On Recent Events, An Open Letter to Cosplayers From a Cosplayer

To my creative friends: Conventions have always been the ultimate “safe space” for nerds, geeks and superfans. Even in recent years as fandom has become more mainstream, the con scene has remained a haven for those looking to celebrate their passions. In some cases, the family/community environment has led to security more reliant on an honor system than true vigilance, with voluntary peace bonding and self-checking. It was no big…

Amazing Arizona and Houston Comic Cons Cancelled

If you have been watching the convention scene then you know that literally hundreds of new conventions have appeared in the last few years. From small comic book centered shows to massive pop culture events. It seems almost every day of the week somewhere in the world an event is taking place. This has also led the collapse of several events, the most recent two being Amazing Arizona Comic Con…