Alaska Robotic Mini Con
I am so incredibly proud of my little town because we have a growing geek community and our local comic book shop decided to host a mini comic convention. It was great because they got enough community support to hold the con with free entry!
I went with Geek Baby for just a little while and there was so much going on. Unfortunately I was not able to participate in a lot of the happenings, but I did get to walk through the “hall” and look at all the comics and artists that were participating. There were a lot of people there and a lot of people showed up in cosplay even, which was amazing. The number of artists that they got to come to Juneau was pretty amazing. Here are some of the best parts of the event. Continue reading
Wow, first a gaming con, and now a comic con! Our local comics (graphic novel and trade paper backs) store is hosting a first-annual miniature (one-day and comics mainly) Comic Con! Here’s a link:
We’re super excited that it’s happening. Sadly, I am working… but Holly is planning to go with the Geek Baby! So she’ll have some thoughts and/or pictures to come. I was looking through the list of guests and came to Kazu Kibuishi and told Holly right away that she needed to go.
There’s a pre-event tonight (Geek Baby needed to sleep…) that Holly just saw on Facebook is standing room only… this is going to be pretty awesome! If you’re in town, I’d recommend checking it out tomorrow. If you’re not, well, it’s still exciting to be seeing new Comic Cons starting up all over and all the time!
While we haven’t been able to do as much this year with Platypus Con as we did last year (just going to throw the Geek Baby under the bus here and blame her…), we’re still excited for the convention – and it’s this coming weekend! The busy event organizer took a few minutes and answered some questions about the Con, now in its second year.
You can find more about Platypus Con on their site, Platypus Gaming, and you can buy tickets here.
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I actually haven’t bought any yet.
I mentioned recently that I have taken up the tabletop war game Warmachine to demonstrate the game at an upcoming gaming con here in town. I made this as an educated decision with the help of a friend, and a bit of looking online at prices and such. And hey, I have at least the one friend who plays…
However, I didn’t really know much more than that. I ordered my first clockworks mechs in the form of a Battle Box – a leader and three mechs. I hoped, perhaps foolishly, that this was all I needed to play.
Well, I’ve hunted down some rules information, received my Battle Box, and done some army math… so a few real first impressions now of Warmachine! I’m pretty excited to give it a go, but currently all of my models are in tiny pieces with no instructions…