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Saturday, May 26 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
A Very Special Recording of The Cosplay Cast -- Cosplay and STEM

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In this episode, Lena, Amelia, and Jason discuss how STEM influences cosplay-- from drafting, to fabrication, to photography, and more! All three co-hosts have a background in STEM fields and use it heavily for their craft. We’ll get to know them a little better as they explain their backgrounds and how they're used to create breathtaking cosplay and photography. See some wonderful examples of how science and tech meets art.

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Rey Dot Ham

Amelia Showalter has been cosplaying for two years under the stage name Rey Dot Ham. She co-hosts The Cosplay Cast podcast and is an active member of the DC-area cosplay scene. In her "real life" she is a data scientist and political consultant, which is basically as dorky as cos... Read More →

Jay’s Fine Art Photography

Jason Smith has been a cosplay photographer for the past three years. He co-hosts The Cosplay Cast podcast and is an active member of the DC-area cosplay scene. He is currently an administrator for the D.C. Cosplay Photoshoots group and works closely with the Events Team. In his “real... Read More →


Lena Volkova

Lena has been on the cosplay scene for nearly a decade and draws inspiration from multiple genres and media, utilizing the pop culture landscape to help achieve her creative vision. She is a one-woman force of nature specializing in costumeing, prop making, and photography. Occasionally... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
 Woodrow Wilson C
  Anime USA x EV, Cosplay