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What Lessons Can Future Conventions Learn From Virtual San Diego Comic-Con?

San Diego Comic-Con 2020 was an experiment to see if a convention could be moved entirely online during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The result was… mixed. There were a few things that worked about it, but overall the event was kind of a mess. With DC FanDome and other digital-only conventions on the horizon, the…Read […]

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Zack Snyder’s Non-SDCC Justice League Event Was… Super Weird

It turns out that San Diego Comic-Con isn’t the only digital event happening this weekend. There’s also “Justice Con,” the fan-run convention dedicated to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which was recently announced to be coming to HBO Max. This side event had some serious energy and gave fans a new look at Snyder’s …Read more… […]

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The Best Marvel Studios Moments in Comic-Con History

This year could have been special. A year after Marvel Studios announced the bulk of the Phase 4 slate in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, odds were high that a 2020 panel would have been even bigger. We might have seen footage from Eternals and trailers for the Disney+ shows, and gotten some juicy […]

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The Best Marvel Studios Moments in Comic-Con History

This year could have been special. A year after Marvel Studios announced the bulk of the Phase 4 slate in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, odds were high that a 2020 panel would have been even bigger. We might have seen footage from Eternals and trailers for the Disney+ shows, and gotten some juicy […]

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Missing Comic-Con? 5 Shows and Movies to Put You Back on the Convention Floor

Whether it’s because of a pandemic, money issues, or just bad timing, it sucks when we can’t make it to our favorite fan conventions. Fortunately, if we want to recreate that classic convention experience—all we have to do is turn on the television. These are the five best movies and TV episodes set at fan […]

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Missing Comic-Con? 5 Shows and Movies to Put You Back on the Convention Floor

Whether it’s because of a pandemic, money issues, or just bad timing, it sucks when we can’t make it to our favorite fan conventions. Fortunately, if we want to recreate that classic convention experience—all we have to do is turn on the television. These are the five best movies and TV episodes set at fan […]

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Travel to the Golden Age of The Witcher and See Pandemic’s Newest Legacy in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, Gen Con Online gets things in full swing with its events schedule for the digital convention experience. Plus, a look at Pandemic Legacy’s upcoming season and a special anniversary edition for The Lord of the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Travel to the Golden Age of The Witcher and See Pandemic’s Newest Legacy in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, Gen Con Online gets things in full swing with its events schedule for the digital convention experience. Plus, a look at Pandemic Legacy’s upcoming season and a special anniversary edition for The Lord of the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Travel to the Golden Age of The Witcher and See Pandemic’s Newest Legacy in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, Gen Con Online gets things in full swing with its events schedule for the digital convention experience. Plus, a look at Pandemic Legacy’s upcoming season and a special anniversary edition for The Lord of the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Cosplay Is a Business and It Is Suffering

Yaya Han was supposed to be on tour right now. Instead of signing copies of books and posing for pictures with fans, the cosplayer is at home prepping her next shipment of washable masks to help people prevent the spread of covid-19.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Decade Fandom Went Corporate

In the last twenty years, fandom and mass culture have basically merged. Fans and fandom spent the 2000s fighting for legitimacy and proving their combined worth. And corporations? Well, they spent the 2010s learning how to co-opt fandom to silence critics, manipulate press, and make even more money.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Art of Drag Turns Game of Thrones, Marvel, and More Into Works of Fabulous Fandom Fashion

Flame Con is the world’s largest convention dedicated to LGBTQ+ fandom. It returned to New York City’s Times Square last weekend and celebrated its fifth year of existence with Fire Ball, a Smörgåsbord of performances referencing some of the most popular properties in nerd culture. Read more…

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How to Safely Transport All Your Geeky Comic-Con Gear 

San Diego Comic-Con is upon us. And if you’re flying to this, or planning a trip to another geeky convention, you probably already know what you should and shouldn’t try to pack in your luggage. (It’s not in your best interest to surprise the Transportation Security Administration with a thermal detonator, Gom Jabbar,…Read more… Continue […]

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I Regret To Announce That I Am Canceling NathanCon

When they said to me, “Nathan, trying to cram 17,000 people into a single Waffle House just outside the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex of northern Texas might not be the greatest idea,” I scoffed. “The show must go on!” I exclaimed in response. Just like DashCon, Fyre Festival, and—just last weekend—TanaCon before it.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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