Don't forget to enjoy and partake in the many dynamic panels & workshops that Quest-Con has to offer! This page offers a categorized listing of our currently scheduled panels & workshops. To see a list of dates and times, click the button below.
BEHIND THE SCENES OF A NERD REALITY SHOW
The Library Bards regale their audience with tales (and quite possibly song) of some of the behind the scenes things that they experienced while filming ABC's The Quest & TBS' King of the Nerds.
CELEBRITY VOICE ACTING PANEL
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a voice actor? Join Erica Luttrell, Jodelle Ferland, and Paul Amos as they talk about their experiences in the voice acting industry.
HOW TO GET STARTED IN VOICE ACTING
Join The Library Bards as they give tips and advise on how to break into the voice acting field.
HIS BUTLER: BEGINNING
Get ready for daring verbal acrobatics and mesmerizing feats of (dis)honesty by the black butler: book of circus crew! Here for a Q&A, come see Smile, Black, Joker, Doll, Dagger, Snake, and Suit.
CHAD L. COLEMAN
Critically acclaimed television, film and stage actor Chad L. Coleman is best known for his role as fan-favorite ‘Tyreese’ in one of the most popular cable series of all time, the Golden Globe® nominated series “The Walking Dead” ‘and as the reformed criminal “Dennis ‘Cutty’ Wise” in Emmy® award nominated HBO drama series “The Wire.” Coleman will next star in the highly-anticipated, new, hour-long FOX comedy series, “The Orville” playing the role of ‘Klyden.’ Created, executive produced, and starring Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy”) and directed by Jon Favreau (IRON MAD, THE JUNGLE BOOK), the comedic science fiction series set 300 years in the future and follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville.
The youngest of four girls, Erica began her acting career at the age of two, starring in numerous commercials from Pampers to Cadillac before booking her first lead role in a television series at the age of nine. After several seasons on Shining Time Station, TV Ontario's Bookmice, the animated series The Magic School Bus, and The New Ghostwriter Mysteries (the last earning her a nomination for a Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award), she migrated south to Los Angeles, California.
Gigi has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company’s critically acclaimed sci-fi cult series, Farscape in which she starred for over five years. She has starred in countless film and television series including USA’s The Starter Wife, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s Showdown at Area 51 and Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats and Day of The Roses.
Jason Douglas is currently best known as the gentleman Alexandrian 'Tobin' in AMC's worldwide phenomenon The Walking Dead, and for his highly acclaimed voice performance as 'Beerus the Destroyer' in Dragon Ball Super on the Cartoon Network. Gamers know Jason as the voice of fan-favorite DLC character ‘Krieg the Psycho’ in the perennial hit Borderlands 2 from Gearbox.
Jodelle’s blossoming career spans well over a decade. Her resumé includes over 60 film and television credits. In 2010, Jodelle joined the TWILIGHT cast and was seen in ECLIPSE playing BREE, which was the subject of Stephanie Meyer's most recent book, THE SHORT SECOND LIFE OF BREE TANNER. Jodelle is currently starring in the SyFy’s latest space epic, DARK MATTER, as the mysterious FIVE.
John Anderson is an actor, comedian, and self-proclaimed professional "Trick Talking Meat" who hails from Birmingham, Alabama. He landed his first major motion picture role as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. John also appeared in Spider-Man Homecoming, Sleepy Hollow, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Case for Christ, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, MacGyver, Being Mary Jane, and Tyler Perry's Too Close to Home.
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit, She's the Mayor, Casualty (BBC) and two indie features Nexus and Long Gone Day. Paul is best known for his recurring characters Dr. Roberts in the Murdoch Mysteries and Vex in the Showcase/Syfy hit Lost Girl. Amos voiced and provided the motion capture for Jacob Frye, one of the main protagonists of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate.
POWER RANGERS LIGHTSPEED RESCUE
Join Sasha Craig, Sean Cw Johnson, And Alison MacInnis as they share their experiences acting on the Power Ranger Lightspeed Rescue series.
Join Arryn Zech, Elizabeth Maxwell, and Jen Brown as they discuss their experiences as voice actresses and all things RWBY.
New York Times bestselling author SHERRILYN KENYON is a regular in the #1 spot. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre in which she writes. With more than 70 million copies of her books in print in more than one hundred countries, her current series include The Dark-Hunters, The League, Deadman’s Cross, Chronicles of Nick, Hellchasers, Mikrochasers, and The Lords of Avalon. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures.
Comics and Super-Heroes
Creating & Publishing Your Own Comics
The publisher, writers and artists of Inverse Press take you through the entire comic creation process and tell you how to get your work in front of readers all over the world! Hosted By: Inverse Press
dc vs marvel: who's doing it right?
Hosted by - Brett Brooks
Hosted by - Complete Nerd Authority
Cosplay 101 is brought to you by some of the members of the Cosplay Collective. They sat and talked about protocols when dealing with professional cosplayers, how to do cosplay on a budget, and a few interesting stories.
cosplay armor building
Building a good set of cosplay armor can seem intimidating at first glance, so having a bit of knowledge before hand can go a long way. Join Emily Schmidt (winner of Cosplay Melee's: Throne Off challenge) as she discusses armor building. Hosted by - Emily Schmidt
Cosplay Pics 101: Posing In Costume
Want to look better in your cosplay photos? Want to make quick hallway snapshops look as good as a staged photoshoot? It’s possible with a little posing practice! Come learn the secrets of creating flattering and dynamic poses for any character. - Hosted By: And Sewing Is Half The Battle
Cosplaying as a family
A professional clown, an artist, and an all-around geek extraordinaire make up the Roebuck family who have been in the cosplay and convention world for 13 years and counting! In their panel, they give you the ins and outs of cosplaying, crafting, and running a small business as a family. - Hosted By: Cami Roebuck
Furry Fiction: What's it about?
A look at the topic of writing for the Furry community. What that means, what that doesn't mean, and what you can expect. Plus, is any of it any good?
Intro to Thermoplastics - Limited Seating
You’ve heard about amazing plastics like Worbla and Wonderflex and Sintra, but which material is right for your project, and where do you start? This workshop will cover the basic varieties of thermoplastics and their uses, along with sample projects and live demonstrations. - Hosted By: And Sewing Is Half The Battle
Japanese folklore - an anime, manga & film primer
What’s the difference between Bakemono and Ayakashi? What are those little creatures that show up in your favorite anime? Get the most from your anime and Asian cinema experience when you understand the cultural background! Learn the basics of Japanese mythology in this folklore primer, and see examples in action with video clips from anime and film. - Hosted By: And Sewing Is Half The Battle
Learn to dance thriller
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is an iconic dance, and always useful — and you can learn it. Yes, you! This tutorial is specifically for novice and less confident dancers (experts are welcome, too!). Your instructors are TAGteach-certified to help you achieve your best with the most fun possible. - Hosted By: And Sewing Is Half The Battle
Molds, Resins, and Silicones, oh my!
This panel walks you through the full process of fabricating hard plastic and flexible synthetic accessories for your costume (or other hobby). We’ll discuss the various types of casting and moldmaking materials, explore their pros and cons, and walk through the moldmaking and casting process. Samples of various materials and finished products will be on hand. (Bring a notebook; this panel is info-heavy!). - Hosted By: And Sewing Is Half The Battle
The Vikings are having a moment in modern pop culture, what with the Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok, Neil Gaiman's book Norse Mythology, and more. But much of what we see in modern interpretations is far departed from the original mythos. Join the author of The Songweaver's Vow for an overview of the historical Viking era, what we really know -- and don't know -- of Norse mythology, and how these ancient stories are still being told today. - Hosted By: And Sewing Is Half The Battle
Patterns lie! and other useful sewing facts
Learning to sew can be daunting, especially if you’ve never had formal instruction. We’re here to help! In this panel, we’ll cover selecting and reading a pattern, choosing fabric, cutting, pinning, sewing, pressing, finishing hems, and more — all without complicated sewing terminology! You’ll be sewing like a pro in no time. Bring your questions! - Hosted By: And Sewing Is Half The Battle
Wings & Things
Many fantasy costumes include non-human bits. We’ll discuss hallway-friendly wings, larger wings for stage use, realistic working wings, and other animal attachments such as horns, tails, and more! Learn what makes the difference between a cheesy costume and a striking accessory. Finally, you’ll make a pair of hall-safe wings to wear out and enjoy. - Hosted By: And Sewing Is Half The Battle
Before you game design
Having a good plan of action before you start designing your game. Hosted by - RAINN Studios
Board Games: History, Evolution, and the art of the Demo
Discussi the history and evolution of board games from Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry, & Candy Land to Clank, Mystic Vale, Munchkin, and Kitty Paw. We will also be discussing the art of the demo, teaching others to play and enjoy board games, and how you can get involved in this growing hobby too. Hosted by - Charlie the Pink Giraffe Gaming
Community & Gaming
Hosted by Grievance Global Gaming, this panel will highlight building strong communities in the online gaming world. Grievance has proven itself tried and true as a gaming community juggernaut, and is still growing strong to this day. Having been founded in 2000, Grievance numbers over 10,000 members worldwide. Join some of the leadership as they discuss and answer questions about just what it takes to build a successful community. Hosted By: Grievance Global Gaming
D&D Adventurers League - Tabletop gaming
Ever been curious about dungeons & Dragons, but just didn't know how to get started? Since it's inception, dungeons & dragons has been a solid staple in geek culture. Join Robert Adducci as he goes over the ins and outs of learning to play this amazing game, and discusses all that is awesome with the D&D Adventurers League. Hosted by: Robert Adducci
Managing Social Media for RPG companies & Kickstarters
It seems like every time we think about marketing, social media always comes to the forefront of things that we need to get right. Creating your own game, and a company to run it, can be hard enough. Figuring out the best way to utilize all that is social media can be just as hard in its own right, and down right intimidating. In this panel, Robert Adducci discusses some of the benefits and pitfalls that you may encounter in your quest to master social media. Hosted by: Robert Adducci
Manufacturing & game design - tabletop gaming
Hosted by RAINNStudios, this panel will give you An in depth look at just what you need to know about manufacturing before you start your game design, and some of the pitfalls that you might encounter during the process.
Oh my Geek Trivia
Trivia with a geek spin. Hosted by - Chimichanga Talk
Writing Adventures For D&D 5E
Were you one of those players that started developing your own adventures early on? We know we were, but it sure would have been nice to have a little guidance, and learn a few tricks to make it a bit easier. Writing D&D adventures can be fun, and for some it's even profitable. Robert Adducci goes over just what it takes to write an amazing D&D adventure, and answers those questions that you know you've been wanting to ask. Hosted by: Robert Adducci
Bros & Movies: The cult film podcast
Hosted by - The Mopcast Network
Four Orbs Podcast: Meet the cast!
Hosted by - Four Orbs Podcast
#hashtag the pop culture game show podcast
Hosted by - The Mopcast Network
Tips for Creating New Media
Join The Library Bards as they discuss some of the tips and tricks to creating new media. Hosted by: The Library Bards
Writing & Drawing
Developing a system of magic
Hosted by - Josh Vogt
Limited to 20 participants
How To Draw Sci-Fi and Fantasy for Artists Who Can't Draw 101
This workshop is for the absolute beginner. It is literally for people who believe that they cannot draw. Steven Moore has created art as a professional artist—working for about fifteen years with ad specialties and screen-printing and later doing digital designs as the creative element of an IT department—and for his own enjoyment (having a preference for Science Fiction and Fantasy).He has recently published the How-To Draw Book for Artist Who Can’t Draw. This workshop introduces you to the various techniques in his book. - Hosted By: Steven Moore
How To Draw Sci-Fi and Fantasy for Artists Who Can't Draw 102
This panel expands upon the 101 panel, and is limited to those that attended the previous.
Putting Weirdness in the real world
Hosted by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Bard's Tower
Science of Steampunk
Hosted by - Quincy J. Allen & Dan Wells
Hosted by - Dave Butler
Story, structure, platting, & outlining
Hosted by - Dan wells
Hosted by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Bard's Tower
Writing for the RPG Industry
Hosted by - Josh Vogt
Writing Sci-fi / Fantasy
Hosted by - Jody Lynn Nye