Saturday, August 30, 2008
Spark Animation 08: September 10th-14th, 2008 - Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire: September 13th-14th, 2008 - Kings Valley, Oregon
FallCon: September 19th-21st, 2008 - Calgary, Alberta Canada
Evergreen Air & Space Museum Model Show: September 20th, 2008 - McMinnville, Oregon
Portland Pirate Festival: September 20th-21st, 2008 - Portland, Oregon
New Nonprofit Leaders' BOOT CAMP: September 22nd-26th, 2008 - Corbett, Oregon
Northwest Event Show: September 23rd, 2008- Seattle, Washington
Foolscap X: September 26th-28th, 2008 - Redmond, Washington
RainFurrest: September 26th-28th, 2008 - Sea-Tac, Washington
Aurora-Con: September 27th-28th, 2008 - Anchorage, Alaska
Boeing Employees Parapsycology Fair: September 27th, 2008 - Kent, Washington
Bell-Con: September 27th, 2008 - Bellingham, Washington
Pop Culture Fair: September 28th, 2008 - Edmonton, Alberta Canada
BrickCon: October 2-5th, 2008 - Seattle, Washington
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival: October 3th-5th, 2008 - Portland, Oregon
VCON: October 3th-5th, 2008 - Surrey, BC Canada
Calgary Comic & Toy Expo: October 5th, 2008 - Calgary, Alberta Canada
IPMS Vancouver Fall Model Show: October 6th, 2008 - Burnaby, BC Canada
Revenant Film Festival: October 11th, 2008 - Seattle, Washington
Sci-Fan: October 11th, 2008 - Lynnwood, Washington
Tri-City Comic Con: October 11th, 2008 - Pasco, Washington
Tactical Solutions: October 17th-19th, 2008 - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Keep Portland Weird: October 20th, 2008 - Portland, Oregon
Con-Fusion: October 24th-26th, 2008 - Victoria, BC Canada
Bellerose Con: October 25th, 2008 - St. Albert, Alberta Canada
GIRAF 4: November 5th-8th, 2008 - Calgary, Alberta Canada
AmberCon Northwest: November 6th-9th, 2008 - Portland, Oregon
AkiCon: November 7th-9th, 2008 - Everett, Washington
Portland Comic Book Show: November 9th, 2008 - Portland, Oregon
2D OR NOT 2D Animation Festival: November 14th-15th, 2008 - Seattle, Washington
Emerald City GameFest: November 15th, 2008 - Seattle, Washington
Victoria Toy Show: November 16th, 2008 - Victoria, BC Canada
Orycon: November 21th-23rd, 2008 - Portland, Oregon
Tomodachi Fest: November 28th-30th, 2008 - Boise, Idaho
MewCon: December 31st, 2008 - January 1, 2009 - Vancouver, Washington
RustyCon: January 9th-11th, 2009 - Sea-Tac, Washington
ConQuest NW: January 16-18th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Confilkt: January 30-February 1, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Eugene Games Gala: January 30-February 1, 2009 - Eugene, Oregon
Beyond Con: February 6th-8th, 2009 - Gig Harbor, Washington
Gotta Con: February 6th-8th, 2009 - Victoria, BC Canada
Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival: February 7th, 2009 - Seattle, WA
Game Design Expo: February 7th-8th, 2009 - Vancouver, BC Canada
Radcon: February 13-15, 2009 - Pasco, Washington
Dak-Kon XIV: February 28th - March 2nd, 2009 - Courtenay, BC Canada
Northwest Festivals & Events Conference: March 1-3rd, 2009 - Ocean Shores, Washington
Anime Oasis EVO: March 12-15, 2009 - Boise, Idaho
The Joy of Modeling: March 14th, 2009 - Vancouver, Washington
GameStorm: March 26th-29th, 2009 - Vancouver, Washington
Edmonton Collectible Toy & Comic Show: March 29th, 2009 - Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Stargate SG-1 Atlantis Convention: April 2-5th, 2009 - Burnaby, BC Canada
Emerald City Comic Con: April 4-5th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Norwescon: April 9-12th, 2009 - SeaTac, Washington
Sakura-Con: April 10-12th, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo: April 25th-26th, 2009 - Calgary, Alberta Canada
Washington Cultural Congress: April 27-29th, 2009 - Leavenworth, Washington
UFO Fest: May 15-16th, 2009 - McMinnville, Oregon
Zompire: May 15-17th, 2009 - Portland, Oregon
Miscon May 22-25th, 2009, Missoula, Montana
Spokane Comicon May 30th, 2009, Spokane, Washington
Anime Evolution: June 12th-14th, 2009 - Vancouver, BC Canada
SpoCon: July 31st - August 2nd, 2009, Spokane, Washington
Fandemonium: August 7th-9th, 2009 - Boise, Idaho
Steam-Con: October 23rd-25th, 2009 - Sea-Tac, Washington
September 26-28, 2008
We still have some rooms left, we have expanded the room block four times, and if you want to book, now is the time to do so, just a reminder however, our block closes on September 6th, 2008.
The Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 South 176th Street
Seattle, Washington 98188 USA
Group Code: rairaia
Our Fursuit floor is now full, if you sent in a request, before today, we should be able to accommodate you, however we do have a waiting list for those who are still interested in being on the fursuit floor, if you are please Contact us at http://www.rainfurrest.com/contact.p
Our Event Schedule is now Online, please visit it at http://rainfurrest.com/events.php
Thank you all for booking your pre-registrations! Current preregistrations are far greater than anticipated, and we've gladly had to increase our expected attendance even more than we thought! It's great to see so many furs as excited about attending as we are!
We've been working to make this convention a memorable one, including some freebees just for weekend attendance... But shhh.. It's a surprise!
Remember, preregistration helps us to get a better idea of attendance and gets a potentially cheaper price to boot! If you haven't preregistered yet, visit www.rainfurrest.com/reg.php to register. "Coach" registration is only $35 until September 13th!
We still have panels available for all Artists. Please visit our website for more information or to obtain registration forms.
Conbook is almost ready to go! After a last minute push for content we're buckling down and hashing out the details. We've got art from some big name artists, up coming names and new faces all in there. Along with some fresh new articles and stories, this year's conbook will be taking off with flight themed goodness.
To make it easier for people to share and see pictures of the convention, we have created a flickr group.
Please Visit our Website for More Information - http://www.rainfurrest.com
Friday, August 29, 2008
Septemer 10-14, 2008
Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH and the Vancity Theatre proudly present the first annual SPARK Animation Festival, September 10th to 14th, 2008.
Don't miss your chance to attend this fabulous 5-day animation festival with premiere screenings as well as panels and presentations from a world-class line-up of directors, animators and film-makers.
Featured guests include:
Ed Hooks (Acting for Animators), Paul Topolos (Pixar), Paul Harrod (Bent Image Lab), Markus Manninen & Alex Parkinson (DreamWorks), and the directors of Kung Fu Panda: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who: Jimmy Hayward & Steve Martino (Blue Sky Studios).
Limited seating is available at this uniquely intimate opportunity. All sessions are "à la carte" so you can mix and match, but be sure to book your seat early for this uniquely intimate opportunity!
Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH gives special thanks to the BC Innovation Council for their financial support of this event.
Go to www.siggraph.ca for more information and online ticket purchase.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
September 27th, 2008
Whatcom Community College Campus
Here is the guest list so far:
Clayton Crain – artist; "Ghost Rider" and "Spider-Man"
Darren Davis – writer/creator – "The 10th Muse"
Chad Hedler – writer; "Bartholomew of the Scissors and "Vincent Price Presents"
Jason Schultz – writer; "Missile to the Moon"
Tom Peyer – writer; DC Comics "The Flash"
Daniel Crosier – writer "Bartholomew of the Scissors"
Brandon Jerwa – writer; GI Joe and Battlestar Galactica
Jason Metcalf – artist; "Wrath of the Titans"
Ben Hansen - artist: Dependants
Levi - inker on Dependants
Carnell – writer; Fangoria
Michel Gange – artist/writer; "Zed" and "The Saga of Rex"
- Vintage Comics
- Lady Jaynes
- Jeffrey Itkin
- Art Institute Seattle
- Cyclops Unlimited
- Eric Burris
- Comic Evolution
- J Bruce Boagle
- Comics Dungeon
- Comics Place
- Ken Smith
- ZB Publications
- Rorschach Entertainment
- Whatcom Library and MORE SOON!
This years fest is proving to be bigger and better - Advance tickets just went on sale today and they are $15 - seats are limited to 370 seats so secure your tickets and order them today!
After September 15th, the tickets will be $20 - Tickets are available at www.revenantmagazine.com/Reven...ix.htm via Paypal. If you'd like to purchase your tickets via check or money order, just shoot us an e-mail and we will get you set up!
In addition, we are organizing a zombiewalk in Fremont on October 4th and we will update everyone with more details as they become available! We hope to see you all at the festival this year and remember to get your tickets now to save $5! Thanks for your time and please let me know if you have any questions.
EIC Revenant Magazine
Over the course of the weekend, AE 2009 will feature Q&A's and workshops with professional voice actors, directors, artists, animators and game developers. In addition, visitors can participate in a cultural festival, video screening & and live performances by DJ's, bands and improv actors. Attendees can also expect to see convention goers engaged in more unusual activities like an Anime-Idol competition, a and dramatic costume play - or "cosplay" - where anime fans don costumes representing anime characters and participate in a fashion show. The convention art gallery will be open to submissions from all AE 2009 attendees, and there
will be an "Artists' Alley" where visitors can buy and sell . A dealers area will also be available for attendees to purchase their , videos and other animation related items.
For more information on the event or to pre-register for a convention membership, please visit our website at www.animeevolution.com.
About Anime Evolution: Starting as a university video gathering in 1998, Anime Evolution morphed into full fledge convention on 2003. In our fifth year as a full convention, AE hopes to continue educating and entertaining fans of Asian popular culture. - (AE 2009) is primed to be Vancouver's premiere Asian entertainment event where industry and audiences interact directly in an informal setting. This three-day Japanese Animation Convention, expected to draw over 5,000 people, will bring together art, animation, video games, TV, film and music in a celebration of Asian
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Announcing the Tri-City Comic Com October 11th, 2008.
In conjunction with the convention Star Fleet International Region 5 will be having a leadership council for all chapters attending. The leadership council can be attended by all and will be held Saturday Morning 10 AM to noon. On Sunday we will have a departure breakfast for all. For advance ticket sales please contact me (davidlee@owt. com) or Nat (nt.saenz@gmail. com) for support in this action. If you have any questions or need additional information please let me know.
TC3 Events & Activities Our events will include;
* Comic Book Artists & Guests,
* Media Guests, (Confirmed - Actor/ Director/ Musician Tim Russ)
* Exhibitor Hall & Dealers Room,
* Tri-City Independent- Fan Film Festival, (Awards winning short films from around the world)
* Special Screenings
o Star Trek Of Gods and Men
o Dead Gentleman Productions – Gamers II: Dorkness Rising
* 'William Lloyd Cooper' Scholarship Fund for Imagination, (Scholarships to be given to inspiring artists and film makers)
* Assorted Gaming Events. (Ranging from electronic, role playing, to tabletop)
TC3 convention prices;
Bronze Age Tickets - $10.00 – General admission
Silver Age Tickets - $25.00 – goodie bag and coupon for Tim Russ autograph (photo not included) Includes: Special goodie bag and Tim Russ autograph (Photos sold Separately)
Golden Age Tickets - $50.00 – All in one package that includes Tim Russ concert Includes: Special goodie bag and Tim Russ autograph, (Photos sold Separately) AND a Tim Russ music concert
Rooms available at the Red Lion Hotel (The convention location)
Red Lion Hotel
2525 North 20th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The Unofficial Pacific Northwest Transformers Fan and Collectors Convention, aka The Cybertronian Conference, better known as CybCon, is today. On Saturday, August 23rd, from 10am to 5pm at the King Oscar Motel and Convention Center in Tacoma at 8820 and 8726 South Hosmer, there will be a large hall full of dealers and tons of Transfan fun.
Please note that registration IS required, even if you intend to pay your entry fee at the door. If you are not registered, you will not be allowed into the event. If you plan to come, it's best to pay in advance to save $5 per person off the door charge. Pre-payments are due by August 16th and are $10/attendee or $30/dealer. At the door, prices are $15/attendee or $35/dealer. Remember, this includes entry to the event as well as lunch of pizza or sandwiches and pops. You even get a couple tickets for raffle/door prizes.
If you haven't been to CybCon in the past, then you owe it to yourself to come. If you've been to past event, then you'll be happy to know that our formula has not changed. It's the same show you know and love to come to every year.
For more information, please see: http://www.ggaub.com/tf/cybcon2k8.html
2nd ANNUAL COMIC BOOK CONVENTION TAKES OVER BELLINGHAM
The tremendous success of last year's comic book convention has made Bell-Con Washington's 2nd largest comic book and pop-culture convention, second only to Emerald City in Seattle. This year's convention will take place on September 27th on the Whatcom Community College campus. As always, we are bringing some of the top comic book talent to Bellingham, such as Clayton Crain (Spider-Man), Jason Metcalf (Wrath if the Titans), Brandon Jerwa (GI JOE, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), Tom Peyer (STAR WARS), as well as local writer Carnell (FANGORIA MAGAZINE), and Darren G. Davis (10th MUSE, LEGEND OF ISIS). Local artist Ben Hansen will present a Bell-Con Exclusive of his new book THE DEPENDENTS.
The convention will feature a variety of games, contests, and prizes, including a HeroClix tournament hosted by WizKids and a costume contest sponsored by the SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE. A raffle will be held every hour with prizes worth at least $100 in value from Sony, BCI Eclipse, Merch-Bot, Legend Films and Liberation Entertainment. In addition, there will be door prizes from Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Bluewater Comics and Top Cow.
Publishers and retailers from across Washington and Oregon will be attending the convention this year, including local retailers and businesses like KISM, Merch-Bot, The Comics Place, Camcord @ Large and many more.
The Music Festival portion, which runs throughout the day of the convention, will be sponsored by What's Up Magazine and will feature hot local artists like Hot Roddin Romero's.
The English Department at Whatcom Community College will be sponsoring the event. During the Spring Quarter of 2009, the college will be launching a new Graphic Novel Literature course taught by instructor Chad Helder. In addition to the English Department, the Bellingham Library System will also be on-hand to participate in the celebration and promote the role of comics books as a step to literacy.
This year, we are extending the schedule beyond the day of the convention. On Thursday the 25th at 7:00 pm, we will launch the festivities with a comic book signing at Village Books for "Bartholomew of the Scissors," the new Bluewater comic from writer Chad Helder and artist Daniel Crosier. That same evening, we will hold a 9:30 screening at The Pickford Cinema sponsored by Camcord@Large for the colorized debut of "Last Man on Earth" from Legend Films, which stars Vincent Price. The film will be followed by a Q&A with "Vincent Price Presents" comic book team. On Friday the 26th, we will hold a special comic book art show at the Whatcom Museum, featuring the work of Daniel Crosier.
"Our main focus is to make this a lot of fun for people of all ages," says Darren Davis, convention promoter. "I've always believed in giving back to the community. With our annual comic book camp and now with this convention we hope to continue that tradition. We had over 1,500 people at the last convention – so we needed to up the production this year."
For more information and updates, go to www.myspace.com/bellcon2007 or call Bluewater Productions at 360-778-1033.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Over a month has gone by since our first update and we have... wait
for it... TWENTY new creators that we've added to the 2009 show!
We'll begin with MIKE MIGNOLA, the award-winning creator of Hellboy
and the B.P.R.D. in addition to his long career working on properties
from Batman to Wolverine to Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser (a personal
Another creator whose work has been recently turned in to film is , co-creator and artist of 30 Days of Night. Lately, he's
even better known as the creator/writer/ artist of his own and Welcome To Hoxford series.
Those two creators are making their first appearance and so are the
writer/artist duo of the popular Tiny Titans series, ART BALTHAZAR
is a founding member of Image Comics, creator of
Youngblood and he helped create Cable, Deadpool and the New Mutants
BOB LAYTON is one of the best-known and beloved artists to have ever
worked on Iron Man, while KHOI PHAM is a newcomer who has been making
a name for himself lately working on Incredible Herc and Mighty
Indy sensations ALEX ROBINSON (Too Cool To Be Forgotten),
(Grrl Scouts, Clerks), DAVE CROSLAND (Everybody's Dead) and SCOTT
MORSE (Wall*E, Magic Pickle) will all be keeping it fresh at the show.
DAVE JOHNSON creates striking covers for 100 Bullets and Punisher
every month, while BRANDON PETERSON is known for illustrating such
books as Ultimate Vision and Ultimate Extinction.
Returning again to the show are Uncanny X-Men artist MIKE CHOI,
Elephantmen creator & writer RICHARD STARKINGS, artist
ERIC CANETE and Secret Invasion: Home Invasion writer IVAN BRANDON.
Speaking of Secret Invasion, GREG HORN has been creating beautiful
covers to tease the entire series over the last year, in addition to
his huge body of cover work for Marvel.
Well, that should about cover it - I'll be back with more updates
soon. BTW, if you are interested in exhibiting at the show, please
check the website as we are now accepting applications!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Corflu is an annual convention of fanzine fans. Corflu typically moves its venue from year to year. The name Corflu is derived from CORrection FLUid, a substance in much demand during the low-tech, pre-computer days of fanzines.
$129.00 per night for a King or a Double
$159.00 per night for Junior Suites
Mention Corflu 26 to get these rates.
Reservations: (M-F 9-5 Pacific Daylight Time)
Attending (includes banquet): $65 US, £35 UK and European. Supporting
(receives special publication): $20 US, £10 UK.
US Mailing address: Corflu Zed, c/o S. Tompkins, P.O. Box 25075,
Seattle, WA 98165. Checks payable to Denys Howard.
UK Mailing address: Post to Claire Brialey, 59 Shirley Rd., Croydon,
Surrey, CR0 7ES. Checks payable to Claire Brialey.
We don't have PayPal set up yet, but we will.
More information can be found at <http://www.corflu.org>. You can contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via snailmail at the above addresses.
We look forward to seeing you at the convention. Meanwhile, pub your ish!
Chair, Corflu Ze
Sunday, August 3, 2008
This summer, hundreds of the world’s leading bloggers, podcasters, and tech-savvy enthusiasts will once again descend upon the city of Seattle, Washington. The eighth Gnomedex conference is generating buzz in the blogosphere, which underscores our reason to produce it. Indeed, we will once again become the crossroads between producers and observers, between users and developers.