Flame Con, New York City’s first LGBTQ comic con, has announced that the second year of their event will be “(toy) Gun-Free” in the wake of the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando.
To be an elite level cosplayer you’ve got to have the skills: sewing, gluing and probably welding. For those who are handy with a needle, Simplicity Patterns just made it a bit easier with a series of DC Bombshell patterns. Batgirl, Wonder Woman and Super Girl are all available in the charming retro styles of […]
ReedPOP stages fan events around the world, and almost every one has a cosplay contest. Those regional winners are then flown to Chicago, to participate in the Crown Championship of Cosplay finals at C2E2. Who won? Here’s the PR: ReedPOP Names Winner of C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay Competition March 20, 2016 In Front of a […]
Cara Nicole, aka AZ Powergirl, has announced that she will be running for Arizona House of Representatives in district 26. Have no idea where that is? Neither does she. “It’s kind of in the Mesa, Tempe area with some of the out-lying places,” Nicole said in her official campaign Facebook video. “I’m actually running green […]
We first wrote about Farrago Comics app for free comics in January, when they announced their deal with IDW.
Since then they’ve been adding more books to the app each month, including their first original comic SHRINKAGE, an 8-part comedic sci-fi action tale about how the most unknowable battleground we face is the one within our own craniums, written by Emmy Award winning writer Rob Kutner (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Conan”) and illustrated by John Lucas (X-Men, Deadpool)
Now Farrago is running a Cosplay Contest, which launched at NYCC, along with chapter 3 of Shrinkage, which also just launched on the app
Saturday, I spent time on the show floor, visiting the sides (3-A, 3-D, 3-E) which aren’t as crowded as the middle mega booths (which I perused Thursday). Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. […]
NYCC ’15 has come and gone, but the photos The Stately Beat Manor took are here to stay. We had a number of fantastic journalists on the scene, taking pictures of the events happening at the Javits Center as well as the great cosplays attendees wore. Here are a few favorites: Alexander LuAlex is the […]
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: […]
It was “Rookie hazing weekend’ in major league baseball, as new players were forced to undergo a rite of passage that speaks to traditional tribal notions of “crossing over” and appropriating the garb of different tribes or genders to signal their initiation into a wider role in society. Plus, guys in their underwear.