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Friday, March 17

6:00pm EDT

Cosplay on a Budget
Learn how to make some of your favorite cosplays come to life on a budget! Miss Skellington will show you how to use your resources and make a cosplay come together without spending $$$!

Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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7:30pm EDT

Mermaiding 101
How to be a mermaid! Learn all the basics of becoming one with the sea! Where to get a tail? How to swim in one? What mermaiding like? All your questions will be answered!Miss Skellington and Mermaid Soluna will introduce you to their underwater world!

Friday March 17, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
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8:30pm EDT

Mermaid Training and Tail Care
Want to train to be a mermaid? Miss.Skellington and Mermaid SoLuna will show you how to prepare and take care of your first tail!

Friday March 17, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
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Saturday, March 18

10:00am EDT

CharacterCraft: Giving Depth and Balance to NPCs & Villains
I major part of creating a compelling game world is creating interesting characters, both among their enemies, and their allies, and anyone they encounter in between. This panel will discuss ways to create non-player characters, from Big Bads to lowly minions, to stable boys and serving girls, to lords and admirals and kings, who are more than just a brief description and some money or services or weapons and hit points.

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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11:00am EDT

So You Want to Be a Game Designer
A discussion of what a game designer actually does, and ways to become one. From ideas and talents to challenges and pitfalls, approaches to make the right connections and the right impressions, learning from mistakes and feedback, and finding ways to persevere in the face of failure or worse.

Game Masters

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

Tacos and Doom: Behind the Scenes of Invader Zim
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Rikki Simons

Anime Guest of Honor
You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion.Original... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

Beyond the Dungeon: Building a Believable & Consistent Game World
There is more to a good game setting that just monsters to kill and puzzles to solve. Maps, towns, character, economy, technology, ecology, everything from the price of an apple to the motives of kings is a piece of the world. If the pieces fit together, the game world feels real, coming to life around the players as they move through it. If the pieces don't fit, the inconsistencies can leave players anywhere from confused to annoyed. This panel will discuss tools and tips for building and maintaining consistency keeping a setting alive and interesting.

Programming Participants

Jason Macagnone


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Your First Time as GameMaster
There is a huge difference, in a Role-Playing Game, between being seated around the table and seated at its head, behind the screen that hides their books and notes and dice from other players. The Game Master's role is the hardest, because they are responsible, not just for one character, but for every character, and every part of the world, that other players encounter. For a first-time Game Master, this difference can be daunting at best, and calamitous at worst. This panel will discuss the experience, and offer advice on how to handle the change in responsibility.


Vito Pandolfo

5th Epoch Publishing

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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3:30pm EDT

Why Kirby is Still King
A discussion of Jack Kirby and why he's the most influential artist in comics history and still relevant today. (He liked punching Nazis, for one thing!)


John Broglia

John Broglia is a New York based cartoonist who's love for comics dates back to his early childhood. He attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where he studied animation. Early on in his career he worked on several creator owned projects such as Billy Tucci's Zombie Sama... Read More →

Steve Price

Long Island artist and designer Steve Price has been kicking around the comic book business as a fan, retailer, and published pro his entire life. Recent comics credits include the logo and book design for NIGHTWORLD: MIDNIGHT SONATA (Image Comics) and an illustration in JUNGLE TALES... Read More →

Rodney Ramos

Artist Rodney Ramos has worked on just about every major character for Marvel Comics and DC Comics with a flourish that makes him a master at his craft. He began his storied journey in comics as a Romita Raider at Marvel Comics, learning his craft under the legendary John Romita... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
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5:00pm EDT

Comics Journalism
What does it take to write about comics

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Joe Corallo

Joe Corallo is a queer cisgender white guy who tries to keep his privilege in check while residing in Queens, NY. He has self published multiple issues of a cyberpunk comic Electronic with Danny Luckert, and has work published in the anthology Geeks OUT Presents: Power with Sam... Read More →

Glenn Hauman

Comic Mix
Glenn Hauman has over 25 years of experience in publishing and was a pioneer in ebooks. Mr. Hauman has worked as an author, graphic designer, editor, photo retoucher, CD-ROM producer, story consultant for films, and radio show host. His Star Trek book, "Creative Couplings", got worldwide... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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8:00pm EDT

25 Years of Sailor Moon
We will discuss about the fandom and all recent news about the 25th anniversary. Share your stories with us!

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
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Sunday, March 19

10:00am EDT

Lolita 102
Know a little about Lolita, but want to learn more? Join a local Lolita and dive deeper into the frills!

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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11:00am EDT

Dolly Tea time
Join Angela for a tea and photo session with your favorite Ball jointed or other art doll, and meet other enthusiasts.

Programming Participants

Angela Hoopgineer

Hoopgineer hula hoops

Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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12:00pm EDT

An Hour with Tiffany Grant

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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1:00pm EDT

Super Hero Bingo
Join ArrowStar Cosplay in a rousing game of Bingo featuring your favorite superheroes. Prizes will be awarded.

Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
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2:00pm EDT

Platform 9 3/4: Harry Potter Meetup
Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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3:00pm EDT

Harry Potter Jeopardy
Programming Participants

Sunday March 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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4:00pm EDT

Ball Jointed Doll 101
Have you wondered about the art and fandom of Japanese ball jointed dolls and other artful customizable dolls? Join us for an informative session covering all aspects of faceups, customization, clothes and community.

Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
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5:00pm EDT

Flow Arts and Cosplay
Have you ever wondered how to bring another dimension to your cosplays? Join Angela Hoopgineer for a look at flow arts and how they can be joined with cosplay.

Sunday March 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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