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Thursday, June 25
 

5:30pm

Flash Gordon Screening with Sam Jones
This is a special ticketed event.  For tickets, please click here.

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Sam Jones Meet & Greet Dinner – 5:30pm (VIP meet and greet ticket holders only)
Sam Jones Q&A – 6:45pm
Flash Gordon Film Screening – 7:15pm

“A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.”

You can now experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relive your favorite classic superhero movie, Flash Gordon, with the great Sam Jones himself!  Showing at the historic Artcraft Theater just south of Indianapolis, you’ll hear commentary from Flash as we watch him on the classic silver screen take on the mighty Ming the Merciless.

Admission to the event includes a Q&A session with fans and a screening of the original Flash Gordon with Sam Jones.  You’ll get exclusive insight and background information from the filming of the movie as Sam recalls his days on set and his life in Hollywood after Flash.

Tickets are limited, so buy early to reserve your seat for this epic event!


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This is a special ticketed event.  For tickets, please click here.
 

Speakers

Thursday June 25, 2015 5:30pm - 10:00pm
The Historic Artcraft Theater 57 North Main Street, Franklin, IN 46131
 
Friday, June 26
 

10:00am

Hourly Game Play - All Day Long
Not scheduled to play in a tournament yet?  That's okay, you can practice in the eBash GameZone!

Click Here for Ticket Information
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In 2014 we built complete LAN centers at conventions and held both fun and competitive events for gamers of all skill levels.  In 2015 we kick things off at Indy PopCon featuring new games with new systems and we can't wait to meet all of the new players! 

The highlight of this year's gaming zone features new Alienware X51 gaming computers.  These will be set-up for both hourly play and competitive events throughout the weekend.  If you want to join our local Minecraft server and jump into your favorite mods such as the Hunger Games Mod we have that for you.  If you're a League of Legends player and want to see how you stack up in LAN competition, join into our 5v5 random matches

Some highlights the 2015 Gaming Zone: 


  •  Racing simulators featuring Dirt 2 that are used each year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the infield for spectators

  • Wii U casual and competitive events for Smash Brothers and MarioKart

  • PC game library available:  League of Legends, Hearthstone, Smite, Heroes of Newerth, Minecraft, Dota 2 and more....

  • Unique Indy PopCon Trophies and Medals for the top players

  • Special in-game awards, skin codes and other treats from publishers


You may pre-purchase passes to any of the special events and even buy hourly passes early.  These all guarantee you a position for the times and let you skip the lines waiting to enter during the convention. 

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Click Here for Ticket Information 


Friday June 26, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

10:00am

Live Action Pathfinder Game (For Charity!)
Endless Dungeon is a charity event benefiting the Extra Life Foundation and Riley Children's Hospital.  Visit anytime during PopCon to hop into a game, or to observe and laugh, and - most importantly - support an awesome cause.

More Information 

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The Endless Dungeon is the quintessential tabletop experience modified and set into motion by the power of Donation. All proceeds go directly to the Extra Life Charity! The stage is occupied by the dungeon master who will lead our heroes through the Endless Dungeon. There are no designated players! Anyone who is interested in playing simply donates the proper amount and is then invited on stage to play.

The goal is to last as long as possible while the audience does everything in their power to aid or conquer the participating adventurers. Through donation the players along with anyone from the audience can create armor, weapons, or contribute potions to the players and enemies alike. As long-time adventurers ourselves we know how to create true challenges. 

Sponsors

Friday June 26, 2015 10:00am - 8:00pm
Endless Dungeon Room 130

11:00am

Morning Press Conference
Press conference and Q&A

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

11:00am

12:00pm

Newbies - First Time Con Goers 101
Never been to a con? Join us and learn!

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Akers

Ellie Akers

Game Developer Coordinator, Indy PopCon


Friday June 26, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

12:00pm

Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast Recording
The Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast grew out of a desire for five women to share their love for their various fandoms with anyone who would listen. Brought together by their love of Doctor Who, the Five(ish) Fangirls create a weekly podcast covering all aspects of fandom, including (but not limited to): TV, movies, comics, games, cosplay, and conventions. Be prepared for tangents and a lot of squee. All can be found at http://thefiveishfangirlspodcast.blogspot.com/

Friday June 26, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
E: Amalgam Podcast Network Stage

12:00pm

Night Of The Living Dead
A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.

Starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea Directed by George A.Romero

Friday June 26, 2015 12:00pm - 2:30pm
C: Film Room 138

12:30pm

Akira
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop. With voice work by Peter Spellos


Friday June 26, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
C: Film Room 136

12:30pm

The Lost Empire
In a land in a distant past, three beautiful women, members of a lost tribe, battle a male genius with diabolical plans to destroy their "Lost Empire." If the victor can find the sacred jewels, they can anticipate total power. Starring Melanie Vincz, Angela Aames and Angus Scrimm Directed by Jim Wynorski LIVE COMMENTARY WITH JIM WYNORSKI


Friday June 26, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
C: Film Room 137

1:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Indy PopCon 2015 is finally here!  Join us on the Main Stage as we officially open the show and get the ball rolling on an amazing weekend.

Speakers


Friday June 26, 2015 1:00pm - 1:25pm
A: Main Stage

1:00pm

1:30pm

Geek Standup Comedy
My name is Dylan Roahrig, and I am a local standup here in Indy. Myself and a small group of Indy and regional comics who specialize in geek\pop culture humor would like to perform for all of the PopCon attendees either in a single set highlighting each of us, or as interstitial entertainment between panels. As many of you recall, there was a troupe at PopCon last year from Iowa. We'd like to keep it local this year as this is an Indy Con, and we are Indy performers. Topics covered by comics will range from comic books to movies to games to cosplay and beyond. We would love to make our fellow PopConners laugh!

Speakers
avatar for Gerry Gobel

Gerry Gobel

Gerry Gobel is a 20+ year Indianapolis Comedy Veteran opening for the likes of Ron White and Billy Gardell. He recently completed a TV pilot called "The House of Wayward Men" and can be seen performing on the YouTube series "The Hell Gigs of Gerry Gobel.” Gerry will be at Theatre... Read More →
avatar for Will Hodges

Will Hodges

Will Hodges is an Indianapolis based comedian with 10 years in stand up. He writes and acts for the show Big Business, as well as being a comedy writer for the Naptown Rollergirls Announcing team.  He has also been the teams’ Massage Therapist for the past 9 seasons.  Will is... Read More →
avatar for Janette Perez

Janette Perez

Janette Pérez is an Indianapolis based writer and comedian who makes lemonade out of Midwestern life. When offstage, she supports her local comedy community by keeping a statewide comedy calendar and publishing relevant articles and book reviews on her blog (www.hoosiercomedy.com... Read More →
avatar for Dylan Roahrig

Dylan Roahrig

Dylan Roahrig is an Indianapolis based performer, writer, comedian and musician who attempts to make funny all of the things that frighten him.  He is frightened by a lot of things.  His geek cred includes having his Buffy TVS knowledge used in fellow PopCon panelist, Joan Dark’s... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
A: Main Stage

2:00pm

Let's Talk Cosplay - A Cosplay Q&A
Cosplay discussion with CosAwesome Studios members and Michael "Knightmage" Wilson around the following topics: Knowing your character – Suggestions on how to really get into character, know the details, etc. Building Vs. Buying costumes – Quick run down of opinions on crafting and commissioning a costume. Making cosplay more affordable - A few simple tricks to cut some costs associated with cosplay Cosplay stories - CosAwesome members will share some of their favorite cosplay stories. Photo shoots vs con floor – Planning your costumes and surroundings for photo shoots and con floor events. Question and Answer session at the end and also at the CosAwesome fan table.


Friday June 26, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

2:00pm

ComedySportz Panel
Indiana's premier improv comedy group brings you hilarious comedy great for everyone. A past hit of GenCon, Wizard World, and Awesome Con, ComedySportz is competitive improv comedy, where groups of performers make up scenes, create songs, or play games on the spot based on audience suggestions. This isn’t “Standup Comedy;” everything is unscripted. Every match is unique, featuring different games, different Players, and different suggestions provided by the fans. Bring your best, brightest, or most obscure Pop Culture references and get ready for comedy gold!


Friday June 26, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

2:00pm

2:00pm

Indy PopCon Facebook Group Meet Up
A meetup for our Facebook friends.

Moderators
avatar for Ellie Akers

Ellie Akers

Game Developer Coordinator, Indy PopCon

Friday June 26, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

2:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Tournament (Time TBD!)
The time for this event has NOT been finalized!  Please add to your Sched and check back for finalized times and details.


Friday June 26, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Open Gaming Tables

2:00pm

Beginning and Found-Object Costuming
This is a CraftShop!  Participants in this CraftShop will learn hands-on skills and leave the event with a craft they can call their own.  Cost for these CraftShops is $15 and includes all material costs for the CraftShop.  

Ticket Information Here

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It’s a common dilemma: You want to cosplay, but you don’t have much cash. Or you don’t have access to a sewing machine, and wouldn’t know what to do with it if you did. Or the con is in two days, and you don’t have time to make something from scratch. Sound familiar? If so, this workshop is for you! We’ll show you costumes made for less than $10, plus discuss character selection, the process of deconstructing a costume, and how to build a complete costume out of things you have around the house. Participants will make a simple fantasy tunic to take home.

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Ticket Information Here
 


Friday June 26, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D: Cosplay Zone Hall I

2:00pm

Settlers of Catan Tournament
For a $5 donation to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana, anyone can join this fun to play, fun to win tournament. Every game, you will win a custom pin made by Mayfair Games, the creators of Settlers of Catan. You will also get entered into a drawing for a Settlers of Catan backpack, a set of PopCon 2014 Posters, and four three day passes to Indy PopCon 2016!

With 100% of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana, how can you pass up the chance? 

Friday June 26, 2015 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Open Gaming Tables

2:00pm

HCS Indianapolis begins!
HCS Indianapolis by PGL kicksoff! Watch as the best Halo players in the world battle for their share of $50,000!

Moderators
Friday June 26, 2015 2:00pm - 11:00pm
D: Halo Championship Zone

2:30pm

2:30pm

Casper Van Dien Photo Op
40

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

3:00pm

As It Used To Be
In a near future, all teachers instruct their classes through a webcam. But a history teacher will see his routine change when a new student comes to his class.

Friday June 26, 2015 3:00pm - 3:10pm
C: Film Room 138

3:00pm

Indiana Cosplay Association Panel
We at I.C.A. look to unite cosplayers in indiana. We have a passion for cosplay and the cosplay community and we want to give cosplayers a way to connect and work together. This panel will be about What I.C.A. is. What I.C.A. does for the community. And What our future goals our. We hope to see all of you at Indy Popcon 2015. For more information on I.C.A. visit our website : indianacosplayassociation.org

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

3:00pm

Getting the Most Out of User Testing
Feed back on your game from real users provides critical design notes for any game development team, but this step is often underused or missed all together. Industry experts discuss how best to design and utilize user testing to create polished and professional games.

Speakers
DC

David Cubberly

David began working at Volition as a QA Tester in 2007, quickly moving to the voice audio assistant for Saints Row 2 and Red Faction: Guerrilla. During that time David was instrumental in developing a robust voice management system that was used for several future Volition projects... Read More →
avatar for Carol Mertz

Carol Mertz

Creator and Destroyer of Worlds, Happy Badger Studio
Carol is a partner at indie game company Happy Badger Studio, community leader of the St. Louis Game Developer Co-op, and co-organizer of indie games convention PixelPop Festival. Between making games and hosting game dev events, Carol spends a substantial amount of her time encouraging... Read More →
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Ish Vicens

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New Jersey, Ish relocated to Illinois on a whim. He landed at Volition testing on The Punisher and stayed for the snacks and free soda. Following his stint in QA, Ish moved on to the rolling hills of Spreadsheet Land, working as an Producer. When... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

3:00pm

Help Wanted, A Five Nights at Freddys Panel
We are still waiting to confirm this panel. Please be aware the schedule may change.

Here is a FNAF fan panel where we discuss the games theory's, characters, and plots of the up coming 4th game/movie. Audience members will be pulled up front to test their merit on the many games to win an assortment of prizes.

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

3:00pm

3:00pm

Troy Baker Photo Op
30

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

3:00pm

Pokemon: League Challenge (Times TBD)
This is NOT the final time for this event.  Please add it to your schedule and check back soon for finalized details.

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League Challenge tournaments are designed to provide players with small, entry-level events on a local scale. Players in each of the three recognized age divisions can work toward earning Championship Points, potentially earning an invitation to the 2015 World Championships! Bring your Player ID card, if you have one. If you don’t have a Player ID, one will be given to you at the event. Players must complete a deck list for this event. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for more information about what to bring to an event. The tournament is run using the Standard Format and Age-Modified Swiss pairings. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for information about the Standard Format and Swiss. The number of Swiss rounds to be run will depend on total attendance at the event. Final Standings will be determined after the final round of Swiss. 


Friday June 26, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Open Gaming Tables

3:00pm

Wrestling Panel w/Chris Masters
Moderators
Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
A: Main Stage

3:15pm

Better Off Dead
A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier. Starring John Cusack, Curtis Armstrong and David Ogden Stiers Directed by Savage Steve Holland


Friday June 26, 2015 3:15pm - 4:55pm
C: Film Room 138

3:30pm

Asternauts
2012 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Narrative Short - http://heartlandfilm.org/movies/asternauts/
 
Life is pretty dull for small-town farmer Earl McKnutt and his childlike brother Joel: wake up, feed the cows and sit on the porch until it is time to turn in. That is, until one night a mysterious object from outer space crash-lands in their pasture killing their best bull and milking cow. 

Friday June 26, 2015 3:30pm - 3:50pm
C: Film Room 137

3:30pm

This Island Earth
Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war. Starring Jeff Morrow, Faith Domerguand and Rex Reason


Friday June 26, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
C: Film Room 136

3:45pm

Sophie Aldred Photo Op
30

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

3:55pm

Nazis At The Center of the Earth
When giant monsters crawl out of the Atlantic Ocean and attack the Eastern Seaboard the US Government is forced to trust a trio of mischievous soldiers, specialized in piloting gigantic robots, to defend America. Starring Dominique Swain, Jake Busey, Joshua Michael Allen Directed by Joseph Lawson


Friday June 26, 2015 3:55pm - 5:25pm
C: Film Room 137

4:00pm

SAO/Accel World: Finding Reality in a Virtual World!
Join SuperKayce and friends to discuss how the characters in these 2 animes find their true selves using the virtual reality! Let's discuss the changes in Kirito and Haruyuki's life!

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

4:00pm

Face Off - Meet the Artists
Cig and Rashaad talk about their experience on Face Off, as well as their careers before and after the show.


Friday June 26, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
A: Main Stage

4:00pm

Indy PopCraft Meetup
Meet the build team of the official Indy PopCon Minecraft server in person. Casual hang out, chat, and brain storm for next year's build.

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Akers

Ellie Akers

Game Developer Coordinator, Indy PopCon


Friday June 26, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

4:00pm

4:00pm

Beyond Binary - Gender Identities in Media
A discussion on trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer representation in popular and indie media. We'll look at some current media that gives positive representation to these overlooked identities in terms of both creators and characters, as well as how both trans and cis creators/writers can help improve diverse visibility.

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

4:00pm

4:00pm

Mario Kart 8 & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • Class – 150 cc

  • Teams – Free for all

  • Objects – All Objects

  • CPU – None

  • Circuits – At random

  • Races – 3

  • 4 players per match (3 if not even, depends on number of entrants)

  • Top 2 per match advance in tournament, bottom 1 or 2 are out
    Single Elimination

  • All characters and any unlocked karts/bikes/accessories available allowed. Not everything will be unlocked, and anything unlocked during the tournament is allowed once unlocked

  • Any tie-breakers will be decided by a one race sudden death match between the participants following the same rules outlined above




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Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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Friday June 26, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

4:00pm

Makeup for Costuming
This is a CraftShop!  Participants in this CraftShop will learn hands-on skills and leave the event with a craft they can call their own.  Cost for these CraftShops is $15 and includes all material costs for the CraftShop.  

Ticket Information Here

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No costume is complete without appropriate makeup! Makeup can make you truly resemble your character and look better in photos. Learn how to look more masculine or more feminine, give yourself enormous anime eyes, create alien prostheses, or add special effects. Workshop includes instruction, demonstrations, discussion, and hands-on practice using high-quality theatrical and special effects makeup.

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Ticket Information Here
 


Friday June 26, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
D: Cosplay Zone Hall I

4:15pm

John de Lancie Photo Op
40

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

5:00pm

Malcolm Goodwin Photo Op
30

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

5:00pm

The Mechanics of Movement and Lighting FX. Design and Control Systems
An introduction to budget friendly ways to make things move and light up for the cosplay environment. 

Speakers
BC

Brian Cohoon

Owner, C & M Custom Fabrication
An introduction to budget friendly ways to make things move and light up for the cosplay environment. The Mechanics of adding movement and lighting FX to your cosplay designs. This will be a Q &A general discussion panel with example projects. Bring your questions on servos, cable... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

5:00pm

Voices of Anime and Gaming
Have you ever wanted to begin a career in voice acting? Join several talented voice actors and actresses from the film, anime, and gaming industries as they discuss their careers and how to break into the industry.

Moderators
avatar for Amalgam Podcast Network

Amalgam Podcast Network

Who is Amalgam Podcast Network? The Amalgam Podcast Network is a source for anyone, of any age, race, interest and passion to create and develop a way to share your thoughts and desires online through Podcasts.  Originally just Geek Stuff off the Cuff, a podcast hosted by Jared... Read More →

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
A: Main Stage

5:00pm

Webcomics Are Real Comics!
Webcomics have come a long way from their humble beginnings! We'll explore the incredibly diverse and vibrant world of online comics publishing, how paradigms, attitudes, and business models have changed over time, and how to start publishing your own online comics!

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

5:00pm

Legal Basics for Game Developers
"Are you a video game developer, artist, designer, student, or hobbyist? Have you ever been curious about how legal frameworks apply to the unique medium of video games? You’re in luck!

Legal Basics for Game Developers is a presentation that will discuss and explain the most common legal pitfalls for those who make video games. Ross A. Hersemann, a Chicago based attorney, will explain copyrights, trademarks, the right of publicity, and basic contract principles as they apply to the game industry.

Following his presentation, Ross will field questions* from the audience.

Ross A. Hersemann is a writer, gamer, and attorney licensed to practice in Illinois. He is an organizer of the Chicago Video Game Law Summit, the founder of the Video Game Law Society at the John Marshall Law School, and operates the video game law blawg Loading Law. Ross has contributed articles on video game law to IGDA Perspectives, Legati Law, and Game Dev Law. Ross is the President of Chicago’s Video Game Art Gallery, and routinely volunteers with the IGDA Chicago and Chicago Loot Drop. Ross has given talks on game law at EPXCON, the Ohio Game Developers Expo, IndyPopCon and numerous other conventions devoted to video games and Pop Culture.

You can follow Ross' law blawg at www.loadinglaw.com and on Twitter at RHersemann@LoadingLaw

*This panel is for educational purposes only. It is not and should not be construed as legal advice, only legal information. No attorney client privilege exists between the audience and the presenter. If you have any specific legal questions as applied to any of the issues presented, contact an attorney licensed to practice in your area. DO NOT ask the presenter any specific questions about your own game, project, or artwork. Such questions will be declined.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Hersemann

Ross Hersemann

Founder, Loading Law
Ross is an attorney, author, and avid gamer. He received his J.D. and LL.M. in intellectual property from the John Marshall Law School. Ross is the founding partner of Loading Law, a Chicago-based video game law firm, and the organizer of the annual Chicago Video Game Law Summit... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

Hearthstone 1v1 & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • 3 pre-made Decks, 1 Deck per Class/ Hero

  • Full deck lists must be provided to Admin before competing

  • Single elimination

  • Best of 5 Conquest format

  • Blind pick

  • No vetoes

  • When a player wins a game, the winning player cannot use the class that was used for that game for the remainder of the match The player that loses a game can keep the same class or switch to a different class at their choice, with such a switch being a ‘blind pick.’

  • After the first game in the match begins, if an Eligible Participant leaves the match lobby, or cancels the “game challenge”, or leaves the Hearthstone game client for any reason, it is considered a match forfeiture and the opposing Eligible Participant will win the match; additionally, once the starting hands are provided by the Hearthstone game client, if an Eligible Participant leaves the game for any reason, the Eligible Participant is considered to have forfeited the game, awarding his or her opponent one game point.




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Friday June 26, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

5:30pm

Sam Jones Photo Op
30

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

6:00pm

6:00pm

6:00pm

That One Video Gamer Fan Panel
Come meet Jirard Khalil aka The Completionist!  


Friday June 26, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

6:00pm

Edward James Olmos Photo Op
60


Friday June 26, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

6:00pm

Casper Van Dien Fan Panel
"Come on you apes!  You wanna live forever?!?"

It has been nearly 20 years since Starship Troopers graced the silver screen, yet it remains one of the most unique, entertaining, and quotable sci-fi movies of all time!  Chat with Johnny Rico and see what he's up to today and find out about life on the set of Starship Troopers, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and any of his other projects! 

Moderators
avatar for Amalgam Podcast Network

Amalgam Podcast Network

Who is Amalgam Podcast Network? The Amalgam Podcast Network is a source for anyone, of any age, race, interest and passion to create and develop a way to share your thoughts and desires online through Podcasts.  Originally just Geek Stuff off the Cuff, a podcast hosted by Jared... Read More →

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
A: Main Stage

6:00pm

Maker Culture
Interested in art, cosplay, 3d printing, or just making things? Come to this panel for a discussion on maker culture, a brief overview of it’s history, and what has been happening at Club Cyberia, Indianapolis’ premier makerspace. We’ll also be handing out laser cut desktop trebuchets.


Friday June 26, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

6:00pm

Trends in Theater
You always think of movies from the side of the attendee, but we offer you a sneak peak behind the industry and a unique perspective on how the theater operators see pop culture.  Chat with Pearl Theater executives and enjoy a discussion on the theater industry from a different point of view.

Moderators
Speakers
GD

Gina DeSanto

Pearl Theatres, National Board of NATO
BT

Bruce Taffet

Pearl Theatres, Former Exec VP of Regal


Friday June 26, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

6:00pm

Gila (with commentary)
A giant lizard terrorizes a rural mid west community with a group of heroic young people led by Chase Winstead attempting to destroy the creature. Starring Bryan Gross, Terrence Knox and Madeline Voges Directed by Jim Wynorski LIVE COMMENTARY WITH JIM WYNORSKI and BILL DEVER


Friday June 26, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
C: Film Room 137

6:00pm

Sharknado
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. Starring Ian Ziering , John Heard and Tara Reid Directed by Anthony Ferrante


Friday June 26, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
C: Film Room 136

6:00pm

Toxic Avenger (with commentary)
Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when mop boy Melvin Junko falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose. Starring Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen and Jennifer Baptist Directed by Lloyd Kaufman Live Commentary by Lloyd Kaufman


Friday June 26, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
C: Film Room 138

6:30pm

Ciara Hanna Photo Op
45

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

6:45pm

Zach Galligan Photo Op
30

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

7:00pm

What Do Judges Look for in a Winning Cosplay
Ever wonder what judges look for, and how they select the winners of those awesome costume contests at conventions? Come chat with veteran award winning cosplayer, Mogchelle, and chat about competition styles, and what can help make your cosplay stand out to judges so you go in to the contest with extra confidence!

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
D: Cosplay Zone Hall I

7:00pm

7:00pm

Why Should Players Care about Story in Video Games?
Video games are a unique story-telling medium that combine audio, visual and interactive elements in ways unlike other media.  But how can video games take advantage of their narrative capabilities?  In this panel, we’ll take a look at some of the ways that video games tell stories through interactivity and examine the role of games as narrative devices.  Panelists will share some examples of story-telling done right and wrong and give their personal dos and don’ts for game story-telling.


Friday June 26, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

7:00pm

7:00pm

Vlogging on YouTube with NerdishByNature and LetsPressRecord
Jurre & Sara are two international vloggers, from The Netherlands and Germany who now live in the US and share their lives and adventures via daily vlogs on their channel NerdishByNature with their kitties, Cas & Fin. Brittany and Mike, from LetsPressRecord also share their daily adventures through vlogs with Nora, their husky, Oscar the wiener dog, and Jack, their cat.


Friday June 26, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

7:00pm

Winning At Kickstarter
Want to crowd source your games funding? Learn how to create a succssfull Kickstarter campaign.

Moderators
avatar for Carol Mertz

Carol Mertz

Creator and Destroyer of Worlds, Happy Badger Studio
Carol is a partner at indie game company Happy Badger Studio, community leader of the St. Louis Game Developer Co-op, and co-organizer of indie games convention PixelPop Festival. Between making games and hosting game dev events, Carol spends a substantial amount of her time encouraging... Read More →

Speakers
TE

Tom Eastman

Trinket Studioswww.trinketstudios.comTom decided to work in the games industry the moment he saw a footman skewer an orc in Warcraft I. He spent his high school years teaching himself how to program awful games and, despite battling an ongoing Halo problem, graduated from Dartmouth... Read More →
MF

Mike Finkelstein

Dodeca System Games http://www.dodecasystem.com/
avatar for Brian Wyrick

Brian Wyrick

Robot Paper
Brian is the founder of Robot Paper, a co-founder of Action Phase Games, and co-creator of the comic book, Henchmen. http://www.robotpaper.com http://www.henchmencomic.com http://www.actionphasegames.com


Friday June 26, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

7:00pm

The Asylum Panel
There's more than one way to find success in filmmaking, and Asylum films is a true representation of that. Bucking every trend set by the highly corporatized Hollywood machine, Asylum Films has has a stellar run of several films that helped budding young directors and producers find their stride, and they even successfully broke the internet with the mega smash hit series Sharknado. Find out what the team behind Sharknado is up to and enjoy a special sneak preview of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!


Friday June 26, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
A: Main Stage

7:00pm

Hourly Game Play - All Day Long
Not scheduled to play in a tournament yet?  That's okay, you can practice in the eBash GameZone!

Click Here for Ticket Information
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In 2014 we built complete LAN centers at conventions and held both fun and competitive events for gamers of all skill levels.  In 2015 we kick things off at Indy PopCon featuring new games with new systems and we can't wait to meet all of the new players! 

The highlight of this year's gaming zone features new Alienware X51 gaming computers.  These will be set-up for both hourly play and competitive events throughout the weekend.  If you want to join our local Minecraft server and jump into your favorite mods such as the Hunger Games Mod we have that for you.  If you're a League of Legends player and want to see how you stack up in LAN competition, join into our 5v5 random matches

Some highlights the 2015 Gaming Zone: 


  •  Racing simulators featuring Dirt 2 that are used each year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the infield for spectators

  • Wii U casual and competitive events for Smash Brothers and MarioKart

  • PC game library available:  League of Legends, Hearthstone, Smite, Heroes of Newerth, Minecraft, Dota 2 and more....

  • Unique Indy PopCon Trophies and Medals for the top players

  • Special in-game awards, skin codes and other treats from publishers


You may pre-purchase passes to any of the special events and even buy hourly passes early.  These all guarantee you a position for the times and let you skip the lines waiting to enter during the convention. 

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Click Here for Ticket Information 


Friday June 26, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

7:00pm

League of Legends 1v1

  • 1vs1 Howling Fjord

  • Best of 1

  • Single Elimination

  • Tournament Draft

  • 1st place – PopCon Trophies

  • 2nd place – PopCon Medals

  • Higher Seed chooses map side


If a player encounters an issue with any equipment provided by the tournament organizer during the setup time, they must immediately notify the ref so that the official responsible for equipment can fix it.

Players are allowed to pause if directed by a tournament official, or as part of their allotted pause time per game. During any pause or stoppage, players can’t leave the match area unless they’re officially authorized.

Additional rules follow Riot Rules


Friday June 26, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

8:00pm

Smash Brothers 4 2v2 Bracket & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • Single Elimination

  • Best of 3


(Using settings and rules from Apex 2015 Official Rulebook)
Game Settings 


  • Stock and time are set to 3 stock and 8 minutes for Doubles

  • Stock sharing is allowed

  • Custom Fighters are set to off

  • Mii Fighters are legal. No other specials for Mii Fighters will be allowed. Players are not allowed to transfer existing Miis to a setup.


Stage List Starter Stages 


  • Battlefield

  • Final Destination

  • Smashville


Counterpick Stages 


  • Castle Siege

  • Delfino Plaza

  • Duck Hunt

  • Halberd

  • Kongo Jungle 64 (Doubles only)

  • Lylat Cruise

  • Town & City

  • Omega Stages*


* Treated as Final Destination in banning phase. If Final Destination is banned, Omega Stages are banned and vice versa. 

Additional Rules 


  • Stage Striking: ​The player with port priority strikes one stage from the Starter Stage list. Then the other player strikes one stage and the remaining stage is used for the first match.

  • Stage Clause:​A player/team may not pick any stage they previously won on during the set.

  • Stage Bans: ​During the stage ban phase, the player who won the previous game may ban 2 stages from either the Starter or Counterpick lists.

  • Self-­Destruct Moves:​ If a match ends with the successful use of a character’s self­-destruct move, the player that initiated the self destruct move wins the match regardless of what the results screen states. Self-­destruct moves include only Ganondorf’s Side-B, King Dedede’s Neutral­-B, Wario’s Neutral-­B, and Kirby’s Neutral­-B.

  • Team Colors:​ Players’ character colors must match their team’s color when possible, to avoid confusion (ex: Luigi on the green team must use the green costume)

  • Alternate Controllers: ​The Wii U Gamepad, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo 2DS are banned from use as controllers. All other controllers are acceptable for this event.

  • Bowser Jr’s Clown Car Glitch​: If the Bowser Jr.’s Clown Car Glitch happens, players are to pause the match and call a TO or a referee over to confirm the glitch has happened. Once confirmed, players will reset the match to the same stocks and get as close to the percents as they had when the Glitch took place. (The Bowser Jr. Clown Car Glitch happens when the car respawns after using Up B right before the player loses their stock. The character starts to teleport around, also hit boxes and animations for Bowser Jr. change

  • Games or sets are not to be replayed due to a misinterpretation of the rules; it is the players’ responsibilities to ask the TO for any clarification of the rule set in the event of a disagreement, and the outcome of a game or set will not be changed after the fact unless under extreme circumstances.

  • Collusion​of any kind with your competitors is forbidden. If the TO determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally under performing, the colluding players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the TO. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.

  • Any situation that can arise that is NOT listed, but could be an issue to the staff or the players will be taken care of at the discretion of the TO(s). You have a right to appeal to the TO(s) about any minor offense that happens within your played event, however, the TO(s) is final. Any argument will result in further penalty or possible ejection from the venue depending on the severity of the act without a refund.


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Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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Friday June 26, 2015 8:00pm - 8:30pm
D: eBash GameZone

8:00pm

Awkward Twitter Mingle
Are you an expert Twitter-er-er? Meet the other experts (and novices…. like us) at the official Tweet Up and finally discover the faces behind the “@” symbols.

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

8:00pm

The Darker Side Of Fandoms
I'm a local teen from Indiana who loves everything fandom. But not everything is as bright and happy as they seem in the fandom world. This panel will talk about fandom fights,shipping wars, and recent drama about the community. But don't fret, there is more to come. Come explore the dark side of fandoms with me... This panel is not for the weak of heart... Mwahaha. (Just Kidding)

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

8:00pm

Gaming Late Night Begins!
Join us for late a late night gaming session, sponsered by eBash Game Centers.  Open until midnight.


Friday June 26, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

8:15pm

Scotty's Brewhouse Fan Meetup
Join up with fellow PopCon fans for a leisurely walk over to Scotty's Brewhouse for dinner and drinks. This is the perfect opportunity to make new friends and have fun!

Scotty's is a family friendly establishment, all ages welcome. 

Friday June 26, 2015 8:15pm - 8:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

8:15pm

PopCon Drive in Presents: Starship Troopers
Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. Starring Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer  Directed by Paul Verhoeven


Friday June 26, 2015 8:15pm - 10:30pm
A: Main Stage

9:00pm

Pokemon Glitches, PokeGods, and Myths... Oh My...
Have you ever wanted to catch a Mew using a glitch in the first gen? Have you wanted to have Level 100 Pokemon before you beat Blaine? Have you ever wanted to have a Venastoise or a Articzapmewtres? Then this is your panel. This panel would be about the many Glitches of the first gen of Pokemon, including the Fly glitch, the myths of many PokeGods, the myths about the truck by the S.S. Anne, and what is Creepy Black? Come and learn some of the insides of Pokemon! 

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 9:00pm - 9:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

10:00pm

Horror Gaming with Stella
Do you like seeing terrifying things pop out at you? Don't need to sleep tonight? Do you like seeing people get the living ahem scared out of them? Then this is the panel for you! Look no further, for here is the one room that will entertain your every horror gaming need. Watch and help Stella play some horror games to kick off the night!

Speakers

Friday June 26, 2015 10:00pm - 10:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

10:00pm

Hearthstone 1v1 & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • 3 pre-made Decks, 1 Deck per Class/ Hero

  • Full deck lists must be provided to Admin before competing

  • Single elimination

  • Best of 5 Conquest format

  • Blind pick

  • No vetoes

  • When a player wins a game, the winning player cannot use the class that was used for that game for the remainder of the match The player that loses a game can keep the same class or switch to a different class at their choice, with such a switch being a ‘blind pick.’

  • After the first game in the match begins, if an Eligible Participant leaves the match lobby, or cancels the “game challenge”, or leaves the Hearthstone game client for any reason, it is considered a match forfeiture and the opposing Eligible Participant will win the match; additionally, once the starting hands are provided by the Hearthstone game client, if an Eligible Participant leaves the game for any reason, the Eligible Participant is considered to have forfeited the game, awarding his or her opponent one game point.




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Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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Friday June 26, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
D: eBash GameZone
 
Saturday, June 27
 

8:00am

Hourly Game Play - All Day Long
Not scheduled to play in a tournament yet?  That's okay, you can practice in the eBash GameZone!

Click Here for Ticket Information
 ----------------------------

In 2014 we built complete LAN centers at conventions and held both fun and competitive events for gamers of all skill levels.  In 2015 we kick things off at Indy PopCon featuring new games with new systems and we can't wait to meet all of the new players! 

The highlight of this year's gaming zone features new Alienware X51 gaming computers.  These will be set-up for both hourly play and competitive events throughout the weekend.  If you want to join our local Minecraft server and jump into your favorite mods such as the Hunger Games Mod we have that for you.  If you're a League of Legends player and want to see how you stack up in LAN competition, join into our 5v5 random matches

Some highlights the 2015 Gaming Zone: 


  •  Racing simulators featuring Dirt 2 that are used each year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the infield for spectators

  • Wii U casual and competitive events for Smash Brothers and MarioKart

  • PC game library available:  League of Legends, Hearthstone, Smite, Heroes of Newerth, Minecraft, Dota 2 and more....

  • Unique Indy PopCon Trophies and Medals for the top players

  • Special in-game awards, skin codes and other treats from publishers


You may pre-purchase passes to any of the special events and even buy hourly passes early.  These all guarantee you a position for the times and let you skip the lines waiting to enter during the convention. 

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Click Here for Ticket Information 


Saturday June 27, 2015 8:00am - 1:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

8:30am

Morning Press Conference
Press conference and Q&A

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 8:30am - 9:15am
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

8:30am

Newbies - First Time Con Goers 101
Never been to a con? Join us and learn!

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 8:30am - 9:15am
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

10:00am

Star Wars: Tie Fighter
What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that's all but vanished from Japan nowadays?

Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 10:10am
C: Film Room 138

10:00am

G.I. Joe: Battle For The Serpent's Stone
The race is on as Duke, Lady Jaye and Snake Eyes take on Cobra in a perilous quest for the Apophis Stone, an Ancient Egyptian artifact with the power to summon a unstoppable demon army. Can they get to it before Cobra?

Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 10:15am
C: Film Room 137

10:00am

Indie V. Corporate - The Lives of Game Developers
 Indie game studios can be as small as a single person while corporate studios can employ hundreds. Which career path is right for you? Hear from indie, medium scale, and AAA studios about what it's really like making games in these environments.

Moderators
avatar for Carol Mertz

Carol Mertz

Creator and Destroyer of Worlds, Happy Badger Studio
Carol is a partner at indie game company Happy Badger Studio, community leader of the St. Louis Game Developer Co-op, and co-organizer of indie games convention PixelPop Festival. Between making games and hosting game dev events, Carol spends a substantial amount of her time encouraging... Read More →

Speakers
EA

Eric Arnold

A native of Champaign, IL, Eric has been playing games since he could pick up a controller, and creating them almost as long. Most projects were solo efforts until he helped co-found Spartasoft at Michigan State University. The group is devoted to teaching students how to create... Read More →
avatar for Dave Beshero

Dave Beshero

Partner - Developer, Double Bomb Interactive
I'm one half of the dev team working on All Things Go Boom, a tank party game that features destruction that would put Michael Bay to shame.
avatar for Heather M Decker

Heather M Decker

Heather M Decker is Lead Technical Artist at Zynga Chicago and heads up IGDA Chicago, an organisation she has volunteered for since she was living in Iowa in 2011. She’s a two-time IGDA Scholar, and now sits on the committee that organizes this life-changing program. She holds... Read More →
RN

Randy Nash

From the time he played his first video game, Randy knew that this was the industry for him. Growing up building computers he always had a knack for taking things apart, figuring out how they worked, and then putting them back together (always with a few bolts left over). Randy’s... Read More →
BP

Ben Perez

Trinket Studioshttp://www.trinketstudios.comBen’s obsession with video games and computers began at the age of 5 when he was introduced to Super Mario Bros. on the NES. His parents are fond of recalling that he wasn’t able to get over the first pipe, but suffice it to say that... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

10:00am

10:00am

Geek for Governor
The story of how the founder of Fark.com went from geek to gubernatorial candidate and what life is like as a non-politician running for office.

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

10:00am

10:00am

Sam Jones (Flash Gordon/Ted) Panel
Sam Jones captured imaginations around the world with his rendition of the New York Jets quarterback and savior of the universe, Flash Gordon, in 1980. A long, successful Hollywood career including guest roles in The A-Team, Hunger, and even a lead role in The Spirit. All told, Sam Jones has appeared in over 50 films and is most recently featured in the upcoming movie Ted 2.

Come listen to Flash Gordon talk about his career and his time on set in his most iconic film, and ask him about his future plans!

Moderators
avatar for Amalgam Podcast Network

Amalgam Podcast Network

Who is Amalgam Podcast Network? The Amalgam Podcast Network is a source for anyone, of any age, race, interest and passion to create and develop a way to share your thoughts and desires online through Podcasts.  Originally just Geek Stuff off the Cuff, a podcast hosted by Jared... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
A: Main Stage

10:00am

Magic: The Gathering Tournament (Time TBD!)
The time for this event has NOT been finalized!  Please add to your Sched and check back for finalized times and details.


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Open Gaming Tables

10:00am

Jim Wynorski, B Movie Legend
A frequent visitor to Indiana, B Movie Legend Jim Wynorski shares war stories


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

10:00am

The Last Starfighter
A discouraged video-gaming boy finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force. Starring Lance Guest, Robert Preston and Catherine Mary Stewart Directed by Nick Castle


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
C: Film Room 136

10:00am

Frost Sisters Photo Op
20


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Photo Booth 815

10:00am

Pandemic Survival Tournament
Try to stop the spread of the worst diseases known to man with your friends in the Indy PopCon Pandemic tournament, sponsored by Circle City Gaming.

Please fill out this form to sign up for the tournament:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uBiyq4b3FvZBBoLDRUJCRDTVwhhNSp_-tlD5YnEoH9Y/viewform?c=0&w=1 


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Open Gaming Tables

10:00am

Settlers of Catan Tournament
For a $5 donation to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana, anyone can join this fun to play, fun to win tournament. Every game, you will win a custom pin made by Mayfair Games, the creators of Settlers of Catan. You will also get entered into a drawing for a Settlers of Catan backpack, a set of PopCon 2014 Posters, and four three day passes to Indy PopCon 2016!

With 100% of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana, how can you pass up the chance? 

Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm
Open Gaming Tables

10:00am

Live Action Pathfinder Game (For Charity!)
Endless Dungeon is a charity event benefiting the Extra Life Foundation and Riley Children's Hospital.  Visit anytime during PopCon to hop into a game, or to observe and laugh, and - most importantly - support an awesome cause.

More Information 

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The Endless Dungeon is the quintessential tabletop experience modified and set into motion by the power of Donation. All proceeds go directly to the Extra Life Charity! The stage is occupied by the dungeon master who will lead our heroes through the Endless Dungeon. There are no designated players! Anyone who is interested in playing simply donates the proper amount and is then invited on stage to play.

The goal is to last as long as possible while the audience does everything in their power to aid or conquer the participating adventurers. Through donation the players along with anyone from the audience can create armor, weapons, or contribute potions to the players and enemies alike. As long-time adventurers ourselves we know how to create true challenges. 

Sponsors

Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00am - 9:00pm
Endless Dungeon Room 130

10:15am

The Princess Bride
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and Peter Falk Directed by Rob Reiner


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:15am - 11:55am
C: Film Room 138

10:15am

Featherweight Armor
This is a CraftShop!  Participants in this CraftShop will learn hands-on skills and leave the event with a craft they can call their own.  Cost for these CraftShops is $15 and includes all material costs for the CraftShop.  

Ticket Information Here

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Did you know it’s possible to make great costume armor without investing in metalworking or risking toxic chemicals? We’ll cover alternative armoring for historical and fantasy costumes, using a variety of inexpensive, readily-available, non-toxic materials. Participants will make a pair of bracers to take home.

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Ticket Information Here
 


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:15am - 12:15pm
D: Cosplay Zone Hall I

10:20am

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine. Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin Directed by Stephen Herek


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:20am - 11:50am
C: Film Room 137

10:45am

Sam Jones Photo Op
30

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

11:00am

Learn How to Animate with StevRayBro and Jaltoid
This panel discusses how to animate and publish your works online. Joine SteveRayBro and Jaltoid as they discuss their own careers as YouTube animators and what it took to break into the field.

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

11:00am

Marvel Universe Cosplay Photo Shoot
Calling all Marvel Cosplayers

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Entrance Outside of the Main Entrance at Capital & Georgia

11:00am

11:00am

Troy Baker Panel
Troy Baker has been called "the hardest working man in gaming" and for good reason! It's more difficult to name a game he ISN'T in than one he is! With incredible iconic roles in Bioshock:Infinite, The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid, and the Batman:Arkham Series, Troy Baker has helped bring attention to the fact that great gaming voice actors are great actors - period.

Moderators
avatar for Amalgam Podcast Network

Amalgam Podcast Network

Who is Amalgam Podcast Network? The Amalgam Podcast Network is a source for anyone, of any age, race, interest and passion to create and develop a way to share your thoughts and desires online through Podcasts.  Originally just Geek Stuff off the Cuff, a podcast hosted by Jared... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
A: Main Stage

11:00am

11:00am

Pokemon: League Challenge (Times TBD)
This is NOT the final time for this event.  Please add it to your schedule and check back soon for finalized details.

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League Challenge tournaments are designed to provide players with small, entry-level events on a local scale. Players in each of the three recognized age divisions can work toward earning Championship Points, potentially earning an invitation to the 2015 World Championships! Bring your Player ID card, if you have one. If you don’t have a Player ID, one will be given to you at the event. Players must complete a deck list for this event. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for more information about what to bring to an event. The tournament is run using the Standard Format and Age-Modified Swiss pairings. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for information about the Standard Format and Swiss. The number of Swiss rounds to be run will depend on total attendance at the event. Final Standings will be determined after the final round of Swiss. 


Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Open Gaming Tables

11:00am

Bronies & Pegasisters Unite!
With "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" in it's 5th season, the power of ponies doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Join us on this panel as we talk all about the adventures of Twilight Sparkle and her friends, and how this cartoon that started out for kids has become a multi-generational and multi-cultural phenomenon.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Frend

Rachel Frend

Rachel Frend has always been a bit of a nerd. Since her first trip to Disney World at age 3 (a life-long love that even led to her getting married there in 2009), to beginning the Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast in 2014 with 4 of her fellow female nerds, all things squee worthy have been... Read More →
avatar for Janette Perez

Janette Perez

Janette Pérez is an Indianapolis based writer and comedian who makes lemonade out of Midwestern life. When offstage, she supports her local comedy community by keeping a statewide comedy calendar and publishing relevant articles and book reviews on her blog (www.hoosiercomedy.com... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

11:00am

Movie Blogging, Tales From the Trenches
A panel of passionate movie bloggers swap stories and experience in shining a light on movies


Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

11:00am

Art Portfolio Review (Open Gaming Hall)
Have you dreamt of a career in comics?  Visit former Marvel talent manager Chris Allo for a portfolio review and advice on how to best structure your portfolio to get noticed by the titans in the industry!

Speakers
CA

Chris Allo

Chris Allo's career at Marvel Entertainment spanned nearly ten years from Internship (2000) to Talent Management(2009). He assisted in managing hundred of freelancers in various capacities. He hosted and reviewed portfolios for visiting students from SCAD, RISD and did portfolio reviews... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Special Attractions

11:15am

Casper Van Dien Photo Op
40

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 11:15am - 11:45am
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

11:45am

Troy Baker Photo Op
30

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

12:00pm

Photographers and Cosplayers 101
This panel will be an introduction for cosplayers and photographers on how to go about working together for the first time, and setting up a professional level photoshoot. We will cover ettiquette, terminology, best practices, planning of the creative process that goes into a photoshoot, knowing your rights regarding the images, overcoming nerves, posing basics, and much more.


Saturday June 27, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

12:00pm

Engaging Level Design for Sandbox Games
Sandbox games don't have levels in the traditional sense. How do you tell an engaging story in such an open world? Learn how to make your sandbox world games come to life from our panel of industry experts.

Speakers
JB

Jeff Bielawski

A graduate from the University of Illinois with a degree in Creative Writing, Jeffrey first began working for Volition in 2005 as an Intern Writer on Saints Row. Testing several projects after that as part of QA, he later continued as a Temp Writer for the company on both Red Faction... Read More →
RN

Randy Nash

From the time he played his first video game, Randy knew that this was the industry for him. Growing up building computers he always had a knack for taking things apart, figuring out how they worked, and then putting them back together (always with a few bolts left over). Randy’s... Read More →
BS

Butterscotch Shenanigans

Butterscotch Shenanigans is an independent game studio from St. Louis, MO. The studio is composed of three brothers, Adam, Seth, and Sam, who are all self-taught in their craft. Between them they've created four titles for mobile grossing over 4 million players. Their upcoming... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

John de Lancie Panel
Mr. John de Lancie has had a colorful career. He started in soap operas before finding himself on the bridge of the Star Trek Enterprise and now today is a main character on My Little Pony and one of the faces of the "Brony" culture. With stops on Battlestar Galactica, MacGuyver, Jonny Quest, and Stargate along the way - you can't say John de Lancie hasn't had a wonderfully long and interesting career! Come listen to him tell stories of his days in Hollywood.

Moderators
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Amalgam Podcast Network

Who is Amalgam Podcast Network? The Amalgam Podcast Network is a source for anyone, of any age, race, interest and passion to create and develop a way to share your thoughts and desires online through Podcasts.  Originally just Geek Stuff off the Cuff, a podcast hosted by Jared... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
A: Main Stage

12:00pm

Acting In Genre Movies
Tales from breaking into the business and working as an actor in Hollywood

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

12:00pm

HCS Indianapolis continues!
HCS Indianapolis by PGL continues! Watch as the best Halo players in the world battle for their share of $50,000!

Moderators
Saturday June 27, 2015 12:00pm - 11:00pm
D: Halo Championship Zone

12:15pm

Cosplay Pre-Judging


Saturday June 27, 2015 12:15pm - 5:00pm
D: Cosplay Zone Hall I

12:30pm

Helsinki
Waiting for closing time, Carmen and Lola are watching a sci-fi movie in the pub where they work. Lola, the more naive of the two, fantasizes about how to meet a time traveller, and a great idea comes up: they should write a letter to a time traveller – right now!

Saturday June 27, 2015 12:30pm - 12:45pm
C: Film Room 137

12:30pm

Star Wars: A Light In The Darkness
A Light in the Darkness’ main action takes place approx. 1 year BBY on a small planet in the Outer Rim. A young boy watches the Jedi who saved his people be killed by the very clones who once fought by his side. Years later, as a member of a small insurgency against the empire he and his team hatch a new plan to take back their planet by drawing the attention of the newly formed rebel alliance. Armed with the fallen Jedi’s light saber, he and his team battle to strike fear into the local imperial garrison, and overthrow their despotic governor. Their silent attacks give birth to a legend, and the people speak of a phantom Jedi whose spirit has returned. As the story spreads they manage to draw attention to their forgotten corner of the galaxy, but who will arrive first, the rebel alliance or the empire?

Saturday June 27, 2015 12:30pm - 1:10pm
C: Film Room 138

12:30pm

Gremlins Fan Panel & Screening w/ Zach Galligan
A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebes Cates and Hoyt Axton Directed by Joe Dante

Moderators
avatar for Robb Ellis

Robb Ellis

WISH TV
Robb Ellis is the weekday evening meteorologist for WISH-TV’s Forecast 8. He traded the heat, humidity and hurricanes of the Carolina coastline for the larger variety of weather that central Indiana has to offer. From snow to severe storms, every type of weather brings out his passion... Read More →

Speakers


Saturday June 27, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm
C: Film Room 136

12:50pm

Atlantic Rim
When giant monsters crawl out of the Atlantic Ocean and attack the Eastern Seaboard the US Government is forced to trust a trio of mischievous soldiers, specialized in piloting gigantic robots, to defend America. Starring Graham Greene, Anthony 'Treach' Criss, David Chokachi Directed by Jared Cohn

Saturday June 27, 2015 12:50pm - 2:15pm
C: Film Room 137

1:00pm

Anime Cosplay Photo Shoot
Calling all Anime Cosplayers

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Main Entrance Outside of the Main Entrance at Capital & Georgia

1:00pm

Edward James Olmos Panel
Moderators
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Amalgam Podcast Network

Who is Amalgam Podcast Network? The Amalgam Podcast Network is a source for anyone, of any age, race, interest and passion to create and develop a way to share your thoughts and desires online through Podcasts.  Originally just Geek Stuff off the Cuff, a podcast hosted by Jared... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A: Main Stage

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

John de Lancie Photo Op
40

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

1:00pm

How to be a Professional Filmmaker
Moderators
avatar for Robb Ellis

Robb Ellis

WISH TV
Robb Ellis is the weekday evening meteorologist for WISH-TV’s Forecast 8. He traded the heat, humidity and hurricanes of the Carolina coastline for the larger variety of weather that central Indiana has to offer. From snow to severe storms, every type of weather brings out his passion... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

1:00pm

The Rise of The Asylum, Sharknado and Beyond
Meet the talent and the innovators of THE ASYLUM, the world's foremost B Movie Studio


Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

1:00pm

Pandemic Survival Tournament
Try to stop the spread of the worst diseases known to man with your friends in the Indy PopCon Pandemic tournament, sponsored by Circle City Gaming.

Please fill out this form to sign up for the tournament:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uBiyq4b3FvZBBoLDRUJCRDTVwhhNSp_-tlD5YnEoH9Y/viewform?c=0&w=1 


Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Open Gaming Tables

1:00pm

Smash Brothers 4 1v1 Bracket & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • Single Elimination

  • Best of 3


(Using settings and rules from Apex 2015 Official Rulebook)
Game Settings 


  • Stock and time are set to 2 stock and 6 minutes for Singles

  • Custom Fighters are set to off

  • Mii Fighters are legal. No other specials for Mii Fighters will be allowed. Players are not allowed to transfer existing Miis to a setup.


Stage List Starter Stages 


  • Battlefield

  • Final Destination

  • Smashville


Counterpick Stages 


  • Castle Siege

  • Delfino Plaza

  • Duck Hunt

  • Halberd

  • Lylat Cruise

  • Town & City

  • Omega Stages*


* Treated as Final Destination in banning phase. If Final Destination is banned, Omega Stages are banned and vice versa. 

Additional Rules 


  • Stage Striking: ​The player with port priority strikes one stage from the Starter Stage list. Then the other player strikes one stage and the remaining stage is used for the first match.

  • Stage Clause:​A player/team may not pick any stage they previously won on during the set.

  • Stage Bans: ​During the stage ban phase, the player who won the previous game may ban 2 stages from either the Starter or Counterpick lists.

  • Self-­Destruct Moves:​If a match ends with the successful use of a character’s self­-destruct move, the player that initiated the self destruct move wins the match regardless of what the results screen states. Self-­destruct moves include only Ganondorf’s Side-B, King Dedede’s Neutral­-B, Wario’s Neutral-­B, and Kirby’s Neutral­-B.

  • Team Colors:​Players’ character colors must match their team’s color when possible, to avoid confusion (ex: Luigi on the green team must use the green costume)

  • Alternate Controllers: ​The Wii U Gamepad, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo 2DS are banned from use as controllers. All other controllers are acceptable for this event.

  • Bowser Jr’s Clown Car Glitch​: If the Bowser Jr.’s Clown Car Glitch happens, players are to pause the match and call a TO or a referee over to confirm the glitch has happened. Once confirmed, players will reset the match to the same stocks and get as close to the percents as they had when the Glitch took place. (The Bowser Jr. Clown Car Glitch happens when the car respawns after using Up B right before the player loses their stock. The character starts to teleport around, also hit boxes and animations for Bowser Jr. change

  • Games or sets are not to be replayed due to a misinterpretation of the rules; it is the players’ responsibilities to ask the TO for any clarification of the rule set in the event of a disagreement, and the outcome of a game or set will not be changed after the fact unless under extreme circumstances.

  • Collusion​of any kind with your competitors is forbidden. If the TO determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally under performing, the colluding players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the TO. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.

  • Any situation that can arise that is NOT listed, but could be an issue to the staff or the players will be taken care of at the discretion of the TO(s). You have a right to appeal to the TO(s) about any minor offense that happens within your played event, however, the TO(s) is final. Any argument will result in further penalty or possible ejection from the venue depending on the severity of the act without a refund.




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Saturday June 27, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

1:15pm

The Secret of Nimh
To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected. Starring Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise Directed by Don Bluth


Saturday June 27, 2015 1:15pm - 2:40pm
C: Film Room 138

1:45pm

Edward James Olmos Photo Op
60


Saturday June 27, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

2:00pm

Main Stage Setup
Saturday June 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
A: Main Stage

2:00pm

Women in Fandom
Women in comics...  Women in gaming...  Women in internet culture...  Women in media...  It seems you can fill in the blank, and women find themselves with a tougher road in today's culture.  But it's getting better.... or is it?

We invite successful professionals (who happen to be women) from the industries of video gaming, YouTube, comic books, and general geek fandom to speak about their own personal experiences within the industry and how they navigate the waters of their career paths.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Heather M Decker

Heather M Decker

Heather M Decker is Lead Technical Artist at Zynga Chicago and heads up IGDA Chicago, an organisation she has volunteered for since she was living in Iowa in 2011. She’s a two-time IGDA Scholar, and now sits on the committee that organizes this life-changing program. She holds... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

2:00pm

DC Universe Cosplay Photo Shoot
Calling all DC Cosplayers

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Main Entrance Outside of the Main Entrance at Capital & Georgia

2:00pm

Careers in Video Gaming: A Guide for Students and their Parents
These days video games bring in over 110 billion dollars a year around the world. That's more then music and film combined. Learn how to help your child nurture their passion into a solid career in an industry they love.

Speakers
KC

Kenny Chinn

Kenny is a native of Lafayette, IN. He got his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at Purdue University. During his last summer of college he was an intern on Saints Row 3. After graduating in 2011 Kenny worked on flight simulators before coming back to Volition... Read More →
DC

David Cubberly

David began working at Volition as a QA Tester in 2007, quickly moving to the voice audio assistant for Saints Row 2 and Red Faction: Guerrilla. During that time David was instrumental in developing a robust voice management system that was used for several future Volition projects... Read More →
BS

Butterscotch Shenanigans

Butterscotch Shenanigans is an independent game studio from St. Louis, MO. The studio is composed of three brothers, Adam, Seth, and Sam, who are all self-taught in their craft. Between them they've created four titles for mobile grossing over 4 million players. Their upcoming... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Creature Workshop with Rashaad and Cig
Limited Capacity seats available


Saturday June 27, 2015 2:00pm - 3:50pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

2:00pm

Frost Sisters Photo Op
20


Saturday June 27, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Photo Booth 815

2:30pm

Malcolm Goodwin Photo Op
30

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

3:00pm

Zach Galligan Photo Op
30

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

3:00pm

Film & Television Cosplay Photo Shoot
Calling all Film, TV, and Sci-Fi Cosplayers

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Main Entrance Outside of the Main Entrance at Capital & Georgia

3:00pm

3:00pm

Young Game Developer Awards
Moderators
Sponsors

Saturday June 27, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

3:00pm

3:00pm

Movies of The 80's: A Look Back
A loving look back on what many say was the greatest decade for the film industry


Saturday June 27, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

3:00pm

Hourly Game Play - All Day Long
Not scheduled to play in a tournament yet?  That's okay, you can practice in the eBash GameZone!

Click Here for Ticket Information
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In 2014 we built complete LAN centers at conventions and held both fun and competitive events for gamers of all skill levels.  In 2015 we kick things off at Indy PopCon featuring new games with new systems and we can't wait to meet all of the new players! 

The highlight of this year's gaming zone features new Alienware X51 gaming computers.  These will be set-up for both hourly play and competitive events throughout the weekend.  If you want to join our local Minecraft server and jump into your favorite mods such as the Hunger Games Mod we have that for you.  If you're a League of Legends player and want to see how you stack up in LAN competition, join into our 5v5 random matches

Some highlights the 2015 Gaming Zone: 


  •  Racing simulators featuring Dirt 2 that are used each year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the infield for spectators

  • Wii U casual and competitive events for Smash Brothers and MarioKart

  • PC game library available:  League of Legends, Hearthstone, Smite, Heroes of Newerth, Minecraft, Dota 2 and more....

  • Unique Indy PopCon Trophies and Medals for the top players

  • Special in-game awards, skin codes and other treats from publishers


You may pre-purchase passes to any of the special events and even buy hourly passes early.  These all guarantee you a position for the times and let you skip the lines waiting to enter during the convention. 

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Click Here for Ticket Information 


Saturday June 27, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

3:00pm

Heroes of the Storm 5v5

  • 5vs5

  • Best of 1

  • Single Elimination

  • 1st place – PopCon Trophies

  • 2nd place – PopCon Medals

  • Higher Seed chooses map side


If a player encounters an issue with any equipment provided by the tournament organizer during the setup time, they must immediately notify the ref so that the official responsible for equipment can fix it.

Players are allowed to pause if directed by a tournament official, or as part of their allotted pause time per game. During any pause or stoppage, players can’t leave the match area unless they’re officially authorized.

Additional rules follow Riot Rules


Saturday June 27, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

3:15pm

Sophie Aldred Photo Op
30

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

3:15pm

Off the Air Podcast with Chick McGee LIVE!
Join Chick and Jess in the Off the Air podcast as they record live from the main stage at Indy PopCon!

Speakers
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Amalgam Podcast Network

Who is Amalgam Podcast Network? The Amalgam Podcast Network is a source for anyone, of any age, race, interest and passion to create and develop a way to share your thoughts and desires online through Podcasts.  Originally just Geek Stuff off the Cuff, a podcast hosted by Jared... Read More →


Saturday June 27, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
A: Main Stage

3:30pm

On/Off
Astronaut Meredith has only one mysterious voice message allowing her to remain connected to her humanity, but her obsession with it might lead to catastrophic discoveries.

Saturday June 27, 2015 3:30pm - 3:45pm
C: Film Room 136

3:30pm

Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar
Various retired leaders discuss their experiences of The Four Years War, a war between Star Fleet and The Klingons, and the build up to a battle at Axanar that caused a major turning point in the war. Stars Richard Hatch, Tony Todd and Kate Vernon

Saturday June 27, 2015 3:30pm - 3:55pm
C: Film Room 137

3:30pm

Star Wars: Smugglers Run
Star Wars Smuggler’s Run tells the story of an ancient holocron found at the Lars Homestead by Jawas. The small device contains information that could change the entire fate of the galaxy! The holocron is sought by both the Rebel Alliance and the Imperial Empire but smuggler’s have it. Familar faces are featured including Darth Vader, the Emperor, Garindan, Boba Fett, a group of stormtroopers and jawas. New characters are introduced including rodian and human smuggler’s, imperial agents and a very powerful female Twi-Lek Garassa.

Saturday June 27, 2015 3:30pm - 3:55pm
C: Film Room 138

3:45pm

Ciara Hanna Photo Op
45

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

3:50pm

Blade Runner
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young and Rutger Hauer Directed by Ridley Scott


Saturday June 27, 2015 3:50pm - 5:50pm
C: Film Room 136

4:00pm

Games Cosplay Photo Shoot
Calling all Gaming Cosplayers

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Entrance Outside of the Main Entrance at Capital & Georgia

4:00pm

Meet the 501st & Rebel Legion
Learn about what it takes to join the ranks of the 501st and Rebel Legion from the members of Star Wars Indiana. Come armed with your lightsaber and questions, and they’ll help guide your way to costume mastery.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Hofmann

Matt Hofmann

Star Wars Indiana


Saturday June 27, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

4:00pm

4:00pm

Weird Science
Weird Science is part stand-up comedy and part science workshop. Dr. Pyatt will lead a discussion of some of the strangest science studies ever conducted like “My Baby Doesn’t Smell as Bad as Yours: The Plasticity of Disgust”, “Transplanting Beavers by Airplane and Parachute”, and “Do Women Spend More Time in the Bathroom then Men”. You can also participate in a science study examining the solution to a unique “biomedical engineering” problem and then compare your results to those from the published study. In this workshop, you’ll laugh and then you’ll think.

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

4:00pm

The Wilhelm Scream-A-Long: Music and Sound Design's Role in Pop Culture
A discussion on the importance of sound and music in pop culture, with a focus on games, film and web content. Additional professional sound designers, mixers, producers and editors will make up the panelists--all of whom have worked in video games, major motion pictures, indie films, and advertising. This panel would be informative and entertaining for anyone interested in sound, voice over composition, mixing, music licensing, editorial, film making, music production, video game creation, and sound design.

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

4:00pm

4:00pm

Mario Kart 8 & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • Class – 150 cc

  • Teams – Free for all

  • Objects – All Objects

  • CPU – None

  • Circuits – At random

  • Races – 3

  • 4 players per match (3 if not even, depends on number of entrants)

  • Top 2 per match advance in tournament, bottom 1 or 2 are out
    Single Elimination

  • All characters and any unlocked karts/bikes/accessories available allowed. Not everything will be unlocked, and anything unlocked during the tournament is allowed once unlocked

  • Any tie-breakers will be decided by a one race sudden death match between the participants following the same rules outlined above




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Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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Saturday June 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

4:00pm

Grizzly
Directed by Louisville's own William Girdler. A fifteen foot tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park. Christopher George leaps into the carnage to stop it.

Starring Christopher George, Andrew Prine and Richard Jaeckel Directed by William Girdler


Saturday June 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:35pm
C: Film Room 138

4:00pm

Megapython vs. Gatoroid
There's a crisis in the Florida Everglades as giant pythons are threatening the alligator population. Starring Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, A Martinez Directed by Mary Lambert

Saturday June 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:35pm
C: Film Room 137

4:45pm

5:00pm

Podcasting 101 - Equipment and Topics
Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

5:00pm

5:00pm

Guillermo del Toro Fan Panel
Learn what it is like to be on set with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (HELLBOY 2, PACIFIC RIM, PAN'S LABYRINTH) and get a sneak peak at his upcoming projects.  Parker Lyons, founder of DelToroFilms.com, the official fansite of Guillermo del Toro, will share his observations on how the visionary director works behind the camera and will let you know where his current projects, like JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK and PACIFIC RIM 2, stand.

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

5:00pm

The Sharknado Phenonmena
The Asylum's Sharknado has launched cultural phenomena, we discuss it


Saturday June 27, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

5:00pm

All Indy PopCon Cosplayers Photo Shoot
Calling all Cosplayers

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Entrance Outside of the Main Entrance at Capital & Georgia

5:00pm

Hearthstone 1v1 & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • 3 pre-made Decks, 1 Deck per Class/ Hero

  • Full deck lists must be provided to Admin before competing

  • Single elimination

  • Best of 5 Conquest format

  • Blind pick

  • No vetoes

  • When a player wins a game, the winning player cannot use the class that was used for that game for the remainder of the match The player that loses a game can keep the same class or switch to a different class at their choice, with such a switch being a ‘blind pick.’

  • After the first game in the match begins, if an Eligible Participant leaves the match lobby, or cancels the “game challenge”, or leaves the Hearthstone game client for any reason, it is considered a match forfeiture and the opposing Eligible Participant will win the match; additionally, once the starting hands are provided by the Hearthstone game client, if an Eligible Participant leaves the game for any reason, the Eligible Participant is considered to have forfeited the game, awarding his or her opponent one game point.




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Saturday June 27, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

6:00pm

Cargo
Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.

Saturday June 27, 2015 6:00pm - 6:10pm
C: Film Room 137

6:00pm

Recursion
This is a modern-day time-travel adventure about best-man Sherwin. Accident-prone, he loses the ring moments before the ceremony. But a powerful secret allows him to try everything possible (and impossible) to correct his mistake...again and again and again.

Saturday June 27, 2015 6:00pm - 6:25pm
C: Film Room 138

6:00pm

Sophie Aldred Q&A Session
A question and answer session with Sophie Aldred

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

6:00pm

Fark Meet Up
Fans of Fark can join Drew Curtis in the Small Panel Room before doing what you all Farkers do best - heading downtown and enjoying some beers.  At 6:30, meet-up group will depart and walk to the Slippery Noodle, just south of the Indiana Convention Center.  Enjoy dinner, drinks and great company!

Food and Beverage not included. All attendees are responsible for their own tabs! 

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

6:00pm

Sharknado 2
A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites - and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple. Starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Viveca A .Fox Directed by Anthony Ferrante


Saturday June 27, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
C: Film Room 136

6:00pm

League of Legends 5v5

  • 5vs5 Summoner’s Rift

  • Best of 1

  • Single Elimination

  • Tournament Draft

  • 1st place – PopCon Trophies

  • 2nd place – PopCon Medals

  • Higher Seed chooses map side



If a player encounters an issue with any equipment provided by the tournament organizer during the setup time, they must immediately notify the ref so that the official responsible for equipment can fix it.

Players are allowed to pause if directed by a tournament official, or as part of their allotted pause time per game. During any pause or stoppage, players can’t leave the match area unless they’re officially authorized.

Additional rules follow Riot Rules


Saturday June 27, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

6:15pm

Scotty's Brewhouse Fan Meetup
Join up with fellow PopCon fans for a leisurely walk over to Scotty's Brewhouse for dinner and drinks. This is the perfect opportunity to make new friends and have fun!

Scotty's is a family friendly establishment, all ages welcome. 

Saturday June 27, 2015 6:15pm - 6:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

6:15pm

Red Dawn
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces. Starring Patrick Swayze, Charlies Sheen and William Smith Directed by John Milius


Saturday June 27, 2015 6:15pm - 8:15pm
C: Film Room 137

6:30pm

Cosplay Contest
Moderators
avatar for Amalgam Podcast Network

Amalgam Podcast Network

Who is Amalgam Podcast Network? The Amalgam Podcast Network is a source for anyone, of any age, race, interest and passion to create and develop a way to share your thoughts and desires online through Podcasts.  Originally just Geek Stuff off the Cuff, a podcast hosted by Jared... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
A: Main Stage

6:30pm

Alien
The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them. Starring Signourney Weaver, Tom Skerrit , Yaphet Kotto, John Heard and Veronica Cartwright Directed by Ridley Scott


Saturday June 27, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
C: Film Room 138

7:00pm

Hourly Game Play - All Day Long
Not scheduled to play in a tournament yet?  That's okay, you can practice in the eBash GameZone!

Click Here for Ticket Information
 ----------------------------

In 2014 we built complete LAN centers at conventions and held both fun and competitive events for gamers of all skill levels.  In 2015 we kick things off at Indy PopCon featuring new games with new systems and we can't wait to meet all of the new players! 

The highlight of this year's gaming zone features new Alienware X51 gaming computers.  These will be set-up for both hourly play and competitive events throughout the weekend.  If you want to join our local Minecraft server and jump into your favorite mods such as the Hunger Games Mod we have that for you.  If you're a League of Legends player and want to see how you stack up in LAN competition, join into our 5v5 random matches

Some highlights the 2015 Gaming Zone: 


  •  Racing simulators featuring Dirt 2 that are used each year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the infield for spectators

  • Wii U casual and competitive events for Smash Brothers and MarioKart

  • PC game library available:  League of Legends, Hearthstone, Smite, Heroes of Newerth, Minecraft, Dota 2 and more....

  • Unique Indy PopCon Trophies and Medals for the top players

  • Special in-game awards, skin codes and other treats from publishers


You may pre-purchase passes to any of the special events and even buy hourly passes early.  These all guarantee you a position for the times and let you skip the lines waiting to enter during the convention. 

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Click Here for Ticket Information 


Saturday June 27, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

8:00pm

Smash Brothers 4 2v2 Bracket & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • Single Elimination

  • Best of 3


(Using settings and rules from Apex 2015 Official Rulebook)
Game Settings 


  • Stock and time are set to 3 stock and 8 minutes for Doubles

  • Stock sharing is allowed

  • Custom Fighters are set to off

  • Mii Fighters are legal. No other specials for Mii Fighters will be allowed. Players are not allowed to transfer existing Miis to a setup.


Stage List Starter Stages 


  • Battlefield

  • Final Destination

  • Smashville


Counterpick Stages 


  • Castle Siege

  • Delfino Plaza

  • Duck Hunt

  • Halberd

  • Kongo Jungle 64 (Doubles only)

  • Lylat Cruise

  • Town & City

  • Omega Stages*


* Treated as Final Destination in banning phase. If Final Destination is banned, Omega Stages are banned and vice versa. 

Additional Rules 


  • Stage Striking: ​The player with port priority strikes one stage from the Starter Stage list. Then the other player strikes one stage and the remaining stage is used for the first match.

  • Stage Clause:​A player/team may not pick any stage they previously won on during the set.

  • Stage Bans: ​During the stage ban phase, the player who won the previous game may ban 2 stages from either the Starter or Counterpick lists.

  • Self-­Destruct Moves:​ If a match ends with the successful use of a character’s self­-destruct move, the player that initiated the self destruct move wins the match regardless of what the results screen states. Self-­destruct moves include only Ganondorf’s Side-B, King Dedede’s Neutral­-B, Wario’s Neutral-­B, and Kirby’s Neutral­-B.

  • Team Colors:​ Players’ character colors must match their team’s color when possible, to avoid confusion (ex: Luigi on the green team must use the green costume)

  • Alternate Controllers: ​The Wii U Gamepad, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo 2DS are banned from use as controllers. All other controllers are acceptable for this event.

  • Bowser Jr’s Clown Car Glitch​: If the Bowser Jr.’s Clown Car Glitch happens, players are to pause the match and call a TO or a referee over to confirm the glitch has happened. Once confirmed, players will reset the match to the same stocks and get as close to the percents as they had when the Glitch took place. (The Bowser Jr. Clown Car Glitch happens when the car respawns after using Up B right before the player loses their stock. The character starts to teleport around, also hit boxes and animations for Bowser Jr. change

  • Games or sets are not to be replayed due to a misinterpretation of the rules; it is the players’ responsibilities to ask the TO for any clarification of the rule set in the event of a disagreement, and the outcome of a game or set will not be changed after the fact unless under extreme circumstances.

  • Collusion​of any kind with your competitors is forbidden. If the TO determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally under performing, the colluding players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the TO. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.

  • Any situation that can arise that is NOT listed, but could be an issue to the staff or the players will be taken care of at the discretion of the TO(s). You have a right to appeal to the TO(s) about any minor offense that happens within your played event, however, the TO(s) is final. Any argument will result in further penalty or possible ejection from the venue depending on the severity of the act without a refund.


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Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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Saturday June 27, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

8:00pm

Story Time With Deadpool
This will be the third installment of Storytime in which personal stories that are written and read by Deadpool himself. With the help of some of his friends, Deadpool will read Mad-Lib style stories and call on the audience to fill in the blanks. Deadpool himself will have a side bar, often making jokes and speaking directly to the audience for total engagement. 2 stories will be read, the first being a child friendly story and the second will be an PG-13 story, to contain mild language. It will be a family friendly event.

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 8:00pm - 9:15pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

8:00pm

Gaming Late Night Begins!
Join us for late a late night gaming session, sponsered by eBash Game Centers.  Open until midnight.


Saturday June 27, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

8:10pm

PopCon Drive In Presents: Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures. Starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones  Directed by Guillermo Del Toro

Presented and Sponsored by Del Toro Films


Saturday June 27, 2015 8:10pm - 10:10pm
A: Main Stage

9:00pm

PopCon Pajama Party
The Indy Pop Con Pajama Party is a fun event for all! It's a chance for all of us to eat pizza, watch anime and movies, all while being in our pajamas. So, its just like your normal day but at the convention center with a bunch of cool people. Bring anime, movies, food, and non-alcoholic drinks!

Saturday June 27, 2015 9:00pm - 11:59pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

9:15pm

Dan Telfer Comedy at Joker's Comedy Club
VIPs get in free with reservation

$12 per ticket, 2 item minimum in showroom 

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 9:15pm - 11:00pm
Off-Site

9:30pm

Surviving 5 Nights
This is a parody style interactive panel for Five Night's at Freddy's. This panel will go over the 'rules' of Freddy Fazbear Pizza as well as even going deep into the lore and several theories. There will the four total people to keep the crowed interactive and entertained. Cause here at Freddy's there's so much fun, you'll die.

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 9:30pm - 10:30pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

10:00pm

Hearthstone 1v1 & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • 3 pre-made Decks, 1 Deck per Class/ Hero

  • Full deck lists must be provided to Admin before competing

  • Single elimination

  • Best of 5 Conquest format

  • Blind pick

  • No vetoes

  • When a player wins a game, the winning player cannot use the class that was used for that game for the remainder of the match The player that loses a game can keep the same class or switch to a different class at their choice, with such a switch being a ‘blind pick.’

  • After the first game in the match begins, if an Eligible Participant leaves the match lobby, or cancels the “game challenge”, or leaves the Hearthstone game client for any reason, it is considered a match forfeiture and the opposing Eligible Participant will win the match; additionally, once the starting hands are provided by the Hearthstone game client, if an Eligible Participant leaves the game for any reason, the Eligible Participant is considered to have forfeited the game, awarding his or her opponent one game point.




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Saturday June 27, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
D: eBash GameZone

10:15pm

PopCon Drive In Presents: Rocky Horror Picture Show
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Starring Tim Curry, Susan Sartandon, Richard O'Brien and Barry Bostwick Directed by Jim Sharman


Saturday June 27, 2015 10:15pm - 11:55pm
A: Main Stage

10:30pm

The Masque of the Red Death
“Masque of the Red Death” a live action game for 10 to 40 players based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story of the same name. It is a mashup of “Are You a Werewolf,” “Wink Death” and “Murder in the Dark” with role playing elements. In this game, everyone is a guest at a masquerade ball while one player secretly wields the Red Death. Everyone has a Role or character with a personal goal, however since everyone is wearing a mask the guests cannot 
recognize each other. In addition to your personal goal, your Team Goal is to either eliminate the player holding the Red Death card, or to protect the Red Death and eliminate enough players from the party.

http://www.experimentalgamer.com/masque-red-death 

Speakers

Saturday June 27, 2015 10:30pm - 11:15pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

11:00pm

Official PopCon After Party
The Official PopCon After Party, located downtown at Skybar and Taps & Dolls.

Located at:
247 S Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46225 

Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday June 28, 2015 2:00am
Off-Site
 
Sunday, June 28
 

8:00am

Hourly Game Play - All Day Long
Not scheduled to play in a tournament yet?  That's okay, you can practice in the eBash GameZone!

Click Here for Ticket Information
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In 2014 we built complete LAN centers at conventions and held both fun and competitive events for gamers of all skill levels.  In 2015 we kick things off at Indy PopCon featuring new games with new systems and we can't wait to meet all of the new players! 

The highlight of this year's gaming zone features new Alienware X51 gaming computers.  These will be set-up for both hourly play and competitive events throughout the weekend.  If you want to join our local Minecraft server and jump into your favorite mods such as the Hunger Games Mod we have that for you.  If you're a League of Legends player and want to see how you stack up in LAN competition, join into our 5v5 random matches

Some highlights the 2015 Gaming Zone: 


  •  Racing simulators featuring Dirt 2 that are used each year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the infield for spectators

  • Wii U casual and competitive events for Smash Brothers and MarioKart

  • PC game library available:  League of Legends, Hearthstone, Smite, Heroes of Newerth, Minecraft, Dota 2 and more....

  • Unique Indy PopCon Trophies and Medals for the top players

  • Special in-game awards, skin codes and other treats from publishers


You may pre-purchase passes to any of the special events and even buy hourly passes early.  These all guarantee you a position for the times and let you skip the lines waiting to enter during the convention. 

 ---------------------------- 

Click Here for Ticket Information 


Sunday June 28, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am
D: eBash GameZone

8:30am

Morning Press Conference
Press conference and Q&A

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 8:30am - 9:15am
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

8:30am

Newbies - First Time Con Goers 101
Never been to a con? Join us and learn!

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 8:30am - 9:15am
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

10:00am

Sonic
On the distant planet of Mobius, all is peaceful. However, the days of the planet's peace are numbered when a man named Julian Kintobor, who now goes by Robotnik, declares himself ruler. Three months later, Robotnik has taken full control of Mobius. But although he thinks he has destroyed all animal life in the uncharted land of the South Island, one still remains, and that is Sonic the Hedgehog. Sick of the evil doctor's dark rule, he sets off, determined to restore freedom to his planet.

Sunday June 28, 2015 10:00am - 10:20am
C: Film Room 138

10:00am

Batman: City of Scars
When the Joker escapes from Arkham and murders the parents of a young boy, Batman recalls the pain of losing his own parents as a child. He is pushed past his limits to the point where his focus becomes revenge on all who stand in his way, including many of Gotham’s underworld. Finally, Batman is forced to look at the psychological profile of his own mind and except the consequences of his life to find resolve

Sunday June 28, 2015 10:00am - 10:35am
C: Film Room 137

10:00am

Help! My kid is a Geek!
Are you a parent with geeky kids and you don't quite understand their obsessions?  This class is for you!  

Come listen to professional geeks, nerds, and educators as they talk to you about the latest and greatest geek obsessions and how they can become successful careers.  If you’ve even been concerned that your child is spending too much time on Minecraft or YouTube, or that they tend to draw instead of play outside with other kids, this is the panel for you.

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Talkington

Michelle Talkington

Owner, Global Geek
Michelle is a very passionate geek who belongs to many different fandoms. She is currently living in Chicago and has worked with various nationwide conventions as press, Programming Track Coordinator for Doctor Who, Press Coordinator, Fan Panel Moderator, and as a Celebrity Moderator... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Heather M Decker

Heather M Decker

Heather M Decker is Lead Technical Artist at Zynga Chicago and heads up IGDA Chicago, an organisation she has volunteered for since she was living in Iowa in 2011. She’s a two-time IGDA Scholar, and now sits on the committee that organizes this life-changing program. She holds... Read More →


Sunday June 28, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

10:00am

How to Build a Successful Art Portfolio
Are you someone who wants to draw comic books? Do you want to draw Spider-Man swinging from NYC rooftops? Do you crave penciling the next great battle of the X-men? Or do you have the need to redesign the next Batman armor? Are you unable to leave your house without your pencil and sketchbook?

It sounds like you need to be drawing comic books! (comics?) Chris Allo former Talent Liason/Associate Editor for Marvel Entertainment is here to give you information on how to begin your professional career. Learn all the criteria editors and publishers look for in new and aspiring artists. Learn how to put together a professional portfolio. Learn the correct ways to show and promote your artwork and your personal brand.

For portfolio review:
(Not required)
For Pencilers
1. 3-5 pages of consecutive storytelling
2. I splash page or double page spread
3. 1 page very little action (storytelling relies on artist's ability to portray body language, facial expression, interesting daring shots and interesting panels (layouts and shapes)
4. Pick a character or two and redesign.

Speakers
CA

Chris Allo

Chris Allo's career at Marvel Entertainment spanned nearly ten years from Internship (2000) to Talent Management(2009). He assisted in managing hundred of freelancers in various capacities. He hosted and reviewed portfolios for visiting students from SCAD, RISD and did portfolio reviews... Read More →


Sunday June 28, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

10:00am

Frost Sisters
Moderators
avatar for Amalgam Podcast Network

Amalgam Podcast Network

Who is Amalgam Podcast Network? The Amalgam Podcast Network is a source for anyone, of any age, race, interest and passion to create and develop a way to share your thoughts and desires online through Podcasts.  Originally just Geek Stuff off the Cuff, a podcast hosted by Jared... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
A: Main Stage

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

Translating YouTube Fandom to Future Career Opportunities
Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

10:00am

Magic: The Gathering Tournament (Time TBD!)
The time for this event has NOT been finalized!  Please add to your Sched and check back for finalized times and details.


Sunday June 28, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Open Gaming Tables

10:00am

Anime Music Video Showcase
Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
C: Film Room 136

10:00am

Settlers of Catan Tournament
For a $5 donation to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana, anyone can join this fun to play, fun to win tournament. Every game, you will win a custom pin made by Mayfair Games, the creators of Settlers of Catan. You will also get entered into a drawing for a Settlers of Catan backpack, a set of PopCon 2014 Posters, and four three day passes to Indy PopCon 2016!

With 100% of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana, how can you pass up the chance? 

Sunday June 28, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm
Open Gaming Tables

10:00am

Live Action Pathfinder Game (For Charity!)
Endless Dungeon is a charity event benefiting the Extra Life Foundation and Riley Children's Hospital.  Visit anytime during PopCon to hop into a game, or to observe and laugh, and - most importantly - support an awesome cause.

More Information 

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The Endless Dungeon is the quintessential tabletop experience modified and set into motion by the power of Donation. All proceeds go directly to the Extra Life Charity! The stage is occupied by the dungeon master who will lead our heroes through the Endless Dungeon. There are no designated players! Anyone who is interested in playing simply donates the proper amount and is then invited on stage to play.

The goal is to last as long as possible while the audience does everything in their power to aid or conquer the participating adventurers. Through donation the players along with anyone from the audience can create armor, weapons, or contribute potions to the players and enemies alike. As long-time adventurers ourselves we know how to create true challenges. 

Sponsors

Sunday June 28, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Endless Dungeon Room 130

10:15am

Props & Accessories for Costuming
This is a CraftShop!  Participants in this CraftShop will learn hands-on skills and leave the event with a craft they can call their own.  Cost for these CraftShops is $15 and includes all material costs for the CraftShop.  

Ticket Information Here

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Nothing defines a character like a signature weapon or a unique piece of jewelry, but props can often be more difficult to find or create than the fabric clothing of costumes. We’ll cover the pros and cons of various construction materials, and show sample pieces made from each one. Participants will make a con-safe weapon prop to take home.

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Ticket Information Here
 


Sunday June 28, 2015 10:15am - 12:15pm
D: Cosplay Zone Hall I

10:25am

Megashark vs. Mechashark
A new mega shark threatens to destroy humanity. The government creates an exact robotic copy of the shark, either equal to or greater than the original. Now they must fight to the death while people and whole cities get in the way. Starring Christopher Judge, Elisabeth Röhm, Matt Lagan Directed by Emile Smith


Sunday June 28, 2015 10:25am - 12:00pm
C: Film Room 138

10:40am

Croft
A woman will risk everything to save a young girl held hostage in the mountains by a group of mercenaries. Inspired by the Tomb Raider video games among others along with some of the great action movies from the 80's.

Sunday June 28, 2015 10:40am - 11:00am
C: Film Room 137

11:00am

Malcolm Goodwin Panel
Zombie culture may be nearing its peak, but we fell in love with the new series that puts a fresh spin on the zombie culture - the CW network's iZombie. Rather than focus on bloodlust and zombie rage, they took Mike Aldred's comic series about a zombie turned mystery solver and the series has been renewed for Season 2. Come chat with iZombie & Breakout Kings star Malcolm Goodwin about his thoughts on Season 1 for iZombie and ask him to spill the beans on details for Season 2!

Moderators
avatar for Robb Ellis

Robb Ellis

WISH TV
Robb Ellis is the weekday evening meteorologist for WISH-TV’s Forecast 8. He traded the heat, humidity and hurricanes of the Carolina coastline for the larger variety of weather that central Indiana has to offer. From snow to severe storms, every type of weather brings out his passion... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
A: Main Stage

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Podcasting and Journalism: How We Got Started
Professional podcasters, geek journalists and bloggers discuss the process of breaking into the business and answer questions about the world of podcasting and geek journalism.


Sunday June 28, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

11:00am

Troy Baker Photo Op
30

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

11:00am

Pokemon: League Challenge (Times TBD)
This is NOT the final time for this event.  Please add it to your schedule and check back soon for finalized details.

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League Challenge tournaments are designed to provide players with small, entry-level events on a local scale. Players in each of the three recognized age divisions can work toward earning Championship Points, potentially earning an invitation to the 2015 World Championships! Bring your Player ID card, if you have one. If you don’t have a Player ID, one will be given to you at the event. Players must complete a deck list for this event. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for more information about what to bring to an event. The tournament is run using the Standard Format and Age-Modified Swiss pairings. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for information about the Standard Format and Swiss. The number of Swiss rounds to be run will depend on total attendance at the event. Final Standings will be determined after the final round of Swiss. 


Sunday June 28, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Open Gaming Tables

11:00am

The Best (and Worst) of Doctor Who
Calling all Whovians! Jump into the TARDIS and join the CONtessa as she takes a look at some of the most important questions in the Doctor Who universe! Take the online poll to cast your vote and then attend the Best and Worst of Doctor Who Panel to take a trip through time and space as we reveal your favorite Doctor Who moments as picked by you - the wonderful Indy Pop Con attendees!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Talkington

Michelle Talkington

Owner, Global Geek
Michelle is a very passionate geek who belongs to many different fandoms. She is currently living in Chicago and has worked with various nationwide conventions as press, Programming Track Coordinator for Doctor Who, Press Coordinator, Fan Panel Moderator, and as a Celebrity Moderator... Read More →


Sunday June 28, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

11:00am

Art Portfolio Review (Open Gaming Hall)
Have you dreamt of a career in comics?  Visit former Marvel talent manager Chris Allo for a portfolio review and advice on how to best structure your portfolio to get noticed by the titans in the industry!

Sunday June 28, 2015 11:00am - 12:45pm
Special Attractions

11:00am

Smash Brothers 4 1v1 Bracket & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • Single Elimination

  • Best of 3


(Using settings and rules from Apex 2015 Official Rulebook)
Game Settings 


  • Stock and time are set to 2 stock and 6 minutes for Singles

  • Custom Fighters are set to off

  • Mii Fighters are legal. No other specials for Mii Fighters will be allowed. Players are not allowed to transfer existing Miis to a setup.


Stage List Starter Stages 


  • Battlefield

  • Final Destination

  • Smashville


Counterpick Stages 


  • Castle Siege

  • Delfino Plaza

  • Duck Hunt

  • Halberd

  • Lylat Cruise

  • Town & City

  • Omega Stages*


* Treated as Final Destination in banning phase. If Final Destination is banned, Omega Stages are banned and vice versa. 

Additional Rules 


  • Stage Striking: ​The player with port priority strikes one stage from the Starter Stage list. Then the other player strikes one stage and the remaining stage is used for the first match.

  • Stage Clause:​A player/team may not pick any stage they previously won on during the set.

  • Stage Bans: ​During the stage ban phase, the player who won the previous game may ban 2 stages from either the Starter or Counterpick lists.

  • Self-­Destruct Moves:​If a match ends with the successful use of a character’s self­-destruct move, the player that initiated the self destruct move wins the match regardless of what the results screen states. Self-­destruct moves include only Ganondorf’s Side-B, King Dedede’s Neutral­-B, Wario’s Neutral-­B, and Kirby’s Neutral­-B.

  • Team Colors:​Players’ character colors must match their team’s color when possible, to avoid confusion (ex: Luigi on the green team must use the green costume)

  • Alternate Controllers: ​The Wii U Gamepad, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo 2DS are banned from use as controllers. All other controllers are acceptable for this event.

  • Bowser Jr’s Clown Car Glitch​: If the Bowser Jr.’s Clown Car Glitch happens, players are to pause the match and call a TO or a referee over to confirm the glitch has happened. Once confirmed, players will reset the match to the same stocks and get as close to the percents as they had when the Glitch took place. (The Bowser Jr. Clown Car Glitch happens when the car respawns after using Up B right before the player loses their stock. The character starts to teleport around, also hit boxes and animations for Bowser Jr. change

  • Games or sets are not to be replayed due to a misinterpretation of the rules; it is the players’ responsibilities to ask the TO for any clarification of the rule set in the event of a disagreement, and the outcome of a game or set will not be changed after the fact unless under extreme circumstances.

  • Collusion​of any kind with your competitors is forbidden. If the TO determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally under performing, the colluding players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the TO. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.

  • Any situation that can arise that is NOT listed, but could be an issue to the staff or the players will be taken care of at the discretion of the TO(s). You have a right to appeal to the TO(s) about any minor offense that happens within your played event, however, the TO(s) is final. Any argument will result in further penalty or possible ejection from the venue depending on the severity of the act without a refund.




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Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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Sunday June 28, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

11:05am

Deadpool: Typical Tuesday
Marvel's popular crimson assassin has been hired to take out a specific target. Kill the man, get the cash. The problem is, he's not the only one on the job.

Sunday June 28, 2015 11:05am - 11:20am
C: Film Room 137

11:25am

Star Fox
The first Star Fox series of video games was released in 1993 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was the first three-dimensional Nintendo game, and it included the Super FX chip, a coprocessor used to accelerate graphics display, which became Nintendo’s first game to use 3D polygon graphics. The complex display of three-dimensional models with polygons was still new and uncommon in console video games, and the game was much-hyped as a result. Fan Filmmakers have re-imagined the Star Fox property and the characters into their own conceptional short.

Sunday June 28, 2015 11:25am - 11:35am
C: Film Room 137

12:00pm

Malcolm Goodwin Photo Op
30

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

12:00pm

Pokemon Trainer Feud Game Show
Calling all Pokémon trainers! Pokémon’s Ash (SuperKayceCosplay) and Misty (RealBreakingNate) you to battle it out for them in this epic game show event. Audience members will be selected to represent either Ash or Misty. You might just have to answer a simple trivia question OR you could get stuck with a Pokémon dare challenge and end up having to flop on the floor like a helpless Magikarp! Either way there will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your Poké skills and win some prizes along the way. Let’s settle this feud once and for all and put this bicycle mess behind us! Will you be Team Ash or Team Misty?


Sunday June 28, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

12:00pm

Young Writer/Artist Workshop
I am a High School graduate, 18 years old, and I am the creator of the Benefactors webcomic. I have learned a LOT over the years about storytelling techniques, comic writing, character design and development, and tons of other cool tips and advice I could share with kids and teens who want to do the same thing. Most of the panel I would leave open to questions to what the audience wants to know or learn. As of now I am the only one who would host this panel - but if you feel it would be better if I get some backup. I can! If there are any suggestions to what I can tweak or change about the panel if it sounds like a good idea, let me know!

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

Doctor Who / Sophie Aldred Panel
Moderators
avatar for Michelle Talkington

Michelle Talkington

Owner, Global Geek
Michelle is a very passionate geek who belongs to many different fandoms. She is currently living in Chicago and has worked with various nationwide conventions as press, Programming Track Coordinator for Doctor Who, Press Coordinator, Fan Panel Moderator, and as a Celebrity Moderator... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
A: Main Stage

12:00pm

HCS Indianapolis Winner’s Bracket Finals
HCS Indianapolis by PGL continues with Championship Sunday! Watch as the best Halo players in the world battle for their share of $50,000 , and you can get a chance to win a custom Xbox One console!

Moderators
Sunday June 28, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
D: Halo Championship Zone

12:00pm

Lightsaber/Sword Combat Tutorial
We are Indy Lightsaber Academy. We are Indy's ONLY lightsaber combat group and specialize in stage combat and lightsaber sparring. We've appeared at multiple cons and events and can do classes for kids and adults. Throughout the hour session we'll go through the basic strikes and blocks of Form I (Shii-Cho) and then go into light sparring with foam sabers. Lightsaber combat combines many different sword disciplines into one fun and comprehensive system. We are lucky to have one of Indy's finest swordsman teaching the class and leading the group. You simply will not find a better instructor and fighter than Michael. This will be a FUN and educational panel that shows people of all walks, how to use and handle a sword they might be carrying around anyway.


Sunday June 28, 2015 12:00pm - 1:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

12:00pm

Frost Sisters Photo Op
20


Sunday June 28, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Photo Booth 815

12:00pm

League of Legends 3v3

  • 3vs3 Twisted Treeline

  • Best of 1

  • Single Elimination

  • Tournament Draft

  • 1st place – PopCon Trophies

  • 2nd place – PopCon Medals

  • Higher Seed chooses map side



If a player encounters an issue with any equipment provided by the tournament organizer during the setup time, they must immediately notify the ref so that the official responsible for equipment can fix it.

Players are allowed to pause if directed by a tournament official, or as part of their allotted pause time per game. During any pause or stoppage, players can’t leave the match area unless they’re officially authorized.

Additional rules follow Riot Rules


Sunday June 28, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

12:30pm

Firefly: The Verse
Written for fans and by fans who are inspired by the cult sci-fi series "Firefly". An exciting new look at this beloved world featuring a new crew, a new ship and a heaping dose of misbehavin’!

Sunday June 28, 2015 12:30pm - 12:45pm
C: Film Room 138

12:30pm

Power/Ranger
A dark and gritty re-imagining of the classic franchise. Starring Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek, Russ Bain

Sunday June 28, 2015 12:30pm - 12:45pm
C: Film Room 136

12:30pm

Casper Van Dien Photo Op
40

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

12:30pm

The Greatest Fan Film of All Time
When the universe's most sinister villains converge on a gathering of the world's greatest heroes, a fanboy's dream battle ensues.

Sunday June 28, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
C: Film Room 137

12:45pm

Sophie Aldred Photo Op
30

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

12:50pm

Spawn the Re:Call
A former witch loses her son while shopping. Knowing evil forces are still lurking, she frantically searches for him, but comes across a discovery.

Sunday June 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:00pm
C: Film Room 136

12:50pm

James Bond: In the Service of Nothing
An aging former super spy struggles to find his place in a self-absorbed world without borders.

Sunday June 28, 2015 12:50pm - 1:05pm
C: Film Room 138

1:00pm

Zach Galligan Photo Op
30

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

1:00pm

Comic Creator Panel
Meet the masters of comics themselves from several eras of comic books.  We'll allow them ti discuss how they got started in their professions and how they perceive the industry has changed over the years.  Fans will be able to ask questions and engage with the panelists in the ultimate panel for comic lovers of all ages!

Moderators
avatar for Amalgam Podcast Network

Amalgam Podcast Network

Who is Amalgam Podcast Network? The Amalgam Podcast Network is a source for anyone, of any age, race, interest and passion to create and develop a way to share your thoughts and desires online through Podcasts.  Originally just Geek Stuff off the Cuff, a podcast hosted by Jared... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A: Main Stage

1:00pm

Development Success Starts With the Right Engine
There is few more critical choices when developing your game then selecting the right engine, but it can take months before you know if you made the right choice. Get some advice on selecting the right engine for your game from the start.

Speakers
EA

Eric Arnold

A native of Champaign, IL, Eric has been playing games since he could pick up a controller, and creating them almost as long. Most projects were solo efforts until he helped co-found Spartasoft at Michigan State University. The group is devoted to teaching students how to create... Read More →
avatar for Heather M Decker

Heather M Decker

Heather M Decker is Lead Technical Artist at Zynga Chicago and heads up IGDA Chicago, an organisation she has volunteered for since she was living in Iowa in 2011. She’s a two-time IGDA Scholar, and now sits on the committee that organizes this life-changing program. She holds... Read More →
WH

William Helfrich

William holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and has experience building VR simulations and serious games. He is the Co-Lead Developer on the tank party game, ALL THINGS GO BOOM! In his free time, he enjoys skiing, climbing, and sailing. One day he hopes... Read More →
RN

Randy Nash

From the time he played his first video game, Randy knew that this was the industry for him. Growing up building computers he always had a knack for taking things apart, figuring out how they worked, and then putting them back together (always with a few bolts left over). Randy’s... Read More →


Sunday June 28, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

1:00pm

1:00pm

The Peter Spellos Experience
Peter Spellos talks Men in Black, Anime and Orville

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

1:00pm

Mario Kart 8 & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • Class – 150 cc

  • Teams – Free for all

  • Objects – All Objects

  • CPU – None

  • Circuits – At random

  • Races – 3

  • 4 players per match (3 if not even, depends on number of entrants)

  • Top 2 per match advance in tournament, bottom 1 or 2 are out
    Single Elimination

  • All characters and any unlocked karts/bikes/accessories available allowed. Not everything will be unlocked, and anything unlocked during the tournament is allowed once unlocked

  • Any tie-breakers will be decided by a one race sudden death match between the participants following the same rules outlined above




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Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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Sunday June 28, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

1:05pm

A Boy and His Dog
A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society where the old society is preserved. The daughter of one of the leaders of the community seduces and lures him below, where the citizens have become unable to reproduce because of being underground so long. They use him for impregnation purposes, and then plan to be rid of him.

Starring Don Johnson and Jason Robards Dire3cted by L.Q. Jones 


Sunday June 28, 2015 1:05pm - 2:35pm
C: Film Room 136

1:10pm

Judge Minty
An aging judge becomes empathic and decides to retire. By law, every judge that opts for retirement receives full honors and must leave Mega-City One to find a good death in the wastelands ruled by savage gangs, beasts and anarchy.

Sunday June 28, 2015 1:10pm - 1:40pm
C: Film Room 138

1:30pm

John de Lancie Photo Op
40

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

1:30pm

HCS Indianapolis Loser’s Bracket Finals
HCS Indianapolis by PGL continues with Championship Sunday! Watch as the best Halo players in the world battle for their share of $50,000 , and you can get a chance to win a custom Xbox One console!

Moderators
Sunday June 28, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
D: Halo Championship Zone

1:45pm

Dark Star
In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong. John Carpenter's first film.

Starring Dan O'Bannon,  Dre Pahich and Brian Narelle Directed by John Carpenter


Sunday June 28, 2015 1:45pm - 3:10pm
C: Film Room 138

1:50pm

White Armour
White Armour is described as Generation Kill meets Starship Troopers. The film is set in the Star Wars Universe and takes viewers into the world of Falco, an Imperial Officer Academy dropout who has recently been stripped of his rank and been conscripted into the Imperial Forces infamous Squad #1919 to destroy Rebel Scum. Squad #1919 has been sent on a recon mission to hunt down the source of the Blackwing Virus; a deadly pathogen being developed by Sith Lords in the hunt for immortality.

Sunday June 28, 2015 1:50pm - 2:10pm
C: Film Room 137

2:00pm

Main Stage Setup
Sunday June 28, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
A: Main Stage

2:00pm

Men in Comics
We've gathered a panel of fabulous women to talk about MEN IN COMICS! More men are making comics than ever before. But not all men! Some don't even WANT to. How do we create opportunities for them?

We'll have a lively discussion featuring...

  • Christina Blanch, Ball State University instructor and doctoral assistant, most popularly known for teaching the SuperMOOC "Gender through Comic Books" 

  • Jackie Crofts, co-creator of the comic Nutmeg

  • Ginger Dee, co-creator of comics The Brothers Grant, Dexter's Digs, and Presidents of the United Space and co-organizer of the Indy Webcomics Group

  • Bri Rudd, creator of the comic Oh No Bri and contributor to Geeking in Indiana and Panels

  • Katie Schenkel, contributor to The Mary Sue, Panels, and Quirk Books


Moderated by the mighty model/writer/artist powerhouse Taversia! Masterminded by the brilliant Gabrial Canada of Racebending.com.

Moderators
avatar for Taversia

Taversia

Taversia.Net
Taversia is a published science-fiction novelist with two books out: "Viscountess," & "Countess." She is currently working on her third, in completion of her trilogy. She is the regional president of Indiana for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and her focus of study is history... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ginger Dee

Ginger Dee

Her, Chris & Gin
Comic creator Ginger Dee was born on the totally, completely unknown island of Oahu. There she learned the survival skills that would make her the queen of all lizards- able to endure the searing tropical heat and unbearable humidity. After boring of travelling the Pacific and... Read More →
avatar for Bri Rudd

Bri Rudd

Bri Rudd puts her comic book opinions on the internet as a contributor at Panels.net and Geeking in Indiana. Bri Rudd puts her very own webcomic on the internet as the creator of Oh No Bri. Bri Rudd feels weird talking about herself in the third person.
avatar for Katie Schenkel

Katie Schenkel

Katie Schenkel writes about comics, movies and pop culture, often through a feminist lens. Her work can be found on The Mary Sue, Panels, Quirk Books, CliqueClack, Talking Comics and more. She also hosts the webseries Driving Home the Movie and the Just Plain Something podcast.


Sunday June 28, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

2:00pm

A Day at DS Volition Makers of Saints Row and Red Faction
What's it like to work at the studio where they make games like Saint's Row and Red Faction? Eric and Kenny talk about beyond the scenes at Deep Silver Volition and share some fun tales from working at the studio.

Speakers
EA

Eric Arnold

A native of Champaign, IL, Eric has been playing games since he could pick up a controller, and creating them almost as long. Most projects were solo efforts until he helped co-found Spartasoft at Michigan State University. The group is devoted to teaching students how to create... Read More →
KC

Kenny Chinn

Kenny is a native of Lafayette, IN. He got his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at Purdue University. During his last summer of college he was an intern on Saints Row 3. After graduating in 2011 Kenny worked on flight simulators before coming back to Volition... Read More →


Sunday June 28, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

2:00pm

2:00pm

Filmmaking Panel: Where Are Movies Going
A roundtable discussion about the changing shape of the film industry


Sunday June 28, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

2:00pm

Introduction to Thermoplastics
This is a CraftShop!  Participants in this CraftShop will learn hands-on skills and leave the event with a craft they can call their own.  Cost for these CraftShops is $15 and includes all material costs for the CraftShop.  

Ticket Information Here

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You’ve heard about amazing plastics like Worbla and Wonderflex and Sintra — but which material is right for your project, and where do you start? This workshop will cover the basic varieties of thermoplastics and their uses, along with sample projects and live demonstrations. Participants will make a small Worbla project to take home.

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Ticket Information Here
 


Sunday June 28, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D: Cosplay Zone Hall I

2:00pm

Hearthstone 1v1 & Open Gaming
Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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  • 3 pre-made Decks, 1 Deck per Class/ Hero

  • Full deck lists must be provided to Admin before competing

  • Single elimination

  • Best of 5 Conquest format

  • Blind pick

  • No vetoes

  • When a player wins a game, the winning player cannot use the class that was used for that game for the remainder of the match The player that loses a game can keep the same class or switch to a different class at their choice, with such a switch being a ‘blind pick.’

  • After the first game in the match begins, if an Eligible Participant leaves the match lobby, or cancels the “game challenge”, or leaves the Hearthstone game client for any reason, it is considered a match forfeiture and the opposing Eligible Participant will win the match; additionally, once the starting hands are provided by the Hearthstone game client, if an Eligible Participant leaves the game for any reason, the Eligible Participant is considered to have forfeited the game, awarding his or her opponent one game point.




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Register Here to Reserve Your Timeslot

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Sunday June 28, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D: eBash GameZone

2:15pm

Dragon Ballz: Light of Hope
Androids #17 and #18 have eliminated all of the Z fighters with the exception of Gohan and Trunks. Can these two Saiyans stop the evil Androids from destroying the city?

Sunday June 28, 2015 2:15pm - 2:30pm
C: Film Room 137

2:15pm

Sam Jones Photo Op
30

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

2:35pm

Fallout: Nuke Break Red Star
As the Ranger makes his way through the wasteland, his purposefully solitary life is interrupted when he is faced with an important choice: remain safely anonymous or become known as a hero? Set between the time periods of the original fan film and season one of Fallout: Nuka Break, Red Star is a dark look into the makings of a legend.

Sunday June 28, 2015 2:35pm - 3:05pm
C: Film Room 137

2:40pm

G.I. Joe Operation: Red Retrieval
A small special missions team of Joes has been assembled for a priority one assignment: Find Scarlett. With the help of mole agent, the team infiltrates an underground Cobra bunker. That's when the plan becomes compromised. Someone or something has a different plan... ...and Operation: Red Retrieval is in jeopardy

Sunday June 28, 2015 2:40pm - 3:05pm
C: Film Room 136

3:00pm

Ciara Hanna Photo Op
45

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Photo Op Booth Located near the Main Stage

3:00pm

How to Be a Professional Writer
Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

3:00pm

Charity and the Everyday Cosplayer
Come learn how to turn the hobby you love into a charitable act of love and how to cosplay on a budget! We will discuss the types of charitable actions and events we participate in and will be open to new suggestions from the crowd of how to be charitable. After that, we'll discuss everything about closet and found-item cosplaying, modifying store-bought costumes, and generally cosplaying on a budget.


Sunday June 28, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

3:00pm

Kids' Costume Contest
Moderators
avatar for Michelle Talkington

Michelle Talkington

Owner, Global Geek
Michelle is a very passionate geek who belongs to many different fandoms. She is currently living in Chicago and has worked with various nationwide conventions as press, Programming Track Coordinator for Doctor Who, Press Coordinator, Fan Panel Moderator, and as a Celebrity Moderator... Read More →

Sunday June 28, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
A: Main Stage

3:00pm

3:00pm

Tell Us What You Thought - Feedback Panel
This is a panel where attendees can talk directly with the Indy PopCon organizers about their experience, share thoughts on how to improve the convention for next year, and provide general feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Akers

Ellie Akers

Game Developer Coordinator, Indy PopCon


Sunday June 28, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

3:00pm

3:10pm

Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies
While the Civil War rages on, President Abraham Lincoln must undertake an even more daunting task - destroying the Confederate Undead. Starring Bill Oberst Jr., Kent Igleheart, Rhianna Van Helton Dire3cted by Richard Schenkman


Sunday June 28, 2015 3:10pm - 4:50pm
C: Film Room 136

3:30pm

Street Fighter High: The Musical
They would become the world's greatest fighting champions. But first they had to go to prom. The kids of Street Fighter High are back... in the big screen musical you hadouk-ant miss!

Sunday June 28, 2015 3:30pm - 3:50pm
C: Film Room 138

3:30pm

Star Wars: I.M.P.S. The Relentless
Imperial Military Personnel Stories (I.M.P.S.) tells the story of the hardened grunts of the Imperial Urban Army stationed on the Revenge Class Heavy Carrier “Relentless”.

Sunday June 28, 2015 3:30pm - 3:55pm
C: Film Room 137

3:30pm

HCS Indianapolis GRAND FINALS
THIS IS IT! Come watch the grand finals of this $50,000 Halo tournament! You can also get a chance to win a custom Xbox One console!

Moderators
Sunday June 28, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
D: Halo Championship Zone

3:55pm

Spiderman Eclipse
Spider-Man has been captured and is being held for reasons not clear. Despite being badly hurt and restrained, Spider-Man knows he has to escape even if it means fighting his way out.

Sunday June 28, 2015 3:55pm - 4:05pm
C: Film Room 138

4:00pm

Killzone Intercept
Killzone Intercept occurs before the events of Killzone 4 as the ISA evacuate Helghan. A small scout squad is called upon to stall a large group of approaching Helghasts that plan to cut off the ISA convoy from reaching the extraction point. Outnumbered, the squad takes on the task with hopes of getting everyone off the planet alive.

Sunday June 28, 2015 4:00pm - 4:15pm
C: Film Room 137

4:00pm

Professional Geek by TVBinges.com
How to make your passion into a career featuring professional bloggers and podcasters, a composer for video games, sound designer for horror movies, geek photographers, and graphic designers.


Sunday June 28, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
B: Small Panel Room Panel Room 140

4:00pm

Reboot Indie Game Awards
Moderators
Speakers
EA

Eric Arnold

A native of Champaign, IL, Eric has been playing games since he could pick up a controller, and creating them almost as long. Most projects were solo efforts until he helped co-found Spartasoft at Michigan State University. The group is devoted to teaching students how to create... Read More →
avatar for Heather M Decker

Heather M Decker

Heather M Decker is Lead Technical Artist at Zynga Chicago and heads up IGDA Chicago, an organisation she has volunteered for since she was living in Iowa in 2011. She’s a two-time IGDA Scholar, and now sits on the committee that organizes this life-changing program. She holds... Read More →


Sunday June 28, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
A: Main Stage

4:00pm

Everything You Wanted to Know About Survivor, but Were Afraid to Ask
A Q&A session with everyone's favorite Survivor, Rupert Boneham. If there's anything you ever wanted to know about one of the longest running reality TV shows, now is your chance!

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
B: Medium Panel Room Panel Room 141 - 142

4:00pm

Premiere Screening of New CW Show - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Come join us for one of the first screenings of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a new show coming to the CW lineup this fall. This is the first screening of the show in Indiana, and one of the first in the US!

“CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND”

Mondays at 8PM this fall on WISH-TV -

Rebecca Bunch is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, Calif. (it’s only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic).

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND stars Rachel Bloom (“Robot Chicken”), who also serves as executive producer along with Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada”); and Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” films).

Speakers

Sunday June 28, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
B: Large Panel Room Panel Room 143 - 145

4:10pm

Star Wars: A Light in the Darkness
A Light in the Darkness’ main action takes place approx. 1 year BBY on a small planet in the Outer Rim. A young boy watches the Jedi who saved his people be killed by the very clones who once fought by his side. Years later, as a member of a small insurgency against the empire he and his team hatch a new plan to take back their planet by drawing the attention of the newly formed rebel alliance. Armed with the fallen Jedi’s light saber, he and his team battle to strike fear into the local imperial garrison, and overthrow their despotic governor. Their silent attacks give birth to a legend, and the people speak of a phantom Jedi whose spirit has returned. As the story spreads they manage to draw attention to their forgotten corner of the galaxy, but who will arrive first, the rebel alliance or the empire?

Sunday June 28, 2015 4:10pm - 4:50pm
C: Film Room 138