Connecticon Moves to Connecticut Convention Center

ConnectiCon announces 3rd Annual Summer Anime/Gaming Convention moves to Connecticut Convention Center – July 15-17, 2005

HARTFORD, CT - March 4, 2005

ConnectiCon is moving the location of their annual summer convention from the University of Hartford campus to the new Connecticut Convention Center facility because the convention expects to grow beyond the limit that the University campus can comfortably host.

ConnectiCon is held annually on the 3rd full weekend in July and draws fans of animation, comics, board games, role playing games, console and PC games, fantasy and science fiction. ConnectiCon attracts the attention of fans from all over the world. Attendance at this year's event is expected to be around 2,500 members up from nearly 1,800 in 2004 and 800 in 2003.

ConnectiCon offers over 2,000 hours of planned events over three days including screenings of popular or up and coming anime, science fiction and fantasy movies and television series. Panels and workshops on costuming, drawing, animation cell painting, sculpting, voice acting, game design and other topics that would be of interest to our members. Video game tournaments for Halo 2, Dance Dance Revolution, Karaoke Revolution, Super Smash Brothers Melee, Mario Kart Double Dash, Burnout 3 Crash Party, Soul Calibur 2, and many more. Board game tournaments for Monopoly, Risk, Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico, Attika, Axis & Allies and others. RPGA (Role playing game association) sanctioned Dungeons and Dragons, Spycraft, D20 Modern and other events. Tabletop miniatures battle games such as Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, HeavyGear, Battletech, MageKnight, HeroClix, MechWarrior, and dozens of other games. ConnectiCon also features many special events like dances, costume & skit contests, and concerts!

ConnectiCon also brings in guests from within the industries artists, writers, actors, musicians, game developers/designers, and directors to share their knowledge with the fans. Guests of Honor this year include: Tiffany Grant, Tim Buckley, Brian Clevinger, Matt Boyd, Ian McConville, Mohammad Haque, Ananth Panagariya, Michael Terracciano, Scott Ramsoomair, Brian Carroll, Lianne Sentar, and Steve Bennett with additional guests to be announced at a later date.

ABOUT CONNECTICON: ConnectiCon is a fan-based convention organized by fans for fans. ConnectiCon's mission is to improve the image of anime, comics, games, fantasy and science fiction as healthy, enjoyable forms of alternative educational entertainment.

ConnectiCon will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center on July 15-17, 2005 beginning at 8am on Friday and ending at 6pm on Sunday. Memberships for all three days are only $30 until May 1, 2005; $40 until June 25, 2005. Memberships will also be available at the convention. Pre-registration is available at the Dragon's Lair in West Hartford, CT; Sarge's Comics in New London, CT; DJ's Comics in Wallingford, CT; and Modern Myths in North Hampton, MA. Additional locations may follow.

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