2018 Schedule of Events
Hotel Check In
For incoming overnight stays at the Convention Venue, Town&Country San Diego will start to check guests in at 3:00pm. This gives you plenty of time to prep for a night at the VIP Party.
The Tiki Pavilion
Friday night is the exclusive VIP party! The party is an open-bar event (but please, tip your bartenders!) and it will be held at the Tiki Pavilion, the Grand Fountain, and Rose Garden areas.
How about we make this a formal affair? Dress to the 9’s, strut your stuff, and let’s kick this year off in style! Expect a fantastic evening warming up for the con under the gorgeous night sky!
Keynote Speaker Session
Kicking off InterGalactiCon San Diego 2018 will be the opening keynote session by Hollywood actress Claudia Christian! Claudia is well known for her role as Cmdr Susan Ivanova from the ground-breaking TV series Babylon 5! She’s gone on to write a number of books and also founded the C3 Foundation. Join us for an inspiring chat with Claudia about her rise and role in fandom.
LAN Game Room
Royal Palm Room 1
We will be hosting an all day LAN Party this year. Game sessions will take place in the Royal Palm Event Rooms! Games will include Super Smash Bros., Command & Conquer, and many more. Pwn or be pwnd.
Interested in hosting a game?! Let us know here!
Noah Fleder, founder and head of Force Storm Entertainment, brings his staff of distinguished independent filmmakers to talk about what it takes, and what it’s like, to make a film and work in fandom!
Table Top Gaming Room
Royal Palm Room 2
We’ve set aside one of the event rooms specifically for tabletop gamers to run their games all day long! Come check it out, play a round, or just watch and learn from some of the best!
Interested in hosting a game?! We still have space Let us know here!
Inspiration comes from all sorts of places for all sorts of reasons. Many of us find video games inspiring on various ways. We are honored to have Ryan Schneider from Insomniac Games here to talk to us about how developers infuse themselves into these games we play, and how that can even translate into the real-world! Ryan himself has become an accomplished competitive Ironman athlete and has now gone even further to coach and inspire others!
IGC Artists & Exhibitors
Atlas Ballroom South
It’s worth your time to come visit the extraordinary artists and exhibitors at IGC this year! See what local and far-away artists have to offer, and some of the great companies which help keep our fandom going strong! The Artist & Exhibitor hall is part of the IGC Social Lounge, open all day long for eyeballs!
A set of panelists, all teachers & educators, will talk about what it’s like using their various flavors of fandom to help educate kids.
IGC Social Lounge
Atlas Ballroom South
What’s one thing the Big Cons lack? Some place to hang out! How many times have you had to sit on the floor in a hallway just to eat a snack? InterGalactiCon has your back!
We’ve set aside space just so you have somewhere to chill! We’re bringing in food & drink bars, lots of tables, and even sofas so you and your friends can take a break! Come hang out, compare swag, talk about the talk you just saw, mingle with other people – and right across the way is the exhibitor and artist area where you can find new warez to bring home to your FanCave!
Designing The Galaxy
We are honored with a special presentation from the creator of the Death Star and many of the original Star Wars vehicles, Colin Cantwell! Colin will talk with us about how he created some of the most iconic starships from a galaxy far, far away!
Costume Repair Room
Royal Palm Room 5
There’s nothing worse than spending months getting your cosplay outfit “just right” – then you show up at an event and something goes wrong!
We’ve got your back! Royal Palm Room 6 is being set aside as a “Repair Room” just for you! Instead of hiking all the way back to your hotel room (if you have one, that is) there’s something in our space where you can do quick repairs and then get right back to having fun!
In this session, Eric Cowperthwaite will be discussing how the works of beloved author J.R.R. Tolkein are still relevant and poignant in today’s real world!
IGC Break Room
Royal Palm Room 4
OMG this space is so big! I don’t want to walk alllllll the way back over and around and through and… well, you know how it goes, right? No problem, we got you! For all of you spending lots of times with events and workshops, we set up a break room (with bar & food!) where you can kick up for a bit and chill out.
We’re planning a session where we will talk about music in games, movies, sci-fi and the stories involved in creating it, how it changes the entire tone of creative works with a few simple notes! Stay tuned for announcements on the speakers for this talk!
Royal Palm Room 3
Ashley Sher, professional hair and make-up artist, will be hosting a workshop to discuss and demonstrate how to do great hair & make-up for all your cosplay adventures!
We’re still accepting proposals for talks! Got an idea? Have something you’re passionate about that you can’t wait to share with the galaxy? Submit your idea here!
Royal Palm Room 3
Join independent film-maker and entrepreneur Tommy Trinh as he hosts a 2-hour workshop on cinematography. You can expect to gain a better understanding of how to set up the shots you want, considerations such as lighting (natural and artificial), color tones, and a variety of aspects. This is very interactive, so come ask questions and learn something new!
The Grand After Party
With the Con wrapping up, it’s time to get down! Every person, droid, or other entity attending the con gets free admission to the Grand After Party! If you have friends who couldn’t make it during the day, we have the Party Pass available which will get them into the party for a low price!
We’ll be providing entertainment for your dancing and listening pleasure (something much more exciting than someone’s Spotify playlist, we promise). Be prepared to explore the galaxy at the cash bars with our mixologist-derived and themed-drinks! How about a Mai-Tie Fighter?
And prepare yourselves for the Grand Cosplay Contest! During the party, we’ll introduce you to the contests and select the winners. An overall winner will be selected, as well as winners of specific categories. Prizes, prestige, and glamour await!
Royal Palm Room 3
Does your group have what it takes to win Skywalker Feud? Survey says… Yes! The host of the Cocky Cockpit podcast has recreated one of the most popular game shows of all time, but with a Star Wars twist! Now you and your group can experience the fun on the big stage with a chance to win prizes!