Greetings fellow geeks! Isabela, Dante, and I (Regina) will be revisiting the hallowed halls of the Portland Convention Center this weekend attending Rose City Comic Con! We went last year as press and this year we are press and presenters! Keep an eye on our Instagram account for a first hand virtual experience of the con! Don’t miss the chance to see our traveling panel, “Baskets & Capes: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us about Superheroes.” Isabela, Dante, and I will be on the panel presenting and handing out some sweet swag. RCCC is a great con. The people are friendly, and the show floor
I’m happy to share that the panel we debuted at Geek Girl Con 2016, Capes & Baskets: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us About Superheroes, is going to be a panel at Wizard World Portland 2017! Fairy Tales and Superheroes Have you ever wondered how Harley Quinn and Snow White are the same? What about Jessica jones and Rapunzel? Bring your favorite superhero and favorite fairy tale to the panel and see what connections you can make! Everywhere you look, in every form of pop culture, at the movies, on broadcast TV, and on Netflix, everything’s coming up superheroes. Storytelling has always been about explaining
Celebrity panels are one of my favorite things about going to cons. Seeing celebs in real time, fielding questions from random fans, and telling stories…. I just can’t get enough of it. I know for a lot of people who go to cons the experience is more about the story or the art, about finding new and lesser known comics that you might just fall in love with. I enjoy all of that too but there is just something about the draw of celebrity that keeps me heading into those over-sized ballrooms where I can spend an hour being regaled by stories from someone famous. It
My first comic book convention was New York Comic Con back in 2007, in its second year of existence. I got my Runaways deluxe hardcovers signed by Brian K. Vaughan, and I was hooked on cons ever since. Since 2007, I’ve been to NYCC 7 times, and three times each to San Diego, Emerald City, and Rose City. I love cons, but after 10 years, con fatigue starts to set in. Things aren’t as fun as they used to be, and waiting in line for autographs and panels really starts to grind on you. Me From Ten Years Ago loved the bigger, flashier conventions. I’m
For September, we close out summer talking about our favorite geeky amusements from the season and delve into a conversation about conventions. We discuss books we are reading, and one someone is writing. We talk about games we’ve been playing; lots of phone and board games including Pandemic: The Cure. Binge watching addictions and series that may depend too heavily on nostalgia for some. In our discussions of the recent cons we’ve attended, we discuss what makes a con work and what stands out as a failure. Regina and Isabela talk about their first experience at Rose City Comic Con (they plan to go next year)
Check out this gallery to see all the amazing things Regina, Dante, and I saw at Rose City Comic Con this year! Isabela Oliveira Isabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek, in the sense that she knows a little about a whole lot of things. She is always looking for the next great TV show to marathon and for the next exciting thing to learn and write about. In her spare time, she writes and manages social media for The Geek Embassy and works to dismantle the patriarchy in Vancouver, Washington. https://isabelajoliveira.contently.com/
Relive our experience at the 2016 Emerald City Comicon! Check out the Storify compilation below. [View the story “The Geek Embassy at #ECCC 2016! ” on Storify] Isabela Oliveira Isabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek, in the sense that she knows a little about a whole lot of things. She is always looking for the next great TV show to marathon and for the next exciting thing to learn and write about. In her spare time, she writes and manages social media for The Geek Embassy and works to dismantle the patriarchy in Vancouver, Washington. https://isabelajoliveira.contently.com/
Here is our live episode from Emerald City Comicon! Isabela and I traveled to Seattle, met up with the TMG Cast (Adrian and Andrew) and interview some fantastic artists, writers, and game designers. We talked with a nice cross section of people this year, spanning many of the areas of interest for The Geek Embassy. We also got the chance to fly our banner for the first time (even if it was a little too new to lay flat). I asked lots of creators for advice they would give someone starting out in a creative field and thought I would highlight some of the best advice we were given.