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Friday, June 26
 

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

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
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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

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

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

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
 
Sunday, June 28
 

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
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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
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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

Anime Music Video Showcase
Speakers

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

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