Friday

Panels

Lights...Camera...Actors!: Donna Brown, Patrick Ruehl, Maria Zenizo, and Steven Schade

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Room 1209

Fantasy Cartography 101: Mapping Fictional and Fantastic Worlds: Ron Hyde
Ron Hyde is an unofficial consultant for Tad Williams' best-selling Osten Ard novels, and has been part of the team updating the maps for the 2017 releases of The Heart of What Was Lost and The Witchwood Crown.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Room 1203

Convention 101: Ken Stockmar

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Room 804

Masquerade 101: Ken Stockmar

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Room 804

Costume Weapons and Foamsmithing: Jeff Hellen

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Room 1209

Scream Queens: The Movies, The Makeup, and the Macabre (Zombies): Alexis Edwards, Donna Brown, and Ruthy Fenchak

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Room 1203

 

Costume Contests

Adults' Costume Contest:

4:00 PM

Children's Costume Contest:

5:00 PM

Groups and Couple's Costume Contest:

6:00 PM

Saturday

Panels

Geek Newly Wed Game: Jeff Hellen

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room 803

501st Star Wars Costume Crafting

Lights...Camera...Actors!: Donna Brown, Patrick Ruehl, Maria Zenizo, and Steven Schade

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Room 1209

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Room 803

Jack of All Trades, Master of.. All: Autumn Ivy

A panel discussing the ins and outs of several topics including how Autumn Ivy went from costuming to writing comics to acting and narrating! If you've ever wanted a play by play on what it's like to bounce around in the industry, here's your chance to ask some questions and bring in some fun!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Room 1203

Pottermore Jeopardy: Victoria Ramsey

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Room 803

Add Teslapunk to Your Costume: Jeff McDaniel

No matter what your costume budget is, you can add lighting. I will cover the spectrum from inexpensive off-the-shelf lights to custom built microprocessor controlled programmable LEDs. Whether you are going for an organic or industrial look, adding the right illumination will take your costume to the next level. I will show you the lights I’ve used, how I used them, and where to get them.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Room 1209

World-building: Ross Lampert, Cappy Hansen, Jeffrey Ferro, Susan Trombley
Whether modern-day or near-future planet Earth, a time and place never before seen, or something else entirely, the time and place, the culture(s) and inhabitants, the rules and prohibitions, of a story world are nearly as important as the plot and characters of that story. Four local authors discuss how they create the worlds of their stories.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Room 1203

Show Me Your Geek Card!  Geek Culture and the Myth of Pseudo-Nerds, Fake Geeks, and So-Called Gamer-Girls: Alex Felton, Alexis Edwards, Haley Davis, James Marriner, Amanda Flack, Tom Patterson

Do you love videos games, comic books, science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, horror, manga, or anything else considered part of “geek culture?”  Have you ever been accused of being a “Fake Geek” or of being “Not a Real Fan?” Geek culture has traditionally been a safe place for fans to revel in their love of all things geeky.  So why do some members of the geek community feel they have the right to judge who is or isn’t a “real” geek based on gender, knowledge level, or areas of interest? Moderated panel.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Room 803

Video Game Trivia: Emiliano Martinez

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Room 1209

Cosplay 101: Ken Stockmar

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Room 804

Wigs 101: Ken Stockmar 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Room 804

Star Trek Panel: U.S.S. Coyote

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Room 803

Scream Queens: The Movies, The Makeup, and the Macabre (Supernatural/Slashers): Alexis Edwards, Donna Brown, and Ruthy Fenchak

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Room 1203

Town of Salem Game: Victoria Ramsey

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Room 803

Costume Contests

Adults' Costume Contest:

1:00 PM

Children's Costume Contest:

2:00 PM

Groups and Couple's Costume Contest:

3:00 PM

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