Cosplay Is Not Killing Comics

Cosplay vs. Comic Artists

  As someone who has done comics retail for 6 years, I feel confident speaking on the subject of cosplay and comic conventions, and the recent trend of industry professionals and retailers complaining about cosplayers. Let these people dress up as the characters. A good number of them are fans of the character they dress up as, but some are ignorant, and I say let them. Let them come in not knowing and then let … Continue reading

NYCC 2014 – Day Four – Family, Friends, and Fun

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  Four days of nerdvana came to a close earlier today.  Comics, TV, movies, video games, cosplay and all sorts of fun was to be had, as over 100,000 fans came out for Family Day at New York Comic Con.     It was a low key day for me, after a late night out, celebrating friend of Geeksville Aleta Pardalis‘ second place finish in the TV and Film category in the Eastern Championships of … Continue reading

NYCC 2014 – Day Three – Interviews, Cosplay, and Contests

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The Third Day of Comic Con, Saturday… Total Fan-demonium. Today I got to speak with Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry, where we got to talk about their upcoming Ivar, Timewalker from Valiant Comics, as well as Archer & Armstrong, The Delinquents and some other fun stuff (Look for that interview soon). I also sat down with the magic man himself, Matt Ryan, as well as Angélica Celaya (Zed) and Executive Producer, David S. Goyer, … Continue reading

NYCC 2014 – Day Two, Comics, Conversation, and Cosplay

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Friday brings the first full day of programing at NYCC, as comic and pop culture fans from around the world descend on the Jacob Javits Center, and regular New Yorkers don’t even look up from their iPhones as they share a subway ride with Wolverine, Batman, and the Walking Dead to midtown Manhattan. A beautiful fall day in New York, and I spend the whole day indoors at NYCC attending panels both informative and entertaining.    … Continue reading

NYCC 2014 – Valiant Next – The Valiant, Rai, X-O Manowar and Beyond

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Valiant Comics continues its mission to make the best comics, and at this year’s New York Comic Con they showcased their Valiant Next campaign, highlighting some of their upcoming books for 2015.  They also brought along a phalanx of their creators to talk to fans about the next wave of Valiant Entertainment. First up is the next big event, The Valiant, from Unity scribe Matt Kindt and Valiant newcomers Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Sweet Tooth) … Continue reading