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Mysticon nabs a doctor.

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 13, 2012 | Comments Off

MystiCon returns for 2013 and is bigger and better than ever! Boasting over 100 guests and expanded programming, MystiCon has something for everyone! Our Media GOH for 2013 is SYLVESTER MCCOY, the 7th Doctor from the “Doctor Who” BBC television series and Radagast in the upcoming “Hobbit” films. Our Author GOH is Orson Scott Card, the writer of the Hugo and Nebula award winning novels “Ender’s Game” and “Speaker for the Dead”. MystiCon’s first ever YA Writer is Tom Angleberger, author of “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie” and “Darth Paper Strikes Back”. The MystiCon Artist GOH is none other than Larry Elmore, an award winning fantasy illustrator for TSR “Dungeons and Dragons” and TOR books. Steve Long, gaming developer and owner of Hero Games, is the MystiCon gaming GOH for 2013. We have three special musical guests performing at the convention: goth/dark-wave band Bella Morte, Chicago-based industrial dance band The Gothsicles, and nerdcore comedian-musician Devo Spice. Star City Mystery Dinner Theater will be hosting another whodunnit at MystiCon and Consortium 499 will be providing original musical scores for screenings of silent-film classics “Nosferatu” and “Le Voyage Dans La Lune”. MystiCon offers LARPing, Gaming, Vendors, an Indie Film Festival, Masquerade, Artist Alley, Dance Party, Wrestlers and more! Beat the Winter Blahs! Come to MystiCon in Roanoke, VA February 22-24, 2013 and join in the fun! MystiCon…a convention by the fans for the fans!! Visit Mysticon for more details. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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Two new guests for Momocon

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 13, 2012 | Comments Off

From their email blast.

MomoCon Welcomes Jennifer Hale!

The female Commander Shepard joins Mark Meer (male Shepare) for MomoCon 2013!  Jennifer Hale is a prolific voice actor, whose credits include Mass Effect, Wolverine and the X-Men, Spiderman the Animated Series, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Metroid Prime, Metal Gear Solid and a bunch more!

Martial Arts Master Sifu Kisu!

Sifu Kisu, creator of “bending” from Avatar and Legend of Korra will be at MomoCon 2013!  Sifu Kisu is the fighting instructor and consultant for both Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, who used real martial arts techniques to aide animators in creating the styles used in both series!

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A dragoncon music parody.

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 13, 2012 | Comments Off

For those who wish they were at the con all year long.

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30 2013 conventions for you!!!!

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 12, 2012 | Comments Off

Jan 4th-6th, 2013
Sac Anime Sacremento, CA

March 8th-10th, 2013
Monster Mania Cherry Hill, NJ

June 14th-17th, 2013
Mizucon Miami, FL

June 27th-29th, 2013
LeakyCon Portland, OR

July 5th-7th, 2013
Everfree NW Seattle, WA

July 12th-14th, 2013
Sweet Apple Con Nashville, TN

July 25th-28th, 2013
Pulpfest Columbus, OH

Aug 2nd-4th, 2013
Furcon Denver, CO
Space City Houston, TX

Aug 9th-11th, 2013
Coppercon Mesa, AZ
Nagucon Helena, MT
Spocon Spokane. WA
When Worlds Collide Calgary, AB

Aug 16th-18th, 2013
Anime Revolution Vancouver, BC
San Japan San Antonio, TX
Gencon Indianapolis, IN
Monster Mania Cherry Hill, NJ
Motaku Kansas City, MO

Aug 23rd-25th, 2013
Bubonicon Alberquerqe, NM
Fan Expo Canada Toronto, ON

Aug 29th-Sept 3rd, 2013
Celestialcon Fremont, CA
Kumoricon , Portland, OR
Memphit Furmeet, Memphis, TN
Metacon Bloomington, MN
TCEP Laurel, MD

Sept 6th-8th, 2013
Baltimore Comic Con Baltimore, MD

Sept 21st-23rd, 2013
Camp Anime Woodstock, CT

Sept 25th-27th, 2013
Monster Mania Hunt Valley, MD

Oct 24th-27th, 2013
Gamefest Chattanooga, TN

Nov 8th-10th, 2013
Animaine Portland, ME

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Conventions next Weekend Nov 16th-18th, 2012

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 11, 2012 | Comments Off

We will be set up in artist alley at the NC Comiccon next weekend. What shows are you attending?

Nov 16th-18th, 2012
Arkansas Anime Festival Bentonville, AR
Atlanta South Comic McDonough, GA
Board Game Geek Dallas, TX
Chibi Pa West Palm Beach, FL
Collectors Showcase Morristown, TN
Creation Star Trek San Fransico, CA
DaishoconWisconsin Dells, Wi
Days of The DeadShaumburg, IL
Gobble-con Stamford, CT
Midwest Furfest Rosemont, IL
Genrecon Guelph, ON
Naru2u Ottawa, ON
NC Comiccon Durham, NC
Nerdacon Columbus, GA
Pure Spec Fest Edmonton, AB
Rennigers Mount Dora, FL
Shadocon Tampa, FL
Southern Pinball Festival Orlando, FL
Sugiocon Ft. Mitchell, KY
Super Megafest Framingham, MA
Toy And Hobby Show Greensboro, NC

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Bruce Campbell at Wizard World

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 10, 2012 | Comments Off

 

‘Burn’ This: All Hail Bruce Campbell At
Portland Comic Con in February

The first Wizard World show of 2013 will feature one its most charismatic guests when Bruce Campbell visits the inaugural Portland Comic Con on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Whether you know him as “Ash” from The Evil Dead or Army of Darkness, “Sam Axe” in the current USA Network TV hit “Burn Notice,” or any of his 100 or so roles in between, the magnetic Campbell is a must-see, especially his super-charged, over-the-top interactive panel.

Meet the popular star at the Oregon Convetion Center! Read more

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14 2013 dates!

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 8, 2012 | Comments Off

March 1st-3rd, 2013
Anime FannatikuSt. George, UT

July 12th-15th, 2013
Mythcon East Lansing, MI

July 26th-28th, 2013
Game Warp Show Orlando, Florida
Osfest Omaha, NE

Aug 1st-4th, 2013
Costume College Woodland Hills, CA
Diversicon St. Paul, MN
GoDaikocon Troy, MI
Starfleet Intl Dallas, TX
Shore Leave Hunt Valley, MD
Stocktoncon Stockton, CA

Sept 20th-23rd, 2013
Wizard World Columbus, OH

Oct 11th-13th, 2013
Anime Banzai Layton, UT

Nov 22nd-24th, 2013
Wizard World Austin, TX

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Greg Capullo, Neal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver, Ron Garney Among Top Comics Creators To Attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 7, 2012 | Comments Off

Greg Horn, Phil Jimenez, Michael Golden, Jesus Saiz, David Mack, Arthur Suydam Also Featured At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, November 6, 2012 – Superstar artists Greg Capullo(“Batman,” “Spawn”), Neal Adams (“Green Lantern,” “X-Men”), Ethan Van Sciver(“Action Comics,” “Flash”) and Ron Garney (“Ultimate Captain America,” “Wolverine”) are a few of the nearly 150 top comics creators scheduled to attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  The top-flight Artist Alley complements a strong celebrity roster which includes comics legend Stan Lee and seven members of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) cast, headed by Sir Patrick Stewart.

Other well-known artists at New Orleans Comic Con include Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Wonder Woman”), Phil Jimenez (“Captain America Corps,” “Fairest”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Star Wars”), Jesus Saiz (“Resurrection Man,” “Birds of Prey”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”) and Marvel “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”).  Some of the top local Louisiana talent will also be on display, with New Orleans’ Kody Chamberlain (“Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story,” “30 Days of Night”) and Lafayette’s Rob Guillory (“Chew”) atop the list.

Eisner Award winners attending New Orleans Comic Con are Garney, Guillory, Lee (Hall of Fame), Adams (Hall of Fame) Read more

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Carnage Moves to Killington

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 6, 2012 | Comments Off

The following comes from the http://www.carnagecon.com website.

Welcome to Killington, Vermont. Photo by jimmywayne.

Welcome to Killington, Vermont. Photo by jimmywayne.

In 2013, Carnage is moving! Ascend to new heights of tabletop gaming excellence with Carnage as Vermont’s tabletop game convention returns to the slopes of the Green Mountains. Join us at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel in Killington, Vermont from November 8th through the 10th in 2013.

With 200 guest rooms in the main building alone, the Killington Grand has more than enough space for all who wish to stay on site to do so, with options including kitchenettes. Further lodging options can be found in the immediate neighborhood. Those seeking sustenance to fuel their gaming activities will find a plethora of choices within and without the confines of the resort.

Contact the Killington Grand directly for room and reservation information.

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Conventions next weekend 11/8-11/11, 2012

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 4, 2012 | Comments Off

Nov 8th-11th, 2012
Anime Blast Chattanooga, TN
Anime Kaigi Flagstaff, AZ
Anime Usa Arlington, VA
Anime Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Anthocon Portsmouth, NH
Bakuretsu COn Colchester, VT
Comicconway Conway, AR
Coast City Con Portland, ME
Faeriecon Baltimore, MD
Hamacon Mini Huntsville, Al
Illuxcon Altoona, PA
Izumicon Oklahoma City, OK
Lebowski Fest Chicago, IL
Mepacon Clarks Summit, PA
Memphis Comic Con Memphis, TN
Millenniumcon Round Rock, TX
Noircon Philadelphia, PA
Oafcon Oklahoma City, OK
Omegacon Siren, WI
Nuke The Fridge City of Industry, CA
Pacific Media Los Angeles, CA
Pentacon Ft.
Wayne, IN
Philcon Cherry Hill, NJ
SFContario Toronto, ON
Tuscon Tuscon, AZ
Windycon Lombard, IL

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Philcon is still on!

By Petrea Mitchell| November 3, 2012 | Comments Off

Philcon is scheduled for November 9-11 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, one of the states hardest-hit by Superstorm Sandy. Multiple sources have confirmed that the convention is still a go, and the programming schedule is being finalized as you read this. Panelists should expect to get their schedules this weekend. Everyone should plan to show up and enjoy their regular convention.

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*MAGFEST* RELEASES THE FULL MUSICAL LINEUP FOR ITS JANUARY 2013 EVENT

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 2, 2012 | Comments Off

MUSICAL PERFORMER ANNOUNCEMENT

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HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL OCTOBER 31ST, 2012, 2PM EASTERN
*Washington DC, VA, MD – October 31st, 2012* – MAGFest, the Music
And Gaming Festival has strived since 2002 to create the very best
lineup of musicians, combining the incomparable enthusiasm of the
video game music community and game industry greats on hand to perform
live in front of thousands of fans. Over a decade, over 50 different
bands and artists have taken the stage at our festival.

*MAGFest 11* will celebrate the 10th anniversary with our best music
lineup yet!

On January 3rd -6th, 2013, almost 40 music acts will take part in the
festivities and put on the greatest show in the world, featuring music
from your favorite video games taken to unimaginable places.
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Gallifrey 2013 sold out.

By Shawn Scott Smith| November 1, 2012 | Comments Off

Gallifrey One the annual Doctor Who convention in California scheduled for Feb 15th=17th, 2013 has sold out if passes. The organizers can now focus entirely on making the convention as good as possible. Congrats to the staff and volunteers of the convention.

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Will the Disney Purchase of Star Wars affect future Celebrations?

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 31, 2012 | Comments Off

By now, you’ve read the news that Disney has bought Lucasfilm and with it Star Wars. For our website its all about how it effects the conventions.
I’m wondering how long ago this Disney purchase of Lucasfilm has been in the works? One tends to lean to the fact that the past two Celebrations were both held in the Orlando area as evidence to the fact that it’s been a while. What does this mean for future Celebrations? Does the West Coast and Anaheim get a celebration?
Will Disney parks get involved?
Will Star Wars have a presence at the next D23 Expo?
How will Disney handle the 501st and other fan and charity groups?
It’s going to be an interesting time to be a Star Wars fan as Disney won’t sit on the property. We will keep you up to date once we hear anything about the sales impact on future conventions.

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9 cons added!

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 30, 2012 | Comments Off

Feb 1st-3rd, 2013
Days of the Dead Atlanta, GA

March 29th-31st, 2013
Wondercon Anaheim, CA

May 17th-19th, 2013
Texicon Ft. Worth, TX

June 21st-23rd, 2013
4th St. Fantasy Bloomington, MN

July 4th to 7th, 2013
Anthrocon Pittsburgh, PA

July 12th-14th, 2013
Readercon Burlington, MA
Delta H Con Houston, TX

July 18th-21st, 2013
Comic-Con Intl San Diego, CA

July 26th-28th, 2013
Faerie Worlds Eugene, OR

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Conventions next weekend 11/1-11/4, 2012

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 27, 2012 | Comments Off

Nov 1st-4th, 2012
Anime Nebraskon Lincoln, NE
Bottoscon Surrey, BC
Cape Kimono Quebec, QB
CarnageFairlee, VT
Con-vulution Burligame, CA
Creation Grand Slam Los Angeles, CA
Darkon Tulsa, OK
Emerald City Steampunk Witchita, KS
Euro Quest Pikesville, MD
Fandom Fest Birmingham, AL
Hammercon Hamilton, ON
Houston Arcade Houston, TX
Hurricane Who Orlando, Fl
Iowa Icon Cedar Rapids, IA
King Con Brooklyn, NY
Long Beach Comic Con Long Beach, CA
Mace High Point, NC
Metatopia Morristown, NJ
Nekocon Hampton, VA
Chicago Entertainment Expo Bridgeview, IL
Orycon 34, Portland, OR
Rhode Island Comic Providence, RI
Tarzan Centennial Bridgewater, VA
Ubercon Edison, NJ
Vegas Valley Book Festival Las Vegas, NV
World Fantasy Toronto, ON
Youmacon Detroit, MI

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Misti-con named,

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 25, 2012 | Comments Off

MISTI-Con, May 9-13 2013 in Laconia, NH at the Margate Resort.
http://misti-con.org/index.html

Registration $150 until February 15, 2013.  $175 until April 30th   FAQ.

The Group That Shall Not Be Named (HP-NYC), in cooperation with Ray “The Dark Lord Bartender” Smith and the Margate Hotel, Laconia, New Hampshire, are thrilled to announce a new Harry Potter fan convention to be held in May of 2013 called MISTI-Con. Designed to fill the need for smaller, more intimate HP conventions, MISTI-Con will transform the Margate into an immersive magic experience.

The Ministry has suffered great losses after the last wizarding war, and needs new bright individuals to work in its halls. A special project was launched to set up various training centers around the world, including one in a stunning beach resort in Laconia, New Hampshire. As applicants participate in the various training sessions, including academic presentations, combat skills, group discussions and panels, they have the opportunity to be hired on to work in any of the extensive departments in the Ministry. Being that this is a time of growth and renewal, the arts and creative endeavors of our magical citizenry will also be on display, with galleries of art, readings of fiction, and musical performances.  Read more

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ALIENS TO ZOMBIES CONVENTION RETURNS OCT. 29-30

By Shawn Scott Smith| October 25, 2012 | Comments Off

Hollywood, CA (October 23, 2012) _ Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Aliens to Zombies Convention, to be held at the W Hotel in Hollywood on Oct. 29 and 30. Complete program is online at www.alienstozombies.com.

The event features panels, a costume party judged by the cast of SyFy’s “Monster Man,” the Aliens to Zombies Film Festival and celebrity merchandise signers examining everything from A to Z in the pop culture world of science fiction, horror and the post-apocalyptic. Read more

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