REEDPOP ANNOUNCES FULL JUDGES PANEL FOR SECOND ANNUAL CROWN CHAMPIONSHIPS OF COSPLAY COMPETITION AT C2E2
Ann Foley, Neville Page and Ivy DoomKitty to Oversee largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the United States — Deadline to Enter March 20
Norwalk, CT – March 17, 2015 – ReedPOP, the leading producer of pop culture events, today announced the official judges panel for the second annual C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, the largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the United States. From the costume designer of hit Marvel series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Ann Foley, esteemed film and television creature and concept designer Neville Page and recent “Heroes of Cosplay” guest judge Ivy Doomkitty, the judges will screen the competitors and crown the world cosplay champion. Veterans and newcomers of the cosplay circuit will battle it out for over $10,000 in cash and prizes as well as ultimate bragging rights. The final deadline to enter the competition is Friday, March 20.
“We are thrilled to have Ann, Neville and Ivy as our judges for this year’s Crown Championships of Cosplay competition,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “All three individuals bring their own unique experiences to the panel and their combined expertise will determine the ultimate cosplayer in front of thousands of fans in Chicago and livestream viewers from around the world.”
About the Judges
- Ann Foley: Foley is an accomplished Costume Designer whose work can be seen weekly on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Foley’s innovative and character specific designs for “S.H.I.E.L.D.” have landed her on the “Top Costumes of the Year” list from Clothes on Film as well as a place in FIDM’s prestigious 8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition.
- Neville Page: Neville is a film and television creature and concept designer with clients including Jakks Pacific Toys, Mattel Toys, Nike, Universal Studios’ “Men in Black”-The Ride; and the feature films “Minority Report,” “Planet of the Apes”, “X-Men 2 & 3”, James Cameron’s “Avatar”, Zach Snyder’s “The Watchmen”, JJ Abram’s “Star Trek”, and Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”. In addition to his teaching career, TV appearances, his film and photography work, Neville is currently involved as a design consultant for the entertainment, toy, and automotive industries.
- Ivy Doomkitty: Ivy is an International Costumer/Cosplayer, Host, Artist, Gamer, and Figure Model for comic book artist/writer, Frank Cho, based in Los Angeles. Ivy had been attending conventions for many years, before deciding to show her fandom and creativity through cosplay. Ivy was recently featured as a guest judge on several episodes of the Syfy Original Series, “Heroes of Cosplay”.
Thousands of C2E2 Fans will watch in person in Chicago while fans from around the world will tune in via the official C2E2 Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers as they vie for the crown. The fun-filled competition celebrates and showcases the spectacle, pageantry, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world. All entries must represent a character or element from Comic Books, Movies & Television, Video Games or Anime & Fantasy. Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM CDT. Fans can register at http://www.c2e2.com/Events/Events-A-H/C2E2-Crown-Championships-of-Cosplay/.
C2E2 takes place April 24–26, 2015 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at www.C2E2.com.
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon, Shanghai Comic Convention and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com)