Hi! I just wanted to make another quick post to announce that Mechademia issue 5 is out, and featuring an article I co-wrote with Christopher Bolton (at Williams College) that is a primer of on the myriad practitioners, forms and uses of costuming & photography in fan communities and fine art. It's a great article with a good number of glossy full-color plates. The only caveat I have is that we somehow missed the fantastic German art photographer Oliver Sieber's extensive work with cosplay fans. Next time, Oliver, I promise!
Buy it here! http://www.amazon.com/Mechademia-5-Fanthropologies-Frenchy-Lunning/dp/081667387X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1290111627&sr=8-1