MTV and Jolly Rancher have teamed up for some “Fandom of the Year” awards, for the third time, although I guess I missed the first two. Voting is open on Facebook, although “Ship of the Year” votes can only be cast on Tumblr. These Viacom peepes are pretty smart. The winner will be announced at the […]
By Anne M Kletcha Deep in the grubby sump of one of those so-called ‘Social Media’ sites, there is a clump of aging comics fanboys called The Really Very Serious Alan Moore Scholars’ Group, known to its sad and lonely adherents as TRVSAMSG. When they’re not annotating everything in sight, or calling down ancient evils […]
The Captain America Loves Hydra kerfuffle survived a three day holiday weekend filled with barbecues and hotdogs. I was a little surprised, but not entirely, because the whole matter (described here and here) touched all the nerves on an already uneasy populace. The incident ignited an ideological brush fire over identity, diversity in the comics […]
More cons! More NICHE cons. And this one is bringing it back to where it all began! ReedPOP, purveyor of New York Comic-Con, PAX, and a bevy of events around the world, have teamed with CBS Consumer Products for Star Trek: Mission New York, to be held Sept. 2-4 at the Javits Center. The event […]
Fan favorite nerdlebrity Norman Reedus has become an icon as the zombie-stompin’ Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead. But despite his amazing survival skills he was not able to repel a real bite attack by one of his greatest fans.
What secrets are left to us in an age of internet crowd-sourced sleuthing? We’ll find out where Luke Skywalker is in a few weeks, but the question of who is Peter Quill’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy remains a pleasant little mystery that should get a good reveal in Guardians 2. But the whole […]
An exclusive look at the BEST cosplay of #NYCC2015.
As cosplay flies from niche to mainstream, so too goes the market for the material used to create it. Quality cosplay is a combination of craft and components – even the most ingenious designer and tailor can find themselves frustrated by poor quality material. One sign of the demand for good cosplay goods: […]
Diversity is a recurring theme in panels at this year’s New York Comic-Con, mirroring a trend in fandom nationwide.
Dragon-Con has the reputation for being an no holds barred exploration of fantasy and cosplay. It draws a lot of lookie-loos, as well, and there have been reports of harassment incidents for some time. Now, sadly, there is a report of a sexual assault that took place Sunday night. The victim has been drinking and […]