2015 Dragon Con coverage continues on the Needless Things Podcast! In this week’s episode, Phantom talks to Mike Gordon and Mike Faber of the Earth Station One Podcasting Network!
Friday, August 28, 2015
My first experience with this wonderful convention was in 2004. If I recall, I found out about it because of a fan group for the TV show The Tribe, pointing out to me that actors from the show had been there the year before and would be again that year. As a supporter of the show and its cast I naturally signed up for the convention. I didn’t realize I would be signing up for an life experience instead.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
My first Dragon Con was back in back in 2006. That makes me, according to some, a veteran attendee, but I still think you may as well keep calling yourself a newbie until well past your 15th Dragon Con.
The reasoning for that is simple- A veteran in many other endeavors is sometimes defined as someone who has been there and back enough times to have done and seen it (almost) all. Given the size of the convention, as well as the growth rate of the convention over the last six years, it’s impossible to really come close to doing that in six, seven, or even ten Dragon Cons.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
What do you know, it's another low budget, indie, found footage film. Wait a minute, didn't I just review the exact same type of movie last week? Is that a coincidence? Or is this some kind of conspiracy? Find out in Devlin's Domain.
We're pretty lucky as geeks when it comes to conventions. In the past when I was growing up, there were only a few conventions that catered to geeks, and they were normally held in the summer. Now we have conventions throughout the entire year all across America and the world. One thing that drives me nuts though is when I go to one and see a lack of convention etiquette by other geeks. Some of the rules I like to live by at cons are just common manners, but others have come around just by observing how people act at cons. This is something that my brother and I talk about quite a bit when we're at a con as the actions of some con goers drive us crazy. Here are some of my rules for convention etiquette, broken into sections.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
How would you guys like to read a post about how a guy that has no costume making skills built a Mandalorian costume six years ago?
Great! I knew you’d be into it.