Karan Ashley: Power Ranger, Con Creator

Conventions can be taxing on the guests. From panels to photo ops to endless autograph signing and picture taking, pretty much every minute of every day of a convention is booked solid. So what Power Rangers actress Karan Ashley and her friends (including fellow Power Rangers actress Nakia Burrise) decided to do was pretty out... Continue Reading →

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5 Tips for Kicking Post-Con Depression to the Curb

We’ve all been there - goodbyes have been said, bags have been packed. The con is over, and you’ve got a case of post-con depression. Like the Katy Perry song goes, you want to “do it all again.” But what can you do till next con? Feel those feels. It’s okay to feel sad. Fandom... Continue Reading →

People Not At SDCC Versus Those Who Are, Movie Quotes Editon

Every year at this time, you're one of two types of people: you're either at San Diego Comic Con or, like most of the geek world, you want to be. For those of us who either didn't have the money to go or who weren't fast enough to snag tickets before they sold out, we... Continue Reading →

Putting the “Play” in Cosplay: The Magic of Acting in Character at a Convention

On the last day of Anime Weekend Atlanta last year, my friend and I were walking around the convention center, wondering whether it was time to call it a day and start on our long drive home, and a young woman called out to us. “Excuse me,” she said. “You gave my friend a rose... Continue Reading →

Dragon Con Is Right Around The Corner (What It Is & Why You Need to Be There)

It’s that time of year again. We’ve endured the winter’s snow, ice, and traffic nightmares; we’ve survived the spring’s annual blessing of yellow rivers that drift lazily through the air, coating our homes, cars, and lungs with a carpet of pollen; and now we’ve finally reached the hot, sauna days of summer. If you listen... Continue Reading →

10 Life Skills We Learn Through Cosplay

Cosplay is frequently viewed as a purely recreational hobby. True, ultimately we’re just a bunch of derp-faces in capes and tights, but cosplaying can provide you with skills you may, in fact, use in everyday life. Capes optional. 1. Patience. Growing up we often hear the expression, “patience is a virtue.” When creating costumes, this... Continue Reading →

Geek Parenting: A Geekling’s First Comic Con

Going to New York Comic Con is a lot like going to see a critically acclaimed, well-hyped foreign movie: Stuff happens that you didn't think would happen, things that you do expect don't actually happen, and you leave the whole experience a little bit broke, kind of confused, fairly exhausted, but glad you went. Since... Continue Reading →

The Wrath of Con: This Convention Season… Be a Hero, Not a Villain.

Convention season has come around again, and I have noticed a troubling trend among some of the attendees. Con-goers see hundreds of superheroes and supervillains on any given convention day, from the steampunk Batman to retro Wonder Woman. Dressing as these characters not only gives us the ability to show our support but also grants... Continue Reading →

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