First Drumheller Cos­miCon brings out colour­ful crowd

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

There was a cos­mic at­mos­phere through­out the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity last Satur­day at the first of what is hoped to be an­nual, Cos­miCon. Fans of fic­tion, fan­tasy, su­per­heroes and cos­play were out in full force ex­plor­ing the arts. Emily Holling­shead, who or­ga­nized Cos­miCon was happy with the in­au­gu­ral event.

The BCF Field House was the site of the expo where about seven ex­hibitors, in­clud­ing Trekcetera Mu­seum, which is plan­ning to open it val­ley next year and the Bad­lands Cos­play Group.

There were break off ses­sions in­clud­ing talks from Stephen Robin­son, the Youtube star of 52 Skillz on how to be­come a Youtu­ber, as wells as tales from his series “How to Learn Any­thing.”

There was also a panel dis­cus­sion en­ti­tled “Comics are for Ev­ery­one,” and a panel about Na­tional Novel Writ­ing Month(NaNoWriMo) and ben­e­fits of tak- ing part in the ex­er­cise. There was a chance for par­tic­i­pants to learn more about video games and table­top fam­ily friendly games. They could also re­lax and screen Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens or The Se­cret World of Ar­ri­ertty.

The event con­cluded with its Cos­play Con­trast Mas­quer­ade, judged by the Bad­lands Cos­play Group.

Holling­shead sees room for the event to ex­pand, is pos­i­tive about the fu­ture, and is look­ing for­ward to next year.

Mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

The pa­rade of cos­play en­thu­si­asts at the First Drumheller Cos­miCon.

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