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Schedule of Events

2019

The Adventure Begins

10:00 A.M.     Doors open: vendors, artists, and concessions open for sales

10:00-12:00    Cosplay Contest Registration in Main Entrance


Choose Your Own Adventure:

 

All Day Quests:

      Virtual Reality Room

      Room B167

 

Makerspace Mania (creation stations)

Room B168

 

Karaoke

Room B175

 

Anime

Room B125

Gaming

Cafeteria

KPop Dance

Black Box

 

11:00 A.M. 

The CREEPIEST, MOST FANTASTICAL PANEL EVER!

with Kazu Kibuishi, PJ Hoover, Xavier Garza, and MrCreepyPasta

Join world-renowned creator/author/illustrator of the Amulet series, author of The Hidden Code, author of Maximilian and the Curse of the Fallen Angel, and Horror Storytelling Podcast and Youtuber sensation as they discuss their careers, their passions, their future projects, and answer questions from the audience.

LGI Room

     Cosplay 101 with Maggie Ontiveros and Nick Sanchez

Learn the basics of how to cosplay and create a costume. We will feature different techniquest, as well as different mediums and materials to motivate you to start on your project...or maybe finish it! 

Room B121

 

Welcome to Game Development in San Antonio by Northwest Vista

Have in interest in gaming, game development, or education in game careers? Come meet and have a Q&A with local gaming developers, gaming teachers, content creators and more. Learn about networking, how to get started, and about organizations in San Antonio to take you further in your gaming adventures.

Room B123

     Zoetrope Animation by Kara Salinas and Ana Hughes

Animation is the illusion of movement. It is like magic! Come learn how to do animation and have fun with Zoetropes.

Room B169 - Language Lab

 

Character Creation by Bryan and Selah Douglas

Want to create a character like nothing anyone has seen before? Bryan and Selah willteach you a technique to harness the power of opposites and open up worlds of possibilities!

Room B122

 

Shamble! A Guide to Writing Zombie Comedy by C.M. Bratton

Traditionally, zombies have been scary and suspenseful creatures, but in recent years a new trend has emerged: the zom-com! That's right, zombies are not just the walking dead. They're comedians! Learn how to write not only from the perspective of the zombie who has moved beyond a one-dimensional character into the realm of dreams - and endless hunger, of course! Sure, zombies love brains, but so do nerds! With analysis of C.M. Bratton's award-winning zombie series along with genres of comedy, writers of all ages will enjoy this dive into an unconventional take on writing - and loving - monsters.

Room B124

 

KPOP Random Dance Game with KPOP Dance SA!

A dance game where participants form a large circle and music plays (typically the chorus), if you know the dance, come out and dance! 

Black Box

Paint with Me! by Vince Valenzuela 11:00-12:30 (limit 20 participants)

Come paint a fun and relaxing scene! Step-by-step, you'll be guided through how to create a beautiful scene with acrylic paint!

Room B120

 

11:30 A.M.

     Voice Acting for Animation and Gaming with Lainie Frasier

       Nice voice!  You should do something with it!  

       How many times have you heard that before? Nearly all voices can be developed into a marketable talent.               Actually, it's not the voice that's important, but how good your delivery is and how well you take direction.​                 Lainie will share the techniques professionals use to make money with their voices.

​       Room B166

12:00 P.M.       

     Learn Amigurumi! The Japanese Art of Crocheting with Stacie Tharp (25 minutes)

Learn the basics of Amigurumi and be inspired to create them on your own after the event. Come check out a display of Amigurumi characters. Session will include crochet hooks, yarn, print-out s of crochet basics/patterns, and how-to videos.

Room B165

 

My Hero Academia: Detention with Class 1A

Uncultured Cosplay will be playing all the characters of Class 1A from My Hero Academia, portraying them as if they are in detention, "passing the time." There will be games, skits, and prizes!

LGI Room

 

Get your Autograph from Mr.CreepyPasta!

Outside LGI Room

 

     

     Make Your Own Comics! by Rick Brooks

After a demonstration, students will have the opportunity to create their own mini-comic.   

Room B122

 

Hands-On Cosplay Armor with Foam by Sherry & Rob Mabry

(limit 12 participants)

Learn how to craft EVA foam armor using basic and affordable materials and tools. In this session, we'll cover using and creating patterns, cutting and shaping foam, and methods for strapping armor to your body. Participants will build their own wearable piece of armor (a gauntlet) during this hands-on session.

Room B121

Digital Art - How Do I Start? with Kathryn Taylor

Everyone knows Photoshop, and more importantly how expensive it is. But have you ever heard of Fire Alpaca? What about Medibang Paint? If you're interested in starting digital art, or would just like some tips about the best free software and tools, come to this presentation to learn about the medium more artists and animators are using than ever. You don't need Photoshop to make high quality images worthy of selling or posting online- and I'm here to prove it to you.

Room B123

World Building: Mapping Out Your Story World by Jeannette Mbewe

Every adventurer needs a map. From gamers to writers, the layout of the land is an important part of world-building, even if the map isn't included in the book. Learn the importance of facts in fantasy and how science, geology, and social studies can influence your story world as well as tips on how to create an epic map of your own.

Room B124

Become a Sketch Nation Citizen with Matthew Garrett

Learn how to use Sketch Nation to create your own video game. There are a variety of game types such as action, adventure, and puzzle

Room B169 Language Lab

         

     KPOP Random Charade Relay with KPOP Dance SA!

     Participants will form a circle and the host will have a bucket full of different KPop songs. The person

      to the left of the host will pull out a song and must dance either a keypoint of the dance or the chorus

      dance itself. If the person who pulls out fails to know or execute the dance, s/she is out. If the person

      knows it and can execute it, everyone who knows it (in the circle) will join along. Those who don't

      know it are eliminated. The person who stays till the end wins.

Black Box

Pre-Judging for Craftsmanship Contestants in Cosplay Contest

Auditorium

 

1:00 P.M.           

     KEYNOTE SPEAKER KAZU KIBUISHI

Come hear the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight, creator of the webcomic Copper, and author & illustrator of the popular Amulet series.

Auditorium

Art Contest, 90 Second Film, and Graphic Novel Contest Winners Announced (before the keynote presentation)

Auditorium


 

2:00 P.M.         

     The Hidden Code "Unlock the Code" Escape Room with PJ Hoover

Think you're pretty good at solving puzzles? See if you can solve this escape room and UNLOCK THE HIDDEN CODE!  Based on PJ Hoover's new book, The Hidden Code

Room B165

Get your autograph from Author/Artist Kazu Kibuishi!

In the main foyer by the Barnes & Noble table

Comic Cover Illustration with Freddy Lopez, Jr. (25 minutes) 

Learn tips and techniques for how to draw an eye-catching comic book cover!

Room B123

Cosplay 101 with Maggie Ontiveros and Nick Sanchez

Learn the basics of how to cosplay and create a costume. We will feature different techniquest, as well as different mediums and materials to motivate you to start on your project...or maybe finish it! 

Room B121

Mr.CreepyPasta

Gather round the campfire boils and ghouls and MrCreepyPasta will tell you stories that will give you nightmares for years to come. Taken from stories around the Internet and some of your favorites from YouTube, listen as the one and only blue man retells them in the iconic voice you've come to know and love.

LGI Room

Write Away with Lorena Koppel (25 minutes)

        Lorena Koppel is a 15-year-old fantasy writer. She started her first full-length novel when she was 9, in response            to the lack of smart female protagonists, interesting plots, and high-quality writing in the middle-grade genre.                After receiving a positive response from agents at WD's Pitch Slam, she is now working to get her book, The              Shadow in Her Pocket, published. Learn more at LorenaLore.com.

 

        This presentation will inspire young artists to pursue their passions no matter their age or abilities. Taking lessons          from her own experience writing, this presentation will cover where to draw inspiration, making creativity a                habit, and being fearless with creating and growing with your art

 Room B122

 

Images of the Greek Underworld from Dante to Disney by Andrea Stehle

The mythical Greek Underworld has been a source of wonder and inspiration to storytellers and artists down through the ages. This presentation begins in the middle ages with Dante's Inferno and ends with Disney's Hercules. It explores all the generations in between who were inspired by the dark realm of the dead and its myriad of monsters.

Room B124

 

Zoetrope Animation by Kara Salinas and Ana Hughes

Animation is the illusion of movement. It is like magic! Come learn how to do animation and have fun with Zoetropes.

Room B169 Language Lab

         

     Paint with Me! by Vince Valenzuela 2:00-3:30 P.M. (limit 20 participants)

Come paint a fun and relaxing scene! Step-by-step, you'll be guided through how to create a beautiful scene with acrylic paint!  

Room B120

KPOP Variety Games with KPOP Dance SA

Play games such as "5 second song", "Instrumental", and "English Phrase" to test your Kpop Knowledge. Identify the song and win prizes!

Black Box

Line-Up/Practice for ALL Cosplay Contest Participants

Auditorium

3:00 P.M. 

   Cosplay Contest

Auditorium

Mr.CreepyPasta

Gather round the campfire boils and ghouls and MrCreepyPasta will tell you stories that will give you nightmares for years to come. Taken from stories around the Internet and some of your favorites from YouTube, listen as the one and only blue man retells them in the iconic voice you've come to know and love.

LGI Room

 

Hands-On Cosplay Armor with Foam by Sherry & Rob Mabry

(limit 12 participants)

Learn how to craft EVA foam armor using basic and affordable materials and tools. In this session, we'll cover using and creating patterns, cutting and shaping foam, and methods for strapping armor to your body. Participants will build their own wearable piece of armor (a gauntlet) during this hands-on session.

Room B121

Digital Art - How Do I Start? with Kathryn Taylor

Everyone knows Photoshop, and more importantly how expensive it is. But have you ever heard of Fire Alpaca? What about Medibang Paint? If you're interested in starting digital art, or would just like some tips about the best free software and tools, come to this presentation to learn about the medium more artists and animators are using than ever. You don't need Photoshop to make high quality images worthy of selling or posting online- and I'm here to prove it to you.

Room B123

What's in a Name? How to Get To Know Your Characters by C.M. Bratton

Getting to know your characters often starts with a simple premise: what will you call your character? But this is often a more complicated question as you dive into where this name came from and what it means in the larger story. Character-drive plots work because the audience/reader connects with the emotions. Learn how to get started with the basics and use them to dive deep into the psychology of your characters and build a nuanced, complicated, conflicted, wounded person/monster/creature whose journey is ultimately rewarding and worth discovering.

Room B124

        

     Learn Amigurumi! The Japanese Art of Crocheting with Stacie Tharp (25 minutes)

Learn the basics of Amigurumi and be inspired to create them on your own after the event. Come check out a display of Amigurumi characters. Session will include crochet hooks, yarn, print-out s of crochet basics/patterns, and how-to videos.

Room B165

 

KPOP Variety Games with KPOP Dance SA

Play games such as "5 second song", "Instrumental", and "English Phrase" to test your Kpop Knowledge. Identify the song and win prizes!

Black Box

 

Gaming Schedule 

 

Spaces in D&D, Werewolf, Game Demos, and the Super Smash Bros. Tournaments are given on a first come first serve basis. If you want to guarantee a time slot or session, please visit us starting at 10 am to reserve your spot! 
 

D&D sessions are for beginning players and will be using pregen character sheets. You are more than welcome to bring your own level one character to the table if you have made one at home. 

Gaming Schedule - all programming in Cafeteria and Library

 

All Day  -  Game Demos 

Look for volunteers stationed around the cafeteria ready to show you how to play some of the newest and most popular tabletop games. A variety of games will be demoed in the morning and afternoon. Be sure to check out Dixit, Werewords, Superfight, Telestrations, and many more! 

                    

Open Play - All Day

Have some time between sessions? Check out a board game from Court of Gamer’s collection to enjoy with friends. Pick up an old favorite or try something new! Try out VR with the San Antonio Public Library or play a game on the open play Switch as other battle it out in the Super Smash Brothers tournament.

11:00 A.M. 

Super Smash Bros. Tournament begins 

Sign-up for this tournament begins at 10am when the door opens and fills up fast. Battle other students to see who comes out as the ultimate Super Smash Bros. champion of 2019. Top three winners receive a prize. Hosted by the San Antonio Public Library. 

 

Pokemon & Magic the Gathering Card Game Meetup #1

Meet up with fellow card gamers to play or come to learn about these two deck building games. Please feel free to bring your own decks!

 

Dungeons & Dragons Session 1 (in the Library)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons? Come join a group for a one-shot adventure and learn the ropes of tabletop rpgs! Become a wizard, a fighter, a rogue, a cleric, or perhaps a barbarian, and work together to complete a quest. We are using D&D Fifth Edition rules. Feel free to bring your own level 1 character sheet or use one of our pregen. characters. New and experienced players are welcome. Limited to 24 players. 

 

2:00 P.M. 

Pokemon & Magic the Gathering Card Game Meetup #2

Meet up with fellow card gamers to play or come to learn about these two deck building games. Please feel free to bring your own decks! 

 

Dungeons & Dragons Session 2 (in the Library) 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons? Come join a group for a one-shot adventure and learn the ropes of tabletop RPGs! Become a wizard, a fighter, a rogue, a cleric, or perhaps a barbarian and work together to complete a quest. We are using D&D Fifth Edition rules. Feel free to bring your own level 1 character sheet or use one of our pregen. characters. New and experienced players are welcome. Limited to 24 players.