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Events & Panels | GenreCon

GenreCon 2019 events!

Event programming happening over the GenreCon 2019 weekend.

Convention Hours: Saturday Feb 9th 10am – 7pm, Sunday Feb 10th 11am – 5pm

Event: An Evening with the Elements – Cosplay Dance

GenreCon is hosting an elemental themed cosplay dance! This all ages event is free admission with a Saturday day pass or weekend pass! Come dance and have fun. Prizes are geared towards costumes that are tied to the elements so be sure to get those creative ideas flowing!

Gryphon Room: Sat. 9:00pm – 12:00am

Event: Jakeman’s Maple Farms  presents Harry Potter Wand Making

Do you have a little witch or wizard in your home? Now they have a chance to make their very own wand!!

Create this fun and simple craft with our talented volunteer crafters. Stickers, sparkles and anything that glitters will be applied to make a beautiful masterpiece.This is a free drop in activity.

All ages and abilities are welcome.

Gryphon Room: Sat. 10:00am – 2:30pm


Nerd Nite KW


Eric Moon returns to host Nerd Nite KW presents: Rockband and Karaoke all Weekend Long!!

This includes our annual: DISNEY KARAOKE

With more than 50 Disney songs available and 3 microphones, you and all your friends can sing some of your favourites as a solo, a duet or group. Projectors, lights and more will make you feel like your favourite Disney Prince, Princess, Villain, Villainess, or even your favourite crab.

John McCrae Room: Sat. 10:00am – 6:00pm,
8:00pm – 12:00am, Sun. 11:00am – 3:00pm
John McCrae Room: Sat. 6:00pm – 8:00pm,
Sun. 3:00pm – 5:00pm


Event: Ctrl V

Virtual Reality – when reality isn’t enough.

Terrace Room: Sat. 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Event: Dungeon Crawl Classics

Come try your hand at playing Dungeon Crawl Classic. DCC 0-level funnel. All materials provided. No experience necessary!

Gryphon Room:
Modules are as follows:
Sailors on the Moon Furnace (First come, Max 7, beginners welcome): Sat 10:30 – 2:30
Thirteen Brides of Blood (First come, max 6, beginners welcome): Sat 10:30 – 2:30
Hole in the Sky (First come, Max 7, beginners welcome): Sat 3:00 – 7:00
The Imperishable Sorceress (First come, max 6, beginners welcome): Sat 3:00 – 7:00
Frozen in Time (First come, max 7, beginners welcome): Sun 11:00 – 2:00
Thirteen Brides of Blood (First come, max 6, beginners welcome): Sun 11:00 – 2:00
The Jeweler that Dealt in Stardust(First come, max 7, beginners welcome): Sun 2:30 – 5:30
The Imperishable Sorceress (First come, max 6, beginners welcome): Sun 2:30 – 5:30

Event: Geeky Stitch and Bitch

Bring your yarn, bring your crafts, come hang out and talk about your favourite fandom while working on whatever projects you may be doing. (NO PRODUCT IS PROVIDED, BRING YOUR YARN CRAFTS)

Gryphon Room: Sat. 3:00pm – 6:00pm

(image source: nerdcrafting.com)

Event: Fortnight E-Games Competition

Join us for the Fortnite Tournament presented by the Just Us League! Registration is free for the tournament, and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers! See who takes the title in this Battle Royale!
**Tournament will be run in a solo match game lobby, and scoring will be determined by Final Rank plus Kills.

Terrace Room: Sun. 11:00am – 5:00pm

Event: Play to Win

Each person who finishes a game that is part of the “Play To Win” event gets a chance to win the games at the end of the evening. Sign up to play, finish the game and at the end of the night the games are given away to a lucky winner.

Flanders Room: Sat. 8:00pm – 12:00am

GenreCon Panels

Saturday Panels

Going Pro as an Indy Author
Aberfoyle Room: 10:30am – 11:30am

Discussing the tools, knowledge, and resources indie authors need to succeed, and cultural opinons of the indie publishing industry in general.

Amour and Prop Making
Flanders Room: 10:30am – 11:30am

Learn about Armour and prop making, from Worbla and EVA to patterning, adhesives and painting. Take your cosplay to the next level.

How to be a Game Master
Aberfoyle Room: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join Kevin as he describes the ins and outs of getting your first session going, and troubleshooting tips for your game.

Cosplay and Mental Health
Elora Room: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Discussing the mental health concerns with cosplay and conventions and how cosplay and the community can help. Let’s end the stigma.

Panel with Kyle Breitkopf
Flanders Room: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Discussion on being a child actor and voice actor with Kyle Breitkopf.

How to Train your Dragon Trivia
Aberfoyle Room: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Participants can compete as a group or individually. Prizes and Trivia supplied by Jessica from Whimsical Squid Creations.

Introduction to Airsoft.
Elora Room: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Tips for those starting out and what to expect from this activity that started as a training method in Japan and has become an international sport.

Panel with Vince Caso
Flanders Room: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Discussion on success in Web series and Film with Vince Caso.

The Dice Giveth’ and Taketh’ away
Aberfoyle Room: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

To crit, or not to crit, that is the question. Join this open discussion of all things Dungeons and Dragons!

The World of Star Wars
Elora Room: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Exploring the world of Star Wars, where it’s been to where it may go.

Panel with Brennan Mejia
Flanders Room: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Fitness with a Power Ranger: An informative sessions about fitness and what it takes to be a Power Ranger.

I Have an Idea… Now What?
Aberfoyle Room: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

What kind of creative work are you interested in? Bring your thoughts to this open discussion and have publishing authors help direct your energy.

What it takes to be a Boardgame Developer
Elora Room: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Are you interested in boardgame development and what it takes to make it in the boardgame industry?

Panel with Chris Violette
Flanders Room: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Discussion on acting and production with Chris Violette.

Just Us League – A New Hope
Aberfoyle Room: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

We finally did it! Has the DC Universe FINALLY turned a corner into something that people enjoy? Join Brad, Ian and Jeremy this year as they break down all things DC and all things Fandom!

Ecology of World Building
Elora Room: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

What does it take to build a world from the ground up? Here’s your chance to find out how and what you need to build your world for novels or other endeavours.

Panel with Mark Meer
Flanders Room: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Discussion on voice acting with Special Guest Mark Meer.

Sunday Panels

Convention Survival
Aberfoyle Room: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Discussing how scheduling, planning, and preparing can help you survive even the busiest of shows.

Finishing Your Novel
Elora Room: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

So you started your novel, but what does it take to finish it? Ask two publishing authors just what they did to finalize “The End”.

Panel with Vince Caso
Flanders Room: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Discussion on how to thrive making a living in Geek Culture with Vince Caso.

I Hate Common: Exploring Fictional Language
Aberfoyle Room: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

This panel will discuss both language as a plot device and tips for creating your own fantasy languages.

All things Marvel Cinematic Universe
Elora Room: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

An open discussion exploring the MCU and all it’s implications, including the aquisition of Fox by Disney and what that might mean.

Panel with Mark Meer
Flanders Room: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Discussion on voice acting with Special Guest Mark Meer.

Enough of the Eighties
Aberfoyle Room: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Between movies like Ready Player One, and TV shows like Stranger Things, are we tapped out of Eighties nostalgia?

What Lies Behind Genre?
Elora Room: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Why do we write genre? This panel will look deeper at why we find stories powerful, from Dracula and Frankenstein to Ready Player One.

Panel with Chris and Brennan
Flanders Room: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Are you interested in what it takes to be a Power Ranger? Well now is your chance to ask not just one, but two Power Rangers just what it took.