Metrotham Con Panels

Cosplay 101

 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. 

Cosplay 101

 Cosplay 101: Come learn some tips and tricks, the ins and outs and the ups and downs in this fun free form discussion all about the wonderful world of cosplay hosted by Knightmage.

Women In Cosplay

Are you someone who loves to Cosplay? Come join Bewitched Raven Cosplay for a one hour panel to discuss the impacts, challenges, choices, and social/psychological views that face women in the cosplaying community. We will talk about how to overcome any struggles women may face in cosplay and how to overcome those to empower the female cosplayer. 

Armor & Worbla

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.

Cosplay and Charity

Come learn the many ways you can turn the hobby you love into a charitable act of love. Hosted by Knightmage. 

Dragon's Eye Dice Chest Make & Take

 

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.

Nerds Anonymous

 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 and Bewitched Raven.

Voice Acting 101

 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

 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.

Versus: Who Would Win In A Fight?

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!

Game of Thrones: Discussion and Theory

Discussion on the hit HBO show Game of Thrones and the series from which it springs- A Song of Ice and Fire. This is a possible spoiler zone, with warnings given beforehand. Pull up a chair around the fire and discuss one of the most popular series to date. 

World of Warcraft: Lore Discussion

Blood and Thunder- or for the Alliance? A lecture styled Q&A about all things World of Warcraft lore, including in-game, book, comic, and limited fan content. 

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

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

An Otaku's Intro to Improv

 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

  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"

 

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

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

Ghost Hunting 101

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

 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