Being a fangirl, I love attending conventions, or ‘Cons’ as they’re now called. From San Diego Comic-Con and Wonder-Con to Star Wars Celebration, D23, and a Celebration of Harry Potter — I have had the privilege to explore and share the worlds of fandom.
There are so many aspects of attending fan conventions. What used to be shunned as the marginalized ‘nerd’ or ‘geek’ culture is now embraced and adored. From comic book art to their iconic heroes-turned-blockbuster-stars at the box office, pop culture has come a long way.
In Part 1 of this article, I covered exclusive panels and fans who are ‘all in’ for their particular fandoms. In this article (Part 2), I continue in other aspects of the modern con.
Increasingly, cosplay is the norm. Fans are using their creativity to create elaborate costumes that are screen accurate, or doing unique mash-ups of their favorite characters. They spend hours researching, and many more hours creating the costume. Continue reading Covering a Con (Part 2)