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Friday, August 21
 

4:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
  Panel, Panel

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
  Panel, Panel

6:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse

7:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse

8:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse

9:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse

10:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
  Panel, Panel

11:00pm CDT

Ultimate Werewolf
Ultimate Werewolf is the ultimate party game for anywhere from 5 to 68 playersof all ages. Each plaer has an agenda: as a villager, hunt down the werewolves. As a werewolf convince the other villagers that you're innocent, secretly dining on those same villagers each night. Dozens of special roles are available to help both the villagers and the werewolves achieve their goals while thwarting their opponents.

Friday August 21, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday August 22, 2015 1:00am CDT
La Crosse
 
Saturday, August 22
 

9:00am CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
  Panel, Panel

10:00am CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse

11:00am CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse

12:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
  Panel, Panel

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse

2:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
  Panel, Panel

3:30pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
  Panel, Panel

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse

6:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
  Panel, Panel

7:30pm CDT

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

Panelists

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

8:30pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
  Panel, Panel
 
Sunday, August 23
 

12:30am CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
  Panel, Panel

9:00am CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
  Panel, Panel

11:00am CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse

12:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
La Crosse
 
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