An Olympian Homage to Ulysses 31

Posted by Chris Sobieniak on Dec 9, 2011 in Animation, Fandom

Ulysses31

Most people haven’t heard of the show, but for kids in the early 80s the Japanese-French animated series Ulysses 31 (宇宙伝説ユリシーズ31) left an impression that would mark a generation. Read more…

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A Treasure Trove of Retro Cosplay

Posted by Michael Sacco on Apr 8, 2011 in Cinema, Comic Books, Dr. Who, Fandom, Star Trek

Dirty Pair retro cosplay

Cosplay isn’t a new phenomenon — for pretty much as long as there’s been fandom, there’s been cosplay. These retro cosplay photos, posted on 4chan’s cosplay board, prove it! We’ve compiled the best here for your perusal, from events ranging from WonderCon to WorldCon from the 70s to the 80s. You’ll notice some patterns — Red Sonja was a very popular cosplay choice for ladies back then, and Vulcans and Elric of Melnibone were popular for men. You can even see cosplay mainstays like Orion slave girls. It’s almost comforting to know that people have been dressing themselves up like fantasy and scifi characters for this long — it means that there have always been incredibly nerdy people in the world. Read more…

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