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Episode 25 – Revivals Both Wanted And Not

In this barely assembled edition of the podcast, we talk about Pacific Rim 2, Heroes of Cosplay’s awfulness, Harmony Gold’s ridiculous Robotech Academy Kickstarter, Community getting a sixth season and the new Sailor Moon series “Sailor Moon Crystal.”

And, y’know, we read your letters.

That may not seem like much, but trust me, it is.

Also, please remember that next fortnight we’re actually doing a “best of” episode instead of a regular one. If there are any parts of this first year of Nerd & Tie you’d like to see featured, tell us (including the episode title and the timecode of the bit you liked) in our contact form!

Heroes of Cosplay: Now Only Mostly Awful

In Which Trae Talks About Season 1.5 of Heroes of Cosplay

I have been working conventions for almost twenty years, and have helped put on a cosplay contest for the last nine in varying capacities. I admittedly haven’t been a serious cosplayer myself since I gave it up about a decade ago, but it’s still a world I’m heavily immersed in.

So needless to say I’ve been watching Heroes of Cosplay since episode one.

…but not because I like it. I’ve been watching Heroes of Cosplay for the same reason you might have eavesdropped on someone gossiping about your friends back in High School: So I know exactly what’s being said.

The bullscat filled “Season 1.5” finale aired last night though, so (as I did last year) I thought I’d gather my thoughts about the entire season.

…and why no convention should allow Heroes of Cosplay in the door. Continue reading Heroes of Cosplay: Now Only Mostly Awful

At This Point Heroes of Cosplay Is Just Flat Out Lying

The first half of Heroes of Cosplay’s two part finale for “Season 1.5” aired last night on Syfy. Both episodes will feature Wizard World’s New Orleans Comic Con, and the first of these contained probably the biggest flat out lie the show has ever tried to sell.

And it’s downright puzzling.

You see, Yaya Han (or as we call her around here, Sentient Lumber) states that the con has two cosplay contests on two different days. One is a contest for groups, the other for individuals. There’s just one problem with that:

This con only had one contest. And there are literally hundreds of witnesses who can attest to this. Continue reading At This Point Heroes of Cosplay Is Just Flat Out Lying