EFSC to Hold First Annual Titan-Con at Palm Bay Campus

Come check out the First Annual EFSC Titan-Con on Thursday, March 30, 2017! Join us from 11 AM to 8 PM on the Palm Bay campus for a full day of comic, anime and pop culture panels, plus interactive activity sessions hosted by EFSC faculty and students. Comics from Famous Faces and Funnies will be on display in the Auditorium Lobby, and the day will conclude with a Student Cosplay Competition that highlights the popular performance art of dressing like a favorite character. The full schedule of events is as follows:

Panel Discussions

“Violence is as Violence Does: Imagery in The Walking Dead”
11 AM - 12 PM, Rm. 107G (Auditorium)
Speakers: Dr. Phil Simpson & Dr. Debra Marshall

Did the creators of AMC’s "The Walking Dead" cross a moral boundary with the Season 7 premiere, or is the graphic slaying of characters a reflection of the society in which we live?

“Oh the Humanities: Reflections of Humanities Themes in the Films of Hayao Miyazaki”
12:30 - 1:30 PM, Rm. 107G (Auditorium)
Speakers: David Clark, MLS & Mike Baker, ANIME Club President
A youthful, but battle-hardened prince is stricken with a deadly curse, a little girl wanders into an abandoned amusement park and an apocalyptic war pushes the remnants of humankind into a struggle for existence at the outer reaches of a poisonous forest colonized by gigantic insects…oh, the humanities!

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Each session will run concurrently and be held twice from 2 - 3 PM and  3 - 4 PM.  A maximum of 20 people can attend at each time, with session room locations announced soon. Materials for all sessions will be provided. To pre-register for a session, contact Susan Houts at 321-433-5241 or houtss@easternflorida.edu

Session A: “Wound Making 101: How to Create Realistic Body Wounds”
Richard Wade has been an entertainer and makeup artist for several years, having recently worked on local film productions as a lead makeup artist and production assistant. His work includes conceptualizing and creating commercial haunted houses, horror and sci-fi makeup, with experience in specialized body casting and molding.

Session B: “Costuming: From Concept to Cloth”
Theresa Russell, EFSC Humanities Instructor and Cosplay Expert
Do you have an idea for a costume or character you would like to portray? How do you create your character through costuming? Attend this session on how to take those ideas and turn them into a working pattern to create your own designs. From using old clothes to everyday items and fabric, your imagination does not need to break the bank for awesome effects.

Session C: “Table Top Gaming: ‘Dread’”
Hosted by the EFSC Tabletop RPG Club
The world of Dread is full of “fight or flight” scenarios. Actually, make that “die horribly or run away screaming” scenarios. Choose wisely in a 50-minute table-top gaming experience.

Session D: “Japanese Anime in America: A Sampler of Anime Culture”
Hosted by the EFSC Anime Club
Join us for an in-depth discussion of anime culture including an examination of the process of anime creation from start to finish, followed by a tour of locations and events focused on anime culture. The session will conclude with a showing of clips from iconic animes.

Session E: “Quick Draw Competition”
Hosted by the EFSC My Definition of Art Club
Create your best drawing in 45 minutes! Pictures will be displayed for judging at the Student Cosplay Competition. All supplies will be provided, and prizes will be awarded for first and second place.

Cosplay Presentation & Student Cosplay Competition

"Making Cosplay” Presentation 
Prior to the competition, cosplay expert Theresa Russell will discuss tips and tricks for creating your best character. From concept to costuming, see how the imagination and a couple of bucks can make your cosplay ideas come to fruition. The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A on character development through design. Costumes designed by Theresa Russell will be on display.

Student Cosplay Competition
6 - 8 PM, Rm. 107G (Auditorium)
A panel of cosplay experts will judge student costumes based on creativity and character development. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. The contest is open to current EFSC students only. Full-face masks are not permitted.

For more information or to pre-register for events, contact Associate Professor Susan Houts at 321-433-5241 or houtss@easternflorida.edu or Student Life Coordinator Ancel Robinson at 321-433-5374 or robinsona@easternflorida.edu