Games and Theory Group Captain Cole "JediCole" Houston is pleased to introduce the Game Show track for All-Con 2014. With a variety of returning shows (including some new incarnations) you can expect plenty of fun and great prizes as we celebrate the ninth anniversary of game shows at All-Con! This first Game Show Spotlight should whet your appetite for what is in store at your favorite convention.
Don't Lose Your Geek Card All-Con's longest running game show returns with four distinct incarnations! Three contestants vie for great prizes in variations of this popular quiz show. Each contestant has three Geek Cards to stake against right answers to themed trivia questions. One card is lost for every wrong answer, but points are gained for every right answer. Some questions even give the contestant answering the question right an Bonus Card (which acts as an extra Geek Card) or a special prize. Loose all three of your Geek Cards and you are out of the game. Rack up the most points from correct answers and Geek Cards maintained and you win the star prize!
DLYGC Classic Edition - The original version of this show features trivia from movies, television, comic books, and pretty much any other sources you can imagine. The winner receives their choice of one of a variety of prizes.
DLYGC Hey Kids, Comics! Edition - The hosts of The JediCole Universe's weekly podcast offer up comic book based trivia to challenge the most avid fan and collector. The winner receives their choice of one of a variety of prizes.
DLYGC Sadistically Difficult Disney Trivia Edition - The devious Disney mavens of the United States of Geekdom's sister podcast, Rediscovering the Magic, have cooked up a whole new batch of the most sinister and seemingly impossible Disney trivia. The winner receives Pop Vinyl figurines of Mickey Mouse and Oswald Rabbit.
DLYGC Star Wars Edition - Star Wars questions ruled the day at last year's Mostly Star Wars edition, so this year JediCole goes all-in with a universe of trivia from that galaxy far, far away. This edition is presented by "The Ratncor Pit" hosts Cole Houston and Eddie Medina. The winner receives their choice of one of a variety of prizes.
DLYGC 80's Cartoon Girl Power Edition - New for 2014! From Jemm to Rainbow Brite to She-Ra and beyond, this special edition features nostalgic trivia on the power girls of a bygone era. The winner receives their choice of a Pop Vinyl My Little Pony figurine or a Pop Vinyl She-Ra figurine.
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New for 2014! Inspired by the audience at last year's Don't Lose Your Geek Card Mostly Star Wars Edition, this unique show allows everyone in the audience to be a contestant! Instead of one big star prize, over two dozen small prizes are up for grabs when everyone attending has a chance to answer trivia from a variety of sources.
Geek Match Game 2014
It was the first game show ever produced at All-Con! Way back in 2006 this trail-blazing show opened the door for what would become Games and Theory. And it's back! Join all of the All-Con guests we can finagle and some of our Artist Alley favorites as two contestants try to match the stars! The winner takes home a trophy and a their choice of a special prize.
Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
January 10, 2014
Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog will be showing in All-Con's "Oak Ballroom" at the convention hotel on Friday March 14th at 9pm.
If you aren't able to make that showing, the United States of Geekdom has obtained a public performance license for a second showing!
The next morning (Saturday) at 10am the film will be shown again in the "Addison" projection room, giving you two opportunities to sing along with Dr. Horrible's beloved blog.
ALL-CON HOTEL: Group Discount code LL4. Book Online http://www.ALL-CON.net/hotel Renovated hotel now has a refrigerator in every guestroom and in the process of adding microwaves. $95/night (plus taxes) with free wired internet! No deposit is required when you book your rooms! Discount ends February 12.
Looking to the Future: 2015: "Discovering New Horizons"
January 9, 2014
With ALL-CON 2014 only 2 short months ahead, staff have to be planning for 2015 already. We have received 18 artist proposals for the ConGirl who will be "Discovering new Horizons" at ALL-CON. Watch for the big reveal at ALL-CON this March!
DFW Fan Force Presents: TAFFETA DARLING
January 9, 2014
The Taffeta Darling has been an original persona in the Dallas community since 2009. Starting off as a pinup model, she has transitioned to a full time costumer and media persona. She was nominated and won Sam Johnson's coveted Fan Babe of the Year for 2010, and was a top three finalist in the ''Hot Rods and Heels'' Texas Pin-Up Model of the Year for 2011.
Leaving no medium unchecked, Taffeta is a co-host of the Dallas videocast The Delol Show, and most
recently started hosting and producing her own show on Deep Ellum On Air network, titled ''Fangirls:Dames of the Round Table'', Texas' very first all female videocast round table of fandom. Taffeta has also contributed to The Non-Productive Network, Aint It Cool News, Forces of Geek, Sofa King News and Boomstick Comics bringing her opinions on the world of geek from a female point of view in which she reviews video games, comics, books, movies, conventions and other pop culture stuffs.
Taffeta continues to inspire her local scene with her unique and original costumes. She proves that women don't have to wear revealing costumes for recognition. She's an 80s baby and usually creates and wears costumes from this decade. She feels strongly about only wearing costumes of characters that she is familiar with, instead of wearing costumes that are popular with the crowd but with little knowledge.
The DFW Fanforce is proud to sponsor Taffeta Darling as an All-Con cosplay guest for 2014!
501st LEGO Drive for Children's Medical Center
January 8, 2014
Members of the 501st Star Garrison will be accepting donations of new LEGO sets of building blocks to be donated to the Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Bring your sets to donate to the 501st's table at ALL-CON any of the four days. You can really brighten up the day of a child with your donation and for that we all say ''Thank you.''
Addisyn Madd at ALL-CON Fri-Sun
January 7, 2014
Addisyn Madd is a one man army and social wrecking crew tearing his way through the southwest, armed with only songs made of angst ridden macabre melodies. Rumored to be a myth, there are no recordings of his sound or existence officially and his plague of information has only been spread by word of mouth as well as sightings across the from Texas to the Emerald city. Join Mr. Madd as he falls through wyrmholes throwing him through the present/future/past all the while exposing the polarizing moments of our varied histories and souls.
NEW SOUVENIR KOOZIE ADDED
September 6, 2013
The perfect convention accessory to keep your cold beverage... cold! This decorative koozie sports the All-Con 2014 logo for "A Gathering of Heroes" and is made of 3/8" foam.
Unlike inexpensive koozies, this is NOT a 'collapsible keepsake' item. This a genuine quality koozie built to stand up to the rigors of backyards and conventions for years to come.
This is from a limited run of 100 koozies, and when they're gone, they're gone. Keep your All-Con memories close at hand all year long with a souvenir koozie. (Or start your own club by giving them away to friends as gifts!)
All-Con Video Release: Week 2
July 17, 2013
For this Wednesday Video Release we've selected a really funny Fan Feature, showing off not just musical talent, but also what kind of video you (an excited fan of All-Con) can produce to show your love for the convention.
GET YOUR GAMING ON AT ALL-CON!
July 16, 2013
For the fourth year, Steve Jackson Games will be attending All-Con to bring you their latest and their greatest of games to play! (And prizes to win!!)
2014 will mark the first year that Roll2play is putting together a dedicated gaming track for All-Con! If you are one of the faithful who have been waiting since 2007 for hardcore gaming to return to All-Con, THIS IS YOUR YEAR!
Call your friends and tell them your cards and letters have been answered! 2014 is *the* year for gaming at All-Con!
Bonus Video For Newsletter Subscribers
July 15, 2013
Are you enjoying the weekly All-Con Audio tracks and Videos? Newsletter subscribers were treated to a bonus video, only available through the newsletter! If you haven't subscribed yet, what are you waiting for? Click Here and you'll get the latest news about All-Con once a month right in your Inbox!
All-Con Media Release: Week 2!
July 15, 2013
Our Monday morning audio track is an original piece that has a Euopean feel to us. Take a listen and see if you decide you like it, the MP3 can be downloaded by clicking here!
SUPPORT THIS LOCAL GAMING EVENT: A Roll2play Kickstarter
July 15, 2013
There has been much excitement about All-Con officially adding a gaming track for 2014. One of the companies heading it up is Roll2Play!
Right now Roll2Play has a Kickstarter project going to get an event of their own launched: T.A.B.L.E. (Tabletop and Boardgame Learning Expo)
Please help to thank Roll2Play for leading the All-Con gaming track by kicking in some
support for their event. There are only 12 days left to pledge. Many, many thanks in advance. We're counting on you to spread the word and make it a fantastic success! Click Here for Kickstarter Page.
ALL-CON 2014: What Should We Choose To Do?
July 14, 2013
The night before the convention opens the Oak Ballroom has traditionally featured a community activity / competition to get everybody excited for All-Con to get started. 2012/2013 saw the introduction of BUZZED OFF, a talent show not unlike the classic Gong Show... sans J.P. Morgan on the judging panel. Now that All-Con has been expanded to four days, Buzzed Off is the Thursday night feature event. 2014 marks the first year with four full days of All-Con.
WHO WILL WEAR THE CROWN AS THE TENTH ANNUAL MS. STAR WARS?
July 13, 2013
What men really want are girls who are into Star Wars! Guys like girls who can hold their own in a blaster fight, who enjoys dancing like a Twi'lek, and who will disguise themselves as a bounty hunter in order to save their man. Dallas/Ft Worth FanForce, working in conjunction with the Hothlanta
Rebels (who sponsor the Mr. Star Wars contest), are once again proud to sponsor the 10th annual Ms. Star Wars contest at All-Con.
Ms. Star Wars is a creative fandom competition. Costumes are encouraged, but not required and do not influence the scoring.
Along with the title of "Ms. Star Wars 2014", the competition winner will also walk away with a fantastic prize package! Remember, contest entry is FREE for all women attending All-Con! Study up on the movies, expanded universe, and all the latest happenings in the Star Wars galaxy!
HOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE NOW!
July 12, 2013
Don't want to end up in the overflow hotel this year? The Crowne Plaza has posted the 2014 rates and discount codes for All-Con!
Using the group code of: LL4 you can get your standard room rate dropped from the public rate of $129 a night down to the $95 a night convention rate while rooms are available!
Call 972-980-8877 and make your reservations today. If you prefer to book online, reservations with the discount code can be made by clicking HERE.
SUPER HERO SUNDAY: THEMED CONTENT
July 12, 2013
Super Hero Sunday is more than just a one-day costume event at All-Con! Gaining an extra boost from our 2014 theme: "A Gathering of Heroes", the 2014 Super Hero Sunday at All-Con will include Hero photo shoots, Villain line-ups, the traditional Super Hero Sunday competition, and new hero-based discussion panels and performances. You can follow the progress as we build this heroic day at the main All-Con website, or the new SuperHeroSunday.net website. (Bookmark it today and check it often!)
NEITHER NOIR MOVES TO NEW LOCATION AT ALL-CON 2014!
July 11, 2013
Many love Neither Noir's photographic talent, yet dread their traditional hallway corner due to traffic congestion. Dread no more! Neither Noir is moving to a new location starting at the next All-Con!
Afraid you won't find them now? Not a problem! Neither Noir will be set up in the main lobby of the hotel. If you can find Registration where you pick your badges up, you've found Neither Noir!
More space, better lighting, and lots of fun! The only thing better than an All-Con memory is taking home a photograph of it!
All-Con Video Release: Week 1
July 10, 2013
Every Wednesday until All-Con next March you can enjoy a mid-week pick-me-up video! Today we introduce Mark W. Gray who is going to tell you a little bit about the convention. You'll be seeing more of him through out the year.
All-Con Audio Release: Week 1
July 8, 2013
To kick off the first week of All-Con Media Releases, here is a short, very high energy piece we call, "All-Con Celebration!" It's 19 seconds of All-Con super-charge to get your week started.
If you device that you enjoy the song, you can download the .mp3 by clicking here!
All-Con Media Release: Announcement
July 7, 2013
All-Con is proud to announce that every Monday from tomorrow through the convention in March, we will releasing a new / original bit of media for your entertainment. Some will be video and some will be audio only. Every one may not be a masterpiece, but they will each be fun and unique. We hope that you enjoy this weekly feature.
We start off today with a musical piece that debuted last week on FaceBook under a photo flip video we made. We simply call it "Let's All Go To All-Con." (Both the audio and the video are loaded below for your entertainment; a sample bonus!)
If you device that you enjoy the song, you can download the .mp3 by clicking here!
Guinness World Record Holder Bill Blair Signs On For All-Con!
June 5, 2013
Bill Blair has the distinction of holding the world record for Most Special Effect Make-Up Characters Portrayed In A Career, verified and awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records!
You have seen Bill Blair on Babylon 5, most of the Star Trek franchises, Charmed, NCIS, iCarly, Argo, Community, and many other programs and films where he has portrayed more than two hundred special effect make-up characters; and counting!
With so many roles on hit series and experience with intricate make-up and prosthetics Bill Blair has one of the most interesting and diverse portfolios of autographable photos and behind-the-scenes anecdotes of any actor today!
Don't miss your chance to meet this distinguished legend at All-Con this March!
All-Con 2014 Teaser Art!
May 21, 2013
With the skills of Jason Chalker ManlyArt.com leading the charge, we present the All-Con 2014 teaser art for our 2014 theme: "A Gathering of Heroes". This March will be All-Con's 10th Year celebration and our first year with a four-day format! March 13-16, 2014. Mark your calendars and buy your badges!
All-Con Badges: 4 days for the price of 1!
March 23, 2012
All-Con badges cost less the farther out you buy them. Right now (through June 30, 2013) they are as cheap as you're going to get them... $35 for the entire 4-day convention! That's the same as the Saturday 1-day price at the door. July 1st they bump up to $40 for pre-registration until January 1st, 2014 when they settle in for $45.
2014 is going to be a special blend of your favorite events, new features, and fantastic flash-back events that you may have missed from the past nine years!
To buy your badges today while you've still got All-Con fever, click here.
For those people who volunteered 8 or more hours in 2013... Ha! Your badge is FREE! You earned it! If you want to learn more about volunteering at All-Con to get free badges, prizes, food, and fun visit the volunteers page here.
350 days until All-Con! Start your costumes early!