• Accessibility! Was it a Thing?: WonderCon 2019 Con Diary

    Accessibility! Was it a Thing?: WonderCon 2019 Con Diary0

    My last time at WonderCon was an accessibility nightmare. With inadequate parking, rude staff, and lack of seating, I thought I would never return to its large halls, but alas I decided 2019 would be a good year to see if WonderCon had improved on its inaccessibility, and to score some good comics, zines, and

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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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  • Wicomicon Rises from the Ashes of Universal Fan Con

    Wicomicon Rises from the Ashes of Universal Fan Con0

    When I first heard about Universal Fan Con being cancelled, I’d just booked a one night stay at a second hotel because our hotel was booked and wouldn’t allow us to arrive before Friday afternoon. It was literally minutes after—when I hopped on Twitter—that I read the unfortunate news. Then, a few more minutes later,

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  • Keeping the “Comics” in Comic Con for 2018

    Keeping the “Comics” in Comic Con for 20181

    In 2017, I attended 11 conventions. As you might expect, I love conventions! I attend all types of them – comic cons, pop culture conventions, gaming conventions, and fan-run conventions. I’m involved in all different aspects of cons, too — I’ve been as a writer, as a panelist, as a volunteer, as program staff, and

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  • The Whirlwind of PAX East 2017

    The Whirlwind of PAX East 20170

    PAX East continues to be one of the largest annual conventions I attend. PAX East 2017  marked my fifth one. You might think it might get easier, but that cake is a lie. PAX East is so big with so much to see, it’s overwhelming every single year. This year, I decided to focus on

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