Absolutely Incredible Cosplay From Emerald City Comicon: Day 3!

The cosplay does not stop! Emerald City Comicon was just bursting with beautiful recreations of costumes from comics, movies, television and books. And to prove it, here's one last batch of the best ECCC cosplay! » 3/30/15 12:49pm Monday 12:49pm

The Most Astonishing Cosplay From Emerald City Comicon... Part 2!

They sure know how to party in Seattle. Yesterday, we brought you a batch of incredible cosplay pics from Emerald City Comicon — but today's photos are way more stunning. Including some costumes we've never, ever seen done before. Check out best of ECCC's cosplay, day two! » 3/29/15 12:36pm Sunday 12:36pm

The Most Mind-Blowing Cosplay From Emerald City Comicon.... So Far

Cosplay is our sartorial gateway to fantastical worlds and wonderful visions. We can never actually visit the places we watch and read about in science fiction and fantasy, but really great cosplay brings us closer to them. This weekend is Emerald City Comicon, and we've been blown away by some of the costumes thus… » 3/28/15 1:00pm Saturday 1:00pm

If You Plan On Selling Anything At A Comic Convention, This Is Must-Read

Are you planning on attending a North American comic convention this year as a vendor? While you're deciding which shows to apply to and what kind of wares to bring, be sure to read this survey of comic book conventions and how much independent exhibitors actually make. » 1/22/15 1:20pm 1/22/15 1:20pm

The Original Power Rangers Cast Reunites For The First Time Ever!…

If you were obsessed with television 20-odd years ago, then you probably have a soft spot in your heart for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the show that introduced the Japanese Super Sentai series to American audiences with an all-American cast (whenever the helmets were off.) And it's hard to believe that original… » 1/14/15 3:15pm 1/14/15 3:15pm

The Coolest And Most Creative Cosplay From Quebec Comic-Con!

This past weekend was the first ever Québec City Comic-Con. And the cosplayers who gathered proved conclusively that French Canadians have style in spades. Including tons of great game costumes, a ton of superheroes, and loads more. Here's our favorite Québecois cosplay! » 10/27/14 2:56pm 10/27/14 2:56pm

It's Not A Trap: The Most Incredible Cosplay From Long Beach Comic Con!

We've seen a lot of truly astonishing cosplay over the past summer, so it's easy to get jaded. And then you see the quality and creativity of the costumes from this past weekend's Long Beach Comic Con, and your enthusiasm gets renewed all over again. Here's the most fantastic cosplay from LBCC 2014. » 9/29/14 4:46pm 9/29/14 4:46pm

San Diego Comic-Con Schedules Have Been Posted!

The entire San Diego Comic-Con program schedule is now live! Go check it out and break out your spreadsheets – the convention kicks off in less than two weeks. Those of you heading to Comic-Con this year (or even if you're not) what panels are you most looking forward to? Sound off in the comments! » 7/13/14 7:58pm 7/13/14 7:58pm

When Fandom Falls Apart: DashCon Edition

DashCon, which is a convention in Schaumburg, Illinois that "aims to be the largest gathering of Tumblr users to date" is taking place this weekend. It is a first year convention, so people expected things to be a bit rough. It is also, however, apparently turning into a "complete disaster". » 7/13/14 6:11pm 7/13/14 6:11pm

A revolutionary idea: bringing more science to science fiction conventions. This weekend's Evolution Expo in Oakland combines science lectures and astronaut talks with TV and movie panels, to try and "put science back into science fiction." » 6/25/14 4:44pm 6/25/14 4:44pm

Want To Sell Your Stuff At A Convention? Read This Comic First

Thinking about getting a table or booth at a comic book convention, but don't know the first thing about selling your wares? This comic is a handy primer for anyone looking to sell at a convention for the first time. » 5/29/14 9:50am 5/29/14 9:50am

Everything You Need to Know to Survive a Convention

When Summer gets started, the conventions come out to play (and don't stop until Christmas). Whether you're gearing up for Comic Con, Dragon Con, PAX, Comikaze, E3, Momocon, or any of the other hundreds of other cons, there are a few survival tips that can help maximize the fun. » 5/21/14 4:29pm 5/21/14 4:29pm

Why Does Supernatural Have So Many Female Fans?

When Eric Kripke pitched Supernatural, it was aimed like a laser beam at a young male demographic. So, how come, when I attended the Supernatural Convention in Washington, DC this past weekend, the ratio of women to men was, by my guesstimate, 80-20? » 5/05/14 2:08pm 5/05/14 2:08pm

The Most Beautiful And Creative Cosplay of WonderCon: Final Batch!

No, we're not done with WonderCon cosplay yet! We already posted loads of great costumes from Friday and Saturday — but the most dedicated and fantastic cosplayers were back on Sunday, with some super-clever and off-the-wall looks. See for yourself! » 4/21/14 8:38pm 4/21/14 8:38pm

The Most Amazing Cosplay From WonderCon: Day One!

Every year, the WonderCon cosplayers keep astonishing us, both with their attention to detail and with their creativity. You keep thinking you've seen it all — and then you see what people have come up with this year, and it's a brand new delight all over again. Here's our favorite cosplay from WonderCon day one. » 4/19/14 11:45am 4/19/14 11:45am

The Most Stunning and Hilarious Cosplay From Emerald City Comic-Con

This past weekend saw Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle, WA. And the cosplay was both creative and clever, judging from these photos by photographer Anthony May with Anthony May Photography. Gender-swapped Doctor Doom! Father-son Bat-villains! And so much more. See for yourself... » 3/31/14 11:23am 3/31/14 11:23am

Get some awesome swag and help send fans of color to scifi conventions

Science fiction and fantasy conventions are amazing places, where people settle debates in real time, play games, dress up and geek out about books, TV and movies. The one thing that makes cons even more awesome is when there's diversity among the attendees. And you can help with that! » 2/04/14 8:40am 2/04/14 8:40am

The io9 Calendar: Everything Brilliant That's Happening in December!

December is bursting with science fiction and fantasy greatness. George R.R. Martin has a new novella set in Westeros. The Hobbit saga continues. Doctor Who's Eleventh Doctor departs. And there are loads of conventions and readings. Here's our complete guide to December's science fiction and fantasy. » 12/02/13 11:28am 12/02/13 11:28am

The Complete Guide to November's Must-See Science Fiction and Fantasy!

November is exploding with science fiction and fantasy goodness. There are new books by Gene Wolfe and Cherie Priest. The TV debuts of Steven Universe and Almost Human. J.J. Abrams is doing a book event. Plus the Hunger Games! Here's everything you need to know about this month. » 11/01/13 2:58pm 11/01/13 2:58pm

An Open Letter to New York Comic-Con: Protect Our Secret Identities!

Last weekend at New York Comic-Con, a lot of attendees found themselves tweeting ecstatically about the convention — without having written those tweets, because NYCC had hijacked people's social media accounts that were linked to their badges. In this open letter, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why… » 10/15/13 12:16pm 10/15/13 12:16pm