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Friday, June 3
 

6:00pm EDT

Or So The Story Goes: Happy Thoughts
"Or So The Story Goes" is a horror anthology, initially created for a young adult audience. Each season brings to life a different story from classic children's literature, with a dark and modern twist. In "Happy Thoughts," a family is endangered by the ghost of a homicidal teenage boy, luring a team of paranormal investigators helmed by his vengeful nemesis, to end his violent games.


Friday June 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Kannapolis B

7:00pm EDT

Haunted Dolls Are the New Zombie: Discussing the next big terror trope
With haunted dolls and possessed houses being the new zombie in horror filmmaking today, join our brilliany band of panelists for a frightfully delightful discussion on what they think the next new tropes in terror will be...

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Dave Harlequin

Dave Harlequin

Film
Described by both press and colleagues as an "independent renaissance man" and "voice of the underground," Dave Harlequin is a professional screenwriter, journalist, author, and independent filmmaker from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the Co-Creative Director of North Carolina... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones is a character actress who has had both leading and supporting film roles. Nicknamed “Scary Carrie,” she is a true “Scream Queen” and this scary lady has definitely screamed in enough films to prove it! Her recent roles include the character “Lillith” in Christopher... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Kannapolis A

7:00pm EDT

Seven Hells
SEVEN HELLS is a horror/comedy feature collection made up of seven of the winningest short films from the world's top film festivals and up-and-coming directors )including Robert Boocheck of "ABCs of Death 2," brought together to make the perfect horror anthology. Seven horrifying and hilarious tales of what happens when it all goes to hell.


Friday June 3, 2016 7:00pm - 8:45pm EDT
Kannapolis B

8:00pm EDT

Movies in Minutes
Want to watch half dozen insane genre movies but just don’t have the time? Our crack staff—two guys who have wasted their lives—have edited them down to easy bite sized portions! Stand in abject TERROR as you meet DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS! Hide your eyes in craven COWARDICE at the touch of THE GREEN SLIME! Scratch your head in utter CONFUSION at whatever the heck DEADLY PREY was trying to do! These and more await you!

Moderators
avatar for Bill Mulligan

Bill Mulligan

Film/Media/TV
Bill Mulligan could have sworn he had a bio but his students pointed out he did not, when they SHOULD have been working on their science festival projects. He is a filmmaker/special effects artist who has had the good fortune to be involved in a a number of award winning projects... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jason Gilbert

Jason Gilbert

Literary Guest
Jason is the author of The Clockworks of War series, The Rifle Chronicles, and Wolfbane: The Coldstone Files. His stories are Alternate History with an Urban Fantasy and Horror element set in worlds of the supernatural, and sometimes involve steam and gears! You can check out his... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Kannapolis A

9:00pm EDT

Doctor Who: Lucky 13
IT technician Robert Morgan meets a strange time-traveller calling himself The Doctor, who warns him of an impending alien invasion from a sinister shape-shifting species known as the Atraxi!


Friday June 3, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Kannapolis B

10:00pm EDT

This One Time....On a Film Set....
There's a very simple rule of filmmaking known as Occam Murphy's Law of Razors, which states: "Anything that can go wrong on a film set WILL go wrong on a film set, and it will usually be the most simple thing." Come join our merry band of movie- making panelists and hear some of their horror stories, and also the stories of glory and adventure, that go on behind the scenes of a movie set. You might not ever watch anything the same way...

Moderators
avatar for Jaysen P. Buterin

Jaysen P. Buterin

Film/Media/TV, Mad Ones Films
Writer. Director. Actor. Musician. Drummer (wait for it…). Model. Artist. Canvas. Columnist. Proudest Papa EVER. And as Creative Director of the straight jacket-tested/doctor-approved Mad Ones Films, from Greensboro North Carolina, Jaysen Buterin’s mission has been to show the... Read More →
avatar for Dave Harlequin

Dave Harlequin

Film
Described by both press and colleagues as an "independent renaissance man" and "voice of the underground," Dave Harlequin is a professional screenwriter, journalist, author, and independent filmmaker from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the Co-Creative Director of North Carolina... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Dondero

John Dondero

The Diddlist Diddle in all the Land, 13th Floor EFX
I once did a thing, I am not sure what that thing was, and whether or not I enjoyed it. Also is it Whom or Who?
avatar for Christine Parker

Christine Parker

Film/Media/TV, SickChickFlicks
Christine Parker is filmmaker based in the quaint North Carolina town of Apex. She has been making her own independent films since 2003. To date, she has 4 feature films under her belt and more than a dozen short films mainly in the horror and sci-fi genre.She is an advocate for women... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Kannapolis A
 
Saturday, June 4
 

10:00am EDT

Step Right Up! The Best of Ballyhoo!
Forget those photoshopped posters and cloned trailers that begin with "In a world..." We're looking at the greatest trailers, posters and gimmicks that ever filled a theater. From "Percepto" to hired protesters, from hilariously deceptive trailers to certifiably insane publicity ideas, we guarantee that this panel will be the most explosively dynamic terror trip of your life! All audience members will be insured against death by entertainment! Banned in 30 conventions!

Moderators
avatar for Bill Mulligan

Bill Mulligan

Film/Media/TV
Bill Mulligan could have sworn he had a bio but his students pointed out he did not, when they SHOULD have been working on their science festival projects. He is a filmmaker/special effects artist who has had the good fortune to be involved in a a number of award winning projects... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jaysen P. Buterin

Jaysen P. Buterin

Film/Media/TV, Mad Ones Films
Writer. Director. Actor. Musician. Drummer (wait for it…). Model. Artist. Canvas. Columnist. Proudest Papa EVER. And as Creative Director of the straight jacket-tested/doctor-approved Mad Ones Films, from Greensboro North Carolina, Jaysen Buterin’s mission has been to show the... Read More →
avatar for Michael Ray Williams

Michael Ray Williams

Film/Media/TV, MadOnes Films
I'm an actor at heart, but an all around film/theatre extraordinaire.


Saturday June 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Kannapolis A

10:30am EDT

ConCarolinas Short Film Festival
The ConCarolinas Short Film Festival is dedicated to the art of the short film and the expression of independent filmmakers. In its seventh year, the ConCarolinas Short Film Festival has created a setting for local and international filmmakers to showcase artistic visions surrounding Science Fiction, Fandom, Fantasy and Adventure.

Films include:

A Beautiful Day

Awakenings

Death and the Iron Maiden

Death Key: Origins

Don't Let The Light

Dreadnought Dominion

Echo

Eight Mississippis

Flashlight

Full-Force Imagination

Hybrid

It Had Wings

Knob Goblins

Kurayami no Wa (暗闇の輪)

Planet X

reStart

Return

Sawyer Corporations

The Bride

The Devil's Lettuce

The Tapping

The Tell Tale Heart Sisters

The Thickett

Total Awesome Viking Power

Yo Soy Pedro 

 

Saturday June 4, 2016 10:30am - 4:00pm EDT
Kannapolis B

1:00pm EDT

Remakes, Revamps, & Reboots: What's Next?
With Hollywood cranking out remakes of reboots of refranchises, what's the next big thing to be re-made? What should Hollywood stay away from? Which films are cinematically sacred and perfect as they are, and which ones could use a polish? Bring your own answers and come find out what our panelists think.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Jesse Knight

Jesse Knight

Owner, Jesse Knight FIlms
I have been making lo/no budget movies for over 20 years.


Saturday June 4, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Kannapolis A

3:00pm EDT

One Hour Film School
Similar to the Filmmaking FAQ panel, but more structured and moderator-based and less Q&A-driven. Discusses all aspects of filmmaking from pre-production to promotion and distribution.

Moderators
avatar for Christine Parker

Christine Parker

Film/Media/TV, SickChickFlicks
Christine Parker is filmmaker based in the quaint North Carolina town of Apex. She has been making her own independent films since 2003. To date, she has 4 feature films under her belt and more than a dozen short films mainly in the horror and sci-fi genre.She is an advocate for women... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Dondero

John Dondero

The Diddlist Diddle in all the Land, 13th Floor EFX
I once did a thing, I am not sure what that thing was, and whether or not I enjoyed it. Also is it Whom or Who?
avatar for Jesse Knight

Jesse Knight

Owner, Jesse Knight FIlms
I have been making lo/no budget movies for over 20 years.
avatar for Rebecca Larken

Rebecca Larken

Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles
Rebecca Larken is an actress and filmmaker from Raleigh. She is an avid Cosplayer and Fantasy/Sci Fi Geek and is best known for her work on fan films Star Trek New Voyages and Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles . She is also a huge fan of Serenity so anyone interested?? When not... Read More →
avatar for Michael Ray Williams

Michael Ray Williams

Film/Media/TV, MadOnes Films
I'm an actor at heart, but an all around film/theatre extraordinaire.


Saturday June 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Kannapolis A

4:30pm EDT

Acting 101 Workshop
Got questions about how to get roles, or what to do to prepare for an audition, or what goes on behind the camera, or should you really pay for the IMDB Pro account?!? Then consult the acting oracle that are our two talented thespians (and award-winning actors), and hear their ideas and thoughts on the craft of acting.

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Larken

Rebecca Larken

Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles
Rebecca Larken is an actress and filmmaker from Raleigh. She is an avid Cosplayer and Fantasy/Sci Fi Geek and is best known for her work on fan films Star Trek New Voyages and Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles . She is also a huge fan of Serenity so anyone interested?? When not... Read More →
avatar for Michael Ray Williams

Michael Ray Williams

Film/Media/TV, MadOnes Films
I'm an actor at heart, but an all around film/theatre extraordinaire.

Saturday June 4, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Kannapolis A

6:00pm EDT

Archetypes: The 6 Kinds of Monsters
What makes a monster? Our crack team of experts (2 guys who watch way too many movies) claim that all monsters can be placed into 6 categories! Discussions are welcome! We will include the best examples of each monster and our countdown to the worst monsters of all time!

Moderators
avatar for Bill Mulligan

Bill Mulligan

Film/Media/TV
Bill Mulligan could have sworn he had a bio but his students pointed out he did not, when they SHOULD have been working on their science festival projects. He is a filmmaker/special effects artist who has had the good fortune to be involved in a a number of award winning projects... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Dondero

John Dondero

The Diddlist Diddle in all the Land, 13th Floor EFX
I once did a thing, I am not sure what that thing was, and whether or not I enjoyed it. Also is it Whom or Who?
avatar for Jason Gilbert

Jason Gilbert

Literary Guest
Jason is the author of The Clockworks of War series, The Rifle Chronicles, and Wolfbane: The Coldstone Files. His stories are Alternate History with an Urban Fantasy and Horror element set in worlds of the supernatural, and sometimes involve steam and gears! You can check out his... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Kannapolis A

6:00pm EDT

Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles
A fan series for the Doctor Who fan wondering what new adventures await the Doctor as she comes to grips with womanhood, and her companions Jim and Liz, as they unravel the mysteries of the universe.


Saturday June 4, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Kannapolis B

7:30pm EDT

The Unusual Calling of Charlie Christmas
A socially awkward hgh school janitor still haunted by the loss of his father finds strength and purpose after receiving mysterious special instruction to become a costumed vigilante in Oklahoma.


Saturday June 4, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Kannapolis B

8:00pm EDT

80s Fantasy Film: Escaping the Remake Monster
In an era of remakes and reboots and revamps, what is it about the sword and sorcery/fantasy films of the 80s (Sword & Sorcerer, Kull, Beastmaster, Dragonslayer, Princess Bride, Willow, etc.) that have kept them out of Hollywood's hands and perfect just the way they are?

Moderators
avatar for Jaysen P. Buterin

Jaysen P. Buterin

Film/Media/TV, Mad Ones Films
Writer. Director. Actor. Musician. Drummer (wait for it…). Model. Artist. Canvas. Columnist. Proudest Papa EVER. And as Creative Director of the straight jacket-tested/doctor-approved Mad Ones Films, from Greensboro North Carolina, Jaysen Buterin’s mission has been to show the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christopher DeLisle

Christopher DeLisle

Self described Ethnic Nerd who was raised in the Geek Orthodox tradition. Charlotte Geek. Former Production Manager of Empire Games.
avatar for Dave Harlequin

Dave Harlequin

Film
Described by both press and colleagues as an "independent renaissance man" and "voice of the underground," Dave Harlequin is a professional screenwriter, journalist, author, and independent filmmaker from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the Co-Creative Director of North Carolina... Read More →
avatar for Michael Ray Williams

Michael Ray Williams

Film/Media/TV, MadOnes Films
I'm an actor at heart, but an all around film/theatre extraordinaire.


Saturday June 4, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Kannapolis A

10:00pm EDT

XXXX: A Mockumentary
Christopher Shearer is making another documentary. This time about the cast and crew behind the award-winning adult films of Quadruple X as they take on a new challenge: a true horror/adult film mash-up. Unfortunately, someone isn't a fan of their handy work and has taken to picking off members of the team one by one.


Saturday June 4, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Kannapolis B
 
Sunday, June 5
 

10:00am EDT

The Greatest Movies Never Made
From Tim Burton's SUPERMAN LIVES to half the movies Guillermo Del Toro announces, some of the best projects never got off the ground. Join us for a sorrowful look at what might have been, the good (JURASSIC PARK 4), the great (ZEPPELINS VS PTERODACTYLS!) and the ones better off dead (Jack Black's GREEN LANTERN?)

Moderators
avatar for Bill Mulligan

Bill Mulligan

Film/Media/TV
Bill Mulligan could have sworn he had a bio but his students pointed out he did not, when they SHOULD have been working on their science festival projects. He is a filmmaker/special effects artist who has had the good fortune to be involved in a a number of award winning projects... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Dondero

John Dondero

The Diddlist Diddle in all the Land, 13th Floor EFX
I once did a thing, I am not sure what that thing was, and whether or not I enjoyed it. Also is it Whom or Who?
avatar for Dave Harlequin

Dave Harlequin

Film
Described by both press and colleagues as an "independent renaissance man" and "voice of the underground," Dave Harlequin is a professional screenwriter, journalist, author, and independent filmmaker from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the Co-Creative Director of North Carolina... Read More →


Sunday June 5, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Kannapolis A

11:00am EDT

Female Film Makers in Force
A discussion of all areas and avenues of filmmaking from an award-winning group of female filmmakers.

Moderators
avatar for Christine Parker

Christine Parker

Film/Media/TV, SickChickFlicks
Christine Parker is filmmaker based in the quaint North Carolina town of Apex. She has been making her own independent films since 2003. To date, she has 4 feature films under her belt and more than a dozen short films mainly in the horror and sci-fi genre.She is an advocate for women... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones is a character actress who has had both leading and supporting film roles. Nicknamed “Scary Carrie,” she is a true “Scream Queen” and this scary lady has definitely screamed in enough films to prove it! Her recent roles include the character “Lillith” in Christopher... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Larken

Rebecca Larken

Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles
Rebecca Larken is an actress and filmmaker from Raleigh. She is an avid Cosplayer and Fantasy/Sci Fi Geek and is best known for her work on fan films Star Trek New Voyages and Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles . She is also a huge fan of Serenity so anyone interested?? When not... Read More →


Sunday June 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Kannapolis A

12:00pm EDT

Film Making FAQ
Anything and everything you ever wanted to know about independent filmmaking just may very well be covered during this in-depth discussion based on your questions and our panelist’s answers. Find out about pre-production, principal filming, post-production, promotion, distribution, anything you’ve been curious about in the filmmaking industry, or just questions you’d like to know to make some movie magic of your own.

Moderators
avatar for Jaysen P. Buterin

Jaysen P. Buterin

Film/Media/TV, Mad Ones Films
Writer. Director. Actor. Musician. Drummer (wait for it…). Model. Artist. Canvas. Columnist. Proudest Papa EVER. And as Creative Director of the straight jacket-tested/doctor-approved Mad Ones Films, from Greensboro North Carolina, Jaysen Buterin’s mission has been to show the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Harlequin

Dave Harlequin

Film
Described by both press and colleagues as an "independent renaissance man" and "voice of the underground," Dave Harlequin is a professional screenwriter, journalist, author, and independent filmmaker from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the Co-Creative Director of North Carolina... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Knight

Jesse Knight

Owner, Jesse Knight FIlms
I have been making lo/no budget movies for over 20 years.
avatar for Rebecca Larken

Rebecca Larken

Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles
Rebecca Larken is an actress and filmmaker from Raleigh. She is an avid Cosplayer and Fantasy/Sci Fi Geek and is best known for her work on fan films Star Trek New Voyages and Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles . She is also a huge fan of Serenity so anyone interested?? When not... Read More →


Sunday June 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Kannapolis A

1:00pm EDT

The Dos and Donts of Crowdsourcing
But you put up a picture on your IndieGoGo Kickstarter page and emailed the link to all of your friends... why haven't you met your goal yet?!? Consult our panel of experts from the independent film community to find out the best tricks and tips for getting the faith (AND the funds) you need to bring your movie magic to life.

Moderators
avatar for Jaysen P. Buterin

Jaysen P. Buterin

Film/Media/TV, Mad Ones Films
Writer. Director. Actor. Musician. Drummer (wait for it…). Model. Artist. Canvas. Columnist. Proudest Papa EVER. And as Creative Director of the straight jacket-tested/doctor-approved Mad Ones Films, from Greensboro North Carolina, Jaysen Buterin’s mission has been to show the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for DJ Spider

DJ Spider

DJ: Many of you know me as DJ Spider, and I've been a DJ for over 20 years. Primarily goth/industrial/EBM and 80s/new wave, with a tendency to splat you with electro, dance, pop and random dumb stuff. If it makes me dance, I'll probably play it. I also do a helluva lot with some... Read More →


Sunday June 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Kannapolis A