GiN Reporter Michael Major had one overarching goal at the Baltimore Comic-Con: to find the creator of a most beloved comic book series, Tony Isabella of Black Lightning fame. Find out how his noble quest unfolded. Spoiler alert: Tony is a great guy who happily granted us an interview after we caught him.
While many Comic Cons have turned into a celebration of all things geek culture, the Baltimore Comic Con remains true to its comic book roots. You can find other cool things there too, but also lots of comic book greatness, which makes this a show no comic book fan should ever miss.
This weekend will see the Baltimore Comic-Con return to Baltimore’s inner harbor for one of the biggest comic-cons on the East Coast. GiN will have reporters covering the show again this year. Check out the many celebrity guests also in attendance!
Only in its second year, Blerdcon, short for Black Nerd Convention, highlights people of color, LGBTQ, women and those with disabilities active in nerd culture such as anime, cosplay, gaming, comics, fantasy and sci-fi. Find out how it went this year in our report.
Only in its second year, BlerdCon has all the makings of a major show along the lines of a Comic-Con. They have great panels, a full vendor section, and lots of costumed fans who all seemed to be having a great time in a very inclusive and welcoming environment.
The Serious Play Conference that ran from July 10th through 12th in Manassas, Virginia drew in attendees from all over the country, all excited to learn about how gamification is changing how we do things.
Forgoing the glitz and flash of some of the other console companies and game makers, Nintendo instead opted to put together a video showcasing all their pending games. The packed presentation includes DAEMON X MACHINA, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna, Pokéball Plus, Super Mario Party, Fire Emblem Three Houses, Fortnite, Overcooked 2, Super Smash Bros and much more.
Starting their show inside a large gothic tent that resembed a church, Sony decided to focus on mostly games that we knew, but wanted to learn more about, plus a few surprises. These included The Last of Us 2, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Days Gone, Twin Mirror, Resident Evil 2 and more.
Fresh off of what most people said was a total win at E3 2017, Ubisoft launched this years show with a bang and a party of dancing pandas and characters celebrating Just Dance 2019. We also got to see new Beyond Good and Evil 2 footage, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, The Division 2, Skull and Bones and more!
Everyone was waiting for Bethesda to reveal Fallout 76, and they did. But they also brought along some friends, like DOOM Eternal, Prey: Mooncrash, Quake Champions, RAGE 2, Starfield, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Fallout Sheter for the PS4 and Switch for free, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and more!