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Friday, June 3
 

5:30pm EDT

Deep Thoughts
How many licks would it take Toad to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop? Does Galactus take planet-sized poops? Would a Time Lord make a good real estate agent? These questions and more will be tackled as Pineapple-Shaped Lamps answers life's greatest questions in this Deep Thoughts panel!

Friday June 3, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Concord J

6:00pm EDT

Mikey Mason
Mikey Mason is a comedy monster. A naughty cartoon character. An experiment gone wonderfully wrong. He explodes onstage with unfathomable energy, relentlessly pounding away at his audience with a wit as fast as his mouth, infectiously hilarious original songs, and his completely twisted world view. He’s the psycho stalker ex-boyfriend of comedy, except that you want to see him again. And again. And again.

Speakers
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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 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Concord A/B

7:30pm EDT

Valentine Wolfe

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 love of metal, classical, and industrial, infusing them with a Victorian sensibility that evokes the likes of Bram Stoker and Edgar Allan Poe.

Ethereal soprano vocals of Sarah Black are buttressed by the thunderous growl of Braxton’s electric upright bass, the two coalescing over pounding rock and electronic grooves punctuated by a maelstrom of synthesizers, keyboards, and sound design.  Their work has attracted the attention of rock audiences, goth enthusiasts, theatre composers, and con attendees all up and down the east coast.

Their latest release, The Nightingale: A Gothic Fairytale, behind which they are currently touring, is an dramatic adaptation and reinterpretation of both The Emperor and the Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen and Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats, set in a sinister Poison Garden, based on the Alnwick Botanical Gardens in England, where every single plant can kill.


Friday June 3, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Concord A/B

8:00pm EDT

The Blibbering Humdingers

The Blibbering Humdingers – Fun songs for Harry Potter fans an all manner of nerds. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll crap your pants. Buy our music on iTunes, Amazon, Napster, or listen to us on Spotify, LastFM, Reverbnation or Bandcamp.

We’re a husband/wife duo based in Cary, NC and play lots shows around NC. We’d love to perform at your convention, festival, quidditch game, or living room. If you want us to play at your kid’s birthday party, you might want to actually listen to our music first. 

If you’re wondering where we got our band name from, then re-read the final chapter (not the epilogue) of Deathly Hallows. Luna pulls a clever “hey is that Elvis?!” to give Harry a chance to slip away.

Besides wiz-rock – we also dabble in Steampunk, Dr. Who, Firefly, D&D, general filk, celtic folk, SCA, medieval, renaissance, Star Wars, Star Trek, and other geekness.


Speakers
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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 →


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

9:00pm EDT

The Aether Awakens! Comedy Show
A long time ago, in a future that never was, steampunk adventurer Luc Vadersson battled the evil Russian empire for freedom for Scandinavia. Join him in this interactive, funny and exciting retelling of everyone's favorite space opera, by Brett King STEAM.

Moderators
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Brett King

Brett King STEAM
Brett King is an award-winning steampunk maker and costumer who presents fun, interactive panels that mix real history, alternate history, and fantastic props. Brett also teaches prop-making techniques. He is best known for his Arctic Explorer/Troll Hunter character, Gustaf Danielsson... Read More →

Friday June 3, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Concord I

9:00pm EDT

This Way to the Egress
This Way to the EGRESS has been told to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit all six members—and their accordions, tubas, electric guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So instead they move forth doing what they do best; cascading onto the stage in an explosion of sound and color that’s equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world beat band and three ring circus. The six-person troupe plays a swooning amalgamation of styles that catapults the audience through time and space with unexpected shifts of styles, costumes and time signatures. 

Speakers
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This Way To The EGRESS

Since their start in 2008, EGRESS has been told to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit six musicians—and their array of accordions, tubas, guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So they haven’t bothered trying and instead... Read More →


Friday June 3, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Concord A/B

10:30pm EDT

Music and Dance with DJ Spider
Come show us your dance moves!  DJ Spider will be spinning until you can dance no more!

Speakers
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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 →


Friday June 3, 2016 10:30pm - Saturday June 4, 2016 12:30am EDT
Concord A/B
 
Saturday, June 4
 

10:30am EDT

Filktastica!
Filk Performances from White Plectrum, Moss Bliss and The Blibbering Humdingers!

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 →
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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 →


Saturday June 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Concord A/B

12:00pm EDT

Intro to Bellydance Workshop
In this workshop, The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers will introduce attendees to the art of bellydance and teach them some of the basic steps and isolations.

Moderators
Saturday June 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Concord J

12:30pm EDT

Sci-Fi Whose Line Is It?
Join Podcasting's Rich Sigfrit and Pineapple Shaped Lamps for a round of Sci-Fi Whose Line - ConCarolinas best improv game show!

Moderators
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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
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Pineapple-Shaped Lamps

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps


Saturday June 4, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Concord A/B

3:30pm EDT

2 Dudes Revue Live!
Ron, Abby, and Matt bring their YouTube show to ConCarolinas. In addition to being entertained by the Dudes, the audience will be able to participate in the making of an episode.

Speakers
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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 →


Saturday June 4, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Concord I

4:30pm EDT

Moss Bliss Concert
Filker Moss Bliss in concert

Speakers
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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 →


Saturday June 4, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Harrisburg A

5:00pm EDT

The League of Extraordinary Belly Dancers
Description:  From a galaxy far, far away comes The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers. We'll be presenting the ultimate in sci-fi showdowns: Star Wars vs Star Trek. Join us for an evening filled with bellydancing Borgs, shimmying Stormtroopers and dancing droids. We'll boldly go where no one has gone before (within reason, of course. We're not ANIMALS).


Saturday June 4, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm EDT
Concord A/B

5:30pm EDT

Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog Shadowcast
Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog, Joss Whedon's internet web series cult classic, gets brought to life before your very eyes! Pineapple-Shaped Lamps performs their trademark shadow cast, complete with all the songs, dances, and audience participation. Think you've got what it takes to be in the Evil League of Evil? Show them what you've got in our Dr. Horrible Costume Contest! They've got a PhD in Horribleness, and the Doctor is in

Saturday June 4, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Concord J

6:00pm EDT

Mikey Mason
Mikey Mason is a comedy monster. A naughty cartoon character. An experiment gone wonderfully wrong. He explodes onstage with unfathomable energy, relentlessly pounding away at his audience with a wit as fast as his mouth, infectiously hilarious original songs, and his completely twisted world view. He’s the psycho stalker ex-boyfriend of comedy, except that you want to see him again. And again. And again.

Speakers
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 →


Saturday June 4, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Concord A/B

7:30pm EDT

Valentine Wolfe

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 love of metal, classical, and industrial, infusing them with a Victorian sensibility that evokes the likes of Bram Stoker and Edgar Allan Poe.

Ethereal soprano vocals of Sarah Black are buttressed by the thunderous growl of Braxton’s electric upright bass, the two coalescing over pounding rock and electronic grooves punctuated by a maelstrom of synthesizers, keyboards, and sound design.  Their work has attracted the attention of rock audiences, goth enthusiasts, theatre composers, and con attendees all up and down the east coast.

Their latest release, The Nightingale: A Gothic Fairytale, behind which they are currently touring, is an dramatic adaptation and reinterpretation of both The Emperor and the Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen and Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats, set in a sinister Poison Garden, based on the Alnwick Botanical Gardens in England, where every single plant can kill.


Speakers
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 →


Saturday June 4, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Concord A/B

8:00pm EDT

Blibbering Humdingers
Blibbering Humdingers in concert

Speakers
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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 →


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

9:00pm EDT

This Way to the EGRESS
This Way to the EGRESS has been told to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit all six members—and their accordions, tubas, electric guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So instead they move forth doing what they do best; cascading onto the stage in an explosion of sound and color that’s equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world beat band and three ring circus. The six-person troupe plays a swooning amalgamation of styles that catapults the audience through time and space with unexpected shifts of styles, costumes and time signatures. 

Speakers
avatar for This Way To The EGRESS

This Way To The EGRESS

Since their start in 2008, EGRESS has been told to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit six musicians—and their array of accordions, tubas, guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So they haven’t bothered trying and instead... Read More →


Saturday June 4, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Concord A/B

9:30pm EDT

Filking the Night Away
Bring your best filk and your instruments as we, once again, filk the night away!

Saturday June 4, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Harrisburg A

10:00pm EDT

Batman's Day Off
Batman's Day Off: Sketch Comedy Show: Wilmington, NC comedy troupe Pineapple-Shaped Lamps is proud to present their newest sketch comedy show! One fake sick day sends caped crusader Batman, his girlfriend Wonder Woman, and his best friend Superman on the adventure of their lives, as they ditch the Justice League and take off on a raucous journey through Gotham, being sure to stay one step ahead of Commissioner Gordon, who is determined to catch them in the act.

Speakers
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Pineapple-Shaped Lamps

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps


Saturday June 4, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Concord J

10:30pm EDT

NERD-VANA
THIS PERFORMANCE IS 18+. PLEASE HAVE YOUR ID READY TO BE CHECKED. 

Do you know who Cthulhu is and why it’s not a good idea to go swimming with him? Are you waiting for a man in blue box to sweep you off your feet? Have you ever dumped someone just because they didn’t like Firefly? Does an epic night include you, your friend, and a 20 sided die?

If you answered yes, or even no, then this is the show for you. We are Nerd-Vana, a Geektasic Variety show. The Nerds are working hard to bring you the best and nerdiest in variety entertainment! The first of its kind, a whole show (actually a series of them) dedicated to Geekery and all of its glorious forms. Entertaining you with it in any and every way you can imagine (No, we already thought of that.. and that… that too.) In every way that is not ILLEGAL. Or at least couldn’t be proven in a court of law.

Nerd-Vana. Now loading…

 

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 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 →


Saturday June 4, 2016 10:30pm - Sunday June 5, 2016 12:00am EDT
Concord A/B
 
Sunday, June 5
 

12:30am EDT

Rocky Horror Picture Show
THIS IS AN 18+ EVENT - PLEASE BE READY TO SHOW ID!!

That Type Cast is back to lead us all in the Time Warp!  Props are encouraged with the exception of rice, toast and hot dogs.  Please do not throw anything at the screen.  THe is an 18+ event.

Sunday June 5, 2016 12:30am - 2:30am EDT
Concord A/B

10:30am EDT

PSL Sketch Comedy Show
All original. All hilarious. Pineapple-Shaped Lamps performs their very own geek sketch comedy show! With everything from Game of Thrones to Star Wars, these comedy nerds will be sure to laugh pants off. And that isn’t exactly a bad thing, is it?

Speakers
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Pineapple-Shaped Lamps

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps


Sunday June 5, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Concord J

12:00pm EDT

Open Filk
Last chance to filk!

Say goodbye to the 2016 ConCarolinas with your best filks and tunes!

Sunday June 5, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Harrisburg A

12:30pm EDT

Filktastica 2: Electric Boogaloo
Filkers Blibbering Humdingers, Moss Bliss and White Plectrum take the stage!

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 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 →


Sunday June 5, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Concord A/B