Storytelling in words and Cosplay at the Space Coast Comic Con
Masks have been used by man since the beginning. We can put one on and escape into a reality that is our own or find courage to do something we couldn’t before. Disguises hide our insecurities and foster a safe haven for inner truth to surface. This is part of the reason why we connect with superheroes. We love them in their secret day-to-day persona, the one we relate to. The reporter working a day job. The cat lady. Even the billionaire philanthropist, because at his core he doesn’t fit into his world either. The alter ego, the hero, is the one we vicariously live through the pages of a comic book, the scenes of a film, and the pages of a novel.
Until the Comic Con.
The Space Coast Comic Con enters year three this September 9th -11th. Award-winning local author Jaimie Engle is in the running for a Spacie Award in the Best Novelist category, with a red carpet event scheduled on September 9th from 8pm-10pm to present final awards. The ceremony and con will be held at the Space Coast Convention Center at 301 Tucker Lane in Cocoa, Florida
“It’s an incredible honor to be voted in by my peers,” shares Engle. “I love the people who attend the cons because they understand me and we connect in our obsession for all things nerdy. Plus, you get to dress up in costumes, which is always fun.”
Engle will debut a new cosplay character at the con; her very own fictional character Scalvia from her Viking Werewolf novel Dreadlands: Wolf Moon. In the past, she has cosplayed Marty McFly, Jr., Trinity from The Matrix, Garth from Wayne’s World, and Dookie the Unicorn from the Squatty Potty brand to promote her book The Toilet Papers.
Along with her novels and cosplay photographs, which she will sell and sign, Engle will have coloring pages of shields for kids to design. She believes magic happens behind a costume and wants kids to feel empowered as they create their own magic shields. This is part of her anti-bullying advocacy program, one she brings to schools throughout Florida.
For more information about the Space Coast Comic Con held at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa Florida at 301 Tucker Lane visit http://spacecoastcomiccon.com. For more information about Jaimie Engle visit www.theWRITEengle.com.