A few days ago, I joined Cosplay.com, the largest online cosplay community on the web. Here I discovered that there are many profiles with pictures of people who all share a common interest and love: Cosplay! 🙂
Because it is such a large community, there are hundreds upon thousands of members in this singular community. I am still finding my way around cosplay.com, as well as this blog site, and looking to see what I can find, share, and how I can connect with others.
Things I definitely expected to find and found would be profiles of pictures of cosplays. These people have their cosplay pictures up that link to their profiles and other cosplay pictures, exactly what I’d expect to find.
The “Advertise With Us” is for companies who wish to place their adds on the pages of this community to attract customers.
The “Site Rules” link is probably the best thing relating to what our class discussed we should look into about our site communities because it can say so much about the community and what have been the set expectations for the site. These site rules were incredibly general. No harassment, respect moderators, solicitation from anyone other than who pays for ads is prohibited, and any laws broken among the site members will be dealt with via Nevada law (because the office is in LV). Forum rules follow under the same outline of the General Site Rules. Photo rules demand you be respectful, non-suggestive, PG-13, and they MUST be cosplay related, which I thought was AWESOME!
The “Legal” link took me to a separate site called “Kern Law Offices,” a law office located and dedicated to Las Vegas, Nevada. I think it is safe to assume that these are the officials who will be consulted upon illegal activity for the community.
What was really cool to find was on the home page, to the right, there was a column that had the dates of the conventions location, title, and dated for the whole month of May. These cons locations ranged from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, and Holland! I thought it was really cool that this site included so many countries in the convention line-up. What was also really cool was that under one of the U.S. flags, I found the Phoenix comicon, which will take place May 24th to 27th. 🙂
Another thing I thought I would mention was that these conventions are listed by date and location over two months from now. Why do you think that is? 🙂