Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 38: the Dark Forest, May 24 - 27, 2024 Missoula, Montana

Tyler Dwernychuk (xzkard Cosplay)

MisCon 38 Attending Professional

Xzkard is a Cosplayer from Canada who "just likes making things." He’s had a passion for tinkering, painting and customizing things from a young age. Once he found out about cosplaying, which combined all those aspects into a single hobby, he became instantly hooked. Tyler has been cosplaying for 10 years and mainly attends conventions in the Pacific Northwest. Xzkard is a member of the Sakura Rangers cosplay group which has a podcast and hosts the Kumoricon cosplay contest. He met his wife Cosplaimee through cosplay so, needless to say cosplay has had a big impact on his life. Fun fact: Xzkard has made 7 keyblades! Xzkard absolutely loves to "talk shop" so feel free to approach

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Parade, Field of Wonder (9)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Cosplaimee , Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Justin Barba, Tyler Dwernychuk (xzkard Cosplay), Robert Grey (SeattleBeastCosplay), Sir. James Jones (Sir .James), Erika Noble (Eekie), Lily Oliver, Steven K Smith (SKS Props), Katie Wahler

    Come in costume (or not) and join us for a brief stroll around downtown Missoula to ring in the start of MisCon and announce to the usual inhabitants of our fair city that we've arrived! We're going to walk down Higgins Street to Broadway, cross the street, then head back along Front Street and along Higgins back to the hotel for opening ceremonies.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Costume & Performing— From Idea to Stage, The Hollow
    Moderator: Katie Pak; Panelists: Cosplaimee , Tyler Dwernychuk (xzkard Cosplay), Erika Noble (Eekie), Katie Pak

    Let's discuss cosplay performances — from skit contests to performing arts groups like CGV, TikTok and other performing venues. We will discuss how we come up with skits, flesh them out, and how to determine/design costume(s) and props.

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 6:00
  • panel Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Leatherwork and Realistic Costuming, Monster Tent (2)
    Moderator: Raye Squires (Cryocaeruelo); Panelists: John Barba, Tyler Dwernychuk (xzkard Cosplay), Raye Squires (Cryocaeruelo), Katie Wahler

    Explore how to get started in crafting your own leather armor, and building a functional/realistic kit.