German Comic Con Dortmund 2017 [My 1st!]

*EDIT* Added another video…

 

As promised, I wanna share my impressions from my first comic con in Dortmund yesterday.

As I understand it we didn’t have comic cons in germany before 2015. And now we have the “german comic con” in 4 different cities throughout the year.

In addition there is the “comic con germany” that is just once a year.

As I heard it was very crowded on saturday. Last year they used 4 big halls, and the folks had enough space. This year they put the con in just 2 big halls…

Well, I was there on sunday. It was crowded, but not on a really annoying scale.

I was hoping to see some Catwomen, Batgirls and other masked, female heroines and villainesses.

There were lots of lots of women/girls that did cosplays from japanese mangas… and lots of Harley Quinn’s. And there were a lot of female cosplayers that “did” Star Wars and Game of Thrones.

But regarding masked women from DC or Marvel… well I saw/noticed one Black Cat, two Batgirls, three Catwomen, one Spider-girl (unmasked) and some masked assassin from the Court of owls. I hoped for more… and no Batwoman, no Canary, no masked Spier-girl/Gwen, no Spoiler.  Of course I was only there on one day and of course you can’t see every cosplayer.

I definitely need to improve on my handling of my photo camera and the “photographer” skills. But I will learn from that experience.

From the material I have I edited around 10 really short clips into one short video.

But let’s start with some pictures (nearly all masked women are in the video) :

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And here comes MY self-filmed video:

In the video you should find 3 Catwomen and one Batgirl (my favorite cosplay that day).

And if you look closely, you will find a second batgirl, without cowl (not facing the camera)

*EDIT* You can see that Batgirl and more great cosplays in this official video at around 0:40:

 

Well, actually these were my first Batgirl/Catwomen that I saw in “real” life. And that was a pretty great experience. I will try to attend more comic cons in the future. And I’m pretty sure that then I can present better picture/video material. It would be great if there was a con just for DC and Marvel.

But -after all- it was a promising start…

Thanks to all the cosplayers! Great Job!

Feel free to comment!

Did you visited comic cons in the past? What are your experiences?

 

German comic con Dortmund and other news

[2nd post today]

Some news to report:

I will be attending the german comic con in Dortmund next week (december 10th). I am really looking forward to it! Never been to one, and comic cons in germany are still a pretty “new” thing. I hope to see some well-made cosplays. Especially from masked heroines like Batgirl, Batwoman, Catwoman, Spider-girl, Spider-gwen and so on. I will take my little amateur camera with me and take some pictures and videos.

I guess you all will love to hear that I will disable all Infolink ADs in this month. Even with the solid, stable visitor count the revenue is getting too low lately. And the site will look better without the ADs.

And now to the Amazon-links/banners. I know how many visitors visit my two blogs and I know that around 50% are from the USA, Great Britain and Germany.

But nearly no one uses the amazon-links on this site! Wanna know how much the US and german amazon links made last month?

0,0 / Nothing / Nada / überhaupt gar nichts

(UK links around 1-2 Pounds)

Well, that is really…. annoying. I know that many people shop at amazon. So, if you like this blog and visit it every once in a while…why don’t use these links if you wanna shop at amazon in the USA, UK or germany? If you use the link from the banner as a bookmark, you would only need to invest some seconds once and help me out at the same time.

Wanted! Black Scorpion, Queen of Swords, Birds of Prey ……in HD quality!

(2nd post for today)

A little repost I did on Behind the mask:

 

In my opinion these three are the most important TV-shows when it comes to women in masks. All from my “Hall of Fame” on this blog.
The problem is, none of these seems to be available in HD.
In germany, only Birds of Prey is available on DVD! Black Scorpion (the TV show) and I think Queen of swords too were never even shown on TV here…
I bought Black Scorpion from amazon.com and Queen of Swords from amazon.fr. And you can find…other sources to these shows more or less easy, but all at best in DVD quality.
Many many “old” movies and TV shows are available on HD now. They were shown on HD TV, so folks were able to Record/rip it, or Blu-Rays were released.
Does anyone know a source where to get any of these shows in HD quality (720p or better)?
From time to time I check the different amazon sites and other ….sources, but nothing so far.
I would love to see them in a picture quality these shows deserve!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Just comment this post…
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Behind the Mask

The Birds of Prey TV-show in Dreamwatch magazine

I’m a big fan of the Birds of Prey TV-show. Why? Well, not because the show itself, that was ok, but not really good.

It was 99% because of the batgirl episode they made. Dina Meyer in that costume….WOW! That was (is) something!

Until now it is my favorite hero-costume (in TV/cinema). It just looks awesome… Her mask isn’t bad but would have needed some improvements for my taste.

A chin strap and a little more mask material.

Now we have the new Batgirl movie coming up….I hope they will make a similar costume 🙂

A few months back I found that magazine cover and decided to get a copy of it. It wasn’t easy to get that issue but I found it in the UK.

This morning I thought that some of you would like to see the pictures and the text regarding Birds of Prey. So here they are! Enjoy!

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Well, I guess their predication that the show will be a big success….. failed a little 😉

Your opinion?

Batgirl movie (Joss Whedon) – #1

Well, I guess you may have heard already that Joss Whedon will direct an official DC movie with Batgirl in the main role.

For me that news hit me like a hammer. GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! Since ages I had hoped they would make such a movie…and then I read the news. I couldn’t believe it at first.

Ok, that movie won’t come out this year or next year. Perhaps 2019? But no matter when it will hit the screens…I am SO excited about it!

The last time I was so excited about a future movie was as TDKR was in planning and it was announced that Catwoman would be in it. I read every preview, watched every trailer a dozen times, tried to get as many pictures as possible. And Catwoman only had a small role in that movie. Her suit was great, but her mask was…pretty terrible. She did not have a secret identity at all, nearly everybody knew who was behind the mask. No unmasking action at all 🙁 .

That was really annoying for me! After all the anticipation I was a little disappointed at first after I left the movie theater.

However, despite all these facts, I love that movie and I love Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.

And now there will be a Batgirl movie 🙂

Batgirl was always my favorite heroine. And she will have the main part in that movie!!! I can’t imagine right now, how much more excited I will be when more facts to this movie will be released.

  • Who will be under that mask? Who will play this role and will (most certainly) become a legend for me?
  • How will the costume look? What about the mask?
  • What will the story?
  • Which villains will be in it? May be Catwoman? Or other hot villainesses?
  • Will they include other female heroine in it? Like Spoiler? Or the Huntress?

This movie has big potential to become my ultimate “hall of fame”-movie. I guess I will get some serious (heart-)problems when the first trailer is released…. 🙂

It seems like Whedon will take the Barbara Gordon-Batgirl version from the “New 52” Storyline. Great news! I want a serious batgirl movie and not that damn new “helmet”-batgirl version from the new comic run (that sucks btw.!).

Regarding the costume:

Let’s see how this epic movie will develop throughout the next months/years. I can’t wait for more news!

Bring it on Whedon!

Your opinion on this?

 

 

Superhero tv-shows and their problem with masked women

[2nd post for today]

Time for some rant! I saw episode 3 of the new arrow season and I was disappointed. Than I saw the preview for episode 4 of the new flash season and I was disapointed (again)… not that the episode or the preview sucked, no, that wasn’t the problem.

[minor SPOILERS ahead]

But this is:

Damn it!

The flash has a real mask, a rubber cowl that provide some real cover and hides his identity quite well. And it can provide a great unmasking (which it did already)! An unmasking were you NOT just pull off the mask with two fingers. For this mask you need to rip it, to tear it. His mask is even connected to his suit. It’s a great design!

But as always in the new tv-shows flash and arrow, the women doesn’t get such a mask. No!

The canary, the huntress, the black canary, and all the other masked woman (except ravager) wear eye masks. And catwoman in TDKR too 🙁 .

The 2 canaries had at least “big” versions  that hide some parts of the face. And the (first) canary wore a wig in addition. That was a nice combination to hide her secret.

But why do you put on such a mask as the new girl from “team green arrow”? (left picture) It’s moronic!!!

I guess it’s the old: “She’s a pretty girl, let’s present her face and give her a mask that hides NOTHING!” – idea from the producers. If you love women with masks and their unmaskings…it is so frustrating!!!

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Well, I love these shows and the fact that they are quite a lot of masked women in it lately. But it would be so much better with some real masks!

Because such tiny eye masks….what are they for? They hide noting, provide no safety at all and are not sexy.

But enough from me, what’s your opinion on this?

Amazon-links

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That would be an additional motivation to keep this blog running…

Nightshadow – Kickstarter project (with a masked vigilante)

“A vigilante must stop forces beyond anything she has ever known while on a search to uncover the truth about her past. ”

Sounds good to me 🙂

Well, this is a kickstarter project that I would like to support by showing it here on my little blog. On their

kickstarter homepeage

you can read about the concept and watch a lot of videos regarding the project.

The masked vigilante will look somehow like this:

nightshadow

Promising!

Well check out the kickstarter site and feel free to support the project. I would love to see the result, and right now the campaign has raised about 23.000$ of the 30.000$ they need.

8 days to go!