CyPhaCon is proud to welcome some of the best Local Fan Groups and Organizations to participate in our 2017 Convention. Our community is built on amazing and talented people coming together for common causes. Please welcome the following groups to this years CyPhaCon event!
USS LAFITTE /C.A.T.S. has survived many changes and tribulations in society, and the lives of it’s members. Did you know that 80 percent of all sci-fi/fantasy fan clubs started in America go belly-up after only a couple of years of existence? Yet USS LAFITTE/C.A.T.S. has endured, thanks to a dedicated group of core members who’s interests lie in many sci-fi/fantasy interests: Babylon 5, Xenaverse, Whedonverse, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and the work of J.J. Abrams, print and electronic media, comics, modeling, gaming and cos-playing. Members also attend various conventions around the country (including operating the local “CyPhaCon”, and attending USS LAFITTE/C.A.T.S. originated as the Calcasieu Area Trekkers Society (C.A.T.S.), and was the dream of one dedicated Trekker and Science Fiction/Fantasy fan to bring organized sci-fi/fantasy fandom to Southwest Louisiana. Stuart Griggs, a lifelong resident of Lake Charles, had sought to share his enjoyment of Star Trek in particular, and sci-fi/fantasy in general, with other fans in a locality where the genre is not widely appreciated.
Spidey-Team is a super-group of Spider-Verse cosplayers. The name “Spidey-Team” was originally coined in Lafayette, LA back in 2015. At the time, there was no actual team, simply 4 cosplayers that happened to become friends. One year later, Spidey-Team has become an official, ever expanding group of cosplayers that have made appearances at various conventions around the Louisiana/Texas area. Spidey-Team has also immersed themselves in community service by participating in local events supporting businesses and organizations in the region. Spidey-Team has developed a strong, working relationship with CyPhaCon over the past year and are beyond excited to swing back in for the 2017 convention!
AKA is a Lake Charles cosplay group made up of three artists. There’s Ashley, painter and seamtress; Kathryn, pyrographer and illustrator; and Alexandra, printmaker and graphic designer. Together, they’ve experienced viral attention as an award winning, eccentric ensemble. Some of their popular cosplays include Steampunk Anna and Elsa, Raven from Teen Titans, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and The Little Mermaid, amongst others.
The Gulf Coast Rollergirls as a team originally formed in August 2009, we started out in Orange,Texas as a flat track roller derby team playing by WFTDA rules. Following a reformation & reorganization, the GCRG as a team name was changed to a league name, and merged with the newly formed Lafitte’s Ladies flat track team in Lake Charles, La. Additionally we have the VooDoo Dolls, who have the dual purpose of not only being the training team for new recruits, but the place for girls who want to derby for fun but not competitively with the Lafitte’s,league members who need to get their skills up to speed, and the place for injured skaters to rehabilitate. Eventually it will also be a home for retired skaters to keep their bodies and skills sharp, and for the girls 7-17 who look forward to lacing up competitively in their future we have a Jr.Derby team called the Hurricane Belles! We hope to bring our youth group up in an environment that is supportive of womens sports and good team interaction.
LC OTAKU is an anime fan group for anime fans 18 and older who are looking for people to enjoy and discuss anime and manga with. We are based out of Lake Charles, LA, but welcome anyone from Southwest Louisiana and Southweast Texas. Meetings are held once a month in Lake Charles, LA. For more information, please check us out on Facebook.
Knights of Nerdom is a fan group based on gaming, sci-fi, anime, comics, and about any other form of pop culture. Based in Lake Charles.