ConClave is an annual convention "dedicated to education and literacy through the advancement of Science Fiction." The guest of honor is Jody Lynn Nye, author of over 40 books including the recent Fortunes of the Imperium and Wishing On a Star. Programming tracks include science, music, literature, and gaming, with a special new track this year called "Mystery and Mayhem." Room parties are encouraged, and all registered hosts will receive a Party Starter Kit.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Monday, 27 July 2015 - 4:11pmMessage type:Tags:
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FACTS is a forum for all fans of the “fantastic genre." Guests include Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) and Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who, The Hobbit) and a wide variety of international and local artists. Highlights include a game zone and a fan village.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 4:35pmMessage type:Tags:
Amelia Con is "the first and only 'nerd' convention on Amelia Island," and it covers popular media, comic book, game, animation, and pop culture icons, exhibitors, artists, and "events from near and far." Special guests include video game artist Tramell “T-Ray” Isaac, comic book artist Alex Saviuk, and Supernatural Impala replica, Lilith Back in Black.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 4:16pmMessage type:Tags:
Octocon, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, is a "weekend celebration of the weird and wonderful, attracting artists, writers, film-makers and fans from across the human sphere of influence." This year's guests of honor are authors Maura McHugh and Emma Newman.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Monday, 6 July 2015 - 6:05pmMessage type:Tags:
Guests for this year's Texas Comicon include David Prowse and Paul Blake (Star Wars); Robert Axelrod, Barbara Goodson, and Catherine Sutherland (Power Rangers); and John Wesley Shipp (The Flash). Celebrity Q&As, a Halo Tournament, and a costume contest are among the highlights.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Thursday, 2 July 2015 - 4:57pmMessage type:Tags:
This horror/scifi convention will feature Rose Siggins and Drew Rin Varick from American Horror Story; Bai Ling (The Crow, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow); and Jeryl Prescott from The Walking Dead.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Sunday, 7 June 2015 - 12:01pmMessage type:Tags:
Anime Evolution is Vancouver's premier event celebrating Japanese culture, anime, manga, gaming, and every kind of related fandom. The event features special guests, including Janet Varney and Sarah Williams, interactive panels, live cultural demonstrations, video and tabletop gaming rooms, video rooms, contests, workshops, dances, and more.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Thursday, 4 June 2015 - 3:14pmMessage type:Tags:
It's the first annual Scifi Wales convention, being held in the seaside town of Llandudno. Special guests include Caitlin Blackwood (Doctor Who), Virginia Hey (Farscape), Brian Wheeler (Star Wars and Harry Potter), and John Challis (Doctor Who). Attendees can also learn to make 3D paper toys with "Jedi Paper Master" Ryan Hall.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Thursday, 4 June 2015 - 2:21pmMessage type:Tags:
Auto Assembly is "Europe's largest Transformers convention" and takes place each year in Birmingham, England. This year's guests include Sumalee Montano and James Horan (Arcee and Wheeljack from Transformers: Prime) and writer James Roberts (More Than Meets the Eye). The event includes an artists' alley and goodie bags for attendees.
By Jennifer Rose Hale on Monday, 1 June 2015 - 6:37pmMessage type:Tags:
The GleekMods (who run Out With a Bang, the Puckurt Big Bang, and the Pinn & Kinn Big Bang) are running a four-month Mary Sue Big Bang, with author and artist sign-ups starting June 15 and writing beginning July 1. Mary Sue Big Bang is a multifandom celebration of original characters. This bang is open to everyone from fandoms of all media and will have a 10K minimum word count.