Cosplayer Spotlight: Chiyo!

An Interview with Chiyo_Cosplays by Durrilion Last year at Game on Expo I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Chiyo_Cosplays.  To my surprise it was her birthday, and she seemed both excited and surprised that someone wanted to do an interview with her. Durrilion:  When did you first start, seriously, ‘I’m going to put on a costume and go to a convention’? Chiyo:  I used to live in…

Amber Brite's Guide to Body Paint

How to Look Like Your Favorite ‘Alien’ By Durrilion We have all seen them at conventions.  Those people in the amazing cosplays, but what makes them REALLY stand out, is their skin.  Blue, Red, Green, even Purple! What does it take to become something non-human? At 2016’s Gameon Expo in Mesa Arizona, I had the chance to attend a panel on that very subject.  Our guide/teacher/panelist was Amber Brite.  Those…

Pacific Media Expo 2016 [A Gallery]

[AFG_gallery id=’16’] Photos by Shannon Shea and Travel Lon

A Q & A with Mari Nakamura of Lolita fashion house Juliette et Justine

When Mari Nakamura, the head designer at classic lolita fashion house Juliette et Justine, sat down for her panel at PMX in Pasadena, CA in November, it was more like sitting down with a circle of friends, rather than a prestigious business woman meeting her fans.  She made you feel like she cared about each and every person in the room.  Although she seemed to understand some English and many…

Los Angeles Comic Con 2016 [A Gallery]

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Long Beach Comic Con 2016 [Gallery]

Lets take a stroll around Long Beach Comic Con 2016. Photos by Shannon Shea [AFG_gallery id=’15’]

Comikaze is now Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con!

From the official website – Sep 27 2016 – 10:00pm We’re proud to announce that on September 27, 2016, in front of the Los Angeles City Council, Stan Lee and the rest of the Comikaze team announced that Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo will now be rebranded as Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con. The reason for the change is to underscore the convention’s primary objective of honoring Los Angeles as…

This Is Not The Teddy Bear You've Been Looking For

If you’re thinking these bears are just another nightmare take on a Teddy Bear story you couldn’t be more wrong, because despite their deceptive appearance these are Not Teddy Bears. “When we dream, our souls travel to another world. A magical world that’s connected to many other worlds. Mostly beautiful and peaceful, but there also lies dangerous ones. Malicious beings and souls of the wicked reside there, sometimes following dreamers…

Keen Halloween: Year One

Think of the Best Halloween From Your Childhood by: BustleGirl Keen Halloween cast its adorably spooky shadow on the Phoenix Convention Center the weekend of September 24-25, and attendees were left with a sense of fun, creativity and family inclusiveness. After a hiatus of two years, the slick reboot put together by Square Egg Entertainment gave the impression that it would continue this new tradition, and give Phoenix an opportunity…

Gamestop Expo 2016 [Gallery]

Gamestop Expo was, as its title suggests, originally a convention held for owners of Gamestop stores around the country.  It was meant to introduce them to the latest games, accessories, product tie ins and to each other, so that they could be up to date with the fast changing world of gaming and be better able to interact with their customers.  Only in the last few years have they opened…