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Friday, October 28
 

5:00pm

Minimalist/Entry Level Cosplay
New to cosplaying? Not sure where to start? Not sure of your crafting skill level or budget? Come listen as our panelists talk easy entry points to cosplay from your closet and beyond.

Moderators
NL

Nate Leyba

Natalie (Nate) Leyba is an avid reader and an aficionado of both anime and manga. Her interest in books range from sci-fi/fantasy to nonfiction and everything in between. Natalie does tend to gravitate toward the sci-fi /fantasy/urban fantasy end of the spectrum, though. She has attended... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Evangeline Denmark

Evangeline Denmark

Authors Row
Evangeline Denmark writes fiction with hints of whimsy, glimmers of fantasy, and strokes of the supernatural. Her debut novel, Curio, was an RT Reviews Top Pick. USA Today called the world-building “two levels of genius.” A steampunk fantasy with shades of The Wild, Wild West... Read More →
KD

Kory Denmark

Kory Denmark and wife Evangeline are a team when it comes to cosplay. She writes steampunk fiction and dreams up gadgets, but as an engineer and artist, he can actually craft them.
MB

Megan Bethards

Meghan Bethards has over a decade of experience in costume conception and creation. From the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) recreating historic garb she moved on to any fandom that sat still long enough for her to get at it—comics, animation, video games, and literary sources... Read More →
avatar for Paul Lell

Paul Lell

The One in Charge, Kalijor Press
Paul Lell was born and grew up in the Denver area, where he was encouraged by friends and family to imagine worlds without limits. He wrote stories and game mastered RPGs for his friends, which led to the development of whole worlds and their inhabitants. After trying a few different... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Wind River B Ground Floor

7:15pm

Face On! SFX Makeup for Stage and Screen
Come hear secrets that go way beyond contouring from Todd Debreceni, author of the acclaimed Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen!

Moderators
avatar for Todd Debreceni

Todd Debreceni

Head Flunky, BaPoFX, LLC
Todd Debreceni has created makeup, makeup effects, special effects and props for stage productions ranging from Elephant Man to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. His film and TV credits include Contact; Batman and Robin; Captain Phillips; Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves; and JAG. Recipient... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Wind River A, Wind River B Ground Floor
 
Saturday, October 29
 

10:00am

Cosplay/Costuming as Art
Come listen to our panelists talk about the line between costuming and art and the blurring thereof.

Moderators
CO

Charles Orndorff

Charles and Tauni Orndorff are Colorado natives who started creating costumes for Halloween shortly after getting married. They have been costuming for nearly two decades and have participated in several contests including MileHiCon, Opus, Starfest and World Con (Denvention), and... Read More →

Participants
CO

Charles Orndorff

Charles and Tauni Orndorff are Colorado natives who started creating costumes for Halloween shortly after getting married. They have been costuming for nearly two decades and have participated in several contests including MileHiCon, Opus, Starfest and World Con (Denvention), and... Read More →
MB

Megan Bethards

Meghan Bethards has over a decade of experience in costume conception and creation. From the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) recreating historic garb she moved on to any fandom that sat still long enough for her to get at it—comics, animation, video games, and literary sources... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh is an artist and maker based in the Denver area specializing in decorative and functional pottery, and fantasy and historical sartorial arts. A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy literature, alternate worlds influence the styles and themes of her art. Currently... Read More →
avatar for Paul Lell

Paul Lell

The One in Charge, Kalijor Press
Paul Lell was born and grew up in the Denver area, where he was encouraged by friends and family to imagine worlds without limits. He wrote stories and game mastered RPGs for his friends, which led to the development of whole worlds and their inhabitants. After trying a few different... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Wind River B Ground Floor

11:00am

Behind the Scenes: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume
Before it opens Nov. 13 at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), take a unique journey into the making of Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume with interpretive specialist Stefania Van Dyke, whose work on crafting the DAM’s unique presentation took her to Skywalker Ranch … three times!

Moderators
SV

Stefania Van Dyke

Stefania Van Dyke is interpretive specialist for textile art and special projects at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), which recently has involved working on the exhibition, Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume, opening at the DAM on November 13. While researching and selecting items... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Grand Mesa

12:00pm

The Parsimonius Steampunk
Come learn strategies for finding clothing parts suitable for modding into steampunk attire and dress accessories.

Moderators
avatar for Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh is an artist and maker based in the Denver area specializing in decorative and functional pottery, and fantasy and historical sartorial arts. A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy literature, alternate worlds influence the styles and themes of her art. Currently... Read More →

Participants
BL

Becca Lee

Becca Lee has been a fixture at MileHiCon since the tail end of the Reagan administration. Currently nose-deep in research for a book on Edwardian women's clothing and social history, she now knows more about the Belle Epoque than she thought possible, and will expound upon it at... Read More →
avatar for Evangeline Denmark

Evangeline Denmark

Authors Row
Evangeline Denmark writes fiction with hints of whimsy, glimmers of fantasy, and strokes of the supernatural. Her debut novel, Curio, was an RT Reviews Top Pick. USA Today called the world-building “two levels of genius.” A steampunk fantasy with shades of The Wild, Wild West... Read More →
KD

Kory Denmark

Kory Denmark and wife Evangeline are a team when it comes to cosplay. She writes steampunk fiction and dreams up gadgets, but as an engineer and artist, he can actually craft them.


Saturday October 29, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor

1:00pm

Kiddie Kosplay: Dress Up Your Kid
Costuming for kids—everything from cute baby costumes to getting your teenager in on your group cosplay. Share tips, tricks, trials, and errors.

Moderators
avatar for Meg Ward

Meg Ward

Active Track Coordinator, MileHiCon
Meg Ward is a longtime science fiction enthusiast whose hobbies include roller derby, beer brewing, cryptography, convention running, and fiber arts. She resides in Denver with three cats, two geeks-in-training, and an equally geeky husband.

Participants
IB

Ian Brazee-Cannon

Ian Brazee-Cannon is a writer, film maker, game designer, podcaster, and father. His short stories have been published in The Fifth Di..., Wondrous Web Worlds, Forgotten Worlds, Tales of the Talisman, May-December Publications' anthology, Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy, and the shared... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh is an artist and maker based in the Denver area specializing in decorative and functional pottery, and fantasy and historical sartorial arts. A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy literature, alternate worlds influence the styles and themes of her art. Currently... Read More →
RB

Richard Blake

Richard Blake is a full-time father and part-time educator who spends his life embracing the bleeding and bludgeoning edges of both science fiction and science education. As his alter ego Dok Science, Richard designs and delivers scifi-inspired STEM and writing programs to local elementary... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

2:00pm

Using 3-D Printers for Costuming
Join master costumers Charles and Tauni for a demonstration of using a 3-D printer for costuming.

Participants
CO

Charles Orndorff

Charles and Tauni Orndorff are Colorado natives who started creating costumes for Halloween shortly after getting married. They have been costuming for nearly two decades and have participated in several contests including MileHiCon, Opus, Starfest and World Con (Denvention), and... Read More →
TO

Tauni Orndorff

Charles and Tauni Orndorff are Colorado natives who started creating costumes for Halloween shortly after getting married. They have been costuming for nearly two decades and have participated in several contests including MileHiCon, Opus, Starfest and World Con (Denvention), and... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Bristlecone Ground Floor
 
Sunday, October 30
 

10:00am

The Costume Exchange
Bring costume/cosplay items you no longer want/fit/use and trade for something different/new!

Moderators
NL

Nate Leyba

Natalie (Nate) Leyba is an avid reader and an aficionado of both anime and manga. Her interest in books range from sci-fi/fantasy to nonfiction and everything in between. Natalie does tend to gravitate toward the sci-fi /fantasy/urban fantasy end of the spectrum, though. She has attended... Read More →

Sunday October 30, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

11:00am

Technocostuming
Beyond sewing and hot glue guns, there’s an entire field of costuming involving LED lights and other technical wizardry. Come hear how these can add to your costume and presentation.

Moderators
BL

Becca Lee

Becca Lee has been a fixture at MileHiCon since the tail end of the Reagan administration. Currently nose-deep in research for a book on Edwardian women's clothing and social history, she now knows more about the Belle Epoque than she thought possible, and will expound upon it at... Read More →

Participants
CO

Charles Orndorff

Charles and Tauni Orndorff are Colorado natives who started creating costumes for Halloween shortly after getting married. They have been costuming for nearly two decades and have participated in several contests including MileHiCon, Opus, Starfest and World Con (Denvention), and... Read More →
KD

Kory Denmark

Kory Denmark and wife Evangeline are a team when it comes to cosplay. She writes steampunk fiction and dreams up gadgets, but as an engineer and artist, he can actually craft them.
MB

Megan Bethards

Meghan Bethards has over a decade of experience in costume conception and creation. From the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) recreating historic garb she moved on to any fandom that sat still long enough for her to get at it—comics, animation, video games, and literary sources... Read More →
TO

Tauni Orndorff

Charles and Tauni Orndorff are Colorado natives who started creating costumes for Halloween shortly after getting married. They have been costuming for nearly two decades and have participated in several contests including MileHiCon, Opus, Starfest and World Con (Denvention), and... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Wind River B Ground Floor