Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Clothes make the fan: TechTV.com looks at cosplayers as a barometer of what's popular in the "geek community," and surveys Comic-Con International for this year's "hot list" -- and a glimpse into 2005:

"If two horrible prequel movies haven't been able to kill people's love of Star Wars, we don't think anything will. That puppy's here to stay for the forseeable future, even if Revenge of the Sith is a steaming pile like its predecessors. And The Lord of The Rings has been around forever in the hearts and minds of geekdom -- that ain't gonna change, tho it will probably decline a bit with the general public as the movies get further and further into the past. Either way, those two properties have a lot of history around them that are almost like armor against receding from the popular culture landscape."