Fandom Fest 2016 - Schedule of Events
*Please Note: All Scheduled events are subject to change*



Time: 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Pokémon Go Kick Off – Main Stage
Join us at the Main Stage in the vendor hall, as we Kick Off all of our Pokémon Go Events!

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Art with Angel Medina – Main Stage

Time: 8:00pm - 8:30pm
You tube Star Q&A - Main Stage



Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Su Wan, Brashtar: Creating the Languages of Far Cry Primal - Hosting: Andrew Byrd, Breanna Byrd
In this panel, we will explain in detail our incredible journey back in time with Ubisoft's game "Far Cry Primal." We will describe the process of creating two entire languages based off of Proto-Indo-European (the source of languages such as English, Spanish, and Russian), how we trained the actors and worked with the directors and writers off and on set, and what we hope this exposure means for the field of historical linguistics. Additionally, there will be a short lesson in Wenja (the main language of the game) as well as a scene reenactment to show the filming process. - Panel Room (C109)


Agent Carter and Dieselpunk TV - Hosting: John Pyka, Lynn Bryant
Agent Carter and Dieselpunk on TV – a panel discussion about the Agent Carter TV series, why it is Dieselpunk and why it is important. Discussion of previous episodes and seasons, plus speculation about the future of the franchise. - Panel Room (C107)


Con-versations: Meeting your fellow con goers - Hosting: Steve Conquergood
A panel to meet and interact with fellow con goers. Set up similar to speed dating, the panel is designed to introduce like-minded individuals and establish social interactions. A short introduction will be followed by pairing people up for short interval (~5 min) meetings before swapping places. Works well with both PG-13 and R crowds. - Panel Room (C111)


Cosplay on a Budget/Cosplay 101 - Hosting: Crystal Edwards, Adrienne Zibart
Whether you're just starting out, or looking to learn new methods with cost efficiency, We're here to help! From your first costume to Armor making on a budget, Join Wakarimasen and Doll face Cosplay for a 1 hour run down on the in and outs of Cosplay and getting the ball rolling! - Panel Room (C112)


Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
DC V.S. Marvel Round Three - Panel Room (C103)


Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Let's Speedrun Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Sega Saturn)!- Hosting: Patrick Lankert
Last year I performed a speedrun of SotN at Fandom Fest. This year I will be bringing a double-feature event. The Sega Saturn version of the game contains a completely different run of the game, as well as a Saturn exclusive character, Maria, with which I will perform a second full run of the game! All in under an hour. SotN is one of the original speedrun games, and is well beloved by fans. - Panel Room (C109)


Game Design 101 Workshop – Panel Room (C111)
Do you have questions about game design? Perhaps, this is a new hobby you’ve picked up. Come sit in and ask questions with Eric Wile.

Dieselpunk 101 - Hosting: John Pyka, Lynn Bryant
Dieselpunk 101 – This is a performance panel featuring John Pyka as “Big Daddy Cool” Johnny Dellarocca. John is the producer and host of THE Dieselpunk Podcast, The Diesel Powered Podcast. He is also a 30-year professional live entertainer specializing in Dieselpunk magic, music and variety. In this interactive panel, Johnny opens with a signature performance of Minnie the Moocher (as BDC) then walks the audience through Dieselpunk, followed by Q&A from the audience. The panel concludes with a magical performance of Mack the Knife by “Big Daddy Cool” to demonstrate Dieselpunk in practice as a fusion genre. - Panel Room (C107)


Pulp Productions - Hosting: Brian Naydol, Aariela Steele
We would like to discuss independent film making and talk about the film we are working on now and will be working on then. - Panel Room (C112)


Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Horror for Juveniles (Goosebumps, Fear Street and more!) - Panel Room (C103)


Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jim Parrack / Suicide Squad and True Blood - Panel Room A (C101) & B (C104)
We have learned some exciting news! Jim Parrack is playing Jonny Frost in the new movie "SUICIDE SQUAD". Jonny Frost is a character that appeared in Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo’s 2008 graphic novel, Joker. In the book, Frost is an ambitious up-and-comer in the criminal underworld of Gotham City and becomes the Joker’s personal chauffeur and go-to henchman.


Chucky Q&A - Panel Room (C105/C108)
Join Brad Dourif and Alex Vincent for all things “Child’s Play. Brad Dourif is an actor and voice actor who gained early fame for his portrayal of Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which won him a Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award, as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Alexander Vincent LoScialpo, best known as Alex Vincent, is best known for his childhood role as Andy Barclay in the films "Child's Play" (1988) and "Child's Play 2" (1990), later reprising the role in "Curse of Chucky" (2013). Alex went on to star in other films including "Wait Until Spring", "Bandini"; "Just Like in the Movies"; and "My Family Treasure".


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Speedrun/Glitch Exhibition - Panel Room (C109)


Ask Quran - Hosting: Amanda Miles, Elyssa Warner
In Ask Quran! convention guests will have the opportunity to ask the Quran High School Host Club their most burning questions, and receive the most delightful answers. - Panel Room (C112)


Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Anthony Michael Hall Q&A - Panel Room (C105/108)
Hall began his career in commercials and on stage as a child, and made his screen debut in 1980. His films with director-screenwriter John Hughes, beginning with the popular 1983 comedy National Lampoon's Vacation and the coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles, shaped his early career. Hall's next movies with Hughes were the teen classics The Breakfast Club and Weird Science, both in 1985.


Z Nation Q&A - Panel Room A (C101) & B (C104)
Calling all Z Nation members. Join Anastasia Baranova, Keith Allan, and Russell Hodgkinson for this Zombie Survival Q & A! Anastasia Baranova was born in Moscow, Russia. Her film credits include Rise: Blood Hunter and Apocalypse, CA. TV credits include Scout’s Safari, 90210, Malcolm in the Middle, Drake & Josh and Veronica Mars. Keith Allan is an actor and writer who has appeared in the films Rise of the Zombies, Zombie Night, Social Nightmare and The Truth About Beef Jerky. Hodgkinson worked as a professional actor in New Orleans before being cast in Tim Burton’s Big Fish. Film credits include Fat Kid Rules the World, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle and Eden. TV credits include Grimm and Leverage.


Shipping Wars - Hosting: Amanda Miles
Shipping Wars (AKA My Ship is Better Than Yours) is an opportunity for lovers of all fandoms to discuss their favorite pairings (ships), crackships, as well as ones they absolutely despise. - Panel Room (C111)


Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Pixel Brain Presents: Bagged and Bored the Series
"Bagged and Bored is a comedy web series filmed in Louisville Kentucky, and shot on location at The Destination comic book store in St. Matthews! The show follows the retail mis-adventures of store owner Kent Carney and his offbeat staff, as they try to keep their business afloat while dealing with crazy customers, sinister podcasters, business rivals, pog warriors, and more! Catch 3 hilarious episodes from their first season followed by a Q&A with members of the cast and crew!" - Panel Room (C112)


Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Godzilla: From manga, to comics and beyond - Panel Room (C103)


Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mystic Hips - Panel Room (C111)


Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Stan Lee Q&A - Panel Room B (C104/105)
101 with Stan the Man! Don’t miss one of your last chances to ask questions to this Comic Legend. Hear stories on how Marvel began, on how your favorite characters came to life, and so much more! His recent DEADPOOL appearance had the fans trending his cameo on social media stating it could be his best appearance yet. STAN will be limiting his touring after 2016 so this is your chance to catch him.


Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Cosplay Pre-judging – Panel Room (C109)


Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Star Wars Universe - Panel Room (C103)


Time: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Ultraman / Godzilla Q&A - Panel Room (C105/108)
OHMYGODZILLA and ULTRAMAN! For the first time ever in the U.S.A., join all four of the Godzilla Actors and the Original Ultraman at once! Haruo Nakajima, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Mizuho Yoshida, and Bin Furuya better known as Satoshi Furuya. For all Godzilla and Ultraman fans you do not want to miss this Q & A, especially with this year being the 50th Anniversary of Ultraman!


Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C Thomas Howell Q&A - Panel Room (C112)
Best known for his acting roles in hit 1980s, C. Thomas Howell began his acting career at the age of four, when he was a regular on the TV series Little People; he went on to appear on two other series: Two Marriages and Into the Homeland.


Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Gaming w*f & Meet and Greet – Panel Room (C111)
Come join Eric Wile for a meet and greet and a how to around the gaming community.


Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
You Tube Stars Meet & Greet - Panel Room A (C101) & B (C104)
Join Lordminion777 and Muyskerm, as they discuss their different adventures in Youtube Gaming. Ask your favorite questions, gain some subscriber knowledge, and be a part of this live appearance.


Writing Action Scenes – Panel Room (C103)


Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Paul Sarvino Q&A - Panel Room (C112)
Join the King of Brooklyn as he discusses his vast career from movies to music. Good Fellas to Repo, and one of his fan favorites, Law & Order!


Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Eric Wile Show (Con Talk Show) – Panel Room (C111)
Calling all gaming fans for a Con Talk Show with Eric Wile. Enjoying the convention? Want to talk about your favorite moments so far? This is for you.


Kent McCord Q&A - Panel Room (C103)
Appeared on television in 1962 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. He became a close friend of Ricky Nelson and made a total of 44 appearances on the program over the next few years. He also landed small parts in three Elvis Presley films. After working in a variety of secondary roles, he got his big break in 1968 when he was given a lead role next to Martin Milner as rookie LAPD police officer James A.


Jason Priestley Q&A – Panel Room (C112)
First started his television career doing commercials for companies such as Fletcher's Meats and then guest-starring as Bobby Conrad a.k.a. Roberto Coronado Jr., a mobster's grandson, in the early 1987 episode "A Piece of Cake" from the final 4th season of the television series Airwolf, and appeared in two episodes of 21 Jump Street in 1987–88, then moved on to the 1989 short-lived sitcom Sister Kate which starred Stephanie Beacham. He played Todd, one of the fosterchildren under the care of Sister Kate, an English nun.


Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cosplay Contest - Panel Room (C105/108)


Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
VIP PARTY - Panel Room A (101) & B (104)


Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Harry Potter Discussion Forum - Hositng: Amanda Miles, Emma Scheldorf
During the Harry Potter Discussion, the panelists and audience will discuss various issues raised among the series including but not limited to: implications of the Wizarding World and Magic, Political Issues, and Mythology - Panel Room (C109)


Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Kevin Smith Photo Ops – Photo Op area after Vendor hall Closes


Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Body Art Show - Panel Room (C105/108)


Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Tales from The Flip-Side: Swingin’ Magic of Big Daddy Cool and Lana LaMoore - Hosting: Johnny Dellarocca, Lana LaMoore
Tales from The Flip-Side: Swingin’ Magic of Big Daddy Cool and Lana LaMoore - Interactive magic, music and comedy revue where the audience becomes the stars! Take a time travel trip back to the Diesel era with Big Daddy Cool & Lana LaMoore as the stories from the novel Tales from The Flip-Side come to life on stage! Imagine what a floor show in the classic supper clubs of the swing and jazz era might look like fused with Dieselpunk magic, music, and dance. Take a pinch of the musical Chicago, add a teaspoon of Cabaret, and a generous portion of Dick Tracy and you are half-way there! Created for grown-up audiences, but still family friendly! - Panel Room (C103)


How to Break into Game Industry/Uncommon Job – Panel Room (C111)
Planning to join the gaming industry? Have multiple questions for your dream career? Join Eric Wile for all of the answers.


Time: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Feel Anonymous - Hosting: Elyssa Werner, Amanda Miles
Have you ever been sad about a show/game that you love and didn’t have anyone to talk to about it? Well this panel is for you. This panel is basically like an AA meeting but with stuff that you are into. What is extra fun about this panel is that if you happen to be cosplaying that day you can talk about you in character feelings. Even though this panel and all people involved will try to create a supportive environment this will not be a good time to share feelings about your own personal life. - Panel Room (C109)


Time: 8:30pm - 12:30am
Kevin Smith Movie / Q&A - Panel Room B (104/105)
“Yoga Hosers,” which is a teen comedy about two Colleens (Lily-Rose Melody Depp and Harley Quinn Smith) working in a Canadian convenience store when they are called on to use their awesome yoga powers to fight an ancient evil that’s been loosed on the land. The film’s cast also includes Johnny Depp, Stan Lee, Haley Joel Osment, Adam Brody and Justin Long. The two stars are the daughters of Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith, reprising roles they created for last year’s “Tusk.”


Time: 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Tuesdays with Mobot - Forming your own geeky gathering - Hosting: Tuesdays with Mobot
A discussion and Q&A on how to form and sustain a weekly gathering of geeky friends as well as talking about the diversity of the group, what we do each week, food themes, field trips and other things the group does together as we've grown and become like a family. Aaron and Moira Taylor have been hosting such a group for around 10 years. It has continued to grow to a multi-generational group of more than 20 people with a variety of fandoms. - Panel Room (C109)


Time: 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Con-Going for the Brave at Heart (18+) - Panel Room (C107)


Horror Convention Stories (18+) - Panel Room (C111)
Scary stories from other conventions? Come join Eric Wile, as he discusses horror stories from other shows.


The Dragon Pit: League After Dark (18+) - Panel Room (C103)


Time: 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Fandom karaoke - Hosting: Elyssa Werner, Amanda Miles
Have you ever wanted to sing your heart out to one of your favorite tunes from your favorite tv show, game, or movie? Have you ever wanted to do this in front of a large group of people who are just about as nerdy as you are? Well this is a panel for you!!
Because so many people might participate I would like to ask if all people could narrow down their songs to a time limit of 3 minutes. Please no songs with profanity or inappropriate meanings behind them. - Panel Room (C109)


Time: 11:00pm - 12:00am
Bad Yaoi (18+) - Hosting: Elyssa Werner, Tyuk Hightower
In this panel about a Fujoshi's (or Fundanshi's) favorite pass time, we will be discussing the bad plotlines, stories, art and the all-around terrible aesthetics that not only the panelists have seen/read but also what the audience themselves have experienced. This panel will also discuss the probable negative effects that some of these series have on the lgbtq+ community. We will also be discussing yaoi culture and how it has developed into what it is today. This won’t be a very information dense panel and allot of the panel will be consumed by a formal/informal forum between the audience and the panelists. The main point of this panel is just to discuss yaoi bad or not bad and how the fans and or the series discussed have affected the world around them.
Warning: this is not a spoiler free panel and there will be a disclaimer about this in the beginning of said panel. - Panel Room (C107)


Visual Novels, what were you thinking? (18+) - Panel Room (C103)



Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
I Choose You – Hosting: Dave Mattingly
Come join us for a Pokémon themed, non-denominational Christian worship service. We’ll read scripoture, sing familiar hymns, hear a sermon and offer optional communion. Gotta catch ‘em all! – Panel Room (C112)


Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Who's Line is it Anime - With hosts: John Doyle & Dalton Fell
Welcome to Whose Line Is It Anime where the points sometimes matter and the laughs are throughout. We will perform various sketches with audience input and suggestions. The games and laughs will include many pop culture, anime, video games and general life references. Prepare to laugh, have fun and enjoy the four of us performing improv at its best ... or its worst depending on how you look at it. - Panel Room (C101)

The Cosplays of River Song
Journey with River Song Cosplayer Always River as she takes you through a timeline of River's more than 20 outfits, exhibits pieces from her personal cosplay collection, and provides tips on how to find both screen-accurate and alternate pieces to build your River Song cosplay. Already a River Song cosplayer or simply a fan of Professor Song? Come join the party - just beware of spoilers! - Panel Room (C109)


J.K. Rowling Author's Spotlight (Discussion of Author's Work) - Panel Room (C107)


Star Trek 50th Anniversary Discussion – Panel Room (C111)


Dead 7 Q&A - Panel Room B (104/105)


Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
The World of X-Men - Panel Room (C103)


Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Ivy Doomkitty Q&A – Panel Room (C108)
Ivy is an International Costumer/Cosplayer, Host, Artist, Gamer, and Figure Model for comic book artist/writer, Frank Cho, based in Los Angeles. Ivy has been an avid fan of comics and gaming since childhood and became aware of comic book conventions 11 years ago and began attending them as an attendee.


Mystic Hips - Panel Room (C107)


Growing Up in Fandom - Hosting: Amelia Kiefer
Family friendly panel that discusses raising children in a geeky household. Panelists will look back fondly on memories and reflect on how it formed them into the geek they are today. - Panel Room A (101)


Horror / John Dugan, Casey Hendershot, Danny Hicks - Panel Room (C111)
John Dugan is best known for his role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) as Grandpa Sawyer.Recently, Casey he portrayed a Wolf who attacks Alexandria in Season 6 of AMC's The Walking Dead. Plus...The crew of The Walking Dead dyed Casey's hair so he could serve as a double for one of the characters. Danny Hicks is best known for starring roles in Evil Dead II (1987), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Darkman (1990). He is a close friend of Sam Raimi (the director of Evil Dead II) and often has parts in his movies.


Eric Wile Q&A - Panel Room (C105)
Eric Wile is a credited Game Designer, Public Figure/Speaker, Game Design consultant, Artist and Studio Musician. Eric worked on the development of several games including PlanetSide, Star Wars Galaxies, EverQuest II and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.


Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm
Batman V.S. Superman (A character discussion) - Panel Room (C112)


Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
World of Warcraft: In Books, Gaming and Movies – Panel Room (C103)


Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Fandom for the Young at Heart (Rated Teen) - Hosting: Amelia Kiefer
Have you ever told someone that you're a fan of a show/game/book and been looked at like you're crazy liking something for kids? You are not alone! Come commiserate and laugh with your fellow "too old" geeks. **Strong language may happen in this one** - Panel Room (C109)


Supernatural with Colin Ford Q&A - Panel Room (C105)
Colin Ford is known as the voice of Jake on Jake and the Never Land Pirates, which earned him a Young Artist Award, and for his role as Dylan Mee in the family movie We Bought a Zoo. Ford played Young Sam in Supernatural for 6 episodes.


Boba Fett Q&A - Panel Room (C108)
Dickey Beer worked as a stunt performer on Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi He portrayed four different roles which were that of Barada, Sergeant Junkin, a Stormtrooper and a Biker Scout who was tackled by Ewoks. Dickey also was the stunt double for Jeremy Bulloch's Boba Fett, and did the Boba Fett stunts from the Skiff into the Sarlacc. John Morton appeared in A Bridge Too Far (1977), in the 1980 hit sequel film Superman II as an astronaut named Nate, also that year he appeared in Flash Gordon. He portrayed Dak Ralter, Luke Skywalker's Gunner during the Battle of Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.


Avengers Assemble! - Hosting: John Pyka, Bryant Lynn
Avengers Assemble! – John Pyka, “Big Daddy Cool” credits Star Wars Movies and Avengers Comics for making him who he is today. As the host of Tales from The Geek on Comics Price Guide and now Comixstravaganza on and iTunes, as well as a former moderator and contributor to, John is recognized as an Avengers authority. In this Panel John helps fans dissect the differences between the movie canon and the comics canon and why it matters. - Panel Room (C107)


Destiny, Become Legend - Hosting: Phillip Mudd, Bethany Wheeler
We will be discussing Destiny, The Game. Our panel will dive into current state of affairs with the game thus far, speculations on the large expansions yet to come, and our dreams with what Bungie is going to give us for Destiny 2. We will be getting into Raids, Lore, Crucible, and more. Let's show them what we got. Become Legend. - Panel Room A (C101)


Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kid's Costume Contest - Main Stage


Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Ghostbusters in Several Mediums - Panel Room (C112)


Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Podcasting 101 - Hosting: John Pyka, Bryant Lynn
Podcasting 101 – Few people are as qualified to speak about podcasting as the producer and host of The Diesel Powered Podcast and Comixstravaganza Network. John Pyka has been in the audio and podcasting game for over 13 years! Topics covered include: What is Podcasting? Why Podcasting? The Difference between audio and video casting. How to get started. Hosting and Distribution options. Building an Audience. Monetizing your Podcast. This is a panel/workshop that really gives the audience real-world practical information they can use. - Panel Room (C111)


Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Walking Dead Q&A - Panel Room (C108)
Alexandra Breckenridge portrayed Jessie Anderson in the AMC series The Walking Dead. Noted for her role as Willa McPherson on the series Dirt, she also had a supporting role on the series The Ex List. She is also the voice of various characters on the animated television series Family Guy. She starred in the 2011 FX television season American Horror Story: Murder House as Moira O'Hara and portrayed Kaylee in American Horror Story: Coven.


Cosfluff - Hosting: Elyssa Werner
This panel will feature a power point featuring how to be a plus size cosplayer including some tips and tricks of the hobby. A discussion on the positives and the negatives of being a plus size cosplayer will also take place. At the end of the panel people can ask questions about plus size cosplay or even give some look into their own experiences. This is an all ages panel. - Panel Room (C107)


Christopher Saint Booth – Panel Room (C103)
11 time Award winner. Plus, he is a Producer, Director, Composer and Production Designer of films, TV and documentaries for Syfy Channel, Chiller, NBC Universal, and many others.


Writing Horror - Panel Room A (C101)


Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Life of an Author Today - Panel Room (C109)


Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Jim Cornette Q&A – Panel Room (C111)
Perhaps the most obnoxious manager in wrestling history, Jim Cornette was never at a loss for words. When he wasn’t making his foes’ ears ring with a screeching diatribe, the Louisville, Ky., native was whacking his opponents with the trusty tennis racket that never left his hand.

Time: 3:00pm -4:30pm
Publishing in the Modern Day – Panel Room (C112)


"I Promise I'm a Geek too" / Women in Fandom - Hosting: Amelia Kiefer
For budding young fangirls looking for a good laugh and a little empathy. Panelists tell funny stories about times when they had to "defend their geek cred" to fanboys. - Panel Room (C109)