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Convention Artists

3 Jun

I’m sure you’ve all heard of various conventions that take place across the country. From Comic Con to Anime Central, there are several different Cons that cover all different areas of geek culture, whether it’s video games, comic books, film, or anime. There is at least one time a year at one location where the fan of a particular media can get together, share their passions, have an amazing time, and then separate until they reconvene one year later. At these conventions, there are a plethora of people showing how much they love their particular area of interest.

Comic Con

The diverse crowd at a convention

Two of the most common people at these conventions would be cosplayers and artists. Cosplayers are people who take time to create a costume that represents a character from a TV show, video game, anime, etc. They then wear these costumes at their convention of choice, typically mobbed by photographers who want to get a picture of the person and the end result of all their efforts. The other type of people, artists, are those who make hand-made merchandise that they sell at the convention, typically in an artist alley where they are all gathered together for ease of navigation. These artists make all sorts of cool items, such as paintings, plushies, prints, magnets, pins, and anything else you can dream up that represents something geeky. However, not all cosplayers and artists are genuine about their craft.

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Melvin’s Pick of the Day- 12/2/12- 8 Bit Classics

2 Dec

chain chompNow that December is here, are you setting up your tree and decorating your house?  Why not show off your geeky side?

Melissa and Ben of 8 Bit Classics have created some adorable video game themed ornaments to geek up your holiday decorating.

And if it’s gifts you’re looking for, their shop is chock full of perler bead magnets, keychains and more, so go check them out today!

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