I know the weekend just passed, but if you don’t have any plans NEXT weekend, definitely check out Big Wow Comic Fest down in San Jose. I went for the first time last year and this year is already looking to be even better than the last, with more cosplay panels, lots of special guests such as J.Scott Campbell, Frank Cho, Travis Charest, Adam Hughes, and even Stan Lee! And Big Wow is doing something that I’ve never witnessed before – a geek fashion show! It’s right up my alley and I can’t wait to see what some of the designers come up with! Hope to see you there! I may (or may not be) in disguise, so stay tuned!
If there’s one thing about geeks, it’s that they love their fan art. One of my favorite things to check out at cons is the Artist Alley and you can guarantee that I will always come home with at least one new piece of art. But it doesn’t stop there. I was recently exploring Society6.com only to find that they now make printed pillow cases! So not only can you hang your geeky art, but you can cozy up to it on the couch. With that, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces of art that I’ve picked up from cons over the years as well as some fun ways to make your home more geeky!
Another Wondercon has come and gone and like most big cons, it’s always a little sad when it’s over. Yup, back to reality and my mundane life where I can’t cosplay for 6 hours a day. But it was still a great time and nice to go to a con that had many of the booths of SDCC, but not the overwhelming crowds. As for panels, I was probably the most excited about the Continue reading
Happy first day of Wondercon! I was able to take a test shot before heading down south and here’s a sneak peek of my Nathan Drake cosplay. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that all the buckles, rivets, and paint stays in place! Hope to see you at Wondercon!
Another cosplay update! Wondercon is less than two weeks away and no matter how much advance prepping I do, it always seems to be down to the wire. I’m especially busy since I’ll be traveling prior to Wondercon and need to make sure everything is wrapped up before next week. Eek!
Since my last update, I’ve been wrapping up my Nathan Drake cosplay and sort of just starting out on my Princess Bubblegum cosplay. I finally got around to cutting my PB wig and started testing out some makeup for her zombified look. Yup, as you can tell, I’ll be cosplaying zombie Princess Bubblegum, complete with grey skin and lab coat. I’m hoping that I can shock a few people with my creepy PB look, especially since I’ll just look like a typical PB from behind. hehe.
Remember the good old days when you didn’t have to stress out about pre-ordering comic convention tickets one year ahead of time? Or when you could just show up at a con, wait in a reasonably sized line and go in without worrying that they would reach maximum capacity? It’s hard to believe, but when I first started going to San Diego Comic Con around 2000, I never pre-ordered my ticket and I never camped out for panels the way I do now. It seems like it’s been forever since I went to a con like that. So when I heard about the San Jose Super Toy Show this past weekend, it immediately brought me back to the feeling I had when I was a young adult, attending those small cons that you could only find in the most random places and that you’d only find out about by reading the newspapers.
If you’re a geek and happen to be a girl, then chances are you may have heard about Joe Peacock’s “Booth Babes Need Not Apply” article on CNN Geek Out. At first it made sense. I myself admit to stereotyping women all the time when I see a scantily clad pretty girl in cosplay at a convention. I find myself thinking, “I bet she’s just trying to get attention” and agree when I hear people say that Comic Con is like Halloween, just another excuse for women to dress slutty. I know it’s wrong, but sometimes this is what happens when you grow up being one of the only girls who still played video games when she was 16. But things change for the better and nowadays, it’s almost like “Who doesn’t play games?”. So at first I did agree with Joe Peacock. However, when I read this, everything else just went out the window.