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'Star Wars' and 'Doctor Who' fans in altercation at sci-fi convention

Police are called to a sci-fi convention in the U.K. after fans of "Doctor Who" -- allegedly uninvited -- enter the convention, to the displeasure of certain forceful "Star Wars" fans.

By May. 15, 2013


Live on Google+: The 2012 Republican National Convention

Organizers say new technology will offer "virtual front-row seat" to convention proceedings in Tampa.

By Apr. 13, 2012


Inaugural Call of Duty XP convention deploys in LA

Activision gathers thousands of fans on the west side of Los Angeles for a weekend celebration of Call of Duty that includes an unveiling of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

By Sep. 4, 2011


Call of Duty convention deploys Sept. 2-3

Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer to get world premiere as 6,000 fans of blockbuster military shooter series are expected to descend on Los Angeles for Call of Duty XP 2011.

By Jun. 30, 2011


SXSWi: Emergency alarm evacuates convention center

Was it a glitch or a mischievous prankster who pulled the fire alarm during the South by Southwest Interactive Festival? Or maybe a sign that it's happy hour?

By Mar. 12, 2010


Technology lobbyists gather at Republican convention

Representatives of the technology industry in town for the Republican convention could be found Wednesday at Chambers, a self-described luxury art hotel.

By Sep. 4, 2008


Unconventional convention coverage via Google

At the Democratic convention, its YouTube expects to make Webcasts of all of speeches, and staffers will be available to help people upload video, photographs, and blogs.

By Aug. 25, 2008


How the Democratic convention is getting wired

Qwest, Cisco Systems, Symantec, and others are providing the technical infrastructure for the Democrats this week in Denver at one of the most tech-heavy political conventions ever.

By Aug. 25, 2008


Nokia N95: The ultimate convention swag

What better prize could a CNET cell phone apps editor ask for than a Nokia N95? Hmm, how about the N96?

By Apr. 7, 2008


Video: Republican convention, day 4 recap

John McCain offers his vision of what the country can expect if he and running mate Sarah Palin are sworn into office in January.

By Sep. 5, 2008