Speakers

K. A. Laity is an award-winning author with an eclectic bibliography. Dr. Laity teaches medieval literature, film, gender studies and popular culture at the College of Saint Rose, where she is also the director of the Digital Humanities Initiative. A frequent contributor to Fox Spirit Books both as writer and editor, she also writes crime as Graham Wynd and historicals as Kit Marlowe. She divides her time between Hudson, New York and Dundee, Scotland.

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Douglas used to work with computers for a living, but now he seem to have retired. He likes cooking and he likes drinking beer. He appears on quiz teams and in scurrilous stage shows. There are some churches in Sheffield where he stands at the front on Sundays and say things.

Schedule

While most have heard of tie dye, other techniques are available and easy to learn. Come get your questions answered. Samples will be available for close up observation.
Cosplay has a different history in America, England, and Finland. Come see the historical differences they have. The International Costumers Guild (ICG) has videos about costume and cosplay history. If you thought cosplay was only a couple decades old, we have video and photographic evidence about how old it truly is. 
Historic dyeing techniques associated with Japan that can be used in historical re-creation as well as modern garments. Short lecture, and then hands on workshop. The techniques are easy to learn.
Sign-up at the Info. Desk. Maximum 16 participants.
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