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Minnesota Conventions for Cosplay in 2019

As we kick off the new year, have you started cosplanning your cosplays for 2019? Twin Cities Geek is here to help with a comprehensive list of conventions and a few other select events in Minnesota you might be interested in cosplaying at in 2019. Click on the convention’s name to visit its website, which will have the most current information on dates, registration prices, guest appearances, cosplay contests, and more! (Note that events other than conventions are listed separately at the bottom...

Just What Is This Convention, Anyway? A Guide to Different Types of Cons

If you have had any exposure to fan or geek communities, you’ve probably heard about these so-called conventions that take place every year. These can range from small events at local community centers and libraries to massive events taking place at the largest convention centers and hotels. Each convention is unique in its own way—they’re all organized differently and have different goals and audiences. You’ll see a lot of terms to describe these different types of conventions out there,...

The 8 Most Exciting Trailers out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Each year, we poor unfortunate souls who can’t afford the exorbitant cost of attending nerdvana, otherwise known as San Diego Comic-Con, wait anxiously for news to drop about our favorite fandoms. Those lucky few . . . thousand . . . in attendance get to enjoy the massive Hall H panels firsthand and witness the reveals of television and film trailers before anyone else. Of course, through the magic of this infinite series of tubes called the Internet, those videos...

Minnesota Conventions for Cosplay in 2018

Looking for our 2019 guide? Click here! As we kick off the new year, have you started cosplanning your cosplays for 2018? Twin Cities Geek is here to help with a comprehensive list of conventions and a few other select events in Minnesota you might be interested in cosplaying at in 2018. Click on the convention’s name to visit its website, which will have the most current information on dates, registration prices, guest appearances, cosplay contests, and more! (Note that...

Minnesota Conventions to Cosplay at in 2017

Are you a MN cosplayer planning your cosplays for 2017? Twin Cities Geek is here to help with a comprehensive list of conventions—and a few other select events—in Minnesota you might be interested in visiting to cosplay at in 2017. Click on the convention’s name to visit its website, which will have the most up-to-date information on dates, registration prices, guest appearances, things to do while at the convention, and more. February Blizzard World Minneapolis ComiCon (February 25, 2017) St. Paul,...

A Twin Cities Geek Girl Goes to San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con (also known as “SDCC”) is widely regarded among fans as a “geek mecca,” and when you arrive at the convention, it’s not hard to see why. Boasting over 160,000 attendees in recent years, it’s been called the largest comic convention in the United States. It can be exhilarating for a newbie and also bit overwhelming at times. For me, being Latina, queer, and from the Midwest, the diversity that the Comic-Con experience offered was mind-blowing. My...

For Comics Creators and Fans, MSP ComiCon Is Unlike Any Other Con

Comic cons have seen a boon of popularity in recent years, with new events calling themselves “comic cons” popping up in every state. Minnesota is no exception. But one Minnesota comic con is rounding its 28th year this weekend, and in its several-decade lifespan has garnered a large, loyal community of comics creators and fans alike. MSP ComiCon, hosted by the nonprofit Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA), is a comic con in the most traditional sense—run by comics fans, for comics fans,...

Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 4: The Modern Age of Comics

Previously: “Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 3: The Bronze Age of Comics” The Modern Age of comic books is commonly thought of as the current age. Sometimes it is considered to overlap or encompass the Bronze Age; sometimes it’s called the Dark Age, but for our purpose here, it is everything post-Bronze Age to present day.  A lot has changed during this time. The comic book Modern Age emerged with a cry for more realism, complexity, and...

The Geek Convention Survival Guide

Con season has started! It’s time for the geek havens that grace us every year with guest stars, amazing cosplays, and people who get that when you talk about your Doctor, you’re not talking about a physician. With all this in mind, we should go through the dos and don’ts for conventions. This is meant to serve both as an introduction for first-timers and a refresher for the veterans. Do Read the con rules. Conventions have rules for what...

Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 3: The Bronze Age of Comics

Previously: “Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 2: The Silver Age of Comics” The comic-book Bronze Age is perhaps the most aptly or ironically named period because it had the widest range of introductions: the first Black superhero to have his own comic book (Luke Cage), the first Black female superhero (Storm), DC Comics’ first (Black Racer) and second (Green Lantern) Black superheroes, and others. The 1970s ushered in a new era of both black...
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