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So San Diego Comic-Con 2020 is Shut Down. What’s Next?

17 Apr

Comic-Con 2020 and Coronavirus: Will the Event Go on as Scheduled ...By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

When San Diego Comic-Con announced this morning that it’s cancelled for this year, other events must follow suit. This news was inevitable because of Wondercon preferring to err on the side of caution. With no surprise, Anime Expo 2020 is next to be cancelled until next year. In the Pacific Northwest, that means Emerald City Comic Con, managed by ReedPOP, should be brought back next year than continue this summer. I understand they are a business and is motivated to give a show (making a profit or not) than bite the bullet. When the grandmother of all pop culture events made the tough call, all other events should pay attention. Even concerts from the likes of ZZ Top and KISS are not likely to continue; It’s ironic to note that it’s not quite the “End of the Road” yet when it’s postponed.

Pushing a show to another season is not always the best idea. When Covid-19 is a virus that doesn’t pick who to infect and has no known medical cure, every mass gathering is just courting disaster and potential law-suits. The request by the government to the populace to stay at home is to mitigate the number of people getting infected. When stepping out for doing essential tasks is required, all the top doctors advice is to keep your distance away from other folks. Having as many barriers all around you might help prevent catching or spreading it, but there’s no guarantee.

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KW Designs’ Fem7 Armor the Talk of WonderCon 2016

28 Mar

LunaticTrooperWCBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

WonderCon is wrapped-up and is now a footnote in the convention history books, but yet talk lingers on about some of the things seen and heard at the 2016 show. And part of that talk (a lot of it really) is the great new armor by KW Designs (KW) that had premiered last month at the Long Beach Comic Expo. Based off the New Order armor from Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens film, the Fem7, was designed specifically with females in mind. Women have worn the armor of the New Order’s predecessor before, although slightly altered. The Stormtroopers of the original Star Wars trilogy of films were male dominated and there was little room for women in their ranks. With the release of Star Wars VII just last year, to see a woman as a soldier in the New Order, let alone one ranked as high as Captain Phasma (played by Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones), girl power (as the Spice Girls used to promote) has finally come to the Dark Side. Even the baddies had to give in to equality some time.

WonderCon 2016

WonderCon 2016: Martha Quiroz, Sandy Burbano, Sarah Young, Brooke Mayhew Weir, Liz Perales, Ainsley Kelley Parks, & LeeAnna Vamp

 

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Long Beach Comic Expo 2016: Brooke Mayhew Weir

Source(s): Sal Perales, Kevin Weir, and Elizabeth Rage.

Photo Source(s): Kevin Weir.