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October 29, 2019

We pushed through the double doors with our cart full of equipment and trudged down that long familiar hallway covered with the best / worst green 70’s carpet. As we got to our booth spot I looked over at Tomisina and just said “Chewie… We’re home.” Then she punched me...

August 14, 2018

After more than 1,800 self-proclaimed nerds and geeks from all different backgrounds descended upon the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, Virginia last year as part of the inaugural Blerdcon, word of mouth spread about the event like wildfire. Many fans were hyped to see wha...

April 4, 2018


North Carolina Comic Con never fails to deliver the goods when it comes to good geeky fun. Comic books, celebrity appearances, cosplay contests, and quirky events like the Wild Tarney Show make NCCC what it is. Oak City, NCCC’s spring show, just recently swept through...

February 7, 2018

Post Con Review: Carolina Games Summit

Con Size: 1/5

Overall Rating: 3/5

Carolina Games Summit 2018 has now concluded! Tucked away in Goldsboro, NC, this tiny con is perfect for someone looking to compete in online gaming or trying to score an amazing photoshoot. This is...

January 23, 2018

 Con Size: (2/5)

Overall Rating:  (4/5)

A small three day convention in Cary NC, Illogicon makes its mark in the community. While plenty family friendly, this con does seem to cater to a mature audience. Most who attend the convention note three things as the h...

September 12, 2017

Personally I like smaller conventions. I like the feeling of seeing something different you might not see at a larger con because generally larger cons have the same vendors show up at every show or the guests are bigger names that may not be interested in doing smalle...

June 7, 2017

Cosplayers are Venom. Yeah I said it, but it’s not what you think I mean. Before you get out the pitchforks and torches just read a little bit more as I want to explain that statement right there.

In the Marvel Universe, Venom is a symbiote that attaches itself to its h...

April 4, 2017

Columbia, South Carolina has a lot of wonderful events that come to the area, but a fan favorite of cosplayers and families alike is Nashicon. The atmosphere is always welcoming, but definitely favors the anime side of things, which is to be expected at an anime conven...

January 10, 2017

I want to start this off by saying very concisely that Ichibancon is one of my favorite conventions. Maybe it's purely nostalgia, but I love Ichi, and sometimes when you love something you have to look at it more objectively. When your friends are doing something stupi...

November 7, 2016

You know that movie all your friends talk about for years, and one day you finally get to watch it, and you're just sort of underwhelmed in the midst of all the hype your buddies surrounded it with? That, in a nutshell, was my experience with Nekocon, and while it migh...

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