I attended Animation on Display at Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco this past Saturday, and this was actually the first time I’d ever been to a convention. Ever. Crazy, right? I took one of my best friends and my younger sister to help me get some great interviews for the project!
A few of the awesome cosplayers I met and (some) interviewed on Saturday –
- Yuuka (Touhou), Tenshi Hinanawi (Touhou), the Engineer (Team Fortress 2), Yukari (Touhou)
- A Jedi, myself, and a Clone Trooper variant (Star Wars cosplay)
- Tuxedo Mask, Avengers-themed Sailor Scouts (Loki, Captain America, and Iron Man), and myself (Sailor Moon/Avengers cosplay)
The original artwork that the Avengers-themed Sailor Scouts based their costumes on:
The original artwork that the Avengers-themed Sailor Scouts based their costumes on.
I’ll be posting up interviews in a few days so stay tuned! If you are the last cosplayer or know which character she cosplayed, please let me know in the comments!
A group of female comic book fans in the US are currently preparing to launch a movement against harassment at comic conventions in conjunction with social campaigns website Change.org.
“Physical and verbal harassment are widespread at comic conventions and other geek-oriented cons – not just of attendees, but guests and staff as well,” says Jessica Plummer, one of the organisers of the petition calling for the adoption of anti-harassment polices.
“I’ve seen reports of everything from inappropriate comments to rape. I’ve seen women groped by strangers because they were in costume,” she says.
"Art: Ker-pow! Women kick back against comic-book sexism: Women are sidelined at big comic publishers and sexually harassed at conventions, but a British-made, female-driven anthology heralds a cultural shift that may change all that."Guardian [London, England] 29 Dec. 2011: 10. Popular Magazines. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.