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Friday, May 4

12:30pm EDT

Girl Gaming 101
Ladies have been showing up in video games and they have been fierce. Let's celebrate females and how far they come in the industry and how they help empower female gamers today.

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Emily Brinich

Entertainer, Nerdy Expression

Friday May 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]

2:00pm EDT

The Incomplete History of Nerd Music
So you know the lyrics of Super Mario Odyssey ending theme song, can hum Saria's song on a whim, and have final fantasy victory fan fare as your ringtone but do you know how we came to this? I will take you on a journey on exploring what nerd music is and where it is going as well as give you some good recommendations on bands you should listen to.

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Patrick Burden

QA Analyst, Live Programming
As a long time panel speaker in North America Patrick "Coldguy" Burden brings you a mix of serious discussion with a small dash of comedy.

Friday May 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

5:00pm EDT

Bullying in Fandom, or: Why Can't We Play Nice?
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 come eat chocolate (yes really) and help them make fandom a safer place for everyone to play!

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

11:15pm EDT

Of Duelists and Drunkards [18+]
Who knows what time it is? If you find your way into this room, brace yourself for a unique experience in the true convention variety show! Skits, stories, and surprises are to be had! You never know what's going to happen at the original latenight variety show panel! Members of the Fleet are here to indulge with you in whiling away an hour of time. Rosebud is the sled, there aren't actually any duelists, and there was this one time involving a closet… Wait, where are my shoes? [A Manly Battleships® Production]

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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 →


Fixer of Broken Things, Manly Battleships

Friday May 4, 2018 11:15pm - Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15am EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]
Saturday, May 5

9:15am EDT

Anime Openers from Around the World
You've heard the English "translations" of the openers to shows like Dragon Ball or Initial D, but did you ever wonder what they did with them in German? Or Arabic? Anime is shown around the world, and everyone has a different (but not necessarily good) take on the music.

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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 May 5, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

10:30am EDT

Intro to 3D Printing for Cosplay and Everyday Use
Cosplay as we know it is an ever changing art form. Those experience in the hobby are well aware of the challenges associated with designing and fabricating props and accessories; intricate design, expensive tools, time sensitive deadlines, and subpar workmanship are some of the biggest issues reported. The recent increase in consumer level 3D print technology could potentially eliminate some of the aforementioned challenges. _x000D_
We will present vital information to start 3D printing on your own or how to utilize a print service. We'll be going over software, hardware, types of materials, printer setup, common issues, and more! We'll also provide time for any questions you may have!

Saturday May 5, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]
Sunday, May 6

12:30am EDT

Let's Make a Game
Ever had an idea for a video game, but don't have a billion dollars to start your own studio? Think drawing a cat is impossible? Are Pixels even a thing? Join Children Driving Robots as we take a look into the world of indie game development.

Sunday May 6, 2018 12:30am - 1:30am EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

12:15pm EDT

Hello fellow adventurer, do you have the tactics to solve the puzzles of ACTION CASTLE? You will have a chance to navigate the land of ACTION CASTLE using nothing but your voice and your mind. Can you defeat the Parser or will you fail?_x000D_

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Patrick Burden

QA Analyst, Live Programming
As a long time panel speaker in North America Patrick "Coldguy" Burden brings you a mix of serious discussion with a small dash of comedy.

Sunday May 6, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

3:15pm EDT

How to Design and Build a Combat Robot
Ever wanted to build your own combat robot? This panel will show you the basics of designing and building your own combat robot similar to those on Battlebots and Robot Wars.


Sunday May 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

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