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Thursday, October 25
 

7:30pm

Speed Friending Pre-Party
New to Hal-Con? Want to meet people with whom you can spend your con weekend? Come on out to the Old Triangle, where we will be running games and having fun during our second annual speed friending. Once the activities are over, we encourage you to stay and enjoy the pre Hal-Con lull in activity with this relaxed evening and venue

This event is free, but it’s quite popular, so please register here so we know to expect you!
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hal-con-2018-speed-friending-tickets-50717386067 

Presenters
avatar for Fat Apollo

Fat Apollo

Moderator
Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. | | Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and has, 4 times, been voted “Sexiest Person in Halifax” (ending Ellen Page’s undefeated... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday October 25, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse 5136 Prince St, Halifax, NS B3J 1L4, Canada

9:00pm

Pre-Con Pre-Party
The Grafton Connor Group are kindly offering their various properties to Hal-Con attendees for your pre Con and after party needs. So, if you are meeting up with friends before Hal-Con, come try out on of their locations, close to the HCC and downtown core.

Over the weekend, attendees can enjoy free coverline skip, and Hal-Con themed drink specials at their nightclub and bar complex consisting of The DomeTaboo, and Nomad Travel Bar. Conveniently located on 1741 Grafton street, their venues are only steps away from Hal-Con action! Costume is not only permitted, but encouraged but please no face masks or weapons! Bracelet or proof of purchase (for Thursday) required.

Sponsors
avatar for Grafton Connor Group

Grafton Connor Group

As a Hal-Con 2018 participant we invite you to join Grafton Connor Group with free cover, line skip, and Hal-Con themed drink specials at our nightclub and bar complex consisting of The Dome, Taboo, and Nomad Travel Bar. Conveniently located on 1741 Grafton street, our venues are... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00pm - Friday October 26, 2018 12:01am
Grafton Connor Group Properties 1741 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2C6, Canada
 
Friday, October 26
 

9:00am

Second Breakfast Brunch
Eat like a hobbit and prepare for the Hal-Con adventure with a hearty brunch hosted by our friends at the Old Triangle.

Sponsors

Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse 5136 Prince St, Halifax, NS B3J 1L4, Canada

11:00am

Elevenses
On any long trek, it is always wise to stop to refuel. For anyone waiting in line to get into the building for the first moments of Hal-Con 2018, we are there to help. We will be presenting our adventurers with a spot of elven bread (i.e. cake), and a warm beverage. Will have a limited supply of cake for those with dietary restrictions.

Presenters
avatar for Fat Apollo

Fat Apollo

Moderator
Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. | | Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and has, 4 times, been voted “Sexiest Person in Halifax” (ending Ellen Page’s undefeated... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Argyle Open Air Argyle Street

1:00pm

Tanner Zipchen Photo - Op
Photos by donation with proceeds going to the IWK Foundation.  One professionally done 8" x 10" photo.  Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00.  You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Tanner Zipchen

Tanner Zipchen

Moderator
Tanner is a Canadian media personality, actor, and entertainment host best known for his work on the Cineplex Pre-Show. | | He began his career in radio, attracted to the entertainment industry by his love for music and pop culture. During his time on air, he interviewed hundreds... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:00pm

Basic Character Creation
Learn how to make engaging D&D characters using 5th edition rules! In this panel, I will cover the restrictions necessary to make your character playable in the official organized play system, Adventurers League.

Presented By: Elizabeth Ewert

Friday October 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

1:00pm

The Critical Role of Roleplaying Podcasts
Lets take a look at the some of the most useful and most important RPG related podcasts and Youtube channels and what they have to offer.  Including of course a discussion about Critical Role and it’s massive impact on gaming culture.

Presented by: Sean Littlepage

Friday October 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

1:00pm

Ajay Fry Autograph Session
Donation to Kids Help Phone. Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Autograph Booth 2 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:00pm

Flash Mob Practice Session
Want to participate in the Flash mob on Saturday of Hal-Con?  Then come on over and learn all the moves!  

Practice video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DHvbqbcsko&feature=share

Friday October 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Argyle Open Air Argyle Street

1:00pm

Genre Writers of Atlantic Canada: Flash Fiction Workshop
Some of the members of the Genre Writers of Atlantic Canada will host an Interactive workshop in which the audience will learn the different types of flash fiction, the tips to make every word count, a chance create their own using supplied photographic prompts. A Question & Answer portion will be at the end of the workshop if time allows.

Presented By: Peter Foote, Sherry D. Ramsey, Peter Gillet, Chantal Boudreau

Friday October 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

1:00pm

Scavenger Hunt - Friday
The Hal-Con 2018 adventure is set to begin and is bringing us to a whole new environment: the new Halifax Convention Centre!  And so, as is befitting, we are setting you on a quest for the lost one ring!

In teams of 3, you'll explore the world of the Halifax Convention Centre, decipher clues, take pictures at the map points, and at the end, claim your prize!   BONUS: We're going to draw for a grand prize from all questing hobbits (and elves and dwarves and humans and even orcs!).

To start your quest, please bring your fellowship to the Press desk near the registration desk!

Adventure Awaits!

Rules and regulations: limit of 50 teams per day, the quest must be completed within on day, all photos must be taken on one device.

Friday October 26, 2018 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Halifax Convention Centre 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 0E6, Canada

1:15pm

Lip Sync Battle
Join Us for the Third Edition of Hal-Con's Lip Sync Battle!

Over the summer, we asked for video submissions to see what you got.  Join us for Hal-Con 2018 to check out the performers and seeing the cream of the lip-syncing crop! 

Moderators
avatar for Fat Apollo

Fat Apollo

Moderator
Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. | | Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and has, 4 times, been voted “Sexiest Person in Halifax” (ending Ellen Page’s undefeated... Read More →

Friday October 26, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

1:15pm

Lev Grossman Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Author
Lev Grossman is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, which has been published in 30 countries and adapted into a TV series on Syfy. Grossman spent 15 years as a staff writer at Time magazine, where he wrote more than twenty cover... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:15pm

Anthony Head Autograph Session 1
$50.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). 
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Actor
British actor Anthony Head is considered one of the UK's most exciting and prolific actors, crafting a career across film, television and theatre. | | After his West End debut as Jesus in Godspell, Anthony Head went on to star in many acclaimed stage productions with roles as diverse... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Autograph Booth 1 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:15pm

Fandom Kindness
Fandoms are communities of their own that bring us each a great sense of comradeship, but our safe spaces can also become a home for internet trolls and general cruelty that we can all agree shouldn't happen. We will discuss the joys and benefits of being a part of a fandom and contributing to the community, emphasizing the importance of encouraging positivity and support rather then bringing shade to places of joy.

Presented by Paul Vienneau

Friday October 26, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

1:30pm

David Yost Autograph Session 1
$30.00 ($50 w/Selfie)
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for David Yost

David Yost

Actor
David Yost is an American actor most notably known for playing Billy the Blue Ranger on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Yost starred in over 200 episodes and the feature film done with 20th Century Fox. Yost is also the only Power Ranger actor to star in 200 episodes consecutively... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Autograph Booth 3 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:30pm

Cartoons and Colouring
Pull out your crayons and coloured pencils! Get ready to colour inside the lines ... if you want.
Bring your comfy clothes and come watch Crunchy Roll and eat dry cereal. (while supplies last)

Sponsors

Friday October 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

1:45pm

Gareth David-Lloyd Photo - Op
$40.00 One professionally done 8"x10" photo.  Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00.  You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor
Theatre, television, movies, voice acting, progressive metal, and the heart of Captain Jack Harkness: Gareth David-Lloyd has conquered them all. Perhaps best known for his Doctor Who / Torchwood crossover role playing Ianto Jones, Gareth is also a SyFy regular and an accomplished... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:45pm

Build a Pathfinder Monster
Join two Pathfinder experts in discovering what it takes to make an RPG monster. Attendees will work together with the panelists to create the stats and description of the biggest, baddest creature Pathfinder has ever seen while artist, Mike Rooth, puts it to paper!

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Mike Rooth

Mike Rooth

Comics
Mike Rooth is a Canadian Freelance Art Mercenary with an illustration career that spans two centuries. Rooth has created comics, covers and interior illustrations for numerous magazines, children’s book publishers, and both indie and mainstream comic companies (such as Aftershock... Read More →
avatar for Mark Seifter

Mark Seifter

Gaming
Mark Seifter is a game designer at Paizo, working mainly on the Pathfinder RPG. Mark started with Pathfinder Unchained and Occult Adventures, moving on to Bestiary 5, Ultimate Intrigue, Horror Adventures, Villain Codex, and Ultimate Wilderness. He is a creator of the Starfinder and... Read More →
avatar for Linda Zata-Palmer

Linda Zata-Palmer

Gaming
Linda Zayas-Palmer is a developer at Paizo on the Organized Play team. As a part of her work with Paizo, she produces adventures for Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild and is the lead developer for the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild. She is also a freelance author for the... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

1:45pm

Tanner Zipchen Autograph Session
Donation to the IWK Foundation.
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Tanner Zipchen

Tanner Zipchen

Moderator
Tanner is a Canadian media personality, actor, and entertainment host best known for his work on the Cineplex Pre-Show. | | He began his career in radio, attracted to the entertainment industry by his love for music and pop culture. During his time on air, he interviewed hundreds... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Autograph Booth 4 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:00pm

Writing YA Fiction
While Young Adult fiction looks to capture the imagination of the next generation of readers, you will often find it in the hands of adults reclaiming their inner awesomeness.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the author guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.



Guests
avatar for S.M. Beiko

S.M. Beiko

Author
Samantha Mary Beiko is, primarily, an author of young adult fantasy. Her first novel, The Lake and the Library, was released in 2013 and was nominated for the Manitoba Book Award for Best First Book, as well as that year’s Aurora Award. Her recent novel, Scion of the Fox (ECW Press... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Ciccarelli

Kristen Ciccarelli

Author
Kristen Ciccarelli is an internationally bestselling author of fantasy fiction. Before writing books about deadly dragons, badass girls, and enemies who save each other, she made her living as an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. Her first novel, The Last... Read More →
avatar for Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson

Author
Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma, as well as the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell, co-written with Kevin Hearne. As Lila Bowen, she’s the author of the award-winning Shadow... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

2:00pm

SCA Medieval Combat Event
Ever wanted to know what medieval combat was really like? How can two fighters wearing more than 60lbs of steel manage to move let alone engage in a fight? This is your chance to see it happen. The Society for Creative Anachronism, The Barony of Ruantallan and Canton of Seashire are proud to put forth a display of marshal combat for your enjoyment. Sit back as combatants engage in one of two marshal activities, Heavy Fighting (Full Force Full Contact Un-Choreographed Combat) or Fencing with live steel (Think 3 musketeers, where anything from a dagger to a cane can be used to assist you in dispatching your opponent). Listen to the crash of shields and the clanging of blades and transport yourself back to an earlier period in history.


Presenters
SF

Society for Creative Anachronism

The East Kingdom is a part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA), a not-for-profit educational organization which studies the Middle Ages by recreating the pastimes and crafts of the period. The East Kingdom covers Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

2:00pm

Practical Costuming
Ever had your Costume fall apart at just the wrong time? We are here to help! This will be a discussion from several members of Armonia LARP, talking about pros and Cons of certain Materials and suggestions on how to make your costume more resilient. Come hear our horror story's, and what we find works or us!

Presented By: NERO

Presenters
avatar for NERO Armonia

NERO Armonia

WELCOME TO NERO ARMONIAWe are a LARP Chapter dedicated to the Fantasy Medieval Genre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Chapter is owned and operated by 3 members of a Halifax based not-for-profit organization called Armonia Live Action Roleplaying Society (ARA LARP). We hope to... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

2:15pm

Chuck Wendig Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig

Author
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, and his upcoming epic, Wanderers (Del Rey, 2019). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:15pm

John de Lancie Autograph Session 1
$40.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor
(Appearing Friday and Saturday) | | Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career. His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Autograph Booth 2 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:15pm

Disney Villains vs Disney Heroes
Have you ever wanted to see a fight between Gaston and Mulan, or Prince Eric against Captain Hook. In this panel we hope to explore the bizarre possibilities if the Disney villains and heroes got mix up. Moana could fight the Duke of Weselton (though clearly we all know who that would end). With the villains and the heroes being randomized, anything could happen. Who will come up on top? Your favorite villain or your favorite Hero.    

Presented By: Sacha Jewell

Friday October 26, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

2:15pm

Hal-Con Smash Bros Invitational
Welcome to the first annual Hal-Con Smash Bros Invitational! Do you like Smash Brothers? Think you’re the best of all of your friends? Ever considered coming to a tournament, but not sure what the competition would be like? On Friday, October 26th, come down to Hal-Con to check out how the pros do it. Six of Atlantic Canada’s best players will face off in a double elimination bracket to answer one question: who is the ultimate Super Smash Bros champion? The top 3 placing players for both Melee and Smash 4 in Halifax’s Charity Gaming Challenger Series are vying for the coveted Hal-Con Cup! Come find out who’s going to take home the first ever Hal-Con Cup trophy in this slugfest between the best of the best.

Moderators
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →

Friday October 26, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

2:30pm

David Yost Photo - Op
$40.00
One professionally done 8"x10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for David Yost

David Yost

Actor
David Yost is an American actor most notably known for playing Billy the Blue Ranger on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Yost starred in over 200 episodes and the feature film done with 20th Century Fox. Yost is also the only Power Ranger actor to star in 200 episodes consecutively... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:30pm

Gareth David-Lloyd Autograph Session 1
$40.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor
Theatre, television, movies, voice acting, progressive metal, and the heart of Captain Jack Harkness: Gareth David-Lloyd has conquered them all. Perhaps best known for his Doctor Who / Torchwood crossover role playing Ianto Jones, Gareth is also a SyFy regular and an accomplished... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Autograph Booth 1 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:30pm

How Do You Create a Tabletop RPG?
A short talk about the development of Emberwind followed by an open Q&A with the audience.

Presented By: Derek Chung of Nominvore Games Inc. 

Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

2:30pm

Hola Hooping
Join Alix Todd, local circus artist and coach, for a fun-filled hour of hula hooping! Alix will demonstrate what can be done with a hoop before offering instruction on some basic skills. Come learn a new skill that's fun and a great workout!

Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Argyle Open Air Argyle Street

2:45pm

Panel Discussion on Crowdfunding
This panel discussion will focus on the ins and outs of crowdfunding. Including crowdfunding options , planning a crowdfunding campaign, indicators of a successful campaign  and promoting your crowdfunded work. I successfully crowdfunded the first issue of my indie comic, Wild Rose, and have launch the campaign for issue 2.

Presented By:Nicole Slaunwhite

Friday October 26, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

3:00pm

Comics are for Girls
Ponies, Powerpuffs, and Princesses, despite what you may have heard comics aren’t just for boys! Learn about some of the content being produced with a more feminine young reader in mind.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the author tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey

Comics
Brenda Hickey is a comic artist from PEI who works on Hasbro/IDW's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series. She has illustrated the Legends of Magic series, the 2017 Holiday Special, and some more issues on the main series. She is pleased to announce the release of brand new... Read More →
avatar for Megan Kearney

Megan Kearney

Comics
Megan Kearney is a Canadian sequential artist and writer, and a recovering Navy Brat who spent much of her childhood in Nova Scotia. In addition to her award-winning adaptation of Beauty and The Beast, Megan is a regular contributor to the Disney Princess series, and the illustrator... Read More →
avatar for Troy Little

Troy Little

Comics
Three time Eisner nominee and Harvey nominee, 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... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

3:00pm

Delilah Dawson Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson

Author
Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma, as well as the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell, co-written with Kevin Hearne. As Lila Bowen, she’s the author of the award-winning Shadow... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

3:00pm

Kristen Ciccarelli Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Kristen Ciccarelli

Kristen Ciccarelli

Author
Kristen Ciccarelli is an internationally bestselling author of fantasy fiction. Before writing books about deadly dragons, badass girls, and enemies who save each other, she made her living as an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. Her first novel, The Last... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

3:00pm

Billy Boyd Autograph Session 1
$50.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Actor
Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor best known for his performance as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He landed his first role in a full-length film in 1998, playing a loan shark in indie British horror movie Urban Ghost Story. Just three... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Autograph Booth 3 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

3:15pm

Baby Races
Let's go to the races!  Baby races that is.  Because nothing goes quite as you might expect when babies are involved!  Bring out your babies and see how they do!

Heat 1: Crawlers
Heat 2: Walkers

Even if you are baby free come on out and listen to the commentary by our very own Fat Apollo!

Presenters
avatar for Fat Apollo

Fat Apollo

Moderator
Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. | | Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and has, 4 times, been voted “Sexiest Person in Halifax” (ending Ellen Page’s undefeated... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

3:15pm

John de Lancie Photo - Op
$40.00
One professionally done 8"x10" photo.  Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00.  You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph.
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor
(Appearing Friday and Saturday) | | Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career. His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

3:15pm

Live Sculptures
Join Devo FX for a quick introduction to all the basics of character sculpting with WED clay!

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Marc Deveault

Marc Deveault

Makeup Artist
Owner, SPFX makeup artist, and pyrotechnician at Devo FX. Marc is a retired Military Medic with 20 years of experience including tours of duty in Bosnia, Haiti and Afghanistan. He began his career doing casualty simulation for the military which ignited his passion and childhood dream... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

3:15pm

Neptune Theatre School Workshop - Ages 7-12
This 45 minute powerhouse of an improv class is all about the power of play! Come in Character! or we'll make one up! Action? Romance? Superpowers? Intrigue? Learn the tools of the narrative trade to make the best from your comically unique connections!

Friday October 26, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

3:30pm

Tying History & Myth to your Novel
Myths and legends are part of every society.  They have been tales of grand adventures, moral lessons, explanations of how the world worked, comforting companions to ease the uncertainty of life.  So many modern tales can be traced back into myths of ore.

Please join our guests Lev Grossman and Chuck Wendig as they talk about these ancient, cornerstone tales and how they are used even today!

Moderators
avatar for Floyd Peyton

Floyd Peyton

Moderator
​​​​Floyd is a former radio DJ, seasoned event host, and lifelong nerd. She’s an avid D&D player, occasionally tries to get the hang of video games, and reads all of the things. She has instructed her immediate family to cremate her after she dies, turn her into a diamond... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Author
Lev Grossman is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, which has been published in 30 countries and adapted into a TV series on Syfy. Grossman spent 15 years as a staff writer at Time magazine, where he wrote more than twenty cover... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig

Author
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, and his upcoming epic, Wanderers (Del Rey, 2019). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

3:30pm

Plush Props 101
Join S.Leonhart in a beginner level plushie workshop where you will have a choice between two projects,  and take home a fun new stuffy made by your own hand.
Each kit is $15 and will include everything you need to make your fun new friend

Presented By: Stephanie Leonhart

Friday October 26, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

3:45pm

Let's Build Board Games
Have you ever wanted to build a board game or a card game? You can do it! This panel will cover how to start with an idea and move through the design process of building a game. We’ll also include resources for game building.

Guests
avatar for Jessie Yaternick

Jessie Yaternick

Gaming
Jessie Yaternick is a game designer and writer from Ottawa. She is the proud recipient of the Metatopia 2017 Sponsorship and a member of the Indie Game Developer Network. She is driven to promote diversity within the gaming industry; highlighting local talent and advocating for disadvantaged... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

4:00pm

David Yost Q&A
Join us for a one-on-one interview with guest, David Yost. Ask questions, relive favourite stories and celebrate the fandoms!

Moderators
avatar for Floyd Peyton

Floyd Peyton

Moderator
​​​​Floyd is a former radio DJ, seasoned event host, and lifelong nerd. She’s an avid D&D player, occasionally tries to get the hang of video games, and reads all of the things. She has instructed her immediate family to cremate her after she dies, turn her into a diamond... Read More →

Guests
avatar for David Yost

David Yost

Actor
David Yost is an American actor most notably known for playing Billy the Blue Ranger on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Yost starred in over 200 episodes and the feature film done with 20th Century Fox. Yost is also the only Power Ranger actor to star in 200 episodes consecutively... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

4:00pm

Librarians: The Myth, The Mystery, The Misconception
There are so many great, and sometimes not so great, portrayals of librarians in pop culture. Get a chance to meet some real, live Librarians working here in Nova Scotia and join their discussion about their fictional counterparts. They’ll be talking Giles (BTVS), Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony) and Wan Shi Tong (Avatar: The Last Airbender) to name a few. It’ll all be capped off with a fun round of trivia for a chance to win some prizes!

Presented by:  Nova Scotia Public Library

Friday October 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

4:00pm

Agent Carter's Dance Studio
There weren't many opportunities to just let loose with the war taking up so much of people's time and energy. One of the few chances to have fun was in the dance hall. You can bet Agent Carter and The Cap spent some time cutting a rug.

Now it's chance to learn some of those same dances!

Session 1 - 4:00-4:40
Session 2 - 4:50-5:30

No previous experience required!


Friday October 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

4:15pm

Ajay Fry Photo - Op
Donation to Kids Help Phone.  One professionally done 8" x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

4:15pm

Embroidery in Costume Design
Town Clock Stitchers is a group of people who share a mutual interest in embroidery — a guild.  Our guild was formed 29 years ago in Halifax to gather in fellowship and to continue learning and teaching embroidery to each other and to our community as opportunities arise.  Some of us are beginner stitchers, others are embroidery veterans.  Some of us like traditional embroidery; others add a modern twist to old techniques…which leads us to Hal-Con. 

This year we want to explore and discover how embroidery can become a part of the Hal-Con experience.  We’ll provide information on types of embroidery that can be used in costume design with examples from our own collections as well as images from sci-fi based movies and television.  We’ll go over the resources available and ideas on how to use them.  Our goal is to teach, its a significant part of our mandate as a guild.  This year we want to learn from you…and next year we hope you can learn from us.

Friday October 26, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

4:15pm

Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management
We will cover all those things that you didn't learn in high school, such as: how to self-assess your level of financial fitness, and how to get your financial house in order. We'll look at goal-setting and provide resources to help you practice what you learn. There will be lots of time for Q&A. 

Presenters
NL

Nola Lamoureux

A full service CPA firm located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, offering tax, estate and financial planning services, as well as tax compliance, financial statements, financial projections and valuations. We also advise owner-managed businesses on financing, succession planning, computer... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

4:15pm

Fantastic Beasts - Hobby Horse Workshop and Races
In this crafty creature workshop, we build unicorns, dragons and horses of a different colour. Create a weird and wonderful creature and take it out for a spin! Broomstick makers and riders are also welcome.

Maximum capacity is 25.  Priority will be given to children.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – in theatres November 16 

Friday October 26, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

4:30pm

Philosophy of Comics
Many people believe that comics are a shallow form of entertainment, nothing more than bright colours and tight spandex, but we know that's not true. Comics have always pushed the limits of societal norms but do their stories actually have a greater depth that people don't recognize? How do superheroes relate to the heroes of ancient mythology? Join Emmanuelle Chateauneuf as she discusses the growing field of the Philosophy of Comics.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the comic guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Emmanuelle Chateauneuf

Emmanuelle Chateauneuf

Comics
Emmanuelle Chateauneuf is a passionate old soul who cares too much, is genuinely eccentric, and is on a whole, a general weirdo. With one foot planted firmly in her subconscious and the other kept floating sufficiently above ground, the fresh-faced comic creator lives merrily alongside... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

4:30pm

Lev Grossman Author Signing 2
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Author
Lev Grossman is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, which has been published in 30 countries and adapted into a TV series on Syfy. Grossman spent 15 years as a staff writer at Time magazine, where he wrote more than twenty cover... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

4:30pm

Anthony Head Autograph Session 2
$50.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). 
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Actor
British actor Anthony Head is considered one of the UK's most exciting and prolific actors, crafting a career across film, television and theatre. | | After his West End debut as Jesus in Godspell, Anthony Head went on to star in many acclaimed stage productions with roles as diverse... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Autograph Booth 1 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

4:45pm

Scottish Dwarfs and Irish Elves: The (Lazy? Unfair?) Use of English Dialects in Sword and Sorcery
In this presentation I will explore how fantasy movies, video games, audiobooks, etc. use different English dialects as a storytelling shortcut. Included in this will be a discussion of why dwarfs are always Scottish, Elves are always Irish, and why the use of British accents in sword and sorcery fantasy is based on North American folk beliefs (not facts) and leads to the exclusion of women and racialized groups.  

Presenters

Friday October 26, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

5:00pm

Billy Boyd Photo - Op
$60.00 One professionally done 8"x10" photo.  Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00.  You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Actor
Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor best known for his performance as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He landed his first role in a full-length film in 1998, playing a loan shark in indie British horror movie Urban Ghost Story. Just three... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

5:00pm

Dragon Age Q&A
Love 'em or hate 'em Solas is a major part of the Dragon Age story.  With rumbles of Dragon Age 4 coming in to being we can't help but wonder what is to come for our Elven companion.  Join our guest Gareth David-Lloyd as we discuss the award winner Dragon Age franchise.

Moderators
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor
Theatre, television, movies, voice acting, progressive metal, and the heart of Captain Jack Harkness: Gareth David-Lloyd has conquered them all. Perhaps best known for his Doctor Who / Torchwood crossover role playing Ianto Jones, Gareth is also a SyFy regular and an accomplished... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

5:00pm

John de Lancie Q&A
Join us for a one-on-one interview with guest, John de Lancie. Ask questions, relive favourite stories and celebrate the fandoms!

Moderators
avatar for Tanner Zipchen

Tanner Zipchen

Moderator
Tanner is a Canadian media personality, actor, and entertainment host best known for his work on the Cineplex Pre-Show. | | He began his career in radio, attracted to the entertainment industry by his love for music and pop culture. During his time on air, he interviewed hundreds... Read More →

Guests
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor
(Appearing Friday and Saturday) | | Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career. His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

5:00pm

David Yost Autograph Session 2
$30.00 ($50 w/Selfie)
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for David Yost

David Yost

Actor
David Yost is an American actor most notably known for playing Billy the Blue Ranger on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Yost starred in over 200 episodes and the feature film done with 20th Century Fox. Yost is also the only Power Ranger actor to star in 200 episodes consecutively... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Autograph Booth 2 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

5:15pm

Advanced Cosplay
Tired of Introduction to Cosplay panels?  Ready to level up your costuming?  Welcome to Advanced Cosplay, where our guest panel will help tell you how to master the art of Cosplay.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the cosplay guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Akakioga

Akakioga

Cosplay
Dorasae Rosario, known as Akakioga, has been cosplaying for over 4 years and is most known for her Genderbend Static Shock and humanoid Orisa from Overwatch. She is a activist for all cosplayers, promoting that no matter what size, race, sexuality, gender, or even skin tone, should... Read More →
avatar for Knightmage Cosplay

Knightmage Cosplay

Cosplay
Michael “Knightmage” Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio. | | A current decorated 17 year veteran Deputy Sheriff for the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, Michael has been cosplaying since 2012 but the love for the comic... Read More →
avatar for Cassie Seaboyer

Cassie Seaboyer

Cosplay
Puppet builder, local cosplayer, sculptor, and part time velociraptor tamer, Cassie Seaboyer is no stranger to the art scene. | | Growing up in Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, Cassie has always had a fascination for practical effects in film, especially the puppets and animatronics... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

5:15pm

Visual Effects 101
Please see visual effects artist Jennifer Maillet as she endeavors to teach us the basics of her digital effects craft and tell us more about her history and journey into the industry. 

Guests
avatar for Jennifer Maillet

Jennifer Maillet

Artist
With over 8 years experience in visual effects, Jennifer Maillet has worked on many shows including Star Trek Discovery, Vikings, The Runaways, Orphan Black, The Gifted, and The Walking Dead, and feature films such as Harry Potter, Elysium, Into the Woods and Flatliners. She was also... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

5:15pm

Chuck Wendig Author Signing 2
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig

Author
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, and his upcoming epic, Wanderers (Del Rey, 2019). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

5:30pm

From Script to Storyboard
Comics don't just pop into existence, a lot of work goes into them. Join some of our esteemed comic guests as they explain a little bit about the lengthy process that all of your favorite books go through before you can add them to your collection.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the comics guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.



Guests
avatar for Ed Brisson

Ed Brisson

Comics
Ed Brisson is a comic book writer who first started to garner attention with his self-published crime series MURDER BOOK. He broke into the public spotlight in 2012 with the crime/time-travel thriller series COMEBACK (Shadowline/Image Comics). In the short time since then, he's written... Read More →
avatar for Mike Feehan

Mike Feehan

Comics
Mike Feehan is a Newfoundland-based comic book artist whose work includes the critically acclaimed Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles from DC Comics. In addition to his work in comics, Mike has also worked as a storyboard artist for international commercials as well as a... Read More →
avatar for Mike Rooth

Mike Rooth

Comics
Mike Rooth is a Canadian Freelance Art Mercenary with an illustration career that spans two centuries. Rooth has created comics, covers and interior illustrations for numerous magazines, children’s book publishers, and both indie and mainstream comic companies (such as Aftershock... Read More →
avatar for Kurtis Wiebe

Kurtis Wiebe

Comics
Kurtis Wiebe is a comic writer based in Calgary, Alberta. He is a two-time Joe Shuster Award winner, including an Outstanding Comic Book Writer award for his contribution to the critically acclaimed Green Wake. He currently writes the Eisner-nominated series Rat Queens with Image... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

5:30pm

Kristen Ciccarelli Author Signing 2
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Kristen Ciccarelli

Kristen Ciccarelli

Author
Kristen Ciccarelli is an internationally bestselling author of fantasy fiction. Before writing books about deadly dragons, badass girls, and enemies who save each other, she made her living as an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. Her first novel, The Last... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

5:30pm

Billy Boyd Autograph Session 2
$50.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available. 

Guests
avatar for Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Actor
Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor best known for his performance as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He landed his first role in a full-length film in 1998, playing a loan shark in indie British horror movie Urban Ghost Story. Just three... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Autograph Booth 3 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

5:30pm

MacPhee Centre
Hal-Con is growing all the time and one way we do that is through community partnerships! The MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning provides free art lessons for disengaged youth and for the last three years we've worked with them to bring cosplay, comics, gaming and all kinds of exciting programs to youth in the HRM. Come learn about how our partnership works and how you could get involved!

Friday October 26, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

5:30pm

Adding Electronics to your Projects
Do you want to add flashing lights to your costume? How about moving parts on a model? Adding electronics is easier than you might think. In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to setup and program a tiny computer called an Arduino microcontroller to control any electronics project. No experience necessary.

Presenters
TV

Todd Verge

“Todd Verge is an active member of the maker movement and loves being involved in DIY projects. He teaches IT and electronics at the Nova Scotia Community College and is a winner of the nscc’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He holds degrees Physics and Philosophy and has published... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

5:45pm

Anthony Head Photo - Op
$60.00 One professionally done 8"x10" photo.  Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00.  You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Actor
British actor Anthony Head is considered one of the UK's most exciting and prolific actors, crafting a career across film, television and theatre. | | After his West End debut as Jesus in Godspell, Anthony Head went on to star in many acclaimed stage productions with roles as diverse... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

6:00pm

Representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Anything can happen in genres like Science Fiction and Fantasy, so why don't we see a lot of diversity in our favourite stories? The world is changing and so are our expectations to see our community represented. Now's your chance to learn from two authors who are working hard to make sure we all have a place in the genres we love.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the author tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.  

Guests
avatar for S.M. Beiko

S.M. Beiko

Author
Samantha Mary Beiko is, primarily, an author of young adult fantasy. Her first novel, The Lake and the Library, was released in 2013 and was nominated for the Manitoba Book Award for Best First Book, as well as that year’s Aurora Award. Her recent novel, Scion of the Fox (ECW Press... Read More →
avatar for Justin Little

Justin Little

Author
Justin Little started writing LGBT fiction at a young age after scouring his local libraries and realising there was little to offer in this area, particularly in the science fiction and fantasy genres. This hobby continued into adulthood and the stories grew from small short stories... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

6:00pm

Podcasting 101
Tara Audibert does it all, animation, gaming, illustration, and podcasting! Come learn some basics about how to start and run your own podcast!

Presented by: Tara Auditbert and Curtis Carey

Guests
avatar for Tara Audibert

Tara Audibert

Artist
Tara Audibert is a Wolastoqey artist and the owner of Moxy Fox Studio, an independent animation, comics and illustration studio located in New Brunswick. Tara produced her 1st animated film, “The importance of Dreaming” (2017), appearing in film festivals worldwide, winning several... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

6:00pm

Delilah Dawson Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson

Author
Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma, as well as the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell, co-written with Kevin Hearne. As Lila Bowen, she’s the author of the award-winning Shadow... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

6:00pm

Gareth David-Lloyd Autograph Session 2
$40.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor
Theatre, television, movies, voice acting, progressive metal, and the heart of Captain Jack Harkness: Gareth David-Lloyd has conquered them all. Perhaps best known for his Doctor Who / Torchwood crossover role playing Ianto Jones, Gareth is also a SyFy regular and an accomplished... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Autograph Booth 1 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

6:00pm

John de Lancie Autograph Session 2
$40.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor
(Appearing Friday and Saturday) | | Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career. His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Autograph Booth 2 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

6:00pm

LARPing Encounter
NERO Armonia brings together seasoned adventurers in a dazzling display of Sword and Sorcery, come one come all to see what LARP combat is all about.

Presenters
avatar for NERO Armonia

NERO Armonia

WELCOME TO NERO ARMONIAWe are a LARP Chapter dedicated to the Fantasy Medieval Genre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Chapter is owned and operated by 3 members of a Halifax based not-for-profit organization called Armonia Live Action Roleplaying Society (ARA LARP). We hope to... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

6:15pm

Moderator Q&A w/ Ajay Fry and Tanner Zipchen
Moderators
avatar for Floyd Peyton

Floyd Peyton

Moderator
​​​​Floyd is a former radio DJ, seasoned event host, and lifelong nerd. She’s an avid D&D player, occasionally tries to get the hang of video games, and reads all of the things. She has instructed her immediate family to cremate her after she dies, turn her into a diamond... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →
avatar for Tanner Zipchen

Tanner Zipchen

Moderator
Tanner is a Canadian media personality, actor, and entertainment host best known for his work on the Cineplex Pre-Show. | | He began his career in radio, attracted to the entertainment industry by his love for music and pop culture. During his time on air, he interviewed hundreds... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

6:15pm

Fiction Meets Science: Ex Machina, Artificial Intelligence and the Robotics Industry
The conflation of AI and fiction in the cultural imaginary helps to drive the fantasy aspect of the robotics/AI industry that encourages the view that there is no difference between a computing machine and a human.  If fiction offers an exploration and interrogation of the shifting terrain of what it means to be human, the industry’s overly literal readings of fiction fetishize the technology, strip it of its cultural and historical context, and claim it for the here and now. While the industry exploits fiction to help animate machines and bring them to “life” in the name of a certain technological future, it erases the “fictiveness” of the fiction that keeps open the question of  the future and what it means to be human.

My talk--“Fiction Meets Science: Ex Machina, Artificial Intelligence and the Robotics Industry”--will  argue that we need to restore the gap between the literary and scientific imaginings of AI and robots. Resisting literal readings of fiction, it considers the ways in which metaphors shape our reading of humans and other animals. For instance, in the field of AI, rather than the computer serving as a metaphor for the brain, the brain has come to serve as a metaphor for the computer. The film Ex Machina, as a modern day Frankenstein story, exposes the consequences of this metaphor that reduces humans to computing machines that in turn entraps them in an algorithmic logic under corporate control. In this film, it is not Ava, the programmed machine, that is the subject of the experiment, but rather Caleb who finds himself locked in the robot lab by the end of the story.

Presenters

Friday October 26, 2018 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

6:15pm

Cosplay Makeup 101
Cosplay Makeup 101 is a panel on the basics of makeup for all genders. The panel will covers the basics of makeup as well as tips and tricks on how to make it last all con, genderbending (fake beards/how to cover beards ect.), proper contact care, face paint application, base coverage for different skin types and so much more.  

Presented by: Anika Parker

Friday October 26, 2018 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

6:30pm

Frankenstein at 200
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. While Shelley's novel is very much a product of its cultural and political milieu, Frankenstein remains eerily relevant. This panel will discuss both the novel itself and contemporary iterations and reflections on the Frankenstein myth. 

Presenters
JH

Jesse Hiltz

Jesse Hiltz formerly taught history of science and science fiction at the University of King's College and served as Program Coordinator at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs. He's a graphic designer and co-host of the Bookings podcast, where he interviews authors and... Read More →
KM

Kathryn Morris

Kathryn Morris is an Assistant Professor in the Early Modern Studies Program at the University of King's College.
MB

Michele Byers

Michele Byers is a Professor of Women and Gender Studies at St. Mary's University.
SK

Sailaja Krishnamurti

Sailaja Krishnamurti is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at St. Mary's University.


Friday October 26, 2018 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

6:45pm

Rat Queens
Fantasy, comedy, badass ladies, Rat Queens has it all. Meet the writer and illustrator of one of the most compelling fantasy series around.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.



Guests
avatar for Owen Gieni

Owen Gieni

Comics
Owen Gieni is the artist for the Image Shadowline series Rat Queens, as well as the colourist for the Skybound title Manifest Destiny. Previous works include Shutter, Glory, Negative Space, Debris, and Sore Thumbs. He currently resides in Vancouver, BC, where his interests include... Read More →
avatar for Kurtis Wiebe

Kurtis Wiebe

Comics
Kurtis Wiebe is a comic writer based in Calgary, Alberta. He is a two-time Joe Shuster Award winner, including an Outstanding Comic Book Writer award for his contribution to the critically acclaimed Green Wake. He currently writes the Eisner-nominated series Rat Queens with Image... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

7:00pm

Hanging out with Crunchyroll
Ever wonder what it's like to work with Crunchyroll? Ask all your questions to the Canadian Crunchyroll Manager during this casual question and answer period. Come relax and lets chat anime, working in anime, and maybe have a laugh. (Maybe even watch some Anime!)

Presented By: Crunchyroll

Friday October 26, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

7:00pm

Shedding Some Light on the World of Darkness
In 1991, White Wolf Game Studio changed tabletop and LARP gaming with Vampire: The Masquerade, the first game set in the World of Darkness. This panel will investigate the history of the World of Darkness, from the initial game cycle of the 1990s through to the present day. We'll talk about what we love (and hate) about the settings, and give some advice about starting a World of Darkness game.

Presented By:Shawn Kehoe, Gavin Carruthers, Curtis Lawrence, Annastasia Wagar

Friday October 26, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

7:15pm

Eastern Watchmen Demonstration
You won't want to miss this city's only light saber dueling club in action! Members of The Eastern Watchmen will be doing some awesome fight demonstrations and are ready to answer questions about the club.  Find out how to get an awesome light saber and how to get started in what can only be described as the most fantastic Force-filled hobby. Come check us out!

Presenters
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Eastern Watchmen

https://signalhfx.ca/lightsaber-combat-group-strikes-in-halifax/


Friday October 26, 2018 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

7:15pm

Dorks in Dungeons
The Dorks triumphantly return for their fifth Hal-Con! LAUGH as they attempt to deliver hazardous mail, fumbling in and out of danger in the fictional plane of Continentia! SHOUT words at them as they solicit suggestions from you, the audience, to build their grand adventure! GASP as their team of improv comedians creates goblins, trolls, dragons, and other horrifying chimerical monstrosities (whatever became of Mellonn?)! What sort of comedic catastrophes will happen to the Dorks this time? We have no idea--it's all made up!

Presenters
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Dorks in Dungeons

Back by popular demand, the internationally renowned fantasy/improv troupe, Dorks in Dungeons will make their triumphant return to Hal-Con this year, bringing three scheduled shows to their incredible lineup.Game Masters will lead PCs in a fantastical journey through Continentia through... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

7:30pm

How a Makerspace Can Help You
What is a Makerspace and why should you get involved? We can provide you access to a knowledgeable community and a variety of speciality equipment. For the tabletop gamers: laser cut a custom dice tower. For the cosplayer: 3d print some detail pieces or learn about electronics that could add light and sound to a project. For the video gamer: use a CNC mill to make a full size arcade cabinet from plywood. There are a whole host of things you can do at a Makerspace to further your geeky pursuits. Come learn about all of these things and see a variety of display projects.

Presented By: Adam Cox

Friday October 26, 2018 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

7:45pm

Hal-Con Wants You...
Hal-Con is 99% run on volunteer power, and without our fantastic volunteers each year we simply would not be able to have such an amazing event.  Come check out this informative session on what we have to offer and find your place among the awesomeness.

Friday October 26, 2018 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

8:00pm

JVPS presents a Gothic Halifax Ghost Tour
Join Andrew Aulenback in Parade Square for Halifax's own share of gothic and ghost stories.  Step outside the convention centre for an hour, feel the cobbles under your feet and the fog on your face, and meet the stories that haunt our nights. Andrew Aulenback has been professionally story-telling for almost two decades, telling the haunted histories of Halifax.  A librarian and heritage interpreter, he is familiar with Halifax stories both fiction and fact.

Presented By: Jules Verne Phantastical Society

Friday October 26, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand Parade Square 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS, Canada

8:00pm

Nanowrimo Prep: Making Your Heroes and Villains
This workshop will help prepare you for Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month)by showing the various ways to make interesting heroes, flawed characters and bone chilling villains. We will also review the various connection and relationships that exist between hero and villain. This interactive workshop will look at various character archetypes and pitfalls. Our goal in the workshops will be for each participant to make a character that can be used in their November writing while avoiding the most common mistakes and pitfalls that happen to a writer's characters.  

Presented By: Midnight Reading 

Friday October 26, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

8:00pm

Clay Cafe
Join Clay Cafe Dartmouth for some pottery painting fun!
Choose from a variety of pottery items - mugs, plates, bowls, etc - all $20 or less. (Cash only) Items will be fired and finished at our studio, making them functional when ready to take home within the week. Nerdy stencils available to help you personalize your pottery! 

(No experience required)


Friday October 26, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

8:00pm

Laser Tag - Friday
Action Laser Tag is located in Halifax! Our battlefield offers camouflaged barricades, hide-outs, forts, action zones and more. We have different taggers to accommodate different ages and a variety of game options like team elimination, aliens vs. marines, domination and free-for-all.

Each battle is typically 10 minutes in length with players averaging a total of 5 to 6 games in an hour. Most of our games are played in dim light to add to the excitement and challenge of true laser tag.

Our facility also includes a party room and personalized dog-tags that are made on the spot. We offer group rates for birthday parties, teams and corporate. Action Laser Tag is an independently owned and operated local business that was born out of a dad’s desire to have some combat style fun with his kids and family that included more than just Nerf guns! It started in 2010 as an outdoor and mobile business that has since grown into the largest indoor laser tag facility in Halifax.

Action Laser Tag is a fun and exciting activity for everyone.


Friday October 26, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Registration Argyle Level 2

8:15pm

Anime for Beginners
Anime can be a tough niche to get in to. There are ao many genres, so many titles to choose from, and some have an episode count that can be quite intimidating. This panel is for people to come together to talk about getting in to anime. Be it somebody curious about where to start, or a seasoned vet looking to share some of their favorite anime titles... This panel is for you.

Presented by: Dan Wilson

Friday October 26, 2018 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

8:30pm

Flash Mob Practice Session
Want to participate in the Flash mob on Saturday of Hal-Con?  Then come on over and learn all the moves!  

Practice video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DHvbqbcsko&feature=share

Friday October 26, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

8:30pm

Maritime Heavy Armour: Behind the Bucket followed by Story Time with Fat Apollo
MHA talks about their history of armour building and adventures with a series of video presentations and Q&A discussion. We'll have samples of armour for new cosplayers to learn from and how to get out there and have fun with it. Followed directly after by Story time with Fat Apollo.

Presented By: Maritime Heavy Armour, & Fat Apollo

Friday October 26, 2018 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

8:45pm

GMing 101
This is a crash course on being a Game Master, with tips and tricks, resource ideas, and responsibilities of the GM. We'll discuss how to prepare, what to look for, and the joys and trials of GMing. 

Presented By: Chris Secord and Curtis Lawrence 

Friday October 26, 2018 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

8:45pm

Arcade Pyramid
Big tickets! Big prizes! I love it! In this video game themed spin on the classic game show $100,000 Pyramid, contestants will be pulled from the audience to compete for prizes from the Hal-Con arcade. Put your knowledge of video games ranging from Super Mario Brothers to Undertale. 

Presented By: Craig Power 

Friday October 26, 2018 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

9:00pm

Pandemic Survival
Pandemic Survival is an “extreme” version of Pandemic where teams of two will face each other in an epic battle to save the world. Their goal: to be the first team to find all four cures, or to be the last team still alive at the end of the game. In this tournament-style version of the game, all teams will face the same problems: their player cards will all be placed in the same order before the game; the infected cities are the same for everyone; the Epidemics strike at the same time for all teams; every team has the same role cards. The only difference is the decisions they will make! Their strategic choices will lead each team in different directions, and one strategy will pay off in the end and lead to victory. 

Friday October 26, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Gaming Floor Summit Level 6

9:15pm

Attack on Titan
Would spend the panel addressing the most recent release of the Attack on Titan manga series. Breakdown would be divided into four 10min sections between whats been happening, favorite moments, theories, and favorite characters.  

Presented by: Jeff Bowden

Friday October 26, 2018 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

9:15pm

Geek Schooling
Learn how to enjoy easy, delight directed learning with your child, centred on their passions and fandoms, whether it’s through Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or super heroes. Yes, fandoms and geekdom can be educational! Your children are probably already learning more than you realize. Learn more at geekschoolingguide.com 

Presented By: Kimberly Charron

Friday October 26, 2018 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

9:30pm

Franken-Dance: Monster Mash
It's Friday Fright Night!!  Show off your ghoulish dance moves and dance your fears away with the classic Frankenstein film playing on the big screen. 

Featuring the talents of Scott "DJ Skills" Rideout.

Presenters

Friday October 26, 2018 9:30pm - Saturday October 27, 2018 12:00am
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

10:00pm

Monster Movie
Friday October 26, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

10:15pm

Monster Movie
Friday October 26, 2018 10:15pm - 11:30pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

11:00pm

Friday Post Party (Grafton Street)
Over the weekend, attendees can enjoy free cover, line skip, and Hal-Con themed drink specials at their nightclub and bar complex consisting of The Dome, Taboo, and Nomad Travel Bar. Conveniently located on 1741 Grafton street, their venues are only steps away from Hal-Con action! Costume is not only permitted, but encouraged but please no face masks or weapons! Bracelet or proof of purchase (for Thursday) required.

Sponsors
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Grafton Connor Group

As a Hal-Con 2018 participant we invite you to join Grafton Connor Group with free cover, line skip, and Hal-Con themed drink specials at our nightclub and bar complex consisting of The Dome, Taboo, and Nomad Travel Bar. Conveniently located on 1741 Grafton street, our venues are... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday October 27, 2018 3:00am
Grafton Connor Group Properties 1741 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2C6, Canada

11:00pm

Friday Post Party (Menz & Mollyz)
FRIDAY and SATURDAYMenz and Mollyz has been a favourite destination for our attendees because of it’s inclusiveness and it’s cosplay themed dance parties.  This year they’re offering our attendees half-off cover on Friday and Saturday, just show them your bracelet at the door!  Costumes are encouraged but please no face masks or weapons!

Sponsors
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Menz and Mollyz

Menz and Mollyz has been a favourite destination for our attendees because of it’s inclusiveness and it’s cosplay themed dance parties. This year they’re offering our attendees half-off cover on Friday and Saturday, just show them your bracelet at the door! Costumes are encouraged... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday October 27, 2018 3:00am
Menz & Mollyz Bar 2182 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B4, Canada
 
Saturday, October 27
 

10:45am

Stuck in Idol Heck
Whether it’s saving up for months to try to get the upcoming card of your best girl, spending hours a day learning the choreography for the latest single, getting carpal tunnel as you try to rank as high as you can in an event, or just being annoyed about the lack of screentime your favourite character is getting: being a fan of idols can take its toll. Come rant and rave with other fans of the genre as we discuss what it’s like to truly be in the idol fandom and what keeps us coming back for more!

Presented By: Amber Antle, Ky Greyson

Saturday October 27, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

10:45am

Cartoons and Colouring
Pull out your crayons and coloured pencils! Get ready to colour inside the lines ... if you want.
Bring your comfy clothes and come watch Crunchy Roll and eat dry cereal. (while supplies last)

Sponsors

Saturday October 27, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

10:45am

Plush Props 101
Join S.Leonhart in a beginner level plushie workshop where you will have a choice between two projects,  and take home a fun new stuffy made by your own hand.
Each kit is $15 and will include everything you need to make your fun new friend

Presented By: Stephanie Leonhart

Saturday October 27, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

11:00am

Ajay Fry Photo-Op
Donation to Kids Help Phone. One professionally done 8" x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

GMing: Advanced & Collaborative Campaign design
You think you know how to design an RPG campaign? Well I’m sure I have some creative tricks and tools for you to really make thing pop.  I’ll cover highly systemic approaches, a free-wheeling approaches, something in the middle and a wild player based collaborative method.  

Presented by: Sean Littlepage

Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

David Yost Autograph Session 1
$30.00 ($50 w/Selfie)
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for David Yost

David Yost

Actor
David Yost is an American actor most notably known for playing Billy the Blue Ranger on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Yost starred in over 200 episodes and the feature film done with 20th Century Fox. Yost is also the only Power Ranger actor to star in 200 episodes consecutively... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Autograph Booth 2 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

Tanner Zipchen Autograph Session
Donation to the IWK Foundation. Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Tanner Zipchen

Tanner Zipchen

Moderator
Tanner is a Canadian media personality, actor, and entertainment host best known for his work on the Cineplex Pre-Show. | | He began his career in radio, attracted to the entertainment industry by his love for music and pop culture. During his time on air, he interviewed hundreds... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Autograph Booth 1 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

Cosplay Speed Learning
Cosplay Over Beverages is all about community and knowledge-sharing, and we're bringing that experience to this year's Hal-Con! Join your fellow cosplayers for a high octane geeky discussion on all things cosplay. Participants will list what they're interested in and what they feel confident talking about on a name tag and will then jump into rapid-fire five minute conversations with random participants.  At the end of the speed learning portion, we'll share the best tips we heard as a group. Cosplayers of all levels are welcome.

Presented By: Robin Ess, Matt Parsons, Michael Parent

Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

11:00am

Lolita Tea
Lolita Tea ::Sold out::
Join the Admins of Lolita Fashion in NS as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our local community with tea, sweets, games and prizes! We are located on the highest floor of the Delta Halifax in the Baronet Ballroom and this event takes place at 11 am, see you there!

Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Baronet Room - Delta Halifax Scotia Square, 1990 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1P2, Canada

11:00am

Flash Mob Practice Session
Want to participate in the Flash mob on Saturday of Hal-Con?  Then come on over and learn all the moves!  

Practice video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DHvbqbcsko&feature=share

Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

LeVar Burton Autograph Session 1
$50.00 Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Actor
LeVar Burton has an impressive collection of titles: author, director, producer, TV presenter, literacy advocate, philanthropist, speaker, and actor. LeVar’s first-ever audition landed him his Emmy-winning role as Kunta Kinte in the 1970’s miniseries Roots. Six years later, he... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Autograph Booth 4 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

Geeks in Galaxies
Dorks in Dungeons is pleased to bring back Geeks in Galaxies – their love letter to the tropes of science fiction. Blasting through the Planetoid Galaxy, the Space Patrol Squad (SPS) is a goodly crew complete with all the Ray Guns, Lazers, and high tech gadgets the GM won’t allow in Dorks! Boldly going where Dorks have never gone before!

Will our heroes be up to the challenges they face on stage? You bet your sweet bippy they will be!

Presenters
avatar for Dorks in Dungeons

Dorks in Dungeons

Back by popular demand, the internationally renowned fantasy/improv troupe, Dorks in Dungeons will make their triumphant return to Hal-Con this year, bringing three scheduled shows to their incredible lineup.Game Masters will lead PCs in a fantastical journey through Continentia through... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

Mario Kart Double Dash
Back by overwhelming popular demand! This is Mario Kart: Double Dash the way it was meant to be played - intense 8 player action as you ride your way to victory in this multi-console spectacle. Cheaters never win, so no glitches or exploits please! 

Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gaming Floor Summit Level 6

11:00am

Scavenger Hunt - Saturday
  The Hal-Con 2018 adventure is set to begin and is bringing us to a whole new environment: the new Halifax Convention Centre!  And so, as is befitting, we are setting you on a quest for the lost one ring!

In teams of 3, you'll explore the world of the Halifax Convention Centre, decipher clues, take pictures at the map points, and at the end, claim your prize!   BONUS: We're going to draw for a grand prize from all questing hobbits (and elves and dwarves and humans and even orcs!).

To start your quest, please bring your fellowship to the Press desk near the registration desk!

Adventure Awaits!

Rules and regulations: limit of 50 teams per day, the quest must be completed within on day, all photos must be taken on one device.

Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Halifax Convention Centre 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 0E6, Canada

11:15am

Superhero 360
There are more superheroes to read about now than ever before and their popularity is only growing! This panel will examine the experience of two different comic writers who work with comics, one who writes about licensed superheroes and one who created his own.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the comics guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.



Guests
avatar for Ed Brisson

Ed Brisson

Comics
Ed Brisson is a comic book writer who first started to garner attention with his self-published crime series MURDER BOOK. He broke into the public spotlight in 2012 with the crime/time-travel thriller series COMEBACK (Shadowline/Image Comics). In the short time since then, he's written... Read More →
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Jason Loo

Comics
Jason Loo is a Toronto-based cartoonist who got his start freelancing illustration work for magazines, newspapers, and children’s books. | | He currently writes and illustrates his own comic book series featuring Toronto’s newest superhero, The Pitiful Human-Lizard. The series... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

11:15am

Lev Grossman Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Author
Lev Grossman is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, which has been published in 30 countries and adapted into a TV series on Syfy. Grossman spent 15 years as a staff writer at Time magazine, where he wrote more than twenty cover... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:30am

Star Wars
Star Wars is a powerhouse of a fandom, especially now that it is backed by Disney.  So, how does it feel to take the reins and write for such an Intellectual Property, like Star Wars?  To be the ones who decides the future of these characters?

Our panelists will shed some light on what it's like!

Guests
avatar for Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson

Author
Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma, as well as the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell, co-written with Kevin Hearne. As Lila Bowen, she’s the author of the award-winning Shadow... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig

Author
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, and his upcoming epic, Wanderers (Del Rey, 2019). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

11:30am

The History and Future of Games
Tabletop games have changed from the past generations and the trends are forcing game designers to get creative. We’ll have a look at how people played games throughout the ages and have a look at how games are viewed by different cultures. 

Guests
avatar for Jessie Yaternick

Jessie Yaternick

Gaming
Jessie Yaternick is a game designer and writer from Ottawa. She is the proud recipient of the Metatopia 2017 Sponsorship and a member of the Indie Game Developer Network. She is driven to promote diversity within the gaming industry; highlighting local talent and advocating for disadvantaged... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

11:30am

Ajay Fry Autograph Session
Donation to Kids Help Phone. Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Autograph Booth 3 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:45am

Anthony Head Photo - Op
$60.00 One professionally done 8"x10" photo.  Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00.  You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Actor
British actor Anthony Head is considered one of the UK's most exciting and prolific actors, crafting a career across film, television and theatre. | | After his West End debut as Jesus in Godspell, Anthony Head went on to star in many acclaimed stage productions with roles as diverse... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:45am

Let's Try To Have Nice Things
Social media has changed the way that people connect, communicate and share their interests.  For better and worse.  While it has opened up a world of information, broken down barriers and built communities, it has also given a sense of anonymity that has built a safe space for internet trolls and a kind of bullying that has often led to the adage: "This is why we can't have nice things!"

Two of Hal-Con's Facebook group administrators will share their experiences moderating large online communities.  They will offer tips and tricks for others looking to grow an online community as well as offer their thoughts on what good community members can do to help.  The panel is structured in a Q&A format rather than a presentation so bring your questions, suggestions and other ideas!


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

12:00pm

Truth and Reconciliation in the Star Trek Universe
Star Trek has long been recognized for pushing boundaries when it comes to women's rights and race relations. But how does it fare when it comes to representing indigenous peoples in the series? This presentation will explore how indigenous groups are presented and represented in Stark Trek and other science fiction television series through examples of specific episodes and actors. Respectful discussion of the relevant issues will be encouraged.

Presented By: Jen Legere

Saturday October 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

12:15pm

Cosplay and Diversity
If you follow the world of Cosplay, no doubt you've noticed that it's unfortunately not immune to racism and ignorance. There have been a number of high profile cases of black face makeup, people of colour being told they can't Cosplay characters whose skin tone doesn't match their own, or being passed over by photographers at conventions.

At Hal-Con, we don't stand for stuff like that! Join two of our esteemed Cosplay guests, and a local favourite, as they discuss why it's so important to embrace diversity, especially in Cosplay -- a world that's meant to be fun and fictional not judgemental and angry.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the cosplay guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Akakioga

Akakioga

Cosplay
Dorasae Rosario, known as Akakioga, has been cosplaying for over 4 years and is most known for her Genderbend Static Shock and humanoid Orisa from Overwatch. She is a activist for all cosplayers, promoting that no matter what size, race, sexuality, gender, or even skin tone, should... Read More →
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Knightmage Cosplay

Cosplay
Michael “Knightmage” Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio. | | A current decorated 17 year veteran Deputy Sheriff for the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, Michael has been cosplaying since 2012 but the love for the comic... Read More →

Presenters

Saturday October 27, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

12:15pm

Yo-Yo Demonstration
Hal-Con is excited to present the "King of String"!  Our yoyo expert will show you all their tricks and share the tips.  BYOyoyo along or use one of our experienced in house demo models for the event.  
Learn how to throw a sleeper, rock the baby and walk the dog.

Maximum capacity is 20 at a time.  Priority for demo yoyos will be given to children.

Saturday October 27, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

12:15pm

Gaming Glitches Explained II: Wall Hax
Back with a vengeance! Gaming Glitches Explained delves into the science of some of the most famous mistakes in video game history. This year, we’ll focus on exploits that had an immense impact on the competitive scene, including franchises like Metroid, Mario Kart, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and more! We’ll break open each glitch to understand the science behind each and why these glitches happen. 

Presented By: Craig Power 

Saturday October 27, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

12:15pm

Anthony Head Autograph Session 1
$50.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). 
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Actor
British actor Anthony Head is considered one of the UK's most exciting and prolific actors, crafting a career across film, television and theatre. | | After his West End debut as Jesus in Godspell, Anthony Head went on to star in many acclaimed stage productions with roles as diverse... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Autograph Booth 1 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

12:30pm

LeVar Burton Photo - Op
$50.00 One professionally done 8" x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Actor
LeVar Burton has an impressive collection of titles: author, director, producer, TV presenter, literacy advocate, philanthropist, speaker, and actor. LeVar’s first-ever audition landed him his Emmy-winning role as Kunta Kinte in the 1970’s miniseries Roots. Six years later, he... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

12:30pm

The Plot Thickens: Plotting Your Novel
While a character is often a mirror that a reader uses to bring themselves into a story, and the setting can set the tone of what awaits; it is seldom that putting characters in a room to see what happens can constitute as a good plot.  And, while it can and has worked, the plot of one's narriative is the journey that you are taking your characters and readers on.  Let's face it, Lord of the Rings wouldn't have been the same if they didn't need to make that little jaunt into Mordor.

Our panel is here to discuss plotting out your story, how to trouble shoot those moments when you're not sure where to go next and maybe even what to do when your character takes your story someplace you hadn't meant to go.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the author tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for S.M. Beiko

S.M. Beiko

Author
Samantha Mary Beiko is, primarily, an author of young adult fantasy. Her first novel, The Lake and the Library, was released in 2013 and was nominated for the Manitoba Book Award for Best First Book, as well as that year’s Aurora Award. Her recent novel, Scion of the Fox (ECW Press... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Ciccarelli

Kristen Ciccarelli

Author
Kristen Ciccarelli is an internationally bestselling author of fantasy fiction. Before writing books about deadly dragons, badass girls, and enemies who save each other, she made her living as an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. Her first novel, The Last... Read More →
avatar for Justin Little

Justin Little

Author
Justin Little started writing LGBT fiction at a young age after scouring his local libraries and realising there was little to offer in this area, particularly in the science fiction and fantasy genres. This hobby continued into adulthood and the stories grew from small short stories... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

12:30pm

Chuck Wendig Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig

Author
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, and his upcoming epic, Wanderers (Del Rey, 2019). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

12:30pm

Delilah Dawson Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson

Author
Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma, as well as the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell, co-written with Kevin Hearne. As Lila Bowen, she’s the author of the award-winning Shadow... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

12:30pm

Laura Vandervoort Autograph Session 1
$40.00 for autograph
$70.00 for autograph and table selfie

 Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort

Actor
Laura Vandervoort is best known for her role as Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) in The CW serial drama series Smallville. She is also recognized as Sadie Harrison in the CTV teen drama series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the Syfy supernatural drama series Haven, and Lisa... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Autograph Booth 2 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

12:30pm

SCA Medieval Combat Event
Ever wanted to know what medieval combat was really like? How can two fighters wearing more than 60lbs of steel manage to move let alone engage in a fight? This is your chance to see it happen. The Society for Creative Anachronism, The Barony of Ruantallan and Canton of Seashire are proud to put forth a display of marshal combat for your enjoyment. Sit back as combatants engage in one of two marshal activities, Heavy Fighting (Full Force Full Contact Un-Choreographed Combat) or Fencing with live steel (Think 3 musketeers, where anything from a dagger to a cane can be used to assist you in dispatching your opponent). Listen to the crash of shields and the clanging of blades and transport yourself back to an earlier period in history.


Presenters
SF

Society for Creative Anachronism

The East Kingdom is a part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA), a not-for-profit educational organization which studies the Middle Ages by recreating the pastimes and crafts of the period. The East Kingdom covers Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

12:45pm

Building Droids – Learn how to hack the world and make anything
Want to be a maker? In this presentation, I’ll show you how to make really cool projects like R2-D2 from scratch. Whether you like to work alone or in a group, I’ll show you how to get started and tips and techniques to actually get something done. Don’t have everything you need? No problem. I’ll talk about the skills, tools, and materials you’ll need, and where to find them for free!

Presented by: Todd Verge & R2 D2

Presenters
TV

Todd Verge

“Todd Verge is an active member of the maker movement and loves being involved in DIY projects. He teaches IT and electronics at the Nova Scotia Community College and is a winner of the nscc’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He holds degrees Physics and Philosophy and has published... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

12:45pm

Sketch Battle - Emmanuelle Chateauneuf and Jason Loo
Want to see great artists face off in a battle of sketches?  Please join us as our guests take unique fan suggestions and turn them into works of art.  Sure to contain great art and conversation as the guests answer questions, talk about the industry, and have truly unique give-aways.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the comics guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Emmanuelle Chateauneuf

Emmanuelle Chateauneuf

Comics
Emmanuelle Chateauneuf is a passionate old soul who cares too much, is genuinely eccentric, and is on a whole, a general weirdo. With one foot planted firmly in her subconscious and the other kept floating sufficiently above ground, the fresh-faced comic creator lives merrily alongside... Read More →
avatar for Jason Loo

Jason Loo

Comics
Jason Loo is a Toronto-based cartoonist who got his start freelancing illustration work for magazines, newspapers, and children’s books. | | He currently writes and illustrates his own comic book series featuring Toronto’s newest superhero, The Pitiful Human-Lizard. The series... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

12:45pm

Pokemon Bingo
Join Team Galactic & Team Rocket for some friendly rounds of Pokemon-themed bingo! This year featuring prizes from the Sinnoh region, as well as some Pikachu themed prizes in anticipation of the new game.

Saturday October 27, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

12:45pm

Injury Makeup
Take your cosplay to the next level with some injury makeup skills! Learn the basics from color matching, bruising and cuts to prosthetics and realism key points.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Marc Deveault

Marc Deveault

Makeup Artist
Owner, SPFX makeup artist, and pyrotechnician at Devo FX. Marc is a retired Military Medic with 20 years of experience including tours of duty in Bosnia, Haiti and Afghanistan. He began his career doing casualty simulation for the military which ignited his passion and childhood dream... Read More →
avatar for Cassie Seaboyer

Cassie Seaboyer

Cosplay
Puppet builder, local cosplayer, sculptor, and part time velociraptor tamer, Cassie Seaboyer is no stranger to the art scene. | | Growing up in Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, Cassie has always had a fascination for practical effects in film, especially the puppets and animatronics... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

1:00pm

Billy Boyd Autograph Session 1
$50.00 Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Actor
Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor best known for his performance as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He landed his first role in a full-length film in 1998, playing a loan shark in indie British horror movie Urban Ghost Story. Just three... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Autograph Booth 3 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:00pm

Understanding Japanese Agriculture through Anime
Japan, like Canada, has a fascinating agricultural landscape. Explore the variety of agricultural presences within the country as they have been adapted into anime, from heavily agricultural focused series depicting modern day Japan, like Moyashimon and Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) to series which draw on a variety of historical and cultural agricultural transformations, like Maoyū Maō Yūsha and Golden Kamuy.

Presented by: William Coney

Saturday October 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

1:00pm

Smash Bros. Open
The second annual Hal-Con Smash Open is here!

Compete against fellow convention lovers in a more relaxed environment. This event has a more casual ruleset than a traditional competitive tournament: all players of every age and skill level are welcome. This years event will be played on Super Smash Brothers for the Nintendo Wii U. The rules: 3 lives, all items set to medium, all characters and stages allowed. The matches will be a best two out of three format until finals, which will be a best three out of five. Players will play rock-paper-scissors to determine who gets to choose the first stage, and the loser of the game gets to choose the next stage.

Hope to see you there, and remember to have fun!

Saturday October 27, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming Floor Summit Level 6

1:00pm

Catan Qualifier
Join us for semi and final tournaments of Settlers of Catan. Finalists will be invited to play in the nationals being hosted in Toronto at EGLX in 2019. 

Saturday October 27, 2018 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Gaming Floor Summit Level 6

1:15pm

Gareth David-Lloyd Photo - Op
$40.00 One professionally done 8" x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor
Theatre, television, movies, voice acting, progressive metal, and the heart of Captain Jack Harkness: Gareth David-Lloyd has conquered them all. Perhaps best known for his Doctor Who / Torchwood crossover role playing Ianto Jones, Gareth is also a SyFy regular and an accomplished... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:15pm

Cosplay Videography
Guide: Getting started with making videos and what it takes. Q&A with videographers from around the maritimes. Viewing videos of Atlantic Canadian cosplayers.  

Presented By: Jeff Bowden

Saturday October 27, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

1:15pm

From Mild to Wild
I will talk about the health benefits of eating hot and explain how to use these products in relation to healthy eating. In the process, I will flash to different scenes from SCIFi tv where hot sauces are used or related to.. I will taste test samples and explain what each sauce will taste like and the multi flavors and undertone of flavors that the testers will taste.  

Presented By: David Jobe of From Mild to Wild 

Saturday October 27, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

1:15pm

Fantastic Beasts - Puppet Monster Mash
Hal-con’s monster puppet workshop is back for another year! Bring out your wild ideas and show us the spookiest, silliest creatures your imagination can conjure up.

Maximum capacity is 25.  Priority will be given to children.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – in theatres November 16

Saturday October 27, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

1:30pm

Pathfinder Q&A
Meet two designer / writers for Paizo’s Pathfinder and Starfinder and have your questions answered about your favourite RPGs. 

Guests
avatar for Mark Seifter

Mark Seifter

Gaming
Mark Seifter is a game designer at Paizo, working mainly on the Pathfinder RPG. Mark started with Pathfinder Unchained and Occult Adventures, moving on to Bestiary 5, Ultimate Intrigue, Horror Adventures, Villain Codex, and Ultimate Wilderness. He is a creator of the Starfinder and... Read More →
avatar for Linda Zata-Palmer

Linda Zata-Palmer

Gaming
Linda Zayas-Palmer is a developer at Paizo on the Organized Play team. As a part of her work with Paizo, she produces adventures for Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild and is the lead developer for the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild. She is also a freelance author for the... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

1:30pm

Kristen Ciccarelli Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Kristen Ciccarelli

Kristen Ciccarelli

Author
Kristen Ciccarelli is an internationally bestselling author of fantasy fiction. Before writing books about deadly dragons, badass girls, and enemies who save each other, she made her living as an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. Her first novel, The Last... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:30pm

Maid Cafe : 1:30 Sitting
It's Tea Time Maid Cafe $20 
♥ Welcome home my Lords and my Ladies ♥
We have prepared a spooky spectacular tea party for you this year during your trip to Hal-Con and we are looking forward to serving you at the Detla Halifax on the top floor in the Baronet Ballroom either at 1:30pm or 3:30pm for tea, cookies, games, maids and a wicked good time. Tickets are $20 at the door and subject to availability.  Check our FB page for updates:  facebook.com/itsteatimemaids 

Saturday October 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Baronet Room - Delta Halifax Scotia Square, 1990 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1P2, Canada

1:45pm

Fantasy Comics
Comics aren't just about superheroes and soda shops! These comic creators are working on some really cool comics that delve into the magical depths of fantasy worlds, proving that comics can find success in any genre.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the comics guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.



Guests
avatar for Owen Gieni

Owen Gieni

Comics
Owen Gieni is the artist for the Image Shadowline series Rat Queens, as well as the colourist for the Skybound title Manifest Destiny. Previous works include Shutter, Glory, Negative Space, Debris, and Sore Thumbs. He currently resides in Vancouver, BC, where his interests include... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey

Comics
Brenda Hickey is a comic artist from PEI who works on Hasbro/IDW's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series. She has illustrated the Legends of Magic series, the 2017 Holiday Special, and some more issues on the main series. She is pleased to announce the release of brand new... Read More →
avatar for Troy Little

Troy Little

Comics
Three time Eisner nominee and Harvey nominee, 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... Read More →
avatar for Kurtis Wiebe

Kurtis Wiebe

Comics
Kurtis Wiebe is a comic writer based in Calgary, Alberta. He is a two-time Joe Shuster Award winner, including an Outstanding Comic Book Writer award for his contribution to the critically acclaimed Green Wake. He currently writes the Eisner-nominated series Rat Queens with Image... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

1:45pm

LeVar Burton Q&A
Join us for a one-on-one interview with guest, LeVar Burton. Ask questions, relive favourite stories and celebrate the fandoms!

Moderators
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →

Guests
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Actor
LeVar Burton has an impressive collection of titles: author, director, producer, TV presenter, literacy advocate, philanthropist, speaker, and actor. LeVar’s first-ever audition landed him his Emmy-winning role as Kunta Kinte in the 1970’s miniseries Roots. Six years later, he... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

1:45pm

Gareth David-Lloyd Autograph Session 1
$40.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor
Theatre, television, movies, voice acting, progressive metal, and the heart of Captain Jack Harkness: Gareth David-Lloyd has conquered them all. Perhaps best known for his Doctor Who / Torchwood crossover role playing Ianto Jones, Gareth is also a SyFy regular and an accomplished... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Autograph Booth 1 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:00pm

Baby Races
Let's go to the races!  Baby races that is.  Because nothing goes quite as you might expect when babies are involved!  Bring out your babies and see how they do!

Heat 1: Crawlers
Heat 2: Walkers

Even if you are baby free come on out and listen to the commentary by our very own Fat Apollo!

Presenters
avatar for Fat Apollo

Fat Apollo

Moderator
Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. | | Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and has, 4 times, been voted “Sexiest Person in Halifax” (ending Ellen Page’s undefeated... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

2:00pm

Tanner Zipchen Photo - Op
Donation to the IWK Foundation.  One professionally done 8"x10" photo.  Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00.  You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Saturday October 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:00pm

Lev Grossman Q&A
Join us for a one-on-one interview with guest, Lev Grossman. With a spot light on the wildly popular Magicians trilogy and the interesting adaptations to create a TV series.  Come along and ask your questions, relive favourite stories and celebrate the fandoms!

Moderators
avatar for Floyd Peyton

Floyd Peyton

Moderator
​​​​Floyd is a former radio DJ, seasoned event host, and lifelong nerd. She’s an avid D&D player, occasionally tries to get the hang of video games, and reads all of the things. She has instructed her immediate family to cremate her after she dies, turn her into a diamond... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Author
Lev Grossman is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, which has been published in 30 countries and adapted into a TV series on Syfy. Grossman spent 15 years as a staff writer at Time magazine, where he wrote more than twenty cover... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

2:15pm

Building the most notorious baddies of Doctor Who.
So, you want to build a Dalek? Excellent choice. But where do you start?
Where do you get plans? What tools and skills do you need? Where do you get the materials? How do you build them?

You can find answers to these and many more questions with Dalek Clifton who has been exterminating humans with the Canadian Dalek Empire since May of 2013.

Not a fan of the Daleks? Do you prefer to be upgraded into a Cyberman? We can help you with a sneak peak of a work-in-progress Nightmare in Silver Cyberman that is being built from scratch by sculpting pieces in clay, making silicon moulds and casting the wearable armour.

Bad guys have more fun but you have to build them first!

Saturday October 27, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

2:15pm

3D Game Production Pipelines
REDspace will give a high level explanation on how to create and use quality 3D content in major game engines like Unity and Unreal. REDspace will explain its industry standard approach from modelling, and texturing right through to adding interactivity within game engines. This talk is designed to give attendees a clear starting point for making 3D games, including techniques, terminology and software.

Presented by: Jessica Shields and Jed Hubic

REDspace is a full-service digital studio specializing in mobile, web, gaming, and video solutions. We craft award-winning digital experiences that empower brands, letting you focus on what you do best. We take care of all your technology needs, using innovation and solid execution to deliver your content. Supporting our partners is what we’re good at, and we believe in what we do.

Saturday October 27, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

2:15pm

Basic Retro Video Game Care 101
In this workshop we will go over the basics of what you can do to care for and extend the life of your retro video game collection. This will include system care and cleaning, cartridge care and cleaning as well as some tips on handling, storage and restoration. We will discuss the basic tools and other materials required as well as popular tips to avoid. This panel will focus almost entirely on earlier cartridge based systems although we will touch briefly on a few tips for care of disks, and disk based systems.

Presented By: Richard Silvert of Lost World Games 

Saturday October 27, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

2:30pm

Horror in Graphic Novels and Manga
In this panel, we will explore sequential-art horror from its earliest beginnings in 12th century Japan to modern day Graphic Novels and Manga.  There are so many graphic novels and Manga available, that it is easy for new and existing readers to miss finding a new favourite.  This panel is designed as tour through old and new treasures, as well as lesser-known gems of horror.  Books discussed will include the well-known (Tokyo Ghoul, 30 Days of Night, Tales from the Crypt, Locke & Key, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Uzumaki, etc, as well as less prominent works such as (Wytches, Through the Woods, Screamland, The Lovecraft Anthology, and Happiness.  

Presenters

Saturday October 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

2:30pm

David Yost Autograph Session 2
$30.00 ($50 w/Selfie)
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for David Yost

David Yost

Actor
David Yost is an American actor most notably known for playing Billy the Blue Ranger on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Yost starred in over 200 episodes and the feature film done with 20th Century Fox. Yost is also the only Power Ranger actor to star in 200 episodes consecutively... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Autograph Booth 2 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:45pm

Laura Vandervoort Photo - Op
$50.00

One professionally done 8" x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort

Actor
Laura Vandervoort is best known for her role as Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) in The CW serial drama series Smallville. She is also recognized as Sadie Harrison in the CTV teen drama series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the Syfy supernatural drama series Haven, and Lisa... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:45pm

Anthony Head Q&A
Join us for a one-on-one interview with guest, Anthony Head. Ask questions, relive favourite stories and celebrate the fandoms!

Moderators
avatar for Tanner Zipchen

Tanner Zipchen

Moderator
Tanner is a Canadian media personality, actor, and entertainment host best known for his work on the Cineplex Pre-Show. | | He began his career in radio, attracted to the entertainment industry by his love for music and pop culture. During his time on air, he interviewed hundreds... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Actor
British actor Anthony Head is considered one of the UK's most exciting and prolific actors, crafting a career across film, television and theatre. | | After his West End debut as Jesus in Godspell, Anthony Head went on to star in many acclaimed stage productions with roles as diverse... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

2:45pm

A Puzzling Way to Have Space Adventure
Discover the world of a futuristic medica drama in space by racing against time to decrypt intrigueing phrases. Each puzzle you successfully complete gives you a chance to win the novel. The more puzzles you do, the more chances to win.

Presented By: Wendy Stevens, Robert Stevens, maybe Ryan Stevens

Saturday October 27, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

2:45pm

Plush Props 500
Join S.Leonhart in a more advance plushie workshop, while not required it is advised to attend one of the 101 workshops as well. You will have a choice between two projects and get to take home a fun new stuffy created by your own hand. The kits in the 500 level workshop tend to be bigger with more pieces.
Each kit is $25 and will include everything you need to make your fun new friend

Presented By: Stephanie Leonhart

Saturday October 27, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

3:00pm

Truth in Legends
Tara Audibert explores the real events that bring fantasy to life. Join her for a screening of her short animated film "The importance of Dreaming" as well as two short animated stories from her Nitap: Legends of the First Nations Game, that are legends based on real events. She'll also talk about how stories and legends are passed through generations in First Nations communities as a way of keeping track of history.

Guests
avatar for Tara Audibert

Tara Audibert

Artist
Tara Audibert is a Wolastoqey artist and the owner of Moxy Fox Studio, an independent animation, comics and illustration studio located in New Brunswick. Tara produced her 1st animated film, “The importance of Dreaming” (2017), appearing in film festivals worldwide, winning several... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

3:00pm

Lev Grossman Author Signing 2
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Author
Lev Grossman is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, which has been published in 30 countries and adapted into a TV series on Syfy. Grossman spent 15 years as a staff writer at Time magazine, where he wrote more than twenty cover... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

3:00pm

LARPing Encounter
NERO Armonia brings together seasoned adventurers in a dazzling display of Sword and Sorcery, come one come all to see what LARP combat is all about.

Presenters
avatar for NERO Armonia

NERO Armonia

WELCOME TO NERO ARMONIAWe are a LARP Chapter dedicated to the Fantasy Medieval Genre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Chapter is owned and operated by 3 members of a Halifax based not-for-profit organization called Armonia Live Action Roleplaying Society (ARA LARP). We hope to... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

3:00pm

Carcassonne Qualifier
Take part in this easy, yet complicated tile-placement game in order to qualify for next year’s nationals. 

Saturday October 27, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Gaming Floor Summit Level 6

3:15pm

Rise of the Robots – What Everyone Ought to Know About our New Robot Overloads
New changes in AI and robotics are set to change the world! This session will look at some of the surprising new developments and what they might mean for you. If you think virtual reality and self-driving cars are cool, wait until next year. Imagine intelligent paint that can turn any surface into a display or clothing that can give you superpowers. Whether you choose to live on Mars or in the Matrix one thing is certain. Resistance is futile!


Presenters
TV

Todd Verge

“Todd Verge is an active member of the maker movement and loves being involved in DIY projects. He teaches IT and electronics at the Nova Scotia Community College and is a winner of the nscc’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He holds degrees Physics and Philosophy and has published... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

3:15pm

Neptune Theatre School Workshop - Ages 13-18
This 45 minute powerhouse of an improv class is all about the power of play! Come in Character! or we'll make one up! Action? Romance? Superpowers? Intrigue? Learn the tools of the narrative trade to make the best from your comically unique connections!

Saturday October 27, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

3:15pm

Origami: Joining the Dark Side
Help to build the Empire (or take it down from the inside) as you join Minh Tan in folding your own origami Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer.  Come out to learn this ancient art form.  You will also hear about the art while being shown creative possibilities of origami beyond just folding pieces of paper.

No previous origami experience necessary.  Supplies will be provided.

Minh Tan is a collector of life skills and experiences. Origami is one of his many interests ever since he learned it for art class in Primary in Viet Nam. He has taught it since grade 6 in Canada. What he brings to the art is innovation, to the tradition like a Japanese crane without an unnecessary wing fold, and to the modern like combining it with drawing for "drawrigami" visual art pieces.


Saturday October 27, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

3:30pm

David Yost Photo - Op
$40.00 One professionally done 8"x10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for David Yost

David Yost

Actor
David Yost is an American actor most notably known for playing Billy the Blue Ranger on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Yost starred in over 200 episodes and the feature film done with 20th Century Fox. Yost is also the only Power Ranger actor to star in 200 episodes consecutively... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

3:30pm

Copyright and Business Basics: Emerging Creative Industries from a Legal Perspective
Canadian copyright law seeks to promote the public interest by encouraging creative expression and the dissemination of artistic works while ensuring a reward for creators. But what happens when content creators are borrowing from others’ work? How will Canadian copyright law respond to cosplayers, streamers, and dorky developers more widely? Taken a step further, services like Patreon, Youtube, Twitch, and Kickstarter have made earning income from creative industries more attainable. How can industry pioneers structure their businesses and even better, what equipment, subscriptions, and other costs might they be able to deduct?

Please join lawyers Katie Paterno and David Wallace of McInnes Cooper as they provide a brief overview of the law in these areas and discuss some of what streamers, cosplayers, and others should be aware of as they pursue their passions. 

Saturday October 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

3:30pm

Laura Vandervoort Autograph Session 2
$40.00 for autograph
$70.00 for autograph and table selfie

Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort

Actor
Laura Vandervoort is best known for her role as Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) in The CW serial drama series Smallville. She is also recognized as Sadie Harrison in the CTV teen drama series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the Syfy supernatural drama series Haven, and Lisa... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Autograph Booth 3 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

3:30pm

LeVar Burton Autograph Session 2
$50.00 Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Actor
LeVar Burton has an impressive collection of titles: author, director, producer, TV presenter, literacy advocate, philanthropist, speaker, and actor. LeVar’s first-ever audition landed him his Emmy-winning role as Kunta Kinte in the 1970’s miniseries Roots. Six years later, he... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Autograph Booth 4 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

3:30pm

Maid Cafe : 3:30 Sitting
It's Tea Time Maid Cafe $20 
♥ Welcome home my Lords and my Ladies ♥
We have prepared a spooky spectacular tea party for you this year during your trip to Hal-Con and we are looking forward to serving you at the Detla Halifax on the top floor in the Baronet Ballroom either at 1:30pm or 3:30pm for tea, cookies, games, maids and a wicked good time. Tickets are $20 at the door and subject to availability.  Check our FB page for updates:  facebook.com/itsteatimemaids 

Saturday October 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Baronet Room - Delta Halifax Scotia Square, 1990 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1P2, Canada

3:45pm

Visual vs. Practical Effects
When it comes to special effects, usually one is split between the flash and scale of visual effects and the realism and workmanship of practical ones.  So, is one better?  What situations can you never get away with using CGI?  When is a practical effect next to impossible?

Come out and listen to these two effects artists as they talk their individual crafts and how they often work together to make your movie experience.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Marc Deveault

Marc Deveault

Makeup Artist
Owner, SPFX makeup artist, and pyrotechnician at Devo FX. Marc is a retired Military Medic with 20 years of experience including tours of duty in Bosnia, Haiti and Afghanistan. He began his career doing casualty simulation for the military which ignited his passion and childhood dream... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Maillet

Jennifer Maillet

Artist
With over 8 years experience in visual effects, Jennifer Maillet has worked on many shows including Star Trek Discovery, Vikings, The Runaways, Orphan Black, The Gifted, and The Walking Dead, and feature films such as Harry Potter, Elysium, Into the Woods and Flatliners. She was also... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

3:45pm

Gareth David-Lloyd Q&A
Join us for a one-on-one interview with guest, Gareth David-Lloyd. Ask questions, relive favourite stories and celebrate the fandoms!

Guests
avatar for Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor
Theatre, television, movies, voice acting, progressive metal, and the heart of Captain Jack Harkness: Gareth David-Lloyd has conquered them all. Perhaps best known for his Doctor Who / Torchwood crossover role playing Ianto Jones, Gareth is also a SyFy regular and an accomplished... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

3:45pm

Anthony Head Autograph Session 2
$50.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). 
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Actor
British actor Anthony Head is considered one of the UK's most exciting and prolific actors, crafting a career across film, television and theatre. | | After his West End debut as Jesus in Godspell, Anthony Head went on to star in many acclaimed stage productions with roles as diverse... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Autograph Booth 1 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

4:00pm

Steven Universe Discussion
Detailed group discussion of recent Steven Universe content moderated by panelists.  

Presented By: Jeff Bowden, Kensey Phillips  

Saturday October 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

4:00pm

Chuck Wendig Author Signing 2
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig

Author
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, and his upcoming epic, Wanderers (Del Rey, 2019). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

4:00pm

JRR Tolkien vs E. Gary Gygax: How to "Win" Playing Dungeons & Dragons
Tolkien's Middle-earth is the main artistic inspiration for Dungeons & Dragons. Tolkien's art has shaped D&D, but D&D has also changed the way we experience Tolkien's world. Is D&D about "crushing your enemies" and winning or is it an artful, story-telling game? What would Gygax and Tolkien say about this debate? Let's discuss.

Presented By: Jeff MacLeod

Saturday October 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

4:15pm

Billy Boyd Photo - Op
$60.00 One professionally done 8"x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Actor
Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor best known for his performance as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He landed his first role in a full-length film in 1998, playing a loan shark in indie British horror movie Urban Ghost Story. Just three... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

4:15pm

Ask a Linguist
Speculative fiction plays with language all the time, using older forms of English (or other languages), different dialects, and even completely new languages to help shape a world. But languages have their own histories and quirky rules. If you have a burning question about how a language you know or are creating works, ask me, Matt Hunt Gardner, professional linguist.  

Presenters

Saturday October 27, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

4:15pm

John de Lancie Autograph
$40.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor
(Appearing Friday and Saturday) | | Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career. His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Autograph Booth 2 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

4:30pm

Flash Mob
HELLO HALCON!
Did you know that with our shiny new venue, we have a new Flash mob stage?!?
TA-DA *jazz hands everywhere*
Because I'm crazy and like to keep us all on our toes - we're going to start inside the centre and explode out the doors in an epic dancing pile of awesome!
Keep practicing your step touches to find your groove! Step to the right with your right, bring your left to meet your right and touch it to the ground without putting weight on it. Now repeat to the left. And to the right.  You've got this ❤

Saturday October 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Argyle Open Air Argyle Street

4:30pm

Baby Meet Up
Join us for the (hopefully) first annual Hal-Con Baby Meet-Up! Babies will discuss important baby business as parents meet other parents with common interests, eat delicious cake, and consider the best methods for making sure your kid grows up geeky. All are welcome, whether you have a baby or other kiddo, are expecting one, or just want to admire adorable baby costumes!  

Remember infants, you must supervise your parents at all time.

Presented by: Katherine Salesman, Martin Noel 

Saturday October 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

4:30pm

Fighting the Long Defeat in Middle-earth and Camelot
A public lecture tracing the influence of the mediaeval Arthurian Legend on Tolkien's Middle-earth writings. Special attention will be given to ideas of heroism and fate in certain versions of the Arthur story and how these texts and themes resurface in Tolkien's Saga of Jewels and Rings.  

Presenters
DK

Dr K. S. Whetter

K. S. Whetter is Professor of English at Acadia University and Past President of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society. His principal research interests are heroic literature, genre theory, and mediaeval Arthurian literature, especially Malory’s _Morte... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

4:45pm

Puppets
A panel discussing the several different types of puppets that are used in theater and film, including a variety of examples such as stop motion puppets and cable puppets.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the cosplay guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Cassie Seaboyer

Cassie Seaboyer

Cosplay
Puppet builder, local cosplayer, sculptor, and part time velociraptor tamer, Cassie Seaboyer is no stranger to the art scene. | | Growing up in Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, Cassie has always had a fascination for practical effects in film, especially the puppets and animatronics... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

4:45pm

Delilah Dawson Author Signing 2
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson

Author
Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma, as well as the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell, co-written with Kevin Hearne. As Lila Bowen, she’s the author of the award-winning Shadow... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

4:45pm

Billy Boyd Autograph Session 2
$50.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Actor
Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor best known for his performance as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He landed his first role in a full-length film in 1998, playing a loan shark in indie British horror movie Urban Ghost Story. Just three... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Autograph Booth 3 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

4:45pm

Pro Wrestling in Nerd Culture
We look at the insane and over the top world of pro wrestling and its hand in some of the stuff we love.

Presented By: Nick Parsons

Saturday October 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

4:45pm

Patterning in Duct Tape
Have you ever looked at a suit of armor and wondered how on earth to even start figuring out a pattern? How about a body suit with multiple color patches? Then this is the panel for you! Wuckajuice Cosplay will be demonstrating live how to make quick and easy patterns for cosplay using duct tape and bristol board, as well as answering all your questions about how to approach your own dream cosplay builds!

Presented By: Wuckajuice  

Saturday October 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

5:00pm

Grown Up Comics
You might think comics are just for kids but you'd be wrong! There's more and more content out there specifically for adults so come learn more about the comics for grown ups.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the author tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for S.M. Beiko

S.M. Beiko

Author
Samantha Mary Beiko is, primarily, an author of young adult fantasy. Her first novel, The Lake and the Library, was released in 2013 and was nominated for the Manitoba Book Award for Best First Book, as well as that year’s Aurora Award. Her recent novel, Scion of the Fox (ECW Press... Read More →
avatar for Mike Feehan

Mike Feehan

Comics
Mike Feehan is a Newfoundland-based comic book artist whose work includes the critically acclaimed Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles from DC Comics. In addition to his work in comics, Mike has also worked as a storyboard artist for international commercials as well as a... Read More →
avatar for Megan Kearney

Megan Kearney

Comics
Megan Kearney is a Canadian sequential artist and writer, and a recovering Navy Brat who spent much of her childhood in Nova Scotia. In addition to her award-winning adaptation of Beauty and The Beast, Megan is a regular contributor to the Disney Princess series, and the illustrator... Read More →
avatar for Mike Rooth

Mike Rooth

Comics
Mike Rooth is a Canadian Freelance Art Mercenary with an illustration career that spans two centuries. Rooth has created comics, covers and interior illustrations for numerous magazines, children’s book publishers, and both indie and mainstream comic companies (such as Aftershock... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

5:00pm

Kristen Ciccarelli Author Signing 2
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Kristen Ciccarelli

Kristen Ciccarelli

Author
Kristen Ciccarelli is an internationally bestselling author of fantasy fiction. Before writing books about deadly dragons, badass girls, and enemies who save each other, she made her living as an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. Her first novel, The Last... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

5:00pm

Gareth David-Lloyd Autograph Session 2
$40.00 Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor
Theatre, television, movies, voice acting, progressive metal, and the heart of Captain Jack Harkness: Gareth David-Lloyd has conquered them all. Perhaps best known for his Doctor Who / Torchwood crossover role playing Ianto Jones, Gareth is also a SyFy regular and an accomplished... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Autograph Booth 1 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

5:00pm

Charity Auction
Guests
avatar for Tanner Zipchen

Tanner Zipchen

Moderator
Tanner is a Canadian media personality, actor, and entertainment host best known for his work on the Cineplex Pre-Show. | | He began his career in radio, attracted to the entertainment industry by his love for music and pop culture. During his time on air, he interviewed hundreds... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

5:15pm

Wands vs Staffs: The Great Debate
For years we've been debating the pros and cons of wands vs staffs in the magical world and which one reigns supreme. Is it the small, easily concealable wand, requiring years of study and a certain finesse to wield it? Or is it a staff, large and menacing and not without a certain dramatic flair. Come hear our opinions and let yours be heard!  

Presented by: Ethan Penney, Kayla Brooks 

Saturday October 27, 2018 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

5:15pm

JVPS presents a Tea Dueling Workshop
Imported from across the ocean comes the very civilized sport of tea dueling. Settling matters of honour with audience participation, wit, patience, biscuits, and piping hot tea. And prizes donated by Sense & SensibiliTea.  Presenter Wanda Aulenback of Sense & SensibiliTea has been with the Jules Verne Phantastical Society since its founding, and is well versed in tea culture historical, geographical, and fictional.

Presented By: Jules Verne Phantastical Society

Saturday October 27, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

5:45pm

Creative Process from Thought to Cosplay
Want to learn how to streamline your creative process? In this panel learn the entire process from thought through to completion, along with motivational techniques to help you through failures and other hiccups!

Presented By: Joseph Clairmont

Saturday October 27, 2018 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

6:00pm

Legal Rights in Fictional Worlds
Was Alice in Wonderland guilty of trespassing?  Who really had legal claim to the One Ring, Gollum or Bilbo?  Would workplace safety think Willy Wonka a good employer?

Great fiction takes us out of ourselves and into a world where anything is possible.  But, sometimes that anything that is possible, isn't always legal.  See how Canadian legal professionals view some of the greatest plot points in fiction.

Presented by: Melissa Grant, Jade Fraser, Ian Wilenius, Jon Shapiro, Kelsey Carey and Adam Norton.  

Saturday October 27, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

6:00pm

K-Pop Quiz
How well do you know your k-pop? Can you pick out your favourite song by just hearing one second of it? Are you able to recognize your bias by their smile? Would you know a music video by only a screenshot? Come out and test your skills against other fans and win fun prizes!

Presented By: Amber Antle, Ky Greyson

Saturday October 27, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

6:00pm

Eastern Watchmen Demonstration
You won't want to miss this city's only light saber dueling club in action! Members of The Eastern Watchmen will be doing some awesome fight demonstrations and are ready to answer questions about the club.  Find out how to get an awesome light saber and how to get started in what can only be described as the most fantastic Force-filled hobby. Come check us out!

Presenters
avatar for Eastern Watchmen

Eastern Watchmen

https://signalhfx.ca/lightsaber-combat-group-strikes-in-halifax/


Saturday October 27, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

6:00pm

Disney Sing Along
Summon your inner Disney Prince princess and Villain with all our favorite sing along songs. Everything will be hakuna matata as we are Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Booing along. Be our guest to enjoy the colors of the wind and go the distance to the very top. Don’t be the poor unfortunate soul who misses out. And who knows it’s a small world after all and sing along's are just a spoonful of sugar.

Presented By: Sacha Jewell

Saturday October 27, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

6:00pm

LARP Weapon Building Workshop
Want to go on an Adventure? Need something to defend yourself? We have the Workshop for you! Come make your own Sword, we'll show you how. We will provide all instruction and supplies to make a NERO LARP safe long sword or short sword. If you'd like to keep your weapon at the end of the workshop we ask for a donation of $10 for supplies.

Presented By: NERO

Presenters
avatar for NERO Armonia

NERO Armonia

WELCOME TO NERO ARMONIAWe are a LARP Chapter dedicated to the Fantasy Medieval Genre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Chapter is owned and operated by 3 members of a Halifax based not-for-profit organization called Armonia Live Action Roleplaying Society (ARA LARP). We hope to... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

6:00pm

Cartoons and Colouring... for Grown ups
Pull out your crayons and coloured pencils! Get ready to colour inside the lines ... if you want.
Bring your comfy clothes and come watch Crunchy Roll and eat dry cereal. (while supplies last)

Sponsors

Saturday October 27, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

6:15pm

The Horror Genre and Resisting Fluid Definitions
From “This film was inspired by actual events” to “it happened to a friend of a friend of mine,” horror has long held a terse relationship with reality; but what is it about the genre that causes it to defy its “death of the author” artistic freedom to be, in exchange, shackled to the reality of its audience? Horror’s relationship to the real, its ability to disrupt and make fluid the fictive genre categories that try to separate it from reality, makes it horrifying. What is actually being stated by the disclaimer of authenticity isn’t simply an acknowledgement of truth; it’s a warning, and the threat has nothing to do with copyrights or legalities. It’s a warning that the contents of the film have already breached the boundaries that separate fact from fiction, reality from the world of horror and the supernatural—and that makes its content a direct threat to its audience’s definitions of reality.

This panel examines multi-media forms, like Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale, The Mist, “Dear David,” Slender Man, and The Blair Witch Project, and audience reactions to those forms, in order to explore horror’s ability to resist and make fluid genre definitions, thus “disturbing the frame” to impose the threat of its form on those who dare to look.


Saturday October 27, 2018 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

6:30pm

Margaret Cavendish and the Beginnings of Science Fiction
Margaret Cavendish’s The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World (1666), one of the first works of science fiction, tells the story of a beautiful lady who is transported to a strange world joined “pole-to-pole” with our own. She is quickly made Empress of the Blazing World and its population of bear-men, ant-men, satyrs, and giants. This lecture will discuss Cavendish’s remarkable text and its representation of gender, science, and power. 

Presenters
KM

Kathryn Morris

Kathryn Morris is an Assistant Professor in the Early Modern Studies Program at the University of King's College.


Saturday October 27, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

6:45pm

Intro to Cosplay Electronics
Have you wanted to add lights, buzzers, or motors to your cosplay but don't know where to start?  Do you want to know the difference between an LED and a LCD?  Why do you need resistors, capacitors, or diodes?   This panel will cover the basics of working with circuits including circuit design, wiring techniques, and where to go for help.

Presented By: John Clarke, Kala Hirtle

Saturday October 27, 2018 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

7:00pm

501st Legion - Vader’s Fist and other Star Wars Costuming Groups
Presented By: Ryan Casey, Christian Meagher

Saturday October 27, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

7:00pm

Stargazer Soiree
Come join us for this special, exclusive event for an evening of drinks, hors d'oeuvres and rubbing elbows with Hal-Con Guests & Staff. Located this year at the Delta Halifax in the Baronet Ballroom it will be an evening to remember. 

Please note: there is no photography during the event outside specifically marked areas.

A small number of tickets still available as of October 12, 2018
http://hal-con.com/tickets 

Saturday October 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Baronet Room - Delta Halifax Scotia Square, 1990 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1P2, Canada

7:15pm

Let's Play LIVE! Super Mario Party with Tarvould's Quest!
Local Video Game Let's Play channel Tarvould's Quest presents their first ever LIVE episode at Hal-Con 2018! The TQ crew will be playing a game of the new Switch exclusive Super Mario Party live for a special recording. Come join the crowd and be a part of the action and even affect some of the decisions the players make during this sure-to-be intense game of Super Mario Party with Tarvould's Quest!

Presented By: Tarvould's Quest

Saturday October 27, 2018 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

7:30pm

Bustin' Makes Us Feel Good
Explore the multi-faceted universe of the Ghostbusters. From films to comics, video games, cartoons, fan fiction, and beyond.

Presented By: The Maritime Ghostbusters

Saturday October 27, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

7:30pm

Geeks in Galaxies
Dorks in Dungeons is pleased to bring back Geeks in Galaxies – their love letter to the tropes of science fiction. Blasting through the Planetoid Galaxy, the Space Patrol Squad (SPS) is a goodly crew complete with all the Ray Guns, Lazers, and high tech gadgets the GM won’t allow in Dorks! Boldly going where Dorks have never gone before!

Will our heroes be up to the challenges they face on stage? You bet your sweet bippy they will be!

Presenters
avatar for Dorks in Dungeons

Dorks in Dungeons

Back by popular demand, the internationally renowned fantasy/improv troupe, Dorks in Dungeons will make their triumphant return to Hal-Con this year, bringing three scheduled shows to their incredible lineup.Game Masters will lead PCs in a fantastical journey through Continentia through... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

8:00pm

Outlander: An Echo in the Con
We had such a cèilidh last year we thought we'd do it again! This year's presentation will further explore the translation of the Outlander books Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager to the screen via seasons 2 and 3 of the television series, with a peak at Season 4 so far. We will also go back to look at the Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel - maybe we'll get it right the second time around. BYOK (Bring your own kilt).

Presented By: Jen Legere

Saturday October 27, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

8:00pm

Crash Course in Japanese
The Crash Course to Japanese is going to give panel-goers the basics of the Japanese language and writing system. Go over some basic sentences/self introduction, and provide attendees with resources and information.

Presented By: Kensey Christina

Saturday October 27, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

8:00pm

Mylar's Old Time Fashioned Radio Program Showe
In this hour-ish-long comedy special, we bring actors in from around the city and record them performing an actual 1940's radio drama, live! We allow the actors ZERO preparation whatsoever, because it's funnier that way! They tend to screw up, and improv a lot of lines. All with LIVE sound effects in the middle of the stage, just like they used to! (You've got to see THAT). We also put our guests through various comedy challenges, such as daunting would-you-rathers, and the 'ridiculous vinyl challenge'! Previously heard on CKDU, and the Halifax Fringe Festival, this show now being produced for a LIVE studio audience for podcasting glory! So come! Sit! And laugh 'till you stop!

Saturday October 27, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

8:00pm

Laser Tag - Saturday
Action Laser Tag is located in Halifax! Our battlefield offers camouflaged barricades, hide-outs, forts, action zones and more. We have different taggers to accommodate different ages and a variety of game options like team elimination, aliens vs. marines, domination and free-for-all.

Each battle is typically 10 minutes in length with players averaging a total of 5 to 6 games in an hour. Most of our games are played in dim light to add to the excitement and challenge of true laser tag.

Our facility also includes a party room and personalized dog-tags that are made on the spot. We offer group rates for birthday parties, teams and corporate. Action Laser Tag is an independently owned and operated local business that was born out of a dad’s desire to have some combat style fun with his kids and family that included more than just Nerf guns! It started in 2010 as an outdoor and mobile business that has since grown into the largest indoor laser tag facility in Halifax.

Action Laser Tag is a fun and exciting activity for everyone.


Saturday October 27, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Registration Argyle Level 2

8:15pm

MCU X: A Discussion
Celebrating 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Launching in 2008 with Iron Man, the MCU has brought comic book adaptations to a whole new level. This panel will be a moderated discussion on the MCU's humble beginnings, decade long ambition building toward Infinity War, and it's potential future.

Presented By: Dan Wilson

Saturday October 27, 2018 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

8:30pm

Clay Cafe
Join Clay Cafe Dartmouth for some pottery painting fun!
Choose from a variety of pottery items - mugs, plates, bowls, etc - all $20 or less. (Cash only) Items will be fired and finished at our studio, making them functional when ready to take home within the week. Nerdy stencils available to help you personalize your pottery! 

(No experience required)


Saturday October 27, 2018 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

8:45pm

Love Letter Readings (18+)
There is nothing better than a good love story... unless it is a good love letter.  Inspired by a popular game, we invite you drop by the gaming floor to submit your most heartfelt (or hilarious) letter.  Some letters will be selected to be read aloud by our very own "Princess" and may even win a prize.

Our Princess is our very own Fat Apollo (he kept the crown from last year) so you are bound to be inspired, amused and entertained in this most unique event.

Our board game library carries the game "Love Letter" so please feel free to try it out.   Learn more about the game here.

Contestants can submit their letters early by emailing them to camille@hal-con.com!

Presented By: Camille Hunt and Princess Fat Apollo

Saturday October 27, 2018 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

9:00pm

Fan-Panel of Thrones, Fifth Year of its Reign
This panel is an open discussion of A Song of Ice and Fire (books)/Game of Thrones (TV), including fan theories, commiseration for characters who've passed on, differences between page and screen, speculation on what's to come, and fan-style, audience participation criticism of the material. There will be visual aids to help participants keep the cast of characters straight. Due to the nature of the content, attendee discretion is advised.  

Presented By: Bruce Buck

Saturday October 27, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

9:15pm

Fire Emblem: Your Waifu is Trash II
Let's talk the future of Fire Emblem. Why is FE:Heroes still going strong? What is in store for FE: Three Houses? Where is the FE:4 remake and why do we need it so bad? A brief presentation and open floor discussion, with a opportunity to trash talk another's choice of FE waifu/husbando (all in good fun, of course) The clumsy, yet adorable maid Felicia? Or the gentle but deadly Lady of the Plains, Lyn? The blue haired, Falchion wielding Lord, Chrom? Or the OG blue haired Falchion wielding Lord, Marth? Fight your way to victory by proving why your choice of waifu/husbando is better in one on one debates with other audience members.

Presented By: Daniel Chisholm

Saturday October 27, 2018 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

9:30pm

World of Warcraft Classic Prediction/Expectation/Discussion
World of Warcraft Classic(Vanilla) Discussion -A discussion about the predictions, the expectations and intentions of the fans toward the upcoming game release.

Presented By: Gabrielle Garant-Grenon

Saturday October 27, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

10:00pm

Monster Movie
Saturday October 27, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

10:00pm

Glamorous Geekery - Burlesque and Drag Show (14+)
Kristi Davidson and Kay Licious present a showcase of glittery, geeky burlesque and drag. This cheeky, fun, and slightly risqué show will make sure you never look at some of your favourite characters the same way again!

Presenters
avatar for Kay Licious

Kay Licious

Kay Licious is a classic-inspired burlesque performer with a modern twist. She has been performing since 2006.Kay is the founder of Blue Lobster Burlesque. She teaches burlesque classes at Serpentine Studios and is also a performer for Atlantic Cirque.
avatar for Kristi Davidson

Kristi Davidson

For the past 10 years Kristi Davidson has been Halifax's resident Broadway Diva, with her dance moves and sewing skills she impresses audiences far and wide. From Liza to Bette, Robyn to RuPaul Kristi’s favorite performances are as eclectic as she is. You can find her performing... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 10:00pm - Sunday October 28, 2018 12:00am
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

10:30pm

It's Also A Gun Vol. 3: A RWBY Panel
In this panel we'll be talking about RWBY Volume 5, the most recent season of RWBY Chibi, and what Volume 6 might have in store. If Volume 6 is out by then, we'll also watch the most recent episode.

Presented By: Brendon Everett, Maria Brine

Saturday October 27, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

11:00pm

Saturday Post Party (Grafton Street)
Over the weekend, attendees can enjoy free cover, line skip, and Hal-Con themed drink specials at their nightclub and bar complex consisting of The Dome, Taboo, and Nomad Travel Bar. Conveniently located on 1741 Grafton street, their venues are only steps away from Hal-Con action! Costume is not only permitted, but encouraged but please no face masks or weapons! Bracelet or proof of purchase (for Thursday) required.

Sponsors
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Grafton Connor Group

As a Hal-Con 2018 participant we invite you to join Grafton Connor Group with free cover, line skip, and Hal-Con themed drink specials at our nightclub and bar complex consisting of The Dome, Taboo, and Nomad Travel Bar. Conveniently located on 1741 Grafton street, our venues are... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday October 28, 2018 3:00am
Grafton Connor Group Properties 1741 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2C6, Canada

11:00pm

Saturday Post Party (Menz & Mollyz)
FRIDAY and SATURDAYMenz and Mollyz has been a favourite destination for our attendees because of it’s inclusiveness and it’s cosplay themed dance parties.  This year they’re offering our attendees half-off cover on Friday and Saturday, just show them your bracelet at the door!  Costumes are encouraged but please no face masks or weapons!

Sponsors
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Menz and Mollyz

Menz and Mollyz has been a favourite destination for our attendees because of it’s inclusiveness and it’s cosplay themed dance parties. This year they’re offering our attendees half-off cover on Friday and Saturday, just show them your bracelet at the door! Costumes are encouraged... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday October 28, 2018 3:00am
Menz & Mollyz Bar 2182 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B4, Canada
 
Sunday, October 28
 

10:45am

Yo-Yo Demonstration
Hal-Con is excited to present the "King of String"!  Our yoyo expert will show you all their tricks and share the tips.  BYOyoyo along or use one of our experienced in house demo models for the event.  
Learn how to throw a sleeper, rock the baby and walk the dog.

Maximum capacity is 20.  Priority for demo yoyos will be given to children.

Sunday October 28, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

10:45am

Nerds in Intersection
Women of color making it in a white nerd boy's world. From cosplay, to animation, to comics, these ladies have broken the glass ceiling and they wanna tell you all about it.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Moderators
avatar for Floyd Peyton

Floyd Peyton

Moderator
​​​​Floyd is a former radio DJ, seasoned event host, and lifelong nerd. She’s an avid D&D player, occasionally tries to get the hang of video games, and reads all of the things. She has instructed her immediate family to cremate her after she dies, turn her into a diamond... Read More →

Guests
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Akakioga

Cosplay
Dorasae Rosario, known as Akakioga, has been cosplaying for over 4 years and is most known for her Genderbend Static Shock and humanoid Orisa from Overwatch. She is a activist for all cosplayers, promoting that no matter what size, race, sexuality, gender, or even skin tone, should... Read More →
avatar for Tara Audibert

Tara Audibert

Artist
Tara Audibert is a Wolastoqey artist and the owner of Moxy Fox Studio, an independent animation, comics and illustration studio located in New Brunswick. Tara produced her 1st animated film, “The importance of Dreaming” (2017), appearing in film festivals worldwide, winning several... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 106 Convention Level 1

10:45am

JVPS presents Pasts That Never Were
Local science fiction and fantasy author Chantal Boudreau explores worlds that weren't.  How does an author research for the creation of fictional worlds with fictional histories, when writing science fiction and fantasy with an alternative history to the world we know? Chantal Boudreau is a speculative fiction writer with a focus in horror and fantasy.  Her published story of which she is proudest is Dead Drift, which was also adapted for theatre.  Outside of Canada, to date, she has published more than fifty stories with a variety of American and British publishers. Boudreau is the author of The Curlicue Seahorse, a science fiction short story included in the Aurora-nominated steampunk anthology Clockwork Canada (edited by Dominik Parisien).

Presented By: Jules Verne Phantastical Society

Sunday October 28, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

Laura Vandervoort Photo-Op
$50.00

One professionally done 8" x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort

Actor
Laura Vandervoort is best known for her role as Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) in The CW serial drama series Smallville. She is also recognized as Sadie Harrison in the CTV teen drama series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the Syfy supernatural drama series Haven, and Lisa... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:25am
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

Connecting through Gaming
We’ll look at how different people can be brought together through games and how communities can be built. Whether you are looking at community group or a work environment, games can be used to build relationships, trust, and it’s been proven to improve productivity and communication.  

Guests
avatar for Jessie Yaternick

Jessie Yaternick

Gaming
Jessie Yaternick is a game designer and writer from Ottawa. She is the proud recipient of the Metatopia 2017 Sponsorship and a member of the Indie Game Developer Network. She is driven to promote diversity within the gaming industry; highlighting local talent and advocating for disadvantaged... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

Billy Boyd Q&A
Join us for a one-on-one interview with guest, Billy Boyd. Ask questions, relive favourite stories and celebrate the fandoms!

Moderators
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Actor
Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor best known for his performance as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He landed his first role in a full-length film in 1998, playing a loan shark in indie British horror movie Urban Ghost Story. Just three... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

Lev Grossman Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Author
Lev Grossman is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, which has been published in 30 countries and adapted into a TV series on Syfy. Grossman spent 15 years as a staff writer at Time magazine, where he wrote more than twenty cover... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

Tanner Zipchen Autograph Session
Donation to the IWK Foundation. Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Tanner Zipchen

Tanner Zipchen

Moderator
Tanner is a Canadian media personality, actor, and entertainment host best known for his work on the Cineplex Pre-Show. | | He began his career in radio, attracted to the entertainment industry by his love for music and pop culture. During his time on air, he interviewed hundreds... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Autograph Booth 3 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

Gareth David-Lloyd Autograph Session
$40.00  Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor
Theatre, television, movies, voice acting, progressive metal, and the heart of Captain Jack Harkness: Gareth David-Lloyd has conquered them all. Perhaps best known for his Doctor Who / Torchwood crossover role playing Ianto Jones, Gareth is also a SyFy regular and an accomplished... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:45pm
Autograph Booth 1 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

LeVar Burton Autograph Session
$50.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Actor
LeVar Burton has an impressive collection of titles: author, director, producer, TV presenter, literacy advocate, philanthropist, speaker, and actor. LeVar’s first-ever audition landed him his Emmy-winning role as Kunta Kinte in the 1970’s miniseries Roots. Six years later, he... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:45pm
Autograph Booth 4 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:00am

Plush Props 500
Join S.Leonhart in a more advance plushie workshop, while not required it is advised to attend one of the 101 workshops as well. You will have a choice between two projects and get to take home a fun new stuffy created by your own hand. The kits in the 500 level workshop tend to be bigger with more pieces.
Each kit is $25 and will include everything you need to make your fun new friend

Presented By: Stephanie Leonhart

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

11:00am

D&D Epic: The Red War
On Sunday, October 28th, Hal-Con will present an epic adventure for up to 60 players.

The Cults of Elemental Evil had wrought incredible destruction on the city of Mulmaster, and in its hour of need, the City of Danger received aid from an unlikely ally – the Mageocracy of Thay. Now, with Mulmaster moving ever closer into Thay’s orbit, strife is brewing within the Factions as some call for action against the Red Wizards. 

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Gaming Floor Summit Level 6

11:00am

Scavenger Hunt - Sunday
The Hal-Con 2018 adventure is set to begin and is bringing us to a whole new environment: the new Halifax Convention Centre!  And so, as is befitting, we are setting you on a quest for the lost one ring!

In teams of 3, you'll explore the world of the Halifax Convention Centre, decipher clues, take pictures at the map points, and at the end, claim your prize!   BONUS: We're going to draw for a grand prize from all questing hobbits (and elves and dwarves and humans and even orcs!).

To start your quest, please bring your fellowship to the Press desk near the registration desk!

Adventure Awaits!

Rules and regulations: limit of 50 teams per day, the quest must be completed within on day, all photos must be taken on one device.

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Halifax Convention Centre 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 0E6, Canada

11:00am

Great Canadian Board Game Blitz
This is a four-round tournament with prizes. Canadian games are highlighted along with classics and newer games. Most games are “Euro” in nature but it is a learning tournament. Emphasis is placed on having fun in a competitive environment. 

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:00am - 7:00pm
Gaming Floor Summit Level 6

11:15am

Fanfiction 101
Fanfiction is a huge part of fandoms. Even mainstream media is taking note of it. Despite this, there is a shockingly tiny amount of help available on writing good fanfics. Fanfiction 101 would fill this void. It would create a space to discuss the oldest part of fandoms with enthusiasm. Hal-Con is a Con that celebrates not just fandoms but writers too. Hosting a panel on the art of writing fan fiction would combine the best of those worlds and bring something special to Hal-Con.  

Presented By: Johanna Pyle-Carter

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

11:30am

Chapterhouse Comics
Not many Canadian publishers are doing what Chapterhouse does! This is your chance to listen to some of their creators talk about the comics and novels currently offered by the upstart publishing house under the direction of Canadian pop culture mainstay, Jay Baruchel.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the comics guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.



Guests
avatar for Emmanuelle Chateauneuf

Emmanuelle Chateauneuf

Comics
Emmanuelle Chateauneuf is a passionate old soul who cares too much, is genuinely eccentric, and is on a whole, a general weirdo. With one foot planted firmly in her subconscious and the other kept floating sufficiently above ground, the fresh-faced comic creator lives merrily alongside... Read More →
avatar for Jason Loo

Jason Loo

Comics
Jason Loo is a Toronto-based cartoonist who got his start freelancing illustration work for magazines, newspapers, and children’s books. | | He currently writes and illustrates his own comic book series featuring Toronto’s newest superhero, The Pitiful Human-Lizard. The series... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

11:30am

Creating While Working
There are times when the creativity bug has you in a death grip that won't let you do anything but focus on it to the exclusion of all other things.  But, then you're reminded that you actually do have to go to work, and there's a risk of losing that plot line you've been thinking about, or lose the groove that you have gotten into.

Our panel will discuss how to maintain one's creative projects despite other employment getting in the way!

Presented by: Justin Little and Nicola R. White

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.


Guests
avatar for Justin Little

Justin Little

Author
Justin Little started writing LGBT fiction at a young age after scouring his local libraries and realising there was little to offer in this area, particularly in the science fiction and fantasy genres. This hobby continued into adulthood and the stories grew from small short stories... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

11:30am

Laura Vandervoort Autograph Session 1
$40.00 for autograph
$70.00 for autograph and table selfie

Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion).
No refunds available.

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Autograph Booth 2 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:30am

Agent Carter's Dance Studio
There weren't many opportunities to just let loose with the war taking up so much of people's time and energy. One of the few chances to have fun was in the dance hall. You can bet Agent Carter and The Cap spent some time cutting a rug.

Now it's chance to learn some of those same dances!

Session 1 - 4:00-4:40
Session 2 - 4:50-5:30

No previous experience required!


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

11:35am

Anthony Head Photo-Op
$60.00 One professionally done 8"x10" photo.  Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00.  You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Actor
British actor Anthony Head is considered one of the UK's most exciting and prolific actors, crafting a career across film, television and theatre. | | After his West End debut as Jesus in Godspell, Anthony Head went on to star in many acclaimed stage productions with roles as diverse... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:35am - 12:00pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

11:45am

Creators Self Care
How often does your novel or art work or costume creation demand that you forgo silly things like sleep or eating or going outside?  Do you sneak sketching or plotting or planning in during work hours or while attempting to have a social life?  

Our guest panel will discuss how to balance those creative impulses with everyday life.  And how, even in the middle of a creative masterpiece, it is important not to neglect yourself, as well.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the author tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Kristen Ciccarelli

Kristen Ciccarelli

Author
Kristen Ciccarelli is an internationally bestselling author of fantasy fiction. Before writing books about deadly dragons, badass girls, and enemies who save each other, she made her living as an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. Her first novel, The Last... Read More →
avatar for Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson

Author
Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma, as well as the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell, co-written with Kevin Hearne. As Lila Bowen, she’s the author of the award-winning Shadow... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

11:45am

Cartoons and Colouring
Pull out your crayons and coloured pencils! Get ready to colour inside the lines ... if you want.
Bring your comfy clothes and come watch Crunchy Roll and eat dry cereal. (while supplies last)

Sponsors

Sunday October 28, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

12:00pm

Managing Your Online Presence: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Social media is growing ever more prevalent as a way to reach people, have your voice heard and to communicate with the world.  It is a very visible platform with a global reach.

Please join our esteemed guest, Chuck Wendig as he talks about the pros and cons of having a strong presence on social media.

Moderators
avatar for Floyd Peyton

Floyd Peyton

Moderator
​​​​Floyd is a former radio DJ, seasoned event host, and lifelong nerd. She’s an avid D&D player, occasionally tries to get the hang of video games, and reads all of the things. She has instructed her immediate family to cremate her after she dies, turn her into a diamond... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig

Author
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, and his upcoming epic, Wanderers (Del Rey, 2019). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

12:00pm

Star Wars Trivia
The eternal struggle for dominance between the light and dark sides of the force continues on during this battle of the minds as two great Star Wars groups face off in this ultimate trivia show down.  See how you do against these two Star Wars experts facing down questions contrived by trivia masterminds.

Hosted by Fat Apollo.

Moderators
avatar for Fat Apollo

Fat Apollo

Moderator
Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. | | Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and has, 4 times, been voted “Sexiest Person in Halifax” (ending Ellen Page’s undefeated... Read More →

Sunday October 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

12:00pm

Stream & Esports: Nova Scotian Edition
Are you a current or prospective twitch streamer? Do you like competitive video games? Do you want to find out how you can get involved in your local community? Come check out our panel to get all the info on the exciting stuff going on in the world of streaming and competitive video games in Nova Scotia!

Presented By: Cole Ferguson

Sunday October 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

12:00pm

Hal-Con Street Fest
We decided it made sense for us to close Argyle Street in front of the Convention Centre for vehicle traffic to make things a little easier for all of us.  We figured since it was closed, we might as well use it for something fun on Sunday!  We’ve partnered with Downtown Halifax for the Hal-Con Street Fest.  Stop by Argyle street between Prince and Sackville streets from noon to 3:00 pm for an afternoon of kid friendly fun. There will be bouncy castles, entertainment from Halifax Circus, face painting, popcorn, and more. This event is free and open to the public, you don’t need a Hal-Con ticket to attend but we bet you’ll wish you had one once you’re done!
... with the costume contest starting at 4:00 pm... Oops, inside voice

https://downtownhalifax.ca/halconstreetfest

Sunday October 28, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Argyle Open Air Argyle Street

12:10pm

Billy Boyd Photo-Op
$60.00  One professionally done 8" x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Actor
Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor best known for his performance as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He landed his first role in a full-length film in 1998, playing a loan shark in indie British horror movie Urban Ghost Story. Just three... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 12:10pm - 12:35pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

12:15pm

Arthurian Legends
King Arthur.  Merlin.  The Knights of the Round Table.   The Holy Grail.  

This story has been told and retold for centuries as verbal tales, songs, paintings, plays, novels, shows and movies.  With pieces being added or changed to fit the need of the people, the era or the political and religious influences of the day.

Please join author Lev Grossman, as he delves into the myths that surround King Arthur as he discusses their importance, their history and why they still resonate all these centuries later.

Guests
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Author
Lev Grossman is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, which has been published in 30 countries and adapted into a TV series on Syfy. Grossman spent 15 years as a staff writer at Time magazine, where he wrote more than twenty cover... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

12:30pm

History of Anime Opening Theme Songs
Love anime?  Please join us for this fun and in depth look at the history of anime television openings.  Enjoy some of the most important and loved anime OPs from the first televised anime series in the 1960's all the way to shows from the most recent fall 2018 season.  We will be discussing the first OP, how OPs are chosen, the business behind them, their significance and popularity among fan cultures, and the practice of dubbing OP's in the West.

At the end of the presentation, two audience members will be given the chance to participate in a "name that anime OP" game where the winner leaves with a anime feature film or series Blu-ray.

Presented by: Yousef Mousavi, Dunnery Bond& David Gibson McLean

Our presenters are graduates from Boston's Berklee College of Music and are currently working as educators, performers, composers, and session musicians. Yousef studied video game scoring in university with the composer for League of Legends and Bioshock Infinite. David has worked as an instrumentalist on Bayblade Burst and has performed the music of RWBY with composer Jeff Williams at RTX Austin.  Dunnery works full time as an educator and performs around the city; most recently toured with Heather Rankin.  David and Yousef are also in a group called Tournament Arc which recently had a song featured in Renaine, a game coming out for the Switch.  They do annual panels at both Anime North and Anime Boston.



Sunday October 28, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

12:30pm

Building Origami Sharks (tornado not included)
Films like Jaws and Sharknado have brought public attention to the Ocean predator.  Now, you can bring home your own origami shark!  Come out to learn this ancient art form.  You will also hear about the art while being shown creative possibilities of origami beyond just folding pieces of paper.

No previous origami experience necessary.  Supplies will be provided.

Minh Tan is a collector of life skills and experiences. Origami is one of his many interests ever since he learned it for art class in Primary in Viet Nam. He has taught it since grade 6 in Canada. What he brings to the art is innovation, to the tradition like a Japanese crane without an unnecessary wing fold, and to the modern like combining it with drawing for "drawrigami" visual art pieces.

Sunday October 28, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

12:45pm

Gareth David-Lloyd Photo-Op
$40.00  One professionally done 8" x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Gareth David-Lloyd

Gareth David-Lloyd

Actor
Theatre, television, movies, voice acting, progressive metal, and the heart of Captain Jack Harkness: Gareth David-Lloyd has conquered them all. Perhaps best known for his Doctor Who / Torchwood crossover role playing Ianto Jones, Gareth is also a SyFy regular and an accomplished... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 12:45pm - 1:10pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

12:45pm

SMASH! Into the Industry
It's not easy to break out into the world of illustration but these guys have done it! Now they wanna tell you how to get noticed as an artist.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the artist guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Mike Feehan

Mike Feehan

Comics
Mike Feehan is a Newfoundland-based comic book artist whose work includes the critically acclaimed Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles from DC Comics. In addition to his work in comics, Mike has also worked as a storyboard artist for international commercials as well as a... Read More →
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Owen Gieni

Comics
Owen Gieni is the artist for the Image Shadowline series Rat Queens, as well as the colourist for the Skybound title Manifest Destiny. Previous works include Shutter, Glory, Negative Space, Debris, and Sore Thumbs. He currently resides in Vancouver, BC, where his interests include... Read More →
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Troy Little

Comics
Three time Eisner nominee and Harvey nominee, 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... Read More →
avatar for Mike Rooth

Mike Rooth

Comics
Mike Rooth is a Canadian Freelance Art Mercenary with an illustration career that spans two centuries. Rooth has created comics, covers and interior illustrations for numerous magazines, children’s book publishers, and both indie and mainstream comic companies (such as Aftershock... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

12:45pm

Delilah Dawson Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson

Author
Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma, as well as the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell, co-written with Kevin Hearne. As Lila Bowen, she’s the author of the award-winning Shadow... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

12:45pm

Kristen Ciccarelli Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Kristen Ciccarelli

Kristen Ciccarelli

Author
Kristen Ciccarelli is an internationally bestselling author of fantasy fiction. Before writing books about deadly dragons, badass girls, and enemies who save each other, she made her living as an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. Her first novel, The Last... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

12:45pm

Ajay Fry Autograph Session
Donation to Kids Help Phone. Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Autograph Booth 2 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:00pm

Laura Vandervoort Q&A
Join us for a one-on-one interview with guest, Laura Vandervoort. Ask questions, relive favourite stories and celebrate the fandoms!

Moderators
avatar for Tanner Zipchen

Tanner Zipchen

Moderator
Tanner is a Canadian media personality, actor, and entertainment host best known for his work on the Cineplex Pre-Show. | | He began his career in radio, attracted to the entertainment industry by his love for music and pop culture. During his time on air, he interviewed hundreds... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort

Actor
Laura Vandervoort is best known for her role as Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) in The CW serial drama series Smallville. She is also recognized as Sadie Harrison in the CTV teen drama series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the Syfy supernatural drama series Haven, and Lisa... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

1:00pm

Neptune Theatre School Workshop - All Ages
This 45 minute powerhouse of an improv class is all about the power of play! Come in Character! or we'll make one up! Action? Romance? Superpowers? Intrigue? Learn the tools of the narrative trade to make the best from your comically unique connections!

Sunday October 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

1:00pm

Chuck Wendig Author Signing 1
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig

Author
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, and his upcoming epic, Wanderers (Del Rey, 2019). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:00pm

JVPS presents Steampunk and Alternate History
Local author Harold R. Thompson will discuss his works and the connection between history, historical fiction, steampunk and alternate history. How has history influenced speculative fiction? Is all historical fiction alternate history?  Thompson will address these questions and others while describing his influences and addressing some of the challenges facing genre writers.As a program developer with Parks Canada, Thompson has worked in the heritage field for over thirty years. In addition to writing short fiction in the fantasy, hard science fiction, steampunk and alternate history genres, he is the author of the “Empire and Honour” trilogy of historical novels, which includes Dudley’s Fusiliers, The Guns of Sevastopol, and Sword of the Mogul. His latest historical novel is End of the Tether, a dramatization of the Yorktown campaign during the American Revolution.  Thompson’s science fiction short story “The Tunnels of Madness” is included in the Aurora-nominated steampunk anthology Clockwork Canada (edited by Dominik Parisien).

Presented By: Jules Verne Phantastical Society

Sunday October 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

1:00pm

Anthony Head Autograph Session
$50.00
Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). 
No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Actor
British actor Anthony Head is considered one of the UK's most exciting and prolific actors, crafting a career across film, television and theatre. | | After his West End debut as Jesus in Godspell, Anthony Head went on to star in many acclaimed stage productions with roles as diverse... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Autograph Booth 1 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:00pm

Billy Boyd Autograph Session
$50.00 Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Actor
Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor best known for his performance as Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He landed his first role in a full-length film in 1998, playing a loan shark in indie British horror movie Urban Ghost Story. Just three... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Autograph Booth 3 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:15pm

Baby Races
Let's go to the races!  Baby races that is.  Because nothing goes quite as you might expect when babies are involved!  Bring out your babies and see how they do!

Heat 1: Crawlers
Heat 2: Walkers

Even if you are baby free come on out and listen to the commentary by our very own Fat Apollo!

Sunday October 28, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

1:15pm

Storytelling Through Role Playing
Learn how to make your RPG campaign intricate and immersive from these expert story crafters. 

Guests
avatar for Mark Seifter

Mark Seifter

Gaming
Mark Seifter is a game designer at Paizo, working mainly on the Pathfinder RPG. Mark started with Pathfinder Unchained and Occult Adventures, moving on to Bestiary 5, Ultimate Intrigue, Horror Adventures, Villain Codex, and Ultimate Wilderness. He is a creator of the Starfinder and... Read More →
avatar for Linda Zata-Palmer

Linda Zata-Palmer

Gaming
Linda Zayas-Palmer is a developer at Paizo on the Organized Play team. As a part of her work with Paizo, she produces adventures for Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild and is the lead developer for the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild. She is also a freelance author for the... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

1:20pm

LeVar Burton Photo - Op
$50.00 One professionally done 8" x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Actor
LeVar Burton has an impressive collection of titles: author, director, producer, TV presenter, literacy advocate, philanthropist, speaker, and actor. LeVar’s first-ever audition landed him his Emmy-winning role as Kunta Kinte in the 1970’s miniseries Roots. Six years later, he... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 1:20pm - 1:45pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

1:30pm

The Science of Aging
Ageless beings? Immortality? Rejuvenation?  Do these tropes have anything to do with the actual science of aging? I’ll tell you how they do, and also some puzzles about human aging and how we are using computational models to answer them.  

Presenters

Sunday October 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 506 Ballroom Level 5

1:30pm

Fantastic Beasts - Wand Making
Build  a wand of wonder, and stir up some magic! Your unique, handcrafted wand will be perfect for All Hallows’ or for any day that calls for some extra enchantment.

Maximum capacity is 30.  Priority will be given to children.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – in theatres November 16

Sunday October 28, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

1:55pm

Ajay Fry Photo-Op
Donation to Kids Help Phone. One professionally done 8" x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 1:55pm - 2:20pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:00pm

World Building
Join members of the Genre Writers of Atlantic Canada Group on an exploration of world building for writing science fiction and fantasy. Get helpful tips for building your own world whether you’re look to create a star system or developing a mythology rich adventure. Workshop will cover elements of: writing mechanics, research, and map making.  

Presented By: Genre Writers of Atlantic Canada  

Sunday October 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

2:00pm

Lev Grossman Author Signing 2
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman

Author
Lev Grossman is the author of five novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, which has been published in 30 countries and adapted into a TV series on Syfy. Grossman spent 15 years as a staff writer at Time magazine, where he wrote more than twenty cover... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:00pm

Laura Vandervoort Autograph Session 2
$40.00 for autograph
$70.00 for autograph and table selfie

Guest will autograph one photo (selected at their table) or memorabilia item (at guest discretion). No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort

Actor
Laura Vandervoort is best known for her role as Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) in The CW serial drama series Smallville. She is also recognized as Sadie Harrison in the CTV teen drama series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the Syfy supernatural drama series Haven, and Lisa... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Autograph Booth 2 - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:00pm

Sketch Battle: Megan Kearney & Mike Rooth
Want to see great artists face off in a battle of sketches?  Please join us as our guests take unique fan suggestions and turn them into works of art.  Sure to contain great art and conversation as the guests answer questions, talk about the industry, and have truly unique give-aways.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the comics guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for Megan Kearney

Megan Kearney

Comics
Megan Kearney is a Canadian sequential artist and writer, and a recovering Navy Brat who spent much of her childhood in Nova Scotia. In addition to her award-winning adaptation of Beauty and The Beast, Megan is a regular contributor to the Disney Princess series, and the illustrator... Read More →
avatar for Mike Rooth

Mike Rooth

Comics
Mike Rooth is a Canadian Freelance Art Mercenary with an illustration career that spans two centuries. Rooth has created comics, covers and interior illustrations for numerous magazines, children’s book publishers, and both indie and mainstream comic companies (such as Aftershock... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

2:00pm

Eastern Watchmen Demonstration
You won't want to miss this city's only light saber dueling club in action! Members of The Eastern Watchmen will be doing some awesome fight demonstrations and are ready to answer questions about the club.  Find out how to get an awesome light saber and how to get started in what can only be described as the most fantastic Force-filled hobby. Come check us out!

Presenters
avatar for Eastern Watchmen

Eastern Watchmen

https://signalhfx.ca/lightsaber-combat-group-strikes-in-halifax/


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

2:15pm

Writing Graphic Novels
Graphic novels give the best of comic book flair as well as classically written adventures.  A picture is worth a thousand words giving much atmosphere and depth to a story ... the same can create new challenges for the authors who may not be artistically inclined.  Our guests will share how they script their stories in such a way as to convey the message to both their readers and their artistic partners.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the author tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
avatar for S.M. Beiko

S.M. Beiko

Author
Samantha Mary Beiko is, primarily, an author of young adult fantasy. Her first novel, The Lake and the Library, was released in 2013 and was nominated for the Manitoba Book Award for Best First Book, as well as that year’s Aurora Award. Her recent novel, Scion of the Fox (ECW Press... Read More →
avatar for Ed Brisson

Ed Brisson

Comics
Ed Brisson is a comic book writer who first started to garner attention with his self-published crime series MURDER BOOK. He broke into the public spotlight in 2012 with the crime/time-travel thriller series COMEBACK (Shadowline/Image Comics). In the short time since then, he's written... Read More →
avatar for Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson

Author
Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma, as well as the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell, co-written with Kevin Hearne. As Lila Bowen, she’s the author of the award-winning Shadow... Read More →
avatar for Kurtis Wiebe

Kurtis Wiebe

Comics
Kurtis Wiebe is a comic writer based in Calgary, Alberta. He is a two-time Joe Shuster Award winner, including an Outstanding Comic Book Writer award for his contribution to the critically acclaimed Green Wake. He currently writes the Eisner-nominated series Rat Queens with Image... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

2:15pm

Alien Worlds, Alien Life: News from the Frontier
Rob and Ian will answer any questions about how astronomers are looking for and finding extra-solar planets, what has been found so far, what we can learn about exoplanets, and the prospects for detecting alien life (so far). 

Presenters
DI

Dr. Ian Short

Saint Mary’s University offers the only undergraduate and graduate programs in Astronomy in Atlantic Canada. It has research programs in cosmology, extra-galactic astronomy, and stellar astronomy, and hosts the Burke-Gaffney Observatory and the Institute for Computational Astro... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

2:30pm

Tanner Zipchen Photo-Op
Donation the IWK Foundation. One professionally done 8" x 10" photo. Attendees may purchase a digital download for an additional $10.00, or an extra print for $10.00. You are not allowed to use your own camera. Maximum of four (4) attendees per photograph. No refunds available.

Guests
avatar for Tanner Zipchen

Tanner Zipchen

Moderator
Tanner is a Canadian media personality, actor, and entertainment host best known for his work on the Cineplex Pre-Show. | | He began his career in radio, attracted to the entertainment industry by his love for music and pop culture. During his time on air, he interviewed hundreds... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Photo-Op Booth - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

2:30pm

Halitoon Presents: Articulation in Animation
Paton Francis from Cartoon Conrad Productions will be conducting a variety of character articulations and scene action movements, as prompted by audience feedback, in order to demonstrate the techniques that can bring a story to life. Paton will also answer questions on technical aspects of the animation discipline from those audience members interested in the under the hood fundamentals that power the industry.

Studio: Cartoon Conrad Productions
Artist: Paton Francis
Discipline: Animation, art, sculpture
Software: Animate, ToonBoom
Hardware: iMac with Display Tablet



Sunday October 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

2:30pm

Building the most notorious baddies of Doctor Who.
So, you want to build a Dalek? Excellent choice. But where do you start?
Where do you get plans? What tools and skills do you need? Where do you get the materials? How do you build them?

You can find answers to these and many more questions with Dalek Clifton who has been exterminating humans with the Canadian Dalek Empire since May of 2013.

Not a fan of the Daleks? Do you prefer to be upgraded into a Cyberman? We can help you with a sneak peak of a work-in-progress Nightmare in Silver Cyberman that is being built from scratch by sculpting pieces in clay, making silicon moulds and casting the wearable armour.

Bad guys have more fun but you have to build them first!


Sunday October 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 103 Cosplay Convention Level 1

3:00pm

Kristen Ciccarelli Author Signing 2
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Kristen Ciccarelli

Kristen Ciccarelli

Author
Kristen Ciccarelli is an internationally bestselling author of fantasy fiction. Before writing books about deadly dragons, badass girls, and enemies who save each other, she made her living as an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. Her first novel, The Last... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

3:00pm

Advanced Character Creation
So you've found a pop culture character that you really want to play in your game. Learn and discuss the process of turning unique character traits from your favourite media into roleplayable mechanics! There may even be character creation on the spot from audience suggestions! For simplicity's sake, I will be using Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition when discussing specifics.

Presented By: Elizabeth Ewert

Sunday October 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

3:15pm

SCA Medieval Combat Event
Ever wanted to know what medieval combat was really like? How can two fighters wearing more than 60lbs of steel manage to move let alone engage in a fight? This is your chance to see it happen. The Society for Creative Anachronism, The Barony of Ruantallan and Canton of Seashire are proud to put forth a display of marshal combat for your enjoyment. Sit back as combatants engage in one of two marshal activities, Heavy Fighting (Full Force Full Contact Un-Choreographed Combat) or Fencing with live steel (Think 3 musketeers, where anything from a dagger to a cane can be used to assist you in dispatching your opponent). Listen to the crash of shields and the clanging of blades and transport yourself back to an earlier period in history.


Presenters
SF

Society for Creative Anachronism

The East Kingdom is a part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA), a not-for-profit educational organization which studies the Middle Ages by recreating the pastimes and crafts of the period. The East Kingdom covers Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

3:30pm

Chuck Wendig Author Signing 2
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig

Author
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, and his upcoming epic, Wanderers (Del Rey, 2019). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

3:30pm

Halitoon Presents: Step-by-Step Animation
Join Copernicus Studio's animation supervisor, Daniel Luke as he creates a short piece of animation, step-by-step, and covers the main aspects of building an action/performance from rough keys to a final inbetweened piece

Studio: Copernicus Studios
Artist: Daniel Luke (Animation Supervisor)
Discipline: Animation
Software: Adobe Animate
Hardware: Wacom tablet + computer


Sunday October 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

3:30pm

Ocarina 101
If you've ever wanted to play the ocarina like Link from The Legend of Zelda, this is your chance! This panel will include a short history of the instrument and a tutorial on how to play some gaming and anime tunes. High quality plastic ocarinas from Songbird Ocarina will be for sale, as well as songbooks. No musical knowledge required.

Presented by: Joy Loxdale, Sydney Morton

Sunday October 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 108 Kids Convention Level 1

3:30pm

Pokemon Bingo
Join Team Galactic & Team Rocket for some friendly rounds of Pokemon-themed bingo! This year featuring prizes from the Sinnoh region, as well as some Eevee themed prizes in anticipation of the new game.

Sunday October 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

4:00pm

Delilah Dawson Author Signing 2
Author will sign copies of their own work (up to 3 per time in line, maximum at Author’s discretion).  Bring your own book, or purchase limited copies available at the Chapter’s vendor table.

Guests
avatar for Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson

Author
Delilah S. Dawson is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma, as well as the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and Kill the Farm Boy and the Tales of Pell, co-written with Kevin Hearne. As Lila Bowen, she’s the author of the award-winning Shadow... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Author Signing - Vendor Area Ballroom Level 5

4:00pm

Fan-Panel of Middle-Earth, the Second Age of its History
This panel is an open-forum discussion of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle Earth story epics starting with The Hobbit and continuing through The Lord of the Rings, where some panelists may have cosplay surprises. His other works (The Silmarillion, anyone?!) are fair game, too! There will be visual aids to help participants keep the cast of characters straight. Changes from page to screen are a staple of fan panels facilitated by your main host, as is commiseration for characters who've left the material "Too soon(tm)!"  

Presented By: Bruce Buck, Jessica MacGregor, Angus MacGregor

Sunday October 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5

4:00pm

Costume Contest
Welcome of one of the largest costume contests in the World! ...well at least Canada.

We've had marriage proposals, heavy combat, acrobats and showcase the very best in local costuming, as well as performance, talent. You never know what might happen, don't miss out on this exciting event!

If you are looking to enter the costume contest please visit the costume contest information page: Costume Contest Information 

Moderators
avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

Moderator
Remember that spikey haired blonde guy from YTV? No not the guy from Radio High. Ajay! From CRUNCH back in 2006! Well, after two successful years he blasted off to SPACE where he co-hosted INNERSPACE, numerous specials, after shows (including After the Black, the official Orphan Black... Read More →

Sunday October 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

4:00pm

Reaper Miniatures Paint-and-Take
 Session 1 (4-5 pm Sunday)
 
Paint a miniature figure for a tabletop game.  You will be provided with your choice of miniature figure from the models available and all the tools needed to paint it.  An experienced miniature painter will be on hand throughout to help you get started and answer your questions.  Suitable for families and painters of all skill levels including first-timers.
 
Workshop cost $10.  All materials included in the price.  Limit of 30.
 
 
Session 2 (5-6 pm Sunday)
 
Paint a miniature figure for a tabletop game.  You will be provided with your choice of miniature figure from the models available and all the tools needed to paint it.  An experienced miniature painter will be on hand throughout to help you get started and answer your questions. Suitable for families and painters of all skill levels including first-timers.
 
Workshop cost $10.  All materials included in the price.  Limit of 30.

Pre-purchase at: https://www.hecatina.ca/event/reaper-paint-and-take-at-hal-con/


Sunday October 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 109 Workshop Convention Level 1

4:15pm

Licensed vs. Creator-Owned Storytelling
Creating a story and character from scratch is a very different thing from learning the history of characters already fleshed out and taking them on adventures.  Both have their own challenges, benefits, headaches and triumphs.

Our guest panel knows all about this topic as each have experience both with self created and licensed properties.

Psssssst ... for even more awesome, be sure to drop by the comic guest tables located on the vendor floor, level 5.

Guests
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Brenda Hickey

Comics
Brenda Hickey is a comic artist from PEI who works on Hasbro/IDW's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series. She has illustrated the Legends of Magic series, the 2017 Holiday Special, and some more issues on the main series. She is pleased to announce the release of brand new... Read More →
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Troy Little

Comics
Three time Eisner nominee and Harvey nominee, 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... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

4:30pm

LARPing Encounter
NERO Armonia brings together seasoned adventurers in a dazzling display of Sword and Sorcery, come one come all to see what LARP combat is all about.

Presenters
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NERO Armonia

WELCOME TO NERO ARMONIAWe are a LARP Chapter dedicated to the Fantasy Medieval Genre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Chapter is owned and operated by 3 members of a Halifax based not-for-profit organization called Armonia Live Action Roleplaying Society (ARA LARP). We hope to... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Demo Space Ballroom Level 5

4:45pm

Monsters: Then and Now
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. To celebrate the creature's birthday, this panel of gothic scholars from Dalhousie University will examine a range of monsters--vampires, zombies, family, and other horrors--over those 200 years, and discuss what monsters can tell us about society, then and now. 

Presenters
JH

Jason Haslam

Dalhousie's English department offers several courses on genre fiction and pop culture, including science fiction, the gothic, and comics. The International Gothic Association (IGA) unites teachers, scholars, students, artists, writers and performers from around the world who are... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 106 Convention Level 1

5:00pm

Singing And Crying: A Steven Universe Sing-Along
Do you love singing? Do you love crying? Do you LOVE Steven Universe? Then come join the fun and sing along to all your favorite songs by Steven and the Crystal Gems!

Presented By: Samantha Schwanak

Sunday October 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 501 Ballroom Level 5

5:15pm

The Best of the Worst: Terrible Retro Games
You’ve heard of some of the terrible games of yesteryear. Join us as we examine the stinkers of the 8 and 16 bit era to discover some truly memorable failures. In order to truly appreciate how terrible these games are, people will be chosen at random from the audience to try several of the games 

Presented By: Craig Power 

Sunday October 28, 2018 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5

6:30pm

Closing Ceremonies
Sunday October 28, 2018 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Fanta Fan Stage Ballroom Level 5

7:00pm

Hal-Con 2018 Wrap Party @ Boston Pizza
Well, the moment has come for the voyage to end.  And, while we will look forward to the next installment, we can unwind, relax, and enjoy the last few moments of Hal-Con with our Official Afterparty!

We will be joined by the Street Team, Fat Apollo and Metal Heavy Armour!  

Sponsors

Sunday October 28, 2018 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Boston Pizza 1858 Granville St, Halifax, NS B3J 0A2, Canada