RIP Stan Goldberg

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RIP Stan Goldberghttp://ift.tt/H76Yf2 Tweet Legendary Archie artist Stan Goldberg has passed away at age 82. The artist suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His passing was noted on his Facebook page, where fans are invited to share memories. It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Stan Goldberg. Stan touched […]

Con Wars: What happening on the Cosplay competition circuit front

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Con Wars: What happening on the Cosplay competition circuit fronthttp://ift.tt/1pAeC8i by Lawrence Brenner [Editor’s note: As a non-combantant in the cosplay wars, I’m not sure how much actual warfare is involved in this, but as with all things con, competition is heating up.] Cosplay is one of the most visual and important aspects of conventions […]

RIP Stan Goldberg

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Legendary Archie artist Stan Goldberg has passed away at age 82. The artist suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His passing was noted on his Facebook page, where fans are invited to share memories.

Con Wars: What’s happening on the Cosplay competition circuit front

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by Lawrence Brenner — Cosplay is one of the most visual and important aspects of conventions especially in the last ten years. It is one of the greatest and creative expressions of fandom, displaying a multitude of art forms combined. In addition, many cosplayers are employed in multiple capacities by companies to help in the promotion of their products, services, etc. Cosplayers themselves are also a new form of retailer for and at conventions (and con goers) who sell various products based on their likenesses as various characters and interpretations of from different properties, and this includes props and commissions. In fact, many cosplayers and photographers/videographers go to conventions to photograph and videograph different cosplayers and be the subjects of photos and videos.