DragonCon co-founder Ed Kramer will not be going to prison on the six counts of child molestation for which he was arrested in August 2000. Instead, he'll serve 34 months under house arrest, pay a $100,000 fine to each of the three victims involved, and be forbidden from interacting with anyone younger than the age of 16.
Those are the terms of a plea agreement Kramer's attorneys and Gwinnett County, Ga., District Attorney Danny Porter have hammered out. Kramer pleaded guilty to three of the counts; prosecutors aren't pursuing the other three.
While cosplayers are present at virtually every major convention celebrating comics, gaming, fantasy and science fiction, it's Atlanta's Dragon*Con that has become a a kind of Mecca to which most of the scene's most dedicated hobbyists and professionals pilgrimage every year. Lately I've been comparing the cosplay phenomena to that of b-boying, where the primary inspiration is expressing creativity, performing and earning props from other people like you. The dance comparison is made explicit in this jubilant new video that conveys in a simple but really emotional way just how much fun the Dragon*Con cosplayers are having without us.
Awww. A couple of comic fans took advantage of the Marvel Universe cosplayer gathering at last weekend's Dragon*Con in Atlanta to recreate the famous Dustin Weaver cover for Astonishing X-Men #51, depicting the marriage between Northstar and his boyfriend Kyle Jindau. The couple, whose names we can't quite ma
Printing: Sinestro is sporting something like an anime sweat bead on certain Green Lantern #1 covers thanks to a printing error. Somebody on eBay is trying to sell one as a variant for $10. Cool speculation, bro.
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving community of costuming that exists today and cosplay communities such as Cosplay.com and the Sup
If you missed Dragon*Con, as I did, you can still enjoy the cosplay antics of attendees who clearly put a lot of time and effort into their costumes thanks to this Flickr pool of photos. My favorite? Spider-sense Spider-Man!
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