I’ve been absent from Michigan’s Penguicon, a meeting of SF/Fantasy Fandom, Open Source / Linux, Hackers, and other loosely-related tribes, for five years. I’m glad I returned. The event has changed, but it remains an experience worth having.
November 7, 2016
I put together a video of the third annual Forest City Comicon, which featured Billy West, battling vikings, cosplay, and more:
Of course, there were other Cons held recently…..
September 5, 2016
We noted Dragon Con here, but the end of summer saw a number of events, and we’ve found some video below for those interested.
Dragon Con also witnessed the announcements that Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci, and Kari Byron, Mythbuster‘s “Build Team”, will have their own Netflix series, The White Rabbit Project, apparently making its debut December 9.
Toronto’s Fan Expo included an announcement that Chapterhouse, publishers of Jason Loo’s Pitiful Human-Lizard and the most recent people to revive Captain Canuck, will be creating their own universe of Canadian superheroes, consisting of characters old and new. (Jokes about, say, “Zamboni Man and Beaver” are inevitable, so feel free to contribute your suggestions. W. Blaine and I won’t be offended).
July 10, 2016
March 14, 2016
The bordertown of Sarnia, Ontario, hosts its own one-day Con, the Sarnia Pop Culture Show. I spent most of the time working panels, but I captured a little of it. Fandom is everywhere!
October 18, 2015
Here’s my video of the second Forest City Comic-Con.
August 24, 2015
Sasquan was my first Worldcon, which I was pleased to be able to attend, as the convention was in – not exactly my back yard, but fairly close (within a 5 hour drive). This year’s con, has, quite possibly, the most drama pre-WorldCon in a long time. When I drove there, I also got a taste of the other major factor that marks this WorldCon – the smoke. Right now, much eastern Washington state and part of eastern Oregon are currently on fire. This meant that the drive to Spokane was marked by a constant smoky haze, as was Spokane itself throughout the convention. More…
July 13, 2015
Printed Office Building in Dubai!
Buddy—the genesis of the household robot?
Other brave portends of the future include… Ah, frak it. Lots of video from San Diego Comic Con, below (including the much-discussed Superman v Batman trailer):
April 21, 2015
Here on earth, last weekend’s Star Wars Celebration Anaheim featured creative cosplay, peerless panelists, Muppet stormtroopers, and more (below):