Video interview: Cosplay For A Cause 2012 calendar – lovely costumers turn fandom into Japan relief, great gift idea!

Video interview: Cosplay For A Cause 2012 calendar – lovely costumers turn fandom into Japan relief, great gift idea!

At the 2011 DragonCon convention in Atlanta, Georgia, you’ll find some of the best and most serious cosplayers around. “What is cosplay” you ask? These days at pop culture conventions, several fans go all out celebrating their fandom by dressing up as their favorite characters, and many do this with precise and careful detail. Some of the best cosplayers around include Riki Riddle (who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for several years now), Marie Claude-Bourbonnais (who I first met at DragonCon last year), and Linze A’la Mode (who I just met this year). All three of these lovely ladies are featured (along with other popular convention cosplayers) in the 2012 “Cosplay For A Cause” calendar, featuring breathtaking photos of the girls in amazing outfits, most utilizing themed backgrounds – seriously, this is a very impresive calendar for ANY pop culture fan. The best part is the calendar itself is benefiting a great cause, sending money to the Japan Red Cross and relief aid in Japan. I got a chance to talk to the aforementioned ladies at DragonCon this year to get their own personal take on why cosplay has become such a phenomenon, and a little more info on how the calendar project came about. Check out the video below and purchase your own 2012 calendar HERE.

International cosplayers coming together to create a 2012 Calendar with never before seen photos and artwork by well known comic book artists to help support Relief aid in Japan by donating 100% of the proceeds to the Japan Red Cross.

For more on Riki – CLICK HERE
For more on Lindze – CLICK HERE
For more on Marie – CLICK HERE

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community’s leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.