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STOOGEFEST ST. LOUIS

  I don’t know where you’ll be this coming Saturday, but I will have my fanny parked at the Three Stooges Convention taking place in St. Charles, Missouri, which is near St. Louis. The event is taking place Saturday, N...
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Gotta give it to this guy for cleverness! A great interpretation of one of he characters from Narnia.

ARCHON 38

St. Louis’ long-running science-fiction convention, Archon, recently convened for edition #38 this past week-end. As someone who attended Archon #1 way back when, it had been a few years since I last attended an edition o...
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PULPFEST 2014

  Pulpfest 2014 has come and gone for another year, much to the delight of the over 600 attendees present for this annual event. Held the weekend of August 7-10, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio, Pulpfest celebrates all things relat...
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JERRY REUSS — BRING IN THE RIGHT-HANDER!

  Jerry Reuss worked the room like worked the batters he faced in his 22-year career as a major-league pitcher. Like a consummate pro. A crowd of over 200 gathered at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters a few nights ...
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J. Anthony Kosar puts some detail work on one of his critters. Kosar was the winnter of Season 4 of the make-up competition show, Face-Off.

SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE #3

  Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (SFAL) convened for its third edition this past weekend (May 9-11, 2014) at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. SFAL bills itself as ‘The Art Fair With a Sense of Wonder.’ Well, ...
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SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE

  Attention all fans in the Kansas City/Midwest United States area! Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (SFAL) convenes this weekend in Kansas City, Missouri. If you have even the most casual interest in fantasy art illustration, ...
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Relatively few pieces of original pulp illustrations have survived the ages. Here ne dealer displays his selection of vintage pulp, paperback and magazine illustrations. As you can imagine, prices were frightful!

WINDY CITY PULP AND PAPER CONVENTION

  There were dueling conventions in Chicagoland a couple of weekends ago. They were both very different, and both lots of fun. While comics fans were eating up C2E2 at McCormick Center, The Windy City Pulp and Paper Conven...
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The winter soldier himself, Captain America, was there to greet fans as they entered the meeting hall.

C2E2 — CHICAGO’S ‘COMICS’ COMICON #smefunhouse #c2e2

  The Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo — that’s C2E2 to us all — took place last weekend, April 25-27 in the Windy City. This was event #5 for the successful convention, and it drew thousands of ex...
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Two outre characters met up at Wizard World this past weekend. The villainous Joker and the heroic Beast put their heads together for convention photographers.

WIZARD WORLD ST. LOUIS 2014

A REVIEW OF WIZARD WORLD ST. LOUIS 2014   Well, well, well…. Wizard World St. Louis 2014 has finally come and gone. The much-ballyhooed traveling celebrity show rolled into St. Louis this past weekend for it’s ...
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Please don't ask me what the paper sack over the head of the Fantastic Four member means. I have no clue!

PART DEUX — PLANET COMICON, KANSAS CITY

    Yesterday, as you may recall, we recapped Planet Comicon Kansas City in a celebration of words and exclusive photos. But there was just too much great info and pix to cram into only one post. Conventions today hav...
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A group of 'femizons' took great delight in posing for fans. Even KC police working security couldn't resist snapping a pic or two!

PLANET COMICON, KANSAS CITY – PART ONE

  Kansas City’s Planet Comicon is one of the most rapidly-growing—and one of the best—Mid-West conventions being put on today. But simply labeling it a  ‘comicon’ is somewhat of a misnomer. S...
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This Hawkman/Hawkgirl team was one of the most impressive sights of the convention. Their wings flapped and medallions lit up, to the delight of attendees.

PROJECT COMICON 2013

Project Comicon 2013 is now history. The fourth edition of this St. Louis conclave took place September 21 & 22 at the Westport Sheraton Chalet. Project Comicon is one of the best-kept secrets among local conventions. It...
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I Dream of Jeannie co-star, Bill Daily, poses with MacKenzie Phillips at the Chicago Hollywood Show.

HOLLYWOOD SHOW CHICAGO

The Hollywood Show Chicago took place September 7-8, 2013 at the O’Hare Hilton Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. Fans came from all over the country to the event in hopes of meeting their favorite celebrity, among the 25+ guests in...
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Vintage pulp magazines of all varieties were available in the Dealer's Room at Pulpfest 2013.

PULPFEST 2013 COLUMBUS

PULPFEST 2013 Pulpfest 2013 #22 took place July 25-28 in Columbus, Ohio. The annual fan gathering drew several hundred devoted vintage-fiction fans from across the country. For you young ‘uns, pulps were comic-book-sized ...
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