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Please come and listen to John D. Callison (award-winning cosplayer, CEO and founder of Over30Cosplay), Tony Swatton (a master blacksmith and world famous PropBuilder, with over 150 movies and Television credits including Pirates of the Caribbean, Real Steel, Spiderman, StarTrek Insurrection and Face/Off), Patricia Tallman (actress best known as Lyta in the Babylon 5 series as well as “barbara” in Night of the Living Dead and 106 other credits to her name), Chad Edward Lee Evett (president and chief designer Stoopid Buddy Stoodios), Mary Sorenson Schwacher (best known for Battling Betties, and Heart of Cosplaying and Volunteering; she’s an award-winning and published cosplayer and costume designer), Anders Scott Hudson (award-winning and published cosplayer and costume designer best known for providing the costumes for Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome and the Star Wars Tusken Raider spinoff), and Sherman Blakley (Greenmile cosplay, best known as the John Coffey cosplayer is an award-winning and published cosplayer and costume designer), Jen Greeley (award-winning cosplayer, senior reporter at Over30Cosplay, administrator at Costumers with a Cause). Panel contributions will include celebrating the history of comic and cosplay culture, group cosplay ideas, prop design and fabrication techniques, character/cosplayer branding, community and inclusivity in cosplay and combating negative, age-related stereotypes. Plus, tips on costume choice, social media/marketing, age awareness, and how to combat bullying in the community. This panel and the ever-growing team encourages cosplayers to enter the costuming community ready to contribute to the popular art-form and culture called cosplay!