We live in a time where every notion or concept has a hashtag. It can get to the point where it becomes overwhelming, or tedious even. That’s not to say that they don’t have meaning, but to address all of them would take a full 140 characters by itself! But I digress. Yesterday, my brother posted something on his FB that caught my eye – an African American male cosplaying as Batman. Now this, in and of itself, was not new to me. But to read his story I was reminded of how black kids could not be Batman, Superman, Captain America or Doctor Strange because we didn’t look like them. We could be Spider-Man, Iron Man or anyone black because either you couldn’t see who was under the mask or armor or they looked like us. Being kids we didn’t know better, but it did kinda suck, to be honest about it all. Continue reading
Have you ever had the sudden urge to dress like your favorite hero or villain? Maybe a member of an elite intelligence unit or an ex military drifter? Did you go for it? Did you even know that it is actually a thing? Yep, it is and you should embrace it! Continue reading
Well we all survived another Oddmall. It was good to see so many people come through and so many vendors keeping busy (and numbers look like this was the best Oddmall yet). And, of course, it was great to see all of the cosplay. Everyone really got their geek on last weekend. Continue reading
March 26, 2016
6 AM – 6 AM comes EARLY. Especially on a WonderCon day. We are going to pick up another couple at 7, so we rush to get everything and get out of the house. Long Beach is quiet. Continue reading
This one is going to get a touch rant-y, but I make no apologies. Cosplay is a growing passion among geeks, showing up more at conventions and even being noticed by the mainstream. Unfortunately, this means there are a lot of people out there who don’t know cosplay etiquette. I’m not referring to the “norms” who gawk at it either. I’m talking about fellow geeks who attend cons and seem to think that it’s ok to make negative, often derogatory comments about cosplayers. And then there are the touchers and picture takers, but we’ll get to those. Continue reading
This week I got to talk to Heather Hopp. We have had her on the podcast, now let’s learn a bit more about her geek. Continue reading
V: Who are you?
KS: Mild-mannered teacher by day; power tool wielding, wig wearing cosplayer by night.
V: What’s your geek?
KS: Cosplay mainly, but that takes in all my geeky interests. I like comics, movies, creating, history, sewing, makeup, and a healthy dose of pop culture. Continue reading