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Friday, September 22
 

1:45pm

Cosplay Time Management
Learn tips and tricks to make the most of your time when working on a cosplay. Discussions about handling stress, planning your costume, storing your materials, buying materials and motivating yourself.

Presented by Ashley's Creative Studio 

Friday September 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

2:45pm

Cosplay Q&A
We've all wanted to walk in the shoes of our favourite character.  Cosplay allows this wish to become reality.  Come join our cosplay guests as they talk about how they came to cosplay and answer your questions.

Guests
avatar for Kiss a Frog Cosplay

Kiss a Frog Cosplay

Cosplay
Kiss a Frog Cosplay (AKA Alicia Renaé) is a 26 year old plus-sized, body-positive Cosplayer from Charleston, WV with a cosplay and J-Fashion career spanning 5 years. She has been featured on the interwebs by AFROPUNK, Black Girl Nerds, Anime Complexium, Art of Cosplay, Black Nerd... Read More →
avatar for Panterona

Panterona

Cosplay
Panterona is an award winning cosplayer, fashion/costume designer, model and convention organiser from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. She has been actively cosplaying for the past 13 years has won a number of cosplay competitions in Trinidad and Tobago, across the Caribbean... Read More →
avatar for Ri Care

Ri Care

Cosplay
Ri Care has been cosplaying for a little under four years and has grown exponentially in the last two years. She loves to engage with her fans as often as she can through her cosplay and love of video games, anime and all things nerdy. She has begun over the last two years to create... Read More →
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Wuckajuice

Cosplay
Wuckajuice is a local cosplay face who’s been floating around for a few years now, usually notable for having a strange fascination for horns and antlers and a personal vendetta against average door frame proportions. Best known of her works are her Lady Loki, Hellgirl, and original... Read More →


Friday September 22, 2017 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 302 WTCC

3:45pm

Cosplay For Men
Cosplay is a largely female dominated field.  Ever wondered what it is like being a man making a place in the industry?  What hurdles and double-standards are faced?  Want to get into cosplay and not sure how or where to start?  This panel will tell you how.

Presenters
avatar for Nathan DeLuca

Nathan DeLuca

Presenter
Nathan DeLuca is a cosplayer, prop maker and nerd personality living in Halifax, NS, and cosplaying around the globe. Having worked with and for clients such as Sony, Activision, Blizzard and Respawn Entertainment, Nathan's passion for costume building brings him around the world... Read More →


Friday September 22, 2017 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

3:45pm

PlushProps 101 - Beginner
Join Stephanie Leonhart in a plush props workshop. We'll be building you're own plush buddy while learning some basic sewing and skills. Choice of kits to be announced $15 a person covers the cost of materials and use of tools provided.

Presented by Stephanie Leonhart 

Friday September 22, 2017 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Room 306 WTCC

5:00pm

Making a Cosplay Character
Cosplay is a unique way to take a comic, anime or videogame character and bring them fully into the real world.  Panterona will discuss this process, and how to bring life to a character as more than just a costume.

Guests
avatar for Panterona

Panterona

Cosplay
Panterona is an award winning cosplayer, fashion/costume designer, model and convention organiser from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. She has been actively cosplaying for the past 13 years has won a number of cosplay competitions in Trinidad and Tobago, across the Caribbean... Read More →


Friday September 22, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Room 301 WTCC

5:30pm

Roy Wooley's Prop-Weapon Fabrication
Make your own sword!  Learn the basics of foam prop fabrication.  Bring home your own foam weapon.  

(Workshop cost $30.  All materials included in the price.)

Ensure you have a spot, pre-register now! 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hal-con-2017-roy-wooley-workshops-tickets-37471366867

Guests
avatar for Roy Wooley

Roy Wooley

Makeup Artist
Roy Wooley is an amazing special effects makeup artist and prop master whose impressive resume spans more than two decades and includes work on such box office hits as Zombieland and Rob Zombie’s Halloween II. In 2012, Roy appeared as a contestant on Syfy’s number one reality... Read More →


Friday September 22, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 306 WTCC

6:45pm

Making Your Impossible Cosplay Possible
Some projects just seem impossible to do, but with good planning anything is possible. Come learn ways to plan out and break down cosplays that will surely help you on your next dream costume.

Presented by Su Hyun Kim 

Friday September 22, 2017 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

8:00pm

The History of Cosplay
Have you ever wondered how cosplay got its start? This panel will discuss the history of cosplay from its origins in the early 20th century to the present day as well as how cosplay has changed over the years and the role that technology and media has played in cosplays evolution.

Presented by Aimee Brooks 

Friday September 22, 2017 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Room 301 WTCC
 
Saturday, September 23
 

10:00am

Atlantic Fabrics Presents: The Wonders of Worbla!
Want to bring your cosplay to the next level?  Come discover the wonders of Worbla as Atlantic Fabrics shows you what it is and how to make the most of it for all your cosplay needs.

Saturday September 23, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 301 WTCC

10:45am

Fursuits and Fur
Everything furry, fursuiting and more. Let's all gather and talk about the local fursuiting community and all it has to offer!

Presented by Alisyn O'Leary 

Saturday September 23, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 304 WTCC

11:00am

Armour Making 101
Learn how to make cosplay armour like a pro with Cosplayer Nathan DeLuca.


Presenters
avatar for Nathan DeLuca

Nathan DeLuca

Presenter
Nathan DeLuca is a cosplayer, prop maker and nerd personality living in Halifax, NS, and cosplaying around the globe. Having worked with and for clients such as Sony, Activision, Blizzard and Respawn Entertainment, Nathan's passion for costume building brings him around the world... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 301 WTCC

11:45am

Cosplay for Everyone
If you love a character, how much does race, sex or physicality matter?  Kiss A Frog will discuss the role this plays in cosplay, and how to own a character, regardless of all of these things.

Guests
avatar for Kiss a Frog Cosplay

Kiss a Frog Cosplay

Cosplay
Kiss a Frog Cosplay (AKA Alicia Renaé) is a 26 year old plus-sized, body-positive Cosplayer from Charleston, WV with a cosplay and J-Fashion career spanning 5 years. She has been featured on the interwebs by AFROPUNK, Black Girl Nerds, Anime Complexium, Art of Cosplay, Black Nerd... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 11:45am - 12:30pm
Room 302 WTCC

12:45pm

Pattern Creation 101
Please join Panterona in this crash course on creating a simple bodice top pattern for beginners and those looking to learn the basics of sewing!

If you can, please bring a ruler and note pad. 

Guests
avatar for Panterona

Panterona

Cosplay
Panterona is an award winning cosplayer, fashion/costume designer, model and convention organiser from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. She has been actively cosplaying for the past 13 years has won a number of cosplay competitions in Trinidad and Tobago, across the Caribbean... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

2:45pm

Building Horns and Headdresses
Ever wanted to create a lightweight but door-frame-defying set of antlers? How about a horned crown that even Loki would be envious of? Then this is the panel for you! This panel will be exploring the entire process from patterns to painting for creating your own set of impressive headgear out of lightweight and inexpensive materials.
 
Presented by Luca-Jean Kelly (Wuckajuice Cosplay) 

Saturday September 23, 2017 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

3:30pm

Roy Wooley's Monster Painting Techniques
Learn different techniques to add depth and dimension to your mass, prosthetics and make-ups.  Walk away with your own custom painted prosthetic piece in hand.  

(Workshop cost $30.  All materials included in the price.)

Ensure you have a spot, pre-register now! 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hal-con-2017-roy-wooley-workshops-tickets-37471366867

Guests
avatar for Roy Wooley

Roy Wooley

Makeup Artist
Roy Wooley is an amazing special effects makeup artist and prop master whose impressive resume spans more than two decades and includes work on such box office hits as Zombieland and Rob Zombie’s Halloween II. In 2012, Roy appeared as a contestant on Syfy’s number one reality... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 306 WTCC

4:00pm

5:45pm

PlushProps 500 - Advanced
Join Stephanie Leonhart in a plush props workshop. We'll be building you're own plush buddy while learning some basic sewing and skills. Choice of kits to be announced $20 a person covers the cost of materials and use of tools provided. Kits are bigger than the basics workshop and have more parts.

Presented by Stephanie Leonhart 

Saturday September 23, 2017 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Room 306 WTCC

7:45pm

A Survivor's Guide to Cosplay Contests
Ever thought about competeing in the costume contests but never knew how to start? Polar Cosplay shows you how to plan and prepare for your very first attempt or help polish yourself up for the next level.

Learn what to expect, tips for presenting on stage and everything in between.

Presented by  Rebecca Graves

Saturday September 23, 2017 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

8:30pm

MHA Explains Itself
MHA will be holding a gathering to recount their adventures and how they came to form their group. We'll also have a Q&A about getting into armour building and how to get out there and have fun with it. We will also be showing a short film!

Presented by Maritime Heavy Armour 

Saturday September 23, 2017 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Room 302 WTCC
 
Sunday, September 24
 

10:00am

3D Printing in Cosplay
Cosplayer Nathan DeLuca will discuss the use of 3D printing in various aspects of cosplay and how to utilize the technology to bring your cosplays to the next level.

Presenters
avatar for Nathan DeLuca

Nathan DeLuca

Presenter
Nathan DeLuca is a cosplayer, prop maker and nerd personality living in Halifax, NS, and cosplaying around the globe. Having worked with and for clients such as Sony, Activision, Blizzard and Respawn Entertainment, Nathan's passion for costume building brings him around the world... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 301 WTCC

10:15am

Roy Wooley's Foam Fabrication (Helmets)
Learn how to pattern, cut and assemble your very own helmet.  These techniques are the cornerstone of foam fabrication.  Demonstration and hands-on tutorial where you will make your very own helmet.  

(Workshop cost $30.  All materials included in the price.)

Ensure you have a spot, pre-register now! 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hal-con-2017-roy-wooley-workshops-tickets-37471366867

Guests
avatar for Roy Wooley

Roy Wooley

Makeup Artist
Roy Wooley is an amazing special effects makeup artist and prop master whose impressive resume spans more than two decades and includes work on such box office hits as Zombieland and Rob Zombie’s Halloween II. In 2012, Roy appeared as a contestant on Syfy’s number one reality... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Room 306 WTCC

4:00pm

Costume Contest 2017!
Welcome to the 2017 Hal-Con Costume Contest! We've had marriage proposals, heavy combat, acrobats and showcase the very best in costuming  as well as performance talent. You never know what might happen, don't miss out on this exciting event! 

If you are looking to enter the costume contest please visit the costume contest information page: Costume Contest Information

Sunday September 24, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Coca-Cola Stage, 2nd Floor WTCC