Indy PopCon


Highlight from Indy PopCon 2018: Cosplay!

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A convention is a convention with or without cosplay, but cosplay makes things a lot more fun! While I was walking around Indy PopCon, which was June 8th – 10th, I politely asked cosplayers if I could take their picture (this is proper convention etiquette), and many let me. Here are some of my favorites.

 

This is the first time I have seen One Punch Man cosplay!

One Punch Man Cosplay

 

Mary Poppins looking very delightful.

Mary Poppins Cosplay

 

Just a flesh wound! King Arthur and the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

King Arthur and the Black Knight cosplay

 

Lucille says hello. Negan from The Walking Dead.

Negan

 

I admire the attention to detail in their Game of Thrones outfits.

Game of Thrones cosplay

 

Many video games were represented, such as Bloodborne

Bloodborne cosplay

 

 

Krieg the Psycho and Tiny Tina from BorderlandsKrieg the Psycho and Tiny Tina cosplay

 

Princess Zelda from Breath of the Wild

Princess Zelda cosplay

 

Princess Peach and Bowser getting married. Where’s Mario?

Princess Peach and Bowser cosplay

 

Here’s Mario! And he’s with Waluigi.

Mario and Walugi cosplay

 

Of course, there were many from comics.

Wonder Woman!

Wonder Woman cosplay

 

SHAZAM!

Shazaam cosplay

 

The Summers family and a Sentinel

The Summers family and a Sentinel Marvel cosplay

 

Carnage Gwen Stacey

Carnage Gwen Stacey cosplay

 

Hela and Loki

Hela and Loki cosplay

 

Captain America and a USO girl

Captain America and a USO girl cosplay

 

Mantis

Mantis cosplay

 

Star-Lord – before The Snap

Star-Lord  cosplay

 

I have to admit the following is the best Star Wars cosplay I’ve seen at any convention.

Who knew a Stormtrooper and Jawa could be friends?

Stormtrooper and Jawa cosplay

 

An Imperial TIE pilot

Imperial TIE pilot cosplay

 

A cold weather assault Stormtrooper

A cold weather assault Stormtrooper cosplay

 

Bounty Hunters in Mandalorian armor

Bounty Hunters in Mandalorian armor cosplay

 

It’s a trap!

Admiral Ackbar and Rebel pilot cosplay

 

That’s not how the Force works, Finn.

Finn and Jedi cosplay

 

Count Dooku

Count Dooku cosplay

 

Darth Vader

Darth Vader cosplay

 

I was going to end with Lord Vader, but I couldn’t. Not when I saw him:

Pickle Rick cosplay

It’s Pickle Riiiiick!!!!!!!

 

Always ask a cosplayer permission before taking their picture. If they said yes to the person next to you, you still don’t have permission to take their picture. After the other person has taken their picture, ask nicely if you can take their picture too. Remember, cosplay is not consent. These tips will make the con fun for you and everyone else.

Thank you to everyone who let me take their picture at Indy PopCon!

 


Indy PopCon 2018 is Just Around the Corner!

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Indy PopCon is not a typical geeky convention. Instead of focusing on one area of geekdom, the event celebrates a wide range of interests: gaming, streaming, comics, cosplay, and celebrities. PopCon celebrates its 5th anniversary this year and takes place June 8th – 10th at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

In a statement from the press release, Carl Doninger, president of Indy PopCon said, “At its core, Indy PopCon is a celebration of Indianapolis and everything our great city has to offer. Unlike other conventions that visit Indianapolis, PopCon originated right here in our city, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to host the event for the fifth year in a row. Indy PopCon prides itself on being open and accepting of everyone, which is why we focus on a variety of different fandoms. There truly is something for everyone at PopCon.”

The list of guests backs up Doninger’s claim. Guests scheduled to appear are personalities from YouTube and Twitch such as Frost Prime and Girbeagly, WWE stars Kevin Nash and Lisa Marie Varon, professional cosplayers Mogchelle and Vraskaa Cosplay, Overwatch voice actors Lucie Pohl (Mercy) and Carolina Ravassa (Sombra), and a variety of artists including Chrissie Zullo, Christopher Uminga, Sara Richard, and the legendary Jim Steranko.

Want bigger names? Well, PopCon has several this year: Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead Wright from HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, LeVar Burton from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Reading Rainbow, Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory, Pom Klementieff from Avengers: Infinity War and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Elizabeth Henstridge from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Tara Reid from American Pie and Sharknado.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://indypopcon.com/

For a taste of Indy PopCon, you can read my coverage from 2017:

HIGHLIGHT FROM INDY POP CON 2017: STAR WARS CELEBRATION PANEL

HIGHLIGHT FROM INDY POP CON 2017: MATT RYAN PANEL

HIGHLIGHT FROM INDY POP CON 2017: COSPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS