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Our Featured Panelists

Jana Hallford
Producer, Writer & LockDownCon Founder - Swords & Circuitry / Uncharted Regions / The Case of Evil
Susan Fox
Costumer & Podcaster - Executive Producer at Krypton Radio / Managing Editor Hollywood News Calendar
Marc Biagi
Voice Actor/Actor - Star Trek Online / Origin: Beyond the Impact
Dude Vader
Megan Fox
Batt Rivera
Neal Hallford
Game Designer, Filmmaker & LockDownCon Founder - Betrayal at Krondor, Uncharted Regions, The Case of Evil
Anne Toole
Game Designer & Writer - Horizon Zero Dawn / Curse of the Pharoahs (Assassin's Creed: Origins DLC) / The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Xalavier Nelson Jr.
Game Designer & Writer - An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs / SkateBIRD / We Are the Caretakers
Haris Orkin
Game Designer, Writer, Voice Director - Call of Juarez, Uncharted Regions "Trail of Fears", You Only Live Once
Whitney Beltrán
Narrative Designer - Bluebeard's Bridge / HoloVista
Miguel Rodriguez
Educator & Film Festival Director - The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
Malia Miglino
Internet Host - Macabre Mondays
Brandon Easton
Screenwriter & Comics Author - Marvel's Agent Carter / Watson and Holmes / Thundercats
John Jennings
Editor & Graphic Novelist - Parable of the Sower / Box of Bones / Blacker the Ink: Constructions of the Black Identity
Gabriel Valentin
Graphic Novelist & Musician - Digitial Lizards of Doom / Lizards & Labyrinths / Famous Monsters
Geoffrey Thorne
Producer & Showrunner - Leverage / The Librarians / Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest
Nalo Hopkinson
Author - House of Whispers (The Sandman Universe) / Midnight Robber / Skin Folk
Trip Hawkins
Founder of Electronic Arts, The 3DO Company, and Digital Chocolate.
Warren Spector
Game Designer - Deus Ex / System Shock / Ultima Underworld
Lori Cole
Game Designer - Quest for Glory, Castle of Dr. Brain, Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption, Summer Daze at Hero-U.
Corey Cole
Game Designer - Game Designer - Quest for Glory, Castle of Dr. Brain, Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption, Summer Daze at Hero-U.
John Cutter
Game Designer - Betrayal at Krondor / Wings / Defender of the Crown
Matt Barton
Author & Host - Dungeons & Desktops / Honoring the Code / Matt Chat
Tad Williams
Author - Empire of Grass / The Witchwood Crown / The Dragonbone Chair / Otherland
Tim Powers
Author - The Anubis Gates / Forced Perspectives / The Stress of Her Regard
David Anthony Durham
Author - Acacia: The War with the Mein / Unfettered / Pride of Carthage
Ilana C. Myer
Author - Last Song Before Night / Fire Dance / The Poet King
André Bormanis
Producer & Science Advisor - The Orville / Cosmos: Possible Worlds / Mars
Larry Nemecek
Author, Host, Actor - Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion / Portal 47 / The Trek Files / Star Trek Continues
J. Holtham
Writer & Producer - Supergirl / Marvel's Jessica Jones / Marvel's Cloak & Dagger
Andrew Hudson
Writer & Fellow at the Arizona State University Center for Science and the Imagination
Dr. Ali M. Mattu
Psychologist & Television host - The Psych Show / Netflix + Vox’s The Mind Explained: Anxiety / HBO’s Doctor Commentaries
Dr. Jyotika Virmani
Oceanographer, XPrize Director, & Filmmaker - Executive Director of Schmidt Ocean Institute / Hashtag
Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen
Professor & Researcher - Principal Investigator, Computational Biology Research Group
Dr. Luis Echegoyen
Researcher & Editor - President of the American Chemical Society / Journal of Physical Organic Chemsitry
Dr. Gene Hallford
Professor & Research Analyst - Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
John Billingsley
Actor - Star Trek: Enterprise / The Orville / True Blood / Uncharted Regions
Fedra Ramirez
Actress & Musician - Uncharted Regions
Randy Davison
Actor - Uncharted Regions / Mank / The United States vs. Billy Holiday
Daniel Pierce
VO Artist & Photographer - Uncharted Regions
Teresa Huang
Screenwriter - MacGyver / Superstition / SEAL Team
Judalina Neira
Producer & Screenwriter - Netflix’s The Girls on the Bus / The Flash / Daisy Jones and the Six
Nancy Kiu
Executive Producer & Screenwriter - Batwoman / Castle / MacGyver
Gene Turnbow
Podcaster & Host - Krypton Radio
Shane Stacks
Podcaster & Author - Shane Plays Geek Talk / Dungeons & Desktops 2.0.
Sade’ Sellers
Producer, Screenwriter & Podcaster - Deadly Dispatch / Afro Horror Podcast
Gary Robey
Bookseller & Podcaster - A Galaxy Not So Far Away / Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
Ben Ragunton
Podcaster & Producer - TG Geeks / Uncharted Regions
David Raiklen
Composer, Producer & Host - Space Command / Heist / Classical Fan Club
Steve Garbade
Composer - Daisy Belle / Love All You Have Left / The Appointment
Ben Alpi
Director - Hashtag / Cowboy Creed / Star Trek New Voyages
Carvin Knowles
Composer & Filmmaker - The Funhouse Waltz / The Case of Evil / Peter Jackson's Hobbit Blog
William Wall
Producer & Director - Daisy Belle / Zero / The Immortal Edward Lumley
Jenn Page
Director & Producer - Cazadora / Waiting In the Wings / Playing With Beethoven
Blair Mowat
Composer & Writer - Doctor Who / Torchwood / Class
Susy Botello
Filmmaker, Instructor & Director - S. Botello Productions / International Mobile Film Festival
Jed Brophy
Actor - Nori in The Hobbit / King Kong / The Lord of the Rings
Mark Hadlow
Actor & Director - Dori from The Hobbit / King Kong / Mortal Engines
Merrick McCartha
Actor - Criminal Minds / Scorpion / Lethal Weapon / The Case of Evil
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LockDownCon introduces the first Swords & Circuitry Film Festival! This collection of short films will take you on a thrill ride through the lands of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, all produced by small-budget producers with tremendous imaginations. Screenings will begin on Friday, June 26th at 9 PM, Pacific Standard Time. At 11:00 PM, we'll bring you a collection of terrors specially curated by the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival director, Miguel Rodriguez.


We'll be announcing new selections for the festival every week, so come back soon to see what we've added!    



All Times Are Pacific Time

Friday, June 26th



Neal Hallford, Jana Hallford


Cosplay Showcase: The Arts & Crafts of Make-Believe

Susan Fox, Dude Vader, Marc Biagi,  Bat Rivera, Megan Fox, Jana Hallford (M)


Narrative Design For Computer Games

Neal Hallford, Anne Toole, Haris Orkin, Xalavier Nelson Jr., Whitney Beltrán, Jana Hallford (M)


Dinner Break


Swords & Circuitry Film Festival
Block 1

"The Con of Wrath: Teaser", "The Other Country", "Guitar Karate", "Daisy Belle", "Beauty & The Beast", "April's Big Day", "War of the Worlds Resurrection: VFX Demo", "Jenn Page: Director's Reel", "The Case of Evil"


Swords & Circuitry Film Festival
Block 2

"The Protectress", "Hashtag", "The Funhouse Waltz", "Macbre Mondays Special"


Swords & Circuitry Film Festival
Block 3 - Presented by Miguel Rodriguez & the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"Gingerfall Reckoning", "The Obliteration of the Chickens", "Re-Home", "Attention", "Caminante, Caminante!", "Playtime's Over", "Boxed", "LVRS"Waltz" 

Saturday, June 27th


The Golden Age of Computer Gaming

Trip Hawkins,Warren Spector, John Cutter, Neal Hallford, Lori Cole, Corey Cole, Matt Barton (M)


Top Shelf Fantasy: Conversations With Epic Authors

Tim Powers, David Anthony Durham, Tad Williams, Ilana C. Myer, Geoffrey Thorne, Neal Hallford (M)


Optimism & The Futures Of Sci-Fi Worlds

Andre Bormanis, Larry Nemecek, J. Holtham, Dr. Ali M. Mattu, Andrew Dana Hudson, Neal Hallford (M)


Restoring Scientific Thought In America

Andre Bormanis, Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen, Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Dr. Gene Hallford, Dr. Luis Echegoyen, Neal Hallford (M)


Sneak Preview: Uncharted Regions Episode "Haven" (Presentation sponsored by TG Geeks)

John Billingsley, Randy Davison,Fedra Ramirez, Daniel Pierce, Neal Hallford, Jana Hallford


I Am the Scribe From the Video: Fantastic TV Writers

Geoffrey Thorne,  Brandon Easton, Judalina Neira, Teresa Huang, Nancy Kiu, Neal Hallford (M)


Heroes At the Mic: Quarantine Edition

Ben Ragunton, Sade’ Sellers, Shane Stacks, Gene Turnbow, Gary Roby, Neal Hallford (M)


Saturday Night Satellite Transmissions

Digital Lizards of Doom, David Raiklen, Steve Garbade


Afro-Futuristic Visions In Comics

John Jennings, Geoffrey Thorne, Gabriel Valentin, Brandon Easton, Nalo Hopkinson, Neal Hallford (M) 

Sunday, June 28th


Monsters In My Backyard: Filmmaking On A Budget

Jenn Page, William Wall, Carvin Knowles, Ben Alpi, Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Neal Hallford (M)


BIG FINISH: The Universe of Doctor Who

Marc Biagi, Blair Mowat, Neal Hallford (M)


Filmmaking with Mobile Phones

Susy Botello, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow


The Actor’s Journey: Getting Booked In Hollywood

Merrick McCartha, Neal Hallford, Jana Hallford 


Convention Wrap Up

Neal Hallford, Jana Hallford 


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June 26th - 28th

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Trip Hawkins

Founder of Electronic Arts, The 3DO Company, and Digital Chocolate.

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