Costume Contest!

Everyone at JemCon is invited to dress up and have a great time at this year's masquerade disco! Be part of the cosplay pageant and costume contest Saturday night of JemCon(September 17th) at the start of the masquerade. Contestants will be judged by two separate panels while modeling their cosplay costume or Jem themed attire. Panel one will score from 1-10 on costume design, stage presence and overall "universal appeal". Meanwhile panel two will score from 1-10 on accuracy, costume design and craftsmanship. Three winners will receive a truly outrageous sash of recognition.

She Makes An Impression: JemCon 2016 Charity Auction to benefit Dress for Success Albany

We are pleased to announce that this year's JemCon 2016 Charity Auction will benefit Dress for Success Albany!

Albany | Dress for Success Albany albany.dressforsuccess.org

The mission of Dress for Success Albany is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

100% of the funds raised from the JemCon 2016 Charity Auction will be donated to Dress for Success Albany.

We would like to share a little bit about what this organization does and how they make a difference. Please take a moment to watch this video to learn more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HU5toUaXwI

The charity auction will be held during JemCon 2016 which will be taking place September 16-18, 2016 in Albany, NY. If you would like to donate an item to be auctioned off in support of this cause please contact admin@jemcon.org.

Jazz With Pizzazz

Norma Human aka Ellen Bernfeld aka the singing voice of Pizzazz will reveal her "other side." Accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, Ellen will sing some of the great standards of the past, (with possibly a few originals included). So join us on the Saturday of JemCon for an intimate mid-afternoon event and experience the melody and harmony of "Jazz With Pizzazz."

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Phonecall, Synergy!

Marlene Aragon has numerous professional credits in the entertainment industry as a singer, actress, spokeswoman, narrator and cartoon/commercial voice actress. She began her career as a professional model and worked in jazz clubs, theaters, film and TV before it was showtime for Synergy on Jem & The Holograms! In addition to voicing Jem's holographic supercomputer, fans know her as the voice of Countess DuVoisin and Jacqui Benton. Aragon's voice acting career also included stints as Wonder Woman's arch nemesis Cheetah in Superfriends, plus roles in Jana of the Jungle, Transformers and Smurfs. Aragon's love of music led her to stretch her musical endeavors to that of writer and producer of children's music with the the Piggelty-Woo series of books and cassettes for children and also the jazz-pop CD "Improv '99".

As JemCon's first "virtual" guest Ms. Aragon will take part in a question and answer session by phone, but will not be appearing at JemCon in person.

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Fantasy Comic Cover Winner

The results are in for this year's JemCon Fantasy Comic Cover contest. Thanks to everyone who entered...the creativity was amazing and the judges had a difficult decision to make! Congratulations to Amjara who's entry was selected as the winner by an independent judging panel. Her winning entry will be featured as the cover for the JemCon 2016 program booklet and she will also receive a special prize pack of goodies. Big thanks to all who participated and look for Amjara's outrageous art on your program booklet when you arrive at JemCon!

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