June 6 – 8 , 2014 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Meet SPFX makeup artist Megan Lauchner

Meet SPFX makeup artist Megan Lauchner

03/28/14

              With a knack for drawing and other artsy things, it shouldn’t have been a surprise when Megan’s talents took her to SPFX makeup. This was a girl who once couldn’t tell you the difference between eye shadow and blush. But after only one class, Megan had found her chosen profession. After earning...

Patrick Owens of Fractal Fox at A-Kon 25

Patrick Owens of Fractal Fox at A-Kon 25

03/28/14

              Patrick Owens: Producer at Fractal Fox, Patrick has been working in the game industry since 2008.  Starting out doing animation and now specializing in game design and production; Patrick works with his team to bring the spirited games Greeble, Cat Juggling, Brain and Zombie, and more to life. Fractal Fox:...

Darren Gendron & Obsidian Abnormal, they’re Comics artists & writers

Darren Gendron & Obsidian Abnormal, they’re Comics artists & writers

03/17/14

              According to the internet, Darren J. Gendron’s  mustache has been declared a lethal weapon in 22 states. One of Dern’s eyes is fake. Even he isn’t sure which one. His Kevin Bacon number is four. Dern is magic. Dern is the writer of Bonebreakers (www.CommissionedComic.com) Hello With Cheese...

Pata of XJAPAN brings Ra:IN to A-Kon 25

Pata of XJAPAN brings Ra:IN to A-Kon 25

03/12/14

A-Kon and Babel Rock present legendary guitarist of XJAPAN, Pata with his band: Ra:IN. Welcome, Pata, and his band mates Michiaki Suzuki, Tetsu Mukaiyama, and Daijiro “DIE” Nozawa.

Artist Ken Steacy at A-Kon 25

Artist Ken Steacy at A-Kon 25

03/09/14

              KEN STEACY decided at age eleven to become a professional comic book author/illustrator, a dream he realized in 1974. Since then, he has worked in the industry as writer, artist, art director, editor, and publisher, chronicling the exploits of Astro Boy, Spider-Man, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars gang, to name...

S%$^ Otaku Say is back

S%$^ Otaku Say is back

02/24/14

              S%$^ Otaku Say is back and better than ever, with TWO PANELS! In it’s third year now, the boys of SOS are ready to bring you the worst of fandom culture! Join comedians Evan, Adolf, Ken and Zach as they delve in to the twisted, demented world of the...

Anthony Brownrigg at A-Kon 25

Anthony Brownrigg at A-Kon 25

02/24/14

              Anthony Brownrigg is a filmmaker, actor, musician and all around media specialist. For over thirty years he has been in the video and film production industry producing and directing the award winning Red Victoria, Silent Interchanges, Dark Evolution and many others. His recent projects include the werewolf...

Plano Martial Arts Academy

Plano Martial Arts Academy

02/17/14

              Plano Martial Arts Academy offers classes in a wide variety of disciplines – from open handed styles like tae kwon do and joint manipulation styles like jujutsu and hapkido to weapons-centric styles like kobudo and kenjutsu. Our focus is self-defense over sport and teaching over tournaments. Come in for a...

Anime LARP

Anime LARP

02/17/14

              What happens when there is a world devoid of heroes?  When the villains are competing for control, what type of future can there be?  We’re not sure, but we do know there will be some chaos in the making! Come join us in our fourth game of the anime LARP, Divergence this year at Project A -Kon!  The game...

A-Kon 2014: Helen McCarthy

A-Kon 2014: Helen McCarthy

02/17/14

              Helen McCarthy loves conventions; this year she celebrates four decades of congoing since the first British Star Trek Convention in 1974. Her first American convention was Boskone in 1977, where she looked her most ladylike in long gloves and pearls at the Regency tea dance. Her first anime convention was ANIME...