Star Trek Las Vegas, 2019: Reverse angle on the viewer…

My wife and I spent much of last week (July 31st-August 4th) attending the “Star Trek Las Vegas” convention. My friends Nick and George were there this time (flying in from all over the country) as well as my wife, who couldn’t accompany me on the previous two Star Trek Las Vegas conventions, so I…

San Diego Comic Con 2019 MegaPost: Preview Night and Cosplay…

San Diego Comic Con 2019 (the 50th anniversary) is once again upon us, and the crowds (limited to around 130,000 now) once again make this glorious, wildly over-the-top celebration of pop culture feel like a curious mix of “The Wizard Of Oz” and “Soylent Green.” Preview Night. Cosplay. Cosplay is the soul of these conventions….

The Force was strong at Comic Con Revolution 2019 in Ontario, California…

This year marked the third for the relative newbie convention Comic Con Revolution, which is in three cities (Chicago, West Palm Beach, Florida and Ontario, California). The Ontario CCR just wrapped up today (as of this writing, Sunday May 19th), and it has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings. In 2017, my wife and I…

Star Trek Las Vegas 2018, Day 4 … a Galaxy-class surprise!

Links to previous posts on Star Trek Las Vegas: Star Trek Las Vegas, Day One: August 1st, 2018… Star Trek at Las Vegas, Day Two: August 2nd, 2018… Star Trek at Las Vegas, day 3: Keep on trekking… Now it’s the end of Day 4, and by now the whole internet is ablaze with the…

Star Trek at Las Vegas, Day Two: August 2nd, 2018…

Here’s a link to the events of Star Trek Las Vegas Day One. Day two began a bit uneventfully.  I put on my Star Trek Discovery cosplay, which consists of a  “Disco” t-shirt, black sweats and exercise shoes. Before I continue, I wish to say thank you to the producers and particularly the costume designers…

San Diego Comic Con 2018, Last day. Until next year…

First, here are my previous entries on my Comic Con 2018 experience to date: San Diego Comic Con 2018: Preview Night megapost… San Diego Comic Con 2018: Day One Megapost… San Diego Comic Con 2018, Day 3 Mega-Super-Duper post… And now?  The big goodbye.  Sunday, July 22nd was the 4th and final ‘official’ day of…

San Diego Comic Con 2018, Day 3 Mega-Super-Duper post…

Last night ended Day 3 of San Diego Comic Con.   Despite some disappointments earlier in the day, the night ended on a high note for me.  It also reinforced a long-held belief of mine when it comes to conventions; have backup plans when your primary goals fall apart, and most importantly, allow room for…

San Diego Comic Con 2018, Day 2 Megapost…

San Diego Comic Con, Day 2 (technically Day 3, if you include Wednesday’s Preview Night) is almost at a close.  My plate wasn’t too full today.  Comic Con is made a little easier when you stop spending the entire day trying to get into Hall H and Ballroom 20 events, as I’ve done long ago.  No…

For 40 years she was ‘my’ Lois Lane. Goodbye, Margot Kidder…

The following isn’t going to be an obituary (there will be hundreds of those all over the internet, I’m sure); this is just me sharing a personal memory of an encounter with ‘my’ Lois Lane; the late Margot Kidder. But first, a bit of context…   December 1978… a time I believed a man could…