Word on the street is that this week’s Agenda Tradeshow in Long Beach, CA got hazed by a few local police. So we guess it’s only fitting for the homie and fellow instigator, Mike Giant, to show up in LAPD gear and a Rebel 8 bombed-out squad car.
I’m sure a lot of the cosplay community heard of this:
Now Tell me…..WOULD YOU GO DRESS UP IN COSPLAY TO A TOY STORE?
Because Here’s the thing: Elite Con is NOT your typical Fandom Convention.
It’s a TRADESHOW!
It’s Basically the Dealers Hall of your typical convention only that’s all there is to the event.
Don’t pull the Wow they’re more like Elitist Con, am I right? joke, Don’t Claim they’re alienating Cosplayers. They AREN’T.
Look at their Event Page. The Description itself says A Premium Collectibles Event for Advanced Collectors.
If you don’t know what that means, it means Its an event for Serious Buyers to either get the latest figures/toys/Pop funko figures OR Get a chance at buying a really rare or really valuable Comic Book or Comic Memorabilia.
They know who their target audience is and they’re giving the community a heads up saying We are not allowing cosplay You will be denied at door
They’re letting you know a head of time what will happen and that is helluva lot better than showing up in cosplay only to be denied access.
They are not alienating Cosplayers, they do not hate cosplayers, they’re just doing their job to ensure that their target audience is getting what they want and that Comics and Memorabilia.
So seriously guys: Stop lighting your torches and stop sharpening your Pitchforks. Actually Look into what the event is actually about. The event is getting harassed left and right because people aren’t doing their research. Get over it. It’s not even something Cosplayers would even be interested in. Y'all just want something to complain about
my beautiful children, it is I, Cassie, returned from the Field. I was with you ever so briefly last week to celebrate the acquiring of Tickets, but other than a few check-ins here and there I’ve been almost entirely MIA.
THAT CHANGES TONIGHT! One of my rewards for my hard work was saving all the Late Late Show things and all the interviews and videos for once I was done at the tradeshow. I can’t wait! You’ll probably see some delayed reactions content from me, so please indulge that.
Also, I want to say to any of our Mancunian followers and anyone with friends or loved ones affected by the absolute tragedy on Monday night: we love you. We will try to support you any way we can. As always this is a safe space, so if anyone wants to talk, we’re here for you.
They call her St. Vincent, and she exists among the forward-thinking, boundary-pushing art-pop elite–here, as we look ahead to the upcoming year in music, Guitar World digs in deep with Annie Clark, a modern day guitar hero.
[By Brad Angle, photos by Travis Shinn]
Annie Clark is officially one step ahead of us. We’ve always suspected as much, but this fact was confirmed the moment she emerged from hair and makeup for her inaugural Guitar World cover shoot holding a guitar… and wearing a dress that featured a print of a bikini body, just like the kind you’d find hanging in the window of a kitschy beach shop.