Tag "Convention"

Five ways to attend conventions for free

Unfortunately, most great nerd conventions are expensive. From skyhigh hotel fees to the actual badge cost itself, the average teenager or college kid cannot easily attend a high-quality con without

Anime Expo 2017: SPJA apologizes for Day 1 ‘LineCon’

Long lines are present in any large anime or comic book convention, and Anime Expo (AX) is no different. But on Day 1 of Anime Expo 2017 last week in

E3 2017 could use spark from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo

Back in 2013, Microsoft made some mistakes in their E3 press conference promoting the Xbox One. For example, the company announced an “always-on” DRM system that locked down discs to

FanimeCon 2017: Small tips to remember

FanimeCon falls upon the San Jose Convention Center once again this week from May 26-29. For many attending, this will be another year in a familiar place with friends. Others

Official: Nerd HQ will NOT be happening during San Diego Comic-con

Nerd HQ is arguably the best event outside of the official San Diego International Comic-Con. Having been a mini convention located at Petco Park and San Diego’s The New Children’s

Experiencing Stan Lee’s Comic Con

Ah yes. It’s the time of the year where Stan Lee’s Comic Con comes to town. The best part? The timing. After the summer is over and we’re all knee

Sherlock Convention is coming to Los Angeles in May 2017

It’s official! The first and official Sherlock convention in the US has been set. Sherlocked USA has a date and location! Celebrating all things from BBC’s Sherlock, fans can now come

Aniplex of America announces first LA convention, AkibaFest, in October

At Anime Expo 2016, Aniplex of America announced it will be hosting its first two-day convention known as AkibaFest on October 15-16, 2016. The venue was also revealed to be

Checking out FanimeCon 2016

Just a few weeks ago, all of us at Nerd Reactor were preparing to get shwifty at Fanime, which is one of our favorite conventions. We wrote a piece on

Let’s go to Fanime!

Ah yes, it’s the month of May. And everywhere when this month comes around – I begin to plan what to do at my favorite convention. That’s right, ladies and

New York celebrates Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary with a three-day fan event!

CBS Consumer Products and ReedPOP just announced they will be launching a new three-day fan event this year in New York called Star Trek: Mission New York to celebrate the 50th

Canadian geeks flock to Fan Expo in Toronto

While plenty of geeks were headed down south to Atlanta for Dragon Con, another mass herd of nerds made their way up to Toronto for the Labour Day weekend for

Anime California has strong showing in its second year

As August comes to a close, so does another convention. These are the last few months to catch a convention near you, so hit one while you still can. This also

Campbell Con 2015: The city of Campbell, CA gets their first comic book convention

In the city of Campbell, California, geeks there had to travel to San Jose, Sacramento, and San Francisco for their geek conventions. Now, everything is about to change for this

Ryan Reynolds walked around Comic-Con disguised as Darth Vader

It’s become pretty well known that with all that stars that come to Comic-Con every year, there is good chance that one of them could be standing right next to you in

Hello Kitty’s SuperCute Friendship Festival is in LA this weekend!

Hello Kitty SuperCute Friendship Festival is in Los Angeles this weekend at the Forum.  Join Hello Kitty and her friends – My Melody, Badtz-Maru, Keroppi, Chococat, Dear Daniel, and Purin

Fanime 2015 photo gallery

Northern California’s own Fanime convention took place in San Jose just a week ago. My stay this time was a little shorter but it didn’t change all the amazing cosplays we

Intergalactic Expo to happen May 2 to May 4

Ever heard of Intergalactic Expo? Well, allow me to enlighten you! Every year in Sacramento at the West Civic Center, nerds come to gather to celebrate their favorite sci-fi shows,

Ottawa Comiccon 2015: Billie Piper, Jessica Nigri and more!

As spring is upon us (unless you live in Canada where snowmageddon is alive and well), we know that convention season is also just around the corner. With a lot

Mini-Me from Austin Powers is hospitalized after attending a con

This past weekend at Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco, there was something more that happened than just a bunch of nerds coming together and having fun. Verne Troyer,