Ladies and Gents I am going to just dive right into this post! I met this hip chick years ago via the dance-floor of a local 80’s club…presenting…
As her name suggests, DJ Spider has been spinning a variety of formats for the last 20 years and while her primary style is goth/industrial, she adds healthy doses of 80s, 90s, dance, EDM and electro to the mix. She has been described (and I can attest to) “vibrant”, “surprising”, “kick-ass” and “Omigod, is she really that tall?”
On top of moving the masses with sweet beats, DJ Spider, is an avid costumer and self proclaimed geek. She has been costuming for over 10 years but (much to my excitement) her choices are usually off the beaten path. DJ Spider grew up with the comics of the 80s and 90s (plenty of subject matter) and likes to dig deep and recreate costumes that are rarely seen or even ignored completely because of “retro-awfulness”. She has cosplayed over 40 comic book characters over the years. These include Zatanna, Dazzler, Rogue, Big Barda and Wonder Woman and the list keeps growing. She is even one of the admins for http://www.TheSuperheroCostumingForum.com!
DJ Spider often combines her Dijing and cosplay with convention attendance, much like her upcoming time at DragonCon. She took time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions…
CC: How long have you been a performer at DragonCon?
DJS:My first gig was back in 2005, and since then I’ve DJ’d events for them in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and now again in 2014. I’m really fortunate to have such a great ConFamily!
CC: What makes you choose this particular convention?
DJS:DragonCon was the first convention I ever attended, back in 2003, and I walked around absolutely google-eyed, and feeling like I had found “home”. I can’t imagine not being there now! They work so hard keep bringing new options to the attendees, create exciting events and panels, and up their game when they can, but still keep the fans in mind.
CC: What are your favorite things about DragonCon?
DJS: It’s the total immersion into geekery and nerdom. The con runs almost 24 hours, and exists among a network of hotels, so there’s always something to see or do. I adore the costumes and creativity, the passion people have for their fandoms, and the fun the guests almost always seem to have. Plus the way Atlanta embraces it, which is so evident at the turnout for the Saturday parade! But mostly, it’s my friends, many of whom I wait all year to see in person. I never would have become part of the SCF (the Superhero Costuming Forum) without having met cosplayers at DragonCon, and they have become some of the dearest people to my heart.
CC: Where can we find you at the convention?
DJS: I’ll be running around in costume all weekend! But I’ll also be DJing at DragonCon’s Night at the Georgia Aquarium on Saturday night from 7-11p, and then jumping right over to the Hyatt to DJ for the DragonCon Burlesque Glamour Geek Review at midnight. You can also find me at almost all of the SCF meet-n-greets, as well as the large Marvel and DC Universe shoots. And if you see me, say hi!
Don’t you just adore her! Please make it out to one of her DragonCon gigs if you can. Your dancing shoes with thank you!
You can also find DJ Spider at…
DJ Spider (Music)
DJ Spider (Cosplay and Costuming)
DJ Spider’s Podcast
DJ Spider’s Pix
DJ Spider’s Tumbler
DJ Spider’s Pins
DJ Spider’s InstagRandoms
THANK YOU DJ Spider for taking the time to answer my questions and providing photos of the post! I’m looking forward to seeing you again!