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Wednesday, July 2
 

9:00pm MDT

FANTASYCON KICKOFF: DJ ELIJAH WOOD
Don't miss Elijah Wood as part of the DJ set Wooden Wisdom at the official FantasyCon kick off party! An all ages event, at The Complex (536 West, 100 South) this promises to be a night to remember.  FantasyCon VIP ticket holders get in free or tickets to the event are $25 for general admission with a $75 option for a VIP experience at the show. Tickets are on sale at SmithTix locations and website or showclix.com.

Wednesday July 2, 2014 9:00pm - Thursday July 3, 2014 12:30am MDT
The Complex 536 West, 100 South
 
Thursday, July 3
 

9:30am MDT

GIANT ESCAPE
Limit 4 players per game, 20 minute play.

Thursday July 3, 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

10:00am MDT

ADAM BROWN
Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:15pm MDT
Celeb Signing Area

10:00am MDT

AMRITA ACHARIA
Thursday July 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:40pm MDT
Celeb Signing Area

11:00am MDT

FILMQUEST: SPOTLIGHT ON FILMMAKERS PT1
Thursday July 3, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 251AB

11:00am MDT

FANTASY ART - OVERVIEW WITH ART ALL-STARS!
Fantasy Art - Overview with art all-stars!

Thursday July 3, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 151

11:00am MDT

LIVE ACTION MEDIEVAL COMBAT, AN OVERVIEW OF LARPING IN UTAH
How to find your place and get started

Thursday July 3, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 150 G

11:00am MDT

NERD VS GEEKS
Telling the difference between Nerds and Geeks. What are you? With Dungeon Crawlers.

Thursday July 3, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 150 DEF

11:00am MDT

THEONERING.NET: THE HOBBIT
AN UNOFFICIAL PREVIEW OF THE HOBBIT: The Battle of Five Armies - A look at the rumors, clues, facts, and speculation about the capstone of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth movies from the website that has followed the production from Day 1. 

Thursday July 3, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 250

11:00am MDT

WORKSHOP FOR GAMERS, WRITERS, & STORYTELLERS
Gamers, writing and storytellers learn how to build a system  to generate story ideas.

Thursday July 3, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 150 ABC

11:45am MDT

BILLY BOYD
Speakers
BB

Billy Boyd

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 11:45am - 12:10pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

11:45am MDT

JOHN RHYS-DAVIES
Speakers
JR

John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 11:45am - 12:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:00pm MDT

SO YOU WANT TO MAKE A FANFILM?
Tops and tricks from vets Izzy Keener and Jared Seaich of films based on Star Wars and from the producers of Fanfilm The Question: What can One Man Do?

Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 251AB

12:00pm MDT

BLUFIRE STUDIOS
This team of epic artists have generated realistic 3D dragons for feature films among many other fantastic effects. Come hear them discuss myths behind their magic.

Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

12:00pm MDT

DOCTOR WHO: WHY DOES IT STILL RESONATE
Many shows lose their creative arc, and their audience after season three or four. Doctor Who is a show that is 50 years old, and it not only resonates with its legions of fans, but continues to gather new fans as well.

Thursday July 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 250

12:00pm MDT

HOW TO: PODCASTING
A discussion walking you through the steps of how to start your own podcast.


Thursday July 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

12:00pm MDT

RAISING KIDS ON A FANTASTICAL DIET
How kids can benefit from fantasy literature, with a discussion on themes from Harry Potter, Narnia, Lord of the Rings.

Thursday July 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 151

12:00pm MDT

THE MUSIC OF THE HOBBIT: AMA
The Music of the Lord Of The Rings - The expert on the Howard Shore Academy Award winning Lord of the Rings score and author of THE books on the film score, Doug Adams peels back the layers on the music: loved by fans around the world

Speakers
DA

Doug Adams

Doug Adams is a music journalist and author. He is the author of The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films, a book about the music in The Lord of the Rings films.


Thursday July 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

12:00pm MDT

SALT LAKE POPS ORCHESTRA
The amazing Salt Lake Pops Orchestra takes center stage with fantasy music and gets the audience involved.

Artists
SL

Salt Lake Pops Orchestra

The Salt Lake Pops Studio Orchestra Plays orchestral versions of popular music from Bruno Mars and Katy Perry to Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman.


Thursday July 3, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Ballroom 2

12:00pm MDT

GAME DEMOS
TBD

Thursday July 3, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

12:30pm MDT

ADAM BROWN
Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

12:30pm MDT

JOHN CALLEN
Thursday July 3, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:30pm MDT

GIANT CHESS
Limit 4 players per game (teams of 2), 30 minute play.

Thursday July 3, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

12:50pm MDT

JED BROPHY
Thursday July 3, 2014 12:50pm - 1:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:50pm MDT

KEN STOTT
Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 12:50pm - 1:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

12:50pm MDT

ADAM BROWN
Thursday July 3, 2014 12:50pm - 1:25pm MDT
Celeb Signing Area

1:00pm MDT

HISTORY AND FUTURE OF FILM IN UTAH
Thursday July 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 251AB

1:00pm MDT

FANTASY COMES OF AGE
From white knights of virtue to dudes sleeping with their sisters; we discuss how the fantasy genre has evolved and matured from J.R.R. to George R.R.

Thursday July 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

1:00pm MDT

GREAT VILLAINS - WHY WE LOVE TO HATE THEM
The most interesting character in the story is going to lose. How great villains make great stories.

Thursday July 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

1:00pm MDT

LIFE ON THE SET OF GAME OF THRONES - AMRITA ACHARIA, JOSEPH GATT, & GOT GUESTS
Amrita Acharia, Joseph Gatt, and GoT guests talk about what filming the landmark HBO series was like and where the show will go next.

Speakers
JG

Joseph Gatt

Born and raised in London. Gatt first got the acting bug when his Maltese parents took him to see Star Wars at the age of 8 and he decided to be Han Solo when he was older. He began his professional training at Sylvia Young Theater School and then followed that with a 3 year acting... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 250

1:00pm MDT

MAKING FILM COSTUMES THAT DON'T SUCK - DAVID POWELL
David Powell takes you through the process of elevating your skills as a specialty costume maker. He will go over ways to add sophistication and elevation to the whole costume process and talk about his experience so far in the independent film, theater, and commercial film industry.

Thursday July 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 151

1:00pm MDT

TOLKIEN'S WORLDS: THE LIFEBLOOD OF MODERNITY
A discussion led by author, Silmarillion illustrator, and psychologist Dr. Kip Ramussen about aspects of the fantasy genre and why they are not just “fun”, but of vital importance in a technologically saturated modern world.  

Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

1:00pm MDT

"MAGIC: THE GATHERING" — BOOSTER DRAFT

Entry is only 15$. This is a swiss styled tournament. Each win will result in a pack, the winner of each pod will get an extra pack. No limit on players. Theros block.


Thursday July 3, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

1:10pm MDT

GRAHAM McTAVISH
Moderators
GM

Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish is a Scottish television, film, and voice actor. McTavish has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart, and Sisterhood. He also played the ill-tempered Mercenary Commander Lewis in Rambo alongside Sylvester... Read More →

Thursday July 3, 2014 1:10pm - 1:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

1:10pm MDT

SYLVESTER McCOY
Thursday July 3, 2014 1:10pm - 1:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

1:30pm MDT

ADRIENNE WILKINSON
Speakers
AW

Adrienne Wilkinson

This blue-eyed beauty was born in Missouri. She started taking dance classes at the age of two, and was performing in recitals and on stage almost immediately. Her pursuit of dance continued through high school with various dance classes and companies.


Thursday July 3, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

1:30pm MDT

"THE HOBBIT" PHOTO OP COMBO
Speakers
JB

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy was born in 1963. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and District 9 (2009).
JC

John Callen

John has worked for 40 years as a professional actor, director and writer in theatre, radio, film and television. He has performed in or directed more than 100 stage productions and more than two dozen television series, and narrated close to 150 documentaries.
PH

Peter Hambleton

Peter Hambleton is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and Adventurer (1987).
WK

William Kircher

William Kircher graduated from NZ Drama School aged only 18, having lied about his age when applying two years before. He began a busy theatre career that has been interrupted by occasional screen acting roles, and later a move into behind the scenes work.
GM

Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish is a Scottish television, film, and voice actor. McTavish has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart, and Sisterhood. He also played the ill-tempered Mercenary Commander Lewis in Rambo alongside Sylvester... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 1:30pm - 1:55pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

1:45pm MDT

TINSEL KOREY
Speakers
TK

Tinsel Korey

Tinsel Korey is a Canadian actress/singer-songwriter who plays the beautifully scarred character in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Korey beat out 800 other actresses for the role of a lifetime - playing Sam Uley's fiancée and soul mate from the neighboring... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 1:45pm - 1:55pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

2:00pm MDT

PETER HAMBLETON
Speakers
PH

Peter Hambleton

Peter Hambleton is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and Adventurer (1987).


Thursday July 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

2:00pm MDT

WILLIAM KIRCHER
Speakers
WK

William Kircher

William Kircher graduated from NZ Drama School aged only 18, having lied about his age when applying two years before. He began a busy theatre career that has been interrupted by occasional screen acting roles, and later a move into behind the scenes work.


Thursday July 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

2:00pm MDT

FANGIRLS: A RINGERS TALE DOCUMENTARY PREVIEW
Filmmakers from the biggest fan documentaries preview a new feature documentary on the most powerful force in fandom: Fangirls! Follow passionate fans around the world as they confront social and gender issues while reveling in their fandom.

Thursday July 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 251AB

2:00pm MDT

COSPLAY - GO BIG WITHOUT HAVING TO GO HOME
What you need to know and think about when designing a large costume or prop. Things like transport, weight, heat removal and cost. Bring your questions for the panel of experts

Thursday July 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

2:00pm MDT

DWARVES RULE! WITH PAUL GENESSE
A look at Dwarves and what we love about them the ever-popular fantasy race. Join the discussion about Tolkien’s Dwarves, the origin of their names, Scandinavian Dwarf myths, and other modern representations. Enjoy a fun slide show featuring all the Dwarf actors present at FantasyCon. Moderated by author Paul Genesse, with Dennis Lundstrom of UGeek Media and Tolkien enthusiast Jason King.

Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

2:00pm MDT

MASTERWORK ARTIST: SPOTLIGHT ON BROM
The art of Brom by Brom.

Thursday July 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 151

2:00pm MDT

MYTHBUSTING THE SWORD
Have you ever wanted to know the truth behind swords? Come join this interactive panel about the truths and myths about the weapon we all love, the sword.


Thursday July 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 250

2:00pm MDT

RIGORS & PLEASURES OF SERIAL TELEVISION WITH THE LOST GIRL CAST: KRIS HOLDEN-RIED, KSENIA SOLO, K.C. COLLINS, PAUL AMOS, RACHEL SKARSTEN
Join Sci-Fi's Lost Girl's Rachel Skarsten, Paul Amos, Ksenia Solo and K.C. Collins as they discuss the rigors and pleasures of Serial Tv.

Speakers
PA

Paul Amos

Paul is from the Welsh village Pencoed and went to the Welsh school Ysgol Gyfun Lanhari. He Studied acting at The National Youth Theatre Of Great Britain and the London Academy Of Music And Dramatic arts.
KC

K.C. Collins

K.C. Collins was born as Christopher Carl Collins. He is known for his work on RoboCop (2014), Lost Girl (2010) and Bulletproof Monk (2003).
RS

Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten, six years her junior whom she regards as her best friend. At the age of nine, her father died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. Rachel... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Ballroom 2

2:00pm MDT

URBAN FANTASY VS. EPIC FANTASY: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE
The differences between Urban Fantasy and Epic Fantasy with examples of each.

Thursday July 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

2:00pm MDT

NAKED MUNCHKIN TOURNAMENT
There is a 5$ entry. The winner will receive a Munchkin game of their choice. This game will have no specials. We will only accept 24 players. 

Thursday July 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

2:10pm MDT

AMRITA ACHARIA
Thursday July 3, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm MDT
Celeb Signing Area

2:15pm MDT

CAS ANVAR
Speakers
CA

Cas Anvar

Cas Anvar is a versatile and exciting actor that has performed in over 50 major roles in both film and television. Most recently, Anvar appeared in the critically acclaimed Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal and Syfy Channel's Neverland.Anvar's extensive list of credits includes appearances... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 2:15pm - 2:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

2:15pm MDT

MARK RYAN
Speakers
MR

Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan has been combining his acting, singing, writing and Action Direction talents in an eclectic and successful international career ranging over 30 years. He is most well know for voicing multiple characters including Lockdown, Bumble Bee, and Jetfire in "Transformers" movies... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 2:15pm - 2:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

2:30pm MDT

BILLY BOYD
Speakers
BB

Billy Boyd

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 2:30pm - 3:10pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

2:30pm MDT

JOHN RHYS-DAVIES
Speakers
JR

John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 2:30pm - 3:10pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

2:30pm MDT

GIANT TSURO
Limit 8 players per game, 30 minute play.

Thursday July 3, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

3:00pm MDT

STAR WARS FAN DOCUMENTARIES - THE NEXT WAVE
Join Filmmakers behind Starwoids, Star Wait, Lininguptv and People Vs George Lucas for a look back at fan filmmaking and where the genre is heading in a Disney-Lucasfilm world. 

Thursday July 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 251AB

3:00pm MDT

COSPLAY ARMOR - BACK TO BASICS
Hey you!!!! Ya you the one that is reading this!!!! Have you ever wanted to make armor but feel like you can't and/or don't know where to begin? Well what if I were to tell you that you can! Come and lean the  hype of pepakura (if you dont know what pepakura is well come find out) come and learn the art of eva foam to match your awesomeness. What you got to lose? I say a chance to make armor my firend. 

Thursday July 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

3:00pm MDT

PURSUING YOUR DREAM OF BECOMING A FANTASY ILLUSTRATOR, WRITER, FILMMAKER
Up-and-coming writers, illustrators, and filmmakers discuss the challenges and opportunities, horrors and successes, of launching careers in fantasy.

Thursday July 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 151

3:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: ADRIENNE WILKINSON
Adrienne Wilkinson tells all the ins and outs about acting in "Andromeda" and voice acting work in "Stars Wars: Force Unleashed", "The Secret World: Issue 9 - The Black Signal", and "Star Wars: The Old Republic".

Thursday July 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Ballroom 2

3:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: DOUG JONES
The man of behind Pan, the Silver Surfer, Abe Sabien and The Faceless Man talks about his films and who inspires him.

Credits: Sons of Anarchy, Cruel Will, Kiss the Devil in the Dark, Love in the Time of Monsters, and much much more. 

Speakers
DJ

Doug Jones

The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

3:00pm MDT

STEVEN L. SEARS & PETER WACKS'S UPCOMING PROJECT
Join Steven L. Sears and Peter Wacks as they explain their new upcoming project!

Speakers
SL

Steven L. Sears

Steven L. Sears was born as the younger of two sons. His parents, Richard and Marian Sears, traveled frequently as Richard was a career soldier in the U.S. Army. Consequently, he and his brother Bruce had visited forty-eight states and fourteen countries before their middle teens... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

3:00pm MDT

TWILIGHT: LIFE WITH WEREWOLVES WITH TINSEL KOREY
How was working on three ultra-popular movies adapting three ultra-popular books? Tinsel talks about her process and experiences.

Speakers
TK

Tinsel Korey

Tinsel Korey is a Canadian actress/singer-songwriter who plays the beautifully scarred character in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Korey beat out 800 other actresses for the role of a lifetime - playing Sam Uley's fiancée and soul mate from the neighboring... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 250

3:00pm MDT

WOODCRAFT FOR PROP DESIGN
Join Johny and Mercedes, local cosplayers and prop makers, as they share their knowledge about building props out of wood and other materials. Have you looked at an epic sword in a game or movie and wonder about how to make it? Here is your chance to find out how to make a boring board into an awesome sword! We will be covering mostly wood craft techniques as well as other useful materials to create the best prop to wow the crowd.

Thursday July 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

3:10pm MDT

"LOTR" TRIO
Speakers
SA

Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award... Read More →
BB

Billy Boyd

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but... Read More →
JR

John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 3:10pm - 3:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

3:10pm MDT

ADAM BROWN
Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 3:10pm - 4:40pm MDT
Celeb Signing Area

3:15pm MDT

AMRITA ACHARIA
Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 3:15pm - 3:30pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

3:30pm MDT

SEAN ASTIN
Speakers
SA

Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 3:30pm - 4:10pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

3:30pm MDT

TSURO TOURNAMENT
$5 entry, winner gets a copy of Tsuro. Limit 32 players.

Thursday July 3, 2014 3:30pm - 6:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

3:45pm MDT

K.C. COLLINS
Speakers
KC

K.C. Collins

K.C. Collins was born as Christopher Carl Collins. He is known for his work on RoboCop (2014), Lost Girl (2010) and Bulletproof Monk (2003).


Thursday July 3, 2014 3:45pm - 4:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

3:45pm MDT

AMRITA ACHARIA
Thursday July 3, 2014 3:45pm - 6:00pm MDT
Celeb Signing Area

4:00pm MDT

4:00pm MDT

AUTHOR LISA MANGUM - THE BOOKS THAT INSPIRED ME TO WRITE

Award winning author Lisa Mangum, talks about what served as the muse for her four YA books including “The Houseglass Door,” trilogy.


Thursday July 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

4:00pm MDT

CHANCE THOMAS - MUSIC & COMPOSING SOUNDTRACKS FOR VIDEO GAMES
Chance Thomas, standing on a pile of soundtrack credits, explains what makes successful game soundtracks. 

Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

4:00pm MDT

FROM DISNEY PRINCESSES TO A GAME OF THRONES: HOW FANTASY HAS GROWN UP

For decades, society relegated fantasy to the realm of children.  Eventually fairy tales transitioned to adult entertainment.  Come join top genre experts as they discuss the evolution of a once occult story setting.  What had to change for people to take fantasy seriously?


Thursday July 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

4:00pm MDT

KID HISTORY
Youtube Sensation Kid History come to FantasyCon to discuss what makes them so different from everyone else. Join them in a Q&A and an exciting screening of some of the youtube videos that made them who they are.

Thursday July 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

4:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: MARK RYAN
Spotlight on Mark Ryan and his international career as an stage actor, screen actor, singer and director.

Credits: The Prestige, Charlie's Angels, Transformers (2007), and Black Sails. 

Speakers
MR

Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan has been combining his acting, singing, writing and Action Direction talents in an eclectic and successful international career ranging over 30 years. He is most well know for voicing multiple characters including Lockdown, Bumble Bee, and Jetfire in "Transformers" movies... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 250

4:00pm MDT

THE HILLYWOOD SHOW: HOW TO MAKE SCREEN ACCURATE COSPLAYS
Want some hot tips on how to dress up your Cosplay?   With over 100 million views, The Hillywood Show has cosplayed characters from The Hobbit, Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Doctor Who and more!  Everything from makeup, wigs, materials and fabrication, these two girls are one of YouTube's biggest channels that features outstanding cosplay in their parodies!  Learn how these girls create screen accurate costumes!


Thursday July 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 151

4:00pm MDT

VOICING VIDEO GAMES WITH CAS ANVAR, CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN AND CHRISTOPHER JUDGE
From exciting video games Deadspace, Skyrim and Assassin's Creed. FantasyCon brings you the three wonderful voice actors Cas Avnar, Christopher Judge and Claudia Christian in one panel to discuss what it is like to voice video games. 

Speakers
CJ

Christopher Judge

More recent works of Judge's include guest spots on Andromeda (2000) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004), the television movie Personal Effects (2005), and the films, Snow Dogs (2002) and A Dog's Breakfast (2007), the latter written and directed by fellow "Stargate" actor, David Hewlett.Judge... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Ballroom 2

4:00pm MDT

GAME DEMOS
TBD

Thursday July 3, 2014 4:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

4:15pm MDT

PAUL AMOS
Speakers
PA

Paul Amos

Paul is from the Welsh village Pencoed and went to the Welsh school Ysgol Gyfun Lanhari. He Studied acting at The National Youth Theatre Of Great Britain and the London Academy Of Music And Dramatic arts.


Thursday July 3, 2014 4:15pm - 4:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

4:15pm MDT

RACHEL SKARSTEN
Speakers
RS

Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten, six years her junior whom she regards as her best friend. At the age of nine, her father died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. Rachel... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 4:15pm - 4:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

4:30pm MDT

"LOST GIRL" COMBO
Speakers
PA

Paul Amos

Paul is from the Welsh village Pencoed and went to the Welsh school Ysgol Gyfun Lanhari. He Studied acting at The National Youth Theatre Of Great Britain and the London Academy Of Music And Dramatic arts.
KC

K.C. Collins

K.C. Collins was born as Christopher Carl Collins. He is known for his work on RoboCop (2014), Lost Girl (2010) and Bulletproof Monk (2003).
RS

Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten, six years her junior whom she regards as her best friend. At the age of nine, her father died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. Rachel... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 4:30pm - 4:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

4:30pm MDT

DOUG JONES
Speakers
DJ

Doug Jones

The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 4:30pm - 4:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

4:30pm MDT

GIANT TICKET TO RIDE
Limit 4 players per game, 30 minute play.

Thursday July 3, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

4:50pm MDT

KRIS HOLDEN-RIED
Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 4:50pm - 5:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

4:50pm MDT

KSENIA SOLO
Speakers

Thursday July 3, 2014 4:50pm - 5:10pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

5:00pm MDT

MIDDLE-EARTH KICKOFF WITH BILLY BOYD, MARK ORDESKY, GRAHAM McTAVISH JOHN CALLEN, KEN STOTT, SEAN ASTIN, SYLVESTER McCOY, WILLIAM KIRCHER, JED BROPHY, & MUCH MUCH MORE
The largest collection of middle-earth actors, artist, writers, and talent at any convention ever! Artists, musicians, writers, internet reporters and a Tolkien all take the state. Don't miss it!

Moderators
Speakers
DA

Doug Adams

Doug Adams is a music journalist and author. He is the author of The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films, a book about the music in The Lord of the Rings films.
SA

Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award... Read More →
BB

Billy Boyd

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but... Read More →
JB

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy was born in 1963. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and District 9 (2009).
JC

John Callen

John has worked for 40 years as a professional actor, director and writer in theatre, radio, film and television. He has performed in or directed more than 100 stage productions and more than two dozen television series, and narrated close to 150 documentaries.
PH

Peter Hambleton

Peter Hambleton is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and Adventurer (1987).
BJ

Badali Jewerly

About BadaliBadali Jewelry Specialties, Inc. is a family owned and operated company located in Layton, Utah. We pride ourselves on our quality customer service, our high quality hand crafted jewelry products and our unique jewelry designs. We currently produce thirty seven specialized... Read More →
WK

William Kircher

William Kircher graduated from NZ Drama School aged only 18, having lied about his age when applying two years before. He began a busy theatre career that has been interrupted by occasional screen acting roles, and later a move into behind the scenes work.
GM

Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish is a Scottish television, film, and voice actor. McTavish has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart, and Sisterhood. He also played the ill-tempered Mercenary Commander Lewis in Rambo alongside Sylvester... Read More →
JR

John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →
T

TheOneRing.net

Forged by and for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, TheOneRing (TORn) has been following the news of Middle-earth for 15 years, at the forefront of reporting and community building. With spies around the world and reporters on set of both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, they have grown a... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

5:00pm MDT

"MAGIC: THE GATHERING" MINI MASTERS
A 15$ entry is required. This game is single elimination. You will start with one pack of Theros, on your second round you will get Born of the Gods, 3rd round will receive Journey Into Nyx and repeated. Winner will get a box of Journey Into Nyx or may elect to get M15 when it releases. There will be no limit on players. 

Thursday July 3, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

5:20pm MDT

CHRISTOPHER JUDGE
Speakers
CJ

Christopher Judge

More recent works of Judge's include guest spots on Andromeda (2000) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004), the television movie Personal Effects (2005), and the films, Snow Dogs (2002) and A Dog's Breakfast (2007), the latter written and directed by fellow "Stargate" actor, David Hewlett.Judge... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 5:20pm - 5:35pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

5:20pm MDT

CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN

Thursday July 3, 2014 5:20pm - 5:35pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

6:00pm MDT

GETTING YOUR MOVIE MADE IN UTAH
Thursday July 3, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 251AB

6:00pm MDT

AHH!!! IT'S ATOMIC HYPE! WITH DESTINY NICKELSEN, LINDSAY ELYSE, MARTIN WONG, MONIKA LEE, RIKI LECOTEY, STELLA CHUU
Debuting at Fantasy-Con with a whole team. They tell you their stories of becoming established cosplayers, they will also open to answering questions from the audience. Join us and have a conversation with Destiny Nickelsen, Lindsay Elyse, Monika Lee, Riki Lecotey, Stella Chuu, and photographer Martin Wong.


Thursday July 3, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 250

6:00pm MDT

GREAT FEMALES IN FANTASY: WHAT MAKES CHARACTERS LIKE BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, HERMOINE GRANGER, AND EOWYN GREAT?
Females in Fantasy? You bet! And they're not just the damsel in distress anymore. Join five top fantasy authors to dissect and debate what makes characters like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hermoine Granger and Eowyn, some seriously fearless females You'll leave knowing what it takes to create strong-willed and self-empowered females in fantasy.

Thursday July 3, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 151

6:00pm MDT

ICELAND'S INFLUENCE ON FANTASY

Iceland's compelling landscape alone is enough to inspire fantasy writers, filmmakers, and other creatives. But did you know this country's Viking history, Icelandic Sagas, and unique culture influenced Jules Verne, J.R. R. Tolkien, George R. R. Martin, and others? Embark on this visual journey to find out more about the dragons, trolls, elves, and other beings that inspired works such as "Lord of the Rings", including the Huldufólk or "hidden people" many Icelanders still believe in to this day. You may find yourself inspired to plan your own inspiring adventure to the Land of Fire and Ice!


Thursday July 3, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

6:00pm MDT

THE BRUTE SQUAD
Come talk about the making of Relic: Soul of Fire, and the other awesome videos that the Brute Squad have done!

Speakers
CD

Chris Doucet

Music Composer
GJ

Greg Johnson

Director / Producer
NL

Neil Larson

Producer
JP

Jake Proctor

Sound Designer / Mixer


Thursday July 3, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

6:00pm MDT

THE EPICNESS OF CLASSIC FANTASY (AND SCI-FI)

The saying goes, “There's no school like the old school,” and it's so true for fantasy books and movies. Disagree? Bring it on! Panelists and audience members compare, contrast, and duel their favorite works in this lively session.



Thursday July 3, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

6:00pm MDT

SETTLERS OF CATAN TOURNAMENT
$5 entry, winner gets a copy of the Catan of their choice. Limit 16 players.

Thursday July 3, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

6:15pm MDT

FILMQUEST AND FANTASY CON PRESENT TROLL 2 - MOVIE SCREENING
With cast and crew on hand, FilmQuest and FantasyCon air the crowd favorite and made-in-Utah film "Troll 2." Thought by some to be among the worst film ever made, while also being the very favorite film of others, and subject of the documentary "Best Worst Movie," it has a loyal following of fans everywhere. Covered extensively by newsoutlets like Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, MSN, CNN, Wired and every local news station, watch the movie that amazed us all.  Afterwards, its is your chance to ask the cast about thier experiences and favorite moments from "Troll 2."

Thursday July 3, 2014 6:15pm - 7:45pm MDT
Main Ballroom

6:30pm MDT

GIANT SETTLERS OF CATAN
Limit 4 players per game, 30 minute play.

Thursday July 3, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

7:45pm MDT

TROLL 2 - POST FILM CAST DISCUSSION
The cast are all on hand to rejoice, talk to fans and media about "Troll 2" with questions and responses from the audiences.

Thursday July 3, 2014 7:45pm - 8:30pm MDT
Main Ballroom

8:30pm MDT

RED PARTY
Summer Is Coming! (So is Winter eventually) Not as deadly as a Red Wedding, but twice as fun, join us for the "Game of Thrones" themed RED PARTY! Music and festivities, no dire wolves but bring your finest costumes, especially with Westeroes themes or just wear your regulation party gear and dance the night away.

Moderators
Thursday July 3, 2014 8:30pm - 11:30pm MDT
Ballroom 2
 
Friday, July 4
 

7:30am MDT

FANTASYCON PARADE STAGING
We will start staging at 7:30 am. Please arrive as close to 7:30 am as possible.
- If you have a vehicle, you MUST be in the staging area by 8:00 am. If you are a walking group, you MUST be in the staging area by 8:10 am. *If you are not in the staging area by the allotted time, you will NOT be able to participate in the parade!  
- You will only be allowed to drive up/down 50 North until 8:00 am. 
The staging will take place in the North-West corner of the parking lot on the corner of 50 North and 500 West. 
- Check-in will be at the staging area. Please send ONE person to check-in as soon as every member of your group has arrived in the staging area. 


Friday July 4, 2014 7:30am - 8:15am MDT
Gateway Mall

8:30am MDT

FANTASYCON PARADE
FantasyCon presents an amazing parade of magical proportions with local cosplay groups and some of FantasyCon's own volunteers, preformers, and much much more! And the best part is the fact that it is totally free!

Come watch, we will be marching down Rio Grande Street, then turn up 200 S. and finish the Salt Palace doors. 

Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am MDT
Gateway Mall

9:30am MDT

GIANT ESCAPE
Limit 4 players per game, 20 minute play.

Friday July 4, 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

9:30am MDT

"MAGIC: THE GATHERING" MINI MASTERS
$5 entry, single-elimination, 3 round maximum. Starts with Theros, 2nd round Born of the Gods, 3rd round Journey Into Nyx. No limit on players.

Friday July 4, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

10:00am MDT

ADAM BROWN
Friday July 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:10am MDT
Celeb Signing Area

11:00am MDT

RAY HARRYHAUSEN: THE MASTER
Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 251AB

11:00am MDT

JIMMY CHUNGA PODGOBLIN PODCAST
Chunga and the podcast crew talk supernatural at FantasyCon with FantasyCon as both audience and participants by providing questions on the topics at hand. 

Friday July 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Ballroom 2

11:00am MDT

DRAGONS: WHY ARE THEY STILL POPULAR?
From movies like  How to Train Your Dragon, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones: Dragons, their place in popular culture, and why some see dragons as evil creatures, and some see them as protectors.

Friday July 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 150 G

11:00am MDT

LIVE ACTION MEDIEVAL COMBAT, AN OVERVIEW OF LARPING IN UTAH
Find out all about Live Acting Role Play from the experts of ULA. They will tell you all about how to find your place and get started in a passionate and exciting pastime.

Friday July 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 250

11:00am MDT

LOVECRAFT TO ROWLING: HOW OUR UPBRINGING AFFECTS OUR STORY
How our upbringing defines our story with examples ranging from diverse sources such as H.P. Lovecraft to J.K. Rowling.

Friday July 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 150 ABC

11:00am MDT

MASTERWORK ARTIST: HOWARD LYON
The amazing Howard Lyon talks about his work, his beginning and his technique.

Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 150 DEF

11:00am MDT

SPOTLIGHT: JOHN RHYS-DAVIES
John Rhys-Davies Spolight on his amazing career in "Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989)

Speakers
JR

John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Main Ballroom

11:00am MDT

THE CORNETTO TRILOGY - A MASTERPIECE: SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ & THE WORLD'S END
A masterpiece: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End three movies in The Cornetto Trilogy directed by Edgar Wright with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. We examine their themes, their ties and why they are locked together. (Note: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are not attending or speaking at this panel.)

Friday July 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 151

11:20am MDT

ADAM BROWN
Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 11:20am - 11:35am MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

11:40am MDT

WILLIAM KIRCHER
Speakers
WK

William Kircher

William Kircher graduated from NZ Drama School aged only 18, having lied about his age when applying two years before. He began a busy theatre career that has been interrupted by occasional screen acting roles, and later a move into behind the scenes work.


Friday July 4, 2014 11:40am - 12:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

11:40am MDT

ADAM BROWN
Moderators
Friday July 4, 2014 11:40am - 12:20pm MDT
Celeb Signing Area

12:00pm MDT

SEAN ASTIN
Speakers
SA

Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:00pm MDT

ART IN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM - CHRISTOPHE VACHE
Masterwork artist Christophe Vache shares his experiences working on and with Animated Features with work on films such as Enchanted, 9, Flushed Away, Tarzan, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and many more

Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 251AB

12:00pm MDT

CAPES, CLOAKS & MANTLES
Quick and easy costumes, how to make them to enhance your costume experience.

Friday July 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

12:00pm MDT

FANTASY & HORROR ON TV
The big picture from the small screen. Discuss fantasy and horror on tv.

Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

12:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: ROSE McGOWAN
Success in Television (Charmed, Once Upon A Time) and at the cinema (Planet Terror, Scream) while supporting independent cinema and consistently making great artistic choices and those lists in magazines, a look at the life and art of Rose McGowen.

Speakers
RM

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan is an American actress and director, known for her contribution to independent film. Born on September 5, 1973 to Terri and Daniel McGowan (of French and Irish origin, respectively), Rose Arianna McGowan is the second eldest of six siblings. She was raised within the... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

12:00pm MDT

THEONERING.NET: DINOS VS. MIDDLE-EARTH: TOLKIEN & THE FOSSIL RECORD
A lively discussion about the mythical beasts in "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" and what their true-life  counterparts are. How do fell beasts and oliphaunts compare to dinosaurs and mammoths? Panelists include world renown paleontologist Dr Robert Bakker, Matthew T. Mossbrucker,  Curator of the Morrison Natural History Museum, along with the owner of  the famous Best Western Denver Southwest “Dino Hotel.”  Greg Tally. Presented by TheOneRing.net

Speakers
T

TheOneRing.net

Forged by and for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, TheOneRing (TORn) has been following the news of Middle-earth for 15 years, at the forefront of reporting and community building. With spies around the world and reporters on set of both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, they have grown a... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 151

12:00pm MDT

TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING
The strange new world of Transmedia, and how it has become a more vital element in the biggest games of our time. Learn from the man who knows: With over 15 years designing games, Cameron Dayton, Senior World Builder and Story Developer with Blizzard Entertainment with work on World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diable, we explore new frontiers in games, marketing and film.

Friday July 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 250

12:00pm MDT

YOUTH COSPLAY SIGN UPS/CONTEST
Get your little one entered in the Youth Cosplay event!

Friday July 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

12:00pm MDT

GAME DEMOS
TBD

Friday July 4, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

12:10pm MDT

SYLVESTER MCCOY
Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 12:10pm - 12:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:30pm MDT

CHRISTOPHER JUDGE
Speakers
CJ

Christopher Judge

More recent works of Judge's include guest spots on Andromeda (2000) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004), the television movie Personal Effects (2005), and the films, Snow Dogs (2002) and A Dog's Breakfast (2007), the latter written and directed by fellow "Stargate" actor, David Hewlett.Judge... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

12:30pm MDT

MIDDLE-EARTH COMBO
Speakers
SA

Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award... Read More →
BB

Billy Boyd

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but... Read More →
JB

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy was born in 1963. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and District 9 (2009).
JC

John Callen

John has worked for 40 years as a professional actor, director and writer in theatre, radio, film and television. He has performed in or directed more than 100 stage productions and more than two dozen television series, and narrated close to 150 documentaries.
PH

Peter Hambleton

Peter Hambleton is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and Adventurer (1987).
WK

William Kircher

William Kircher graduated from NZ Drama School aged only 18, having lied about his age when applying two years before. He began a busy theatre career that has been interrupted by occasional screen acting roles, and later a move into behind the scenes work.
GM

Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish is a Scottish television, film, and voice actor. McTavish has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart, and Sisterhood. He also played the ill-tempered Mercenary Commander Lewis in Rambo alongside Sylvester... Read More →
JR

John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:30pm MDT

GIANT TSURO
Limit 8 players per game, 30 minute play.

Friday July 4, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

12:50pm MDT

JOHN RHYS-DAVIES
Speakers
JR

John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 12:50pm - 1:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:50pm MDT

JOHN RHYS-DAVIES
Speakers
JR

John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 12:50pm - 1:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:50pm MDT

BILLY BOYD
Speakers
BB

Billy Boyd

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 12:50pm - 1:10pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

1:00pm MDT

ATOMIC HYPE! DESTROYING THE ILLUSION OF COSPLAY WITH DESTINY NICKELSEN, LINDSAY ELYSE, MARTIN WONG, MONIKA LEE, RIKI LECOTEY, STELLA CHUU
Debuting at Fantasy-Con with a whole team. They tell you their stories of becoming established cosplayers, they will also open to answering questions from the audience. Join us and have a conversation with Destiny Nickelsen, Lindsay Elyse, Monika Lee, Riki Lecotey, Stella Chuu, and photographer Martin Wong.


Friday July 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 250

1:00pm MDT

COMIC BOOKS ARE GOOD FOR KIDS' BRAINS!
Misperceptions about the effect that comics have on a child’s mind go way back to the days when the comic genre was brand new. But even the U.S. Senate hearings of the 1940’s were unable to prove a negative impact on children. Today a growing body of research suggests that not only are comics and graphic novels entertaining, but they actually help children learn to read.

Friday July 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

1:00pm MDT

FROM A TO XENA WITH ADRIENNE WILKINSON, RENNE O'CONNOR, STEVEN L. SEARS
We have Xtreme amounts of Xena with actress Renee O’Connor, actress Andrienne Wilkinson and series writer Steven L. Sears talk about the series and their roles in the landmark fantasy television series that helped shape popular television culture.

Speakers
RO

Renee O'Connor

Renée O'Connor was born in Houston, Texas, to Walter and Sandra O'Connor (now Wilson), and raised in Katy, a Houston suburb. She attended Taylor High School and the Houston High School of Visual and Performing Arts. Renée has one older brother, Chris.
SL

Steven L. Sears

Steven L. Sears was born as the younger of two sons. His parents, Richard and Marian Sears, traveled frequently as Richard was a career soldier in the U.S. Army. Consequently, he and his brother Bruce had visited forty-eight states and fourteen countries before their middle teens... Read More →
AW

Adrienne Wilkinson

This blue-eyed beauty was born in Missouri. She started taking dance classes at the age of two, and was performing in recitals and on stage almost immediately. Her pursuit of dance continued through high school with various dance classes and companies.


Friday July 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

1:00pm MDT

LOST GIRL: IT'S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS WITH KSENIA SOLO,KRIS HOLDEN-RIED, RACHEL SKARSTEN, K.C. COLLINS, & PAUL AMOS
Join the Lost Girl cast, K.C. Collins, Paul Amos, Ksenia Solo and Rachel Skarsten to talk about the supernatural crime drama, romance, love triangles and more!

Speakers
PA

Paul Amos

Paul is from the Welsh village Pencoed and went to the Welsh school Ysgol Gyfun Lanhari. He Studied acting at The National Youth Theatre Of Great Britain and the London Academy Of Music And Dramatic arts.
KC

K.C. Collins

K.C. Collins was born as Christopher Carl Collins. He is known for his work on RoboCop (2014), Lost Girl (2010) and Bulletproof Monk (2003).
RS

Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten, six years her junior whom she regards as her best friend. At the age of nine, her father died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. Rachel... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Ballroom 2

1:00pm MDT

MASTERWORK ARTIST SPOTLIGHT WITH HEATHER THEURER
The incredible works and talents of Heather Theurer. Q&A with the artist.

Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

1:00pm MDT

THEONERING.NET: THE LEGACY OF TOLKIEN
J.R.R. Tolkien has left his mark on all the world with his writings and the many things he influenced. Join us for a discussion about his legacy in music, books, games and the very fabric of our imaginations. With Doug Adams, Clifford Broadway, Larry D. Curtis and John Tedeshi.

Friday July 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 151

1:00pm MDT

PETER BEAGLE: THE LAST UNICORN
Peter Beagle talks about his seminal film and book "The Last Unicorn."

Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Room 251AB

1:00pm MDT

"MAGIC: THE GATHERING" BOOSTER DRAFT
$15 entry, Swiss. Win one pack per win, winner gets an extra pack. Theros block. No limit on players.

Friday July 4, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

1:10pm MDT

KEN STOTT
Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 1:10pm - 1:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

1:15pm MDT

TINSEL KOREY
Speakers
TK

Tinsel Korey

Tinsel Korey is a Canadian actress/singer-songwriter who plays the beautifully scarred character in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Korey beat out 800 other actresses for the role of a lifetime - playing Sam Uley's fiancée and soul mate from the neighboring... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 1:15pm - 1:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

1:30pm MDT

PETER HAMBLETON
Speakers
PH

Peter Hambleton

Peter Hambleton is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and Adventurer (1987).


Friday July 4, 2014 1:30pm - 1:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

1:30pm MDT

CREATOR'S COSPLAY - PRE JUDGING
Creator's Cosplay Pre Judging. Walk-in's are welcome is space is available.

Friday July 4, 2014 1:30pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

1:50pm MDT

GRAHAM MCTAVISH
Friday July 4, 2014 1:50pm - 2:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

1:50pm MDT

JED BROPHY
Speakers
JB

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy was born in 1963. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and District 9 (2009).


Friday July 4, 2014 1:50pm - 2:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

2:00pm MDT

DOUG JONES THE CRAFT OF FANTASY ACTING
Doug Jones with many credits to his name including with director Guillermo del Toro on the Hellboy Series, "Pan's Labryrinth", and now "The Strain". He is here to tell us about acting in those roles and his countless other characters where he made the fantastic real in movies, video games, web series and how to create a character without using words.

Speakers
DJ

Doug Jones

The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 250

2:00pm MDT

HOBBIT FANS EXTENDED EDITION LIVE JOHN CALLEN, ADAM BROWN, KEN STOTT
Was your favorite scene cut from The Hobbit films? These three incredible talents will do some Q&A, talk about and create some missing scenes with the audience, making a LIVE Extended Edition as directors and actors. Throw in some stories from Peter Jackson's set and this may be the shortest 50 minutes ever.

Speakers
JC

John Callen

John has worked for 40 years as a professional actor, director and writer in theatre, radio, film and television. He has performed in or directed more than 100 stage productions and more than two dozen television series, and narrated close to 150 documentaries.


Friday July 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

2:00pm MDT

MAKING A COSTUME THAT FITS
Learn how to create a basic sewing pattern for yourself, with a live demonstration, and how to use it to draft patterns for costumes that will fit!

Friday July 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

2:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: CHRISTOPHER JUDGE
Writer, director, actor, and voice actor Christopher Judge spotlight. We explore the depths of his talent in various mediums. He is known for voice Magneto in "X-Men Evolutions", D-Mob in "Def Jams", and acting such role in "Freedom", "Sirens", "Masters of the Universe vs. The Snake Men", "Andromeda", and of course "Stargate"

Speakers
CJ

Christopher Judge

More recent works of Judge's include guest spots on Andromeda (2000) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004), the television movie Personal Effects (2005), and the films, Snow Dogs (2002) and A Dog's Breakfast (2007), the latter written and directed by fellow "Stargate" actor, David Hewlett.Judge... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 151

2:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN
Spolight on the beautiful and talented Claudia Christian to talk about her acting career in films and tv shows such as "Bablyon 5" and "Atlantis the Lost Empire." She also has extensive character work on games including multiple voices in "Skyrim," including Aela the Huntress!


Friday July 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Ballroom 2

2:00pm MDT

STEAMPUNK 101
An introduction to the makers’ society known as Steampunk. An introduction to what its all about and where to go to learn more. Q&A. 

Friday July 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

2:00pm MDT

DOMINION TOURNAMENT
$5 entry, winner gets a copy of the Dominion of their choice. Limit 16 players.

Friday July 4, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

2:00pm MDT

SUMMER GLAU
Speakers
SG

Summer Glau

Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel (1999). She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly (2002) and is now in the movie Serenity (2005).


Friday July 4, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Photo Booth 3 (Drifter Woods)

2:10pm MDT

CAS ANVAR
Speakers
CA

Cas Anvar

Cas Anvar is a versatile and exciting actor that has performed in over 50 major roles in both film and television. Most recently, Anvar appeared in the critically acclaimed Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal and Syfy Channel's Neverland.Anvar's extensive list of credits includes appearances... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 2:10pm - 2:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

2:10pm MDT

MARK RYAN
Speakers
MR

Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan has been combining his acting, singing, writing and Action Direction talents in an eclectic and successful international career ranging over 30 years. He is most well know for voicing multiple characters including Lockdown, Bumble Bee, and Jetfire in "Transformers" movies... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 2:10pm - 2:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

2:30pm MDT

AMRITA ACHARIA
Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

2:30pm MDT

JOSEPH GATT
Speakers
JG

Joseph Gatt

Born and raised in London. Gatt first got the acting bug when his Maltese parents took him to see Star Wars at the age of 8 and he decided to be Han Solo when he was older. He began his professional training at Sylvia Young Theater School and then followed that with a 3 year acting... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

2:30pm MDT

GIANT CHESS
Limit 4 players per game (teams of 2), 30 minute play.

Friday July 4, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

2:45pm MDT

KSENIA SOLO
Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 2:45pm - 3:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

2:45pm MDT

RACHEL SKARSTEN
Speakers
RS

Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten, six years her junior whom she regards as her best friend. At the age of nine, her father died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. Rachel... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 2:45pm - 3:10pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

3:00pm MDT

THE HILLYWOOD SHOW: SECRETS TO GET HIGH PRODUCTION VALUE ON A LOW BUDGET
Have big dreams to create a big production but don't know how to execute them on your tight budget?  Join The Hillywood Show as they reveal their secrets on how they create set designs, props, and costumes.  With minimal funds, The Hillywood Show has gained over 100 million views on their YouTube channel and have recreated sets such as a Hobbit Hole, the TARDIS, a Pirate Ship and more! 


Friday July 4, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 251AB

3:00pm MDT

ACTING TIPS & TRICKS WITH MARK RYAN: FROM THE STAGE TO THE SILVER SCREEN
With over 30 years of his international career in singing, acting, voice acting and directing Mark Ryan is here to tell you all about it. With his experience in acting on stage in Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit "Evita" and his film and tv career "The Prestige", "Robin Of Sherwood", "Black Sails" and "Transformers".

Speakers
MR

Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan has been combining his acting, singing, writing and Action Direction talents in an eclectic and successful international career ranging over 30 years. He is most well know for voicing multiple characters including Lockdown, Bumble Bee, and Jetfire in "Transformers" movies... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 250

3:00pm MDT

CHARACTER CREATION: EXPRESS YOURSELF!
Within the world of self creation cosplaying, this portion of the process often gets lost and can truly be the icing on the cake of an amazing costume. Embark on the journey of discovering who you are...and who you -can- be!

Friday July 4, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

3:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: SUMMER GLAU
Summer Glau spolight! Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel (1999). She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly (2002) and is now in the movie Serenity (2005).

Speakers
SG

Summer Glau

Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel (1999). She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly (2002) and is now in the movie Serenity (2005).


Friday July 4, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

3:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: SYLVESTER McCOY
Spotiight on Sylvester McCoy's acting career in "Doctor Who" and "Hobbit", many stages plays that include "The Government Inspector", "The Invisible Man", and "Zorro: The Musical"

Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Ballroom 2

3:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: TINSEL KOREY
Tinsel Korey is here to share all about her work in the famous "Twilight Saga", "Blackstone" tv series, "Black Forest" tv movie, "Sanctuary" tv series, and voice acting work in "Star Wars: The Old Republic" video game and also as her work as a singer/songwriter with her EP titled "Seize the Day"

 

Speakers
TK

Tinsel Korey

Tinsel Korey is a Canadian actress/singer-songwriter who plays the beautifully scarred character in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Korey beat out 800 other actresses for the role of a lifetime - playing Sam Uley's fiancée and soul mate from the neighboring... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 151

3:00pm MDT

STEPHEN KING'S DARK TOWER
Why is the dark fantasy that is a lynchpin for all of King’s work so under-appreciated, even by hardcore King fans?  What is the latest rumors with the movie adaptation and can it successfully be translated to the large or small screen?

Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

3:00pm MDT

ROSE McGOWAN
Friday July 4, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Photo Booth 3 (Drifter Woods)

3:10pm MDT

LOST GIRL COMBO
Speakers
PA

Paul Amos

Paul is from the Welsh village Pencoed and went to the Welsh school Ysgol Gyfun Lanhari. He Studied acting at The National Youth Theatre Of Great Britain and the London Academy Of Music And Dramatic arts.
KC

K.C. Collins

K.C. Collins was born as Christopher Carl Collins. He is known for his work on RoboCop (2014), Lost Girl (2010) and Bulletproof Monk (2003).
RS

Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten, six years her junior whom she regards as her best friend. At the age of nine, her father died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. Rachel... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 3:10pm - 3:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

3:15pm MDT

ADAM BROWN
Friday July 4, 2014 3:15pm - 6:00pm MDT
Celeb Signing Area

3:30pm MDT

PAUL AMOS
Speakers
PA

Paul Amos

Paul is from the Welsh village Pencoed and went to the Welsh school Ysgol Gyfun Lanhari. He Studied acting at The National Youth Theatre Of Great Britain and the London Academy Of Music And Dramatic arts.


Friday July 4, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

3:30pm MDT

K.C. COLLINS
Speakers
KC

K.C. Collins

K.C. Collins was born as Christopher Carl Collins. He is known for his work on RoboCop (2014), Lost Girl (2010) and Bulletproof Monk (2003).


Friday July 4, 2014 3:30pm - 4:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

3:30pm MDT

TICKET TO RIDE TOURNAMENT
$5 entry, winner gets a copy of the Ticket to Ride of their choice. Limit 16 players.

Friday July 4, 2014 3:30pm - 6:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

3:50pm MDT

DOUG JONES
Speakers
DJ

Doug Jones

The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 3:50pm - 4:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

3:50pm MDT

KRIS HOLDEN-RIED
Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 3:50pm - 4:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

4:00pm MDT

THE STORY OF FILMQUEST
Friday July 4, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 251AB

4:00pm MDT

"BUT GET THIS!" - SUPERNATURAL FANDOM PANEL
 How good of a hunter are you? An in-depth discussion of the hit TV series with games, trivia, a Q&A and features for the best costume. Clips, improv and fun!

Friday July 4, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 250

4:00pm MDT

INTRO TO LEATHERWORK

The costuming and hobby features of leatherwork with how-to, master pieces on display and a surprise (or two)


Friday July 4, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

4:00pm MDT

MEET THE 501ST: GIVE YOURSELF... TO THE DARKSIDE
Begin your journey towards the dark side with the 501st Legion, the world's definitive Imperial Star Wars costuming organization.  Face Lord Vader and other from the galactic Empire as they relate the virtues behind their vices and prove that bad guys can do good things!  This is your chance to meet the men and women behind the masks…and live to tell about it!  The world renown 501st has enchanted millions of fans across the globe.  It’s your turn to experience the power of the dark side!  After all, “it is your des-tin-y!” 

Friday July 4, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

4:00pm MDT

MUSIC OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS - DOUG ADAMS
Author Doug Adams uses music, images and his own wisdom to open your eyes about Howard Shore’s soundtrack. You only thought you loved it before.

Friday July 4, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 151

4:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: BRANDON SANDERSON

Brandon Sanderson is an American writer. He is best known for his "Mistborn" series and finishing Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series "The Wheel of Time". Sanderson published "The Way of Kings", the first book in a ten book series called "The Stormlight Archive"


Speakers
BS

Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson (born December 19, 1975) is an American writer. He is best known for his Mistborn series and his work in finishing Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time. In 2010, Sanderson published The Way of Kings, the first book in a ten book series called The... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Ballroom 2

4:00pm MDT

THE FELLOWSHIP REVISITED WITH BILLY BOYD & SEAN ASTIN
Sean Astin and Billy Boyd revisit cinematic history to discuss those unprecedented years working on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy with these two featured as part of the Fellowship of actors.

Speakers
SA

Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award... Read More →
BB

Billy Boyd

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

4:00pm MDT

GAME DEMOS
TBD

Friday July 4, 2014 4:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

4:10pm MDT

ADRIENNE WILKINSON
Speakers
AW

Adrienne Wilkinson

This blue-eyed beauty was born in Missouri. She started taking dance classes at the age of two, and was performing in recitals and on stage almost immediately. Her pursuit of dance continued through high school with various dance classes and companies.


Friday July 4, 2014 4:10pm - 4:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

4:10pm MDT

RENEE O'CONNOR
Speakers
RO

Renee O'Connor

Renée O'Connor was born in Houston, Texas, to Walter and Sandra O'Connor (now Wilson), and raised in Katy, a Houston suburb. She attended Taylor High School and the Houston High School of Visual and Performing Arts. Renée has one older brother, Chris.


Friday July 4, 2014 4:10pm - 4:55pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

4:10pm MDT

RENEE O'CONNOR
Speakers
RO

Renee O'Connor

Renée O'Connor was born in Houston, Texas, to Walter and Sandra O'Connor (now Wilson), and raised in Katy, a Houston suburb. She attended Taylor High School and the Houston High School of Visual and Performing Arts. Renée has one older brother, Chris.


Friday July 4, 2014 4:10pm - 4:55pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

4:30pm MDT

CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN

Friday July 4, 2014 4:30pm - 4:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

4:30pm MDT

GIANT SETTLERS OF CATAN
Limit 4 players per game, 30 minute play.

Friday July 4, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

4:50pm MDT

JOHN CALLEN
Speakers
JC

John Callen

John has worked for 40 years as a professional actor, director and writer in theatre, radio, film and television. He has performed in or directed more than 100 stage productions and more than two dozen television series, and narrated close to 150 documentaries.


Friday July 4, 2014 4:50pm - 5:05pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

5:00pm MDT

5:00pm MDT

GAME OF THRONES: LIFE ON THE OUTSKRITS OF WESTEROS AMRITA ACHARIA & MORE
Life on the outskirts with Amrita Acharia and Joseph Gatt about life off the Westeroes map and with HBO off the regular television map.

Speakers
JG

Joseph Gatt

Born and raised in London. Gatt first got the acting bug when his Maltese parents took him to see Star Wars at the age of 8 and he decided to be Han Solo when he was older. He began his professional training at Sylvia Young Theater School and then followed that with a 3 year acting... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

5:00pm MDT

HOBBIT DWARVEN BOOTCAMP WITH GRAHAM McTAVISH, JED BROPHY, WILLIAM KIRCHER, PETER HAMBLETON
Jed Brophy, William Kircher and Graham McTavish return to dwarves and battle training to teach audience members what it means to be a dwarf with Q&A.

Speakers
JB

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy was born in 1963. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and District 9 (2009).
PH

Peter Hambleton

Peter Hambleton is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and Adventurer (1987).
WK

William Kircher

William Kircher graduated from NZ Drama School aged only 18, having lied about his age when applying two years before. He began a busy theatre career that has been interrupted by occasional screen acting roles, and later a move into behind the scenes work.
GM

Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish is a Scottish television, film, and voice actor. McTavish has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart, and Sisterhood. He also played the ill-tempered Mercenary Commander Lewis in Rambo alongside Sylvester... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

5:00pm MDT

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE WITH SPECULATIVE FICTION
Why our society benefits from fantasy literature and movies. Ludicrously fun and lively with audience participation.

Friday July 4, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

5:00pm MDT

SNEAKY ZEBRA
The very flexible adaptive team making the YouTube videos you love as part of The Nerdist Alliance extended family.  How and why they do it.

Friday July 4, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Room 250

5:00pm MDT

TV SERIES: NOBILITY - CAST & CREATOR OF THE SCI-FI WITH CAS ANVAR, E.J DE LA PENA, ADRIENNE WILKINSON, DOUG JONES
Join cast members Cas Anvar and others from the in-development series to get a sneak preview of exciting sci-fi excellence. 

Speakers
CA

Cas Anvar

Cas Anvar is a versatile and exciting actor that has performed in over 50 major roles in both film and television. Most recently, Anvar appeared in the critically acclaimed Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal and Syfy Channel's Neverland.Anvar's extensive list of credits includes appearances... Read More →
DJ

Doug Jones

The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications... Read More →
AW

Adrienne Wilkinson

This blue-eyed beauty was born in Missouri. She started taking dance classes at the age of two, and was performing in recitals and on stage almost immediately. Her pursuit of dance continued through high school with various dance classes and companies.


Friday July 4, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Room 151

5:00pm MDT

JOHN RHYS-DAVIES
Speakers
JR

John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

5:00pm MDT

CREATOR'S COSPLAY CONTEST
Creator's Cosplay Contest. Come see your fellow cosplayers compete.

Friday July 4, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm MDT
Ballroom 2

5:00pm MDT

"MAGIC: THE GATHERING" FNM
$5 Standard, 3 rounds, win a pack per round won. $15 draft, Theros block, win a pack per round won. No limit on players.

Friday July 4, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

5:10pm MDT

BILLY BOYD
Speakers
BB

Billy Boyd

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 5:10pm - 6:00pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

6:00pm MDT

6:00pm MDT

DUNGEON CRAWLERS LIVE BROADCASTING!
Join the awesome Dungeon Crawlers for their weekly broadcast and be apart of it!
TBA

Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

6:00pm MDT

INTERACTIVE GAME - CHOOSE YOUR OWN APOCOLYPSE
The fate of the world hangs in the balance as three dark forces rise to destroy everything.  Join this audience participation game and help choose the doom that will finally claim the earth.  As the game progresses, the audience gradually takes control by choosing which of the panelists creates the most unavoidable chaos.  Don't miss your chance to take part in the glorious destruction!

Friday July 4, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 250

6:00pm MDT

CONTEMPORARY FANTASY: THE MAGIC OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW
Familiar settings and secrets mark the key features of Urban Fantasy. From Harry Potter to Percy Jackson, Dracula to Men in Black, how has fantasy evolved into this new and familiar realm of the every day. Can we still call it fantasy?

Friday July 4, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

6:00pm MDT

DRAGONS IN MYTH, FILM, LITERATURE & LEGEND
Dragons are the most iconic monsters of all time and have fascinated us for millennia. Explore the origin of dragons with our expert panel as they discuss ancient and modern representations of the world’s most famous beast. Moderated by Iron Dragon Series author Paul Genesse, author and game designer Robert Defendi, and Daniel Swenson of Dungeon Crawlers radio.

Speakers

Friday July 4, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

6:00pm MDT

FORGING THE ONE RING WITH BADALI JEWELRY
The amazing Utah company Badali Jewelry, who holds the book license to make The One Ring, shows us the exact craft and artistry they put into making the precious ring that rules them all from start to finish. Luckily this exciting adventure doesn't have Sauron's dark magic.

Moderators
BJ

Badali Jewerly

About BadaliBadali Jewelry Specialties, Inc. is a family owned and operated company located in Layton, Utah. We pride ourselves on our quality customer service, our high quality hand crafted jewelry products and our unique jewelry designs. We currently produce thirty seven specialized... Read More →

Friday July 4, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 151

6:00pm MDT

SETTLERS OF CATAN TOURNAMENT
$5 entry, winner gets a copy of the Catan of their choice. Limit 16 players.

Friday July 4, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

6:30pm MDT

GIANT TICKET TO RIDE
Limit 4 players per game, 30 minute play.

Friday July 4, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)
 
Saturday, July 5
 

9:30am MDT

GIANT ESCAPE
Limit 4 players per game, 20 minute play.

Saturday July 5, 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

10:00am MDT

JOHN RHYS-DAVIES
Speakers
JR

John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 10:00am - 10:25am MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

10:00am MDT

MARK SHEPPARD
Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 10:00am - 10:40am MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

10:00am MDT

DOMINION
TBA

Speakers
RR

Russ Regan

Russ Regan (born Harold Rustigan) is a long-time record executive who was President of both UNI Records and 20th Century Records. Regan also worked at Motown among other companies and the musical recordings he has been involved with during his career have reportedly achieved sales... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Room 251AB

10:00am MDT

THE GEEK REPORT TV SHOW LIVE BROADCAST WITH Q&A
The Geek Report with Steven Heumann is the only geek show on TV that brings you the newest comic book, movie, gaming, and tech news, with the guests you want to hear from. Join us for a live broadcast of the show to be aired on the CW with all the news, commentary, and laughs you've come to expect. Be a member of our audience and get an up-close look at the inner workings of a live television show, followed by a question and answer session with the cast. Be a part of Fantasy Con history as a full TV show is shot and aired LIVE from the event!

Saturday July 5, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Room 250

10:00am MDT

MASTERWORK ARIST: SPOTLIGHT ON DONATO GIANCOLA
One of the masters of Fantasy art explains his work, his emotional connection and his process on works spanning fantasy from Game of Thrones and Middle Earth. Images, words, Q&A.

Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Room 150 G

10:00am MDT

SPOTLIGHT: BILLY BOYD
A very exciting spotlight on the 6 time award winning and 5 time nominated actor Billy Boyd who has been in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World", "Moby Dick" tv series, and the "Empty" tv series.

****If you are already wristbanded, we are allowing spectators to line up early outside of the main ballroom for VIP at 9:00AM, general admission 9:30AM. 

Saturday July 5, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Main Ballroom

10:00am MDT

STARGATE'S TEAL'C: CHRISTOPHER JUDGE
Stargate is an amazing adventure military science fiction that has spanned into various types of media including film, tv, video games, comics, and literature. We dive head first into the Stargate World with Teal'c and the actor who played him, Christopher Judge, to learn all the ins and outs of his part in making this fantastic franchise.

Speakers
CJ

Christopher Judge

More recent works of Judge's include guest spots on Andromeda (2000) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004), the television movie Personal Effects (2005), and the films, Snow Dogs (2002) and A Dog's Breakfast (2007), the latter written and directed by fellow "Stargate" actor, David Hewlett.Judge... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Room 151

10:00am MDT

TOO MANY LEGS ANIMATION
Come here to see what the local Emmy nominated animation studio is up to next! Join the discussion about fantasy in animation and pitching cartoons to major studios.

Saturday July 5, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Room 150 DEF

10:40am MDT

GRAHAM MCTAVISH
Speakers
GM

Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish is a Scottish television, film, and voice actor. McTavish has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart, and Sisterhood. He also played the ill-tempered Mercenary Commander Lewis in Rambo alongside Sylvester... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 10:40am - 10:55am MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

10:45am MDT

John Callen
Speakers
JC

John Callen

John has worked for 40 years as a professional actor, director and writer in theatre, radio, film and television. He has performed in or directed more than 100 stage productions and more than two dozen television series, and narrated close to 150 documentaries.


Saturday July 5, 2014 10:45am - 10:55am MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

11:00am MDT

Jed Brophy
Speakers
JB

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy was born in 1963. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and District 9 (2009).


Saturday July 5, 2014 11:00am - 11:15am MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

11:00am MDT

PETER HAMBLETON
Speakers
PH

Peter Hambleton

Peter Hambleton is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and Adventurer (1987).


Saturday July 5, 2014 11:00am - 11:15am MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

11:00am MDT

UTAH WOMEN IN FILM
The local organization that helps filmmakers and talented, empowered women in film.

Saturday July 5, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 251AB

11:00am MDT

KID HISTORY: ANOTHER WORLD PREMIERE
An exciting screening of Kid History's World Premiere! Come join them as they reveal this to the Fantasy Con audience!

Moderators
Saturday July 5, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Ballroom 2

11:00am MDT

CAUSEPLAYING - SERVING THE COMMUNITY ONE COSTUME AT A TIME
You did it. You completed your costume just in time to wear at the convention. Your time and efforts have really paid off. Now that the convention is over, you need to ask yourself this: Now What?What do you do with your costume? Store it? Sell it? What if you were given a chance to wear your costume once more and also help those in need? Would you take it? Come listen to several members of local costuming groups explain how they use their passion to do just that. 

Saturday July 5, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 150 ABC

11:00am MDT

FANTASY THEMES IN ROCK MUSIC
From classic rock favorites to 80’s metal bands, both well known and obscure, fantasy has played a major part in the history of rock music. It is an often overlooked pillar in the structure of music both in the past, present, and future. Whether you’re slaying dragons, or on a journey through Middle-Earth, these artists truly take you on an adventure. For this panel we’d aim to achieve an interactive discussion on these topics, and unite all music lovers in this marriage of rock music and fantasy. Lyrics, music videos, and general band themes are just some of the pieces that play a part in this sub-genre with School Of Rock and Scott Iwasaki.

Saturday July 5, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 151

11:00am MDT

PEW! PEW! SHOOTING COSPLAY, PHOTOGRAPHY WITH MARTIN WONG
Cosplay photography? Photo pro Martin Wong, known for his colorful and vibrant cosplay pictures, will share secrets to make subjects pop in your cosplay photography and how to control creative colorful lighting, from beginners to experts.

Saturday July 5, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 150 G

11:00am MDT

SPOTLIGHT: RENEE O'CONNOR
Spolight on Renee O'Connor career in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom(1994), Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995), and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)

Speakers
RO

Renee O'Connor

Renée O'Connor was born in Houston, Texas, to Walter and Sandra O'Connor (now Wilson), and raised in Katy, a Houston suburb. She attended Taylor High School and the Houston High School of Visual and Performing Arts. Renée has one older brother, Chris.


Saturday July 5, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Main Ballroom

11:00am MDT

THE HILLYWOOD SHOW: COME JOIN YOUTUBE'S HOTTEST PARODY CHANNEL IN A Q&A
Come ask YouTube's hottest parody channel, The Hillywood Show, your burning questions on how they make such elaborate productions!  Here's your chance to come pick their brains and learn more about what goes on behind the scenes.  With over 100 million views on their YouTube channel, The Hillywood Show has parodied multiple Hollywood Blockbuster films such as Doctor Who, The Hobbit, Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter and more!  These two girls create everything with just one camera! 

Speakers
HH

Hilly Hindi (Hillywood)

Hilly has been dancing for twenty years. She takes ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. She has received honors for her dancing abilities from the ‘Royal Academy of Dance’ and, also, the ‘Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing’ in London, England. She has performed... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 250

11:00am MDT

WRITERS OF THE FUTURE WITH DAVE FARLAND KEVIN J. ANDERSON
With over 50 novels, author of the Runelords series and a BYU writing professor, Dave has mentored authors such as Brandon Sanderson and Stephanie Meyer and talks now about writers of the future annual competition.


Saturday July 5, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Room 150 DEF

11:20am MDT

Tinsel Korey
Speakers
TK

Tinsel Korey

Tinsel Korey is a Canadian actress/singer-songwriter who plays the beautifully scarred character in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Korey beat out 800 other actresses for the role of a lifetime - playing Sam Uley's fiancée and soul mate from the neighboring... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 11:20am - 11:35am MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

11:20am MDT

"THE HOBBIT" PHOTO OP COMBO
Speakers
JB

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy was born in 1963. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and District 9 (2009).
JC

John Callen

John has worked for 40 years as a professional actor, director and writer in theatre, radio, film and television. He has performed in or directed more than 100 stage productions and more than two dozen television series, and narrated close to 150 documentaries.
PH

Peter Hambleton

Peter Hambleton is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and Adventurer (1987).
WK

William Kircher

William Kircher graduated from NZ Drama School aged only 18, having lied about his age when applying two years before. He began a busy theatre career that has been interrupted by occasional screen acting roles, and later a move into behind the scenes work.
GM

Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish is a Scottish television, film, and voice actor. McTavish has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart, and Sisterhood. He also played the ill-tempered Mercenary Commander Lewis in Rambo alongside Sylvester... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 11:20am - 11:55am MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

11:40am MDT

Amrita Acharia
Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 11:40am - 11:55am MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:00pm MDT

ADAM BROWN
Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 12:00pm - 12:15pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

12:00pm MDT

Ken Stott
Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 12:00pm - 12:15pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:00pm MDT

MAKE-UP SCHOOL WITH CHRIS HANSON
Learn neat tricks and have all your makeup questions with renown FX and Makeup Artist Chris Hanson.

Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 251AB

12:00pm MDT

FOAMING AT THE MOUTH FOR COSPLAY
Learn how to make epic costumes and props without breaking the bank.  Ever wonder how these award winning cosplayers make their Iron Man and Halo armor?  What about that giant anime sword that somehow doesn't weigh a ton?  We'll bust out some common inexpensive materials and tools to make some awesome cosplay right in the panel.  

Saturday July 5, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

12:00pm MDT

MAKE YOUR FANTASY A REALITY
As kids our world is wide open with dreams of growing up to do great things. The lines between fantasy and reality are blurred and anything is possible. At some point we stop believing so fully in ourselves and the dreams slip to the back of our minds. Break free and unleash the enormous potential inside you. Get started now on pursuing your fantasies big and small!

Saturday July 5, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 250

12:00pm MDT

MASTER METALWORK AND PROP DESIGNER: UGO SERRANO
Amazing artist, metalworker, scupltor, and prop designer Ugo Serrano joins us to talk about some of his breathtaking work. He has done it all with credits from "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Blade: Trinity", "Last Samurai", "Chronicals of Riddick", "Planet of the Apes", "Witchblade", "Angel" and "Shroud".

Speakers
US

Ugo Serrano

Graduated 1997 from the International Fine Arts College, Miami, Florida with a degree in Fashion Design, a position on the Dean's List and an inclusion in "The Who's Who of American Colleges".He performed as a singer in an Ecuadoran rock band called Phoenix.He represented the USA... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

12:00pm MDT

MASTERWORK ARTISTS: JUSTIN GERARD & ANNIE STEGG GERARD
Moderated panel with Justin Gerard and Annie Stegg Gerard about where inspiration and ideas come from for art


Saturday July 5, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 151

12:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: SEAN ASTIN
With unforgettable roles in Goonies and Rudy and credit list in television (24), video games and movies of every kind, we have a sit down with our Sam to discuss his career. Audience questions welcomed too.

Speakers
SA

Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

12:00pm MDT

WHEN IT COMES TO CHILDREN'S FAIRYTALES, THE DARKER THE BETTER
During the past several decades it has become increasingly popular amongst parents, educators, and many health professionals to disparage the “scary” and conflict-oriented elements in many, if not most, of the classic fairy tales. This panel’s aim is to review and discuss the enormous value that these stories (such as the Brother’s Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen collections, amongst others) have for the development of children.

Saturday July 5, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

12:00pm MDT

GAME DEMOS
TBD

Saturday July 5, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

12:20pm MDT

Mark Ryan
Speakers
MR

Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan has been combining his acting, singing, writing and Action Direction talents in an eclectic and successful international career ranging over 30 years. He is most well know for voicing multiple characters including Lockdown, Bumble Bee, and Jetfire in "Transformers" movies... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 12:20pm - 12:35pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:20pm MDT

SYLVESTER MCCOY
Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 12:20pm - 12:35pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

12:30pm MDT

GIANT TSURO
Limit 8 players per game, 30 minute play.

Saturday July 5, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

12:40pm MDT

Joseph Gatt
Speakers
JG

Joseph Gatt

Born and raised in London. Gatt first got the acting bug when his Maltese parents took him to see Star Wars at the age of 8 and he decided to be Han Solo when he was older. He began his professional training at Sylvia Young Theater School and then followed that with a 3 year acting... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 12:40pm - 12:55pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

12:40pm MDT

BILLY BOYD
Speakers
BB

Billy Boyd

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 12:40pm - 1:15pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

1:00pm MDT

Paul Amos
Speakers
PA

Paul Amos

Paul is from the Welsh village Pencoed and went to the Welsh school Ysgol Gyfun Lanhari. He Studied acting at The National Youth Theatre Of Great Britain and the London Academy Of Music And Dramatic arts.


Saturday July 5, 2014 1:00pm - 1:15pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

1:00pm MDT

1:00pm MDT

FEMALES IN THE GEEK COMMUNITY, WE ALL STILL HAVE A LOT TO LEARN
Once viewed as a boys club, girls have broken through geek culture only to find discrimination and bullying. Cosplayers and bloggers Dez Peak, Megan Golden, Joanie Brosas, and Trina Melton will discuss the greatness of females in the Geek Cosplay community


Saturday July 5, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 151

1:00pm MDT

GAME OF THRONES: COMPARING THE BOOKS & THE HBO SERIES
The epic story has been translated to the small screen. How successful the has the translation been, and what do we still have to look forward to?

Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

1:00pm MDT

HOBBIT WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY WITH GRAHAM MCTAVISH, JED BROPHY, KEN STOTT, JOHN CALLEN, WILLIAM KIRCHER, ADAM BROWN
Come join the actors John Callen, Jed Brophy, and Graham McTavish in an exciting game of Whose Line Is It Anway. HOBBIT VERSION. There will be audience participation needed! Lets get our improv on! 

Speakers
JB

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy was born in 1963. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and District 9 (2009).
JC

John Callen

John has worked for 40 years as a professional actor, director and writer in theatre, radio, film and television. He has performed in or directed more than 100 stage productions and more than two dozen television series, and narrated close to 150 documentaries.
WK

William Kircher

William Kircher graduated from NZ Drama School aged only 18, having lied about his age when applying two years before. He began a busy theatre career that has been interrupted by occasional screen acting roles, and later a move into behind the scenes work.
GM

Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish is a Scottish television, film, and voice actor. McTavish has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart, and Sisterhood. He also played the ill-tempered Mercenary Commander Lewis in Rambo alongside Sylvester... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

1:00pm MDT

MASTERWORK ARTISTS: THE ART & TECHNIQUE OF CHRISTOPHER VACHER
CHRISTOPHER VACHER — The art and technique of one of FantasyCon’s world class artist who will interact and answer questions from the audience.


Saturday July 5, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

1:00pm MDT

THEONERING.NET: ADAPTING TOLKIEN
TheOneRing.net - Peter Jackson wasn’t the first to adapt Tolkien and surely will not be the last. A look at the many ways and forms Tolkien has invaded popular culture in film, radio, television and music.

Speakers
T

TheOneRing.net

Forged by and for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, TheOneRing (TORn) has been following the news of Middle-earth for 15 years, at the forefront of reporting and community building. With spies around the world and reporters on set of both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, they have grown a... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

1:00pm MDT

SUMMER GLAU
Speakers
SG

Summer Glau

Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel (1999). She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly (2002) and is now in the movie Serenity (2005).


Saturday July 5, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Photo Booth 3 (Drifter Woods)

1:00pm MDT

WRITING EXCUSES PODCAST
The great writing podcast comes to FantasyCon for a live show with incredible authors Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler and Dan Well. 

Speakers
BS

Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson (born December 19, 1975) is an American writer. He is best known for his Mistborn series and his work in finishing Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time. In 2010, Sanderson published The Way of Kings, the first book in a ten book series called The... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 250

1:00pm MDT

"MAGIC: THE GATHERING" REPACK PAUPER DRAFT
FREE. Magic The Gathering repack draft. Prizes provided. Commons and uncommons only. No limit on players.

Saturday July 5, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

1:20pm MDT

K.C. COLLINS
Speakers
KC

K.C. Collins

K.C. Collins was born as Christopher Carl Collins. He is known for his work on RoboCop (2014), Lost Girl (2010) and Bulletproof Monk (2003).


Saturday July 5, 2014 1:20pm - 1:35pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

1:20pm MDT

LOTR TRIO
Speakers
SA

Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award... Read More →
BB

Billy Boyd

Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but... Read More →
JR

John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 1:20pm - 1:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

1:40pm MDT

LOST GIRL COMBO
Speakers
PA

Paul Amos

Paul is from the Welsh village Pencoed and went to the Welsh school Ysgol Gyfun Lanhari. He Studied acting at The National Youth Theatre Of Great Britain and the London Academy Of Music And Dramatic arts.
KC

K.C. Collins

K.C. Collins was born as Christopher Carl Collins. He is known for his work on RoboCop (2014), Lost Girl (2010) and Bulletproof Monk (2003).
RS

Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten, six years her junior whom she regards as her best friend. At the age of nine, her father died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. Rachel... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 1:40pm - 1:55pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

1:50pm MDT

SEAN ASTIN
Speakers
SA

Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 1:50pm - 2:25pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

2:00pm MDT

RACHEL SKARSTEN
Speakers
RS

Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten, six years her junior whom she regards as her best friend. At the age of nine, her father died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. Rachel... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 2:00pm - 2:15pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

2:00pm MDT

FILMQUEST: THE CINEMATIC ADVENTURES OF CAS ANVAR
Join Cas Anvar as he explores his cinematic anventure in Nobility, The Vatican Tapes, Xeno-Date, Miss India America, and much much more! But wait! At the end of the panel Cas will tell everyone his big announcement!

Speakers
CA

Cas Anvar

Cas Anvar is a versatile and exciting actor that has performed in over 50 major roles in both film and television. Most recently, Anvar appeared in the critically acclaimed Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal and Syfy Channel's Neverland.Anvar's extensive list of credits includes appearances... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 251AB

2:00pm MDT

DR. ZOMBIE LETS TALK ZOMBIES WITH BRADLEY VOYTEK
One of the world’s zombie brain experts, we get the lowdown on the mind of the undead from a guy who also happens to be Assistant Professor of Computational Cognitive Science and Neuroscience at UC San Diego. Fake Ghoul Science from an authentic scientist!


Speakers
BV

Bradley Voytek

In my professional life, I am an Assistant Professor of Computational Cognitive Science and Neuroscience at UC San Diego and the Data Evangelist for Uber. I love my job and, although it's not who I am, it is a serious part of my life. But I also like to screw around with it (which... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 151

2:00pm MDT

HISTORY OF FANTASY THROUGH ILLUSTRATION
Much of what connects people to fantasy is the artwork — book covers, posters, paintings.  Illustration has captured the magic of fantasy as much as the stories themselves. Dr. Kip Rasmussen, special guests.

Moderators
KR

Kip Rasmussen

Fantasy fanatic and amazing illustrator!

Saturday July 5, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

2:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: SIMON PEGG
Simon Pegg, writer, director, comedian and producer talks all things related to his films and career from The Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) to Star Trek, he puts it all on the table.

Speakers
SP

Simon Pegg

English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg is the son of a jazz musician father and a civil servant mother. His parents divorced when Pegg was seven. He was educated at Brockworth Comprehensive Secondary School in Gloucestershire and went on to Stratford-upon-Avon College to study... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

2:00pm MDT

STEAMPUNK- THE RISE OF A NEW FANTASY GENRE
The exciting genre Steampunk is beginning to play a big role in the Fantasy Genre. In this panel you will be shocked to find out just what Steampunk is and why it is rising so quickly.

Saturday July 5, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

2:00pm MDT

ROSE McGOWAN
Speakers
RM

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan is an American actress and director, known for her contribution to independent film. Born on September 5, 1973 to Terri and Daniel McGowan (of French and Irish origin, respectively), Rose Arianna McGowan is the second eldest of six siblings. She was raised within the... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Photo Booth 3 (Drifter Woods)

2:00pm MDT

QUEST OF EMBERFIRE (PRE - JUDGING)
Pre-Judging for the Cosplay Contest. Walk-ins are welcome if space if available.

Moderators
Saturday July 5, 2014 2:00pm - 4:30pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

2:00pm MDT

ZOMBIE DICE TOURNAMENT
$5 entry. Winner gets Zombie Dice Deluxe. Limit 32 players.

Saturday July 5, 2014 2:00pm - 11:30pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

2:20pm MDT

KSENIA SOLO
Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 2:20pm - 2:35pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

2:30pm MDT

ADRIENNE WILKINSON
Speakers
AW

Adrienne Wilkinson

This blue-eyed beauty was born in Missouri. She started taking dance classes at the age of two, and was performing in recitals and on stage almost immediately. Her pursuit of dance continued through high school with various dance classes and companies.


Saturday July 5, 2014 2:30pm - 2:45pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

2:30pm MDT

GIANT SETTLERS OF CATAN
Limit 4 players per game, 30 minute play.

Saturday July 5, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

2:40pm MDT

KRIS HOLDEN-RIED
Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 2:40pm - 2:55pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

2:50pm MDT

XENA COMBO
Speakers
RO

Renee O'Connor

Renée O'Connor was born in Houston, Texas, to Walter and Sandra O'Connor (now Wilson), and raised in Katy, a Houston suburb. She attended Taylor High School and the Houston High School of Visual and Performing Arts. Renée has one older brother, Chris.
AW

Adrienne Wilkinson

This blue-eyed beauty was born in Missouri. She started taking dance classes at the age of two, and was performing in recitals and on stage almost immediately. Her pursuit of dance continued through high school with various dance classes and companies.


Saturday July 5, 2014 2:50pm - 3:10pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

3:00pm MDT

DOUG JONES
Speakers
DJ

Doug Jones

The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

3:00pm MDT

UTAH FILM COMMISSION
Saturday July 5, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 251AB

3:00pm MDT

GEEKTYRANT VS: GANDALF VS DUMBLEDORE
Two teams of passionate geeks will battle over which wizard is more powerful, and we will choose two hardcore fans from the audience to participate in the debate. There will also be Q&A about running an online line brand.

Saturday July 5, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 151

3:00pm MDT

GEEK REVOLUTION
 What is the Geek revolution and when did it become chic? 

Saturday July 5, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

3:00pm MDT

SYLVESTER McCOY TALKS ALL ABOUT DOCTOR WHO
Playing as the 7th doctor, Sylvester McCoy is here is talk all about TARDIS, Time Travel, and more!

Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 250

3:00pm MDT

THE SUPERNATURAL MARK SHEPPARD
Join Mark Sheppard as he discusses the hit TV show Supernatural.

Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

3:00pm MDT

UTAH FANTASY AUTHOR ASSOCIATION
Come join this specialized branch of the League of Utah Writers to see the state of Fantasy in Utah.

Saturday July 5, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

3:00pm MDT

RENEE O'CONNOR
Speakers
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Renee O'Connor

Renée O'Connor was born in Houston, Texas, to Walter and Sandra O'Connor (now Wilson), and raised in Katy, a Houston suburb. She attended Taylor High School and the Houston High School of Visual and Performing Arts. Renée has one older brother, Chris.


Saturday July 5, 2014 3:00pm - 3:55pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

3:00pm MDT

SIMON PEGG
Saturday July 5, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Photo Booth 3 (Drifter Woods)

3:20pm MDT

CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN

Saturday July 5, 2014 3:20pm - 3:35pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

4:00pm MDT

CHRISTOPHER JUDGE
Speakers
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Christopher Judge

More recent works of Judge's include guest spots on Andromeda (2000) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004), the television movie Personal Effects (2005), and the films, Snow Dogs (2002) and A Dog's Breakfast (2007), the latter written and directed by fellow "Stargate" actor, David Hewlett.Judge... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

4:00pm MDT

WILLIAM KIRCHER
Speakers
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William Kircher

William Kircher graduated from NZ Drama School aged only 18, having lied about his age when applying two years before. He began a busy theatre career that has been interrupted by occasional screen acting roles, and later a move into behind the scenes work.


Saturday July 5, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

4:00pm MDT

4:00pm MDT

FANTASY AND ANIME
There is fantasy in the world all around us, and anime is no exception. Come and join us for a discussion on fantasy and anime, where we can discuss everything from influential fantasy anime to our favorites from over the years.

Saturday July 5, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

4:00pm MDT

GIMLI AND GLOIN: FATHER & SON (JOHN RHYS-DAVIES & PETER HAMBLETON)
Actors John Rhys-Davies and Peter Hambleton come together to talk about J.R.R. Tolkien character Gimli and Gloin.

Speakers
PH

Peter Hambleton

Peter Hambleton is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and Adventurer (1987).
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John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Main Ballroom

4:00pm MDT

MORMON MAGES
Dragon Lance, Runelords, Mistborn, The Maze Runner and more; did you know that these bestsellers were authored by members of the LDS faith? Why is it that so many prominent fantasy authors have risen out of the Mormon tradition? Is it something in the water?

Saturday July 5, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

4:00pm MDT

THE GOOD HABITS OF GOOD WRITERS
Author Kevin J. Anderson and a panel of experts talk about what makes a writer a good writer and how to become one.

Saturday July 5, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 250

4:00pm MDT

THE POWER OF WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT: CREATING DYNAMIC FEMALE CHARACTERS - CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN, AMRITA ACHARIA, & TINSEL KOREY
Claudia Christian, Renee O'Connor, Amrita Acharia and Tinsel Korey talk about female powerhouses that no longer need to hide behind anyone and what it takes to create women characters we all admire.

Speakers
TK

Tinsel Korey

Tinsel Korey is a Canadian actress/singer-songwriter who plays the beautifully scarred character in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Korey beat out 800 other actresses for the role of a lifetime - playing Sam Uley's fiancée and soul mate from the neighboring... Read More →
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Renee O'Connor

Renée O'Connor was born in Houston, Texas, to Walter and Sandra O'Connor (now Wilson), and raised in Katy, a Houston suburb. She attended Taylor High School and the Houston High School of Visual and Performing Arts. Renée has one older brother, Chris.


Saturday July 5, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Ballroom 2

4:00pm MDT

TRANSFORMERS: WITH MARK RYAN
Spetacular voice actor Mark Ryan talk about his experience of voicing the most well known Autobots from the Micheal Bay Transformers Movies as well as the video games and animated series. 

Speakers
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Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan has been combining his acting, singing, writing and Action Direction talents in an eclectic and successful international career ranging over 30 years. He is most well know for voicing multiple characters including Lockdown, Bumble Bee, and Jetfire in "Transformers" movies... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Room 151

4:00pm MDT

"MAGIC: THE GATHERING" CONSPIRACY DRAFT
$25 entry. Conspiracy Draft. Random drawings for extra prizes, and lots of prize support for the players. Limit 32 players.

Saturday July 5, 2014 4:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

4:00pm MDT

GAME DEMOS
TBD

Saturday July 5, 2014 4:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

4:20pm MDT

CAS ANVAR
Speakers
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Cas Anvar

Cas Anvar is a versatile and exciting actor that has performed in over 50 major roles in both film and television. Most recently, Anvar appeared in the critically acclaimed Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal and Syfy Channel's Neverland.Anvar's extensive list of credits includes appearances... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 4:20pm - 4:35pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

4:20pm MDT

MARK SHEPPARD
Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 4:20pm - 4:35pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

4:30pm MDT

GIANT TICKET TO RIDE
Limit 4 players per game, 30 minute play.

Saturday July 5, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

4:40pm MDT

SEAN ASTIN
Speakers
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Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 4:40pm - 5:20pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

4:40pm MDT

SEAN ASTIN
Speakers
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Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 4:40pm - 5:30pm MDT
Photo Booth 1 (Hall of Heroes)

5:00pm MDT

5:00pm MDT

THE END OF HUMANITY: ELEMENTALS vs. UNDEAD vs. DRAGONS (INTERACTIVE)
Magical creatures have broken their bonds.  Free to rain havoc on the weaker races of the earth, they compete to become the final controlling power.  Join this audience participation game and help determine the ultimate fate of humanity.  You decide which wizard-spawned monsters take over the world!

Saturday July 5, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

5:00pm MDT

ART: THE IN'S & OUT'S OF FREELANCING
Ever want to be a freelance artist? In this panel you'll learn from some experts what it takes and how to get started.

Saturday July 5, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

5:00pm MDT

GET PERSONAL WITH THE LOST GIRL CAST: KSENIA SOLO, RACHEL SKARSTEN, KRIS HOLDEN-RIED, K.C. COLLINS
Spotlight on Rachel Skarsten, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo and K.C. Collins. As they talk about their indiviual careers and their work together in Lost Girl.

Speakers
KC

K.C. Collins

K.C. Collins was born as Christopher Carl Collins. He is known for his work on RoboCop (2014), Lost Girl (2010) and Bulletproof Monk (2003).
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Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten, six years her junior whom she regards as her best friend. At the age of nine, her father died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. Rachel... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Ballroom 2

5:00pm MDT

ROBOTS, ALIENS, & LAZER BEAMS, OH MY!: WRITING IN THE SCIENCE FICTION GENRE WITH KEVIN J ANDERSON
Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, come learn some tricks and tips to get to dealing with all things sci-fi.

Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

5:00pm MDT

SPOTLIGHT: JOSEPH GATT
Joseph Gatt's spotlight will future his experiences and excitement throughout his career futuring credits from "Game of Thrones", "Thor", "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and "Banshee" series as well as mini series. Don't miss out! 

Speakers
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Joseph Gatt

Born and raised in London. Gatt first got the acting bug when his Maltese parents took him to see Star Wars at the age of 8 and he decided to be Han Solo when he was older. He began his professional training at Sylvia Young Theater School and then followed that with a 3 year acting... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Room 151

5:00pm MDT

THE MUSIC OF THE HOBBIT: AMA
Join Doug Adams as he discusses the amazing Hobbit soundtrack.

Saturday July 5, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Room 250

5:00pm MDT

QUEST OF EMBERFIRE- COSPLAY CONTEST
The Amazing Cosplay Contest!

Moderators
Saturday July 5, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Main Ballroom

5:00pm MDT

JOHN RHYS-DAVIES
Speakers
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John Rhys-Davies

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new... Read More →


Saturday July 5, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Photo Booth 2 (Hall of Heroes)

5:00pm MDT

TRICKED OUT MUNCHKIN TOURNAMENT
$5 entry, winner gets a Munchkin of their choice. Use any Munchkin modifiers you care to bring. Limit 24 players.

Saturday July 5, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

6:00pm MDT

FANTASY NERD POETRY SLAM
Salt Lake's Finest and Nerdiest Poets are competing in a special poetry slam! We'll need YOU to be judges and we'll need YOU to generate trivia questions to prove that these poets are true nerds. The prize for winning this spoken word battle is the Holy Blade of Greenhouse! Forged from the First Microphone and baptized in the spitfire of countless poets and musicians of considerable strength. This sword's inspiration levels are over 9000!!

Saturday July 5, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 150 ABC

6:00pm MDT

FANTASYCON FEEDBACK
Tell us what we need to do better and what you liked!

Saturday July 5, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 150 DEF

6:00pm MDT

LIVE ACTION MEDIEVAL COMBAT, AN OVERVIEW OF LARPING IN UTAH
Find out all about Live Acting Role Play from the experts of ULA. They will tell you all about how to find your place and get started in a passionate and exciting pastime.

Saturday July 5, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 150 G

6:00pm MDT

MASTERWORKS ARTISTS: WHY (HOW) DO WE PAINT
Why and how we paint with Eric Velhagen, Howard Lyon, Heather Theurer, Donato Giancola

Saturday July 5, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm MDT
Room 151

6:30pm MDT

GIANT CHESS
Limit 4 players per game (teams of 2), 30 minute play.

Saturday July 5, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
Gaming Area (Inside Hall of Emberfire)

7:00pm MDT

FANTASYCON AWARD SHOW
Join us the main ballroom to give away lots of awards, and for an spectacular fashion show!

Moderators
Saturday July 5, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm MDT
Main Ballroom

7:00pm MDT

FANTASYCON STREET FEST
Our wonderous street fest includes food trucks, vendors, cosplayers, an awesome main stage line-up of performers, and some amazing street acts.

Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 7:00pm - 9:25pm MDT
Gateway Mall

9:30pm MDT

FANTASYCON FIREWORK SHOW
Come see the spectacular firework show with music mixed by Jimmy Chunga!

Speakers

Saturday July 5, 2014 9:30pm - 9:50pm MDT
Gateway Mall