Browsing Category : Conventions

Thanksgiving Special 2017: All We Want for Christmas


Happy Thanksgiving! Here at Speculative Chic, we hope you are having a delightful day full of fun, food, and family. If none of those things sound appealing, or if you’re not in the United States, that’s okay, because we’ve got something to cheer you right up! In recent years, it’s become a thing for stores to open on Thanksgiving to…

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Convention Life: Con Prep, Con Crud, Con Drop


I’ve talked a lot about Conventions this past year and I’ve got one more set of important topics to touch on. You might hear some of these terms from seasoned con-goers: Con Prep Con Crud Con Drop The last two, especially, are things you’ll hear regular con-goers talk about. Prep is just really what happens before a convention and can vary,…

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Lane and Carey’s Worldcon Adventure


Speculative Chic is fairly new, but contributors Lane Robins and Carey M. Ballard already had plans to attend Worldcon (aka MidAmericon II), held from August 17-21 in Kansas City, Missouri. They share their thoughts, experiences, and advice below. What did we expect of the con? Lane: I attended primarily as a vacation, so I expected to meet up with a…

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