serving the convention community since 2007.


So 6 years is a long time. Made some calls for help. Didn’t get the answers I was looking for. Con-news was a lot of fun for me but also a whole lot of work. I don’t have the time or energy to continue running the site for various reasons. But I want the database […]


Conventions this weekend 11/22-11/24, 2013

Nov 22nd-24th, 2013 Arkansas Anime Festival Bentonville, AR Board Game Geek Dallas, TX Chibi Pa West Palm Beach, FL Creation Supernatural Burbank, CA DaishoconWisconsin Dells, Wi Ectocon St. Louis, MO Long Beach Comic Con Long Beach, CA


Animeland Wasabi news.

The talented and lovely Cassandra Morris will be in attendance at Animeland Wasabi in 2014. Notably known for her role as Ritsu Tainaka in the anime series K-On!, her other voice work includes: Leafa/Suguha Kirigaya – Sword Art Online Hitomi – Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Sophie – Tales of Graces F and […]


‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Celebration Event to Include BBC AMERICA Special Screening at Wizard World Austin Comic Con on November 23

  Highly-Anticipated 50th Anniversary Special Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor to be Shown at Austin Convention Center in Conjunction with Simulcast on BBC AMERICA and in Over 75 Countries NEW YORK and AUSTIN, Texas, November 13, 2013 – For a half-century, TV viewers across the world have been captivated by Doctor Who, the longest running […]


Days of dead chicago

AYS OF THE DEAD returns to Chicago for three days of monsters, movies, and madness THIS WEEKEND! Celebrity guests scheduled to appear include DANNY TREJO, ACE FREHLEY, BILL MOSELEY, JAMES KAREN, TWIGGY RAMIREZ, LITA FORD, GUNNAR HANSEN, a RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD reunion, BLADE RUNNER reunion, and much, much MORE! Live music, 48 hour […]


Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ Groups, Cosplayers Among Fan Communities At Wizard World Austin Comic Con

Local Groups Join Noted Cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty, ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Doctor Who’ Organizations In Entertaining Fans At Austin Convention Center November 22-24 NEW YORK and AUSTIN, Texas, November 12, 2013 – Cosplay is flourishing at Wizard World events, and groups showing off their affinity for all-time classics like Star Wars, “Star Trek,” Ghostbusters and many other movies, TV […]


Baltimore Comic-Con Returns to Philly with Barry Kitson

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – November 12, 2013 –Baltimore Comic-Con promoter Marc Nathan is returning to the road this weekend, bringing a little bit of the Baltimore Comic-Con back to the Philadelphia Comic-Con thisSunday, November 17th.  This time, he’s coming along with Barry Kitson!  Stop by to meet Barry, talk to Marc about new guests being announced for the […]


Initiative To Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Comics Legend Neal Adams To Conduct Charity Art Auctions At Wizard World Events Beginning At Austin Comic Con, November 22-24 NEW YORK, November 11, 2013 – Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, in conjunction with Wizard World, Inc., will conduct a series of charity comics art auctions at Wizard World’s pop culture conventions across the United States, […]



The annual event will welcome voice actors from the classic anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. (ORLANDO, FLORIDA, November 8, 2013) Florida Anime Experience is a three-day pop culture convention celebrating anime, J-Pop, manga, video games, and Japanese pop culture.  No in its fourth year, the event will take place at the […]


Happy Friday! We’ve got some great guests already coming to HeroesCon 2014 and today we’re adding 6 more! COMIC FANS! Tickets for Heroes Convention 2014 are on sale now! Check out all of our previously guests here! CREATORS! Artists Alley tables are on sale now! These spaces are available on a first-come-first-served and they usually go fast! Reserve your space […]


Rob Guillory Variant Cover of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #1 Debuts at Wizard World Austin Comic Con

  Skybound and Wizard World’s Final 2013 Limited Edition Cover in the Wizard World series Free to Full-Price Attendees; VIPs To Receive Additional B&W Sketch Cover NEW YORK, November 7, 2013 – Eisner Award-winning artist Rob Guillory will create the eighth in a series of exclusive Wizard World variant covers of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #1 comic, provided for […]


Con-news needs your help.

I’ve been doing this site for almost 6 years now. I’ve had the help of some amazing contributors over the years. I want to especially thank Petrea Mitchell who has been writing and volunteering for the site since the very beginning. What I need now is to either, 1: offload some of the day to […]


NC Comicon A blast!

Went to the Nc Comicon on Sunday to see how the show was doing. We have been in Artist Alley for this show twice before including the original one four years ago. This year we decided to attend as fans and just enjoy ourselves and we did do that. The Con has expanded its offering […]


Conventions Next Weekend 11/15-11/17, 2013

Nov 15th-17th, 2013 Astronomicon Rochester, NY Days of The Dead Chicago, IL Fx Show Orlando, FL Gobble-con Stamford, CT Iowa Icon Cedar Rapids, IA Kollision Rosemont, IL Mace Charlotte, NC Memphis Comic Con Memphis, TN Nerdacon Columbus, GA Nuke The Fridge City of Industry, CA Pure Spec Fest Edmonton, AB T-C-S Orland Park, IL Toy […]


Mysticon changes Media Guest

JOHN de LANCIE, “Q” from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, is the new MystiCon 2014 Media Guest of Honor. Unfortunately, Marina Sirtis had to cancel due to professional commitments. MystiCon is pleased and excited to bring JOHN de LANCIE to our February 2014 convention. In addition to his work on the various “Star Trek” television shows, Mr. de […]


Horror Realm Presents Troma Fest

Includes new release Return to Nuke ‘Em High   Pittsburgh, PA – November 5, 2013 – Fans of Troma Entertainment’s b-movies are in for a treat – a special screening program of three Troma favorites is planned for November 16 at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.  The event is presented by Horror Realm, which produces Pittsburgh’s semi-annual […]


Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell To Declare November 22 “William Shatner Day” In Austin

TV’s Captain Kirk, T.J. Hooker, “Priceline Negotiator” will accept “Honorary Austin Citizenship” from Mayor Leffingwell at Wizard World Austin Comic Con AUSTIN, Texas, November 5, 2013 – Fans may know him as Captain Kirk, T.J. Hooker, Denny Crane or even the Priceline Negotiator. But for sure, William Shatner has been a part of the lives of countless millions […]


PR: I-CON begets LI-CON, runs Indiegogo fundraiser

ICON Science Fiction is proud to announce LI-CON 1. This convention will be very focused on science, science fiction and fantasy literature, and anime. It will be held at the Best Western Mill River Manor in Rockville Centre, NY, March 29-30, 2014. The two-day event will feature creators and experts in many areas, including scientists […]

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