Category Archives: Convention Experience

Top 5 things to do in Baltimore during Otakon

Hey all, since 2016 is Otakon’s last year in Baltimore *sob* it seems fitting to make a list of five things you should do in Baltimore while you are in town for Otakon. The list would be longer, but let’s face it, Otakon keeps us busy enough that even five things is pushing it a little bit. But if you find yourself with a free hour or two here are some things to try out Continue reading Top 5 things to do in Baltimore during Otakon

StarQuest 2016

I just wanted to take a quick minute to write about how much we enjoyed our time at StarQuest this year. It is a small science fiction convention in Frederick Maryland. I would classify it as ‘bite-sized’ with fewer than a hundred attendees.  The guest list was awesome, including Tim Russ, Natalia Nogulich, and Bill Blair. The attendees were enthusiastic and full of delightful conversation. What really made this convention, however, was the staff. They are incredible people, warm and welcoming and go out of there way to offer some amazing events. If you live nearby, consider going here next year at the of July.

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After Escape Velocity

So we went to Escape Velocity on fourth of July weeend and had an awesome time. For those of you who don’t know, Escape Velocity is a conference held by the Museum of Science Fiction with some help from the Baltimore Science Center and several sponsors, including NASA and IBM. 2016 was its inaugural year and it was great. As you might expect based on the organization responsible and the sponsors, while this is a science fiction convention on the surface it is decidedly geared towards education.

Escape Velocity
Exhibition hall at Escape Velocity

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Anime Boston

We had the good fortune to attend Anime Boston this past weekend. It’s a great con and lots of interesting people were present. There were many mecha themed panels, which made us very happy of course. The whole convention is much more focused on anime than many other conventions we have been to, without a broader focus on East Asia in the same way as some other conventions. It also has fewer panels rooms at any given time, and many of the rooms were quite small.

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