Welcome to Con-G:Geeks@Home 2024! Most events are being live streamed on our Twitch, with some happening on our Discord server. The live streamed events will be available on to our YouTube channel at some point after they air. You can check out most of our content from 2021, 2022 and 2023 on our Youtube Channel.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9
FMV CHAOS – 7:00 PM EST
Join us to watch some really cool FMV’s (Fandom Music Videos) that have been submitted to our showcase. Turn up the volume! Have a cool suggestion for a video for our FMV Showcase (can be anime, sci-fi, fantasy, etc. If it has a fandom, submit it!). They can be ones you have made or recommend. Links can be sent HERE
COSPLAY FOR MENTAL HEALTH WITH QUEEN HARLEEN – 8:00 PM EST
In this panel, we will discuss a number of mental health topics related to cosplay. Queen Harleen is a certified Fitness and wellness coach in mindful meditation and will walk us through a practice about confidence, strength and finding your authentic self.
KON’S TRIVIA CHALLENGE – 9:00 PM EST
Test your trivia knowledge on all things geeky!! Kon loves every fandom, from Avatar to Dragonball Z and everything in between (SCI-FI, Fantasy, Animation/Anime, Gaming, and more). Play along with us live with Triviamaker, the links will be available in the twitch stream. Hosted by Caitlin.
FMV DANCE PARTY – 10:00 PM EST
Join DJ Kon for an awesome dance party, complete with fun videos. Come and dance like nobody’s watching (because nobody is)! Join us on the discord to chat during the dance.
MY FAVOURITE HORROR SHOWS – 11:00 PM EST
You may not want to admit it, but most of us love to be scared (Not Kon thought, he’s a scaredy cat). There is something about the things that go bump in the night, that shadow at the edge of our vision, the empty road, that bring us back for more. So! Lets talk about horror and murder and mayhem and Mike Flanagan and Hannibal and other excellent scary stories. Hosted by Angela.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10
TIME TRAVEL IN VIDEO GAMES – 11:00 AM EST
A panel that fuses a little bit of science, a little bit of the different representations of time travel, a little bit of how it’s represented in video games, and a LOT of love for the ‘genre’—including some recommendations / inspirations!! Hosted by Nick T.
IT’S A CAUTIONARY TALE NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL – 12:00 PM Noon EST
1984, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Tinker’s World series. Often it seems like these works meant to warn us of upcoming dystopias are taken as direction manuals on how to ruin the world. Authors discuss.
THERE’S AN INDIE “4” THAT – 1:00 PM EST
Back again, Dan the Video Ninja has a fresh crop of indie games to talk about that will remind you all of some of your favorite nostalgic franchises and childhood gaming memories. Well as it turns out, there’s an indie for that!
THOSE DARN CANADIAN CARTOONS TURNED ME INTO A FURRY! – 2:00 PM EST
A panel about how coincidentally a LOT of cartoons and live action from the early 2000s, 90s and 80s were FULL of anthropomorphic characters. Hosted by Zee!
SURVIVING PRODUCTION – 3:00 PM EST
After over 35 plus years each, we have had a plethora of experiences and are happy to share how we survived the demands of the entertainment industry. Hosted by CarrHunger Creative
STRATEGIES FOR WELLNESS- 4:00 PM EST
Following up on yesterday’s discussion about mental health and cosplay, this panel covers wellness strategies for cosplayers. We will discuss burnout, procrastination, comparison, and tips on how to take care of mental health.
INTRODUCTION TO DIY ZINES – 5:00 PM EST
“Zines” (pronounced like “magazine”) are self-published creations that anyone can make – sometimes print, sometimes digital. This panel will be an introduction to the world of DIY zines. There will be a showcase of physical and digital zines, some resources and tools, and possibly a short demonstration.
Come join the lo-fi revolution and have fun with zines!
FOOD BREAK – 6:00 PM EST
MASQUERADE – 7:00 PM EST
The digital stage is set, sit back and enjoy some amazing costumes and great skits. We have some truly fabulous entries this year. Hosted again by our fabulous MC Chief MacBeth.
SUPER HERO TIME!: AN INTRODUCTION TO TOKUSATSU – 8:00 PM EST
This panel will include an overview of tokusatsu and its major franchises (including Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Ultraman). We’ll also uncover some beloved hidden gems such as Dogengers: a show starring Real-Life Local Heroes!
WE KNOW ABOUT REGRET! COME HAVE A DRINK! – 9:00 PM EST
Do you like mad science? Do you like mixing fun drinks and mocktails? Do you like The Last Unicorn? Our (not-professionally trained) mixologist has come up with a set of The Last Unicorn cocktails for us to make together! Prepare to be entertained and tipsy! In preparation for the panel, we have provided a list of ingredients you will need. Most of these should be easy to find at your local grocery or liquor store. NB: No need to have seen The Last Unicorn (but you should, it’s great!) and no worries if you don’t drink, we have mocktails!
GET THE LIST!
Note: We have organized the ingredients in no particular order to avoid spoilers. In case you want to follow along with only one or two of these drinks rather than buying a whole mini-bar worth of alcohol, you can click on the SPOILER link to get a list organized by drink.
NAME THAT ANIME! – 10:00 PM EST
How good is your anime knowledge? Well test it out in this screen capture game on Trivia Maker. Play with everyone and see how fast your reflexes are to recognize an image from different anime series spanning several decades! You might just add something to your watch list! Who will be crowned Anime Master?
VILLIANS WHO DESERVED BETTER VS. HEROES THAT JUST SUCK – 11:00 PM EST
Don’t lie – you have a villain you just KNOW deserved better. And, you have a hero that is just the worst. Like. They really shouldn’t be a hero but here we are. Come and get into it with our panelists – differing opinions welcome, all characters are up for debate. No holds barred. Hosted by Angela.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS (on a Sunday) – 10:00 AM EST (~3 hrs)
Join us on the discord server to watch old cartoons and anime that we have found. We use the watch youtube with friends app on chrome.
HIGH TEA @ CON-G – 1:00 PM EST
Unable to partake of the cocktails in the cocktail panel because you don’t drink alcohol? Missing the aura of a maid or butler café? Just want to have lunch? If you said yes to any of the above, then this panel’s for you! In this panel, we’ll be talking about tea and the goodies that you can eat with it, including the basic components of a teatime meal (sandwiches, scones, and desserts). I’ll also show you some of my favourite combinations for tea to go, perfect for packing in your favourite bento box!
SO YOUR KID WANTS TO COSPLAY – 2:00 PM EST
We’re kids educators who teach cosplay skills to kids. We can teach you how to teach your kid some 101 skills while learning yourself. We’ll touch on what materials to use and avoid, how to keep them motivated, how to manage the project and not ending up doing the whole costume yourself the night before. Brought to you by one of our wonderful sponsors Mischief Makers
COSPLAY AND CONTACTS – 3:00 PM EST
Everyone wants to look their best, and often that means using cosmetics on and around your eyes. Learn about how to keep your eyes happy and healthy with Dr. Kia who is a real life optometrist!
KON’S MYSTERY CONCLUSION – 4:00 PM EST
Did you complete the mystery game and want to know if you’re right? Did you find some of the clues and want to know where the rest were or what it’s all about? In this panel, we will show you where all the clues were, walk you through the solution and then announce a winner of the top prize (randomly drawn from all people who got the right answer). For more information on Kon’s mystery look here.
CAKE PANEL AKA CLOSING CEREMONIES – 4:30 PM EST
We thank our sponsors, guests, panelists, attendees and everyone else who made Con-G:Geeks@Home 2024 a success. We will be doing draws for prizes so tune in! Link to a mug cake you can make at home!