Terrell Maxwell, better known as Claude Xavier, is a cosplayer, model, and pro physique competitor based in San Antonio, TX.
He has been featured SYFY's Fan Creator Friday Spotlight, Drop The Spotlight: Artist of the Month, Cosplayzine, and Concept Moon Magazine.
His cosplay journey began after attending his first comic convention 2018. From there, with the help of his wife Paradox Cosplay, Claude developed a passion for bringing characters to life for non-profit organizations focused around children with disabilities, low-income families, and charities alike.
Claude Xavier tells us,
Yerah Maxwell, known to the world as Paradox Cosplay, was a normal girl from Puerto Rice who spent her time modeling, surfing, selling art and mentoring students afterschool. Until one day, when she met her now best friend, Jeinellys; who got her involved in videogames, manga, anime, fanart, and cosplay. After joining the US Army, she settled in San Antonio, TX where she fostered great friendships with fellow cosplayers. Bringing her love of cosplay to others is what she does, even inspiring her husband to take up the mantle as well. Dedicating her time to learning new ways to build, craft and create for the sake of cosplay is compounded by her ever-evolving photography/editing skills and honed with the love and equality she seeks in this community.
Paradox Cosplay tells us,
EGC for the Win!
Let's face it; we want our convention scene back, but we also need to be safe in that space. The Electronic Gaming Convention in San Antonio wants to give you both what you want and what you need. In just 30 weeks, EGC will debut an array of enjoyable activities.
Whether you are hyped up about participating in one of the 6 major tournaments or preparing to showcase your character's style in the cosplay contest, we know you are putting in those long hours of effort in an attempt to claim victory. Your performance will be a delight to behold. Withstand the competition and you will be walking out with some major prize money to go with your big win!
If you want to feel like a winner without feeling the stress of competition, enjoy some casual gaming from RikRic Otaku Cafe's arcade systems. Want to engage in a little friendly rivalry? A quick match in the battle pit can get those endorphins going as you partake in foam sword combat. You also have the option to get in a bout of laser tag, thanks to Freedom Fun USA. Perhaps you want to battle without getting physical; why not try intellectual combat? Both Dragon's Lair and Heroes & Fantasies have teamed up to bring you a fantastic tabletop and RPG experience to build your imagination stage.
Although competitive gaming is the main event, feed your mind with some words of wisdom during informative panels. Indulge in the entertainment from our musical guests. Admire the dedication of the fans that trick out their cars being showcased. Let's not forget all the shopping: artists, vendors, and even the EGC merch team will be available to assist you with your purchases.
You may be hungry for the fun now, but you are likely going to get hungry while enjoying that fun as well. EGC is providing concessions inside with an area for dining. In addition, there will be a few food trucks just outside the venue. If you also consider the other dining/take-out places nearby, there is no shortage of food options from which you can choose.
Now that we've highlighted the pleasing distractions from the monotony of daily life, the time has come to talk about hygiene and cleanliness. EGC is following all recommended guidelines for spacing and sanitization. However, we need your cooperation in following the guidelines for attendees. Together we can create a safe environment where we can still have fun.
As anticipation for the first ever Electronic Gaming Convention builds during a risky environment, a safe and fun way to interact with EGC fans and staff is on social media. In the time leading up to the convention, there will be several opportunities to enjoy EGC even before it begins. So far we've seen a growing interest in the monthly tournaments being streamed at Twitch.tv/egcsa from both players and viewers alike. Free masks are being sent out to community members who are in need via a submission form going around on Facebook. Plus, cool swag giveaways are in the works, so be sure to keep tabs on EGC for your chance to score!
Tweet us @TheEGCSA with the #30weeks and which attraction you're looking forward to the most.
The Electronic Gaming Convention (EGC for short) represents the San Antonio Area newest fighting game tournaments. EGC is bringing together the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and fun, as players and fans gather to honor the competitive spirit in an open format and determine a champion.