Review: Midwest Media Expo 2015


If there is one thing I truly enjoy. It is a great convention, the gathering of fans of tv, comics, movies,books and games alike can join together for epic memories. That is why I try to go to any con that invites me. Last month was Midwest Media Expo, and it was totally awesome. Here is my review of a fun weekend of guests, food and fun!

Kodak Moment #31

I got hundreds to thousands of photos through my life.  A lot of which would match up to stories here on Cowabunga Corner, but for one reason or another they are not chosen.  This does not mean that these photos are not worth sharing and do not hold stories of their own.  I would like to keep sharing what I can here on the site, so whenever I can I will share a photo and a story to go along with the photo.  If it’s a part of events that has been shared here, we will link back to the stories of the events themselves as well.  Hope everyone enjoys.  Today’s photo is from San Diego Comic Con 2013.

2015 Events - Toonseum TMNT Exhibit

It’s been awhile since I have written here, and I’m sorry about that.  My family has desperately needed me, and I’ve often said “family first” on all things.  So Cowabunga Corner has been one of the areas I had to step back from for a little bit to help my family get things in order.   While we’re still working on things, I’d like to do an update on things to come from Cowabunga Corner.  Hopefully soon! 

TMNT Live 1990 Auckland Aotea Centre New Zealand


So much Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stuff come out around the World.  These days it’s easier to hear about and see what is out there for Ninja Turtles.  Though back when the first big bang of TMNT fandom happened, it was not hard to miss out because of not seeing a News Paper artical or the event not even being in your country.  A lot of people seem to think I’ve seen and know of all things TMNT, when in truth I don’t think anyone has or could.  Which is why I love to share things new and old of Ninja Turtles here on Cowabunga Corner.  Today I’m sharing something old, but new to me.

Review: Lexington Comic Con 2015

One of the things that I enjoy most through the year is going to different conventions, meeting new guests and fellow fans.  I usually plan my conventions by the guest list, to make sure the event has something of interest, next I look at the location to see if friends can meet up and last I look at the events to see what is offered to do, so the cost just is not meant for a big dealer room.  Once all those line up to match my personal interest I decide if I’m going or not.  Lexington Comic Con this year fell into the batch of conventions that I wanted to go too.  With both their guest list and location working out well for me, I knew this would be a fun weekend.  Only one problem… another e

Lexington Comic Con: Saturday

Lexington Comic Con is an up and coming convention that has been growing yearly for the last few years. It originally started out as an idea as a Power Rangers convention for the creator’s son, though it developed into something more. While it brings in a lot of Power Ranger guests, including those from the original Japanese version, Lexington Comic Con also brings in a multitude of other talent from movie stars to voice actors to comic artists. Lexington Comic Con works to entice the crowd in every way possible.

Returning to Midwest Media Expo 2015


The past few years Cowabunga Corner has been invited to different events.  Getting to share collection pieces, talk with fellow Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans, and host panels.  One of those events really stood out, with how great the guests were treated, the variety of types of guests and events, and the mixture of panels that I got to take part in last year.  This was Midwest Media Expo, an event in Detroit Michigan meant for many different types of fandoms to come together as a community, for a fun weekend.  When they asked for me to return for 2015, I was happy to say yes.  Here’s a bit about  Midwest Media Expo.

Toy Fair 2015: Leatherhead's big year!

This past weekend was the annual event Toy Fair, in which various toy companies show off what they've got coming out throughout the year. This was a FANTASTIC year for Leatherhead! He has not one, not two, but FOUR toy events to celebrate!

Review: Starbucks Coffee Tasting 2015

Photo taken by Michele Ivey at Starbucks Tasting eventI often say that I like to try anything once as long as it won’t hurt me or anyone around me.  At the same time I have a really fussy taste bud.  Growing up there’s many things that I don’t like, which most of my friends enjoy from nuts, chicken to tomatoes.  If I don’t enjoy a food I do try to avoid it, ordering only things I know I’ll enjoy.  Coffee is one of those things I really do not like, I don’t know why but from smell to taste this daily drink is just something I never found myself enjoying.  So this may be found as a strange story for all of my friends, as I cover a Starbucks Coffee tasting event.

Toy Fair 2015: Tuesday Walkthrough


Toy Fair kept us busy for four days.  Visiting booths, seeing new toys and talking to interesting people.  This event inspires me every year to add more to Cowabunga Corner, wanting to share more passion towards the world of entertainment.  The best way to really share Toy Fair, is by doing these walkthroughs so people can get an idea of some of the stories that are coming up.  This is our walkthrough for the last day of Toy Fair, Tuesday February 17th, 2015.