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The Super Relaxed Fantasy Club

The Super Relaxed Fantasy Club 

An urban nightscape. Soft up-lighting casting blue petals against the wall. Flame captured in tall glass pyramids heat the room. The quiet chatter of people at the bar and staff placing chairs in silence. It surrounds you, entices you, relaxes you. And that’s good. This was my first time. I’d meant to go before, things […]

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London Comic Con – Review

London Comic Con – Review 

The dark water below promised a painful death should the cable snap. The gentleman making faces at us during the five minute cable car ride from one side of the river to the other was only the beginning. I turned up to the usual manic rush of the convention crowd rushing around me; cosplayers roleplaying […]

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There and Back Again: A Novice Con-Goer’s Tale

There and Back Again: A Novice Con-Goer’s Tale 

Prologue No, I don’t live in a hole in the ground, but I do live in Devon, which bears a remarkable resemblance to the green and sheltered Shire. But even before Gandalf came calling, I’d heard tell of a land beyond the, erm, Salisbury Plains, a land containing vast treasures of tote bags and books, […]

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San Diego Comicon 2014 Report

San Diego Comicon 2014 Report 

I got lucky once more this year and managed to join the mass nerd migration to the San Diego Comic Convention. As always, the lines go for miles (literally) and it’s the worst place to be if one isn’t somewhat comfortable moving in an extremely close mass of humanity. There is way too much for […]

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Convention Survival Guide

Convention Survival Guide 

At about this time of year, at least in my little section of the world, the season of genre conventions begins in full force. As such, it seems like a good time to go over the basics of surviving a convention without sore feet or making a horse’s bottom of oneself in front of a […]

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Newcastle Film & Comic Con 2014

Newcastle Film & Comic Con 2014 

It began with a conversation, one of those out of the blue remarks: “Did you know there’s going to be a comic convention in Newcastle at the beginning of March?” As it was, finger on the pulse and all, I had no idea. I logged on, checked out the site and – in what was, […]

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World Fantasy Con 2013 Review

World Fantasy Con 2013 Review 

This last weekend (31st Oct – 3rd Nov) was World Fantasy Con 2013. This year it was being held in Brighton – only the third time it’s been hosted in the UK! I was very excited to be able to attend for the whole weekend from Thursday to Sunday. From the panels, readings and events, […]

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NY Comic Con 2013 Review

NY Comic Con 2013 Review 

This weekend was the biggest yearly convention of geeks, nerds, and other awesome people in the Northeast: New York Comic Con. And for the third year running I had a chance to attend. I met new people, hung out with old friends, acquired new books and generally added tons of authors to my to-read list. […]

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San Diego Comicon 2013 Report

San Diego Comicon 2013 Report 

As everyone probably already knows, Comicon landed on the city of San Diego like the usual ton of bricks. All traffic slowed to a crawl in the vicinity of the convention halls, it took over the large ballrooms of nearly every hotel in a block radius, nearly every single hotel room in the county was […]

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World Fantasy Convention 2012

World Fantasy Convention 2012 

Last weekend, I had the honor of attending the 38th World Fantasy Convention, held in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) from November 1st-4th. It was a weekend of learning, laughs, and fangirl moments, culminating in a renewed appreciation for the fantasy genre…and plenty of thinking to do about the state of fantasy and where it’s headed in […]

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NY Comic Con 2012

NY Comic Con 2012 

Well that certainly was an “interesting” October/beginning of November! October started off pretty normal, leaves changed colors, the nights started getting cooler, and my friends and I rushed around like mad people getting ready for NY Comic Con. Now I know what you’re thinking, “It’s been almost a full month since NYCC. Why is she […]

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San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Report – Part Three

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Report – Part Three 

When I say say I went to “a lot” of panels this year, I meant that it climbed into the double digits. Usually things like the need to eat something other than granola bars, long lines, and panels featuring things like the entire cast of Firefly mean I miss a few that I wanted to […]

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