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Comic Con ticket needed?

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 14, 2008 | Comments Off on Comic Con ticket needed?

comiconlogo.jpgWant to go to Comic-con? But haven’t got your ticket. Publishers Weekly asks David Glanzer all the revelant questions about tickets to this years show.

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Zenkaikon at the ball

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 14, 2008 | Comments Off on Zenkaikon at the ball

Zenkaikon happening 10/17-10/18 in Valley Forge, PA announces rules for their dating game, AMV contenst, and their first ever Cosplay Ball. Sounds like fun.

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Otaku Omaha slideshow

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 13, 2008 | Comments Off on Otaku Omaha slideshow

Otaku Omaha slideshow by mrfreeze3457

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Elizabeth Sladen joins Chicago Tardis

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 13, 2008 | Comments Off on Elizabeth Sladen joins Chicago Tardis

elisabeth-sladen.jpgElisabeth Sladen star of the currently running Sarah Jane Adventures and former companion to the doctor has joined the guest lineup for Chicago Tardis. She joins Sixth doctor Colin Baker, Paul Cornell Gary Russell and many more this thanksgiving at Chicago Tardis a convention devoted to Doctor Who.

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We may lose internet access tonight.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 13, 2008 | Comments Off on We may lose internet access tonight.

Con-news is based in Iowa City, IA. If you’ve seen the news tonight you know we are in the middle of a flood area. We have been warned that internet and power may go down within the evening hours. We will try our best to update the site like normal tommorow but no promises. thanks for your understanding.

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Cosplay Thursday: Marvel Zombies.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 12, 2008 | Comments Off on Cosplay Thursday: Marvel Zombies.

1335977911_39070457ed_m.jpg The last couple of years Marvel has made some pretty good comics with their Marvel Zombies run. Looks like a very big group put on the zombie wear and transformed the Marvel heroes into awesome zombies.
Check them out here

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What is going on?

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 11, 2008 | Comments Off on What is going on?

O.k. so Jumpcon had replaced their Hampton, VA convention with one in Atlanta. But guess what? That didn’t stick so now theyve moved their long scheduled Kentucky con to the weekend of the hampton show and put the Atlanta convention during Kentucky’s scheduled weekend. All they have about the change is a note about Kentucky’s show being held later and they will refund money for those who do not want to go on the later date. What about hotel money back? Or for the fans who took time off work to go? Not a good start Jumpcon. Oh and your newly scheduled convention in Atlanta. It’s a week after a little something called Dragoncon Good luck with that one.
Still no news on what they are doing with their Coralville show.
One month till the Jumpcon shows kick off. Prove us wrong Jumpcon.

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K.I.T.T. returns to Trek Expo

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 11, 2008 | Comments Off on K.I.T.T. returns to Trek Expo

The UMAC is a great place for a media con. if you dont care about autographs but want to hear the media q and a’s you can buy a general admission and sit upstairs and see just fine. I went to one in 2005. Its amazing the amount of talent that ends up in Tulsa. hey and here’s K.i.T.t. making another appearance in Tulsa. Video by Knight1.

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Announcing M.E.W. Con

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 11, 2008 | Comments Off on Announcing M.E.W. Con

M.E.W. LLC is proud to present the first annual M.E.W. Conventionin Vancouver, Washington. M.E.W. will take place at the Red Lion at the Quay from December 30th, 2008 through January 1st, 2009. M.E.W. is aNew Year’s cross genre celebration offering a diverse programminglineup of anime, costuming, fantasy, gaming, manga, science fiction,
and much, much, more.
M.E.W. is pleased to welcome The Slants and A-Key-Kyo as our honored guests.
This years M.E.W. will include a New Year’s Eve dance with A-Key-Kyo and
The Slants, costume and cosplay choreography competitions, black light
karaoke, an AMV contest, interactive panels, artist and writers
workshops, RPGs (role playing games), board games, CCGs (collectible
card games), console gaming and LAN (local area network) gaming. In
addition to event programming, there will also be an art show,
exhibitors’ hall and artists’ alley, craft area, viewing room and a
cross genre library filled with manga, sci-fi and fantasy novels and
books. Many of the panels and main events
will be posted or streaming live. Online participants may submit mp3s
readings of their written work and panels in text or power point
format. Artist and writers are encouraged to submit their work for
online viewing and competitions.

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Middle Tennesee says see you in 2009!

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 11, 2008 | Comments Off on Middle Tennesee says see you in 2009!

MTAC Ninja, the 2009 edition of Middle Tennessee Anime Convention, has been announced for April 3-5, 2009 at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville, Tennessee

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San-Japan announces final round of guests

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 10, 2008 | Comments Off on San-Japan announces final round of guests

San-Japan coming up in August has announced more guests. They include voice actors Carli Mosier, Hannah Alcorn, J-Rock cover band Knuckle Sandwich, and cosplay guests Shoeless Cosplay.

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omg con slideshows.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 10, 2008 | Comments Off on omg con slideshows.

omg con from paducah, ky.

thornedarkrose slideshow

slideshow by mastermelleote

and some anime con dancing.

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Conventions this weekend 6/13-6/15

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 9, 2008 | Comments Off on Conventions this weekend 6/13-6/15

Delorean Car Show Gettysburg, PA (Deloreans. yes really)

Phoenix Con Games Phoenix, AZ (Gaming)

Adventurecon Knoxville, TN (Comics/media)

AnimemidatlanticVa Beach, VA (Anime)

Chevron 7 Northampton UK (Stargate Media)

ConcomCon 15 Snoqaulmie Pass, WA (Conrunning)

Duckon 17 Naperville, IL (Sf/Fantasy)

Fedcon Dallas, TX (Sf/Fantasy)

Starfury Breakout England (Media)

Virginia Comiccon Richmond, VA (comics/Sunday only)

EPAC El Paso, TX (Anime)

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Mocca Arts Festival footage.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 9, 2008 | Comments Off on Mocca Arts Festival footage.

This weekend in New York The MoCCA arts festival took place. Here’s some videos.

Art Spiegelman and Gary Panter panel.

ginyu2007 interviews some creators in these videos.

another con another fire. video by thedailycrosshatch

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Otafest in pics/video.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 8, 2008 | Comments Off on Otafest in pics/video.

collection by meersan10

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Todd Mcfarlane to attend Wizard World Chicago

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 7, 2008 | Comments Off on Todd Mcfarlane to attend Wizard World Chicago

215px-spawn_classic.jpg Todd Mcfarlane (Spawn, MCfarlane Toys) will make his first Chicago appearance in ten years at Wizard World Chicago.

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Anime Iowa sells out hotel.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 6, 2008 | Comments Off on Anime Iowa sells out hotel.

buu-chan_taikodrum02-1200.gifAnime Iowa has sold out of space in their hotel for the 2008 convention. They have a handy list of options for those coming to the con. Im glad its one convention i can drive home each night for.

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Kakkoi con adds guests

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 6, 2008 | Comments Off on Kakkoi con adds guests

Kakkoi Con, Minnesota’s second anime convention is pleased to announce its second round of guests. These Guests include Voice Actor, Director, and Script Writer Christine Auten, along with Writer Christopher Brudlos and Artist Joseph Brudlos, creators of the popular award winning online graphic novel Alpha Shade.

About Kakkoi Con: Kakkoi|con is an exciting convention that is scheduled to take place August 1st through the 3rd of 2008 in Minneapolis, MN. check the website for more details.

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