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2017 NorCal Cosies Winners


Fans of fun are the true winners when it comes to all the family friendly events that happen all over the area.  Flooding and heavy rain were in last weekend’s forecast but that couldn’t keep the fans, families and contestants away from the West Side Theatre in Newman on January 7th for the second annual NorCal Cosies.

The mini-con took place between 10 am and 4 pm during the day and was host to Vendors, Artist, Fan Groups greeting kids of all ages. Costumes ranged from store bought to handcrafted. As with most Pop Culture Conventions, there were panels but unique to the Cosies were the performances from Spotlight Dance and Power Productions.

At 6 pm the doors opened again and the finalists from each category, the Newman Court, host for the evening actor James Weston and his wife along with others walked the Red Carpet as flashes from photographers lit up the night.

The Winners from the 2017 likeness will once again be used for the 2018 Cosies poster which will be rendered by Harold George and Adam S. Harris. 

Special thanks to In Search of Cosplay for taking pictures all day. For many more pictures from the event check them out on facebook.

The Winners of the 2017 NorCal Cosies are:

Falon-Youth/Fan Favorite


Carma Doll Cosplay-Teen


Barbie Garrison-Adult


Steve Gonzales-Over 30


Angelique Anderson-Plus Size


Hope It Holds Cosplay-Group


Catrina Wimmer-Hair&MakeUp


Marissa Russo-Craftmanship


Arlena Fae-Professional


Scott Simpson/Central Valley Costumers-Special Recognition Award





About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.