ConCarolinas: 2015 Events

Costume

Children’s and Adult Costume Contest

Saturday May 30th in Main Programming

There are three categories: Novice, Journeyman, and Craftsman

4th

4th Doctor Scarf Guinness World Record

There will be attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most Doctor Who 4th Doctor Scarves Saturday, May 30th at 11:00 a.m.

ConCarolinas is hosting this Guinness World Record attempt in order to raise awareness of their charity and non-profit partners:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
  • American Red Cross
  • North Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association
  • Cabarrus County Libraries

Each year ConCarolinas hosts a charity auction for North Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association, a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank, and a blood drive for the American Red Cross.

The Cabarrus County Library will be at ConCarolinas raising awareness of the summer reading program. Representatives from each group will be in attendance to celebrate this Guinness World Record Attempt. Charlotte artisit John Hairston Jr. will be donating a painting to the charity auction to commemorate the event.

Each scarf will be set on the convention floor to create a continuous scarf. To be a part of this attempt, you must have a Doctor Who 4th Doctor Scarf (either handmade or store bought) and a membership badge for the convention.

The “trail” of scarves will end at a replica model of The Doctor’s infamous time machine, the TARDIS.

To participate please visit the ConCarolinas website and fill out the form

http://www.concarolinas.org/events/4th-doctor-scarf-guinness-world-record/

The ConCarolinas Short Film Festival is dedicated to the art of the short film and the expression of independent filmmakers. In its seventh year, the ConCarolinas Short Film Festival has created a setting for local and international filmmakers to showcase artistic visions surrounding Science Fiction, Fandom, Fantasy and Adventure.

2015 Official Selections

A Fight To Propose

A Stranger Kind

Action on the First Date

Advection

Alekto

Artificio Conceal

Between Hell And A Hard Place

Cassandra

Centurion Resurrection

Clownbie

Dirty Bill Of Health

Fairy Knowledge

Insane

KIKO’s PARADISE

Kirk v Picard

Kresnik: The Lore of Fire

LOSERS

Mr.Dentonn

Percentage

The Blood Of Love

The Chosen

The Company

The Looking Planet

The Peripheral

The Place Where You Live

The Red Thunder

Thundercluck: Chicken of Thor

‘Til Death

We All Go the Same

What Con of Fool Am I?

With Time

Zerogon

Categories

• Fiction – Fan Fiction or Original Fiction films

• Fandom – Films that borrow or pay homage to existing sci-fi, horror, or fantast works.

• The Atomizer- Films that run in their entirety in 60 sec (including credits)

Awards

• Grand Prize Winners (Best Original Fiction, Best Fandom, and The Atomizer) will receive an original trophy created specifically for the ConCarolinas Short Film Festival and a free film submission to the ConCarolinas Short Film Festival in 2016!

Additional prizes include awards for:

  • Best Script
  • Best Leading Man
  • Best Leading Woman
  • Best Horror
  • Best Suspense
  • Best Animation

*Additional awards may be given on the discretion of the Film Festival Judging Committee*

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If you are planning to attend ConCarolinas (which you should be), make sure you check out the costume contest, participate in the world record attempt and support these filmmakers by checking out the festival.

Oh and if you see us around, say hello :)

~CC

ConCarolinas: Sci-fi Carolina Style

ConCarolinas is a general multi-genre multi-media convention. We call ourselves a sci-fi convention but in truth we cover all speculative fiction – science fiction, fantasy and horror. We hosts a variety of fandom related events and guests, including gaming, discussion panels, costume events, music events like Klingon Karaoke, charity auction, SCA events, fan groups like the 501st Legion, Starfleet, and Klingon Assault Group, and something different every year.

ConCarolinas takes place this weekend May 29th – May 31st

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Here is a small taste of what you can expect in this year’s line-up:

Other media guests:

For a complete list of Guests : http://www.concarolinas.org/guests-2/featured-guests/

http://www.concarolinas.org/guests-2/guests/

Gaming

2 hour slots (board games, card games, demos, mini-demos, tabletop games)

Friday 2-4pm, 5-7pm, 8-10pm, 11-1am

Saturday 8-10am, 11-1pm, 2-4pm, 5-7pm, 8-10pm, 11-1am

Sunday 8-10am, 11-1pm, 2-4pm

5 hour slots (role-playing games, board game tournaments)

Friday 2-7pm, 8-1am

Saturday 8-1pm, 2-7pm, 8-1am

Sunday 11-4pm

9 hour slots (role-playing games)

Sunday 8-5pm

http://www.concarolinas.org/gaming/gaming-companies-and-groups/

Dealer Rooms

Friday, May 29
1pm – 9pm

Saturday, May 30
10am – 6pm

Sunday, May 31st
10am – 3pm

Vendors

http://www.concarolinas.org/2015-dealers-room/

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Gigi and I are privileged to be a part of this con as Media this year and are excited to bring you in depth coverage!!!!

A pre-con post blitz starts tomorrow and will feature an expanded look at ConCarolinas and exactly what you can expect from the EPICNESS that will be this coming weekend!

Stay tuned here for all the latest coverage.

~CC

***All photographs are courtesy of ConCarolinas***

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 – 3 New Featurettes From Episode 7, “The Gift”

Game of Thrones_Season 5_Episode 7_The Gift

Inside the Episode:

Sam’s Bond with Gilly:

The Poisons of House Martell:

Episode #47: “The Gift” Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis (Stephen Dillane) remains stubborn. Jaime attempts to reconnect with family. Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by Miguel Sapochnik.

Comics: INHUMANS: ATTILAN RISING #1 Preview

INHUMANS: ATTILAN RISING #1
Written by Charles Soule
Art by John Timms
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 27, 2015

There is a rebellion brewing on Battleworld and it stretches far and wide into every domain. Medusa, ruler of Attilan, is tasked with uncovering the leader of this uprising and scuttling it with extreme prejudice. When she discovers the leader of this rebellion is Black Bolt, however, things get complicated.