Cosplay— the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game—has a long history within science fiction and fantasy fandom. In recent years, it’s become a mainstream phenomenon. In this First Wednesdays event from December 7, 2022 at the Manchester Community Library, Andrew Liptak, author of Cosplay: A History, describes how cosplay has evolved from a niche activity of convention-goers in the mid-20th century to wide popularity today.
About Andrew Liptak
Andrew Liptak is a writer and historian from Vermont who has worked as a journalist for more than a decade. His work has appeared in places such as Clarkesworld Magazine, Gizmodo, Kirkus Reviews, Lifehacker, Slate, The Verge, and other publications.
Thank you to Greater Northern Access Television for recording this event.