SDCC 2022 was a blast! And also a note about gatekeeping in the cosplay community.
Some thoughts on fandom, books to read, and more.
Annalee Newitz's The Future of Another Timeline and Alix E. Harrow's The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Reviewed
Cosplay and gatherings are inseparable
I'm extremely pleased to report that my upcoming book Cosplay: A History has received its second trade review, this time from Publishers Weekly! It's a glowing one, too: > "...Liptak’s study is an inspiring one, underscored by the community’s efforts to spread “magical moment[s]” with organizations such as
The first trade review for Cosplay: A History is in! It comes from Kirkus Reviews, and it's a good one! Here are the big quotes: "An entertaining look at a vibrant, “interactive, interpretive, and immersive” pop-culture community...A wonderfully fun book showing that the art of having a good time
What it's like to march in the Macy's Day Parade as a stormtrooper
How are conventions adapting to the world of COVID-19? Pretty well, it seems.
The rise and fall of ANOVOS