conventions

NaBloPoMo #2 – Comikaze 2015

I don’t drink, but I have a hangover. I’m an introvert, and have a chronic illness – I tend not to overbook my weekends, but sometimes things can’t be helped. In the course of the weekend, we had a 5k, Halloween necessities, and went to a comic convention. Even the Oldest Kidlet who is most

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Comedy or Public Shaming: Fan Fic Theatre

Earlier this week, I saw a post going around Tumblr talking about Chris Gore’s upcoming panel at WonderCon – in which a group of comedians would read fanfic. And fic writers were terrified. And it’s tricky. Because I don’t blame the people who were outraged, even though the bulk of them aren’t attending WonderCon. As

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Where did the posts go?

Strangely, writer’s block hasn’t been the issue. On the contrary- I’ve had too many ideas, and somehow the appropriate reaction is to decide not to write anything than make time to write it all and then schedule out the posts. My brain, it is a weird place. Also, there were about two weeks where Little

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Comikaze 2014: Being Black Widow

This was our third year going to Comikaze Expo, and I have to say – it’s come a long way from the convention that made me want to weep because it took over an hour in the heat to get inside the convention center so I could wait in another line to get my badge.

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Whitney vs Days of the Wolf

So I’m a big Teen Wolf fan. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to those of you who follow me on Twitter (or Tumblr). I admit, I wasn’t sure about watching it – a non-reality show on MTV? And it’s based on a movie from the 80s? After being wooed by GIF sets

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Tuesdays, man.

I know that the Hitchhiker’s Guide quote is about not being able to get the hang of Thursdays, but Tuesdays are killer around here. This morning, TheBoy and I got into a fight. He’s my soulmate, but occasionally, he can be an asshole. On occasion, I can be an dick. It’s a fact. (I’m sure

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WonderCon Anaheim!

This last weekend was WonderCon, and TheBoy (my husband- as in, let’s hear it for TheBoy!) and I headed off to the Anaheim Convention Center for some fun. Now, I went last year on the Saturday. It was a dreary, rainy day and while the Con floor was pretty empty- there were some amazing panels.

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Priorities.

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, I’ve been making plans for my next cosplay. Lady Loki. Well, a hybrid of the Lady Loki from the comics and a feminine version of Loki from the Avengers. I figured out the design, and I’ve figured out how to make the props I want. But there’s a

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CES: Worshipping at a different altar.

Yes, this is a reference to my last blog post’s title (Worshipping at the alter of tech). Right now, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is going on, a ginormous tradeshow in Las Vegas. Companies pull out the new tech they’ll be rolling out and the toys that they want you to demand from them (ala concept

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