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Friday, May 25
 

9:00am

Educators Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

This free workshop is open to teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and anyone with a passion for innovative education.

Register for a free Friday ticket using the code Workshop to RSVP for this event at https://escapevelocity.events/registration-tickets/.
Space is limited - priority will go to public school teachers and parents who homeschool their children.

Note: Free Friday tickets are for workshop participants only. This is a professional development opportunity for educators; guests of participants will be asked to enjoy National Harbor during the workshop.

Agenda

9:00-9:45 – Creative Character Design for Narrative Writing with Bryan Tillman Bryan Tillman, author of Focal Press’s Creative Character Design, talks about ways to bridge the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design. Topics include archetypes, color, design, silhouettes, story, and much more. 

10:00-10:45 – Creating an interactive classroom with Makey Makey and DC Coder Kids Makey Makey is a super cool kit that allows you to turn just about any conductive object into a controller for a computer. That means you can use bananas, lemons, limes, play-doh, cups of water, pieces of aluminum foil, and even other people to control games, make music, and much more! In this workshop we will show you the basics of connecting the Makey Makey, determining which materials will work with it, and using it with a computer. Bring a laptop with the Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor installed (https://scratch.mit.edu/download) and a Makey Makey if you have one. We'll have some loaner Makey Makey kits to share, and a bunch of conductive materials for experimentation. 

11:00 -11:45 – Hack the Sun with Dr. Odenwald  In this workshop, you will learn some very basic things about our sun that you can ‘hack’ using your smartphone. We will explore free apps that let you measure the sun’s brightness, track its path across the sky, estimate its temperature, and check out its sunspots and corona. We will also explore its interaction with Earth by measuring the electrical power it can generate in a solar panel, check whether magnetic storms are happening, and see whether aurora will be visible.  During the workshop, we will also brainstorm ideas for experiments that we can perform with these apps that stimulate curiosity and personal exploration of the sun and its terrestrial effects, and turn every child into a Citizen Explorer!

12:00-12:45 –  Mutants, Elves, & Aliens: Teaching Science Fiction & Fantasy to Gifted Students Josh Shaine Sometimes kids feel disconnected from their communities and schools and start wondering if they are changelings or aliens. Regardless of whether they attend traditional school or are homeschooled, these quirky, intense, inquisitive kids experience a connection gap between themselves and the children around them that can manifest in a sharp feeling of alienation. They seek like minds to form groups where they can find their "home planet," and at last be themselves. Through Science Fiction and Fantasy, these children can form connections to literature, their classmates, and even the world beyond. In this session, we will discuss techniques that work and those that don't, cover specific materials, and address issues that can arise in such courses. Discover how to help these amazing children "find their people" through Science Fiction and Fantasy! 

1:00-1:45 - Striving and Thriving in the Technological Future  From HAL 9000 and the CYLONS, Frankenstein and Planet of the Apes, Science Fictions warn of the dangers of technology and science run amok. Join Dr. Manorama Talaiver in exploring the International Society for Technology in Education Student Standards and using the standards to facilitate, organize, and personalize learning experiences for your students/children through digital storytelling projects and develop creative communication, critical thinking, and imagination.

 

Continental breakfast and light lunch to be provided.



Moderators
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chrissy Rey

Chrissy Rey

Pongos Learning Lab
Chrissy has been working with the web since 1995. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Maryland in College Park, and spent some time working as a zookeeper and animal technician before she gave up animal wrangling for programming. Concentrating on web... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 1:45pm
 Annapolis 4

2:00pm

The Good of Gaming: Using video games to expose STEAM fields to the next generation! with TAG Labs
Limited Capacity filling up

Ever wondered how video games can be used to engage students in the classroom? Video games serve as an amazing gateway into a career in STEAM. Learn about the exciting facets of STEAM as it relates to video games and how T.A.G. Labs uses those facets to engage underrepresented youth in DC. We will close with a talk about the state of the video game industry and different careers available in the video game industry.

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Speakers
avatar for Kreston Shirley

Kreston Shirley

President, T.A.G. Labs

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)

3:30pm

Drawing Characters with S.T.E.A.M. with C. Edward Sellner of Visionary Comics
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn how to design a character based on one or all of the elements of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in their design. Character design is the art of creating a character for use in books, comics, video games, television, movies and other fictional mediums. Designers outline everything about the character they envision from appearance and strengths to personality and weaknesses.

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Speakers
avatar for C. Edward Sellner

C. Edward Sellner

Co-Founder / Co-CEO / Writer-Artist Chief Creative Officer, Visionary Comics

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)

4:00pm

Slime Station
Kids make various types of slime to take home.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissy Rey

Chrissy Rey

Pongos Learning Lab
Chrissy has been working with the web since 1995. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Maryland in College Park, and spent some time working as a zookeeper and animal technician before she gave up animal wrangling for programming. Concentrating on web... Read More →

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C20 (MOSF Education)
  • Panel Type Kids-friendly

4:30pm

Draw Dr. Who Characters with Keir Lyes
Limited Capacity seats available

You know Who, but do you know how to draw your favorite Drs. and their companions? Come learn how to draw everyone and everything from the Dr. Who universe with Art Way Alliance artist Keir Lyles. From the first doctor to Daleks to the TARDIS itself, you don’t want to miss out on how to depict your favorite incarnation. If time permits, maybe Keircan will teach you how to depict yourself as a Time Lord.

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Speakers
Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)

5:30pm

Comic Covers Design 101 with Dan Nokes
Limited Capacity seats available

Dan Nokes hosts a workshop on how design your basic comic book cover working through from concept, to do's and don’ts, to the tropes and trade secrets of the masters and journeymen alike!

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Speakers
Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)
 
Saturday, May 26
 

9:00am

Boolean Girl Coding Workshop A
Limited Capacity seats available

Escape Velocity welcomes back Boolean Girl! Kids are invited to join this workshop for hands-on coding experience. Space is limited to 25 students, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Note: all the Boolean Girl sessions are separate, identical sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Boolean Girl

Boolean Girl

Boolean Girl, a non profit corporation founded in 2014, is educating girls to code, build, invent, and animate. We provide enrichment classes, all-girl camps, special events, and partnerships - preparing girls everywhere to explore computer programming and engineering.

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
 Baltimore 3

10:00am

Robot Dance School
This interactive performance teaches basic programming concepts. Best for kids in K-6.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissy Rey

Chrissy Rey

Pongos Learning Lab
Chrissy has been working with the web since 1995. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Maryland in College Park, and spent some time working as a zookeeper and animal technician before she gave up animal wrangling for programming. Concentrating on web... Read More →

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Exhibit Hall - Booth C20 (MOSF Education)
  • Panel Type Kids-friendly

10:00am

Boolean Girl Coding Workshop B
Limited Capacity seats available

Escape Velocity welcomes back Boolean Girl! Kids are invited to join this workshop for hands-on coding experience. Space is limited to 25 students, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Note: all the Boolean Girl sessions are separate, identical sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Boolean Girl

Boolean Girl

Boolean Girl, a non profit corporation founded in 2014, is educating girls to code, build, invent, and animate. We provide enrichment classes, all-girl camps, special events, and partnerships - preparing girls everywhere to explore computer programming and engineering.

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
 Baltimore 3

11:00am

Boolean Girl Coding Workshop C
Limited Capacity seats available

Escape Velocity welcomes back Boolean Girl! Kids are invited to join this workshop for hands-on coding experience. Space is limited to 25 students, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Note: all the Boolean Girl sessions are separate, identical sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Boolean Girl

Boolean Girl

Boolean Girl, a non profit corporation founded in 2014, is educating girls to code, build, invent, and animate. We provide enrichment classes, all-girl camps, special events, and partnerships - preparing girls everywhere to explore computer programming and engineering.

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
 Baltimore 3

11:30am

Pokemon Go & Draw
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join AWA Artists as they show you how to draw some of your favorite Pokemon characters. From the original 151 to the new Sun & Moon starters, these artists know them all. Participants may even help to create their own creatures! Bring your Pokedex and creativity!

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)

12:00pm

Minecrafting
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Create your own Minecraft tools and defeat the Endermen! Children ages 5-12 are welcome with a parent. 

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C20 (MOSF Education)

1:00pm

The History and Art of Anime Styles with Pauil Kohberger
Limited Capacity filling up

The roots of Japanese comics and animation stretch back over a hundred years.From their beginnings as kamishibai, or slideshows, to the contemporary shows and films of today, this panel will discuss various artists and classic works.

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Speakers
Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)

1:00pm

Sci-Fi Dough Ornaments
Show your love of Science Fiction with this great make and take activity for kids of all ages. Let's make dough ornaments! Join us in an all ages workshop (kids under 10 will need parent assistance).

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C20 (MOSF Education)

2:00pm

Minecraft Stop Motion Animation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Use our equipment, including backdrops, stages, and mini-figures to make your very own Minecraft movie! 

Speakers
avatar for Chrissy Rey

Chrissy Rey

Pongos Learning Lab
Chrissy has been working with the web since 1995. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Maryland in College Park, and spent some time working as a zookeeper and animal technician before she gave up animal wrangling for programming. Concentrating on web... Read More →

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C20 (MOSF Education)
  • Panel Type Kids-friendly

2:30pm

Finding My Identity in Cosplay with Kurenai Kiba
Limited Capacity seats available

Though it brings happiness to millions around the world, cosplay can get a bit perplexing. If you have any questions, bring them to me! Together we will be going through any and all questions that may be plaguing you so you can leave the con inspired and ready to tackle your projects head on.

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Speakers
avatar for Kurenai Kiba

Kurenai Kiba

Owner, Kurenai Kiba
I'm an artist. I paint. I write. I sew. I craft. Whatever it takes to make the idea a reality. Most of the time, it takes cosplay to do that. I love using different mediums to achieve something great. I constantly strive to better my art and I hope you can enjoy the results of my... Read More →

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)

4:00pm

Be Your Own Superhero with C. Edward Sellner of Visionary Comics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We may not live in a world where people fly or lift cars, but we can all discover our own super-powers and be a real super-hero! Join a fun workshop and learn about the great heroes and heroines of comics who are more popular today than ever! Learn what it takes to be a real super-hero, and design your own superhero look! This is an active and artistic workshop for children and youth ages 6 and up.

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Speakers
avatar for C. Edward Sellner

C. Edward Sellner

Co-Founder / Co-CEO / Writer-Artist Chief Creative Officer, Visionary Comics

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)

5:30pm

Hit Confirm: a Brief History of Character Design for Video Games with Tyrone Barnes
Limited Capacity filling up

Video games are the only mainstream art form in which the audience is not just present, but rather participating in the story. Its characters are not ones to simply be watched, but “used.” How does one find a way to make a compelling character that is just as much fun to use as to watch? Game designers have come up with a lot of answers to this question over the years. Come sit down with Tyrone Barnes to see a brief summary of them! Q&A afterwards.

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Speakers
Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:30am

Intro to Game Design Theory (So You Want To Make Games?) with Jake Heagy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Game design is the art of conceptualizing goals, rules, challenges, and rewards to define board games, card games, role-playing games, video games… you name it. With the rising popularity of board games and video games, the need for strong design is becoming ever more essential. In this workshop, students will learn to theorize and analyze popular video games and attempt to convert those games into paper and pencil games. As a class, we will decide on a popular video game and discuss the elements of that game (the rules, characters, challenges,rewards, etc.) that make it unique. From there we will interpret the elements and figure out ways that we can adapt them into a board or card game format. (Ages 10 & up)

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Speakers
Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Sunday May 27, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)

1:00pm

A Wrinkle in Time Open Forum
Did you love "A Wrinkle in Time" as a child? Do you love it still? What did you think of the movie adaptation? This is an open forum group discussion of one of the most beloved science fiction stories of all time. Youth from the Little Phoenixes Foundation's RISE Dreamers group will participate and provide the insight of new readers in the 21st century.

Moderators
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
 Woodrow Wilson B

1:00pm

Fight of the Century: Sports in Science Fiction with Nick Allen & Troy-Jeffrey Allen
Limited Capacity seats available

Nick & Troy-Jeffrey Allen are the creators of FIGHT OF THE CENTURY, a biopunk sports drama. Join them as they discuss sports, science, "cheating to win", and how all these things inspired the creation of their wide-screen sci-fi epic.

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!


Speakers
Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)

2:30pm

World Development in Fantasy & Sci-Fi Story Telling with Tyrone Selby
Limited Capacity filling up

Tyrone Selby from Spark-Flow Studios guides writers aspiring to create works of pure fiction to create worlds that are completely unrealistic....however totally believable!

Space is limited to 20 attendees, so please add this to your My Sched to reserve a spot!

Speakers
avatar for Tyrone Selby

Tyrone Selby

Spark-Flow Studios

Staff
avatar for Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul

Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Science Fiction
Jessica is an English/Language Arts special education teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana. Jessica strongly believes in teaching the whole child and is passionate about differentiation in education. As an educator and life long lover of all things Sci-Fi, she is thrilled to be able to... Read More →

Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Booth C18 (Art Way Alliance)