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Conventions this weekend 6/4-6/6, 2010

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

Another big weekend in Convention land this weekend as we are going to Heroescon on Friday followed by Concarolinas for the rest of the weekend. What are you attending this weekend?

June 4th-6th, 2010
ConCarolinas/Deepsouthcon Charlotte, NC
Heroescon Charlotte, NC
HamaconHuntsville, AL
Toronto Comiccon Toronto, ON
Con Bravo Oakville, ON
A-kon Dallas, TX
Califur Irvine, CA
Crypticon Seattle, WA
Diecon Collinsville, IL
Soonercon Oklahoma, OK
Anime Kaigi Flagstaff, AZ
Rapier Jacksonville, FL
Hypericon Nashville, TN
Colossalcon Sandusky, OH
ConComCON Seattle, WA
Kogani Video Game Roanoke, VA

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Our First Winner!

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 29, 2010 | 1 Comment


Our first winner is Sarah Robinson! She picked her favorite convention as Anime Banzai so I assume she lives in or near Utah. We still have 9 more copies of the blu ray to Give Away

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Fan Film Saturday.

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 29, 2010 | Comments Off

As we continue to celebrate Dragon Ball Z week here how bout this fan film from France?

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Adventurecon!

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 28, 2010 | Comments Off


We are leaving early in the morning to go to Adventurecon. Im excited to hear Billy Dee Williams q and a, and see the sights of yet another convention. When we return late Saturday night we will post the first winner of our current and now blu ray better Dragon Ball Z contest Remember. We’ve got ten to give away so keep those fingers crossed.

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Convention Look In: Midwest Furfest

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 28, 2010 | Comments Off

Midwest Furfest
What: Anthromorphics Convention
When: Nov 19th-21st, 2010
Where:Hyatt Regency, Rosemont, IL
Registration: $30 Before Sept. $40 afterwards.
Website: Midwest Furfest

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New Cons in the Calendar

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 28, 2010 | Comments Off

Aug 13th-15th, 2010
Anime DetroitTroy, MI
Delta H Con Houston, TX

Oct 8th-10th, 2010
Motaku Kansas City, MO

Nov 26th-28th, 2010
Sorcerercon San Jose, CA

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Anime Expo announces Japanese voice actresses Yui Horie and Eri Kitamura

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 28, 2010 | Comments Off


Anaheim, CA – May 26, 2010 – Anime Expo® is pleased to announce today that Japanese voice actresses Yui Horie and Eri Kitamura will be official Guests of Honor at its July convention. Anime Expo, North America’s largest anime and manga convention, is scheduled for July 1 – 4, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Yui Horie and Eri Kitamura will participate in attendee panels, meet-and-greets and autograph sessions.
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Cosplay Thursday: Dragon Ball Family.

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 27, 2010 | Comments Off

As we celebrate Dragon Ball Z Kai this week I had to choose a Dragon Ball Family for cosplay thursday. Very cool. Remember to enter our contest to win some DVDS

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Adventurecon is this weekend!

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 27, 2010 | Comments Off

ADVENTURECON IS FINALLY HERE!
MORE GUESTS, EVENTS & DEALERS LIST UPDATED!

MAY 27, 2010
AdventureCon is proud to announce the addition of PARIS THEMMAN ( Mike Teevee from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and special Magical Performance at 12pm on Sunday by Pigeon Forge’s Wonders of Magic star TERRY EVANS WOOD. Also meet,the Director and Writer of the upcoming horror film THE BRIDE OF DIABLO CANYON, D.H. Scott as well as on of the stars of the film BROOKE SIFFRINN. Artist SHAWN HARBIN (writer & artist for the Dungeon Comic) will be on hand for the weekend as well. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

We are also excited to announce the addition of the BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN. The car was a central character throughout the famous Back To The Futures movie trilogy, used by the character Dr. Emmett Brown. Brown’s rationale for choosing the DeLorean was stated in the first film: The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?”
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Win one of ten copies of Dragon Ball Z Kai on Bluray!

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 27, 2010 | 193 Comments


UPDATE: 2 Contest is now closed. We have our winners. Thanks for playing and reading con-news.com
Update: As you can tell from the header, Funimation actually sent us the more expensive Blu-rays to give out so thats what we will be mailing to the winners.
To celebrate Dragon Ball Z Kai week here, courtesy of our friends at Funimation we’ve got ten copies of Dragonball Z Kai to give away. The first volume contains the first 13 episodes of the legendary series. How do you win? Well you need to answer the survey questions posted after the break, provide a valid email address, and cross your fingers. We will pick one lucky winner each day starting on May 29th up until June 7th, 2010 for a total of ten winners! Before you hit the jump and get to the survey, we’d like to thank Funimation for partnering with us on this promotion. O.k. GO FOR IT!
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Dance!

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 26, 2010 | Comments Off

From a past Imagicon, this brightens my day.

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Star Wars at Walt Disney World

By Petrea Mitchell| May 26, 2010 | Comments Off

MiceAge has a look at the start of this year’s Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Walt Disney World). Go and have a look, if only to see the photo of Darth Vader doing a Michael Jackson tribute…

Upcoming dates and guests are:

May 28-30: Matthew Wood (General Grievous, sound editor), Lorne Peterson (model-maker), Tom Kane (Yoda and narrator in The Clone Wars)

June 4-6: Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Ray Park (Darth Maul), Dave Filoni (supervising director, The Clone Wars)

June 11-13: Ray Park, Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan and Plo Koon in The Clone Wars)

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QC Anime-zing announces at-con rates

By Petrea Mitchell| May 26, 2010 | Comments Off

Bettendorf, IA – May 25, 2010 – QC Anime-zing!, the first anime
convention on the Iowa/Illinois border, is excited to announce at-con
registration discounts for single-day registrations for their June
18-20, 2010 convention. The biggest part of the announcement includes
the addition of single-day registrations. Friday costs $25, Saturday is
$35, and Sunday is only $15. Full weekend registration is $50 at the door.
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Dragon Ball Z Kai Week starts Thursday!

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

Coming Thursday to con-news is Dragon Ball Z Kai week, brought to you by Funimation. Stop by starting on Thursday May 27th for your chance to win a dvd of Dragon Ball Z Kai and more as we celebrate Dragon Ball Z Kai here at con-news.com.

The Legendary Z Reborn! Dragon Ball Z Kai Part One Available NOW on DVD & Blu-ray
Dragonball Z Kai

Legal/copyright info:
Dragonball Z ©Bird Studio/Shueisha, Toei Animation. Film©2009 Toei Animation Co., Ltd. Licensed by FUNimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and all logos, character names and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of SHUEISHA, INC.

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CONvergence news.

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

Received a lot of news in an email from CONvergence today, which you can see below. Really if you live in the midwest, you have no excuse not to attend this show.
Below is from email.
Hello from your friends at CONvergence, an annual convention for fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy in all media, held each July.

CONvergence 2010 will be held July 1-4, 2010, when our theme will be a celebration of the great VILLAINS of Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

Learn more about our 2010 Guests of Honor at http://www.convergence-con.org/guests/guests.php.
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Stop back later today.

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 25, 2010 | Comments Off


Stop back later today for something awesome from Funimation and Dragonball Z

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Two press releases from Phoenix Comic Con

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 25, 2010 | Comments Off

Actress Emma Caulfield will be at Phoenix Comicon, Sunday, May 30th 2010.
PHOENIX, AZ MAY 18TH 2010: Actress Emma Caulfield will be appearing at Phoenix Comicon later this month, joining editor Christian Beranek for a talk about Emma’s Contropussy webcomic and then speaking at a Q&A session where the floor will be open for questions about all of her work. Emma Caufield is best known for her role as Anya, on the critically acclaimed hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
“I absolutely loved her in Buffy,” said Jared Arthur, Phoenix Comicon’s Operations Director.
After spending time on TV, Emma landed the starring role as “Caitlin Green” in the Revolution Studios thriller Darkness Falls. Caulfield then went on to produce and star in the film Bandwagon. Some of Caulfield’s other work includes numerous television movies and the short film Hollow, an official selection in over 30 festival. She won the best actress award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and the Sydney International Film Festival (A Night of Horrors). Most recently Caulfield starred in the romantic comedy/sci-fi hybrid film Timer. Emma has also re-teamed with Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) recurring on her new television series Gigantic.
“Emma is great, so many fans will be very excited she’s coming!” said Convention Center Director Matt Solberg. Read more

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Patrick Stewart goes to Philly.

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 24, 2010 | Comments Off


It’s A Star Trek Celebration…
Legendary Actor Patrick Stewart To Join Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Famed Star of Star Trek, X-Men Franchises To Sign Autographs and Speak Saturday & Sunday, June 12th& 13th!

NEW YORK, May 24, 2010 – Patrick Stewart, known to legions of fans as “Professor Charles Xavier” in the X-Men film series and “Captain Jean-Luc Picard” on the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” will attend the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 11-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, it was confirmed today by Wizard CEO Gareb Shamus.

The Emmy-nominated actor, who has performed in more than 100 television and film roles, is one of several actors to appear in all three “X-Men” films: X-Men (2000), X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). His role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, which started on Next Generation, placed him in four Star Trek films: Generations (1994) First Contact (1996), Insurrection (1998) and Nemesis (2002). He also served as the voice of numerous animated characters in movies like Chicken Little and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, as well as popular TV shows such as “Family Guy” and “American Dad.”

“Patrick Stewart is an international movie, TV and stage icon, and just his presence shows our commitment to the fans and the city of Philadelphia.” said Shamus. “With his addition to our already star-studded guest lineup, this makes Philadelphia the largest Star Trek celebration in the country, and will push the Philadelphia Comic Con to the forefront of the industry.”

Stewart, who is scheduled to appear both Saturday and Sunday, will meet fans and sign autographs at the event. He and the Wizard World team are currently planning programming panels, which will be announced shortly. Check back at www.wizardworld.com for further updates. Read more

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