Art In The Garden 2020 (Calgo Gardens)

The annual Art In The Garden show at Calgo Gardens is a one-day event showcasing nearly 50 artists & vendors specializing in jewelry, home decor, soaps, pottery, sewn products, and even food & snacks! All the tables were spaced apart throughout the Freehold, NJ garden’s grounds so that the show could be safe & enjoyableContinue reading “Art In The Garden 2020 (Calgo Gardens)”

Oktoberfest 2020 at Tranquillity Farms

Oktoberfest was a 3-day event hosted at Tranquillity Farms in Andover, NJ from September 18-20 and featured food by James Off Main, beer & hard seltzer by Czig Meister Brewing, craft vendors, live music, and farm activities like hay rides, pumpkin launchers, and a corn maze! Spread across four 4-hour sessions, the event followed stateContinue reading “Oktoberfest 2020 at Tranquillity Farms”

FunimationCon 2020

FunimationCon 2020 was a two-day virtual anime convention hosted by Funimation, an entertainment company known for dubbing and distributing Japanese anime. From July 3-4, Funimation provided a completely free online event for fans to experience live panels, Q&A’s, cosplay meetups, autograph opportunities, and even official Funimation merch! The weekend was filled with panels and contentContinue reading “FunimationCon 2020”

ArlingCon 2020

ArlingCon is a free pop culture convention held annually in Arlington, TX by the Arlington Public Library in conjunction with UTA Libraries. Featuring workshops, panel discussions, vendors, artists, and cosplay, ArlingCon 2020 was converted into a virtual event with much of the area still recovering from COVID-19 and still in the process of re-opening. Nevertheless,Continue reading “ArlingCon 2020”

EMcon Online AnimeFest 2020

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, EMcon of Long Island’s East Meadow Public Library held its first online convention from May 16-17. It’s normally a show that brings in thousands of attendees but unfortunately due to the pandemic, had to convert itself into a virtual experience this year. Free to attend, EMcon Online AnimeFest was broadcast liveContinue reading “EMcon Online AnimeFest 2020”

Virtual Art Con 2020

The first ever Virtual Art Con was a free one day convention held online on April 18, 2020 and featured over a dozen special guests including artists, fashion designers, and musicians. In this day and age, virtual conventions have been popping up more & more – not only to allow fans to enjoy the funContinue reading “Virtual Art Con 2020”

Sugarloaf Craft Festival 2020 (Edison, NJ)

Sugarloaf Craft Festival kicked off their 2020 tour with their first spring show in Edison, NJ! From March 6-8, Sugarloaf filled the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center with over 200 vendors featuring high quality handcrafted original crafts. This was just the first of their 11 dates this year so be on the lookout forContinue reading “Sugarloaf Craft Festival 2020 (Edison, NJ)”

Sugarloaf Craft Festival 2019 (Oaks, PA)

Sugarloaf Craft Festival is one of the biggest handcrafted art festivals in America and holds 11 shows annually in 5 locations in the mid-Atlantic area! Showcasing hundreds of talented artists, Sugarloaf offers all kinds of handmade crafts including sculptures, clothing, jewelry, clocks, and even treats! This year’s Fall festival in Oaks, PA ran from NovemberContinue reading “Sugarloaf Craft Festival 2019 (Oaks, PA)”

The Brick Bar: The LEGO-Themed Pop-Up Bar

Following their successful pop-ups in London, Sydney, and Melbourne, The Brick Bar is finally making its debut in New York City at The Bogart House in Brooklyn, where they’ve utilized over 1 million bricks to create the ultimate Instagram Lego Playground! With a local DJ pumping out the tunes all night long, attendees can expectContinue reading “The Brick Bar: The LEGO-Themed Pop-Up Bar”

South Jersey Geek Fest 2019

On April 20, 2019, the Woodbury Heights Community Center was home to the South Jersey Geek Fest for its one-day event which was action-packed with comics, art, video games, cosplay, collectibles, tabletop games, and more! With events like cosplay kickball, Super Smash Bros. tournaments, live music, and martial arts demos, South Jersey Geek Fest isContinue reading “South Jersey Geek Fest 2019”

CradleCon 2018 (Cradle of Aviation Museum, Long Island NY)

CradleCon is brand new non-profit comic, collectible, and pop culture convention at the Cradle of Aviation Museum (Long Island, NY). Sponsored by Best Comics International, all proceeds benefit the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s mission in supporting Education and Preservation Programs. And to kick off this first-ever con, CradleCon brought some amazing guests: Harmontown’s Dan HarmonContinue reading “CradleCon 2018 (Cradle of Aviation Museum, Long Island NY)”

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 amazingContinue reading “Spotlight: KSGeekMan (Ben AbuSaada)”