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  • Monday, November 28, 2016
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Fall Kraken Con 2016 Report

    Our final con report of 2016 is from the fall edition of Kraken Con in Oakland, California. It was as great as ever, but there's no spring edition in 2017?! Watch and find out why.

    Also, we've got a full recording of the Fall Kraken Con 2016 Costume Contest that we hope you enjoy.

  • Saturday, November 26, 2016
  • 9:00 am PST

    AnimeCons TV Extras posted a new video

    AnimeCons TV Extras - Fall Kraken Con 2016 Costume Contest

    This is our recording of the Fall Kraken Con 2016 costume contest and awards presentation in Oakland, California.

    Our complete coverage of Fall Kraken Con 2016 can be found on AnimeCons TV.

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016
  • 9:00 am PST

    FanCons.com posted a new article

    FanCons.com Database Has Over 8,000 Conventions

    FanCons.com Database Has Over 8,000 Conventions

    Today, the FanCons.com convention database has passed the 8,000 convention mark. The database began in October 2003 as part of AnimeCons.com, but expanded beyond anime conventions with the creation of FanCons.com in early 2012.

    The 8,000th convention to be added was Anime Milwaukee 2017 which is scheduled to take place in February 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It will be Anime Milwaukee's tenth year.

    Although the database now has over 8,000 conventions, there are still a lot more out there. Any convention organizers who don't see their conventions listed can submit them. After the submission is reviewed for accuracy, the information will be added.

    The FanCons.com site also has a database of guests which recently hit 6,100 guests with the addition of Matt Smith. (No, not THAT Matt Smith, a different one...from Canada...who is probably not a time lord.)

    All of the data available through FanCons.com and its affiliated sites (including the new VideoGameCons.com site) has been painstakingly entered by hand by unpaid volunteers with an appreciation and love for conventions.

    Behind the scenes, FanCons.com and AnimeCons.com are currently in the process of being re-written from the ground up. The new sites will not only present an updated UI with a mobile-responsive interface and improve the functionality of some existing features such as the user-submitted convention rating system. The new sites will also offer

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016
  • 9:00 am PST

    FanCons.com posted a new article

    Wizard World May Run out of Money at the End of 2016

    Wizard World May Run out of Money at the End of 2016

    Bleeding Cool has reported that Wizard World's SEC filings were made yesterday and state that their cash on hand is "insufficient to fund its operations on a long term basis past December 31, 2016."

    The company previously reported a loss of $4.3 million for 2015 followed by the resignation of the CEO.

    In their new SEC filing, the company says they are running profitable shows in Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, Columbus, Portland, Nashville, Austin, Sacramento, Louisville, Minneapolis,

  • Monday, November 21, 2016
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - November 2016 Feedback

    Elizabeth responds to our final feedback episode of 2016 and explains how to get a list of cons on your Amazon Echo.

    Enable our FanCons.com Alexa Skill or AnimeCons.com Alexa Skill today!

    Leave us your feedback on our voice mail line at (762) ADEQUATE, that's (762) 233-7828.

  • Friday, November 18, 2016
  • 9:00 am PST

    FanCons.com posted a new article

    VideoGameCons.com Launches Complete Site Redesign

    VideoGameCons.com Launches Complete Site Redesign

    VideoGameCons.com, a site focused exclusively on video gaming conventions, has launched after completing a complete top-to-bottom redesign. In addition to a new mobile-responsive look, the back-end of the site has been completely re-written and updated.

    The site shares the same database as FanCons.com. FanCons.com will display all conventions, but VideoGameCons.com only displays conventions focused on video gaming and video game programming. Although many conventions have some kind of video gaming, particularly anime conventions, the conventions listed on VideoGameCons.com list video gaming as one of the primary focuses of their convention.

    The home page of VideoGameCons.com lists the three next conventions that have a primary focus on video games. This would include well known video gamer conventions like E3, PAX, and RTX.

    The Calendar section is where the meat of the site is. It has a list of future conventions worldwide, but users can view previous years or specific regions as well. A map feature lets users browse conventions plotted out on a map.

    The Archives section lists news and articles related to conventions. They're sorted into "News", "Articles", and "Blog Posts" categories.

    The Reports section lists convention reports from third-party sites. If you've written up a report on a video gaming convention, you can submit it here and it will be listed in this section and on the information page for that con.

    Additional new features are on the way, but the site...

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  • 9:00 am PST

    FanCons.com posted a new article

    Hear About This Week's Conventions With Amazon Alexa

    Hear About This Week's Conventions With Amazon Alexa

    FanCons.com announced today the release of an Alexa skill for users of the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, or other Alexa-enabled devices. Using the skill, Alexa will tell you what fan conventions are coming up this week as part of your flash briefing.

    You can enable the skill by finding the FanCons.com skill on Amazon.com and clicking "Enable Skill". You can also enable the skill by going to your Alexa app, selecting "Skills", searching for "FanCons.com", clicking the skill in the search results, and pressing the "Enable Skill" button.

    To hear it in action, just say, "Alexa, what's new?" or "Alexa, play my flash briefing." Alexa will play your flash briefings in the order set by your Alexa app. The FanCons.com skill will list all fan conventions taking place between today and a week from now as listed on FanCons.com.

    A second Alexa skill for AnimeCons.com has been submitted and is awaiting approval from Amazon. As you might expect, it will only list conventions with anime and manga programming as found on AnimeCons.com. Approval is expected in the next few weeks.

    At this time, Alexa's flash briefings are only available in the United States. When Amazon adds support for other countries, this skill will be available there.

    If any convention organizers want their convention to be included in the list when their convention approaches, all they have to do is make sure they're listed on FanCons.com by checking the convention listings and...

  • Monday, November 14, 2016
  • 12:00 pm PST

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - BlizzCon 2016 Report

    Fans of Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft II, and Hearthstone flocked to the 10th BlizzCon in Anaheim, California.

  • Wednesday, November 02, 2016
  • 9:50 pm PDT

    Back to the Predictions posted a new article

    Cubs Win World Series

    Cubs win World SeriesThe Chicago Cubs hadn’t won the World Series since 1908, so it was an amusing prediction to make in Back to the Future Part II in 1989 that they’d win the World Series in 2015.  They came close, but not quite after losing the 2015 National League Championship Series in a sweep.

    The Cubs came back in 2016 and dominated the season with the best record in baseball.  Entering the postseason, they advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1945, ten years before the events of the original Back to the Future film.

    Facing the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series, they were down 3 games to 1.  They managed to win the next three games to come back and make this Back to the Future prediction true…but one year late.

    Miami, on the other hand, was not so lucky. Their team didn’t make the playoffs.

  • Monday, October 31, 2016
  • 1:00 pm PDT

    AnimeCons TV posted a new episode

    AnimeCons TV - Another Anime Con 2016 Report

    Another anime con by the name of Another Anime Con was recently held in Manchester, NH and Movie Phone Guy was there to report back to us.