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Learn About PHP, APIs, Mobile, Cloud and More at ZendCon 2014

Zend Technologies has just announced that the 10th annual ZendCon PHP conference will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. ZendCon 2014 will feature sessions covering PHP best practices, continuous delivery and DevOps, APIs, mobile and cloud services.

Will Comic-Con International Leave San Diego After 2016?

The future of San Diego Comic Con is uncertain after plans for an expansion to the city's convention center are derailed by a court ruling.

Legal Setback Could Push Comic-Con Out of San Diego

San Diego Comic-Con keeps getting bigger, but San Diego does not. While some new hotels have gone up in the past several years, the convention center itself, and of course the city around it, has stayed the same size. Two years ago,Show More Summary

How To Watch PAX Prime Live

One of the world’s most popular gaming conventions takes place this weekend in Seattle,. More than 70,000 people will show up at the State Convention Center for PAX Prime –and thousands more who can’t make it in person will watch the action online. The Penny Arcade Expo (also known as PAX Prime, in order [...]

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Doesn't Rule Out Staying in San Diego

Convention center expansion isn't only factor in organizers' decision! Interviews with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Ales Kot! Lynda Barry speaks at Willlamette University!

Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Saturday at 10 a.m. — “Anchorman: The Exhibit” Closing Day at the Newseum, Sunday at 9 a.m. The Revolving Door Know someone starting or leavingShow More Summary

Indictment: 290 Chinese defrauded in visa scheme

A Chicago man fraudulently raised $160 million from Chinese nationals who invested in his purported plan to build a convention center complex with hotels near O'Hare International Airport, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced Wednesday.

For Our Consideration: Star Trek fandom thrives at Chicago Comic Con

This weekend Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Con took over a vast convention center inconveniently distanced from the city. The likes of Stan Lee and Anthony Mackie signed autographs and attended Q&A panels while colorful cosplayers roamed the vendor show floor. Show More Summary

Jennifer Lopez & 'American Idol' Judges Head to New Orleans for Auditions!

Jennifer Lopez poses for a photo with her American Idol co-judges Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban while arriving for the auditions on Wednesday (August 27) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. Fans that still want a chance to audition for the upcoming season will have to get themselves to [...]

San Diego Convention Center Expansion Goes Back to Drawing Board

San Diego City Council won’t appeal a court ruling that struck down the hotel tax devised to fund most of the planned expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.

OMA Celebrates Topping Out the Taipei Performing Arts Center Today!

OMA sought to break the conventional mold of performance center design by creating a structure that embraced flexible programming and experimental theater production. Their final design consists of three independently functioning theaters--a 1,500-seat Grand

Copping a bad attitude

Highlighting Brooklyn’s historic urban renaissance, Mayor de Blasio is campaigning to bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to the Barclays Center.

Police union opposes Brooklyn's DNC bid

One of New York City's police unions is opposing the city's bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The city wants to host the political convention at the Barclays Center in downtown... To view the full story, click the title link.

The Four Top Search Providers Unite to Talk Semantic Web

Mark Albertson of the Examiner recently wrote, “It was an unusual sight to be sure. Standing on a convention center stage together were computer engineers from the four largest search providers in the world (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Bing, and Yandex). Show More Summary

There's a Giant Green Roof Hidden Above NYC's Biggest Convention Center

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Javits Center is a 840,000 square foot behemoth convention center located on the west side of Manhattan. It's host to some of the largest events that occur in New York City, opening its doors to two million visitors every year. And as of this spring, it's home to the largest green roof in North Eastern United States—though you'd never know it from the ground. Read more...

Collective Memory: Chicago Comic Con/WizardWorld Chicago

Links to stories, eyewitness accounts and resources concerning the 2014 edition of Chicago Comic Con, held August 21-24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the village of Rosemont, Illinois. I don't usually do the Wizard shows because of the dearth of comics-related material coming out of any of the press coverage. Show More Summary

E-cigarettes more likely to lead to smoking among adolescents, CDC study finds

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes, according to a study released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results show that 43.9 percent of sixth- through 12th-graders...Show More Summary

E-cigarettes may be tempting non-smoking youths to smoke: CDC study

Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, and once young people have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lends evidence to the argument that electronic cigarettes encourage youth smoking. Show More Summary

Jimmy Carter To Give Keynote Speech At Muslim Convention

Former President Jimmy Carter is expected to give the keynote speech at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) 51st annual convention in Detroit’s Cobo Center at a luncheon on August 30, 2014, the Toledo Blade reported. Carter will highlight the luncheon, speaking on the theme for that evening, as well as the entire weekend

Photos, Video: Arcade Fire At Barclays Center With Special Guest Marky Ramone

  The cavernous Barclays Center is ideal for sports and political conventions and WWE, but not particularly well-suited for complex indie rock; last year I cringed as the massive box swallowed up Thom Yorke's side project Atoms for Peace,...Show More Summary

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