Fan Expo Canada Features Fan Favorites

The 15th annual Fan Expo Canada is taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building on August 28-30, 2009. The event is the largest combined gaming, horror, comic, science fiction, and anime event in Canada and features celebrities and pop culture heroes from a multitude of genres. As with most cons, Fan Expo […]

99 Heroes Walk Through the Park, 99 Heroes Walk …

The Middle East’s first theme park has opened in Jahra, Kuwait, and it features characters from The 99, the world’s first superheroes based on Islamic culture and society. The theme park, called The 99 Village, includes rides, games and other amusements, as well as a stage show telling the story of The 99. And, of […]

Anime Supercon Set for End of November

Anime Supercon is a convention for anime, animation, comic book and manga fans taking place Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2007, in Ft. Lauderdale. Fla. The show will include celebrity guests, artists, vendors, Q&A’s, parties, costume contests, giveaways, anime programming, manga, cosplay, workshops, panels, comic books, cosplay photoshoots and more. For more information visit www.animesupercon.com. […]

Genre Author’s Travel Picks

Sci Fi Weekly reported something I just had to share. Horror author Neil Gaiman and his daughter, Madeleine, visited the set of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army in Budapest last month. Madeleine posted some pics (with captions) of her on the set in Gaiman’s blog. Check them out, they’re kinda cute. Budapest, because of its […]

Keeping and "Eye" on the Surf

To promote Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fox put up a replica of the Surfer on the London Eye, according to Variety. Do any of my British readers have any photos they’d like to share? I’d love to post them for the rest of the readers to see, if you do. Send me […]

Mike Sosnowski at Comic-Con

I met Mike at Haunt X in February. He’s a really nice (although somewhat shy) and very talented artist. I found his work compelling and am working on an interview with him for the October issue of The Genre Traveler. Anyway, I just found out that he’ll be at Comic-Con in San Diego next month. […]

Documentary To Be Shot at Florida Supercon

Michael Uslan, producers of such genre fare as Swamp Thing (1982), several Batman movies, and Constantine, will be shooting a documentary on the history of Comic Books at the Florida Supercon next weekend. Chip Conkrite (Walter Conkrite’s son) will be making his directorial debut with this project. According to Supercon oragnizers, “plans call for them […]

Movie Sneak Peaks Announced for Comic-Con

Last week, organizers of Comic-Con International revealed a partial list of films that they will preview during the convention next month. The list includes: Alien vs. Predator 2: No Peace on Earth Babylon AD Beowulf Coraline The Golden Compass Hellboy 2: The Golden Army I Am Legend Indiana Jones 4 Resident Evil: Extinction Stardust Star […]

New York Celebrates Spidey

Are you going to be in New York at the end of April? Then bring your camera! According to SciFi Wire, The City of New York and Columbia Pictures have announced that the week of April 30 through May 6 will be “Spider-Man Week in NYC.” If you partake of any of the festivities planned, […]

Cons Coming in the Second Half of April

Until I can get the searchable database developed and running, I’m stuck with listing cons in each issue and, if I miss some, here in the blog. Here is a list of ones coming up in the second half of next month. April 17: LoreCon 3Burlington, Vt.Guests include: Steve KensonFocus: Gamingwww.lorecon.com April 19 – 22: […]