photos http://wlrn.org en Some of The Best Costumes From This Weekend's Bigger-Than-Ever Florida Supercon http://wlrn.org/post/some-best-costumes-weekends-bigger-ever-florida-supercon <p class="p1">At this weekend's <a href="http://www.floridasupercon.com/" target="_blank">FLORIDA SUPERCON</a>, more comic and sci-fi fans than Miami's ever seen gathered to meet, greet, and costume play-- 'cosplay' for short.</p><p class="p1">The event at the Miami Airport Convention Center drew an estimated 20,000 fans and cosplayers from Thursday to Sunday. Attendance rose sharply from last year's crowd of 15,000.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Patience Haggin 17021 at http://wlrn.org Some of The Best Costumes From This Weekend's Bigger-Than-Ever Florida Supercon African-American Faces Of The Civil War http://wlrn.org/post/african-american-faces-civil-war The impulses to collect and to doodle have always been in Ron Coddington's blood. As a kid, it was baseball cards. As a teen, he took an interest in old flea market photos — and simultaneously became "obsessed," he says, "with learning to draw the human face."<p>That explains a lot. Coddington kicked off a career in journalism as an illustrator doing caricatures — eventually growing into the position of art director at <em>USA Today. </em>These days, he's the head of the data visualization and multimedia team at <em>The Chronicle of Higher Education</em>. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:39:00 +0000 editor 4837 at http://wlrn.org African-American Faces Of The Civil War