2021 Geek/Art CONvergence Full Schedule


The following is the full schedule from the previous, 2021 CON.

10am-11amNina Piazza; James McKay; Ed CattoPanel: “Geek Culture’s Connections to World Culture and History”
11am-NoonBenjamin Marra“Why You Should Self-Publish Your Comics”
Noon-1pmAimee Balint; Elizabeth Williamson; Darlena MariePanel: “Building Identity”
1pm-2pmNatalie Riess“Comics: The Drawing Is the Writing”
2pm-3pmSpecial Collections Research Center staff; Frank Cammuso; Lauren Earl, Alayna Vander Veer, Austin WatersPanel: “Archives and Publishing”
3pm-4pmMaya McKibbin“Power in Stories”
4pm-5pmSam Cowling; Michael Beach; Fiona Haborak and Kimon KeramidasPanel: “Meta!”
5pm-5:30pmConnor Nehls, Isabella Rayne Rossi, Dylan Buck, Bailey Culver“Help! There’s a Party in My Dungeon—A Lesson for Beginners”
5:30pm-6:00pmJudges Kate McKay, Wendell Smith, Sr., and Jay StilipecCosplay Contest Slideshow and Awards


Meeting ID: 999 4277 4387

Passcode: 733884

Visit here for a complete description of every Talk, and further information about our artist speakers here.


10:00am-11:30amTolkien Reading DayEsgaroth Smial
11:30am-noonShow Off Your CollectionOpen Chat Forum
Noon-1pmPaint Your Own Tabletop Miniatures Along with Us!
(Gilles Stromberg’s workshop has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances)
Chris Wildrick
1:00pm-2:00pmScavenger Hunt501st Legion and Rebel Legion
2:00pm-3:00pmArtist Portfolio ReviewNatalie Riess
3:00pm-4:00pmCosplay DemoBarr Foxx and Dean’s Lyst
4:00pm-5:00pmRelax and Chat about Your Favorite Comics and MoviesOpen Chat Forum
5:00pm-5:30pmWho Wins? Character Battle DebatingChris Wildrick
5:30pm-6:00pmLightsaber Dueling and FormsBen Judkins, Ithaca Sabers/The Gathering of Sabers


Meeting ID: 917 1277 5040

Visit here for a complete description of every Activity.


10:00am-11:00amPlay the Game Read the Story/Floodgate Games: demos and discussionJason Engle, Michael Guigliano
11:00am-NoonAmong Us mobile gameNicole Loresto from the Barnes Center e-sports center
Noon-1:00pmOne Night Ultimate Werewolf online gameKyle Jaymes Davis
1:00pm-2:00pmStory Dice mobile gameKyle Jaymes Davis
2:00pm-4:00pmJackbox gamingGame Club @SU
4:00pm-5:00pmLego Building ChallengeAndrea Buckvold
5:00pm-6:00pmTrivia Game Show on Comics and Gaming, using KahootRob Snow


Meeting ID: 963 5640 2736

Visit here for a complete description of all Gaming.

Expectations for Behavior at the CON

Be nice!

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 cwildric@syr.edu.

Our Facebook site is here and our Facebook Event page is here.

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