Convention Comet: RangerStop Orlando 2022

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! Time for a new convention post after a long time!

RangerStop Orlando 2022

Oh yeah! We are back with another year of RangerStop Orlando and this year it will be November 11th through the 13th at the DoubleTree near SeaWorld. I believe this is the same location as MythiCon since I saw the tower mentioned with our reservation and remembered walking around it during MythiCon. At first with conventions I was hoping to take a bit of a hiatus after Atlanta last year with RangerStop & Pop but with this year’s event being another anniversary for another season, we couldn’t miss it and need some fun while I’m already at my halfway point with school. Don’t worry, I will have my Pixel Book Go and my BrailleNote Touch Plus, which it’s time to give it a bit of a convention experience for the first time since I did take the Chameleon last year. I figured the Chameleon was easier due to it being smaller and lighter and easy to use with notes but I always hit that back button by mistake. I can use apps on the BNTP and could check things with the Wi-Fi more easily. If it gets too loud with my typing, which it has been one time, I can switch to Touch Braille. No further ado, let’s start with the location!

Hotel

Again, this convention will be held at the DoubleTree Orlando at SeaWorld which you can reserve for $109 a night.. This location is perfect due to the space having a good size for a convention. The Wyndham was nice but the main convention hall was a bit compact . The hotel does have the usual pool, work out room, onsite restaurant, and you can also have a digital key which you can access through the Hilton Honors app, which I suggest getting when making the reservation. I do like the app since it’s very accessible even when you need to edit things. I had to edit my payment info recently and was glad that it was easier than the Marriott app when we had to change our reservation to Weston. I had an issue and had to call in. Anyone who has an IPhone or Android, I would say check out the app with your screen reader. Orlando still has their usual sites and sounds such as Disney Springs and CityWalk nearby and a ton of restaurants to check out. I heard they opened up a White Castle and Fratellos which makes us more excited to visit Orlando again. I would say to check the RangerStop page to see if rooms are available and hurry since they may sell out soon. Anyone going to Holiday Matsuri, I would say check this hotel as a possible back up plan if they also have rooms for that weekend for Hol Mat in December.

Guests

This year will be an anniversary year and that is Wild Force which hits a twenty year point. Last year it was Time Force in Atlanta and this year at RangerStop in Orlando we will be seeing people from Wild Force. Of course we have Anne Marie Crouch who plays our princess in the series but we will also be getting Jessica Ray, Elia Volok, and others from this series. We will also be seeing people from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which has been a favorite of mine both cartoon and the movies since I was a kid in the early 1990s. We will be getting Kevin Nash and Judith Hoage who played April in the first live action movie. Anyone who has loved the HalloweenTown movies, did you know she also played Piper Cromwell! 

Besides the new faces showing up this year, we will also be seeing some people returning including Steve Cardennas, Karen Ashley, Katherine Sutherland, Walter Jones, and Christopher Kayman Lee. You can check out the guest list on the RangerStop Orlando page, also more to come as the convention draws closer. I am excited since I will be bringing stuff to sign again!

Well that is it for this post! We are excited for this year’s event and since we will be doing press again, we will be having videos of panels as usual, and maybe an interview as well? Make sure you’re keeping an eye on our Twitter and YouTube channel! Hoping this month the USPS won’t screw up my Glam Bag, that is why I haven’t posted anything subscription related in September due to my bag being lost in the mail. Stay tuned!

Also, if you all want to check out the RangerStop website for Orlando, RangerStop Orlando

Convention Quadrant: RangerStop & Pop 2021 Press Room Sessions

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with the last convention post of 2021!

RangerStop & Pop 2021 Press Room Sessions

So, remember how I mentioned the press room? Well, here we are since I got those videos up. Before the convention, I asked about interviews since during the Orlando side of things we were able to have interviews one on one on Sunday but this was different in Atlanta. They had a room for press to go in and talk with guests and this was pretty nice even though I was not there for Saturday. RJ was and it was good to split up for a day to cover more ground and had me at panels and him in the press room and it worked out pretty even with us sometimes needing to head back to the room for rest. I hope we see this at Orlando since we are planning to go to that one next year and I will explain further down in the post part.

So, Saturday’s room sessions include Austin St. John, the Time Force cast, the Beast Morphers cast, and Kat, Nekia, and Karen in a session. RJ did catch up with me over the phone at some point to tell me that with the Time Force one they only had Deborah which you will see from that title. They tried finding the guys, as in Kevin, Mike, and Jason but they were doing their own thing I believe. I know with Jason he was doing signings most of the time, I caught him during the evening signing which I was really lucky to be one of the last people for that. I think RJ had one more video but it was not recorded, only a few seconds. Wait, I missed one, also David Yaust. So, anyways, please enjoy these videos that I am about to link!

Ladies of Power Rangers

Deborah from Time Force

David Yaust

Beast Morphers Cast

Austin St. John

Announcement

Now it’s time to have a bit of a talk. So, at the end of October, I also mentioned in my NFB Convention Tour that I have been accepted to George Mason University. I had to withdraw from the U. Mass Boston due to my grades and also I was seen for something that I wasn’t expecting and that was my reading comprehension was not great according to the professors that taught the courses I was in during the spring. I felt that after taking some time to recover mentally since it hit me really hard, I felt that U. Mass was not a fit for me since I also not only had to do Assistive Technology courses but also VIsual Studies and I came up that Visual Studies is not my forte. I prefer sticking with the technology courses and I found that in George Mason’s program and took the time not only to apply but also to go to Atlanta of course to recuperate and do what I’ve loved with Nerdy Shique Universe and of course go to see New Found Glory since they were touring and they have been my favorite band since after I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa. So, with 2022, we are going to aim for RangerStop Orlando in November so I can take the first part of the year to re-build my savings since traveling is not cheap especially with flying and learned that I should have looked for a better deal with Delta Airlines, also to give myself time to focus on my studies. I will also try for the NFB National Scholarship and the State Scholarship for Florida since that could help with funds too. As you know, Nerdy Shique Universe was part of my technology journey since it does show that I can create a blog with using a screen reader and of course making things more accessible for anyone else who comes to these posts can navigate link by link and heading by heading to enjoy what I bring. Now, I am also helping with passing that info along to conventions who don’t have accessible websites and that’s a problem. I will still work on Nerdy Shique Universe since I have reviews and makeup subscriptions to talk about here so don’t worry, I am not leaving the Blogging Quadrant just yet. I will be here! Just understand I may be tied up with school assignments since I am really excited and never gave up on my passion in assistive tech. So, 2022 is looking bright!

So, that completes this post. Again, I would love to thank the RangerStop & Pop staff for having us cover their event. Atlanta has spoiled us and we want to come back most definitely since we found a great Japanese place to eat at and great donuts. I hope we could cover this convention again in the future since it was a nice change to the usual Orlando conventions we’ve covered for years. Again, we are aiming for RangerStop Orlando for another year since we also booked our room since understanding as a convention goer and press team person, hotel rooms can sell out and best to book ahead of time. I hear that Holiday Matsuri just had their Thursday block sell out. Tangents aside, that is it! Again, happy to cover this convention and looking forward to 2022 and my future at George Mason! Waiting on my subscriptions and hoping to do reviews since I am still reading some books and hoping to start watching a live-action series, won’t reveal it as of yet. Stay tuned guys!

The Convention Quadrant: Mighty Morphen Panel from RangerStop 7!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I hope you all are safe. I have been suffering from major allergies since yesterday and my ears have been stuffy so I’m trying to get better. Anyways, now onto the post!

Mighty Morphen Panel from RangerStop 7!

Now it’s the final panel video and it was worth the wait and it’s the Mighty Morphen Panel from last year’s RangerStop.

I remembered being seven years old and watching Saturday morning cartoons and once those were finished on Fox I see a witch come out a dumpster and doing it to a metal riff doing her signature, “At last after 10,000 years I’m free! It’s time to conquer Earth!” Then talking head goes, “Alpha! Call on five teenagers with attitude!” At that age you see this and my thoughts are, “This is so cool!” And I was hooked like many kids at that age in the early 90’s and loved every minute of it. This panel did and the entire convention did bring those memories back to me because of remembering all the times I watched Power Rangers and how even girls can kick butt like the guys was amazing. Heck, I did enjoy all the episodes with Lord Zedd since he was awesome. Besides the nostalgia for this series, it was great to hear the cast talking about their memories of being on the set, their favorite episodes, and how fun they had getting to be heroes on a kids show. Gondras did get to go up and ask our holiday memory question since it was close to the holidays after all and you will get to hear the answers since I did record that bit on my phone, sorry for having it so low. Don’t worry for RangerStop 8 and hoping if we get up to Atlanta for the new RangerStop Pop Convention in Atlanta we will have our brand spanking new video camera and tripod! So enjoy the video!

Well guys that is it for this post and all of our RangerStop 7 footage! I loved every minute of being at the convention and it was great to meet the people who made the casts for each seasons so great and hear their stories. Hoping that we get to go to Atlanta next year since now the new dates are in March for that one and it is the twentieth anniversary for Time Force! Yes, it is my all-time favorite season, can’t help it! And also hoping to do this year’s Orlando Convention in November! I want to thank the RangerStop staff for putting on a great convention and glad we got to cover it and hope we continue with it! Thank you from all of us at Nerdy Shique Universe!

The Convention Quadrant: John Tui Experience from RangerStop 7!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with another post!

John Tui Experience from RangerStop 7

Well guys, it is time for the second to last video and that is the John Tui Panel from last year’s RangerStop. I bet you’re wondering why I didn’t interview him. Well, the thing was when we ask him for one he told us to drop by his panel on that Sunday which we were allowed to ask any questions that way rather than a one on one interview since he was also super busy that weekend. It’s understandable and we were cool with it and did appeared. I did get to ask a question but it was the very last question. And very lucky with that.

What was the question? Well, I was inspired by Dan Southworth with this one and now to turn back time to when I went to AFO 2010 when Tobi and I were meeting Reuben to get things signed and I heard Dan go, “Nice golf club!” Towards my cane and told him what it was. To be fair it was short and the table went up to my grip so he couldn’t see the length. A few years later he ended up playing the character Kenshi in the Mortal Kombat web series and his character was blind. Interesting that one of my favorite rangers got to play a blind character and lately I do agree that blind people should play themselves in media roles but Dan was a sighted actor to get that chance. I decided to ask John if he were to get the opportunity, would you play a blind character. I figured with how awesome he was as Doggie Kruger on S. P. D. and yet the Japanese are still finding the costume awesome he had to wear by the way, I thought it would be interesting what he would say for his answer which I accepted.

And now for a serious note! I am not sure if you guys have heard but Omni Fandom Expo has been postponed. As everyone has heard that the Corona Virus has been all over the news and new cases have appeared even here on the coast during Bike Week. Omni was ready to keep going but due to circumstances they have decided with the hotel and the city of Kissimmee that it has to be pushed back. It sucks but understandable since this is a big issue for everyone even if so many are panicking at the moment but I would have to say is that please wash your hands guys, use hand sanitizer when you can’t reach a sink, also use anti-bacterial wipes need be since I was prepared for Omni since I’m having a shipment of camping grade wipes from Amazon arriving this weekend but what can we do? Just do what the C. D. C. says and even stay home if you’re having any cold symptoms yourself because this is a contagious virus. Yes some people have died from it but all I have to say with the right care you will get through it. Anyone affected by this please go to your nearest hospital and stat! I would say don’t let it get worse if you’re really feeling sick. Anyways, everyone stay safe out there and of course wash your hands. Now we have to wait for new dates for this convention and hoping we can make it since we have a lot to bring you to this blog. I will keep you all updated on the new dates and anything changes.

I will be doing my post on my Ipsy Glam Bag so stay tuned guys! Next panel is the final one and that is the Mighty Morphen panel! Stay tuned!

The Convention Quadrant: Power Rangers In Space & Lost Galaxy Panel from RangerStop 7!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with another video!

Power Rangers In Space and Lost Galaxy Panel from RangerStop 7!

Continuing with the RangerStop panel videos for you all! This is the Power Rangers in Space and Lost Galaxy panel since these are two of my top favorite seasons in the entire run of Power Rangers. And yes it’s partly due to having space in their names! I did ask a question and that is to Christopher Kayman Lee and wishing Melody Perkins was also there to answer too because it would have been a fun answer from her and that is who would win a fight? Andros or Karone? Because it made sense since they both were rangers themselves even though Kerone became Lost Galaxy Pink the next season. I will ask her that if she does come back for another year if we do press again and I have met her and she is a complete sweetheart by the way. Christopher did answer my question so just enjoy what he has to say and I do have to say this panel did bring my love for both seasons back since In Space did end the Zordon era but it did bring new villains as time goes on and newer teams to take on that evil even with the start of Lost Galaxy and of course we had the man made Light Speed Rescue team. Anyways enjoy the video!

That is it for this post! I am going to try and post the rest of these videos in time for Omni Fandom Expo since we did have to get these edited and rendered for you all and this time we won’t rely on phones which did bring some delays on two videos so it’s all video cameras from here on out! And of course, make sure you listen for Nerdy Shique Transmissions this week because I will be doing an episode talking about my experiences at Omni over the years it has been a convention and of course I do recommend going! I am still waiting on my box subscriptions to arrive so stay tuned for everything! Oh right! Another RWBY review to come soon!

The Convention Quadrant: Legendary Voice Actors Panel at RangerStop 7!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back for another post!

Legendary Voice Actors Panel at RangerStop 7

Another panel video for you all and it is the Legendary Voice Actors Panel from RangerStop last year! Two of the guests they had were Samantha Newark who played Jem on Jem & the Holograms and Wally Wingert who you’ve seen my interview on YouTube and here on the blog! This was a very interesting panel because we get to not only hear Sam’s adventure in becoming a voice actress but also Wally’s adventure too. I did get to ask a question and had to re-iterate it a bit because it was kind of lost. I asked about how they feel about live-action adaptations of classic cartoons? I came up with the idea due to how Jem & the Holograms was adapted into live-action and well it didn’t get a lot of rave reviews and same with many others like Josie & the Pussycats as an example due to how the movie didn’t have a good script if I remembered one answer was said but you get to hear their answers. I do agree since you will see and hear my question in the John Tui Experience video that if it is a bad script then the movie wouldn’t do so well and can see why other cartoon live-action adaptations weren’t really made for the big screen. I did like the one Scooby Doo movie that Cartoon Network had a few years back on how the gang got together and wished they continued with that. Anyways, all tangents aside, just enjoy the rest of the video!

That is it for this post! I will get the next panel video up but I do have another book review for you guys so stay tuned!

The Convention Quadrant: Magical Source! Mystic Force! Panel from RangerStop 7!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with a new post!

Magical Source! Mystic Force! Panel from RangerStop 7!

Sorry for the wait on panel videos because we had a bit of trouble getting them off the SD on Gondras’ phone and he was going through laptop issues and of course we were also preparing for Omni on top of it but managed to talk with Damean in getting them together. The first panel up is the Mystic Force Panel and this was a long one because there were a lot of things being talked about in this one even it split into four parts for this one.

I did remember Linkara saying this was one of the weaker seasons of Power Rangers but I am kind of curious to watch it after this panel since my ex did watch the Japanese version, Magiranger, but am a sucker for the American version since that was what I grew up on. I did start watching Wild Force so it will be a bit before I get to this season. What took place? Watch and you will find out!

That is it for this post guys! More panel videos to come since we have gone to a majority of these during that convention. WHat’s next? I did get my BoxyCharm and Glam Bag Plus earlier today so I will be posting my BoxyCharm first! Until next time!

The Convention Comet: Omni Fandom Expo 2020 in Kissimmee, FL

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! It’s time for the first convention of the year!

Omni Fandom Expo 2020
Dates: March 20-22, 2020
Location: Days by Celebration, Kissimmee, FL

Another year has started and you know what that means? Time for another convention season to start and our season starts with Omni Fandom Expo. As you all know we’ve been doing press for these guys since their first year in 2014 and glad to get another!

Location: Change of location this year and it will be at the Days by Wyndham Celebration located in Kissimmee. This hotel is located near Disney and of course a few miles away from Universal if you want to check out the main attractions. The features include free parking, express check out, free breakfast, a work out room, hot tub, and pool and even a restaurant known as Savannah Bar & Grill. The room rate here is $129 a night and I would say reserve as soon as possible because this discount ends on February 27th!

Guests: This year’s guests include Grey Delisle Griffin who is well known for her roles as Mandy from the Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Azula from Avatar: The Last Air Bender, and of course can’t forget Vicky from the Fairly Odd Parents! Returning to Orlando after years of not coming back is Neil Kaplan which makes me happy since it’s been years. You can hear him as Lord Zarkon in Voltron: Legendary Defender! And of course, returning again this year is Mr. Xemnes himself Paul St. Peter! And of course we can’t forget Speak Easy Sirens who has been a Burlesque troop that always been performing every year and bringing on Theoretical Rejects as another troop for this year’s event. And finally, one group that will be doing a performance this year is Shinobi School which is a performance troop from Tampa that specializes in park or, circus acrobatics, and so much more.

Events: One event I’m excited for is Miyazaki Madness which will be performed by Shinobi School and will be taking place that Saturday at noon during the convention. It will take our most beloved Miyazaki characters and have them do many feats and dance moves. If you want the more eighteen plus stuff, Speak Easy Sirens and Theoretical Rejects have Lore Olympus and NetFlix & Chill during that weekend. Please leave your kids at home since these two are eighteen and up only!

That is about it on this year’s event! Can’t wait to see you guys there! Hoping they add more guests in the meantime since we haven’t interviewed Grey yet and glad to see Neil back in Orlando since his last con was around 2009 I believe? So can’t wait to see what he has in store if we get that chance to interview him. And with Paul, we all know his events and can’t wait and see if Pirate Curses makes a return and if you want to learn voice acting I highly recommend his voice acting class panels. We will be buzzing around the convention floor this year and of course having new teammates! Let’s meet them shall we?

Damion Alexander Faelan and Michael Roach: Welcome our new teammates who will be joining us to do photography during the event. If you’re cosplaying, there will be photoshoots being held by these two and Damion does have his own photography business known as Shadow Rayne Photography which we will include a link down below.

And of course, we do have a new camera coming with us for floor interviews so a lot of new things will be with us so stay tuned. And of course, don’t forget our podcast Nerdy Shique Transmissions where I will also be talking about this convention in each episode leading up to the convention itself! Anyone on Breaker? I forgot that you can also listen to it on there too!

What is next? Our start of the RangerStop Panel videos since Damion was also helping us in getting those put together since they were recorded in separate parts. First of the panels is the Magical Source! Mystic Force! Panel! Stay tuned!
Shadow Rayne PhotographyOmni Expo Home Page

The Interview Quadrant: Aljin Abella from Power Rangers Jungle Fury!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with our last interview from RangerStop!

Interview with Aljin Abella from Power Rangers Jungle Fury!

Our last interview from RangerStop 7 is with Aljin Abella who played Theo on Power Rangers Jungle Fury! I haven’t watched the season yet since I’m still finishing Time Force at the moment, hey work keeps me busy, but will get to it eventually since it does have a blind master, Master Swoop. And the interesting part his character is his student! I can’t wait to see that since I only remembered clips when Linkara did his History of Power Rangers episode on this season. What did I ask Aljin? Watch and find out!

Well that is the end of our interviews from last year’s RangerStop. It was great getting to interview who we got a chance to. Even though we were hoping to get more but we did run out of time and there were so many great panels on top of it. We did give some of the people our business cards so they can get in contact with us for any Skype interviews since it’s been a while on there and that gave us a new interview experience. If not, there is always RangerStop 8 in Orlando which I can’t wait to see who they bring. I hope more people from Time Force and Lost Galaxy since those are two of my favorite seasons. We will be getting our panels edited since Gondras’ phone split them up into multiple parts and I did record some things on my end so hold tight for all that. Next will start my Subscription Satellite since according to the tracking BoxyCharm and GB Plus are supposed to be here this week. So, stay tuned!

The Interview Quadrant: Christopher Khayman Lee from Power Rangers In Space!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe and I am back with another RangerStop Interview and some really good news! Let’s go!

Interview with Christopher Kayman Lee from Power Rangers in Space!

Rounding off the Power Rangers in Space cast from last year’s RangerStop is of course Christopher Kayman Lee! Wanted to interview him at RangerStop 6 but since the red rangers were in demand that year didn’t get a chance but this year we did. Even though I counted this as one of my favorite moments but I do have another but have to get to that video when it’s up because it made me realize it was a great one. Anyways, since I have bene a fan of this season due to the space bits like with Lost Galaxy, I was glad to watch every moment and did enjoy “Countdown to Destruction” myself. What did I ask him? Watch and find out.

We did try to get Melody who played Astronomer but she did leave early on that Sunday so hoping if she comes back this year to Orlando we get a chance again. I wouldn’t mind also interview the other three rangers from this season too if they also get invited. Let’s see what 2020 brings to Orlando!

Now onto an important announcement! As you saw in our last post I mentioned briefly about upgrading this blog and we did! Today starts a new beginning for Nerdy Shique Universe and that is we are now a full on website domain! Yay! For the past seven years of running this blog, I haven’t had the funds to upgrade and now that working helped get me to this point alongside having all the hard work with going to some of the conventions we had press opportunities at like RangerStop, Omni Fandom Expo since they found us, and even MetroCon, MythiCon and a few others. Plus with posting about Ipsy, also reviews on items, and so on, it was time to kick it up a notch. So, I thank you all for supporting this blog as long as it has been alive. Without it I wouldn’t be where I am today and how it led me to my job in teaching Adaptive Technology since I use it to operate this thing. Now that it’s all upgraded and raring to go? What is more to come? I did mention the Favorites being changed, also that means Convention Spotlight will also change alongside Convention Impossible. Since now I am doing each category as Quadrants to match our space theme, I will be referring Spotlight as Comet as in Convention Comet and Convention Impossible as Convention Nebula since we do discover new conventions if we can travel to them. So now stay tuned for the Convention Comet on Omni Fandom Expo when it gets closer!

We will still post our interviews by the way and hoping to add more pics of me with the guests like we had in the past since it does add a bit of a flare to those posts. And with the Subscriptions post I will also include links to the products for you guys so you can explore the items themselves. Which makes me changing the Beauty part of this blog to the Beauty Galaxy and separate the Beauty Subscriptions to Subscription Sattelite since it would fit the alliteration a lot better with that part. I think that is about it since we have changed over time and it would be better to separate our items and make more titles space infused. And of course, glad to be a part of this vast nerd universe alongside with you all. 2020 will be a big year for this blog especially now that it’s a full on website and we will keep it that way as well.

What is next? We do have an interview with one of the rangers from Power Rangers Jungle Fury and now waiting on my subscriptions to arrive since Glam Bag Plus has been shipped and BoxyCharm is also on its way. And make sure you check us out on Twitter and YouTube for any convention videos, my beauty videos, and our Twitter updates! Until next time!