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Necronomicon 2010: A Sunday Convention Report

[27 Oct 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Necronomicon 2010 was excellent. Well…what I saw of it anyway. Sadly I was only able to make it on Sunday, which is usually not the best day to get the full convention experience. I can still say with sincerity that it was worth the two hour drive.

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Necronomicon, a Florida Convention, is Coming Soon!

[21 Sep 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Necromicon 2010 is coming! Run by the Stone Hill Science Fiction Association, Necronomicon has been going on annually for 28 years. It’s a sci-fi/fantasy/horror convention with everything you could possibly ask for: celebrity guests, game room, live action roleplay, masquerades, art show, authors, panels and a dealer’s room.

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Klingon Opera Comes To Earth

[8 Sep 2010 | by | Comments Off]

“You have never experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon.” Star Trek fans know that Klingons aren’t just warriors: they’re theater geeks. For the first time in human history, Klingon opera can be experienced by Earthlings.

Convention Advice, Costuming/Cosplay »

Quickstart Guide for Costuming

[2 Sep 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Crisis! T-minus two days to Awesomesaucecon and you have nothing to wear. And your budget’s already stretched thin for gas, tolls, hotel, admission and all the incidentals that add up so fast. What’s a geeky fashionista to do? Full cosplay is expensive and time-consuming, but fabulousness is easily achieved. You can assemble something in an afternoon in three easy steps.

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If You’re Bored, You’re Boring: A Guide for Live-Action Roleplay

[17 Aug 2010 | by | Comments Off]

It’s happened to me, and it could happen to you: you’re at a convention and you’re accosted by some extremely friendly individuals in costume. Suddenly people are menacing you with foam-covered plumbing supplies, talking about vampire princes or what happens if you look Cthulhu in the eyes. (Hopefully not at the same time!) Don’t fear, dear conventioneer. These people are not rogue plumbers, blood-gurgling parasites or cultists: they’re Live-Action Role Players, or LARPers.