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Goodbye.

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 21, 2013 | Comments Off

So 6 years is a long time. Made some calls for help. Didn’t get the answers I was looking for. Con-news was a lot of fun for me but also a whole lot of work. I don’t have the time or energy to continue running the site for various reasons. But I want the database to be available to all. Below are all the convention links we have in our database. After the ones we have dates for we have a list of conventions that we were waiting on future dates for. As far as we know we had more convention links than any other convention site. You can see the thousands of shows below. Pretty proud of that. Now its there for you, in the public domain. Happy for other sites to use this resource. Con-news will go dark completely in one year from this post, so please copy the links listed below if you might need them.
Thanks to everyone who ever supported con-news. You can still reach me at twitter @ luckycreature
Stay in touch.

Oct 31st- Nov 3rd, 2013
Albacon Albany, NY
Anime Nebraskon Lincoln, NE
Bakuretsu COn Colchester, VT
Central Canada Comic Winnipeg, MB
Comikaze Expo Los Angeles, CA
Con-vulution Burligame, CA
Emerald City Steampunk Witchita, KS
Eyecon Vampire DiariesAtlanta, GA
Fangcon Knoxville, TN
Gameholecon Madison, WI
Ghoulardifest Cleveland, OH
GMX Nashville, TN
Hammercon Hamilton, ON
Honorcon Greenville, SC
Hurricane Who Orlando, Fl
Izumicon Oklahoma City, OK
Jackocon Alberquerque, NM
Kamikon Louisville, KY
King Con Brooklyn, NY
Naru2u Ottawa, ON
Nekocon Hampton, VA
Reversed Polarity Toronto, ON
Rhode Island Comic Providence, RI
Sugiocon Cinnci, OH
Telsacon Madison, WI
Vegas Valley Book Festival Las Vegas, NV
Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, GA
Wasabicon Jacksonville, FL
World Fantasy Brighton, UK
Youmacon Detroit, MI

Nov 8th-10th, 2013
Animaine Portland, ME
Anime Blast Chattanooga, TN
Animeland Otaku Mex Albuqureque, NM
Anthocon Portsmouth, NH
Atomacon North Charleston, SC
Bentcon Burbank, CA
Blizzcon Anaheim, CA
Bottoscon Surrey, BC
Carnage on the Mountain Killington, Vt
Creation Star Trek San Fransico, CA
Faeriecon Hunt Valley, MD
Hal-con Halifax, NS
Houston Arcade Houston, TX
Lebowski Fest New Orleans, LA
Millenniumcon Round Rock, TX
Monitacon Jacksonville, NC
Nc Comiccon Durham, NC
Omegacon Siren, WI
Orycon 35, Portland, OR
Pacific Media Los Angeles, CA
Pentacon Ft. Wayne, IN
Philcon Cherry Hill, NJ
Rangerstop Orlando, FL
Tuscon Tuscon, AZ
Quinte Minicon Belleville, ON
Windycon Lombard, IL

Nov 15th-17th, 2013
Astronomicon Rochester, NY
Days of The Dead Chicago, IL
Fx Show Orlando, FL
Gobble-con Stamford, CT
Iowa Icon Cedar Rapids, IA
Kollision Rosemont, IL
Mace Charlotte, NC
Memphis Comic Con Memphis, TN
Nerdacon Columbus, GA
Nuke The Fridge City of Industry, CA
Pure Spec Fest Edmonton, AB
T-C-S Orland Park, IL
Toy And Hobby Show Greensboro, NC
Upstate Steampunk Anderson, SC

Nov 22nd-24th, 2013
Arkansas Anime Festival Bentonville, AR
Board Game Geek Dallas, TX
Chibi Pa West Palm Beach, FL
Creation Supernatural Burbank, CA
DaishoconWisconsin Dells, Wi
Ectocon St. Louis, MO
Long Beach Comic Con Long Beach, CA
Midwest Furfest Rosemont, IL
Southern Pinball Festival Orlando, FL
Super MegafestBoston, MA
U-con Ann Arbor, MI
Who Fest Dallas, TX
Wizard World Austin, TX

Nov 29th-Dec 1st, 2013
The Big Crafty Asheville, NC
Chambanacon Urbana, IL
Chicago Tardis Chicago, IL
Darkover Timonium, MD
Loscon Los Angeles, CA
SFContario Toronto, ON
Starbase Indy Indianapolis, IN
Toy And Hobby Show Charlotte, NC

Dec 6th-8th, 2013
Anonycon Stamford, CT
Comic Book ConnectionJacksonville, FL
Smofcon Toronto, ON
Yamacon Piegon Forge, TN

Dec 13th-15th, 2013
Anime Crossroads Indianapolis, IN
Brick Boutique Pasadena, CA
Crafty Feast Columbia, SC
Creation Vampire Diaries Orlando, FL
Domocon Lisle, IL
Holiday Matsuri Orlando, FL
Robo Toy Fest Pasadena, CA
Toy And Hobby Show Raleigh, NC

Dec 27th-29th, 2013
Anime Apocalypse Rockford, IL
Ikkicon Austin, TX
Futurecon Toronto, ON

Jan 3rd-5th, 2014
Anime Zap Peoria, IL
Destination Anime Ft Lauderdale, FL
Magfest National Harbor, MD
Shadowcon Memphis, TN

Jan 10th-12th, 2014
Ahn-con Kansas City, MO
Albuquerque Comic Albuquerque, NM
Anime LA Los Angeles, CA
Brickfair Birmingham, AL
Ga Filk Atlanta, GA
Ichibancon Concord, NC
Illogicon Raleigh, NC
Kotoricon Sewell, NJ

Jan 16th-19th, 2014
Anime Blues Remix Memphis, TN
Animate Miami Miami, FL
Arisia Boston, MA
Confusion Dearborn, MI
Darkcon Phoenix, AZ
Deconpression Columbus, OH
Further ConfusionSan Jose, CA
Marscon Williamsburg, VA
Rustycon Seattle, WA
Scarab Columbia, SC
Swampcon Gainesville, FL

Jan 24th-26th, 2014
Amazing Arizona Comic Mesa, AZ
Animation on Display San Francisco, CA
Chattacon Chattanooga, TN
Conflikt Renton, WA
Ganime Gattineau, QB
Hauntcon Houston, TX
Las Cruces Anime Days Las Cruces, NM
Ohayocon Columbus, OH
Setsucon Penn St, PA
Winter War Champaign, IL
Wizard World Portland, OR

Jan 30th-Feb 2nd, 2014
Atlanta Game Fest Atlanta, GA
Foolscap Redmond, WA
Supercon Hastings, MN

Feb 7th-9th, 2014
Almacon Alma, MI
Capricon 34 Wheeling, IL
Coastal Magic Daytona Beach, FL
Creation Xena Burbank, CA
Days of the Dead Atlanta, GA
Gottacon Victoria, BC
Kawa Kon St. Louis, MO
Scifi Expo Dallas, TX
Templecon Warwick, RI
Ushicon Round Rock, TX
Wizard World New Orleans, LA

Feb 14th-16th, 2014
Anachrocon Atlanta, GA
Anime Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
BoldcityJacksonville, FL
Boskone Boston, MA
Con Of the North St. Paul, MN
Creation Grand Slam Burbank, CA
Dundracon San Ramon, CA
Farpointcon Timonium, MD
Gallifrey One Los Angeles, CA
Genericon Troy, NY
Kamicon Birmingham, Al
Katsucon Washington, DC
LTUE Provo, UT
Radcon Pasco, WA
Texancon Stephanville, TX
Tsukinocon Victoria, BC

Feb 20th-23rd, 2014
Beyondcon Gig Harbor, WA
Con DFW Dallas, TX
Con-G Guelph, ON
Connooga Chattanooga, TN
Dreamation Morriston, NJ
Faeriecon West Seattle, WA
Florida Arcade Pinball Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Furry Fiesta Dallas, TX
Galaxyfest Colorado Springs, CO
Gamicon Iowa City, IA
Mysticon Roanoke, VA
Owl Con Houston, TX
Pensacon Pensacola, FL
Plattecon Platteville, WI
Potlatch San Jose, CA
Totalcon Mansfield, MA
Visioncon Springfield, MO

Feb 28th-March 2nd, 2014
Animeland Wasabi Denver, CO
Canadian Haunts Hamilton, ON
Cardboard Con Atlanta, GA
Dead Winter London, KY
Intercon Chelmsford, MA
Ohio Pinball Cuyahoga, OH
Prezcon Charlottesville, VA
Staple Austin, TX
Quinni-ConHamden, CT
Ring of Fire Norfolk, VA
Tampa Bay Comic Con Tampa, FL
WTH Con Greensboro, NC

March 7th-9th, 2014
Coastcon Biloxi, MS
Consonance Milipitas, CA
Fogcon San Francisco, CA
Furnal Equinox Toronto, ON
Louisville Arcade Louisville, KY
Marscon Bloomington, MN
Toracon Rochester, NY
Wild Wild West Tuscon, AZ
Wizard World Sacremento, CA

March 13th-16th, 2014
A and G Cincinnati, OH
Allcon Dallas, TX
Anime Matsuri Woodlands, TX
Creation Supernatural Las Vegas, NV
Furthermore Hunt Valley, MD
Gadcon Baltimore, MD
Lexington Comic Con Lexington, KY
Lunacon Rye Brook, NY
Madicon Harrisonburg, VA
Naka-kon Kansas City, MO
Planet Comiccon Overland Park, KS
Princecon Princeton, NJ
TN Game Days Nashville, TN
Triad Anime Con Winston Salem, NC

March 21st-24th, 2014
Anime Boston Boston, MA
Cape Comic Con Cape Giradieu, MO
Con-nichiwa Tuscon, AZ
Condor San Diego, CA
Contact Sunnyvale, CA
Dan con Orland, IL
Egocon Plover, WI
Fantascicon Dalton, GA
Furry Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Gamestorm Vancouver, WA
IAFA Orlando, FL
Keokon Keokuk, IA
Kitsunecon Appleton, WI
Mace West Asheville, NC
Mad Monster Party Charlotte, NC
Megacon Orlando, FL
Midsouthcon Memphis, TN
Revelcon Houston, TX
Va Fest Book Charlottesville, VA

March 28th-30th, 2014
3rd conf on Middle Earth Westford, MA
Anomalycon Denver, CO
Armegeddicon Columbus, OH
Brony Fest Dallas, TX
Chi-fi Chicago, IL
Conbust Northhampton, MA
Emerald City Seattle, WA
Evillecon Evansville, IN
JayconElizabethtown, PA
Monsterpalooza Burbank, CA
Texas Pinball Dallas, TX
Wizard World Louisville, KY

April 4th-6th, 2014
221B Con Atlanta, GA
Ad Astra Toronto, ON
Anime Detour Bloomington, MN
Codcon Glen Ellyn, IL
Creation Vampire Diaries Chicago, IL
Cyphacon Lake Charles, LA
Econocon Plymouth, NH
Gem City Dayton, OH
Kawaii Kon Honolulu, HI
Nadeshicon Sillery, QB
Shutocon Lansing, MI
Tekkoshocon Pittsburgh, PA
TriCities Toy & Hobby Gray, TN
Willycon Wayne, NE
Wizard World St
Louis, MO

April 11th-13th, 2014
Ambercon Detroit, MI
Anime St. Louis St. Louis, IL
Conglomeration Louisville, KY
Furry Connection Novi, MI
GnomeconSavannah, GA
Jordancon Atlanta, GA
Marble City Comiccon Knoxville, Tn
Midwest Gaming Classic Milwaukee, WI
Shinbokucon Huron, OH
Space Columbus, OH
Ubbcon Buffalo, NY

April 17th-20th, 2014
Anime Conji San Diego, CA
AwesomeCon Washington, DC
Fan Expo Canada Vancouver, ON
Frolicon Atlanta, GA
Full Moon Horror Nashville, TN
Gateway Furmeet St. Louis, MO
Minicon 49 Minneapolis, MN
MTAC Nashville, TN
Nashicon Columbia, SC
Norwescon Seattle, WA
Sakuracon Seattle, WA

April 25th-28th, 2014
C2e2 Chicago, IL
Constellation NE Lincoln, NE
Costume Con Toronto, ON
Creation Star Trek Philadelphia, PA
Filk Ontario Mississauga, Ontario
Kingdomcon San Diego, CA
LA SCifi Port Allen, LA
No Brand Con Eau Claire, WI
Omegacon Siren, WI
Ravencon Richmond, VA
Steampunk Symposium Cinncinnatti, OH
Trek Trax Atlanta, GA
Windy City Pulp & Paper Lombard, IL
Zenkaikon Lancaster, PA

May 2nd-4th, 2014
Another Game ConHudson, OH
Bellecon Jacksonville, FL
CorfluRichmond, VA
Creation Supernatural Washignton, DC
Demicon Des Moines, IA
Eeriecon Niagra Falls, NY
Gaslight Gathering San Diego, CA
Malice Domestic Bethseda, MD
Penguicon Troy, MI
Starfest Denver, CO
Wizard World Minneapolis, MN

May 9th-11th, 2014
Anime Southeast Sevierville, TN
Leprecon Mesa, AZ
Marcon Columbus, OH
Toronto Comics Arts Toronto, ON
Trek Con Springfield, MO

May 16th-18th, 2014
Anime Central Rosemont, IL
Big Wow Comic San Jose, CA
Console Room Minneapolis, MN
Contrails/Deepsouthcon Bristol, VA
Dallas Comic Con Dallas, TX
Huzzah Portland, ME
Ice & Fire Ravenwood Castle, OH
MCBA Springcon St. Paul, MN
Mobicon Mobile, Al
Motor City ComicCon Detroit, MI
Steampunk World Fair Piscataway, NJ
Ufo Fest McMinnville, OR
Wonderfest Louisville, KY

May 23rd-25th, 2013
Animazement Raleigh, NC
AniMinneapolis Minneapolis, MN
Anime North Toronto, ON
Anime Oasis Boise, ID
Britcon MN Bloomington, MN
Clockwork Alchemy San Jose, CA
Comicpalooza Houston, TX
Conquest Kansas City, KS
Crypticon Seattle, WA
Media Westcon Lansing, MI
Miscon Missoula, MT
Momocon Atlanta, GA
Omni ExpoOrlando, FL
Puerto Rico Comic Con San Juan, PR
Sci-fi on the Rock St. Johns, NF
SFRA Madison, WI
Wiscon Madison, WI

May 30th-June 1st, 2014
Califur Irvine, CA
ConCarolinas Charlotte, NC
Sodak Anime Rapid City, SD
Spokane Comiccon Spokane, WA
Wizard World Atlanta, GA

June 5th-8th, 2014
A-kon Dallas, TX
Bayou Wars Kenner, LA
Bloody Worlds Toronto, ON
Creation Star Trek Chicago, IL
Duckon Wheeling, IL
Hamacon Huntsville, Al
Geekout Asheville, NC
Phoenix Comic Con Phoenix, AZ

June 13th-15th, 2014
Anime Mid Atlantic Chesapeake, VA
Andocon Atlanta, GA
Brickworld Chicago, IL
Cosplacon Jefferson City, MO
Denver Comic Con Denver, CO
OMGcon Paducah, KY
Sf Summer Con Atlanta, GA
Superman Celebration Metropolis, IL

June 20th-22nd, 2014
Anime Blues Memphis, TN
Haunted America 2013 Decatur, IL
Heroescon Charlotte, NC
Idol Matsuri Silverdale, WA
MonsterBash Mars, PA
Ne Filk Morristown, NJ
Portconmaine Portland, ME
Storm Con Charleston, SC
Texas Comic ConSan Antonio, TX
Wizard World Philadelphia, PA

June 27th-29th, 2014
Britishfest Omaha, NE
Con Kasterborous Huntsville, AL
Days of the Dead Indianapolis, IN
Derby City Louisville, KY
Libertycon East Ridge, TN
Ocala Comic Ocala, FL
Picon Enfield, CT
Savcon Savannah, GA
Scifi Valley Con Altoona, PA

July 2-6th, 2014
Anime Expo Los Angeles, CA
Anime Midwest Lisle, IL
CONvergence Bloomington, MN
DEXCON Morriston, NJ
Dice Tower Kissimee, FL
Everfree NW Seattle, WA
Inconjunction Indianapolis, IN
LAW Louisville, KY
Supercon Miami, FL
Westercon 67 Salt Lake City, UT

July 10th-13th, 2014
Con-gregate Winston Salem, NC
Goocon Atlanta, GA
Metrocon Tampa, FL
Readercon Burlington, MA

July 18th-20th, 2014
Ancient City Con Jacksonville, FL
Con Bravo Oakville, ON
Detcon 1 Detroit, MI
Historicon Fredericksburg, VA
Kansasfest Kansas City, MO
Monstercon Greenville, SC
San Japan San Antonio, TX
Southern Media Lakeland, FL

July 25th-27th, 2013
Anime Iowa Iowa City, IA
Comic-Con Intl San Diego, CA
MegaplexKissimee, FL

July 31st- Aug 3rd, 2014
Creation Star Trek Las Vegas, NV
Osfest Omaha, NE
Wizard World San Antonio, TX

Aug 8th-10th, 2014
Cos and Effect Vancouver, BC
Creation Vampire Diaries Dallas, TX
Heat Of Battle New Orleans, LA
Mythcon Norton, MA

Aug 15th-17th, 2014
Creation Stargate Chicago, IL
Loncon3/Worldcon London, UK
Va Beach Comiccon Va Beach, VA

Aug 22nd-24th, 2014
Power Morphin Pasadena, CA
Wizard World Chicago, IL

Aug 29th-Sept 1, 2014
Dragoncon Atlanta, GA

Sept 5th-7th, 2014
Creation Supernatural Whippany, NJ

Sept 12th-14th, 2014
Ba No toshiTyler, TX
Creation Vampire Diaries Las Vegas, NV
Furry Migration Bloomington, MN
Wizard World Richmond, VA

Sept 26th-28th, 2014
Wizard World Nashville, TN

Oct 10th-12th, 2014
Council of Five Nations Schenectady, NY
Wizard World Austin, TX

Oct 25th-27th, 2014
Athens Anime Academy Athens, GA

Oct 29th-Nov 2nd, 2014
Noircon Philadelphia, PA
Wizard World Columbus, OH

Nov 7th-9th, 2014
Mace Charlotte, NC
Wizard World Tulsa, OK

Nov 13th-16th, 2014
Bouchercon Long Beach, CA

Jan 30th-Feb 1st, 2015
SWAG San Antonio, TX

April 2nd-5th, 2015
Minicon 50 Minneapolis, MN

April 16th-19th, 2015
Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, CA

May 15th-18th, 2015
CostumeCon Charleston, SC

May 21st-25th, 2015
Misti-con Laconia, NH

June 4th-7th, 2015
Bloody Worlds Halifax, ON

July 31st-Aug 2nd, 2015
San Japan San Antonio, TX

Aug 7th-9th, 2015
Cos and Effect Vancouver, BC

Aug 19th-22nd, 2015
Sasquan/ Worldcon 73 Spokane, WA

Sept 4th-Sept 7th, 2015
Dragoncon Atlanta, GA

Oct 2nd-4th, 2015
Contraflow/Deepsouthcon New Orleans, LA

Oct 9th-11th, 2015
Bouchercon Raleigh, NC
Council of Five Nations Schenectady, NY

Conventions we dont have the current dates for as of right now.
Dot Con Yorkland, ON
Paper Asylum Erie, PA
7th-9th, 2011
Mythoscon Phoenix, AZ
Jan 13th-15th, 2012
Magna Next East Rutherford, NJ
March 16th-18th, 2012
Revoluticon Columbus, OH
Technicon Blacksburg, VA

March 30th-April 1st, 2012
Mythic Faire Atlanta, GA
April 6th-8th, 2012

Actionfest Asheville, NC
June 7th-10th, 2012
Pop Art Con Philadelphia, PA
Super Mega Show Whippany, NJ

June 15th-17th, 2012
Faerie Escape Atlanta, GA
June 22nd-24th, 2012
Conflagration Tempe, AZ

July 27th-29th, 2012
DC Zinefest Washington, DC
Aug 3rd-5th, 2012
Allentown Comicon Allentown, PA
Anime World Chicago, IL
Aug 9th-12th, 2012
Classic Game Expo Las Vegas, NV
Aug 15th-19th, 2012
Constructacon Romulus, MI

Sept 7th-9th, 2012
Collector Showcase Knoxville, TN
Hypercon San Mateo, CA

Sept 14th-16th, 2012
#$%# Cartoons Washington, DC

Sept 22nd-24th, 2012

http://tczinefest.tumblr.com/about

Oct 5th-7th, 2012
After Life Chicago, IL
Nashville Comic and Horror Nashville, TN

Oct 12th-14th, 2012 http://monster-con.com/fayre/event-info/
Yaoicon Burligame, CA
Aliens To Zombies Hollywood, Ca
Nov 1st-4th, 2012
Euro Quest Pikesville, MD
Chicago Entertainment Expo Bridgeview, IL
Ubercon Edison, NJ

Nov 23rd-25th, 2012
Toys on the Hudson Jersey City, NJ

Jan 11th-13th, 2013
Toy And Hobby Show Raleigh, NC
Jan 18th-21st, 2013

Charlotte Minicon Charlotte, NC
Coldcon Ludington, MI
Snow Con Orono, ME
Jan 25th-27th, 2013
Cosine Colorodo Springs, CO

Feb 1st-3rd, 2013
Carolina Games Summit Goldsboro, NC
Williamsburg Muster Williamsburg, VA
Feb 7th-10th, 2013
Marmaladedog Kalamazoo, MI
Shevacon Roanoke, VA
Toy And Hobby Show Raleigh, NC
GhenghisCon Auroro, Co
Orrcon Los Angeles, CA
Sankofa College Park, GA

Feb 22nd-24th, 2013
Fire and Ice Mantioc, WI
Toy And Hobby Show Charlotte, NC
March 1st-3rd, 2013
Aggieccon College Station, TX
Indie Horror Chicago, IL
Stellarcon 37 Greensboro, NC

March 8th-10th, 2013
Brickworld Indianapolis, IN
Chicago Zine Chicago, IL
Monster Mania Cherry Hill, NJ
Springfever Raleigh, NC
Toy And Hobby Show Hickory, NC

March 15th-17th, 2013
Asheville Tattoo Fest Asheville, NC
Conncon Stamford, CT
Eyecon Vampire Atlanta, GA
Marucon Columbia, SC
Millenicon Cinncinatti, OH
Who’s Your Con Indianapolis, IN
March 21st-24th, 2013
Anime Salt Lake Salt Lake City, UT
Fablescon Rochester, MN
Hatsume Fair Delrey Beach, FL
Icon Stony Brook, NY (postponed)
PAX East Boston, MA
South Texas Collectors Laredo, TX
Vericon Cambridge, MA
March 29th-31st, 2013
American Music & Pop Culture Expo Hershey, PA
Boston Underground Film Boston, MA
Steampunk Gettysburg Gettysburg, PA
Wondercon Anaheim, CA
April 5th-8th, 2013
Chimaeracon San Antonio, TX
Creation Vampire Diaries Chicago, IL
Fluke Athens, GA
Freecon Tallahasee, Fl
Gi Joe Con Indianapolis, IN
Ghouls Drive-in Vandergrift, PA
Mich Pinball Rochester, MI
MOCCA New York, NY
April 12th-14th, 2013
Atlanta South ComicMcDonough, GA
Creation Vampire Diaries Las Vegas, NV
Eaton/SFRA Riverside, CA
Let’s Play Green Bay, WI
Mepacon Clarks Summit, PA
Odyssey Con Madison, WI
Philly Comic Con Philadelphia, PA
Pirate Fest Greenville, NC
Steam Revolution Nashua, NH

April 19th-21st, 2013

Atlanta Comic ConAtlanta, GA
Blood on the BeachVa Beach, VA

http://www.cultureshockweekend.com/

Bodercon McAllen, TX
Cyphacon Lake Charles, LA
T-mode Alexandria, VA

Ba-con Columbus, OH
April 26th-28th, 2013
Chiller Theatre Parsippany, NJ
Creation Star Trek Philly, PA
Dairycon Fond Du Lac, Wi
Dark Shadows Coronado, CA
Parahistory Con Lake George, NY
Pulp Ark Batesville, AR
Steampunk Exhib Santa Clara, CA
Stumptown Comics Festival Portland, OR
Toy And Hobby Show Charlotte, NC
Wild Nights Wilburton, OK

START HERE
May 3rd-5th, 2013
Anime Zing Davenport, IA
Collectors Showcase Knoxville, TN
CoreconMoorhead, MN
Creation Supernatural Whippany, NJ
Gamedays Timonium, MD
Halloween and Haunters King of Prussia, PA
KhaotickonTampa, FL
KiraKiracon Charlotte, NC
LouisanimeBaton Rouge, LA
Morphicon Columbus, OH
Parahorror Niagra Falls, NY
Philly Non Sport Card Allentown, PA
Outlantacon/Gaylaxicon Atlanta, GA
T-C-S Orland Park, IL
Texas FrightmareDallas, TX
Wonder Northwest Portland, OR

May 9th-13th, 2013
ANS Comic La Plata, MD
Bam-con Pittsfield, MA
Brickfair Manchester, NH
Comic Book ConnSt Augustine, FL
Faerie FestDarlington, MD
Hickorycon Hickory, NC
Nashville Comic Nashville, TN
Port City Pop Con Wilmington, NC
Saltfest Salt Lake City, UT
Toy And Hobby Show Raleigh, NC
Watch City Festival Waltham, MA
May 17th-21st, 2013
East Coast Black Age of Comics Philly, PA (Sat)
Ecof Chicago, IL
Keycon Winnepeg, MB
Nebula Awards San Jose, CA
Orlando Comic Orlando, FL
Otafest Calgary, AB
Spectrum Art Live Kansas City, KS
Steampunk Spectacular Duluth, MN
Texicon Ft. Worth, TX
Tonner Age of Innocence Lombard, IL
What The Fur Montreal, QB
XCON Myrtle Beach, SC

May 23rd-27th, 2013
American Burlesque & Sideshow Festival Asheville, NC
Alabama Phoenix Birmingham, Al
Balticon Baltimore, MD
Baycon San Francisco, CA
C3 Traverse City, MI
Conduit Salt Lake City, UT
Famcon City of Industry, CA
Fanime San Jose, CA
Florida Anime Orlando, FL
Galacticon 3 Houston, TX
Gamex Los Angeles, CA
Marietta ComicMarietta, GA
Mayhem Orlando, FL
NashconFranklin, TN
Oasis Orlando, FL
Rocket City Furmeet Huntsville, AL
Timegate Atlanta, GA

http://www.cinevent.com/
May 31st-June 3rd, 2013
Creation Star Trek Chicago, IL
Ephemerafest Lexington, KY
Fanboy Expo Knoxville, TN
Frill Decatur, GA
Knightrokon Orlando, FL
Wizard World Philadelphia, PA

June 7th-9th, 2013
Anime Next Somerset, NJ
Colossalcon Sandusky, OH
ConComCON Seattle, WA
Fatality Fest Billings, MT
Mego Meet Wheeling, WV
NW Pinball Seattle, WA
Retro Computing Expo Indianapolis, IN
Robert E. Howard Days Cross Plains, TX
ScifestSan Antonio, TX
Toy And Hobby Show Greensboro, NC
June 13th-16th, 2013
Amazing Las Vegas Comic Las Vegas, NV
Ani Megacon Las Vegas, NV
Cake Chicago, IL
Eyecon ZombieAtlanta, GA
Hypericon Nashville, TN
Knoxville Comic/Anime Knoxville, TN
Mizucon Miami, FL
Origins Columbus, OH
Rapier Jacksonville, FL
Stoker Weekend/World Horror New Orleans, LA

June 21st-23rd, 2013
A.C.E. Alberquerque, NM
Apollocon Houston, TX
Diecon Collinsville, IL
Fieldcon Morgan County, OH
4th St. Fantasy Bloomington, MN
Jafax Allendale, MI
Kids Read Comics Dearborn, MI
Mightycon Pheasant Run, IL
Toy & Train Con Wheeling, WV
Toy And Hobby Show Raleigh, NC

June 27th-30th, 2013
Animaritime Moncton, NB
Annapolis Comic Con Annapolis, MD
Bayoucon Lake Charles, La
Botcon San Diego, CA
Contemporal Chapel Hill, NC
Costumers Lost Weekend Dallas, TX
Creation Star Trek Nashville, TN
Hetaliacon Indianapolis, IN
Hoshicon Winston Salem, NC
Ladies of Letterpress Mt. Pleasant, IA
LeakyCon Portland, OR
Midwestcon 64 Cinncinatti,OH
Seishucon Atlanta, GA
Slapsticon Bloomington, IN
Soonercon Oklahoma, OK
Trek Fest Riverside, IA
Wizard World New York City, NY

July 2nd-8th, 2013
Anime Overload Austin, TX
Anthrocon Pittsburgh, PA
Days of The Dead Indianapolis, IN
Image Comics Expo San Francisco, CA (2nd)
MY Little Pony Con Indianapolis, IN
N.A. Discworld Baltimore, MD
Project Anime Los Angeles, CA

July 12th-14th, 2013 http://www.saskexpo.com/
Ai-kon Winnipeg, MB
Anime Wichita Wichita, KS
California Extreme Santa Clara, CA
Connecticon Hartford, CT
Creation Vamp Diaries Parsippany, NJ
Delta H Con Houston, TX
Fantasia Fest Montreal, QB
G-Fest Rosemont, IL
Ikasucon Ft. Wayne, IN
Natsucon Collinsville, IL
Polar Chill Toronto, ON
Seattle Retro Gaming Seattle, WA
Sweet Apple Con Nashville, TN
Tolkien Moot Spokane, WA


uly 18th-21st, 2013
Camp Necon Bristol, RI
Comic Book Show Jacksonville, FL
Confluence Pittsburgh, PA(Cancelled)
Kuroneko Spokane, WA
Lebowski Fest Louisville, KY
Pokecon Louisville, KY
Play on con Birmingham, AL
Soycon Rolling Meadows, IL
Toy And Hobby Show Hickory, NC
Wausaubicon Wasua, WI

July 26th-28th, 2013
Animeland Tucon Tuscon, AZ
Chiisaicon Sheperdsville, KY
Fandom Fest Louisville, KY
Fright Night Louisville, KY
Game Warp Show Orlando, Florida
Kintoki-con Sacremento, CA
OMNIcon Mcallen, TX
Pirate FestPunta Gorda, FL
Pulpfest Columbus, OH
qep’aPhiladelphia, PA
Rob-con Bristol, TN
Ryu-kon Niagra Falls, NY
Salt City Steamfest Layton, UT
Steel City ConMonroeville, PA
Star Wars Celebration Messe Essen, GE
Toy And Hobby Show Raleigh, NC
Transformers Con Mississaugo, ON
Wvyacon Whytheville, WV
Anime Fest Orlando Orlando, FL
Boston Comic Con Boston, MA
Brickfair Chantilly, VA
Bronycon Baltimore, MD
Charlotte Comic Charlotte, NC
Central Comic Con Kansas City, MO
Condition London, ON
Contamination St. Louis, MO
Costume College Woodland Hills, CA
Diversicon St. Paul, MN
Fandemonium Nampa, ID
Fanboy ExpoTampa, FL
Furcon Denver, CO
Gaymercon San Francisco, CA
GoDaikocon Troy, MI
Harbour ConfusionSt. John, NB
Musecon Itsaca, IL
Mysterium Rochester, NY
Quakecon Dallas, TX
Roundcon Columbia, SC
Shore Leave Hunt Valley, MD
Space City Houston, TX
Starfleet Intl Dallas, TX
Stocktoncon Stockton, CA
Tokyo In Tulsa Tulsa, OK

Aug 9th-11th, 2013
Animethon Edmonton, AB
Charticon Charlotte, NC
Coppercon Mesa, AZ
Cos and Effect Vancouver, BC
D23 Anaheim, CA
Dragonflight Bellevue, WA
Dum Dum Louisville, KY
Florida Comics Melbourne, FL
Nagucon Helena, MT
Otakon Baltimore, MD
Pirate Invasion Beaufort, NC
Pirates & Wenches Rock Hall, MD
Spocon Spokane. WA
Toy And Hobby Show Charlotte, NC
When Worlds Collide Calgary, AB
Whedonfest Scottsville, KY
Wizard World Chicago, IL
Aug 16th-18th, 2013
Ani-JamFresno, CA
Anime Revolution Vancouver, BC
Comic Book Connection Orlando, FL
Creation Stargate Chicago, IL
Creation Vampire Diaries Dallas, TX
Crypticon Kansas City, MO
Gencon Indianapolis, IN
Lebowski Fest Milwaukee, Wi
Mars Society Boulder, CO
Monster Mania Cherry Hill, NJ
Motaku Kansas City, MO
Otakuthon Montreal, QB
OnyxconAtlanta, GA
Pensacola Paracon Pensacola, FL
San Japan San Antonio, TX
Vividcon Chicago, IL

Aug 23rd-25th, 2013
ACEC Columbus, OH
AM2 Anaheim, CA
Bubonicon Alberquerqe, NM
Camp Feral Algonquin Park, ON
Comicconn Trumbull, CT
Creation Star Trek Seattle, WA
Creation Supernatural Vancouver, BC
Fan Expo Canada Toronto, ON
Geekkon Madison, WI
Glitchcon Bentonville, AR
Guns Of August Williamsburg, VA
Interventioncon Rockville, MD
MatsuriconColumbus, OH
Mechacon New Orleans, LA
MightyCon Palatine, IL
Mythicon Orlando, FL
Papermania Hartford, CT
Retcon Long Island, NY
RKOcon Providence, RI
Saikoucon Bethlehem, PA
Tampa Bay Comic Con Tampa, FL
WV POP Morgantown, WV

Comic Book ConnectionSt Augustine, FL
Aug 29th-Sept 3rd, 2013
Anime Fest Dallas, TX
Anime Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Celestialcon Fremont, CA
Dark Carnival Columbus, IN
Dragoncon Atlanta, GA
Kumoricon Portland, OR
Librari-con Fayetteville, NC
Lone Star Con 3/ Worldcon San Antonio, TX
Memphit Furmeet, Memphis, TN
Metacon Bloomington, MN
Pax Prime Seattle, WA
Sabotecon Phoenix, AZ
Sac Anime Sacremento, CA
SF Zine Fest San Francisco, CA
Sogen Con Sioux Falls, SD
Strategicon Los Angeles, CA
Tacticon Auroro, Co
TCEP 20 Sterling, Va

Sept 6th-8th, 2013
Baltimore Comic Con Baltimore, MD
Cincy Comic Cinncinnatti, OH
Drive-in Super Monster Vandergrift, PA
Hollywood Collectors Chicago, IL
Horrorhound Indianapolis, IN
Indie Craft Parade Greenville, SC
Kentuckyocon Lexington, Ky
Kishicon Welasco, TX
Midoricon West Portmouth, OH
No Mich Anime Traverse City, MI
Outsidecon Burns, TN
Peewee Over Louisville Louisville, KY
Southern Front Raleigh, NC
Umicon Daytona, FL

Sept 13th-15th, 2013
Anime Usa Arlington, VA
Brony Fan Faire Austin, TX
Buckeye Game Fest Columbus, OH
Cinnci Comic Expo Cincinnatti, OH
Dellacon Wisconsin Dells, WI
Fatality Fest Billings, MT
Fantacon Albany, NY
Fatality Fest Billings, MT
Hubcon Hattiesburg, MS
Illuxcon Altoona, PA
Mad Monster Party Gras New Orleans, LA
Mai-con Oxford, Ms
Montreal Comic Con Montreal, QB
Nan Desku Kon Denver, CO
Nashville Comic Nashville, TN
Nauticon Provincetown, MA
Powercon Los Angeles, CA
Retrocon Philadelphia, PA
Scare-A-Cuse Verona, NY
SPX Betheseda, MD
Scarefest Lexington, KY
WoodchuckapaloozaDenver, CO
Sept 19th-22nd, 2013
Aoi Uma Con Louisville, KY
Asheville Comic Expo Asheville, NC
Bouchercon Albany, NY
Camp Anime Woodstock, CT
Cogcon Rolla, MO
Creation Supernatural Dallas, TX
Dan con Orland Park, IL
Erie Anime Erie, PA
Fantastic Fest Austin, TX (19th-26th)
Horror Realm Pittsburgh, PA
Japan Fest Dultuh, GA
Freaks N Geeks Kalamazoo, MI
Killercon Las Vegas, NV
Konspolsion Ft. Smith, AR
MidAtlantic Nostalgia Hunt Valley, MD
Midwestria St. Charles, IL
Mothman Fest Point Pleasant, WV
Philly Non Sport Card Show Allentown, PA
Otaku Mex Alburquerque, NM
Project Comiccon St. Louis, MO
Ramencon Merryville, IN
Roccon Rochester, NY
Rose City Comiccon Portland, OR
Shockacon Charleston, WV
South Texas Collectors Laredo, TX
Wizard World Columbus, OH
Wyrdcon Costa Mesa, CA

Sept 27th-29th, 2013
Anime Weekend Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Horror Fest Atlanta, GA
Brickworld Ft. Wayne, IN
Chicago Horror Film Fest Chicago, IL
Comic Book ConnectionSt Augustine, FL
Conception Glen Ellyn, IL
Context Columbus, OH
Crypticon Minneapolis, MN
Days of The Dead Los Angeles, CA
Gamecon Memphis Memphis, TN
Granite State ComicManchester, NH
Hurricon Orlando, FL
Klingon Feast Daytona Beach, FL
Las Vegas Comic Expo Las Vegas, NV
MICE Cambridge, MA
Monster Mania Hunt Valley, MD
Malcon Greenwood, CO
Monstercon San Antonio, TX
New Orleans Horror New Orleans, LA
Pittsburgh Comic Pittsburgh, PA
Rainfurfest Seattle, WA
Romanticism Rochester, MI
Senshicon Anchorage, AK
Toy And Hobby Show Raleigh, NC
Wasteland Weekend Lucerne Valley, CA
Wildcat Comic Con Williamsport, PA

Oct 4th-6th, 2013
Archon 37 St. Louis, MO
Brickcon Seattle, WA
Browncoat Ball Phoenix, AZ
Can ConOttawa, ON
ConX Kansas City, MO
Escapist Expo Durham, NC
Fan Days Dallas, TX
Fantom Fest San Antonio, TX
FenconAddison, TX
Genrecon Guelph, ON
Handmande & Bound Nashville, TN
Jemcon Portland, ME
Krakencon San Francisco, CA
MCBA Bloomington, MN
Non Sport Card Chicago, IL
Nuke Con Council Bluffs, IA
Ochibacon Oshawa, ON
Portland Retro Gaming Expo Portland, OR
Realms Con Corpus Christi, TX
Rincon Tuscon, AZ
Rocky Mountain Collector Pueblo, CO
Shadocon Tampa, FL
Siegecon Atlanta, GA
Tomadachi Fest Boise, ID
Toy And Hobby Show Hickory, NC
Vcon Vancouver, BC

Oct 10th-13th, 2013
Akaicon Mufreesboro, TN
Anime Banzai Layton, UT
A.P.E. San Francisco, CA
AZ FurCon Scottsdale, AZ
Capclave, Washington, DC
Conclave Romulus, MI
Constellation Huntsville, AL
Council of Five Nations Schenectady, NY
Creation Supernatural Toronto, ON
Encouters Witchita, KS
Fatality Fest Ft Lauderdale, FL
Game Springfield, MO
Icon Idaho Falls, ID
Lebowski Fest San Francisco, CA
Ny Comic Con New York, NY
Orlando Comic Expo Orlando, FL
Screamfest Los Angeles, CA
Sirens Portland, OR
Son Of Monsterpalooza Burbank, CA
Telluride Horror Telluride, CO
Tsubasacon Huntington, WV

Oct 18th-20th, 2013
Anime Banzai Layton, UT
Anime Fusion Bloomington, MN
Another Anime Con Nashua, NH
Arcana St. Paul, MN
Charcon Charleston, WV
Comic Book Connection Jacksonville, FL
Conjecture San Diego, CA
Con On the Cob Hudson, OH
Contraflow New Orleans, LA
Fandom Pensacola, FL
Geek Girl Con Seattle, WA
Milehicon Denver, CO
Necrocomicon St. Petersburg, FL
North Texas Comic Dallas, TX
Pinball Expo Chicago, IL
Valleycon Fargo, ND
Wincon Las Vegas, NV
Wizard World Nashville, TN
Zombicon Ft. Myers, FL

Oct 24th-27th, 2013
Akicon Bellevue, WA
Armadillo Con Austin, TX
Banzaicon Columbia, SC
Comic Book City Con Greensboro, NC
Cola-con Columbia, SC
Creation Supernatural Chicago, IL
Detroit Fanfare Detroit, MI
Flatcon Bloomington, IL
Furfright Cromwell, CT
Gamefest Chattanooga, TN
Hallowcon Dalton, GA
Knoxville Horror Film Fest Knoxville, TN
OKlacon Watonga, OK
Ohio Valley Filk Worthington, OH
Oni-con Houston, TX
Rising Star Bluefield, WV
Rock Con Rockford, IL
Slagacon Cinncinnatti, OH
Snafucon Reno, NV
South Texas Horror McAllen, TX
Steamcon Bellevue, WA
Sukoshicon Athens, GA
Thriller Chiller Grand Rapids, MI
Toronto After Dark Toronto, ON
Ultimate Horror Weekend Orlando, FL

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Conventions this weekend 11/22-11/24, 2013

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 18, 2013 | Comments Off

Nov 22nd-24th, 2013
Arkansas Anime Festival Bentonville, AR
Board Game Geek Dallas, TX
Chibi Pa West Palm Beach, FL
Creation Supernatural Burbank, CA
DaishoconWisconsin Dells, Wi
Ectocon St. Louis, MO
Long Beach Comic Con Long Beach, CA
Midwest Furfest Rosemont, IL
Southern Pinball Festival Orlando, FL
Super MegafestBoston, MA
U-con Ann Arbor, MI
Who Fest Dallas, TX
Wizard World Austin, TX

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Animeland Wasabi news.

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 17, 2013 | Comments Off

The talented and lovely Cassandra Morris will be in attendance at Animeland Wasabi in 2014. Notably known for her role as Ritsu Tainaka in the anime series K-On!, her other voice work includes:
  • Leafa/Suguha Kirigaya – Sword Art Online
  • Hitomi – Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
  • Sophie – Tales of Graces F
  • and many more..
     
When she isn’t voicing memorable characters, she can be found on About.com as the writer/editor for the Prom and Formal Dances section.
Please join Animeland in welcoming this young and talented star!
For more information, visit her Guest Profile here!
 
Animelandwasabi.com
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‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Celebration Event to Include BBC AMERICA Special Screening at Wizard World Austin Comic Con on November 23

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 16, 2013 | Comments Off

 

Highly-Anticipated 50th Anniversary Special Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor to be Shown at Austin Convention Center in Conjunction with Simulcast on BBC AMERICA and in Over 75 Countries

NEW YORK and AUSTIN, Texas, November 13, 2013 – For a half-century, TV viewers across the world have been captivated by Doctor Who, the longest running and most successful sci-fi series ever.  In collaboration with BBC AMERICA, Wizard World Austin Comic Con fans will enjoy the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration Event on Saturday, November 23.  The event is part of the international celebration in which, for the first time ever, the series’ 50th Anniversary special, Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor, will be simulcast on BBC AMERICA and to millions of fans in over 75 countries.
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Days of dead chicago

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 15, 2013 | Comments Off

AYS OF THE DEAD returns to Chicago for three days of monsters, movies, and madness THIS WEEKEND!

Celebrity guests scheduled to appear include DANNY TREJO, ACE FREHLEY, BILL MOSELEY, JAMES KAREN, TWIGGY RAMIREZ, LITA FORD, GUNNAR HANSEN, a RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD reunion, BLADE RUNNER reunion, and much, much MORE!

Live music, 48 hour film festival, monstrous after hours parties, and the best memorabilia vendors from across the country all weekend long!

For tickets and full event info, visit http://www.DaysoftheDead.net/chicago
 

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Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ Groups, Cosplayers Among Fan Communities At Wizard World Austin Comic Con

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 15, 2013 | Comments Off

Local Groups Join Noted Cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty, ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Doctor Who’ Organizations In Entertaining Fans At Austin Convention Center November 22-24

NEW YORK and AUSTIN, Texas, November 12, 2013 – Cosplay is flourishing at Wizard World events, and groups showing off their affinity for all-time classics like Star Wars, “Star Trek,” Ghostbusters and many other movies, TV shows, comics and other characters will be on hand at Wizard World Austin Comic Con, Nov. 22-24 at the Austin Convention Center.  Famed cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty will lead the way as thousands dress the part in a celebration of ultimate fandom all weekend.

Not to be outdone, “Doctor Who,” “Battlestar Galactica” and steampunk organizations will also represent their favorite genres well during the event.

Groups scheduled to show their devotion at Wizard World Austin Comic Con include: Read more

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Baltimore Comic-Con Returns to Philly with Barry Kitson

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 14, 2013 | Comments Off


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - November 12, 2013 -
Baltimore Comic-Con promoter Marc Nathan is returning to the road this weekend, bringing a little bit of the Baltimore Comic-Con back to the Philadelphia Comic-Con thisSunday, November 17th.  This time, he’s coming along with Barry Kitson!  Stop by to meet Barry, talk to Marc about new guests being announced for the Baltimore Comic-Con, and buy some comics while you’re there!  Marc will also have Exhibitor and Artist Alley forms for this coming year’s convention on September 5th through 7th.

 

Information about the Philadelphia Comic-Con can be found on their website, http://www.philadelphiacomic-con.com/.  It will be held at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center, 76 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029 from 10am to 4pm.  Be sure to stop by!

 

Stay tuned to our website or use the “Sign up” link at the bottom of our website to receive update announcements as we make them!

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Initiative To Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 14, 2013 | Comments Off

Comics Legend Neal Adams To Conduct Charity Art Auctions At Wizard World Events Beginning At Austin Comic Con, November 22-24

NEW YORK, November 11, 2013 – Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, in conjunction with Wizard World, Inc., will conduct a series of charity comics art auctions at Wizard World’s pop culture conventions across the United States, beginning at Austin Comic Con, Nov. 22-24, it was announced today by Adams and Wizard World Chairman & CEO John Macaluso.  A portion of proceeds from the auctions, which will be comprised of pieces donated by Adams and other notable comics artists, will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“The auctions are a great way to showcase outstanding artwork produced by top creators all over the world and to reward them, while benefiting a tremendous cause,” said Adams, a regular at Wizard World events who is widely credited with reviving the “Batman” franchise and is thought of by many as the greatest contemporary comic artist in our medium. “I am pleased to be working with Wizard World to spread the program into as many venues and reach as many comic art lovers as possible.”

Adams has created a “Wonder Woman” piece as his first donated item, available at Austin Comic Con.  The auction will be held on the Wizard World Main Stage (show floor) on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m.

Adams headlines a standout roster of creators scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, including Greg Capullo (“Batman,” “Spawn”), Mark Bagley (“Fantastic Four,” “Ultimate Spider-Man”), Kenneth Rocafort (“Superman,” “Action Comics”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”) and nearly 200 others.

Stan Lee, Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” WWE® Superstar John Cena® and “Star Trek” captains William Shatner and Scott Bakula are among the top celebrities attending the event, held at the Austin Convention Center. It is the eighth and final event in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, drawn by Rob Guillory (“Chew”) and available only at Wizard World Austin Comic Con.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World Austin Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

Wizard World 2013 Schedule
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 11-12 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con

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FLORIDA ANIME EXPERIENCE CELEBRATES “GHOST IN THE SHELL” FOR YEAR FOUR.

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 14, 2013 | Comments Off

The annual event will welcome voice actors from the classic anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

(ORLANDO, FLORIDA, November 8, 2013) Florida Anime Experience is a three-day pop culture convention celebrating anime, J-Pop, manga, video games, and Japanese pop culture.  No in its fourth year, the event will take place at the International Palms Resort and Conference Center over Memorial Day Weekend next year: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - May 23-25, 2014.  Events are scheduled to begin at noon on Friday.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 29, 2013 (aka “Black Friday”) online at www.floridaanime.com/tickets.  Ticket prices are $20 on Friday, $25 on Saturday, $20 on Sunday – or a Weekend Pass (all three days) for $45.  Advance discounts will be available online.

Florida Anime Experience is proud to announce our Guests of Honor for 2014: Read more

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By Shawn Scott Smith| November 13, 2013 | Comments Off

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Happy Friday! We’ve got some great guests already coming to HeroesCon 2014 and today we’re adding 6 more!

COMIC FANS! Tickets for Heroes Convention 2014 are on sale now! Check out all of our previously guests here!

Eventbrite - HEROES CONVENTION 2014 :: 3 DAY REGISTRATION

CREATORS! Artists Alley tables are on sale now! These spaces are available on a first-come-first-served and they usually go fast! Reserve your space today!

Eventbrite - HEROESCON 2014 :: ARTISTS ALLEY TABLE

 

rafaelalbuquerqueRAFAEL ABUQUERQUE :: Artist: American Vampire, Animal Man, Blue Beetle, Batman Writer: Batman Black & White

DenisKitchenDENIS KITCHEN :: Cartoonist, Publisher, Author, Art Agent, Righteous Dude: In 1969 Denis Kitchen founded Kitchen Sink Press and for 30 years published many of the most prominent and innovative creators in the comics field. An accomplished cartoonist himself, Kitchen also exclusively represents Will more info

EisnerHarvey Kurtzman, and Al Capp. We can’t wait to get this man on Read more

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Rob Guillory Variant Cover of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #1 Debuts at Wizard World Austin Comic Con

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 12, 2013 | Comments Off

 

Skybound and Wizard World’s Final 2013 Limited Edition Cover in the Wizard World series Free to Full-Price Attendees; VIPs To Receive Additional B&W Sketch Cover

NEW YORK, November 72013 – Eisner Award-winning artist Rob Guillory will create the eighth in a series of exclusive Wizard World variant covers of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #1 comic, provided for free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Austin Comic Con, November 22-24 at the Austin Convention Center. Wizard World and Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, have teamed to produce the line based upon the Eisner Award-winning groundbreaking comic book series and best-selling graphic novels written and created by Robert Kirkman.

Guillory will be on hand at Wizard World Austin Comic Con to sign copies of the limited-edition comic, produced in extremely limited quantities and available to fans only while supplies last, and representing the final of eight covers produced in 2013. The first seven covers, illustrated by superstar artists Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, Julian Totino Tedesco, Neal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver, Mike Zeck and Mico Suayan, respectively, were huge hits at Wizard World events in Portland (February, Golden), St. Louis (March, Suydam), Philadelphia (June, Tedesco), New York (June, Adams), Chicago (August, Van Sciver), Columbus, Ohio (September, Zeck) and Nashville, Tenn. (October, Suayan).

Guillory is the co-creator and artist for the New York Times Best-Selling Chew, which won the Eisner Award for Best New Series in 2010 and for continuing series in 2011. The Lafayette, La., native, has also worked on popular independent projects such as Teddy Scares andPopgun Anthology and is a favorite at Wizard World events.

Independent third-party comic book grading service CGC, a leader in the industry, will accept TWD #1 variant and Signature Series submissions at its Wizard World Austin Comic Con exhibitor booth (location TBD). Read more

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Con-news needs your help.

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 11, 2013 | Comments Off

I’ve been doing this site for almost 6 years now. I’ve had the help of some amazing contributors over the years. I want to especially thank Petrea Mitchell who has been writing and volunteering for the site since the very beginning.
What I need now is to either,

1: offload some of the day to day posting. Someone who can go through the press releases we receive and get them up on the site. New writers. The site needs new blood to keep the energy going. We’ve had many great writers go on to become major stars. Lauren Orsini now writes for Kotaku and other big gigs. Shawn Marshall is rocking it out with his site The Confluence Covers. But we need more, and more all the time.
If we can get enough people on board to help maintain the site then I have no problem footing the bill to keep the site going for another six years. What I can’t do is devote the same time and energy that it has cost over the past six.

or,
2: A group of individuals or organization who want to takeover and run the site wholesale. It’s my baby, but I know that there are people out there who can make it better, and grow the audience from tens of thousands to much more. I’m hesitant to allow it to go to any one focus fandom site as this site has always been about all fandoms so if you run a site on just Anime or Furries, this probably isn’t your next step. But a group of fans, who all like different stuff, perhaps that would work, or an conglomeration of fans from all over would also give the site a much needed perspective.

Anyway, I am looking for help. If I can’t find a situation that works, eventually con-news will disband, and disappear. I’d rather we keep it alive. If you think you can help write me luckycreaturelabel@hotmail.com with the subject con-news.

Thanks again for reading!

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NC Comicon A blast!

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 11, 2013 | Comments Off

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Went to the Nc Comicon on Sunday to see how the show was doing. We have been in Artist Alley for this show twice before including the original one four years ago. This year we decided to attend as fans and just enjoy ourselves and we did do that. The Con has expanded its offering greatly taking advantage of the next door Carolina Theaters which showed classic genre films all weekend. The general public could come watch one of those films for $8 but every pass holder to the convention got one movie for free. It justifies the door entry a little more to have the added bonus of a free movie added in and helps with the variety.

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The convention space itself has grown now taking up most of the convention center.
The dealers room had a great variety of dealers and we spent more than we meant to so that’s always a good sign. Lots of great artists in attendance as well and some we hadn’t seen before in North Carolina which is a pretty great score for the convention considering Heroescon happens a few months earlier.

ncc3Overall this con looks like it’s growing in the right direction and we have next years dates of Nov 15th-16th, 2014 circled on our calendar and you should to.

The one area on a personal note I can complain about is lack of communication around press passes for new media. As you readers know we reach thousands of fans on a daily basis here at con-news.com. I wrote months ago for access to press passes to better cover the show for you. Got zero response from their media department, not even a no. When I asked on twitter they said they would be in touch.

Nothing. I know a show like this can be overwhelmed at times with media requests, but it does cause a little concern when we cater to the convention going family.
I don’t mind paying to attend but with a press pass we can also get a little deeper into the convention for you. Hopefully they get that worked out for next year for whoever else may have run into issues as well. And our lack of press access shouldn’t stop you from going. It is a great show with big things in front of it.

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Conventions Next Weekend 11/15-11/17, 2013

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 10, 2013 | Comments Off

Nov 15th-17th, 2013
Astronomicon Rochester, NY
Days of The Dead Chicago, IL
Fx Show Orlando, FL
Gobble-con Stamford, CT
Iowa Icon Cedar Rapids, IA
Kollision Rosemont, IL
Mace Charlotte, NC
Memphis Comic Con Memphis, TN
Nerdacon Columbus, GA
Nuke The Fridge City of Industry, CA
Pure Spec Fest Edmonton, AB
T-C-S Orland Park, IL
Toy And Hobby Show Greensboro, NC
Upstate Steampunk Anderson, SC

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Mysticon changes Media Guest

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 8, 2013 | Comments Off

JOHN de LANCIE, “Q” from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, is the new MystiCon 2014 Media Guest of Honor. Unfortunately, Marina Sirtis had to cancel due to professional commitments. MystiCon is pleased and excited to bring JOHN de LANCIE to our February 2014 convention. In addition to his work on the various “Star Trek” television shows, Mr. de Lancie is also known for being the voice of “Discord” on “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” and has portrayed “Agent Allen Shapiro” on “Torchwood”. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause those who are pre-registered for MystiCon 2014 but we think you will love John de Lancie as our new Media Guest of Honor. Any questions concerning this change should be directed tomysticon.mail@gmail.comhttp://mysticon-va.com/guests/john-de-lancie/

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Horror Realm Presents Troma Fest

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 7, 2013 | Comments Off

Includes new release Return to Nuke ‘Em High

 

Pittsburgh, PA – November 5, 2013 – Fans of Troma Entertainment’s b-movies are in for a treat – a special screening program of three Troma favorites is planned for November 16 at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.  The event is presented by Horror Realm, which produces Pittsburgh’s semi-annual modern horror convention and other horror themed entertainment and charity events.

 

Troma Entertainment is the oldest continually operating fully independent movie studio in the world.  Since 1974, Troma has produced, acquired and distributed more than one thousand feature films from all regions of the globe and in all genres.  Best known for THE TOXIC AVENGER, Troma has helped bring to the world the best and brightest talents in entertainment, ranging from master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki to American humorists Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

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Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell To Declare November 22 “William Shatner Day” In Austin

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 6, 2013 | Comments Off

TV’s Captain Kirk, T.J. Hooker, “Priceline Negotiator” will accept “Honorary Austin Citizenship” from Mayor Leffingwell at Wizard World Austin Comic Con

AUSTIN, Texas, November 5, 2013 – Fans may know him as Captain Kirk, T.J. Hooker, Denny Crane or even the Priceline Negotiator. But for sure, William Shatner has been a part of the lives of countless millions for more than a half century.

And Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell will officially declare Friday, Nov. 22, “William Shatner Day” at a special ceremony at 5:30 p.mat the Austin Convention Center, celebrating the Kick-off of the 2013 Wizard World Austin Comic Con. Mayor Leffingwell will also confer “Honorary Austin Citizenship” on Shatner.

“Who hasn’t wanted to be ‘beamed up,’ or slide across the hood of a car, or negotiate tough deals?” said Mayor Leffingwell. “My fellow citizens of Austin are proud to honor this pop culture icon as one of our own.”

Shatner will be in attendance at Read more

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PR: I-CON begets LI-CON, runs Indiegogo fundraiser

By Petrea Mitchell| November 4, 2013 | Comments Off

ICON Science Fiction is proud to announce LI-CON 1. This convention will be very focused on science, science fiction and fantasy literature, and anime. It will be held at the Best Western Mill River Manor in Rockville Centre, NY, March 29-30, 2014.

The two-day event will feature creators and experts in many areas, including scientists and science writers, authors and scholars of literature, and creators and performers in the field of anime. Programming will include lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and viewings of important movies and television shows in these fields.
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