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#SteampunkHands - On Crafting a Subcultural Lifestyle: Objects and the Search for Home in Steampunk (Part 1)

Thinking about my contributions for “Steampunk Hands Around the World” this year made me reflect upon my time spent in the community. There have been highs and lows, and admittedly enough, I had no idea how much my life would change in the past eight years because of this aesthetic and the creative community inspired by it. 1,531 more words

Essays

Cosplay Sat.

Hello Universe, Facebook Folks, Pintrest Pals and World of cosplay buddies,

This weeks question is a simple one.

Do you think that the masquerade or cosplay contest held during a con should be only anima and manga based or also Western characters?   17 more words

Cosplay

WFC accessibility policy follow up

World Fantasy Con 2016 has made an accessibility policy publicly available. Hooray!

But, er, it’s still not a great one and it doesn’t solve the issue of people having to pay more for the convention because they had to wait to find out what the accessibility policy is. 73 more words

Conventions

Bad News: Can't Be at Boskone

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend Boskone this year. I lost my sitter suddenly, and with my son’s disability, new staff takes time to train. 22 more words

Announcements

Pro Does Not Require Con

So it seems to be the time of year for discussing the relevance and/or purpose and/or importance of authors attending conventions.

There is this article… 1,448 more words

Writing

8 philosophies behind being a successful anime convention game show host

First things first. These are my personal opinions. They may not jibe with yours, and that’s okay. There are lots of different ways to arrive at the same conclusion, and no one specific way is correct. 1,654 more words

DEVELOPMENT

Conventions, accessibility policies, and codes of conduct...AGAIN

Just when I thought we’d finished talking about World Fantasy Con and their policies (or lack of) around harassment and accessibility…we’re doing it again. Welcome to WFC 2016! 481 more words

Conventions