ART CONTEST FOR ANOMALYCON 2012!

AnomalyCon 2012 is looking for artists! We are running an art contest for the tshirt and badge art for 2012. The theme is (naturally) apocalypse. Not post-apocalypse, but what would happen building up and during the disaster. There are endless possibilities for this, especially with a steampunk twist.

Submissions are due in high-def form by June 30, 2011. The winner will receive two free badges to AnomalyCon 2012, as well as a tshirt with their design on it. Send your submissions to us! All submissions become the property of AnomalyCon and cannot be returned.

We will accept separate submissions for tshirt and badge. We reserve the right to use two different artists’ submissions and give them each the prize.

Full color is preferred for the badge but the ideal art for the shirt would look good as white on black or vice versa.
“size” is relative but the image will need to be large enough to look good as a roughly 9×12 image on a tshirt.

Image submission needs to be at least 300dpi

We don’t have any specific “must haves,” except that it needs to in some way reflect Steampunk/scifi and have something reflecting the Apocalypse theme. Some suggestions (which have not been drawn yet) include a Cthulhian man wearing a tophat and spats and carrying a sign that says “The End is Nigh”

You can incorporate AnomalyCon 2012 into the art but it is not necessary. If the winning piece does not have this we will incorporate it. With that in mind, images ideally will be submitted in jpg, png or tiff format (png preferred) to make changing the color/size/adding text easier for us.

Shirt will be black unless the art we choose has to be on a white shirt.

The editing on our end will primarily just include possible orientation changes, sizing, color (to monochromatic or possibly sepia), and adding text if necessary. Ideally we won’t need to do any other editing, and images that need a lot of editing (especially for line cleanup, etc) probably won’t be selected because at that point it isn’t the artist’s original piece anymore.

All artists are allowed to participate, but those outside the US will still have to find their own way to the con to claim their prize.

Submissions should be sent to us with the subject “Art Submission”.

AnomalyCon 2012: Open for Programming, Guest Suggestions, and Sponsors! Also contest!

Did you miss out on AnomalyCon 2011? Excited for 2012?

AnomalyCon 2012 is looking for sponsors–you’ll get fancy billing in our newspaper-style program, promotion on our website, and more! Guaranteed many quality focused hits.

We are also looking for suggestions for guests to bring for 2012–just send us a note on the Contact Us page.

We are also looking for panelists for next year’s con–in 2012 we intend to run 3 tracks of normal panel programming plus one track of hands-on programming, so expect lots of awesome things to come! The theme in 2012 is (what else?) Apocalypse!

AND, AnomalyCon is running an art contest for the tshirt and badge art for 2012. Submissions are due in high-def form by June 30, 2011. The winner will receive two free badges to AnomalyCon 2012, as well as a tshirt with their design on it. Send your submissions soon! All submissions become the property of AnomalyCon and cannot be returned.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!

This is a bit last-minute, but I have gotten quite a few of these questions.

Q: Are children allowed at the con?
A: Yes, they are allowed, and children under 8 are free. However, there is no child-specific content (although most videos will be G or PG), and any child under the age of 13 must be with an adult at all times.

Q: Will there be teenager-friendly content?
A: This depends on the teenager, of course! Most of our content is rated PG-13 at the most. However, any teenager who has a lot of trouble sitting still for an hour might be bored with much of the panel content.

This is a bit last-minute, but I have gotten quite a few of these questions.

Q: Are children allowed at the con?
A: Yes, they are allowed, and children under 8 are free. However, there is no child-specific content (although most videos will be G or PG), and any child under the age of 13 must be with an adult at all times.

Q: Will there be teenager-friendly content?
A: This depends on the teenager, of course! Most of our content is rated PG-13 at the most. However, any teenager who has a lot of trouble sitting still for an hour might be bored with much of the panel content.

Q: Are single day tickets sold?
A: Unfortunately, no. Because we are offering weekend tickets for less than most major conventions charge for a single day, we cannot offer single-day passes at this time. We will take this into consideration for next year, however.

Q: Are tickets to just the ball sold?
A: Again, no. The ball (but not the tea) is included with the weekend pass. Tea tickets are sold out.

Q: Can I take pictures?
A: Yes, of course! Please make sure you ask the permission of our special guests before taking pictures of them, and respect the wishes of anyone who asks you not to take their picture.

Q: Can I bring/wear weapons?
A: Realistic modern weapons, replicas and swords are not allowed. Modified nerf guns and weapons that are clearly not a rebuilt real firing weapon are allowed. ALL weapons must be peace-bonded by Operations. Brandishing is not allowed. These are the rules of the Tivoli.

Q: Can I pay with a check for my badge?
A: No. AnomalyCon does not accept checks. It is at the individual vendor’s discretion to accept checks, but there is a fee-free ATM in the Tivoli. That means they don’t charge you to use it (although your bank might still charge a fee).

Q: I have a really cool idea for AnomalyCon 2012! Where can I send it?
A: Please use our contact us form above.

OFFICIAL CONVENTION HOURS

Official Schedule! I know you have all been looking for this.

Pre-registration badge pickup and onsite registration hours:
8am-4pm Saturday, 9am-2pm Sunday.
Pre-registration for AnomalyCon 2012 will also be available Sunday.

The vendor’s room and artist’s alley hours will be from 9am-1pm, then again from 2pm-7pm Saturday.
Hours will be from 9am-5pm on Sunday.
Panel content and the media room will run from 9am-8pm Saturday and from 9am-6pm Sunday.

The Grand Ball will run from 8pm-11pm on Saturday night, and tea will be served (for those who have tickets) from 8:30-9:30.

Official Schedule! I know you have all been looking for this.

Pre-registration badge pickup and onsite registration hours:
8am-4pm Saturday, 9am-2pm Sunday.
Pre-registration for AnomalyCon 2012 will also be available Sunday.

The vendor’s room and artist’s alley hours will be from 9am-1pm, then again from 2pm-7pm Saturday.
Hours will be from 9am-5pm on Sunday.
Panel content and the media room will run from 9am-8pm Saturday and from 9am-6pm Sunday.

The Grand Ball will run from 8pm-11pm on Saturday night, and tea will be served (for those who have tickets) from 8:30-9:30.

You can also download a PDF format version of the panel schedule! Please note that several items, including the Ghost Tour, are not specifically on the schedule.

Myles Pinkney

We must regretfully announce that Myles Pinkney has taken ill and will be unable to attend AnomalyCon 2011. We hope to see him back with us next year, and urge you all to send your well wishes via his contact link on his website, mylespinkney.com. His family will still be exhibiting his art for sale in the Artist’s Alley, and all proceeds go to the Myles Pinkney medical fund.

A Murder! A Mystery!

Inspector Lestrade is investigating a mysterious murder. Col. Isaiah Newfound, Esq. was murdered in his own abode yesterday evening. Upon searching his home, Scotland Yard found that a particular artifact he was rumored to possess was missing from his collection of curios. Scotland Yard has yet to make an arrest, and they are offering a reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the apprehension of the criminal. The first correct tip provided leading to an arrest will be rewarded with two full passes to AnomalyCon 2012, and a cameo appearance in The Spectacular Tales of the Extraordinary Airship Mórríghan (S.T.E.A.M.). You must have all of the clues in order to draw a conclusion.

Clues will be revealed at AnomalyCon in the program, during the events of the day at AnomalyCon, and in the episode of S.T.E.A.M. right before the convention!
Check out radiosteam.com to listen to Victorian Production’s new podcast, The Spectacular Tales of the Extraordinary Airship Mórríghan!

Volunteers Needed!

AnomalyCon is still looking for volunteers! We are particularly looking for folks for security and EMT/CPR trained individuals, but we can use everybody who is willing. Put in 15 hours and attend the con for free! Contact us using the contact form to get in on the list!