Archive for Cosplay Jam

Episode 53 – Magical Combat

n our final episode of 2013, we go over the amazing early December ACP events of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion Los Angeles premiere and the Combat Radio Breakfast with Santa toy drive. Joining Kate and Dennis on this episode is special guest Mario Bueno (EMP_Maniac), a great cosplayer and also the cosplay organizer for the Combat Radio event on behalf of ACP. There will definitely be Madoka 3 spoilers, so check the time stamps to avoid them at all cost if you haven’t seen it. Episode 53 is a go!
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Episode 52 – Para Para PMX

Happy Holidays everyone! The end of the year is almost here, and we’ve got one of our last episodes talking about our last convention this year: PMX (sometimes known as Pacific Media Expo). We have Eve joining Kate and Dennis on this episode, and she’ll tell us tales of masquerade judging. See if PMX is a convention you should attend or be interested in attending. And we’ve also got the weirdest food segment ever on this one. Episode 52 is a go! Read more


Episode 51 – Comikaze Invaded

Our second to last convention for the year is the fast-growing Comikaze, presented by Stan Lee and Elvira. We only went for one day, but had quite a bit of fun! Join Dennis, Kate, and special guest Kristen, aka Space Invader, as we go over the sights and sounds of this convention, with a little bit of extra input from an independent comic book publisher. Also, if you have some time (and money), why not check out Kristen’s Facebook page and Etsy store for cosplay pieces and commission information. Episode 51 is a go! Read more


Extra Jam 1 – Next Gen Nonsense (Episode 50.5)


So you want a shiny new console? Well listen to four guys ramble for a few hours about the PS4 and Xbox One, along with their launch line up, and other things. We try to stay on topic, but we figure that you’ve already made your decision on which console to get, and that there are more informed sources you have for your console choice. Join Dennis along with Adam, Garrett, and special guest J on this Extra Jam episode. Read more


Episode 50 – Big Apple, 3AM

It’s episode 50! Woohoo! Didn’t think we’d make it this far, but so happy we did. On this episode, Dennis and Kate are joined by Viz Media’s Amy as we recap our adventures at New York Comic Con. It was extra special for this convention since there was a major promotion with Ranma 1/2. We’ve got creeper and sexist stories happening at NYCC (boo), lots of fun times with awesome people (yay), and what has to be our longest conversation about food ever. Oh, and let’s throw in some One Piece adventuring, too. Because it’s been a while. Episode 50 is a go! Read more


Episode 49 – We Can Be Heroes

New podcast setup, and brand new topic. On this episode, Dennis, Kate, and Aaron go over the SyFy reality show Heroes of Cosplay. Yes, there were some missteps along the way, but there are some things that are real, relatable, and actually good. We go over the cosplayer roles, faults of the show, and hopes for season 2. We also have a good opinion piece on how we could rework the show, and maybe for the better. Have a listen, and give your own input, too.

And don’t forget, check out the PBS documentary Cosplay! Crafting a Secret Identity, which can be found online, too. Episode 49 is a go! Read more


Episode 48 – Cosplay Outside the Con Scene

All right. It’s the last of our backlog episodes, as Kate and Dennis talk about their experiences with cosplay activities outside of conventions. And Dennis tells us how he went to a signing for the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender while wearing his Sokka cosplay at Barnes & Noble. Meanwhile, Kate talks about the 2013 Costume College (or CoCo for short) and her learning experiences taking those classes will hopefully improve her cosplay knowledge. Thanks again for your patience! Episode 48 is a go! Read more


Episode 47 – A New Challenger Approaches

Gamashura Ouendan

You’ve read Kate’s thoughts, now you can hear them with more insight. Kate and Dennis talk about their trip to the Santa Clara Convention Center for the inaugural Japan Expo USA. Things don’t always go as planned at conventions, no matter how hard you prep for them. And that’s even more true for us who have gone to a lot of conventions. There’s the worry about the quality of having a double masquerade, the impressive guest list, the sparse programming, and the weird autograph session restrictions. There is some good to be found here, though, including free parking! So come have a listen, and share your thoughts on our Facebook page. Episode 47 is a go! Read more


Episode 46 – Comic Con…Deal With It

Guardians of the Galaxy

Ah yes, the infamous San Diego Comic Con. We meet again. The most popular of conventions that we attend is also the one we are afraid of the most before it starts. There’s so much prep time for it that sometimes you almost have to force yourself to have fun. Luckily, this year was not the case for us, and fun was had by all! Join Dennis and Kate as they give a quick recap of all their Avatar universe related adventures (no, not the blue cats) along with dealing with exclusives, a pirate ship adventure, and a great story that took years in the making for a friend. Episode 46 is a go! Read more


Episode 45 – Back In Competitive Shape

Henshin-a go go

The AX talk went on so long we had to split the episode into two parts! Diana joins last episode’s crew of Dennis, Kate, Aaron, and Eve as we discuss the Anime Expo masquerade, some drama that goes behind the scenes, what goes into judging such a huge event, and how the competitive fire is lit amongst us. If it moved you as well, then you know what we’re talking about. Episode 45 is a go! Read more