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The Long-Expected Party comes to Maine unexpectedly

WHAT Bilbo Baggins's eleventy-first birthday party, a/k/a "The Long-Expected Party."
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By JACQUELINE LEAHY  |  September 21, 2012
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Photos: Boston Comic Con 2012

Die-hard fans packed the Hynes Convention Center for the Boston Comic Con on April 21-22, 2012.
Hynes Convention Center | April 21-22, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  April 27, 2012
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Photos: Day 1 of SXSW Music 2012

Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX and get hyped for the SXSW Music festival at the Austin Convention Centeron March 13, 2012.
Austin, TX | March 13, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012

Photos: Bloodfeast Halloween bash at Machine

Machine hosts the 8th annual Bloodfeast Halloween bash on October 29, 2011.
Machine | October 28, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  November 04, 2011

The dashing pirate of Providence

Casey Dorman of Providence was walking to work on the stone wharfs of Rockport, Massachusetts one day this summer when he crossed paths with Johnny Depp, fresh off another box-office conquest as Captain Jack Sparrow in the latest of the Pirates of the
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By MALCOLM BURNLEY  |  September 02, 2011
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Photos: Anime Boston 2011

Anime Boston , winner of the Best Nerd Gathering  award in the Phoenix Best 2011, takes over the Hynes Convention Center on April 22-24, 2011.
Anime Boston | Hynes Convention Center | April 22-24, 2011
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  April 29, 2011


Corsets, goggles, and game geeks in Warwick

Are you an aspiring warlord, dragon slayer or munchkin? Do you find Queen Victoria strangely sexy? Well TempleCon 2011 might be right up your alley.
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By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  January 28, 2011
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Photos: Arisia 2011

Sci-fi and fantasy fans attend Arisia 2011 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel at January 14-17, 2011.
Arisia 2011 | Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel | January 14-17, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 21, 2011
UPDATE -- Ashmont Moon Mystery: What about fried turkeys, now?

UPDATE -- Ashmont Moon Mystery: What about fried turkeys, now?


Peabody Square's Sleeping Moon (which snoozes on the plaza outside the Ashmont T station in Dorchester) is no stranger to festive adornment. The Santa hat...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 08, 2011
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Photos: New England Comic Con 2010

New England Comic Con at the Hynes Convention Center on October 15-17, 2010.
New England Comic Con, at Hynes Convention Center | October 15-17, 2010
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 22, 2010

Devil May Cry's Dante gets a makeover


The Devil May Cry trailer that caused all the trouble. Normally, my reaction to a Devil May Cry trailer is, "Mmm. Dante." Because normally, Dante...
By Maddy Myers  |  September 23, 2010


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Photos: ConnectiCon 2010

ConnectiCon, a multi-genre convention, took place at the Connecticut Convention Center on July 9-11, 2010.
  ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center | July 9-11, 2010
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 16, 2010
Boston Comic Con 2010: A Venn Diagram of Artists, Storytellers, & Fans

Boston Comic Con 2010: A Venn Diagram of Artists, Storytellers, & Fans


This Spiderman has an important message for cosplayers: stay hydrated! I've considered going to the New York or San Diego iterations of Comic Con --...
By Maddy Myers  |  April 12, 2010

Anime Boston '10: Improving!*


The Video Game Orchestra performs a Final Fantasy medley, and composer Nobuo Uematsu makes a surprise appearance Anime Boston, the largest Anime convention in the Northeast,...
By Maddy Myers  |  April 05, 2010
PAX East, Day Two: Best Games of All Time + Nerdcore Musical Guests

PAX East, Day Two: Best Games of All Time + Nerdcore Musical Guests


As I write this, I am waiting for the Video Game Orchestra to begin their set at Saturday night's concert – yes, this blog is...
By Maddy Myers  |  March 27, 2010
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Photos: Arisia 2010

The 21st annual installment of sci-fi convention Arisia
Arisia 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, January 15-18, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 22, 2010


Boston Comic Con & Monster March: this weekend!


Having never been to Boston's Comic Con before, I can't speak to what you should expect -- though their website should do the job for...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 23, 2009