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Friday, May 4
 

5:00pm

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome for Cosplay
Do you want to get into cosplay/costuming but are afraid of being seen as a phony? We're going to help you figure out how to choose a character to portray, how to craft costumes around characters you do not resemble, and how to put yourself “out there” on display with courage.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Bass

Sharon Bass

About me? An OB nurse, massage therapist, Master Gardener, Journeyman Costumer. A science fiction reader, a beta reader, and writing a novel. (aren’t we all?)Gluten free, bad knee from being attacked by my bike attempting to do a triathlon. Friends with the Con Chair.
avatar for Jennifer Skwarski

Jennifer Skwarski

Costumer, student, techie. Apparently, I'm not happy unless I have 20 projects going at once.


Friday May 4, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Nicolet

6:00pm

Competition vs Hall Costumes & How to Survive a Competition
What's a competition costume and how does it differ from a hall costume? What can you expect (and what will be expected of you) if you enter a masquerade/costume contest? We'll discuss the costumes, the judging, the suffering and nervousness!

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Bass

Sharon Bass

About me? An OB nurse, massage therapist, Master Gardener, Journeyman Costumer. A science fiction reader, a beta reader, and writing a novel. (aren’t we all?)Gluten free, bad knee from being attacked by my bike attempting to do a triathlon. Friends with the Con Chair.
avatar for Jennifer Skwarski

Jennifer Skwarski

Costumer, student, techie. Apparently, I'm not happy unless I have 20 projects going at once.
avatar for Claire Winn

Claire Winn

Claire is a science fiction and fantasy author represented by the Belcastro Literary Agency. A gamer at heart, she writes books that are fast-paced, snarky, and driven by fierce, flawed characters. Since graduating from Northwestern University, Claire has worked as a legal writer... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Hamlin

7:00pm

Creature Costumes
Learn different techniques to make non-human fantasy/sci-fi costumes. From scaly to fuzzy, learn how to create lizardmen, werewolves, insects, and more!

Speakers

Friday May 4, 2018 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Baldwin
 
Saturday, May 5
 

10:00am

Cosplay Props: 3D Printing Step by Step
This panel will introduce the basics of making props for cosplay as a beginner from your 3D printer. We will go over websites to find patterns on, assembling large props and costume pieces, smoothing your prints, priming them for paint, and ways to paint. This will be a brief overview suitable to beginners of 3D printing.

Speakers
ZR

Zophael Ray

Costume Designer and Prop Maker
Zophael is a costume designer and cosplayer from Flint, MI. She makes costumes and props for many different events and genres.


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Baldwin

12:00pm

Wigs 101
What's a wig? How does one wear them? A beginner introduction to wig types, wig application, and the best place to shop for them.

Speakers
ZR

Zophael Ray

Costume Designer and Prop Maker
Zophael is a costume designer and cosplayer from Flint, MI. She makes costumes and props for many different events and genres.


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Hamlin

2:00pm

Stone Soup Cosplay
Bring costume pieces you no longer need. Pick up something new. Trade for something you want. Those who bring pieces to trade will have first dibs!

Saturday May 5, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Hackerspace Room 328

3:00pm

Pre-judging for COSPLAY CONTEST
Those who would like to enter the Cosplay Contest should attend this session for the pre-show judging and preparation for your trip across the stage.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Winn

Claire Winn

Claire is a science fiction and fantasy author represented by the Belcastro Literary Agency. A gamer at heart, she writes books that are fast-paced, snarky, and driven by fierce, flawed characters. Since graduating from Northwestern University, Claire has worked as a legal writer... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Algonquin C/D

4:00pm

COSPLAY CONTEST
Penguicon always has a wide variety of really incredible cosplayers. Join us in appreciating the talent that goes into each of the creations that our cosplayers bring to the table.... or the stage.

Speakers
avatar for Nuri Gocay

Nuri Gocay

Sr. Technology Manager, Expedia Group
Nuri has been involved in the IT industry since 1996, when he, at the tender age of 14, was able to pester the local IT firm into his first intern job. In 2000, Nuri took his first call center job, and after pestering the IT guys into giving him a job, he launched a career in contact... Read More →
avatar for Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal

Writing Excuses Podcast
Mary is the author of historical fantasy novels: The Glamourist Histories series and Ghost Talkers in addition to being a host on the Writing Excuses podcast! She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel... Read More →
avatar for Ian Stedman

Ian Stedman

Magic Meeple Games
Magic Meeple Games is an independent tabletop games design, development, & publishing company based in Phoenix, Arizona and co-owned by Ian and Trish Stedman.MMG began when a good friend, and Gamelyn Games founder, Michael Coe approached Ian and Trish to co-publish a project with him. Ian and Trish (who have over 15 years combined involvement in various games industries) officially formed MMG in 2015. Ian has had a lifelong passion for gaming and is the designer of Magnum Opus from... Read More →
avatar for Claire Winn

Claire Winn

Claire is a science fiction and fantasy author represented by the Belcastro Literary Agency. A gamer at heart, she writes books that are fast-paced, snarky, and driven by fierce, flawed characters. Since graduating from Northwestern University, Claire has worked as a legal writer... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Algonquin C/D

6:00pm

So you want to learn to sew your own costumes (or other clothing)?
Get started learning how to sew and learn tips for novice sewers. We'll go over different types of fabric, the difference between body and drape, and where to find classes and resources. Btw, what the heck is interfacing and why do I need it? We'll answer that too.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Bass

Sharon Bass

About me? An OB nurse, massage therapist, Master Gardener, Journeyman Costumer. A science fiction reader, a beta reader, and writing a novel. (aren’t we all?)Gluten free, bad knee from being attacked by my bike attempting to do a triathlon. Friends with the Con Chair.
avatar for Jennifer Skwarski

Jennifer Skwarski

Costumer, student, techie. Apparently, I'm not happy unless I have 20 projects going at once.


Saturday May 5, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Montcalm

7:00pm

Cosplay Armor 101
Emulating the gravity-defying builds of anime and video game armor can be intimidating, but you have to start somewhere. With the recent boom in high-quality and affordable materials and cosplay supplies, building armor and props is easier than ever. Cosplay Featured Guests Cosplay guests Claire (Phazon Pixie Cosplay) and Kelsey (RK Grimm) explains the basics of armor-crafting—from finding materials to adding straps and finishing touches.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Winn

Claire Winn

Claire is a science fiction and fantasy author represented by the Belcastro Literary Agency. A gamer at heart, she writes books that are fast-paced, snarky, and driven by fierce, flawed characters. Since graduating from Northwestern University, Claire has worked as a legal writer... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 7:00pm - 7:50pm
DIY Room 323

8:00pm

To Be or Not to Be... In Character
There's more to cosplay than the costume. Let's use our character knowledge in combination with some basic improv and acting techniques to make smart choices and have fun while cosplaying. Whether it's posing for a picture, interacting with other characters and the world around you, or acting out your own scenario for a video or skit this panel will help you with all of it.

Speakers

Saturday May 5, 2018 8:00pm - 8:50pm
EMC V
 
Sunday, May 6
 

1:00pm

3D Printed Props: Cosplay and Film
For quite some time, 3D printing has been critical to the professional film prop production process, but in the last few years, it has become common place in the Cosplay community. While creating custom 3D printed props is not difficult, knowing a few tricks ahead of time can save you lots of time. During this presentation, I will provide an overview of my prop creation process and show off some of the useful bits of knowledge you won't get out of short youTube Tutorials.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Rutherford

Jason Rutherford

I am the creator of Legends of Kalidasia, a tabletop space combat miniatures game. I have quite a bit of experience developing websites and Internet media with tools such as PHP, MySQL, Blender, and video editing software. For a number of years I ran the website The Army Showcase... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
EMC I

2:00pm

Thrift Store Costumes: Altering Clothes and Finding Materials
How to make the thrift store work for you! What to look for. How to see past what is, and see what could be. Plus, how to make that vision happen.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Corbeill

Karen Corbeill

YouTube Show host, Makerspace founder, Element14, The Bodgery
I love all things tools and making and I know how to make lots of things in lots of different ways. Ask me how!


Sunday May 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Baldwin