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Friday, March 22
 

12:30pm CDT

Bullying in Fandom
The Knights of Fandom return once again to talk about the ongoing issue of bullying in fandom - online, in person, and everywhere in between. You can make a difference! The Knights want you to bring a friend, share stories and snacks, and help them make fandom a safer place for everyone to play!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Klotz

Laura Klotz

Laura, better known in fannish circles as Lady Norbert, is constantly shadowed by her best friend and self-appointed bodyguard, Andrea, and talks way too much about Dragon Age in her free time. She spends too much time on Tumblr and is known colloquially as the Adoptive Mother of... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

1:45pm CDT

Common Courtesy: Con and Hotel Etiquette
Don’t know the first thing about organizing a hotel room and keeping it neat? Ever taken a picture with someone who smells like no other or damaged your cosplay? Come learn about the basics of con courtesy and hotel hygienics to keep con a fun, safe, and good smelling place!

Speakers
avatar for Lorna Diamond

Lorna Diamond

Panelist, Cosplayer, Darling Cosplays
Darling began her descent into cosplay experimenting with body paint and hasn’t stopped since. Learning and growing, Darling enjoys teaching others the perfect paint job, how to create cheaply & efficiently, or performing in fun interactive panels!


Friday March 22, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]

2:15pm CDT

Walt Disney's America
An educational guide to how Walt Disney and the Disney company shaped America from World War 2 right on up through the Dream Big, Princess movement.

Speakers
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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. 


Friday March 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

6:45pm CDT

+2 Comedy Stand-Up Comedy Spectacular
Exactly what it says on the tin. Geek stand-up, with a Q&A afterwards to answer your most burning questions and settle your least amicable debates. Which Pokemon would make the best pet? In a fight between every Disney Princess, who would win? Green Lanterns: Who Wore it Best? The sky’s the limit- the Cobra Kai of geek comedy will tackle any query your heart desires.

Speakers
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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. 


Friday March 22, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm CDT
Live 7/Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

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]

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
 

10:15am CDT

Tokyo 2020: Tips & Tricks For Attending The 2020 Summer Olympics
Would you like to travel to Japan? Have you ever considered attending the Olympics? With the 2020 Summer Games being held in Tokyo, you have a great opportunity to combine the two. Come learn some tips and tricks on how to plan the trip of a lifetime from a frequent traveler who has been to Asia (including Japan) multiple times and attended the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Twesme

Kris Twesme

Staff, Treasury


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

1:00pm CDT

The Secret Guide to Running Panels
Have something to say about your fandom? It takes more than just a good idea to run a good con panel. Prolific and professional panelist, lecturer, and podcaster Rym (GeekNights) is here to show you exactly what it takes to run a slick and solid panel. He's performed at fan and professional conventions around the world for more than 15 years, and is here to share all of the tricks of the trade.

Speakers
avatar for Rym DeCoster

Rym DeCoster

Producer, GeekNights
Producer and Host of GeekNights. Game design and UX professional. Regular lecturer at conventions like the Penny Arcade Expo and MAGFest.


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

5:00pm CDT

+2 Comedy Presents Stay Doomed
Noah Houlihan and Laura Prince explore what makes a TV show Stay Doomed, and how to tell if your new favorite is never going to reach Season Two. The Stay Doomed hosts will also discuss the weirdest and wackiest things they've found while researching the smash hit podcast.

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. 


Saturday March 23, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]
 
Sunday, March 24
 

11:00am CDT

Could You Please NOT? Photography Etiquette
We all know it to be true: common sense isn't as common as it should be and wisdom doesn't always come with experience. That's why we're here. To help you have a better con, we offer dos and don'ts for both cosplayers and photographers in terms of behavior and practices. We will answer questions and share stories as well.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Bradford

Richard Bradford

Staff, AMV


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]
 


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