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Friday, May 4
 

3:30pm EDT

Vampire 101
The difference between vampires in fiction and the scarier ones in folklore

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 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

7:15pm EDT

The Good, the Spooky, and the Weird: Dumb Cryptids and Wacky Yokai
Sure you know kappas and bigfoots (bigfeet?), but have you ever heard of a vampiric watermelon? Join us as we discuss some of the world's most bizzare mythological creatures, and gain more knowledge than you could ever want to know on creatures that (probably) don't even exist! We'll laugh, we'll learn...we'll probably crack some bad puns.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Bruce

Adrian Bruce

Light In the Dark
avatar for Laurel Minott

Laurel Minott

Light in the dark


Friday May 4, 2018 7:15pm - 8:15pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]
 
Saturday, May 5
 

5:00pm EDT

Yokai? Girls? Gone Wild
Japan reputedly has 1000 kami. And 100,000 monsters. And not all of them behave. This index panel runs down some of the craziest behavior that yokai, yurei, and even kami and Buddhas sometimes get away with in the annals of Japanese storytelling.

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, Pokemon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin, never... Read More →


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

6:45pm EDT

Spooky Ways to Die in D&D: A group tabletop experience
You wake up in a dark room. It is cold and there is just enough light that you can see your breath as you shiver and cling to the rags that cover your body. You hear the sound of heavy breathing coming from behind you behind you, a chill creeping up your spine. What do you do? You die. A lot.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Mount

Dana Mount

Featured Panelist, Curiously Caffeinated
From Writing Workshops to playing D&D, Curiously Caffeinated does their best to entertain and amuse. With their hyperactive antics and their friendly camaraderie, they’ll have you holding your sides with laughter.
avatar for Lauren Nocheck

Lauren Nocheck

Panelist, Curiously Caffeinated
From Writing Workshops to playing D&D, Curiously Caffeinated does their best to entertain and amuse. With their hyperactive antics and their friendly camaraderie, they’ll have you holding your sides with laughter.


Saturday May 5, 2018 6:45pm - 8:15pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

10:30pm EDT

Yokai Nation: A History of Japanese Monsters
Ghosts, goblins, and monsters have a long history in Japan. So very, very long, and full of twists, turns, and residual weirdness. This panel looks at that history, or at what we can know best from it.

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, Pokemon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin, never... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

11:30pm EDT

It's An Abomination: Japanese Myths in Pop Culture [18+]
What do Dark Souls, Pokémon, Legend of Zelda, and The Ring have in common? A culture that has been coming up with horrible ghosts, monsters, and legendary creatures since the 6th century (if not longer)! Join the Fleet as we tell you why your favorite Pokémon is actually a horrible monster and why you have to call the Ghostbusters when you use the restroom in Japan. Sit round the campfire, if you dare. [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 11:30pm - Sunday May 6, 2018 12:30am EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]
 
Sunday, May 6
 

1:30pm EDT

Things That Go Bump In The Night
A general discussion of werewolves, zombies, ghosts, demons and other disturbing creatures.

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 →


Sunday May 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]
 


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