Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 36: Carnival of Wonders, May 27 - 30, 2022 Missoula, Montana

Tyler Dwernychuk (xzkard Cosplay)

MisCon 36 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 Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Costume Props and Weapons, Fairy Tent (2)
    Panelists: Cosplaimee , Tyler Dwernychuk (xzkard Cosplay), Lily Oliver

    A walk through of how to identify your props, budgeting, construction methods, tips and tricks and materials that may surprise you.

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Cosplaying with LEDs, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Katie Rhodes; Panelists: Tyler Dwernychuk (xzkard Cosplay), Lily Oliver

    Light up your cosplay! Anything from installing fairy lights to soldering your own gear and adding nifty programming, we are here to answer your questions and talk about building with electronics!

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 8:00
  • panel Sun 8:00 - 8:50 PM, Convention Horror Stories, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Erika Noble (Eekie); Panelists: Cosplaimee , Tyler Dwernychuk (xzkard Cosplay), Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Jessa-Kate), Lily Oliver

    We all have a story about con where everything goes wrong… and then gets worse. From cosplay malfunctions to on stage embarrassment join us as we laugh about those memories that made us cringe.