Presented by Sterling Silverman & MJ Kammueller

From freak shows to crazy inventions.

The history of disabilities and how it influences modern day society is quite interesting. From Freak Shows, Mental Institutions, Court Jesters, and Crazy inventions. Come join us for a history lesson at the start of the journey to modern abelism.

Sterling Silverman is a cosplayer who specializes in designing props and costumes that are more accessible for all mobility types. Her performance work as the steampunk mechanic Lady Wheelsworth has become the sassy, genius half of the dynamic duo ASGARD Automaton and Lady Wheelsworth.

MJ Kammueller, creator of ASGARD Automaton, happily shares her perspective of learning to think inclusively about character design and cosplay.

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