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Florida Supercon gets a Doctor.

Below is an email news release from Florida Supercon.   Hi! Some big news for Florida Supercon 2012 this week! Doctor Who is coming to FSC! More Hunger Games guests! New Art Contest! More Bands! More Artists! Love Doctor Who? Then you won’t want to miss out on meeting the 5th Doctor himself, Peter Davison! Love the […]

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Corflu notes

News from this past weekend’s Corflu: Claire Brialey, co-editor of Hugo winner and multiple nominee Banana Wings, was the Guest of Honor. (Corflu selects its GoH randomly at the convention.) Earl Kemp was elected Past President of the Fanzine Writers of America. Corflu XXX, to be pronounced “Corflu Triple-X”, will be held in Portland, OR […]

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5 Panels to Watch at Phoenix Comicon

For those of you that follow my con adventures, you know that one of my favorite things about Phoenix Comicon (PCC) is the variety of guests and panels that PCC offers. Not only does this four day show provide some of the best in pop culture, but it also provides these guest in a variety […]

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Conventions this Weekend April 27th-29th, 2012

Another great weekend of fun. Where are you going? April 27th-29th, 2012 Anime Central Rosemont, IL Botcon Dallas, TX Creation Stargate Vancouver, BC Eeriecon Niagra Falls, NY Gamedays Timonium, MD Gamers Reunion Rochester, MN Lebowski Fest Atlanta, GA Malice Domestic Bethseda, MD MOCCA New York, NY Noobiecon Utica, NY Pariahcon Lakeland, FL Penguicon Troy, MI […]

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DC52 & Dr. Who Writer to Lead Workshops at Long Beach Comic Expo

With only 21 days to go, Long Beach Comic Expo has just announced exclusive workshops for those seeking to make it in the comic business: “LOS ANGELES, CA, April 20, 2012. Long Beach Comic Con presents the Comic Expo on May 12th at the Long Beach Convention Center with special workshops by critically-acclaimed writer Joshua […]

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Worldcon: Peter Sagal bows out; room block filling up anyway

Chicon 7 announces that Peter Sagal cannot attend, saying: Sagal’s commitment to filming a new documentary unfortunately requires him to be overseas during the weekend of Chicon 7, making it impossible to participate in the event. Sagal has expressed his apologies to the Chicon 7 team, saying “I’m heartbroken I won’t be able to attend […]

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“Con Wars”: Toronto Comic Con vs. Toronto Comiccon

When Mike Mathews became Wizard World’s CEO, he expressed a wish to calm some of the ongoing drama generated by his predecessor. Unfortunately, one part of that drama is far from dead. The Toronto Star reports that Wizard World is being sued by Hobbystar over the similarity in their Toronto convention names. Not that Hobbystar […]

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Corflu Glitter broadcasts this weekend

Once again, Corflu will be broadcasting as much of itself as possible online. There will be two channels, one covering programming and one from the con suite. The programming channel will probably start broadcasting with the opening ceremonies at 7pm 5:30pm Friday. A partial progrmaming schedule is here, and an overview of all the special […]

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DANNY TREJO, ACE FREHLEY, TRACI LORDS And MORE Added to DAYS OF THE DEAD Horror Convention in Indianapolis (July 6-8)!

It is with GREAT honor that DAYS OF THE DEAD announces the addition of actor and genre icon, DANNY TREJO, to the guest roster for DAYS OF THE DEAD III in Indianapolis, IN, July 6th-8th at the Wyndham Indianapolis West. Trejo has become a prolific actor in both films and television, acting alongside some of Hollywood’s […]

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5 more dates.

July 28th, 2012 DC Zinefest Washington, DC Aug 10th-12th, 2012 Natsucon Collinsville, IL Sept 1st, 2nd, 2012 SF Zine Fest San Fransico, CA TCEP Laurel, MD Sept 22nd, 2012 Twin Cities Zinefest Minneapolis, MN

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Summer Concatenation is up

Got the following email from the fine folks at Concatenation letting me know there summer issue is up. Some great convention stuff in every issue. Providing their email with the links below. Check it out. Our site is only basic –  no fancy stuff like pictures — but bags of information http://www.concatenation.org/whatsnew.html This includes the […]

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Actionfest 2012

I attended a few films of Actionfest last year, and could tell I wanted to be a bigger part of it this year. So when passes went on sale I jumped on them. The advantage of the pass is it gets you into everything! If theres a film in the lineup you want to see […]

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Conventions this weekend April 20th-22nd, 2012

I’m going to be making the long trek to Columbus, OH this weekend for Space. I’ll be selling my zines and painting there and look forward to meeting some midwestern readers of the site while there. So much other great stuff happening. Anyone attending any of these? April 20th-22nd, 2012 Anime St. Louis St. Louis, […]

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New dates for Film Festivals!

I’m enjoying my weekend at Actionfest right now, (I’ll have a review up this week) but wanted to go ahead and add some other genre film festivals and one game convention. June 29th-July 15th, 2012 NY Asian Film Fest New York, NY July 19th-Aug 2nd, 2012 Fantasia Fest Montreal, QB Oct 12th-21st, 2012 Screamfest Los […]

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The Orlando in 2015 Manifesto

The “Orlando in 2015” Worldcon bid has published “The Orlando Manifesto”, outlining the approach they would take to running a Worldcon should the bid win. It sets forth a detailed stance on costs, timing, Guest of Honor selection, and much more, all under the planned convention theme, “Science Fiction is Bigger Than You Think!”

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Eastercon tidbits: BSFA apology, future conventions, and gender parity

The British Science Fiction Association has apologized wholeheartedly for offense caused by the monologue which preceded the BSFA Awards (still viewable here). EightSquaredCon has been seated as the 2013 Eastercon, March 29th-April 1st in Bradford. Satellite 4 has been seated as the 2014 Eastercon, April 18th-21st in Glasgow. James Bacon tells File 770 that EightSquaredCon […]

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American Music, Pop Culture Expo On Tap For March 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HERSHEY, Pa – USA Theatres, which operates a portable drive-in and outdoor movie theatre in Central Pennsylvania, is spinning into the world of vinyl records and pop culture memorabilia, with the launching of the American Music & Pop Culture Expo.   According to the company, the expo will feature numerous vendors buying, […]

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4 more dates

May 4th-6th, 2012 Atlanta South Comic M Donough, GA May 12th, 2012 ANS Comic La Plata, MD June 9th-10th, 2012 Vancon Vancouver, WA June 23rd-24th Savcon Savannah, GA

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