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Bright Lights and Cenobites: Cosplay at Hypericon 12

The great thing about Hypericon was that, at any given time you could find something for almost every fandom. From the artists and vendors to the panels and game rooms, there was a little bit of everything. My favorite part… Continue Reading →

Con of Thrones Brings George R. R. Martin Fans to Nashville

Winter is not coming any time soon. But this weekend, Con of Thrones, the largest-ever convention for fans of Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire and the epic worlds of fantasy author George R. R. Martin arrives… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Joss Whedon!

June 23 marks the birthday of one of pop culture’s most influential artists. Joss Whedon has distinguished himself as a writer, director, producer, filmmaker and pop-culture icon. Born Joseph Hill Whedon on June 23, 1964 in New York City, he… Continue Reading →

Restoring My Faith in Cons: A Hypericon 12 Review

My first convention experience was terrible. It was a Star Trek convention at the old Nashville Convention Center in the early ’90s full of elaborate cosplays, most of which were just good enough that the 8-year-old little Danno ended up… Continue Reading →

Anticipating The Last Knight, Cluelessly

I’m a pretty forgiving Transformers fan. I’ve been able to enjoy the Michael Bay films for what they are. That is to say that what they are could generally be described as a film-tech circle-jerk following a Cliffs Notes version… Continue Reading →

Blood Drive Welcomes Us Back to the Grindhouse

If you guys know anything about me, you know I’m kinda obsessed with anything grindhouse. I’m actually worn out with the idea that all exploitative-type films are just homages to older drive-in films of the ’70s. Grindhouse is now its… Continue Reading →

Digging Up the Dead at Walker Stalker 2017

Does anyone know the last time that John de Lancie (Q from Star Trek TNG) came through Nashville to a con? The answer is sometime in the late ’90s or early 2000s. That’s the last time I attended a convention.

Hypericon Fuels the Imagination for Nashville Fandoms

Arriving in Nashville on Father’s Day Weekend, Hypericon promotes literacy through popular arts and media, creating a unique experience for different fandoms in the Music City.

Wonder Woman and the Definition of the Modern-Day Superhero

Per Matt Throughout the years, different types of heroes have emerged. Those of the 1930s were vastly different from those of the early ’80s, ‘the 90s and even today. Superheroes reveal the story of America, so, what exactly does the… Continue Reading →

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