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Hello again everyone, it's a bit of a down time for me at the moment due to nursing school starting up, but I do have a couple of upcoming events. Lots of things are going on in the cosplay world and the movie world has a lot of upcoming events, but some of the big news is from Wizard World Chicago where one of my close friends, War Machine of IBOT, was kind enough to give us a special report.

IBOT -Iron Brothers of Topeka create massive CYLON CENTURION concept for the highly anticipated movie, Battlestar Galactica.

Battlestar Galactica fans are buzzing with excitement with news from Universal of a Battlestar Galactica movie, aiming to develop the film as a complete reimagining of the story. A prop and costume group, known as the Iron Brother of Topeka,, or IBOT for short, snapped to action and created the ultimate conceptual design of the beloved Cylon Centurion. "We wanted to give the fans what they wanted and thirsted to see from the rebooted series, but didn't really get to see." Through their concept design, they're giving the fans exactly what they want to see…a romping, stomping, battle hardened Cylon that doesn't look like something anybody would want to mess around with.

At San Diego Comic Con 2014, Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Captain Apollo), Jamie Bamber (Lee Adama), and Dr. Kevin Grazier (science consultant for Falling Skies, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka) and others hosted a discussion and Q&A on the upcoming Battlestar Galactica movie and where fans would like to see the story and characters go. Although IBOT didn't get the opportunity to attend this panel discussion, they certainly weighed in on the matter with their interpretation of the Cylon Centurion character. "We wanted our Cylon to look menacing and be a force to be reckoned with….even the Lords of Kobol would seek safe haven from such an entity." IBOT's Cylon stands over 7ft tall and incorporates elements that remind us of the original Cylons, with attention to elements fans liked from the new.

IBOT worked for 8 months taking their paper concept design to reality with a stand-up, wearable prop complete with lights, sounds and that iconic voice we loved so dearly from the original series. "It was a challenge for sure. We have full time jobs and children so we worked in our free time to complete the project, but managed to get the job done." IBOT goes on to say, "We'll be unveiling our creation at Wizard World Chicago 2014 with future dates and showings to be announced. Ultimately, we'd love to see our design in the upcoming Battlestar Galactica movie, but we'll leave that for the big wigs to decide…By Your Command."

As of this writing, IBOT debuted their Cylon at Wizard World Chicago on 8/23/14 for the costume contest and won Best in Show for their creation. The design had an overwhelming response from fans who took favorably to the new design. For more information about IBOT, you can find them on the web at or Facebook,

You can find a video of their work at:

IBOT -Iron Brothers of Topeka -All Rights Reserved:

Both pictures are courtesy of Wizard World Chicago 2014 -All Rights Reserved

Thank you to Chris of IBOT for this report.

The next event that Vector will be at will be TopCon in Topeka, KS on Sept 20th. So, what is TopCon? Is the Creation of International Award Winning Tattoo Artist, The GYPSY who saw the need for a true Geek Convention to take place in his beloved hometown of Topeka, Kansas.
In cooperation and in partnership with QUINCY STREET Conference & Event CENTER The GYPSY & QUINCY STREET both of which supports the efforts of numerous organizations like Downtown Topeka Inc., Arts Connectand Get Downtown Topeka and numerous downtown merchants in the renovation and revitalization of Beautiful Downtown Topeka. TopCon is our way of helping our community grow, improve and become an exciting place to work and live.
This is the first year for TopCon and it will include appearances from IBOT, Vector of Umbrella Corp Denver, and many other cosplayers plus a cosplay costume contest. Come out and join us!

Until next time, I am Vector of Umbrella Corp Denver. Umbrella - Our Business is Life Itself.

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