MegaCon 2013 Photo Gallery

After sifting through hundreds of pictures, I give you the 100 best photos from our MegaCon experience.

G3 Interview: Gail Simone, Part I

In which we ask Gail Simone about all of the things!

V. and I had a lot of questions for writer extraordinaire Gail Simone post-Megacon, and she answered them with her trademark blend of thoughtfulness, wit and candor.

There was plenty of ground to cover. Continue reading “G3 Interview: Gail Simone, Part I”

Spotlight on Gail Simone

When Gail talks, we listen. Especially when she’s talking comics. Here’s a rundown of the best bits of the Spotlight on Gail Simone panel at MegaCon 2013.

The powers-that-be at MegaCon 2013 exercised vast wisdom and general awesomeness by having a panel dedicated to Gail Simone. For an hour, fans got to ask questions and listen to this excellent writer talk about her craft. V. was there taking notes for those of you who couldn’t be. Here are some of the takeaways. Continue reading “Spotlight on Gail Simone”

E.’s Megacon Highlight Reel

If you’re ever suffering from a case of fan malaise, find the nearest comics/sci-fi/fantasy/anime convention and go. You won’t regret it.

As Megacon reminded me, there’s nothing quite like a con to reconnect a person with the joys of fandom. Spending a few days surrounded by happy people in costumes and talking to the creators who make Wednesdays special are two things that deserve spots on your bucket list.

Some highlights and observations: Continue reading “E.’s Megacon Highlight Reel”

8 Things I Learned at MegaCon 2013

As V. continues to immerse herself in con culture, she learns some things along the way.

Conventions aren’t all ogling your heroes and dress-up. There is a plenty of culture and information around every corner of the convention hall just waiting to be observed. While I may have had my fair share of fangirl fun at MegaCon 2013, I also learned some things. Continue reading “8 Things I Learned at MegaCon 2013”

Destination: Gail

Vanessa and Erika are heading to MegaCon this weekend to meet Gail Simone!

One of the beautiful things about the comics industry is that many of the writers and artists are easily accessible to the fans. They take part in the discussion and share their work and insight on the varying social media platforms. They also spend time at conventions to promote their work, appear in panels, sign books and chat with fans. It’s really quite fun, especially for blogger-types like us. Continue reading “Destination: Gail”

MegaCon 2012 Photo Album

Stream of Comicsness – Week of 02.15.2012

Where V. sounds off and reflects on her week in comics.

Happy Friday, Lords and Ladies. It is with great pleasure that I announce my attendance this weekend at MegaCon. I am looking forward to having a splendid time! I promise to take lots of pictures and share my stories upon my return. Also, I read some comics this week.

My Pull List
Wonder Woman #6, Fables #114, Birds of Prey #6, and Peter Panzerfaust #1. Continue reading “Stream of Comicsness – Week of 02.15.2012”

Cosplay: Black Canary v. Aphrodite IV

Help V. decide which character to cosplay.

E. and I had such a spectacular experience at Dragon*Con, we have now made it our mission to go to as many cons as possible. We both have kids, jobs, and you know, just general responsibilities. So, there is some planning and reality involved. We’re Florida gals, and the word in Artist Alley is that MegaCon has a prominent comic book presence. Thus the next con we will attend is MegaCon in Orlando.

It is well known that one of the great joys of cons is the cosplay. I have decided that for MegaCon, I will be donning a costume. Black Canary has long been a favorite of mine. I’ve always said if I ever dress up, it would be as Gail Simone and Ed Benes’ Black Canary. But recently, I’ve sort of fallen in love with the design of Aphrodite IV that appeared in Artifacts #1. So now I am torn, and I need a little help deciding.