Pioneer Con 2019

September 4, 2019 mpartain Blog

Pioneer Con 2019Part comic-con and part academic conference, Pioneer Con gives students, faculty, and members of the community a chance to release their inner geek.

Events include:

  • Keynote by Jon Padgett, author of The Secret of Ventriloquism
  • Student and Faculty presentations
  • SciFi & Fantasy Trivia with prizes and pizza
  • Tabletop and Video Gaming
  • Photobooth
  • Cosplay
  • Aerial Silks Demo
  • and more

We are seeking PRESENTATION PROPOSALS of the following types:  Round table: Speakers present a shared point of view and lead audience discussion. Proposals are submitted by a group.

Panel: Speakers offer individual points of view and are grouped with others discussing similar topics. Proposals are submitted on an individual basis. Presentations may address one of the following—or a topic that you propose: Horror Fiction, Weird Fiction, The Haunting of Hill House, Anime SF/Fantasy, Video Games.

Presenters receive a free t-shirt, and attendees can come and go to sessions. Although SKD is the English honor society, we welcome proposals from any discipline.

Pioneer Con 2019 TeaserTo make a proposal, send us a 100-200 word description of your topic. Tell us as much as possible about what you want to cover and whether you are an individual or a group. Remember that your presentation must fit comfortably in a 45-minute session. If you plan to have more than one presenter, provide the name of each participant. Up to five people may participate as presenters in a session.

Submit your proposal by 12 noon on Wednesday, September 25 on the Pioneer Con website: JSCC Pioneer Con Site.. The submission link is located on the home page.  We’ll make final decisions and inform selected participants through email by October 4.

Pioneer Con 2019 will be held on Thursday, October 17, in the Health Sciences Building at the Shelby-Hoover campus of Jefferson State Community College. Admission is FREE!!!

To preregister & enter to win a copy of Jon Padgett’s book, CLICK HERE and fill out the registration form on the home page by October 15. For otPioneer Con EKD Logoher details, see the JSCC Pioneer Con Site.

An interest meeting will be held September 10 @ 2:30 via “videoCONference” in:

  • CH 210 (Jefferson)
  • HSB 335 (Shelby)
  • PC 216 (Pell City)
  • CC 209 (Clanton)

Email questions to sponsor Katie Boyer (kboyer@jeffersonstate.edu).