Cosplay and Convention List for August 2015

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kevin-doyle-star-wars-stormtrooperConventions are happening everywhere all the time and we at Popculthq want to keep you informed with what is happening and where. We will not only attempt to keep an updated list, we will also try to give you a monthly update on what is coming up.jamie lee 2

If you know of any conventions we haven’t listed, please let us know in the comments and we will add them. To qualify for listing we must have a date, location and a website or Facebook address.cosplay

Here is the list of upcoming conventions for August:


Rob-Con – Bristol, TN  August 1-2, 2015

Claremont Packing House Comic Book and Collectibles ShowClaremont, CA August 2, 2015

Orlando Nerd Fest – Orlando, FL  August 6-10, 2015

Steel City Con – Monroeville, PA  August 7-9, 2015

Texas ComiCon – San Antonio, TX  August 7-9, 2015

FandomfestLouisville, KY August…

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PopcultHQ Cosplay Corner: Should Cosplayers be Paid to Play?

April Carvelli:

What are your thoughts? Do cosplayers have the right to ask for money?

Originally posted on Pop Cult HQ:


cosplayOne of the hot topics that came out of San Diego Comic Con #SDCC2015 this last weekend was about cosplayers that charged for photos or asked for tips. A few things I am seeing are painting all the cosplayers that ask for money with the same brush but I want to separate them into a few categories.

Professional Cosplayers:

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The first group are the ‘professional’ cosplayers, these are the ones that are at conventions either as guests of the con or they have purchased a booth. These are professionals that are marketing something and they have a right to charge for a photo. This is what they do for a living, cosplaying is how they pay their bills.

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Even then, many of them will pose with you for a picture for free. Most (not all) of them that do charge for photos have…

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7-Year-Old Comic Author Wins Big on Self-Esteem!

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moxie 4People are constantly ridiculed for being too fat or too thin, too tall or short, for having too many freckles, or for having a different skin color. Because of this ridicule people learn to hate what they see in the mirror and unfortunately children learn from the adults.

A major problem facing children all across America is a strong dislike for what they see in the mirror. You constantly see stories in the news about a youth that has committed suicide or has taken revenge on those that mocked them. Our society has become one that judges people based on their appearances more than their abilities.

One 7-year-old girl, Natalie McGrif, had learned to hate her appearance and most of all her hair. With the help of her mother she overcame that hate and learned to love her hair.

Natalie wrote a comic book called “The Adventures of Moxie Girl,”…

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PopcultHQ Explores Upcoming Movie Sequels – Part 6

April Carvelli:

more adventures in upcoming sequels

Originally posted on Pop Cult HQ:

sequels part 6We continue with Part 6 of our Look at Upcoming Movie Sequels. Check out Part 1 to see where we started.

Now You See Me: The Second Act

Filming has already started for this film that is due out in June of 2016. Jon M. Chu is the new director and Daniel Radcliffe has been added to the cast. Lionsgate is so confident in the success of this film that they’ve already started laying out the groundwork for a third movie to be released in 2018.

Ouija 2

The original low-budget movie was a hit and amassed of $80M in the box office, so of course a sequel was ordered for release in October 2016. Even if this one bombs, they’ve already come out way ahead of the game.

Oz the Great and Powerful 2

Based on the Frank L Baum series as a followup to the 2013 movie. It’s…

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PopcultHQ Explores Upcoming Movie Sequels – Part 5

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sequels part 5Once again we journey into the realm of sequels. We look at what is scheduled and what is merely rumor or speculation. We also avoid the DCU and MCU movies because everyone knows where they currently stand.

The LEGO Movie Sequel

We are given a date of May 18, 2018 for the sequel to the hit movie. Positions have changed a little with the directors of the first movie, Chris Miller and Phil Lord writing it. The director this go round will be Rob

London Has Fallen

This sequel to Olympus Has Fallen has Gerard Butler returning as Mike Banning who is attempting to save England. Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart also return to the cast. This movie hits theaters in January 2016.

MacGruber 2

As of February, Will Forte has stated that MacGruber 2 is an active project for him and claims that they have a loose outline…

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PopcultHQ Explores Upcoming Movie Sequels – Part 4

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sequels part 4We continue to trudge through our long list of upcoming sequels (excluding the ones for this year, the DCU and MCU movies.) Click here to start at the beginning with Part 1

Ice Age 5

The fifth film is in this cartoon series will return July 15, 2016. The main voice talents are returning as are directors Mike Thurmeier and Galen T. Chu. No plot is available yet, but if it is due in July you can bet that the script is written and in animators hands.

Immortals 2

In March we were told by Relativity Media that they had a script almost ready and that Henry Cavill was the star. We were also informed that they wanted to film it in India and use an Indian actor as one of the main roles. Other than that we don’t know much, except that Cavill is busy with Superman for the…

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PopcultHQ Explores Upcoming Movie Sequels – Part 3

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sequels part 3And we continue to trudge through our long list of upcoming sequels (excluding the ones for this year, the DCU and MCU movies.) Click here to see Part 1 or Part 2.

G.I. Joe 3

There hasn’t been a lot of progress here, but the project looks like it is being helmed by D. J. Causo and written by Aaron Berg. As far as I can tell there isn’t even a draft of the script, so guessing on the future actors will be tough. I can almost guarantee though that Channing Tatum won’t be part of it.

The Girl Who Played with Fire

This sequel to the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is supposedly still in the works. Daniel Craig and Roony Mara are rumored to play the lead characters, however there hasn’t been much action on this for a few years leading me to believe that, even though…

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PopcultHQ Explores Upcoming Movie Sequels – Part 2

Originally posted on Pop Cult HQ:

sequels part 2And we continue to look at upcoming sequels excluding the ones for this year and the DCU and MCU movies. Click here to read part 1.

The Brazilian Job

A sequel to The Italian Job, it features Charlie Croker and his crew of thieves in Rio de Janeiro to pull off another heist. We have a script and storyline, but no cast or release date.

Bridget Jones’s Baby

This time we follow Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s. From there we don’t know much except that it is still in development and supposed to start filming this fall.

Bruce Almighty Sequel

Another film in development, however this one has been in the development stage since 2012.

Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires

Not really a sequel, this is a prequel to Bubba Ho-Tep. The script is apparently written, but as Bruce Campbell doesn’t plan to return to the…

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Lego Creations That Put Yours to Shame

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hellonettoYou may love building with your Legos, but have you ever thought of actually making a career out of it? Probably not, but Duncan Titmarsh did.

Over five years ago Duncan gave up his job as a kitchen fitter to build a business around Lego building and it has been successful. Bright Bricks is one of only a handful of companies officially recognized as a Lego builder by the Danish toy company and the only British one.Bus-and-Taxi-at-Troxy

Bright Bricks is a U.K. based company that makes Lego creations and is quickly becoming world renowned for their brick creations. If you’ve been near a huge Lego creation then you might have seen their work.

In 2014, at the SDCC, there was a life-size replica of Groot and Rocket in full Lego form.groot and rocket

Together with company director ED Diment and about 30 staff they have built hundreds of Lego creations.

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