RealmsCon

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RealmsCon
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RealmsCon logo.
Status Active
Genre Multi-genre[1]
Venue American Bank Center
Location(s) Corpus Christi, Texas
Country United States
Inaugurated 2005
Attendance 1,542 in 2008
Website
http://www.realmscon.com/

RealmsCon is an annual three-day multi-genre convention held during October at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.[2] The convention was created in 2005 by Daniel Velasquez.[3]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically features an artists alley, cosplay contests, movie rooms, rave, role-playing, table-top gaming, video games, vendors, and workshops.[1][2][4][5]

History[edit]

RealmsCon started in 2005 as an science-fiction and comic book event with some anime, until the organizers found that most attendees were coming to the convention for anime.[5] The convention in 2005 cost $20,000 and rose to $50,000+ in 2009.[6] The convention in 2013 had content from the South Texas Underground Film Festival.[7] In 2014 a cosplay fundraiser walk was held to support the Coastal Bend Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).[8] The convention again supported CASA in 2015.[9]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
August 19–21, 2005 Ramada Inn Bayfront
Corpus Christi, Texas
800[10] Melissa Benson, Ben Dunn, Richard Epcar, Lisa Furukawa, Tiffany Grant, Erin Gray, George Manley, Heather Martin, Jason Martin, Peter Mayhew, and Chris Patton.[11]
September 15–17, 2006 Omni Marina Hotel
Corpus Christi, Texas
1,148[12] Stephanie Celeste, Lisa Furukawa, Tiffany Grant, Rivkah Greulich, Samantha Inoue-Harte, George Manley, Mike McFarland, Vic Mignogna, and Robert Navarro.[12]
August 24–26, 2007 Omni Corpus Christi Hotel Bayfront Tower
Corpus Christi, Texas
1,500[5] Akai SKY, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Juno Blair B., Amelie Belcher, Stephanie Celeste, Larry Elmore, Lisa Furukawa, Tiffany Grant, Illich Guardiola, Chris Hazelton, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Elektra Knight, Wendee Lee, George Manley, Robert Navarro, James O'Barr, Wendy Powell, and Amanda Tomasch.[13]
September 5–7, 2008 Holiday Inn Corpus Christi-Emerald Beach
Corpus Christi, Texas
1,542[14] Akai SKY, Robert Axelrod, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Juno Blair B., Stephanie Celeste, C.J. Collins, Lisa Furukawa, Matt Herms, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Elektra Knight, George Manley, Meredith Placko, Wendy Powell, The Royal Dead, Heather Scott, and Spike Spencer.[14]
October 2–4, 2009 Holiday Inn Corpus Christi-Emerald Beach
Corpus Christi, Texas
Hillary Adams, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Juno Blair, Stephanie Celeste, C.J. Collins, Lisa Furukawa, Caitlin Glass, Tiffany Grant, Yaya Han, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Elektra Knight, George Manley, Mike McFarland, Vic Mignogna, James O'Barr, Benjamin Pearce, Sylvia Pearce, Laura Phillips, Meredith Placko, Wendy Powell, Rocieru, Heather Scott, The Slants, Chuck Stroschein, Peter Thomas, Mia Ward, and William Ward.[15]
October 1–3, 2010 American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas
Hillary Adams, Airship Isabella, Christopher Ayres, Greg Ayres, Michael Berryman, Steven Blum, C.J. Collins, Yaya Han, Irwin Keyes, Elektra Knight, James O'Barr, Benjamin Pearce, Sylvia Pearce, Li "PikminLink" Kovacs, Heather Scott, Chuck Stroschein, Peter Thomas, Mia Ward, and William Ward.[16]
October 7–9, 2011 American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas
Abney Park, Hillary Adams, Airship Isabella, André "CFMM" Bardin, Sarah Bloom, Stephanie Celeste, C.J. Collins, Amaya De'Morte, Tiffany Grant, Joe Hernandez, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Jonathan Joss, Elektra Knight, George Manley, Vic Mignogna, James O'Barr, Benjamin Pearce, Meredith Placko, Chuck Stroschein, and Mia Ward.[17]
October 12–14, 2012 American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas
Hillary Adams, After Midnight Productions, Airship Isabella, André "CFMM" Bardin, Stephanie Celeste, C.J. Collins, Sam de la Rosa, Digital Outburst, Final Weapon, Crispin Freeman, Lisa Furukawa, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Jonathan Joss, Joe Jusko, Elektra Knight, James O'Barr, Benjamin Pearce, Chuck Stroschein, Mia Ward, Terrance Zdunich,[18] Noel Gugliemi, and Sergio Guerra.[3]
October 4-6, 2013 American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas
Hillary Adams, After Midnight Productions, Airship Isabella, Yunmao Ayakawa, Sam de la Rosa, Marie Doll, Quinton Flynn, Claire Hamilton, Richard Horvitz, Jonathan Joss, Elektra Knight, Vic Mignogna, James O'Barr, Rocieru, Salia, Rikki Simons, The Steam Engine Intrepid, Chuck Stroschein, John Swasey, J. Michael Tatum, Voltaire, Mia Ward, [19] Tony Todd, Verne Troyer,[7] The Honky Tonk Man, and Luke Williams.[20]
October 3-5, 2014 American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas
After Midnight Productions, Airship Isabella, Mr. Creepy Pasta, Sam de la Rosa, Todd Haberkorn, Claire Hamilton, Chuck Huber, Jonathan Joss, Maurice LaMarche, Cherami Leigh, Mariedoll, Vic Mignogna, Cara Nicole, James O'Barr, Rob Paulsen, Rocieru, The Steam Engine Intrepid, Steam Powered Giraffe, Chuck Stroschein, Mark Texeira, Mia Ward, Eric Wile,[21] and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.[1]
October 2-4, 2015 American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas
After Midnight Productions, Airship Isabella, Tony Bedard, Steven Blum, Stephanie Celeste, Dameon Clarke, Mr. Creepy Pasta, Kyle Hebert, Chuck Huber, Jonathan Joss, Carl Martin, Charles Martinet, Cara Nicole, James O'Barr, Rocieru, Chris Sabat, Chii Sakurabi, Sean Schemmel, Ian Sinclair, Kevin Sorbo, The Steam Engine Intrepid, Steam Powered Giraffe, Chuck Stroschein, Alfred Trujillo, Eric Vale, Voltaire,[22] and Ernie Reyes, Jr.[23]
September 30 - October 2, 2016 American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas
501st Legion, Airship Isabella, ArcAttack, Linda Ballantyne, Michael Biehn, Gilbert Carrizales, Stephanie Celeste, Mr. Creepy Pasta, Katie Griffin, Jonathan Joss, Christina Marie Kelly, Josh Martin, Jason Narvy Toby Proctor, Chris Rager, Monica Rial, Susan Roman, Chris Sabat, Sean Schemmel, Paul Schrier, The Steam Engine Intrepid, Chuck Stroschein, Billy West, David Yost,[24] Chris Farrell, and Mat Fraser.[25]
October 6-8, 2017 American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas
Airship Isabella, Stephanie Celeste, Sephi Hakubi, The Steam Engine Intrepid, and Chuck Stroschein.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Flores, Jacob (October 7, 2014). "Realms con Takes Over". Nueces County Record Star. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Sarah, Acosta (2012-10-11). "RealmsCon brings three days of anime, sci-fi, comic book fun to Corpus Christi". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  3. ^ a b Gonzales, Paul (2012-10-14). "RealmsCon brings out the nerd in South Texas". mySouTex.com. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  4. ^ Harr, Susan (2008-09-07). "Heroes and villains unite at festival". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  5. ^ a b c "Fanboys and Fangirls unite! Convention featuring anime, video games, role play returns for fourth year". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. 2008-09-05. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  6. ^ Baird, Mike (2009-10-03). "Superheroes and villains come together". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  7. ^ a b "RealmsCon 2013 Coming to American Bank Center". KRISTV. 2013-09-24. Archived from the original on October 26, 2014. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  8. ^ "Realms Con Walk Supports CASA". KRISTV (October 4, 2014). Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Gillaspia, Mike (September 29, 2015). "Realms Con, others to help CASA". KRISTV. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  10. ^ Arredondo, Julia (2011-10-07). "Steampunk band among Realmscon draws". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Archived from the original on November 9, 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  11. ^ "Realms Con 2005 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  12. ^ a b "Realms Con 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  13. ^ "Realms Con 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  14. ^ a b "Realms Con 2008 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  15. ^ "Realms Con 2009 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  16. ^ "Realms Con 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  17. ^ "Realms Con 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  18. ^ "Realms Con 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  19. ^ "Realms Con 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  20. ^ "RealmsCon Anime Convention Draws Hundreds to American Bank Center". KIITV. 2013-10-06. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  21. ^ "Realms Con 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  22. ^ "Realms Con 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  23. ^ Boscamp, Rob (October 2, 2015). "Fans, guests to marvel at Realms Con". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  24. ^ "Realms Con 2016 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  25. ^ Hackleman, Esther (September 27, 2016). "Realms Con returns to Corpus Christi". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  26. ^ "Realms Con 2017 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 

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Coordinates: 27°48′26.42″N 97°23′36.82″W / 27.8073389°N 97.3935611°W / 27.8073389; -97.3935611