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GAMMA.CON 2022 TIMETABLE

SIDE STAGE TIMETABLE

TimeSaturday 23rd JulySunday 24th July
9:00 AM10:00 AMConvention opens by 10am9:00 AM10:00 AMConvention opens by 10am
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMOpening Ceremony10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 11:00 AMThor’s Hammer Challenge10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM11:00 AM – 11:30 AMPaul St. Peter – The villains of Paul St. Peter
11:30 AM- 12:00 PMFreedom of Choice by DeVo11:30 AM- 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM12:00 PM – 12:30 PMDraw Off!
12:30 PM – 1:00 PMCosplay Parade12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 1:30 PMK-RUSH Dance Crew1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:00 PMPaul St. Peter & Jon Allen – Voice Makers1:30 PM – 2:00 PMWesley and The Crushers
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
2:30 PM – 3:00 PMSlowbeard2:30 PM – 3:00 PMCosplay Competition
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
3:30 PM – 4:00 PMVaporhime’s Idol Showcase3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
4:00 PM – 4:30 PMNerdagedon: Ultimate Chaos Game Show4:00 PM – 4:30 PMWesley and The Crushers
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
5:00 PMCONVENTION CLOSECONVENTION CLOSE

IMPACT COMICS COMICBOOK BRADMAN PANEL ROOM TIMETABLE

TimeSaturday 23rd JulySunday 24th July
10:00 AMConvention opens by 10amConvention opens by 10am
10:30 AM – 11:00 AMMatthew Lin – Manga Drawing Techniques & Creating IllusionsLauren Marshall – Alcohol Based (Copic) Markers – Tips and Tricks
11:00 AM – 11:30 AMMatthew Lin – Manga Drawing Techniques & Creating IllusionsLauren Marshall – Alcohol Based (Copic) Markers – Tips and Tricks
11:30 AM- 12:00 PMTim McEwen – Traversing Greener PasturesMatthew Lin – Drawing Dragons and other Fantastic Beasts
12:00 PM – 12:30 PMTim McEwen – Traversing Greener PasturesMatthew Lin – Drawing Dragons and other Fantastic Beasts
12:30 PM – 1:00 PMSas Milledge – Environment in Comics and Animation
1:00 PM – 1:30 PMLauren Marshall – Dissecting An Art StyleSas Milledge – Environment in Comics and Animation
1:30 PM – 2:00 PMLauren Marshall – Dissecting An Art StyleJin Chan Yum Wai – How to work for Shonen Jump
2:00 PM – 2:30 PMMarcelo Baez – Monsters and Zombies drawingJin Chan Yum Wai – How to work for Shonen Jump
2:30 PM – 3:00 PMMarcelo Baez – Monsters and Zombies drawingMarcelo Baez – Monsters and Zombies drawing
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMJin Chan Yum Wai – How to get your manga (or comic) publishedMarcelo Baez – Monsters and Zombies drawing
3:30 PM – 4:00 PMJin Chan Yum Wai – How to get your manga (or comic) published
4:00 PM – 4:30 PMSas Milledge – Fandom as Education, Do I Really Need to Go to Art School?Tim McEwen – A Life in Australian Comics
4:30 PM – 5:00 PMSas Milledge – Fandom as Education, Do I Really Need to Go to Art School?Tim McEwen – A Life in Australian Comics
5:00 PMCONVENTION CLOSECONVENTION CLOSE
7:00 PM@NIGHT OPENS
7:15 PM – 7:45 PMBlueshift film fest
7:45 PM – 8:15 PMBlueshift film fest
8:15 PM – 8:45 PMSavage Bear Podcast
8:45 PM – 9:15 PMSavage Bear Podcast
9:15 PMEND OF PANELS FOR THE NIGHT

MENZIES PANEL ROOM TIMETABLE

TimeSaturday 23rd JulySunday 24th July
10:00 AMConvention opens by 10amConvention opens by 10am
10:30 AM – 11:00 AMHench & Scrap Foundry- Painting Props at LightspeedWeird Crap in Australia LIVE
11:00 AM – 11:30 AMHench & Scrap Foundry- Painting Props at LightspeedWeird Crap in Australia LIVE
11:30 AM- 12:00 PMThe LeftoversHow to Draw Anime
12:00 PM – 12:30 PMThe LeftoversHow to Draw Anime
12:30 PM – 1:00 PMSoylent Cosplay  – Prosthetic Makeup in CosplaySoylent Cosplay – Basics in Cosplay Bodypaint
1:00 PM – 1:30 PMSoylent Cosplay  – Prosthetic Makeup in CosplaySoylent Cosplay – Basics in Cosplay Bodypaint
1:30 PM – 2:00 PMComics 101
2:00 PM – 2:30 PMThe art of the spectrumComics 101
2:30 PM – 3:00 PMThe art of the spectrum
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMWhereIsDanielle –  Design Language in Cosplay
3:30 PM – 4:00 PMWhereIsDanielle –  Design Language in Cosplay
4:00 PM – 4:30 PMHench & Scrap Foundry & WhereIsDanielle –  Cosplay, Crunch & The Art of Triage
4:30 PM – 5:00 PMHench & Scrap Foundry & WhereIsDanielle –  Cosplay, Crunch & The Art of Triage
5:00 PMCONVENTION CLOSECONVENTION CLOSE
7:00 PM@NIGHT OPENS
7:15 PM – 7:45 PMThe Leftovers
7:45 PM – 8:15 PMThe Leftovers
8:15 PM – 8:45 PMBlak Divas and Deities
8:45 PM – 9:15 PMBlak Divas and Deities
9:15 PMEND OF PANELS FOR THE NIGHT

TABLETOP TIMETABLE

BOARD GAME LAND

TimeSaturday 23rd JulySunday 24th July
10:00 AMConvention opens by 10amConvention opens by 10am
10:00 AM – 5:00 PMFree Play Board Games from LFG LibraryFree Play Board Games from LFG Library
10:00 AM – 5:00 PMLearn to Play Warhammer and free painting demosLearn to Play Warhammer and free painting demos
5:00 PMCONVENTION CLOSECONVENTION CLOSE
6:00 PM@NIGHT OPENS
6:00 PM – 10:00 PMFree Play Board Games from LFG Library
10:00 PMTABLETOP FINISH FOR THE NIGHT

CARD GAME ARENA

TimeSaturday 23rd JulyTimeSunday 24th July
10:00 AMConvention opens by 10am10:00 AMConvention opens by 10am
10:00 AM – 5:00 PMLearn to Play Magic the Gathering10:00 AM – 5:00 PMLearn to Play Magic the Gathering
10:00 AM – 5:00 PMLearn to play Final Fantasy TCG10:00 AM – 5:00 PMLearn to play Final Fantasy TCG
10:00 AM – 5:00 PMSIGN UP 10AM-11AM
My Hero Academia Hero Training Tournament (5 rounds of games with a break in the middle)
10:00 AM – 5:00 PMSIGN UP 10AM-11AM
Metazoo Tournament (5 rounds of games with a break in the middle)
11:00 AM – 5:00 PMWarhammer 1000-point game tournament
5:00 PMCONVENTION CLOSECONVENTION CLOSE
6:00 PM@NIGHT OPENS
6:00 PM – 10:00 PMMagic the Gathering Drink and Draft
10:00 PMTABLETOP FINISH FOR THE NIGHT

THE RP DUNGEON

TimeSaturday 23rd JulyTimeSunday 24th July
10:00 AMConvention opens by 10am10:00 AM Convention opens by 10am
10:00 AM – 12:00 PMLearn to Play Pathfinder x 2 Games10:00 AM – 12:00 PMLearn to Play Pathfinder x 2 Games
11:00 AM – 1:00 PMLearn to Play Dungeons and Dragons x 210:30 AM – 12:30 PMLearn to Play Dungeons and Dragons x 2
1:00 PM – 3:00 PMLearn to Play Pathfinder x 2 Games, Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons x 112:30 PM – 2:30 PM Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons x 1
3:00 PM – 5:00 PMLearn to Play Pathfinder x 2 Games, Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons x 11:00 PM – 3:00 PMLearn to Play Pathfinder x 2 Games
2:30 PM – 4:30 PMLearn to Play Dungeons and Dragons x 1
3:00 PM – 5:00 PMLearn to Play Pathfinder x 2 Games
5:00 PMCONVENTION CLOSECONVENTION CLOSE
6:00 PM@NIGHT OPENS
7:00 PM – 9:00 PMLearn to Play Dungeons and Dragons x 1
10:00 PMTABLETOP FINISH FOR THE NIGHT

VIDEO GAME STAGE TIMETABLE

TimeSaturday 23rd JulySunday 24th July
10:00 AMConvention opens by 10amConvention opens by 10am
10:00 AM – 11:00 AMDemocratic Let’s PlayDemocratic Let’s Play
11:00 AM – 1:00 PMSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament | Switch (PG)Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament | Switch (G)
1:00 PM- 1:30 PMBreakBreak
1:30 PM- 3:30 PMHalo 3 Tournament 2 Vs 2 | Xbox 360 (M)Roll for Intelligence – Live D&D Improvisation
3:30 PM- 5:00 PMDragonball FighterZ Tournament | PS4 (PG)Pokémon Stadium & Pokémon Stadium 2 Mini Games | N64 (G)
5:00 PMCONVENTION CLOSECONVENTION CLOSE
5:00 PM- 6:30 PM@NIGHT EVENT
6:30 PM- 8:30 PMDemocratic Let’s Play (Dating Sim) | PC/Mobile (R18+)
8:30 PM- 10:00 PMCOD Modern Warfare 2 | Xbox 360 (MA15+)
10:00 PM- 12:00 AMJackbox.TV Party Games | PC/Mobile (R18+)
12:00 PM@NIGHT CLOSE

GAMMA.CON@Night 2022

Stage Information

TimeSaturday 23rd July
7:00 PM@NIGHT doors open
7:15 PM – 8:15 PMDrunken cosplay build
8:15 PM – 9:15 PMStruthless
9:15 PM – 9:30 PMCabaret set up
9:30 PM – 10:30 PMCabaret
10:30 PM – 10:45 PMIntermission
10:45 PM – 12:00 AMCabaret
12:00 AMCONVENTION CLOSED

Video Game Stage

TimeSaturday 23rd July
7:00 PM@NIGHT doors open
7:30 PM – 8:30 PMDemocratic Let’s Play
8:30 PM – 10:00 PMCOD Modern Warfare 2
10:00 PM – 12:00 PMJackbox.TV Party Games
12:00 AMConvention Closed

Panel Information

PANEL ROOM 1 | BRADMAN

TimeSaturday 23rd July
7:00 pm@NIGHT doors open
7:15 pm – 8:15 pmBlue Shift film fest
8:15 pm – 9:15 pmSavage Bear Podcast
9:15 pmALL PANELS FOR @NIGHT FINISHED

PANEL ROOM 2 | MENZIES

TimeSaturday 23rd July
7:00 pm@NIGHT doors open
7:15 pm – 8:15 pmThe Leftovers
8:15 pm – 9:15 pmBlak Divas and Deities
9:15 pmALL PANELS FOR @NIGHT FINISHED

2022 PROGRAM

Impacts Comic ComicBook Panel Program

Matthew Lin Drawing Dragons and other Fantastic Beasts

Join illustrator Matt Lin in this step-by-step workshop of drawing dragons and other mythical fantastical Beasts…. ROAR! Matt will share with you tips on how to start your creature, understanding anatomy and the importance of thumbnail sketches. Suitable for beginners and intermediate level.

Matthew Lin Manga (Animé) Drawing Techniques – Creating Illusions

Join Matt in this fun, step-by-step workshop on manga (animé) techniques of creating illusions! We’ll be focusing on: expressions of movement via pinching & pulling and speed lines, power and strength, focus within an illustration. As well as 3 dimension and depth through the use of line weight. Suitable for beginners and intermediate levels.

Tim McEwen Tim McEwen — traversing Greener Pastures

Meet award winning cartoonist Tim McEwen. A veteran of the Australian comics’ scene since the 1980s, he co-created the award-winning and internationally distributed comic Greener Pastures which follows the trials, tribulations, and sometimes the bowel movements, of Trevor Bovis – bull-turned-social-activist-turned-sell out-lawyer. Tim’s also a story boarder, illustrator and educator. He’s directed the Comic Arts Awards of Australia and been an Australian Cartoonists’ Association committee member.

Lauren Marshall Dissecting an Art Style

This panel will include discussions around drawing anatomy and poses, inking techniques and elevating your sequential artwork. Lauren will discuss her art style, performing practical methods through live drawing for the audience to follow along with.

Lauren Marshall Alcohol Based (Copic) Markers – Tip and Tricks

Alcohol Based Markers are tricky to use, this panel will go over the essentials for using the medium, including paper types, liner inks, blending and highlighting. Bring along a small set of similar grouped colours/greyscale and a small paper pad to practice along!

Marcelo Baez Monsters and Zombies drawing workshop

Using simple shapes and reference to create fantastic comic monsters, zombies and more.

Marcelo conveys his fun technique, designing interesting & fun comic characters in any style

Jin Chan Yum Wai How to get your manga (or comic) published

Are you a manga/comic creator and want to know how to go about getting your comic published? Whether it’s finding a publisher or self-publishing, Jin Chan Yum Wai founder of the manga publisher SHRINE COMICS will walk you through the do’s and don’ts of getting your works published. Jin will also be doing portfolio reviews after the workshop for one-on-one advice!

Jin Chan Yum Wai How to work for Shonen Jump

Ever wanted to work in the manga industry? Jin Chan Yum Wai the official letterer for the hit Shonen Jump series ME & ROBOCO (Now getting a TV anime) will go over the basics of how to letter manga professionally and how one can get a job!

Sas Milledge Environment in Comics and Animation (AKA Why You Should Learn to Draw Backgrounds)

Sas Milledge hosts a panel discussing environmental design in comics and animation, and why even if you hate drawing them, backgrounds are vital storytelling tools. Sas works as a comic artist and designer for animation, her work includes her original graphic novel ‘Mamo’ (2021), and DC’s ‘The Lost Carnival’ (2020).

The GAMMA.CON Panels (Menzies Room) Program 

Soylent Cosplay Basics in Cosplay Bodypaint

Using her professional background in special effects makeup, Soylent takes you through all she’s learnt about cosplay body paint, including different types, application, price, and different levels of difficulty. Ever wanted to become an alien or fantasy creature but didn’t know where to start? This panel is for you!

Soylent Cosplay Prosthetic Makeup in Cosplay

If you’ve ever wondered about special effects prosthetics and how to make them, this panel is for you! Soylent Cosplay has two years of SFX makeup training and over 5 years in the film industry. In this panel, she’ll go through a general run down on creating and applying different prosthetics and how you can take your cosplay makeup to the next level!

Hench & Scrap Foundry Painting Props at Lightspeed

Learn how to quickly and efficiently take your props from drab to fab as Hench & Scrap showcase techniques like drybrushing, airbrushing, masking, weathering and more as they each paint a prop over the course of one hour. We’ll also discuss the best ways to process your 3D prints, ready for painting!

Hench & Scrap Foundry & WhereIsDanielle Cosplay, Crunch & The Art of Triage

There are two inevitabilities in cosplay: hot glue burns and crunch. Hench & Scrap have a frank discussion on methodically approaching your cosplay deadlines, with a focus on balancing self care with the art of cosplay triage: when the clock is ticking and you can’t do everything all at once, what’s the smartest way to invest your time?

WhereIsDanielle The Design Language of Cosplay

There’s more to cosplay than screen accuracy. Join whereisdanielle in a conversation about what key character elements are, and how to identify and apply them in your costumes. Learn about how things like materials, textures, colours and shapes, can change the look and feel of your costumes and help bring them to life in ways you might not expect.

Matthew and Holly Soall Weird Crap in Australia LIVE

A selection of three abridged localised stories covering topics from the podcast. A haunting, UFO encounter and a monster (cryptic) encounter.

Comics 101

An A-Z of making comics! From how to generate your story ideas, develop your characters, draw, design print and do conventions! Everything you need to know on making comics. 

The art of the spectrum  

I will be doing a talk about my journey into the arts industry while facing the trials and tribulations of life and dealing with having Autism Spectrum Disorder I have worked for films, games and book illustrations alike and will be taking a Q and A’s as they come

How to Draw Anime

Exploring positivity and mindfulness in drawing with simple but effective techniques to help you draw anything!

The Leftovers

A Small podcast group trying to get their name out there, they usually try to stick to 1-2 topics each episode but it normally ends up being rambles lol.

Surrealia Podcast

A humorous D&D actual-play show. The cast of Canberra’s own D&D podcast, Surrealia, brings an improvised adventure to life right before your very eyes! Help us explore the magical city of Duopolis as your suggestions guide us through our wild adventure under the multi-coloured sky.

Video Game Program 

Democratic Let’s Play

Join us upstairs at the video game stage as we get our game on with your help! What game will we

choose? It’s all up to crowd! Democratic Let’s Play will be held both Saturday and Sunday when doors open at 10:00am before game tournaments kick off.

Roll For Intelligence

Roll For Intelligence is a live, improvised performance, based on everyone’s favourite tabletop RPGs (role playing games). Think dice, costumes and dragon-slaying adventures. Our heroes venture forth, facing off against the Master of Dungeons.

Video Games Tournaments

Test your gaming skills by joining one of our Video Game Tournaments on the stage. Tournaments will include: Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Halo 3 and Dragonball FighterZ. Prizes and glory on offer and free registration all you need to do is sign up at the registration desk in the entrance of the adjoining Fitzroy and Derwent Rooms located upstairs 15 mins before the scheduled start time. Places are limited so sign up early! Each name registered will be called out as their bracket begins, with a maximum of two callouts before the next person on the waiting list get their chance to compete.

Video Games Free Play Areas

Next Gen Free Play

Canberra’s ultimate mobile interactive entertainment service Blackbox Gaming Systems brings you the latest and greatest next gen gaming! With the latest and greatest PS5, Xbox Series X and Switch titles free to play grab a friend to duke it out or relax with a single player experience. Blackbox Gaming Systems will also be bringing their unique immersive gaming experiences to GAMMA.CON including racing si.. Next Gen Free Play is located right next to our Retro Free Play area. www.blackboxgamingsystems.com

Retro Free Play

Relive the glory days of gaming with our collection of retro games. With the greatest gaming hits of the ’80s, ’90s and 00’s including the best of Nintendo consoles, Sega and Sony free to play relive the glory days of your youth or check our what you missed.

TableTop Program 

GAMMA.CON 2022 Tabletop Gaming

Tabletop gaming is all about moving psychical objects with your hands, rolling dice to determine action and using your mind to calculate odds or probabilities based on numbers. At GAMMA.CON 2022 we’ll have a full compliment of game types ranging from controlling tiny soldiers, moving pieces around a game board, strategically throwing down cards or entering a fantasy world of your own imagination.

Board Game World (Murray Room) 

LFG Board Game Library

Our friends at LFG Australia (retail.lfg-aus.com.au) have generously provided a massive library of their very best board games for attendees of GAMMA.CON 2022 to play all weekend in our Board Game Land! If your only familiarity with board games is playing ‘Snakes and Ladders’ this is a great way to come and see what is making board gaming so big in recent years, our expert volunteers will guide you through the basics of gameplay. Of course if you’re an old pro and want to get right into it and get some gaming done, come with some friends or join a pick up group to get the most out of your Table Top activities over the weekend. Everyone welcome and everything is free to play!

Warhammer

Have you ever passed a store or event and laid eyes on Warhammer? The tabletop game that pits collections of wonderfully painted miniatures against each other in tactical battles. Have you ever wondered what it was and how you play it? Well you’re in luck, our partners at Warhammer Belconnen will be attending GAMMA.CON 2022 all weekend with free learn to play sessions as well as painting demonstrations which include a miniature you get to paint and take home! Have a chat to the staff about the game, the hobby, its lore and pick up plenty of other freebies (while stocks last).

AKIKAMBARA (akicards.com.au) will be running a 1000 point Warhammer tournament from 11am to 5pm on Sunday 24th July so bring your best army and compete for some awesome prizes!

Akikambara Card Game Arena (Swan Room)

Collecting cards isn’t all there is to it! Each brand of card game comes with different rules and setups that need to be adhered to if you want your card collection to rule the roost. Our partners at AKIKAMBARA (akicards.com.au) are running extensive sessions on multiple card games all weekend, both for the seasoned veteran of the total new comer.

All weekend AKIKAMBARA will be running learn to play session for both the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as well as Magic the Gathering. If you have ever wondered what these games were about and how they worked this is the perfect time to sit down and learn the ropes with a knowledgeable teacher. You’ll even get FREE starter cards packs and other goodies to help you on your new card adventure (while stocks last).

If you already know your way around a pack of cards then grab your best My Hero Academia or Metazoo decks and join one of our action packed tournaments. MHA on Saturday and Metazoo on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Entry is free, prizes are huge and players will receive a free GAMMA.CON/AKIKAMBARA  playmat and other bonuses just for taking part (while stocks last).

For those attending @Night there will be a free Magic the Gathering ‘Drink and Draft’ it’s first come, first serve so grab a bevvy and come try your luck!

The RP Dungeon (Torrens Room)

Watched Stranger things? Want to know what ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ is all about? We are running multiple 2 hour demo games throughout the weekend specifically geared to new players to come along and learn the basics. Come on in to sign up for a session.

‘Dungeons and Dragon’ session will be run by our seasoned Canberra Dungeon Masters who are locals who want to share their love of the game, with help from The Games Capital.

Another variant of table top role playing games on offer is ‘Pathfinder’, session of these games will be run by members of Australia’s own ‘Savage Bear Podcast’ (savagebearpodcast.buzzsprout.com) a team of player working their way through their own entertaining story.

GAMMA.CON@Night 2022

Video Game Program

Democratic Let’s Play @Night (18+ Years Only)

Similar to the Democratic Let’s Play event in the daytime but this is more for a mature audience, two members of our GAMMA.CON organising team will be providing the voices and it will be up to you, the audience to decide on what actions or routes we take in a dating simulator. Will we find love; or something else? This event will take place within the Derwent Room on the Video Games stage at 6:30pm on the Saturday evening when doors open for the GAMMA @Night festival.

Please note, this is a strictly 18+ years only event within the National Convention Centre Canberra as part of the separate GAMMA @Night festival, age identification will be checked upon entry.

Jackbox.TV Party Games (18+ Years Only)

Jackbox games are easy to pick up and play for gamers and non-gamers alike. Players play using their phones as controllers – making it the perfect easy-in entertainment piece. No big mess of controllers needed! Once a game is started from the in-pack menu, players simply connect to the “jackbox.tv” web address on their device and then enter the on-screen room code to enter a game.

Panel Program

The Leftovers

A Small podcast group trying to get their name out there, they usually try to stick to 1-2 topics each episode but it normally ends up being rambles lol.

Blak Divas and Deities

A presentation and discussion along with question time on what difficulties are faced by us as blak performers. Includes 2 special numbers performed by Nova Gina and MadB.

Savage Bear Podcast

Savage Bear Podcast is an Australian role playing table top podcast navigating through the Extinction Curse Adventure Path using the Pathfinder 2nd edition platform! We may not know all the rules but we’re here for the stories and to have a good laugh. Come and join us under the big top if you dare


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