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Cosplay Photographers: Where Would We Be Without you?

Posted June 4, 2013 by JIbrii Ransom

You know what I love most about debuting a new cosplay at a convention? The amazing photographers, who take the most incredible photos of my newest creations. Cosplay photographers really make cosplaying worth it, and without them most of us wouldn’t have any recognition, or amazing pics of the cosplays that we do. So I […]

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How You Can Avoid THE CON PLAGUE!

Posted March 27, 2013 by Theresa Maheux

Throughout every year, there are cries on Facebook after conventions from people who have caught the “Con Plague.” This plague is no ordinary plague. It devastates con-goers for weeks, spreading to their families, their friends, and their coworkers. Just as it leaves, another one arrives for the next convention, and thus a new strand of […]

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Make It So: Keep The Books Going

Posted November 1, 2012 by Steven Savage

I love books.  Admittedly as I’m posting at a site called “Nerd Caliber” that’s not any surprise, and my last column was a paean to used book stores. Of course we’re all like that.  We love bookstores old and new.  We have favorite books we read over and over.  We didn’t laugh at the opening […]

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My Second Family: Finding A Support Network Through Fandom

Posted June 29, 2012 by Even Makara

When one goes into a fandom, there are many things that can be found. Friends, coworkers, colleagues, in the most unlikely and strange of places. All wearing exotic and wild faces. Some of them bearing names just as intriguing as the expressions and weapons they carry. Some of these people can be incredibly intimidating to […]

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The Art of Gijinka Cosplay

Posted June 26, 2012 by Kiera Vallone

A few weeks ago at AnimeNEXT in Somerset, New Jersey, I was asked by someone, “So I get that you are wearing Ho-Oh’s wings, but what is the rest of your costume?”  I had to explain to him that my entire costume was a “gijinka” version of Ho-Oh. What is gijinka, you ask?  Gijinka  (萌人え) […]

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Anime Is The Glue

Posted May 31, 2012 by Steven Savage

I just got back from Anime North, a huge, diverse convention in the greater Toronto Area. Pretty much I can say if you like anime, you can join what appears to be about 20,000 people once a year and have a blast. Also, be sure to go to Sushi-Ya, it’s right next door. What stood […]

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Con Safety 102: Navigating the Nerdy Social Scene

Posted March 30, 2012 by Samantha Cella

Conventions are awesome. You get to cosplay, buy stuff, and meet amazing new people. But sometimes, meeting those new people is hard. How do you make friends while waiting in line, or tell that cosplayer that she’s the best Madoka Magica you’ve seen all weekend? Be patient. Some people don’t like to talk a lot, […]

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No Limits: How to Rock a Con

Posted March 23, 2012 by Misa On Wheels

Conventions are a wonderful way to meet new friends and spend a weekend full of geeky adventures. They are places to show off new costumes or buy those ever-so-hard-to-find action figures and other goodies. This type of fun is one that everyone should get to partake in, including those with physical disabilities and mobility issues. […]

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The Convention Career Engine

Posted March 14, 2012 by Steven Savage

I have been attending conventions of various geeky and nerdy varieties for over 30 years as of this writing.  I’ve gone to cons in Utah and California, Toronto and Atlanta.  I have gotten autographs, bought odd stuff, laughed at music videos, and at one point run into Theodore Sturgeon in a men’s restroom. (There is, […]

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