Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Comic-Con Masquerade: KPBS Wants You!
Summer's here and superheroes, stormtroppers, gundams and sexy babes are about to invade America's Finest City. That's right, it's time for Comic-Con International . Four-day passes have already sold out so you better move fast if you want to attend this year's convention. I have been attending the Con for more than two decades, and it is one of the things that I look forward to most every year. This year I'm particularly excited about the fact that KPBS will be providing extensive coverage of the Con with videos of panels, highlights of booths, interviews with cool people, and recommendations about what's hot in comics, film, gaming, and collectibles. We also want to focus on the Con-goers, those wonderful fans who have embraced their obsessions and just want to hang out with like-minded people. One of the things that we'd like to do is to follow one person through the process of designing and creating a costume for the annual Masquerade. If you live in San Diego and plan to enter the Masquerade, please contact us! We are looking for one talented, passionate individual who's putting their heart and soul into a costume and is willing to let KPBS invade your life to record the entire process. Ideally we are looking for someone who will be competing in the Best Original Design (check out last year's winner in that category to the left) or Most Beautiful category. I have seen some stunning costumes in my years at the Con so I know the perfect person is out there. If you have any questions or would like to be considered as the subject for out Masquerade web feature and video, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.