FAN:dom Con

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FANdom Con
FANdom Con logo.jpg
FANdom Con logo
Status Active
Genre Multigenre
Venue Emerald Coast Convention Center
Location(s) Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Country United States
Inaugurated 2010
Attendance 1,800 in 2013
Organized by FANdom Conventions Inc[1]
Website
http://www.fandomcon.com/

FANdom Con is an annual three day multigenre convention held during November at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.[2]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers card game tournaments, concerts, cosplay contest, masquerade ball, panels, rave, vendors, videogame tournaments, and workshops.[3]

History[edit]

FANdom Con was organized due to the lack of an anime convention in the Pensacola, Florida area.[3] The students decided to form an student organization, named Con-Quest, whose primary purpose would be to organize the convention.[4] The convention would be multigenre and cover anime, science fiction, and video games. The convention estimated that 200-300 people would attend, but the convention instead attracted 752.[3] The convention for 2014 is now held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.[5]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
October 23–24, 2010 University of West Florida Commons
Pensacola, Florida
750 Gina Biggs, Jennie Breeden, Ashley Clark, Carly Dorsey, Melfina, DJ Ryudo, Kevin Wolf, and Charity Youngblood.[6]
November 12–13, 2011 University of West Florida Commons
Cannon Greens and Conference Center[3]
Pensacola, Florida
1,183 Kenneth Davis, Delusions of Grandeur Theatre, Rin Hakubi, Sephi Hakubi, Melfina, George R. Powell (canceled due to personal matters)[third-party source needed], DJ Ryudo, Eric Stuart, and Brian Woods.[7]
October 27–28, 2012 University of West Florida Commons
Pensacola, Florida
1,400 Jennie Breeden, Ken Davis, Quinton Flynn, Tiffany Grant, Todd Haberkorn, Sephi Hakubi, Melfina, Steven Rath, DJ Ryudo, Mike Smith, Eric Stuart, Trixie J. Valentine, and Brian Woods.[8]
October 18-20, 2013 University of West Florida Commons
Pensacola, Florida
1,800 Ken Davis, Karry English, Chris Fowler, Chuck Huber, Isaac Marion, The Offer, James R. Powell, Steven Rath, John Read, Julian Reid, DJ Ryudo, Mike Smith, Eric Stuart, Eric Vale, and Jerrad Vunovich.[9]
November 7-9, 2014 Emerald Coast Convention Center
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Robert Axelrod, Martin Billany, Karry English, Arjay Floyd, Chuck Huber, Scott McNeil, and Mike Smith.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FANdom Con 2014 Geek Cal". www.GeekCal.com. Retrieved 2014-07-31. 
  2. ^ a b "FANdom Con 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  3. ^ a b c d Outzen Leonard, Maegan (2011-11-11). "Sci-fi, anime fans to converge on UWF this weekend". Pensacola News Journal. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  4. ^ Glasscock, Megs (2011-11-08). "Convention welcomes all fandoms". The Voyager. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  5. ^ "FANdom 2014". UpcomingCons.com. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  6. ^ "FAN:dom Florida 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  7. ^ "FAN:dom 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  8. ^ "FAN:dom 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  9. ^ "FANdom Con 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

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