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Don’t forget fans. Here, Phuong Nguyen (left) as Captain America with Derrick Petry as Deadpool, at Comic-Con International in July 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Comic-Con@Home: Virtual comics event declared a failure by industry critics, but fans loved it

Some comic fans have found a bright spot in virtual conventions in an otherwise bleak pandemic year. The sense of community matters more than a simplistic analysis about metrics or interactivity.
Cosplay attendees pose for pictures at the 2015 Comic-Con International in San Diego. Reuters

Cosplay, crossplay and the importance of wearing the right underwear

Cosplay involves fans dressing up as a favourite pop culture character, but it’s also a way to experiment with gender. Is there a difference between the way men and women crossplay?
Cosplayers come in all shapes and sizes. zigazou

Explainer: what is cosplay?

I’m standing in a line at Brisbane Supanova 2013, a pop culture convention, when I’m approached by a young family with a tiny girl in a sparkly Snow White gown, complete with bright red hair bow. “We were…

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