This article was written by staff writer, Michael Worthan. (All photo credits courtesy of Toon Con)
From comics to novels and everything in between, there are a lot of things I enjoy writing about and covering in our deeply rich pop culture world. And, I get to attend many conventions annually. One event that I’m excited to cover is Toon-Con, which will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2019. I could write more about it, but I’ll let their official press release give you all the details. You can also jump to the bottom to view a gallery featuring some of their notable guests. See you there!
Official Toon-Con Press Release:
TOON-CON 2019 SHOWCASES VOICE TALENT, ANIMATORS, AND ARTISTS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE TO THE PRESENT!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Toon-Con, the brand-new cartoon and animation centered convention, is coming to the Pasadena Convention Center. While other animation conferences and expos exist, Toon-Con is the first of its kind that truly belongs to everyone—fans and industry alike. This one-day event will take place Sunday, November 10th 2019 and will celebrate the artists, creators, and voice actors that make our favorite cartoons and animated films come to life.
Toon-Con will boast two panel rooms with a full programming schedule. Back to back Q&A sessions and high-energy industry panels will take place so that fans of American animation and cartoons can hear hilarious stories about cartoon creation from the people who bring them to life. In addition to the full programming schedule, Toon-Con will have games, activities, and a cosplay contest.
The guest list at Toon-Con is full and spectacular, with tons of amazing talent announced and more on the way weekly. Guests include:
Voice Actor Jim Cummings
Voice Actor Terry McGoverns
Show Creator Butch Hartman of Fairly Odd Parents, Danny Phantom, and T.U.F.F Puppy
Artist Scott Shaw!
Cartoon Writer Buzz Dixon
Voice Actor Robbie Daymond
Voice Actor Eric Bauza
Voice Actress Renee Jacobs
Megas XLR Reunion Panel by Titmouse
Darkwing Duck Reunion Panel
Breadwinners Reunion Panel
And more to come!
It is also Toon-Con’s immense pleasure to announce that cartoon legend and the first African American animator Floyd Norman will have a very special three hour signing session from 12pm-3pm at the show on Sunday November 10th, 2019. Mr. Norman will be selling original art, sketches, and water colors for the show. He will also be signing and taking picture with fans. Prices for this very special event will be posted to the official Toon-Con website.
To keep up to date with all things Toon-Con, you can follow us on the official website: Toon-Con.com
RSVP Via Facebook Event now!
Toon-Con is a joint effort between business partners, buddies, and convention promoters Scott Zillner and Loryn Stone. The two of them are no strangers to the convention scene and have worked in every conceivable role from vendor relations, guest outreach, press and media management, programming director, social media and promotions, up to volunteer coordination.
Toon-Con is a labor of love from two convention lifers who want to see animation from all genres and eras get the love and celebration it deserves. From the Golden Age of animation to the present, these two will make sure it is celebrated at Toon-Con!
In addition to working conventions together, Loryn and Scott are the respective Editor-in-Chief and owner of the successful toy news website: Toy Wizards. Scott’s other shows include Pasadena Comic Con, Sac Toy Con, Power Morphicon, Power Morphicon Express, Robo Toy Fest, and Japan World Heroes. Other shows in their portfolio include Simi Valley Toy and Comic Fest, with new projects and shows in the pipeline daily.
You can contact Loryn or Scott at: OfficialToonCon@gmail.com – They are available now for interviews or to be podcast guests to discuss Toon-Con, Toy Wizards, or any other show in their portfolio.