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Phoenix Comicon Happening This Weekend! (Plus New Guest Announcements)

[26 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Phoenix Comicon is an Arizona (USA) convention being held May 27 – 30, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center and The Hyatt Regency. Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees in 2010. Believe me when I say I am totally jealous of all 10,000+ people that are getting to attend this killer convention. You’ll

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Hurricane Who Convention in Very Troubled Waters?

[25 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

The internet has been buzzing about some serious issue plaguing the 2010 Hurricane Who convention. Hurricane Who is a Central Florida (USA) Doctor Who convention scheduled for October, 2010. However, the convention has been dealing with a series of guest cancellations, and financial restructuring that now has put the convention in jeopardy. Rumblings had apparently originated on the Gallifrey Base

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Where are the Lost Conventions?

[24 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Last night, the epic television series that was Lost came to an end with a two and a half hour series finale (and don’t worry, you won’t find any spoilers here). It has, no doubt, inspired legions of dedicated and loving fans will be looking to sink their teeth into anything and everything Lost to make up for the show

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Meeting Star Trek: Voyager’s Garrett Wang

[19 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

I consider myself lucky that my parents are both Trekkies, and that they indulged and supported my love of the franchise early on. When I was young, they actually drove me to geeky events, comic book stores, and even Star Trek conventions. I remember very distinctly that my mother took me to my very first “convention” experience in 1998, which

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The 2010 Steampunk World’s Fair Convention Report

[17 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

This past weekend, the Alltern8 / Convention Fans Blog team went out to The Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey (USA). Billed as “the first East Coast event to welcome Steampunks, Neo-Victorians, Retro-futurists, Gas Lamp Fantasists, and any and all others who consider themselves part of steampunk into a weekend long festival celebrating all things steamy,” I am happy