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Cosplay Thursday: Ventain

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 5, 2008 | Comments Off

Mostly Final Fantasy and anime costumes. Good Job! below is a short video and here is her cosplay website


Tsubasacon to host maid cafe.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 5, 2008 | Comments Off

in Huntington, West Virginia in cooperation with, announces plans to host the Neko Maid Café during its anime and manga convention scheduled for the last weekend of September at the Big Sandy Supercenter Arena. Tsubasacon also announces that it will offer cash prizes to winners of its costume contest.


Scream Fest Press Release.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 4, 2008 | Comments Off

Spooky Empire’s Scream Fest is back on October 17-19, with its best line up so far. The location is once again the Wyndham Orlando Resort Drive.
Guest include Malcolm McDowell, most well known as the star of the cult film “Clockwork Orange” as well as “Doomsday”, “Heroes”, “Entourage”, and Rob Zombie’s “Halloween”. Also from Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Daeg Faerch (Young Michael Myers) will be appearing. From the “Saw” series, Shawnee Smith and J Larose will be in attendance. Come and meet The Tall Man himself, Angus Scrimm, from the “Phantasm” series, Ken Kirzinger (Jason) from “Freddy vs Jason”, and the legendary Ricou Browning, “Creature from the Black Lagoon”, the last living Universal Monster. From the original “Halloween”, John Michael Graham. Newer to the convention circuit this year are Jason Mewes (“Clerks”, “Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back”) and Missi Pyle (“Charlie & The Chocolate Factory” and “Heroes”).
Don’t forget the 30th Anniversary Reunion of “Dawn of the Dead” featuring George Romero and the cast of the original film – Ken Foree, David Emge, Gaylen Ross, Scott Reiniger, and Mike Christopher.
Advance tickets are on sale now, including VIP passes. Prices are $40 for a full weekend pass, $25 for one day, and VIP passes will be $175. For more details on VIP passes be sure to visit our


Witness the A-kon Challenge

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 4, 2008 | Comments Off

cosplayrecord.jpgVideo game site kotaku has a report up from A-kon’s World Record setting “people dressed as video game characthers” event.


Jumpcon already canceling events?

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 4, 2008 | Comments Off

We already mentioned how we thought Jumpcon was a little ‘ambitious’ in its planning of so many conventions in its first year. We hate to say we were probably right as the conventions for Coralville, IA and Richmond, VA now says changing location with no current city listed. Thats two down. How many cons do you think Jumpcon will actually pull off? We wish them the best but are concerned they are trying for too much. I live about a mile from where the Coraville con was supposed to be. The hotel is beautiful and great for conventions. Both Anime Iowa and ICON reside there currently. Also being a mile from the con and running this site you’d think I would have seen a flyer for the show by now. Right now I have to question Jumpcon’s reliabilty to pull any of these shows off. Guess we will find out in July.Jumpcon Dates that might happen?


EXPcon gets a new website.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 4, 2008 | Comments Off

ExpCon the Anime-Gamer Experience, Oct 17th-19th in St Augustine, Fl has passed along word that they have a new website.


Convergence’s Harmonic Convergence.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 3, 2008 | Comments Off

CONvergence’s acoustic venue Harmonic Convergence is back, once again featuring a mix of music, comedy and spoken word performances. Scheduled to appear in Harmonic CONvergence in 2008:


8-9: Mark Time
9-10:30: Reve du Faun
11-12: Misplaced
< Friday noon-1: Mark Time 1-2: Icebox Radio Theater 2-3: Graham Leathers 3-4: Riverfolk 4:30-5:30: Feng Shui Ninjas 5:30-6:30: Damian Sheridan 7-8: Beth Kinderman 8:30-9:30: Shannon Grady 10-11:30: Triple Depresso 12-1: The Dregs Saturday noon-1: Mark Time 1-2: Icebox Radio Theater 2-3: Bramblebush 3-4: Scott Keever 4-5: Adam Stemple 5:30-7: 3 Pints Gone 7-9:30: Closed for Masqerade 9:30-10:30: Gabriel El Gato’s Dance Extravaganza 10:30-11:30: Villification Tennis 12-1: Reve du Faun Sunday noon-1: Mark Time 1-2: Luke Ski 2:30-3:30: Possible Oscar 4-5: Watchtower Society Feng Shui Ninja’s? count me in.


Conventions this Weekend 6/6-6/8, 2008

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 2, 2008 | Comments Off

St Louis Comic Cookout St. Louis, MO (Comic relaxacon)

Hollywood Movie and Memoribilia Expo Niles, OH (Media)

SoonerconOklahoma City, OK (Sf/Fantasy)

Olympia Comics Festival Olympia, WA (Comics) Sat only

Mocca New York, NY (Comics Arts)

Big Apple Con New York, NY (Comics/Media)

Creation/Supernatural Dallas, TX (Supernatural)

OMG CoN 3 Paducah, KY (Anime)

Otaku Omaha Omaha, NE (Anime)

Sf Summer ConAtlanta, GA (SF/Media)

Trek Expo Tulsa, OK (Sf/Media)

Knoxcon Gambier, OH (Anime)


Balticon videos.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 2, 2008 | Comments Off

Stranger Things Promo/Announcement from Balticon 42.

balticon masquerade in four parts. video by garnete wolfe

Gail Martin again at a convention.


Wizard World Chicago adds J-POP

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 2, 2008 | Comments Off

wizardworld_2003_8537709.gifJAPAN’S ORESKABAND TO PERFORM AT WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO at 6pm Friday June 27th



By Shawn Scott Smith| June 1, 2008 | Comments Off

Marcon cosplay Sneek Peek by ztrooper.

Tom Smith Performs if i had a shoggoth.

Marcon masquerade grand prize winner.


Animazement Videos.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 1, 2008 | Comments Off

Cosplay video by JDLegends

Fire at a con not a fun thing. especially at 600 am

video slideshow by sulhadane


Wizard World Philly Panel updates.

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 31, 2008 | Comments Off

f_action868.jpgAs usual Newsarama has great coverage of Wizard World Philly on their main page.


Florida Supercon Videos!

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 31, 2008 | Comments Off

Snake Eyes Cosplay video by gpx gaming

A music video by hikaricosplay team. mostly of them.

Harry Potter q and a video by hermyg13

Peelander-Z video by akitsu2005


bored? Follow our vacation.

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 22, 2008 | Comments Off

we are back. updates to resume soon. thanks for your patience.

So we are off on a much needed vacation. We are heading out tommorow by train from St. Paul to Glacier, MT. Spend two days there and then off to Seattle. Ill be posting through Twitter when possible and Con-news daily updates will return on June 1st. Thank you all for reading Con-News! It means a lot!


Cons Next Weekend 5/30-6/1, 2008

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 22, 2008 | Comments Off

We are leaving for a much needed vacation until June 1st but we didn’t want the conventions that happen next week to miss their time in our minor spotlight so here they are, all the cons happening next week.

Wizard World Philly Philadelphia, PA (Comics)

Wrath of Con Panama City, FL (Sf/Media)

Joelanta Atlanta, GA (G.I. Joe)

A-kon Dallas, TX (Anime)

ConCarolinas Charlotte, NC (Sf/Fantasy)

Diecon 8Collinsville, IL (Gaming )

Arisia Relaxacon Cape Cod, MA (Relaxacon)


Wizard World Chicago adds a Heroes villian.

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 21, 2008 | Comments Off

The Reaper And Heroes Actress Will Be On Hand To Meet And Greet Her Fans
during this years Wizard World Chicago. She Joins comics master Warren Ellis as Guests of Honor.


Motor City Comic Con

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 21, 2008 | Comments Off

Star Wars Parade. video by hathsgorg

Spout videos interviews Rocky Horror Fans.

Slideshow by theconman2000

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