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Cosplay 101: From Dazzler to Robocop in Three Not-so-Easy Steps

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Chances are good that you will see plenty of cosplayers amidst the colorful masses at Dragon*Con every year. Cosplay, the Japanese art of costume play known as ko-su-pu-re according to cosplaycloset.com, is a popular worldwide costuming trend. If you run into this amazing Dazzler at Dragon*Con, you’ve just had an encounter with Comicbookgirl19, a deep South transplant to sunny Southern California.  We’d call her one of the GRITS (Girls Raised in the South), but she’d find us when she returns
 
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Dropping in on Dragon*Con: One Fan’s Solution

Dropping in on Dragon*Con: One Fan’s Solution

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Dragon*Con is pending, you’re waiting for the mobile app to load, and one of your best friend calls to tell you he’s getting married on September 1… September 1?  It can’t be!  That’s Dragon*Con Saturday.  How could he do this to me?  But when you put down your crying towel after downing three or more of your comfort beverages of choice, you realize that a good friend’s wedding is a command performance and you’re going to have to man (or
 
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Not the Parade of My Youth

Not the Parade of My Youth

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On Saturday at 10AM, most of the Dragon*Con attendees were outside along the parade route to see all of the spectacular costumes and floats, and this year was particularly amazing. From anime to zombies and from the playfulness of fairies to the darkness of Netherworld, there were costumes to suit every taste in fandom, including storm troopers, knights, trekkers, dragons, and monsters.

Fan Moments: An Hour with John Barrowman

Fan Moments: An Hour with John Barrowman

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Saturday afternoon attracted another capacity crowd to the Atrium Ballroom (M) for John Barrowman’s solo panel, “John Barrowman Live!” The mood in the room was playful as Barrowman teased the crowd and they responded in kind. After taking a video of the audience so he could send it to his mom, he jumped right in to answer audience questions. Barrowman happily told stories whenever they occurred to him, including one funny story involving his partner Scott Gill and a kilt,
 
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