Recap: Indy PopCon (Wednesday & Friday)

This weekend was the inaugural Indy PopCon, and it was a great convention. Overall, the con ran better than many older cons that I have been to. Here’s part one of my traditional convention recaps. My time at Indy PopCon (er… IPC-sponsored events) began on Wednesday. I had heard that Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game […]

Recap: Saturday at Anime Central

I bought a weekend pass to Anime Central, but I was only able to attend Saturday due to the end of my finals and my cousin’s wedding shower. I cobbled together a quick Ariel costume, and left for the convention early on Saturday morning. As usual, I spent most of the day wandering the convention floor. I […]

What to Wear to a Con: Anime

I was talking with some friends about C2E2 the other day, and one of them asked me what people wear to conventions. “I want to go to one someday,” he said, “but I don’t know what I’d wear. Doesn’t everyone wear costumes? I’m not comfortable with that.” Of course, I told him that not everyone […]

Recap: Saturday at C2E2

Saturday, being Saturday, was the longest day at C2E2. But it was OFFICIALLY our first day at the con this year–or at any convention this year! We took forever to leave our first hotel and get to the Con hotel/convention center. This is definitely, 100% due to the fact that the first hotel room was […]

Recap: Friday at C2E2 2014

I usually do a separate recap of each day I spend at a convention, but when I looked back over my weekend I found that I really didn’t do much. It’s a little disappointing in retrospect, but while I was at C2E2 I was having a total blast! My weekend began once I was done […]

What to Wear to a Con: Super-Fan

I was talking with some friends about C2E2 the other day, and one of them asked me what people wear to conventions. “I want to go to one someday,” he said, “but I don’t know what I’d wear. Doesn’t everyone wear costumes? I’m not comfortable with that.” Of course, I told him that not everyone […]

What to Wear to a Con: Gamer Girl

I was talking with some friends about C2E2 the other day, and one of them asked me what people wear to conventions. “I want to go to one someday,” he said, “but I don’t know what I’d wear. Doesn’t everyone wear costumes? I’m not comfortable with that.” Of course, I told him that not everyone […]

New Year Geek Tips: Planning Ahead for Con Season

January means a new year, and a new year means that convention season will be here before we know it (and, in some areas, is still going strong). Cons don’t really start in Chicago until C2E2 in April, but because I’m a poor graduate student, I do like to (and need to) plan ahead in […]