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Rustycon 2014

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 4, 2013 | Comments Off on Rustycon 2014

Just got word that the long running convention Rustycon Seattle, WA
will be taking place next January 17th-19th, 2014.

The Guests of honor will be
Author – Todd McCaffrey
Artist – Ryan Bliss of Digital Blasphemy fame
and our Fan Guest of Honor will be Sally Woehrle
For more go to the
Rustycon website.


Conventions next weekend 2/7-2/10, 2013

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Conventions next weekend 2/7-2/10, 2013

Feb 7th-10th, 2013
Almacon Alma, MI
Capricon 33 Wheeling, IL
Galaxyfest Colorodo Springs, CO
Kawa Kon St. Louis, MO
Marmaladedog Kalamazoo, MI
Parapsychic St Augustine, FL
Pellicon Knoxville, TN
Scifi Expo Dallas, TX
Shevacon Roanoke, VA
Toy And Hobby Show Raleigh, NC
Ushicon Round Rock, TX

What are you going to? Where have you been?I’ve done both Shevacon & Capricon twice. Discuss this and more at the Consuite


New Forum Trial

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 2, 2013 | Comments Off on New Forum Trial

We are going to give a forum a try. If it’s used by our readers we will fund it and keep it up. If not, then it will eventually come down.
You can access the forum here or at the sidebar link for the Consuite!

It’s pretty basic right now, but we hope it provides yet another resource for the convention community.

Thanks as always for reading con-news over the years!


Kicking Con Season Off Right at Amazing Arizona Comic-Con

By Shawn Marshall| February 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Kicking Con Season Off Right at Amazing Arizona Comic-Con

HULKOnce again, I made the trek to Phoenix, Arizona for the annual Amazing Arizona Comic Convention (AACC). After having a great time there in 2012, I had very high hopes for this show. These hopes were made even greater by the announcement that AACC was making the move from the small confines of Mesa, AZ to the much more spacious accommodations of the Phoenix Convention Center. Read more


Mysticon trades Doctors!

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Mysticon trades Doctors!

MystiCon 2013

Event: MystiCon 2013
When: February 22-24, 2013
Where: Holiday Inn Tanglewood, Roanoke, VA (540) 774-4400
Cost: Adult Memberships $35 prior to 02/21/2013. $45 at the door. College students and Military personnel with valid ID $25. Group discounts available.

peterMystiCon returns for 2013! With over 100 guests and expanded programming, MystiCon has something for everyone! Our Media GOH for 2013 is PETER DAVISON, the 5th Doctor from the “Doctor Who” BBC television series and Henry Sharpe in “Law & Order UK”. Our Author GOH is Orson Scott Card, the writer of the Hugo and Nebula award winning novel “Ender’s Game”. MystiCon’s first ever YA Writer is Tom Angleberger, author of “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie” and “Darth Paper Strikes Back”. The MystiCon Artist GOH is Larry Elmore, an award winning fantasy illustrator for TSR “Dungeons and Dragons” and TOR books. Steve Long, gaming developer and owner of Hero Games, is the MystiCon gaming GOH for 2013. We have three musical guests performing at the convention: goth/dark-wave band Bella Morte, industrial dance band The Gothsicles, and nerdcore comedian-musician Devo Spice. Star City Mystery Dinner Theater is hosting another whodunnit at MystiCon and Consortium 499 will be providing original musical scores for screenings of silent-film classics “Nosferatu” and “Le Voyage Dans La Lune”. MystiCon offers LARPing, Gaming, Vendors, an Indie Film Festival, Masquerade, Artist Alley, Paranormal Investigations, Dance Party, & Roller Girls! Come to MystiCon in Roanoke, VA February 22-24, 2013 and join in the fun!


5 more dates!

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 31, 2013 | Comments Off on 5 more dates!

March 16th, 2013
Marucon Columbia, SC

April 7th, 2013
Charlotte Comic Charlotte, NC

June 1st, 2013
Spokane Comic Spokane, WA

Aug 2nd-4th, 2013
Roundcon Columbia, SC

Dec 6th-8th, 2013
Yamacon Piegon Forge, TN


World SF Travel Fund needs funds!

By Petrea Mitchell| January 31, 2013 | Comments Off on World SF Travel Fund needs funds!

The World SF Travel Fund, which helps international professionals in science fiction, fantasy, and horror travel to major genre events, is looking to raise $3,000 to fund it for 2013 and 2014. In 2013, it would like to bring Hungarian-Vietnamese writer and translator Csilla Kleinheincz and Filipino writer Rochita Loenen-Ruiz to the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, UK.

To contribute, or for more information, see its Peerbackers campaign page.

[Hat tip: Cheryl Morgan]


PRs: Anime Midwest adds Steam Powered Giraffe and Quinton Flynn

By Petrea Mitchell| January 31, 2013 | Comments Off on PRs: Anime Midwest adds Steam Powered Giraffe and Quinton Flynn

Announcement #1:

The most exciting 3-day geek convention to hit Chicago has fans fired up about today’s announcement that robot steampunk band Steam Powered Giraffe will be performing at the convention in 2013. Over three thousand people are expected to converge on the Hyatt Regency O’Hare to celebrate Anime Midwest’s Chicago anime convention, and almost a thousand of them are expected to enjoy Steam Powered Giraffe’s live performance on the convention’s grand stage.
Read more


Convention Look-in:

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 30, 2013 | Comments Off on Convention Look-in:



Ancient City Con

Where: Hyatt Regency,Jacksonville, Fl

When: June 21st-23rd, 2013

What Mutli Genre including gaming

Guests:Lauren Landa,  Jason Charles Miller,  Stephen Hayford, much more.

Website: Ancient City Con


 Reis and Prado Join Baltimore Comic-Con 2013 Line-Up

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 29, 2013 | Comments Off on  Reis and Prado Join Baltimore Comic-Con 2013 Line-Up

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – January 28, 2013 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce the a

Prado Reis Justice League 13ddition of artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado to the growing line-up of talent attending this year’s show. The show will take place the weekend of September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center. 

Brazilian artist Ivan Reis began his career in American comics in 1996 working on the Dark Horse series, Ghost, beginning with issue 17. After stints on The MaskTime Cop, and Xena: Warrior Princess, he left Dark Horse to work on several Lady Death mini-series at Chaos! and several fill-in issues at Marvel and DC Comics. While having worked on several books for both Marvel and DC, including Captain MarvelAvengers,Rann/Thanagar War, and Infinite Crisis, he s most widely-known for this work with Geoff Johns on Green Lantern and Blackest Night. After the launch of DC’s New 52, he worked with Johns again on the relaunch ofAquaman and has since taken over art duties on Justice League.


Joe Prado, who also hails from Brazil, broke into the American comic scene in  Read more


Horror Realm Hosts Psycho Beach Party Event for Shepherd Wellness

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Horror Realm Hosts Psycho Beach Party Event for Shepherd Wellness

Special screening benefits HIV/AIDS Community Center


Pittsburgh, PA – January 28, 2013 – Horror Realm presents a special screening of the Charles Busch horror comedy “Psycho Beach Party” on February 20, 2013 at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.  Net proceeds of the event will benefit Shepherd Wellness Community, a safe, supportive community empowering people affected by HIV/AIDS to live with dignity.


Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door (cash or credit card). Tickets may be purchased in advance at


Doors will open at 7 PM and the film will be shown at 8 PM. Activities before the screening will include:

  • ·         Hula hoop contest Read more

The Nashville Comic Expo will debut on September 14-15, 2013!

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 28, 2013 | Comments Off on The Nashville Comic Expo will debut on September 14-15, 2013!

January 28th, 2013 –

Lauren Cohan, who plays an integral character (“Maggie Greene”) in AMC’s
hit TV series, The Walking Dead, as well as being featured in the TV shows
Supernatural and Vampire Diaries, headlines the first Nashville Comic

Nashville—the Music City, will have its first true ongoing comic con with
the Nashville Comic Expo on September 14-15, 2013. The convention will
feature a large selection of vendors selling comic books, action figures,
cards, games, manga and Star Wars items. There will be something for
everyone at this comic con. A line-up of local writers and artists will be
exhibiting their works, selling original artwork and accepting

Arrive early to pick-up a FREE Nashville Comic Expo exclusive poster
featuring the Avengers’ very own Captain America, Thor and Iron Man! The
poster was created by Andy Smith (who will be a guest artist at the
Nashville Comic Expo).

The Nashville Comic Expo will feature the following industry professionals
that attendees are invited to meet, greet, and commission artwork from at
the convention (this list may alter as more creators are added or
removed): Read more



By Shawn Scott Smith| January 28, 2013 | Comments Off on APRIL GHOULS DRIVE-IN MONSTER-RAMA!

Riverside Drive-In Theatre to Host



VANDERGRIFT, PA — For seven years in a row, we’ve brought back the fun in going to the drive-in, with our annual, award-winning September DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTER-RAMA event. Now, the Riverside Drive-In Theatre is bringing the same retro thrills to their opening season with APRIL GHOULS DRIVE-IN MONSTER-RAMA! Like the September spectacular, this is two nights of classic horror and monster 35mm prints presented at an authentic drive-in movie theater. There will be two big shows on two consecutive nights which will start at dusk and go on until really late into the night! We have some very special treats in store, so we encourage all drive-in movie fanatics to travel from near and far, as you’re not going to find anything else like it, anywhere!


What could be better than a weekend getaway topped off with two nights of classic monster movies on the big outdoor screen? We realize that everything is so expensive these days, but admission is still only $10 a person each night! Plus, children 12 and under are free with parent or adult guardian. How can you beat that? The Riverside’s concession stand is loaded with reasonably priced goodies, including hot foods, hot and cold drinks, candy, popcorn and much more!


What is being shown and when?

Read more


Momocon Hotel news.

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Momocon Hotel news.

Time is running out!

Looking for somewhere to stay at MomoCon through the wee hours (after the rave or late night panels)?  Need somewhere to store the hoards of cosplay you’ll be bringing?  Time is almost up to get a hotel room at the Hilton for MomoCon!  After Feb. 5th, you will no longer be able to get a room at the con rate and rooms are running out fast!
Read more


Trek Trax Indie Go Go campaign.

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Trek Trax Indie Go Go campaign.

rekTrax Atlanta launches Indiegogo campaign

Your support is urgently needed
TrekTrax Atlanta, the annual Star Trek convention launched in 2011 and hosted by the USS Republic, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in its continuing efforts to survive.  This online campaign follows two local “Trekkiepalooza!” fundraisers held in the Atlanta area in July and October 2012 for the same purpose.
Chairman Eric L. Watts, Guardian of Forever Sue Lin Lange, Convention Attendee Robert Gregory, Staff Volunteer Zannetta Law Tucker (shown above) and Director of Klingon Programming Marq Collins explain what TrekTrax Atlanta is, why we’re asking for your help and what you will receive for your support.  Click the image to go to our Indiegogo page, where you can watch the video.
Why We Need Your Support
The TrekTrax Atlanta executive committee developed a budget for its first convention based on a 300-person paid attendance.  Actual paid attendance was about half that, well below expectations, resulting in a significant financial shortfall.  The budget for the 2012 convention was slashed to be better aligned with the previous year’s attendance figures, but the convention is still awash in red ink, making it difficult for us to plan for our third convention this coming April. Read more

Conventions next weekend 2/1-2/3, 2013

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Conventions next weekend 2/1-2/3, 2013

Feb 1st-3rd, 2013
Carolina Games Summit Goldsboro, NC
Days of the Dead Atlanta, GA
Foolscap Redmond, WA
Frankncon El Paso, TX
Gottacon Victoria, BC
Potlatch Seattle, WA
Supercon Hastings, MN
Templecon Warwick, RI
Williamsburg Muster Williamsburg, VA


Gallifrey One Schedule Posted.

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Gallifrey One Schedule Posted.

Gallifrey has posted their schedule for the sold out con here.


20 2013 dates. Something for everyone!

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 25, 2013 | Comments Off on 20 2013 dates. Something for everyone!

March 1st-3rd, 2013
Texancon Stephanville, TX

April 5th-7th, 2013
Arkansas Anime Festival Bentonville, AR

May 10th-13th, 2013
Bellecon Jacksonville, FL

July 7th, 2013
The Big Crafty Asheville, NC

July 26th-28th, 2013
Ryu-kon Niagra Falls, NY

Aug 23rd-25th, 2013
Mythicon Orlando, FL

Sept 6th-8th, 2013
Kentuckyocon Lexington, Ky

Sept 14th-15th, 2013
Mai-con Oxford, Ms

Oct 4th-6th, 2013
Tomadachi Fest Boise, ID

Nov 1st-3rd, 2013
Telsacon Madison, WI

Nov 8th-10th, 2013
Millenniumcon Round Rock, TX
Pentacon Ft. Wayne, IN

Nov 15th-17th, 2013
Gobble-con Stamford, CT
Pure Spec Fest Edmonton, AB
Kollision Rosemont, IL

Nov 22nd-24th, 2013
Chibi Pa West Palm Beach, FL
Midwest Furfest Rosemont, IL

Nov 29th-Dec 1st, 2013
Chambanacon Urbana, IL
Darkover Timonium, MD

Dec 6th-8th, 2013
Smofcon Toronto, ON

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