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Animate Miami one week away!

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 11, 2013 | Comments Off on Animate Miami one week away!

ANIMATE! MIAMI is just one week away! SUPERCON presents ANIMATE! MIAMI,, 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 hundreds of events, such as celebrity Q&A’s, costume contests, cosplay photo shoots, live music, video games, comedy show and much more!

Some of the highlights for Animate! Miami include: Read more

Momocon hotel contest

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 10, 2013 | Comments Off on 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 MomoCon Hotel Room Contest. If you are going to be booking at hotel room for MomoCon you should do it now! Did we mention every hotel room gets free internet? Here is how to enter: Read more





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 Spotlight Entertainment Guests appearing together on a panel as well as signing in the Autographing Area for all three days of the show. C2E2, which is organized by the producers of New York Comic Con (NYCC), is a celebration of pop culture embracing timeless products and creations and attracting famous and successful artists, creators, writers, actors and musicians from every walk of life. Organizers recently announced that the multi-talented artist Kevin Smith will be making a special appearance at C2E2 this year where he will appear in an exclusive engagement at the show.

C2E2 is the largest pop culture event to take place annually in the Midwest and show officials are anticipating that this year’s event will be the biggest since it was launched in 2010. C2E2 will be held April 26 – 28 in the West Building at McCormick Place Convention Center.
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10 2013 dates!

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 9, 2013 | Comments Off on 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, IN
Loscon Los Angeles, CA


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

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 6, 2013 | Comments Off on 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


17 2013 dates!

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 5, 2013 | Comments Off on 17 2013 dates!

Jan 19th-20th, 2013
MACk Murfreesboro, TN

March 1st-3rd, 2013
Indie Horror Chicago, IL

March 14th-17th, 2013
Asheville Tattoo Fest Asheville, NC
Eyecon Vampire Atlanta, GA
Who’s Your Con Indianapolis, IN

April 5th-7th, 2013
Freecon Tallahasee, Fl

April 12th-14th, 2013
Let’s Play Green Bay, Wi
Econocon Plymouth, NH

April 19th-21st, 2013
Blood on the BeachVa Beach, VA
AwesomeCon Washington, DC

April 26th-28th, 2013
Chiller Theatre Parsippany, NJ
Pulp Ark Batesville, AR

May 24th-27th, 2013
Mayhem Orlando, FL

Sept 7th, 2013
Peewee Over Louisville Louisville, KY

Oct 25th-27th, 2013
Ohio Valley Filk Worthington, OH

Nov 1st-3rd, 2013
GMX Nashville, TN

Nov 8th-10th, 2013
Hal-con Halifax, NS


Tampa Bay news.

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Tampa Bay news.

January 2nd, 2013 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con has confirmed actress Lauren Cohan as a headlining guest for the April 6-7, 2013convention. Lauren Cohan is famed for her role as Maggie Greene in AMC’s massively popular series, The Walking Dead and as Bela Talbot in CW’s series Supernatural. Tampa Bay Comic Con attendees will be able to meet and greet Lauren Cohan as well as get autographs and photo-ops at the convention.


In addition, the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s guest list is set to include a talented array of professional comic book creators. Among them are: Jenny Frison (Hack & Slash artist), Michael Golden (Punisher, Transfomers artist), Bob Layton (Iron Man artist), Luke McDonnell (Iron Man artist), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Punisher artist) and Renee Witterstatter (writer, editor).  Read more


Henry Winkler Added To 2013 Wizard World Portland Comic Con

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Henry Winkler Added To 2013 Wizard World Portland Comic Con

Ayyy! Henry Winkler Added To 2013 Wizard World Portland Comic Con Celebrity Roster, Feb. 22-23-24

‘Happy Days’ Actor, Successful Producer, Director Joins Standout Field Also Featuring Stan Lee, Bruce Campbell, Morena Baccarin, Dean Cain At Oregon Convention Center

NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore., January 2, 2013 – After taking the entertainment world by storm in his breakout role as “Fonzie” in the popular sitcom “Happy Days” (1974-84), Henry Winkler established himself as an award-winning producer and director, mixing in a few well-placed acting roles like Scream and Waterboy along the way.  Winkler now joins a standout roster of celebrities set to attend next month’s inaugural Wizard World Portland Comic Con, Feb. 22-24, 2013, at the Oregon Convention Center.

After achieving success as “Fonzie,” originally written as a minor character but which soon earned Winkler billing alongside other series stars Ron Howard and Tom Bosley, Winkler quickly transitioned to produce the successful television series “MacGyver” and direct the film Memories of Me, among dozens of off-screen credits over the past four decades.

Winkler, scheduled to appear at Wizard World Portland Comic Con all three days, adds to an already star-studded lineup that includes comics legend Stan LeeEvil Dead star Bruce Campbell, “Homeland” headliner Morena Baccarin and “Superman” Dean Cain, along with a diverse collection of popular comics creators and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the first event on Wizard World’s 2013 calendar and the first Wizard World event in the “City of Roses.”
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26 2013 dates added!

By Shawn Scott Smith| January 1, 2013 | Comments Off on 26 2013 dates added!

Jan 20th, 2013
Charlotte Minicon Charlotte, NC

March 2nd-3rd, 2013
Anime & Comic Ft. Campbell, TN

March 8th-10th, 2013
Game Days Plus Rolla, MO

April 6th-7th, 2013
Tampa Bay Comic Con Tampa, FL

April 19th-20th, 2013
Non Sport Card Chicago, IL

May 3rd-5th, 2013
Outlantacon/Gaylaxicon Atlanta, GA
Philly Non Sport Card Allentown, PA

July 12th-14th, 2013
Storm Con Summerville, SC

Sept 19th-22nd, 2013
Bouchercon Albany, NY
Cogcon Rolla, MO

Oct 3rd-6th, 2013
Archon 37 St. Louis, MO

Oct 11th-13th, 2013
Capclave, Washington, DC
Ny Comic Con New York, NY
Sirens Portland, OR
Tsubasacon Huntington, WV

Oct 18th-20th, 2013
Conjecture San Diego, CA
Anime Banzai Layton, UT
Another Anime Con Nashua, NH
Arcana St. Paul, MN
Pinball Expo Chicago, IL
Valleycon Fargo, ND

Oct 24th-27th, 2013
Banzaicon Columbia, SC
OKlacon Watonga, OK
Oni-con Houston, TX
Thriller Chiller Grand Rapids, MI
Toronto After Dark Toronto, ON


Florida Comic Shows Update.

By Shawn Scott Smith| December 31, 2012 | Comments Off on Florida Comic Shows Update.

Tom Comics keeps us in the loop on upcoming Flordia shows.

Tomscomics will be set up at the following shows.
–January 13, 2013 : Deland Comic and Collectibles Show at the Volusia County Fairgrounds which is at 3150 East New York Avenue(hwy. 44), DeLand, FL
–January 20, 2013 : Orlando Comic and Toy Show at the Raddison Hotel Orlando, 1724 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando, Florida, 32828
–February 10, 2013 : Retr-O-Rama P32257op Culture Collectibles Show will be at the Ramada Inn Mandarin. 3130 Hartley Road, Jacksonville, Florida
–March 15-17, 2013 : Mega Con at Orange County Convention Center Hall D, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
–Best wishes to you all for a very Happy New Year !!!!!
-January 6, 2013 : CBC Jacksonville Comic Book and Toy Show at Holiday Inn, 9150 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32256  Read more

Conventions Next Weekend 1/4-1/6, 2013

By Shawn Scott Smith| December 29, 2012 | Comments Off on Conventions Next Weekend 1/4-1/6, 2013

2013 gets underway with a slew of fun stuff.

Jan 4th-6th, 2013
Atlanta Game Fest Atlanta, GA
Anime LA Los Angeles, CA
Anime Zap Peoria, IL
Destination Anime Destin, FL
Ichibancon Charlotte, NC
Magfest National Harbor, MD
Sac Anime Sacremento, CA
Shadowcon Memphis, TN


Florida Supercon newsletter. Takei!

By Shawn Scott Smith| December 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Florida Supercon newsletter. Takei!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! We’ve had a busy holiday season over here at Supercon HQ have some exciting news to announce!
The first announcement is the addition of several new guests to Florida Supercon 2013, including the legendary GEORGE TAKEI, star of Star Trek and Social Media Superstar! In addition to George, we’ve added 5 other awesome guests, including:
Nick Cardy: Legendary Comic Book Artist. Teen Titans, Aquaman, Superman.
Dan Gilvezan: Star of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (Spider-Man / Peter Parker) and Transformers (Bumblebee).
Hacksaw Jim Duggan: WWF, WWE and WCW wrestling superstar.
Honky Tonk Man: WWF, WWE and WCW wrestling superstar.
Pineapple Shaped Lamps: Comedy and Entertainment group.

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Convergence rates about to go up.

By Shawn Scott Smith| December 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Convergence rates about to go up.


Quick Reminder!

The registration rate for CONvergence 2013 goes up after December 31, 2012. That’s just five (5) days away!

Right now you can register for CONvergence 2012 for $50. After December 31, the rate goes up to $60. And don’t forget, after May 15, at the door registration goes up to $100.

So please take this opportunity to register today!
Click here for registration information or click here to register online.

Thank you for your continued support


Capricon’s winter newsletter

By Shawn Scott Smith| December 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Capricon’s winter newsletter

Greetings members of Phandemonium and Capricon!

We hope that all of you have had a wonderful 2012 since we saw you
last February. We apologize for being a little out of touch this year
as far as our quarterly e-editions of Goat Droppings. I was very busy
with Chicon 7 this summer - being a mascot requires dedication to my
craft and diligence in practicing my art, you know!

I'm back now, with our Winter 2012 edition for your 
reading pleasure!

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Wizard adds St Louis & Nashville in 2013

By Shawn Scott Smith| December 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Wizard adds St Louis & Nashville in 2013

Wizard World Adds New St. Louis, Nashville Comic Con Events To 2013 Schedule;

Stan Lee, Dean Cain, Billy Dee Williams Among Early Guests

St. Louis Set For March 22-23-24, Nashville Oct. 18-19-20; James Marsters, Ernie Hudson Also Commit As Wizard World Schedule Extends To Seven Events In 2013

NEW YORK, December 26, 2012 – Wizard World, Inc. (PK.WIZD) today announced the addition of shows in St. Louis and Nashville to its 2013 schedule of pop culture conventions, with Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con set to make its debut March 22-24 at America’s Center and Wizard World Nashville Comic Con debuting October 18-20 at Music City Center.  Popular Wizard World celebrity guests Stan Lee, Dean Cain, James Marsters, Ernie Hudson, Billy Dee Williams and Jason David Frank are the early celebrity roster headliners at both events.

Additional celebrities, artists, exhibitors and other attractions will be announced in the coming weeks.

St. Louis and Nashville fit comfortably in the 2013 Wizard World calendar, which also currently includes shows in Portland, Ore. (Feb. 22-24), Philadelphia (May 30 – June 2), Chicago (Aug. 8-11), Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 20-22), and Austin, Texas (Nov. 22-24).  Wizard World has also scheduled its next New Orleans date (Feb. 7-9, 2014). Read more


23 2013 dates!

By Shawn Scott Smith| December 27, 2012 | Comments Off on 23 2013 dates!

March 22nd-24th, 2013
Wizard World St Louis, MO

April 4th-7th, 2013
Gi Joe Con Indianapolis, IN
Steel City ConMonroeville, PA

May 31st-June 2nd, 2013
Fanboy Expo Piegon Forge, TN

June 15th-16th, 2013
Knoxville Comic/Anime Knoxville, TN
Cake Chicago, IL

June 22nd-23rd, 2013
Haunted America 2013 Decatur, IL

June 28th-29th, 2013
Trek Fest Riverside, IA

July 6th-7th, 2013
MY Little Pony Con Indianapolis, IN

July 12th-14th, 2013
Anime Southeast Sevierville, TN

July 18th-21st, 2013
Historicon Fredericksburg, VA
Confluence Pittsburgh, PA
Play on con Birmingham, AL

July 26th-28th, 2013
Fandom Fest Louisville, KY
Chiisaicon Sheperdsville, KY
OMNIcon Mcallen, TX
Rob-con Bristol, TN
Megaplex Kissimee, Fl

Aug 2nd-4th, 2013
Bronycon Baltimore, MD
Condition London, ON

Sept 19th-22nd, 2013
Wyrdcon Costa Mesa, CA

Oct 18th-20th, 2013
Wizard World Nashville, TN

Oct 26th-27th, 2013
Slagacon Cinncinnatti, OH


I-CON cancelled for now

By Petrea Mitchell| December 22, 2012 | Comments Off on I-CON cancelled for now

In a message posted to the convention Web site and Facebook yesterday, the president of I-CON announced that next year’s convention, which was to have been held March 21-23, has been indefinitely postponed. Memberships and dealer fees are to be refunded.

The statement mentions overwhelming financial difficulties and Hurricane Sandy. While Sandy did not damage I-CON’s intended site at Hofstra University, it undoubtedly posed logistical challenges by affecting many of the volunteers involved in running the convention.

The full message:
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Conventions next weekend 12/28, 2012-1/1, 2013

By Shawn Scott Smith| December 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Conventions next weekend 12/28, 2012-1/1, 2013

Dec 28th-Jan 1st, 2013
Futurecon Markham, ON
Ikkicon Austin, TX

And Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to all our readers!!! Thanks so much! We will be back December 26th!

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