Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Time to End the Cosplay Controversy: Some Data for Pat Broderick

By +Tim Beyers


Issue 13 of +The Full Bleed is dedicated to cosplayers. You who dress up to attend your favorite cons have taken a beating in recent months for reasons I still don't quite understand.

Commerce seems to be the issue. Fury of Firestorm artist Pat Broderick is the latest to make the argument, taking to Facebook on December 4:



Much as I love Broderick's work, the data says he's wrong on this issue. Details in the video, so watch now.



Want even more? Click here to read Zachary Clemente's open letter at The Beat, which inspired this post. I'd also highly recommend reading Rob Salkowitz's excellent post at Eventbrite, which has the data that refutes the "no value" argument plus a whole lot more.

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