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Panels & Workshops

Friday

So You Think You Want to DM?

4:30-5:30pm - Program Room A/B

E. Boivin, D. Blottner, C. Prentice, and D. Strachan

Interested in running a game & leading a group through fantastic RPG adventures? Find out what it takes from seasoned DMs sharing their best behind-the-screen tips and tricks.

Super Make-Up RPG: The Journey Begins

5:30-7pm - Program Room A/B

With Special Guest Justin Saint

New to makeup or want a refresher? Join Justin and the makeup heroes as they prep you with the basics you'll need for your makeup journey!

Plan 9 From Outer Space Script Reading

7-8:30pm - Program Room A/B

With Guests T. Proctor, C. Potenza, I. Sherry, B. Whetham, P. Guerrero

Vampires, aliens, zombies, and...Inspector Gadget?? Your favourite character voices as you've never heard them before in a table reading of Plan 9 From Outer Space. The best worst movie of all time gets a modern millennial reboot in the most epic way possible.

I Love Terrariums - I Know

$20/All Ages, reg. required

5-6pm - Program Room C

Combine your love of geek with the tiny craze! Learnt o create artful recreations of your favourite scenes using sand, rocks, faux moss, and more in a glass fish bowl! Bring a mini or use one provided.

*This craft uses hot glue: parental/guardian participation required under 12.

The Charms of Wand-Making

$10/Youth & Adult, reg. required

6-7pm - Program Room C

In this workshop our witches and wizards will learn to make their own wands using hot glue and various techniques to put their own touch into the essential wizarding tool. The wand may choose the wizard, but you're sure to choose this craft!

Painting Miniatures for Beginners

$10/Youth & Adult, reg. required

7-9pm - Program Room C

Learn how to paint miniatures! Whether you're just getting into gaming or a seasoned player, this workshop will teach you the skill and techniques you need to paint your own minis. Paint, brush, and miniature provided, and you get to keep the mini and brush!

Saturday

Live Maleficent Transformation Demo

10am-2pm - Main Hall, Booth 6-1

With Special Guest Justin Saint

Justin Saint transforms into Maleficent from the original Sleeping Beauty movie live on the convention floor.

Cosplay 101: An Introductory Guide

10-11am - Program Room A/B

With Special Guest Andy Rae

Learn about the exciting world of cosplay. This panel is for beginners and experts with topics such as getting started in the cosplay community, cosplay on a budget, large scale builds, and utilizing social media. Q&A welcome!

Q&A with Special Guests Toby Proctor, Phil Guerrero, Christian Potenza, Bradie Whetham, and Ivan Sherry

11am-12pm - Program Room A/B

Q&A with Special Guest Sam Maggs

12-1pm - Program Room A/B

Q&A with Special Guest Rachel Skarsten

1-2pm - Program Room A/B

Q&A with Special Guests Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni

2-3pm - Program A/B

Live Doctor DC Podcast with Guest Star Phil Guerrero

3-4pm - Program Room A/B

Also with Colin Close & Richard Eden

Colin, Richard, and the Doctor are joined by special guest Phil Guerrero to explore the wonderful world of DC Comics in the 90s. Animation, live-action film, and of course the comic books are all on the docket. Bring your 90s DC Comics questions for the Doctor and the panel to discuss at this live recording!

Q&A with Special Guest Mackenzie Gray

4-5pm - Program Room A/B

Comics for Change

5-6pm - Program Room A/B

With Special Guest David A. Robertson

Graphic novelist and writer David A. Robertson has devoted his work to educating through the comics medium, and has found it to be one of the most effective tools we have in creating positive social change. How does this work? Join David as he talks about how, and why, comics are so powerful, from communicating history, to addressing social issues, and finally, in generating empathy.

Introduction to Inking Techniques

6-7pm - Program Room A/B

With Special Guest Diana Greenhalgh

Diana Greenhalgh, professional comic inker and illustrator, shares the secret superpower of inking techniques - how they can help control the mood and readability of a story, and how the style of an individual inker can dramatically affect the same panel of art. bring your technique-related questions and anything you are dying to know about Diana and her work.

Council of Dungeon Masters

7-8pm - Program Room A/B

E. Boivin, D. Blottner, C. Pinkerton, C. Prentice, and D. Strachan

Sit down with four DMs who have over 60 years' combined experience in a no-holds-barred, ask-them-anything setting. Learn ancient secrets, quick cheats, or have them weigh in on calls you've made in your game as they swap tales from the table.

Hero Kids Fantasy Roleplaying Game

11am-12pm - Program Room C

Ages 4-10 (supervision required)

Sure, role-playing games are a fun  way of teaching our kids any number of important learning, like counting, teamwork, problem solving, and best of all imagination - but it's even better when done in the name of adventure and excitement! Bring your parents or guardian to our pint-sized game of myth and magic that will have you both planning your next game...

The Charms of Wand-Making

$10/Youth & Adult, reg. required

12:30-1:30pm - Program Room C

In this workshop, our witches and wizards will learn to make their own wands using hot glue and various artistic techniques to put their own touch into the essential wizarding tool. The wand may choose the wizard, but you're sure to choose this craft!

Heavy Metal: Medieval Steel Combat

2-3pm - Program Room C

With Company of the White Wolf

Learn about the rebirth of medieval tournaments, including history and background, training requirements, in today's world, current associations and events, a "show and tell" of armour and weapons, and Yukon's own medieval combat group. Afterwards, head outside to watch some live melee bouts.

Voice Acting: How to Start a Home Studio

3-4pm - Program Room C

With Special Guest Christian Potenza

Want to break into the voice acting industry? You can do it from home! Seasoned pro Christian Potenza shares his experience with building a studio, recording, and finding jobs without ever leaving the house.

Behind the Scenes of Evil Dead: The Musical

4-5pm - Program Room C

With Andrea Bols

Fake blood, talking deer heads, beheadings, and more... Stage Manager Andrea Bols will give you  the inside scoop on The Guild's recent production of Evil Dead: The Musical, from set design to special effects. Learn what it takes to put together a sold-out theatre production!

The Standard in Spell Books

5-7pm - Program Room C

$20/Youth & Adult, reg. required

Create your own spellbook with tissue paper, paint, adornments, and your favourite fandom symbols. Whether you're using it to do your homework, record your spell list for adventuring, or scribble down your own stories, this spellbook will be magical!

Sunday

Building the Comic Fempire

11am-12pm - Program Room A

With Caitlin Beaulieu & Special Guest Sam Maggs

Join one of YukomiCon's founding directors along with Special Guest Sam Maggs for an empowering discussion on women and femme creators in the comics industry, the obstacles they face, and how they and the industry can move forward.

Q&A with Special Guest Melissa O'Neil

12-1pm - Program Room A

Thermoplastic Armour Workshop

$65/Ages 12+, reg. required

1:15-4pm - Program Room A

With Special Guest Andy Rae

A hands-on tutorial on working with thermoplastics. Let Andy guide you through this step-by-step workshop, from pattern to basic armour shaping and detail work, to create a YukomiCon favourite: the legendary bracer! This workshop uses heat guns.

Anime & Manga Roundtable

11am-12pm - Program Room B

With Ely Boivin and Carrie Jackson

Join local anime enthusiasts Ely and Carrie for an informal roundtable discussion about the best of anime and manga. Seasoned veteran or new to the genre, there's something here for you!

These Idiots Make Comics, You Can Too!

12-1pm - Program Room B

With J. Martin, D. Schneider, & C. Kantor

Join Jeff, Dan, and Chase for a roundtable discussion about working in comics. Topics include the process of making a comic, how to get people to read it, and what pitching to publishers is like. If you've got questions, we've got answers. Some of them will even be right.

Courtly Steps: Renaissance Dance Workshop

1-2pm - Program Room B

With Lianne Maitland

Dance like it's 1473! Lianne transports us to the Renaissance era during an hour of courtly dancing that celebrates one of the most important social activities of the time. No partner or experience necessary.

No Other Light Will Make You Happy

2-3pm - Program Room B

$10/All Ages, reg. required

Does nothing make you happy quite like eating trolls? What about upcycling their recycling? Join us for a workshop transforming pop bottles of various sizes into cute little houses - singing optional!

*Parent/guardian participation under 12.

RPG Roundtable

3-4pm - Program Room B

With Siobhan McLeod & Colin Prentice

Join local RPG veterans for a friendly roundtable discussion about our favourite hobby. Topics include systems, theatre of the mind v. grids and maps, styles of play, and the formation of a new RPG club for Whitehorse gamers.

Super Makeup RPG: The Quest for the Perfect Contour

11am-12pm - Program Room C

With Special Guest Justin Saint

Want to take your cosplay makeup game to the next level? Join Justin and the makeup heroes as they explore various advanced makeup and face painting techniques that will really bring your transformation to life!

Voice Acting: Starting a Home Studio

12-1pm - Program Room C

With Special Guest Christian Potenza

Want to break into the voice acting industry? You can do it from home! Seasoned pro Christian Potenza shares his experience with building a studio, recording, and finding jobs without ever leaving the house.

What is Imaginative Realism and Who the H*** is CC Deranged?

1-2pm - Program Room C

With Chris Caldwell aka CC Deranged

Join local legend Chris Caldwell for a brief but fascinating look at the history and current state of Imaginative Realism. Topics include the historical role of the imagination in art, the rise, decline, and rebirth of realism via comics and modern media, and the Heavy Metal North project.

Writing the Graphic Novel

2-4pm - Program Room C

With Special Guest David A. Robertson

Graphic novels are an exciting form of literature, and an incredible way to tell stories. Join David A. Robertson to learn the basics of writing effectively in the graphic novel medium, including writing techniques, useful tips, and exercises.