Geekly Speaking About… Planning an Intervention

As a newbie geek, a major event you learn about is the genre convention. When I started out, I thought it pretty amazing there was a gathering where you could leave your home and go to geek out with your friends or make new ones while enjoying the thing you loved. The more I went […]

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 09:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Comic Non-Sans: Katsucon 2012 in the Artist Alley

First, a bit of business.  You may have noticed that we have been sans Non-Sans for a bit now.  As of now, we’ve decided that it’s going to become an irregular column, dealing with news and reviews and any big features rather than a week-to-week observational thing.  I think, at least on my end, this […]

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · One Comment
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Comic Non-Sans: MarsCon Wrap-Up

MarsCon is the first convention I ever attended, starting in 2000 when I was a college freshman and didn’t understand the whole “convention” thing.  I guess this makes it my Lucky 13th year attending, for what it’s worth.  It’s stayed pretty much consistently good over the years, which is saying something for a middling-sized “relax-a-con” […]

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 15:04 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Un-Planning a Con Appearance

This time next week I’m going to be relaxing in my own private suite on the fifth floor of the local regional medical centre post-surgery.  And by “relaxing” I mean “abusing the morphine drip while I try to wig out the nurses with my Japanese DS games.”  I’m using the magic of the internet to […]

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Intervention Back for Another Year

A bit back I interviewed webcomicker, blogger, and con chair Onezumi Hartstein about Intervention, her labor-of-love convention focusing on web-based geek culture.  I was fortunate enough to be a first-year guest and panelist, and asked to return again this year.  Naturally, I said yes immediately, as it was a good event overall, especially for a […]

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 15:57 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Webcomic Event Mini-Run-Down

This week, I was going to have a brilliant interview with an artist who was an exhibitor at San Diego Comic Con this year, but my e-mail appears to have gotten lost in the ether so I’m gonna try again next time. So this week, whilst I try to figure out that mess, I figured […]

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: What I Re-Learned at RavenCon

While RavenCon is predominantly a literary convention, there’s been a growing webcomic presence there over the years.  Along with this presence comes a variety of panels on digital art and story structure.  Nonetheless, when it comes to the dealer’s room, webcomic tables are few and far between, with the majority being novelists and then your […]

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 16:34 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Katsucon Wrap-Up

Already there’s been a variety of opinion coming in re: how Katsucon’s Artist Alley was handled this year.  I’ve heard positives and negatives and neutrals, but one thing that seems to have calmed down (thank the li’l baby Jesus) is the whole fanart fiasco.  And yes.  It calmed right down after someone stepped up and […]

Posted on February 22, 2011 at 16:22 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: MarsCon in Review

MarsCon in Williamsburg, VA was my first-ever convention back in 2000.  It’s always been on the smaller side — which suits many (including myself) just fine — and over the years it’s developed its own style of programming and sales. This year, I actually took a leap and decided to try being on the other […]

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 00:34 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Artist Alley is a Learning Experience

It’s been a long time indeed since I made Artist Alley my home at conventions.  Multitasking or plain ol’ con wanderlust will take over before long, and if you’re easily distracted it’s very easy to find yourself needing to “stretch your legs” a lot more than you ought to.  And by “stretching one’s legs” I […]

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 17:08 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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