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EDITOR IN CHIEF Alexis Nichols PUBLISHER Frank Monahan ART DIRECTOR Meredith Hancock PHOTOGRAPHERS Harvey Branman www.harveybranman.com CREDITS ... ON THE COVER Photographer Alexis Monahan Image from The Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con Letter from the Editor Photo By Steph Girard www.stephgirardheadshots.com Hello FLiP Magazine Readers- Great news-here at FLiP Magazine we were lucky enough to send a few correspondents to cover the 2015 Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center This issue features numerous articles interviews and photos to give our readers a backstage all access pass to the world of Comic-Con including coverage of the Her Universe Fashion Show presented by Hot Topic and of course our reporting wouldnt be complete without sharing some of our favorite cosplay costumes. In case you arent familiar cosplay is an abbre- viation of costume play and involves partici- pants dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character usually a sci fi comic boo or anime character. Its great fun and one of the most pop- ular parts of Comic-Con. There are many photog- raphers who travel to the convention just to cap- ture the cosplayers in all their glory including our very own Alex Ma of Cold Blue Sky Photography coldblueskyphotography.com who documented his trip with his article Comic-Con A Photo Es- say. If you havent made the trip to Comic-Con yet after seeing our teams coverage we are sure you will start packing your bags to go And thats not all we also have other articles like How reated n on rofit rou nd ou an Too as well as a ing a reat irst Impression to teach us the importance of giving back to our communities and behaving in a way that is sure to bring us the success we deserve while our usual his and her tutorials offer insight into looking and feeling your best while a new double feature about Online Dating Tips is featured on each side of the magazine to help you find your perfect match. And we know you FLiP readers like to travel whether to San Diegos Comic-Con Paris or anywhere and weve created some tips to help you find the best travel deals in ere and en o ind e Best Travel Deals. As always if you think you might have a subject article editorial or event that could interest us please feel free to reach me at alexisnichols flipmagazine.net. I hope this latest issue inspires encourages and fulfills you as much as it does all of us here at FLiP Magazine. So what are you waiting for Flip on through the pages of FLiP Magazine Alexis Nichols FLiP Magazine Editor in Chief 4 WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETAUGUST2015