0252: /pax.cosplay


A collective album, on location

Cosplay is one element of the PAX gaming conference that is unavoidable.  It’s everywhere and it’s glorious.  There is so much cosplay to be seen that it’s impossible to see it all.  But what if there was way to see all the cosplayers participating at PAX?  There is using the local web.

People at PAX are posting photos they take of cosplayers to Instagram but also to localweb.is/pax.cosplay.  This isn’t a personal account like Instagram, it’s a collective space where everyone is posting their cosplay photos.  And it isn’t just photos either; people are discussing the costumes, asking questions and getting answers from the cosplayers themselves.

/pax.cosplay acts as a central hub for all things cosplay during the event.  Sure they could use Twitter for something like this, but it gets noisy so quickly.  Anyone in the world can post to a hashtag.  But in /pax.cosplay, you know the people posting are from within walking distance to you.  There are lots of places online to find cosplay photos, but the ones on /pax.cosplay are also the ones you can see in person, right now.  That is the power of the local web.

Note: PAX is not officially affiliated with the local web.  The above is just an example of what could happen when the local web launches at PAX East in April.

We are building the local web and sharing a new way to use it each day.

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Image via Anthony Chodor on Flickr