11:30 presented by Jimmy Woody:
Pop Culture And Cars
From the First Blade to Baby: A Look into Hardcore Fandom Prop Building
Ever see something on TV and just knew you had to recreate it? Car guy, Jimmy Woody of Supernatural Rides knows that feeling, and is sharing his insider tips with you! From small props to building the Ecto 1 or Baby, you’ll leave with a beginner’s guide to research and looking for the proper parts to finishing out that ultimate piece that will bring any hardcore fan’s obsession to life.
12:30 presented by Chris Shrewsbury:
“Conventions and Cosplay with Disabilities”
I am experiencing a terminal neurological illness, am a lower-leg amputee, and am partially wheelchair-bound. Using my journey as a starting point, I will explore the challenges and opportunities facing those dealing with many types of disabilities, from sensory and mobility impairments to “invisible conditions” like ADHD and social anxiety disorder. This discussion is not only for people that identify themselves as disabled, but also for family, friends, and anyone wishing to learn how to be a support. In a safe and encouraging environment, the audience will have an opportunity to share experiences and perspective aimed at enhancing the fandom convention, with a special emphasis on the amazing world of cosplay.
1:30 presented by Dan Johnson and friends – Gene Armstrong Dean Costner and Robert T. Muhammad
EXCELSIOR!: CHARLOTTE COMICON’S STAN LEE TRIBUTE PANEL
The world of comics fandom was saddened to learn of the passing of Stan Lee on November 12, 2018. In the history of the industry, there was no other writer who had given so much to the world of comics as Stan, in regard to creativity, imagination and pure joy. Join our panelists as they pay tribute to The Man and discuss his impact on the medium and them as comics fans.
2:30 presented by Victor Goldberg and Dennis Walls:
A version of the popular cosplay 101. We have all seen panels where it seems more of tips than where to start. This will be a panel that shows a cosplay from start to finish.
I have cosplay a D.C. charater called The Joker. I started cosplay this character back in 2008. For the past 10 years I have not only cosplayed differnet version as he appearded in the comics but have done different takes of him.
During the panel, we will be talking about how I brought this cosplay to life, such as:
*choosing the character
*researching the character
* figuring out how to bring said character to reality
* different trial and errors
*upgrades done over the years
*how to properly transfer from cannon to noncannon versions