Finally back in print after selling out its 2,500 copy 2002 print run, this is a new printing of the original ModCon book in its original form. This book contains photos from the first three ModCon conventions, as well as many more photos of heavy body modification, plus interviews and commentary on the subject. Some of the book is dated at this point, and I fought the urge to update it, but I feel it stands as an important marker of a wonderful time in this subculture’s history. It has however been reformatted as a 6″x9″ hardcover (a much nicer format for a book in my opinion), and expanded to 200 pages with new photos from the ModCon events.
Below are some of the pages from the hardcover book (click here to see some from the softcover). Click here to see photos of the softcover book and comparisons to the first edition so you can judge the print quality. The hardcover actually looks much better as every photo has been corrected and re-leveled but I don’t have a copy myself yet — I will post it when I do!
The book is available both as the new edition, and as a fairly direct reprint of the original.
Note: The book is out of print again due to Lulu’s printer being unwilling to print the content… So only the PDF download is available. Please, if anyone knows of an on-demand printer willing to tackle this material, let me know!!!
Sorry it’s expensive, but doing 200 pages of on-demand printing isn’t cheap… If any publishers are reading this and feel like doing a reprint, please email me.
Finally, if you’d like to see more before buying a copy, or you can’t buy one, here’s a link to a free PDF copy (lower quality images): ModConBook.pdf. If you enjoy the PDF, please do buy a copy of the book as it’s much higher quality and of course doing so supports new projects.