conventions

From Comic Con, to Wizard World, geek conventions showcase comics, film, television, and all things geek.

  • Tamara Iwanchyshyn
    Published 11 days ago
    The reality of getting a film into a film festival

    The reality of getting a film into a film festival

    So I get these questions asked to me when I tell people I am a film student with a film waiting to get into festivals. I get asked “What is film Festival?”, “Is it like TIFF?” (I’m from Toronto) and “Does it mean anything?”. And the answers to all of those and more are what I am going to be writing about here.
  • Scary Trans Cosplayer
    Published about a month ago
    Staying Safe at a Convention

    Staying Safe at a Convention

    Going to a convention? Worried about if you’ll be safe or not? Well I have some tips on how you can stay safe at a convention. Whether it be an anime, comic, or gaming convention you still need to say safe. When you're new to conventions, also known as cons, there is a lot of people in large crowds, it's a very easy way to get separated from your group. Ways you can keep safe at a con is keeping your Phone on you and charged, if you go to raves or anywhere after dark at a con take someone with you and alerting the staff. Other ways would be never going to a stranger’s hotel room and never taking open drinks or food from someone you don't know.
  • Yvette Cordova
    Published 5 months ago
    Los Angeles ComicCon After Stan Lee

    Los Angeles ComicCon After Stan Lee

    It’s going to be one-year next month since the great Stan Lee passed away (November 12, 2018), and it’s been tough on the world of comics and Marvel alike. Since taking over Comikaze in 2011, Stan Lee introduced Stan Lee’s Comikaze to Los Angeles in 2012. Every year in October, the Los Angeles Convention Center has been home to Stan Lee’s Comikaze, but in 2016 the name was changed to Stan Lee’s ComicCon. After the passing of Stan Lee, Los Angeles Comic Con still grows strong and has grown its audience this past year.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 6 months ago
    Photo Ops: In Their Own Words

    Photo Ops: In Their Own Words

    Greetings, Vocal readers. In this article, I'm going to talk about photo ops and what it's like to do them with famous people you have either grown up watching and/or admire so much. A few days ago, I talked to a couple of people on Facebook and shared their photo op experiences with me. Just a heads up: one person in this article has two photo ops. So check out the two people that you're about to meet. I'll share my own photo op experiences near the end of this article.
  • Dom The Urban Librarian
    Published 7 months ago
    Dragon Con 2019: One Week Later

    Dragon Con 2019: One Week Later

    My bus departed from my hometown at 4:30 in the morning. Here I am, mentally turning up excited for what was ahead. All tickets purchased in advanced, all my clothing, swimsuits and cosplay, had been packed away to a point where I can't fit anything else in them, and the hotel room had been booked. The only things I made sure had space on them were my two phones. Everyone in my family and social circle encouraged lots of pictures and photos. So I delivered.
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 7 months ago
    Arkansas Comic Con 2019 Review

    Arkansas Comic Con 2019 Review

    Greetings, Vocal readers. I had a great time at Arkansas Comic Con last weekend. Thousands of people descended at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock for the 2-day event. It was my first time attending this convention and man, did I have the time of my life. Now that I’m back home, I’m here to review this con and share my pros and cons (no pun intended).
  • JP Summers
    Published 8 months ago
    NerdinOut Con 2019

    NerdinOut Con 2019

    Are you looking for a family activity that is not only affordable, but entertaining for all ages?
  • Yarn Goddess Cosplay
    Published 8 months ago
    Don't Sleep on QuirkCon!

    Don't Sleep on QuirkCon!

    QuirkCon was probably the best and smallest con I've gone to in a while, and I honestly can't wait to head back next year. Held in Durham, North Carolina from May 31-June 2, QuirkCon is a celebration of black, nerdy and gay cosplayers and creatives. For three days, attendees experienced anime trap music parties, emo karaoke, panels about black music in k-pop and so much more.
  • Susan Steele
    Published 10 months ago
    10 Tips for Convention Survival

    10 Tips for Convention Survival

    When people think of sci-fi/fantasy/comic book conventions, they tend to think about the costumes they’re going to wear or the celebrity guests that are going to show up. And that’s perfectly fine. But as with anything in life, there are always tips to ensure that you not only survive the convention, but have a wonderful time in the process.
  • Daniel Lyddon
    Published 10 months ago
    Yes, You Cannes

    Yes, You Cannes

    With the 72nd Festival de Cannes coming to a close on the French Riviera at the moment, I thought I'd write a guide to the event for those who are thinking of taking part for the first time at some point in the future. Complete with photos from my own trips to the Festival and some helpful tips, this should serve as a handy guide to what can be an overwhelming week or two in the sunshine (with the occasional rain cloud thrown in for good measure!)
  • Amanda Rose
    Published about a year ago
    Toronto Comicon 2019 March 15 to 17

    Toronto Comicon 2019 March 15 to 17

    Aside from getting out of the snowy weather (seriously, can't wait to be done with the shoveling), the coming of spring rings in Comicon in Toronto, and we couldn't be more excited for this year's lineup!
  • Trinity Shadow
    Published about a year ago
    NYCC 2018 Chaos

    NYCC 2018 Chaos

    Last month the second most popular convention came around, New York Comic Con (NYCC) had their weekend (Oct. 4-7) for fun and entertainment. The Jacob Javits Center once again didn't disappoint this year. Some faces that took a few years to come to NYCC such as Alex Kingston aka River Song from BBC's Doctor Who, David Tennant aka The Tenth Doctor from BBC's Doctor Who and Bartemius Crouch Junior from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, and Matt Smith aka The Eleventh Doctor from BBC's Doctor Who. The convention also had an old favorite and on Saturday (Oct.6) I experienced the longest intimidating line for this one person's autograph, Jason David Frank aka Tommy Oliver from Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which I took a picture with and got my white ranger limited edition boxed action figure signed.