Comics and Crafts Room

Quick Draw Competition - Both Days

If you want to test your drawing skills head into the art room and register with one of our GAMMA.CON Volunteers, you will then have 5 mins to draw your best image and have it displayed on the Art and Crafts Room wall. Win great prizes if your masterpiece is decided to be the best of the day!

 

Art Competition Voting - Both Days

Our 2018 Art Competition has been steadily getting submissions for weeks and all entries will be on display on the walls of the Arts and Crafts Rooms. Spend some time taking in our works of art and using on of the voting cards to tell us who you think should win the $150 first prize and $50 seconds prize.  

Comics and Crafts Room

Saturday 4th August

  Comics and Crafts Room
  Saturday
10:00

Free drawing

10:10
10:20
10:30
10:40
10:50
11:00

This Dialogue is Cursed and that Character is Demonic!! with Matt Kyme

11:10
11:20
11:30
11:40
11:50
12:00

Drawing Killeroo with Darren Close

12:10
12:20
12:30
12:40
12:50
13:00
13:10
13:20
13:30
13:40
13:50
14:00

Art Secrets with David Yardin

14:10
14:20
14:30
14:40
14:50
15:00

Drawing on Coasters with Squishface Studio

15:10
15:20
15:30
15:40
15:50
16:00

Free drawing

16:10
16:20
16:30
16:40
16:50
17:00

Comics and Crafts Room

Saturday 4th August

  Comics and Crafts Room
  Sunday
10:00

Free drawing

10:10
10:20
10:30
10:40
10:50
11:00

All ages Drawing with Dan Watts

11:10
11:20
11:30
11:40
11:50
12:00

Comics and Cartooning with Dave Dye

12:10
12:20
12:30
12:40
12:50
13:00

Artist Draw Off

13:10
13:20
13:30
13:40
13:50
14:00

Wolfgang Bylsma from Gestalt Comics: Pitching your Comic to an Editor

14:10
14:20
14:30
14:40
14:50
15:00

Free drawing

15:10
15:20
15:30
15:40
15:50
16:00
16:10
16:20
16:30
16:40
16:50
17:00

Comics and Crafts Room

SATURDAY

10:00 - 11:00 - Free Drawing

 

11:00 - 12:00 - This Dialogue is Cursed and that Character is Demonic!! with Matt Kyme:

Join the creator of one of Australia's most iconic comic characters, 'the Demon', for some fun with layouts, character creation and dialogue. Matt's workshop will show you the fun of writing comics and will have you laughing hysterically by the end!

 

12:00 - 1:00 - Drawing Killeroo with Darren Close:

Darren will take you through the steps of drawing Killeroo, Australia's original marsupial anti-hero, and give you the basics for drawing anthropomorphic characters.

 

1:00 - 2:00 - Comic Artist Adventures with Jon Sommariva:

Batman, Ninja Turtles and Star Wars artist Jon Sommariva is going to show all the work process behind actual published comics pages.

 

2:00 - 3:00 - Art Secrets with David Yardin:

See the secrets behind the magic as Marvel and DC artist David Yardin shows you how he draws Wonder Woman.

 

3:00 - 4:00 - Drawing on Coasters with Squishface Studio:

Squishface founder Ben Hutchings loves drawing on small found objects. Join him in an open session of filling coasters with illustrations from the mundane to the insane. All welcome!

 

4:00 - 5:00 - Free Drawing

Comics and Crafts Room

SUNDAY

10:00 - 11:00 - Free Drawing

 

11:00 - 12:00 - All ages Drawing with Dan Watts:

Let the 'nicest guy in comics' take you through character and hero design. Dan welcomes all ages to give drawing a go and will be sharing hints and tips for beginners and more advanced drawers.

 

12:00 - 1:00 - Comics and Cartooning with Dave Dye:

Dave Dye has worked as a farm labourer, a stockman, a fireman, a soldier and an illustrator. During the Iraq War, he worked as a Psyops operator creating comics as a communication tool in the Australian Area of Operations. Join Dave, the 'jack of all trades' for some drawing fun.

 

1:00 - 2:00 - Artist Draw Off:

We round up a bunch of our comic artist guests and have an old-fashioned draw off, see which artist comes out on top of this iron chef style drawing extravaganza!

 

2:00 - 3:00 - Wolfgang Bylsma from Gestalt Comics: Pitching your comic to an editor:

How do you get your cool comic idea noticed by a comics editor? Get the inside scoop in this rare opportunity to get tips from Gestalt Editor in Chief Wolfgang Bylsma.

 

3:00 - 5:00 - Free Drawing

AnimeLab Entertainment Theatre

Saturday

  AnimeLab Entertainment Theatre
  Saturday
10:00 Card Captor Sakura (G)

10:10
10:20
10:30 Sailor Moon (PG)

10:40
10:50
11:00 Getting Started in Comics with Matt Kyme, Ben Mitchell, Shane W Smith, Dean Rankine

11:10
11:20
11:30
11:40
11:50
12:00 Digimon: Digital Monsters (G)

12:10
12:20
12:30 Sanguinetti Media Presentation - Filmmaker Q&A

12:40
12:50
13:00
13:10
13:20
13:30
13:40
13:50
14:00 The Furies - Exclusive trailer and Q&A with Tony D'Aquino, Christian Doran and Andrew Marriot

14:10
14:20
14:30
14:40
14:50
15:00 Della Mortika - Australian Premiere and Q&A with Marisa Martin and Geraldine F. Martin

15:10
15:20
15:30
15:40
15:50
16:00 Samurai Jack Season 5 (M)

16:10
16:20
16:30
16:40
16:50
17:00

AnimeLab Entertainment Theatre

Sunday

  AnimeLab Entertainment Theatre
  Sunday
10:00 Hellsing (M)

10:10
10:20
10:30 Love Live: School Idol Project (M)

10:40
10:50
11:00 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (PG)

11:10
11:20
11:30
11:40
11:50
12:00 Female Creators in Oz Publishing with Angie Spice, Katie Marx, Annabelle Lee and Jaimie McCaw

12:10
12:20
12:30
12:40
12:50
13:00 Spike Spencer - HOW TO BE A FRICKIN GENIUS VOICE ACTOR, STEP ONE!

13:10
13:20
13:30
13:40
13:50
14:00 Land of the Giants (PG)

14:10
14:20
14:30
14:40
14:50
15:00 Naruto (M)

15:10
15:20
15:30 Trigun (M)

15:40
15:50
16:00 Sword Art Online (M)

16:10
16:20
16:30 Cowboy Beebop (MA15+)

16:40
16:50
17:00

AnimeLab Entertainment Theatre

Saturday

10:00 - 10:30 - Card Captor Sakura (G)

Curiosity is part of any 10-year old's life, but Sakura just broke the seal on a magical book and released all of the mischievous spirits imprisoned on the cards inside! Kero, the "Guardian of the Clow Cards" is horrified to find all of the cards gone and tells Sakura she must become the "Cardcaptor" and retrieve the spirits before they work their mischief in the world.

 

10:30 - 11:00 - Sailor Moon (PG)

Usagi Tsukino is a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, defender of love and justice! Now Usagi must work with Luna to find the other Sailor Guardians and the Moon Princess, whose Legendary Silver Crystal is Earth's only hope against the dark forces of the evil Queen Beryl!

 

11:00 - 12:00 - Getting Started in Comics with Matt Kyme, Ben Mitchell, Shane W Smith, Dean Rankine:

Join four of Australian comics most interesting and prolific comic creators, writers, artists and illustrators to get the skinny on getting started in comics. Self-published or pitched? Single issues or graphic novels? We'll make them spill the beans about all aspects of making comics!

 

12:00 - 12:30 - Digimon: Digital Monsters (G)

The Classic Digimon Seasons are here! Seven kids at summer camp are mysteriously transported to another reality, where they are befriended by a group of strange creatures who call themselves "Digimon," Digital Monsters. The seven children are now dubbed as the DigiDestined, tasked with protecting the Digital World from evil Digimon like Devilmon. Can they save the Digital World and find a way back home?

 

12:30 - 2:00 - Sanguinetti Media Presentation - Filmmaker Q&A:

Come and take part in Sanguineti Media’s 2018 Expo including a major project announcement. This is a must-attend event for emerging filmmakers interested in getting involved in the industry, and for everyone else that loves great genre content. There will be several short presentations, a Q&A to meet and ask questions of all the filmmakers involved, with merchandise and prizes to win.

 

2:00 - 3:00 - The Furies - Exclusive trailer and Q&A with Tony D'Aquino, Christian Doran and Andrew Marriot:

A brand new horror feature was produced and filmed here in the ACT that calls back to those classic slasher flicks and GAMMA.CON will host members of Canberra production company The Film Distillery for an exclusive presentation on their upcoming thriller; The Furies!

Tony D'Aquino, Christian Doran and Andrew Marriott will get into all the gory detail of making this masked freak show of blood and guts come to life as well as details of the film's December release and the world premiere of the trailer!

 

3:00 - 4:00 - Della Mortika - Australian Premiere and Q&A:

This is the fantastical world of Della Mortika; where steam is king, where life is hard, but where adventure is always an adventure. GAMMA.CON is proud to announce it will host the Australian Premiere of the Della Mortika: Steampunk Adventures animation!

Della Mortika is a steampunk world expressed through novels, artwork and a short animated film. Come see the Australian premiere and a discussion of the making of the film, the building a steampunk world and a Q&A session with filmmaker Marisa Martin and author Geraldine F. Martin.

 

4:00 - 5:00 - Samurai Jack Season 5 (M)

After being sent into the future by evil wizard Aku, young samurai Jack makes a quest to return to the past and undo the destruction caused by the wizard. Along the way Jack enlists allies to defeat some of Aku's henchmen and other villains before getting to the top dog to defeat him and find the portal that can return Jack to his own time.

 

AnimeLab Entertainment Theatre

Sunday

10:00 - 10:30 - Hellsing (M)

A secret war is brewing in the night - a war in which humanity is only a pawn. The mysterious Hellsing Organization deploys within the shadows to protect ordinary mortals from the undead legions that would prey upon us. Now, as the ghouls and vampires increase in number, they threaten the human police forces forcing the deployment of the Hellsing Organization's ultimate weapon - the rogue vampire, Arucard! After saving Victoria Seras Victoria, a special police operative from death by transforming her into a vampire, Arucard must work with her to fight the undead army - as well as her own newfound hungers!

 

10:30 - 11:00 - Love Live: School Idol Project (M)

Otonokizaka High School is planning to close within three years. However, nine female students come together with one thing in mind - form a pop idol group to revive the school's popularity and keep it from shutting down. "In order to protect our beloved school, there's only one thing we can do... become idols!"

 

11:00 - 12:00 - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (PG)

In 1987, NASA astronaut William "Buck" Rogers is caught in a freak accident in deep space, causing his space shuttle Ranger 3 to be blown into an orbit that returns him to Earth - over 500 years later. The combination of gases that freezes him comes close to the formula commonly used in the 25th century for preservation, and his rescuers are able to revive him. In 2491, when Buck awakens from the freezing, Earth is recovering from a nuclear war and is coming under hostile attack by the Draconian Empire. In the second season, Buck has been assigned aboard the Searcher, a starship exploring the unknown reaches of space while searching for former Earth colonies that are scattered across the galaxy.

 

12:00 - 1:00 - Female Creators in Oz Publishing with Angie Spice, Katie Marx, Annabelle Lee and Jaimie McCaw

Four female creators discuss the many facets involved in being a woman in the culture and industry of publishing. What does it mean to be a woman in the world of publishing, whether it's on the page, self-published or house published, holding the pen, or as a consumer.

 

1:00 - 2:00 - Spike Spencer - HOW TO BE A FRICKIN GENIUS VOICE ACTOR, STEP ONE!:

Spike will share his knowledge of the VO world with you. Learn how the voice actors do that Voodoo that they do so well. Spike will help you understand how your voice is an instrument and how to fine tune it so that you too might become a Frickin Genius voice actor one day. Copies of this book will be available at the Con.

 

2:00 - 3:00 - Land of the Giants (PG)

The Spindrift, a sub-orbital spaceship on a flight from Los Angeles to London, became lost when it passed through a strange cloud in the ship's orbit around Earth. It landed on an alternate Earth-type planet, where the inhabitants were roughly twelve times the size of the Spindrift's passengers. Our heroes include the ship's captain (Steve Burton), co-pilot (Dan) and stewardess (Betty); an arrogant engineer (Mark); a sexy jet-setter (Valerie); a young boy (Barry) and his dog Chipper; and a mysterious rogue known as Commander Fitzhugh. Together they battle the planet's totalitarian government, try to avoid capture, and attempt to repair the Spindrift so they can get back home.

 

3:00 - 3:30 - Naruto (M)

Deep within the Hidden Leaf Village, sharp and cunning Ninja carry amazing talents and powers, and Naruto Uzumaki carries an amazing secret. Twelve years ago, the fourth Hokage sacrificed himself to save the village by sealing the Nine-tailed Fox Spirit inside this orphaned newborn. Now, this plucky prankster must do what it takes to achieve his life-long goal to become the next Hokage!

 

3:30 - 4:00 - Trigun (M)

The legendary Vash the Stampede is a gunfighter so ruthless that he has a $60 Billion bounty on his head and entire towns evacuate at the rumor of his arrival. Fortunately, the real Vash the Stampede is more heroic - even if he does act like a complete idiot. Couple it with two insurance representatives trying to locate and stop him, and you've got a terrific gun slinging comedy!

 

4:00 - 4:30 - Sword Art Online (M)

In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called: Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...

 

4:30 - 5:00 - Cowboy Beebop (MA15+)

Everyone's favorite rag-tag group of bounty hunters get a new life in these revitalized adventures. Join the always-cool Spike, investigative genius Jet, the fabulous Faye, the amazing (but weird) Ed, and the super smart Welsh Corgi named Ein as they try to make a buck in the year 2071. How do they do it? They're bounty hunters. But then again, you probably wouldn't be reading this if you didn't already know that!