Creativity at Phoenix Comicon 2017 Part 3

Even More Cosplay Fun by Durrilion I have said it before, and will continue to say it: I love ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ (animated series, and comic books – we don’t discuss that other ‘thing’).  So when I saw Princess Azula at Phoenix Comicon I just had to speak with her.  Lucky for me, she was in a good mood and didn’t fire bend me out of existence.  *wink  This…

Phoenix Comicon 2017 – Updated Info on Props, Entrance to the Con & Security

With everything that has happened over the last 24 hours everyone in Phoenix is just running to keep up. Matt Solberg and his crew have heard all the good and the bad since the announcement last night of banning all props from the convention.  This morning brought an updated set of information and rules: There are many outstanding questions from our announcement yesterday. We now have UPDATES, including the prohibited…

A Visit to the Pima Air & Space Museum [Gallery]

The PIma Air & Space Museum is literally acres of aircraft.  Commercial, military, new, old, antique, they’ve all found a home in the hot Arizona desert. Off of the I-10E on E. Valencia Rd (6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85706 to be exact) sits a special place for retired aircraft (And for an extra $7 you can see even more being stored at the nearby Davis-Monthan Air Force Base),…

Keen Halloween: Year One

Think of the Best Halloween From Your Childhood by: BustleGirl Keen Halloween cast its adorably spooky shadow on the Phoenix Convention Center the weekend of September 24-25, and attendees were left with a sense of fun, creativity and family inclusiveness. After a hiatus of two years, the slick reboot put together by Square Egg Entertainment gave the impression that it would continue this new tradition, and give Phoenix an opportunity…

The Power of Olympus on Your Gaming Table

Make Me a God by Durrilion We have all been there, walking through the vendors hall when suddenly something unexpected catches our eyes.  For me, at Gameon Expo it was a huge banner saying in large print “Make Me A God”. I had to know more, but did not have time at that moment.  So the next day I made a point of finding that booth again.  It took some…

ZapCon IV Celebrates the Classic Arcade

Let’s take a stroll back in time.  To when gaming didn’t happen over the internet and was a social event where people gathered together to play their favorite games while standing hours on their feet to beat the highest score on the machine (or even just to get a chance to play a popular game – which was not always guaranteed!). ZapCon gives you a feel for the old arcades…

Wild Wild West Con 2016 Gallery

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An Interview with ZapCon Founder Wes Cleveland

There were arcades everywhere in Pittsburgh, PA and Chicago, IL while I was growing up and the original Star Wars and Discs of Tron were my immediate destinations when I entered.  I specifically remember a spot called Aladdin’s Arcade and I still have a token from it! Well, if you’re a fan of the arcade, then ZapCon is the convention you’ve been waiting for! Taking place April 16-17, 2016 at…

Cosplay Competition at Amazing Arizona Comicon 2016

And the prize goes to… By Durrilion I love costuming – whether it be historical, sci-fi, or fantasy.  The amount of hard work, sweat, tears, and maybe even some blood, that goes into putting something together is impressive.  I know from personal experience.  It takes courage to wear one’s costume (or more specifically for this blog – cosplay) in public, let alone on stage in front everyone for a competition….

Comic Books meet Duct Tape!

Micah Garcia, aka The Stuck Duck. by Durrilion (all photos courtesy of Micah’s instagram) Comic book art with duct tape.  No, seriously! I did a double take when I heard the youngest son of Micah say those words as I passed their booth.  It’s a long story, but I love duct tape for it’s comedic value.  Combine that with a format I have never seen before, and I just had…