From the Tonawanda News:
A few years ago, Shannon Neprily was just a Canadian dark fantasy author who had a love affair with Japanese anime, comic book conventions and dressing up with her friends as a character she’d seen on television or in movies.
Together with a group of friends, they’d visit local conventions in full cosplay – short for costume play – mode.
But then it all changed, as the St. Catherine’s resident learned she, in fact, had breast cancer. It was during last year’s rendition of Niagara Falls Comic Con she told her friends-in-cosplay. It was an emotional reveal, she said.
“Last year was rough,” she said. “They had to carry me out of here.”