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10 More 2011 dates.

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 5, 2010 | Comments Off

Jan 29th-30th, 2011
Women of Sci-fi Dallas, TX

May 13th-15th, 2011
Camp Blood Addison, TX

May 21st-22nd, 2011
Dallas Comic Con Dallas, TX

May 26th-29th, 2011
Dum Dum Minneapolis, MN

June 17th-19th, 2011
Faerie Worlds Eugene, OR

July 16th-18th, 2011
Retcon Long Island, NY

Aug 12th-14th, 2011
Dragonflight Bellevue, WA

Aug 18th-21st, 2011
Gamefest Chattanooga, TN

Aug 26th-28th, 2011
Armadillo Con Austin, TX

Nov 4th-6th, 2011
Chibi Pa West Palm Beach, FL

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IGN at NYCC

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 4, 2010 | Comments Off

IGN THEATER AT NEW YORK COMIC CON IS CENTER OF ATTRACTION FOR MOVIE AND TV CONTENT

Writers, Directors, Producers and Stars Take the Stage in

Weekend-Long Marathon with Panels Featuring Discussions, Q & A’s,

Previews and Sneak Peeks

Norwalk, CT, October 4, 2010: This year’s New York Comic Con will not only be the largest in terms of size and attendance but the show will boast by far its most substantial line up of Hollywood talent and celebrity since the convention was launched in 2006. The center piece of all the movie and television activity will be the IGN Theater, the hub of programming at NYCC, located in the Special Events Hall on Level 1 of the Jacob K. Javits Center. The theater seats 3000 and is equipped with surround sound, HD projection and 2 giant 30ft screens. New York Comic Con will take place at the Javits Center this weekend, October 8 – 10, 2010.
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Conventions this Weekend, Oct 7th-10th, 2010

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 3, 2010 | Comments Off

Oct 7th-10th, 2010

Ny Comic Con/ Anime Fest New York, NY
Cape Kimono Quebec, QB
Sirens Vail, CO
Creation Twilight Anaheim, CA
Creation Supernatural Chicago, IL
Anime Banzai Layton, UT
Nuke-Kon Omaha, NE
Albacon Albany, NY
Conclave Romulus, MI
Oddcon Tampa, FL
Ultimate Horror Orlando, FL
EXPcon St. Augustine, FL
Fox Con Augustus, ME
Motaku Kansas City, MO
Hollywood Collectors Burbank, CA
Council of Five Nations Schenectdy, NY
Houston Arcade Houston, TX

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10 convention dates added.

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 3, 2010 | Comments Off

Nov 4th-7th, 2010
Euro Quest Pikesville, MD

Jan 14th-16th, 2011
Kotoricon Sewell, NJ

March 19th-20th, 2011
Nashicon Columbia, SC

March 25th-27th, 2011
Con-nichiwa Tuscon, AZ

March 31st-April 3rd, 2011
Tekkoshocon Pittsburgh, PA

April 8th-10th, 2011
Furry Connection Novi, MI
MOCCA New York, NY

April 15th-17th, 2011
Windy City Pulp & Paper Lombard, IL

June 2nd-5th, 2011
Colossalcon Sandusky, OH

July 29th-31st, 2011
Cyphan Wheeling, IL

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UNIVERSAL ANNOUNCES SNEAK PEEKS OF ITS THRILLER THE THING AND EPIC COMEDY ADVENTURE

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 2, 2010 | Comments Off

YOUR HIGHNESS ARE COMING TO NEW YORK COMIC CON

Stars, Filmmakers and Scavenger Hunts Only on October 8 and 9!

WHAT: Talent and more from Universal Pictures’ The Thing and Your Highness at New York Comic Con. Exclusive footage from the films will be shown.

Universal presents the cast and filmmakers from its upcoming thriller The Thing. In the film that serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 thriller of the same name, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

Join the stars and filmmakers of Your Highness for a fantastical discussion about an epic comedy adventure from the director of Pineapple Express. In the film from David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and James Franco star as two princes on a daring mission to rescue the heir apparent’s fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed.
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Starbase Indy gets an astronaut!

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 2, 2010 | Comments Off

Dr. David Wolf, astronaut extraordinaire, has tentatively agreed to join us this Thanksgiving Weekend to tell us about NASA and his latest adventures. Born and raised in Indianapolis, he has been a favorite guest at Starbase Indy in the past.

David has been a member of six missions and expeditions with his most recent return to Earth in the Summer of 2009. He has numerous academic degrees, awards and honors. We feel truly fortunate that he has agreed to make his next space walk on Starbase Indy.

Starbase Indy Tickets Here

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San Diego Comic-Con to remain in San Diego

By Petrea Mitchell| October 1, 2010 | Comments Off

Friday morning, Comic-Con will announce that it’s staying where it is through 2015, Sign On San Diego reports. The key deciding factor was apparently being able to hammer out deals with the 64 (64!) hotels in the convention room block.

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Eric Bana at NYCC

By Shawn Scott Smith| September 30, 2010 | Comments Off


Focus Features has just made the following exciting announcement about its participation at New York Comic Con:

Eric Bana and Hanna Hit Comic-Con
Focus Features’ adventure thriller brings cast and crew to New York.
September 29, 2010
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NY Comic Con 2010Next weekend at New York Comic-Con, the IGN Theater will host the cast and crew of Focus Feature’s upcoming adventure thrillerHanna. Attendees will get the chance to catch an early glimpse of the film along with footage and a panel featuring the stars and director.

Stars Eric Bana (Star Trek, Hulk) and Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones) and director Joe Wright (The Soloist,Atonement) will all be in attendance at the event, which will take place on Saturday afternoon, October 9th at 12:30 PM. A first-look of exciting footage from the film will be presented.

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Danger Will……!!!!

By Shawn Scott Smith| September 30, 2010 | Comments Off

Bill Mumy (Will Robinson) joins the previously announced June Lockhart (Mrs. Robinson) and Mark Goddard (Major West) for a rare Lost in Space Reunion on Saturday, October 16 at Hollywood Xpo.

Over 100 stars – including two American legends – iconic comics super hero creator Stan Lee and foremost science fiction and fantasy author Ray Bradbury — plus 50 luminaries from various incarnations of Star Trek and other top TV series and films — will all appear at Hollywood Xpo, the first-annual multimedia, popular culture convention for fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror, film, TV, comics, online entertainment, literature and music. Hollywood Xpo will take place October 15 – 17, 2010 at the Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City. Event hours are Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Read more

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Two more SMOFCon scholarships available

By Petrea Mitchell| September 30, 2010 | Comments Off

CanSMOF is offering two scholarships of CAN$500 to Smofcon 28, one for a Canadian citizen or resident and the other open to anyone involved in running a local convention. See here for details and the application form.

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Zenkaikon news.

By Shawn Scott Smith| September 29, 2010 | Comments Off

Press Release: Back by popular demand, the staff of Zenkaikon is pleased to welcome comedian Karl “Uncle Yo” Custer and author CJ Henderson as guests at their 2011 event. “Zenkaikon is one of the conventions where Uncle Yo got his start. He always attracts huge crowds and is a great fellow to work with. C.J. Henderson has also become somewhat of a staple at our event, bringing his own unique brand of intellect and humor. We are thrilled to have them return for our fifth anniversary convention,” says Kristyn Souder, Head of Communications.

About Uncle Yo: Read more

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Pax East!

By Shawn Scott Smith| September 28, 2010 | Comments Off

The dates for 2011 edition of Pax East have been set as March 11th-13th, 2011 in Boston, MA. Remember the show sold out last year, so be sure to register early if your going.

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A & G OHio news.

By Shawn Scott Smith| September 27, 2010 | Comments Off

- Animation and Gaming Ohio is proud to announce that Scott McNeil will be making his return to Ohio for the first time in years! Scott McNeil initially pursued a career in theater with Studio 58. After leaving, he worked as an Elvis Impersonator while trying to find acting jobs. He finally made his big break doing a variety of voices on The New Adventures of He-Man. The first Anime role that Scott provided his voice for was Project A-ko. Scott went back to acting for a while, appearing in several films, including two episodes of Highlander: The Series, before lending his voice to Beastwars. Scott has described that this is the work he is most proud of. He was also cast in the role of the original “Piccolo” in Dragon Ball Z, “Duo Maxwell” in Mobile Suit: Gundam Wing, and “Principal Kuno” in Ranma 1/2. Scott has done a variety of voices from various animes, including InuYasha, Full Metal Alchemist, Monster Rancher, and Death Note.

Accompanying Scott McNeil will be internet star & musician Brentalfloss. Brent made his mark on the scene with a music video about “The Legend of Zelda” which ended up being showcased on YouTube.com for 2 days and acquiring over a million hits. The video was also picked up by G4 TV as part of “Attack of the Show.” Since then he has been a regular on Screw Attack.com and continues to make videos and music for the masses. Read more

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And two pinball shows:>

By Shawn Scott Smith| September 26, 2010 | Comments Off

Oct 8th-10th, 2010
Houston Arcade Houston, TX

March 4th-6th, 2011
Louisville Arcade Louisville, KY

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10 more dates for conventions added.

By Shawn Scott Smith| September 26, 2010 | Comments Off

Oct 29th-30th, 2010
Tonner Halloween Burlington, VT

Jan 14th-16th, 2011
Creation Supernatural San Fransico, CA

April 9th-11th, 2011
Creation Star Trek Phoenix, AZ

May 26th-29th, 2011
Phoenix Comic Con Mesa, AZ
Rocket City Furmeet Huntsville, AL

July 8th-10th, 2011
Ba-con Columbus, OH

July 15th-17th, 2011
Anime Kaigi Flagstaff, AZ

August 11th-19th, 2011
Creation Star Trek Las Vegas, NV

Sept 9th-11th, 2011
Geekkon Madison, WI

Sept 22nd-25th, 2011
Killercon Las Vegas, NV

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Conventions this Weekend, Oct 1st-3rd, 2010

By Shawn Scott Smith| September 26, 2010 | Comments Off

Lots going on this weekend. Hope some of you are heading out to one of these great conventions this weekend.

Oct 1st-3rd, 2010
Big Apple Con New York, NY
Tsubasacon Huntington, WV
Archon St. Louis, MO
Creation Twilight Portland, OR
Realms Con Corpus Christi, TX
Conjecture San Diego, CA
Whedon Fest Toronto, ON
Pacific Pinball Santa Clara, CA
Vcon Vancouver, BC
Siegecon Atlanta, GA
Gamecon Memphis Memphis, TN
Sabotecon Phoenix, AZ
Madison Zine Fest Madison, WI
Hickory Con Hickory, NC
Concept Montreal, QB
Buckeye Game Fest Columbus, OH
Nuke Con Council Bluffs, IA
Flatcon Bloomington, IL
Brickcon Seattle, WA

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AMC TO PREMIERE THE FIRST FULL SCENES FROM

By Shawn Scott Smith| September 25, 2010 | Comments Off

PANEL EVENT WITH EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS FRANK DARABONT, GALE ANNE HURD, ROBERT KIRKMAN

AND CAST ANDREW LINCOLN, SARAH WAYNE CALLIES, JON BERNTHAL, LAURIE HOLDEN AND STEVEN YEUN

Panel on Sunday, October 10th at 2:15pm

Series Premieres on Halloween, October 31 at 10pm

NEW YORK, NY – September 24, 2010 – During New York Comic Con, AMC will premiere the first full scenes from the network’s highly anticipated series, “The Walking Dead.” In addition to the exclusive preview, the stars and producers of the drama, based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman, will be present for a panel scheduled for Sunday, October 10 at 2:15pm in the IGN Theater. The event will include series stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (“The Pacific”), Sarah Wayne Callies (“Prison Break”), Laurie Holden (The Mist), and Steven Yeun (“The Big Bang Theory”). Joining the cast are writer, director, executive producer and three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and executive producers, Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon). “The Walking Dead” will premiere on Halloween at 10pm EST on AMC.

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Harlan Ellison’s last appearance to be at MadCon

By Petrea Mitchell| September 25, 2010 | Comments Off

Harlan Ellison swears (warning: I mean that literally) that this weekend’s MadCon in Madison, WI will be his last convention appearance. If you’re in the area, this is your last shot at seeing a true living legend of sf.

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