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Friday, May 25
 

3:00pm EDT

DC Stunt Coalition
DC Stunt Coalition shows off with workshops and demos!

Moderators
Speakers
Staff
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

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 →

Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Exhibit Hall - B18 (Stage)

5:00pm EDT

Cheesy Line-Reading Contest
Acting can be difficult, especially when the dialogue is written by George Lucas post-1990 or Tommy Wiseau. We like to criticize the actors in our favorite sci-fi movies and TV shows, but is it really their fault? Come see if fellow Escape Velocity attendees can deliver a monologue about sand better than Hayden Christensen, or scream about bees with more sincerity than Nicolas Cage. May the cheesiest actor win!

It's an interactive, hilarious performance that involves audience participation, and celebrates science fiction in Pop Culture.


Moderators
avatar for Brandon Troy

Brandon Troy

Host/Co-Creator, Movers & Shakers Unlimited
Brandon started his career from a young age on Film/TV. However, in the decades since, he has expanded his interests to producing, editing, and directing. If you don't find I'm at your local Con or expo, you be sure to find him on the COX Cable Series, MOVERS & SHAKERS UNLIMITED... Read More →

Speakers
Staff
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

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 →

Friday May 25, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
 Annapolis 4

10:00pm EDT

Super Art Fight
The self-described Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe crash-lands into Escape Velocity with a special, nighttime adult version of Super Art Fight! A unique mixture of pro-wrestling style storytelling, live art, and improv comedy, Super Art Fight is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Cheer on your favorite artists to victory, but look out for the random topics from the Wheel of Death! For more details, check out SuperArtFight.com.

Staff
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

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 →

Friday May 25, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
 Woodrow Wilson D

10:00pm EDT

Late Night Karaoke
Join us for some Fun and Nerdy Karaoke!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Bartleson

Lindsay Bartleson

Geek Diva Cosplay
Lindsay Bartleson started cosplaying just three years ago, at her first convention, which was the first ReGeneration Who. She has gone on to win several craftsmanship, performance, and Best In Show awards. She is now a master level costumer. She also has been a performance judge... Read More →

Staff
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

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 →

Friday May 25, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00am EDT
 Annapolis 4
 
Saturday, May 26
 

3:00pm EDT

The Circus Siren Pod Presents: Alien Mermaid Meet, Greet, and Swim!
Meet the Circus Siren Pod from the Shenandoah Valley during this Meet and Greet.

Speakers
avatar for Mermaid Charlotte (Stephanie Anderson)

Mermaid Charlotte (Stephanie Anderson)

The Water Dancer
Charlotte is a lake mermaid from New York state where she once guarded a castle until, with the rise of the modern age, she was no longer needed and ventured out, eventually finding the pod. She lives to free dive, spending minutes on end peacefully beneath the surface and boasts... Read More →
avatar for Merman Finneas (Sean Mancho)

Merman Finneas (Sean Mancho)

Gaudian of Atlantis
Merman Finneas is the fierce and loyal guardian of the underwater metropolis that is Atlantis. Mermen are rarely sighted on land but Finneas loves to visit his siren sisters and children of earth, proving to the doubters everywhere that mermen are real. 
avatar for My Alien Mermaids

My Alien Mermaids

Circus Siren Pod
The Circus Siren Pod is the water performance arm of Circus Siren Entertainment, which includes bubble artists, water-based acrobatics and our extremely popular team of professional mermaids. This group of multi-talented artists have years of experience entertaining both children... Read More →
avatar for Mermaid Seanna (Anni Mielke)

Mermaid Seanna (Anni Mielke)

The Shenandoah Mermaid
The Shenandoah mermaid is staple in Virginia. With a strong focus on marine education, Seanna has performed across the caribbean and has extensive experience performing in aquariums for children and adults alike.
avatar for Mermaid Izriella (Madison Nunes)

Mermaid Izriella (Madison Nunes)

The Abyssal Mermaid
You can catch a glimpse of Izriella on one of her frequent trips to the surface from the deep sea. She has a passion for the sea creatures she shares her home with travels the world spreading awarness about marine animals and conservation.

Staff
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

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 →

Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Exhibit Hall - B18 (Stage)

4:00pm EDT

DC Stunt Coalition
DC Stunt Coalition shows off with a workshop and demonstration!

Moderators
Speakers
Staff
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

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 →

Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Exhibit Hall - B18 (Stage)

5:00pm EDT

Geek Rock with Miss Nerdstiles
Come enjoy some sci fi music. We'll have Sci-fi and pop culture flavored music in a relaxing atmosphere. Some tunes are sing-along, while some are laugh-along.

Moderators
CS

Cat Smith

Cat Smith is the reigning Miss Nerdstiles, having inherited the crown from absolutely no one, because she made it up. She is an actor, a musician, a cosplayer, and a general nuisance (General Nuisance *salute*). She and her ukulele have charmed the collective socks off of LI Who and... Read More →

Staff
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

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 →

Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
Exhibit Hall - B18 (Stage)

10:30pm EDT

Late Night Karaoke
Back for a second night due to popular demand--join us for some Fun and Nerdy Karaoke!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Bartleson

Lindsay Bartleson

Geek Diva Cosplay
Lindsay Bartleson started cosplaying just three years ago, at her first convention, which was the first ReGeneration Who. She has gone on to win several craftsmanship, performance, and Best In Show awards. She is now a master level costumer. She also has been a performance judge... Read More →

Staff
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

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 →

Saturday May 26, 2018 10:30pm - 11:59pm EDT
 Annapolis 3

10:30pm EDT

Super Art Fight
The self-described Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe crash-lands into Escape Velocity! A unique mixture of pro-wrestling style storytelling, live art, and improv comedy, Super Art Fight is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Cheer on your favorite artists to victory, but look out for the random topics from the Wheel of Death! For more details, check out SuperArtFight.com.

Staff
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

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 →

Saturday May 26, 2018 10:30pm - Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30am EDT
 Annapolis 4
 
Sunday, May 27
 

2:00pm EDT

DC Stunt Coalition
Watch Dc Stunt Coalition Demonstrate their action packed knowlege on the stage!

Moderators
Speakers
Staff
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

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 →

Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Exhibit Hall - B18 (Stage)