VISIT TOPEKA STAGE – PANELS

TopCon Geek Expo is Proud To Present the Finest And Most Informative Panels and Panelists to Grace Any Event Stage.

WELCOME TO THE VISIT TOPEKA PANEL STAGE

SATURDAY

  • 9AM: Doors Open – Cosplay Registration Begins.
  • 9AM: The Breakfast Club – Subjects For Discussion include: Cosplay is not Consent and Con Etiquette.
  • 10AM: The Bogey Chronicles – Learn how to use puppets in Cosplay and Video Podcasts. TopCon’s own Executive Director and Puppet Master The GYPSY will show you how he creates a Bogey Video and will explain the proper way to bring puppets to life. A Fun and Amusing panel sure to generate a laugh or two.
  • 11AM: Brass Engine Games – Ben Watkins will be presenting Board Game Design 101: Have you ever wanted to design your own board or card game? Do you already have an idea and just need a little help? Brass Engine Productions will bring their prototypes and examples to introduce you to the process of design to publishing your own game.
  • 12PM: Bil Thompson – Put down the remote and shut off your game consul it’s time for some table top action. The local representative of MIB Steve Jackson Games will introduce you to the fun and excitement of Table Top Gaming. This growing activity is a family oriented activity that is fun for all ages.
  • 1PM: Sternberg Museum of Natural History – Take a trip to the dawn of time as the Fort Hays University Sternberg Museums own Ian Trevethan takes you on an informative and exciting journey to introduce you to Kansas’ first native inhabitants.
  • 2PM: Geek Universe – Jim Yelton arrives by means unknown to bring his Geek Universe Trivia Game Show to the Visit Topeka Stage. Think you are versed enough in your Geek Mythology to beat this Geek Master? Well step right up and let’s find out.
  • 3PM: Cosplay Prejudging – Get ready to strut your stuff in front of our panel of critical Judges as they start to tally the poll and determine who is the Best of The Best at TopCon Geek Expo 2018.
  • This Years Categories are:
    1. Best Overall Female Cosplay
    2. Best Overall Male Cosplay
    3. Best Overall Child Cospaly
    4. Honorable Mention
    • 4PM: Cosplay Competition (max: 50 people): Are you ready to show the Fans of TopCon Geek Expo 2018 that your Cosplay is The Best of the Best? Well Now is the time to show the world what you got.
    • 5PM: Cosplay Competition Continues
    • 6PM: Doors Close For The Day But We Will See You Tomorrow As TopCon Geek Expo 2018 Continues.
    • 7PM: After Party at Norsemen Brewing Company 830 North Kansas Avenue in the NOTO Arts District of Topeka – Just because TopCon has ended for the day does not mean the party has to stop. Join us as Brass Engine Productions Presents the always hilarious and fun Cosplay Karaoke; The Batman Movie staring Michael Keaton, Kim Bassinger and Jack Nicholson Presented the North Topeka on the Move Association – NOTOMA; And get ready for Table Top Gaming Excitement. Top it all off with some of the best Brews and Barbecue* you have ever tasted and it will be a party to remember. The best part is that THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

*Drinks and Barbecue are not Free and must be purchased by attendee.

Jedi AcademyYavin Temple Saber Guild ShowUmbrella Corporation and Carnival Guy Amusements are located outside Ag Hall

SUNDAY

  • 9AM: Doors Open – Pet Cosplay Registration Begins.
  • 9AM: The Breakfast Club – Subjects For Discussion include: Cosplay is not Consent and Con Etiquette.
  • 10AM: Norsemen Brewing Company – Find out exactly how closely Geekdom and Brewing intertwine with each other in this informative and fun panel with The Norsemen’s own Jared Rudy and Adam Rosdahl.
  • 11AM: IBOTS – You will not want to miss this frank and open discussion with the Iron Brothers of Topeka (IBOT) about what it takes to create fantastic and awe inspiring advanced Cosplay.
  • 12PM: Cosplay 101 – Join our panel of Cosplayers from Topeka Cosplay Society, BB Cosplay and JT Displays to learn basics of Cosplay Creation. It is a panel not to be missed for the beggining or seasoned Cosplayer.
  • 1PM: Amanda Bearse – Join the star of Married With Children and Fright Night as she sits down with members of the Pride Community to discuss how the LGBT and Geek Communities work together to inform, educate and have fun in alternative ways.
  • 2PM: Geek Universe – Jim Yelton arrives by means unknown to bring his Geek Universe Trivia Game Show to the Visit Topeka Stage. Think you are versed enough in your Geek Mythology to beat this Geek Master? Well step right up and let’s find out.
  • 3PM: 501st Vaders Fist – May the Force Be With You for this fun and entertaining Star Wars Panel. Join members of the 70th Explorers Garrison as they discuss A Galaxy Far Far Away.
  • 4PM: TBA
  • 5PM: TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2018 ENDS – See you next year at the Kansas Expocentre Exhibit Hall for TopCon Geek Expo 2019; That’s right we are getting bigger and better all the time.

Stage Panel Schedule is Subject To Change Up To And Including The Day Of The Event. 

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