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Show Attracts New Exhibitors Norwalk, CT, August 31, 2010: New York Comic Con (NYCC) is nearly sold out. Show organizers are pleased to note that on the occasion of its 5th Anniversary, the annual pop culture convention, which began on the lower level of the Jacob K. Javits convention center in 2006, will now occupy […]


Hugo breakfast, Stroll With the Stars at Dragon*Con

Can’t make it to Melbourne this weekend, but can make it to Atlanta? A couple events familiar to Worldcon regulars will be visiting Dragon*Con this year. First, there will be a Hugo Awards breakfast attended by some nominees, 6am-9am Eastern on Sunday (timed to coincide with the ceremonies in Melbourne). More details here. Also, every […]


2020 Worldcon bid for New Zealand

Australia has been hosting about a Worldcon a decade since 1975, culminating in AussieCon 4 next weekend. At New Zealand’s national convention this past weekend, a decision was made to try to give the Aussies the next decade off. So say hello to the New Zealand in 2020 Worldcon bid!


More October conventions.

A few dates we missed for October found on con-news writer Petrea’s website. Enjoy Oct 1st-3rd, 2010 Concept Montreal, QB Buckeye Game Fest Columbus, OH Nuke Con Council Bluffs, IA Flatcon Bloomington, IL Oct 8th-10th, 2010 Council of Five Nations Schenectdy, NY Oct 15th-17th, 2010 Wincon Chicago, IL Savagecon St Louis, MO



Availble For Pre-Show and On-Site Interviews ATLANTA, GA, August 29, 2010 — Hot off her special guest appearance at Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Fl, Ana Aesthetic will be appearing at DragonCon in Atlanta, GA this Labor Day entertaining and delighting convention attendees all weekend long. Ana Aesthetic is an American model, fashion designer, […]


26 new dates for conventions.

Oct 8th-10th, 2010 Hollywood Collectors Burbank, CA Oct 14th-17th, 2010 Bouchercon San Fransico, CA Oct 22nd-24th, 2010 Wasteland Weekend Lucerne Valley, CA Oct 30th-31st, 2010 Motor City Con Novi, MI Nov 5th-7th, 2010 Eyecon True Blood Orlando, FL Nov 12th-14th, 2010 Tuscon Tuscon, AZ Red Stick Baton Rouge, LA Feb 11th-13th, 2011 Hollywood Collectors Burbank, […]


Conventions this Weekend Sept 3rd-6th, 2010

Labor Day Weekend. Huge convention weekend. Worldcon, Dragoncon, PAX Prime. And Im going to be in Artist Alley at Librari-con. Have fun everyone! Sept 1st-5th, 2010 Camp Feral Algonquin Park, ON September 3rd-6th, 2010 Worldcon/Aussiecon 4 Melbourne, Au Dragoncon Atlanta, GA Kumoricon 2010, Portland, OR Coppercon Mesa, AZ Memphit Furmeet, Memphis, TN Geekkon Madison, WI […]


Ray Bradbury goes to Hollywood XPO

Special Guest: Ray Bradbury Joins Hollywood Xpo! Ray Bradbury, the legendary writer, will be making a personal appearance for 1 DAY ONLY at Hollywood Xpo, Saturday October 16 2010. (Please note, Ray’s appearance at Hollywood Xpo may be subject to his health.) Ray Bradbury is one of those rare individuals whose writing has changed the […]


Fan Film Saturday: Bioshock Infinite

First the fan film And the real Trailer


Baltimore Comic Con full list of attendees

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 26, 2010 – The Baltimore Comic Con has once again stacked the guest list with a great lineup for 2010, but did you know there is more? With over 400 Artists and 100 Exhibitors and Retailers, you can spend a day or the weekend experiencing it all! From Archie and Angel […]


4 more con dates.

Oct 2nd, 2010 Hickory Con Hickory, NC Feb 25th-27th, 2011 Tsukinocon Victoria, BC April 22nd-24th, 2011 Conglomeration Louisville, KY May 22nd-24th, 2011 Steampunk World Fair Somerset, NJ


Cosplay Thursday: Liger Zero


More background on KC in 2016

The File 770 blog has a guest post from Jeff Orth of the KC in 2016 Worldcon bid explaining the genesis of the bid and giving an overview of the facilities.


Interview with Gareb Shamus

Indie Pulp has posted a piece on Wizard World Chicago with quotes from an interview with Gareb Shamus on its evolution into a general pop-culture festival. (Hat tip to Isaac Alexander for the link.)


How fan funds began

TAFF, the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund, is the oldest of the various exchange programs which send fans from continent to continent to experience foreign conventions. An ongoing effort to digitize old UK fanzines has turned up this article from 1953 describing the founding of TAFF. Coroncon, where the meeting described took place, was the 1953 Eastercon […]



BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 24, 2010 – On Saturday night, August 28th, the comic book industry, including professionals, retailers, and fans, will gather at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore to honor the 2010 Harvey Award Nominees for 2009 comic work and present the Harveys to their recipients. This is an exciting evening, highlighted by our host […]



For Immediate Release Hollywood Xpo, October 15 – 17 at the Hilton Universal City, Features Appearances by Nearly 100 Stars, Reunions, Screenings & More! (Hollywood, CA — August 23, 2010) Nearly 100 stars – including two American legends – iconic comics super hero creator Stan Lee and foremost science fiction and fantasy author Ray Bradbury […]



Links and review of Construct-a-con provided by reader Skennedy(Scott) below, “Videos from a Relaxacon that just occurred in Livonia, MI! We had 50-60 people for our second annual summer event (August 13-15). Construct-a-con (or Construct) was created by the staff of some of the larger MI Sci-Fi cons who wanted a small event that is […]

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