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A Pledge for SF/F Convention Accessibility

I don’t often post my “work” work on this blog, but recently I had the opportunity to conduct an interview on a topic that crosses my personal and professional interests: fan convention accessibility. A group of writers, creators, and fans are putting pressure on conventions that don’t take accessibility seriously. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention Accessibility Pledge...

ConBravo 2014: Vendor Profiles

This is part three of a three part series where Michael reviews his experiences as ConBravo. As has been evident in my Nerd Tour Of Toronto series, I am a big fan of gaming stores. They occupy an special place in nerd culture, where members of the community can gather to play games and share ideas. When I’m at conventions, I like to take some time  to talk to the vendors there to learn more...

ConBravo 2014: D&D Next First Impressions

This is part two of a three part series where Michael reviews his experiences as ConBravo.  I actually didn’t get a chance to play any of the multitude of table-top games available at ConBravo. Sad but true! However, former Spellstorm organizer Dominic Amann was running a newbie table of D&D Next and let me sit in for the first hour to learn the rules and get a feel for the system...