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2016 Schedule of Events

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Show Hours:
Saturday June 11th, 2016 – VIP Entry: 9:30am, Show Floor Open: 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Sunday June 12th, 2016 – VIP Entry 10:30am, Show Floor Open: 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Panel times and participants are subject to change.

RCCE PANELS & COSTUME CONTESTS

Friday

5:30 PM Show Floor VIP Passholder Check In Toltec Lobby
9:00 AM Junction Bridge The CW Arkansas Opening Night Party VIPs get free admission and four drink tickets.  $10 cover for general admission pass holders.

Saturday

9:30 AM Show Floor VIP Access to the Show Floor Begins Thirty minute early entry for VIP pass holders.
11:00 AM Show Floor Show Floor Opens Show Floor Opens to General Admission pass holders.
11:00 AM Fulton Brain Trust with Michael Brown TBA
12:00 PM Fulton Q & A: Gil Gerard & Felix Silla Q & A with the stars of Buck Rogers
1:00 PM Fulton Storytelling with Michael Golden TBA
2:00 PM Fulton The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead  Dr. Travis Langley
3:00 PM Fulton Q & A: Chloe Neill Q & A time with the New York Times Bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires series, Devil’s Isle novels, and the Dark Elite.
4:00 PM Fulton  Q & A : Mike Zeck & John Beatty  Join these two legendary creators to talk about their contributions to comics.
5:00 PM Fulton Neal Adams Growing Earth Theory w/ Q&A  Neal Adams.  Q&A to follow.
11:00 AM Pope Beebe Comic Club A discussion on the legacy of comic book characters and what that means to the industry. Including points such as legacy characters, momentous events, and big name creators that shaped the landscape of comics today.
12:00 PM Pope Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight  Dr. Travis Langley
1:00 PM Pope MCubed Cosplay 101 TBA
2:00 PM Pope Coming Out Cosplay with Alexa Heart Alexa Heart. LGBT Community panel – Alexa Heart, a transgender cosplay model, will discuss her decision to transition with the support of the cosplay and geek communities. She’ll cover the obstacles she’s faced and how she has used these challenges to help push for equality for everyone in the geek community and beyond.
3:00 PM Pope My Panel is Huge, Part One with Brian Steward Brian Steward. My place in horror, music and other stuff.
4:00 PM Pope 501st Legion TBA
5:00 PM Pope Create Your Own Comics Mike Norton, John Lucas, & Dusty Higgins
1:00 PM Hall 4 Group Costume Contest  Judging and Winners
2:00 PM Hall 4 CW 2016/2017 Preview
New Shows, changes and crossovers coming to the CW in 2016 and 2017.
3:00 PM Hall 4 Kids Costume Contest Contestants 12 and under.  Judging and Winners.
6:00 PM Show Floor Show Floor Closes Reopening at 11am Sunday
6:00 PM Gusanos The CW Arkansas After Party Featuring Alexa Heart’s Cosplay Lip Sync Battle Alexa Heart. CW Swag, Music, and Cosplay, it’s the trifecta of awesome!
7:00 PM RRT* The Crow Screening with James O’Barr James O’Barr. Join us at the Ron Robinson Theater for a screening with a Q & A with creator James O’Barr. $10 admission, VIP Ticket holders admitted free.
9:45 PM RRT* Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Live Score Silent Film Join us for a Little Rock Picture Show tradition! The 1920 John Barrymore classic silent film will be scored live by the progressive rock band Becoming Elephants.

Sunday

10:30 AM Show Floor VIP Access to the Show Floor Begins Thirty minute early entry for VIP pass holders.
11:00 AM Show Floor Show Floor Opens Show Floor Opens to General Admission pass holders.
11:00 AM Fulton Vampire Tales: Chloe Neill & Dusty Higgins
12:00 PM Fulton G.I. Joe Larry Hama, Mike Norton, Tom Feister. All about the Joe’s.
1:00 PM Fulton The Art of Drawing Ugly  Joel Adams. Designing King of the Hill.
2:00 PM Fulton Animation Kent Osborne (Spongebob Squarepants, Adventure Time), Jeffrey Nodelman (Disney’s Doug, Gotham Girls), Tom Feister (The Awesomes), Joel Adams (King of the Hill) discuss creating for the small screen.
3:00 PM Fulton Q & A: Nichelle Nichols A Q & A with trailblazing actress, Nichelle Nichols
4:00 PM Fulton  Buzz: The Art of Inking with a Brush  Buzz
11:00 AM Pope Thermoplastics: Worbla and beyond Alexa Heart. This 45 minute panel will cover the basics of various types of thermoplastics including Worbla, Wonderflex, instamorph, and more! We will discuss the various used of each and how to incorporate them into your cosplay!
12:00 PM Pope My Panel is Huge, Part Two with Brian Steward Brian Steward. My place in horror, music and other stuff.
1:00 PM Pope Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom or Security?  Dr. Travis Langley
2:00 PM Pope LRPS Filmmakers TBA
3:00 PM Pope TBA
4:00 PM Pope When Geeks Collide Alexa Heart. This panel will cover hot button issues in the geek community including “Artists vs. cosplayers”, Sexuality in cosplay, GamerGate, sexy cosplay and more. Panelists will discuss personal feelings on the topics.
2:00 PM Hall 4 Off The Page and to the Screen Join the CW Street Team, Phil Hester, Mike Norton, and Pat Broderick to discuss the DC characters on the shows you watch every week!
4:00 PM Hall 4 Individual Costume Contest Contestants 13 and up. Judging and Winners.
5:00 PM Show Floor Show Floor Closes Show floor closes on RCCE 2016.

*RRT denotes Ron Robinson Theater

LITTLE ROCK PICTURE SHOW SCHEDULE

Friday

7:00 PM Hall 4 The Arbalest The inventor of the world’s greatest toy reflects on his obsession with a woman who hates him. Director: Adam Pinney, Writer: Adam Pinney

Saturday

10:00 AM Izard Shorts Block – 1 Consomme
Tailypo
Soccer Moms in Peril
Kaddish!
Count
Test Drive
Sick to the Bones (Hasta el Conio)
Beautiful Dreamer
10:15 AM Miller Project-M Four astronauts have to stay 1000 days in a space station around Earth in order to prove that a trip to Europa, one of Jupiter’s moon, is possible. The experience goes well until something happens on earth. Director: Eric Piccoli, Writers: Julien Deschamps Jolin, Eric Piccoli, Mario J. Ramos
10:30 AM RRT House of Time Robert d’Eglantine invites five of his friends to spend a week-end in his castle, lost in the woods. He explains to them that he studied secret documents on nazi scientific researchs during World War II. These researches were on time travelling and he’s able now to take his guests into an amazing trip seventhy years back in time, in 1944, during the Occupation and only few weeks before the landing in Normandy. The demonstration seems to be a big joke but once in the past our characters will be facing troubling events. Real time travel or devilish game meticulously crafted? Director: Jonathan Helpert, Writer: Jean Helpert
12:15 PM Miller Made in Arkansas w/Q&A El Muppet Song
For Sale Bye Owner
Customer Service
Don’t You Forget About Me
Blood Art
J.C. Hopper Custom Menswear
The Bride
Tragedy
12:30 PM RRT Population Zero In 2009 three young men were gunned down in cold blood in a remote part of Yellowstone National Park. Hours later, Dwayne Nelson walked into a ranger station miles away and confessed to the crime. Despite his detailed confession to authorities, the alleged gunman was allowed to go free due to a loophole in the US Constitution. The only thing more shocking than this senseless act of violence may be the bizarre events that followed, and the cunning execution of a legal homicide. Directors: Julian T. Pinder, Adam Levins, Writer: Jeff Staranchuk
12:30 PM Miller The Arbalest The inventor of the world’s greatest toy reflects on his obsession with a woman who hates him. Director: Adam Pinney, Writer: Adam Pinney
2:15 PM Miller A Wheel Out of Kilter A Zen Buddhist mountain biker on the verge of a nervous breakdown goes into the woods and never returns in this genre mashup of character drama, philosophical documentary, buddy comedy and psychological horror film. Director: Ross Morin, Writer: Ross Morin
2:30 PM Izard Shorts Block – 3 Flush
Roadside Assistance
Dream Work
A Way Out
Chateau Savignon: Terroir
Faces and Stones
We’ll Get It
4:00 PM RRT Frankenstien Created Bikers w/Q&A An outlaw biker finds himself addicted to a diabolical substance and hunted by a grenade-tossing femme fatale, bounty hunters, law enforcement, a rival motorcycle gang, mutations and a topless stripper hit squad. Director: James Anthony Bickert, Writer: James Anthony Bickert
4:15 PM Miller The Hexecutioners Two disparate young women working for a company that conducts euthanasia are dispatched to a remote estate to perform a custom assisted-suicide ritual, but unwittingly summon the wraiths of a Death Cult that once inhabited the property. Director: Jesse Thomas Cook, Writer: Tony Burgess
4:30 PM Izard Curtain A burnt-out nurse moves into a new apartment in search of a simpler life. But when things begin to disappear through a strange portal in her bathroom wall, she discovers a gateway to the unknown that brings unimaginable horror to her life. Director: Jaron Henrie-McCrea, Writers: Carys Edwards, Jaron Henrie-McCrea
6:15 PM Izard Population Zero In 2009 three young men were gunned down in cold blood in a remote part of Yellowstone National Park. Hours later, Dwayne Nelson walked into a ranger station miles away and confessed to the crime. Despite his detailed confession to authorities, the alleged gunman was allowed to go free due to a loophole in the US Constitution. The only thing more shocking than this senseless act of violence may be the bizarre events that followed, and the cunning execution of a legal homicide. Directors: Julian T. Pinder, Adam Levins, Writer: Jeff Staranchuk
6:30 PM Miller Diverge w/Q&A The survivor of a deadly virus is given the chance to reclaim his lost life by stopping the man responsible for the disease. Director: James Morrison, Writer: James Morrison
7:00 PM RRT The Crow w/Q&A A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder. Preceded by a Q&A with Crow creator, James O’Barr.
8:30 PM Izard House of Time Robert d’Eglantine invites five of his friends to spend a week-end in his castle, lost in the woods. He explains to them that he studied secret documents on nazi scientific researchs during World War II. These researches were on time travelling and he’s able now to take his guests into an amazing trip seventhy years back in time, in 1944, during the Occupation and only few weeks before the landing in Normandy. The demonstration seems to be a big joke but once in the past our characters will be facing troubling events. Real time travel or devilish game meticulously crafted? Director: Jonathan Helpert, Writer: Jean Helpert
8:45 PM Miller The Hexecutioners Two disparate young women working for a company that conducts euthanasia are dispatched to a remote estate to perform a custom assisted-suicide ritual, but unwittingly summon the wraiths of a Death Cult that once inhabited the property. Director: Jesse Thomas Cook, Writer: Tony Burgess
9:45 PM RRT Dr/ Jekyll & Mr. Hyde w/Live Score Join us for a Little Rock Picture Show tradition! Every year the LRPS team selects a silent film to be scored live by a band. This years film is the 1920 John Barrymore classic horror film, Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde, the band is Becoming Elephants.

Sunday

10:00 AM Izard Shorts Block 2 The Surface
Venefica
Zombiehagen
Sparks
Terra Incognita
Pepper Spray
10:15 AM Miller Curtain A burnt-out nurse moves into a new apartment in search of a simpler life. But when things begin to disappear through a strange portal in her bathroom wall, she discovers a gateway to the unknown that brings unimaginable horror to her life. Director: Jaron Henrie-McCrea, Writers: Carys Edwards, Jaron Henrie-McCrea
12:30 PM Miller Project-M Four astronauts have to stay 1000 days in a space station around Earth in order to prove that a trip to Europa, one of Jupiter’s moon, is possible. The experience goes well until something happens on earth. Director: Eric Piccoli, Writers: Julien Deschamps Jolin, Eric Piccoli, Mario J. Ramos
1:00 PM Izard Frankenstien Created Bikers w/Q&A An outlaw biker finds himself addicted to a diabolical substance and hunted by a grenade-tossing femme fatale, bounty hunters, law enforcement, a rival motorcycle gang, mutations and a topless stripper hit squad. Director: James Anthony Bickert, Writer: James Anthony Bickert
2:30 PM Miller Diverge w/Q&A The survivor of a deadly virus is given the chance to reclaim his lost life by stopping the man responsible for the disease. Director: James Morrison, Writer: James Morrison
3:00 PM Izard Music Video Competition TBA
4:15 PM Izard Made in Arkansas w/Q&A El Muppet Song
For Sale Bye Owner
Customer Service
Don’t You Forget About Me
Blood Art
J.C. Hopper Custom Menswear
The Bride
Tragedy
4:45 PM Miller A Wheel Out of Kilter A Zen Buddhist mountain biker on the verge of a nervous breakdown goes into the woods and never returns in this genre mashup of character drama, philosophical documentary, buddy comedy and psychological horror film. Director: Ross Morin, Writer: Ross Morin
6:30 PM Izard Grand Jury Prize Winner and Short TBA

 

PULP ARK PANELS

All PulpArk Panels will be held in Caraway 3.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: PULP ARK MEET AND GREET-This is a drop in Panel for both Pulp Ark Guests and Fans, very informal, chance to stick your head in, see what great Guests Pulp Ark is bringing to River City and have a few personal, casual minutes with actors, writers, and more!

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: The Five Ws of PULP? (Mostly What it is!) Aubrey Stephens, Tommy Hancock, Bobby Nash, Phillip Drayer Duncan, David White-Pulp Fiction- Learn the history of one of the most influential mediums in pop culture and how magazines of the 1930s and 40s have led to an exciting new style of writing that is all over the place today. From the origins of science fiction to brand new heroes today in all sorts of books, comics, anime, movies, television series, and more, find out how Pulp has gone from being a type of Fiction to a Culture all its own.

1:00 PM-2:00 PM: GENDER ROLES IN GENRE FICTION HC Playa, J. H. Fleming, Kayla Larson, MH Norris, Robert Krog, H. David Blalock- An examination of expected roles for male and female characters in fiction and how Genre Fiction either perpetuates or turns those expectations on their ears.

2:00-3:00 PM: Q & A-PULP ARK SPECIAL GUEST-Santiago Cirilo- Known for his role in THE WALKING DEAD as ‘Julio’(the man with the sniper rifle aimed at the Governor in Season Four), Santiago is an accomplished actor as well as aspiring author and screenwriter. He is also a noted motivational speaker and advocate for various causes, including providing support for United States Veterans. Want to know everything about Santiago? Here’s Your chance! Hi-Yah!

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: PULP ARK NEW PULP AWARDS CEREMONY– Join the Best in New Pulp and Genre Fiction and Emcee Santiago Cirilo as the winners of the 2016 Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards are recognized!

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM: PITCH TO THE PUBLISHERS I-Tommy Hancock, Allan Gilbreath, Eric Beebe, Tyree Campbell, Tony Acree, Rob Davis thrill and chill with their work in Horror Literature. Join them as they debate what their favorite and least favorite monsters are to write and read! Do Zombies still pack a punch? Are Mummies on a comeback? Find out from the brightest in Horror Lit!

5:00 PM- 6:00 PM: THE MAGIC OF BIG DADDY COOL!-Big Daddy Johnny Dellarocca, a time traveling former gangster turned magician will amaze, thrill, and chill you with his acts of legerdemain and great stories! Be prepared for a show like none you’ve ever seen, hepcats and kittens!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM: PITCH TO THE PUBLISHERS II-Tommy Hancock, Allan Gilbreath, Eric Beebe, Tyree Campbell, Tony Acree, Rob Davis thrill and chill with their work in Horror Literature. Join them as they debate what their favorite and least favorite monsters are to write and read! Do Zombies still pack a punch? Are Mummies on a comeback? Find out from the brightest in Horror Lit!

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: GHOST IN THE GENRE-Paranormal Fiction Chloe Neill, Larry Flaxman, Alexander S. Brown, Santiago Cirilo, Bobby Nash, Brad Carter-The term ‘Paranormal’ covers a wide spectrum, it’s not just about ghosts anymore. Learn the basics and ins and outs of Paranormal Fiction, what’s hot now and what’s not anymore, from top names in the field.

1:00 PM-2:00 PM: WRITING– Tips, Tricks, and the Cold Hard Truth JH Fleming, James Patrick Allen, Aubrey Stephens, Donna Smith, Dustin Horn, Tony Acree, H David Blalock So You want to be a writer? Then hear from established authors, editors, and publishers about do’s and don’ts, cant’s and wont’s of writing. Listen as they discuss time management, how to start and finish a work, and watch as they pull back the curtain on the truth about writing. Ready to write your best seller and retire? In it for the act of writing or the money you think you’ll make off of it? Hear the good, the bad, and the downright weird about a career as a writer in this panel!

2:00-3:00 PM: LEGS, WINGS, AND TENTACLES-Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy -Alexander S. Brown, Kayla Larson, HC Playa, Larry Flaxman, Philip Drayer Duncan. Leading authors of Fantasy and Science fiction address the concept of diversity in both genres, both diversity within the stories as well as the controversial topic of diversity within the mix of creators producing Science Fiction and Fantasy today and in the future.

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: JUMP SCARES, MONSTERS, AND MORE: HORROR FICTION Alexander Brown, Brad Carter, Robert Krog, and Tommy B. Smith thrill and chill with their work in Horror Literature. Join them as they discuss their works, the appeal of Horror to today’s readers, and discuss what goes into building a terrifying tale.

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM: GENRE FICTION TOP FIVES! ALL PULP ARK AUTHORS WHO WISH TO BE ON THIS PANEL! Join some of Genre Fiction’s best as they share their top five favorites in multiple categories! Favorite action character, favorite author, favorite monster, and more! Listen to who and what the authors you love to read like and find out why!