RavenCon: Born in Richmond, Thriving in Williamsburg

I remember a time when the idea of a science fiction convention in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia, was a pipe dream. That was what two guys in a car heading to North Carolina were lamenting about back in 2005—why didn’t Richmond, the capital city of Virginia, have its own science fiction convention? These two […]

Pop Culture Meets Charity at WhedonCon

I was recently listening to the Dumbbells and Dragons podcast. I got totally excited when I saw that Kenny (Rotter, the host) was recording an interview with Christopher Cullen. Christopher is one of the folks representing WhedonCon. What’s that? WhedonCon is a Whedonverse convention, designed by fans for fans,. It aims to harness the power […]

Learn Motion Capture Acting with the Mocap Vaults

Motion Capture acting is completely mainstream. Major characters in sci-fi films and TV shows are portrayed by mocap actors. Video games rely on Mocap to make athletes, monsters, fighters and aliens more realistic. It’s almost tough to find a major project that doesn’t a mocap character. If you want to learn more about this acting […]

Welcome to Treklanta, Georgia

It’s April, and that means it is once again time for Atlanta, GA to transform…into Treklanta! Hosted by the USS Republic NCC-1371, Treklanta is an annual science fiction convention dedicated to space opera in general and Star Trek in particular. This convention places special emphasis on fan-based events, activities, programming and productions. Treklanta is the […]

The Convention Survival Pack

Convention season is in full swing. We here at the Nerd Out Blog are interested in making your convention experience a positive one. To that end, we polled members of the Nerd Out Squad with a simple idea. Everyone should have the essentials at a con or festival. If you were building your Convention Survival […]

What’s Going on at WonderCon?

Spring has sprung and in Anaheim, California, that means one big thing: WonderCon! Yes, WonderCon 2017 is almost here and it promises to be an epic event. The three-day convention boasts a broad roster of guests. The schedule includes a huge slate of games and panels. There’s plenty for the kids to do, and an […]

The Largest VR Expo Heads to Los Angeles

VRLA is heading for Los Angeles! This mind-blowing virtual and augmented reality conference will be taking place April 14 and 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center! Hear from the greatest minds in immersive tech. Check out hundreds of VR and AR experiences. As well as installations for gaming and media enthusiasts. VRLA 2017 Discount! Don’t […]

The Force is Strong at Star Wars Celebration

Springtime in Orlando, Florida brings several things each year. Tourists flock to Disney and Universal Studios. The flowers bloom. Star Wars fans from all over the planet flock to Star Wars Celebration. Star Wars Celebration The event boasts celebrities and media guests, fan groups like the 501st, and more. Fan-led panels and tables fill the […]

New England Celebrates Super Megafest

April is just around the corner, and that means Super Megafest once again comes to New England. 2017 promises to bring the biggest Super Megafest ever. The event includes a laundry list of celebrities, artists, wrestlers, authors, models and cosplayers. Hosted at the Royal Plaza Trade Convention Center, the fest is 100,000 square feet of […]