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A Whale (Shark) of a Tale

I would manage to be the guy to figure out a way to be attacked by a shark in the middle of Georgia, much less a whale shark that only eats plankton. Perhaps some background is in order? I love sharks. I really love sharks.

The Kansas City Shuffle

Ah, Kansas City. What a pearl you turned out to be. Known for its world famous barbecue, the birthplace of bebop, its scenic river walks and fountains, and a city that has played home to men as diverse as Ernest Hemingway, Walt Disney and President

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Top 10 Air Travel Tips

It’s no big secret that most people dread air travel. I’ve also never been a big secret that I have never been one of those people. I love flying. I think airports are great, from the people watching to the small thrill that comes from

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MystiCon 2016

After having made a small splash at my first MystiCon last year, to say nothing of having had a wonderful time, I made my way back to Roanoke for MystiCon 2016. MystiCon 2016 promised to be an eventual convention even a few months ago –

Wizard World Richmond 2015

Back in Richmond after a smashing first year for the convention, Wizard World Richmond was this past weekend. After a very successful first year, the Wizard World event returns to Richmond with some bigger names than before, and a bigger burden – with Ravencon leaving

RavenCon 2015

Its once more that time of year, when Richmond’s local sci-fi/fantasy/horror convention, RavenCon takes roost for the weekend, once again bringing several big name authors and industry bigwigs, along with thousands of genre fans to town. Watching RavenCon fill Richmond with genre buffs, tabletop gamers,

Wizard World Richmond 2014

For a city of its size, much less one with the active subcultures that it has, Richmond actually doesn’t have much of a convention scene. Aside from Ravencon – which for those who have never been, is well worth attending – we have a handful