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Thursday, April 27
 

4:00pm

Indiegogo and VIP Early Check-In
Want to get a head start on all things HavenCon? If you purchased passes during our Indiegogo campaign, skip the lines by grabbing your passes early.

Thursday April 27, 2017 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration - Main Hall
 
Friday, April 28
 

10:00am

Registration Hours
Passes!  Get your passes here!

Friday April 28, 2017 10:00am - 9:00pm
Registration - Main Hall

10:00am

TableTop Lounge by Dragon's Lair
Join fellow players for some nonstop tabletop gaming courtesy of Dragon's Lair.

Friday April 28, 2017 10:00am - Saturday April 29, 2017 1:00am
Gryphon Court Yard Lounge

11:00am

Queer Villainy – A Step Forward or Back?
Now that queer characters have become more mainstream, is it time for them to embrace villainy again? Our panelists take a look at what it means to be bad.

Moderators
avatar for Barbara Ann Wright

Barbara Ann Wright

I write fantasy and science fiction novels starring LGBT characters. I collect pens, journals, and anything with glitter on it. I freakin' love rainbows. Like, literally. I make silly trailers for my books starring Barbie dolls because I can't ever take anything completely seriou... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Drago Keep Dezavala

11:00am

Service Dogs 101
An educational panel about service dogs; types, laws, etiquette, and more.

Friday April 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Another Castle Robertson

12:00pm

Cositivity: Loving Yourself & Others Through Cosplay
Join cosplayer Shannon Brewer for a discussion about the positive impact cosplay can have on an individual and their community, such as body confidence, overcoming shyness, and bringing characters to life for charity.

Moderators
avatar for Shannon Brewer

Shannon Brewer

Marketing Director, Hops & Heroes Comics
Shannon Brewer currently resides in Austin, TX treating each day as if it is a fantasy. By day, she works at one of the country’s largest indie book stores, Book People, as the School Events Coordinator and Young Adult Specialist. By night, she is a member of the team behind the... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

12:00pm

Cosplay Meetup
Cosplayers aren't usually hard to find at HavenCon, but if you'd like to hang with fellow cosplayers, come to the Oregon Trail room for an informal meetup.

[Note: This is an unmoderated meetup. There will be no speaker or panel, just a space for like-minded members of fandoms to meet up and make friends.]  

Friday April 28, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

12:00pm

Exhibitors Hall
Friday April 28, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Exhibitors Hall Phoenix Central and South

1:00pm

Fursuit Construction Q&A With Syber
Ever wanted to make your own fursuit but had so many about questions where to begin? Pick my brain with what you want to know. From character design to supplies to techniques. 

Moderators
avatar for Syber

Syber

President, Made Fur You
Artist, seamstress, business entrepreneur and part time dog. Woof!

Friday April 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

1:00pm

PRIDE in Performance
Artists in the worlds of drag, theater, and burlesque come together to discuss issues they face living with pride as members of the LGBTQIA community.

Moderators
avatar for Electra Mourning

Electra Mourning

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Electra Mourning has called Austin home since 2007.A proud member of Austin's Burlesque Alliance, and the Burlesque Hall of Fame, she is also a founding member of the Central Texas Queerlesque Community. Electra Mourning IS the Sultry Southern St... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

2:00pm

Anime Meetup
Looking for other anime fans at HavenCon? Come to the Oregon Trail room for an informal meetup.

[Note: This is an unmoderated meetup. There will be no speaker or panel, just a space for like-minded members of fandoms to meet up and make friends.] 

Friday April 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

2:00pm

Corsets: History, Design, and Wear
Corsets are beautiful and intriguing, and there's more to them than meets the eye. Learn about the past, present, and future of this lovely garment.

Moderators
Friday April 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

2:00pm

VIP Lounge Sponsored By Hops and Heroes
VIPs can take advantage of the new VIP lounge at HavenCon 3.
Enjoy snacks and beverages while relaxing with your fellow VIPs thanks to our friends at Hops and Heroes!

Friday April 28, 2017 2:00pm - 9:45pm
VIP Lounge

3:00pm

Fangs to Franchise: The Evolution of the Modern Vampire
Join vampire author and Vampire Royalty of New Orleans guest Gabrielle Faust for an in-depth exploration of the vampire from ancient lore to the multi-million dollar franchise it has become today.

Moderators
avatar for Gabrielle Faust

Gabrielle Faust

Gabrielle Faust

Friday April 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

3:00pm

Spandex, Leather Boots & Helmets: Leather Bar? No, POWER RANGERS!
Before there was Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, there was Super Sentai, a phenomenon that took the world by storm. Muscle Geek Physique dives into the world of rangers, sentai, and Power Ranger cosplay.

Moderators
Friday April 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

4:00pm

From Fanfiction to Professional Writing
Once upon a time, Brichibi and Snow were fanfiction writers who used to roleplay with their characters. Then one day Snow wrote the first chapter to a novel with those characters. Together, the two women had turned their fanfiction and roleplaying into a book series. This panel will go into how they managed to do that, and how fanfiction writing became one of the best ways to practice their craft.

Moderators
Friday April 28, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

4:00pm

Gaymer Meetup
Looking to meet some fellow gaymers at HavenCon? Come to the Oregon Trail room and find some new co-op buddies.

[Note: This is an unmoderated meetup. There will be no speaker or panel, just a space for like-minded members of fandoms to meet up and make friends.]  

Friday April 28, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Pulse Play Space Austin

4:00pm

JS Joust Mania
Come join us in a movement game bonanza! Keep your controller still while trying to knock opponents out! it's an absolute blast! 16 players per game

Moderators
Friday April 28, 2017 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

4:00pm

Pulse Play Space
Whether it's Super Smash, Rock Band, VR, or retro Nintendo games, come check out the HavenCon Arcade to get your gaming fix.


Friday April 28, 2017 4:00pm - Saturday April 29, 2017 1:00am
Pulse Play Space Austin

5:00pm

Mon Visage Est Fatigué: Happy Hour with Karin Weekes
Is your face tired? Come get refreshed and rejuvenated with BioWare lead editor Karin Weekes!

Moderators
avatar for Aech Alvarez

Aech Alvarez

Talent Coordinator, HavenCon
Aech Alvarez is a writer, gamer, and more-than-occasional purveyor of sass who lives and works in the Austin area. After an exodus from the questionable oasis of Laredo, Texas, he continued his studies at the University of Texas at Austin. When not working at his day job or revising... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Lead Editor, BioWare
Karin is Lead Editor for BioWare’s three studios. She has worked at BioWare since 2006, editing Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect 3 Dragon Age II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins and various DLCs for the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. Karin... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

6:00pm

Beyond the Continuum
Join StJoan for a roundtable discussion about orientations that exist outside the Kinsey continuum and are often invisible in media and our community, including asexual, demisexual, and others.

Moderators
Friday April 28, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

6:00pm

HavenCon Organizer AMA
Join Organizer Shane and other members of the staff for an unfiltered and possibly tipsy Q&A full of information, insight, and more than a dollop or two of sass.

Moderators
SM

Susie Meadows

HavenCon
We welcome you to HavenCon – This safe place for all geeks, gamers, cosplayers, and everything in between. Because everybody truly does need a Haven.

Friday April 28, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

7:00pm

After Dark Furry Meetup & NSFW Nonsense
All the questions you wouldn't want mom to know you had the answers to...plus shouting, distinguished panelists, and fox abuse. Bring questions! Bring bad fanfic! Bring markers! Bring yourself!

Moderators
Friday April 28, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

7:00pm

Zone - Sama's Hentai Dating Game
May tentacles bind you in an unholy union. Join us for an 18+ dating game in the 1970's style but with a twist.

Moderators
Friday April 28, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Another Castle Robertson

8:00pm

Friday Night HavenConcert ft. SIGNY
Join musical guest SIGNY Friday night for a HavenConcert from 8-9.
Want to know more?  Check them out at: http://www.wearesigny.com/

Open to all attendees so get your passes now at: https://register.growtix.com/e/havencon_3

Moderators

Friday April 28, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom

9:00pm

HavenCon Grand Illusionists Pageant
Join the finalists and friends as they compete for the title of the first Grand Illusionist of HavenCon!

Friday April 28, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom

11:00pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Are you a Rocky Horror virgin? Well, come on down for a rocking good time, and laugh until your sides split.

(Note: Please do NOT bring props that will leave a mess for the hotel, including (but not limited to) rice, confetti, toast, water pistols, and playing cards.)

Moderators
Friday April 28, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday April 29, 2017 1:00am
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom
 
Saturday, April 29
 

9:00am

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Cereal Pajama Party (VIP)
Start your day just like you would when you were a kid. We’re hosting a Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cereal Pajama Party! Relive your childhood as we watch cartoons, eat cereal and chat. Nerdy pajamas highly encouraged!

Saturday April 29, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
VIP Lounge

9:00am

Registration Hours
Yo!  We got you some passes!

Saturday April 29, 2017 9:00am - 9:00pm
Registration - Main Hall

10:00am

Denise Crosby Autographs
Celebrity Guests

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00am - 12:45pm
Exhibitors Hall Phoenix Central and South

10:00am

Paul Amos Autographs
Celebrity Guests

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00am - 1:45pm
Exhibitors Hall Phoenix Central and South

10:00am

Exhibitors Hall
Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibitors Hall Phoenix Central and South

10:00am

Pulse Play Space
Whether it's Super Smash, Rock Band, VR, or retro Nintendo games, come check out the HavenCon Arcade to get your gaming fix.

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00am - Sunday April 30, 2017 1:00am
Pulse Play Space Austin

10:00am

TableTop Lounge by Dragon's Lair
Join fellow players for some nonstop tabletop gaming courtesy of Dragon's Lair.

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00am - Sunday April 30, 2017 1:00am
Gryphon Court Yard Lounge

11:00am

It's the Start of the World As We Know It
Join author Barbara Ann Wright for a discussion on tips and tricks for world building in writing.

Moderators
avatar for Barbara Ann Wright

Barbara Ann Wright

I write fantasy and science fiction novels starring LGBT characters. I collect pens, journals, and anything with glitter on it. I freakin' love rainbows. Like, literally. I make silly trailers for my books starring Barbie dolls because I can't ever take anything completely seriou... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Drago Keep Dezavala

11:00am

Opening Ceremonies
Join Organizer Shane, staff, and guests of honor as we welcome you to HavenCon's third and biggest year yet!

Speakers
SM

Susie Meadows

HavenCon
We welcome you to HavenCon – This safe place for all geeks, gamers, cosplayers, and everything in between. Because everybody truly does need a Haven.


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom

11:00am

So You Want to Open a Comic or Game Store...
Join a group of current and former comic/game store owners as they discuss what it takes to open and run a store.

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Another Castle Robertson

11:00am

Youth Meetup
All-ages youth meetup

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Jeff Dewitt

11:00am

VIP Lounge Sponsored By Hops and Heroes
VIPs can take advantage of the new VIP lounge at HavenCon 3.
Enjoy snacks and beverages while relaxing with your fellow VIPs thanks to our friends at Hops and Heroes!

Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
VIP Lounge

12:00pm

Allies & the Community
What makes a good ally? Join us for a discussion on how allies, both inside and outside the LGBT+ umbrella, can help strengthen individuals, relationships, and the community as a whole.

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

12:00pm

The Do's and Don'ts of Self-Publishing
Thinking about self-publishing? There are a few "do's" and "don'ts" you should regard in order to avoid the common mistakes often made by first time self-published authors.

Moderators
avatar for Gabrielle Faust

Gabrielle Faust

Gabrielle Faust

Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

12:00pm

The Grand Game: Writing for Video Games
Video game development is a complex dance of movements, often becoming a grand game of its own. Join BioWare Lead Editor Karin Weekes and other BioWare writers for an insightful and entertaining presentation about writing for video games.

Moderators
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Lead Editor, BioWare
Karin is Lead Editor for BioWare’s three studios. She has worked at BioWare since 2006, editing Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect 3 Dragon Age II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins and various DLCs for the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. Karin... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom

12:00pm

Drag King Cosplay
Cosplay for Drag Kings or aspiring Drag Kings. Learn basic make up, contour, and other costuming concerns like binding, packing, etc.

Moderators
avatar for Papi Churro

Papi Churro

Genderqueer conceptual Drag King. Co-Producer for Boiz of Austin, Austin's All Drag King troupe. Cast member for Dangerzone Boylesque and Geeks on Fleek. Mr. Gay Capital of Texas for Life. Nationwide Drag Performer and Drag Son of Zane Zena.

Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Jeff Dewitt

12:00pm

GLBT Mixer (VIP)
Join HavenCon Organizer Shane, our Guests of Honor, vendors and more as we kick off HavenCon 3 with a GLBT (Guacamole, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato) mixer. Enjoy tasty sandwiches and great company at HavenCon 3!

[VIP or vendor pass required]

Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
VIP Lounge

1:00pm

Cosplay 101
Are you new to costuming? Learn the basics to get you started, from sewing to wigs to makeup.

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

1:00pm

Denise Crosby Q&A
Join us for a Q&A panel with Denise Crosby, the renowned actress known for her dual portrayals of Tasha Yar and Sela in Star Trek series and video games.

Moderators
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Lead Editor, BioWare
Karin is Lead Editor for BioWare’s three studios. She has worked at BioWare since 2006, editing Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect 3 Dragon Age II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins and various DLCs for the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. Karin... Read More →

Celebrity Guests

Saturday April 29, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom

1:00pm

Magic: The Gathering
This is a Magic: The Gathering sealed event.

Entry Cost: $25

Players will receive 6 (six) packs of the new set and land to run a 40-card deck in a mini tournament. Prizes include additional packs, based on attendance. 

Saturday April 29, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Gryphon Court Yard Lounge

2:00pm

Comics. Community. Charity.

Join Hops & Heroes for a discussion about the role comic book stores, game developers, and comic book publishers should play in bringing awareness to minority characters in comic books and games.


Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

2:00pm

Cosplay, Fitness, and the Body-Positive Self-Image
Join Muscle Geek Physique owners James Reese and Anthony Grillo for a discussion about cosplay and fitness, and why they blend so well together.

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

2:00pm

Paul Amos Q&A
Known for his memorable turn as Vex on the hit series Lost Girl, as well as the main protagonist Jacob Frye in Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Paul Amos makes his debut appearance in Austin, Texas, at HavenCon 3.

Moderators
avatar for Aech Alvarez

Aech Alvarez

Talent Coordinator, HavenCon
Aech Alvarez is a writer, gamer, and more-than-occasional purveyor of sass who lives and works in the Austin area. After an exodus from the questionable oasis of Laredo, Texas, he continued his studies at the University of Texas at Austin. When not working at his day job or revising... Read More →
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Lead Editor, BioWare
Karin is Lead Editor for BioWare’s three studios. She has worked at BioWare since 2006, editing Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect 3 Dragon Age II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins and various DLCs for the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. Karin... Read More →

Celebrity Guests

Saturday April 29, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom

2:00pm

Make Your Fight Scenes Awesome
Combat is a staple of both cosplay and fan films, but so often, the fighting and fight scenes we see aren't as good as we'd like them to be. In this interactive, hands-on workshop, we'll simulate cosplay and performance combat environments and run through some simple techniques for making your fighting awesome. We'll talk about things like:

- Martial mentality
- Fighting the man, not the sword
- Looking for an opening
- Telling a story
- And much more

If you've ever made -- or wanted to make -- a fan film with your own fight scenes, this workshop will make those scenes 100 times better. And if your goal is to make your cosplay believable, you'll leave looking like a professional fighter.

Moderators
avatar for François le Foutre

François le Foutre

Rear Admiral, The Raging Queen
François le Foutre was born in Fontenay sur Bois (the land of wood!) east of Paris. He entered the Navy upon finishing his studies and almost immediately rose up to the rank of Rear Admiral. With a reputation for dominating his friends and enemies alike, he earned the moniker The... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Jeff Dewitt

2:00pm

Denise Crosby Autographs
Celebrity Guests

Saturday April 29, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibitors Hall Phoenix Central and South

2:00pm

VIP Lounge Sponsored By Hops and Heroes
VIPs can take advantage of the new VIP lounge at HavenCon 3.
Enjoy snacks and beverages while relaxing with your fellow VIPs thanks to our friends at Hops and Heroes!

Saturday April 29, 2017 2:00pm - 9:45pm
VIP Lounge

3:00pm

Bi/Pan Visibility & Representation
Join HavenCon for one of our most consistently popular panels, a discussion of bisexual and pansexual characters in media.

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

3:00pm

Furry Meetup (All Ages)
Meet furries! Hug fursuiters! Take wolf selfies! Get questions answered and get connected with the ATX furry community!

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

3:00pm

Paul Amos Autographs
Celebrity Guests

Saturday April 29, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibitors Hall Phoenix Central and South

3:00pm

Monsterhearts RPG
Monsterhearts: The Blood of Misty Harbor
3-7 Players
No Experience Necessary

In the ailing town of Misty Harbor a secret cabal conspire to raise an old god of the sea by spilling the blood of a young girl: Leena, the last daughter of one of the town's founding families. Darius, Leena's boyfriend and the only male witch in his family, can sense the dark powers gathering, but can't risk revealing the true nature of his eccentric ways. All the while, Loretta, Leena's ex-girlfriend, ascends to leadership of an ancient cult only to be faced with the hardest decision of her life: kill the woman she loves or betray everything she knows. Will Leena be able to unravel the web of lies before it's too late? Will Darius be able to protect Leena and his family? Or will one have to suffer? Will Leena be able to make the sacrifices necessary for power? Or will her emotions get the best of her?

Monsterhearts is a collaborative storytelling game about teenage monsters, their sordid love triangles, and the personal horror of high school. With easy-to-learn rules focused on pushing interpersonal conflict between the characters and evoking the angst of supernatural young-adult fiction, Monsterhearts gives players a chance to jump right into the melodrama.

Saturday April 29, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Gryphon Court Yard Lounge

4:00pm

10 Rules for #Gayting (Gay Dating)
Grindr and Netflix and chill, oh my! Gay dating is the best circus in town.

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

4:00pm

Living Polyamorously
The fundamentals, structures and experience of loving more than one person

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

4:00pm

Cosplay Contest
Join our sassy guest judges and the most fabulous cosplayers in town for HavenCon's annual cosplay contest!

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom

5:00pm

Trans(mission)
In recent years, the transgender and gender non-binary community has come under direct attack and scrutiny. This panel discussion, featuring transgender and gender non-binary youth and adults, will explore resources available to transgender and gender non-binary people, the intersection between geekdom and gender identity/expression, and building a stronger base of support for transgender and gender non-binary geeks across Texas.

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

5:00pm

Queers & Capes
A look at LGBT characters throughout comic history

Moderators
avatar for Frank Hui

Frank Hui

Fashion, costuming, photography, general history of the convention culture and LGBT culture

Saturday April 29, 2017 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

7:00pm

GEEKaraoke
Got a song in your heart? Come on down and belt it out!

Saturday April 29, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

7:30pm

VIP Dinner Show Featuring Cody Melcher
The VIP Dinner Show featuring Comedian Cody Melcher

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Cody Melcher

Cody Melcher

Based in Los Angeles, Cody Melcher is a writer, drollmaster, and whimsy wonk. He is the producer and host of the critically-acclaimed podcast Tomefoolery and paladin Terok Nor on the tabletop role-play podcast Shuffle Quest. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, The Comedy Exposition... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom

9:00pm

Rated AO: A History of Erotic Games
From their start, people have tried to put sexual content into video games. Others have spent their time hiding it. Join us on a journey into the strange, oft forgotten history of this genre.

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

9:00pm

Tomefoolery with Cody Melcher
Comedian Cody Melcher invites funny friends over to talk about a really, really weird book he just made them read. Past books have ranged from The Devil Creating the Rainbow Flag to Twilight and more.

Moderators
avatar for Cody Melcher

Cody Melcher

Based in Los Angeles, Cody Melcher is a writer, drollmaster, and whimsy wonk. He is the producer and host of the critically-acclaimed podcast Tomefoolery and paladin Terok Nor on the tabletop role-play podcast Shuffle Quest. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, The Comedy Exposition... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Another Castle Robertson

10:00pm

There's Seamen on the Poop-Deck! Live Reading
It’s the saucy tail everyone’s been talking about! (And the tale’s not bad either.) Come join the Salty Seamen of the Raging Queen as François le Foutre reads excerpts from his BANNED gay pirate romance novel, There’s Seamen on the Poop-Deck!, the sequel My Coxswain Is Bigger Than Yours, and the brand new third installment, Too Many Fingers in the Dyke. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness François le Foutre delivering his Seamen orally!

Moderators
avatar for François le Foutre

François le Foutre

Rear Admiral, The Raging Queen
François le Foutre was born in Fontenay sur Bois (the land of wood!) east of Paris. He entered the Navy upon finishing his studies and almost immediately rose up to the rank of Rear Admiral. With a reputation for dominating his friends and enemies alike, he earned the moniker The... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Jeff Dewitt

10:00pm

Humans vs. Zombies
Imagine hide-and-seek taken to the next level! Grab your electronic locator beacon and hide from the zombies. If you are tagged, you become one!

Moderators
Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

10:00pm

HavenCon Dance Party
It wouldn't be HavenCon without a dance party! Put on your best costume, fursuit, or geek chic, and join us out on the dance floor.

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday April 30, 2017 1:00am
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom
 
Sunday, April 30
 

10:00am

Denise Crosby Autographs
Celebrity Guests

Sunday April 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Exhibitors Hall Phoenix Central and South

10:00am

Paul Amos Autographs
Celebrity Guests

Sunday April 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am
Exhibitors Hall Phoenix Central and South

10:00am

Pulse Play Space
Whether it's Super Smash, Rock Band, VR, or retro Nintendo games, come check out the HavenCon Arcade to get your gaming fix.

Sunday April 30, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Pulse Play Space Austin

10:00am

Registration Hours
Reg reg reg
Also this is why Shane isn't allowed to do things after 3 energy drinks :P 

Sunday April 30, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Registration - Main Hall

10:00am

TableTop Lounge by Dragon's Lair
Join fellow players for some nonstop tabletop gaming courtesy of Dragon's Lair.

Sunday April 30, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Gryphon Court Yard Lounge

10:00am

Decompression Chamber
If you're overheating or just need a quiet spot to rest or recharge, come to the Decompression Chamber to replenish your health and mana.

Sunday April 30, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Jeff Dewitt

11:00am

Marketing 101 for First Time Authors
Everything a first-time author needs to know about setting up a winning marketing campaign before the release of their book, as well as what they should expect to maintain after their book is released.

Moderators
avatar for Gabrielle Faust

Gabrielle Faust

Gabrielle Faust

Sunday April 30, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Another Castle Robertson

11:00am

PoC Perspectives
Join StJoan and fellow people of color for a discussion about PoC perspectives within the LGBT community and the world at large.

Moderators


Sunday April 30, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Drago Keep Dezavala

11:00am

VIP Lounge Sponsored By Hops and Heroes
VIPs can take advantage of the new VIP lounge at HavenCon 3.
Enjoy snacks and beverages while relaxing with your fellow VIPs thanks to our friends at Hops and Heroes!

Sunday April 30, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
VIP Lounge

11:00am

Monsterhearts RPG
Monsterhearts: The Blood of Misty Harbor
3-7 Players
No Experience Necessary

In the ailing town of Misty Harbor a secret cabal conspire to raise an old god of the sea by spilling the blood of a young girl: Leena, the last daughter of one of the town's founding families. Darius, Leena's boyfriend and the only male witch in his family, can sense the dark powers gathering, but can't risk revealing the true nature of his eccentric ways. All the while, Loretta, Leena's ex-girlfriend, ascends to leadership of an ancient cult only to be faced with the hardest decision of her life: kill the woman she loves or betray everything she knows. Will Leena be able to unravel the web of lies before it's too late? Will Darius be able to protect Leena and his family? Or will one have to suffer? Will Leena be able to make the sacrifices necessary for power? Or will her emotions get the best of her?

Monsterhearts is a collaborative storytelling game about teenage monsters, their sordid love triangles, and the personal horror of high school. With easy-to-learn rules focused on pushing interpersonal conflict between the characters and evoking the angst of supernatural young-adult fiction, Monsterhearts gives players a chance to jump right into the melodrama.

Sunday April 30, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm
Gryphon Court Yard Lounge

11:00am

Exhibitors Hall
Sunday April 30, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibitors Hall Phoenix Central and South

12:00pm

Youth Meetup
All-ages youth meetup

Moderators
Sunday April 30, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

12:00pm

Rainbow Pyramid
It's the retro game show event you've been waiting for! Join celebrity guests Claudia Christian, Denise Crosby, and Paul Amos along with a few lucky contestants as we play a HavenCon version of the retro Pyramid game show, benefiting OutYouth Austin.

Moderators
SM

Susie Meadows

HavenCon
We welcome you to HavenCon – This safe place for all geeks, gamers, cosplayers, and everything in between. Because everybody truly does need a Haven.

Celebrity Guests

Sunday April 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom

2:00pm

Interactive Music in Games: A History
Are you a fan of video game music? Join composer and audio designer Emily E. Meo for an in-depth look at the history and implementation of interactive game music, from Frogger to Final Fantasy XV.

Moderators
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Emily E. Meo

Audio Designer, Everi
Emily Meo graduated from the University of Texas Butler School of Music in 2013 with a degree in composition, and has been making audio for various games ever since, ranging from AAA to indie to casino. She currently lives in Austin, Texas where she designs audio for casino games... Read More →

Sunday April 30, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Another Castle Robertson

2:00pm

Working in Animation
Want to learn (and geek out) about all cool things animation? Join a discussion with Powerhouse Animation animators Megan Kluck and Robby Cook.

Moderators
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Megan Kluck

Creative Director, Powerhouse Animation
Hi there! By day I draw a lot of other people's stuff, and by night...I draw a lot of other people's stuff, aka fanart. I have some original content plunking around in there, but I have to admit it's way more fun to draw Korra and Asami making kissy faces at each other. I'm less... Read More →

Sunday April 30, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

2:00pm

Denise Crosby Autographs
Celebrity Guests

Sunday April 30, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibitors Hall Phoenix Central and South

2:00pm

Paul Amos Autographs
Celebrity Guests

Sunday April 30, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibitors Hall Phoenix Central and South

3:00pm

Pie the Organizer
Join us outside as we wipe that smirk off Organizer Shane's face by covering it with pie!

Moderators
SM

Susie Meadows

HavenCon
We welcome you to HavenCon – This safe place for all geeks, gamers, cosplayers, and everything in between. Because everybody truly does need a Haven.

Sunday April 30, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom

3:00pm

Trans(mission)
In recent years, the transgender and gender non-binary community has come under direct attack and scrutiny. This panel discussion, featuring transgender and gender non-binary youth and adults, will explore resources available to transgender and gender non-binary people, the intersection between geekdom and gender identity/expression, and building a stronger base of support for transgender and gender non-binary geeks across Texas.

Moderators
Sunday April 30, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Drago Keep Dezavala

5:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
As much as we hate to say goodbye, all fabulous things must come to an end. Join Organizer Shane as we bid adieu to another HavenCon. (There may even be a cuddle pile at the end to help ward off that post-con depression!)

Moderators
SM

Susie Meadows

HavenCon
We welcome you to HavenCon – This safe place for all geeks, gamers, cosplayers, and everything in between. Because everybody truly does need a Haven.

Sunday April 30, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Honeycomb Hideout North Phoenix Ballroom