I Went to a Virtual Convention

Life has taken a turn recently. Suddenly we are practicing things that are new for a lot of us. Quarantines. Social Distancing. These are terms that many people have been lucky enough to never have experienced before. Most of us would be going to movies, shows, conventions and work right now. However, in order toContinue reading “I Went to a Virtual Convention”

Top Ten Ways to Engage with your Nerdy Child

Understanding your kids can be tough. Particularly if they have very different interests then you do. Fandoms can seem weird and perhaps even a bit scary to a person who is unfamiliar. They are also a lot of fun! For some of us these nerdy years will be the foundation of who we will become.Continue reading “Top Ten Ways to Engage with your Nerdy Child”

Zenkaikon 2019: Cosplay Burlesque

For the second year in a row, I’ve had the absolute pleasure to attend Cosplay Burlesque’s show at Zenkaikon in Lancaster, PA. I had first heard about Cosplay Burlesque three years ago, after Crymson went to their show and interviewed them at Zenkaikon 2017. I was excited to hear they were coming back so thatContinue reading “Zenkaikon 2019: Cosplay Burlesque”

Zenkaikon 2018: An Asexual Walks into a Burlesque Show…

As a person who identifies as asexual, I had never really put a lot of thought into ever going to a burlesque act. I knew that burlesque is an art form, but I was still a bit uncomfortable with the sexual aspects of it, particularly the people who might be sitting around me. Growing upContinue reading “Zenkaikon 2018: An Asexual Walks into a Burlesque Show…”

Zenkaikon 2018: Overcoming Con Anxiety Panel

The lovely Aniyah Lyszt and Levy Cross of Pleasant Nightmare Entertainment gave a wonderfully insightful panel on overcoming con anxiety. It’s no secret that I have a decent amount of anxiety. This anxiety is a big factor in why I became a part of the gaming/nerd communities. I rarely have to go outside or beContinue reading “Zenkaikon 2018: Overcoming Con Anxiety Panel”

Top 10 Things that happened to me at Zenkaikon 2017

Crymson went to Zenkaikon 2017! Here are some of the things she experienced:     10) Some utterly amazing cosplays where everywhere! 9) I was sandwiched between two doctors in my T.A.R.D.I.S dress 8) So many people told me they love my hair! 7) I made new friends! 7) I want hours to talk toContinue reading “Top 10 Things that happened to me at Zenkaikon 2017”

Anti Bullying with Frags and Beer

With convention season in full swing, and our own visit to C2E2 coming up in a few weeks, I want to talk a little bit about bullying and harassment at conventions.  These events attract a lot of people.  In 2014, C2E2 alone boasted about 63,000 attendees.  It’s only natural that a few bad eggs will showContinue reading “Anti Bullying with Frags and Beer”