Billed as "the friendliest little convention in New England" and a "diverse collection of geeks," the ninth annual Pi-Con welcomes numerous fandoms: books, movies, gaming, webcomics and print comics, tech and gadgetry, costuming, anime, and music. Highlights include a Writer's Workshop on Friday and expanded filk programming, including a filk room.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 3:18pmMessage type:Tags:
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 3:01pmMessage type:Tags:
If you're a Star Wars collector, mark your calendars. If you're Star Wars weary, you may want to avoid toy retailers on September 4, which Disney, Lucasfilm, and other Star Wars merchandisers are calling "Force Friday," the day Star Wars: The Force Awakens tie-in materials officially go on sale.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Friday, 22 May 2015 - 1:37pmMessage type:Tags:
You already know if this is something you want to--and can--attend! From the Fanlore entry: "Over the years, Comic-Con has become one of the primary venues for canon creators and stars to announce, create interest for, and sneak preview parts of their 'genre' (not only comics and superhero-related but also science fiction and fantasy) films and television shows." This year's special guests include Allie Brosh (Hyperbole and a Half), Matt Fraction, Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), Stan Lee, and Jillian Tamaki (Super Mutant Magic Academy), among many others.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Friday, 22 May 2015 - 1:21pmMessage type:Tags:
The goal of Alamo City Comic Con is "to celebrate the artists who provide entertainment to the public via comics, movies, TV, gaming, and cosplay." This year's special guests include John Noble, Edward James Olmos, Ron Perlman, and Manu Bennett. Photo ops will be available, and the event will include a costume contest.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Friday, 15 May 2015 - 4:24pmMessage type:Tags:
Submit drafts for the Captain America/Iron Man Big Bang by September 23. Stories should focus on the relationship between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark (in any setting or continuity you can think of). Artist claims will be based on fic summaries, which will be made available beginning September 24. Minimum final word count for stories is 25,000, and final fics are due November 1. Authors are required to post their own works to an Archive of Our Own collection.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 3:10pmMessage type:Tags:
Mississippi Comic Con is a two-day event that will bring together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family-friendly environment. Guests include costumer Kristen Hughey, actor and comedian David Della Rocco (Boondock Saints), James C. Leary (Clem from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and anime voice actor Trina Nishimura.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 2:41pmMessage type:Tags:
Artist claims are July 20 for this Big Bang challenge. Contributions from any fandom and any het pairing are welcome. Big Bang stories must be at least 25,000 words, and Little Bang contributions, 10,000. Final art and fics are due August 26, with posting on August 31.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Monday, 4 May 2015 - 2:11pmMessage type:Tags:
FandomVerse Expo is a three-day multi-fandom convention. Its goal is to enlighten, inform, and entertain attendees while celebrating all areas of fandom: anime, comics, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, gaming, costuming, and more.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Saturday, 2 May 2015 - 12:46pmMessage type:Tags:
The New York Tolkien Conference is a free conference for fans and scholars of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Mythlore editor Janet Brennan Croft and John DiBartolo of the Lonely Mountain Band are the guests of honor, and there will be paper presentations on a variety of topics related to Tolkien. While admission is free, registration is required for campus security to allow access to the conference facilities.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Monday, 20 April 2015 - 5:16pmMessage type:Tags:
Signups begin May 15 for the big bang focusing on Glee's Kurt. Finished fics must be at least 15,000 words long, and any ships and fic types are welcome as long as warnings and ratings are indicated. Author signups close June 15, and artist claims open August 26, with posting beginning October 20.