Sy-Con 2017

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Band in a Horcrux

Friday night concert

7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Main Lobby.  All Ages.

Band in a Horcrux CoverBand in a Horcrux is a Wizard jazz duo, inspired by the Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling.

Join Rob & Amanda (your friendly neighborhood Hufflepuffs) for a fun concert you won't soon forget! Listed as one of MTV's "17 Harry Potter Bands That Would Put The Weird Sisters To Shame" - the premier wizard jazz duo will have you singing and dancing along to their original hit tunes, "I Broke My Wand... Again", "My Jobberknoll Is Dead", "Accio Sanity" and more!

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The Museum of Interesting Things

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Children's Room.  All Ages.

Museum of Interesting Things DisplayThe Museum of Interesting Things is a traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions that goes to schools and events inspiring innovation and creativity in kids and adults. We bring back tinkering. Like a circus... just no elephants!

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Wayne Gladstone

10:00 - 10:45 AM in the Theater.  Ages 13+.

Wayne Gladstone is the author of the Internet Apocalypse Trilogy for Thomas Dunne books. He was a founding columnist for Cracked.com He is also the creator and star of the Hate by Numbers online video series. His writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Comedy Central's Indecision and in the collections You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News and The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes. He lives in New York.

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Green Screen

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Main Lobby.  All Ages.

Don Bush Photography will be providing Green Screen Photography with props. Stop by, choose a backdrop and take some fun photos to hang on your wall. Prints will be available immediately!

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Clive Young

11:00 - 11:45 AM & 12:00 - 12:30 PM in the Theater.  All Ages.

Clive YoungClive Young is an author/lecturer covering the crossroads between high tech and popular culture. While he has covered the music industry for 20 years at Pro Sound News where he is managing editor, he has also written for MTV, VH1, American Songwriter, Music Business International, Wine Enthusiast and other outlets. His latest book, Homemade Hollywood, covers the history of amateur genre filmmaking, and received rave reviews from Total Film, the Times Literary Supplement and others, including New York Times bestselling novelist Cory Doctorow, who called it “real treasure, an inspiration.” In addition to guest lecturing at dozens of universities, libraries, museums and conventions across the US, Young has appeared in numerous documentaries as a fan culture expert and has been a guest on radio shows around the world.

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501st Legion Star Wars Costume Group: Empire City Garrison

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Main Lobby.  All Ages.

Empire City GarrisonThe 501st Legion is an all-volunteer worldwide organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. We are known for representing bad guy characters like Stormtroopers, Clone Troopers, Bounty Hunters, and Sith Lords, in the most accurate way possible. We are officially recognized by Disney / Lucas Film as their preferred costuming group. The Empire City Garrison is the local New York chapter of the 501st Legion.

 

Check out their websites: 501st Legion (International Site) or Empire City Garrison (NY Chapter).

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David Gallaher

12:00 - 12:45 PM in Room B.  All Ages.

David GallaherAuthor David Gallaher has received multiple Harvey Award nominations and won The Best Online Comic Award for his work on High Moon for DC Comics. David was an early pioneer of digital comics developing projects for Marvel as well as Box 13 – the first comic designed specifically for the iPhone – for ComiXology. He has served as a consultant for Random House, The NYPD, and McGraw-Hill.

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Demon Boy

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Main Lobby.  All Ages.

Demon BoyComic Book Anti-Hero and International Rock Star, Demon Boy and his band have quickly become a crowd pleasing favorite at any and all shows and events they perform at. Demon Boy himself has been described as Alice Cooper with a David Lee Roth attitude. The live show has some fantasy, fun and metal mayhem with theatrics defining each story to the songs they perform. Their show takes you on a Halloween Trick ‘r Treat ride seamlessly blending metal head banging, Broadway theater acting and comedy all in one amazing live performance that does not falter from start to epic finish. Demon Boy stands alone as a one of a kind act that has become a global phenomenon with successful performances in Canada and Europe. We urge you to get to one of the live shows and see for yourself. GET YOUR GHOUL ON with "The World’s Most Exciting Horror Rock Show"!

Check out his website: Demon Boy Band

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Jenny McKeon

11:00 - 11:45 AM in Room B.  All Ages.

Jenny McKeon

Jenny McKeon is a manga translator and comic artist. She's translated series like Nichijou (My Ordinary Life), Please Tell Me! Galko-chan, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, and Death March, and in her spare time draws comics both fictional and autobiographical. Jenny lives in Massachusetts with her fiance and their cat Majora.

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