Panels

Don’t hesitate, participate!

As a fan it’s often the most fun to meet other fans and talk about what you’re both a fan of. Here’s your chance to do so at one of the panels at Imagicon! What is a panel? A panel is all about interaction between the audience and the panel members, which results in a lively discussion. Fans take place behind the table as a panelist and engage each other and the audience in a conversation about the topic. Panels revolve mainly around participation and enthusiasm of the fans in the audience and those seated behind the table. Do you want to be one of the panelists? Send us an email in advance and clearly state your name, motivation and the name of the panel. You don’t have to do anything if you want to sit in the audience. Note: Only visitors of Imagicon, so people who are in possession of a ticket, can register as a panelist. All panel members may take place in the green room to get something to drink, prepare for the panel and possibly get acquainted with the other panelists about fifteen minutes before the panel takes place. Do you have any ideas, tips and suggestions for panels on Imagicon 2016? Let us know via email (info@imagicon.nl).

Bach 1

13:30h Reboots & Remakes: Is that what we want? Josien Smit (moderator), Bobby Vos The latest craze in Hollywood: the mass production of remakes and reboots of movies and series. We’ve seen sequels to Jurassic Park and Star Wars, are about to get yet another new Spider-Man and old shows like The X-Files and Twin Peaks are ‘to be continued’. Is this really what we, as fans, have been waiting for? So, what are good and bad examples of remakes and reboots? When is a comeback a success? What does it take to renew a franchise, and how does a (fresh?) take influences an old fandom? Whether you’re fed up with reboots and remakes, or can’t wait to revisit your old heroes, enter the fray in this panel! 14:30h What is Horror? Martijn Lindeboom (moderator), Perry Mulder, Anthonie Holslag Blood everywhere, screaming teenagers who are slaughtered one by one at an abandoned house in the middle of the forest (of course without having access to their cellphones). Now thát’s horror! Or wait, no, it’s monster that you can only see out of the corner of your eye, or is the stalker who killed a pet to show that he (she?) is keeping an eye on you wherever you go… Is it ‘blood & gore’? Is it a ‘mind game’? Is het a literal monster, or is it the monster within us? What exactly is Horror? 16:30h Strong Female Characters - Hit or Miss? Thessa Blijleven (moderator), Ilana How are our strong female characters doing? Where do we stand on diversity in SF, Fantasy, Horror and Comics? Are films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens a single drop in the ocean? Are audiences ready to finally accept heroes who deviate from the standard white male action hero, or do writers, filmmakers and fans still use this stereotype too often? In short, where does our strong woman stand and why do people keep insisting that more representation is important?

Bach 2

16:30h Marvel vs. DC: Identity Crisis Franck IJpelaar (moderator) Marvel and DC are each trying to put their universe in the spotlight both in movies and on TV, and don’t always do that in the same to maintain their identity. But is Marvel vs. DC still ‘a thing’? Do many of the new fans, whose first acquaintance with the heroes was through film or television, even know about this supposed ‘feud’? Do the two brands still have their own identity, or they slowly but surely turning becoming the same, apart from their iconic heroes?

Bach 3

10:30h The Fine Line between Fan and Obsession no panelists yet More often than not it appears as if fans are no longer satisfied with ‘just being a fan’. ‘Their’ movie, series or book must meet their (impossible) demands. Writers, directors, producers and actors leave social media because of harassment or even death threats. Storylines or endings of movies, comics and games are adapted under pressure of fans, and people scream bloody murder when their ‘favorite pairing’ isn’t honored. Where’s the fine line between ‘being a fan’ and going too far? When is someone not just fanatical, but obsessive? Whether it’s about cussing at cosplayer, trolling or ‘flame wars’: Do you, as a fan, have the right to think that you’re entitled to anything? 11:30h Cosplay above 30 Marie-Claude Falardeau-Dekker (moderator), Olga Kr, Thepola Ariane Drenth Barros, Gaelwyn van de Mije, Nina Valentien How do you combine a job, a family and a hobby where you’re constantly working on refining your costume? Thirty years and older, doesn’t that mean that you’re far too old to go cosplaying? Do you give it your best to stay in shape, or are you old (and wise!) enough to don’t give a hoot about other people’s criticism? Prejudice, tips and advice, everything will be discussed by the members of this panel!
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Panels Don’t hesitate, participate! As a fan it’s often the most fun to meet other fans and talk about what you’re both a fan of. Here’s your chance to do so at one of the panels at Imagicon! What is a panel? A panel is all about interaction between the audience and the panel members, which results in a lively discussion. Fans take place behind the table as a panelist and engage each other and the audience in a conversation about the topic. Panels revolve mainly around participation and enthusiasm of the fans in the audience and those seated behind the table. Do you want to be one of the panelists? Send us an email in advance and clearly state your name, motivation and the name of the panel. You don’t have to do anything if you want to sit in the audience. Note: Only visitors of Imagicon, so people who are in possession of a ticket, can register as a panelist. All panel members may take place in the green room to get something to drink, prepare for the panel and possibly get acquainted with the other panelists about fifteen minutes before the panel takes place. Do you have any ideas, tips and suggestions for panels on Imagicon 2016? Let us know via email (info@imagicon.nl). Bach 1 13:30h Reboots & Remakes: Is that what we want? Josien Smit (moderator), Bobby Vos The latest craze in Hollywood: the mass production of remakes and reboots of movies and series. We’ve seen sequels to Jurassic Park and Star Wars, are about to get yet another new Spider-Man and old shows like The X-Files and Twin Peaks are ‘to be continued’. Is this really what we, as fans, have been waiting for? So, what are good and bad examples of remakes and reboots? When is a comeback a success? What does it take to renew a franchise, and how does a (fresh?) take influences an old fandom? Whether you’re fed up with reboots and remakes, or can’t wait to revisit your old heroes, enter the fray in this panel! 14:30h What is Horror? Martijn Lindeboom (moderator), Perry Mulder, Anthonie Holslag Blood everywhere, screaming teenagers who are slaughtered one by one at an abandoned house in the middle of the forest (of course without having access to their cellphones). Now thát’s horror! Or wait, no, it’s monster that you can only see out of the corner of your eye, or is the stalker who killed a pet to show that he (she?) is keeping an eye on you wherever you go… Is it ‘blood & gore’? Is it a ‘mind game’? Is het a literal monster, or is it the monster within us? What exactly is Horror? 16:30h Strong Female Characters - Hit or Miss? Thessa Blijleven (moderator), Ilana How are our strong female characters doing? Where do we stand on diversity in SF, Fantasy, Horror and Comics? Are films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens a single drop in the ocean? Are audiences ready to finally accept heroes who deviate from the standard white male action hero, or do writers, filmmakers and fans still use this stereotype too often? In short, where does our strong woman stand and why do people keep insisting that more representation is important? Bach 2 16:30h Marvel vs. DC: Identity Crisis Franck IJpelaar (moderator) Marvel and DC are each trying to put their universe in the spotlight both in movies and on TV, and don’t always do that in the same to maintain their identity. But is Marvel vs. DC still ‘a thing’? Do many of the new fans, whose first acquaintance with the heroes was through film or television, even know about this supposed ‘feud’? Do the two brands still have their own identity, or they slowly but surely turning becoming the same, apart from their iconic heroes? Bach 3 10:30h The Fine Line between Fan and Obsession no panelists yet More often than not it appears as if fans are no longer satisfied with ‘just being a fan’. ‘Their’ movie, series or book must meet their (impossible) demands. Writers, directors, producers and actors leave social media because of harassment or even death threats. Storylines or endings of movies, comics and games are adapted under pressure of fans, and people scream bloody murder when their ‘favorite pairing’ isn’t honored. Where’s the fine line between ‘being a fan’ and going too far? When is someone not just fanatical, but obsessive? Whether it’s about cussing at cosplayer, trolling or ‘flame wars’: Do you, as a fan, have the right to think that you’re entitled to anything? 11:30h Cosplay above 30 Marie-Claude Falardeau-Dekker (moderator),  Olga Kr, Thepola Ariane Drenth Barros, Gaelwyn van de Mije, Nina Valentien How do you combine a job, a family and a hobby where you’re constantly working on refining your costume? Thirty years and older, doesn’t that mean that you’re far too old to go cosplaying? Do you give it your best to stay in shape, or are you old (and wise!) enough to don’t give a hoot about other people’s criticism? Prejudice, tips and advice, everything will be discussed by the members of this panel!
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