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Fan Conventions
Fan convention (also known as con or fan meeting), a term that predates 1942, is an event in which fans Fan commonly refers to: * Fan (machine) A fan is a powered machine A machine is any physical system with ordered structural and functional properties. It may represent human-made or naturally occurring device molecular machine that us ... of a particular topic gather to participate and hold programs and other events, and to meet experts, famous personalities, and each other. Some also incorporate commercial activity. Overview Fan conventions are traditionally organized by fans on a not-for-profit basis, though some events catering ''to'' fans are run by commercial interests for profit. Many conventions have award presentations relating to their genre (such as the Hugo Award The Hugo Award is an annual literary award for the best science fiction Science fiction (sometimes shortened to sci-fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction which typically deals wit ...
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a medium Medium may refer to: Science and technology Aviation *Medium bomber, a class of war plane *Tecma Medium, a French hang glider design Communication * Media (communication), tools used to store and deliver information or data * Medium of i ... used to express ideas with images, often combined with text or other visual information. It typically the form of a sequence of panels of images. Textual devices such as speech balloon Speech balloons (also speech bubbles, dialogue balloons, or word balloons) are a graphic convention used most commonly in comic books, comics, and cartoons to allow words (and much less often, pictures) to be understood as representing the speec ...s, captions Caption may refer to: *An element of comics where words appear in a separate box, see Glossary of comics terminology#Caption *Caption (comics convention), a small press and independent comic convention held annually in Oxford, England *Caption (law ..., and onomatopoeia ...
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1st World Science Fiction Convention
The First World Science Fiction Convention ( Worldcon) was held in the Caravan Hall in New York New York most commonly refers to: * New York City, the most populous city in the United States, located in the state of New York * New York (state), a state in the northeastern United States New York may also refer to: Film and television * New ... from July 2 to July 4, 1939, in conjunction with the New York World's Fair, which was themed as "The World of Tomorrow". The convention was later named "Nycon I" by Forrest J Ackerman Forrest James Ackerman (November 24, 1916 – December 4, 2008) was an American magazine editor; science fiction writer Some notable science fiction File:Imagination 195808.jpg, Space exploration, as predicted in August 1958 in the science .... The event had 200 participants. Participants The Guest of Honor at the first Worldcon was Frank R. Paul and the event was chaired by Sam Moskowitz Sam Moskowitz (June 30, 1920 – April 15, 1997) was an ...
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List Of Science Fiction Conventions
This is a list of notable science fiction conventions, as distinct from List of anime conventions, anime conventions, List of comic book conventions, comic book conventions, List of furry conventions, furry conventions, List of gaming conventions, gaming conventions, horror conventions, and List of multigenre conventions, multigenre conventions. In the "type" column, "general" means the entire science fiction and fantasy culture; "literature", "media", etc. modify that. Horror is indicated separately. {{Fandom Science fiction conventions, ...
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List Of Professional Wrestling Conventions
This is a list of professional wrestling conventions. History A professional wrestling Professional wrestling is a form of entertainment and performing art, which combines athletics with performance. It comprises of exhibitions, called 'matches', held by touring companies called Professional wrestling promotion, promotions, in ... fan convention Fan convention (also known as con or fan meeting), a term that predates 1942, is an event in which fans Fan commonly refers to: * Fan (machine) Sounds from a household fan. A fan is a powered machine A machine is a man-made device that u ... typically features a professional wrestling promotion A professional wrestling promotion is a company or business that regularly performs shows involving professional wrestling. "Promotion" also describes a role which entails management, advertising and logistics of running a wrestling event (''see pr ...'s talent and alumni autograph signings, interviews, fan activities, memorabilia ...
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List Of Multigenre Conventions
This is a list of multi-genre A cross-genre (or hybrid genre) is a literary genre, genre that blends themes and elements from two or more different genres. Hybrid genres are not new but a longstanding element in the fictional process: perhaps the most famous example is William ... conventions. These cons typically do not cater to one particular genre (i.e., anime is hand-drawn and computer animation " technique Computer animation is the process used for digitally generating animated images. The more general term computer-generated imagery Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of ..., science fiction Science fiction (sometimes shortened to sci-fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction which typically deals with imagination, imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, Parall ..., furry fandom The furry fandom is a subculture interested in anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic anima ...
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List Of Gaming Conventions
This is a list of noteworthy gaming convention A gaming convention is a gathering centered on role-playing games A role-playing game (sometimes spelled roleplaying game; abbreviated RPG) is a game with separate sliding drawer, from 1390–1353 BC, made of glazed faience, dimensions: ...s from around the world. This list is sectioned by location, and each gaming convention A gaming convention is a gathering centered on role-playing games A role-playing game (sometimes spelled roleplaying game; abbreviated RPG) is a game with separate sliding drawer, from 1390–1353 BC, made of glazed faience, dimensions: ... includes the dates during which it is typically held. Dates listed are approximate or traditional time periods for each convention. Multiple locations * Game Market, location varies * Knutepunkt, alternating between Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland * MineCon, location varies * Penny Arcade Expo, annually at several locations in the US, and in Melbou ...
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List Of Furry Conventions
A furry convention (also furry con or fur con) is a fan convention, formal gathering of members of the furry fandom — people who are interested in the concept of fictional non-human animal characters with anthropomorphism, human characteristics. These conventions provide a place for fans to meet, exchange ideas, transact business and engage in entertainment and recreation centered on this concept. Originating in California, United States, during the mid-1980s, there are now List of furry conventions, over 40 annual furry conventions worldwide, mostly in North America and Europe.WikiFur:Template:Timeline of conventions, Timeline of furry conventions with attendance numbers, derived in part from the WikiFur:Anthropomorphic Fandom Convention Information Sheet, Anthropomorphic Fandom Convention Information Sheet According to Uncanny Magazine, Uncanny magazine as of 2016, there are over 50 furry conventions worldwide each year. As of 2017, the largest furry convention is Midwest Fu ...
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List Of Comic Book Conventions
This is a list of noteworthy comic book convention A comic book convention or comic con is an event with a primary focus on comic books and comic book culture, in which comic book Fan (person), fans gather to meet creators, experts, and each other. Commonly, comic conventions are multi-day events ...s, as distinct from anime conventions, furry conventions, gaming conventions Gaming may refer to: Games and sports The act of playing game A game is a structured form of play Play most commonly refers to: * Play (activity), an activity done for enjoyment * Play (theatre), a work of drama Play may refer also to: ..., horror convention Horror conventions are gatherings of the community of fans of various forms of Horror (emotion), horror including horror films, horror cinema, Goth subculture, goth lifestyle, and occasionally science fiction and fantasy. Historically the focus ha ...s, multigenre conventions, and science fiction conventions Science fiction conventi ...
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List Of Anime Conventions
A ''list'' is any set of items. List or lists may also refer to: People * List (surname)List or Liste is a European surname. Notable people with the surname include: List * Friedrich List (1789–1846), German economist * Garrett List (1943–2019), American trombonist * Guido von List (1848–1919), Austrian/German writer and occult ... Organizations * List College Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies, known simply as List College, is the undergraduate school of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS). It was founded by Solomon Schechter in 1909 as the Teachers Institute with the original goal ..., an undergraduate division of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America * SC Germania List The SC Germania List is a German German(s) may refer to: Common uses * of or related to Germany * Germans, Germanic ethnic group, citizens of Germany or people of German ancestry * For citizens of Germany, see also German nationality law * Ge ..., German rugby uni ...
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List Of Fan Conventions By Date Of Founding
The list of modern fan conventions for various genres of entertainment extends to the first conventions held in the 1930s. Some fan historians claim that the 1936 Philadelphia Science Fiction Conference, a.k.a. Philcon, was the first science fiction convention ever held. Others, such as Fred Patten and Rob Hansen, make this claim for the January 1937 event in Leeds, England, organized by the Leeds Science Fiction League, which was specifically organized as a conference, with a program and speakers. Out of this came the first incarnation of the British Science Fiction Association. While a few conventions were created in various parts of the world within the period between 1935-1960, the number of convention establishments increased slightly in the 1960s and then increased dramatically in the 1970s, with many of the largest conventions in the modern era being established during the latter decade. Impetuses for further establishment of local fan conventions include: * The return of su ...
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Fantasy Fandom
Fantasy fandom is a fandom A fandom is a subculture A subculture is a group of people within a culture Culture () is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behavior and Norm (social), norms found in human Society, societies, as well as the knowledge, belief ... and commonality of fans of the fantasy Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction involving Magic (supernatural), magical elements, typically set in a fictional universe and sometimes inspired by mythology and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy lit ... genre. It revolves around popular media franchises A media franchise, also known as a multimedia franchise, is a collection of related media Media may refer to: Physical means Communication * Media (communication), tools used to deliver information or data ** Advertising media, various me ... belonging to the fantasy genre and can include collective fan works of these fantasy franchises and events that cele ...
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Science Fiction Fandom
Science fiction fandom or SF fandom is a community or fandom A fandom is a subculture A subculture is a group of people within a culture Culture () is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behavior and Norm (social), norms found in human Society, societies, as well as the knowledge, belief ... of people interested in science fiction Science fiction (sometimes shortened to sci-fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction which typically deals with imagination, imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, Parall ... in contact with one another based upon that interest. SF fandom has a life of its own, but not much in the way of formal organization (although formal clubs such as the Futurians The Futurians were a group of science fiction File:Imagination 195808.jpg, Space exploration, as predicted in August 1958 in the science fiction magazine ''Imagination (magazine), Imagination.'' Science f ...
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