Saturday, July 30, 2016

Wizard World Day 2 - More Cosplayers

Written/Photography by
Andrew Livelsberger

Deadpool and Daredevil are ready for action, anyplace, anytime!
Cosplay is an integral part of any comicon and there were some players in full garb right out of the gate on the first day of Wizard World!!  Day 2 was no different, with some return characters as well as new faces.

Cosplayers go all out, not only in costumes, but personas as well.

Scorpion from Mortal Kombat

The Doctor enjoys some video game time

Vault Dweller and Dog Meat from Fallout 4 (Thank you Derrick Smith for the costume ID)

Boba Fett looks over the hand to hand combat weapons available for purchase

The Dark Knight (Batman), Black Widow, Captain America and Wolverine take time to pose for me with a statue of Iron Man

Ghostbusters, Columbus branch are ready for any paranormal activity.

The Doctor has a discussion with an X-Wing pilot while K-9 stands guard.

A Knight of Ren shows me he has mastery of not only one, but dual light sabers.

Sorceress of Castle Grayskull, Teela Na

Reverse Harley Quinn and Joker

An Astropath of the Imperium of Man (Warhammer 40k)

Sith Lords watch patiently during one of the panel discussions

Does Harley have Mr. J whipped???
seems even the baddest of criminal masterminds has to hold the bags and watch the kids when mom is doing some shopping!!
Master Chief From Halo


Post updated to include the ID of Vault Dweller and the inclusion of Master Chief and Wolverine from Day 3!!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Wizard World Day 1 - Attendee Cosplay

Written/Photography by
Andrew Livelsberger

Cosplay is an integral part of any comicon and there were some players in full garb right out of the gate on the first day of Wizard World!!

Cosplayers go all out, not only in costumes, but personas as well.

There were celebrities present and photo ops scheduled; however, attendees seemed to be equally excited to get pictures with cosplay attendees.

Wizard World Day 1 - Heroes Honoring Heroes

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger
Photography by Andrew Livelsberger

Wizard World is one of the largest comicons held in Central Ohio.

Wizard did an amazing job this year of honoring our local Ohio military members by having stars like James Marsters(Spike from Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Nicholas Brenden (Zander from Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) and Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner from The X-Files) introduce each local hero and give a background summary.

We thought the presentation was a fantastic and classy way to kick off the weekend!

These custom shields were such a trophy, a few of the stars pretended they were going to run off with one!  :D

Each soldier was given a replica Captain America shield, with a personalized engraving.

James Marsters reads over the bio of the soldier he will introduce.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Comfest Burlesque (Adult Content)

Written/Photography by Andrew Livelsberger

Dimples Diamond

Per WikipediaBurlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects.[1] The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery.

There were several burlesque performances at the 2016 Community Festival this year, this being just one of them.

All the performances were top notch.  This show's talent was brought by Crimson Lace Cabaret.

It's really hard for me to put into words the performances.   If you like live theater, or comedy like Shadowbox, then this is right up there - only a little racier!!  The time went by very fast.  In my opinion, it is worth a trip to see their performances!!

Devon Ayers

Pandora Foxx

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pokemon Go in Columbus

Written/Photography by Andrew Livelsberger


Pokemon Go is a game that was created by the Niantic company, the same ones that created the mobile game Ingress.  In a nut shell you walk around town and find Pokemon, capture them and them you can upgrade them and use them to fight in a PokeGym.   The game has taken the nation by storm.  If you want more information about it, check out the official site.


I'll admit that I didn't want to get caught up int the craze.  But the game is fun, gets you out of the house and exploring different places, some you may not have even know existed.  It can be played alone or in teams, of which our family has joined Team Mystic and we generally play together!

One Sunday night we decided to travel to the Short North/Goodale Park area in Columbus and grab a few Pokemon.  Here are some images captured of others playing.

Before passing judgement on it, I ask that you look for the good in everything first and weigh that against the negatives.  I think you'll find that this fun, interactive game has a lot more going for it than against it!