Hey, everybody! This past Sunday I had the privilege of going to the year's second Albany Comic Con. Now, since I already have a stack of comics and other reading material that I need to get through at home, I decided to spend my time seeking out as many references to fairy tales, folklore, legends and classic children's literature that I could. Even if it was something connected mostly by a tangent. Not an easy task, seeing as the things at a comic book convention are usually only linked thematically. But still, I think I picked up some pretty good pictures. Let's take a look.
Legal Disclaimer: All the pictures of cosplayers here were taken with their permission. They were also informed of this blog and what I post about. Though, I may not have specifically said I was posting these on the blog. Oops. If you are one of the cosplayers and would like your photo either taken down or credited, please contact me and let me know. Any other members of the crowd that made it into the photos have been either cropped out or had their faces blacked out.
Possibly the most impressive I encountered are this pair of queens. On the left is Regina from Once Upon a Time. On the right is the Evil Queen from the Disney animated movie Snow Whote and the Seven Dwarfs. While I don't know who the one on the left is, I happen to know the person in costume on the right is a relatively local convention-goer who uses the internet handle Undies of Wondy.
RWBY article, the character of Blake is based on Belle from the story "Beauty and the Beast".
Rapunzel's Revenge peeking out in that rack of books?
For more about cosplaying and the con scene, there's an article right here on the Folklore of Cosplay.
I've played Avalon and it's a fantastic game of deduction and bluffing. It's basically a structured version of Mafia/Werewolf, if you ever played those games in college. You're going to love it!ReplyDelete
I'll be honest. I totally just bought it because of the Arthurian connection. A very similar reason to why I bought Sheriff of Nottingham and Once Upon a Time.Delete
Well, good news: They're all great games. Have you had a chance to play Sheriff yet? It's not very Robin Hoody, but will make you sweat with all the lying you have to do! Nerve wracking, but fun!Delete