• 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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  • To All the Cons We Loved This Year

    To All the Cons We Loved This Year0

    I went to a lot of cons this year. So many cons. I attended SDCC for the first time, flew to New York for the second year of FlameCon, did some shopping at TCAF, some press and panels at FanExpo, and covered several of Toronto’s hundred-odd film festivals. I’m not a fan of cons, generally, especially

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