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SMASH 2017 – Wrap Up

SMASH – Sydney Manga and Anime Show – is back and it didn’t disappoint attendees: old and new. Many things to cover for a weekend involving the Maid Café, musical performers, gaming hubs – card, PC and console based – discussion panels and the all important aspect for any convention: cosplay. Especially, crowning Australia’s newest representatives for the World Cosplay ... Read More »

Blizzard’s Overwatch World Cup Qualifiers

Australia has a fair share and passion of appreciating their sports. Be it the Summer and Winter Olympics, different rugby codes, V8 Supercars and European soccer. However, this time round, it’s the geeks who are putting their game face on for the highly-anticipated esport that has taken the gaming world by storm. The Star played host to Australia’s first eSport ... Read More »

Superhero Week 2017

In many ways, the expansion of the cosplay scene has left me simultaneously impressed and concerned. In its nascence, it was essentially a bunch of pop culture buds combined with an arts and crafts show. Occasionally you’d see a full-scale Big Daddy, or a Spartan complete with lightrifle, from people whose skills bordered on being so legit that the “s” ... Read More »

Beyond Cosplay is looking for aspiring writers

Friends, cosplayers, budding writers, gamers, movie buffs and all who dwell within this space. Beyond Cosplay has two openings for the Brisbane team and we are looking for you to fill them. We can hear the excitement in your eyes and see the gasping of your voice. This is essentially like a job application to become part of an amazing ... Read More »

Oz Comic Con 2017 – Melbourne

Melbourne is known for hosting some of the countries most popular events, so it’s only fitting that it holds one of the largest pop culture conventions, Oz Comic Con, each year. The two day event ran on the 1st and 2nd July 2017 and had thousands of people walking through it’s doors. Not only does the convention offer people the ... Read More »

Oz Comic Con – Melbourne 2017 Gallery

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Cars 3

Cars 3 is the latest installment in the Cars franchise featuring everyone’s favourite racecar, Lightning McQueen (Voiced by Owen Wilson). It’s a solid movie with well-rounded, believable characters, with plenty of jokes and witty one-liners for kids and adults. In this film we see Lightning race against his toughest competitors yet, the new generation of technology driven race cars, intimidating ... Read More »

Zedtown – Melbourne 2017

The zombie’s are coming! The end is nigh! Grab your survival kits! Take arms! Take ammunition! Help survivors and find sanctuary! Does this sound familiar? Surely if you haven’t seen or played a zombie apocalypse survival themed game, TV show or movie, then it’s quite obvious you are living under a rock. But, for those who are fans of this, ... Read More »

Oran Con 2017

On Saturday 27 May 2017, I had the pleasure of being a store holder at Oran Con 3 held at Oran Park Podium. A small con but what it lacked in size, is more than made up for in personality and entertainment. From Disney Princesses to Pirates of the Caribbean, they were out in force to instill the cosplay spirit ... Read More »

The Osiris Child

Movie rating 6/10 For a Sci-Fi fan, I have concerns and issues that can break a movie: too much CGI, insane amounts of explosives, lack or too much plotline, choice of cast – I can name a fair few. However, rather then arrive and armed with a checklist in tow, I was literally blown away by the edge of your ... Read More »