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Eagle-Con 2015: Engineering the Future

Thursday, May 14, 2015 • 1-7:30 pm | Friday, May 15, 2015 • 12-5:30 pm

Welcome to Eagle-Con 2015! We will continue to build on the foundation and tradition created at last year’s event by focusing on our theme, “Engineering Science Fiction – Exploring the connection between science fiction literature, art and technology.” We will explore the art of space travel, tackle slash fiction, launch our first video game tournament, and much more. This year will also see Eagle-Con’s first cosplay Masquerade, so you definitely won’t want to miss out.

For Eagle-Con 2015, we are pleased to welcome new partner, the Costume Designers Guild, and special Guest of Honor Syd Mead!

Ticket information COMING SOON!
What is Eagle-Con? Eagle-Con is a 2-day event that brings together indie comics, superheroes, critical thinking, and an insider’s view of this highly creative industry. Nested on the campus of Cal State L.A., home of the “Golden Eagles,” Eagle-Con will explore issues of race, gender, orientation, identity, and representation in comic books while also celebrating the boundless imagination of artists and writers that turns “ordinary humans” into life-long devotees of the superhero/ine. A collaboration between Cal State L.A.’s student life (University-Student Union) and academic life (College of Arts & Letters), and with the generous support of the Art Directors Guild, Eagle-Con is a place where people of ALL shapes, sizes, hues, and fandoms can come together to learn, explore, and grow.

EAGLE-CON SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
01:00 PM - Check In/On-site Registration Begins
Eagle-Con Conference 2015 Begins
Check In/On-site Registration Begins
U-SU: 1st Floor Lobby

Marketplace Opens
U-SU Room: Los Angeles Room

Exhibit Hall Opens
Thanks to the generous support of the Art Directors Guild, Eagle-Con 2014 features an amazing display of motion picture art from several of ADG's members, who've worked on many blockbuster films over the years.
U-SU Room: Los Angeles Room
01:15 PM - Opening Remarks
Peter McAllister, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters Mimi Gramatky, President of the Art Directors Guild Salvador Perez, President of the Costume Designers Guild
U-SU Room: Los Angeles Room
01:30 PM - Panel Z
"The Car Guys"
U-SU Room: Los Angeles Room
Description: Some of the leading men of automotive design come together to discuss the coolest cars in the film industry.
02:00 PM - Card Gamer Tournament
Card Gamer Tournament
U-SU Room: Pasadena Room
Description: You bring the cards, we’ll provide the tables! Card gamers can grab some real estate during Eagle-Con and challenge their friends and newbies to any collectible card game of your choice. Visit the Card Game Room and enter the raffle for cool prizes..
02:15 PM - Panel A and B
Panel A (2:15-3:05 pm)
"In-Depth: Storm"
U-SU Room: San Gabriel Room
Description: Panelists go deep to explore the life, history, and cultural context of one of the most iconic superheroes, Ororo Munroe, bka Storm of the X-Men.

Panel B (2:15-3:05 pm)
"Black & Brown Planets"
U-SU Room: Alhambra Room
Description: From canon fodder to comic relief to full-fledge heroes, lesbian, bi, gay, and trans characters have come a long way over the years. What's next for this community? And what are the internal and external challenges these characters still face? This panel will dive into issues of identity diversity.
03:15 PM - "Super Hour"
Stop by the Marketplace in the Los Angeles Room to get a raffle ticket for your chance to win some amazing prizes!
Versus (3:15-4 pm)
Panelists: Hannibal Tabu, Moderator
U-SU Room: Pasadena Room
Description: You bring the cards, we'll provide the tables! BYO CCG is an opportunity for card gamers to grab some real estate during Eagle-Con and challenge their friends and newbies to any collectible card game of your choice. Visit BYO CCG and enter the raffle for cool prizes. Hosted by Comic City.

"Versus" (3:15-4 pm)
Panelists: Hannibal Tabu, Moderator
U-SU Room: San Gabriel Room
Description: It’s the ultimate match-up battle as we pair characters from across universes and across media to answer that age old question: who would win in a fight? Movies, comic books, live-action TV, animation – it’s all fair game and open season. The panelists will slug it out (verbally) before deciding the victors. And be sure to come with some great match-ups of your own, because yours might be picked!
04:00 PM - Raffle Winners Announced
Raffle Winners Announced
U-SU Room: Los Angeles Room
04:30 PM - Panel D and E and F
Panel D (4:30-5:20 pm)
"That’s No Moon: Engineering the Future of Space Travel"
U-SU Room: San Gabriel Room
Description: From the Imperial Death Star to the Cylon Base Ship, sci-fi characters travel through space in serious style. But how far are these ships from Science Fact? With the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises alive and well, we will take a look at what we can expect to see on the big and small screen in the near future.

Panel E (4:30-5:20 pm)
"Girls Like Boys That Like Boys: Slash in the Mainstream"
U-SU Room: Alhambra Room
Description: Fanfiction depicting romantic relationships between male characters has become the predominant form of shipping for many online fandoms, but it is created and consumed largely by women. What drives this phenomenon? Could it be considered exploitation, or is it a healthy exploration of female sexuality? These questions are examined here.

Panel F (4:30-5:20 pm)
"Social Commentary in Animated Series"
U-SU Room: Board Room South
Description: They may be 2D, but animated characters are keeping it more real than most living people. This panel explores the impact of shows like the Boondocks that have taken on the task of delivering the “hard truth” of today’s society.

05:35 PM - Day One Closing Remarks with Guests of Honor Syd Mead
Day One Closing Remarks with Guests of Honor Syd Mead
U-SU Room: Los Angeles Room
06:40 PM - Book Signing
Guest of Honor Syd Mead.
U-SU Room: Los Angeles Room
*Book purchase required
07:15 PM - Event Close
Event Close
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2014
12:00 PM - Check In/On-site Registration Begins
Check In/On-site Registration Begins
U-SU: 1st Floor Lobby

Marketplace Opens
U-SU Room: Los Angeles Room

Exhibit Hall Opens
U-SU Room: Los Angeles Room
01:00 PM - Injustice: Gods Among Us X-box Tournament
Injustice: Gods Among Us X-box Tournament
U-SU Room: The Pit
Description: It’s an epic clash as heroes face off against each other! Choose your superhero and battle your way to the top of Eagle-Con’s first ever single-elimination video game tournament. First and second place finishers take home cash prizes and more! Hosted by Cal State L.A.’s League of Legends.
01:00 PM - Panel G and H and I
Panel G (1:00-1:50 pm)
"Inside Arrow"
U-SU Room: U-SU Theatre
Description: It’s an in-depth look at the classic Green Arrow and the CW’s new interpretation of the character.

Panel H (1:00-1:50 pm)
"Costume Designers Guild Panel"
U-SU Room: Alhambra Room

Panel I (1:00-1:50 pm)
"Black Fantasy"
U-SU Room: San Gabriel Room
Description: This panel will explore the current world of fantasy media featuring black characters and geared towards a black audience.
01:00 PM - Panel J and K and L
Panel J (2:30-3:20 pm)
"How They Did It: Gravity"
U-SU Room: San Gabriel Room
Description: Presented by the Art Directors Guild, this panel explores the fascinating behind the scenes work that led to one of the most visually stunning films ever captured on film.

Panel K (2:30-3:20 pm)
"How to Be a Comic Book Artist"
U-SU Room: Alhambra Room
Description: So you want to be a comic book artist? These industry pros will share the steps to develop your craft and shift your status from “aspiring” to “professional” artist!.

Panel L (2:30-3:20 pm)
"Animation Speaks"
U-SU Room: U-SU Theatre
Description: The actors who give life to some of our favorite on-screen characters come together to talk about the ins, outs, ups, and downs of the voice acting industry.
03:30 PM - Day Two Remarks
Day Two Remarks
U-SU Room: U-SU Theatre
04:00 PM - Eagle-Con Masquerade
Eagle-Con Masquerade
U-SU Plaza
05:30 PM - Event Close
Eagle-Con Conference 2014 close.

Syd MeadArt Exhibit

April 24, 2015 - May 15, 2015
Art exhibit featuring the work of Eagle-Con Guest of Honor Syd Mead and the Costume Designers Guild
Cal State L.A. Fine Arts Gallery


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