Conventions Archive


Join Me At TechPoint’s League of Xtraordinary Programmers!

One of my favorite things about Gen Con is how much the entire city of Indianapolis gets into the spirit. Restaurants transform into geeky havens. There are game tables wherever you look. And local companies run events that might be of interest to Gen Con attendees. One event that I’m particularly looking forward to


Guest Post: A look back at Gen Con

Hello dear readers! I’ve been taking a bit of a sabbatical from blogging this summer, working on some other projects in my life and taking time to just be me. One of the things I’ve done is check out different cons around the area, enjoying the experience of something new. I don’t


Press Release: Cards Against Humanity Launches Desperate Bid for Attention at Gen Con

Chicago – Popular card game Cards Against Humanity announced this morning that they will be hosting a concert and comedy show during Gen Con this year, with live performances by Molly Lewis, The Doubleclicks, Paul and Storm, Cameron Esposito, Kumail Nanjiani, and more. The concert, which will take place Friday, July 31st


Wizard World Indianapolis 2015

This past weekend, Indianapolis’s first Wizard World Comic Con rolled in town. Geeks and geeky lovebirds alike celebrated Valentines weekend at the Indiana Convention Center with celebrity panels, meet and greets, and browsing the vendor booths. While the crowd was smaller than PopCon, the event space was much better suited for the


So Your Partner is Going to Gen Con

Gen Con starts on Thursday.  (Am I the only one who’s completely unprepared?) Which for most Pure Geekery readers means four days of gaming wonderfulness. But what about those of you who don’t game? Or those of you who have a gaming spouse and are going to be a bachelor/bachelorette for those


#SDCC2014 Recap!

Why hello there geek warriors! What have you all been up to?! I’ve been pretty lazy- you know, a family reunion immediately followed by a wedding, which was immediately followed by a honeymoon that included the biggest comic convention of the year. No big right? Actually, I love it. Never a dull


5 on Friday: Things I’m Tired of Seeing at Conventions

Conventions are a magical place, where all things geeky and nerdy are embraced. Where you can be weird and not be judged for being weird (at least not by other con goers). It’s a special kind of freedom we don’t always experience in the real world. But with great power comes great


Product Review: Citybox

Editor’s note: Citybox provided PureGeekery with a box of goodies to review at no cost. Part of what I love about attending local geek conventions is discovering awesome new things in the area. As much as we all complain that Indy is boring, there’s really a lot to do around here if


Indy Pop Con Has a Solid First Year

You’ve heard about Claire’s Pop Con experience, and Ryan’s first ever con experience at Pop Con. So you know mine had to be coming up next. Some of you know, conventions aren’t exactly my thing. Nothing against cons themselves, it’s just….that’s a lot of people. I enjoy the Louisville Arcade Expo because it’s basically going


#GeekLife: Cosplay on a Budget

Lets face it- cosplay is expensive. Once you start pricing out the time and money spent getting every fabulous detail 100% perfect, it becomes painfully clear that it’s nearly impossible for the everyday geek to make the perfect costume. (Especially a geek with wedding and school tuition bills to pay!)Sure there’s awesome