Guest Artist: Loc Nguyen
Creating Character Concept, Fan Arts & Illustrations.
Guest Cosplayer: Vanya Yount
Vanya is a New York based designer, patternmaker, and costumer specializing in sewing and intricate needlework techniques. She has studied Fashion & Textile Technology at Buffalo State University, with a total of twenty years of sewing experience. The projects seen here are only a sampling of favorite projects.
Other relevant skills include leatherwork, fabric dyeing, patterning, thermoplastic manipulation, resin-casting, and a new investment in learning CAD and 3D printing pieces to create truly full-custom costume builds.
Vanya has been part of the cosplay community for fun and competition for the past eight years, attending cons throughout the US and Canada. This includes competing in the Crown Championships Of Cosplay and Eastern Cosplay Championships, alongside many other competitions, with frequent placement success.
Guest Author: Stephanie Bardy
Stephanie Bardy, who also is known publicly as, and writes under the alias Lupa Bardy, is a fiction writer and poet of thirty plus years and looks for world domination through the written word—preferably, hers. Currently, she has multiple works presented in various publications such as books, online magazines such as The World of Myth Magazine, a local newspaper and her first novel due out at the conclusion of 2018 through Dark Myth Publications.
When Stephanie's not attempting to take over the literary world, she is a mother, wife, grandmother, lover of nature and fond user of well placed sarcasm and slave to 4 cats and a very laid back dog.
Guest Writers: Perspective Book Series
Amanda Giasson is a Canadian freelance writer and the co-author of Love at First Plight, book one in the Perspective series.
Although Amanda provides the point of view of Megan Wynters in the book series, the world of Qarradune and its characters are the result of the equally combined creativity of Amanda and co-author Julie B. Campbell.
Beyond the Perspective book series, Amanda has always had a passion for fine arts, especially for creative writing. From an early age, she has enjoyed writing short stories and poetry and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from York University. In addition to writing, Amanda has always been a lover of dance, music, and acting, and has even dabbled in drawing from time to time.
Julie B. Campbell is the co-author of the innovative Perspective book series. The first novel in the series, Love at First Plight, was the result of fourteen years of a profound love for writing about Qarradune and all of the people who live there.
Although the books are truly a combined effort with co-author Amanda Giasson, Julie is the author behind the voice of Irys Godeleva in the Perspective book series.
Before deciding to share the volumes of the Perspective series with the rest of the world, Julie had previously published children’s books, including titles such as Finding Manda’s Sunshine, and The Elephant-Wolf.
Guest Prop Specialists: Christina & Martin CarrHunger
Performers, propmakers, and special skills. Christina and Martin met in 1987 at a Dr. Who convention and combined have over 65 years entertainment industry experience. Film, TV and Live entertainment experiences stem from 1980s cosplay and convention involvement. Productions like Tototal Recall 2070, Earth Final Conflict, X-Men, Stargate, Legends of Tomorrow, Lemony Snicket’s, Scooby Doo, Live character promos and Interactive theatre grace a portion of their resume. Add Masterclass Cosplayers who now teach. Combined they have over 65 years of professional entertainment industry experience.