Day: March 12, 2010

MegaCon’s Schedule of Events

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Highlighted in red are the tenative progamming event I am planning to attend/record in either video or audio. Let me know if there is something you like me to ask in your behalf.

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Saturday March 13, 2010

Anime Panels, Videos, Contests and more

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Anime events are running all weekend. See the guide centerfold, pages 18 – 19, for more info.

Room: W224 B, C, D, F, G, H

Paranormal 411: E.V.P., I.T.C., and Dead Air
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

Join ALPHA as they explore the science behind Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) and Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC). In addition, they will world-premiere highlights of their very 1st installment of their DVD series, “Dead Air [LIVE] From the Windsor Hotel”, which follows the professional paranormal investigators as they investigate “One of America’s Top 10 Haunted Hotels”. They will also discuss the 2nd and 3rd installments, now currently in pre-production. “Dead Air” DVD’s will be available for purchase.

Room: 222A

MARVEL COMICS
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

Catch up with your favorite MARVEL Comics creators as they talk about their books, upcoming storylines and have a question and answer session about anything you would like to know more of. Comic book artists: Mike Choi, Sonia Oback, Casey Jones, Mike McKone, Greg Land, Paul Pelletier, Nelson Decastro, Dexter Vines

Room: 222 B

Come one come all, experience the fun of LARP BOFFER COMBAT…
Time: 10:40 AM – 11:30 AM

Everyone is invited to draw a sword, axe or spear and have a go at it with your brother, sister, mother, father, friend, or your local neighborhood orc or troll…Do not miss out so drop by and have a go at it…see you there!

Room: 223

Voice Actor: Chuck Huber
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The voice of Hiei inn Yu Yu Hakusho and Franken Stein in Soul Eater talks!

Room: W224 F,G,H

Celebrating Star Wars
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

Join Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet as he explore the past,the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, the present, the exciting weekly animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars-and the not too distant future, including Star Wars Celebration V and one or two other goodies.

Room: 222 A

Voice Actor: Sonny Strait
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The voice of memorable characters such as Maes Hughes, Krillin, and Arsene Lupin III!

Room: W224 F,G,H

DC NATION
Time: 11:50 AM – 12:40 PM

The DC NATION returns to sunny Florida! We’re always looking for new recruits, so be sure to come on by as SVP- Executive Editor-DCU, Dan DiDio and some of the industry’s top talent give you the inside scoop on all things DC.

Room: 222 B

Voice Actor: Darrel Guilbeau
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Anime and videogame voice actor Darrel Guilbeau discusses his past 6 years in voice acting!

Room: W224 F,G,H

The Art of the Cover
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

What goes into making the ultimate representation of a comic book, the cover? Join the masters of the art form in a panel discussion. Comic book artists: Adam Hughes, Brandon Peterson, Joe Jusko, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke.

Room: 223

“Celebrating Battlestar” with actor Richard Hatch
Time: 12:20 PM – 1:10 PM

Richard shares his 35 year journey from the original BG series to the current re-imagined version. He will be playing his BG trailers and comic reels from the series. Includes Q and A.

Room: 221A

Voice Actress: Cherami Leigh
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Appearing Peach Girl, Soul Eater, and School Rumble has much to share about her experiences as a voice actress.

Room: W224 F,G,H

Everything Star Wars
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join Ray Park, Jeremy Bulloch, Maria de Aragon, Dave Barclay, and Peter Mayhew for a Q & A. Moderated by Lucas Film’s Steve Sansweet

Room: 222 A & B

Skiffytown Story Time, superhero radio drama
Time: 1:10 PM – 2:00 PM

Old time radio brought back for MegaCon: live old time radio broadcast/recording, original story, costumed performers and you the live audience.

Room: 223

From Print to Screen
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Q & A with Kristanna Loken of Painkiller Jane and writer Jimmy Palmiotti. Ask the writer and star what went into the production of Painkiller Jane.

Room:

Voice Actor Neil Kaplan
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Most famous for Starcraft, Digimon and character: Optimus Prime in Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

Room: 224 F,G,H

Arne Starr’s Trailer Park
Time: 2:20 PM – 4:20 PM

Come see all the latest Coming Attractions for all the blockbusters coming out this spring, summer and beyond. Iron Man 2, Clash of the Titans, Kick-Ass, Robin Hood, Prince Of Persia, Jonah Hex, Eclipse, and more, and maybe even a story or two from working in Hollywood from your host, Arne Starr

Room: 222A

Traditional Belly Dancing
Time: 2:20 PM – 3:10 PM

Basic Belly Dance and Movement to Music. This seminar will present basic dance movements that can be used for exercise, entertainment, or for performance in skits.

Room: 223

Independent Filmmaking Panel
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

As part of Megacon’s “Indie Film Expo” program, a panel discussion on filmmaking will be hosted by “Students of the Unusual” publisher Terry Cronin. This will feature guest filmmakers and actors including guests Patrick Algermissen, Lear Bunda, Pat Martin, Brian Pulido, Steven Shea, Todd Thompson, and Bill Williams(FMPTA). Other surprise celebrity guests and filmmakers are expected. Cronin relates that “this is a unique opportunity to meet and discuss independent filmmaking with the filmmakers themselves.”

Room: 222 B

Clone Wars
Time: 2:40 PM – 3:30 PM

Join the multi talented voice actors and special effects superstars Matt Wood and David Acord as they discuss everything Clone Wars.

Room: 221A

Learn how to draw your favorite Star Wars characters
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM

With artists from a galaxy far, far away!! Star Wars sketch-card artists Jason Sobol, Rhi Owens, and James “Bukshot” Bukauskas will show you the steps to drawing some of the popular characters from the Star Wars series. Each will show the techniques they use to create Jedi, Clone Troopers, and many others! May the Force be with you!” sponsored by Red Eye Talent, Inc.

Room: 223

Q & A with Nichelle Nichols
Time: 3:40 PM – 4:30 PM

Meet the original cast member from the TV series Star Trek as she discusses and answers questions about her vast career.

Room: 222B

Costuming Your Own Character
Time: 3:50 PM – 4:40 PM

Skiffytown and friends will help you with their trials and tribulations in costuming your own character or one you really like.

Room: 221A

Anime Costume Contest – Hosted by Anime Sushi
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

This is MegaCon’s 10th annual contest. Whether you’re a contestant or not, you won’t want to miss over 200 contestants compete for prizes.

Room: W224 F-H

Never seen a live bellydance performance?
Time: 4:40 PM – 5:30 PM

Join Florida Tribal Dance for their 3rd year at MegaCon for a fun and spirited Tribal Bellydance Performance! A performance sure to please all!

Room: 223

The Tenant Monster/Horror Trailer
Time: 4:40 PM – 5:30 PM

If you like Horror Films you won’t want to miss this panel. The Tenant is a monster / horror movie featuring Michael Berryman, Bill Cobbs, J LaRose, and Randy Molnar, filmed in Orlando! This panel will feature an extended trailer followed by a Q&A with some of the actors.

Room: 222A

Writing Genre Comics
Time: 4:50 PM – 5:40 PM

Forget superheroes this is a panel featuring the best the industry has as they talk about what it takes to write good solid crime, westerns, historical, horror science fiction and many more genres. Featuring: Darwyn Cooke, Chuck Dixon, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian Pulido, Billy Tucci, Marv Wolfman and Justin Gray

Room: 222B

Central Oklahoma Ghostbusters proudly present GBTV’s “Comedy Safety Seminar”-
Time: 5:50 PM – 6:40 PM

You’ve spent your grandmother’s inheritance on a new station house, a useable Ecto, and franchise rights for your own Ghostbuster business. Now learn how to keep yourself and your fellow Ghostbusters safe with our Comedy Safety Seminar* featuring newly unearthed Ghostbuster Television educational** film reels, slideshows and video tapes PLUS the featurette “GBTV’s Guide to a Safe Con”.

Room: 221A

MegaCon Universal Costume Contest – Win Prizes
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Categories are: Movie Character, Super Hero/Villain, Star Wars, Video Gaming Character, Children (age 0 – 12), Judges Favorite, Other How to enter: You must fill out a registration form at the show. Registration forms are available at booth numbers 1130 & 1132 (501st Rebel Legion booth) Bring the form to Room 222 by 5:45 to get lined up in your specific category. Please note: only 100 applications will be given out. They will be given on a first come first serve basis.

Room: 222

Hamlet: Electric Boogaloo!
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Beautiful cheerleaders in boots and corsets, wild musical parodies, and spontaneously combustible comedy! Willie’s Wenches bring you mad-capped teenage sci-fi hi-jinx and more fun than a barrel of Ewoks on Red Bull! From Shakespeare to Star Wars, we want YOU in the front row for fun! Join us (18 yoa min) for this 45 minute racey romp through Craplandia (aka Denmark) complete with dirty Disney parodies and special guest star Cthulhu puppet!

Room: 222B

CYBERIA Dance Party Hosted by Anime Sushi
Time: 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM

A high energy Anime themed techno dance with the freshest music from Japan and Europe – As always FREE to con attendees!! Wristband required

Room: W224 F-H

A Long Time Ago… Star Wars: The Eighties Strike Back; Picture Show Edition!
Time: 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Come join a shadow cast in singing along to the show of an Eighties themed musical set in the Star Wars Trilogy.

Room: 222 B