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Formspring

Just signed up for Formspring, a site where anyone can ask me a question in a public forum. My page there is here and I’ve put the widget on the sidebar as well. Not expecting lots of questions but maybe some will come my way. Would love some con-news, or convention related questions. Have fun. […]

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Aod announces first round of guests.

Animation On Display (AOD), San Francisco’s convention for anime, video games, cartoons, and other cool stuff, will be back Presidents Day Weekend (2/19-2/20) in San Francisco’s Japantown! We are pleased to announce the return of the following guests of honor: Ian McConville and Matt Boyd, web comic artists Ian McConville and Matthew Boyd have been […]

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TAFF needs competitors

TAFF, the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund, needs more candidates to file for its 2011 westbound trip (UK to North America, including the Worldcon in Reno). If there is only one, as is the case now, the 2011 trip may have to be cancelled. If you’re in the UK and have ever thought about giving it a […]

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Matt Frewer

Interview at Polaris, mostly about Watchmen.

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13 cons set dates in 2011.

Feb 18th-21st, 2011 NonCon Vasser, NY Feb 25th-27th, 2011 Lebowskifest Tampa, FL March 18th-20th, 2011 Vericon Cambridge, MA Conncon Stamford, CT March 25th-27th, 2011 Anomalycon Denver, CO Chicago Zine Chicago, IL Conbust Northhampton, MA April 15th-17th, 2011 Oklahoma Steampunk Oklahoma, OK April 29th-May 1st, 2011 Canadian Steampunk Toronto, ON May 6th-8th, 2011 Gaslight Gathering San […]

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All aboard for Reno?

Are you planning to take Amtrak to Reno for Worldcon? Paul Brinker is attempting to arrange a group discount and some kind of get-together on the train for, at minimum, fans travelling from the Pacific Northwest. Let him know your potential plans through this page. For Amtrak newbies: The route takes the Coast Starlight south […]

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PR: Anime-SPARK! adds Quinton Flynn

Cedar Rapids, IA – December 13, 2010 – Quinton Flynn, voice of Reno from Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Kon from Bleach, and Axel from Kingdom Hearts, will be attending Anime-SPARK! 2011. Anime-SPARK! is an anime convention happening in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from February 10-14, 2011. Detailed information about Anime-SPARK! can be found online at http://www.animespark.org […]

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Conventions this weekend Dec 17th-20th, 2010

Bishiecon gets the show to itself, so if your a slash/yaoi/anime fan, theres a convention for you this weekend. Its the dog days of december. :> Dec 17th-20th, 2010 Bishiecon St. Louis, MO

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10 More Creations shows for 2011.

June 4th-5th, 2011 Creation Supernatural Nashville, TN June 24th-26th, 2011 Creation Star Trek Parsippany, NJ Creation Twilight Chicago, IL July 29th-31st, 2011 Creation Twilight Parsipany, NJ Spet 30th-Oct 2nd, 2011 Creation Star Trek Chicago, IL Oct 21st-23rd, 2011 Creation Supernatural Chicago, IL Creation Twilight Raleigh, NC Nov 18th-20th, 2011 Creation Stargate Los Angeles, CA Creation […]

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CHINA MIÉVILLE TO APPEAR AT C2E2

Noted Author is Literary Headliner at Annual Comic Convention Norwalk, CT, December 9, 2010: China Miéville will be a Guest of Honor at the annual Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). A three-time winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, as well as the Hugo, World Fantasy, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards, Mr. […]

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Wizard New Orleans Kicks off 2011

James Marsters, Julie Benz, Louis Gossett Jr., Ray Park, Adam West, Burt Ward, Billy Dee Williams, Peter Tork Among Headliners At Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 29-30 At New Orleans Morial Convention Center Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer, Kelly Donovon Add to “Buffyfest New Orleans”; Ernie Hudson, Robyn Griggs, Claudia Christian, Walter Koenig Among […]

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ConJour (Leeds) cancelled

British fans: if you were planning to go to ConJour in Leeds next March, it has unfortunately been cancelled, as you can see here (for a moment, before it reloads to a WordPress login, anyhow). ConJour, the convention at the University of Houston, scheduled for that same weekend, is unrelated and thus unaffected. [Hat tip […]

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A little Wolvie

Huberto Ramos sketching at Wizard Atlanta, video by steebncurtis

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Added Comic City’s 2011 conventions.

March 5th-6th, 2011 Metroplis Supercon Metropolis, IL April 16th-17th, 2011 Fandom Fest Cincy Cinnci, OH June 17th-18th, 2011 Fandom Fest Knoxville, TN July 22nd-24th, 2011 Fandom Fest Louisville, KY Oct 1st-2nd, 2011 Nashville Comic and Horror Nashville, TN

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Smofcon to Amsterdam in 2011

Amsterdam has won the bidding to host Smofcon 29, which will be held the usual weekend, December 2-4, 2011. The con will be run by some of the same people behind the London in 2014 Worldcon bid. A Web site should be up soon. Update: And here’s the Web site.

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Conventions this Weekend 12/10-12/12, 2010

Only one show this weekend and its a creation event. Have fun in Orlando, I guess. This would be a great weekend for an east coast relaxacon. Just saying. Dec 10th-12th, 2010 Creation Twilight Orlando, Fl

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Wizard Atlanta Photos

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Hal-con

Just added Hal-con scheduled for next November in Halifax, NS. Noticed there dates because of their sidebar ad. From their website, “Hal-Con 2011 Official Date and Venue We took in the feedback from everybody who emailed, posted on Facebook, on our forums, etc – nearly 90% of the negative feedback (of which there was little, […]

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