Rio is a mixed race (Caribbean/English) cosplayer based in London, UK. She's had a fond interest in all things geeky since she was little and started attending conventions in 2009. She didn't start cosplaying until 2012.
She has cosplayed characters such as Fran from FFXII, Dante from Devil May Cry, Blanche from PokemonGo, Pirotess from Record of Lodoss War, Kida from Atlantis, Jecht from FFX, Kasumi from Dead or Alive, Korra from the Legend of Korra and Urd from Oh My Goddess! among others.
"I'm really excited to be part of the event. Being brought up and living in Europe, I'm always excited to meet more of the international community. Blerdcon's mission particularly appealed to me because we don't have an event like this anywhere in Europe, so I'm overjoyed to be a part of it!
I'm a bit of a nerd in and out of my hobby, science is one of my big loves and my job as a Microbiologist. So being able to potentially interact with organizations with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics is a big plus for me!
Ultimately I'm just a goof who enjoys all things geeky and I hope to encounter as many like-minded individuals as possible!"
Check out her page here.