Artifact: Live Events

Where you go “do the thing” or ALL the things. From Conventions or Reenactments to your local Ren Faire’s dueling factions. All events from niche to mainstream.

  • The Dark and Haunted Prince

    The Dark and Haunted Prince

    I whole-heartedly believe that comics, movies, and television shows are imbued with all the power and meaning of the classic works we read in university classrooms—and as such, deserve to be written about critically, and linked to the pillars of literary theory. In this new series, a collection of academic close-studies of popular culture, I aim to do just that. For my first installment, we will examine the connections between the characters of Batman, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and the true burdens of vengeance.

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  • Rum, Sodomy & The Lash – Series Conspectus

    Rum, Sodomy & The Lash – Series Conspectus

    Come along on a fun and informative journey featuring a historical unpacking of various tropes between “Hollywood” pirates vs. the historical and empirical facts, courtesy of a working tall ship sailor and pirate re-enactor. Along the way we’ll dig deeper into the origins of certain misconceptions, unpacking them with one whose calluses verify his tangible expertise.

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  • The Reality of Life as a Sailor

    The Reality of Life as a Sailor

    In the second installment of Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, our host Jeromy Foberg discusses just exactly what it’s like to work as a sailor—and why this might not fit with your preconceived notions of what it means to be a maritime worker.

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  • Pirates of Today, and Those of Yesteryear

    Pirates of Today, and Those of Yesteryear

    Welcome to the third installment of Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, a series looking at the fantasy and the reality of being a sailor in the modern age. Today we’re looking at historical pirates and how they compare to modern ones.

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  • Bright Lights, Big City

    Bright Lights, Big City

    An epic journey for our exclusive travel blog, examining various geeky and nerdy scenes. Today we’ll examine all the great opportunities New York City has for appreciating fandom.

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  • Fandom Without Borders – Series Conspectus

    Fandom Without Borders – Series Conspectus

    An epic journey for our exclusive travel blog, examining various geeky and nerdy scenes. From Japan and Ireland to major cities across the continental United States, join this whirlwind trek and partake of our robust sample of “local flavors”.

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  • Advanced Clichés and Critiques

    Advanced Clichés and Critiques

    An editorial blog “behind the scenes” of The Unconventional. A look at the sweat, blood and tears, techniques and ethos behind this journey. The raison d’être, DNA and agenda of this intellectual Mecha.

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