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Friday, October 30
 

12:00pm

GMs Round Table – The Hal-Con Round Up
A discussion of what RPGs will be offered at Hal-Con this year and what to look forward to. We will also provide a quick overview and review of the different RPGs that will be present at the Con and hopefully some other up and coming RPGs.

Friday October 30, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Con Photography 101
A detailed look into improving your photographs around Hal-Con. Instructions for all levels of photographer from cell-phone to SLR. 

Friday October 30, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Don't Panic - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Hal-Con
An unofficial, but friendly, introduction to Hal-Con, and how to get the most out of it. This panel is primarily intended for new attendees and folks who have been before but still have questions.

Friday October 30, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Harry Potter House Analysis (16+)
(16+ due to language)

This panel will discuss the traits of each Hogwarts house and the types of students you can find in them. This panel will also discuss a brief History of each house as well as notable characters from each house.

Friday October 30, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
305

1:00pm

Nova Scotia Bronies
The Nova Scotia Bronies is a group founded as a place for people all across NS could come to share there love for the fandom. during our panel we will discuss our group and our events as well as what we do to try and unite our mighty herd.

Friday October 30, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

GMing 101
A crash course in what it means to be a Game Master. We cover universal topics relevant to any game regardless of system. Some topics include: duties and responsibilities, resources, pitfalls, planning, preparation, creativity, adaptability and flexibility, and managing the rules.


Friday October 30, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

1:30pm

Alaina Huffman Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Alaina Huffman

Alaina Huffman

Actor
Alaina Huffman was born in Vancouver. She is an actress and producer, known for SGU Stargate Universe as Lt Tamara “TJ” Johansen, Smallville as the Iconic DC character “Black Canary” and currently she reigns as the Queen of hell “Abbadon” on CW’s hit show Supernatural.


Friday October 30, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

1:30pm

Kirby Morrow Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Voice Actor
Kirby trained in Theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up Comedy stages around the world. He has played hundreds of characters over the last 21 years, but is best known as Goku from Dragonball Z, Cyclops from X-Men: Evolution, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Michaelangelo fromTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently, Kirby has voiced various characters on Lego’s Ninjago and Star wars, including... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

1:45pm

Amber Benson Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

1:45pm

John deLancie Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor / Voice Actor
Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career: His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women on Top”, “Nicholas”, “Good Advise”, “Patient 14”, “The Big Time”, “Reign on Me” and... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

K-Pop Choreography
Learn the moves of your favourite Korean pop idols with Jessica as she breaks down a fun popular choreography.

Friday October 30, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Chapter House Comics
Here's a chance to find out more about the comic company that brought you Canada's newest super hero: Captain Canuck!

Guests
avatar for Richard Comely

Richard Comely

Comic
Richard Comely worked as a sign painter, crest, embroidery and clothing designer, portrait artist and graphic designer before publishing Captain Canuck from Winnipeg in 1975 and Star Rider and The Peace Machine in 1981. Richard has taught drawing since 1989. He has written and illustrated for magazines and newspapers in Canada and The U.S. He wrote and illustrated three newspaper strips as well as children’s... Read More →
avatar for Fadi Hakim

Fadi Hakim

Comic
Publisher, Chapterhouse Comics Group | President, Captain Canuck Incorporated At age 6, Fadi bought Captain Canuck #1 at a Flea Market Comic Stall, and hasn’t looked back since. Forming Captain Canuck Incorporated with Richard Comely in 2012, Fadi spearheaded the redesign of the Captain with Kalman Andrasofszky and Paul Gardner, and produced the Animated Series- ‘Captain Canuck: Fool’s Gold’, starring Kris... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Interactive Storytelling
In the age of social media and the evolution of role playing games, how people get emersed in stories has changed.  This panel looks at how various advancements has influenced how stories are both told and enjoyed.


Guests
avatar for Kat Kruger

Kat Kruger

Author
Kat Kruger is a freelance writer and social media consultant with a degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. Her first novel, The Night Has Teeth (The Magdeburg Trilogy, Book One), won the 34th Atlantic Writing Competition and has over 2 million reads on Wattpad. The trilogy has been translated into German by Random House. She is currently working on a new project code named #SteampunkUnicornProject.
avatar for Chris Tulach

Chris Tulach

Gaming
Chris Tulach is an organized play program manager for Wizards of Coast, responsible for creating in-store and convention play programs such as D&D Encounters and the current D&D Adventurers League system for the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. A gaming convention veteran, Chris has been involved with D&D organized play for over 20 years, and has been a Dungeon Master for over 30 years. He was a developer on Scoundrels of... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Q&A with Paul Amos
Moderators
Guests
avatar for Paul Amos

Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Player 101: Being a Better RPG Player
Players make games happen. Great players make great games. We'll explore ideas and strategies to be a more engaging player as well as ways to encourage and share in team work, party politics, loot, and dealing with the GM. Want more out of your game? We'll talk about how to put more into it without stressing and conflict.


Friday October 30, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

2:45pm

Alaina Huffman Photo Op
Guests
avatar for Alaina Huffman

Alaina Huffman

Actor
Alaina Huffman was born in Vancouver. She is an actress and producer, known for SGU Stargate Universe as Lt Tamara “TJ” Johansen, Smallville as the Iconic DC character “Black Canary” and currently she reigns as the Queen of hell “Abbadon” on CW’s hit show Supernatural.


Friday October 30, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

2:45pm

Amber Benson Photo Op
Guests
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

2:45pm

Emily Perkins Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins

Actor
A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10, and made her feature film debut in 1989’s Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and several films, including Stephen King’s It. As an adult, Emily received a Leo Award... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Stunt Acting 101
Stunt Actor Gavin Buhr will be showing highlights of his stunt career, explaining the business and answering questions about stunt acting.



Moderators
Guests
avatar for Gavin Buhr

Gavin Buhr

Stunt Actor
Gavin was born in Oxford , England and grew up in the Maritimes. He decided to pursue a career in the film and TV industry and was based for decades in Vancouver BC. Starting as an actor, Gavin gravitated towards the action side of film and became an extremely busy stunt performer and coordinator. To date he has appeared in over 200 shows , many of which are top science fiction and adventure series. Because of his 6’5″ height and... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Cosplay Q&A
Moderators
Guests
avatar for Nathan DeLuca

Nathan DeLuca

Cosplayer
Nathan DeLuca is a giant nerd, comic book addict, cosplayer, and rabbit enthusiast hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. After cosplaying for the first time at Hal-Con 2012, he fell in love with crafting and making characters come to life. He has been honing his armor and prop making skills since, specializing in EVA foamcraft and thermoplastics and branching out to casting and 3d printing. In 2014, Nathan started taking commissions and has been... Read More →
avatar for Destiny Nickelsen

Destiny Nickelsen

Cosplayer
Destiny is a world renowned cosplayer most well-known for her iconic Harley Quinn costume from “Injustice: Gods Among Us”. She was raised on classic sci-fi movies, anime, and fantasy, and has been gaming since she could hold a controller. Her mother taught her how to sew at age six and she was instantly hooked, beginning a lifetime of costume building and crafting influenced by the things she loves most. She has been costuming at... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Mining Moon Screening

An award winning Canadian Short scifi film:

Agent Akowi goes deep undercover to expose renegade weapon sales from a remote lunar mining outpost. As she infiltrates a dangerous universe of deception and slavery, will her sympathies for the plight of the arms dealer's slaves compromise her mission?


Moderators
Friday October 30, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
305

3:00pm

Kris Holden-Ried Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Kris Holden-Ried

Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Paul Amos Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Paul Amos

Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

The History & Future of Gaming
A timeline of Gaming from ancient Chinese board games to modern high-precision 3D holographic simulators. From Chess to Civilization. From Checkers to Minecraft. Followed by an open discussion on where YOU think we will go next.

Volunteers

Friday October 30, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Cosplay Life Drawing Sessions by DeSerres
Join your local DeSerres team for an hour of life drawing with a cosplay model. Bring your own drawing supplies or purchase a supplies kit in the room for $20 (limit of eighteen kits available).

Friday October 30, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Dorks in Dungeons (1)

Dorks in Dungeons is an acclaimed improvised comedy show about delivering the mail in a fantastical world. Using the framework of a tabletop role-playing game, the Dorks create each show with the help of audience suggestions and the whim of a 20 sided die.


Guests
avatar for Dorks in Dungeons

Dorks in Dungeons

Live Improv Comedy meets Fantasy Role-Playing Games!



Friday October 30, 2015 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

3:15pm

Whovian Cosplay Group Photo (Unofficial)
Cosplaying Dr Who?  Want to get some pictures with other Whovians?  Stop by Rm 304 to take some group pictures with your cohorts and meet new people.

Friday October 30, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

3:30pm

Jacquelyn Frank author signing
Guests
avatar for Jacquelyn Frank

Jacquelyn Frank

Author
New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank specializes in paranormal and fantasy romance. She has spawned several series taking place everywhere between Earth and other dimensions including The Nightwalkers and Shadow Walkers series. A former native to New York, Jacquelyn now lives with her many cats down in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. She is nailed to her laptop computer imagining the many worlds her readers... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Scotia Bank Centre Guest Table

3:45pm

Emily Perkins Photo Op
Guests
avatar for Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins

Actor
A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10, and made her feature film debut in 1989’s Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and several films, including Stephen King’s It. As an adult, Emily received a Leo Award... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Gavin Buhr Autograph Session
Free

Guests
avatar for Gavin Buhr

Gavin Buhr

Stunt Actor
Gavin was born in Oxford , England and grew up in the Maritimes. He decided to pursue a career in the film and TV industry and was based for decades in Vancouver BC. Starting as an actor, Gavin gravitated towards the action side of film and became an extremely busy stunt performer and coordinator. To date he has appeared in over 200 shows , many of which are top science fiction and adventure series. Because of his 6’5″ height and... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Sewing 101
This will be an introduction panel of guest who wish to sew their own costumes.  From sourcing patterns, how to choose the right size, choosing the correct fabrics and using a machine.

Friday October 30, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Nero Armonia - Interview with LARPer
Q&A with Characters and their Players

Guests

Friday October 30, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Star Trek Panel
Join Star Trek: TNG's series guest star John de Lancie, Diane Duane, episode writer ("Where No One Has Gone Before") and novelist (Dark Mirrors), and TOS novelist Peter Morwood ("Rules of Engagement") as they talk about the series, the novels and the Roddenberry Universe.

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Diane Duane

Diane Duane

Author
Diane Duane has been writing science fiction and fantasy in prose form for more than thirty years, including her long-running “Young Wizards” series and the nine bestselling Star Trek novels for which (among many other works) she was recently awarded the Grand Master / lifetime achievement award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Her TV and film writing has included characters ranging from Jean-Luc Picard to... Read More →
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor / Voice Actor
Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career: His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women on Top”, “Nicholas”, “Good Advise”, “Patient 14”, “The Big Time”, “Reign on Me” and... Read More →
avatar for Peter Morwood

Peter Morwood

Author
Peter Morwood left pilot training in the RAF and a job in the UK civil service that he’s not allowed to talk about to become a full time SF and fantasy writer in 1986. To his work on his Horse Lords and Tales of Old Russia epic fantasy series, he’s since added screen work ranging from animated series like Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series to the award-winning SyFy miniseries Dark... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Kirby Morrow Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Voice Actor
Kirby trained in Theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up Comedy stages around the world. He has played hundreds of characters over the last 21 years, but is best known as Goku from Dragonball Z, Cyclops from X-Men: Evolution, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Michaelangelo fromTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently, Kirby has voiced various characters on Lego’s Ninjago and Star wars, including... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Writing for Nanowrimo
Nanowrimo is a fun challenge but also a powerful tool for a writer.  This panel will explain how to write for the contest while making sure you get the most out of it.  I will teach how I approach the contest, how to prepare, how to write during the challenge and how, after, to take your work and turn it into something professional. 

Moderators
Friday October 30, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
305

4:30pm

Captain Canuck: Tell The Story
Have your little ones join Richard Comely, the creator of Captain Canuck, for a hands on lesson in creating comic books. Tell the Story is an activity book featuring sequential art or graphic narrative (comic book-style stories) with blank word balloons and space for captions. Adding art and providing the lettering enhances the learning experience. Your aspiring artist and writer can learn to “Tell the Story” with their own words & art! Recommended for school age children.

Guests
avatar for Richard Comely

Richard Comely

Comic
Richard Comely worked as a sign painter, crest, embroidery and clothing designer, portrait artist and graphic designer before publishing Captain Canuck from Winnipeg in 1975 and Star Rider and The Peace Machine in 1981. Richard has taught drawing since 1989. He has written and illustrated for magazines and newspapers in Canada and The U.S. He wrote and illustrated three newspaper strips as well as children’s... Read More →
avatar for Fadi Hakim

Fadi Hakim

Comic
Publisher, Chapterhouse Comics Group | President, Captain Canuck Incorporated At age 6, Fadi bought Captain Canuck #1 at a Flea Market Comic Stall, and hasn’t looked back since. Forming Captain Canuck Incorporated with Richard Comely in 2012, Fadi spearheaded the redesign of the Captain with Kalman Andrasofszky and Paul Gardner, and produced the Animated Series- ‘Captain Canuck: Fool’s Gold’, starring Kris... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

4:45pm

Kris Holden-Ried Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Kris Holden-Ried

Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

4:45pm

Paul Amos Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Paul Amos

Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Comics as a Career
Wonder what it takes to make a career in comics?  Let the pro's tell you how!

Guests
avatar for Vitaly S. Alexius

Vitaly S. Alexius

Comic
Vitaly S. Alexius is from Novokuznetsk, Siberian Russia. On April 11, 1997 fate gave him an unexpected twist and by means of aerial transportation he was thrown about 5555 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Toronto, Canada. He has been tutoring on the subject of drawing and painting since 2000. In 2002, he learned Photoshop and used it to develop an innovative, digital-art style, which he called “Dreaminism”. Currently he is working... Read More →
avatar for Jeph Jacques

Jeph Jacques

Comic
Jeph Jacques grew up in Rockville, Maryland and currently lives in Western Massachusetts, although he is working on becoming a Halifax resident. He has drawn comics his entire life, and has been doing Questionable Content since August of 2003. He launched his new comic project, Alice Grove, in 2014. He likes dogs and guitars.
avatar for Joëlle Jones

Joëlle Jones

Comic
Joëlle Jones is a comic book artist living in Portland, OR. She is currently writing and drawing a new series Lady Killer published by Dark Horse and is also known for her work on Helheim, and the follow up Brides of HELHEIM the supernatural viking thriller series written by Cullen Bunn and published by Oni Press. She has also worked on various projects with the New York Times, Graphic Universe, Vertigo, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and ONI... Read More →
avatar for Troy Little

Troy Little

Comic
Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for the... Read More →
avatar for Mike Rooth

Mike Rooth

Comic
Mike Rooth is a Freelance Art Mercenary working out of his studio (or ‘living room’, as it is more commonly known) in Oakville, Ontario. Rooth was a full time illustrator of children’s books, magazine articles, cover art, short stories, and educational graphic novels for over a decade before he started chasing after his comic book dreams by creating pinups, mini-comics, and cover artwork for both indie creators and mainstream... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Women of Supernatural
Join three women who have graced the often male-dominated fandom as they discuss the events, cast and characters, and what it takes to live and die in the Winchester's world of Supernatural.

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →
avatar for Alaina Huffman

Alaina Huffman

Actor
Alaina Huffman was born in Vancouver. She is an actress and producer, known for SGU Stargate Universe as Lt Tamara “TJ” Johansen, Smallville as the Iconic DC character “Black Canary” and currently she reigns as the Queen of hell “Abbadon” on CW’s hit show Supernatural.
avatar for Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins

Actor
A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10, and made her feature film debut in 1989’s Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and several films, including Stephen King’s It. As an adult, Emily received a Leo Award... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Burlesque Show
Join the Halifax Burleque Community for this special PG rated Geek themed Burlesque performance with acts featuring some of your favourite fandoms!  Showcasing Rouge Fatale, Kitty Le Coque, Rosie Rotica, Miss Magenta and Bitsy Shenanigans. Hosted by Rouge Fatale & Stoo Metz. 

Moderators
Friday October 30, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

John deLancie Photo Op
Guests
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor / Voice Actor
Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career: His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women on Top”, “Nicholas”, “Good Advise”, “Patient 14”, “The Big Time”, “Reign on Me” and... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Kirby Morrow Photo Op
Guests
avatar for Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Voice Actor
Kirby trained in Theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up Comedy stages around the world. He has played hundreds of characters over the last 21 years, but is best known as Goku from Dragonball Z, Cyclops from X-Men: Evolution, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Michaelangelo fromTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently, Kirby has voiced various characters on Lego’s Ninjago and Star wars, including... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

RWBY Cosplay Group Photo (Unofficial)
Cosplaying?  Want to get some pictures with other Cosplayers?  Stop by Rm 304 to take some group pictures with your cohorts and meet new people.

Friday October 30, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Diane Duane author signing
Guests
avatar for Diane Duane

Diane Duane

Author
Diane Duane has been writing science fiction and fantasy in prose form for more than thirty years, including her long-running “Young Wizards” series and the nine bestselling Star Trek novels for which (among many other works) she was recently awarded the Grand Master / lifetime achievement award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Her TV and film writing has included characters ranging from Jean-Luc Picard to... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Scotia Bank Centre Guest Table

5:00pm

Peter Morwood author signing
Guests
avatar for Peter Morwood

Peter Morwood

Author
Peter Morwood left pilot training in the RAF and a job in the UK civil service that he’s not allowed to talk about to become a full time SF and fantasy writer in 1986. To his work on his Horse Lords and Tales of Old Russia epic fantasy series, he’s since added screen work ranging from animated series like Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series to the award-winning SyFy miniseries Dark... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Scotia Bank Centre Guest Table

5:00pm

Introduction to RPG Organized Play
Join some of the organizers and GMs involved in D&D Adventurers League and Pathfinder Society as they discuss how organized play works, the benefits and how you can get involved as a player or a GM.

Guests
avatar for Chris Tulach

Chris Tulach

Gaming
Chris Tulach is an organized play program manager for Wizards of Coast, responsible for creating in-store and convention play programs such as D&D Encounters and the current D&D Adventurers League system for the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. A gaming convention veteran, Chris has been involved with D&D organized play for over 20 years, and has been a Dungeon Master for over 30 years. He was a developer on Scoundrels of... Read More →

Volunteers

Friday October 30, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Geek Girls Awake-Over!
Instead of a sleepover, this is an awake-over! Come hang out with other girls, sit around on pillows and blankets, and enjoy some snacks while you get to meet other nerdy girls. We can discuss our favourite shows, comics, games, and more, and talk about our experiences in the community while playing some silly party games (with equally silly prizes, of course)!

Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Cosplay for Every Body Type
Cosplays for Every Body Type teaches cosplayers how to use make up, under garments and sewing techniques to safely and temporarily alter their bodies for costumes-- and costumes for their bodies. Discretion is advised because under garments will be shown and available to study.

Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
305

6:00pm

The Beauty of Bad Movies
"You're watching a movie about what?!"

Wondering about all of the fuss behind Sharknado? Never heard of SyFy? Confused whenever people bring up The Room? Have you watched the movie ""Ed Wood"", but haven't actually watched one of his films? Didn't know that there was such a thing as ""C-Movies"" or even ""Z-Movies""? This is where you'll learn about all of these things and more.
The expression ""So Bad, It's Good"" can be applied to a large number of movies that have been released. This panel discusses Bad Movies by explaining what they are, why you should watch them, ways that you can enjoy them with friends, and how to cope with the ridiculousness that is on your screen."

Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Kris Holden-Ried Photo Op
Guests
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Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Paul Amos Photo Op
Guests
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Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Q&A with Rob DenBleyker
Moderators
Guests
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Rob DenBleyker

Comic
Cyanide and Happiness is a daily webcomic and weekly animation produced by Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, and Kris Wilson. C&H is one of the world’s top webcomics with international appearances and acclaim and is known as much for their iconic stick figures as they are their often controversial humor. Now, after the one of the most successful animation Kickstarters of all time, C&H released Season 1 of The Cyanide & Happiness... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Alaina Huffman Autograph Session
Guests
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Alaina Huffman

Actor
Alaina Huffman was born in Vancouver. She is an actress and producer, known for SGU Stargate Universe as Lt Tamara “TJ” Johansen, Smallville as the Iconic DC character “Black Canary” and currently she reigns as the Queen of hell “Abbadon” on CW’s hit show Supernatural.


Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Amber Benson Autograph Session
Guests
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Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Emily Perkins Autograph Session
Guests
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Emily Perkins

Actor
A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10, and made her feature film debut in 1989’s Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and several films, including Stephen King’s It. As an adult, Emily received a Leo Award... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

John deLancie Autograph Session
Guests
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John de Lancie

Actor / Voice Actor
Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career: His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women on Top”, “Nicholas”, “Good Advise”, “Patient 14”, “The Big Time”, “Reign on Me” and... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Painting Miniatures
So maybe you just got your Kickstarter collection of miniatures, maybe you bought a shiny new box set of Space Marines or Warjacks.  Now you have a mess of parts and paints and no idea what to do next.  Let a professional miniature painter show you where to start and teach some basic tips that will make your task much easier.

Volunteers

Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Paranormal Investigation
Our presentation is an introduction into paranormal investigation, the tools & methods used and the science behind it. We will have a presentation highlighting video and audio from various investigations. We are currently the representatives of Atlantic Canada for the TAPS Family of the show Ghost Hunters.

Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Can't Stop the Serenity Anniversary

Watch Serenity on the big screen with fellow Browncoats, get some great 10th anniversary CSTS gear, sing along to Hero of Canton, show off your Firefly trivia knowledge! Costumes, prizes, cunning hats. Admission by donation, proceeds to Equality Now & Avalon Centre. Detailed schedule: www.cstshalifax.ca.


Friday October 30, 2015 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

6:45pm

Lost Girls Photo Op
Guests
avatar for Paul Amos

Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →
avatar for Kris Holden-Ried

Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

7:00pm

Crossplay and Genderbending (16+)
This panel will outline the differences between two of types of Cosplaying as well as discussions on how to make said cosplays work. Ways you can  alter your appearence and get inspired. This panel is rated 16+ due to content and potential discusions.

Friday October 30, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
305

7:00pm

Da Vinci - Life at our Technology Arts and Career College
What kind of school we are and what kind of equipment our students learn/work with and what we do in the community and with local industry.

Friday October 30, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

7:00pm

Geeks vs. Nerds (1)

Black Magic vs Super Science: Which Abnormal Practice Creates the Most Chaos? 

You've all had this debate in one form or another: science versus magic. Is Star Trek better than Lord of the Rings? Could the Sailor Senshi beat The Powerpuff Girls? What even IS Star Wars?

 It's time someone answered it once and for all. And that someone is us. Black Magic versus Super Science: which abnormal practice unleashes the most chaos? It's the Geeks verus Nerds Hallowe'en Special Show Spectacular! 

 

Which team will win the debate? You'll have to show up to find out! (Please. If you don't, it'll be like prom all over again.)


Moderators
Panelists
GV

Geeks vs Nerds

Have you ever asked if monsters are more misunderstood than aliens? Whether pirates or ninjas would run the better franchise restaurant? Or perhaps you've wondered who is the more malevolent masked master of minions: Darth Vader or Doctor Doom? Because we have. And we here at Geeks versus Nerds have answered those questions in the best way possible: | | Live debate. A team of Nerds matches off against a team of Geeks. Each are assigned a... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

7:00pm

Light-saber Battle
We have hundreds of lightsabers of questionable quality. Hosted by Darth Vader himself. We will be staging an epic lightsaber battle the likes that Halifax has never seen! If you're in attendance at Hal-Con on Friday (ie you have a Friday pass, weekendn pass or a Warp Speed Pass) you have a chance to participate.  More details closer to the event!


Friday October 30, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Granville Mall Granville Street, across from Boston Pizza

7:00pm

Flash Mob Practice
Moderators
avatar for Adi the Adipose

Adi the Adipose

Like, seriously, talk to me about *anything* (I have literally BS'd my way through every single Harry Potter conversation I've ever been involved in)! Let's geek out about things!

Friday October 30, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

8:00pm

Nero Armonia LARP Demo (1)
Come see what NERO LARP Combat is like. Volunteers needed to get to killing

Friday October 30, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Autograph/Photo Room 2nd Floor WTCC

8:00pm

How To Be Rich Like Batman
Hal-Con's Director of Finance, Nola Lamoureux Spierenburg, will emerge from the Batcave to help you learn how to be rich like Batman (or at least save some taxes). We'll look at what types of deductions Batman and other self-employed people are eligible for. We'll discuss other personal financial topics, like tips to improve your credit score (because we know not everyone has Bruce Wayne type resources). And, we'll be there to answer your questions, about accounting and financial topics.

Presented by AC Hunter Tellier Belgrave Adamson, Chartered Accountants.

Panelists
avatar for Nola Lamoureux-Spierenburg

Nola Lamoureux-Spierenburg

Director of Finance, Hal-Con
Accounting Geek!


Friday October 30, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

8:00pm

Screening: Kooperman Movie (1)
When the owner of a struggling comic book store faces eviction, he must snap out of 
his fantasy world in order to save his store, his friendship, and himself. Winner of Telefilm Canada's 2014 Micro-Budget Production Fund, Kooperman is a feature length comedy bro-mance by PEI director Harmony Wagner.



Friday October 30, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
305

8:00pm

Oversized Board Games
Friday October 30, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00am
203 (Photo and Auto Line Up) 2nd Floor WTCC

8:30pm

Screening: Fanarchy (1)
A Documentary Feature Film about the evolution of the entertainment industry. Parts of the film take place at Hal-Con 2013 and 2014. Past guest Vic Mignogna was interviewed. The barbarians are at the gate! Fanarchy explores the rise of fan culture and the ways in which modern fandom is challenging the Hollywood system by becoming a creative force in its own right. Questions are raised about copyright, intellectual property and the concept of originality in a re-mix culture.


Friday October 30, 2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

9:00pm

Gravity Falls Discussion/Theory
Gravity Falls is one of the most popular western cartoons currentlyairing. With its dark twists and turns, and its in-depth lore andcharacterization, it has fans of all ages. This panel will be a groupdiscussion of the characters, themes, and theories about just what ishappening in the not-so-sleepy town of Gravity Falls.

Friday October 30, 2015 9:00pm - 9:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

9:00pm

Laser Tag
Friday October 30, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00am
Autograph/Photo Room 2nd Floor WTCC

9:30pm

Dance
Come and get your groove on Hal-Con style.  Join your friends to dance the night away to the sounds of our favorite DJ Lincoln Lorde of FlexProductionz.

Friday October 30, 2015 9:30pm - Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00am
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

10:00pm

Garrison Beer (19+)
Talking about SF/Fantasy/comics and their impact on graphic design and the beer industry. We'll discuss Star Trek beers made by Garrison and beers currently being made for The Hobbit, Game of Thrones, etc. Hosted by Alex Pearson, Garrison Brewing.

There will also be samples of Garrison's adult beverages. 

Moderators
GB

Garrison Brewing

Growing up as a kid who was addicted to comics, it was almost a sure bet Alex Pearson would end up working in the arts.Originally obsessed with Wolverine, and how Frank Miller and Barry Windsor-Smith portrayed him. Later driven by the the twisted work of Keith Giffen, and Sam Kieth, and being blown away by the fine art approach of Alex Ross.Comic books would, and do inspire Pearson in his every day work. This with a love of all things... Read More →

Friday October 30, 2015 10:00pm - 10:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC
 
Saturday, October 31
 

9:00am

Auction Viewing
Saturday October 31, 2015 9:00am - 2:45pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

10:00am

30 years of TRUTH: Conspiracies of Back to the Future
A comedic panel where fan theory crosses over into conspiracy theory. A look at some of the details and aspects of the Back to the Future series... which are then exaggerated to fit some of the typical conspiracy tropes (lizardmen, Illuminati, etc...)

Saturday October 31, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
304 3rd Floor WTCC

10:00am

Don't Panic - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Hal-Con
An unofficial, but friendly, introduction to Hal-Con, and how to get the most out of it. This panel is primarily intended for new attendees and folks who have been before but still have questions.

Saturday October 31, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

10:00am

Freelance Self Publishing
Author and Illustrator Jeff Russell will talk about the pro's and con's of self-publishing vs traditional publishing and doing freelance vs one's own work in the world of writing and illustration.

Guests
avatar for Jeff Russell

Jeff Russell

Author / Illustrator
Soon after meeting his Nova Scotian wife and co-author B.A. Lee, Alberta grown J. Alan Russell found himself immersed in a world of ocean voyages,treasure hunters, and spectral sea monsters. Now, after more than a decade of adventure, he is very proud to consider himself a Haligonian and takes regular forays into the wild North Atlantic on their vessel, 'Stargazer'. Inspired by the rich history and character of Nova Scotia and its people... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
305

10:00am

Story Structure
This panel will unpack a standard story arc, break it into a three-act outline and and further divide it into chapters and scenes with the goal of organizing a novel-length project into logical, manageable, interesting chunks. 

Guests
avatar for CS MacCath

CS MacCath

Author
C.S. MacCath is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry whose work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, Mythic Delirium and other publications. Her poetry has been nominated twice for the Rhysling Award, while her fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and shortlisted for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award. Ceallaigh's first collection of fiction and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

10:00am

Round table - GMing 102
This seminar is about game plots and campaigns, the characters in them and how to make them mesh together. It is often a challenge to construct a campaign plot that involves the characters' own stories and desires. Mixing the two with balance takes patience and skill from both GM's and players. Discussions will include player interests and game planning, GM's with open minds, sharing information in game, character creation and plot structure.

Saturday October 31, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

10:30am

Flash Mob Practice on Site
Saturday October 31, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Granville Mall Granville Street, across from Boston Pizza

10:45am

Alaina Huffman Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Alaina Huffman

Alaina Huffman

Actor
Alaina Huffman was born in Vancouver. She is an actress and producer, known for SGU Stargate Universe as Lt Tamara “TJ” Johansen, Smallville as the Iconic DC character “Black Canary” and currently she reigns as the Queen of hell “Abbadon” on CW’s hit show Supernatural.


Saturday October 31, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

10:45am

Emily Perkins Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins

Actor
A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10, and made her feature film debut in 1989’s Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and several films, including Stephen King’s It. As an adult, Emily received a Leo Award... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

10:45am

Lenore Zann Autograph Session
Guests
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Lenore Zann

Voice Actor
Lenore Zann is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia representing the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. Lenore is also an award-winning actor, writer and producer with 33 years of experience in Film, TV, Radio, Animation, and Theatre with a reputation for mentoring a new generation of young artists – for which she received the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Lifetime Award for Service to Community and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Amber Benson - Author Reading
Guests
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Mad Science

Presenters: Lisa Allen & Zack Metcalf

We make it our mission to spark imaginative learning! Mad science is the leading science enrichment provider for children in kindergarten through to grade 6.

We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences to children and adults alike.


Guests
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Mad Science

We make it our mission to spark imaginative learning! Mad science is the leading science enrichment provider for children in kindergarten through to grade 6. We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences to children.


Saturday October 31, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Cosplay: Armor 101
Cosplay guest Nathan DeLuca will give an introduction in armour building for cosplay.

Guests
avatar for Nathan DeLuca

Nathan DeLuca

Cosplayer
Nathan DeLuca is a giant nerd, comic book addict, cosplayer, and rabbit enthusiast hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. After cosplaying for the first time at Hal-Con 2012, he fell in love with crafting and making characters come to life. He has been honing his armor and prop making skills since, specializing in EVA foamcraft and thermoplastics and branching out to casting and 3d printing. In 2014, Nathan started taking commissions and has been... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
304 3rd Floor WTCC

11:00am

History of the Comic Strip

Finally, a history lesson about something FUN. Comic Strips! Come on a fast-paced fun-filled magical journey through time, starting in 1905 and ending in 2015! 110 years of comic strips all in the space of 40 minutes! Stops will be made along the way at critical points in the timeline and major turning points for the medium.


This talk is geared towards anyone who loves comic strips, whether they are classics like Peanuts, Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes, or The Far Side, or more recent comics found on the web like Penny Arcade, XKCD, or Hark! A Vagrant!


During this talk, Christopher Hemsworth will be your unflappable guide, reminding you to roll up the windows and hold onto your hats and you blast from decade to decade along a 110 year timeline. Obviously not every single comic strip will be touched on, but many will be and you will possibly be exposed to new material that you didn’t know of before!


Christopher Hemsworth is the artist and creator of the popular webcomic Dear Inner Demons.


Panelists
avatar for Christopher Hemsworth

Christopher Hemsworth

Christopher Hemsworth is a Halifax-based illustrator, artist, and designer, as well as the creator of the popular webcomic Dear Inner Demons. | | His work has been featured in galleries, local retailers, and has been featured in numerous publications including WiRED Magazine, The Huffington Post, and The Chronicle Herald. His series of commemorative posters capturing the Heritage Minutes, as commissioned by Historica Canada, has gained... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
305

11:00am

Lost Girl
What happens when you put a werewolf and a mesmer together in a room?  Find out as Paul Amos and Kris Holden-Ried talk the world of Lost Girl.

Guests
avatar for Paul Amos

Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →
avatar for Kris Holden-Ried

Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Enver Gjokaj Photo Op
Guests
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Enver Gjokaj

Actor
Enver plays “Daniel Sousa” in Marvel’s AGENT CARTER for ABC and came to prominence with his transformational work as “Victor” on Joss Whedon’s science fiction fantasy series DOLLHOUSE for FOX. Gjokaj’s recent television work has included two pilots (ABC’ MURDER IN MANHATTAN and USA’s EDEN) as well as recurring and guest roles on EXTANT, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, VEGAS, DEXTER, THE WALKING DEAD and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

John deLancie Photo Op
Guests
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor / Voice Actor
Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career: His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women on Top”, “Nicholas”, “Good Advise”, “Patient 14”, “The Big Time”, “Reign on Me” and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Crash Course: The Cypher System and FATE
The Cypher system is Monte Cooke’s new roleplaying system used in both Numenera and The Strange. 

Fate
 is a generic role-playing game system based on the FUDGE gaming system, written by Fred Hicks and Rob Donoghue. It has no fixed setting, traits, or genre and is customizable. It is designed to offer minimal obstruction to role-playing by assuming players want to make fewer dice rolls.

So if you’re interested in a crash course introduction to the worlds you can visit using these systems, a review of their strengths and weaknesses and a quick run through their character creation systems, this seminar is for you.

Saturday October 31, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

11:30am

Jacquelyn Frank author signing
Guests
avatar for Jacquelyn Frank

Jacquelyn Frank

Author
New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank specializes in paranormal and fantasy romance. She has spawned several series taking place everywhere between Earth and other dimensions including The Nightwalkers and Shadow Walkers series. A former native to New York, Jacquelyn now lives with her many cats down in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. She is nailed to her laptop computer imagining the many worlds her readers... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Scotia Bank Centre Guest Table

12:00pm

Where Sci-Fi & Reality Meet - UFOs in the Maritimes (1)
Graham Simms will present on his research into the paranormal with focus on Nova Scotia and Canada.  Where science-fiction and reality meet.

Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Cheese Puns 201
Bigger and feta than last year - cheese puns rechurns! Enjoy the bigger space and take in some brie-lliant puns while you snack on some cubes of gouda-ness.

Our friends at Delta Hotels are providing nibbles for this event - come join the fun. 

Moderators
avatar for Jen Lambe

Jen Lambe

Chair, Hal-Con
avatar for Nola Lamoureux-Spierenburg

Nola Lamoureux-Spierenburg

Director of Finance, Hal-Con
Accounting Geek!

Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
305

12:00pm

My Little Pony
My Little Pony has appealed to two generations.  First in the 80's, and recently, in 2010.  Both incarnations swept the globe.  Please join original series writer Diane Duane, and voice actor Lenore Zann (Star Catcher), and Friendship is Magic comic illustrator Brenda Hickey, and voice actor John de Lancie (Discord) as they talk about the shows, how it's changed and stayed the same; the comic and the brony movement.

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Diane Duane

Diane Duane

Author
Diane Duane has been writing science fiction and fantasy in prose form for more than thirty years, including her long-running “Young Wizards” series and the nine bestselling Star Trek novels for which (among many other works) she was recently awarded the Grand Master / lifetime achievement award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Her TV and film writing has included characters ranging from Jean-Luc Picard to... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey

Comic
Brenda Hickey is a comic artist and writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. She's had an unhealthy obsession with the comics art form from a very young age, and can't remember a time when she wasn't drawing. Her most well known work is on IDW's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic series. Other works include her self published mini series Tatian in Halls of the Turnip King, her webcomic series In the Air, comic issues for Bayer Medical, as well... Read More →
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor / Voice Actor
Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career: His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women on Top”, “Nicholas”, “Good Advise”, “Patient 14”, “The Big Time”, “Reign on Me” and... Read More →
avatar for Lenore Zann

Lenore Zann

Voice Actor
Lenore Zann is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia representing the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. Lenore is also an award-winning actor, writer and producer with 33 years of experience in Film, TV, Radio, Animation, and Theatre with a reputation for mentoring a new generation of young artists – for which she received the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Lifetime Award for Service to Community and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Emily Perkins Photo Op
Guests
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Emily Perkins

Actor
A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10, and made her feature film debut in 1989’s Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and several films, including Stephen King’s It. As an adult, Emily received a Leo Award... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Kirby Morrow Photo Op
Guests
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Kirby Morrow

Voice Actor
Kirby trained in Theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up Comedy stages around the world. He has played hundreds of characters over the last 21 years, but is best known as Goku from Dragonball Z, Cyclops from X-Men: Evolution, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Michaelangelo fromTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently, Kirby has voiced various characters on Lego’s Ninjago and Star wars, including... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Getting Beat Up For A Living: Gavin Buhr Q&A
What does Arrow, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, A-Team, Fantastic Four and Scooby-Doo 2 have in common?  They are some of the many projects stuntman Gavin Buhr has worked on.  In his Q&A you will learn what it takes to make a living getting beat up.

Moderators
Guests
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Gavin Buhr

Stunt Actor
Gavin was born in Oxford , England and grew up in the Maritimes. He decided to pursue a career in the film and TV industry and was based for decades in Vancouver BC. Starting as an actor, Gavin gravitated towards the action side of film and became an extremely busy stunt performer and coordinator. To date he has appeared in over 200 shows , many of which are top science fiction and adventure series. Because of his 6’5″ height and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Tattoo Contest Judging
Hal-Con will be hosting it's first annual tattoo competition this year brought to by world renowned tattoo artist Kirt Silver.

If you want to show off your tattoos and see if they can bring home an award here's your chance.
  - In our first category we are looking to see your best Hero or Villain tattoos.
  - In our second category we want to see your best Sci-fi /Fantasy tattoo this also includes Horror tattoos.

It is free to enter and there will be a first and second trophy awarded in both categories. So come see some of the great works of art collected by your fellow Hal-Conions.

Rules: Maximum entry of two tattoos per person per category. Must be entered before judging starts. (no late entries) 

Guests

Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Enver Gjokaj Autograph Session
Guests
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Enver Gjokaj

Actor
Enver plays “Daniel Sousa” in Marvel’s AGENT CARTER for ABC and came to prominence with his transformational work as “Victor” on Joss Whedon’s science fiction fantasy series DOLLHOUSE for FOX. Gjokaj’s recent television work has included two pilots (ABC’ MURDER IN MANHATTAN and USA’s EDEN) as well as recurring and guest roles on EXTANT, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, VEGAS, DEXTER, THE WALKING DEAD and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Kris Holden-Ried Autograph Session
Guests
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Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Paul Amos Autograph Session
Guests
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Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Amber Benson Book Signing
Free

Guests
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Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Building for Fun - An Exploration of Sandbox Games and Creativity
Sometimes playing a game is not enough. Sometimes we just want MORE from the games we love.

This seminar will highlight the sandbox genre and explore how you can use your imagination to shape and mould the game in such a way that unleashes the creativity inside you.

Volunteers

Saturday October 31, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Gavin Buhr Autograph Session
Free

Guests
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Gavin Buhr

Stunt Actor
Gavin was born in Oxford , England and grew up in the Maritimes. He decided to pursue a career in the film and TV industry and was based for decades in Vancouver BC. Starting as an actor, Gavin gravitated towards the action side of film and became an extremely busy stunt performer and coordinator. To date he has appeared in over 200 shows , many of which are top science fiction and adventure series. Because of his 6’5″ height and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Nova Scotia Ghost Stories - The Living Word
STEVE VERNON, Halifax's most exciting storyteller, will thrill and chill
you with his presentation of some of the darkest and eeriest Maritime
ghost stories. With seven ghost story collections released through local
publisher Nimbus, Steve is a true expert on Nova Scotia paranormal. 

Saturday October 31, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
305

1:00pm

Magical Girls/Boys 101
It will be a Discussion/ Q&A Panel about the Basics of Magical Girls and Boys through Music, Art and Cosplay. There will be discussion with the audience about What are Magical Girls and Boys, what is the purpose of a Magical Girl or/and Boy, types of Magical Girls and Boys, their powers/combat, transformations, villains, openings, fan art, cosplay, etc. There will also be discussion on how to make your own OC (Original Character) Magical Girl and/or Boy from a series or of your own design.

Saturday October 31, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

It's Not Fan art/fiction: Working with Licenced Properties
It's almost impossible to name a fandom that doesn't have at least some fan art or fan fiction dedicated to it.  For the authors and artists on this panel, who are working with shows and characters that belong to companies and are copyrighten, their creations are part of the cannon.  Join Brenda Hickey (My Little Pony), Diane Duane (Star Trek: TOS and TNG), Joelle Jones (various), Peter Morwood (Star Trek: TOS) and Troy Little (Power Puff Girls) as they talk about how to work with lisenced properties in a way that isn't fan service.

Guests
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Diane Duane

Author
Diane Duane has been writing science fiction and fantasy in prose form for more than thirty years, including her long-running “Young Wizards” series and the nine bestselling Star Trek novels for which (among many other works) she was recently awarded the Grand Master / lifetime achievement award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Her TV and film writing has included characters ranging from Jean-Luc Picard to... Read More →
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Brenda Hickey

Comic
Brenda Hickey is a comic artist and writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. She's had an unhealthy obsession with the comics art form from a very young age, and can't remember a time when she wasn't drawing. Her most well known work is on IDW's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic series. Other works include her self published mini series Tatian in Halls of the Turnip King, her webcomic series In the Air, comic issues for Bayer Medical, as well... Read More →
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Joëlle Jones

Comic
Joëlle Jones is a comic book artist living in Portland, OR. She is currently writing and drawing a new series Lady Killer published by Dark Horse and is also known for her work on Helheim, and the follow up Brides of HELHEIM the supernatural viking thriller series written by Cullen Bunn and published by Oni Press. She has also worked on various projects with the New York Times, Graphic Universe, Vertigo, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and ONI... Read More →
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Troy Little

Comic
Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for the... Read More →
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Peter Morwood

Author
Peter Morwood left pilot training in the RAF and a job in the UK civil service that he’s not allowed to talk about to become a full time SF and fantasy writer in 1986. To his work on his Horse Lords and Tales of Old Russia epic fantasy series, he’s since added screen work ranging from animated series like Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series to the award-winning SyFy miniseries Dark... Read More →
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Jeff Russell

Author / Illustrator
Soon after meeting his Nova Scotian wife and co-author B.A. Lee, Alberta grown J. Alan Russell found himself immersed in a world of ocean voyages,treasure hunters, and spectral sea monsters. Now, after more than a decade of adventure, he is very proud to consider himself a Haligonian and takes regular forays into the wild North Atlantic on their vessel, 'Stargazer'. Inspired by the rich history and character of Nova Scotia and its people... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Web Comics
Moderators
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Christopher Hemsworth

Christopher Hemsworth is a Halifax-based illustrator, artist, and designer, as well as the creator of the popular webcomic Dear Inner Demons. | | His work has been featured in galleries, local retailers, and has been featured in numerous publications including WiRED Magazine, The Huffington Post, and The Chronicle Herald. His series of commemorative posters capturing the Heritage Minutes, as commissioned by Historica Canada, has gained... Read More →

Guests
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Vitaly S. Alexius

Comic
Vitaly S. Alexius is from Novokuznetsk, Siberian Russia. On April 11, 1997 fate gave him an unexpected twist and by means of aerial transportation he was thrown about 5555 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Toronto, Canada. He has been tutoring on the subject of drawing and painting since 2000. In 2002, he learned Photoshop and used it to develop an innovative, digital-art style, which he called “Dreaminism”. Currently he is working... Read More →
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Peter Chiykowski

Peter Chiykowski’s a cartoonist, musician and writer. He’s mostly known for making Rock, Paper, Cynic, a webcomic that won the Aurora Award for Best Graphic Novel in 2014 and has shown up in Newsweek and George Takei’s Facebook page. Peter’s debut comic collection The HMS Bad Idea launched at Hal-Con 2014 and is now available in places that will take your money and give you stupid cartoons instead. What a... Read More →
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Rob DenBleyker

Comic
Cyanide and Happiness is a daily webcomic and weekly animation produced by Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, and Kris Wilson. C&H is one of the world’s top webcomics with international appearances and acclaim and is known as much for their iconic stick figures as they are their often controversial humor. Now, after the one of the most successful animation Kickstarters of all time, C&H released Season 1 of The Cyanide & Happiness... Read More →
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Jeph Jacques

Comic
Jeph Jacques grew up in Rockville, Maryland and currently lives in Western Massachusetts, although he is working on becoming a Halifax resident. He has drawn comics his entire life, and has been doing Questionable Content since August of 2003. He launched his new comic project, Alice Grove, in 2014. He likes dogs and guitars.

Panelists

Saturday October 31, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Alaina Huffman Photo Op
Guests
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Alaina Huffman

Actor
Alaina Huffman was born in Vancouver. She is an actress and producer, known for SGU Stargate Universe as Lt Tamara “TJ” Johansen, Smallville as the Iconic DC character “Black Canary” and currently she reigns as the Queen of hell “Abbadon” on CW’s hit show Supernatural.


Saturday October 31, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

John deLancie Autograph Session
Guests
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John de Lancie

Actor / Voice Actor
Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career: His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women on Top”, “Nicholas”, “Good Advise”, “Patient 14”, “The Big Time”, “Reign on Me” and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Kirby Morrow Autograph Session
Guests
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Kirby Morrow

Voice Actor
Kirby trained in Theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up Comedy stages around the world. He has played hundreds of characters over the last 21 years, but is best known as Goku from Dragonball Z, Cyclops from X-Men: Evolution, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Michaelangelo fromTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently, Kirby has voiced various characters on Lego’s Ninjago and Star wars, including... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Video Games in 2015: The Year of Patching Dangerously
A discussion based seminar about all things video gamey from 2015. Are you a kid now, or a squid now? Will this be the Year of Splatoon, The Witcher 3, Super Mario Maker and Heroes of the Storm? Or will this be remembered as the year of the worst PC port in the history of games, Konami going crazy, The Order: 1886 and I Am Bread? Come discuss the year that was in video games.

Volunteers

Saturday October 31, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Maid Cafe
<3 Welcome home my lord and my lady <3

The maids from It’s Tea Time Café have prepared lunch for you during your trip to Hal-Con. You can escape the hustle and bustle of the convention floor for a relaxing hour of being waited on in the Bluenose room at the Delta Halifax.

We will play games together, sing, and have a few special surprises planned just for you <3

Purchase event tickets here

Saturday October 31, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Delta Halifax Bluenose Ballroom Delta Halifax

1:15pm

Amber Benson Photo Op
Guests
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Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

1:30pm

John Rhys-Davies Autograph Session
Guests
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John Rhys-Davies

Actor
Appearing Saturday Only. Iconic British actor John Rhys-Davies, best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, was introduced to a new generation of fans in the blockbuster trilogy THE LORD OF THE RINGS (THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS, AND THE RETURN OF THE KING) in the role of Gimli the dwarf. When not busy with these blockbusters, he was a... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Kelley Armstrong Book Signing
Free

Guests
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Kelley Armstrong

Author
Appearing Saturday & Sunday only. Kelley Armstrong is the author of the Cainsville modern gothic series and the Age of Legends YA fantasy trilogy. Past works include Otherworld urban fantasy series, the Darkest Powers & Darkness Rising teen paranormal trilogies and the Nadia Stafford crime trilogy, She also co-writes the Blackwell Pages middle-grade fantasy trilogy as K.L. Armstrong with M.A. Marr.


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Men in Cosplay
Guests
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Nathan DeLuca

Cosplayer
Nathan DeLuca is a giant nerd, comic book addict, cosplayer, and rabbit enthusiast hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. After cosplaying for the first time at Hal-Con 2012, he fell in love with crafting and making characters come to life. He has been honing his armor and prop making skills since, specializing in EVA foamcraft and thermoplastics and branching out to casting and 3d printing. In 2014, Nathan started taking commissions and has been... Read More →
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Michael Hamm

Michael Hamm is a local model and cosplayer. With the help of the geek community and comic-conventions he was able to overcome his introversion and become a social media personality. His love of 80’s and 90’s pop culture is only superseded by is unlimited passion for all things comic book. In addition to this, legend has it Michael may actually just be a large cat in perpetual human Cosplay.


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
305

2:00pm

Whales in Space

The lens of science fiction and fantasy has often been used to inform people about global issues. The impacts to and fate of our environment is no different. Join Marine Biologist Tonya Wimmer for a look at the collision of the un-seemingly related worlds of Sci-Fi & Fantasy and the Environment through the lens of some of the planet’s most charismatic and enigmatic animals, whales and dolphins!


Panelists

Saturday October 31, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Zombies and You: A Guide to Surviving the Undead
Think you're a zombie survival expert because you've watched every terrible zombie movie in the last 10 years? Come find out how wrong you are! "Zombies and You: A Guide to Surviving the Undead" is a one-man mission to let everyone know of the dangers that the zombie menace poses to our way of life.

A fun and informative, interactive zombie survival seminar. "Zombies and You" follows on the success of past Hal-Con zombie seminars with updated content, good laughs, great tips, and maybe a few surprise guests. As a special value-add, even if the undead fail to make an appearance in our lifetimes, the tips presented lend themselves to any disaster scenario!

Saturday October 31, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Q&A with Enver Gjokaj (1)
Moderators
Guests
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Enver Gjokaj

Actor
Enver plays “Daniel Sousa” in Marvel’s AGENT CARTER for ABC and came to prominence with his transformational work as “Victor” on Joss Whedon’s science fiction fantasy series DOLLHOUSE for FOX. Gjokaj’s recent television work has included two pilots (ABC’ MURDER IN MANHATTAN and USA’s EDEN) as well as recurring and guest roles on EXTANT, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, VEGAS, DEXTER, THE WALKING DEAD and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Project ARC Workshop
project ARC is excited to be at Hal-Con, offering our Stomp Out, Reach Out Theatre Games workshop, featuring interactive games and exercises like Whiz, Bang, Whoosh, Kerplunk and Image Theatre. Zip Zap Zop your way over to us on Saturday!

Guests
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projectARC

project ARC (Action, Responsibility, Choice) is a human rights education initiative that uses theatre, music and youth leadership to foster interest in and understanding of human rights and their corresponding responsibilities. With over 80 performances at elementary and junior high schools across Nova Scotia, project ARC has increased human rights awareness while raising over $11,000 for organizations like... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

2:00pm

Peter Morwood author signing
Guests
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Peter Morwood

Author
Peter Morwood left pilot training in the RAF and a job in the UK civil service that he’s not allowed to talk about to become a full time SF and fantasy writer in 1986. To his work on his Horse Lords and Tales of Old Russia epic fantasy series, he’s since added screen work ranging from animated series like Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series to the award-winning SyFy miniseries Dark... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Scotia Bank Centre Guest Table

2:00pm

Villains: Dreams & Schemes
Put down the generic lich! Give your players a nemesis worthy of their talents with some tips on how to flesh out villains, how to avoid stereotypical villain tropes, and how to make them work for you. Remember, a good villain is hated, a great villain is applauded!


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

2:15pm

Kris Holden-Ried Photo Op
Guests
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Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

2:15pm

Paul Amos Photo Op
Guests
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Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

2:15pm

Alaina Huffman Autograph Session
Guests
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Alaina Huffman

Actor
Alaina Huffman was born in Vancouver. She is an actress and producer, known for SGU Stargate Universe as Lt Tamara “TJ” Johansen, Smallville as the Iconic DC character “Black Canary” and currently she reigns as the Queen of hell “Abbadon” on CW’s hit show Supernatural.


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

2:30pm

Amber Benson Autograph Session
Guests
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Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Lost Girls Photo Op
Guests
avatar for Paul Amos

Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →
avatar for Kris Holden-Ried

Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Destiny's Tips and Tricks for Cosplaying
Want to know how to make your cosplay that little bit better?  Not sure how to source materials?  Planning something that you're just not sure how to start?  Destiny will be sharing her wisdom of experience by providing tips and tricks for cosplaying.

Guests
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Destiny Nickelsen

Cosplayer
Destiny is a world renowned cosplayer most well-known for her iconic Harley Quinn costume from “Injustice: Gods Among Us”. She was raised on classic sci-fi movies, anime, and fantasy, and has been gaming since she could hold a controller. Her mother taught her how to sew at age six and she was instantly hooked, beginning a lifetime of costume building and crafting influenced by the things she loves most. She has been costuming at... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Q&A with Emily Perkins
Moderators
Guests
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Emily Perkins

Actor
A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10, and made her feature film debut in 1989’s Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and several films, including Stephen King’s It. As an adult, Emily received a Leo Award... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Star Wars Cosplay Group Photo (Unofficial)
Star Wars Cosplaying?  Want to get some pictures with other Cosplayers?  Stop by Rm 305 to take some group pictures with your cohorts and meet new people.

Saturday October 31, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
305

3:00pm

Dorks in Dungeons: Improv Workshop

Dorks in Dungeons is an acclaimed improvised comedy show about delivering the mail in a fantastical world. Using the framework of a tabletop role-playing game, the Dorks create each show with the help of audience suggestions and the whim of a 20 sided die.

Join the Dorks for some interactive improv games.

Guests
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Dorks in Dungeons

Live Improv Comedy meets Fantasy Role-Playing Games!


Saturday October 31, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Enver Gjokaj Autograph Session
Guests
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Enver Gjokaj

Actor
Enver plays “Daniel Sousa” in Marvel’s AGENT CARTER for ABC and came to prominence with his transformational work as “Victor” on Joss Whedon’s science fiction fantasy series DOLLHOUSE for FOX. Gjokaj’s recent television work has included two pilots (ABC’ MURDER IN MANHATTAN and USA’s EDEN) as well as recurring and guest roles on EXTANT, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, VEGAS, DEXTER, THE WALKING DEAD and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Encounter Building (RPGs)
Encounters are special, they are the very bread and butter of gaming. We'll examine the critical points of preparing for an encounter, resources, and how to structure and encounter for any RPG system. Some topics will include: campaign vs episodic, pacing, escalation, and tailoring encounters to your characters and players.


Saturday October 31, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

From the Lab to the Library - Writing About Science for Kids
"Are you a knowledge junkie? The person your friends trust to explain things clearly, and make them fun? Nonfiction publishers dramatically outnumber fiction publishers, and they are hungry for unique, kid-friendly content – especially when the subject is science!

In this session, award-winning author L. E. Carmichael introduces you to the wide –and wild! – world of writing about science for kids and teens. Learn where to get the fresh ideas, and information, that editors are looking for. Discover age categories in children's writing, and learn to target your topics for any group. Explore the three major streams of science publishing, and find your perfect fit. Bring your notebook – and your questions!"

Panelists
avatar for Lindsey Carmichael

Lindsey Carmichael

Lindsey Carmichael never outgrew that stage of childhood when nothing’s more fun than amazing your friends (and correcting your teachers!) with your stockpile of weird and wonderful facts. Her sense of wonder came in handy during her career as a scientist, and in 2006, she received the Governor General’s Medal for her PhD thesis, Ecological Genetics of Northern Wolves and Arctic Foxes. Lindsey finds talking about science more fun... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

3:15pm

Captain Canuck: Tell The Story
Have your little ones join Richard Comely, the creator of Captain Canuck, for a hands on lesson in creating comic books. Tell the Story is an activity book featuring sequential art or graphic narrative (comic book-style stories) with blank word balloons and space for captions. Adding art and providing the lettering enhances the learning experience. Your aspiring artist and writer can learn to “Tell the Story” with their own words & art! Recommended for school age children.

Guests
avatar for Richard Comely

Richard Comely

Comic
Richard Comely worked as a sign painter, crest, embroidery and clothing designer, portrait artist and graphic designer before publishing Captain Canuck from Winnipeg in 1975 and Star Rider and The Peace Machine in 1981. Richard has taught drawing since 1989. He has written and illustrated for magazines and newspapers in Canada and The U.S. He wrote and illustrated three newspaper strips as well as children’s... Read More →
avatar for Fadi Hakim

Fadi Hakim

Comic
Publisher, Chapterhouse Comics Group | President, Captain Canuck Incorporated At age 6, Fadi bought Captain Canuck #1 at a Flea Market Comic Stall, and hasn’t looked back since. Forming Captain Canuck Incorporated with Richard Comely in 2012, Fadi spearheaded the redesign of the Captain with Kalman Andrasofszky and Paul Gardner, and produced the Animated Series- ‘Captain Canuck: Fool’s Gold’, starring Kris... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

3:30pm

John deLancie Autograph Session
Guests
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John de Lancie

Actor / Voice Actor
Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career: His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women on Top”, “Nicholas”, “Good Advise”, “Patient 14”, “The Big Time”, “Reign on Me” and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

3:45pm

Kris Holden-Ried Autograph Session
Guests
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Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

3:45pm

Paul Amos Autograph Session
Guests
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Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Steampunk in Modern Media
Steampunk continues to grow, with new stories, new creations, new art, new fans.  So what is new in steampunk?  Why is steampunk still the Next Big Thing?  What do you definitely want to see, or read, or play, or wear?  


Saturday October 31, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Voices of X-Men Past
Moderators
Guests
avatar for Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Voice Actor
Kirby trained in Theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up Comedy stages around the world. He has played hundreds of characters over the last 21 years, but is best known as Goku from Dragonball Z, Cyclops from X-Men: Evolution, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Michaelangelo fromTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently, Kirby has voiced various characters on Lego’s Ninjago and Star wars, including... Read More →
avatar for Lenore Zann

Lenore Zann

Voice Actor
Lenore Zann is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia representing the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. Lenore is also an award-winning actor, writer and producer with 33 years of experience in Film, TV, Radio, Animation, and Theatre with a reputation for mentoring a new generation of young artists – for which she received the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Lifetime Award for Service to Community and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

The Worlds of Kelley Armstong
Paranormal, modern gothic, high fantasy, mystery…Kelley Armstrong plays in many different genre worlds and she’s here to talk about them all. She’ll discuss her current and upcoming projects, answer book and writing questions, and host some reader trivia (with prizes, of course!)

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

Author
Appearing Saturday & Sunday only. Kelley Armstrong is the author of the Cainsville modern gothic series and the Age of Legends YA fantasy trilogy. Past works include Otherworld urban fantasy series, the Darkest Powers & Darkness Rising teen paranormal trilogies and the Nadia Stafford crime trilogy, She also co-writes the Blackwell Pages middle-grade fantasy trilogy as K.L. Armstrong with M.A. Marr.


Saturday October 31, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Project ARC Workshop
project ARC is excited to be at Hal-Con, offering our Stomp Out, Reach Out Theatre Games workshop, featuring interactive games and exercises like Whiz, Bang, Whoosh, Kerplunk and Image Theatre. Zip Zap Zop your way over to us on Saturday!

Guests
avatar for projectARC

projectARC

project ARC (Action, Responsibility, Choice) is a human rights education initiative that uses theatre, music and youth leadership to foster interest in and understanding of human rights and their corresponding responsibilities. With over 80 performances at elementary and junior high schools across Nova Scotia, project ARC has increased human rights awareness while raising over $11,000 for organizations like... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
305

4:00pm

Emily Perkins Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins

Actor
A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10, and made her feature film debut in 1989’s Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and several films, including Stephen King’s It. As an adult, Emily received a Leo Award... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Horror in RPGs
Apropos for Hallowe'en: tips and tricks of how to bring thrills and chills to your role playing game. This seminar will touch on the aspects of horror and terror and how a GM can prepare themselves and their players for a little scare, nightmare inducing game sessions, and campaigns that send them screaming.


Saturday October 31, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

John Rhys-Davies Photo Op
Guests
avatar for John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies

Actor
Appearing Saturday Only. Iconic British actor John Rhys-Davies, best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, was introduced to a new generation of fans in the blockbuster trilogy THE LORD OF THE RINGS (THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS, AND THE RETURN OF THE KING) in the role of Gimli the dwarf. When not busy with these blockbusters, he was a... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Flash Mob
Saturday October 31, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Parade Square

4:45pm

Amber Benson Autograph Session
Guests
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Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

4:45pm

Mermaids!
The Mermaid Raina will present short stories from around the world about mermaids, teach children about tide pool creatures, talk about sharks and plastic pollution, and show mermaid jobs around the world.

Halifax Mermaids is a division of Canadian Mermaids. 
 The mermaids specialize in entertainment and education that will make a splash! Enter a world of imagination and magic with mermaids. Based in Nova Scotia, and travelling around Canada, these mermaids will entertain, educate, and inspire you.

Saturday October 31, 2015 4:45pm - 5:45pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Pokemon Bingo
Gotta catch 'em all! See how many you can catch in this Pokemon themed bingo game. Join Team Rocket and try your luck for some Pokemon prizes.

Saturday October 31, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Nero Panel - Cosplay vs LARP: The Showdown
Another Epic battle between Armonia LARP and MHA


Saturday October 31, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
305

5:00pm

Q&A with Captain Canuck and Screening
Guests
avatar for Paul Amos

Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →
avatar for Richard Comely

Richard Comely

Comic
Richard Comely worked as a sign painter, crest, embroidery and clothing designer, portrait artist and graphic designer before publishing Captain Canuck from Winnipeg in 1975 and Star Rider and The Peace Machine in 1981. Richard has taught drawing since 1989. He has written and illustrated for magazines and newspapers in Canada and The U.S. He wrote and illustrated three newspaper strips as well as children’s... Read More →
avatar for Fadi Hakim

Fadi Hakim

Comic
Publisher, Chapterhouse Comics Group | President, Captain Canuck Incorporated At age 6, Fadi bought Captain Canuck #1 at a Flea Market Comic Stall, and hasn’t looked back since. Forming Captain Canuck Incorporated with Richard Comely in 2012, Fadi spearheaded the redesign of the Captain with Kalman Andrasofszky and Paul Gardner, and produced the Animated Series- ‘Captain Canuck: Fool’s Gold’, starring Kris... Read More →
avatar for Kris Holden-Ried

Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Kirby Morrow Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Voice Actor
Kirby trained in Theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up Comedy stages around the world. He has played hundreds of characters over the last 21 years, but is best known as Goku from Dragonball Z, Cyclops from X-Men: Evolution, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Michaelangelo fromTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently, Kirby has voiced various characters on Lego’s Ninjago and Star wars, including... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Lenore Zann Autograph Session
Guests
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Lenore Zann

Voice Actor
Lenore Zann is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia representing the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. Lenore is also an award-winning actor, writer and producer with 33 years of experience in Film, TV, Radio, Animation, and Theatre with a reputation for mentoring a new generation of young artists – for which she received the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Lifetime Award for Service to Community and... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

SCA Fight Demo (1)
Please join us in celebrating Chivalrous Combat. Fencing of the highest order when participants will cross blades in street duels including everything from sabers and main gauche to duels with sword and shield.  Heavy armoured fighting where participants will engage in full force, full contact, non-choreographed combat.

Saturday October 31, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
203 (Photo and Auto Line Up) 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Heed the Call of Cthulhu!
The "Call of Cthulhu" roleplaying game was first published by Chaosium in 1981. In this seminar we will be discussing tricks and tips to run a fun and spooky Call of Cthulhu game! Will you heed the call?


Saturday October 31, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

KAG KANADA
The KAG Kanada Grand Assembly is the annual gathering of Klingons from all across Canada. The event is designed to recognize and reflect on the events of the past year, and is used to present awards, commendations, and promotions within the group, as well as plan the future course of the club for the next year. Non club members are welcome to attend and observe, and are encouraged to stick around, and ask questions afterwards should time permit.Applications for membership will be available after the Assembly, but please, no Tribbles that are not safely secured in locked transport containers.

Saturday October 31, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Charity Auction
Join us for the 6th installment of our annual charity auction. With dozens of items up for bid - help us try to raise $10,000 for Kids Help Phone and the IWK Children's Hospital.  

The items up for auction will be on display Saturday until 3pm in Room 306 

Moderators
Saturday October 31, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

Being Photographed
This panel outlines the process of finding a photographer, organizing a shoot, and the shoot itself. The discussion will include advice from a photographer's perspective on how to work with photographers to get the best experience possible.

Saturday October 31, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

MHA - Gearing Up, From Beginner to Advanced
Maritime Heavy Armour will put hold a discussion on how to get started on your armour builds, some helpful tips for tools and materials and some mistakes we've learned from to help you avoid them. We'll also answer any questions you might have, from choosing a build that's right for you to what materials and methods would work best. You'll have a chance to get an up close, hands on look at some armour pieces to see how they were made. We'll also talk about some of the fun stuff you can do outside of a con, from different events throughout the year to instilling a sense of your own character into your suit. And of course, there will be stories of some of our adventures!

Moderators
Saturday October 31, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
305

6:00pm

Rescheduled!!! - Story Time with Fat Apollo (13+)

PG 13+

You’ve paid for the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge!

Listen in confused silence as Fat Apollo regales you with stories including but not limited to:

Meeting celebrities he should have known but didn’t!

Accosting John Travolta!

Blundering about while living in India!

Growing up with a monkey in 1970’s Nova Scotia!

The MOST gruesome thing ever to happen on the set of the X-files!

                Becoming the subject of a real life Stephan King story

                AND SO MUCH MORE!

This is the only opportunity this year to get the true Fat Apollo experience in an easily forgettable 1 hour chunk!

Moderators
Saturday October 31, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
305

6:00pm

Working with Worbla's Finest Art - A Demonstration
In this panel, Lanthea Cosplay will demonstrate how to make a worbla bracer from patterning and shaping the base to detailing and how to add attachments.

Saturday October 31, 2015 6:00pm - 7:15pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

6:00pm

The Night Sky According to Star Trek: Where Empires Exist
All cadets are invited to attend the United Federation of Planets Star Fleet Academy class Astronomy 101. The eminent Dr. Strangelove II will be presenting the night sky as seen from earth. After a quick review of how to find constellations in Earth’s night sky the exploits of the Star Ship Enterprise will be traced through the sky. Cadets will never view the night sky the same again. 
Cadets will then learn how to find the Romulan and Klingon empires as well as the Dominion-Territorium in the night sky. Guest lecturers on these empires will include the Romulan Commander of a warbird, an Admiral of a Klingon battlecruiser, and if she can make it, the Female Changeling who is visiting Earth from the Dominion. Cadets are warned to come prepared for anything as you never know what might happen during the class when these former foes get together! Class participation inevitable.

Saturday October 31, 2015 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

7:00pm

Nero Armonia LARP Demo (2)
Come see what NERO LARP Combat is like. Volunteers needed to get to killing

Saturday October 31, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Autograph/Photo Room 2nd Floor WTCC

7:00pm

Where Sci-Fi & Reality Meet - UFOs in the Maritimes (2)
Chris Styles will present on his first hand, original research into the Shag Harbour and Shelburne UFO incidents of 1967 and other classic maritime UFO cases.

Saturday October 31, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

7:00pm

Cosplay on a Budget
Don't have enough money for that beautiful $20/meter fabric? Can't find a wig under 60$? Well here you will learn how to make good cosplays on a budget! We'll cover what to get, where to get it and how to put it all together. Different tips, places you can learn more and other helpful things with examples and walkthroughs from simple to more complex costumes.

Saturday October 31, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
305

7:00pm

Stargazer Soirée
Special Admission Only

No Photos Permitted

An evening of drinks, hors d'oeuvres and rubbing elbows with Hal-Con Guests & Staff. Located this year at the Delta Halifax in the Baronet Ballroom it will be an evening to remember. 

Saturday October 31, 2015 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Delta Halifax Baronet Ballroom

7:00pm

Oversized Board Games
Saturday October 31, 2015 7:00pm - 11:30pm
203 (Photo and Auto Line Up) 2nd Floor WTCC

7:30pm

Geeks vs. Nerds (2)

Loki vs The Joker: Who Does Insanity with More Style?

Join Geeks versus Nerds as they debate Loki versus The Joker: who does insanity with more style?

No argument is too farfetched! How fashionable is Deadpool's spandex? What do we really think of Joker's colour palette? How well does blood and sarcasm go with your enemy's brown pants? (Very well, we think.)

Which team will win the debate? You'll have to show up - and judge OUR style - to find out!


Moderators
Panelists
GV

Geeks vs Nerds

Have you ever asked if monsters are more misunderstood than aliens? Whether pirates or ninjas would run the better franchise restaurant? Or perhaps you've wondered who is the more malevolent masked master of minions: Darth Vader or Doctor Doom? Because we have. And we here at Geeks versus Nerds have answered those questions in the best way possible: | | Live debate. A team of Nerds matches off against a team of Geeks. Each are assigned a... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

8:00pm

Intro to the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) Panel
A day with the SCA.  Come find out who we are, what we do and how we experience our living history. The Middle Ages... Live them now!

Saturday October 31, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

8:00pm

Geek Music Concert with Rock, Paper, Cynic
Guests
avatar for Peter Chiykowski

Peter Chiykowski

Peter Chiykowski’s a cartoonist, musician and writer. He’s mostly known for making Rock, Paper, Cynic, a webcomic that won the Aurora Award for Best Graphic Novel in 2014 and has shown up in Newsweek and George Takei’s Facebook page. Peter’s debut comic collection The HMS Bad Idea launched at Hal-Con 2014 and is now available in places that will take your money and give you stupid cartoons instead. What a... Read More →



Saturday October 31, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

8:00pm

Hentai for Casuals (18+)
Let's talk about sex, Baby! Or at least the basics...  All you need to know before venturing into the Hentai world in a way that's both Educational and Hilarious!  

Saturday October 31, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

8:00pm

Screening: Fanarchy (2)
A Documentary Feature Film about the evolution of the entertainment industry. Parts of the film take place at Hal-Con 2013 and 2014. Past guest Vic Mignogna was interviewed. The barbarians are at the gate! Fanarchy explores the rise of fan culture and the ways in which modern fandom is challenging the Hollywood system by becoming a creative force in its own right. Questions are raised about copyright, intellectual property and the concept of originality in a re-mix culture.

Moderators
Saturday October 31, 2015 8:00pm - 9:45pm
305

8:00pm

Laser Tag
Saturday October 31, 2015 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Autograph/Photo Room 2nd Floor WTCC

9:00pm

No Such Thing as Grown Ups LIVE Comedy Podcast
A LIVE recording of the No Such Thing as Grown Ups Podcast featuring Curtis Carey & Tara Audibert professional successful non-grown ups who both have worked in Animation, Comics, Films and Games for a combined total of more than 30 years and are still going strong! Curtis & Tara motivate and inspire with stories, answering questions and improvised skits. How can you survive in a world without grown ups? Let Curtis & Tara fill you in on all the TRUTHS behind the LIES that "Grown Ups" tell. Our podcast is discussion based mostly, and we can provide topics we have, but the discussion is free form, and we don't always get to all out topics. Some we will start with: About our Animation/Comic/Game/Film experience Our Manifesto-NSTAGU basics Skit based on something we discussed Questions from the audience

Saturday October 31, 2015 9:00pm - 10:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

9:30pm

Dorks in Dungeons (2)

Dorks in Dungeons is an acclaimed improvised comedy show about delivering the mail in a fantastical world. Using the framework of a tabletop role-playing game, the Dorks create each show with the help of audience suggestions and the whim of a 20 sided die.


Guests
avatar for Dorks in Dungeons

Dorks in Dungeons

Live Improv Comedy meets Fantasy Role-Playing Games!



Saturday October 31, 2015 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

9:30pm

Hentai Jeopardy (18+)
A fun and hilariously casual 18 plus game of jeopardy presented by Usagi Cosplay that test your knowledge of all things hentai and overly sexual anime. Sprinkled with humour, somewhat easily distracted and very exuberant hosts, overly exaggerated winks and eyebrow wiggles, along with incredibly inappropriate prizes. Fun for beginners and experts alike!

Saturday October 31, 2015 9:30pm - 11:15pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC
 
Sunday, November 1
 

10:00am

Creating Horns & Headdresses
Looking for lightweight and tough horns, headdresses, and headgear? Tired of heavy paperclay or rough paper mache? This panel will explore materials and methods for working with foam based head pieces for easy wear and low construction costs! From patterning to painting, every step will be summed up and examples of all materials will be shown.

Sunday November 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

10:00am

Don't Panic - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Hal-Con
An unofficial, but friendly, introduction to Hal-Con, and how to get the most out of it. This panel is primarily intended for new attendees and folks who have been before but still have questions.

Sunday November 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

10:00am

Hitchhiker's Guide to Self-Publishing
Sharing how they went from an idea to a polished and published young adult fantasy work without the help of an agent or one of the large presses. The panel will touch on editing, voice, utilization of print on demand, marketing, cover graphics, book trailers and more. 

Hosted by: N. Phoenix Bowman

Sunday November 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
304 3rd Floor WTCC

10:00am

Q&A with Enver Gjokaj (2)
Moderators
Guests
avatar for Enver Gjokaj

Enver Gjokaj

Actor
Enver plays “Daniel Sousa” in Marvel’s AGENT CARTER for ABC and came to prominence with his transformational work as “Victor” on Joss Whedon’s science fiction fantasy series DOLLHOUSE for FOX. Gjokaj’s recent television work has included two pilots (ABC’ MURDER IN MANHATTAN and USA’s EDEN) as well as recurring and guest roles on EXTANT, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, VEGAS, DEXTER, THE WALKING DEAD and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

10:00am

Mermaids!
The Mermaid Raina will present short stories from around the world about mermaids, teach children about tide pool creatures, talk about sharks and plastic pollution, and show mermaid jobs around the world.

Halifax Mermaids is a division of Canadian Mermaids. 
 The mermaids specialize in entertainment and education that will make a splash! Enter a world of imagination and magic with mermaids. Based in Nova Scotia, and travelling around Canada, these mermaids will entertain, educate, and inspire you.

Sunday November 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
306 3rd Floor WTCC

10:00am

Round Table - Mystery Topic!
Volunteers

Sunday November 1, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

10:30am

John deLancie Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor / Voice Actor
Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career: His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women on Top”, “Nicholas”, “Good Advise”, “Patient 14”, “The Big Time”, “Reign on Me” and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

10:45am

Kirby Morrow Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Voice Actor
Kirby trained in Theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up Comedy stages around the world. He has played hundreds of characters over the last 21 years, but is best known as Goku from Dragonball Z, Cyclops from X-Men: Evolution, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Michaelangelo fromTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently, Kirby has voiced various characters on Lego’s Ninjago and Star wars, including... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

10:45am

Paul Amos Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Paul Amos

Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Steven Universe
Discussion on the hit cartoon from Rebecca Sugar. Talk with fellow fans about the deep world and developing characters of Steven Universe. 

Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
305

11:00am

Whales in Space

The lens of science fiction and fantasy has often been used to inform people about global issues. The impacts to and fate of our environment is no different. Join Marine Biologist Tonya Wimmer for a look at the collision of the un-seemingly related worlds of Sci-Fi & Fantasy and the Environment through the lens of some of the planet’s most charismatic and enigmatic animals, whales and dolphins!


Panelists

Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
304 3rd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Emily Perkins Photo Op
Guests
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Emily Perkins

Actor
A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10, and made her feature film debut in 1989’s Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and several films, including Stephen King’s It. As an adult, Emily received a Leo Award... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Enver Gjokaj Photo Op
Guests
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Enver Gjokaj

Actor
Enver plays “Daniel Sousa” in Marvel’s AGENT CARTER for ABC and came to prominence with his transformational work as “Victor” on Joss Whedon’s science fiction fantasy series DOLLHOUSE for FOX. Gjokaj’s recent television work has included two pilots (ABC’ MURDER IN MANHATTAN and USA’s EDEN) as well as recurring and guest roles on EXTANT, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, VEGAS, DEXTER, THE WALKING DEAD and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Q&A with Amber Benson
Guests
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Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Q&A with Kris Holden-Ried
Moderators
Guests
avatar for Kris Holden-Ried

Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Tips for Writing Local and Succeeding
Want to write a novel and don't know where to start?  Have characters that won't follow the plot you've laid out for them?  Not sure how to make your good idea great?  Wonder how one gets published in Halifax?

Bring all your questions about writing and publishing while living local to our local author panel where they will try to answer all your questions. 

Guests
avatar for Kat Kruger

Kat Kruger

Author
Kat Kruger is a freelance writer and social media consultant with a degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. Her first novel, The Night Has Teeth (The Magdeburg Trilogy, Book One), won the 34th Atlantic Writing Competition and has over 2 million reads on Wattpad. The trilogy has been translated into German by Random House. She is currently working on a new project code named #SteampunkUnicornProject.
avatar for CS MacCath

CS MacCath

Author
C.S. MacCath is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry whose work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, Mythic Delirium and other publications. Her poetry has been nominated twice for the Rhysling Award, while her fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and shortlisted for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award. Ceallaigh's first collection of fiction and... Read More →
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Jeff Russell

Author / Illustrator
Soon after meeting his Nova Scotian wife and co-author B.A. Lee, Alberta grown J. Alan Russell found himself immersed in a world of ocean voyages,treasure hunters, and spectral sea monsters. Now, after more than a decade of adventure, he is very proud to consider himself a Haligonian and takes regular forays into the wild North Atlantic on their vessel, 'Stargazer'. Inspired by the rich history and character of Nova Scotia and its people... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Alaina Huffman Autograph Session
Guests
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Alaina Huffman

Actor
Alaina Huffman was born in Vancouver. She is an actress and producer, known for SGU Stargate Universe as Lt Tamara “TJ” Johansen, Smallville as the Iconic DC character “Black Canary” and currently she reigns as the Queen of hell “Abbadon” on CW’s hit show Supernatural.


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

GMing Tools For RPGs
While DMing a successful campaign can be great fun, it can also be a lot of hard work behind the scenes. Luckily, there are many software packages and websites to help with every part of your game. Learn about some of the great resources available for your next game!


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Costume Contest Pre-Judging - Novice
Closed event

Workmanship Judging

When you register for any category you're given a time during your category’s given time slot (example > Novice - 11:13am). Report to (LOCATION TBA) for that time. You will meet the contest judges and do a one-on-one with them about your costume. It will not take more than a few minutes after which you are free to enjoy the convention until 3:15 when we meet to line up before the contest.
Registration times can be found >>>here<<< 

All workmanship judging happens on Sunday Nov 1st between 11am and 3pmand takes approximately 3 minutes.

Junior (both categories): Anytime from 11am till 3pm
Novice: 11:00am-12:00pm
Journeyman: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Artisan: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Master: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Mandatory Pre-Contest line up time 3:15pm (location TBA)Contest 4-6 main stage 
 

Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Costume Contest Pre-Judging - Junior (both categories)
Closed event

Workmanship Judging

When you register for any category you're given a time during your category’s given time slot (example > Novice - 11:13am). Report to (LOCATION TBA) for that time. You will meet the contest judges and do a one-on-one with them about your costume. It will not take more than a few minutes after which you are free to enjoy the convention until 3:15 when we meet to line up before the contest.
Registration times can be found >>>here<<< 

All workmanship judging happens on Sunday Nov 1st between 11am and 3pmand takes approximately 3 minutes.

Junior (both categories): Anytime from 11am till 3pm
Novice: 11:00am-12:00pm
Journeyman: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Artisan: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Master: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Mandatory Pre-Contest line up time 3:15pm (location TBA)Contest 4-6 main stage 
 

Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

11:30am

Diane Duane author signing
Guests
avatar for Diane Duane

Diane Duane

Author
Diane Duane has been writing science fiction and fantasy in prose form for more than thirty years, including her long-running “Young Wizards” series and the nine bestselling Star Trek novels for which (among many other works) she was recently awarded the Grand Master / lifetime achievement award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Her TV and film writing has included characters ranging from Jean-Luc Picard to... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Scotia Bank Centre Guest Table

11:30am

Peter Morwood author signing
Guests
avatar for Peter Morwood

Peter Morwood

Author
Peter Morwood left pilot training in the RAF and a job in the UK civil service that he’s not allowed to talk about to become a full time SF and fantasy writer in 1986. To his work on his Horse Lords and Tales of Old Russia epic fantasy series, he’s since added screen work ranging from animated series like Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series to the award-winning SyFy miniseries Dark... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Scotia Bank Centre Guest Table

11:45am

Emily Perkins Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins

Actor
A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10, and made her feature film debut in 1989’s Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and several films, including Stephen King’s It. As an adult, Emily received a Leo Award... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

11:55am

Amber Benson Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:55am - 12:55pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

The X-Files: Past and Future
We're going to take a look back at the X-Files, favourite episodes, funny moments, and creepy ones along with a few suprises. We'll also be discussing the reboot along with our hopes and dreams for what's to come!  

Moderators
Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
305

12:00pm

Building a Fantasy World
One of the things that sells a fantasy and sci-fi novel is the world it's based in.  The richer the world, the realer the tale told within it will be.  Join author Jacquelyn Frank as she tells you tricks to the trade in how to build the best kind of world for your characters.

Guests
avatar for Jacquelyn Frank

Jacquelyn Frank

Author
New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank specializes in paranormal and fantasy romance. She has spawned several series taking place everywhere between Earth and other dimensions including The Nightwalkers and Shadow Walkers series. A former native to New York, Jacquelyn now lives with her many cats down in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. She is nailed to her laptop computer imagining the many worlds her readers... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Comic Art Across Media
At one time comic art was only captured on paper.  Now it is everywhere: online, television and on skin.  The panelists will discuss the knacks and tricks to translating comic art to these various forms and what this change has meant to comics as an artform.

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Rob DenBleyker

Rob DenBleyker

Comic
Cyanide and Happiness is a daily webcomic and weekly animation produced by Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, and Kris Wilson. C&H is one of the world’s top webcomics with international appearances and acclaim and is known as much for their iconic stick figures as they are their often controversial humor. Now, after the one of the most successful animation Kickstarters of all time, C&H released Season 1 of The Cyanide & Happiness... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey

Comic
Brenda Hickey is a comic artist and writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. She's had an unhealthy obsession with the comics art form from a very young age, and can't remember a time when she wasn't drawing. Her most well known work is on IDW's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic series. Other works include her self published mini series Tatian in Halls of the Turnip King, her webcomic series In the Air, comic issues for Bayer Medical, as well... Read More →
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Jeph Jacques

Comic
Jeph Jacques grew up in Rockville, Maryland and currently lives in Western Massachusetts, although he is working on becoming a Halifax resident. He has drawn comics his entire life, and has been doing Questionable Content since August of 2003. He launched his new comic project, Alice Grove, in 2014. He likes dogs and guitars.


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Alaina Huffman Photo Op
Guests
avatar for Alaina Huffman

Alaina Huffman

Actor
Alaina Huffman was born in Vancouver. She is an actress and producer, known for SGU Stargate Universe as Lt Tamara “TJ” Johansen, Smallville as the Iconic DC character “Black Canary” and currently she reigns as the Queen of hell “Abbadon” on CW’s hit show Supernatural.


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Kirby Morrow Photo Op
Guests
avatar for Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Voice Actor
Kirby trained in Theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up Comedy stages around the world. He has played hundreds of characters over the last 21 years, but is best known as Goku from Dragonball Z, Cyclops from X-Men: Evolution, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Michaelangelo fromTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently, Kirby has voiced various characters on Lego’s Ninjago and Star wars, including... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Q&A with John de Lancie
Moderators
Guests
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor / Voice Actor
Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career: His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women on Top”, “Nicholas”, “Good Advise”, “Patient 14”, “The Big Time”, “Reign on Me” and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Enver Gjokaj Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Enver Gjokaj

Enver Gjokaj

Actor
Enver plays “Daniel Sousa” in Marvel’s AGENT CARTER for ABC and came to prominence with his transformational work as “Victor” on Joss Whedon’s science fiction fantasy series DOLLHOUSE for FOX. Gjokaj’s recent television work has included two pilots (ABC’ MURDER IN MANHATTAN and USA’s EDEN) as well as recurring and guest roles on EXTANT, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, VEGAS, DEXTER, THE WALKING DEAD and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Diceless RPGs
How can you possibly run an RPG without chucking dice? Some RPGs actually benefit from pushing the dice aside and giving your story time to perculate in your players' minds without the distraction of random dice rolls. Come join us for this discussion. No initiative roll required.

Volunteers

Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Costume Contest Pre-Judging - Journeyman
Closed event

Workmanship Judging

When you register for any category you're given a time during your category’s given time slot (example > Novice - 11:13am). Report to (LOCATION TBA) for that time. You will meet the contest judges and do a one-on-one with them about your costume. It will not take more than a few minutes after which you are free to enjoy the convention until 3:15 when we meet to line up before the contest.
Registration times can be found >>>here<<< 

All workmanship judging happens on Sunday Nov 1st between 11am and 3pmand takes approximately 3 minutes.

Junior (both categories): Anytime from 11am till 3pm
Novice: 11:00am-12:00pm
Journeyman: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Artisan: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Master: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Mandatory Pre-Contest line up time 3:15pm (location TBA)Contest 4-6 main stage 
 

Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Screening: Kooperman Movie (2)
When the owner of a struggling comic book store faces eviction, he must snap out of 
his fantasy world in order to save his store, his friendship, and himself. Winner of Telefilm Canada's 2014 Micro-Budget Production Fund, Kooperman is a feature length comedy bro-mance by PEI director Harmony Wagner.

Moderators

Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

12:15pm

Lenore Zann Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Lenore Zann

Lenore Zann

Voice Actor
Lenore Zann is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia representing the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. Lenore is also an award-winning actor, writer and producer with 33 years of experience in Film, TV, Radio, Animation, and Theatre with a reputation for mentoring a new generation of young artists – for which she received the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Lifetime Award for Service to Community and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

12:55pm

Amber Benson Photo Op
Guests
avatar for Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Actor / Author
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:55pm - 1:25pm
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

12:55pm

John deLancie Photo Op
Guests
avatar for John de Lancie

John de Lancie

Actor / Voice Actor
Mr. de Lancie has an eclectic career: His film credits include, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, “The Fisher King”, “Bad Influence”, The Onion Field”, “Taking Care of Business”, “Fearless”, “Multiplicity”, “Women on Top”, “Nicholas”, “Good Advise”, “Patient 14”, “The Big Time”, “Reign on Me” and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:55pm - 1:25pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Hunter S. Thompson Panel
Guests
avatar for Troy Little

Troy Little

Comic
Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for the... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
305

1:00pm

Origin Stories: What Drew Them to Comics
Who doesn't love a good origin story?  Please join these comic artists as they give their own and talk about what drew them to comics in the first place.

Guests
avatar for Vitaly S. Alexius

Vitaly S. Alexius

Comic
Vitaly S. Alexius is from Novokuznetsk, Siberian Russia. On April 11, 1997 fate gave him an unexpected twist and by means of aerial transportation he was thrown about 5555 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Toronto, Canada. He has been tutoring on the subject of drawing and painting since 2000. In 2002, he learned Photoshop and used it to develop an innovative, digital-art style, which he called “Dreaminism”. Currently he is working... Read More →
avatar for Jeph Jacques

Jeph Jacques

Comic
Jeph Jacques grew up in Rockville, Maryland and currently lives in Western Massachusetts, although he is working on becoming a Halifax resident. He has drawn comics his entire life, and has been doing Questionable Content since August of 2003. He launched his new comic project, Alice Grove, in 2014. He likes dogs and guitars.
avatar for Joëlle Jones

Joëlle Jones

Comic
Joëlle Jones is a comic book artist living in Portland, OR. She is currently writing and drawing a new series Lady Killer published by Dark Horse and is also known for her work on Helheim, and the follow up Brides of HELHEIM the supernatural viking thriller series written by Cullen Bunn and published by Oni Press. She has also worked on various projects with the New York Times, Graphic Universe, Vertigo, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and ONI... Read More →
avatar for Mike Rooth

Mike Rooth

Comic
Mike Rooth is a Freelance Art Mercenary working out of his studio (or ‘living room’, as it is more commonly known) in Oakville, Ontario. Rooth was a full time illustrator of children’s books, magazine articles, cover art, short stories, and educational graphic novels for over a decade before he started chasing after his comic book dreams by creating pinups, mini-comics, and cover artwork for both indie creators and mainstream... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Q&A with Kirby Morrow
Moderators
Guests
avatar for Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Voice Actor
Kirby trained in Theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up Comedy stages around the world. He has played hundreds of characters over the last 21 years, but is best known as Goku from Dragonball Z, Cyclops from X-Men: Evolution, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Michaelangelo fromTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently, Kirby has voiced various characters on Lego’s Ninjago and Star wars, including... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Writing Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Please join our author guests as they talk about tips and tricks to writing Sci-fi, fantasy and what it takes to keep it fresh.

Guests
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

Author
Appearing Saturday & Sunday only. Kelley Armstrong is the author of the Cainsville modern gothic series and the Age of Legends YA fantasy trilogy. Past works include Otherworld urban fantasy series, the Darkest Powers & Darkness Rising teen paranormal trilogies and the Nadia Stafford crime trilogy, She also co-writes the Blackwell Pages middle-grade fantasy trilogy as K.L. Armstrong with M.A. Marr.
avatar for Diane Duane

Diane Duane

Author
Diane Duane has been writing science fiction and fantasy in prose form for more than thirty years, including her long-running “Young Wizards” series and the nine bestselling Star Trek novels for which (among many other works) she was recently awarded the Grand Master / lifetime achievement award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Her TV and film writing has included characters ranging from Jean-Luc Picard to... Read More →
avatar for Jacquelyn Frank

Jacquelyn Frank

Author
New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank specializes in paranormal and fantasy romance. She has spawned several series taking place everywhere between Earth and other dimensions including The Nightwalkers and Shadow Walkers series. A former native to New York, Jacquelyn now lives with her many cats down in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. She is nailed to her laptop computer imagining the many worlds her readers... Read More →
avatar for Peter Morwood

Peter Morwood

Author
Peter Morwood left pilot training in the RAF and a job in the UK civil service that he’s not allowed to talk about to become a full time SF and fantasy writer in 1986. To his work on his Horse Lords and Tales of Old Russia epic fantasy series, he’s since added screen work ranging from animated series like Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series to the award-winning SyFy miniseries Dark... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Paul Amos Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Paul Amos

Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Using Published Scenarios in Your RPG Campaign
Running a pre-made RPG scenario seems like it should be easier than creating your own, but just like the lair of a Thieves' Guild, the pitfalls can be well-hidden. This seminar looks at how best to integrate a published scenario into your game, including using material from different editions or different systems entirely!


Sunday November 1, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Costume Contest Pre-Judging - Artisan
Closed event

Workmanship Judging

When you register for any category you're given a time during your category’s given time slot (example > Novice - 11:13am). Report to (LOCATION TBA) for that time. You will meet the contest judges and do a one-on-one with them about your costume. It will not take more than a few minutes after which you are free to enjoy the convention until 3:15 when we meet to line up before the contest.
Registration times can be found >>>here<<< 

All workmanship judging happens on Sunday Nov 1st between 11am and 3pmand takes approximately 3 minutes.

Junior (both categories): Anytime from 11am till 3pm
Novice: 11:00am-12:00pm
Journeyman: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Artisan: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Master: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Mandatory Pre-Contest line up time 3:15pm (location TBA)Contest 4-6 main stage 
 

Sunday November 1, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Kris Holden-Ried Autograph Session
Guests
avatar for Kris Holden-Ried

Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Kelley Armstrong author signing
Free

Guests
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

Author
Appearing Saturday & Sunday only. Kelley Armstrong is the author of the Cainsville modern gothic series and the Age of Legends YA fantasy trilogy. Past works include Otherworld urban fantasy series, the Darkest Powers & Darkness Rising teen paranormal trilogies and the Nadia Stafford crime trilogy, She also co-writes the Blackwell Pages middle-grade fantasy trilogy as K.L. Armstrong with M.A. Marr.


Sunday November 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Gavin Buhr Stunt Demo
Stuntman Gavin Buhr will be demonstrating how movie fight scenes are made.  So if you've wondered about this aspect of movie magic, and have ever wanted to partake, then this is the demonstration you don't want to miss.

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Gavin Buhr

Gavin Buhr

Stunt Actor
Gavin was born in Oxford , England and grew up in the Maritimes. He decided to pursue a career in the film and TV industry and was based for decades in Vancouver BC. Starting as an actor, Gavin gravitated towards the action side of film and became an extremely busy stunt performer and coordinator. To date he has appeared in over 200 shows , many of which are top science fiction and adventure series. Because of his 6’5″ height and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Kimono 101
A crash course on Japanese kimono presented by the Halifax chapter of Kimono de Jack. We will discuss how to identify authentic kimono, figure out your fit, talk some basic rules and guidelines and finish up with a dressing demo. 

Sunday November 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Who Says You Shouldn't Cosplay?
This panel will discuss body shaming within the cosplay community. During this open discussion we will share personal experiences, how to deal with body shaming online and at conventions. 

Moderators
avatar for Erica Brookfield

Erica Brookfield

Erica Brookfield, aka. Lanthea Cosplay, started cosplaying at Hal-Con in 2012. Since that first time cosplaying, she has found a love for making props and cosplay armour. | Mainly (but not exclusively) working with the thermoplastic Worbla, she has created costumes such as a Diablo 3 Barbarian, Tyrande Whisperwind, and has designed and created an Armored Ariel cosplay. She is currently working on many commissions as well as designing and creating... Read More →

Sunday November 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
305

2:00pm

Paul Amos Photo Op
Guests
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Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Q&A with Alaina Huffman
Moderators
Guests
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Alaina Huffman

Actor
Alaina Huffman was born in Vancouver. She is an actress and producer, known for SGU Stargate Universe as Lt Tamara “TJ” Johansen, Smallville as the Iconic DC character “Black Canary” and currently she reigns as the Queen of hell “Abbadon” on CW’s hit show Supernatural.


Sunday November 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Q&A with Lenore Zann
Moderators
Guests
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Lenore Zann

Voice Actor
Lenore Zann is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia representing the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. Lenore is also an award-winning actor, writer and producer with 33 years of experience in Film, TV, Radio, Animation, and Theatre with a reputation for mentoring a new generation of young artists – for which she received the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Lifetime Award for Service to Community and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Emily Perkins Autograph Session
Guests
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Emily Perkins

Actor
A native resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Perkins began her professional acting career at the age of 10, and made her feature film debut in 1989’s Small Sacrifices. The following year, she was recognized with a YTV National Youth Achievement award in acting and landed key roles on the television series Mom P.I. and several films, including Stephen King’s It. As an adult, Emily received a Leo Award... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Kirby Morrow Autograph Session
Guests
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Kirby Morrow

Voice Actor
Kirby trained in Theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up Comedy stages around the world. He has played hundreds of characters over the last 21 years, but is best known as Goku from Dragonball Z, Cyclops from X-Men: Evolution, Miroku from Inuyasha, and Michaelangelo fromTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently, Kirby has voiced various characters on Lego’s Ninjago and Star wars, including... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Jacquelyn Frank author signing
Guests
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Jacquelyn Frank

Author
New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank specializes in paranormal and fantasy romance. She has spawned several series taking place everywhere between Earth and other dimensions including The Nightwalkers and Shadow Walkers series. A former native to New York, Jacquelyn now lives with her many cats down in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. She is nailed to her laptop computer imagining the many worlds her readers... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Scotia Bank Centre Guest Table

2:00pm

Costume Contest Pre-Judging - Master
Closed event

Workmanship Judging

When you register for any category you're given a time during your category’s given time slot (example > Novice - 11:13am). Report to (LOCATION TBA) for that time. You will meet the contest judges and do a one-on-one with them about your costume. It will not take more than a few minutes after which you are free to enjoy the convention until 3:15 when we meet to line up before the contest.
Registration times can be found >>>here<<< 

All workmanship judging happens on Sunday Nov 1st between 11am and 3pmand takes approximately 3 minutes.

Junior (both categories): Anytime from 11am till 3pm
Novice: 11:00am-12:00pm
Journeyman: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Artisan: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Master: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Mandatory Pre-Contest line up time 3:15pm (location TBA)Contest 4-6 main stage 
 

Sunday November 1, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

2:45pm

Lost Girls Photo Op
Guests
avatar for Paul Amos

Paul Amos

Actor / Voice Actor
Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. On arriving in Canada Paul spent a couple of years with the Stratford Festival Of Canada, since then he has developed an impressive resume of TV credits. Having worked on several projects including Combat Hospital, Warehouse 13, Degrassi goes to Hollywood, Mudpit... Read More →
avatar for Kris Holden-Ried

Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Photograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Gavin Buhr Autograph Session
Free

Guests
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Gavin Buhr

Stunt Actor
Gavin was born in Oxford , England and grew up in the Maritimes. He decided to pursue a career in the film and TV industry and was based for decades in Vancouver BC. Starting as an actor, Gavin gravitated towards the action side of film and became an extremely busy stunt performer and coordinator. To date he has appeared in over 200 shows , many of which are top science fiction and adventure series. Because of his 6’5″ height and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Autograph Booth 4 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Big vs. Small Press: Dawn of Justice
Does size really matter?  These comic panelists endevour to answer whether there is a difference anymore between large and small publishing in comics,

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Vitaly S. Alexius

Vitaly S. Alexius

Comic
Vitaly S. Alexius is from Novokuznetsk, Siberian Russia. On April 11, 1997 fate gave him an unexpected twist and by means of aerial transportation he was thrown about 5555 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Toronto, Canada. He has been tutoring on the subject of drawing and painting since 2000. In 2002, he learned Photoshop and used it to develop an innovative, digital-art style, which he called “Dreaminism”. Currently he is working... Read More →
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Troy Little

Comic
Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for the... Read More →
avatar for Mike Rooth

Mike Rooth

Comic
Mike Rooth is a Freelance Art Mercenary working out of his studio (or ‘living room’, as it is more commonly known) in Oakville, Ontario. Rooth was a full time illustrator of children’s books, magazine articles, cover art, short stories, and educational graphic novels for over a decade before he started chasing after his comic book dreams by creating pinups, mini-comics, and cover artwork for both indie creators and mainstream... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

ConRunners Panel
How the heck does a convention come together? Ask any questions you might have of 4-5 seasoned organizers of Hal-Con.

Moderators
Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

3:00pm

Alaina Huffman Autograph Session
Guests
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Alaina Huffman

Actor
Alaina Huffman was born in Vancouver. She is an actress and producer, known for SGU Stargate Universe as Lt Tamara “TJ” Johansen, Smallville as the Iconic DC character “Black Canary” and currently she reigns as the Queen of hell “Abbadon” on CW’s hit show Supernatural.


Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Autograph Booth 2 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Enver Gjokaj Autograph Session
Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Autograph Booth 3 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Lenore Zann Autograph Session
Guests
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Lenore Zann

Voice Actor
Lenore Zann is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia representing the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. Lenore is also an award-winning actor, writer and producer with 33 years of experience in Film, TV, Radio, Animation, and Theatre with a reputation for mentoring a new generation of young artists – for which she received the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Lifetime Award for Service to Community and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Autograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Romance and Relationships in RPGs
We'll explore some ways to incorporate and play with character courtships and romance while still maintaining your adventure and plot. This is will be a mature but cheeky discussion about how to engage and encourage players to open up a little bit more and get their characters in even more glorious role playing fun.  


Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
202 (Gaming Panel Room) 2nd Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Screen Writing 101
Diane Duane and Peter Morwood have written for numerous television and movie projects.  In this panel they will show you how it's done, every step of a way: from formatting, story development and style to understanding the industry, pitching your work and finding an agent.

They will answer questions, provide words of wisdom and online resources.  So if you've ever thought about writing for the screen, don't miss this opportunity.

Guests
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Diane Duane

Author
Diane Duane has been writing science fiction and fantasy in prose form for more than thirty years, including her long-running “Young Wizards” series and the nine bestselling Star Trek novels for which (among many other works) she was recently awarded the Grand Master / lifetime achievement award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Her TV and film writing has included characters ranging from Jean-Luc Picard to... Read More →
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Peter Morwood

Author
Peter Morwood left pilot training in the RAF and a job in the UK civil service that he’s not allowed to talk about to become a full time SF and fantasy writer in 1986. To his work on his Horse Lords and Tales of Old Russia epic fantasy series, he’s since added screen work ranging from animated series like Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series to the award-winning SyFy miniseries Dark... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

3:15pm

Kris Holden-Ried Photo Op
Guests
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Kris Holden-Ried

Actor / Voice Actor
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Photograph Booth 1 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Games of Thrones Panel
"Oh, George R. R. Martin, no!" We've all shouted it at the page or the screen, and for many of us, both. Let's talk about our favorite theories, the changes from book to screen, and toss out some ideas on where we think things will go now that we're "off-book".There are certainly plenty of controversial scenes we could talk about, page or screen, and no matter if you're a book reader, a show watcher, or you're all-in for both, we'll talk about all things Game of Thrones.

Sunday November 1, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
305

4:00pm

Tea Dueling - Jules Verne Society
Imported from across the ocean comes the very civilized sport of tea dueling.  Settling matters of honour with audience participation, wit, patience, biscuits, and piping hot tea.  And prizes donated by Sense and SensibiliTea.

Sunday November 1, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
306 3rd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

SCA Fight Demo (2)
Please join us in celebrating Chivalrous Combat. Fencing of the highest order when participants will cross blades in street duels including everything from sabers and main gauche to duels with sword and shield.  Heavy armoured fighting where participants will engage in full force, full contact, non-choreographed combat.

Sunday November 1, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
203 (Photo and Auto Line Up) 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Where Do We Go From Here?
"Titles have been revealed, with casting announcements trickling in. Civil War, Infinity War Part 1 & 2, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel.

With everything we do know, have all the questions been answered? No. 

What's going to happen with the Inhumans? Where will Doctor Strange  fit? Who will play Iron Fist? Will Cap pass his shield onto Bucky, Falcon, or no one at all?

And why is Fantastic Four STILL getting a sequel?"

Sunday November 1, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
204&205 (Combined) 2nd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Introduction to Lolita Fashion
A beginner's introduction, and conversation on the Japanese lolita fashion style. learn how and where to buy the clothing, how to put together your first outfit and discuss tips and tricks with the local community.

Sunday November 1, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
304 3rd Floor WTCC

4:00pm

Costume Contest
Welcome to the 2015 Hal-Con costume contest where anything is possible! We've had marriage proposals, heavy combat, acrobats and showcase the very best in costuming  as well as performance talent. You never know what might happen, don't miss out on this exciting event! 


If you are looking to enter the costume contest please visit the costume contest information page >>> Link <<<< 

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Erica Brookfield

Erica Brookfield

Erica Brookfield, aka. Lanthea Cosplay, started cosplaying at Hal-Con in 2012. Since that first time cosplaying, she has found a love for making props and cosplay armour. | Mainly (but not exclusively) working with the thermoplastic Worbla, she has created costumes such as a Diablo 3 Barbarian, Tyrande Whisperwind, and has designed and created an Armored Ariel cosplay. She is currently working on many commissions as well as designing and creating... Read More →
avatar for Nathan DeLuca

Nathan DeLuca

Cosplayer
Nathan DeLuca is a giant nerd, comic book addict, cosplayer, and rabbit enthusiast hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. After cosplaying for the first time at Hal-Con 2012, he fell in love with crafting and making characters come to life. He has been honing his armor and prop making skills since, specializing in EVA foamcraft and thermoplastics and branching out to casting and 3d printing. In 2014, Nathan started taking commissions and has been... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hamm

Michael Hamm

Michael Hamm is a local model and cosplayer. With the help of the geek community and comic-conventions he was able to overcome his introversion and become a social media personality. His love of 80’s and 90’s pop culture is only superseded by is unlimited passion for all things comic book. In addition to this, legend has it Michael may actually just be a large cat in perpetual human Cosplay.
avatar for Destiny Nickelsen

Destiny Nickelsen

Cosplayer
Destiny is a world renowned cosplayer most well-known for her iconic Harley Quinn costume from “Injustice: Gods Among Us”. She was raised on classic sci-fi movies, anime, and fantasy, and has been gaming since she could hold a controller. Her mother taught her how to sew at age six and she was instantly hooked, beginning a lifetime of costume building and crafting influenced by the things she loves most. She has been costuming at... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Nero Armonia LARP Demo (3)
Come see what NERO LARP Combat is like. Volunteers needed to get to killing

Sunday November 1, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Autograph/Photo Room 2nd Floor WTCC

5:00pm

Starting Out in Web Comics

Everyone and their dog (sometimes literally) has a webcomic now.  So why the heck don’t you?!


Maybe you are brand new to the world of webcomics. Maybe you have already started one, but aren’t sure how to get it out there.  Maybe you’ve been at it for awhile, but feel uncertain about how to build your audience. Maybe you don’t even have an idea for a webcomic yet, but draw all the time and think you might want to venture forth into the web.  Well, this is the talk for you.  


This talk is all about giving you the knowledge and tools to make smart choices, and the RIGHT choices for YOU and your art. Tons of tools and free resources will be shared and discussed.


Christopher Hemsworth (creator of the popular webcomic Dear Inner Demons) will give you an ultimate crash course on most of the things you need to know to get rolling through the web with your comics.  There will be hard truths, and lessons shared based on failures, as well as some “do as I say, not as I do” examples.  Christopher doesn’t pretend to have it all figured out, but has achieved some success with his webcomic and has a keen sense of the things that WILL help you get where you want to go.  


After the talk there will be allotted time for questions and answers.

Panelists
avatar for Christopher Hemsworth

Christopher Hemsworth

Christopher Hemsworth is a Halifax-based illustrator, artist, and designer, as well as the creator of the popular webcomic Dear Inner Demons. | | His work has been featured in galleries, local retailers, and has been featured in numerous publications including WiRED Magazine, The Huffington Post, and The Chronicle Herald. His series of commemorative posters capturing the Heritage Minutes, as commissioned by Historica Canada, has gained... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
305

5:00pm

Oversized Board Games
Sunday November 1, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
203 (Photo and Auto Line Up) 2nd Floor WTCC

5:15pm

***Cancelled*** - Ash vs. Evil Dead Screening
Worried about missing your chance to watch Ash VS The Evil Dead on the 31st due to a jam packed Hal-Con schedule?  Fear not!  Our friends at Eastlink have joined forces with the Super Channel and will be bringing a special screening just for us.  This is your chance to watch the next chapter in Ashley J Williams' saga with 200 of your fellow fans!

Sunday November 1, 2015 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Subway Stage 3rd Floor WTCC

6:30pm

Closing Ceremonies
A brief summary of all the things! There will be so many thanks given to recognize staff, volunteers, guests, sponsors, vendors and more!

Plus, stick around to the end to get a glimpse in 2016's new venue and possibly a guest name or two for next year. 

Moderators
avatar for Jen Lambe

Jen Lambe

Chair, Hal-Con
avatar for Nola Lamoureux-Spierenburg

Nola Lamoureux-Spierenburg

Director of Finance, Hal-Con
Accounting Geek!

Sunday November 1, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Eastlink Stage 2nd Floor WTCC