One of the best parts about the “I’m the Art Show, Deal With It” event was the way that it almost seamlessly melded some important core values of the cosplay/convention culture with the gallery/art show scene. The ensuing combination really allowed fans to both express their appreciation and love for the fandom, as well as appreciate the love from fellow fans. These cosplayers (and artists!) did a fantastic job at the art show and it was great to meet them and connect through fandom!