Hayley Knighten

Seattle Crypticon Horror Convention: Day One

Seattle Crypticon Horror Convention: Day One

I’ve been going to Crypticon Seattle for the last five years, and I have to say that this year’s convention was the best. It wasn’t the amazing celebrity guests though there were many including the Soska Sisters (writers/directors of American Mary) and Sid Haag (House of 1,000 Corpses). Nor was it showings of new indie […]

 Jasen

The Celebrity Guest of Crypticon Seattle 2015

The Celebrity Guest of Crypticon Seattle 2015

For anyone who follows my writing, you’d know that out of all the conventions I cover each year, Crypticon is my favorite. Every Memorial Day Weekend horror fans from around the world gather at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. That is not an exaggeration either. Every year I meet people who’ve traveled from […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

PrepperCon was Great for New Gear

PrepperCon was Great for New Gear

PrepperCon was held in Salt Lake City this past weekend, and we had a chance to attend.  As one that is a mild camper, and whose idea of survival is a Cliff bar and a bottle of water and a place to sit down and charge my phone in a convention center, I was anticipating […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Kyle’s adventures at FanX 2015

Kyle’s adventures at FanX 2015

The Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience ran this past January 29 through the 31st at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  This FanX was different from last year in several ways.  The fist being that it was about half the size, with ticket sales limited to about 50,000, and a reduction in guests and panels, […]

 Adrienne Fox

GeekGirlCon ’14 was a True Celebration of Nerdiness and Geekery

GeekGirlCon ’14 was a True Celebration of Nerdiness and Geekery

GeekGirlCon ’14 once again proves that it is not the size of the event that signals success, but the heart of the community that makes an event worthwhile. Each year GeekGirlCon improves. And, this year was no different. The growth of intersectional discussions as well as greater representation in our geek space is on an […]

 ronnieangel

Day 1 at Days Of The Dead in Los Angeles

Day 1 at Days Of The Dead in Los Angeles

To say I was excited about spending the weekend in Los Angeles for Days of the Dead is an understatement. The chance to be able to attend what looked to be the largest horror convention on the west coast almost had me foaming at the mouth in anticipation. I had planned for it, in detail, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

How FantasyCon blew me away.

How FantasyCon blew me away.

Concerning Conventions FantasyCon was the first convention of its kind.  Immersive and interactive, it plunged visitors into fantastic worlds unlike any convention before it.  Unlike most conventions, they eliminated over 200 exhibitor booths to provide an arena, art museum, archery range, sets for photos, and multiple performance stages.  There was so much space that even […]

 Adrienne Fox

Crypticon Seattle: Growing a Girls’ Club

Crypticon Seattle: Growing a Girls’ Club

I went to Crypticon Seattle for the horror and came home hopped up on “grrrl” power! How does that happen at a con for a genre that so often trades on the brutalization and torture of women? Well, with guests like Tristan Risk, Jen and Sylvia Soska, and Jessica Cameron plus panelists like the Horror […]

 Jasen

Crypticon Seattle 2014: Full Con Report

Crypticon Seattle 2014: Full Con Report

Crypticon 2014 has come and gone, and now I’m counting the days until next year. The feeling is similar to that of how I felt about Christmas as a child. It may seem silly to someone who’s never been to this con but for those who have attended, you know that Crypticon Seattle has a […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

SLCC FanX KidCon was fantastic.

SLCC FanX KidCon was fantastic.

Day two of Salt Lake Comic Con’s Fan Xperience started early, which for us grown up types is fine.  However, for the miniature humans we call children the excitement of getting to skip school for the day is somewhat mitigated by waking up around 6am.  The only thing that really helps a serious case of […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Kyle’s Fan Xperience wrapup

Kyle’s Fan Xperience wrapup

My experience in the Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience is a simple one, simple, yet great.  I had the opportunity to experience some new things, see new and unique artwork, and artisanship.  I met many new people, made some new friends, and discovered I need to invest in a pair of very comfortable shoes.  […]

 Xopher Reed

How Not To Convention

How Not To Convention

A strange thing happened this week. I attended a convention and instead of feeling complete bliss at being around other convention goers who share a love for all things geek, I instead felt horribly depressed following my departure each day from the event. This is in no way part a reflection of the convention I […]

 Jasen

Geek Dad Report: Emerald City Comicon—Plan of Attack for Families

Geek Dad Report: Emerald City Comicon—Plan of Attack for Families

Alright, geek parents! This weekend is Emerald City Comicon here in the lovely city of Seattle. Being a parent, a geek, and someone who takes my daughter to cons I’m always looking for ways to involve her in the excitement that is comicon. So I did some research and put together a list of events […]

 Jasen

Crypticon Seattle 2014 Guest Preview

Crypticon Seattle 2014 Guest Preview

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM – Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT) SeaTac, WA   Crypticon is hallowed even in my eyes. I have attended every year since the beginning, and it keeps getting better and better. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, and love the horror genre I suggest clicking the […]

 Becky

Geek Etiquette – GeekGirlCon 2013

Geek Etiquette  – GeekGirlCon 2013

Geek Etiquette. To shower or not to shower. Should that even be a question?