#conventions

Why You Should Go to a Book Festival and How to Choose One

Book conventions are the next level of book fandom and can be really rewarding. Here's why you should go and how to choose the right one for you.

Navigating a Comic Con While Under the Weather

Please don't lend cold and flu germs to the convention miasma, but if you have something akin to allergies, we've got tips for surviving the comic con.

How WorldCon Failed Marginalized SF Creators With Programming and Communication

Creators respond to the sidelining of marginalized creators in programming and communication for upcoming science fiction convention, WorldCon.

6 Tips for Shopping Convention Bargains

Want to get a real bargain on comics? Try shopping at a comic con.

Survive and Thrive in DC During the National Book Festival

A guide to getting the most out of the National Book Festival in Washington, DC

An Open Letter to Authors At Tables In Bookstores

The less you push, the more you might achieve

Con-versations: Chatting with Creators at Phoenix Comicon

Sometimes it's hard to remember why you go to comic-cons...until you start talking to creators about their work.

Five Existential Convention Crises

Sometimes attending a comic con can lead to convention crises. Thomas recounts 5 common thoughts from attendees.

Comics, Cartoons, and Cons: An Interview with Christopher Jones

Panelteer Katie Schenkel talks to Christopher Jones about Young Justice, interacting with fandom, and upcoming projects.

How To Survive Your First Comics Convention

So you’ve decided you want to attend your first comics convention. Great! You’re going to have a blast. Conventions are ...

Lines Drawn in the Desert: 3 Days at Tucson Comic-Con

  Three Days at Tucson Comic-Con “I remember when this Con was two rooms in the basement of a hotel,” ...

How to Survive a Con

Cons can be absolutely amazing–a great opportunity to meet creators and like-minded fans–and there’s nothing quite like being with your ...

Diversity Panels at Kansas City Comic Con

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending a brand new convention to my hometown: Kansas City Comic Con. ...

Thoughts of an RT Booklovers Newbie

For years, I had perished the thought of going to Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. Admittedly, attending isn’t cheap, and that’s ...

Comic Book Conventions Are for Everyone Now

I recently attended Planet Comicon, Kansas City’s largest comic book convention. Between the artists’ alley, cosplayers, panel discussions, and vendors; ...