J-Pop Summit Festival returns to San Francisco July 19-20, 2014

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Photo by J-Pop Summit Festival San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit Festival had over 80,000 guests attend the 2013 event, and now the date has been announced for 2014. New People has announced that it will return to Japantown from July 19-20, 2014. The event celebrates Japanese pop culture including music, art, … Continue reading

Nvidia at BlizzCon 2013 – Showing off the ShadowPlay and G-Sync


Nvidia had a large presence on the floor during BlizzCon 2013, and we stopped by the booth to see what gamers could look forward to. Nvidia released the Shield, a portable Android gaming system with a built in controller and a 5-inch 720p touch screen, back in July. It isn’t … Continue reading

Iron Man invades Comikaze Expo


Stan Lee’s Comikaze had another successful year with great guests, some really cool panels and tons of exhibitors selling stuff that makes you go, “Take my money!” One thing I noticed was Iron Man being in full force all over including the Yes Anime Booth, where you could pre-order or buy … Continue reading

To Catch a Con Perv: A Nerd Reactor Investigation (Comikaze Expo 2013)

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We recently attended Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles, CA, and we wanted to do a segment to talk about the rising concern of pervs and creepers at conventions (and to parody To Catch a Predator). Our very own, Asian Professor X, catches con pervs in the act in To Catch … Continue reading

Heroes of the Storm – What you need to know! (BlizzCon 2013)


So what do you need to know about Heroes of the Storm? Heroes of the Storm is different. It is one of the first MOBAs that really emphasized teamplay rather than individual skill. Let’s first see how it differs from League of Legends, since that is the current standard for … Continue reading

Hearthstone – What’s next? (BlizzCon 2013)


“We weren’t actually sure it would work, but thought it was pretty cool.” While I can’t say who this quote is by, I can assure you that this was one of the leading thoughts upon the creation of Hearthstone. While not the most reassuring, it was indeed one of the … Continue reading

Bent-Con gets Awkwardly Quizzical!

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By Anastasia Washington Bent-Con is more than just an LGBT convention. It’s an event that’s like no other with every flavor of nerdom and activity. You’ll walk away with amazing stories and friends. Awkward Conversations enjoyed it so much last year that we are back again! This time with a … Continue reading

My first experience at the third annual Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

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This past weekend I had my first experience with the third annual Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles California. What is Comikaze you may ask? Well if you are new to the nerd realm, it is another pop culture convention with nerdy stuff ruling the entirety of exhibits and … Continue reading

Comikaze Expo 2013 Hulacam Video

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Photo by Arvin Santiago Our Hulacam video at Comikaze Expo 2013 is now online! Check out all the many different cosplayers as they hoop their way to the sound of Markus Schulz’s “Love Rain Down” (Myon & Shane 54 Summer of Love mix). Some of the cosplayers include Vampy Bit Me, … Continue reading

Lucy Lawless to attend Xena Con 2014 in Los Angeles

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Creation Entertainment has just announced that Lucy Lawless will again be making a special appearance at Xena XIX Convention. The event will be held at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center Hotel in California from February 7-9, 2014. Lucy Lawless played Xena, the warrior princess who became even more popular than … Continue reading

Blink-182 to perform at BlizzCon 2013 in Anaheim, CA


Photo: Business Wire Blizzard has just announced that the popular rock band, Blink-182, will be closing out the concert for BlizzCon 2013, a convention for fans of Blizzard, Diablo, Warcraft and StarCraft. Tickets are sold out for the convention that’s being held at the Anaheim Convention Center from November 8—9. … Continue reading

New York Comic Con 2013 Hulacam Video

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Back by popular demand, the Nerd Reactor team heads to New York Comic Con for their second hulacam video (check out the Dragon Con hulacam video). See cosplayers hula-hooping including Yaya Han, Jessica Nigri, Vampy Bit Me, Meg Turney, Monika Lee, Soni, Ani-Mia, Destiny Nickelsen and many more. Warning: You may be dizzy, but it’s … Continue reading

London Film & Comic Con Winter 2013: Photo Gallery


We were in London for the London Film & Comic Con at the Olympia Grand Hall. So many celebrities and cosplayers attended this event. There were a lot of vendors and photo/autograph opportunities. I got to meet Billie Piper (Doctor Who) and tons of cosplayers from the UK and Ireland! … Continue reading

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z taking New York Comic Con by storm…of the undead


Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z made waves at E3 with its new impressive art style. It focuses away from Ryu Hayabusa and instead follows Yaiba who seeks out Ryu Hayabusa while fighting hordes of zombies. Tecmo Koei America plans to celebrate the upcoming game with attendees.     If you are … Continue reading