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Thursday, April 18
 

6:00pm

Early Registration
Thursday April 18, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Registration
 
Friday, April 19
 

9:00am

Registration
Friday April 19, 2019 9:00am - 10:00pm
Registration

10:00am

Tabletop Gaming
Curious about tabletop gaming? Come on by and join a game, or start one of your own.

Friday April 19, 2019 10:00am - Saturday April 20, 2019 12:00am
TableTop Arena (Phoenix North)

12:00pm

The Art of Body Painting
Wonderland meets Spartacus as Justin paints a model into a "Gladiator of Hearts." Watch the transformation and ask any questions you may have about bodypainting.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Saint

Justin Saint

Non-binary Cosplayer, Performer, Gaymer, and certified Ravenclaw. Justin migrated to Vancouver, BC from the Philippines in May 2004. They are known for their award-winning Cosplay transformations into characters like Stevonnie, Maleficent and Queen Amidala. An advocate for inclusive... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Stage (Phoenix South)

12:00pm

Vendor Hall
Friday April 19, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Vendor Hall (Phoenix Central)

1:00pm

Cosplay: The Horror & the Joy
Everyone in the world of cosplay started somewhere. Thanks to that start we all have our stories to tell. We have our worst/darkest moments of things falling apart to our greatest triumphs. Join in as we go through all of our stories together.

Speakers

Friday April 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
DeZavala Room

2:00pm

Young, Broke, and Questioning: Geisha Couture Q&A
Dallas-based transgender cosplayer Geisha Couture has been in the circuit on and off for over 10 years. He'll share his personal tips, tricks and thoughts on cosplay as well as answer questions from the audience regarding this topic.

Speakers
avatar for Geisha Couture

Geisha Couture

Aspiring cosplay idol, Geisha Couture Cosplay
Hi there.My name is Geisha Couture. When not in drag and/or cosplay, I go by Tristan, a Singaporean-American transmasculine identifying person. Pronouns are he/him/his. I've been cosplaying since 2005, 2006 if you consider one's first convention their starting point. Been transitioning... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DeZavala Room

2:00pm

D&D 5e: Penny for Your Thoughts
Come learn to play Dungeons & Dragons. Penny for Your Thoughts is an introductory adventure great for new players and designed to help teach how to play by giving them a chance to try many elements of D&D. Characters and supplies are provided. Just bring yourself and a friend to learn and play.

Friday April 19, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
TableTop Arena (Phoenix North)

3:00pm

D & D
It’s time to dust off those dice and get ready to roll! This event is for folks who’re interested in playing D&D, new folks and vets alike. Come customize a character and tell some fun stories with fellow queer folk!

Friday April 19, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
TableTop Arena (Phoenix North)

3:30pm

Writers Are from Mars; Editors Are from Venus: Transforming Writers’ Word Babies into the Narratives We Love
Jokes abound about precious, navel-gazing writers and stodgy, nitpicking editors--but what are real interactions between writers and editors like (even if they aren’t partners IRL like our two panelists) in different publishing contexts?

Speakers
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Video game editor, partner, mom, singer, cosplayer, pansexual, HavenCon board member, general goofball.


Friday April 19, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Austin Room

4:00pm

Anime Challenge
Come one, come all, and try your luck or skills at our various challenges! From the anime beginner to the biggest otaku at the con we have a challenge thats fit for everyone.

Speakers

Friday April 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DeZavala Room

4:00pm

Cosplaying as a Person of Color
This panel will discuss what it means to be a person of color and cosplay characters outside of your race as well as cosplaying in general.

Speakers
avatar for Ashe Malkamäki

Ashe Malkamäki

Manager, Nerdlesque
I've been performing burlesque since I was 18 years old, dancing since I was four, acting since I was 12, and I've been cosplaying since I was 11. In February 2016, I decided to create Texan Heat as a means of combining all of my passions together. Others who shared similar passions... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
DeWitt Room

5:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Join us at the Main Stage as we officially kick off HavenCon 5: Be Curious! We'll have some quick introductions, announcements, and reminders before we send you off to Wonderland to explore your curiosities.

Speakers
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Video game editor, partner, mom, singer, cosplayer, pansexual, HavenCon board member, general goofball.
avatar for Codex Melcher

Codex Melcher

Investigative Humorist
Codex is a writer, investigative humorist, and producer and host of the podcast Tomefoolery (featured in The Stranger and Queerty.com) currently based in Los Angeles. As a comedian and emcee, they performed at comedy festivals all over the country including SF SketchFest, Pride in... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Stage (Phoenix South)
 
Saturday, April 20
 

10:00am

Registration
Saturday April 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:30pm
Registration

10:00am

Tabletop Gaming
Curious about tabletop gaming? Come on by and join a game, or start one of your own.

Saturday April 20, 2019 10:00am - Sunday April 21, 2019 12:00am
TableTop Arena (Phoenix North)

11:00am

A Journey of Two Spirits: Myth, Legend, and the Beautiful Reality
What does it mean to be “two-spirit”? Join Karin Weekes for a discussion on what a two-spirit individual is, where the term originated, and how it fits in our modern world.

Speakers
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Video game editor, partner, mom, singer, cosplayer, pansexual, HavenCon board member, general goofball.


Saturday April 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Austin Room

11:00am

D&D 5e: Penny for Your Thoughts
Come learn to play Dungeons & Dragons. Penny for Your Thoughts is an introductory adventure great for new players and designed to help teach how to play by giving them a chance to try many elements of D&D. Characters and supplies are provided. Just bring yourself and a friend to learn and play.

Saturday April 20, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
TableTop Arena (Phoenix North)

11:00am

Vendor Hall
Saturday April 20, 2019 11:00am - 7:00pm
Vendor Hall (Phoenix Central)

12:00pm

Service Dogs 101
A panel on types of service dogs, service dog etiquette, service dog law, and more

Speakers
avatar for Kitty

Kitty

Trainer, Destination K9


Saturday April 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DeZavala Room

12:30pm

Queer Quests, Sapphic Stories, Bi Battles, & Terrific Transformations
Have you ever explored an entire virtual world just because you could? Ever play as a different gender or another sexuality? Games not only offer us a glimpse into fantastical universes, but can allow us to experiment with our own identities. This can be especially influential for LGBTQIA+ folks. Join GaymerX & friends in a retrospective of queer quests, sapphic stories, bi battles, and terrific transformations in games that helped us discover who we are.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Neal

Jeremy Neal

Austin Gaymers
I'm a simple man.. who loves comics and leading the inquisition to victory or running around dying in style in a first person shooter.
avatar for Justin Saint

Justin Saint

Non-binary Cosplayer, Performer, Gaymer, and certified Ravenclaw. Justin migrated to Vancouver, BC from the Philippines in May 2004. They are known for their award-winning Cosplay transformations into characters like Stevonnie, Maleficent and Queen Amidala. An advocate for inclusive... Read More →
avatar for Brian Kunde

Brian Kunde

Volunteer Trainer & Co-Director, GaymerX
Brian Kunde is GaymerX’s Volunteer Trainer and Co-Directs the Sprite Program, GaymerX’s event volunteer corps. Brian has worked with GaymerX since their inaugural event in 2013, providing guidance on ways to foster dialogue and create more inclusive events. In addition to his... Read More →
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Video game editor, partner, mom, singer, cosplayer, pansexual, HavenCon board member, general goofball.


Saturday April 20, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Austin Room

1:00pm

Serving Hollywood Lesbian Realness: The Journey of Tracee Cocco
We know the characters. We know the stories. And for those who were here last year, we know the lovability and hilarity of Tracee Cocco. But who is SHE? Where did she come from? What made her? Come find out!

Speakers
avatar for Tracee Cocco

Tracee Cocco

Tracee Cocco has had a long and enviable career in Hollywood, most notably in the Star Trek universe. In addition to her recurring role as Lieutenant Jae on Star Trek: The Next Generation (and their companion films Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek... Read More →


Saturday April 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Stage (Phoenix South)

2:00pm

Designing Tabletop Role-Playing Games
Always wanted to be a game designer? To publish your own campaign setting? Get the basics on creating and publishing your own tabletop RPG.

Speakers
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Aaron de Orive

Cloak & Dagger Studios
Aaron de Orive was a narrative designer on several triple-A video game titles, including Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, Tabula Rasa, Anarchy Online, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He is the co-author of the middle-grade fantasy novel Blade Singer... Read More →


Saturday April 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DeZavala Room

2:00pm

Character Creation: The Makings of Our Storied Heroes
Are you struggling with making your characters come alive? Or maybe you’d like to know how to create them to begin with? Join us for an in-depth discussion about how to make our characters unique, compelling, and ready to jump off the page.

Speakers
avatar for W.T. Meadows

W.T. Meadows

Author
W.T. Meadows is the Amazon Best-Selling author of the Shaman States of America series The Mantle. He's been a storyteller his entire life through writing, illustration, design, and stage. As someone who has always enjoyed a good adventure, he's been a big fan of various types of gaming... Read More →
avatar for Chrishaun Keller-Hanna

Chrishaun Keller-Hanna

The Story Mother, Shaman States of America
I write monster hunter and cozy mysteries with no literary value whatsoever.


Saturday April 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Austin Room

3:00pm

Queer Gamers of Color: A Community Conversation
QPOC gamers: let's meet up, build community, & share smiles. We'll talk the good, the bad, & the beautiful when it comes to representation, empowering narratives, &the necessity of QPOC connectedness.

Speakers

Saturday April 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
DeZavala Room

3:00pm

Cosplay Contest
Got a super cool cosplay you’re showing off at HavenCon? Enter the Cosplay Contest, and you could win a prize for your fierce look!

(Sign up at Registration and arrive 15 minutes early.)

Speakers
avatar for Justin Saint

Justin Saint

Non-binary Cosplayer, Performer, Gaymer, and certified Ravenclaw. Justin migrated to Vancouver, BC from the Philippines in May 2004. They are known for their award-winning Cosplay transformations into characters like Stevonnie, Maleficent and Queen Amidala. An advocate for inclusive... Read More →
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Video game editor, partner, mom, singer, cosplayer, pansexual, HavenCon board member, general goofball.


Saturday April 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Stage (Phoenix South)

3:30pm

HavenCon/GaymerX Organizer AMA
HavenCon Executive Director Michael Sawyer joins Brian Kunde and Katie Kaitchuck of GaymerX for an organizer AMA.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Kunde

Brian Kunde

Volunteer Trainer & Co-Director, GaymerX
Brian Kunde is GaymerX’s Volunteer Trainer and Co-Directs the Sprite Program, GaymerX’s event volunteer corps. Brian has worked with GaymerX since their inaugural event in 2013, providing guidance on ways to foster dialogue and create more inclusive events. In addition to his... Read More →


Saturday April 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Room

5:00pm

ATX Furry Meetup
Meet-and-greet with the local furries! Bring a camera for fursuit pictures! Play silly games!

Saturday April 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DeZavala Room

5:30pm

Karaoke
Join the HavenCon staff as we butcher only the most fabulous songs for your entertainment. Got a song in your heart? Sign up to sing and let us have it!

Speakers
avatar for Justin Saint

Justin Saint

Non-binary Cosplayer, Performer, Gaymer, and certified Ravenclaw. Justin migrated to Vancouver, BC from the Philippines in May 2004. They are known for their award-winning Cosplay transformations into characters like Stevonnie, Maleficent and Queen Amidala. An advocate for inclusive... Read More →
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Video game editor, partner, mom, singer, cosplayer, pansexual, HavenCon board member, general goofball.


Saturday April 20, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Stage (Phoenix South)
 
Sunday, April 21
 

10:00am

Registration
Sunday April 21, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Registration

10:00am

Tabletop Gaming
Curious about tabletop gaming? Come on by and join a game, or start one of your own.

Sunday April 21, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
TableTop Arena (Phoenix North)

12:00pm

Board Meeting
OPEN TO ALL


Have you ever wanted to know more about how the non-profit part of HavenCon functions? Maybe you’re interested in getting involved in a bigger way and want to meet board members to know what their work is like?


This is your chance! Join Karin, Kathryn, and Nick for an overview of the past year and where things are headed for HavenCon 6 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Video game editor, partner, mom, singer, cosplayer, pansexual, HavenCon board member, general goofball.


Sunday April 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meetup Room (Dover’s)

12:00pm

Male Idols 101
When it comes to Idol fandom, female-centric shows/games such as Love Live or Idolmaster take all of the limelight. Let's show some love to their male counterparts! Whether you're a long-time fan or new to the genre, join Texas male idol group "Argonaut Idols" for a fun, interactive panel on male idol groups with dance and vocal cover performances from franchises such as Uta no Prince-Sama, Idolish7, and Readyyy Project.


Speakers
avatar for Argonaut Idols

Argonaut Idols

Argonaut Idols
As the first idol group in Texas to focus on male idol anime groups, we aim to be the face of innovation in the Texas idol community. We believe in personal growth, following your passions, and supporting others in every facet of life. Through our various musical and logistical endeavors... Read More →


Sunday April 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DeWitt Room

12:00pm

Transgender in Scriptures, Pt 2
Why don't Scriptures include transgender people? The answer is, they do. Come join me at this presentation and talk a walk into an interpretation of Scriptures that supports transgender people along with proof of said interpretations being valid.

Sunday April 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
DeZavala Room

12:00pm

The Art of Lore: Building the World for Our Stories
From Earth to Thedas, and all things beyond and in-between, we explore how the worlds our characters live in are created and shaped.

Speakers
avatar for W.T. Meadows

W.T. Meadows

Author
W.T. Meadows is the Amazon Best-Selling author of the Shaman States of America series The Mantle. He's been a storyteller his entire life through writing, illustration, design, and stage. As someone who has always enjoyed a good adventure, he's been a big fan of various types of gaming... Read More →
avatar for Chrishaun Keller-Hanna

Chrishaun Keller-Hanna

The Story Mother, Shaman States of America
I write monster hunter and cozy mysteries with no literary value whatsoever.


Sunday April 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Austin Room

12:00pm

Vendor Hall
Sunday April 21, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Vendor Hall (Phoenix Central)

1:00pm

Sometimes It Just Takes a Fairy: Being (or Not Being) Gay in Hollywood
When to hide, when to fly! Navigating Hollywood is a tedious dance for anyone, but add in LGBTQI to the mix… We talk with Tracee Cocco on her experiences then and now about how she navigated the whole glorious mess of it all!

Speakers
avatar for Codex Melcher

Codex Melcher

Investigative Humorist
Codex is a writer, investigative humorist, and producer and host of the podcast Tomefoolery (featured in The Stranger and Queerty.com) currently based in Los Angeles. As a comedian and emcee, they performed at comedy festivals all over the country including SF SketchFest, Pride in... Read More →
avatar for Tracee Cocco

Tracee Cocco

Tracee Cocco has had a long and enviable career in Hollywood, most notably in the Star Trek universe. In addition to her recurring role as Lieutenant Jae on Star Trek: The Next Generation (and their companion films Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek... Read More →


Sunday April 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Stage (Phoenix South)

1:30pm

“That Moment" in Gaming When You Were Seen: A Discussion on Inclusion
For many of us, there really aren’t words to describe "that moment" when we experience inclusion in video games for the first time and try to process something that never existed before. When developers might ask what we need or want, we can struggle to articulate what was previously alien to us. Join us for a discussion on inclusion: what it is, what it means, how it’s expressed.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Saint

Justin Saint

Non-binary Cosplayer, Performer, Gaymer, and certified Ravenclaw. Justin migrated to Vancouver, BC from the Philippines in May 2004. They are known for their award-winning Cosplay transformations into characters like Stevonnie, Maleficent and Queen Amidala. An advocate for inclusive... Read More →
avatar for Brian Kunde

Brian Kunde

Volunteer Trainer & Co-Director, GaymerX
Brian Kunde is GaymerX’s Volunteer Trainer and Co-Directs the Sprite Program, GaymerX’s event volunteer corps. Brian has worked with GaymerX since their inaugural event in 2013, providing guidance on ways to foster dialogue and create more inclusive events. In addition to his... Read More →
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Video game editor, partner, mom, singer, cosplayer, pansexual, HavenCon board member, general goofball.


Sunday April 21, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Austin Room

2:00pm

Running a Great Game
Learn some tips and tricks for running an engaging and cinematic tabletop campaign that players will love.

Speakers
AD

Aaron de Orive

Cloak & Dagger Studios
Aaron de Orive was a narrative designer on several triple-A video game titles, including Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, Tabula Rasa, Anarchy Online, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He is the co-author of the middle-grade fantasy novel Blade Singer... Read More →


Sunday April 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DeZavala Room

2:00pm

Swap Meet
Got some old stuff you're not wanting anymore? Be it cosplay, manga, video games, con posters, etc. Bring it over to the Swap Meet! You never know what deals may happen. Item trades only. No cash exchanges allowed on site. All 18+ items must be covered and ID checked if an inquiry is made about a trade for them.

Speakers
avatar for Geisha Couture

Geisha Couture

Aspiring cosplay idol, Geisha Couture Cosplay
Hi there.My name is Geisha Couture. When not in drag and/or cosplay, I go by Tristan, a Singaporean-American transmasculine identifying person. Pronouns are he/him/his. I've been cosplaying since 2005, 2006 if you consider one's first convention their starting point. Been transitioning... Read More →


Sunday April 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DeWitt Room

2:00pm

Austin Creative Reuse
Interested in crafting? Come on by the Robertson Room and make something pretty.

Sunday April 21, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Robertson Room

3:00pm

Beyond the Binary
Are non-binary genders the future? Or are we reclaiming genders from the past? We deconstruct gender by studying how and why today’s gender norms were formed, then explore pre-colonial societies that included and accepted non-binary people.


Speakers
avatar for Karin Weekes

Karin Weekes

Video game editor, partner, mom, singer, cosplayer, pansexual, HavenCon board member, general goofball.
avatar for Justin Saint

Justin Saint

Non-binary Cosplayer, Performer, Gaymer, and certified Ravenclaw. Justin migrated to Vancouver, BC from the Philippines in May 2004. They are known for their award-winning Cosplay transformations into characters like Stevonnie, Maleficent and Queen Amidala. An advocate for inclusive... Read More →


Sunday April 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Austin Room

3:00pm

The Fey and the Furious
Join Patrick Weekes for an over-the-top adventure in a game that takes a modern, goofy action movie and adds elves, werewolves, and all the HavenCon attitude you can handle. Will you be a shapeshifter up against the werebros of the dreaded Austin Six-Pack, and their leader, Lycansubscribe? Or will you be an elf navigating the treacherous fey politics of the Pageant and Ratchet Courts? Whoever you are, beware the Department of Underworld Defense and Enforcement, who are dedicated to destroying anything supernatural.

Rev your engines and put on your pentacle necklace, because this is gonna be bad-abulous!

(Players will be drawn via a donation raffle, so be sure to save a couple dollars from your Lootz budget!)

Speakers

Sunday April 21, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Stage (Phoenix South)