Entries by jameshannon

New Episode!!! COSPLAYER HOTSPOT – EPISODE 3: ED O’CONNELL

Welcome back to the third episode of Cosplayer HotSpot – where I interview interesting cosplayers I have met since I started writing my book “Anatomy of a Cosplayer: Tales From Behind the Mask.” Some have been interviewed in the book, while others I met after publishing it – all have intriguing stories that deserve being […]

New Video! COSPLAYER HOTSPOT – EPISODE 2: JACQUELINE HANNON

Welcome back to the second episode of Cosplayer HotSpot – where I interview interesting cosplayers I have met since I started writing my book “Anatomy of a Cosplayer: Tales From Behind the Mask.” Some have been interviewed in the book, while others I met after publishing it – all have intriguing stories that deserve being […]

New Video Series Begins! Cosplayer Hotspot – Taylor Goodson of the 501st

As bonus material for my book “Anatomy of a Cosplayer: Tales From Behind the Mask”, I am creating a YouTube video series spotlighting various cosplayers with interesting lives and stories. Some have already been interviewed in my book, while others I have met AFTER publishing – All of them are fascinating subjects and I feel […]

BookCon & BookExpo 2019 Review from a self-published author’s POV

James Hannon – a self-published Cosplay Author tries to promote himself and his book at these two very different events at the same place, and learns a lot about the publishing and book reader worlds in the process. #TheBookCon #BookCon #BookCon2019 #BookCon19 #BookExpoAmerica #BookExpo #BookExpo2019 #BookExpo19 #Unbound During the last week of May and the […]

Starting a new marketing campaign! (Giveaways)

Hi everyone, After hitting #BookCon and #BookExpo last week, I learned a new respect for newsletters and a website for selling my book. I had been only sticking to the Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) methods of marketing which worked great, but in talking to some successful authors, I found that I should not ignore […]

New Year – New Cosplay – Why I made an Ace Frehley Costume

Why did Bronx author James Hannon make a cosplay of KISS member and famous Ducky Boy Ace Frehley, when he wasn’t a fan of KISS? Read on… In case you didn’t know, I premiered a new cosplay on New Years Day 2019. This new one was Ace Frehley the Spaceman from the original lineup of […]

The Richard and the Young Lions album was finally released!

It’s finally here! The FIRST Richard and the Young Lions album ever – 51 years after the band began (and 14 years after “Richard” passed away)! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it for sale on https://wickedcoolrecords.bandcamp.com/ – the long (and I mean LONG) awaited album of Richard and the Young Lions! I […]

Anatomy of a Cosplayer reviewed by Kirkus Reviews!

From: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/james-hannon/anatomy-of-a-cosplayer/ ANATOMY OF A COSPLAYER Tales from Behind the Mask by James Hannon KIRKUS REVIEW A cosplayer explores the phenomenon that has him portraying a galactic Stormtrooper and other characters. Comic book conventions these days feature parades of grown men and women dressed up as action heroes and other characters, proudly posing for photographs […]

Weird Coincidences: The Ducky Boys and Costuming.

Author James Hannon finds out that his Bronx/Ducky Boys World and his Costuming World are starting to blend together in very strange & coincidental ways.  This looks like a job for SuperGirl – who was instrumental in uncovering this string of coincidences.  Sound interesting?  Read on…… Well, so far every big project I’ve worked on […]