The new-this-year Anime Pasadena is for the fans, especially the fans who like to cosplay. Less like the sprawling conventions such as Wondercon and Anime Expo, Anime Pasadena is more like a really good group hang with a vendor floor attached. With a super-curated handful of headliners, Anime Pasadena this year was really about the fans dancing, singing karaoke and having their photos taken by other fans.
Nerdbot, organizer of Nerdbot-Con and Nerd Knights, put on the first Anime Pasadena on May 26 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Its stated goal is to be "your alternative to huge, faceless and expensive conventions with long lines that steal your soul and your wallet!" Looks like it succeeded this year.
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Back in 2010, comics creator Javier Hernandez was walking around San Francisco with his friend Ricardo Padilla when he had an idea: Why don't they build a comics convention focusing on the works Latino artists and writers? Hernandez, best known for his comic El Muerto, had been working independently since...
Adult fans celebrated International Sailor Moon Day on Friday, Aug. 4, at the cosplay club night Legend of the Moon, organized by fashion designer and former Project Runway contestant Carrie Sleutskaya. The evening at Union nightclub included performances by the hip-hop Corps Dance Crew, Sailor Moon–themed burlesque with Lola Chan, Miss Onyx Von Duren and Gwen Ruby. DJ Xian Vox kept the crowds dancing during the cosplay contest judged by Sleutskaya, designer JoEllen Elam of the label Firefly Path and Kristen "Space Invader" Carr.
All photos by Shannon Cottrell.
In How to Win at Life by Cheating at Everything ($14.99, Dark Horse), the debut novel from screenwriter Mark Perez, a grifter known to readers by the alias John Dough recounts his life and scams in how-to form. Dough is a master bullshitter who got in on the con game when...
Since its debut in 1963, the primary through-line of the X-Men series of comics has been the notion of evolution. This concept is best evidenced in the pages of Marvel's X spinoff Iceman, which chronicles the growth and struggles experienced by the book's frost-making mutant protagonist Bobby Drake, who comes out of...
As always, Comic-Con attendees let their fandom flags fly and sported elaborate get-ups celebrating pop culture franchises new and old. On the convention floor, we spotted a spot-on Cersei Lannister (flanked by the Mountain, Littlefinger and Robb Stark), perennial favorite Gandalf the Grey, a muscle-bound Darth Maul, a bearded Batman, and lots more. Here's a selection of photos that capture the lengths to which fans will go to prove their mettle.
Photos by Ryan Orange