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Friday, November 8
 

12:00pm

Silent Auction Viewing/Bidding
Friday November 8, 2013 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Auction Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:15pm

Opening Ceremonies
Welcome to Hal-Con!

Friday November 8, 2013 12:15pm - 12:45pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Parachute!
Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Cave of Wonders WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Robert Maillet Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
avatar for Robert Maillet

Robert Maillet

A French Canadian from rural New Brunswick, it was clear from an early age that Robert would be a very big boy. In the first grade he stood taller than his teacher and that made him awkward and a bit shy, so growing up he took shelter in his own dreams. One of those dreams was to become a professional wrestler, and for a time he realized that dream with a successful career in the W.W.F. At the urging of a friend, he brought the confidence and... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 1:45pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:45pm

Terry Brooks
Guests
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Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and went on to earn his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington & Lee University. | | A writer since high... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
(I) Author Table Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:45pm

Process Panel
Guests
avatar for Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →
avatar for Ian Boothby

Ian Boothby

Ian Boothby is a multiple Shuster Award, Harvey Award and Eisner Award nominee and Eisner Award-winning comic book creator best known for his work as one of the main writers on The Simpsons and Futurama comics for Bongo including the Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis and Comic Book Guy The Comic Book. | | Ian is also an improv, sketch and stand up comedian living in Vancouver, Canada where he writes for CBC radio’s The Irrelevant Show and... Read More →
avatar for Peter Chiykowski

Peter Chiykowski

Peter Chiykowski is a cartoonist, writer, and professional ragamuffin. He doodles Rock, Paper, Cynic, a webcomic about geek culture, turtles, and making the world a more interesting place. He actually started writing and publishing his silly little cartoons in Halifax in 2008, and was lucky enough to get support from student newspapers and local readers—something he’s still grateful for. | | Since then his comics have spread around the... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:45pm

Jewel Staite
Guests
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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite most recently starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
(E) Photograph Booth 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:45pm

Kelly Tindall
Guests
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Kelly Tindall

Kelly Tindall is the creator of Strangebeard, the hit pirate webcomic about the world’s deadliest pirate (who happens to be a twelve-year-old girl). He wrote and drew the adventures of feline detective Archie Snow for Image Comics’ Proof and the mash-up webcomic That’s So Kraven! He also letters Bedlam and the upcoming Strangeways for Image Comics, and was twice award-nominated for his letters on the Shuster Award-winning Green Wake.


Friday November 8, 2013 1:45pm - 3:15pm
(F) Comic Table 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:45pm

Lar deSouza
Guests
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Lar deSouza

Lar deSouza, raconteur, bon vivant and artist about town was born to humble surroundings on a Hallowe’en night many years ago. Fortunately his monumental ego was able to overcome the humble bits. | | After an apparently normal childhood, he attended Sheridan College of Visual Arts where he obtained diplomas in Illustration and Computer Graphics. While other artists might have muses that look like Grecian oracles, Lar’s wears three fingered... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 1:45pm - 3:15pm
(G) Comic Table 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:45pm

Monte Cook
Guests
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Monte Cook

Monte Cook has worked as a professional writer for more than 25 years. As a fiction writer, he has published numerous short stories and two novels, The Glass Prison and Of Aged Angels, and attended the Clarion West SF&F writer’s workshop and the Launchpad Astronomy Workshop for science fiction writers. He also wrote the Ptolus: City By the Spire comic book series for Marvel Comics. As a nonfiction writer, he has published the Skeptic’s... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 1:45pm - 3:15pm
(H) Comic Table 3 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:00pm

Attack on Titan
A group discussion panel on the Anime & Manga 'Shingeki no Kyojin' or 'The advancing giants', the english title is "Attack on Titan". Because of the contrast between the mediums this series has taken, the panel would be split into 3 sections, including:
• a 30min period on major themes and devices within the series, favorite characters and moments
• a 15min period discussing the plot and discussion of theories around the anime
• a 15min period discussing theories for the manga

Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:00pm

Pony Prattle
Interested in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? Then swing on in - we'll talk about the show, your favorite Pony and other such things, and even discuss a pet peeve or two. Whether you've seen one episode or all of them, this panel is for all fans!

Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:00pm

Blanket Forts!
Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cave of Wonders WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:00pm

David Nykl Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
avatar for David Nykl

David Nykl

David Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague’s Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren. | | He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:00pm

Garrett Wang
Guests
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Garrett Wang

Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett | Wang(pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater. He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi’s play “12-1-A,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
(A) Autograph Booth A Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:00pm

Peter Davison
Guests
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Peter Davison

Peter Davison, born Peter Moffett in London 1951, played the 5th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who from 1981 to 1984. He has replayed the role twice since then, including the 2007 Children in Need special Time Crash. He is one of the few actors to star in both the classic, and new series of Doctor Who. Davison is also known for his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, and his recurring role in Law & Order : UK... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
(C) Autograph Booth C Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:00pm

Richard Hatch
Guests
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Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Richard just finished playing the role of Tom Zarek in the new re-imagined... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
(B) Autograph Booth B Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:15pm

Making Comics


A discussion on how to to begin creating comics.

Guests
avatar for Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw is a Maritime based artist, born and raised, currently living and working in Moncton. He’s worked in animation and comics as an artist for Dynamic forces (Army Of Darkness/Darkman), Wildstorm/DC (Danger Girl, Rokkin) and currently Marvel comics on Wolverine and the X-men.
avatar for Ty Templeton

Ty Templeton

Ty Templeton has been creating comics for more than twenty-five years, working on Batman, Superman, the Avengers, the Justice League, Howard the Duck, Mad Magazine, Star Trek and more. Currently, he is drawing and writing stories for Marvel’s all-ages Spidey book. He also teaches script writing and illustration at Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp, a school for comic book creators in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, four children and... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:00pm

Armoured Costuming
Presentation of armoured costume design with how tos, materials information, construction information and the special segment "Don't do what Joseph does."

Presentation will be lead by MHA CO Scott Aucoin with help from MHA crewers. Live demonstrations on how to create armoured costumes from various materials available will be show.

We will provide hands on and face to face interaction with the crowd during the latter half of the presentation to field more personalized questions from serious costumers and interested parties.

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 3:45pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:00pm

Ajay Fry Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

As Host of InnerSPACE, AJAY FRY is no stranger to SPACE or the airwaves. Born in Toronto, Ajay attributes his bizarre and creative sense of humour to growing up in Ottawa. His career in television began at an early age with roles on LASSIE, ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK and BIG WOLF ON CAMPUS. He also regularly lent his young voice to cartoons such as ARTHUR, LITTLE LULU and CAILLOU. | | As a teenager, Ajay studied and performed improvisational... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 3:45pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:00pm

Creature Feature: The Meaning of Monsters
The history and horrors of popular monsters, and how they comment on social issues, is discussed by pop culture scholars.

Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:00pm

JVPS Presents - Scrounging for Steampunk
An introduction to the basics of building steampunk gadgetry. A local amateur gadgeteering member of the Jules Verne Fantastical Society shares some of his insights and experiences in building interesting widgets and do-bobs out of random stuff he finds in places.

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:00pm

David Nykl
Guests
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David Nykl

David Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague’s Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren. | | He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:00pm

SCA
Moderators
Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cave of Wonders WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:30pm

Web Comics
Guests
avatar for Christopher Torres

Christopher Torres

Christopher Torres knows a few things about cats, Internet memes and comics. | | Torres has been drawing his web comic “LOL Comics” since 2005, before reaction images were even a thing. Featuring adventures from previous employment, his family and lots of cat stories – his comics resonated with fans. In 2008, after an early comic was featured on G4’s Attack of the Show, the comics routinely started going viral. As a way of connecting... Read More →
avatar for Faith Erin Hicks

Faith Erin Hicks

Faith Erin Hicks writes and draws way too many comics. Her online work includes the webcomics Demonology 101, Ice and The Adventures of Superhero Girl. | | Her published works are the graphic novels Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (art only), Friends With Boys and the upcoming Bigfoot Boy and Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. She’s also written and drawn short comics for Marvel and Boom! She lives in the mysterious Canadian... Read More →
avatar for Peter Chiykowski

Peter Chiykowski

Peter Chiykowski is a cartoonist, writer, and professional ragamuffin. He doodles Rock, Paper, Cynic, a webcomic about geek culture, turtles, and making the world a more interesting place. He actually started writing and publishing his silly little cartoons in Halifax in 2008, and was lucky enough to get support from student newspapers and local readers—something he’s still grateful for. | | Since then his comics have spread around the... Read More →
avatar for Rob DenBleyker

Rob DenBleyker

Rob DenBleyker is one of the leading voices of web comics today. Starting with his personal website Explosm.net in 2004 to showcase his comics along with co-creators Dave McElfatrick, Kris Wilson, and Matt Melvin, Rob built Cyanide and Happiness into one of the most recognized webcomics in the world. | | After expanding their webcomic into books and animated shorts on YouTube, the guys began to aim bigger. Initial plans for a Cyanide... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:30pm

Ian Boothby
Guests
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Ian Boothby

Ian Boothby is a multiple Shuster Award, Harvey Award and Eisner Award nominee and Eisner Award-winning comic book creator best known for his work as one of the main writers on The Simpsons and Futurama comics for Bongo including the Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis and Comic Book Guy The Comic Book. | | Ian is also an improv, sketch and stand up comedian living in Vancouver, Canada where he writes for CBC radio’s The Irrelevant Show and... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
(G) Comic Table 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:30pm

Robert J Sawyer
Guests
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Robert J Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the science-fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1996 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2006 for Mindscan). According to the US trade journal Locus, he has won more awards for his novels than anyone else in the history of the... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
(I) Author Table Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:30pm

Tom Fowler
Guests
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Tom Fowler

Tom Fowler is an Ottawa based artist who has worked on such publications as MAD Magazine, Revolution of the Planet of the Apes, Mysterious: the Unfathomable, Green Arrow, Star Wars: Jango Fett, Batman: The Legends of the Dark Knight and Venom. He has also illustrated several cards for the Doomtown card game. | | http://bigbugillustration.blogspot.ca


Friday November 8, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
(H) Comic Table 3 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:30pm

Troy Little & Brenda Hickey
Guests
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Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey is a comics illustrator from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Since 2007 she has been working on her creator owned webcomic In the Air, as well as a handful of freelance and self owned mini comics. Recently she has gotten work for IDW’s My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series, and has illustrated the Applejack micro and the “My Little Pirate” story arc.
avatar for Troy Little

Troy Little

Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. | | His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
(F) Comic Table 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:00pm

Terry Brooks Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
avatar for Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and went on to earn his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington & Lee University. | | A writer since high... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 4:45pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:00pm

Intro to LARP
Introduction to LARPing, what it means to LARP according to our Panelists. The moderator will ask a series of questions to the panelists and then will open the floor to questions.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:15pm

Manga Editing
The panelist will explain explain of how a manga series gets licensed for release in North America and what the process is once a series is licensed. There will be discussion about the job of an editor, the process and how they got into this line of work as well as questions from the audience.

Friday November 8, 2013 4:15pm - 5:00pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:15pm

Garrett Wang
Guests
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Garrett Wang

Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett | Wang(pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater. He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi’s play “12-1-A,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:15pm

Richard Hatch
Guests
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Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Richard just finished playing the role of Tom Zarek in the new re-imagined... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
(E) Photograph Booth 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:15pm

Sherry Ramsey - Book Launch
Join us for a book launch and Q&A with Sherry Ramsey, author of One's Aspect to the Sun, a science fiction/space opera published by Tyche Books.

Captain Luta Paixon of the far trader Tane Ikai needs to know why she looks like a woman in her thirties-even though she's actually eighty-four. She isn't the only one desperate for that information. The explanation might lie with her geneticist mother, who disappeared over sixty years ago, but even if her mother is still alive, it's proving to be no small task to track her down in the vast, wormhole-ridden expanse of Nearspace. With the ruthless PrimeCorp bent on obtaining Luta's DNA at any cost, her ninety-year-old husband asking for one last favor, and her estranged daughter locking horns with her at every turn, Luta's search for answers will take her to the furthest reaches of space-and deep inside her own heart. 

Friday November 8, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:15pm

David Nykl
Guests
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David Nykl

David Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague’s Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren. | | He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 4:15pm - 6:15pm
(A) Autograph Booth A Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:15pm

Jewel Staite
Guests
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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite most recently starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 4:15pm - 6:15pm
(C) Autograph Booth C Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:45pm

Spotlight on Monte Cook Games: Numenera and The Strange
Monte Cooke and Shanna Germain will be talking about Monte Cook Games and its upcoming projects, including both Numenera and The Strange!

Guests
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Monte Cook

Monte Cook has worked as a professional writer for more than 25 years. As a fiction writer, he has published numerous short stories and two novels, The Glass Prison and Of Aged Angels, and attended the Clarion West SF&F writer’s workshop and the Launchpad Astronomy Workshop for science fiction writers. He also wrote the Ptolus: City By the Spire comic book series for Marvel Comics. As a nonfiction writer, he has published the Skeptic’s... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:45pm

Flash Mob Practice
Want to join in Saturday's Flash Mob? Here's your chance to learn the choreography!

Friday November 8, 2013 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Cave of Wonders WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:00pm

Yaya Han Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
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Yaya Han

Yaya Han is one of only few cosplayers in the world to build a business in this hobby-ist community, but even after a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally – fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime/manga, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide, and... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 5:45pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:15pm

The Truth Behind the Male Cosplayer
The Truth Behind the male Cosplayer is here to allow people to see inside the mind of male cosplayers. The hardship they go through for openly saying they cosplay and the self image problems they have. This panel will also touch on stories about things that have happened.  This Panel is intended for viewers ages 14 and older. This Panel is run by X.P : Cosplay a local semi Professional Cosplayer

Friday November 8, 2013 5:15pm - 6:00pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:15pm

Christopher Jones
Guests
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Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 5:15pm - 6:15pm
(F) Comic Table 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:15pm

Nick Bradshaw & Danica Brine
Guests
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Danica Brine

Danica Brine, pen name KARIBU, is a freelance illustrator from New-Brunswick, Canada. She published her first works in an independent sci-fi comics magazine in France called “Rocket Science” in 2012. More of her work will appear this year in Heroes of the North comic, specifically short stories enveloping Masquerade, on of the female characters from Heroes. | | In addition, KARIBU is working on various contracts and projects, including... Read More →
avatar for Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw is a Maritime based artist, born and raised, currently living and working in Moncton. He’s worked in animation and comics as an artist for Dynamic forces (Army Of Darkness/Darkman), Wildstorm/DC (Danger Girl, Rokkin) and currently Marvel comics on Wolverine and the X-men.


Friday November 8, 2013 5:15pm - 6:15pm
(H) Comic Table 3 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:15pm

Ty Templeton
Guests
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Ty Templeton

Ty Templeton has been creating comics for more than twenty-five years, working on Batman, Superman, the Avengers, the Justice League, Howard the Duck, Mad Magazine, Star Trek and more. Currently, he is drawing and writing stories for Marvel’s all-ages Spidey book. He also teaches script writing and illustration at Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp, a school for comic book creators in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, four children and... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 5:15pm - 6:15pm
(G) Comic Table 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:15pm

D.C. Rhind Book Launch
A launch of two new books by author D.C. Rhind. Maha-Ka: Sorcerer Samurai book 6 of the Agent Samurai Series, as well the new book Heart of a Samurai.

Guests
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D.C. Rhind

D.C. Rhind is the author of the Calebra Fantasy Series and, more recently, the Agent Samurai, Vampire-Hunter Series. A Halifax area native, David returns to Hal-Con 2013 with great enthusiasm “Hal-Con have been such gracious hosts that it’s always a pleasure to return.” | David was born in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, spent his high school and university years in Dartmouth, then lived abroad for over thirty years, in Bermuda, the... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 5:15pm - 6:15pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:30pm

Peter Davison
Guests
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Peter Davison

Peter Davison, born Peter Moffett in London 1951, played the 5th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who from 1981 to 1984. He has replayed the role twice since then, including the 2007 Children in Need special Time Crash. He is one of the few actors to star in both the classic, and new series of Doctor Who. Davison is also known for his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, and his recurring role in Law & Order : UK... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
(E) Photograph Booth 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:30pm

Robert Maillet
Guests
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Robert Maillet

A French Canadian from rural New Brunswick, it was clear from an early age that Robert would be a very big boy. In the first grade he stood taller than his teacher and that made him awkward and a bit shy, so growing up he took shelter in his own dreams. One of those dreams was to become a professional wrestler, and for a time he realized that dream with a successful career in the W.W.F. At the urging of a friend, he brought the confidence and... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:30pm

Richard Hatch - Acting Workshop
Moderators
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Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Richard just finished playing the role of Tom Zarek in the new re-imagined... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

6:00pm

In Conversation with Terry Brooks and Robert J. Sawyer
Guests
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Robert J Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the science-fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1996 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2006 for Mindscan). According to the US trade journal Locus, he has won more awards for his novels than anyone else in the history of the... Read More →
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Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and went on to earn his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington & Lee University. | | A writer since high... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 6:45pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

6:15pm

Film - Dead All Night
Friday November 8, 2013 6:15pm - 7:00pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

6:15pm

Zombie Makeup on a Budget
Learn about the construction of your very own zombie kit, as wel as techniques to turn yourself into the perfect undead.

Friday November 8, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

6:15pm

Film - Bunker 6
Friday November 8, 2013 6:15pm - 8:15pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

6:30pm

The Ethics of Doctor Who
Throughout the series, each of the Doctor's incarnations has had a different personality and, therefore, a different opinion on how steadfast or flexible his moral guidelines are. The most recent series' have put the Doctor up against some of his toughest challenges and pushed the limits of his mercy. But how merciful is he really?

Showrunner Steven Moffat has been making a point of showing us how the Doctor's legend is not always that of a hero. His past is mysterious and blood-soaked; he spends his whole life running from it, doing everything he can to avoid having to look back. The revelation of a hidden incarnation of the Doctor--a "dark" Doctor--proves that he has more skeletons in his closet than he is willing to admit.

Guests
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Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

7:15pm

Adventures with Vampires and Publishing
Vampires are a great myth, a legend that has been passed down for generations and that always makes to gain new life through fiction. This panel will discuss the experiences of one author and his own vampire novels. The journey will start with the nitty-gritty numbers of sales, move on to the methods of writing and outlines, continuing with the trials of publishing and wading through the murky waters of promotion. Also included will be at least one excerpt from his latest novel (age appropriate) along with plenty of time for questions and discussion with the audience.

Guests
CO

Charles O'Keefe

Charles O’Keefe lives in the beautiful province of Newfoundland, Canada, with his wife and two feline ‘children,’ Jude and Esther. He works as an I.T. support guy and enjoys many hobbies and activities that include writing, reading, watching fantasy/science-fiction movies and television shows, gaming, poker, walking, acting, martial arts, Pilates and of course fantasizing about vampires. | | He currently has two novels out... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 7:15pm - 8:00pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

7:30pm

Young Justice Meet-up
Join Christpher Jones and other fans of Young Justice for an informal meet-up.  Hang out, talk, take pictures, ask questions and have fun!

Guests
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Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

7:30pm

Geeks Vs Nerds
Moderators
Friday November 8, 2013 7:30pm - 9:15pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

7:45pm

Cosplay Modeling & Photography
A lot of panels for cosplay are about the basics, fabrication, armour and props, etc. However we want to bring our panel 'outside' of the convention atmosphere. We all have seen those amazing cosplay photos but there's never any information about how to make some yourself besides being a professional model or photographer. We will take cosplayers, photographers, and anyone insterested, through the basics of what makes a good picture, great and how they can create real works of art from both sides of the lens.

Friday November 8, 2013 7:45pm - 8:45pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

8:00pm

Action Laser Tag
Free to play laser tag.

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2013 8:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00am
Cave of Wonders WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

8:15pm

Adult Origami with Lar deSouza
This event is for mature (18+) audiences.

Moderators
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Lar deSouza

Lar deSouza, raconteur, bon vivant and artist about town was born to humble surroundings on a Hallowe’en night many years ago. Fortunately his monumental ego was able to overcome the humble bits. | | After an apparently normal childhood, he attended Sheridan College of Visual Arts where he obtained diplomas in Illustration and Computer Graphics. While other artists might have muses that look like Grecian oracles, Lar’s wears three fingered... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

9:30pm

Dance
Friday November 8, 2013 9:30pm - Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00am
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada
 
Saturday, November 9
 

9:00am

Silent Auction Viewing/Bidding
Saturday November 9, 2013 9:00am - 7:00pm
Auction Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Armoured Costuming
Presentation of armoured costume design with how tos, materials information, construction information and the special segment "Don't do what Joseph does."

Presentation will be lead by MHA CO Scott Aucoin with help from MHA crewers. Live demonstrations on how to create armoured costumes from various materials available will be show.

We will provide hands on and face to face interaction with the crowd during the latter half of the presentation to field more personalized questions from serious costumers and interested parties.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Anti-Zombie Combat Workshop
This workshop is designed to prepare people to survive a zombie attack long enough to get to safety, or at the very least find some reliable weapons. Lots of people have zombie plans, but not many people consider what they would do if they were caught in the middle of an attack with only a small melee weapon, or worse yet, no weapon at all.

Hand-to-hand combat with a zombie is very different from hand-to-hand combat with a human in ways that not everyone will consider. The presenter has extensively studied both the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks and the Zombie Combat Manual by Roger Ma and, based on his findings, has developed a martial art specifically for use against zombies. The core tenets are simple: 1. If you can run, RUN. 2. Don’t be fancy. 3. Always know, never assume. 4. There are no heroes, only survivors. 5. Keep your head. Don’t panic.


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Cave of Wonders WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Richard Hatch Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
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Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Richard just finished playing the role of Tom Zarek in the new re-imagined... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

S&SF Short Story Publishing (Pro Market)
A comprehensive beginners guide for those interested in pursuing a writing career in speculative fiction designed to help aspiring writers get a heads up on the realities of the pro-rate market.

Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

The Most Dysfunctional Writing Panel Ever -- LIVE!!
The Most Dysfunctional Writing Panel Ever was a smash hit at last years Hal-Con, was continued at every convention Engen Books went to in 2013, and spawned a popular web series based on the event starring Matthew LeDrew and Steve Lake! Be there for the epic, live season finale as Steve and Matt finally come toe-to-toe with Larry Gent! Will Ellen Curtis side with them against Gent? We she turn to the dark side and team with Gent for control of Engen Books? Will a single writing question be answered coherently? Come to Hal-Con 2013 and see! Not to be missed!

Speakers
Guests
avatar for Ellen Curtis

Ellen Curtis

Ellen Curtis is a writer and web TV personality born and raised in St. Johns, Newfoundland; whose aptitude for the written word began at a young age, when she began writing short stories, poetry, lyrics and novellas. | | She was ‘discovered’ at a Sci-Fi on the Rock II writing panel in 2008, and her first collection of stories, Compendium, was published just over a year later in October 2009. | | Since then she has risen to become one of... Read More →
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Matthew LeDrew

Matthew studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland and has worked with Transcontinental Publishing as well as student-youth magazine The Troubador. | | He has written five novels for Engen Books, Black Womb, Transformations in Pain, Smoke and Mirrors, Roulette and Ghosts of the Past. | | Since 2007 he has traveled all over Canada promoting his work as well as teaching seminars on writing and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Garrett Wang
Guests
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Garrett Wang

Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett | Wang(pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater. He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi’s play “12-1-A,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:45am
(A) Autograph Booth A Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Peter Davison
Guests
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Peter Davison

Peter Davison, born Peter Moffett in London 1951, played the 5th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who from 1981 to 1984. He has replayed the role twice since then, including the 2007 Children in Need special Time Crash. He is one of the few actors to star in both the classic, and new series of Doctor Who. Davison is also known for his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, and his recurring role in Law & Order : UK... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:45am
(B) Autograph Booth B Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Knitting for Geeks
Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:45am
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Robert Maillet
Guests
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Robert Maillet

A French Canadian from rural New Brunswick, it was clear from an early age that Robert would be a very big boy. In the first grade he stood taller than his teacher and that made him awkward and a bit shy, so growing up he took shelter in his own dreams. One of those dreams was to become a professional wrestler, and for a time he realized that dream with a successful career in the W.W.F. At the urging of a friend, he brought the confidence and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
(C) Autograph Booth C Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Christopher Jones
Guests
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Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 12:45pm
(F) Comic Table 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Troy Little & Brenda Hickey
Guests
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Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey is a comics illustrator from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Since 2007 she has been working on her creator owned webcomic In the Air, as well as a handful of freelance and self owned mini comics. Recently she has gotten work for IDW’s My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series, and has illustrated the Applejack micro and the “My Little Pirate” story arc.
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Troy Little

Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. | | His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 12:45pm
(G) Comic Table 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Ty Templeton
Guests
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Ty Templeton

Ty Templeton has been creating comics for more than twenty-five years, working on Batman, Superman, the Avengers, the Justice League, Howard the Duck, Mad Magazine, Star Trek and more. Currently, he is drawing and writing stories for Marvel’s all-ages Spidey book. He also teaches script writing and illustration at Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp, a school for comic book creators in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, four children and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 12:45pm
(H) Comic Table 3 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:15am

David Nykl
Guests
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David Nykl

David Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague’s Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren. | | He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:00am

Chasing the Dream: Creating Comic Books
An open chat with visitors about how we / they could possibly get work published in the indie comic scene. All the hardships, the highs and lows, and discuss ideas that may give creators their chance at getting published.

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:00am

Drakaina
Guests
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Drakaina

Drakaina made her mark by becoming the first of her kind in France, and incidentally in Europe. A Model raised to the rank of Modern Muse, inspiring artists, painters, writers and poets around the world since 2001 as well as influencing a whole new generation of models attracted by the potential of this ancestral form of artistic expression. Aside from her fantasy art modeling career, Drakaina has appeared in several music videos, as well as a... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
(I) Author Table Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:00am

Billy Dee Williams Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
avatar for Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY | | Billy Dee Williams, An icon of not only Hollywood but also the African-American community, was a long anticipated and much needed addition to the cast of heroes in the STAR WARS universe. His considerable presence brought many viewers to the seats of the theater to see THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK who may not have originally purchased a ticket. His overwhelming popularity and powerful performance opposite Diana Ross in... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:00am

Costume Contest Prep
Preparation for Costume Contest - official entries only.

Guests
avatar for Yaya Han

Yaya Han

Yaya Han is one of only few cosplayers in the world to build a business in this hobby-ist community, but even after a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally – fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime/manga, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide, and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 2:45pm
Cave of Wonders WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:45am

Who should a (novice) writer listen to?
Who should a (novice) Writer listen to? What's good advice?  Who should you listen to?  How can you distinguish helpful comment from "mean girls" of both genders who undermine your confidence?  What's the difference between editing and proofreading and advising and mentoring and managing and agenting? Who should you pay to help you, and for what? This will be a q&a and discussion: not a lecture.

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:45am - 12:30pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:45am

Monte Cook Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
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Monte Cook

Monte Cook has worked as a professional writer for more than 25 years. As a fiction writer, he has published numerous short stories and two novels, The Glass Prison and Of Aged Angels, and attended the Clarion West SF&F writer’s workshop and the Launchpad Astronomy Workshop for science fiction writers. He also wrote the Ptolus: City By the Spire comic book series for Marvel Comics. As a nonfiction writer, he has published the Skeptic’s... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:45am - 12:45pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:45am

Jewel Staite
Guests
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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite most recently starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:45am - 1:15pm
(E) Photograph Booth 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:00pm

Billy Dee Williams
Guests
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Billy Dee Williams

SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY | | Billy Dee Williams, An icon of not only Hollywood but also the African-American community, was a long anticipated and much needed addition to the cast of heroes in the STAR WARS universe. His considerable presence brought many viewers to the seats of the theater to see THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK who may not have originally purchased a ticket. His overwhelming popularity and powerful performance opposite Diana Ross in... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:00pm

Bluenose Paradox/Never Been to Mars Book Launch
Guests
avatar for Ellen Curtis

Ellen Curtis

Ellen Curtis is a writer and web TV personality born and raised in St. Johns, Newfoundland; whose aptitude for the written word began at a young age, when she began writing short stories, poetry, lyrics and novellas. | | She was ‘discovered’ at a Sci-Fi on the Rock II writing panel in 2008, and her first collection of stories, Compendium, was published just over a year later in October 2009. | | Since then she has risen to become one of... Read More →
avatar for Matthew LeDrew

Matthew LeDrew

Matthew studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland and has worked with Transcontinental Publishing as well as student-youth magazine The Troubador. | | He has written five novels for Engen Books, Black Womb, Transformations in Pain, Smoke and Mirrors, Roulette and Ghosts of the Past. | | Since 2007 he has traveled all over Canada promoting his work as well as teaching seminars on writing and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:00pm

Web Comics
The fundamentals of creating web comics, and finding an audience.

Speakers
Guests
avatar for Joel Duggan

Joel Duggan

Joel Duggan is the cartoonist behind the online comic Starcrossed, host and producer of The Citadel Cafe podcast, and co-host and producer on Comics Coast to Coast on the FrogPants podcast network. In 2012, he self-published his first book, Starcrossed: Volume One a collection of his comics. | | Born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Joel works for out of his home studio in Dartmouth. | | Joel started his artistic career in television... Read More →
avatar for Lar deSouza

Lar deSouza

Lar deSouza, raconteur, bon vivant and artist about town was born to humble surroundings on a Hallowe’en night many years ago. Fortunately his monumental ego was able to overcome the humble bits. | | After an apparently normal childhood, he attended Sheridan College of Visual Arts where he obtained diplomas in Illustration and Computer Graphics. While other artists might have muses that look like Grecian oracles, Lar’s wears three fingered... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:00pm

Vic Mignogna
Guests
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Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than two hundred shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Adult Swim’s Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:45pm
(A) Autograph Booth A Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:00pm

J. August Richards
Guests
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J. August Richards

J. August Richards was introduced to fans of “Angel” during the series’ first season the rogue, street-savvy vampire hunter Charles Gunn. In season five, his character was transformed into a “take-no-prisoners” lawyer at the evil law firm Wolfram and Hart. In “Conviction,” Richards returns to the “letter of the law” in his role as Billy Desmond, an ambitious and brilliant assistant district attorney who does not lose... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 2:30pm
(B) Autograph Booth B Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:00pm

Terry Brooks
Guests
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Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and went on to earn his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington & Lee University. | | A writer since high... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 2:45pm
(I) Author Table Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:15pm

Costume Contest
Hal-Con's famous Costume Contest!

Guests
avatar for Yaya Han

Yaya Han

Yaya Han is one of only few cosplayers in the world to build a business in this hobby-ist community, but even after a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally – fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime/manga, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide, and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:15pm - 2:15pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:30pm

Billy Dee Williams
Guests
avatar for Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY | | Billy Dee Williams, An icon of not only Hollywood but also the African-American community, was a long anticipated and much needed addition to the cast of heroes in the STAR WARS universe. His considerable presence brought many viewers to the seats of the theater to see THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK who may not have originally purchased a ticket. His overwhelming popularity and powerful performance opposite Diana Ross in... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:30pm - 4:30pm
(C) Autograph Booth C Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:45pm

Creating Hunky Heroes and Vile Villains
We are discussing how to create great heroes and villains to make your story better.

Guests
avatar for Julia Phillips Smith

Julia Phillips Smith

Julia is the author of dark fantasy novel Bound by Dragonsfyre, as well as Dark Ages vampire novel Saint Sanguinus, available through online retailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, iTunes and Kobo. What a joy to put on her director’s hat when it came time to shoot the book trailers for the two titles. Thanks to her dream team engineered by producer Tara MacDonald, Julia earned directing Awards of Merit from the 2012 Best Shorts Competition as... Read More →
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Shawna Romkey

Shawna grew up in around farms in the heart of Missouri but went to the University of Kansas, was raised in the US but now lives on the ocean in Nova Scotia with her husband, two sons, two rescue dogs and one overgrown puppy from hell. She’s a non-conformist who follows her heart. | | She has her BA in creative writing from the University of Kansas where one of her plays was chosen by her creative writing professor to be produced locally... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:45pm - 1:30pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Retro Game Music
The retro video game music (VGM) panel will cover music from the 16-bit era and before. We will be listening to 15-20min of music over a 45min panel, and will include discussion and analysis.

Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 1:45pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Showcase on Christopher Jones
The career and work of Christopher Jones.

Guests
avatar for Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Silent Auction Winner Pick Up
Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Auction Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Garrett Wang
Guests
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Garrett Wang

Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett | Wang(pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater. He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi’s play “12-1-A,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Ian Boothby
Guests
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Ian Boothby

Ian Boothby is a multiple Shuster Award, Harvey Award and Eisner Award nominee and Eisner Award-winning comic book creator best known for his work as one of the main writers on The Simpsons and Futurama comics for Bongo including the Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis and Comic Book Guy The Comic Book. | | Ian is also an improv, sketch and stand up comedian living in Vancouver, Canada where he writes for CBC radio’s The Irrelevant Show and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
(F) Comic Table 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Lar deSouza
Guests
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Lar deSouza

Lar deSouza, raconteur, bon vivant and artist about town was born to humble surroundings on a Hallowe’en night many years ago. Fortunately his monumental ego was able to overcome the humble bits. | | After an apparently normal childhood, he attended Sheridan College of Visual Arts where he obtained diplomas in Illustration and Computer Graphics. While other artists might have muses that look like Grecian oracles, Lar’s wears three fingered... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
(G) Comic Table 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Tom Fowler
Guests
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Tom Fowler

Tom Fowler is an Ottawa based artist who has worked on such publications as MAD Magazine, Revolution of the Planet of the Apes, Mysterious: the Unfathomable, Green Arrow, Star Wars: Jango Fett, Batman: The Legends of the Dark Knight and Venom. He has also illustrated several cards for the Doomtown card game. | | http://bigbugillustration.blogspot.ca


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
(H) Comic Table 3 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:15pm

The Women of Comics
A discussion with a panel of female comic book professionals.

Speakers
Guests
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Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey is a comics illustrator from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Since 2007 she has been working on her creator owned webcomic In the Air, as well as a handful of freelance and self owned mini comics. Recently she has gotten work for IDW’s My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series, and has illustrated the Applejack micro and the “My Little Pirate” story arc.
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Faith Erin Hicks

Faith Erin Hicks writes and draws way too many comics. Her online work includes the webcomics Demonology 101, Ice and The Adventures of Superhero Girl. | | Her published works are the graphic novels Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (art only), Friends With Boys and the upcoming Bigfoot Boy and Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. She’s also written and drawn short comics for Marvel and Boom! She lives in the mysterious Canadian... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:45pm

Prop and Wardrobe Collecting
This panel will introduce fans to this growing hobby and educate then on the fun and potential pitfalls of collecting.

Saturday November 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:30pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:00pm

NERO Character Creation and LARP Character Background
Basic understanding of Character generation and creating an effective character. Also dos and don'ts of Character background.

Speakers

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:00pm

Richard Hatch
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Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Richard just finished playing the role of Tom Zarek in the new re-imagined... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:45pm
(A) Autograph Booth A Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:15pm

Bring Back Undergrads
A discussion with Undergrads creator Pete Williams on his campaign to bring back the show.

Guests
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Pete Williams

Pete Williams is the creator of the animated series Undergrads that aired on MTV and Teletoon in 2001. Along with designing the look of the show and writing a number of episodes, he also voiced the four main characters. Undergrads was cancelled on MTV after just one season, but has garnered a cult following around the world, especially in Canada where it still airs on Teletoon. | | After discovering the show still has a devoted fan base... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:15pm - 3:45pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:15pm

Peter Davison
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Peter Davison

Peter Davison, born Peter Moffett in London 1951, played the 5th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who from 1981 to 1984. He has replayed the role twice since then, including the 2007 Children in Need special Time Crash. He is one of the few actors to star in both the classic, and new series of Doctor Who. Davison is also known for his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, and his recurring role in Law & Order : UK... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:15pm - 3:45pm
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:30pm

Cosplay =/= Consent - Let's Put Things Back Into Perspective
Moderators
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Drakaina

Drakaina made her mark by becoming the first of her kind in France, and incidentally in Europe. A Model raised to the rank of Modern Muse, inspiring artists, painters, writers and poets around the world since 2001 as well as influencing a whole new generation of models attracted by the potential of this ancestral form of artistic expression. Aside from her fantasy art modeling career, Drakaina has appeared in several music videos, as well as a... Read More →

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:30pm

Jewel Staite Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite most recently starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:30pm

Kelly Tindall
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Kelly Tindall

Kelly Tindall is the creator of Strangebeard, the hit pirate webcomic about the world’s deadliest pirate (who happens to be a twelve-year-old girl). He wrote and drew the adventures of feline detective Archie Snow for Image Comics’ Proof and the mash-up webcomic That’s So Kraven! He also letters Bedlam and the upcoming Strangeways for Image Comics, and was twice award-nominated for his letters on the Shuster Award-winning Green Wake.


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:30pm - 4:15pm
(H) Comic Table 3 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:30pm

Nick Bradshaw & Danica Brine
Guests
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Danica Brine

Danica Brine, pen name KARIBU, is a freelance illustrator from New-Brunswick, Canada. She published her first works in an independent sci-fi comics magazine in France called “Rocket Science” in 2012. More of her work will appear this year in Heroes of the North comic, specifically short stories enveloping Masquerade, on of the female characters from Heroes. | | In addition, KARIBU is working on various contracts and projects, including... Read More →
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Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw is a Maritime based artist, born and raised, currently living and working in Moncton. He’s worked in animation and comics as an artist for Dynamic forces (Army Of Darkness/Darkman), Wildstorm/DC (Danger Girl, Rokkin) and currently Marvel comics on Wolverine and the X-men.


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:30pm - 4:15pm
(F) Comic Table 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:45pm

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
A panel with the Nova Scotia Bronies about Brony fandom as well as a discussion about My Little Pony: FIM.

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:45pm - 3:30pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:45pm

David Nykl
Guests
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David Nykl

David Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague’s Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren. | | He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:45pm - 4:30pm
(B) Autograph Booth B Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:45pm

Robert J Sawyer
Guests
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Robert J Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the science-fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1996 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2006 for Mindscan). According to the US trade journal Locus, he has won more awards for his novels than anyone else in the history of the... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
(I) Author Table Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:45pm

J. August Richards
Guests
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J. August Richards

J. August Richards was introduced to fans of “Angel” during the series’ first season the rogue, street-savvy vampire hunter Charles Gunn. In season five, his character was transformed into a “take-no-prisoners” lawyer at the evil law firm Wolfram and Hart. In “Conviction,” Richards returns to the “letter of the law” in his role as Billy Desmond, an ambitious and brilliant assistant district attorney who does not lose... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:45pm - 4:45pm
(E) Photograph Booth 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:00pm

SCA
A demonstration by the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cave of Wonders WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:15pm

JVPS Presents - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Post Production
Join Rhys Bevan-John, co-artistic director of Misery Loves Theatre Company, in a discussion of the creation process of the steampunk stage adaptation of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” which was produced in collaboration with Shakespeare by the Sea. Topics will range from Victorian philosophies of the self, to the writing and design process and the physical theatre philosophy that went into creating the show and its characters. If people are game, we may get on our feet in this workshop and play with some of the physical theatre ideas too.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:30pm

Con Runners Panel
Guests
avatar for Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:30pm

Garrett Wang Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
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Garrett Wang

Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett | Wang(pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater. He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi’s play “12-1-A,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:45pm

Writing for Novels
Matthew LeDrew and Ellen Curtis discuss and answer questions on the thing they know best: writing for novels. You have a great story, but it's all in your head! How do you get it out onto the page? How do you make it a novel, and not just a story? How would you do the dreaded team-up with another author? The Engen Books team will do their best to answer!

Guests
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Ellen Curtis

Ellen Curtis is a writer and web TV personality born and raised in St. Johns, Newfoundland; whose aptitude for the written word began at a young age, when she began writing short stories, poetry, lyrics and novellas. | | She was ‘discovered’ at a Sci-Fi on the Rock II writing panel in 2008, and her first collection of stories, Compendium, was published just over a year later in October 2009. | | Since then she has risen to become one of... Read More →
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Matthew LeDrew

Matthew studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland and has worked with Transcontinental Publishing as well as student-youth magazine The Troubador. | | He has written five novels for Engen Books, Black Womb, Transformations in Pain, Smoke and Mirrors, Roulette and Ghosts of the Past. | | Since 2007 he has traveled all over Canada promoting his work as well as teaching seminars on writing and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:00pm

The Evolution of Cosplay with Yaya Han
A panel with Yaya Han looking at how cosplay has developed, especially over the last 15 years, and why the community is as it is right now, including the problems with cosplay is not consent, Facebook likes game, monetizing cosplay etc.

Guests
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Yaya Han

Yaya Han is one of only few cosplayers in the world to build a business in this hobby-ist community, but even after a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally – fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime/manga, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide, and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:00pm

Jewel Staite
Guests
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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite most recently starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
(A) Autograph Booth A Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:15pm

JVPS Presents - Quills and Steam: Steampunk Creative Writing Workshop
Hosted by Rhys Bevan-John and Bill Wood

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 4:15pm - 5:00pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:15pm

Richard Hatch
Guests
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Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Richard just finished playing the role of Tom Zarek in the new re-imagined... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:15pm - 5:45pm
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:30pm

Peter Davison Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
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Peter Davison

Peter Davison, born Peter Moffett in London 1951, played the 5th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who from 1981 to 1984. He has replayed the role twice since then, including the 2007 Children in Need special Time Crash. He is one of the few actors to star in both the classic, and new series of Doctor Who. Davison is also known for his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, and his recurring role in Law & Order : UK... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:30pm - 5:15pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:30pm

For The Love of Comics
A group discussion on why the featured comic book guests love comics, including how they got into reading them, what the first comic was that they purchased etc.

Guests
avatar for Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →
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Tom Fowler

Tom Fowler is an Ottawa based artist who has worked on such publications as MAD Magazine, Revolution of the Planet of the Apes, Mysterious: the Unfathomable, Green Arrow, Star Wars: Jango Fett, Batman: The Legends of the Dark Knight and Venom. He has also illustrated several cards for the Doomtown card game. | | http://bigbugillustration.blogspot.ca
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Ty Templeton

Ty Templeton has been creating comics for more than twenty-five years, working on Batman, Superman, the Avengers, the Justice League, Howard the Duck, Mad Magazine, Star Trek and more. Currently, he is drawing and writing stories for Marvel’s all-ages Spidey book. He also teaches script writing and illustration at Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp, a school for comic book creators in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, four children and... Read More →
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Wordburglar

A consummate performer, freestyler and improviser, Halifax’s own Wordburglar has carved a niche for himself across Canada and beyond with whimsical lyrics, a unique sense of humour and geek-infused storytelling songs. | | Unapologetic in his love of double-entendres, ridiculous similes and classic rhyme schemes, Burg’s lyrics are peppered with east coast charm, observational humour and pop-culture obscurities, all rooted in a dedication to... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:30pm

Christopher Torres
Guests
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Christopher Torres

Christopher Torres knows a few things about cats, Internet memes and comics. | | Torres has been drawing his web comic “LOL Comics” since 2005, before reaction images were even a thing. Featuring adventures from previous employment, his family and lots of cat stories – his comics resonated with fans. In 2008, after an early comic was featured on G4’s Attack of the Show, the comics routinely started going viral. As a way of connecting... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:30pm - 6:15pm
(G) Comic Table 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:30pm

Monte Cook
Guests
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Monte Cook

Monte Cook has worked as a professional writer for more than 25 years. As a fiction writer, he has published numerous short stories and two novels, The Glass Prison and Of Aged Angels, and attended the Clarion West SF&F writer’s workshop and the Launchpad Astronomy Workshop for science fiction writers. He also wrote the Ptolus: City By the Spire comic book series for Marvel Comics. As a nonfiction writer, he has published the Skeptic’s... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:30pm - 6:15pm
(H) Comic Table 3 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:45pm

Robert Maillet
Guests
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Robert Maillet

A French Canadian from rural New Brunswick, it was clear from an early age that Robert would be a very big boy. In the first grade he stood taller than his teacher and that made him awkward and a bit shy, so growing up he took shelter in his own dreams. One of those dreams was to become a professional wrestler, and for a time he realized that dream with a successful career in the W.W.F. At the urging of a friend, he brought the confidence and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:45pm - 6:45pm
(B) Autograph Booth B Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:00pm

Podcasting Geeks Vs Nerds
Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 5:45pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:00pm

Fat Apollo
Guests
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Fat Apollo

Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. Donning Everlast boxing gloves, as well as a cape and shirt made of vintage Battlestar Galactica bed sheets (circa 1977) – Fat Apollo is a true multimedia juggernaut. | | Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and was the subject of a feature article in Frank Magazine, and was on the cover of The... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
(I) Author Table Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:15pm

Create a Superhero
Audience members will give suggestions to the artists (hero's name, gender, powers, what they're wearing) and the featured artist will illustrate the ideas.

Guests
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Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw is a Maritime based artist, born and raised, currently living and working in Moncton. He’s worked in animation and comics as an artist for Dynamic forces (Army Of Darkness/Darkman), Wildstorm/DC (Danger Girl, Rokkin) and currently Marvel comics on Wolverine and the X-men.


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:15pm - 6:00pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:15pm

JVPS Presents - Evening Films: The Origins of SF Cinema
Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 5:15pm - 6:45pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

5:45pm

A Thematic Approach to Science Fiction
Science fiction is often called "the literature of ideas," and with good reason: the fresh central idea is often the defining characteristic of a science-fiction novel. Join bestselling author Robert J. Sawyer for a discussion of how to come up with and develop a high concept for your own science-fiction or TV series by finding the theme that will give rise to your plot and characters, and enthrall your audience. Sawyer's own Aurora Award-winning novel FlashForward had its theme summarized in the opening narration of every episode of the ABC TV series based on it: "On October 6, the planet blacked out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds. The whole world saw the future." Come prepared to try to distill your own notions down to something equally succinct and exciting, so that you can focus on what your story is really about.

Guests
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Robert J Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the science-fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1996 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2006 for Mindscan). According to the US trade journal Locus, he has won more awards for his novels than anyone else in the history of the... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

6:00pm

J. August Richards Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
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J. August Richards

J. August Richards was introduced to fans of “Angel” during the series’ first season the rogue, street-savvy vampire hunter Charles Gunn. In season five, his character was transformed into a “take-no-prisoners” lawyer at the evil law firm Wolfram and Hart. In “Conviction,” Richards returns to the “letter of the law” in his role as Billy Desmond, an ambitious and brilliant assistant district attorney who does not lose... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 6:45pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

6:00pm

Basic Vulcan Language and Calligraphy Practice
Modern Golic Vulcan is a beautiful and developed fan-language that is also a way to sharpen thoughts and express one's self logically. In a brief introduction to spoken langauge and calligraphy, the student is also introduced to a peaceful experience of mental discipline and meditation.

Ily-Gol-Vuhlkansu glenon-gen-lis vaksurik heh storik. Nam-tor isha yut na'nahp pa'shik heh na'sviribaya olozhikaik. Dungi ma orensular sviribaya sochyarik na'kai'tan heh wh'ltri svi'nash-ragtaya sahris.

Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

6:15pm

Alex Hall - Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
Speakers

Saturday November 9, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

7:00pm

Bullying in the Community
A presentation on the subject of bullying and harassment in the community, presented by the Super Heroes Think Pink campaign.

Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

7:00pm

Dorks in Dungeons
Dice rolling fantasy improv comedy!

Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:45pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

7:00pm

Frankenstein's Monster
A screening of Frankenstein's Monster

Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

7:00pm

Stargazer Soiree
Open only to Warp Speed Pass holders and invited guests.

Guests
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

As Host of InnerSPACE, AJAY FRY is no stranger to SPACE or the airwaves. Born in Toronto, Ajay attributes his bizarre and creative sense of humour to growing up in Ottawa. His career in television began at an early age with roles on LASSIE, ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK and BIG WOLF ON CAMPUS. He also regularly lent his young voice to cartoons such as ARTHUR, LITTLE LULU and CAILLOU. | | As a teenager, Ajay studied and performed improvisational... Read More →
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Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey is a comics illustrator from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Since 2007 she has been working on her creator owned webcomic In the Air, as well as a handful of freelance and self owned mini comics. Recently she has gotten work for IDW’s My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series, and has illustrated the Applejack micro and the “My Little Pirate” story arc.
avatar for Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Torres

Christopher Torres

Christopher Torres knows a few things about cats, Internet memes and comics. | | Torres has been drawing his web comic “LOL Comics” since 2005, before reaction images were even a thing. Featuring adventures from previous employment, his family and lots of cat stories – his comics resonated with fans. In 2008, after an early comic was featured on G4’s Attack of the Show, the comics routinely started going viral. As a way of connecting... Read More →
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D.C. Rhind

D.C. Rhind is the author of the Calebra Fantasy Series and, more recently, the Agent Samurai, Vampire-Hunter Series. A Halifax area native, David returns to Hal-Con 2013 with great enthusiasm “Hal-Con have been such gracious hosts that it’s always a pleasure to return.” | David was born in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, spent his high school and university years in Dartmouth, then lived abroad for over thirty years, in Bermuda, the... Read More →
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Danica Brine

Danica Brine, pen name KARIBU, is a freelance illustrator from New-Brunswick, Canada. She published her first works in an independent sci-fi comics magazine in France called “Rocket Science” in 2012. More of her work will appear this year in Heroes of the North comic, specifically short stories enveloping Masquerade, on of the female characters from Heroes. | | In addition, KARIBU is working on various contracts and projects, including... Read More →
avatar for David Nykl

David Nykl

David Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague’s Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren. | | He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on... Read More →
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Drakaina

Drakaina made her mark by becoming the first of her kind in France, and incidentally in Europe. A Model raised to the rank of Modern Muse, inspiring artists, painters, writers and poets around the world since 2001 as well as influencing a whole new generation of models attracted by the potential of this ancestral form of artistic expression. Aside from her fantasy art modeling career, Drakaina has appeared in several music videos, as well as a... Read More →
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Ellen Curtis

Ellen Curtis is a writer and web TV personality born and raised in St. Johns, Newfoundland; whose aptitude for the written word began at a young age, when she began writing short stories, poetry, lyrics and novellas. | | She was ‘discovered’ at a Sci-Fi on the Rock II writing panel in 2008, and her first collection of stories, Compendium, was published just over a year later in October 2009. | | Since then she has risen to become one of... Read More →
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Faith Erin Hicks

Faith Erin Hicks writes and draws way too many comics. Her online work includes the webcomics Demonology 101, Ice and The Adventures of Superhero Girl. | | Her published works are the graphic novels Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (art only), Friends With Boys and the upcoming Bigfoot Boy and Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. She’s also written and drawn short comics for Marvel and Boom! She lives in the mysterious Canadian... Read More →
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Fat Apollo

Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. Donning Everlast boxing gloves, as well as a cape and shirt made of vintage Battlestar Galactica bed sheets (circa 1977) – Fat Apollo is a true multimedia juggernaut. | | Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and was the subject of a feature article in Frank Magazine, and was on the cover of The... Read More →
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Garrett Wang

Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett | Wang(pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater. He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi’s play “12-1-A,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of... Read More →
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Hal Hilden

Hal Hilden currently writes for Red Leaf Comics, penning MacSorly, RCMP, a current Leaf Vs. The Memphere story, The Ministers of Magic and his co-creator owned Dreamland 2047 limited series. He has dabbled in animation scripting, writing a spec script for Wetsand Animation, and he continues to do interviews for Comic Book Interviews. Hal recently completed a freelance script for Bluewater Productions, and has another freelance assignment from... Read More →
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Ian Boothby

Ian Boothby is a multiple Shuster Award, Harvey Award and Eisner Award nominee and Eisner Award-winning comic book creator best known for his work as one of the main writers on The Simpsons and Futurama comics for Bongo including the Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis and Comic Book Guy The Comic Book. | | Ian is also an improv, sketch and stand up comedian living in Vancouver, Canada where he writes for CBC radio’s The Irrelevant Show and... Read More →
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J. August Richards

J. August Richards was introduced to fans of “Angel” during the series’ first season the rogue, street-savvy vampire hunter Charles Gunn. In season five, his character was transformed into a “take-no-prisoners” lawyer at the evil law firm Wolfram and Hart. In “Conviction,” Richards returns to the “letter of the law” in his role as Billy Desmond, an ambitious and brilliant assistant district attorney who does not lose... Read More →
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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite most recently starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar... Read More →
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Joel Duggan

Joel Duggan is the cartoonist behind the online comic Starcrossed, host and producer of The Citadel Cafe podcast, and co-host and producer on Comics Coast to Coast on the FrogPants podcast network. In 2012, he self-published his first book, Starcrossed: Volume One a collection of his comics. | | Born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Joel works for out of his home studio in Dartmouth. | | Joel started his artistic career in television... Read More →
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Julia Phillips Smith

Julia is the author of dark fantasy novel Bound by Dragonsfyre, as well as Dark Ages vampire novel Saint Sanguinus, available through online retailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, iTunes and Kobo. What a joy to put on her director’s hat when it came time to shoot the book trailers for the two titles. Thanks to her dream team engineered by producer Tara MacDonald, Julia earned directing Awards of Merit from the 2012 Best Shorts Competition as... Read More →
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Kelly Tindall

Kelly Tindall is the creator of Strangebeard, the hit pirate webcomic about the world’s deadliest pirate (who happens to be a twelve-year-old girl). He wrote and drew the adventures of feline detective Archie Snow for Image Comics’ Proof and the mash-up webcomic That’s So Kraven! He also letters Bedlam and the upcoming Strangeways for Image Comics, and was twice award-nominated for his letters on the Shuster Award-winning Green Wake.
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Lar deSouza

Lar deSouza, raconteur, bon vivant and artist about town was born to humble surroundings on a Hallowe’en night many years ago. Fortunately his monumental ego was able to overcome the humble bits. | | After an apparently normal childhood, he attended Sheridan College of Visual Arts where he obtained diplomas in Illustration and Computer Graphics. While other artists might have muses that look like Grecian oracles, Lar’s wears three fingered... Read More →
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Matthew LeDrew

Matthew studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland and has worked with Transcontinental Publishing as well as student-youth magazine The Troubador. | | He has written five novels for Engen Books, Black Womb, Transformations in Pain, Smoke and Mirrors, Roulette and Ghosts of the Past. | | Since 2007 he has traveled all over Canada promoting his work as well as teaching seminars on writing and... Read More →
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Monte Cook

Monte Cook has worked as a professional writer for more than 25 years. As a fiction writer, he has published numerous short stories and two novels, The Glass Prison and Of Aged Angels, and attended the Clarion West SF&F writer’s workshop and the Launchpad Astronomy Workshop for science fiction writers. He also wrote the Ptolus: City By the Spire comic book series for Marvel Comics. As a nonfiction writer, he has published the Skeptic’s... Read More →
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Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw is a Maritime based artist, born and raised, currently living and working in Moncton. He’s worked in animation and comics as an artist for Dynamic forces (Army Of Darkness/Darkman), Wildstorm/DC (Danger Girl, Rokkin) and currently Marvel comics on Wolverine and the X-men.
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Pete Williams

Pete Williams is the creator of the animated series Undergrads that aired on MTV and Teletoon in 2001. Along with designing the look of the show and writing a number of episodes, he also voiced the four main characters. Undergrads was cancelled on MTV after just one season, but has garnered a cult following around the world, especially in Canada where it still airs on Teletoon. | | After discovering the show still has a devoted fan base... Read More →
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Peter Chiykowski

Peter Chiykowski is a cartoonist, writer, and professional ragamuffin. He doodles Rock, Paper, Cynic, a webcomic about geek culture, turtles, and making the world a more interesting place. He actually started writing and publishing his silly little cartoons in Halifax in 2008, and was lucky enough to get support from student newspapers and local readers—something he’s still grateful for. | | Since then his comics have spread around the... Read More →
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Peter Davison

Peter Davison, born Peter Moffett in London 1951, played the 5th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who from 1981 to 1984. He has replayed the role twice since then, including the 2007 Children in Need special Time Crash. He is one of the few actors to star in both the classic, and new series of Doctor Who. Davison is also known for his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, and his recurring role in Law & Order : UK... Read More →
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Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Richard just finished playing the role of Tom Zarek in the new re-imagined... Read More →
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Rob DenBleyker

Rob DenBleyker is one of the leading voices of web comics today. Starting with his personal website Explosm.net in 2004 to showcase his comics along with co-creators Dave McElfatrick, Kris Wilson, and Matt Melvin, Rob built Cyanide and Happiness into one of the most recognized webcomics in the world. | | After expanding their webcomic into books and animated shorts on YouTube, the guys began to aim bigger. Initial plans for a Cyanide... Read More →
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Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey is originally from England, where he attended College of Art during the sixties. After careers in television and newspapers, and later as a full time aviation combat artist, he was suddenly approached by Lucasfilm some years ago. George Lucas had seen his website and Robert’s path then took a sharp turn into Sci-Fi. Specifically, Star Wars. He worked on STAR WARS VISIONS, a book by various artists, after visiting Lucas at his... Read More →
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Robert J Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the science-fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1996 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2006 for Mindscan). According to the US trade journal Locus, he has won more awards for his novels than anyone else in the history of the... Read More →
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Robert Maillet

A French Canadian from rural New Brunswick, it was clear from an early age that Robert would be a very big boy. In the first grade he stood taller than his teacher and that made him awkward and a bit shy, so growing up he took shelter in his own dreams. One of those dreams was to become a professional wrestler, and for a time he realized that dream with a successful career in the W.W.F. At the urging of a friend, he brought the confidence and... Read More →
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Shawna Romkey

Shawna grew up in around farms in the heart of Missouri but went to the University of Kansas, was raised in the US but now lives on the ocean in Nova Scotia with her husband, two sons, two rescue dogs and one overgrown puppy from hell. She’s a non-conformist who follows her heart. | | She has her BA in creative writing from the University of Kansas where one of her plays was chosen by her creative writing professor to be produced locally... Read More →
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Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and went on to earn his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington & Lee University. | | A writer since high... Read More →
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Tom Fowler

Tom Fowler is an Ottawa based artist who has worked on such publications as MAD Magazine, Revolution of the Planet of the Apes, Mysterious: the Unfathomable, Green Arrow, Star Wars: Jango Fett, Batman: The Legends of the Dark Knight and Venom. He has also illustrated several cards for the Doomtown card game. | | http://bigbugillustration.blogspot.ca
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Troy Little

Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. | | His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for... Read More →
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Ty Templeton

Ty Templeton has been creating comics for more than twenty-five years, working on Batman, Superman, the Avengers, the Justice League, Howard the Duck, Mad Magazine, Star Trek and more. Currently, he is drawing and writing stories for Marvel’s all-ages Spidey book. He also teaches script writing and illustration at Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp, a school for comic book creators in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, four children and... Read More →
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Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than two hundred shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Adult Swim’s Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa... Read More →
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Wordburglar

A consummate performer, freestyler and improviser, Halifax’s own Wordburglar has carved a niche for himself across Canada and beyond with whimsical lyrics, a unique sense of humour and geek-infused storytelling songs. | | Unapologetic in his love of double-entendres, ridiculous similes and classic rhyme schemes, Burg’s lyrics are peppered with east coast charm, observational humour and pop-culture obscurities, all rooted in a dedication to... Read More →
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Yaya Han

Yaya Han is one of only few cosplayers in the world to build a business in this hobby-ist community, but even after a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally – fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime/manga, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide, and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Summit Suite The 8th Floor, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

7:30pm

Homestuck
Did you ever wonder who those weird, grey painted people with horns are that you always see wandering around conventions? Well here is your chance to find out! Presented by HaliStuck, this panel will look at what the web comic Homestuck is all about.

Saturday November 9, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

7:45pm

Hentai Jeopardy (18+)
Silly an entertaining Trivia game about all things hentai!
18 years of age and older!

Saturday November 9, 2013 7:45pm - 8:45pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

9:00pm

Halifax Concert Band
Saturday November 9, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

9:00pm

Action Laser Tag
Free to play laser tag!

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 9:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00am
Cave of Wonders WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

9:00pm

Hal-Concert
Guests
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Wordburglar

A consummate performer, freestyler and improviser, Halifax’s own Wordburglar has carved a niche for himself across Canada and beyond with whimsical lyrics, a unique sense of humour and geek-infused storytelling songs. | | Unapologetic in his love of double-entendres, ridiculous similes and classic rhyme schemes, Burg’s lyrics are peppered with east coast charm, observational humour and pop-culture obscurities, all rooted in a dedication to... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 9:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00am
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada
 
Sunday, November 10
 

9:00am

SCA
A demonstration by the Society for Creative Anachronism

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Cave of Wonders WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

9:00am

Silent Auction Viewing/Bidding
Sunday November 10, 2013 9:00am - 6:00pm
Auction Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

9:30am

The House on Haunted Hill
A production of The House on Haunted Hill, performed by the B-Side Players.

Speakers

Sunday November 10, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

JVPS Presents - Steampunk 101
What is so punk about steampunk? Why all the gears and goggles? When did it start? Is it books, movies, or dress up? We will look at all these questions and more at this introductory overview to all the things steampunk.

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

1980's Anime
A group discussion about the popular anime series and hidden gems released in the 1980's. Moderated for the purpose of conducting the conversation. We will spend a big chunk of our panel going year by year and addressing some big hits, who had seen them, and people's old favorites. We will also visit some of these topics:

• Themes in 80's anime
• Popular tropes
• Japan's state and influence on 1980's anime
• Quality/methods of animation
• Genres in anime compared to today

Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Happy 50th Doctor!
We plan to discuss the end of Matt Smith, the new Doctor - Peter Capaldi, and other Whovain things.

Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

KAG and MHA Grand Assembly
Annual presentation from both KAG Kanada and MHA -
description of events and accomplishments of past year;
handing out of any awards, recognitions, promotions, etc.
KAG Kanada wants to run panel back-to-back with another 60 min. panel.

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Garrett Wang
Guests
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Garrett Wang

Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett | Wang(pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater. He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi’s play “12-1-A,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
(E) Photograph Booth 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

J. August Richards
Guests
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J. August Richards

J. August Richards was introduced to fans of “Angel” during the series’ first season the rogue, street-savvy vampire hunter Charles Gunn. In season five, his character was transformed into a “take-no-prisoners” lawyer at the evil law firm Wolfram and Hart. In “Conviction,” Richards returns to the “letter of the law” in his role as Billy Desmond, an ambitious and brilliant assistant district attorney who does not lose... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
(A) Autograph Booth A Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Christopher Jones
Guests
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Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 1:00pm
(F) Comic Table 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Jewel Staite
Guests
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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite most recently starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 1:00pm
(B) Autograph Booth B Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Lar deSouza
Guests
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Lar deSouza

Lar deSouza, raconteur, bon vivant and artist about town was born to humble surroundings on a Hallowe’en night many years ago. Fortunately his monumental ego was able to overcome the humble bits. | | After an apparently normal childhood, he attended Sheridan College of Visual Arts where he obtained diplomas in Illustration and Computer Graphics. While other artists might have muses that look like Grecian oracles, Lar’s wears three fingered... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 1:00pm
(H) Comic Table 3 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

10:00am

Ty Templeton
Guests
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Ty Templeton

Ty Templeton has been creating comics for more than twenty-five years, working on Batman, Superman, the Avengers, the Justice League, Howard the Duck, Mad Magazine, Star Trek and more. Currently, he is drawing and writing stories for Marvel’s all-ages Spidey book. He also teaches script writing and illustration at Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp, a school for comic book creators in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, four children and... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 1:00pm
(I) Author Table Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:00am

Billy Dee Williams
Guests
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Billy Dee Williams

SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY | | Billy Dee Williams, An icon of not only Hollywood but also the African-American community, was a long anticipated and much needed addition to the cast of heroes in the STAR WARS universe. His considerable presence brought many viewers to the seats of the theater to see THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK who may not have originally purchased a ticket. His overwhelming popularity and powerful performance opposite Diana Ross in... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:00am

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Introduction and discussion of one of the most celebrated manga series Jojo's bizarre adventure and it's author: Araki.

Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:00am

For The Love of Comics
A group discussion on why the featured comic book guests love comics, including how they got into reading them, what the first comic was that they purchased etc.

Guests
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Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey is a comics illustrator from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Since 2007 she has been working on her creator owned webcomic In the Air, as well as a handful of freelance and self owned mini comics. Recently she has gotten work for IDW’s My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series, and has illustrated the Applejack micro and the “My Little Pirate” story arc.
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Joel Duggan

Joel Duggan is the cartoonist behind the online comic Starcrossed, host and producer of The Citadel Cafe podcast, and co-host and producer on Comics Coast to Coast on the FrogPants podcast network. In 2012, he self-published his first book, Starcrossed: Volume One a collection of his comics. | | Born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Joel works for out of his home studio in Dartmouth. | | Joel started his artistic career in television... Read More →
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Troy Little

Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. | | His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:15am

Cyanide and Happiness
Guests
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Rob DenBleyker

Rob DenBleyker is one of the leading voices of web comics today. Starting with his personal website Explosm.net in 2004 to showcase his comics along with co-creators Dave McElfatrick, Kris Wilson, and Matt Melvin, Rob built Cyanide and Happiness into one of the most recognized webcomics in the world. | | After expanding their webcomic into books and animated shorts on YouTube, the guys began to aim bigger. Initial plans for a Cyanide... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:15am

KAG Canada - Creation of Klingon Ales/Beers
60-minute panel, intended to run right after KAG Kanada/MHA Grand Assembly, will discuss Paul Carreau's successful efforts to not only create and market several Klingon-themed ales or brews, but success in networking with CBS and Paramount in name licensing agreements for these products.

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:15am

Supernatural
An fan run open forum where people can ask questions about the series as a whole, where they can throw out theories and ideas, and we give our take on what we think.

Sunday November 10, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:30am

Billy Dee Williams
Guests
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Billy Dee Williams

SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY | | Billy Dee Williams, An icon of not only Hollywood but also the African-American community, was a long anticipated and much needed addition to the cast of heroes in the STAR WARS universe. His considerable presence brought many viewers to the seats of the theater to see THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK who may not have originally purchased a ticket. His overwhelming popularity and powerful performance opposite Diana Ross in... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:30am - 2:30pm
(C) Autograph Booth C Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

11:45am

Richard Hatch
Guests
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Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Richard just finished playing the role of Tom Zarek in the new re-imagined... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:45am - 1:00pm
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:00pm

Writing for Short Stories
Writing a short story can be just as hard -- or harder -- than writing a novel! There are concerns of theme and meaning, and neatly packing your epic story into a much denser page count. Join Ellen Curtis, critically-praised author of short-fiction for Engen Books, as she helps fellow authors with the do's and don'ts of writing short fiction. With Steve Lake and Matthew LeDrew!

Moderators
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Ellen Curtis

Ellen Curtis is a writer and web TV personality born and raised in St. Johns, Newfoundland; whose aptitude for the written word began at a young age, when she began writing short stories, poetry, lyrics and novellas. | | She was ‘discovered’ at a Sci-Fi on the Rock II writing panel in 2008, and her first collection of stories, Compendium, was published just over a year later in October 2009. | | Since then she has risen to become one of... Read More →
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Matthew LeDrew

Matthew studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland and has worked with Transcontinental Publishing as well as student-youth magazine The Troubador. | | He has written five novels for Engen Books, Black Womb, Transformations in Pain, Smoke and Mirrors, Roulette and Ghosts of the Past. | | Since 2007 he has traveled all over Canada promoting his work as well as teaching seminars on writing and... Read More →

Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:00pm

Vic Mignogna Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
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Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than two hundred shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Adult Swim’s Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:15pm

Podcasting with Joel Duggan
Guests
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Joel Duggan

Joel Duggan is the cartoonist behind the online comic Starcrossed, host and producer of The Citadel Cafe podcast, and co-host and producer on Comics Coast to Coast on the FrogPants podcast network. In 2012, he self-published his first book, Starcrossed: Volume One a collection of his comics. | | Born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Joel works for out of his home studio in Dartmouth. | | Joel started his artistic career in television... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:15pm - 1:00pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:15pm

J. August Richards
Guests
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J. August Richards

J. August Richards was introduced to fans of “Angel” during the series’ first season the rogue, street-savvy vampire hunter Charles Gunn. In season five, his character was transformed into a “take-no-prisoners” lawyer at the evil law firm Wolfram and Hart. In “Conviction,” Richards returns to the “letter of the law” in his role as Billy Desmond, an ambitious and brilliant assistant district attorney who does not lose... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:15pm - 2:00pm
(E) Photograph Booth 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:15pm

Peter Davison
Guests
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Peter Davison

Peter Davison, born Peter Moffett in London 1951, played the 5th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who from 1981 to 1984. He has replayed the role twice since then, including the 2007 Children in Need special Time Crash. He is one of the few actors to star in both the classic, and new series of Doctor Who. Davison is also known for his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, and his recurring role in Law & Order : UK... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:15pm - 2:15pm
(A) Autograph Booth A Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:30pm

Robert J Sawyer Q&A
Q&As are an opportunity to ask our guests that burning question to which you've always wanted the answer!

Guests
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Robert J Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the science-fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1996 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2006 for Mindscan). According to the US trade journal Locus, he has won more awards for his novels than anyone else in the history of the... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:30pm

Cosplay 101
A slideshow presentation of the basics a beginner needs to know to begin cosplaying. How to buy and source materials, how to choose a character, how to be sure the things you buy are quality items and how to avoid being scammed online.

Sunday November 10, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

12:45pm

Vic Mignogna - Star Trek Continues
Guests
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Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than two hundred shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Adult Swim’s Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

20 Year of the X-Files
The X-Files celebrated it's 20th anniversary on September 10th, 2013. Join us for a discussion about the show, the actors and the episodes.

Sunday November 10, 2013 1:00pm - 1:45pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Silent Auction Winner Pick Up
Sunday November 10, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Auction Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Ian Boothby
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Ian Boothby

Ian Boothby is a multiple Shuster Award, Harvey Award and Eisner Award nominee and Eisner Award-winning comic book creator best known for his work as one of the main writers on The Simpsons and Futurama comics for Bongo including the Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis and Comic Book Guy The Comic Book. | | Ian is also an improv, sketch and stand up comedian living in Vancouver, Canada where he writes for CBC radio’s The Irrelevant Show and... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
(H) Comic Table 3 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Kelly Tindall
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Kelly Tindall

Kelly Tindall is the creator of Strangebeard, the hit pirate webcomic about the world’s deadliest pirate (who happens to be a twelve-year-old girl). He wrote and drew the adventures of feline detective Archie Snow for Image Comics’ Proof and the mash-up webcomic That’s So Kraven! He also letters Bedlam and the upcoming Strangeways for Image Comics, and was twice award-nominated for his letters on the Shuster Award-winning Green Wake.


Sunday November 10, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
(F) Comic Table 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:00pm

Tom Fowler
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Tom Fowler

Tom Fowler is an Ottawa based artist who has worked on such publications as MAD Magazine, Revolution of the Planet of the Apes, Mysterious: the Unfathomable, Green Arrow, Star Wars: Jango Fett, Batman: The Legends of the Dark Knight and Venom. He has also illustrated several cards for the Doomtown card game. | | http://bigbugillustration.blogspot.ca


Sunday November 10, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
(G) Comic Table 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:15pm

All Ages Comics


A discussion on all ages comics and the importance of bring in young readers.

Guests
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Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey is a comics illustrator from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Since 2007 she has been working on her creator owned webcomic In the Air, as well as a handful of freelance and self owned mini comics. Recently she has gotten work for IDW’s My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series, and has illustrated the Applejack micro and the “My Little Pirate” story arc.
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Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →
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Troy Little

Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. | | His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:15pm

Jewel Staite
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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite most recently starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 1:15pm - 2:45pm
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:15pm

David Nykl
Guests
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David Nykl

David Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague’s Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren. | | He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 1:15pm - 3:15pm
(B) Autograph Booth B Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:30pm

This Year in Anime
This panel will take a look at new anime that have begun airing in the past year. It will be mostly an information session, although my own personal opinion/rating on the shows will be important as well. This is a great introduction to new shows many fans may not have heard about (most fans watch anime by a friend's recommendation), and is a great introduction to anime in general. I will review between 40-50 shows.

Sunday November 10, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:30pm

Robert J Sawyer
Guests
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Robert J Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the science-fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1996 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2006 for Mindscan). According to the US trade journal Locus, he has won more awards for his novels than anyone else in the history of the... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
(I) Author Table Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

1:45pm

Writer's Workshop with D.C. Rhind
Guests
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D.C. Rhind

D.C. Rhind is the author of the Calebra Fantasy Series and, more recently, the Agent Samurai, Vampire-Hunter Series. A Halifax area native, David returns to Hal-Con 2013 with great enthusiasm “Hal-Con have been such gracious hosts that it’s always a pleasure to return.” | David was born in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, spent his high school and university years in Dartmouth, then lived abroad for over thirty years, in Bermuda, the... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:00pm

Creature Costuming
An information panel about construction large creature costumes and the tools and materials required to make said costumes. The panel will cover construction, materials, time frame, basic and advanced techniques used.

Sunday November 10, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:00pm

Auction
Hal-Con's Charity Auction, with proceeds going to the IWK and the Youth Help Phone. Celebrity Auctioneer - Garrett Wang.

Guests
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Garrett Wang

Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett | Wang(pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater. He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi’s play “12-1-A,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:15pm

Process Panel
Special guests panels will discuss on how each creator creates comics. How they work; traditionally, digitally

Guests
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Danica Brine

Danica Brine, pen name KARIBU, is a freelance illustrator from New-Brunswick, Canada. She published her first works in an independent sci-fi comics magazine in France called “Rocket Science” in 2012. More of her work will appear this year in Heroes of the North comic, specifically short stories enveloping Masquerade, on of the female characters from Heroes. | | In addition, KARIBU is working on various contracts and projects, including... Read More →
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Hal Hilden

Hal Hilden currently writes for Red Leaf Comics, penning MacSorly, RCMP, a current Leaf Vs. The Memphere story, The Ministers of Magic and his co-creator owned Dreamland 2047 limited series. He has dabbled in animation scripting, writing a spec script for Wetsand Animation, and he continues to do interviews for Comic Book Interviews. Hal recently completed a freelance script for Bluewater Productions, and has another freelance assignment from... Read More →
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Joel Duggan

Joel Duggan is the cartoonist behind the online comic Starcrossed, host and producer of The Citadel Cafe podcast, and co-host and producer on Comics Coast to Coast on the FrogPants podcast network. In 2012, he self-published his first book, Starcrossed: Volume One a collection of his comics. | | Born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Joel works for out of his home studio in Dartmouth. | | Joel started his artistic career in television... Read More →
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Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw is a Maritime based artist, born and raised, currently living and working in Moncton. He’s worked in animation and comics as an artist for Dynamic forces (Army Of Darkness/Darkman), Wildstorm/DC (Danger Girl, Rokkin) and currently Marvel comics on Wolverine and the X-men.


Sunday November 10, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:15pm

Robert Maillet
Guests
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Robert Maillet

A French Canadian from rural New Brunswick, it was clear from an early age that Robert would be a very big boy. In the first grade he stood taller than his teacher and that made him awkward and a bit shy, so growing up he took shelter in his own dreams. One of those dreams was to become a professional wrestler, and for a time he realized that dream with a successful career in the W.W.F. At the urging of a friend, he brought the confidence and... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
(E) Photograph Booth 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

2:45pm

Vic Mignogna
Guests
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Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than two hundred shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Adult Swim’s Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 2:45pm - 4:15pm
(C) Autograph Booth C Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:00pm

So you wanna look like Silk Spectre: the basics behind retro hairstyling
Participants will learn through demonstration how to do rolls, curls and waves; using on pincurling, hair setting and also curling irons (because I know not all people have the patience to pincurl or wet set their hair all the time)

Sunday November 10, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:15pm

Batman 1966
The 1960s Batman TV series is back... as a comic book! Join Batman '66 artists Ty Templeton and Christopher Jones for a look back at the TV series and the DC Digital First comic.

Moderators
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Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →
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Ty Templeton

Ty Templeton has been creating comics for more than twenty-five years, working on Batman, Superman, the Avengers, the Justice League, Howard the Duck, Mad Magazine, Star Trek and more. Currently, he is drawing and writing stories for Marvel’s all-ages Spidey book. He also teaches script writing and illustration at Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp, a school for comic book creators in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, four children and... Read More →

Sunday November 10, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:15pm

Peter Davison
Guests
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Peter Davison

Peter Davison, born Peter Moffett in London 1951, played the 5th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who from 1981 to 1984. He has replayed the role twice since then, including the 2007 Children in Need special Time Crash. He is one of the few actors to star in both the classic, and new series of Doctor Who. Davison is also known for his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, and his recurring role in Law & Order : UK... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 3:15pm - 4:45pm
(D) Photograph Booth 1 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:30pm

David Nykl
Guests
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David Nykl

David Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague’s Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren. | | He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
(E) Photograph Booth 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:30pm

Storytime with Fat Apollo

PG 13+

You’ve paid for the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge!

Listen in confused silence as Fat Apollo regales you with stories including but not limited to:

Meeting celebrities he should have known but didn’t!

Accosting John Travolta!

Blundering about while living in India!

Growing up with a monkey in 1970’s Nova Scotia!

The MOST gruesome thing ever to happen on the set of the X-files!

Being mistaken for a Sumo by a large group of drunken Japanese Sailors!

AND SO MUCH MORE!

This is the only opportunity this year to get the true Fat Apollo experience in an easily forgettable 1 hour chunk!

See you there!

Moderators
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Fat Apollo

Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. Donning Everlast boxing gloves, as well as a cape and shirt made of vintage Battlestar Galactica bed sheets (circa 1977) – Fat Apollo is a true multimedia juggernaut. | | Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and was the subject of a feature article in Frank Magazine, and was on the cover of The... Read More →

Sunday November 10, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:30pm

Richard Hatch
Guests
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Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Richard just finished playing the role of Tom Zarek in the new re-imagined... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
(B) Autograph Booth B Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

3:45pm

Interview with a LARPer
A discussion with a Player and then their Character regarding their views on the game and Game world.

Sunday November 10, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
(R5) Clockwork Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:00pm

Nick Bradshaw & Danica Brine
Guests
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Danica Brine

Danica Brine, pen name KARIBU, is a freelance illustrator from New-Brunswick, Canada. She published her first works in an independent sci-fi comics magazine in France called “Rocket Science” in 2012. More of her work will appear this year in Heroes of the North comic, specifically short stories enveloping Masquerade, on of the female characters from Heroes. | | In addition, KARIBU is working on various contracts and projects, including... Read More →
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Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw is a Maritime based artist, born and raised, currently living and working in Moncton. He’s worked in animation and comics as an artist for Dynamic forces (Army Of Darkness/Darkman), Wildstorm/DC (Danger Girl, Rokkin) and currently Marvel comics on Wolverine and the X-men.


Sunday November 10, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
(G) Comic Table 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:00pm

Terry Brooks
Guests
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Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and went on to earn his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington & Lee University. | | A writer since high... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
(I) Author Table Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:00pm

Troy Little & Brenda Hickey
Guests
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Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey is a comics illustrator from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Since 2007 she has been working on her creator owned webcomic In the Air, as well as a handful of freelance and self owned mini comics. Recently she has gotten work for IDW’s My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series, and has illustrated the Applejack micro and the “My Little Pirate” story arc.
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Troy Little

Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. | | His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
(H) Comic Table 3 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:15pm

Armoured Costuming
Presentation of armoured costume design with how tos, materials information, construction information and the special segment "Don't do what Joseph does."

Presentation will be lead by MHA CO Scott Aucoin with help from MHA crewers. Live demonstrations on how to create armoured costumes from various materials available will be show.

We will provide hands on and face to face interaction with the crowd during the latter half of the presentation to field more personalized questions from serious costumers and interested parties.

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2013 4:15pm - 5:00pm
(R1) Fluffy's Den WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:15pm

Joss Whedon
A panel that covers the scope of Whedon's work as a director and producer, and includes, of course, S.H.I.E.L.D!

Sunday November 10, 2013 4:15pm - 5:00pm
(R2/3) Looking Glass Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:15pm

Garrett Wang
Guests
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Garrett Wang

Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett | Wang(pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater. He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi’s play “12-1-A,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 4:15pm - 6:00pm
(A) Autograph Booth A Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:30pm

Robert Maillet
Guests
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Robert Maillet

A French Canadian from rural New Brunswick, it was clear from an early age that Robert would be a very big boy. In the first grade he stood taller than his teacher and that made him awkward and a bit shy, so growing up he took shelter in his own dreams. One of those dreams was to become a professional wrestler, and for a time he realized that dream with a successful career in the W.W.F. At the urging of a friend, he brought the confidence and... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 4:30pm - 6:00pm
(C) Autograph Booth C Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:45pm

NERO LARP
RESCHEDULED DUE TO ROOM CLOSURE. A mini module that will serve as an introduction to a full length event.

Sunday November 10, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
(R4) The Comic Room WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:45pm

Geeks Vs Nerds

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2013 4:45pm - 6:00pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

4:45pm

Vic Mignogna
Guests
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Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than two hundred shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Adult Swim’s Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 4:45pm - 6:00pm
(E) Photograph Booth 2 Grand Hall, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

6:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Sunday November 10, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
(1) Main Stage WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada