I’ve been on a McDonald’s Happy Meal spree lately, first picking up most of the My Little Ponies that came out a few weeks ago and now getting their latest goodies from Amazing Spider-Man 2. Walking into McDonalds, I had to do a double take when I saw not only “boy” Spider-Man toys, but then also “girl” Spider-Man toys as well!! In the past, they have always separated the “boy” and “girl” toys – well, not in the ’80s and ’90s so much, but that’s a whole different discussion. Usually, a movie like Spider-Man would be marketed to boys and the girl toys would be something completely different. But the fact that this movie launch includes both variations just goes to show how times are changing. Maybe marketers are finally realizing that yes, girls do like this kind of stuff too! About time, right? And sure, they may be girly and pink, but honestly, that doesn’t really bother me. It may be a slow journey, but at least we’re headed in the right direction.
I may say this all the time, but this year’s Wondercon was truly different than other cons that I have experienced in the past. Not only was I in my first panel, but what made this a truly fun experience was getting to meet some of you guys – my readers and those familiar with this blog and my cosplay work. I was so flattered and really humbled to have met so many great people and it was so encouraging to me to finally put some faces to those “likes”. To my readers, followers, and fans (I still cringe at that word to think I might have “fans”), thank you so much for your support, feedback, and always encouraging me in my work.
No recap is complete without pics, so on with the photos!
For someone who lives a 6 hour drive away from LA, I am pretty sure I frequent Disneyland more than the average person in the Bay Area. Estimating something like 2 times a year for the past 10+ years, I’d say I’ve been there quite a lot, almost to the point where I must go at least once a year. And for the first time in my life, I am an annual pass holder, which means Disneyland all year round!! Woo hoo! Some of you may wonder if one would just get sick of Disneyland after a while, but if you’ve been there enough, you’ll come to realize that there is a whole ‘nother dimension of Disneyland - Disneyana. Continue reading
If there’s one thing about geeks, it’s that they love their fan art. One of my favorite things to check out at cons is the Artist Alley and you can guarantee that I will always come home with at least one new piece of art. But it doesn’t stop there. I was recently exploring Society6.com only to find that they now make printed pillow cases! So not only can you hang your geeky art, but you can cozy up to it on the couch. With that, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces of art that I’ve picked up from cons over the years as well as some fun ways to make your home more geeky!
Another Wondercon has come and gone and like most big cons, it’s always a little sad when it’s over. Yup, back to reality and my mundane life where I can’t cosplay for 6 hours a day. But it was still a great time and nice to go to a con that had many of the booths of SDCC, but not the overwhelming crowds. As for panels, I was probably the most excited about the Continue reading
Remember the good old days when you didn’t have to stress out about pre-ordering comic convention tickets one year ahead of time? Or when you could just show up at a con, wait in a reasonably sized line and go in without worrying that they would reach maximum capacity? It’s hard to believe, but when I first started going to San Diego Comic Con around 2000, I never pre-ordered my ticket and I never camped out for panels the way I do now. It seems like it’s been forever since I went to a con like that. So when I heard about the San Jose Super Toy Show this past weekend, it immediately brought me back to the feeling I had when I was a young adult, attending those small cons that you could only find in the most random places and that you’d only find out about by reading the newspapers.
Christmas is right around the corner so I thought I would put together some geeky gift suggestions for the significant geek in your life! Sure, there are lots of shirts, hoodies, socks, underwear, and everything else geeky these days, but here are some that I thought were worth mentioning. Although I originally started out making a “girls” list and “boys” list, I realized that the “boy list” wasn’t really boy specific, so this became the “for both” list. Anyhow, read on to see my geeky christmas gifts list!