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Friday, August 21
 

3:30pm

Intro to Sword Combat on Stage
Come learn how to use a sword on stage safe and look cool at the same time

Panelists

Friday August 21, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mendota

4:00pm

Getting Started in Cosplay
Ever2015 con brings a fresh surge in folks seeing cosplay for the first time and wanting to know how to jump into it. We're here to get you started, whether you want to know the safest ways to purchase a quality costume or want to learn to sew and build your own. Cosplay is for everyone, and we have the advice you need to get started.


Friday August 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
La Crosse

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

5:00pm

How to run an anime club (or any special interest organization)
After a year of presidency with a multitude of issues Nick Newman now wishes to teach you what it takes to run an organization and all that goes with it.


Friday August 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
La Crosse

5:00pm

Mental Illness in Popular Geek Culture
From Arkham Asylum to Soul Eater, representation of mental illness is everywhere, but how accurate are they and how does it affect society's views of mental illness? The best way to find out is to talk to real people who know better than anyone, geeks with mental illness!


Friday August 21, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

5:00pm

Rebecca's Universe
It's all things Steven universe! We will cover the history of Steven universe when it was just an idea in Rebecca Sugar's mind to what it is today! We will also talk about the characters we currently have and forward into the future, talking about theories!

Panelists

Friday August 21, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Geneva

6:00pm

Otaku Tonight Productions presents: Fandom Feud!
Four fandoms will enter the arena of play. And one fandom will walk away with a prize. It's the Fandom Feud! Join us as we play the popular game show for a chance to win some prizes!


Friday August 21, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mendota

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

Geek Music 102
Because you don't have to be cool to rock! Join Geek.Kon Chairman Adam Pulver is back with another round of music that appeals to geeks and speaks to what really matters in life: the internet, zombies and Game of Thrones. Learn and hear more about nerdcore, chiptune rock and other selections of awesome geek music.

Panelists

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

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

7:00pm

Masked Ball
Welcome to the Queen Protectorate’s Annual Ball on the Dirigible Anavoria! Tonight an heir will be named; but with so many different races; Animorphs, Vampires, Witches, Warlocks, and Necromancers; (to name a few) no one can agree as to who the next ruler of Deregovia should be. The stakes are high, and someone is willing to kill to further their interests! A murder myster y set in a steampunk world of magic and mechanics. Our cast members will be hosting in character to help provide background and plot leading up to the Masked Ball.

Friday August 21, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Salon F-H

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

Otaku Tonight Productions presents: Whose Line is it Anime?
Gather round, everyone! It's time for Whose Line is it Anime! Otaku Tonight Productions is BACK with the original improv panel! It's more exciting than Pher's incredibly-drawn out backstory for his Fallout 4 character!


Friday August 21, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Mendota

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

Five Nights At Freddy's: Can You Survive?
I am the Purple Guy, come and see the show tonight! Get a chance to see your favorite humans,animatronics and a few new faces with our first debut at Geek.Kon! You'll be able to ask questions,be apart of fun discussions and take part in some games! Don't worry,the prize counter never runs out of candy,and who knows? Maybe you'll survive the night.


Friday August 21, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Geneva

9:00pm

In Character Cosplay: Dos, Don'ts, and Other Tips
Getting into character can be a really fun part of cosplaying. Come to our panel for tips on how to act in character. After attending this panel you will know why it is useful to be in character, how to get into character, how to read your audience, and more. This is an interactive panel where you will have a chance to show off your acting skills!


Friday August 21, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

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

9:30pm

Beginning Cosplay with Daikon Cosplay
"Are you interested in cosplay but don't know where to start? Join Daikon Cosplay as we talk about the foundation of making your first cosplay, how to enter your first cosplay competition, and how you can make cosplay with wrapping paper, bed posts, and pop tart boxes. "


Friday August 21, 2015 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Geneva

10:00pm

Modding Werewolf: A How To!
Moderating werewolf is both fun and difficult. This panel will give you an easy guide to follow to help you mod a better game of werewolf.


Friday August 21, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
La Crosse

10:00pm

Roast of Adam Pulver (18+)
Of all the people in the Midwest convention scene, Adam Pulver...is one of them. He's also done a lot for conventions. Join some recognizable faces from the scene as they roast this icon alive for your amusement.


Friday August 21, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Mendota

10:00pm

Promstuck
It's that time again, time to dress up and grey up. That's right all you Homestucks of Geek Kon, join your friends and maybe even your flushed crush for a night of dancing and having fun with other Homestucks.

Panelists

Friday August 21, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday August 22, 2015 12:00am
Green Bay/Milwaukee

12:00am

One Night Stand (Up) with Otaku Tonight Productions (18+)
Come with us, won't you, as writers and performers from Otaku Tonight Productions take a very 18+ gallop through the fields of stand up comedy!


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

9:00am

Good Morning Geek Kon! What are you doing up?
What are you doing here this early? ar Can`t sleep, have not slept, just arrived. Yes its back for anther year there's not much going on this hour so why not come to this pannel to talk about the con, what your doing up.

Saturday August 22, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Geneva

9:00am

Love Your Cosplay Body
Infinite Sky Cosplay, Brichibi and Snow Tigra are here to demolish your fears of cosplaying and to teach you to love your cosplay body!! We're going to introduce you to a community of support and help you build the confidence you need to cosplay!


Saturday August 22, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon F-G

9:00am

Oh Dear, it's a Panel about Zardoz
ZARDOZ- the bizarre and nigh-incomprehensible 70s cult movie classic. ZARDOZ- Why is Sean Connery wearing thigh-high boots and nothing else? ZARDOZ- Giant floating heads dispensing guns and abstinence lessons. ZARDOZ- Genius? Madness? ZARDOZ- Why would anyone host a panel about ZARDOZ?

Saturday August 22, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
La Crosse

9:00am

The Best and Worst of Power Rangers
Who imparted their team of Rangers with a seemingly infinite amount of wisdom? Who couldn't teach their way out of a paper bag? What Megazord looked smooth? Which was an aesthetic eyesore? Find out all this and more!

Saturday August 22, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Green Bay/Milwaukee

10:00am

CosPlus
Join Rioso and Bryar from Daikon Cosplay in discussing Cosplay, for all body types! We'll help talk about altering cosplays for comfort and confidence, because we are firm believers that EVERYONE can cosplay!


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

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

Fanfiction Forum
An open discussion on the wonders, curiosities and eternal frustrations of fanfiction. Newbies and veterans alike are welcome to bring questions, thoughts or helpful suggestions for the rest of us to ponder. All relevant topics are fair game, but expect talk about technique, publishing options and handling readers, editors and criticism.


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

11:00am

Geeking out: Fighting the Paranormal
An open discussion pannel on combating paranormal creatures, vampires, deamons, monsters, so on. We`ll discuss weapons, taticts, rules drawn from our geek knowledge. The pannel will be lead by Scott Logan a writer and event planner for Steam Century a liveaction mystery group.

Panelists

Saturday August 22, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

11:00am

Masquerade 101
Before you start you participation in Geek.Kon's masquerade, or if you just want to know what is involved in a masquerade, come join Geek.Kon Masquerade Directors as they take you through the dos and don'ts and the ups and downs of convention masquerading! From judging to presenting and self-care!


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

11:00am

Riichi! Japanese Mahjong and Anime
Seen Mahjong anime like Saki and Akagi and have no idea what the heck the players are doing? Come and learn the basics of the game so it all makes sense when someone declares RIICHI!


Saturday August 22, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Geneva

12:00pm

Madtown Bronies Season 3
We had so much fun, we're bringing the party to Geek Kon for the third time in a row. Expect word building, analysis, and fan theories on all you favorite multicolored equines.


Saturday August 22, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
La Crosse

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

Jojo's Bizarre Panel
Do you want to learn about one of the most manly, fabulous, influential and down-right awesome manga of all time? Look no further than Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, a manga that has has been in continual publication since the mid 1980s! Join Gyro Zeppeli as he takes you on a bizarre overarching look at what makes Jojo great. All are welcome!

Panelists

Saturday August 22, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon F-G

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

Cosplay Chess Initiation
This is the Mandatory panel to participate in the event of cosplay combat chess. Here is where you sign up, learn how to play, and have all your questions answered. Open to all cosplayers and for all ages** Children 15 years of age or younger must have parent or guardian sign off for them.


Saturday August 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

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

Ingress XFaction Meet and Greet
Welcome Agents new and old, smurfs and frogs, and welcome to those who wish to know more about the world around them. This is simply a friendly non-explosive meet up and trading as well as explanation for those seeking the truth. Additional activity of heading down to the mall area and create a huge farm for the weekend. There are at least 20+ portals around there. May the XM be ever your favor.

Saturday August 22, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon F-G

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

The Rise and Fall of the Zeon Reich: An In-Universe Gundam History Course
What started as an independence movement for Spacenoids became a fascist regime that launched four separate wars against the Federation Forces, invented the Mobile Suit and stained the pages of our history with blood. Join Nick Izumi for an in-universe history of the Gundam franchise's greatest antagonists.


Saturday August 22, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
La Crosse

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 →
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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.
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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
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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

3:30pm

League of Legends Discussion Panel
Discuss your favorite and least favorite things in the League of Legends. Rant a little, share a little, or just sit back and enjoy people sharing their opinions on one of their favorite games.


Saturday August 22, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
La Crosse

4:00pm

Ask Beach City
Beach city is open for the public! It's not only Mayor Dewy answering questions today! Join most of beach city and some gems for a fun little Q&A!


Saturday August 22, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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 →
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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

Let's All Play - Long Live the Queen!
Long Live the Queen! Can you guide Crown Princess Elodie to her fifteenth birthday and her coronation as Queen of Nova without meeting one of twelve horrible ends? Can you do this as a crowd of con attendees? The whole room will play the PC game together and we’ll see if you are fit to be Queen!


Saturday August 22, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Mendota

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 →
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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 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

6:00pm

The Digimon Panel
Digimon is coming back! Along with a refresher of the first six seasons, find out what to expect in the upcoming continuation of the original season- Digimon Adventure tri. As always, prepare for an open discussion on the series, characters and stories we love, along with its best and worst aspects.

Panelists

Saturday August 22, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
La Crosse

7:00pm

One Piece Discussion
One piece fans, come join us for chatting and cosplay with Ultimate fanboy Bartolomeo! (there will be spoilers)


Saturday August 22, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mendota

7:00pm

10 Minutes About Your Favorite Movie
What's your favorite movie? This week that's Rob's favorite too! 10 Minutes About Your Favorite Movie is the world’s most positive movie podcast. Join us for a live recording when we have a few guests talk about their favorite movie with host Rob Matsushita. It's perfect for your morning commute.


Saturday August 22, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Salon F-G

7:00pm

Fandom Party
3rd year in the running! Fandom Party is back at it again. ALL fandoms and ALL ages welcome!! We'll be doing trivia, art circles, card games, fanfiction, and more! Come spend some time with your favorite fandoms, and try to make friends along the way

Panelists

Saturday August 22, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Green Bay/Milwaukee

7:30pm

Stargate Fan Panel
Movie, SG-1, Atlantis, universe we'll discuss it all.

Panelists

Saturday August 22, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
La Crosse

8:00pm

Marvel Comics 101
A brief, yet in-depth look into the Marvel Universe. I will help those who have seen any Marvel Movies or TV shows and just wanna take that one step further into the Marvel Comics fandom for those who just don't know where to start.

Saturday August 22, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Mendota

8:30pm

Hatoful Boyfriend (18+)
Dating humans can be so dull... why not date BIRDS instead? Come have fun and watch us do a live playthrough of this crazy yet wonderful dating simulator game, where every decision we make in the game will be ALL UP TO YOU!


Saturday August 22, 2015 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Salon F-G

8:30pm

Non-Monogamy in Pop Culture (18+)
As it becomes a more popular form of relationship model, non-monogamy has come up as a topic in many forms of entertainment. An experienced panel will be discussing the various forms of non-monogamy and how pop culture has chosen to address the topic in some of your favorite books, games, and other entertainment choices. Questions welcome.


Saturday August 22, 2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm
La Crosse

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
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 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Mendota

10:00pm

Otaku Tonight with Professor Pher
Back for Season 5, it's Otaku Tonight with Professor Pher! Join Pher, Nick, DJ Genjamen, and the whole crew as they bring you the ONLY nerd-based late-night talk show in the universe! Did Nick escape Godzilla's love nest? Find out!


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

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

11:30pm

Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Night Guard Training
Help Wanted. Family Pizzaria looking for security guard to run the nightshift 12am-6am. Monitor cameras, ensure safety of equipment and animatronic characters. Not responsible for injury/dismemberment. $120 a week to apply visit us in mentioned panel room!


Saturday August 22, 2015 11:30pm - Sunday August 23, 2015 12:30am
Salon F-G

12:00am

Fanfiction Effscapade (18+)
Last year we delighted you all with the legendary "My Immortal." This year, we are doing things differently. In efforts to keep our cast from bleeding out of their ears, the fanfiction we have chosen this year is typo-free, but it will still blow your minds. Two very popular fandoms have been smushed together in utterly divine chaos.

Panelists

Sunday August 23, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am
Green Bay/Milwaukee

12:30am

Doctor Who - An Unearthly Podcast LIVE
The crew of An Unearthly Podcast Return to Geek.Kon this year with it's second live special. This year, since Doctor Who will premiere NEXT week, the AUP crew will go over what we know, what's rumored, what's debunked, as well as our predictions for Series 9.


Sunday August 23, 2015 12:30am - 2:30am
La Crosse
 
Sunday, August 23
 

9:00am

Good Morning Geek Kon! What are you doing up?
What are you doing here this early? ar Can`t sleep, have not slept, just arrived. Yes its back for anther year there's not much going on this hour so why not come to this pannel to talk about the con, what your doing up.

Sunday August 23, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Geneva

9:00am

Lounge L33ts Presents: MMO Worlds
The Lounge L33ts have been busy testing the new goodies in Anarchy Online, TERA, LOTRO, and many other MMOs. This year, the audience will choose a game and create a character for us to guide through the tutorial.


Sunday August 23, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
La Crosse

9:30am

Nerd & Tie LIVE
Nerd & Tie, the only podcast on the Internet with a dress code, is coming to you LIVE from Geek.Kon! Join Trae Dorn, Nick Izumi, and Professor Pher as they discuss the hottest topics in the world of geekdom.


Sunday August 23, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Mendota

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

10:00am

Patterns for Cosplay
Building a cosplay costume starts with a pattern, but how do you know which one to choose? Reading and modifying a pattern to suit your needs can be a challenge, so we're here to help. Get suggestions, learn the secrets of commercial patterns, and get advice on how to modify patterns so that your costume comes out perfect.


Sunday August 23, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Green Bay/Milwaukee

10:00am

RWBY
RWBY! People! Fun! Craziness! Join the fun panel of RWBY, as we do a Q&A, hang out, and funny improv!!


Sunday August 23, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon F-G

11:00am

Black Widow's Revenge - Geek Girls Talk Marvel
Who says girls don't love their comic books?! Join three geek ladies as they look at the past year of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what is upcoming, and some of the social impact it has had. A little bit of fangirling and a little bit of serious conversation. Best of both worlds!


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


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

12:00pm

Geek Theatre: Shakespeare Through a Geeky Lens
"Highbrow vs. Lowbrow" is a false dichotomy. Here we trace the influence of classic lit throughout geek culture, dispel some myths about Shakespeare, and share some tales from backstage in the theatre world. Then we'll perform and analyze a couple of scenes, and invite audience members up to do the same.


Sunday August 23, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Wisconsin

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

1:00pm

Masqurade Post-Mortem
A low stress time to meet with the directors, judges and contestants. Contestants are encouraged to bring their pieces so they can be viewed from close up.

Sunday August 23, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Geneva

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