What's the Secret Formula for the Perfect Science Fiction Convention?

With the 2015 con season hitting its halfway mark, the io9 staff got together for an in-depth, round-table discussion on what exactly makes for the best possible pop culture convention. Whether you’re a potential attendee or a longtime organizer, here’s everything you need any quality con need to have. » 7/27/15 1:50pm 7/27/15 1:50pm

Comic-Con Is Getting Its Own Year-Round Video-On-Demand Service

San Diego Comic-Con is one of the biggest pop culture events of the year, but it's only a few crazy days long. That might be changing thanks to a new partnership between Comic-Con and Lionsgate, which wants to build a video-based subscription service to turn the event into a "year-wide celebration." » 4/09/15 12:45pm 4/09/15 12:45pm

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 3/28/15 1:00pm

The Original Power Rangers Cast Reunites For The First Time Ever! [UPDATE]

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

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