EVENT DAYS & HOURS:
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 – 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 – 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
STORMONT VAIL EVENTS CENTER: EXHIBITION HALL – #1 EXPOCENTRE DRIVE – TOPEKA, KANSAS
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
- 9:45 AM – Flag Presentation By American Legion We-Ta-Se Post 410
- 10:00 AM – Q&A With Greg “The Hammer” Valentine & Darren “Cut Man” Antola: An Informative Q&A Professional Wrestling’s Hall of Fame Legend and the Producer of 350 Days a Wrestling Documentary.
- 11:00 AM – Walking Dead Panel With Tonya Pinkins and Jeremy Palko: Join Tonya Pinkins (Fear The Walking Dead and Gotham) and Jeremy Palko (The Walking Dead and Bloodlines) As They Discuss What It Takes To Be In TV’s Number One Shows.
- NOON – Warner Brothers Panel With Rick Stasi & Greg Peters: A Very Unusual Panel Featuring DC/Marvel/WB Artist Rick Stasi and Pinky & The Brain/Animaniacs Animator Greg Peters. Find Out The Inside Stories of Being a WB Artist.
- 1:00 PM – Cosplay Competition: Now Is The Time To Prove You Are The Best Of The Best Cosplayer. Show The World Who You Are And Why You Deserve To Win.
NOTE: Pre-Judging Begins At 10:00 AM In The KSNT Theatre and Ends At Noon. You Must Be Pre-Judged In Order To Enter This Competition. Please Have This Form Filled Out And Ready To Present The Judges.
- 3:00 PM – How To Write A Novel: Authors Susanne Lambdin and Audra Creb provide tips on how to write that first novel. Learn how to create a plot, world craft, and solid characters. Stuck on an idea? Writing five stories at once? Suffering writer’s block? Learn how to turn your ideas into a novel and how and where to publish. Susanne Lambdin is author of the Dead Hearts and The Realm of Magic series. Audra Crebs is author of The Esoteric Design series.
- 4:00 PM – Traveling The Vortex and Scifi4Me Panel: Think You Know Doctor Who? Find Out How Much You Know In This Informative Panel About The Last Time Lords Universe. This Panel Will Be Live Streamed.
Saturday September 21, 2019
- 10:00 AM – Pre-Judging For Cosplay Competition: Please Have Your Entry Form Filled Out and Be Prepared To Present It To The Judges. Please Do Not Engage The Judges In Casual Conversation. Answer Their Questions And Then Leave The Theatre When They Dismiss You. It Is Important To Keep The Line Moving So That All Entrants Have Equal Time With The Judges.
- 1:00 PM – Santa Claus Conquers The Martians: This Campy Classic features a very young Pia Zadora and a plot right out of 1964. Martian ruler Kimar (Leonard Hicks) is upset that the children of Mars are lazy and under the influence of too much pop culture from Earth. They are obsessed with the planet’s television programs and don’t want to do much of anything. In an attempt to get the kids peppy again, Kimar orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus (John Call), hoping that the jolly old toymaker will know how to cheer the children up again. But two Earth children are also nabbed, and this complicates things for Kimar.
- 3:00 PM – Exposure Exposed: Join Jake Jackson, Austin Snell, Lynn Lowry, Own Lawless, Carmen Anello and the rest of the cast as they introduce you to Exposure, TopCon’s Featured Film.
- 3:45 PM – You’re Invited – Film Short: “When Jack is invited to meet the parents of his current would be lover for dinner, he gets much more than he bargained for.” STARRING: Jim Ramos, Naomi Brubaker, Sheri Rippel and Carmen Anello Special Make-up design by Jake Jackson and Applied by Erin Koskella Written, produced and Directed by Jake Jackson
- 4:15 PM – Exposure – Main Feature: “In an attempt to reconcile the problems in their relationship, Myra (Carmen Anello) and James (Owen Lawless) venture to an isolated cabin in the mountains. It is there they encounter an ancient evil that haunts the landscape, capable of turning people into deformed monsters. Not only will they be fighting for their relationship, they will be fighting for their lives.”
STARRING: Carmen Anello, Owen Lawless, Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies, I Drink Your Blood & Model Hunger), and Bruce Smith.
Special Effects by Jake Jackson
Produced by Clayton Ashley, Jake Jackson, and Austin Snell
Written by Jake Jackson and Austin Snell
Directed by Austin Snell
OTHER SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21 EVENTS
- 501st 70th Explorers Garrison: Blast A Trooper, Jedi Academy and Yavin Temple Saber Guild Demonstrations Presented At 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM
- Sky’s The Limit – Video Game Tournament: For the first time ever Sky’s The Limit Mobile Video Gaming Will Be Hosting A Video Game Tournament With Trophies and Cash Prizes. So Practice Your Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Gaming Skills Because….
THE GAME IS ON WITH SKY’S THE LIMIT AT TOPCON POP EXPO 2019
- Huscarl Hobbies & Games Present – Magic: The Gathering and Star Wars: Destiny Tournaments:
- Star Wars: Destiny Standard Constructed Tourney – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. – 22 Spots Available – Entry Fee: $5
- Magic: The Gathering Standard Tourney – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 16 Spots Available – Entry Fee: $5
Destiny and Magic Demos will be Before and After the tourneys. There will also be demos of Star Wars X-Wing, Wings of Glory and Star Wars Legion all day.
- Table Top Gaming With Bil Thompson:
- Norsemen Brewing Company After Hours Party: The First Day of TopCon Pop Expo 2019 is Over But That Does Not Mean That The Fun Is Over. Come out to the Norsemen Brewing Company at 830 North Kansas Avenue for good beer, good food, good fun and Karaoke! This is a party you will not want to miss.
- NOTOMA Presents Movie Night – Aquaman: A TopCon Pop Expo Sponsored Event; grab a lawn chair, grab a curb or grab a piece of the street and watch the blockbuster Movie Aquaman in the street and under the stars in the middle of the Historic NOTO Arts District of North Topeka.
Sunday September 22, 2019
- 10:00 AM – Captain Spaulding Presents: Our Monster of Ceremonies will draw the winner of The Passage Giveaway and give TopCon Pop Expo early Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call.
- 11:00 AM – Geek Universe Presents Trivia Thunderdome: Do you think you are King or Queen of the Geeks? Well here is your chance to prove it. Join Geek Universes Jim Yelton for the Trivia Thunderdome Game Show. Test your knowledge and prove to the world that you are truly the ruler of Geekdom.
- 1:00 PM – Pet Cosplay Competition Presented By Petland Topeka: We can hardly wait to see what your Pet can become. Who will your Pet Cosplay as? Krypto The Superdog? Daisy Duck? Kermit The Frog? Miss Piggy? Micky Mouse? (notice a theme?) Whatever or whoever your Pet Cosplays as we are sure that everyone will be a winner just from the sheer cuteness of it all. Be sure to have your entries (available at registration) filled out and turned in by Noon.
- 2:00 PM – Sternberg Museum of Natural History Presentation: How do the animals of our prehistoric history correlate to the animals of the Star War Universe. Find out in this fun and informative panel presented by Sternberg Curator Ian Trevethan.
- 3:00 PM – Umbrella Corporation Zombie Outbreak Seminar: Racoon City has been overrun by Zombies infested by the T-Virus and the world may be doomed by the Zombie Apocalypse. But fear not because Umbrella Corporation is out of the Hive and here to teach you how to survive what they have wrought. Don’t ask Alice ask Sargent Monkey and you too might be saved from the fate of the doomed.
- 4:00 PM – Kansas SPN Family Panel: Supernatural is soon to have it’s final season. What will happen? How will it end? And where may it actually go after it ends? Come to this fun and informative panel presented by the Kansas SPN Family, the foremost experts on Supernatural, to hear their thoughts and share your own.
- 5:00 PM The Drawing of the Colors:
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
- 10:00 AM – Evel Knievel Museum Presents: Join the team from the Evel Knievel Museum as they present everything you ever wanted to know about Evel Knievel but were afraid to ask. This fun seminar is filled with things you may not have known about the worlds most famous Daredevil.
- 11:00 AM – Midland Empire Ghostbusters On The Job: If there’s something strange in your neighborhood who you gonna call? We would suggest The Midland Empire Ghostbusters who can show you why you should not be ‘Fraid of No Ghost!
- NOON – Special Effects Seminar With Jake Jackson: Join Special Effects Master Jake Jackson (Exposure, You’re Invited, Erasure, Hell Town), as he shows you what it takes to create special effects make-up in this fun and informative seminar.
- 2:00 PM – Encore Showing of Exposure and You’re Invited: Join Jake Jackson, Austin Snell, Stephen Ferrell, Carmen Anello, Owen Lawless, Bruce Smith, Jim Ramos, Naomi Brubaker, Mindy Brubaker, Sheri Rippel, Kelly Rippel, Lea Ramos, Mandy Daniels, Nicole Spacek, Skye Reid, Abby Musick, Melissa Quirarte, Dylan Carver, Alexandra Lambdin, Joshua Vansickler, Jamie Vansickler and Josh Kibbe. as they introduce you to and Encore Presentation of their Feature Film “Exposure” and their short “You’re Invited”.
5:00 PM – TOPCON POP EXPO 2019 ENDS.
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