Conquering the Spectrum: Conventions and Cosplay with Autism Panel – NC Comicon Oak City 2017

Conquering the Spectrum: Conventions and Cosplay with Autism Panel – NC Comicon Oak City 2017

Many people in the nerd and convention communities are diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, which includes more severe cases of autism as well as higher functioning Asperger Syndrome. At NC Comicon: Oak City 2017, I sat down with Aaron Busse (AKA Something Different Cosplay), and local NC writer Zack Smith to discuss our experiences living with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, what draws people with autism to video games, fandoms and conventions, and advice for overcoming its challenges. If you are interested in having me speak or sit on a panel at conventions…

Colorful Kaiju Discussion Panel – Illogicon 2017

Colorful Kaiju Discussion Panel – Illogicon 2017

At Illogicon 2017 in Cary, NC; I was invited to sit on a discussion panel about the themes and history of kaiju (giant monsters), alongside local science fiction authors Natania Barron, Richard Dansky, and Jesse Galena. Yes, this is about a month overdue, but a hard drive failure on my computer prevented me from rendering out this file sooner. Better late than never! Colorful Kaiju Discussion Panel – Illogicon 2017 If you like what you heard from the other panelists, check out their websites! Natania Barron Richard Dansky Jesse Galena…

CosFit: Cosplay as Motivation for Fitness and Better Living – Cosplay America 2016

CosFit: Cosplay as Motivation for Fitness and Better Living – Cosplay America 2016

This year I began hosting a panel at local comic and anime conventions entitled CosFit: Cosplay as Motivation for Fitness and Better Living. I finally had an opportunity to get a recording of the panel when it was held at Cosplay America on October 23rd, 2016. I was joined by Captain Cosplay, QuidditchDragon Cosplay, and Klaus Edwards Cosplay and with recording by Goth Mama Cosplay. If you have your own questions about cosplay and/or fitness, feel free to contact me or any of the other panelists on the Facebook pages….