Posted on: Saturday, December 07, 2013 by theyellowranger
Let me start out by saying that Long Beach Horror & Comic Con was fantastic. I had a blast the entire time I was there. I think it could stay the same somewhat modest size in years to come and still be amazing, but it definitely has the potential for growth. Even more fun stuff, I say! I've split this article in two just like I did with my last con article to allow for more info on all the fun I had.
Whereas I attended Comikaze solo, I decided it would be more fun to go to this convention with some friends. I had my press pass and they had their general admission tickets, so the only slight downfall was they had to wait in line and I didn't. It barely took any time at all though.
We started at the main entry of the convention center where they had some really cool iconic cars on display. I hadn't heard about that so it was a nice surprise. There were jeeps from Jurassic Park, the DeLorean from Back to the Future, Michael Keaton's Batmobile, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles van, and Magnum P.I.'s... Read More>>>
Posted on: Sunday, December 01, 2013 by theyellowranger
NOTE: I have not been able to reach the person I discuss in this article via social media and will therefore omit her name. It is actually far from obvious who she is, so hopefully it is clear if she does ever read this that I was mindful in protecting her identity. The article below represents my opinion only.
When I was at Comikaze Expo, I got to see and meet several lovely people. Artists, writers, cosplayers, celebrities, and so forth. I suppose I should really include cosplayers and celebrities in the same category, as cosplayers have become celebrities in their own right. Beautiful, nerdtastic, talented, charismatic—it makes sense, doesn't it? It is for these particular reasons that I actually have to say that I understand the inclination to become enamored with them. It's only natural to be a little star struck. That doesn't however mean that one can take things beyond that point.
On Saturday, November 2nd, after speaking with cosplayers near the Hot Topic Main Stage, I decided to move on to o... Read More>>>