Are Conventions Liminal Spaces?

So as I sit in the vendor hall for Anime Central 2016 waiting for it to open Sunday morning, I’m left pondering the reality (or unreality) of conventions. Do they exist as real geographical locations, or are they almost liminal spaces?

The Off Week” is a series of videos produced by Nerd & Tie in the weeks where we aren’t producing a full length podcast. The goal is to raise questions and make you think about things that you’ve maybe taken for granted.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”