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Nerdist Industries Partners With ReedPOP For 2012 Events

C2E2 ReedPOP, creators and organizers of the New York Comic Con (NYCC), the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), as well as other major events in the popular culture world, and Nerdist Industries, a multi-platform creator of genre and pop culture content, have today announced a continuation and formalization of a relationship that successfully began…

LM.C to perform at AnimeCentral

acen.org Anime Central is proud to announce that LM.C will be Guests of Honor and performing at Anime Central’s 15th Anniversary Celebration! The Japanese visual kei “electrock” band will kick off their 2012 world tour with a guest appearance at Anime Central in Rosemont, IL April 27-29, 2012. Aside from LM.C’s concert performance, members maya…

Jeri Ryan, Scott Bakula, Among Headliners At 2012 Wizard World Toronto Comic Con

TORONTO – A state-of-the-art downtown venue, new dates and fresh celebrity guests mark the third Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, which today announced its standout lineup scheduled to attend the event, April 14-15 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).  Popular screen stars Paul Wesley, Jeri Ryan, Scott Bakula and Amy Acker will be joined by…

Best Foreign Film Nominee A SEPARATION Opens Tomorrow at Music Box

Music Box Theater Best Foreign Film Nominee A SEPARATION Opens Tomorrow! Happy Thursday, Music Boxers, ‘“Four Stars” – Roger Ebert“The film is a singular achievement.” – Michael Phillips“Captures the drama and suspense of real life as urgently as any picture released this year.” – Bob Mondello“A quiet reminder of how good it’s possible for movies to…

Hugo Award Nomination Period is Open

CHICAGO – Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), is delighted to announce that the 2012 Hugo Award nomination period is now open. Nomination ballots will be accepted from January 2, 2012, to Sunday, March 11, 2012, 23:59 PDT for the prestigious Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New…

Large Scale Gaming Returns To Milwaukee

MILWUAKEE – Milwaukee has always been well known for its history and devotion to the gaming industry.  Some would argue that Wisconsin is where it all started in a town called Lake Geneva and with a man named Gary.  Daydream Productions, LLC is pleased to announce the Midwinter Gaming Convention January 19-22, 2012.  The convention…

Library Champion and Privacy Advocate Cory Doctorow Guest of Honor at Capricon 32

Capricon WHEELING, Illinois – Since 1980, fans of science fiction, fantasy and other forms of speculative fiction in every media from literature to television, films, and graphic novels have gathered in the Chicago area for a celebration of the speculative fiction community. Capricon 32 celebrates that diversity by letting attendees choose their own adventure in…

Chicon 7 Extends Submission Deadline for Hugo Award Base Design Competition

CHICAGO – Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), has extended the submission deadline for its Hugo Award Base Design Competition to January 15, 2012. The Hugo Awards for achievement in science fiction and fantasy have been presented by Worldcons for over 50 years. An instantly recognizable rocket forms the central element of…