“Cosplay” – a hobby
in which participants wear costumes to represent characters. Costume play.
MSU Texas’ Speakers & Issues Series will host a
public forum to discuss the cultural significance of cosplay at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 15, in Akin Auditorium. The “I play,
You play, We play, Cosplay” panel will include Dr. Andrea Button, assistant
professor of sociology; Dr. Tiffany Ziegler, assistant professor of history;
Kimberly Stevenson, Animania spokesperson and Cosplay manager; and two
professional cosplay members discussing the art and fun of cosplay. The
discussion will be moderated by Richard Carter.
The event will be family-friendly.
Individuals desiring to wear cosplay are requested to not wear full-face
headgear and to not bring costume weapons due to seating and safety issues.
Contact Button at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.