Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

SiliCon would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! We're really looking forward to 2007 and our convention next October.
We have a ton of new updates coming this next month. Stay tuned for announcements on new guests, new events, and other great plans we have in store for 2007. Our formal website should be updated soon.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

New Guest Announced, Molly Kiely!

Joining us for SiliCon 2007 is underground artist Molly Kiely. Molly has peppered her art through many zines and other underground publications for years but her most recognized work has been published by underground mainstay FantaGraphics Books. Ms.Kiely has a no apologies take on adult comics and was even an expert witness for the defense in the notorious "Answer Me!" magazine obscenity trials. Achieving fame and fortune for her art is not a high priority to Molly. In her own words, "I'm not a joiner; I avoid galleries and anything resembling a scene. If anyone asks me point blank whether I'm an artist, I usually just shrug my shoulders and say, "Kinda...". Make no mistake, the woman has talent, so take advantage of this opportunity to meet this seldom seen and unpretentious underground personality at SiliCon 2007!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Want some pix from SiliCon 2006?

Want to see some pictures from the last SiliCon? Stop by and check out the gallery for SiliCon 2006. Consplayers is run by our friends Robert and co. and boasts a massive archive of photos from numerous conventions all over the country. Robert is a fantastic photographer and has a true love of cosplay. The website is a family run enterprise with the sole purpose of promoting cosplay and conventions. SiliCon is in the process of revamping our own website and we intend on adding a new section for photos, so in the meantime head on over to and check out photos of all the fun you may have missed last year. We should also have a new guest update this week!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Holidays from SiliCon!

Everyone at SiliCon wants to wish you all a Happy Holidays! We hope everybody is enjoying a safe and fun holiday. We have a slew of new updates coming after the holiday break. We have updates about new guests, new events, new staff, and even more surprises to come. This is going to be the biggest SiliCon ever!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Jim Mahfood of 40 oz Comics joins SiliCon 2007!

Jim Mahfood is best known for his work with Kevin Smith on the Clerks Comics, but it doesn't stop there. Jim has also collaborated with Brian Michael Bendis on the Ultimates and keeps busy with album covers, online comics, tour posters, and lots more. Jim's style is wildly explosive with his use of color. His take on the Marvel Universe was something turned many fans on their ears. Refusing to fit into the mold of what is "comic art" Jim uses his creative story
telling to draw you into his world and see things with a different set of eyes. Check out his website for a look into the incredibly creative mind of Jim Mahfood! Here is some info about Jim's latest project:

ASK FOR JANICE is the story of “Paul’s Boutique”, one
of the greatest albums ever created! 32 pages of brand
spankin’ new story and art! For music nerds and comic
geeks alike. Pick it up here at the online store

Also, if you haven’t been to in
awhile, the site was recently rebuilt from scratch
with all-new art and photos and stuff!

Totally cheap and easy! Pick-up Grrl Scouts and Stupid
Comics at No hassle, no wait!


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Martin Nodell Remembered

Martin Nodell, creator of the Green Lantern passed away today. Take a look at this story on CNN
We're sorry to see this upbeat comic pioneer leave us.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Goodbye Jumbo Shrimp

Who knew crustaceans loved the band OK Go so much? Courtesy of FoxNews, here's a creepy video of a shrimp on a treadmill. Jump to FoxNews for a bit of a scientific explanation.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Reminder: Sac-Con this weekend Dec. 10th!

Just a quick reminder!

We're headed up to Sacramento to attend the Sac-Con comic book convention on Sunday December 10th. This event happens four times a year and always promises to be a fun. There is a large dealers room, gaming tournaments all day, costume events, charity auction, art contest, and great guests including Tony Todd from Star Trek! Unfortunately, due to an unforeseen emergency, Denise Crosby will be unable to attend. Look for her to return to Sac-Con event in the near future. The convention only costs $6.00 to get in and is located at The Scottish Rite Masonic Center at 6151 H Street, Sacramento right across from Sacramento State University. Check the website for more info and updates.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Rocky horror is back in the South Bay!

Rocky Horror is back in the SiliCon Valley with the return of the Bawdy Caste! Established in 1995 Bawdy Caste has been the featured cast in several local South Bay theatres. They have now found a new home at the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park. We attended the first show and had great time. Several other California casts came by to usher in the new digs. Wild and Untamed Things from West Hills, Slugs in Fishnets from Sant Cruz, Erotic Nightmares, Denton Delinquents, and Barely Legal all had cast members in attendence. After the obligitory technical difficulties of any premiere night the show was off to a fun start. The "virgin sacrifice" was a marathon bad dance contest and everyone seemed to have good time. The show itself was a blast and the audience really got into the participating with the cast. We look forward to seeing this theatre keep the show running for many years to come. Get yourself out of the house and spend the night in absolute pleasure with The Bawdy Caste! Shows occur the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month on Saturday night, midnight at the Guild Theatre 949 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Contest: Win Tickets To Sac-Con & free DVD Bonus!

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to let you know about a cool contest from Sac-Con and Entertainment Junkies

Want free tickets to the Dec 10th Sacramento Comic Book, Toy & Anime Show? Want a side of Anime DVD goodness with that? Join the Entertainment Junkies at the next Sac-Con Sunday December 10th, 2006. 6151 H Street Sacramento, CA 95819.

Enter to win: A pair of passes (2 Winners. Total 4 passes)

Please go to the Entertainment Junkies website for more info on the contest and see movie reviews, gaming tips, and more. Stay tuned for more contests and chances to win prizes from Entertainment Junkies and SiliCon 2007!

Good luck!