ConNooga - Feb 22-24, 2008 - Chattanooga, TN

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  1. Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN

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    ConNooga - February 22-24, 2008
    Chattanooga Choo Choo in Chattanooga, TN

    A Multi-Fandom Convention for Fans of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Gaming, Anime, Cosplay, Fan Films, Artist, Celebrities, Comics, Haunting... etc!

    Keep checking ConNooga.comfor all the latest info!

    If you're a gamer, you're going to LOVE ConNooga. Tournaments and open gaming galore in our 6800 sq. ft. gaming area! If you've ever walked into a gaming store and wondered about some of these games, we'll have Game Designers and reps teaching people how to play them.

    We're proud to have GameStop/EB Games as our sponsor for our Video Gaming room. All the latest systems along with the hottest new games! Plus we'll have tournaments hosted by the 1337girls. If you ask nicely, they'll be glad to pwn you and make you cry.

    15,000 Square Feet of Exhibitors, Artists, Authors, Celebrities, podcasters and Fan Groups!

    For the Anime fans, we will have an entire area devoted to all things anime and manga along with a kickin' dance PLUS our first annual Anime Music Video contest!
    We're pleased to have Manga artist Chris Hazelton - artist of A Steel Wing Shattered with us. Also, cosplayer extrodinare, Kelldar (Kell Yarwood) along with LadyK will host panels on everything ranging from creating a costume, to playing the part.

    Like horror? We're bringing in industry pro Leonard Pickel (co-creater of Haunted Attraction magazine and founder of HAuNTcon) to run all of our horror related programming.

    With a 500 seat theater at our disposal, it seems only fitting that we have a FanFilm contest as well! In addition to that, we will be premiering (at least) two new feature films (more on this later).

    Workshops, panels, contests, kids programming, and much, much more....

    Other Special Guests include:
    Actor - Felix Silla
    Actress / Journalist - Suzi Lorraine
    Actress / Producer - April Monique Burril (aka Chainsaw Sally)
    Comic Book Sensation - Thong Girl
    Actress/Model - Niki Notarile
    Blinky Productions - Chris Notarile
    Actor, Stuntman, Musician, Magician, Director, Writer, Consultant Jim O'Rear
    Actor, Producer, Martial Artist Ted Alderman
    Cast, Crew, Special Effects and Bands from the Film FOREVER DEAD!
    Fantasy - Local Wrestling Sensation as well as other local Wrestling Superstars!

    Special ARTIST and AUTHOR guests include:
    Artist and creator of JETTA - Martheus Wade
    Co-writer and inker of JETTA - Janet Wade
    Artist and creator of Muley the Mule - Kevin Williams
    Artist and Founder of Dark Angels - William "Nick" Johns
    Artist Steve Stanley
    Artist of Bushi Tales Comic - Lin Workman
    Artist Billy Tackett
    Author - Georgiana Kotarski
    Artist and Author - Ed Crandell
    Authors - Glenda and Tony Finkelstein
    Author - Christina Barber
    Author - Alethea Kontis

    Musical performers
    Crank Sanatra
    Leticia Wolf
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  2. Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN

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    Saber Idol story on theForce.net

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    ConNooga will be the setting for a new style of lightsaber contest in 2008.

    Saber Idol is a "saber" contest designed around the format of popular American TV shows. Saber Idol will be an entertaining event for the entire family that is designed for the master saberman/saberwoman to showcase his or her skills and talents.

    The competition is to be entered by individuals that have a set of pre-choreographed ?saber? demonstrations that highlight one?s finesse without fighting. Demonstrations will be set to musical themes chosen by the contestants themselves. This controlled and civilized demonstration will not only show the skill of the contestant, but their discipline, grace and flare for the dynamic and dramatic.

    The competition will be broken down into three rounds with convention attendees choosing the Saber Idol after live voting. Three Saber Idol judges will determine the initial eight contestants culled from videos submitted on YouTube and via mail.

    The Judges are as follows:

    "Tanthos Jorlac" - Founder of The Jedi Assembly, international costuming group; Force Battle Extreme contestant - Master Replicas Combat Trials - Hollywood, CA 2007.

    "Jade Starlighter" - Fan judge, member of The Jedi Assembly costuming group.

    Simon Drego ? Sabermaster extraordinaire, swordsmaster to Master Replicas 2007 freestyle champion Qui-Kel Jinn.

    Hosting the competition will be "Qui-Kel Jinn," Force FX Freestyle Champion at Master Replicas Combat Trials in Hollywood, CA May 2007.

    For Official Rules, general info and prizes see www.connooga.com or myspace.com/saberidol

    ConNooga will run February 22 - 23, 2008, in Chattanooga, TN.
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