Article 25, The David Hankerson,
One of the most awesome people I know in industry is Mr. Hankerson. A major point of contact for many people in the business who want to get connected , host, and share events from Cosplay to Public events, He is the center of it all. As humble as they come but as powerful as one could hope for when it comes to venues. David has a voice in the community and a voice in our Cosplay world as well. Many Event holders know His name and the professional game that He can bring to an event. He’s been there for myself as well as many others in the community. He is a man of many talents, too many to name in this article and His reputation does proceed Him. He’s a great Human being all around with an amazing personality. Very people oriented with a sharp mind One can count on David for anything. He has hosted far too many events in the City for me to list and Or been a part of them. He’s given merchandise to myself as a vendor to give to children at conventions and the kids loved the free items. That’s just one example of what He does for our community. He’s a world traveller and soaks up the world everywhere He goes with that smile and charm! A superb Cosplayer who brings joy to both kids and adults, David gets the crowd motivated each time, and the cameras are a clicking! Dee and I are extremely proud to call Him a friend and very honored to know Him! Here is a little Bio on Him:
David Hankerson has parlayed his love of books and comics into cosplay. He has been in the book business for over twenty years and through his work at local bookstores, he has coordinated successful events celebrating books, movies and comics incorporating the worlds of Harry Potter, Marvel and DC heroes, Disney and Star Wars.
As a cosplayer, David’s first love is steampunk. As an avid literary fan of the genre, he has cosplayed steampunk versions of Disney characters and DC superheroes. He is a member of the cosplay nonprofit, Guardians of Justice, member of the Central Florida Steampunk Association and a guest cosplayer with the professional cosplay troop, Cos A Commotion.
David has also enjoyed being a member and moderator of panels from MegaCon in Orlando to DragonCon in Atlanta. The panels have ranged from steampunk literature, worldwide steampunk, and diversity in cosplay.
In his spare time, David is also a competitive USA Roller Sports national champion roller skater and official. He serves as the sports director for roller skating in the Sunshine State Games and the Chief Tabulator for the international roller skating competition based in the US, the Americas Cup Championship. Facebook: Minoru Blu Cosplay