Review: Nekocon 20, 2017. Hampton Roads, VA.

Nekocon is an Anime con that celebrated its twentieth year this past weekend, November 3-5, 2017.  Pre-Con estimates hovered near 5000 attendees, and the guest list was . . . sparse.  The interesting things about this Con lay more in the overall feel of it, rather than the guests. Perhaps it's as a result of habitually attending conventions that have become wildly epic in scope, but this blogger was charmed by the intimacy of Nekocon.  Your

More Than Meets The Idol | Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Review

Do you remember when the first Kingdom Hearts was announced? There was quite a bit of confusion and some negative criticism when the idea of the series was introduced, combining the worlds of Final Fantasy and various Disney franchises. Many believed the crossover wouldn’t work and was a waste of time and effort, but to their surprise the game turned out to be a hit, the two worlds blending together better than expected. Three years

Phoenix Comicon 2016

As the weekend winds down, as does 14th annual Phoenix Comicon. In case you hadn’t heard, or read it on Facebook, or felt it yourself, Phoenix Comicon was blistering hot. This was not the first time Phoenix Comicon has been held in summer, but it certainly was the hottest. As Phoenix was flooded with cosplayers this weekend, it was equally flooded with excessive heat warning and making sure to keep hydrated.  Even a variety of downtown Phoenix

Costume Resources: The Price We Pay

Right now is a great time to be a costumer. For the first time, probably ever, costuming resources are at their best. Forces like Joann’s, Yaya Han, McCalls, and Simplicity have created amazing patterns and fabrics with costumers in mind. Now it is easier than ever to find patterns made specifically for Marvel and DC comic characters. Beyond that, they are dipped into the various subcultures of costume communities too such as lolita, maid cafe,

Warner Bros “The Big Picture” Presentation at CinemaCon 2015

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On day two of CinemaCon Warner Bros rolled out the red carpet in a star-studded presentation of their upcoming films for 2015 and 2016. President of Warner Bros Kevin Tsujihara announced record sales for the media giant in 2014 and a long list of highly anticipated films in the coming years. Combined with their three partners, DC Comics, Lego, and Fantastic Beasts, the next five years are slated to have larger than life films released. In

CinemaCon 2014: Sony Presentation Recap

The Sony Pictures presentation at CinemaCon was packed with a full slate of Sony's upcoming films. Almost everything the studio mentioned had an extended trailer to go along with it, including 30 minutes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The films showcased at the event were 22 Jump Street, Deliver Us From Evil, When the Game Stands Tall, Sex Tape, The Equalizer, Think Like a Man Too, The Interview, Fury, Annie, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

CinemaCon: Universal Presentation Sneak Peek

The Universal Studios presentation at Cinema Con 2014 showcased many of the studio's releases this year, as well as a few teasers of its 2015 release calendar. There were extended looks at Neighbors, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Lucy, Unbroken, The Purge: Anarchy, Get On Up, Dumb and Dumber To for 2014, and Fast & Furious 7, Fifty Shades of Grey, Minions, Pitch Perfect 2, Ted 2, and Jurassic World for 2015.

Let’s All Really Pretend

Once upon a time there was a little boy who liked to play pretend. He and his friends would meet at the neighborhood park (or vacant lot, etc.) and come up with various games. They would find sticks that would transform into either swords or guns with the power of their imagination. With each new day, the playground would change from Robin Hood’s forest, to a far-off alien planet, or a city-scape where super heroes

Multiplayer Gaming, Bringing People Together

We all have stories about the emotional resonance some games have had with us. There's always the story about how seeing a beloved character die in a game made you cry, or how the ending to your favorite sci-fi gaming trilogy enraged you to the point of swearing off gaming forever. Every person has stories of the effect these games have had on them, but in all of this multiplayer is sometimes overlooked. We live in

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