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Friday, May 4
 

11:00am EDT

The Hunt For The Tuatha de Danaan: Connections between Full Metal Panic and the literary works of Tom Clancy
Despite being set in a world where large Mecha dominate the battlefield and technology is derived from the visions of psychics, Full Metal Panic draws heavy inspiration from the works of the late author Tom Clancy, especially those works set within his "Ryanverse". Join us as we explore the connections between these 2 fictional universes_x000D_

Speakers
JH

James Hicks

A founding member of the DC-based panel troupe "Winning The War On Pants", James "Shep" Hicks has presented panels on a variety of topics within the anime fandom.


Friday May 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

11:30am EDT

Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctors
In just a few short years during the 1980s, Doctor Who went from a powerhouse of British television to a low budget parody of itself. Join Children Driving Robots for this journey out of the TARDIS and down the dark paths the Doctor traveled.

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 →


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

12:00am EDT

B-Horror & Sci-Fi - The Good, The Good-Bad, The Bad-Bad, & The Ugly [18+]
We're back again with new content, to give you another 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 "Women's Prison Massacre", "Noroi: The Curse", and "Alien Private Eye". 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 May 5, 2018 12:00am - 1:30am EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]

12:00pm EDT

Building a Better Apocalypse
Discussing the themes and tropes of riveting apocalyptic & dystopian fiction

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 →


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

9:30pm EDT

Star Trek: The Perfect Crew
Kirk or Picard? Kira or Chakotay? Scotty or Geordi? The Doctor or Phlox? Starfleet has assembled some of the most elite crews in the galaxy, but who will make the cut when there can only be one? Come join Children Driving Robots as we assemble the perfect Star Trek crew. Prepare to join in the debate!

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 →


Saturday May 5, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

10:45pm EDT

Fake it till you Break it: distressing, faux textures and antiquing, for props and costumes
Add some realism and story to the look of your cosplay! A fun, lighthearted practical look at techniques for distressing and antiquing of cosplay props and costuming. Examples from the presenter's professional and personal work will be used to illustrate the processes for a variety of materials.

Speakers
avatar for Erick Hershey

Erick Hershey

Special Projects Craftsperson, Sight & Sound Theatre
Designer and Maker, specializing in steampunk and costume props. Creator of mechanical props and effects for Sight & Sound Theatre and set carver for the current production, "Jesus". Freelance scenic artist for end clients such as Cirque st Soliel, Disney's California Adventure... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:45pm - 11:45pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]
 
Sunday, May 6
 

9:45am EDT

Discovery & Orville: Welcome to the New Generation
For over a decade, fans didn't have a new Star Trek TV series...until now! But SURPRISE; Seth MacFarlane creates a new series too! Come join Children Driving Robots as we discuss Star Trek: Discovery & Orville, the continuation of Sci-Fi's five year mission.

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 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

11:00am EDT

Star Trek: We Used to Be Explorers
With Star Trek Discovery launching, with changes being forced upon fan productions, and with a little rival show coming out called Orville just what is going on in the world of Star Trek? Why are so many people so angry about everything? Join the Manly Battleships® as they dive deep into this drama filled world and check in on some fan productions like Axanar and Star Trek Continues (from Vic & Todd!) [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 →
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Streak

Fixer of Broken Things, Manly Battleships


Sunday May 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]
 


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