This Mother’s Day, May 8th, All Geeks has an unofficial Dragcon after-party at Akbar. All Geeks is an all-inclusive cosplay variety show that was started by Adam Guerino in Chicago. Fox E. Kim, the cosplay queen, will be hosting the event, and we got to talk to her about what to expect.
All Geeks May 8th at Akbar
4356 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Welcome Fox E! So, who should we be excited to see at the event?
Me, of course! No, but really, my Khaleesi performance is one of my favorites. It takes you on a really cool journey, and you definitely get to know how I interpret her character.
There are probably going to be a lot of other after parties for Dragcon, what makes this event different than any other event out there?
The sheer dedication we all put into our cosplay. Knowing the background material really affects how your characters come out. It’s obvious to me when someone doesn’t ‘get it’ and dresses up as a character because they like the aesthetic. That’s a totally fine approach to cosplay, but not how I handle it.
What were some of the hardest parts of setting this up?
Realizing that I need to foster good relationships with people in other cities. It’s easy to get comfortable in your own little bubble with your own network of friends. Being in LA pushes me to reach out to people and make new connections.
For aspiring drag queens, what kind of advice can you give them?
Be you unapologetically and don’t be afraid to try something new. The best advice I was given was to not hold back. It shows in your art, your performance. People can tell when you aren’t giving it your all. I remember the first time I stopped holding back, and it was the best performance of my life. I got on stage (as Seven of Nine) and saw my friend (who gave me that advice) in the back give me a thumbs up. I let go and nailed it.
What other upcoming events are you going to be having?
I’m co-producing a Final Fantasy themed show with Adam Guerino on May 20th in Chicago. The response we’ve gotten for it is already super energetic, and I’m hoping to build on it from there. There’s so much material to draw from (they’re 16+ games in the series with 5-10 characters in each game), and I can see everyone’s creative wheels turning.
Anything you would like to say to your fans?
Keep being weird because the nerds are going to take over some day.