LACE is excited to welcome back the gorgeous April Gloria to the mhk!
April Gloria is a cosplayer and Twitch streamer native to New Jersey, but currently living in Kansas. She grew up expressing herself creatively whether it be drawing, painting, hair and makeup styling, sewing, or other forms of crafting. In 2013 she decided to give cosplay a try and hasn’t looked back since. She is mostly drawn to video game characters and has over 30 costumes under her belt. April also streams the creation of her costumes on Twitch to give an inside look at the process and to build relationships with fans of her work. April’s specialties include painting and weathering fabrics and armor, and has taught herself to create patterns for sewing garments. She loves to chat with anyone who’s interested in learning more about techniques, materials, or cosplay in general.
Thank you IBOTSKS for sponsoring LACE! We love our community support for our show!
Here’s a little about IBOTSKS –
We are IBOT –Iron Brothers of Topeka or IBOT for short. We are three brothers who bring fantasy to reality with our large wearable sculptures. Although we have full time jobs, children and family lives, we find time to imagine, build, and share our creations. Chris, the perfectionist and youngest brother, came up through the ranks of the 501st Legion, a world-wide Star Wars costuming organization. Mike, the mechanic and middle brother, always dreamed about having a fully functioning Iron Man suit. Neal, the adventurer and oldest brother, came about through the SCA or the Society of Creative Anachronism, a medieval fighting and arts group.
We have formal education in art, drafting, computer graphic design, mechanics, and business. However, what started out as individual efforts has now escalated into a collaborative effort that includes three generations of our family from our eighty some year old parents, our significant others and our children. Other families have picnics in the park, we have building parties and go to comic conventions. The family that cosplays together has more fun!
Legendary Rose is an award winning cosplayer with years of experience making cosplays and props. Rose travels to many conventions every year as a fan, guest and panelist. She aims to bring our geeky community closer together by coordinating cosplay events at conventions across the Midwest. Her mission is to showcase cosplay as a form of art and share what she learns with others.
A word from Rose
“Don’t be shy, come say hi, I promise I wont bite.”
LACE is excited to welcome back the SAVAGE one himself, KC comic book writer B. Clay Moore.
B. Clay Moore has written for DC, Marvel, Image, Oni, Top Cow, Wildstorm, and many others, but is probably best known for the many characters and concepts he had co-created for various comic book publishers, several of which are in various stages of development in Hollywood. These include HAWAIIAN DICK, THE EXPATRIATE and BATTLE HYMN for Image Comics, CASEY BLUE and THE WHISTLING SKULL for DC Comics, THE LEADING MAN for Oni Press, and SAVAGE for Valiant Comics. Upcoming work includes ENDLESS SUMMER with Shane White for Insight Comics, and SON OF A BITCH, with Dean Kotz and Marissa Louise.
Sophii is a creator/cosplayer out of Kansas and has been cosplaying since 2009. Since taking the jump to a more professional role in 2014, she’s had the pleasure of earning spots as cosplay guest, contest judge, correspondent and more at conventions and events across the country. Giving back to the community she loves and running panels that discuss unique issues in cosplay, Sophii strives to encourage and lift her fellow creators.
Our LACE family is getting a little bigger… We are incredibly happy to introduce Carly Bird as our official Public Relations Manager/Community Liaison.
Carly has been with our show from the very beginning as one of the absolute rock stars of our volunteer squad. She has sold tickets, worked the door, ran concessions, coordinated talent, and marshalled the troops… all with a smile on her face.
Her unshakeable determination, quick wit, and relentless positivity are assets that we have no doubt will lead to an amazing show in 2018!
LACE is excited to welcome sponsors Manhattan Military Relations Committee!
The Manhattan Military Relation Committee (MRC) is a program of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce. The MRC is a loose affiliation of Manhattan locals and Fort Riley soldiers and spouses interested in the military. The MRC is made up of everyone from bank presidents to school bus drivers; from the most senior of personnel on Fort Riley to enlisted. Anyone with an interest in the military and military themed subject matter is invited to attend.