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Friday, June 3
 

3:00pm EDT

CeeCee's Lounge
Welcome to CeeCee's Lounge.  This is a place to relax, take a break, watch some videos, and chill.

This is a Photography Free Zone.  Great place for costumers to take a break, fix a costume, and breathe.  

Friday June 3, 2016 3:00pm - Saturday June 4, 2016 12:00am EDT
Fairway B

4:00pm EDT

Opening Ceremonies
The official start ConCarolinas 2016!  Come see what is new and who is here!

Moderators
avatar for Rich Sigfrit

Rich Sigfrit

Fan Guest
To say that I enjoy podcasting and new media would be a gross understatement. My credits include mentions in high school and collegiate papers, newspapers, Podcasting for Dummies, and Advanced Podcasting Tricks. I have been called an innovator, having created the first fandom podcast... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Moss Bliss

Moss Bliss

I have worked in homeless, mental health, and disability recovery, been Senior Editor of two small publishing companies (same owner), am a decent filker with dozens of lyrics to my credit, and I live alone with my two cats. If that doesn't say "desperate", I don't know what does... Read More →
avatar for Jada Diaz

Jada Diaz

ConChair, ConCarolinas
ConCarolinas - SciFi . . . Carolinas style
avatar for Blibbering Humdingers

Blibbering Humdingers

If Voldemort didn’t make you crap your pants, these folks will. Scott & Kirsten have been singing together since 1992 (when most of their fans were still in nappies) and started performing wizard rock in 2007. Their sound could best be described as esatz neo-retro-existential post-nihilist... Read More →
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Pineapple-Shaped Lamps

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps
avatar for Kelly Lockhart

Kelly Lockhart

Kelly Lockhart has been a regular presence on the convention scene since he was a teenager back in the mid-80s. Over the years, he has done a little bit of everything in fandom: running costume contests, art shows, consuites, computer gaming rooms, working with the media, helping... Read More →
avatar for Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason (She Don’t Like Firefly, Best Game Ever) is a full-time standup comedian whose work has been featured on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, DrDemento.com, Nerdist.com, MTV Geek News, SyFy’s Blastr.com, Time Magazine’s Techland, and on theFuMP.com. He has made multiple... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe

Special Musical Guests
Formed in 2006, Valentine Wolfe is the combined effort of the Lady Sarah Black and Braxton Ballew. Imagine Sarah Brightman being backed by Francois Rabbath blowing through a Marshall stack at midnight. Having dubbed their music "Victorian Chamber metal", the duo have synthesized a... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Concord A/B

7:30pm EDT

John Dondero’s a Liar!
John Dondero can sell sand in Yuma, AZ and turn a profit.  He can make you believe that you have won the lottery.  He makes films.  Is he telling the truth? Or is John Dondero a LIAR!!! This fun, audience participation event will have you laughing and wondering just what the color of the sky really is. 

This is NOT a family friendly panel.  

Moderators
avatar for Tig Pollum

Tig Pollum

Fan
Tig is a geek of all trades. From Star Wars to Doctor Who, tabletop to video games, there isn't much she isn't into. She has a deep passion for costuming, having majored in costume design in college, and particularly loves historical and period costumes. Tig is fortunate enough to... 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 Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason (She Don’t Like Firefly, Best Game Ever) is a full-time standup comedian whose work has been featured on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, DrDemento.com, Nerdist.com, MTV Geek News, SyFy’s Blastr.com, Time Magazine’s Techland, and on theFuMP.com. He has made multiple... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Fairway A

7:30pm EDT

Big Fat Geek Quiz
A panel type quiz show in the style of Big Fat Quiz of the Year, @midnight, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me, or Eight out of Ten Cats.
A host will ask a series of nerdy news or trivia questions to a panel, or teams of individuals (typically 3 teams of 2). While points might be given for correct answers, the real fun comes from the outlandish and creative wrong answers the comedians might answer with instead!

Moderators
avatar for 2 Dudes Revue

2 Dudes Revue

2 Dudes Revue
Matt, Abby, and Ron: In depth comedy from people out of their depth. There might be three of them, they might not all be dudes, but in this post-modern society, that works. 2DR are internet reviewers of pop culture commodities like toys, video games, 80s movies, renaissance faires... Read More →

Friday June 3, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Concord J

9:00pm EDT

LGBT in Fandom
LGBT acceptance is becoming more and more commonplace in our culture, and the effects of this shift are being reflected in the media we consume. This discussion offers a look at the representation of LGBT characters and themes in popular media.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Tig Pollum

Tig Pollum

Fan
Tig is a geek of all trades. From Star Wars to Doctor Who, tabletop to video games, there isn't much she isn't into. She has a deep passion for costuming, having majored in costume design in college, and particularly loves historical and period costumes. Tig is fortunate enough to... Read More →
avatar for Michael G. Williams

Michael G. Williams

Author
Michael G. Williams writes horror, urban fantasy, and science fiction: stories of monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He’s the author of three series for Falstaff Books: the award-winning vampire series The Withrow Chronicles; Through the Doors of Oblivion, the... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Fairway A

10:00pm EDT

Other Obsessions
Not all of our obsessions are stereotypically "geeky". What other obsessions do our panelists have and why are they obsessed with it?

Moderators
avatar for Michael G. Williams

Michael G. Williams

Author
Michael G. Williams writes horror, urban fantasy, and science fiction: stories of monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He’s the author of three series for Falstaff Books: the award-winning vampire series The Withrow Chronicles; Through the Doors of Oblivion, the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Candice Carpenter

Candice Carpenter

Blogger/Photographer/Talker, WeGeekGirls
avatar for GiGi Carrascosa

GiGi Carrascosa

Founder/Blogger/Photographer, We Geek Girls
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 →
avatar for Joey Starnes

Joey Starnes

Geek Life
Joey Starnes (aka the Giddy Geeker) does not claim to be an expert on all geekeries – she's just happy to organize it. She runs the Charlotte Geeks, home of the Guardians of the Geekery podcast, the Geek Gala, and the Muggles Market.  Her main geekdoms include Doctor Who, Harry... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Concord C

10:30pm EDT

This One Time at Con....
You've probably heard them. Those outrageous stories of all the wild, crazy, and often hilarious things that happen at conventions. Join our esteemed panel of con veterans as they share some of their favorite con tales, and join in the fun by sharing your own. Whether unforgettable or, shall we say, a bit hazy, this is the place to hear the craziest stories in con land!

Moderators
avatar for Kelly Lockhart

Kelly Lockhart

Kelly Lockhart has been a regular presence on the convention scene since he was a teenager back in the mid-80s. Over the years, he has done a little bit of everything in fandom: running costume contests, art shows, consuites, computer gaming rooms, working with the media, helping... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for DL Leonine

DL Leonine

Geek Life
avatar for Derek Nieman

Derek Nieman

Costuming
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over ten years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek also has a huge... Read More →
avatar for Tig Pollum

Tig Pollum

Fan
Tig is a geek of all trades. From Star Wars to Doctor Who, tabletop to video games, there isn't much she isn't into. She has a deep passion for costuming, having majored in costume design in college, and particularly loves historical and period costumes. Tig is fortunate enough to... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 10:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Fairway A
 
Saturday, June 4
 

12:00am EDT

50 Shades of....WHAT?!
You've read the book and seen the movie... but now what? How do you practice BDSM safely and how to meet others that do it.

Moderators
avatar for Rich Sigfrit

Rich Sigfrit

Fan Guest
To say that I enjoy podcasting and new media would be a gross understatement. My credits include mentions in high school and collegiate papers, newspapers, Podcasting for Dummies, and Advanced Podcasting Tricks. I have been called an innovator, having created the first fandom podcast... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for JT the Enginerd

JT the Enginerd

Science Guest
JT the Enginerd has a background in Engineering from Virginia Tech but jumped ship slightly in order to teach Engineering Design at the high school level.  She has been teaching two levels of engineering for the past six  years and is currently working on obtaining National Board... Read More →
avatar for Derek Nieman

Derek Nieman

Costuming
Derek Nieman has been part of the south east convention scene for over ten years. An original member of the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion, it goes almost without saying that Derek is a huge Star Wars fan. Not limited to just being a one trick fan boy, Derek also has a huge... Read More →
avatar for Tig Pollum

Tig Pollum

Fan
Tig is a geek of all trades. From Star Wars to Doctor Who, tabletop to video games, there isn't much she isn't into. She has a deep passion for costuming, having majored in costume design in college, and particularly loves historical and period costumes. Tig is fortunate enough to... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 12:00am - 1:00am EDT
Concord J

9:00am EDT

CeeCee's Lounge
Welcome to CeeCee's Lounge.  This is a place to relax, take a break, watch some videos, and chill.

This is a Photography Free Zone.  Great place for costumers to take a break, fix a costume, and breathe.  

Saturday June 4, 2016 9:00am - Sunday June 5, 2016 12:00am EDT
Fairway B

11:30am EDT

Meet the Mandalorian Mercs
Meet members of the Mandalorian Mercs, history/mission of the group, and what it takes to become an Official Member.

Saturday June 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Fairway A

2:00pm EDT

Doctor Who Team Trivia
Doctor Who Team Trivia! It is more than just Trivia. It is an interactive game show. Where the host tests not only the knowledge of his co-host but that of the audience. There are even nifty prizes and awards.

Speakers
avatar for Drew Meyer

Drew Meyer

Gaming/Podcasting/Author
Drew Meyer is a Children's Library Assistant and Educator who moonlights as a Podcaster and Game Designer. He is behind on all his deadlines. He may or may not have a beard. 


Saturday June 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Concord J

3:30pm EDT

Comedy is Serious Business
You've danced at their shadow casts, you've laughed at their sketch shows, you've seen them moving in droves around the ConCarolinas halls, it's Pineapple-Shaped Lamps! Join the cast and crew of the Southeast's nerdiest and silliest comedy troupe as they reveal their origin stories, answer your wildest questions, and try their hardest to explain the way their twisted minds work.

Speakers
avatar for Pineapple-Shaped Lamps

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps


Saturday June 4, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Fairway A

6:30pm EDT

Female Representation in Nerd Culture
A discussion of female representation (or lack thereof) in nerd culture. How far have we come; what challenges still exist; and what can we do make the games, movies, books, and shows we love more inclusive?

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for JT the Enginerd

JT the Enginerd

Science Guest
JT the Enginerd has a background in Engineering from Virginia Tech but jumped ship slightly in order to teach Engineering Design at the high school level.  She has been teaching two levels of engineering for the past six  years and is currently working on obtaining National Board... Read More →
avatar for Micki Knop

Micki Knop

Geek Life/Fan
Eternally curious about the unknown, the mysterious, the complex.
avatar for Tig Pollum

Tig Pollum

Fan
Tig is a geek of all trades. From Star Wars to Doctor Who, tabletop to video games, there isn't much she isn't into. She has a deep passion for costuming, having majored in costume design in college, and particularly loves historical and period costumes. Tig is fortunate enough to... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Fairway A

7:30pm EDT

Literate Liquors Live
Join our panel of experts as they participate in the hilarious and often ridiculous podcast Literate Liquors!  (Think of Geeks who Drink.)

Moderators
avatar for John G. Hartness

John G. Hartness

Falstaff Books

Speakers
avatar for Jake Bible

Jake Bible

Author
Bram Stoker Award nominated-novelist, short story writer, independent screenwriter, podcaster, and inventor of the Drabble Novel, Jake has entertained thousands with his horror and sci/fi tales. He reaches audiences of all ages with his uncanny ability to write a wide range of characters... Read More →
avatar for David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson

David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson

Author, Writing
As D.B. Jackson (http://www.DBJackson-Author.com), he is the author of the time travel/epic fantasy series, The Islevale Cycle (Time’s Children, Time’s Demon, and Time’s Assassin). He also writes the Thieftaker Chronicles, a series set in pre-Revolutionary Boston that combines elements of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical... Read More →
avatar for Misty Massey

Misty Massey

Literary Guest
Misty Massey is the author of MAD KESTREL, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas (Tor), KESTREL'S VOYAGES, a collection of short stories featuring those rambunctious pirates (Amazon) and the upcoming KESTREL'S DANCE (Lore Seekers Press).  She is a co-editor of THE WEIRD... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Concord I
 
Sunday, June 5
 

9:00am EDT

CeeCee's Lounge
Welcome to CeeCee's Lounge.  This is a place to relax, take a break, watch some videos, and chill.

This is a Photography Free Zone.  Great place for costumers to take a break, fix a costume, and breathe.  

Sunday June 5, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Fairway B

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

4:00pm EDT

Closing Ceremonies
NO!!! It can't be over.  But it is.  Here we say goodbye, you tell us what went right and what needs improvement.  

Speakers
avatar for Jada Diaz

Jada Diaz

ConChair, ConCarolinas
ConCarolinas - SciFi . . . Carolinas style
DK

Dawson Kriska

Chair, ConCarolinas


Sunday June 5, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Concord A/B

4:30pm EDT

Volunteer Gratitude
We'll have prizes and such to "raffle" off.  We love our volunteers and are so grateful for each and every one of you.  Yes, even you. 

Speakers
avatar for Jada Diaz

Jada Diaz

ConChair, ConCarolinas
ConCarolinas - SciFi . . . Carolinas style


Sunday June 5, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Concord A/B