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Talking Manga: An Interview with British Museum curator Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

Holly Rose Swinyard, editor of The Cosplay Journal, recently sat down with Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, curator of the British Museum’s Manga Exhibition, which runs until 26th August 2019, and has kindly shared part of their interview with downthetubes as a taster for the whole feature in the next edition of the magazine… The Cosplay Journal:Continue reading Talking Manga: An Interview with British Museum curator Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

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Social Issues in Cosplay: Racism

Holly Rose Swinyard, editor of The Cosplay Journal, examines an unpleasant aspect of the cosplay scene – and what can be done to tackle racism in the community… With thanks for contributions from cosplayers Andrien Gbinigie and Isa. Racism is probably one of the biggest issues in the cosplay community. You’d think with a community thatContinue reading Social Issues in Cosplay: Racism

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In Review: Wales Comic Con 2018

Wales Comic Con was a show that many of my friends, acquaintances and general interesting bods have been to over the last few years – and all of them have sung its praises, encouraging me to go along and try it out for myself. This year, I finally managed to get the opportunity and headedContinue reading In Review: Wales Comic Con 2018

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Sneak Peek: The Cosplay Journal Volume Two

With the success of the first volume, The Cosplay Journal team are back with their second edition, bringing even more of the amazing life of cosplay into focus. The Cosplay Journal , published by Markosia and edited by Holly Rose Swinyard, is a coffee table periodical focusing on the Diversity and Craft of cosplay. “We wantContinue reading Sneak Peek: The Cosplay Journal Volume Two

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Making a Difference: Special Effect – The Gamers’ Charity

Holly Rose Swinyard explores the life-changing work of the Oxford-based Special Effect – The Gamers’ Charity, who put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games. By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, they’re finding a way for people to play to theContinue reading Making a Difference: Special Effect – The Gamers’ Charity