As a veteran cosplayer and convention goer, I've had my fair share of building costumes for myself and others.
Kapow! Comics Exhibit at Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center is back for another round, and this time is even better than the last. This gallery of student work has been occurring every few years since 2001, and each time churns out more talent than the previous exhibition.
Word association. I say convention, you will probably say or think one of the following: comics, superheroes, weird, costumes, nerd.
Eleven years after “Lilo and Stitch,” Disney gives us another movie about sisters, where the central focus plays upon the relationship between the two girls, rather than remarking on the cliché love story nearly every Disney princess movie adheres to.
With the Earth shattering, highly intense, mind blowing action packed film of “The Avengers,” leading up to “Thor 2: The Dark World” you might say that high expectations are set for the sequel of the original “Thor,” as is for any movie sequel.
For some, San Diego Comic Con is the convention of all conventions for cosplayers (people who dress up in costumes). But for many, Youmacon 2013, located in Detroit, sparks a higher interest.
How do we differentiate between real love and the expectations that society tells us to have about love?
Remember those coffee shops you always seem to read about in novels? The kind where the character sits and contemplates the meaning of life while sipping on a chai soy latte and listening to the poetry reading taking place in the back of the shop? Café Ollie is that shop.
“It’s a paper town. I mean look at it, Q: look at all those cul-de-sacs, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people too.”