Archive for July 2010

A dream come true for a Smallville fangirl

A dream come true for a Smallville fangirl
For the past 9 years, I’ve been a loyal fan of Smallville. Few shows have an opportunity to have the longevity that Smallville has had. With the 10th and final season starting up this fall, the Smallville crew is expected to give the fans an ending to remember. Is this not like some weird alternate... Read more »

Dragon*Con: The ultimate pop culture convention

Dragon*Con: The ultimate pop culture convention
DragonCon is by far the largest convention I’ve ever gone to. It takes place every year during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. I like to think of DragonCon as a cosplayers’ convention. There is absolutely no limit to what costumes you’ll see on the convention floor. Because DragonCon is a multi-genre event, the costumes... Read more »

Tyrese tweets from the Transformers 3 set

Tyrese tweets from the Transformers 3 set
I’m slowly becoming a fan of Twitter. I’m still figuring out the trending topics, and the Follow Fridays, and all that jazz. Celebrities, on the other hand, are pretty well versed when it comes to tweeting. One of the stars of Transformers 3 has been tweeting up a storm with some exclusive behind the scenes... Read more »
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Nash visits the Transformers 3 set

Nash visits the Transformers 3 set
Well, it has been on eventful weekend for yours truly. Friday was my college graduation, which was a long time coming, and Saturday I visted the set of Transformers 3. Michael Bay and his crew have been taking over the streets of Chicago for a week now, and after seeing everyone’s pictures from last week,... Read more »

The Bumblebee Bug

The Bumblebee Bug
If any of you have seen my car, you would think I have some weird obsession with robots. Well, you’d be correct. I drive the Bumblebee Bug, a yellow 2006 Volkswagen Beetle heavily inspired by the Autobot. When it was time for me to make my very first car purchase, I was excited to actually... Read more »

Run-in with a Decepticon on I-94

Run-in with a Decepticon on I-94
Last night, I believe I was driving alongside a Decepticon from the Transformers 3 movie. It was dark, but I distinctly saw the words “Safeguard” and Decepticon symbols. I’m a new fan to Transformers myself, so I’m not as well versed in all the back stories and names of the robots. So after some extensive... Read more »
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Cosplay Kids

Cosplay Kids
The cosplay community is a very diverse one. People of all ages and sizes come out to show off their costumes. A friend of mine turning 30 thought that he might be getting too old to cosplay. You’re never too old to cosplay. You get gray hair, then you cosplay Gandalf or Obi-Wan Kenobi. Even... Read more »

Traditional Treasures

Traditional Treasures
Besty and Warren Urbik There is a soft place in my heart for couples who can work and cosplay together. At Cyphan I had an opportunity to meet Betsy and Warren Urbik from Machesney Park, IL. They’ve been together for almost 20 years, and they actually met doing medieval reenacting. When I met them they... Read more »

Pokemon: The game that rules my life (VIDEO)

Pokemon: The game that rules my life (VIDEO)
I’m all about the Pokemon! It’s not just a kid’s game anymore. I think it’s safe to classify this as an obsession. My Pokewalker is always clipped to my belt every single day. I’ll stay up late training Pokemon just so I can beat the next gym leader. I keep my Nintendo DS in my... Read more »
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I chopped off all my hair!

I chopped off all my hair!
It has been one hell of an emotional journey. Some people don’t understand how hard it is for a black woman to decide to embrace her natural hair (when said woman has been chemically straightening her hair her entire life). Every hair commercial I see has women with flowing bouncing hair that moves. My hair... Read more »