First Drumheller CosmiCon brings out colourful crowd
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.
The parade of cosplay enthusiasts at the First Drumheller CosmiCon.