Category: Conventions

Diane Franklin: From 80s Babe to ‘Amityville’

If you were a guy growing up in the 80s, you wanted to date her; and if you were a girl, you wanted to be her. Diane Franklin first lit up the silver screen in 1982 in the Boaz Davidson coming-of-age classic The Last American Virgin, playing conflicted transfer student Karen, whose complicated love triangle with good-hearted Gary and bad boy Rick took audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride all the way through to...

Anime NYC 2017

Anime NYC 2017, Powered By Crunchyroll, Event Schedule Now Live

Anime NYC invades the Javits Center this weekend, November 17 through November 19th, 2017, providing otakus which a plethora of panels, screenings and exhibits to check out throughout the weekend. Anime NYC, which is powered by Crunchyroll, is a new Japanese pop culture convention launching in New York City that promises to bring fans together with creators and companies from across America and Japan. Some events that stand out to me include†: Fullmetal Alchemist Premiere...

Now Hear This, Comedy Unfolds in New York

Drag queens in cotton candy wigs and aerodynamic heels strutted in to its massive atrium for the third annual RuPaul’s Drag Con at the Javits Center in New York. Just two flights down, quite a different scene was unfolding. Lined up patiently on the cavernous subterranean level, men with glasses and bookish women carrying tote bags stood quietly, starring at their phones, waiting to listen to podcasts. The second annual Now Hear This Podcast Festival,...

ThinkGeek PAX East 2017 Booth

PAX East 2017: ThinkGeek Exclusives

AX East invaded Boston this weekend. We got the chance to briefly chat with ThinkGeek to learn a bit more about the brand while getting the chance to check out some of their convention exclusives first-hand. They began in 1999 as an online hub for geek accessories. When ThinkGeek was purchased by GameStop last year, they were able to spread their online offerings to physical locations. Now with more than 20 locations across the US, ThinkGeek is able...

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Logo

Human by Design Conference Hits NYC

This week, CNN’s brand studio Courageous is partnering with Square Enix® to host a first-of-its-kind conference on human augmentation. The conference is being called Human by Design and will be held at the Paley Center* for Media in New York City this Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Human by Design will explore the intersection of technology and humanity with the objective of bringing together top minds to debate, question, and challenge what it means to be human.   Square Enix is aligning the Human by Design Conference to support...

Exploring the ‘Force’

The ‘Force’ is still strong nearly 40 years later. Star Wars has captivated the public’s imagination since the first (or IV’s) film debuted in 1977. Now, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters, the cultural phenomenon is once again sweeping the nation. Flying at warp speed off the screen, the franchise has taken on a life of it’s own inspiring multi-billion dollar merchandising deals and thousands of obsessive fans. Something in George Lucas’ films...

Wintercon 2015: Guests

Wintercon returns to the Resorts World Casino in NYC

  Wintercon returns to New York this month and can you believe it, tickets are still available! Wintercon can fulfill your Star Wars fix this December 5th and 6th at the Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, New York. With Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens due in theaters, Star Wars will be a huge part of this convention. The original Boba Fett from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Jeremy Bulloch, and...

Pax Prime 2015: A New D&D Experience in Sword Coast Legends

Interested in Dungeons & Dragons but lack the table space or committed group of friends to meet at one place at one time? If you have an Xbox One, PS4, or a capable PC, then Sword Coast Legends may just be the solution for you. We got to try it out for ourselves at Pax Prime and we liked what we saw so far. Brought to you by n-Space and Digital Extremes, Sword Coast Legends...

PAX Prime 2015: Cooler Master Shows Off MasterCase 5 & Pro 5

Time to bring out your inner builder! Cooler Master has been shelling out products to empower PC gamers and PC modding enthusiasts for quite a long time. They pumped out plenty of gamer-specific products with their CM Storm line. Now they are doubling down again on their focus to help both PC modding experts and novices alike build the PC tower of their dreams. Here at PAX Prime 2015, they are showcasing their most recent...

Pax Prime 2015: Razer Announces Wildcat Xbox One Tournament Grade Controller

Today at Pax Prime 2015, Razer announced the Razer Wildcat Tournament Grade Controller for Xbox One. Razer’s own unique counter to the Xbox One Elite Controller, the Razer Wildcat, features a bevy of functions and physical tweaks to establish itself as a proper tournament grade controller. Carbon steel necks for the analog sticks and optional additional aluminum triggers are just the start. The Razer Wildcat will come with a carrying case, optional rubberized palm grips,...

CES 2015 - TYLT

CES 2015: TYLT Highlights

International CES® 2015 was brimming with innovation. What we saw was that TYLT will continue to expand upon their sleek ENERGI line with a new sliding power case for iPhone 6. This sliding case comes with portable battery pack that you only slide on when needed. There’s no need to always have your battery pack connected to your phone anymore. Additionally, we even got a glimpse at the VÜ Wireless chargers in addition to the new BAND silicone watch band for the Moto 360.

#QirinCon 2014 in Photos

Qirin Con is finally upon us! Qirin Con is a Japanese culture, anime, and gaming convention run entirely by Pace University students and alumni at our New York City campus on Saturday, October 18, 2014. This free, one-day convention will feature interactive and discussion-based workshops on the art, craft, and enjoyment of anime and gaming culture, plus guest speakers on how to develop professional skills for anime- and gaming-related careers. Qirin Con will also include...