September 3, 2012

Interviewing Cosplayers at Dragon*Con 2012

It's no secret that I've been less active with this blog, as of late. I won't go into the details, but I've been putting a lot of time and effort into a certain project, one that I can't yet reveal. What I can say is that it's something that I've been working on for a very long time, and I'm really looking forward to introducing it in the near future. Today, however, I'm happy to announce that I'll be releasing a series of interviews that I hosted from Dragon*Con 2012. I've always wanted to expand into video, and this turned out to be a great way to do so. You may recall that I've previously mentioned wanting to start a web series, and even posted…
October 24, 2011

It’s Against the Law

While I was in Atlanta for Dragon*Con 2011, I found myself using their metro system on a fairly regular basis. Over there, they call it the MARTA, which stands for "Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority" - it happens to be the 9th largest metro system in the United States. Unlike Montreal, their trains use a combination of underground and outdoor rails, the latter made possible by the subtropical climate. On one particular day, I found myself waiting for a lift at a MARTA station. Since I had nothing else to do, I began reading a sign that described some of the rules and regulations behind the MARTA. I was particularly curious about whether they allowed eating or drinking on the trains - it clarified this,…
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September 24, 2011

Dragon*Con 2011: Top 10 Costumes

Earlier this month, I attended Dragon*Con 2011 - in full compliance with a personal ritual of mine. It was my sister who initially suggested we attend Dragon*Con for the first time, and that was last year. I knew after attending that I wanted it to be repeated on a yearly basis. It was a great excuse to spend time with my sister, and at the same time, it was a lot of fun. It also resulted in three blog posts, and that means the experience was significant enough that I felt it was worth sharing. That is a powerful statement, given my own obsession with posting only the non-mundane. One of those blog posts listed my Top 5 favorite costumes, and I really enjoyed sharing…
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September 11, 2010

Dragon*Con 2010: Costumes and Celebrities

This year, I attended Dragon Con for the first time. If you're not familiar with Dragon Con, it is a science fiction convention based in Atlanta, Georgia where actors, musicians, authors, directors, and artists in general gather to meet their fans. Having never been to such a convention, I didn't know exactly what to expect. I did, however, watch a few videos I found online, so I knew approximately how the panels were going to work. Upon arriving in Atlanta for the first time, I was immediately impressed with the overall landscape – not flat like the area I reside. Even while driving on the highway, it is possible to imagine that you're actually in the middle of a forest. This is made possible mainly…