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Two cancellations for Red Dwarf

By Petrea Mitchell| June 10, 2010 | Comments Off

Two Red Dwarf conventions that were supposed to be held in July have been cancelled. Better Than Life insinuates that it was unable to go forward due to rights issues, but Dimension Jump, the official convention of the Red Dwarf fan club, says here that it had to postpone due to a lack of interest.

Dimension Jump’s new dates are April 8th-10th, 2011. Will it fare any better then? Well, grumbles this fan, maybe if that darned movie could finally get made…

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Cons, Cons, Cons,

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 9, 2010 | Comments Off

Reader Murray Moore sent me the convention below for the calendar, and I added some new 2011 dates as well.

Nov 19th-21st, 2010
SFContario Toronto, ON

Feb 25th-27th, 2011
Anachrocon Atlanta, GA

March 11th-13th, 2010
Epiccon Va Beach, VA

April 1st-3rd, 2011
Anime Detour Bloomington, MN

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STAN LEE TO BE “SPOTLIGHT” GUEST OF HONOR AT NYCC

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 9, 2010 | Comments Off

Lee is First (and Only!) “Spotlight” Guest of Honor at 2010 Show!!

Registration and Ticket Sales for NYCC Are “Live” on Web Site

Norwalk, CT, June 9, 2010: Stan Lee, a comic book legend and a super hero to millions of fans, has agreed to appear at New York Comic Con in 2010 as a “Spotlight” Guest of Honor. This marks Lee’s third visit to NYCC but it will be his first as a “Spotlight” Guest of Honor, a new designation created especially for Mr. Lee to underscore his prominence and status in the pop culture universe. Stan Lee is Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Enterprises, Inc. and is currently overseeing the growth and development of his own company, POW! Entertainment, which will be a Presenting Partner at New York Comic Con this year. Specific details about Stan Lee’s participation at NYCC will be made available in the near future but officials note that the industry icon will be involved in a range of activities including panel appearances and signings.

The 2010 New York Comic Con will now be co-located with the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) and will occupy the entire Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. The two shows, both of which are organized by the Reed Exhibitions Pop Culture Group, will take place October 8 – 10, 2010. Officials note that registration and ticket sales for NYCC and NYAF are live on the web site.
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D-Bag movie to premier at Wizard World

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 9, 2010 | Comments Off

Info and Links for the movie,
Here is some info on the flick;

“D-BAG”

Despite the fact that all women say they like the nice, sweet and cuddly guy, we all know this to be false. The “D-Bag” in our society gets it all: the girls, the money, the fame.

With the multitudes of celebrity examples it is not that difficult for a “nerdy” guy to see what sort of moronic man he would have to become to get noticed. We follow the journey of an ordinary guy on his quest to become “brothentic,” and expose the idiocy of it all.

IMDB Pages

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3680565/ – Writer/Director
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More cons for the calendar

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 9, 2010 | Comments Off

A bunch of cons for you Texas readers, Got them from the Fencon Website,
FenCon

July 9th-10th, 2010
Super Mega Show Fairfield, NJ

Aug 13th-15th, 2010
Fear Fest Dallas, TX

Aug 27th-29th, 2010
Dallas Comic Con Dallas, TX

Oct 23rd-24th, 2010
Star Trek Fan Days Plano, TX

Nov 12th-14th, 2010
Yulecon Dallas, TX

Dec 3rd-5th, 2010
Lonestar Shindig Dallas, TX
Smofcon San Jose, CA

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Chipcon

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 8, 2010 | Comments Off

Is 8bit music about to get a convention? Chipcon starting following me on twitter today and after checking their website and their twitter saying save the date August 7th for an announcement, I got the feeling fans of midi music and nes may have a convention to call home soon. We will keep you updated on any news.

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A-kon dealersroom

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 8, 2010 | Comments Off

Spaceman42 gives us a tour of the A-kon Dealers room.

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Wizard World Philly to have Masquerade Ball

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 8, 2010 | Comments Off


The Ball will be held at the Field House at 1150 Filbert Street Center!

Comic book and graphic novel publisher Zenescope Entertainment will host it’s 5th Birthday party as a Masquerade Ball on Saturday, June 12, at 8 p.m. as part of the evening programming during Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con. The Ball will be held at the Field House at 1150 Filbert Street Center. Admission is free, and is limited to patrons 21 and over.

Zenescope staff and guests, along with Wizard Magazine, ToyFare Magazine and Wizard World personnel will mingle with attendees. The first 50 people to show up in costume will get a swag bag full of exclusives and other items. Costumes, while encouraged, are not required for admission.

The night will also be filled with DJ and dancing, drink specials, celebrity appearances, crazy contests and the crowning of the “King and Queen of the Con.” The event is sponsored by Carr Miller Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, Shocker Toys, The Suicide Girls, Bad Kids Go To Hell and Wizard Entertainment.

The 10th Annual Philadelphia Comic Con is set for June 11-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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Even more dates for the calendar

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 7, 2010 | Comments Off

July 30th-Aug 1st, 2010
Starfleet International Wagoner, OK

Aug 5th-8th, 2010
Mars Society Dayton, OH
Anime Overload Austin, TX
Kin-Yoobi Hayward, CA

Aug 13th-15th, 2010
Constructacon Livonia, MI

Aug 26th-28th, 2010
Killercon Las Vegas, NV

Nov 5th-7th, 2010
Hedgehog Show & Sonicon Plano, TX

Jan 28th-30th, 2011
Ohayocon Columbus, OH

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New Cons in the Calendar

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 7, 2010 | Comments Off

June 12th-13th, 2010
Kids Read Comics Deaborn, MI

July 10th-11th, 2010
Soycon Chicago, IL

July 16th-18th, 2010
Journey To Where Austin, TX
Polaris Toronto, ON
Natsuecon St. Louis, MO

July 21st-25th, 2010
Klingon Language Essington, PA

July23rd-25th, 2010
Mooncon Sauk City, WI
Trollcon Little Rock, AR
No. Anime Oshawa, ON

Feb 25th-27th, 2011
Mysticon Roanoke, VA

June 3rd-5th, 2011
ConCarolinas Charlotte, NC

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Heroescon/Con Carolinas Photos

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 7, 2010 | Comments Off

We had a blast at both Heroescon and ConCarolinas this weekend. I’m hoping they dont fall on the same weekend next year as we plan on having a table at Heroes then. Anyway, here’s some shots from the fun, with Heroes first on Friday followed by Concarolinas. Great job to both organizers. Both great conventions!

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Final Winner

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 7, 2010 | 3 Comments

Kyle Keck of Kennewick, WA is our final winner in our Dragon Ball Z Kai giveaway. We really have to offer a great big thank you to Funimation for providing the blu rays for our winners and if you didn’t win, you can definetly pick up a copy from them or from Amazon for only $31

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Naka-Kon 2011 Dates and Location Announced

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 6, 2010 | Comments Off

Shawnee Mission, Kans. – Convention officials today announced that Naka-Kon will be held Feb. 18 – 20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Hotel rooms will cost attendees $126 plus tax and fees per night for up to four occupants.
The announcement was made to more than 100 attendees at Re-Kon, the Naka-Kon reunion picnic, at Shawnee Mission Park.
More information about the convention will be released as it becomes available.

Naka-Kon Anime Convention is organized and operated by approximately 80 uncompensated staff members, many of whom are students and most of whom live in the greater Kansas City area. Naka-Kon was first held in 2005 at the University of Kansas Memorial Union in Lawrence, Kan. In 2010, nearly 4,000 attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. for a three-day, paid convention. Naka-Kon 2011 will be held at the Hyatt Feb. 18 – 20. Traditional features include industry guests, panels, game shows, contests, showings, and vendor and video game rooms. For more information, visit Naka-kon

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9th Winner

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 6, 2010 | Comments Off

Eric Cobb is our 9th winner in our Dragon Ball Z Kai giveaway. Fretting about not winning? We’ve got one more to give away or you can just go buy one from Funimation

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Conventions this Weekend June 11th-13th, 2010

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 6, 2010 | Comments Off

Smaller week then some of the past weeks, but still some good stuff. Anyone hitting any of these?

June 11th-13th, 2010
Philly Comic Con Philly, PA
Anime Mid Atlantic Hampton, VA
Sf Summer Con Atlanta, GA
OMGcon Paducah, KY
Creation Twilight Minneapolis, MN
Chicagoland Comic Chicago, IL
Mego Meet Wheeling, WV
Con Du Lac Lake Charles, LA
NW Pinball Seattle, WA

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COMIC BOOK LITERACY” WINS “BEST DOCUMENTARY” AT THE PHOENIX COMICON FILM FESTIVAL

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 5, 2010 | Comments Off

Film Festival helps spread the word about comics and reading

PHOENIX, AZ – The independent feature film “Comic Book Literacy” won the “Best Documentary” award at the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival over Memorial Day weekend. The film features interviews with comic book creators, educators and scholars and delves into the topic of using comic books to promote literacy and education.

The film screened early in the festival, which was a part of the tenth annual Phoenix Comicon, and helped to set the stage for one of the convention’s primary themes. The convention partnered with “Kids Need to Read,” a non-profit organization that works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to under-funded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States. Together the two groups produced multiple events throughout the convention to raise funds for the charity.

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8th winner.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

Chelsea LaLicata of Arizona is our 8th winner in our Dragon Ball Z Kai giveaway. Fretting about not winning? We’ve got two more to give away or you can just go buy one from Funimation

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Heroescon/ConCarolinas.

By Shawn Scott Smith| June 5, 2010 | Comments Off

Heroescon was a blast, saw many amazing artists both big and small. We’ve already decided to have a table next year. Got lots of zines and comics and an awesome unexpected print of Wolverine Fidel Castro that you’ll have to see to believe. At ConCarolinas now and getting ready to go to some parties in a bit. Ill probably get some updates up in the morning before another full day here in Charlotte.

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