TCC PANEL DESCRIPTIONS

Show Hours:

Friday, November 11 | 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 12 | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 13 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

VIPs get in 15 minutes early Saturday & Sunday

Friday 11/11

 

1:00pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

X-Reads: an X-Men Podcast

-with Chris & Chandler & Larry Hama

Co-hosts Chris and Chandler will interview legendary Wolverine writer Larry Hama as they recap an important issue in Larry’s career.  X-Reads connects fans with their favorite creators and recap classic issues of X-Men comics.  They’ve been featured on @marvel, @nerdist, @comicbook, & more.

Room 200B - Upstairs:

Notice Me Senpai! 

-with Selina Kyle, Mikal Mosley, Maggie J Cosplay, and Princess J

What is it about bulma? why are we drawn to inuyasha? Why are we obsessed with the sailor scouts? Let’s talk about society’s obsession with these characters in popular animes.

 

Room 200E - Upstairs:

Ghosts - Minnesota’s Spirits - Cancelled

Room 201 - Upstairs:

Musings from the Grid - A Power Rangers Fan Panel

-with Michael Lindenbaum

-Join Michael Lindenbaum from the podcast "Voices From The Grid" for a fan led panel discussion on the Power Rangers franchise.

Room 202 - Upstairs:

Max Explores Twin Cities Con!

-with Jeri Sheperd

Young writers will create their own story about a dog named Max who visits the Twin Cities Con. Based on the Max explores series of board books That will be on sale in the vendor hall.


 

2:30pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

Colleen Clinkenbeard, Over 1000 episodes later, a One Piece Panel

-with Colleen Clinkenbeard

Celebrity Guest Q&A with voice actor Colleen Clinkenbeard

Room 200B - Upstairs:

Jason Faunt Q&A

-with Jason Faunt

Celebrity Guest Q&A with actor Jason Faunt

 

Room 200E - Upstairs:

Ben Templesmith Q&A

-with Ben Templesmith

-Guest Q&A with artist Ben Templesmith

 

Room 201 - Upstairs:

The Twilight Zone

-with T. Aaron Cisco

Before Star Trek and Doctor Who, millions gathered around to enter another dimension...the Twilight Zone! Rod Serling's iconic sci-fi anthology has been imitated and referenced, but nothing comes close. Join these hardcore, lifelong TZ fans as they revisit favorite episodes, and discuss the legacy of the first- and arguably the greatest science fiction television show of all time...

Room 202 - Upstairs:

Working with Companies in Fandom

-with Ani-Mia

-TBA

 

4:00pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

Apex Legends Q&A w/ VanSanten, Lee, & Roye

-with Shantel VanSanten, Mela Lee, & Nicolas Roye

Celebrity Guest Q&A with actors Shantel VanSanten, Mela Lee, & Nicolas Roye of Apex Legends

Room 200E - Upstairs:

The Power of Board Gaming

-with Sam Hedden

Come talk about the pros to immersing yourself in a good tabletop board game, how it can really be a challenge, but a rewarding one at that. Have some laughs and deep thoughts on the topic.

 

Room 201 - Upstairs:

Representation of Latino Culture in Pop Culture

-with Brian Hernandez

Music, television, comics, books, video games, and films are all a huge part of pop culture. For years Latinos have contributed huge amounts of influence in the entertainment industry. This panel will showcase the importance of representation of Latino culture and how the culture has changed and influenced popular media over the years.

Room 202 - Upstairs:

Maps in Fiction

-with with Jeri Sheperd and Ozgur Sahin
 

5:30pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

Room 200B - Upstairs:

Diversity In Cosplay

-with Mikal Mosley and Princess J

Join us as we take an in-depth look on how people are represented in pop culture and how it translates to cosplay. Topics will include such things as race, age, gender and body composition and how it relates to cosplay. This is the perfect safe space to ask questions that you always wanted to know but were nervous to ask about. 

 

Room 200E - Upstairs: 

Making Your Own Merch

-with Lupi McGinty and Destiny Davison

Join us as we talk about starting a personal merch shop, and how to start doing conventions as a vendor.

 

Room 201 - Upstairs:

AwesomeMania - The Pro Wrestling Fan Panel

-with Michael Lindenbaum

Join Michael Lindenbaum from the podcast AwesomeMania for a fan lead discussion on the current state of pro wrestling. We'll discuss WWE, AEW, Impact, NJPW, and so much more.

 

Room 202 - Upstairs:

All About Anime Cels

-with Chris Mayek

Did you know that you can own genuine, authentic production artwork from some of your favorite anime series? Chris has been in the hobby for over ten years, and will tell you everything you need to know on how to get started.


 

7:00pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

Princess Bride ShadowCast

-with The NerdDoms Universe

NerdDoms Universe Presents: Princess Bride Theatrical Screening and Shadow Cast!

We will be screening this beloved cult classic movie on our big screen while enhancing your experience with a shadow cast performance! We will also have a play-by-play similar to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with call backs, props and audience interaction!

 

Room 200B - Upstairs:

Dumpster Fire Chat

-with Mikal Mosley

Where we tell you our most screwed up con stories. Remember that one time …at that one convention…where that crazy thing happened? Come hear all the fun and not so fun convention stories of our panelists.

 

Room 200E - Upstairs:

Monsters, Myths & Legends - Cancelled

Room 201 - Upstairs:

Room 202 - Upstairs:
 

Saturday 11/12

 

11:00 am

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

Going Plus Ultra w/ Briner, Matranga, & Chapin

-with Justin Briner, David Matranga, & Clifford Chapin

Celebrity Guest Q&A with voice actors Justin Briner, David Matranga, & Clifford Chapin of My Hero Academia

 

Room 200B - Upstairs: 

Comics and Wrestling

-with Aubrey Sitterson and Dave Wheeler

Comic creators Aubrey and Dave will talk about all things wrestling, and the intersection of wrestling and comics!

Room 200E - Upstairs:

Lipstick Lounge

-with Selina Kyle

Bring your makeup as cosplayer Selina Kyle walks you through her techniques of getting cosplay ready.

 

Room 201 - Upstairs:

DC vs MARVEL: From Comics to TV & Movies - Cancelled

Room 202 - Upstairs:

Wonderful Worldbuilding

-with Emily S. Whitten

What makes a fictional story immersive, interesting, and believable? How do we create with words and visuals a place so real that readers want to stay in it forever (or feel like they live there, even if they'd rather not!)? Come learn from The Underfoot graphic novel series co-creator Emily S. Whitten and [other panelists] the secrets of building worlds beyond our own that are just as believable as what's outside our front doors.


 

12:30pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

Journey To Middle Earth w/ Elijah Wood & Sean Astin

-with Elijah Wood & Sean Astin

Celebrity Guest Q&A with actors Elijah Wood & Sean Astin of the Lord of the Rings films and like a million other things.

 

Room 200B - Upstairs: 

Cosplay on A Budget

-with Mikal Moseley and Selina Kyle

Have only a few dollars, not a problem. This panel takes an in-depth look on how to make cool cosplays for the budget Cosplayers. Find out how to light your armor with things found at the dollar tree or how to make craft foam look like leather. Perfect panel for anyone starting out or for those who have cosplayed for years. 

 

Room 200E - Upstairs:

Looking up to SuperHeroes

-with Amáda Márquez Simula

-TBA

 

Room 202 - Upstairs:

Building Stories

-with Zander Cannon, Ted Anderson, and Peter Wartman

Join Zander Cannon, Ted Anderson, and Peter Wartman as they discuss how they've developed a wide range of comic book stories.


 

2:00pm

Room 101 - TCC Main Events:

Have A Nice Q&A with Mick Foley!

-with Mick Foley

Celebrity Guest Q&A with pro wrestler and author Mick Foley

 

Room 200B - Upstairs: 

Voice Acting Q&A w/ Ballard, McGuire, & Zech

-with Tia Ballard, Kristen McGuire, & Arryn Zech

Celebrity Guest Q&A with voice actors Tia Ballard, Kristen McGuire, & Arryn Zech

 

Room 200E - Upstairs:

Gay Geeks and Where To Find Them

-with Chandler Poling

This panel is to bring together the LGBTQ geek community. Panelists will discuss their favorite fandoms, what they want to see regarding representation in media and more.

 

Room 201 - Upstairs:

Starting Your Podcast: Stuff I Wish I Had Known

-with Matthew Seipel-Anderson

Do you know what Spotify’s preferred DB level is? Do you wonder if you should edit your interviews or release the conversations as-is? Have you struggled to maintain a consistent flow of content when life gets busy? In this panel, I will share my answers to these questions and offer what wisdom I have to help you make your podcast the best it can be. My name is Matthew Seipel-Anderson. My wife Katie and I host the Telescope Show. We just passed episode 130. We love podcasting and helping people!

 

Room 202 - Upstairs:

Creating Believable Pseudo-Science in Your Fiction

-with Jeri Sheperd and Ozgur Sahin

Learn to combine niche experts, research, beta readers, and your own imagination to create fictional technology, medical advancements, unique worlds, and all of the related consequences that go along with what you have developed. You will write your own inventions so well that your readers may believe they really exist.


 

3:30pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

Bulk & Skull Q&A w/ Narvy & Schrier

-with Jason Narvy & Paul Schrier

Celebrity Guest Q&A with actors Jason Narvy & Paul Schrier from Power Rangers!

 

Room 200B - Upstairs:

Timothy Zahn Q&A

-with Timothy Zahn

Guest Q&A with writer Timothy Zahn

 

Room 200E - Upstairs:

Anime Voiceover Q&A w/ Wehkamp & Tipton

-with Chris Wehkamp and Alexis Tipton

Celebrity Guest Q&A with voice actors Chris Wehkamp and Alexis Tipton

 

Room 201 - Upstairs:

21st Century Star Trek TV

-with T. Aaron Cisco

Discovery, Short Treks, Picard, Lower Decks, Prodigy, oh my!!! The last few years have given us a ton of new Trek series! Join a panel of Trekkies as they discuss, debate, and compare all the new series....

 

Room 202 - Upstairs:

Tales From the Indie World

-with Emily S. Whitten

Come hear indie comics creators share tips, tricks, and stories about creating outside of the mainstream as well as the business of making comics. Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot) [and other indie creators] will discuss their experiences and answer your questions.


 

5:00pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

Phil LaMarr Q&A Panel

-with Phil LaMarr

Celebrity Guest Q&A with actor/voice actor Phil LaMarr

Room 200B - Upstairs:

Nerd Out With Nerd Street - Q&A with the folks who run TCC

-with Ben Penrod

Q&A with the folks who run Twin Cities Con, Des Moines Con, Alaska ComiCon, and others!

Room 201 - Upstairs:

Your Star Trek Economy

-with What The Finance Podcast Group

We are "What the Finance", a podcast focused on the intersection of personal financial literacy and policy fixes for a broken system! In "Your Star Trek Economy", Cheyenne and Rachel will dive into the finances of Star Trek and talk about the steps you can take to create your own Star Trek economy by pulling from examples found in The Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine, and Lower Decks. Join us for a conversation about how we can build a culture where everyone can “live long, and prosper”.

 

Room 202 - Upstairs:

The Ways to Pitch, or Make Your Comic

-with John Bivens, Lupi McGinty, and Jenny Fine

Join us as we lay out the approaches to getting your stories made... or just ways to make them yourself.


 

6:30pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

TCC Saturday Cosplay Contest!!!

-Hosted by Mikal Mosley

Room 200E - Upstairs:

Fifth Element Silver Anniversary

-with T. Aaron Cisco

Hard to believe 25 years have passed since the release of Luc Besson's sci-fi/comedy geek favorite The Fifth Element. Discuss the parts of the film that aged like fine wine...and the parts that aged like warm milk...

 

Room 201 - Upstairs:

Room 202 - Upstairs:

Chaos and Control - A Writing Process

-with Jeri Sheperd

Learn how to marry the best of free flow writing with the best of structural and organizational efforts to finally finish your fiction. The full sensory, non-linear approach will help turn even the smallest of ideas into complete novels.


 

Sunday 11/13

 

10:30am

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

Comics & G.I. Joe with the Legendary Larry Hama

-with Larry Hama

Guest Q&A with comic creator Larry Hama

 

Room 200B - Upstairs:

Women in Comics and Cosplay

-with Mikal Mosley, Princess J, Selina Kyle and Maggie J

The ladies of dark matter cosplay discuss the complex topic of women and sexuality in comics and in the cosplay scene.

 

Room 200E - Upstairs:

Make a friend cosplayer style!

-hosted by the Burnsville Anime Club

Do you have a hard time making friends? Do you feel awkward at conventions because you have no one to talk to or are so nervous because people's cosplays are so awesome? Well we understand so we made this panel. You can choose to contact us (While space lasts) to be a panelist to be in the friend auction (Its free, no money involved) or come see the panelists to try and make your own friend. (16+).

 

Room 201 - Upstairs:

TXHT Live from the State of Hockey

-with Michael Lindenbaum

Join Michael Lindenbaum of TXHTHockey.com for a fan lead discussion on the current state of hockey in the State of Hockey at Twin Cities Con. We'll discuss the NHL and PHF, as well as discussion on the local teams of the Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Whitecaps.

Room 202 - Upstairs:

ComixSchool: Teaching with Graphic Novels and Comics

-with the Comixschool Podcast

We all know comics are awesome and teach valuable lessons. But what else can they do? Whether you're a classroom teacher, community org leader, or a very cool parent, come learn how comics and graphic novels can do much more than teach vocabulary or counting skills. We'll talk about how pages teach visual literacy, design skills, problem solving and how to make your own comics in your classroom or kitchen table! Brought to you by the ComixSchool Podcast!

 

12:00pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

From Empire to Jedi: A Star Wars Q&A

-with John Morton & Dickey Beer

Celebrity Guest Q&A with actors John Morton and Dickey Beer

Room 200E - Upstairs: 

Kendo: The Japanese Way of the Sword

-with the Minnehaha Kendo Club

Kendo is the modern martial art of Japanese fencing. Come join the Minnehaha Kendo Club to learn about this rigorous and fast pace sword art.

TBA

Room 201 - Upstairs:

Improv for all ages with Scenes From A Hat

-with Scenes From A Hat

TBA

Room 202 - Upstairs:

Overcoming life’s challenges: Using your origin story to become a superhero!

-with Chris DT Gordon

While we are here to celebrate our fandoms and heroes, you may not realize that you yourself can become a hero to someone else. Chris DT Gordon uses his story of surviving a life-threatening disease to demonstrate the three-step process that not only helped him recover from the disease and extensive reconstructive surgeries, but also motivate him to become a professional speaker, martial artist, and turn his scars into cosplay. Join him as he tells his tale of trial of triumph, and gain some powerful tools for your own utility belt so you can help yourself and others!


 

1:30pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

Johnny Yong Bosch Talks Anime & Power Rangers

-with Johnny Yong Bosch

Celebrity Guest Q&A with actor/voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch

Room 200B - Upstairs:

Anti-Bullying Panel w/Ani-Mia

-with Ani-Mia

-TBA
 

Room 200E - Upstairs:

Ad Icon Fights

-with Milo Beasley

-TBA

Room 201 - Upstairs: 

Torima GET to the panel! (SCRAMBLE GAMBLE PANEL)

-with Ella Propeck

YA YA YA! Minna Genki ~~Do you like Hypnosis Microphone? You NEED to come this panel!!

We have tier lists, slideshows, trivia, and prizes!

Room 202 - Upstairs:

20 Years of Webcomics & 20 More?

-with Patric Lewandowski and Nathan Lueth

What are webcomics? What were they? What will the be? This panel looks at how posting comics on the web began, as well as the current state of the webcomics industry and predictions for the future. Topics include hosting, apps, social media, and crowdfunding.

 

 

3:00pm

Room 101- TCC Main Events:

TCC Sunday Cosplay Contest 

-hosted by Mikal Mosley