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(AP) = Audience Participation, (ET) = Experts Talk

Note:  Barbara Hambly’s Reading & QandA will be on Sunday at 11am in Suite 215!

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Friday, July 14 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Cosplaying With Your Kids (AP)

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Our panelists discuss cosplaying with your kids and offer tips on how to get started, sources for assembling a cosplay, and social media tips.

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JT "The Enginerd"

Science Guest
JT “The Enginerd” is an all-purpose geek. She obtained her Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics with a focus in biomechanics from Virginia Tech in 2013. Her research focused on animal locomotion and included the analysis of beetle respiration and helping construct a platform to measure the force produced during an insects jump. Currently, she teaches basic engineering and design to future nerdlings (aka high school students) in Henrico County, Virginia. She also serves as the advisor to her schools chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) and as well as the coach for the Quidditch club. Outside of the world of science and education... Read More →
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Tom Hutchens

Costuming Guest, Mandalorian Mercs
Born in Winston-Salem North Carolina, Tom spent a great deal of his childhood dressing up as his favorite STAR WARS™ characters. By 2003 this love for heroic characters would manifest itself in Tom’s ability for armor craft, as he learned to meld time honored armor-smithing techniques with... 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 and her website received international attention in the early 2000s. As a gamer, Maya was one of only two women ever inducted into a local gaming clan (the other being her sister) and spent ten years as an administrator and tech for LAN gaming at conventions. She is a professional game demonstrator for No Ordinary Gamers and an MIB for Steve Jackson Games. Maya has a BFA from UNC Charlotte and currently works several freelance jobs as an artist, illustrator, and designer and volunteers as a staffer at multiple conventions. You can find her online... Read More →


Friday July 14, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Suite 215

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