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Cosplay: Fashion meet fandom

Friday, September 15th, 2017 by

How can you combine creativity, costume-making, and all kinds of crafting with a hearty dose of geeky fun? Cosplay, of course! If you’re out of the loop, cosplay, or ‘costume play’ refers to the act of wearing a costume that looks like a character from a fictional work. The practice of wearing these costumes to science fiction conventions grew popular all the way back in the 1940s.

It’s not strictly limited to science fiction, though – today, characters from virtually all forms of media are cosplayed, including comic books, cartoons, manga, anime, video games, novels, TV series, movies. It’s open to all ages – even babies can get in on the action with a little help from their parents. If there’s a will, there’s a way (although having a hot glue gun helps a lot).

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Super TV series to watch out for

Monday, August 21st, 2017 by

If you’re not a fan of reality TV, chances are that you might prefer your stories with a much cleaner divide between good and evil. If you hadn’t guessed already, we’re talking about super heroes: straight from the pages of novels and comic books, they’ve been coming to life on the small screen thanks to CGI and a broader market of television networks.

While it’s hard to say no to an action-packed blockbuster at your local cinema, a TV series gives us enough time to get to know the characters and in many cases, see them get to know each other. So while you’re getting your latest fix of Game of Thrones or Preacher, we’ve scoured the internet for all the latest news of superheroes to bring you a choice selection of shows that you should definitely add to your “to watch” list!

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Rewind: E3 2017

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 by

Who doesn’t love a good expo? If you’ve never heard of it before, E3 is short for “Electronic Entertainment Expo”. Over the past 23 years, E3 has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the world, with industry titans such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo using it as a platform to announce their upcoming games, consoles and peripherals.

If you’ve ever seen a massive queue outside an Apple Store when a new iPhone is released, trust us… that’s nothing compared to the fan base for E3! Last month’s E3 2017 in Los Angeles saw over 68,000 attendees clamouring to get the latest scoop from press conferences and exhibition booths. Of that number, just 15,000 were very lucky members of the public, with the rest being journalists and industry professionals.

While no one from the office was privileged enough to attend (it’s a long way from Adelaide to LA!) we were on the edge of our seats waiting for the announcements to hit the internet via social media and live streams. Let’s take a look at some of the stuff that the office was most excited about.

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