Schedule

Friday, April 8

Main Stage in Hillside Hall

3:00 pm

Lindsay Jones, Kara Eberle, Barbara Dunkelman, and Arryn Zech

Voice Acting 101

Join the cast of “RWBY” as they discuss their own voice acting careers, including tips on how to get into the industry and some fun stories creating your favorite characters.

4:15 pm

Roger Craig Smith

Voicing Pop Culture Characters

The voice of characters such as Sonic The Hedgehog, Batman, and Captain America in various movies, TV shows, and video games will discuss his career and take questions from the audience.

5:30 pm

Mike DeCarlo and Brett Breeding

Killing Your Favorite Super Heroes

The artists behind Batman: A Death In The Family (the death of Jason Todd-era Robin) and the Death Of Superman storylines talk about the responsibility of killing off legendary characters in America mythology and the aftermath of being involved in such stories.

Walker Ballroom

1:45 pm

Rags Morales

Dynamic Storytelling For Comics

Comic book writer and artist Rags Morales discusses storytelling from the perspective of comics and how to create exciting and dynamic stories using the medium.

3:00 pm

Allen Stewart

Comics In World War II

If the truth be told, during WWII more American GI’s were reading comic books than the children at the home front. Allen Stewart of the Hall Of Heroes Superhero Museum will reveal some of the most interesting and historical aspects that happened during this time and how comics contributed to the war effort against the Axis powers.

4:15 pm

Paul D. Storrie

Writing Copyrighted Materials

Comics writer Paul D. Storrie will be discussing the extra challenges of writing licensed comics, rather creator- or publisher-owned properties. Among those he’s worked on are the Green Hornet, Star Trek, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, and Buckeroo Banzai.

The Nerd Cave

1:30 pm

Jymn Magon

Working On Non-Disney Titles

Mostly known for writing Disney Afternoon titles like “Tale Spin” and “Chip-n-Dale Rescue Rangers”, Jymn’s resume also features numerous non-Disney titles such as Casper Meets Wendy and the infamous Titanic: The Legend Lives On. Jymn discusses these titles.

2:45 pm

Freddie Williams II

Creating Those Over The Top Crossovers

Freddie has been the artists on quite a few crossover comic book titles such as Batman Vs TMNT and Godzilla Vs Power Rangers. Freddie discusses the creative process in working on such titles and the responsibility that must be balanced between marrying two specific franchises.

4:00pm

Sweets4aSweet Cosplay

Intro To Cosplay Make-Up

Even beginners to wearing makeup can quickly learn the ins & outs of this important aspect of cosplay. Join Sweets4aSweet Cosplay to learn tips and tricks to beauty makeup, body painting, and more!

5:15 pm

Ken Johnson

DND: Tavern Tales, Tips and Tricks

Every Dungeons and Dragons DM likes to think that their table stories are the craziest, and I am no exception. Come join me as I share my groups’ narrow escapes, “creative solutions”, and wildest twists. I’ll also be giving advice to players and DMs alike as I prepare to release my first DND Module. (DND Experience not required to enjoy panel).

Saturday, April 9

Main Stage In Hillside Hall

11:45 am

David Fielding and Sandi Sellner

Dealing With Teenagers With Attitudes

David fielding and Sandi Sellner from “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” discuss their Command Center roles in the influential series and the legacy the series has left with fans.

1:00 pm

Lindsay Jones, Kara Eberle, Barbara Dunkelman, and Arryn Zech

Protecting The World

The cast of “RWBY” discuss the fictional world of Remnant and the significance  of this major American anime series.

2:15 pm

Marli Renfro

Peeling Away The Curtain

Marli was the body double for Janet Leigh in the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, one of the most famous movie scenes in history. Marli will discuss the production of this infamous scene and its impact on pop culture.

3:30 pm

Roger L. Jackson

It’s a Scream, Baby!

The voice of Ghostface from the iconic horror franchise discusses the role of the masked killer and its impact on the resurrection of the horror genre in the 90’s.

5:00 pm

Adult Costume Contest

Make sure to check out our costume contest and see the best outfits parade across the stage for the chance to win cash and prizes.

Walker Ballroom

11:45 am

Jack Campbell

Everything I Needed To Know About Quantum Physics I Learned From The Three Stooges

Confused about entanglement, ground state, tunneling, and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle? Watch as Jack Campbell explains principles of quantum physics using Three Stooges skits, and the Stooges themselves.  Afterwards, as time permits, he’ll also talk about writing and answer questions about his books including the New York Times bestselling Lost Fleet series, the science fantasy steampunk-with-dragons Pillars of Reality, and the EPIC Award winning YA novel The Sister Paradox.

1:00 pm

John Beatty

A Shared History Of My Time In Comics

Comic book artist John Beatty discusses his lengthy career on working on titles such as Secret Wars and The Punisher and takes questions from the audience.

2:15 pm

Sam de la Rosa

A Venom-ous Conversation

The artist behind the influential comic book series Venom: Lethal Protector discusses the groundbreaking series that spawned two Venom movies and a billion dollar franchise.

3:30 pm

K. Lynn Smith, Corinne Roberts, and Comfort and Adam

Three of the most successful self-publishers in Michigan discuss the rewards and challenges of being your own boss in the comic book world.

The Nerd Cave

11:00 am

Sweets4aSweet Cosplay

Intro To Wig Styling And Care

Wigs can completely transform a costume, and there is some basic information to learn about styling & caring for them so they last. Sweets4aSweet Cosplay shares her wig styling secrets!

12:15 pm

Jymn Magon

A Goofy Movie Retrospective

Jymn discusses writing the 90’s Disney film, what the producers were trying to accomplish with the film, and why the film has resonated with the fanbase for so long.

1:30 pm

Assorted Villains

Spider-Man, You Need to Go Home

You’ve heard of the alleged “Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man” but is there a darker side to Spidey? Join J. Jonah Jameson and Dr. Otto Octavius & co. as they discuss the controversy surrounding the web slinger’s vigilantism.

2:45 pm

Scott Rosema

GET A FREE DRAWING!!!!

Join Scott Rosema as he draws LIVE in front of you and while he takes questions about comics!!! Each of the drawings he’ll do will be raffled off to the lucky audience members !!!! Come and have some fun!!!!

4:00 pm

Eric Anderson

Stargate Atlantis Trivia

Join Eric Anderson as he hosts a trivia game about Stargate Atlantis using the Kahoot app! Kahoot is a free app and allows you to play along in real-time on your own phone! So, swing by and join in the fun!

Sunday, April 10

Main Stage in Hillside Hall

11:00 am

Roger L. Jackson

Curses! A Powerpuff Girls Panel

The voice of Mojo Jojo discusses the role as the villain against the threesome and his quest for evil monkey world domination from the city of Townsville.

12:15 pm

Rodger Bumpass

Wake Him Up When He Cares

The voice of Squidward Tentacles in “SpongeBob SqaurePants” and The chief in “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” discusses his career and takes questions form the audience.

1:30 pm

Jymn Magon

Writing The Disney Afternoon

Jymn discusses being the screenwriter for such shows as “Chip-n-Dale Rescue Rangers”, “Goof Troop”, and “Tale Spin” and working for the Disney empire.

3:00 pm

Kids Costume Contest

Make sure to check out our smallest entries in the quest for recognition for best costumes for the under 13 crowd. Prepare for collective “oohs” and “aahs”.

Walker Ballroom

11:30 am

Suzanne Palmer

Writing Creativity And Problem Solving

Sci-fi author Suzanne Palmer talks about creativity both as it applies to writing and how the techniques of creativity and problem solving can be cross-applied to other forms of art and also activities we don’t think of as primarily creative.

12:45 pm

Freddie Williams II

Cowabunga, Dude!

Freddie discusses drawing comics for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, meeting the expectations of the fans of the heroes in a half-shell, and his own love for the franchise.

2:00 pm

Allen Stewart

Comic Books And The Cold War: A Retrospective

If you love comic book history then you don’t want to miss this exciting and informative panel by Allen Stewart, the executive director of the hall Of Heroes Superhero Museum. We will start at the end of WWII and discover comic book secrets such as the following: how a Superman comic book almost revealed the secrets of the atomic bomb; how superheroes and comic books almost ceased to exist due to a lone child psychiatrist’s book called Seduction Of The Innocent; how the Cold war was being fought during both the Silver Age and Bronze Age era of comics; and how many early Marvel and DC Comics supervillains were indeed Communists. We’ll also discover Wonder Woman’s goofiest villain, Egg Fu, and what if Superman landed in Russia instead of the United States?

The Nerd Cave

11:00 am

Corinne Roberts

Mythical Creatures

Learn to use basic shape construction and simple line techniques to create imaginative Mythical Creatures! No prior drawing experience needed in this follow-along program. Supplies needed are simple pencil, paper and eraser.

12:15 pm

Comfort and Adam

Let’s Make a Character

The six-time Harvey Award nominated husband and wife action faction Comfort Love and Adam Withers will not only talk about how to make a great character, but will create a new character on the spot with the audience’s help. The seminar will be broken into two halves: first, Comfort and Adam will take you through the concepts of what it takes to make an awesome character. In the second, they will invite audience participation in creating a new character which will be concepted and drawn on the spot.

1:30 pm

Joe Swietlik

Cosplay Photography 101

Cosplay photographer Joe Swietlik from Have Camera, Will Cosplay explains the basics of photographing cosplay from both the cosplayer and photographer’s perspective. No camera? No problem! Everything Joe teaches can be done with a camera phone too! Joe will cover fundamentals of photography, posing, lighting, and Composites.