We will be at Izumicon here in Oklahoma , November 9-11th! We will not be vending, but we will be hosting 5 panels, plus one sit-in panel. A “sit-in” panel is when you are invited to sit in on a panel being hosted by someone else, so that you can provide extra support. The schedule is not yet finalized, so days/times may change!
- Saturday 11AM – The Influence of Anime in Steampunk
- Saturday 12PM – Steampunk For Beginners
- Saturday 3PM – Steampunk Cosplay Fusion
- Saturday 7PM – Advanced LARP: Inspiring Emotion
- Sunday 10AM – SIT IN – Character Development: Multiple Perspective
- Sunday 1PM – Basic Nerf Painting
Obviously, the Influence of Anime in Steampunk will be all about how steampunk already exists in the anime world. We have a special love for both anime and steampunk, and you can find the steamer element in a lot of anime’s out there (such as Steamboy). There’s no reason why you can’t love both worlds! Come join us to find out more.
Steampunk for Beginners is where we’ll explain what Steampunk is. This panel will help you understand Steampunk before you dive into fusing it with your anime cosplay. Plus, you might find that you like steampunk in general. The aesthetics are beautiful, creative, and fun! It fits in with more than just anime – it’s great for historians, scifi buffs, and gothies too.
For the Steampunk Cosplay Fusion, we have some photos of some very talented cosplayers lined up. They are amazing steampunk versions of anime characters that we think people will love! We’ve got permission from some of the cosplayers, but we’re still waiting on permissions from photographers. They are going to provide excellent examples of how you can add some steampunk to your cosplay. We’ll go over some basic steampunk aesthetics and discuss ways to incorporate it into your anime cosplay. I highly recommend showing up to the panel in your favorite anime costume so we can help you with steampunk fusion ideas!
Advanced Larping isn’t specifically for steampunk. This is for any Live Action Rolplaying Game. We’ve been larping for over 10 years and we’ve played both good and evil characters. Our best played roles have been the bad guys, but it’s only because of the acting skills and tricks we’ve learned that inspire emotion. If you can master the techniques that we’re going to show you, your character will really come to life in a live action game. This panel is a must for any roleplayers – anime, steampunk, vampire, or other!
We can’t tell you much about the Character Development panel since it’s not being ran by us specifically. However, our roleplaying experience (as mentioned above) gives is a lot of character development experience. This should be a good panel if you want to get into role playing, whether larp or tabletop games.
Basic Nerf Painting is also not specific to steampunk. Yes, steamers do a ton of nerf modding, but so do lots of other genres of cosplay. If you like to play video games, like Halo or Borderlands, then you want to make the gun prop look as realistic to the game as you can. With anime characters that carry weaponry, having the perfect nerf mod will seriously compliment your cosplay! The basics really aren’t that hard and you’ll be amazed at what you can do with just a little insight in nerf modding!
We’ll be there all three days with a limited number of our crew in Steampunk costume. We’d love to talk to you and take photos of your amazing anime cosplay. We’re available to hang out and have fun at the convention all weekend, including hosting a game of Cards Against Humanity on Saturday night (18+ only, email for details). So come join us in November!