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Friday, February 12 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Taking it to the Next Level

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Masquerades, that judged cosplay competition at this and other conventions, have grown immensely in the last few years. Why turn a geeky hobby into a judged contest? Is the existence of these contests good for our geeky communities, both specifically as Whovians and in general? On an individual level, what are the realities of competition? If you’re thinking about competing your cosplay, this panel will help answer your questions.

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Decca Dennett

Feminist, competitive cosplayer, college student, and fierce defender of Martha Jones. Nine is my Doctor, but Two is my favorite.
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Christine Evans

Pond Life Cosplay
Christine Evans-Pond Life Cosplay, Visual Design & Special Events Coordinator for MISTI Con and Coal Hill Convention. Christine is an actress, costumer, and award winning cosplayer. (Pond Life Cosplay) Currently, she is living the dream as the Associate General Manager of the St. Luke's Theatre an Off-Broadway Theatre just steps off the Great White Way. Christine attends several conventions a year giving presentations and workshops. She... Read More →
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Jan Fennick

Onsite Status Manager, Chicago TARDIS
Author: essays in the Outside In Trilogy, featured writer in Red, White & Who (coming in 2017). Director of Costumed Events at LI Who (2013-present). Onsite Status Manager at Chicago TARDIS (2013-present). Assistant Masquerade Director at Gallifrey One (2012-present). Writer, cosplayer, Doctor Who: Legacy player, doll expert.
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Jennifer Kelley

Programming Director, Chicago TARDIS
Programming Director at Chicago TARDIS since the beginning (2000). Masquerade Director at Gallifrey One since 2012. Essayist with pieces appearing in the Hugo-winning Chicks Dig TIme Lords, Companion Piece (both Mad Norwegian Press), and the Outside In trilogy (ATB Publishing). Co-author of the forthcoming (2017) ATB Publishing book Red White and Who: The History of Doctor Whio In America.
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Nic Neidenbach

Kagato Cosplay
Cosplay and prop making hobbyist, full time geek.

Friday February 12, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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