Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe’s dad took her to her first Star Trek convention as a child, sealing her future as a card carrying geek. A library associate with the Springfield city library, she tours around new England lecturing on various aspects of geek culture. She’s performed for all sorts of venues from The Norman Rockwell Museum to the Massachusetts library association. She has also staffed many conventions, including a three year stint as head of guest relations at Anime Boston. She advises ignoring the dog park, thinks Bruce Banner is the best Avenger, and takes her tea earl gray and hot.Sarah lectures on a variety of geek cultural topics. From panels for fans to professional panels on using geek culture in educational settings, she has something for every event. She has been touring and speaking for over 10 years.
FEATURED ARTIST:Sin D’Angelo“One Lovely Sin”Sin D’Angelo, the official artist for PopCult Anime Convention is a Springfield, Massachusetts-born artist, specializing in original work, anime/manga and traditional styled caricatures. She has first hired as a professional artist at age 18, drawing caricatures at Riverside Park (Now Six Flags New England). After years of freelance work doing odd jobs such as painting murals, she began working as the artist for a Boston-based button company known as PopCult Anime in 2006. In 2008, she branched off on her own as Plastic Love Studios, and eventually, a solo artist by the name “One Lovely Sin”. Sin has toured many conventions in the northeast and as far south as Washington D.C. and in the past, has been an Industry Guest to ConnectiCon and Another Anime Convention. Sin is bestknown for her ‘free chibies’ and her claim to fame is her original artwork, beloved caricature I.D. badges, keychains and buttons, as well as her original full-color web comic series “SweetDreams Bakery”Along with her booth in the Artists Alley, Sin will be offering free chibi drawings throughout the convention, so be sure to check out the schedule to find out where and when
OTHER GUESTS:The Nerdfit Network
This Boston-based entertainment group has delivered hours of laughs and amazement at events since 2007. With most of it’s members having been in the convention scene since the early 90’s, their experience and love for chaos have only added more shenanigans and fun to each event they attend. Nerdfit provides a versatile list of talents including (but not limited to) hosting and performing in panel presentations, game shows, concerts, DJ sets and dance parties. One of their many signatures is Nerdfit Game Theater, an MST3K-inspired showcase of weird or hilarious video games from the past to present. Outside of events, they provide live streams, videos and comedy articles about anime, video games, technology, and silly conspiracy theories. You can find them at www.Nerdfit.com.