Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo: Sum-Up and Some Pictures

Last weekend (April 16-19th) I attended the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo in Calgary, Alberta. This was my fourth year attending the Expo, my third year actually designing and wearing a costume, my second year attending while not extremely hungover, and my first year attending without the second half of my original OTP (my best… Read More

Take a DETOUR to Tolerance

I wrote a piece about empowerment through cosplay, but I never really dove into my personal experiences at conventions. It has been five years and counting that I have attended cons, yet I felt my previous piece was missing an important aspect: conventions are fantastically tolerant places. It’s not just the bronies or the “free… Read More

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

You’ve all seen Xena right? My favorite episode is from season 5 entitled “Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire.” I think you’ll understand why after you watch this video: Pretty awesome right! Of course, nobody does it better than Aretha Franklin. Now I could do an entire post on Xena-crossover music, but that’s not why I’m here… Read More

Take Back the Cloth: Empowerment Through Cosplay

Halloween is around the corner and people are preparing for costumes.  It seems that walking into a Halloween store, however, is indicative of walking into a Victoria’s Secret: scant cloth and seductive poses are all that women often have to choose from.  There is acceptance of objectification of women in the cosplay realm because it’s… Read More