Back from Kami-Con 2013

Several times throughout this past weekend, someone would yell “You…” and I waited with baited breath for the rest of Gandalf’s quote “shall not pass”. Each time, I was let down. Finally, on Sunday afternoon while we were loading up outside for the trip home, a gamer girl cosplayer said to her friend, “I want…

Back to the Convention Grindstone

My “post here every Monday” commitment is going to be seriously tested over the next couple of months. MTAC is coming *cue Ned Stark* and I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me. Quick recap: MTAC is the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention, a Nashville-based anime con going into its 13th year on March 29-31.…

Back from GMX Vol. 4

It’s now a month since Geek Media Expo’s latest GMX Vol. 4 hit the Middle Tennessee area. On October 26-28, 2012, we overran the Cool Springs Conference Center and Franklin Marriott Hotel with almost 2,000 pop culture and tech enthusiasts. It always feels weird to write a retrospective for the cons I work for –…

Back from BarCamp Nashville 2012

I am about a month behind on my BarCamp retrospective. Apologies. It being the week before GMX didn’t help (and THAT retrospective will come next week). BarCamp Nashville is a technological “unconference” where local tech and geek aficionados gather to discuss or hear presentations on topics in the tech world. And network with each other.…

Niko’s Handy Convention Packing Guide

One lesson I learned a long time ago: always bring swimming trunks to a con. 2012 will be my first time in four years to miss Atlanta’s massive geek mecca Dragon*Con on Labor Day weekend. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t want YOU to go unprepared. If you’re planning a geeky getaway to the big D*C, GMX in October, MTAC…

A Belated Look Back at GMXv3

I’ve been having some serious writer’s block about saying anything about this latest Geek Media Expo (GMX vol 3 – October 21-23 in Nashville, TN). So instead of  a usual report, I decided to do a point-by-point with some photos. This year was held at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, which was a bit of…