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Sunday, September 24
 

9:00am

Aurora's AGM

The privilege of hosting the Aurora Awards and the Canvention has returned to Hal-Con after a long absence in Eastern Canada. The last time the Prix Aurora Awards were hosted in Nova Scotia was in 1993 at Wolfcon, and their last time in Atlantic Canada was 1999 in Fredericton at inCONsequential.

Canvention is the Canadian national science fiction convention, where the Prix Aurora Awards are presented. Normally it is held as part of an existing convention. This includes an AGM for members of the CSFFA (Canadian Science Fiction Fantasy Association), the governing body for the Aurora Awards.

Hosted at Hal-Con, on the 8th floor, no ticket purchase required but advanced RSVP will be required
Please note, all Aurora-related activities are free. However, due to the size of the host event, Aurora events are held in satellite locations near the host convention. If you would like to register to attend Hal-Con as an attendee, please visit our ticket page.

Sunday September 24, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Summit Suite, 8th Floor WTCC

9:30am

Castle Panic
Castle Panic is a fun, fast-paced board game in which players must work together to defend their castle from an onslaught of enemy monsters. Come learn how to play and help us defend the castle from the evil hordes of Orcs, Trolls, Goblins, and their insidious leaders. 

At Demo Table 5.

Max number of players: 6

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 9:30am - 12:30pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

9:30am

Grudge of Ages: Warhammer - 40K Tournament
1500 point Warhammer 40K tournament, you will need your own models and supplies. 3 rounds using the new 8th Editions's Match play system.

Space is limited sign up before con (tilley@hal-con.com)

Max number of players: 20

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 9:30am - 6:00pm
Miniatures Area, 1st Floor WTCC

10:00am

3D Printing in Cosplay
Cosplayer Nathan DeLuca will discuss the use of 3D printing in various aspects of cosplay and how to utilize the technology to bring your cosplays to the next level.

Presenters
avatar for Nathan DeLuca

Nathan DeLuca

Presenter
Nathan DeLuca is a cosplayer, prop maker and nerd personality living in Halifax, NS, and cosplaying around the globe. Having worked with and for clients such as Sony, Activision, Blizzard and Respawn Entertainment, Nathan's passion for costume building brings him around the world... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 301 WTCC

10:00am

LARP Combat Demonstration 3
NERO Armonia brings together seasoned adventurers in a dazzling display of Sword and Sorcery, come one come all to see what LARP combat is all about.

Presented by: Mason Dawe, Donovan Thibodeau from Nero Armonia

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Demo Space, 2nd Floor WTCC

10:00am

Street Fighter 5 Tournament and Trivia
Are you a true world warrior? If so, we invite you to test your skills against 12 others in our Street Fighter 5 Tournament. This will be a single-elimination event, (best two out of 3 matches) with the top 3 players choosing their prize from our table.To qualify for this competition, you must first answer a single Street Fighter trivia question asked by the host. Answer correctly, and you will be called up from the group to sign your name on the roster. The first 12 to answer will be our competitors. Can you be the next champ? Shor-yu-ken!      

Maximum number of players: 12

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Arcade, 1st Floor WTCC

10:00am

Defenders of the Last Stand
Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi version of Defenders of the Realm by Richard Launius. Defend the last bastion of civilization from raiders, scavengers and mutants. Fully cooperative. Custom characters from fallout available as player characters! 

At Demo Table 1.

Max number of players: 4

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

10:00am

Eclipse Demo
This a standard 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate) space game. The players can develop new technologies, upgrade their ships and explore and colonize their territory. Beating up on their neighbours is purely coincidental.

This game will incorporate the Rise of the Ancients and (new this year) the Shadows of the Rift expansions.  

At Demo Table 2.

Max number of players: 9

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

10:00am

Elder Signs
Set in the Arkham Horror universe, assume the role of an investigator who is investigating the disturbances in a museum and stop the Ancient Old One from awakening and devouring the Earth, by collecting mysterious artifacts known as Elder Signs.

 At Demo Table 3.

Max number of players: 8

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

10:00am

Pathfinder Society RPG
At RPG table 12.

Max number of players: 6.

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

10:00am

D&D Adventurers League Epic: Peril at the Port
Pirates! Dastardly ne’er-do-wells have been spotted just outside of the harbor! Not content with scratching a living off of the rich port city’s scraps, pirates are making for the city by land and sea. But Port Nyanzaru is far from defenseless; pick up a yklwah, climb aboard a dinosaur, or man the wall; but whatever you do, don’t let those rapscallions into the city!

A large undertaking meant for Adventurers League characters of levels 1-4 and 5-10. For those wishing to play in the level 5-10 group, please have log sheets ready for DMs to look over.


Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

10:00am

Hobby Corner
Enjoy all aspects of the miniatures hobby come down and do some painting and building of models. Bring your own models and supplies and work along side some fellow painters getting tips from our resident expert. Some painting lessons can be arranged!

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Miniatures Area, 1st Floor WTCC

10:00am

Great Canadian Board Game Blitz
The GCBGB is a circuit of board game tournaments held at Canadian game conventions and retailers. Each participant plays different board and card games of varying lengths and complexities over the span of six to eight hours, collecting points based on finishing rank in each game. The points are used to determine priority for choosing games in following rounds and to determine the winner at the end of the tournament, after four rounds. Prizes will be awared for the top finishers and the winner will be invited to Fan Expo 2017 in Toronto to compete in the National Finals. This year in honour of our Gaming Guest Rodney Smith, there will be a game in each round that he has featured on Watch it Played channel.

Max number of players: 20

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tournament Tables, 1st Floor WTCC

10:00am

Captured Escape Rooms present: Quest for the Crown

Captured Escape Rooms is proud to bring a mini, 10 minute puzzle to Hal-Con 2017.

Quest for the Crown

At the Annual Knights Tournament, you, a band of petty thieves, are trying to prove yourselves worthy to be part of the Jade Tooth Bandits, the toughest crew in the land. The king has heard word that Five-Fingered-Rohan, the group’s leader, is planning on stealing the crown during his speech at the opening ceremonies. One of his guards has leaked the king’s clever plan to wear a fake, so while he’s on stage, you break into the castle to find the real thing. His speech is set to last a mere 10 minutes so you best act quick for you know he won’t be leaving his jewels unattended for long!

Puzzle runs every 15 minutes.

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Demo Space, 2nd Floor WTCC

10:15am

Jim Beaver Autograph Session 1
Cost $40 each.

Guests
avatar for Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Actor
Jim Beaver, who starred as the gruff but tender prospector Ellsworth on HBO’s hit Western series DEADWOOD and as the beloved demon hunter Bobby Singer on SUPERNATURAL, also plays Sheriff Shelby Parlow on FX’s JUSTIFIED and gun dealer Lawson on BREAKING BAD, making him one of... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Auto/Photo Room, 2nd Floor WTCC

10:15am

Roy Wooley's Foam Fabrication (Helmets)
Learn how to pattern, cut and assemble your very own helmet.  These techniques are the cornerstone of foam fabrication.  Demonstration and hands-on tutorial where you will make your very own helmet.  

(Workshop cost $30.  All materials included in the price.)

Ensure you have a spot, pre-register now! 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hal-con-2017-roy-wooley-workshops-tickets-37471366867

Guests
avatar for Roy Wooley

Roy Wooley

Makeup Artist
Roy Wooley is an amazing special effects makeup artist and prop master whose impressive resume spans more than two decades and includes work on such box office hits as Zombieland and Rob Zombie’s Halloween II. In 2012, Roy appeared as a contestant on Syfy’s number one reality show... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Room 306 WTCC

10:15am

Cartoons, Cereal and Colouring!
Sunday mornings are famous for being relaxed, and recouping after a long week.  And, while Saturday has long laid claim to the best cartoons, thanks to the internet, we can spread some of the relaxation and joy to our own Hal-Con Sunday morning.

Please join us for some cartoons, cereal and colouring! 

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Room 305 WTCC

10:45am

Mitch Pileggi Photo-Op
Cost $40.

Guests
avatar for Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Actor
Mitch Pileggi is an American actor best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Stargate Atlantis as Colonel Steven Caldwell and on Supernatural as Samuel Campbell/Azazel. In 2008, he began a recurring role as Ernest Darby in Sons of A... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
Photobooth, 2nd Floor WTCC

10:45am

Beacon AV Club Presents: Everything Is A Gun Volume 2: Electric Boogaloo
Last year's RWBY panel was so successful, we decided to do it again with more people! Join the Beacon AV Club for a discussion of RWBY Volume 4, Season 2 of RWBY Chibi, and news/predictions for RWBY Volume 5!

Presented by the Beacon AV Club 

Follow the Beacon AV Club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/beaconavclub
and also on Twitter at  https://twitter.com/BeaconAVClub

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 304 WTCC

10:45am

Pokemon Bingo
Pokemon Bingo (Magma Edition)

Team Rocket is back! Join Pokemon Bingo in it's third year at Hal-con, this time featuring two events! Double your chance to win some Pokemon merch as we enter the Hoenn region. (Featuring guests from Team Magma)

Presented by Team Rocket

Presenters

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 302 WTCC

10:45am

Alexander Freed Signing
You can provide items for signings, or can purchase books at the Chapters Booth (314).

Guests
avatar for Alexander Freed

Alexander Freed

Author, Gaming
New York Times bestselling author Alexander Freed has worked as a writer and editor in the realms of video games, novels, and comics for over a decade. His video game work includes six years spent at BioWare as well as time consulting with Kabam, Obsidian Entertainment, Stoic, WB... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Table B7, Vendor Floor

11:00am

Adapting Shakespeare
The Bard's stories are classic staples of theatre and literature, with timeless tales that still resonate with audiences of all ages... when they understand the language.  So, in the world of jaded youth and 140 character stories, making Shakespeare relevant is not always easy.  Join our panel as they discuss updating Shakespeare for a new generation.

Guests
avatar for Conor McCreery

Conor McCreery

Comics
Conor McCreery is the co-creator of Kill Shakespeare, the swashbuckling tail of Bardicide published by IDW, which has been adapted for the stage, and is being developed for television. He’s also written for Dynamite, Titan, and BOOM! His creator-owned, YA adventure series Catac... Read More →
avatar for Ryan North

Ryan North

Comics
Ryan North is a New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist. He is the author of the choose-your-own-path Shakespeare adaptation To Be or Not To Be (which became Kickstarter’s most-funded publishing project when it launched) and its sequel, Romeo and/or Juliet. | | Ryan... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 301 WTCC

11:00am

Elden Henson Autograph Session 1
Cost $40 each.

Guests
avatar for Elden Henson

Elden Henson

Actor
Elden Henson is best known for playing Fulton Reed in The Mighty Ducks trilogy, Foggy Nelson in Daredevil and Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Part 2. | | Elden got his start in the business at age two, as a baby model. By the time he was six, he was appeari... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Auto/Photo Room, 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Tom Lenk Autograph Session 1
Cost $30 each.

Guests
avatar for Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Actor
Thomas (Tom) Loren Lenk was born in Westlake Village, California, USA on June 16th, 1976. Tom attended Moorpark College until his junior year, then transferred into UCLA's theater program. It wasn't long before others began to notice Tom's talent, and in 1997 Tom won the Carol Bu... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Auto/Photo Room, 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Lightsaber Tournament FINALS
The Eastern Watchmen are proud to present the final round of HalCon's first ever Lightsaber mini-tournament! 

After battling their way to the top, the top combatants will face off to see who will be named our Lightsaber Champion.  So, come on by and watch the experts face off over the weekend for both classic single saber combat, as well as as in an exotics category, which include a two saber style, as well as saber spear and of course the saber staff made famous by Darth Maul!!

And don't forget: we are giving away a phenomenal prize to one lucky winner.  The Eastern Watchmen will be selling their lovely magnets, featuring the charter logo, for a price of $10. As a thank you for your purchase, your name will be entered into draw to win a high end, duelling quality, Bluetooth enabled Lightsaber from Canadian company Electrum Sabercrafts!  Valued at approximately $600, it is a prize worth winning!!!  Purchase multiple magnets and receive multiple entries in the draw. 

Good luck and May The Force Be With You. 

Presenters
avatar for Eastern Watchmen

Eastern Watchmen

Presenter
Nova Scotia Charter of The Saber Legion | | Formed close to two years ago, this local lightsaber duelling club has grown by leaps and bounds. It began with only a small but dedicated group of Star Wars fans and has grown to over 20 members! A charter of the International Organ... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Demo Space, 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Buffy on Trial
Todd Legosi (the Vampire Union) v Buffy Summers

This is a mock trial in which the vampire plaintiffs are bringing a class action lawsuit, claiming they were attacked and menaced by Buffy Summers, the alleged "Vampire Slayer." Four of the devil's best advocates, a judge, and a cast of characters will improvise a trial before the audience, who will decide whether Buffy is left cheering or gets the stake.

Will accept donations for Halifax Humanities 101, a charity that facilitates education for people that face economic hardship.

Come support a wonderful cause; we promise most of us don't bite. 

Presented by Dalhousie Literary Moot Society

Sunday September 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Coca-Cola Stage, 2nd Floor WTCC

11:00am

Chill 3rd Edition: The Blood Tear
The Societas Argenti Viae Eternitata (S.A.V.E.) is a secret organization that protects the world from the supernatural predations of the Unknown. When things go bump in the night, SAVE bumps back.

The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History has acquired an antique ring that may be tied to the stirring of an ancient evil. When the ring vanishes, the agents of SAVE's Halifax chapter must investigate to stop the rising horror.

Chill is a game of investigative horror and monster hunting. The game will include descriptions of gore and horrific creatures, and is recommended for ages 14+.

At RPG Table 10.

Max number of players: 5

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

11:00am

Guildball Tournament
Guildball tournament, you will need your own models and supplies.

Use a standard sized team using the current Season 3 rules.

Max number of players: 12


Sunday September 24, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm
Miniatures Area, 1st Floor WTCC

11:15am

Supernatural Photo-Op
$80

Guests
avatar for Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Actor
Jim Beaver, who starred as the gruff but tender prospector Ellsworth on HBO’s hit Western series DEADWOOD and as the beloved demon hunter Bobby Singer on SUPERNATURAL, also plays Sheriff Shelby Parlow on FX’s JUSTIFIED and gun dealer Lawson on BREAKING BAD, making him one of... Read More →
avatar for Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Actor
Mitch Pileggi is an American actor best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Stargate Atlantis as Colonel Steven Caldwell and on Supernatural as Samuel Campbell/Azazel. In 2008, he began a recurring role as Ernest Darby in Sons of A... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 11:15am - 11:30am
Photobooth, 2nd Floor WTCC

11:30am

Jim Beaver Photo-Op
Cost $40.

Guests
avatar for Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Actor
Jim Beaver, who starred as the gruff but tender prospector Ellsworth on HBO’s hit Western series DEADWOOD and as the beloved demon hunter Bobby Singer on SUPERNATURAL, also plays Sheriff Shelby Parlow on FX’s JUSTIFIED and gun dealer Lawson on BREAKING BAD, making him one of... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Photobooth, 2nd Floor WTCC

11:30am

Mitch Pileggi Autograph Session 1
Cost $40 each.

Guests
avatar for Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Actor
Mitch Pileggi is an American actor best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Stargate Atlantis as Colonel Steven Caldwell and on Supernatural as Samuel Campbell/Azazel. In 2008, he began a recurring role as Ernest Darby in Sons of A... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Auto/Photo Room, 2nd Floor WTCC

11:45am

Believable Evil
Tamora Pierce tackles this panel on learning about sympathizing and understanding a villain's motivations in a way that an audience can understand by enabling attendees to help identify what makes a villain evil and how to write evil in a way that it is believable.

Guests
avatar for Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce

Author
Tamora Pierce is the winner of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement in Young Adult Literature, the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, and the 2005 Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction. She is a New York Times and Wall Street... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 11:45am - 12:30pm
Room 302 WTCC

11:45am

Tea Dueling Workshop
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 & SensibiliTea.

Presenter Wanda Aulenback of Sense & SensibiliTea

Presenters

Sunday September 24, 2017 11:45am - 12:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

12:00pm

Indie Comics
If you've heard of comics, you've probably heard of DC and Marvel, the powerhouses of the industry.  But there are so many other options when it comes to comics.

Our panel will answer questions and discuss the freedoms, shortcomings, pros and cons of creating Indie Comics.

Guests
avatar for Gerhard

Gerhard

Comics
Gerhard is best known for his work on Cerebus with Dave Sim. A 300-issue series, it is a milestone in comic book publishing as the longest running creator-owned comic book series! | | For 20 years, Gerhard worked as background artist, environmental designer and cover colorist... Read More →
avatar for Lateef Martin

Lateef Martin

Comics
Lateef Martin is a graduate from the Illustration & Design program at Dawson College. He is a multi-disciplinary artist, from music production, voice overs, cosplay and graphic design. At the core of it, he is an illustrator with a taste for video games, comics, sci-fi and 80s Sa... Read More →
avatar for Piper Thibodeau

Piper Thibodeau

Comics
Piper Thibodeau is a freelance character designer from Montreal, QC. She has worked on projects for studios such as Dreamworks TV, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street and Penguin Books. Her work is mostly known for her "Daily Paintings", where she challenged herself to create one painting... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 301 WTCC

12:00pm

Margarita Gakis Signing
You can provide items for signings, or can purchase books at the Chapters Booth (314).

Guests
avatar for Margarita Gakis

Margarita Gakis

Author
Margarita loves the art, creativity and romanticism of storytelling. Sometimes, however, the act of putting pen to paper proves challenging, elusive. She develops genuine, relate-able characters which grow in the hearts of her readers. From that foundation, the stories flourish i... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Table B7, Vendor Floor

12:00pm

Munchkin Tournament
KILL THE MONSTERS! LOOT THE TREASURE! BACKSTAB YOUR BUDDY!

Max number of players: 36

Sunday September 24, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Tournament Tables, 1st Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Catan: Junior
Explore the seas! Catan: Junior introduces a modified playing style of the classic Settlers of Catan, giving players as young as five a perfect introduction to the Catan series of games. 

At Demo Table 6.

Max number of players: 4

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Hal-Con Pro Smash Open
Hal-Con Pro Smash Open [Melee]Description: The first annual Hal-Con Pro Smash Open is here! Compete against fellow masters of the game in a singles tournament using the SBR ruleset. All players are welcome, however this tournament is intended for advanced players who play Smash Brothers at a competitive level with specific rules such as a limited roster of playable characters and stage selection. This years event will be played on Super Smash Brothers Melee for the Nintendo Gamecube.

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Arcade, 1st Floor WTCC

12:00pm

Hearthstone Fireside - Lich King Raid!
This Fireside will be a LICH KING RAID event! Players will compete in a two-player brawl type game to take down the Lich King. The raid will be on-going throughout the Fireside as a drop in and play activity. Players of all skill and enthusiasm levels are welcome to pull up a chair and join in the Hearthstone fun! This is a BYOD (bring-your-own-device) event.

Presenters

Sunday September 24, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

12:15pm

Neptune Theatre School Workshop - All Ages
This 45 minute powerhouse of an improv class is all about the power of play! Come in Character! or we'll make one up! Action? Romance? Superpowers? Intrigue? Learn the tools of the narrative trade to make the best from your comically unique connections!

Henricus Gielis is an actor and improviser based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been involved with The Canadian Improv Games, Uncles Improv, Make 'Em Ups, Eat Local Improv, and has taught and performed all over Canada.

Sunday September 24, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Room 306 WTCC

12:15pm

Degrassi Photo-Op
Group is $100
Solo is $30 each

Guests
avatar for Kirsten Bourne

Kirsten Bourne

Actor
APPEARING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY | | Kirsten was raised in Toronto and began acting since 1988. Kirsten played Tessa Campanelli on Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High and the series finale "School’s Out". Kirsten played Tessa for 5 years and enjoyed all of the many parts s... Read More →
avatar for Pat Mastroianni

Pat Mastroianni

Actor
APPEARING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY | | Mastroianni was born in Toronto, Ontario. At 13, he tried out for the Degrassi series, and was subsequently cast as Joey Jeremiah. In 1988, Mastroianni won a Gemini Award for Best Continuing Actor in a Leading Role. After Degrassi High en... Read More →
avatar for Stacie Mistysyn

Stacie Mistysyn

Actor
APPEARING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY | | A member of the classic Degrassi cast, audiences all over the world watched Stacie grow up on TV. Her award-winning-run as Caitlin Ryan earned her three Gemini nominations and the win for Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Continuing... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Brogren

Stefan Brogren

Actor
APPEARING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY | | Stefan Brogren is an actor and producer, known for Degrassi High (1987), Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001) and Degrassi: Next Class (2016). | | He attended Earl Haig Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario | | Won a Gemini in 2010 f... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Photobooth, 2nd Floor WTCC

12:45pm

Haidong Gumdo Demonstration 3

Haidong Gumdo is a Korean style of Swordsmanship. It was developed for fighting multiple opponents on a large scale battle setting and for one-on-one combat with the sword.  We are pleased to be providing you with a slice of what we do;  

  • Kibon Donjak – Basic stances and cutting techniques
  • Gum-bup (Sword Law) – Sword forms, connecting the basic techniques into the myriad combinations that can occur on the battlefield
  • Beigi – Cutting:  paper cutting used to perfect control and accuracy and precision with the blade
  • Mock sparring – to showcase application of the techniques

 Learning Haidong Gumdo is a great way to sharpen your body, mind and spirit.

Please feel free to contact us or drop into the dojang:

 Halifax Haidong Gumdo Club is located at Woo Yong’s Taekwondo Academy, 3200 Kempt Rd #102, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Hdgd-hfx@hotmail.com
www.Gumdohalifax.ca


Presenters

Sunday September 24, 2017 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Demo Space, 2nd Floor WTCC

12:45pm

Creating Fun: Game Creation from Script to Sale
Gaming has moved from a niche market into the mainstream, with some predicting it will overtake television in popularity, as interactive media comes to the center of people's focus.  

But how are games made?  Join our expert panel as they talk game creation, from creating a concept and a script to story boarding and beyond.

Guests
avatar for Alexander Freed

Alexander Freed

Author, Gaming
New York Times bestselling author Alexander Freed has worked as a writer and editor in the realms of video games, novels, and comics for over a decade. His video game work includes six years spent at BioWare as well as time consulting with Kabam, Obsidian Entertainment, Stoic, WB... Read More →
avatar for John Kovalic

John Kovalic

Comics
John Kovalic is a best-selling, award-winning, cartoonist, game designer and writer. The most in-demand illustrator in gaming, millions of copies of his games and books have been sold worldwide, giving his magical, frenetic artwork and unique with a truly global fan base... Read More →

Exhibitors

Sunday September 24, 2017 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Room 302 WTCC

12:45pm

LenkLewksForLess
Join Tom Lenk for a quick fire Lenk Lewk Challenge.  We'll have some supplies on hand but the audience is encouraged to bring random extra fabric, bags, decorations etc to help in the creation of a Red Carpet worthy ensemble!

Guests
avatar for Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Actor
Thomas (Tom) Loren Lenk was born in Westlake Village, California, USA on June 16th, 1976. Tom attended Moorpark College until his junior year, then transferred into UCLA's theater program. It wasn't long before others began to notice Tom's talent, and in 1997 Tom won the Carol Bu... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

12:45pm

Supernatural Q&A
Please join Mitch Pileggi and Jim Beaver as they talk everything Supernatural!

Guests
avatar for Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Actor
Jim Beaver, who starred as the gruff but tender prospector Ellsworth on HBO’s hit Western series DEADWOOD and as the beloved demon hunter Bobby Singer on SUPERNATURAL, also plays Sheriff Shelby Parlow on FX’s JUSTIFIED and gun dealer Lawson on BREAKING BAD, making him one of... Read More →
avatar for Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Actor
Mitch Pileggi is an American actor best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Stargate Atlantis as Colonel Steven Caldwell and on Supernatural as Samuel Campbell/Azazel. In 2008, he began a recurring role as Ernest Darby in Sons of A... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Coca-Cola Stage, 2nd Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Halifax Board Game Designers
Do you have a great game idea? Have you ever thought about creating your own game? Your dream could become reality! During this panel, you'll hear from members of Halifax Board Game Designers and learn about the intricacies of game mechanics, developing an idea, play testing, and what it takes to bring your game to market. From sketching an idea on napkins to running a successful Kickstarter campaign, these designers have be there and are eager to share their experiences (good and bad!).


Sunday September 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 305 WTCC

1:00pm

A Reading With Tanya Huff
Please join acclaimed author Tanya Huff as she does a reading from one of her literary works and answers some of your questions.

Guests
avatar for Tanya Huff

Tanya Huff

Author
Tanya Huff's 30 novels and 75 short stories include horror, heroic fantasy, urban fantasy, comedy, and space opera. Her Blood series was turned into the 22 episode BLOOD TIES and writing episode nine allowed her to finally use her degree in Radio & Television Arts from Ryerson Po... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 301 WTCC

1:00pm

Jungle Speed
Test your speed and mental agility in this first-to-the-totem game. 

At Demo Table 7.

Max number of players: 8

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Kingsburg
Learn to play Kingsburg! 

At Demo Table 1.

Max number of players: 5

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

1:00pm

Quarriors!
Learn to play Quarriors! 

At Demo Table 2.

Max number of players: 4

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

1:15pm

This Hat and the Other
Come join The Jugglin’ Bubblers for an all ages family friendly workshop introducing you to the
world of hat juggling and manipulation. Learn the basics of hat manipulation. Tosses, Tumbles,
Rolls, Flips, and More!

Presenters
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Jugglin' Bubblers

Presenter
The Jugglin' Bubblers are Jenille & Mike aka Drip & Drop, a bubbly duo based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. These two teach, train and perform alongside Halifax Circus. They have performed at many music festivals and arts events over the years. The Jugglin’ Bubblers have performed ac... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 306 WTCC

1:15pm

Tamora Pierce Signing
You can provide items for signings, or can purchase books at the Chapters Booth (314).

Guests
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Tamora Pierce

Author
Tamora Pierce is the winner of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement in Young Adult Literature, the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, and the 2005 Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction. She is a New York Times and Wall Street... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Table B7, Vendor Floor

1:30pm

Elden Henson Autograph Session 2
Cost $40 each.

Guests
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Elden Henson

Actor
Elden Henson is best known for playing Fulton Reed in The Mighty Ducks trilogy, Foggy Nelson in Daredevil and Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Part 2. | | Elden got his start in the business at age two, as a baby model. By the time he was six, he was appeari... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Auto/Photo Room, 2nd Floor WTCC

1:30pm

Mitch Pileggi Autograph Session 2
Cost $40 each.

Guests
avatar for Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Actor
Mitch Pileggi is an American actor best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Stargate Atlantis as Colonel Steven Caldwell and on Supernatural as Samuel Campbell/Azazel. In 2008, he began a recurring role as Ernest Darby in Sons of A... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Auto/Photo Room, 2nd Floor WTCC

1:45pm

Tom Lenk Photo-Op
Cost $30 each.

Guests
avatar for Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Actor
Thomas (Tom) Loren Lenk was born in Westlake Village, California, USA on June 16th, 1976. Tom attended Moorpark College until his junior year, then transferred into UCLA's theater program. It wasn't long before others began to notice Tom's talent, and in 1997 Tom won the Carol Bu... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Photobooth, 2nd Floor WTCC

1:45pm

SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) Fight Demo 3
Ever wanted to know what medieval combat was really like? How can two fighters wearing more than 60lbs of steel manage to move let alone engage in a fight? This is your chance to see it happen. The Society for Creative Anachronism, The Barony of Ruantallan and Canton of Seashire are proud to put forth a display of marshal combat for your enjoyment. Sit back as combatants engage in one of two marshal activities, Heavy Fighting (Full Force Full Contact Un-Choreographed Combat) or Fencing with live steel (Think 3 musketeers, where anything from a dagger to a cane can be used to assist you in dispatching your opponent). Listen to the crash of shields and the clanging of blades and transport yourself back to an earlier period in history.

Presented by:SCA

Sunday September 24, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Demo Space, 2nd Floor WTCC

1:45pm

Author Writing Tips
Want to write a novel?  Have no idea on how to get published?  Join our panel as various authors answer your questions and provide some helpful writing tips.

Guests
avatar for Margarita Gakis

Margarita Gakis

Author
Margarita loves the art, creativity and romanticism of storytelling. Sometimes, however, the act of putting pen to paper proves challenging, elusive. She develops genuine, relate-able characters which grow in the hearts of her readers. From that foundation, the stories flourish i... Read More →
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Nicola R. White

Author
Nicola R. White is the award-winning author of the New England Furies urban fantasy romance series. She was born and raised in Halifax, where ghost stories and superstitions abound, and she has always been fascinated by the strange and morbid. In 2017, Nicola looks forward to the... Read More →
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Tim Hanley

Author, Comics
Tim Hanley is a comic book historian and the author of Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine, Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet's Ace Reporter, and The Many Lives of Catwoman: The Felonious History of a Felin... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 302 WTCC

1:45pm

The X-Files: Believe The Lie
Join us for a group discussion of all things X-Files! Let's talk about the past, the present and THE FUTURE of the show that we all know and love. A large portion of the discussion will be about our hopes and dreams for 2018 and beyond, so come prepared with your wish list!

Presented by Joni Mattatall

Sunday September 24, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

2:00pm

D&D Theatre of the Mind
What is the theatre of the mind? How does it relate to d&d? How much do imaginary tickets cost? These questions and more will be answered in this seminar that aims to inform you on roleplaying in d&d and how you can take a seat in an imaginary theatre.

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 305 WTCC

2:00pm

Jim Beaver Autograph Session 2
Cost $40 each.

Guests
avatar for Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Actor
Jim Beaver, who starred as the gruff but tender prospector Ellsworth on HBO’s hit Western series DEADWOOD and as the beloved demon hunter Bobby Singer on SUPERNATURAL, also plays Sheriff Shelby Parlow on FX’s JUSTIFIED and gun dealer Lawson on BREAKING BAD, making him one of... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Auto/Photo Room, 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Sketch Battle: Gisele Lagace vs. Fernando Ruiz
Want to see great artists face off in a battle of sketches?  Please join us as Gisele Legace and Fernando Ruiz take unique fan suggestions and turns them into works of art.  Sure to contain great art and conversation as the guests answer questions, talk about the industry, and have truly unique give-aways.

Guests
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Fernando Ruiz

Comics
A 1994 graduate of the Kubert School, Fernando Ruiz has been working as a cartoonist and illustrator for over twenty years. Much of his work has been for Archie Comics and has appeared in many of their various comics and digests. Fernando has been the regular penciller for Archie... Read More →
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Gisele Lagace

Comics
Gisele Lagace is a Canadian comic book artist from New Brunswick. She has worked on various webcomics, e.g. Menage a 3, Penny & Aggie, Eerie Cuties, & more. She has also drawn for Archie Comics (e.g. Archie Meets Ramones), IDW (Jem and the Holograms), Dynamite Entertainment (Betty Boop), Marvel (Gwenpool covers), Chapterhouse (Die Kitty Die... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Coca-Cola Stage, 2nd Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Cli-Fi: Science Fiction, the Environment and Humanity
Interested in science fiction and fantasy that explores our interactions with nature? Then this panel is for you! Three faculty members from Dalhousie University and the audience will discuss how classic and contemporary Sci-Fi (literature, film, tv, etc.) represents the environment, human development, and how both are changing. Some subjects open for discussion include the way Sci-Fi explores human evolution, the rise of the genre of “climate fiction” or “cli-fi,” utopian/dystopian Sci-Fi, and the possible futures of human effects on the environment and vice versa.

Presented by: Julia M. Wright, Brad Congdon and Jason Haslam

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 301 WTCC

2:00pm

Small World
Are you a good strategist but lack the luck of dice rolls? Smallworld is made for you! In this game, conquer the land and spread your race across a beautiful yet unforgiving world. Beware, this place is too small to accommodate everyone, you will have to watch, plan and execute your battle plan meticulously to be the best !

Max number of players: 5

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Settlers of Catan
Learn to play Catan! 

At Demo Table 3.

Max number of players: 4

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

D&D 5th: Adventurers League: DDAL06-01 A Thousand Tiny Deaths
The promises of glory and the chance of riches draws you to Blasingdell, a small village near the infamous Stone Tooth. Within the rocky mountain lay the dwarven stronghold Khundrukar and the fabled Forge of Fury, to which a chance encounter provides you with the location of a hither-to unknown entrance. Are you brave enough to explore this mystery? Will it lead you to wealth or to your doom?

A Two-Hour Adventure for 1st-4th Level Characters

At RPG Table 1.

Max number of players: 6

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Pathfinder Society RPG
At RPG table 12.

Max number of players: 6

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Vampire the Masquerade
Provided pre-gen characters only. I will be supplying them. I will have 2 classes of my own design to be play tested.

At RPG Table 6.

Max number of players: 6

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

D&D 5E/Open Legend
Will be running either D&D 5th edition or Open Legend depending on players request. Open Legend will have 3 sessions prepared (Zombie survival, Future, Fantasy), with 5th edition running low/high fantasy. Parental rating can range from G to PG-13, depending on who sits down at the table (Lowest age wins out).

At RPG Table 2.

Max number of players: 8

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

D&D 5th: Adventurers League: DDAL05-11 Forgotten Traditions
Ancients secrets are being sought by many.  In a land over run by dragons and giants a lost temple has re-emerged. Can you survive its trials to uncover the knowledge deep within?

For characters of level 5-10.

At RPG Table 3.

Max number of players: 6

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Exalted 3rd: A New Dawn
Once, in the time before the Gods forgot their names, when the world was flat and floated on a sea of chaos, there was an age of gleaming cities, untamed wilderness, enlightened devils, greedy spirits, and might heros.

Yours is the power to smash armies, bind demons, treat with spirits, devour ghosts and make mountains weep with a song.  With this power will you and your companions rekindle the world that was lost and lead a new golden age, or will your passions extingish the last fading embers from an age of glory?

At RPG Table 5.

Max number of players: 6

Presenters

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Hc Svnt Dracones
A space horror RPG featuring anthropomorphic characters and a taste of the unknown.

At RPG Table 8.

Max number of players: 5

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Introduction to D&D 5E
Learn to play D&D in this casual adventure, no exp required!

At RPG Table 4.
Max number of players: 8

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Jonny Badger's GURPS game.
Thematic RPG using the GURPS system.
It's gon'na be great.

At RPG Table 10.

Max number of players: 8

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Numenera - Mystery of the Spider Knight
Numenera game system. The Spider Knight is attacking the region, assassinating targets and terrorizing the locals. Things get political when the monarch is threatened and there is a question of ascension. Who is the Spider Knight? Why is it attacking? What strange encounters await the players?

At RPG Table 11.

Max number of players: 6

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Pathfinder Society RPG
At RPG Table 12.

Max number of players: 6

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Pugmire-Bark Heresy
The leader of a Badger Warband didn't make it back from the last raid on an old forward base from the Great Cat-Dog War. Caravan guards have brought the odd story or two into town of seeing twisted dog sized creatures patrolling the lands around it. Stories of workers acting rabid as the pass the ruined fort.

You are a group of still wet behind the ears acolytes of the Church of Man that have been sent off to the Badgers. As part of an offering in the hopes that the raids on Pugmire citizens outside of it borders would cease. Your mission is to "fetch" their leader should he still live. If he too has come under the influence of whatever resides in the fort. You only need remember a basic church proverb
Bite the Heretic
Maul the Mutant
Bury the Unclean
Pre-generated Characters will be provided
Pencil and Dice will be available

At RPG Table 7.

Max number of players: 4

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:00pm

Mystery Melee
It’s the last day of Hal-Con and we’ve got one more surprise planed!  Show up at 2:00PM on Sunday with a deck of your choice and see what happens ;)

Cost: FREE

Max number of players: 36

Exhibitors

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Deck Box Tables, 1st Floor WTCC

2:15pm

Lightsabers 101
Come join The Eastern Watchmen as we talk about all things lightsaber! Whether you’re from a galaxy far, far away or watching the latest trailer on YouTube we’re all familiar with the signature *snap-hiss* that the weapon of a Jedi Knight makes when unsheathed. The Eastern Watchmen want to take you into the world of Full Contact Dueling Combat Lightsabers as they exist in the 21st century.
We're prepared to share with you information about our favourite Combat Lightsaber companies like Vader’s Vault, Ultrasabers and Electrum Sabercrafts. We will be getting into the nitty-gritty of the DIY market for the technologically gifted, and making connections for those that want some guidance and need a slight Force nudge in the right direction. We’ll be discussing upcoming developments in the field of DIY, and collaborative projects from some of the leading producers of battle-grade lightsabers.
Come armed with your questions about the Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age and prepare to jump to lightspeed while we provide a demo of the new Electrum Sabercrafts Aegis Lightsaber made right here in Canada! Grab a seat, Grab a saber, Grab a glass of Blue Milk and Enjoy Saber Tek-Talk, May the Force be with you!

Presenters
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Eastern Watchmen

Presenter
Nova Scotia Charter of The Saber Legion | | Formed close to two years ago, this local lightsaber duelling club has grown by leaps and bounds. It began with only a small but dedicated group of Star Wars fans and has grown to over 20 members! A charter of the International Organ... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 306 WTCC

2:15pm

Tom Lenk Autograph Session 2
Cost $30 each.

Guests
avatar for Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Actor
Thomas (Tom) Loren Lenk was born in Westlake Village, California, USA on June 16th, 1976. Tom attended Moorpark College until his junior year, then transferred into UCLA's theater program. It wasn't long before others began to notice Tom's talent, and in 1997 Tom won the Carol Bu... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Auto/Photo Room, 2nd Floor WTCC

2:30pm

Elden Henson Photo-Op
Cost $40.

Guests
avatar for Elden Henson

Elden Henson

Actor
Elden Henson is best known for playing Fulton Reed in The Mighty Ducks trilogy, Foggy Nelson in Daredevil and Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Part 2. | | Elden got his start in the business at age two, as a baby model. By the time he was six, he was appeari... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Photobooth, 2nd Floor WTCC

2:30pm

Tanya Huff Signing
You can provide items for signings, or can purchase books at the Chapters Booth (314).

Guests
avatar for Tanya Huff

Tanya Huff

Author
Tanya Huff's 30 novels and 75 short stories include horror, heroic fantasy, urban fantasy, comedy, and space opera. Her Blood series was turned into the 22 episode BLOOD TIES and writing episode nine allowed her to finally use her degree in Radio & Television Arts from Ryerson Po... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Table B7, Vendor Floor

2:30pm

Fai Chen's Fantastical Faire
A temple monk from the time he came of age, Fai Chen was expelled from his order for his indiscretions, a story he doesn’t relate to others. After falling in with a group of adventurers, he traveled far and across Faerûn in search of treasure and danger, attempting to put his ascetic days behind him. After a terrible encounter with a mummy, he never truly healed from the battle but took it as a sign to abandon his adventuring career, converting his meager collection of curiosities and magic items acquired during his dangerous stint into his Fantastical Faire—a traveling shop of wonders.

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Roleplaying Area, 1st Floor WTCC

2:45pm

The Science of Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones brought public interest and adventure to the science of Archaeology.  But how much of what the movies show reflect what happens in real life?  

Author Steven Erikson will shed light of this most interesting field of science, and informs us if Indiana Jones could exist outside of the movies.

Guests
avatar for Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson

Author
Steven Erikson is the author of the ten volume Malazan Book of the Fallen, an epic fantasy series, as well as numerous other works in Fantasy and Science Fiction. He worked as an archaeologist before becoming a full-time writer and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

2:45pm

Witchcraft: From History to Fiction
Witches have been a cause of fear and fascination for centuries.  In the past they filtered into nightmares and caused the death of dozens of innocent women.  More recently, they have taken a role in fantasy and fiction as strong portrayals of these female characters.

Please join Professor Kathryn Morris and Author Ami McKay as they talk the fact and fiction behind witches.

Guests
avatar for Ami McKay

Ami McKay

Author
Ami McKay is the bestselling author of three critically acclaimed novels: The Birth House, The Virgin Cure and The Witches of New York. The latter has been described as: “historical fiction with a twist: part Victorian fairytale, part penny dreadful, part feminist manifesto... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 302 WTCC

3:00pm

Teaching a Modern Designer Boardgame 101
Learn how to communicate the rules of a modern designer boardgame to a table of new players. Benefit from the experiences of the host of over 400 public boardgame nights. Learn how not to overwhelm or lose the interest of the table. Also how to avoid the dreaded " You didn't tell us that rule!" comment mid game. It's certainly not easy but there are lots of tips and tricks I have learned the hard way. 

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 305 WTCC

3:00pm

Ironmug Miniatures Painting Competition
Annual painting contest.

Entries can be accepted throughout the weekend. Bring in any model from any system that you are proud of.

All entries will be posted online and the winner will be announced Sunday afternoon. Final Judging at 3pm.

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Miniatures Area, 1st Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Above and Below
Learn to play! 

At Demo Table 5.

Max number of players: 4

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Let's Play Cutthroat Caverns!
 You and your fellow comrades have just discovered an artifact of untold power deep inside the forbidden caves. You know not what awaits you on your return to the fresh air nor the greed that is growing amongst your fellow companions... Join me in learning how to play Cutthroat Caverns. It is a fantasy RPG card game that focuses on hand management and 'kill stealing'. I.e. Only the player that lands the killing blow will get any prestige and only the player with the MOST prestige can earn the right to claim the artifact.
"Without teamwork...you'll never survive. Without betrayal...you'll never win"

At Demo Table 4.

Max number of players: 6

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

3:00pm

Pandemic: The Cure
Like in the popular Pandemic boardgame, four deadly diseases threaten to end the world and it's up to your team of experts to save humanity from its demise. You and your team must keep the world's hotspots in check and collect samples to find cures for the four diseases to win the game.

Players utilize their specialized set of dice they roll each turn to determine the actions available to them. They can fly and sail between continents, collect samples, and treat diseases to keep the infection rate down. Work together and try to cure all four diseases! 

At Demo Table 6.

Max number of players: 5

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Demo Area, 1st Floor WTCC

3:15pm

Wits & Wagers with Tom Vasel
Come play in a gigantic game of Wits & Wagers with gaming guest Tom Vasel!

Guests
avatar for Tom Vasel

Tom Vasel

Gaming
Tom is the President of the Dice Tower, an audio podcast and video show dedicated to promoting board games and the people who play them. For the last fifteen years, the Dice Tower has published thousands of board game reviews, top ten lists, variety shows, and more - and Tom does... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 306 WTCC

3:30pm

LOTR/Hobbit: Fan Panel, Year 1
This panel is an open-forum discussion of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle Earth story epics starting with The Hobbit and continuing through The Lord of the Rings, where the panelists may just have a cosplay surprise. His other works (The Silmarillion, anyone?!) are fair game, too! There will be visual aids to help participants keep the cast of characters straight. Changes from page to screen are a staple of fan panels facilitated by your main host, as is commiseration for characters who've left the material, because it's always going to be "Too soon(tm)!"

Presented by Bruce Buck 

Sunday September 24, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 301 WTCC

3:45pm

Fire Emblem - Your Waifu is Trash
A critical (and somewhat comedic) discussion about the Re-Awakening of the Fire Emblem series. This talk will be about the good, bad and the ugly of the old and new games. Did Awakening really save the series? Is the my unit good or bad for the stories? And why Tharja wouldn't make a good wife. This isn't old fans versus new, this is about what has made Fire Emblem as a franchise stand out to fans for almost 20 years.

Presented by Daniel Chisholm 

Sunday September 24, 2017 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

3:45pm

Steven Erikson Signing
You can provide items for signings, or can purchase books at the Chapters Booth (314).

Guests
avatar for Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson

Author
Steven Erikson is the author of the ten volume Malazan Book of the Fallen, an epic fantasy series, as well as numerous other works in Fantasy and Science Fiction. He worked as an archaeologist before becoming a full-time writer and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Table B7, Vendor Floor

3:45pm

Love Letter Readings (18+)
Come hear the letters by the finallists in the Love Letter Writing Competition. The princess will be revealed, and will read the best letters out loud! Prizes will be awarded to the letters that the princess likes best. 

Moderators
CH

Camille Hunt

Presenter

Volunteers
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Fat Apollo

Local Celebrity
Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. | | Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and has, 4 times, been voted “Sexiest Person in Halifax”(ending Ellen Page’s undefea... Read More →

Sunday September 24, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 302 WTCC

4:00pm

Tips and Tricks for the GM at Hand
From world building tips to interactive tricks,this is a seminar to help any and all GM's looking to dive into the role-playing world.

Volunteers

Sunday September 24, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 305 WTCC

4:00pm

Costume Contest 2017!
Welcome to the 2017 Hal-Con Costume Contest! 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: Costume Contest Information

Sunday September 24, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Coca-Cola Stage, 2nd Floor WTCC

4:30pm

Ami McKay Signing
Table B9

Guests
avatar for Ami McKay

Ami McKay

Author
Ami McKay is the bestselling author of three critically acclaimed novels: The Birth House, The Virgin Cure and The Witches of New York. The latter has been described as: “historical fiction with a twist: part Victorian fairytale, part penny dreadful, part feminist manifesto... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Vendor Floor - WTCC

6:30pm

Closing Ceremonies
"Parting is such sweet sorrow," but alas, the time has come again.  Join us in saying farewell to Hal-Con 2017 with fellow con-goers and staff at the closing ceremonies.

Sunday September 24, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Coca-Cola Stage, 2nd Floor WTCC