Geek Out Huntsville: Geek Out Huntsville will present the “Geek State of the City,” outlining all of the geeky events and fun things coming to Huntsville throughout the rest of 2019. We’ll also hold a trivia contest will lots of Geek Out Huntsville swag to give away!
Cosplay for Elders: This panel will include a description of three categories of costumes that are fun and appropriate for elders (50+). Opportunity for: 1) Discussion of issues that arise for older cos-players. 2) Connection with other older cos-players. 3) Sharing ideas for costumes and problem solving.
What it Takes to Be a Youtuber! Ever wanted to know the basics of becoming a Youtuber? This panel will teach you everything you need to know from the best equipment to use such as microphones and cameras. How to make thumbnails and other amazing tips!!!!
Pop Culture Philosophers – Discuss pop culture live with the Pop Culture Philosophers! Join Robbie Billups, Brooks Gibbs, Jelani Bullard and other members of the Excitable Pop Culture Philosophers Crew for a discussion on podcasting, pop culture and comic books!
How Being Asian Got Me in Trouble – Hear the hilarious and exciting behind the scenes story of The Slants, the world’s first all-Asian American dance rock band that took the convention world by storm and ended up in front of the U.S Supreme Court. Learn about the clashes between identity and fandom, what it was like meeting George Takei, and more!
3D Printing and You – Dan Meisner and Jeanette Blasius of SporeHSV.org will discuss what our or organization is about and also some of the most commonly asked questions about 3D printing. Such as, How much do 3D printers cost? How to get into 3D printing on a budget? What are some of the basics of 3D printing? What are some of the challenges involved in 3D printing for cosplay? Or you may have a questions you would like to ask us? What are the best places to find 3D files for props? We will also have a showcase of a few 3D printed props from Ink-Spitter Arts.
Ming Chenis an actor,podcaster,reality televisionpersonality, andwebmasterassociated with Kevin Smith.He co-hosts theI Sell Comics!podcast with Mike Zapcic and also stars in the AMC reality series. Come enjoy some Q&A at the Expo!
Arryn Zech is an American actress best known for her role as Blake Belladonna from RWBY. She also voices the character Dr. Emily Grey in the longest running web-based series, Red vs. Blue. Come ask her questions and hear some of her stories in this entertaining panel.
We all know about Stormtroopers and Darth Vader, but have you heard of Biker Scouts, Imperial Royal Guards, or Armored Cavalry Commanders? The Empire was made up of many kinds of soldiers, and we will present several types of costumes you can find and make to join the 501st Legion. We will discuss how to find costume components and which components can be shared by multiple costumes. We will also explore the skills needed to build specific types of costumes, and how we help one another in the process.
Cosplay is an amazing craft, but it can be intimidating to get started on making the costume of your dreams. How does someone look at a character and decide to make it? The process of planning a costume can seem overwhelming or just like magic, so let’s demystify it! I’ll walk you through my planning process for three costumes at a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level to illustrate the process. Learn how things like reference images, budgets, or just making realistic goals for what you can wear at a convention will help you make a final product that you love wearing!
*There will be a special session on painting miniatures that will take place in the gaming room – this will have a separate fee of $15 which will include everything needed, and will have a miniature of your own that you get to take home when it is finished.
The path from writer to that of a published author often involves determination and preparation. Rather writers use traditional publishers or go the route of self-publishing, their success depends on the strong team they build around them. Learn the challenges that come with publication and how to take your ideas to the next level.
Panelists, include a southern fiction book publisher, editor/publicist, and two award winning published authors. Presented in partnership with SFK Press.
The Boys of Bards & Nobles discuss starting a tabletop campaign with friends, and how to avoid common pitfalls that can sabotage your fun while playing. Lighthearted discussion for both players and dungeon masters, players new to the hobby and seasoned veterans on how to get more out of your tabletop game.