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FRIDAY

Expo Preview (Civic Center) 12 p.m.-9 p.m.

3:00 p.m.  PERFORMANCE BY CATHALINA LIBEL Cosplay Circus Entertainer  who is a 16th generation circus artist.

Panel discussions (Recreation Hall):

4:30-5:30 p.m. COSPLAY FOR CONVENTIONS: No Comic Book Convention would be complete without its main characters: the cosplayers. Come learn what it takes to make the best costumes, how to become a professional Cosplayer and the role social media plays.

Panelists Elsa of Auburndale, Tracy Adams, Guardians of Justice, Cospital, Dale Shirah 

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.  MAKING A MASSIVE MOVIE WITH MINIMAL MONEY: And You Films will discuss how it made the motion picture Flash Back. The movie was featured at the Cannes Film Festival, where it obtained a worldwide distribution, including airings on HBO and Cinemax. Flashback has screened at numerous venues, including the Daytona Beach Film Festival where it received the “Audience Choice” Award. And You Films has appeared at other Comic Book Conventions including Ancient City Con, Geekonomicon and UmiCon.  Moderated by And You Films

6:30 p.m. Special Screening of Flash Back

8:15 p.m. PERFORMANCE BY CATHALINA LIBEL Cosplay Circus Entertainer  who is a 16th generation circus artist.

SATURDAY

Expo (Civic Center) 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Whimsical World of the Public Library (Historic Depot): Get creative with a custom-made miniature light saber, battle it out with gaming and get your nerd on with featured presentations.

10:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.  SPOOKY PERFORMANCE AT THE HISTORIC BAYNARD HOUSE (Part 2): Spooky Performance at the Historic Baynard House: Come watch the Harrison Center for the Visual & Performing Arts put on a spooktacular performance. Hosted by Dr. Paul Bearer II

Panel discussions (Recreation Hall):

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. GOING UNDERCOVER: The ROCKET FIZZ STORY: Marianne Banales is the proprietor of Rocket Fizz in Lakeland & Tampa. In 2015, she was featured on ABC’s “Under Cover Boss.” In addition to its cool drinks and nostalgia candy, Rocket Fizz features some of the best swag in comic book/sci-fiction must have items. Marianne will share her story of opening Rocket Fizz and what it was like being featured on a reality t.v. show. Moderated by Tracy Adams

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  SAVE THE UNIVERSE LIKE A GIRL:  Katniss Everdeen, the heroine in the Hunger Games trilogy has changed the game of the female superhero. More women comic book characters are emerging in print, on t.v. and film as a force to be reckoned. Our panel of experts discussed gender roles in comic book narratives and how that has impacted how storylines are portrayed in graphic novels and in film. Panelists: John Marcotte, founder of Heroic Girls, Chuck Dixon, DC and Marvel Comics writer; Florida Polytechnic Professor Dr. Christina Drake and Florida Poly SGA President Veronica Perez. Moderated by David Simpson.

1:45-2:45 p.m.  HOW TO LAND ROLES IN MAJOR MOTION FILMS & TV SERIES: The Hunger Games, Terminator, GI Joe Retaliation, AMC’s The Walking Dead, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and NCIS are some of the blockbuster films and tv series that have featured our celebrity guests. They will tell you what it was like working with the industry’s leading actors and how to break into Hollywood in supporting roles.  Panelists: Michael Jaegers and John Armijo Moderated by David Simpson

3:00-4 p.m. ANIME: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WEIRD: Join Anime Sushi, Orlando’s Premier Anime Club, and discover the best, the worst and the nonsense anime TV series that premiered in 2015. There will be plenty of suggestions to appeal to all genre tastes. Moderated by Anime Sushi of Orlando

Costume Parade and Cosplay Contest

4:00p-5:30 p.m. Participants will walk the red-brick path of the perimeter of the park. The parade starts from the depot, towards Beef O Brady’s and then end up at the stage.

Activities

Autograph Signing (Recreation Center) In between panel discussions

Gaming Bus (West Park Street) 9 a.m. – 5p.m.

Exhibit Hall/Vendors (Senior Center) 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Ike’s Eats & Treats Video Arcade (103 Main St.) 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Flight simulation devices sponsored by Polk Academies. (Senior Center) 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Interactive Games (West Park Street) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Street Entertainment (West Park Street) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sarah and the Swinging Richards (Concert Band Stage in Downtown Park) 11 a.m.

String Theorem (Concert Band Stage in Downtown Park) 1 p.m.

Baynard House Spooky Tour (208. W. Lake Ave.) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Superheroes’ After Party: A Special Nerd Nite of Orlando Edition (Brew Pop, 2122  W. U.S. 92) Special menu for City Con attendees and free drink special drink for those who come in costume. 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.