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Horror movie celebration set to haunt Toronto this November Special

Toronto - Toronto's first annual horror movie celebration gets off to a screaming start come November. With a combination of panels, parties, and a selection of horror-lore guests, HORROR-RAMA hopes to make its bloody mark on the local horror culture scene.

Members of Saskatchewan Party vote to lower drinking age to 18

Saskatoon - Saskatchewan Party members voted in favour of lowering the drinking age from 19 to 18 during the party's annual convention in Saskatoon on Saturday. Premier Brad Wall said he would first consult with groups before any changes be made.

Will audiences throw a curve by going to see Clint Eastwood?

Talk about throwing a curve this weekend at the box office. Enter Clint Eastwood. Life is all about timing and this weekend "Trouble With the Curve" opens and it is the widest new release scheduled.

Op-Ed: Pass/Fail grades for conventions

The absence of a filing deadline is a luxury here at the ranch when current events require more than the instant analysis demanded by editors needing constant content updates to feed the cyber beast.

DNC delegate wants to kill Romney

A Puerto Rican emigre, now living in New York, and who is a delegate from New York has been shown on video stating she would like to "kill Romney'

Op-Ed: RNC Chairman says GOP Platform not 'Romney's platform'

Reince Preibus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, explained today that the typically understood definition of the "party platform" as being what their candidates stand on while seeking office, no longer applies.

The top 16 costumes at Comic-Con 2012

The annual Comic-Con International convention brings together a variety of geeks, superhero fans, comic book fans and much more. Here are the 16 most impressive costumes from the San Diego event...so far.

Obama outhouse, vulgar graffito at Montana GOP convention

Missoula - A bullet-riddled outhouse with a sign "Obama Presidential Library," containing a fake birth certificate and a graffito that made vulgar reference to Michelle Obama, was displayed outside the Hilton Garden Inn at the Montana Rep. Convention in Missoula.

Shatner to headline comic event

It's shaping up to be the biggest Wizard World show ever and the Midwest's No. 1 Pop Culture Convention. And it's only April. That means the August event will keep growing as celebrities continue to hop on.

What's new at the National Retail Federation Big Show 2012 Special

New York - The National Retail Federation hosted the 101st Retail’s Big Show 2012 at the Javits Convention Center in NYC earlier this week. From all accounts attendance was at an all-time high. Everyone was very enthusiastic and there was much to see.

The 2011 Record and CD Convention in Vancouver Special

Vancouver - The Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver was hosting The 2011 Record and CD Convention on Sunday. Once a year, enthusiasts of black vinyl records, tapes, music CDs and concerts on DVD get together here to exchange and trade both old and new music.

Historical moments at the Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention Special

Las Vegas - Friday Walter Koenig, Chekov talked about his star on the boulevard. Saturday Lenard Nimoy, Spock gave a tearful goodbye as he retires from conventions.

Star Trek Celebrates 45th year in Las Vegas Special

Las Vegas - Star Trek continues to go where no one has gone before, in Las Vegas, as the convention venue switches to the Rio Hotel after a decade at the Las Vegas Hilton August 11-14.

Democrats pick Charlotte, NC as 2012 National Convention site

Charlotte - Members of the National Democratic Committee received word via email this morning, sent by First Lady Michelle Obama, of the location for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Southern Baptists' opposition to gays made clear in resolutions

Delegates, or "messengers," to the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention meeting approved resolutions against gays serving openly in the military and the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.

GamesCom Eclipsed E3

This year's edition of GamesCom, the international games and entertainment fair, was a complete success. It's popularity surpassed that of E3.

Obama Organizer Speaks at Canadian Political Party Convention

Betsy Myers, one of the first people Obama hired for his presidential campaign, said that the Democrats in the U.S. and the New Democratic Party in Canada share the desire to give a voice to the voiceless. UPDATED Sunday 3:30 PM AST.

Star Trek tribute Majel Barret Roddenberry with Kevin Sorbo Special

Majel Barret Roddenberry was the needle and thread that wove together Star Trek for over 40 years. Kevin Sorbo flew into Vegas to speak at a tribute for her during the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.

Star Trek Fans in costume at the Las Vegas Convention Special

From fans in full costume, to super fans who collect it all, to fans who have surgically altered they all came dressed for the for the party at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention a the Hilton.

The final day of the 2009 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Special

The 2009 Star Trek Convention finished its final day. It brought laughs, screams, and tears to the Gene and Majel Roddenberry Theater at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Day three at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Special

The Las Vegas Star Trek Convention was full of surprises again for day three at the Las Vegas Hilton. Saturday featured a costume parade which brought out the Trek fans.

Day two at Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Special

Digital Journals coverage of the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention for 2009 continues with the Trek stars at the Las Vegas Hilton.

The 2009 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, day one Special

The 2009 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention kicks off with Klingons galore, special moments, and a whole lot of very happy fans.

Op-Ed: What do empty seats and protests mean for Republicans?

The Republican Convention appears to have some empty seats viewable on camera to viewers. This could indicate that people are not enthused about this year's political campaign. Political fatigue and the Hurricane Gustav could be the underlining reasons.

The Dems Decide To 'Go With God'

Taking a page from President George W. Bush and the Republican Party, the Democratic National Committee, at their convention in Denver, Colorado, have embraced God in all His glory by having a choir belt out a gospel song to open up their 2008 convention.

Op-Ed: McCain Faces Hurdles Amongst G.O.P.

John McCain has been attempting to distance himself from George Bush while campaigning for President in an attempt to show that he is his own man. But a conflict is bound to occur.

Op-Ed: The Denver Democratic National Convention, a Logistical Nightmare in the Making

How do you take a scheduled event and turn it into a fiasco before it even gets started? Perhaps the Democratic Party should write a "How-To" book on convention planning so that others can learn what NOT to do to attract donations and vendors.

Op-Ed: Denver DNC Convention, the Eve of Destruction?

There is an old proverb that says, "Those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it." Is the Democratic National Convention this year heading towards a historical reinterpretation of the 1968 Convention?

Delay primary or else lose your credentials Democrat leadership tells Florida

Florida's decision to schedule its primary for the end of January has landed it in hot water with the Democratic leadership. Now it has been given an ultimatum by a leadership desperate to stop states stampeding to early primaries.

NY police spied on protestors

New York police spied on anti-Bush protesters at a 2004 Republican convention according to the New York Times.
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Conventioneers at the Gerpac 2014 event  held at Presqu’ile de Giens  Hyères  France
Conventioneers at the Gerpac 2014 event, held at Presqu’ile de Giens, Hyères, France
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A view of the Gerpac conference from the top of the stage  looking down as delegates assemble.
A view of the Gerpac conference from the top of the stage, looking down as delegates assemble.
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Police handcuffed one of the saboteurs who disrupted the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda s attempt ...
Police handcuffed one of the saboteurs who disrupted the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda's attempt to convene, on October 30, 2009, while others hid their faces from the camera. All of the saboteurs were released almost immediately, but Rwandan Greens arrested at the meeting and afterwards were held for up to a week, and party members face ongoing intimidation.
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The crowd makes the event...or does it?
The crowd makes the event...or does it?
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National Retail Federation Big Show 2012
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A large audience was at attendance at the 2011 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.
A large audience was at attendance at the 2011 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.
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Lenard Nimoy at the podium in front of the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention banner.
Lenard Nimoy at the podium in front of the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention banner.
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NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro and California Gov. Jerry Brown at NNU Convention Sept. 14. Ra...
NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro and California Gov. Jerry Brown at NNU Convention Sept. 14. Rally at Main and Market Streets was held following day Thurs. Sept. 15, 2011.
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