Quotes From InvaderCon

Posted on Monday, 8 August

“Cloudy” -Richard Horvitz

[singing] “Popular! I want to be popular!” Rikki Simons (as Bloaty the Pizza Hog)

“What is Yaoi?” -Melissa Fahn

[singing] “Let’s do the Time Warp again!” -the crowd at the Dancin’ Like A Monkey Party

“Well, part of him’s in my freezer.” -Rikki Simons (responding to the question “Where’s Jhonen?”)‎

‎”Put on the puppet, Andy.” -Eric Trueheart 

“I thought she said ‘what if they all invaded Iraq together.’” -Rikki Simons

via InvaderCon.com

Ten Facts About InvaderCon II: DOOMCON

Posted on Tuesday, 19 July

Taken from InvaderCon.com

“When we first created the idea of InvaderCON in 2010 we knew that there were a lot of Invader ZIM enthusiasts out there that would enjoy meeting fellow fans along with some of the television show’s creative talent.  We had a good feeling that convention would be a success and, based on the turnout and subsequent reviews, it was.

It wasn’t until AFTER InvaderCON actually happened in March of 2011, though, that the convention’s popularity REALLY took off.  Hundreds of new fans discovered the convention (which was designed from the beginning to be a one time event) via word of mouth, social media, and this YouTube video.  We started getting emails and messages asking us to do it again.

So here we are… talking about creating InvaderCON II: DOOMCON.  It would be an encore presentation of our original event and would happen only once.  (READ: This will not be an annual event.)  You’ve heard the buzz on teh Interwebz; you’ve seen posts on Facebook hinting at it; folks are tweeting on Twitter about it; but let’s skip past all the hype and get down to facts.  Here you go:

  1. We are 90% certain that there will be a 2nd InvaderCON.
  2. The event will be called InvaderCON II: DOOMCON.
  3. It will take place on or near the end of July or the beginning of August in 2012.
  4. It will take place in one of two locations.
  5. One of the potential two locations is NOT on the list of the four states that we mentioned on Facebook.  We picked it after listing those.
  6. The other potential location is based on availability of certain persons for the convention.
  7. The original guests from the first InvaderCON have all (tentatively) agreed to return.
  8. Based on a number of elements (including location) the cost of tickets will be higher this time around.  We’re doing our best, though, to minimize this as much as possible.
  9. The “Dinner of DOOM” and the “I’m Makin’ Waffles! Breakfast” are both slated to return.  (Both sold out at the original InvaderCON online in a matter of moments.)
  10. We want to announce something official before the beginning of August… but we can’t make any promises at this time.

Hopefully this will curb some of the speculation that has been going on.  Thanks again for everyone’s support for this crazy little project of ours.  We appreciate all of you! -The InvaderCON Tallest”


Who’s excited?

INVADERCON 2!

Posted on Monday, 18 April

If you hadn’t heard, Wasabi Anime is currently discussing InvaderCon 2! You can vote for which city you’d like to see held in on their Facebook page right here. Right now, Orlando Florida is in the lead!

Posted on Wednesday, 6 April

Check out the winners of the costume contest!

Mimi won Best In Show.

Zim won Best Alien

Professor Membrane (who I believe was a girl that came all the way from Sweden) won Best Human.

Moofy won Best Junior Costume.

Keep an eye out for the Costume Contest gallery!

InvaderCon Review Time!
To those of you that went to InvaderCon, what did you think? The website built it up pretty well and I’ve been hearing mixed things.
I’ll upload a copy of the complete schedule this evening on Fuck Yeah, InvaderCon.
Lamefork and I stayed all day Saturday and until 1:00 pm on Sunday. Rikki Simons, Richard Horvitz, Melissa Fahn, Andy Berman, and Eric Trueheart were all there and I thought they did a decent job. They read the  scripts from two Invader Zim episodes which were never produced (if you  haven’t seen a video of this, I’ll upload one shortly), and each member  did a lot of Q&A (I have about 45 minutes of video from Rikki  Simons, who was a lot of fun to listen to).
Room With A Moose (“the featured talent”) did not show up however, and the InvaderCon  staff ended up explaining the creative process behind the convention to  fill their time slot instead.
They did have presentations from Operation Head Pigeons, a fan operated Invader Zim organization that aims to get the show back on the air, and The Swollen Eyeball Paranormal Network,  which is a group devoted to the workings of ghosts, necromancy, Wicca  and tying it all into Invader Zim somehow. We left their presentation  early.
There was also a “Dancin’ Like A Monkey Party” which was painful in  music choice but a lot of people looked like they were enjoying  themselves.
That said, it sounds like the performance of the Zim cast and writer,  the puppet making workshop, and the costume contest (which was pretty  awesome and I’ll upload photos of) were the best received. The  autographs were $20.00 each, which was ridiculous but expected and the  “Artist Alley” merchandise room wasn’t huge but it did have some awesome  fan made art. Some of the shrieking, over zealous fans kind of ruined  it for me, but at least they were excited.
For those of you that wondered, Nickelodeon did donate quite a few  prizes (we got free GIR ear gauges) and apparently there was a  Nickelodeon representative or two walking around and observing the  turnout (according to the InvaderCon staff).
If you have any questions about InvaderCon, feel free to ask here.

Posted on Thursday, 31 March

InvaderCon Review Time!

To those of you that went to InvaderCon, what did you think? The website built it up pretty well and I’ve been hearing mixed things.

I’ll upload a copy of the complete schedule this evening on Fuck Yeah, InvaderCon.

Lamefork and I stayed all day Saturday and until 1:00 pm on Sunday. Rikki Simons, Richard Horvitz, Melissa Fahn, Andy Berman, and Eric Trueheart were all there and I thought they did a decent job. They read the scripts from two Invader Zim episodes which were never produced (if you haven’t seen a video of this, I’ll upload one shortly), and each member did a lot of Q&A (I have about 45 minutes of video from Rikki Simons, who was a lot of fun to listen to).

Room With A Moose (“the featured talent”) did not show up however, and the InvaderCon staff ended up explaining the creative process behind the convention to fill their time slot instead.

They did have presentations from Operation Head Pigeons, a fan operated Invader Zim organization that aims to get the show back on the air, and The Swollen Eyeball Paranormal Network, which is a group devoted to the workings of ghosts, necromancy, Wicca and tying it all into Invader Zim somehow. We left their presentation early.

There was also a “Dancin’ Like A Monkey Party” which was painful in music choice but a lot of people looked like they were enjoying themselves.

That said, it sounds like the performance of the Zim cast and writer, the puppet making workshop, and the costume contest (which was pretty awesome and I’ll upload photos of) were the best received. The autographs were $20.00 each, which was ridiculous but expected and the “Artist Alley” merchandise room wasn’t huge but it did have some awesome fan made art. Some of the shrieking, over zealous fans kind of ruined it for me, but at least they were excited.

For those of you that wondered, Nickelodeon did donate quite a few prizes (we got free GIR ear gauges) and apparently there was a Nickelodeon representative or two walking around and observing the turnout (according to the InvaderCon staff).

If you have any questions about InvaderCon, feel free to ask here.

Posted on Thursday, 31 March

Here are scans of the print out schedule from InvaderCon.

InvaderCon Ticket Update

Posted on Wednesday, 16 March

It looks like the staff at Green Mustard Entertainment (the folks who put InvaderCon together) have issued a statement saying they’re running low on tickets.

View the statement on InvaderCon.com right here or click here to purchase your ticket on EventBrite now!

Are You Attending InvaderCon?

Posted on Friday, 11 March

If so, I’d love to hear from you!

Find me at the convention and I’ll post your picture here as well as on Fuck Yeah, Jhonen Vasquez!

InvaderCon Special Guests

Posted on Friday, 11 March

InvaderCon has quite a few exciting celebrity guests. Though Vasquez himself stated he wasn’t attending, here is the line up:

Note: This was taken directly from InvaderCon.com/Guests

ANDY BERMAN (DIB)
Andy was the voice of Invader ZIM’s classmate obsessed with exposing the truth behind the Irken alien: DIB.  Andy has made a number of television appearances (including the classic series The Wonder Years) and he is currently a writer and producer on USA Network’s extremely popular series Psych.
- Andy’s IMDb Page: imdb.com/name/nm0075724/

MELISSA FAHN (GAZ)
Melissa was the voice of GAZ, Dib’s dark and twisted little sister, on Invader ZIM.  She has also voiced hundreds of characters in the animation/anime world including Edward from Cowboy Bebop, the voice of Betty Boop, and the voice of Hello Kitty.  She was also an original cast member of the Broadway sensation Wicked. Melissa is currently starring in the soon-to-be-released film Tick Tock Boom Clap and her album AVIGNON has been well received worldwide!
-Melissa’s IMDb Page: imdb.com/name/nm0153100/
-Melissa’s Official Website: www.melissafahn.com

RICHARD HORVITZ (ZIM)
Richard was the voice of none other than Invader ZIM. Richard’s resume of voice acting is extensive and includes roles on Ben 10, Squirrel Boy, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and the voice of Alpha-5 in the original run of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  He was most recently seen in theaters last year with Matt Damon in the motion picture The Informant!
- Richard’s IMDb Page: imdb.com/name/nm0395777/
- Richard’s Official Website: www.richardhorvitz.com
- Richard’s Twitter: twitter.com/RichardHorvitz

ROSEARIK RIKKI SIMONS (GIR)
Rikki was the voice of ZIM’s lovable robot sidekick: GIR. Rikki is also known as the writer and co-artist of a number of graphic novels. In addition, he also paints backgrounds for animation, including Invader ZIM and Jackie Chan Adventures. He painted both issues of Jhonen Vasquez’s comic I Feel Sick.
- Rikki’s IMDb Page: imdb.com/name/nm0800737/
- Rikki’s Official Website: www.rikkisimons.com
- Rikki’s Twitter: twitter.com/RikkiSimons

ERIC TRUEHEART (WRITER)
Eric Trueheart was on the writing staff of “Invader ZIM” for both seasons, and wrote such fan favorites as “ZIM Eats Waffles,” “GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff,” and “Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy.” He has spent the past ten years working in animation and comedy, against his better judgement.
-Eric’s Official Website: www.erictrueheart.com
-Eric’s IMDb Page: imdb.com/name/nm0874106/

CANCELLED: DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, MR. BONDY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND INVADERCON. JEAN-PAUL BONDY (COLOR DIRECTOR)
Jean-Paul Bondy was the Color Director for the horrible Invader Zim series. He has also painted backgrounds for Avatar: The Last Airbender, Ni-Hao Kai-Lan, and many shows he’s not so proud of. He is also an Art Director, photographer, runs a small record label, and is an adamant maker of strange electronic music. He is currently Art Director for Bronhollyhouse Studios where he works almost every day, or whenever he is bored with watching the internet.
-Jean-Paul’s Official Website: www.jbondy.com
-Jean-Paul’s Record Label: spacebarsentiments.com
-Jean-Paul’s Music: soundcloud.com/jeanpaulbondy
-Jean-Paul’s Other Music: soundcloud.com/volsoc

ROOM WITH A MOOSE dot COM (FEATURED TALENT)
When Invader ZIM was on the air, RoomWithAMoose.com became the single best known unofficial resource on the Internet for fans of the show.  Join the admins from the site at InvaderCON as they share info and trivia about the show’s production as seen from a fan’s point of view.
- Official Website: www.roomwithamoose.com

Posted on Tuesday, 18 January

Via FuckYeahJhonenVasquez

InvaderCon 2011 - If you guys are Invader Zim fans and live in/are willing to travel to the Atlanta, Georgia area, InvaderCon might be worth checking out. Here’s text from their site:

“InvaderCON is a fan convention organized by Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc. designed to be a 10th anniversary celebration for the popular cartoon Invader ZIM.  The show, which initially ran on Nickelodeon from 2001-2003, is still popular with fans to this day.  Even though production ceased over seven years ago, companies still produce new merchandise for the show and fans continue to rave about the artistic merits of the series.  Invader ZIM has is a phenomenon that evolved into more than “just another kid’s cartoon.”

The event will take place March 26th & 27th at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  It will feature guests who worked on the production of the Invader ZIM series and will also include events themed around the show and characters.

The convention’s date is set ten years, to the weekend, from when the show originally premiered: March 30th, 2001. - (Information via InvaderCon.com)


Their special guests include Richard Horvitz (the voice of Zim), Rikki Simons (the voice of Gir), Andy Berman (the voice of Dib), and Jean-Paul Bondy (the color director for the series) as well as reps from RoomWithAMoose.com  though Jhonen Vasquez stated that he will not be attending.

You can find tickets via EventBrite here. It looks like their weekend passes are still available, though tickets for the I’m Makin’ Waffles Breakfast and Dinner Of Doom are sold out.

Vasquez also featured InvaderCon on his blog here. If you do attend, feel free to send your pictures and I’ll post them.