Spotlight: MattApplegateDraws (Matt Applegate)

Today’s Spotlight is on the one and only Matt Applegate! Matt Applegate, or MattApplegateDraws, is an amazing artist from Kentucky. He creates photorealistic portraits typically on trading card sized stock and has worked on licensed properties like Star Wars, Stranger Things, and Marvel through trading card companies like Topps and Upper Deck Entertainment. When heContinue reading “Spotlight: MattApplegateDraws (Matt Applegate)”

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”

Mainframe Comic Con 2020

Mainframe Comic Con was an online convention hosted by Chicago Comics boasting “the largest celebrity event of the season” with special guests from movies, television, and comic books! With the theme of “Stay Home & Nerd Out”, Mainframe Comic Con offered 20+ hours of streaming content and 50+ guests donating their time to charity, andContinue reading “Mainframe Comic Con 2020”

HomeCon 2020

HomeCon is exactly what the name implies: a convention hosted & attended from the comfort of your own home! The brand new online convention debuted in light of the quarantining & self-isolating happening all over the world. Because of all the individuals staying home, and to help close the gap of not meeting in personContinue reading “HomeCon 2020”

New York Comic Con 2019

New York Comic Con returned to the Javits Center from October 3-6, 2019 and it was bigger than ever! Occupying not only the main convention center, The Manhattan Center, and Madison Square Garden, but now Hudson Yards Park as well, NYCC was absolutely packed with special guests, content, exclusive products, and so much more! WithContinue reading “New York Comic Con 2019”

New York WinterCon 2018 (Resorts World Casino, Jamaica, NY)

WinterCon returned to the Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, NY on December 1 & 2 with a slew of celebrity guests, artists, and vendors. Taking over the sixth floor of the casino, the convention boasted numerous reunions and rare appearances from the science fiction genre: a Lexx reunion (Brian Downey, Xenia Seeberg, Michael McManus, EllenContinue reading “New York WinterCon 2018 (Resorts World Casino, Jamaica, NY)”

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest NJ 2018

Year four at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest and this time they’ve upgraded the venue! I was really pleased to find out that the makers of Walker Stalker Con moved HVFF from the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison! The space was large, there was plentyContinue reading “Heroes & Villains Fan Fest NJ 2018”

ComiCONN 2018 (Foxwoods Resort Casino)

ComiCONN, “A Show For The Fans By The Fans!”, was back at Foxwoods Resort Casino on June 30 & July 1 for their 9th convention. I was able to attend and had a great time scouring the show floor, checking out various panels, and meeting celebrity guests likeย Robert Englund (the original Freddy Krueger), Kane HodderContinue reading “ComiCONN 2018 (Foxwoods Resort Casino)”

My Top 5 Super Bowl LII Commercials

Last year, I picked my 5 favorite commercials from the Super Bowl so I thought I’d do that again this year. Congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles! Super Bowl LII was a tight game and entertaining from beginning to end – this includes the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake (no surprise appearanceContinue reading “My Top 5 Super Bowl LII Commercials”

Stranger Things 2 Spoiler-Free Review

This spoiler-free review is not brought to you by Kellogg’s Eggo waffles. Almost a year after the events of Stranger Things 1 (2016), the second season of the Netflix supernatural science-fiction series revisits the mysterious town of Hawkins, Indiana. You can then imagine my confusion when I hit “Watch Season 2 Now” and my NetflixContinue reading “Stranger Things 2 Spoiler-Free Review”

New York Comic Con 2017

It’s that time of year again for the biggest pop culture event on the East Coast! This marks my 6th year attending New York Comic Con, home to theย latest in comics, video games, movies, toys, anime, and much more! If you’ve only attended small cons before, New York Comic Con is exactly the same… exceptContinue reading “New York Comic Con 2017”

Spotlight: CreeesArt (Creees HyunSung Lee)

Today’s Spotlight is on a great artist I’ve had the privilege of meeting many times at comic cons all over the area. Creees HyunSung Lee, or CreeesArt, is a freelance comic artist with a background in cartooning from New York City’s School of Visual Arts, one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.Continue reading “Spotlight: CreeesArt (Creees HyunSung Lee)”