Jason Setnyk

The Force is Strong at CoTiCon 2015

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Article and Photos by Jason Setnyk

Cornwall Ontario — CoTiCon took place Saturday August 22nd at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

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Here are Seeker Snapshots taken by Jason Sentyk.

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Cosplayers and geek culture enthusiasts are enjoying CoTiCon (Cornwall Tiny Convention) at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

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The event featured 45 exhibitors and artists including Ottawa City Garrison 501st Legion from Star Wars.

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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.

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“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.

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“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.

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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.”

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This year CoTiCon partnered with Big Brother & Big Sister and the Cornwall Public Library.

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Here are some more photos from Saturday.

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There was a lot to see and do for both kids and adults alike!

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From vendors to people dressed in costumes – it was a visually interesting event.

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John Lister got a little choked up when he met Darth Vader.

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From anime to super heroes – there was all kinds of cos-play. Here is a vendor dressed as Catwoman.

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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:
https://theseeker.ca/coticon-2015-this-saturday-five-questions-with-annie-derochie/14519/

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