Can you teach an old convention new tricks?

June 2, 2014 | Posted in CONVENTIONS | By

Flyers on a hotel corridor window at MediaWest*Con 34.

Last week I posted my MediaWest*Con 34 convention report, where I talked fairly extensively about the greying of the convention as a whole and how the event seems to be slowly dying. This has been an issue with MediaWest for some time…

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MediaWest*Con 34: Post-convention report

May 27, 2014 | Posted in CONVENTIONS | By

MediaWest*Con 2014 dealers room.

2014 marked MediaWest*Con’s 34th year as the self-proclaimed “definitive gathering of Science Fiction/Media fandom”, held annually in Lansing, Michigan over the Memorial Day weekend. I question whether that description truly applies any longer…

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Being a Convention Dealer: Tips and Advice for Getting Started in the Business

April 20, 2014 | Posted in CONVENTIONS | By


Working the dealers room at various science fiction, fantasy, media or anime conventions can be a profitable part-time—or even full-time—business for many individuals and businesses. Whether you already have a physical storefront and are looking to expand your customer base…

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5 Things I Won’t Miss About Missing Dragon*Con This Year

August 21, 2013 | Posted in CONVENTIONS | By

The 2010 Dragon*Con Parade

Since 2005, I’ve spent every Labor Day weekend working the dealers room at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the first year since then that I’m skipping out on the convention for a number of reasons–mainly that the sheer expense

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Is It Time For a Fan Convention in South Jersey?

August 18, 2013 | Posted in CONVENTIONS | By

convention dealer's room

Is It Worth Trying To Start Up a New Fan Convention? Or are small, fan-run conventions becoming obsolete in this internet age? As someone who has attended, and vended, at numerous fan-run conventions for almost twenty years now, of course

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Sexual Harassment and Assault at Dragon*Con 2010

July 15, 2010 | Posted in CONVENTIONS, COSTUMING & COSPLAY | By

Cosplayers walking through downtown Atlanta during DragonCon 2010.

Following the 2010 Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia, disturbing reports of sexual harassment and other assaults suffered by convention attendees have begun surfacing on the internet.

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