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Ben Franklin’s Thoughts About the Constitution on the Day It Was Signed (225 Years Ago Today!)

On this date in 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. The great Ben Franklin had a few things to say that day. The following excerpts are courtesy of the Library of Congress, from Max Farrand’s The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787: “I confess that there are several [...]

World War I Centennial: Britain and France Team Up (Sort Of)

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to [...]

18 Independent Artists at Comic Con 2012

Back in 2010, we introduced you to some of the many talented artists at the San Diego Comic Con. So how have things changed in the last two years? For one thing, there are even more talented artists setting up shop at the convention these days. Here are a few of the many amazing artists [...]

35 Great Costumes From WonderCon

This was the first year that the WonderCon (Comic-Con’s little sister) was held in Anaheim instead of San Francisco, unfortunately, that didn’t mean that the weather was any better. In fact, it was pouring the better part of the weekend. While the poor weather and smaller size of the convention meant there were far fewer [...]

These Retro Cosplay Pics Are Gnarly To The Max

Back in the good old days of convention cosplay, before the overuse of silicone and foam latex made for fierce competition and bare skin became an acceptable substitute for creativity, people had simpler tastes in costuming, and anime had yet to become the darling of the convention floors. Now, that’s not to say that these costumes [...]

The First Ever Doctor Who Convention

If you’re a huge fan of The Doctor, then you’d better get your plane tickets to Cardiff because next year will be the first ever Doctor Who convention. So far the only confirmed guests are Stephen Moffat and Matt Smith, along with Nerdist extraordinaire, Chris Hardwick. Personally, I’m not convinced it’s worth the trip unless [...]

The Ultimate In Dog Cosplay

Dante was looking quite stylish at the Otakon Convention in the great Okami Amaterasu costume his owners made for him. While I’ve seen a lot of great cosplayers in my day, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dog with such a great costume before. Have you? Link Via The Mary Sue

Walk Like a Doctor

So by now you’ve probably heard about Comic Con, n’est pas? Well, it ain’t all about costumes and A-List celebrities and nerds, you know — it’s about sci-fi graffiti in a place where *everybody* will get it. These images were captured by Comic Con devotee J. Pidgeon at several San Diego crosswalks near the convention [...]

Ladies, Don’t Be Just Another Slave Girl

(Video Link) Just in time for Comic Con, this Break.com PSA reminds ladies that there are more sexy female cosplay costumes besides the classic princess Leia salve outfit. We’ll soon see if this has any impact on the female cosplayers visiting the convention this year, but honestly, there is always a ton of variety at the [...]

When Political Conventions Go Wild: Four Knock-Down, Drag-Out Convention Floor Fights

by Brendan Spiegel 1. The Convention Turned Klanbake For Americans accustomed to today’s tame, scripted political conventions, the 1924 Democratic Convention went down more like a taping of The Jerry Springer Show. On one side was New York Governor Al Smith, supported by urban, Catholic voters who favored his efforts to repeal prohibition. On the other side [...]