An interesting way to gain a different perspective on con-going is to work one. Having now participated as a vendor and as a speaker, I’ve learned some neat stuff that seemed worth sharing, so today I’ll let you in on some secrets of the vendor floor.Continue reading “Six Secrets From the Vendor’s Floor”
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.GContinue reading “The Art of Crossplay– Becoming Starfire”
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.Continue reading “Interview: Heather M Morris”
We know what characters are: the fictional personae that populate our pages and screens. We know what actors are too: the paid professionals who portray those characters on screens and stages. A squishier grey area in the middle is populated by two (frequently overlapping) concepts: the actor’s “public persona” (the image they project when they are in the public eye as “themselves,” which is not entirely unperformative) and the “actor text,” or valance of associations from prior roles that tend to attach themselves to performers.Continue reading “Genre @ Large: Mother of Carbs!”
We are very proud to be an official sponsor of LadiesCon 2017 in Somerville, MA: 9/16 at 191 Highland Ave (the Armory) from 12-5p, with free admission!Continue reading “LadiesCon 2017!”
Steven Universe ruled Boston Comic Con 2017, not just with an appearance by Zach Callison (Steven’s voice himself), but with a legion of happy cosplayers spreading joy wherever they went.Continue reading “Peace and Love on the Planet Earth”