Category: fan culture

The Art of Crossplay– Becoming Starfire

We are honored to have the sublimely inspired cosplayer @geekyjcosplay share the following process essay with us about his recent Starfire crossplay and the history of how this character has been depicted in DC comics and animation. James is a project manager, culinary writer, cosplayer, and avid geek living in Cambridge, MA. Without further ado, take it away, James!–Dr.G

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Interview: Heather M Morris

A conversation with the fabulously versatile painter Heather M Morris.

I first encountered Heather M Morris’s work a couple years ago, when I stumbled by chance upon her show at a coffeeshop in Somerville, MA. I made certain to find and view every painting on display before I left, and was enthralled by her skill at capturing not just the likenesses but the personalities of the genre characters she chose as her subjects.

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That Was Never The Deal: Musings On a Relationship With Whedon Fandom

So there was some Whedon news last Monday, and no, it wasn’t great. I usually avoid Whedon news of any flavor because the shouting gets so loud so fast, but this one blindsided me, can’t be unseen, and well, let’s talk about it.

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Alamo Feels the Girl Power (kinda)

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema sure has been grabbing headlines with its women-only screenings of the upcoming Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman film in NYC and Austin. So committed are they to the theme, that according to Alamo’s own breathless press release, “Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female.”

I admit I raised an eyebrow.

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