Tag Archives: Conventions

Marifran O’Neil

When I was working at Jeopardy!, in 1999 we did our first road-trip to New York City, to tape a series of games at Madison Square Garden. At that time, I had been writing a number of letters of comment … Continue reading

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Saturday at San Diego Comic Con 2017

Once again, my budget limited my ability to attend the San Diego Comic Con. Since I couldn’t afford lodgings in San Diego, it was going to have to be a single day trip. That meant rising early and making the … Continue reading

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Cosplay at Phoenix Comicon 2017

I’m not great at remembering to take pictures of the cosplayers at conventions. But I did remember to catch a few while in Phoenix. The first one was the one that really reminded me to get out the camera. I’d … Continue reading

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Adventures at Phoenix Comicon 2017

The last weekend of May this year, I made a trip over to Phoenix, thanks to the generosity of a couple of friends there. They had offered to put me up for the duration of the Phoenix Comicon, and paid … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Comic Con International 2015

My plan had been to leave Pacoima early – by 5:30, ideally. That would have meant reaching San Diego before 8, and taking the trolley to the convention center, picking up my badge quickly and being on the spot when … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2015 Excursion

My first week back in Southern California just happened to fall before the 2015 WonderCon. I had registered for the con while I was still in Oregon, because I knew that I needed to get back into the swing of … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Portland Comic Con

I posted a full report about my trip to the Portland Comic Con on the¬†Creating Graphic Novels blog. It was a challenge to make the trip happen, but once it came together, I made the most of it. I stayed … Continue reading

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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Excursion

Once again I’ve had to settle for a single day at Comic Con. But, even for a short excursion, I enjoy the trip. Of course, for a day-trip, it meant getting up very early in the day to make the … Continue reading

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WonderCon 2014

The convention fell on Easter weekend this year, which led to me deciding to skip the Sunday activities. There didn’t seem much on the schedule for that day that I was willing to make the trek down to Anaheim for, … Continue reading

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Friday At WonderCon 2013

I drove down early in order to get into a good parking spot. As it happened, I did get a good spot near the building, right beside a set of stairs. The unfortunate part was that it was nowhere near … Continue reading

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