Eastern Shore Fan Con Hot
The Eastern Shore Fan Con, the Eastern Shore of Maryland's premiere genre con returns to the campus of UMES March 9th 2013. ESFC focuses on Anime, Video Games and Comic Books as well as all things geeky and has a little something for everyone.
With the rousing success of last year's event, the ESFC returns with even more content in 2013. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet guests, artists and vendors from the worlds of comics, anime and gaming. Along with this, attendees will have access to Anime screenings in a real theater all day long, panels happening every hour, a costume contest with prizes, competition in video game tournaments and free play, live entertainment and much more, all included in the cost of admission.
Held on the campus of The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Fan Con boasts more advanced facilities than most smaller cons could have access to. Within the Student Services Center where the convention will be held is a full movie theater for screenings and costume contest, several large meeting rooms with full A\V support for panels, a separate space dedicated to video game tournaments featuring giant pull down screens, free play on both new and classic gaming consoles and plenty of room for both players and spectators. And of course there is a large convention floor for vendors, artists and guests. And as an added bonus, real food will be available, prepared by the college’s culinary arts dept.
The Eastern Shore Fan Con is being presented by UMES student group A.C.T.I.O.N. Anime with support from PLB Comics as a way to promote the anime and comics industries and the independent creators involved in them. All proceeds from ticket and table sales go directly to A.C.T.I.O.N. Anime to help fund trips, support independent artists, creating more events and community outreach. UMES has one of the only sequential arts degree track programs at a public university in the US, and members of that department will be on hand to speak with perspective students.