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Friday, June 26
 

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

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
 
Saturday, June 27
 

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

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
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 12:00pm - 12:45pm
A: Main Stage

1:00pm

Edward James Olmos Panel
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 1:00pm - 1:45pm
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

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

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

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
 
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
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

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

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