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Friday, March 18
 

5:00pm

Psychology Of Anime
Anime has been one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment for the past 2 decades. What is it about anime that inherently draws the attention of such large and diverse groups of people? Join us as we discuss different psychological principles and explore how our minds work. Psychology of Anime is a product of substandard science.


Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade 1

5:00pm

Costuming On A Budget
Learn tips and tricks to be a thrifty costumer, using small alterations to make big changes, and how to hone that eye for "that could work..."


Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Director's Row 3

5:00pm

So You Want To Be A Movie Fighter?
Come hear tips from our experts on how fight in a movie.


Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade 3

5:00pm

Ghost Hunting For Beginners
Join a panel of paranormal investigators as they share how to start a paranormal group, tools of the trade and best practices.


Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade 2

5:00pm

Say What? Writing For a Younger Audience
Understanding how to write your story content and dialogue for a younger audience.


Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ridgelake

5:00pm

Crafts, Coloring, Board Games
Crafts, Coloring, Board Games


Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Director's Row 4

5:00pm

The Martian
Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Director's Row 5

6:00pm

Anime Dubbing
Back by popular demand! Practice your different character voices and find out what it would be like to go in the sound box and record your favorite animes!gwen


Friday March 18, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Promenade 1

6:00pm

Leather Crafting Workshop
Want to learn about leather and how to make a bracelet to take home?


Friday March 18, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Director's Row 3

6:00pm

Opening Ceremony Rehearsal & Setup
Friday March 18, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

6:00pm

Cryptozoology - Bigfoot and other legends
From the depths of Loch Ness to the wooded paths of Bray Raod, people have seen creatures that exist outside of known zoology. We discuss the most popular creatrues such as Big Foot, Nessie to the more obscure.


Friday March 18, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Promenade 2

6:00pm

How Did I End Up Here?
Wormholes, spells and time travel? How to write this type story and how to avoid plot holes.


Friday March 18, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ridgelake

7:00pm

Getting Started In The Comics Industry
Our panelists will discuss how they go started & will give tips on how you can get into the Comics industry.


Friday March 18, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Promenade 1

7:00pm

It's All In The Details
Nothing says "masterwork cosplay" like having something look amazing and up close.


Friday March 18, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Director's Row 3

7:00pm

Opening Ceremony
MidSouthCon 34 officially kicks off here as we greet our Guests of Honor, and say hello to our members


Friday March 18, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

7:00pm

Making A Film For $0.00.
Come learn how to make films on the cheap.


Friday March 18, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Promenade 3

7:00pm

Cursed: The Bell Witch
Join author and Bell Witch expert Pat Fitzhugh as he discusses the Bell Witch legend and the new A&E series Cursed: The Bell Witch


Friday March 18, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Promenade 2

7:00pm

Overused Ploys and Tropes
Write fresh ideas instead of overused ploys and tropes.


Friday March 18, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ridgelake

8:00pm

Makeup / FX Spotlight
Join A.G. Howard and Kasey Dees for a special QA and demonstration


Friday March 18, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Director's Row 3

8:00pm

Webcomics
Is It All The Rage? More artists are turning to the internet to get their artwork out there. Discuss the pros and cons of Webcomics


Friday March 18, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Promenade 1

8:00pm

Meet The Guests
We have a lot of interesting guests at MidSouthCon - come and have a chance to meet them and chat.


Friday March 18, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand Ballroom D and E

8:00pm

The Impact Of Gaming On Pop Culture
From sitcom references to Shirt-a-Day mash-ups, join us as we discuss how gaming has invaded the mainstream.


Friday March 18, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Promenade 3

8:00pm

Paranormal Investigating Hauntings, Legends & The Spirit World
Join real paranormal investigators as they discuss their experiences searching for spirits. Ghosts, shadow people and interdimensional beings are just a few of the topics we will discuss.


Friday March 18, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Promenade 2

8:00pm

From Dreary To Intense
Kick your novel up a notch! Tips and tricks to grab your audience's attention and keep it.


Friday March 18, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ridgelake

8:00pm

Geek Jeopardy!
You love the game show Jeopardy! Now come watch or possibly participate with a geek twist. All particaipants will win awesome prizes!


Friday March 18, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

8:00pm

Weird Science
Friday March 18, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Director's Row 5

9:00pm

Inking & Coloring
What is the difference between inking and coloring and what you need to know.


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Promenade 1

9:00pm

Cosplay In And Around The 901
Many groups around Memphis and the Midsouth include cosplay and costuming as part of what they do. Come and find a little bit more about them!


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Director's Row 3

9:00pm

Meet The Guests
We have a lot of interesting guests at MidSouthCon - come and have a chance to meet them and chat.


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ballroom D and E

9:00pm

Gamers Anonymous
Gaming Addiction? Our team is here to help ween you off of your game... by getting you addicted to a few more!


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Promenade 3

9:00pm

Kevin Cain - Haunted Doll Collector and Live Investigation
Join author and haunted doll collector Kevin Cain, psychic and medium Kalila Smith and the MidSouth Paranormal Society for a live investigation of haunted dolls.


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Promenade 2

9:00pm

Humor, Gore, & So Much More
Are you worried your story has too much gore or humor in your horror story? Panelists will discuss what they have found to be the perfect mix.


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ridgelake

10:00pm

Preparing For An Art Show/Exhibit
Ideas on how to determine if your art is good enough for an art show and how to prepare for it.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Director's Row 3

10:00pm

'How Does That Natural D20 Make You FEEL?' -Gaming As Therapy-
Some people would rather spend an hour on their therapist's couch for $300. Then there are those of us who'd rather slay dragons for 300 Gold.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Promenade 3

10:00pm

Living Off-Planet
We discuss the movie "The Martian" and the reaities of travelling to distant worlds and living off-planet


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Promenade 2

10:00pm

Dystopias, Zombies, and Apocolypses
Dystopias are all the rage, but are they just a fade? What about Apocolypses? Find out what these panelists believe will survive them all.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Ridgelake

10:00pm

Secret World Of Arrietty
A tiny "Borrower" teen (Mirai Shida) and her family live under a house's floorboards and survive by borrowing items from the home's human inhabitants.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00am
Promenade 1

10:00pm

Predator
Friday March 18, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00am
Director's Row 5

10:30pm

Amber Lea Dance Troupe
Enjoy the beautiful art of belly and tribal dancing by Amber Lea Dance Productions


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30pm - Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00am
Grand Ballroom C

11:00pm

Bringing Your Cosplay To Life
Cosplay can be more than just putting on a costume.


Friday March 18, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00am
Director's Row 3

11:00pm

Indie Video Game Development
Panelists will discuss share their experiences getting involved with indie video game development locally and how to get started yourself.

Panelists

Friday March 18, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00am
Promenade 3

11:00pm

Going From Innocent To Steamy
Not sure how to write romance? Get advice from the experts!


Friday March 18, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00am
Ridgelake

12:00am

12:00am

12:00am

Debate Of The Dead
Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00am - 4:00am
Promenade 2

2:00am

Dance
Panelists

Saturday March 19, 2016 2:00am - 4:00am
Grand Ballroom C
 
Saturday, March 19
 

9:00am

Crafts With Sally & Oogie Boogie
Sally & Oogie Boogie will be making crafts with all of the little monsters! Our room theme is "Nightmare Before Christmas" Come and dye Easter Eggs & make sticker Jack-o-Lanterns.


Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Director's Row 4

9:00am

Competion Costuming
Want to win that masquerade contest? Learn what judges look for and how to put your creation over the top!


Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Director's Row 3

9:00am

Dune
Our Dune panel will explore the original novels as well the movies and expanded universe of Frank Herbert's epic saga. Through discussing the movies, games, and novels,we will divine the true meaning of water, prophecy, and The Golden Path.


Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Promenade 3

9:00am

The End Has Come
Finished your novel but don't know what to do now? Panelists will discuss what comes next.


Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Ridgelake

9:00am

Saturday Morning Cartoons
Batman: The Animated Series

Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Director's Row 5

10:00am

Teen Titans
When there is trouble you know who to call! Teen Titans!


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Promenade 1

10:00am

Story Time With Sally & Crafts
Come & listen to Sally read, "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
& make Traditional Christmas Crackers. They are going to "crack" & everything!!


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Director's Row 4

10:00am

Superhero Smackdown
Our yearly tournament-style battles between your favorite heroes & villains


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom C

10:00am

Fighting Demo
Panelists

Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom D and E

10:00am

Star Trek: 50 Years & Beyond- A Look at Canon, Captains and Legacy
From the original Kirk & Spock to Picard & Janeway to the new Chris Pine / Zachary Quinto movies our panelists will discuss the full 50 years of the groundbreaking show!


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Promenade 3

10:00am

Alternative Fates Of The Universe
We discuss the future of earth and the various scenarios of our future development


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Promenade 2

10:00am

Getting In Your Own Way
Pictures, research, making artwork; is this helpful to creating your novel or is it really just procrastination.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Ridgelake

10:00am

Iron Artist
Live painting demo featuring artists creating works of art to donate for Art & Charity Auction


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Director's Row 3

11:00am

11:00am

Bob McLeod Interview
Tom Bondurant does his yearly interview with our Comics Guest Of Honor Bob McLeod


Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Promenade 1

11:00am

Force Awakens
Our panelists will give their thoughts on the latest install of the Star Wars saga. There will be A LOT of spoilers!


Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Promenade 3

11:00am

Gravitational Waves
Panelists

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

11:00am

The History & Future Of Humans
An archeologist/anthropologist and a metapysical futurist look to the past and slingshot the discussion into the future. We discuss where we have been as a species and where we might be going. Is a course correction in order?


Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Promenade 2

11:00am

The Pitch
Worried your Pitch isn't quite ready yet? Panelist will discuss perfecting the pitch and who to send it too.


Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ridgelake

11:00am

Ant-Man
Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Director's Row 5

12:00pm

ATA Taekwondo Demo
Midtown ATA will be putting on a fun & entertaining demonstration. Crowd participation is highly enocouraged!! Some of the students & instructors will be highlighting their skills, all for your entertainment!! There will be a few awesome surprises during the demo, come in, grab a friend & see what Midtown ATA is all about. More information about this school & organization can be found at: http://www.midtownata.com/


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom D and E

12:00pm

Psychology Of The Joker
We all know the Joker is crazy. Come see a rather interesting look at the Clown Prince Of Crime.


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Promenade 1

12:00pm

Sewing Basics
How do I thread a machine? What’s a ‘serger’? What is this little doo-dad for? Where do I even start?


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Director's Row 3

12:00pm

'Back In My Day...' The History Of Gaming Inequality
From the golden days of hiding your dice from your fundamentalist parents to the sexist nature of #GamerGate, our team will discuss and debate the social hardships of being a gamer.


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Promenade 3

12:00pm

Cryptozoology - Bigfoot, Tipton County Wildman, and other sasquatch research
Panelists discuss global and local legends of Sasquatch like creatures. including discussion of the Sasquatch Genome Project.


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Promenade 2

12:00pm

Where Have We Been & Where Are We Going?
A slideshow presentation and discussion by Lionel Crews

Panelists

Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

12:00pm

Strange Magic
Magic accompanies many tales in this age. But how do you avoid writing magic that sounds like someone elses?


Saturday March 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ridgelake

1:00pm

Beyond the Anime
Take a closer look at the behind the scenes of what makes an anime tick.ash

Panelists

Saturday March 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Promenade 1

1:00pm

Science With Summer
Science with Summer is always fun! This experiment will be "Chameleon Chemical Reaction".


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Director's Row 4

1:00pm

Penciling and Inking An Eclectic Career
Our Comics Guest Of Honor talks about his career penciling & inking such comics as Superman, Spider-Man, Star Wars, & the Phantom.


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

1:00pm

Wigs and Makeup
Learn how to complete that look with beauty and FX makeup and the proper way to wear and care for wigs.


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Director's Row 3

1:00pm

The ART Of Gaming
Panelists will discuss the amazing artwork found in RPG books, CCGs & boardgames and how that art brings those games to life


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Promenade 3

1:00pm

Ice & Fire: Game Of Thrones
This an open discussion about the popular book and hit HBO tv series. We will discuss a brief history of Westeros and the cities beyond the Sunset Kingdom, as well as characters, families and much more. Join us in this amazingly seductive story. Become a player... in the Game of Thrones, were this is either survive and play the game or die noble.


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom D and E

1:00pm

Everyday Hogwarts
Although it has been years since Harry Potter left the silverscreen, Potterheads are a diehard fandom and our love of all things Potter still burns brightly. While we may not be able to attend Hogwarts, we can still learn some of the same subjects as Harry and the gang. Everyday Hogwarts is a panel that discusses some of the real concepts and Hogwarts subjects of Harry Potter and how you can use them in your everyday life.


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Promenade 2

1:00pm

Technology In Novels
CAT Scans to Microscopes; what to know when writing technology into your story. Find out if Imagination or Facts win out!


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ridgelake

1:00pm

Man Of Steel
Saturday March 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Director's Row 5

2:00pm

Anime Countdown
Anime countdown is an ongoing panel series that looks at the best anime of different genres. Join us in today’s panel as we count down the top 5 samurai anime and the top 5 weirdest anime. If your a fan of these genres or just interested in finding “good” anime then this the place to be! Anime Countdown is a product of Substandard Science.


Saturday March 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade 1

2:00pm

Building a World Through Art
Learn what it takes to create the images in your own world


Saturday March 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Director's Row 3

2:00pm

Origami / Archery
Come & fold some paper with us!! We will learn some groovy oragami shapes.

Archery inside?! You got it! Come & test your skills!


Saturday March 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Director's Row 4

2:00pm

Building the Demon Lord
Robert Schwalb, our Gaming Guest of Honor, has been involved in the development of many roleplaying games. His newest work, Shadow of the Demon Lord, provides a adventure into a realm entrenched in both deep fantasy and science fiction. Come along for a discussion of his creation process as well as how The Demon Lord came to be.


Saturday March 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

2:00pm

The Gamemaster Is Your Frenemy
GMs just want to share an amazing story...
Even if they have to kill you to do it!


Saturday March 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade 2

2:00pm

Doctor Who Shades vs. Screwdriver
Do you like the Sonic Shades? We will discuss the history of Doctor Who including the current season and what will happen now that Steven Moffitt is stepping down.


Saturday March 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom D and E

2:00pm

Beyond the Galaxy
Ethan Siegel discusses his book Byond the galaxy. The story of the universe in plain terms, how old is it, how big is it and hat is its fate.

Panelists

Saturday March 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade 3

2:00pm

Paid Writing Jobs
Not the best storyteller but love to write? Come ask the experts on what other paid writing jobs there are.


Saturday March 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ridgelake

3:00pm

Art GoH Anne Stokes GoH Panel
Panelists

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

3:00pm

Glass Blowing
Studio 1688 is a local studio. Teresa White is the owner & instructor of this great little studio. She offers glass blowing & glass fusing classes or one on one sessions. For more information check out her website: http://www.blownfuseglassart.com/


Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Director's Row 4

3:00pm

Artist Quick Sketch
Our talented artist will try & draw your suggestions. All drawing will go into the Art & Charity Auction.


Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Promenade 1

3:00pm

Cospositivity
Promoting diversity through positivity and appreciation for cosplayers of all varieties


Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Director's Row 3

3:00pm

Meet The Darrell Finalists
These Awards are presented by the Darrell Awards Jury in association with Memphis Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions, Inc. to promote literacy in the Mid-South by recognizing the best published local science fiction, fantasy, and horror. For more information check out the Darrell Awards home site.



Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom D and E

3:00pm

Ultimate Character Creation
The Do's & Dont's of creating a character that will best benefit an enjoyable gaming experience.


Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Promenade 3

3:00pm

Ghost Hunting 101 and Tools of the trade
Learn the tips, tricks and tools of paranormal investigators


Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Promenade 2

3:00pm

Meet the Nielsen Haydens' Co-Editor Guests Of Honor
Meet our award winning co-Guests of Honor and discuss their work with authors, magazines and their own writings.


Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ridgelake

3:30pm

Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Saturday March 19, 2016 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Director's Row 5

4:00pm

Drawing A Block
Learn how to over come the artists version of writers block and get back to creating.


Saturday March 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Director's Row 3

4:00pm

Astrophysics With Ethan Siegl
Ever heard of an Astrophysicist? Ever wanted to talk to one? Well, now's your chance!!! Come in & make your own solar system with Ethan Siegl. You will get to talk & learn about our planets & solar system.


Saturday March 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Director's Row 4

4:00pm

The Comic Book Come Back
Come join us to discuss how your favorite super heroes are making it big in even todays pop culture.


Saturday March 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Promenade 1

4:00pm

Batman vs. Superman Dawn Of Justice
The big showdown is a week away. Come hear what our panelists think of the year's biggest movie.


Saturday March 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Promenade 3

4:00pm

Tarot Reading and Divination
Divination has a long and varied history, spanning the world and time. Reading Tarot, using a pendulum or reading tea leaves are all techniques we use to gain guidance and ask advice. To part the veil is to see the other side, to connect with a non-physical reality. We will discuss what exactly divination is and isn’t, tips and tricks for performing divination and some of the science behind our connections to what’s behind the veil.


Saturday March 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Promenade 2

4:00pm

Christie Golden: Characters I Have Known and Loved
When you've written 49 novels in 25 years, you've dealt with a lot of characters! In this panel, Christie Golden, known for her strong characterizations, shares some of her favorites--the ones she's created, and the ones she's borrowed for a time. They might not be who you'd expect!

Panelists

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

4:00pm

Creating Realistic Fight Scenes: Know Your Weapons
What makes a fight scene realistic? Panelists will discuss how to create and improve the fight scene and the how the use of weapons can improve or detract from the story.


Saturday March 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ridgelake

5:00pm

Science With Summer / Face Painting
Summer is going to lead an experiment called "Elephant Toothpaste". This experiment was such a hit last year that she is going to do it again!!

Did you miss getting your face painted at the Dance Party?! Well, now is your chance!


Saturday March 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Director's Row 4

5:00pm

Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary
Our panelists discuss the Amazon Warrior, Diana Prince. They will discuss her evolution through comics, tv, & the new upcoming Justice League movie saga.


Saturday March 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade 1

5:00pm

Makeup / FX Spotlight
Join A.G. Howard and Kasey Dees for a special QA and demonstration


Saturday March 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Director's Row 3

5:00pm

Masquerade Tech Rehersal
Masquerade entrants only

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

5:00pm

Intro To Podcasting
Find out what it takes to start your own podcast.


Saturday March 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade 3

5:00pm

The Haunted Doll Collector
Join author and haunted doll collector Kevin Cainfor a discussion on haunted dolls and objects.

Panelists

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Promenade 2

5:00pm

Creatures: From Mythological To Paranormal
What makes a fantasy or supernatural story great? How about some creatures! Panelists will discuss different types of creatures to add to your story.


Saturday March 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ridgelake

5:00pm

6:00pm

Digital Art Past, Present, & Future
From Andy Warhol's soup cans to the creation of immersive virtual reality installations. Where is Digital art heading next?


Saturday March 19, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Director's Row 3

6:00pm

Origami / Archery
You too can learn to be a Master Origamist.

Last chance to show off those awesome archery skills! Come in & show out or come & learn some new skills! Or better yet, why don't you do both!


Saturday March 19, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Director's Row 4

6:00pm

Digital Comics
Declining sales and pirating has led some publishers to find new ways to publish their comics, while others are just adapting to the digital age while still having great success with the printed comic format.


Saturday March 19, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Promenade 1

6:00pm

A Trip To Hogwarts
Whether you started with the books or the movies, our panelists discuss all things Harry Potter.


Saturday March 19, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Promenade 3

6:00pm

UFO Sightings and Aliens

Saturday March 19, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Promenade 2

6:00pm

Jocks, and Nerds, and Goths, Oh My!
Think your characters are just stereotypes? How to avoid this and make dyanamic characters; and when it's okay to use them!


Saturday March 19, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ridgelake

6:00pm

Real Genius
Saturday March 19, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Director's Row 5

7:00pm

The Art Of Sam Flegal
Sam Flegal answers questions about his art and creates a one of a kind piece of art.


Saturday March 19, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Director's Row 3

7:00pm

Women In Comics
Wonder Woman, Black Widow, Storm, Harley Quinn, Lois Lane- our panelists discuss the major female influences in comics & how they have evolved.


Saturday March 19, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Promenade 1

7:00pm

So You Want To Be A Film Maker?
Get tips from the experts on where & how to start your own films.


Saturday March 19, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Promenade 3

7:00pm

Cursed: The Bell Witch
Join author and Bell Witch expert Pat Fitzhugh as he discusses the Bell Witch legend and the new A&E series Cursed: The Bell Witch

Panelists

Saturday March 19, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Promenade 2

7:00pm

Art & Charity Auction
Saturday March 19, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

7:00pm

Riverside Opera LARP

Saturday March 19, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Ridgelake

8:00pm

Painting Workshop
Participants are able to test their artistic ability and create a one of a kind piece of art.

"Cost for workshop is $20 per person. Pay for tickets at registration and return tickets for admission to the work shop. Tickets are non-refundable


Saturday March 19, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Director's Row 3

8:00pm

Masquerade Workmanship Judging
Masquerade entrants only

Panelists

Saturday March 19, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Promenade 1

8:00pm

Pixels
Saturday March 19, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Director's Row 5

10:00pm

Writing Groups & Why They Are Good
Come and talk to members of Imagicopter, Malice in Memphis, and the Horror Writers Association.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Director's Row 3

10:00pm

Masquerade
Our annual Grand Masquerade. Show off your costume and have a chance at a $100 prize for Best of Show or win other prizes. Sign up in the Hallway outside of Dealer's Room by NOON on Saturday!


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00pm - Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00am
Grand Ballroom C

10:00pm

Masquerade
Our annual Grand Masquerade. Show off your costume and have a chance at a $100 prize for Best of Show or win other prizes. Sign up in the Hallway outside of Dealer's Room by NOON on Saturday!

Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00pm - Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00am
Grand Ballroom D and E

10:00pm

Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00pm - Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00am
Director's Row 5

11:00pm

Ponies After Dark

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00am
Director's Row 3

12:00am

Dance
Panelists

Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00am - 4:00am
Grand Ballroom C

12:00am

Dance
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00am - 4:00am
Grand Ballroom D and E

12:00am

Debate Of The DEAD
Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00am - 4:00am
Promenade 2

12:00am

 
Sunday, March 20
 

9:00am

10:00am

Ouran High School Host Club
If you have seen it, you love it! If you haven't yet. you must!


Sunday March 20, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Promenade 1

10:00am

10:00am

From Zero To Hero
What makes a hero, a hero? How do you write a hero that your audience can get behind? What will lose them from the beginning?


Sunday March 20, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Ridgelake

11:00am

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic
If you love MLPFM then you will be here, or if you even just like it.


Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Promenade 1

11:00am

Steampunk
Not just clocks and gears! Learn how to create an original Steampunk character or convert something that already exists into Steampunk.


Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Director's Row 3

11:00am

Old Fandom Vs. New Fandom
Out with the old and in with the new? What must we do to insure our fandom's don't fade. Educating the young people and guiding them in the ways of fandom.


Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Promenade 3

11:00am

Interstellar Travel
Getting from here to there - futuristic Travel


Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Promenade 2

11:00am

Rule The Galaxy Together: Writing In A Shared Universe
Slideshow detailing best practices for writing tie-in fiction as well as any kinds of works in collaboration, from fanfic to roleplaying campaigns.


Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

11:00am

Who Loves Short Stories? We Love Short Stories!
What are short stories and why do we love them? Discuss with authors how they pack so much into so little.


Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom D and E

11:00am

Writing Real Events
Whether you are writing creative non-fiction or adding something that happened in the news, you need to know how to translate that realistically in your novel.


Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ridgelake

11:00am

Jurassic World
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Director's Row 5

12:00pm

What's Your Medium
Various artists share how they create using many types of materials


Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Director's Row 3

12:00pm

Arkham Bruce Wayne
What if Bruce Wayne was a patient at Arkham Asylum, & all the villains were asylum employees? Come meet members of the Rouges Gallery.


Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

12:00pm

12:00pm

Capturing A Moment
Capturing a moment in time. A picture says a thousand words.


Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Promenade 3

12:00pm

Haunted Memphis
Author and historian Laura Cunningham discusses her book Haunted Memphis.


Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Promenade 2

12:00pm

Creating Strong Characters
What makes a character dynamic? Panelists will discuss what makes a character strong.


Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ridgelake

12:00pm

Do I Really Need An Editor?
You wrote it and it's perfect. Why you should allow someone else to go over your work.


Sunday March 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom D and E

1:00pm

What's It Like In The Anime World?
What is it like being a voice actor or even just a part of the anime field? How can you relate to your characters?


Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Promenade 1

1:00pm

Costuming For Theater And Film
Discuss the ins and outs with our panelists of creating costumes for stage and film.


Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Director's Row 3

1:00pm

Classic Horror Movies
Do you love classic horror movie's like Godzilla, the Mummy, Dracula and the rest? Come discuss your favorites and why they have endured.


Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Promenade 3

1:00pm

Living Off-Planet
We discuss the movie "The Martian" and the reaities of travelling to distant worlds and living off-planet


Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Promenade 2

1:00pm

Retelling Classic Tales
Got a great idea on how to give an old story a fresh spin? Panelists will discuss retelling classic books and tales to reach a new audience.


Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ridgelake

1:00pm

Self Publishing
Independent verses traditional publishing


Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom D and E

1:00pm

Flash Gordon
Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Director's Row 5

2:00pm

The Real Japan
How does the real Japan compare with the anime?


Sunday March 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade 1

2:00pm

All In Knots
Let the "Master of Knots" show you how to tie string and fine metals into intricate jewelry

Panelists

Sunday March 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Director's Row 3

2:00pm

2:00pm

Star Wars & Star Trek
Come hear former Guest Of Honor & our current Author Guest Of Honor talk about their previous Star Wars & Star Trek works, as well as their current projects.


Sunday March 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade 3

2:00pm

Black Eyed Kids
People all over the world have had terrifying encounters with Black Eyed Kids yet we know little about them. We will discuss popular theories on the subject and anayze accounts of confrontations with them.


Sunday March 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Promenade 2

2:00pm

The Bard Lives!
Is poetry relevant today or is it a lost form of writing that only applies to sappy love stories?


Sunday March 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom D and E

2:00pm

Writing For Your Demographic
Unsure who your writing for? Panelists will discuss how to discover who is your target audience and how to write to them.


Sunday March 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ridgelake

3:00pm

Anime On Demand
First come first serve. Watch your favorite or a new anime to wrap up the con!


Sunday March 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Promenade 1

3:00pm

Props
Discuss and learn how to create accessory items for your costume, large and small.


Sunday March 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Director's Row 3

3:00pm

Let's All Go To The Lobby
It was the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights. Re-live those good old days of classic drive in movies.


Sunday March 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Promenade 3

3:00pm

Time Travel
Time travel when and how we might accomplish it?

Panelists

Sunday March 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Promenade 2

3:00pm

Dark and Stormy
It was a dark and stormy night...Professional guests tell stories from con goers suggestions.


Sunday March 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

4:00pm