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→
Here and gone is another exciting anime convention, and this time it’s North America’s largest anime convention, Anime Expo. We had a fantastic time this year. For us, everything went smoothly, but this was not the case for everyone.
If you have read one of our earlier posts, then you know that we attended Balticon 2017 and picked up some great new books to read. We finished one of the books Into a Strange Land by Ben Anderson, which is the first book in his series The McGunnegal Chronicles.Continue reading The McGunnegal Chronicles-Book 1→
Awesome Con 2017 just ended and we wanted to say that we had a blast!
The staff was awesome (ha!) as always and they run a great convention. We particularly tend to like the Star Wars programming, because there are always awesome guests, moderators, and panelists involved. E.K. Johnston (the author of Ahsoka) being there this year certainly did not hurt matters any. Discussion of diversity among fandom and media was pleasant, not contentious and emphasized the fact that diversity is reality. Truth! Continue reading Awesome Con 2017→