Fan Gatherings

  • FandomVerse Expo

    By Jennifer Rose Hale on Monday, 4 May 2015 - 2:11pm
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    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.

  • New York Tolkien Conference

    By Jennifer Rose Hale on Saturday, 2 May 2015 - 12:46pm
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    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.

  • Kurt Hummel Big Bang 2015

    By Jennifer Rose Hale on Monday, 20 April 2015 - 5:16pm
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    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.

  • Northwest Fan Fest

    By Jennifer Rose Hale on Friday, 10 April 2015 - 1:58pm
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    Northwest Fan Fest is an annual "celebration of fandom" supported by the West Coast Fan Society. Events include both adult and kid costume contests, a special fandom-related screening by Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation, console and tabletop gaming, and a 19-and-over after-hours party. Special guests include director Uwe Boll, animator Tom Cook, and actor Beverley Elliott (Once Upon a Time and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants).

  • Gleekon 2015

    By Jennifer Rose Hale on Thursday, 9 April 2015 - 1:56pm
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    Gleekon 2015 is the first unofficial Glee convention hosted in Italy. The three-day event includes meet-and-greets with the guests, Q&A panels, individual and group photo opportunities, and autograph sessions. Dot Marie Jones is a special guest.

  • Capital Con DC

    By Jennifer Rose Hale on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 4:51pm
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    Capital Con DC is a "convention that wants to promote and foster growth in the science fiction and fantasy genres." Sci-Fi Photo Guys will be on hand with a green screen, custom backgrounds, and digital editing to let guests pose for their dream photos. Special events include a formal ball Friday evening and "crossplay pageant." Guests include actor Doug Jones (Hellboy), author Sherrilyn Kenyon, and illustrator Leanne Hannah.

  • CONduit

    By Jennifer Rose Hale on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 4:42pm
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    Billed as "Utah's longest-running general science fiction, fantasy, and horror convention," CONduit features a variety of panels, dealers' room, art show, and numerous contests (including costuming, PSA/trailer, short story, poetry, and "Binary VS. Ewokese"). Guests of honor include Jane Lindskold, author of the Athanor series and Firekeeper Saga; Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek; and artist Jessica Douglas.

  • TimeGate

    By Jennifer Rose Hale on Monday, 6 April 2015 - 3:45pm
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    It's the 10-year anniversary of TimeGate, an annual sci-fi convention in Atlanta that focuses on Doctor Who and British media and culture. This year's guests include actors Michelle Gomez and Katy Manning, props maker Nick Robatto, and science advisor Kevin R. Grazier.

  • FedCon

    By Jennifer Rose Hale on Monday, 6 April 2015 - 3:39pm
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    FedCon is four full days of "star guests, autographs, photo sessions, lectures, workshops, like-minded people, fans in costumes, activities, parties, merchandise, four days filled with fun--don’t miss it." Guests include Sean Young, James Callis (Battlestar Galactica), Tony Todd, and more.

  • The Rainbow Conference (RainbowCon)

    By Jennifer Rose Hale on Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 8:29pm
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    RainbowCon is a four day QUILTBAG (Queer-Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Trans*, Bisexual, Asexual, and Gay) event for anyone and everyone (you do not have identify within the QUILTBAG spectrum to attend or contribute). It's an exciting event that's centered around QUILTBAG media. This includes fiction, fanfiction, nonfiction, comics/webcomics, television, movies, stage, music, and anything else involving QUILTBAG media. We have a complete schedule up on our website at RainbowConference.org, and our registration period is open right up until the conference itself. We also have opportunities for folks from fandoms to sit on our panels as well as suggest and run their own panels.

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