Tag Archives: BotCon

Rights and Wrongs

I’ve been thinking about free speech a lot lately. It seems there are people out there who think they can say anything they want, without any repercussions. To a degree, that’s true, but not entirely. Free speech means the government … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart

You have no idea. Now, you remember on Tuesday that I let everyone know that BotCon was making its triumphant return after leaving us unceremoniously in 2016. I was excited; holy slag, was I ever excited to hear this news. … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years Thirty Five Thoughts #18: The Phoenix Rises

Yesterday, a little something was posted on Facebook; since WordPress is giving me a bit of grief posting what I want, I’m going to simply link to the Allspark. But Karl Hartman had quite the announcement yesterday. If you don’t … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years Thirty Five Thoughts #15: High Rollers

A few days ago at work, I noticed something. Next to the time clock was a flyer; it trumpeted the yearly holiday party for employees and this year’s theme was, of all things, Casino Night. There would even be a … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years Thirty Five Thoughts #11 – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s December, which brings thoughts of Santa Claus, holly berries, mistletoe, festive lights and gifts. Well, for most people, anyway. For me, December meant one thing and one thing only: BotCon. For many years, the main announcement–of the location and … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years – Thirty Five Thoughts #10: A Small Affair

The advertisement was small, a tiny image on the page of a Lee’s Action Figure Digest. But a friend of mine spotted it and said, “You know there’s going to be a Transformers convention, right?” I was stunned. No, I … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years – Thirty Five Thoughts #9: Much Ado About BotCon

It’s a journal entry that makes me see red every time I read it; on an early summer day in 1997, I wrote about BotCon. I wanted to go that year and had been planning on making it to the … Continue reading

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