I have to post this…

..even though I don't want to. There are certain topics I'm really exhausted of talking about, but they keep coming up, because they impact me, however tangentially, so I am forced to mention them... again. Case(s) in point: Denver Comic Con (Fuck you, San Diego) is an event I've enjoyed attending the last few years … Continue reading I have to post this…

FanX 2018 – Day Two and Beyond

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**Note: Language ahead. English, with some French, and by French, I mean cursing.** A little late, but here's some notes on Day Two of FanX 2018 [Yes, I will get to both the positive and negative... relax, already] along with some overall impressions (Day Three and fallout): Well, Day Two of FanX 2018 has come … Continue reading FanX 2018 – Day Two and Beyond

FanX 2018 – Day One

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I present to you my thoughts of day one of FanX 2018. I do so while sitting in my chair at home, in excruciating agony. More on that later.* The morning on Social Media started a bit rough, with someone posting to Facebook that a volunteer told them the registration area wouldn't be open till … Continue reading FanX 2018 – Day One

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

Salt Lake Gaming Con 2018

I was able to go to the 2018 Salt Lake Gaming Con for a few hours on each of the two days, and thought I'd share my thoughts. I think I've made it clear that I love games. I was a big RPGer back in the day (read THIS), but as we move on through … Continue reading Salt Lake Gaming Con 2018

Ugh. Just…ugh.

Well, since last I addressed this (for what I thought would be the last time: silly me), the “backlash” against FanX Salt Lake isn’t dying down. Conversely, it’s not really picking up, either. Aside from (from my vantage point) the original, most vocal group expressing their dissatisfaction with the perceived response by FanX to the … Continue reading Ugh. Just…ugh.

Sexual Harassment, Assault, and the FanX Fallout

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Well, it's been a couple of weeks now, since the story broke about a sexual harassment incident that reportedly occurred between author Richard Paul Evans (RPE) and an unnamed female author at last fall's Salt Lake Comic Con (now FanX Salt Lake ) event. While there have been postings saying a report outlining a FanX-performed … Continue reading Sexual Harassment, Assault, and the FanX Fallout

FanX Salt Lake blurb: Guest Annoucement and Ticket Discounts

Quick note. Bryan Brandenburg and Dan Farr over at FanX Salt Lake are making a big (well, sorta) guest announcement for September's FanX event tomorrow at noon. Rumor has it, it's going to be a Marvel cast member. Not coincidentally, the 15% ticket discount ends tomorrow night at midnight (Mountain Time). I know everyone is … Continue reading FanX Salt Lake blurb: Guest Annoucement and Ticket Discounts

FanX Salt Lake 2018 – Early Report

  I've been a bit behind the power curve of late, so please forgive me. I wanted to take a quick minute and catch up on the status of the until-recently-named Salt Lake Comic Con, now rechristened as "FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention." Isn't that a mouthful? Thanks "Comic Con International." Anyway, Dan Farr and … Continue reading FanX Salt Lake 2018 – Early Report

Fallout from San Diego

Well, another day, another domino falls, but I think this one is a good thing. Some background: If you'll recall, Comic Con International (CCI), organizers of San Diego Comic-Con, "won" their lawsuit against the organizers of the Salt Lake City version of a comic convention, Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg. At issue, of course, was … Continue reading Fallout from San Diego