Monday, November 12, 2012

Cincy ComiCon Seeks to Connect Creators With Fans

People attend conventions for different reasons. Many want to have have a commission done by their favorite artist, some want to meet their childhood hero, whomever that may be, and others want to make industry contacts so they can get a foot in the door. For some, it's all of the above. I find it exciting when I get a notice about a new convention being organized because I think that it's just another opportunity for fans to be able to interact with their favorite actors and artists. It appears that a new convention in Cincinnati, the CincyComiCon is promising just that.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cincinnati Comic Expo to be bigger and better in 2013

The beginning of November has brought lots of convention news around the area and today's news comes from Cincinnati Comic Expo. On the convention's Facebook page, organizers have stated they are challenging themselves to make the 2013 convention even bigger than it was in 2012. 6,000 attendees flocked to Duke Energy Convention Center in September to see over 200 artists, vendors, and exhibits. The convention this year included a Geek Prom, Kid Con, Jedi training, and demonstrations from Jason David Frank. After a very successful con in 2012, organizers have a big task ahead of them to supersede this year's success.

"We promise that 2013 looks to be the best year yet for CCE with some great guests already attending, first time attending comic publishers, popular media guests, and the best vendors and retailers a comic show could ask for!"

CCE began in 2010 as a pop culture convention with an emphasis on comic books. 2013 will begin with a Preview Night on Friday and continue with extended convention hours on both Saturday and Sunday. The event will include a costume contest and the return of Kid Con. 

Duke Energy Convention Center, Hall A
525 Elm Street  
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Friday, September 13, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Be sure to check back with Kentucky Geek Girl for more convention news!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Mr. Homn is coming to LCTC in 2013!

And then a voice said, "Natasha, not everyone is going to know who that is." Okay... Lurch is coming to Lexington Comic and Toy Convention in 2013! That's right, Carel Struyken, who played Lurch in The Addams Family and Addams Family Values, is the latest Media Guest added to the line-up for the sophomore LCTC. Struyken also appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation as Mr. Homn, the manservant of Betazoid Ambassador Lwaxana Troi, the mother of Counselor Deanna Troi.

Struyken portrayed Homn on five episodes of TNG and gave a commanding performance, though the character was more or less mute, save for one line in the episode "Haven" in which he said, "Thanks for the drinks." Homn seemed to have a high tolerance for alcohol. Lwaxana also accused him of having "outrageously lustful thoughts." Of course, Lwaxana also made accusations that would make most blush, so who knows if she was truly able to read Homn's thoughts. Regardless, Struyken was one of my favorite TNG and it's so great that he's going to be a guest at LCTC!

It's kind of funny, Struyken played Lurch in the film adapatations of the classic series The Addams Family, and he joins Felix Silla who was Cousin Itt in the original series! Silla also played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi, of which Struyken also has a connection; he played Terak, the antagonist of Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. (One of my favorites, btw!) 

This is super exciting! Carel Struyken has been a part of some fantastic aspects of popular culture and it's great to have him joining Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams, Margot Kidder, and the other fantastic guests that will be appearing at Lexington Comic and Toy Convention on Saturday, March 16, 2013 and Sunday, March 17, 2013. 

Lexington Convention Center, Heritage Hall
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507
Saturday, March 16, 2012 10am-6pm 
Sunday, March 17, 2012   10am-4pm


22.50 in advance
$30.00 at the door! 
VIP admission - $45.00 in advance
Kids under 10 are always FREE!