The Geek/Art CONfluence is an online comic con that will include Cosplay, Gaming, Art, and Panels and Presentations.
The Geek/Art CONfluence is dedicated to providing a diverse, inclusive experience—with a focus on increasing awareness of disabilities within geek culture—in partnership with Syracuse University’s “Cripping” the Comic Con, aka CripCon. Panel sessions will include transcriptions and some panels will feature live sign language interpreters.
Taking place on Saturday, March 20, from 10am-6pm EST across three Zoom streams: Talks, Activities, and Gaming. Zoom links will be listed a week before the event.
Open to everyone, everywhere, free of charge.
SCHEDULE FOR TALKS
|10am-11am||Nina Piazza; James McKay; Ed Catto||Panel: “Geek Culture’s Connections to World Culture and History”|
|11am-Noon||Benjamin Marra||“Why You Should Self-Publish Your Comics”|
|Noon-1pm||Aimee Balint; Elizabeth Williamson; Darlena Marie||Panel: “Building Identity”|
|1pm-2pm||Natalie Riess||“Comics: The Drawing Is the Writing”|
|2pm-3pm||Special Collections Research Center staff; Frank Cammuso; Lauren Earl, Alayna Vander Veer, Austin Waters||Panel: “Archives and Publishing”|
|3pm-4pm||Maya McKibbin||“Power in Stories”|
|4pm-5pm||Sam Cowling; Michael Beach; Fiona Haborak and Kimon Keramidas||Panel: “Meta!”|
|5pm-5:30pm||Connor Nehls, Isabella Rayne Rossi, Dylan Buck, Bailey Culver||“Help! There’s a Party in My Dungeon—A Lesson for Beginners”|
|5:30pm-6:00pm||Judges Kate McKay, Wendell Smith, Sr., and Jay Stilipec||Cosplay Contest Slideshow and Awards|
Zoom Link for Talks:
Meeting ID: 999 4277 4387
SCHEDULE FOR ACTIVITIES
|10:00am-11:30am||Tolkien Reading Day||Esgaroth Smial|
|11:30am-noon||Show Off Your Collection||Open Chat Forum|
|Noon-1pm||Paint Your Own Tabletop Miniatures Along with Us!|
(Gilles Stromberg’s workshop has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances)
|1:00pm-2:00pm||Scavenger Hunt||501st Legion and Rebel Legion|
|2:00pm-3:00pm||Artist Portfolio Review||Natalie Riess|
|3:00pm-4:00pm||Cosplay Demo||Barr Foxx and Dean’s Lyst|
|4:00pm-5:00pm||Relax and Chat about Your Favorite Comics and Movies||Open Chat Forum|
|5:00pm-5:30pm||Who Wins? Character Battle Debating||Chris Wildrick|
|5:30pm-6:00pm||Lightsaber Dueling and Forms||Ben Judkins, Ithaca Sabers/The Gathering of Sabers|
Zoom Link for Activities:
Meeting ID: 917 1277 5040
SCHEDULE FOR GAMES
|10:00am-11:00am||Play the Game Read the Story/Floodgate Games: demos and discussion||Jason Engle, Michael Guigliano|
|11:00am-Noon||Among Us mobile game||Nicole Loresto from the Barnes Center e-sports center|
|Noon-1:00pm||One Night Ultimate Werewolf online game||Kyle Jaymes Davis|
|1:00pm-2:00pm||Story Dice mobile game||Kyle Jaymes Davis|
|2:00pm-4:00pm||Jackbox gaming||Game Club @SU|
|4:00pm-5:00pm||Lego Building Challenge||Andrea Buckvold|
|5:00pm-6:00pm||Trivia Game Show on Comics and Gaming, using Kahoot||Rob Snow|
Zoom Link for Games:
Meeting ID: 963 5640 2736
Expectations for Behavior at the CON
The point of the CON is to provide a friendly, positive, inclusive, geeky space for a day, for the benefit of people who have not had the chance to experience that kind of thing for a long time.
Harassment, insults, bigotry, and villainous behavior in general will not be tolerated. We may remove anyone who does not uphold this expectation through their speech or behavior.
Email Chris Wildrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will feature a full-day Zoom stream of activities from 10am-6pm. Visit the Schedule, Activity Descriptions, and Zoom Link below. SCHEDULE 10:00am-11:30am Tolkien Reading Day Esgaroth Smial 11:30am-noon Show Off Your Collection Open Chat Forum Noon-1pm Paint Your Own Tabletop Miniatures Along with Us!(Gilles Stromberg’s workshop has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances) Chris WildrickContinue reading “Activities”
We are currently accepting submissions for our online Cosplay Contest! Please visit here for the rules! Here are the wonderful entries we have so far, from both the Photo and Video categories. The call for entries for the contest has closed. I will still post any new costumes, but they won’t be eligible for judgingContinue reading “Cosplay Entries”
We will host a variety of free online games during the CON, including both video games and a role-playing game. All players are welcome. Our priority is fun for all. We will feature a full-day Zoom stream of gaming from 10am-6pm. Check out the Schedule, Descriptions, and Zoom Link below. SCHEDULE 10:00am-11:00am Play the GameContinue reading “Gaming”
The Geek/Art CONfluence is dedicated to providing a diverse, inclusive experience—with a focus on increasing awareness of disabilities within geek culture—in partnership with Syracuse University’s “Cripping” the Comic Con, aka CripCon. Please visit https://crippingthecon.com for more information about the CripCon. To learn more about what “cripping” means, please visit: https://crippingthecon.com/more-on-what-cripping-means/. The three Artist Speakers’ presentationsContinue reading “Accessibility and Inclusion at the 2021 Geek/Art CONfluence”
We want to highlight some regional geek-culture businesses, vendors, artists, and groups. Email Chris if you’re interested in participating. Collectibles Galore: 25% off any toys or new or old comics–except slabs–if you give the code “Mighty Vike” during your purchase. Good from March 20-April 30. Comix Zone: will offer a $25 gift card as aContinue reading “Shops, Vendors, Artists, & Groups”
SYRACUSE ART MUSEUM PRESENTATION OF COMICS, CARICATURES, AND CARTOON ART The Syracuse Art Museum put together an online collection of their comics holdings just for the CON: click here to check it out. The collection features selections from the Art Museum’s permanent collection exploring cartoon, caricature, and comic art. It includes original drawings for NewContinue reading “Art”
We will feature three artist speakers and four panels composed of faculty and students from multiple universities, as well as other members of the geek community. We will feature a full-day Zoom stream of activities from 10am-6pm. Check out the Schedule, Panel Descriptions, and Zoom Link below. SCHEDULE 10am-11am Nina Piazza; James McKay; Ed CattoContinue reading “Panels & Presentations”
THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW CLOSED. Check out the entries here. You can vote for the Audience Choice Awards on Facebook, for both Photo and Video categories, by clicking on their links. The winners of all the categories will be revealed during the live Zoom of the CON from 5:30-6:00pm (EST) on March 20.Continue reading “Cosplay Call”