March has begun and while I seem to be the only one shaking my head at how fast February flew by, I am struck by how fast AllCon is approaching!
Imagine this, a 3-day street faire where a person could sample and participate in the finest content that many different communities and conventions have to offer. All-Con fills 3 halls, 3 suites, 6 panel rooms, a performance room, a tiered seating projection room, and 3 ballrooms with exhibits, workshops, discussions, game shows, performances, and competitions. The selection of activities changes every hour from the start of the day until 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
All-Con offers the core structure expected of most conventions. The vendor room and exhibit halls have 80 booths and tables. There is an art show gallery which also has a live auction event. With over 200 different choices to offer in one weekend, All-Con has a set of headlining features around which the convention is constructed each year.
What’s the big pull this year?
Well, there’s the fact that we are not only hosting a Speed Dating panel on Friday at 10pm, but we are also hosting our first discussion panel Saturday at 7pm! What’s the topic? Theories surrounding several unanswered questions about the characters in A Song of Ice and Fire (the Game of Thrones series for some of ya not aware the series has a name). Other big panels include Naked Girls Reading (moderated by Taffeta Darling), cosplay/weapon tutorials galore, competitions to test your geek cred for awesome prizes, the Miss Star Wars Pageant, and let’s not forget the awesome NeitherNoir photo booth! There’s even an open casting call by the folks at Almost Nerdy in case you bring your acting chops.
Maybe you’re not a panel goer, and instead opt for snaggin’ autographs and photo ops? Voice actor Stephen Stanton (Clone Wars, Pink Five), animator Terry Naughton, actress Marilyn Ghigliotti (Clerks, Alien Armageddon), actor Tim Taylor (The Hunger Games), and more!
We hope to see you there!