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SDCC 2017: Scenes Around the Con, Part 2

My first full day at San Diego Comic-con this year was action packed, as to be expected. We woke up early in the hopes of lining up for the Westworld experience only to find out that the line had been already cut off. Too crazy!

I also went to the DC Icons: Blockbuster YA Authors Meet Iconic DC Superheroes panel with Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo and Matt de la Peña. The three writers had a great hour talking about their upcoming DC books, with Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer novel coming out first on August 29.

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The things I Loved about SDCC 2015

Doing my annual roundup of the top 5 things I enjoyed most about SDCC this year, and also the things one should do or focus on in order to make the most of their SDCC.

It is a bit late, but never too late to prepare for next year!

Convention season is nearly at an end along with the Summer, so what did you guys enjoy most about SDCC this year?

Pop Culture Expo: A Convention for the Fans

Calling all geeks in the Boston area! There is a new convention on May 24th-25th called Pop Culture Expo and it is the convention you have been waiting for.

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If you go to conventions regularly there is a chance you may have started to become a little jaded. There are the huge crowds, the long lines for autographs, and even more frustrating the long lines for panels (and there isn’t even a guarantee you’ll get into the panel you want to see). It can be very discouraging and sometimes can ruin the experience at a convention.

Well, there is a man named Gary Sohmers who wants to make conventions fun again and for the fans. He created Pop Culture Expo which is an event that has all things fantastic and geeky and has designed it with the comfort and convenience of the fan in mind.

For example if you want to get someone’s autograph, instead of waiting in a long line you can purchase a ticket for the autograph ahead of time with a designated time slot for the autograph. So, you’ll know exactly what time to waltz up to the booth and get that autograph you really want. Also, not only are there photo ops with some of your favorite people, but also video ops. So not only do you get a picture with that person, you can also have a video saying, “Check it out, I am way more awesome than you.” Bragging rights are the best, after all.

This is a convention specifically designed to make the experience for the attendee as convenient as possible and after spending a weekend at WonderCon where there were many longs lines I could not be more jealous of the people of Boston right now.

Here are some cool people you can meet at the Pop Culture Expo:

– Leah Cevoli
– Sam Huntington
– Esme Biano
– Ernie Hudson
– Billy West

… and many more!

Pop Culture Expo will be at Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts May 24th-25th. Go here for tickets.

Soon we will post a podcast interview with Gary Sohmers, so keep an eye out to hear about all the awesome things about Pop Culture Expo from the man himself!

Ep. 131 Bates-Man

The Lady Geeks continue their game of Hot or Not with more of Downton Abbey’s finest: Thomas, William and Bates. Listen and find out if Valerie thinks they are hot or not. We also get into the evolution of conventions and why nerds are still so attracted to them despite having the internet. Fanfic Theater: Lord of the Rings.

Ep. 127 Magnet Yellow

The Lady Geeks are excited about San Diego Comic-con 2013 weekend (like we are every year, apparently) and so we discuss our plans for the weekend which mostly involves booze. And possibly stalking Joe Manganiello. Fortune Cookie recaps her Anime Expo 2013 weekend. Then we talk some more about SDCC and sound like complete douchebags! Fanfic Theater: Batman x Robocop.

Ep. 120 Meghan Ashley

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Meghan Ashley is the face of Mystique, a model, an actress and a … fire-breather! Listen to our talk with Meghan Ashley and her adventures following passion to Los Angeles, Batgirl Spoiled,  going to conventions and performing with the Sideshow Sirens. This is a great episode and Meghan talks about how her art has carried her to amazing life experiences.