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Heroic Inner Kids


Heroic Inner Kids is a nonprofit, charity organization providing creative educational and affirming outreach support to the at-risk and heath challenged future generation of the North Texas area. We help at-risk or medically fragile youth, provide community education, assist fundraising efforts with a partner charities, and provide outreach programs for end of life children to bring heroes to homes. It is our thought that everyone has an inner child that wants to be a hero, we want to inspire that in others using the legends of superheroes, fairytales and other characters.

 


Website:
www.heroicinnerkids.org

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/HeroicInnerKids

YouTube:
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7VX73TxkRJlOp0l9pgmlvmwOEKNHtCvN




THU 3:00p.m.: Kid's Closet Cosplay (45 mins.)

Room: COLONNADE A/B [Ballroom Level] Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Heroic Inner Kids

Speaking: Robert Goodrick; Daniel Sanchez; Leah Bocanegra; David Arroyo; Rebecka Hunt


How do you keep a kid in costume without breaking the bank? It is GREAT they share your love but how does a parent keep up woth the high demand to be the coolest kid at the con when you know they will outgrow the costume in a short time? Where do you fin time to build a costume cheaply? Make up just comes off, masks are hard to see through and what about bathroom breaks?! HELP!!!!

Well there is no one fits all answer but there IS help out there between parents and sometimes in your own closet. Sometimes hotglue, a bit of creativity and a little know how go toward a decent costume that will last long enough for this week's character or at least until your next paycheck.


Category: Discussion Panel




FRI 3:00p.m.: Cosplaying with Kids (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 1 [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mutants, Maidens and Munchkins Cosplay; Heroic Inner Kids

Speaking: Keely Graesser; Ty Randolph; Anna Hubbard; Ashley Scoggins


Is your kid's dress up closet overflowing? Do their Halloween costumes put the neighborhood kids to shame? Then you might have a budding cosplayer on your hands!

Come learn helpful hints to making kids' costumes on a budget (after all they grow out of them quickly!) and how to face the challenges of being a ''cosplay mom / dad.''

We'll cover the differences in making costumes for adults vs kids (ie: more limited sizes, smaller budgets, more comfortable costumes) and share some of our favorite local kid costumes.


Category: Discussion Panel




FRI 6:00p.m.: Pulp Heroes (The Pulp Justice League) (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 2/3 [Lobby Level] Rated: Mature


Produced By: Heroic Inner Kids; DFW Cosplay Gallifrey

Speaking: James Enelow; Margaret Barajas; Manuel Torres; Robert Goodrick; Daniel Calhoun


A panel on the great heroes of the past and their connections with their comic book ancestors. We will discuss such works as League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and more modern incarnations of the characters as described and included in the marvel universe and DC Universe. Panel and presentation will describe and help eager minds to study and become fans of vanishing or reinvented heroes such as Doc Savage, the Shadow, Tom Swift, G8, Tarzan, Operator 9 and Fu Manchu.


Category: Discussion Panel




FRI 9:00p.m.: OMG You're OLD! (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 2/3 [Lobby Level] Rated: Mature


Produced By: Heroic Inner Kids

Speaking: Rebecka Hunt; Robert Goodrick


Do you feel like you can't up with the pretty young girls so you are stuck playing the old maid?Are you concerned that instead of dashing older gentleman you might be taken for grumpy old grandpa? Maybe you are interested in trying and feel, ''Nah, I'm just TOO old for this.'' Maybe you started cosplaying when you weren't the youngest kid on the block, but guess what... that is OKAY!!!! There is no miracle cure for age but who said you can't have fun? People are growing to be quite open in a time when cosplayers are making themselves into all sorts of characters. If a character can be loved for being furry, blue, and mutated then it may be possible wrinkles are of no concern!

After almost 30 years of costuming/cosplay Rebecka may have some hints to help!


Category: Discussion Panel




SAT 2:00p.m.: Mom, Dad, I'm a Cosplayer. (7 hrs.)

Room: BEL-AIR 5 [Lobby Level] Rated: Teen


Produced By: Heroic Inner Kids

Speaking: Rebecka Hunt


Do you get the dismissive attitude toward your hobby? Do you have people who don't understand why you do it? Well guess what? There is actually scientific data to back up benefits to cosplay as a hobby! There are psychological documents now being presented on the hobby of cosplay and what it brings to individuals. So come learn how you can come out of the cosplay closet in a well-spoken manner. Learn about ways you can speak to how your skills cross platforms in day to day life and the benefits it gives you. While you are at it you may even learn a bit about why you find such a love for the hobby itself and how you can use these skills in other areas!


Category: Discussion Panel




SAT 3:00p.m.: 3D Printing: From Concept to Reality (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 2/3 [Lobby Level] Rated: Teen


Produced By: Heroic Inner Kids

Speaking: Axeonos Robertson; Mitch Cerroni


Going over 3D printing, design and making pieces for your costumes.


Category: Discussion Panel




SUN 10:00a.m.: Special Needs and Service Cosplay (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 4 [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Heroic Inner Kids

Speaking: Robert Goodrick; Daniel Sanchez; Leah Bocanegra; David Arroyo; Rebecka Hunt


Cosplay is more special than most people realize. Ever wonder how people are impacted by the special needs community and cosplay interaction in hospitals, homes and more? There is a magic that occurs, a breaking of barriers between people that happens when suddenly all things become possible. All at once kids who can't see become able to see into people's hearts, kids who can't walk can fly and those who are small become larger than life!

It is in those moments when people in costumes become real life heroes. Listen to the stories of what those magical heroes found within themselves as they wore their cosplay and how it changed them forever.


Category: Discussion Panel