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Friday, March 22
 

8:00pm CDT

Werewolves of London: History's First Serial Killers [18+]
The "serial killer" is a more modern idea than many of us think, and often we are hard pressed to think of an iconic murderer prior to Jack the Ripper, but monsters have lurked among us far longer than that. Before we understood psychology as we do today, we often explained these cases with the supernatural. Join us as we discuss some of these early killers, who they were and what might have actually happened. (Who knows maybe they were just werewolves and vampires)

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Bruce

Adrian Bruce

Light In the Dark
avatar for Laurel Minott

Laurel Minott

Light in the dark


Friday March 22, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Live 7/Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

9:45pm CDT

The Chilling Adventurous Sabrina Panel [18+]
Have you been bewitched by the Netflix show, "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"? Then join us at, or around, the "witching hour" as we talk about our rampant fan theories, favorite characters, and our love of Greendale's favorite witch.

Speakers
AB

Adam Beaton

Staff, Guest Relations


Friday March 22, 2019 9:45pm - 10:45pm CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

10:00pm CDT

Austin Tindle's Raunchy Shakespeare [18+]
Come laugh, scream, and cry, the way Shakespeare intended with an hour long romp through the best moments of the Bard. Participation is encouraged, but not necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle

Actor, Guest
Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Dallas on academic scholarship, where he almost became an Electrical Engineer. At 19, he was cast as Romeo, and changed majors... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

10:00pm CDT

Cosplay Burlesque [18+]
Join Cosplay Burlesque for another great Zenkaikon performance! Cosplay Burlesque provides bawdy entertainment for the adult crowd featuring comedy and striptease while dressed as some of your favorite characters. We are fan fiction come to life!

Speakers
avatar for Cosplay Burlesque

Cosplay Burlesque

Performing Arts Group, Guest
Cosplay Burlesque is a performing arts group of burlesque performers and cosplayers dedicated to combining the two for your entertainment. Their mission is to take the characters fans already enjoy and make them naughty through a humorous and provocative stage show. There is no fandom... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

11:15pm CDT

Nat 20! The Audience Driven Adult Roleplay Game [18+]
Step bravely, dear traveler, for you are about to enter Zenkaikon’s dangerously fun live action parody D&D campaign! Step in and take the reigns as our party ventures on. How will you defeat the busty princess and her sidekick, Sex Appeal? Will you escape from the clutches of Tumblr? Come find out what surprises we have in store for you.

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Fernandez

Gavin Fernandez

Cosplayer, Photographer, Actor, Panelist
Hi! I'm Gavin, a 19 year old trans male navigating the cosplay world as a broke college student. I am an actor, cosplayer, panelist, musician, and artist. I am very proud to bring body positivity and transgender inclusivity to the cosplay community.I am currently the costume designer... Read More →
avatar for Carter Kucier

Carter Kucier

Odyssey Eight
South Park, Star Wars, NSP, Marvel (way better than DC), Pokemon, Little Shop of Horrors, Cats, School of Rock, Phantom of the Opera, IT, Stranger Things, Soul Eater, probably memes and other things too.Musician, French Horn and tenor voice- always down for barbershop quartets


Friday March 22, 2019 11:15pm - Saturday March 23, 2019 12:15am CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

11:15pm CDT

Full Frontal Nerdity: The Lewd Panel [18+]
Ever had any adult questions you’ve always wanted to ask, share stories, or learn how to charm someone at a con? Well this is the panel for you! Join some nerds and Charles Dunbar for a unforgettable 18+ Panel!

Speakers
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

Author, Guest
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokémon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 11:15pm - Saturday March 23, 2019 1:15am CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]
 
Saturday, March 23
 

12:30am CDT

Go Nagai in the U.S.A. [18+]
Go Nagai is one of the most influential manga artists that ever lived, but little of his work has made its way stateside until recently, with anime hits such as Devilman Crybaby, Mazinger Z Infinity, and Cutie Honey Universe. Come see his impact on U.S. pop culture from the '70s through the '90s.

Speakers
avatar for Doug W

Doug W

Rock 'n Roller, Mischief-Maker
Opinionated rock jock and action cartoon wizard.


Saturday March 23, 2019 12:30am - 1:30am CDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

7:15pm CDT

Folklore of Pennsylvania and the Lancaster Area [18+]
Ride with us on the "Bus to nowhere" and past "The seven gates to hell" as we explore the myths, legends, and folklore of Pennsylvania and the Lancaster area that the Con is based in.


Saturday March 23, 2019 7:15pm - 8:15pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

8:15pm CDT

I Mustn't Run Away…I Mustn't Run Away…An Evangelion Debate Panel [18+]
Who is the best Evangelion Pilot? What do the last 2 episodes really mean? Is Hideaki Anno legitimately insane or just a misunderstood artist? Join us for an open debate and discussion on the groundbreaking anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion"

Speakers
avatar for James Hicks

James Hicks

Featured Panelist, Winning the War on Pants
Having presented at Otakon, Katsucon, and Derpycon, Winning the War on Pants proudly owns the title “The East Coast Convention Circuit’s Newest Panel Group.” They’ll bring enjoyable programs to Zenkaikon X and a fun time is guaranteed for all!


Saturday March 23, 2019 8:15pm - 9:15pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

9:00pm CDT

Todd Haberkorn presents: (In)-Appropriate Night Time Stories for Kids that are 18+ [18+]
Todd is an award winning audio book narrator and has found some "gems" that he'd like to share with you! Come get an earful of stories that probably shouldn't used to give children wholesome dreams during sleep.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn

Actor, Guest
As a multi-award-winning actor behind the mic, on camera, and on stage, Todd Haberkorn has had the pleasure of working in a variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. The LA-based actor is also a director for companies like Netflix and Funimation Entertainment, as well as a... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

10:00pm CDT

Art Film or Aren't Film? [18+]
Have you ever sat down with a piece of media and asked yourself, is this art or aren't? Us too! Join us as we dance with ladies in radiators and get possessed in a tunnel. This is OUR design.

Speakers
avatar for John Salvino

John Salvino

John Salvino is an artist based in Lancaster, PA. He makes sumi ink paintings, comics, and sculpture that explore fantasy and science fiction.


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]

10:30pm CDT

Guests Against Humanity [18+]
"There are some things that just should not be said in public . . . and then there is Cards Against Humanity. You want to go to the most adult and NSFW panel in the entire convention? Yes, the party game that will make you a worse person for playing, and an even worse one for laughing, will be played for YOU by our Guests of Honor. Come One Come All, but only if you are 18 +, and laugh your inappropriate tush off. No cameras or recording devices allowed!

Speakers
avatar for Corgi Cosplay

Corgi Cosplay

Cosplayer, Guest
Corgi Cosplay is made up of Kiba (a Pembroke Welsh Corgi) and his human sidekick Nicole that live in Arizona! Kiba is actually Nicole's service dog and takes his job pretty seriously, even under the costumes. Kiba started cosplaying about 5 years ago with a Link cosplay (Legend of... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Sawyer

Samantha Sawyer

Comic Book Illustrator, Guest
Samantha Sawyer (Sincerely Sam) is a comic book artist and illustrator. Samantha is best known for her covers for Coffin Comics’ Lady Death and La Mureta; Big Dog Ink’s Penny for your Soul and Kaiju Epic; Crucidel Productions' Knightingail; and Ayee Dee Studio’s The... Read More →
avatar for Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle

Actor, Guest
Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Dallas on academic scholarship, where he almost became an Electrical Engineer. At 19, he was cast as Romeo, and changed majors... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm CDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

10:45pm CDT

Superstitious Yaoi [18+]
Whether you enjoy stories of unlucky-in-love protagonists or series that involve curses and omens, join us as we explore yaoi series that cover it all! Cross your fingers and maybe you'll find a new series to enjoy or discover a new appreciation for ones that you know and love.

Speakers
avatar for Lyndsey Bellamy

Lyndsey Bellamy

Panel Geeks
Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:45pm - 11:45pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

11:45pm CDT

B-Horror & Sci-Fi: The Good, The Good-Bad, The Bad-Bad & The Ugly [18+]
Take a look into the world of cult horror, sci-fi, and animation in this glorious, gore-filled presentation. We'll discuss what makes a film good, good-bad, bad-bad, or ugly and provide plenty of clips; because some things you really need to see to believe. We'll delve into movies like "Twisted Pair", "Frankenstein's Army", and "I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday". You'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll say "WTF". This panel is 18+ and not for those with sensitive eyes!

Speakers
avatar for John Salvino

John Salvino

John Salvino is an artist based in Lancaster, PA. He makes sumi ink paintings, comics, and sculpture that explore fantasy and science fiction.


Saturday March 23, 2019 11:45pm - Sunday March 24, 2019 12:45am CDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

11:45pm CDT

How to Burlesque [18+]
Learn to shimmy and shake with members of Cosplay Burlesque. Our workshop will cover many burlesque basics including dance moves, costuming, & building an act. Stop by, ask questions and learn a fun short routine!

Speakers
avatar for Cosplay Burlesque

Cosplay Burlesque

Performing Arts Group, Guest
Cosplay Burlesque is a performing arts group of burlesque performers and cosplayers dedicated to combining the two for your entertainment. Their mission is to take the characters fans already enjoy and make them naughty through a humorous and provocative stage show. There is no fandom... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 11:45pm - Sunday March 24, 2019 12:45am CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]
 
Sunday, March 24
 

12:00am CDT

+2 Comedy Presents Beyond the Tentacle: Fit to be Hentai'd [18+]
A continuation of the popular Beyond the Tentacle series, +2 Comedy tackles a whole new set of fetishes. Don't miss the exciting live demonstrations and the worst video we could find this year!

Speakers
NH

Noah Houlihan

+2 Comedy is the top geek stand-up comedy group on the East Coast. They have appeared at over 60 conventions since 2010. Their 18+ panels have thrilled, educated, and intrigued audiences from Otakon to GKE Classic. 


Sunday March 24, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

12:00am CDT

Eye of Argon Reading [18+]
The Eye of Argon, largely regarded as one of the worst short stories ever written, is a scifi convention tradition. In this "you laugh, you lose" contest, come try your hand, and see if you can read even a paragraph without hesitation, laughter or pronouncing the words too correctly, and you may be able to take home the fabled Golden Grignr.

Speakers
BM

Brian Murdzak

Department Head, Mobile Tech
avatar for Bob Zygala

Bob Zygala

Department Head, Mobile Tech


Sunday March 24, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

12:45am CDT

Let's Dub a Hentai: The Threequel [18+]
Ever had the unpleasure if watching a dubbed hentai and think you could do better? Well put your money where your mouth is and say horribly dirty things in front of strangers.

Speakers
avatar for Jessy Lukens

Jessy Lukens

Panelist
I've made questionable decisions in life, like hosting hentai panels


Sunday March 24, 2019 12:45am - 1:45am CDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]

1:00am CDT

Introduction to Hentai [18+]
Join others for a panel all about the lewd art of Hentai. A funny, educational, and vary naughty panel. There will be a Q&A and maybe some games too. Bring your wrist bands and leave your shame at the door!

Speakers

Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00am - 2:00am CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

1:00am CDT

SasqWatch-13 Cryptids The Government Doesn't Want You To Know About! Click Here To Learn More!!! [18+]
Do you ever feel like you're being watched by a grinning man? Have you been personally effected by rods in the air? Do you know if your heart of hearts there is a 7 foot long worm terrorizing the Gobi dessert? Click here to find out more!

Speakers
avatar for John Salvino

John Salvino

John Salvino is an artist based in Lancaster, PA. He makes sumi ink paintings, comics, and sculpture that explore fantasy and science fiction.


Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00am - 2:00am CDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]
 


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