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Guide to Superhero Comics: Part 2: Avengers Books, Iron Man, Thor, Young Avengers, Spider-Man,

Good comic advice.
From Comicbookgirl19 and pals.

I know, shared tastes makes a person biased. I admit it, I am biased. I hope you are too. All of these comic book recommendations were spot on.

Comic Book Conventions, Pop Culture Conventions, Horror Conventions, and Steampunk Gatherings!


Wondercon: MARCH 29-31, 2013
Anaheim Convention Center

800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
Friday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

C2E2-Chicago-comic-and-entertainment-expoC2E2: April 26-28, 2013.

What is C2E2?

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Bringing the best of popular culture to Downtown Chicago, C2E2’s show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen!

gaslight gathering steampunk convention in san diego

May 3-5 2013: Gaslight III: The Expedition in San Diego, CA – http://www.gaslightgathering.org/

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Then we have MY BABY!  MY LOVE!! COMIC CON: JULY 17-21, 2013

Comic-Con International: San Diego hits the San Diego Convention Center in 2013, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 17, with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:30AM – 7:00PM  Sunday: 9:30AM – 5:00PM

2013 marks the 44th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular art convention.  Neil Gaiman is showing up too!

AUGUST
August 30 – September 2 2013: Dragoncon in Atlanta, GA – http://dragoncon.org/
APE alternative press expo from the same folks that brung you the san diego comic conAPE: WHEN AND WHERE?  Huh, I guess they are still working on that.

the old school recreation of early comic cons, Comic Fest in San DiegoSan Diego Comic Fest: Oct 4-6, 2013

The Fest will once again be at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center and will be held October 4-6, 2013.  I went to the first one and it was SO COOL!  Uber casual and a fun mix of people, mostly old-timers, there to happily fill in any gaps you have in your pop-culture brain-based database.

NEw york comic con in2013October 10-13, 2013 The NY Comic Con
East Coast Geeks represent.
Stan Lee's Comikaze, elvira's comikaze

Comikaze: November 1-3, 2013


Los Angeles’ largest pop-culture convention, owned by comic legend Stan Lee and Horror icon, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and a few other crazy and creative people. Right there in downtown LA.!

 

What is DesignerCon? Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art! DesignerCon 2013: November 9th AND 10th, 2013

Munky Kingexclusive vinyl toy

What is DesignerCon?

Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art! Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
The exclusive vinyl toy figure shown is Luke Chueh’s Target (edition of 1000), totally and instantly sold out and was available only at D-Con on November 3rd, 2012

Long-Beach-comic-and-horror-convention 2013Long Beach Horror and Comic Con: Nov 23-24, 2013

Another cool con to attend.  Very nicely attended mix of comics, sci-fi, cosplay and the other usual delights.

 

Oh snap, there is a SLEW of Steampunk Cons

Let me just swipe THIS comprehensive list from steampunkis.org and I will chrohnocologicalizationize it later.

FEBRUARY
February 1-3 2013: TempleCon in Warwick, RI – http://templecon.org/13/
February 15-17 2013: ConDFW XII in Addison, TX – http://www.condfw.org
February 15-17 2013: The Wicked Faire in Somerset, NJ – www.wickedfaire.com
February 22-24 2013: AnachroCon 2013 in Atlanta, GA – http://www.anachrocon.com/

MARCH
March 8-10 2013: Wild Wild West SteamPunk Convention  in Tucson, AZ – http://www.wildwildwestcon.com
March 8-10 2013: All-Con 2013 in Addison, TX – http://all-con.org/
March 29-31 2013: Steampunk at Gettysburg: Rewind Time in Gettysburg, PA – http://www.steampunkatgettysburg.com

APRIL
April 12-14 2013: Steampunk Industrial Revolution in Nashau, NH – http://www.steamrevolution.com/
April 19-20 2013: Arcadian Clockwork in San Antonio, Tx – http://www.sanvaonline.com
April 26-28 2013: Steampunk Empire Symposium in Cincinnati, OH – http://www.steampunksymposium.com/symposium-2013-2/

MAY
May 4 2013: Aeolo Expo (& Anniversary Gala) Marshall, TX – http://cmcd003.wix.com/aeoloexpo
May 3-5 2013: Gaslight III: The Expedition in San Diego, CA – http://www.gaslightgathering.org/
May 10-12 2013: Louisianime: Steampunk Soiree in Lafayette, LA – http://www.louisianime.com
May 11-12 2013: Watch City Festival – City wide Steampunk Festival in Waltham, MA – http://internationalsteampunkcitywaltham.org/
May 17-19 2013: The Steampunk Worlds Fair in Piscataway, NJ – http://steampunkworldsfair.com/
May 24-26 2013: Comicpalooza 2013 in Houston, TX – http://www.comicpalooza.com/
May 24-26 2013: Up In The Aether: The Convention in Detroit/Dearborn, MI – http://upintheaether.com/
May 31-June 2 2013: Akon 24 in Dallas, TX –  http://a-kon.com/

JUNE
June 23 2013: Steam On Queen in Toronto, ON – http://steamonqueen.ca/
June 21-13 2013: Ancient City Con in Jacksonville, FL – http://www.ancientcitycon.com/ (Reportedly adding a Steampunk track this year)

JULY
*  July 12-14 2013: An Eclectic Affair Con in Urbana, IL – http://www.facebook.com/AnEclecticAffair
July 26-28 2013: Salt City Steamfest in Layton, UT – http://www.saltcitysteamfest.com
July 27-28 2013: Steamstock in Richmond, CA – http://www.steamstock.org/

AUGUST
August 30 – September 2 2013: Dragoncon in Atlanta, GA – http://dragoncon.org/

SEPTEMBER
September 13-14 2013: Skybourne Autumnal Masquerade Ball in Dallas, TX – http://www.skybourne.com/

OCTOBER
October 4-6 2013: FenCon X in Dallas, TX – http://fencon.org/
October 25-27 2013: Steamcon V: Around the World in Bellevue, WA – http://www.steamcon.org
October 31-November 3 2013: Teslacon 4: The Congress of Steam in Middleton, WI – http://www.teslacon.com

NOVEMBER
November 1-2 2013: Emerald City Steampunk Expo in Wichita, KS – http://emeraldcitysteampunkexpo.com/
November 1-3 2013: OctopodiCon in Norman, OK – http://octopodicon.org

Day- almost, Tues July 19

everyone loves comic con in san diego

San Diego Comic Con 2011!

The beginning of San Diego’s coolest time and hottest weather.

The streets are filled with installers, enormous murals appear overnight, saucy Ukrainian pedicab drivers careen through the streets, and buildings with or without tenants become offsite experiences to accompany “the Con”.  The Convention Center glows from the creative energy inside and the event that everyone, even the douchiest of the jocks, is getting an energetic buzz from the sudden influx of new energy.

I have a space down here and it is always pretty cool, but right now it’s one of the coolest in the world.

Aah, Geek Love.

On the flip side, the restrooms in the Convention Center are already unbearable.  Really? We can send a man to the moon, but we can’t properly ventilate nerd droppings?