More Allegations of Harassment at a Con; SDCC Called Upon to Change Policy

- 07-29-14Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s become a sad coda to some of the major conventions, news after the fact that some of the behavior of fans at said convention was inappropriate. It’s happened once again at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con, but this time, a group of cosplayers is looking to convince SDCC organizers to do something a little more proactive about the problem. (more…)

A Collection of Curious Cosplays From San Diego Comic Con 2014

- 07-28-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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The shock and awe of San Diego Comic Con has come to pass (check out our SDCC Coverage page to see if you missed anything) but the belly of the beast still rumbles,  spewing out some left over goodies before it settles into its 1 year slumber. In this last blast of nerd media mayhem, we treat you to a collection of most curious and ambiguous cosplays from SDCC14. From crafty, to clever, to the downright weird. This selection of masquerading marauders demands your attention and respect. So, head on down, feast your eyes, and tip your Jayne hat off to these pioneers in peculiar and astonishing.
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Get Ready For The Weekend With This Four Minute History of SDCC

- 07-23-14Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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Today begins the day before the first day of SDCC 2014 and things are already starting to happen. Every year the start of the convention creeps forward a bit as fans and exhibitors try to get a jump on all the happenings of the fast paced weekend of Nerdy events. Before we all get hip deep in SDCC announcements, videos, and convention swag, let’s take a look back with this four-minute history of SDCC. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Mandalorian Snow White, GOT Jon Snow Theory, LEGO Doctor Who 50th Anniversary & MOAR!!!

- 07-18-14Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com. 

ABOVE: All she needs is seven Jawas to follow her around, it’s the Mandalorian Snow White. Watch out, she’s ready to take down the toughest bounty, and I hear that she’s not afraid to use disintegration. [GAS]
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Philadelphia Wizard World Cosplay and Floor Report

- 06-23-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Featured Posted by Shelly V.

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Once again, the fine folks at Wizard World took over the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the Wizard World show, bringing Matt Smith, Nathan Fillion, Norman Reedus and Ralph Macchio (there were other big stars, I just felt like no one ever highlights the Karate Kid anymore) to the area’s largest non-Jacob Javitz Center hosted pop culture convention. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Comic Con Swag Bag Cosplay, BaneCat is Back, HISHE Frozen & MOAR!

- 06-06-14Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Guardians of the Galaxy fan poster, There are a bunch of fan posters available to view over at Poster Posse.  [GeekTyrant] (more…)

Wizard World Atlanta Roundup: Tons of Cosplay Pictures & Why You Should go Next Year

- 06-02-14Comics, Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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Wizard World Comic Con returned to Atlanta last weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center. It’s been a couple of years since the last Atlanta show and we’ve got some great Cosplay pics and a roundup of the weekend. (more…)

INTERVIEW: Yaya Han Talks Drama, Sexuality, And How We’re All In This Together

- 05-27-14Cosplay, Featured, Interviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Even if you only have a glancing knowledge of cosplay, you have undoubtedly heard the name Yaya Han. A competitor, repeated champion,  judge, teacher, entrepreneur, grand ambassador and more; Yaya is a defining personality and voice in the geek costuming game. She is recognized for her level of detail and quality to her cosplay outfits, almost as much as she is celebrated for her poise, class and welcoming heart. Being at the top of an optics based community isn’t always easy of course – trying to stay a float the rampant jealously, envy, ill assumptions, false acquisitions, creeps, and attitudes is enough to make anyone sink – but this veteran has remained ever truthful (to herself and fans), and respectable. Diplomacy and perseverance along with her talents is why she has endured; why she has reached “legend” status.  This we learned first hand as we at Nerd Bastards had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Yaya.

We got to learn a little bit about Yaya’s history and unique experiences. We also got to hear her speak quite vocally on some very important trending discussions in the Cosplay scene. Drama that she herself has, at times, been in the center of (mostly pertaining to controversy over SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay). She sets the record straight on how people should or shouldn’t cosplay, where sexuality has its place, and how “we’re all in this together.” (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Funko Plushies, All of the Sex in Game of Thrones, Lady Stoneheart Cosplay and MOAR!!!

- 04-09-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Regina Lizik

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Surrender your wallets, Funko’s making plushies. Snuggle up with Deadpool, Batman, Boba Fett and more! See more characters at Nerd Approved(more…)

Nerdy Bits: Eat Darth Vader, Give Someone Syphilis, Go Medieval on Barbie and MOAR!!!!!

- 03-19-14Nerd Culture Posted by Regina Lizik

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: London Super Comic Con was this past weekend and Geeks Are Sexy and photographer Nick Acott captured some great photos of cosplayers at the event, like the one above. If you were at the convention send us your cosplay pics and they may end up in a future Nerdy Bits(more…)