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Cosplay Catch-up with Leroy, Sharingan Siren & Tarla Trent

A convention or an event is not complete without the heart that brings it to life which is basically, the attendees: especially cosplayers. Whether you are young at heart, starting out, seasonal or veteran, the rise of the cosplay community continues to grow exponentially. Due to the costumes and characters thanks in large to the huge exposure of various fandoms, ... Read More »

Ironfest: A festival where anything goes

  Foreword by Catherine Norrie Since its beginnings in 2000 as a small art exhibition in Lithgow to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the birth of steel in Australia, Ironfest has grown into a multi-day, multi-themed, multi-faceted, eclectic festival bringing together artists, designers, makers, musicians, actors, historians, cosplayers – you name it, where pretty much anything goes. Going in, not ... Read More »

Beyond the Con #6 April 26 2018

Your fortnightly-ish breakdown of the latest news and happenings in the cosplay and popculture world. We just spin things slightly differently by giving you our three favourite things and then three we aren’t so happy about. However, I’m dropping the numbers down to two of each and adding a new feature on what we’re excited about: whether it’s on the ... Read More »

Interview with Kim McLoughry

Sydney has their fair share of large conventions and events. But what about the cities outside the metropolitan area? Central Coast Comic Con, in association with Regional Youth Support Services is back for another year. Celebrating alongside with the worldwide event, Free Comic Book Day, it’s a celebration of geek and pop culture, even if you are young at heart ... Read More »

Beyond The Con #5 Mid April 2018

Your fortnightly-ish breakdown of the latest news and happenings in the cosplay and pop culture world. We just spin things slightly differently by giving you our two favourite things and then two we aren’t so happy about. Let us know if you agree on our facebook page or in whichever group you saw this posted! HEROES! Hero 1: NFL Legend Jim ... Read More »

Beyond the Con #4 Early April 2018

Your fortnightly-ish breakdown of the latest news and happenings in the cosplay and popculture world. We just spin things slightly differently by giving you our three favourite things and then three we aren’t so happy about. Let us know if you agree on our facebook page or in whichever group you saw this posted! Hero 1: Robert Downey Jr for rising ... Read More »

Sea of thieves

Yo-ho, yo-ho a pirate’s life for me! Enlist a crew, raise the anchor and set sail in this expansive open world title from renowned game studio – Rare. I remember seeing the trailer for this game when visitig EBExpo last year and have been intrigued ever since. Labelled a Pirate MMO, Sea of Thieves boasts, “Everything you need to live ... Read More »

Beyond the Con #3 Mid March 2018

Beyond The Con #3   We’re barrelling through March at a rapid rate and loving every minute of it so far. Other than a few jitters about Stan Lee’s health, (see below) it’s all coming up Millhouse. I’m getting pretty excited about Ironfest creeping ever closer. But there’s still a few smaller events to catch before heading to the mountains ... Read More »

Neko Nation Sydney 2018

Without talking LOLspeak throughout this article and turn into a neko, I haven’t ventured into nightclubs for years. On a typical Saturday night, you have an array of nightclubs. Be it raves, R’n’B, rock, live bands – anything to let your hair down and dance the night away -Nya! But this clubbing scene is like no other. Neko Nation is ... Read More »

Beyond The Con #2 – A round up of Pop Culture news and views.

#2 Early March 2018 Another week another scrambled mess of a news feed full of school shootings, rave reviews of Black Panther and failed attempts at a social life. Nevertheless, we have all made it through to the begining of March somehow. While its not clear how close we are to anything BIG happening, but we know the ball should ... Read More »