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Reminder: IMAGICON 2010 May 21-23

by brians

Hey peeps! I just wanted to give you a reminder to check out ImagiCon 2010 in Birmingham, Alabama this weekend, May 21-23. It has everything from Star Wars to Steampunk to Horror to comics, artists and authors to our favorite movies being played almost around the clock. Huge thanks to Paige and the ImagiCon team! Come on out and hangout this weekend and look for me!

ImagiCon 2010

McWane Science Center and Marriott Program Guide


Art

Friday May 21st

2:00 PM                 Female Perspective in the Fantasy Art World        Lunch Room A 

 Ash Evans                   

Hear about the trials and tribulations of being a female artist in there Fantasy Art World! Then realize why it's still worth it! 

 

3:00 PM            Website Development                                                 Lunch Room A  

Billy Tackett, Christina Myers, Angela Sasser, Larry Elmore

Learn how to get your own website up and running

 

7:00 PM                 Licensing Your Art                                                  Lunch Room A           

  Ash Evans                  

What are the Pros and Cons of licensing and How to find a licenser

 

8:00 PM                Changing face of fantasy and fine art                      Lunch Room A

Nigel Sade                   

How fantasy art is changing from strictly illustration to art with a stong focus on meaning and fine art is accepting more fanbased concepts

Saturday May 22nd

10:30 AM          Digital Art                                                                    Rushton Theater

Frank Amthor, Sam Flegal, Arthur Ball                

Learn how to use digital software to create 3-D art, and also get tips on printing, files, resolution, and some associated PhotoShop

 

11:30 AM     Q&A with Larry Elmore                                                     Rushton Theater

Larry Elmore

Come and talk with one of the most famous Artist Larry Elmore

 

7:00 PM                 Sculpting Workshop                                               Lunch Room A

Ash Evans                    

Bring your Fantasy to life in 3D! Fantasy Artist Ash Evans is back by popular demand!

 

9:30 PM               Rum diaries                                                                          Ruston Theater           

Nigel Sade                   

18 plus panel, tales of doing art at shows and traveling the country being a crazy pirate artist

 

Sunday May 23rd

 

12:00 PM          Art Business Basics                                                         Lunch Room A         

Nigel Sade,Billy Tackett, Christina Myers, Ash Evans, Sam Flegal, Angela Sasser, Larry Elmore, Chris Hamer                    

How to be a Not-So-Starving Artist! Learn all the basics including marketing-how to make social networking work for you

 

3:00 PM            Protect Your Art on the Web                                            Lunch Room A        

Billy Tackett                 

Watermarking and other tips...

Aqua Theater

 

Fri. May 21st

 

4:00 p.m.   Call of Duty Tournament  Best Buy/Geek Squad

Come and battle your COD skills on the Xbox 360

 

8:30 p.m.          NewMedia Entertainment - Bringing It All Together   

Sean Patrick Fannon, Allen      Hammack, The Wandering Men and Shane Ivey

Join our panel as they discuss the potential integration of Facebook apps, iPhone apps, ubiquitous wi-fi and other forms of Internet access, with classic ARG, RPG, CCG and LARP concepts into all-new forms of full-immersion entertainment in the 21st Century Gaming industry designers and game developers

 

Saturday May 22nd

 

10:00 am    D&D 101: Guide to create your D&D Character from the ground up. Includes a First Timer's Adventure

 

4:00 p.m.   Call of Duty Tournament  Best Buy/Geek Squad

Come and battle your COD skills on the Xbox 360

 

Sunday May 23rd

 

10:00 a.m.   Call of Duty Tournament  Best Buy/Geek Squad

Come and battle your COD skills on the Xbox 360

Comics

 

Friday May 21st

 

3:00p.m.           Beware the Power, Green Lantern's Light!                             Genius Lab

Joe Crowe, Albert Marsh            

After the events of Blackest Night, where is the Emerald Knight and how does it effect the rest of the DCU? Joe Crowe and Albert Marsh review past events, drop interesting tidbits, and discuss the now in development movie with Ryan Reynolds.

 

7:00p.m.              The Great Fan Frakk Off of 2010                                             Genius Lab

Joe Crowe                    

Joe Crowe hosts this no-holds-barred trivia contest that covers all comics and sci-fi events!

 

Saturday May 22nd

 

10:00a.m.         How to get into comics the Independent way                            Genius Lab   

Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Chris Fason, Geofrey Gwin                 

Join Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Chris Fason and Geofrey Gwin for updates on their independent careers and tips to help you get started in yours!

 

11:00a.m.         Invincible Iron Man                                                                  Genius Lab

Van Plexico, David Wright                     

Marvel's premiere movie character is back and leading the way for Thor and Cap to follow! Join us for a detailed history and hard look at everyone's favorite Billionaire Alcoholic Super Hero. Van Plexico and David Wright to host.

 

12:00p.m.         Independent Comics and The Distributor of Doom                  Genius Lab

Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Chris Fason               

Why is it so difficult to get an Indy comic distributed? What are some alternate means? Join Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor and Chris Fason for this informative q&a session!

 

2:00p.m.           Avengers Reassembled!                                                          Genius Lab

Van Plexico, Joe Crowe, David Wright                

A look at the past, present, and future of Comic's best selling book for the last 7 years with Avengers experts Van Plexico, Joe Crowe, and David Wright!

 

3:00p.m.           Marvel vs. DC Jeopardy!                                                          Rushton Theater

Van Plexico                  

Prizes! Fun! Humiliation! Van Plexico hosts his wildly poplar quiz game! We strongly advise you to get there early to get a seat in the game, it fills quickly!

 

5:00p.m.           Hero with a Thousand Spandex Body Suits                            Genius Lab

Dr. Noah Lett                

Join Theologian Dr. Noah Lett and other guests as we discuss why the Super Heroes are important to us in every day life and why you may not be paying enough attention to them in yours.

 

7:00p.m .          Why Does My Story Suck?                                                       Genius Lab

Van Plexico, Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, Dr. Noah Lett                 

Join Van Plexico, Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor and Dr. Noah Lett as they discuss the importance of story structure and story telling and give tips on how you can improve yours!

Sunday May 23rd

 

11:00a.m.         The Zombies ate My Comics                                                    Genius Lab     

Blackest Night, Marvel Zombies, Walking Dead, and Crossed just to name a few, why has the dead risen and taken over a good chunk of the comic book industry? Join our panel as we review these zombies and discuss the reasons for the popularity of seeing our favorite heroes as the living dead!

 

12:00p.m.         Who's the leader of the Club?                                                 Genius Lab

Van Plexico, Stan Daniel                       

Disney owns Marvel??? What the frakk does this mean??

 

2:00p.m.           Every Single Wednesday                                                         Genius Lab                 

Comic q&a session.

 Ask anything of our panelists which will feature everyone who has been on a panel this year. Questions about the stories and characters or the men and women behind them or even why Diamond Distribution could not find its own butt with both hands a pygmy and a flashlight! A comic book free for all!

Costuming Track

 

Friday May 21st                                                     

 

12:00 pm          Tai Chi with Erin Gray                                                             Lunch Room A

Erin Gray                     

Come and get fit with Erin and some of the IC staff..

 

4:00 PM              Costume Danger                                                                    Lunch Room A 

 Scott Merrill, Freddy Clements, Sharon Morgan, Kristina Howard 

We will talk to you about some of the dangers of costumes, from mask, to glues and other things.

 

5:00 PM                Steampunk Costuming        Lunch Room A 

Cindy McLeod, James Atkins, Doug Grove, Bill Harrison, Melissa Jordan               

Discover how to make, alter or find clothing and gear that puts the Steam into Victorian era costuming. Panelists model Steampunk fashion while they share resources, themes and ways to combine elegance with engineering.

 

6:00 PM               I have my costume design, where do I go from here                 Lunch Room A   

Scott Merrill, Sharon Morgan, Chris Mueller, Freddy Clements                  

This panel is helpful hints and techniques for helping the aspiring costumer with all the steps necessary to take a costume from initial design to finished product

 

7:00 PM            Steampunk Soiree at the Marriott Hotel                                 

 

Saturday May 22                                                    

                                                              

11:00 AM          Steampunk Translation: Re-imagining Superheros, Icons and Mythic Personas        

Lunch Room A

William McLeod, John Strangeway, Daniel Valdez, Cliff Tunnell,

From the X-Men to Alice in Wonderland, steampunk visonaries are translating popular characters into a Steampunk world with amazing and compelling results. Panelists discuss their vision and journey toward reworking iconic images from the Sci-fi and Fantasy worlds.

 

12:30 PM          Corseting                                                                                             Lunch Room A

Sharon Morgan, Kristina Howard, Cat Harrison                

This panel discusses different styles of corsets, tips on waist training. What to look for when purchasing a corset, and the importance of a proper fit. Buying the proper corset for your body type.

 

2:00 PM                       Steampunk Inventors Alley                                                       Lunch Room A

Jason Lee, John Strangeway, James Atkins, William McLeod, Paige Smith, Doug and Jo Grove, Scott Merrill, David Britt                 

The South's best Steampunk crafters and inventors display their work and are available to discuss their projects and designs one-on-one with visitors.

 

4:00 pm                     Props and Costumes                                                                   Lunch Room A                

 Drew Sadler & Ray Willis                      

We will cover how to build authentic looking props and costumes on a budget.

 

5:30 pm            A beginners guide to Armor Construction                                            Lunch Room A

Scott Merrill, Chris Mueller         

This panel discusses various techniques for the construction of armor including metal, leather, hardened fabric, and plastic.

 

Sunday May 23, 2010                                                       

 

10:00 am          Molding and Casting                                                                            Lunch Room A

Scott Merrill, Freddy Clements, Chris Mueller      

Tips and Techniques on lifecasting and molding.

 

11:00 am          Steampunk Makers Round Table                                                         Lunch Room A

Jason Lee, Doug Grove, Daniel Valdez, James Atkins, Cliff Tunnell, Bill Harrison                

Noted Steampunk craftsmen, designers and inventors share their inspiration and craft followed by a Q&A from the audience

 

1:00 pm     Corset Construction                                                                                     Lunch Room A

Sharon Morgan, Scott Merrill, Freddy Clements               

This panel is helpful hints and techniques for helping the aspiring costumer with all the steps necessary to take a costume from initial design to finished product

                                                     

2:00 pm                   Q&A session with our panelists                                                     Lunch Room A            

Come have a sit down with the panelist and tell us what you would like to see next year.

 

Gaming

 

Friday May 2

Table 1

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm      The Kobold Death Maze        Kyle Crider          

12:30 pm – 7:00 pm        Pathfinder

  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm     3 Dragon Ante                       Stafff

 

Table 2

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm       The Arcfire Invasion II - Fortune and Glory  

12:30 pm – 7:00 pm       Savage Worlds / Shaintar: Legends Unleashed    Sean Patrick Fannon

 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm      En Garde & Kung Fu Fighting Demos                    Greg Glidden

 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm      SlugFest Games

 9:00 pm  - 11:00 pm      Beer Money Demo            Atlas Games

 

Table 3

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm       The Arcfire Invasion II - Fortune and Glory  

12:30 pm – 7:00 pm       Savage Worlds / Shaintar: Legends Unleashed    Sean Patrick Fannon

  8:00 pm- 11:00 pm       HeroScape: Battle for the Underdark Miniatures Board Game         Staff

 

Table 4

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm       The Arcfire Invasion II - Fortune and Glory  

12:30 pm – 7:00 pm       Savage Worlds / Shaintar: Legends Unleashed    Sean Patrick Fannon

  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm     Shadowrun 3e                                                        Jimmy Beach

 

Table 5

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm      Legends Never Die   Jim Beach

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm       D&D 1e                    Jim Beach

  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm        Pathfinder Society #33: Assault on the Kingdom of the Impossible Ryan Fisher

  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm     The Sixfold Trial of Larazod (Mature Content)    Jimmy Beach

  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm      PathFinder                                                           Jimmy Beach

 

Table 6

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm       Gameological Demos   Toney Ripley of the Gameological Institute

  3:00 pm – 7:00 pm       Axis and Allies Revised Edition     Thomas Ten Eyck

  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm     Munchkin: the Card Game Tournament   Steve Jackson Games   Men In Black

 

Table 7

12:00 pm – 11:00 pm     Untold: The CBRPG              The Wandering Men

 

Table 8

12:00 pm – 11:00 pm     Untold: For Kids The CBRPG    The Wandering Men

 

Table 9

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm       The Meat Grinder                   Staff     

12:30 pm – 6:00 pm       D&D 3.5                                 Staff

  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm       World of Darkness                  Jesus Guieterrez

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm     Trivia Contest                          Staff

 

Table 10

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm         Ghost Tower of Inverness        

4:30 pm – 8:00 pm         Original AD&D Module Revised for 3.5 by:  Allen Hammack

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm       Star Wars RPG                                             Dave Grant

 

Table 11

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm         D&D 3.5       Levan Foster

10:00 pm- 11:00 pm       Monster Trivia       Staff

 

Table 12

6:00 pm – 9:00pm          NightFall                Jimmy Beach

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm         Modern D20           Jimmy Beach

 

Table 13

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm         Expedition to Ravenloft    Jim Beach

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm         D&D 3.5                           Jim Beach

 

Saturday May 22nd

 

Table 1

10:00 am - 12:00 pm   D&D Miniatures   3.5 Minis RulesSet

11:00 am – 12:00 pm  50 Point Warband

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Hollow's Last Hope

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm    PathFinder     Part 1                                                     Kyle Crider

   4:00 pm – 8:00 pm   Crown of the Kobold King

   4:30 pm – 8:00 pm    PathFinder   Part 2                                                      Kyle Crider

   8:00 pm – 11:00 pm  Diplomacy  Board Game Tournament 7 Player          Staff

 

Table 2

10:00 am- 8:00 pm         The Arcfire Invasion II - Fortune and Glory

10:30 am- 8:00 pm         Savage Worlds / Shaintar: Legends Unleashed  8-24 Players   Sean Patrick Fannon

8:00 pm- 11:00 pm         Pathfinder Society #35: Voice in the Void     Ryan Fisher

 

Table 3

10:00 am- 8:00 pm         The Arcfire Invasion II - Fortune and Glory

10:30 am- 8:00 pm         Savage Worlds / Shaintar: Legends Unleashed  8-24 Players   Sean Patrick Fannon

8:00 pm -11:00 pm         World of Darkness                              Brad Porter

 

Table 4

10:00 am- 8:00 pm         The Arcfire Invasion II - Fortune and Glory

10:30 am- 8:00 pm         Savage Worlds / Shaintar: Legends Unleashed  8-24 Players   Sean Patrick Fannon

8:00 pm -11:00 pm         NightFall Modern D20                                                                 Jim Beach        

 

Table 5

10:00 am – 2:00 pm   D&D Miniatures

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm   Gameological Demos                      Toney Ripley and the Gameological Institute

  4:00 pm – 8 :00 pm  Ghost Tower of Iverness

  4:30 pm – 8:00 pm          Original AD&D Module for 3.5                                           Allen Hammack

  8:00 pm –11:00 pm  3 Dragon Ante Card Game                                         Staff

 

Table 6

10:00 am – 2:00 pm    D&D Miniatures 3.5 series  Rules set 200 Point Warband Draft $12 entry fee

  2:00 pm – 6:00 pm    StarCraft: The Board Game                                              Joey Jones

  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Twilight Imperium                                                                     Joey Jones

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm  Name that Mini                                                                       Staff

 

Table 7

10:00 am – 11:00 pm   Untold: The CBRPG                                                                 The Wandering Men

Table 8

10:00 am – 11:00 pm    Untold: For Kids                                                                        The Wandering Men

 

Table 9

10:00 am – 4:00 pm       The Meat Grinder: D&D 3.5                                                        Staff

  4:00 pm – 8:00 pm              Revolution Steve Jackson Games                                       Greg Glidden

  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm      Red Dragon Inn Tournament       SlugFest Games(16 plyrs)                     Greg Glidden

 

Table 10

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm                  BattleTech                                                                         Matt Fredrickson

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm      Red Dragon Inn Tournament         SlugFest Games(16 plyrs                      Greg Glidden

 

Table 11

10:00 am – 2:00 pm                D&D 3.5                                                                           Levan Foster

  2:00 pm – 10:00 pm        Magic the Gathering Booster Draft Tournament  DCI Sanctioned  (This event does have an entry fee)

                                                Fred McCarl

Table 12

2:00 pm – 10:00 pm        Magic the Gathering Booster Draft Tournament  DCI Sanctioned  (This event does have an entry fee)

                                                Fred McCarl

 

Table 13

10:00 am – 2:00 pm         Magic the Gathering Demos

 

  2:00 pm – 10:00 pm        Magic the Gathering Booster Draft Tournament  DCI Sanctioned  (This event does have an entry fee)

                                                Fred McCarl

 

Sunday May 23rd

 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

All Day Open Gaming. Bring your favorite Game or get one of ours and play.

 

Hard Science

 

Friday, May 21, 2010                                                         

 

12:00 PM          Science of Space Flight                                                                      Rushton Theater

Dr. Travis Taylor            

Sometimes you do have to know a little bit of science in order to fly in space. Dr. Taylor will break it down for us in a unique way, so we all can learn a bit about the Science of Space Flight.

 

2:00 PM            Mars, Europa, and Titan                                                                      Flight Room

Dr. Perry Gerakines                  

Join us in a discussion of these planetary bodies and view some of the latest science results from NASA.

 

6:00 PM            Prehistoric Monsters of Alabama         Flight Room

Jun Ebersole                

Join McWane Science Center's Collection Manager, Jun Ebersole, in a back-of-house tour of the Alabama Collections Center. From dinosaurs to mammoths and fossil toothed whales, see first-hand the many of the prehistoric monsters that once resided in the state of Alabama.

Note: This panel is limited to 12 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

7:00 PM            Q&A With A Shuttle Flight Controller                                                   Flight Room

Stephanie Osborn                     

Join our open Q&A with a former Space Shuttle and International Space Station flight controller.

 

Saturday, May 22, 2010                                                    

 

10:00 AM          Astrobiology - the Science of Life in the Universe                               Flight Room

Dr. Perry Gerakines      

What conditions would require life as we know it on another planet? Given the recent discoveries from the recent missions to Mars, what prospects for life are there on this apparently barren world and what other parts of the Solar System appear most likely to harbor life?

 

12:00 PM          Prehistoric Monsters of Alabama

Jun Ebersole                

Join McWane Science Center's Collection Manager, Jun Ebersole, in a back-of-house tour of the Alabama Collections Center. From dinosaurs to mammoths and fossil toothed whales, see first-hand the many of the prehistoric monsters that once resided in the state of Alabama. Note: This panel is limited to 12 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

2:00 pm     The ecological impacts of rapid climate warming on the Antarctic Peninsula   Rushton Theater

Dr. James B McClintock            

Become informed on the dramatic changes in the physical environment that are taking place along the Antarctic Peninsula that are related to climate warming. From dramatic increases of glacial recession to the reduction in the duration and extent of the the annual sea ice, the presentation will address impacts of these changes on all aspects of marine life. Discussion will take place regarding how all countries can help turn back the hands of ecological time.

 

3:00 pm            Hubble's Godparents   Flight Room

Dr. William Keel            

The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the best-known of space instruments. Learn the inside-track to how space-history took place! You will hear why air forces were intensely interested in solar X-rays, the race to obtain UV spectra of other stars, what was learned from spectroscopic film recovered from a spacecraft whose occupants were dead, and which satellite's 3-year mission wound up lasting 18!

 

5:00 pm            The Quantum Mechanics of Thought                                                           Rushton Theater 

Dr. Travis Taylor            

A serious discussion and presentation by Dr. Travis Taylor. As the title implies, expect it to be very thought provoking.

 

7:00 pm            Hanny's Voorwerp and the Rise of the Digital Amateur Astronomer             Flight Room       

Dr. William Keel            

Galaxy Zoo, is a worldwide citizen-science project now involving more than 250,000 people. Revolutions in hardware and networking have enabled hitherto impossible projects, and public participation has advanced! We will discuss these developments, from observation, to ending with previews of new and coming programs - Moon Zoo, Merger Zoo, Solar Storm Watch, and Hubble Zoo.

 

Sunday, May 23, 2010                                                      

 

11:00 am          Sharing Science in the 21st Century                                                             Flight Room

Ginger Campbell, MD                

"Is the use of on-line video, blogging, and podcasting is changing not only the way scientists share their work?" It is also presenting new challenges. Dr. Campbell will consider questions such as Is the internet contributing to the rise of pseudoscience? She will also offer practical tips for scientists (and science lovers) interested in producing on-line science content.

 

Literary Track

 

Friday, May 21, 2010                                             

 

 

11:30 am                   Welcome to the Literature Track!                       Room 304

A brief overview of what you can expect to see in this year's literature track programming.

 

12:00 pm          Meet M.B. Weston                                                        Room 304

M.B. Weston    

Come and learn what is new from one of the rising stars in literature today.

 

1:30 pm               A Singular Sensation                                                Room 304

Travis Taylor Ph.D.        

With the release of "One Day on Mars" we knew we would be in for a wild ride and oh what a ride it has been. Come to discuss the fantastic trilogy written by Travis Taylor.

 

3:30 pm     Why oh Y???                                                                                  Room 304             

S. Osborn, Travis Taylor Ph.D.   

Come to learn about a great new series that you may not know about yet: The Cresperian Saga. Find out what inspired it and maybe even find out where it is going.

 

5:30 pm            Jabberwocky Theater: The Looking Glass Series      Rushton Theater          

Travis Taylor Ph.D., John Ringo

One of the best selling series in a long time. Come and discuss one of the most enjoyable and adventurous series to be released in recent memory and find out what a Jabberwocky has to do with it all.

 

7:00 pm                              3 Ringo Circus                                           Rushton Theater

John Ringo       

Come and meet one of the best selling authors today and learn about all the different series he has going on currently and learn all about a new trilogy that has just begun!

 

Saturday, May 22, 2010                                        

 

10:00am                Van Plexico Presents...                                          Room 304

Van Plexico      

Come meet another one of the rising stars in the genre: Van Plexico. From comics to science fiction, he has written about it, talked about it, or at least read it. And if you haven't picked up one of his books yet, here is a chance to find out what you have been missing.

 

11:30am           Lou Anders and Pyr Publishing                                   Room 304

Lou Anders       

Come meet Lou Anders and learn all about what is coming from Pyr publishing, one of the fastest rising stars of the fantasy and sci-fi world.

 

1:00 pm               Baen Road Show                                                      Room 304

Baen Publishing Representative 

Come see what is coming from the strongest Sci-Fi publishing house in the industry.

 

2:30 pm                Twilight Zahn                                                           Room 304

Timothy Zahn    

We all know about his Star Wars novels but what about those tons of other stories he has done completely away from all of that. Come and discuss the works of one of the best authors in the genre!

 

4:00  pm                    Tentatively: The Worlds of Thomas T. Thomas     Room 304

Thomas T. Thomas       

 

6:00 pm            Legacy of the Aldenata                                               Rushton Theater

John Ringo       

Wondering what is up with the Posleen? Come and find out from the creator himself!

 

8:00 pm                     P.A.R.D.O.N.ing of Ringo                                                Rushton Theater

John Ringo, surprise "legal teams"         

 

Sunday, May 23                                         

           

10:00 am          Science behind Star Wars and Star Trek and...          Room 304

Timothy Zahn, Travis Taylor Ph.D.          

So, can we really go faster than light? Is it possible to teleport matter? Come and discuss the realities of what we see and read in our favorite genre.

 

11:30 am          Introduction to Planetary Defense                                Room 304       

Travis Taylor Ph.D.        

We have read the books, we have seen the movies, now come and hear from someone who actually knows the subject matter.

 

1:00  pm                          Fantasy Today                                              Room 304

M.B. Weston, Lou Anders, Van Plexico, J.F. Lewis         

Wondering why all the vampires are sparkling? Wonder what happened to the grittiness of Conan? Wonder what happened to outrageous worlds of Zalazny? Come and talk with some people who would know!

 

2:30 pm                     Final Thoughts Anyone???                                 Room 304        

Just an excuse to ask for feedback on what you saw this year and what you would like to see in future conventions and panels.

 

3:00  pm                  Closing Ceremony           

 

Star Wars: Matter of the Force

 

Friday, May 21                    

 

10:00 am          Welcome to MotF                                                        Room 302

MotF Staff and Volunteers                     

Meet and Greet the Staff and Volunteers of the 2010 MotF Programming. Last up-to-date changes on programming, information on the costume contest, and hanging out.

 

11:30 am          Lando and Lobot: The Odd Men Out   Room 302

Lee Smith        

How did these two become friends? What happened to Lobot at Cloud City?

                                                           

1:00 pm         Star Wars Chocolate                                          Room 302

Cathy Bowden, Stacey Smith                

Making candy of your favorite characters.

 

2:30 pm     Building a Lightsaber with Ray                              Room 302

Ray Willis                    

What does it take to build your own lightsaber? And most if it from the hardware store!

 

4:00 pm            Death Star Trivia                                             Room 302

Jerry Roberts                

So, you think you know Star Wars: Are you ready to become the 2010 champ? Come join the fun as Jerry does his famous Death Star Trivia.

                                               

5:00  pm                       Lightsaber Limbo:                               Room 302

Cathy Bowden, Stacey Smith                

Limbo to favorite Star Wars music. Prizes in adult and children categories.

 

6:00 pm   501st Presents: More Machine than Man: Building Darth Vader       Room 302

Roger Allen                  

The uniqueness of this evil villian's costume.

 

Saturday, May 22,                                                  

           

10:00 am          Building Dioramas in the Star Wars Universe:             Room 302

Tom Thomas, Drew Sadler                                 

How to build a miniature universe of your own.

 

11:30 am          The Realm of Tim Zahn                                               Room 302

Tim Zahn, Cathy Bowden (mod)              

From his first Star Wars Novel to the latest, Tim has been a favorite among readers.

 

1:00  pm                       Merchandizing in the Star Wars Universe:        Room 302      

Cathy Bowden, Stacey Smith                

Comics, Collecting, Trading Cards and more

 

2:30 pm             Ladies of Star Wars                                                    Room 302

Catherine Thomas, Kristina Howard                    

There is more than armor out there. From Queens, Handmaidens, Royal Families, Senators to Rebel Legion Cheerleaders, ladies reign!

 

4:00 pm            The Clone Wars                                                           Room 302

 Roger Allen                 

Discussion of our favorite continuing cartoon. Are the characters real?

                                                           

5:30  pm                     501st Presents: Building Boba Fett                    Room 302                    

What does it take to build this all-time favorite Bounty Hunter?

 

7:30  pm           Star Wars Costume Contest                                         Marriott

MC: David Britt. Judges: Drew Sadler, Scott Merrill, and Chris Mueller Special Guests: 2010 MotF Royal Court        

 MotF Presents IC's 1st Annual Star Wars Costume Contest. From Bounty Hunters to Queens, Family Guy to Anikans, come join us as the Royal Court presents this years contestants. 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes for adults and Royal Court membership for ages 12 and under. 3rd prizes in both adult and children categories.

 

Sunday May 23rd,                                                 

 

10:00 am          Padawan's Temple                                                      Room 302

Children & Parents                    

Prop Building; Stories with SW Characters, and Pod Racing. One parent must be present with their child.

 

11:30 am          Rebels with a Cause: X-Wing Pilots                             Room 302

Beth Warren, Roger Allen                      

Ever wonder about those bright orange fighter costumes? Now is your chance to gather all the information on how to make one up front.

 

1:00 pm            Why didn't the Twins the ever visit Naboo?                 Room 302

Tim Zahn, Cathy Bowden                       

Their Father was Vader, their Mother, a Queen and yet, they never returned to the only place in the galaxy where they had family?

 

2:30 pm            Well, Chew Me Up and Spit Me Out!!                          Rushton Theater

Cathy Bowden, Stacey Smith    

Discussion on the death of our favorite characters. Was it necessary?

 

Star Trek

 

Friday May 21st                    

 

4:00 pm     Boldly Returning                                                                Room 301

The new movie, the new continuity...wow. Just wow. Love it or hate it, join this discussion with a panel of hardcore Trek fans and let your opinion be heard and hear those of others!

 

7:00 pm                 Where for art thou, TNG?                                       Room 301

Lee Shackleford            

Where does the new continuity leave your favorite Next Gen stories and continuity? Do they still count? Will they be recast? Do you want them to? Join Lee Shackleford, take a seat and let's find out...

 

Saturday May 22                                        

 

10:00 am          Writing In The Final Frontier                                       Room 301

Lee Shackleford            

Lee Shackleford is prolific writer and 21st century artisan who has given us some great Trek stories and benefited sci fi and art in general with everything he has been involved with. Come celebrate the Talent of Lee Shackleford in this panel. He may even give you a few tips for your own stories!

 

11:00 am          Very Very Rodenberry                                                 Room 301

Lee Shackleford            

Join Lee Shackleford for a review of the life and works both grand and controversial of this visionary.

 

1:00 pm                    Living Long and Prospering                               Room 301

Lee Shackleford, Dr. Noah Lett               

What Trek Philosophies and life lessons hold up in reality and can those help you be happier and healthier? Join Dr. Noah Lett and Lee Shackleford for an in depth discussion.

 

2:00 pm            Trek Blooper Review                                                   Room 301                    

Join us for a compilation of Trek bloopers spanning 11 movies and 5 TV Series...set Phasers to Fun!

 

4:00pm             Son of Trek                                                                  Room 301

Lee Shackleford, MarkAdam Miller, Steve Charleson                    

Star Wars, Babylon Five, Firefly, Battlestar...throw a rock and you will hit a sci-fi series that owes something to Star Trek Blazing the way. Join Lee Shackleford, MarkAdam Millerand Steve Charleson as we compare and contrast as well as define what qualities of all these modern pieces owe to Captain Kirk and Company.

 

5:00 pm                        Collector Trek                                                  Room 301

Come talk about your collection of Trek memorabilia with other collectors and learn what may yet be out there for you to put your grubby lil Antican Paws on.

 

7:00 pm                    Get Your Ship Together                                       Room 301

Steve Charleson            

Enterprise NX,Original, A,B,C,D,E and now the New Continuity Ship...Would it work in reality? Why and why not and how? What is feasible, and how does it work in the Trek universe. Aerospace Engineer Steve Charleson goes over the details deck by deck.

 

Sunday, May 23rd                                                 

 

10:00 am          The Doctor Will See You Now...                                  Rushton Theater

John Billingsley             

Have a case of Romulan Recurrant Rash? Coming down with Orion Sonant Syndrome? Or do you simply have a Tribble stuck *CENSORED*? Well, this is not the panel for you because this is an in depth Q&A with Doctor Phlox himself, John Billingsley. Enjoy the stories from his grand and varied career as a master entertainer, he may even let you ask a question or two.

 

12:00 pm          Trivia Trek                                                                   Room 301

No simple Tribbles, these. You hardcore enough to stand your ground? We doubt it...because these questions are for REAL TREK FANS ONLY. Compete for a grand Enter-Prize

 

2:00 pm                 Starfleet Birmingham                                             Room 301

MarkAdam Miller                       

The USS Hesphaestus, it is more than just Roy Green droning on about crap we have no interest in...we are almost certain of it. Join Captain MarkAdam Miller and crew as they tell you all about Starfleet, the world's premiere fan club, and why you should be a part of it!

 

Whomping Willow: Harry Potter

 

Friday, May 21                                                        

 

10:00 AM          Meet & Greet with the Whomping Willow Staff and Volunteers          Room 303

Jean Alexander, Mary Baxer, Denise Eichhorn                

Meet and Greet the Staff and Volunteers of the 2010 Whomping Willow (Harry Potter) programming track. Last up-to-the-minute changes in programming, register for the Sorting on Saturday morning, information on the Triwizard Ball & Costume Contest, and general hanging out.

 

11:30 AM          So You Want to be a Death Eater?                                                      Room 303

David Britt                    

A discussion of what it takes to be a servant of the Dark Lord, based on the infamous Mugglenet article by the same name.

 

1:00 PM                    Stories from the Burrow                                                              Room 303

Jean Alexander             

 

2:30 PM                               Harry Potter Collecting                                                     Room 303        

Jean Alexander, Stacey Smith               

Hard to find items? Where to go.

 

4:00 PM                             Discord on Privet Drive                                                       Room 303

How did Harry's life with the Dursleys on Privet Dr. influence his outlook on life, his relationships, etc.?

 

 

9:00 PM                            TriWizard Ball & Costume Contest                                       Marriott                       

Jean Alexander, Cathy Bowden  

Come to the TriWizard Ball for an evening of Harry Potter-inspired fun and frivolity! You can come dressed as your favorite Potter character, in which case you’re eligible to enter the costume contest on the same evening, or else come dressed as any other fantastical creature or character you wish. It will be a rollicking good time, with great music, including some Wizard Rock, lots of dancing, and interesting people! Good luck, and we’ll see you at the ball!

 

Saturday May 22                                                    

10:00 AM          The Sorting Hat Speaks                                                                       Room 303

Jean Alexander, Cathy Bowden, Mary Baldwin, Stacey Smith, Catherine Thomas              

Come and be sorted into your house! You might be surprised where you are really supposed to be.

 

1:00 PM            Costuming in the World of Harry Potter.                                             Room 303

Mary Baldwin, Catherine Thomas                       

Wizards, Witches, Quidditch, and all the accessories.

 

2:30 PM            Movies and Books, Part I: Sorceror's Stone & Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban    Room 303           

Denise Roper                

What happened from written form to the movies (visual form)? What did you like? What didn't you like?Or, what worked, and what didn't?

 

4:00 PM                            Hogwars                                                                              Room 303                    

Exploring the four houses and their relationships/feuds at Hogwarts

 

5:30 PM            Movies & Books: Part II - Goblet of Fire, Order of Phoenix, and The Half Blood Prince       Room 303

Denise Roper                

What happened from written form to the movies (visual form)? What did you like? What didn't you like?Or, what worked, and what didn't?

 

Sunday, May 23                                                     

 

10:00 AM          Wizard Trivia                                                                                                   Room 303        

Jerry Roberts                

Smart, are you? Can you claim the prize at the end?

 

11:30 AM          Wand Making                                                                                      Room 303

Jean Alexander             

Amazing what a glue stick, paper, and a little paint produces. The wand will pick you, not the other way around !

 

1:00 PM                          The Lord of the Hallows                                                        Room 303

Denise Roper                

Author Denise Roper has written a very intriguing book called The Lord of the Hallows: Christian Symbolism and Themes in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. In this book, she compares J.K. Rowling’s series to The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia, and explores the ways in which J.K Rowling , C.S. Lewis, and Tolkien work together as sub-creators of Christian Myth. Come join us in the Whomping Willow Track as we explore this intriguing concept.

 

2:30 PM                         Over the Years                                                                                    Room 303

Jean Alexander             

The lives of HP Characters since the end of book 7.

Rushton Theater

 

Friday, May 21                                                        

 

12:00 pm          Science of Space Flight         

Dr. Taylor                     

Sometimes you do have to know a little bit of science in order to fly in space. Dr. Taylor will break it down for us in a unique way, so we all can learn a bit about the Science of Space Flight.

 

5:30 PM            Jabberwocky Theater 

Dr. Travis Taylor and John Ringo 

One of the best selling series in a long time. Come and discuss one of the most enjoyable and adventurous series to be released in recent memory and find out what a Jabberwocky has to do with it all.

 

7:00 PM            3 Ringo Circus

John Ringo                   

Come and meet one of the best selling authors today and learn about all the different series he has going on currently and learn all about a new trilogy that has just begun!

 

Saturday, May 22                                                   

                                                           

10:30 AM          Digital Art       

Frank Amthor, Sam Flegal                    

Learn how to use digital software to create 3-D art, and also get tips on printing, files, resolution, and some associated PhotoShop

 

11:30 AM          Q&A with Larry Elmore           

Larry Elmore                 

Come and talk with one of the most famous Artist Larry Elmore

 

1:00 PM              Did you know?             

Glenn Shadix                

Did you know what all Glenn Shadix, from one of his famous roles as “Otho” in Beetlejuice to the mayor in “ A Nightmanre Before Christmas” Come and listen to one of Alabama's famous actors and what he has done and is doing now.

 

2:00 PM              The ecological impacts of rapid climate warming on the Antarctic Peninsula         

Dr. James B. McClintock                       

We will discuss what type of problems the Antartic Peninsula is facing.

 

3:00 PM                           Marvel vs. DC Jeopardy       

Van Allen Plexico         

Prizes! Fun! Humiliation! Van Plexico hosts his wildly poplar quiz game! We strongly advise you to get there early to get a seat in the game, it fills quickly!

 

5:00 PM                     The Quantum Mechanics of Thought     

Dr. Travis Taylor            

A serious discussion and presentation by Dr. Travis Taylor. As the title implies, expect it to be very thought provoking.

 

6:00 PM                   Legacy of the Aldenata   

John Ringo                   

Wondering what is up with the Posleen? Come and find out from the creator himself!

 

8:00 PM                P.A.R.D.O.N.ing of Ringo    

John Ringo (and other assorted "legal team" associates)              

A "roasting" of John Ringo, for various reasons - all in good fun - Not for Kids

 

9:30 PM                   Rum diaries         

Nigel Sade                   

18 +  panel, tales of doing art at shows and traveling the country being a crazy pirate artist

 

Sunday, May 23                                         

 

10:00 AM          The Doctor Will See You Now...         

John Billingsley             

Have a case of Romulan Recurrant Rash? Coming down with Orion Sonant Syndrome? Or do you simply have a Tribble stuck *CENSORED*? Well, this is not the panel for you because this is an in depth Q&A with Doctor Phlox himself, John Billingsley. Enjoy the stories from his grand and varied career as a master entertainer, he may even let you ask a question or two.

 

11:00 AM          Buck Rogers & whatever else 

Gil Gerard, Erin Gray                 

Gil Gerard and Erin Gray will revisit their days on Buck Rogers and then discuss current projects, interests, and activities in which they are working

 

12:00 PM          Art Auction                              

 

1:00 pm                Chartiy Auction                                           

 

2:30 PM            Well Chew Me Up and Spit Me Out!             

Cathy Bowden, Stacey Smith    

Discussion on the death of our favorite characters. Was it necessary?

 

Old Car Heaven Program Guide

 

Anime

 

Friday May 21st

 

12:00 PM     Anime Meet and Greet w/ cookies                                    Panel Room A

10 Star Girls

The Star Girls will be on hand to give anime fans a brief overviiew of what to expect throughout the weekend such as, venue and anime panel room locations, as well as after hour events. Beverages and snacks will be on hand. -

 

12:30 pm Cosplay Tutorial w/ Ya Ya Han                                             OCH Main Stage

 

1:00 PM      Anime Basics                                                                     Panel Room A

Intro to Anime for the uninitiated.

 

1:30 pm  Spike Spencer                                                                                   OCH Main Stage

Spike Spencer and Star Girl.

Best known for the ground breaking anime Evangelion. Meet Spkie Spencer, a legend in the voice acting industry. find out what anecdotes and insights he has to share with us, and ask questions about the voice acting business and anime in general.

 

2:00 PM     AMV Editing                                                                                    Panel Room A

David Vaughn

Learn how to create and edit AMV's.

 

3:00 PM      Wig Styling 101 Learn the basics of wig styling                Panel Room A

Yoko

.Such as, how to choos your wig. Where to purchase your wig, and how to properly care and store your wigs.-

 

3:00 pm  Anime Airings on American TV                                             Panel Room C

Gavin Morse

Anime Airings on American TV    The Anime's you see on TV Channels such as: Cartoon Network, Disney, and Nickleodeon.-           

 

The Anime's you see on TV Channels such as: Cartoon Network, Disney, and Nickleodeon.-Gavin Morse

 

3:30 PM        Wig Styling 102   More advanced wig styling techniques. Panel Room A

Yoko

Such as: Coloring your wigs, adding more wig fiber using foam, and defying gravity with spikes! -

 

4:00 PM       I Star Yaoi                                                                                    Panel Room A

The discussion of Yaoi. 18+ ID's will be checked.

 

4:30 pm       Shonen Panel                                                                  Panel Room C

Shonen <boy> discussion

 

4:30 pm   Otaku Bellydancing w/Seraphina                                         OCH Main Stage         

Learn the basics of bellydancing with Convention Staple  Seraphina

 

5:00 PM        I Star Yuri                                                                                                Panel Room A

The discussion of Yuri. 18+ ID's will be checked.

 

6:00 PM         Feng Shui                                                                       Panel Room A

Yuki Pearl

Fighting off spirits using ancient Asian mystic techniques. -

 

6:00 pm      Shojo Panel                                                                      Panel Room C

Shojo <girl> Discussion.

 

7:00 pm           Cosplay Idol                                                                 OCH Main Stage

Take one charming MC, Three Opinionated Judges, and one Celebrity Guest Judge to a cosplay contest, and you have Cosplay Idol.     

 

7:30 PM     Japanese Fashion Trends                                                  Panel Room A

Star Girl Colleen

Discussion of current fashion trends in Japan. -   

 

7:30 pm     I Star Hentai                                                                       Panel Room C

The discussion of Hentai. 18+ ID's will be checked.

 

9:00 PM         Anime Slumber Party                                                     Panel Room A & C      

Games like Spin the Ramune, Pin the Tail on the Catboy/girl, Pillow Battle, and many other slumber related activities. While AMV and Anime are

playing in the background.

 

Metaphysical

 

Friday, May 21st, 2010                                                                                         

 

12:00 PM          Film - Raymond Buckland                                           Panel Room B

 

3:00 PM            Introduction to Hypnosis                                              Panel Room B

Ever wander what hypnosis is and how it works, then come to our discussion and learn.                                                                                                                                         

4:30 PM            Aura Photography                                                       Panel Room B

We will take an in depth look on aura and ways of finding what yours is and the meaning behind it.                                                                                                                                      

 

Saturday May 22nd

 

10:00 AM          Film - Celestine Prophecy                               Panel Room C            

Disillusioned and temporarily rudderless, John Woodson is about to experience a dramatic and profound metamorphosis.                                         

 

12:00 PM          Film - Wicker Man                                           Panel Room C

Sgt. Howie travels to Summerisle to investigate the disappearance of a young girl.                                                                                                                                     

2:30 PM            Art of Divination                                               Panel Room C

Panelist Geomancy (Densho) Tarot (Skaji) Throwing of the Bones (Lilith) Runes (Rune)                                           

This discussion intels the art of divination and the different forms performed.                                                                                                           

 

4:00 PM            What is Astrology and how does it apply to me?      Panel Room C

Come and learn about astrology and what the stars tell us.                                                                                                                                                           

5:30 PM            Hypnosis - Past Life                                         Panel Room C

 

6:00 PM            Regressions                                                                

                                                                                      

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010                                           

 

1:30 PM            Film - Practical Magick                                                Panel Room B

Come and see how Sally and Owen find out about their new powers.                                             

 

OCH Film Nook

 

 Friday May 21st

 

2:00 PM            Failed Diplomacy                    Sequel to Shubian's Rift

 

3:00 PM            Beside the Manor Selby                     

Ellsworth wrote, directed and scored this literate drama taking place during The Great War. Scheduled for release in late Spring 2010.

 

5:00 PM            Old Habits Die Hard                

There is something a little odd about the Hollis family. Sure, they run the Hollis Funeral Home And Mortuary. It is something more than that. It could be the way Jonah (Kane Hodder) runs the clan with an iron fist. It could be the maniacal younger brother Rendle (Jim O'Rear) or the insane Mother (Tricia Cast). What secrets do the Hollis family hold? Why is Allison (Stacey Dixon) so desperate to escape?

 

7:00 PM            The X Files: I want to Believe             

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully both worked at the FBI as partners, a bond between them that led to their becoming lovers. But now they're out of the FBI and have gone their separate ways. Scully works as a staff physician at a Catholic hospital. Her focus these days is on a young boy with an incurable brain disease. Administration wants to give up on him. Scully, who feels a special bond with the boy, does not. Meanwhile, Mulder's focus is on clipping newspaper articles about the paranormal and throwing pencils into his ceiling. Scully and Mulder are brought together again when a special case requires Mulder's expertise, and Scully is prevailed upon to find him. The case involves a pedophile priest who claims he is having psychic visions regarding the whereabouts of a missing FBI agent.                                                                                                                              

9:00 PM            Close Encounters of the Third Kind                

Roy Neary sets out to investigate a power outage when his truck stalls and he is bathed in light from above. After this, strange visions and five musical notes keep running through his mind. Will he find the meaning of the visions, and who - or what - placed them in his mind ?                                            

                                                                                   

12:00 pm          Ironman          

Tony Stark is the complete playboy who also happens to be an engineering genius. While in Afghanistan demonstrating a new missile he's captured and wounded. His captors want him to assemble a missile for them but instead he creates an armored suit and a means to prevent his death from the shrapnel left in his chest by the attack. He uses the armored suit to escape. Back in the U.S. he announces his company will cease making weapons and he begins work on an updated armored suit only to find that Obadiah Stane, his second in command at Stark industries has been selling Stark weapons to the insurgents. He uses his new suit to return to Afghanistan to destroy the arms and then to stop Stane from misusing his research.                                               

 

9:00 AM                        Battlestar Galactica Miniseries                       

After forty years of armistice, the Cylons massively attacks the Twelve Colonies of Kobol. Their strategy is based on a virus implanted in the mankind defense system. The former Battlestar Galactica, which is being adapted as a museum, is not connected in network with the defense system and becomes the unique warship capable of fight against the Cylons and lead the survivors to the legendary planet Earth.

 

12:00 PM                      Shubian's Rift      

The Earth exploratory space vessel Journeyman, led by Captain Shubian finds itself in first contact with two alien civilizations 100 light years away that are embroiled in an enormous civil conflict that is about to erupt into an all out war. However, through the use of an artificially generated wormhole that connects our solar system with theirs, the war has a strong possibility of being waged on our turf, bringing up more questions than answers to the entire mystery of the conflict.

 

2:00 PM            Failed Diplomacy                   

Sequel to Shubian's Rift

 

3:00 PM            Beside the Manor Selby                     

Ellsworth wrote, directed and scored this literate drama taking place during The Great War. Scheduled for release in late Spring 2010.

 

5:00 PM            Old Habits Die Hard                

There is something a little odd about the Hollis family. Sure, they run the Hollis Funeral Home And Mortuary. It is something more than that. It could be the way Jonah (Kane Hodder) runs the clan with an iron fist. It could be the maniacal younger brother Rendle (Jim O'Rear) or the insane Mother (Tricia Cast). What secrets do the Hollis family hold? Why is Allison (Stacey Dixon) so desperate to escape?

 

8:00 PM            Serenity                      

In the future, when a passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. From the mind of Joss Whedon, comes a new edge-of-your-seat adventure loaded with explosive battles, gripping special effects and fantastic new worlds.                                        

 

10:00 PM          Blade Runner             

In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when six replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth.                                                

 

12:00 am          Invasion of the Body Snatchers                      

The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion from a small town to the city of San Fransisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement" realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. But who can he trust to help him and who has already been snatched?                                            

 

Sunday May 23rd

 

9:00 AM            E. T.                

Elliot is your normal boy, until one day, when he meets a little lost alien. Elliot decides to keep the alien, in which he gives the name E.T. Elliot works with E.T. in trying to find him a way to get back home. Elliot must make the difficult sacrifice. Whether to help his new friend or to lose him? Whatever the decision is, Elliot must keep him hidden, as someone else is out to look for him.                                               

 

11:00 AM          Galaxy Quest              

Eighteen years after their sci-fi adventure show "Galaxy Quest" was canceled, actors Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco, Alexander Dane, Tommy Webber, and Fred Kwan are making appearances at sci-fi conventions and store openings in costume and character. They're wallowing in despair and at each other's throats until aliens known as Thermians arrive and, having mistaken the show for fact and consequently modeling their entire culture around it, take them into space to save them from the genocidal General Sarris and his armada.                                      

 

1:00 PM            Stargate Atlantis - Rising                    

An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith.                                          

 

3:00 PM            Battlestar Galactica - Razor                

A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.                                            

5:00 PM            Total Recall                

When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?                                           

 

Paranormal

 

Friday, May 21sr                                                    

 

3:00 PM            Opening of Paranormal Track OCH Main Stage

Shawn Sellers & SPR Team                  

Join us as we officially kick off this year's Paranormal Track!

 

6:00 PM            Science & The Supernatural   Panel Room B

Alex Garcia / Tyler Wilson                     

Alex Garcia and Tyler Wilson explore the theories and technology that are affecting the modern paranormal investigations.

 

7:30 PM            Psychic Sensitivity & Paranormal Investigation           Panel Room B

Brooksie Wilson                       

Brooksie Wilson will talk about how her sensitivity to spirits has affected her as a paranormal investigator.

 

9:00 PM            History of Spiritualism Panel Room B

Michelle Sellers                                

Michelle Sellers goes into the extensive history of the spiritualism movement.

 

10:30 PM          Communicating with the Dead Work Shop / Séance        Panel Room B       

Shawn Sellers / Michelle Sellers            

Shawn and Michelle Sellers will attempt to communicate with spirits with your help. We will explore various means of communication and also attempt an old-fashioned seance.

 

Saturday, May 22nd                                                          

 

 

10:00 AM          Basic Ghosthunting                                          Panel Room B

Shelly McCraney/Michael Gurbach                     

Basic ghosthunting techniques along with the proper way to use equipment. Q and A after presentation.

 

11:30 AM          Haunted History                                               Panel Room B

Rhetta C Akamatsu                   

Rhetta Akamatsu takes us on a journey through the haunted annuals of history.

 

1:00 PM            Vampire Theory                                               Panel Room B

Ellen C Maze                

Author Ellen C. Maze will talk about her various books and her personal theories with the dark parts of spirit that influenced them.

 

2:30 PM            Ufology in Alabama                                         Panel Room B

Roy Patterson              

Director of MUFON in Alabama Roy Patterson speaks about the state of Ufology in our home state.

 

4:00 PM            Paranormal Research 101                               Panel Room B

Shawn Sellers, Michelle Sellers & SPR Team                 

Join Shawn and other paranormal guests as we address everything the beginner needs to know about paranormal research.

                                   

7:30 PM            Religion and the Paranormal                          Panel Room B

Jay Christian                

Join Bob Hunnicutt as he shares some of his most exciting investigations and evidence to date.

                                                           

9:00 PM            Bob Hunnicutt's Paranormal Investigations     Panel Room B

Bob Hunnicutt               

Pastor Jay Christian vividly explores how the world of Religion and the world of the Paranormal interact.

 

10:30 PM          Guide to the Supernatural                               Panel Room B

Shawn Sellers              

Shawn Sellers offers an introductory guide to the world of the supernatural. This will be followed by and explanation and demonstration of various investigative and psychic techniques.

                                                           

11:30 PM          Guide to the Supernatural Worshop and Séance        Panel Room B

Shawn Sellers & SPR Team                  

Join Shawn Sellers and friends as they explore various investigative and psychic techniques to experience the world of the supernatural.

 

Sunday, May 23rd                                                 

 

 

11:00 AM          The World of Bill McCowan                             Panel Room B

Bill McCowan               

Join Bill McCowan as he talks about his various strange experiences with a world just a little beyond our own.

 

12:30 PM          Paranormal Track Q&A                                    Panel Room B

Shawn Sellers, SPR Team & Guests                  

After two days of speakers and workshops, we imagine you will have questions. Come and ask Shawn Sellers and a myriad of our special panelists anything you are curious about.

 

2:00 PM            Paranormal Panel w/multiple Topics              Panel Room B

Shawn Sellers, Michelle Sellers & SPR Team                 

Covering dark cases and sharing stories that have been worked by the guest.

 

3:00 PM            Closing Ceremony                                           Panel Room B            

                                                           

OCH Main Stage

 

Friday, May 21st, 2010                                                                                         

 

 

12:30 PM          Cosplay Tutorial w/Ya Ya Han                                                                

 

1:00 PM            Spike Spencer                                                              

 

3:00 PM            Opening of Paranormal Track                                                                 

 

4:30 PM            Otaku Belly Dancing w/ Seraphina                                                                     

 

5:30 PM            Drake School of Irish Dance                                                                   

 

7:00 PM            Cosplay Idol                                                                 

 

9:00 PM            Synical Deliverence                                                                   

 

10:00 PM          Obliviaxe                                                                                                                                                                      

 

11:00 PM          As A Nation Dies                                                                      

 

12:00 AM          Selling Mary                                                                 

 

Saturday, May 22nd

 

10:00 AM          Surviving a Zombie Attack

11:30 AM          Meet Blake Shepard

1:00 PM            Otaku Belly Dancing

2:00 PM            Para Para Panel

3:30 pm            Spike Spencer              

5:00 PM            Hoshi Fashion Show

7:00 PM            Rock Band Tournament

8:00 PM            Electric Attitude

9:00 PM            Pyro Salto

10:00 PM          Magic City Sirens

11:00 PM          The Billy Club

Sunday, May 23rd             

9:00 AM            Air Gear w/Blake           

10:30 AM          Godzilla Panel

12:00 PM          Resident Evil Pane

1:30 pm            Kingdom Hearts Panel

3:00 PM            Filipino Combat Systems of Alabama

4:00 PM            World Yoshukai Karate

5:00 PM            Zac Cook Band

6:00 PM            Portal Dementia

7:30 PM            Lost Viewing Party

OCH Outdoor Stage    

Friday May 21st

12:30 pm           SCA

3:00 PM            World Yoshukai Karate

5:00 PM            Filipino Combat Systems Of Birmingham

9:30 pm            Whirly Girlz 

Saturday May 22nd

10:00 pm           Final Fantasy Discussion

11:00 pm           Drawing Anime 101

12:30 PM          Planning an Anime Con

2:00 PM            Anime: Win, Lose or Draw

4:00 PM            Filipino Combat Systems Of Birmingham

6:00 PM            World Yoshukai Karate

7:00 PM

8:00 PM            Drake School of Irish Dance

9:00 pm            Zac Cook Band

10:00 pm           Portal Dementia

10:30 pm           Sun Ra Tribute

OCH Main Attractions

Saturday May 22nd

3:30pm        Battle of the Horror Icons                         Panel Room A

Daniel Emery Taylor, Jim O’Rear and many other horror icons

Come and see what it takes to make it in the horror industry.

 

5:00 pm   CON*Tourage  80’s Rock Party                      Panel Room A

Join CON*Tourage in the epic party of all time. Come and party like a 80’s rock star.

 

5:30 pm   Art of the Independent Film                         Panel Room B

What does it take to make an Independent film, let’s find out.n

 

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