WonderCon Anaheim 2015- The Women of WonderCon

By Nolan P. Smith (Anaheim)– With WonderCon having been a huge success once again, it’s time to look back at the amazement we witnessed firsthand. So, first off, let’s take a look at the Women of WonderCon 2015! Pastrami Nation’s Nolan, Jason, Puppetmaster Jason, and DimSumHottie were all in attendance to see what the Comic…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2015: Let the Coverage Begin!

By Nolan P. Smith (Anaheim)– WonderCon 2015 is drawing to its close, but the pictures are just beginning to roll in! The Pastrami Nation crew attended the massive comic convention this weekend in Anaheim, and what we witnessed can only be explained as a fanboy’s dream come true. Comic books, action figures, high end collectibles,…Read moreRead more

Cosplay Dreams 3D, World's First 3D Film About "Costume Play" to Host Two Panels and 3D Screening at WonderCon

By Staff Reports The documentary film Cosplay Dreams 3D, which examines the fascinating and highly visual world of costume play, will host back-to-back panel discussions, an interactive 3D exhibit, and a theatrical screening in 3D during the WonderCon convention Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Cosplay is short for…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2015 Descends on Anaheim this Weekend

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—Fans of comic books, movies, television series, cosplay and more will all be gathering in Southern California this weekend as WonderCon Anaheim once again invades the Anaheim Convention Center on April 3rd– 5th. In 2014, WonderCon brought in nearly 60,000 attendees to the Orange County area, bringing vendors, comic book…Read moreRead more

2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2014: The Cosplay of Comic Con 2014!

By Nolan P. Smith All photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith To go with our “Women of Comic Con 2014” posts, here is a look at some of the coolest cosplayers we came across at the San Diego Comic Con this year! Check out all the pics after the jump!

SDCC 2014- The Women of Comic Con 2014

By Nolan P. Smith All Photos by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith Even though the San Diego Comic Con has came and went, that doesn’t mean the photos have to stop. Pastrami Nation would like to proudly share with everyone our gallery of the Women of Comic Con 2014! Take a look, comment…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2014- More from the Con of all Cons

By Nolan P. Smith (San Diego)– Well, that’s a wrap, as the San Diego Comic Con came to a close yesterday. But the coverage is just getting started! We have TONS of pics and video of the con: from cosplay, booths, products, exclusives, celebrities and more! Here’s just a few pics from the hundreds we…Read moreRead more

Myx TV Makes a “Call to Cosplay”

By Staff Reports (Los Angeles)— Myx TV, the only English-language multicultural Asian American entertainment network in the United States, will premiere its newest original reality series, “Call to Cosplay,” on June 30, 2014 at 8/7c. Cosplay, a term meaning ‘costume play’ is a popular subculture where participants dress-up and role play various characters from anime,…Read moreRead more

Custom Gears of War Helmet Giveaway from Pastrami Nation!!!

Pastrami Nation is giving away this full size, unpainted, Fiberglassed, wearable Ben Carmine helmet from Gears of War by Pastrami Nation’s own Jason R. Smith! Just like us on Facebook and stop by www.pastramination.com and leave a comment. As soon as we get to 500 likes on Facebook it will be given away! So click,…Read moreRead more

The Women of WonderCon 2014

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Jason T. Smith (Anaheim)– WonderCon is now just a memory, but it is a pretty great memory! As with every con, cosplay is always a huge factor of it. So, with that said, we bring to you the Women of WonderCon 2014!  

The Amazement of WonderCon 2014

By Nolan P. Smith Photographs by Jason T. Smith (Victor Valley)—This past weekend, the Anaheim Convention Center became the hub for super heroes, zombies, villains, monsters, fans and more as WonderCon once again rolled into Southern California.   The pop culture convention is known for its extraordinary cosplayers and magnet for anything in the pop…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2014: The Masses, The Exclusives, The Photos

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Anaheim)- WonderCon day one is now just a memory, and what a memory it is! WonderCon, one of the premiere comic book conventions in the United States, took over the Anaheim Convention Center Friday, and will continue to all the way through Sunday. Everything from comic books, video games,…Read moreRead more

Titanfall Pepakura Helmet Giveaway!

Pastrami Nation will be giving away a kit to build your very own full size pepakura Titanfall pilot helmet like the one seen here! All you have to do is comment on this post and next week on Tuesday we will randomly pick a winner! Good luck!

The Art of Pepakura

By Jason R. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victorville)– Ever since people began to dress up and take on the role of someone else, there has been cosplay! As kids, we took towels and wore them as capes, proclaiming to be Superman or strapped on revolvers and played the role of a cowboy. Well, these days cosplay…Read moreRead more

Comikaze Expo 2013- The Women of Comikaze

By Jason T. Smith Pictures by Jason T. Smith and Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Los Angeles)– What makes a great convention? People dressing up as your favorite super heroes, theatrical heroes, villains, and more. Take a look at some of the beauties walking the convention floor, and make sure to attend next year!  

Comikaze 2013 Wows Fans, Delivers Big Time

By Nolan P. Smith Photographs by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Pastrami Nation (Los Angeles)– Last weekend’s Comikaze Expo once again took over the Staples Center in Los Angeles, bringing together zombies, movie stars, super heroes and fans alike in celebration of what makes pop culture pop. The event, a fairly new convention…Read moreRead more

Journey Into Mystery: A Cosplayer’s Comic Con Adventure

By Nolan Patrick Smith Pastrami Nation (San Diego)— With the San Diego Comic Con now behind us, it’s that time to look back at the plethora of pictures from the pop culture event of the year. Many of those pictures probably feature some of the amazing cosplay attendees with their elaborate costumes that make the…Read moreRead more

San Diego Comic Con Brought News, Legends, and Tons of Cosplayers by the Troves

By Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation (San Diego)— This past week was the mother of all conventions, and it all took place in sunny San Diego. Comic Con International, also known as the San Diego Comic Con, once again took over not only the San Diego Convention Center, but much of the historic Gaslamp District as…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2013: More Cosplay From the Con Floor

It’s not over yet! Check out some more amazing cosplayers from the San Diego Comic Con!  

SDCC 2013: Cosplay From The Last Day of Con

It’s over!But not yet. Comic Con might be over, but the pictures, the news and the excitement are just starting up! Check out some great, and some strange, cosplayers from the last day of con, and make sure to check back for more right here at Pastrami Nation!

SDCC 2013: Saturday Cosplay at it’s Finest!

Ready for more? Saturday brought about some amazing costumes and people at the San Diego Comic Con: from Poison Ivy, looking lovely as ever, a female Bane, DeadPool-Maus, to the Doctor and his TARDIS! The Doctor was spot on, and the young lady TARDIS lit up and even had the “insides” of the TARDIS! Plus,…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2013: Friday Cosplay Brings Us World Eaters, Teen Wolves and the Aquaman Duo!

By Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Friday’s gone… With Friday coming to a close, you know we had to bring you more cosplay goodness from the convention floor at the San Diego Comic Con! This time we got more beautiful ladies, an odd wolf, the big guy of the Marvel U, and what might possibly…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2013: Cosplay From The Convention Floor

By Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation All Photographs by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith-Pastrami Nation Day one is in the record books! The first official day of the San Diego Comic Con is over, and it did not disappoint! One of the main reasons people look to the con is for the high…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo Announces Record Attendance For AX 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 11th, 2013 – Anime Expo celebrated its twenty-second year with a record 61,000 unique attendees, and turnstile attendance of over 161,000 for the annual Japanese pop culture convention, held July 4th – 7th, 2013 in Los Angeles. This year’s highlights included a packed show at Club Nokia for the legendary Japanese…Read moreRead more

WonderCon 2013- Women, Heroes, and Oblivion

(Photographs by Jason T. Smith-Pastrami Nation) By Nolan Patrick Smith-Pastrami Nation (Anaheim) On Easter weekend, superheroes, zombies, G.I Joes and more invaded the Anaheim Convention Center for WonderCon 2013, leaving fun to be had all weekend. This is the second year that WonderCon has come to Southern California, as they normally hold their event in…Read moreRead more

WonderCon is Here! Who’s going?

WonderCon! WonderCon has invaded Southern California this weekend, the Anaheim Convention Center to be specific. Pastrami Nation will be there to cover the event: look for pictures, news, and more as we head to the Anaheim!

WonderCon 2013 is Coming to Anaheim This Weekend!

By Jason T. Smith-Pastrami Nation (Anaheim) This weekend, superheroes, actors, comic book creators, and more invade Anaheim as WonderCon returns to the city once again. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center beginning March 29th and spanning over the entire Easter Weekend, WonderCon is a comic book/pop culture convention from Comic Con International, the same company…Read moreRead more

Pop Culture Awesomeness At Spirit Halloween!

Yes, the time is here once again! With Halloween comes the chance to be someone or something else for the day… so why not be something from the pop culture we all know and love! Spirit Halloween, who has stores across the nation, has TONS of new costumes this year: video games, comic book heroes,…Read moreRead more

SDCC 2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers

(All pictures were taken by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith-Pastrami Nation) T-U-R-T-L-E Power meets Morphin time! The heroes in a half shell and the Power Rangers were big at SDCC: from their presences at the Nickelodeon booth, to the free IDW TMNT comic that was being handed out, to the cart in the…Read moreRead more