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Mermaids and More: Creative and Fun Cosplay from Balticon 52

Mermaids and More: Creative and Fun Cosplay from Balticon 52

This past Memorial Day Weekend, Balticon 52 came and went For four fun-filled days, the Renaissance hotel in Downtown Baltimore was packed full of fans of sci-fi, literature, science, and of course cosplayers The panels ranged in diversity, and the guests were just as unique and interesting The cosplay scene in the halls this year[...]

Balticon 52 Cosplay Gallery: Captain Harlock and Emeraldas

Balticon 52 Cosplay Gallery: Captain Harlock and Emeraldas

This past weekend at Balticon 52 in Baltimore, MD, I got to shoot two of the most talented cosplayers I know: Jay Buechler and Leigh Targaryen The two created these beautiful Captain Harlock and Emeraldas costumes Based on the characters created by Leiji Matsumoto, the two pirates (granted, space pirates) fit in perfectly with the USS[...]

Balticon 2018 Cosplay Panel: Working with Thermoplastics

Balticon 2018 Cosplay Panel: Working with Thermoplastics

One such medium people are starting to work with more is thermoplastics! According to Google, thermoplastic can be summarized fairly easily: ...denoting substances (especially synthetic resins) that become plastic on heating and harden on cooling and are able to repeat these processes. During this past weekend's panel on thermoplastics at Balticon, Leigh Targaryen (moderator), Marianne Pease, Jay Buechler, and Carl[...]

Balticon 2018 Cosplay Workshop: Making Fuzzy Cat Ears

Balticon 2018 Cosplay Workshop: Making Fuzzy Cat Ears

I've gotten out of cosplay for the most part, but every now and again I still love to create things.At Balticon this past weekend, there were a number of workshops where participants could create something and take it home I went to the fuzzy ear workshop, since making cat ears is fairly simple Host Carol[...]

5+ Alternative Events You Can Attend in Lieu of Universal FanCon

5+ Alternative Events You Can Attend in Lieu of Universal FanCon

They are also offering a discount on Balticon passes (bought at the door) for FanCon ticket holders.https://twitter.com/baltimorescifi/status/988056456380538881?s=21The Great Philly Comic Con is also stepping up and offering free passes for Friday, as well as half off passes on Sunday for any FanCon ticket holder!https://twitter.com/phlcc/status/987690927216123904?s=21The Baltimore Comic Con is having its yearly Spring Fling, a free[...]


Saturday Hall Shots From Balticon 51 Show Off An Extreme Love Of Disney

Saturday Hall Shots From Balticon 51 Show Off An Extreme Love Of Disney

As per usual, Saturday was a busier day at Balticon More attendees showed up, and thus more cosplayers as well!The yearly masquerade was held at 9 p.m that evening, but I was unable to attend due to other obligations The cosplayers below wore some amazing and beautiful outfits, showing off their creativity and diverse fandoms[...]

Can A Fanzine Writer Make The Jump To Professional Writer

Can A Fanzine Writer Make The Jump To Professional Writer?

One of Balticon's biggest strengths is its focus on writers and how to become a better writer, publisher, or artist They promote creativity and want to help it grow.During Saturday afternoon's Can Fanzines Train Up SF&F Pros? panel, Elaine Stiles, Steve Stiles, Geri Sullivan, and Mark Roth attempted to answer that question from their own personal[...]

Cosplay And Con Shots From Friday At Balticon 51

Cosplay And Con Shots From Friday At Balticon 51

Every Memorial Day Weekend, literary and sci-fi fans gather at the Renaissance Hotel in Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor for Balticon, a decades old convention celebrating the literary world, and all things related I've been going to the show for some time now, and am always impressed by both the con layout and cosplay Friday[...]

Cosplay On The Cheap Panel At Balticon 51

Cosplay On The Cheap Panel At Balticon 51

People from all ages and skill levels have fun with it, but it can get expensive! Thankfully at Balticon 51, panelists Nutty, Jay Buechler, Leigh Targaryen, Holli Mintzer and Stephanie Burke gave some valuable insight into buying or making costume for cheap, usually under $20!For starters, look inside your closet to see what you have[...]

Barzinga At The Five Points Festival: Beer Toys Comics

Barzinga At The Five Points Festival: Beer! Toys! Comics!

Our next con will actually be Wizard World Philly, so if you're at the show, by all means lets get a beer together! Also, late flights back from Disney are no fun; you'll forget what you're drinking, what you're doing, what day it is...but all in all, we had a good time!Join us next time[...]