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Friday, July 12
 

1:00pm

Kitchen Sink Make-up Effects (ET)
Moderator: Bill Mulligan

Our panelists discuss constructing gruesome yet cool special effects makeup using inexpensive items easily obtained from hobby shops and grocery stores.


Guests
avatar for Bill Mulligan

Bill Mulligan

Media Arts Guest
Bill Mulligan is a high school science teacher with a love for horror films, comic books and special effects who had the good fortune to find kindred spirits in Sanford, North Carolina. 13 years, 5 feature films, nearly 2 dozen short films and a whole bunch of podcasts and convention... Read More →
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Jennifer McCollom

Media Arts Guest
Professional make-up artist Jennifer McCollom got her start in Theater both throughout high school and college. A graduate of UNC Greensboro with a BA in Theater and minor in physics and has worked in the film industry since 1991 with Taking Liberty filmed in Winston Salem, NC. Then... Read More →
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Daphne Reeder

Costuming Guest
Daphne Reeder has been a creative force from a very young age. Beginning at the age of 5, she's been on television programs on WTVI, in plays & stage performances, and modeled, both in front of a camera and on the runway. She has always enjoyed the freedom of dressing up, and became... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Victorian A
  • Set Up theatre

5:00pm

To Sticky or Not to Sticky, That is the Question (How to Attach Things to Other Things) (ET)
Moderator: Derek Nieman

Costuming can involve tape, glue, sewing, etc. How do you choose? Bring your attachment issues to a discussion with costumers expert in these conundrums.


Guests
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Derek Nieman

Costuming Guest
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over 15 years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan and avid costumer. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek... Read More →
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Tom Hutchens

Fan Guest
Tom Hutchens is the founder/CEO of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. He is the Mandalorian armorsmith; combining ancient techniques with today's technology to create hyper-realistic Mandalorian armor costumes.
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Matthew Penick

Costuming Guest
Matthew Penick has been a cosplayer for over a decade and took his passion for costuming to the professional level in 2010 with the creation of the theatrical design company Ribbons and Rivets. The self-taught designer began primarily working with leather, and still considers leatherwork... Read More →
avatar for Daphne Reeder

Daphne Reeder

Costuming Guest
Daphne Reeder has been a creative force from a very young age. Beginning at the age of 5, she's been on television programs on WTVI, in plays & stage performances, and modeled, both in front of a camera and on the runway. She has always enjoyed the freedom of dressing up, and became... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Victorian A
  • Set Up theatre

8:00pm

On the Embodiment of Character (ET)
Moderator: Mark MacDicken

Our panelists discuss how to exude your character rather than just wearing the costume.


Guests
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Mark MacDicken

Performing Artist
Professional family entertainer for four decades, Mark MacDicken performs comedy magic as the eccentric wizard “Flabbergast”. Mark is also an accomplished actor, puppeteer, and balloon sculptor. Formerly known as Spiffy the Clown, he has performed at literally hundreds of family... Read More →
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Syrinx

Charming Underclothes
Syrinx first took the stage in 2005, when he joined The Fishnet Mafia, a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast in Columbus, OH. He started out as The Criminologist and a year later took on the role of Riff Raff. In 2009, he joined the on-air personalities of Nyte’s Realm Radio... Read More →
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Kat Milby

Costuming Guest, Side Quest Cosplay
Kat Milby is the soft materials side of the casual cosplay duo, Side Quest Cosplay. As a geek, pop culture addict, and fiber artist, mixing historical fashion with cosplay is her current favorite cosplay trend. With over 25 years of experience in sewing costumes, pattern hacking and... Read More →
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Derek Nieman

Costuming Guest
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over 15 years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan and avid costumer. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Provincial
  • Set Up theatre

9:00pm

Crowdsource Your Costume (AP)
Moderator: Derek Nieman

Show up with your tentative costume idea, and let us help you with the next steps. Audience recommendations encouraged - come with a character idea or your favorite cosplay/crafting tips.

Guests
avatar for Derek Nieman

Derek Nieman

Costuming Guest
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over 15 years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan and avid costumer. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek... Read More →
avatar for Tom Hutchens

Tom Hutchens

Fan Guest
Tom Hutchens is the founder/CEO of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. He is the Mandalorian armorsmith; combining ancient techniques with today's technology to create hyper-realistic Mandalorian armor costumes.
avatar for Kat Milby

Kat Milby

Costuming Guest, Side Quest Cosplay
Kat Milby is the soft materials side of the casual cosplay duo, Side Quest Cosplay. As a geek, pop culture addict, and fiber artist, mixing historical fashion with cosplay is her current favorite cosplay trend. With over 25 years of experience in sewing costumes, pattern hacking and... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Penick

Matthew Penick

Costuming Guest
Matthew Penick has been a cosplayer for over a decade and took his passion for costuming to the professional level in 2010 with the creation of the theatrical design company Ribbons and Rivets. The self-taught designer began primarily working with leather, and still considers leatherwork... Read More →
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Maya Preisler

Artist Guest
Maya Preisler is a professional artist, blogger, editor, and gamer with twenty-four years of convention experience. She is a published illustrator whose art has been featured at various art shows and conventions. Her poetry and writing have been published in various literary magazines... Read More →


Friday July 12, 2019 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Victorian A
  • Set Up theatre
 
Saturday, July 13
 

11:00am

From Screen to Stage (ET)
Moderator: Derek Nieman

Our panelist discuss how to take something cool you see on tv or film and turn it into a costume you can wear, keeping in mind that what we see on TV can be very different in real life from colors to fabrics to the hidden pins.



Guests
avatar for Derek Nieman

Derek Nieman

Costuming Guest
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over 15 years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan and avid costumer. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek... Read More →
avatar for Syrinx

Syrinx

Charming Underclothes
Syrinx first took the stage in 2005, when he joined The Fishnet Mafia, a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast in Columbus, OH. He started out as The Criminologist and a year later took on the role of Riff Raff. In 2009, he joined the on-air personalities of Nyte’s Realm Radio... Read More →
avatar for Kat Milby

Kat Milby

Costuming Guest, Side Quest Cosplay
Kat Milby is the soft materials side of the casual cosplay duo, Side Quest Cosplay. As a geek, pop culture addict, and fiber artist, mixing historical fashion with cosplay is her current favorite cosplay trend. With over 25 years of experience in sewing costumes, pattern hacking and... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Penick

Matthew Penick

Costuming Guest
Matthew Penick has been a cosplayer for over a decade and took his passion for costuming to the professional level in 2010 with the creation of the theatrical design company Ribbons and Rivets. The self-taught designer began primarily working with leather, and still considers leatherwork... Read More →
avatar for Tom Hutchens

Tom Hutchens

Fan Guest
Tom Hutchens is the founder/CEO of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. He is the Mandalorian armorsmith; combining ancient techniques with today's technology to create hyper-realistic Mandalorian armor costumes.


Saturday July 13, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Boardroom
  • Set Up theatre

3:00pm

From Human to Non-Human: Transformation Demonstration (ET)
Join Jennifer McCollom, Hollywood Make-up Artist, as she transforms author John Hartness, into a completely different character!  She will talk about applying pieces, blending and other techniques that take your transformation to the next level.

Set Up: Chair in Center - two tables either side

Guests
avatar for Jennifer  McCollom

Jennifer McCollom

Media Arts Guest
Professional make-up artist Jennifer McCollom got her start in Theater both throughout high school and college. A graduate of UNC Greensboro with a BA in Theater and minor in physics and has worked in the film industry since 1991 with Taking Liberty filmed in Winston Salem, NC. Then... Read More →
avatar for John G. Hartness

John G. Hartness

Literary Guest
John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles (Bell Bridge Books), the Bubba... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Victorian A
  • Set Up Theatre
 
Sunday, July 14
 

12:00pm

Care and Feeding of Cosplay (ET)
Moderator: Cheralyn Lambeth

Ever make a costume only to have it damaged in storage? Wondering the best way to keep your cosplay from having that distinct ‘con-funk’ odor? Maybe you’re just wondering how to keep all your little gadgets and gizmos in one location. Come and learn tips and tricks from veterans of cosplay and gain what knowledge they have gleaned from years of caring for cosplay and props.

Guests
avatar for Cheralyn Lambeth

Cheralyn Lambeth

Media Arts Guest, SUNDAY ONLY
SUNDAY onlyCheralyn Lambeth is a professional costume, prop, and puppet builder whose work includes feature films (The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Patriot, Evan Almighty, The Hunger Games), television programs (Dinosaurs!, Homeland, Outcast), and live/interactive properties (Star... Read More →
avatar for Tom Hutchens

Tom Hutchens

Fan Guest
Tom Hutchens is the founder/CEO of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. He is the Mandalorian armorsmith; combining ancient techniques with today's technology to create hyper-realistic Mandalorian armor costumes.
avatar for Jennifer  McCollom

Jennifer McCollom

Media Arts Guest
Professional make-up artist Jennifer McCollom got her start in Theater both throughout high school and college. A graduate of UNC Greensboro with a BA in Theater and minor in physics and has worked in the film industry since 1991 with Taking Liberty filmed in Winston Salem, NC. Then... Read More →
avatar for Derek Nieman

Derek Nieman

Costuming Guest
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over 15 years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan and avid costumer. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek... Read More →
avatar for Daphne Reeder

Daphne Reeder

Costuming Guest
Daphne Reeder has been a creative force from a very young age. Beginning at the age of 5, she's been on television programs on WTVI, in plays & stage performances, and modeled, both in front of a camera and on the runway. She has always enjoyed the freedom of dressing up, and became... Read More →


Sunday July 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Victorian A
  • Set Up theatre