• 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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  • Con Diary: PAX West is an Exhausting, Entertaining Ride

    Con Diary: PAX West is an Exhausting, Entertaining Ride0

    PAX West, formerly known as PAX Prime, is one of the largest public gaming conventions in the United States. Created by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, creators of the Penny Arcade webcomic, the convention covers video and tabletop gaming, with demos of some of the most hotly anticipated titles available for play if you’re willing

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  • A Look at San Francisco Comic Con and SF Zine Fest

    A Look at San Francisco Comic Con and SF Zine Fest0

    This past weekend I attended both San Francisco Comic Con and the San Francisco Zine Festival, two events that both overlapped and diverged in terms of content, scope, and inclusiveness.

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