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Chiller Theatre Expo 2009 Convention Report

[21 Apr 2009 | by | Comments Off]

Chiller Theatre Expo is a New Jersey convention suffering from an identity crises and a growth problem. I attended Chiller Theatre Expo 2009 this past Saturday with my boyfriend, and a friend of mine from Orlando, and our general consensus was a resounding: “ehhh.” Chiller Theate Expo was held at the Hilton Parsippany, in Parsippany, New Jersey April 17 –

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Family Guy’s “Star Trek Episode” Was A Big Disappointment

[31 Mar 2009 | by | Comments Off]

I’m a huge Star Trek Fan. I’m a huge Family Guy fan. Imagine my delight when I realized that two of my great television show passions were going to have a love child? I really wanted to write an out of this world (excuse the pun) review of the “Star Trek” Family Guy episode. But I was terribly disappointed by Family Guy’s

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A Fangirl’s Take on the ‘Fanboys’ Movie

[16 Feb 2009 | by | Comments Off]

On Saturday, I went and saw the movie Fanboys with my boyfriend, and my friend Bart (who contributed to the Zombification 101 article). Bart actually drove three hours to Philadelphia from Virginia, because our theater in Philly was one of the closest ones showing the movie. I decided the movie was worth reviewing here on the blog, being as conventions

Interviews »

How Fandom Brings People Together: An Interview with Norm Liddell of the USS Haven

[17 Jan 2009 | by | Comments Off]

When I lived in Florida, I was fortunate to run into a very sweet couple at a local Star Trek convention. Their names were Norm and Denise, and they were involved in a Star Trek club. The club was called the USS Haven, and it is composed of some of the nicest people I’ve ever had the privilege to know. Norm basically runs the club, but he’s quick to point out that he doesn’t really consider himself “in charge.” He has always told the members that it is their club. His job “has always been to serve [the] Crew.”

Costuming/Cosplay, Interviews »

First Time Cosplayer Makes Splash at Blizzcon

[11 Dec 2008 | by | Comments Off]

I have been doing a bit of research on great World of Warcraft (WoW) costumes for an upcoming blog entry. As I was browsing cosplay.com, I came across “Atheana,” who had such a wonderful Blood Elf costume and story to go with it, that I had to feature her here in my blog. “Atheana” is actually a full time college student named Lindsay, who had never attended a single convention before Blizzcon 2008, much less created a costume for one.