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Saturday, October 27 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Cosplay and Diversity

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If you follow the world of Cosplay, no doubt you've noticed that it's unfortunately not immune to racism and ignorance. There have been a number of high profile cases of black face makeup, people of colour being told they can't Cosplay characters whose skin tone doesn't match their own, or being passed over by photographers at conventions.

At Hal-Con, we don't stand for stuff like that! Join two of our esteemed Cosplay guests, and a local favourite, as they discuss why it's so important to embrace diversity, especially in Cosplay -- a world that's meant to be fun and fictional not judgemental and angry.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the cosplay guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

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Dorasae Rosario, known as Akakioga, has been cosplaying for over 4 years and is most known for her Genderbend Static Shock and humanoid Orisa from Overwatch. She is a activist for all cosplayers, promoting that no matter what size, race, sexuality, gender, or even skin tone, should... Read More →
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Knightmage Cosplay

Michael “Knightmage” Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio. A current decorated 17 year veteran Deputy Sheriff for the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, Michael has been cosplaying since 2012 but the love for the comic and... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm ADT
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1