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  1. [UPDATED] Members of Gamergate Planned to “Infiltrate” Calgary Expo to Actively Disrupt Panels, Calgary Expo Has Evicted Them

    You know, for a loosely defined group who's constantly claiming they don't have nefarious purposes, they sure do like casting themselves as the villain.

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  2. Star Wars Celebration Has Anti-Harassment And Cosplay Is Not Consent Signage And We Love Them For It

    We worked with convention organizer ReedPop earlier this past year on an anti-harassment policy for NYCC, and they've been awesomely implimenting it at cons across the country. Here's the wonderful signage at this weekend's Star Wars Celebration! Thanks for celebrating a safe and fun environment for all, ReedPop. We like you.

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  3. The Best And Brightest Cosplay at Fan Expo Vancouver 2015

    From April 3 to 5, fans packed the Vancouver Convention Centre for Fan Expo. In addition to a massive vendors room and artists' alley, visitors got the opportunity to check out "sketch duels" between comic artists like Pia Guerra and Sara Richard, geeky improv shows, and Q&A sessions with celebrities like Carrie Fisher, Jennifer Morrison and William Shatner. And of course, there was lots of cosplay.

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  4. San Diego Comic-Con Partnering With Lionsgate for New Online Video Channel

    In what The Hollywood Reporter consistently and frustratingly refers to as a "service aimed at fanboys" (okay), SDCC and Liongate are partnering up to deliver all fans a new vide0-on-demand service online.

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  5. John Green to Host Paper Towns Panel at This Year’s BookCon

    After hosting a hugely successful The Fault in Our Stars talk last year, Fox has announced that John Green will be returning to BookCon for a Paper Towns panel featuring clips from the upcoming movie.

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  6. For Your Convention Season: Con*Quest Journal

    The creators of Con*Quest Journal sent us one to try out and while I haven't been to a convention with it yet, I can highly recommend it for the avid con-goer.

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  7. Buzzfeed Looks at 21 #NonCompliant Members of the Comics Community

    What we talk about when we talk about NC.

    This year's ECCC featured a Being Non-Compliant panel with Kelly Sue DeConnick, Noelle Stevenson, Kate Leth, Erika Moen and Spike Trotman, but the bad-assery didn't end there--Buzzfeed's Kirk Damato took to the floor to talk to creators, professionals, and fans about what being non-compliant means to them.

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  8. ECCC’s “Being Non-Compliant” Panel Brought The Bad-Ass Women Of The Comics Internet Together, And It Was Beautiful

    Don't tell me to smile.

    It's safe to say I've never felt more at home during a con than I did at Emerald City Comicon's "Being Non-Compliant" panel. I alternated between laughing so hard my sides hurt, to crying real, actual tears, and I did it all while listening to a line-up of bad-ass women in comics who are making the world a better place for all of us. Rock on.

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  9. Incredible Girl Presents: Geeks and Kink at Emerald City Comicon

    Because the same people that go to Comic Con go to Dom Con.

    "What's this weird connection between fans of Star Trek, S&M, and the Renaissance Faire?" - Margaret Cho, Notorious C.H.O. This is the question I wanted to explore when I brought my panel, "Incredible Girl Presents: Geeks and Kink" to Emerald City Comiccon this past weekend.

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  10. What It’s Like Attending Emerald City Comicon As A Family

    Because bringing the fam to a con is a whole different thing.

    I learned a number of things when our little family of geeks travelled across to Emerald City this year - and some of these things might even be relevant to you. Come hold hands and enter the realm of the large green Comicon. I’ve been to events like this before so this wasn’t my first con, but it was my first Emerald City. It was a positive experience, and I’ll be going again for sure, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have pitfalls - and some of those are literal.

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  11. Emerald City Comicon: Proposals Are Magic

    A proposal that would melt the heart of every pony.

    If you go to enough conventions, they all start to blur together. But sometimes, something special happens that makes one particular convention stand out. For me, that moment was a guy using My Little Pony-inspired art to express his feelings to his lady love at Emerald City Comicon.

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  12. The Very Best Things The Mary Sue Saw At Emerald City Comicon 2015

    So. Much. Goodness.

    Emerald City Comicon was such a blast! Both myself and Teresa were on-site for TMS, and there were so many great things to do and see that it was hard to narrow them all down to just this one gallery. But that's what we've done, so share in our excitement!

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  13. Our Very Favorite Moments And Cosplay From CoastCon 2015

    One of the Gulf Coast's longest running conventions, CoastCon, is a volunteer-run organization with a focus on community in fandom that's been around for more than 35 years. Many of the attendees at CoastCon have been faithfully coming out for years, and that makes this con feel vastly different from, say, a Wizard World convention.

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  14. What Indiana’s Laws And GenCon’s Response Means For All Of Us

    Corporations are people. It’s what is called ‘legal fiction,’ a conceit that somehow we’ve all been signed on to without having a say in the matter. Of course corporations are not real people, but are allowed to act as such under certain circumstances, warping law, capitalism, and democracy in the process. They have rights without responsibilities, free speech but far more political power than a citizen. It’s a bit like giving a four year old a chainsaw.

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  15. Gen Con Responds to Indiana Passing “Religious Freedom” Bill, Moving Ahead With Discussions to Leave the State

    What Would Leslie Knope Do?

    After Indiana passed a heinous "Religious Freedom" Bill yesterday allowing business owners to deny same-sex couples service, Gen Con CEO and founder Adrian Swartout issued a letter to Con attendees promising that "discussions, whether to remain in Indy or move elsewhere, have begun" in light of the hateful new law.

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  16. David Tennant Helps a Fan Get a Date, Talks His Favorite Part of Being the Doctor, Is the Greatest

    The man who makes people everything better.

    David Tennant recorded this adorable video to help a fan ask a girl out at Wizard World Comic Con, because that's just the kind of guy he is. She said yes, because how could you say no to that face?

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  17. Vote Now For The Winner Of The Mary Sue and Calgary Expo’s Ultimate Cosplay Contest!

    SO. MUCH. TALENT.

    You've submitted your entries for The Mary Sue and Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo's Ultimate Cosplay Contest, and the finalists have been chosen! And whoa are they ever amazing!

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  18. Australia’s Supanova Convention Decides to Keep Firefly’s Adam Baldwin as a Guest Despite Outcry

    After weeks of controversy and debate, Supanova Pop Culture Expo has released a statement saying Firefly actor Adam Baldwin will remain a guest at their upcoming June shows.

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  19. Ohayocon 2015: It’s Snowing, and I Just Can’t Let It Go

    Sara's top 6 favorite things from Ohayocon 2015!

    Ohayocon 2015 was held from January 31st to February 1st at the Hyatt Regency and the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, OH. This was the 15th year for the convention, which has been growing in attendance and popularity since it began back in 2001. The word "Ohayo" in Japanese means "good morning," and because the convention is held in Ohio, the name of the convention itself is an exercise in subtlety and cleverness.

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  20. NYC’s First LGBTQ Comic Con Now Has a Date and Classy-as-Heck Venue!

    Pride Month is going geeky.

    Drumroll, please.

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