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San Diego Comic-Con cancels for this year… guess why? (con news).

April 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
San Diego Comic-Con cancels for this year… guess why? (con news).

Sad news reaches SFcrowsnest Towers … for the first time in its 50-year history, San Diego Comic Convention told us that there will now be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will hopefully return to the San Diego Convention Center for July 22nd-25th 2021, pandemic willing. Also, WonderCon Anaheim, which was to have been held […]

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CoNZealand partners with The Fantasy Network for 1st virtual world scifi convention (event news).

April 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand partners with The Fantasy Network for 1st virtual world scifi convention (event news).

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, is now partnering with The Fantasy Network to bring the event to its new pandemic-shutdown interactive, virtual platform. Chairs Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler told SFcrowsnest, “From panels and streaming video to informal hangouts and late-night networking, the virtual convention aims to provide members with the most fun […]

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CoNZealand, the World Science Fiction Convention, switches to virtual event, only (news).

March 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand, the World Science Fiction Convention, switches to virtual event, only (news).

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention – aka the Worldcon – is now to become the first-ever ‘virtual Worldcon’, as the convention cancels their physical event amidst the current global pandemic. CoNZealand Chairs, Kelly Buehler and Norman Cates said, “This has been an incredibly difficult decision, but one that had to be made now […]

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British national science fiction convention, Eastercon, cancelled for 2020 – along with the rest of your year (news).

March 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
British national science fiction convention, Eastercon, cancelled for 2020 – along with the rest of your year (news).

Sad news, no happier for being totally expected, the British national science fiction convention, Eastercon, has been cancelled for 2020 with the UK’s new upgraded pandemic measures – no bars, eat-in food, etc, effectively shuttering hotels, bars, pubs, and restaurants. Vanessa and John, the co-chairs over at Concentric 2020, said, “Further to our last communication, […]

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Gundam: real-scale walking mecha to become major Japanese tourist attraction (news).

January 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Gundam: real-scale walking mecha to become major Japanese tourist attraction (news).

If you like your Japanese mecha big, as in Gundam-size, then you’re in luck! The City of Yokohama in Japan is opening a tourist attraction which is basically a full-size Gundam base with a real-scale moving Gundam the same size as a NASA rocket launch gantry. They’re planning to open the site – called Gundam […]

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BristolCon 2019 Report (convention report)

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
BristolCon 2019 Report  (convention report)

BristolCon was a one-day Science Fiction and fantasy convention held on Saturday 26th October 2019 at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, five minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. Well, it would have been five minutes were it not for the roadworks and, of course, they closed some railway lines into the station for engineering works […]

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HYCC 2019 IDW Signings, Panels & Exclusives

September 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
HYCC 2019 IDW Signings, Panels & Exclusives

A Rare and Exclusive Appearance by Comics Legend John Byrne, Locke & Key Creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez, Care Bears Costumed Characters, and Many More Comic and Entertainment Icons Delight Fans at IDW Booth #1844 SAN DIEGO, CA (September 25, 2019) – Next week, IDW Publishing will continue to celebrate its 20th anniversary at New […]

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John Byrne Exclusively Signs at New York Comic-Con as Guest of IDW Publishing at Booth #1844

September 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
John Byrne Exclusively Signs at New York Comic-Con as Guest of IDW Publishing at Booth #1844

IDW Publishing proudly welcomes John Byrne, the comic book writer/artist, for a rare convention appearance at this year’s New York Comic-Con alongside the Convention Exclusive variant cover debut of John Byrne’s Marvel Classics Artifact Edition. Byrne will be signing at Booth #1844 twice a day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 3-5, with exact times […]

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World science fiction focus shifts to New Zealand (con news).

August 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
World science fiction focus shifts to New Zealand (con news).

CoNZealand will be the 78th Worldcon and will take place from Wednesday 29th July to Sunday 2nd August 2020. Guests of Honour are the authors Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon, New Zealand artist Greg Broadmore, and fandom star Rose Mitchell. George R.R. Martin, a longtime friend of Worldcon, will be Toastmaster. New Zealand is the […]

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Lightbox Expo 2019

August 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lightbox Expo 2019

Renowned character designer and illustrator Bobby Chiu and Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos have teamed up to launch LightBox Expo, a 3-day celebration of the visual arts, being held from September 6-8, 2019 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. LightBox Expo (LBX) was conceived as a way to bring together the […]

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