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An Interview with Cosplayer and Designer Daisy Viktoria

[10 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Alltern8.com and The Convention Fans Blog recently had an opportunity to have a chat with cosplayer and fashion designer Daisy Viktoria. In the interview below, she discusses how she got into cosplay, the process of becoming a professional costumer, and much more. Alltern8: How did you first get into costuming, and how long have you been doing it? Daisy Viktoria:

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Outland Armour Impacted by Tennessee Flood

[8 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

If you are at all into steampunk, then you’ve probably heard of Outland Armour, or seen some of their crew at conventions. In fact, this picture (right) of “Dante” from Outland Armour shows one of the most recognized steampunk costumes on the internet. Sadly, Outland Armor was in Tennessee during the floods, attending the MTAC convention. The hotel they were

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An Exclusive Interview with The Guild’s Vincent Caso

[7 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Vincent Caso stars in the hit webseries The Guild, as the group’s rogue “Bladezz”. Season four of the show has been announced, much to the excitement of fans everywhere (myself included). Alltern8.com/The Convention Fans Blog recently had an opportunity to talk to Vincent about The Guild, his convention experiences, his thoughts on Twitter, and some of his other forthcoming projects.

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Is Twitter Changing the Celebrity/Fan Relationship?

[6 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Yesterday I had a bit of a fangirl moment. David Blue, who is one of the stars on Stargate Universe, told his Twitter followers that he’d be doing a bit of a Q&A session. We had 15 minutes to submit questions. This is what I sent: @dreadpiraterose: @DavidBlue What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever been asked to autograph at

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Has The Steampunk World’s Fair Made an Unwise Decision Not to Cap Attendance?

[5 May 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Organizers for The Steampunk World’s Fair have made a posting in their online LiveJournal community, and even posted an official note on their website front page, stating that there will not be an attendance cap for their upcoming convention. This decision was apparently born from potential attendees concern about not being able to get in. The organizers have said: “People