By Shawn Scott Smith| January 24, 2013 | Comments Off on THE SECOND ANNUAL ANS SCI-FI & COMIC CON
LEGENDARY COMICS CREATOR TO HEADLINE
On May 11, 2013, the ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con returns to Archbishop Neale School in La Plata, Maryland for their Second Annual benefit event. Organizer Tom Boone says of the event, “It’s a fundraiser for the school and an awareness-raiser. We want people to come see our school, see the students’ work, see our wonderful facility and also to have a great time in a welcoming atmosphere.”
Archbishop Neale School is a Catholic elementary school in La Plata, Maryland that has been in continuous operation for 85 years. With a two-track system for grades Pre-K through 8, the school serves Catholic students from over seven parishes in the Southern Maryland area and many non-Catholics as well. Read more
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 23, 2013 | Comments Off on Days of the Dead Atlanta!
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 23, 2013 | Comments Off on EGOcon 2013
* EGOCON*** March 23, 2013
Dave Duca aka Dalek Sec firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Glielmi aka Dakek Caan
Feathered Gold Gypsy Horses – rare & beautiful www.featheredgold.com
Jenny Turner – Urban Fantasy Author email@example.com
Laura Nieland – musician / Mason’s Quest
Melody Valenti – Caricature Artist firstname.lastname@example.org
Peggy McDowell – Creative Artist email@example.com
Terry Fisk – Unexplained Author
Stevens Point Paranormal aka Chris Scharr & Lisa Bishiop www.spparonormal.com
Kathy Hardy – Fantasy Artist www.elfwood.com/~kathardy
Jason Hardy – Author/ Shadowrun Game Designer
Finn Hardy – Mason’s Quest
Inanna Tarot Reader
By Petrea Mitchell| January 22, 2013 | Comments Off on PR: DomoCon announced for December 2013
A new Chicago anime convention has been announced for December 2013 in Lisle, Illinois. The new event, DomoCon, is slated to bring together over one thousand fans of Japanese animation to participate in autograph signings, cosplay events, and socializing with other anime fans for three days from December 13-15, 2013.
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Back DeMatteis, Giffen, and Maguire!
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – January 21, 2013 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the return of J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen,and Kevin Maguire to this year’s show, taking place the weekend of September 8-9, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Writer J.M. DeMatteis began his career in the late-’70s working on DC Comics’ horror line of books. In 1980, he moved over to Marvel, where he worked on The Defenders and Captain America. Over the next 30 years, DeMatteis would write nearly every major character in both the DC and Marvel Universes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Daredevil, and Doctor Strange. DeMatteis is currently co-writing the Phantom Stranger along with Dan Didio for DC Comics.
Keith Giffen is a writer/artist who has worked on such titles as OMAC, Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and his creator-owned series, Hero Squared. Giffen is currently working on Threshold and the recently announced Masters of the Universe ongoing series for DC Comics.
Artist Kevin Maguire, who has worked with both Giffen and DeMatteis on several books, began his a career in 1987. He has worked on such high-profile titles as Batman Confidential, Captain America, and X-Men, and he is currently working with Paul Levitz and George Perez on DC Comics’ World’s Finest, which stars the Huntress and Power Girl.
DeMatteis, Giffen, and Maguire are well-known for their run on DC Comics’Justice Read more
By Petrea Mitchell| January 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Kramer extradited to Georgia
The saga of Ed Kramer, co-founder and biggest shareholder of Dragon*Con, may be approaching its final chapter. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Kramer, having been arrested in Connecticut for violating the terms of his release on bond, has been extradited to Georgia for his long-delayed trial on child molestation charges. He is being held without bond this time. No trial date has been set.
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 21, 2013 | Comments Off on FLORIDA ANIME EXPERIENCE WELCOMES NEW GUESTS, NEW EVENTS, AND A FREE TRIP TO LOS ANGELES IN 2013
Now in its third year, Orlando’s “anime convention about ANIME” continues to focus on Japanese pop culture in Florida.
(ORLANDO, January 21, 2013) Florida Anime Experience, the southeast’s “anime convention about ANIME,” will return for its third year on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2013, to the International Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The three day event is a celebration of Japanese pop culture encompassing animation, manga (Japanese graphic novels,) music, video games, and more. Keeping with the event’s “Legends of Anime” theme from previous years, the Guest of Honor in 2013 is Maile Flanagan – the voice of one of anime’s most recognizable characters: Naruto.
(Previous Guests of Honor have been Steve Blum, the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop in 2011 and Terri Hawkes – in her first ever United States convention appearance – the voice of “Sailor Moon” from the internationally know anime Sailor Moon in 2012.) Read more
By Petrea Mitchell| January 21, 2013 | Comments Off on TAFF election: dueling fanwriters
The 2013 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund election has opened. This year’s winning candidate will travel from Europe to North America for the World Science Fiction Convention.
The candidates are Theresa Derwin and Jim Mowatt, both of whom have not only provided the required platform statement, but are also publishing newsletters throughout the campaign.
Anyone may vote, with a minimum contribution $3 or £2 to the fund. The ballot and further details are available here. Voting closes on Friday, April 19.
The candidates’ statements and zines:
By Petrea Mitchell| January 21, 2013 | Comments Off on Worldcon Hotel and Hugo dates
This year’s Worldcon, LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, will be opening up its hotel room block on Monday, January 21st. This is traditionally a day of frantic reservation-making, although the fact that both of this year’s hotels have the same room rates, and that there are numerous other hotels in the vicinity, should ease the crush somewhat.
Hugo Award nominations are now open, and close on March 10. This is probably to make room for an Easter weekend announcement of the nominees, although the announcement date has not been officially confirmed. Everyone who buys a Worldcon membership, including the $60 non-attending membership, before the nomination deadline is eligible to vote. Further Hugo details here.
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 20, 2013 | Comments Off on Conventions next weekend 1/25-1/27, 2013
Jan 25th-27th, 2013
Amazing Arizona Comic Mesa, AZ
Chattacon Chattanooga, TN
Conflikt Renton, WA
Cosine Colorodo Springs, CO
Ganime Gattineau, QB
Las Cruces Anime Days Las Cruces, NM
Setsucon Penn St, PA
Winter War Champaign, IL
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 19, 2013 | Comments Off on WOW!!! 50 dates for 2013 conventions added for you!
April 12th-14th, 2013
Mepacon Clarks Summit, PA
April 19th-20th, 2013
Lebowski Fest New York, NY
March 15th-17th, 2013
Horror Realm Pittsburgh, PA
May 17th-19th, 2013
Ecof Chicago, IL
May 31st-June 1st, 2013
Hamacon Huntsville, Al
July 26th-28th, 2013
Star Wars Celebration Messe Essen, GE
Aug 17th-19th, 2013
Sept 6th-8th, 2013
Indie Craft Parade Greenville, SC
Sept 27th-29th, 2013
Context Columbus, OH
Nov 15th-17th, 2013
Memphis Comic Con Memphis, TN
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 19, 2013 | Comments Off on DC ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS POSTER ART FOR THE CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)
Superstar artist Tony S. Daniel Creates
Original Drawing Featuring Superman!
Norwalk, CT, Friday, January 18: DC Entertainment – the renowned comic book publisher and media entertainment company – has today revealed that they will provide the original poster art for the 2013 edition of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The exclusive art will feature Superman in an iconic Chicago setting. The poster will figure prominently in C2E2’s advertising and promotion and will be featured at the convention as well as in Chicago area retailers and on transit trains and buses throughout Chicago leading up to the show. Famed DC artist Tony S. Daniel (ACTION COMICS) has drawn the powerful new image of Superman flying over the Chicago skyline. Daniel will also be a Spotlight Guest at C2E2 in 2013.
This year’s C2E2, which is produced by the organizers of New York Comic Con (NYCC), is expected to attract thousands of loyal fans making this convention the largest pop culture extravaganza in the Midwest. It will take place April 26 – 28, 2013 in the West Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center. Read more
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 16, 2013 | Comments Off on 13 dates for 13!
April 13th-14th, 2013
Spring Break Orlando, FL
April 27th-29th, 2013
Dairycon Fond Du Lac, Wi
Aug 16th-18th, 2013
Creation Vampire Diaries Dallas, TX
Sept 14th, 2013
Retrocon Philadelphia, PA
Sept 20th-22nd, 2013
Creation Supernatural Dallas, TX
Oct 11th-13th, 2013
Creation Supernatural Toronto, ON
Oct 25th-27th, 2013
Creation Supernatural Chicago, IL
Nov 1st-3rd, 2013
Gameholecon Madison, Wi
Nov 8th-10th, 2013
Creation Star Trek San Fransico, CA
Nov 22nd-24th, 2013
Creation Supernatural Burbank, CA
Dec 13th-15th, 2013
Creation Vampire Diaries Orlando, FL
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 15, 2013 | Comments Off on SF2 Concatenation spring edition
The Spring 2013 edition of SF2 Concatenation
now up with seasonal news and loads of reviews
(fiction and non-fiction) plus a couple
of stand-alone convention reports.
These last will be of most interest to Con News regulars with
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 14, 2013 | Comments Off on Heroes Minicon
The Heroes Charlotte Minicon set for this Sunday has the floorplan up here. That’s a lot of comic dealer and artist goodness.
And you can still register to attend for free here
Con-news will be in attendance and will have a report Monday from the show.
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 14, 2013 | Comments Off on Dragoncon news.
Some news coming out of the Daily Dragon Twitter feed for Dragonon 2013.
The ever popular parade will be juried, so get your applications in,
The Scifi fantasty, wheel of time, Pern tracks are merging into the Fantasy lit tracks,
The Walk of Fame moving to the Marriot.
And the dealers room is moving to the Americas Mart (Part of the Atlanta Convention center.)
Also Dragoncon has a new spiffed up look to the website Dragoncon
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 13, 2013 | Comments Off on Conventions next weekend 1/18-1/21, 2013
Jan 18th-21st, 2013
Animate Miami Miami, FL
Anime Blues Remix Memphis, TN
Arisia Boston, MA
Brickfair Birmingham, AL
Charlotte Minicon Charlotte, NC
Confusion Detroit, MI
Deconpression Columbus, OH
Further ConfusionSan Jose, CA
Marscon Williamsburg, VA
MACk Murfreesboro, TN
Ohayocon Columbus, OH
Rennigers Mount Dora, FL
Rustycon Seattle, WA
Scarab Columbia, SC
Snow Con Orono, ME
By Shawn Scott Smith| January 12, 2013 | Comments Off on Marmalade Dog events
Organizers sent the below email informing us that the events have been posted for Marmalade Dog 18.
“Events have been posted for Marmalade Dog 18, schedule for February 8-10, 2013: www.marmaladedog.org
Marmalade Dog is a gaming convention held each year by the Western Michigan Gamers Guild (WMGG) on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The largest in SW Michigan, this convention features role-playing games, miniature wargames, collectible card games, board games and many other events.
This year’s special guest is Jolly R. Blackburn (Knights of the Dinner Table).”« go back — keep looking »