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Local Convention List

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This post is a list of many of the conventions in the DMV area currently, along with their general or last known locations. We have also included a little mini-description of each convention to help people plan. We run into many people asking us to recommend conventions that are small and intimate or are very family friendly, etc.  Basically, recommendations or discussions of specific types of conventions. We are hoping that this post helps to answer some of this need. There are many sites such as convention scene that list dates and locations, but these sites often don’t offer additional information. So we compiled an admittedly incompleted list with some additional information.  Continue reading Local Convention List

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5 ways the The Addams Family was ahead of its time.

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The Addams Family
The primary members of The Addams Family brush each others’ hair.

As you may know, those of us here at Doomtastic are BIG fans of The Addams Family. Maybe not quite as obsessed as Graham is with Gundam, but close.  We love the Addams Family, all the way back to Charles Addams’ original cartoons in the New Yorker. Addams Family    The Addams Family RainWhile there are many things to both admire and disdain about The Addams Family, including its unabashed campiness, it is hard to deny that The Addams Family was ahead of its time in many ways. Given both the upcoming festive season and the Fact that Netflix is set to release a new animated The Addams Family  movie it seems only just to celebrate some of the features that made The Addams Family so iconic. And it goes beyond the fact that they are “Mysterious and Spooky… altogether ooky.” Continue reading 5 ways the The Addams Family was ahead of its time.

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Making Hair Falls

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We know it has been a while since we posted anything, and honestly, this isn’t the geekiest or nerdiest of posts. When we were at Prattconin June we had a display of hair falls for people to try on along with wigs and other cosplay accouterments. A lot of people wanted to try on the hair fallshair falls and people, especially a lot of the mothers, were asking for directions on how to make them.    Continue reading Making Hair Falls

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Safe Spaces in Geekdom

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There’s been a lot of chatter in the environments surrounding Doomtastic about safe spaces lately. While this is of course always an issue in any situation or social network, some recent happenings in our area and some of the events we follow have led to more discussion. Some people have noticed in all this hullabaloo that we really seem to go out of our way to create them and why we do that.  And some people have asked for some information on creating safe spaces, especially some people who know us IRL. This is especially based on our home, if anyone read our earlier post on how  the Doomtastic headquarters is a safe space, you might know this too. Continue reading Safe Spaces in Geekdom

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Anime Expo 2017-Success!! (part 2 of 2)

Hey, all welcome back to our second piece talking about Anime Expo 2017!

Anime Expo 2017
Welcome to AX Banner

A few days ago we wrote about the exhibition hall, the absolutely amazing Anisong World Matsuri, and some of the panels and screenings we got to see there. And they were all fantastic.

But there were also some amazing guests at Anime Expo 2017 that are definitely worth discussing and raving about :P.  Although this is most likely going to be shorter, we cannot promise anything. So here goes… Continue reading Anime Expo 2017-Success!! (part 2 of 2)

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