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A slightly belated Oz Comic-Con photo dump/post-mortem:

Anybody who’s been reading my blog for awhile now would recall that I was less then impressed with how the organizers behind OzCC acquitted themselves last year. Thankfully, they seemed to have ironed out the kinks; on the whole, it was a fun and highly pleasant experience. Other than waiting an hour to get in (arrived at 8:30am, doors didn’t open for non-ticket holders until 9:20), there were no real problems to speak of.

The cosplay was of an extremely high standard, and even though I didn’t take a heap of pictures, what I did snap was quality. A Captain Marvel cosplayer got nods from writer Kelly Sue DeConnick & designer Jamie McKelvie, whilst a Huntress got love from former Birds of Prey writer Gail Simone (and as a result is now the most-seen photo I’ve uploaded to Flickr).

On a personal level, it was just nice to catch up with people; I even got approached/recognized at a couple of points, which threw me a bit! I spent the bulk of the afternoon dagging around with Liz and seeing the X-Men: First Class group she was a part of (very impressive!), alongside schmoozing with a few of the comics guests; I had a fairly lengthy convo with Aussie phenom Nicola Scott about her current gig, and Phil Jimenez was absolutely lovely to talk to (despite a head cold on his part).

Also, having it at the old Exhibition Building lent proceedings a wholly different vibe compared to the Showgrounds, or indeed, Jeff’s Shed; negoiating the upper tier whilst walking past a gaggle of Dissney Princesses and Starfleet officers was a touch surreal.

On the whole, a quantum leap over last year, and if they manage the same standard once again in 12 months time, I’d most definitely be back.

Since Nicholas Winding Refn’s impending remake of Barbarella seems to be in the news today, here’s several familiar faces attempting their take on the character, alongside Jane Fonda’s original for comparison’s sake. (All images cultivated from Steve Cook’s most excellent blog Secret Oranges, which is well worth a look-see.)



Daphne & Velma from Scooby-Doo! (Cosplayers: Tegan & Con)

Daphne Tee2Cosplay

Velma Con

Photos by yours truly; sometimes I do alright in the pic-taking stakes. (And these two are just the bestest.)


A fantastic! Femme Ninth Doctor, photographed at Supanova Expo Melbourne 2013.

Yep, I took this. Thing was, I wouldn’t have known she was cosplaying as the Ninth Doctor if not for her sonic screwdriver! But she was very amenable to this tired old duffer taking a couple of pics - here’s the first one I snapped:

She was really lovely & patient too, it must be said, especially as it was the Sunday afternoon of the con, where most everyone’s dog-tired.

Veruschka models for Lanvin Parfums, 1972.
1979: A Now! magazine cover featuring Persis Khambatta - Indian model, actress and author (2 Oct 1948 – 18 Aug 1998) as Lieutenant Ilia in the first Trek film Star Trek: The Motion Picture.




Tony Stark! (Cosplayer: Rachel)

Reaction GIF: no, nevermind, Robert Downey Jr.


but thank you everyone !! and thank you more so Brent :3

My pleasure; you looked great. Plus how good is that gif? Best response, IMHO.

(via rachelw0nder)

This was the biggest surprise of the weekend; finding somebody cosplaying as Thranduil, from Noelle Stevenson's “Broship of the Ring” webcomics!

Damnedest thing; I was walking the con floor on Sunday wondering “Gee, wouldn’t it be cool if there was a Jessica Rabbit cosplayer here?” I turned the corner, and lo & behold…


Daria and Jane!

This was the only photo I didn’t have to edit in any way, shape or form; these two girls nailed it.