Monthly Archives: February 2014

MARSCON, March 7 – 9 2014 – The SoulGeek Con Blog



March 7 – 9 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Bloomington – Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55439

The SoulGeek Con Blog Presents: MARSCON! A fan-run science fiction convention, MarsCon is for all ages held every March in the Twin Cities area. At MarsCon you’ll find panel discussions, parties, guest of honor presentations, music of many kinds, our art show, film/anime room, science room, dealers room, charity auction, and masquerade. The Dementia track is virtually a con in itself. Mix and mingle with a few hundred of your favorite fanish friends at MarsCon!

Guests of Honor:

Actor: J. G. Hertzler — General (later Chancellor) Martok on ST:DS9, Author: Esther FriesnerArtist: Mickie Erickson, Costumer: Rae Lundquist, Fan Group: IKV RakeHell, Music: Henry Phillips, Prop Masters: Dave Duca & Michael Glielmi, Science Guest: Bridget Landry of NASA’s JPL




February 28  - March 2 2014
2 Guelph
Ontario, Canada

The SoulGeek Con Blog Presents: THE CANADIAN HAUNTED ATTRACTION CONFERENCE! If you operate a haunted attraction or similar event; work, volunteer, or are otherwise employed at a seasonal event; are a horror, paranormal, or Halloween fanatic; or an FX artist, including Face & Body Art, this event is for you.

Special Guests:

Naomi Grossman (Pepper from American Horror Story), Allen Hopps (Haunt Guru and Owner of Stillbeast Studios), John Miglore (Day of the Dead), Monstermatt Patterson (Horror Comic Artist)

WILD WILD WEST STEAMPUNK CONVENTION III, March 7th – 9th, 2014 – The SoulGeek Con Blog


March 7th – 9th, 2014
Old Tucson, Arizona

The SoulGeek Con Blog presents: THE WILD WILD WEST STEAMPUNK CONVENTION III.  America’s first and only Steampunk convention and festival that takes place in a western-themed town. After incredibly successful events in 2011 and 2013, we’re very excited to make this year’s convention larger then ever before!

Our event is within Old Tucson, a famous movie studio and amusement park built in 1939. For the weekend of March 7-9, 2014, Old Tucson is transforming into the world’s only Western-style Steampunk Theme Park!

Concerts, street performers, special events, panels, workshops, rides, games, and much more are here for your enjoyment!

Special Guests:

Kato (Steampunk Model and Fashion Designer), Thomas WillefordSteampunk Boba Fett (John Strangeway), The League of Supremely Evil Revolutionaries (L.O.S.E.R. ), Airship IsabellaSarah Hunter (aka Lady Clankington), Muffy Morrigan (Author and Panelist), David Lee Summers, (Author, Editor, Astronomer and Panelist), Erin Lausten (Author and Archaeologist), David Grasse (Author and Historian), Eddie Louise (Author), Brian Kesinger (Artist), John Floyd (the Gentleman Robot), and many more!

  • Thomas Willeford
  • Steampunk Boba Fett (John Strangeway)
  • The League of Supremely Evil Revolutionaries (L.O.S.E.R. )
  • Airship Isabella
  • Sarah Hunter (aka Lady Clankington), Steampunk Model
  • Muffy Morrigan, Author and Panelist
  • David Lee Summers, Author, Editor, Astronomer and Panelist
  • Erin Lausten, Author and Archaeologist
  • David Grasse, Author and Historian
  • Eddie Louise, Author
  • Brian Kesinger, Artist
  • John Floyd, the Gentleman Robot


QUINNI-CON, Mar 1st-2nd, 2014 – The SoulGeek Con Blog


March 1 -2, 2014
Quinnipiac University’s
York Hill Campus
305 Sherman Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

The SoulGeek Con Blog Presents: QUINNI-CON!  A celebration of art, film, food, music, dance, and Japanese culture. There are many different events at the convention that range from a café to movie screenings and guest speakers to dances. The whole purpose of the convention is to bring people of all ages together to have a great time, make friends, and try something different!

Special Guests:

Mike Pollock (Voice Actor: TMNT, Sonic X, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, Astonishing X-Men) Chris Patton (Voice Actor: Soul Eater, Full Metal Panic, FMA, Ghost Stories), Jessi Nowack (Voice Actress/Parody writer: Dark Swamp, Pokemon ‘Bridged, Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Attack on Titan Abridged, Epic Wub Time, TOME), Michael Hecht (Voice Actor: Pokemon “Bridged, Dark Swamp, Lord Slug Abridged), Jerry Pakalinsky (Voice Actor/Writer: Pokemon ‘Bridged, Dark Swamp, Dragon Ball Z Abridged, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged), Nick Lizzo (YouTube content creator: Code MENT, None Piece), Rusty Gilligan (Actor, Writer, Artist, Professional Wrestler), Jim Taylor (Comic Artist: One Shot Press, Illustration Studios, Trinity Comics, etc.), Crunk Witch (Electronic Rock Music)

GOTTACON, Feb 28th – Mar 2nd, 2014 – The SoulGeek Con Blog


February 28 – March 2, 2014
Victoria Conference Center
720 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC

The SoulGeek Con Blog presents: GOTTACON!  Victioria, BC, brings you it’s sixth annual gaming convention, Gottacon. The partners of GottaCon, Carson Upton, Evan Hatch, and Michael Lum, came together to host an event that has a little something for everyone. Tournaments in miniatures, collectible trading cards, role playing games, board games, and video games is just the beginning of what this con has to offer. If you’re looking for something more there are demonstrations, contests, discussion panels, a costume themed party, and a variety of exhibitors to explore and shop. If you are a gaming enthusiast, or even just a dabbler, and live in Victioria, BC or the surrounding areas, grab everyone you know and get to GottaCon!



RING OF FIRE CON, Feb 28th – Mar 2nd, 2014 – The SoulGeek Con Blog


Feb 28 – March 2, 2014
Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk
Hotel and Conference Center
5655 Greenwich Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

The SoulGeek Con Blog presents: RING OF FIRE CON!  Do you live near Virginia Beach, VA? Are you tired of this boring, blustery winter? Do you have any interest in Sci-fi? Fantasy? Anime? Games? Comics? Cosplay? Literature? Art? Music? Film? Yes!, you say? Then, Ring of Fire Convention is exactly where you need to be. What a fabulous weekend of schmoozing with Daleks, chilling with wizards, and chatting with a fairy tale characters it will be, and those aren’t even the actual events. 

What events, you say? A costume ball, panels and workshops, table top and video gaming and tournaments, art shows, concerts, and SO MUCH MORE!! Of course, we can’t forget all the special guests coming in just to hang out with you. (Yes, you!)

This years guest list:   Music Guest: DJ AAROCK, (American and Asian pop) Amy Howard Wilson (Star Blazers, The Rules of Being, Studio V.O.I.C.E.), Jim Berheimer (self publishing novelist), Shannon McRandle (model for Star Wars Customizable Card Game character Mara Jade), Mandalorian Mercs ( Star Wars costuming organization), Rebel Legion (Premiere Star wars Rebel costuming group), John Paladin (Former Disk Jockey, makeup artist on Star Trek), Agent RVA (EDM DJ), Steve White (novels Starfire, Blood of the Heroes, etc), Leona Wisoker (Science fantasy editor, teacher, blogger), J. G. Hertzler (Star Trek actor/voice actor, Six Feet Under), Cheralyn Lambeth (Costume designer), John F. Strangeway (Steampunk Boba Fett), Edward Fortner (Voice over artist, author, aspiring actor), Cuck Huber (Voice Actor for Dragon Ball Z, Soul Eater, YuYu Hakusho, One Piece, FMA, and more), Paranormal Science and Investigations, Tony Ruggiero (Novelist; Team of Darkness Decalssified Files), Uxi, BeckyTaka Cosplay, Lilith, Raining Neon, Chiara Scuro, Vartan Sharkpuncher, Aela Badiana and Wicked Hips, DizzyLizzy, Dave Lee (Cosplay Guests), Jessica (JM LEE (Novus Proprius Chronicles)


PLATTECON XXVII: Year of the Mafia, Feb 28th – Mar 2nd, 2014 – The SoulGeek Con Blog


February 28 – March 2, 2014
University of Wisconsin – Platteville Campus
Markee Pioneer Student Center

The SoulGeek con Blog presents: PLATTECON XXVII. Started in 1988, welcome to the first gaming convention in PlatteCon XXVII Southwest Wisconsin! With 24 years under it’s belt, you can bet when it comes to gaming they know how to roll. Are you looking for board games, role playing games, or collectible card games? They’ve got it ALL! And you, IT crowd, how about hooking up to a LAN party? Bring your energy drinks and get ready to play all weekend.

Anime will be playing throughout the convention’s operating hours if you need a break from the gaming events. Do you like dressing as a favorite character? Come in cosplay and receive extra door prize tickets for anyone who shows up in costume and a “people’s choice” costume contest for any gaming, anime, fantasy, or sci-fi costumes.

Artists & Guests:

Chris Radetzki ~ Coming back to PlatteCon for a second year, check out his steampunk props, clockwork jewelry, and custom combat lightsabers.

Mindy Germain ~ Creates 2D art, and known for sewing and knitting dice bags.

Terry Pravlet ~ Graphic Artist, an award winning RPG/CCG/Comic Book Illustrator who has done numerous works, including for DC, Image, Disney, Fantasy Flight Games, and many others.