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The Premier Pop Culture Event Of The Southwest Blasts Into Day Two With Some Spotlight Panels And Enough Fun For Everyone And The Modern Times Crew Will Again Be There To Capture It Live


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

June 6, 2014 — Friday is another day that will be jam packed with programing. From presentations to panels, and from film screenings to contests and of course it is impossible to see everything. Here are the ones that we think are absolute can’t miss events on day two of comicon.

Kicking off at 10:30 a.m. will be The Zombie  Obstacle course in rooms S 164 and 165 and The Cosplay Lounge & Medic Station in room 213. Both will be running all day, the Zombie Obstacle course will have obstacles as well as zombies. While the Cosplay medi station is to fix broken costume parts, or take some time out of the armor for those with heavier costumes. The Art Room will also be opening at 10:30 a.m. and running throughout most of the day. The room will be stocked with arts and crafts supplies for children.

Also kicking off at 10:30 a.m. will be the Mythical Creatures 101 in S166 , and the Con Relationship Panels. The mythical creatures panel will discuss some of western mythologies most notable non human beings. While the Con-Relationships panel is a instructional panel on how to make and maintain relationships with fellow convention goers at and after the con in room N222C.

At noon until 1 p.m. one of the conventions heaviest hitters will be stepping into the spotlight when Gimli from Lord of the Rings, John Rhys Davies sits down with his fans in the North Ballroom 120. Also at noon will be the “High Noon Water Showdown,” in the outdoor pavilion running until 12:30 p.m. Also happening will be a panel on the Walking Dead comparing the comic books to the television show in room 129B until 1 p.m. and running until 2 p.m. will be “Pop Culture Astronomy” in room N225b.

For the biggest Star Trek fans there will be a Klingon 101 panel in room N122AB. The panel will be led by Dakota Ballejos, George Richardson, and Kevin Burgess and they will be going over things like Shakespeare in it’s original Klingon as well as other finer points of the language.

One of the most interesting panels of the entire con will be beginning at 3 p.m. and running until 4 p.m. in N232BC. The panel will be “Cosplay Horror Stories,” where Holly Conrad, John Strangeway, and Kay Townsend will share some of their worst cosplay experiences with the audience, and how to avoid those experiences.

“Gone Too Soon, In Loving Memory of TV Shows Canceled in their Prime,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. and run until 4:30 p.m. in room N225A. It will be a panel discussion with Cody Hertig, Eric Downing, Hayley Tracy, and Zachary Brown. The discussion is sure to feature a heavy dose of Firefly, with possible mentions of The Tick as well as other TV shows.

From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Power Rangers will step into the spotlight when original rangers, Austin St. John, David Yost, and Waleter Jones take the stage in the North Ballroom 120. Then at 6 p.m. there will be a Panel discussion “Batman 75: Batman Rogues" until 7 p.m. with Francis Manapul, Ken Brown, and Kevin McGuire in room N129B.

Both running from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. will be the Desert Dolls Roller Derby Bout in the outdoor pavilion, and rousing horror debate of “King of the Creature Features: What Is the Best horror movie franchise. AdamRutkowski, Kirby Nelson, Ruby Tate, Steve Mandel, and Victor Moreno will debate in room S166.

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