Tagged: Florida SuperCon

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My ANNUAL LIST of FLORIDA GEEK EVENTS 2017

While I don’t blog as much as I used to, some traditions will just never die.  (Mainly because they are linked to my job in some what/shape/form.)  So, without further ado, here is my annual list of geek events in Florida that I’ve found for 2017.  As with last year,...

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My ANNUAL LIST of FLORIDA GEEK EVENTS 2016

YOU CAN FIND THE UPDATED 2016 LIST ON THIS POST: http://www.tomcroom.com/archives/11150 (I won’t be updating this specific post anymore.  Thanks!) The tradition continues!  Since the late 2000s, I have been posting a list of all the “geek” style events in my home state of Florida.  Why, you ask?  There are a...

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The Simplicity of “I’m Sorry”

You live long enough and you eventually learn the importance of integrity in people.  At the same time, you also learn that people are far from perfect and that many, many times they tend to make mistakes.  The concept of flawed human beings came late in my teens when I...

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Obligatory New Year’s Post! 2013 was amazing & horrible.

I’m pretty proud of the fact that I live my life like an adventure.  Each step I’ve taken on this meandering quest to not be normal has led me through a series of ups and down.  2013 really tops the charts for activity, though.  This past year I drove a...

Why we can’t have nice things (& why #anime conventions like @ChibiPa still don’t get it.) 4

Why we can’t have nice things (& why #anime conventions like @ChibiPa still don’t get it.)

Since the ripe old age of sixteen years old, I’ve been going to fan conventions.  For those of you that know me well, THAT’S A LONG FUCKING TIME.  (In short, I’m old.)  Over the years, I’ve worked hard to be less of a grumpy old man of anime and more...

The Year in Review or “WTF HAPPENED IN 2012?” 0

The Year in Review or “WTF HAPPENED IN 2012?”

This is that time of year when folks begin posting about how this year they’re planning on changing a zillion things and making thinks different somehow.  For me, though, I’m not looking forward to changing… I’m looking forward to continuing. 2012 was a hard year, but that’s not a bad thing....

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My ANNUAL LIST of FLORIDA GEEK CONVENTIONS 2013

Each year (well… almost – I think I skipped last year) I take the time to look at how many geek conventions currently exist “on the scene” in the land of Florida.  This was originally a list of only anime cons but with so many cons “featuring anime, too!” the...

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So why am I not a fan of a convention called Chibi-Pa?

Earlier this month I hosted a panel at Florida Supercon called “A History of Florida Anime Fandom.”  In the panel, I tell stories about anime fans in the age of anime clubs and VHS players to wide eyed locals.  Once I get through the initial dozen or so Florida anime...

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My #DragonCon 2010 Report, Part 1 of 3: The Good

Believe it or not, I normally don’t plan to go to Dragon*Con each year.  When I do go, I’m usually only there for a day or two at the most.  This year, though, I did the “full” Dragon*Con weekend experience by showing up on on the first day of the...

The Silence Before The Storm (@Dragon_Con, @AWAcon & @FLSuperCon) 38

The Silence Before The Storm (@Dragon_Con, @AWAcon & @FLSuperCon)

The beginning of August was pretty damn busy.  Wasabi Anime made an amazing appearance at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The rest of the month, though, has been (happily) convention free. Sometimes staying at home CAN be a vacation. Next month seems to be stacking up fairly fast.  My weekends...

Invader ZIM dancin’ like a monkey! 1

Invader ZIM dancin’ like a monkey!

For those of you that missed it here and here – Richard Horvitz was a guest at Florida Supercon the weekend before last.  He stopped by the Wasabi Anime Otaku Insomnia Rave dance party to say hi, and I brought him on stage with a cosplayer dressed as GIR.  Zaniness...

Joey & Tom’s Excellent #Botcon Adventure – this weekend! 0

Joey & Tom’s Excellent #Botcon Adventure – this weekend!

Let’s see… three weekends ago I was in Cancun.  The weekend after that: Orlando for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Last weekend?  Miami for Florida Supercon.  And now: I’m back in Orlando for Botcon. So myself, Joey Snackpants and special guest star and fellow Transformers geek Tentacle Chris will be...

Looking (and Sounding) Like a Geek for the Miami Herald… 2

Looking (and Sounding) Like a Geek for the Miami Herald…

So – there’s an article about Florida Supercon on the Miami Herald website that features a small video of the show.  Yes – that is my voice doing the voice over for it and (more importantly) that really is my hat: (Note: the video isn’t embeddable – so click here...

Florida Supercon is this weekend and… 2

Florida Supercon is this weekend and…

I’m swamped.  This weekend is going to be MAD busy with events and fun with some great guests (including my good friend Richard Horvitz who is coming to visit.) For that reason – there may not be a post a couple of days on the blog.  See you on the...