Hey Readers, while last week’s post was actually a guest article on Pat Sponagle’s site all about Cersei Lannister, this one gets back to the reality of conventions and what we can expect in the coming months from Square Egg Entertainment, the showrunners of Phoenix Comicon.
Now Phoenix Comicon is of course still happening over Memorial Day weekend, and we’ll have a post up shortly about all of the fantastic guests they’re hosting this year, but for now let’s get to the nitty gritty of Square Egg Entertainment’s other cons… or as it is now con.
That’s right in two press releases (posted below) last week Square Egg Entertainment announced that it’s no longer going to host Keen Halloween and ownership of the event has reverted back to previous owners and Steam Crow creators Daniel and Dawn Davis. Unfortunately though, after this move it seems that Keen Halloween won’t be happening at all (at least not in its current form) according to Daniel Davis, who posted the following last week:
He was responding to someone who posted their excitement about the event reverting back to Steam Crow’s ownership by saying:
Keen Halloween, as a convention, is concluded.
Dawna and I would like to thank all the souls who attended, vended and helped put on Keen Halloween; you are fantastic and generous people! We managed to make friends with a whole lot of you through the event. We are grateful to you.
Thanks to Matt Solberg and his team at Square Egg for helping us bring it back in 2016.
Thank you for sharing your love of Halloween with us; it’s our favorite time of year.
Daniel & Dawna Davis
Steam Crow, Monster Scouts
None of this however is on the Keen Halloween website, which is currently down.
What is still happening this year though? Fan Fest, from November 11-12, and not just in Phoenix this year but also in Minnesota (during August). Now I’ll be the first to say that as a desert resident who detests cold weather, I won’t be making it to the Minnesota show, but I am thrilled that Fan Fest is coming back, and staying at the convention center.
Do you have any thoughts about Square Egg moving on from Keen Halloween while keeping Fan Fest? Let us know in the comments.
Square Egg Keen Halloween Press Release:
|Phoenix, AZ, March 27, 2017–Daniel and Dawna Davis, owners of Steam Crow, have resumed control of vintage Halloween event Keen Halloween. The Davises created Keen Halloween in 2012 and partnered with Square Egg Entertainment Inc., parent company of Phoenix Comicon, LLC, for Keen Halloween 2016.
Daniel and Dawna Davis will resume complete ownership and operation of Keen Halloween in 2017. Square Egg Entertainment is taking their shows in a different direction, but looks forward to the next spooky concoction from Steam Crow and Keen Halloween. Daniel and Dawna Davis continue to be an integral part of Phoenix Comicon and Square Egg Entertainment events.
Square Egg Entertainment Inc., the parent company of Phoenix Comicon seeks to create dynamic geek culture events that bring joy to its participants, fosters friendship among those who attend, and provides opportunities for skill development among its participants.
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Square Egg Fan Fest Press Release:
|Phoenix, AZ, March 31, 2017– Square Egg Entertainment Inc., parent company of Phoenix Comicon, LLC is bringing Fan Fest back and taking it on the road. In 2017, Fan Fest returns to the valley for Phoenix Fan Fest November 11-12 following the debut of Minnesota Fan Fest, August 19-20 at the Saint Paul River Centre.
Fan Fest is a celebration of comics, creators, and collectibles. The events will vary by year and location. Phoenix Fan Fest 2017 is a fandom experience for everyone with comic and media guests and an expansive exhibit hall where attendees can find one-of-a-kind and collectible geeky gifts for everyone on their holiday shopping list. Minnesota Fan Fest 2017 is a joint venture with comic creator Dan Jurgens that offers comic book and comic character enthusiasts the chance to meet some of the top creators in the industry and collect comics and graphic novels of every kind and brings exhibitors from around the country who specialize in comic memorabilia and collectibles.
Exhibitor and panel applications are available now for each of Square Egg Entertainment’s upcoming events. Please visit our website at www.myfanfest.com for Phoenix and Minnesota Fan Fest.
Square Egg Entertainment Inc., the parent company of Phoenix Comicon, LLC seeks to create dynamic geek culture events that bring joy to its participants, fosters friendship among those who attend, and provides opportunities for skill development among its participants.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kristin Rowan at 602-663-9459 or email at Kristin.Rowan@square-egg.com.