cosplay

AMAZING NEWS: 10-27-19 : PRE-HALLOWEEN EDITION

Wow! weirdness and light this week in the news: plastic army women, Einstein up-ended, bra makers made spacesuits and if that isn’t weird enough, Cthulhu is picking a fight with Stephen King! Read on!

Cosplay at the 2017 Toronto Fan Expo

When I started going to science fiction conventions a few years ago, one of the things that struck me was the wonder of cosplay. Partially, I was awed by the fact that anybody could create a fictional world that engaged the imagination of other people so much that they would want to dress up as […]

Cosplay at Toronto Fan Expo

Ira Nayman makes the argument that cosplayers should be accepted as fans as much as anybody else…but, really, it’s just an excuse to share photos of cosplayers he took at the 2016 Toronto Fan Expo. Shh…

Cosplay vs. Inspirations, Side-by-side Comparisons

Being a member of several groups that enjoy cosplay, costuming, etc., does give access to a world of lively discussions. One recent discussion which came about on a Facebook group for the UK-based con, MCM, involved real-life cosplay and the inspiration for said costumes. In other words, a sort of comparison of the original inspiration […]

Review: Anatomy of Steampunk by Katherine Gleason

Anatomy of Steampunk: The Fashion of Victorian Futurism is not just a big book to be left out on the coffee table so you can look cultured (but you might want to). This is a powerful sourcebook for all that is Steampunk and a valuable tool for those who take the genre seriously.

Sequential Wednesdays #17 – Comic-Con: A Recounting

Another year, another Comic-Con touches down in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp district and billows the hell around and makes a metric ton of people really excited.  I love being one of those people and for as long as Comic-Con remains in the beautiful marina of San Diego’s downtown area, I will continue attending; no matter […]

AFTER THE CON: Derby City Comic Con 2013 Report

Louisville, Kentucky has grown by leaps and bounds when it comes to conventions. Just a few years ago, the only Con I was aware of in the area was Wonderfest– a great model-making convention/flea market my oldest daughter has enjoyed attending year after year. In recent years, Louisville has added two more science fiction/fantasy conventions […]

Kids & Cons

With summer upon us, it’s convention time here in my neck of the woods. And while I’m not that big of a fan of cons, I do try and treat my little nerdlings to one or two a year in our area. When I first took a child to a Con, it was Wonderfest, in […]

Adding the Human Element: An Interview With Juliet

All right, so I’ve given you all some abstract thoughts about the anime world, and I’ve even thrown in a review.  But I think it’s fair to say that one of the most interesting things about any genre is the fans that love it.  In my first post, I mentioned that most people my age […]