APRIL 22-24TH, 2016


Sophii and Cissa are Ultra Girls Cosplay- dedicated, passionate cosplayers out of Kansas who live and breathe all things nerd. Both girls come from different "cosplay" backgrounds and combined their super powers in December 2014 to create bigger, better cosplays. From cosplay to gaming to binge watching anime, there's nothing they don't love. Advocates of the belief that cosplay is for everyone and always learning new techniques, these cosplayers strive to grow. Since beginning the UGC journey, they've had the opportunity to judge cosplay contests, host gaming tournaments, run panels, be printed on custom MTG play mats and much more. Besides cosplay prints, Cissa and Sophii sell custom made bows, shirts and more on Storenvy. Check them out on Facebook and YouTube!


Cosplay Community
Cosplayers. Models. Nerds. Individually, Hillz and Rae have been cosplaying for years, developing their skills and working with others to do the same. They've run contests, podcasts, panels, and workshops, all to encourage everyone to cosplay the way they want. Together, they are looking to cosplay their way around the world, meeting as many new friends as possible!


With degrees in physics, history, and art, it was perhaps inevitable that Thomas Willeford (aka Lord Archibald "Feathers" Featherstone) would become a steampunk enthusiast. His work blurs the precarious line between art and engineering. If, upon viewing a piece, one does not ask "Does that actually work?” he considers the piece a failure.

Thomas has been creating unique and beautiful corsets and all manner of striking Steampunk gadgetry for more than 20 years. Thomas is also the author of the critically acclaimed steampunk how-to book "Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos" (McGraw-Hill). He and his products have been widely featured on television (MTV, BBC, "Castle", "Oddities"), online (Wired, BoingBoing, Forbes, Popular Mechanics), and in print (Art Donovan's "The Art of Steampunk", Morgan Spurlock and Stan Lee's "Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope", Bizarre Magazine, Hustler Magazine, Gothic Beauty Magazine, Marquis Magazine, Leg Show Magazine, Pirates Magazine, DDI Magazine, Culture Asylum Magazine). Satisfied customers include musician Rick Springfield, director David Silverman (The Simpsons), and actresses Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5) and Virginia Hey (Farscape). Thomas also contributed to the design of Alchemy Gothic's "Empire Collection", a line of steampunk jewelry and accessories.

Thomas' artwork has also been featured in numerous museum exhibitions worldwide, including Penn State's "STEAMpunk!", Dr. Grymm's "Steampunk Bizarre", the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation's "Steampunk: Form and Function", and the Ashmolean Museum of the History of Science at Oxford's "Steampunk", “20,000 Leagues” at Patriot Place, and “Mobilis in Mobili” at The Wooster Street Social Club (home of TLC’s “NY Ink”). His clockwork spider "Arachnae Mechanica" is currently housed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. He is currently a consulting creator of the new steampunk television series “Lantern City”, produced by Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Babylon 5).


owner of Hammerspace in KC!

David is an achieved maker and mad scientist. From his website:

“I have designed and rewired homes and factories. I have rebuilt engines and designed and built factory robotics. I’ve built antler catapults and paper rocket launchers. I have built animated zombies and alien robots. I am the creator of many tentacled monstrosities and electromagnetic crane games. I’ve built Ruben’s Tubes and Flame Organs. I’ve built my sons a TARDIS bedroom and turned a sonic screwdriver into a TV-B-GONE. I have programmed our workshop with a psychotic neat freak AI announcer named IRIS. I have brought to perfection the crudely conceived of a machine that could not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors but also synchronize a cardinal gram meter: The Quantum Encabulator. I have repaired the 3D printer way too many times.

Next I want to help you build that thing you’ve been thinking about.”