She had entered the store with trepidation and reserve. The draw was there, but so was the foreboding otherness. With hesitant steps she ventured further in, gauging each step with analyzed precaution. Eventually, she settled on a position which allowed her a secure niche from roaming eyes; but, it also afforded the allusion of having her own eyes to transfix on a large amount of merchandise. Her body remained stiff, but she lost her focus enough to properly absorb the […]
Mechacon 2015 was absolutely spectacular! It’s a 3 day convention that’s held in the summer, in New Orleans,LA. There were tons of special guest and things to do! From Scavenger and Droid Hunts to Cosplay Contest and panels. There were people from all walks of life gathered in unity with a common interest in geek culture. If you’re a fan of anime, Sci-fi, video games, comic books, art or whatever-you owe it to yourself to attend!
Oh what a lovely day! The Chic Geek is riding into Valhalla with an outfit inspired by Mad Max: Fury Road.What can I say about Mad Max that hasn’t been said already? This movie was awesome! Packed with non-stop action, crazy characters, a few feels, and visually intriguing costume and set design; it’s no wonder the world is still feeling the Mad Max hype.Rather than create an outfit around a specific character, I was inspired by the general road warrior […]
Often I find myself having spent hours scouring the internet and manga reading sites in search of the next great one. When finally I happen upon a new series that catches my interest and I then find myself falling in love with the characters/storyline, I feel as though I have somehow unearthed a great treasure. Like many enthusiasts of anime and manga, I imagine I am not the only person who loves to discover a new manga that one can become immersed in. While many […]
As a history major, it is important to observe the roles women play in society through evolving eras to better understand all cultures. As a D20 girl, it is important to understand the roles and expectations women have in society to better understand how to support the women in our organization and the women we encounter. Over time, these expectations seem to evolve, but unfortunately, they are not changing quickly enough to mold to our ever changing society.In historic tradition, […]
Anime Blues Con V was held this year at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in downtown, Memphis, Tennessee, from July 10th-12th. Within walking distance of the historic Main Street district, the newly opened Bass Pro Shop at the Pyramid, and the Sheraton Hotel, the location of the Cook Convention center offered convenience for congoers on foot. Parking was plentiful and offered at various rates for full weekend and daily needs. Pre registered and VIP weekend passes were sold online, and daily badges were available […]
The two groups collide and fight with each other against evil water spirits in a daring boat battle. At the same time I struggle with issues of leveling and time consuming battles. This blog will address these issues and possible solutions.
Since Anime Midwest’s debut in 2011, many con-goers have been comparing it to other conventions, local to Rosemont. But really, the past few years have shown Anime Midwest as its own, much broader convention type.