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…

Seeing Neil Gaiman in Nashville

Well, I’m way late on this one, but here we go. A week and a half ago, on July 10, prolific author Neil Gaiman stopped in Nashville (my hometown) for a speaking and signing tour. Gaiman is the author of such books as American Gods and Coraline, as well as comics like DC’s The Sandman and Batman: Whatever Happened to…

Free Comic Book Day in Nashville: Aftermath

In retrospect, I feel I should have made last week’s column promoting Free Comic Book Day. Maybe even post twice last week. (*gasp*) Unfortunately, that is then and this is now, the week following Free Comic Book Day. Really quick, what is Free Comic Book Day? The first Saturday in May, participating comic shops across…

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…

Ghibli Films Showcased at The Belcourt Theatre This Spring

The Belcourt Theatre, a Nashville nonprofit cinema, is showing a series of family films every Saturday morning at 10am for the months of March and April. The coincidental part of these Kids Shows is that they’re almost entirely Studio Ghibli anime films directed by the famed Hayao Miyazaki. They range from the adorable My Neighbor Totoro to…

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.…

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 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival 2010

Well, this is late. Shame on me. The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival was held on Saturday, March 27 in Nashville’s Public Square. The festival is organized annually (this being year two) by the The Japan-America Society of Tennessee and the Consulate-General of Japan at Nashville.