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Friday, April 28
 

09:00

Mead Tasting
yummy mead, lets do more tastings :D 

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Miyazaki vs Miyazaki
A look at Gorō Miyazaki's movies and his father Hayao Miyazaki, comparison/contrast their works and style. Also discuss who has the best most resent film? 

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Yokai, Yurei, and Things that go Bump in the Anime Night
Japan has a bewildering crew of supernatural beings, coming from Animism, Shinto, and Buddhist folklore. We'll geek on some shows, and talk about ship-sinking ghosts, fox spirits, living teacups, and demon cats!

Anime up for discussion:
Classic Japanese Horror/Mononoke
Ghost Sweeper Mikami
Natsume's Book of Friends
xxxHolic
GeGeGe No Kitaru
Tanuki War/Princess Mononoke/Spirited Away
Inuyasha
Mushishi
Yamishibai

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Computer Lounge Raspberry PI play area
Computer Lounge Raspberry PI play area. Set aside a table in the computer lab and lay out several Raspberry PIs for the entire weekend. 

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Geek Nails
DIY methods for geeky nail art and make up 

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

LGBTQIA
A veriety of panels to suport the LQBTQIA community <3 

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Detroit GhostBusters
A look at the science into real life ghost busting and the metaphsical 

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

The Race to the Moon
Updates and all information about the teams racing to the moon in 2017! 

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Adventures for Introverts
Adventures for introverts! - being adventurous can be hard when you're an introvert, here are some ideas and experiences from introverts. I.E Hiking, scenic driving routes in Michigan, best reading spots.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Drone Racing 101
Drone Racing 101 - Learning the in and outs of competitive drone racing

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

PARKOUR!!!
How does one get started doing parkour? Basic concepts? Beginner moves?

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Urban Spelunking 101
Info on how to safely (and legally?) experience Urban Exploration

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Good Vibes
Getting to know your vibrator, how do you use this? different styles, best lubes and cleaning methods

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Fave/Worst Anime BOF
A panel where anime fans get together and compare their favorite and least favorite anime series/movies and why. Bring your MAL (My Anime List) and geek out about your favorite animes!

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Know Your Anime
What qualifies as anime? is Steven universe or bobs burgers anime or cartoon?  What about RWBY? What defines the anime 'style'? Does the work have to orginate in Japan for it to be considered Anime?

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Retro Anime: Classics that still shine!
Talk about some of the best retro anime series out there. This would be a highlight of the classics. What is great about them and why they remain even to this day a must see.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

3D Print Your Cosplay
using a 3D printer for cosplay, from making molds to printing masks, the tips and tricks to using your materials to make the ultimate cosplay

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Am I Cosplaying Responsibly?
A panel that discusses the inherent problems in cosplaying characters of color in a socially-aware environment. This will be a gentle, inclusive conversation that attempts to listen to all points of view. The point will be to educate cosplayers and turn them away from using offensive makeup to cosplay.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Basic Makeup for Cosplayers
Demonstrate classic cosplay makeup techniques that are associated with anime characters such as creating a 'clean canvas' with foundation, dramatic eyeliner, and contouring. Show blocking out/recoloring of eyebrows if times allows. All genders encouraged.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Being Huge Poser - How to Look Good in Cosplay Photos!
Discuss lighting, settings, and posing alone and with props or a partner. Go over editing techniques and software preferences. Talk about how to take advantage of natural settings and cityscapes.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Cosplay Positivity - Love Your Body!
A discussion about cosplay, body image, and how it affects all of us. This should be a multiple-speaker panel with about half of the time allotted for questions from the audience. All genders and body types encouraged to attend.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Costume or Clothing? The Details Make the Difference!
This panel would concentrate on the little details that make a cosplay look less like a costume and more like custom clothing that one works and plays in. Discussion should include aging techniques, trimming, working with colors, etc. It would be nice to have the panelists bring examples of costumes, with a reference for audience members to compare.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Ears to You - Basic Prosthetics for Cosplay
Discussion of different prosthetic makeup appliances available to cosplayers. Talk about different materials, costs, pros and cons, how to blend prosthetics, etc. Discuss latex appliances as well as fake hair, beards, eyebrow block-out.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Pepakura - Papercraft for Cosplay! (Beginner Course)
Instructional course on how to put together accessories for cosplay using paper and glue. Include discussion of different types of folding, paper, glue, and 3D modeling software. Will make a basic piece like an arm cuff from start to finish.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Props to You - Cosplay Props and How to Make Them
The speaker would bring in several different type s of props and give a brief speech on how they were constructed. This would be a question-heavy panel so much of the content will depend on the audience, but the speaker should be able to discuss many different techniques and materials. Emphasis on making props from cheap, easy-to-obtain materials.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

The Pepakura for What Ails Ya - Paper Armor for Cosplay!
Pepakura (papercrafting) for the advanced cosplayer. This panel would be for folks who already have experience papercrafting and who are looking to use this technique to make armor and other pieces. Discuss preferred types of paper, glue, 3D modeling software, etc. Discuss drafting panels and fitting your armor. If possible, demonstrate a simple helmet design from start to finish.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Ya Gotta Have Blue Hair - Basics of Cosplay Wigs
What's a wig? How does one wear them? This panel should demonstrate basic wig anatomy, wig caps, coloring/hiding sideburns, and wig maintenance. Also discuss where to buy wigs with a range of budgets.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Change a tire!
I'm shocked at the number of people who can't change a tire, and have to call AAA for a flat! Have someone go over the "how to" of it.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

3D felting 101
Beginner tips for how to felt a 3-d object. The basics of working with a wire armature.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

DIY wet felt
Learn how to make things using wet felt

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

spinning 101
how to spin wool into yarn

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Are you a supertaster?
There are those in the world with more taste buds than the average person. There are also those who are can pick up on one of 3 bitter compounds. Then there are folks like Bill Putt who (as a self professed level 4 super taster) has more taste buds and ca 

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Ramen yummys
best noods for your buck, best ramen, udon, etc. grocery or restaurant. taste tests.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Bots You Should Look At
Twitter bots, Minecraft levels, and more -- let's talk about underappreciated computerized art that is doing really interesting things with narrative, interactivity, and language.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Gaming in your neighborhood
Local gaming groups and cons in the Michigan area.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Growing a Gaming Group
Tips and pointers on how to start up a board gaming group in your area

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Magic the Gathering
Let's play Magic! or maybe talk about Magic?

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

What We Learn From BoardGameGeek
What are the rare subgenres, the ought-to-be-reprinted, and the other oddities that come up when you analyze reviews of board games? Let's look at BoardGameGeek through the data analysis at Loaded Dice https://www.crummy.com/writing/Loaded%20Dice/ and talk about what we find.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

IRL better: Cohousing, co-ops, and intentional communities
Panelists share their experiences with socially and environmentally sustainable ways to form housing communities.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Sustainable Living
Raising bees and urban farming tips and DIY's

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Sci Fi Vehicle showdown - Land Based
Ever wonder If K.I.T.T could take the Mach 1? Think the Ecto 1 could blow the doors off the Delorean from Back to the Future? Come nominate, vote, and cheer on this years bracket style showdown. Who does the audience and panel of judges think will win this showdown? 

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Why do publishers and editors take so long?
Editors and publishers [and/or agents] explain what takes up their time before they get to read your mss. -- what you may not understand about what their jobs entail before they even get to editing. And why they can often decide about a ms. in the first five pages. How can *you* get to skip the slush pile? Well...

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Finding your Niche as a media creator/entertainer
Podcasters, photographers, youtubers, writers and other entertainers get together on a panel to talk about finding focus and a niche.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Local Film Screenings
Last year there was a screening with several local filmmakers and that would be fun to see again. Films would have to be less than 20 minutes and have Q/A afterwards.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Photo-Stories
Photographers do a "show and tell" of projects. Depending on the number of submissions and types of stories there can be several short stories told with Q/A at the end.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Taking up Photography
Photographers on a panel talking about bases of getting started in photography going beyond taking pictures on a cell phone.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Bitcoin 101
An introduction to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

Intro to Git
Software Carpentry Git training

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

NTPsec Annual F2F Meeting
Open meeting for participants in the NTPsec project (https://www.ntpsec.org) and other interested persons to meet face-to-face. We discuss the past year's progress, plan the next year's activities, and brainstorm. Details available at https://blog.ntpsec.org/2017/01/04/announce-f2f.html

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

09:00

OpenStreetMap
An OpenStreetMap meet up. OpenStreetMap is a large open data/ open source project with contributors around the world, including the Metro-Detroit area. One of the largest contributors, Telenav, even has an office down the road from the con.

Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
TBA 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075