DragonCon & MomoCon Announce Partnership

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Dragon Con, Inc., parent company of the internationally known Dragon Con pop culture convention, and MomoCon LLC, parent of the fastest growing all ages fan convention in the country, have formed an unprecedented strategic partnership to share resources, knowledge and experience to ensure that Atlanta continues to have the strongest fan conventions in the country.

Importantly, Dragon Con, Inc. will provide MomoCon with back office and administrative support while the current MomoCon leadership, including founders Chris Stuckey and Jessica Merriman, will continue to organize the convention and serve as its co-chairs. Stuckey and Merriman will also take expanded roles with Dragon Con, Inc. and the Dragon Con convention.

Founded in 2005, MomoCon began as an outgrowth of Georgia Tech’s anime club. Its first convention attracted about 700 people to a free event on the school’s campus. Ten years later, MomoCon attracted some 22,000 total attendees (more than 60,000 at the turnstile) to a four-day convention held in the Georgia World Congress Center.

“In today’s competitive convention landscape, having Dragon Con and its founder Pat Henry on our side is an incredible advantage,” Stuckey said. “This partnership gives Jess and I the ability to pursue our vision for MomoCon while continuing to provide our fans with the high quality event they expect from us year after year.”

“We believe deeply in home-grown, well-run fan conventions that bring real value to the community,” said Henry, who was one of several Dragon Con founders in 1986 and serves as the company’s president today. “I am excited to be working with these two enormously creative entrepreneurs. I believe that their leadership will also help keep Dragon Con on the cutting edge of the convention scene.”

MomoCon 2016, which brings together fans of Japanese anime, American animation, comics and gaming, will be held May 26 through May 29 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Dragon Con will celebrate its 30th year as the internationally known pop culture, sci fi, fantasy and gaming convention on Labor Day, September 2 through September 5 at five host hotels and the AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta. More than 70,000 people from every state in the union plus a few foreign countries attended Dragon Con in 2015.

About Dragon Con

Dragon Con is the internationally known pop culture convention held each Labor Day in Atlanta. Organized for fans by fans, Dragon Con features more than about 3,000 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days. For more information, please visit www.dragoncon.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About MomoCon

Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to one of the largest conventions in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games. More information about MomoCon is available at www.momocon.com.

Vic Mignogna Beams Down to Boston Comic Con 2016

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Boston Comic Con is happy to welcome actor Vic Mignogna, best known for his voice acting work on the anime Fullmetal Alchemist, to the media guest lineup this year as part of our Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration! Vic plays Captain Kirk in the webseries Star Trek Continues, which is a direct continuation of the Enterprise’s five-year mission. He joins a guest list that includes Karl Urban, Dr. McCoy in the new series of Star Trek films including this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, and the original Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner! Check out the full list of celebrity guests at the link!

Victor Mignogna is an American actor known for his prolific voice-over work in the English dubs of Japanese anime shows and for his role as Captain Kirk in the immensely popular fan-created sci fi series Star Trek Continues. Vic’s most notable voice role is that of Edward Elric for the Fullmetal Alchemist series, for which he earned the American Anime Award for Best Actor in 2007. Other notable roles in anime include his work in the Dragon Ball Z films, Ouran High School Host Club, Tubas: Reservoir Chronicle, D.N. Angel, and Vampire Knight. His video game credits include Sonic the Hedgehog series and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3.

Victor will be appearing all three days of the event.

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

RSVP on Facebook!

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Big Apple Comic Con (March 2017)

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Convention Name
Big Apple Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.nycbm.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Dates (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/11/2017 to 03/12/2017
About This Convention
NYC’s longest-running comic book/sci-fi/fantasy/horror/pop-culture convention returns with an amazing event full of dealers, celebs, artists, programming, and cosplay!
Venue Name and Address
Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 7th Ave
New York, NY 10001
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
10,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

RocCon (September 2016)

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Convention Name
RocCon! Rochester’s ComicCon & Pop Culture Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.roccon.net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/09/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/11/2016
About This Convention
RocCon is a multi Genre Con featuring Comic Books, Sci Fi, Anime, Gaming and some Horror.

This year’s Guests: Naomi Grossman/Pepper in American Horror Story, Ming Chen & Michael Zapcic From “The Comic Book Men”!, Vic Mignogna/Dragon Ball Z/Full Metal Alchemist/ Star Trek Continues, Veronica Taylor the voice of Ash Ketchum in Pokemon & April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 and Susan Gibney/Dr. Leah Abrams Star Trek Next Generation! Many other Stars to be announced!

Guest artists include(But are not limited to): Ken Lashley (Extrodinary XMen, Superman, He-Man, Justice League and more!, Mark Sparacio (Wolverine,XMen & More), Ken Hunt (Batman & Many others), Laura Inglis (Comic Artist who’s work has appeared on over 40 popular trading card sets) and Dan Curto (Star Wars Topps Collector Card Series Artist!)

Fun for ages 6 and Up
Video Gaming, Card & Board Gaming & Demos, Cosplay Contests all 3 days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), 6 event rooms with tons of fun Guest Star and Fan Run Panels!, The Food Truck Rodeo is back! Camp RocCon is back for ages 5 and under (a quiet room for parents and small kids)! So much to do all weekend at RocCon! Rochester’s ComicCon & Pop Culture Convention!

Venue Name and Address
Kodak Event Center/Theatre on the Ridge
200 West Ridge Rd
Rochester, NY 14615
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
130
Projected Attendance
4,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Naomi Grossman/Pepper in American Horror Story, Ming Chen & Michael Zapcic From “The Comic Book Men”!, Vic Mignogna/Dragon Ball Z/Full Metal Alchemist/ Star Trek Continues, Veronica Taylor the voice of Ash Ketchum in Pokemon & April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 and Susan Gibney/Dr. Leah Abrams Star Trek Next Generation! Many other Stars to be announced! Guest artists include(But are not limited to): Ken Lashley (Extrodinary XMen, Superman, He-Man, Justice League and more!, Mark Sparacio (Wolverine,XMen & More), Ken Hunt (Batman & Many others), Laura Inglis (Comic Artist who’s work has appeared on over 40 popular trading card sets) and Dan Curto (Star Wars Topps Collector Card Series Artist!)

Daytona Beach Comic Convention washes in this Sunday!

daytonabeachccThis Sunday, March 20, 2016 will be the Daytona Beach Comic Convention. It will be held at the ICI Center Embry-Riddle, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114.
Admission is $5.00 (pay at the door).
Convention starts at 10 AM and runs till 4 PM.

 

Over 120 tables with vendors from all parts of Florida, SC., NC., and GA.
Vintage comics from the golden age to the present will be for sale. Toys, action figures, records, trade paperbacks, magazines and other collectibles will be available for purchase.
Random door prizes all day long. There will be a costume contest for all ages with $300.00 in prizes.

 

Have comics you want to get graded? CBCS will be set up at to take submissions.

 

Pod cast by Riley and Kimmy Show also The Super Radio Bros will be there.

 

Meet actor Joel Wynkoop(King of the B movies), actress Cathy Wynkoop, actor Tom Antalek , also Eric and Patty Woller of Vicious Collectibles.

 

Meet artist and writers. Marvel/DC artist Jim Fern, Captain Cartoon Dick Kulpa, artist Tim Tyler, artist Jeff Whiting, writer Roland Mann, writer/creator Barry Gregory, author Joe Lovece, artist/designer George Moss, Illustrator Humphrey Ching, writer John Crowther, artist Josh Rudloff, creator/artist Martin Dunn and the guys from Monster Kid Studios.

 

More info at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daytona-Beach-Comic-Book-Convention/109085789161874
Web site is http://daytonabeachcomicconvention.com

Frank Miller and The Dark Knight III Team to Appear at MegaCon 2016

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Frank Miller, in a very rare appearance, and the team behind Dark Knight III are appearing at MegaCon™ Orlando. Whether you see them at the general fan panel, autograph session or at an exclusive special event, this unique opportunity to meet  Frank Miller, Andy Kubert, Brian Azzarello, and Klaus Janson is not to be missed.

Special packages available here!

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! (April 2016)

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Convention Name
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!
Convention Website Address
http://www.philadelphiacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/22/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/24/2016
About This Convention
The Largest Independent Pop-Culture Comic Convention in Eastern Pennsylvania comes to the Philadelphia Area! Great Conventions LLC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. Founded in 2010 with The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) we are pleased to bring our unique brand of show to fans. Our show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and events where they can come express themselves – be they fans of Comics, Movies, TV, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay or more.
Venue Name and Address
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100
Oaks, PA 19456
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
180
Projected Attendance
8,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Amy Jo Johnson, Bruce Boxleitner, Kel Mitchell, Caroll Spinney, Deep Roy, Ray Park, Julian Glover, Roger R Cross, Ethan Van Sciver, Jay Fosgit, Scott Hanna, Tommy Castillo, Ivy Doomkitty, Ani-Mia, The Smoke, Riddle

Chicago Pop Culture Convention (November 2016)

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Convention Name
Chicago Pop Culture Convention
Convention Website Address
http://chicagopopculturecon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/26/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/27/2016
About This Convention
Chicago Pop Culture Con is a multi-genre convention of Comics, Toys, Gaming, SCI-FI, Legos, Stars, TV/MOVIE MEMORABILIA, Super Heroes,
Action Figures, Cosplay, Fantasy, Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia, Vintage Music Memorabilia, Publishers & Artist Convention – but open to anything fan-related.
November 26 & 27, 2016 – held at the Pheasant Run Mega Center in St. Charles, IL.
Venue Name and Address
Pheasant Run Mega Center
4051 E Main St
St. Charles, IL 60174
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
Guests
Michael Nicolosi, Larry Hama

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Pensacola Comic Convention (Penasacola Comic Con) (August 2016)

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Convention Name
Pensacola Comic Convention (Penasacola Comic Con)
Convention Website Address
http://www.pensacolacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/20/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/21/2016
About This Convention
Pensacola Comic Convention™ (Pensacola Comic Con™) for Fans of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Gaming, Anime, Costuming, Fandom, Indie Films, Artists, Celebrity Guests, Comic Books, Video Gaming, Pop Culture, Voice Actors, Renaissance, Cosplay, Steampunk, Theater, Performing, Writers, Literature, Publishing, Arts, Mystery, Crafts, Collecting, Model Construction, Film Making, Paranormal, Vendors, Reality TV, and more! We will offer celebrity meet and greets, discussion panels, workshops, screenings, demonstrations, events, gaming, costume contests, tournaments, and competitions. Costume Contest at 2:00 Pm Sat 20 & Sun 21, 2016. Tennessee Wraith Chasers (Ghost Asylum) will offer a live “pre con” celebrity investigation August 19th from 6:00pm at the Victorian Inn. Several “pre con” and “post con” activities such as a “Villain and Heroes Ball” are planned. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Arc Gateway, EscaRosa Coalition On the Homeless, Inc., Making Stride with Breast Cancer, The Ronald McDonald House, and various local charities. Discount for Law Enforcement, EMS, Firefighters, and Military.

Guests include: Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers Megaforce), Johnny Yong Bosch (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach), Tim Russ Star Trek: Voyager, Fall Out 4, ICarly), Gary Schwartz (Team Fortress, Demoman, Star Trek, Batman Returns), Robert LaSardo (Death Race, CSI Miami, Nip Tuck), Larry Nemecek (“Dr. Trek” Star Trek Continues), Dave Fennoy (“Lee Everett” Walking Dead, Hulu, Prototype, The Wolf Among Us), David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints), Erika Ervin (“Amazon Eve” American Horror Story), Jason Carter (“Ranger Marcus Cole” Babylon 5), Eugene A. Clark (“Big Daddy” Land of the Dead), Chuck Wagner (Automan), Mike Mundy (Walking Dead), Knightmage (American Cosplayer), Alex Vincent (Child’s Play, Curse of Chucky), Zach Galligan (Gremlins, Star Trek, Hatchet), William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), Michael Beck (Warriors, Xanadu), Jerrad Vunovich (Walking Dead, Hunger Games, American Horror Story), Shadow Clone (Geek Rock Party, Nerdcore Rap Artist), Bruce Carr (No Ordinary Balloon Artist), Gulf South Wrestling, E & E Wrestling, Mystery Machine Van from Scooby Doo, Jurassic Park Tour Vehicle, Cosplay Inc, and Tennessee Wraith Chasers (Ghost Asylum), and more.

Convention Hours: August 20 and 21, 2016 (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Pensacola Interstate Fair Grounds (Main Hall and Expo Hall)
6655 Mobile Hwy Pensacola, FL 32526
Phone: (850) 941 4321
Cost: $10 and up (Children 7 and under are free.)

http://www.pensacolacomiccon.com/

Venue Name and Address
Pensacola Interstate Fair Grounds Main Bldg
6655 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola, Fl 32526
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
250
Projected Attendance
7,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ciara Hanna, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tim Russ,Gary Schwartz,Robert LaSardo, Larry Nemecek, Dave Fennoy, David Della Rocco, Erika Ervin,Jason Carter,Eugene A. Clark,Chuck Wagner,Mike Mundy,Knightmage, Alex Vincent, Zach Galligan, William Katt, Michael Beck ,Jerrad Vunovich,Shadow Clone,Bruce Carr, Gulf South Wrestling, E & E Wrestling, Mystery Machine Van, Jurassic Park Tour Vehicle, Cosplay Inc,Tennessee Wraith Chasers, Ghost Asylum

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Indy PopCon (June 2016)

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Convention Name
Indy PopCon 2016
Convention Website Address
http://indypopcon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/17/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/19/2016
About This Convention
PopCon is a convergence of innovation, pop culture, and fandom, where we celebrate the spirit of the independent creator and their fans. If you’re a fan of tv/movies, gaming, internet culture, cosplay, and/or comics, then you’ll be able to support budding artists and find fun at PopCon.

Featured guests include Tara Strong, Nolan North, Michael Hogan, Jennifer Hale, Ninja Sex Party, Ray Narvaez Jr, Meg Turney, Drew Powell, Nostalgia Critic, and many more!

Comic guests include Steve Rude and Mike Baron, Tony Isabella, Mark Waid, Ron Wimberly, Franco, and more.

Venue Name and Address
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
30,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Gaming
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Tara Strong, Nolan North, Michael Hogan, Jennifer Hale, Ninja Sex Party, Ray Narvaez Jr, Meg Turney, Drew Powell, Nostalgia Critic, Steve Rude and Mike Baron, Tony Isabella, Mark Waid, Ron Wimberly, Franco

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