Pros & Cons: PopCon Indy 2021

  For months on end, convention goers and fans of many different genres of pop culture have been desperately waiting to attend conventions in person once again. For the city of Indianapolis, this wait has finally come to an end. A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending my 8th PopCon with this being only the 7th in-person event for PopCon Indy. Last year, PopCon faced some challenges with their Virtual PopCon, but … Read more

Pros & Cons: Squared Circle Expo 2021

The past year we have all been through some rather trying times, whether it be adjusting on how to do our normal jobs to trying to find new creative ways to keep doing the things we love, the pandemic has caused us all to do things differently and when it comes to going to conventions, it has become something that I cannot believe we are back to do yet once again. I want to preface … Read more

The Dark “Days”: Uncovering the Days of the Dead Convention

In 2011, Adolfo Dorta, Bill Philputt and Rick Lara, started what would become one of the biggest Horror-genre conventions in the United States- Days of the Dead. The convention had its first show in Indianapolis, Indiana, and took off from there, having dates in other cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, and even Las Vegas. The convention has brought in some rather big names such as Tobin Bell (Saw franchise), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws), Lisa … Read more

Days of the Dead Facing Backlash Over Suicidal “Dark Humor” Photo

Yesterday, horror-genre convention Days of the Dead began facing backlash and much outrage from their community because a staff member posted a rather disturbing and controversial photo. The photo shows a second staff member at the Days of the Dead Indianapolis event holding a teddy bear he purchased from a vendor. The bear has the face of comedian Robin Williams and is wearing a shirt that says “Hang in there” with a stick figure of … Read more

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Gamer’s Paradise Cancelled? 10 Biggest Gaming Conventions Around the World in Jeopardy

Gamers who have been stereotyped as introverts for so long usually had a habit of congregrating together for some major conventions and events which are all in jeopardy thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak globally, here are a list of the 10 more popular conventions that either are currently impacted or will likely be impacted by what is going on in the world right now.  The plus is that many of these conventions where breaking news … Read more

Pros & Cons: Top Five Favorite Conventions of the Last Decade

With it being the start of yet another convention season as well as the start of a new decade. I wanted to look back at some of my favorite conventions I have attended in the last decade with these being in order from last, to first. Having spent my time attending several popular conventions as well as a few homegrown ones, I am comfortable with ranking them in order and hopefully some of these conventions … Read more

PAX East 2020 Badges on Sale Today, Rod Fergusson Headlines PAX South as Keynote Speaker

BOSTON – Oct. 24, 2019 – Badges go on-sale today for PAX East 2020, the east coast’s premier annual celebration of games. Sales will open via the official website at Noon PT / 3 p.m. ET. From Thursday, Feb. 27 – Sunday, Mar. 1, PAX East will welcome attendee to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for a four-day celebration of all things gaming. Attendees will enjoy game reveals, hands-on demos with the most anticipated … Read more

Pro’s & Con’s: The Scarefest Kentucky 2018

  For those who have been keeping up with me and my convention travels, you know that I have only been to two horror conventions this year. In fact, 2018 marks the very first time I had ever in my entire life been to a horror convention and I am so glad that I made the decision to go to a horror convention. As in my article about Days of the Dead, which happened to … Read more

Pro’s & Con’s: Wizard World Chicago 2018

  On this Pro’s & Con’s, I take you to Wizard World Chicago at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.  An extremely well known corporate run convention that started from the magazine “Wizard” in which the convention gets its namesake. Wizard World has several conventions all across the United States featuring several extremely well-known guests as well as a very wide range of comic artists and authors as well as a great … Read more

Pro’s & Cons: Days of the Dead Indianapolis 2018 Review

I’ve been attending conventions for a very, very long time and for the most part, the conventions I’ve attended have been about a wide variety of things such as pop culture and gaming. However, having been a fan of the horror movie genre ever since I was eight. I decided that I was long overdue to attend a horror convention and thus made Days of the Dead in Indianapolis, Indiana my very first one. Let … Read more

Pro’s & Cons: Indy Pop Con 2018 Review

    Indy Pop Con celebrated their 5th anniversary this year at Indy Pop Con 2018 from June 8th-10th and this year they went all out providing a lot of guests, panels and a very fun experience as expected. Pop Con has always been my favorite convention, however, it is my job as a journalist to provide what I like to call my semi-unbiased and yet fair review and to make sure I let you … Read more

Indy Pop Con to Celebrate Five Years in Downtown Indianapolis in June.

      Indy Pop Con is set to celebrate it’s 5th year this June by having yet another convention in which this year they have gone all out to provide a ton of celebrities as well as other guests that range from comic book artists, YouTube guests as well as a few voice actors from some of your favorite video games such as Overwatch and World of Warcraft. A few of the celebrities that … Read more

Pro’s & Con’s: Indiana Comic Con 2018 Review

  Well, it’s another year once again and convention season is in full swing in Indiana starting off 2018 with another Indiana Comic Con and looking back at my last review I would have to say that I have a lot of things that I was not too happy with this time around and some things that didn’t change and some things that did and not for the better. This is the 4th year of … Read more

Pros & Cons: Louisville Arcade Expo 2018

Now I’ve been to quite a lot of conventions in my lifetime, but I had never been to a pure video game/arcade convention/expo before until now. The Louisville Arcade Expo held each year at the Triple Crown Pavillion in Louisville, Kentucky is quite the site and something that should provide fun for all members of the family. The expo provides tons of arcade games, pinball machines, classic consoles and even a lot of classic computers. I … Read more

Pro’s & Con’s: A Look at Indiana Comic Con 2017

For the past several years Indianapolis has started to be the home of more and more conventions ever since Gen Con made Indy their home several years ago. Albeit Gen Con is mostly known for being the premier destination for tabletop gaming. It was high time that Indianapolis started to have some conventions that were catered more towards pop culture.   Enter the year 2014. When Indianapolis was host to a few new conventions that … Read more

Nothing to do after New Year’s? Popular Con, Anime Revolution, has you covered!

With peak convention season generally running from late Spring to early fall, those looking for something to do during the chilly winter months have very few options. Seeing this disparity in available activities, organizers for well-known Summer convention, Anime Revolution, planned a new event. On January 3rd, 2015, at the Art Institute of Vancouver, AniRevo: Winter Edition came to fruition. Whether themed towards anime, gaming, or comic books, conventions are pretty reliable for bringing out … Read more

There’s More Than Just Dungeons & Dragons at Gen Con

  Each year there is an event that I always am looking forward to that happens only once a year. An event that each year brings more and more people together from not just all parts of the country, but all parts of the world. An event where people can gather together to play games of all different kinds, dress up as whatever they want and truly be themselves. That event is Gen Con which … Read more