Winners & Losers of SDCC
San Diego Comic Con 2016 has come and gone, and after a whirlwind weekend of geekery, we thought we'd examine what was great, and what wasn't so great, about this year's convention. We present our picks for SDCC 2016's winners & losers.
Let's Be Better Fans
San Diego Comic-Con is upon us. The Expo floor, Hall H, inhumanly long lines, and beautiful celebrities await many of our fellow geeks as they make their way South towards one of the nation's biggest celebrations of geek culture. But before all the fun starts, I wanna facilitate a brief moment of introspection, and examine of how we can be better audiences...
How Is Fanpup Preparing for Emerald City Comicon?
This year is Fanpup's second year at Emerald City Comicon, and everyone on staff is stoked and working hard this week to get ready. So we thought we would ask our contributors what exactly they are doing to prep for 3 days of convention madness! Full Article
Fanpup's ECCC 2015 Panel Guide
With nearly 100 panels offered each of the three days of Emerald City Comicon, it can be a real challenge to make a convention schedule. What do you do when you get to the convention and realize you have no idea whether you will miss that awesome Marvel panel if you wait in line for Steven Yeun's autograph? Not to worry - we've got you covered with our ECCC 2015 Panel Guide! Full Article
Fanpup’s Geek Convention Packing Strategy Guide!
Whether it’s your first time at a geek convention or you are a seasoned pro, you have to be prepared. Take a note from your favorite geek heroes and learn to pack all the gear you are going to need on your journey by checking out Fanpup’s Geek Convention Packing Strategy Guide and spend your convention season prepared for any boss battle! Full Article
Cosplay Roundup: Genderbend
What do you do when you want to cosplay your favorite character, but they don’t share your gender? Well, one option is to simply redesign the character to be what is known in the cosplay world as “genderbent.” These talented cosplayers saw opportunity where others saw an obstacle, and decided to cosplay their favorite character anyway. Here are some of our favorite genderbent cosplays. Full Article
Cosplay Roundup: Christmas Cosplay
It seems like everyone is getting in the holiday spirit, and cosplayers are no exception. From Nightmare Before Christmas to Santa-fied versions of favorite characters, there is no dearth of Christmas-themed cosplay to share this season.
Amazing Amazons: Wonder Woman Cosplay Roundup
Wonder Woman is among the most beloved comic book characters of all time, so it’s no wonder (get it?) that she’s also an incredibly popular character for cosplayers. She has numerous versions, several different costumes, and has inspired many, many custom iterations. Here are some of our favorites. Full Article
Thinking of Attending San Diego Comic Con 2015? Read this now!
Thinking of going to SDCC this year? Too often I see people deciding to try for tickets, only to realize they are a few months too late in the planning process. Here are the things you should be doing RIGHT NOW to put yourself in a position to go.
GeekGirlCon 2014 Cosplay Photos
GeekGirlCon 2014 was a whirlwind of awesome panels and events, great vendors and artists, and, of course, killer cosplay. From Buffy to Xena, here are some of the best cosplays we saw on the show floor.
On Gender and Cosplay
We’ve all heard the stereotype: cosplayers are just fake nerd girls who dress up for male attention. We’ve all seen women endure slut-shaming and name-calling because they had the audacity to dress up as a character they like from a favorite game or comic.
For the Love of Cosplay: Jimmy Kimmel and Geek-Shaming
Even with all of the (overwhelmingly positive) news coverage of San Diego Comic-Con this year, Jimmy Kimmel is here to remind us that a) it’s still cool to shame people for liking things you don’t like and b) nerds don’t get laid. Full Article
Captain Patch-It: Cosplay Hero
Those who have never cosplayed may be unaware of the dangers of actually wearing your faithfully made creations on a real convention floor. It can be very intimidating to don your favorite new cosplay in an environment where anything can happen. That’s where Captain Patch-It and the Patch-a-Teers come in. Full Article
Your First Cosplay: A Guide
Anyone who has ever cosplayed before can attest that the first cosplay is the hardest. I know that when I was a fledgling cosplayer, I looked far and wide for tips and tricks to help me wade through the process of constructing a costume. Now, I’m going to share some of the knowledge I’ve picked up along the way. Full Article...
Geek Chic: A Classy Guide to Adding Nerdy Touches to Your Wardrobe
Wearing the symbols of your favorite fandoms is satisfying on several levels. Many of us have closets bursting with Star Wars t-shirts and N7 hoodies. But what if you want to try something other than the t-shirt and jeans combo? Here are a few ways to incorporate your nerdy passions into your everyday fashions. Full Article...
Painting Nerdy Pottery
As someone who likes to paint regularly, I made a vow to myself a long time ago to only paint things I could actually use. This, surprisingly enough, was easier than expected when I moved into my own apartment during college. Full Article...
The Little Black Dress of Cosplay
Cosplaying is quickly becoming nerdy America’s favorite pastime (not to mention its global popularity), but for some people it can seem too costly or intimidating to take up. This list contains some items that can be used over and over for several cosplays. Full Article...
Conventions we've covered
Don't lie - you've always wanted to take a bite out of Captain America's shield, right? Well... maybe not, but you will certainly want to try these cap-themed cake pops from Midtown Sweets!
Fashionably Geek found one of the best Garrus cosplayers this side of the Citadel. This cosplay doesn't need any calibrations.
Buzzfeed's list of indie cosmetics brands ends up being a great reference list with countless cosplay applicaitons.