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Friday, July 26
 

5:00pm

How to Survive the Weekend 101
New to the convention scene and want some tips on how to get through the weekend without taking serious damage? This is the panel for you!

Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

ProJared Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

ProJared takes on a one-hour Q&A and nails it.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Knabenbauer

Jared Knabenbauer

Jared Knabenbauer aka ProJared is a gamer, reviewer and comedian. He is best known for his comedic ProJared video game reviews, One Minute Reviews of new titles, and the heartbreaking story of triumph in Pokemon Nuzlocke. In less than six months, he has grown to a YouTube subscriber base of more than 125,000 and everybody loves his hair. You can see more about ProJared at his YouTube Channel.


Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
We may not have a torch, we may not have a flame,  but we do have an awesome opening ceremony waiting for you. Join us Friday at 5 p.m as we welcome you, welcome our guests and dazzle the room with our smiles. There may even be a surprise or two waiting for you.

Included in the Opening Ceremonies is our keynote, presented by James Portnow.

Speakers
avatar for James Portnow

James Portnow

Extra Credits
James Portnow has written for every major trade publication including Gamasutra, The Escapist, Edge, and more. He is currently the writer on the hit consumer-facing series about game design: Extra Credits. He is known for his theories on socially positive design and has been asked to speak at universities and companies around the world. He is the co-author of a book on invented languages being published by Oxford University Press to be... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Crossplay 101

Ever want to cosplay the other gender?  This panel covers everything; from the make-up, binding and costume to the walking, talking and posing!


Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
The world famous thief, Carmen Sandiego, plays an intricate game of cat and mouse with teen ACME detectives, Zack and Ivy.

Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Build Your Giant Robot!!
Grab some cardboard and get building, we have a city to save! Will your team be ready in time to combat the forces of evil? There's only one way to find out: BUILD YOUR GIANT ROBOT!!

Speakers
avatar for Featherweight

Featherweight

Designing realistic replicas of just about everything in television, movies, and other media, he’s been nicknamed the “God of Cardboard” and the “MacGyver of Cosplay”, his transformation of bargain-bin materials into high quality products has earned him a reputation as a prop design master. His costumes have been featured in numerous print and online publications, including Maxim Magazine, BoingBoing, and Comic... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Terrace Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Steve Jackson Games Presents: Zombie Dice

Being a zombie isn’t hard: Roll dice. Eat Brains. Don’t get shotgunned.


Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

3DS Meet up
Bring your 3DS and meet new friends! Come show others your house in Animal Crossing and trade Pokémon!

Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Lounge Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Magic the Gathering Standard Tourny

Format for the tournament is Standard with round and prizes for coming out on top.


Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Magic the Gathering Card Swap & Drop-In

Bring your binders, trade your cards. Make your deck perfect and wins some games against new people.


Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Assassin's Creed Charity Stream
The Assassin's Creed Charity to benefit Child's Play will be livestreaming from the Console & Arcade gaming section. Celebrity call-ins, players, and more will be featured on the stream. Donate and help kids in need!

Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - Saturday July 27, 2013 12:00pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Alexandro Mikhail's Hair Donation with Cosplay for a Cure
On July 27th, the Saturday of Con Bravo, Alexandro Mikhail is going to be cutting his [extremely long, luxurious] hair - LIVE - and donating it to be made into a wig for sick children!

Join him, along with Cosplay for a Cure, and show your support!
Come by, grab a picture, make a donation, even cut some off yourself!

Friday - Saturday
For every $2 donation, you can cut off a lock of my hair yourself!

Friday July 26, 2013 5:00pm - Saturday July 27, 2013 5:00pm
Cosplay for a Cure Booth

6:00pm

Body Positive Cosplay

A panel dedicated to the positive image regardless of shape, size, colour, or gender. A look into how to dress for your body while still feeling comfortable in your own skin, as well as tips and tricks for all sizes.


Friday July 26, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

6:00pm

Sci Fi: The Well Used World

From movies to comics to games, four sci-fi fans talk about how the worlds of sci-fi are built and explore some of their tropes.


Speakers
avatar for Nash

Nash

For over thirteen years Nash had been host of the live weekly webcast Radio Dead Air, a collection of music, comedy, commentary and all things geek. Originally an audio broadcast, the show made a transition to video; shortly thereafter Nash adapted the weekly awful news segment “What the F*ck is Wrong With You?!” into a series and found a home for it at Channel Awesome. His proudest accomplishment is finding a way to turn... Read More →
avatar for Mike Dodd

Mike Dodd

This Week in Geek
A founding member of This Week in Geek, Mike has been involved with ScrewAttack as their official G1 correspondent for “Hard News” on several different occasions, worked with Tom Hanley’s The Game Heroes co-hosting the Prototype podcast, iand s a regular contributor to Blistered Thumbs and Channel Awesome. Mike is also known as the creator and main contributor of Review-A-Day where he has made it his personal mission to review... Read More →
avatar for Dan Roth

Dan Roth

Chez Apocalypse
After years of blogging for fun, Dan has become the resident expert on funny books and campy, classic sci-fi for the SyFy news site Blastr. He’s written for franchises like Angel and Doctor Who, served as creator and co-writer for the comic misadventures of brentafloss for the last two years. amd recently returned to his blogging roots as the lead features writer for Team NChick’s new flagship, Chez Apocalypse.
avatar for Leo Thompson

Leo Thompson

Channel Awesome
Best known as That SciFi Guy on ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and The Idle State, Leo is an actor, writer, producer, editor and animator. He reviews sci-fi movies from all corners, including giant robot war epics, alien horror flicks, and much more. And he has pretty hair.


Friday July 26, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

6:00pm

Dungeon Crawler: Co-operative

You get to choose Adventurers, equip them, design your own Quests to conquer, seek out the evils that terrorize the lands, and save the Damsel. Winner of the 2011 FatherGeek award, this is a rewarding game that involves teamwork and critical thinking.


Friday July 26, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

Extra Credits Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

James Portnow from Extra Credits talks about the show, the industry, and answers questions from fans.

Speakers
avatar for James Portnow

James Portnow

Extra Credits
James Portnow has written for every major trade publication including Gamasutra, The Escapist, Edge, and more. He is currently the writer on the hit consumer-facing series about game design: Extra Credits. He is known for his theories on socially positive design and has been asked to speak at universities and companies around the world. He is the co-author of a book on invented languages being published by Oxford University Press to be... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

Pete Williams Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

The creator and voice actor for the Main Four on UnderGRADS, Pete Williams, answers all your questions about the show, animation, and a whole lot more.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Williams

Pete Williams

Pete Williams is best known for creating the long gone (but somehow not forgotten) cult animated series UnderGRADS/ He first developed the show at the ripe old age of 18 after winning a contest sponsored by MTV Animation, basing the characters and storylines on his own life-after-high school experiences. Along with designing the look of the series and writing several episodes, Williams also voiced the four main characters; Nitz, Rocko, Gimpy, and... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience
100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience is a 68 min. historical documentary focusing on the evolution of arcades and arcade culture in Japan.

Friday July 26, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

Friday Concerts
Kicking the convention off right, Friday night's concerts will blow your mind. Starpilot, Coins, DJ Finish Him, E. Bison, Wordburlgar, and brentalfloss. 

Speakers
avatar for Coins

Coins

Coins is the new project by Toronto’s own Peter Chapman. Chapman played keyboard in trashy garage rock band The Midways, and served as award-winning producer Peter Project producing, DJing, and battling. In 2010 he beat 31 other producers and took first place in Toronto’s first live beat battle.
avatar for Starpilot

Starpilot

Starpilot is an eclectic musician creating various forms of electronic/alternative music ranging from IDM to electro to synthpop to psychedelic to postpunk to shoegaze to experimental whatever, all with a flair for chipsounds and mind-expanding weirdness. But he doesn’t like genre labels much, doesn’t follow standards and pushes all boundaries.
avatar for Wordburglar

Wordburglar

Wordburglar is a Canadian nerd-inspired hip hop artist from Toronto. His style is best described as energetic and zany with an emphasis on wordplay and humour. He primarily works with his crews Backburner and Props Dept for all aspects of his music creation, and just released his latest album: 3rdBurglar.
avatar for E. Bison

E. Bison

E-Bison is a masked music producer from Montreal who hasn’t been able to overcome his addiction booty shaking game remixes, despite a comprehensive detox program consisting of a decade of higher music education. Known for clever thematic constructions and virtuosic sound design, E-Bison’s villainous beats rampage though video game history like a bison in a china shop.
avatar for Brent Black

Brent Black

brentalfloss
Brent “brentalfloss” Black is a comedian, musician, and gamer. He first gained notoriety when he added lyrics to the title theme from Mega Man 3 and created the “With Lyrics” series on Youtube. He has since grown a Youtube subscriber base of over 130,000 and released two full-length albums which have reached the top ten in both the Bandcamp and iTunes comedy charts. He lives in New York City and performs at music venues... Read More →
avatar for DJ FINISH HIM

DJ FINISH HIM

DJ FINISH HIM is a man who plays strange musical instruments few people have heard of in addition to more conventional ones to create compositions that remind the listener: This is why you have ears! His music may best be described as a coherent mess of musical destruction, mixing old-school videogame music sensibilities with modern sounds resulting in a familiar but strange listening experience. In certain social circles, he is also known as... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:30pm

Mark Meer Signing 1
Guest of Honour Mark Meer signs autographs. This is a paid autograph signing, prices TBA. Limit of 2 items per person.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Meer

Mark Meer

Best known for his work on the Mass Effect trilogy, as the male version of Commander Shepard, the entire Vorcha race, the Hannar Spectre Blasto, the Biotic God Niftu Cal, and more. He appears in many Bioware games, including the Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights series, Jade Empire, and the Dragon Age series. Most recently, he returned to the Forgotten Realms for the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition playing Rasaad yn Bashir and... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Level 3 Signing Section

8:00pm

Gaming History

The folks at Retroware TV and friends talk about where games came from, how they developed, and how some major classics came to be.


Speakers
avatar for Syd Bolton

Syd Bolton

Syd Bolton is Canada’s top video game collector with almost 15,000 video games. He runs the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, Ontario which is home to the largest collection of micro computers in Canada, and also the largest collection of video discs. Bolton is a technology author and frequently appears on television and radio as a guest expert.
avatar for Norman Caruso

Norman Caruso

Retroware TV
Norman Caruso is the creator of The Gaming Historian, a documentary series covering the history of video games. The show has been featured on Retroware TV, Capcom, GoNintendo, and ScrewAttack. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Elizabeth City State University. You can follow Norman on Twitter @GamingHistorian.
avatar for The Game Chasers

The Game Chasers

Retroware TV
Billy has been gaming since the Atari 2600 and Intellivision, but “true gaming” for him started his first NES. He has been a serious collector since 2004. Jay is a gameaholic. People say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. But what if you know you have a problem and don’t want to get help? Together they make up the dynamic game collecting team known as the Game Chasers. Their mission: to scour the land... Read More →
avatar for Pat Contri

Pat Contri

Retroware TV
Pat Contri is a writer and retro game collector who is best known for his Pat the NES Punk and Flea Market Madness web series. His notoriety could be due to his knowledge/love of Nintendo, his quirky sense of humor, or his bizarre hair. He also helps run Retroware TV. For the past three years he also helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for Child’s Play Charity via his 24 Hour NES Marathons.
avatar for Joey DeSena

Joey DeSena

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Joey “Roo” DeSena is a retro gamer through and through.He’s the co-founder of Clan of the Gray Wolf and co-hosts the bi-weekly Echo Screen live stream on the same site. He is also Director of Content for RetrowareTV.com and is featured in Vsauce3. His work includes the revered retro-gaming series 16-Bit Gems, the explanatory The Way Games Work, and the fact-finding Head Shot.


Friday July 26, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

8:00pm

Philosophy of Film

Kyle Kallgren, Dan Olson, and Lindsay Ellis explore the development of film in all its shades of gray and technicolour.


Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Ellis

Lindsay Ellis

Chez Apocalypse
Lindsay Ellis is currently quite active as blip.tv’s most viewed lady-producer under the pseudonym of “Nostalgia Chick”, working alongside her colleagues and overlords at Channel Awesome (they pay her in vodka and lolcat photos, which is sad, because she is a dog person). She is also the Lord and Mistress of All Destiny at ChezApocalypse.
avatar for Kyle Kallgren

Kyle Kallgren

Chez Apocalypse
Also known as Oancitizen, Kyle spends far too much time seeking out the oddest corners of the world of film festivals, trust fund projects and auteur mayhem that we call “The Arthouse.” His primary series Brows Held High is an overview of arthouse films ranging from the weird (Naked Lunch) to the wild (The Doom Generation) the new (Melancholia) the old (Häxan) the infamous (A Serbian Film) and the just plain silly (Zardoz... Read More →
avatar for Dan Olson

Dan Olson

Chez Apocalypse
Dan Olson is a born and raised Albertan maker of stuff and things, graduate of SAIT, and full time digital media producer in the healthcare industry. He loves to talk about anything and everything, a habit that he’s spun into an internet puppet show called Folding Ideas. He loves old fashioned black and white photography, sugary drinks, and science fiction. His beard is both fabulous and magical.


Friday July 26, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

8:00pm

ARTEMIS: Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard of ARTEMIS?!  Why not?  Take a peek here for some fun examples of the play:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72XhdVqDT1g&feature=share&list=PL532DC01F548EE15C

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBiWfEWmN5k

Will need two teams of 6 each.  If you already have the game, bring in your laptop~! Otherwise we can provide units for it :) 

Friday July 26, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
PC Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

8:00pm

3killabytes Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Mike, Kat, and Jay as they talk about their show and answer your questions.

Speakers
avatar for 3killabytes

3killabytes

3killabytes
Since 2009 3killabytes has been a well respected review show on Youtube. 3KB is made up of Jason Hooft, Mike Colangelo and Kat Jovey. Each one of them brings their own charismatic and refreshing personalities together to make each video they release both entertaining and informative. Over the years they have reviewed nearly 200 video games and nearly 100 films, all with their own unique and lively flare.


Friday July 26, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

8:00pm

Invid: Independent Video Showcase
InVid is ConBravo!’s Indie Video Showcase, an opportunity for geeky independent videographers to show their work to the world. Whether it’s reviews, short films, animations, or vlogs, all of 'em can be found here.

Friday July 26, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

8:00pm

Everyone is John

John is a man from Indianapolis. You are a voice in his head controlling his every action. Compete against other voices to fulfill your obsessions and keep John alive.


Friday July 26, 2013 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

Ask-A-Homestuck

This groundbreaker in online storytelling is famous for its eccentricity, and its creativity. Fan actors attempt to channel this into character portrayals, opening up the audience to field them questions in this interactive panel.


Friday July 26, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

Roleplaying 101

Members from THESE WARRIORS ARE TERRIBLE present all that is needed to run an RPG group, from setting up a game to purchasing the right materials, learning rules, story vs game play mechanics, and searching out a group.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Dodd

Mike Dodd

This Week in Geek
A founding member of This Week in Geek, Mike has been involved with ScrewAttack as their official G1 correspondent for “Hard News” on several different occasions, worked with Tom Hanley’s The Game Heroes co-hosting the Prototype podcast, iand s a regular contributor to Blistered Thumbs and Channel Awesome. Mike is also known as the creator and main contributor of Review-A-Day where he has made it his personal mission to review... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

My Life as a Video Game
My Life as a Video Game is an upcoming comedy action-adventure series written and to produced exclusively for the web. It was funded by Kickstarter backers in November 2012, to a total budget of $32,314.

Speakers
avatar for Petros Ioannou

Petros Ioannou

Petros L. Ioannou is a writer, actor and producer. He created the online webseries MY LIFE AS A VIDEO GAME after successfully crowd funding $32,000 through Kickstarter to produce the show. He is a firm believer in the future of original web content as not the “next” big thing but the big thing thats here and many people don’t even realise it.


Friday July 26, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

JewWario's Pub Quiz
What is the name Chewbacca's home planet? Can you give the full name of either of the two girls who toured Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with  Charlie Bucket and his grandfather? Do you know any of these answers? Think you can answer other obscure trivia questions? Then take up our challenge with the JewWario pub quiz! With each group headed by a celebrity guests, join the ranks and takes up arms as you battle head to head, giving your brain a mental work-out to answer your way to victory!

Speakers
avatar for Rantasmo

Rantasmo

Chez Apocalypse
Rantasmo is a media analyst, writer, comedian and host of Needs More Gay, a video blog tackling all aspects of gay and gay-adjacent pop culture. His videos can be found at NeedsMoreGay.com, AfterElton.com, and Team NChick’s newest conglomerate ChezApocalypse.com. He also enjoys eating cheesecake. That’s it, really. No other hobbies. Just cheesecake and gay stuff.
avatar for Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

Chez Apocalypse
Mike Bennett aka Phil Buni is the creator of The Bunny Perspective! Mike is a Michigan native, illustrator, puppeteer/puppet builder and all around terrible person. He hosts The Bunny PerChannel, a livestream.The Bunny Perspective! is a review show hosted by a pot smoking, puppet bunny named Phil Buni. It also has a spin off TBP: Music! hosted by Rex Rabit a bro-philosopher, with piercings to spare. 
avatar for Justin Carmical

Justin Carmical

Retroware TV
The success of his import gaming show You Can Play This launched him to internet stardom, quickly becoming part of TGWTG in 2009. Since then he has appeared in the made-for-internet-movies ‘Kickassia’, ‘Suburban Knights’, and ‘To Boldly Flee’. He recently started work on his own tokusatsu mini-series FamiKamen Rider. Although he and TGWTG have since parted ways, he has become a starring part of Retroware and... Read More →
avatar for Doctor Holocaust

Doctor Holocaust

Evil Inc.
Known to many as Toronto’s greatest villain, Doctor Holocaust is a dastardly gentleman who tries, above all else, to take over the world. He keeps the public appraised of his evil machinations via his web show “The War Front“. Though such advance notice should not stop you from trembling in fear, no SIR, for in the coming years NONE will be spared his scrutinizing gaze and thirst for destruction!
avatar for Dan Roth

Dan Roth

Chez Apocalypse
After years of blogging for fun, Dan has become the resident expert on funny books and campy, classic sci-fi for the SyFy news site Blastr. He’s written for franchises like Angel and Doctor Who, served as creator and co-writer for the comic misadventures of brentafloss for the last two years. amd recently returned to his blogging roots as the lead features writer for Team NChick’s new flagship, Chez Apocalypse.
avatar for Leo Thompson

Leo Thompson

Channel Awesome
Best known as That SciFi Guy on ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and The Idle State, Leo is an actor, writer, producer, editor and animator. He reviews sci-fi movies from all corners, including giant robot war epics, alien horror flicks, and much more. And he has pretty hair.


Friday July 26, 2013 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Lounge Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

D&D: Web of the Spider Queen

"I’m looking for someone to share in an adventure...”"
Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition or Dungeons & Dragons Next (players' choice). New and experienced players welcome.


Friday July 26, 2013 9:00pm - Saturday July 27, 2013 12:00am
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00pm

Games and Philosophy

How are games designed and for what purpose? Join James Portnow, Joey DeSena, and Daniel Cordaro as they explore the finer points of where games come from.


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Cordaro

Daniel Cordaro

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Daniel “The Commodore” Cordaro (ding-ding) is the co-founder of the Clan of the Gray Wolf which is dedicated to thoughtful discussion of all aspects of geek culture.  His Master’s thesis from the University of North Carolina focused on representations of gender in contemporary videogames and is published in the Library of Congress – although if he were to write one today, it would probably just be about Minecraft.
avatar for Joey DeSena

Joey DeSena

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Joey “Roo” DeSena is a retro gamer through and through.He’s the co-founder of Clan of the Gray Wolf and co-hosts the bi-weekly Echo Screen live stream on the same site. He is also Director of Content for RetrowareTV.com and is featured in Vsauce3. His work includes the revered retro-gaming series 16-Bit Gems, the explanatory The Way Games Work, and the fact-finding Head Shot.
avatar for James Portnow

James Portnow

Extra Credits
James Portnow has written for every major trade publication including Gamasutra, The Escapist, Edge, and more. He is currently the writer on the hit consumer-facing series about game design: Extra Credits. He is known for his theories on socially positive design and has been asked to speak at universities and companies around the world. He is the co-author of a book on invented languages being published by Oxford University Press to be... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00pm

Hetalia: Ask-A-Nation

Ever wanted to watch your favourite characters argue in person? How about getting some of your burning questions answered by Japan?  Your calls have been answered with this Q&A hosted by seasoned fans and actors dressed for the part!


Friday July 26, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00pm

Versus Valerie
Versus Valerie follows Valerie Lapomme, YouTube's Sexy Nerd Girl, as she navigates her chaotic life, sliding between reality and her video-game and genre-bending imagination.

Friday July 26, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00pm

Monopoly Monolith

We’ve played it, either at indoor recess, at family get-togethers, or sometimes terribly misguided McDonald’s campaigns. Monopoly is a juggernaut; now if only people would tell you how to properly play the game.


Friday July 26, 2013 11:00pm - 12:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00pm

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Dedicated to the hit television show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, this panel offers an introduction to the basics of the show, its history, and the Brony community. Discuss favourite episodes and characters, theories for season 4, and how/why the show has garnered our love.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Dodd

Mike Dodd

This Week in Geek
A founding member of This Week in Geek, Mike has been involved with ScrewAttack as their official G1 correspondent for “Hard News” on several different occasions, worked with Tom Hanley’s The Game Heroes co-hosting the Prototype podcast, iand s a regular contributor to Blistered Thumbs and Channel Awesome. Mike is also known as the creator and main contributor of Review-A-Day where he has made it his personal mission to review... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 11:00pm - Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00am
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00pm

Z-Grade Movies - Fable: Teeth of the Beasts

The dead finally have a way back, thanks to Thomas Edison. Derek the Bard tortures us some more with the spongiest entrails of cinema.


Speakers
avatar for Derek Burrow

Derek Burrow

This Week in Geek
Derek the Bard hosts Chasing the Muse, dedicated to reviewing weird books, forgotten films, and the beloved cartoons of your childhood. A member of This Week in Geek and a participant in the These Warriors Are Terrible podcast, Derek is an actual, factual trained librarian and enthusiast of Japanese tokusatsu, 1980s cartoon shows, and the colour ultra-maroon.


Friday July 26, 2013 11:00pm - Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00am
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00pm

BadFic: Bad Fanfiction, Read Out Loud
Speakers
avatar for Peter Chimaera

Peter Chimaera

Hellog i am HELLO I write fan fictions ron the Internef. I wroted the Doom: Repercussions of Evil which saids “NO JOHN YOU ARE THE DEMONS” and then juhn was a zombie a lot of people liked that one very hard and it was good okay but also i write otehr stuffs as well but to be having wonder readings of the thing that I wrote I WRONTE BOOKS TOO AND YOU CAN BYU THEM FOR PRICES


Friday July 26, 2013 11:00pm - Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00am
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00pm

Improv Against Humanity
First we start with an empty room. We add two cups of participants, a cup of improv, a tablespoon of audience suggestions... a couple dashes of "Cards Against Humanity", and mix well. We let it bake for a few minutes and when we remove it from the fun oven we have a game of improv so great and hilarious that your children's children will be asking for the recipe! Warning: 18+ for mature language and who KNOWS what will happen!

Speakers
avatar for The 404s

The 404s

The 404s Improv Comedy
There’s an old saying in con circles: you sleep at least six hours, you eat at least two meals and you watch as many 404s shows as possible. The world’s finest Geek Improv Troupe has become a warm fixture in conventions across Canada asking for only the attendance and laughter of those who dare to join their audience (which, they assure us, is not to be used for some kind of ritual). Providing their infamous shortform improvised... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 11:00pm - Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00am
MacNab (Overnight) Sheraton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON

1:00am

FanFic Mad Libs 18+
I enjoy long, Geeky walks on the beach, getting Carried in the rain and serendipitous encounters with Conbravo. I really like piña coladas mixed with Water, and romantic, candle-lit Artists. I am well-read from Dr. Seuss to Harry Potter. I travel frequently, especially to Hamilton Convention Centre, when I am not busy with work. (I am aCosplayer.) I am looking for The Doctor and beauty in the form of a Canadian goddess. She should have the physique of Billie Piper and the Body of Capt. Jack. I would prefer if she knew how to cook, clean, and wash my Avengers. I know I’m not very attractive in my picture, but it was taken 3 days ago, and I have since become more Herculic.- While this one is tame, join us later for more daring 18+ mad libs. 

Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00am - 2:00am
MacNab (Overnight) Sheraton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
 
Saturday, July 27
 

10:00am

Networking 101

From art to prop making, we’re always looking to turn our hobbies into full time jobs. The transition from passion to profession often relies on making the right impression with the right person. Get tips on where to start, navigating a workplace, and how to be memorable for all the right reasons.


Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00am

Posing in Cosplay
Shy in front of the camera? Never sure what you should do when someone asks for a photo? Tired of coming home from con and finding your photos lack-lustre? Drop by to learn tips and tricks on how to pose with any costume in any situation by a seasoned cosplayer.

Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00am

M.A.S.K
After the death of his teenage brother Andy, multi-millionaire Matt Trakker uncovers an international criminal organization known as V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network Of Mayhem) Trakker gathers a group of friends who, like himself, possess extraordinary talents and creates M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand) Their objective; to destroy V.E.N.O.M. and its mastermind - Miles Mayhem, the man responsible for Andy's death.

Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00am

Flash Friending
What is the Flash's favourite part of a joke? The "punch" line! Haha, bad jokes aside, ever wanted to make your own Justice League or something similar? Why not meet others with the same ambitions with Flash Friending. It's like speed dating, but without the dating, awkward pauses, and mirror checks . Friends meet, greet, and assemble!

Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00am

Game of Musical Thrones

What do the Lannisters, Targaryens and Baratheons have in common? Desire. Desire to rule and slay all those in their path. Using the epic soundtrack of the Game Of Thrones, we will play the most majestic game of musical chairs to see who will be the last one sitting on the Iron Throne. Will it be you, or will you fall before the battle is through?


Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00am

Troll Bowl MMXIII
One of the most popular outdoor sports at ConBravo!, Troll Bowl pits teams of warriors against each other in a bid to capture and sink the troll’s head in the basket in enemy territory. Boffer swords, referees, and advice (keep your head down!) supplied by the eminent masters of Epoch LARP.

Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00am

Warmachine/Hordes Hardcore Tourny

This is an official Hardcore event run by the Syndicate of Gaming with all of the Privateer Press trophies. 35 point lists. Fully painted. Players must register with the Syndicate of Gaming before the start of the tournament.


Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00am - 7:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Con-Runners Meetup
Are you key staff at a con or a chief organizer? Come on by and meet others like yourself.

Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Cosplay 101

Just getting into Cosplay?  Not sure where to start?  We cover the basics - choosing and making your first costume and everything that entails.


Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

The Future of Gaming
Where did gaming come from and where is it going? What great and startling new innovations will we see as the industry develops? Let's find out, as we take a trip to the world of tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for 3killabytes

3killabytes

3killabytes
Since 2009 3killabytes has been a well respected review show on Youtube. 3KB is made up of Jason Hooft, Mike Colangelo and Kat Jovey. Each one of them brings their own charismatic and refreshing personalities together to make each video they release both entertaining and informative. Over the years they have reviewed nearly 200 video games and nearly 100 films, all with their own unique and lively flare.
avatar for Norman Caruso

Norman Caruso

Retroware TV
Norman Caruso is the creator of The Gaming Historian, a documentary series covering the history of video games. The show has been featured on Retroware TV, Capcom, GoNintendo, and ScrewAttack. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Elizabeth City State University. You can follow Norman on Twitter @GamingHistorian.
avatar for Daniel Cordaro

Daniel Cordaro

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Daniel “The Commodore” Cordaro (ding-ding) is the co-founder of the Clan of the Gray Wolf which is dedicated to thoughtful discussion of all aspects of geek culture.  His Master’s thesis from the University of North Carolina focused on representations of gender in contemporary videogames and is published in the Library of Congress – although if he were to write one today, it would probably just be about Minecraft.
avatar for Jared Knabenbauer

Jared Knabenbauer

Jared Knabenbauer aka ProJared is a gamer, reviewer and comedian. He is best known for his comedic ProJared video game reviews, One Minute Reviews of new titles, and the heartbreaking story of triumph in Pokemon Nuzlocke. In less than six months, he has grown to a YouTube subscriber base of more than 125,000 and everybody loves his hair. You can see more about ProJared at his YouTube Channel.
avatar for James Portnow

James Portnow

Extra Credits
James Portnow has written for every major trade publication including Gamasutra, The Escapist, Edge, and more. He is currently the writer on the hit consumer-facing series about game design: Extra Credits. He is known for his theories on socially positive design and has been asked to speak at universities and companies around the world. He is the co-author of a book on invented languages being published by Oxford University Press to be... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

ARTEMIS: Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard of ARTEMIS?!  Why not?  Take a peek here for some fun examples of the play:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72XhdVqDT1g&feature=share&list=PL532DC01F548EE15C

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBiWfEWmN5k

Will need two teams of 6 each.  If you already have the game, bring in your laptop~! Otherwise we can provide units for it :) 

Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
PC Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Nostalgia Critic Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

The Nostalgia Critic faces the music and answers all of your questions. All of them. Or just the ones he likes, we're not his dad.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Walker

Doug Walker

Channel Awesome
Doug Walker is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic, vitriolic reviewer of bad movies and TV shows from our childhood. He’s also noted for having a long standing “rivalry” with The Angry Video Game Nerd. He’s appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, has worked with the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 4th Annual Mashable Awards in 2010.


Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Speed Dating Round 1
Whether you're a Spider-man looking for his Mary-Jane, Renee Montoya looking for her next Batwoman, or an Apollo looking for his Midnighter, this geek themed speed dating is for you. Don't stand to the side and marvel, step right up and see who you meet in this fun pow-wow and test your game.

Exhibitors

Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Pete Williams Signing
Pete Williams signs autographs. Limit of 2 items per person.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Williams

Pete Williams

Pete Williams is best known for creating the long gone (but somehow not forgotten) cult animated series UnderGRADS/ He first developed the show at the ripe old age of 18 after winning a contest sponsored by MTV Animation, basing the characters and storylines on his own life-after-high school experiences. Along with designing the look of the series and writing several episodes, Williams also voiced the four main characters; Nitz, Rocko, Gimpy, and... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Level 3 Signing Section

12:00pm

Storytime with Underworld

Come have a seat and listen to fascinating stories and experiences from the Underworld LARP veterans filled with goblins, orcs, and many more creatures that go bump in the night. Feel free to ask questions and ket yourself get immersed into the stories.


Saturday July 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00am
Lounge Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

Mass Effect

Fans discuss the long service record of Commander Shepard and crew, including possible sequels, the games,  books, and more.


Saturday July 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

So You Think You Can DJ?

An introductory workshop on how to DJ brought to you by DJ Janos! This panel will showcase the basics in mixing together some sick beats, learning how to read a crowd, online resources, as well as one-on-one with anyone who wants to try their hand at spinning some professional decks. 


Speakers
avatar for DJ Janos

DJ Janos

House DJ of Awesome
Tracing his roots back to eurodance and vocal-pop house, DJ JANOS has constantly re-invented himself to bring the very best dance party in town. He blends the classic tracks that ground him with the new and eclectic styles which draw him. This art of bringing together the old and the new, newer and newest that has kept his audiences on their feet for years.


Saturday July 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

Chez Apocalypse Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Lindsay Ellis

Lindsay Ellis

Chez Apocalypse
Lindsay Ellis is currently quite active as blip.tv’s most viewed lady-producer under the pseudonym of “Nostalgia Chick”, working alongside her colleagues and overlords at Channel Awesome (they pay her in vodka and lolcat photos, which is sad, because she is a dog person). She is also the Lord and Mistress of All Destiny at ChezApocalypse.

Speakers
avatar for PawDugan

PawDugan

Chez Apocalypse
Paw has been called many things: Music Guru, Super Genius, Pretentious Hipster with some weird mutant goatee thing. He prefers the Guru or Genius options. You can currently find him on the set of “Music Movies“, a bi-weekly rundown of musicals on screens both small and large via TGWTG and Chez Apocalypse.
avatar for Rantasmo

Rantasmo

Chez Apocalypse
Rantasmo is a media analyst, writer, comedian and host of Needs More Gay, a video blog tackling all aspects of gay and gay-adjacent pop culture. His videos can be found at NeedsMoreGay.com, AfterElton.com, and Team NChick’s newest conglomerate ChezApocalypse.com. He also enjoys eating cheesecake. That’s it, really. No other hobbies. Just cheesecake and gay stuff.
avatar for Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

Chez Apocalypse
Mike Bennett aka Phil Buni is the creator of The Bunny Perspective! Mike is a Michigan native, illustrator, puppeteer/puppet builder and all around terrible person. He hosts The Bunny PerChannel, a livestream.The Bunny Perspective! is a review show hosted by a pot smoking, puppet bunny named Phil Buni. It also has a spin off TBP: Music! hosted by Rex Rabit a bro-philosopher, with piercings to spare. 
avatar for Elisa Hansen

Elisa Hansen

Chez Apocalypse
Elisa Hansen hosts “Vampire Reviews” as mistress of the macabre and Elvira-wannabe, the self-titled Maven of the Eventide. The humorous critique series presents a tongue-in-cheek deconstruction of vampire-related media and products in order to lovingly overanalyze their impact on pop culture.
avatar for Antonella Inserra

Antonella Inserra

Chez Apocalypse
Antonella “Nella” Inserra gave up the normal life for pursuits in Office Managing, Writing, Sidekicking, Moonlighting in Vaguely Shady and Morally Ambitious Ventures (or as we like to call it, ‘Acting’), and Serious Geekery at Chez Apocalypse. Her latest co-project is “50 Shades of Green“, where she and Lindsay intend to create and publish the latest gimicky paranormal YA romance abomination with help from... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Kallgren

Kyle Kallgren

Chez Apocalypse
Also known as Oancitizen, Kyle spends far too much time seeking out the oddest corners of the world of film festivals, trust fund projects and auteur mayhem that we call “The Arthouse.” His primary series Brows Held High is an overview of arthouse films ranging from the weird (Naked Lunch) to the wild (The Doom Generation) the new (Melancholia) the old (Häxan) the infamous (A Serbian Film) and the just plain silly (Zardoz... Read More →
avatar for Todd Nathanson

Todd Nathanson

Chez Apocalypse
The resident music reviewer for the popular review website ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Details about this mysterious faceless man’s backstory have been hard to unearth, but here’s what we know for sure: For the past two years, this mysterious shadowy man has sat in a dark room in front of a piano and explored the deeper meanings of Katy Perry songs without ever once showing his face; when asked why, all he would say is, “If this... Read More →
avatar for Dan Olson

Dan Olson

Chez Apocalypse
Dan Olson is a born and raised Albertan maker of stuff and things, graduate of SAIT, and full time digital media producer in the healthcare industry. He loves to talk about anything and everything, a habit that he’s spun into an internet puppet show called Folding Ideas. He loves old fashioned black and white photography, sugary drinks, and science fiction. His beard is both fabulous and magical.
avatar for Dan Roth

Dan Roth

Chez Apocalypse
After years of blogging for fun, Dan has become the resident expert on funny books and campy, classic sci-fi for the SyFy news site Blastr. He’s written for franchises like Angel and Doctor Who, served as creator and co-writer for the comic misadventures of brentafloss for the last two years. amd recently returned to his blogging roots as the lead features writer for Team NChick’s new flagship, Chez Apocalypse.


Saturday July 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

The Most Annoying Game Show in the World
Moderators
avatar for Tom White

Tom White

This Week in Geek
Tom isn’t an evil genius, he just plays one on the Internet. Best known for his web series Weird Video Games, Tom is an online video producer, writer, musician, video game developer, and Terrible Warrior. Featured on sites such as Blistered Thumbs, ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, and This Week in Geek, Tom makes fun of the inherent strangeness in games and pop culture by probing, analyzing, and asking questions Man Ought Not.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Carmical

Justin Carmical

Retroware TV
The success of his import gaming show You Can Play This launched him to internet stardom, quickly becoming part of TGWTG in 2009. Since then he has appeared in the made-for-internet-movies ‘Kickassia’, ‘Suburban Knights’, and ‘To Boldly Flee’. He recently started work on his own tokusatsu mini-series FamiKamen Rider. Although he and TGWTG have since parted ways, he has become a starring part of Retroware and... Read More →
avatar for Pat Contri

Pat Contri

Retroware TV
Pat Contri is a writer and retro game collector who is best known for his Pat the NES Punk and Flea Market Madness web series. His notoriety could be due to his knowledge/love of Nintendo, his quirky sense of humor, or his bizarre hair. He also helps run Retroware TV. For the past three years he also helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for Child’s Play Charity via his 24 Hour NES Marathons.
avatar for Joey DeSena

Joey DeSena

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Joey “Roo” DeSena is a retro gamer through and through.He’s the co-founder of Clan of the Gray Wolf and co-hosts the bi-weekly Echo Screen live stream on the same site. He is also Director of Content for RetrowareTV.com and is featured in Vsauce3. His work includes the revered retro-gaming series 16-Bit Gems, the explanatory The Way Games Work, and the fact-finding Head Shot.
avatar for Lewis Lovhaug

Lewis Lovhaug

Channel Awesome
Lewis Lovhaug is best known in the online world as “that annoying guy in the hat who makes fun of bad comic books”, and that’s usually why he goes by Linkara instead. On his show, Atop the Fourth Wall, he’s battled against mad scientists, interdimensional conquerors, giant robots, and Lovecraftian abominations. And yet this is still a show about comic book reviews.
avatar for Doug Walker

Doug Walker

Channel Awesome
Doug Walker is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic, vitriolic reviewer of bad movies and TV shows from our childhood. He’s also noted for having a long standing “rivalry” with The Angry Video Game Nerd. He’s appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, has worked with the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 4th Annual Mashable Awards in 2010.
avatar for Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is a recovering child actor, best known for her roles in the films Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire. These days she writes plays, fiction, nonfiction, and regularly performs as a storyteller.  Her work has been featured on Cracked.com, RISK!, The Story Collider, Jezebel, The Huffington Post, and on her website, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. Her play Sheeple will be performed in NYC at the New York International Fringe Festival this... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

Cosplay 201

Looking for advanced tips and techniques for your cosplay? Come learn about wig selection, makeup techniques, and how Worbla, Wonderflex, and more can help round out your cosplay wardrobe.


Speakers
avatar for Kaijugal

Kaijugal

Dawn McKechnie, also known as “Kaijugal” has been involved in the Canadian costuming community and costuming fandom for over 20+ years. She coordinates the Cosplay Events Department for Anime North, and is also the director of several masquerades including FanExpo. Most recently she spearheaded the winning bid and will be bringing the prestigious Costume-Con 32 to Toronto in April 2014.
avatar for Kudrel

Kudrel

Kudrel is a Master level cosplayer and costume accessory designer from Ottawa, Ontario. She got into cosplaying back in 2004; attending the first AC-Cubed, and has been addicted ever since. She’s won over 10 awards for her costumes including Best in Class in several divisions and Best in Show. She has also had the pleasure of becoming Co-Founder of a line of costume accessories called Steampixie.
avatar for MeltingMirror

MeltingMirror

MeltingMirror, also known as The-Mirror-Melts, has 9 years of cosplay experience and is a master level cosplayer. She has been frequently featured in various magazines including Cosmode and Cosplay Gen, and showcased on websites such as Cosplay.com, Kotaku, Deviantart, and American Cosplay Paradise. 
avatar for Sarcasm-hime

Sarcasm-hime

Sarcasm-hime has been costuming since 1999, when she was delighted to discover fandom and that dressing up like a weirdo was a viable option. She describes herself as having ‘creative ADD’; she collects and wears kimono (as part of the Toronto Kimono Club), has a small business making jewellery and accessories and is also a member of Toronto tribal bellydance troupe Shades of Araby.
avatar for The Moonroses

The Moonroses

The MoonRoses are back and ready to judge the Masquerade this year at ConBravo!. They’ll be looking at the latest in cosplay handiwork, as well as hosting panels on costume construction. Hailing from Quebec, Cats_Luna and WildRose are excited to return for their fourth year.
avatar for Mai Sheri

Mai Sheri

A recreationist of costumes from animated/live action movies & television, games, or graphic novels and way more. She’s forever involved in fandom shenanigans by acting in music videos, film projects, photo shoots, and helping to organize gatherings around Toronto. She has won many masquerade awards, including “Best in Show” and “Best In Show Workmanship” at various Ontario conventions, as well as “Best... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

The Legend of Zelda
Well excuuuuuse me, Princess!

Saturday July 27, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

Board Game Battle Royale
Go three rounds in three different board games. Only one player will come out on top. Games provided by Solidboardgamers.com

Saturday July 27, 2013 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

How to Make It as a Voice Actor
Limited Capacity seats available

Wanna know about the voice acting process? Then place your trust in Brent Black, Mark Meer, and Pete Williams as they discuss the industry and its process.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Meer

Mark Meer

Best known for his work on the Mass Effect trilogy, as the male version of Commander Shepard, the entire Vorcha race, the Hannar Spectre Blasto, the Biotic God Niftu Cal, and more. He appears in many Bioware games, including the Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights series, Jade Empire, and the Dragon Age series. Most recently, he returned to the Forgotten Realms for the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition playing Rasaad yn Bashir and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brent Black

Brent Black

brentalfloss
Brent “brentalfloss” Black is a comedian, musician, and gamer. He first gained notoriety when he added lyrics to the title theme from Mega Man 3 and created the “With Lyrics” series on Youtube. He has since grown a Youtube subscriber base of over 130,000 and released two full-length albums which have reached the top ten in both the Bandcamp and iTunes comedy charts. He lives in New York City and performs at music venues... Read More →
avatar for Pete Williams

Pete Williams

Pete Williams is best known for creating the long gone (but somehow not forgotten) cult animated series UnderGRADS/ He first developed the show at the ripe old age of 18 after winning a contest sponsored by MTV Animation, basing the characters and storylines on his own life-after-high school experiences. Along with designing the look of the series and writing several episodes, Williams also voiced the four main characters; Nitz, Rocko, Gimpy, and... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

Starcraft 2 Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Make sure you have an existing BattleNet account!

Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PC Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

Channel Awesome Q&A #1
Limited Capacity seats available

Give us an 'A'. Give us a 'W'. Give us an 'E'. Now give us SOME of your time and join a great Q&A session with the folks from Channel Awesome. This awesome awe-inspiring panel includes Doug 'Nostalgia Critic' Walker, Mike 'Birdman' Dodd, Joey 'Roo' DeSena, Leo 'That SciFi Guy' Thompson, and Tom White.

Moderators
avatar for Doug Walker

Doug Walker

Channel Awesome
Doug Walker is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic, vitriolic reviewer of bad movies and TV shows from our childhood. He’s also noted for having a long standing “rivalry” with The Angry Video Game Nerd. He’s appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, has worked with the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 4th Annual Mashable Awards in 2010.

Speakers
avatar for Joey DeSena

Joey DeSena

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Joey “Roo” DeSena is a retro gamer through and through.He’s the co-founder of Clan of the Gray Wolf and co-hosts the bi-weekly Echo Screen live stream on the same site. He is also Director of Content for RetrowareTV.com and is featured in Vsauce3. His work includes the revered retro-gaming series 16-Bit Gems, the explanatory The Way Games Work, and the fact-finding Head Shot.
avatar for Lewis Lovhaug

Lewis Lovhaug

Channel Awesome
Lewis Lovhaug is best known in the online world as “that annoying guy in the hat who makes fun of bad comic books”, and that’s usually why he goes by Linkara instead. On his show, Atop the Fourth Wall, he’s battled against mad scientists, interdimensional conquerors, giant robots, and Lovecraftian abominations. And yet this is still a show about comic book reviews.
avatar for Leo Thompson

Leo Thompson

Channel Awesome
Best known as That SciFi Guy on ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and The Idle State, Leo is an actor, writer, producer, editor and animator. He reviews sci-fi movies from all corners, including giant robot war epics, alien horror flicks, and much more. And he has pretty hair.
avatar for Tom White

Tom White

This Week in Geek
Tom isn’t an evil genius, he just plays one on the Internet. Best known for his web series Weird Video Games, Tom is an online video producer, writer, musician, video game developer, and Terrible Warrior. Featured on sites such as Blistered Thumbs, ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, and This Week in Geek, Tom makes fun of the inherent strangeness in games and pop culture by probing, analyzing, and asking questions Man Ought Not.


Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

King of Fighters XIII Tourny
Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

Puppet Building Workshop

Featherweight gives a hands-on demonstration of how to build hand puppets of your favourite characters, as well as original works of felt art.


Speakers
avatar for Featherweight

Featherweight

Designing realistic replicas of just about everything in television, movies, and other media, he’s been nicknamed the “God of Cardboard” and the “MacGyver of Cosplay”, his transformation of bargain-bin materials into high quality products has earned him a reputation as a prop design master. His costumes have been featured in numerous print and online publications, including Maxim Magazine, BoingBoing, and Comic... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

Fandom Hearts
If you love Kingdom Hearts, JRPGs, or comedy in general, then Fandom Hearts is for you! Come see the premiere of this parody musical, featuring live songs and stunning choreography from a dedicated group of fans putting their heart and soul into every note and every twirl. Caution: PG13 for mature language and... questionable themes.

Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

Quidditch Round 1
The fantasy sport comes to life, all thanks to the hardworking members of the International Quidditch Association. The IQA will be coming out with hoops, brooms, and all the necessary gear to get Harry Potter fans in a tizzy, so prepare yourselves for the games!

Saturday July 27, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Terrace Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:30pm

Chez Apocalypse Signing
The crew at Chez Apocalypse signs autographs. Limit of 2 items per person.

Speakers
avatar for PawDugan

PawDugan

Chez Apocalypse
Paw has been called many things: Music Guru, Super Genius, Pretentious Hipster with some weird mutant goatee thing. He prefers the Guru or Genius options. You can currently find him on the set of “Music Movies“, a bi-weekly rundown of musicals on screens both small and large via TGWTG and Chez Apocalypse.
avatar for Lindsay Ellis

Lindsay Ellis

Chez Apocalypse
Lindsay Ellis is currently quite active as blip.tv’s most viewed lady-producer under the pseudonym of “Nostalgia Chick”, working alongside her colleagues and overlords at Channel Awesome (they pay her in vodka and lolcat photos, which is sad, because she is a dog person). She is also the Lord and Mistress of All Destiny at ChezApocalypse.
avatar for Elisa Hansen

Elisa Hansen

Chez Apocalypse
Elisa Hansen hosts “Vampire Reviews” as mistress of the macabre and Elvira-wannabe, the self-titled Maven of the Eventide. The humorous critique series presents a tongue-in-cheek deconstruction of vampire-related media and products in order to lovingly overanalyze their impact on pop culture.
avatar for Antonella Inserra

Antonella Inserra

Chez Apocalypse
Antonella “Nella” Inserra gave up the normal life for pursuits in Office Managing, Writing, Sidekicking, Moonlighting in Vaguely Shady and Morally Ambitious Ventures (or as we like to call it, ‘Acting’), and Serious Geekery at Chez Apocalypse. Her latest co-project is “50 Shades of Green“, where she and Lindsay intend to create and publish the latest gimicky paranormal YA romance abomination with help from... Read More →
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Kyle Kallgren

Chez Apocalypse
Also known as Oancitizen, Kyle spends far too much time seeking out the oddest corners of the world of film festivals, trust fund projects and auteur mayhem that we call “The Arthouse.” His primary series Brows Held High is an overview of arthouse films ranging from the weird (Naked Lunch) to the wild (The Doom Generation) the new (Melancholia) the old (Häxan) the infamous (A Serbian Film) and the just plain silly (Zardoz... Read More →
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Todd Nathanson

Chez Apocalypse
The resident music reviewer for the popular review website ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Details about this mysterious faceless man’s backstory have been hard to unearth, but here’s what we know for sure: For the past two years, this mysterious shadowy man has sat in a dark room in front of a piano and explored the deeper meanings of Katy Perry songs without ever once showing his face; when asked why, all he would say is, “If this... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Level 3 Signing Section

2:00pm

How to Make a Webshow

Ever wanted to develop your own web series? Then take it from some professionals on the best way to create a memorable persona, make a great rig, and build an audience.


Speakers
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3killabytes

3killabytes
Since 2009 3killabytes has been a well respected review show on Youtube. 3KB is made up of Jason Hooft, Mike Colangelo and Kat Jovey. Each one of them brings their own charismatic and refreshing personalities together to make each video they release both entertaining and informative. Over the years they have reviewed nearly 200 video games and nearly 100 films, all with their own unique and lively flare.
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Space Janitors

Geek and Sundry
Custodial work in outer space — thrilling right? Not really, but it sure is funny! Space Janitors follows the exploits of the lower-rung workers aboard an intergalactic space station and their day to day troubles. Nominated for the first ever Canadian Screen Awards for a digital series and executive produced by Felicia Day for Geek and Sundry. Cast and Crew Appearing: + Helen Johns | + Pat Thornton | + Brendan Halloran | + Scott Yamamura... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Tourny
Saturday July 27, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

Cosplay Wig Workshop

Come on a magical journey with Darth Marysue, through the how-to’s of cosplay wigs, from treatment and care to styling, modifying, and dyeing.


Saturday July 27, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

Space Janitors
Saturday July 27, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

Improv All-Stars

We like big laughs and we cannot lie. All you con-goers can't deny, when the 404's walk in and throw some improv in your face it gets fun! Better pull up a seat because this place will get packed. Some comedic guests will make this place stacked. So Con-goers (Yeah!) Con-goers (Yeah!) Come join the fun.


Speakers
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The 404s

The 404s Improv Comedy
There’s an old saying in con circles: you sleep at least six hours, you eat at least two meals and you watch as many 404s shows as possible. The world’s finest Geek Improv Troupe has become a warm fixture in conventions across Canada asking for only the attendance and laughter of those who dare to join their audience (which, they assure us, is not to be used for some kind of ritual). Providing their infamous shortform improvised... Read More →
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Brent Black

brentalfloss
Brent “brentalfloss” Black is a comedian, musician, and gamer. He first gained notoriety when he added lyrics to the title theme from Mega Man 3 and created the “With Lyrics” series on Youtube. He has since grown a Youtube subscriber base of over 130,000 and released two full-length albums which have reached the top ten in both the Bandcamp and iTunes comedy charts. He lives in New York City and performs at music venues... Read More →
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Jared Knabenbauer

Jared Knabenbauer aka ProJared is a gamer, reviewer and comedian. He is best known for his comedic ProJared video game reviews, One Minute Reviews of new titles, and the heartbreaking story of triumph in Pokemon Nuzlocke. In less than six months, he has grown to a YouTube subscriber base of more than 125,000 and everybody loves his hair. You can see more about ProJared at his YouTube Channel.
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Mark Meer

Best known for his work on the Mass Effect trilogy, as the male version of Commander Shepard, the entire Vorcha race, the Hannar Spectre Blasto, the Biotic God Niftu Cal, and more. He appears in many Bioware games, including the Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights series, Jade Empire, and the Dragon Age series. Most recently, he returned to the Forgotten Realms for the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition playing Rasaad yn Bashir and... Read More →
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Doug Walker

Channel Awesome
Doug Walker is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic, vitriolic reviewer of bad movies and TV shows from our childhood. He’s also noted for having a long standing “rivalry” with The Angry Video Game Nerd. He’s appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, has worked with the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 4th Annual Mashable Awards in 2010.


Saturday July 27, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

Indie RPG Publishing
Learn about what it takes to publish an indie pen & paper RPG with Onyx Path Publishing, creators and distributors of White Wolf.

Saturday July 27, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

Team Fortress 2 Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Come out and join a TF2 campaign!

Saturday July 27, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
PC Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend Tourny
Saturday July 27, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

Retro Game Collecting
Join the boys at Retroware TV and Syd Bolton as they talk collections, where to shop, what to look for, and how to seal a deal.

Speakers
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Syd Bolton

Syd Bolton is Canada’s top video game collector with almost 15,000 video games. He runs the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, Ontario which is home to the largest collection of micro computers in Canada, and also the largest collection of video discs. Bolton is a technology author and frequently appears on television and radio as a guest expert.
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Norman Caruso

Retroware TV
Norman Caruso is the creator of The Gaming Historian, a documentary series covering the history of video games. The show has been featured on Retroware TV, Capcom, GoNintendo, and ScrewAttack. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Elizabeth City State University. You can follow Norman on Twitter @GamingHistorian.
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The Game Chasers

Retroware TV
Billy has been gaming since the Atari 2600 and Intellivision, but “true gaming” for him started his first NES. He has been a serious collector since 2004. Jay is a gameaholic. People say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. But what if you know you have a problem and don’t want to get help? Together they make up the dynamic game collecting team known as the Game Chasers. Their mission: to scour the land... Read More →
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Pat Contri

Retroware TV
Pat Contri is a writer and retro game collector who is best known for his Pat the NES Punk and Flea Market Madness web series. His notoriety could be due to his knowledge/love of Nintendo, his quirky sense of humor, or his bizarre hair. He also helps run Retroware TV. For the past three years he also helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for Child’s Play Charity via his 24 Hour NES Marathons.
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Daniel Cordaro

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Daniel “The Commodore” Cordaro (ding-ding) is the co-founder of the Clan of the Gray Wolf which is dedicated to thoughtful discussion of all aspects of geek culture.  His Master’s thesis from the University of North Carolina focused on representations of gender in contemporary videogames and is published in the Library of Congress – although if he were to write one today, it would probably just be about Minecraft.
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Joey DeSena

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Joey “Roo” DeSena is a retro gamer through and through.He’s the co-founder of Clan of the Gray Wolf and co-hosts the bi-weekly Echo Screen live stream on the same site. He is also Director of Content for RetrowareTV.com and is featured in Vsauce3. His work includes the revered retro-gaming series 16-Bit Gems, the explanatory The Way Games Work, and the fact-finding Head Shot.


Saturday July 27, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

Live Action Mario Party
Few things are more entertaining than games where you get to show up your friends (or embarrass yourself) in public. Four teams compete in this electronic board game come to life, with tons of minigames and challenges to test the reflexes and dignity of any daring attendee.

Saturday July 27, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

Steve Jackson Games Presents: FRAG Tourny

“A computer game without a computer.  It’s a first person shooter on tabletop.”
Compete against other players in this excellent title from Steve Jackson Games.  No previous experience required.


Saturday July 27, 2013 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

Masquerade Green Room
For Masquerade participants only!

Saturday July 27, 2013 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Lounge Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

Convention Parents

Are you a parent? Are your kids cosplayers? Or are you here with a little one? Then there’s finally a meet-up just for you! Take a break and hang out with some fellow cosplay parents in this open discussion.


Saturday July 27, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

ARTEMIS: Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard of ARTEMIS?!  Why not?  Take a peek here for some fun examples of the play:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72XhdVqDT1g&feature=share&list=PL532DC01F548EE15C

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBiWfEWmN5k

Will need two teams of 6 each.  If you already have the game, bring in your laptop~! Otherwise we can provide units for it :) 

Saturday July 27, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
PC Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

Counter-Strike Hour!
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be playing Global Offensive but if popular vote wants to play Source, we can switch.

Saturday July 27, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
PC Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

Mark Meer Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Got questions for Mark Meer? From Mass Effect to Versus Valerie to improv comedy to Doctor Who, this man's got your answers.

Speakers
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Mark Meer

Best known for his work on the Mass Effect trilogy, as the male version of Commander Shepard, the entire Vorcha race, the Hannar Spectre Blasto, the Biotic God Niftu Cal, and more. He appears in many Bioware games, including the Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights series, Jade Empire, and the Dragon Age series. Most recently, he returned to the Forgotten Realms for the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition playing Rasaad yn Bashir and... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

Space Janitors Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

The cast and crew of Space Janitors talks about the show, life in space, and field questions about the series.

Speakers
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Space Janitors

Geek and Sundry
Custodial work in outer space — thrilling right? Not really, but it sure is funny! Space Janitors follows the exploits of the lower-rung workers aboard an intergalactic space station and their day to day troubles. Nominated for the first ever Canadian Screen Awards for a digital series and executive produced by Felicia Day for Geek and Sundry. Cast and Crew Appearing: + Helen Johns | + Pat Thornton | + Brendan Halloran | + Scott Yamamura... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

Pokémon Trivia Game
Saturday July 27, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 Tourny
Saturday July 27, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

Battle Royale

Underworld LARP staff will give you a basic run down of a battle system, then you will put those skills to the test in a battle royale. Everyone will fight and get to practice and be entered into the Princess Tournamet.


Saturday July 27, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Terrace Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:30pm

Mara Wilson Signing
Mara Wilson signs autographs. Limit of 2 items per person.

Speakers
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Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is a recovering child actor, best known for her roles in the films Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire. These days she writes plays, fiction, nonfiction, and regularly performs as a storyteller.  Her work has been featured on Cracked.com, RISK!, The Story Collider, Jezebel, The Huffington Post, and on her website, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. Her play Sheeple will be performed in NYC at the New York International Fringe Festival this... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Level 3 Signing Section

5:00pm

Geek Girl Variety Show
Join the all-female crew of the Vaudeville Valkyries in a one hour variety show! Singing, dancing, and candy projectiles are all par for the course as these ladies poke fun at our geeky world. Full of audience participation and laughs, this is one show to remember!

Saturday July 27, 2013 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Games and the Social Good
Games are good. Games can do a lot for us as a people and can challenge us to be better. James Portnow has held this belief for a long time and wants to share the goodness with you. Listen to tales of the good games have done for communities and how we can bring this discussion to the next level.

Speakers
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James Portnow

Extra Credits
James Portnow has written for every major trade publication including Gamasutra, The Escapist, Edge, and more. He is currently the writer on the hit consumer-facing series about game design: Extra Credits. He is known for his theories on socially positive design and has been asked to speak at universities and companies around the world. He is the co-author of a book on invented languages being published by Oxford University Press to be... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Import Gaming

JewWario and Card Master discuss the import scene, how to bring over games on your favourite consoles, and recommend titles to get your hands on.


Speakers
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Justin Carmical

Retroware TV
The success of his import gaming show You Can Play This launched him to internet stardom, quickly becoming part of TGWTG in 2009. Since then he has appeared in the made-for-internet-movies ‘Kickassia’, ‘Suburban Knights’, and ‘To Boldly Flee’. He recently started work on his own tokusatsu mini-series FamiKamen Rider. Although he and TGWTG have since parted ways, he has become a starring part of Retroware and... Read More →
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Card Master

Card Master’s first project came to light on June 4, 1998, when he founded Terminus Traduction, a group dedicated to translating SNES and NES games from English to French. In just a few years, Terminus translated many main Nintendo games, including Final Fantasy III, V and VI, Mario RPG and Chrono Trigger. They succeeded in cracking Seiken Densetsu 3 on the SNES, Chrono Cross on the Playstation and in releasing Bahamut Lagoon and Rudra no... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Persona 4 Arena Tourny
Saturday July 27, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Photoshop Tricks
Come learn how to touch up your Photoshop skills with Vitaly, creator of Romantically Apocalyptic.

Speakers
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Vitaly S. Alexius

Romantically Apocalyptic, Webcomic
Vitaly S Alexius is a renowned digital painter/illustrator who has gained immense recognition for his work in CD and book covers and his immediately recognizable style. In early 2010 he began production of his webcomic Romantically Apocalyptic which has since become his main focus, featuring highly detailed art utilizing greenscreened actors imposed on realistic backgrounds.


Saturday July 27, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Z-Grade Movies - Edison Death Machine
Space Janitors is a comedy/science fiction web series created by Davin Lengyel and Geoff Lapaire. It chronicles the lives of two janitors, Mike Chet (Pat Thornton) and Darby Richards (Brendan Halloran), who serve aboard an evil iconic space station. After all, someone has to buff out the blaster burn marks from the halls and mop up the hero guts from the not-so-bottomless shaft, right?

Speakers
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Derek Burrow

This Week in Geek
Derek the Bard hosts Chasing the Muse, dedicated to reviewing weird books, forgotten films, and the beloved cartoons of your childhood. A member of This Week in Geek and a participant in the These Warriors Are Terrible podcast, Derek is an actual, factual trained librarian and enthusiast of Japanese tokusatsu, 1980s cartoon shows, and the colour ultra-maroon.


Saturday July 27, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

D&D: Dragons of Neverwinter
"The dragons will rise." This is a mid-level Dungeon & Dragons game using either the 4th edition rules or D&D Next (Players get to choose).

Saturday July 27, 2013 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

6:00pm

Tales of an Indie Producer
The folks at Fuse Bomb Films talk about the trials and [often hilarious] tribulations of being an indie producer, from working behind the camera, to making it online and in the marketplace.

Speakers
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Petros Ioannou

Petros L. Ioannou is a writer, actor and producer. He created the online webseries MY LIFE AS A VIDEO GAME after successfully crowd funding $32,000 through Kickstarter to produce the show. He is a firm believer in the future of original web content as not the “next” big thing but the big thing thats here and many people don’t even realise it.
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Versus Valerie

Valerie Lapomme is a vivacious and supremely confident 25-year-old woman, who lives in a world of comics, sci-fi & fantasy, computers, video games, and other pursuits of nerdy leisure.Val currently resides in Toronto and vlogs on YouTube under the name Sexy Nerd Girl. Guy Sideki has been Val’s best friend since high school. He’s a cynical, sardonic misanthrope who is proudly fluent in several web programming languages. He loves... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

6:00pm

Street Fighter X Tekken Tourny
Saturday July 27, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

6:00pm

Gloom

Gloom is a unique and narrative-driven game where players control the fate of one of four families... and then do awful things to them to win.


Saturday July 27, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

6:00pm

Saturday Concerts
Get ready for 5 more nerdy, game music heavy hitters. Live performances from Skrypnyk, Blast Processors, James Ronald, Super Guitar Bros, and The World is Square. Game music never sounded so good.

Speakers
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Skrypnyk

Skrypnyk is a Toronto based audio producer, and what he lacks in vowels, he makes up for in consonants. Hailed as a master of percussion, he’s been producing original music and remixes since 2006, with styles spanning the electronic music spectrum. From EDM to VGM, IDM to SDM, Chilldownpsybientwave to Posthardbreakspeedcorecore, his tunes have been praised as “noise filler” and “very much ok”.
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Super Guitar Bros.

The Super Guitar Bros are not actually brothers – they’re bros!  Steve met Sam back in 2007 at a local coffee shop he was performing at with a mutual friend. After seeing Sam’s incredible classical skills, Steve knew the two of them had to start making music. After their first jam session together you could tell the two of them just clicked. They’ve been playing together ever since.
EG

Epic Game Music

Producer, Retroware TV
James Ronald is a 10 year veteran of the touring band Delinquints and creator of Epic Game Music which is a show re-imagining video game music with concussive beats, driving bass lines and wailing guitar solos. Recently Epic Game Music has been taking the internet by storm and most notably was picked up to be part of the RetrowareTV family.
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Blast Processors

AD 2101: humanity is on a course for destruction, the wheels of which began turning over a century ago. The last Great Console War ended in the era of Mode 7, leading to unforeseeable cataclysmic events. Mankind’s last hope rides on the shoulders of 5 warriors trained in propaganda, guerrilla warfare, & catchy melodies. This elite military unit went by the name of a powerful weapon, mankind’s only true hope of survival: they are... Read More →
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The World is Square

The World is Square is a 5 Piece VGM Folk Band from Boston, MA; focusing on the Classic Years of SquareSoft/Enix Games. They perform songs from popular titles like Final Fantasy VII, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG, and more. Using a variety of traditional, unconventional and modern instruments they create a worldly sound that lends itself perfectly to the classic sounds from the SNES/PS1 era.


Saturday July 27, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

6:30pm

The Masquerade
Enjoy costuming and cosplay? Good! Then come and show off your latest creations in the Masquerade! From gut-bustingly funny skits to fashion show runway walks, the Masquerade has it all. Sing, dance, or just show off your threads for our judges and the audience. Prizes to be won and fame to be gained! Or infamy, at the very least!

Moderators
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Doctor Holocaust

Evil Inc.
Known to many as Toronto’s greatest villain, Doctor Holocaust is a dastardly gentleman who tries, above all else, to take over the world. He keeps the public appraised of his evil machinations via his web show “The War Front“. Though such advance notice should not stop you from trembling in fear, no SIR, for in the coming years NONE will be spared his scrutinizing gaze and thirst for destruction!

Speakers
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Featherweight

Designing realistic replicas of just about everything in television, movies, and other media, he’s been nicknamed the “God of Cardboard” and the “MacGyver of Cosplay”, his transformation of bargain-bin materials into high quality products has earned him a reputation as a prop design master. His costumes have been featured in numerous print and online publications, including Maxim Magazine, BoingBoing, and Comic... Read More →
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Sarcasm-hime

Sarcasm-hime has been costuming since 1999, when she was delighted to discover fandom and that dressing up like a weirdo was a viable option. She describes herself as having ‘creative ADD’; she collects and wears kimono (as part of the Toronto Kimono Club), has a small business making jewellery and accessories and is also a member of Toronto tribal bellydance troupe Shades of Araby.
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Elisa Hansen

Chez Apocalypse
Elisa Hansen hosts “Vampire Reviews” as mistress of the macabre and Elvira-wannabe, the self-titled Maven of the Eventide. The humorous critique series presents a tongue-in-cheek deconstruction of vampire-related media and products in order to lovingly overanalyze their impact on pop culture.
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The Moonroses

The MoonRoses are back and ready to judge the Masquerade this year at ConBravo!. They’ll be looking at the latest in cosplay handiwork, as well as hosting panels on costume construction. Hailing from Quebec, Cats_Luna and WildRose are excited to return for their fourth year.


Saturday July 27, 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

Shut Up and Give Us Your Money: The Gaming Industry
The ESA's 2013 Essential Facts reports that gamers spent $20.77 billion on video games, hardware, and accessories last year. The gaming industry is changing dramatically and it's relying on their greatest resource... YOU! This panel will explain how the gaming industry appeals to the general audience and its gaming communities. From Marketing tactics, to the cost of a $60 game, and much more!

Saturday July 27, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

This Week in Geek

The team from TWiG get together and talk about reviews, media presence, journalism in gaming, podcasts, their latest ventures, and a whole lot more!


Speakers
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Mike Dodd

This Week in Geek
A founding member of This Week in Geek, Mike has been involved with ScrewAttack as their official G1 correspondent for “Hard News” on several different occasions, worked with Tom Hanley’s The Game Heroes co-hosting the Prototype podcast, iand s a regular contributor to Blistered Thumbs and Channel Awesome. Mike is also known as the creator and main contributor of Review-A-Day where he has made it his personal mission to review... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

League of Legends (Sat)
Limited Capacity seats available

Need players for two teams of 5.

Saturday July 27, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
PC Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend Tourny
Saturday July 27, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

So You Want to Work in Animation?

Have you spent your childhood drawing and watching cartoons? Applied to an animation program but didn’t get in? Or maybe you’ve already graduated and still can’t find that first job? Join us as our panel of animation professionals dispels the mystery behind portfolio reviews, behind-the-scenes extras, and the mistakes that have made us successful.


Artists
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Andrew Gregoire

I Am ARG!, Webcomic
Andrew Gregoire (or “ARG!”) is a Toronto based Animator and Illustrator. Andrew has worked for 5 years on various Television shows as a Character Animator and story board artist. But he is best known for his Semi-Autobiographical humour Webcomic “I am ARG!“. Andrew also authors other stories and writes for the NSFW webcomic Hatefarm. I am ARG! shines a crude and quirky non-sequitor eye on geek relationships, sex, movies... Read More →
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Katie Shanahan

Shrub Monkeys, Webcomic


Saturday July 27, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

Dungeon Crawler: Multiplayer

The competitive version of Dungeon Crawler. Play against other players and learn this excellent game from the developers themselves.


Saturday July 27, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

Game of Thrones the Board Game (2nd Edition)
You win or you die. Pick from one of the 6 major houses of Westeros and compete for the Iron Throne in this land conquering board game. Teamwork and backstabbing are both strongly encouraged

Saturday July 27, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:00pm

UnderGRADS Series Marathon
The misadventures of a group of childhood friends who keep in touch even while they go to separate colleges.

Speakers
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Pete Williams

Pete Williams is best known for creating the long gone (but somehow not forgotten) cult animated series UnderGRADS/ He first developed the show at the ripe old age of 18 after winning a contest sponsored by MTV Animation, basing the characters and storylines on his own life-after-high school experiences. Along with designing the look of the series and writing several episodes, Williams also voiced the four main characters; Nitz, Rocko, Gimpy, and... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 7:00pm - Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00am
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

7:30pm

James Portnow Signing
James Portnow signs autographs. Limit of 2 items per person.

Speakers
avatar for James Portnow

James Portnow

Extra Credits
James Portnow has written for every major trade publication including Gamasutra, The Escapist, Edge, and more. He is currently the writer on the hit consumer-facing series about game design: Extra Credits. He is known for his theories on socially positive design and has been asked to speak at universities and companies around the world. He is the co-author of a book on invented languages being published by Oxford University Press to be... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Level 3 Signing Section

8:00pm

My Life as a Video Game Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Brent Black

Brent Black

brentalfloss
Brent “brentalfloss” Black is a comedian, musician, and gamer. He first gained notoriety when he added lyrics to the title theme from Mega Man 3 and created the “With Lyrics” series on Youtube. He has since grown a Youtube subscriber base of over 130,000 and released two full-length albums which have reached the top ten in both the Bandcamp and iTunes comedy charts. He lives in New York City and performs at music venues... Read More →
avatar for Petros Ioannou

Petros Ioannou

Petros L. Ioannou is a writer, actor and producer. He created the online webseries MY LIFE AS A VIDEO GAME after successfully crowd funding $32,000 through Kickstarter to produce the show. He is a firm believer in the future of original web content as not the “next” big thing but the big thing thats here and many people don’t even realise it.


Saturday July 27, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

8:00pm

Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Tourny
Saturday July 27, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

Beyond Bleeps & Bloops: An Intro to VG Music
You have the Mario theme as your ringer, you listen to songs from their OSTs, and you might appear on OC Remix to check out new interpretations. But did you know that there is a vast world of video game music you haven’t listened to? From Chip Tunes, to soundtrack, to experimental formats, Coldguy is going to take you on a musical journey that your ears are guaranteed to ring with delight.

Saturday July 27, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

LARP 101

Get your boffer weapons and get into character, ‘cause you’re gonna learn what it takes to LARP!


Saturday July 27, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

Webcomics Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Vitaly S. Alexius

Vitaly S. Alexius

Romantically Apocalyptic, Webcomic
Vitaly S Alexius is a renowned digital painter/illustrator who has gained immense recognition for his work in CD and book covers and his immediately recognizable style. In early 2010 he began production of his webcomic Romantically Apocalyptic which has since become his main focus, featuring highly detailed art utilizing greenscreened actors imposed on realistic backgrounds.
avatar for Brent Black

Brent Black

brentalfloss
Brent “brentalfloss” Black is a comedian, musician, and gamer. He first gained notoriety when he added lyrics to the title theme from Mega Man 3 and created the “With Lyrics” series on Youtube. He has since grown a Youtube subscriber base of over 130,000 and released two full-length albums which have reached the top ten in both the Bandcamp and iTunes comedy charts. He lives in New York City and performs at music venues... Read More →
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Andrew Gregoire

I Am ARG!, Webcomic
Andrew Gregoire (or “ARG!”) is a Toronto based Animator and Illustrator. Andrew has worked for 5 years on various Television shows as a Character Animator and story board artist. But he is best known for his Semi-Autobiographical humour Webcomic “I am ARG!“. Andrew also authors other stories and writes for the NSFW webcomic Hatefarm. I am ARG! shines a crude and quirky non-sequitor eye on geek relationships, sex, movies... Read More →
avatar for Dan Roth

Dan Roth

Chez Apocalypse
After years of blogging for fun, Dan has become the resident expert on funny books and campy, classic sci-fi for the SyFy news site Blastr. He’s written for franchises like Angel and Doctor Who, served as creator and co-writer for the comic misadventures of brentafloss for the last two years. amd recently returned to his blogging roots as the lead features writer for Team NChick’s new flagship, Chez Apocalypse.

Artists
KS

Katie Shanahan

Shrub Monkeys, Webcomic


Saturday July 27, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

My Little Pony Gameshow
Saturday July 27, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

Injustice: Gods Among US Tourny
Saturday July 27, 2013 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

D20 Live
Limited Capacity seats available

D20 live returns this year for more zany madcap adventures, this time IN SPACE! That's right the bevvy of players both new and returning are trying a Sci-Fi action adventure romp through the cosmos battling strange alien life and all of that fun jazz. Do they have what it takes to light the cosmos on fire with their insanity?


Moderators
avatar for Big Mike

Big Mike

The 404s

Speakers
avatar for Mike Dodd

Mike Dodd

This Week in Geek
A founding member of This Week in Geek, Mike has been involved with ScrewAttack as their official G1 correspondent for “Hard News” on several different occasions, worked with Tom Hanley’s The Game Heroes co-hosting the Prototype podcast, iand s a regular contributor to Blistered Thumbs and Channel Awesome. Mike is also known as the creator and main contributor of Review-A-Day where he has made it his personal mission to review... Read More →
avatar for Lewis Lovhaug

Lewis Lovhaug

Channel Awesome
Lewis Lovhaug is best known in the online world as “that annoying guy in the hat who makes fun of bad comic books”, and that’s usually why he goes by Linkara instead. On his show, Atop the Fourth Wall, he’s battled against mad scientists, interdimensional conquerors, giant robots, and Lovecraftian abominations. And yet this is still a show about comic book reviews.
avatar for Mark Meer

Mark Meer

Best known for his work on the Mass Effect trilogy, as the male version of Commander Shepard, the entire Vorcha race, the Hannar Spectre Blasto, the Biotic God Niftu Cal, and more. He appears in many Bioware games, including the Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights series, Jade Empire, and the Dragon Age series. Most recently, he returned to the Forgotten Realms for the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition playing Rasaad yn Bashir and... Read More →
avatar for Leo Thompson

Leo Thompson

Channel Awesome
Best known as That SciFi Guy on ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and The Idle State, Leo is an actor, writer, producer, editor and animator. He reviews sci-fi movies from all corners, including giant robot war epics, alien horror flicks, and much more. And he has pretty hair.


Saturday July 27, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

9:00pm

DanceBravo!
When the lights go down, the party begins! DJ Janos and co. will be spinning all night long, pumping out new mixes and old favourites from techno, house, k-pop, j-pop, and remixes across the board. Get your dancing shoes on, because this party is one sexy good time.

Speakers
avatar for DJ Janos

DJ Janos

House DJ of Awesome
Tracing his roots back to eurodance and vocal-pop house, DJ JANOS has constantly re-invented himself to bring the very best dance party in town. He blends the classic tracks that ground him with the new and eclectic styles which draw him. This art of bringing together the old and the new, newer and newest that has kept his audiences on their feet for years.


Saturday July 27, 2013 9:00pm - Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00am
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00pm

Being a Girl on the Internet
Limited Capacity seats available

Lindsay Ellis, Nella!, Elisa Hansen, and Mara Wilson discuss the joys and hurdles of being (relatively) high-profile females on the Internet, and how modern attitudes on gender affect the treatment of everyone.


Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Ellis

Lindsay Ellis

Chez Apocalypse
Lindsay Ellis is currently quite active as blip.tv’s most viewed lady-producer under the pseudonym of “Nostalgia Chick”, working alongside her colleagues and overlords at Channel Awesome (they pay her in vodka and lolcat photos, which is sad, because she is a dog person). She is also the Lord and Mistress of All Destiny at ChezApocalypse.
avatar for Elisa Hansen

Elisa Hansen

Chez Apocalypse
Elisa Hansen hosts “Vampire Reviews” as mistress of the macabre and Elvira-wannabe, the self-titled Maven of the Eventide. The humorous critique series presents a tongue-in-cheek deconstruction of vampire-related media and products in order to lovingly overanalyze their impact on pop culture.
avatar for Antonella Inserra

Antonella Inserra

Chez Apocalypse
Antonella “Nella” Inserra gave up the normal life for pursuits in Office Managing, Writing, Sidekicking, Moonlighting in Vaguely Shady and Morally Ambitious Ventures (or as we like to call it, ‘Acting’), and Serious Geekery at Chez Apocalypse. Her latest co-project is “50 Shades of Green“, where she and Lindsay intend to create and publish the latest gimicky paranormal YA romance abomination with help from... Read More →
avatar for Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is a recovering child actor, best known for her roles in the films Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire. These days she writes plays, fiction, nonfiction, and regularly performs as a storyteller.  Her work has been featured on Cracked.com, RISK!, The Story Collider, Jezebel, The Huffington Post, and on her website, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. Her play Sheeple will be performed in NYC at the New York International Fringe Festival this... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00pm - 12:00am
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00pm

Kingdom Hearts
A panel about the amazing world of Disney and Square's Kingdom Hearts! Here’s your chance talk with knowledgeable fans about the newest release, KH3D and KH1.5, as well as fan media like the KH parody musical, and cosplay.

Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00pm

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD REMIX Tourny
Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00pm

Crafting Hilarious Fiction

How to create fiction that’ll instill bellylaughs in your audience and leave ‘em giggling until the end of time.


Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00pm - Sunday July 28, 2013 12:00am
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00pm

Cards Against Humanity with the 404s

A very adult round of Cards Against Humanity, already a hilariously offensive game. The 404's can only make it better. Watch them put their unique spin on this game.


Speakers
avatar for The 404s

The 404s

The 404s Improv Comedy
There’s an old saying in con circles: you sleep at least six hours, you eat at least two meals and you watch as many 404s shows as possible. The world’s finest Geek Improv Troupe has become a warm fixture in conventions across Canada asking for only the attendance and laughter of those who dare to join their audience (which, they assure us, is not to be used for some kind of ritual). Providing their infamous shortform improvised... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 10:00pm - Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00pm

Audition for the Worst Movie Ever
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Tom White

Tom White

This Week in Geek
Tom isn’t an evil genius, he just plays one on the Internet. Best known for his web series Weird Video Games, Tom is an online video producer, writer, musician, video game developer, and Terrible Warrior. Featured on sites such as Blistered Thumbs, ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, and This Week in Geek, Tom makes fun of the inherent strangeness in games and pop culture by probing, analyzing, and asking questions Man Ought Not.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

Chez Apocalypse
Mike Bennett aka Phil Buni is the creator of The Bunny Perspective! Mike is a Michigan native, illustrator, puppeteer/puppet builder and all around terrible person. He hosts The Bunny PerChannel, a livestream.The Bunny Perspective! is a review show hosted by a pot smoking, puppet bunny named Phil Buni. It also has a spin off TBP: Music! hosted by Rex Rabit a bro-philosopher, with piercings to spare. 
avatar for Derek Burrow

Derek Burrow

This Week in Geek
Derek the Bard hosts Chasing the Muse, dedicated to reviewing weird books, forgotten films, and the beloved cartoons of your childhood. A member of This Week in Geek and a participant in the These Warriors Are Terrible podcast, Derek is an actual, factual trained librarian and enthusiast of Japanese tokusatsu, 1980s cartoon shows, and the colour ultra-maroon.
avatar for Justin Carmical

Justin Carmical

Retroware TV
The success of his import gaming show You Can Play This launched him to internet stardom, quickly becoming part of TGWTG in 2009. Since then he has appeared in the made-for-internet-movies ‘Kickassia’, ‘Suburban Knights’, and ‘To Boldly Flee’. He recently started work on his own tokusatsu mini-series FamiKamen Rider. Although he and TGWTG have since parted ways, he has become a starring part of Retroware and... Read More →
avatar for Antonella Inserra

Antonella Inserra

Chez Apocalypse
Antonella “Nella” Inserra gave up the normal life for pursuits in Office Managing, Writing, Sidekicking, Moonlighting in Vaguely Shady and Morally Ambitious Ventures (or as we like to call it, ‘Acting’), and Serious Geekery at Chez Apocalypse. Her latest co-project is “50 Shades of Green“, where she and Lindsay intend to create and publish the latest gimicky paranormal YA romance abomination with help from... Read More →
avatar for Todd Nathanson

Todd Nathanson

Chez Apocalypse
The resident music reviewer for the popular review website ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Details about this mysterious faceless man’s backstory have been hard to unearth, but here’s what we know for sure: For the past two years, this mysterious shadowy man has sat in a dark room in front of a piano and explored the deeper meanings of Katy Perry songs without ever once showing his face; when asked why, all he would say is, “If this... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00pm - Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00am
MacNab (Overnight) Sheraton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON

11:00pm

Let's Play: Celebrity Slenderman!
Come get spooked. Watch your friends and favourite guests get stalked by a tall, faceless, man in a suit.

Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00pm - Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00am
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00am

Inappropriate Karaoke
"AND I~ WILL ALWAYS LOVE CONBRAVO" We have karaoke! And it's not some normal karaoke, but an inappropriate karaoke. To avoid any awkwardness or shyness, we are taking any shame off the table and asking you to pick the most inappropriate song for karaoke that you can think of, and turn this party into an absurdly hilarious time. Let's sing, laugh, and have a great time.

Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00am - 2:00am
MacNab (Overnight) Sheraton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON

2:00am

The Worst of YouTube
We all know that most of the videos on YouTube are cat videos. But there is so much more than those cute cuddly bundles of joy. They are terrible, cringe-worthy monstrosities lurking among our adorable felines. These terrible videos deserved to be burned and their ashes buried never to see hte light of day again! So we're showing them. Sit back, relax, and watch the very worst of YouTube.

Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00am - 3:00am
MacNab (Overnight) Sheraton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON

3:00am

Cards Against Humanity Open Rounds
Come be a horrible person with us, all night long.

Sunday July 28, 2013 3:00am - 5:00am
MacNab (Overnight) Sheraton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
 
Sunday, July 28
 

10:00am

Atop the 4th Wall LIVE!
Limited Capacity seats available

Linkara takes you along on a magical journey. Into a live filming of AT4W, where bad comics burn, burn, burn!


Speakers
avatar for Lewis Lovhaug

Lewis Lovhaug

Channel Awesome
Lewis Lovhaug is best known in the online world as “that annoying guy in the hat who makes fun of bad comic books”, and that’s usually why he goes by Linkara instead. On his show, Atop the Fourth Wall, he’s battled against mad scientists, interdimensional conquerors, giant robots, and Lovecraftian abominations. And yet this is still a show about comic book reviews.


Sunday July 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00am

Classic RPGs

The World is Square talks about our favourite roleplaying titles from bygone days, including Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV, and a whole lot more.


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Cordaro

Daniel Cordaro

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Daniel “The Commodore” Cordaro (ding-ding) is the co-founder of the Clan of the Gray Wolf which is dedicated to thoughtful discussion of all aspects of geek culture.  His Master’s thesis from the University of North Carolina focused on representations of gender in contemporary videogames and is published in the Library of Congress – although if he were to write one today, it would probably just be about Minecraft.
avatar for Joey DeSena

Joey DeSena

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Joey “Roo” DeSena is a retro gamer through and through.He’s the co-founder of Clan of the Gray Wolf and co-hosts the bi-weekly Echo Screen live stream on the same site. He is also Director of Content for RetrowareTV.com and is featured in Vsauce3. His work includes the revered retro-gaming series 16-Bit Gems, the explanatory The Way Games Work, and the fact-finding Head Shot.


Sunday July 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00am

Convention Videos

An introductory demonstration of techniques and equipment involved in shooting convention videos; interviewing, putting together montage videos, and shooting fun keepsakes.


Sunday July 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00am

What We Watched

Derek the Bard hosts Sunday morning memories in the form of cartoons. From Silverhawks to Bionic 6, the 80’s kid’s cartoon makes a comeback!


Speakers
avatar for Derek Burrow

Derek Burrow

This Week in Geek
Derek the Bard hosts Chasing the Muse, dedicated to reviewing weird books, forgotten films, and the beloved cartoons of your childhood. A member of This Week in Geek and a participant in the These Warriors Are Terrible podcast, Derek is an actual, factual trained librarian and enthusiast of Japanese tokusatsu, 1980s cartoon shows, and the colour ultra-maroon.


Sunday July 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00am

Doug Walker Signing
Doug Walker signs autographs. Limit of 2 items per person.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Walker

Doug Walker

Channel Awesome
Doug Walker is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic, vitriolic reviewer of bad movies and TV shows from our childhood. He’s also noted for having a long standing “rivalry” with The Angry Video Game Nerd. He’s appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, has worked with the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 4th Annual Mashable Awards in 2010.


Sunday July 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
Level 3 Signing Section

10:00am

Privateer Press Demos & Freeplay

Interested in playing Warmachine or Hordes? Get demos with an official Press Ganger from Privateer Press. Space available for people to learn or bring their own armies and play.


Sunday July 28, 2013 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

10:00am

Return of the Cosplay Shorts

Sunday July 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Con Horror Stories
Cons are awesome, but what happens when something goes wrong? Join the Vaudville Valkyries as they share tales of derp and maybe share a few of your own too!


Sunday July 28, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Filmmaking Basics

An introductory panel to lighting, sound, and camera work theory for those getting started in the field. Also includes a short discussion on how to do this without breaking the bank, and all about pre & post-production.


Sunday July 28, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Star Trek: Across the Years
A look at the past, present and future of the Star Trek franchise through the eyes of a devoted Trekkie. This panel talks about the effects the series has had on pop culture, how the fandom base has changed,  and how this has culminated in the latest Star Trek movie.

Sunday July 28, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Superhero Comics

Back in the day, comic books were geared towards the 8-12 year old - Superman always saved the day in the end, the bad guy went to jail, and no one ever died (uh huh). Nowadays, comics are full of violence, death, and highly polarizing issues. Has the comic book’s primary audience changed, and is this change for the better?


Sunday July 28, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Retroware TV Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Retroware TV is here to answer all your questions about their shows and upcoming projects. Join Pat the NES Punk, the Game Chasers, Clan of the Gray Wolf, and JewWario for a Q&A complete with wrestling shenanigans.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Carmical

Justin Carmical

Retroware TV
The success of his import gaming show You Can Play This launched him to internet stardom, quickly becoming part of TGWTG in 2009. Since then he has appeared in the made-for-internet-movies ‘Kickassia’, ‘Suburban Knights’, and ‘To Boldly Flee’. He recently started work on his own tokusatsu mini-series FamiKamen Rider. Although he and TGWTG have since parted ways, he has become a starring part of Retroware and... Read More →
avatar for Norman Caruso

Norman Caruso

Retroware TV
Norman Caruso is the creator of The Gaming Historian, a documentary series covering the history of video games. The show has been featured on Retroware TV, Capcom, GoNintendo, and ScrewAttack. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Elizabeth City State University. You can follow Norman on Twitter @GamingHistorian.
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The Game Chasers

Retroware TV
Billy has been gaming since the Atari 2600 and Intellivision, but “true gaming” for him started his first NES. He has been a serious collector since 2004. Jay is a gameaholic. People say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. But what if you know you have a problem and don’t want to get help? Together they make up the dynamic game collecting team known as the Game Chasers. Their mission: to scour the land... Read More →
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Pat Contri

Retroware TV
Pat Contri is a writer and retro game collector who is best known for his Pat the NES Punk and Flea Market Madness web series. His notoriety could be due to his knowledge/love of Nintendo, his quirky sense of humor, or his bizarre hair. He also helps run Retroware TV. For the past three years he also helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for Child’s Play Charity via his 24 Hour NES Marathons.
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Joey DeSena

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Joey “Roo” DeSena is a retro gamer through and through.He’s the co-founder of Clan of the Gray Wolf and co-hosts the bi-weekly Echo Screen live stream on the same site. He is also Director of Content for RetrowareTV.com and is featured in Vsauce3. His work includes the revered retro-gaming series 16-Bit Gems, the explanatory The Way Games Work, and the fact-finding Head Shot.


Sunday July 28, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Team Fortress Live

Red Team ready? Blue Team ready? Nerf guns at the ready! Game On! Join us in the most epic game of Team Fortress Live and leave your enemies quaking in fear. Or will it be you who faces doom once the whistle sounds? Come the endgame, will you it be standing victorious or them?


Sunday July 28, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

11:00am

Labyrinth
From the makers of Dungeon Crawler, Labyrinth is an Print and Play board game filled with strategy.

Sunday July 28, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

Princess Tournament

Fighters are entered into a tournament of physical skill in the name of the Princess. The winner will be knighted as the champion of Con Bravo 2013 and will be given the option to challenge the Jericho Bravo Champion in a final battle.


Sunday July 28, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00am
Terrace Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

Channel Awesome Q&A #2
Limited Capacity seats available

Give us an 'A'. Give us a 'W'. Give us an 'E'. Now give us SOME of your time and join a great Q&A session with the folks from Channel Awesome. This awesome awe-inspiring panel includes Doug 'Nostalgia Critic' Walker, Lindsay 'Nostalgia Chick' Ellis, Todd 'In the Shadows' Nathanson, Kyle 'Oancitizen' Kallgren, Paw, Elisa 'Maven of the Eventide' Hansen, and Nella.

Moderators
avatar for Doug Walker

Doug Walker

Channel Awesome
Doug Walker is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic, vitriolic reviewer of bad movies and TV shows from our childhood. He’s also noted for having a long standing “rivalry” with The Angry Video Game Nerd. He’s appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, has worked with the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 4th Annual Mashable Awards in 2010.

Speakers
avatar for PawDugan

PawDugan

Chez Apocalypse
Paw has been called many things: Music Guru, Super Genius, Pretentious Hipster with some weird mutant goatee thing. He prefers the Guru or Genius options. You can currently find him on the set of “Music Movies“, a bi-weekly rundown of musicals on screens both small and large via TGWTG and Chez Apocalypse.
avatar for Mike Dodd

Mike Dodd

This Week in Geek
A founding member of This Week in Geek, Mike has been involved with ScrewAttack as their official G1 correspondent for “Hard News” on several different occasions, worked with Tom Hanley’s The Game Heroes co-hosting the Prototype podcast, iand s a regular contributor to Blistered Thumbs and Channel Awesome. Mike is also known as the creator and main contributor of Review-A-Day where he has made it his personal mission to review... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Ellis

Lindsay Ellis

Chez Apocalypse
Lindsay Ellis is currently quite active as blip.tv’s most viewed lady-producer under the pseudonym of “Nostalgia Chick”, working alongside her colleagues and overlords at Channel Awesome (they pay her in vodka and lolcat photos, which is sad, because she is a dog person). She is also the Lord and Mistress of All Destiny at ChezApocalypse.
avatar for Elisa Hansen

Elisa Hansen

Chez Apocalypse
Elisa Hansen hosts “Vampire Reviews” as mistress of the macabre and Elvira-wannabe, the self-titled Maven of the Eventide. The humorous critique series presents a tongue-in-cheek deconstruction of vampire-related media and products in order to lovingly overanalyze their impact on pop culture.
avatar for Antonella Inserra

Antonella Inserra

Chez Apocalypse
Antonella “Nella” Inserra gave up the normal life for pursuits in Office Managing, Writing, Sidekicking, Moonlighting in Vaguely Shady and Morally Ambitious Ventures (or as we like to call it, ‘Acting’), and Serious Geekery at Chez Apocalypse. Her latest co-project is “50 Shades of Green“, where she and Lindsay intend to create and publish the latest gimicky paranormal YA romance abomination with help from... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Kallgren

Kyle Kallgren

Chez Apocalypse
Also known as Oancitizen, Kyle spends far too much time seeking out the oddest corners of the world of film festivals, trust fund projects and auteur mayhem that we call “The Arthouse.” His primary series Brows Held High is an overview of arthouse films ranging from the weird (Naked Lunch) to the wild (The Doom Generation) the new (Melancholia) the old (Häxan) the infamous (A Serbian Film) and the just plain silly (Zardoz... Read More →
avatar for Todd Nathanson

Todd Nathanson

Chez Apocalypse
The resident music reviewer for the popular review website ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Details about this mysterious faceless man’s backstory have been hard to unearth, but here’s what we know for sure: For the past two years, this mysterious shadowy man has sat in a dark room in front of a piano and explored the deeper meanings of Katy Perry songs without ever once showing his face; when asked why, all he would say is, “If this... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

For the Love of Teen Fiction

Literature has exploded with titles specifically for a teen audience, but does that make them any good? We discuss recent trends in teen literature, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and how to write your very own "Teen Novel".


Sunday July 28, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

ARTEMIS: Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard of ARTEMIS?!  Why not?  Take a peek here for some fun examples of the play:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72XhdVqDT1g&feature=share&list=PL532DC01F548EE15C

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBiWfEWmN5k

Will need two teams of 6 each.  If you already have the game, bring in your laptop~! Otherwise we can provide units for it :) 

Sunday July 28, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
PC Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

Versus Valerie Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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3killabytes

3killabytes
Since 2009 3killabytes has been a well respected review show on Youtube. 3KB is made up of Jason Hooft, Mike Colangelo and Kat Jovey. Each one of them brings their own charismatic and refreshing personalities together to make each video they release both entertaining and informative. Over the years they have reviewed nearly 200 video games and nearly 100 films, all with their own unique and lively flare.
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Versus Valerie

Valerie Lapomme is a vivacious and supremely confident 25-year-old woman, who lives in a world of comics, sci-fi & fantasy, computers, video games, and other pursuits of nerdy leisure.Val currently resides in Toronto and vlogs on YouTube under the name Sexy Nerd Girl. Guy Sideki has been Val’s best friend since high school. He’s a cynical, sardonic misanthrope who is proudly fluent in several web programming languages. He loves... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

Death Note Mafia
In a twist on the classic party game, can L and the investigators find Kira before being killed?

Sunday July 28, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

DarkStalkers Tourny
Sunday July 28, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:00pm

Puppet Building Deathmatch
Join Puppetsmiths Dan Olson, Featherweight, and Mike Bennet as they innovate, create and invent puppets before your very eyes from a pile of supplies. MC'd by Derek the Bard

Moderators
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Derek Burrow

This Week in Geek
Derek the Bard hosts Chasing the Muse, dedicated to reviewing weird books, forgotten films, and the beloved cartoons of your childhood. A member of This Week in Geek and a participant in the These Warriors Are Terrible podcast, Derek is an actual, factual trained librarian and enthusiast of Japanese tokusatsu, 1980s cartoon shows, and the colour ultra-maroon.

Speakers
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Featherweight

Designing realistic replicas of just about everything in television, movies, and other media, he’s been nicknamed the “God of Cardboard” and the “MacGyver of Cosplay”, his transformation of bargain-bin materials into high quality products has earned him a reputation as a prop design master. His costumes have been featured in numerous print and online publications, including Maxim Magazine, BoingBoing, and Comic... Read More →
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Mike Bennett

Chez Apocalypse
Mike Bennett aka Phil Buni is the creator of The Bunny Perspective! Mike is a Michigan native, illustrator, puppeteer/puppet builder and all around terrible person. He hosts The Bunny PerChannel, a livestream.The Bunny Perspective! is a review show hosted by a pot smoking, puppet bunny named Phil Buni. It also has a spin off TBP: Music! hosted by Rex Rabit a bro-philosopher, with piercings to spare. 
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Dan Olson

Chez Apocalypse
Dan Olson is a born and raised Albertan maker of stuff and things, graduate of SAIT, and full time digital media producer in the healthcare industry. He loves to talk about anything and everything, a habit that he’s spun into an internet puppet show called Folding Ideas. He loves old fashioned black and white photography, sugary drinks, and science fiction. His beard is both fabulous and magical.


Sunday July 28, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

12:45pm

brentalfloss Comic - Surprise! Q&A
TADA! Have a question about the brentalfloss webcomic? Want to see the method? We found a time and a place and made it happen because we love you. Sorry.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Black

Brent Black

brentalfloss
Brent “brentalfloss” Black is a comedian, musician, and gamer. He first gained notoriety when he added lyrics to the title theme from Mega Man 3 and created the “With Lyrics” series on Youtube. He has since grown a Youtube subscriber base of over 130,000 and released two full-length albums which have reached the top ten in both the Bandcamp and iTunes comedy charts. He lives in New York City and performs at music venues... Read More →
avatar for Dan Roth

Dan Roth

Chez Apocalypse
After years of blogging for fun, Dan has become the resident expert on funny books and campy, classic sci-fi for the SyFy news site Blastr. He’s written for franchises like Angel and Doctor Who, served as creator and co-writer for the comic misadventures of brentafloss for the last two years. amd recently returned to his blogging roots as the lead features writer for Team NChick’s new flagship, Chez Apocalypse.


Sunday July 28, 2013 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

Digimon Frontier Abridged

A childhood favourite of many, Digimon makes many adults still pine for a Digivice. Creators from The Abridgivolved sit down to have a heart to heart about the series, and answer questions on making an Abridged Series.


Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

How to Fanservice
From the Vaudeville Valkyries comes an extensive tutorial in how to fanservice right. Learn how to show off some skin but keep the most important bits locked down tighter than Fort Knox, as well as body contouring! For both guys and girls, and everything inbetween.


Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

DOTA 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Calling all Dota players!  Bring yer steam ID and yer Dota 2 skills.  It is time for BATTTLLEEEE~!!! 

Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PC Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

Celebrity Geek Squares

Holy Guest Games Batman! Join some of our celebrities as we play a geek-tastic version of Hollywood Squares! Who knows what knowledge lurks in the brains of our guests, only you find out. 


Speakers
avatar for Rantasmo

Rantasmo

Chez Apocalypse
Rantasmo is a media analyst, writer, comedian and host of Needs More Gay, a video blog tackling all aspects of gay and gay-adjacent pop culture. His videos can be found at NeedsMoreGay.com, AfterElton.com, and Team NChick’s newest conglomerate ChezApocalypse.com. He also enjoys eating cheesecake. That’s it, really. No other hobbies. Just cheesecake and gay stuff.
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The 404s

The 404s Improv Comedy
There’s an old saying in con circles: you sleep at least six hours, you eat at least two meals and you watch as many 404s shows as possible. The world’s finest Geek Improv Troupe has become a warm fixture in conventions across Canada asking for only the attendance and laughter of those who dare to join their audience (which, they assure us, is not to be used for some kind of ritual). Providing their infamous shortform improvised... Read More →
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Justin Carmical

Retroware TV
The success of his import gaming show You Can Play This launched him to internet stardom, quickly becoming part of TGWTG in 2009. Since then he has appeared in the made-for-internet-movies ‘Kickassia’, ‘Suburban Knights’, and ‘To Boldly Flee’. He recently started work on his own tokusatsu mini-series FamiKamen Rider. Although he and TGWTG have since parted ways, he has become a starring part of Retroware and... Read More →
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Norman Caruso

Retroware TV
Norman Caruso is the creator of The Gaming Historian, a documentary series covering the history of video games. The show has been featured on Retroware TV, Capcom, GoNintendo, and ScrewAttack. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Elizabeth City State University. You can follow Norman on Twitter @GamingHistorian.
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Daniel Cordaro

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Daniel “The Commodore” Cordaro (ding-ding) is the co-founder of the Clan of the Gray Wolf which is dedicated to thoughtful discussion of all aspects of geek culture.  His Master’s thesis from the University of North Carolina focused on representations of gender in contemporary videogames and is published in the Library of Congress – although if he were to write one today, it would probably just be about Minecraft.
avatar for Jared Knabenbauer

Jared Knabenbauer

Jared Knabenbauer aka ProJared is a gamer, reviewer and comedian. He is best known for his comedic ProJared video game reviews, One Minute Reviews of new titles, and the heartbreaking story of triumph in Pokemon Nuzlocke. In less than six months, he has grown to a YouTube subscriber base of more than 125,000 and everybody loves his hair. You can see more about ProJared at his YouTube Channel.
avatar for Leo Thompson

Leo Thompson

Channel Awesome
Best known as That SciFi Guy on ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and The Idle State, Leo is an actor, writer, producer, editor and animator. He reviews sci-fi movies from all corners, including giant robot war epics, alien horror flicks, and much more. And he has pretty hair.


Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus Tourny
Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

Mark Meer Signing 2
Guest of Honour Mark Meer signs autographs. This is a paid autograph signing, prices TBA. Limit of 2 items per person.

Speakers
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Mark Meer

Best known for his work on the Mass Effect trilogy, as the male version of Commander Shepard, the entire Vorcha race, the Hannar Spectre Blasto, the Biotic God Niftu Cal, and more. He appears in many Bioware games, including the Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights series, Jade Empire, and the Dragon Age series. Most recently, he returned to the Forgotten Realms for the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition playing Rasaad yn Bashir and... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Level 3 Signing Section

1:00pm

Mummies Alive!
Mummies Alive follows the exploits of four Egyptian warriors brought back to life to protect and serve the reborn spirit of a young Pharaoh, but fitting into our modern world proves to be just as challenging!

Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

Pathfinder Tutorial RPGs
This is a Pathfinder Society event. Learn to play Pathfinder – an adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons that is gaining popularity rapidly.

Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:00pm

Settlers of Catan Tourny
Sunday July 28, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

1:15pm

brentalfloss Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Brent Black

Brent Black

brentalfloss
Brent “brentalfloss” Black is a comedian, musician, and gamer. He first gained notoriety when he added lyrics to the title theme from Mega Man 3 and created the “With Lyrics” series on Youtube. He has since grown a Youtube subscriber base of over 130,000 and released two full-length albums which have reached the top ten in both the Bandcamp and iTunes comedy charts. He lives in New York City and performs at music venues... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

Making It as an Indie Writer
Limited Capacity seats available

Lindsay Ellis, Mara Wilson, Elisa Hansen, Antonella Inserra and Dan Roth talk about what it takes to bring the written word to the ever-changing market, from festivals and major publishers to self-publishing and social media.


Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Ellis

Lindsay Ellis

Chez Apocalypse
Lindsay Ellis is currently quite active as blip.tv’s most viewed lady-producer under the pseudonym of “Nostalgia Chick”, working alongside her colleagues and overlords at Channel Awesome (they pay her in vodka and lolcat photos, which is sad, because she is a dog person). She is also the Lord and Mistress of All Destiny at ChezApocalypse.
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Elisa Hansen

Chez Apocalypse
Elisa Hansen hosts “Vampire Reviews” as mistress of the macabre and Elvira-wannabe, the self-titled Maven of the Eventide. The humorous critique series presents a tongue-in-cheek deconstruction of vampire-related media and products in order to lovingly overanalyze their impact on pop culture.
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Antonella Inserra

Chez Apocalypse
Antonella “Nella” Inserra gave up the normal life for pursuits in Office Managing, Writing, Sidekicking, Moonlighting in Vaguely Shady and Morally Ambitious Ventures (or as we like to call it, ‘Acting’), and Serious Geekery at Chez Apocalypse. Her latest co-project is “50 Shades of Green“, where she and Lindsay intend to create and publish the latest gimicky paranormal YA romance abomination with help from... Read More →
avatar for Dan Roth

Dan Roth

Chez Apocalypse
After years of blogging for fun, Dan has become the resident expert on funny books and campy, classic sci-fi for the SyFy news site Blastr. He’s written for franchises like Angel and Doctor Who, served as creator and co-writer for the comic misadventures of brentafloss for the last two years. amd recently returned to his blogging roots as the lead features writer for Team NChick’s new flagship, Chez Apocalypse.
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Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is a recovering child actor, best known for her roles in the films Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire. These days she writes plays, fiction, nonfiction, and regularly performs as a storyteller.  Her work has been featured on Cracked.com, RISK!, The Story Collider, Jezebel, The Huffington Post, and on her website, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. Her play Sheeple will be performed in NYC at the New York International Fringe Festival this... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

RPG vs LARP

If you’re new to the world of Role Playing, it can be hard to figure out where to begin. The same can be true about crossing over. The President of Epoch LARP sits down to discuss LARP and how it’s different from RPGs.


Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

Masquerade Awards
Masquerade, costume artists on parade, masquerade! It's time for us to award them. Junior, Novice, Journeyman, Artisan and Master; these hardworking cosplayers have competed to see whose costumes reigns supreme. Come watch as we reward them for all their hard-work and declare the ultimate winner of each category

Speakers
avatar for Featherweight

Featherweight

Designing realistic replicas of just about everything in television, movies, and other media, he’s been nicknamed the “God of Cardboard” and the “MacGyver of Cosplay”, his transformation of bargain-bin materials into high quality products has earned him a reputation as a prop design master. His costumes have been featured in numerous print and online publications, including Maxim Magazine, BoingBoing, and Comic... Read More →
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MeltingMirror

MeltingMirror, also known as The-Mirror-Melts, has 9 years of cosplay experience and is a master level cosplayer. She has been frequently featured in various magazines including Cosmode and Cosplay Gen, and showcased on websites such as Cosplay.com, Kotaku, Deviantart, and American Cosplay Paradise. 
avatar for Elisa Hansen

Elisa Hansen

Chez Apocalypse
Elisa Hansen hosts “Vampire Reviews” as mistress of the macabre and Elvira-wannabe, the self-titled Maven of the Eventide. The humorous critique series presents a tongue-in-cheek deconstruction of vampire-related media and products in order to lovingly overanalyze their impact on pop culture.
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The Moonroses

The MoonRoses are back and ready to judge the Masquerade this year at ConBravo!. They’ll be looking at the latest in cosplay handiwork, as well as hosting panels on costume construction. Hailing from Quebec, Cats_Luna and WildRose are excited to return for their fourth year.


Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

You Don't Know Jack!

For years, You Don't Know Jack has delighted and insulted gamers of every platform, but now, it comes live to the stage at ConBravo! 3 lucky trivia nerds will get the chance to use their knowledge to win fake money, and real prizes, plus a special show will pit 3 of the 404's against each other! Expect all the questions you love from the game, including the Dis Or Dat, Funky Trash, but also new games like Nocturnal Admissions, and the $1,000,000 Question! Think you have what it takes to enter? Well then You Don't Know Jack!


Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kallgren

Kyle Kallgren

Chez Apocalypse
Also known as Oancitizen, Kyle spends far too much time seeking out the oddest corners of the world of film festivals, trust fund projects and auteur mayhem that we call “The Arthouse.” His primary series Brows Held High is an overview of arthouse films ranging from the weird (Naked Lunch) to the wild (The Doom Generation) the new (Melancholia) the old (Häxan) the infamous (A Serbian Film) and the just plain silly (Zardoz... Read More →
avatar for Jared Knabenbauer

Jared Knabenbauer

Jared Knabenbauer aka ProJared is a gamer, reviewer and comedian. He is best known for his comedic ProJared video game reviews, One Minute Reviews of new titles, and the heartbreaking story of triumph in Pokemon Nuzlocke. In less than six months, he has grown to a YouTube subscriber base of more than 125,000 and everybody loves his hair. You can see more about ProJared at his YouTube Channel.
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Lewis Lovhaug

Channel Awesome
Lewis Lovhaug is best known in the online world as “that annoying guy in the hat who makes fun of bad comic books”, and that’s usually why he goes by Linkara instead. On his show, Atop the Fourth Wall, he’s battled against mad scientists, interdimensional conquerors, giant robots, and Lovecraftian abominations. And yet this is still a show about comic book reviews.
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Doug Walker

Channel Awesome
Doug Walker is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic, vitriolic reviewer of bad movies and TV shows from our childhood. He’s also noted for having a long standing “rivalry” with The Angry Video Game Nerd. He’s appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, has worked with the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 4th Annual Mashable Awards in 2010.


Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

Super Puzzle Fighter Tourny
Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

Starcraft 2 Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Make sure you have an existing BattleNet account!

Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
PC Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

The 404s Improv Comedy Show
When I say "Improv", you say "Show". Improv! Show! Improv! Show! Four things you should be aware of before you attend this show is: 1) You will laugh. 2) You will laugh hard. 3) You will participate. 4) You will enjoy yourself. The 404's are back to deliver another brilliant geeky show to tickle your funny bone and deliver belly bursting laughs, so come on out and enjoy yourself.

Speakers
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The 404s

The 404s Improv Comedy
There’s an old saying in con circles: you sleep at least six hours, you eat at least two meals and you watch as many 404s shows as possible. The world’s finest Geek Improv Troupe has become a warm fixture in conventions across Canada asking for only the attendance and laughter of those who dare to join their audience (which, they assure us, is not to be used for some kind of ritual). Providing their infamous shortform improvised... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

Quidditch Round 2
The fantasy sport comes to life, all thanks to the hardworking members of the International Quidditch Association. The IQA will be coming out with hoops, brooms, and all the necessary gear to get Harry Potter fans in a tizzy, so prepare yourselves for the games!

Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Terrace Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

Fiasco

Only one can win a masquerade. Fiasco is a cosplay adventure card game with a focus on narrative.


Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

2:00pm

YuGiOh Open Gaming & Trading

Bring your YuGiOh collection and play or trade. Some house rules (more like guidelines): No ban list, limit of 4 of the same card per deck, double duels permitted.


Sunday July 28, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

Assassin's Creed

Get your hidden blade and best Italian accent ready, because 3killabytes and fellow panelists are here to talk about this explosive series! Topics include how the series has changed since the first game, thoughts on the upcoming release, and political issues surrounding the latest installment.


Sunday July 28, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

Black Butler

Ever wonder what’s on your favourite characters mind? Here’s your chance to ask them! A Q&A with the characters of Kuroshitsuji as portrayed by actors and fellow fans.


Sunday July 28, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

Speed Dating Round 2
Whether you're a Spider-man looking for his Mary-Jane, Renee Montoya looking for her next Batwoman, or an Apollo looking for his Midnighter, this geek themed speed dating is for you. Don't stand to the side and marvel, step right up and see who you meet in this fun pow-wow and test your game.

Sunday July 28, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

SkullGirls Tourny
Sunday July 28, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Console & Arcade Gaming Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

Mister Kitty's Stupid Comics

Join Dave and Shain from Mister Kitty as they explore seventy years’ worth of comic book failure - slipshod artwork, incomprehensible scripting, inane superheroes, insipid romance, unfunny comedy and more, all culled from the pages of comic books deemed too stupid to live.


Sunday July 28, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

3:00pm

C.O.P.S.
Fighting crime in a future time! The members of C.O.P.S. are all extraordinary crimefighters; each a master of a special skill, each dedicated to the cause of justice.

Sunday July 28, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Theatre Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

How to Train Your Dragon

Come and celebrate this engaging series! Seasoned panelists discuss the fandom of dragons, including the books, the movie, the TV show, and more.


Sunday July 28, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel A Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

Charity Auction
Conbravo will be holding a charity auction to help help raise money for Child's Play. Child's Play is a charity that strives to make a difference and improve the lives of children in the hospital through games and other toys. They believe that 'when a gamer gives back, it makes a difference,' and so do we! With the help of our celebrity auctioneer brentalfloss, we hope you will come and place a few bids.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Black

Brent Black

brentalfloss
Brent “brentalfloss” Black is a comedian, musician, and gamer. He first gained notoriety when he added lyrics to the title theme from Mega Man 3 and created the “With Lyrics” series on Youtube. He has since grown a Youtube subscriber base of over 130,000 and released two full-length albums which have reached the top ten in both the Bandcamp and iTunes comedy charts. He lives in New York City and performs at music venues... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

Project Cosplay
Hello, Con-goer. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves the speedy creation of a costume of your own designation. You may select any available items as you work with Agent Anime North. They are thr master of their craft and you will have a limited amount of time to complete you mission. As always, should any member of your team be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow all knowledge of your actions.This message will self-destruct in five seconds. 5, 4, 3, 2...


Sunday July 28, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Stage Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

4:00pm

Game of Thrones

Winter is coming, time to exchange favourite Tyrion lines and conflicted feelings over Sansa. A panel to cover the television show and the books, bring your feels and your opinions.


Sunday July 28, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel C Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

5:00pm

Closing Ceremonies & Feedback Panel
Na na na na na na na na, Feedback! Na na na na na na na na Closing! Closing....closing....Do you have an opinion about the convention? Comment, suggestion, or statement our feedback panel has an open ear just for you. Also as another convention ends and all the staff and volunteers take a great sigh of relief that the madness is over and they can finally rest... we will also be sad to see you all go. Lets us say one last goodbye until next year by coming to our closing ceremony.

Moderators
avatar for Mark P. Tjan

Mark P. Tjan

CEO, TeamBravo! Inc.
Blame Mark

Sunday July 28, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Guest Sessions Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON