Field Trips

Field Trip: Detroit’s YOUMACON 2016

As October comes to a close and November settles in, thousands of fans of anime, video games, and nerd culture descend on downtown Detroit for YOUMACON, Michigan’s largest anime convention.  After a quick jaunt up I-75, my c...


Top 10 Celebrities We Bumped into at SDCC 2016

The San Diego Comic-Con is a magical place. Take away the body odor and the endless supply of egg farts and one may just say it’s heaven on Earth. It’s a chance for us plebeians to walk among the gods and goddesses of Holly...


Field Trip: YOUMACON 2015

This an account of a four day long convention.  If you are merely curious about specific features of the convention, the relevant paragraphs are in red, everything else is in black and covers my personal experiences at the con...



Field Trip: Big Wow ComicFest 2014

Despite a few minor hiccups (Mostly fart and pratfall related), this Old Timer would say that BigWow Comicfest 2014 was a rousing high-five of a success. Big Wow had many of the things I look for in a convention. Namely comics....


Field Trip: Detroit’s YOUMACON 2013

This is an account of a four day long convention. If you are merely curious about specific features of the convention, the relevant paragraphs are in red, everything else is in black and is a chronicle of my time at the con. No...


Field Trip: Sun King’s Flagon Slayer, A Beer for Gamers at Gen Con 2013

On the eve of Gen Con, the Sun King Brewery tapped their specialty brewed beer dubbed Flagon Slayer and shared their recent concoction with the people it was brewed for: Gen Con attendees. The official beer of Gen Con 2013, Su...



Field Trip: Indianapolis Gen Con Gaming Convention 2013

On August 15, 2013, Gen Con, the self proclaimed “best four days in gaming”, once again descended upon Indianapolis, Indiana, taking over downtown Indy and ruling it with D12’s in hand. For those of you not fa...


Field Trip: Dungeons & Dragons Game Night

Sharpen your blades. Tighten your chain mail. loosen up that quiver (eww). What I mean to say is exercise your dice shaking hand. Unbutton your belt and pants button (ya, you heard me). Sit your happy ass down and get ready to ...


Field Trip: Sac-Anime Convention 2013

Me and my friend Derek, who also happens to be a contributing writer/artist for this site, decided to pack our bags, hit the road, and head on over to the January 2013 edition of Sacramento California’s SACANIME CONVENTIO...



Field Trip: AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 Launch Party

Sure issue #0 came out last week, but that was a mere prelude to the kick ass Marvel summer event AVENGERS VS X-MEN which officially launches today with issue #1. I was lucky enough to be able to attend (yes alone) an amazing l...