Posts From Lawrence Brenner

Lawrence Brenner
Lawrence Brenner 22 posts

Lawrence Brenner is a journalist/writer/photographer/videographer and academic. He has also presented on the Rise of the Cosplay Economy at Anime Expo.

AX 2014: ‘Learning About Cosplay In Italy’ from Giada Robin (panel coverage)

For the second year, Anime Expo has brought in international cosplay guests to talk about cosplay and their works around the world. Giada Robin came from Italy to talk about cosplay

AX 2014: The Spiral Cats panel (full video)

At Anime Expo this year two of the amazing cosplay guests were Tasha and Doremi of the Spiral Cats, a professional cosplay group from Korea who work with many events

Ted 2 cosplay casting in Boston July 26th?

At the end of July most of the nerd-centric interests fall on San Diego Comic-Con. I will be there along with many members of Nerd Reactor. However there are many

AX 2014: Sailor Moon original dub cast full panel (video)

Anime Expo brought together the original dub cast of Sailor Moon for a special panel. At conventions it is more common now to see cast members get together to talk

Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

On June 4th, 2014, The Paley Center for Media hosted the screening of the final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, “Unafraid of the Dark”, with Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and

Danny Fingeroth and Denny O’Neil on 25th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman

On June 23rd, 1989, Tim Burton’s Batman was released in America and began what would become known as “The Summer of Batman.” On June 23, 2014, the 25th Anniversary of

Interview with Brannon Braga on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

On June 4th, 2014 The Paley Center for Media hosted the screening of the final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: “Unafraid of the Dark” with Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist

A Brief History of Manga Review

A Brief History of Manga is a wonderful and insightful book. Helen McCarthy shows the evolution of manga from its beginning through today. Like many I was familiar with the

Keep the Lecturing Alive Fundraiser by Charles Dunbar

Academics are a relatively new kind of guest and programming track at conventions. At comic conventions they are more established, but at anime conventions they are even newer. I am

Announcing Helen McCarthy’s ‘A Brief History of Manga’

It’s a truly exciting summer for anime and manga, including the re-release and/or reimagining of classics like Sailor Moon, Ghost in The Shell, and more. Now we’ll also be getting Helen

Amazon to acquire comiXology

In a press release and message issued by comiXology PR and in a message from CEO David Steinberger, it was announced that Amazon will acquire comiXology. According to the message:

Help SDCC Artist Alley Coordinator Clydene Nee

Artist Alley coordinator Clydene Nee Many times at conventions and at larger events, we are so focused on the stars and events so much that we forget about the army

Our Interview with Elfquest Creators Wendy and Richard Pini

At New York Comic Con on Wednesday, or as I like to call it the “Day 1”, I was invited to a special event at Columbia University where I had the pleasure

Summary of Heroes of Cosplay

There have been many articles written about Heroes of Cosplay including an initial review of the first episode by myself. There’s been a lot about the show that’s been written,

Otakon 2013: 20 Years of Otakon

Otakon has been the convention of the otaku generation for 20 years. Otakon always has a good show, full of great guests, and programming. I got to see a lot

SyFy’s intro of Cosplay to TV: Heroes of Cosplay Episode 1 Review

[Editor’s Note: While Lawrence is friends with Riki and Yaya, this does not stop him from giving a critical review.] On my way to Anime Expo 2013 on July 3rd,

Interview with Alodia Gosiengfiao at Anime Expo 2013

At Anime Expo I had the pleasure of interviewing Alodia, one of the most popular cosplayers out there, and we talked about cosplay around the world, cosplay terminology and lexicons,

The Marvel Novels: The She-Hulk Diaries and Rogue Touch Reviews

There are two novels that are coming out today from Marvel and Hyperion Books, The She-Hulk Diaries and Rogue Touch. These are new literary works featuring two fan-favorite characters, She-Hulk

Katsucon 2013 Coverage

Katsucon is always a good show. It is for many people the con that begins the year and people bring out their best of the best cosplays. This is because

Anime Streaming is about to change

In The Japan Times today it was revealed that Japan and Japanese anime studios are going to be getting into international streaming in a big way. This new site is

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