Inspired by Zelda: STL Ocarina Takes Ocarinas Beyond the Gaming World

Do you remember playing the recorder in school? For a lot of kids, it's their first musical instrument. I actually kept mine for years afterwards even though the only thing I could play was Hot Cross Buns and some terrible song about a goose dying called Go Tell Aunt Rhody. I think I would have … Continue reading Inspired by Zelda: STL Ocarina Takes Ocarinas Beyond the Gaming World

Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

Cosplayers can get pretty wound up when asked about the current state of the cosplay community. My generation in particular can get their wonder panties in quite a bunch over “cosplay” and what cosplay means and how it’s basically a dirty word ruining everything associated with costuming. Many of us have acquiesced and accepted the … Continue reading Cosplay is Not a Dirty Word

What to Expect at a Comic Con

When I started going to comic con-type events, there were only a handful. Most people know the big one - San Diego Comic Con. And if you are in the Southeast, DragonCon is the big destination. Over the last 10 years more and more comic cons have popped up. So much that you can't go … Continue reading What to Expect at a Comic Con

Let the Games Begin, Starting with a BittBoy Mini Game System

When my husband saw our son playing with a BittBoy, his reaction was "Well I guess this is the start of the video games..." It was said with a bit of disdain, as if it were a bad turn in our son's development. My reaction was a little different. Imagine me saying the same thing, … Continue reading Let the Games Begin, Starting with a BittBoy Mini Game System

Geeking Out on Tea – Adagio Teas Have All the Awesome Fandoms

I'm a fan of tea. I was born in Alabama and was basically raised on sweet tea. When I was little, if I had a choice between milk, juice or tea, I'd go tea every time. I got into hot teas and different varieties when I got older. I also have a pretty impressive collection … Continue reading Geeking Out on Tea – Adagio Teas Have All the Awesome Fandoms

I Like Star Wars the Normal Amount

At least, that's what I thought until I was having dinner with a new friend and found out I have no idea what the normal amount is. I used to own a costume boutique so I was surrounded by cosplay/geeky people all the time. It was like living in a nerdy little bubble. Since I … Continue reading I Like Star Wars the Normal Amount

I Heart Cosplay

Cosplay defined: a contraction of the words costume and play, cosplay is a hobby in which participants make and wear costumes to represent a specific character. The broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costuming in venues apart from the stage or Halloween. So now that we got that out of the way... … Continue reading I Heart Cosplay

Cosplay and Cons with the Kids

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