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Program

PANEL SCHEDULE

Panels are hosted by Distance Nerding Podcast, the official podcast of GSCC

All panels are held at the Western Town Building

Gem State Comic Con ticket is required to attend panels

Saturday, April 6th

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Idaho to Anime with MARIE WESTBROOK

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Star Wars to Doctor Who Mashup with CLEM SO

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Musical Interlude with IGIKOPOP

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM  There's Some Good in This World, Mr. Frodo with SEAN ASTIN

HIGH DEMAND! Sean Astin Panel is free to attend for GSCC attendees with paid admission but advance registration required due to limited capacity. RESERVE NOW No autographs or photos during the panel. 

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Guardians of the Empire with SPENCER WILDING

Sunday, April 7th

 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM The Farscape Effect with GIGI EDGLEY

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Robotech to Power Rangers with TONY OLIVER

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Musical Interlude Encore with IGIKOPOP

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Traveling Through Time with COLIN BAKER

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Goin' Quakers with SAM KWASMAN

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Comic Books and Podcasts with MING CHEN

*Program us subject to change.

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CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPHS

All actors are signing at the South Expo

Saturday, April 6th

SEAN ASTIN 

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

HIGH DEMAND! Secure your Sean Astin's autograph now. BUY NOW

COLIN BAKER

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

GIGI EDGLEY

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

1:15 PM - 5:00 PM

 

MARIE WESTBROOK

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CLEM SO

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

2:15 PM - 5:00 PM

SPENCER WILDING

10:00 AM - 1:45 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MING CHEN

10:00 AM - 2:45 PM

BRIAN A. PRINCE

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

TONY OLIVER

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SAM KWASMAN

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

JOEY D'AURIA

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Sunday, April 7th

SEAN ASTIN 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIGH DEMAND! Secure your Sean Astin's autograph now. BUY NOW

COLIN BAKER

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

3:00 PM -5:00 PM

GIGI EDGLEY

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MARIE WESTBROOK

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CLEM SO

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SPENCER WILDING

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MING CHEN

10:00 AM - 12:45 PM

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

BRIAN A. PRINCE

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

TONY OLIVER

10:00 AM -11:45 AM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SAM KWASMAN

10:00 AM - 2:45 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

JOEY D'AURIA

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Artist Special Guests will be signing autographs 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM both days at the Center Expo.

*Schedule is subject to change. Special Guest might be taking additional breaks at their discretion. 

AUGTOGRAPH RULES

  1. Gem State Comic Con does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. 

  2. For certain guests, autographs may be available for advance pre-orders online only. We understand that it may not be the best solution for all attendees, but we believe that having certain autographs for popular guests on pre-order only will ensure a better fan experience at the show: having an autograph pre-ordered, you secure your opportunity to meet your favorite celebrity, help us have a more organized line and save your time at the show. If the guest with pre-ordered only autographs decides to take some walk-ins at the show it will be at their discretion and with time permitting – please note that it often means the guest is kind enough to spend more time with the fans than originally planned, and with a filled schedule, it is not always a feasible option.

  3. All autographs are at the guest's discretion. Guests have the right to refuse to autograph anything or for anyone at their individual discretion. Some guests may have special requests, such as: no photos, only allowing one item to be signed, etc. All limitation requests from the guest must be followed.

  4. Guests may have merchandise or prints available for purchase while at the session, at their discretion. If you want to have your own item signed, please have your items ready for signing, or payment ready for making a purchase when you are near the front of the guest's line.

  5. Guests may refuse gifts, photos, or recordings individually or entirely at their discretion.

  6. To provide a fair signing opportunity to all attendees, please be considerate of other fans and limit your time with a guest, if there is a line.

  7. No touching guests without permission.

  8. The following gifts are prohibited: gifts of homemade food, gifts of pre-packaged consumables that have been opened, or gifts of pre-packaged consumables with tampered packaging. All consumable gifts must be pre-packaged with visible seals intact, without exception.

  9. Policies for specific guests may differ.

  10. Gem State Comic Con reserves the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to the disruptive behavior policy, and risks having their admission revoked.

CELEBRITY PHOTO OPS presented by Timeless Photo Boise

Photo ops will be held at the Center Expo

Photo ops: Up to 4 fans in one photo. Downloadable digital photo. 

Guests whose photo ops are not offered, will be taking walk-ups for selfies at their tables at the show.

Saturday, April 6th

10:00 AM Colin Baker

11:00 AM Sean Astin 

12:00 PM Gigi Edgley

1:00 PM Clem So

2:00 PM Spencer Wilding

3:00 PM Ming Chen

Sunday, April 7th

10:00 AM Colin Baker

11:00 AM Sean Astin

12:00 PM Spencer Wilding

1:00 PM Ming Chen

2:00 PM Gigi Edgley

*Schedule is subject to change.

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CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPH & PHOTO OP RATES

SEAN ASTIN

Autograph: $80

Professional Photo Op: $100

All autographs and photographs for Sean Astin will be online only due to popular demand, and to ensure that attendees will receive autographs and/or photographs.

BUY NOW

COLIN BAKER

Autograph: $50

Selfie: $30

Combo: $60

Professional Photo Op: $65

Autographs and selfies are available at the convention only and not advanced or scheduled. CASH ONLY. 

Professional photo ops are available online only. 

GIGI EDGLEY

Autograph: $40

Selfie: $40

Combo: $70

Professional Photo Op: $65

Autographs and selfies are available at the convention only and not advanced or scheduled. Cash and card.  

Professional photo ops are available online only. 

SPENCER WILDING

Autograph: $40

Selfie: $40

Combo: $70

Autographs on Funko Pops & specialty items like helmets: $100

Professional Photo Op: $65

Autographs and selfies are available at the convention only and not advanced or scheduled. Cash and card.  

Professional photo ops are available online only. 

 

CLEM SO

Autograph: $25

Selfie: $25

Combo: $40

Professional Photo Op: $45

Autographs and selfies are available at the convention only and not advanced or scheduled. CASH ONLY. 

Professional photo ops are available online only. 

BRIAN A. PRINCE

Autograph: $40

Selfie: $20

Combo: $50

Available at the convention only. Cash and card. 

 

MARIE WESTBROOK

Autograph print 8x10: $40

Autograph print 11x14: $50

Autographed Funko Pop: $60

Selfie: $20

Autograph on a guest's item: $20

Available at the convention only. Cash and card. 

 

TONY OLIVER

Autograph: $40

Selfie: $15

Combo: $50

Autograph on a Funko Pop (includes a selfie): $50

Available at the convention only. Cash and card. 

 

SAM KWASMAN

Autograph: $40

Selfie: $30

Combo: $50

Donald Duck CD: $30

Tom and Jerry DVD Autographed: $40.00

Bob Newhart Show DVD Autographed: $40.00

Robot Chicken DVD Autographed: $40.00

Totally Minnie Vinyl Record autographed w/Sam Kwasman and Peter Renaday (Mickey Mouse): $80.00

Totally Minnie Vinyl Record autographed w/Sam Kwasman: $60

Available at the convention only. Cash and card. 
 

MING CHEN

Autograph: $40

Selfie: $20

Combo: $40

Professional Photo Op: $45

Autographs and selfies are available at the convention only and not advanced or scheduled. Cash and card.  

Professional photo ops are available online only.



 

*All prices are at the guests' discretion and are subject to change. 

COSPLAY CONTEST presented by TumeRoom

Cosplay Contest is held at the Western Town Building

Cosplay Contest is hosted by Ming Chen

Saturday, April 6th

4:00 PM - To Completion COSPLAY OF CHAMPIONS COSPLAY CONTEST presented by TumeRoom:

Categories: ADULTS (20 and up) and GROUPS (all ages, up to 5 contestants per group)

Sunday, April 7th

5:00 PM - To Completion COSPLAY OF CHAMPIONS COSPLAY CONTEST presented by TumeRoom:

Categories: KIDS (0-12) and TEENS (13-19)

Signups for the contest are inside the Western Town building. 

COSPLAY & COSPLAY CONTEST RULES:

 

  1. Participation in the Cosplay Contest is free for all attendees. Vendors, fan group members, and special guests are not eligible to participate in the Cosplay Contest.

  2. Cosplay Contest is a family-friendly event. All costumes must cover "swimsuit areas" – no nudity. Full body-paint costumes are not eligible for craftsmanship.

  3. Cosplay Contest is a safe and PG-13 friendly environment. Any participant exhibiting hate speech and behavior towards any group will be disqualified from the competition and asked to leave the event. Language and hand gestures on stage have to be in compliance with the PG-13 rule. Violators may be disqualified from the competition.

  4. The contest is open to characters from published works; movies, TV shows, comic books, cartoons, video games, and card games, as well as crossover characters and original characters

  5. The contest will be held in 4 categories: Kids (ages 0 to 12), Teens (ages 13-19), Adults (ages 20 and up), and Groups (all ages, up to 5 contestants per group).

  6. Each contestant may only enter one costume into the competition and can be in only one Category.

  7. Cosplay Contest entries are capped as following: Adults – 40 entries, Kids – 30 entries, Teens – 30 entries, Groups – 20 entries.

  8. Registration for the Cosplay Contest will be at the show inside the Western Town building.

  9. Judgment criteria: Visual Design, Creativity, Craftsmanship, Overall Image and Presentation.

  10. Store-bought costumes are eligible to enter. However, preference might be given to crafted costumes, at the judges’ discretion. Exceptions may be given in the Kids Category.

  11. Contestants are not allowed to throw anything off the stage or use anything on stage that will leave a mess. This includes (but is not limited to) liquids, glitter, and confetti. No pyrotechnics, fire, explosive devices, live animals, or similar special effects can be used during the competition.

  12. No real weapons are allowed to be used as part of costumes both during the event and the cosplay contest. Prohibited: metal blades whether sharp or blunt e.g. swords, axes, and knives; actual guns, rifles, or artillery; heavy bats; toughened plastic training sword; explosives and incendiary devices; functional strung bows or crossbows, sharp arrows or bolts; heavy gas canisters; protruding nails or other sharp items; laser pointers. All prop weapons must be safe to be worn in public. Orange tip required.

  13. All contestants must be present at the beginning of the Cosplay Contest. No-shows are not eligible to compete even if the registration form was filled out.

  14. All events at Gem State Comic Con, including the cosplay contest, have the potential to be photographed/filmed/recorded in some fashion. These recordings may be used in future galleries or promotions. Signing up for, and/or attending, any cosplay event is done with the understanding that recording could occur at any time, and permission is tacitly given for the participant's likeness to be used.

  15. Top three places in each Category will be awarded with prizes. Grand prize for 1st Place Adults is a trophy and $500 cash.

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GAME ZONE presented by Kobold's Keep

Game Zone is located at the Center Expo

Saturday, April 6th

Trading Card Games

Pokémon Build and Battle: 10 AM - 3 PM:

Celebrate the newest Pokémon set, Temporal Forces, with a battle for the ages! This Build and Battle Event runs $25 and nets you a Build and Battle box, which includes a deck to start with, 4 packs to draft, and one unique Prerelease card of four. Ditto tokens will be used to evolve your pokemon freely once per game. All participants get a prize pack and a Temporal Forces Booster, and Top 4 get a wealth of additional packs of the latest and greatest set! Remember, with Temporal Forces, time is on your side!

One Piece Constructed: 1 PM - 5 PM:

Set sail for One Piece! Bring your One Piece deck to the table and make your opponents walk the plank! This free tournament - that's right, free! - awards players tournament packs based on their performance. Everyone gets one, and you're competing for the coveted Victory packs that go to the top 3! Play the best, and prove you're King of the Pirates!

Magic Commander League: 10AM - 5 PM

Be welcome, Planeswalker. The Kobold's Keep Commander League is at Gem state for your entertainment. Grab an achievement sheet, play some games, and have our staff sign off on your accomplishments in order to win fabulous prizes, including promos, booster packs, and even Collector Packs! The League is free to participate in and requires no special materials or consideration.

Other Games

Paint & Take: 10 AM - 5 PM

Ever wanted to try miniature painting? Just need a moment to unwind? Come release your creative spirit at our miniature painting table! Brushes, paints, water, and paper towels are all supplied, and you can even get a free miniature to paint and keep, while supplies last. Get some tips on how to paint, try out the hobby if you haven't, or come just to show off!


Dungeons & Dragons 5e - The Korkati Mazes: 10 AM - 2 PM

The ancient city of Korkat met its doom one day, when it was buried underneath the desert sands. There, for hundreds of years, the treasures of one of the richest civilizations in the world has slept, until the scorching winds brought the ruins to the surface once more. Choose an adventurer, and embark on a journey that's never the same twice! Explore a dungeon that builds itself anew every time! Venture forth, find treasure, and discover why Korkat was buried...but be careful. The cruel desert will reclaim Korkat soon, and you must escape before you're buried along with it! No prior D&D experience is necessary. Characters, pencils, dice, and miniatures are all provided for the game.

Savage Worlds - Adventures in Virginia City: 12-4 PM

Welcome to Virginia City! The only place where the water is alcoholic enough to be flammable, and the infamous "Goat Man" defaces the church on a weekly basis. Virginia City boasts being the second city in the nation to approve women's suffrage, has a state of the art rail line, and a bountiful cult problem! Roleplay in the Wild West in one of the most memorable locations to have actually existed. These zany adventures let you relive actual historical insanity with just a dash of the fantastic to keep you guessing what really happened and what's been invented, all for your amusement. No prior tabletop roleplay experience is necessary. Characters, pencils, dice, and miniatures are all provided for the game.

Sunday, April 7th

Trading Card Games

Magic the Gathering - Murders at Karlov Manor Draft: 10 AM - 3 PM

The latest main set of Magic: the Gathering awaits you in a three pack booster draft! For the low price of $20, you can draft 3 Murders at Karlov Manor Play Boosters in a fun and frantic event. Everyone is guaranteed promos and one booster pack, and top 4 gain rich prizes! Don your deerstalker hats and get solving, because the greatest mystery still awaits: Who is going to be our champion?

Digimon Constructed: 1 PM - 5 PM

Digimon Tamers, get ready! The Digital World awaits, and there are battles to be fought ahead! Bring your decks and face your challengers to become the champion! The tournament costs $7 to enter, and all participants are guaranteed a pack of Animal Colosseum just for entering, as well as a tournament pack! Top players get additional booster packs of Animal Colosseum and tournament winner promotional packs!

Magic Commander League: 10 AM - 5 PM

Be welcome, Planeswalker. The Kobold's Keep Commander League is at Gem state for your entertainment. Grab an achievement sheet, play some games, and have our staff sign off on your accomplishments in order to win fabulous prizes, including promos, booster packs, and even Collector Packs! The League is free to participate in and requires no special materials or consideration.

Other Games

Paint & Take: 10 AM - 5 PM

Ever wanted to try miniature painting? Just need a moment to unwind? Come release your creative spirit at our miniature painting table! Brushes, paints, water, and paper towels are all supplied, and you can even get a free miniature to paint and keep, while supplies last. Get some tips on how to paint, try out the hobby if you haven't, or come just to show off!


Dungeons & Dragons 5e - The Korkati Mazes: 10 AM - 2 PM

The ancient city of Korkat met its doom one day, when it was buried underneath the desert sands. There, for hundreds of years, the treasures of one of the richest civilizations in the world has slept, until the scorching winds brought the ruins to the surface once more. Choose an adventurer, and embark on a journey that's never the same twice! Explore a dungeon that builds itself anew every time! Venture forth, find treasure, and discover why Korkat was buried...but be careful. The cruel desert will reclaim Korkat soon, and you must escape before you're buried along with it! No prior D&D experience is necessary. Characters, pencils, dice, and miniatures are all provided for the game.

Savage Worlds - Adventures in Virginia City: 12 PM - 4 PM

Welcome to Virginia City! The only place where the water is alcoholic enough to be flammable, and the infamous "Goat Man" defaces the church on a weekly basis. Virginia City boasts being the second city in the nation to approve women's suffrage, has a state of the art rail line, and a bountiful cult problem! Roleplay in the Wild West in one of the most memorable locations to have actually existed. These zany adventures let you relive actual historical insanity with just a dash of the fantastic to keep you guessing what really happened and what's been invented, all for your amusement. No prior tabletop roleplay experience is necessary. Characters, pencils, dice, and miniatures are all provided for the game.

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