Fan conventions are a fairly new thing. With most barely reaching their 10 year point – it is a booming industry. What used to be considered nerdy and taboo and now culturally accepted and celebrated. Hundreds of thousands of people attend these conventions annually for a chance to meet their entertainment icons and mingle with those of similar interests. From Anime conventions to Sci-Fi expos, if you enjoy it, there’s typically a fan convention for it. While the majority of large conventions require a travel budget, I’m fortunate enough to live in Dallas, Texas which hosts a good share of the major events. In my blog I’ll not only explore the cultural shifts associated within the convention world but also recount first person experiences from conventions held here in the lone star state.