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Saturday, August 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Race, Gender, and Other Challenges in Cosplay
A roundtable discussion of challenging elements in cosplay, from skin-darkening make-ups to the potential for transphobic language around crossplay. Our panelists will share stories, make recommendations, and probably laugh a lot in the process.

Moderators
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Rachel Greeman

Secretary to the Board, Geeks OUT
Rachel Greeman is a member of Geeks OUT, and co-host (with Ari Rose) of the Legends in Review podcast, and a body positive coplayer based in New York.

Speakers
avatar for Dax ExclamationPoint

Dax ExclamationPoint

Dax ExclamationPoint is a member of House of Gunt, a drag house and performance art troupe from Savannah, Georgia. She is also an avid cosplayer, and as a contestant on Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, served superhero realness to television screens around the world.
avatar for Jay Justice

Jay Justice

Jay Justice is a costumer, actress, consultant and activist who has designed and constructed more than 80 handmade costumes, including She Hulk as seen on the cosplay variant cover for Marvel's A-Force #1. She is an outspoken LGBTQ and disability advocate dedicated to making fand... Read More →
avatar for Marcy Schwerin

Marcy Schwerin

Marcy Schwerin runs Stark Enterprises Props and Costuming, a Brooklyn-based designer and manufacturer of replica outfits and gear from superhero and science fiction comics and films. They specialize in the use of 3D printing, taking cosplay beyond the limitations of conventional... Read More →
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Hannah Simpson

Hannah Simpson is now available in female. She is a writer, advocate, educator, stand-up comic, and unabashed snarky Jewish nerd girl talking transgender and LGBTQ issues in New York City and beyond. Her writing has appeared on Refinery29, The Guardian, HuffPost, and other sites... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room B