FanX 2018 – T-minus 5 days

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Well, it's crunch time for Salt Lake City's premiere pop-culture event, FanX 2018 (obligatory "screw you, San Diego"). Cosplayers are desperately rushing to finish their outfits, props, and perfect their make-up. Fans are frantically combing through the early version of the schedule and crying over which panels they will have to miss in order to … Continue reading FanX 2018 – T-minus 5 days

Phoenix Comic Fest 2018 – Final Pre-show update

Okay, comic convention (damn you, San Diego) fans, 7 days from today, Phoenix Comic Fest (PCF) will be in full swing for the Memorial Day weekend. Let’s cover some last-minute tidbits, shall we? Tickets are still available at https://memberships.square-egg.com/e/phoenix_comic_fest_2018. PFC’s updated prop policy can be found here: https://phoenixcomicfest.com/pcf/improvements/#props, but some of the highlights include: Yes, … Continue reading Phoenix Comic Fest 2018 – Final Pre-show update

Fan Expo Dallas 2018 – Wrap up

Sorry for the delay in posting this, everyone, but travel and technology and LIFE... you understand. Anyway, Fan Expo Dallas 2018 is in the books. How did it shape up after Day One? Well, let me just say that entry was a freaking breeze. Now, I know that Dallas is very proud of their 60+ … Continue reading Fan Expo Dallas 2018 – Wrap up

Possible changes to Salt Lake Comic Con…

...Let's discuss. Co-founder Bryan Brandenburg recently announced that Growtix, the company which handles ticketing for this and other events, is adding "the ability to handle reserved seating like other fan conventions. You can pay a premium price and have a guaranteed seat at a guaranteed place for the whole convention." This option would, in his … Continue reading Possible changes to Salt Lake Comic Con…

Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 – Final Wrap-Up

Okay, everybody; breathe. It's over. The fifth annual (and ninth total) Salt Lake Comic Con ended yesterday; it's cavalcade of celebrity guests have departed, vendors packed-up and left, and attendees left with sore feet, empty pockets, and a powerful need to do it all again.   Where to begin? If you've read Day 1 and … Continue reading Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 – Final Wrap-Up

Politics and Comic-Cons: Why are we talking about this?

As many of you know, I love comic cons. I love the atmosphere, I love seeing celebrities whose work I enjoy, I like cruising artists’ alley, looking for some new take on an old favorite. I even love watching people flip about guests and cosplayers that I wouldn’t necessarily give a second glance to, because … Continue reading Politics and Comic-Cons: Why are we talking about this?

Fandemic Tour Houston 2017

Yes, I'm going. To the first(?) Fandemic Tour in beautiful Houston, Texas. As I reported previously, Fandemic Tour is the new comic con event on the block. Despite the added strain to my already over-burdened travel budget for the year, I found a way to make it work, so the failure of my half-hearted attempt … Continue reading Fandemic Tour Houston 2017

Denver Comic Con 2017 **Update**

Hey, all! Now that we're past Phoenix Comicon, it's time to shift focus to the upcoming Denver Comic Con at the end of June. In light of all that happened in Phoenix, the folks out in Denver have issued the following Public Service Announcement. If you're a con-goer, have a read so you're prepared. If … Continue reading Denver Comic Con 2017 **Update**

Phoenix Comicon 2017 – Wrap-up

So I've spent the weekend here in phoenix for Phoenix Comicon. There's quite a bit of stuff to talk about so let's try to take it in chunks, shall we? First there is the issue of accessing the venue itself. The facility is huge and therefore lends itself to being able to support multiple points … Continue reading Phoenix Comicon 2017 – Wrap-up

Salt Lake Comic Con FanX 2017 Wrap-Up

Well, it's that time again. Time to look back at the last two days of wonderful geekiness that was FanX, 2017. Yes, we only got two days instead of three this time, but hey, that's way better than the ZERO we were originally scheduled, so... FanX: 1, Naysayers: 0 At the opening press conference, Dan and … Continue reading Salt Lake Comic Con FanX 2017 Wrap-Up