Convention Schedule

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FRIDAY
3:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Savage Worlds/Rifts – Kevin Siembieda and Sean Patrick Fannon
Panel Room 2
Q&A – Jason Carter
Panel Room 3
Special Effect Make-up – Tara Andrus
Panel Room 4
History of Lightsabers – Chip Lechner

4:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Cosplay Q&A – Teh Princess
Panel Room 2
Photography 101 – Kimberly Richardson
Panel Room 3
Steampunk 101 – Airship Demeneca
Panel Room 4
Krewe du Who presents Doctor Who Revived Series 10 “Hello Bill, Goodbye Doctor”

5:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Michael Coleman Q&A
Panel Room 2
Exit Pursued by Bear – Scott Carroll
Panel Room 3
Cosplay Presentation – Queen D
Panel Room 4
Did Science-Fiction Murder Its Child? – Robert Buettner

6:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Oded Fehr Q&A
Panel Room 2
Basic Cosplay Sewing and Construction – Teh Princess
Panel Room 3
Dead S.I.T.E. – Justin LeBrun and John Mangus
Panel Room 4
Sci-fi and Fantasy in Pop Culture – Allan Gilbreath, Kimberly Richardson, Rob Cerio, Jason Fedora, Derek Dykes, Eris Walsh, and J.L. Mulvihill

7:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Opening Ceremonies
Panel Room 2
Who Can Cosplay – Knight and Day
Panel Room 3
Props 101 – Mitarashi and Littner
Panel Room 4
How to Build a Lightsaber – Stephen Gill

8:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Opening Ceremonies (cont.)
Panel Room 2
Blending Noir in Science-Fiction and Fantasy – Rob Howell
Panel Room 3
CLOSED for Karaoke Setup
Panel Room 4
Cosplay 101 – Mitarashi and Littner

9:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Curse Words & Cake – Eris Walsh, Rob Cerio, and Scott Carroll
Panel Room 2
Con Horror Stories – Queen D, Knight, and Day
Panel Room 3
Karaoke presented by The Wayward Kraken
Panel Room 4
Memorial Video Presentation

10:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Minion Auction
Panel Room 2
Sexuality in Science-Fiction and Fantasy – Shannon Rains
Panel Room 3
Karaoke (cont.)
Panel Room 4
The Flaming Fem – Don Schermerhorn

11:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Minion Auction (cont.)
Panel Room 2
Sex and D&D (18+) – John Grigsby
Panel Room 3
Karaoke (cont.)
Panel Room 4
Flaming Fen (cont.)

SATURDAY
11:00 AM

Panel Room 1
Oded Fehr Q&A
Panel Room 2
Collecting Autographs Without Breaking the Bank – Eric LeBlanc
Panel Room 3
Steampunk 102: Everything You Might Have missed in Steampunk 101 and More – Airship Demeneca
Panel Room 4
40 Years of Gaming – John Grigsby, Michael Scott, Lou Zocchi

12:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Are We Ever Going to Mars? – Kathy Beauford
Panel Room 2
Tea Making – Kimberly Richardson
Panel Room 3
Romance and the Industry: How They Make It Work – Tara Andrus and Jason Carter
Panel Room 4
Former Committee and Staff Meetup (consider this your invitation)

1:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Michael Coleman Q&A
Panel Room 2
Comic Book Movies Anonymous – Dreux Blaylock and Rob Cerio
Panel Room 3
Tenet Noctis – John Mangus and Alexander Eldimiati
Panel Room 4
Welcome to Nightvale – Hannah Fowler

2:00 PM
Panel Room 1
The Feminine Mystique: The Life of the Female Author – Kimberly Richardson, K.D. Woods, J.L. Mulvihill, and Iscah
Panel Room 2
Charity Auction
Panel Room 3
Cosplay on a Budget? – Knight and Day
Panel Room 4
A Woman’s Place is in the Con Chair – Pauline Grigsby, Jessica Scott, Rebecca Smith, and Unity Rains

3:00 PM
Panel Room 1
So You Want to be in Radio – Week in Geek
Panel Room 2
Charity Auction (cont.)
Panel Room 3
Oded Fehr Q&A – VIP ONLY!
Panel Room 4
Palladium: Now and Then – Kevin Siembieda
Activity Area
How to Draw – Brian LeBlanc

4:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Costume Contest and Walk-thru
Panel Room 2
Charity Auction (cont.)
Panel Room 3
Haunting Stories: How to Blend Fiction with Real Life – J.L. Mulvihill, K.D. Woods, Jason Fedora, and Derek Dykes
Panel Room 4
A Long Time Ago in a Hotel Far Far Away: The Founding of CoastCon

5:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Costume Contest (cont.)
Panel Room 2
The Art of Demoing – Charlie the Pink Giraffe Gaming
Panel Room 3
From Star Wars to Tolkien: Isn’t It All Military Science-Fiction? – Robert Buettner
Panel Room 4
Breaking into Special Effects Make-up – Tara Andrus

6:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Costume Contest (cont.)
Panel Room 2
Casting Light on the Shadows – Jason Fedora and Allan Gilbreath
Panel Room 3
Do & Don’t: A Guide to Building a Game – Kevin Siembieda and Sean Patrick Fannon
Panel Room 4
40 Years of Crap: Has Sci-fi Schlock Evolved or Devolved Over CoastCon’s Lifetime?

7:00 PM
Panel Room 1
The Suicide Radio Show – Scott Carroll, Eris Walsh, Rob Cerio
Panel Room 2
Crafting 101 – K.D. Woods
Panel Room 3
DJ Panel – Chris Bertrand
Panel Room 4
Gay Fandom Then and Now – Jason Fisher

8:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Improv and Comedy – Scott Carroll
Panel Room 2
Advanced Cosplay Construction – Teh Princess
Panel Room 3
Harry Potter and Fandom – Iscah
Panel Room 4
Would I Lie to You? – Greg Spanier, John Grigsby, Unity Rains, Tiffany Brown, Jason Carter, Kevin Siembieda, and Robert Buettner

9:00 PM
Panel Room 1
CLOSED for dance setup
Panel Room 2
ReaDDDing Rainbow (18+) – Queen D
Panel Room 3
Using History in Science Fiction and Fantasy – Rob Howell
Panel Room 4
The Walking Dead – Southern Geek
Activity Area
Klingon Day of Honor Ceremony

10:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Dance/Ball
Panel Room 2
18+ Fanfiction – Shannon Rains
Panel Room 3
Influences of Sherlock Holmes on Modern Forensics – Iscah
Panel Room 4
CoastCon Babylon – Frank Schiavo and Neils Ericson

11:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Dance/Ball (cont.)
Panel Room 2
Watch Your Mouth
Panel Room 3
Breaking the 4th Wall (18+)
Panel Room 4
CoastCon Babylon (cont.)

SUNDAY
10:00 AM
Panel Room 3
Steampunk 103: Everything You Might have Missed in Steampunk 102 and more – Airship Demeneca
Panel Room 4
Christian Prayer Service – Raymond Boudreau

11:00 AM
Panel Room 1
Michael Coleman Q&A
Panel Room 2
Let’s Talk About D – Queen D
Panel Room 3
What Makes Horror…? – Derek Dykes
Panel Room 4
Non-Denominational Fellowship Hour

12:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Stage to Screen: The Journey of My Career – Jason Carter
Panel Room 2
Art Auction
Panel Room 3
Krewe du Who presents “Dr. Who – Time for a Change”
Panel Room 4
Living With Chronic Pain – Scott Carroll and Eris Walsh

1:00 PM
Panel Room 1
Oded Fehr Q&A
Panel Room 2
Art Auction (cont.)
Panel Room 3
Practical Special Effects: History and Today – Tara Andrus
Panel Room 4
How to Write Right – J.L. Mulvihill and her tea and cookies

2:00 PM
Panel Room 1
General Membership Meeting
Panel Room 2
Psychology of Cosplay – Knight and Day
Panel Room 3
Undertale Discussion – Jade Anderson
Panel Room 4
How to Write Right (cont.)

3:00 PM
Panel Room 1
General Membership (cont.)
Panel Room 2
Psychopaths in Literature – Allan Gilbreath and Iscah
Panel Room 3
The Film/TV Industry on the Gulf Coast – John Mangus
Panel Room 4
It’s Your Fandom – Jennifer Smith

4:00 PM
Panel Room 1
What’s Next CoastCon? – Pauline Grigsby and Frank Schiavo
Panel Room 2
Advanced Prop Making – Teh Princess
Panel Room 3
The Rules of Alternate History and How to Break Them – Robert Buettner
Panel Room 4
Blocked In: How We Avoid and Overcome Writer’s Block – Jason Fedora, K.D. Woods, Derek Dykes, and Allan Gilbreath