‘Convention News’ Category

Thunderbirds Are A Go in 2015!

Anderson Entertainment today announces the launch of Andercon 2015, the annual convention for fans of Gerry Anderson, MBE and his award-winning cult hits such as Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Stingray, UFO and Space: 1999.  The convention will take place 13-14 June 2015, with a launch event taking place on the evening of 12 June, at the Athena Leicester, a stunning, fully-restored 1930s cinema in Leicester’s Cultural quarter, with guests from the cast and crew of six decades of Gerry Anderson production attending. Andercon 2015 looks set, once again, to attracting fans of Gerry Anderson’s productions from all over the world, as Jamie Anderson, Gerry’s son and Managing Director of Anderson Entertainment says, “This year’s celebration of the work and worlds of Gerry Anderson will be a very different event to last year’s – not only an unconventional venue, but we’ll be offering incredible previews of upcoming projects, as well as talks, seminars, screenings and workshops, Beyond that you’ll see a wide range of displays including original puppets, props, models and costumes. There will also be a collection of vehicles and reproductions of some stunning full-sized set recreations. “We’ll be looking at the Gerry Anderson legacy, including a launch event with a look back at his personal story, with the presentation of ‘A Thunderbird At Bomber Command’ – a talk by Sean Feast on Gerry’s brother and inspiration, Lionel Anderson.  We’ll also be looking forwards with previews of new productions coming out later this year and beyond, including Firestorm, Zeroids vs Cubes, Gemini Force One and more. As Jamie Anderson sums it up, “It’s a great chance to meet the cast and crew in person and to see the original props up close.  We’ll have exclusive screenings, panels and workshops, Q&A sessions and quizzes and costume competitions with super prizes. Unfortunately, the venue has had to limit the number of people allowed, so I advise anyone who’s interested to secure tickets now while they’re still available.” Tickets are available now from www.andercon.co.uk

Boston Star Trek Fans: 2014 Last Gathering in Boston

Creation Entertainment’s Official STAR TREK Convention returns to beautiful BOSTON on June 21-22, 2014 at the giant Hynes Convention for an all-star smash show and we hope you make the scene! We’ve made the decision to give the Official STAR TREK Convention Boston Tour stop a rest in 2015 in the build up towards the incredible 50th Anniversary and we wanted area fans to know as soon as the decision was made so that if they want to join an all official Creation Star Trek Celebration in Boston before 2016 NOW is the time to make YOUR plans! To make our last visit for a few years extra special we’ve put together what we think is an amazing line up of guests for a two day Star Trek event. Here’s who is on the guest roster as of this time! KARL URBAN: the new feature films’ DR. McCOY and currently seen on the TV series Almost Human. You know Karl from his genre work on films including Riddick, Dredd, Priest, Red and of course The Lord of the Rings features as Eomer. We’ve had a great relationship with Karl since we started working with him almost 20 years ago with our Official XENA Conventions where he would often guest star. He’s been a tremendous hit at the very few STAR TREK conventions he has attended so far, and of course he is a long-time fan of classic Trek himself!   SCOTT BAKULA: Captain Archer of Star Trek: Enterprise. As one of the country’s most popular stars, Scott has had a long and varied career, probably best known for his work as the star of the hit series QUANTUM LEAP. Scott was most recently nominated for an Emmy Award for his performance in the HBO film BEHIND THE CANDELABRA. He will next be seen in the HBO series LOOKING, premiering January 2014 and a new NCIS TV spin off coming soon. . Scott will be with us on stage SATURDAY and will do autographs and photo ops on both Saturday and Sunday. Scott will have a table in the vendors room and his autograph tickets can be purchased separately at his autograph and photo table on Saturday and Sunday.   BRUCE GREENWOOD: Christopher Pike in the two recent feature Star Trek films, Bruce celebrates a 40 year acting career with his fans at his first Star Trek convention! Bruce’s other outstanding work includes Flight, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Nowhere Man, The Core, Rules of Engagement, Knot’s Landing, and St. Elsewhere. Bruce will speak on stage Saturday. Tentatively he will also have a table in the vendors room Saturday through Sunday to meet fans and offer his autograph at a nominal fee.   KATE MULGREW: Captain Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, Kate literally changed the face of TV with her amazing work on that landmark series. She is currently celebrating her new role on the Netflix hit ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Her talks are always worth catching and particularly noteworthy… 0

Conventions: Creation Hosting Vampire Diaries Cons

Creation Entertainment has just announced not one, not two but THREE conventions!! There will be stars from the Vampire Diaries at all of the conventions, but some haven’t been confirmed as of this date. We can, however, give you the dates of each. So, mark off your 2012 calendar, and get ready to have some fun. The following US dates are as follows: April 14th, 2012 – Chicago, IL July 28th, 2012 – San Francisco, CA August 18th, 2012 – Parsippany, NJ No guests have been confirmed as of yet for the San Francisco or Parsippany conventions.

SFX Weekender 3 News

Back for a third year in 2012, the SFX Weekender promises the ultimate sci-fi experience. It’s a festival of fun and activities for people who love science fiction and fantasy, hosted by SFX, the world’s best sci-fi entertainment magazine. The SFX Weekender is packed with activities for fans: big-name guests, interviews, Q&A sessions, comic workshops, videogaming, music, book readings and plenty more. It’s all about bringing like-minded people together for a weekend structured around four pillar events: the entertaining Imaginarium cabaret, the sweeping Maskerade party (with awesome DJing from Craig Charles), the fiendish Blastermind pub quiz and the epic SFX Sci-Fi Awards 2012, where we’ll be handing out our coveted Golden Rayguns to the universe’s best and brightest. [Read more here . . .]

BBC Official Doctor Who Con

BBC Worldwide today revealed details of the first official Doctor Whoconvention since the series’ regeneration in 2005. The event will take place on the 24 and 25 March 2012 at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff, Wales, just a short hop (well, taxi journey) from where the show is filmed. Billed as the Ultimate Doctor Who Fan Event, there are just 1,500 tickets available for each of the days – the programme is the same on each day to give attendees the most  in depth experience possible. Fans who manage to snap these up will gain unrivalled access to Eleventh Doctor star Matt Smith, series lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and many more key members from the award-winning cast, crew and production team including Doctor Who special FX Supervisor Danny Hargreaves, production designer Michael Pickwoad, Doctor Who producer Marcus Wilson and the award-winning Millennium FX team. [Read full story here . . .]

Philcon, 2011 in Cherry Hill New Jersey

Larry Ivkovich, author of the urban fantasy, The Sixth Precept, will be selling copies of his novel in the dealer’s room at Philcon, 2011, held in Cherry Hill, NJ from Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 21. Larry Ivkovich will be selling his debut novel, the urban fantasy The Sixth Precept, in the dealers’ room of Philcon, the Philadelphia Science Fiction Convention from November 18 to November 21. The Sixth Precept will soon be available on Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. Published by IFWG Publishing, The Sixth Precept is an urban fantasy with science fiction and horror elements. Part of the story takes place in contemporary Pittsburgh and part in ancient Japan. Action-packed and incorporating time-travel, mental telepathy and legendary Japanese gods, goddesses and demons come to life, The Sixth Precept follows the adventures of Pittsburgh detective, Kim Yoshima, and masked-hero wannabe, Wayne Brewster as they try to save the present by challenging the past. Philcon, the Philadelphia Science Fiction Convention is held in Cherry Hill, NJ at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The principal speaker this year is Cory Doctorow with the Artist Guests-of-Honor being Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell.

Comic-Con Draws Attention to Comic Book Retailers

Nominations Open for Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award SAN DIEGO – Comic-Con International (Comic-Con), the nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of comics and popular art, opens nominations for its 2012 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award today. The award, presented during Comic-Con each July in San Diego, is given to a comics retailer who has performed an outstanding job of supporting the comic art medium both in the community and within the industry at large. The award is named after renowned cartoonist Will Eisner, creator of “The Spirit” and several award-winning graphic novels. When Eisner approached Comic-Con about initiating the award in the early 1990s, he envisioned a way to acknowledge the important role that comics retailers play in the industry, nurturing the relationship between creators and their readers. Since then, Comic-Con has recognized excellence in comic shops not only in the United States but around the world. The 2011 recipient, Comics & Vegetables owned by Yuval Sharon and Danny Amitai, is in Tel Aviv, Israel. “We, as an organization dedicated to creating appreciation for comics, feel it is important to acknowledge those retailers who make an exceptional effort to nurture readers’ interests in the comic arts,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson and director of marketing and public relations for CCI. “The judges have both the enviable task of reviewing the best the world has to offer in comics retailing, and the unenviable task of weighing those attributes against each other.” Fans, retailers, and peers can nominate their favorite comics shop electronically or by mail. Get more information here or keep checking back here for updated information.

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