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DC Doll – Featured Cosplayer Interview

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DC Doll as Harley Quinn (Photo by JW Photography)

 

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will occasionally showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

The Comic Book Critic Featured Cosplayer Interview is:

DC Doll from Salt Lake City, UT

DC Doll as Huntress (Photo by Sage Tree UT Events)

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Sparky Cosplay – Featured Cosplayer Interview

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Sparky Cosplay as Female Captain America (Photo by MV Photography)

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will occasionally showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

The Comic Book Critic Featured Cosplayer Interview is:

Sparky Cosplay From Alabama

Sparky Cosplay as Mary Jane Watson (Photo by Chris Auditore Photography)

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Valiant Comics Appears at The 2012 Long Beach Comic & Horror Con (LBCHC)

VALIANT Joins The 2012 LONG BEACH COMIC & HORROR CON!

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Press release

Valiant Entertainment will be making its debut appearance at the Long Beach Comic & Horror Con (LBCHC) this coming weekend on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th!

Hosted at the Long Beach Convention Center, Valiant will be setting up at booth #313 for a weekend packed full of guests, signings, and exclusive convention offerings! Stop by to pick up first printings of every current Valiant release, blank cover con exclusive flipbooks, and the "Summer of Valiant" Collected Edition — collecting each new Valiant #1 issue together in a single volume.

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Todd McFarlane Will Appear At Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2012

Todd McFarlane to Make His First Appearance at  Stan Lee’s Comikaze Comic-con

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Joined by Creative Team Member and Artist Collaborators

Press release

When comic book legend Stan Lee throws a party, everyone wants to attend. And lucky for us, we are all invited! Stan Lee’s Comikaze, Los Angeles’ largest pop-culture convention, opens on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Valiant Brings Exclusives to Baltimore Comic-Con 2012

VALIANT Hits BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2012 With Panel and Exclusives!bcc_logo_noyear

Press release

Valiant is proud to announce that it will be making its first appearance at the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8th and 9th, 2012! All weekend long, Valiant creators and staff will be boothside for a jam-packed slate of convention-only giveaways, signings, portfolio reviews and panel appearances.

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MCBA Presents SpringCon 2012 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds May 19-20

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On May 19th & 20th, The Midwest Comic Book Association will hold their annual SpringCon in the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. As usual, there will be hundreds of guests to meet, plenty of dealers selling great items, several panels to attend, and cosplayers galore!

This year, we at Comic Book Critic will be attending SpringCon and will have information and photos from the show to share with you.

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Emerald City ComiCon 2012: Image Exclusives

IMAGE EXCLUSIVES AT EMERALD CITY COMICON

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Press release

Exclusive covers, prints, and T-shirts

at the March 30 – April 1 convention

skullkickers_13_00-SKETCH-INSIDEBACKEmerald City Comicon (ECCC) is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2012, and Image Comics, commemorating its twentieth anniversary, is hitting the fan-favorite Northwestern convention in a big way. Previously announced was the programming guide cover and exclusive poster and T-shirt art by Marc Silvestri. Now, in advance of the March 30-April 1 convention, taking place at Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center, Image Comics is announcing a trove of convention-exclusive covers, posters, prints, and T-shirts for some of their hottest titles.

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MegaCon 2012 Cosplay Gallery

MegaCon 2012 Cosplay Photo Gallery

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It’s that time of year again when the sun feels just a little warmer, the days are longer, and the cosplayers begin to show up. Yep, it’s the start of the comic book convention season!

This past weekend Orlando, Florida hosted their annual MegaCon and, as usual, there was a strong showing of cosplayers in attendance. We’ve culled several sites for images and brought you a sampling of what we found.

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Peter David Creates The Fan/Pro Bill of Rights

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The Fan/Pro Bill of Rights by Peter David

peterComic book conventions and other interactions between the fan and the professional should be a good experience for everyone involved. This isn’t always the case. Prolific author, Peter David, has decided to create a Fan/Pro Bill of Rights that attempts to help solve many of the problems that arise in these social interactions.

Posted on his website, peterdavid.net, this document is available here for all to read and discuss.

Please feel free to share this among your friends and peers!

 


 

The Fan/Pro Bill of Rights

 

Preamble: We, the fans and pros of www.peterdavid.net, in order to form a more perfect union of fan/pro interaction, wish to let it be known that: with conventions and the Internet providing extensive opportunities for fan/pro interaction and; with new fans not quite understanding the “rules” and social mores and expectations of conventions and thus feeling uncomfortable or uncertain of what is expected of them and; partly in response to some conventions where fans in general and female fans in particular were targeted for harassment and abuse, and; in order to fill what is perceived as a needed guide for fans and pros to know and/or understand what to expect of each other in order to minimize or eliminate misunderstandings or ill-will; it is hereby resolved that this document will serve as an attempt to fill that need by spelling out the specifics of these matters to the best of our abilities. This is being done unilaterally by an assortment of fans and pros, and all the matters addressed within this document are drawn from genuine, real-life experiences of the participants (as hard as that may be to believe in some cases.) The rights set forth herein are not intended to represent the opinions or policies of any conventions or organizations, and may be considered by some to be merely guidelines. Nevertheless, it is our intent to present a series of simple, common sense, basic rights to which all fans and pros should be entitled.

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Long Beach Comic Con 2011 (LBCC ’11) Cosplay

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The long stretch of large Comic Cons runs mainly through the late spring and summer, but there’s never a shortage of smaller Conventions throughout  the year. Any convention wouldn’t be worth its salt without a large contingent of cosplayers, and the Long Beach Comic Con 2011 had its fair share. LBCC ‘11 also had the added bonus of being held on Halloween weekend.

Here is a large collection of cosplay photos from LBCC ‘11.

Enjoy!

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