TOPCON 2017 PROGRAM GUIDE

Welcome! The TopCon Team has worked hard to bring you the very top events, panels, guests, and vendors. Each and everyone has been screened and determined to be the best of the best.

Please look out for those who prey on the unknowing. If a vendor is not listed in our schedule or they are selling anything off of the Expocentre property and claim they are associated with TopCon; They are not! Buyer beware.

TOPCON ETIQUETTE

In order to maintain a fun and friendly atmosphere for all attendees, please read and adhere to the following list of convention etiquette:

Harassment of any kind is not allowed or tolerated at TopCon. The full harassment policy below.

Be nice to all attendees, TopCon staff, and volunteers. We want everyone to have fun and convention helpers have worked hard to ensure everyone’s weekend of entertainment.

Always ask first before taking a photo of or touching another person- even those in costume.

Cosplay is Not Consent. Look, don’t touch!

TOPCON HARASSMENT POLICY

Harassment includes (but is not limited to) unwanted verbal and written comments, obscene gestures, and unwanted physical interactions against an individual or group of individuals. Harassment of any kind can include (but is not limited to) targeting individuals based on sex or gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion, and other protected groups.

Incidents should be reported to a TopCon Staff Member for further action and resolution. Individuals participating in any harassing behaviors will be asked to stop immediately. Individuals will be expected to comply immediately and for the duration of the convention. TopCon staff reserves the right to kick out harassers without providing any refund.

All TopCon Geek Expo Ticket Sales are Final. No Refund on Pre-Registration, Event, or Door Ticket Sales. Tatman Productions LLC and TopCon Geek Expo 2017 Reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. A refund will not be issued to any guest asked to leave the Convention due to non-compliance with rules or policy. If a guest is asked to leave the convention who feels that he or she has been discriminated against due to race, sex, religion, creed, or national origin, please send an EMAIL with your complaint and we will investigate immediately and notify you of our findings in a timely fashion.

TOPCON COSPLAY WEAPONS POLICY

In order to maintain a fun and friendly atmosphere for all attendees, please read and follow the following rules for Cosplay Weapon Display and Usage at TopCon:

  • All Cosplay Weapons entering TopCon Geek Expo will be checked at the Weapons desk located across from the Registration desk inside the entrance.
  •  Only plastic or rubber Swords and knives without sharp points or edges will be allowed.
  • Rifles, Handguns, or any projectile weapons will have an orange safety cap on barrel end, no exceptions.
  • LOADED WEAPONS OF ANY KIND ARE NOT ALLOWED- NO EXCEPTIONS. This includes soft ply and Nerf projectiles as well as actual guns, rifles, pistols, etc.
  • Crossbows will be unstrung, Arrows and tips will be of soft pliable material. The release of any arrow or bow projectile is completely forbidden within or on the grounds of the Expocentre

Martial Arts Weapons will be made of foam or soft pliable material. Throwing stars or hard, chained nun-chucks ARE NOT allowed.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE TOPCON COSPLAY GEEK EXPO WEAPONS POLICY WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM THE CONVENTION

TOPCON EVENT HOURS

SATURDAY 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

8:30 am – Capitol Plaza Falling Waters Restaurant – Deep Roy Golden Ticket Breakfast
9:00 am – Kansas Expocentre: Agriculture Hall – Doors Open: Ticket Sales & Cosplay (human and animal), Tattoo and Video Game Competition Registration
9:45 am – Visit Topeka Stage – Triple Diamond Cosplay: Look But Don’t Touch
10:00 am – Visit Topeka Stage – Writers Panel: Worldcraft with Susanne Lambdin, Ray Wenck, and Brian Peterson
10:00 am – Grassy Knoll (outside across from main entrance) – Forest Park Laser Tag Opens
11:00 am – Visit Topeka Stage – Power Rangers Q&A with Nakia Burisse and Catherine Sutherland
11:00 am – Haunted Woods Kidzone – Triple Diamond Cosplay Magic
12:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Panel: This Is What We Do with members of IBOT, 501st & Tigerhawks
1:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – The ScallyWags: Pirate Comedy
1:00 pm – Haunted Woods Kidzone – Monster Wrestling: T-Rex Vs. Godzilla with Referee The GYPSY
2:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Larry Hama Q&A
2:00 pm – Registration Ends For Cosplay Competition
3:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Cosplay Pre-Judging
3:00 pm – Haunted Woods Kidzone – Triple Diamond Cosplay Magic
4:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Clearly Guilty: Musical Comedy
5:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Cosplay Competition with MC’s Beard & Bean
5:00 pm – Haunted Woods Kidzone – Photo Ops with Godzilla and T-Rex
6:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Cosplay Competition Concludes/Winners Announced and Trophies Presented
6:00 pm – Grassy Knoll – Forest Park Laser Tag Closes
7:00 pm – Kansas Expocentre: Agriculture Hall – Doors Close
8:00 pm – Norsemen Brewing Company: 830 North Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas – Adult After Party Featuring Pirate Comedy with The ScallyWags and Cosplay Karaoke with Brass Engine Productions

Members of the Topeka Pirate Society will be assisting in the Haunted Woods Kidzone. They will be giving out Free Popcorn to children and prizes from their Treasure Chest to TopCon Bingo Winners.

Craft Beer Concession is Hosted by Norsemen Brewing Company. Refresh yourself with one (or more!) of their award winning Craft Beers. 21+ only.

The TopCon Concession Stand is Hosted by Beer Gut Barbecue. Fill your stomach and lick your fingers, because you are in Barbecue Heaven.

SUNDAY 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

9:00 am – Kansas Expocentre: Agriculture Hall – Doors Open: Ticket Sales & Animal Cosplay, Video Game & Tattoo Competition Registration
10:00 am – Visit Topeka Stage – Cosplay Budget Build Panel with Clay Aksarben Hielscher
10:00 am – Grassy Knoll (outside across from main entrance) – Forest Park Laser Tag Opens
10:00 am – Animal Cosplay Registration Ends
11:00 am – Visit Topeka Stage – Petland Topeka Pet Cosplay Competition with Beard & Bean
11:00 am – Haunted Woods Kidzone – Triple Diamond Cosplay Magic
12:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Clearly Guilty: Musical Comedy
12:00 pm – Neon Flash Gaming Zone – Smash Brothers Video Game Tournament Begins
1:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Deep Roy Q&A
1:00 pm – Haunted Woods Kidzone – Monster Wrestling: T-Rex Vs. Godzilla with Referee The Gypsy
2:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Greg “The Hammer” Valentine Q&A
2:00 pm – Registration Ends For Geek Tattoo Competition
3:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Mystic Addiction Geek Tattoo Contest emceed By Captain Spaulding
3:00 pm – Haunted Woods Kidzone – Triple Diamond Cosplay Magic
4:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – ScallyWags: Pirate Comedy
5:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Final Door Prize Giveaway
5:00 pm – Haunted Woods Kidzone – Photo Ops with Godzilla and T-Rex
6:00 pm – Visit Topeka Stage – Smash Brothers Tournament Trophy Presentation, Thank You and Expo Wrap-Up
6:00 pm – Grassy Knoll – Forest Park Laser Tag Closes
7:00 pm – Kansas Expocentre: Agriculture Hall – Doors Close: See You Next Year at TopCon Geek Expo 2018!

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TOPCON TABLETOP GAMING SCHEDULE


THE TABLETOP FUN CONTINUES SATURDAY EVENING AFTER TOPCON CLOSES AT GROG’S GAMES: 3124 SW 29th Suite #8, TOPEKA, KANSAS

MEET OUR GUESTS

WHERE ARE THEY?

  1. Gerome Berry: GB Comix
  2. Merriam Hayden: Star Kitty Army
  3. Cam Adams: Outbreak Comics
  4. George Feliu: Feliu Press
  5. Valorie Carman: Lovitus
  6. Feliciano Mora: The Artisian Rogue
  7. Ray Wenck: Author Ray Wenck
  8. Emmett Mandala: Plague Deities Art
  9. Leah Michelsen: Silver Stars Illustration
  10. Derek Neal: Configuration Boxes
  11. Brian Peterson: Written By BWP
  12. Susan Lambdin: Dead Hearts & Captain Spaulding
  13. Deep Roy: Oompa Loompa & Jim Decker: Actor
  14. Nakia Burrisse: Yellow Power Ranger
  15. Catherine Sutherland: Pink Power Ranger
  16. Larry Hama: GI Joe Comics
  17. 234th Tiger Hawks: Cosplay Guest
  18. Neon Flash Gaming Zone
  19. Video Game Tournament
  20. Bots & Stuff
  21. Topeka Cosplay Society: Cosplay Guest
  22. Kansas City Comic Con
  23. Timelord Travel Agency: Photography
  24. Petland Topeka
  25. KSNT TV
  26. Tradepost Ent. Official TopCon Shirts
  27. Dennis Young: Uptown Authors
  28. Dennis Young: Uptown Authors
  29. Dakota Caldwell: Lead Pyramid
  30. Alexandra Olson: Enigma Ent.
  31. Cameron Kieffer: CK Comics
  32. Nana Holmstrom: Nana Marchae
  33. Lynn Main: Author
  34. C. Robert Jones: CRJ Publishing
  35. Seth Groves: Seth Groves Art
  36. William Schlichter: Author
  37. Cumulus Broadcasting
  38. Aunt Nancy’s Face Painting
  39. Vintage Stock
  40. Nanas Nook
  41. The Costume Wrangler’s Closet
  42. The SkallyWags
  43. Millennium Comic-tychs
  44. Kansas SPN Family
  45. Ziggy’s West
  46. Time Eddy III
  47. IBOT: Iron Brothers Of Topeka
  48. Another Castle Creations: Cosplay
  49. KC Cosplay & Photography: Repair
  50. Triple Diamond Cosplay: Magic
  51. Trevor The Asgardian: Cosplay
  52. 501st: 70th Garrison: Cosplay
  53. Plush In The USA
  54. Plush In The USA
  55. Plush In The USA   
  56. 1313 Mockingbird Lane
  57. The Three Sisters
  58. BopBopKat
  59. Jenn’s $5 Jewels-Paparazzi
  60. Hazel Hill Chocolate
  61. Smallville Comic-Con
  62. Sternberg Museum: Dinosaurs
  63. Play To Beat Brain Cancer
  64. Eclectic
  65. Steampunk Goddess Boutique
  66. The Armorer
  67. The Armorer
  68. Wantz
  69. Clearly Guilty
  70. Brass Engine Productions

A. Visit Topeka Stage

B. Norsemen Brewing Company

C. Dining Area

D. Beer Gut Barbeque Concession Stand

E. Men’s Room

F. Women’s Room

G. Registration Desk

H. Entrance

I. Weapons Check & Show Merch

J. TopCon Table Top Gaming

K. Seating

L. Loading Dock & Guest Restrooms

M. Photo Wall

Outside:

  • Picnic & Smoking Area
  • Forest Park Laser Tag
  • Haunted Woods Kids Zone Hosted By Topeka Pirate Society
  • Historic Topeka Harley Davidson
  • T-Rex VS. Godzilla Wrestling Arena.

Map Subject To Change Without Notice.

WE RECOGNIZE AND THANK OUR AWESOME VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE THE LIFE BLOOD OF TOPCON GEEK EXPO. WITHOUT THEIR EFFORTS WHAT WE DO WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE.

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TOPCON NO FAULT LOSS & ACCIDENT

TopCon Geek Expo is owned by Tatman Productions LLC a Kansas Limited Liability Company. TopCon Geek Expo, Tatman Productions LLC. Its Owners, Employees, Consigns or Heirs are not responsible for any loss of personal property real or imagined by any individual, business or group. Furthermore TopCon Geek Expo, Tatman Productions LLC. Its Owners, Employees, Consigns or Heirs are not responsible for any accidents minor or major or that may result in loss of limbs, physical function, or life. Insurance for personal items and self is the sole responsibility of each individual, business or group attending any Tatman Productions LLC or TopCon Geek Expo event.

TOPCON COPYRIGHT NOTICE

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THE COUNTDOWN TO TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2018 HAS BEGUN

SEPTEMBER 8 & 9, 2018

KANSAS EXPOCENTRE: AGRICULTURE HALL, TOPEKA, KANSAS

PRE-SALE DISCOUNT TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 1, 2018