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The Cosplay Contest will have cosplay judges from the FanDames Initiative and the High Heeled Gamer looking over the best that cosplayers have to offer. The FanDames and the High Heeled Gamer will make their return to the Carolina Games Summit in 2017 with their knowledge on all things cosplay.

“Having traveled and met many of these judges personally at other conventions and previous Carolina Games Summit events, I would have to say that they are amazing at what they do in the world of cosplay and gaming alike!” --Johnna Koonce, Executive Producer of the Carolina Games Summit

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site, Carolina Games Summit, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.

About The FanDames Initiative

The FanDames Initiative The FanDames Initiative is an a non-profit organization that empowers women in the geek and nerd fandoms. We actively support all women in our community by creating a safe and healthy environment for self-expression. The FanDames Initiative formed in June/July 2014 with the combined efforts of former Carolina D20 Girls. The girls sought to create an organization with the mission of creating fellowship among all women geeks across all fandoms. How do we do this? We volunteer at events and conventions, host contests, lead panels and generally bring a positive attitude everywhere we go, its that simple. Check them out on Facebook: The FanDames Intiative

About The High Heeled Gamer

The High Heeled Gamer is a lover of all things nerdy and this year the Carolina Games Summit is proud to announce her appearance as one of the Cosplay Contest Judges! The High Heeled Gamer is an experienced Con-goer and Cosplayer, this past year she has traveled the conventions of North Carolina. Many include: Animazement, Heroes Con, Fayetteville Comic-con, and NC Comic-con. The High Heeled Gamer is well versed in Cosplay, Gaming, and Press work, check her out on Youtube for her "All Things Nerdy".

About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 4, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 5, 2017 10AM - 6:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site:

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