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What Blizzard Is Doing Is Borderline Un-American

In your house right now, there is an object close to you that has three simple words on it. Usually, it’s on the back or bottom of the thing, hidden in a place most of us don’t bother to look. The phrase says a lot about what it means to be an American, which is ironic since the phrase is “Made in China.”  China is where we get most of our things. We think only about how affordable it is and rarel...[Read More]

Saboten 2019 Photo Gallery!

Hello friends! We hope you are all doing well and are ready for some fantastic photos! We unfortunately could only afford to send one staff member to Saboten this year due to financial reasons. Of course we chose our homie, Chocozumo, to capture the best aspects of one of Arizona’s largest Anime conventions! Chocozumo In general smooth. Security was thorough, no construction across the stree...[Read More]

The Results of Our Saboten Investigation

Hey friends! Many of you no doubt saw our recent article regarding whether or not there would be any sort of construction during the weekend of Saboten. Initially, a lot of folks were concerned of there being aspects of the Sheraton‘s first floor that would be unavailable and we were right there with you! We dug deep to get concrete answers instead of just not knowing, and thankfully Saboten...[Read More]

No Construction Happening During Saboten! (Final Update)

UPDATE Date – 8/19 5:24pm We got to ask Jon Erickson a few questions about the weekend of Saboten just to make certain the information we have was correct. Per your questions below, both the Link Café and District restaurant on the first floor will be fully open and operating for the entire Saboten conference. Once the renovation is complete next year, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown will feature ...[Read More]

Should You Attend Phoenix Fan Fusion?

Phoenix Comic Con, Phoenix Comic Fest, and now Phoenix Fan Fusion. This is the largest convention Arizona has to offer, and during 2016, it brought over 100,000 geeks into the Phoenix Convention Center. After a few unfortunate events, Phoenix Fan Fusion suffered a sharp decline in attendance. However, the amount of people who attend an event is no true measure of quality, as Anime Los Angeles is a...[Read More]

Represent Us and Earn a Free Convention Pass!

Hey friends! The Geek Lyfe is looking to expand our coverage, both nationally and internationally! In order to do this, we are opening up a method to work with freelancers so they can attend a convention on our behalf. We will supply them with a press pass, and in return they bring us back photos and a review of the event! That way the freelancer saves money, and we get assistance with coverage! H...[Read More]

My Blizzcon 2018 Costume Contest Experience by Miss Ravencrest Cosplay

Due to the nature of going public with my experience, I have omitted one section to protect the friend mentioned in that section. [Editor’s note: This was originally submitted directly to a Blizzard community liaison, but Miss Ravencrest agreed to share this publicly. It has been edited to reflect this.] It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to consider putting it down in words and send...[Read More]

Rooster Teeth Removes Vic Mignogna from Role of Qrow from RWBY

Popular geek media brand, Rooster Teeth, known for iconic shows from Achievement Hunter, Red vs. Blue, and RWBY to name a few, recently announced that they have separated from voice actor Vic Mignogna. Mignogna voiced Qrow, uncle to Ruby, who is the main character from the RWBY series. They reached out to well known media outlet, Anime News Network, about this: Effective today, Vic Mignogna is no ...[Read More]

Taiyou Con Survival Guide!

One of our favorite conventions in Arizona is Taiyou Con which takes place in January! They always have fantastic guests, unique events, and awesome vendors! However, we have found that a majority of the convention community don’t know enough about this incredible convention so the best thing to do is to write about it! Taiyou Con is located in Mesa at the Mesa Convention Center. They have g...[Read More]

Heartless Aquarius Takes on Sabakon 2018

Hey everyone, Heartless here! It’s time to for another convention review. This time I went to Las Vegas to attend Sabakon, for the first time. Sabakon was an absolute blast. Not only is the Nevada/Las Vega community so sweet, but they also know how to have fun! Every panel and event I went to was full of excitement. Even when there was a lull between things to do, it was easy to keep busy by...[Read More]

Nerd News with Bytes N’ Brews Episode 1: Stan Lee, Fallout 76, and Sony Leaving E3

The boys of Bytes N’ Brews are at it again. In addition to streaming multiple days a week on Twitch, we’re now getting together once a week to talk about the hottest topics in geek culture, and turning that into a quick video, dubbed Nerd News! Stan Lee In this inaugural episode of Nerd News with Bytes N’ Brews, we are opening with something huge, the passing of a titan, someone near and dear to a...[Read More]

Blizzcon Is Coming and the Cosplay Is Going to Be Insane

Blizzcon holds a special place in my heart. It was my first ever convention, and it was my inspiration to begin this crazy cosplay hobby. Blizzcon cosplayers are truly a step above the rest as we all support each other to go above and beyond and create the best versions of our favorite Blizzard characters we can. I’m always learning from the amazing creators that attend Blizzcon, and just hanging ...[Read More]

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