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    The ESO 2015 DragonCon Khan Report Episode 2

    The ESO 2015 DragonCon Khan Report Ep 2
    We’re approaching the half-way point to Dragon Con 2015 and at the rate this year seems to be passing, we’ll be drinking Buckets o’ Rum in no time! Mike, Mike, Darren Nowell, and MaryLouWho present the latest news and announcements. “Eternal” Zan provides a glimpse into the Eternal Members club. Michelle Biddix-Simmons provides some tips on avoiding fear and stress, and Bewitched Raven helps plan the remaining time for costume construction.

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    DragonCon
    DragonCon Newbies
    Geek Behind The Lens
    DragonCon Hotel Connections
    DragonCon Get Me There
    DragonCOn Hotel Room Share Transfer Request
    DragonCon Eternal Member Facebook group
    Bewitched Raven
    Bewitched Raven Cosplay on Facebook
    Drop By DragonCon

    If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us @ esopodcast@gmail.com

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    The ESO 2015 Dragon Con Khan Report Episode 1

    ESO DragonCon Khan Report Ep 1Last year’s con ended five months ago and we sincerely hope you’ve fully recovered because it is time to prepare for Dragon Con 2015! Mike, Mike, Darren, MaryLouWho, and Nikki return with some new friends to help guide you through the months ahead. Michelle Biddix-Simmons helps us shape up in mind, body, and spirit, Zan lays out the current hotel options, and Bewitched Raven has some helpful costume tips in her Cosplay Corner. Whether you are a newbie or an Eternal Member, the road to Dragon Con starts here!

    Links

    DragonCon
    DragonCon Newbies
    Geek Behind The Lens
    DragonCon Hotel Connections
    DragonCon Get Me There
    DragonCOn Hotel Room Share Transfer Request
    Bewitched Raven
    Bewitched Raven Cosplay on Facebook
    Drop By DragonCon
    Weight Loss Simulator for Women
    Weight Loss Simulator for Men

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    Commentary From StormCage: Defining Cosplay

    Commentary from Stormcage

    by Rachel Stewart

    For people who aren’t in fandom, cosplay can be a confusing concept. Since becoming immersed and open about cosplaying within the Doctor Who fandom, I’ve had many people ask, “So, what is it exactly you do?” My answer is typically  “Stand around with my cosplay friends and talk about expensive pieces of clothing.” With Heroes of Cosplay returning with another series of drama and misconceptions, I figured now is a great time for a cosplay primer.

    Cosplay is a hobby. Collecting stamps. Knitting. Scrapbooking. Playing a sport. Cosplay is just like any other hobby. People are passionate and well-versed in techniques they’ve researched or modified themselves. People spend hours searching for ready-made pieces, building armor, embroidering fabric, and so on. Some people have better strengths than others. My talents include finding alternate pieces for screen worn clothing as well as distressing and painting items. I love searching for both vintage clothing and finding knock offs of current street clothing that can be modified for costumes. For cosplayers portraying comic book superheroes, they may even have a training schedule to get in shape for con. Many cosplayers may be on a budget, so financial skills also play a factor. Cosplay is a multi-faceted hobby, which demands a lot of time and effort, which is why I love it! I’m always learning something and improving on what I’ve done in the past. And while there may be some last-minute crunch to complete a costume, I find that element is way overplayed in Heroes of Cosplay. Any cosplayer worth their salt is going to have their latest costume complete before checking into their hotel room.

    Cosplay is represeting the character as geninuely as you can. Some people stay in character the whole time they cosplay, while others just wear their costumes. Sometimes people do a mix of both. If I’m presenting a costume on stage, in front of a panel audience, or interacting with children, I typically stay in character, because my personality and posture adapt to who I’m portaying and it adds to the illusion. Do what you want. There is no right or wrong, although, I will say, seeing kids’ faces light up over your cosplay is a joyous feeling.

    Cosplay is fun. I think the thing that upsets me the most about Heroes of Cosplay is the heavy competition aspect. In my 3+ years of cosplaying, I’ve entered one contest. While I know many people who compete, I know others who cosplay for the joy of wearing a costume they put time, effort, and money into. I’ve spent many a con taking silly photos with friends or just playing Cards Against Humanity. You can be passionate about costuming without being too serious.

    Cosplay is not drama. Sure, there’s drama in cosplay, but that’s true of any hobby. There are always those people. It’s important you don’t turn into one of them. Be polite, compliment people on their hard work. Talk shop. Drink. Enjoy con. I’m lucky that I’m part of a collective of cosplayers who are helpful on many fronts, both cosplay and non-cosplay related. If you’re getting into cosplay, surround yourself with supportive, positive creative people.

    Cosplay is not consent. It doesn’t matter what someone’s wearing. Don’t touch. Don’t heckle. Don’t harrass. Be an adult. If you see another cosplayer or congoer being harrassed, step up. Get security or hotel staff involved.

    About Rachel Stewart

    Rachel Stewart has been obsessed about all things pop culture from an early age, but counts Doctor Who and Jem and the Holograms among her main obsessions. She blogs about her cosplay adventures at conventions, weekly geek-inspired outfits and whatever else takes her fancy at her blog notprolificnotprofound. Like her cosplay profile at AllBackToFront.

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    Episode 72 – Pirates! Plus MegaCon 2014

    Ahoy me hearties, JC and Rita be raisin’ the Jolly Roger for this here episode of Transmissions From Atlantis. If you be a Buccaneer or you be a wench, tis be the episode for your pieces o’ eight. The lovely lass Allison Farrell goes on account for the good ship MegaCon and shares her tales of woe and swashbucklin’. Arrr, For sure, the gentlemen o’ fortune shall be smiling on our Doctor Who segment as well as Chapter 2 of ye yarn Ancient Rising. Aye, it be time for ye to be clicking  yonder link before we makes ye walk the plank and send ya to Davey Jones’ locker.

    Pirate Translator: JC and Rita are back for this week’s Transmissions From Atlantis episode with Pirates being the main topic. Allison gives us the lowdown on MegaCon 2014, in Doctor Who we tell you about the amazing story of Dalek 7 and in our audio theater segment, we feature Chapter 2 of Ancient Rising.

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    Links and lineup after the jump.

    Transmissions From Atlantis 72

    0:51 – Opening

    3:49 – Main topic – Pirates!

    21:40- Cosplay – Allison’s MegaCon report

    42:24- Audio Theater – Ancient Rising Chapter 2

    1:08:19 – Doctor Geeks Moments in Science

    1:09:48- Doctor Who

    • 9 year anniversary of Rose
    • Dalek 7
    • Living Legend

    1:26:28 – Closing featuring Here Be a Pirate from the Pirates of the Carribean Soundtrack

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    Episode 70 – Indiana Jones and the Bogarted Cosplay

    JC and Rita return with a swashbuckling new episode of Transmissions From Atlantis. This week we talk about the phenomenon that is the Indiana Jones franchise. What was great? What was terrible? We tell you! In Cosplay, Rita and Allison are joined by coplayers Sasha and Lillian to dicuss the growing epidemic of Cosplay theft – the act of claiming a cosplay you purchased or had someone else make for you is something you created on your own.  In audio theater, the fine folks from Campfire Audio Theater give us their thrilling version of The War of the Worlds. Finally in Doctor Who we discuss the possibility of the return of the Master and review the Eighth Doctor Audio Invaders From Mars.

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    Transmissions From Atlantis 70

    0:51 – Opening

    2:03 – Main Topic – Indiana Jones

    46:08- Cosplay – Stolen Cosplays

    1:08:52 – Audio Theater – Campfire Radio Theater’s War of the Worlds

    1:46:09 – Doctor Who – The Master returns and Invaders from Mars

    1:57:20 – Closing featuring Goldentusks’ Indiana Jones Theme with Lyrics!

     

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