Review: Power Con 2013

Conventions are a great way to pass the time.  If you can find a con that covers something you enjoy, it becomes a pass time, a space for networking, learning and collecting.  Which is only a few of the reasons I highly encourage people to go to conventions.  Usually for me it’s running from one event to another in hopes to say hi to a few people along the way.  Power Con was no exception to that rule.  Being a guest did not make it any easier, as I had a booth to run and panels to host.  Here is a write up about Power Con.  Each panel that I went to will not only get their own write up, though the full panels will be uploaded with their reviews.

Turtle Van at Power Con

Power Con is coming up!  With so many awesome people going to be on the guest list.  In this video I get to take some time with Jason Ybarra who is one of the guests that will be at Power Con with his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle van.  Check out the video!

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Power Con 2013

Power Con is coming up this month.  So I wanted to say a few things about this for the fans who do not know what Power Con is.  This is a convention that covers He-Man, ThunderCats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Held in California this year it hosts over 30 TMNT guests alone.  It is the perfect event for fans to come to for the chance to meet some of the great talents that bring the Turtles to life in the different medias.  See rare items and hang out with fellow fans.  Here’s a bit of what I’m hoping to see with Power Con 2013.

Event Review: TMNT: NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES Signing w/writer Kenny Byerly!

IDW Publishing recently released the new Animated Adventures of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  This is a new comic book series based on the cartoon.  Much like Archie Comic’s had a comic based on the original cartoon series.  The second issue just came to stores last Wednesday and one Comic Book shop decided that this was something for the fans to celebrate in Pasadena, CA.  Collector's Paradise  did not just bring in the writer for the first two issues of these comics, though they managed to get a Turtle Van to have parked out front and two artist to come in and draw Turtles for the fans who showed up.  This was a welcome surprise to me, since I am currently staying in South Pasadena.  Here is my review of this fun meet and greet!

SDCCI: IDW TMNT Panel 2013

Comic Con International had four TMNT panels this year.  The first of these four was the IDW Panel based on the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman.  This panel was to discuss the future of the TMNT series, what we've known, what we don't know and where they're going.  How characters came into the story and how the story could change through the different writers.

Review: Comic Con International 2013

I would like to think that I have going to conventions down to an art form.  I’ve been one of the kids who grew up upon convention floors, running through Sifi, horror, comics, and anime cons.  I’ve done cosplay, panels, sold, shop, worked, and so much more.  Conventions is a high light that is to be enjoyed, an event where people who have a common interest can come together to embrace what makes them happy.  Though here comes Comic Con International.  The largest of the events I go too and one of the hardest one for me to get through.  With overnight camping, long lines, huge crowds, and cattle herding security.  This is my fifth time going to Comic Con International and I still need to find away to where I can handle this event to enjoy, instead of feeling like I’m always on the run.  Here is my review of San Diego Comic Con International 2013.

Review: Summer of Turtles at MOA

On June 30th 2013, I traveled with my dad to Nickelodeon Universe in Minneapolis, Minnesota to take part in a “Summer of Turtles” event. The Summer of Turtles consists of different events that take place on weekends during the summer. This particular event was the animation event. Michele told me about the event, and that she was going to be there with her sister Miki. I have always wanted to be an animator, and I hope to one day have a career in the animation industry. I knew I had to try everything I could to get there.

I initially planned to attend the event on Saturday, but all of the flights that morning had suddenly filled up, and I had no way of getting there. I talked with Michele, and planned on getting there the next day. Sunday Morning, we arrived at the airport. We had three chances to catch a flight and make the event on time. As luck would have it, we made the first flight, and we were on our way from Atlanta to Minneapolis.

Review: D-Lux Karate with Ernie Reyes Jr

When we cover events here at Cowabunga Corner it is normally planned in advance what event and where we need to travel to.  To see most actors from the Ninja Turtle films, we have to leave Michigan unless they’re coming to a local convention.  On Friday June 21st, 2013 I did not have any events planned out.  My family was just returning from a four night stay at a cabin, and before that Miki and I went out to PA for another gathering.  

2013 Summer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

2013 Summer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
at Nickelodeon Universe®

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 6, 2013) – Get ready for a Turtle take-over as Nickelodeon Universe® in Mall of America® hosts the Summer of Turtles June - August 2013 to celebrate the hit Nickelodeon TV series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT).”

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