This was a year of major firsts for New York Comic Con. This year, the convention featured three offsite venues, including Madison Square Garden. While con attendance reached record numbers, the offsite spaces meant that the main show floor, hallways, and Artists Alley didn’t often feel overcrowded (the exception being a few peak times each day). Continue reading New York Comic Con 2016 in a Nutshell
We at the Daily Geekette go to a lot of conventions, and love to enjoy them to the fullest extent. But for the younger audience who are attending their first con to those old timers who need a few tips to freshen up on their con-going skills, we want to give you the best insight into what and what not to do within the world of conventions. From Cosplaying, Panel Going, Shopping, and more – we want to make sure you are ready for your favorite up and coming con like you would be for the Zombie apocalypse (and trust me, with the amount of attendees, some of these cons can feel like The Walking Dead at times!)
So to help you, here are some of the DG crew with their batches of Geekette wisdom to get through the convention season ahead!
After the fun of 2015’s convention, Daily Geekette just had to scope out this year’s TempleCon. A switch from February to August was only one of several noticeable changes at this year’s event. The con expanded, not just further into the Crowne Plaza Hotel, but outside as well! Vendors were now available in two locations: The Clockwork Bazaar, composed of folks cleverly advertising wares from hotel rooms, and The Garden Pavilion, a large outdoor tent with dealers at individual booths. My favorite, of course, was Leanna Renee Hieber’s table. Hieber is a talented author and actress (among many other things), whose name you may recognize from a guest post right here at DG.
A few weeks ago, I got to attend ConnectiCon 2016 – a convention that I hold really close to my heart. I love the unique mixture of nerdy guests they get, along with having a big con feel with (currently) enough space to explore and not get those tight and smelly issues that most popular cons suffer from. ConnectiCon is also an event that seems to pride itself on diversity, whether it be within the content it offers, or the incredible amounts of different people that are drawn to attend year after year. These things, and more, keep me coming back to this Connecticut homegrown convention without fail, and this year had some fantastic highlights that need to be celebrated.
Linecon 2.0? Son of Linecon? Linecon 2: Electric Boogaloo? Whatever you’re calling it, there’s no denying Anime Boston continues to be an impactful event every year for the Hynes Convention Center. I didn’t have much interest in the Sports Day theme, and the lines this year were daunting, but I didn’t let that get in the way of my favorite convention.
Rhode Island Comic Con took place this past weekend in Providence. After a debacle last year involving oversold tickets and locked-out attendees, many were ready to write off “The Biggest Show in the Smallest State.” Even in my dedication to covering the con, I had a few reservations. I’m happy to report that Altered Reality Entertainment pulled off a more successful convention this year, but there is definite room for improvement. Miscommunication and layout issues were the root of much frustration, but the celebrity guests made it worthwhile.
Howdy, readers! As many of you know, it’s Convention Season, which means DG Con Coverage! I’m lucky enough to be covering Anime Boston this year, a convention that is near and dear to my fangirl heart as I’ve been attending it for a decade. Even though I should probably be packing rather than writing, I’m amped up for AB 2015, plain and simple. Take a peek at what I love about Anime Boston and what I’m looking forward to this weekend.
The crew of The Daily Geekette will be out and about at Anime Boston 2014 this weekend. Some of us will be presenting panels (Music is Magic, So Magic, etc.), and we’ll be covering them too. Some of our writers will be walking about, and if you have an awesome cosplay you might end up in a future post!
Watch out for some awesome updates, epic Tweets on our Twitter and we’ll be on Instagram all weekend, under hashtag #abdailygeekette. See you there at the con!