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  1. Another Comic Book Artist Can’t Stand Change, Competition; Writes Whiny Post About Cosplayers

    I left the industry for twenty years and now I'm irrelevant! Grr, blame the women!

    First we had Tony Harris. Then we had Denise Dorman. Now, the latest industry voice to come out with a rant against cosplayers is artist Pat Broderick, who just can't handle this "highest expression of narcissism."

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  2. Geeks OUT Announces Kickstarter For Flame Con, NYC’s First LBGTQ Comic-Con!

    Let's heat up NYC!

    Heck, yes! In a press release today Geeks OUT formally announced their Kickstarter for "Flame Con," a one-day convention and expo celebrating "all things queer and geeky" and set for spring of next year.

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  3. This Is What The Toilet Paper At “Hello Kitty Con” Looks Like

    Hello Kitty, meet Hello Butty.

    I mean, yeah. I'd steal that, too.

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  4. Exploring Lesbian-Themed Comic Extravaganza Girls Love Festival 12

    In almost any large western convention’s Artists Alley, tucked away here and there in between the series parody bookmarks and postcards, the slash pictures and color posters of “cute male couple on TV du jour,” you can find comic artists doing actual comics. These comics are often some of the most interesting finds at a […]

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  5. 2014′s GeekGirlCon Was a Much-Needed Home For Diverse Geeks

    When I got back from my fourth GeekGirlCon, held this past weekend in Seattle, I couldn't help but feel a little lonely. While other Canadians were celebrating Thanksgiving, I was spending time with, in a way, my other family. The one that I've seen once a year for the last four years since the GGC started. My people.

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  6. How to Survive and Succeed at Your First Anime Convention

    You’ve decided to go to your first anime convention, and that’s awesome. It’s also probably a little overwhelming, if not a bit terrifying. There are admission and travel arrangements to take care of ahead of time, budget concerns looming at every turn, and part of you is wondering if it might not be a better idea to just hide under a desk. Fear not. With a little preparation and some insider knowledge, it’s easy to survive and thrive as a first-time convention-goer.

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  7. Keep Up With The Mary Sue’s NYCC 2014 Activities With Our Liveblog!

    We know it's tough for most folks to make it out to conventions but since The Mary Sue staff is at New York Comic Con this weekend doing ALL THE THINGS, we thought it might be nice to let you follow along!

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  8. The Mary Sue’s Must-See New York Comic Con 2014 Panels

    We combed through the entire panel list so you don't have to.

    Going through the entire list of panels at New York Comic Con, kicking off tomorrow, can be tough. We know. Because we did it. Our eyes are a little fuzzy right now. And here are the fruits of our labor—a list of the panels we think are up our readers' alley, separated into categories (Movies, TV, Comics, Video Games, Animation, General Social/Fandom Issues, and Miscellaneous Fun) for your scanning pleasure.

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  9. [UPDATED] Come One! Come All! To The Mary Sue’s Geek Girl Headquarters at New York Comic Con!

    Calling all nerds

    We're partnering with New York Comic Con for the very first Geek Girl Headquarters, and I don't think we're being too biased when we say it's going to be awesome.

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  10. Stranger in a Strange Land: A My Little Pony Virgin Goes to a Brony Convention

    Everypony have fun tonight!

    Confession: I have not watched My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. But I heard there was a convention called DerpyCon South in town, and with a name like that, I had to go. It turned out the be a brony convention, and I immediately decided that trial by fire was clearly the most logical way to introduce myself to the fandom.

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