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Cosplay is never consent: don’t harass your fellow fan

Cosplay is never consent: don’t harass your fellow fan

Jasmine Mochizuki

May 8, 2014

For cosplayers, Halloween is not the only opportunity to don a costume in public without being a deviant… or so we thought. Cosplay, short for “costume play”, is often seen at conventions where participants dress up to resemble characters from cartoons, comics, anime, video games, movies and so ...

The commercialization of conventions

Josh Carlton

May 8, 2014

Conventions are for geeks, right? Wrong!  Comic-Con, E3, Anime Expo and all the rest of those nerd fests have the ability to attract huge crowds and even bigger business. But it wasn’t always this way.  When Comic-Con International: San Diego (or San Diego Comic Convention) first started in 1970 there were only ab...

Conventions distract voters from real issue – economy stimulation

Conventions distract voters from real issue – economy stimulation

Andrew Clark

September 10, 2012

The Republicans and the Democrats have ended their conventions. The balloons have been deflated, confetti cleaned up, and the election will now kick into high gear. Convention delegates will walk away jubilant and candidates will continue spinning from a bully pulpit. Meanwhile, the general electorate...

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