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…

Back from JapanFest 2011

Sometimes I get so used to regular geeky/anime conventions that I forget that “normal people” actually go to cultural festivals. That happened this time with JapanFest, Atlanta’s Japanese cultural festival, where I helped with some of the anime viewing content. Turns out, Akira and New Cutie Honey aren’t the most family friendly titles (retrospect d’uh). Thanks to…

Back from Dragon*Con 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve done an actual convention retrospective. The reason is that I’m always working cons, usually promoting MTAC and GMX. As such, for the most part, the convention experience is the same aside from the friend experiences that are uninteresting to read or insider knowledge or critiques that I don’t feel…

NikoScream @ Dragon*Con 2011

It’s Labor Day weekend again, which means thousands and thousands of geeks and nerds will descend upon downtown Atlanta for the 25th annual Dragon*Con, a large multi-genre fandom convention. It’s also the first con since 2007 that I’m going to and not promoting. Thanks to the very capable staff that MTAC and GMX has been…

NikoScream @ MTAC

This weekend is the 11th annual MTAC (Middle Tennessee Anime Convention), and I’ll be busy here all weekend. As such, there won’t be a pull list this week. I encourage everyone local who hasn’t already pre-reged to come down and check the con out. Here are the events I’m hosting: Tokustatsu Heroes – Saturday 9pm…

Back from Dragon*Con 2010

There are few more laborious and chaotic ways to spend your Labor Day weekend than to head down to Atlanta for one of the largest multi-genre conventions in the country. That’s right, Dragon*Con. The convention going into its 24th year featured 35 tracks of content, over 3,500 hours of programming and more guests than you…