Events

Paranorman Green Carpet Event

Since I’ve left Michigan I have not been to any movies, though on August 5th we did go to a movie event, at least in the fan area.  Right now Miki and I are in California to work on getting TMNT stories for future episodes of Cowabunga Corner.  Though we do other things when we get the chance, and Miki found that the movie Paranorman had a movie premiere at Universal City Walk.  This was the big one, where the stars of the movie would be walking the carpet.  So we decided to go, bringing some friends to see which actors were going to be there.

Review: Comic Con International 2012

Comic Con International is one of the largest conventions in the United States.  While it’s huge and filled with events, every year it gets bigger with a huge dealer rooms and many different types of panels.  Though this convention, if you ask me, is too huge.  So I only go there when I know there’s an event I can not miss, like any Ninja Turtle event.  For the fourth time, I’ve traveled out to San Diego California for the cattle herding event, as I knew Nickelodeon was going to do something for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series coming this fall.

Review: Fright Night 2012

One of the things I do often is go to conventions.  I find it very cool to meet the actors behind the tv shows and movies that I enjoy.  It's neat to hear their stories, and through conventions, I often find new things to check into.  So when I heard of Fright Night Film Fest in Louisville, KY with guests such as Corey Feldman and Sean Astin, I knew this could be a convention I was interested in attending.  I chose this convention to be the beginning of my cross country trip to San Diego for Comic Con International 2012.  Here is my review of Saturday, June 30th at Fight Night Film Fest!

Friend Memories #2

I’ve written about bullies and shared some of the bad stuff that I’ve been through.  Though while it’s easy to write and complain about people, sometimes we forget to cherish those that we have.  So I’m going to take time and do write ups about friends that have come into my life who I still know and hang out with to this day and how these people were able to see through the lies and cruelty of those others around us, and get to know me for who I am.  This friend was introduced to me from my friend, Belle, and end up becoming one of my closes friends.

World Steam Expo 2012 Review

This last month, I went to the World Steam Expo in Dearborn, Michigan.  This is a great event held yearly based around the fandom of Steam Punk with guests, panels, concerts and a great dealer room.  This is Cowabunga Corner's second year covering the World Steam Expo.  We arrived at the event on Friday and spent the full weekend floating around checking out different events and talking to many people.

Turtle Con 2003 - Fan Booth

When we did Turtle Con 2000, the original plan was to make money to keep doing the booth each year.  Though we did not make money.  In 2001 we held the booth again, but less people came and it still cost as much to hold.  So in 2002 we skipped out on doing a booth at the convention.  When 2003 rolled around we discussed the idea of doing a convention booth for the return of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  So we pulled the money together and did a weekend of friends that took a lot of work and was a lot of fun.

Review: London Comic Con 2012

My name is Koen, from Belgium. I went to Comic Con London for the exclusive Ninja Turtles event and mainly to meet and greet with Kevin Eastman and Michael Sinterniklaas.  Here is my write up about the event .

When I got to the event, I expected it to be a big deal because in Belgium Comic Con does not exist.  I was lucky there was a Ninja Turtles event or else I would be out of there in about an hour, simply because it was pretty small and had a lot of the same things like games, anime and very few merchandise dealers.  In the whole event I only found one thing Ninja Turtles related.  The event was also way too overcrowded for what it was.

Words and Pictures Membership Party 1997

In honor of it being Kevin Eastman’s Birthday, a week from today, I would like to share one of my many stories of a time I met up with Kevin.  Today’s story goes back to 1997 at the Words & Pictures Museum.  It was time for the Words & Pictures membership party and a handful of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans from the TMNT-L mailing list decided to meet up for the event this year.  It was a busy weekend.  On Thursday, Kevin was doing a speech about his life at the museum and we also had the airing of the second episode of the Next Mutation that Friday.

Review: Motor City Comic Con 2012

Every year I go to Motor City Comic Con.  It’s one of the smaller conventions that I go to.  I started going here in 1997 and have made many friends at this event over the years.  In fact, my friends are the only reason I still go to the event.  They don’t really have a lot of stuff there that holds my attention anymore as their guests charge for autographs, their panels are hard to hear in, and they’re overpriced for this size of an event.  Though I still manage to get into the show every year to see a few dealers and guests who’ve become my friends through the years.

Review "Michigan Action Figure Expo" 2011

On May 5th, 2012, I packed up handful of my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection and traveled to Battle Creek, Michigan for the Michigan Action Figure Expo.  We got to our hotel on Saturday, and came in to start getting things set up for the event on Sunday.  After getting things in order, we headed back to our hotel to wake up early on the 6th, so that we could get the collection on display before the crowd showed up.

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