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Baltimore guests.

Baltimore Comic-Con Rolls Into Philly with JG Jones   BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – January 12, 2012 – Baltimore Comic-Con promoter Marc Nathan is hitting the road in 2012, bringing a little bit of the Baltimore Comic-Con to you!  The first show of 2012 will be the Philadelphia Comic-Con this Sunday, January 15th, and he’ll be bringing along his pal, JG […]

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Josh Gates to C2E2

JOSH GATES TO APPEAR AT CHICAGO COMIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)   Star of SyFy’s Destination Truth is First Entertainment Guest Announced for Annual Midwest Pop Culture Convention     Norwalk, CT, January 11, 2012:  Organizers of the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) have today announced that Josh Gates will appear at the annual pop culture convention […]

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Peter Mayhew going to New Orleans.

Wookiee Wonders: Original ‘Chewbacca,’ Peter Mayhew, Added To 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 28-29 At Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Actor Who Portrayed Beloved Character in Four STAR WARS Films Also to Read from his Children’s Book, ‘My Favorite Giant’; Joins Stars William Shatner, Stan Lee, Adam Baldwin, Mary McDonnell, James Marsters […]

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Amazing Arizona Comic Convention Recap

This last weekend my wife and I made the trek to Mesa, Arizona for the second annual Amazing Arizona Comic Convention (AACC). Although at first we had some trepidation about taking the five hour drive to the Phoenix area, we took the risk and made the trek…and I must say I’m very glad that we […]

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2012 Convention Print.

Besides running con-news, I spend a lot of my convention time in Artist Alleys selling my creature paintings. Well this is time to self promote as I have my 2012 Convention print in stock. It’s the Avengers in all their glory done up in my creature style and ready to hang on your wall. Below […]

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Nakakon announces final guests.

Overland Park, Ks. – Naka-Kon has announced its final guests for 2012: Yaya Han and DJ Infam0us. Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with 12 years of experience. After discovering cosplay at her first con over a decade ago, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To […]

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22 more convention dates added for you!

Feb 10th-12th, 2012 Almacon Alma, MI Feb 23rd-25th, 2012 Galaxyfest Colorodo Springs, CO March 9th-11th, 2012 Animeland Wasabit Denver, CO Ohio Pinball Cuyahoga, OH March 24th-25th, 2012 Planet Comiccon Overland Park, KS March 31st-April 1st, 2012 Gem City Dayton, OH April 6th-8th, 2012 Triad Anime Con Winston Salem, NC April 13th-14th, 2012 Wildcat Comic Con […]

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Conventions this Weekend Jan 13th-15th, 2012

So many great conventions this weekend. I’ll be at Illogicon in Raleigh, both as a panelist and in Artist Alley. See you there! Jan 13th-15th, 2012 Albuquerque Comic Albuquerque, NM Arisia Boston, MA Brickfair Birmingham, AL Darkcon Mesa, AZ Deconpression Columbus, OH Further ConfusionSan Jose, CA Illogicon Raleigh, NC Marscon Williamsburg, VA Sac Anime Sacremento, […]

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FanimeCon Announces a Brand New Steampunk Addition

San Jose, CA (January 6th, 2012) – FanimeCon, in partnership with the Steam Federation, is proud to announce Clockwork Alchemy! This new additional convention for steampunk fans will be held during Memorial Day weekend, May 25th–28th, 2012, the same weekend as FanimeCon. A single membership will grant access to both FanimeCon in the San Jose […]

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Richard Alf dies

Another Comic-Con co-founder has died. Richard Alf was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in December, and died Wednesday evening. The San Diego Union-Tribune has an extensive obituary here.

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A message from Green Mustard

These guys have some exciting stuff lined up this year. Below is an email, “Happy New Year! 2011 turned out to be a VERY busy year for us.  We launched two new fan conventions (Florida Anime Experience & InvaderCON,) appeared at four other conventions (Anime Weekend Atlanta, Florida Supercon, Gen Con, & MomoCon,) and even […]

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My Illogicon Schedule

I’ve got my schedule for Illogicon Ill be in Artist Alley both Saturday and Sunday during the day and on the following panels. Saturday the 14th Iron Artist – 1 hour challenge to make one piece of art.€ Artists could donate their pieces to the charity auction. Saturday, 2:00 PM, Lincoln. Panelists: Rich Sigfrit (host), […]

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The first “real” convention

The words “science fiction convention” were first put together to describe a gathering at Milt Rothman’s house in Philadelphia in 1936. But the first thing that modern fans would recognize as a convention was held 75 years ago this month at the Theosophical Hall in Leeds, England. Rob Hansen has collected some photographs and contemporary […]

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Hex at Amazing Arizona

Los Angeles, January 4, 2012 — Keu Cha and Hex The Lost Tribe will be attending The Amazing Arizona Comic Con in Mesa Arizona on January 6-8. Come by and support us and get the chance to win original art and prints. Also, Keu Cha will be doing a ‘how to draw’ workshop! Keu Cha tells: […]

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Windy City Pulp and Paper news.

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS & THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF TARZAN OF THE APES & JOHN CARTER OF MARS MEMBERSHIPS: Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only (But see the HOTEL section for details on how to get a $10 refund on your membership!). […]

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Wizard Orleans Schedule

William Shatner, Stan Lee, Meet-and-Greets, James Marsters, Mary McDonnell, Adam Baldwin Q&A’s, Evening Parties Highlight Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con Programming Jedi Master Classes, ‘Boondock Saints’ Reunion, ‘The Victim’ Movie Screening And More At  Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, January 28-29 NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, January 3, 2012 – Rare meet-and-greets and Q&A sessions […]

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Amazing Arizona Comic-Con Zombie Update

This Friday night, The Walking Dead and all of their zombified zomibies invade Mesa, AZ and the Amazing Arizona Comic-Con. Kicking things off with a zombie walk on Friday evening, AACC is packing the weekend full of Walking Dead goodness:

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New Convention Sponsor.

Happy to say that we have a new convention Sponsoring con-news.com The Louisville Arcade Expo takes place this March 2nd-4th, 2012. I can’t wait to attend. I will also be set up selling my creature paintings on both Saturday and Sunday at the show. And will be getting my pinball and gaming on in the […]

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