Archive for the ‘Conventions’ Category

Zenkaikon 2019 – Conning in an Amish Paradise

When someone says they are, or at the very least, have, gone through Amish country, primarily in either central Pennsylvania or eastern Ohio, they’re usually going to explore and enjoy the vast, mostly pristine countryside, enjoy Amish artisanal craft goods ranging from food to home decorations, or to just straight-up gawk and stare at the […]

MAGFest 2019 – Count Your Blessings, Gaylord

The Gaylord National convention center and hotel comes off as one of the premieres “work horse” venues of the convention scene, hosting both Katsucon and MAGFest, two very popular and rather big conventions. But while the internet loves unleashing memes as to “I don’t know why the prices goes up every year!” complete with images […]

Cosplay Shaming… Convention Edition

About a week ago, I came across a post by a smaller, local convention located in Brooklyn called Puchi Con. It is a new convention which will begin its first year in September 2019. Upon visiting their Facebook Fan Page, I discovered a post made by their social media team that I was not a […]

Otakon 2017 — A Capital Idea

I wouldn’t really think a convention like Otakon would have to go through “growing pains,” as it’s been around for over 20 years now. But that’s the situation we find ourselves in going forward. This was the first year of Otakon’s new/temporary home in Washington, DC, until the situation is ironed out with Baltimore. They’ve […]

Momocon Founder and Co-Chair Responds to Incident

Yesterday evening, MomoCon founder and co-chair Jessica Merriman, released a statement in regards to what happened to cosplayer Luna Lanie at their convention over the weekend.  You can read the entire statement after the cut, but in a quick summary, she apologizes for what happened, touches on the dress code issue, and what was going […]

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