Registration open at 9AM: Priority given to those purchasing for Accessibility Hour.
Accessibility Access Hour
Open to the General Public Vendor Room, Artist, Alley, Gaming OPEN
Terry Riley Performance
Trivia, Sarcasm, Laughter. Mostly sarcasm.
Opening Ceremony (Garrison/Signal)
Understanding Conventions 101
SFOTR, AvEx, Atlanti-Con
New to conventions? New to being a geek? Join us for a talk about how conventions work, what you can expect from us and what we expect from you. We'll also talk about the process of getting actors and other guests to our conventions, cosplaying tips and just help you orient yourself in general on this mad, crazy ride!
The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Comic Book Movie
We didn't always live in an age where the majority of comic book movies are awesome. There was once a dark time where good comic book movies were the rarity. This panel will take a chronological look at the major motion pictures of the greatest comic heroes.
The Most Dysfunctional Writing Panel Ever
Newfoundland Independent Writer's Alliance
Various indie authors participate in an unconventional writing panel where audience participation is highly encouraged and the questions and answers about writing range from helpful to hilarious to brutally honest. Anything can happen, and no question is off limits.
Building Horns and Headdresses
Wuckajuice Cosplay and Art
An overview of building lightweight and inexpensive horns and headgear, from patterning to finishing.
Origins of the "Found Footage" Horror Film Genre 16+ (ID required)
Story Time with Fat Apollo (13+)
In Honour of Carrie Fisher:
Girl’s Night at SFOTR
Featuring Star Wars:Return of the Jedi
Registration Desk, Vendor Room, Artist Alley, Gaming CLOSED 7PM
Magic Tournament sponsored by Midgard Gaming (SFOTR pass required)
Start Time 7:30pm Until 11:50 pm
Karaoke ($5 Admission)
Until 1:00 am (Bar Service available- ID required for bar service)
Foamwerks Guest Panel
EPOCH on the Rock: Live Action Role Play
Do you enjoy roleplaying games, fantasy worlds, or safe (yet chaotic) live combat? EPOCH on the Rock is a live-action roleplaying (LARP) group here in St. John's, and we're always looking for new players. Throughout the summer, we get together for weekend games, where we enjoy good food, good company, and a never-ending stream of monsters, magic, and other strange events. This panel talks about what a LARP event is like, how combat and magic work in the game, and how you can join in. So if you're ready to swing a foam sword or throw some magic, this is one LARP you cannot miss. Game on!
Make your own Golden Snitch (Children’s event)
PLEASE NOTE: The number of participants for this event is limited to 20.
Registration Desk, Vendor Room, Artist Alley, Gaming OPEN 9AM
Escape Quest Escape Room in Columbus Room . Please go to EQ table to book your time.
Children’s costume contest
Characterization - Giving Life to Your Creations
Patrick C. Gear & Pam Pinsent
Discussing character development and design in writing, visual art, costume design and performance
Boardgame Library Open to All
(10am-6:00pm in the Court Garden))
Library courtesy of Av Ex
Battle of the Bronies
The return of the popular MLP quiz show! Who will be crowned Alicorn Princess this year?
The Monsters of Doctor Who
Ever wondered why a Dalek has a sink plunger, or a Yeti sounds like a toilet flushing! And what makes a great scary monster? Find out all about the Monsters of Doctor Who!
YouTube Talk for Preteens
Ever want to geek out about all things YouTube, but weren't sure who to talk too? Look no further! Come join the group, as we talk about creators, how to create, and more.
Writing Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction
Engen Books and WANL
This panel will focus on working out the unique issues faced by writers of speculative fiction. Particularly, the issues with plot development and how to get your story finished. I am also hoping to touch on what to do after your novel is complete.
Combining Foam And Fabric
Vanessa Pinsent Cosplay
A demonstration showcasing the technique of using Fabrics with EVA foam to give your cosplay specific looks
The KPop Games
This year instead of providing a lecture on an aspect of KPop I thought I'd shake it up and do a game instead. The room will be divided in two and contestants will be given an opportuinity to answer a question concering some aspect of KPop or do a physical component like charades or dance.
Ethan Phillips Guest Panel
Beginners Guide to Ocarinas
Introduction to ocarinas and the different types.
Broaching Steampunk: Making Broaches from Found Items
A major theme in Steampunk is the creation of costumes and accessories using found items. This workshop will illustrate this concept through the creation of broaches (also can be used as hat pins). Participants will be given a plain backing and will be able to explore "found" items to glue to the backing to create their own steampunk broach. Participants are also encouraged to bring in some of their own found items to share or to give their broach a personal touch.
D & D Open House
Come join us and play dungeons and dragons. New and old players welcome
Jewel Staite Guest Panel
Figure Reference for Illustration
Using photo and live figure reference to strengthen your illustrations
The Dark Side of Pokemon
Tim Parsons & Carrie-Lynn Barr
You might not want to catch 'em all, because chances are you're gonna die. This panel will look at the sinister face behind one of the biggest gaming franchises.
Doug Jones Guest Panel
Q&A with Author Scott Bartlett
Join Scott Bartlett as he answers your questions about writing and publishing, drawing on years of experience as a full-time indie author. He'll also give a short reading from his latest novel, Supercarrier!
Newfoundland Robotics Club
Making a robot is hard? Hardly! The Newfoundland Robotics Club is proud to be hosting the very first Hebocon event on the island during Sci-fi on the Rock 2017!
Ambassador SeriesSuper Science Demonstrations
Johnson Geo Centre
Swarley Pilgrim House Cup Feud 2017
It's Family Feud, but with Hogwarts houses, and Harry Potter themed questions!
Until 5:50 pm
Ember: A Post-Apocalyptic Larp (18+)
We are Ember, A post apocalyptic themed Live Action Role Playing game based in St.Johns Newfoundland. We are a newly created, community driven, LARP set in our own interpretation of a post apocalyptic Newfoundland. However, we have a delightful twist! We will be using our own uniquely created aesthetic that we have coined as "Analog Punk". A world where the technology of the 70's and 80's prevailed, and promptly came to an apocalyptic end! (Please note that we are an 18+ group)
K-Pop Dance Lesson
A dance lesson from one of the iconic K-Pop group music videos in the last year!
Sci Fi Bingo
Elder Scrolls History 101
Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir: The Perfect Gender Neutral Cartoon
I want to give a presentation about a show called Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir an animated show that manages to blend the tropes of a magical girl anime without being a magical girl anime despite the fact that it was originally intended to be just that.
Registration Desk, Vendor Room, Artist Alley, Gaming
CLOSED at 6PM
VIP Ticket Required19+ (ID Required)
Ambassador Series:Hologram Ninjas
Hologram Ninjas laser and light show features acts by three circus performers who love cosplay and sci fi. The short spectacle will be a visual feast of light energy, circus skills and colorful costumes. This years theme for our act is superheroes.
Performances will include Laser Girl, Susan Jarvis and Dash Malone. Laser Girl can bend light, hold lasers and shoot real streams of energy from the palms of her hand while doing her laser dance. Susan Jarvis is a local performer who uses her LED Hula Hoops to create astounding patterns pictures and dance moves. Dash Malone is an acrobat who uses his light sabers, Hologram wands and nunchaku to cast classic video game sprites and other artwork in mid air.
Anime Extravaganza (16 and under
The St. John's Anime Society would like for you to once again join us for our Anime Extravaganza, including exciting rounds of Anime Jeopardy followed by a few episodes of excellent anime, this event will be in 2 parts with the first at 7 for ages 16 and under, and the second at 9 for ages 17 and up. Please seek the anime society during the weekend to sign up to participate in Jeopardy, participation is limited and is offered on a first come first served basis, with prizes for the winners.
Dance 19+ ($10 admission)
Until 1:00am (ID Required)
Anime Extravaganza (17+)
Until 10:50pm(ID Required)
Spec Fic Wakeup Write-In
Whether you’re a first-timer or a pro, bring your laptop or your notebook and join other spec fic writers for a morning word sprint!
Registration Desk, Vendor Room, Artist Alley, Gaming OPEN 9:30AM
SFOTR Storytime for Toddlers
Literary Analysis in Science Fiction and Fantasy
A brand new panel from Engen Books, wherein we take readers through different methods of analyzing science fiction and fantasy literature for deeper meaning.
A hands-on introduction to hand-mouth puppetry.
Just a chat about our favorite series
Ethan Phillips Guest Panel
War Games- stations
Heavy Mithral - Heavy Metal and Fantasy Influences
A discussion about how heavy metal music has been influenced by fantasy.
Sci-Fi TV of the 60's, 70's and 80's
Marvel vs. DC: Comic Books: Most Useless Argument
To discuss the ongoing Marvel vs. DC debate and why intrinsically, there really can't be a winner.
Costume Pre Judging
Ambassador Series:Cullam Bruce-Lockheart Game designer
The Best Video Game Starring Your Favourite Comic Book Character
The panel will look at some of the most popular super heroes (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, etc.) and then the best game that features them.
Adventures with Vampires and Publishing
A talk on my experiences with publishers and being self-published as a vampire author. I give information and tips on writing, editing, marketing and promotion along with plenty of opportunities for Q&A. I also like to discuss how other authors have succeeded and advice they provide from a few short videos. I usually end with a short description of my vampire series and time permitting a small reading from my latest book.
Costume Contest Holding
Costume Contest (Court Garden)