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Friday, August 21
 

3:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota
  Panel, Panel

6:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota
  Panel, Panel

7:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota
  Panel, Panel

8:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota
  Panel, Panel

9:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota
  Panel, Guest |   Guest, Guest

10:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota
  Panel, Panel
 
Saturday, August 22
 

12:00am CDT

Karaoke
DJ Sarge of Highland Entertainment is back for a fifth year with karaoke at its finest! Don’t be shy, come show off your singing skills with the largest karaoke selection in the state and still growing. Or just kick back and listen to the classics we all know and love as we will be going until everyone or the night is done.

Saturday August 22, 2015 12:00am - 4:00am CDT
Mendota

10:00am CDT

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 CDT
Mendota

11:00am CDT

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 CDT
Mendota
  Panel, Panel

12:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota

2:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota

3:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota

4:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota
  Panel, Panel

6:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota

7:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota
  Panel, Panel

8:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota
  Panel, Panel

9:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Mendota

10:30pm CDT

Karaoke
DJ Sarge of Highland Entertainment is back for a fifth year with karaoke at its finest! Don’t be shy, come show off your singing skills with the largest karaoke selection in the state and still growing. Or just kick back and listen to the classics we all know and love as we will be going until everyone or the night is done.

Saturday August 22, 2015 10:30pm - Sunday August 23, 2015 4:00am CDT
Mendota
 
Sunday, August 23
 

9:30am CDT

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 CDT
Mendota
  Panel, Panel

11:00am CDT

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 CDT
Mendota

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
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