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

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

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

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 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

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

The Essential Guide to September's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fall is here, and science fiction and fantasy are taking you where you've never gone before! There are tons of new TV shows, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus some great movies, including the return of Riddick. Plus Stephen King's sequel to The Shining! Here's everything you can't miss in September. » 8/30/13 9:08am 8/30/13 9:08am

The io9 Calendar: Your Ultimate Guide to August's Science Fiction!

Time for another heady glimpse into your future. There's almost too much amazing science fiction and fantasy for anyone to handle in August, which is why we've compiled this indispensible calendar. There are tons of conventions, mind-bending books, television shows... plus Elysium and Kick-Ass 2. It's the io9 calendar! » 8/03/13 10:00am 8/03/13 10:00am

What the Biggest Pop Culture Experts Can't Wait to See at Comic-Con

It's just one week until San Diego Comic-Con, where fans of all the greatest movie, book, television — and, oh yeah, comic-book — series gather to pay homage and discover what's new and shiny. We checked in with the biggest entertainment gurus on the net and found out what they're most excited about seeing. » 7/10/13 5:36pm 7/10/13 5:36pm