Nyanko Cosplay

Today we speak to amazing German cosplayer, Carolin, aka Nyanko Cosplay. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m an 19 years old student from Germany. I first started cosplaying in 2013 and I had a lot of fun since then. Right now I’m working on my 6th and 7th cosplay and I have already made plans for 2016. What inspired you to become a cosplayer? In 2012 I visited my first convention and I saw a lot of amazing cosplayers. Then I did some research and found even more awesome cosplayers. I was really amazed how accurate they were. That inspired me to give it a try as well. What inspires your style as a cosplayer? (Anime, Star Wars, […]

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Trevor Storey

Today we speak to an amazing artistic type fellow, Trevor Storey. Would you care to introduce yourself? How do all, my names Trevor Storey. For those who don’t know, what’s your background? I started work in the games industry at the youthful age of 15 (1985) and over 30 years have been involved in over 100 games. What drew you to digital art? I started doing sprites and backgrounds on the commodore 64 and zx spectrum. Once the mouse then the wacom tablet came out I began doing concept art. What sort of hours go into making the perfect digital artwork? For a piece I am happy with the average time is around 4 hours. Some complex pieces with lots […]

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Martin Castein

Today we speak to an amazing photographer, Martin Castein. Would you like to introduce yourself? I’m a portrait photographer based in London, I shoot traditional and fine art portraits and artistic family photos. What’s your photography history? A few years ago my girlfriend had an accident and nearly died. It took a couple of years for her to recover and she decided to take up photography as a kind of occupational therapy. In the end she wasn’t too keen and the camera sat there for months not being used. Once day we took a trip to the beach and I took the camera with me and loved it. I did some research on how to use the camera on the […]

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Kali Kitty Cosplay

Time to chat to another cosplay mistress. Today we speak to Kali Kitty Cosplay. What’s the history of Kali Kitty Cosplay? We originally cosplayed together for the first time in 2006 and then I cosplayed once again in 2007. I gave it a break and I’ll only mainly got back into it in the end of 2012. We created our facebook page in January 2013 and it has been a creative journey since. What inspired you to become a cosplayer? To be creative is one of the main things that made me into a cosplayer and I’ve always loved to dress up too. My Husband joined me in support with cosplay too. Well he also lost to a little bet […]

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Smallville Cosplay Competition

This past weekend Smallville Comics 2.0 hosted there first annual cosplay competition. There is only one way to describe this competition: It is how a cosplay competition is meant to be run. Before we look into the details behind the competition lets look at the event as a whole. The store not only had the competition running throughout the day but also had many specials running in the store as well as had a mini flea market running in the empty store next door to them. The overall feeling/vibe of the event differs greatly from that of other events, its more relaxed than the larger events which just adds to the overall enjoyment of the event. There is not this […]

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Valka: Cosplayer of the month

Welcome to our eighth cosplayer of the month interview. Today we speak to Valka, aka Adele. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Grew up in the Free State in a one horse town. Was an avid sci-fi and fantasy reader to escape the mind-numbing flat expanses. Escaped to Jo’burg the first chance I got. I work in online marketing in strategy and implementation.  I’m mother to 6 cats, a rat and a dog named Zeus. I grow veggies and make all kinds of weird jam. I collect classic sci-fi novels, vintage gloves and antique silver rings (and evidently, cats). I’m obsessed with Skyrim, Supernatural, X-Files, and currently, Hannibal. I’m in a long-term monogamous relationship with Luke, my Xbox. What inspired […]

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Jacques Nelles

Today we speak to local photojournalist, Jacque Nelle. Would you like to introduce yourself? Yes. I am Jacques Nelles. I’ve been working as an events photographer for nearly 4 years. I started doing a photojournalism and documentary course at Market Photo Workshop this year (2015). I would recommend this course for any aspiring documentary photographer or photojournalists. Thus far due to how extremely good the course is, I have been able to participate in the Mark Grosset 2015 exhibition in Vendôme, France. Most recently I had some pictures of the train crash at Booysens station published by Associated Press. Tell us a joke. I only ever remember the kind of jokes that would not be suitable for this interview. So […]

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Hatsune Miku – World Is Mine Meets Metal

If you know your way around YouTube or alternatively have spent hours looking for metal music you have no most probably stumbled across 331Erock at some point. For those who don’t know who this amazing man is. He is a highly talented guitarist that does metal covers of songs. Most of them are often expected covers, such as Let it go, Mortal Kombat and the Avengers. Yet now and then random songs will appear. Such as I’m blue, the Kingdom Hearts into and the Powerpuff Girls. These though have nothing on the randomness of his latest cover. That being World is Mine by Miku. Though no matter how strange it is, I cannot stop listening to it.

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Hestia Dance

One of the most popular cosplays at the moment is Hestia from the anime Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka. Add this cosplay with her iconic dance/scene of her brushing her teeth with a touch of D-Piddy humour. A sprinkle of Shinny Teeth and me from Fairly Odd Parents and you get this random, cute and catchy cosplay music video from Anime Expo 2015.

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Load Shedder

Today we speak to the greatest villain in South Africa. Today we speak to the infamous Load Shedder! So you’re the ultimate South African super villain. How were you created? (Lab accident? Toxic waste?) Since the invention of electricity the Load Shedder has been there, a by-product…hiding…waiting…I knew my time would come. Tell us a little bit about yourself. The Load Shedder – The Load Shedder does not eat or drink…it thrives on the misfortune, the chaos, the darkness it brings. I am here to teach you a lesson. Steven Shannon – 41 years young. Owner of a small telecoms company. Love playing games and I am addicted to gadgets, cars and my job. I have a very supportive wife […]

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