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With Otakon – the massive celebration of East Asian pop culture held at the Baltimore Convention Center – now in its 20th year, we wanted an insider’s view of the action.
So we turned to Carrie Wood, who has been attending Otakon since 2002 and has been actively cosplaying (for the uninitiated, that’s when fans dress up as characters from their favorite TV shows or video games) since 2003. Here’s her take on Otakon 2013.
Fan conventions have changed dramatically; evolving from what to outsiders looked like the solitary realm of Trekkies and geeks to a broad smorgasbord of pop culture gatherings. Events where fans of nearly anything with a common interest, whether anime, furry outfits, the Dude or what-have you, can gather as one to celebrate, reveling in their passion and knowledge for a pop culture phenomena of some matter of form.
With thousands of “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” fans flocking to Baltimore for the annual BronyCon convention, Baltimore Sun photographer and videographer Christopher T. Assaf wanted to look at the individual convention-goers.
To capture the true “brony” spirit, Assaf set up a black backdrop and took portraits of costumed “My Little Pony” fans using the Hipstamatic app on his iPhone. He also asked the subjects of these photos why they came to BronyCon and why they chose their various costumes.
With Comic-Con International well underway, swarms of geeks have taken to the streets of downtown San Diego. Clad in costumes of their favorite characters, fans of comic books, movies and TV shows cram into San Diego’s convention center to meet celebrities and attend panels and parties.
Southern California dog groomer Catherine Opson has a creative approach to dog grooming.
The five-day Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts kicks off at Worthy Farm, Pilton near Glastonbury, England. This year, headline acts include Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Now attracting more than 175,000 people, the festival began in 1970 when several hundred patrons paid 1 GBP to watch T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan perform.