Topping the MediaCon list this time around is the SFX Weekender, being held in Camber Sands in the UK. Media guests include Doctor Who’s Tom Baker, Buffy’s James Marsters, Torchwood’s Gareth David-Lloyd, True Blood’s Michelle Forbes, Sarah Jane’s Elisabeth Sladen, and Red Dwarf’s Mac McDonald; and that’s just the Actors (the Author guests list is every bit as impressive).
In the US, The Official Xena Convention (the 15th year) takes place this weekend over in LA, and while the guest lineup may not be as varied as the SFX Weekender, it does include many major players in the Xena world, including Lucy Lawless, Renee O’Connor, Hudson Leick, and Gina Torres. If you were ever a Xena fan, you don’t want to miss this one.
And there is a chance some of you might be able to find your way to BasauriCon in Basauri, Spain, which starts February 5th. It is primarily a Battlestar MediaCon, with Edward James Olmos & Mary McDonnell as the main guests.
In Canada, G-Anime takes place at the Palais des congrès in Ottawa. Besides all the usual Anime Con events, this gathering include a Competitive Cosplay Dance Workshop; be sure to bring your costume for any outfit-specific queries you might have.