Keeping Your Pets Safe, Clean, and Geeky

Crescent Canines – A Vendor Spotlight by Durrilion (All photos courtesy of Crescent Canines) It is a known fact that Geeks love their Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Comics/Anime, you name it.  If we didn’t there wouldn’t be conventions like Phoenix Comicon.  Equal to that love, if not above it is our love for our pets.  Whether they be furry, finned, or scaly, we dote on those creatures like nobody’s business. At Phoenix Comicon 2016,…

No Props or Prop Weapons Allowed At Phoenix Comicon Starting Friday May 26th

With the recent events in Manchester, England. and an incident this morning at Phoenix Comicon where an armed man was removed from the site by police and security, an urgent message came this evening from Convention Director Matthew Solberg. In light of recent events, Phoenix Comicon, in cooperation with the Phoenix Convention Center and the Phoenix Police Department, will be implementing enhanced screening to ensure the safety of all our…

Backdrop Collapses During John Barrowman's Appearance at Planet Comicon *Updated*

John Barrowman is used to bringing the house down with any appearance he makes at a convention, but I don’t think ever literally. That’s exactly what happened today at Planet Comicon in Kansas City, MO when the backdrop fell behind him. Fortunately the only injury being reported on twitter is a minor one to the sign language interpreter. *Update* The sign language interpreter was not the one injured, despite early…

BATMAN & ROBIN’s FINAL APPEARANCE in LAS VEGAS

Before names the like of Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, Christian Bale or Ben Affleck were associated with the superhero, the third actor to don the cape and mask and fight crime at the call of a lighted signal in the sky drew audiences to their TV sets each week from 1966 to 1968.  That actor, of course, was Adam West as Batman, joined by Burt Ward as the indispensable Robin. …

NASA To Stream First Live 4K Video From Space At The 2017 NAB Show

— US astronauts on the International Space Station featured in Super Session that probes the future and demonstrates end-to-end live 4K, cloud-based workflow in HEVC for delivery to multiscreen devices — WASHINGTON, D.C.– The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced today it will produce the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a Super Session at the 2017 NAB Show. “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the…

Anime Matsuri Brings @Home Maid Cafe & Sailor Moon Day to Houston

Anime Matsuri is this weekend in Houston, Texas and they are bringing the house down this year with a star studded weekend of guests that will make you feel as if you are spending the weekend in Japan. They’ve proclaimed April 7th to be Sailor Moon Day, not only in honor of the 25th anniversary of the beloved anime, but also because that’s when the Moon Princess and her entourage…

Have You Voted For the Official Denver Comic Con Beer Name?

It’s time for Denver Comic Con’s “Name the Comic Con Beer” contest! For the 6th year, Breckenridge Brewery has teamed up with DCC to produce a special brew for the 3-day comic book and sci-fi convention. This year’s beer is a Bohemian Pilsner! Denver Comic Con and Breckenridge Brewery have carefully selected 4 finalists and now it’s up to you to vote for your favorite! You can vote for as…

Anime Impulse Car Shows, Fashion Shows, Concerts, Oh My!

Anime Impulse takes place during the much larger and older event Asian American Expo at the fairgrounds in Pomona, California, but that doesn’t mean that this new anime event should be overlooked.  In fact you should add it to your list of ‘new events to keep an eye on’. Being held at a fairground instead of a convention center gives them a unique feel and, I’m sure, unique challenges.  Food…

LA's Newest Convention – Comic Excitement – Debuts This Weekend

This weekend (January 14 and 15th) will see the debut of the latest convention to enter the Con fray,  Comic Excitement at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  It’s a convention that’s all about the cosplay and it should be fun to see how it does! From the press release: Convention season starts with a bolt of lightning at the Los Angeles Convention Center at Comic Excitement Convention! The first year…

A Q & A with Mari Nakamura of Lolita fashion house Juliette et Justine

When Mari Nakamura, the head designer at classic lolita fashion house Juliette et Justine, sat down for her panel at PMX in Pasadena, CA in November, it was more like sitting down with a circle of friends, rather than a prestigious business woman meeting her fans.  She made you feel like she cared about each and every person in the room.  Although she seemed to understand some English and many…