Eagle-Con Schedule

Eagle-Con 2018 - Theme: Aliens, Monsters, and Others



10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom 2
Art Directors Guild exhibition opens
Come see the Art Directors Guild exhibit and speak to industry professionals about their work.
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom 2
“Soft Open” Activities
Face-painting for kids
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom Patio
Zombie Crawl!
Starting on balcony and lap through the USU and back. Break out your zombie costume, put on your zombie makeup, and move like a zombie through Eagle-Con! Who will have the most convincing makeup? Whose costume best exemplifies all things zombie? Whose movements and noises best capture the terror of the walking dead? Join in the fun, or just come by to cheer them on.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom 2 & 3
Eagle-Con Exhibitors Open
11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom 3
Who’d Win Battles Between your Favorite Comics Characters? On one side: trial attorney James Thompson, Esquire, bringing cold logic and hard evidence. On the other side: comedian and writer Vito Lapiccola delivers punchlines and profundities. Between them, columnist and author Hannibal Tabu wields Mjolnir to judge who would win in theoretical Thunderdome combat between increasingly intense match ups of fictional characters.
Moderator: Hannibal Tabu
University-Student Union, San Gabriel Room
Costuming Monsters and Aliens: From Illustration to Screen
Come hear how top Concept Artists and Costume Concept Illustrators generated the look and feel of monsters and aliens in some of the past decade’s greatest science fiction and fantasy movies and television shows.
Greg Hopwood (Supergirl, Red Sparrow, Hunger Games)
Jared Marantz (Guardians of the Galaxy, Grimm, Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War)
Constantine Sekeris (Grimm, Thor, Star Trek: Into Darkness)
Moderator: Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Director of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design, UCLA 
University-Student Union, Alhambra Room
Breaking into the Gaming Industry
From writing and directing to technical design art, come learn about breaking into the game industry from the professionals!
Panelist: Anne Toole (Writer Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Witcher)
Zsuzsa James (Creative Director, P.O.L.L.E.N., and extensive work in design, project management, and business development in the video games and educational tech)
Toli Carter (Technical Artist, League of Legends, My Vegas, and Chief Executive Officer at Defend the Cake)
Moderator: Kim Neal (Department of Television, Film, and Media Studies at Cal State LA)
11 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom 2
Drawing workshop with Pierre Bernard Jr.
Drawing workshop: Want to learn how to draw awesome characters from science fiction and fantasy? Special guest instructor Pierre Bernard Jr. from the Art Directors Guild (and the Conan O’Brien show) will teach you how with live models. Drop in throughout the day for mini-workshops and bring the whole family!
Models: Jennifer Fabos Patton and Vailence Martyn
12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom 3
Spotlight: Eric Wallace
Come hear the amazing Eric Wallace discuss his career as a writer for such comics as Mister Terrific, Titans, and Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns as well as his work as a writer, director, and executive producer for such important television shows as The Flash, Teen Wolf, Ben 10: Omniverse, and Eureka.
Moderator: Hannibal Tabu
University-Student Union, San Gabriel Room
Bringing Monsters and Aliens to Life: From Storyboarding to Acting
Legendary actor and Cal State LA graduate Barry Gordon discusses with Hollywood storyboard artist Pete Von Sholly how to create monsters and aliens for film and television.
Barry Gordon (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Voyager, Batman: The Animated Series)
Pete Von Sholly (Mars Attacks!, The Fantastic Four, The Punisher, Darkman, Curse of Chucky, Scooby-Doo)
Camden Toy (Ubervamp and Gnarl from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, A Blood Story)
University-Student Union, Alhambra Room
Girls Drawin Girls: Women and Diversity in the Entertainment Art Industry
Melody Severns, President, Girls Drawin Girls (The Simpsons Movie)
Noelle Rafaelle, Animation Director, Warner Brothers
Rocky Olivares, Comic Artist and Graphic Wizard
Leila Tilghman, Artist (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)
Aisling Harbert-Phillips, Artist (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2)
Golden Eagle Ballroom Patio
Tour of the Television, Film, and Media Center
Go on a tour of our state-of-the-art media production center that includes a sound stage, sound studio, editing lab, and motion-capture stage. Also see a demo of the motion-capture process!  A volunteer will walk attendees up to the TVFM Building.
1 p.m. 1:50 p.m.
University-Student Union, San Gabriel Room
Writing Monsters and Aliens for the Small Screen
Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Vampire Hunter D) (WGA)
Christos Gage (Daredevil) (WGA)
Oscar Balderrama, Writer and Executive Story Editor (Arrow) (WGA)
Sarah Tarkoff, Writer and Story Editor (Arrow, Vixen) (WGA)
Eilio Ortega Aldrich (writer for Arrow)
Moderator: Ligiah Villalobos (Assistant Professor of Television, Film, and Media, Cal State LA)
University-Student Union, Alhambra Room
Imagining Monsters and Aliens: Costume Design
Joseph Porro: The Orville, Stargate, Independence Day (CDG)
Catherine Adair: Vice President of CDG and Babylon 5: The Gathering (CDG)
Robin Lewis: Re-Animator (CDG)
Jennifer May Nickel: Containment (CDG)
Samantha Kuester, Mystery Science Theater 3000
Moderator: Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Director of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design, UCLA
2 p.m. 2:50 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom 3
Guardians of the Galaxy Super Panel

The artistic talents who created the visual world of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 - and many more of the biggest science fiction films of recent years - discuss how they build the look, characters, and stories for your favorite superheroes.

Scott Chambliss (Production Designer, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Cowboys and Aliens, Godzilla: King of Monsters)
Ramsey Avery (Supervising Art Director, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Star Trek: Into Darkness)
Lauren Polizzi (Art Director, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Captain Marvel, Star Trek: Beyond, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay)
Harry Otto (Art Director, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Van Helsing)
Andrew Reeder (Set Designer, Illustrator, and 3d Digital Concept Modeler, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, Thor, Transformers: Dark of the Moon)
Jeff Frost (Concept Sculptor, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, The Avengers, Pacific Rim: Uprising, The Dark Tower, Batman and Robin)
Kelsey Rose Trott
University-Student Union, San Gabriel Room
Student Flash Fiction Contest
David Shipko, “Omni”
Jocelyn Martinez, “Signs from Above”
Kris Juarez, “Sleep”
Alex Montgomery, “The Unluckiest Man on the Moon”
Andy Chieng, “A Brighter Future”
3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom 3
Kids Cosplay / Cosplay
3: 30 p.m. 4 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballroom 3
Prism Award Presentation
Cheo Hodari Coker, Writer and Producer (Luke Cage, Almost Human)

Moderator: Hannibal Tabu


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Updated: March 10, 2018