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Pulled Fire Alarm Causes Evacuation at Otakon 2010 and Schedule Changes

[31 Jul 2010 | by | One Comment]

Last weekend we had a stabbing at San Diego Comic-Con, and this weekend we have someone pulling the fire alarm at Otakon. Come on kids, can’t we learn to play nice when we gather together? Conventions are supposed to be fun you know? The first report on the Otakon fire alarm came around 2:30 p.m. EST. Otakon’s official Twitter account was pretty quick to respond, telling attendees at the convention center that everyone needed to get out so that the Fire Marshall could inspect the building.

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Press Release: “Brady Bunch” Brothers to Appear at Big Apple Comic Con

[30 Jul 2010 | by | Comments Off]

From awkward first kisses to untimely voice changes and warnings not to play ball in the house, they have been coming into living rooms for more than 40 years as the famed Brady brothers in the cult favorite television series “The Brady Bunch” and its various sequel programs and movies. Now, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland will be together again for the first time ever on the East Coast at Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, October 1-3 at Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York.

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Star Wars Celebration V Schedule Now Available Online

[29 Jul 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Star Wars Celebration V is almost upon us, and schedules are now online! Break out the highlighters kids, because there’s a lot of great stuff happening at this convention! Star Wars Celebration V is the official Star Wars convention, organized by ReedPOP, and it is happening August 12 – 15, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The Convention Fans Blog’s nerdsherpa will be at the convention as a volunteer (and we’ll be seeing some feedback from him once he recovers from the experience). Now, we’re not going to rehash the entire schedule here, but as we did for San Diego Comic-Con, we’ll post some of the “must see” panels and interesting events.

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Press Release: Gamers Can Win Big At TCGplayer “Magic: The Gathering” Tournaments at Wizard World Comic Con

[28 Jul 2010 | by | Comments Off]

“Magic: The Gathering” collectible gaming fans have another reason to attend Wizard World Comic Con events… well, actually 10,000 reasons! Starting at Big Apple Comic Con, October 1-3 at Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York, the TCGplayer.com Championship Series will host events at every Wizard World Comic Con, offering $10,000 prizes at each, culminating in a huge $75,000 championship tournament at Chicago Comic Con in 2011. In total, over $250,000.00 in cash and prizes will be paid out during the inaugural year of the TCGplayer.com Championship Series.

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Press Release: Zenkaikon Welcomes Voice Actor Todd Haberkorn

[28 Jul 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Zenkaikon is pleased to welcome actor, director, and writer Todd Haberkorn as a guest of honor at its 2011 convention. Mr. Haberkorn voices roles in many popular series including Ouran High School Host Club, Axis Powers Hetalia, and many others. He joins previously-announced guests Vic Mignogna and Greg Wicker on the Zenkaikon V guest roster.