Independence, authority, style.
You’re that criminal with the blue box!
The only power I have is that I believe we can do better.
Were you ever offered it, the serum? If you had been, hypothetically, would you have taken it?
The world’s broken. Everyone’s just looking for someone to fix it.
Diversity and representation of minority groups are on the rise in pop-culture, though not as fast as we’d like it to be. Despite successful films such as “Black Panther” and “Get Out,” the majority of film and television are filled with more white actors than actors of color. Even roles intended for actors of color are often portrayed by white actors, much to the disappointment of the film’s potential fanbase. In spite of such low representation, however, people of minority groups are finding ways to stand up to the white-washing of Hollywood and express the change they want to see in the world; people like cosplayers Sailor Uru and Sailor Adamantium of Wakanda Moon.
A popular meme features a picture of dozens of video game cases and various gaming consoles with the text “GameStop be like ‘We can give you $1.99’” But, just as in sarcasm, there is a kernel of truth to this joke. The nationwide video game retailer GameStop is infamous for offering low trade-in value for games and consoles when gamers feel like they should be offered more, either in-store credit or cold hard cash. Despite these practices, GameStop has managed to keep its throne as the world’s largest video game retail store. However, due to the evolution of the video game industry, GameStop’s place at the top might not be as stable as it once was.
Wizard World New Orleans marks both the end and the beginning of the New Orleans Comic Con circuit. Usually taking place the first weekend of Jan., this year Jan. 3-5, 2020, Wizard World New Orleans is one of, if not the biggest, comic convention taking place in New Orleans. Every year it fills the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with shop tables, board games, fandom panels, and, one of the biggest draws, celebrities.
“The skies shattered and we are left staring across the veil between life and death,” says Ion Hazzicostas, Game Director on Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. Behind him is a large screen depicting two castles, almost mirror images of each other, one cast in blue light, the other in a bright red. In front of him is a sea of fans wearing “World of Warcraft” merchandise, some holding their phones up, recording Hazzicostas’ panel, others in costumes of their favorite characters. This is BlizzCon 2019, and Blizzard Entertainment’s annual convention where they preview all of the new games that they will be releasing over the next year, held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.