PopCultHQ Top Ten Articles for 2016

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PopCultHQ has covered a lot of topics this year in a lot of categories and we are going to give you a quick rundown on the top 10 articles overall (based on total views). You’ll find that articles and topics featuring conventions, cosplay, and comics dominated the most-viewed in 2016.

#10 – The Best Of: Deadpool Comic Book Covers!

written by Manny Popoca 02/01/16

Deadpool (2008-2012) #63 – Dave Johnson

Deadpool, The Merc with a Mouth first appeared in The New Mutants #98 cover-dated (Feb. 1991) created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist/writer Rob Liefeld. At first Deadpool was depicted as a supervillain when he made his appearance in The New Mutants and later in issues of X-Force. Over time the character has evolved into the new role of an antihero, making ‘Pool one of the hottest, most sought after comic book properties in his short but memorable history. Deadpool comics are almost impossible to find in the aftermarkets, always seemingly catching top dollar prices immediately upon release. …

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#9  – Aspen Comics Debuts DC’s “Justice League” #1 Michael Turner Exclusive Cover

written by Jason Bennett 06/23/16

Following the immediate sold out release of their DC Comics Rebirth: Batman #1 AspenStore.com variant cover, Aspen Comics is pleased to announce the second exclusive cover, DC’s Rebirth: Justice League #1, debuting for pre-order as a color variant and set (with B&W Artist Edition included) on www.AspenStore.com June 26th, 2016. This second collaboration between Aspen Comics and DC Comics will feature a never-before-seen cover by Aspen founder Michael Turner with colors by Peter Steigerwald (Dark Knight: The Last Crusade).

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#8 – The 2017 List Of Cosplay Conventions Is Here!

written by April Carvelli 11/09/16

The 2017 Convention list is here and to go with PopCultHQ’s new look, we’ve also given the list an overhaul. Just for kicks and giggles, we even included November and December 2016.

The new list is sortable and searchable and we hope you enjoy the new features. This is a continually growing list that will be updated monthly, so be sure to tune in each month to catch the latest updates.

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#7 – Daytona2050 – The “Lemon” Of Conventions? Part 1

Written by April Carvelli 1/29/16

Not everything in the Cosplay world is bright and shiny, and the convention world is not an easy one to make money in, especially now that it has gone mainstream and conventions are popping up everywhere and many of them are huge failures.

Daytona2050 was a convention that was over-planned, over-promised, and poorly run, and as a result it under-performed and the owner, Heath Jones, is making everyone else pay for his mistakes.

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#6 – The Major “Man Of Steel” Easter Egg That No One Talks About!

By Manny Popoca 5/30/15

Have I found a way to link the DC movie universe with the TV universe?!  Little known “Man of Steel” Easter Egg could be linked to new Supergirl TV series!

It all starts back in 2013 with the “Man of Steel” movie directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as General Zod.

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#5 – Rewind Con – Did It Rewind?

Written by April Carvelli 11/22/16

We had written about Rewind Con a few times. The first time was because they changed their dates, they had moved it from September 23rd to November 11th. They claimed the reason for the date change was because of a forced change of venue. Things happen, it wasn’t much of a red flag.

Then our second article came about when people started complaining that they weren’t getting the promised refunds after the date change. This is when things started getting interesting. During our investigation, we found a few details that weren’t lining up…and then day of the event…and things got worse.

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#4 – Did Anime Midwest Go Overboard On Security?

Written by April Carvelli 7/12/16

Did Anime Midwest go overboard on their security, a lot of patrons think so…we take a look at a few different perspectives.

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#3 – Geek Girl Chicago’s Controversy In The Cosplay World

Written by April Carvelli 02/10/16

There has recently been an article posted on Geek Girl Chicago by one of their writers that has caused significant controversy in the local cosplay community. Unfortunately the article is very one sided as it has been written from the perspective of the victim. There was no third party perspective and the accused was not provided an opportunity to defend themselves in the same forum. The article has already done significant damage to the reputation, hobby, and career of the accused.

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#2 – Want To Attend A Comic Convention? Here’s PopCultHQ’s Short List Schedule Of Cons

Written by Jason Bennett 4/24/15

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If you are looking to attend a con this year, or are curious as to cons relatively close, we compiled a list of the cons scheduled for 2015.  If it is of interest to you, feel free to click the event name. It will take you to the official website and have more info on the event.  Enjoy!

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#1 – Want To Attend A Convention? Here Is The Complete 2016 Con List!

Written by April Carvelli 11/25/15


Here is a compiled list that contains hundreds of cons around the world.  All 2016 cons outside of the U.S. are in Bold. With this many cons, I am sure you will find something near you.

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Yes, the #1 and #2 most popular articles are completely out of date,
so check out our 2017 list of conventions instead which already came in to the top 10 list of this year…
I REALLY look forward to seeing how things progress next year.