Surviving a Comic Con with Your Teenager

While my child-related Comic Con expertise lies in the little kid stuff, today's guest blogger Emily Parker from The6Parkers is taking up the challenge of bringing teenagers to a convention. From group cosplay to just getting them to put down their phones, Emily dishes out a little advice based on her daily experience of raising … Continue reading Surviving a Comic Con with Your Teenager

What to Expect at WasabiCon: A Celebration of Pop Culture

WasabiCon started in 2012 and is now the longest running pop culture convention in Jacksonville, FL. It's a two-day weekend event usually held near the end of October. The name may lead you to believe it's all about anime, but it covers all the fandoms and you'll find a little bit of everything related to … Continue reading What to Expect at WasabiCon: A Celebration of Pop Culture

Taking Kids to Comic Cons – 10 Tips from a Cosplay Mom

I've been dressing up and attending Comic Con-type conventions for about 15 years, but being a cosplay mom and taking a child with me was an entirely new experience. My usual plan was just show up, take a lot of pictures and basically party all day and night. Suddenly I had to plan around nap … Continue reading Taking Kids to Comic Cons – 10 Tips from a Cosplay Mom

May the 4th Be With You, Free Comic Book Day and Main Library ComicCon

Saturday was a busy day as May the 4th combined with Free Comic Book Day and we headed downtown to the Jacksonville Public Main Library to celebrate. May the 4th is also known as Star Wars day, while the 5th is unofficially Revenge of the 5th. What started as a pun, "May the 4th be … Continue reading May the 4th Be With You, Free Comic Book Day and Main Library ComicCon

Fun Day at Jacksonville Beaches Library ComicCon

For the past seven years, the┬áBeaches Library, located in Neptune Beach, FL, has thrown a ComicCon complete with comics, vendors, panels and cosplay. Each year it gets better and better! We had a great time this year doing all the kid's activities. The event is usually held sometime in April and is always free to … Continue reading Fun Day at Jacksonville Beaches Library ComicCon

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

Star Smores Cosplay at Star Wars Celebration 2017

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 Smores Cosplay at Star Wars Celebration 2017

Our Jekyll Island Adventure at JekyllCon

We spent the weekend on Jekyll Island, GA, for their 2016 Jekyll Island Comic Con. 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 … Continue reading Our Jekyll Island Adventure at JekyllCon

The MegaCon Family Trip

This is going to be pretty short and sweet because I wrote a nice┬ádetailed 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