12/05/2018

WinterCon 2018, Part 1: Celebrities and Cosplay

On December 1-2, 2018, the latest edition of WinterCon was held at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York. This convention has rapidly become one of my personal favorites. It is always a blast to go to, and this year was no different. I was on-hand as press on Saturday to bring you all the goings on. I should mention that I was also in full Punisher cos-play. If you're curious, it is my aunt who did my make-up. Anyway, on to my coverage:

The one celebrity whose autograph I got was Tsugutoshi Komada who played Jet Jaguar in the legendarily camp Godzilla Vs. Megalon. He signed my out of print Blu-ray of said movie.


Later that day, he was joined by Bin Furuya, who played Ultra Man. It was an awesome and fun panel that even had two cosplayers come up onstage and join them. This was a huge highlight of the con for my friends and me!



But, it wasn't just Kaiju fans that had a lot to rejoice, sci-fi, horror, comics, and wrestling were well represented at the con. And, speaking of wrestling Asuka was one of two WWE superstars on-hand (the other was Bray Wyatt) to meet fans and sign autographs. Of course, that bought out many wrestling fans, a few of which were in cosplay.



Star Wars fans had a lot to love as well. There guests from Star Wars: Rebels, as well as Colin Cantwell. Cantwell was the original concept artist for the first Star Wars movie. Cosplayers, including members of the 501 Legion, joined him in an epic picture.




"It's a trap!" Get it?

And, speaking of cosplay here are some more of my favorites at WinterCon:

 Yes, that is me, in my Punisher cosplay, battling Hella, who was cosplayed by Casterly Fox.
 This awesome and beautiful Jessica Jones asked me if she could pose with her Queen poster. As a fellow fan of the legendary band, I was like, "Of course, you can!"
 Beautiful Dizazter made for an awesome, badass, and hot Domino!  
Awesome cosplay by JellicleKacie, as Sabrina Spellman from Netflix's killer "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina". I LOVE her little Salem!

And, we end the first half of my report with these awesome cosplayers, who were in the full holiday spirit!



To be continued...

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