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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): HeroesCon 2016

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As readers will know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we’re big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming, and fantasy communities have proved time and again their exceptional talents for homemade disguises and superheroic sartorial excellence, and all of their craft and skill was on display this past weekend at HeroesCon. Our chief cosplay correspondent Betty Felon was on hand to document as much of it as she could.

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Weekender: Tetris, ‘Bone: Coda’ And Denys Cowan’s Prince

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What a week! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to sit back and read some comics. The weekend is finally here, and the world can relax and rest once more --- but the comics industry has been busy too, and the last seven days have seen a flurry of comics-based news and announcements fly past at high speed.

ComicsAlliance has got your back, though: when it comes to comics, we never slow down, so here’s a look back and just what’s been going on. New comics, new stories, new hirings, new podcasts, new art being made --- it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): HeroesCon 2014 Edition

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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.

The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics are definitely on display this weekend at the first ever HeroesCon, and we were there to check out the show as well as capture some of the stellar cosplay on display.

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Best Sketchbook Ever (This Week): Jack Kirby Creations From HeroesCon 2013

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I'm not much of an original art collector, but getting a sketch from an awesome artist is one of my favorite things to do at a convention. For someone who can't draw at all, watching artists at work is like seeing actual magic happen, and at the end of it, you have a picture of Batman. It's basically the best thing.

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War Rocket Ajax #120: Live From HeroesCon

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This week on the War Rocket Ajax podcast, it's the special live Q&A that co-hosts Chris Sims and Matt Wilson did at HeroesCon this year! They deal with everything from questions about Jason Statham to -- in Chris's case -- the perils of food poisoning, and you can listen to the whole show, right here at ComicsAlliance!War...

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The Con Haul: What I Picked Up At HeroesCon 2012

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There are a lot of reasons why comic book conventions are great. Boxes of cheap back issues and the chance to chat with your favorite creators (or, if your standards are a bit lower, your third-favorite comic book critic) are great, but some of the real highlights come from the stuff...

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The Jack Kirby Convention Sketchbook: 2012 Update

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Last year, I posted about a convention sketchbook I'd started themed around characters created or co-created by the legendary Jack Kirby, with ten great sketches from the artists I'd met at HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina...

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War Rocket Ajax #1: ComicsAlliance’s Official Podcast, with Chris Sims and Matt Wilson!

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That's right, everyone: After 70 episodes, Chris Sims and Matt Wilson's War Rocket Ajax has become the official podcast of ComicsAlliance! And in order to celebrate, we're doing what comics always do when there's a big change: Relaunch with a new #1...

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Ask Chris Live: The HeroesCon 2010 Panel! [Video]

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Every week, I sit down to answer your questions in ComicsAlliance's "Ask Chris" column, and since Laura Hudson, Caleb Goellner and I were all in Charlotte this past weekend for HeroesCon, we decided to do it live and in person...

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The ComicsAlliance Rob Liefeld World Tour [Photos]

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For the ComicsAlliance staff, HeroesCon was a weekend of highlights, but one of our favorite moments of the show was when Editor-in-Chief Laura Hudson, Assistant Editor Caleb Goellner and Senior Writer Chris Sims got their picture taken with none other than Rob Liefeld:

For the record, Liefeld was as nice in person as you've probably heard, and was totally cool with three people running up to grab a picture when he was picking up a package at the front desk...

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