SCHEDULE OF PANEL & EVENTS

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Time Session Speakers Venue
10:30am-6:00pm Show Floor Is Open Exhibition Hall
11:00am-11:45pm 2nd Skin Room 405
11:00am-11:45pm From Screen to Reality: How to Bring Cosplay and Props to Life Room 407
12:00pm-12:45pm Your World: Scale and Realism in Writing and Other Media Room 405
12:00pm-12:45pm Q&A with Wrestler Melina Perez Melina Perez Lobby
12:00pm-12:45pm POC in Entertainment and Film Room 407
1:00pm-2:00pm Children's Costume Contest Lobby
1:00pm-1:45pm Freestyle D&D Room 405
1:00pm-1:45pm What Doesn't Kill You... Makes Your Cosplay Better Room 407
2:00pm-2:45pm THE 501ST LEGION: STORMTROOPER ARMOR WORKSHOP Room 405
2:00pm-2:45pm Mid-Life Cosplay: Discovering a New Life Through Things you Always Loved Room 407
3:00pm-3:45pm Creating Compelling Characters Camille Griep Roberta Trahan Room 405
3:00pm-3:45pm Q&A with Actress Brittany Daniel Brittany Daniel Lobby
3:00pm-3:45pm From Boring to Captivating: The Power of Comics Room 407
4:00pm-4:45pm In's and Out's of Roller Derby Room 405
4:00pm-4:45pm A Marauder’s Map for Your Story’s Plot & Protagonist Room 407
5:00pm-6:00pm Costume Contest Lobby
Time Session Speakers Venue
10:00am-05:00pm Show Floor is Open Exhibition Hall
11:00am-11:45am How to Succeed as an Artist and Other Lies! Sean Dietrich Room 405
11:00am-11:45pm Cosplay Photography 101 Room 407
12:00pm-01:00pm Caspar Babypants Caspar Babypants Lobby
12:00pm-12:45pm Podcasting 101 Room 405
12:00pm-12:45pm Protecting Your Creative Works: Nuts and Bolts of Intellectual Property Law Room 407
1:00pm-1:45pm THE 501ST LEGION: Bad Guys Doing Good Room 405
1:00pm-1:45pm Happy 90th Birthday, Adam West: Celebrating the Batman from Washington Room 407
1:30pm-2:15pm Q&A Actor Sam J Jones SAM J. JONES Lobby
2:00pm-2:45pm Galactic Economics 101 Room 405
2:00pm-2:45pm Blogging, Vlogging and Podcasting Geek Culture Oh My!!! Room 407
3:00pm-3:45pm 80’s and 90’s cartoon world of Keith Tucker Keith Tucker Room 407

Saturday Panels

11:00am-11:45pm – 2nd Skin
Room 405
Panelists: Joy Knight-Richards, Jay Gareth, Manie Richards, Liam Richards

Finding the perfect face for your cosplay. A Q and A and demo on prosthetic makeup for beginners

11:00am-11:45pm – From Screen to Reality: How to Bring Cosplay and Props to Life
Room 407
Panelists: Billythebrick Cosplay, The Feathered Hart, Rogue’s Gallery Fitness

It’s often difficult to translate what you see on the screen into reality, especially with movies and animation. Get tips and ask questions from Will from Billythebrick Cosplay, Heather from The Feathered Hart, and Aaron and Julie from Rogue’s Gallery Fitness, about how to make real world things from the screen. We’ll try to cover a lot of ground like research, pattern making, doing your own custom thing, different materials, etc.

12:00pm-12:45pm – Q&A with Wrestler Melina Perez
Mainstage in Lobby
Hosted by wrestler Ethan HD

12:00pm-12:45pm – Your World: Scale and Realism in Writing and Other Media
Room 405
By Joshua Done
In this talk we will discuss some of the issues that cause an audience to loose their ability to believe what they are being told. This ability to suspend disbelief is the fundamental foundation of science fiction and fantasy. Even the most ardent fan, however, does not have infinite patience for a lack of reality. It is possible to visualize this ability to suspend disbelief as currency, and you only have so much to spend. As such it is important to know when and where it is necessary to be unrealistic in fiction and areas where it is unnecessary to deviate from reality, easily avoided pitfalls, and how to earn back the trust of your audience. This panel is good for both creatives and fans alike. A well informed fan can be an important step towards more believable and entertaining fiction.

12:00pm-12:45pm – POC in Entertainment and Film
Room 407
Panelist: Dominique Thomas, Mary Adner, Ashley Jackson, Y’hon Frakes, Ian Cairns

Entertainment and media is changing for the better. More and more shows are becoming inclusive and diverse. We are the group from the amazon show Black and Blue, wanting to hear your opinion on “Do you see yourself in today’s tv shows/movies”?

1:00pm-1:45pm Freestyle D&D
Room 405
Panelist: Christian Cheker

Never heard of Dungeons & Dragons? THIS PANEL IS FOR YOU. Love D&D and know everything about it? THIS PANEL IS FOR YOU. Still reading this description? THIS PANEL IS FOR YOU. Watch as audience (non)volunteers are pitted against monsters and villains on their quest for glory! No rules, no character sheets, ANYONE can play!

1:00pm-1:45pm – What Doesn’t Kill You… Makes Your Cosplay Better
Room 407
Panelists Jessica Bennett & Jenni Skelton

Discuss ways to work around the challenges that chronic illness or disability cause in cosplay and con life. Just because life hasn’t gone to plan, doesn’t mean you can’t rock your cosplay! Since 2005, Jessica has dealt with lupus, a heart attack, arthritis, spinal cord damage, food allergies, and other mayhem. Jenni has battled since 2003 against NMO/MS since 2003, Degenerative Disk Disease, Asthma, PTSD, Depression and more. With a combined 25 years of dealing with chronic illness and disability, topped with multiple cosplay contest awards from Emerald City Comic Con, Rose City Comic Con, RenCon, and Captial City Comic Con, we can give you all the tips and tools you’ll need to successfully survive your cosplaying adventures, and have an amazing time while you’re at it!

2:00pm-2:45pm – THE 501ST LEGION: STORMTROOPER ARMOR WORKSHOP
Room 405
By Garrison Titan

Local members of The 501st Legion will walk you through the process of building an approvable set of Imperial Stormtrooper armor! We’ll show you the basics of measuring, cutting and gluing. Then, we’ll pick up in progress with a halfway-completed kit, and talk through the steps as we finish it on stage. This fun, entertaining presentation will make audience members feel engaged by involving them in some of the easier tasks. Designed for beginners and intermediate builders alike.

2:00pm-2:45pm – Mid-Life Cosplay: Discovering a New Life Through Things You Always Loved
Room 407
Panelist: Joel Gipson, Alan Haung, Queen Bee Cosplay, Craig Nelson 

This panel is about finding and embracing your Nerd Culture Love to make your life better. Our panels members will discuss how battling with addiction, depression to divorce have found new lives and strength in cosplay, collecting, acceptance and community at cons and nerd culture. Also on our panel is a licensed therapist to discuss mental health positives of Con Culture. It will be a powerful and positive add to your panels.

3:00pm-3:45pm – Q&A with Actress Brittany Daniel
Mainstage in Lobby
Hosted by David Madrigal of Mad Bros Media (www.madbrosmedia.com )

3:00pm-3:45pm – From Boring to Captivating: the Power of Comics
Room 407
By Josh Hamon

Let’s face it, there is a lot of boring stuff out there: long emails from your boss, certain subjects in school and vacuum instruction manuals. However, if you added a few comic book panels, it would be a completely different experience. Join Josh Hamon, the author of The Real Martin Luther for a fun discussion about the power of comics to transform even the most mundane of subjects. If you loved Understanding Comics, then let’s explore how we can apply comic principals to our life and work.

4:00pm-4:45pm – In’s and Out’s of Roller Derby
Room 405
Jet City Roller Derby

  • What is modern roller derby? (A lot of people assume it’s still the pro-wrestling stuff from the 1970s.)
  • Why do we play? Why is derby awesome? Why should *you* play?
  • How is derby portrayed in comics (or media in general) and how is the experience of playing on a real league different?
  • What is the derby scene like in Seattle? (i.e. “where can I find derby near me?” with an emphasis on Jet City)
  • Plenty of time for Q&A, so people who are interested as fans or potential skaters can get the info they need.

4:00pm-4:45pm – A Marauder’s Map for Your Story’s Plot & Protagonist
Room 407
By Stephen Merlino

Struggle with where to start a story? Wish you had a Marauder’s Map to show where you should take it after that first scene? Fear not! All commercial fiction has the same basic plot structure, and once you understand it, you’ll not only see its pattern in every successful novel and film, but you’ll feel liberated to start your own stories without doubting your direction. This session presents an intuitive and memorable map of the plot structure and protagonist arc at the core of every satisfying page-turner; it is not a rigid formula, but rather a flexible model that naturally encompasses all elements of screenplay 3-act structure and the Hero’s Journey. The Marauder’s Map reveals all! And best of all, it is intuitive and visually memorable. Participants will have a chance to apply the structure to favorite film plots, as well as to their own stories on blank graphs (provided).

Sunday Panel Schedule

11:00am-11:45pm – How to Succeed as an Artist and Other Lies!
Room 405
Panelist: Sean Dietrich and Schugar
Sean Dietrich and Schugar bring their decades of experience in the art and promoting world to talk about some obvious and not so obvious things to do as an artist to help sell more, get more exposure without being someone’s mule, get closer to being a full-time artist, and wtf a ‘Walmartist’ is:)

11:00am-11:45pm – Cosplay Photography 101
Room 407
Panelist: Joelfromsd, Rogues Gallery Fitness Cosplay, Lucidvphotography, Hudson Michaels photography, Girl with the Blue hair photography 

Do you like shooting pictures or making videos? Do you love cosplay? Ever wondered how to shoot or record video of cosplayers? Here is your chance to learn more about cosplay photography from local photographers, videographers and cosplayers too! We will talk about the good the bad and the ugly of cosplay photography. It will be a fun panel to learn maybe new techniques on shooting or editing your footage as well as for cosplayers to talk about being photographed!

12:00pm-12:45pm – Casper Babypants
Mainstage in Lobby

All Ages Performance

12:00pm-12:45pm – Podcasting 101
Room 405
Panelists: Lindsey Evans & Andrew Lindaas

Andrew & Lindsey from the Wine Thirty Podcast share their experiences starting a podcast, growing their brand, and scoring interviews with some of the top creators in the industry. They’ll share how to organically grow your social media and get that coveted little blue check mark. Expect some fun giveaways at the end of the panel!

1:00pm-1:45pm – THE 501ST LEGION: BAD GUYS DOING GOOD
Room 405
By Garrison Titan

1:00pm-1:45pm – Happy 90th Birthday, Adam West: Celebrating the Batman from Washington
Room 407
Panelist: David Goehner

Holy Homestate Heroes! Join us for a visual look back at the life of TV’s original Caped Crusader (and later the mayor of Quahog) in this presentation that covers Adam West’s upbringing in Walla Walla and Seattle, the origin of his acting career, his years with the 1960s “Batman” television series, and his later extensive work as a voice actor for animation. This presentation will include a look at how his hometown of has been honoring the actor since his death last year by launching an annual “Adam West Day” that now occurs each September in Walla Walla.

1:30am-2:15pm – Q&A Actor Sam J Jones
Mainstage in Lobby
Hosted by David Madrigal of Mad Bros Media (www.madbrosmedia.com )

2:00pm-2:45pm – Galactic Economics 101
Room 405
By Joshua Done
Building on the fundamentals established in Your world: Scale and Realism in Writing and Other Media, Galactic economics drills down into one of the most important aspects of world building; money. This talk will focus on the marriage between real world economic theory and fictional worlds, realism breaking pitfalls, and easy fixes. Many fiction economic models are unsustainable or ignore human nature and history, by understanding how actual economics effects human action we can better understand how your totally awesome science fiction technology will effect your fictional civilization. Using economics as a case study you should be able to apply these principles to other areas of fiction.

2:00pm-2:45pm – Blogging, Vlogging and Podcasting Geek Culture Oh my!!!
Room 407
Panelist: JoelfromSd, Nic Jarin from NWnerd, Billy the Brick of GeekDad

Do you love comic books, games, pinballs machines, cosplay or Sci-Fi movies? Ever wanted to share your passion and love for all things geek? But don’t know where or how to do it? Then have we got some tips, tricks and ideas for you. As a blogger, a podcaster and a vlogger share how and why they love about geek culture.

3:00pm-3:45pm – Keith Tucker Talks About Storyboarding in the 80’s & 90’s
Room 407
By Keith Tucker

Discussing Pinky & the Brain, Animaniacs, Rescue Rangers, Duck Tales, Gi Joe, Transformers and a whole lot more!

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(One floor down from the Exhibition Hall)
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