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.
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.”
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.
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.
Bringing a bit of West Coast cool to the MHK! LACE could not be happier to announce our next guest… award-winning comic book writer, Joshua Dysart.
Since his breakthrough comic book “Violent Messiahs” in 2000, New York Times bestselling author Joshua Dysart has contributed to some of the most high-profile graphic novel projects of the past decade, including “Hellboy”, “Swamp Thing” and “Neil Young’s Greendale”. Most notably, from 2008 to 2010 Dysart authored a two-year run on Vertigo’s comic “Unknown Soldier.” Dysart spent a month in Acholiland, Uganda during the LRA/UPDF ceasefire of 2007 researching the work. “Unknown Soldier” garnered two Eisner Award nominations, for Best New Series and Best Single Issue, as well as international critical acclaim. Since 2012 he has been one of the key creators in the relaunch of Valiant comics, using his series “Harbinger” and “Imperium” to help architect the larger Valiant universe. In December 2014 he went to Iraqi Kurdistan to interview refugees fleeing ISIS, and in January of 2016 Huffington Post World hosted the graphic novella that came from that research, “Living Level-3: Iraq”, which is free to download on Comixology. In May of 2016, he spent ten days in Aweil, South Sudan investigating the mass migration of human beings fleeing food insecurity in the region. This research will form the basis of the upcoming, “Living Level-3: South Sudan”.
We are getting closer to the big day! Let’s start meeting some of the people behind the scenes.
Today we introduce you to our KSU Student Liaison Conrad Kabus. Conrad is a Junior in Food Science at KSU and is the President of the Little Apple Geek Society. We want to thank you Conrad for all the hard work you have put into the show this year and can’t wait for future shows.