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2 women injured at DragonCon, hit by chairs dropped from balcony

Conventions. They’re all fun and cheer until you see your own blood. Which is exactly what happened to cosplayers Jamie Temple-Thompson Amador and Kelly McDaniel at DragonCon this past weekend.

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AwesomeCon After-party is Raising Money for Suicide Prevention Group

Let’s say you’re attending AwesomeCon in Washington D.C., and you want to keep the geeky fun going after the convention doors close. Danielle Ward of Little Petal and Jordan Ellis of Jordandene have got you covered with their Friday night geek girl…

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GaymerX Highlights the Importance of Bringing Communities Together

GaymerX has been running fun, fabulous conventions for gamers on every point of the gender and sexuality spectrum for the last four years. While you could attend conventions in San Francisco, San Jose, and Australia, GaymerX only just recently made its first foray into the East Coast with GaymerX East in New York City. I attended the […]

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Because We Care: More Advice on How to Survive a Convention

Conventions are some of the greatest fun you can have in one extended weekend—if you do it right. If you don’t, you’re in for 48+ hours of physical stress. We recently published a list of pointers for all of you convention newbies to follow. Ya know what? One list wasn’t enough. Thanks to some seasoned convention attendees, […]

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Cosplayers: Dress for success for the largest purse prize this year

Cosplayers tend to compete for trophies, ego and a small cash prize. But at C2E2 2014, the stakes are a little higher.

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Avoid Being Branded a ‘Convention Creeper’ with These Helpful Hints

Cosplayers love to flaunt their favorite characters at conventions, and attendees love to look. But some attendees are a little overeager in their enthusiasm. In fact, some men have been known to be rude to the (mostly young) women cosplayers. With this in mind, Australian cosplayers Ardella, Eve, and Kitty have some helpful hints for male convention goers on where to keep your eyes and hands.

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