Hey there! We’ll be hitting up the City of Brotherly Love this weekend for the Wizard World show. I’m addition to our regular coverage and cosplay pics, your’s truly (Chris) will be sitting down on a couple panels hosted by the gracious Tony Kim!
Star Wars Fan Panel: Fandom Strikes Back (Sat 4:30, Rm 111)
No story has captured more of our imagination for the past 4 decades than Star Wars. As a result, our fandom is like an energy field; it surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds our galaxy together. Now that we are on the eve of a Episode VII The Force Awakens, it’s time for fans to gather to discuss the potential of the continuing stories of Star Wars. Join our panel of Philly geek experts as we discuss the past 4 decades of Star Wars, the cultural impact, and speculate on the future… which still happened a long time ago. Moderated by Tony B Kim
Philly Geek experts compete in an epic game of nerd trivia while debating the latest culture topics like race-bending, objectification, film casting, cosplay is not consent, and more. This hilarious, energetic, and outrageous panel will not only be entertaining but might challenge your view of the pop culture world. Moderated by Tony B Kim
This year’s Rhode Island Comic Con was a general success. The Comic Con attendance greatly exceeded the organizer’s expected turnout compared to all prior years. In fact, the Rhode Island Convention Center exceeded their expected numbers compared to all other events… ever! (Nerd pride.) However, the convention was not without problems. You can read about the over-capacity debacle here:
But for now, let’s focus on the other experiences, which were generally positive. The con took place on November 1st – 2nd with a Halloween party the night before (on Halloween). The party was decently attended. I enjoyed the drink list which had tasty choices such as the Ecto-1, the Ooze, and the Beetlegeuise. And of course, it was a great place for the cosplay to begin.
On November 1st, 2014, a little prior to 3pm, the RI State Fire Marshall shut down the registration area of the Convention Center due to the Center reaching capacity This meant that no one new was allowed to enter the RI Comic Con.
Total Confusion is my favorite gaming con. It is pretty much a 4-day pure gaming convention made up of a good number of board games, RPGs, LARPs, card games, and table top model strategies. There is also a small vendor area, some panels, a video game room, a video showing area, and some performances. There is even a listing of old-school RPGs for geezers like me. I try to hit this con every year. This year’s con (27 years and going) ran from February 21-24, 2013 in Mansfield, MA; I attended on Saturday.