Panels

M-CON is proud to host a variety of panelists!

Hub City Cinema Society Presents

An Interview with Mackenzie Gray

1 Hour

 

Description

Spend an hour with award winning, multi-talented, artist Mackenzie Gray. A well respected actor, director, singer songwriter, musician and producer, he has worked internationally with a who`s who of the theatre, film, television, music, arts and entertainment industries.
Interviewer Zachary Tannar will show clips from his work, and chat with Mackenzie, bringing out the breadth of experience, wit, wisdom and great stories of the stars that Mackenzie has gained over his lifetime in the arts. There will be a 20 minute Q & A after the interview.

Cloudhead Games Presents

The Cloudhead Games Panel

1 Hour

 

Description

Come and see how the team at award winning virtual reality game creators Cloudhead Games made their game The Gallery: Call of the Starseed, and their second episode, Heart of the Emberstone which drops in mid September. Meet the stars of the games, BAFTA nominated actor Adrian Hough, Victoria based actor Joanne Wilson, and Antony Stevens of Cloudhead, who will be happy to answer all your questions about the making of the games.

M-CON 2017 Presents

Have a Chat with Adrian Hough

Half Hour

 

Description

When you meet Adrian Hough you will have the odd feeling that you know him from somewhere, and you probably do, from one of his many film, and television guest star roles. His versatility with creating a character through voice, movement and background research, along with his uncanny facility for accents, has seen him work internationally playing opposite actors in their native accent, notably Scots actor (Dr. Who) Peter Capaldi`s brother, for the BBC, and a cockney squadie on Heartbeat another British series, and yes,he`s the German guy in the Hyundai commercials. Nominated for a BAFTA award for his full voice and motion capture performance as British Templar Haytham Kenway in the Assassin`s Creed games, Adrian was sought out to pioneer his virtual reality performance as the Seeker in the Cloudhead Games series THE GALLERY . Low key and private, when Adrian is not on stage or screen you will find him speaking out on environmental preservation, or supporting his Nanaimo community with philanthropic events such as M-CON and social justice activism.During this half hour you will see a quick show reel of Adrian`s film and television work followed by a Q & A, when Adrian will answer questions and share insights about his career.

Pattern Draft- Drafting  A Base Block

3 Hours

 

Description

This is a hands on panel; almost like a short class. Where people will come to draft a basic block. A base block is used to create other patterns for sewing projects. It will help give people a starting point that want to learn more about drafting and want to learn where to start. Everyone will be given the supplies needed and shown how to take their measurements and instructed through a step by step guide on how to draft their own personal block to take home with them.

 

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Looking to draft your own patterns but don’t have a base to start from? This panel is for you! This panel is directed toward people who have the basic understanding of patterns and want to take it to the next level so they can start making their own. This is a mini class on how to draft a Pattern Block. So get ready to learn since you will be drafting along with me. Space is limited so first some first serve.

Cosplay on a Budget

1 Hour

 

Description

A power point panel going over ways to save your budget while creating a new cosplay. Cosplaying isnt cheap but there are ways to cosplay with out breaking the bank. This panel will go over different options and show casing different ideas that can help people be creative with out spending too much money. There will be a powerpoint at the start and Q&A at the end to answer any questions.

 

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Finding cosplay to be expensive?  Don’t worry there are tons of different ways to cosplay the characters you love and not drain your bank account. Cosplay on a budget is here to give you different ideas of how to keep your budget low!

Pattern Drafting 101 – Where do I start?

1 Hour

 

Description

Pattern drafting 101 is a panel built around helping people understand where to start with patterns. What kind of tools should you have? Are commercial patterns a good starting point? All of this questions will be answered during this panel. This panel is here to help the beginners, find their way and to make pattern drafting become less scary. During the hour a power point will go over and review different tools, pattern aids and terminology to help people figure out where they should start. Tools and books will be there for visual aids as well.

 

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New to sewing and patterns? Having trouble understanding patterns and don’t know where to start? This panel is for you! During this panel we will talk about pattern basics and help you understand where to start, so you an start making some amazing cosplays!

Sewing 101 – Where do I start?

1 Hour

 

Description

This power point panel is an hour long panel dedicated to help people find a starting point for sewing. There is so much information out there and it all looks so complicated that people often tell me they don’t know where to start. This panel is dedicated to help guide people to find a starting point that works best for them. We will be going over local sewing classes people can apply to, books, and tools that are all good points of reference to start their sewing journey at. At the end we will be talking about how we started sewing and have a Q&A.

 

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Have a love for sewing but just don’t know where to start? This panel is for you! We will be talking about different ways to tackle sewing and what resources are out there to help you find a good starting point to your sewing journey.

Confidence Through Cosplay

1 Hour

 

Description

This panel is about how cosplay can be used a tool for promoting growth, both in and out of costume.Come and share stories and experiences, and encourage others who may be struggling to find themselves. Let’s promote a healthy cosplay lifestyle, starting with confidence! 

Name that Tune!

1 Hour – Saturday Only!

 

Description

On Saturday, September 16th, raise your hand and join the contest as we put teams against each other in a classic showdown of tunes! Listen carefully, be the first to guess correctly, and move forward through rounds! This is an audience participation based contest, with a grand prize to be awarded on Sunday after the final showdown! Onlookers will watch as our magnificent duos slowly dwindle down until naught but 4 teams remain! Who will reign supreme? Join us and find out!

 

The grand prize to be awarded at the end of M-CON on Sunday!

Lip Sync Throw-Down!

1.5 Hours

 

Description

Sign up today for the most hilarious battle man has ever known! Go head to head with fellow lip syncers to the most ridiculous music we can find on the big ol’ internet! From the popular Numa Numa, to the always cherished Leek Spin, you never know what you’ll have to come up with!
Sign up sheets will be located at the main desk. Just ask a volunteer and they would be happy to show you the way!

Getting started in cosplay!

1 Hour

 

Description

Just do it! Ever feeling lost, or want to get into cosplay but you don’t have the knowledge or resources to do it? I’m here to help you jump onto the crazy train train that is cosplay. Also, just do it! (Wise words, from a wise man). You’re not going to become a cosplay wizard over night, but I’m here to help you get started, find your resources so you can get well on your way to becoming a cosplayer.

Prop Alternatives

1 Hour

 

Description

We all know about worbla, foam, insulation foam, expanding foam, etc. Okay, but like, let’s take a trip around your house and dollar store and build an awesome prop for under 20$!

Comics and where do I even start?

1 Hour

 

Description

We all now comics go way back and that there’s so many different versions, story arcs and alternate universes. Here you will find some of my own personal favourite authors, story arcs and heroes and how you too can find you way amongst the comic verse. Because the movies will only take us so far.

SharkieKitty

Presents

SharkieKitty’s Cosplay

1 Hour

 

Description

Learn about SharkieKitty’s journey thought the world of cosplay.

18+ Panels

Hentai Cupcake Productions

Presents

Jiggle, Bounce, Thrust

1 Hour – Saturday Night 8-9PM

 

Description

A Hentai review with Hentai Cupcake, show casing my favorite Hentai & ecchi scenes and pervy games!