New Genre Convention coming to Maryland in 2012
While this convention has just been announced, it already features an exciting selection of guests and events sure to be a big hit with its attendees. Special guest Greg LaRocque will be in attendance. LaRocque is best known for his work on The Flash, but has worked for both Marvel and DC as well as being a fixture on the indie comic scene. Several indie Comic publishers have signed on as well, such as; PLB Comics, 21st Century Sandshark Studios, Underground Comixxx, Faithstar Comics, and more. Along with meeting guests, attendees will have access to Anime screenings in a real theater all day long, panels happening every hour, a costume contest with prizes, competition in video game tournaments and much more, all included in the cost of admission.
Held on the campus of The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Fan Con boasts more advanced facilities than most smaller cons could have access to. Within the Student Services Center where the convention will be held is a full movie theater for screenings and costume contest, several large meeting rooms with full A\V support for panels, a separate space dedicated to video game tournaments featuring giant pull down screens and plenty of room for both players and spectators. And of course there is a large convention floor for vendors, artists and guests. And as an added bonus, real food will be available, prepared by the college’s culinary arts dept.
The Eastern Shore Fan Con is being presented by UMES student group A.C.T.I.O.N. Anime in conjunction with PLB Comics as a way to promote the comics and anime industries and the independent creators involved in them. UMES has one of the only degreed sequential arts programs at a public university in the US, and members of that department will be on hand to speak with perspective students.
Because this convention has just been announced there is still space for vendors, guests and artists to exhibit. For any questions, to reserve your space or for press inquiries please contact James Dufendach at [email protected]