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The Comic Book Club of Ithaca
PO Box 701
Ithaca, NY 14851

is proud to present

Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2019
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM

Emerson Suites • Ithaca College • 953 Danby Rd. • Ithaca, NY

Guests and vendors are in Emerson Suites 10-5 Saturday and 11-4 Sunday
Activities for Kids
All events are located in Williams unless otherwise noted

Saturday March 23

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Zombie Maze - 1st floor

X-treme Hopscotch Challenge - 3rd floor

Graphic Novel Reading Room - 202

Hayao Miyazaki Movies - 225
Hayao Miyazaki can not fit into a short paragraph. He is a Japanese animator, filmmaker, screenwriter, cartoonist, author, and manga artist but so much more to the people who have had the chance to be immersed in his beautiful imagination. His movies can be enjoyed by all ages. See the signs outside 225 Williams for the movie schedule.

10:00 am - 12:00 Noon

Make Me a Superhero - 222
Kids pick a cape, decorate a mask, and get their own superhero logo. All participants are invited to show off their new identity on the cosplay runway

Clay Sculpture - 210

Fantasy Crafts - 221

Quidditch - 211

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Conversation with Tamora Pierce - Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center

1:00 pm

Cosplay Runway - Emerson Suites
A fun, non-competitive showcase of any cosplayers at the convention that want to participate! There will be a sign-up sheet at the cosplay repair station where you can put your preferred name, character name, and anything else you would like to add. Then, at the allotted time, you’ll be lined up and allowed to strut your stuff down the carpet with everyone having a chance to take their best pictures!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Comic Drawing - 221

Lightsaber Training (ages 10+) - 211

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Smash Brothers - 210
Casual friendly matches

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Worldbuilding Workshop - 222
Workshop for fledgling fanfic, fantasy and science fiction writers over the age of 10. Experienced writers will guide you through making alternative worlds and cultures for your characters to inhabit.

Lightsaber Building - 211

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Youth Lightsaber Training (ages 12 and under) - 211

Sunday March 24

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Zombie Maze - 1st Floor

X-treme Hopscotch Challenge - 3rd Floor

Graphic Novel Reading Room - 202

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Girls in STEM are Superheroes - 309
For girls ages 7-12. Fun games to introduce programming concepts and computational thinking with Ithaca College Women in Computing!

Cosplay Crafting - 221
Make elf ears, Wonder Woman-style bracelets, and cosplay accessories

Crafting Pendants and Charms - 222

Harry Potter Room - 210

Quidditch - 211

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cosplay Masquerade - 210
Cosplayers will compete in fun skits and improv.

Lightsaber Training (ages 10+) - 211

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Comic Drawing - 222

Lightsaber Building - 211

Iron Cosplay - 210
This is a “no experience necessary”, team-based competition! Each team will be given a box full of miscellaneous materials and then a different character prompt (ex. fairy or pirate) and then a limited amount of time to turn one of your team members into that character! This fun, fast paced, insanity is great to sign up with friends or to meet totally new people who are nerdy and want to flex their creative muscles.

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Youth Lightsaber Training (ages 12 and under) - 211

Panels and Workshops
All events are 1 hour unless otherwise noted

Saturday March 23

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Conversation with Tamora Pierce - Taughannock Falls

11:30 am

I Came, I Saw, I Wrote: Today’s Autistic Authors - Klingenstein
Autistic authors Alec Frazier, Liz Pritchard, and Rachel Sweeney will present on what it is like to be an autistic creator in today's literary world. These writers will answer questions on how they get their creative process going, what informs their work, how autism interplays with their writing, and comment on disability inclusion in today's pop-culture.

12:00 noon

Cosplay on a Budget - Clark
Sometimes our dreams outstrip our available funds, but cosplayer Erin Jolley has the answer! Join us for Cosplay strategies & secrets as she explores the best way to get a Cosplay bang for your buck.

1:00 pm

Cosplay Runway - Emerson
A fun, non-competitive showcase of any cosplayers at the convention that want to participate! There will be a sign-up sheet at the cosplay repair station where you can put your preferred name, character name, and anything else you would like to add. Then, at the allotted time, you’ll be lined up and allowed to strut your stuff down the carpet with everyone having a chance to take their best pictures!

1:30 pm

Superman Writers Panel - Clark
Straight from Metropolis, we’ve assembled an all-star lineup of super-writers including Roger (Superman) Stern, Louise (Man of Steel) Simonson, Tom (Action Comics) Peyer and Sid (IDW’s Superman Newspaper Strips) Friedfertig to talk about Truth, Justice and The American Way!

2:00 pm

Wiley Women panel - Taughannock Falls
Come grab the stories, advice, and encouragement from a panel of women creators, making their ways fearlessly in a sometimes scary industry. With Ten Van Winkle, Maegan Cook and Rachel Terwilliger.

2:30 pm

Walt Simonson Keynote Address - Clark
The legendary creator returns to ITHACON to discuss his incredible career (Thor, Manhunter, Fantastic Four), current projects (IDW’s Ragnarok) and what’s next. Join this super-star for a celebration of an ongoing comics career.

3:00 pm

Publisher Spotlight: AHOY! Comics - Klingenstein
A new comic publisher that’s actually have success with an eclectic offering of innovative titles? Unheard of, you say? Then you haven’t heard about AHOY Comics! Join Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer, Creative Director Frank Cammuso and artist Jamal Igle for a celebration of the first wave of awesome AHOY titles.

The "Her" in Black Panther - Taughannock Falls
The members of IC's Graphic Novel Advisory Board discuss the history of the female characters in the Black Panther comics from Monica Lynne to Shuri. They will talk about the impact that recent female authors Roxanne Gay and Nnedi Okorafor have had on the franchise.

Worldbuilding Workshop - Williams 222
Workshop for fledgling fanfic, fantasy and science fiction writers over the age of 10. Experienced writers will guide you through making alternative worlds and cultures for your characters to inhabit.

3:30 pm

The Secrets Behind Lost Superman Newspaper Strips - Clark
You don’t have to look up in the sky to learn the secrets behind the lost newspaper strips featuring the Man of Steel! Super-expert Sid Friedfertig reveals the tale behind his incredible collection and IDW’s reprint series of vintage Sunday and Daily Strips.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Twilight Zone Crossovers - Taughannock Falls
Ithaca College’s Park School students honor the legacy of Rod Serling by creating their own short films based on minor characters from episodes from the original series. The original Twilight Zone episodes, including “A Stop at Willoughby”, “I Shot an Arrow Into the Air”, “The Silence” and “Penny for Your Thoughts” will be shown preceding each student film.

4:30 pm

Spotlight on Yoe Books - Clark
Creator/entrepreneur Craig Yoe takes fans on a behind-the-scenes look at Yoe Books’ recent publishing line-up including The Unknown Anti-War Comics, We Spoke Out: Comicbooks and the Holocaust, and Jungle Girls, as well as comics like Popeye and Haunted Horror.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Twilight Zone Mockalogues - IC Square (Campus Center 1st floor)
You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind... Creative writers/performers will write their own monologue opening to a Twilight Zone episode (but not the whole story) in an onstage contest!

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nerd Word Spelling Bee - IC Square (Campus Center 1st floor)
Love words? Feeling nerdy? This is the ultimate way to flaunt your nerd word expertise. Contestants compete in a traditional spelling contest format (including definitions, derivations, and sample sentences) to spell words drawn from science fiction, comics, anime, Star Trek, and Star Wars. From "a-l-i-t-a" to "z-e-n-i-t-e" a good time will be had by all!

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Comedy Con - IC Square
A short skit and improv games with audience involvement meant to pay homage to the love of comics.

Sunday March 24

12:00 noon

Author Spotlight: David Gerrold - Taughannock Falls
The Hugo and Nebula award-winning author discusses his amazing career, his astounding personal story of breaking into the business and his many SF works.

1:00 pm

Author Spotlight: Nick Parisi (Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination) - Taughannock Falls
Take a journey that’s somewhere between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge with your host, Serling expert Nick Parisi. We’ll be celebrating the life and works of Rod Serling and his impressive new Serling book.

2:00 pm

Conversations in Trailblazing with Tamora Pierce & Louise Simonson - Taughannock Falls
Groundbreaking authors Tamora Pierce and Louis (Power Pack) Simonson discuss their illustrious careers, including all the challenges and triumphs.

3:00 pm

To Boldly Go: Star Trek panel & memorabilia auction - Taughannock Falls
Beam up for a rousing conversation with David (“The Trouble with Tribbles”) Gerrold, Tim (Star Trek:TNG) McCormack and J.G. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Hertzler as they discuss both classic memories and what’s ahead for this long-lived franchise! Tim McCormack will auction some of his Trek memorabilia for charity.

Turning Your Experiences into Creative Writing workshop - Williams 221
Writer Alec Frazier is the author of Veni! Vidi! Autism!, a book of reviews, pop-culture pieces, disability studies essays, and fan writings. In this presentation, Alec will present on how you can turn everyday experiences into creative writing, with a focus on nonfiction. He will also focus on how you can write creatively and organically with multiple disabilities informing your work. Everybody has the ability to tell a great story, and Alec will help you tell yours!

Gaming
All events are located in Williams unless otherwise noted

Saturday March 23

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Great Escape Adventures gaming - 218 & 219
Multiple games such as Keyforge, Magic the Gathering, board games, and miniature games based on player attendance

Quest, Outbound, DPH, GlenCon - Second floor lounge
Learn about Quest Adventure games, Outbound Hope, and GlenCon. Demo DPH games Psychological Warfare, Cats: A Sad But Necessary Cycle of Predatory Behavior, Affliction: Salem 1692, The Gate of R'lyeh, Usurp the King (Not yet released), In Tents by local game designer Dan Hundycz.

11:00 am - 11:30 pm

Open Board & Card Gaming - 317
Bring your favorite board game or borrow one to be learned and enjoyed. Discover board gaming groups in your community.

11:00 am - 12:00 noon

Yu-Gi-Oh – 317
Overpower your enemies with monstrously fun tricks and traps in this 2 player card game. Bring your cards and duel friends or foes. Borrow cards to learn the game while there.

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

Two Rooms and a Boom social deduction game - 323
A social deduction/hidden role party. There are two teams: the Red Team and the Blue Team. The Blue Team has a President. The Red Team has a Bomber. Players are equally distributed between two rooms or separate playing areas. The game consists of five timed rounds. At the end of each round, some players will be swapped into opposing rooms. If the Red Team's Bomber is in the same room as the President at the end of the game, then the Red Team wins; otherwise the Blue Team wins. Lying encouraged. 11+ players. Ages 13+. (Zach Kessler)

Alkemia Demo - Second floor lounge
Become the next Grand Alchemist in this resource management, item crafting, alchemy themed tabletop game. (Kinsoul Studios)

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Tokyo Masks RPG - 317
In a world of Heroes... In a time of Action... When dramatic voice-overs and special effects rule the screen... TOKYO MASKS, a new superhero show from the producers who brought you Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja Educational Preparatory Super Elementary Fortress 555 brings a fresh take on Super Hero Role-Playing! Don your cape, strap on your utility belt, fire up the engines on your invisible motorbike and grab some snacks because you're in for some excitement! (Brian Keller)

Tachyon Squadron-action movie RPG - 313
The brave pilots of the Draconis Volunteer Groups Tachyon Squadron are used to unusual missions, but when they are tasked with investigating the nature of the object designated 'Xolotl' will they be up to the task? When they find themselves caught between two antagonistic empires and facing honest to god space pirates how can this small band of starfighter pilots hope to survive, let alone come out on top? 3-6 players. (Drew Pessarchick)

D&D RPG - 313
Enter the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons as a group of adventurers tasked with clearing a dastardly goblin menace from their supposed “impregnable fortress.” (Jesse)

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Steepseers - Second floor lounge
Save your kind by inspiring the people's belief in your fortune telling abilities in this tea brewing and resource gathering game. (Kinsoul Studios)

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Star Wars Age of Rebellion RPG - 302
Escorting important intel, a squad of REBELS has been attacked by IMPERIAL FIGHTERS over a small jungle planet. Their hyperdrive damaged, they must evade or fight the EMPIRE and signal for rescue. 1-6 players. (Marina Morris)

Inspectres RPG - 313
It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. You, a group of intrepid adventurers, will undertake the quest to get through another day of work with the franchise that investigates the paranormal and deals with ghosts, spooks, and weirdos so that our customers can get back to their boring everyday lives. 3-5 players. Age 13+

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Scythe, Invaders from Afar board Game - 317
While empires rise and fall in Eastern Europa, the rest of the world takes notice. Two distant factions, Albion and Togawa, send emissaries to scout the land and employ their own distinct styles of conquering. 4-7 players. Age 13+

8:00 pm - 12:00 Midnight

Heart of the Sea Lovecraftian LARP - 221
It is September 2nd, 1860 in the small coastal town of Kingston, Massachusetts. The morning dawned with a blood red sky, warning sailors and townsfolk alike of the storm brewing on the horizon. During high tide shortly after dawn, a rotting whale carcass, the first in years, washed up along the rocky shore. The ill omens keep adding up, and sailors have always been a superstitious lot. And now with the storm brewing overhead? Bad news all around. You all have gathered at the tavern, Angel by the Sea, to ride out the hurricane with a cup of good drink and perhaps a story or three. Sophia Campbell, the proprietress of the establishment, is known to give free ale to sailors who amuse her with the best tales. Perhaps you will tell your story tonight! 5-20 players, age 18+ or 13-17 with parental attendance. (Carcosa Creations)

Sunday March 24

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Great Escape Adventures gaming - 218 & 219
Multiple games such as Keyforge, Magic the Gathering, board games, and miniature games based on player attendance

Quest, Outbound, DPH, GlenCon - Second floor lounge
Learn about Quest Adventure games, Outbound Hope, and GlenCon. Demo DPH games Psychological Warfare, Cats: A Sad But Necessary Cycle of Predatory Behavior, Affliction: Salem 1692, The Gate of R'lyeh, Usurp the King (Not yet released), In Tents by local game designer Dan Hundycz.

11:00 am - 12:00 noon

Pokemon – 317
Enjoy battling with your favorite Pokemon in 2 player card games. Bring your cards or borrow cards while there to learn the game.

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Unhappily Ever After - 317
A new show from the creators of ADGNEPSEF555, Tokyo Masks, and Wuxia. This is the world of fairy tales after the evil queen, wizard, or caliph has won. This is the post-apocalypse with Prince Charming, Snow White, and others eking out survival and hopefully victory against the forces of evil. Fairy Tales do come true. (Brian Keller)

Feng Shui - 313
As the members of Hong Kong’s elite Task Force 88 and their exceptional friends you're in the wrong place at the right time. How will you contend with a terrorist attack inside a massive new arcology in downtown Hong Kong? Face gun wielding mercenaries, futuristic science gone wrong and even sorcery on a night when you were just supposed to be accepting an award. Black ties and butt kicking in the action movie RPG, Feng Shui. (Drew Pessarchick)

Open Board & Card Gaming - 317
Bring your favorite board game or borrow one to be learned and enjoyed. Discover board gaming groups in your community.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Alkemia and Steepseers Demo - Second floor lounge
Steepseers - Save your kind by inspiring the people's belief in your fortune telling abilities in this tea brewing and resource gathering game.
Alkemia - Become the next Grand Alchemist in this resource management, item crafting, alchemy themed tabletop game. (Kinsoul Studios)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Smash Brothers Tournament - 309
A competitive tournament for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Come meet new people and compete!

Weapons Disclaimer

While we understand that many characters carry weapons that are central to their costumes, this is still a college campus and so we beg you to follow our rules. We request that you only display your weapons in the spaces designated as part of ITHACON. No real weapons will be allowed in the convention whatsoever. That being said, fake guns will be allowed as long as they have a clear, orange tip to signify that they are not real. All weapons must be empty; please check to make sure chambers do not contain projectiles (beebees, pellets, etc.). Prop swords, scythes, clubs, etc. must be blunted with a kind of foam as to ensure that they cannot cause any harm. If you are asked by someone working at the convention or public safety to give up your weapon, you MUST COMPLY. Your weapon will be returned to you as you leave the convention.

Last updated March 22, 2019