About Gaming in 2022
The last-minute cancellation of the convention in 2020 and the inability to hold it last year disrupted continuity in the committee, as the students who ran the convention in 2019 have graduated and moved on. Contacts were lost or became outdated, and we have had to reinvent many things that had been routine. Unfortunately, with only 2 weeks remaining before the convention, the gaming schedule had not been established and advertised. Rather than have a poorly-attended gaming program, we decided to cancel gaming activities this year.

If you are attending ITHACON as a fan, we still have space reserved for Saturday evening gaming on the 1st floor of the Campus Center outside the cafeteria. You are welcome to bring and play any games you wish, although this will not be a monitored ITHACON activity.
Panels and Activities
All events are 50 minutes unless otherwise noted.
Activities for Kids
All events are located in Ithaca Falls room unless otherwise noted

Saturday April 23

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Graphic Novel Reading Room - Six Mile Creek Room
Take a load off and come find our quiet zone! This is the perfect space to read your new comics, look at some of the novels we’ve provided, or just enjoy some peace and quiet.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Button Making with Amanda
Make your own custom pin-back buttons

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Comic Drawing for Kids
Work with artist Jim Brenneman to draw your very own comic book!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Make Me a Superhero
Every hero has an origin story, so pick yours and suit up! Kids can pick a cape, decorate a mask, and get their own superhero logo, all of which they are welcome to debut on our Cosplay Runway.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cosplay Runway - Emerson Suites
A fun, non-competitive showcase of any cosplayers at the convention that want to participate! There will be a sign-up sheet where you can put your preferred name, character name, and anything else you would like to add. Then, at the allotted time, you’ll be lined up and allowed to strut your stuff down the carpet with everyone having a chance to take their best pictures!

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Fantasy Crafts for Kids
Whether you’re a pixie or a paladin, these fantasy-themed crafts are for you. Come make your own shields, fairy wands, crowns and tiaras, and origami dragons in our forest.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Quidditch for Kids - Taughannock Falls room
Learn to play Quidditch with the world-renowned Ithaca College Quidditch team.

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Movies for Kids
Ready for some quiet time? We'll have a program of classic cartoons.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Lightsaber Training for Kids - Taughannock Falls room
Signup Required
Channel the Force and build the lightsaber that suits you best! Then learn from the best sword trainers in town and become the padawan you were meant to be. Sign up in the North Foyer!

Sunday April 24

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Graphic Novel Reading Room - Six Mile Creek Room
Take a load off and come find our quiet zone! This is the perfect space to read your new comics, look at some of the novels we’ve provided, or just enjoy some peace and quiet.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Comic Drawing for Kids
Work with artist Steve Ellis to draw your very monster!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Make Me a Superhero
Every hero has an origin story, so pick yours and suit up! Kids can pick a cape, decorate a mask, and get their own superhero logo, all of which they are welcome to debut on our Cosplay Runway.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cosplay Runway - Emerson Suites
A fun, non-competitive showcase of any cosplayers at the convention that want to participate! There will be a sign-up sheet where you can put your preferred name, character name, and anything else you would like to add. Then, at the allotted time, you’ll be lined up and allowed to strut your stuff down the carpet with everyone having a chance to take their best pictures!

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Fantasy Crafts for Kids
Whether you’re a pixie or a paladin, these fantasy-themed crafts are for you. Come make your own shields, fairy wands, crowns and tiaras, and origami dragons in our forest.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Quidditch for Kids - Taughannock Falls room
Learn to play Quidditch with the world-renowned Ithaca College Quidditch team.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Movies for Kids
Ready for some quiet time? We'll have a program of classic cartoons.

Panels and Activities

Saturday April 23

11:20 am

Keynote Address - Klingenstein Lounge
Ed Catto kicks off the long-awaited ITHACON 45!

11:30 am

Spotlight on Will Dennis - Klingenstein Lounge
Take a load off and come find our quiet zone! This is the perfect space to read your new comics, look at some of the novels we’ve provided, or just enjoy some peace and quiet.

12:00 pm

Geek Movie Music - Clark Lounge

1:00 pm

Cosplay Runway - Emerson Suites
A fun, non-competitive showcase of any cosplayers at the convention that want to participate! There will be a sign-up sheet where you can put your preferred name, character name, and anything else you would like to add. Then, at the allotted time, you’ll be lined up and allowed to strut your stuff down the carpet with everyone having a chance to take their best pictures!

1:30 pm

Spotlight on Don Simpson - Clark Lounge

2:00 pm

Spotlight on AHOY! Comics - Klingenstein Lounge
The creative entrepreneurs behind AHOY Comics, publisher Hart Seeley and Chief Creative Officer Frank Cammuso return to ITHACON to review their amazing titles (The Wrong Earth, Billionaire Island, My Bad) and look ahead to their new initiatives (G.I.L.T., Justice Warriors). Moderated by Madelyn Tanzman.

2:30 pm

Board Game Development - Clark Lounge
The entrepreneurs of Small Monsters Games, Harold Sipe and Meg Stivinson, return to ITHACON to showcase their games (Take Out, Captain Action and more) and provide behind-the-scenes insights in game development and marketing! Moderated by Noah Falk.

3:00

Ultraman presentation - Klingenstein Lounge

4:30 pm

Rod Serling presentation - Clark Lounge
Rod Serling was so much more than the creator of The Twilight Zone. Author and Serling expert Nick Parisi leads us on a journey of greater understanding of this impressive figure. Moderated by Jacob Shelley.

Sunday April 24

11:00 am

Modern Batgirls On and Off the Page - Klingenstein Lounge
A brief overview of Batgirl characters in DC Comics - their history, evolution, and what keeps readers coming back. Moderated by Elizabeth Cordone.

11:30 am

Wasteland (DC Comics) - Clark Lounge
The groundbreaking, proto-Vertigo series Wasteland is explored with two of the original creators – editor Mike Gold and writer-artist Don Simpson. This boundary-pushing, irreverent series, clearly ahead of its time, was an anthology title that some called “The Twilight Zone on crack.” Moderated by Reece Clausen.

12:00 pm

Ithaqa Comic and Self-publishing - Klingenstein Lounge
Publishing your own comic with support from Kickstarter.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cosplay Runway - Emerson Suites

1:30 pm

Chester Gould, American Original - Klingenstein Lounge
A viewing of the new documentary on the creator of Dick Tracy.

Storytelling - Clark Lounge
Join USA Today bestselling authors Megan J. Parker & Nathan Squiers to discuss storytelling fundamentals, different publishing outlets, and more on the craft of writing & storytelling.

2:30 pm

Doom Patrol presentation - Clark Lounge
Ready for some quiet time? We'll have a program of classic cartoons.

3:00 pm

Say Gay: A New Era of Great Queer Representation - Klingenstein Lounge
This wide-ranging panel explores positive LGBTQ+ representation across different forms of popular media.  We will be talking about intersectional identities in today's comics, novels, television and more! Moderated by Prof. Katharine Kittredge.

Cosplay Activities

Cosplay Repair Station
Did a seam rip? Would duct tape save you if you only had some? Is your wig too heavy for the number of bobby pins you brought? Did you get a papercut but you absolutely CANNOT get blood anywhere on your costume? There will be a booth set up where we will attempt to provide all the quick fixes so that way a cosplay malfunction doesn't ruin your con experience!

Cosplay Runway
Both Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 pm
Emerson Suites
A fun, non-competitive showcase of any cosplayers at the convention that want to participate! There will be a sign-up sheet at the cosplay repair station where you can put your preferred name, character name, and anything else you would like to add. Then, at the allotted time, you'll be lined up and allowed to strut your stuff down the carpet with everyone having a chance to take their best pictures!

Cosplay Figure Drawing
Both Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 pm
North Foyer

Weapons Disclaimer: While we understand that many characters carry weapons that are central to their costumes, this is still a college campus and so we beg you to follow our rules. We request that you only display your weapons in the spaces designated as part of ITHACON. No real weapons will be allowed in the convention whatsoever. That being said, fake guns will be allowed as long as they have a clear, orange tip to signify that they are not real. All weapons must be empty; please check to make sure chambers do not contain projectiles (beebees, pellets, etc.). Prop swords, scythes, clubs, etc. must be blunted with a kind of foam as to ensure that they cannot cause any harm. If you are asked by someone working at the convention or public safety to give up your weapon, you MUST COMPLY.. Your weapon will be returned to you when you leave the convention.

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Last updated April 22, 2022