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Our Featured Panelists

Jana Hallford
Jana Hallford

Producer, Writer & LockDownCon Founder - Swords & Circuitry / Uncharted Regions / The Case of Evil

Susan Fox
Susan Fox

Costumer & Podcaster - Executive Producer at Krypton Radio / Managing Editor Hollywood News Calendar

Marc Biagi
Marc Biagi

Voice Actor/Actor - Star Trek Online / Origin: Beyond the Impact

Dude Vader
Dude Vader

Cosplayer

Megan Fox
Megan Fox

Cosplayer

Batt Rivera
Batt Rivera

Cosplayer

Neal Hallford
Neal Hallford

Game Designer, Filmmaker & LockDownCon Founder - Betrayal at Krondor, Uncharted Regions, The Case of Evil

Anne Toole
Anne Toole

Game Designer & Writer - Horizon Zero Dawn / Curse of the Pharoahs (Assassin's Creed: Origins DLC) / The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Xalavier Nelson Jr.
Xalavier Nelson Jr.

Game Designer & Writer - An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs / SkateBIRD / We Are the Caretakers

Haris Orkin
Haris Orkin

Game Designer, Writer, Voice Director - Call of Juarez, Uncharted Regions "Trail of Fears", You Only Live Once

Whitney Beltrán
Whitney Beltrán

Narrative Designer - Bluebeard's Bridge / HoloVista

Miguel Rodriguez
Miguel Rodriguez

Educator & Film Festival Director - The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

Malia Miglino
Malia Miglino

Internet Host - Macabre Mondays

Brandon Easton
Brandon Easton

Screenwriter & Comics Author - Marvel's Agent Carter / Watson and Holmes / Thundercats

John Jennings
John Jennings

Editor & Graphic Novelist - Parable of the Sower / Box of Bones / Blacker the Ink: Constructions of the Black Identity

Gabriel Valentin
Gabriel Valentin

Graphic Novelist & Musician - Digitial Lizards of Doom / Lizards & Labyrinths / Famous Monsters

Geoffrey Thorne
Geoffrey Thorne

Producer & Showrunner - Leverage / The Librarians / Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest

Nalo Hopkinson
Nalo Hopkinson

Author - House of Whispers (The Sandman Universe) / Midnight Robber / Skin Folk

Trip Hawkins
Trip Hawkins

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

Warren Spector
Warren Spector

Game Designer - Deus Ex / System Shock / Ultima Underworld

Lori Cole
Lori Cole

Game Designer - Quest for Glory, Castle of Dr. Brain, Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption, Summer Daze at Hero-U.

Corey Cole
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
John Cutter

Game Designer - Betrayal at Krondor / Wings / Defender of the Crown

Matt Barton
Matt Barton

Author & Host - Dungeons & Desktops / Honoring the Code / Matt Chat

Tad Williams
Tad Williams

Author - Empire of Grass / The Witchwood Crown / The Dragonbone Chair / Otherland

Tim Powers
Tim Powers

Author - The Anubis Gates / Forced Perspectives / The Stress of Her Regard

David Anthony Durham
David Anthony Durham

Author - Acacia: The War with the Mein / Unfettered / Pride of Carthage

Ilana C. Myer
Ilana C. Myer

Author - Last Song Before Night / Fire Dance / The Poet King

André Bormanis
André Bormanis

Producer & Science Advisor - The Orville / Cosmos: Possible Worlds / Mars

Larry Nemecek
Larry Nemecek

Author, Host, Actor - Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion / Portal 47 / The Trek Files / Star Trek Continues

J. Holtham
J. Holtham

Writer & Producer - Supergirl / Marvel's Jessica Jones / Marvel's Cloak & Dagger

Andrew Hudson
Andrew Hudson

Writer & Fellow at the Arizona State University Center for Science and the Imagination

Dr. Ali M. Mattu
Dr. Ali M. Mattu

Psychologist & Television host - The Psych Show / Netflix + Vox’s The Mind Explained: Anxiety / HBO’s Doctor Commentaries

Dr. Jyotika Virmani
Dr. Jyotika Virmani

Oceanographer, XPrize Director, & Filmmaker - Executive Director of Schmidt Ocean Institute / Hashtag

Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen
Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen

Professor & Researcher - Principal Investigator, Computational Biology Research Group

Dr. Luis Echegoyen
Dr. Luis Echegoyen

Researcher & Editor - President of the American Chemical Society / Journal of Physical Organic Chemsitry

Dr. Gene Hallford
Dr. Gene Hallford

Professor & Research Analyst - Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

John Billingsley
John Billingsley

Actor - Star Trek: Enterprise / The Orville / True Blood / Uncharted Regions

Fedra Ramirez
Fedra Ramirez

Actress & Musician - Uncharted Regions

Randy Davison
Randy Davison

Actor - Uncharted Regions / Mank / The United States vs. Billy Holiday

Daniel Pierce
Daniel Pierce

VO Artist & Photographer - Uncharted Regions

Teresa Huang
Teresa Huang

Screenwriter - MacGyver / Superstition / SEAL Team

Judalina Neira
Judalina Neira

Producer & Screenwriter - Netflix’s The Girls on the Bus / The Flash / Daisy Jones and the Six

Nancy Kiu
Nancy Kiu

Executive Producer & Screenwriter - Batwoman / Castle / MacGyver

Gene Turnbow
Gene Turnbow

Podcaster & Host - Krypton Radio

Shane Stacks
Shane Stacks

Podcaster & Author - Shane Plays Geek Talk / Dungeons & Desktops 2.0.

Sade’ Sellers
Sade’ Sellers

Producer, Screenwriter & Podcaster - Deadly Dispatch / Afro Horror Podcast

Gary Robey
Gary Robey

Bookseller & Podcaster - A Galaxy Not So Far Away / Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Ben Ragunton
Ben Ragunton

Podcaster & Producer - TG Geeks / Uncharted Regions

David Raiklen
David Raiklen

Composer, Producer & Host - Space Command / Heist / Classical Fan Club

Steve Garbade
Steve Garbade

Composer - Daisy Belle / Love All You Have Left / The Appointment

Ben Alpi
Ben Alpi

Director - Hashtag / Cowboy Creed / Star Trek New Voyages

Carvin Knowles
Carvin Knowles

Composer & Filmmaker - The Funhouse Waltz / The Case of Evil / Peter Jackson's Hobbit Blog

William Wall
William Wall

Producer & Director - Daisy Belle / Zero / The Immortal Edward Lumley

Jenn Page
Jenn Page

Director & Producer - Cazadora / Waiting In the Wings / Playing With Beethoven

Blair Mowat
Blair Mowat

Composer & Writer - Doctor Who / Torchwood / Class

Susy Botello
Susy Botello

Filmmaker, Instructor & Director - S. Botello Productions / International Mobile Film Festival

Jed Brophy
Jed Brophy

Actor - Nori in The Hobbit / King Kong / The Lord of the Rings

Mark Hadlow
Mark Hadlow

Actor & Director - Dori from The Hobbit / King Kong / Mortal Engines

Merrick McCartha
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!    

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SCHEDULE

All Times Are Pacific Time

Friday, June 26th

5:30pm

Welcome

Neal Hallford, Jana Hallford

6:00pm

Cosplay Showcase: The Arts & Crafts of Make-Believe

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

7:00pm

Narrative Design For Computer Games

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

8pm

Dinner Break

9pm

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"

10pm

Swords & Circuitry Film Festival
Block 2

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

11pm

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

12:00pm

The Golden Age of Computer Gaming

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

1pm

Top Shelf Fantasy: Conversations With Epic Authors

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

2pm

Optimism & The Futures Of Sci-Fi Worlds

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

3pm

Restoring Scientific Thought In America

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

4pm

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

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

5pm

I Am the Scribe From the Video: Fantastic TV Writers

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

6pm

Heroes At the Mic: Quarantine Edition

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

7pm

Saturday Night Satellite Transmissions

Digital Lizards of Doom, David Raiklen, Steve Garbade

11:00am

Afro-Futuristic Visions In Comics

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

Sunday, June 28th

12:00pm

Monsters In My Backyard: Filmmaking On A Budget

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

1:00pm

BIG FINISH: The Universe of Doctor Who

Marc Biagi, Blair Mowat, Neal Hallford (M)

2:00pm

Filmmaking with Mobile Phones

Susy Botello, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow

3:00pm

The Actor’s Journey: Getting Booked In Hollywood

Merrick McCartha, Neal Hallford, Jana Hallford 

4:00pm

Convention Wrap Up

Neal Hallford, Jana Hallford 

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