Get up close and personal with MCM’s special guests as they take a break on the Live Stage sofa, chatting and answering audience questions. Check out the full schedule below…

FRIDAY 

Spotlight on Ashley Poston

12:00 – 12:30

 

YA author and fangirl enthusiast Ashley Poston takes the Live Stage by storm discussing her awesome books Geekerella and sci-fi novel Heart of Iron.

 

D&D & Oxventure: Ask Us Anything

15:30 – 16:00

 

Roll for initiative as the crew of Outside Xbox’s awesome Dungeons & Dragons series Oxventure answer all of your burning questions.

 

Spotlight on Susan Dennard

16:15 – 16:45  

 

NY Times bestselling fantasy and sci-fi author Susan Dennard dives into her Witchlands series with the Live Stage team.

 

 

SATURDAY 

Pop Culture in publishing

10:45 – 11:30

How is pop culture changing the publishing landscape? How did Star Trek become…cool? It’s time to meet your people; Ashley Poston, KK Perez and Tade Thompson.

My Hero Academia

11:45 – 12:30

 

Learn how to be a real hero as we discuss hit anime series My Hero Academia with the stars of the show: Jason Liebrecht, Elizabeth Maxwell, Aaron Dismuke, Lindsay Seidel and Ricco Fajardo.

 

LARP: Ask Us Anything

12:30 – 13:15

 

Ever wanted to know what it’s like playing in a Live Action Role-Playing game? Come meet the players who physically get into characters and meet their goals!

 

On the sofa with Tyler Hoechlin

13:15 – 13:45

 

The one and only Tyler Hoechlin goes behind the scenes of his iconic roles in Teen Wolf, Supergirl, Arrow and The Flash

 

Funko Animation Talks 

13:45 – 14:30

Interested in peeking behind the curtain and getting a first-hand look at the creative process behind Funko’s animated shorts? From Thor to Thanos, Aquaman to the Night King, listen to Charlie Miller, Harry Slinger-Thompson and Paris Taylor-Jones of Funko Animation Studios discuss what it’s like to animate some of pop culture’s most memorable characters.

Nolan North & Troy Baker

15:00 – 15:45

Voice actor legends Nolan North and Troy Baker go behind the scenes of their iconic gaming roles on the Live Stage.

Tpub: How to create a collaborative comic

16:00 – 16:45

 

Collaborating with one person can be tricky, but with 10? What are the benefits and hurdles of having a big team when making comics? Come join Tpub’s panel where comic creators will also be having the world launch of the comic in question: The Theory – A Twisted Sci-Fi.

 

 

SUNDAY

Legends – Facts vs Fiction

10:00 – 10:45

 

King Arthur, vampires, dragons. We’ve all heard the legends, but where did they start – is there any truth to them? Our authors and academics, KK Perez and Zen Cho, are going to let you in on a few secrets…

 

Spotlight on Jodi Taylor

11:15 – 11:45

 

UK author Jodi Taylor takes to the Live Stage to showcase her portfolio of fantasy-style historical fiction and romance novels.

 

Women behind the voices

12:15 – 13:00

Voice acting professionals Elizabeth Maxwell and Lindsay Seidel discuss their roles in television, radio, video games, and hundreds of anime shows – including My Hero Academia, RWBY and more.

Little Wolff on Cosplay

13:00 – 13:30

Come and join the very talented Little Wolff on the Live Stage as she tells all on how she got into cosplay!

Clerks: Served with an attitude

13:30 – 14:15

Join the cast of Clerks for ‘a very funny look at the over-the-counter culture’ as they take to the Live Stage and reveal all about what made this ’90s black and white movie a cult classic.

 

Growing up with The Walking Dead

15:00 – 15:30

 

The Lintz kids reveal all about their time on gritty TV show The Walking Dead and what it’s like being a zombie on TV.

 

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