Schedule

Panels! Workshops! Contests!

Come join in for our excellent programming covering a variety of topics:

Room 116

12:00pm:
You Can’t Do That in Christian Media
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Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. Are we limiting our potential outreach and personal creative endeavors by avoiding these genres? We will discuss what are the real and perceived limits in Christian media? Panelists include Carmi Greene, Josh Burns, Jessica Tseang, and Fredrick Price, moderated by Dr. Thomas Parham.

1:00pm:
Voice Acting
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Learn about voice acting from professional voice actors. This session will be a free lesson about voice over work, including some audience participation. Panelists include Jason Lewis, Justin Cowden, and Jonathan Cook, moderated by Stephen Weese.

2:00pm:
Million Laughs Comedy
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Hosted by Will Morton of Million Laughs Comedy, come enjoy a clean, family-friendly show, similar to what you find at any comedy club – without profanity! The show will consist of a stand-up comedy routine.

3:00pm:
Learning Basic Quenya
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Learn the basics of Quenya (Tolkien’s Elvish language) and get in touch with your inner Hobbit! Instructed by Will Morton.

4:00pm:
Learn Koine Greek Workshop
Room 116

Let’s read the Bible in the language God gave it!  Come learn a few of the basics of Koine Greek, the language of the New Testament! Instructed by Will Morton.

Room 120

1:00pm:
Spiritual Themes in Comics
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With religion and spirituality at the forefront of movies like Wonder Woman, panelists will discuss the influence of spiritual themes in comics and pop-culture that may not on the surface have a spiritual theme. They will delve into the importance of spirituality to the culture as communicated through comics and other related media. The Christian Comic Arts Society has hosted this panel for over 21 years at Comic-Con International. This is its third appearance here at Alpha Omega Con. Panelists include Travis Hanson, B. Dave Walters, Buzz Dixon, Luis Serrano, Carmi Greene, and Jessica Tseang, moderated by Kyle Keene.

2:00pm:
Writer’s Workshop
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Professional, gifted writers will discuss the strategies they use in honing their craft and expanding their creative horizons. Panelists include Buzz Dixon (G.I. Joe) and Dr. Thomas Parham (JAG).

3:00pm:
How to Crowdfund and Promote Your Project
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Back by popular demand, this panel will provide insights from panelists who have successfully promoted and crowdfunded their projects. The panel will share their expertise on how to advertise and develop a campaign to get projects funded. Panelists include Clint Johnson and Travis Hanson, moderated by Luis Serrano (Rooted Chronicles).

4:00pm:
Audio Drama Live Recording
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Ever wondered how classic audio dramas like “War of the Worlds” or “The Shadow” came to life? Join us for a live recording as we recreate a classic radio drama, complete with old-fashioned SFX! Audience members will be chosen to perform as characters and to work the sound effects for an old-fashioned, great time! The live recording will be posted a few days after the con, so you can share your great performance.

Room 119

1:30pm:
Harry Potter: Fantastic Beasts
Room 119

Join in a discussion of the latest theatrical incarnation of the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts. Fans of the series either loved it or hated it. How about you? Panelists include Holly Knevelbaard, Shelley Mulock, Helen Frederick, and Josh Burns, moderated by Nathan Hall.

2:30pm:
Geeky Guys/Gals for God (GG4G)
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GG4G is a ministry based out of San Diego and Anaheim, California. Members will be discussing their 6+ year history; how to start a ministry in the pop-culture community; and the importance of connecting with other Christians at comic book conventions to build a network for Jesus. Join us as we will also talk about the exciting future of GG4G.

3:30pm:
From Junk to Jedi: Quality Cosplay and Prop Building on a Budget
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Join the Creator Cosplay Club (CCC) as they share cost-saving strategies and techniques to help you create your next great costume or prop. They will also provide insight into how they turned a handful of thrift store items, swim noodles, foam and scrap wood, into an epic 7-foot Guardians of the Galaxy Groot costume. The CCC will also discuss serving their local church and the community with cosplay. On hand will be their Millennium Falcon cockpit display for photos. After the panel, there will be a costume/cosplay contest with prizes for most creative and best hero/villain.

4:30pm:
Cosplay Contest
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Come to the third annual Alpha Omega Con Cosplay Contest hosted by the Geeky Guys/Gals for God. There will be prizes given for the most creative and best hero/villain cosplay.

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