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Outtakes—Convention Center Deja Vu

Outtakes—Convention Center Deja Vu

The success of Pensacon has reignited a discussion of building a convention center. It’s a worthy topic. The fourth-cent of the Tourist Development Tax was originally presented as a funding source [...]

Outtakes—The Innocence of Pensacon

Outtakes—The Innocence of Pensacon

I like Pensacon. This odd assortment of celebrities, panel discussions, workshops, parties and costumed visitors is the perfect event for Pensacola. For years, the local hospitality industry has [...]

Kraglin or Kirk?

Kraglin or Kirk?

By T.S. Strickland Show business is family business for Sean Gunn. The veteran actor—who played Kraglin in last summer’s blockbuster hit “Guardians of the Galaxy”—followed his four [...]

“The future belongs to the geeks”

“The future belongs to the geeks”

By Ben Sheffler New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells will be making his first appearance at Pensacon later this month, his first of about 15 conventions this year. "My favorite thing [...]

Did someone issue a Noise Complaint?

Did someone issue a Noise Complaint?

By Jennifer Leigh If you thought that tap dancing and cosplay would never find common ground, you were wrong. New to Pensacon’s lineup this year is the addition of the tap dance company, [...]

Caught Up In Cosplay

Caught Up In Cosplay

By Jennifer Leigh Some little girls enjoy playing dress up, clunking around in their mother’s high heels while piling on strands of necklaces. Eighteen-year-old Cami Roebuck—known to her [...]

The Art of the Fan Film

The Art of the Fan Film

By Shelby Smithey Award-winning filmmaker, animator and fan film aficionado John Hudgens knows firsthand that imitation is the highest form of flattery. Known for his short Star Wars fan films and [...]

From “Selma” To Pensacon

From “Selma” To Pensacon

By Ben Sheffler Actress Tara Ochs, who graduated from Pensacola High School's International Baccalaureate program in 1994, is looking forward to her first appearance at Pensacon. "I'm really [...]

Pensacon 2015

Pensacon 2015

Everyone who believed Pensacon year one would be a massive success was totally right. “That Saturday when the line reached all around the hotel, we were quite surprised,” said Ben Galecki, CEO [...]

After the con, it’s the after party…

After the con, it’s the after party…

If we learned one thing during Pensacon’s inaugural year, it’s that the fun doesn’t stop when the Bay Center doors close. You know what they say about after parties and hotel lobbies (the [...]

Pensacon’s Leading Ladies

Pensacon’s Leading Ladies

By Jennifer Leigh In the sometimes male-dominated world of science fiction and super heroes, these women—among many others—are making their mark, following the footsteps of those before and [...]

‘A Glimpse into a Different World’

‘A Glimpse into a Different World’

By Jennifer Leigh For anyone who’s been having a little cosplay withdraw, Blue Morning Gallery is featuring some of your favorite pop culture characters in its new exhibition, “The Art of [...]

Helping Out, Superhero-Style

Helping Out, Superhero-Style

By Jessica Forbes Following the flooding in late April that devastated the Manna Food Pantries headquarters on Guillemard Street in Long Hollow, an outpouring of support from the community came in [...]

Winners & Losers 3/6/14

Winners & Losers 3/6/14

Winners Pensacon 2014 The three-day event at the Pensacola Bay Center was a huge success, bringing over $1.4 million into the community. Research revealed that 11,000 people attended and 5,183 [...]

Let Your Geek Flag Fly: A Guide To Pensacon

Let Your Geek Flag Fly: A Guide To Pensacon

Nerd. In childhood it may not have been the hippest nickname, but now it has become a moniker increasingly embraced among some adults. The Internet, “The Big Bang Theory” and Ben on “Parks and [...]

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