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Dawn "Kaijugal" McKechnie

Ontario, Canada

Dawn McKechnie, also known as "Kaijugal" has been involved in the Canadian costuming community and costuming fandom for over 20+ years.

Although she has won numerous awards throughout the years for her unique costume creations, in the past ten years Dawn has been more involved with organizing, administration, and education at costume events.

She currently not only coordinates the Cosplay Events Department for Anime North, but is also the director of several masquerades including Hobbystar's FanExpo and Otakuthon in Montreal Canada. She has also judged at many cons such as, Worldcon, Fan Expo, Anime Next, Polaris, Otakuthon, and Costume Con.

Occasionally, Dawn serves as the Canadian News Editor at , and currently she is serving as President of the Fibre Fantasy Artists of Canada and is the Con-Chair of Costume-Con 32 - Toronto Ontario, 2014

Television appearances:
Animania (cosplay documentary)
Animania II (cosplay documentary)
Fanboy Confessional (documentary series)
Animal Planet's Animal Icons: It Came From Japan
Midnight Monster Hop (series)



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Otakuthon 2007 - August 4-5 in Montreal, QC
   Phoenix Cactus Comicon 2008 - January 26-27 in Mesa, AZ
   Otakuthon 2008 - July 26-27 in Montreal, QC
   G-Anime 2009 - February 7-8 in Gatineau, QC
   Otakuthon 2009 - July 31 - August 2 in Montreal, QC
   G-Anime 2010 - February 6-7 in Gatineau, QC
   Otakuthon 2010 - August 13-15 in Montreal, QC
   G-Anime 2011 - February 5-6 in Gatineau, QC
   Con-G 2011 - February 19-20 in Guelph, ON
   ConBravo! 2011 - July 30-31 in Burlington, ON
   Otakuthon 2011 - August 12-14 in Montreal, QC
   Con-G 2012 - February 25-26 in Guelph, ON
   ConBravo! 2012 - July 27-29 in Burlington, ON
   Con-G 2013 - February 22-24 in Guelph, ON
   ConBravo! 2013 - July 26-28 in Hamilton, ON
   Con-G 2014 - February 21-23 in Guelph, ON
   Albacon 2016 - March 4-6 in Albany, NY
17 guest appearances

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