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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Ithacon 46 was held at Ithaca College on April 22 and 23, featuring comic books for sale, fans, artists and cosplayers.

Comic book convention returns to Ithaca for 46th year

April 25, 2023

Since 1976, the Comic Book Club of Ithaca has been organizing Ithacon, a local comic book-centered convention. With the exception of 2020, Ithacon has been running annually for members of the Ithaca community...

RaKim Lash, former assistant director for Multicultural Affairs at the college, hosted the We Are Black Cosplay talk Feb. 23 to promote inclusion in pop culture communities.

Former faculty emphasizes inclusion in pop culture

By Mila Ventura Rodriguez, Contributing Writer March 1, 2023
RaKim 'RahK' Lash, former assistant director for Multicultural Affairs at Ithaca College, recounted his experiences building community for Black cosplayers in pop culture spaces.
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 24, Ithacon will hold its first online convention in its 45-year history. The convention will be on Zoom and will host 39 events.

Ithacon brings its fandom traditions to the virtual universe

By Elijah de Castro, Staff Writer April 21, 2021
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 24, Ithacon will hold its first online convention in its 45-year history. The convention will be on Zoom and will host 39 events.
Ithaca College sophomore Brooke Bernhardt cosplays as the character Lup from the Adventure Zone. Last year, Bernhardt attended Wizarding Weekend and competed in the annual cosplay competition at the event.

Wizarding Weekend fosters rich costuming culture

By Arleigh Rodgers October 23, 2019

In the lounge of Terrace 12, Ithaca College sophomore Brooke Bernhardt brushes strands of a cascading platinum blonde wig with a small hairbrush. She runs her fingers through its locks between strokes...

From left, sophomore Julia Salvatore and Edd Schneider hold their name plates at San Diego Comic-Con in California. Salvatores panel focused on head injuries in comic books.

Students discover niche research opportunities at Comic-Con

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer August 28, 2019

In July, an estimated over 130,000 people attended San Diego Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center. This convention, the largest comic convention in the world, offers many activities, and the...

Sophomore Elizabeth Tallman cosplays as the Overwatch character Mercy. Tallman has cosplayed as Mercy six times, each time with a new pair of handmade wings.

IC students bring complex character costumes to life

By Kara Bowen, Life and Culture Editor September 5, 2018
“The thing about cosplay is that as long as you are enjoying yourself, you can do whatever,” Tallman said.
Comic book fans of all ages wander around the Emerson Suites at last years Ithacon. The 2017 convention on March 25–26 will feature sketch workshops, cosplay contests and childrens activities.

Ithacans assemble: Comic fans unite on campus for Ithacon 42

By Silas White, Staff Writer March 22, 2017
Bill Turner, the founder of Ithacon, said his vision of the convention has always been for it to be accessible and to serve the fans.
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