Elizabeth and Kori are back having recovered from post-con crud after an amazing weekend at ClexaCon! We’re talking cons, from the highs of ClexaCon to the weekend debacle of Universal FanCon, and what to and not to do.
*Editor’s Note: With new information available, we’d like to correct what we’d initially reported for the WICOMICON pop-up event. Universal FanCon attendees with proof of ticket will only be charged $5 for admission.
Below are the tweets and threads mentioned in the podcast, and we’d like to encourage you to take a look at the vendors we’ve posted on The Fandomentals twitter account. Please support them if you can after this trying weekend!
— The Nerds of Color (@TheNerdsofColor) April 21, 2018
Our official statement on the status of Universal FanCon, including FAQ can be found at: https://t.co/Q17gkWzko7
— FanCon (@UniversalFanCon) April 21, 2018
The line we were given was essentially ‘we couldn’t give you the Con we imagined so we bailed’
And that is hurting a LOT of people. Because what about the con we were thinking of? The small nerdy con that was going to be the blerdest twitter meet ever?
— 35 yrs of Bitchcraft&Niggatry (@ArnicaxRoss) April 21, 2018
I’m having an increasingly difficult time seeing a world in which FanCon is able to provide the experience they promised people who bought tickets at any time. I hope I’m wrong. I’m still rooting for this con.
— Jeremy Whitley @ MomoCon (@jrome58) April 21, 2018
So, Thai Pham who was until today listed as VP of Conventions Operation and Entertainment on the #FanCon site actually has a history of running kickstarters for cons that never happen.
— Jaz (@jazmine_joyner) April 21, 2018
I shelled out $2,362.18 to build a civic engagement booth for #UniversalFanCon that would allow participants to register to vote, recruit their networks and other civic engagement activities
— L. Joy Williams (@ljoywilliams) April 20, 2018
UPDATE: Wellllp it’s looking like these two events are definitely linked, thanks to this little mishap in the questionnaire that #UniversalFanCon sent out to all of its guests, GOOD LORDT
If you were a guest, you were most likely emailed this exact formhttps://t.co/DKMQkd5gFW
— Jonna 🦎 (@jonnabutts) April 22, 2018
Game of Thrones Rewatch Season 1 Podcast
Julia and Kylie welcome snobby book fans Caroline and Jana to discuss Season 1 as a whole after participating in the GoT rewatch project: The Wars to Come. This is objectively the best season, so everyone’s happy, right? Right? This is what happiness feels like!
Listen below, subscribe/listen on iTunes (the newest episode is updated in the app, even if not on the site yet), subscribe to our RSS feed, search for “Unabashed Book Snobbery” in any podcast app, or download an MP3 of this episode here (go to ‘show all’).
This episode’s opening is the “Book Snob Sing-a-long” by the Metro Gnomes, and cloeses with a saltarello by Dalriada, available for purchase on Amazon.
- 0:00 – Introduction and musings on The Wars to Come;
- 13:00 – General highlights and lowlights;
- 30:45 – Best/worst episodes and scenes;
- 57:00 – Cracks in the plaster;
- 1:16:45 -Things the show improved/adaptational decisions;
- 1:36:00 – Our 8th grade book report
Find a Family on the Fandomentalist
- 0:00 – Fandom news 7/9/18 edition
- 20:15 – Found families in media
- 40:00 – Which Disney princess would make the best babysitter?
- 54:55 – Disappointed dads
- Our Steven Universe tag for latest episode reviews
- The Fandomentalist Wonders if Rose Quartz is Literal Garbage
- ‘Getting There’ Takes us for a Ride
- Complicated Familial Dynamics Abound on The Fandomentalist
- Are We Ready to Admit that ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ was a Hot Mess?
- Breath of the Wild’s Tragic Princess Zelda
- Separated at Draft: Asami Sato and Kate Kane