So let’s put aside SDCC and the increasingly corporate NYCC, lets talk about the smaller Cons. Recently I had the pleasure to be at Wizard Worlds Richmond and Chicago and I noticed a very healthy, in my opinion, trend. There are still lots of stalls selling but in general these are independent sellers working hard to satisfy the insatiable hunger of the collector. Ok so maybe we should limit just how many Funko Pops can be seen in one hall and try and encourage some product diversity, but wow the thirst for Pop is huge.
What I love is the incredible effort that goes into Cosplay. It’s an immensely healthy pastime that enables those ,who maybe socially less adept in the boring real world than the players and haters that plague and troll, to totally strut their geeky stuff like Travolta or Maguire in Spider-Man 3…..sorry.
If you don’t admire the sheer creative joy that has gone into making the above costume then there is something switched off in your pleasure circuitry!
It’s massively rewarding to see whole families cosplaying, putting aside my own misgivings about kids playing Harley! I was ecstatic to see new entries entering the cosplay consciousness this year – Warboys and the awesomely amazing Eleven from Stranger Things.