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Saturday, September 27 • 12:00 - 14:00
Costumes and Culture

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Clothing reflects the way people live. What does what a character (in a book, a painting, a movie, a game, or on stage) wears tell you about the world he or she lives in? What do you need to consider about the surrounding culture when designing a character's wardrobe? Is there any culture in the universe where wearing a chain-mail bikini makes sense?


Sarah Goodman

I am an anthropologist by training, a gentlewoman by profession, and a retired bureaucrat on Official Documents. I have spent my life studying humankind and other sapient and semi-sapient races of the multiverse. Included among the activities involved in this study are: general and specific participation in various fannish (especially costuming and convention running) activities; trans-temporal re-creation activities (PEERS and Faires among... Read More →


Gregg Castro

Director, Salinan T'rowt'raahl
Gregg Castro [t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone], has been involved in the preservation of his California Indigenous cultural heritage for over two decades. He represents his late Mother’s family’s interests in the protection of cultural heritage in their rumsien Ohlone homeland. On his late Father’s side, he was a founding member of the contemporary Salinan Nation Tribal Council (serving as Tribal Chair and Vice-chair for a term each... Read More →

Tory Parker

Tory is a long time costumer, science fiction and fantasy fan, computer and tech geek, viking re-enactor, and space fan(atic). She has numerous other hobbies as well. She lives with Kay Tracy, six cats and two chickens.

Rhawnie Pino

Rhawnie Pino is a talented costumer, avid amateur historian and vivacious social butterfly.

Saturday September 27, 2014 12:00 - 14:00

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