EVENT: J.M. Aucoin to judge at Boston Comic Con Parade & Costume Contest

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In some exciting non-writing news, I’ll be back at the Boston Comic Con Parade & Costume Contest at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. But this time I’ll be there as a judge instead of a contestant. They’re even adding a Kid’s category this year.

Boston Comic Con Cosplay ContestHere’s the official press release from BCC:

WHAT: Boston Comic Con, Dick’s Last Resort, Newbury Comics and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are teaming up for the third annual pre-convention Boston Comic Con Parade & Costume Contest at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  The contest is open to the public and will feature a costume parade around Quincy Market and prizes for the top three adult winners. New this year, the contest will also feature a special Kids Category.  The 2015 Boston Comic Con will be held July 31, August 1 and August 2 at Seaport World Trade Center.

Contestants of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Super Hero, comic book character, and beyond (all costumes should be family friendly.)  The contest, hosted by Cosplay Event Organizer star Pat Covey, will kick off with a “Costume Parade” around Quincy Market, beginning and ending at Dick’s Last Resort. The Parade will also feature Cosplay star and 2015 Boston Comic Con guest Bellechere. Boston Comic Con will also host its annual Costume Contest “Cosplay” during the Convention on Sunday, Aug.  2, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Seaport World Trade Center.

Judges include the winner of last year’s Parade & Costume Contest Justin Aucoin of Boston who won 1st place dressed as Edward Kenway of Assasin’s Creed and representatives from Newbury Comics, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Boston Comic Con.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and Kids Category will be awarded.  1st place winner will receive two three-day passes to Boston Comic Con. 2nd place winner will walk away with a $100 gift certificate to Dick’s Last Resort.  3rd place winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Newbury Comics.  Winner of the Kids Category will receive two one-day passes

WHEN: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
11:30 a.m.  – 1 p.m.

Contestants should RSVP through Event Brite. Registration to enter the Parade and Costume Contest will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Dick’s Last Resort. The parade will begin at 12:15 p.m. and the final winners will be announced at 12:45 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and contestants will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.  Adults and children of all ages are welcome to compete! RSVPs required only for contestants, not for spectators.

WHERE: Dick’s Last Resort
4 North Market Street
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA

So come on out in your best and favorite cosplay and be a giant nerd with me.

You can check out more of my Edward Kenway cosplay in the Costume/Cosplay section or on Deviant art.


J.M. Aucoin

Author. Fencer. Sometimes actor. Full-time nerd. I write swashbucklers & historical adventure novels.

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