by Rebecca Pahle | 11:08 am, May 16th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:08 am, May 16th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 3:30 pm, May 3rd, 2013
Two years ago I attended my first Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2 for short). I wasn’t able to make it last year but made a triumphant return last weekend. I sat on the Comix Chix panel (
to be posted and linked shortly), picked up some great art, and saw and participated in some fun cosplay. Take a look at our photo diary of the event.
by Susana Polo | 10:14 am, April 10th, 2013
PAX East was my first real con experience, and it’s been my experience since that it probably gave me a skewed idea of how competent volunteer con staff should be expected to be. The first time I saw somebody giving a New York Comic Con enforcer backtalk, it was like an alien experience. My experience with PAX East enforcers is that they have created a self-perpetuating image: everybody believes that they’re competent and on top of things and so should be treated with respect, which allows them to be maximally friendly, calm, helpful, and communicative to attendees… which allows them to be completely on top of things, which means that everybody believes they are on top of things… and so on. So it does not surprise me one bit that some of them have gotten together, in the wake of a well publicized incident of a disruptive media attendee, to reassure female cosplayers and attendees that they’ve got your back. With a nerdy meme.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:55 pm, March 9th, 2013
Love Doctor Who? Want to celebrate its 50th anniversary? You have until November to figure out how to get to London. Plus, what are Rory and the Fifth Doctor doing?READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:45 pm, January 29th, 2013
Ed Kramer, the co-founder of Atlanta, Georgia’s Dragon*Con has been in trouble with the law for years. He’s recently been extradited back to the state on child-molestation charges dating back to 2000 and while he no longer claims association with the convention, he still receives financial compensation from it thanks to shares he holds in the corporation. As a response to the most recent events, some creators are calling for a boycott of Dragon*Con until they take steps to remove Kramer from the institution entirely.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 1:15 pm, January 3rd, 2013
As a cosplayer myself, I’ve experienced convention harassment. We’ve discussed this many times on the site before as well, be it from the perspective of the Black Cat cosplayer or comedian Black Nerd. As with many things in life, awareness is key, and a lot of times awkward situations can be chalked up to ignorance. Here now are a few cosplayers with some tips on how to be respectful to cosplayers you meet at conventions. A lot more could be added to their shortlist but it’s definitely a good place to start etiquette-wise. They say their next video will be titled “How to Identify an Actual Creeper and What to Do if You Do Meet One.”
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:43 pm, December 21st, 2012
Comedian Dani Herd recently did stand-up at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Atlanta, George, you know, the home of Dragon*Con. That’s important, see, Herd is a geek. Her set mostly revolves around her love life and love of Fraggles. I adore her instantly. Adult language is used, you have been so forewarned.
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:35 pm, November 19th, 2012
I won’t say this comic from Jemma Salume is better than the one we posted last week from Meghan Danger, but it wins for illustrating exactly what artist Tony Harris seemed to be accusing certain cosplayers of in his recent Facebook rant. In the most literal, comedic way possible. Hit the jump to find out what happens when this “Fake Geek Girl” preys on the unsuspecting, “Super Mang” reading dude at VeldtCon.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 12:55 pm, October 21st, 2012
Apparently there are still people out there who think that a woman dressing in a revealing cosplay outfit is tantamount to her giving permission to be a sexist jerk. Not surprising, but it’s no less disgusting for being so common.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:58 pm, September 22nd, 2012
As a cosplayer who attends several conventions a year, it’s safe to say I’ve witnessed/experienced a few creepers in my time, individuals who either don’t know or don’t care their actions and behavior are inappropriate. A year ago, one of my groups had to have several of our male companions stand behind us while we posed for shots on the convention floor because a guy was standing there trying to take pictures of our asses. In fact, one of my friends recently wrote an “Open Letter to Convention-Going Butt Photographers.” But I digress, it isn’t only us ladies who notice and take offense, and geek comedian Black Nerd decided to address the whole issue in his latest “Black Nerd Rant.”