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Friday, February 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Young at Hearts: You’re Never Too Old to Cosplay

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Since shows like Doctor Who and Star Trek have broken the 50 year milestone, many of the longtime fans have definitely seen more “seasons”… and with the explosion of cosplay of younger fans, it has become a pop sensation. But fans have been cosplaying for decades, in fact, and this panel will demonstrate how popular costuming (as it used to be called) has been, share some hints from older costumers aimed at keeping the flame alive, and how the two generations can relate better.

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avatar for Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson

Director of Engineering
I am a 26-year veteran costumer/cosplayer, with top awards from SDCC to Worldcon, founding faculty of Costume College and returning professor. Volunteer, staff, division head and committee member of everything from small local masquerades to Worldcons. I am currently the Masquerade director for one of the west coasts largest cosplay masquerades with a 55 entry size, awarding $2,500 awarded annually. I made the transition from traditional... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Elkins

Andrew Elkins

Cosplayer, Event Producer, Talent Agent, Geek ReGeneration
Andrew is a long-time Doctor Who and Science-Fiction Fan who has become very well known for his 4th Doctor cosplay through Geek Regeneration. Other cosplays include the Brigadier, the 3rd Doctor, Tony Stark, Doctor Strange and Albus Dumbledore with many more to come. He has over 25 years experience involved with fan clubs, LARPing organizations and renaissance festivals. Over the past decade he has produced or consulted on several large events... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Adams Kelley

Jennifer Adams Kelley

Writer
Co-author of RED WHITE AND WHO: THE STORY OF DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA. Essays in CHICKS DIG TIME LORDS, COMPANION PIECE, OUTSIDE IN, OUTSIDE IN 2, and OUTSIDE IN BOLDLY GOES.
avatar for Johanna Mead

Johanna Mead

Walking to Canterbury
Itinerant costumer, writer and ailurophile. Moderator of doctorwhocosplay.com, contributor to "Chicks Dig Time Lords", overseer of fabricforcosplayers.com and expatriate Brit. Currently in the Pacific northwest.
avatar for Kevin Roche

Kevin Roche

Kevin Roche has been making costumes since he was 8 (and has the photographic evidence to prove it!). He was honored with the International Costumers Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In his secret identity as a research scientist at IBM's Almaden Research Center, he's hard at work wrangling giant robot vacuum chambers and electrons in the growing field of spintronics. Kevin and his husband Andy Trembley set out in 2002 to bring... Read More →

Friday February 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program C

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