What a weekend! We spent the last four days hanging out at Comic Con in New York, and boy was it amazing. This event sold 151,000 tickets, making it the largest such event ever. It even surpassed San Diego’s Comic Con, which has been the reigning champion for some time.
We’re putting up galleries of some of the photos we took on each day, and you can check out the Friday gallery here. We took a zillion photos, but of course there’s another step before posting them all — editing them.
We’ll post more in the coming days, including a wrap-up of the NYCC Cosplay Championships with all of the contestants and who won what. Give us a follow on Twitter or Instagram if you want to see more of these photos. Amazing creativity at this event. Just amazing.
We’re headed to New York Comic Con this week!
If you follow us on Instagram or Twitter, you probably saw us share a few of the spectacular costumes we captured in August at Fan Expo Canada. (We tossed some of our favorites into a Pixlr Express collage at the end of this post, but you can check out our gallery from the photo shoot here.)
Just as we did at Fan Expo in Canada in August, we’ll be taking photos of cosplayers at NYCC, but this time around we’re sponsoring the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay. This is a worldwide cosplay contest — the biggest competition in the history of cosplay in, well, forever. If you’re familiar with the cosplay world, you know that it’s grown at an explosive rate in the past decade. If you’re not familiar with that world, think of the best, most-detailed Halloween costumes you saw last year collected in one spot — only ten times better in construction and imagination.
Believe it or not, there are professional cosplayers out there who make a decent living doing this thing they love. It’s a special kind of creativity that we admire. There’s a real artistry to it.
Will you be there? If so, please be on the lookout for us — and say hello! We’ll be the ones in the Pixlr t-shirts. If you won’t be there, the contest itself will be live streamed on Twitch on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST at this link. Or, follow us on Instagram or Twitter to check out some of the best costumes.
We have a new place for you to share images: a Google+ community.
People (some who exclusively use Google+) have asked us over the past few months if we had a way for them to share photos with us — especially when we run contests. We definitely don’t want to limit who can enter our contests. And there are a lot of people out there who use Google services to store their zillions of photos. It makes sense for us to cater to those people and open up a new Internet outpost. You asked for it, so here it is.
We’re excited about this Google Community page because it has a lot more options than our old Google Page did. In fact, we retired our previous Google Page. It was created before Google Brand or Community pages existed, and (sadly) those types of older Google pages can’t be morphed into a different kind of space. It’s a fresh start that’s only missing one thing: your beautiful photos.
Hop into the circle with us, share a photo, and introduce yourself. We’ll say hi back. Maybe more. Join us here.
Last month, we made a video that showed you how to make exceptional space silhouettes based on some simple but powerful techniques from Pixlr superuser Aldrin Gersalia. At the end of the video, we asked you to make one of these spaced-out images and share the result with us. We’ve been bowled over by the photos you’ve been sending to us, and we’ve collected a bunch of them for a special project. They’re wonderful.
If you haven’t shared your own space silhouette with us yet, we’d love to see a few more. We can’t guarantee all of the photos you share with us will be used in this upcoming Pixlr Project, but if we do use your space photo we’ll include you in the credits.
Sound interesting? Open up a batch of weekend creativity and make one for us. Once you’re done, pop in the hashtag #pixlrspace or point us to it on Twitter or Flickr or Instagram or Facebook or Pinterest or Google+ or anywhere else you see us online. (Or, just pop it into an email.) And watch this blog in the coming weeks for the final project.