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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to be at Chicago Comic Con

[20 Aug 2010 | by | One Comment]

Okay folks, this one falls squarely in the “WTF” department. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is going to be appearing at Chicago Comic Con this Saturday. Blago’ will sign be there signing autographs, posing for pictures and meeting fans. His photo session will start at 10:30 a.m., with autographs to follow at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. I knew the folks at Wizard are sad about losing Patrick Stewart for the weekend, but … seriously? Blago?

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Inochicon 2010 to Feature Performances by Reni Mimura, Uncle Yo and More!

[20 Aug 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Here at The Convention Fans Blog, we’re pretty big fans of Reni Mimura. She’s a fantastic cosplay singer that frequently attends anime conventions here in the North East. I had a chance to see her back at Zenkaikon 2009, and I’m very happy to say I’ll be seeing her again at Inochicon. Inochicon is a Philadelphia anime convention happening August 27 – 29, 2010 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

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Win a Signed Copy of “Cosplay in America” by Ejen Chuang

[18 Aug 2010 | by | One Comment]

Cosplay in America is a coffee table book filled with spectacular full color photographs of cosplayers from various anime conventions in the United States. The photographer and mastermind behind the book is Ejen Chuang. Chuang photographed approximately 1,651 cosplayers over a five month period in 2009 in order to gather the images for the book. The Convention Fans Blog has been given a copy of Cosplay in America, which has been signed by Ejen Chuang, to give away to a lucky reader!

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Limited Early Bird Dragon*con Autograph Tickets for Stan Lee Announced

[13 Aug 2010 | by | One Comment]

A few weeks ago we posted the big news that Stan Lee had been added to the guest list for Dragon*con 2010. One of the biggest questions circulating the various Dragon*con forums and sites is whether Stan Lee would be do any autographs. Well, we officially know now that the answer is “yes.” However, it seems that his signings will be handled a bit differently than most fans are used to.

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A List of Upcoming Horror, Zombie, and Paranormal Conventions for 2010

[11 Aug 2010 | by | 3 Comments]
Beach Zombies

Horror conventions have been around for decades, and they are still going strong here in the United States. Whether you’re looking for a hard to find Italian horror film on DVD, or seeking autographs from the great George Romero, horror conventions are the place to find both! With Halloween getting closer by the minute, I figured now was as good of a time as any to post this list!