Orlando’s premier anime club, Propeller Anime, has been bringing awesome content to conventions across the Southeast since 2006. Come see their best of 2013, Anime Deathmatch and other fantastic panels!
Dystopia Rising is a role playing game that takes place in a post apocalyptic world, long after the fall of civilization to a worldwide zombie plague. This world, many generations after the Fall, takes place in a new dark age where the remains of lost cultures linger in a world without direction. No global governments survived, no armed police to serve and protect, no organized educational systems, and no guidance to pull the world out of the spiral it has fallen into. The world is a dark, dangerous place where humanity is as much of a threat to existence as the undead horde is.
Dystopia Rising is a game that is not centered on the undead. It is a game that is centered on what becomes of the human condition when forced into an environment where survival could very well be your only concern. Do you decide to become a ruthless warlord, an amoral sociopath, or a monster much uglier inside than any zombie is on the outside? Perhaps you take the high road as a nameless wanderer, find higher purpose in faith, or do everything you can to force civility into a chaotic world. No one can tell you what you will do other than your own conscience. The world died many generations ago, and it is your turn to build the new world from the ashes.
“Chalk Twins” Lexi and Devon are returning to SwampCon to create another fantastic work of chalk art!
Devon and Lexi (the Chalk Twins) both received majors in studio art and studied a breadth of art media through the University of Georgia program in Cortona, Italy. In addition to their formal study in art, Devon and Lexi have enjoyed tremendous success as chalk artists. For the past nine years they have been participating in chalk art competitions throughout the East coast where they have been awarded in 14 out of 17 events. They now bring their live chalking performances to conventions and special events around the country.
Sidewalk chalk is a performing art. Devon and Lexi are there to interact with people – so don’t be afraid to talk to them while they’re working. The Chalk Twins aren’t just artists, they are also fans of anime. They’ll answer your questions and talk about anime or art – all while the artwork comes alive at their feet. Their live performances at anime conventions are re-creations of everyone’s favorite characters and heroes usually 25 to 100 square feet in size that come to life over the two days of the event.
Double Rainboom is the first ever fan-made episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic created with permission from Hasbro and Cartoon Network. The production features a full original orchestral score, studio-quality sound effects, professional quality voice acting, and show-accurate animation. Showings and Q&A sessions with the team will be on Saturday and Sunday.
We are excited to introduce our newest main event! This stunning showcase of talent from both student and local drag performers will leave you speechless! Come watch them strut their stuff across the stage! This year, SwampCon is going to be a Drag!
If you are interested in performing, email SwampConDrag@gmail.com with pictures and/or an audition video.
William Hatfield was born in a small town in northern Michigan and attended Western Michigan University, getting a degree in history and communications. Musical engagements led him to Gainesville, Florida, where he continues to live with his wife Karen, and their two feline daughters, Ebbie and Angie. Rumor has it, he may have grown up, but it seems unlikely. He still plays gigs, but more for therapy than making a living. His first science fiction novel, Captive Audience, was published in 2004. The sequel, Duel Roles, in 2010. Key Notes, a collection of short stories from across genres, came out in early 2012. Although science fiction is his favorite, he has expanded his horizons with Menu for Murder, a very quirky mystery based in Key West. Both genres provide the opportunity to create interesting and challenging characters that never cease to amuse and surprise him with their inherent independence.
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The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.
Richard Lee Byers is the author of over thirty fantasy and horror novels, including a number set in the Forgotten Realms universe. Some of his recent titles are Blind God’s Bluff, an urban fantasy, Prophet of the Dead, a Forgotten Realms heroic fantasy novel, and The Impostor #2: The Blood Machine, the next installment in the post-apocalyptic superhero series that is his first experiment in self-publishing. His next books will be The Plague Knight and Other Stories, a collection of my heroic fantasy short stories, and The Reaver: The Sundering Book IV, a hardcover Forgotten Realms novel.
He recently broke into comics with his first graphic novel, and it should be out by the end of 2014.
A resident of the Tampa Bay area, the setting for many of his horror stories, he spends much of his free time fencing and playing poker. Friend him on Facebook, Follow him on Twitter, and read his blog on Livejournal.