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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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Joanna Dunlap

Joanna Sherlyn Dunlap (she/they) is a Creature of Creativity. A proud queer woman, her nonstop pursuits include singing (at church, with the Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus, and in her solo pursuits under the name Sherlyn), songwriting, script writing, theatrical directing, puppetry, sewing... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Jan Fennick

Author - Event Planner - Cosplayer
Author: co-author of RED WHITE & WHO: THE STORY OF DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA, essays in OUTSIDE IN VOL 1, OUTSIDE IN VOL 2, OUTSIDE IN BOLDLY GOES, OUTSIDE IN MAKES IT SO, OUTSIDE IN TAKES A STAB, OUTSIDE IN GAINS A SOUL, co-author of a forthcoming pop culture project [TBA], author of... Read More →
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Jennifer Kelley

Convention Chair, Trenzalore
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... Read More →
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Nic Neidenbach

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

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