RCCC panel crowd

It’s finally September, which means more The Geek Embassy coverage at Rose City Comic Con! Last year, we presented our Baskets & Capes panel, but this year, we are free agents with press badges! Are there any panels you’d like us to cover? Exhibitors and artists we cannot miss or people that we just have to interview? Exclusive merch we shouldn’t miss? Comments are temporarily turned off on our site, but you can still reach out to us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!  View our Rose City Comic Con Instagram coverage from last year on slidesome or directly on Instagram! Isabela OliveiraIsabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek, in the sense that she knows a little aboutRead More →

convention

Howdy, everyone! Guess who’s back from a convention tour? I am…yeah, my name is right there. Anticlimactic. I had the pleasure and good fortune to travel to 2 different conventions over the past few weeks. Specifically, Magic: the Gathering conventions. Games were played, friends were made, product bought, connections reestablished, and the inevitable con flu contracted. I’m mostly fine now, promise. But while the events are still fresh in my mind, I wanted to share some of the details and events with you. A sort of walk-along narrative, if you will. Absolutely unrelated to the fact that my phone charger cable crapped out on meRead More →

It was 31 October 2014. My younger brother and I were in the middle of our college years. No real activities outside of classes and friends, mostly staying in at home. Nothing really exciting happening, no hero to meet, no event to attend. Calm and quiet homefolk, taking time to relax after classes. Our mom texts us: “I got you tickets to Comic Con, I figured you guys might enjoy it!!!” What. We went, obviously. Comic Con is one of those huge events that no geek wants to miss. Thing is, this was Columbus Comic Con. What exciting stuff could we run into here? ThisRead More →

E32017

Greetings from the other side of E32017! I’m relieved to report that I did, in fact, survive my first time attending E3! But barely. The schedule was insane, I walked my feet off, and saw more cool video game demos than I can imagine. Huge thanks to Engaged Family Gaming for letting me tag along. Beyond the con hanging out with such great people made the whole trip worthwhile. BUT! Hold onto your game controllers! I don’t only have great memories to share (and some deeper thoughts I’ll come back to at a later time!) but we also podcasted each night of the con onRead More →

bigger

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’mRead More →

september

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)Read More →

Check out this gallery to see all the amazing things Regina, Dante, and I saw at Rose City Comic Con this year!   Isabela OliveiraIsabela 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/Read More →

Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist

I’ve been reading manga since September 2014 and started on anime a year before that. I started watching anime because my friend explained the entire plot of Fullmetal Alchemist to me and I decided I needed to see it. What really drew me in was that I had never seen anything except content for children. This was grownup animation, for teenagers and adults. Since discovering the extensive world of manga, I’ve assembled cosplay, watched well over twenty animes, and begun to learn how to draw in the manga style. First and foremost, I’d like to address the few beginning struggles of an aspiring manga enthusiast.Read More →

This week, Rhonda and I talk about two cons we attended on opposite sides of the country on the same weekend. Rhonda reports on her three favorite panels from DragonCon (one with a very special last minute guest appearance!) and I talk about my top three games I played at PAX Prime. Listen in for all the details and look for our galleries coming soon! Some links from the show: RaiderZ from Perfect World Dark Horse Comics Fairway Solitaire from Big Fish Games FireFall from Red 5 Studios* James Silva and SKA Studios (the guy who Made a Game with Zombies) A brief note aboutRead More →