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Thursday, July 10
 

3:00pm

Early Registration
Thursday July 10, 2014 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Discovery Hall
 
Friday, July 11
 

10:00am

Registration
Friday July 11, 2014 10:00am - 10:00pm
Discovery Hall

1:00pm

Welcome to DashCon
Welcome to DashCon: Rules, tips, and things to live by at DashCon!

Friday July 11, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Schaumburg West

1:00pm

Dealer's Room / Artist Alley
Friday July 11, 2014 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Schaumburg East

1:00pm

Tabletop and Video Game Room
Friday July 11, 2014 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Utopia D

1:00pm

1:00pm

Quiet Room / Charity / Silent Auction
Need a quiet place to get away from the crowds? No problem!

Want to donate to help raise funds for Random Acts? This is the place!

Want to bid on autographs or other items? A silent auction can be found within! 

Friday July 11, 2014 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Innovation

2:00pm

Con Rules, Safety, & Etiquette
Con Rules, Safety, & Etiquette: Want to be a considerate and prepared con-goer? Learn how to make the most of your DashCon experience.

Friday July 11, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Schaumburg West

3:00pm

A Day in the Life at Hogwarts
Spend an hour learning what it truly means to be a student at the most esteemed Wizarding School in the world!

Friday July 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg B

3:00pm

Name That Anime
Name That Anime: Bar-trivia-style game where clips of various animes are shown and groups of attendees guess where each clip is from.

Friday July 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg D

3:00pm

The Many Lives of Sherlock Holmes
The Many Lives of Sherlock Holmes: A look back through the various incarnations of Holmes through the years, as well as his Watsons. From ACD to Granada, RDJ to BBC, and Elementary to House MD. What has remained, and what has changed.

Friday July 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Utopia A&B

3:00pm

Welcome to Storybrook
Welcome to Storybrook: The integration of classic fairy tale characters in the modern world, and through the show Once Upon a Time.

Friday July 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg A

3:00pm

What's the Deal with Beacon Hills?
What's the Deal with Beacon Hills: A group discussion of the writing, cinematography, and general amazing-ness of Teen Wolf.

Friday July 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Utopia C

3:00pm

How Digital Art Changed the World
How Digital Art Changed the World - As art goes digital, the concept of an 'original' is being lost. Whereas the uniqueness of owning an original, physical piece was what once bolstered its value, that is often no longer the case. Now, the art world must adapt to this change, reassess what dictates value, and restructure how art is displayed. Will galleries and museums have to install hi-def screens in their frames? Or are Tumblr, Deviant Art, and other such websites slowly becoming the museums of our modern era?

Friday July 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nirvana A

3:00pm

LGBTQA Support
LGBTQA Support: Awareness, Education, and Resources. Here, we’ll have a safe environment to talk about definitions, personal connotations, and how sexuality is seen in today’s changing society.

Friday July 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Schaumburg West

4:00pm

How Genetics Really Work
How Genetics Really Work: Ever read a book and cringed at how the author poorly described the arrangement of your beautiful chromosomes? Well we’re going to explain how they work...the right way. Join us for some good ol’ fashion learnin’, and you’ll leave with the proper knowledge of how genetics actually work!

Friday July 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Utopia C

4:00pm

Photography 101
As technology advances, it gets even more complicated, but the techniques needed to take good photographs is timeless. Come and learn them!

Friday July 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Schaumburg D

4:00pm

#NewToTolkien
#NewToTolkien: We’re looking for everyone to share in an adventure! Just getting into the lands of Middle Earth? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a history of the books, information on fansites, and testimonies for how Tolkien has shaped lives.

Friday July 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Schaumburg C

4:00pm

Ask An Avenger
Ask an Avengers: Ask the avengers questions you’ve been dying to know! Maybe you’ll find out what actually happened in Budapest. In-character question and answer panel with Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, and Thor.

Friday July 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Nirvana B&C

4:00pm

Disney Singalong
Disney Singalong: Exactly what the title implies! Singalong to your favourite Disney Songs. All voices are welcome, don’t be shy!

Friday July 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Utopia A&B

4:00pm

Welcome to Night Vale Meet & Greet ID Check
Lottery Winners: Gather here to check in prior to the Meet & Greet. Private Event. 

ROOM OTHERWISE CLOSED

Friday July 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Nirvana A

4:00pm

Classic Tabletop for Beginners
Classic Table Top for Beginners: Learning character sheets, races, and stats rolling! All the basics you need to be an awesome player.

Friday July 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Schaumburg B

4:00pm

Cult Classics
Cult Classics: Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and all your other favourite cult classics. How they impacted the world with their fan made weekend shows, themed parties, and all other things!

Friday July 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Schaumburg A

4:00pm

Baker Street Babes
Fighting Nazis in a Fedora: the Proud History of Sherlockian AUs from Rathbone to Tunalock

We plan to start off with fun and games, but the podcast itself will focus on Sherlockian AUs and the fact that they've existed pretty much forever. We will discuss how classic film AUs like the Basil Rathbone films are both similar to and different from modern AUs like Sherlock itself and all the ever-evolving ones we dream up on Tumblr. Our panel will be a celebration of the Holmesian AU and how it's developed over the years.

Friday July 11, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Schaumburg West

5:00pm

Odd Fanfiction Through the Ages (18+)
Odd Fanfiction Through the Ages (18+): Ever stumble upon a fanfiction that makes your jaw drop and your eyes widen? And not in the ‘oh wow, that’s hot’ way? Yeah, so have we. Talk about all those fanfictions you’ve discovered that made your brain go wonky.

Friday July 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Schaumburg A

5:00pm

Poetry 101
Poetry 101:An open workshop that will help newcomers and advanced alike in effort to improve their poetry and inspire!

Friday July 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Schaumburg B

5:00pm

Disney vs. Dreamworks
Disney vs Dreamworks: Discussion of the pros and cons, popular works, and content changes of various American animation studios over the years.

Friday July 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Schaumburg D

5:00pm

Hidden Treasures: Video Games You've Never Played
Hidden Treasures: Video Games You’ve Never Played: Join us as we go through classic titles that didn’t necessarily hit it big but are still worth remembering!

Friday July 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Nirvana B&C

5:00pm

Steampunk and Shadow Hunters
A discussion on the presence of steampunk technology in The Infernal Devices, and why everyone thinks Cassie Clare included the aspects within her novels.

Friday July 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Schaumburg C

5:00pm

Welcome to Night Vale Meet & Greet
WTNV Meet and Greet: Come and meet the minds behind Welcome to Night Vale, and snap a photo while you're there! THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT FOR LOTTERY WINNERS ONLY.

Friday July 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Nirvana A

5:00pm

The Tumblr Pantheon
The Tumblr Pantheon: Always see those familiar faces on your dash? We all know you love Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Misha Collins. Don’t deny it. Enjoy an entire panel dedicated to the famous actors and actresses that rule your tumblr dash!

Friday July 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Utopia A&B

5:00pm

Changing the World
Discover places and websites that teach you how to make a difference in the world! Tools and ways to help make the world a better place.

Friday July 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Utopia C

6:00pm

6:00pm

Defense Against the Dark Arts
A Secret meeting of Dumbledore’s Army open to all who want to learn how to defend themselves. With spells and demonstrations, all young witches and wizards will want to come.

Friday July 11, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Nirvana B&C

6:00pm

Don't Panic!
Don’t Panic!: And Bring A Towel! Always have a towel, you never know when you’ll need one. A guide to..the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

Friday July 11, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Schaumburg A

6:00pm

YouTube Livestreams
Video livestream with the YouTubers you love!

Friday July 11, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Schaumburg D

6:00pm

Time Crash Q&A
A fabulous Q and A session with the amazing Time Crash!

Friday July 11, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Utopia A&B

6:00pm

Mental Health Support
Awareness. Education. Acceptance. Ask questions or add input, this panel is here to help. Hosted by Dr. Clara Kim, child and adolescent psychiatrist. http://www.clarakimmd.com/

Friday July 11, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Utopia C

6:00pm

Strong Female Characters and Where to Find Them
Strong Female Characters and Where to Find Them: Tired of damsels in distress who constantly need to be saved? Come explore the world of strong femme fatales and other female archetypes!

Friday July 11, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Nirvana A

6:00pm

Costume Contest
A competitive event with a strong focus on craftsmanship and accuracy. We also have a selection of performances by cosplayers throughout the show. All ages can enter, and costumes from all sources are welcome- films, games, television, comics, anime, bands, and even original designs.

Friday July 11, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Schaumburg West

7:00pm

NaNoWriMo and Original Fiction
NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month! One of the most interesting and unorthodox ways to write a novel. With a goal of 50,000 words in 30 days each November, the event presents an amazing opportunity, as well as some rather unique challenges. This panel will discuss those challenges, along with the other challenges inherent to all original fiction -- world building, character development, plotting, and all the rest.

Friday July 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Utopia A&B

7:00pm

Video Making 101
Video Making 101: We will discuss the ins and outs of video production using the easiest and most accessible tools. The panel will cover all of the steps in the process, from an idea to a finished product.

Friday July 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Schaumburg D

7:00pm

Weird Science
We live in a wacky universe and we could spend years talking about it, but all we’ve got is an hour. Join us for an action packed look at how silly our world is.

Friday July 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Schaumburg C

7:00pm

Fandom and Transformative Works
A discussion about fans coming together to create and express themselves and how to take that to the next level. The people behind 'A Finger Slip' talk about how to successfully take a piece of fanfic and transition it into a full web series through the outlet of crowd funding.

Friday July 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Nirvana B&C

7:00pm

No Chick Flick Moments
No Chick Flick Moments - Discussion of the psychological and sociological influences that influence your favourite Team Free Will and other perfect Supernatural characters.

Friday July 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Nirvana A

7:00pm

Not So Creepy Pasta with Cheese
Not So Creepy Pasta with Cheese: Hyper realistic blood on an NES game!? ? 90's childhood suicide.avi ….Wait WHAT!? Yup.exe, lets comedically read and dissect the cliched creepypasta stories which take a complete turn away from creepy.

Friday July 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Schaumburg A

7:00pm

Depression and Anxiety Tools & Support
Depression and Anxiety Tools and Support: Tips, tricks, and tools from the experts on managing anxiety attacks, fending off depression, and what to do if you find yourself in a bind. Hosted by Dr. Clara Kim, child and adolescent psychiatrist. http://www.clarakimmd.com/

Friday July 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Utopia C

7:00pm

Cara McGee's Fandom Tea Party
Cara McGee Tea Party: Come and enjoy some awesome food and fabulous Adagio Blends by Cara McGee! Ticketed event.

Friday July 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Schaumburg B

8:00pm

Horror Movies (18+)
Horror Movies (18+): Comparisons of your favourite horror movies, villains, and gruesome scenes! Talk about the differences between now and the golden horror days, western and eastern films! 

Friday July 11, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Schaumburg A

8:00pm

Defined Lines (18+)
Defined Lines (18+): This panel will take an in depth look at rape culture in modern society, including how to identify those even subtle instances and why the social climate surrounding rape culture is problematic. There will also be frank discussion of common victim blaming scenarios, the fallacy of many current cultural paradigms, and the stigma that our society has attached to victims of any and all types of sexual assaults. Please beware: Panel could be triggering for some.

Friday July 11, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Nirvana A

8:00pm

Video Editing 101
Video Editing 101: Gotten everything together for your videos, but they’re just too long? Learn how to make them short, sweet, and to the point!

Friday July 11, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Schaumburg D

8:00pm

Let Me Ask You About Homestuck
A Q&A panel with your favourite Homestuck characters!

Friday July 11, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Utopia A&B

8:00pm

The Hub: A Torchwood Panel
Dedicated to the fabulous John Barr--I mean, the fabulous show, Torchwood! Show, character, plot, and all sorts of show talk.

Friday July 11, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Schaumburg C

8:00pm

Greener Living
Greener Living: Eco-conscious decisions that aid in a better living environment for everyone. Mother Nature will thank you!

Friday July 11, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Utopia C

8:00pm

Whose Line Is It Tumblr? (18+)
Whose Line Is It Tumblr? (18+): A fun improv game based on the popular show: Whose Line is it Anyway!

Friday July 11, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Nirvana B&C

9:00pm

Westeros Is Where It's At (18+)
Westeros Is Where It's At (18+): Winter is coming...or maybe it’s not, not yet. I guess it depends on when you read this. GAME OF THRONES! Talk about your favourite dragons, badass women, equally badass men, or thieving little yeahs...We promise we won’t Ned Stark you.

Friday July 11, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Nirvana A

9:00pm

Whose Act Is It Anyway? (18+)
Whose Act Is It Anyway? (18+): A mixture of Whose Line is It Anyway and Homestuck! Audience members get to participate in a variety of improv games, even in character acts!

Friday July 11, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Utopia A&B

9:00pm

Video Game Plots
Video Game Plots: A How-To on writing fantastic video game plots, and plenty of great character development and backstories!

Friday July 11, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Schaumburg D

9:00pm

Bandoms!
A panel dedicated to the 'groupie' part of Tumblr. This is all of it, the gifs and song lyrics and crying over how much the lead singer changed your life. Join us in Bandomland.

Friday July 11, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Utopia C

9:00pm

DashProm
Enjoy an amazing night with fellow tumblrites! Dancing, having fun, and enjoying yourselves. Just remember to follow the dress code!

Friday July 11, 2014 9:00pm - Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00am
Schaumburg West

9:00pm

Open Writing and Drawing Hours
Open Writing and Drawing Hours - An open area for you and your friends to come with sketch books, tablets, and all other things to aid in your creativity! A space for everyone to just come and relax while doing what you love the most.

Friday July 11, 2014 9:00pm - Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00am
Schaumburg B

9:00pm

Welcome to Night Vale Listening Party
Welcome to Night Vale Listening Party - Don't know about Night Vale? COME LISTEN. THE CLOUD HATH COMMANDED IT!

Friday July 11, 2014 9:00pm - Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00am
Schaumburg A

10:00pm

Dramatic Fanfic Readings (18+)
Dramatic Fanfic Readings (18+): Dramatic readings of fanfictions good, bad, and ugly! Come and laugh your booty off!

Friday July 11, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00am
Nirvana B&C

10:00pm

Night Blogging with (some of) the Admins: The Panel (18+)
Tumblr After Dark (18+): You hear the rumbling in the distance, is it the Australians? No, it’s the nightbloggers and NSFW blogs. Run, run for your life

Friday July 11, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00am
Utopia A&B

11:00pm

Can U Knot?: Exploring the Omegaverse (18+)
Can U Knot: Exploring the Omegaverse (18+): A growing subset within fandoms! Topics such as gender roles, gendered language, and the six gender system will be discussed among many other topics.

Friday July 11, 2014 11:00pm - Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00am
Utopia C

11:00pm

Repo! The Genetic Opera (18+)
Repo! The Genetic Panel (18+): Like Repo! The Genetic Opera? So do we. Come discuss!

Friday July 11, 2014 11:00pm - Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00am
Schaumburg C

11:00pm

Stage Combat Demo and Q&A
Stage Combat Demo and Q&A: Two SAFD Certified Actor Combatants show off their skills and answer your questions.

Friday July 11, 2014 11:00pm - Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00am
Nirvana A

11:00pm

Whose Game Is It Anyway?
Whose Game Is It?: This is a panel for those who listen to every conversation in a video game, and love it. Test your knowledge of characters and their one liners!

Friday July 11, 2014 11:00pm - Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00am
Schaumburg D
 
Saturday, July 12
 

9:00am

Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics: Have a random sewing machine sitting in the corner and always wondered how to use it? Want to start making your own cosplays? Well this is the place to start! The basics for sewing! Needles, thread, fabric, everything you need to know to get you started!

Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Nirvana A

9:00am

Evolution of Evil in Doctor Who
Evolution of Evil In Doctor Who:A look at the enemies that the Doctor has faced over the last 50 years, and how they have evolved to keep up with the present day!

Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Utopia C

9:00am

Trek Tech
Trek Tech: How the technology featured throughout Star Trek series has inspired and influenced what we use today.

Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Schaumburg D

9:00am

Dumbledore's Army Meeting
In today’s meeting of Dumbledore’s Army, you’ll learn how to cast spells online and in your community to defeat the Dark Arts in our world. This lesson is being hosted by guest wizards, the Harry Potter Alliance, and will feature an advanced N.E.W.T. tutorial on how to start your own Dumbledore’s Army.

Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Schaumburg B

9:00am

Crazy Idea Workshop presents Novice Magic
Crazy Idea Workshop presents Novus Magic: Our application allows people to use their smartphone as a magic wand to cast spells on other players in an augmented persistent world! Come check out our debut mobile application, Novus Magic, at our panel and booth! We will also be selling latex and foam boffer weapons at our booth! Follow us on twitter @crazyideaworks, #NovusMagic, and on facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/crazyideaworkshop!

Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Nirvana B&C

9:00am

Origins of Steampunk
Origins of Steampunk: The beginnings of a revolution! Learn where Steampunk originated, where it came from, and how it stormed the rest of the world!

Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Schaumburg C

9:00am

Shakespeare: A Discussion
Shakespeare, a Discussion: Come and chat with a Shakespeare expert on the words, ways, and wisdom of The Bard.

Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Schaumburg A

9:00am

LGBTQ&A
LGBTQ&A: Got questions about the spectrum? We've got answers!

Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Schaumburg West

9:00am

Lolita Meet Up and Fashion Show
Grab your frills and lace and come show off your stuff. The lolita fashion show is where those who dress in the lolita fashion can show off outfits, accesories, and other lolita centric things.

Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Utopia A&B

9:00am

Tabletop and Video Game Room
Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 6:00pm
Utopia D

9:00am

Book Exchange & Blind Date With a Book
Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 8:00pm
Imagination

9:00am

Dealer's Room / Artist Alley
Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 8:00pm
Schaumburg East

9:00am

Quiet Room / Charity / Silent Auction
Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 9:00pm
Innovation

9:00am

Registration
Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00am - 9:00pm
Discovery Hall

10:00am

The Great Camelot Quiz
The Great Camelot Quiz: A quiz show to test the audience’s knowledge of Merlin and general Arthurian Legend. Come out and show how much of a scholar you are!

Saturday July 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg C

10:00am

Cosplay 101
Cosplay 101: An introduction for those who want to cosplay but don't know where to start. This panel will cover the basics as well as answer audience questions.

Saturday July 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg D

10:00am

Prosthetics
Prosthetics: Want to learn about cosplay and makeup prosthetics? This is the place for you. Come and learn neat tips and tricks to help improve your costumes!

Saturday July 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Utopia C

10:00am

AUs, Crossovers, and Why We Love Them
AUs, Crossovers, and Why We Love Them: Explore alternate universes within the Teen Wolf fandoms and more. Discuss validity, characterization exploration, appeal, and developed themes within the vast genre.

Saturday July 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Nirvana B&C

10:00am

SuperWhoLock Hunt Packet Pick Up
SuperWhoLock Hunt Packet Pick Up: This is an all day event! The action begins for all people signed up for the Hunt! Find more details here: 

http://dashcon.tumblr.com/tagged/superwholock-hunt

and here: 

http://superwholockhunt.tumblr.com/

ALL SUPERWHOLOCK HUNT TEAMS MUST ATTEND & BE REGISTERED IN ADVANCE

Saturday July 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg B

10:00am

Fashion Appreciation
Fashion Appreciation: For those in love with fashion week, Alexander McQueen, Rad Hourani, Jean Paul Gaultier, and others. Oogle over their amazing designs and runway fashions.

Saturday July 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Nirvana A

10:00am

Korean Dramas
Korean Dramas: Discussions of your favourite Korean Dramas and characters!

Saturday July 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg A

10:00am

Con Rules, Safety, & Etiquette (Take 2)
Con Rules, Safety, & Etiquette (Take 2): Didn’t catch us last time? Make sure you’re prepared to have a great time, while being an absolute peach.

Saturday July 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg West

11:00am

Proper British Quiz Show
Proper British Quiz Show: Your very own in house British quiz show! Audience members participate in a fun-filled hour and a half of quirky humour and awesome questions!

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Schaumburg C

11:00am

Makeup Techniques
Have unsightly blemishes that you just cannot seem to cover? How about what kind of toner to use on your skin? Come here to learn about how to improve your everyday makeup routine.

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Schaumburg D

11:00am

OOC: The Panel
OOC: The Panel: Roleplaying on tumblr! Where to start, discussions about Original Characters and Canons, going over roleplaying terms and acronyms, plus much more.

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nirvana B&C

11:00am

Podcasting and Podficcing
Wondering about this growing community? We’ll discuss equipment, reading techniques, Audacity hints/shortcuts, websites to upload on/download from, podbooks, and cover art.

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nirvana A

11:00am

Hay There Brony!
Hay There Brony!: Have you ever wondered what makes a little girl's show so appealing to people who are NOT little girls? What has caused this almost cult-like following of the show? Hay There Brony is going to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The history, the following, and the controversy.

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Utopia C

11:00am

Marvel vs. DC
Comparing the movies, history, and AU’s of your favourite superheroes and heroines.

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Schaumburg A

11:00am

Welcome to Night Vale Live Reading ID Check
Lottery Winners & Reserved Seat Owners: Gather here to be checked in prior to the WTNV Live Reading.

ROOM OTHERWISE CLOSED

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Schaumburg West

11:00am

Making Tea with Cara McGee
Making Tea with Cara McGee: Come and meet with tea whisperer and amazing artist Cara McGee! She'll be talking about making your own blends and the rising popularity of custom blend teas.

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Utopia A&B

11:00am

Independent Authors Panel and Book Fair
Independent Authors Panel and Book Fair: Meet independent authors and discuss their road to publication, and pick up some AMAZING books along the way!

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
Schaumburg B

11:00am

Quidditch
Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Adventure Hall

12:00pm

Fandom Karaoke
Fandom Karaoke: Exactly what it sounds like! Whether you're sobbing through Carry On My Wayward Son or Doo-Wee-Oo'ing along with the Doctor Who theme tune, come singalong with your favorite fandom songs!

Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Utopia A&B

12:00pm

Hetalia Jeapordy
Hetalia Jeopardy: The infamous game show but with Hetalia! The show, characters, the history, and everything else you can think of! Prizes will be given.

Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg C

12:00pm

GIF Making 101
GIF Making 101: No matter how you pronounce it, we all love GIFS. Come learn how to make some moving muggle pictures.

Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg D

12:00pm

RP: Original Character Creation
RP: Original Character Creation - This panel will show you how to create your own original character, the common misconceptions and cool tricks to help you further develop your writing skills.

Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nirvana B&C

12:00pm

World Building
World Building: A panel on the subject of creating a setting for your novel, game, film, television series, or roleplay continuity. The panel will emphasize fantasy and science-fiction world building, but the tenants of creating a universe for your project are applicable to all forms of fiction. Will discuss basics such as establishing geography, culture, and rules of your fantastical elements as well as more intricate subjects as the politics and economics of your fictional realm. The panel will showcase strong and poor world building in popular art and fiction and include a question and answer segment at the end to discuss the subject with the panelists.

Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nirvana A

12:00pm

Big Damn Heroes
Big Damn Heroes: An in depth look at Firefly, also known as The Series That Ended Too Soon

Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Utopia C

12:00pm

Welcome to Night Vale Live Reading
Welcome to Night Vale Live Reading: Live and in action the cast and crew of Welcome to Night Vale will be performing a show.

Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg West

12:00pm

I Swear I'm Not A Murderer: Strange Google Searches
I Swear I’m Not A Murderer: Strange Google Searches - Ever pulled up your internet browser to see that your last search was only to find “best knives for killing people” or “poisons that kill slowly and painfully”? You’re not alone; you’re just a writer or artist.

Saturday July 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg A

1:00pm

Fandom Cake Decorating
Fandom Cake Decorating: Learn to decorate cakes fandom-style from someone who actually does it.

Saturday July 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Nirvana A

1:00pm

Screenplay Struggles
Screenplay Struggles: Some of us don’t generally think of the complications that come with creating brilliant movies and television shows, but here you will learn of the struggles screenwriters go through to portray movements, expressions, actions, and dialog to viewers to make an amazing piece of awesome.

Saturday July 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Schaumburg C

1:00pm

Percy Jackson: The Man, The Myth, The Messed Up Family Hijinks
Percy Jackson: The Man, The Myths, & Messed Up Family Hijinks: The origins of Gods, Demigods, Monsters, and other creatures from the Percy Jackson series.

Saturday July 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Schaumburg A

1:00pm

The Lemon is in Play
The Lemon is in Play: Are you addicted to the comedy radio series that features the amazing Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, and John Finnemore? Good, because so are we. Spend an hour with people who share the same addiction.

Saturday July 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Nirvana B&C

1:00pm

Whedonverse
Whedonverse: Do you love Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Angel? Firefly? Serenity? Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog? The Avengers? Then you must recognize the name Joss Whedon. Of course you do, because you love him. Everything you could want and more...we can’t guarantee Joss though.

Saturday July 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Utopia A&B

1:00pm

The Language of Tumblr
The Language of Tumblr: Swiggity Swanel, What’s in this panel?! Your favourite asdfgdfgh to speak! Or write...whichever you prefer. Although if you can speak ‘keyboard smash’, we will be pretty impressed.

Saturday July 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Schaumburg D

1:00pm

Doug Jones Q&A
Doug Jones Q&A: Doug Jones, esteemed actor and all around amazing person will be answering questions and providing commentary about his impressive acting career! Works Include: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Teen Wolf, Falling Skies, Hocus Pocus, Fantastic 4: Ride of the Silver Surfer, Pan's Labyrinth, and more!

Saturday July 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Schaumburg West

1:00pm

Gendering the Hero: The Hero Quest vs. The Husband Quest
Gendering the Hero: The Hero Quest vs. The Husband Quest: Explore the differences between how the monomyth is gendered between male and female heroes

Saturday July 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Utopia C

1:00pm

Fanfic Roundtable
Fanfiction Roundtable and Collab Session: Gather round, gather round! We are the Knights of the hokey pokey! Sit around and write your best fanfictions with others who enjoy to do the same. See who can come up with the best name for a wing ding dizzle...I dare you.

Saturday July 12, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Schaumburg B

2:00pm

Agents of SHIELD: Level 1
Agents of SHIELD: Level 1: Become an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Random convention goers, or those who sign up, will be trained as a new recruit to be a part of S.H.I.E.L.D through LARP-style training.

Saturday July 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Nirvana A

2:00pm

Hunting 101
Hunting 101: Diving into Bobby’s hunters journal, discuss with others the methods for hunting things that go bump in the night, and real life evidence of the creatures featured in Supernatural.

Saturday July 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Utopia C

2:00pm

Hateful Anons and Beyond: How to Deal With Bullies
How to Deal With Bullies: Everyone has been bullied in their life at one point or another, this is where we teach you the proper ways to deal and help with others whom have been bullied as well.

Saturday July 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Schaumburg D

2:00pm

Analyzing the Odinsons
Analyzing the Odinson's: An in-depth analysis of both Thor and Loki from Marvel Cinematic Universe, and of their relationship with each other and their parents. We will look at all contextual clues to examine Loki and Thor's relationship prior to the events of Thor, and how those influenced both brothers. We will also examine how Odin has influenced both men and their actions throughout the movies. Information from Thor 2 will be added once the film is released.

Saturday July 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Nirvana B&C

2:00pm

Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan - This is either going to be an in character ask panel, or the funniest SNK/AOT discussion panel you have ever been to.

Saturday July 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Schaumburg A

2:00pm

Miyazaki Movies & Games
Miyazaki Movies and Games - A panel to discuss the works of the great filmmaker.

Saturday July 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Schaumburg C

2:00pm

Featured Artists Panel
Featured Artist Panel - DashCon’s very own featured Artists! Ask their inspirations, their favorites, and everything else in between.

Saturday July 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Schaumburg West

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:30pm

Humans vs Zombies
Saturday July 12, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Adventure Hall

2:30pm

Doug Jones Meet & Greet
Doug Jones Meet and Greet: Come and meet with the esteemed actor and snap a quick pic! He'll be signing autographs and answering a few questions too!

Saturday July 12, 2014 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Utopia A&B

3:00pm

Feminism in Modern Times
Feminism in Modern Times: A discussion about the amazing people who front Feminism and their advance toward equality, the way it affects everyone today, how you can help in a positive way, and everything else you want to know.

Saturday July 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Utopia C

3:00pm

You're Demon Hunting In ... Stilettos?
You’re Demon Hunting in… Stilettos? - Discuss the sexualization of demon hunting attire, the motives behind the changes, and what it means for the characters within The Mortal Instruments series.

Saturday July 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nirvana B&C

3:00pm

Braaaaiiinns
Braaaaiiinns: Who doesn’t need a panel all about zombies?

Saturday July 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nirvana A

4:00pm

Healthy Living
Healthy Living: Beginning a healthy lifestyle can be hard, with not knowing where to start, where to find healthy items, expenses, and plenty more. Learn how to begin, and continue your new healthy life with the information provided!

Saturday July 12, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Utopia C

4:00pm

British Men With ... Cheekbones
British Men with...CHEEKBONES: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, David Tennant...we all know how addicted you are to those faces and those impeccable cheekbones. Fangirl with others over how much you can’t live without those, and others, beautiful faces.

Saturday July 12, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Nirvana B&C

4:00pm

Novus Magic Demo
Saturday July 12, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Adventure Hall

4:00pm

Pacific Rim Viewing Party
Saturday July 12, 2014 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Nirvana A

5:00pm

Poetry Open Mic
Poetry Open Mic - Share your original works, or spoken word presentations of pieces from other poets that resonate with you in front, with those who are like minded and interested in hearing some amazing pieces of work. All are welcome!

Saturday July 12, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Nirvana B&C

5:00pm

Starfleet Fashion
Starfleet Fashion: Command, Engineering, and Science! Discussion on each series changed uniforms, and rank insignias.

Saturday July 12, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Nirvana A

5:00pm

Homoerotic Subtext
Homoerotic Subtext - From Supernatural to Sherlock, Harry Potter to Teen Wolf, every fandom has it! Destiel, Johnlock, Drarry, and Sterek. You have a fandom, we can find you one, you’re very own gay pairing! The discussion of how each fandom undoubtedly has some homoerotic subtext, and how much we cannot get enough of it.

Saturday July 12, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Utopia C

6:00pm

SuperWhoLock Hunt Closing Ceremony
SuperWhoLock Hunt Closing Ceremony: Come find out whodunnit... and why and how! Also, find out if your team won!

Saturday July 12, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Nirvana B&C

6:00pm

Gotta Catch 'Em All!
Gotta Catch ‘Em All! - POKEMON! Discussion of the popular Nintendo franchise and childhood [and adulthood] obsession!

Saturday July 12, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Utopia C

7:00pm

The Rise of Deadpool (18+)
The Rise of Deadpool (18+): Your favourite vigilante used to be stuffed in the back of Marvel T-shirts, and now he’s moved on up to the front! Find out why he’s so awesome, and how he’s so awesome.

Saturday July 12, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Nirvana A

7:00pm

Otome Games
Otome: Who needs okcupid when you can play one of these? Catering to both male and female players, Otome games are fun and cute to play for everyone!

Saturday July 12, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Nirvana B&C

8:00pm

Hannibal: Where Did We Come From? (18+)
Hannibal: Where Did We Come From? (18+): The surprising uproar on tumblr from the Fannibals was a shock to just about everyone, but where did they come from? Find out here.

Saturday July 12, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Nirvana A

9:00pm

Time Crash Concert
Requires Ticket; Sold Out.

Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Utopia ABC&D

9:00pm

Such Karaoke. Very Sing. Wow.
Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00pm - Sunday July 13, 2014 12:00am
Nirvana A

9:00pm

Ultimate Werewolf and Slash
Come play with us!

Saturday July 12, 2014 9:00pm - Sunday July 13, 2014 2:00am
Adventure Hall

11:00pm

BDSM 101
BDSM 101: A panel to discuss the truth of BDSM and to clear up the misconceptions set forth by popular fiction and a fear of the unknown. 18+

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday July 13, 2014 12:00am
Utopia C

11:00pm

Shipping 101
Shipping 101: OTP? BroTP? NOTP? OT3? Your basics...and not so basics on all things shipping! 18+

Saturday July 12, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday July 13, 2014 1:00am
Utopia A&B

12:00am

Sherlock Fandom: We did WHAT?
Sherlock Fandom: We Did WHAT?: A glimpse into the craziness that has always embodied the Sherlockians, whether you were forcing ACD to resurrect your hero, or drawing John having intimate relations with a tuna in a scarf. A no holds barred panel, be prepared for anything and everything. 18+

Sunday July 13, 2014 12:00am - 1:00am
Utopia C
 
Sunday, July 13
 

9:00am

Getting into Character
Getting Into Character: A panel that gives tips, hints and ideas on how to present yourself as your character be it voice, actions or posing. To provide a new level of fun when in cosplay.

Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Utopia C

9:00am

Instagram Obsessed
How much does a hipster weigh? An instagram. For more cute puns, and a world of beautiful pictures, become Instagram Obsessed.

Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Schaumburg D

9:00am

How To Write Circular Gallifreyan
How to Write Circular Gallifreyan: A step-by-step tutorial on how to write everyone’s favourite elusive language!

Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Schaumburg B

9:00am

Men of Letters
Men of Letters: Delving into the theological, mythological, religion, and philosophy behind Supernatural’s storyline.

Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Nirvana A

9:00am

Mythology of Merlin
Mythology of Merlin: The mythological elements or Merlin, and how they correspond to the original Arthurian legend, along with the roots of said elements!

Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Schaumburg West

9:00am

The Fabulous Women of Modern Pop
The Fabulous Women of Modern Pop: Learn about lovely ladies like Lana Del Rey, Marina and the Diamonds, Florence and the Machine, and more!

Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Schaumburg C

9:00am

Registration
Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Discovery Hall

9:00am

Yoga
Morning Yoga: Start off your busy day with a relaxing yoga session to easy the mind, body, and soul before adventuring into the amazing chaos of DashCon.

Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg A

9:00am

Tabletop and Video Game Room
Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Utopia D

9:00am

9:00am

Dealer's Room / Artist Alley
Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Schaumburg East

9:00am

Quiet Room / Charity / Silent Auction
Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation

10:00am

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog Singalong
Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog Singalong: No, seriously, come singalong with a showing of Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog.

Sunday July 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Nirvana B&C

10:00am

Armor and Prop Building
Armor and Prop Building: A how-to on building your own armor and props

Sunday July 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg B

10:00am

Hair Care and Appreciation
Hair Appreciation and Care: Learn how to make your flowing locks even better and healthier, while also going over amazing cuts and styles. Hey, maybe you’ll go home with a new do in mind!

Sunday July 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg D

10:00am

Hetalia Viewing Party
Hetalia Viewing Party: Come watch Hetalia with your friends or maybe make some new ones!

Sunday July 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Utopia A&B

10:00am

The Philosophy of Doctor Who
The Philosophy of Doctor Who: The discussion of the ideology behind Doctor Who, and the ideas it presents as applied to modern day!

Sunday July 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg West

10:00am

Book to Movie Adaptations
Book to Movie Adaptations: Ever read a book and then went to see the movie adaptation and almost ripped your hair out? Ever seen a movie and then bought the book and read it and almost ripped your hair out? We know the feels. Talk about those feels here with other feelsy people, discuss how angry certain adaptations made you feel, admire those you thought were well done. Talk about ALL the books and movies!

Sunday July 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Utopia C

10:00am

It's A Man's Board, But There Ain't Nothing Like A Woman
It's a Man's Board, But There Ain't Nothing Like a Woman: Vanina Walsh, award winning surfer and model, talks about what it's like to be female in the male dominated world of surfing.

Sunday July 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Nirvana A

10:00am

Time Crash Meet & Greet
Time Crash Meet & Greet: So, the concert is over, and you have a new favourite band. Now what? Come meet them!

Sunday July 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Schaumburg C

11:00am

Making Memories: A Make And Take Project
Making Memories: A make-and-take momento project! Take home a piece of your experience at DashCon, and show it off to everyone!

Sunday July 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Schaumburg B

11:00am

Tolkein Trivia
We’re looking for everyone to share in an adventure! Just getting into the lands of Middle Earth? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a history of the books, information on fansites, and testimonies for how Tolkien has shaped lives.

Sunday July 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Schaumburg D

11:00am

Quidditch Training Camp
Quidditch Training Camp: Be your own Oliver Wood! Or maybe even your own Harry Potter? Pick a person, any person! Enjoy an obstacle course set up like a mini quidditch course. Friendly snitch seeking, Chasing, and beating(not the violent kind of course!), along with keeping score and broom handling!

Sunday July 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Schaumburg A

11:00am

Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons
Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons: In-character crossover panel with your favourites; Jack Frost, Merida, Rapunzel, and Hiccup!

Sunday July 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nirvana B&C

11:00am

Women of Westeros
George R.R. Martin's A  Song of Ice and Fire book series, and the TV series Game of Thrones, feature a number of prominent female characters who have inspired both ferocious devotion and a lot of hate in the fandom. This panel will consider these characters both within the context of Westeros itself, and the debates generated in fandom about feminism and fantasy literature.

Sunday July 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Utopia C

11:00am

AU Where We Planned Ahead This Time
AU; Where We Planned This Ahead of Time: A procrastinator’s look into how tumblr, and the internet in general, can be a contributing factor to long-past-due assignments, but also an inspiration to finish projects in a condensed time span.

Sunday July 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Schaumburg C

11:00am

The World of Online Comics
The World of Online Comics: A panel about your favourite web comics! Share with others the beauties you’ve stumbled upon over your lifetime, while learning of strangers favourites! Talk about the best of the best within the hour and you’ll come out with an entire new list of web comics to keep you entertained!

Sunday July 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Utopia A&B

11:00am

Welcome to Night Vale Q&A ID Check
Lottery Winners & Reserved Seat Owners: Gather here to be checked in prior to the WTNV Q&A.

ROOM OTHERWISE CLOSED

Sunday July 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Schaumburg West

11:00am

Gender in Marketing
Gender in Marketing: Unnecessarily gendered products and how gender socialization is used in mainstream advertising.

Sunday July 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nirvana A

12:00pm

Guess that Musical!
Guess That Musical: A fun game panel for all you musical lovers! See if you can figure out which duet it is from the song clip! Or possibly the musical from costuming! Possibilities are endless with this panel with video clips, song clips, images, and more to guess from!

Sunday July 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Utopia C

12:00pm

Period Dance
Period Dance: Learn various simple period themed dances that would belong within the age of Merlin!

Sunday July 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg A

12:00pm

Cosplay Makeup
Wanna know how to make your face eternally smooth for photos? How about fake brusies, cuts, and scars? What about how to use body paint effectively? This is a panel that teaches you multitude on techniques as well as demonstrates them.

Sunday July 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg D

12:00pm

Who What When: Trek Edition
Boldly go where no man has gone before! Except all the crew of the USS Enterprise and Starfleet...Discussion on how each universe and timeline fit together as well as events and recurring themes.

Sunday July 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg C

12:00pm

This Is Not A Night Vale Panel. Do Not Attend This Panel.
This is Not a Night Vale Panel. Do Not Attend This Panel. - The makers of Welcome to Night Vale will not be answering your questions. They will not attend this panel. Stare. Stare at the blank wall.

Sunday July 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg West

12:00pm

Sexuality in Genre TV
Sexuality in Genre TV: A frank discussion of how genre TV portrays sexuality -- the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Sunday July 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Utopia A&B

1:00pm

A Fond Farewell
Admin Q&A, and Feedback: Ask your DashCon admins everything you want to know! From why they decided to start and become a part of DashCon, to what their Hogwarts house is, to what their favourite ice cream flavour is! We’ll be nice, we promise. Come say goodbye to DashCon by letting us know how much fun you had!

Sunday July 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Schaumburg West