Nerd∙ily’s Niceties of May

Welp, I dropped the ball on April’s edition, but I’m coming back strong from May! This particular month featured some of the most fun posts I’ve written–plus a kickass giveaway. Get ready, because we’re going to have a good time reminiscing today on Nerd∙ily’s Niceties! Nerding Out at Work: Style Guide Working two jobs, I…

Con-nanigans: Anime Central 2016

What are con-nanigans?  It’s a compound of “convention” and “shenanigans,” and con-nanigans occur at—you guessed it—conventions. This past Saturday, I partook in a round of con-nanigans at Anime Central (or ACen). And boy, was it an experience! In my neck of the woods, there are three big conventions to attend: C2E2, Wizard World Chicago, and…

Nerd•ily’s Niceties of March

Welcome back to Nerd•ily’s Niceties with my favorites from March! March was such an eventful month that I had a hard time finding a place to start for this post. But hopefully that means that this post will be all the more entertaining! From comics to conventions, March was full of excitement. Maybe you’ll agree as…

C2E2 Week Guest Post: The Geek Anthropology of Cosplay

C2E2 is finally upon us, and I have another phenomenal installment of our C2E2 Week guest post lineup! Today, I present dePepi; she’s a blogger, geek anthropologist, and a member of Loki’s Army. She’s here today with a special–and important–post about cosplaying as a fundamental aspect to geek anthropology. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!…

C2E2 Week Guest Post: Essential Con Style Guide

Welcome back, Nerds! Today, I am thrilled to share with you a post by the lovely Jordandené! Jordan is a blogger and entrepreneur who produces some of the coolest, cutest geeky apparel. If you’re intrigued, you should be! You can find her shop here. Jordan has expertly compiled various convention style looks to help you…

C2E2 Week Guest Post: Con Crunch Crazies

Welcome to Day 1 of C2E2 Week! For the next few days, Nerd•ily will play host to several incredible guest writers for the occasion. In today’s installment, we have the wonderful Sadie Geerligs of Sadie by Design. Sadie is a cosplayer and YouTuber who competes, judges, and fights crime on the side. All of her…

Becoming Data Pt. 2

Well friends, we are officially a week away from C2E2! There are lots of exciting things going on in the meantime, and next week’s posts will be spectacular. Some of my blog buddies agreed to help me out, and are writing guest posts for C2E2 Week! I am beyond thrilled to work with some amazing,…

Nerding Out: Already Preparing for C2E2

As some of you Nerds may know, my go-to convention is C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo). I adore C2E2; my friends and I lovingly refer to it as “Nerd Prom.” This year, we will be celebrating our fourth year in attendance, and I could not be MORE FREAKING EXCITED. Pardon my outburst. I am quite…

Nerd•ily’s Niceties of 2015

With the site’s anniversary fast approaching, I thought I would take a look back at what we’ve accomplished here on Nerd•ily. From DIYs, to long reads, to reviews, there was a lot to sift through. But, there are a few gems in the large pile I’ve collected over one year of blogging. Below, you’ll find…

The $50 Cosplay Challenge Results!

C2E2 was—as always—AMAZING! I got to see so many cool costumes, meet amazing people (Jamie and Adam from Face Off, and Sean Astin), and purchase great items from cool artists. I met some incredibly nice fans as well, and everyone I encountered was really polite and friendly. If you’ve never gone to a convention, you…