Program Book (PDF 19 MB)

Comments

Transcription

Program Book (PDF 19 MB)
FANART CONTEST
This year, Geek.Kon held a fanart contest for our three mascots Geekbot, Siggy and
Rodgort. The response was amazing! Congratulations to the winner Hue Vang and runnersup Cheri Fakes and Andrea Lee! Vang's art is featured on the front cover. Fakes produced
the art on the back cover and on pages 41 and 49. Lee's prize-winning artwork can be
seen above, with additional submissions on pages 4, 20, 25 and 36.
In recognition of the participating artists, more artwork can be found throughout this
program book. We'd like to thank everyone who submitted: Sakumo Ankoku (pages 10 and
24), Rosie Bradenburg (page 12), Emily Nelson (page 13), Samantha Williams (page 15),
Laura Meeker (page 28), Lauren Long (pages 40 and 51) and Joseph Barrington.
Thank you for participating!
PROGRAM BOOK CREDITS
Editor: Adam Pulver
Cover Illustration: Hue Vang
Geekbot, Siggy and Rodgort Original Illustrator: Laura Anderton
Graphics: Adam Pulver
Printing: John Cotter
Geek.Kon.2011 Program Book ©2011 by Geek Kon, Inc. All rights reserved. The Geek.Kon
logo is the property of Geek Kon, Inc. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or
transmitted in any form without the express written consent of Geek Kon, Inc.
TABLE
OF
CONTENTS
Hours of Operation ................................. 2
Convention Rules ..................................... 3
Costuming Rules ...................................... 4
Important Information ..............................4
Guests of Honor ...................................... 6
Autographs ............................................. 9
Charity Events ....................................... 10
Fashion Show ........................................ 10
Masked Ball .......................................... 11
Rock Show .............................................11
Karaoke ................................................ 12
AMV Contest .........................................12
Masquerade ......................................... 12
Mixer .................................................... 13
Rocky Horror Picture Show .....................13
Tea Parties ............................................ 14
Geek Show ............................................14
I Fight Dragons Concert ......................... 14
Viewing Events ...................................... 15
Steam Century .......................................16
Kon.Quest .............................................16
Boffer Room .......................................... 17
Video Game Room .................................18
LAN Gaming ......................................... 20
Table Top Gaming ................................. 21
Vendor Room / Artist Alley .................... 24
Panel Schedule ...................................... 26
Panel Descriptions .................................29
Viewing Room Schedule ......................... 38
Viewing Room Descriptions ....................43
Staff List ................................................51
Thank Yous ............................................52
Convention Map .......................Back Cover
LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN
If my calculations are correct, you will receive this letter immediately after you saw the
DeLorean struck by lighting. Or maybe after meeting your favorite voice actor or game
designer. Perhaps after you just defeated Dr. Wily in the video game room. Or after doing
battle in the boffer room. My calculations have been wrong before.
Welcome to the fifth incarnation of Geek.Kon! Since our inception in 2007, we've come a
long way and we're looking back at the journey and what lies ahead. Every step gives us
something to get excited about.
Our first year in 2007 gave us Boffer, our unique Viewing Rooms and our standard of
providing a wealth of informative, diverse panels. 2008 introduced attendees to Steam
Century and DJ Scottaconda, while the video game room started down its path to
becoming the behemoth it is now. In 2009, we made the leap off campus, introducing new
programming such as the AMV Contest, Geek Show and the Iron Butt Challenge. Last year,
we settled into our new home at the Marriott and welcomed the Masked Ball, Kon.Quest
and the Tea Parties. All of these return better than ever for Geek.Kon.2011!
Our theme this year is “Unstuck In Time.” While that encourages us to look back at how
Geek.Kon evolved into its current form, we also look into the future and its new shinies.
Friday's Fashion Show highlights geek fashion designs from our community. Saturday night,
Madison's Velvet Darkness group will treat us to a live shadowcast of Rocky Horror Picture
Show. Sunday afternoon, join emerging rock band I Fight Dragons as they close out the con
with their unique blend of rock and video game chiptunes. So whether jumping forward or
stepping back, have a blast... and our con will do the Time Warp again!
Adam Pulver
Geek.Kon.2011 Chairman
WELCOME TO GEEK.KON!
1
HOURS
OF
OPERATION
CONVENTION HOURS
Friday, 10:00 am – Sunday, 6:00 pm
Opening Ceremonies:
Friday, 2:00 pm, Wisconsin Room
Closing Ceremonies:
Sunday, 4:00 pm, Wisconsin Room
REGISTRATION
FRI:
SAT:
SUN:
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
8:00 am – 7:00 pm
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
CON OPS/VOLUNTEERS
Middleton Board Room
Friday, 10:00 am – Sunday, 6:00 pm
SECURITY
Madison Board Room
Friday, 10:00 am – Sunday, 6:00 pm
VENDOR ROOM/ARTIST ALLEY
PROGRAMMING ROOMS
Main Programming: Wisconsin Room
Friday, 2:00 pm – Sunday, 6:00 pm
Sub-Programming: Mendota Room
Friday, 3:00 pm – Sunday, 3:00 pm
Panels: Salon Ballroom G
Friday, 3:00 pm – Sunday, 4:00 pm
Panels: Milwaukee/La Crosse
Friday, 3:00 pm – Sunday, 4:00 pm
Panels/Autographs: Salon Ballroom F
Friday, 3:00 pm – Sunday, 4:00 pm
BOFFER ROOM
Geneva Room
FRI:
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SAT:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
SUN:
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
TABLE TOP GAMING
Salon Ballroom D-E
Friday, 10:00 am – Sunday 4:00 pm
Michigan Room
FRI:
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SAT:
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
SUN:
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
VIDEO GAMING
MASQUERADE
LAN GAMING
Registration Location: Registration Table
Registration Deadline:
Saturday, 9:00 am
Orientation:
Saturday, 9:00 am, Salon Ballroom G
Craftsmanship Judging:
Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Hotel Suite 228
Green Room Opens:
Saturday, 5:00 pm, Geneva Room
Check-In Deadline:
Saturday, 6:45 pm
Audience Seating:
Saturday, 6:45 pm, Wisconsin Room
Masquerade:
Saturday, 7:00 pm, Wisconsin Room
Reception:
Saturday, 9:00 pm, Salon Ballroom G
2
WELCOME TO GEEK.KON!
Superior Room
Friday, 10:00 pm – Sunday, 4:00 pm
Greenway Room
Friday, 10:00 am – Sunday, 4:00 pm
VIEWING ROOMS
Friday, 12:00 pm – Sunday, 4:30 pm
Geek Cinema: Salon Ballroom C
Otaku Theater: Salon Ballroom B
Eclectic Showcase: Salon Ballroom A
KON.QUEST
Monona Room
FRI:
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SAT:
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
CHARITY AUCTION
Green Bay Room
FRI:
3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SAT:
10:00 am – 10:00 pm
SUN:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CONVENTION RULES
GENERAL CONDUCT
AND
HOTEL RULES
Please note that Security and Staff have the final say on the interpretation of these rules
and on all safety and security issues. This means if it’s not posted here and they say it, it’s
the truth.
1.
All applicable laws apply. If something is illegal, don't do it.
2.
No smoking within the hotel.
3.
No open containers of alcohol outside the restaurant, serving areas or hotel rooms.
4.
Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a guardian or have an over-18
sponsor.
5.
Animals are permitted on the convention grounds, but please be considerate and
responsible. For animals staying in hotel rooms, please consult the Marriott.
6.
There was not, is not, nor will there be a rule 6.
7.
Badges must be displayed prominently at all times within the convention premises,
except for viewing rooms. Replacement badges will be issued at the registration
window for the cost of an on-site registration fee.
8.
Please respect the staff and volunteers who check badges/IDs, and show them yours
when asked.
9.
Absolutely NO sleeping in public areas or event space is allowed. Please sleep in a
hotel room.
10. Please do not block hallways. If staff or security asks you to move, please do so.
11. Please place all trash and recyclables in the appropriate bins.
12. The hotel staff works hard for us, so please give them a break. Treat hotel staff and
property with respect and courtesy.
13. No unauthorized sales on convention grounds.
14. Please try to keep the volume down in the late night hours in the Atrium and hotel room
areas.
15. If you wish to put up a poster, please use designated easels and use blue painter's
tape. The staff has the right to remove any and all inappropriate posters.
16. All lost-and-found items should be brought to the staff room.
17. In the event of a medical emergency, please dial 911 and notify Security. For minor
medical needs or first aid, contact Security.
18. No mock, stage, or actual combat is allowed on convention grounds outside of the
Masquerade, boffer or panel rooms. Mock fighting for the Masquerade or panels is
subject to Security approval.
19. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Geek.Kon reserves the right to revoke your
badge at any time for any reason. The convention chairman and floor manager have
the final say on this matter. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to,
things such as: fighting, harassment, damaging or misusing convention/hotel property,
stealing and causing injury or harm to another person or yourself.
20. Please obey all instructions from staff and security.
WELCOME TO GEEK.KON!
3
CONVENTION OPERATIONS
COSTUMING RULES
1.
No costume will be allowed that exposes the wearer in an inappropriate fashion.
Madison rules and laws governing indecent exposure will be followed and any
violators will be ejected from the convention and may be subject to arrest, penalties
and fines as per city, state and federal law. No clothing is NOT a costume.
2.
Props that look like real firearms are not allowed at Geek.Kon. Gun-like props should
be obviously identifiable as fake, whether by design, construction, material or color.
All other weapon props must be checked by convention security and tagged as
checked before they may be carried for the rest of the convention.
3.
No real bladed weapons may be carried on the convention premises.
4.
No working projectile weapons. This includes Airsoft and Nerf guns. All bows must be
unstrung.
5.
No props larger than 5 feet long may be carried in the halls. Your prop can
temporarily expand to larger than five feet for photography purposes, but must
collapse down to five feet or less.
6.
Convention staff and security reserve the right to peace-bind or make safe any spikes
or sharp edges they deem dangerous.
REGISTRATION
Registration is located at the window near the main
conference center entrance, across from the Geneva
Room. The cost of on-site registration is $30.00 for the
entire weekend. You may also purchase a Friday day
pass for $15, a Saturday day pass for $20 and a Sunday
day pass for $15. Children under 5 receive free
admission while children 6-12 can receive a $15
weekend pass when accompanied by an adult.
REGISTRATION HOURS
FRI: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
SAT: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
SUN: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Registration window also has sign-up forms for the Masquerade and Geek Show.
GEEK.KON STAFF
The Middleton Board Room stores Geek.Kon's equivalent of the flux capacitor. Our
collection of super-charged geeks is what makes the convention possible. The Staff Room is
open throughout the convention and we are always available to answer all of your
questions. The room also hosts the lost & found and the volunteers department.
4
WELCOME TO GEEK.KON!
CONVENTION OPERATIONS
VOLUNTEERING
Do you like this convention? Do you want to help make
this convention better! Come join us and volunteer!
…. One of Us, One of Us, One of Us…..
It takes people to make this Kon work. In fact, everyone
running this Kon volunteers their time to make it work.
You can join us!
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS
Middleton Room
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am
Friday, 7:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am
Besides the feeling of pride and accomplishment for helping the convention work, we have
other fringe benefits such as:
•
Volunters who commit to work at least 6 hours will receive a volunteer t-shirt!
•
If a person volunteers 10 or more hours for the convention, they will receive free
admission to the convention!
•
For our full Volunteer Policy, check our website or visit the Staff Room.
AMBASSADOR ALLEY
Geek.Kon may only happen one weekend a year, but thankfully there are other
conventions happening all the time. Come to the Ambassador Alley outside the Vendor
Room to meet representatives of some of these conventions and learn about the fun times
that can be had throughout the year.
ROOM PARTIES
While Geek.Kon cannot officially sponsor or sanction room parties, individuals are free to
host parties so long as they take responsibility for them. If hosting a party, you are liable.
Be advised that if you are serving alcohol at your party, you are responsible for checking
the age of your attendees. DO NOT serve alcohol to minors. Furthermore, please keep all
alcohol inside your hotel room. Security will be making their way around the hotel. If we
catch anyone serving alcohol or other illegal substances to minors, or if a minor is caught
drinking, they will be ejected from the convention.
SURVEYS
Surveys are a very important part of Geek.Kon and one
of the best ways to let the staff know what you want to
see in the future. In the past, survey results have
influenced many changes from the initial move to a hotel
in 2009 to the expansion into the current hotel. Survey
suggestions have also led to the creation of new
programming including the Masked Ball, Karaoke, Rock
Show and others.
POST CON Q&A
Wisconsin Room
Sunday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
To fill out a survey, stop by the Staff Room or stick around after Closing Ceremonies. A
staff member may also roam the halls with surveys as well. Remember to fill out the surveys
truthfully and in their entirety to make sure the total results are as accurate as possible.
You can also stop by our Post Con Q&A session after Closing Ceremonies to talk to staff
members and leave feedback.
WELCOME TO GEEK.KON!
5
GUESTS OF HONOR
JERRY JEWELL
Jerry is excited to be making his first appearance at
Geek.Kon. It is also his first trip to Wisconsin!
He can be heard as; Kyo Sohma (Fruits Basket), Jimmy
Kudo (Case Closed), Taira (Beck:Mongolian Chop
Squad), Barry the Chopper (Full Metal Alchemist, Full
Metal Achemist: Brotherhood), Happiness Bunny (ShinChan), Russia (Hetalia), Rin Tsuchimi (Shuffle), Lau
(Black Butler), Zellman Clock (Black Blood Brothers),
Dio (Casshern Sins), Tony Frost (Blue Gender), Suzaku
(Yu Yu Hakusho), Jin (Yu Yu Hakusho), and Akito
Hayama (Kodocha).
His voice can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Dragon
Ball GT, Black Cat, Ouran High School Host Club, One
Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood, Soul Eater and a lot of
other things that he may or may not remember or
admit.
Jerry is very honored to have had the opportunity to
work with a very talented and dedicated group of
people at FUNimation, that take the quality of what
they do very seriously. Well... seriously enough.
SONNY STRAIT
Most recognized as the voice of Krillin on the wildly
popular animated TV show Dragonball Z and an
illustrator for, arguably, the most famous independent
comic book series Elfquest. Sonny Strait has over 20
years of experience in the arts.
As a voice actor, Sonny is considered to be one of the
most recognized voice actors in the business. Besides
Dragonball Z’s Krillin he has worked on many popular
animated characters including Maes Hughes from Full
Metal Alchemist, Usopp from One Piece and Cartoon
Network’s robot host Toonami Tom. He has also
worked as a writer and director on several TV series
including Dragonball Z, Case Closed and Lupin the
Third.
As a comic book artist he has 17 published works to
date including his débuted self-published series Mr.
Average featured in The Comics Journal and Elfquest,
published by both WARP Graphics and DC Comics.
Sonny is considered one of the top Elfquest artists
from its over 30 year history.
Currently Sonny is reprising his roles in both the new
Dragonball Z and Full Metal Alchemist series and
plays the title role in the Xbox game S’plosion Man.
6
GUESTS
GUESTS
OF
HONOR
TROY DENNING
Troy Denning is the author of the New York Times
bestselling Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by
Star and thirty additional novels.
Troy launched his fiction career with the New York
Times bestseller Waterdeep. His work includes novels
such as the groundbreaking Prism Pentad (the first
Dark Sun series) and Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost.
Troy is a veteran shared worlds writer, contributing
dozens of novels and games to settings such as The
Forgotten Realms, Dark Sun, Planescape and Star
Wars. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex is his latest
book.
JOHN KOVALIC
USA Today called John Kovalic a "hot pick." His
creations include the multi-award-winning comic Dork
Tower, as well as Snapdragons and many other
features. His work has appeared everywhere from the
New York Times and Rolling Stone to Dragon
Magazine. John is co-founder and co-owner of Out of
the Box Games and is a frequent contributor to Steve
Jackson Games, illustrating more than 2,500 cards
for the Munchkin game. John has illustrated more than
100 games and supplements, and is also responsible
for toys such as My Little Cthulhu and Mythos Buddies.
John was inducted into the Academy of Adventure
Gaming Arts and Design Hall of Fame in July 2003,
the first cartoonist to receive such an honor.
I FIGHT DRAGONS
I Fight Dragons are precisely the sonic "power up"
that pop culture needs. On their debut EP, Cool Is Just
a Number and their follow up EP Welcome to the
Breakdown (Photo Finish/Atlantic Records), the
Chicago rockers wrap warm harmonies in sounds
generated
directly
from
vintage
Nintendo
soundcards. The EPs showcase the five-piece's
digitized, daring approach to music, mixing chiptune
and pop rock. Equally nodding to Weezer and Final
Fantasy, I Fight Dragons approach alt-rock with just
the right controller. I Fight Dragons are Brian
Mazzaferr (lead vocal/guitar), Bill Prokopow
(keyboard), Packy Lundholm (guitar), Hari Rao (bass)
and Chad Van Dahm (drums).
GUESTS
7
GUESTS
OF
HONOR
MATT FORBECK
Matt Forbeck has been a full-time creator of awardwinning games and fiction since 1989. He has
designed collectible card games, roleplaying games,
miniatures games, board games, and toys, and has
written novels, short fiction, comic books, motion
comics, nonfiction, magazine articles, and computer
game scripts and stories for companies including
Angry Robot, ArenaNet, Del Rey, Adams Media,
Simon & Schuster, Atari, Tor.com, Wired.com, Boom!
Studios, Ubisoft, Wizards of the Coast, Games
Workshop, WizKids, Mattel, IDW, Image Comics, and
Playmates Toys. His latest novels —the critically
acclaimed science fiction thriller Amortals and urban
fantasy Vegas Knights— on sale now. For more about
him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.
AARON PAVAO
Aaron Pavao started his career in geekery as a child
playing D&D with the babysitter, and sold his first
game (Live Role-Playing Chess) as a teen. Since then,
he has been involved in many aspects of gaming. He
has run campaign-style LARPs, designed board, card,
and role-playing games, run a game company, and
yes, bought games just to read them. His most recent
work includes a card game and expansions licensed
to Atlas Games and freelance work in over a dozen
titles for Catalyst Game Labs.
DAVID SALO
David Salo is the author of A Gateway to Sindarin, a
description of J.R.R. Tolkien's Grey-elven language,
and is a longtime student of all of Tolkien's invented
languages. He is the moderator of the Elfling mailing
list on yahoogroups for the discussion of Tolkien's
languages and linguistic writings, and was the
linguistic advisor for the Lord of the Rings films. He is
currently doing language-related work on The Hobbit.
8
GUESTS
GUESTS
OF
HONOR
BILL BODDEN
Bill Bodden is a wholesale sales rep for Green Ronin Publishing, as well as a freelance
writer. He's done writing work for Mongoose Publishing, the Black Library/Games
Workshop, Madison Magazine, Fantasy Flight Games, Scrye magazine, Avalanche Press,
Knucklebones magazine, Game Cryer.com, Chaosium, Geek Monthly magazine and Green
Ronin Publishing. He is currently a game reviewer Amrchairgeneral.com, Flames Rising.com
and ICv2's quarterly Guide to Games.
JIM FRENKEL
James Frenkel is a Senior Editor for Tom Doherty Associates. His editorial career has
included stops at various publishers, including stints at Dell Publishing and Grosset &
Dunlap. He has edited science fiction and fantasy since 1971, and continues to do so. He
also edits sundry other fiction and non-fiction, as he has throughout his career.
MATT M. MCELROY
Matt M McElroy is a professional within the gaming industry. He is the Publisher Relations
Manager at DriveThruRPG.com, working with publishers such as White Wolf, Fantasy Flight
Games, Chaosium and more. His award-winning horror webzine FlamesRising.com features
reviews, interviews and previews of games, fiction and comics. Matt's publications include
Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas from 12 to Midnight and Tales of the Seven Dogs Society
from Abstract Nova.
MONICA VALENTINELLI
Monica Valentinelli is a professional author and game designer. Described as a "force of
nature" by her peers, Monica is best known for her work in the horror, dark fantasy and
science fiction genres and has been published through Abstract Nova Press, Eden Studios,
White Wolf Publishing, Apex Magazine and others. Recent publications include: SCENES
OF THE EMBRACE from White Wolf Publishing and "The Saint, the Pickpocket and the
Manticore" from Pill Hill Press for their DAILY BITES OF FLESH anthology. She is also a
developer of the HACK/SLASH card game based on the horror comic by Tim Seeley.
AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS
All autograph sessions will be in Salon Ballroom F. Signings will be done on a first come,
first serve basis. Attendees will be allowed a maximum of two signed items per guest.
Guests also reserve the right to refuse to sign any item at their discretion. Please keep
discussion with the guests to a minimum for the courtesy of everyone in the line behind you!
Bodden, Denning, Frenkel, Kovalic, McElroy, Pavao, Salo, Valentinelli:
Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Matt Forbeck: Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jerry Jewell: Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
I Fight Dragons: Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm and after concerts.
Sonny Strait: During select non-panel hours at his Artist Alley table A31 (see page 25).
GUESTS
9
CHARITY EVENTS
SAVE
VS.
HUNGER
For the third year in a row, Geek.Kon is happy to host the Save Vs. Hunger Food Drive to
benefit Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.
Geek.Kon needs your help! Simply bring a non-perishable food item and drop it in the
donation barrel near Registration. For every food item you donate, you will receive a
chance to win a special prize to be awarded at Closing Ceremonies. What will the prize
be this year? You'll have to join us to find out!
CHARITY AUCTION
This year's charity auction will benefit Madison's Henry
Vilas Zoo. Every item will start out in the silent auction.
Once an item receives three or more bids, it will be pulled
for a live auction on Sunday where everyone is given a
chance to bid on it. If your favorite item is pulled, we
encourage you to attend the live auction.
SILENT AUCTION
Green Bay Room
FRI: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SAT: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
SUN: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
LIVE AUCTION
A few guidelines:
Mendota Room
Sunday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
•
Some items, including special events with our guests
of honor, do not go to live auction. Please pay
attention to the deadlines on each sheet.
•
If a bidding sheet is not available, it means the item has been pulled.
•
If your item is not pulled you may purchase it Sunday at noon in the Green Bay room.
•
If you win a item in the live auction you may purchase it after the auction is completed
in the Mendota Room.
GEEK.CHIC FASHION SHOW
GEEK.CHIC
Wisconsin Room
Friday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
10
MAIN EVENTS
Come to the fashion show to see all the latest trends in
geek fashion displayed by the designers that created
them. Enjoy this exhibition of geek culture while
appreciating the hard work and creativity that went into
designing each piece. During the show, the designers of
each piece will be recognized and if the items are for
sale, their website or presence in the vendor room will be
announced. You may have the opportunity to pick up a
little piece of the show yourself!
MASKED BALL
Back by popular demand, it's time for Geek.Kon's second
annual Masked Ball! Join us Friday night to while away
Salon G-H
the hours in dance and masked splendor! A formal
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
atmosphere, distinct from the hustle of the traditional
Saturday night rave, attendees are asked to dress in their
finest attire, be it costume or mundane formal wear. Creativity is encouraged; we want to
see what that character you're cosplaying would wear to a formal event, be ye Batman or
Bullwinkle.
MASKED BALL
A mask is required for this event. If you do not have a mask, a mask may be purchased at
the Michaels located across the street in Greenway Station. A limited number will be
available for purchase at the door.
A small cover of $3 will be charged at the door ($10 for non-convention attendees) with all
proceeds benefiting the Henry Vilas Zoo.
If you have questions regarding what is proper attire for the event, please see the
Masquerade Ball page on the Geek.Kon website for details.
ROCK SHOW
ROCK SHOW
Wisconsin Room
Friday, 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
REGDAR
AND THE
Musical guests have been a beloved part of Geek.Kon
since our first year. This year we have expanded our
music focus to bring you a high-energy Rock Show
featuring I Fight Dragons! Dr. Cancer and the SKAmbies
will return along with Regdar and the Fighters to open for
I Fight Dragons.
FIGHTERS
Regdar and the Fighters plays catchy, up-tempo nerd punk. Their songs are fast, fun forays
into fantastic frontiers; touching on titillating topics like time travel, pirates and the
economics of Dungeons and Dragons. They may seem weird, but their #1 rule ("keep it
catchy and energetic") ensures that they put on a memorable show that will entertain all
attendees.
DR. CANCER
AND THE
SKAMBIES!
Dr. Cancer and the SKAmbies! is a six-piece Ska/Punk band from Stevens Point. They have
been a band for 2 1/2 years and have previously played at Geek.Kon, No Brand Con,
Daisho Con as well as various venues around the state. They play a selection of covers to
draw you in to get you dancing and then infect you with mind-altering originals no mere
mortal can resist. So come in your zombie makeup and join the fun.
I FIGHT DRAGONS
I Fight Dragons is a rock band from Chicago. Their music combines pop/rock songs with
original electronic sounds made using Nintendo Game Boys and Nintendo Entertainment
Systems. They have released 2 EPs, 2009's Cool Is Just a Number and 2010's Welcome to
the Breakdown, and have announced a forthcoming full-length album in 2011. Their
performance during the Rock Show will have limited vocals, so be sure to check our their
main concert on Sunday! (see page 14)
MAIN EVENTS
11
KARAOKE
KARAOKE
Milwaukee Room
FRI: 11:00 pm – 2:00 am
SAT: 11:00 pm – 2:00 am
Back for a second year and now running both nights, DJ
Sarge of Highland Entertainment brings karaoke at its
finest! Don't be shy, come show off your singing skills with
the largest karaoke selection in the state. Or just kick
back and listen to the classics we all know and love!
ANIME MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST
AMV CONTEST
Wisconsin Room
Sat., 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Do you like Anime Music Videos? Then come to our
annual AMV contest. We'll showcase the best of the best
from your fellow attendees in an epic hour-long session of
AMV awesomeness. There will be anime, music, videos,
prizes and a ton of fun!
MASQUERADE
MASQUERADE
Wisconsin Room
Saturday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Seating Starts: 6:45 pm
Sponsored by the Madison Area Costuming Society, the
local chapter of the International Costumers Guild,
Geek.Kon's costume contest and masquerade is one of
the best in the Midwest! We are proud to welcome all
genres of costumes from science fiction and anime to
fantasy and historical. Come and show off your best! Or
come and join us in the audience to see all the fabulous
costumes!
For a full listing of Masquerade rules and skill-level requirements, please visit the
Masquerade page on the Geek.Kon website.
MASQUERADE TIMES
All times are on Saturday.
AND
LOCATIONS
Participant Orientation – 9:00 am, Salon Ballroom G
Craftsmanship Judging Signup – 9:30 am or just after the Orientation
Craftsmanship Judging – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Hotel Suite 228
Tech Rehearsals – 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Wisconsin Room
Green Room Opens – 5:00 pm, Geneva Room
Masquerade Audience Seating Opens – 6:45 pm, Wisconsin Room
Green Room Check-In Deadline – 6:45 pm
Masquerade – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wisconsin Room
Masquerade Reception – 9:00 pm, Salon Ballroom G
12
MAIN EVENTS
MIXER
DJ Scottaconda is back again for his 4th year hosting the
Geek.Kon Mixer! With a massive variety of music to
choose from, DJ Scottaconda brings the variety, energy
Mendota Room
Saturday, 9:00 pm – 1:00 am and fun that every dance needs to get people in the mood
to move. In 2011, Geek.Kon will continue in its quest to
show that geeks are more than meets the eye. We're not
only savvy in the ways of anime, video games, sci fi, board games, etc... we know how to
get down, party hard and dance until the floors shake for the next 20 miles!
MIXER
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
"Let's do the Time Warp again!" Geek Kon will be hosting
a late-night showing of the cult classic film, with a
Wisconsin Room
floorshow provided by Madison's very own Velvet
Sunday, 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Darkness cast. Come and see how the wholesome Brad
Majors and Janet Weiss have their lives changed after
their car breaks down near the castle of Dr. Frank-NFurter. Join us in shouting callbacks to the screen (and actors)! Please note that items are
not allowed to be thrown during the show.
ROCKY HORROR SCREENING
MAIN EVENTS
13
TEA TIME TRAVEL
TEA PARTIES
Monona Room
Table 1: Sunday, 9:00 am
Table 2: Sunday, 11:00 am
Table 3: Sunday, 1:00 pm
You are cordially invited to participate in an inaugural
tea party aboard the world's first time-ship, the
Chronosus, designed by the illustrious Professor Hubert
Moore. Enjoy tea and snacks while traversing time in a
once a lifetime experience. When the party has
concluded your navigator, Professor Moore, will guide
the ship safely back to the present where you will depart
with more than just one lifetime's worth of stories to tell.
GEEK SHOW
GEEK SHOW
Wisconsin Room
Sunday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Now a Sunday Geek.Kon tradition, the Geek Show is the
where we give YOU the stage for songs, dances, skits
and any geeky talents you can perform. If you have
something you'd like to share or your cosplay group has a
sketch that you couldn't fit into the Masquerade, this is
the place for you.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
1.
If you haven't already signed up online, fill out a submission form at the Registration
Window.
2.
Acts should be 6 minutes or shorter. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case
basis.
3.
We will provide mics and can play your audio if submitted on CD or USB drive.
4.
We will not allow stage fighting, weapons demonstrations or anything that could
endanger yourself or others.
5.
Entries must be rated PG-13 or better. If you have any questions about the content of
your entry, please contact a staff member and ask for the Geek Show coordinator.
6.
Plan to arrive 10 minutes before the show to check in with the Geek Show coordinator
and test your audio.
I FIGHT DRAGONS CONCERT
I FIGHT DRAGONS
Wisconsin Room
Sunday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
14
MAIN EVENTS
Close out the con in style! I Fight Dragons will bring the 8bit beats that are certain to bring the con to an energetic
finale! You'll be talking about it long after the photos are
posted and the plans for next year begin!
IT CAME FROM THE INTERNET
IT CAME FROM THE INTERNET
Salon Ballroom A
Friday, 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
It Came From The Internet is a game of chance. The host
(Mad Matt) has a collection of videos from the internet,
and he allows you the viewer to pick a number which will
select a video. Anything is possible to be found here,
anything from an episode of DBZ Abridged, to Doctor
Tran, or even getting RickRoll'd. So be careful what
number you pick! Anything is possible!
FANDUB INSANITY
FANDUB INSANITY
Salon Ballroom A
Fri. Night, 12:00 – 5:00 am
Fandub Insanity returns for a third year as Emcee Ran-san
will show you the best, the worst and his favorites from
the world of Anime Fandubs. Expect to see titles from such
longtime
favorites
as
Studio
Sokodei,
Studio
Verssenworks and perhaps some newcomers to our big
screen. Join us in Eclectic Showcase Friday Night at
Midnight and bring your funny bone!
IRON BUTT CHALLENGE
IRON BUTT CHALLENGE
Salon Ballroom A
Saturday, 2:00 – 7:00 pm
Return once again for Iron Butt III. This year we are
crossing over with Matt's online show. Malice the skullmasked villian has taken over the show, and this time he
tries to break down Mad Matt and company. You can join
in on the experiment: watch and riff through the newest
batch of the three worst movies we could find to put up on
the screen this year!
MAIN EVENTS
15
STEAM CENTURY
Practical Exercises in the Mechanics of Chronological
Elasticity and Their Effects on the Human Psyche!
STEAM CENTURY
Monona Room/Salon H
Sat., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
You are cordially invited to attend the unveiling of
Professor Velutroix's latest research at the University of
Yahara. This event marks the first time that the notably secretive professor will reveal his
work to the general public. Be among the first to see the effects of the Chronology
Adjustment Engine in person!
Steam Century, Madison's original steampunk mystery group, returns to Geek.Kon to
present this all-new event designed to challenge your puzzle-solving and investigative
skills. Players will work in groups of up to five to unravel a web of deceit, decipher clues
and bring wrongdoers to justice! Space is limited to the first seventy-five participants. The
mystery is designed to work alongside other convention events, so don’t worry about
missing other fun things going on between 10 and 6.
God Preserve the Queen!
KON.QUEST
BIGGER AND BETTER FOR ITS SECOND YEAR!
SOLVE PUZZLES - FIGHT MONSTERS - DRAW PICTURES
PLAY GAMES - TRADE CARDS - WIN PRIZES
KON.QUEST
Monona Room
FRI: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SAT: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Anime, sci-fi, tabletop gaming and video gaming... It has
been a year since the last gathering of the Four Geekdoms.
Wherever they congregate, magical energy is thick in the air. This year's Geek.Kon
happens to lie at a structurally weak point in the space-time continuum. The massive
release of energy from the Geekdoms has torn a hole in the fabric of space-time itself,
causing time machines from myriad universes to be sucked through the hole and strewn
about. Mysterious and powerful beings known only as the Mecha Turbo Space Wizards
are desperate to lay claim to these devices, and will pay well for them. As an adventurer
from one of the four Geekdoms, it is up to you to strike out with whatever allies you can
find and gather all the time machines that you can!
WHAT IS KON.QUEST?
Unique to Geek.Kon, Kon.Quest is a multifaceted event that offers something for everyone.
The event consists of over 30 separate "challenges": activities, puzzles and games that
each take roughly 2-15 minutes to play. No knowledge is required, most of the events are
for a variable number of players, and you can play as many challenges as you like.
Whether you're at the Kon alone or with a group, and whether you've got 10 minutes or 10
hours to play, come check us out!
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES LIKE?
There are all sorts! They're distributed among a number of differently themed stations. At
the Cantina Front Room, a variety of geek trivia challenges await for you to solve alone or
with friends. The Cantina Back Room is home to several quick solo gambling-style games.
At the Fighter's Guild, you and any allies you bring will square off against opponents in
tactical hex-grid combat, with reaction-time and dexterity mini-games to determine
damage. The Water Temple hosts a variety of devilish puzzles, and the Osaka High Art and
Drama Club will call upon your creative talents like drawing and roleplaying.
16
GAMING
BOFFER
BOFFER ROOM
Geneva Room
FRI: 4:00 pm – 9:00 am
SAT: 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SUN: 11:00 – 1:00 pm
For its 5th anniversary, Geek.Kon is proud to welcome
back Boffer fighting! A special thanks to representatives
from the Wisconsin chapters of Amtgard, Belegarth and
Dagorhir for helping run the room this year. So come to
the room where you can have fun and hit your friends
safely! You can also chat with different chapter members
of these organizations at their Ambassador Alley tables.
BOFFER RULES
General Information
•
A waiver must be signed before participation.
•
If under the age of 18, you must have an adult or legal guardian sign.
•
Game/safety rules must be explained before participation.
•
A designated sticker will be placed on your convention badge to indicate that you are
eligible to participate in events and general play.
Weapons
•
All weapons must be checked before participation. There will be loaner weapons
available.
•
Any weapon deemed unsafe will not be allowed to be used in the room.
•
Approved weapons will be marked with orange tape on the handle.
•
Red weapons must be designated by the person(s) evaluating weapons.
Combat
•
Combat uses a tap play system.
•
No kicking or grappling of any kind.
•
No shield kicking or shield bashing.
•
Red weapons: Marked red weapons will destroy any shield with 2 hits.
The event runners reserve the right to revoke any attendee's right to participate in the room
due to unsafe conduct or behavior.
IFGS
The Wisconsin chapter of the International Fantasy Gaming Society
(IFGS) is a not-for-profit organization that runs Live Action Roleplaying
events in the Madison area. Our events are fantasy-based, storydriven team games, with a safe light touch boffer combat system and
called magic system. Players create their own characters, which persist
through multiple games. The society allows us to offer insurance as
well as the ability to take characters to play in the other chapters
throughout the country. For more information visit www.wiifgs.org for
local events or www.ifgs.org for system information.
IFGS will run one-hour demo games for groups of 3-6 players. Space will be on a first
come, first served basis. There will be a short introduction on the rule system with simple
character creation, followed by a short game designed to give the flavor of IFGS games.
Characters created for the game can be taken into any other IFGS game, including
experience and treasure gained.
GAMING
17
VIDEO GAMING
VIDEO GAMING
Superior Room
Opens: Friday, 12:00 pm
Closes: Sunday, 4:00 pm
Prepare yourself to enter the largest video game room in
the Midwest! Geek.Kon offers a gamer's mecca of almost
10,000 square feet of over 40 tables of consoles, a
dozen free-play arcade machines, round-the-clock
tournaments and a 24-hour Rock Band stage.
Please be respectful of the equipment. Most of it is being borrowed in good faith from
Geek.Kon staff and attendees who would like it back in the same condition as they left it.
Losing or damaging controllers, consoles, peripherals and games would betray their trust
in us, and harm our ability to provide the best experience possible next year.
ROCK BAND STAGE
Rock Band 3 will be set up on the main video game room stage for free play around the
clock. The only exception to this fantastically open rule is during previously-scheduled Rock
Band tournaments. There are only three of these; otherwise, rock out with... well, just rock
out.
(For a non-refundable $2, we will download any game onto the Xbox being used on the
Rock Band stage. These will then be free for anyone to play during the weekend, and will
be allowed for use in tournaments by anyone. Please check with us first to see if these
games are available– you may have to pay nothing at all!)
GEEK.KONSOLE CHALLENGE
Are you a bad enough dude(ette) to make it through six rounds of video game carnage to
make it to Sunday's final challenge?
Debuting this year, the Geek.Konsole Challenge presents up to 64 competitors the chance
to declare themselves the best gamers in the midwest. The preliminary elimination round
will determine the 32 who will go on to regular compeition. Subsequent rounds are one-onone single-elimination matchups on games past and present, but with rules designed to
excite and enrage. Get to the final round to experience the ultimate Geek.Konsole
Challenge, and declare yourself the first winner of our most insane video game event!
Signup begins Friday and ends Saturday at noon or when brackets fill up– whichever comes
first.
VIDEO GAME LIBRARY
Speak to one of our specially trained librarians to check out video games and peripherals
for all of your gaming needs! Most modern consoles with wireless controllers (Wii, Xbox
360, PS3) require checking in your badge at the command center by the main entrance.
You may check out one game and one controller at most per badge.
The good news is that most classic consoles —8-bit, 16-bit, and so on— do NOT require
checkout, so play away to your heart's desire! The only other exceptions are our
tournament stations and our Rock Band stage, which are controlled directly by staff and
cannot be changed out by attendees for any reason. But that's okay, because we're only
going to have stuff in there you're gonna want to play anyway.
VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENTS
Geek.Kon continues its proud tradition of a professional competitive experience at our
many tournaments. We are intensely interested in not frustrating you. All of our
tournaments have detailed rules available in the video game room. A full tournament listing
is available on the next page of this guide.
18
GAMING
VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
7 pm - M.U.G.E.N
An absolutely insane freeware fighting
game with an incomprehensible character
roster, allowing for character match-ups
like last year’s championship between
Godzilla and Master Chief.
8 pm - Rock Band 2 - solo guitar (360)
Score-based
competition
for
solo
guitarists. We will be using Rock Band 2
for this solo competition, due to the
inclusion of Score Duel mode.
8 pm - Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition (PS3)
Capcom’s great update to Street Fighter
has gotten its own second update
containing four new characters, and fine
tuning all around.
9 pm - Marvel vs Capcom 3 (PS3)
Street Fighter’s resurrection is applied to
one of Capcom’s other great fighting
franchises.
10 pm - Rock Band 2 - solo drums (360)
Score-based
competition
for
solo
drummers. As with all our games, we’re
allowing players to bring their own
controllers.
10 pm - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
That’s the Wii version, but use whatever
controller you want!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
3 pm - Soul Calibur IV (PS3)
Madison’s official favorite fighting game.
Swords, monsters and pretty girls.
5 pm - Pokémon Black/White
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/Soul
Silver - All obsolete! See our website for
detailed rules, because you’ll want to be
prepared. Be aware that some Pokémon
are banned from competition.
6 pm - Call of Duty: Black Ops (360)
Intense free-for-all play for the militarized
in our midst. All of our FPS tournaments
are administered by Madison’s own
Fraggin’ Dragon game center, who have
been kind enough to bring part of their
massive Xbox 360 LAN array.
8 pm - Halo: Reach
Free-for-all play in one of the most wellorganized competitive games around.
9 pm - Rock Band 3 (360)
Competition for full bands, scored both on
in-game performance and human-judged
stage presence. Minimum four members
per band. Selection of DLC songs is
possible. Please read the full rules on our
website.
DLC
requests
cannot
be
guaranteed available unless submitted
with officials before midnight Friday night.
10 pm - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360)
We’re letting this one out for another year
due to ongoing popularity.
11 am - Tekken 6 (PS3)
In arcades, this tuned-up spinoff was
called Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. The
real original Tekken 6 was never released
in a home version.
12 am - Left 4 Dead 2 (360)
Fraggin’ Dragon’s LAN will shine in
Valve’s team-based zombie experience.
12 - 6 pm - Geek.Konsole Challenge
Elimination rounds. See the complete
schedule in the video game room for
signup and details.
12 pm - Geek.Konsole Challenge
FINAL Challenge! The last two challengers
face off in this hair-raising event!
1 pm - Mortal Kombat (PS3)
A brilliant and horrifying revival of
everything Mortal Kombat once stood for.
2 pm - DS/3DS Meetup
No need to compete at anything. Maybe
trade some Pokémon. Race some Mario
Kart. Get a ton of puzzle pieces in 3DS
Puzzle Swap!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
12 pm - Dance Dance Revolution
You are a super dancer! Compete not for
pure score, but for number of “perfects.”
2 pm - Super Mario Bros - speed run
If you’ve never played Mario alongside
fifteen other people, going as fast as you
possibly can, then you haven’t lived.
2:30 pm - Duck Hunt - marathon
Because we still hate that dog.
GAMING
19
LAN GAMING
LAN GAMING
Greenway Room
Opens: Friday, 10:00 am
Closes: Sunday, 4:00 pm
WE'LL
BE PLAYING:
1. Counter-Strike: Source
2. Team Fortress 2
3. Left 4 Dead 2
4. Unreal Tournament 2004
5. Starcraft
6. Other popular games
Geek.Kon is having a LAN again this year. Come join us
in the Greenway room for some awesome PC gaming fun
and you might end up winning one of the many door
prizes in our raffle. Don't want to leave it up to chance?
Show everyone your elite fragging skills in one of our
LAN tournaments and win prizes for being the best. Just
bring your computer and plug it into our network and off
you go. Don't have a computer or didn't bring yours? No
problem! Use one of the Geek.Kon PCs and start fragging
your way to the top.
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Friday:
Unreal Tournament 2004 ............... 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday:
Counter-Strike: Source ................... 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Team Fortress 2 ..............................6:00 pm – 8:00 am
Sunday:
Starcraft 1 .................................10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Any time left over after tournaments finish and between the listed time slots is open
gaming. We are willing to give anything a go that everyone can participate in.
Many thanks to our LAN sponsors for donating promotional items and prizes.
20
GAMING
21
TABLE TOP GAMING
TABLE TOP GAMING
Salon Ballroom D-E
Opens: Friday, 12:00 pm
Closes: Sunday, 4:00 pm
GUEST CHARITY GAMING EVENTS
Bid for a seat at our Charity Auction! (See Page 10)
Munchkin with John Kovalic- Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Let's Kill with Aaron Pavao- Saturday, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Shadowrun with Aaron Pavao- Sunday, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
CCG TOURNAMENTS
Yu Yu Hakusho TCG Sealed Deck
Friday- 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Play the card game based on the hit anime!
Each player will be given a starter deck,
six packs and an alternate art version of
Power Strike. This is a Swiss-style
tournament, so players will not be
eliminated in any round. Winners will
receive packs and the top prize will
include a card signed by one of the voice
actors! Run by R.J. Boehmer, formerly of
Score Entertainment (makers of the game).
$15 entry fee. Up to 16 Players.
Magic: The Gathering: Standard
Saturday- 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$5 entry fee. Bring your own standard
legal deck. 4 rounds;, prizes: 4-0 = 5 M12
packs, 3-1 = 3 packs, 2-2 = 1 pack. Buy
your tickets at Registration.
Magic: The Gathering: M12 Sealed
Saturday- 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$25 Entry fee. Each player gets 6 booster
packs of M12 from which to build their
deck. 4 rounds; prizes: 4-0 = 5 M12
packs, 3-1 = 3 packs, 2-2 = 1 pack. Buy
your tickets at Registration.
Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament
Sunday- 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bring your decks and prepare to duel!
Standard tourney rules apply. $5 entry fee.
DEMOS
Zar
Saturday- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zar is a fast-paced card game of strategy
and luck where you must match the symbol
or color when it's your turn (or anytime if
you match both). First player to run out of
cards wins. 2-9 Players.
22
GAMING
Monster Mash (Warhammer)
Saturday- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bring your terrifying monsters to the table
or use one of the supplied monsters in an
all-out,
no-holds-barred
Warhammer
Fantasy Battles monster brawl.
Each
round will run approximately two hours. 18 Players.
Twilight Imperium
Sunday- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
"Epic game of trade, struggle for power,
warfare, diplomacy and technological
progression." Experience preferred, but
not required. This demo will also be using
the Shattered Empire Expansion.
3-8
Players.
LARP EVENTS
Are You A Werewolf?
Friday & Saturday Night- 10:00 pm – 8:00 am
A mind game for 8-15 players, in which a
vengeful group of villagers must figure out
who among them is secretly a werewolf
(before it's too late...). Up to 24 Players.
There Were Seven (Legend of the Five Rings)
Saturday & Sunday- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
You were told that there would be 6
samurai here from the secretive Scorpion
clan for a life and death mission. And then
there were 7. This will be rules-light LARP
with pre-made characters. 7 Players.
RPGS
Grave Undertakings™ Introductory Adv.
Fri.- 12–2 pm and 3–5 pm
Sat.- 12–2 pm, 2–4 pm, 5–7 pm and 7–9 pm
A perfect chance to try out Pathfinder. This
quick session will give enough knowledge
to play the game and then have fun
actually playing in one of our devious
scenarios.
Experienced
players
also
welcome. 4-6 Players.
TABLE TOP GAMING
Grave Undertakings™ Tomb of Caragthax
Friday- 6–10 pm
Saturday- 12–4 pm and 5–9 pm
A curious girl has wandered her way down
a hole, and didn't quite find Wonderland.
It's the party's job to try and save her!
Newer
players
are
welcome,
but
experience in any d20 system is helpful. 46 Players.
The Bleeding Hollow©
Part 1: Fri.- 6–10 pm; Part 2: Sat.- 12–4 pm
Part 3: Sat.- 5–9 pm; Part 4: Sun.- 10 am–2 pm
Bertram's End, in Westden Falls, needs
fearless heroes to defend against Harpy
attacks on their trade route. But, as the
party will see, all is not as it seems.
Previous d20 experience is preferred. 4-6
Players.
The Bridge and the Geisha
(Legend of the Five Rings)
Friday- 2–4 pm and 8–10 pm
Courtly intrigue in the Asian fantasy
setting of Rokugan. Game will be rules
light,
combat
minimal.
Pre-made
characters will be provided. Mild adult
themes. Up to 8 Players.
Trouble in Bijou (Savage Worlds)
Saturday- 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
1888 - Indians have been attacking the
few small farms and ranches near Bijou,
South Dakota and you’ve been asked to
help defend the homestead. Will you be
able to figure out what's really going on
before all the settlers are driven off their
hard-won land? Plot twists abound in this
Savage Worlds western. Pre-generated
characters provided. Beginners welcome.
5 Players.
Into the Nexus
Friday- 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Saturday- 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Based on the Death Gate Cycle books by
by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. We
enter the air realm where the three races
are at war. There is danger and profit to
be found at every turn. Play the Magic. Up
to 6 Players.
Betrayal of the Ancient Masters (Exalted)
Friday- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday- 8–10 am and 5–7 pm
A module for Exalted.
Pre-made
characters will be provided with simple
rules for new players, or full rules for
experienced
players.
We'll
change
modules if we have return players between
sessions. 6 Players.
Verus
Saturday- 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
On the planet called Verus, humans and
dragons fought to their mutual extinction
centuries ago. Why? And what did they
leave behind? Find out at our demo! 4-6
Players.
OTHER SCHEDULED EVENTS
Crook's End
RPG, 5–6 Players, Fri.- 3–9 pm
Federation Commander
Board Game, 2–4 Players
Fri.- 5–7 pm & Sat.- 10 am–12 pm
Danger on Lo Salamos (Gamma World)
Friday- 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A band of salvagers comes across a goldmine of ancient tech in the high desert. But
they accidentally unleash destructive
forces beyond their comprehension. Pregenerated characters will be provided.
Beginners welcome. 5 Players.
Shields of Ferelden: A Dragon Age Intro Adventure
RPG, 5 Players, Fri.- 6–10 pm
Unhallowed Metropolis
Friday- 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday- 2–5 pm, 12–3 pm
Unhallowed is a Neo-Victorian Horror RPG
that infuses elements of steam punk. Think
of Frankenstein, Dracula, 28 Days Later,
and throw in some Poe for a kick. That is
the world of Unhallowed. 6 Players.
Prime Directive
RPG, 6 Players, Sat.- 1–5 pm
Star Fleet Battle Forces
CCG, Up to 6 Players, Fri.- 5–7 pm
Invasive Procedure
RPG, 5 Players, Sat.- 11 am–5 pm
GAMING
23
VENDOR / ARTIST GUIDE
VENDOR ROOM
Location: Michigan Room
FRI: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SAT: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
SUN: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
VENDOR GUIDE
20th Century Books- V15
Anime Fan Zone- V5 – V8
Anime Klub- V21 – V24
AnimeStuffStore- V17 – V20
Cardz Xtcetera- V4
Eagle Anime- V1 – V2
Elysium Armory- V30
Fast Food Anime- V25 – V28
J&D Games- V14
Lemonbrat.com- V31 – V32
Mad-Gear- V9
Pawstar- V10 – V11
Pegasus Games- V29
Tasty Peach Studios- V16
Wayne's World- V3
Zombie Rights Campaign- V12 – V13
ARTIST GUIDE
Alayna- A11
AndreaJacqLee- A35
Angry Fox Studio- A26
Ashes Sweetbloodwolf- A36
CHOU! LLC- A30
Cubecrazy2- A12
Day-Glow Studio- A1 – A2
DEADbeat Studio- A22
Dreamgear Studios- A38
Epic WIN Studio- A13 – A14
Fes Works- A25
Generic Dreamers- A40
Goodies Galore- A37
Hue Vang- A20
KNACC- A27
Lunar Storm Studios- A5 – A6
Meg's Crafty Creations- A34
Megoomba- A15
Meredith Dillman Fantasy Art- A19
Mystic Sheep Studios- A8
Neil Jam Comics- A24
Prairie Knoll Stitchery- A9 – A10
Rainarc Rhapsody- A17
Rubber Punk Producktions- A3 – A4
Sewntogether Reflections- A23
Singing Lemur Jewelry- A28
Sonny Strait- A31
Strange Land Costuming- A39
Studio Anti Thesis- A18
Studio Gulliver- A32
Studio Hush- A7
Subtle T's- A29
Super Effective Buttons- A16
Taeliac Studio- A21
Zashi's Corner- A33
VENDOR ROOM RULES
1.
Shoplifting will not be tolerated. Getting caught stealing will result in the revocation of
your badge.
2.
Please be considerate of others while in the Vendor Room. No pushing or shoving.
3.
Please provide proper photo ID with proof of age when purchasing adult materials.
4.
Do not block the aisles if posing for a picture while in the vendor room. Please move
out of the way.
5.
Do not be disruptive while in the Vendor Room. Geek.Kon reserves the right to remove
people from the room for inappropriate behavior.
24
VENDORS
VENDOR ROOM MAP
VENDORS
25
26
PROGRAMMING
PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
PROGRAMMING
27
28
PROGRAMMING
PANEL DESCRIPTIONS
Altaïr and Malik's Super Fun Time
Saturday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Salon G
Ever wanted to jump into haystacks from
extreme heights? Ever wanted to know how
to be an assassin? Well here is your
chance! Join Altair and Malik to learn how
to be an amazing assassin, from being
sneaky to learning how to swim (no
lifeguard on duty).
AMV Basics: Intro to Video Editing
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 pm, Salon F
Making an Anime Music Video is easier
than you think! Preparing footage,
important tools and basic concepts for
brainstorming and creation will be
covered. AMV examples will be included
to illustrate how these concepts are used.
Babylon 5 Fan Panel
Sunday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Milwaukee
A fan panel for the show Babylon 5 and
the world it created. We live for the one,
we die for the one.
Baka Desu Ne! (Being An Idiot In Japan)
Saturday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Milwaukee
Wanna learn what it's like to learn
Japanese, live in Japan and then start a
crazy-amazing indie animation project to
teach Japanese? Then this panel is for you.
Boobs Are The Real Superpower: A
Discussion of Comic Book Superheroes
Saturday Night, 1:00 – 2:00 am, Salon G
Join two nerd girls for a look into comic
book superheroes and we'll discuss what
their real powers are. Screw kryptonite,
Superman's powers fail when the curl on
his forehead isn't perfect, and Tony Stark
is really just an alcoholic in a metal suit.
Afterward, let us know what superheroes
you’d like to discuss, and we’ll change the
panel for next time! (Must Be 18+)
Boy Meets...Boy?
Saturday, 11:00 pm – 1:00 am, Salon G
Fangirls far and wide have written, drawn,
discussed and enjoyed yaoi —male/male
relationships— in anime, manga, games
and movies for years. However, not many
look beneath the surface. This panel covers
the history of yaoi and dissects the
archetypes of, and fandom surrounding,
the genre of boy love. (Must Be 18+)
Byakko Dojo
Sunday, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Wisconsin
A demonstration of Enshu Iaido
participation with the audience
question and answer.
with
and
Convention Horror Stories
Friday, 9:00 – 11:00 pm, Mendota
Jim Frenkel, Jerry Jewell, Sonny Strait
Our convention guests share their very
own stories of convention mischief,
mishaps
and
mayhem
that
they’ve
experienced throughout their travels.
(Must Be 18+)
Coolest Science Fiction of the 21st Century
Friday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Mendota
Jim Frenkel
Talking about the coolest fiction, writers,
stories and concepts of SF so far this
century.
Cosplargh: How Not to Cosplay
Friday, 11:00 pm – 12:30 am, Mendota
In this panel, you will see the very best and
worst of cosplay. Join Yushi and Balni as
they
provide
a
no-holds-barred
commentary on the Internet’s finest.
(Must Be 18+)
Cosplay Photoshoots: Conception to Perception
Friday, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Milwaukee
Planning cosplay photoshoots is one of the
most taxing yet rewarding feats to take
on. You have to wrangle costumes, people
and space (plus a photographer!) to make
you and your companions look awesome.
Come and learn how to successfully plan
(pre-production), shoot and finish (postproduction) a photoshoot. It takes lots of
leg work, but the end result is well worth it!
Costume and Weapon Prop Safety
Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Salon F
A basic how-to panel for keeping yourself,
your props, your costumes and the rest of
the con looking good and playing safe at
the con.
Disclaimer:
The views of the panelists are not
necessarily representative of the
views of Geek Kon, Inc.
PROGRAMMING
29
Costume Q&A
Sunday 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Salon G
This wildly popular panel is back for a
third year in a row! There’s a lot to talk
about with costuming, so we might have
missed a topic or two. Whether you have a
specific question about a specific
costume, or just want to ask about wigs or
props or sewing, this is your chance. Pick
the brains of expert costumers, including
Master-level competitors, who would be
happy to answer your questions.
Costuming 101
Sunday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Salon G
Information
about
costuming
every
hobbyist should know! From the origins
and history of the hobby and the term
"cosplay" to the transportation and
storage of your carefully created projects.
Join the Madison Area Costuming Society
for this panel on some of the more obscure
topics of the hobby that never seem to
make it to other costuming-related panels.
Crash Course to Webcomics
Sunday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Milwaukee
Essentially an informational for those that
are just getting into webcomics (either in
reading them, but mostly in creating them),
and gives a good run-down of what they
should be doing. Because too many
webcomickers start with sub-par online
presence.
Creating a Steampunk Persona
Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Salon G
Members of Steam Century lead a
discussion on creating and flushing out
your steampunk persona and world.
Creating Enduring Characters
Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Milwaukee
Troy Denning
Troy Denning will talk about how to create
a protagonist or supporting characters
that
find
instant
acceptance
and
immediately befriend a legion of readers
eager to get to know them better and
follow them through the pages.
Designing Game Mechanics
Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Mendota
Matt Forbeck, John Kovalic, Aaron Pavao
Some of our game creators talk about
what makes a game a good game and
what goes into figuring out the mechanics
of a game.
30
PROGRAMMING
Directing for Anime
Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Wisconsin
Sonny Strait
ADR director Sonny Strait talks about the
challenges and the excitement of adapting
a Japanese script into a suitable English
dub.
Dissecting A Costume
Friday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Salon F
The first step in making a costume is
picking it apart and doing the research
into how it goes together. This popular
panel is back, featuring Master Costumer
Stacey Lee dissecting costume designs
right before your eyes.
Doctor Who: Time, Space and the Whoniverse
Friday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Salon G
A general fan panel where we can talk
about everything Doctor Who from the
Doctor, his Tardis, companions and the
rest of the Doctor Who universe.
The Do's and Don'ts of Con Etiquette
Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Salon F
If you're a con-goer, you should know
exactly what it means to be "that guy."
You know, the one who takes pride in not
showering or sleeping all weekend long,
living on Pocky and fast food for the
duration of the con? The one who cuts in
front of the autograph line to get his whole
anime collection signed and seems to
make the guests and cosplayers really
uncomfortable? This panel not only has
some tips on how to avoid being "that
guy," but also to improve your overall con
experience by attaining more meaningful
interactions with guests and cosplayers,
featuring advice and stories from Tiffany
Grant, Cripsin Freeman and a slew of
cosplayers.
Dragonball
Sunday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Mendota
Jerry Jewell, Sonny Strait
Sonny and Jerry share their experiences
working on DB, DBZ, DBGT and DBZ Kai.
eBooks vs. Traditional Publishing
Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Milwaukee
Bodden, Forbeck, Frenkel, McElroy
Discuss the differences in the way
publishing works between more traditional
(hardcover/softcover) methods and the
new revolution of eBooks.
Elvish Writing and Conversation
Saturday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Salon G
David Salo
David Salo discusses his linguistic studies
and work on the elvish languages from
Lord Of The Rings.
Famicom Dojo: Train Your Game!
Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Salon G
Catch up on the edutainment you might
have missed from the Famicom Dojo
webseries.
Fanfiction Forum
Saturday, 10:00-11:00am, Salon F
An open discussion on the wonders,
curiosities and eternal frustrations of
fanfiction. Newbies and veterans alike are
welcome to bring questions, thoughts or
helpful suggestions for the rest of us to
ponder. All relevant topics are fair game,
but
expect
talk
about
technique,
publishing options and handling readers,
editors and criticism.
Film Making For Dummies
Saturday, 12:30 – 1:00 pm, Milwaukee
Whether its a fan film or a feature film,
there are certain things you need to know
about making a film. Learn from us- the
ladies of Em. K. Productions. We have a
film and a half under our belts, giving us
many stories to tell - of our mistakes and of
the wisdom gained from our experience.
Plus, see clips and take part in some Q and
A!
FMA Through the Eyes of Maes Hughes
Friday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Mendota
Sonny Strait
Ever wonder what FMA was like in Hughes'
boots? Why is he willing to push Roy to the
top? Now is the opportunity to find out!
Come join Sonny Strait and get your
answers from Hughes himself!
FMA Unraveled
Sunday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Salon F
A question-led discussion about the
Fullmetal Alchemist universe. All questions
are welcome and will be answered to the
full extent of the panelists' knowledge of
FMA and its inner workings.
Forum Meetup
Saturday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Salon F
Meet up with all the great people you met
throughout the year on the Geek.Kon
forums!
Fruits Basket
Saturday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Mendota
Jerry Jewell
Jerry shares his experiences working on
the Fruits Basket anime.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Before
Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Mendota
Jerry Jewell
A discussion on the differences and
similarities of all of Fullmetal Alchemist
including the manga, both anime series,
movie and novels. Warning: this panel
could have major spoilers if you haven't
read the manga or watched either series.
Funtom Toy Co.: Expansion into Gaming
Saturday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Salon F
The Funtom Toy Company has developed a
new card game and founder Ciel
Phantomhive is looking to research this
new game. Join Ciel and Sebastian at the
Phantomhive Manor to help test this game
before it is released. A prize will be given
to the person who can strike Ciel's fancy.
(The game is Apples to Apples. Don't
worry if you don't know how to play, we'll
be glad to teach you.)
Game Creation
Friday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Milwaukee
John Kovalic, Aaron Pavao
Panel discussing how games are created
and the ins and outs of creating a good,
playable game.
Games and Education
Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Milwaukee
Aaron Pavao
Aaron Pavao will discuss the use of games
in classrooms and as an educational
system.
Gamification
Friday, 10:00 – 11:00 pm, Milwaukee
Aaron Pavao
Can the integration of Game Mechanics in
non-game environments boost social
networking and education? Aaron Pavao
will discuss this relatively new idea that
seems to have really caught on.
Geek Dating
Friday Night, 12:00 – 1:00 am, Salon G
Join a real geek couple as they discuss
what it's like to date in the geek world.
Advice for singles and couples alike!
Audience input welcome and encouraged.
(Must Be 18+)
PROGRAMMING
31
Geek Music 102
Friday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Salon F
You don't have to be cool to rock! Stop in
for a sampling of music that appeals to
geeks and speaks to what really matters in
life: mad scientists, zombies and wicked
role-playing sessions! We'll hit mainstays
like
Jonathan
Coulton
along
with
introductions to nerdcore, the musical
that's all about a D&D campaign and more!
Geeking Out In The 00’s
Sunday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Milwaukee
A general discussion about every thing you
geeked out about in the last decade. From
the TV shows you loved to the rise of
anime, movies, MMOs and a new
generation of video games systems.
Getting Published in the Gaming World
Saturday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Mendota
Bodden, Forbeck, Valentinelli, McElroy
So you love the Steampunk Spider Moneys
From Venus RPG so much that you want to
write for it? Great! That's a good start.
However, there are a few pitfalls —and
potentially some shortcuts— to getting
noticed and improving the chances that
your submission will be considered. Our
panel will discuss the optimal methods for
breaking into the gaming world as a writer
or illustrator and will field questions from
the audience toward the end.
Girl Geeks Unite!
Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Mendota
Monica Valentinelli
A panel celebrating all the girl geeks out
there and discussing some of the
challenges that girls in a geek world have
to overcome.
Girls, Geeks and Gaming
Saturday, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Salon G
Ladies, why are we so outnumbered? And
gentlemen, why is it so difficult to find a
woman who knows that mana are cards, pi
is not just for eating and considers a
Tardis an acceptable wedding cake
topper? Why is there is a gender skew in
the world of sci-fi, fantasy and gaming and
what can be done to even the odds?
Guest Geek Out Panel
Saturday, 9:00 – 10:30 pm, Milwaukee
Bodden, Denning, Forbeck, Valentinelli, TBA
In this panel, the guests will get a chance
to talk about what sort of stuff gets THEM
geeked out!
32
PROGRAMMING
Harry Potter: 7 Years of Magic
Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Salon G
With the Harry Potter series now at
everyone is invited to take a ride
Hogwarts Express one more time
discuss the our favorite aspects
trio's 7 years of magic. Come join
interactive panel.
a end,
on the
as we
of the
in this
Hetalia
Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Wisconsin
Jerry Jewell
Jerry Jewell, the voice of Russia, shares his
experiences working on the Hetalia anime.
The Hobbit
Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Mendota
David Salo
Having served as the linguistic advisor,
David Salo discusses the new Hobbit
movie.
The Horror and Wonder of NaNoWriMo
Sunday, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Milwaukee
Have you ever tried to brave the
confusingly wonderful and horrifically
rewarding journey of writing a novel?
Have you ever tried to do it in a month?
National
Novel
Writing
Month
(NaNoWriMo) is an event that challenges
writers to put pen to paper and complete
a novel in a month’s time. Come to learn
more about NaNoWriMo and share
stories about the horrors and joys of the
NaNoWriMo challenge.
I Fight Dragons: Interactive Tech Demo
Saturday, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Wisconsin
I Fight Dragons
Get an insider's view of one of the most
unique band set-ups around when I Fight
Dragons shows off how they use old video
game equipment, computers and ingenuity
to make a show like no other!
I Fight Dragons Q&A
Friday, 6:00 – 7:00pm, Wisconsin
I Fight Dragons
Meet and greet with the band I Fight
Dragons! Find out all about this one-of-akind band from Chicago, from their unique
choice of instruments to their interesting
taste in song topics and all the great stuff
in between that makes their music so
entertaining.
Jenny Everywhere: Open Source Comic Character
Friday, 10:00 – 11:00 pm, Salon F
Jenny Everywhere (aka "The Shifter") is an
open source comic heroine. She's a
purposefully
designed
open
source
character that has certainly gained some
recognition in assorted artistic circles as
well as some press coverage. I didn't
create her; I just run the only (and most
comprehensive) archive of anything and
everything of Jenny Everywhere.
Manly Men of Anime
Saturday, 9:30 – 11:00 pm, Salon F
Once again, Richard Englebert and the
legendary Nick Izumi (whose YouTube
show you should totally check out) bring to
you the debate panel to end all debate
panels: Manly Men of Anime!!!! Panelists
and attendees alike nominate and debate
the manliness of their favorite anime
characters. Who will make the cut this time
around?
Join Geek.Kon Staff!
Sunday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Milwaukee
Ever wonder what it takes to put on a
convention like Geek.Kon? Come get some
insights, hear some stories and ask any
questions you may have.
Manly Women of Anime
Saturday, 8:30 – 9:30 pm, Salon F
Big girls with big guns! And I don't mean
firearms. Can characters like Mari and D
from Project A-ko be dynamic, or are they
doomed to be throw away gags?
LARP Panel
Friday, 9:00 – 10:00 pm, Milwaukee
Aaron Pavao, Matt McElroy
Aaron and Matt talk about LARPing...what
it is, how to do it and how to write a good
LARP.
Masquerade Orientation
Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Salon G
Come and find out the specifics for how
the day will go and ask questions of the
Masquerade staff.
Attendance at
Orientation
is
mandatory
for
all
participants.
Life of a Freelancer
Sunday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Salon G
Monica Valentinelli, Matt McElroy
Panel talking about what it's actually like
to set your own hours.
Live Action Word On The Street
Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Mendota
Bill Bodden, John Kovalic
Come cheer on two teams made up of
audience members and Konvention guests
as they brainstorm words within a
category to knock the most letters off the
board the shortest time. Time is of the
essence in Out Of The Box Publishing's fastpaced game of words in the Fast Lane!
MangaMan's Kamishibai
Sunday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Salon G
Kamishibai is a Japanese form of
storytelling with pictures. MangaMan and
friends wish to recreate this classic form of
story telling with a new twist. Join them as
they do dramatic readings from many
popular manga such as: Bobobo-bo Bobobo, Lupin the 3rd, the Ghostbusters
Manga and many more!
Masquerade Presentation and Documentation
Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Salon G
So you want to take the next step up and
enter
a
costume
competition–
the
Masquerade! Learn from award-winning
costumers
from
the
Madison
Area
Costuming Society how to tailor your
performance to your costume and show
your best to the judges. Also includes a
segment on preparing reference materials
and documentation for workmanship. You
don’t have to be a professional actor to
enjoy being on stage!
Masquerade Reception
Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 pm, Salon G
Here is your chance to offer feedback and
ask questions about the Masquerade. An
informal reception for participants and
any others who may be interested in
speaking to the Masquerade staff or other
participants for any reason whatsoever.
Come join us for a fun, informal chat.
MMO Worlds
Sunday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Salon F
Whether it's dodging the White Hand Orcs
in LOTRO or those darned rollerrats in AO,
we explore the variety of experiences
MMO's have to offer.
PROGRAMMING
33
Moon Prism Power, Make Up!
Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00 pm, Salon G
Admit it, you still know all the lyrics to the
English opening. After all this time, Sailor
Moon still has a place in the hearts of
many a girl (and boy!) for whatever reason
it may be. Why is this show still so great?
How does it still capture our attention
after all these years? Who hasn't wanted
to have Serena/Usagi's disguise pen? Join
us and we'll discuss what effect SM has
had on us all.
Naruto: A Soul's Purpose
Friday, 11:00 pm – 1:00 am, Salon F
Gaara, Neji and their friends have arrived
at Geek.Kon! Come show us your ninja
way as we dive head first into the world of
Naruto. We will be having trivia, AMVs, a
photoshoot as well as discussing the anime
itself. Oh, and don't worry there will be
plenty of surprises!
New Author/New World
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 pm, Mendota
Monica Valentinelli
Discussing opportunities for unpublished
authors and how to navigate in this world.
A Noob's Guide to Playing God: How to DM
Saturday, 3:00 - 4:00pm, Salon F
A 40-minute panel on starting a campaign
and how to keep it running with 10-minute
Q&A.
One Piece
Friday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Mendota
Sonny Strait, Jerry Jewell
Sonny and Jerry share their experiences
working on One Piece.
Otaku Tonight with Professor Pher
Saturday, 9:30 – 11:00 pm, Wisconsin
In this late-night talk show-style panel,
Professor Pher brings comedy, skits and
guests to a live audience at Geek.Kon!
With special guests Taeliac Cosplay
Studio, Adam Pulver and musical guest
Regdar and the Fighters!
Podcasting 101
Saturday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Salon G
Fes
Works
offers
experience
and
perspective
on
podcasting,
with
experience hosting several podcasts over
the years and currently doing three.
34
PROGRAMMING
Sci-Fi On TV
Friday, 10:00 – 11:00 pm, Salon G
Chatting about all the sci-fi and fantasy
shows currently on the air and the new
ones set to arrive. Since it's impossible for
anyone to keep up with all the shows,
audience participation is mandatory.
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films 365
Saturday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Salon F
We look back at the science fiction and
fantasy movies of the previous 365 days
with trailers, handouts, the Buzzy and
Muffy Awards and lots of discussion.
Audience participation mandatory!
Shadowrun According to Aaron
Sunday, 11:00am-12:00pm, Mendota
Aaron Pavao
Aaron Pavao talks about his work on
Shadowrun and explains game concepts.
Shogunate Underdogs: The Shinsengumi
Friday, 9:00 – 10:00 pm, Salon F
Like
Rurouni
Kenshin,
Peacemaker
Kurogane or Hakuouki? Come learn more
about the historical Shinsengumi group
and why they're still a popular subject of
Japanese media.
Small/Indie Press Publishing
Friday, 5:30-6:30pm, Salon F
Monica Valentinelli, Matt McElroy
How small, independent publishers work
and how they are different from the large
mainstream publishing companies.
Sonny Strait's Swinging Sidekicks
Sunday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Mendota
Sonny Strait
Founded on 1 August 2010, Sonny Strait's
Swinging Sidekicks is the official fanclub
for Sonny Strait. Join Admiral Kimmy and
Fuhrer Sonny Strait himself for Q&A about
Sonny and the club, trivia and just an allaround good time!
Star Wars Shared Worlds
Saturday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Milwaukee
Troy Denning
Troy Denning will talk about his work as
an author for the Star Wars shared worlds
novel series.
Steampunk
Friday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Mendota
Jim Frenkel
Jim Frenkel talks about what steampunk is,
how it got its name, and how it got its start.
Jim describes this panel as “skiffy trends
morph through the last four decades.”
Voice Actor 101
Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Wisconsin
Jerry Jewell, Sonny Strait
A VA workshop/acting workshop where
people will come up and read lines/scenes
and the VAs will offer helpful advice and
suggestions for improvement.
Swap Meet
Saturday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Salon F
Come to the swap meet to trade unwanted
items with others so you can both get what
you want! No cash exchanges permitted!
Voice Actor Q&A
Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Wisconsin
Jerry Jewell, Sonny Strait
Q&A with the voice actors.
10 Years of Munchkin, 15 Years of Dork Tower
Saturday, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Milwaukee
John Kovalic
It’s the 10-year anniversary of Munchkin.
Come join Munchkin Illustrator John Kovalic
to hear a little bit about how this game, and
his webcomic Dork Tower, came about.
Teaching Your Children to Be Good Gamers
Sunday, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Mendota
Aaron Pavao
How to raise your gamer children to be
good gamers. We all know that one kid
who whines whenever his/her character dies
or tries to powertrip whenever he/she is the
GM. This panel will talk about how to teach
your kids NOT to do that.
Tie-In Fiction
Saturday, 8:00 – 9:00 pm, Milwaukee
Troy Denning, Matt Forbeck, Jim Frenkel
The ins and outs of writing a book based on
a popular TV show or game and how this
work differs from writing standard fiction
with your own characters and settings.
Tolkien Panel
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 pm, Milwaukee
Jim Frenkel, David Salo
Discussion about the works of Tolkien.
David Salo will talk about his work as a
linguistic advisor for the films.
Vampire: The Masquerade
Saturday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Mendota
Matt McElroy
With this year marking the 20th anniversary
of the game, Matt McElroy will discuss the
game through his experiences with White
Wolf in writing for both Flames Rising and
DriveThruRPG.com.
Webcomics
Saturday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Milwaukee
John Kovalic, Sonny Strait
Do you have a great idea? Not quite sure
how to get it on paper? Do you have Jack
rabbits that ride stick ponies? Need to find
out if Coconino Valley is real? It's all in the
details to make something your very own.
Come sit and listen to Sonny and John talk
about Webcomics!
What Is Science Fantasy Anyway?
Sunday, 11:00am – 12:00 pm, Milwaukee
Jim Frenkel
Jim describes this panel as “Hybrids way
before cars, but not the kind Luther Burbank
made...”
When Fanservice Ruins Your Anime
Saturday, 11:00 pm – 12:00 am, Salon F
When does fanservice go too far? Are there
shows you stopped watching or will not
watch because the fanservice is a bit too
much? Here is a panel to talk about it.
Who Would Win in a Fight?
Friday, 11:00 pm – 12:00 am, Salon G
Join the greatest minds of our generation to
settle the age old debates of which is betterthe Enterprise-D or an Imperial Star
Destroyer. After we settle this epic
dilemma, we shall tackle the other great
debates that every geek has pondered over
the ages.
Why Being a Gamer Geek Is Socially Acceptable
Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Mendota
Members of TPK Games discuss the history
of gaming, social implications, the rise of
technology and the effects of gaming on
pop culture, which opens up gaming to the
masses again. We will discuss the new
philosophy on "being a gamer geek" and
what that means in this decade.
PROGRAMMING
35
Why Did I Agree To Do This? LARP Logisitics
Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Milwaukee
So you've agreed to run a LARP (Live Action
Roleplaying Game)? Why? Don't panic.
Experienced Storytellers who've run LARPs
promise not to laugh at you and instead tell
you the secrets of making it a fun,
memorable experience for all parties.
Writing Panel
Saturday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Milwaukee
Denning, Forbeck, Frenkel, Pavao, Valentinelli
A more traditional panel in which our
authors talk about what it’s like to be an
author, what publishers are looking for, and
answer
general
questions
from
the
audience.
Women in Gaming
Sunday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Salon F
Talking about how women are introduced in
gaming whether it be board games, card,
tabletop or video. Dealing with rules
lawyers. Dealing with a male-dominated
society. Playing gender-bending roles and
much more if you want to talk about it.
Writing Workshop: Read & Critique
Sunday, 10:00am – 12:00 pm, Salon G
Troy Denning, Monica Valentinelli
A two-hour workshop where participants
bring in something they’ve written and have
the panel look over it with a rather critical
eye
and
offer
suggestions
for
changes/improvements and advice for how
to polish the work. More of a hands-on
workshop than a formal panel.
World Building
Saturday, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Mendota
Denning, Forbeck, Frenkel, Pavao, Valentinelli
This year, both fiction authors and game
creators will converge to talk about their
experiences creating a world setting for
either a game, novel or book series. They’ll
offer tips and advice for making it
believable and discuss the challenges of
trying to invent a new world.
Writing Campaigns: Tips for GMs
Friday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Milwaukee
Aaron Pavao
A panel to discuss how to write exciting,
interesting and compelling adventures for
your gaming group that actually work. The
panel of experts will talk about some of the
ways they come up with ideas, how to
incorporate them into winning adventures,
how to keep your gaming group interested
and how to be a really good GM.
Writing Manga
Saturday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Mendota
Sonny Strait
This is a teaching workshop on how one
makes Manga. Q&A on anything and
everything about drawing, inking, writing
and MORE!!
Writing for Shared Worlds Settings
Saturday, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Milwaukee
Denning, Forbeck, Frenkel, McElroy, Valentinelli
A panel talking about the fun and the
challenges of writing for a world setting that
you share with other authors.
36
PROGRAMMING
Youtube Poop and Other Internet Oddities
Friday Night, 12:30 – 2:00 am, Mendota
This toast is what all true warriors strive for!
Join us as we subject you to strange,
hilarious, and often disturbing Youtube
video sensation known as “Youtube Poop”
(ok, sensation is a stretch). We will throw in
other funny videos for good measure.
(Must Be 18+)
Yu-Gi-Oh: Saving the World with Card Games!
Saturday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Salon G
A look at the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise including
the 5 anime series, 3 movies, 4 manga
series, several videogames and one of the
most popular collectible trading card
games in the world. Join us to share your
favorite (and least favorite) memories with
the series as well as learn facts about it you
may have never known.
VIEWING ROOMS
WHEN THIS BABY HITS 88 MPH
Once again, we will have three Viewing
Rooms at your service running all weekend
long! This year, our selection of famous
(and infamous) classic sci-fi and internet
zaniness is housed in our Eclectic
Showcase theater. This room will also host
our three special viewing events- It Came
From The Internet, Fandub Insanity and the
Iron Butt Challenge. Otaku Theater will
have your fix of classic anime, new
favorites and staff-selected gems. Geek
Theater will host classic and current sci-fi
series including Doctor Who, Babylon 5
and Battlestar Galactica.
Be sure to check out our featured
screenings- the original Back To The
Future, Tron and 2010 hit Tron: Legacy!
VIEWING ROOM RULES
1. Do not touch the equipment.
2. No sleeping in the viewing rooms.
3. Please turn off cell phones.
4. Be quiet during programs.
5. Do not leave children unattended.
6. Do not block the aisles.
7. Pick up after yourself when leaving.
8. Follow all instructions from projectionist.
9. Report problems to Geek.Kon staff.
Please note that some material may not be
suitable for children. When available,
ratings are provided with the description.
Rooms run all weekend, but will close for
periodic air-out time.
The schedules listed here are not final and
may change without notice.
VIEWING ROOM SCHEDULE
38
VIEWINGS
VIEWING ROOM SCHEDULE
VIEWINGS
39
VIEWING ROOM SCHEDULE
40
VIEWINGS
VIEWINGS
41
GEEK CINEMA DESCRIPTIONS
Andromeda
Sat., 8:30 am
Eps 1 & 2, NBC Universal, TV-PG
Thousands of years in the future the
Galactic Commonwealth has fallen. One
man, Captain Dylan Hunt, is frozen for a
thousand years and wakes up in a galaxy
of chaos. He strives to bring back the
Commonwealth with a new crew and his
ship, the Andromeda.
Babylon 5
Fri., 4:30 pm
Eps 60 & 61, Warner Bros, TV-PG
Former Station Commander Jeffrey Sinclair
returns to Babylon Five to enlist the help of
its crew to help uphold the laws of time…
by going back in time and stealing
Babylon 4.
Back to the Future
Sat., 3:30 pm
Movie, Universal Pictures, PG
When Marty McFly goes to visit his friend,
the eccentric inventor Doctor Emmett
Brown, little does he know that he’ll
embark on an adventure that will take him
from 1985 to 1955 and change history.
Now he has to set things right, or he might
never have been born at all!
Battlestar Galactica
Sat., 6:00 pm
Miniseries, NBC Universal, TV-PG
It has been 40 years since the end of the
Human/Cylon War. But now the Cylons
are back. They look like us. They are
among us. And they have a plan…
Battlestar Galactica Classic Sat., 1:00 am
Eps 1 & 2
Fleeing from Cylon tyranny, the last
Battlestar, Galactica, leads a ragtag
fugitive fleet on a lonely quest: The shining
jewel known only as…Earth.
Doctor Who
See Schedule
Various Episodes, BBC, TV-PG
Join The Doctor on his journeys through
space and time, fighting monsters and
saving the universe. Episodes from the
2005 series and later
Doctor Who Classic
See Schedule
Various Episodes, BBC, TV-G
Classic serials from the ‘60s, ‘70s and
‘80s about a renegade Time Lord, The
Doctor, his friends and companions as they
have adventures in time and space.
Galactica 1980
Sat., 1:00 am
Eps 1 - 3, Universal, TV-G
After a long journey of many years, the
Battlestar Galactica and its fleet of
survivors finally arrive at their goal...the
planet Earth…in the year 1980.
Red Dwarf
Sun., 2:00 am
Eps 1, 53-55, BBC, TVPG
Due to an accident on board 22nd century
mining ship Red Dwarf, the entire crew is
killed save for frozen technician Dave
Lister and his cat. A million years later,
Dave wakes up and his only friends are a
hologram of his dead bunkmate and the
evolved descendant of his cat.
Stargate Atlantis
Sat., 6:30 am
Eps 1 & 2, NBC Universal, TV-PG
An International crew travels to a city in
the Pegasus Galaxy that turns out to be the
origins of the legends of Atlantis. There
they meet the natives and help protect it
from alien invaders.
Stargate SG-1
Fri., 8:30 PM
Eps 72 & 100, NBC Universal, TVPG
An elite USAF Special Forces team is sent
on missions across the universe by way of
an alien portal device, a Stargate.
unearthed and reactivated by the military.
Torchwood
Fri., 11:00 pm; Sun., 12:00 am
Eps 1, 12, 14, 23, BBC, TV-M
The 21st Century is when everything
changes. Join Captain Jack Harkness and
his team as they protect Cardiff from
aliens and monsters coming from a spacial
rift in the city.
Tron
Fri., 9:00 pm
Movie, Disney, G
When programmer Kevin Flynn hacks the
computer of the company he was fired
from to get data for software that the CEO
stole from him, he is zapped into a virtual
world where is he forced to fight for his life.
Tron: Legacy
Sat., 9:30 pm
Movie, Disney, PG
In 1989, seven years after the defeat of
the MCP, Kevin Flynn vanishes without a
trace. Now 20 years later, his son Sam
must make his own journey into the virtual
world to locate his father. Only what he
finds is not what he expects.
VIEWINGS
43
OTAKU THEATER DESCRIPTIONS
Armitage III: Poly-Matrix Sat., 12:50 am
Movie, FUNimation, PG-13
When Detective Ross Sylibus is transferred
to Mars and partnered with Armitage- a
beautiful female cop with a bad attitude.
They are assigned to investigate the
murder of a singer and other women on
Mars discovered to be robotic life forms
called Thirds, they uncover a conspiracy
that can have them both killed by the
Martian government.
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad Fri., 3:10 pm
Ep. 1-3, FUNimation, 17+
Koyuki Tanaka’s life was in a rut, even
though he was only a teenager. The stifling
grind of school, the girls that never notice
him, the lifeless distractions of the
arcades... Every day was just another day
of being a total nobody, until a fateful
meeting with Ryuusuke, a local rock 'n'
roller haunted by a shady reputation. Just
like that, Koyuki’s life got a lot more
interesting.
Bubblegum Crisis
Fri., 11:30 pm
Ep 1&2, AnimEigo, Y14
When the future city of MegaTokyo lies
under the ever present threat of attack by
mass-produced biomechanical creatures
called Boomers, four girls from varying
degrees of society band together to
protect their home. Calling themselves The
Knight Sabers, they are the only ones with
enough firepower and resourcefulness to
defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from
Genom and its berserk Boomers.
Cardcaptor Sakura
Sun., 8:50 am
Ep. 1-3, Geneon, 13+
Sakura Kinomoto was an ordinary 4th
grader until the day she opened a strange
book and let dozens of powerful magic
cards loose on the world. It is now her
responsibility to find and capture the freed
cards, and these cards won’t make it easy
on her. With the support of her friend
Tomoyo and a young boy with powers of
his own, she must learn how to use her
newly awakened magical abilities to
collect each card and prevent the disaster
that will befall the world if she doesn't.
44
VIEWINGS
Cat Girl Nuku Nuku
Sat., 5:00 am
Ep. 1-3, ADV Films, PG-13
When Ryunosuke's pet cat dies in an
accident, his inventor father "resurrects"
the cat by placing its brain in an android
body made in the form of a young girl. The
Android, Nuku Nuku, has the dual
purposes of being a companion/sister for
Ryunosuke as well as being a bodyguard
for his father.
Claymore
Sat., 10:00 pm
Ep. 1-3, FUNimation, 16+
Clare is a sister of the sword driven by
pain in both victory and defeat. A child
silent and suffering hidden in her past, her
march toward vengeance unfolds along a
path marked by violence, solitude and
scorn. In a land where even the predator is
prey, the haunted hearts of hunter and
hunted alike wear the scars of the age.
Dominion Tank Police
Sat., 3:45 am
Ep. 1-3, US Manga Corp, 16+
Masamune Shirow (of Ghost in the Shell)’s
darkly comedic cybepunk story about a
future where the criminals are so
powerfully armed the police department
needs to use tanks to combat crime.
Dragonball Z Kai
Sat., 8:45 am
Ep. 1-3., FUNimation, 13+
Retelling of Akira Toriyama’s classic
anime series about an alien that grows up
on Earth to become the greatest martial
artist the world has ever seen.
Eden of the East
Sun., 10:30 am
Ep. 1-3., FUNimation, 17+
Akira Takizawa wakes up naked outside
the White House with no memories. He's
got a gun in one hand and a cell phone in
the other, and he doesn't know if he's a
good guy or one of the worst. He doesn't
remember that the phone gives him instant
access to ten billion yen and a woman
who can make his most outlandish requests
a reality. He doesn't recall his connection
to the ongoing missile attacks terrorizing
the Japanese people, or the part he
played in the sudden disappearance of
20,000
shut-ins.
He
doesn't
even
remember he's supposed to save Japan
and will be murdered if he fails. Whatever
it is he's tangled up in, Takizawa's
definitely in deep.
OTAKU THEATER DESCRIPTIONS
Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone
Fri., 7:00 pm
Movie, FUNimation, PG-13
Theatrical remake of the 1996 series Neon
Genesis
Evangelion.
In
the
postapocalyptic future of 2014, mankind is
being attacked by creatures called Angels.
Only the super-secret organization NERV
can stop them….but is that NERV’s true
goal?
Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
Sat., 1:30 pm
Movie, FUNimation, PG-13
Sequel to Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not)
Alone. Shinj’s fight against the Angels gets
an assist as German-raised Asuka Langley
Shikinami is transferred in. But can Shinji
deal with Asuka’s issues on top of his own?
Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture Sat., 11:15 am
Movie, Viz, LLC, PG-13
Based on the video game series. Follow
Terry Bogard, his brother Andy, kickboxer
Joe Higashi, and ninja Mai Shiranui as
they punch, kick and chops their way
through bad guys to face off againt the
evil Laocorn in this martial arts classic.
Fruits Basket
Sat., 3:45 pm
Ep. 1-4, FUNimation, 13+
Whenever a member of the Sohma family is
embraced by a person of the opposite
gender, they transform into an animal of
the Chinese Zodiac! Somehow, the Sohmas
have managed to keep this bizarre family
curse private for generations, but when a
young girl, stumbles upon their secret, life
at the Sohma house changes forever.
Young Tohru must promise the secret will
remain her own, or face the consequences!
Featuring Guest of Honor Jerry Jewell as
Kyo!
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Sat., 5:25 pm
Ep. 1-4, FUNimation, 14+
Edward and Alphonse Elric's reckless
disregard for alchemy's fundamental laws
ripped half of Ed's limbs from his body and
left Al's soul clinging to a cold suit of
armor. To restore what was lost, the
brothers scour a war-torn land for the
Philosopher's Stone, a fabled relic which
grants the ability to perform alchemy in
impossible ways. Featuring Guest of Honor
Sonny Strait as Maes Hughes!
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Fri., 12:00 pm
Movie, Bandai, PG-13
When Makoto Konno discovers she has the
ability to leap backwards in time, she
discovers a life of carefree bliss, reliving
favorite moments and making her school
life easier. Until she discovers her time
travelling has an adverse effect on the
people she cares for most.
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C.
Sat., 2:20 am
Ep. 1-3, Manga, 17+
In the future, life between the digital and
physical world has been blurred. The
boundary of technology and humanity has
been stretched beyond imagination with
lives being led in both the electronic and
physical worlds. With the melding of man
and machine, a new cybernetic level of
existence is being created —an existence
that continues to redefine mankind.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Fri., 9:00 pm
Ep. 1-3, Bandai, 13+
In year 70 of the Cosmic Era, a group of
genetically enhanced humans, have moved
into colonies orbiting the Earth. On the
neutral colony of Heliopolis, Kira Yamato,
and his friends are going to school and
just being kids. But when the ZAFT
commando forces attack, Kira's life
changes forever. Now, Kira is forced to
defend himself and his friends, and the
enemy he faces on the battlefield is his
childhood best friend, Athrun!
Hellsing Ultimate
Sat., 11:30 pm
Ep. 1, Geneon, 16+
For
over
a
century,
the
Hellsing
Organization has been secretly protecting
the British Empire from the undead. When
Sir Integra Hellsing succeeded as the head
of the organization, she also inherited the
ultimate weapon against these undead
enemies: a rogue vampire named Alucard.
Hetalia Axis Powers
Sat., 7:05 pm
Ep. 1-3, FUNimation, 17+
Forget what you learned in history class
and imagine all the nations of the world as
cute guys hanging out on a wildly
inappropriate reality show. Now, toss in
every stereotype ever and prepare to
pledge allegiance to your favorite
superpower in Hetalia Axis Powers! With
Guest of Honor Jerry Jewell as Russia!
VIEWINGS
45
OTAKU THEATER DESCRIPTIONS
Heroic Age
Sun., 2:15 pm
Ep. 1-3, FUNimation, 14+
When humanity, known as the Iron Race, is
threatened with extinction at the hands of
the more dominant “Silver Race”, Princess
Deianeira sets out on a journey to a
galaxy far away, following the prophecies
of the Gold Race handed down by the
royal family. Then, she meets a boy named
Age. Their encounter will change the fate
of the universe...
Hyper Police
Sat., 6:15 am
Ep. 1-3, Image Entertainment, 16+
Sasahara Natsuki is a poor bounty hunter
in a world where monsters and humans live
together. Being half-human and half catbeast, Natsuki straddles the two societies
and tries to understand and respect both
while enforcing the law.
Interstella 5555
Fri., 5:40 pm
Movie, EMI Music, PG-13
Four musicians from another galaxy are
kidnapped by an evil manager to
ultimately become the biggest band on
earth. A music video collaboration based
on the Daft Punk album Discovery with
artwork by Leiji Matsumoto.
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Sat., 7:30 am
Ep. 1-3, FUNimation, 16+
Shirahama Kenichi is an average student
who has earned the nickname "Weak Legs"
from always getting bullied. One day he
meets a cute girl named Furinji Miu who
helps him build the courage to begin
training at a mysterious dojo where she
lives. Here Kenichi faces intense training
from masters of many different martial arts
styles as he attempts to become stronger.
The Legend of Black Heaven Fri., 4:25 pm
Ep. 1-3, Geneon, 13+
Oji is a middle-management drone stuck in
the drudgery of corporate lifestyle. His
only grip on sanity comes from the shred of
hope surrounding his past life as the
amazing guitarist of Black Heaven, a
heavy metal band that almost made it. In
his bleakest moment, the magic of
performing is restored to him when a
beautiful and mysterious woman informs
him that only his special sound can save
the universe from an evil alien invasion!
46
VIEWINGS
Record of Lodoss War
Sat., 7:30 pm
OAV Ep. 1-3, US Manga Corps, 14+
In ths fantasy anime classic, Emperor Beld
from the Dark Island of Marmo threatens
the Accursed Island of Lodoss with his evil.
The only ones that can stand in their way is
a ragtag crew of adventurers led by the
brash youth Parn.
Love Hina
Sun., 3:30 am
Ep. 1-2, Bandai, 17+
Keitaro Urashima is determined to be
accepted into Tokyo University, the
hardest Japanese university of all to get
into, because of a promise he made to a
girl when he was young... a girl whose
name he can't even remember. After
failing twice, he is kicked out by his
parents and goes to live with his
grandmother at her hotel, now an all-girls
boarding house. Much to his surprise and
to the tenant's disgust, Keitaro is made
manager.
Magical Project S
Sun., 6:20 am
Ep. 1-3, Geneon, 13+
Sasami has it rough! Out of the blue, she
finds herself the owner of a strange
creature named Ryo-ohki and a magical
wand that turns her into a magical girl.
Sasami doesn’t want these powers, but
can she save the town from Pixie Misa and
the monsters?
Martian Successor Nadesico Fri., 10:15 pm
Ep. 1-3, ADV Films, PG-13
Nergal Heavy Industries has spent no
expense
building
the
latest
space
battleship to be used in the war against
the Jovians. However, as Akito Tenkawa
discovers, because the military have all the
sane people Nergal is forced to crew with
crazies for their mission...just what IS their
mission, anyway?
Milennium Actress
Fri., 1:40 pm
Movie, Dreamworks, PG-13
When
Studio
Gin'ei
commissions
filmmaker Gen'ya Tachibana to make a
documentary in commemoration of its 70th
anniversary, he and his cameraman
suddenly find themselves on a rich and
dazzling journey through time. Chiyoko's
films and personal memories intertwine
with present events and stretch the
boundaries of reality.
OTAKU THEATER DESCRIPTIONS
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Sun., 7:35 am
Ep. 1-3, FUNimation, 14+
Newly transformed magical girl Takamachi
Nanoha and Yuuno Scraia, a mage-turnedferret, work together to find the 21 Jewel
Seeds spread around the world and seal
them before they’re found by those with
evil plans for them.
Onegai Teacher
Sun., 4:15 am
Ep. 1-3, Bandai, 17+
Kusanagi Kei, a high-school student living
with his aunt and uncle, has an encounter
with a female alien. This alien is revealed
to be a new teacher at his school. Later, he
is forced to marry this alien to preserve her
secrets. From there, various romanticallyinclined problems crop up repeatedly.
Paprika
Sun., 2:00 am
Movie, Columbia Pictures, PG-13
Prepare to enter the realm of fantasy and
imagination where reality and dreams
collide in a kaleidoscopic mindscape of
sheer visual genius. The magical tale
centers on a revolutionary machine that
allows scientists to enter and record a
subject's dream. When the machine is
stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant
therapist join forces to recover the device
before it falls into the hands of a dream
terrorist.
Ranma 1/2
Sat., 10:00 am
Ep. 67-69, Viz, LLC, 17+
When Ranma Saotome manages to
infuriate the pervert master of the School
of Anything Goes, Happosai, he uses a
technique on Ranma to make him weak as
a newborn baby. Can Ranma find a way to
defeat the pervert master while weak and
earn his strength back?
Rune Soldier (Louie)
Sat., 8:45 pm
Ep. 1-3, Section 23 Films, 17+
Louie, a brawny student at the mage guild
who excels more at drinking, flirting and
fighting in taverns than magic, is
reluctantly accepted by three girls (Merrillthief, Genie-fighter, and Melissa-priestess)
as a companion for their adventuring
party. As the foursome explore ruins,
battle dark creatures, and make new
friends, they also uncover a sinister plot
within the kingdom.
The Sacred Blacksmith
Sun., 11:45 am
Ep. 1-3, FUNimation, 17+
Cecily's a blushing knight in shining armor,
but her lack of skill and distaste for
violence make her an unlikely heroine until the brooding blacksmith Luke comes
to her aid, using his powerful magic to
forge blades of supernatural strength.
Cecily wields this sacred steel and charges
forth to face a dangerous new threat.
Sands of Destruction
Sun., 1:00 pm
Ep. 1-3, FUNimation, 14+
Morte is a lonely beauty with an axe to
grind and a grudge against the world. Her
brother died in the war between men and
beasts, and now she's out to make
everyone pay for her loss. That's where
Kyrie comes in. This wandering cook may
hold the key to unlocking the Destruct
Code: a mysterious orb capable of
eradicating everything in existence. The
fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Sorcerer Hunters
Sun., 3:30 pm
Ep. 1-3, Section 23 Films, 17+
Sorcerers plague the land, kidnapping
virgins and curing the people. Fortunately
there is a team of adventurers that goes
around stopping this menace – The
Sorcerer Hunters!
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki!
Sun., 5:00 am
Ep. 1-3, FUNimation, 17+
Tenchi Masaki was a normal 17-year old
boy until the day he accidentally releases
the space pirate Ryoko from a cave she
was sealed in 700 years ago. Suddenly,
four other alien girls show up at the
Masaki household as Tenchi learns his
heritage he never knew about and deals
with five alien girls who have a romantic
interest in him.
When They Cry
Sun., 12:20 am
Ep. 1-4, Geneon, 16+
On one hot summer day, a transfer student
named Maebara Keiichi comes to a
peaceful rural village in Hinamizawa. But
just as Keiichi was beginning to be
assimilated in simple rural life, he stumbles
upon the dark history of Hinamizawa. As
Keiichi dives deeper into the mystery, he
finds that his newfound friends may not be
all what they claim to be.
VIEWINGS
47
ECLECTIC SHOWCASE DESCRIPTIONS
It Came From The Internet Fri., 10:00 pm
Fandub Insanity
Sat., 12:00 am
Iron Butt Challenge
Sat., 2:00 pm
Eclectic Showcase will host Geek.Kon's
three special viewing events hosted by
MadMatt (It Came From The Internet, Iron
Butt Challenge) and Ran-san (Fandub
Insanity). For more details, see page 15.
Angry Video Game Nerd Sat., 8:30 pm
Join us once again as we continue to
watch the very best of the world's most
tee'd off gaming nerd! Join him as he sees
new lows with Sega CD and 32x, not to
mention R.O.B. the Nintendo Robot and a
slew of other horrors from the gaming
world.
Dawn of the Dead (1978) Sun., 12:30 am
The original George A. Romero Dawn of
the Dead. You know you love it, and now is
your chance to finally see it on the big
screen, and in the dead of night.
Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins Sat., 10:30 pm
Back by popular demand by the people
who didn't see all of it, and for those that
didn't know we aired it. Dragon Ball: The
Magic Begins is a low budget Hong Kong
redo of the first Dragon Ball Story, if you
can call it that, as neither the Hong Kong
nor English teams seem to know what on
Earth they're doing.
Iron King (1972)
Sun., 3:00 am
A campy classic live action show from the
same era of Kamen Rider and the
production company behind Ultraman. Iron
King takes a spaghetti western and mixes
it in with giant monster TV shows. All of it
equals parts silly and parts excellent.
JourneyQuest
Sat., 7:30 pm
Join a reluctant crew of heroes as they
venture off to find a magic sword to help
protect their home land. Fantastic fun is
abound, with this online series made by
Dead Gentlemen Productions, the same
minds behind The Gamers movies.
Kamen Rider (1971)
Sat., 9:30 am
Though not the first live action series to
kick off for a long period of time in Japan,
Kamen Rider is one of the top three live
action special effects shows to come from
Japan. This year, see the first few episodes!
48
VIEWINGS
Kamen Rider Black (1987)Sat., 10:30 am
The second to last in the original run of the
Henshin series (a final season was made
the next year with Black RX). Kamen Rider
Black was a huge mile stone for the series,
combining a season long plot, some of the
best special effects of the 80's, and
creating one of the most iconic Riders,
Kamen Rider Black is sure to please both
old fans and new comers.
The Legend of Zelda
Fri., 3:00 pm
One of the most infamous cartoons from
the 80's: either you loved it or hated it. But
now you can see where it first began! The
Legend of Zelda's first 4 episodes.
The Legend of Zelda Finale
Sun., 2:00 pm
The final 5 episodes of the original Zelda
cartoon series, a great way to end a long
weekend, with one of the shows that
started things off this year.
Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People
Sat., 12:00 pm
A horror movie from Toho, the same
company that gives us the Godzilla series.
Matango is a psychodelic horror movie.
When a ship crashes on an uncharted
island, they start eating the local
mushrooms, even after another crashed,
half-crazed captain warns them to stop
and flee the island. But for some it's
already to late.
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend
Sun., 7:30 am
The most recent of the Ultraman films, this
one brings all the newest, and most iconic
heroes and monsters from the show's
nearly 45-year run. A great movie for fans
as well as anyone interested in getting
introduced to the huge heroes from
another world.
Milkadroid: Robokill Beneath Disco Club Layla
Sun., 5:30 am
A cyborg test has gone unnoticed and
buried beneath the earth since WWII. Now
with a recent electrical problem, it lives
again. And any one it finds is doomed
unless the unfinished Cyborgs can put an
end to him.
ECLECTIC SHOWCASE DESCRIPTIONS
The Mysterians (1957)
Fri., 1:00 pm
A scientist finds out about aliens traped
out in the stars, and when he vanishes in a
forest fire, the aliens known as Mysterians
make their presence known. Created and
starring the same cast and crew from the
original Godzilla.
The Street Fighter (1974)
Fri., 6:30 pm
The movie that made Sonny Chiba a movie
legend (and no, Neptune Men didn't make
him popular at the time). Join him in his first
action packed movie, that granted him the
reputation of being an action hero.
Super Robot Red Baron
Sun., 9:30 am
From the same era as Iron King and the
original Kamen Rider. Red Baron is a giant
robot who is gifted to the creator's brother
when he is attacked by a robot terrorist
organization.
That Guy with the Glasses Fri., 4:00 pm
The one and only Nostalgia Critic comes
once again to Geek.Kon. This time
featuring the wide cast and crew from
TGwtG web site in, Kickassia!
Ultraman Next
Sat., 5:00
Originally made as a present-day remake
of the original show. Ultraman Next is a
giant monster movie that must be seen to
believe, as it restarted interest in both
Japan and America for the giant hero.
Veran the Unbelievable Sun., 12:00 pm
The last Toho movie in our roster this year.
Veran has a huge fan base, boosting him
to be shown in a number of later Godzilla
films: See him now as he was originally
intended, as a ravaging force of nature
who seeks food.
X-Men (1992)
Sat., 7:00 am
You know them all by now, but have you
seen the original cartoon that really kicked
off their popularity, and is to date one of
the closest comic book-to-TV show
translations ever. The Orginal X-Men
Episodes 1-4
White Zombie (1932)
Fri., 8:05 pm
A classic from the early years of horror,
staring Bela Lugosi fresh off his role in
Dracula.
VIEWINGS
49
50
GEEK.KON STAFF
Adam Pulver
Erin Burke
Kenny Dungar
Convention Chair, Productions Head, AMV Contest
Secretary, Vendor Relations Head, Artwork
Treasurer
Chris Bain
Jason Becker
Sarah Bloy
A.J. Bolte
Rosanna Caponi
Alex Cobian
Sean Corse
Evan Cotter
Eric Craig
Mike Frey
Joe Frost
Derek Fuerstenberg
Caleb Goessling
Brian Hagen
Sari Hagen
Katie Hatheway
Hoklan Hau
John Haverty
Eric Henniger
Nick Hogenson
Paul Holmen
Justin Kvithyll
Robert Laib
Scott Logan
Randy McCullick
Eli Morris-Heft
Deanna Morrison
Kim Norona
Brian Previte
Josh Reiman
Charlotte Rucks
Sarah Schmidt
Neal Siddell
Michael Stone
Stephen Sundeen
Tucker Walburn
Matt Winchell
Tyler Yarbrough
Joe Zhang
Registration Head
Video Gaming, Tabletop Gaming
Costuming Co-Head
Workforce Coordinator
Costuming Co-Head
Kon.Quest Coordinator
Video Gaming Coordinator
Public Relations, Artist Alley Head, Panels
Registration
Events Coordinator, Hotel Liaison
Webmaster
General Staff
Video Game Tournament Coordinator
Guest Relations
Guest Relations Head, AMV Contest, Viewings
Rock Show Coordinator
LAN Gaming Coordinator
Boffer Room Coordinator, Guest Relations, Head Stage Ninja
General Staff
Video Gaming
Equipment
Video Gaming
Tabletop Gaming Head, Viewings, Guest Relations
Steam Century Liaison
Viewings Coordinator, Guest Relations
Security Head
Guest Relations
Costuming
General Staff
Video Gaming Chief Engineer
Tabletop Gaming
Charity Auction, Guest Relations, Graphic Design
Artist Relations
General Staff
Equipment Head, Video Gaming
General Staff
Eclectic Showcase
Tabletop Gaming
Geek Show Coordinator
OUTTA TIME
51
FINAL WORDS
THANK YOU!
The Staff would like to thank the following for their help and contributions to Geek.Kon:
Madison Marriott West, our security team, our volunteers, Bill Bodden, Troy Denning, Matt
Forbeck, Jim Frenkel, I Fight Dragons, Jerry Jewell, John Kovalic, Matt McElroy, Aaron
Pavao, David Salo, Sonny Strait, Monica Valentinelli, Elaine Cunningham, Eric Vale, Ed
Greenwood, Wisconsin Chapters of Belegarth and Amtguard, Oshkosh Amtguard Chapterthe frost lands, Byakko Dojo, IFGS, Regdar and the Fighters, Dr. Cancer and the SKAmbies!,
Velvet Darkness, our Fashion Show participants, DJ Scottaconda, Steam Century, John
“Sarge” Baker, Friends of the Zoo, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, Gaia
Online, charity donors, FUNimation, our viewings distributors, Verssen Werks, Scott
Melzer, Studio Sokodei, Madison Area Costuming Society, International Costumers Guild,
Henry Osier, Stacy Feldman, our Masquerade judges, Josh Huemmer, our panelists, TPK
Games, our game demonstrators, Gary Gygax, Fraggin' Dragon, Paul's Video Arcade, LAN
sponsors, fanart contest submitters, our vendors and artists, Day Glow Studios, Brian Bull,
Jim Dietrich, The Enthusiasts, John Cotter, Off World Designs, DiscountOfficeItems.com,
No Brand Con, Daisho Con, Kitsune Kon, Gen Con, Anime Central, Anime Detour,
CONvergence, Anime Iowa, Geek Partnership Society, Skype, cosplayers, the hotel staff,
the City of Middleton, Iron Man, soap, everybody who read all this and Log! From Blammo!
THE QUOTABLE GEEK
A collection of the oddest utterings by Geek.Kon staff members...
“This year, I resolve to end the world! And Tuesday- cookies!” - Bob
“The last thing I need is a mustache on Geekbot.” - Evan
“It's Desert Bus: Flintstones Edition” - Sarah B.
“How much are goats worth in Canada?” - Adam
“Unbifurcated garments for the win.” - Bob
“It looks like a Game Boy with elephantiasis.” - Evan
“They have the Iron Man. We have the Iron Butt.” - Erin
“See you on Friday, we're gonna be killing some squirrels.” - Adam
“Can I run around and fangirl all over the room?” - Sari
“I'll give you five dollars and half of a Super Nintendo controller.” - Josh
“I don't know how much it costs to FedEx a body back.” - Bob
“Is 'skiffy' even a word?” - Evan
“I started the e-mail 'Hello Jerk.'”
“You should have said 'Hello Mr. Jerk.'” - Mike F. and Adam
“If you want to climb into the cage and dress the chimp up yourself, go right ahead.” - Scott
“Don't worry, guys. With my MS Paint skills, anything is possible.” - Josh
“I don't know how you did this, but there's a Mary Sue in the description.” - Evan
“Red's going to make a point that's not 'not purple.'” - Adam
“Did you get any quotes from me?” - Michael S.
52
OUTTA TIME
CONVENTION MAP
ROOM GUIDE
Main Programming – Wisconsin
Sub Programming – Mendota
Panel Programming – Milwaukee-La Crosse
Panel Programming – Salon Ballroom G
Panel Programming – Salon Ballroom F
Autograph Sessions – Salon Ballroom F
Boffer Room – Geneva
Staff Room – Middleton
Security Bridge – Madison
Vendor Room – Michigan
Artist Alley – Michigan
Video Gaming – Superior
LAN Gaming – Greenway
Table Top Gaming – Salon Ballroom D-E
Kon.Quest – Monona
Steam Century – Monona/Salon Ballroom H
Geek Cinema – Salon Ballroom C
Otaku Theater – Salon Ballroom B
Eclectic Showcase – Salon Ballroom A