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Friday, May 25 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pop Parliament

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The Pop Parliament is ready to hear cases from any sci-fi, fantasy, anime, or game universe you can come up with. All audience members are welcome to bring a case against a character, a situation, a society, or any other aspect of your chosen universe. It's up to the audience to debate, dispute, and ultimately vote upon the guilt or innocence of your subject. Come forward, state your case, and bring witnesses, but remember: not everyone in the Parliament will agree with you. Be ready for a debate, because you'll most certainly get one.


Adam Hennessy

Co-Chairman of Anime USA 2018, 17 year convention veteran, creator of Anime Parliament.

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Joe Von Dühm

In between building Gundam kits, making costumes, and not sleeping enough, Joe likes to be funny some times. He’s thrilled to be bringing his team back to Escape Velocity for another great improv comedy show! Make sure you don’t miss Doctor Whose Line is it Anyway 2018!
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Dan Hepler

Dan has been doing improv comedy consistently for 5 years, and been in an ensemble with this team for most of it! If You like whatbyou see feel free to check out our Youtube Channel: A Class Apart!
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D.J. Hinckle

D.J. doesn’t want to provide a bio because it would make it easier for the Lizardmen that control the government to track him. But to counteract this potential, his shoes are lined with aluminum foil (they live underground, after all.)
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Silke Maus

Silke has never done improv before so this should be a fun adventure for everyone! Last theatrical performance has been acting like a responsible adult for 10 years, previously some high school and college theatre. Special shoutout to Joe, who has tolerated me for almost 15 years... Read More →
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Brian Tepe

Brian has been acting for 7 years now, and has done many different shows ranging from classic musicals such as "The Music Man" to farcical one-act comedies to hard hitting drama pieces, but only began participating in improv in the last 3 years.  He looks forward to this show and... Read More →
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B.G. Wooten

B.G. is a self proclaimed nerd, streamer, comedian, Poke-fan, and recovering sneakerhead. Originally from the Northern Virginia era, B.G. broke into Improv with the Comic Improvabilities in 2011. Relocating in 2016, he now calls the "Mouseland" of Orlando, Florida home, where has... Read More →

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Barbara Mabie-McClain

Manager, Pop Culture Programs, The Museum of Science Fiction
Barbara, Is a Master Class costumer that has been sewing small things, crafting, and beading for over 20 years. In 2013 Barb discovered the convention scene while attending her first convention, PaxEast, and fell in love with costuming and cosplay since. She has her Cosmetology license... Read More →
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Jason McClain

Director, Pop Culture Programs, Museum Of Science Fiction
Jason is one half of Mabieknot Cosplay and Designs. Jason has been running various convention events for the past 13 years, but has been a long time fan of the pop culture convention scene. Jason has been crafting Costumes and props for far longer then that, and has been part of Masquerade... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
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