PANELS, SHOWS AND SO MUCH MORE AT TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2018

THE TOPCON GEEK EXPO TEAM HAS PUT TOGETHER A PANEL AND SHOW SCHEDULE THAT WILL LEAVE YOUR INNER GEEK SATISFIED AND HAPPY

The TopCon Team spends long hours discussing, cussing and fussing to put together our stage panels and shows at TopCon Geek Expo each and every year. But as TopCon Geek Expo becomes more interactive we found ourselves with a dilemma; How do we get everything crammed into one weekend? We could have come up with complicated solutions but instead we came up with the simplest solution; run two stages. And that is what we are doing.

TopCon Geek Expo 2018 we feature the KSNT Show Stage and the Visit TopekaPanel Stage. TopCon Geek Expo 2018 attendees will be able to chose between informative panels or entertaining shows or maybe you will want to check out all the awesome activities happening outside of Ag Hall.

Check Out our schedule below and make your list of what you want to do and see at TopCon Geek Expo 2018.

WELCOME TO THE KSNT SHOW STAGE

TopCon Geek Expo is Proud To Present the Finest Performances and Performers to Grace Any Event Stage.

SATURDAY

  • 9AM: Doors Open – Cosplay Registration Begins.
  • 10AM: Travelling Vortex – Open Panel Discussion about the new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker. Will the 13th Doctor be able to live up to the legend of her predecessors?
  • 11AM: Rachel Ellyn from Uptown Authors will present a Children’s Story Time with a reading from one of her books.
  • 12PM: Aaron Hollingsworth – Enjoy the humorous Geek Related Music of this accomplished Author as he brings a tune to your heart and a smile to your face.
  • 1PM: Q & A With Noah Hathaway – Take a ride on a Love Dragon to force back the Nothing as a ragtag fugitive fleet embarks on a lonely quest towards a shining planet known as Earth.  Pick the brain of this iconic star of of the cult classic TV Show Battle Star Galactica and one of the most beloved Fantasy Movies of all time Neverending Story.
  • 2PM: Up to No Good: Improv Troupe – They are crazy and zany and definitely Up To No Good as this hilarious group of talented comedians and actors from Washburn University descend on TopCon to show you that things are a little stranger than you ever imagined.
  • 3PM: Cosplay Prejudging – Get ready to strut your stuff in front of our panel of critical Judges as they start to tally the poll and determine who is the Best of The Best at TopCon Geek Expo 2018.

This Years Categories are:

  1. Best Overall Female Cosplay
  2. Best Overall Male Cosplay
  3. Best Overall Child Cospaly
  4. Honorable Mention
  • 4PM: Cosplay Competition (max: 50 people): Are you ready to show the Fans of TopCon Geek Expo 2018 that your Cosplay is The Best of the Best? Well Now is the time to show the world what you got.
  • 5PM: Cosplay Competition Continues
  • 6PM: Doors Close For The Day But We Will See You Tomorrow As TopCon Geek Expo 2018 Continues.
  • 7PM: After Party at Norsemen Brewing Company 830 North Kansas Avenue in the NOTO Arts District of Topeka – Just because TopCon has ended for the day does not mean the party has to stop. Join us as Brass Engine Productions Presents the always hilarious and fun Cosplay Karaoke; The Batman Movie staring Michael Keaton, Kim Bassinger and Jack Nicholson Presented the North Topeka on the Move Association – NOTOMA; And get ready for Table Top Gaming Excitement. Top it all off with some of the best Brews and Barbecue* you have ever tasted and it will be a party to remember. The best part is that THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

*Drinks and Barbecue are not Free and must be purchased by attendee.

Jedi AcademyYavin Temple Saber Guild ShowUmbrella Corporation and Carnival Guy Amusements are located outside Ag Hall

SUNDAY

  • 9AM: Doors Open – Pet Cosplay Registration Begins.
  • 10AM: Captain Spaulding – Spend a few intimate personal moments with irreverent and demented Captain Spaulding (Keven Hanson), TopCon’s Monster of Ceremonies as he reminds us why we should or should not be afraid of Clowns.
  • 11AM: Aaron Hollingsworth – Enjoy the humorous Geek Related Music of this accomplished Author as he brings a tune to your heart and a smile to your face.
  • 12PM: Pet Cosplay Competition – Is your beloved Fluffy ready to show the Fans of TopCon Geek Expo 2018 that their Cosplay is The Best of the Best? Well Now is the time to show the world that your dog, cat, lizard, gorilla or elephant has what it takes to be the next Ant Man. Trophy Awarded for Best Animal Cosplay sponsored by Petland of Topeka.
  • 1PM: Bob Ross – Brush off your brush and prepare to make happy Little Trees as Bob Ross (Ben Watkins), shows that he has what it takes to create a smile and an unconventional Cosplay.
  • 2PM: Tracee Cocco – Explore new life and new civilizations as Tracee Cocco (Lt. Jae from Star Trek: The Next Generation) sits down for an informative and entertaining Q & A.
  • 3PM: The Triple Diamond Cosplay Magic Show – Enjoy the mystifying illusions of Triple Diamonds Grand Illusionist Jim Dixon and his lovely assistant Paige Dixon.
  • 4PM: TBA
  • TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2018 ENDS – See you next year at the Kansas Expocentre Exhibit Hall; That’s right we are getting bigger and better all the time.

Stage Show Schedule is Subject To Change Up To And Including The Day Of The Event. 

WELCOME TO THE VISIT TOPEKA PANEL STAGE

SATURDAY

  • 9AM: Doors Open – Cosplay Registration Begins.
  • 9AM: The Breakfast Club – Subjects For Discussion include: Cosplay is not Consent and Con Etiquette.
  • 10AM: The Bogey Chronicles – Learn how to use puppets in Cosplay and Video Podcasts. TopCon’s own Executive Director and Puppet Master The GYPSY will show you how he creates a Bogey Video and will explain the proper way to bring puppets to life. A Fun and Amusing panel sure to generate a laugh or two.
  • 11AM: Brass Engine Games – Ben Watkins will be presenting Board Game Design 101: Have you ever wanted to design your own board or card game? Do you already have an idea and just need a little help? Brass Engine Productions will bring their prototypes and examples to introduce you to the process of design to publishing your own game.
  • 12PM: Bil Thompson – Put down the remote and shut off your game consul it’s time for some table top action. The local representative of MIB Steve Jackson Games will introduce you to the fun and excitement of Table Top Gaming. This growing activity is a family oriented activity that is fun for all ages.
  • 1PM: Sternberg Museum of Natural History – Take a trip to the dawn of time as the Fort Hays University Sternberg Museums own Ian Trevethan takes you on an informative and exciting journey to introduce you to Kansas’ first native inhabitants.
  • 2PM: Geek Universe – Jim Yelton arrives by means unknown to bring his Geek Universe Trivia Game Show to the Visit Topeka Stage. Think you are versed enough in your Geek Mythology to beat this Geek Master? Well step right up and let’s find out.
  • 3PM: Evel Knievel Museum – Think you know everything about the greatest showman of all time? Well think again. Join Topeka Harley Davidson as they introduce you to the real Evel Knievel.
  • 4PM:
  • The Triple Diamond Cosplay Magic Show – Enjoy the mystifying illusions of Triple Diamonds Grand Illusionist Jim Dixon and his lovely assistant Paige Dixon.
  • 5PM: Petland Topeka – What is a Pirate without his Parrot or a Jack without his Sparrow? Learn all there is to know about pets and the one that may be right or wrong for you with this informative panel presented by Staci Williams owner of Petland of Topeka.
  • 6PM: Doors Close For The Day But We Will See You Tomorrow As TopCon Geek Expo 2018 Continues.
  • 7PM: After Party at Norsemen Brewing Company 830 North Kansas Avenue in the NOTO Arts District of Topeka – Just because TopCon has ended for the day does not mean the party has to stop. Join us as Brass Engine ProductionsPresents the always hilarious and fun Cosplay Karaoke; The Batman Movie staring Michael Keaton, Kim Bassinger and Jack Nicholson Presented the North Topeka on the Move Association – NOTOMA; And get ready for Table Top Gaming Excitement. Top it all off with some of the best Brews and Barbecue* you have ever tasted and it will be a party to remember. The best part is that THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

*Drinks and Barbecue are not Free and must be purchased by attendee.

Jedi AcademyYavin Temple Saber Guild ShowUmbrella Corporation and Carnival Guy Amusements are located outside Ag Hall

SUNDAY

  • 9AM: Doors Open – Pet Cosplay Registration Begins.
  • 9AM: The Breakfast Club – Subjects For Discussion include: Cosplay is not Consent and Con Etiquette.
  • 10AM: Norsemen Brewing Company – Find out exactly how closely Geekdom and Brewing intertwine with each other in this informative and fun panel with The Norsemen’s own Jared Rudy and Adam Rosdahl.
  • 11AM: IBOTS – You will not want to miss this frank and open discussion with the Iron Brothers of Topeka (IBOT) about what it takes to create fantastic and awe inspiring advanced Cosplay.
  • 12PM: Cosplay 101 – Join our panel of Cosplayers from Topeka Cosplay SocietyBB Cosplay and JT Displays to learn basics of Cosplay Creation. It is a panel not to be missed for the beggining or seasoned Cosplayer.
  • 1PM: Amanda Bearse – Join the star of Married With Children and Fright Night as she sits down with members of the Pride Community to discuss how the LGBT and Geek Communities work together to inform, educate and have fun in alternative ways.
  • 2PM: Geek Universe – Jim Yelton arrives by means unknown to bring his Geek Universe Trivia Game Show to the Visit Topeka Stage. Think you are versed enough in your Geek Mythology to beat this Geek Master? Well step right up and let’s find out.
  • 3PM: 501st Vaders Fist – May the Force Be With You for this fun and entertaining Star Wars Panel. Join members of the 70th Explorers Garrison as they discuss A Galaxy Far Far Away.
  • 4PM: TBA
  • 5PM: TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2018 ENDS – See you next year at the Kansas Expocentre Exhibit Hall for TopCon Geek Expo 2019; That’s right we are getting bigger and better all the time.

Stage Panel Schedule is Subject To Change Up To And Including The Day Of The Event. 

This will be a weekend you won’t want to miss so get your Tickets Now.

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