Conventions Archive


Flagon Slayer: Official Beer of Gen Con 2013

When I play Dominion, I prefer to have my cards in one hand and a beer in the other. I’m sure this doesn’t apply to all gamers, but for me, there’s something about relaxing and enjoying a great game and a few pints with friends that just can’t be beat. I’m quite


Fandom Fest: The Good

Claire and I have both posted our opinions on what went wrong at Fandom Fest. That is not to say there weren’t bright points, and we didn’t try to have a good time. There were some shining examples of geek brotherhood that made the whole thing worthwhile, and made me proud to


Fandom Fest: A Complete Lack of Communication

So by now you have read about the mess that was Fandom Fest. The lines, the ridiculously unprepared employees, angry stars, angry vendors, etc. This wasn’t my first con. Being from Indiana, I’ve been to GenCon a few times, and while I never made it inside SDCC when I lived in the area,


Fandom Fest: How Not to Run a Con

When we were down at the Louisville Arcade Expo this past spring, Claire and I saw a flier for Fandom Fest and knew we wanted to go. Four months later our bags were packed, our room was booked, and we headed south to Louisville. I was particularly excited because this would be


5 on Friday: 5 Songs for Your Road Trip Playlist

It’s summer. It’s time for lounging by the pool, too much wine, and of course road trips. This weekend Claire and I will be heading on a mini road trip to Louisville for FandomFest (keep an eye on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for updates). Of course we’ll need an appropriate road trip



Confession: I never went to SDCC when I lived in the area. I would have liked to go, but tickets are expensive, the crowds are insane, and the competition to get in to the best panels is fierce. That seems a little weird doesn’t it? The outcast nerds and geeks of the


Around Indy: InConJunction 2013

I’m new to the convention scene. My first convention was just in March of this year when Claire and I headed down to the Louisville Arcade Expo. We had a blast and I couldn’t wait to attend my next convention. While we were hanging around First Friday in Fountain Square one night,


Buy a Shirt, Get Us to Conventions

Spring time. When the days get longer, allergies flare up, and convention season approaches out of nowhere. We’re hoping to get to a few this summer, but we need your help! Using TeeSpring, we’ve created shirts with our slogan “Geek Culture. Derby Attitude.” TeeSpring works a bit like kickstarter, in that so


Pure Geekery Road Trip: Louisville Arcade Expo

Claire and I hit the road this past weekend to attend the Louisville Arcade Expo this past weekend. Not only was it our first convention as Pure Geekery, but it was my first convention period. Prior to this, I’ve only wandered around the halls outside of GenCon. Not actually going in. I


5 on Friday: Products I’m Most Excited About From CES 2013

Is it just me, or has CES gotten a bit… boring this year? I really do not care about Smart TVs, 4k TVs, or OLED TVs. Ok, I just don’t care about TVs. Or iPhone cases, as seems to be the other big category. Pebble Watch – This is completely unnecessary, and