Panels

VIP badge holders will have first call seating into the panel room.

FRIDAY

4:30pm-5:15pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C, D)

Cosplay 101
Moderator/Panlist: Michael “Knightmage” Wilson
So you want to cosplay? Learn some ins and outs, tips and tricks and the ups and downs of this magical world in a fun free discussion all about cosplay.

5:45pm-6:30pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
The Original Catwoman – Julie Newmar
Moderator: Andrew Goodwin
Panelist: Julie Newmar

Q&A with the Original Catwoman.

7:00pm to 7:45pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
The Eighth Doctor – Paul McGann
Moderator: Aloysius Fox
Panelist: Paul McGann
Q&A with the 8th Doctor of Dr. Who.

SATURDAY

11:00am to 11:45am, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
The Themed Entertainment Association Presents- From Page to Park: Transforming Comic Characters Into Blockbuster Attractions
Moderator: Clara Rice, Director, Digital Engagement & Media Relations, JRA (Jack Rouse Associates)
Panelists: Shawn McCoy, VP of Marketing and Business Development, JRA (Jack Rouse Associates)
Michael Blau, VP of Adirondack Studios.

By creating immersive, only-here experiences from comic book and fantasy intellectual property (IP), theme parks and attractions the world over are enjoying more visitors (and higher revenues) than ever before. In this rapid-fire panel, we’ll discuss the challenges and triumphs of converting properties like Marvel, Harry Potter, The Simpsons and Transformers into some of the most dynamic theme park attractions on Earth.

11:00am to 11:45am, Location 237/238
How Do I make that? : Beginners guide to Costumes and Cosplay on a Budget
Karen Williams
So you want to make a costume from your favorite anime, movie, ren faire, video game or comic book. Well, that’s what I do for FUN and I do it all on a budget. This talk and Q & A is about getting started making your own costumes. I will tell you how I got started, what I have learned and will answer any questions. You’ll also get a chance to look at my cosplay teens costumes up close and I will show you how I did it. This is NOT about how to create costumes the same level as Heroes of Cosplay. This is about making fun wearable cosplay without breaking your wallet, and they look COOL.

12:00pm
Location West Meeting Room Prefunction Space
Oola’s Dance Class: Anyone can Dance like a Twi’lek (Hands-On Activity/Workshop)
Sunova Starshine (Rachael Riesinger)
This a basic Belly Dance Class that anyone can join. The dance moves will be choreographed in the Style of Oola from the star wars and Modern Belly dance. The music maybe a combination of familiar melody’s from Return of the Jedi and or modern dance music that work well with Choreography.

12:15pm to 1:00pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
Frozen – Livvy Stubenrauch
Moderator: Andrew Setters
Panelist: Livvy Stubenrauch
Q&A with the Frozen star Livvy Stubenrauch.

12:15pm to 1:00pm, Location 237/238
Literary Fantasy and Paranormal: What makes heroes Sexy?
Sheila English, CL Wilson, Shiloh Walker, Maggie Mae Gallagher
Heroes do more than kill bad guys and battle creatures and heroines have expectations beyond the battlefield. This panel of bestselling authors of fantasy and urban fantasy discuss the growing importance of sex and romance in fiction.

1:30pm to 2:15pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
The Shiny Side of the ‘Verse with Jewel Staite
Moderator: Andrew Setters
Panelist: Jewel Staite
Q&A with the Jewel Staite.

1:30pm to 2:15pm, Location 237/238
Spotlight on Aspen Comics
Peter Steigerwald and guests
Meet some of the creative members with Aspen Comics as they discuss their current and upcoming comics.

2:30pm
Location West Meeting Room Prefunction Space
Galladorn – Foam Combat Reenactment (Hands-On Activity/Workshop)
Mark Taphorn
Galladorn is the Cincinnati chapter of Dagorhir, it is fast-paced, full-contact combat simulation with elements of live action role-playing. You can live out your dreams as a knight, pirate, or your favorite character from “Lord of the Rings” with safe foam weapons.

2:45pm to 3:30pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
Adventures with the Green Power Ranger – Jason David Frank
Moderator: Ryan Glitch
Panelist: Jason David Frank
Q&A with the original Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank.

2:45pm to 3:30pm, Location 237/238
Mark Starks’ Martian Motion Comic Book
Mark Starks
Creator Mark Starks screens “Martian 2 Motion Comic Book” and invites aspiring voice actors to read for a role in “Martian 3!”

4:00pm to 4:45pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
Jumping the Shark with Henry Winkler
Moderator: Andrew Setters
Panelist: Henry Winkler
Q&A with Henry Winkler.

4:00pm to 4:45pm, Location 237/238
Spotlight on Marv Wolfman
Marv Wolfman
Spend some time with Marv Wolfman to talk about his numerous writing accomplishments and comic creations.

5:00pm
Location West Meeting Room Prefunction Space
Aayla Secura Academy (Hands-On Activity/Workshop)
Sunova Starshine (Rachael Riesinger)
This is a basic Staff Spinning Class that anyone can join. The moves will be choreographed in the Style of Aayla Secura from the Star wars the animated series. Fun skill that works well with beginners and we will be bringing staffs of varied sizes that are easy to handle.

5:15pm to 6:15pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
The Dwarf Caves of Middle Earth – John Rhys-Davies & William Kircher
Moderator: Cindy McNew with TheOneRing.net
Panelist: John Rhys-Davies & William Kircher

Q&A with Middle Earth stars John Rhys-Davies and William Kircher.

5:15pm to 6:00pm, Location 237/238
Spotlight on George Perez
George Perez
George Perez will answer some questions from attendees about his past works, which include some of the most popular and successful titles of all time.

6:30pm to 7:15pm, Location 237/238
10 Secrets to Promoting Your Game or Comic with Social Media
Erik Deckers
If you want to improve your web traffic and reach, and get beyond the friends-and-family audience, I’ll discuss 10 tools and techniques you can use to promote your game, web comic, podcast, or other online property. Learn 3 important tools to use for online promotion. Find out the one big mistake most new marketers make. And learn how the people you meet at this con can grow your audience exponentially.

6:45pm to 7:30pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
Costume Contest
Judges and Moderators: Chris & Miracole Burns, Chelsey Cosplay, Wesley “The Portrait Dude” Smith

SUNDAY
10:45am to 11:30am, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
Spotlight on Walter Jones
Moderated by Ryan Glitch
Panelist: Walter Jones

11:00am to 11:45pm, Location 237/238
Genre Feminism
Lauren Jankowski
Genre spaces still suffer rampant discrimination and harassment to the point where many do not feel safe within them. Diversity is still lacking. How do we change this? What steps can be taken to make genre spaces safer and more welcoming for everyone.

12:00pm to 12:45pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
Spotlight on John Rhys-Davies
Moderated by Andrew Setters
Panelist: John Rhys-Davies

12:15pm to 1:00pm, Location 237/238
Spotlight on Aw Yeah Comics
Art Baltazar, Franco, Denver Brubaker, Ben Hunzeker, Alejandro Rosado and Chris “Zod” Smits
Listen to and ask questions to those awesome people leading Aw Yeah Comics and what they currently do to be successful in the future. Aw Yeah it’s going to be an awesome time.

1:15pm to 2:00pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
Comic Legends George Perez and Marv Wolfman
Moderated by Christopher Jones
Panelist: George Perez and Marv Wolfman

1:30pm to 2:15pm, Location 237/238
The Deep Dark Secrets of the Silver Age Featuring Neal Adams
Neal Adams
Take a break and listen to Neal Adams discuss his well-known career that has been an influence and inspiration to so many comic creators.

2:30pm to 3:15pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
Star Wars Boba Fett Reunion
Moderator: Andrew Setters
Panelists: John Morton, Dickey Beer, and Daniel Logan
Meet and listen to the men from their perspective of the most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy.

2:45pm to 3:30pm, Location 237/238
The Learning Curve: The Creation of a Webcomic
Joe Coates
The panel will discuss webcomic creation and how my process took place. I will also describe my influences in creating webcomics, successes and learning opportunities.

3:45pm to 4:30pm, LAZER KRAZE Panel Room (Junior Ballroom C,D)
The 8th Doctor – Paul McGann
Moderated by Aloysius Fox
Panelist: Paul McGann

4:00 to 4:45pm, Location 237/238
501st Ohio Garrison Star Wars Costume Panel