(Image: Landon Grissom)
I went on location to the Riverside Ranger SoCal Cosplay Gathering meetup in Riverside at Fairmount Park. Upon arriving we stumbled upon a Group known in the East Los Angeles area known as We The Geeks of East LA, a group who make Power Ranger Fan Films and other nerdy ventures.
As they were just wrapping up their anti bullying video, I asked the founder of the group, Carlos Danny Castellanos, why he makes these videos.
I do it for fun, not only to put myself out there as a actor. But also to send a message: To be anti-bullying or find self confidence in themselves. Some people would say to me "I wish i could do what you do" and all I try to do is tell them you can. Everything you need is on the web. I point to the direction and they take it from there.
As for the event it was quite a turnout. Hosted by The Riverside Ranger, Eduardo Silva, lots of cosplayers showed up along with kids who were suited to take pictures and have a fun, chill day at the park.
Check out some images below:
(Images: Pablo Escobar)
I would definitely try to make it to the next event.
Just be sure, if you're wearing a ranger suit, to have a backpack and pack your personal belongings in it to ensure you don't lock your keys in your car by mistake.
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