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Friday, September 26
 

14:00

Beyond Who Scarves and Jayne Hats
Because you can TOO make a Klingon outfit out of yarn! Discussion of some of the standard and not so expected things you can do with colored string.

Guests
SH

Shael Hawman

Shael Hawman lives in the heart of Silicon Valley. Her three cats graciously share the house with her and her mother. In addition to banging sticks together to produce knitted goodies, she writes under the name Sheryl Hayes.  When she is not knitting or writing, she works full time... Read More →


Friday September 26, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Conifer

14:00

Pepakura
Introduction to pepakura - what it is, how to do it, and what materials to use

Guests
KB

Krys Blackwood

Krys has been a fan for her whole life, and has been costuming for about five years now. She loves faithfully recreating her favorite film and tv costumes, but enjoys designing her own even more. During the day Krys designs software to be fun and easy to use. During her spare time... Read More →


Friday September 26, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Pine

20:00

Getting Your Goodies Through Airport Security Without Having or Causing a Meltdown
You want to take your Tiki dalek where? What do you do when you need to take special needs items on the airplane and don't want to freak out the TSA?

Guests
SM

Stacy Meyn

In past metamorphoses, Stacy Meyn (aka Spacemonster) was a library clerk, A/V tech, music store manager, and DJ/producer. She webmavened during the dot.com boom (and bust), and has operated her freelance writing business, Space Ltd. , since 1994. After a lengthy stint in aviation... Read More →
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Kevin Roche

Kevin Roche has been making costumes since he was 8 (and has the photographic evidence to prove it!). He was honored with the International Costumers Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In his secret identity as a research scientist at IBM's Almaden Research Center, he's hard... Read More →


Friday September 26, 2014 20:00 - 22:00
Sumac

20:00

Role Playing Across the Spectrum:
Gamers, costumers, historical reenactors, kinksters, actors, sometimes even writers developing dialog -- all occasionally become someone else for a while. How is assuming a character and role the same in all areas? How does it differ in different realms of role-play? What can we learn from each other to make our own portrayals better.

Guests
SG

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... Read More →
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Jennifer McGaffey

I’m a Foreign Service brat, raised in five countries before high school (and I’ve lived in a couple more since then). I’ve been an avid reader since I can remember - primarily SF/F and other genre fiction, but just about any words-in-a-row will do. My interests include being... Read More →
DS

Douglas Shepard

Douglas is the Editor in Chief of Orcz.com and GameShampoo.com and helps manage several projects. Approaching mastery of Found Costuming and a skilled Dust Tape crafts-person. A life-long video gamer and writer, recently married as well.


Friday September 26, 2014 20:00 - 22:00
Oak
 
Saturday, September 27
 

12:00

Costumes and Culture
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?

Moderators
SG

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... Read More →

Guests
GC

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... Read More →
SG

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... Read More →
TP

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.
RP

Rhawnie Pino

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


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

12:00

Costuming on a budget/ 'Costume Fu'
We walk the Earth in awesome costumes. Our costume-fu is strong, but our wallets are not strong. Come learn the ways of the broke and wonderfully dressed.

Guests
avatar for David Coronado

David Coronado

Narrator, Theatre Arcanos
David Coronado has been playing in and running LARPs for over 20 years. He likes to costume for events and has extensive experience in costuming without spending a lot of money. David has been playing RPGs since his first D&D game at the Boy Scout Jamboree in 1981. He’s the brains... Read More →
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Christopher Erickson

Christopher Erickson: By day, EHS professional; by night, fan. I can be found at events throughout the Bay Area in various guises (but mostly The Doctor) taking photos and carousing. When not doing this, I am writing for Science Fiction/San Francisco, browsing the internet for geeky... Read More →
SP

Sarah Pugliaresi

Sarah Pugliaresi spends her days working as a Quality Engineer for a San Jose based wellness startup. By night, she is a fearless costume designer with ten years professional experience working for local theatres and independent films. When not sewing or working, she loves to read... Read More →
DS

Douglas Shepard

Douglas is the Editor in Chief of Orcz.com and GameShampoo.com and helps manage several projects. Approaching mastery of Found Costuming and a skilled Dust Tape crafts-person. A life-long video gamer and writer, recently married as well.


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

14:00

Basics of costuming/cosplay panel.
Intro overview of making costumes/how to get started.

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Jean Batt

Jean Batt

DJ, Artist, Voice Over, Model, Cybermantic Collective and Smashwolf Productions and Studios
Jean Batt has been a DJ though out the bay area and around the world for 21 years and a third generation member of fandom. She is also a gender and intersex activist. She has worked in film as a costumer, actor and worked on a few soundtracks.
KB

Krys Blackwood

Krys has been a fan for her whole life, and has been costuming for about five years now. She loves faithfully recreating her favorite film and tv costumes, but enjoys designing her own even more. During the day Krys designs software to be fun and easy to use. During her spare time... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Bretschneider

Debbie Bretschneider

City of Saratoga
Debbie Bretschneider loves to costume at conventions. Hall costuming is always a blast. Latest award was Best Workmanship at the Westercon 66 masquerade.
DS

Douglas Shepard

Douglas is the Editor in Chief of Orcz.com and GameShampoo.com and helps manage several projects. Approaching mastery of Found Costuming and a skilled Dust Tape crafts-person. A life-long video gamer and writer, recently married as well.


Saturday September 27, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
SandPebble E

14:00

SFX Make Up demo by Goblyn's Glen
Prosthetic makeup demonstration on live model.

Guests

Saturday September 27, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Sumac

16:00

Acting - (Don't Just Put On A Nice Costume. Be The Character)
You know that guy, in the amazing costume, standing there looking uncomfortable and behaving nothing like the character he's portraying? Don't be that guy! Come learn how to be Spiderman instead of someone standing around looking awkward in UnderRoos.

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Christopher Erickson

Christopher Erickson

Christopher Erickson: By day, EHS professional; by night, fan. I can be found at events throughout the Bay Area in various guises (but mostly The Doctor) taking photos and carousing. When not doing this, I am writing for Science Fiction/San Francisco, browsing the internet for geeky... Read More →
SP

Sarah Pugliaresi

Sarah Pugliaresi spends her days working as a Quality Engineer for a San Jose based wellness startup. By night, she is a fearless costume designer with ten years professional experience working for local theatres and independent films. When not sewing or working, she loves to read... Read More →


Saturday September 27, 2014 16:00 - 18:00
Pool Pavilion

16:00

How to pack for Far-away conventions
What do you really need to take to a con? Our experts talk about what to pack and how to pack it.

Guests
avatar for Debbie Bretschneider

Debbie Bretschneider

City of Saratoga
Debbie Bretschneider loves to costume at conventions. Hall costuming is always a blast. Latest award was Best Workmanship at the Westercon 66 masquerade.
SG

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... Read More →
SH

Shael Hawman

Shael Hawman lives in the heart of Silicon Valley. Her three cats graciously share the house with her and her mother. In addition to banging sticks together to produce knitted goodies, she writes under the name Sheryl Hayes.  When she is not knitting or writing, she works full time... Read More →
RS

Randy Smith

Randy Smith discovered the existence of fandom sometime in the dim, dark past of the 1970s when he was a skinny, bespectacled, nerdish, teenager. A few years later, fandom discovered him and there's been no turning back. He's written fanzine articles, pubbed APAzines, helped run conventions... Read More →


Saturday September 27, 2014 16:00 - 18:00
Pine
 
Sunday, September 28
 

10:00

Clothing Distressing
- A panel focusing on easy (and very inexpensive) techniques for aging new clothes in a quick and realistic fashion from my experience. So I guess this would be distressing clothing within a range of cost options.

Moderators
SP

Sarah Pugliaresi

Sarah Pugliaresi spends her days working as a Quality Engineer for a San Jose based wellness startup. By night, she is a fearless costume designer with ten years professional experience working for local theatres and independent films. When not sewing or working, she loves to read... Read More →

Guests
KB

Krys Blackwood

Krys has been a fan for her whole life, and has been costuming for about five years now. She loves faithfully recreating her favorite film and tv costumes, but enjoys designing her own even more. During the day Krys designs software to be fun and easy to use. During her spare time... Read More →
SP

Sarah Pugliaresi

Sarah Pugliaresi spends her days working as a Quality Engineer for a San Jose based wellness startup. By night, she is a fearless costume designer with ten years professional experience working for local theatres and independent films. When not sewing or working, she loves to read... Read More →


Sunday September 28, 2014 10:00 - 12:00
Pine

12:00

Mold Making demo
Learn how to make simple 1 and 2 piece molds of purchased or sculpted objects and how to cast plastic copies.

Guests
MH

Mette Hedin

See Mette's Costumes/She Builds Them in her Kitchen/But she never really got the hang of how many words go into the last line of a haiku poem as she is not a trained writer and sometimes display a severe lack of self-discipline with the written word.
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Bryan Little

I am a Sci-fi fan with ADHD which means I like a lot of things a LOT! My favorite Sci-fi book is... Ooh there's a squirrel outside my window!!! Oh, what was I saying about Tikis? They're awesome! And so is Voltron! Hey, that contains Tron in it, lol, man that Peter Davison is a cheeky... Read More →


Sunday September 28, 2014 12:00 - 14:00
Sector 8 - Room 8052

12:00

Prop Making
Moderators
Guests
KB

Krys Blackwood

Krys has been a fan for her whole life, and has been costuming for about five years now. She loves faithfully recreating her favorite film and tv costumes, but enjoys designing her own even more. During the day Krys designs software to be fun and easy to use. During her spare time... Read More →
SM

Stacy Meyn

In past metamorphoses, Stacy Meyn (aka Spacemonster) was a library clerk, A/V tech, music store manager, and DJ/producer. She webmavened during the dot.com boom (and bust), and has operated her freelance writing business, Space Ltd. , since 1994. After a lengthy stint in aviation... Read More →


Sunday September 28, 2014 12:00 - 14:00
SandPebble C

14:00

Armor Making

Sunday September 28, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
SandPebble C