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Friday, August 21
 

4:00pm

Adapting Scripts for English Dubs
ADR Scriptwriting - “Hey! Why’d they change that?!” Come find out what it takes to adapt a translation into a script used for dubbing.

Guests
avatar for Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant is excited to attend her first Geek.Kon! Best known as Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffany was the first anime voice actor hired in Texas [Feb. 1994]. She’s voiced characters in 1400+ TV episodes, OVAs & movies including AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), CHRONO CRUSADE... Read More →
avatar for Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield

With over 1200 films and TV episodes to his credit, Matt Greenfield has been writing, directing and producing both animated and live-action programming (plus the occasional comic book) since the dawn of time. Born in California, he escaped at an early age and spent his formative years... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Geneva

4:00pm

Working Class Heroes in Sci-Fi & Fantasy
The working class hero is a common archetype throughout literature. Why does the archetype work in Sci-Fi and Fantasy? What are some favorite examples?

Guests
avatar for Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly, author Dogland, Elsewhere, and other stories, lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his beloved wife, Emma Bull, and the two cats who rule them, Toby and Barnabas.


Friday August 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

6:00pm

Conventions on a Budget
We all love going to conventions, but they can be expensive. How can you make your dollar stretch further at Cons? So, y’know...you can go to more cons.

Guests
avatar for Bill Bodden

Bill Bodden

A freelance writer since 2001, Bill has done most of his writing work in the tabletop games industry, with published work for such companies as Modiphius Entertainment, Onyx Path Publishing, Green Ronin Publishing, Margaret Weis Productions, Games Workshop/Black Library, Fantasy Flight... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
La Crosse

6:00pm

Creating Enduring Characters
Good characters are one of the pillars of successful storytelling, and a great character can carry a series through multiple books. Come learn how to create memorable and enduring characters to give your own writing that extra support.

Guests
avatar for Emma Bull

Emma Bull

Emma Bull’s reputation was made with her first novel, War for the Oaks, the story of a musician caught up in a battle by the forces of Faerie for control of Minneapolis. Her third, Bone Dance, was the first book to be a finalist for the Hugo, the Nebula, the Philip K. Dick, and... Read More →
avatar for Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly, author Dogland, Elsewhere, and other stories, lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his beloved wife, Emma Bull, and the two cats who rule them, Toby and Barnabas.


Friday August 21, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

7:00pm

LGBTQI Characters and Situations
A discussion on how to create and work with characters with diverse genders and sexualities who the readers/viewers can connect with.

Guests
avatar for Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan is a Director, Producer, public speaker, storyteller, multi-media artist, art/creativity educator, translator and Japanese animation industry veteran. Jan worked at studios such as Artland (Genocyber, Bubblegum Crash) and Production IG (Ghost in the Shell, Blood), worked freelance... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

7:00pm

Shadowrun is Still Cool
Shadowrun is perhaps the best known cyberpunk RPG. It’s been around for 25+ years, but it’s still awesome.

Guests
avatar for Aaron Pavao

Aaron Pavao

Aaron Pavao sold his first game (Live Role-Playing Chess) as a teen. He is now an educator and game designer, spending his time using one discipline to improve the other. He uses his experiences writing tabletop games, running large campaign LARPs, consulting on computer games... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
La Crosse

7:00pm

Spooky Scary Awesome Action
Supernatural and horror themes are present in mediums from TV to movies, books to comics. Come talk about all things spooky and scary with awesome action.

Guests
avatar for Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee an hour north of Graceland (home of Elvis) and twenty minutes from Nutbush (birthplace of Tina Turner). He's been a reporter, editor, photographer and door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. He now lives in a Wisconsin town famous for trolls, writes... Read More →
avatar for Mark Stegbauer

Mark Stegbauer

Mark Stegbauer is a 20+ year veteran of the comic book industry. He has inked numerous comics for Marvel, DC, Image, and Moonstone on such titles as Spider-Man, Avengers, Flash, JLA, Badger, and the Phantom. He is the Illustrator of the DIY Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse... Read More →
avatar for Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli writes stories, games, essays, and comics for media/tie-in properties and her original works from her studio in the Midwest. She’s a former musician of 20+ years and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Creative Writing program who now writes... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Geneva

8:00pm

From Batman to Young Justice: The Comic Art of Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones talks about his career in the comics industry and answers your questions about his work.

Guests
avatar for Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones is a Minnesota-based comic book artist currently providing artwork for the science fiction comic series Parallel Man. Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for Young Justice, based... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

8:00pm

The Evolution of B Movies
B movies have come a long way since icons like Plan 9 from Outer Space. Was that the beginning of B movies, and where are they headed?

Guests
avatar for Ned the Dead

Ned the Dead

Once Upon A Time... late one night, 30 years ago, a legend was born ---Ned the Dead took to the airwaves of Northeast Wisconsin (and the UP!!!).With his impeccable timing, barking enthusiasm, and plank spanking, he soon became a Saturday night "must see" for the B-movie horror fans... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
La Crosse

8:00pm

Gaming with the Guests
Help Geek.Kon and our Guests of Honor raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin by playing games with them in this charity event! A free-will donation gains you access to the event and food. Here are the tentative participants: Alex Bledsoe, Bill Bodden, Matt McElory, Mark Stegbauer, Monica Valentinelli.

Friday August 21, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Salon D-E

9:00pm

Greg Weisman Q&A
Greg Weisman talks about his career as a writer for comics (Star Wars: Kanan) and TV (Gargoyles), and answers your questions.

Guests
avatar for Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman has been a storyteller all his life. His first professional work was as an Associate Editor and Freelance Writer for DC Comics, where he worked on the Captain Atom title, among others. Greg worked at Walt Disney Television Animation from 1989 through 1996. He became... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
La Crosse

9:00pm

Tales of Con Horror (18+)
Long-time industry con-goers relive some of their weirdest, wildest and funniest con moments.

Guests
avatar for Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant is excited to attend her first Geek.Kon! Best known as Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffany was the first anime voice actor hired in Texas [Feb. 1994]. She’s voiced characters in 1400+ TV episodes, OVAs & movies including AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), CHRONO CRUSADE... Read More →
avatar for Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield

With over 1200 films and TV episodes to his credit, Matt Greenfield has been writing, directing and producing both animated and live-action programming (plus the occasional comic book) since the dawn of time. Born in California, he escaped at an early age and spent his formative years... Read More →
avatar for Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan is a Director, Producer, public speaker, storyteller, multi-media artist, art/creativity educator, translator and Japanese animation industry veteran. Jan worked at studios such as Artland (Genocyber, Bubblegum Crash) and Production IG (Ghost in the Shell, Blood), worked freelance... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Mendota
 
Saturday, August 22
 

10:00am

Diversity in Animation and Comic Books
A discussion about diverse characters in animation and comics. How is the industry incorporating diversity into works? What issues still exist in the depiction of diverse characters today?

Guests
avatar for Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones is a Minnesota-based comic book artist currently providing artwork for the science fiction comic series Parallel Man. Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for Young Justice, based... Read More →
avatar for Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman has been a storyteller all his life. His first professional work was as an Associate Editor and Freelance Writer for DC Comics, where he worked on the Captain Atom title, among others. Greg worked at Walt Disney Television Animation from 1989 through 1996. He became... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
La Crosse

10:00am

Leading the Anime Revolution
A look at how home video changed anime from a source material for children’s cartoons to a major part of our common culture, plus thoughts on where it may be going next… as seen through the eyes of someone who’s been part of the anime revolution.

Guests
avatar for Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield

With over 1200 films and TV episodes to his credit, Matt Greenfield has been writing, directing and producing both animated and live-action programming (plus the occasional comic book) since the dawn of time. Born in California, he escaped at an early age and spent his formative years... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Green Bay/Milwaukee

10:00am

Patriotic Super Heroes
Almost everyone knows Captain America, but are there any other patriotic superheroes? Also, why were patriotic superheroes originally created, and what purpose do they serve today?

Guests
avatar for Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly, author Dogland, Elsewhere, and other stories, lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his beloved wife, Emma Bull, and the two cats who rule them, Toby and Barnabas.
avatar for Mark Stegbauer

Mark Stegbauer

Mark Stegbauer is a 20+ year veteran of the comic book industry. He has inked numerous comics for Marvel, DC, Image, and Moonstone on such titles as Spider-Man, Avengers, Flash, JLA, Badger, and the Phantom. He is the Illustrator of the DIY Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon F-G

10:00am

Voice Acting vs. Stage/On-Camera Acting
What’s different? What’s the same? Veteran performers discuss show business, answer your questions and share their insights.

Guests
avatar for Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant is excited to attend her first Geek.Kon! Best known as Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffany was the first anime voice actor hired in Texas [Feb. 1994]. She’s voiced characters in 1400+ TV episodes, OVAs & movies including AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), CHRONO CRUSADE... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Mendota

11:00am

Arkham to R’lyeh and Back Again
From its roots in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft to modern day board games, the Cthulhu mythos has persisted and grown in the century it has existed.

Guests
avatar for Bill Bodden

Bill Bodden

A freelance writer since 2001, Bill has done most of his writing work in the tabletop games industry, with published work for such companies as Modiphius Entertainment, Onyx Path Publishing, Green Ronin Publishing, Margaret Weis Productions, Games Workshop/Black Library, Fantasy Flight... Read More →
avatar for Matt M. McElroy

Matt M. McElroy

Matt M McElroy is the Director of Publishing for DriveThruRPG.com and related sites. Here, he works with publishers to deliver your favorite RPGs in digital and print editions. A long-time horror, dark fantasy, and dark science fiction fan, he is also the owner of Flames Rising Press... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
La Crosse

11:00am

Class Effect: Seeing School as a Game
Aaron Pavao will discuss using games in the classroom as an educational system.

Guests
avatar for Aaron Pavao

Aaron Pavao

Aaron Pavao sold his first game (Live Role-Playing Chess) as a teen. He is now an educator and game designer, spending his time using one discipline to improve the other. He uses his experiences writing tabletop games, running large campaign LARPs, consulting on computer games... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon F-G

12:00pm

How to Live Your Life as a Writer
Life can be difficult. Writing can be downright maddening. So, how do successful writers live their lives to ensure that they can succeed in both living and writing?

Guests
avatar for Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee an hour north of Graceland (home of Elvis) and twenty minutes from Nutbush (birthplace of Tina Turner). He's been a reporter, editor, photographer and door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. He now lives in a Wisconsin town famous for trolls, writes... Read More →
avatar for Emma Bull

Emma Bull

Emma Bull’s reputation was made with her first novel, War for the Oaks, the story of a musician caught up in a battle by the forces of Faerie for control of Minneapolis. Her third, Bone Dance, was the first book to be a finalist for the Hugo, the Nebula, the Philip K. Dick, and... Read More →
avatar for Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly, author Dogland, Elsewhere, and other stories, lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his beloved wife, Emma Bull, and the two cats who rule them, Toby and Barnabas.
avatar for Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman has been a storyteller all his life. His first professional work was as an Associate Editor and Freelance Writer for DC Comics, where he worked on the Captain Atom title, among others. Greg worked at Walt Disney Television Animation from 1989 through 1996. He became... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

12:00pm

Grant/Greenfield/Scott-Frazier Autograph Signing
Come meet Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield, and Jan Scott-Frazier ask them to sign your favorite merch! Note: This is the ONLY signing for Greenfield and Scott-Frazier. Greg Weisman, Christopher Jones, Mark Stegbauer, Matt M. McElroy and Monica Valentinelli can be found at their tables in Artist Alley as their schedules allow.

Guests
avatar for Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant is excited to attend her first Geek.Kon! Best known as Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffany was the first anime voice actor hired in Texas [Feb. 1994]. She’s voiced characters in 1400+ TV episodes, OVAs & movies including AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), CHRONO CRUSADE... Read More →
avatar for Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield

With over 1200 films and TV episodes to his credit, Matt Greenfield has been writing, directing and producing both animated and live-action programming (plus the occasional comic book) since the dawn of time. Born in California, he escaped at an early age and spent his formative years... Read More →
avatar for Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan is a Director, Producer, public speaker, storyteller, multi-media artist, art/creativity educator, translator and Japanese animation industry veteran. Jan worked at studios such as Artland (Genocyber, Bubblegum Crash) and Production IG (Ghost in the Shell, Blood), worked freelance... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Atrium

12:00pm

Ned the Dead Show – Night of the Living Dead
A screening of the classic zombie movie humorously sent up like only Wisconsin’s own Ned the Dead Show can do.

Guests
avatar for Ned the Dead

Ned the Dead

Once Upon A Time... late one night, 30 years ago, a legend was born ---Ned the Dead took to the airwaves of Northeast Wisconsin (and the UP!!!).With his impeccable timing, barking enthusiasm, and plank spanking, he soon became a Saturday night "must see" for the B-movie horror fans... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mendota

1:00pm

Shiniest Things in the Gorram 'Verse
The ‘Verse is a pretty shiny place. Come talk with the Firefly RPG brand manager and writer of the soon to be published “The Gorramn Shiniest Language Guide and Dictionary in the ‘Verse” about all things shiny and Firefly

Guests
avatar for Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli writes stories, games, essays, and comics for media/tie-in properties and her original works from her studio in the Midwest. She’s a former musician of 20+ years and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Creative Writing program who now writes... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
La Crosse

2:00pm

Big Ideas, Tiny Budget - Making Animated Films on a Shoestring – PART 1
Makoto Shinkai turned the animation industry on its head by producing Voices Of A Distant Star entirely on his home computer. Now there are dozens of other animators doing the same thing in Japan. In this first part, the focus is on laying the foundations, with an overview on writing a script, creating a storyboard, recording a scratch track, and creating animatics…all using software you can get for free or almost nothing!

Guests
avatar for Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield

With over 1200 films and TV episodes to his credit, Matt Greenfield has been writing, directing and producing both animated and live-action programming (plus the occasional comic book) since the dawn of time. Born in California, he escaped at an early age and spent his formative years... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

2:00pm

Gargoyles: From Pitch to Production
The road traveled by Goliath and friends from the show’s first pitch meeting to Gargoyles actually being made was an interesting one. Come hear creator Greg Weisman talk about the origins of Gargoyles and its journey to TV sets across the country.

Guests
avatar for Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman has been a storyteller all his life. His first professional work was as an Associate Editor and Freelance Writer for DC Comics, where he worked on the Captain Atom title, among others. Greg worked at Walt Disney Television Animation from 1989 through 1996. He became... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mendota

2:00pm

Cosplay Chess
Welcome to Cosplay Combat Chess! Where you get to watch and enjoy your favorite characters move and fight across the board in an epic battle of good versus evil! Game starts at 2:00 pm Saturday. Interested parties should attend the information and Q&A panel at 1:00 pm.

Saturday August 22, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Greenway

3:00pm

Both Sides of the Table: Playing and Creating in the Gaming Industry
Many game designers get into the industry because they love playing games. Our panel of industry experts talk about what it is like on both sides of the table for those from the gaming industry.

Guests
avatar for Bill Bodden

Bill Bodden

A freelance writer since 2001, Bill has done most of his writing work in the tabletop games industry, with published work for such companies as Modiphius Entertainment, Onyx Path Publishing, Green Ronin Publishing, Margaret Weis Productions, Games Workshop/Black Library, Fantasy Flight... Read More →
avatar for Matt M. McElroy

Matt M. McElroy

Matt M McElroy is the Director of Publishing for DriveThruRPG.com and related sites. Here, he works with publishers to deliver your favorite RPGs in digital and print editions. A long-time horror, dark fantasy, and dark science fiction fan, he is also the owner of Flames Rising Press... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Pavao

Aaron Pavao

Aaron Pavao sold his first game (Live Role-Playing Chess) as a teen. He is now an educator and game designer, spending his time using one discipline to improve the other. He uses his experiences writing tabletop games, running large campaign LARPs, consulting on computer games... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

3:00pm

Fiction Writing 101
Fiction writing is sometimes as easy as trying to get cats to stand in a pyramid. Our guests of honor will try to give you some tips to help make wrangling your words easier.

Guests
avatar for Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee an hour north of Graceland (home of Elvis) and twenty minutes from Nutbush (birthplace of Tina Turner). He's been a reporter, editor, photographer and door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. He now lives in a Wisconsin town famous for trolls, writes... Read More →
avatar for Emma Bull

Emma Bull

Emma Bull’s reputation was made with her first novel, War for the Oaks, the story of a musician caught up in a battle by the forces of Faerie for control of Minneapolis. Her third, Bone Dance, was the first book to be a finalist for the Hugo, the Nebula, the Philip K. Dick, and... Read More →
avatar for Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly, author Dogland, Elsewhere, and other stories, lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his beloved wife, Emma Bull, and the two cats who rule them, Toby and Barnabas.
avatar for Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli writes stories, games, essays, and comics for media/tie-in properties and her original works from her studio in the Midwest. She’s a former musician of 20+ years and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Creative Writing program who now writes... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mendota

3:00pm

Ned the Dead Show Q&A
The cast and crew of Wisconsin’s own Chiller Theater talks about their work riffing B movies and what it takes from conception to production to put together a quality send up of a bad movie.

Guests
avatar for Ned the Dead

Ned the Dead

Once Upon A Time... late one night, 30 years ago, a legend was born ---Ned the Dead took to the airwaves of Northeast Wisconsin (and the UP!!!).With his impeccable timing, barking enthusiasm, and plank spanking, he soon became a Saturday night "must see" for the B-movie horror fans... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon F-G

4:00pm

And the Pitch is…
A lively and amusing interactive workshop on how pitch proposals for animation and other visual media projects are handled by agents, producers and others that the new creator will encounter.

Guests
avatar for Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant is excited to attend her first Geek.Kon! Best known as Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffany was the first anime voice actor hired in Texas [Feb. 1994]. She’s voiced characters in 1400+ TV episodes, OVAs & movies including AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), CHRONO CRUSADE... Read More →
avatar for Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield

With over 1200 films and TV episodes to his credit, Matt Greenfield has been writing, directing and producing both animated and live-action programming (plus the occasional comic book) since the dawn of time. Born in California, he escaped at an early age and spent his formative years... Read More →
avatar for Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan is a Director, Producer, public speaker, storyteller, multi-media artist, art/creativity educator, translator and Japanese animation industry veteran. Jan worked at studios such as Artland (Genocyber, Bubblegum Crash) and Production IG (Ghost in the Shell, Blood), worked freelance... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

4:00pm

Weisman/Bull/Shetterly Guest Autograph Signing
Come meet Greg Weisman, Emma Bull, and Will Shetterly ask them to sign your favorite merch! Note: This is the ONLY signing for Bull and Shetterly. Greg Weisman, Christopher Jones, Mark Stegbauer, Matt M. McElroy and Monica Valentinelli can be found at their tables in Artist Alley as their schedules allow.

Guests
avatar for Emma Bull

Emma Bull

Emma Bull’s reputation was made with her first novel, War for the Oaks, the story of a musician caught up in a battle by the forces of Faerie for control of Minneapolis. Her third, Bone Dance, was the first book to be a finalist for the Hugo, the Nebula, the Philip K. Dick, and... Read More →
avatar for Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly, author Dogland, Elsewhere, and other stories, lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his beloved wife, Emma Bull, and the two cats who rule them, Toby and Barnabas.
avatar for Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman has been a storyteller all his life. His first professional work was as an Associate Editor and Freelance Writer for DC Comics, where he worked on the Captain Atom title, among others. Greg worked at Walt Disney Television Animation from 1989 through 1996. He became... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Atrium

5:00pm

Bad Movie, Good Entertainment
Why can bad movies be so much fun to watch, and is there a point that a movie is so bad that it can no longer be entertaining?

Guests
avatar for Ned the Dead

Ned the Dead

Once Upon A Time... late one night, 30 years ago, a legend was born ---Ned the Dead took to the airwaves of Northeast Wisconsin (and the UP!!!).With his impeccable timing, barking enthusiasm, and plank spanking, he soon became a Saturday night "must see" for the B-movie horror fans... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
La Crosse

5:00pm

Steampunk: What's the Deal?
Steampunk...it’s like if London had steam-powered robots, right? Come talk about Steampunk. Where the genre came from and where it is headed.

Guests
avatar for Bill Bodden

Bill Bodden

A freelance writer since 2001, Bill has done most of his writing work in the tabletop games industry, with published work for such companies as Modiphius Entertainment, Onyx Path Publishing, Green Ronin Publishing, Margaret Weis Productions, Games Workshop/Black Library, Fantasy Flight... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Salon F-G

5:00pm

Vampires in Fiction
Vampires have been appearing in fiction for more than a century, and are as popular as ever in modern times. Why do vampires capture people’s imaginations? What are some favorite vampires from literature?

Guests
avatar for Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee an hour north of Graceland (home of Elvis) and twenty minutes from Nutbush (birthplace of Tina Turner). He's been a reporter, editor, photographer and door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. He now lives in a Wisconsin town famous for trolls, writes... Read More →
avatar for Matt M. McElroy

Matt M. McElroy

Matt M McElroy is the Director of Publishing for DriveThruRPG.com and related sites. Here, he works with publishers to deliver your favorite RPGs in digital and print editions. A long-time horror, dark fantasy, and dark science fiction fan, he is also the owner of Flames Rising Press... Read More →
avatar for Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli writes stories, games, essays, and comics for media/tie-in properties and her original works from her studio in the Midwest. She’s a former musician of 20+ years and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Creative Writing program who now writes... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

6:00pm

Creativity & Mental Health
A look at both designing characters with psychological issues as well as how mental health affects creativity and how to work most effectively with it.

Guests
avatar for Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan is a Director, Producer, public speaker, storyteller, multi-media artist, art/creativity educator, translator and Japanese animation industry veteran. Jan worked at studios such as Artland (Genocyber, Bubblegum Crash) and Production IG (Ghost in the Shell, Blood), worked freelance... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Salon F-G

6:00pm

Voice Acting: An Insider's View of the Industry
Join Tiffany Grant learn how she got started and what’s really involved in the business of voice acting.

Guests
avatar for Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant is excited to attend her first Geek.Kon! Best known as Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffany was the first anime voice actor hired in Texas [Feb. 1994]. She’s voiced characters in 1400+ TV episodes, OVAs & movies including AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), CHRONO CRUSADE... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mendota

6:00pm

Young Justice
Come talk about DCs Young justice with the artist of many of the comics, and producer of the animated show.

Guests
avatar for Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones is a Minnesota-based comic book artist currently providing artwork for the science fiction comic series Parallel Man. Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for Young Justice, based... Read More →
avatar for Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman has been a storyteller all his life. His first professional work was as an Associate Editor and Freelance Writer for DC Comics, where he worked on the Captain Atom title, among others. Greg worked at Walt Disney Television Animation from 1989 through 1996. He became... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

7:00pm

Masquerade
Geek.Kon's Costume Contest and Masquerade is one of the best in the Midwest! We are proud to welcome all genres of costumes from science fiction and anime to fantasy and historical. Join us and see all of the fabulous costumes!

Saturday August 22, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wisconsin

9:30pm

Star Wars Kanan
Writer Greg Weisman talks about the new Star Wars: Kanan and its connection to the popular Star Wars Rebels animation.

Guests
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Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman has been a storyteller all his life. His first professional work was as an Associate Editor and Freelance Writer for DC Comics, where he worked on the Captain Atom title, among others. Greg worked at Walt Disney Television Animation from 1989 through 1996. He became... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Mendota

10:00pm

Jan Scott Frazier Live (18+)
A high energy, experiential, autobiographical (sometimes interactive) talk about Jan’s experiences living and working abroad and around the USA, as well as stories from her eclectic career.

Guests
avatar for Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan is a Director, Producer, public speaker, storyteller, multi-media artist, art/creativity educator, translator and Japanese animation industry veteran. Jan worked at studios such as Artland (Genocyber, Bubblegum Crash) and Production IG (Ghost in the Shell, Blood), worked freelance... Read More →


Saturday August 22, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday August 23, 2015 12:00am
Green Bay/Milwaukee
 
Sunday, August 23
 

10:00am

Big Ideas, Tiny Budget - Making Animated films on a Shoestring – PART 2
How to animate, animate, animate – even if you can’t draw! Thanks to modern technology, the complicated and time consuming production process that once took dozens of people can now be done on a single home computer. How can products with strange names like Dogwaffle, Moho, Poser and Daz help bring your ideas to life without breaking your fingers or your wallet? An overview of both 2D and 3D animation packages and tons of free resources!

Guests
avatar for Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield

With over 1200 films and TV episodes to his credit, Matt Greenfield has been writing, directing and producing both animated and live-action programming (plus the occasional comic book) since the dawn of time. Born in California, he escaped at an early age and spent his formative years... Read More →


Sunday August 23, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Geneva

11:00am

Teen Geek Survival Guide
Guest of Honor, Gamer, Geek, and Former Teen, Aaron Pavao, provides some tips and advice on surviving the many trials and tribulations of teenage and geek life.

Guests
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Aaron Pavao

Aaron Pavao sold his first game (Live Role-Playing Chess) as a teen. He is now an educator and game designer, spending his time using one discipline to improve the other. He uses his experiences writing tabletop games, running large campaign LARPs, consulting on computer games... Read More →


Sunday August 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
La Crosse

11:00am

YA Fiction for the Young and for Adults
Young adult fiction is not just for young people these days. However, which YA books are more for the young and which are actually targeted to adults?

Guests
avatar for Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman has been a storyteller all his life. His first professional work was as an Associate Editor and Freelance Writer for DC Comics, where he worked on the Captain Atom title, among others. Greg worked at Walt Disney Television Animation from 1989 through 1996. He became... Read More →


Sunday August 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

11:00am

Infinite Stratos 2 - Live Commentary
Tiffany Grant (Laura Bodewig) provides a live commentary on the early episodes of Infinite Stratos 2.

Guests
avatar for Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant is excited to attend her first Geek.Kon! Best known as Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffany was the first anime voice actor hired in Texas [Feb. 1994]. She’s voiced characters in 1400+ TV episodes, OVAs & movies including AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), CHRONO CRUSADE... Read More →
avatar for Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield

With over 1200 films and TV episodes to his credit, Matt Greenfield has been writing, directing and producing both animated and live-action programming (plus the occasional comic book) since the dawn of time. Born in California, he escaped at an early age and spent his formative years... Read More →


Sunday August 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mendota

11:00am

Arts & Creativity Workshop
Jan presents a workshop that addresses how to unleash and explore creativity and examine creativity from theory to actualization. The discussion covers a wide variety of media and artistic techniques.

Guests
avatar for Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan Scott-Frazier

Jan is a Director, Producer, public speaker, storyteller, multi-media artist, art/creativity educator, translator and Japanese animation industry veteran. Jan worked at studios such as Artland (Genocyber, Bubblegum Crash) and Production IG (Ghost in the Shell, Blood), worked freelance... Read More →


Sunday August 23, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Salon F-G

12:00pm

Fae and the City (Urban Fantasy Panel)
Urban fantasy stories have exploded in popularity in the last decade. What are the origins of the genre, and where is it headed?

Guests
avatar for Emma Bull

Emma Bull

Emma Bull’s reputation was made with her first novel, War for the Oaks, the story of a musician caught up in a battle by the forces of Faerie for control of Minneapolis. Her third, Bone Dance, was the first book to be a finalist for the Hugo, the Nebula, the Philip K. Dick, and... Read More →


Sunday August 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
La Crosse

12:00pm

Gargoyles is Super Cool
Gargoyles was something of a landmark animation in the mid 1990s. It was cool then, and it is still cool today. Come talk about the series with creator Greg Weisman and comic book artist Christopher Jones.

Guests
avatar for Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones is a Minnesota-based comic book artist currently providing artwork for the science fiction comic series Parallel Man. Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for Young Justice, based... Read More →
avatar for Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman

Greg Weisman has been a storyteller all his life. His first professional work was as an Associate Editor and Freelance Writer for DC Comics, where he worked on the Captain Atom title, among others. Greg worked at Walt Disney Television Animation from 1989 through 1996. He became... Read More →


Sunday August 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Geneva

1:00pm

Evolution of the Comics Industry
Comics have been around for decades. However, recent years have seen a rapid change in the industry. Come talk about the changes in the industry and where it might be headed.

Guests
avatar for Matt M. McElroy

Matt M. McElroy

Matt M McElroy is the Director of Publishing for DriveThruRPG.com and related sites. Here, he works with publishers to deliver your favorite RPGs in digital and print editions. A long-time horror, dark fantasy, and dark science fiction fan, he is also the owner of Flames Rising Press... Read More →
avatar for Mark Stegbauer

Mark Stegbauer

Mark Stegbauer is a 20+ year veteran of the comic book industry. He has inked numerous comics for Marvel, DC, Image, and Moonstone on such titles as Spider-Man, Avengers, Flash, JLA, Badger, and the Phantom. He is the Illustrator of the DIY Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse... Read More →


Sunday August 23, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
La Crosse

1:30pm

Build-a-World Game Show
Ever wonder how writers work under pressure? This “Game Show” combines mini-worldbuilding games, audience participation, and a whole lotta fun to create new worlds on-the-fly. Timed events pit one team against the other -- and winners are voted on by the audience! Run by Monica Valentinelli.

Guests
avatar for Bill Bodden

Bill Bodden

A freelance writer since 2001, Bill has done most of his writing work in the tabletop games industry, with published work for such companies as Modiphius Entertainment, Onyx Path Publishing, Green Ronin Publishing, Margaret Weis Productions, Games Workshop/Black Library, Fantasy Flight... Read More →
avatar for Emma Bull

Emma Bull

Emma Bull’s reputation was made with her first novel, War for the Oaks, the story of a musician caught up in a battle by the forces of Faerie for control of Minneapolis. Her third, Bone Dance, was the first book to be a finalist for the Hugo, the Nebula, the Philip K. Dick, and... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Pavao

Aaron Pavao

Aaron Pavao sold his first game (Live Role-Playing Chess) as a teen. He is now an educator and game designer, spending his time using one discipline to improve the other. He uses his experiences writing tabletop games, running large campaign LARPs, consulting on computer games... Read More →
avatar for Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly

Will Shetterly, author Dogland, Elsewhere, and other stories, lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his beloved wife, Emma Bull, and the two cats who rule them, Toby and Barnabas.
avatar for Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli writes stories, games, essays, and comics for media/tie-in properties and her original works from her studio in the Midwest. She’s a former musician of 20+ years and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Creative Writing program who now writes... Read More →


Sunday August 23, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mendota

2:00pm

Tiffany Grant Autograph Signing
Supplementary autograph signing for Tiffany Grant.

Guests
avatar for Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant is excited to attend her first Geek.Kon! Best known as Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffany was the first anime voice actor hired in Texas [Feb. 1994]. She’s voiced characters in 1400+ TV episodes, OVAs & movies including AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), CHRONO CRUSADE... Read More →


Sunday August 23, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Atrium