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Rod Roddenberry Giving Away and Auctioning off Roddenberry Family Items

[24 Jan 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Rod Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry, is giving away and auctioning off several items that belonged to his famous parents. Last week, Rod started with a set of Lifetime WWII history books that belong to his dad. He posted on Twitter that he was giving them away. Oddly enough, I was actually

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JordanCon 2010: A Robert Jordan/Wheel of Time Convention

[22 Jan 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Fandom conventions come in all sizes and exist for almost every imaginable niche audience out there. One such niche convention is JordanCon, a convention dedicated to author Robert Jordan and his epic series The Wheel of Time. Created in 2009, the convention is back for 2010! JordanCon 2010 is being called “The SeanCon Invasion” and will be taking place April

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The Episode in Which Kelly Learns to Play BattleTech

[20 Jan 2010 | by | 2 Comments]

I consider myself a pretty well rounded geek. I’m into Star Trek, but I also play PC games like World of Warcraft (WoW), and collectible card games (CCGs) like Magic the Gathering. I don’t LARP, but I know what it is. I have cosplayed. I’ve been doing online role-playing since the AOL 2.0 days. One thing I had never gotten into,

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The Benefits and Dangers of Pre-Registering for a Fandom Convention

[19 Jan 2010 | by | Comments Off]

The vast majority of fandom conventions, whether large or small, offer their attendees the opportunity to pre-register. What is pre-registration exactly? It means the attendee commits to attend the convention in advance, and does so by paying up-front. One of the ways conventions encourage this, is to offer those who pre-register a discounted price. It seems simple enough, right? But

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MegaCon: A Central Florida Multi-Genre Convention

[18 Jan 2010 | by | Comments Off]

MegaCon is a pretty major convention in the central Florida area. It’s been around for years, and since 2005 it’s been sponsored by Coliseum of Comics. However, despite the comics sponsorship, MegaCon caters to sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and anime fans, as well as comic book fans. I actually attended this convention three or four years in a row (but haven’t