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The Secret Handshake

Evidence of People Not Wearing Cosplay Costumes at SLCNerd

by Colin Wolf
- Posted // 2013-04-22 -

I know it may be hard to believe, but not everyone who frequents nerd conventions dresses up in cosplay costumes. That's right, after visiting 2013 SLCNerd Expo at The Complex last Saturday, I was completely blown away when I discovered people in normal clothes, like khakis, cardigans and long-sleeved T-shirts. In fact, despite over-hyped, media-driven stereotypes, more than 18 percent of all SLCNerd convention-goers were not wearing a costume (Disclaimer: 62 percent of all percentages are made up)...

Here's a panel of normal-looking experts discussing whether or not Lord of The Rings sucks. Not a single person is wearing a cosplay costume.

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Don't bother pointing her out, this is her natural hair color ... and horns.

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Nothing unusual here, just an extremely bored and probably hungry wife.

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Just a couple of guys playing a quiet game of Magic: The Gathering. A typical scene at a convention.

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A stereotypical Utah couple. Note the Canadian tuxedo.

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Just a guy in a leather sweater and a man wearing a white jumpsuit.

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There's nothing absurd about sharing their love for the color pink.

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A man being interviewed about the tactical benefits of khaki.

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A bin of toast.

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Bill Frost inspecting the toast.

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A girl who apparently loves to harvest wheat.

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Local men who enjoy tiny T-shirts.

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Here's a tree, or possibly someone dressed up as a tree.

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A local sportsman who enjoys hunting with a plastic sword and shield.

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Twitter:@WolfColin

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Posted // April 22,2013 at 19:45

My "white jumpsuit" as you call it was an admittedly obscure reference to the 1971 movie "A Clockwork Orange", while the lady in the "Canadian tuxedo", again as you call it, was in fact River Song from Doctor Who. I don't know if this is satire, or if the author is an utter and complete Philistine.

 

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Posted // April 22,2013 at 18:51

The cosplay community already just took a huge hit after the people who handle Jersey Shore just announced that they're doing a show revolved around this world. This just. . . . hurt. It didn't even come off as satire to me, it just hurt because of how disrespectful this article was. and you know what I noticed? Not a single member of HEROIC inc was involved in this article.  

 

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Posted // April 22,2013 at 15:50

Lighten up everybody, if you can dress up as Batman in public you should be able to take a joke.  

 

Posted // April 22,2013 at 19:24 - I thought it was funny, cuz I can laugh at myself. The rest of you, you guys just sound like whiners. I was there, and the scene wasn't that impressive. No matter how you feel about it, this is good PR for SLCNerd. No need to be little babies about it.

 

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Posted // April 22,2013 at 13:47

This article is terrible. Instead of doing a write up on SLC Nerd you just poke fun of people that attended? I thought City Weekly was into the local scene, this should be right up your alley. Instead, you guys just come off as snobby douche bags.

 

Posted // April 22,2013 at 14:02 - Invite City Weekly out to cover your event. Instead of talking about anything that actually happened, they can just poke fun at those in the local community that attended in a "satirical" article.

 

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Posted // April 22,2013 at 13:19

#1- an event called SLCnerd doesn't nesseccarily scream, "COSPLAY" as cosplay is mostly meant for anime conventions, and SLCnerd seemed more like a sci-fi/D&D type os nerds gathering. Seems like they needed better advertising.  

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#2- Who the fuck seriously doesn't know who LINK is? Even is the writer called him Zelda, there's no excuse. City Weekly need some young new blood writing for them.  

 

Posted // April 22,2013 at 13:32 - M@ Poop . . . nothing says well adjusted adult like overly hostile comments regarding satirical articles. #Playingintonerdstereotypes . . . Also I know for a fact that this author knows who Link is . . . so take a deep breathe and try not to have a coronary.

 

 
 
 
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