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DAY 1: TAMPA

January 19, 2017

11:00am-3:00pm: Passenger Boarding

Port Tampa Bay

3:00pm-4:00pm: Compulsory Guest Assembly Drill

5:00pm: Ship Leaves Port

4:00pm-3:00am: Movie Marathon: Marvel, Phase 1

Cinema
Swing by our 40-person movie theater to experience the beginnings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Movies will include: Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger & The Avengers. We skipped The Incredible Hulk, because it's just not that great.

4:00pm-12:00am: The Game Room presented by Armada Games

Windjammer Café
Enjoy a challenging variety of games, hosted by Armada Games. They’ll have everything you need to play a quick session or an extended campaign. See game schedule later in this program.

4:15pm-5:15pm: The Walking Dead Panel

Pool Deck
What does it to take to survive AMC’s The Walking Dead? We talk to series actors Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel Stokes), Lew Temple (Axel) and Madison Lintz (Sophia Peletier) about their harrowing experiences filming the highest-rated show on television. Hosted by Alexander Zalben.

5:30pm-6:30pm: Guardians of the Galaxy Panel

Pool Deck
Meet the talented team behind the upcoming Marvel Studios release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Taking the stage will be Sean Gunn (Kraglin) and Michael Rooker (Yondu). They will discuss the creative process behind one of the most anticipated films of 2017. Hosted by Seth Everett.

6:00pm-8:00pm: Solo Travelers Mixer

King & Country Pub
Are you traveling solo? Come meet your fellow adventurers in the King & Country Pub for drinks and conversation. Start your Fan2Sea vacation right by making some new friends! Hosted by Ryan Glitch of Sci-Fi Speed Dating.

6:30pm-7:30pm: Sail Away Party w/ DJ Elliot

Pool Deck
Enjoy a cocktail on the house and wave goodbye to real life! Join your fellow Fan2Sea passengers for drinks and music by the nerdtastic DJ Elliot.

7:30pm-9:00pm: The Walking Dead/Guardians of the Galaxy Photo Opportunity*

Minstrel Dining Room
Guests will have the opportunity to meet The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy panelists and have their picture taken with them. Ticket required; limited availability.

8:00pm-2:00am: Monster Channel Theater

Conference Center
Hosted by Monster Channel TV, the Monster Channel Theater presents classic and not-so-classic horror movies, forgotten television shows, short films, bizarro civil defense and safety films, movie trailers, and music videos of interest to fans of horror and associated genres.

8:00pm-9:45pm: Pub Quiz: Spaceships

King & Country Pub
How well do you know your classic spaceships? Show off your knowledge of warp cores, nacelles and hyperdrive motivators to take home the crown while enjoying our traditional British pub.

8:00pm-11:00pm: Karaoke

Colony Club
Come sing your heart out, or just enjoy the dulcet tones/warblings of your fellow passengers while grabbing a drink at one of the Colony Club’s two bars.

9:00pm-12:00am: Zombie Pool Party w/ The Flux Capacitors

Pool Deck
Get reanimated with the Flux Capacitors! Party on our pool deck and throw back a zombie or two. Come in costume, or get your zombie bites from our on-board makeup artists.

10:00pm-11:45am: Pub Quiz: Indiana Jones

King & Country Pub
Eric Zala (Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made) hosts this quiz about everybody’s favorite globe-trotting archaeologist. 

11:00pm-1:00am: Cult Movie: Miami Connection

Colony Club
Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice.

DAY 2: KEY WEST

January 20, 2017

11:00am-4:00pm: Key West

11:15am-12:15pm: Frank Miller VIP Experience*

Sin City Casino
Join Frank Miller and his Dark Knight III collaborators (Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert & Klaus Janson) for an intimate private panel in the Sin City Casino, followed by a Q&A and an autograph signing session. Lithograph and comic book for signing included with your ticket! Limited availability; ticket required.

12:00pm-1:30am: Movie Marathon: Marvel, Phase 2

Cinema
Swing by our 40-person movie theater to experience the second chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Movies will include: Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron & Ant-Man.

12:00pm-12:00am: The Game Room presented by Armada Games

Windjammer Café

1:30pm-2:30pm: Frank Miller & Dark Knight III Autograph Opportunity*

Minstrel Dining Room
Guests will have the opportunity to meet the Frank Miller and his Dark Knight team for autographs. Ticket required; limited availability.

2:00pm-3:00pm: Comic Book Club: Gail Simone

Colony Club
Join award-winning comics creator Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Red Sonja) at our Comic Book Club stage for an hour-long discussion and Q&A about her life and career.

2:30pm-3:30pm: Frank Miller & Dark Knight III Panel

Pool Deck
Comic book legend Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City, 300) will make a special appearance on the Fan2Sea stage. Miller’s ground-breaking work on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns changed the face of comics forever and redefined Batman for a new generation. Known for his intense, hard-boiled storytelling and gritty noir aesthetic, Frank Miller is one of the most influential artists in the industry today. He’ll be joined by his Dark Knight III: The Master Race collaborators Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson.

3:00pm-4:00pm: Comic Book Club: Frank Tieri

Conference Center
Prolific comic book writer Frank Tieri (Iron Man, Wolverine, Weapon X) will swing by the the Comic Book Club stage for an opinionated discussion of his work and the industry in general.

3:00pm-6:00pm: Artist Alley

StarQuest Disco
Come by Artist Alley to meet your favorite comic book artists & writers!
Appearing: Adam Kubert, Chrissie Zullo, Chris Uminga, Joyce Chin & Creees Hyunsung Lee.

3:30pm-5:30pm: Afternoon Pool Party w/ DJ Elliot

Pool Deck
Kick back by the pool while DJ Elliot spins a groovalicious mix of vintage 70’s tunes and galactic funk in honor of Guardians of the Galaxy. Dance-off bro.

3:30pm-4:50pm: Master Class: Laura Martin 1

Conference Center
Laura Martin teaches this class on the use of color to support story. She’ll also delve into color theory as a tool to develop palettes and further the creative expression of the story.

3:30pm-4:30pm: Podcast: Hall of Justice

Centrum
Meanwhile.... at the Hall of Justice. This is a unique podcast with a Super Hero/Sci-Fi topic flare, but with a certain level of maturity. Seth Everett hosts, and the general idea is if you are old enough to know exactly what the Hall of Justice is, then you are the exact demographic this show is looking for. With special guests.

4:00pm-5:30pm: Sci-Fi Speed Dating*

Minstrel Dining Room
There’s somebody for everyone! Held daily, Sci-Fi Speed Dating is the casual, no-pressure way to find somebody special. Ticket required.

4:00pm-5:00pm: Comic Book Club: Mark Waid

Colony Club
Sit down with legendary writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come, Princess Leia) for a wide-ranging discussion and Q&A about his 30+ years in the industry. Come prepared with questions.

4:30pm-5:30pm: Introduction to Cosplay Makeup

Centrum
Great makeup can make or break a costume! Jenna Morin (Face Candy SFX) is a professional makeup artist who has worked on film, television and events for over a decade. She’ll share tips on how to create the looks that’ll take your cosplay to a whole other level.

4:30pm-5:30pm: Cosplay Life Drawing

King & Country Pub
Bring your sketchbook and your drawing skills – our talented cosplayers will provide the dramatic superhero poses!

4:50pm-6:10pm: Master Class: Reilly Brown

Conference Center
Fan-favorite Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man, Lobo) teaches this class on the art of acting in comics. He’ll explore the various ways the artist can express personality through poses, expression and framing.

5:00pm-6:00pm: Comic Book Club: Jennifer Heddle

Colony Club
Jennifer Heddle, senior editor of fiction for kids, teens and adults at Lucasfilm, will join Comic Book Club on stage for a chat about life, literature and Star Wars – not necessarily in that order.

5:15pm-6:15pm: Harley Quinn Panel

Pacifica Theater
Join fan-favorite creators Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti as they discuss America’s favorite anti-heroine, Harley Quinn! They’ll discuss her evolving role in the DC universe, how they develop those gonzo story arcs, and what’s in her future. Hosted by Brent Chittenden.

6:20pm-7:40pm: Master Class: Adam Kubert

Conference Center
Comics veteran Adam Kubert (X-Men, Fantastic Four, Superman) will share lessons learned from his multivarious career in the industry, with a particular focus on conveying sequential stories.

6:30pm-7:30pm: Live Reading: Curse Words #1

Pacifica Theater
Experience an exclusive live performance of Fan2Sea guest Charles Soule and Ryan Browne’s Curse Words! An all-star cast will act out the dramatic script about a wizard named Wizord uses his powers in modern-day New York to help people. But is he who he says he is?

6:30pm-7:30pm: Podcast: Star Wars Minute

Colony Club
Alex Robinson & Pete the Retailer host this comedic podcast in which each episode is devoted to a single minute of the Star Wars films. With special guests.

7:00pm-8:45pm: Pub Quiz: Batman

King & Country Pub
Holy stumpers, Batman! Grab your sidekicks and sharpen those detective skills – you’ll need them to answer these devilishly difficult trivia questions about the Caped Crusader. Hosted by the world’s foremost Batmanologist, Chris Sims.

7:30pm-8:30pm: The Joy of Monsters

Pacifica Theater
Monsters! Who doesn’t love monsters? Monster aficionados Art Adams, Joyce Chin & Adam Kubert appear together on stage with Joe Sena of Monster Channel TV to discuss their love for kaiju, dinosaurs, humanoids, dragons, zombies, cosmic Lovecraftian entities and other nightmares.

7:30pm-9:30pm: Documentary Screening: Back in Time

Colony Club
This documentary explores the production, impact, and legacy of the Back to the Future film series, and includes interviews with Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, as well as fans of the franchise. Hosted by the Flux Capacitors.

8:00pm-10:00pm: Pool Deck Screening: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Pool Deck
Catch this adventure classic by the pool while sipping cocktails inspired by the film! Introduced by Eric Zala of Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.

8:00pm-2:00am: Monster Channel Theater

Conference Center

8:00pm-10:00pm: The Great Escape Room: On The Run*

Windjammer Café
Go on a ship-wide hunt to find clues, solve puzzles and complete your quest! Hosted by The Great Escape Room, the nation’s premier escape room company, this experience will have you scouring the ship from stem to stern, testing your mental limits the entire way! Work together with your teammates and crack the code – are you up to the challenge? Ticket required.

9:00pm-10:00pm: Batman: Legends of the Caped Crusader Panel

Pacifica Theater
Award-winning creators Scott Snyder & Tim Sale have created some of the greatest Batman stories in recent memory, including The Court of Owls, Death of the Family, The Long Halloween, and Haunted Knight. This panel will delve into the long-running appeal of the World’s Greatest Detective and the continued relevance of Gotham City to our national psyche. Hosted by Chris Sims, the world’s foremost Batmanologist.

9:00pm-1:00am: Cosplay Ball

Centrum
If you’re into costumes and cosplay, this is the place to see and be seen! We’re throwing the biggest cosplay party on the high seas in our dramatic 5-story Centrum. Put on your most elaborate outfit and dance the night away to live music by the always amazing Flux Capacitors. Hosted by Fan2Sea cosplay ambassadors Danica Rockwood, Kristen Lanae and Kristen Hughey.

9:00pm-10:45pm: Pub Quiz: Star Wars

King & Country Pub
Do you know your Ishi Tib from your Neimoidian? Your YT-1300 from your T-65? Use your powers for knowledge and defense while drinking in our very own cantina, the King & Country Pub. Hosted by Star Wars Minute.

10:00pm-12:00am: Cult Movie: The Visitor

Colony Club
John Huston stars as an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl, and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Multi-dimensional warfare, pre-adolescent profanity and brutal avian attacks combine to transport the viewer to a state unlike anything they’ve experienced...somewhere between Hell and the darkest reaches of outer space. Gonzo 70s Italian weirdness ne plus ultra.

11:00pm-12:00am: After Hours War Stories

King & Country Pub
Join a rogue’s gallery of comic book talent at the King & Country Pub to share raw stories from the industry and the convention circuit. Beer will flow and so will the tales in this raucous, informal session.

12:00am-2:00am: Cult Movie: Pink Flamingos

King & Country Pub
Sleaze queen Divine lives in a caravan with her mad hippie son Crackers and her 250-pound mother Mama Edie, trying to rest quietly on their laurels as ‘the filthiest people alive’. But competition is brewing in the form of Connie and Raymond Marble, who sell heroin to schoolchildren and kidnap and impregnate female hitchhikers, selling the babies to lesbian couples. Hosted by Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner.

12:00am-1:30am: Nerdlesque All-Stars

Colony Club
It’s just after midnight, and time for the nerdiest, naughtiest burlesque revue you’ve ever seen! Internationally renowned nerdlesque superstars Stella Chuu, Nasty Canasta, Lefty Lucy and Mary Cyn will perform their signature burlesque pop culture parodies of comic books, video games, and more. 18+.

DAY 3: COZUMEL

January 21, 2017

10:00am-11:00am: Indie Creators Panel

Centrum
We all have a creative spark inside us – how do you ignite the fire? Come see our panel of indie creators and hear how they went from fans to creators – and how you can too. Featuring Eric Zala (Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation), Brian Stillman (Plastic Galaxy), Ryan Silverberg (The Flux Capacitors), and Alex Robinson & Pete the Retailer (Star Wars Minute).

10:00am-11:20am: Master Class: Laura Martin 2

Conference Center
Laura Martin teaches this class on the use of color to support story. She’ll also delve into color theory as a tool to develop palettes and further the creative expression of the story.

10:00am-1:00pm: Artist Alley

StarQuest Disco
Come by Artist Alley to meet your favorite comic book artists & writers!
Appearing: Clay Mann, Tim Sale, Mark Brooks, Art Adams, Chris Sims & Creees Hyunsung Lee.

11:00am-12:00pm: Podcast: Hall of Justice

Centrum

11:30am-12:50pm: Master Class: Amanda Conner

Conference Center
Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn, Vampirella) is known for her dramatic and authentic depictions of characters and their emotions. Attendees will learn about the role expressions play in telling a narrative story, and ways to manipulate facial subtleties in order to achieve the desired effect.

12:00pm-12:00am: The Game Room presented by Armada Games

Windjammer Café

1:00pm-12:00am: Cozumel

5:00pm-3:00am: Movie Marathon: Lord of the Rings

Cinema
Peter Jackson’s original Lord of the Rings trilogy masterfully adapts J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy classic. Come see them all (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, Return of the King) in one long exhausting session.

6:00pm-7:00pm: Stranger Things Panel

Pool Deck
The cast of the smash hit Stranger Things reunites onstage! Join Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), David Harbour (Sheriff Hopper), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Shannon Purser (Barb), Randy Havens (Mr. Clarke), Catherine Dyer (Agent Connie Frazier) and art director Bill Davis as they reveal behind-the-scenes secrets and on-set stories from the show. Hosted by Alexander Zalben.

6:00pm-7:00pm: Podcast: Sailor Business

Colony Club
Chris Sims hosts this humorous podcast about the classic 90s anime series, Sailor Moon. Each show does a deep dive into one episode at a time. Along the way, Sailor Business tries to figure out what the Sailor Senshi’s powers are, whether Luna should have a British accent, and just what is going on with Mamoru’s purple pants. With special guests.

6:00pm-9:00pm: Artist Alley

StarQuest Disco
Come by Artist Alley to meet your favorite comic book artists & writers!
Appearing: Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, Phil Noto & Creees Hyunsung Lee.

7:00pm-8:45pm: Pub Quiz: Transformers

King & Country Pub
Do you dabble in Diaclone? Do you traffic in Takara? Then stop by our pub to show off your Cybertronian knowledge with our Transformers pub quiz. Hosted by Martin Pierro of Cosmic Times.

7:00pm-8:30pm: Stranger Things Photo Opportunity*

Minstrel Dining Room
Guests will have the opportunity to meet the Stranger Things panelists and have their picture taken with them. Ticket required; limited availability.

7:00pm-8:00pm: Podcast: Star Wars Minute

King & Country Pub

7:30pm-8:30pm: Stranger Things Production Design

Pacifica Theater
Stranger Things art director Bill Davis will present this fascinating look behind-the-scenes at the smash Netflix series. As art director, he was responsible for recreating that iconic 1980s look. He’ll reveal original concept sketches and show how they evolved into the sets built for production. Q&A to follow. Hosted by Quint from Ain’t It Cool News.

8:00pm-10:00pm: Pool Deck Screening: The Goonies

Pool Deck
A gang of misfit kids and their families are about to be evicted from their neighborhood, because it’s slated to be turned into a golf course — unless enough money can be raised to stop the development. When the leader of the gang, Mikey, stumbles across an old map leading to the hidden fortune of a pirate named One-Eyed Willy, the Goonies head out on one last adventure to find the treasure and save the day.

8:00pm-2:00am: Monster Channel Theater

Conference Center

8:00pm-10:00pm: The Great Escape Room: On The Run*

Windjammer Café

8:00pm-12:00am: Documentary Screening: Raiders!

Colony Club
Eric Zala hosts this very special screening. First, watch the documentary about Eric & his friends as they set out to make a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark back in the 1980s – and finally complete their quest 25 years later. Then, watch the full-length adaptation itself! This presentation will also include a Q&A, so bring your questions.

9:00pm-10:30pm: Sci-Fi Speed Dating*

Minstrel Dining Room

9:00pm-10:30pm: Nerdlesque 101

Pacifica Theater
Have you ever wanted to thrill audiences with an amazing nerdlesque performance? Our nerdlesque superstars will teach you the basics of contructing an act for the stage. Come dressed to move.

9:00pm-11:00pm: Cards Against Humanity: Writer’s Edition

King & Country Pub
Swing by our pub for an irreverent session of Cards Against Humanity! Your favorite comic book writers will be on hand to write new and horrible things on blank cards for exhibition play.

10:00pm-2:00am: 80s Party w/ DJ Eliot

StarQuest Disco
Celebrate the 1980s world of Stranger Things with our massive party! Upstairs in the panoramic StarQuest Disco, DJ Elliot will be blasting the biggest hits of the decade. Face Candy SFX will be on hand for radical makeovers.

11:00pm-12:00am: Live Reading: The Pro

King & Country Pub
Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti will host this raucous live reading of their foul-mouthed classic The Pro – with an audience participation twist. A parody of mainstream superhero comics, The Pro tells the story of a prostitute given superpowers.

12:00am-2:00am: Cult Movie: Roar

Colony Club
An unprecedented–and wholly unpredictable–action-adventure, Roar follows wildlife preservationist Hank (Noel Marshall) who lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of over 100 untamed animals on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive (real-life wife Tippi Hedren, step-daughter Melanie Griffith, and sons John and Jerry Marshall) for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between the lions erupts and threatens their very lives.

DAY 4: At Sea

January 22, 2017

10:00am-11:20am: Master Class: Chrissie Zullo & Chris Uminga

Conference Center
Chrissie Zullo (Vampirella, Betty & Veronica) & Chris Uminga (DC Comics, Marvel, Lucas Arts) have succeeded by creating styles all their own. In this class, they’ll reveal the process they went through to define their singular visions and encourage students to explore doing the same.

10:00am-2:00am: Movie Marathon: Cult Classics

Cinema
We’ll be showing some of funniest, weirdest and grossest films of all time! Catch an old favorite or discover a lost gem. Check Cinema for movie schedule.

11:00am-12:00pm: Marvel Star Wars Panel

Pacifica Theater
Star Wars is back! In 2015, Marvel relaunched the Star Wars comics line, and the universe hasn’t been the same since. Panelists Mark Waid, Phil Noto, Laura Martin, Clay Mann, Charles Soule and Mark Brooks will discuss what it’s like to create the galaxy far, far away. Hosted by Jennifer Heddle, senior editor at Lucasfilm.

11:00am-12:00pm: Cosplay 101 Panel

Centrum
Have you ever wanted to get into the exciting world of cosplay, but didn’t know where to begin? Let our cosplay ambassadors be your guide! Kristen Hughey, Kristen Lanae, Danica Rockwood and David Love will give you the lay of the land and provide tips on how to get started.

11:30am-12:50pm: Master Class: Joyce Chin

Conference Center
Cover artist Joyce Chin (Thor, X-Men, Wolverine) has long harbored a love of horror comics. In this terrifying lecture, she’ll discuss the fine art of drawing the unspeakable.

12:00pm-12:00am: The Game Room presented by Armada Games

Windjammer Café

12:00pm-1:00pm: Costumed Combat Panel

Centrum
Ever wanted to swing a sword like Zorro...while dressed like Zorro? Ready to take your first step into a larger world as a lightsaber wielding Jedi? This physically fun panel covers everything from what theatrical combat is, where and when you can use it, how to pursue a career in it and how to incorporate it into your daily life and hobbies. Hosted by TJ & Mary McDonnell.

12:00pm-3:00pm: Artist Alley

StarQuest Disco
Come by Artist Alley to meet your favorite comic book artists & writers!
Appearing: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri & Creees Hyunsung Lee.

12:30pm-1:30pm: Comic Book Club: Creator-Owned Comics

Colony Club
Creator-driven comics allow their artists and writers to express ideas that are wholly their own. Creators Scott Snyder, Charles Soule and Alex Robinson will discuss how creating for themselves differs from working for an established title. Q&A to follow.

12:30pm-1:30pm: Deadpool Panel

Pacifica Theater
We’ll be talking about everybody’s favorite anti-hero, the merc with a mouth – Deadpool! Creators Gail Simone, Reilly Brown, Mark Brooks, Chris Sims and Scott Koblish gather on stage to talk about what makes this wise-cracking, fourth-wall-breaking, good-at-being-bad guy tick. Hosted by Emily Whitten of ComicMix.com.

1:00pm-4:00pm: Cosplay Pool Party

Pool Deck
Come by the pool for the craziest cosplay party of them all! Hosted by our Fan2Sea cosplay ambassadors, there will be bikinis, cocktails and music provided by the amazing Flux Capacitors. The highlight of the party will be the cosplay contest, with over $1500 in prizes to be awarded.

1:00pm-2:20pm: Master Class: Charles Soule & Scott Snyder

Conference Center
Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, Wytches) & Charles Soule (Star Wars, Daredevil, Curse Words) often send each other their scripts to review. In this class, they’ll perform live critiques of each other’s work and highlight the different ways they approach story.

1:30pm-2:30pm: Comic Book Club: Art Adams

Colony Club
Superstar comics creator Art Adams (X-Men, Monkeyman and O’Brien, Longshot) will sit down at our Comic Book Club stage for an in-depth discussion and Q&A. Ask him all your burning monster, dinosaur & Gumby questions here, or forever hold your peace.

2:00pm-3:00pm: The Business of Collecting

Centrum
Steve Borock (CBCS Comics) hosts this panel on the business side of the collecting hobby. He’ll be joined in conversation by Bill Cox (ComicArtFans.com) and Jay Katz (InvestComics.com). Discussion with Q&A to follow.

2:00pm-3:45pm: Pub Quiz: Video Games

King & Country Pub
Whether you’re an 8-bit player from back in the day or an arcade junkie, you’ll find questions here to challenge your gamer cred. Don’t get pwned.

2:30pm-3:50pm: Master Class: Alex Robinson

Conference Center
Famed indie comics creator Alex Robinson (Box Office Poison, Our Expanding Universe) is known for his complex characters and intricate plots. In this class, he’ll show how he breaks a story and creates satisfying character arcs that matter.

2:30pm-3:30pm: Comic Book Club: Tim Sale

Colony Club
Eisner-award-winning artist Tim Sale has created some of the most memorable Batman and Superman stories of all time. He’ll discuss his life, art and career in an intimate interview, followed by a Q&A.

3:00pm-4:00pm: Podcast: Hall of Justice

Centrum

3:00pm-6:00pm: Artist Alley

StarQuest Disco
Come by Artist Alley to meet your favorite comic book artists & writers!
Appearing: Reilly Brown, Scott Koblish, Gail Simone, Laura Martin & Creees Hyunsung Lee.

3:30pm-4:30pm: Cover Art Panel

Pacifica Theater
With the onslaught of variant covers, comic book cover art has evolved into an artform all its own. Join cover art experts Joyce Chin, Art Adams, Clay Mann, Mark Brooks and Phil Noto for a discussion about what makes a cover truly sing. Hosted by Brent Chittenden.

3:30pm-4:30pm: Comic Book Club: Scott Snyder

Colony Club
Scott Snyder recently finished a legendary run on Batman. In this in-depth interview, he’ll discuss the caped crusader, his new work and what’s next.

4:00pm-5:30pm: Sci-Fi Speed Dating*

Minstrel Dining Room

4:00pm-5:20pm: Master Class: Jimmy Palmiotti & Frank Tieri

Conference Center
Creators Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, The Pro) and Frank Tieri (Iron Man, Wolverine) know that coming up with an idea isn’t always easy – but there are methods and tricks one can use. Here, they’ll discuss the techniques that work for them, as well as lead a series of exercises to get the creative juices flowing.

4:00pm-5:00pm: Cosplay Life Drawing

King & Country Pub

5:00pm-6:45pm: Pub Quiz: Comics

King & Country Pub
Okay, you say. I know everything there is to know about comics. But you’re on a ship, surrounded by comics enthusiasts. Can you fend them all off to claim the mantle of the ultimate comics fan? Test your mettle with this comics-focused pub quiz.

5:00pm-6:00pm: Independent Comics

Colony Club
Martin Pierro (Cosmic Times) hosts this informative presentation about the independent comic book industry, with a focus on helping young artists break into the business.

5:30pm-6:50pm: Master Class: Mark Waid

Conference Center
Industry legend Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman) has long been an advocate for digital comics. In this class, he’ll discuss how digital affects writing, and how to create successful stories for the screen.

6:00pm-7:00pm: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons

Colony Club
Director Brian Stillman (Plastic Galaxy) is working on a new documentary about the spectacular fantasy art of Dungeons & Dragons. In this exclusive presentation, he’ll reveal clips of his work-in-progress film and discuss what makes this genre of art so memorable.

6:00pm-10:00pm: Wayne Foundation Black Tie Dinner

Minstrel Dining Room
Put on your finest duds and fanciest gowns and enjoy a traditional cruise ship formal night before dancing the night away at our Black Tie Gala.

7:00pm-8:20pm: Master Class: Mark Brooks

Conference Center
Mark Brooks (Star Wars, Deadpool) is known for his ability to draw strong, powerful women. In this class, he’ll explore the art of drawing the female form in comics.

7:00pm-8:45pm: Pub Quiz: Sci-Fi & Horror Films

King & Country Pub
Maybe you can name every movie Jamie Lee Curtis has been in. Or rattle off every Star Wars knockoff known to man. But can you do it in a pub? Or will the name of Jason’s 14th victim elude you? Bring your trivia-addled brain to this pub quiz and take home the title of ultimate movie buff.

7:00pm-8:00pm: Podcast: Star Wars Minute

Colony Club

8:00pm-12:00am: Pool Deck Double Feature: Jaws & Piranha

Pool Deck
While we’re at sea, catch two of the best underwater creature features – Jaws & Piranha! Enjoy themed cocktails while you lounge on the pool deck (or in the pool, if you dare!) and take in the films on our 20’ movie screen! Hosted by Quint from Ain’t It Cool News.

8:00pm-10:00pm: The Great Escape Room: On The Run*

Windjammer Café

8:00pm-10:00pm: Documentary Screening: Plastic Galaxy

Colony Club
When Star Wars landed in theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared...unless you had all the toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, Plastic Galaxy looks at the toys’ history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today. Screening followed by Q&A with director Brian Stillman.

8:00pm-12:00am: Karaoke

StarQuest Disco

8:30pm-2:30am: Monster Channel Theater

Conference Center

9:00pm-1:00am: Wayne Foundation Black Tie Gala

Centrum
After dinner, attend the Wayne Foundation Black Tie Gala in the glamourous five-story Centrum! Rub elbows with your fellow fancy guests and dance the night way to the Gotham-friendly sounds of DJ Elliot.

9:00pm-2:00am: Movie Screening: The Cornetto Trilogy

King & Country Pub
See Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy the way it was meant to be seen – in a pub!

Shaun of the Dead (2004) dir. Edgar Wright
There comes a day in every man’s life when he has to get off the couch...and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it’s up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal Ed (Nick Frost) to save their friends and family from becoming the next entrée.

Hot Fuzz (2007) dir. Edgar Wright
Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner (Nick Frost). While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.

The World’s End (2013) dir. Edgar Wright
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on reaching the final pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s.

10:30pm-12:00am: Nerdlesque All-Stars

The Colony Club

Schedule updated 1.11.17


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JANUARY 19 - 23, 2017