It's back!NW NERD Podcast is throwing another cosplay contest and after party. After the day's events at Emerald City Comic Con are over, head to the Ray Gun Lounge for our annual cosplay camaraderie. SIGN UP HERE >> https://forms.gle/EWUQ5bF5uxBrCsGG6*Sign ups will be closed once we reach capacity. --As the name of this event implies, this contest is aimed at amateurs and intermediate cosplayers (in other words, this is not for advanced/master cosplayers). Judges reserve the right to determine a cosplayer’s level of expertise prior to the event. Here’s a few other things, rules, and FAQs: -The primary goal of this event is to have fun -- whether this is your first cosplay or your 42nd. Come whether you made your cosplay or not, just to show off your work, or to hang out. -The three judges will determine the top three cosplayers - 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. -The MC will call each cosplayer up for about 2 minutes to describe their work and chat with the judges. -Cosplayers must sign up for the contest in advance via the online form. Organizers will cut off sign ups if the list maxes out.-Each winner will get a prize package with items provided by our sponsors. -No offensive or insensitive cosplay (we all love Geordi La Forge, but no blackface).-NW NERD and this cosplay contest / after party have no association with Emerald City Comic Con. It’s just a fun event focused around the convention activities (please don’t sue us ECCC). -This is an all-ages event, however, the Ray Gun Lounge is like a pub, so beer and wine are served at this venue.