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Blackity Black MECCA Convention with Maia Crown Williams [Interview]

As a comic creator these past few years, vending at comic book conventions have been one of my favorite parts of being a member of the culture. I always looked forward to convention weekends as a fan and now as a creator it’s on a whole other level. I get to meet fans and people […]



Play NYC Confirms a Return in August To The Metropolitan Pavilion

Play NYC Confirms a Return in August To The Metropolitan Pavilion

One of New York’s big gaming conventions, Play NYC, confirms that it will be returning and in a new home as they move to the Metropolitan Pavilion. From August 10th-11th, theconvention will bring major studios and upcoming indie titles to the Big Apple, showing off both booths and displays as well as interactive exhibits. The […]

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Captain Marvel to Bowie: FanX Cosplay Highlights

The 2019 spring Salt Lake City FanX Comic Convention has wrapped on April 20th. Salt Lake City Utah hosts one of the most active and vibrant cosplay communities in the country, and they turn out when convention time rolls around with creative and elaborate costumes spanning fandoms and generations. Between conventions they host numerous meetups […]


Chatting with San Diego Comic Fest’s Chairman Matt Dunford

Bleeding Cool contributor Jimmy Leszczynski writes: The grass is green and growing, the birds are chirping and it has finally stopped raining in Southern California which can only mean one thing. The Comic Book/ Pop Culture Convention season is is getting ready to bloom for 2019. One of the first of the year is one […]

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Updated: 7 Cars Destroyed by Arson at ALA, Cosplayer’s Stalker Suspected

Update Jan 14th: Added information about Toyotome’s bail amount and his arrest sheet. What started as a smooth weekend for Anime Los Angeles (ALA) at the Ontario Convention Center turned dangerous as an individual set fire to a car in the parking lot of the adjacent Azure Hotel & Suites. The fire spread and destroyed several […]

LibraryCon Encourages Libraries to Run Their Own Comic Cons

Yesterday’s recent LibraryCon Live!, a live streaming event from Library Journal and School Library Journal was an attempt at a deeper look into the diverse world of comics in libraries. A virtual convention with comic book publishers, creators and bloggers all working together to promote literacy and storytelling through comics. Here’s how it looked on […]

San Diego Right Before Comic-Con: The Calm Before the Storm

San Diego is a beautiful city. Granted, I’ve only been twice, but I’m a sucker for a city by the water. In the days leading up to San Diego Comic-Con (the largest comic con in the US), shops, restaurants, and people alike prepare for the almost week-long celebration. From sales to food specials, there’s something […]

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27 Cosplay Photos from Anime Expo 2018 Friday- Fantasy to Furiosa

Even as temperatures soared past 100 degrees in sunny Southern California, it hasn’t dampened the annual pilgrimage of anime fans of all ages to the Los Angeles Convention Center for Anime Expo 2018. Open through July 8th, the event, put on by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, expects to host well over 350,000 […]

Phoenix Comic Fest Convention Center Evacuated in Response to Fire Alarm

Breaking news on the ground from Phoenix Comic Fest at around 7:45pm PST was that the convention center was evacuated in response to an alarm having been triggered and the public announcement system broadcasting a request for everyone to vacate the building. The event’s official social media accounts have expressed that the local fire department […]

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Date and Location Announced for Star Wars Celebration 2019!

In today’s video from Star Wars Today on StarWars.com, the time and place for 2019’s Star Wars Celebration was finally announced. There’d been speculation that it would return once again to the Anaheim Convention Center in August around D23’s dates, however that turned out to be wildly off. It turns out that it will be […]

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32 Cosplay Shots from Big Apple Comic Con

Bleeding Cool contributor Jason Borelli had his camera with him when he recently attended Big Apple Comic Con. While the calendar said “April,” the weather on that Saturday suggested more of an early summer vibe, giving cosplayers a warm atmosphere to show off and pose for pictures in front of Penn Station, across the street […]

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Get Ready for Outlander Con This July in… Las Vegas?

Because nothing says Outlander quite like Las Vegas does, it appears that Creation Entertainment (the company that puts on some of the largest single-show-centric conventions in the US) sure thinks so. According to an announcement posted earlier this week, it would appear that the STARZ TV series based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon is the next […]

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3 Days of Doctor Who: Gallifrey One Cosplay Photos

This past weekend, the 29th Annual Gallifrey One materialized into the Los Angeles Marriott. It remains North America’s largest and longest-running Doctor Who convention. It regularly hosts the top collective lineup of Whovian celebrity guests to be found anywhere: Steven Moffat, Sylvester McCoy, Matt Lucas, and many more. Among the thousands of attendees, it was […]

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Cosplay and More from Farpoint 25 in Hunt Valley, MD!

Farpoint is a an annual conventions celebrating all things nerdy — sci-fi, horror, superheroes, and more! The focus of the convention is fandom, and it truly feels like an old-fashioned convention. While they do get a few celebrities, it’s not on the same scale as say, every other convention. There’s still a huge push for […]

40 Of BlizzCon’s Saturday Cosplay Highlights

BlizzCon 2017 in the record books, and the doors are closed at the Anaheim Convention Center. Throughout the weekend there’s been Blizzard, Disney, and Cosplay everywhere we turn.  We’ve been finding some pretty epic cosplay throughout the  weekend, and one of our favorite cosplay photographers, David Ngo, better known as DTJAAAAM was on the scene. He’s been […]

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Celebrating 25 Years Of Batman: The Animated Series At NYCC 2017

Bleeding Cool contributor Rich Epstein wrote from New York Comic Con 2017: In many ways, Batman: The Animated Series changed animation in America. It was a show geared towards teens rather than children; one that didn’t shy away from showing real emotions, conflict, and consequences. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of this landmark show, Warner […]

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NYCC 2017 Afterparty Disaster: The Warehouse Of Horrors

Adam Wolfe reports from NYCRavers’ New York Comic Con afterparty: One of my favorite things about New York Comic Con is the amount of awesome, nerdy, fun afterparties that pop up all over the city. Every year I go to at least one of these raves or bar parties, and give my feedback on how the party […]