Geek Media Expo | November 1-3, 2013

My Events at GMX This Weekend!

This upcoming weekend – November 1-3, 2013 – is the Geek Media Expo! Coming to Franklin, TN, just outside Nashville, GMX is a celebration of pop culture, covering such diverse categories as art, animation, comics, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, tabletop gaming, costuming and props, video gaming, science and technology, Internet culture, genre literature, alternative histories, and more. It’s…

DragonCon Survival Guide

DragonCon is the behemoth of fandom conventions in the southeastern United States. Four days of non-stop geekdom across downtown Atlanta, GA, filled with over 50,000 fellow fans. On DragonCon’s “What’s New in 2013?” page, it bills itself on its website as hosting “over 3,500 hours of non-stop programming, concerts, a film festival, the South’s largest costume contest, and…

Revitalizing Video Rooms and Change in Conventions

While I was at Hamacon earlier this month (see last post), I noticed in its program guide what I think is a neat and inventive reworking of an often overlooked part of anime conventions these days – the video viewing rooms. This particular convention is an event about cartoons, so it stands to reason there…

Lessons from Conventions: Play Nice

Shame on me and my continued blogging tardiness (not to be confused with tardisness, which would fix my tardiness). The sad part is that I don’t have a convention to blame it on this time. Simply a birthday and an great steak dinner from my dad. Speaking of conventions, another con has come and gone…

Up Next, MTAC in Nashville, TN!

I almost actually forgot about this. This upcoming weekend – March 29-31, 2013 – is the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention in Nashville, TN. Working with the con is consuming most of my time this week (as well as the past few), so I apologize for the lackluster post. I do, however, highly encourage anyone in…

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.…