Posts Tagged 'Comics and Popular Arts Conference'



Another Dragon*Con 2012 Price Hike

Dragon*Con will be held Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.

If you still haven’t gotten your 2011 Dragon*Con badge, what are you waiting for? You’ve only got one week left to get yours at the current price of $80. After Wednesday, February 15th, the price is going up to $90 a piece. Save yourself 10 bucks and buy yours in the next week!

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Dragon*Con 2012 Price Increase

Batman riding in the Dragon*Con parade

Hello, fair reader! I just wanted to give you a friendly reminder that you only have one week left to buy your 2012 Dragon*Con badge for $70. After next Tuesday, November 15th, the price goes up to $80. Continue reading ‘Dragon*Con 2012 Price Increase’

Dragon*Con 2011 Highlights

Patriot, Hulking, & Wiccan cosplay at Dragon*Con 2012

As previous mentioned, Dragon*Con went well. There’s so much going on that I always feel like I’m missing something, but I did manage to make it to a few Comics & Popular Arts Conference presentations. Theresa Fine-Pawsey’s “Incognegro and the Legacy of Lynching” and¬†Christopher Belanger’s
“Counterfactual Cognition and Ethical Dilemmas: Lessons from Duncan The Wonder Dog” were both quite interesting despite the fact that I Continue reading ‘Dragon*Con 2011 Highlights’

My 2011 Dragon*Con Presentation

Myself and the Crimson Crusader

Dragon*Con weekend went extremely well. I would like to thank the wonderful audience who came out for my¬†Comics & Popular Arts Conference presentation on Sunday morning. Despite Saturday night being the biggest party night of the con, Continue reading ‘My 2011 Dragon*Con Presentation’

Today is Dragon Con 2011!

It is time!

Every year I swear that next year I’ll be more organized. Every year I say that I won’t stay up the night before packing. Yet somehow I never manage to get any sleep the night before Dragon*Con.

It’s ok, I’ll sleep when the con is over.

Speaking of the con, Continue reading ‘Today is Dragon Con 2011!’

The Fate of this Awesome Journey

As you know, I started Journey into Awesome to chronicle my research process as I got ready for the Comics and Popular Art Conference at this year’s Dragon*Con. Well, the con is almost here and I’ve been pondering the fate of this blog.

I have decided that after Dragon*Con I’m going to continue my research into the world of real life superheroes and keep the blog going. However, since there are so many comic related topics that I want to discuss, I’ve decided to broaden the blog’s scope a bit.

Now this won’t be the place to talk about who punched who. There are already plenty of sites like that. I’ll be researching and discussing sociopolitical issues, gender representation in comic, and things of that nature.

I hope you’ll continue reading through the transition. I’m really excited about the possibilities and I hope you are too.

What kind of comic related topics would you like to see discussed? Let me know in the comments and maybe I’ll do a little research.

Why Wear a Mask?

Why does Phoenix Jones wear a mask?

You know what a real life superhero (RLSH) is, but why do they do it? What’s the point of a mask? According to Phoenix Jones there are several reasons.

1.) Protects Identity – This may seem ridiculous, but Phoenix claims it can actually be a real problem. He says that when he started patrolling sans suit, people started to recognize him as “that guy who breaks up fights.” Now with the anonymity granted to him by his mask, he can live a normal life when not on patrol.

2.) Physical Protection – This is another practical purpose as many RLSHs include protective gear as part of their suits. Phoenix’s uniform incorporates bulletproof material, as well as stab plates. Continue reading ‘Why Wear a Mask?’

Tickets and a Book

Autobiography by James F. Phillips

Today my Dragon*Con tickets arrived. Physically holding the tickets is both exciting and a bit daunting. It’s my first year speaking at the con and I still have so much information to organize.

Speaking of more information to organize, I also discovered that my copy of Raising Kane: The Fox Chronicles has arrived. It’s the autobiography of one James F. Phillips who is more commonly known by his alter ego: The Fox. Continue reading ‘Tickets and a Book’

Super Amigos: A Film Review and Discussion

The social wrestlers from Super Amigos from left to right: Ecologista Universal, Super Animal, Super Barrio, Super Gay, and Fray Tormenta (not pictured)

If you haven’t seen the 2007 film Super Amigos let me strongly recommend checking it out. It is a must see for anyone interested in the real life superhero movement. Continue reading ‘Super Amigos: A Film Review and Discussion’

I Can Haz Acceptance Letter?

Dragon*Con is held September 2-5 in Atlanta, Georgia

Yep, I recently received my acceptance email to present at the 4th Annual Comics and Popular Arts Conference at this year’s Dragon*Con. Last year I was so impressed with a session called Comics, Gender, and the Body that for the rest of the convention all I could think about was submitting an abstract for next year’s conference. Continue reading ‘I Can Haz Acceptance Letter?’


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