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Panel Schedule

Main Stage

11:00 AM - University of Texas Sports Talk

Join us for a discussion on the main stage for all things UT Austin! Hook 'Em!

12:00 PM - Billy Dee Williams & Corey Dee Williams

Hello. What have we here? It's Billy Dee Williams and his son Corey Dee Williams! Join the smooth talking scoundrel and the Hutt bodyguard to discuss their lengthy and prestigious careers.

1:00 PM - Adrienne Barbeau

From staring on sitcoms to becoming a Scream Queen. Adrienne Barbeau discusses everything from voicing Catwoman and beyond.

2:00 PM - Erik Estrada

Erik Estrada has had a long and storied career with over 160 credits to his name beginning in 1970.  He captured our hearts as Officer Frank Poncherello on Chips in 1977, and has remained a force in pop culture. From TV appearances, to movies and cameos, to lending his voice to animation in shows like Sealab 2021 he has grown with his audience for generations.

3:00 PM - Ray Wise

Whether you have seen him as Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks, Vice President Hal Gardner in 24, The Devil in Reaper, Marvin in Fresh Off the Boat, or one of his numerous film roles in Swamp Thing, & RoboCop, Ray Wise is guaranteed to have appeared on screen in your home and in your heart. Now see him live on stage as he recounts his storied career.

4:00 PM - Batman: The Animated Series Reunion

Batman the Animated Series. That cartoon game changer that held high esteem in our valuable viewing time from 1992 to 1995. The first DC animated series to be produced by Warner Brothers made an indelible mark on nerd culture. Kids of all ages tuned in and were graced with rich noir themed episodes and dark animation.

5:00 PM - Adult Cosplay Contest

Join us on the main panel stage for the Best Cosplay Austin has to offer! Pre-registration required to compete.

Panel Room

11:00 AM - Jakku Temple

Interactive Jedi Experience: An Interactive Show/Padawan Training. The Jedi of Jakku Temple are seeking younglings (ages 5-12) who are strong in the Force. Train with the Masters of Saber Guild: Jakku & Coruscant Temples to defend the galaxy and watch stories from Ancient Jedi Texts unfold before your eyes. Help protect ancient knowledge from falling into the hands of the Dark Side! Come be a part of our show! Children (and their parents) love our Interactive Jedi Experience / Padawan Training. It's fun, it's free, and it brings families back each year! 

12:00 PM - Voice Actor Table Reading

Join a panel of voice actors as they read movie scripts in real time.  

1:00 PM - DJ Qualls

Since the beginning of his on screen career in 1998 DJ Qualls has appeared in some of our favorite shows and movies. He has proven to be a heck of a character actor. He’s the endearing hacker in The Core (that man earns his hot pockets), an unsettling serial killer in Criminal Minds, and the charming geek to cool rebel in The New Guy. And who didn’t adore him as Garth in Supernatural! Swing by the panel room for a chat about the variety of characters he’s portrayed in his career, and where he’s going from here.

2:00 PM - Bambi: 80th Anniversary

Join us for the 80th anniversary of Bambi. We will be joined by Donnie Dunagan - Young Bambi and Peter Behn - Young Thumper. What keeps this moving coming of age tale in the pop culture consciousness? Find out what was it like working for Walt Disney during the golden age of Disney & more!

3:00 PM - McKenna Michels

McKenna Michaels is a songwriter and storyteller from Austin. Also a talented opera singer, she performed at the Kennedy Center in the summer of 2017 but ended up stepping away from her career temporarily to study technology. Feeling overwhelmed and in need of a way to come to terms with her childhood experiences, she sought refuge at the piano once again, and the songs poured out of her. In 2019, after performing original songs at a local venue, she committed herself fully to her career as an artist and to using her music to continue to heal herself and others.

4:00 PM - Jakku Temple

So You Want to Be a Jedi... or Sith:  Teens and Adults (13+). Come take a closer, behind-the-scenes look into our shows. Train with us in the basics of Saber Guild: Jakku  & Coruscant Temple's Lightsaber Choreography System and how we combine stage combat with cosplay costuming for our kids' show: an Interactive Jedi Experience. You too can be a Jedi... or a Sith and use your love of Star Wars for charity to give back to the community!

Pub Room

12:00 PM - Table Top War Stories

Join this panel and interview to discuss tabletop gaming with a 45 year veteran in the world of gaming, Paul Felix.

2:00 PM - Cal Dodd

Hey Bub, you better get on over to this panel with one of the most legen-dary voice actors around. You may know him as Wolverine, or maybe Captain America, Slappy the Dummy, Rip Rockefeller, Ron Rapidfire, Random Virus, or any number of characters. This panel is a can't miss!

3:00 PM - Pub Trivia

Go head to head and compete in Pub Trivia!

4:00 PM - Adult Cosplay Contest Pre-Judging

If you are signed up for the Adult Cosplay Contest today, please meet in the Pub Room to partake in pre-judging! Pre-registration required!

Main Stage

12:00 PM - Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar the Last Airbender has been captivating fans since it hit the screen in 2005 on Nickelodeon. We laughed and cried as Aang embarked on his epic journey out of the ice to reach his full Avatar potential. With the help of his companions Sokka, Katara, Toph, and of course Appa and Momo he learns how the world has changed since he initially ran from the overwhelming responsibility of taking on the mantle of The Avatar.

2:00 PM - Professional Artists

We all dream of doing what we love for a living.  For our prestigious panel they get to do just that. They have created characters who have held a place in pop culture for decades. Strap in for some epic stories.

3:00 PM - Anime Villains

Everyone loves a hero.  We all know Almight, and Goku, and Sailor Moon. We all root for the underdog, and want to see Ang reach his full avatar potential.  But what about our villains?  Who would the Elrick Brothers be without the homunculus?  Would Naruto’s journey to acceptance be as epic without his battle with Nagato?  Join us as we chat with John Swasey (My Hero Academia - All For One) and Eric Vale (My Hero Academia - Shigaraki) as we explore what it is to portray these antagonists who go head to head with our pesky protagonists.

4:00 PM - Kids Cosplay Contest

Join us on the main panel stage for the cutest Cosplay Austin has to offer! Pre-registration required to compete.

Panel Room

11:00 AM - Jakku Temple

Interactive Jedi Experience: An Interactive Show/Padawan Training. The Jedi of Jakku Temple are seeking younglings (ages 5-12) who are strong in the Force. Train with the Masters of Saber Guild: Jakku & Coruscant Temples to defend the galaxy and watch stories from Ancient Jedi Texts unfold before your eyes. Help protect ancient knowledge from falling into the hands of the Dark Side! Come be a part of our show! Children (and their parents) love our Interactive Jedi Experience / Padawan Training. It's fun, it's free, and it brings families back each year! 

1:00 PM - Make-Up 101

Join us for a focused panel on make up application and tricks and tips!

2:00 PM - Professional Cosplay

Cosplay! That beloved staple of any convention. These dedicated fans pour their heart into breathing life into some of fandom’s favorite characters. Countless hours, pennies, and no small amount of ingenuity that would shock even the maddest of scientists go into these epic and at times award winning renditions of pop cultures characters large and small.

3:00 PM - Jakku Temple

So You Want to Be a Jedi... or Sith:  Teens and Adults (13+). Come take a closer, behind-the-scenes look into our shows. Train with us in the basics of Saber Guild: Jakku  & Coruscant Temple's Lightsaber Choreography System and how we combine stage combat with cosplay costuming for our kids' show: an Interactive Jedi Experience. You too can be a Jedi... or a Sith and use your love of Star Wars for charity to give back to the community!

Pub Room

11:00 PM - Costuming 101

Join us for a close up discussion with a local professional artist and costumer Miss O’Kissed.  She will discuss her career, and give us an in depth look at how to bring your characters to life.  With an extensive background in fashion and art is one heck of a pint size creative power house.  From body suits to pattern making, and how to use different types of materials she will give us all a better idea of how to ratched our creations up to the next level.  Oh and she also makes shoes!!!

12:00 PM - YouTube Personality

Join Mineralblu and Emmasaurus as they talk about what it takes to be a YouTube creator. Make sure to check out their channels and bring your questions!

1:00 PM - Indie Artists

Join us for a look at the comic book industry outside of the big labels.  What’s it like to create your own characters from start to finish?  How to cultivate a fandom outside of a major label.  Aside from the pit falls what are the perks?  You can make a living as an artist and these folks are doing it on their terms. With Nikki Ward, Danny Dale Carroll, Ashley Cassaday, and Dave Bush.

2:00 PM - Indie Writers

Indy producers are largely Jacks of All Trades. But what does that look like from a writer’s perspective?  We largely think of the indie world as being movies, or art, but what about writing? Columns, books, stories! Lets gather round and hear a tale of making it in the Indie Writer Realm. With PJ Hoover, Joe Khachadourian, Davy Jones, and Jay Gillespie.

3:00 PM - Artisan Creations

This panel will feature different makers in various nerd industries. Learn how to make art your business.