March 15, 2017

Shuto Con 2017 Approaches!

This weekend is Shuto Con, a lovely little convention up in Lansing, Michigan - I think it's in it's 7th year (oh jeez where does the time go, seriously I remember vending at the first one of these...), if I'm reading the website right.

ANYway, it's a cool little convention (okay by little it's like 5,000, but you see, my frame of reference are ACen - 16,000+ and Gen Con 60,000, so don't judge me okay). They have all sorts of neat things to do, and this year I'm just going as a presenter (I'm hoping to vend next year, I realized I actually have enough stuff to fill a big booth, and will have lots more by next year).

So just what am I presenting about? COSPLAY and ART, of course! I'm always open for suggestions on other types of panels people would want to see, so feel free to send me ideas.

Saturday 2 - 3 pm
Her Legs are HOW long?
An interactive drawing panel on how to draw properly proportioned people

A popular panel of mine - Come and join me in a learning experience for basic body proportions, with a follow-along drawing session at the end. Sketchbooks recommended, but I always bring extra paper and pencils with me for those who need them. ALL SKILL LEVELS are welcome here!

Saturday 4 - 5:30 pm
Tales from the Tabletop

Another favorite panel, this one is based on Tabletop RPGs where my Husband and I are here to talk about gaming experiences and help answer questions from the audience! We have a whole host of interesting stories of stuff that went Horribly Wrong (but Hilarious), to Super Great Times - come and chat with us about RPGs! NEW: Extra Half Hour added at the end!!

Saturday 5 - 6 pm
Intro to Cosplay Sewing

My basic introductory course about making your own cosplays! This panel is designed to get you started on your journey, introduce some techniques, as well as basic vocabulary for the fledgling cosplayer! All skill levels welcome, but this panel is definitely geared towards beginners. I will have a few book available if anybody is interested!

Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cosplay Level UP!

The follow up to my Introductory course - here I will introduce some other techniques that you can use to embellish your costumes, including things like applique, paint, and using textures and fabrics you might not have thought of. Ideal for the intermediate/beginner, but ALL skill levels are welcome! I'll also have whatever extra books I've got left over at this seminar, so if you're interested in one, I'll have em on hand!

Sunday 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Time in a Box: Tips for Comic Panel Layout

Come and listen to me gush about comics! I love drawing comics, and I love examining what makes them TICK. (no pun intended, okay probably intended, don't give me that look). I go over a lot of the basic "anatomy" of what's in a panel, and how you can set up your pages and panels to get the effects your looking for - and keep your comic readable!

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