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Sep
8

Dragon*Con 2010 Photos: Parade, Costume Contest & Hallway Mania

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Me with a group of 300 soldiers
Me with a group of 300 soldiers

Where else can you go to get your Star Wars, Star Trek, Tolkien, Wheel of Time, Dr. Who, Steam Punk, Harry Potter, Superhero, Comic, Gaming and Pirate fix? (Whew!) Why Dragon*Con, of course.

What’s donned as the largest sci-fi and fantasy convention in the world, or Disneyland on crack as I like to call it, is a four-day adventure into the deepest depths of Nerdvana. There’s almost too much to see, from art to panels galore to celebs and much, much more. The good news is that there are shorter lines than some of the other Cons (ehem, you know I’m talking to you Comic-Con), and you actually have a chance of getting to see what you came for.

However, despite the geek overload, I went (primarily) for one thing: COSTUMES! Here are the multitudes of photos I took from the parade, costume contest and creations seen wandering the hallways.

Stay tuned for Dragon*Con video highlights, plus more photos of The Wheel of Time and True Blood!

PS. I was kidding about Comic-Con (not). We attended that too. In case you missed it, be sure to check out our special Comic-Con episode

Dragon*Con Parade

Dragon*Con Hallway Costumes

Dragon*Con Costume Contest

*Select photos of some of the contestants

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Jul
16

Oragami combines ancient art with fantasy and sci-fi characters

The Japanese art of paper folding, otherwise known as Origami, has been the vehicle for creating incredibly intricate creatures since the 17th century. These days, however, this traditional art form has merged with pop culture to bring us our favorite fantasy and sci-fi characters, including Yoda, dragons, robots, and even spaceships. Take a peek.

Dragon by Kamiya Satoshi
Dragon by Kamiya Satoshi

Yoda
Yoda

Yoda
Yoda

Fairy by Alicia Shafer
Fairy by Alicia Shafer

Oriland robot by Mammaoca2008
Oriland robot by Mammaoca2008

Cylon by NIshida Shatner
Cylon by NIshida Shatner

Alien by origamiwolf
Alien by origamiwolf

Alien by EZ Origami
Alien by EZ Origami

Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West
Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West

Lord of the Rings by Eric Joisel
Lord of the Rings by Eric Joisel

Vader by orixander
Vader by orixander

Optimus Prime by origami RXMAN
Optimus Prime by origami RXMAN

Gryphon by Andrey Ermakov
Gryphon by Andrey Ermakov

WALL-E by Brian Chan
WALL-E by Brian Chan

Elf by Wizmatt
Elf by Wizmatt

You know who this feline looks like!

Nekobus by Brian Chan
Nekobus by Brian Chan

Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West.
Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Phillip West.

USS Enterprise by Won Park
USS Enterprise by Won Park

Millennium Falcon by Won Park
Millennium Falcon by Won Park

Mermaid by childofsai
Mermaid by childofsai

Merlion by Andrey Ermakov
Merlion by Andrey Ermakov

Ogre by kittykatkards
Ogre by kittykatkards

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Jun
28

Artists capture the world and characters of ‘The Hobbit’

Reports are flooding in that Peter Jackson will indeed direct The Hobbit in a two-movie deal, and I know I’m not the only Lord of the Rings fan who is jumping for joy at the news. Yet before we see this world once more through Jackson’s eyes, let’s take a peek at what artists have been doing for years: creating incredible art depicting Tolkien’s beloved world and characters.

Jan Bintakies
Jan Bintakies
John Howe

Alan Lee

Alan Lee

Justin Gerard

Justin Gerard

Justin Gerard
Iain McCaig

Andrei Pervukhin
Armand Dimitri
David T Wenzel

Andy Smith
wildlifehoodoo

Chris Mills

Nate Hallinan

Alanise
Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias
ritchat
Richard Whitters
Flynn the Cat

Alexandra Dubeau

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