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Presentation Name Age Restriction Brief Description Type Building Room Day Start Time End Time
Vendor Hall & Artist Alley All Ages Browse, shop and learn from our incredible selection of geeky vendors and amazing artists! Stop by the food trucks on your way in! VENDORS 156 156 FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Anime Match Game 13+ Learn about characterization in Cosplay and LARP, focusing on how to build a believable Hero. ANIME 152 121 FRI 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Anime Room All Ages Watch your favorites, live-streamed from Crunchyroll. Your one-stop Anime shop for meeting new friends, buying souvenirs and entering the drawing contest. ANIME 152 124 FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Anime Drawing Contest Registration All Ages Register for our anime art contests here! ANIME 152 124 FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
GeekFest Comic Jam All Ages GeekFest attendees can contribute to a collaborative comic book by drawing a panel during the festival. We will take pre-orders for the comic book and mail the final product as a lasting memento. COMICS/SUPERHEROES 152 Artist Alley FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Costume Contest Registration All Ages Register for our costume contests here! COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 244 FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Cosplay Meetup Room All Ages Show off your cosplay, meet up with your friends! (Closed during costume contest) COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 244 FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sci Fi Shorts All Ages Experience sci-fi in a way that many people don't. Short sci fi films have the impact and the great stories we love in larger productions. Check out these modern classics with Fred and the planetarium gang! ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME FRI 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
LAN and Console Gaming Tournaments All Ages Join LANSharx Gaming Center and NerdLife for the annual GeekFest LAN and Console Tournaments. Compete in League of Legends, Diablo 3, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros, and many more. These events require registration so sign up early. GAMING 106 130 FRI 6:00 PM MIDNIGHT
Retro Game Tournaments All Ages Are you a fan of the good 'ole days of gaming? Stop by room 131 and try your hand at some nostalgic game tournaments like; Mike Tyson's Punchout, Megaman 4, and Mario Kart 64. GAMING 106 130 FRI 6:00 PM MIDNIGHT
Retro Gaming Room All Ages Are you in the mood to relive the 80's and 90's? Come by the retro room for all the old school gaming you can handle. We will have multiple consoles for everyone to play including NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and more. GAMING 106 131 FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
SCA Demos All Ages SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) Fighting and fun in the Middle Ages. Visit group for info and performance times. HISTORICAL REINACTMENT OUTDOOR DEMO AREA OUTSIDE-TABLE INSIDE? FRI 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Mystic Crossroads LARP 13+ Come be part of the local town of Trader's Crossing in this player driven LARP. What happens in a player driven LARP? The plot is created as the game itself is played. If you have never played in a LARP before this is an excellent time to try it out. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING 152 138 FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Interactive dungeon of Rakus 13+ We will build the interactive dungeon of Rakus. It is the chance for souls to prove they are heroic enough to return to the world of the living. We will create a fantasy dungeon for the attendees to adventure through. Traps, combat(foam weapons), roleplay, and puzzles will prove who has what it takes.) LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING OUTDOOR DEMO AREA 118 FRI 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Amtgard All Ages Learn about Amtgard, a world-wide organization dedicated to medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation using padded weapons, fantasy and authentic clothing, and imagination to immerse players in a world of heroic combat, quests, crafts, and more. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING OUTDOOR DEMO AREA - FRI 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator 7+ with parent Ever wonder what it would be like to step onto the bridge of a starship? Come try your hand at the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator! Join the adventure as the Science, Weapons, Engineering, or Comms Officer or bring your friends and fill all the crew slots and choose your captain! OTHER 152 144 FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Pathfinder Open Play All Ages The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! TABLETOP GAMING 152 107 FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Open Play All Ages Dungeons and Dragons was the first fantasy roleplaying game, and D&D has grown to include many new ways to vividly experience worlds of heroic fantasy. The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more. TABLETOP GAMING 152 109 FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
The Wyvernwood 13+ A fantasy RPG utilizing a card-based system as opposed to a dice-based system. TABLETOP GAMING 152 118 FRI 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
TCG and Board Games and Merchandise All Ages Demos: Weiss Schwarz and Luck & Logic; Fantasy Battles - Kings of War / Star Wars: X-Wing / Star Wars: Armada; Free Miniature Painting / Paint and Take!!! Smash Brothers and other games with TV's available for people that want to bring their own console to play. Items/Products available for sale include but not limited to: Anime / Manga, Collectible Card Games, Miniature Games, Board Games TABLETOP GAMING 152 113&114 FRI 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
COMBINED VIP MEET & GREET/Q&A PANEL VIP ONLY COMBINED VIP MEET & GREET/Q&A PANEL VIP 152 101 FRI 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
DIY Armor All Ages Lecture on methods and materials for making costume armor and armor accessories. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 246 FRI 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
The Cantina All Ages The Cantina Room returns! Step inside to experience a club atmosphere with music and lights featuring "Masters in the Mix" DJ. Dance to your faves! ENTERTAINMENT 152 123 FRI 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
D Day 13+ June 6, 1944: The largest allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. For the first time ever on giant screens, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" provides a new perspective to audiences of all ages of this monumental event that changed the world. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom... A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude. ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME FRI 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Collecting Retro Games All Ages Need to know how to start your retro game collection? This presentation will provide helpful hints on how and where to find them. GAMING 106 131 FRI 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Harry Potter Yule Ball All Ages Harry Potter and cosplay fans are cordially invited to attend the Hogwarts Yule Ball! Wear costumes, formals, or jeans and t-shirts for an evening of music, magic, and fun! Put your name in the Goblet of Fire for your chance to be the King or Queen of the Ball! HARRY POTTER 106 201 FRI 7:00 PM 9:30 PM
Wandlore - A Complex and Mysterious Magic All Ages A detailed discussion about wands and their mysterious properties. Discussion is best for ages 10 and older, many of the topics are advanced for small children HARRY POTTER 106 201 FRI 7:00 PM 7:30 PM
How To Get Your Art Out There! A Young Artist's Guide To Get Started All Ages This program will help introduce young artists how to present their new art or comics on a more professional level. Christopher McGowan will share experiences and do's and don'ts. At the end of the program, a fun tutorial activity will show the audience how to draw their very own Pigeon in the style of my online comic, "Pigeon Comics." COMICS/SUPERHEROES 152 141 FRI 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
Cosplay 101 All Ages A Q/A covering topics such as: Creating Closet Cosplays, Cosplaying for the First Time, Posing for Cosplay Photos, Getting into Character, and What do Judges Look for in Contests. After a brief introduction to the topic, Revington Deschain, a professional actor and cosplayer, will answer specific questions from the audience. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 246 FRI 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
Costume 101 All Ages Basics of choosing a character and where to begin COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 FRI 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
Labyrinth PG Labyrinth is a 1986 adventure musical fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film revolves around 16-year-old Sarah's (Jennifer Connelly) quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie). With the exception of Bowie and Connelly, most of the significant characters in the film are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME FRI 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
Q&A All Ages Your chance to ask Christopher Reed about his roles in movies and on TV. GUEST 152 101 FRI 8:00 PM 8:30 PM
Journey of becoming an Impactful Filmmaker All Ages Preston Corbell will share his journey and insights into how to make impactful films. GUEST 152 102 FRI 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
The Asylum 13+ A horror/sandbox RPG that takes place on the grounds of an old asylum called Hickory Hill. TABLETOP GAMING 152 118 FRI 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
Q & A All Ages Tim Taylor will take fan questions regarding his roles in different TV Shows and Movies GUEST 152 101 FRI 8:30 PM 9:00 PM
Intro to Cosplay Contest All Ages What to expect in a standard costume contest. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 FRI 9:00 PM 10:00 PM
Dance and Rave Culture 13+ Like Electronic Dance Music, dance parties, and nightlife, but not sure where to go? The Hau5 of Hakubi shares their experiences of the dance music scene and what you can do to be a part of it; as well as, learn to organize your own dance events, maintaining a safe rave environment, and practicing peace, love, unity, and respect among your fellow PLURfriends. GUEST 152 101 FRI 9:00 PM 10:00 PM
Comic Book Art All Ages Learn the nuts and bolts of comic book art from Last Sentry Comics. GUEST 152 102 FRI 9:00 PM 10:00 PM
Cards Against Humanity Tournament 18+ Calling all horrible people! Play the party game that rewards your sick sense of humor and encourages you to be politically incorrect. We will be hosting a group tournament, complete with prizes and lots of awkwardness. OTHER 152 121 FRI 9:00 PM 10:30 PM
Nature's Guardians All Ages Learn about conservation from the author of the Nature’s Guardians series, a collection of novels told from the perspective of animals. From childhood to adulthood, follow along on their struggles for life in a harsh and competitive world. This series highlights real-life struggles of wildlife and teaches children about animals by seeing through their eyes. OTHER 152 141 FRI 9:00 PM 10:00 PM
Vendor Hall & Artist Alley All Ages Browse, shop and learn from our incredible selection of geeky vendors and amazing artists! Stop by the food trucks on your way in! VENDORS 156 156 SAT 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Anime Room All Ages Watch your favorites, live-streamed from Crunchyroll. Your one-stop Anime shop for meeting new friends, buying souvenirs and entering the drawing contest. ANIME 152 124 SAT 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Anime Drawing Contest Registration All Ages Register for our anime art contests here! ANIME 152 124 SAT 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Costume Contest Registration All Ages Register for our costume contests here! COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 244 SAT 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Cosplay Meetup Room All Ages Show off your cosplay, meet up with your friends and #CTCGeekfest! (Closed during costume contest) COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 244 SAT 10:00 AM 10:00 PM
Space Laser all ages In "Space Laser," we've collected some of our favorite space and science-themed laser show songs into one big hilarious show. It has a little something for everybody with artists such as Will Smith, "Weird" Al Yankovich, U2, Journey and the B52's. So all you sci-fi lovers and space cadets now have your very own list of song hits. ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME SAT 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
LAN and Console Gaming Tournaments All Ages Join LANSharx Gaming Center and NerdLife for the annual GeekFest LAN and Console Tournaments. Compete in League of Legends, Diablo 3, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros, and many more. These events require registration so sign up early. GAMING 106 130 SAT 10:00 AM MIDNIGHT
Retro Game Tournaments All Ages Are you a fan of the good 'ole days of gaming? Stop by room 131 and try your hand at some nostalgic game tournaments like; Mike Tyson's Punchout, Megaman 4, and Mario Kart 64. GAMING 106 130 SAT 10:00 AM MIDNIGHT
Retro Gaming Room All Ages Are you in the mood to relive the 80's and 90's? Come by the retro room for all the old school gaming you can handle. We will have multiple consoles for everyone to play including NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and more. GAMING 106 131 SAT 10:00 AM MIDNIGHT
SCA Demos All Ages SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) Fighting and fun in the Middle Ages. Visit group for info and performance times. HISTORICAL REINACTMENT OUTDOOR DEMO AREA OUTSIDE-TABLE INSIDE? SAT 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Mystic Crossroads LARP 13+ Come be part of the local town of Trader's Crossing in this player driven LARP. What happens in a player driven LARP? The plot is created as the game itself is played. If you have never played in a LARP before this is an excellent time to try it out. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING 152 118 SAT 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Interactive dungeon of Rakus 13+ We will build the interactive dungeon of Rakus. It is the chance for souls to prove they are heroic enough to return to the world of the living. We will create a fantasy dungeon for the attendees to adventure through. Traps, combat(foam weapons), roleplay, and puzzles will prove who has what it takes.) LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING OUTDOOR DEMO AREA 118 SAT 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Amtgard All Ages Learn about Amtgard, a world-wide organization dedicated to medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation using padded weapons, fantasy and authentic clothing, and imagination to immerse players in a world of heroic combat, quests, crafts, and more. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING OUTDOOR DEMO AREA - SAT 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Robotics Demonstrations All ages Shadetree Mechanics is back this year to demonstrate their incredible machines! OTHER 152 138 SAT 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator 7+ with parent Ever wonder what it would be like to step onto the bridge of a starship? Come try your hand at the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator! Join the adventure as the Science, Weapons, Engineering, or Comms Officer or bring your friends and fill all the crew slots and choose your captain! OTHER 152 144 SAT 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
TCG and Board Games and Merchandise All Ages Demos: Cardfight!! Vanguard and Magic: The Gathering; Warhammer 40k / Star Wars: X-Wing / Star Wars: Armada; Free Miniature Painting / Paint and Take!!! Smash Brothers and other games with TV's available for people that want to bring their own console to play. Items/Products available for sale include but not limited to: Anime / Manga, Collectible Card Games, Miniature Games, Board Games TABLETOP GAMING 152 113&114 SAT 10:00 AM MIDNIGHT
Cake Contest Display Open All Ages Come see the incredible works of art entered in our cake contest! CONTEST 152 127 SAT 11:00 AM 2:00 PM
VIP Meet & Greet VIP ONLY VIP Meet & Greet VIP 152 102 SAT 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
Cake Contest Judging All Ages Our judges will be evaluating the cake contest entries. CONTEST 152 127 SAT 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Laser Guitar Hero all ages Prepare your senses for you are about to experience an audio-visual onslaught of intense laser light set to today’s hottest streaming hits. From synth pop heavies Lady Gaga and Daft Punk to alt-rockin’ Bastille and Grouplove, this show has it all. So sit back and let the laser show do the work! ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME SAT 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Journey of becoming an Impactful Filmmaker All Ages Preston Corbell will share his journey and insights into how to make impactful films. GUEST 152 102 SAT 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
VIP Meet & Greet VIP ONLY VIP Meet & Greet VIP 152 102 SAT 8:00 PM 8:30 PM
Fantastic Beasts All Ages Test your knowledge of magical creatures by taking the Creatures Quiz. Then watch the trailers for the movie adaptation of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them due out in theaters in November. We’ll discuss the story, our new hero Newt Scamander, the introduction of the American wizarding world, and other things we hope to see. HARRY POTTER 152 136 SAT 11:00 AM -
GeekFest Comic Jam All Ages GeekFest attendees can contribute to a collaborative comic book by drawing a panel during the festival. We will take pre-orders for the comic book and mail the final product as a lasting memento. COMICS/SUPERHEROES 152 Artist Alley SAT 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
The Modern Mandalorian: Costuming Requirements for the MMCC All Ages How to make "show quality" costumes. COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 246 SAT 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Cosplay on a Budget All Ages How to build a cosplay for under $100. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
The Cantina All Ages The Cantina Room returns! Step inside to experience a club atmosphere with music and lights featuring "Masters in the Mix" DJ. Dance to your faves! ENTERTAINMENT 152 123 SAT 12:00 PM 10:00 PM
Space Park Infinity all ages Experience an amusement park with its rides placed throughout the solar system. It's an "E Ticket Ride" of astronomical proportions! Even if you're a theme park ride afficionado, you'll marvel at the scale of these monumental rides... set on such amazing out-of-this-world locations. ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME SAT 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
No Budget Filmmaking All Ages Preston Corbell describes the ups and downs of no budget film making. GUEST 152 102 SAT 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
The Hero's Journey and Byronic Hero in Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings and Beyond 13+ What does it mean to be a hero? This highly-interactive presentation will attempt to provide the answer while connecting Joseph's Campbell's "Hero's Journey"/monomyth motif and Lord Byron's "Byronic Hero" template with characters and events in Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, and more. HARRY POTTER 152 136 SAT 12:00 PM -
Hogwarts Common Room All Ages Drop by the Hogwarts Common Room for crafts, music, Harry Potter discussion, divination, and more! Try on costumes, take pictures, or just relax with some Harry Potter inspired coloring. You might even catch author and adventurer Gilderoy Lockhart for an autograph! Check out America’s Wizarding School to find out more about their Magic Houses. HARRY POTTER 152 137 SAT 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Interactive dungeon of Rakus 13+ We will build the interactive dungeon of Rakus. It is the chance for souls to prove they are heroic enough to return to the world of the living. We will create a fantasy dungeon for the attendees to adventure through. Traps, combat(foam weapons), roleplay, and puzzles will prove who has what it takes.) LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING 152 118 SAT 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
Interactive dungeon of Rakus 13+ We will build the interactive dungeon of Rakus. It is the chance for souls to prove they are heroic enough to return to the world of the living. We will create a fantasy dungeon for the attendees to adventure through. Traps, combat(foam weapons), roleplay, and puzzles will prove who has what it takes.) LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING OUTDOOR DEMO AREA 118 SAT 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
Aes: Brass Revolution All Ages Play the newest steampunk RPG, Aes: Brass Revolution! Exploration, heroism, and discovery are at the core, with a system that focuses on both combat and social savoir-faire. Character creation is as simple as choosing what you want to do with unlimited variations! Aes's crafting system is designed to keep makers in the action rather than the sidelines. Make your world! TABLETOP GAMING 152 107 SAT 12:00 PM 7:00 PM
Pathfinder Open Play All Ages The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! TABLETOP GAMING 152 107 SAT 12:00 PM MIDNIGHT
Dungeons & Dragons Open Play All Ages Dungeons and Dragons was the first fantasy roleplaying game, and D&D has grown to include many new ways to vividly experience worlds of heroic fantasy. The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more. TABLETOP GAMING 152 109 SAT 12:00 PM MIDNIGHT
Cosplay Etiquette All Ages How to act in cosplay and some basic etiquette on how to handle all situations. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 12:30 PM 1:00 PM
Whimsical Wands All Ages Wands choose the Witch or Wizard – not the other way around! Find out which wand is right for you. Take the time to even make your own! HARRY POTTER 152 137 SAT 12:30 PM -
Building Original Characters All Ages How to build your very own character backstories from concept to finish. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
SCA Dance Guild All Ages Performance by the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) Dance Guild. ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME SAT 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Star Trek Trivia Contest All Ages A trivia contest for all things Star Trek. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. FANDOM 152 121 SAT 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Collectible Toy and Game Swap Meet All Ages Do you collect toys, video games, board games, trading cards, or memorabilia? Join us at the Collectible Toy and Game Swap Meet hosted my NerdLife (http://nerdlifetx.com). Everyone is welcome but space is limited, so show up early. GAMING 106 117 SAT 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Trivia with O'Brien's Orchestra! NONE Join Austin's Rocky Horror Shadowcast for a trivia session covering all things geek, and of course, Rocky Horror. Trivia teams of 3 to 5 will compete in an 8 round trivia session for bragging rights, entries in the Rocky Horror Raffle, and a super sweet surprise! GUEST 152 101 SAT 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Earn Your Potions: Mark: O.W.L. Potions Class All Ages Can you pass your Potions Ordinary Wizarding Levels (O.W.L) exam? Take a written exam to test your knowledge of the subtle science and exact art that is potion-making. Then take a hands-on test and whip up a potion. Will you get an E for Exceeds Expectations or a D for Dreadful? HARRY POTTER 152 136 SAT 1:00 PM -
Wand and Spell Practice All Ages Magic is DANGEROUS! Learn to wield your wand correctly and pronounce your spells exactly for the best results! HARRY POTTER 152 137 SAT 1:00 PM -
Wandlore - A Complex and Mysterious Magic 10+ A detailed discussion about wands and their mysterious properties. Discussion is best for ages 10 and older, many of the topics are advanced for small children HARRY POTTER 152 141 SAT 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Costumes 102 All Ages Taking the next step of costumes from fabric choices to LEDS. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
Fairy Tail Grand Magic Games (Scavenger Hunt) 13+ 3 teams must use clues to find the mythical Celestial Keys in paper form. Trivia will involve questions from Fairy Tail, games, and riddles to obtain the keys. ANIME 152 121 SAT 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
How To Get Your Art Out There! A Young Artist's Guide To Get Started All Ages This program will help introduce young artists how to present their new art or comics on a more professional level. Christopher McGowan will share experiences and do's and don'ts. At the end of the program, a fun tutorial activity will show the audience how to draw their very own Pigeon in the style of my online comic, "Pigeon Comics." COMICS/SUPERHEROES 152 141 SAT 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Cake Contest Winners Announced All Ages Don't miss the announcement of the winners of the cake contest! CONTEST 152 127 SAT 2:00 PM 2:30 PM
Cosplay 101 All Ages A Q/A covering topics such as: Creating Closet Cosplays, Cosplaying for the First Time, Posing for Cosplay Photos, Getting into Character, and What do Judges Look for in Contests. After a brief introduction to the topic, Revington Deschain, a professional actor and cosplayer, will answer specific questions from the audience. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 246 SAT 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Costumes 101 All Ages The basics of choosing a character and where to begin COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 2:00 PM 2:30 PM
Wrestling for Markies 13+ Professional wrestling (known in Japan as puroresu), is definitely real...just not the kind of real that believing fans (known as marks) think. Know the inside and outs of the professional wrestling industry and learn a new way to watch sports entertainment. GUEST 152 101 SAT 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Ravenclaw Jeopardy All Ages Sign-up starts at 12:30 pm on Saturday in the Hogwarts Common Room (Planetarium Room 136) and House Rounds are held from 2pm to 3pm. You must be present to participate. Winners must be available for the finale at 4pm. HARRY POTTER 152 102 SAT 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Slytherin Jeopardy All Ages Sign-up starts at 12:30 pm on Saturday in the Hogwarts Common Room (Planetarium Room 136) and House Rounds are held from 2pm to 3pm. You must be present to participate. Winners must be available for the finale at 4pm. HARRY POTTER 152 102 SAT 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Griffindor Jeopardy All Ages Sign-up starts at 12:30 pm on Saturday in the Hogwarts Common Room (Planetarium Room 136) and House Rounds are held from 2pm to 3pm. You must be present to participate. Winners must be available for the finale at 4pm. HARRY POTTER 152 136 SAT 2:00 PM -
Readings from "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and other Harry Potter Books All Ages A new installment in the Harry Potter saga is out! Sit back and enjoy or join in yourself for dramatic readings from the new play and several of the previous Harry Potter books! HARRY POTTER 152 137 SAT 2:00 PM -
Mystic Crossroads LARP 13+ Come be part of the local town of Trader's Crossing in this player driven LARP. What happens in a player driven LARP? The plot is created as the game itself is played. If you have never played in a LARP before this is an excellent time to try it out. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING 152 118 SAT 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Robin: The Web Series All Ages Tim Drak as Robin in his adventures with Batman, Nightwing, and Oracle as they attempt to keep Gotham City safe from a mysterious underground force attempting to take over the city. Along the way Robin has to balance his personal life as well as his crime fighting duties, including dealing with a brand new vigilante showing their face in Gotham, the Spoiler. ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME SAT 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Interactive dungeon of Rakus 13+ We will build the interactive dungeon of Rakus. It is the chance for souls to prove they are heroic enough to return to the world of the living. We will create a fantasy dungeon for the attendees to adventure through. Traps, combat(foam weapons), roleplay, and puzzles will prove who has what it takes.) LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING OUTDOOR DEMO AREA 118 SAT 2:00 PM 8:00 PM
Corset 101 All Ages Corset Care, Lacing, Washing and Building COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
Hufflepuff Jeopardy All Ages Sign-up starts at 12:30 pm on Saturday in the Hogwarts Common Room (Planetarium Room 136) and House Rounds are held from 2pm to 3pm. You must be present to participate. Winners must be available for the finale at 4pm. HARRY POTTER 152 136 SAT 2:30 PM -
Intro to Computer Animation by Marlena Martin All Ages Participants will learn the basic principles of animation. Including traditional, stop motion and 3D animation. COMICS/SUPERHEROES 152 141 SAT 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Steampunk on a budget - Props All Ages Do you love Steampunk but can't afford to spend a small fortune to cosplay it? Award winning costume designer Shannon L. Arrant will show you how to create amazing Steampunk props necessary to complete your costume, using every day items! COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 246 SAT 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Big Costumes All Ages Making larger costumes , working with stilts and handlers COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
Star Wars Trivia Game Show All Ages We will be hosting a Star Wars based trivia contest and giving prizes out to the winners. FANDOM 152 121 SAT 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Q&A All Ages Gabrielle Faust will take fan questions regarding her books. GUEST 152 102 SAT 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
American Wizardry All Ages Author J.K. Rowling has revealed coveted information regarding Ilvermorny, the American School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn more about the secret school, its history, and its houses. HARRY POTTER 152 136 SAT 3:00 PM -
Mystic Crossroads LARP 13+ Come be part of the local town of Trader's Crossing in this player driven LARP. What happens in a player driven LARP? The plot is created as the game itself is played. If you have never played in a LARP before this is an excellent time to try it out. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING 152 118 SAT 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Beginner Leather Working All Ages Beginner Leather Working Workshop participants walk away with bracelet COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
Intro to DJing and EDM 13+ Sephi Hakubi teaches the basics of DJing for those interested in pursuing a career on the decks: going over basic controls, song structure, beat matching, cueing, and sound design. Furthermore, Sephi will touch briefly on the most popular EDM genres and how to create that epic mix. GUEST 152 101 SAT 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Build A Beast All Ages Kids drop into the Hogwarts Common Room to make your own magical, mystical, or even creepy creations out of household items. HARRY POTTER 152 137 SAT 3:30 PM -
Costume Q and A with Superheroes All Ages Families can bring in the children and interview Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Black Widow, Hawk Eye and more on their costumes! We'll even be happy to share information on what fans can do to build replicas. COMICS/SUPERHEROES 152 141 SAT 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Costume Wings All Ages How to make different styles of wings COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
The Power of the Force: Negotiating Galactic Politics in The Force Awakens 13+ What, exactly, is the power of the Force? It can make the power of a killer space station seem insignificant, a comparison that highlights the violent and destructive qualities of the Force. At the same time, life creates it and makes it grow; its power binds the galaxy together. Which of these meanings do we mean when we talk about the "power of the Force?" In this investigation, two erstwhile scholars will approach the ideological implications of the Force as a form of "biopower" and try to understand its relationship to the complex political histories of the Old Republic, Empire, and New Republic. We will then investigate how the various articulations of power in these three political systems impacts The Force Awakens, and suggest some possibilities of how “the Force as biopower” might impact the Star Wars universe." FANDOM 152 121 SAT 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Collecting Retro Games All Ages Need to know how to start your retro game collection? This presentation will provide helpful hints on how and where to find them. GAMING 106 131 SAT 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A Literary Perspective All Ages Does J.K. Rowling's newest installment in the Harry Potter series fi within her already well-defined world? How do the new characters change the dynamic of this saga? Why choose to offer this story as a stage play? Discuss the literary merits of this already contentious book and compare it to others in the series. HARRY POTTER 152 136 SAT 4:00 PM -
Whimsical Wands All Ages Wands choose the Witch or Wizard – not the other way around! Find out which wand is right for you. Take the time to even make your own! HARRY POTTER 152 137 SAT 4:00 PM -
Harry Potter Jeopardy (finals) All Ages Finale from Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw House Elimination Rounds. Watch the winners battle in the dome. HARRY POTTER 152 DOME SAT 4:00 PM -
Beyond the Table - Getting the most out of your tabletop game All Ages A panel discussing the various kinds of tabletop players and how they can work together to get the most of their tabletop campaign both in and out of game. Tips on how to avoid the kinds of out of character drama that tends to destroy tabletop games will also be discussed. TABLETOP GAMING 152 118 SAT 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
Props 101 All Ages Basic props, and where to find items to build them COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
Wand and Spell Practice All Ages Magic is DANGEROUS! Learn to wield your wand correctly and pronounce your spells exactly for the best results! HARRY POTTER 152 137 SAT 4:30 PM -
Beyond the Table - Crafting a fascinating tabletop campaign All Ages A panel for tabletop GMs discussing what makes a campaign interesting for both GMs and players alike. How to tips will also be included. TABLETOP GAMING 152 118 SAT 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
So You Wanna Work The Convention Circuit? All Ages Convention stories from different perspectives. COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Doctor Who Screenings All Ages Doctor Who Screenings FANDOM 152 127 SAT 5:00 PM 11:00 PM
Q & A All Ages Tim Taylor will take fan questions regarding his roles in different TV Shows and Movies GUEST 152 101 SAT 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Houses of Hogwarts All Ages If you lived in England, you might go to schools with Houses. Let’s learn about the foundation for the House concept in the Harry Potter series, then discuss the characteristics of each of the Hogwarts Houses. Where do you fit? Then take a fun test to see what house you get and whether you agree or not. HARRY POTTER 152 136 SAT 5:00 PM -
Screw the intent cats, let's make something fun All Ages In a day and age of Internet stardom, how do you make a name for yourself and make something worth while that people will enjoy watching? OTHER 152 102 SAT 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
How to self-publish your own book All Ages Learn about self-publishing: the pros, the cons, the writing, the editing, options for self-publishing, and a little bit on marketing. OTHER 152 141 SAT 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Master Your Universe - How to create compelling settings for tabletop GMs All Ages A panel discussing the many things a GM must consider when creating their own setting. Includes tips on how to find inspiration in order to create unique worlds and how to create setting elements quickly. TABLETOP GAMING 152 118 SAT 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Con Etiquette All Ages How to properly do a con CONVENTIONS 152 248 SAT 5:30 PM 6:00 PM
What's Up?: Harry Potter Trivia for Serious Wizards All Ages Glory and snacks are on the line! How much do you know about the world of Harry Potter books? Can you stump the presenters and other attendees with your own Harry Potter Trivia? HARRY POTTER 152 137 SAT 5:30 PM -
How to play a villain 13+ Learn the ins and outs of playing a villain in a player vs player game. TABLETOP GAMING 152 118 SAT 5:30 PM 7:00 PM
Anime Match Game 13+ Two Contestants will have to fill in the blank of a sentence centered around anime culture. The Panelists must match with a contestant’s answer in order for the contestant to earn a point. Note: Panelists that participate MUST answer the questions in character. ANIME 152 121 SAT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Corset Panel All Ages Corset Care, Lacing, Washing, Building COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 6:00 PM 6:30 PM
Costume Contest ll ages Come see the talented cosplayers of Geekfest strut their stuff! Both adult and kids costumes will be featured. ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME SAT 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Unconventional Conventionists: A cosplay panel 16+ An in character cosplay panel with Austin's Rocky Horror Shadowcast! 40 minute live panel with Rocky Horror cast members with a Q&A at the end. GUEST 152 101 SAT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Comic Book Art All Ages Learn the nuts and bolts of comic book art from Last Sentry Comics. GUEST 152 102 SAT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Drawn in 60 Minutes All Ages I will guide the audience through drawing a hot rod truck mode version of the well loved 1980's Transformers character, Optimus Prime! We will provide pencils and paper, to encourage the audience to draw along! ILLUSTRATION 152 141 SAT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Hidden Pocket Workshop All Ages We will help you build a hidden pocket for your cosplay. If you have your own sewing machine feel free to bring it along. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Cosplay Photography All Ages How to shoot costumes, selecting locations, and photoshop. Go behind the scenes of epic photoshoots and how to get the perfect shot. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 7:00 PM 7:30 PM
Ponyville vs. Cloudsdale All Ages Which is better Ponyville or Cloudsdale?! The question will finally be answered in a fashion Twilight would approve of: TRIVIA QUESTIONS!! Join one of the two teams competing in this My Little Pony trivia based competition to not only decide which town is better but to also WIN PRIZES!!! FANDOM 152 121 SAT 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
Last Sentry Comic Books Company & Projects All Ages Find out what Last Sentry Comics is all about and what projects they have been working on. GUEST 152 102 SAT 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Special effects for larp on a shoestring budget 13+ Learn how to make special effects for LARPing at little or no cost. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING 152 118 SAT 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
No budget? No problem! - How to make a film for little to no money All Ages Tips on how to produce a film or web series with little to no budget. This panel will discuss everything from pre to post production. OTHER 152 141 SAT 7:00 PM 7:30 PM
Steampunk on a budget - Costuming All Ages Do you love Steampunk but can't afford to spend a small fortune to cosplay it? Award winning costume designer Shannon L. Arrant will show you how to create amazing Steampunk looks for less than $50 per costume! COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 246 SAT 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Duct Tape Double Workshop All Ages Come join us for building your own duct tape double dress form. Please bring a shirt 2 times larger than what you usually wear that you dont mind tearing up. Duct Tape will be provided until supplies last. Typically uses 3 rolls. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 7:30 PM 8:00 PM
Play in the Dark All Ages Dark Steampunk, and even darker characters. COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 8:00 PM 8:30 PM
Sci Fi Shorts All Ages Experience sci-fi in a way that many people don't. Short sci fi films have the impact and the great stories we love in larger productions. Check out these modern classics with Fred and the planetarium gang! ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME SAT 8:00 PM 8:30 PM
Improv 18+ Your chance to Improv with a pro! Chris will host this special workshop--entrance will be limited to the first 20 guests! Register and pay online. GUEST 152 101 SAT 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
Make Up 101 All Ages FX, Beauty, Gore, Oh My! Come along and we will get you started. COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 8:30 PM 9:00 PM
Characterization in Cosplay and Larp 13+ Learn about characterization in Cosplay and LARP, focusing on how to build a believable Hero. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING 152 118 SAT 8:30 PM 10:00 PM
Cards Against Humanity Tournament 18+ Calling all horrible people! Play the party game that rewards your sick sense of humor and encourages you to be politically incorrect. We will be hosting a group tournament, complete with prizes and lots of awkwardness. OTHER 152 121 SAT 8:30 PM 10:00 PM
Blood Effects All Ages How to choose the gore effect for your needs. Intro to different types of gore and application process. COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 9:00 PM 9:39 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show By O'Brien's Orchestra 13+ O'Brien's Orchestra Presents a Live Shadowcast performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show complete with Live Pre-Show, Games, Audience Participation and Call Lines ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME SAT 9:00 PM MIDNIGHT
Epically Geeky Show LIVE from Geekfest! 18+ Come join Eugene, Cyrus & Lanie and they record an episode of the Epically Geeky Show LIVE at Geekfest. This week we're answering the hard questions like taco Tuesday or Pizza FRI? Which would you rather be: werewolf or vampire? OTHER 152 102 SAT 9:00 PM 10:00 PM
Nature's Guardians All Ages Learn about conservation from the author of the Nature’s Guardians series, a collection of novels told from the perspective of animals. From childhood to adulthood, follow along on their struggles for life in a harsh and competitive world. This series highlights real-life struggles of wildlife and teaches children about animals by seeing through their eyes. OTHER 152 141 SAT 9:00 PM 10:00 PM
Campfire Tales 18+ 18+ horror stories and tales from conventions CONVENTIONS 152 248 SAT 9:30 PM 10:00 PM
Everything you ever wanted to know about cosplay materials. All Ages Cosplay materials, where to find them and how to use them. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SAT 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
Live EDM Dance Party 13+ Sephi had such a blast last year at Geekfest, he decided to return to perform! ENTERTAINMENT 152 Rotunda SAT 10:30 PM 12:00 AM
Anime Room All Ages Watch your favorites, live-streamed from Crunchyroll. Your one-stop Anime shop for meeting new friends, buying souvenirs and entering the drawing contest. ANIME 152 124 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Vendor Hall & Artist Alley All Ages Browse, shop and learn from our incredible selection of geeky vendors and amazing artists! Stop by the food trucks on your way in! VENDORS 156 156 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
GeekFest Comic Jam All Ages GeekFest attendees can contribute to a collaborative comic book by drawing a panel during the festival. We will take pre-orders for the comic book and mail the final product as a lasting memento. COMICS/SUPERHEROES 152 Artist Alley SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Cosplay Meetup Room All Ages Show off your cosplay, meet up with your friends! (Closed during costume contest) COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 244 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Laser Pop All Ages "Laser Pop" begins the musical party with a combination of rock and pop from some of music's hottest artists. Lasers dance across the dome to the sounds of Pink, Blink 182, N'Sync, the B52's, the Beach Boys and many others. It's a fun show for the whole family! ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME SUN 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Doctor Who Screenings All Ages Doctor Who Screenings FANDOM 152 127 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
LAN and Console Gaming Tournaments All Ages Join LANSharx Gaming Center and NerdLife for the annual GeekFest LAN and Console Tournaments. Compete in League of Legends, Diablo 3, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros, and many more. These events require registration so sign up early. GAMING 106 130 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Retro Game Tournaments All Ages Are you a fan of the good 'ole days of gaming? Stop by room 131 and try your hand at some nostalgic game tournaments like; Mike Tyson's Punchout, Megaman 4, and Mario Kart 64. GAMING 106 130 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Retro Gaming Room All Ages Are you in the mood to relive the 80's and 90's? Come by the retro room for all the old school gaming you can handle. We will have multiple consoles for everyone to play including NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and more. GAMING 106 131 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Music Production Primer 13+ Sephi Hakubi teaches the fundamentals of EDM production such as music theory, composition, sound design, and familiarity of digital audio workstations for the aspiring producer. This panel gives a jumping start past the convolution that could be found in production. GUEST 152 101 SUN 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Houses of Hogwarts All Ages If you lived in England, you might go to schools with Houses. Let’s learn about the foundation for the House concept in the Harry Potter series, then discuss the characteristics of each of the Hogwarts Houses. Where do you fit? Then take a fun test to see what house you get and whether you agree or not. HARRY POTTER 152 136 SUN 12:00 PM -
Hogwarts Common Room All Ages Drop by the Hogwarts Common Room for crafts, music, Harry Potter discussion, divination, and more! Try on costumes, take pictures, or just relax with some Harry Potter inspired coloring. You might even catch author and adventurer Gilderoy Lockhart for an autograph! Check out America’s Wizarding School to find out more about their Magic Houses. HARRY POTTER 152 137 SUN 12:00 PM 5:00 PM
SCA Demos All Ages SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) Fighting and fun in the Middle Ages. Visit group for info and performance times. HISTORICAL REINACTMENT OUTDOOR DEMO AREA OUTSIDE-TABLE INSIDE? SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Interactive dungeon of Rakus 13+ We will build the interactive dungeon of Rakus. It is the chance for souls to prove they are heroic enough to return to the world of the living. We will create a fantasy dungeon for the attendees to adventure through. Traps, combat(foam weapons), roleplay, and puzzles will prove who has what it takes. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING 152 138 SUN 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Amtgard All Ages Learn about Amtgard, a world-wide organization dedicated to medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation using padded weapons, fantasy and authentic clothing, and imagination to immerse players in a world of heroic combat, quests, crafts, and more. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING OUTDOOR DEMO AREA - SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator 7+ with parent Ever wonder what it would be like to step onto the bridge of a starship? Come try your hand at the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator! Join the adventure as the Science, Weapons, Engineering, or Comms Officer or bring your friends and fill all the crew slots and choose your captain! OTHER 152 144 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Pathfinder Open Play All Ages The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! TABLETOP GAMING 152 107 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Open Play All Ages Dungeons and Dragons was the first fantasy roleplaying game, and D&D has grown to include many new ways to vividly experience worlds of heroic fantasy. The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more. TABLETOP GAMING 152 109 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Beyond the Table - Getting the most out of your tabletop game All Ages A panel discussing the various kinds of tabletop players and how they can work together to get the most of their tabletop campaign both in and out of game. Tips on how to avoid the kinds of out of character drama that tends to destroy tabletop games will also be discussed. TABLETOP GAMING 152 118 SUN 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
TCG and Board Games and Merchandise All Ages Demos: Force of Will and Pokemon; Hordes & Warmachine / Star Wars: X-Wing / Star Wars: Armada; Free Miniature Painting / Paint and Take!!! Smash Brothers and other games with TV's available for people that want to bring their own console to play. Items/Products available for sale include but not limited to: Anime / Manga, Collectible Card Games, Miniature Games, Board Games TABLETOP GAMING 152 113&114 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
TCG and Board Games and Merchandise All Ages Tabletop board games, miniature games, collectible card games and Anime Items...Name change from Battlefield Games Killeen. Looking for same as previous event attendance as well as the possibility of an additional room due to growth of Smash Brothers Community within my shop. TABLETOP GAMING 152 113&114 SUN 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Readings from "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and other Harry Potter Books All Ages A new installment in the Harry Potter saga is out! Sit back and enjoy or join in yourself for dramatic readings from the new play and several of the previous Harry Potter books! HARRY POTTER 152 137 SUN 12:30 -
Beyond the Table - Crafting a fascinating tabletop campaign All Ages A panel for tabletop GMs discussing what makes a campaign interesting for both GMs and players alike. How to tips will also be included. TABLETOP GAMING 152 118 SUN 12:30 PM 1:00 PM
Anime Drawing Contest Winners Announced All Ages Come see the great art entered in our anime art contest and watch as we annonce the winners! ANIME 152 124 SUN 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
Cosplay Lip Sync Battle All Ages Don't miss these Cosplayers duel with lip sync. CONTEST 152 DOME SUN 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
Costume 101 All Ages Basics of choosing a character and where to begin COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SUN 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Mythology/folklore/ history of the vampire 15+ Learn about tales and lore that inspired our modern image of the vampire. Vampiric figures in history, vampire hunting, bloodlust, and a cross cultural look at the vampire character. How the history of the vampire has influenced the representation of the vampire in film and tv. FANDOM 152 121 SUN 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Q&A All Ages Gabrielle Faust will take fan questions regarding her books. GUEST 152 101 SUN 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
American Wizardry All Ages Author J.K. Rowling has revealed coveted information regarding Ilvermorny, the American School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn more about the secret school, its history, and its houses. HARRY POTTER 152 136 SUN 1:00 PM -
How to self-publish your own book All Ages Learn about self-publishing: the pros, the cons, the writing, the editing, options for self-publishing, and a little bit on marketing. OTHER 152 141 SUN 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Master Your Universe - How to create compelling settings for tabletop GMs All Ages A panel discussing the many things a GM must consider when creating their own setting. Includes tips on how to find inspiration in order to create unique worlds and how to create setting elements quickly. TABLETOP GAMING 152 118 SUN 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Whimsical Wands All Ages Wands choose the Witch or Wizard – not the other way around! Find out which wand is right for you. Take the time to even make your own! HARRY POTTER 152 137 SUN 1:30 PM -
Cosplay 101 All Ages A Q/A covering topics such as: Creating Closet Cosplays, Cosplaying for the First Time, Posing for Cosplay Photos, Getting into Character, and What do Judges Look for in Contests. After a brief introduction to the topic, Revington Deschain, a professional actor and cosplayer, will answer specific questions from the audience. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 246 SUN 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Intro to Cosplay Contest All Ages What to expect in a standard costume contest. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SUN 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Collecting Retro Games All Ages Need to know how to start your retro game collection? This presentation will provide helpful hints on how and where to find them. GAMING 106 131 SUN 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Earn Your Potions: Mark: O.W.L. Potions Class All Ages Can you pass your Potions Ordinary Wizarding Levels (O.W.L) exam? Take a written exam to test your knowledge of the subtle science and exact art that is potion-making. Then take a hands-on test and whip up a potion. Will you get an E for Exceeds Expectations or a D for Dreadful? HARRY POTTER 152 136 SUN 2:00 PM -
Wand and Spell Practice All Ages Magic is DANGEROUS! Learn to wield your wand correctly and pronounce your spells exactly for the best results! HARRY POTTER 152 137 SUN 2:00 PM -
Wandlore - A Complex and Mysterious Magic All Ages A detailed discussion about wands and their mysterious properties. Discussion is best for ages 10 and older, many of the topics are advanced for small children HARRY POTTER 152 141 SUN 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Interactive dungeon of Rakus 13+ We will build the interactive dungeon of Rakus. It is the chance for souls to prove they are heroic enough to return to the world of the living. We will create a fantasy dungeon for the attendees to adventure through. Traps, combat(foam weapons), roleplay, and puzzles will prove who has what it takes. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING 152 118 SUN 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
Build A Beast All Ages Kids drop into the Hogwarts Common Room to make your own magical, mystical, or even creepy creations out of household items. HARRY POTTER 152 137 SUN 2:30 PM -
Anime Match Game 13+ Two Contestants will have to fill in the blank of a sentence centered around anime culture. The Panelists must match with a contestant’s answer in order for the contestant to earn a point. Note: Panelists that participate MUST answer the questions in character. ANIME 152 121 SUN 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
How To Get Your Art Out There! A Young Artist's Guide To Get Started All Ages This program will help introduce young artists how to present their new art or comics on a more professional level. Christopher McGowan will share experiences and do's and don'ts. At the end of the program, a fun tutorial activity will show the audience how to draw their very own Pigeon in the style of my online comic, "Pigeon Comics." COMICS/SUPERHEROES 152 141 SUN 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Steampunk on a budget - Props All Ages Do you love Steampunk but can't afford to spend a small fortune to cosplay it? Award winning costume designer Shannon L. Arrant will show you how to create amazing Steampunk props necessary to complete your costume, using every day items! COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 246 SUN 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
How to form a Cosplay Group All Ages Groups can be fun but a lot of work. Remember this when picking who to work group projects with. COSTUMING/COSPLAY 152 248 SUN 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Star Wars: The Force Awakens All Ages Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. Featuring the return of Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and the introduction of new characters. ENTERTAINMENT 152 DOME SUN 3:00 PM 5:30 PM
Intro to DJing and EDM 13+ Sephi Hakubi teaches the basics of DJing for those interested in pursuing a career on the decks: going over basic controls, song structure, beat matching, cueing, and sound design. Furthermore, Sephi will touch briefly on the most popular EDM genres and how to create that epic mix. GUEST 152 101 SUN 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Last Sentry Comic Books Company & Projects All Ages Find out what Last Sentry Comics is all about and what projects they have been working on. GUEST 152 102 SUN 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Harry Potter Quick Quotes Drill All Ages A game for the ultimate Potterhead! How well do you know what your favorite (and not so favorite characters) said? Test your knowledge of both the books and the movies in timed drills. (This is a maximum of 28 participants.) HARRY POTTER 152 136 SUN 3:00 PM -
Whimsical Wands All Ages Wands choose the Witch or Wizard – not the other way around! Find out which wand is right for you. Take the time to even make your own! HARRY POTTER 152 137 SUN 3:00 PM -
Wand and Spell Practice All Ages Magic is DANGEROUS! Learn to wield your wand correctly and pronounce your spells exactly for the best results! HARRY POTTER 152 137 SUN 3:30 PM -
Characterization in Cosplay and Larp 13+ Learn about characterization in Cosplay and LARP, focusing on how to build a believable Hero. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING 152 118 SUN 3:30 PM 5:00 PM
Steampunk on a budget - Costuming All Ages Do you love Steampunk but can't afford to spend a small fortune to cosplay it? Award winning costume designer Shannon L. Arrant will show you how to create amazing Steampunk looks for less than $50 per costume! COSTUMES/COSPLAY 152 246 SUN 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Female Empowerment and the Buffy Legacy:The Origins of the Slayer 15+ We will discuss the cult show Buffy the Vampire slayer and its use of empowered female characters and the new standard this set for tv programming. We will discuss mythology and folklore of demonology and the inspiration behind the "Big Bad" in BTVS. Finally we will talk about opportunities to bring your fandom to life through live action role plays and other fan inspired live workshops and trainings. FANDOM 152 121 SUN 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Fantastic Beasts All Ages Test your knowledge of magical creatures by taking the Creatures Quiz. Then watch the trailers for the movie adaptation of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them due out in theaters in November. We’ll discuss the story, our new hero Newt Scamander, the introduction of the American wizarding world, and other things we hope to see. HARRY POTTER 152 136 SUN 4:00 PM -
Drawn in 60 Minutes All Ages I will guide the audience through drawing a hot rod truck mode version of the well loved 1980's Transformers character, Optimus Prime! We will provide pencils and paper, to encourage the audience to draw along! Of course, I will be answering questions throughout the presentation, as well. ILLUSTRATION 152 141 SUN 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Q & A All Ages Tim Taylor will take fan questions regarding his roles in different TV Shows and Movies GUEST 152 101 SUN 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
What's Up?: Harry Potter Trivia for Serious Wizards All Ages Glory and snacks are on the line! How much do you know about the world of Harry Potter books? Can you stump the presenters and other attendees with your own Harry Potter Trivia? HARRY POTTER 152 137 SUN 4:30 PM -
Vampires in the real world and how to slay them (cosplay and LARP games) 15+ Do vampires exist? Where and how can you fight vampires in the real world? Buffy the Vampire Slayer LARP games and slayer trainings, staking demo, and how to develop the skills of the slayer. FANDOM 152 121 SUN 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Geekfest Comic Jam Reveal All Ages We reveal our GeekFest collaborative comic book drawn by YOU! COMICS/SUPERHEROES 152 DOME SUN 5:30 PM 6:00 PM
Anime Schedule

Our anime room will feature not only entries for the anime contest, but also a full lineup of anime provided by Crunchyroll!

Session Descriptions

Geekfest 2016 session descriptions in alpha order with age restrictions.