Metrotham Con Panels

Cosplay 101

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 Thinking about cosplaying but don't know where to start? Are you already cosplaying but need help? The Cosplay 101 panel is an information Q&A covering the basics of cosplay, to safety, self-awareness, and much more. The panel is run by Go Big or Go Home Cosplay. And she is here to help you, so ask any and as many questions as you like. 

Social Media and Cosplay Q&A

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Ask questions about being a cosplayer and growing your social media presence. Hosted by Karli Woods and Danielle Denicola. 

Cosplay Photography 101

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Give customers a reason to do business with you.

Armor & Worbla

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Worbla is a thermoplastic that comes in various sized sheets. It’s become a popular material for people who cosplay, because ease of use makes creating realistic looking armor and props a snap. But it is also used for making sculptures, toys, masks, and jewelry. Learn all the basics with host Danielle DeNicola.

Dragon's Eye Dice Chest Make & Take

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Supply fee $20

Participant limit 20

Participants under age 10 may need to be accompanied by an adult

Embellish your own dice chest while learning basic techniques in polymer clay.  The supply fee covers the cost of one dice chest (2" x 3"), hand painted dragon's eyes for embellishment, and enough clay to transform a plain, balsa wood box into your own unique creation.  Each participant will also receive a beginner's guide to polymer clay.

Versus: Who Would Win In A Fight?

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 A discussion of theory-crafted matchups spanning several genres and brands- comics, video games, movies, books, and more! Have a favorite hero or character? Let's see how they would stack up against other fan favorites. Your host Alexis of Shattered Stitch Cosplay will moderate a discussion on who is the baddest of the bad and make you prove it! 

Nerds Anonymous

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 Less of a panel and more of a pow-wow. Come sit with us and discuss growing up nerdy; how it hurt us, how it helped us, and most importantly how it shaped us into who we are today. This is an all-inclusive panel and everybody is welcome to share stories. So please, come sit down and chat! Hosted by Uncanny Megan 

Voice Acting 101

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 A discussion on the audition process. How to choose a character voice.
 Taking direction. Why good acting is more important than a funny voice.
 The recording process, both ADR and pre-lay. Do I need a demo reel and
 how do I make one? Hosted by Eric Stuart. 

Voice Directing/Producing

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 A discussion on how the process works from start to finish. Casting, adapting, matching lip flap, the importance of director/actor interaction, choosing music, character development and continuity. Hosted by Eric Stuart.

Show Us Your Pokeballs: A Nerdy Comedy Show (18+)

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 The fan-favorite comedy show that never fails to entertain a crowd! Run-time: 2 hours

An Otaku's Intro to Improv

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 Looking to try your hand out at improv comedy? The performers of SUYP teach you the best of the basics in this ALL-AGES FRIENDLY workshop. Run-time: 2 hours 

KID-PROV with Show Us Your Pokeballs

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  A fun, interactive class in improv comedy intended for the younger convention attendees (ideal age range: 8-12) Run-time: 1 hour 

"Masters of the Universe: A Brief Overview"

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From their initial release in 1982 through the proposed Masters of the Universe movie in 2019, He-Man and company have appeared in cartoons, comic books, movies and numerous toy lines.  This panel will give a brief overview of the origin of the franchise, the vintage figures, mini comics, and the TV show, the 1987 movie, the 2002 line of toys and new cartoon, the Masters of the Universe Classics and Ultimates figures and, time permitting, other miscellaneous toy releases such as mini figures, Funko POPS, M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E.S., and the proposed 2019 movie.

LARPing 101

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 Learn all there is to know about LARPing with Garden of Destinies LARP. 

Ghost Hunting 101

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GHOST HUNTING 101 is geared towards people who have always been interested in the paranormal or have watched it on TV and want to experience it. It is NOT meant for the experienced investigator or for ghost hunting teams.  

Writing 101

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 Jump start your novel. Do you have a story stuck inside you and need the necessary push to get it started? Come to this panel for ideas and inspiration. Also...questions about publishing pitfalls, finding the perfect editor, or just about my books in general? There will be a Q&A session as well. Bring a pen. You're gonna want to take notes.  Hosted by JK Ensley

Marvel

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Our Marvel panel covers all things in the Marvel universe; such as movies, TV shows, and comics. This is an interactive panel where we have discussions with other fans about the latest developments as well as any fan theories. There will be chances to win prizes throughout the panel. Hosted by Complete Nerd Authority

DC

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 Our DC panel covers all things in the DC universe; such as movies, TV shows, and comics. This is an interactive panel where we have discussions with other fans about the latest developments as well as any fan theories. There will be chances to win prizes throughout the panel. Hosted by Complete Nerd Authority

The Last In Line

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 Title: The Last in Line
Runtime: 1 hr 38 min

Parental Advisory: As can be seen by our trailer, we do recommend parental guidance on anyone under 13 viewing the film, it does have strong language (it’s about soldiers) and intense situations.


War storms across the cold lands of the north! Enter the Broken Swords. Swords-for-hire, mercenaries, scoundrels, and rogues. An independent army consisting of the dregs of humanity yet they do not hire themselves out to just any cause. In each other they have found brotherhood, and in brotherhood they have found some semblance of morality. Not much, but enough…Now, two squads, twelve seasoned men and women, are on the run. By all the gods and the seven hells, these men and women are some of the most elite warriors the northern kingdoms have seen in ages. If anyone can survive this, they will or they will die trying. And many will indeed die before the night bleeds away into morning light…

Inspired by famous battles like the Battle of Thermopylae, Pickett’s Charge and the Battle of Agincourt, this film explores the themes of friendship, camaraderie and the difficulties of facing a no-win situation.

Cosplay on a Budget

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 Host:: Alice Infinity Cosplay  Summary::  Come and learn about some tips and tricks on how to save money when making or buying your cosplay costumes. Cosplay doesn't always have to be expensive and saving money is never a bad thing..