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Day 1 - Outdoors

September 4th, 2021 : 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
South Meadow Stage : Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terr, Staten Island, NY 10301

Opening Ceremony

Main Stage - 11:15 am to 11:30 pm

What is Cosplay?

Main Stage - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

What is cosplay? Is it people dressing up as weird characters with colorful hair? Is it adults playing dress up? Is it a form of creative expression? Find out what cosplay is and how to get into it!

Anime 101 with Dae Monae

Stage 2 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Learn about Anime, how to get started down the rabbit hole and the difference between Anime and Cartoons with Daé Monae.

Disabilities in Cosplay

Main Stage - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

A panel discussion on cosplayers with disabilities. How cosplaying has changed their lives, and the knowledge and positive experiences they’ve had. Also to advocate for  more inclusive spaces in the con world.

You Can't Cosplay that!

Stage 2 - 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

“You Can’t Cosplay that!” ( You can cosplay what you want) panel on bullying, fast shaming, slut shaming, gender shaming and toxicity of the cosplay community

Oh My Blerd!

Main Stage - 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

In the world of nerd-dom there a nerds that are also a people of color (PoC). How do blerds navigate through a popculture that doesn’t necessarily love them?

My Hero Academia

Stage 2 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Welcome to our Hero Academy! Learn how to establish your powers and go Plus Ultra with Rob Fury

Nerd Open Contest

Stage 2 - 3:45 pm to 5:45 pm

Are you a poet? rapper? lyricist? songwriter? Take the mic and express yourselves at our Nerd Open Mic. You just may win a prize.

Geek Trivia

Main Stage - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Get ready for Geek Trivia! Win prizes by answering questions on topics like: Anime, Comic Books, Video Games, Sci-fi, and Fantasy,

Cosplay Contest

Main Stage - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Do you design your own cosplay? or even a part of it? Are you a performer or craftperson? Sign up for the cosplay contest to show of your hard work and win prizes like: Free Photoshoot, Convention Tickets, Prize Box, Cash Prize,

Check out our outdoor space

Our Supporters

This event is made possible (in part) by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.