This essay was originally published at Blackscifi.com on October 2, 2018. This is where I talk about the plethora of talented artists I’ve met at Anime Weekened Atlanta.
All in Comics
The world of cosplay has changed but the rules of marginalization and oppression have not.
I have this thing for Thanos and I hate what it says about me and my perception of people. But I am a product of my environment…I just happen to be aware of how much of a product I am.
Cosplay is rooted in racist intellectual properties — and fans do everything they can to uphold this racism.
So much happening! SO MUCH HAPPENING!
I visited OnyxCon 2017 and sat down with comic creators Ashleigh Davenport, Manuel and Geiszel Goday, and Rod Brown to find out about their projects. Links to their info are below.
Segment 1 is Ashleigh Davenport, the creator and writer behind VuDu legends and owner of Final Beat Comics. http://www.finalbeatcomics.com/
Your fandom is racist. This isn't a question or a debate and when you really think about it, you'll see why.
Whiteness protects whiteness...even in our comics heroines.
Photo Party Fun! Seriously, this is just about having fun taking pictures. Even though tons of horrible things are going on, I can't control that. But I can share a little of my joy.
Saw Suicide Squad last night. Overall I enjoyed it but it did have some problems. Here are my thoughts.
Sidebar - I know these excerpts are supposed to be interesting and engaging but eh. :)
Days zero and one at my first ever San Diego Comic Con!
I'm almost conventioned out and it's only June. This is what I've been up to in June. None of it was for DragonCon, unfortunately.
My MomoCon Post-Convention Wrap-Up. Long story short - it was awesome!
Are you attending MomoCon this year? I am and I'll be on THREE panels. Check out my blog for more information about the panels and my co-panelists.
Hope to see you there!
I can’t speak for anyone else, but my cosplay choices are often dictated by my internal struggles and the ways I empower myself. It’s not always the same, because I’m human and have a ton of contradictory ideas, emotions, and needs – which is one of the reasons Typhoid Mary speaks to me so clearly.
What's after #29DaysOfBlackCosplay? Honestly, I'm still figuring that out.
*Every once in a while I read something that kind of gets my hackles up. Today is one of those days. Women in Comics NYC Collective International posted an essay written about the Batgirl cover from last year that sparked conversation when DC opted to change the cover at the last minute. As I don’t want to drive traffic to the author’s page, here is the link to the essay reposted on Women in Comics NYC Collective International Facebook page.