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11:00 am

A Visual History of Unproduced Action Figures :: 351F

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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From One Sentence to a Novel: The First Draft :: 370D
Dominick D'Aunno, George Wright Padgett, H.C.H. Ritz, Shannon Winton
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Small Presses: A Behind-the-Scenes Look :: 370AB
Wesley Chu, Kelly Lynn Colby, Dorothy Tinker, Fern Brady, Russell Little
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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The State of Makerspaces :: 350F

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Westworld Timeline Help Hotline :: 360A

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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12:30 pm

Help! I'm an Introvert!: Networking and Marketing for Writers :: 370AB
Wesley Chu, C. Stuart Hardwick, Rose Garcia, Ashley Nemer, D.L. Young
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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How to Survive Cosplay Competition :: 351F
Rebecca Noel
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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Logic: Your Super Power :: 350A

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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Mental Health - You Are Not Alone :: 360A

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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Muslim Girls and Monsters :: 351BE

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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Stop Copycats: Protect Your Ideas :: 350B
Cory Doctorow, Ira Domnitz
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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2:00 pm

Art & Writing Crossovers, from Comics to Artist Collaborations :: 370D
Cassandra Rose Clark, Sam Sykes, Holly Lyn Walrath
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Conjuring: Beyond the Tricks :: 350A

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Doctor Who: Regeneration of the Lost :: 360BCEF
Ira Domnitz
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Honor First: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Qo’noS :: 350B

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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How to Fund Your Film :: 330

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Movie Swordfights: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly :: 350F

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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The Cyber Cold War :: 350DE

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Writing Robots and AI :: 370AB
Cory Doctorow, Rhonda Eudaly, William Ledbetter, Martha Wells, D.L. Young
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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3:30 pm

Authors Spotlight: Wesley Chu and Sam Sykes Introspective :: 370AB
Wesley Chu, Sam Sykes
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Bullying within Harry Potter :: 351F

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Chris Claremont Q&A :: 351BE
Chris Claremont
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Comic Diversity :: 350F
Chelsea Cain, Lia Miternique
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Doctor Who and Gender: Body Troubles :: 351D
Ira Domnitz
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Drew Heyen – Ask Me Anything :: 350A

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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History of Westeros :: 350DE

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Idea to Publishing: Behind the Scenes with Indie Authors :: 370D
B. Alan Bourgeois, Ashley Nemer, Chantell Renee, Kevin Tumlinson, D.L. Young
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Literary Fan Roundtable: Science Fiction :: 370E
C. Stuart Hardwick, William Ledbetter
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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5:00 pm

Best of the Best: Studio SHAFT :: 351A

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Can a Villain Be a Hero? :: 350B

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Dim N Wit and Friends Discuss the Effects of Cosplay on Real Life :: 350C

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Game of Thrones: A Retrospective :: 351BE

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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The Storytelling of Star Wars :: 370AB
Cassandra Rose Clark, Timothy Zahn, Dominick D'Aunno, D.L. Young
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Writing Powerful Women in Genre Fiction :: 370D
E. L. Russell, Melissa Algood, Jae Mazer, Patricia Flaherty Pagan, Kate Pentecost
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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6:30 pm

Fan Panel Discussion: Reminiscing & Reviewing STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE :: 351BE

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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Interview a Vampire! :: 360A

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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It’s Time To Get Spoopy: a Dive Into Internet Horror :: 350F

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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Slaying the Patriarch: The Role of Feminism in the Comic-verse :: 351D

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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The Business of Writing :: 370AB
Wesley Chu, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Raven Raye, Missy Jane, Martha Wells
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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Western Animation vs. Japanese Animation :: 350C

Friday May 10, 2019 :: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Writing With/Against Your Gender/Orientation/Ethnicity/Identity :: 370E
Dennis Calloway, D. C. Gomez, Doug Goodman, Cornelia Amiri, Dicey Grenor
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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8:00 pm

After Dark: Writing Effective Sex Scenes in Fiction :: 370D
Dicey Grenor, C.D. Lewis, Kate Pentecost, Chantell Renee, H.C.H. Ritz
Friday May 10, 2019 :: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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10:30 am

American Horror Story Season 8 :: 360A

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Anime Ambush: What Have I Been Missing?! :: 350F

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Everyone Can Enjoy Paranormal Romance Books :: 370D
Raven Raye, Melissa Schroeder, Margo Bond Collins, Emily Evans, Missy Jane
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Fan Discussion Panel on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Rebels and Resistance (Animated Series) :: 352EF

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Klingons: Past, Present, and Future and Cosplaying Them :: 350A

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Literary Read and Critique :: 370E
William Ledbetter, D.L. Young
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Meet the 501st Legion :: 351D

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Music Computer Archaeology: Composing Music with 35-Year-Old Technology – Using a Commodore 64 and MIDI :: 350B

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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ThunderCats: History and Mishaps! :: 351BE

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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World-Building for Short Stories, Novelettes and Novellas :: 370AB
Tex Thompson, Michelle Muenzler, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Bev Vincent
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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12:00 pm

Author Spotlight: Cory Doctorow Introspective :: 370AB
Cory Doctorow
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Cosplaying With Disabilities :: 360A

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Embracing Body Diversity in Comics :: 351D
Janet Lee, Christina 'Steenz' Stewart, Lilah Sturges
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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IT'S OVER 9,000!!!! – A Dragonball Panel :: 351F

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Literary Fan Roundtable: Young Adult :: 370D
D. C. Gomez, Kate Pentecost
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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1:30 pm

Bob Layton Q&A :: 361AD
Bob Layton
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Cosplay Bodypaint for Beginners :: 352EF

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Cyberpunk: Origins and Legacy :: 370AB
Cory Doctorow, William Ledbetter, George Wright Padgett, Carrie Patel, D.L. Young
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Doctor Who: The Doctor’s influence on History and Mankind :: 351D
Ira Domnitz
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Game of Thrones: How Will It End? :: 351F

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Life of an FBI Forensic Examiner :: 350B

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Sci-fi Writers on the Next Gen of Star Trek :: 370E
Rhonda Eudaly, K.J. Russell, Amy Sisson, Kevin Tumlinson, Channing Whitaker
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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2:45 pm

Where do ideas come from and how to nourish them :: 330

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
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3:00 pm

Air Guitar: A Life and a Love Documentary, featuring El Airiachi :: 350B

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Cult 45's Worst and Forgotten Comic Book Movies: Elektra :: 350F

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Fan Panel Discussion: The Women of Star Wars :: 352EF

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Magic Systems for Writers :: 351BE
Marshall Ryan Maresca, Sam Sykes, Patrice Sarath, Michael Wilson, Barbara Ann Wright
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Romance Revolution :: 350DE

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Sabrina the Teenage Switch :: 360A

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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The Dynamic Soundtracks of '80s Films :: 351F

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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The Importance of Representation and Diversity in Literature :: 370E
Dennis Calloway, Jessica Raney, Dicey Grenor, Jae Mazer
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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The Life and Times of Gerry Conway :: 361AD
Gerry Conway
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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The Science of Victorian Firearms :: 350A

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Timothy Zahn Retrospective :: 370AB
Timothy Zahn, Dominick D'Aunno
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Worldbuilding Tips and Tricks: How to Create Believable Worlds :: 370D
Wesley Chu, Cassandra Rose Clark, Marianne Dyson, Carrie Patel, Martha Wells
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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3:45 pm

How To Get Your Films Into A Film Festival :: 330

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
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4:30 pm

Creature Horror: Why We Are Drawn to it, and How to Create Monsters :: 370E
Doug Goodman, Jessica Raney, Sam Sykes, Jae Mazer, Lisa Vasquez
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Doctor Who Series 11: A Recap of the 13th Doctor (Jodi Whittaker’s first season) :: 350C
Ira Domnitz
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Speculative Poetry Deathmatch! :: 370D
Jody T. Morse, Deborah L. Davitt, Michelle Muenzler, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Holly Lyn Walrath
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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The Business of Art: How Local Artists Are Reimagining Entrepreneurship :: 361AD

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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The Storytelling of Game of Thrones :: 370AB
Cassandra Rose Clark, Tex Thompson, Laura Liddell Nolen, Andrea Barbosa, Patrice Sarath
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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The Uncanny Life of Stan Lee :: 350B

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Why Be a Klingon? :: 350A

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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4:45 pm

Creating Special and Visual Effects For Your Film :: 330

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm
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6:00 pm

Defending Harry Potter and the Cursed Child :: 351F

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Obscure, Odd & Awesome: A Sharing Session for Weirdos :: 350C

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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The Cyber Cold War :: 360A

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Women in Gaming: Winning or Losing? :: 351D

Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Women In Horror: Trend or Force to Be Reckoned With? :: 370AB
Dicey Grenor, Patricia Flaherty Pagan, Chantell Renee, Lisa Vasquez, Barbara Ann Wright
Saturday May 11, 2019 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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10:30 am

A Not-So-Secret Guide to Sponsorships & Career Cosplay :: 350F
AvantGeek
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Copyrights and Conduct: The Legal Side of Conventions :: 350DE
Cory Doctorow, Ira Domnitz
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Marvel's Underground Comics that Even Disney Doesn’t Know It Owns :: 350A

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Star Trek Universe Expansion: Discovery and More :: 350B

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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12:00 pm

Advanced Cosplay Bodypaint :: 352EF

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Breaking into Geek Entertainment – From Film to Comics! :: 361AD

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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In the Interest of Being Bane :: 351D
Graham Nolan
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Literary Fan Roundtable: Fantasy & Urban Fantasy :: 370E
Marshall Ryan Maresca
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Meet the Man the CIA Would Call 'The Real Mulder'...if there was one :: 351F

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Timothy Zahn Introspective :: 370AB
Timothy Zahn, Dominick D'Aunno
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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1:30 pm

Horror for the 21st Century: Film and Literature :: 370AB
Rose Garcia, Gerald Hanks, K.J. Russell, Lisa Vasquez, Channing Whitaker
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Intelligence in Pop Culture :: 352EF

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Introduction to the World of Gundam! :: 350DE

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Plot Device!: The Various Forms of Kryptonite and their Effects :: 350C

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Literary Read and Critique :: 370E
Michael Glazner
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Otaku Obentou: Underrated Anime to Put on Your Radar :: 350F

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Start of Something New: Bring Your Original Character to Life! :: 350A

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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The Cyber Cold War :: 360A

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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The Resurgence of the Stephen King-assance :: 351F

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Which Pop Culture Character Matches Your Personality Type? :: 361AD

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Words Matter: Word-level Craft :: 370D
PJ Hoover, K. M. Tolan, Ammar Habib, C.D. Lewis, Michelle Muenzler
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Zines 101: How to Create, Copy and Conquer the World Through Self-Publishing :: 350B

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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2:00 pm

Casting and Molding/Building in Maker Space - Session 2 :: Techland Booth - Maker Space

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Introduction to Choreographing Action for Film :: 330

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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3:00 pm

Beyond Earthsea: Ursula K. Le Guin's Writing Legacy :: 370E
E.L. DuBois, John Shade, Holly Lyn Walrath
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Beyond Hogwarts :: 350F

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Cosplay Props and Armor 101 :: 361AD

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Game of Thrones Season 8 Recap :: 351A

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Life of an FBI Forensic Examiner :: 360A

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Setting the Hook: Screenwriting and Your First 10 Pages :: 370AB
Joe Grisaffi, Courtney Sandifer, Gerald Hanks, Channing Whitaker
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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What Should and Shouldn’t Be In Your Script - How To Get Through The Screening Process :: 330

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Worlds Collide: The History of Comic Books and Politics :: 351D

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Writing and Reading Mysteries and Thrillers :: 370D
Melanie Bragg, Jay Brandon, Michael Glazner, Manning Wolfe
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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4:30 pm

How to Avoid Legal Potholes in Your Writing and Publishing :: 370E
Melanie Bragg, Jay Brandon, Manning Wolfe
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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LGBTQIA+ Representation in Pop Culture :: 351D

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Relationships in Sci-Fi Programs :: 350C

Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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The Wide World of Web Fiction: Publishing Your Work Through the Internet :: 370D
Melissa Schroeder, Wayne Basta, Ian Everett, Kevin Tumlinson, Shannon Winton
Sunday May 12, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Schedule Categories

Anime
CEC
Celebrity
Comics
Cosplay
CP Video Gaming
Entertainment
Film
Horror / Paranormal
Kids
Literature
NASA
Photo Ops
Podcast
Pop Culture
Sci-Fi
Science and Education
Tabletop Gaming

Schedule Tags

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Acting
Animated
Anime
Art
Audience Interaction
Autograph
Blizzard
Calliope Musicals
Capcom
CEC
Celebrity
Collectibles
Comedy
Comic Books
Comics
Concert
Content Creation
Cosplay
Crowd Funding
Dance
Demonstration
Discussion
Diversity
Doctor Who
Dungeons & Dragons
Educational
Entertainment
Esports
Fan Group
Fantasy
Film
Fire
Game of Thrones
Game Show Panel
Gaming
Harry Potter
Hearthstone
Heroes of the Storm
Horror
Icona Pop
Improv
K-Pop
Kaiju
Kid Friendly
Learning
Legal
LGBT
Literature
Live Performance
Magic
Medical
Mental Health
Movie
Movies
Music
NASA
Overwatch
Paranormal
Party
Performance
Photoshoot
Podcast
Pop Culture
Psychology
Q&A
Romance
Saint Arnold
Sci-Fi
Showing
Special Guest
Star Trek
Star Wars
StarCraft II
Steampunk
Streamers
Street Fighter V
Table Top Gaming
Technology
Terminator
Tournament
Trivia
TV series
Video Gaming
Web Comics
Workshop
Wrestling

Venue Locations

2nd Floor Walker Balcony
310C
320A
320BC
330
340
350A
350B
350C
350DE
350F
351A
351BE
351D
351F
352A
352EF
360A
360BCEF
360D
361AD
361BCEF
362
370AB
370D
370E
372AB
381
ARMA Booth - Hall A
Ballroom C
Cultural Arts Avenue - Second Floor McKinney Balcony
Epic Photo Booth A
Epic Photo Booth B
ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship Arena - B3 East
General Assembly - 3rd Floor
Hall C Lobby
Hall E - First Floor
Houston Outlaws - 3rd Floor Prefunction Area
Live Podcast Booth - #3419
Murder By The Book Booth #4107
NASA Exhibit
Plaza on the Avenida
T-Mobile Booth #2729
Techland Booth - Maker Space