Okay - a call out to cosplayers!
I will be at #Otakon next Saturday and wanna take some dedicated pics. Trying to get myself to a better level with my pics and while I greatly enjoy my “gonzo” approach to photography, planning out mini photo-shoots seems the next logical step.
Please contact me thru email or messaging if you’re attending and want to help me out.
I spent five days at Comicon this year, and discovered a new level of exhaustion and fatigue every day, surpassing the level I’d discovered the day before. By the time I was finally on the train back home, I had reached a point of burn out that I never though I’d experience: I pretty much don’t want to go to Comicon any more, because it’s stopped being fun for me.
Possibly a sign of the (end of) times? I’m not famous and probably never will be (unless my photography takes off or Hollywood casts me as the snarky, middle-aged man for the “Snarky, Middle-Aged Man” movie) but I can empathize with over-crowded convention floors and lack of sleep taking their toll. This blog post is a good read as you get to see things from the guests’ point-of-view.
In my little world, cons are supposed to be fun and energizing as you get to meet, greet, and possibly woo people who are just as geeky & weird as you are and have fun with them.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.
This saddens me. I made a suggestion to Baltimore Comic-Con to help hold a panel regarding photography etiquette and consent at cons. Haven’t heard back from them but it sounds like I’m plugged in to the zeitgeist (collective unconsciousness of the era) based on the articles I’ve been seeing as of late.