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Christian Comics/scifi/fantasy/gaming/geek Convention

Discussing the very real possibility of a convention devoted to Christian fans and pros who enjoy comics, science fiction, fantasy, gaming, costuming, steam punk and everything geeky.

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Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2018

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Convention Name Ideas

Started by Jotham David Parker. Last reply by Eric Jansen Jul 24, 2015. 11 Replies

I thought it would be good to have one place for name suggestions so Mr. Miley and whoever else is picking the name can find them easily. Please just post name suggestions and keep discussion to a…Continue

Convention Theme Song

Started by Jotham David Parker Mar 2, 2014. 0 Replies

Erik Pineda said my new song sounds like a theme song for a Christian superhero. …Continue

Vision, Motivation, Mission Statement, and more.

Started by Hailey Summer Galloway. Last reply by Hailey Summer Galloway Dec 13, 2013. 10 Replies

Edited after reading Don's Comment:Okay, I guess we know what we're doing….but that still leaves some things up for discussion. =)How We Are Going to Do ItWhy We Are Doing ItWhat Do We Want to Get…Continue

Ideas? [THIS DISCUSSION IS CLOSED]

Started by Hailey Summer Galloway. Last reply by Hailey Summer Galloway Dec 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Edited in: THIS DISCUSSION IS CLOSED. PLEASE POST IDEA RESPONSES ON THE OTHER DISCUSSION!!!!Thank you. :)So...I don't know if anyone will post anything here, but anyway...what is it that you…Continue

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Comment by Dave Porta on December 11, 2013 at 8:04pm

"*price(s) for creative talent that would be seen as a draw must also be reasonable--or they won't come.*"

Ah, I foresee some new lists to be made:

GUEST IDEAS

COMICS

JESSE HAMM, well-know in the indie set, is a member of our tribe, a well regarded artist and writer who can tell you stories. He is articulate and charming, and Christian.

COMICS

SERGIO CARIELLO, illustrator of THE ACTION BIBLE, and BATMAN, THE LONE RANGER, etc., former instructor at THE KUBERT SCHOOL. He is charming, and loveable, and Christian.

MEDIA + COMICS TIE-IN

ZACH LEVI, known for his role in the TV series CHUCK, as the titular character. He also played Fandral in the Marvel film THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013). Levi is a Christian.

COMICS

JACK CHICK, publisher, writer, and comic book artist of evangelical fundamentalist Christian tracts and comic books. His comics have been described by Los Angeles magazine as "equal parts hate literature and fire-and-brimstone sermonizing." He is 89 years old, turns 90 in April, so he might not be with us by the time this gets off the ground. But it was through a Chick tract that our own RALPH MILEY came to really open his eyes and heart to the LORD.

COMICS

RALPH MILEY & DON ENSIGN. I mean, really, come on. It is really a no-brainer. Groundbreaking experts in ministry to the world of comics, glad to share their stories and experience. Someone, turn up the volume on Don's mic.

Comment by Roland Mann on December 11, 2013 at 7:19pm

Art Aryis has a relationship with Gideon Media Festival--and it might be a good idea to "partner" with a conference like that initially; strength in numbers and all that.

While I've never done it myself, I've been around a lot of people who have worked on concoms...it's a lot of work and very little recognition.

Some thoughts: *price for attendance has to be reasonable in order to get "masses" inside the doors. *price(s) for creative talent that would be seen as a draw must also be reasonable--or they won't come.*media personalities are always a good way to bring in bodies--but they're also pricey.*More than just a dealers room, you need the "artists alley" and good panels.

I'm sure that's all been covered and I apologize for any repetition. Would love to see this happen!

Comment by Jotham David Parker on December 11, 2013 at 3:46pm

This is also a little morbid (and some might think it's sacrilegious, if taken the wrong way) but Cruci-Fiction or Cruci-Fiction Con would reference the cross and imaginative art at the same time.

Comment by Jotham David Parker on December 11, 2013 at 3:16pm

Just going along with Mr. Porta, Straight Edge is a term describing someone who doesn't drink, smoke or do drugs, usually refers to a punk rocker who doesn't.

Comment by geoff brenneman on December 11, 2013 at 2:59pm

ok sorry I hadn't been in here in awhile college and work been keeping me busy

Comment by Dave Porta on December 11, 2013 at 2:36pm

SQUARE CON suggests its own icon, a square.

"Square" is already associated with Christian culture in a variety of ways.

There is the Foursquare denomination.

An agreement that is equitable on all sides is a "square deal." Before leaving your seat to exit the diner, you may ask the counterman, "Are we square?" which means, "Have I paid you for everything?"

"Square" also has a celebratory association. Think "Square Dance," something that is popular among diverse groups of people — Jews, country music aficionados, people from New Jersey ...

In referring to a person, "square" originally meant someone who was honest, traditional and loyal. A person who respects traditional principles. What comes to mind (I hope) when one says "Christian," hence SQUARE CON fits the Christian idea.

Also, "square" was once what liberal people called conservative people and things. It is somewhat out of date as a slang word, but that lends it retro cachet.

The word "SQUARE"also suggests the more current slang term "GEEK" used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people, with different connotations ranging from "an expert or enthusiast" to "a person heavily interested in a hobby," often considered a pejorative, but also used self-referentially without malice or as a source of pride.

The word "SQUARE"also suggests the more current slang term "NERD" used to describe a person who is overly intellectual, obsessive, or socially impaired, spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, obscure, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical or relating to topics of fiction or fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities; being shy, quirky, and unattractive, and may have difficulty participating in, or even following, sports. Often considered a pejorative, but has been reclaimed and redefined by some as a term of pride and group identity.

Pretty much the same case can be made for STRAIGHT CON. Christians, like Boy Scouts, are identified with being "morally straight" or virtuous.

Comment by Hailey Summer Galloway on December 11, 2013 at 2:15pm

Isaiah 40:29

New King James Version (NKJV)

29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.

Isaiah 40:29

New Living Translation (NLT)

29 He gives power to the weak
    and strength to the powerless.

Comment by Hailey Summer Galloway on December 11, 2013 at 2:13pm

Isaiah 40:29-41

29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

Is it just me, or do these scriptures sound like they're talking about superpowers? haha XD

Comment by Hailey Summer Galloway on December 11, 2013 at 2:11pm

Hmm...maybe. But I think we need something catchy. ;)

(Golgotha sounds to me like a horror film fest...or just something gothic/dark, which is for me personally not my style, and honestly isn't the theme of the convention...at least I hope not. O_o and XN con sounds weird and is forgettable, in my opinion.)

I think it would be cool if we had a word like KABLAM and then made it into acronym...just an idea.

Comment by Jotham David Parker on December 11, 2013 at 2:09pm

Magnifi-Con (Magnificat), Escha-Con (Eschaton), Genesis, Beza-Con or Oholi-Con after the two craftsmen set in charge of making the tabernacle or maybe O Holy-Con. I know Xn-Con was already suggested, but I was thinking Xny would sound cool. Juts a few off the top of my head. I'll post more as I think of them.

 

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