World Cosplay Summit 2017 | World Cosplay Championship 2nd Stage

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Every year, cosplayers from multiple countries compete to become the top representatives of their country, getting to travel to and compete in the World Cosplay Championship hosted by the World Cosplay Summit taking place in Nagoya, Japan. On the stage of the Aichi Arts Center, the representatives combine performances with costume craftsmanship, in order to win it all. The final seventeen countries with representatives competing in the 2nd Stage, were the following: Myanmar, France, Mexico, Puerto

A look at Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 2018!

One of the conventions we look forward to covering each year is also one of our very own local events in Arizona, Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention. Although it is local, WWWC is the largest western-styled steampunk convention in the United States. It's the only steampunk convention that takes place in a western-themed town & park at Old Tucson Studios. It's definitely an event to behold for western and steampunk fans alike. Wild Wild West Steampunk

Altered Carbon | Red Carpet Premiere

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ALTERED CARBON is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness "re-sleeved" into new bodies. The story follows specially trained "Envoy" soldier Takeshi Kovacs, who is downloaded from an off-world prison and into the body of a disgraced cop at the behest of Laurens Bancroft, a highly influential aristocrat. Bancroft was killed, and the

Spark! After Dark | Finding Your Creative Spark

  When you think of art, you might think of museum paintings, public sculptures, or even performers wearing gold jumpsuits and squawking like birds (yes, I have seen this). What may not come to mind is a fun interactive art installation that anyone, young and old, can enjoy. That’s exactly what I experienced this past weekend at the community art event Spark! After Dark: Collective Kaleidoscope, which took place at the Mesa Arts Center. The vibe

A look at TAIYOU CON 2018

taiyou con 2018

Another year has gone by, another great event at Taiyou Con. We have been covering Taiyou Con for 6 years now so there's nothing new we can say about an event that continues to get better every year and has become one of the premiere conventions in the Valley of the Sun. So please sit back, and enjoy these awesome photos that our editor and photographer at D9 Photography took during the event. Make sure to

Cosplay Night at Lights of the World!

Courtesy of the wonderful people at the Lights of the World event, we got to do a fun holiday photo walk late last year. With over 10 million lights, acrobats from China, authentic Chinese food vendors, and carnival rides, this was an event like no other. Joined by photographers Chocozumo, Orange Slice Media, Cole Bekah Photography, and D9 Photography, we were able to capture the magic of the event with some amazing local cosplayers. Check out the photos

A Look At KANSAS CITY COMIC CON 2017

Photos published with permission and taken at Kansas City Comic Con 2017 by: Anthony J. Collins of Melon Pop [Facebook] Lighting assist by Fox Williamson of Cosplay Close-Up [Facebook] All rights reserved   Please visit our Flickr page for more photos of events we cover! Click on any image to open gallery.

Review: Nekocon 20, 2017. Hampton Roads, VA.

Nekocon is an Anime con that celebrated its twentieth year this past weekend, November 3-5, 2017.  Pre-Con estimates hovered near 5000 attendees, and the guest list was . . . sparse.  The interesting things about this Con lay more in the overall feel of it, rather than the guests. Perhaps it's as a result of habitually attending conventions that have become wildly epic in scope, but this blogger was charmed by the intimacy of Nekocon.  Your

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