Loading…
Zenkaikon 2018 has ended

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Panels-Workshops [clear filter]
Friday, May 4
 

6:15pm EDT

My World and Welcome to It
Writing media tie-in fiction in universes like Planet of the Apes, Hellboy, Marvel Comics, X-Files and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry

Author, Guest
Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times bestselling suspense novelist, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. His books include the Joe Ledger thrillers, The Nightsiders, Dead of Night, X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate, as well as standalone novels in multiple genres... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 6:15pm - 7:15pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

8:15pm EDT

Ask Phil LaMarr Anything! (Legal)
Sweet Yeti of the Serengeti! It's finally your chance to ask Samurai Jack, Wilt, Green Lantern, Static, Hermes Conrad, and/or that one character from that one episode of MadTV (you know the one), that question that's been burning inside you!

Speakers
avatar for Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Voice Actor, Guest
A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University, The Groundlings Theater, and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of Mad TV and as Marvin in Pulp Fiction. In addition to numerous appearances in films like Real Steel, Free Enterprise, and Men Women... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 8:15pm - 9:15pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]
 
Saturday, May 5
 

10:30am EDT

Transformers: The Birds & the Bumblebees
A series of toys, cartoons, comics, and now live action movies about robots from another world that come to earth and hide as cars, trucks, planes, or other vehicles. But where did this phenomenon come from, and how did it come to be? Come explore the Japanese and Marvel-ous roots of the Transformers franchise. A seriously humorous look at the timeline of Japanese and American toy companies and the toy lines that led to the Transformers. [A Manly Battleships® Production]

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Panda

Mr. Panda

Featured Panelist, Manly Battleships
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front... Read More →
S

Streak

Fixer of Broken Things, Manly Battleships


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Live 7/Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

12:00pm EDT

Great Graphic Novels you Should be Reading 2018
Come join the Head Librarian of the Carolina Manga Library as she discusses an assortment of titles that demonstrate how graphic novels can change the way people think and how they read.

Speakers

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Live 7/Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

1:15pm EDT

Comic Books Adapted
With Comics being adapted for TV and film ever wonder if comics were changed based on other mediums? Join Children Driving Robots as we journey through comic book history and take a look at how comic books have been affected by their adaptations.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Buffone

Jason Buffone

Featured Panelist, Children Driving Robots
At least a hundred years ago, a group of idiots and a plastic turtle named Kyle came together with a great mission: to have fun entertaining people irregardless of whether or not people were entertained. Whether it be arcade playthroughs and inaccurate anime descriptions on YouTube... Read More →
avatar for Jocelyn Pesansky

Jocelyn Pesansky

Jazz, Children Driving Robots
Jazz is the newest member of Children Driving Robots having only been a follower of the Kyle for the last three years. That was when she was permitted by Kyle to marry Willard. Together they have two cats Chloe and Grey Skull. She doesn’t like talking about herself though, if she... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

3:00pm EDT

Marvel Now 2016-2017: Overview
Hydra Cap, Secret Empire, Civil War 2?, Weapon of Mass Mutant destruction and a Resurrxion, Join us as we review some of the story-lines and events within the Marvel comic universe.

Speakers
SJ

Scott Johnson

Staff, BOD
I'm the Director of Programming for Zenkaikon, I was the Vice con Chair in 2018 and I served as the Head of Live Programming from 2006 to 2017 for Zenkaikon and a member of the Board of Directors since 2016. I Occasionally run Panels as well and wrote the webcomic www.dubthis.net... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

4:15pm EDT

Whadda You Know Mullet: A Voltron Panel
Take five space explorers, add a dash of royalty and a pinch of humor, stir well and form Voltron. This panel will take a look at the history of the franchise. From its beginnings in 1984 to the reboot that's taking the fandom by storm. Plus, all the versions in between. So activate those interlocks, connect your dynotherms, make sure your infracels are up, and point your mega-thrusters to go._x000D_


Saturday May 5, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

11:30pm EDT

Reading Manga/Comics with Cards against Humanity [18+]
Did you ever want to read mangas with Cards against Humanity?Did you ever want to see what would happen if you replace a certain word in an issue with another word. You might not have, but you give it a go. Come listen to mangas and comics read with panels with blanks. Blanks that will be filled in with Cards against Humanity selected by you the audience. Mangas and comics you could see Naruto, Batman, Spider-Man, Dragon Ball, and others.

Speakers

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday May 6, 2018 12:30am EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]
 
Sunday, May 6
 

2:30pm EDT

Comic Collecting 101
Ever wonder what it means when a comic book is described as "Golden Age?" How does the grading scale influence comics? Come join Children Driving Robots as we explain the basic rules of comic book collecting. We will also share some of our personal experiences from "the Hunt", both good and bad.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Buffone

Jason Buffone

Featured Panelist, Children Driving Robots
At least a hundred years ago, a group of idiots and a plastic turtle named Kyle came together with a great mission: to have fun entertaining people irregardless of whether or not people were entertained. Whether it be arcade playthroughs and inaccurate anime descriptions on YouTube... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]
 


Twitter Feed