LexiCon 2019

Saturday, September 14

Panel Descriptions


Library 2nd floor auditorium

How to Make Money on YouTube: Have you ever wondered if real people can actually make money on YouTube? “Prof Hoff” will be sharing insights into how he created his community of over 35,000 subscribers and made his YouTube channel a profitable endeavor. Panelist is Dr. Shane Hoffman. Panel begins at 11:00 am.

LGBTQ+ Representation in Media: Panel begins at 12:00 pm. More detailed information coming soon.

A History of Animation: Join art historian, curator, and administrator Dr. Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd in a trip through the history of animation. Panel begins at 1:00 pm.

Beyond the Man in the Rubber Suit: Godzilla in the 21st Century: Since Godzilla's first appearance 65 years ago, the King of the Monsters has become a cinematic icon and a globally recognized symbol of Japan. But with the reboot of the Godzilla franchise on both sides of the Pacific – Legendary’s Godzilla and Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Toho’s Shin Godzilla – and with the death in 2017 of actor Nakajima Haruo, the original “man in the rubber suit,” what does the future of the Godzilla series hold? This talk will briefly survey the history and impact of the Godzilla films, reflect on Hollywood’s handling of the King of the Monsters, and assess the impact of changes in special effects technology, cinematic fashion, and global politics on the world’s oldest and longest film franchise. Panelist is Dr. William Tsutsui. Panel begins at 2:00 pm.


Library 3rd floor reception area

What’s Up with the Doc: A Discussion of Doctor Who: Panel begins at 10:30 am. Join fellow Whovians as they dig into the details and mull over the mysteries of this classic series.

Let’s Get Funko!: A panel for funko collectors or people wanting to learn more about funko item such as POPs Dorbz ETC. also get tips on upcoming releases, how to spot fake Funko products and a chance to share pictures of their collections. Panelist is Chritina Sommers. Panel begins at 11:30 am.

Competitive Cosplay 101: We will talk about how to transition from just cosplay to competitive cosplay. Including how to make your cosplay ready for competition, how to make a portfolio of reference images and progress photos, and what to expect when competing. Panelists Marlie Adams and Allison Breckon of Divine Creations Cosplay. Panel begins at 12:30 pm.

How to be a Pretty Guardian: How to be a Pretty Guardian is a sailor moon panel, each scout will teach you ways to be a sailor guardian. From how to act, how to save civilians, and how to keep yourself entertained. There will be games, prizes and other fun things. Panelists are Moe Mechi, Leda Taylor, Jonna Hannabass, Toki Moriarty, and Shade Silent. Panel begins at 1:30 pm.


Outside in library courtyard

Budo Society Demonstrations: Members of the UCO Budo Society will be showing their skills with a variety of different Japanese swords. Come out to watch some epic battles and learn more about the samurai. Led by Dr. Wayne Stein. Demonstrations will begin at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm.


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