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Saturday, August 8

11:00am AEST

Patterns - Making Cosplay the Right Size!
Whether it's a 'simple' dress, an axe, or a full scale evangellion recreation, you're going to need a pattern!
Askar Cosplay is a pro when it comes to creatting patterns. Living by the rule "Measure twice, cut once!", she's learned the hard way that patterns not only save you time, but a LOT of money!

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Askar Cosplay

Crafting art is my passion. I joined the ranks of cosplayers around the world in this wonderful hobby, back in 2013, and had the privilege to compete, place, and win with what I've learned from both masters and fellow hobbyists alike. More recently, I have turned my hobby into a second... Read More →

Saturday August 8, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am AEST
Nextra Sessions #1

12:00pm AEST

Star Wars Academia
With a doctorate focussed on pop-culture, it's no wonder Disney asked Dan to write an evaluation of their latest Star Wars trilogy.
In this session, Dan will be sharing his insights into the series, and talking more about how the iconic series has evolved over the last 40 years!

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Dan Golding

Dr. Dan Golding is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at Swinburne University and the host of Screen Sounds on ABC Classic. His new book, Star Wars After Lucas, is out now and published by the University of Minnesota Press. Dan also made the soundtracks to Untitled Goose... Read More →

Saturday August 8, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm AEST
Nextra Sessions #1

1:00pm AEST

Writing for Tabletop RPGs: Getting Started
Aspiring to become an RPG creator? Chaosium vice president Michael O'Brien and best selling DM's Guild author M.T. Black present a helpful guide for your first steps for writing, producing, and ultimately getting published in the world of tabletop RPGs.

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Chaosium Inc

Founded by visionary game designer Greg Stafford in 1975, for more than forty years, Chaosium Inc. has captivated gamers, readers and mythic adventures worldwide.Chaosium creates award-winning roleplaying games, board games, and fiction, acclaimed as some of the most engaging and... Read More →

Saturday August 8, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEST
Nextra Sessions #1

2:00pm AEST

Creations from WETA Workshop
Wilf Robinson, head of WETA Workshop Collectibles, and the team at WETA got together to show us a bit of what they do and to answer your questions!
Come and see what the New Zealand team who breathed life into 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings' are doing now!

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WETA Workshop

WETA Workshop
With seventeen manufacturing departments housed in one facility, Weta Workshop has the technology, techniques and talented crew to tackle almost any creative brief. For more than thirty years we’ve crafted hundreds of thousands of weapons; detailed miniatures; immersive attractions... Read More →

Saturday August 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST
Nextra Sessions #1

3:00pm AEST

Making Comic Books
Since 1995, Killeroo has grown from a one page strip to a full blown award winning comic series.
As a self published comic artist and writer, Darren has more than made a name for himself on the world stage.
In this session, he'll be talking about everything that goes into creating comics, from his creative process, to self publishing.

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Darren Close

Darren Close is an Australian comics creator. He has primarily self-published comics about his character Killeroo for the last 20 years, most recently the GANGWARS anthology. He also founded the OzComics website, which later became a weekly drawing challenge on Facebook.Having published... Read More →

Saturday August 8, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm AEST
Nextra Sessions #1

4:00pm AEST

Speaking Simulator Sound Design
Ever thought about a career in voice acting? How about creating your own version of 'simlish'?
While creating and implementing the sound design for Speaking Simulator, these were some of the challenges that Andrew faced!
He joined us to talk all about the sound design in Speaking Simulator and to give us a sneak peak into the world of adaptive audio for games.

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Andrew Curnock

Described by his childhood piano teacher as “the worst student” she'd ever had, Andrew has forged a career making music and sound for a diverse range of media platforms. Having written music for film, television, and even making cheesy mobile phone ringtones, his first game soundtrack... Read More →

Saturday August 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm AEST
Nextra Sessions #1
Sunday, August 9

9:00am AEST

Wardrobe Malfunction & Cosplay Repairs
The Cosplay Repair Guild is an alliance of caring and fun cosplayers who wish to provide top notch and professional repair service to any and all in need at a convention or other event at which they attend.
In this session, they're sharing some of their top tips for fixing your cosplay and avoiding disaster!

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Cosplay Repair Guild

We are a group of Cosplay Repair folk who have formed a guild. We give professional-level free service to any and all cosplayers who need emergency repairs at events we attend. We always conduct our service with a smile and we love to have fun while we're doing our job! Our current... Read More →

Sunday August 9, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am AEST
Nextra Sessions #1

10:00am AEST

66 years of Godzilla
With 66 years behind it, Godzilla is one of the longest running movie franchises around. So, it's easy to imagine that there is a LOT of context and history that comes with this iconic story.
Matt is a Godzilla super fan, and in this session he's going to get us all up to speed!
But don't worry, there won't be a quiz!

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Matt Burkett

I'm host of the YouTube Channel "MONSTROSITIES: Tokusatsu Vlog" and a life-long fan of Japanese "tokusatsu" (live-action special effects) and daikaiju films ("giant monsters") ... especially Godzilla!Learn more on social media!Youtube: @tokusatsuvlogTwitter: @tokusatsuvlog

Sunday August 9, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am AEST
Nextra Sessions #1

11:00am AEST

Let's play Jackbox Games!
Join us as we play Jackbox games! Have fun but remember to keep it PG!

Sunday August 9, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am AEST
Nextra Sessions #1

12:00pm AEST

Tintin Unmasked
Was Hergé, the author of Tintin books, actually Tintin incognito? Did he use his character to survive the Second World War? Join pop culture historian, Stuart A. Blair, as he delves into the history and influences behind the creation of the character Tintin, and the mysteries of his controversial creator Hergé, as well as the context, stereotypes, representations and controversies in comic book literature including the early Tintin albums.

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Stuart A Blair

Stuart is a keynote speaker at literary events, French festivals, pop culture festivals, and comic conventions around Australia, and he is currently on his national speaking tour - Tintin Unmasked. His area of specialisation is classic European comic book literature, and 1950's and... Read More →

Sunday August 9, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm AEST
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