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Episode 59 – Punching Sharks and Being Ninja

Sorry for the delay! Due to summer conventions, the podcast episodes have taken longer to edit. But fret not, here’s part 1 of our two part Fanime coverage along with a bonus Anime North coverage with special guest Vartan Sharkpuncher! He’s a veteran cosplayer who’s hosted panels, judged masquerades, and invited as a cosplay guest of honor. Joining Vartan are regulars Dennis and Kate plus Aaron and Eve. So let’s get to know him, and see whether Fanime has redeemed itself from last year’s disappointing outing. Episode 59 is a go! Read more

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Episode 58 – Always Room for Green Jello

On this episode of Cosplay Jam, we are proud to have World Cosplay Summit 2014 Team USA Green Jello Cosplay joining Dennis, Kate, and Eve. We’ll talk about Anime Central, competing in WCS over the years, tips for those interested in trying out, and of course, getting to know them. We’ve also got a little bit of food talk, the Sailor Moon license rescue, and hopes for what lies ahead in Japan. Episode 58 is a go! Read more

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Episode 57 – A Marvel-ous Time

In this very heavy Marvel themed episode, Dennis and Kate go over their experience at WonderCon Anaheim 2014. We gush over the latest Captain America: Winter Soldier movie, Dennis’ unexpected comic book origin story, participating in our first big Marvel gathering, and more at WonderCon! Also, friend of the show Kristen “Space Invader” will be hosting at panel at LA Cosplay Con during its first year. And we are officially approved to host the One Piece Podcast panel at Fanime. Listen for more details. Episode 57 is a go! Read more

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Episode 55 – ALA Green Room Chat

February was a surprisingly busy month, and we didn’t even attend any conventions! We’ve got some cosplay and convention news from both US coasts. And Kate and Dennis finally have the interviews from this year’s ALA to present. Unfortunately, due to learning some new tech, half of the interviews were corrupted and unusable. Apologies to those that were interviewed yet are not on this episode. Hopefully, we’ll get to do more in the future. Episode 55 is a go! Read more

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Episode 54 – Don’t Lose Your Way

Our first recording of 2014, and it’s a doozy. On this episode, Kate and Dennis are joined by Caitlin and Julia of We’re Not Twins Cosplay to discuss all things Anime Los Angeles. Since everyone on this episode is a staff member, there is some biased opinion going around, but you can still get their impressions of the attendees and all the activities held at the convention. And in case you missed it, head past the jump to go to our Tiger & Bunny cosplay contest. Episode 54 is a go! Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Episode 47 – A New Challenger Approaches

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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

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