Tagged cosplay

Should I Bring My Child to a Convention?

Kids can have a great time at conventions, or they can be so miserable that the result makes a Ringwraith tea party look great by comparison. And even if your kid does have a great time, managing them may completely suck the joy out of your convention experience to the point you’re questioning why you even brought them. Or, perhaps you’ve been wondering why you didn’t take your kid to a convention earlier, since you’re finding them to be...

This Week in Geek (1/23/16–1/29/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 29th. The Monday Will Always Raise a Glass to Kate Urquhart What: Comedy, Nightlife When: Monday, January 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Monday Night Comedy Show The Monday Night Comedy Show presents a night of long sets from a selection of eight local comics from the longest running comedy showcase in...

Minnesota Conventions to Cosplay at in 2017

Are you a MN cosplayer planning your cosplays for 2017? Twin Cities Geek is here to help with a comprehensive list of conventions—and a few other select events—in Minnesota you might be interested in visiting to cosplay at in 2017. Click on the convention’s name to visit its website, which will have the most up-to-date information on dates, registration prices, guest appearances, things to do while at the convention, and more. February Blizzard World Minneapolis ComiCon (February 25, 2017) St. Paul,...

When Did Cosplay Stop Being about Fun? (Spoiler: It Didn’t)

Boy, cosplayers sure are dramatic, aren’t they? Aren’t they a bunch of elitist bullies who would rather tear each other apart than go out and have fun? I guarantee that if you’re active in the cosplay community, you’ve either run across a post that has said something along these lines . . . or you’ve had these kinds of thoughts yourself. I’ve even written about the bullying that happens in the community. A lot. I’ve given panels about the...

A Geek’s Guide to Creating the Ultimate Cosplayer’s Emergency Repair Kit

Meta Con 2014 was truly a historic convention for me. It was the first con where I started doing cosplay repair, with my inspiration coming from two places: meeting another cosplay repairman—General Maintenance, a punny name inspired by the one who started the viral the movement, Captain Patch-It—and Greg Ayres’s passion for antibullying. Two years and three major outfit revisions later, I’ve built a reputation and a small following as Takeo, the Cosplay Repair Guy. Heck, it’s because of...

Cosplaying While Disabled Is Both Wonderful and Frustrating

Many geeks enjoy the art of cosplay. Whether you go for a traditional look or you combine your favorite couple of themes, it’s always fun to embody your favorite character. Some people cosplay casually, adding a wig or a piece of jewelry. Some people go all out, painting their entire bodies or spending tons of money on the perfect look. Everybody has their own rules for cosplay. Some people refuse to go outside gender lines. Other people will dress...

The Surprising Difficulty of Being a Cambodian American Geek

I am a Cambodian American. Okay, technically, I’m an Asian mix of Cambodian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai, but I identify with being Cambodian because both my parents are originally from Cambodia. I’m also a nerd, having gone full bore into otaku geekdom and mostly inhabiting the immense rabbit hole that is video-gaming subculture. Sadly for my wallet, it’s barely surviving my being both a nerd and professional musical artist, but I digress. I love almost all things Japanese, from...

This Week in Geek (09/26/2016–10/02/2016)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, September 26th through Sunday, October 2nd. Pokémon GO Gym Meet What: Meetup, Gaming When: Monday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m. Where: George Latimer Central Library Head to St. Paul’s Central Library Monday night to “compete with other trainers to see who can catch the most Pokémon, and battle other teams to own the Library Gym.” There will...

50 Years on the Final Frontier: Seeing Star Trek through the Eyes of Minnesota Geeks

It’s been 50 years to the day since Star Trek‘s September 8, 1966, premiere on NBC. A different but equally important milestone happened 20 years later, on December 20, 1986—the night William Shatner appeared on Saturday Night Live, in an episode featuring then-timely sketches about T. J. Hooker and Oliver North and presenting the musical stylings of one Buster Poindexter. More to the point, Shatner appeared as himself in a now-infamous sketch set at a clichéd Star Trek fan convention...

This Week in Geek (09/05/16–09/11/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, September 5th through Sunday, September 11th. Tabletop Tuesdays What: Meetup, Gaming When: Tuesday, September 6th at 5:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ Glitch (a nonprofit that “promotes the exploration of digital games as a culture, career, and creative practice”) invites you to GlitchHQ on the first and third Tuesday of every month for a night of board games. You...
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