Comic-Con International is more than just a five day event, it’s an experience people prepare extensively for and this year was no exception. With the rumors of the convention leaving San Diego finally settled (it will be staying for two more years) the excitement simply emanated from all who participated in the event. Continue reading →
On November 7th, Traveling Stories and IDW Publishing co-hosted A Night Out So They Can Read at the Moniker Warehouse. The event was a fundraiser to bring money and awareness to the non-profit organization, Traveling Stories: a company focused on improving the literacy of children around San Diego and internationally.
In the middle of October, I had the pleasure of attending San Diego’s very own Comic Fest. In its third year, “the San Diego Comic Fest is the friendly comic convention with a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. It’s the place where you can indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators without high-priced tickets, crowding, or long lines.” This is not meant to be a dig at Comicon, merely a draw to attract con-goers. Continue reading →
Mysterious Galaxy is a unique bookstore after all not many places have green walls and aliens on their signs. When I walked in to the store on October 5th, for the signing of Made For You, the latest novel by bestselling author Melissa Marr, I was immediately greeted by two things: an Edgar Allen Poe lunchbox and a very excited employee wearing a “Need a hug?” tee shirt. I knew this signing was going to be interesting.
Before Marr arrived I explored the intimate bookstore on my own. The store itself was warm and friendly, more like a home library than a business. During my exploration of the Galaxy I overheard hushed conversions about upcoming signings, the plethora of books surrounding us, and of course, Melissa Marr. Continue reading →
The Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego, doesn’t feel as if it sits in the corner of the merge between I8 and I163. Rather, in an aging grandeur you don’t see in steel and stone modern hotels, it provided a surprising oasis of calm and greenery. While walking between potted ferns and stone lions, over floral carpets and under crystal chandeliers, I felt transported to a place where a steampunk pirate captain or corseted vampire may appear any moment. And, in fact, they did. It was the perfect setting for Conjecture 2014/ConChord 26. Continue reading →