Please join us for an evening with Andrew Liptak to celebrate the release of his new book, Cosplay: A History: The Builders, Fans, and Makers Who Bring Your Favorite Stories to Life. Andrew will be in conversation with Vermont author, Katherine Arden.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In recent years, cosplay—the practice of dressing up in costume as a character—has exploded, becoming a mainstream cultural phenomenon. But what are the circumstances that made its rise possible?
Andrew Liptak—a member of the legendary 501st Legion, an international fan-based organization dedicated to the dark side of Star Wars—delves into the origins and culture of cosplay to answer this question. Cosplay: A History looks at the practice’s ever-growing fandom and conventions, its roots in 15th-century costuming, the relationship between franchises and the cosplayers they inspire, and the technology that brings even the most intricate details in these costumes to life.
Cosplay veterans and newcomers alike will find much to relish in this rich and comprehensive history.
Andrew Liptak is a writer and historian based in Vermont. He graduated from Norwich University with a master’s degree in military history and writes about history, technology, and science fiction in his newsletter Transfer Orbit. His work has appeared in Armchair General Magazine, Clarkesworld Magazine, Gizmodo, io9, Slate, The Verge, and other publications. He coedited the anthology War Stories: New Military Science Fiction, and his short fiction has appeared in Galaxy’s Edge Magazine and Curious Fictions.
Katherine Arden is the New York Times bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy and the Small Spaces quartet. She lives in Vermont.
Please note, masks are strongly encouraged but no longer required for vaccinated attendees. We can’t predict the future course of the pandemic, so Phoenix Books reserves the right to institute masking and/or vaccination rules for this event as circumstances dictate.
DATE: Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Burlington
ADMISSION: This event is free and open to the public but advance registration is requested. Please register below.
PRE-ORDERS: Can't make it to the event but still want to purchase a signed, personalized copy of Cosplay: A History? Click HERE. Copies will be available after the event on June 28th. If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready. If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.