10:20am-11:20am - Castaway room (1st floor, off the lobby.)
Introduction to Foam Cosplay Armor
Presented by: Kati Coe Cosplay. EVA and craft foam. This lightweight and inexpensive material is a perfect resource for the beginning cosplayer! In this introductory level panel, learn the steps to creating your own cosplay armor as we
discuss patterns, sealing, strapping and more.
11:40am-12:40pm - Castaway room (1st floor, off the lobby.)
Cosplay is for Everyone!
Cosplay is for Everyone! Come join Carter Cosplay for the panel “Cosplay is for Everyone!” Cosplay does not discriminate in any way, shape or form. No matter what your race, gender, weight, height, etc - cosplay is for everyone. Everyone can cosplay as long as the passion is there and you want to cosplay. No matter what skill level you are from creating your own costumes to buying costumes, you are still and can be a cosplayer. If you can dream it, you can be it!
1:00pm-2:00pm - Castaway room (1st floor, off the lobby.)
Corsets & Cosplay
Presented by The Gothic Anachronist featuring exhibitor Corsets & Cogs, Corsets & Cosplay is your guide to using corsets to your best advantage in a cosplay! Whether it's incorporating it into a steampunk gown or hiding it under a jumpsuit for that tiny comic book waist, this panel will teach you how to get the best out of your cosplay by going over topics like waist training myths and facts, corset DIY's, the best places to buy a corset, and more!
1:15pm-2:15pm - Sunrise Ballroom (1st floor, just past the elevators and to your right.)
Or So The Story Goes
"Or So the Story Goes" is an award winning horror web series that utilizes kids & teens in not only the cast, but also the crew and soundtrack. Each season brings to life a classic children's tale with a dark, modern twist. This season- a teen slasher based on "Rumpelstiltskin." Preview the series and discuss building a web series with members of the cast and crew, concluding in a game of fairy tale trivia (with prizes)!
Panelists: Theresa Labreglio (Director/Writer/Producer), Melissa Malone (Writer/Producer/Cast), Bryan Civitarese (Writer/Cast), Diann Gogerty (Cast), Frank Filiatrault (Cast) www.orsothestorygoes.com
2:20pm-3:20pm - Castaway room (1st floor, off the lobby.)
CSI Gotham City
Why should have the Punisher (Netflix) gotten an acquittal? Why is TV's Barry Allen not a real CSI? Find out this and much more with this hands on and informative panel. Celebrated author, editor, and real life crime scene supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department Crime Laboratory John French will walk attendees through a crime scene. John will share how fingerprints, DNA, ammunition components, and more are gathered at a crime scene, and how those clues are used to solve real cases.
3:40pm-4:30pm - Castaway room (1st floor, off the lobby.)
Be Your Own Superhero!
Presented by Visionary Comics. We may not live in a world where people fly or lift cars, but we can all discover our own super-powers and be a real super-hero! Join a fun workshop and learn about the great heroes and heroines of comics who are more popular today than ever! Learn what it takes to be a real super-hero, and design your own superhero look! This is an active and artistic workshop for children and youth ages 6 and up.