• NYCC: Escape the World

    NYCC: Escape the World0

    On the Friday of New York Comic Con (NYCC), as I descended into the depths of the Javits Center in search of Artist Alley, I had one thing on my mind: how could I balance having fun at this con with my justified worry about American politics? With that in mind, I toured Level 1,

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  • Con Diary: Thought Bubble 2018

    Con Diary: Thought Bubble 20180

    I had a bad summer. A boy I used to know broke my heart (not in the way you think, but close enough) and June, July, and August became unbearable. I worked a little too hard and probably slept a little too hard—and in the midst of working and sleeping, I decided that I needed

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  • WWAC’s Post-Convention Survival Guide

    WWAC’s Post-Convention Survival Guide0

    Convention season has been in full swing since the spring. In previous years, we’ve offered survival tips on how to make it through your convention experience with the least amount of hassle, including a guide to enjoying cons and festivals with your kids. But what about after the convention when you just want to curl

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  • Con Diaries: Small Press Expo 2018

    Con Diaries: Small Press Expo 20180

    As corny as it sounds, SPX feels more like a community than a convention. Held on September 15 to 16 in Bethesda, Maryland, Small Press Expo is, as the name implies, dedicated to independent and self-published comic books and zines. SPX feels like a unique con experience as soon as you enter the exhibit hall,

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  • Con Diary: Rose City Comic Con 2018

    Con Diary: Rose City Comic Con 20180

    I’d never been to Rose City before this year, despite only living three hours away. It’d been on my list for years, but given it always falls in September, it was difficult since it clashes with back-to-school time. However, with my youngest turning eighteen, this year was the perfect year to start, so off I

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  • Con Diaries: Flame Con 2018

    Con Diaries: Flame Con 20180

    Flame Con has leveled up in its fourth year, moving to a bigger venue in Times Square from Brooklyn. The new digs provided a bigger artist alley and more space for even more queer fans, panels, and stage shows. It’s an all-ages con, and is free for the youth to attend on Sunday, so while

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