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Wizard Atlanta dates for December.

By Shawn Scott Smith| March 5, 2010 | Comments Off on Wizard Atlanta dates for December.


December 3-4-5, 2010

Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

New York, (March 4, 2010) – Gareb Shamus announced today that Atlanta Comic Con 2010 Wizard World Convention will take place this December 3-5, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

“Part of enhancing the fan experience in Atlanta is having the right venue. I know the fans will really enjoy themselves at the Cobb Galleria Centre,” said Wizard Entertainment CEO Gareb Shamus.

The previous Atlanta Comic Convention, founded in 1994 by 20-year comic veteran Wes Tillander, showcased comics, cards, prints, gaming artwork, videos, toys, manga, anime, statues, new artists, book signings and much more. Wizard will expand the show from a one-day format to a three-day weekend format, while many aspects of pop culture will continue to be represented. Atlanta Comic Con fans can expect a high-energy show with a festival atmosphere recognized and enjoyed by fans everywhere.
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Planet Comic Con news.

By Shawn Scott Smith| March 5, 2010 | Comments Off on Planet Comic Con news.

March 27-28, 2010
Planet Comicon, Kansas City, the largest pop culture and comic book convention
in this area, is approaching. The next Planet Comicon will be held at the Overland Park International Trade Center near 115th and Metcalf in Overland Park Kansas on March 27-28, 2010. The show is open on Saturday March 27 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday March 28 from 10am to 4pm. The exact address of the Overland Park International Trade Center, for those of you using a GPS device to find your way, is 6800 W 115th St, Overland Park, KS 66211. This is about 1/4 mile east of Metcalf on 115th Street and essentially just behind Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store and the former location of CompUSA.

See bottom of e-mail for ticket prices and information on purchasing tickets. Discount Advance tickets are available through March 21, 2010

It looks like this will be our largest Planet Comicon ever. We already have more than 80 creators and 7 media personalities attending the event. We expect more creators to be added as the show dates approach. Check the web-site for updates!

Media Guests

Lou Ferrigno — television’s original The Incredible Hulk, who also has had many other roles, including in 2009’s I Love You, Man.
Mira Furlan — Danielle Rousseau, the mysterious French woman, on Lost and Ambassador Delenn on Babylon 5
Helen Slater — Supergirl in the 1984 Supergirl movie, as well as many other roles including opposite Michael J. Fox in 1986’s The Secret of My Succe$s
PLUS — we have THREE of the voice actors from the new and popular Star Wars animated motion picture and television series — Star Wars: the Clone Wars.
Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka, the Jedi padawan. Ms Eckstein has also had roles in many other series
Tom Kane, the voice of Yoda. Mr. Kane has had dozens of voice roles. Check out the web-site and links found there for his many roles.
Matthew Wood, the voice of General Grievous, among other roles.

SPECIAL GUEST — We are very pleased this year to have a special guest – the first ROCK STAR to attend Planet Comicon
JANE WIEDLIN — Ms Wiedlin is one of the founding members of the rock group The Go-Go’s. She has also had roles in numerous films, including Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home, and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, as well as voicing roles in Batman: the Animated Series, King of the Hill, Scooby-Doo, and Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century. She is the creator of a new comic book, Lady Robotika, with art by Bongo’s Bill Morrison (who is also attending the show).
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Cant Stop The Serenity 2010

By Shawn Scott Smith| March 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

The annual June screenings for Can’t Stop The Serenity to benefit Equality Now are gearing up. There are currently only nine cities listed but if the past few years have shown us anything there will end up being over 50 screenings of the Big Damn Movie. All the details here .


Convention Look-in: Tonner Dolls

By Shawn Scott Smith| March 4, 2010 | Comments Off on Convention Look-in: Tonner Dolls

What: Convention for fans of Tonner Dolls.
When: May 20th-23rd, 2010
Where: Lombard, IL
Guests: Robert Tonner,
Registration: $349
Website: Tonner Doll


The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!” Screening At Anaheim Comic Con On Saturday, April 17

By Shawn Scott Smith| March 4, 2010 | Comments Off on The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!” Screening At Anaheim Comic Con On Saturday, April 17

From 7:00-8:00 P.M. PT With Creators, Writers And Executive Producers Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser

NEW YORK, NY (March 3, 2010) — From the warped minds of creators, writers and executive producers Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, comes the most reprehensible and most guilty-pleasure movie of all time…”The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!” The first animated film based on the “Drawn Together” series will be released by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, to be screened for the fans on Saturday, April 17 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. PT at Anaheim Comic Con.

“My family and I grew up with one of the co-creators, Dave Jeser, and have known him and his family since I was a teenager,” said Shamus, chairman and CEO, Wizard Entertainment. “Having Dave and Matt at our inaugural Anaheim Comic Con will be a treat both personally and professionally!”

“The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!” is bigger, badder and uncensored and certainly lives up to its tainted heritage and provides the audience with a not-so-healthy heaping of what everyone has come to know and secretly love from the show. Namely, copious amounts of drunken-revelry, taboo-busting and cartoon-on-cartoon violence.
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By Shawn Scott Smith| March 4, 2010 | Comments Off on CALABRESE ATTENDS PHOENIX COMICON

Rock Horror Band to Scare Up Music in Phoenix

Phoenix, Ariz.—Calabrese, the international horror rock band, will be
attending Phoenix Comicon.

Formed in 2003 the brothers Calabrese have quickly made their mark on
the world… bite marks to be exact. “We are a very lucky band, our fans
our amazing and I think selling our souls is really paying off,” said
Jimmy Calabrese, one of the band members.

“We have some great bands lining up to play at the Hyatt Regency, our
host hotel for our evening and nighttime programming,” said Matt
Solberg, Convention Director. “A lot of people don’t know how great
the music scene is going to be at Phoenix Comicon.”

The terrifying trio has supported bands live such as The Misfits,
Nekromatrix, and Tiger Army. Their sound is a mixture of rock horror
and punk, and no doubt will leave Phoenix Comicon guests begging for
more. Read more


Cardboard Con?

By Shawn Scott Smith| March 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

Joke or not, I’ve got to admit, it’s pretty brilliant. This Website has all the details on Atlanta’s very first Cardboard con.
I say even if it’s a joke, all you Atlanta kids should go anyway.


Convention Look-in: Anime Festival Wichita!

By Shawn Scott Smith| March 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Convention Look-in: Anime Festival Wichita!

Anime Festival Wichita
When: July 9th-11th, 2010
Where: Wichita, KS
Guests: Vic Mignonga, Colleen Clickenbeard, Travis Willingham, DJ Infam0us
Regist: 30 pre reg, 40 at the door.


Naka Kon 2010 photos.

By Shawn Scott Smith| March 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Naka Kon 2010 photos.

The Bean Works has this slideshow of the costumes at Nakakon.


Conventions this Weekend 3/5-3/7, 2010

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Conventions this Weekend 3/5-3/7, 2010

We’re heading out to Stellarcon this weekend. I can reccommend Marscon as I went the past two years(it’s a blast), and would love to go to Staple. Anyone else going to any of these?

March 5th-7th, 2010
Stellarcon High Point, NC
Anime Wasabi Denver, CO
Marscon Minneapolis, MN
Coastcon Biloxi, MS
Anime Fannatiku St. George, UT
Arkansas Anime Bentonville, AR
Creation Twilight Atlanta, GA
Potlatch Seattle, WA
Consonance San Fransico, CA
Furnal Equinox Toronto, ON
Metropolis Supercon Metropolis, IL
Staple Austin, TX


Horror Realm gets a nomination,

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Horror Realm gets a nomination,

Horror Realm™ receives Rondo nomination; announces more guests & events

Best Convention nominee adds Three’s Company alums to guest list

Pittsburgh, PA – February 27, 2010 – Horror Realm™, Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention, has been honored with a nomination for Best Convention of 2009 by the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. The Rondos are fan based, with nominations and votes coming from horror fans, pros and enthusiasts. The Classic Horror Film Board has been honoring excellence in the horror genre through the Rondos since 2002. Voting continues through April 3; ballots are available at

Horror Realm™ offers an eclectic guest lineup for horror fans, including the addition of:

Three’s Company cast members Priscilla Barnes and Joyce DeWitt. Barnes is best known to horror fans for her role in the 2005 Rob Zombie film, The Devil’s Rejects.
Gary Streiner, one of the ten original investors in the seminal horror film Night of the Living Dead. Streiner was also sound engineer for the film and founder of the Living Dead Festival.
Mike Gornick, who was director of photography for the George Romero films Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Knightriders and Creepshow. He also directed the film Creepshow II.
Terri Susan Smith was the lead female actress in the cult film Basket Case. Today, Terri is better known as gypsy artist Ahu Smith, who creates sacred healing Bowls of Empowerment.
Mark Tierno will make his first ever convention appearance at Horror Realm™. Tierno is a voice-over artist and comedian best known for his role as the zombie “Beef Treats” in the film Day of the Dead.
Monique Dupree, a scream queen, alternative model and singer with more than 50 films to her credit.
Mark Cray, an independent actor best known for roles in The Grindhouse Massacre and The Horror Convention Massacre.
Dawn of the Dead alums Sharon Ceccatti-Hill, Tony Buba and Joe Shelby.

A complete guest list including photos and bios can be found on the convention web site.
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Fan Film Saturday Steam Trek.

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Fan Film Saturday Steam Trek.

Reccomend to us at Connooga, we present Dsisterton’s Steam Trek!


Convention Look-in: Orycon 32

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 26, 2010 | Comments Off on Convention Look-in: Orycon 32

What: Science Fiction Fantasy Convention
When: Nov 12th-14th, 2010
Where: Portland, OR
Guests: P.L. Elrod, Sharyn November, Chad Savage,
Registration 35 now, up steadily until at the door of 60.
Website: Orycon 32


Convention Look-In: Jemcon

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 26, 2010 | Comments Off on Convention Look-In: Jemcon

What: Convention for fans of Jem
When: Sept 24th-26th,
Where Manchester, NH
Guests: Samantha Newark, Michael Charles Hill,
Registration 20-80 with our without souvenirs.
Website Jemcon


Polish Your Armor, Felicia Day is Coming to the Phoenix Comicon

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 25, 2010 | Comments Off on Polish Your Armor, Felicia Day is Coming to the Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix, AZ – Felicia Day, the multi-talented actress, director, writer and producer best known for her online sitcom, The Guild, is going to be attending the 2010 Phoenix Comicon. The Guild is a wildly popular series, created and written by Day, about characters who are immersed in an online multiplayer game, such as World of Warcraft, but generic enough for anybody familiar with gaming to find humor in.

“Felicia Day tapped into of a generation of gamers,” said Convention Director Matt Solberg, “and found comedy everyone can relate to.” Cyd Sherman, known online as Codex, is Day’s Character on The Guild. She is a member of a socially awkward online gaming group that spends many hours a day playing the World of Warcraft-esque game.

In an instance of life imitating art imitating life, The Guild has been touted as one of the web TV world’s best shows.

“Felicia Day is the embodiment of what new media has to offer someone with real talent,” said Convention Communications Manager Kate Davids.

Although The Guild is her most popular project, Day has an impressive list of sci-fi credentials. On the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Day played the role of Violet, a reoccurring character who is an ally of Buffy’s. She also has a part in the critically acclaimed internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, playing opposite Neil Patrick Harris as Penny, his love interest.
More info can be found at Phoenix Comicon’s , website

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, downtown Phoenix.


Meet the final Five.

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Meet the final Five.

Battlestar Galactica’s Final Five Cylons
Make their first joint appearance at
Chicago Comic Con 2010

Their First Frak’n Appearance Ever Together

New York, NY (February 24, 2010) – In the end there were only five. The final five Cylons of Battlestar Galactica were humanity’s last hope to find Earth. We got ‘em. They’ll all be in Chicago.

There were a total of 13 Cylons over the course of the BSG series, but it’s the final five that created the suspense and revelations fans love.

Aaron Douglas as Chief Tyrell
Michael Hogan as Colonel Sol Tygh
Rekha Sharma as Tory Foster
Michael Trucco as Samuel Anders
Kate Vernon as Ellen Tygh

This is the first time the final five Cylons have ever appeared together at a convention.
“I’m so excited to see all my BSG fans in Chicago. It will be so much fun to get together with the rest of the crew. We’ve never all done a show together before and never as the five Cylons. This may be downright historic,” said Vernon.

The Final Five will be available for photographs and autographs all weekend long! Chicago Comic Con is a major regional pop-culture festival celebrating comics, movies, TV, video games, anime, manga, toys, collectibles and so much more.
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Connooga Videos.

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Connooga Videos.

Some of our videos from Connooga this weekend.


1975 Star Trek con footage

By Petrea Mitchell| February 24, 2010 | Comments Off on 1975 Star Trek con footage

In 1975, a Chicago Star Trek convention drew 14,000 fans, including a man named Richard Portnoy who shot this 8mm footage of the actors as they were introduced at opening ceremonies.

(Hat tip to Isaac Alexander.)

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