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Denver Pop Culture Con 2019: ‘Back to the Future’ Reunion Panel

Denver Pop Culture Con 2019: ‘Back to the Future’ Reunion Panel

Reading Time: 5 minutes Photo credit: Patricia Vollmer Wow, it’s been a very busy week in the Vollmer household since Denver Pop Culture Con, but now I’m finally in a position to start writing up some of my favorite parts of the con: the celebrity panels! I was pleased to get to see 3 1/2… Read More

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Denver Pop Culture Con 2019: Day 2 Diary

Denver Pop Culture Con 2019: Day 2 Diary

Reading Time: 5 minutes I loved how our costumes matched the posters behind us…and the Big Blue Bear staring down at us. The Colorado Convention Center is surrounded by community art, such as that huge bear. Photo credit: Patricia Vollmer The second day of Denver Pop Culture Con, which was a Saturday, is really when… Read More

Denver Pop Culture Con: Who’s Joining Me??

Denver Pop Culture Con: Who’s Joining Me??

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s that time of year again! If you’re like me, you’ve broken out your sewing machines, hot glue guns, and makeup kits to get ready. You’re starting to assemble your schedule of events. You’re watching for the confirmations for your favorite film and television stars, your favorite comic book artists, and… Read More

Oz Comic-Con 2018: A Story of Geek Respect

Oz Comic-Con 2018: A Story of Geek Respect

Reading Time: 5 minutes About a month ago, fellow GeekMom writer Karen Walsh wrote an article about “Feeling Conned After the Con.” It was an excellent article, warning against merchants at geeky conventions who are only after the “easy” geeky dollar. As the appeal of the geek market grows, so too does the number of… Read More

Con Artists: Heather Hitchman, Featured Artist

Con Artists: Heather Hitchman, Featured Artist

Reading Time: 8 minutes Heather’s Kitsune Collection from the Terratoff art series “Terratoff is a world where magic is the essence of all life and fantasy creatures reign. Born of a magical tree, the fauns rule over this mythical realm filled with creatures of magic such as unicorns, dragons, and many more. But when the supernatural… Read More

MetroCon 2018: The Masquerade Is Everything

MetroCon 2018: The Masquerade Is Everything

Reading Time: 8 minutes Metrocon 2018: The Masquerade Part Play. Part Dance Party. ALL Fan Service. (No, not that kind of fan service.) The Masquerade is on of the main events at MetroCon Tampa. It’s arguably THE main event at THE largest annual anime convention in Florida. It’s a once in a lifetime experience partially… Read More

MetroCon 2018: The Gayest Panel At The Convention

MetroCon 2018: The Gayest Panel At The Convention

Reading Time: 6 minutes MetroCon 2018: The Gayest Panel at The Convention “We are officially the gayest people at this con.” Stated our panel host to the five of us gathered in the room. It was two minutes before ‘The Gayest Panel at the Convention’ was due to start. Yes, you heard me right. The… Read More

Con Artists Featured Artist: Silver Root Studios

Con Artists Featured Artist: Silver Root Studios

Reading Time: 5 minutes Silver Root Studios Business Card Con Artist is pleased to introduce our featured artist for this week, Jesica Perez Bianciotto of Silver Root Studios. I came across Jesica’s work at MegaCon 2018 Orlando and it was striking. Rows of mugs with outlandish sneers and flasks leering mouths lined up beside shrunken… Read More

Con Artists: Justin Peterson, Featured Artist

Con Artists: Justin Peterson, Featured Artist

Reading Time: 9 minutes Justin Peterson and his work for Tijuana Flats in Winston Salem, NC Artist Alley at any convention is easily my favorite place. I love art, as I’ve said repeatedly. I’m also a huge fan of comic book style art. It’s probably my favorite style of art, edging out anime style art… Read More

Con Artists Featured Artist: Doug Hoppes of ShadowMyths

Con Artists Featured Artist: Doug Hoppes of ShadowMyths

Reading Time: 7 minutes Piece from ShadowMyths art ‘Moment In Time’ is an emotionally evocative painting. (Used by permission) Walking through Artist Alley in a Con can be one of the more fun experiences. It’s a soothing break from the rush of panels, events, and autographs. The work found there can range from fluffy fun,… Read More

Con Artists: World of Geekcraft at MegaCon Orlando

Con Artists: World of Geekcraft at MegaCon Orlando

Reading Time: 4 minutes Another week celebrating the art and artists who attend conventions. Welcome to another week of Con Artists, where we celebrate the art and artists that we meet as we travel to conventions. If you’ve been following our column then you know that these Con Artists aren’t trying to bilk you out… Read More