Talk Back To The Critics!

Talk back to some of DC’s top movie critics about what it means to review movies in a post-pandemic world. How has the industry changed over the last year? What are some of the best films that you may have missed? What does it take to be a film critic at a time when online journalism has absolutely exploded? And of course, talk back with your thoughts on the movies you think critics got absolutely wrong!

Panelists

Travis Hopson, Matthew Razak, Roxana Hadadi, Jason Fraley

2021-08-05T15:04:09-04:00Tags: |

Rick-istentialism: Rick and Morty and Philosophy

The multiverse is a wild place, broh! Lotta worlds, crazy stuff happens for no reason, and there are an infinite number of versions of you out there – really makes you wonder about the meaning of existence. Deep stuff! This panel addresses the existential and absurdist underpinnings of “”Rick and Morty””, and the show’s lessons for living a full, meaningful life in a chaotic world, through the framework of Morty’s infamous quote: “Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV.” The panel doesn’t require the audience to know anything about “”Rick and Morty”” or philosophy to follow along, and it will feature several clips from the show for everyone’s enjoyment!

Panelists

Rory Hatfield

2021-07-07T11:29:06-04:00Tags: |

DCOMs: Ratings of the 21st Century

The release of Disney+ had young and old alike flocking to TV and laptop screens to relive the nostalgia. This was even further cemented when Disney decided to upload all of their Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM) since the 1990s. Join us as we dedicate a whole hour to (in our opinion) the best decade of DCOMs. We’ll talk about our faves, least faves, and possibly do a little sorting hat sorting of the best movies of the 2000s.

Panelists

Jenae Williams, Jessica Rodgers, and Erin Copland

2021-08-05T14:57:44-04:00Tags: |

How to revitalize the Teen Titans brand

This panel is for those that love the Teen Titans brand and every hero revolving around it. This panel is for those that want to hear fresh new ideas and to see how many people are willing to watch a Teen Titans movie series.

Panelists

Evan Davis

2021-07-07T13:12:03-04:00Tags: |

Awesome Con Short Film Festival 2021: Sci fi, Action and Horror

Welcome to Day 1 of year 6 of the Awesome Con Short Film Festival 2021! Our first black of films is the Sci Fi, Action and Horror showcase. We always want to start our show with a bloody good time, and this block of films year after year never disappoints. From filmmakers around the country and locally, these films will make your head spin, just the way the creators intended. Watch at your own risk, you’ve been warned. This screening will be followed by a Q&A of filmmakers in attendance. Once you’ve seen them all, your vote matters in the Awesome Film Audience Choice Award. BE SURE TO CAST YOUR VOTE – Presented by Astray Productions

2021-07-06T11:59:26-04:00Tags: |

Back to the Future: Adventures in a DeLorean Time Machine

How to Fall in Love, Build a Time Machine, Become Rich and Famous, Tour the World, and Cure PD. Join professional time travelers Terry and Oliver Holler as they take you on an incredible fan journey, and inspire you TO THE FUTURE! Discover through their experiences how you can take adversity and turn your passion into a purpose.

Panelists

Terry Holler, Oliver Holler

2021-07-07T13:16:53-04:00Tags: |

Stupid Games, Stupid Prizes

Is your IQ over 9,000? Join DC Gaming Group for “Stupid Games, Stupid Prizes”—a trivia game with a twist! Teams will compete in rounds of trivia and minigames to find the nerdiest nerds in the district! “Stupid Games, Stupid Prizes” is DCGG’s take on your classic bar trivia. We’ll test your knowledge of video games, the MCU, Star Wars, Rick and Morty, and even SpongeBob—it’s all on the table in this crash of craniums. But wait, there’s more! Teams must also dominate in minigames to pull their teams ahead. Be warned… the games will be stupid and the prizes even more stupider. No team? No problem! Teams will be set randomly at the host’s whim so be prepared to make friends and work together.

Panelists

Ren CdeBaca, Kreston Shirly

2021-07-07T11:26:37-04:00Tags: |

Star Trek: Picard

A discussion on Star Trek’s favorite Captain and his T.V. show.

Panelists

Lorenzo Heard, Randy Hall, Wayne Hall, Ann Harding, Tamia Green

2021-07-07T13:14:30-04:00Tags: |

Who is worthy of lifting Mjolnir

Captain America. Vision. They are both worthy of lifting Mjolnir. But who outside of the Marvel Universe is capable of picking up Thor’s hammer? What are the values that enable a person to wield Mjolnir? Is it self-sacrifice? Humility? Compassion? A warrior’s spirit? All of the above? Join us as we discuss with our audience who (from Samwise Gamgee to Princess Leia) and which qualities allow “whosoever holds this hammer, if they be worthy, to possess the power of Thor.”

Panelists

Chris Pabon, Peter Tyler, Rebecca Jones, Lance Logan, Melissa Wasser

2021-07-07T11:54:11-04:00Tags: , |

Nerdgasm Presents: Harry Potter Trivia!

Wands at the ready! Only one team can win this duel. Come prepared with your in-depth knowledge of the Harry Potter world! Bring all of your friends named Hermione and let’s see who can pass their N.E.W.T.S.!

Panelists

Stacey Golding, Joelle Kondrath, Jennifer Kelly

2021-07-07T13:08:09-04:00Tags: |

The Whovian Review: The Villains of Doctor Who

Join us as we delve into the most alluringly dangerous, devious, despicable and deadly entities to scourge the Whoniverse: the villains. While some exude blood-chilling terror, others leave us questioning morality as they blur the lines between good and evil. You won’t want to miss our exploration of the darkness that has captivated audiences for generations.

Panelists

Shelby Sweeney, Michael Wexman, Colin Sweeney, Jase Dowdy, Kelsey Codde, Karl Herman

2021-07-07T13:06:42-04:00Tags: |

Current State of Prowrestling & Pop Culture

What a crazy year it’s been in the world of professional wrestling and all things pop culture! We never thought as fans we’d see these industries start to get back to normal but slowly it’s happening. AEW, WWE, IMPACT WRESTLING, New Japan, MLW, and others are back in full effect again! So to is the entertainment industry. Join us as we discuss the current state of these industries, good, bad, and the ugly, and what the future holds with your special guests.

Panelists

Anthony DeBlasi, Anthony Missionary Thomas, Lee Sanders

2021-08-05T13:00:16-04:00Tags: |

Meet the 501st Legion

Come meet the 501st Legion and learn about “bad guys doing good”! The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

Panelists

Caela Mandigo, Bill Thomas, Charlie Mann, Warren Market, Jesse Pollock, Cheryl Thomas

2021-07-07T11:18:31-04:00Tags: , |

J-Horror 101

J-horror has everything: cursed video tapes, vengeful spirits, and crazed women wielding piano wire. But how do these tropes fit into the long tradition of folklore in Japan? What differentiates J-horror from Western horror? What are the J-horror must-sees? By the time you leave, maybe you’ll think twice before watching that unmarked VHS you find on the shelf…

Panelists

Melissa Lazaro, Priscilla Pertica

2021-07-07T11:13:43-04:00Tags: |

Two Guys Into Fridays – Live Podcast Recording

Two Guys Into Fridays is the World’s #1 Rated TGIF podcast. Join Travis and Stephen in a discussion of all of your favorite TGIF shows like Full House, Family Matters, Boy Meets World and Step By Step as they continue their journey of watching each week as it aired exactly 30 years later.

Panelists

Stephen Brown, Travis Oliver

2021-07-07T11:42:14-04:00Tags: |

Let’s Talk About the Odds

Never Tell Us the Odds is a YouTube channel where two friends engage the community and share their love of the multi-generational adventures of Star Wars. The hosts are a pair of third culture kids who had very different introductions to Star Wars — one is an original era kid and reformed action figure collector, the other a prequel era kid and LEGO aficionado. But whether in Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Nigeria, Mongolia, or even the US, they each used Star Wars to connect with friends and strangers alike. Their presentations touch on the old and new Expanded Universes, look at the ever evolving lore of Star Wars, prognosticate on what tales (or retcons) Lucasfilm has in store for us, and encourage people to share their own stories of connection brought about through a shared love of the galaxy far, far away.

Panelists

Michael Allen Lake, Brendan Reibe

2021-07-07T11:19:06-04:00Tags: |
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