Cosplayers Fight for Online Anonymity and Privacy During Dragon Con

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), io9, and a coalition of fan communities are launching "Project Secret Identity," a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of the importance of anonymity and privacy during the annual pop culture convention Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1. » 8/28/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

An anime fan describes his ultimate hentai fantasy

In an interview at the 2012 Dragon*Con, a young attendee was asked for the definition of hentai. It's not a question one gets asked often, but this gent accords himself well. But where he really shines is when he's asked what his own, self-starring hentai would be like. It's kind of all over the map plot-wise, but… » 2/18/13 7:00am 2/18/13 7:00am

Rococopunk is not only sillier than Steampunk, it's also more punk

Where has Rococopunk been all my life? This obstinately silly new trend imagines a world where "the Rococo period never ended, and it had a lovechild with Sid Vicious," according to WonderHowTo's Austin Sirkin. The face makeup looks like something out of Liquid Sky and the costumes have a wonderfully decadant… » 1/08/13 3:25pm 1/08/13 3:25pm

Ultimate Proof That Dragon*Con Has the Best Cosplay on Earth

Dragon*Con is known as the convention with the very best cosplay anywhere, and this year's batch did not disappoint. From the super obscure (Thumbelina in her Beetle ballgown) to the exceptionally timely (NASA Mohawk Guy) check out our picks for the best of the best of Dragon*Con cosplay. Including a walking Serenity… » 9/04/12 2:48pm 9/04/12 2:48pm

And now, two Chewbaccas lounging with six bikini Leias by the pool

We're only ten days away from Dragon*Con 2012, so here's a particular amusing snapshot from Dragon*Con 2011 to get you jazzed. Photographer Ethan Trewhitt captured this curious scene of two Wookiees flanked by a bevy of Princess Organas. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention that there were actually nine Leias on deck… » 8/21/12 6:55pm 8/21/12 6:55pm

One Astronomy Workshop Where You Can Cosplay as Sailor Moon

The Launchpad Astronomy Workshop is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that many of us would kill to have — you get to spend a week in Wyoming, learning all of the basics of astronomy, surrounded by some amazing science fiction authors. But right now, the future of Launchpad's funding is in doubt. Plus many… » 6/20/12 4:31pm 6/20/12 4:31pm

Watch Sylvester McCoy deliver Matt Smith's Pandorica speech from Doctor…

We've already seen Matt Smith and a kindergartner deliver the speech from "The Pandorica Opens" — now check out the Seventh Doctor give it a whirl. At Dragon*Con this weekend, Sylvester McCoy had his arm twisted and gave a cold reading of the speech. In other news, I want Sylvester McCoy to do a cold reading of my… » 9/03/11 10:30am 9/03/11 10:30am

A History Of The Science Fiction Convention

History is fuzzy about when the first science fiction convention actually happened, but we do know that in 1936 some fans including David Kyle and Frederik Pohl took a train from Philadelphia to New York City to talk about all things scifi with another group of fans at the home of Milton A. Rothman, who rivals Forrest… » 2/21/08 12:30pm 2/21/08 12:30pm