San Diego Comic-Con has begun, bringing over 130,000 people to enjoy the pop culture extravaganza taking place inside and outside the convention center. There is a lot to see and do every day during SDCC. More likely than not, if you don't go in with a plan for experiencing the things that you most want to check out, you'll miss them!
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 communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.
In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
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Conventions: Even if you're not going to SDCC this summer, Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch's art promoting the show's panel might just make your July.
Animation: Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch has announced that the Disney Chanel has renewed the show for a second season.
Anime: Black Widow, Punisher, War Machine and Hawkeye join Tony Stark in blasting things and looking pensive in the latest Iron Man: Rise of Technovore anime feature trailer.
It's a good week for fans of Alex Hirsch's Gravity Falls. First, and most importantly, we've gotten the announcement that the Disney Channel is finally bringing us new episodes of Dipper, Mabel and Grunkle Stan's mysterious adventures on February 15, and second, they're starting up the hype with a Flash game on their website. That last bit isn't rea
We Love Fine has launched their latest t-shirt collection featuring designs from Disney's Gravity Falls. The cartoon series, which started airing in Summer 2012, has drawn an immense fan following with its quirky, crytozoological themes and has quickly become a favorite cartoon amongst the ComicsAlliance staff. Indeed, two of our occasional contributors, Chris Haley and Eugen
The thing about animation is that it's art. I know that seems a little obvious, but what makes an animation wonderful is when you forget that you're looking at something someone drew, painted or sculpted and believe completely in the world of the characters and their story. That's why we spend a lo
The Disney Channel's Gravity Falls has quickly become one of my favorite TV shows. In fact, I've often been heard remarking, as I have about so many other pieces of pop culture, that the only possible way it could be better was if it was also Street Fighter II.
And now, it looks like that's actually
The Disney Channel's Gravity Falls is probably the best new animated series of the year. The combination of sophisticated storytelling, a creepy over-arching mystery (complete with backwards-masking in the opening, cryptic clues scattered through the episodes and a six-fingered hand on the cover of a forgotten tome), and the genuine emotion of the show's two main characters, Dipper and Mabel, has made it a hit with both its intended audience of kids and with adults.
Now, with the news that Mabel