Category: Features

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Chicon 7 Unites the Past and Future of Electronic Gaming

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is bringing together a unique pairing of historic and contemporary electronic games with free access for all convention members. Historic games will be provided through Star Worlds Arcade (www.starworldsarcade.com) of DeKalb, Illinois. Star Worlds is widely recognized as one of the last arcades with coin-operated games…

J. Scott Campbell Among Superstar Creators To Attend 2012 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Wizard World An All-Star lineup of comic and toy creators, including notables Carlos Pacheco, George Pérez, Greg Capullo, J. Scott Campbell and many others from around the world will populate Artist Alley at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 9-12 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  Among the special guests are five Eisner Award…

Anime Midwest Announces Greg Ayres

Anime Midwest Anime Midwest is extremely excited to announce that popular anime voice actor Greg Ayres will be attending Anime Midwest 2012 this summer in Chicago! Anime Midwest will be held July 6-8, 2012 at the Wyndham Executive Conference Center in Lisle, Illinois, approximately 25 minutes from the heart of Chicago. Greg Ayres can usually…

Kevin Sorbo to Appear at Wizard World Chicago

Wizard World Kevin Sorbo as Hercules Kevin Sorbo, known across the globe for his portrayal of the title character in the popular “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” series, will appear as a special guest at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 9-12 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  Sorbo, who has enjoyed continuous success on…

2012 Hugo Voter Packet Released

Chicon Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, has released the 2012 Hugo Voter Packet, an electronic package of nominated works graciously made available to voters by Hugo nominees and their publishers. The 2012 Hugo Voter Packet is available to Supporting, Attending, and Young Adult members of Chicon 7 to help inform them about…

Patrick Stewart Added To Wizard World Phila lineup – All 5 Star Trek Captains on Board

Wizard World PHILADELPHIA – Patrick Stewart, known to millions of fans as “Captain Jean-Luc Picard” on the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and “Professor Charles Xavier” in the X-Men film series, will attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, Stewart and Wizard World, Inc. announced today. He joins William Shatner (“Captain Kirk”), Avery Brooks…

Stan Lee Among 250+ Talented Creators Set For 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Wizard World Whether it’s “The Avengers,” “Superman,” “Spider-Man,” zombies, vampires or just about any character ever, more than 250 talented creators at Artist Alley at 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con have probably drawn them. Fans can meet superstars like Stan Lee, Mike Deodato Jr., George Pérez, Greg Capullo, Harvey Tolibao, Phil Foglio, Carlo Pagulayan,…