Category: Panels and workshops
Hetalians and people of Banzai, have you ever had a question only a nation could answer? Well this is your chance to ask it! Bring your questions and come along to CosGame Production’s Hetalia – Ask a nation panel!
In Italy back in 2006 some sporty nerds came together to form the first LudoSport academy, a place where people could come together to practice the techniques designed for “real” combat with lightsabers. It has developed to a true sport and spread across europe. We are incredibly excited to have it at Banzaicon for (as far as we know) the first time in norway! Come along for a demonstration of the sport , as well as the chance to try it yourself! If you have your own combat saber (not vfx saber) feel free to bring it along. If not, make sure to show up early for the chance to borrow one.
May the force be with you!
To learn more about the sport, visit www.ludosport.net
By now most cosplayers know of worbla, that magical substance that somehow turns from cookie dough-looking sheets to amazing armours and props once a cosplayer gets their hands on it. But not everyone has had the chance to try it for themselves, and starting a project with a material you have never worked with before can be daunting. That is why we are hosting a worbla workshop! Here you will get to experiment with worbla for yourself, with expert guidance from the amazing Pharamony.
The workshop will be held on Sunday, and there are a limited number of spaces available. If you want to secure yourself a spot, head to the activity stand at any time before the event.
This workshop is held in collaboration with Nerdeportalen, Norways supplier of Worbla and other thermoplastics and cosplay materials, who are very kindly donating the materials for the event.
Are you an Armour nerd? Want to try forging steel armour but don’t know where to start? Then this might be the panel for you! A basic panel that will go through safety, tools and techniques, that might help you to make your own metal armour!
Hosted by Stickweed and Mirazie
There are endless ways to create art and tell stories, and sometimes the more unconventional methods can lead to some of the best results. In this live-art event we pitch two talented artists against the clock and against the unknown in order to see how far their skill and creativity can take them.
There will be three rounds. In the first, we describe a scene from an original story that the artists get to illustrate within a 20 minute time slot. The catch? The scene is only revealed to them in parts on the 5, 10 and 15 minute mark.
The second round is a showcase of the power of imagination. We will retell the events of a scene from a famous book without making it obvious what the source material is. The artists each get to work on their own interpretation. At the end we compare the results to a screenshot of the scene from the film adaptation of the book, and talk bit about the differences.
The last round is a speed round where the artist must take inspiration from their audience to create their final work.
In each round the artist will talk about what they’re doing and their creative process. This event should be interesting not just for aspiring artist, but for anyone who is interested in artistic interpretation, creative imagination and visual storytelling.
The CosCast take to the stage along with a selection of cosplay guests from all around the nordic region. Since this is a talkshow there will be talking, specifically on the topic of cosplay in the various northern countries. There may also be a game or two and some impro cosplay involved, so make sure you catch it!
The CosCast also hosts the Cosplay Quiz.
When Charles White isn’t sending rockets into space with NASA you may just find him playing EVE Online. Better known online as Max Singularity, the Space pope, he has had tremendous experience with the game, and has worked with the company to improve the development of in-game roleplaying. This is a game is incredibly community-oriented with high levels of player interaction, and the pope himself has some amazing stories to tell to prove it. He will also talk a bit about the “Broadcast for Reps” program, an initiative where suicidal players in need get help from other players.
We all know Star Trek, Star Wars and tons of other sci-fi space adventures. But the universe doesn’t need Vulcans or Jedi to be interesting. Space in real life is endlessly exciting and intriguing, and we are very happy to have a guy on our stage who knows more about it than most. Join Charles White from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a special presentation on the building of NASA’s new SLS rocket and what is planned in the next few years for manned spaceflight. He’s also going to tell you a few things about the solar system they did not teach you in school.
Hailing from England, Moley works for the Coventry FabLab project teaching people engineering, and for Mandala Studios making costumes and props. Other than that he’s spent years performing at events as a standup comedian. We are very happy to have him back at Banzaicon sharing this variety of skills.He’ll be hosting panels, appearing in the Banzai Show, and more than likely showing up wherever Tab and Christian happen to be to heckle in that way only the british know.
He will be hosting some amazing workshops for us this year, but don’t worry, you’re still allowed to laugh at him!
Moley’s gotten a real bigboy dayjob, and he’s bringing it back to Banzaicon. He’ll show you ways to use various free programs to model in 2d and 3d, and how to prepare files for laser cutting and 3d printing. Everything you need to know to apply these techniques to your creative endeavours.