In late September of 2018, All Cool Things™ attended MegaCon Tampa 2018 in Tampa, Florida. MegaCon 2018 was not like most cons we have attended as it seemed to have a strong element of horror and fans of horror.
There were many special headlining guests but I found the con to be lacking. It was very expensive to get autographs and signed pictures and the accommodations for food could have been handled much better. On Sunday, lines lasted for hours just to get a $10 confection burger and fries or con pizza. There were also a lot fewer attendees than I expected.
By the way, I was very impressed with the Teddy Bear Walker Girl. When I commented on how well her face looked like a zombie, her mother replied, “Oh that’s how she usually does. That’s just teen angst!” When they walked away, sure enough, that’s just how she still looked.
November 10, 2018, Battle & Brew hosted a Western Cosplay Night and Contest, probably in honour of Red Dead Redemption 2’s release. I was pleasantly surprised by the service and friendliness of a lot of the staff, many of which were new to me. If Battle & Brew keeps this up, I think they will find themselves with a lot of new customers.
All Cool Things™ showed up at Toylanta 2019 to help Ruff Edges promote their Cartersville Comic Con in mid-September. We really didn’t get a chance to experience it for fun, but I can tell you that this is one of those shows that I wouldn’t call a convention. it’s pretty much a gathering of vendors. Now, I’m not trying to put Toylanta on blast or anything. I think the attendees totally knew what they were coming to, and they did indeed come for the deals!
On April 13, 2019 Battle & Brew had a Game of Thrones Cosplay Night in honour of Sunday’s premier of the final season of GoT. Not a lot of people showed up for the cosplay contest, but the food and service was great. Battle & Brew also had a full house for the gaming, so business was all around great. Battle & Brew also had a few new items on their menu.
Battle & Brew did not disappoint with their Marvel Cosplay Night! The atmosphere was alive with some of the greatest heroes on the printed page and movie screen, and so many of the contestants received prizes, it seemed more like a party on the house! Plenty of great food and great folks; it was a great night at Battle & Brew.
Battle & Brew hosted an event to lighten the passing of Dragon Con this year by holding a cosplay party and contest. Battle & Brew surprised me yet again by making more additions and improvements that included a Dance Fever-esque light up dance floor what was the shining centerpiece of the party! I was a little disappointed that they did away with their open-faced Prime Rib sandwich platter, but I finally got the chance to enjoy their Tri-Force Nachos and Dragon Talons. Battle & Brew has gone from a hit or miss place to an all-around good time!