Current Panel Offerings

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New 2019 Panels!!

Panel Notes:

•Prefer to present solo without other co-panelists

•Classroom-style, projector and laptop hookups required

•General Run Time: 50 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences
•Content Topics: cosplay, organization, time-management

Previously presented at:

 

Animatic Con 2019

Time Management for the Cos-Procrastinator

Panel Summary:

It's a week before the con... your cosplay isn't done. You haven't packed your bags. Your wigs still haven't styled themselves. You forgot to order new colored contacts, and now they won't get here in time! If this sounds familiar, you may be suffering from a very serious problem-

Cos-Procrastination. This condition affects an estimated 78% of cosplayers yearly. While there is no cure, there is relief from this condition. This panel can help you realign your cosplay life and manage your symptoms. Don't lose another day to

Cos-Procrastination!

 

Panel Notes:

•Prefer to present solo without other co-panelists

•Classroom-style, projector and laptop hookups required

•General Run Time: 50 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences
•Content Topics: cosplay, organization

Previously presented at:

 

Brand NEW Panel!!

Coming Soon to a Con Near You! ;P

Organize Your Cosplay Life

Panel Summary:

It's often said that an artist's work space can be a chaotic environment, and cosplayers are no exception! Not only can the craft room and closet start overflowing with projects, the mind quickly fills up with too many ideas and not enough head space! This panel is for those that may thrive in creative environments, but sometimes feel overwhelmed in the chaos. Manage your cosplay life today, and become a lean, mean, organized, cosplay-making machine!

 

Panel Notes:

•Co-panelists required, will provide names upon applying

•Group setting, large spaces to gather and draw required

•General Run Time: 110 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences, 18+ version available!
•Content: group game play, humor, drawing, competition

Previously presented at:

 

Brand NEW Panel!!

Coming Soon to a Con Near You! ;P

The Best Worst Character Design Game

Panel Summary:

If you've ever spent your days making the perfect character with a charming personality, amazing style, and really cool powers... this game will be the total opposite of that. In this group challenge, 4-6 teams will design a character together, and at the end everyone will vote for the favorite creation. But there's a twist! The other teams will also be deciding your character's backstory, superpowers, name, and destiny, and be responsible for pitching it to the audience! Can you really trust your opponents with that responsibility? Of course not, but that's what makes it The Best Worst Character Design Game!

 

Fan Favorite Panels

Panel Notes:

•Prefer to present solo without other co-panelists

•Classroom-style, projector and laptop hookups required

•General Run Time: 90 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences
•Content Topics: cosplay, materials, craftsmanship, sewing

Previously presented at:

 

AnimaticCon 2017, GojotekiCon 2017,

Wizard World St. Louis 2018, OhayoCon 2019

Fake It 'Til You Make It: Cosplay Hacks & Tricks

Panel Summary:

While some cosplayers opt for high authenticity, others prefer the illusionist approach. Much like a magician, cosplay can create amazing feats of design with minimal effort through some clever alternatives!  With these hacks, you can transform yourself into any character! We will discuss various ways you can become a “Master of Disguise”, as well as build those seemingly large or impossible costumes!  Come to this panel to learn some secrets to the magic of cosplay! If there’s one thing I’ve learned from cosplay it’s that “nothing is impossible!” 

 

Panel Notes:

•Prefer to present solo without other co-panelists

•Classroom-style, projector and laptop hookups required

•General Run Time: 90 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences
•Content Topics: cosplay, materials, craftsmanship, sewing

Previously presented at:

 

AnimaticCon 2017, GojotekiCon 2017, Anime St. Louis 2017, Cincinnati Comic Expo 2017, Wizard World St. Louis 2018

Lesser Known Cosplay Materials and Tools

Panel Summary:

Mostly everyone knows the obvious materials: fabric, wood, paper maché, Worbla… but this panel will cover some just-as-useful but less appreciated materials that will take your cosplay to the next level! Great for beginners just starting to make cosplays, or even intermediate cosplayers who are still looking for new techniques to try. In this panel things get real creative- soldering irons aren’t just for electronics and PVC pipes not just for plumbing. Check out this panel to see how you can get crafty with materials and tools you may not have thought to try before!

 

Panel Notes:

•Prefer to present solo without other co-panelists

•Classroom-style, projector and laptop hookups required

•General Run Time: 90 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences
•Content Topics: cosplay, conventions, contests, masquerades

Previously presented at:

 

Anime St. Louis 2017, Wizard World St. Louis 2018,

OhayoCon 2019

Intro to Competitive Cosplay Contests

Panel Summary:

Everyone knows cosplay is first and foremost for fun, and for some people a little friendly competition is also an enjoyable event! This panel covers the world of competitive cosplay contests and masquerades. We'll discuss how judging works, what contests generally look for in winning work, and how you can break into the competitive circuit.

 

Having competed in 40 competitions, placing in over 30 of them, Momo has learned a lot from all of her experiences, and has plenty of helpful advice to share. Win or lose, competitions are a fun way to show off your hard work, meet new people, and celebrate the wonderful hobby that is cosplay!

 

Panel Notes:

•Can be presented with other co-panelists ✅

•Discussion-style, no projectors etc. needed

•General Run Time: 50 min - 90 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences
•Content Topics: cosplay, social issues, diversity, conventions

Previously presented at:

 

SoyCon 2017, EvilleCon 2018, OhayoCon 2019

Diversity in Cosplay

Panel Summary:

While it is easy enough to say “anyone can cosplay”, it can be more challenging for some than others to feel truly embraced in the community. From being a different race, to having disabilities, or being plus size, many people often feel ostracized, or are even outright bullied. This panel will be a discussion piece on how we can try to change the cosplay community for the better and fight negativity and divisiveness by uplifting others and celebrating our differences!

 

Panel Notes:

•Prefer to present solo without other co-panelists

•Classroom-style, projector and laptop hookups required

•General Run Time: 50 min - 90 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences
•Content Topics: cosplay, business, branding

Previously presented at:

 

KentokyoCon North 2018,  EvilleCon 2018

Building a Cosplay Brand

Panel Summary:

Have you ever thought about building a brand around your cosplay? Whether you just want to culminate a social reputation, build a platform to speak on what you’re passionate about, or to sell product, knowing how to market yourself starts with establishing your unique brand! Join this panel to get tips on where to start and what benefits come from constructing a brand. We’ll talk about social media, marketing materials, revenue sources, and more!

 

Panel Notes:

•Prefer to present solo without other co-panelists

•Classroom-style, projector and laptop hookups needed

•General Run Time: 90 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences
•Content Topics: cosplay, materials, craftsmanship, sewing

Previously presented at:

 

KentokyoCon North 2018, OhayoCon 2019

Intro to Fabrics for Cosplay

Panel Summary:

Ever struggle with finding the right kind of fabric for your cosplay, or not sure what all that mumbo jumbo on the end of your fabric bolt means? Not sure what the difference between weft and weave are, or what sorts of fabric you need special synthetic dye for? Come to this panel to learn from Apparel Design graduate and cosplay seamstress, Momo Kurumi, all about cotton, poplin, and moire! Yes, that was a fabric pun.

 

Panel Notes:

•Prefer to present solo, but may require panel assistants

•Classroom-style, large table free of obstructions required, projector and laptop hookups also needed

•General Run Time: 110 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences
•Content Topics: cosplay, materials, craftsmanship, resin

Previously presented at:

 

EvilleCon 2018

Workshop: Intro to Resin Casting for Cosplay

Panel Summary:

Ever wanted to try resin casting, but intimidated by the thought of… instructions… chemicals… and worst of all… math? Worry not, Momo once was also, but was shown just how easy it is by fellow cosplayer, Mogchelle. Now that Momo has defeated her fear of resin, she is here to show you just how easy it is to get started in this unique craft, including doing a live demo of a resin pour! We will cover where to buy supplies, how to prepare your work area, safety precautions, as well as explaining different kinds of resins, and even making molds. We’ll touch on all the basics you need to know to get started!

 

Panel Notes:

•Prefer to present solo without other co-panelists

•Discussion-style, no projectors etc. needed

•General Run Time: 50 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences
•Content Topics: work/careers, entertainment

Previously presented at:

 

AnimaticCon 2017, GojotekiCon 2017, OhayoCon 2019

Working at the Most Magical Place on Earth

Panel Summary:

It’s a dream job for many aspiring individuals to work for “The Mouse”, but what is it really like to work at the land of dreams come true? It’s a job like no other! A world where Stormtroopers, princesses, and superheroes roam about, only the most imaginative, creative, and hardworking individuals are considered for the role! Everyone from the train conductor to the shop keepers and street sweepers must play a part in the story. Everyday you get to make memories for families from all over the world, and special memories of your own. 

 

Panel Notes:

•Prefer to present with other co-panelists ✅

•Discussion-style, no projectors etc. needed

•General Run Time: 90 min

•Content Rating: 18+ 🚫Not suitable for all ages
•Content Topics: conventions, cosplay, humor

Previously presented at:

 

KentokyoCon North 2018, Animatic Con 2019

Con Horror Stories

Panel Summary:

Generally presented with other convention veterans and guests, we discuss the many horrors of cons past that now serve as hilarious stories. From booking a creepy haunted hotel, to surviving "TornadoCon", thowing up in the middle of a panel, to wardrobe malfunctions, or the fire drill that actually WAS a fire, we've seen a lot in our days of congoing!

 

In the end, we've survived attending cons this long- which is long enough to tell our stories and have a laugh at our own expense! So join us around the campfire as we roast the best of the worst con memories!

 

Panel Notes:

•Can be presented with other co-panelists ✅

•Discussion-style, no projectors etc. needed

•General Run Time: 50 min - 90 min

•Content Rating: suitable for all audiences
•Content Topics: cosplay, motivational, positivity, bullying

Previously presented at:

 

Anime St. Louis 2017

Momo Kurumi Presents: Anyone Can Cosplay

Panel Summary:

It is easy enough to say "Anyone Can Cosplay", but a lot harder for some people to believe in that. Between rude comments, competitive tendencies, online bullying, self-image issues, and lack of representation, it sometimes feel like cosplay is only for the "elite few" or those with a very thick skin. And as a veteran cosplayer, that breaks my heart. I started off as a cosplayer, unsure of what I should do, for fear I'd be "bad" at it, but now that I've grown, I see there's no right way to cosplay! I'm here to offer a space to discuss our fears, our dreams, and ways that we can overcome adversity together as a community, to make sure that people really DO feel like Anyone Can Cosplay!

 

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