Articles Posted in the " Conventions & Events " Category

  • Supernatural at San Diego Comic Con

    Supernatural is one of those weird happenstances where a show is made for a mainstream audience, and then inexplicably gains an intense fandom presence. It can be jarring to realize that the fans as a collective put way more thought and effort into analyzing the characters, storylines, and themes than the showrunners do into writing […]


  • Geek and Sundry: the best-kept secret at ComicCon

    I was lucky enough to go to San Diego Comic Con this year and, like many others, unlucky enough to only have a badge for a single day. I fully expected to spend one day in rapture and three days crying into my cereal. But if anyone finds themself in my position in the future, […]


  • Jordan Gavaris Talks About Feedback From LGBT Community

    If you haven’t noticed, I talk a lot about queer representation in the media.  Like a lot.  It’s a thing.  So when I had the chance to be at the Orphan Black panel I knew I wanted to ask about Felix and Cosima.  Earlier in the panel many people had already expressed their love of […]


  • Hannibal Nerd HQ Pannibel – Flower Crowns!!!

    The content of the panel was streamed by Nerd HQ, tweeted by us live, and will be available on their website, so this article is less about the what was said and more about the photos.  There wasn’t too much said there that we didn’t also learn about from the main panel (available here), so […]


  • Swiggity Swanel That Was a Panel – SDCC Hannibal Panel Recap

    It’s very clear from today’s Comic Con panel that Bryan Fuller has his finger on the fandom a pulse. He referred to the stag as “Swiggity Swag the Nightmare Stag” and then donned a flower crown from one of the girls in the audience. Fuller even referred to himself as a Fannibal and said he […]


  • Neil Gaiman Live at the Crystal Ballroom

    Neil Gaiman’s voice sounds like his writing. I suppose that’s not terribly surprising. Of course the man who puts words together with uncompromising directness, and yet imbues so many phrases with little conspiratorial smirks, would also speak plainly and with a dry sense of humor. But there is also something about the quality of his […]


  • Spread Nerdiness and Good Cheer, Free Comic Book Day is Here!

    Guess what, everyone! Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, the most wonderful day of the year! Take note! On the first Saturday in May of every year (coincidentally also Star Wars Day this year, for double the nerd fun!), anyone can go to a comic book store and leave with a heaping stack of free […]


  • Nerdgasm at the Calgary Expo

    One of my favorite spectator sports is watching celebrities squee over each other. Jennifer Lawrence was adorable at the Oscars, with her face in a perpetual state of fangirl shock. Get James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in a room together (or Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, or Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, or Chris […]



  • Convention Harassment and What Should Be Done About It

    Trouble cropped up at PAX East recently when a group of Lara Croft cosplayers were approached by a journalist who wasted no time in asking them lewd questions. Though the man was reportedly thrown out of the convention, it was disturbing enough that it was talked about by several people involved, including one of the […]