Since 2005, this time of year has meant one thing, and one thing only: DRAGONCON! From the first moment I stepped foot into the amazing costume/cosplay/fandom/craziness that is DragonCon, I felt at home. I remember checking into my hotel and immediately running up to my room to change into one of the many costumes I … Continue reading From DragonCon to MommyCon
This Saturday is a double whammy of Cinco de Mayo and Free Comic Book Day! Many of you may be thinking “Woohoo! Margaritas! Now what’s this about free comics and why do I care?” If you have kids, drinking margaritas all day may not be the best way to celebrate May 5th this year. Ok, … Continue reading May 5th – A Day of Comics and Margaritas
One of my favorite big conventions is almost here - San Diego Comic Con! I went the year I got pregnant and haven't made it back since I had my son, but we have done a lot of other conventions together. In fact, he attended his first con at just 6 weeks old! I look … Continue reading Cosplay and Cons with the Kids
We had a great time as Sesame Street Star Smores at Star Wars Celebration! It was Keelan's first time as a part of a big cosplay group. We got off to a bit of a rough start with our little Luke Piewalker, who was promptly renamed "Luke Crywalker":But then there was an attitude shift after … Continue reading Star Wars Celebration 2017
We spent the weekend on Jekyll Island, GA, for their 2016 ComicCon. I was a cosplay guest so I had a table all weekend and Sean was on daddy duty. We did manage to break away on the last day and check out the famous Driftwood Beach, where they recently filmed some scenes from the … Continue reading Our Island Adventure
This is going to be pretty short and sweet because I wrote a nice detailed wrap-up right afterwards, saved it as a draft and now that I am ready to post it has gone into the Internet black hole. Zero drafts saved. Nooooooooo. So here's the trip in a nutshell: nothing really went as planned, it … Continue reading The MegaCon Family Trip
11 AM Sunday, May 29, I'll be doing a Cosplay with Your Kids panel with cosplayer and fellow geek mama Jenna Esposito at MegaCon in Room W311A. I'm a professional costume designer and long-time cosplayer who has been planning my son's costumes since before he was born. Me on Facebook: Candy Keane We will be chatting about … Continue reading Join GeekMamas at MegaCon!
I love seeing all the Star Wars related things being posted for May the 4th! Check out the official Star Wars Day page on StarWars.com for tips on parties, food, costumes and events: http://www.starwars.com/may-the-4th We are preparing by turning an old linen baby blankie into a Jedi-esque tunic. Technically I'm aiming for a little Anakin … Continue reading May the Fourth Be with You