WandererTJ is an awarding-winning local cosplayer who works as a mechanical engineer when he’s not busy making something at home.
This designer, armor smith, and prop maker is recognized in the Halo and Power Rangers communities for his attention to detail and ability to capture and portray things accurately with his elaborate creations. Although TJ tries to raise the bar when he competes, he also values lifting others up, sharing his knowledge and techniques to help others achieve their own desired cosplay excellence.
TJ really enjoys bringing smiles and laughter to others. TJ continues to promote his values, including increasing wellness of mind and body, elevating others, giving them recognition, and having fun. TJ also finds passion in toy collecting, storytelling, videogames, nutrition, and fitness.
For TJ, cosplay is a narrative that can involve others, bringing them into a fictional world for a time, allowing them to escape whatever issues they’re facing, even if only for a moment.
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3:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Bedlam 1 Boardroom
3D print striations got you puzzled? You can use body filler, spot putty, filler primer, UV resin, acetone, and more in the finishing process to get high-quality looks and detail points in your cosplay’s printed pieces. It’s easy to forget when you’re crunching to complete your build and working at home, so we’ll cover best practices for sanding safety and more, too. Join engineer, fabricator, and cosplayer WandererTJ for this informative session for makers.
10:30 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room
This is a chance for artists and fans to meet in a relaxed setting to talk all things art! Ask questions, share ideas, and socialize. (Hotel side)
Moderator: Crazy Red Artist
Panelists: Crazy Red Artist, Cal Custard, Brenna Deutchman, EBA Comedy, Hall of Femme, Lyde Van Hoy, Carolyn Kay, Kekkuda, Chaz Kemp, Knightmage, Lollalotus, Madi, Mimic Rae, Moe, Michael Mosley, R Karch Photography, WandererTJ, ET Wardwell, Mel. White, Scott Zrubek
9:00 AM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Fountain
Join panelists in the hotel breakfast area for morning networking and conversation. BYO coffee, please.
Moderator: Mitzi Bartlett
Panelists: Mitzi Bartlett, Matt Cavanaugh, Charles Dane Clark, Cal Custard, Brenna Deutchman, Pete Dixon, Phillip Drayer Duncan, Muriel Fahrion, J.H. Fleming, Dara Fogel, PhD, Tim Frayser, Hall of Femme, Amber Hanneken, James Hollaman, Carolyn Kay, Chaz Kemp, Mike Kennedy, Kimber, Melinda LaFevers, Elizabeth Leggett, Lollalotus, Luna Reign Cosplay, Madi, Dennis McDonald, Mimic Rae, Harold Neal, Pigeon, Alan J Porter, Jeff Provine, R Karch Photography, Rook Riley, Rie Sheridan Rose, Rynaga, Bradley H Sinor, Sue Sinor, WandererTJ, Mel. White, Craig Wolf
10:00 AM | Location: Boomer B
#neveragain: Artists, costumers, crafters and makers share ugly truths about the toughest creation they've ever made, and how it shaped their work going forward. Pics or it didn't happen!
Moderator: Kathleen M O'Brien