Panels

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Saturday Panel Schedule

Panel Room 1 (Room 2365)

The last airbender is missing?!?!  (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM) – PG Rating
This panel is full of prizes and fun activities to participate in! There will be Q&A, pass over drawings, candy and lots of cute art. Join us as our guest Kioshi warrior Sokka (Soto_Sama) and his friends give you the best swamp con panel experience you’ve ever had!

Live Star Idol Project (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)  – G Rating
Come join Live Star! Idol Project for games, dance performances, and a fun time! All fans of Love Live and idols welcome, bring a friend and make new ones, and maybe even win a prize in the process!

Kdramas You Should Be Watching (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM) – PG-13 Rating
Seoulmates Podcast discusses the best television South Korea has to offer.

Geekapella LIVE! (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM) – G Rating
With the popularity of shows like Glee and movies like Pitch Perfect, acapella performances are back in the mainstream—and Geekapella is here to make sure pop culture is represented! Learn what brought this talented group together and experience a unique and energetic stage experience. Singing, dancing, cosplay, and FUN. This is a must see event for all ages!

CMYK Live! (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM) – G Rating
Hi everyone!! We’re so excited to present our first performance as a duo for you all!! We’ve been practicing nonstop for the past few months to bring you this exciting show, featuring dances from Love Live to Vocaloid! We hope you’ll consider attending, and don’t forget to bring your glowsticks and penlights! See you soon! ( ´ ▽ ` )

Harry Kassal Stand-Up Comedy (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM) – 18+ Rating
Harry Kassal will be providing his own brand of comedy for the third straight year at SwampCon.

Panel Room 2 (Room 2355)

Who’s Your Daddy? A Dream Daddy Panel (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM) – PG-13 Rating
A comedy-and-games-centric panel based off the game Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator! Come and join us for trivia, dad jokes, and games for all Dad fans!

Extra Life  (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM) – G Rating
Play games to help heal local kids. Learn how you can raise money for charity while playing all your favorite games.

Table Flipping: Turning Conflict into Consensus in Games (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) – PG Rating
Join two seasoned Gamemasters as they discuss how to prevent your tabletop games from falling apart. From power gaming to rules lawyers, players who won’t talk and those who won’t shut up, these two have seen it all.

Jazz Music in Anime (Live Show) (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM) – PG Rating
Anime like Cowboy Bebop, Sakamichi, and Baccano all have one thing in common- A great jazz soundtrack! Join us for a look through some of the best music ever written- featuring live performances of famous jazz standards.

Pokemon Trainers Unite (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM) – G Rating
Calling all Pokemon Trainers, join PikaBelleChu as she discusses 20 plus years of the Pokemon universe from the video games, manga, anime and everything in between. Partake in Pokemon games and trivia to win prizes. So grab your pokeball and join us to catch em all.

Comedians of The Cons (10:00 PM – 11:00 PM) – PG-13 Rating
A Dazzling Display of Stand-up Comedy focusing on nerd and pop culture.

Panel Room 3 (Room 2360)

Search the Seven Seas: A SwampCon Scavenger Hunt (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM) – G Rating

Fudgie Presents: Cosplay, let’s talk! (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM) – G Rating
Ask Fudgie anything cosplay related. Ranging from sewing techniques, wig styling, prop making, and to problems in the community. Lets have a great time!

Barry Yandell/Voice of William T. Spears of Black Butler plus (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM) – PG Rating
Barry Yandell voices numerous anime -tv shows-video games William T Spears- Black Butler Yoki- FMA Bon Clay-One Piece Lil Demon -Soul Eater Bob-Fairy Tale Lord Wald-Attack on Titan Undie Alien-Space Dandy, etc.

Barry Yandell: Autograph Session (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

LARP 101 with Dystopia Rising (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
A brief introduction into LARP brought to you by the Directors of Dystopia Rising: Florida. We’ll provide a discussion on what types of LARPs you can find in the gaming world, delve into what might suit each individual player, and talk about how you can get involved in LARPing. We’ll finish out with how Dystopia Rising came to be, talk a little bit on what you might expect from our own post-apocalyptic LARP, as well as discuss how you might start a LARP of your own.

 

Project Diva F Tournament (9:00 PM – 10:30 PM) – G Rating
We will be holding a competition playing Project Diva F! Players will compete against each other in a tourney style fashion, comparing scores as two people play the same song and progress in the battle. There will be a maximum of 8 contestants, so be sure to come early! We’ll use a random bracket generator to ensure that everything is fair, and there will be a first place prize. We hope you’ll consider attending this tournament!

Panel Room 4 (Room 2320)

Get Your Kpop On (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM) – PG-13 Rating
Annyeong, do you like kpop? Wanna meet like minded kpop stans or learn about kpop in general? You’re coming to the right place! Random dance challenges and great discussion! Can’t wait to see you here.

KPOP Dance Hits (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

KPOP Random Dance Play (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) – PG Rating
Come join The Dancing Scouts for our third year running a dance panel! This year is all about KPOP! We’ve gathered Random Dance Plays just for the occasion! All cosplayers welcome! Don’t forget to stay after the panel for a group photo!

Two Rooms & a Boom (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM) – PG Rating
A short game of social deduction and deception. Between two room the blue team must find the bomber and keep him away from the president. But who’s the bomber, and who’s the president? Multiple Game Hostings during the panel.

Florida Whammy Presents: Match-Game Hollywood Squares (9:00 PM – 11:00 PM)

Panel Room 5 (Room 2325)

An Introduction to Martial Arts (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM) – PG-13 Rating
A general overview of some of the most popular martial arts, including their philosophy, history, and how they approach combat. This panel is intended for writers who want to write martial arts into their stories without looking ignorant, or anyone who wants to learn more about martial arts but feels intimidated by the subject.

Avatar: The last airbender (a general discussion) (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM) PG
Avatar the last airbender is a timeless classic, come listen to and participate in this general disscution and trivia about everyone’s favorite airbender!

Podcasting 101 – an intro to creating your own Nerd podcast (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
With experience podcasting since 2013, and over 200 podcast uploaded, we’ll be able to explain how to get a podcast started from the ground up.

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes Live (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometime is a Nerd podcast out of North Florida. We have been podcasting since 2013 and have over 200 episodes under our belts. We do a live comedy/informative podcast and sometimes take questions from the audience.

Building Believable Worlds for Fiction and RPGs (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Intended primarily for aspiring writers and gamemasters, the presentation will cover a few key points, including:

  • Why setting and worldbuilding is important
  • Examples of fictional settings and why they’re effective
  • Discussion of where writers tend to go wrong with worldbuilding
  • Research and world design as a prewriting technique
  • The dangers of “overwriting” a setting
  • “Top down” vs “Inside out” worldbuilding

Audience participation will be encouraged throughout, and there will be ample time at the end of the presentation for questions.

Overwatch: Ask a Hero (9:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Ever had and questions to ask the heroes (and not so heros) of Overwatch? Nows your chance!!! join us for a Q&A panel to question your favorite heroes!

Panel Room 6 (Room 2330)

The Riff Off (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)
It’s time for the Riff Off hosted by Gamers & Nerds United AKA GNU! Come on by and sing your heart out Acapella Style or just come on in chill and enjoy the fantastic show!

Pro Hero Course 1-A (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
A place where My Hero Aca fans can discuss the show.

Pokemon GO Pajama Party (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Join the leaders of the Pokemon GO teams and their trainer assistants for a pajama party full of fun sleepover games, an in character Q&A, and best of all: Prizes!

Haikyuu!! Q&A with the Captains (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Start off the new year on a great note by hanging out with the Captains and Vice-Captains of Haikyuu!! Come and join all the fun at the panel with your favorite teams leaders this year at SwampCon 2018 as we do a Q&A session, play truth-or-dare, and have a raffle!

Terrible Dramatic Fanfiction Reading (10:00 PM – 11:00 PM) – Rated 18+
We’ve all read our fair share of terrible and hilarious fanfiction on the internet. Join us as we read some of our favorites and have audience members act it out live! Rated 18+ for lewd shenanigans and naughty language.

Panel Room 7 (Room 2340)

Letting Yourself Play: Ways to Start a Tabletop Roleplaying Game  (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)
Tabletop roleplaying games can be fun and exciting, however, like anything new there is a sense of timidity there. Welcome to Letting Yourself Play, where we will talk to you about the many facets that tabletop has to offer for improving your social skills, making new friends, and conquering what is deemed ‘curious anxiety’ which is the type of feeling where you want to join in on the fun, but you freeze up or can’t go further out of confusion and built up stressors. We will show that making mistakes in tabletop roleplaying can be a fun way to play at times. May you enjoy your time here and take something with you that you can positively impact in your life and what you want to do in future roleplaying sessions.

SwampCon Art Room (2:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
Come sit, draw, and relax in the SwampCon art room. We have plenty of paper and pencils so you can draw at your leisure!

Monokuma’s Despairful Room Escape! (9:00 PM – 11:00 PM)
Welcome one and all to Monokuma’s Despairful Room Escape! I’ve turned over a new leaf, so instead of hosting killing games, I’m hosting convention panels! Come test your luck at my beary first room escape! It’s only 10 minutes and you can do it with 4 of your friends–if you have that many. Be bear or be square!

Panel Room 8 (Room 2350)

Board Game Design by the North Florida Game Designers’ Guild (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Viewing Room (The Chamber)

Crunchyroll Viewing Room
11:00 AM –
Card Captor Sakura
12:30 PM –
My Hero Academia
2:00 PM – Love Live Sunshine
3:30 PM – Boruto
5:00 PM – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
6:30 PM –
Kono Subarashii
8:00 PM –
Cowboy Bebop
9:30 PM –
Osomatsu-San (18+)

Sunday Panel Schedule

Panel Room 1 (Room 2365)

Intersectionality and Mutant Liberation (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Was Magneto right or does Professor X have the better strategy towards ending mutant oppression? Join the co-hosts of Hall of Justice as they discuss liberation versus assimilation, non-violence versus militant defense, and intersectionality as it relates to the mutant experience.

Theatrical Makeup Q&A and Tutorial (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)

Galaxy Idols Live Performance (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Your favorite idols, Muse, are here to perform some of their favorite dances! Come join them for songs, dances, and games, such as dares, trivia, and more!

Wing Making with Miss Komouri  (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Joker’s Comedy Corner (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Are you ready to be killed with comedy? Joker’s back in town and ready to bring on the laughter and chaos! With all the charm of a back alley and the class of writing your lover’s name on the sidewalk with your pee, this is a comedy act that you don’t want to miss!

Panel Room 2 (Room 2355)

Ask A Hero (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)
Have you ever had a burning question for your favorite hero? “Iida, how do your glasses stay on when you move so fast?” “Deku, why do you destroy your bones, they are important! Bones don’t just FALL FROM THE SKY! DEKU BE CAREFUL!” “Bakugou… why????” Well now you can ask them yourselves at our ‘Ask A Hero’ panel, brought to you by U.A.!!! Izuku Midoriya from Class 1-A will be hosting, and all your favorite heroes will be there, so be sure to stop by and ask us!! Most of us promise to be nice! [All Might isn’t here so we can’t stop Bakugou, good luck]

Seven Deadly Sins (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
A cosplay group of the famous anime: Seven Deadly Sins. The sins and their, comrade, Elizabeth. Come hang with them and ask a question during the Q+A!

Guess That Kpop Tune (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Guess songs from Kpop acts new and old for fun prizes! Hosted by Seoulmates Podcast.

Yuri! On Ice (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Friends cosplay characters from Yuri! On Ice where YOU decide what you want to see!

Gainesville Cosplay Community Meetup (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Wanna get to know cosplayers in Gainesville? Join the Gainesville Cosplay Community at our 2018 SwampCon Meetup and make connections in our area!

Panel Room 3 (Room 2360)

Bill Hatfield: Inkling to Ink (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
An overview of the writing process, from the first glimpse of an idea to the first case of books. Author’s tales of how an idea can lead to a finished product, and how the different paths you can take to get there.

Cosplay 101: Fabrics and Basic (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)

Bill Hatfield: Writing with Diversity (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
How much does your background play into the level of diversity in your characters, setting, dialogue, or genre? Can you overdo diversity?

The Vine Yard Web Series (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Sopranos Trivia (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Ooooooh! Gabagool! Do you want to pretend to be a loud New Jersey Italian for 1 hour? This is the panel for you! Prizes for the winners!

Panel Room 4 (Room 2320)

Florida Whammy Game Room (11:00 AM – 11:00 PM)

Panel Room 5 (Room 2325)

Music in Video Games (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
An analysis of music in video games. Asking (and sometimes answering) questions like: how is music present in games? What choices do composers make when writing music for games? And what makes a game’s soundtrack/sound design good?

Legacy of Godzilla (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
Join us for a journey through the history of everyone’s favorite radioactive kaiju- Godzilla!

Sonic Mania: 25 Years of Sonic the Hedgehog (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
With over 25 years of games and assorted media, Sonic the Hedgehog has left an irreplaceable mark on popular culture. Join us for a retrospective of his ups, his downs, the golden years, the dark times, the memes, the dreams, and what the future holds for the Blue Blur.

Haikyuu!! Hangout (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Ever wanted to talk to your favorite volleyball players? Well, here’s your chance! The boys (and more) are here to answer your questions and carry out your dares!

It’s Morphin’ Time: Introduction to InstaMorph (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Interested in learning about thermoplastics? In this hands-on panel, you will learn the basics of InstaMorph and walk away with your own thermoplastic creation! Supplies are limited so make sure to show up early!

Panel Room 6 (Room 2330)

Dungeons and nerds (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
Come see a group of nerds acting outs parts from our dungeon and dragon campaign. We will be improving and being all around silly so come if you want to laugh.

Panel Room 7 (Room 2340)

Costume Contest Pre-judging (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

SwampCon Art Room (2:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
Come sit, draw, and relax in the SwampCon art room. We have plenty of paper and pencils so you can draw at your leisure!

Viewing Room (The Chamber)

Crunchyroll Viewing Room
11:00 AM –
My Love Story
12:30 PM –
Your Lie in April
2:00 PM – The Ancient Magus Bride
3:30 PM – Haikyuu!!
5:00 PM – Yurii! On Ice
6:30 PM –
Assassination Classroom
8:00 PM –
Parasyte

 

If you have any specific panel questions, feel free to reach out at panels@swampcon.org or on our Facebook page.