Programming

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1st

MAIN STAGE

12:00pm: Colin Cantwell
Colin discusses his Star Wars’ ship designs/models, scene designs & his work with George Lucas. Also, his contributions to the success of “2001, A Space Odyssey”.

1:00pm: Stan Lee Retrospective
A conversation about the legend himself. With Buddy Scalera, Heidi MacDonald, Billy Tucci, and others!

2:00pm:  Sean Astin
Q&A with the star of Goonies, Lord of the Rings, and Stranger Things.

3:00pm: LEXX
Q&A with the cast of the cult classic hit LEXX.

4:00pm: Ultraman and Jet Jaguar
Q&A with the most famous robots of the Japanese Tokusatsu genre.

5:00pm: Empire Saber Guild: First step into a larger world
The Sith search for strong force users leads to Wintercon. Will the sith succeed or will the Jedi prevail?

6pm: Costume Contest
Winter Con presents the LARGEST Costume Contest in the area! The Masquerade Cosplay Contest is a craftsmanship award show, with a pre-judging session and a catwalk display. Last year we had a great number of beautiful costumes be a part of our contest! We cant wait to see what will come this year!

PANEL ROOM 1

 

11:00am: 1968: The year in Comics 
The year 1968 is known as one of the most tumultuous years for America in the 1960s, if not in all its history.
Arlen Schummer

2:00pm: Trailer Park
Preview the Trailers for upcoming movies for 2019. See what the Movie Industry has planned for you!
Joseph Mauceri

3:00pm: Dimensions of Imagination: How Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Revolutionized Fantasy on Television 
A Multimedia Presentation with excerpts from his recently released book.
Nicholis Parisi

4:00pm: Writing Hardcore SciFi for print
A discussion with published authors on the viability of print literature and reasons to start. Great for beginning writers who want to move into print from internet only media.
Alex Shvartsman, Ken Albtif, Carl Paolino

5:00pm: Comics and the Law
A panel celebrating the 11th year of Bronx Heroes Comics and their success with legal issues surrounding DC and Marvel. Talk to those who have been through and come out on top.
Ray Felix

PANEL ROOM 2

11:00am: Reading Hour
Published Science Fiction Authors read excerpts from their recent novels and works in progress.
Assorted Panelists

12:00pm: Captain Marvel
Winter Con’s own Captain Zorikh tells you everything you need to know (and what everyone gets wrong) about Carol Danvers and Shazam, the two Captain Marvels with upcoming movies, and where they fit in the history of ALL the Captain Marvels, western popular culture, and comic book history!
Captain Zorikh

2:00pm: Creating Unusual Costumes & Make Up
Costumes for cosplay, pop culture, Cons & the like are getting more intense & complicated. Are there schools to learn this? What can I create on my own? Where can I learn techniques? Where can I get materials? An active Q&A with those who know!!
Carl Paolino, Craig Lindberg,

4:00pm: The Costume Swap
Visit these costume experts as they show you a slideshow of ideas AND have a table for swap items. Bring something to swap! Tables full of ideas and inexpensive techniques. Cadmium Cosplayers on hand to answer questions and show techniques.
Anna Kern, Arielle Waxman

SUNDAY DECEMBER 2nd

MAIN STAGE

11:00am: Cosplay Cabaret
Wintercon’s Cosplay Caberet will be a fun filled talent showcase, where popular cosplayers will show off their unique talents in the form of singing, dancing, and other artistic forms…all in cosplay! Be prepared to be dazzled!

12:00pm: Kids Costume Showcase
Bring the kids and put them in costume! We have set up this hour on our main stage to display all the awesome kids costumes at the show! A great photo op that you and your family will remember for years to come!

1:00pm: Jedi Training
Are you yearning to learn the ways of the force? Do you have a high midichlorian count?If the answer is yes, then you are about to take your first step to becoming a Padawan Learner and understanding the power of the Force.One of our biggest children events of the weekend is the “Jedi Academy”. Where a group of Jedi will teach Light Saber techniques to kids-12 and under.Children are invited to join the Jedi instructors to have fun and learn basic Light Saber choreography technique in this supervised training session.
Every Child gets a free Light-Saber and Certificate!

2:00pm: Star Wars Rebels
Q&A with the stars of the hit Disney XD show, Star Wars Rebels.

3:00pm: Rogue Alliance: The Revolution Will Not Be Holocroned
In this quirky, light-hearted look into the farthest corners of a galaxy far, far away, a disgraced Jedi is sent on a diplomatic mission in Wild Space, where he soon finds himself a prisoner to the Maestro, a Sith Lord thought long dead. Can the misfit prisoners come together and rebel against the dark regime, or will they become food for the monsters created by the Maestro’s Nightsisters? 

PANEL ROOM 1

12:00pm: GOJIRA
Multimedia presentation and discussion on political allegories in daikaiju eiga with an emphasis on Toho’s series of Godzilla films with Screen clips & Q & A
Sigmund Shen, Paola Javier, Jase Short, Karl Ufert

1:00pm: The Future of the Animated Feature Film/TV Series
How does the new Online Platform affect the quality & format of a show? Where are they going and HOW CAN I BECOME PART OF IT???
Carl Paolino, Ken Albtif

2:00pm: Trailer Park
Preview the Trailers for upcoming movies for 2019. See what the Movie Industry has planned for you!
Joseph Mauceri

3:00pm: Reading Hour
Published Science Fiction Authors read excerpts from their recent novels and works in progress.
Assorted Panelists

4:00pm: One book, Two Book, Three Book FOUR
What are the Pro’s and Cons’ for Today’s author when considering writing a Trilogy or better? Are today’s readers just not willing to commit to a multiple book series? How did Books like The Hunger Games and Harry Potter compare to the Foundation or Game of Thrones books? Can series still keep the younger reader engaged?
Alex Shvartsman, Ken Albtif

PANEL ROOM 2

12:00pm: Captain Marvel
Winter Con’s own Captain Zorikh tells you everything you need to know (and what everyone gets wrong) about Carol Danvers and Shazam, the two Captain Marvels with upcoming movies, and where they fit in the history of ALL the Captain Marvels, western popular culture, and comic book history!
Zorikh Lequidre

1:00pm: The Art, Skill and Imagination of Make-up
A Panel on how imagination along with Skill and Art is used to create amazing Makeup. Artists discuss careers, influences and explain how they created the characters for shows.
Craig Lindberg

3:00pm: Bad Film a Go Go
Come and revel in all things Bad Film! From the golden age dud Reefer Madness to 1950’s clunkers Plan 9 From Outer Space and Robot Monster to modern stinkers like The Room and Birdemic: Shock & Terror. This presentation is for fans of celebrated cinematic failures and encourages the stories of how you enjoy watching these treasures, warts and all.
Mark Bailey

If you are interested in joining our programming contact us here: info@nywintercon.com