Cosplay at CANCON 2014

By 13 January, 2014 41

25 January, 2014to27 January, 2014

cosplay poster

Before the internet existed lonely Canberra nerds had to go to CanCon to discover to our delight that there were human females who shared our interests.

It’s hard to explain today just how many suicides that would have prevented.

Having in the intervening years gone heavy on the male-centric table top war games we see they’re having a Cosplay competition which should bring some diversity to the crowds.

Are you Secretly ‘Victor Von Kraken’ Master of the Steam Walker Leviathan or Perhaps ‘Thordar the Red’ Scourge of the Kings and wizards, Do you have the ‘Fantastic Four’™ on Speed dial or do you just like to get your Kamehameha on.

Either way come to CANCON and let you imagination run free in the

CANCON 2014 Cosplay Competition

Enter into one of the six available categories

– Steampunk
– Sci Fi
– Fantasy
– Anime / Japanese Video Games
– Gaming / Western Video Games
– Comic Book / Western Animation

There will Trophies and awards available in both the skit completion and the ‘The Peoples Choice Award’ chosen by those attending CANCON

More power to them.

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41 Responses to Cosplay at CANCON 2014
#1
PBO9:30 am, 13 Jan 14

I want to go dressed as Gir from Invader Zim, failing that…..JTHM.

#2
steveu9:38 am, 13 Jan 14

Good stuff, the Impact Comics gig was pretty popular, this event brings people from interstate, who are quite well behaved and responsible as well. Shame Shame the local council hasnt picked up on this (though Im sure its been brought to their attention) over the last 25+ years.

#3
Ben_Dover11:33 am, 13 Jan 14

Love the illustration, a fanboy’s (wet) dream Unfortunately the realty will be two spotty girls dressed as anime cats and a couple of Gothapotomuses.

#4
johnboy11:43 am, 13 Jan 14

How little you know Mr. Dover.

#5
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd12:04 pm, 13 Jan 14

Ben_Dover said :

Love the illustration, a fanboy’s (wet) dream Unfortunately the realty will be two spotty girls dressed as anime cats and a couple of Gothapotomuses.

Clearly a ignorant tea bag and more than likely a idiot.

#6
CrocodileGandhi12:06 pm, 13 Jan 14

Ben_Dover said :

Love the illustration, a fanboy’s (wet) dream Unfortunately the realty will be two spotty girls dressed as anime cats and a couple of Gothapotomuses.

Two words: Jessica Nigiri.

#7
PBO12:09 pm, 13 Jan 14

Ben_Dover said :

Love the illustration, a fanboy’s (wet) dream Unfortunately the realty will be two spotty girls dressed as anime cats and a couple of Gothapotomuses.

I agree….and a couple or herd is called Gothopotomi when there is more than one Gothapotomus.

#8
IrishPete12:20 pm, 13 Jan 14

Ben_Dover said :

Love the illustration, a fanboy’s (wet) dream Unfortunately the realty will be two spotty girls dressed as anime cats and a couple of Gothapotomuses.

There was a very disturbing episode of CSI http://www.tv.com/shows/csi-crime-scene-investigation/fur-and-loathing-273258/ in which they gradually learned more and more about a club where people dressed up as furry animals to get it on with each other. Only trouble was, one very feminine cat was actually a man inside the costume, unknown to all the folk around him. And that wasn’t even half of the disturbing nature of the plot.

But Canberra isn’t Las Veqas.

IP

#9
krome12:32 pm, 13 Jan 14

Weird… after reading the headline I assumed this would have been written by Barcham

#10
Ben_Dover12:49 pm, 13 Jan 14

CrocodileGandhi said :

Ben_Dover said :

Love the illustration, a fanboy’s (wet) dream Unfortunately the realty will be two spotty girls dressed as anime cats and a couple of Gothapotomuses.

Two words: Jessica Nigiri.

Three words; “This is Canberra”.

#11
poetix1:16 pm, 13 Jan 14

And this thread enacts exactly why some women feel uncomfortable with the whole gaming world.

#12
Jivrashia1:20 pm, 13 Jan 14

Any idea what the poster girl is dressing up as?

Tifa Lockhart from FF?

#13
Ben_Dover2:05 pm, 13 Jan 14

Jivrashia said :

Any idea what the poster girl is dressing up as?

Tifa Lockhart from FF?

Nah, she’s supposed to be either Norma Snockers, or Gloria Stitz.

#14
random2:38 pm, 13 Jan 14

Jivrashia said :

Any idea what the poster girl is dressing up as?

Tifa Lockhart from FF?

I couldn’t pick it, but Google suggests it is Black Widow (the belt buckle is the giveaway).

#15
JonnieWalker2:51 pm, 13 Jan 14

Cylon number 8 in flying suit would be a nice addition

#16
neanderthalsis3:02 pm, 13 Jan 14

Ben_Dover said :

Love the illustration, a fanboy’s (wet) dream Unfortunately the realty will be two spotty girls dressed as anime cats and a couple of Gothapotomuses.

johnboy said :

How little you know Mr. Dover.

Don’t let on that a good many gamer/anime girls are hot, it will only encourage the bogans to attend.

#17
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd7:56 pm, 13 Jan 14

Toga don’t use guns!

#18
LSWCHP8:53 pm, 13 Jan 14

Chicks with guns…two of my favourite things!!

I hafta say though, that woman must be very, very small. The gun looks to me like a standard M-16 style receiver, which is a very small, light weapon, but it looks like she’s carrying a cannon.

#19
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd8:57 pm, 13 Jan 14

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Toga don’t use guns!

Toga??? Wtf? TIFA!

#20
Thumper9:16 pm, 13 Jan 14

LSWCHP said :

Chicks with guns…two of my favourite things!!

I hafta say though, that woman must be very, very small. The gun looks to me like a standard M-16 style receiver, which is a very small, light weapon, but it looks like she’s carrying a cannon.

Women in uniform…

Good to see she has her finger outside the trigger guard :)

#21
maxblues9:41 pm, 13 Jan 14

LSWCHP said :

Chicks with guns…two of my favourite things!!

I hafta say though, that woman must be very, very small. The gun looks to me like a standard M-16 style receiver, which is a very small, light weapon, but it looks like she’s carrying a cannon.

I believe it is an M4 Assault carbine (same calibre 5.56mm) as used by 82nd Airborne, but you are right, the scale seems wrong.

#22
Mordd10:21 pm, 13 Jan 14

Can I go dressed as naked man – hero and saviour of the emperor with no clothes! I shall proudly go where nudity has never gone before!!

#23
Holditz11:49 pm, 13 Jan 14

CrocodileGandhi said :

Two words: Jessica Nigiri.

Two more words: Yaya Han. *rolls eyes*

I remember back in the day (this would be the eighties) a short, rubensque girl, who would be fairly ordinary in civilian clothes, showed up at one Cancon at Bruce TAFE as a Red Sonya-esque warrior women. She was the only costumer there, and all of us geeks (and we were generally male) were pop-eyed and jaws agape.

Nowadays of course you aren’t a convention unless you have a few cosplayers hanging around, and it looks like Cancon has surrendered to the rising tide of eye candy (for both sexes). Because, you know, watching someone pushing miniatures across a table, moving cardboard units on a hex map, or a group of people huddled in front of a guy behind a cardboard shield (you can tell it’s been awhile since I went to Cancon) is truly *engrossing*.

#24
Ben_Dover6:33 am, 14 Jan 14

I’ve heard that one of the CanCon games has been banned for setting impossible tasks.

Task 5) Go out to a bar and talk to a real girl.

Task 14) Experience sunlight on your torso.

Task 27) Abstain from masturbation for two nights….

#25
PBO8:02 am, 14 Jan 14

maxblues said :

LSWCHP said :

Chicks with guns…two of my favourite things!!

I hafta say though, that woman must be very, very small. The gun looks to me like a standard M-16 style receiver, which is a very small, light weapon, but it looks like she’s carrying a cannon.

I believe it is an M4 Assault carbine (same calibre 5.56mm) as used by 82nd Airborne, but you are right, the scale seems wrong.

AR-15 and the scale seems fine, ya dammned “know-it-alls”.

#26
ScienceRules8:45 am, 14 Jan 14

poetix said :

And this thread enacts exactly why some women feel uncomfortable with the whole gaming world.

Bingo. Just have a quick look at how women like Anita Sarkeesian have been treated when discussing the sexism and rampant mysogeny in gaming for a quick example.

This is just another example of women being reduced to slabs of electric meat for male titilation. Surely we can create a better environment for our daughters and female friends?

#27
CraigT8:55 am, 14 Jan 14

maxblues said :

LSWCHP said :

Chicks with guns…two of my favourite things!!

I hafta say though, that woman must be very, very small. The gun looks to me like a standard M-16 style receiver, which is a very small, light weapon, but it looks like she’s carrying a cannon.

I believe it is an M4 Assault carbine (same calibre 5.56mm) as used by 82nd Airborne, but you are right, the scale seems wrong.

The M4 *is* an M16.

#28
CraigT8:58 am, 14 Jan 14

CraigT said :

maxblues said :

LSWCHP said :

Chicks with guns…two of my favourite things!!

I hafta say though, that woman must be very, very small. The gun looks to me like a standard M-16 style receiver, which is a very small, light weapon, but it looks like she’s carrying a cannon.

I believe it is an M4 Assault carbine (same calibre 5.56mm) as used by 82nd Airborne, but you are right, the scale seems wrong.

The M4 *is* an M16.

And the scale is fine – she has her fingers around the grip and her index just reaches the front of the trigger guard.

#29
Jivrashia9:47 am, 14 Jan 14

Ben_Dover said :

Task 14) Experience sunlight on your torso.

I went outside once, and frankly the graphics aren’t all that good.

#30
maxblues9:58 am, 14 Jan 14

CraigT said :

maxblues said :

LSWCHP said :

Chicks with guns…two of my favourite things!!

I hafta say though, that woman must be very, very small. The gun looks to me like a standard M-16 style receiver, which is a very small, light weapon, but it looks like she’s carrying a cannon.

I believe it is an M4 Assault carbine (same calibre 5.56mm) as used by 82nd Airborne, but you are right, the scale seems wrong.

The M4 *is* an M16.

The M4 is the carbine version of the M16. The barrel of the M4 is 5.5 inches shorter (plus flash suppressor), so obviously has a shorter range. The stocks are different (the M4 being collapsible) and the M4 has a detachable carry handle and different sight mount. The mounts for the M203 (optional 40mm grenade launcher are also different. I know the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment were using both the M4 and M16 side by side in Afghanistan, but they may have been using the M4A1 variant which has different fire settings so the shooter is not restricted to a three round burst.

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