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GUFF and TAFF seeking nominees

By Petrea Mitchell| November 4, 2013 | Comments Off on GUFF and TAFF seeking nominees

The Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund is seeking nominees for its 2014 trip, which will take one North American fan to Loncon 3, next year’s Worldcon. Nomination requirements are here. Nominations should be made by December 31st.

The Get Up and Over Fan Fund is also seeking nominees for 2014, which will also be to Loncon 3, for one fan from Australia or New Zealand. Nominations conclude on November 15th; more details here.

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Conventions Next Weekend 11/8-11/10, 2013

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Conventions Next Weekend 11/8-11/10, 2013

Nov 8th-10th, 2013
Animaine Portland, ME
Anime Blast Chattanooga, TN
Animeland Otaku Mex Albuqureque, NM
Anthocon Portsmouth, NH
Atomacon North Charleston, SC
Bentcon Burbank, CA
Blizzcon Anaheim, CA
Bottoscon Surrey, BC
Carnage on the Mountain Killington, Vt
Coast City Comiccon Portland, ME
Creation Star Trek San Fransico, CA
Faeriecon Hunt Valley, MD
Hal-con Halifax, NS
Houston Arcade Houston, TX
Lebowski Fest New Orleans, LA
Millenniumcon Round Rock, TX
Monitacon Jacksonville, NC
Nc Comiccon Durham, NC
Omegacon Siren, WI
Orycon 35, Portland, OR
Pacific Media Los Angeles, CA
Pentacon Ft. Wayne, IN
Philcon Cherry Hill, NJ
Rangerstop Orlando, FL
Tuscon Tuscon, AZ
Quinte Minicon Belleville, ON
Windycon Lombard, IL

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Momocon events!

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 31, 2013 | Comments Off on Momocon events!

MomoCon has events all year around, and here are just some of the upcoming ones!

Cosplay Photoshoot at Life University this Saturday November 2nd

Come and join us on the beautiful grounds of the Life University Campus to show off your costumes on Saturday November 2nd beginning at 11AM. Photographers and models will have their opportunity to take the photos they want in the good company of their fellow cosplayers without the crowds and hardships of trying to make a cosplay last through a convention day. At the Life University photoshoot, there will be up to 5 staff photographers on site to capture cosplayers in their glory against a variety of backgrounds, The fall leaves should be at their peak. Backgrounds around the photoshoot site on Life University Campus includes bridges, a creek, a pond, an old village with a mill, stone walls and stone benches, and a small waterfall. Join with your friends for a day of lasting memory and fun!!

More details at MomoCon.com
Facebook Event

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament – November 9th

Come and join us for a free Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament on Saturday November 9th at the Georgia Tech Student Center. We are excited to provide prizes to the top 3 winners including MomoCon memberships and Gamestop gift cards. All tournament details are online on Facebook and on the MomoCon website. Read more

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WASABICON, JACKSONVILLE’S ULTIMATE POP CULTURE CONVENTION, IS THIS WEEKEND!

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 30, 2013 | Comments Off on WASABICON, JACKSONVILLE’S ULTIMATE POP CULTURE CONVENTION, IS THIS WEEKEND!

The event, now in its second year, offers “geek culture, extra spicy” to fans of anime, cartoons, comics, sci-fi, video games, and more!

(JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, October 29, 2013) WasabiCon is a two-day pop culture convention celebrating anime, cartoons, comics, fantasy, gaming, science fiction, and video games.  Now in its second year, the event will take place at the Jacksonville Marriott, Saturday and Sunday – November 2-3, 2013.  Events are scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM each day.

A complete schedule can be viewed online at www.wasabicon.com/schedule Read more

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22 convention dates added.

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Nov 22nd-24th, 2013
Arkansas Anime Festival Bentonville, AR

Jan 23rd-27th, 2014
Hauntcon Houston, TX

Feb 28th-March 2nd, 2014
Canadian Haunts Hamilton, ON

March 14th-16th, 2014
Furthermore Hunt Valley, MD
Planet Comiccon Overland Park, KS

March 21st-23rd, 2014
Mace West Asheville, NC

March 28th-30th, 2014
Brony Fest Dallas, TX
Monsterpalooza Burbank, CA

April 4th-6th, 2014
Tekkoshocon Pittsburgh, PA
TriCities Toy & Hobby Gray, TN
Econocon Plymouth, NH
Codcon Glen Ellyn, IL
Nadeshicon Sillery, QB

April 8th-10th, 2014
Shinbokucon Huron, OH

April 18th-20th, 2014
Anime Conji San Diego, CA
Nashicon Columbia, SC

April 24th-27th, 2014
Steampunk Symposium Cinncinnatti, OH
Kingdomcon San Diego, CA

May 2nd-4th, 2014
Eeriecon Niagra Falls, NY

June 13th-15th, 2014
Andocon Kennesaw, GA

Sept 12th-14th, 2014
Ba No toshiTyler, TX

Nov 7th-9th, 2014
Mace Charlotte, NC

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Conventions next weekend 10/31-11/2, 2013

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Conventions next weekend 10/31-11/2, 2013

Oct 31st- Nov 3rd, 2013
Albacon Albany, NY
Anime Nebraskon Lincoln, NE
Bakuretsu COn Colchester, VT
Central Canada Comic Winnipeg, MB
Comikaze Expo Los Angeles, CA
Con-vulution Burligame, CA
Emerald City Steampunk Witchita, KS
Eyecon Vampire DiariesAtlanta, GA
Fangcon Knoxville, TN
Gameholecon Madison, WI
Ghoulardifest Cleveland, OH
GMX Nashville, TN
Hammercon Hamilton, ON
Honorcon Greenville, SC
Hurricane Who Orlando, Fl
Izumicon Oklahoma City, OK
Jackocon Alberquerque, NM
Kamikon Louisville, KY
King Con Brooklyn, NY
Naru2u Ottawa, ON
Nekocon Hampton, VA
Reversed Polarity Toronto, ON
Rhode Island Comic Providence, RI
Sugiocon Cinnci, OH
Telsacon Madison, WI
Vegas Valley Book Festival Las Vegas, NV
Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, GA
Wasabicon Jacksonville, FL
World Fantasy Brighton, UK
Youmacon Detroit, MI

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Wizard Austin

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Wizard Austin

Greg Capullo, Neal Adams, Mark Bagley, Kenneth Rocafort, David Marquez Among Top Comics Creators Scheduled To Attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con,November 22-24

Miguel Sepulveda, Tyler Kirkham, Phil Ortiz, Dennis O’Neil, Mike McKone, Kody Chamberlain, Rob Guillory Also Headline More Than 125 In Artist Alley At Austin Convention Center

NEW YORK and AUSTIN, Texas, October 23, 2013 – Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”),Greg Capullo (“Spawn,” “Haunt”), Mark Bagley (“Fantastic Four,” “JLA”), Kenneth Rocafort (“Superman,” “Action Comics”) and David Marquez (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Fantastic Four: Season One”) headline the nearly 125 comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, November 22-24 at Austin Convention Center. It is the eighth and final event in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of top celebrities and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

In addition to Eisner Hall of Famer Stan Lee, who will appear on Saturday, Nov. 23, in the celebrity area, special guests at the Austin Comic Con Artist Alley will include Miguel Sepulveda (“Green Lantern,” Thor”), Tyler Kirkham(“Superboy,” “X-Men”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Dennis O’Neil (“The Flash,” “Hulk”), Mike McKone(“Astonishing X-Men,” “Avengers Academy”), Kody Chamberlain (“Sweets,” “Punks”), Rob Guillory (“Chew”), “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”), Greg Horn(“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Avengers”) and Joe Eisma(“Morning Glories,” “Existence 3.0”).

The roster includes two Eisner Hall of Famers in Lee and Adams, another Eisner Award winner in Guillory and four nominees in Eisma, Marquez, Matthew Sturges (“The Witching Hour,” “Doctor Who”) and Billy Tucci (“Birds of Prey,” “Sgt. Rock”).

Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, available only at Wizard World Austin Comic Con. The Wizard World artist to draw the cover will be announced soon. Read more

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Cola-con schedule.

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Cola-con schedule.

Cola-Con graphic

Cola-Con Releases Schedule of Artists, Panels and Performers for Third Annual Hip-Hop and Comics Con on Oct. 25-26, 2013

Oct. 84, 2013 (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Cola-Con has released its schedule of artists, panels and performers for the annual two-day hip-hop and comics con on Oct. 25-26, 2013 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013:

Congaree Room, Artists: Read more

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Heroescon artist alley tables are on sale.

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 21, 2013 | Comments Off on Heroescon artist alley tables are on sale.

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HeroesCon 2014 will be our biggest and best show yet. We’ve announced a few of our fantastic guests already here. If you’d like to exhibit at a true comics-focused comic convention now is your chance! 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 today!

Eventbrite - HEROESCON 2014 :: ARTISTS ALLEY TABLE

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Conventions next weekend 10/24-10/27, 2013

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 19, 2013 | Comments Off on Conventions next weekend 10/24-10/27, 2013

Oct 24th-27th, 2013
Akicon Bellevue, WA
Armadillo Con Austin, TX
Banzaicon Columbia, SC
Comic Book City Con Greensboro, NC
Cola-con Columbia, SC
Creation Supernatural Chicago, IL
Detroit Fanfare Detroit, MI
Flatcon Bloomington, IL
Furfright Cromwell, CT
Gamefest Chattanooga, TN
Hallowcon Dalton, GA
Knoxville Horror Film Fest Knoxville, TN
OKlacon Watonga, OK
Ohio Valley Filk Worthington, OH
Oni-con Houston, TX
Rising Star Bluefield, WV
Rock Con Rockford, IL
Slagacon Cinncinnatti, OH
Snafucon Reno, NV
South Texas Horror McAllen, TX
Steamcon Bellevue, WA
Sukoshicon Athens, GA
Thriller Chiller Grand Rapids, MI
Toronto After Dark Toronto, ON
Ultimate Horror Weekend Orlando, FL
Zombie Con San Antonio, TX

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Florida Supercon news.

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Florida Supercon news.

Greetings!

Just a quick update from your friends at Florida Supercon and Animate! Miami.

A few new announcements since our last update, and some exciting events happening THIS WEEKEND in South Florida!

FLORIDA SUPERCON 2014, www.floridasupercon.com is July 3-6, 2014 at The MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER. We are continuing to add guests to the show, with over 40 guests already announced! Plus, we expect to announce at least ten new guests this week. To see the latest guests listed, visit www.floridasupercon.com. As well, the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Miami has been chosen as the first host hotel for FSC 2014, with a rate of $99 per night. We will be posting reservation links on www.floridasupercon.com this week. We are in the final stages of negotiations with several hotels on Miami Beach, and hope to be able to make the first announcements in the next 1-2 weeks. ALL official hotels will have FREE shuttle service to and from the hotel and convention center. Tickets and Vendor information is currently available. Read more

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13 hours of Horror.

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 15, 2013 | Comments Off on 13 hours of Horror.

Horror Realm presents its second “13 Hours of Horror” on October 19, 2013 at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont. Doors open at 10:45 AM and the first film begins at 11:00 AM. All day passes may be purchased for $13 at the door, or individual movie tickets may be purchased for $5 per film. All proceeds benefit the Hollywood, a non-profit community theater.

The program highlights local independent filmmakers as well as rarely seen horror movies. The film schedule is as follows:
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F.A.C.T.S.2013 !

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

As you all know by now, F.A.C.T.S. 2013 – the biggest science fiction, fantasy, anime & comics convention in the Benelux – will take place on October 19th & 20th 2013 in FLANDERS EXPO, Ghent, Belgium.

Once again we made sure the finest actors and actresses will attend FACTS 2013:

– Manu Bennett (Crixus from Spartacus, Azog from The Hobbit, etc.)
– Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson from Stargate SG1, also known for 24, Smallville, etc.)
– Julie Benz (Dexter, Defiance, Buffy, Angel, Rambo, Saw V and many more!) Read more
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Helsinki bids for 2017 Worldcon

By Petrea Mitchell| October 14, 2013 | Comments Off on Helsinki bids for 2017 Worldcon

Having lost the 2015 Worldcon race, the Helsinki bid committee is trying again for 2017. The bid will be for an as yet undetermined weekend in August, at the same facility as the 2015 bid.

This puts Helsinki up against Japan, Montréal, and a possible Northeast Corridor bid, leaving Kansas City unopposed in the 2016 race and New Orleans unopposed for 2018.

The bid site will be at helsinkiin2017.org (currently redirecting to Google Docs).

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Conventions next weekend Oct 18th-20th, 2013

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 13, 2013 | Comments Off on Conventions next weekend Oct 18th-20th, 2013

Oct 18th-20th, 2013
Anime Banzai Layton, UT
Anime Fusion Bloomington, MN
Another Anime Con Nashua, NH
Arcana St. Paul, MN
Charcon Charleston, WV
Comic Book Connection Jacksonville, FL
Conjecture San Diego, CA
Con On the Cob Hudson, OH
Contraflow New Orleans, LA
Fandom Pensacola, FL
Geek Girl Con Seattle, WA
Milehicon Denver, CO
Necrocomicon St. Petersburg, FL
North Texas Comic Dallas, TX
Pinball Expo Chicago, IL
Valleycon Fargo, ND
Wincon Las Vegas, NV
Wizard World Nashville, TN
Zombicon Ft. Myers, FL

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Q&A Sessions With Stan Lee, Henry Winkler, Evening Parties, Meet-And-Greets, Costume Contests Highlight Programming At Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 12, 2013 | Comments Off on Q&A Sessions With Stan Lee, Henry Winkler, Evening Parties, Meet-And-Greets, Costume Contests Highlight Programming At Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

James Marsters, WWE® Superstar Daniel Bryan®, Bruce Campbell, Billy Dee Wiliams Q&A’s, Comics Creator Sessions, Film Festival, ‘Kids Day’ Among Full Three Days Of Panels And Events

NEW YORK and NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 9, 2013 – Question-and-answer sessions with top celebrities like Stan Lee, Henry Winkler and Eliza Dushku, evening parties, meet-and-greets, adult and kids costume contests, movies and an array of comics and pop culture themed panels comprise the robust featured programming schedule at the inaugural Wizard World Nashville Comic Con,October 18-20 at the Music City Center.  Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

Some of the highlights of the schedule include:

  • Interactive Q&A sessions with Lee, Winkler, Dushku, James Marsters, Bruce Camp Read more
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Starwarp at Nycc

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 11, 2013 | Comments Off on Starwarp at Nycc

Independent publishing house StarWarp Concepts—home of dark-urban-fantasy books and graphic novels—returns for the 2013 New York Comic Con, being held on October 10–13 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

 

Booth #1337 is where you’ll find bestselling author and StarWarp Concepts publisher Steven A. Roman (X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy) promoting The Saga of Pandora Zwieback–a young adult novel series about a teenaged Goth who teams up with an immortal shape-shifter to hunt monsters–and Lorelei: Sects and the City, the mature readers graphic novel that reintroduced StarWarp Concepts’ first horror heroine.

Joining Roman will be: Read more

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Florida Comic Shows

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 10, 2013 | Comments Off on Florida Comic Shows

List provided by Toms Comics.
-October 12-13, 2013 : Ultra-Con of South Florida at the Sheraton Suites, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Toys and comics convention
More info contact Irving 786-258-9508 or email: toyarchoeology@hotmail.com
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-October 16-17, 2013 : UNF / CBC Fall Comic Book and Toy show at the University of North Florida, Student Union Buliding, 1 UNF Drive bldg. 58, 3703-A ballroom, Jacksonville, Florida 32224
Brought to you by the Comic Book Connection. See web site for times and admission price.
More info call Joe at 904-703-9246 or email layoutman2@aol.com
Web site is http://thecomicbookconnection.com/
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-October 18-20, 2013 : Fandom Con at the University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
Anime and sci-fi convention.
More info at http://www.fandomcon.com/
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