Excited about The Squickerwonkers, SDCC 2014

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While Maze Runner Mondays will pick back up now that SDCC is behind me, one book that I was thrilled to encounter twice by happenstance is one that I’ll be reading and reviewing as soon as I’m done catching up on blogs is Evangeline Lilly’s The Squickerwonkers. Continue reading “Excited about The Squickerwonkers, SDCC 2014” »

So How Close is SDCC Pre-Reg?

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It looks like we’re one step closer to Pre-Reg for SDCC, with the registration for professionals taking place on January 29th! So what does this mean for Pre-Reg? In the opinion of this blogger, it depends. Continue reading “So How Close is SDCC Pre-Reg?” »

The Toucan Has Tweeted, SDCC Badge Update

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For those keeping up to date with all of the badge changes for SDCC (if not click the link for the details) there’s been both a response and somewhat of an update from Comic-Con International regarding why they made the changes, and what we can expect on the battlefield… er registration site. Continue reading “The Toucan Has Tweeted, SDCC Badge Update” »

New Year, New Policies and Prices for SDCC

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For any  who are SDCC attendees or hopefuls, in addition to some of the policy changes last year (like needing the previous year’s badge to pre-register), and after the delays we kept getting on pre-registration (remember when CCI told us we could relax at Thanksgiving, and then again near Christmas) the good informative folks at The Unofficial Comic-Con Blog tell us there’s been a bit of a game changer! Continue reading “New Year, New Policies and Prices for SDCC” »

NYCC Needs to Tweet an Apology

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The above is an example of “cosplay”, also I’m pretty sure I tweeted this pic right after it was taken.

I’d like to open this blog by saying two things, first is that I see high value in social media.  I think it’s fantastic (if used for good) that people can GENUINELY connect after just a few key strokes in ways never considered possible, even if it’s just in 140 characters.  The second thing I want to say upfront is, I’m a con attendee… and by that I mean once a year I’m one of those people that heads out to San Diego (potentially with cosplay­­in a suitcase) to spend 4 nights and 4 days surrounded by fellow nerds.  Not everybody “gets” Comic-Con, or why people go (130,000 people, in case you were wondering), and that’s fine, this blog isn’t to explain the joys of SDCC,  but I’ll provide one of the main reasons that people go, whether it’s for the comics, the panels for movies or TV, people watching, or the chance to see your favorite scifi celebrity, or writer, or artist.  Whatever it’s for, it’s an opportunity for an AUTHENTIC in-person experience, that you just can’t get at home. Continue reading “NYCC Needs to Tweet an Apology” »