Geeks fight back after journalist trashes con and shames cosplayers
Jul 4, 2015

It's geeks vs. journalist and the winner is nobody.

William Shatner talks the 'mythological component' of Star Trek convention fandom
Mar 12, 2015

Why do people go to Star Trek conventions -- or any convention, for that matter? William Shatner has a theory.

Things getting heated over Adam Baldwin's attendance at Australian con Supanova
Jan 23, 2015

A petition to keep Adam Baldwin from appearing at Australian con Supanova is closing in on its 5,000-signature goal.

The $17,000 Ball Pit -- how Dashcon went from Tumblr Con to Conning Tumblr
Jul 14, 2014

How a hilarious meme was born at a convention over the weekend, and how the consequences of that meme cost some geeks more than their dignity.

Tesla's 1901 vision for wireless power transmission is reborn
Jun 30, 2014

A Russian group wants to complete Nikola Tesla's century-old work on wireless power transmission.

Cosplayers: Dress for success for the largest purse prize this year
Feb 17, 2014

Cosplayers tend to compete for trophies, ego and a small cash prize. But at C2E2 2014, the stakes are a little higher.

4 awesome Star Wars recruiting posters urge you to join the fight
Dec 17, 2012

Gung-ho to defend the galaxy? Think you've got the heart to answer the call and crush the rebels or honor the evil Empire? If you need a little nudge, check out these four awesome Star Wars enlistment ads.

19 retro cosplay pics reveal how awesome we used to be in the '80s
Dec 16, 2012

Think your fuzzy Bantha getup or Elder Scrolls robe from last summer's Comic-Con was all the hype? You ain't got nothing on this nerdy crew of weekend sci-fi warriors proudly posing at 1980s' Westercon at the Hyatt International Hotel in Los Angeles.

Anime con may check attendees against sex-offender registries
Dec 15, 2012

Anime conventions are supposed to be a fun place to hang with like-minded fans, to watch videos, buy collectibles and engage in some cosplay. But sometimes, things can take a darker turn.

Darth Vader actor David Prowse BANNED from Star Wars cons
Dec 14, 2012

Darth Vader actor David Browse has been banned from attending Star Wars Celebration V according to a post on the actor's Web site.

Harlan Ellison says he's dying, plans last convention appearance
Dec 14, 2012

If you've been hoping for a chance to see Harlan Ellison in person, you'd better act fast—the legendary writer has announced he'll be making his final convention appearance at MadCon 2010, which begins tomorrow in Madison, WI. As for WHY this will be the writer's final con appearance, well, we'd better let him speak for himself.

Buy a Hugo Award nomination for $850. Win for $8,800.
Dec 14, 2012

Voting for the Hugo Awards kicked off in earnest on Jan. 6, when this year's nomination period officially began. Some people call the...