Jovial Juggernaut

Jovial Juggernaut (Liam) has been cosplaying for over a decade, and has been one half of Jovial Hearts Cosplay for 8 years. Jovial Juggernaut is known for his many portrayals of the Riddler, and stellar wig builds. He loves dramatic and intricate designs, and bringing 2-D designs into the 3-D world. Jovial Juggernaut hosted his first panel in 2013 and has been in many since, both character and informational. With his skills in body paint and building large cosplay pieces, you might see him in almost anything!

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1:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Guilty Pleasure Anime

Even “bad” anime can be good fun. Stand by your fandom! What are some of your all-time favorite guilty-pleasure animes, and what makes them so bad that they're good? Cosplay encouraged!

Moderator: Jovial Juggernaut

Panelists: Jovial Juggernaut, Crazy Red Artist, Fae Mullens, Clinton Girkin

Tracks: Anime, Fandoms, Cosplay

2:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

But Is It Art? (It Is—Deal with it.)

So you're like, into cosplay? No, you're a costume department of one. You're a sewist, a painter, a sculptor, a performer, and so much more. Join in a discussion about cosplay as an art form, and its ever-evolving standards.

Moderator: Hall of Femme

Panelists: Hall of Femme, Alice-of-Hearts, Jovial Juggernaut, Mimic Rae, Moe

Tracks: Cosplay, Art, Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Performing Arts

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A2

Cosplay for Kids

Cosplayers share how to get started in cosplay for our youth-aged cosplay fans!

Moderator: R Karch Photography

Panelists: R Karch Photography, Jovial Juggernaut, Lollalotus, the Lo-Fi Ky

Tracks: Cosplay, Kids

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma G

Catastrophic Cosplay

Sometimes a seam pops, sometimes a design is too ambitious, sometimes bad deals are made or things get really...weird. We'll cover it all! Cosplayers happily discuss their favorite disastrous cosplay experiences, and how this helped them improve.

Moderator: Court's Cosplay

Panelists: Alice-of-Hearts, Aoi Kitsu, Carousel Costumes, Jovial Juggernaut

Tracks: Costuming & Fashion, Maker, Cosplay

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma G

Return of the Seminar: How to Become an Evil Overlord

Expert overlords coach newcomers on many topics, such as lair construction, the ever-important costume, the best weapons, and the care and feeding of minions. (And disposing of those who mess up.)

Moderator: Phillip Drayer Duncan

Panelists: Phillip Drayer Duncan, Sherri Dean, John Ferguson aka Count Gregore, Jovial Juggernaut, Kimber, Julia S. Mandala

Tracks: Fandoms, Cosplay, Anime, Writing & Publishing, Pop Culture & Entertainment

3:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Fan Art vs. Original Art

While fan art is intended as a tribute to the original work, some creators and collectors are concerned. It’s use of an artists' intellectual property by someone else—particularly when put out for sale. Where does homage end and plagiarism begin?

Moderator: Chaz Kemp

Panelists: Chaz Kemp, JR Daniels, Brenna Deutchman, Jovial Juggernaut, Harold Neal, Scott Zrubek

Tracks: Art, Business & Marketing, Internet Life, Writing & Publishing, Cosplay, Gaming

3:00 PM | Location: Sooner A

Effective Communication in Cyberspace

How you communicate can be just as important as what you are saying. This is especially true in an online setting. Our panelists discuss how to get your point across online without starting flame wars or losing friends.

Moderator: Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman

Panelists: Joey “Okie Space Queen” Rodman, Alice-of-Hearts, Tyrell Gephardt, Jovial Juggernaut, A. Lee Martinez, Caleb Masters

Tracks: General Interest, Culture & World Affairs, Business & Marketing, Internet Life