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FantasyCon 2021 – 24th-26th September 2021 (convention review).

October 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
FantasyCon 2021 – 24th-26th September 2021 (convention review).

Conventions are back! FantasyCon 2021 is the first full face-to-face convention in the UK since the start of the pandemic. Other conventions have either been entirely on-line or a hybrid. Although there was a reduced attendance, the committee had arranged an ambitious programme. We were all encouraged to take lateral flow tests before we arrived […]

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DC Comics’ online fan event, FanDome returns for 2021 (news).

October 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
DC Comics’ online fan event, FanDome returns for 2021 (news).

DC FanDome is back for 2021 on Saturday, October 16th at 6 p.m. BST at http://www.DCFanDome.com. Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin, Dwayne Johnson, Zoe Kravitz, Jim Lee, Javicia Leslie, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Robert Pattinson, John Ridley, Scott Snyder, Zachary Levi, and many more are among the stars and creators of DC’s upcoming feature films, live-action […]

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Tea duels at dawn at Steampunk NZ Festival 2021 (con report).

June 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
Tea duels at dawn at Steampunk NZ Festival 2021 (con report).

Some truly savage tea duelling contests are being held as part of the Steampunk NZ Festival 2021, in Oamaru, New Zealand. I believe the one featured was concerning whether Stephen Hunt’s Court of the Air is the best steampunk novel ever written by anyone, ever.

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Hayao Miyazaki exhibition to feature at new Academy Museum (news).

September 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Hayao Miyazaki exhibition to feature at new Academy Museum (news).

Hayao Miyazaki and his works will be the Academy Museum’s inaugural temporary exhibition, marking the first North American museum retrospective dedicated to the work of its namesake: the anime artist and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Curated by the museum in collaboration with Japan’s Studio Ghibli, which Miyazaki co-founded in 1985, Hayao Miyazaki features more than 300 […]

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CoNZealand’s programming now up (convention news).

July 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand’s programming now up (convention news).

The next world SF con, CoNZealand, has just published the programme guide for their virtual Worldcon. You can view it over at https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/conzealand/en/conzealand/schedule CoNZealand’s Kelly Buehler and Norman Cates told SFcrowsnest, “We’re pleased to unveil the initial programme and invite members to take a look and start working out which sessions to attend. With more […]

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Lakes International Comic Art Festival Virtual Comics Clock Tower Launches, promoting Comic Creators and Publishers

June 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lakes International Comic Art Festival Virtual Comics Clock Tower Launches, promoting Comic Creators and Publishers

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Virtual Comics Clock Tower Launches, promoting Comic Creators and Publishers Kendal, 22nd June 2020: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to announce the launch of its Virtual Comics Clock Tower ahead of LICAF LIVE, the virtual comics event taking place 9th – 11th October 2020 that replaces the usual […]

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DC Comics launch a huge free virtual event for August (con news).

June 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
DC Comics launch a huge free virtual event for August (con news).

On Saturday, August 22nd 2020 starting at 10 a.m. PDT, the DC FanDome con will go live — a free onine fan convention (no badge required). Accessible for 24 hours at https://www.DCFanDome.com, the global event will feature new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an opportunity to hear from […]

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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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