Conventions Archive


Indy PopCon Prepares for Large Crowds

This past weekend was the first Indiana ComicCon, and if social media is any indication, there were several unhappy con attendees. Most of the complaints centered around overcrowding, long lines, and a lack of volunteers. While Pure Geekery didn’t attend ComicCon (you can read all about our guest blogger’s experience though), we


A Friday at Indiana ComicCon

I truly enjoy walking through the Indiana Convention Center on a bright March afternoon and seeing Thor, Wolverine, a smattering of various Time Lords, and a Stormtrooper or two. No, really, I do. I took last Friday off to attend the first-ever Indiana ComicCon. While I didn’t expect the pageantry of San


Press Release: Darth Vader Coming to Cincinnati

Dave Prowse to Attend 2014 Cincinnati Comic Expo Science fiction fans and Sith Lords in Cincinnati have cause to rejoice with the announcement that Dave Prowse, the actor behind the mask of Darth Vader, will be coming to The Queen City for the 2014 Cincinnati Comic Expo being held this September at


Making Conventions Friendlier for Women

It’s only January, but it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming convention season. It’ll be here before we know it, with some of the earlier conventions starting in March. Last year was my first convention season, and I’ve reflected on it as I prepare for the coming season. The more I


Interview: Indy PopCon

This is the last week for the Indy PopCon Kickstarter! As I wrote last week, we’re really excited for this addition to the Indianapolis convention schedule.  I spoke with Shawn Smith, communications director, to get an insider’s perspective on PopCon. 1) What exactly is Indy PopCon? With all the different conventions in


Indy PopCon: Fund Their Kickstarter

Indianapolis is a convention city. It seems in the spring/summer there is a convention every weekend, whether it be a professional or fan convention. And even as far as fan conventions go, we have several throughout the year. There’s Starbase Indy, InConJunction, and of course Gen Con. Next year we’re getting another


Responding to: Hot Topic’s Cosplay Shirt

The controversy du jour in the geek community is the cosplay shirt Hot Topic was selling, and subsequently pulled. Honestly, I don’t see what the big deal is. I’m not a cosplayer, or even really a costumer, so maybe that’s why I’m not offended. (Plus, I don’t really take anything Hot Topic


5 on Friday – Convention Gear

It’s after labor day which means summer, and con season, is winding down. This was my first true con season, and it was a blast. We started with the Louisville Arcade Expo (still my favorite of the year), went to InConJunction to checkout a locally ran con, Fandom Fest was disappointing but


Press Release: Cincinnati Comic Expo

Editor Note: This is a mix of the FAQ and event list from the Cincinnati Comic Expo website instead of a traditional press release. I thought this was the best way to get you the most thorough information. General FAQ for Cincinnati Comic Expo Q: When is the Cincinnati Comic Expo?  A: September 13 –


5 on Friday: 5 Ways to Experience Gen Con Without Buying a Badge

Going to conventions is expensive (speaking of which have you checked out our Spreadshirt and Amazon shops?). There’s the badge to get in itself than can range from anywhere from extremely rare free (Who’s Yer Con) to the reasonable $25 or so (Cincinnati Comic Expo) to the pricey $80+ (Gen Con). Then you