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Osfest news.

Quick note from the fine folks at Osfest, “Friends, OSFest is less than a month away, and we’re planning on a great time. We’re in the same hotel, the Comfort Inn and Suites just off 72nd and I-80 in Omaha, on July 23-25th. Authors, panels, game shows, artists, panels, movies, dealers selling fun stuff, room […]

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Mission of Honor Week.

We are excited to team up with Baen Books to celebrate the release of David Weber’s latest in the Honor Harrington series Mission of Honor. Starting Friday we have 15 ARC copies to give away to you the great readers of con-news.com. The details will be posted on Friday morning so stay tuned, and while […]

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Magic Hat Brewing to Sponsor Costume Ball at Horror Realm convention

Night of the Living Dead Costume Ball to feature costume contest & charity auction Pittsburgh, PA – June 28, 2010 – Zombies, vampires, ghosts and even humans are invited to don their scariest finery for the Night of the Living Dead Costume Ball. The ball, sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing, is the featured evening entertainment […]

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Seishun-con’s dealers room.

Cause for some reason I post these. Seishun-con just got through their first year. Looks pretty respectable. Video by swimmer 769

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Animation and Gaming Ohio 2011 news.

July1st 2010 Cincinnati, Ohio – Today Pre Registration has begun for Animation and Gaming Ohio 2011. Currently a weekend badge for all three days, Friday March 18th ,Saturday March 19th , and Sunday March 20th, are only 25 dollars a person for the entire weekend. If you Pre-Reg before December 1st, 2010 you will receive […]

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Botcon 2011 confirmed for Cali

Botcon 2011 has been confirmed for June 2nd-5th, 2011 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Usually we don’t know the date this early, but I bet it has to do with the release of Transformers 3 which comes out July 1st, 2011. So all you west coast Bot fans, Roll out!

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15 conventions added to the calendar.

Sept 17th-19th, 2010 Hypercon San Fransico, CA Oct 1st-3rd, 2010 Sabotecon Phoenix, AZ Nov 12th-14th, 2010 Naru2u Ottowa, ON Dot Con Yorkland, ON U-con Ann Arbor, MI Jan 8th-9th, 2011 Amazing Arizona Comic Mesa, AZ Feb 11th-13th, 2011 Corflu Sunnyvale, CA Feb 18th-20th, 2011 Con Of the North St. Paul, MN March 11th-13th, 2011 Revelcon […]

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Conventions this Weekend July 1st-4th, 2010

A lighter week that includes my favorite convention of them all Convergence. I’m gonna be going through some serious mourning this holiday weekend because I won’t be there. Also Westercon, and huge Anime Expo going on. Anyone attending any of these? July 1st-4th, 2010 CONvergence Bloomington, MN Westercon 63/ConChord 23, Pasadena, CA Inconjunction Indianapolis, IN […]

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Fan Film Saturday: The Real World Iacon

Winner at this years Botcon, warning NSFW and contains some sexual jokes.

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Baen Books!

We are excited to partner with Baen Books, wonderful publishers of so many great science fiction novels for a very special giveaway this coming Thursday. Be sure to stop by on Thursday July 1st for all the details. Baen

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“Star Trek” Generations Unite at Wizard

“Star Trek” Generations Unite As Patrick Stewart Joins William Shatner For A Star Trek Celebration At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con First Professional Photo Ops Together With Fans For Two Famed Captains NEW YORK and CHICAGO, June 25, 2010 – “Star Trek” fans will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to meet both Patrick Stewart and William […]

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RIP Bob Null

File 770 reports the passing of Bob Null, a key part of the teams for Loscon and Gallifrey One for many years, as well as a long-time member of the board of LASFS (the organization behind Loscon).

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Convention Look-in: GameCon Memphis

Gamecon Memphis What: Games Convention When: Oct 1st-3rd, 2010 Where Holiday INN, Memphis Airport, Registration: $30 until Aug 31st, 35 after. Guest Of Honor: Jay Tummelson (Rio Grande Games) Website : Gamecon Memphis

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JAPANESE ROCK GROUP – VAMPS – TO BE GUESTS AT NYAF

Popular Rock Stars to Appear at Convention for Q & A and at Roseland Ballroom for Concert! Norwalk, CT, June 23, 2010: Officials at New York Anime Festival (NYAF) have revealed their first guest announcement for this year’s show which will be co-located with New York Comic Con (NYCC) and which will take place October […]

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LTUE call for papers

Call for Papers Life, the Universe, & Everything XXIX: The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held February 10–12, 2011, on the Provo campus of Brigham Young University. We are especially interested in papers in the following areas: Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f Literary criticism/analysis […]

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QC Anime-zing expands

Davenport, Iowa ? June 22, 2010 ? QC Anime-zing! is excited to announce that next year the anime convention will be held June 17-19, 2011 in Davenport, Iowa at The RiverCenter which features over 100,000 square feet of convention space. QC Anime-zing! is a three-day festival celebrating Japanese arts and animation, and the fandom surrounding […]

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Conventions.

Really a con in Orlando the same week as Celebration. If the organizers would like to tell me why this is a good idea, I’ll be happy to post it here. Aug 13th-15th, 2010 Atamakon Orlando, FL Nov 5th-6th, 2010 Memphis Comic Con Memphis, TN April 29th-May 1st, 2011 Gamers Reunion Rochester, MN May 26th-28th, […]

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Garth Nix to host this year’s Hugos

Best-selling Australian author Garth Nix will host the Hugo Award ceremony at Aussiecon 4, the World Science Fiction Convention to be held in Melbourne, September 2-6, 2010. The Hugo Awards are science fiction’s longest running awards. They are given by the members of the World Science Fiction Convention for the best in fiction, art, editing, […]

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