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Kramer extradited to Georgia

The saga of Ed Kramer, co-founder and biggest shareholder of Dragon*Con, may be approaching its final chapter. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Kramer, having been arrested in Connecticut for violating the terms of his release on bond, has been extradited to Georgia for his long-delayed trial on child molestation charges. He is being held without […]

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FLORIDA ANIME EXPERIENCE WELCOMES NEW GUESTS, NEW EVENTS, AND A FREE TRIP TO LOS ANGELES IN 2013

Now in its third year, Orlando’s “anime convention about ANIME” continues to focus on Japanese pop culture in Florida. (ORLANDO, January 21, 2013)  Florida Anime Experience, the southeast’s “anime convention about ANIME,” will return for its third year on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2013, to the International Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, […]

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TAFF election: dueling fanwriters

The 2013 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund election has opened. This year’s winning candidate will travel from Europe to North America for the World Science Fiction Convention. The candidates are Theresa Derwin and Jim Mowatt, both of whom have not only provided the required platform statement, but are also publishing newsletters throughout the campaign. Anyone may vote, […]

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Worldcon Hotel and Hugo dates

This year’s Worldcon, LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, will be opening up its hotel room block on Monday, January 21st. This is traditionally a day of frantic reservation-making, although the fact that both of this year’s hotels have the same room rates, and that there are numerous other hotels in the vicinity, should ease the […]

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Conventions next weekend 1/25-1/27, 2013

Jan 25th-27th, 2013 Amazing Arizona Comic Mesa, AZ Chattacon Chattanooga, TN Conflikt Renton, WA Cosine Colorodo Springs, CO Ganime Gattineau, QB Las Cruces Anime Days Las Cruces, NM Setsucon Penn St, PA Winter War Champaign, IL

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WOW!!! 50 dates for 2013 conventions added for you!

Feb 14th-16th, 2013 Sankofa College Park, GA GhenghisCon Auroro, Co March 22nd-23rd, 2013 Lebowski Fest Los Angeles, CA Horrorhound Cincinnati, OH April 12th-14th, 2013 Mepacon Clarks Summit, PA April 19th-20th, 2013 Lebowski Fest New York, NY March 15th-17th, 2013 Horror Realm Pittsburgh, PA May 17th-19th, 2013 Ecof Chicago, IL May 31st-June 1st, 2013 Hamacon Huntsville, […]

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DC ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS POSTER ART FOR THE CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

Superstar artist Tony S. Daniel Creates Original Drawing Featuring Superman! Norwalk, CT, Friday, January 18: DC Entertainment – the renowned comic book publisher and media entertainment company – has today revealed that they will provide the original poster art for the 2013 edition of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The exclusive art will […]

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13 dates for 13!

April 13th-14th, 2013 Spring Break Orlando, FL April 27th-29th, 2013 Dairycon Fond Du Lac, Wi Aug 9th-11th, 2013 Charticon Charlotte, NC Pirate Invasion Beaufort, NC Aug 16th-18th, 2013 Creation Vampire Diaries Dallas, TX Sept 14th, 2013 Retrocon Philadelphia, PA Sept 20th-22nd, 2013 Creation Supernatural Dallas, TX Oct 11th-13th, 2013 Creation Supernatural Toronto, ON Oct 25th-27th, […]

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SF2 Concatenation spring edition

The Spring 2013 edition of SF2 Concatenation  http://www.concatenation.org is  now up with seasonal news and loads of reviews  (fiction and non-fiction) plus a couple  of stand-alone convention reports. These last will be of most interest to Con News regulars with reviews of:- http://www.concatenation.org/conrev/festival_fantastic_films_2012.html 23rd Festival of Fantastic Films and http://www.concatenation.org/conrev/hispacon2007.html the 30th Spanish national SF convention Plus within the […]

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Heroes Minicon

The Heroes Charlotte Minicon set for this Sunday has the floorplan up here. That’s a lot of comic dealer and artist goodness. And you can still register to attend for free here Con-news will be in attendance and will have a report Monday from the show.

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Dragoncon news.

Some news coming out of the Daily Dragon Twitter feed for Dragonon 2013. The ever popular parade will be juried, so get your applications in, The Scifi fantasty, wheel of time, Pern tracks are merging into the Fantasy lit tracks, The Walk of Fame moving to the Marriot. And the dealers room is moving to […]

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Conventions next weekend 1/18-1/21, 2013

Jan 18th-21st, 2013 Animate Miami Miami, FL Anime Blues Remix Memphis, TN Arisia Boston, MA Brickfair Birmingham, AL Charlotte Minicon Charlotte, NC Confusion Detroit, MI Deconpression Columbus, OH Further ConfusionSan Jose, CA Marscon Williamsburg, VA MACk Murfreesboro, TN Ohayocon Columbus, OH Rennigers Mount Dora, FL Rustycon Seattle, WA Scarab Columbia, SC Snow Con Orono, ME

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Marmalade Dog events

Organizers sent the below email informing us that the events have been posted for Marmalade Dog 18. “Events have been posted for Marmalade Dog 18, schedule for February 8-10, 2013: www.marmaladedog.org Marmalade Dog is a gaming convention held each year by the Western Michigan Gamers Guild (WMGG) on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, […]

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Animate Miami one week away!

ANIMATE! MIAMI is just one week away! SUPERCON presents ANIMATE! MIAMI, www.animatemiami.com, January 18-20, 2013 at the Miami Airport Convention Center. ANIMATE! MIAMI is a three day festival dedicated to Anime, Animation and Cosplay. Thousands of fans will converge for a full weekend celebration featuring voice stars from cartoons and anime, artists, bands and comedians, as well as […]

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Momocon hotel contest

What would you do with a free hotel room? What would you do with a hotel room in the Hilton at MomoCon? Wouldn’t it been even better if you got one for free? Well here is your very last chance to get one for free! This Saturday Jan 12th is the last day of the […]

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ADAM WEST, BURT WARD AND JULIE NEWMAR TO REUNITE AT THE CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO

Norwalk, CT, January 9, 2013: Noted actors Adam West and Burt Ward, who created the roles of Batman and Robin in the 1960’s Batman TV series, will appear at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) along with legendary actress Julie Newmar who famously appeared as Catwoman in the same series. The three actors will be reunited at C2E2 where they will be […]

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10 2013 dates!

Aug 2nd-4th, 2013 Fandemonium Nampa, ID Aug 15th-18th, 2013 Mars Society Boulder, CO Oct 19th-20th, 2013 Geek Girl Con Seattle, WA Nov 1st-3rd, 2013 Con-vulution Burligame, CA Hurricane Who Orlando, Fl Nov 8th-10th, 2013 CarnageFairlee, VT Nov 15th-17th, 2013 Iowa Icon Cedar Rapids, IA Nov 29th-Dec 1st, 2013 Chicago Tardis Chicago, IL Starbase Indy Indianapolis, […]

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Conventions Next Weekend 1/11-1/13, 2013

Jan 11th-13th, 2013 Ahn-con Kansas City, MO Albuquerque Comic Albuquerque, NM Creation Xena Burbank, CA Ga Filk Atlanta, GA Ichibancon Charlotte, NC Illogicon Raleigh, NC Kotoricon Sewell, NJ Swampcon Gainesville, FL Toy And Hobby Show Raleigh, NC

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