is coming up in about six weeks! We highly encourage
participation from everyone (including children), and there are some
pretty cool prizes to be won. We hope this is a fun, new
experience for cosplayers and audience alike!
will be four major categories: Animation and Anime, Manga and Visual
Novels, Video Game, and Mixed Media (basically, everything else).
This contest is not limited to anime or Japanese culture; all
costumes, provided they meet the rules, are welcome. If you have
been considering competing in a cosplay contest for the first time,
this would be a good contest to start with. To the left are the
trophies in their box!
The rules can be found here. All-Con's website can be found here.
Here is the promo image--please spread this around as much as possible!
PAX South 2015!
PAX South is taking place
right now! Val is off in San Antonio, representing both CosPod as
well as North Texas down at the convention center. (Rumor has it
there's a lot of Texas cosplayers down there.) She'll have a full
report when she returns. This is PAX South's first year, and the
Penny Arcade team chose the beautiful Henry B. Gonzales Convention
Center to host their rather large debut. Already we have seen
pictures of some amazing cosplay!
Should you wish to watch/listen to the Twitch live stream of selected events at the convention, you can find it here.
New Year of the Sheep/Goat/Ram! We're hoping that this will be an
even better year than 2014. May this year portend a fantastic
climb to the top of everyone's cosplay game! (Yes, Amber made a
goat reference there.) We already have some great plans for you,
the Podders, for 2015. There will be a few new interviews with
some phenomenal names in cosplay, new tutorials (including soldering
and electronics), and of course all of the panels and events that we're
able to attend and video-capture. We're also hosting All-Con's
Barbeqon will be making a comeback this
year and potentially a Hobbitdays in celebration of all 6 Tolkien
films! We also hope to promote more charity and volunteer work
this year; we'd like to give back as much as the community has given us. (image from Animal Cosplay)