Blog 5 – New Challenges and Comic-Con Picspam

As I mentioned in my latest Semi-Scholarly Linkspam post, I’m doubling up on my official blog posts so I have them completed by the end of summer. This week’s official blog post is about what new ideas, challenges, or issues I have encountered in the research process. To be quite honest, nothing I’ve read or did recently has really been new to me. I could talk about being retweeted by Orlando Jones and the power of networking over social media, but that isn’t exactly remarkable – networking is the reason why social media exists, so of course my network of friends, professionals, and fans came together to bring more subjects to my research. Continue reading

Semi-Scholarly Linkspam: Comic-Con Edition

I can't imagine those costumes are comfortable.

I can’t imagine those costumes are comfortable.

I only have a few more weeks of summer in which to do my blog posts, so expect to hear from me a lot in the near future. This one is just another linkspam, though … but it has commentary!

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Blog 4 – What’s New and Post Comic-Con Recap

It’s been over a week since I last posted about Comic-Con, and I think I’ve mostly recovered since the convention’s ending Sunday. Because I got a really bad seat, I live-tweeted the Community panel while my friend (and fanartist) Julieta took pictures with my really nice camera from the fourth row. Unfortunately I haven’t uploaded many of my pictures from either my phone or my camera (will post when I do), so here’s a picture of cosplayers dressed as Cowboy Jeff and Geneva I tweeted:

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SDCC – The Calm Before the Storm

San Diego Convention Center

San Diego Convention Center

After a few weeks of being ill (yuck!) I’m finally well, just in time for Comic-Con! I will be tweeting out my survey using the #SDCC hashtag to recruit subjects every hour starting at 5:00 pm tonight. I’m waiting to see how many respondents I get today and tomorrow to determine if I will continue tweeting Friday, Saturday and Sunday. My friend has tested the link and checked my questions (he’s getting a Ph.D. in psychology so he knows this stuff). I’ll be making posts live from the convention center throughout the weekend (wifi willing) and posting pictures here and on my Twitter account (@lexiingram) if you want to follow along.

I’m also hoping to get a few weekly blog posts that I didn’t do while sick done while I’m waiting in long lines for seats in Hall H (the action plan is to get there at 4:00 am Saturday so I have seats for the Marvel and DC panels), so you might be hearing from me a lot.

And I’ll leave you with the following thought. Make of it what you will.