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Main Events Room

Cosplay Skits - Practice Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This time is set aside to allow skit performers a chance to try out their acts on our stage. 

Cosplay Skits

1:00 - 2:00 PM

This event is competitive and requires sign up at the information desk as well as attendance of the practice time (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM). 

Show off your acting ability as well as your costuming prowess in this fun filled event. Skits are 3 to 5 minutes long and family friendly. 

Costume Designer Fashion Show

3:00 - 4:00 PM

A runway show of local and visiting costume designers. From fantasy to cosplay-inspired to convention aesthetic, a fun show followed by a meet and greet of the designers behind the clothes!

Iron Cosplay

4:00 - 5:00 PM

This fan favorite event is back and at a new time for Cosplacon 2019!

This event involved audience participation and judging so be ready to be a part of the action. Groups are selected and given odds and ends to make a cosplay in just 15 minutes! The results are always entertaining so make sure not to miss out on it.

Opening Ceremonies

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Cosplacon 2019 is officially underway! Join us to kick off our 7th year.

Volunteer Sign-Ups

6:00 - 6:30 PM

Would you like to help us make Cosplacon 2019 a success? Would you like to earn up to two free passes for Cosplacon 2020? Join us during this time to find out more.

Masquerade Ball

- Presented by Brass Engine Productions

7:00 -9:00 PM

Join Brass Engine Productions as they host an evening of dancing and light refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask. At the end of the evening, we will hold a costume contest for the Best Dressed of the Ball.

Queens of Cosplay - Cosplay Drag Show - 18+ ID REQUIRED

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Welcome to Cosplacon's fourth annual drag show! This will most definitely be a one of a kind event that you do not want to miss! 

Come watch these amazing drag performers strut their stuff on the main stage! Bring your dollars, bring your cosplays, bring your energy! This is sure to be a lively show! 

There will be an 18+ cosplay contest for the best Crossplay/Genderbent cosplay during intermission! Prizes to be announced! 




3D Modeling and Printing for Cosplay

-Presented by Brass Engine Creations

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Get an introduction to free 3d modeling software and 3d printers to help you build your next cosplay. Brass Engine Creations will walk you through the processes with a live demonstration

Cosplay and Commissions as a Profession Q&A

-Presented by HDC Fabrication

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Curious about taking your passion to the next level and pursuing cosplay and commission work professionally? We will talk about practices, tips and tricks, how and where to get started and more.

Cosplay Fitness

-Presented by Junkers Cosplay

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Speed Dating and Social

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Looking for new connections? Want to get to know Cosplacon's community, but also wanting to attend tons of panels? Want to find out who else likes your favorite things? Come to this Social Panel! It's set up similar to most speed dating panels that you might see at other conventions, but here we do it without the focus on gender or dating.

Cosplay Posing (Fitness Style)

-Presented by Junkers Cosplay

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Practical Cloning: Intro to Mold Making and Resin

-Presented by HDC Fabrication

6:00 - 8:00 PM

In this 2 hour workshop, we will go over some methods and materials for mold making and casting. Tools used to improve your molds and touch on some multi-part mold information. We will then put this info to use! You’ll be supplied with a mold making putty and resin to make your own mold! We will have some items for you to practice with or you can bring your own. Any leftover materials are yours to keep. Things can get a little messy. Gloves and an apron will be provided.

CANCELLED - Moonie Minute to Win It

-Presented by Midwest Magical Girls

8:00 - 9:00 PM

The Midwest Magical Girls have cancelled their appearance at Cosplacon 2019.

All Ages Dance Party

-Presented by DJ Shasta 

10:00 PM  - 1:00 AM

Dance the night away at our all ages Dance party.

No alcohol will be allowed inside this event space during this time.  This is a PG13 event and we ask that everyone be respectful and polite. In the case of underage drinking, drunkenness or other inappropriate behavior Cosplacon (and the Capital Plaza Hotel) reserves the right to end this event early and, if necessary, to remove any person(s) behaving in an inappropriate manner. 


The Rhapsodia Horde

-Presented by Rhapsodia Cosplay

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what the life of a Professional Cosplayer is like? Attendees will learn about the crazy life of Rhapsodia Cosplay, including funny convention stories, hilarious tales of woe, cosplay injuries, and a Q&A. 

How To Cosplay Contest

-Presented by Pros & Cons Cosplay

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to try out costume contests but don’t know how to start? Curious about what judges look for in winning costumes, or how to strut your stuff on stage? This is the panel for you! Come bring your experiences, and questions to this relaxed atmosphere to learn more about cosplay contests. This panel is hosted by Pros and Cons cosplay who are not only seasoned competitors, but also directors of various cosplay contests in the region.

Nanbaka Q&A

2:30 - 4:00 PM

Welcome to Nanba Prison. The Guards hope you enjoy your stay- as you'll never escape. Here at Nanba, our Warden has been generous enough to allow staff and prisoners to answer a full inquiry of questions. Want to ask Kenshirou about his eyepatch? Want to ask Samon why he's so short? Want to know how Hajime would react to Jyugo trying to escape the panel? Then get your free pass to Nanba Prison for our Q&A!

Voltron Cosplay Ask Panel

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Come and join us in asking your favorite paladins of Voltron in the Voltron Cosplay Ask Panel

Masquerade Mask Workshop

-Presented by Malindachan and Ex-Shadow

6:00 - 7:00 PM

It’s not to late to join the Masquerade Ball! Talk cosplay and dapper dance-wear with Kyle and Malinda while fashioning yourself a mask for the festivities.

Masquerade Mask Free Crafting

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Some craft supplies will be provided in this open crafting time but please feel free to bring your own or bring some to share.

Book Swap Party

9:00 - 11:00 PM

Come in your pjs, bring your pillows and blankets, and settle in to geek out about books!

We will have tea, cocoa and water ready. Bring your old books, manga, and comics to swap, or borrow something to read from our lending table. An open discussion about books, authors, and recommendations to add to your ‘to read’ list. All ages welcome.

Play Time: Board Game Free Play

11:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Cosplacon has a large collection of board games we’re sharing with you this year. Come by and play!

This is an all ages event


Hetalia Q&A

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Draw a Circle- that’s the Earth! At this panel you too can be Hetalia! Ask all of your favorite countries what their opinions on the other countries are! How many burgers will America eat? How many insults will France and England make to each other? Will anyone notice Canada- wait who’s that? Your questions will be answered as we draw a circle together!

I Geek and I Know Things ( A Game of Thrones Panel)

1:00 -2:00 PM

Who sits on the Iron Throne? Who still lives at the end of the world. Come discuss what is, what should have been, and what will be. Spoilers are coming.

Conundrum Cafe

3:00 - 6:30 PM

Come enjoy a delicious menu at our Red Dead Redemption themed cafe panel.

Supplies are limited.

Cosplay Horror Stories (18+) ID REQUIRED

-Presented by Pros and Cons Cosplay

8:00 - 9:00 PM

Join Pros and Cons Cosplay after dark for horrific and hilarious tales of cosplay related nonsense. Let’s laugh and cry together about some of the most ridiculous encounters, issues, and events that truly make cosplaying an EXPERIENCE. We’ve got nearly 10 years of cosplay shenanigans and mishaps under our belt, so come ready to share your own experiences in a relaxed open, group therapy session!  


10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Craft supplies will be available for you to create a masquerade mask as well as anything else your heart desires. Supplies are limited but feel free to bring your own project and get help, tips, support, or just the company of others.

** This panel is scheduled throughout the weekend, feel free to attend as often as you like but be aware that the items the convention are providing are limited and please try to use them sparingly or be willing to share with others**


Room Opens - 10:00AM

All Day Trial: Pac -Man

Pokken DX Tournament - 11 AM

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament - 2PM

Skullgirls Tournament - 6PM

Room Closed for Set Up- 10:00 - 11:00 PM

Game Room After Dark - 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM

18 and 21+ events only during this time

Room Closes - 1:00 AM