Courtesy of the San Francisco Anime & Cosplay Festival


I’m at Joann Fabrics in Colma, looking for fabric and materials with my friend Kasey. We’re searching for the right materials to make our costumes.       

I’m a cosplayer. That means I dress up on more days than just Halloween. Typically, we’d choose a character from a video game or TV show we like. I really enjoy becoming someone that isn’t myself, usually a character from a series that I have an emotional connection to.

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures/cropped from original size

Zoe Elton, Director of Programming for the Mill Valley Film Festival reviews "Arrival" starring Amy Adams.

  Another Hole in the Head is the most popular indie horror and sci-fi film fest in San Francisco and it is marking its tenth year this month by expanding its usual two-week run to three with more locations, more movies, and more local filmmakers. George Kaskanlian spoke with KALW’s Ashleyanne Krigbaum about what creeps you’re in for this year.

Step inside Berkeley's Dark Carnival of books

Aug 13, 2013

Berkeley’s Dark Carnival Book Store is hidden on a small commercial strip on Claremont Avenue. Inside it’s a sci-fi and fantasy lover’s dream. The owner for 37 years, Jack Rems, guesses that the store houses 25,000 books, lining the walls, staircases, and floor of the small store. KALW’s Dora Finklestein stopped by Dark Carnival and got a tour.