Log entry for Star Trek Las Vegas 2022, aka “The 56-Year Mission”…

The Search for Space? The annual Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, renamed ‘the 56-Year Mission’ due to a lost license with Paramount/CBS, has returned to Las Vegas, has returned to the strip, but in a different venue this year–Bally’s Hotel and Casino–due to the refurbishment of its traditional host, The Rio, just down the…

San Diego Comic Con 2022 returns at full-strength…

Welcome Back, San Diego Comic Con. With the cancellation of San Diego Comic Con 2020 and the much smaller capacity San Diego Comic Con ‘Special Edition’ over last year’s Thanksgiving weekend, SDCC returned in all of its 130,000 attendee glory this past week (July 20th-July 24th), and it was both good and a little terrifying…

WonderCon 2022 is back in-person at Anaheim, after three years…

WonderCon Returns! Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, it’s been three years since the last in-person WonderCon was held at the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC), right across the street from Disneyland. The last two were virtual (i.e. online Zoom panels, prerecorded videos, online buying, etc), but sci-fi/fantasy conventions are one of those things that cannot…

Comic Con Revolution 2021 in Ontario, California brings holiday cheer to SoCal fandom…

Comic Con Revolution Returns! While the COVID pandemic essentially cancelled last year for everyone (including myself), the sci-fi/comic book convention circuit has been slowly returning to something resembling normal (well, as ‘normal’ as we fans get, anyway). Just this year, I’ve already attended a couple of favorite conventions; the Las Vegas’ “55 Year Mission‘ convention…

Final report on Las Vegas’ “55 Year Mission”…

“But first, some scenes from Part 1…” “The 55 Year Mission” in Las Vegas is a Star Trek convention by any other name. Creation Entertainment, which has traditionally held the license to host “official” Star Trek conventions was forced to rebrand their world-famous Star Trek convention in Las Vegas this year, after losing the official…

The TARDIS touches down in L.A. yet again for Gallifrey One 2020…

Gallifrey One: It’s Bigger On The Inside! Since 2014, my wife and I have been steady attendees of what is the largest Doctor Who convention in the United States, “Gallifrey One” (or, as it’s known by longtime conventioneers, “Galley One”). Compared to the Soylent Green-level madness that is San Diego Comic Con (130,000 attendees) Galley…

“Darkside In Riverside”: A three-day SoCal Halloween horror fest…

Horror Close To Home… As a longtime horror fan, I was pleased to learn (via Instagram) that a 3-day horror convention was coming to nearby Riverside, California (20 minutes away from me). “Darkside In Riverside” took place from Friday October 18th through the 20th, and was the very first in what I hope will be…

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…