Horses are the one inescapable fact of Lexington, Kentucky—home to BreyerFest, the model horse Comic-Con, an annual convention for one of the last hobbies nearly untouched by culture at large.
Shannon I., 23, didn’t want to leave her Baltimore hotel room. For months, she had been looking forward to Otakon, Baltimore’s annual anime convention, and especially to cosplaying Takumi from Fire Emblem Fates. Trimmed in fur, embellished with red string and topped with a white wig, Shannon’s cosplay was impeccable.…
Got big plans this weekend? If your answer is no (or an unenthusiastic yes), you could always head to your friendly neighborhood con.
If you’ve ever been to a convention, you know what a problem body odor can be. But judging from pictures coming out of PAX East this morning, Twitch is doing its part to help with the smelly crisis. Genius!
It's Monday, March 2nd, the first day of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and I can't help but notice a common refrain: "I'm already tired."
Video game conventions are great... mostly. But every convention has its thorns, which often take the form of snotty, achy, barfy sicknesses. Now that both GDC and PAX East have come to pass, are you a flu-ridden ball of misery? If so, what are your symptoms? Have you caught anything in the past or at other cons?
The saddest little video game convention. Taking place in the same Walter E. Washington Convention Center as the free-to-attend Pokémon World Championships, the $40-per-day Video Gamers United show crowds are just a wee bit smaller. Don't feel bad, the show's Twitter feed shows more people. Via Reddit.
Every year, the WonderCon cosplayers keep astonishing us, both with their attention to detail and with their creativity. You keep thinking you've seen it all — and then you see what people have come up with this year, and it's a brand new delight all over again. Here's our favorite cosplay from WonderCon day one.
Last weekend at New York Comic-Con, a lot of attendees found themselves tweeting ecstatically about the convention — without having written those tweets, because NYCC had hijacked people's social media accounts that were linked to their badges. In this open letter, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why…
GaymerX, the con that focuses on queer geek culture, will return next year on July 11-13th. Held in the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown SF, it'll also be home to a wedding for that Portal proposal couple we featured this year. You can read more details here, and buy tickets here.
Pictures of costumed fans were being sold on giant body pillows, without the cosplayers' consent. Can you even imagine the horror of seeing a stranger lugging a giant pillow — with your back side printed on the back? Luckily, the company behind these pillows tells io9 they've agreed to stop selling them.
There is a story my friend Daphny likes to tell. She calls it one of the worst experiences of her life. It involves shrooms, furries and intense paranoia.
What most of us get to see, cosplay-wise, is the part where a costumed fan stands before the flash of the camera, posing as their favorite characters from movies, comic books and games.
Start flipping open those cute puppy calendars your parents bought you, and pull out your Sharpies, because it's time to get down to the temporal nitty gritty on entertainment in 2013. We've got a ton of (hopefully) great, big games, movies, and more to look forward to this year. My wallet cringes at the thought.
Sometimes, folks have trouble figuring out what to do with themselves when around attractive women. Nevermind when said woman is dressed as your favorite character from something or other. This video by Ardella Cosplay is here to walk you through everything from meeting a Real Live Girl to perhaps even taking a…
Looking for an excuse to go to Vegas? Why not meet up with your fellow Minecraft fans at the game's forthcoming convention, MineCon? That's the place to be for Minecraft high rollers this fall.
Though Hollywood has cozied up to Comic-Con, which is in San Diego on July 22, a film's strong showing there does not necessarily portend success at the box office. Nor does a poor screening imply a bomb.