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Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019 Schedule :: Sessions




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5:00 pm

Spotlight on Gotham's Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie :: Room 220BC
Morena Baccarin, Ben McKenzie, Dana Han-Klein
Friday August 16, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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The Science of Science Fiction :: Room 212ABCD
Gary Whitta, Paul Blake, Brian Herring, Penny Boston, Robert Hanson
Friday August 16, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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5:30 pm

Positive Unpopular Opinion Movie Tournament of Death :: Room LL21AB
Mae Linh Fatum, Mike Fatum, Thomas Marrone, Ellie Schweizer
Friday August 16, 2019 :: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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6:00 pm

It's Morphin Time! Q&A With the Power Rangers :: Room 220BC
Karan Ashley, Austin St. John, Johnny Yong Bosch, David Fielding
Friday August 16, 2019 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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NASA’s Search for Life Beyond Earth :: Room 212ABCD

Friday August 16, 2019 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Reframing the Other: Writing Diverse Characters in Integrated and Culture-Centered Worlds :: Room 230A

Friday August 16, 2019 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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6:30 pm

Con Crunch: The Musical :: Room 111
Jacqueline Gohner, Jay Justice, Chrissy Lynne Kyle
Friday August 16, 2019 :: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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Cosplay is not Consent :: Room LL21AB
Brandon Isaacson, Sparkle Stache, shelly bakugou, Cammie Duvall, Killerkween Cosplay
Friday August 16, 2019 :: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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7:00 pm

Dollars to Diversity: Why More Diverse Marvel/DC/Disney Heroes Make Economic Sense :: Room 230A
Tom Saidak, Jeremy Erman, Sandra Saidak, Rocio Salas, Sumiko Saulson
Friday August 16, 2019 :: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Ghost Finders Secret Clips & Sharing Tales :: Room 212ABCD
Heather Bordelean, Megan Deputy Cooper, Daniel Klaes, Rob Thompson
Friday August 16, 2019 :: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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7:30 pm

Bring Your Game to Local Cons :: Room 111

Friday August 16, 2019 :: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Yes You Can! Cosplaying with confidence :: Room LL21AB
Brandon Isaacson, Sparkle Stache, Cammie Duvall, Jokerswild Cosplay, Carly Jones, Lisaissad
Friday August 16, 2019 :: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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10:30 am

How to make Indie Films in the Bay Area :: Room 111
Franco Allen, Elizabeth Castrillo, Ben Dennis, Eduardo Castrillo, Jackie Dallas, Tim Morrill
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Worldbuilding: Creating a Universe from a Blank Page :: Room LL21AB

Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Writing Artless Comic Books :: Room 230A
Jeremy Erman, Valerie Frankel, David Reiss, Sarah Stegall, David Strom
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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11:00 am

Causeplay - a Fandom with Purpose :: Room 114
Mitchell Johnson Sr., William Moore, A.J. Wu, Mark Chu-Lin
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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11:30 am

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: Non-linear Path to Success: Chris Hadfield moderated by Adam Savage :: Room 220BC
Chris Hadfield, Adam Savage
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Productivity For Geeks :: Room 230A

Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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So You Wanna Cosplay: Cosplay 101 :: Room LL21AB
Cammie Duvall, Brandon Isaacson, Captain Kaycee, Sparkle Stache, Odin Abbott, Dani Sinclair
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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What You See and Don't See - Mobile Games Making Money :: Room 111
Darren Markovitz, Arpit Patel, Hubert Yee
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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12:00 pm

Harry Potter Trivia by McGonagall's Army (ages 13+) :: Room 114
Beth Warsaw, Jamiellin Kelsey, Alison Kronenberg, Krischelle Love, Hamsa Ramesha, April Tarbuskovich
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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HUMANS FLYING, DRIVERLESS CARS AND MORE! What does the future of commuting look like? :: Room 211ABCD
Vincent Brisebois, Jason Lederman, Kamal Mistry, Marshall Mosher
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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12:30 pm

Andy Weir Fan Q&A :: Room 230A
Andy Weir
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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Foamsmithing 101 :: Room LL21AB
Nerd Alert Cosplay, Brandon Isaacson, shelly bakugou, Michael Carnahan, yaudiel flores
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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More than Princess Peach: The History of Women in Gaming :: Room 111
Matt Diamond, Valerie Frankel, Sandra Saidak, Rocio Salas
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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Spotlight: Morena Baccarin :: Room 220BC
Morena Baccarin
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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The Women of NASA :: Room 212ABCD

Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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1:00 pm

The Law of Universal Monsters :: Room 114
Stanley Boone, Joshua Gilliland, Angela Storey, Stephen Tollafield
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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VIRTUAL WORLDS TO AUGMENTED REALITIES :: Room 211ABCD
Norman Chan, Euan K Macdonald, Darshan Shankar, Evelyn Shaw, Edward Tang
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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1:30 pm

Men in Tights: Advice from the men of Cosplay :: Room LL21AB
Nerd Alert Cosplay, Brandon Isaacson, Odin Abbott, jab burrise, yaudiel flores, christine knobel
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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Spotlight: Stone Cold Steve Austin :: Room 220BC
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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2:00 pm

Featured Fireside with Legendary game designer, Will Wright moderated by Chris Morris (Fortune) :: Room 212ABCD
Will Wright, Chris Morris
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Galaxy Quest, 20 years of magic :: Room 111
Rachelle Lopez, Harold Weir, Roxanne Weir
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Over 30 Cosplay :: Room 230A
Lola Burrise, John Callison, Jonas Dino, Anders Scot Hudson, Adam Juratovac, Jenna Levine
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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2:30 pm

Lawyers: The Crossover Villains? :: Room 114
Dana Arak-Eng, Lacy J Lodes
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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3:00 pm

FROM THE PAGES TO THE SCREEN featuring Andy Weir, Lindsey Beer, Gary Whitta :: Room 212ABCD
Gary Whitta, Andy Weir, Lindsey Beer
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Legion M: Fans Unite to Take Over Hollywood :: Room 230A
Jeff Annison, David Baxter, Alexandre O. Philippe, Paul Scanlan
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Retro Gaming Today :: Room 111
Jose Belaeza, Maxwell Scheller
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Spotlight: Adam Savage Fan Q&A :: Room 220BC
Adam Savage
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Taking Flight: Wing Fabrication for Cosplay :: Room LL21AB
Jacqueline Gohner
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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3:30 pm

Kombucha, From Your Kitchen to Your Cosplay :: Room 114
Brandon Isaacson, Christine Knobel
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Technology and the Future of Humanity :: Room 211ABCD
Michelle Ehrman, Dr. Susan Finkbeiner, Jason Lederman, Joanne Pransky
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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4:00 pm

A Fireside Chat with the Cast and Creators of Ghost Finders :: Room 230A
Heather Bordelean, Megan Deputy Cooper, Daniel Klaes, Rob Thompson
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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BEHIND THE LENS: Film/TV famed photogs share stories from sets of epic films & award-winning TV series :: Room 212ABCD
Jennifer Clasen, Matt Kennedy, Michael Klastorin, Justin Lubin, Hopper Stone
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Developing Animation and Comic Mobile Apps :: Room 111

Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Literary Pop :: Room LL21AB
Austin Blaylock, David Crady, Hayden Greif-Neill, Becca Henry, Alexandria Love, Russell McDermott, Marc Abrigo, Tirumari Jothi, Stephen Ku, Will Scovill
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Meet the Weasleys: Spotlight on James & Oliver Phelps :: Room 220BC
James & Oliver Phelps
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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4:30 pm

Fourth Wave Feminism and Diverse Superheroines :: Room 114
Matt Diamond, Valerie Frankel, David Reiss, Rocio Salas, Sumiko Saulson, David Strom
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Mars: Transforming from a Point to a Planet with Emerging Technologies :: Room 211ABCD
Andy Weir, Dr. Yvonne Cagle, Jason Lederman, J.R. Skok, Dr. Kitty Yeung
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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5:00 pm

Comics In Virtual Reality :: Room 230A

Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Fanplay: Fanbased Movie and TV Props :: Room LL21AB
Ernie Sheldon, Jeanie Croshaw, Zachary Spencer, Christopher Ting
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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RISE OF THE HACKERS: Don't fear them. Join them. :: Room 212ABCD
Sheera Frenkel, Eva Galperin, Parisa Tabriz
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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THE GEEK'S GUIDE TO LITERARY THEORY :: Room 111
Michael Todd Gallowglas
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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The Men of Gotham: Donal Logue & Ben McKenzie :: Room 220BC
Donal Logue, Ben McKenzie
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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5:30 pm

Fans Celebrating 40 Years of Alien :: Room 211ABCD
David Baxter, Tim Boxell, Alexandre O. Philippe
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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6:00 pm

The 4th Annual SVCC Cosplay Contest :: Room 220BC

Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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UFO's: They're Here - and Disclosure is Too! :: Room LL21AB
Robert Perala, Patrick Bailey, Lorien Fenton, UFO Jim Ledwith, Jo Ann Richards, Rob States
Saturday August 17, 2019 :: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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10:30 am

Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel - The Immortality of Soul :: Room 111

Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Returning through the Stargate with Alania Huffman and Joe Flanigan :: Room 220BC
Alaina Huffman
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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11:00 am

Intro to Geek Journalism :: Room 114
Stan Rezaee
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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11:30 am

Geek Fashion Show :: Room 220BC

Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Growing Up Gygax :: Room LL21AB
David Baxter, Luke Gygax
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Playing in other people's sandboxes: working in licensed fiction :: Room 230A

Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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The New, True Science of Time Travel :: Room 111

Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Writer's Room: What Makes a Good Story? :: Room 212ABCD
Gary Whitta, Dana Han-Klein, John Milius, Jon Paquette
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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12:00 pm

50 Years of Disney's Haunted Mansion :: Room 114

Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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The Artemis Generation: NASA’s Journey Forward to the Moon :: Room 211ABCD

Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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12:30 pm

(The Physics of) Time Travel and the Quantum Realm in Avengers: Endgame :: Room 212ABCD
Dr. Jose M. Gonzalez , Dr. Spyridon (Spiros) Michalakis
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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Self-Publishing For Authors :: Room 111
Chess Desalls, Steven Savage
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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Trailer Park 2.0: What's Coming To A Theater Near You :: Room 230A

Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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1:00 pm

Family Cosplay - Cosplaying with Kids :: Room LL21AB
Bastian Vaughn, Leon Bellew, Paisley Bellew, Rochelle Bellew, Ryan Bellew, Simon Bolls
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Harry Potter Trivia by McGonagall's Army (ages 12 and under) :: Room 114
Cindy Flores, Sherry Greer, Alison Kronenberg, Jennifer Noble, Cheryl Peevyhouse, Ginny Tice
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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1:30 pm

A Conversation with Star Trek Discovery's Captain Pike - Anson Mount :: Room 220BC
Anson Mount
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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D&D With a Haste Spell: Tomb of Horrors in 90 minutes :: Room 211ABCD
Luke Gygax
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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2:00 pm

4 STEPS TO ENGAGING STORIES :: Room LL21AB
Michael Todd Gallowglas
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Destroy the 'Default' :: Room 230A
Andrew Gaska, Steve Gordon, Jay Justice, JP Roth
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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OUR NEW JOURNEY TOWARD MARS AND BEYOND :: Room 212ABCD
J.R. Skok
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Sci-Fi Comes Alive on Mobile :: Room 111
Siamak Ashrafi
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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2:30 pm

Marketing for Self-Publishers :: Room 114
Chess Desalls, Kristen Jacobsen, Steven Savage
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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Spotlight: Julie Benz :: Room 220BC
Julie Benz
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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3:00 pm

How Game of Thrones Should've Ended :: Room 111
Alieu Bangura, Yonatan Bryant, Matt Diamond, Steven Frankel, Sandra Saidak, Sarah Stegall
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Nerd Rage: The Great Debates! :: Room 230A
Alexandria Love, Russell McDermott, Ato Walker, Marc Abrigo, Tirumari Jothi, Stephen Ku, Kristee Ono, Will Scovill
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Wigmaking and Styling for Cosplay and Beyond :: Room LL21AB
Chrissy Lynne Kyle
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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3:30 pm

Terminator Reunion :: Room 220BC
Michael Biehn, Edward Furlong, Kristanna Loken, Robert Patrick, Danny Cooksey, Jenette Goldstein
Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
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Video Overflow: Terminator Reunion :: Room 212ABCD

Sunday August 18, 2019 :: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
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Note that the panel and event schedules are subject to change, so please check back regularly for the latest additions and updates.