NWNERD Podcast did a special series about the ins and outs of Rencon. Check them all out below.

The Renton City Comic Con has grown its annual event over the past three years to become a Northwest geek attraction. Organizers have innovated cosplay contests, geek awards, and much more.

Yet, organizers say there is a lack of support among some community leaders. Local politics, funding, and "Footloose" all come into play as RenCon attempts to throw its 2018 comic con. NW NERD dives into what it takes to organize a convention, and RenCon's story.

 

NW NERD (Nick Jarin and Dyer Oxley) talk with RenCon founder Emilio Morales, Tashia Ortiz, and Justin Hunt who each have a role in organizing Renton City Comic Con. They discuss what it takes, and what they've learned putting together this comic convention.

 

What does it take to compete in a cosplay contest? What do judges and contestants consider? Expert cosplayers provide some tips and advice on cosplay contests.

Renton City Comic Con, aka RenCon, has focused on the Northwest cosplay scene as one of its main attractions. Founders and cosplayers discuss what is behind this approach and explain why cosplay is important to them.

Featuring: Pixie Bomber CosplayBH CosplayLoratail Cosplay, and Brian Morris with Zak Labs.

 

While most people are aware of Renton City Comic Con for two days in September, it's a year-round commitment for the RenCon community of volunteers and organizers. This group can appear more like a Rotary Club than a comic con with litter patrols, parades, charities, and other civic engagement -- in cosplay of course. Founders and locals discus this nerd fraternity and its goal of becoming the region's "community con.”  

NW NERD gathers a panel of cosplayers and convention organizers to discuss issues surrounding a recent incident in Pasco, Wash. It evokes conversations about what is appropriate with cosplay. Where is the line between family-friendly, and the provocative costumes we emulate?

Controversy erupted in February at RadCon – a convention in the Tri-Cities – when organizers changed dress codes and cosplay rules. Things got worse when one organizer recommended on Facebook that cosplayers not dress like "prostitutes.” RadCon's Eric Colbert explains what happened behind the scenes, what organizers learned, and clarifies why they were messing with the cosplay rules in the first place.

Jerikandra Cosplay, Babs Cosplay, and Brian Morris (a cosplayer himself) with Renton City Comicon discuss the cosplay scene, and how cosplayers navigate conventions.