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Schedule of Events

2018

The Adventure Begins

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


 

All Day Quests:

 

Makerspace Mania (creation stations)

Room B168

 

Karaoke

Room B175

 

Anime

Room B125

Gaming

Cafeteria

Choose Your Own Adventure!

 

11:00 A.M. 

     School Life in Japan

by Chinatsu Oku

Come and find out how schools are different in Japan!

Room B165

 

Building Epic Cosplay Armor with Foam

by Sherry and Rob Mabry

Have you ever wished you could jump inside Master Chief's armor to take on the Covenant or wander the Wasteland in a suit of Power Armor from Fallout? This session will teach you how to make armor that looks like it came straight out of your favorite video game using easy-to-find materials and tools. Learn the process of foam armor making from start to finish and get started on your own set of epic armor.   

Room B121

 

SMACK! BAM! POW! - How to Write an Effective Fight Scene

by Libbi Duncan

Learn how to write a fast-paced, thrilling fight scene that readers can understand and connect with, and catch a reading from the author’s second novel, ASHES.

Room B167

 

Careers in the Gaming Industry

by Paraic Mulgrew

With the gaming industry exponentially growing, the opportunities in the field are

ripe.

Room B123

 

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 You Tube, listen as the one and only blue man retells them in the iconic voice you've come to know and love.

LGI Room

 

How to Become an Illustrator  

by Wade Dillon

Providing young participants and artists the knowledge to pursue illustration, the obstacles that come with the industry, and what you need to do to break into the business.

Room B120

 

You’ve Been ScratchED!

by John Moran (25 minutes)

Come learn some basic coding skills using Scratch! Once you start, you won't be able to stop!

Lang. Lab B170

 

Write Now!

by Lorena Emily Koppel (25 minutes)

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

 

11:45 P.M.       

     Cool Story, Bro. Needs More Dragons!

by Mari Mancusi

In this presentation, award winning author Mari Mancusi discusses some of her

favorite writing topics--including dragons, time travel, and video games--and talks

about why it's so important to write what you love, whether it be through fan

fiction or original work. She will also show off photos of some of her best

cosplays and offer attendees an insider look at what it's like to be an author.

Room B167

 

Get your Autograph from author Libbi Duncan!

Outside Room B167

 

Get your Autograph from Mr.CreepyPasta!

Outside LGI Room

 

12:00 P.M.         

     Japanese Folktale Telling

by Chinatsu Oku

Enjoy two Japanese traditional folktales in a special 'kamishibai' way.   

Room B165

 

Creating Your Own Mini Comic!

by Rick Brooks

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

Room  B122

 

How to Make the Most of your Dungeons and Dragons Game

by Paraic Mulgrew

Methods, tricks and tips on how to elevate your role playing experience to its most immersive, engaging levels.

Room B123

Get Your Art Portfolio Critiqued

by Professional Artist Alfredo Lopez, Jr.!

Room B120

Steampunk 101 by Ole Sarge

Learn the basics of Steampunk!

Room B121

Zombie FX

by Sergio Guerra

A quick "Tips and Tricks" zombie making demonstration for creating your very own realistic ghouls!

Room B124

 

 

12:30 P.M.         

     You’ve Been ScratchED!

by John Moran (25 minutes)

Come learn some basic coding skills using Scratch! Once you start, you won't be able to stop!

Lang. Lab B170

 

Get your Autograph from Author Mari Mancusi!

Outside Room B167

 

1:00 P.M.           

     KEYNOTE SPEAKER JONATHAN MABERRY

Hear the author of the Rot & Ruin series and V Wars (soon to be a Netflix show).

Auditorium

Film and Graphic Novel Contest Winners Announced (before the keynote speaker presentation)

Auditorium


 

2:00 P.M.         

     Origami Paper Folding

by Chinatsu Oku

Do you know origami? It is paper folding crafts that anybody can do. Let's try making some authentic origami with the Japanese cultural coordinator.  

Room B165

 

Building Epic Cosplay Armor with Foam

by Sherry and Rob Mabry

Have you ever wished you could jump inside Master Chief's armor to take on the Covenant or wander the Wasteland in a suit of Power Armor from Fallout? This session will teach you how to make armor that looks like it came straight out of your favorite video game using easy-to-find materials and tools. Learn the process of foam armor making from start to finish and get started on your own set of epic armor.

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

 

Comic Book Illustration: Telling a Story with Your Drawing

by Alfredo Lopez, Jr.

Sketching a comic book cover that tells the story and helps sell the idea of a comic.

Room B120

 

Robotics Playground with Matthew Garrett

This is an open playground where participants get a chance to try out several robots. We will have Spheros and Dashes for the participants to work with.

Room B123

 

Move Over, Percy Jackson!

by P.J. Hoover

Looking for story ideas? Have no idea what to write about next? Here's a secret: look to mythology. In this presentation, award-winning author P.J. Hoover recounts some of her favorite myths, and shows how amazing, creative story ideas can be found within. Whether it's gods, monsters, or epic quests and voyages that you love, you can use it to create your perfect story. All you need to do is twist it around a little.

Room B122

 

Get your Autograph from Author Jonathan Maberry!

Outside Room B167

 

3:00 P.M.         

     Japanese Food Culture

by Chinatsu Oku

Come and learn interesting Japanese food culture and let's try a chopsticks challenge!  

Room B165

 

Dragons, Zombies, and Fantastical Beasts, Oh My! Professional Author Panel with Jonathan Mayberry, Mari Mancusi, Libbi Duncan, and Mr. Creepy Pasta

LGI Room

 

Robotics Playground with Matthew Garrett

This is an open playground where participants get a chance to try out several robots. We will have Spheros and Dashes for the participants to work with.

Room B123

How to Become an Illustrator  

by Wade Dillon

Providing young participants and artists the knowledge to pursue illustration, the obstacles that come with the industry, and what you need to do to break into the business.

Room B120

 

You’ve Been ScratchED!

by John Moran (25 minutes)

Come learn some basic coding skills using Scratch! Once you start, you won't be able to stop!

Lang. Lab B170

 

Incorporating Fairy Tales into Fantasy Worlds

by C.M. Bratton

Fairy tales, myths, legends, and fables stretch back thousands of years, yet they remain an important part of our literature even now. In fact, the trend to re-write fairy tales continues to grow and expand, from everything to present-day fairy tales to futuristic sci-fi versions. This presentation talks about why fairy tales are important tools for writers, how to choose them, and ways to change or update them for original takes on these old yet familiar tales.

Room B121

 

Beyond Wonder Woman: Female Heroes from A to Xena

by Beverly Snyder (25 minutes)

Everyone knows Wonder Woman, but how many more female icons are out there? This presentation focuses on the many female superheroes and role models in pop culture.

Room B122

Zombie FX

by Sergio Guerra

A quick "Tips and Tricks" zombie making demonstration for creating your very own realistic ghouls!

Room B124

 

3:30 P.M.               

     Write Now!

by Lorena Emily Koppel (25 minutes)

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

 

4:00 P.M.           

     Costume Contest

Auditorium

 

Author Autographs: Jonathan Maberry, Libbi Duncan, Mari Mancusi

Outside Room B167

 

Get your Autograph from Mr.CreepyPasta!

Outside LGI Room

 

Gaming Schedule - all programming in Cafeteria

 

*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. 

Open Play - All Day Revelry

 

11:00 

Pokemon Card Game Meetup

 

Werewolf Session 1

Game Demos (Dixit, Superfight, Tsuro, Happy Salmon

Dungeons and Dragons Session 1 - for Beginners

                   

 

Super Smash Tournament begins

 

2:00 

Magic the Gathering Card Game Meetup

Werewolf Session 2

Game Demos (Dixit, Superfight, Tsuro, Happy Salmon)

Dungeons and Dragons Session 2 - For Beginners

 

3:30 

Werewolf Session 3

Game Demos (Dixit, Superfight, Tsuro, Happy Salmon)

Dungeons and Dragons Session 3 - for Beginners

1st Floor Map

2nd Floor Map