Panels 2017

 

Here are the panels for GenreCon 2017!

 

    • Ask a Scientist: We’ve assembled a team of scientists to answer, hypothesize, and speculate wildly (within an acceptable margin of error) about the science questions you have!

 

    • Board Game Design: Learn how to take your idea to the shelf.  Learn how to take your idea to the shelf.

 

    • Body Systems: How health and wellness fits into the geek world. How health and wellness fits into the geek world.

 

    • Character Creation: Breathing life into your original character.

 

    • Con Horror Stories: We all have them. Now let’s hear them!

 

    • Con on a Budget: How to do the con scene without breaking the bank.

 

    • Cosplay Equality: We want to talk about everything that can make your experience better.

 

    • Cosplay Tips and Tricks: Learn effective ways to cosplay.

 

    • Crowd Funding Lessons: Learn all the pitfalls and traps in funding your project through Kickstarter and more!

 

    • DC TV: Why does DC make such solid TV shows when its motion pictures can’t even get Batman right? Let’s discuss this in an open forum.

 

    • Discover Fencing: An Olympic sport with a long history.

 

    • Disney Karaoke: A whole new world!

 

    • Droid Building 101: Have you ever wanted your own robot just like in the movies? Join the members of the R2 Builders Club to find out how to make that dream a reality.

 

    • Film Making 101: The basics of film making for beginners.

 

    • Game of Thrones: Spoiler alerts and fan theories galore!

 

    • GMing 101: How to manage your PC’s effectively.

 

    • How to Be a Horror Writer: It’s a scary industry, so how do you really scare it into success?

 

    • How to end your story?: So many ways to end your saga. Is there a right way?

 

    • How to Manufacture your Books or Games: Want to take manufacturing into your own hands? Learn foreign market trends, costs, and how to avoid the pitfalls of board game manufacturing.

 

    • How to Prepare for a Masquerade: Practice makes perfect and presentation is everything!

 

    • How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse – Because it CAN be real!: Join us for a mature and very real discussion about emergency preparation by sharing a 3day/Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) and discussing reality vs. fiction. SID returns to a con with his prep gear and shares thoughts and suggestions on avoiding disaster. [mature themes and language, children under 18 require parent/legal guardian present]

 

    • I have a story to tell.  But where do I begin?: Time to put the mighty pen to paper!

 

    • Joss Verse: Let’s talk about this legacy. Movies to TV and now to movies again!

 

    • LP vs OP (Licensed Property Vs Original Property): Making a project from your own intellectual property is VERY different than making a project from someone else’s intellectual property.

 

    • Movie Remakes: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

 

    • Networking at Conventions: Working a convention correctly, effectively and efficiently.

 

    • Olympic Sabre Fencing Basics: En guarde! Learn from the pros how to stand, hold a fencing blade and maybe even learn a few new moves.

 

    • Prop Building: Cosplaying isn’t just about costumes! Sometimes the props can say it all.

 

    • Self-Publishing: Books, games, and more!

 

    • Sewing for Cosplay: How to stitch your wardrobe to perform for you as much as you perform for it.

 

    • Social Media and Cosplay: How to present yourself and your persona to the world of the web.

 

    • Stage Combat 101: The first few moves you should know.

 

    • Star Trek: Why can’t we just continue the story from Voyager?

 

    • Star Wars Predictions: Is Rey a Kenobi? Is Han truly gone? #spoilers

 

    • Steven Universe: General discussion on everything Steven Universe.

 

    • Surviving as an Artist: Making a living doing what you love and how to do it!

 

    • The ‘Role’ in Role-Playing: What are the different styles of role-playing? How do you role play?

 

    • The Art or Horror: Building tension effectively.

 

    • The Science of Science Fiction: In this panel, we talk about recent sci-fi presentations of science and discuss what they got right, what they got wrong, and what they managed to avoid.

 

    • This Princess Saves Herself: Looking at the evolution of the female protagonist in fantasy fiction. This panel will examine the role of women in popular fiction and pop culture, from the love interest to the warrior, we will discuss the characters we love and why we love them.

 

    • Troy Boy Entertainment – Drag/Burlesque: Ever wonder what it takes to become a Drag Performer or Burlesque Star? Want tips on Costuming? Best makeup for Stage? How to create a set? Or maybe you are just curious about what Drag or Burlesque is?? In this open panel we have a few of the talented performers from TroyBoy Entertainment who answer all your Drag and Burlesque questions.

 

    • Unorthodox Marketing: The craziest marketing methods ever! The craziest marketing methods ever!

 

    • Video Games Vs. Board Games: Times are changing again. Are we going back to social settings with paper and tokens?

 

    • World Building for Film, Literature and Games: Do you start from the village up or do you start from the globe down?

 

    • Writing 101: Three act structure and more: How to pick up the pen or open the laptop and break out the three act structure.

 

    • Writing for NaNoWriMo: An idyllic writer’s event, smack-dab in the middle of your crazy life.