Keystone Comic Con 2018 (Philadelphia, PA)

Keystone Comic Con launched with its inaugural convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from September 14-16, 2018. Hosted by ReedPOP (New York Comic Con, C2E2, Star Wars Celebration, PAX, MCM, etc.), Keystone Comic Con brought in comic creators (like Frank Miller, Chris Claremont, Fabian Nicieza, and Greg Capullo), as well as entertainment guests (like Kevin Conroy, … Continue reading Keystone Comic Con 2018 (Philadelphia, PA)

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Spotlight: KSGeekMan (Ben AbuSaada)

Today's Spotlight is on a fantastic artist, musician, and Star Wars collector. Ben AbuSaada, or KSGeekMan, is an artist in the Kansas City region who freelances and also sketches for trading card giants Topps and Upper Deck Entertainment. You can catch him at local comic cons for his art but he's also got an amazing … Continue reading Spotlight: KSGeekMan (Ben AbuSaada)

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Premiere (Disney’s Hollywood Studios, April 14, 2017)

I had the honor of attending Disney's first ever Star Wars: Galactic Nights at their Orlando Hollywood Studios on April 14, 2017. Coincidentally, it overlapped with Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center which I also attended, so the Force was very strong that weekend! Galactic Nights is a single night event taking … Continue reading Star Wars: Galactic Nights Premiere (Disney’s Hollywood Studios, April 14, 2017)

My Ocha – Matcha Shop (Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ)

"Whole Lot A Matcha... We Got Ya!" My Ocha is a new café inside the Shops at Riverside (Hackensack, NJ) with a focus primarily on matcha, or powdered green tea. With a very modern interior and fantastic fresh menu, My Ocha is a wonderful addition as the Bergen County mall undergoes renovations this fall. Their … Continue reading My Ocha – Matcha Shop (Shops at Riverside, Hackensack, NJ)

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2017

A fairly new show brought to you by the makers of Walker Stalker Con has popped into the con scene. Calling itself a "Fan Fest", it's advertised that they're going to "revolutionize the comic con landscape." With this being the third year under their belt, Heroes & Villains Fan Fest boasts that "this is NOT … Continue reading Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2017

Toys R Us Times Square Grand Opening 2017

Almost 2 years after Toys R Us closed down its flagship store in Times Square, the company opened a temporary holiday store today at 1466 Broadway, New York, NY! They announced: Good things DO come in small(er) packages! The opening of our temporary holiday store in Times Square is set for 9am, Sat., Aug. 26. … Continue reading Toys R Us Times Square Grand Opening 2017

Star Wars Day 2017 (40th Anniversary of A New Hope)

Today, Star Wars fans around the world annually celebrate the saga, the franchise, the life-changing experience that is Star Wars! Why today? Because it's May The 4th, as in May The Fourth (Force) Be With You! How does one celebrate Star Wars Day, you ask? You could go to one of the many shops offering … Continue reading Star Wars Day 2017 (40th Anniversary of A New Hope)

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

"Star Wars Celebration - The Ultimate Fan Experience" is a giant convention specifically for Star Wars starting in 1999 just before the release of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. I realized the huge traction it was gaining with Celebration III in 2005 with the release of their exclusive Darth Vader figure. I still remember paying … Continue reading Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns (Secaucus, NJ)

Trick or Treat! It was my first time attending Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns and it was quite the spectacle. At this show, 5,000 carved pumpkins illuminate all across the Meadowlands Expo Center show floor, a process of gutting, painting, and etching/carving that takes 10-15 hours per pumpkin! And that's not all - "The Rise" … Continue reading RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns (Secaucus, NJ)