Putting the play in Cosplay

Panel Room B

This panel is for those who want to learn more about cosplay and acting/improv!! We discuss improv techniques, play games, and learn about careers that involve cosplay/costuming!

Con Horror Stories

Panel Room B

We've all had our fair share of con mishaps!! Come listen to our panelists tell their favorite stories as they relive the horrors of cons (and other events) of years past and share your own!!

Happy Plushie Making Time

Panel Room B

COME ALL! Come and learn how to start off your brand new sewing life! For $5 you can get yourself a starter kit for an awesome pancake plush OR one of our mystery kits that will be revealed at the panel! We are able to cater to anyone ranging from no level to advanced and we are handicap friendly! Anyone can come and experience the joys of sewing your very own plushie!

The Business Of Cosplay

Panel Room B

Come learn the ins and outs of turning your cosplay hobby into a viable business. I've been working for the past year as a professional costume commissioner and I love every minutes of it. I'll be sharing my best tips for turning your much loved hobby into a career covering everything from social media, to approaching cons, to working with collaborators and more!

Reality Becomes Fiction

Panel Room B

Have you ever seen an anime, manga, or video game character and realized they were similar to a real person? In this panel we'll be covering many characters who are based on real people, causing reality to become fiction!

Craftsmanship Advice

Panel Room B

Are you interested in entering a craftsmanship competition but don't know where to start? Maybe you have been entering but you want to take your costumes to the next level period join Kittenkaboodle Craft, Armored Guy Cosplay, and TJ craftsmanship advice and Q&A

All About Cosplay for Beginners

Panel Room B

In this panel, we'll be giving you info you need to know as a beginner in the cosplay community. Not just beginner tips and tricks for EVA foam and sewing, but also need-to-knows about being a beginner in the community and handling bullying, lies and harassment that normally aren't handled in other panels on Cosplay for Beginners.

How to Panel: The Panel

Panel Room B

Have you ever wanted to host a panel but don't know where to start?? Come learn the basics of panel making from crafting to character, anyone can run a panel!