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Gareb Shamus Sets Dates for 2011 Toronto Comic Con

March 18-20, 2011 @ Direct Energy Centre NEW YORK and TORONTO, March 31, 2010 – Wizard Entertainment CEO Gareb Shamus is pleased to announce that Toronto Comic Con will return to the Direct Energy Centre, March 18-20, 2011. In addition to the best in movies, comics, toys, video gaming, games, TV, anime, manga, horror, wrestling, […]


Wil Wheaton State of the Geek Union.

As promised Wil Wheaton’s Opening remarks at Pax East. Video by Chesyr


Comic con now officially sold out.

Wanted to go to Comic-con? Well lollygaggers if you don’t have a ticket, I’m sorry even the Sunday tickets are gone and Comic Con is officially sold out. Well you can always download the Iphone app and pretend your there, Comic Con


D23 expo returns in 2011

The next D23 Expo, Disney’s in-house fan event, has been announced for the Anaheim Convention Center on August 19-21, 2011. Yes, that’s the same weekend as the Worldcon in Reno. Phooey!


Eastercon online coverage

Eastercon this coming weekend will be hosting the announcement of this year’s Hugo nominees at 22:00 British Summer Time (5 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight) on Sunday. The announcements will also go out on the Aussiecon 4 Twitter feed. is also planning to have a live online broadcast of the nominee announcement, and other […]


News at Wizard Toronto.


Pax East coming back 2011, 2012

After an opening salvo that had over 60,000 attendees Pax East is returning next year to Boston, but moving to the larger Boston Convention Center. Congrats to the guys at Penny Arcade, what a success story for them. Penny Arcade Expo


Welcome Lauren Orsini!

con-news, has always worked best when the reports come directly from fandom, as Petrea and myself can only be at so many conventions. One area I definetly feel that gets the short end here is the ever growing Anime populace, and that is why it makes me very happy to announce that Lauren Orsini will […]


Game Storm 12 in 12 quick reviews

I’m now recovering from the Portland-area gaming convention, Game Storm. In lieu of pictures, here is a quick cross-section of one gamer’s whirlwind 4 days: The pre-con scheduling system: Aieee. Managed to hit the trifecta of poorly designed, poorly customized, and just plain buggy. The window of only about a week for pre-con signups suggests […]


Horror Realm announces convention week events & updates

Horror Realm week features daily events leading up to convention Pittsburgh, PA – March 28, 2010 – Horror Realm™, Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention, announces a week’s worth of activities leading up to the convention which takes place September 17-19, 2010: · A book signing event featuring Rhiannon Frater, author of As the World Dies, on […]


Conventions this Weekend 4/2-4/4, 2010

I imagine Boston fandom will be exhausted after next weekend with Penny Arcade this past weekend and then Anime Boston this weekend. The very old and aging Minicon happens for the 45th time in Minnesota, and the very young and not for everyone Frolicon goes on in Atlanta. Wondercon is quickly becoming a major spring […]


Joystiq at PAX

Super Game site Joystiq has some show floor footage of this weekends Penny Arcade Expo East. I’ll try to find the Wil Wheaton State of The Geek Union Speech on youtube this week.


Fan Film Saturday: Balbon The Hobbit.

Short Film Animation Presents


Adult Swim on tour.

For the animation fans out there Adult Swim is bringing the fun to you. Complete info on the Adult Swim Block Party is here. Stops include Athens, Austin, Tempe, Richmond, Norman and more. Enjoy!


Star Wars™ Fans will Feel the Force at C2E2

Carrie Fisher to Headline Star Wars Presence, Which Will Include Celebrity Appearances, Autographs, Exclusives and More Norwalk, CT, March 26, 2010: Months before Star Wars Celebration V comes to Orlando, fans can feel the Force at Reed Exhibitions’ Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), at McCormick Place, April 16-18, 2010 in downtown Chicago. There’s a […]


Convention Look-In: Teslacon

Teslacon When: Nov 19-21st, 2010 What: Victorian/Steampunk Convention Where: Madison, WI Website Teslacon


Japanese Pop Idol Halko Momoi Will Return to San Jose for FanimeCon 2010

San Jose, CA (March 25, 2010) – FanimeCon, Northern California’s largest anime convention, is pleased to announce Japanese Pop Idol Halko Momoi as a Guest of Honor for FanimeCon 2010, which is being held at the San Jose Convention Center over Memorial Day weekend, May 28th to May 31st. Known as “Halko” to her fans, […]


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