Panels/Events from 2019, as we get closer to December 11th 2021 we'll be posting the list for 2021:
Room 203 (2nd Floor)
12:00pm – 1:00pm Ranking the MCU
With Spider-Man Far From Home officially closing out the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's time to assemble the definitive list of the top ten films from the MCU and YOU are going to help us do it!
The Loading Snacks Crew has put together a list of all 22 films in order by release. Each member of the crew will be given an opportunity to move a film to any place they wish in the ranking to start the list. Each will have an opportunity to explain their choice in position.
After that, it will be up to you, the panel attendees to add to what will become the definitive top 10.
The rules are simple. You may add a film to the top 10 in any position of your choice. This will bump any film in position below it down one spot. Or, you may swap any film already ranked in the top ten with another film in the top 10. When there are only 5 minutes left in the panel, the next person in line will make the final change, cementing our list for all time.
The panel will be live streamed across Facebook and Instagram and the final list will be posted as the Loading Snacks Ocean City Comic Con Definitive Top Ten MCU Films!
1:15pm - 2:15pm Or so the Story Goes
"Or So the Story Goes" is an award winning horror web series, utilizing teens in both the cast and crew. Each season brings to life a classic children's tale with a dark, modern twist. This season takes on "Jack and the Beanstalk," with a modern day, home invasion setting. Get a con exclusive sneak peek at the latest season and discuss the series with members of the cast and crew, concluding in a game of fairy tale trivia (with prizes)!
Or So the Story Goes brings a new terrifying tale with our newest production, Knock Knock - a home invasion horror story based on Jack and the Beanstalk by Joseph Jacobs. After the death of his father, Jack Jacobs goes to extremes to help his family find the money to keep their home. He quickly finds his burglaries come with a price when those he stole from show up unexpectedly to take back what was taken from them. The Jacobs family must then engage in a fight for their lives to survive the intruders’ sadistic games of revenge. www.orsothestorygoes.com
2:30pm - 3:30pm X Knight Film screening and Q&A
In Rockwood City the homeless are being killed and the police are powerless to stop it. One man, will rise to stop the senseless slaughter. A dark vigilante who's shrouded past is the only thing more mysterious than his incredible powers; X Knight! Join the film's creators for a q&a after the screening. Please note that this film is rated “R” and no one under the age of 17 will be admitted to the screening without a parent or guardian.
Room 204 (2nd Floor)
11:15am - 12:15pm CSI Gotham City
Why should have the Punisher (Netflix) gotten an acquittal? Why is TV's Barry Allen not a real CSI? Find out this and much more with this hands on and informative panel. Celebrated author, editor, and real life crime scene supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department Crime Laboratory John French will walk attendees through a crime scene. John will share how fingerprints, DNA, ammunition components, and more are gathered at a crime scene, and how those clues are used to solve real cases.
12:30pm - 1:30pm Be Your Own Superhero
An All-Ages panel. We may not live in a world where people fly or lift cars, but we can all discover our own super-powers and be a real super-hero! Join a fun workshop and learn about the great heroes and heroines of comics who are more popular today than ever! Learn what it takes to be a real super-hero, and design your own superhero look! Plus a look at REAL Kid Heroes and their stories!
1:45pm - 2:45pm Cosplay 101
Ever wonder how to get into cosplay and what cosplay is all about? Join Carter Cosplay and Lady J Cosplay as they teach you what cosplay is and how to get into cosplay. Cosplay is for everyone and everyone should have fun! Topics covered: What is Cosplay, How to become a Cosplayer, Cosplay Positivity, Cosplaying on a Budget and much more! There will be a Q&A Session as well!
Room 205 (2nd Floor)
12:45pm - 1:45pm Cosplay is Better with Friends: Crafting Collaborative Cosplays
Have you always wanted to cosplay with your best friend but are afraid you’ll ruin your friendship? Have you been in a group cosplay that made you want to seclude yourself to the highest peak of the tallest mountain alone? No more! We're here to help you navigate all the pesky problems you'll face when collaborating and how to come out on the other side with amazing cosplays and even better friendships! Join us as we discuss everything from designs to wigs to rhinestones and even how to take photos together. Presented by: Sara Go Bragh and Jennifer Glinzak
2:00pm - 3:00pm Lights, Camera, Action...
Join Yancy Wharton of local maker space M4 Reactor for an informative and instructive panel exploring how using lighting, animation, and visual effects can greatly enhance your cosplay and add that extra “wow” factor!
Room 215 (2nd Floor)
10:45am – 12:15pm Saber Guild: Dathomir Squad Performance & Youngling Lightsaber Training
Saber Guild performances include choreographed stage combat, using prop sabers rated for full contact. Our members practice for weeks or months for each performance to ensure that we can bring Star Wars to life for our audiences. Our show’s are high energy and fun for all ages. Our members do not spar at our shows; everything you see has been carefully rehearsed to ensure it is safe for the performers.
Youngling Lightsaber Training
Time: 20-25 minutes
Number of Participants: 20
Lightsabers for use in the class will be provided
The younglings will take their first steps into a larger world during this introductory course to Lightsabers and the Force. Saber Guild’s elite Jedi will demonstrate their skills before introducing the younglings to the Force and guiding them through the first form of Lightsaber combat: Shii-Cho. Once the younglings understand this form, the instructors will teach them how to use their lightsaber for defense, showing them basic dodges, blocks, and Force moves to protect themselves from the Empire or the First Order. The younglings might have the chance to use what they have learned against Saber Guild’s Sith. At the conclusion of this training class, we will create photo opportunities for parents including a class photo and the younglings will receive a certificate for their studies in Lightsaber training.
12:50pm – 2:35pm Super Art Fight
SUPER ART FIGHT IS THE GREATEST LIVE ART COMPETITION IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE.
Created in 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland by artists Jamie Noguchi and Nick DiFabbio, SAF has grown over the past decade into an absolutely can't miss live event, mixing elements of pro-wrestling styled storytelling and character work, live art, and improvised humor.
To date, Super Art Fight has produced hundreds of live events, including shows across the United States and into Canada; appearances at such big conventions as Otakon, Anime Expo, MAGFest, and Awesome Con; features in the pages of The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and Wired; and regular engagements at such legendary rock-and-roll venues as Baltimore's Ottobar and Washington DC's The Black Cat.
Want to see artists collide in one-on-one or tag-team action? Can they stand tall against the ridiculous topics from the crowd-sourced Wheel of Death? Are you ready to cheer your favorites on to victory?
There's only one way to get started...