Yesterday: Talking about cosplay ideas for when we can finally go back to comic conventions….

Yesterday: Talking about cosplay ideas for when we can finally go back to comic conventions.

Today: “L.A. Comic Con says it is moving forward with its plan to hold an in-person convention in December”

OH HELL NO

I don’t care if they’re limiting it to 10% of capacity and requiring masks. Knowing what we know now, December is going to be way too soon.

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Honestly I’m not surprised that of the various LA-area cons it’s them that wants to jump the gun. (As the article points out, there’s no provision in the state’s reopening plan to re-allow conventions even in the least-restricted tier. Which LA County definitely isn’t in now, and I wouldn’t count on it getting there by December.) They’ve always struck me as kinda snake-oily.

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Admittedly it’s been years from the worst, back when it was Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo and they had a reality show on SyFy, but still…

Planning a convention for the middle of winter during a pandemic when there’s no provision for actually *holding* a convention within public health regulations? Might be a new low.

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Green Arrow, Azirophale and Crowley from Good Omens, Wonder Woman and Captain America again, and Anger from Inside Out

A few more #cosplay highlights from earlier today at #LongBeachComicCon. #GreenArrow, #Azirophale and #Crowley from #GoodOmens, #WonderWoman and #CaptainAmerica again, and Anger from #InsideOut.

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Green Arrow

#DCComics #MarvelComics #Comics #LBCC #LBCC2019 #ComicCon

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Wonder Woman and Captain America, Gwenpool, Katana, and Ramona Flowers

Some highlights from the #cosplay I saw today at #LongBeachComicCon: #WonderWoman and #CaptainAmerica, #Gwenpool, #Katana, and #RamonaFlowers.

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Green Arrow

#DCComics #MarvelComics #ScottPilgrim #Comics #LBCC #LBCC2019 #ComicCon

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What? No tickets available for San Diego? Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!

What? No tickets available for San Diego? Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggghhhhh / at

Photo taken at: Long Beach Comic Con

What? No tickets available for San Diego? Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!! #anger / #InsideOut #cosplay at #LongBeachComicCon #lbcc #lbcc2019 #Pixar #comiccon

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Spent the weekend at Long Beach Comic Con.

10th year of the con, still smallish but very comics & art focused (unlike other “comic cons”).

7YO was fascinated by the droid builders as always, and played a lot of laser tag. Wife cosplayed as Prof. Trelawney. I went to see Marv Wolfman & Christopher Priest talk about their careers as writers and editors. We bought some art cards, prints, toys & discount books.

Blog: https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2018/09/long-beach-comic-con-2018/
Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelsonv/albums/72157700841439474

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A piece I wrote the last time I went to SDCC, on how online social media has changed the experience of Comic Con and how I changed my approach to the event.

A piece I wrote the last time I went to #SDCC, on how online social media has changed the experience of #ComicCon and how I changed my approach to the event.

This Fan Used To Post Tons Of Comic-Con Coverage, Then Stopped. Can You Guess Why?

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Half-following the build up to SDCC. I haven’t been to Comic Con since 2014, though …

Half-following the build up to . I haven’t been to since 2014, though I’ve been to WonderCon & Long Beach every year. The first year I couldn’t get tickets I shrugged. It’s exhausting, and there are other cons. I didn’t even try this year or last. But now I find I’ve started to miss it.

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SDCC TBT! @casualcosplaykatie & Speed Force’s own @kelsonv as Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick & Yomiko Readman aka The Paper

! @casualcosplaykatie & Speed Force’s own @kelsonv as Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick & Yomiko Readman aka The Paper from Read or Die, at Comic Con International in 2009.

Sadly, we don’t have anyone on site at this year. We’re following along online with everyone else! (We’ve posted this a couple of times, so I thought I’d try some post-processing using AfterFocus to blur the background. Not bad, though the edges are a little sharp

Photo taken at: Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center

#SDCC #TBT! @casualcosplaykatie & Speed Force’s own @kelsonv as Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick & Yomiko Readman aka The Paper from Read or Die, at Comic Con International in 2009.

Sadly, we don’t have anyone on site at #ComicCon this year. We’re following along online with everyone else! (We’ve posted this a couple of times, so I thought I’d try some post-processing using AfterFocus to blur the background. Not bad, though the edges are a little sharp.) #cosplay #theflash #readordie #theflashcosplay #flashcosplay #jaygarrick #jaygarrickcosplay #yomikoreadman #sdcc2009 #throwbackthursday

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Killer Frost meets Whitney Frost at LA Comic Con

Killer Frost meets Whitney Frost at. More photos at flickr.com/kelsonv

Photo taken at: Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con

Killer Frost meets Whitney Frost at #lacomiccon. More photos at flickr.com/kelsonv
#cosplay #comiccon #WhitneyFrost #KillerFrost #comikaze #lacomiccon16 #caitlinsnow #madamemasque #lacomiccon2016 #comikaze2016

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WonderCon: Where’s Waldo? (last weekend) More at flickr.com/kelsonv & @speedforceorg#Wondercon #lobby #crowd #cosplay #comiccon #wc2016 #whereswaldo

Photo taken at: Wondercon 2016

WonderCon: Where’s Waldo? (last weekend) More at flickr.com/kelsonv & @speedforceorg

#Wondercon #lobby #crowd #cosplay #comiccon #wc2016 #whereswaldo

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Flash panel at last year’s @wondercon. Keep an eye out for pics from this year’s con

Flash panel at last year’s @wondercon. Keep an eye out for pics from this year’s con

Photo taken at: Wondercon Anaheim Convention Center

#TBT Flash panel at last year’s @wondercon. Keep an eye out for pics from this year’s con!

#theflash #wondercon #dccomics #throwbackthursday #comiccon #comics

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Cosplay, comics, Star Wars cars & space from @Longbeach_CC last weekend…

Cosplay, comics, Star Wars cars & space from @Longbeach_CC last weekend. I posted photos during the con at @speedforceorg & the full set is at Flickr.com/kelsonv

#lbcc #lbcc2015 #longbeachcomiccon #longbeachcomiccon2015 #cosplay #comiccon #collage #deadpool #starwars #theflash #jaygarrick #spaceexpo #comics #pizzazz

Photo taken at: Long Beach Comic Expo

Cosplay, comics, Star Wars cars & space from @Longbeach_CC last weekend. I posted photos during the con at @speedforceorg & the full set is at Flickr.com/kelsonv

#lbcc #lbcc2015 #longbeachcomiccon #longbeachcomiccon2015 #cosplay #comiccon #collage #deadpool #starwars #theflash #jaygarrick #spaceexpo #comics #pizzazz

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