CAG! 102 – You Got Your Cosplay in My Comic! with Rachel Ashley-Lovelace
Talking about the role of fandom on CAG!
Whatever your stance on cosplay, one can’t deny that it’s an active arena in fan participation with media. Is it simply a distracting branch that interferes with the “pure” transactions between fans and creators? Or is it a means for fans to enrich their participation with the creations themselves? When fandoms form around a creation, how should a creator respond?
This time I’m joined by Rachel Ashley-Lovelace for a discussion on the culture of fandoms and cosplay and how they might coexist with the creative forces that inform them.
AADL Production Librarian Anne Drozd also drops by for another round of book recommendations!
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):
- Indiana Jones
- Star Trek Costumes from ANOVOS
- Macross Frontier
- Tenth Doctor
- Agent Dana Scully
- Gallifrey One Convention
- Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony
- Furry Fandom
- Walmart Wolverine
- Small Press Expo
- Power Con
- San Diego Comic Con
- New York Comic Con
- Avatar The Last Puppet Bender
- Masters Of The Universe Power Tour
- The Idiot’s Lantern (Dr. Who episode)
- Ebay UK
- The King of Kong
- Rachel Lovelace on Facebook
- Two Geeks Talking
Comics and Book Recommendations:
- Vader’s Little Princess
- You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack: Cartoons
- Starbunny Inc.
- Hello Kitty Hello 40
Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing.
This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.