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Win a Signed Copy of “Cosplay in America” by Ejen Chuang

[18 Aug 2010 | by | One Comment]

Cosplay in America is a coffee table book filled with spectacular full color photographs of cosplayers from various anime conventions in the United States. The photographer and mastermind behind the book is Ejen Chuang. Chuang photographed approximately 1,651 cosplayers over a five month period in 2009 in order to gather the images for the book. The Convention Fans Blog has been given a copy of Cosplay in America, which has been signed by Ejen Chuang, to give away to a lucky reader!

Costuming/Cosplay, Feedback & Con Reports, On Site Convention Coverage »

Otakon Convention Report: 30,000 Nerds. 0 Slave Leias.

[5 Aug 2010 | by | Comments Off]

For three days every summer, the citizens of Baltimore share the streets with an army of costumed nerds who flock to the city for Otakon. A festival of anime and Japanese nerd-culture where even the strangest costume can find a home. Otakon is a great convention with an excellent atmosphere and enough fun to cure any situation that ails you.

Convention Advice, Upcoming Conventions »

Our Picks for Must See Saturday Programming at San Diego Comic-Con 2010

[19 Jul 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Every year we cry a little bit about not making it out to California for San Diego Comic-Con International (or SDCC for short). Even though we won’t be attending SDCC 2010, we have looked over the schedule and created a list of “must see” events and panels that we would attend if we were there. Since that programming list so incredibly long, we’re breaking down these recommendations into specific days. So without further ado, here is The Convention Fans Blog List of Must See Saturday Programming at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

Press Releases »

Press Release: Reni Mimura Multiple Performance Events in July

[9 Jul 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Aspire Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce multiple performance events of Reni Mimura, a Japanese Cosplay Singer in NY, in July. Events include Japan Town (Cool Japan Street Festival), and Reni’s Japanese “Maid” Show. Reni sings and dances her original tunes in Moe Style with a program, “Everyone is a star time” which includes a lots of interactive and communication games.

Costuming/Cosplay, Upcoming Conventions »

The Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball Happening this July

[6 Jul 2010 | by | Comments Off]

The Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball is a two-day event based on “Venetian Histories, Celtic Faerie and Goblin Lore” (and well, the movie Labyrinth). I realize this isn’t technically a convention, but it’s close enough for me and it sounds too cool not to mention. Now celebrating its 13th year, the The Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball is happening July 16 – 17, 2010 at the Park Plaza in Los Angeles, California. Doors open at 8 p.m.