Article and Photos by Jason Setnyk
Cornwall Ontario — CoTiCon took place Saturday August 22nd at the Cornwall Civic Complex.
Here are Seeker Snapshots taken by Jason Sentyk.
Cosplayers and geek culture enthusiasts are enjoying CoTiCon (Cornwall Tiny Convention) at the Cornwall Civic Complex.
The event featured 45 exhibitors and artists including Ottawa City Garrison 501st Legion from Star Wars.
There was also a line up of special guests and panelist covering cosplaying and crafting, gaming, and a masquerade. Another highlight was a comedic speech from voice actor Geoff Allan.
“I hope that local geek culture fans will participate in this fun event and cosplay (costume play) for the occasion”, said event organizer Annie DeRochie before the event.
“We will be hosting a masquerade (costume competition) for those who would like to have their costume judged by our guest cosplayers including some cosplay masters”. The masquerade took place at 5pm.
There is also lots for gamers. “Of special note is our extensive gaming opportunities including a Super Smash Bros tournament, locations to play Magic The Gathering and 3DS meet ups.”
This year CoTiCon partnered with Big Brother & Big Sister and the Cornwall Public Library.
Here are some more photos from Saturday.
There was a lot to see and do for both kids and adults alike!
From vendors to people dressed in costumes – it was a visually interesting event.
John Lister got a little choked up when he met Darth Vader.
From anime to super heroes – there was all kinds of cos-play. Here is a vendor dressed as Catwoman.
Bernadette Clement, the Federal Liberal MP for SDSG, used the force as she picked up this red lightsaber.
Read Jason Setnyk’s interview with event founder Annie DeRochie here: