Calling for Pioneer Con Presentations

August 21, 2017 dbobo Blog

Pioneer Con ImageCalling on all members of the Jeff State community to support Pioneer Con on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building of the Shelby-Hoover Campus. Pioneer Con is our homage to Comic Con, and it’s a chance to indulge your love of science fiction and fantasy in support of this year’s theme, “Seeking Freedom.”

In advance of the event, please consider submitting a proposal for roundtable presentations on any aspect of the theme, for instance, but not limited to:

Time Travel in Popular Culture                                    SF/Fantasy Video Games

Harry Potter: The Gateway Drug to Literacy          The Hero’s Journey in SF/Fantasy

Cult Fandoms                                                                    Introduction to Anime

Tips for Successful Cosplay                                           Best and Worst Film Re-Makes

Students are especially encouraged to present papers, form discussion panels, or serve as panelists, and proposals should be submitted by noon on September 25 to Jamie King, Proposals will be reviewed and participants notified via email by September 29.  Student and faculty presenters will join our keynote presenter, author and illustrator Brian Parker, in this celebration of imagination, so make plans to attend. Admission is free.

Pre-registration and a schedule are available at the Sigma Kappa Delta’s chapter website.