A one-night subscription fan club devoted to the subversive and emotionally charged figure of the fan. Featuring unusual fan works by guest fans and artists working with fan-like tendencies including Karukara, James Unsworth, Jennifer Chan, and Jennifer Otter Bickerdike. This event explores the evolution of the fan as an unassuming model for invention, mobilization and revolt.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Saturday, 3 January 2015 - 12:58pmMessage type:Tags:
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Friday, 12 December 2014 - 3:45pmMessage type:Tags:
This event was founded in 1974 as the “AA Relax-I-Con” by the University of Michigan Science Fiction Club. It has been held every year since. Guests of honor include author Karen Lord, researcher Dr. Cynthia Chestek, and "gaming gurus" Monte Cook and Shanna Germain.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Friday, 12 December 2014 - 3:36pmMessage type:Tags:
IllogiCon, in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, is a convention "run by, and for, people who are brought together by their desire to share an interest in Science Fiction, more commonly known as Fans." Guests of honor include Jacqueline Carey, New York Times-bestselling author whose works include the Kushiel’s Legacy series and the Agent of Hel contemporary fantasy series, and Christopher J Garcia, a winner of a 2011 Hugo for Best Fanzine.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 1:57pmMessage type:Tags:
A two-day event hosted at Farragut Films studio, Farragut Fest gives attendees a chance to meet the cast and crew of fan-film and -audio productions Starship Farragut, Dreadnought Dominion, ExeterTrek, and others, as well as tours of the "largest free-standing Star Trek (original series) sets on planet Earth!"
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 1:47pmMessage type:Tags:
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 1:35pmMessage type:Tags:
AOD celebrates anime, video games, cartoons, and "other fun and geeky stuff." Guests of honor for this year's event are Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon), Little Kuriboh (creator of YuGiOh: The Abridged Series), and voice actor Marianne Miller (Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Sword Art Online).
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Monday, 13 October 2014 - 9:23pmMessage type:Tags:
This fan-run event in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area celebrates Pacific Rim but welcomes other fandoms as well. Guests include Robert Maillet and Heather Doerksen (the Kaidanovskys from Pacific Rim) and Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager).
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Thursday, 2 October 2014 - 10:26pmMessage type:Tags:
Out With A Bang is a six-month, 50,000-word writing challenge celebrating the final season of Glee. Out With A Bang is a return to the novel-length big bangs of old and a final farewell to the show we love (or love to fix). Stories may involve any Glee-centric romantic pairing(s) or have no pairing at all (genfic). Authors will be paired with artists who work with multiple media, including digital art, traditional art, graphics, fanmixes, and fanvids. Entries are due July 1, 2015.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 8:58pmMessage type:Tags:
The spn-Bigpretzel Halloween Reverse "Micro" Bang invites fanfic writers and fan artists to work together on Supernatural creations in the spirit of the (ghostly) season. Art is due October 13, and the claiming of art by writers begins the next day. Works will be posted beginning October 31.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Monday, 15 September 2014 - 6:12pmMessage type:Tags:
Con for a cause: The second-annual event is donating $5 from every ticket sold to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Guests include Walter Koenig, Tony Todd, Adrian Paul, Joanna Cassidy, and Lori Petty. This year's event features a special effects contest to award the title of "Best East Coast Indie FX Artist."