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Friday, May 30 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Cosplay =/= Consent aka basic Con and Cosplay Ettiquette

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The ‘Cosplay is not Consent’ movement actually reaches out a LOT further than just through being photographed without permission. It’s more of an anti-harassment movement, which can encompass anything from inappropriate gawking/glaring, which can make people feel very uncomfortable, to inappropriate and unwelcome touching or word exchange, which both men and women have been victim to.  Especially in the geek community where many of the people are too shy or afraid to speak up, or worried that by saying no, they’re going to cause an issue of some sort, even though they were just put in a position of feeling violated.  This is just a basic etiquette panel on, “just because you’re at a con, doesn’t mean all rules are out the window!” People still have feelings, there are still boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed just like on the street or in the office, and just because a costume is showing some skin….it’s not an excuse for inappropriate behavior.  Through a series of power point presentation and mini-skits, we’ll go over some do’s and don’ts during certain situations that may and will come up during your convention experience.

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Mogchelle Cosplay

Mogchelle Cosplay
Michelle Mussoni, also known in the Cosplay (a play on words meaning Costume Play) world as Cospinay or Mogchelle, started in the costume world by just being an average geek attending a Japanese Animation convention in 1999. Seeing all the other people in costumes around, just looked... Read More →

Friday May 30, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Room 143-144 Indiana Convention Center