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Sunday, August 20 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cosplay and Consent
The last few years have shown a lot of movement toward understanding the need for harassment and consent policies that include and support cosplayers, but people still have questions about how to engage with cosplayers as fellow fans. And many cosplayers have questions about what reasonable expectations they should be able to have when it comes to wearing costumes at conventions. Cosplayers Marcy, Tea, Geisha, and Theo will be joined by inclusion consultant Jay to share their experiences with consent both good and bad, and what conventions -- and individual fans-- can do to make cosplay-friendly spaces for people of all genders and gender expressions.

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Tea Fougner (Tea Berry-Blue)

Tea Fougner, AKA Tea Berry-Blue, reads comics for a living! She’s a writer, editor, cosplayer, and Digital Project Manager at King Features Syndicate, which distributes comics to nearly 5000 newspapers. You can find her managing content on ComicsKingdom.com and the official Pope... Read More →

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Jay Edidin

Jay Edidin is a reasonably professional writer, editor, and podcaster; an occasional performer; a fledgling New Yorker; and a good card to pull out when your parents claim that knowing that Cyclops's optic blasts aren't lasers can't net you a real job. He writes comics, short fic... Read More →
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Cosplayer, Cosmetologist, Advocate, Motivational Speaker, Imagery By GeishaVi
GeishaVi is a cosplayer, cosmetologist, costume designer, and stage performer in New York City. She’s performed and modeled in cosplay and alternative fashion for more than 10 years, and has been a cosplay guest for conventions in the US and Canada. An Anti-Harassment, Body Pos... Read More →
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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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Theo Tiedemann

Theo Tiedemann is a filmmaker and actor based in New York. An avid cosplayer, artist, writer, and the creator of an original Teen Wolf-inspired fan series called By The Code, which can be found on Vimeo and YouTube.

Sunday August 20, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room C