Fanime Con 2017

Fanime Con, is a popular anime convention in Northern California. It has found a home at the San Jose Convention Center, as well as the Fairmont & Hilton hotels nearby. It is a huge event that doesn’t just cater to those who are fans of Japanese animation and manga, but has events for people who appreciate video games, podcasts, karaoke, and even has a few rooms for people looking for love. The Con is all about the fans, as one can see in it’s motto? “By Fans, For Fans.” The…

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2017

It’s really difficult to give a top five or any kind of review, for a convention that you actually put work into. At the Great Philadelphia Comic Con, I was not just Press, I was also part of the staff, as this Con was officially hosted by the Points of Interest Podcast Network, in which I am a proud member of. As a result, I helped set up, I helped moderate panels, and I helped guests find their way around the Convention and answered all of their questions. That means,…

Do You Ever Wondercon 2017?

I’ve been covering Wondercon for the past five years, and I never seem to get bored talking about it. Each year its something new and something different. So before I get to my five favorite things about Wondercon 2017, let me wax poetic about the Wondercon of yesteryear. In 2016, Wondercon relocated to the grand city of Los Angeles, at the LA Convention Center. It was an attempt to accommodate it’s ever growing attendance, and Anaheim was getting a face lift. It only lasted the single year, but if Los…

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con 2016

This year, the convention formerly known as Comikaze, gets a name change, and becomes the Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, a Comikaze Expo Presented by POW! Entertainment. I love long titles for things. Despite the new name, this convention continues to be the one that seems to fly under the radar of most people. This is my fourth year going to this event, and it’s probably one of my favorites. It has the right amount of everything that I love, from celebrities, to panels, artists, and vendors. And it’s…

Long Beach Comic Con 2016

This has been the third year I’ve covered Long Beach Comic Con, and it just keeps getting better each time. Much like it’s sister convention, the Long Beach Comic Expo, this event celebrates the comic book artists and writers and shows a lot of love for the cosplayers. A Comic Book Convention of Yesteryear, LBCC sticks to the comic con roots and shows it through the panels and it’s show floor. I have to give a brief disclaimer before I continue. I was only able to attend 75% of the…

San Diego Comic Con 2016

Through a series of fortunate events, I found myself at the San Diego Comic Con, and I learned very quickly, that the hype was real. Considered to be one of the largest, if not THE largest convention in the world, SDCC 2016, despite not having any huge reveals, was still the largest, most exciting convention I have ever been to. And, there is no doubt in my mind, that if you have the opportunity to go, I would tell you to GO, with the fury of a hundred suns, GO!…

Denver Comic Con – A Different Perspective & Podcast

Amelia almost made it easy on me by being on top of all the Denver Comic Con 2016 coverage. She got the pictures, she went to the spotlights, she did the panels. She did way more than I did, and I had someone else with me, helping me with all the shenanigans. So, I’ll try to give a different perspective on the events of Denver Comic Con from an outsiders perspective. Someone from a different state, and a different mind set. DISCLAIMER: I went to this convention exhausted, my mason…

That Perfect Pair of Genes

Everyone has their idea of the perfect human being, blessed with perfect genes. Some will have an actor or actress in mind as that perfect specimen of what the human race can become, others an athlete, or someone in the military. But in reality, there is no such thing as THE perfect representation of the human form. In 2014, scientists determined that Puerto Ricans are as close as we are going to get to the perfect, genetic, human being, thanks to their ancestry. But is there such a thing as…

A Crystal Ball of Crime

Minority Report, the Tom Cruise mystery, crime film, was an entertaining interpretation of the Philip K. Dick short story, of the same name. It was all about fighting crime before it happened. Well, apparently, what was once science fiction, is becoming a reality. The Chicago Police department has developed a computer algorithm that has the power to see into the future and pick out potential criminals in every day society. Apparently, this had been going on for the last three years, under the public’s noses. These unknowing people, who are…

Your Body Is A Computerized Wonderland

I’ve always felt that I’ve been in the minority, not having a tattoo. Almost everyone I know has some kind of ink on their body. I admire good body art, but I guess I’ve never found the right kind for me. Until recently. A few months ago there was an article going around about circuit board tattoos. The innovation could not only be used for a cool light show on the skin, say, for a cyborg cosplay, but they could be utilized in the medical field to monitor patients regarding…

Do Lawyers Dream of Electric Sheep?

If you were feeling cocky that your job wasn’t going to be taken over by 1’s and 0’s, you may want to think again. About a week ago, the law firm, Baker & Hostetler, just “hired” an Artificial Intelligence, Ross, to be an attorney for their bankruptcy practice. I wonder if he’d ever dress up as an Holiday Armadillo for the office Christmas party. Every week we see something new happening with Artificial Intelligence and computers when it relates to the job market. Fast food restaurants have been responding to…

Translator – Do You Understand The Words That Are Coming Out Of My Mouth?

When traveling the universe, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy suggests the use of a Babel Fish to understand the vast alien languages you’d encounter in space. It’s just a tiny yellow leech you shove into your ear that allows you to understand everyone, through a series of complex biological and telepathic processes that would be much too complicated to write out, in it’s entirety, in this post. So, why is this important? Because it’s fake. But, The Pilot system is not, and Waverly Labs will be the company that…

Emerald City Comic Con 2016

In the heart of the Subway and coffee capital of the world, sits the Washington State Convention Center; and in that convention center, is the Emerald City Comic Con. A four day pop culture and comic book convention housed in five floors and three, separate buildings in the middle of the Seattle metropolis. This is where our adventure begins. Teamed up with Points of Interest’s fearless leader, Josh Hawkes, we set out to conquer the Emerald City Comic Con and our trepidation. Something to know about this convention is that…

Wondercon 2016

I look forward to Wondercon every year, and each year it gets bigger and better. There were a ton of big announcements this year, from DC Rebirth to Voltron, and some treats for the fans with exclusive footage from Agents of SHIELD, iZombie, and more. I, of course, arrive on day two of the convention, and in it’s new venue, and I have to confess, it’s a little overwhelming. Taking up the Los Angeles Convention Center, Wondercon extends out a little into LA Live and the Microsoft Theater. It’s no…

Ctrl, Alt, Del Your Memories

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything science or technology related, and all I can say, is that I forgot. I have the memory of a goldfish, that’s very selective on what’s worth remembering. For instance, I can quote Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Spaceballs almost verbatim, or sing Rent or Wicked or Phantom of the Opera, the Sarah Brightman years, to off-key perfection, but I couldn’t tell you what I did on Tuesday. Today. The day I posted this article. So, suffice it to say that I found…

A Look at the LA Comic Book & Sci-Fi Convention

Everyone has heard about the San Diego Comic Con or the New York Comic Con, because they’re huge pop culture conventions with celebrities, and sneak peaks, and everything a geek/nerd/regular person could ask for. Those are amazing and worth going to, but sometimes you can’t beat the “intimacy” of the small convention. In Downtown Los Angeles, at a location called “The Reef”, a giant wooden chair greets you for a one day, seven hour event, called the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention. For a mere $12, or…