Category Archives: Convention

Flaming River Con This Saturday!


Ready for Cleveland’s first  LGBTQIA+ comic book convention? Panels include “Out of the Closet and into the Costume: A History of Queer Comix,” “Cartoons 4 Change: the history of LGBTQ Editorial Cartoons,” and “Fear the Queers! A Discussion of LGBTQ+ Representation in Horror.” Guests include Marvel ‘Iceman’ writer, and FRC headliner, Sina Grace.

The say:

Join us for the Midwest’s first LGBTQIA+ geek convention!

With vendors, art, comics, books, zines, podcasts, panels, and workshops this is your destination for everything queer and geek.

This is a family friendly event! Free entry, suggested donation of $5.

When: September 22, 2018
Where: Westshore Uniterian Universalist Church at 20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH 44116
Time: 10am-6pm

Ready for Cleveland Comic Con

Cleveland Comic Con

Advance tickets are $8 until September 28, so if you are planning a trip to Cleveland Comic Con, you might want to go ahead and register.

They say:


Pre registration $8 per day. This rate will expire September 28th, 2018 at 11:30PM. Click here to purchase

At the door:$10 per day for Adults. Ages 10 and under are free!


Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm


Dealer setup: 8am-11am
Open to the public: 11am-5pm


Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
19021 East Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Worldcon Party tonight at Bottlehouse


4pm – Close
Bottlehouse Brewing Company
2050 Lee Road
Admission is free!

Celestial attic is throwing that Worldcon Party you are missing. The World Science Fiction Convention is being held this weekend in San Jose, California. We are all stuck here in Cleveland; we do not have to be quiet about it. Come out and join us at the Bottlehouse Brewing Company at 2050 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights from 4pm until close tonight, Sunday August 19, 2018.

We will have a two-hour panel discussion, first about the Hugos, and then about science fiction in general. What are we reading and seeing that is good? What is awful? Audience participation will be encouraged.

After that, we will party the evening away, play games, talk, network, make friends, and share our love for our favorite genre. Mac’s Back’s will be on hand with some of the Hugo winners and nominees for sale.

Admission is simply drinks at the bar. Bottlehouse has been fantastic to give us the space for free. Outside food is welcome and we are laying out some party munchies, but more are welcome. Bring party food if you can.

See you there!

Celestial Attic Podcast – Jemcon! – August 18


Welcome to Jemcon 2018!

On todJem-Iconay’s Celestial Attic Podcast, we take you to that long ago land of Jem and the Holograms, the Hasbro toy line and associated animated TV series. I interview Rachel Pankiw about Jemcon 2018 coming to Cleveland next weekend. This show is part convention, a cosplay event, part Jem museum, and part toy fair with interest stretching well beyond just Jem and the Holograms to all of 1980s and 1990s animation.

Jemcon 2018 – Jem and the Holograms Convention

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Straight outta SDCC… Comics & Books


Bleeding Cool News’ Jude Terror has an announcement from IDW of Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein: Artist’s Edition to be released in late 2019. This masterpiece combines the sublime comic artistry of Bernie Wrightson with one of the greatest science fiction stories of all time.


Also from Jude Terror at Bleeding Cool, Marv Wolfman will be scripting a four-issue Diablo miniseries illustrated by Piotr Kowalski for Titan. Based in the video game, the series follows human investigators as they uncover humanities origins.


And, not necessarily comic book news, Batman’s issue 50 continues to carry controversy after the New York Times revealed the plot twist in the book. Now, comic writer Tom King stirred the pot after revealing his San Diego Comic Con bodyguard on Twitter.





Straight outta SDCC… Doctor Who!


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There were several Thirteenth Doctor reveals at San Diego Comic Con, including this panel introduction.

The highlight reel was an even bigger draw of course, giving us a glimpse of the series’ direction and aesthetic with Jodie Whittaker in the role.

Here is the Doctor Who panel in two parts:

Of course, there are toys to discover as well. Kyle Anderson at Nerdist has the scoop on all the new Thirteenth Doctor merchandise announced in San Diego.


Straight outta SDCC… DC Comics!

With all the big San Diego Comic Con announcements, I thought I’d share the best of them in a few posts this week.

You can’t get SDCC without DC, So what’s up at DC / Warner? It looks like they are releasing a live-action Teen Titans tv series in the dark, grim, and gritty mold of the Batman films or the TV series Gotham. The series Titans is set to debut on DC’s $75 a year streaming service. They reversed course from the animated series’ light and happy model for some real darkness. Look for it in the latter half of 2018.

Over at Warner Brothers, DC has steered the venerable Shazam comic book in the exact opposite direction. The cinematic Shazam ripples with silliness and a light-hearted air only seen in DC’s animated features, though not even all of those. Shazam is scheduled for release April 5, 2019.