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.
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.
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.
It seems like only five days ago that the inaugural PAX East came to a close, and now pre-registration for PAX...West? Just PAX? What the hell do we call it now? Anyway, you can buy tickets now.
We've taken this year's big game releases, conventions, and assorted events, and condensed them all into a handy infographic we're calling 2010: A Video Gamer's Guide.
The 2009 Penny Arcade Expo slowly begins to coalesce into an actual event, as organizers deliver details on some of the exhibitors and musical talent attending this year's show.
The website for the East Coast version of the Penny Arcade Expo quietly went live last week, with registrations now being accepted for the 2010 event.
Blizzard has officially announced their fourth annual BlizzCon fan convention, calling for fans of World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft to converge on Anaheim, California, for the August 21-22 event.