Nerd Expo 2019 Recap
By Veronica Nunez
October 14, 2019
Nerd Expo was held on September 21, 2019 at the Pasadena Convention Center. I only stayed for a few hours, but I really enjoyed the live concert by Ragnarock on the lower level. They played some great songs from the 80s including the theme to The Neverending Story which you can watch here.
My primary intent for attending Nerd Expo this year was to add Ray Park’s autograph to my Darkside hockey jersey. The room he was in for signings was on the lower level where the Nerf shooting was happening, too. Some of the kids were rapid firing and hitting their targets with ease. It was a very popular spot with the kids at the show.
Matty Cardarople was another special guest doing signings and photos, but he also made an appearance on the Main Stage prior to Ragnarock’s performance. You may have seen Matty on Stranger Things as the arcade attendant in season two and as the video store manager in season three. He seemed as shy and awkward, but very nice, on the stage as he does on screen.
Nerd Expo is organized by Nerd Bot, and it’s a small convention which had some good live music, special guests, and fun cosplays.