We’re proud to bring you a piece today from Tyler Burnette, a great supporter of Beneath the Tangles. He recently attended Yama-Con, and his approach to the convention led some reflection on how we communicate at conventions—and with people around us in general. Enjoy! One of the hardest lessons we have to learn as humans… Read More Guest Post: Con-ventional Wisdom
The conventions in Miami that I’m most familiar with are SuperCon and Animate, but I often don’t attend these events. However, as one of the resident gamers at Beneath the Tangles, I was intrigued when I heard about Gamer Comic Expo. I sent the con an email explaining that I would like a press badge… Read More Checking Out the Inaugural Gamer Comic Expo!
There are two types of people: those who think that dressing up in costume is for one day a year and those who think it’s for all 365. But on Halloween, these two types meet in an amazing, macabre free-for-all. But just because so many people dress up for Halloween, that doesn’t mean cosplay is… Read More Cosplay Conversations #4: Is Halloween Cosplay?
As Instagram continues to grow in prominence, the platform provides individuals the opportunity grow their brands, stretch their creative muscles, and even earn a living. Many beautiful and talented individuals have built considerable followings (Jenners and Karshadians leading the pack, of course), earning a measure of celebrity while becoming influencers—those who have enough clout in… Read More Cosplay Conversations #3: Birth of an Instagram Influencer
Cosplay is a young person’s game—or so it seems. Just as with athletics, which takes advantage of the physical peak of a young person’s body, cosplay seems to be a fit with the energy, beauty, and concerns of teenagers and young adults. But that would be a misconception—there are many who cosplay regularly into their… Read More Cosplay Conversations #2: Once and Future Cosplayer
Anime conventions are a singularly unique type of event. At once a celebration, meet-up, training session, marketing tool, and pilgrimage, cons are perhaps the prime occasion through which this generation of anime fan expresses its fandom, with many choosing to do so through cosplay. I’ve never participated, but I feel an affinity toward cosplayers. We… Read More Cosplay Conversations #1: Knowing Your Character
When I received a message from San Japan press staff informing us that we were approved for passes to the convention, my first thought was, “Didn’t that con already happen?” It hadn’t—it was a week or two away, but I’d forgotten that I applied as press for the convention. Thankfully, I was able to find… Read More Six Hours at San Japan
As Beneath the Tangles continues to grow, we’re looking to add volunteers to help us in our mission / ministry to reach out to anime fans by bridging the gap between anime and faith. All staff at Beneath the Tangles is Christian and we see this site as both a place to develop quality content… Read More Beneath the Tangles Call for Staff
There’s no one right way to cosplay. Want to design your own costume and make it from scratch? Awesome! Want to purchase your cosplay from a retailer? That’s legit, too. Not interested in going all out, but still want to join in on the fun by wearing a few accessories? Madarame would tell you that’s… Read More Building a Better Alphonse
With our increasing coverage of anime conventions, I grew more and more excited about the granddaddy of them all, A-Kon, the oldest continually running one in the U.S. Typically, we go into cons with very specific purposes, preparing for panels we’ll host, interviews we’ll conduct, or other content we intend to generate. But as A-Kon… Read More Lessons in Humanity from A-Kon 29