New York Comic Con, one of the biggest pop-culture gatherings of the year is once again close approaching at full speed. For 4 days, ReedPop takes over every nook and cranny of the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York City. Comic Books, Video Games, Movies, Anime and Manga and other nerdy/geeky stuff come full circle. In recent years, the convention has exploded in growth after merging with the New York Anime Festival in 2010. The recent popularity of similar conventions such as San Diego Comic Con may have helped with such rapid expansion. If you're reading this, you probably already have your ticket(s). At the time of this writing, only Thursday tickets remain on sale. (I'll get into the issue with tickets later.) Let me be clear, I'm not going to tell you what panels you should see at the con. That is up to you. What I will do is let you know what to expect when you head to the Javtis. I attended my first NYCC in 2008, when it was just a 3-day convention held in April. I have attended every one since it was moved to October since 2010. Here are some important things to know before you go.Read More
There's a whole lot wrong with the world these days. At the time of this writing, there's an on-going conflict with Israel and Palestine. Russia is certainly not getting along with Ukraine and the Ebola virus is raging on in some African nations with no stop in sight. Not to mention gas prices are high as usual and the American economy is still trying to get back on it's feet (Though it seems to be headed that way.) August is rolling in and that signals the end of Summer and many of you are starting college and high school soon. Also, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is on a hiatus, with no date for season 5 in sight.
There is a lot of bloodshed, conflict, struggle and growing up to do. Here comes BronyCon, a convention targeted to the peripheral demographic of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". That demographic mainly consisting of young men.
That's what the mainstream media wants you to believe.Read More
If you're reading this, you're probably wondering how to tackle what is now billed as the largest Brony convention in the world. Last year, more that 8,000 people attended the convention in Baltimore, MD. This year's BronyCon 2014 attendance is projected to be around 10,000 or more, so brace for more people and possible issues that may arise. Among the attendees that I spoke to or heard from, it was their first ever convention experience. For me? I'm kind of a grizzled con veteran. I've been going to Anime/Sci-Fi/Comic Cons since 2001 and I have experienced many different types of convention experiences big and small. Most noticeably I attended Otakon (held in the same Baltimore Convention Center as BronyCon) from 2005-2013 and attended every single BronyCon since it was a one day event in New York City back in June 2011. Take heed of these following tips and you'll be sure to have a rocking time.Read More