FAN:dom Con

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FANdom Con
FANdom Con logo.jpg
FANdom Con logo
Status Active
Genre Multigenre[1]
Venue Emerald Coast Convention Center
Location(s) Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Country United States
Inaugurated 2010
Attendance 1,400 in 2015
Organized by FANdom Conventions, Inc.[2]
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.[3]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers card game tournaments, concerts, cosplay contest, masquerade ball, panels, rave, vendors, videogame tournaments, and workshops.[1][4][5] FANdom Con during the 2015 convention held a blood drive.[6]

History[edit]

FANdom Con was organized due to the lack of an anime convention in the Pensacola, Florida area.[4][7] University of West Florida students decided to form a student organization, named Con-Quest, whose primary purpose would be to organize the convention.[8][9][10] FANdom Con would be multigenre and cover anime, science fiction, and video games. It was estimated that 200-300 people would attend, but the convention instead attracted 752.[4] The first event had a budget of $300 and UWF students entered for free.[10]

FANdom Con moved to the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida starting in 2014 due to growth.[5] Due to low attendance and a website credit card issue, the convention ended 2016 $15,000 below it's budget.[11]

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.[12]
November 12–13, 2011 University of West Florida Commons
Cannon Greens and Conference Center[4]
Pensacola, Florida
1,183 Kenneth Davis, Delusions of Grandeur Theatre, Freya Dergunri, Sephi Hakubi, Melfina, DJ Ryudo, Eric Stuart, and Brian Woods.[13]
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.[14]
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.[15]
November 7–9, 2014 Emerald Coast Convention Center
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
1,496 Andrea Albin, Athel, Robert Axelrod, Philo Barnhart, Martin Billany, Jessica Bright, Mario Bueno, Tony Burkett, Cobheran, Ken Davis, DJ Dere, Eric Dupre, Karry English, Arjay Floy, Todd Gosser, The Gov'na, Thomas Green, Jessica Grundy, Haiden Hazard, Chuck Huber, Alice Infinity, Kapalaka, Scott McNeil, Charles D. Moisant, NiGHTmaren, The Offer, Travis Patterson, Mark Rossmore, DJ Ryudo, Giles Shepard, Joanna Shirley, Mike Smith, Cletus Vandamme, and Liz Vickery.[3]
November 6–8, 2015 Emerald Coast Convention Center
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
1,400 Eric Andrako, Betsy Averette, Philo Barnhar, Bruce Carr, DJ Dere, Eric Dupre, Eitanya, Arjay Floyd, Tiffany Grant, Josh Grelle, Haiden Hazard, Kiefer Hoelscher, Mike McFarland, Charles D. Moisant, Travis Patterson, DJ Ryudo, Tara Sands, Sarah Shortcake, Liz Vickery, and Dalton Wright.[16]
November 11–13, 2016 Emerald Coast Convention Center
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Philo Barnhart, Martin Billany, Bill Blair, Bruce Carr, Cam Clarke, Eric Dupre, Karry English, Arjay Floyd, Thomas Green, Kyle Hebert, Kiefer "ThatMontecore" Hoelscher, Kristen Hughey, Marianne Miller, Charles D. Moisant, Travis Patterson, Scott Peavy, Julian Reid, DJ Ryudo, Steve Scott, Eric Stuart, and Dalton Wright.[17]
October 20-22 , 2017 TBA
TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sporman, Sean (November 10, 2016). "Live Morning Show Interview: FandomCon". WTVY. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Your Emerald Coast Posts for November". Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau. November 20, 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "FANdom Con 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-08-05. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b Delgado, Lauren (November 6, 2014). "FANdom brings anime convention to FWB". Northwest Florida Daily News. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "FANdom Con fans can help save lives by donating blood". WEAR. November 3, 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ McKeon, Jennie (November 13, 2016). "Cosplay day". Northwest Florida Daily News. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Glasscock, Megs (2011-11-08). "Convention welcomes all fandoms". The Voyager. 
  9. ^ McKeon, Jennie (November 9, 2014). "Let your 'fan' flag fly: Fandom Con celebrates five years of costumes and comics". Northwest Florida Daily News. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Moore, Tom (November 1, 2015). "FANdom Con: A convention 'by the fans, for the fans'". The Voyager. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  11. ^ McKeon, Jennie (December 1, 2016). "Cash woes for cosplay". Northwest Florida Daily News. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "FAN:dom Florida 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  13. ^ "FAN:dom 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-12-25. 
  14. ^ "FAN:dom 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  15. ^ "FANdom Con 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  16. ^ "FANdom Con 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-11-17. 
  17. ^ "FANdom Con 2016 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-12-25. 

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