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  Convention - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some conventions are explicitly legislated; for example, it is conventional in America and Germany that motorists drive on the right side of the road, whereas in England and Barbados they drive on the left.
There are generic conventions which are very closely tied to a particular artistic genre, and may even help to define what that genre is. Prominent examples include fan conventions, particularly science fiction conventions, however this sense of the term also invokes the meaning of "convention" as a gathering or the physical location of a gathering.
Convention is particularly important in the United Kingdom and other governments using the Westminster System of government (e g Canada and Australia) where many of the rules of government are unwritten.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Convention   (981 words)

 Television and Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fans obsess over most any show, and they work at understanding their subject with the enthusiasm and critical review of any Shakespearean scholar.
Fan sponsored cons can have famous guests, and these are usually well organized events that can interest the whole family.
Most of the conventions are on an annual cycle, so if you hear of one near you, you can pretty well guess to keep your eyes open about the same time the next year.
www.iment.com /maida/tv   (1540 words)

 Global Deano Network: Dean's Fan Convention Appearances
I went to this convention as much to meet all the new friends I'd made on the internet as to see the guests - although I was very keen on seeing all three, Kevin Smith, Dean and Willa O'Neill (Gabby's sister and Althea in the Twanky episodes of Herc).
It was obvious that all the guests had enjoyed themselves at the convention, and I'm glad that they were made so welcome by the organizers and the fans alike.
Fans loved their question and answer time on stage, where the three friends and co-stars also seemed to be having a lot of fun.
deanogorman.bravepages.com /GDNconventions.htm   (2746 words)

 Blake's 7 Conventions
Conventions are a marvellous way to meet other fans, see some of the actors who worked on the series, buy fanzines and other merchandise, do all sorts of silly things, and generally have a good time.
One of the best things about conventions is meeting people whom you may only have known from their letters or e-mails.
Two conventions that are likely to attract a large number of Blake's 7 fans are Redemption and Cult TV.
www.hermit.org /Blakes7/Convention   (654 words)

 1960s Fan History Outline, Chapter 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When the three Chicago fans arrived on June 29th, only Schwartz was present from the previous day, and the inter-city meeting consisted of him, Hornig, Mort Weisinger, and the midwest visitors.
Still, there is cause for claiming that this meeting, or for that matter, the previous day's meeting, was in fact a convention; there were a few conventions in the 1960s that have had as low an attendance as these meetings and many conventions in the history of fandom that have had as informal a program.
Whatever the claims for the first convention, there can be no doubt that these get-togethers were a success, or that fans really liked having the opportunity to meet with other fans.
www.jophan.org /1960s/chapter7.htm   (1180 words)

 TheForce.Net - Fan Fiction - CNet Media Expert Talks to TFN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the chapter, I go on to use Lucasfilm's responses to fan creativity to illustrate some of the contradictions and uncertainties in the ways media companies are responding to their consumers.
Fan fiction is a grey area and I have talked to a number of major legal authorities who believe fan fiction would still meet the legal definition of "parody" (which refers to works that make critical commentary on the original whether or not they are funny) and would otherwise fall into fair use.
Fans have helped to keep the franchise alive during fallow periods -- when no or little new content was coming out -- and this has increased the value of what he has produced.
sci-fi3d.theforce.net /fanfiction/story/CNet_Media_Expert_Talks_to_TFN_92570.asp   (3360 words)

 Pop Thought -- Hurricane Heeran
The convention was being held in the Tower section of the hotel complex.
If I had to compare this convention to the large ones that I usually attend, I would have to say that this one was more in the spirit of "by the fans and for the fans".
Now that the convention organizers and the hotel have a good idea of the potential crowd size, next year's convention will have events scheduled in the main hotel building (although a few proceedings will probably have to spill over into the Tower section).
www.popthought.com /display_column.asp?DAID=614   (1939 words)

 Why I'm taking a break from fan conventions
The fans are just not attending like they used to, and the ones who do come out fall squarely into two camps — those there to see the "A-list" big-studio celebs and those who making their own backyard movies.
There's certainly nothing wrong with either of those things, but the fans of the big-budget flicks aren't too eager to buy no-budget movies they've never heard of, which leaves only the wanna-be filmmakers, who are usually too busy pimping their own creations to bother watching everyone else's.
So...clearly the economics of the convention scene are at a crossroads!
www.tempevideo.com /tempetalk/C422741404/E1160649431   (1815 words)

 Mccormick Place Convention Center
In the latter sense, a convention may beexplicitly legislated, as the rule to drive on the right side of the road in some countries, and sometimes it may hardly even bespoken, as the convention in many societies that when strangers are introduced, they shake hands.
Generally, a convention is a gathering of individuals who meet at a pre-arranged place and time in order to discuss orengage in some common interest.
Trade conventions typically focus on a particular industry or industry segment, and feature keynotespeakers, vendor displays, and other information and activities of interest to the event organizers and attendees.
www.altvetmed.com /face/13520-mccormick-place-convention-center.html   (1001 words)

 WHOOSH Contributors Ponder Fandom, page 6
I've only seen one other fan site that matches that style and substance: millennium-compendium (http://www.millennium-compendium.com), a fan site dedicated to completing the "Millennium" story after the show had been cancelled.
My disaffection stemmed from the sense I got attending the San Francisco convention that somehow the fans stopped "going with the flow", for lack of a more graceful phrase, and somehow thought they had some control over the content of the show.
Some fans use the "anonymity" of the Internet to vent their everyday powerlessness through the vehicle of a mailing list or bulletin board.
www.whoosh.org /issue50/contributors50f.html   (3813 words)

 Star Wars Republic News - Latest product news from Star Wars Toys and Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fans should check www.paizo.com for last-minute updates or schedule changes before making their final convention plans.
Convention shoppers will be limited to a maximum purchase of two figures.
Fans who attended Star Wars Celebration II might remember having their picture taken as life-sized action figures.
www.hasbro.com /starwars/pl/page.news/id.941/dn/default.cfm   (639 words)

 Cartoons, Comics & Conventions: A Fan Convention Survival Guide By Kat Kaneko Avila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They are both the largest conventions of their type in the United States and are held in Long Beach, California, and San Diego, California, respectively during the summer.
When you read the words "largest [fill in the blank] convention in the U.S.," figure that you are going to do a lot of walking between activities and while browsing the huge exhibit hall.
My sister and I parked at the convention center and walked a couple of blocks to the Westin Hotel where we were directed by volunteers to the rear of the hotel and up a flight of stairs to pick up our badges.
www.jademagazine.com /15dp_avila.html   (2092 words)

 Science Fiction Conventions
Conventions listed as "(unconfirmed)" were held in the previous 12 months and are projected to continue in the next 12 months but do not have definite dates or locations announced.
The convention is held in a different city each year with a new name.
WFC, World Fantasy Convention, is the largest annual gathering of fantasy fans from around the world.
www.starwardbound.org /cons.htm   (352 words)

 Star Wars: Community | At the Heart of Celebration II: Star Wars Fan Clubs
Their public appearances are many, but the 501st is not content to simply parade at fan conventions.
Celebration II attendees visiting the Bricks to Bothans fan club area will also be treated to a life-sized Boba Fett, made by LEGO® bricks donated by the fans and members of the group.
Members of the local fan club will be volunteering in many aspects of the convention, before, during, and even after the events.
www.starwars.com /community/event/celebration/news20020321.html   (1293 words)

 J-Fan - Anime:Conventions
AniLesboCon - AniLesboCon is a celebration of shoujoai and yuri in anime and manga, appearing at several conventions in 2001.
Galaxa-Con Anime and Sci-Fi Convention - The convention in Ohio is a place for fans of Anime and Sci-Fi to watch movies, talk to dealers, costume contest, and more.
Katuscon - Katsucon is the 2nd largest convention in the EAST coast followed by Otakon, which is the largest convention in the EAST coast.
www.j-fan.com /dir/Anime/Conventions   (691 words)

 cons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Listings are submitted by the fan clubs or researched by NAFC for accuracy.
Changes in convention information can occur at any time, so be sure to check with the club or organization putting on the event for updated information.
A con for Starsky and Hutch fans (with an emphasis on fanfic and related).
members.aol.com /lknafc/nafc/cons.htm   (208 words)

 Space 1999 Merchandise Guide: Fan Conventions
Convention 1980, Columbus, OH overview of the convention and its events, the results of the Space: 1999 Alliance SF Awards poll, the article "Everything You Wanted To Know About Space: 1999 But Were Afraid To Ask", photos.
Convention 1981, Atlanta, GA the work of the famed "Georgia Delegation" of Space: 1999 fandom.
Due to the air traffic controller's strike that occurred at the same time as the convention, many people who intended to attend were unable to make this convention so distribution of this program, due to the low attendance, was light.
www.space1999.net /~catacombs/main/merc/vmfancon.html   (513 words)

 Subject: Boycott Creation Cons! Just something I got from a BITNET mailing list. Anyone wh
Almost all of the fan created or dealer created merchandise is far superior to the licensed stuff out on the market and none of the props or uniforms are licensed so you wont find these anymore.
The fan run shows are by far THE BEST with many things to see and do and less focus on $$$$ and more focus on the fans some fan shows just break even.
Many of the dealers I have talked to may plan a boycott of creation shows, but if their are not enough independent or fan run shows to take up the slack this may not work.
www.skepticfiles.org /atheist/creatcon.htm   (2214 words)

 PREY CAMPAIGN SITE - Upcoming Conventions
If you are interested in going to an upcoming convention, please contact some of our convention veterans for advice on how to make the most of the experience.
We are trying to focus on the larger conventions and attend as a team.
As we confirm which conventions that we will be attending, the convention information and the name of the Prey fan heading up our representation will be posted below with an email link so you can touch base with them and make arrangements to join the fun.
www.angelfire.com /hi2/prey/page4.html   (314 words)

 Convent -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For a religious organisation and/or building, see (A monastery ruled by an abbot) abbey and (The residence of a religious community) monastery;
For a gathering of fans, see (additional info and facts about fan conventions) fan conventions.
Specific types of conventions include for example the (additional info and facts about science fiction convention) science fiction convention;
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/convent.htm   (67 words)

 Memories and ramblings about Star Trek, fandom, conventions and more
There weren’t many conventions yet either - the first was held in New York in 1976 (detailed in The Making of the Trek Conventions) and it took a few years for them to spread across the country.
Yes there are shows with intense fan interest, conventions, and other aspects of Star Trek fandom, but nothing to rival the sheer volume, creativity, or passion Star Trek fans seem to exhibit.
He’s very witty and greatly enjoyed meeting fans and shopping in the dealers room...in fact, my staff had some problems keeping up with him, though the consumate professional, he was always onstage on time.
www.scifispace.com /html/sthistory.php   (1454 words)

 X-Files Fan Fiction Case Study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
fans remove the texts they feel have potential from the male dominion and place it into the wild zone.
Fan fiction stories are written for a specific audience familiar with the conventions of fan fiction.
This study is intended to be a case study of fan fiction.
groups.msn.com /XFilesFanFictionCaseStudy/fillinginthegaps.msnw   (6075 words)

 SF Fandom Citations for OED
a female fan (chiefly of comics, film, music, or science fiction), esp. an obsessive one.
among science fiction and fantasy fans: a type of popular music, commonly performed at fan conventions, characterized by the use of familiar or traditional songs whose lyrics have been rewritten or parodied (usually on themes drawn from science fiction or
among science fiction and fantasy fans: the writing or performing of filk songs.
www.jessesword.com /sf/list?subject=sf_fandom   (505 words)

 Ape Culture - Cher Convention 2000
As an outsider at a fan convention, like I was at Beatlefest and KISS Expo, I could act like the bemused critic.
Who you are a fan of – this is not a statement of disinterested judgment, as Seabrook comments in Nobrow.
She was kind of a self-deprecating fan, herself, and I didn’t feel the need to mock.
www.apeculture.com /music/chercon.htm   (1211 words)

It’s nearly Convention season, and once again ComiX-Fan is in need of volunteers to lend a hand on covering these conventions.
If you will be attending any conventions and can possibly cover them for us, please be sure to email the Conventions Coverage Editor, Tom Toner, at Conventions@comixfan.cjb.net with the subject heading "Con Help".
So please, if you're only just thinking about going to a convention later on in the year to hold off on sending an e-mail until you're absolutely positive that you will be going.
www.comixfan.com /xfan/forums/showthread.php?t=32136   (1617 words)

 Vulkon Conventions
With activities for fans of all ages, Vulkon has become the premier fan-produced convention in the United States.
Vulkon fans enjoy a myriad of exciting events at every convention including costume contests, innovative games, a lively dance party with disc jockey, autographs sessions and panel discussions with the best stars, and even special events and games developed expressly for children.
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www.vulkon.com   (208 words)

 SquareSound Forums - Fan/Art Conventions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The last convention I've ever been to was AnthroCon 2003.
For those of you who don't know what a furry convention is, let's keep it that way.
Even though it was the smallest of the conventions, I probably had the most fun at Sound and Vision, just because it was different.
www.squaresound.com /forum/printthread.php?t=3836   (941 words)

 SquareSound Forums - Fan/Art Conventions
Probably the only convention I might go to would be CES and E3.
Well, most conventions that aren't explicitly listed as "adults only" will allow people under 18, they just won't be allowed in age-restricted areas.
Well, I do agree to the "under-18" convention thing, that it people under-18 are allowed, but unfortunately, most of the conventions I'd like to go to have restrictions.
www.squaresound.com /forum/showthread.php?t=3836   (1256 words)

 Boston.com / News / Politics / Conventions / Protesters fan out across city; 270 arrested   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Police took a protester into custody last night several blocks from the site of the convention.
NEW YORK -- Activists wearing pig snouts, climbing trees, and playing dead in the street answered a call for a wave of civil disobedience across the city yesterday to protest against President Bush and corporations with ties to his administration.
In a separate incident, the Secret Service said a Yale student who dressed as a volunteer, Thomas Frampton, was arrested after he came within 10 feet of Cheney near his booth inside the convention hall.
www.boston.com /news/politics/conventions/articles/2004/09/01/protesters_fan_out_across_city_270_arrested   (838 words)

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