ReedPOP Announces Full Judges Panel for 2nd Annual C2E2 Cosplay Championships!

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REEDPOP ANNOUNCES FULL JUDGES PANEL FOR SECOND ANNUAL CROWN CHAMPIONSHIPS OF COSPLAY COMPETITION AT C2E2

Ann Foley, Neville Page and Ivy DoomKitty to Oversee largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the United States — Deadline to Enter March 20

Norwalk, CT – March 17, 2015 – ReedPOP, the leading producer of pop culture events, today announced the official judges panel for the second annual C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, the largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the United States. From the costume designer of hit Marvel series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Ann Foley, esteemed film and television creature and concept designer Neville Page and recent “Heroes of Cosplay” guest judge Ivy Doomkitty, the judges will screen the competitors and crown the world cosplay champion. Veterans and newcomers of the cosplay circuit will battle it out for over $10,000 in cash and prizes as well as ultimate bragging rights. The final deadline to enter the competition is Friday, March 20.

“We are thrilled to have Ann, Neville and Ivy as our judges for this year’s Crown Championships of Cosplay competition,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “All three individuals bring their own unique experiences to the panel and their combined expertise will determine the ultimate cosplayer in front of thousands of fans in Chicago and livestream viewers from around the world.”

About the Judges

  • Ann Foley: Foley is an accomplished Costume Designer whose work can be seen weekly on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Foley’s innovative and character specific designs for “S.H.I.E.L.D.” have landed her on the “Top Costumes of the Year” list from Clothes on Film as well as a place in FIDM’s prestigious 8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition.
  • Neville Page: Neville is a film and television creature and concept designer with clients including Jakks Pacific Toys, Mattel Toys, Nike, Universal Studios’ “Men in Black”-The Ride; and the feature films “Minority Report,” “Planet of the Apes”, “X-Men 2 & 3”, James Cameron’s “Avatar”, Zach Snyder’s “The Watchmen”, JJ Abram’s “Star Trek”, and Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”. In addition to his teaching career, TV appearances, his film and photography work, Neville is currently involved as a design consultant for the entertainment, toy, and automotive industries.
  • Ivy Doomkitty: Ivy is an International Costumer/Cosplayer, Host, Artist, Gamer, and Figure Model for comic book artist/writer, Frank Cho, based in Los Angeles. Ivy had been attending conventions for many years, before deciding to show her fandom and creativity through cosplay. Ivy was recently featured as a guest judge on several episodes of the Syfy Original Series, “Heroes of Cosplay”.

Thousands of C2E2 Fans will watch in person in Chicago while fans from around the world will tune in via the official C2E2 Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers as they vie for the crown. The fun-filled competition celebrates and showcases the spectacle, pageantry, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world.  All entries must represent a character or element from Comic Books, Movies & Television, Video Games or Anime & Fantasy. Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM CDT. Fans can register at http://www.c2e2.com/Events/Events-A-H/C2E2-Crown-Championships-of-Cosplay/.

C2E2 takes place April 24–26, 2015 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at www.C2E2.com.

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ABOUT REEDPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon, Shanghai Comic Convention and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com)

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay

NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay

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The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay makes its debut this October in the Big Apple as the largest and most prestigious costume contest on the East coast. This is the first stop in the “Quest for the Crown,” a new global Cosplay competition circuit that celebrates the very best in Cosplay design from all over the world.

Thousands of NYCC Fans will watch in person and millions of people around the world will tune in via our live stream to see contestants compete for the title of Eastern Champion of Cosplay. For the first time ever, the Eastern Champion of Cosplay will represent the East Coast in the 2015 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago, the final round in the Quest for the Crown Cosplay Competition Circuit. There they will battle it out with the best Cosplayers in the world for a shot at the crown and large cash prizes.

Join us for what is sure to be a fun-filled competition celebrating the talent, skill and determination of the best Cosplayers in the world.

If you think you have what it takes to take your first step in the Quest for the Crown, now is your chance to show off all of your hard work and talent at the inaugural NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay!

How it works

The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay is a celebration of all pop culture. It is a craftsmanship award show with a pre-judging session and a stage display. All entries must represent a character or element from the pop culture realm – including Comic Books, Movies & Television, Video Games, Anime & Manga and Fantasy.

Each entrant will submit an application to be reviewed by the NYCC team and entrants may only enter one costume into the competition. Accepted contestants will be pre-judged for craftsmanship off stage and then battle it out on the Main Stage for first place in their respective categories. Each of the first place winners will then move on to the Final round to compete for cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the NYCC Eastern Champion of Cosplay.

If interested in applying for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay, click the link below to the online application. The submission must be in by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 19.

Ready to apply?

Click here for the complete rules and entry form
for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay

 

Call Me Maybe: Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Just a few days ago at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con a group of Wizard World Digital Team video bloggers got together and produced a crowd-sourced video. This turned out to be an epic undertaking connecting with fans, celebrities and the cosplay community. Celebrity guests included Bruce Campbell, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Katrina Law, Nicole & Brianna Garcia, Jon Bernthal, Adrianne Curry and David Della Rocco!

After pulling together content from ten very committed video teams (editing by Nyq Bonaventura) Wizard World would like share with our fans “Call Me Maybe” the unauthorized Comic Con edition. (If you like this video as much as we do please… share the this!)

NYCC 2011: videos of Yaya Han

Cosplay visionaire Yaya Han was all over NYCC 2011. Sadly we missed our chance to speak with her, maybe next year?

None the less, she has been interviewed by a bunch of other websites. so in respect to one of the greatest cosplay masters here is Yaya on film!

check out Yaya’s website http://yayahan.com/  you can also follow her on twitter @yayahan

NYCC/NYAF 2011 FANVIDEO

Music By: Pixie Lott – All About Tonight (The Alias Radio Edit), please support this awesome artist at www.pixielott.com

Audio content for this video belongs to the respective recording artist and record label. No money was exchanged and was done purely on appreciation for the people in the video and appreciation to the respective artist as a fan.

 

This video is from YouTube: acksonl’s Channel

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival! Japan Society’s Uki Uki Nights Drink, Dance & Cosplay!

Ahhh, springtime in the city-how I love thee. We’re highlighting two events that appeal to day-trippers and nighthawks alike. The first is Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 30th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival April 30 – May 1. The all-ages, 2-day event celebrates traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through live performances, art workshops and exhibits and tree gazing the BBG’s ever-impressive cherry blossom garden. The New York Anime Festival staff will be at the event to say hello, hand out prizes throughout the day and conduct a haiku contest! We’ll select the 2 best haikus, 1 from the Sakura Matsuri entries and 1 from Twitter participants (the official hashtag is #nyafhaiku). Each winner will receive a bag of goodies including DVDs, books and tickets to attend the New York Anime Festival at New York Comic Con.

If you’d rather stay away from nature’s allergies, check out Japan Society’s Uki Uki Nights Drink, Dance & Cosplay party going down May 8 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. It’s a sassy mix of dance, art exhibit, cosplay parade and prize giveaways courtesy of our own New York Anime Festival’s Apple Kissa Maid Café attendants! This event is also free to attend, not too shabby!

Speaking of whimsical class at conventions, Apple Kissa is drafting new maids and butlers to help out at New York Anime Festival at New York Comic Con. Speak to Nikki (she’ll be at both events) to get the latest on the application requirements.