Cosplay Chess

{ Call for Cosplay Chess: Saturday 6-7pm Main Events A }

{ Cosplay Chess: Saturday 7-8pm Main Events A }


Cosplay Chess is a modern twist on a classic spectacle during the Renaissance, where players stood on a field as pawns in a chess match, directed by two masters. In this modern interpretation, characters of all different fandoms and genres battle it out for dominance under the control of two masters. Please keep in mind that all convention and cosplay rules still apply at this event. As the date of the event approaches, you will receive a confirmation letter regarding your character position, as well as further instructions for what to do on the day of the event.

The theme of Genericon XXXI is “Under the Sea.” In accordance with this theme, this year’s Cosplay Chess will be titled “Atlantis: War of Gods.”

Atlantis rises tall and pristine, dominating the oceans and all life around it. Having conquered all enemies and crushed any resistance, the technologically superior but morally bankrupt empire looks to new horizons. Filled with false ambition and hubris, the rulers greedily set their eyes on the Heavens themselves as their next conquest. The Gods and their allies burning with indignant rage at the desecration of the Sanctified Lands muster a massive army for one purpose: To smite the unholy Atlantean heretics. In the end, the drums of war beat once again. Thud. Thud. Thud. Who will win?

You do not need to declare a side when you register or sign up. However, feel free to indicate if you feel your cosplay is more appropriate for the Atlanteans or the Gods on the form. If you do not choose a side, we will assign one for you.

Thank you for your interest in Cosplay Chess. Unfortunately, pre-registration for participating in this event is now closed. We will notify those accepted for the game by 11:59 pm February 26, 2018, as well as those on the wait-list.

If you still wish to participate and wasn’t able to fill out a form, don’t worry! There will be opportunities for the audience to get involved as subsitutes for participants who do not show up.