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2015 Panel Guests

Substandard Science: Founded by a small group of friends, Substandard Science was created to unleash mediocrity unto the unsuspecting public. From this pool of ordinary, the Super Mario Super Panel was created. Since then, Substandard Science has exploded and now encompasses 10 panelists with 15+ panels at 5+ conventions a year. Join us today for Ahhh! Video Game Cartoons and Super Mario Super Panel: Red Coin District (18+). Substandard Science Demand excellence; expect adequacy.

Manly Battle Ships: The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front of the con scene. The Fleet’s arsenal offers a lot of a lot, and a little of everything! From the “stay fun” academic to over-the-top panels; high quality times are to be had under the Fleet’s banner. No matter your pleasure, there’s a Manly Battleships® event that’s right for you!

Adam Hennessy: Adam Hennessy has been running Anime Parliament at many anime conventions all across the country. In the long history of Parliament, a ton of cases have been brought forward. We’ve seen cases ranging from Mario’s use of narcotics, Link’s breaking and entering habits, not to mention the Zombie Civil Rights Movement of 2008.

Iron Horse Cinema: We are a team of passionate filmmakers based in the NJ/NY area, building a foundation for independent film to thrive in today’s industry. We pride ourselves on our ability to design, work and produce with the highest level of quality given the most economical circumstances.

2015 Panel Descriptions

AHH!!! Video Game Cartoons: From the co-creator of Super Mario Super Panel and some hobos off the street, comes a panel that delves further into the horrors that are television adaptations of video games. Join us as we watch these “classics” pulled from the bowels of history. AHH!!! Video Game cartoons is a product of Substandard Science.

Anime Parliament™ Video Game edition: Welcome to a special Video Games Only session of Anime Parliament®, the leading forum for debate in the anime multi-verse! As a fan or your chosen character, Parliament gives you the opportunity to come forward and present a case against another character, or any injustice you feel exists in any anime series. In the long history of Parliament, a ton of cases have been brought forward. We’ve seen cases ranging from Mario’s use of narcotics, Link’s breaking and entering habits, not to mention the Zombie Civil Rights Movement of 2008. Come forward, state your case, bring witnesses and remember…not everyone in the Parliament will agree with you! Be ready for a debate, because you’ll most certainly get it.

AVGC Closing Ceremonies: Thank you for coming to the 1st annual A Video Game Convention. What were the highlights? What did you like? Where did we go wrong? What would you like to see next year? Come give us your feedback as we finish the con!

From Idea to Reality: Breaking into The Video Game Industry: In From Idea to Reality: Breaking into The Video Game Industry, we will discuss starting out in gaming. How will you get started? What are the steps that must be accomplished? How will you build a game with no experience? We will answer all of it.

Game Maker Studio Workshop: Make 2D games fast and easy with Game Maker Studio. Learn how to get a game working in just minutes using the handy drag and drop system. It can also handle gamepad controls, particle effects, and shading. This is a great way to make your first game.

Gameshow Impossibru™: The Manly Battleships® GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™ series continues with a whole new level of punishment. In this version, we have the Retro Gaming Challenge! Come test your gaming skills, or just your patience, as we strive to find the most horrendously hard levels in video game history to throw out to you in a series of epic tasks! Try not to put a controller through the screen (seriously, they cost a lot!), or into the face of your mocking hosts!

How to Make Music w/ Gameboys: In this part informative, part instructional, part interactive presentation, Chipocrite will provide an overview of chiptune — a style of music in which artists repurpose and push the boundaries of old video game hardware to create new and original compositions. You’ll learn about the style’s roots, hear it in its modern context and get started learning how to make your own chiptunes using Little Sound DJ, the ubiquitous music tracker/sequencer software for the Nintendo Game Boy. At the end of the presentation, you might even have a chance to interact with LSDJ and make your own chip remix live!

How To Start A Collection As A Teenager/While In College (13+): To explain how being young doesn’t affect collecting if you go about it the right way.

Iron Horse Cinema: Join us as we screen our three part 60 minute The Last of Us fan film series, our Award winning Star Wars fan film, Uncharted fan film, as well as our Five Nights and Freddy’s – Cold Storage. Some of our cast and crew will be attending the event/screening, and we will be available for Q & A. Our Iron Horse Cinema team will have a table set up at the con displaying some of the costumes and props used for the films.

Retro Gaming in the Modern Age: Looking to get (or get back) into older games and systems but put off by aged technology and eBay? Colin explains how one can look past these obstacles and still enjoy classic gaming in 2015.

SomecallmeJohnny Q&A: A question and answer panel with Youtube guest, somecallmeJohnny.

Streaming Video Games 101: Streaming video games has become quite a popular activity over the last few years (especially through sites like Twitch and YouTube), but what’s it really all about? Surely, we didn’t learn everything there was to know from PewDiePie and a single South Park episode? Join panelist Justin (more commonly known as “JDOmnislash” online) for a look at the popular craze; from how it all began, to how you can get started on your own game stream!

Super Mario Super Panel: Red Coin District. (18+): Hey there Pizzanos! It’s the Super Mario Super Panel! Do you like mustachioed Italians, getting your childhood ruined, or jumping on people’s heads for coins? Well, this panel is for you! Join in as we play games for prizes and heckle a classic 80’s cartoon. Come see the Substandard Lou Albino and Danny Wells 18+ tribute for the final time before retirement. Super Mario Super Panel: Red Coin District is a product of Substandard Science.

The Wonderful Word of JRPGs: Japanese role playing games (also known as JRPGs) have become a staple in the gaming community. Between the larger-than-life story-telling and unique gameplay styles, it’s no wonder fans have held on to them so dearly over the years. Join Justin “JDOmnislash” as he takes you through the past, present, and future of JRPGs to come, in this panel that’s sure to delve into more than just your usual Final Fantasy titles.