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March 2012 Convention RecapMar 26, 5am

As we approach the end of March, we come to the true beginning of this year's convention season. With almost a hundred conventions of different types happening this summer, it is going to be one of the best convention seasons ever.

Anime-SPARK! 2012 - A Valentine's ConFeb 24, 11am

Anime-SPARK. happened for the second year at the Clarion hotel in Cedar Rapids, bringing several hundred local fans together on the weekend after Valentine's day. Naturally this meant Anime-SPARK. was both an anime convention, and a place to meet new friends at convention events.

Kawa Kon 2012 - A Festival of FandomMar 16, 5pm

Kawa Kon 2012 was held at the Sheraton Westport Plaza in St. Louis, a move from several years of being held at Kawa Kon 2011's Crowne Plaza in Clayton. The new location had quite a bit more space for convention events, but most appealing was the lovely plaza adjoining the convention center.

Ohayocon 2012 ReviewFeb 10, 3pm

I had a chance to attend Ohayocon 2012 for the third year, and I'm happy to report positively, as the convention continues improving and so far exceeding expectations. Ohayocon is probably about the tenth largest anime convention in the country, and we had the pleasure to return to review the convention for the third year.

Anime-zing! 2011 ReviewAug 10, 3pm

QC Anime-zing. is the first and only three day anime convention in the Quad Cities, which is technically five cities situated along the border of Iowa and Illinois. The 'QC' stands for, of course, Quad Cities.

Shriekfest Announces Call for EntriesMar 8, 1am

Shriekfest, the Los Angeles Horror/SciFi Film Festival is continuing it's Los Angeles' tradition of being a premier horror film festival for 2012, with it's call for submissions recently opening. However they announced a short hiatus for submissions, it still may be worthwhile to prepare your submissions early.

London Worldcon 2014 Looks SetMar 8, 12am

The seventh Chicago Worldcon has just announced that only one bid has been received for Worldcon 2014, from organizers in London. There is still a ballot process, but London's bid would only be rejected if the voters at this year's Worldcon choose to do so.

Small Press Expo announces Jaime and Gilbert HernandezFeb 21, 9pm

Bethesda, Maryland - February 21, 2012 – The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons, welcomes acclaimed independent cartoonists Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez as guests for SPX 2012.

Anime Milwaukee Announces 2012 ConFeb 1, 1pm

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — January 31th, 2012. The Anime Milwaukee Convention (abbr. AMKE) has just released its announcement for the 2012 convention.

Stories From Behind The Conventions - Eric WileJan 25, 5pm

I’ve only been on the circuit now for 2 years now, and what started as just a gig speaking at a local science fiction convention in Wichita, KS turned into speak at event’s like Dallas based A-Kon. This year I’ve been working with Colorado Cut Throat, Glitch Con and Carolina Games Summit.
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