Loading…
NEW this year! For panels with the black LIMITED icon, attendee space is limited. Please add the panel to your My Sched to reserve a spot unless the panel’s description contains a link to a special ticket.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Anime USA x EV [clear filter]
Saturday, May 26
 

1:00pm EDT

The Present and Future of 3D Printing: Cosplay, Manufacturing, and More
Did you know you can buy a desktop 3D printer for less than $200, and have it printing in under an hour? In the past few years, 3D printing has jumped from an obscure corner of the prototyping world to an affordable hobby. Join Brent P. Newhall of Geek Archaeology for a look at the practicalities of modern 3D printers from making cosplay pieces to massive industrial projects, as well as some ideas for how 3D printing may be used in the future (authors, take note!).

Speakers
avatar for Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall has been watching and reading about anime for over 20 years. A Virginia native, in his tween years he discovered and began devouring SF/F literature, leading to a 6-month tenure as editor of an online SF/F magazine, Papyrus. He discovered anime in his 20's and has... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
 Woodrow Wilson C
  Anime USA x EV, Cosplay

2:00pm EDT

Everything You Wanted to Know About Worbla Armor Fabrication But Were Afraid to Ask
Are you interested in creating custom armor for your cosplay? Have you wanted to work with worbla, but didn’t know where to begin? This is the right panel for you! In this panel, we will discuss the basics of worbla armor fabrication and the process of making armor with worbla, including patterns, molding/shaping, detail work, armor strapping, finishing and painting armor.

Speakers
LV

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 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
 Baltimore 2
  Anime USA x EV, Cosplay

4:00pm EDT

A Very Special Recording of The Cosplay Cast -- Cosplay and STEM
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.

Moderators
avatar for Rey Dot Ham

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 →
JF

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 →

Speakers
LV

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

8:30pm EDT

Cosplay Pitfalls: When Things in Cosplay Don’t Go Your Way
Come join us for a panel discussion where seasoned cosplayers Lena Volkova, Rey_Dot_Ham, and cosplayer photographer Jay’s Fine Art Photography discuss some of the challenges and struggles in the cosplay world from disappointment, lack of peer acceptance, to chasing the fame monster.

Moderators
avatar for Rey Dot Ham

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 →
JF

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 →

Speakers
LV

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 8:30pm - 9:20pm EDT
 Baltimore 2
  Anime USA x EV, Cosplay
 
Sunday, May 27
 

1:00pm EDT

A Very Special Episode of the Cosplay Cast -- Anime Cosplay vs. Western Cosplay
In this very special episode we have a battle royale between Anime cosplay and Western cosplay, where we will decide the ultimate sci-fi cosplay. Will it be from an anime or will it be from western media? The audience will decide.

Moderators
avatar for Rey Dot Ham

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 →
JF

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 →

Speakers
LV

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 →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
 Woodrow Wilson C
  Anime USA x EV, Cosplay