ZombiCon Tragedy Continues to Unfold

At 11:45PM ET Saturday night (October 17th) a gunman opened fire in to a crowd of revelers at ZombiCon, “the largest gathering of zombies and those who love them in the state of Florida”.  The assailant killed a young man only 20 years of age and injured 4 others. No suspects have been identified, but the suspect is described as a man in his 20s, Hispanic and approximately 6 feet…

Welcome to the Panel!

Hi! Welcome to the Panel! by Durrilion It’s con weekend!  There’s so much to do and to see!  Where does one start?  The best thing is to check out the event’s programming schedule.  The vendors (and their cool stuff) and the exhibitors will still be in the hall, but those panels are usually a ‘one and done’ situation at con’s. Comic and Media Expo 2015, in Mesa, AZ had quite…

Comic and Media Expo 2015

Comic and Media Expo 2015: Check out all the stuff! By Durrilion One of the main reasons we attend conventions is for the stuff.  Missing that all important issue in your comic collection?  Go to a con.  Looking for the latest awesome figurine of your favorite hero/heroine?   You’ll find it at a con.  Hoping to get more involved in your community?…there are several charity/community service cosplay groups at the con….

The Harp Twins at LepreCon 41

When one thinks of the harp, the stereotypical image might be of a stuffy concert hall with uncomfortable seats or an Old Masters painting of an apple-cheeked cherub. Yeah; not here, folks. The stage at Phoenix’s niche sci-fi/fantasy convention LepreCon introduced a crowd of nerds and geeks to a different kind of harp artistry: The Harp Twins, Camille and Kennerly Kitt. It seemed intriguing to have harpers perform at a…

Funimation Issues Statement on Copyright, Fan Art and Trademark

As Anime Expo is beginning and San Diego Comic Con is only a week away, Funimation issued the following statement on their take on copyright, trademark and fan art. “At law, a fan-created artwork that is clearly based on existing artwork owned by a copyright holder other than the fan (e.g. Funimation), is considered an unauthorized “derivative work” or an unauthorized reproduction (by substantial similarity) and therefore infringes the copyright…

McCall's Launches Cosplay Pattern Site

Yaya Han announced this morning on her Facebook Page the arrival of McCall’s Cosplay Site.  Filled with patterns for men and women that alone or combined provide many shapes and styles that can make or complete a cosplay costume.  Whether you are doing a steampunk period piece, Once Upon a Time or Catwoman they have a pattern for that. Last year McCall’s reached out to Yaya to do her own…

WonderCon 2015

A visit to WonderCon 2015 in Anaheim, CA