by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, September 5th, 2013
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by Jill Pantozzi | 12:31 pm, March 28th, 2013
Convention harassment is just an off-shoot of regular, old harassment but seeing it invade your “safe space” can be tough to stomach. And some people have had enough. At PAX East this past weekend, a journalist (I use that term loosely) decided to interview a group of Lara Croft cosplayers at the new Tomb Raider video game booth. What followed was not a professional interview of fans but rather a chance to treat women in costume not as people, but as sex objects. The Mary Sue spoke with one of the cosplayers involved as well as PAX management about the situation – a situation we’re hearing about far too often these days.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:01 pm, April 27th, 2012
This is a screen capture from Gingerhaze’s (Noelle Stevenson) tumblr of a screen capture she took from The Avenger’s actor Tom Hiddleston’s twitter. Someone gave him one of her Loki illustrations. Take note of what she typed under the photo. Yup, that about says it all. Actually, she later posted, “how am i supposed to do anything ever again.” THAT says it all.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 4:47 pm, July 13th, 2011
by Susana Polo | 12:55 pm, March 17th, 2011
Hey, everybody! We went to PAX East last weekend, where the stage had Upvotes, and where we took a bunch of pictures. We thought you’d like to see them.
Click here for Mike and Jerry’s Make-A-Strip Panel (where they made this strip).
(Special thanks to R for taking all the pictures.)READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:04 pm, February 18th, 2011
The Penny Arcade guys readily admit that they’re really only into comics insofar as the manufacture of them enables the lifestyle of tremendous gaming excess to which they have become accustomed.
This is all a round about way of saying that while Penny Arcade doesn’t make too many comics about superheroes, sometimes they do, and today’s nudges up against everything that we like: exploration of the strange crossover scenarios demanded by the mechanics of a different medium, the idea of genre aware meta-characters who remember all of their appearances, and nods to the thin veneer that is the concept of superhero continuity.
And if you’re into video games, and you are wondering if Magneto ever actually did rip the adamantium out of Wolverine’s living bones, then yes. Yes it did happen.READ MORE