Stan Lee’s Comikaze convention has been growing steadily since it’s launch in 2011, and now all of our favorite new media acts are getting in on the action.
It’s all about them panels, panels, panels, as several creators have lined up to talk about new media and how it works. Here’s what we’ve got going on Friday, October 31st:
HOT TOPIC MAIN STAGE
ROCKETJUMP PRESENTS VIDEO GAME HIGH SCHOOL SEASON 3
Come see the creators and cast of Video Game High School present clips from Season 3 and answer your questions about the epic conclusion to the award winning VGHS series.
Participants: Benji Dolly, Freddie Wong, Matthew Arnold, Will Campos, Jimmy Wong, Josh Blaylock, Johanna Braddy, Ellary Porterfield
YOUTUBING LIKE A BOSS!
Thinking about a cool career on YouTube? Come learn the ins and outs of creating a popular YouTube channel, from writing and marketing to corporate networking and, of course, forging a relationship with your fans!
Participants: AJ Pinkerton, Andre Meadows, Peter Srinivasan
DEVELOPING PROJECTS FOR TRANSMEDIA WITH CLASSIC ALICE & NEW
The cast and crew of Classic Alice & more sit down and discuss the transmedia element of the show and how they did things similar to and differently from shows that went before.
Participants: Clare O’Flynn (Classic Alice), Kate Hackett (Classic Alice, Real Rob), Dana Shaw (Classic Alice, Welcome to Sanditon), Lex Edelman (Classic Alice, Bullets), Jenni Powell (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, New Peter&Wendy), Emmett Furey (New Peter&Wendy, Enter the Lodge), Shawn DeLoache (New Peter&Wendy, Dark Horse)
Saturday has the most panels going on for the whole event, so expect to have to pick and choose between some of your favorites.
SCHMOES KNOW MOVIES SHOW
A live presentation of our Schmoes Know Movies Show.
Participants: Bonnie Somerville, Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis, Ken Napzok, Alicia Malone, Mark Reilly, Josh Macuga, Josh Tapia, Tom Dagnino
THE MAKING OF AFTER HOURS: HOW A CONVERSATION BECOMES AN EPISODE
Cracked.com’s After Hours cast and crew invite members of the audience to experience and participate in “The Making of After Hours: How a Conversation Becomes an Episode.” Mixing pop culture observations, limitless non sequiturs and weigh-ins from the crowd, the evening will result in an inside look at series development, a screening of a not-yet-released episode and live commentary from the Cracked team.
Participants: Jack O’Brien, Daniel O’Brien, Soren Bowie, Michael Swaim, Katie Willert, Cody Johnston
Fake Reality Entertainment presents the world premiere of the first episode of Necrolectric, an electrically charged paranormal web series sparking up in 2014. New body. Same spark. Be among the first to see the pilot of this new web series.
Participants: Zach Bostrom, Chelsea Alden, Stephanie Koenig, Eric Carpenter, Cole Shoemaker, Jennifer Martin, Lisa Stoddard, Jerry Buteyn
BROADCAST YOUR NERDINESS
Nerd Business: Meghan Camarena of YouTube’s Strawburry17 has turned her passion for nerd entertainment into a career. Find out her tips on turning your hobby into money.
Participants: Meghan Camarena
PLAYER PIANO AND GEEK & SUNDRY: THE ART OF CREATING A MUSIC WEB
The creators of Player Piano, the award winning music web series where classical musicians arrange and perform your favorite songs and soundtrack themes, share their secrets to creating viral music videos for the geek community. Join us while we discuss achieving high production value on a micro budget as well as what it’s like working with both Geek & Sundry and the legendary Stan Lee.
Participants: Amy Dallen, Sonya Belousova (Composer, Pianist), Tom Grey (Director, Producer), Megan Burns (Production Designer), Manzi DeYoung (Wardrobe Designer, Cosplayer), Ryan Meyer (Director of Photography), Alessandro Schiassi
Star Trek: Continues, Episode 3: Fairest of Them All
Chris Gore hosts a special screening of the latest episode of the Geekie-Award-Winning web series Star Trek Continues, followed by a panel discussion with the stars and director.
Participants: Chris Gore, Chris Doohan (Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Into Darkness), Kipleigh Brown (Star Trek: Enterprise,Yesterday Was a Lie, R.U.R: Genesis, Doug Drexler (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Defiance), Lisa Hansell, Tim Vittetoe, Jacqueline Goehner
SPOTLIGHT: HOLLYWOOD BABBLE-ON SMODCAST
Join Kevin Smith, Ralph Garman and their friends and guests for a live version of their SModcast!
Participants: Kevin Smith, Ralph Garman
WOMEN OF THE WEB
We get down and dirty as we discuss the tips that will help you turn the web into your career launching point, and also discuss the drawbacks of being a Woman of the Web!
Participants: Anastasia Washington, Stephanie Pressman, Angelique Toschi, Jenni Powell, Ashleigh Nichols, Camille F, Heidi Cox
THE NERDIST WRITERS PANEL: COMICS EDITION
Watch us talk about the process and business of writing comics. Plus, you never know which of their comics and entertainment pals might join to conversation! NWP: Comics Edition is a popular podcast on Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist network.
Participants: Ben Blacker, Len Wein, Heath Corson, Adam Beechen
GEEKS KEEPING IT HOT!
Geek experts battle it out over nerd trivia while debating the hottest pop culture topics like race-bending, objectification, film casting, cosplay is not consent, and more. This funny, energetic, and thought-provoking panel will not only be entertaining but might challenge your view of the pop culture world.
Participants: Tony Kim, Rachel Lara (Actress, Game Character Model, Gaming Personality), Chris Gore (Comedian, Host of Podcrash), Ivy DoomKitty (Host, Professional Cosplayer), Andre Meadows (Black Nerd on Youtube), Nikki Griffin (Actress, Writer for Geek Magazine), Tracy Doering (Podcaster and Writer of HotNerdGirl.com)
SUPER POWER BEAT DOWN
Come meet the cast and crew of the hit web show, Super Power Beat Down! The show that takes two super powered legends and makes them battle! Like Wolverine vs Predator or Batman vs Darth Vader! Discuss fun topics with the team and watch clips from upcoming episodes!
Participants: Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, Kevin Porter, Damian Beurer
THE CRACKED PODCAST LIVE!
The Cracked Podcast is an extension of the editorial team discussions that shape the brilliant articles and sketches on Cracked. Cohosts Jack O’Brien and Michael Swaim, along with an impressive roster of guests, use the platform to identify and dissect pop culture tropes, debunk myths and generally try to reach the large demographic of people who would enjoy their site’s content if only they’d learn to read.
Participants: Jack O’Brien, Michael Swaim, Daniel O’Brien, Soren Bowie
The Bloodcast is a weekly horror podcast airing on Geek Nation co-hosted by Ryan Turek of Shock Till You Drop and Clarke Wolfe, the host of the SleepyCast: The Official Sleepy Hollow podcast. The pair discuss various horror topics including current trends in the genre on film and television, long lasting horror franchises, beloved genre directors and more!
Participants: Clarke Wolfe, Ryan Turek
UNDER THE TABLE! (18+ PANEL)
Join the Cast of Under The Table as they discuss drinking and gaming, how they do their web show and what drink goes best with which boardgames. Plus, screening of some never before seen footage from Seasons 1 and 2!
Participants: Darin Ross, Kevin Becker, Kelly Boardman, Ryan Shrewsbury,
Ben Thomas, Xander Jeanneret
Sunday is naturally the lightest day with only two major new media panels and plenty of time in between to check them both out!
GEEK & SUNDRY VLOGGERS: HOW YOUTUBE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE
Handpicked by Felicia Day, the Geek & Sundry vloggers are here to discuss how much their lives have changed since joining the G&S family over a year later. Gaining followers and opportunities, the vloggers will discuss what it’s like to be a part of a niche YouTube network and what doors have opened since they started.
Participants: Becca Canote, James Brent Isaacs, Mia Resella, Omar Najam, Amy Dallen
NERDIST WRITERS PANEL: COMICS EDITION SPOTLIGHT ON ROB PRIOR
Be there as part of this LIVE taping of the show when we deep dive into Rob’s artistic evolution from a young painter for Dungeons & Dragons to his two-handed painting approach developed while working on Spawn, Evil Ernie and Heavy Metal.
Participants: Heath Corson, Rob Prior, Adam Beechen
And that wraps up what’s going on at Comikaze! Be aware like with many, many cons in the past panel times can fluctuate. Keep an ear and an eye out for any changes or additions that might be occuring throughout the weekend.
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