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Michael Burson

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Michael Burson is a Ravenclaw who has been dressing up like a wizard since reading Sorcerer's Stone for the first time in 1998. 21 years later, he is still playing dress-up, but his robes are a bit better-constructed. Michael is a cosplayer, crafter, wand collector, and Harry Potter canon enthusiast who met his amazing wife Hayley through a Harry Potter club he started in college. Cohost of the new podcast Hold My Butterbeer and cosplayer of four years, Michael enjoys the sewing and tailoring aspects of cosplay.

Sessions in which Michael Burson participates

Saturday 12 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 1 hour
Beyond the Books and FilmsExamine the Canon

As Potter fans move further away from the core novels and into the realms of Fantastic Beasts, Cursed Child, the Universal parks, WizardingWorld.com, and more, how do we negotiate our concepts of what is canon and what isn’t? What happens when something Jo writes on Twitter contradicts something in the books? What about the films or stage shows? Do we accept spells and characters in the video games as official? Join the hosts of Hold My Butterbeer, a new Harry Potter podc...

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 1 hour
Fan Creation

Whether you are new to cosplaying for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts or curious to learn new techniques, our expert panel of cosplayers is ready to answer your questions! During this panel, they will demonstrate how to read a pattern for Harry Potter robes and show how they made some of their wizarding costumes.