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April 22, 2020
Why we don't list online conventions
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing hundreds of cancellations and postponements on the convention calendar, some conventions are pivoting online and holding "virtual conventions". We currently do not list them. Here's why...
March 13, 2018
I was invited to Anime Matsuri, then ignored
Here's the true story of how I got invited to Anime Matsuri and was ignored and had to cancel my trip.
May 24, 2016
If your costume contest is five hours long, you're doing it wrong
FanimeCon announced their schedule for their Masquerade Cosplay Contest. It's scheduled to start at 6pm and the award announcements will begin around 10:30pm.
April 16, 2016
The Curious Case of Wine Country Comic Con
A couple months ago, I witnessed an uncomfortable accusation from one convention organizer against another con. Little did I know at that time how fascinatingly bizarre it would become.
February 1, 2016
Respect your competition or it could backfire
When two conventions fight and disrespect each other in public, nobody wins.
March 11, 2013
My real first convention experience
While her first full convention experience was at Otakon 2004, Elizabeth's nerd experience began several years before that.
March 5, 2013
How did it take this long for a con to get sued for selling bootlegs?
It finally happened! An anime company has filed legal action against a convention because of bootlegs. Your dealers' room may never be the same again.
February 19, 2013
Cosplay and Real Life
Elizabeth reflects on what it's like to be an adult with adult relationships, networking, and connections - and also a cosplayer.
February 12, 2013
Costume Overload
Elizabeth decided that the 24 days between Arisia and Katsucon was enough time to make three costumes. Elizabeth is an idiot.
January 24, 2013
The 2013 Convention Season is Underway
Elizabeth's 2013 Convention experience has already begun with a trip to Arisia. Will she top her attendance of 13 cons from last year?

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