CyPhaCon is Lake Charles, Louisiana's Premier Anime, Gaming, and Science Fiction Convention which started back in the summer of 2010 and hasn't stopped growing since. Now in it's 7th year, CyPhaCon has drawn in phenomenal actors from all aspects of television from Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and more importantly voice over actors from amazing anime shows such as Full Metal Alchemist, Soul Eater, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z but that's not the only reason this convention is so loved.
CyPhaCon's local guests, groups and cosplay contest are really the heart and soul of this convention and it's what makes this convention so spectacular and that nobody should ever want to miss. CyPhaCon draws attention from all of Louisiana and the South East Texas region and we can't wait to see who they bring and what they come up with for April 2018, we just know that's going to be one convention you won't want to miss out on come next year. To keep up with all their latest information with everything pertaining to CyPhaCon don't forget to check out their website and their social media accounts.
Last year we walked the floors of CyPhaCon and talked to a bunch of people about 3D printing and even met a 3D printing group called Conquer3D from Lafayette but we didn't have a table and weren't known that much last year. So we decided to change that and get a booth for 2017 and really tell people about THR3DPRINTS and all the 3D printing and 3D scanning that we do. With that in mind we showcased both of our 6in 3D printed full color sandstone figurine and our 3D printed Master Sword from Legend of Zelda which were both a huge hit and were loved by all at CyPhaCon. People were in amazement that this existed in our local community and that they could get 6in figurines.
We even managed to get a few scans underneath our belts and really use our skill set. The great thing about CyPhaCon and our 6in figurines was that alot of people loved the idea of getting 3D scanned for conventions in their cosplay outfit but loved the idea of 3D scanned and having custom wedding toppers even more. For some we didn't even bring up the idea for custom wedding cake toppers until they saw our website and noticed our celebratory wedding cake topper post. But it's nice to know that the idea of 3D scanning has a bigger scope to some people that just 3d scanning cosplayers in their outfits.
LEGEND OF ZELDA: CYPHACON EDITION
Since CyPhaCon is a gaming convention we just knew that we had to do something game related and with it being our first time at CyPhaCon we had to really show people what we are capable of 3D printing. Since we are huge fans of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and with Breath of the Wild only being out about a month we know that we had to do something related to the game. Well a couple of years ago Lloyd Roberts made the Master Sword from Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time and uploaded it to MyMiniFactory and the 3D printing Master Sword went viral, so we knew we had to 3D print the Master Sword from Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time.
This is our first ever cosplay prop that we showcased to the public and it came out looking amazing and everyone loved it at CyPhaCon. As soon as we started spray painting the handle with the iconic purple color we know this sword was going to look amazing and that everyone was going to fall in love with it at CyPhaCon. What we didn't know was that the hardest thing was going to give it away for the raffling contest but we had a blast creating it and we took some great Legend of Zelda themed pictures.
We have to give a shout out to the Calcasieu Parish Public Library and thank them for all the help and the use of their Innovation Studio and 3D printers for helping us create this prop for CyPhaCon especially when our 3D printer went out at the last minute. Without them this 3D printed Master Sword would have ended at the handle and we wouldn't have showcased this awesome prop for CyPhaCon but luckily we were able to finished in time for CyPhaCon.