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FRI 11:00a.m.: Do You Like the Star Wars? (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe; Rantcor Pit

Speaking: Cole Houston


That 'Galaxy Far, Far Away' comes to Infinicon in a big way again this year!

Whether as spectator or contestant, aficionados of the Star Wars will enjoy this trivia-rich show that draws from all eight feature films (Saga chapters plus Rogue One) as well as the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special! Cole ''JediCole'' Houston of Dallas' own ''The Rantcor Pit Live'' brings his love of the Star Wars to the fore along with his trusty co-host Eddie(-Wan) Medina! If you know your Imperial entanglements, Rebel scum, devoted droids, and intergalactic royalty this is the game show for you.

Three contestants will be chosen at random from a participant pool in the first five minutes of the show. If you know your Star Wars trivia, don't just Sith on your @ss, raise your hand and say ''Jed-I want to be a contender and vie for cool Star Wars prizes!


Category: Game Show




FRI Noon: Name That 'Toon (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


From ''Whatís Up Doc?'' to ''Cowabanga!'' to ''Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!'', icons of cartoons pervade popular culture. Be it catch phrases like these, recognizable costumes, character traits, or fictional locales, cartoon characters have many an aspect that is stuck in our collective heads. THIS is the game show that celebrates all of that mental flotsam and jetsam (thatís jetsam, not Jetsons).

Created by Mrs. JediCole, Name That Toon challenges the cartoon knowledge of contestants in unique ways. Some trivia, yes, but also identifying the cartoon by where it takes place or knowing a character from his or her outfit or favorite food. Simply put, this is no simple challenge. How much of your brainís memory capacity has been wasted on the minutia of animated television fare? It may finally be time to put that knowledge to some good use and win a cool prize!

Three contestants will be chosen at random from the contestant pool right before the show starts, so be sure to arrive early. Eight categories will baffle and delight those playing the game and the audience alike because cartoons arenít just for Saturday morning anymore!


Category: Game Show




FRI 1:00p.m.: Screen Time (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


Part trivia, part unique movie quote knowledge spectacular, this popular game show is coming to Infinicon! So you like spouting off movie quotes by the hundreds with family and friends, do you? Do you really know your quotes when you hear them? How about when they are read aloud as if you wrote out your favorites and gave them to your grandma to read? That is the challenge with Screen Time, where hosts read well known quotes without any inflection, emotion, or attempt to mimic the voices or performance of the original actors.

Cole ''JediCole'' Houston brings this often hilarious game show, which challenges with trivia then hits hard with movie quotes and engaging games, as it tests just how well contestants know the most memorable lines in cinema history. A surprise co-host will join the fun for each incarnation of this favorite game show, so be sure to get into the contestant pool and show your stuff when it comes to speaking in movies!


Category: Game Show




FRI 2:00p.m.: Podcasting Day Camp (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


Do you listen to podcasts? Have you ever said to yourself ''I could do that, and better!''?

Do you listen to podcasts and wonder how and why they do that?

Do you have a curiosity about podcasts but have never listed to one?

Do you want to know what all of these questions are about?

If you answered ''yes'' to any of the above, then you need to attend the first annual Infinicon Podcasting Day Camp! Each day of the convention (yes, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), the Accidental Podcaster himself, Cole ''JediCole'' Houston, will be your Head Counselor as the moderator for panels on podcasting with some of the most seasoned DFW area podcasters he can find. The mix of Camp Counselors will change daily, as will the variety of topics covered from the bare bones basics to pros and cons of podcasting.

Attend one day or all three and get pick up some insights, skills, and general info on podcasting from how to get started, finding your nich, pre-recorded vs. live podcasting, audio vs. video podcasting, and more. This is a great Day Camp for any podcasting fan or for future and present podcasters. Learn the ropes without having to learn to tie knots in a rattlesnake-free environment that is out of the Texas heat!

Free jumbo marshmallow on a stick for all campers, too! (No campfire, though, the hotel kind of frowns on that.)


Category: Discussion Panel




FRI 4:00p.m.: Pop Goes Infinicon (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


Premiering at Infinicon last year, the lively pop culture trivia game show is back!

Pop Goes Infinicon encompasses all thing popular culture from movies to television to comics to literature and more, this is the show that has it all! How well do you know the popular culture of the last 20 to 30 years? Eight challenging categories put that knowledge to the test for three lucky contestants. If all things ''pop'' are your ''thing'', then your host Cole ''JediCole'' Houston is ready to bring it to you in one exciting package that could see a great prize going home with you!

Contestant selection begins at random from audience members who want to take up the challenge within the first five minutes, so be sure to arrive early. Given the scope of the trivia, contestants 18 and over are requested for this show.


Category: Game Show




FRI 5:00p.m.: JediCole Universe Live! (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


The JediCole Universe comes to life again at Infinicon. Launched in 2011 by Cole ''JediCole'' Houston (of ALL-CON Games and Theory), the JCU is the home of such pocast favorites as The Rantcor Pit and Hey Kids, Comics! JediCole will bring a lot of fun and unusual features will return along with more of the humor, antics, and fud that make this talk show a staple.

The ever popular ''It Came From the Dollar Store'' is back again this year with lots of bizarre finds. Special guest Stephen Fett (apprentice of The Rantcor Pit Live will join the fun and you should, too. You never know what you might discover in ''The JediCole Universe''. All of that and the mini game show ''You Can't Win''!


Category: Performance




FRI 10:00p.m.: Screen Time - Rated R (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Mature


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


Part trivia, part unique movie quote knowledge spectacular, this popular game show is coming to Infinicon! So you like spouting off movie quotes by the hundreds with family and friends, do you? Do you really know your quotes when you hear them? How about when they are read aloud as if you wrote out your favorites and gave them to your grandma to read? That is the challenge with Screen Time, where hosts read well known quotes without any inflection, emotion, or attempt to mimic the voices or performance of the original actors.

Cole ''JediCole'' Houston brings this often hilarious game show, which challenges with trivia then hits hard with movie quotes and engaging games, as it tests just how well contestants know the most memorable lines in cinema history. A surprise co-host will join the fun for each incarnation of this favorite game show, so be sure to get into the contestant pool and show your stuff when it comes to speaking in movies!


Category: Game Show




SAT 11:00a.m.: Screen Time (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


Part trivia, part unique movie quote knowledge spectacular, this popular game show is coming to Infinicon! So you like spouting off movie quotes by the hundreds with family and friends, do you? Do you really know your quotes when you hear them? How about when they are read aloud as if you wrote out your favorites and gave them to your grandma to read? That is the challenge with Screen Time, where hosts read well known quotes without any inflection, emotion, or attempt to mimic the voices or performance of the original actors.

Cole ''JediCole'' Houston brings this often hilarious game show, which challenges with trivia then hits hard with movie quotes and engaging games, as it tests just how well contestants know the most memorable lines in cinema history. A surprise co-host will join the fun for each incarnation of this favorite game show, so be sure to get into the contestant pool and show your stuff when it comes to speaking in movies!


Category: Game Show




SAT Noon: Podcasting Day Camp (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


Do you listen to podcasts? Have you ever said to yourself ''I could do that, and better!''?

Do you listen to podcasts and wonder how and why they do that?

Do you have a curiosity about podcasts but have never listed to one?

Do you want to know what all of these questions are about?

If you answered ''yes'' to any of the above, then you need to attend the first annual Infinicon Podcasting Day Camp! Each day of the convention (yes, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), the Accidental Podcaster himself, Cole ''JediCole'' Houston, will be your Head Counselor as the moderator for panels on podcasting with some of the most seasoned DFW area podcasters he can find. The mix of Camp Counselors will change daily, as will the variety of topics covered from the bare bones basics to pros and cons of podcasting.

Attend one day or all three and get pick up some insights, skills, and general info on podcasting from how to get started, finding your nich, pre-recorded vs. live podcasting, audio vs. video podcasting, and more. This is a great Day Camp for any podcasting fan or for future and present podcasters. Learn the ropes without having to learn to tie knots in a rattlesnake-free environment that is out of the Texas heat!

Free jumbo marshmallow on a stick for all campers, too! (No campfire, though, the hotel kind of frowns on that.)


Category: Discussion Panel




SAT 2:00p.m.: Channel Surfers (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Teen


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Courtney Robinson


A game show by Craigslist and Courtney Robinson! Do you maintain a steady diet of Paunch Burgers and Slurm? Do you know your Walter White from your Orphan Black? If you think you have what it takes to win this fast-paced game show, join us for the ultimate TV trivia showdown! (Wearing all of Chandler's clothes is strictly optional.)


Category: Game Show




SAT 3:00p.m.: The Rantcor Pit Road Show Summer Invasion - The Big Four-Oh (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston; Eddie Medina


Last stop!

The Rantcor Pit Summer Road Show 2017, the live appearance tour of The Rantcor Pit podcast, concludes after four months at Infinicon! Beginning on Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You Celebration in Burleson, TX), hosts Cole ''JediCole'' Houston and Eddi(-wan Kenobi) Medina have enjoyed six previous stops on the tour and are thrilled to bid summer farewell this weekend.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Saga, ''Your Favorite Star Wars Guys'' bring their trademark simple tricks and nonsense to the fore in a discussion of four decades with that galaxy far, far away. This interactive panel will feature a favorite clip or two from ''The Rantcor Pit Live'', Star Wars stories from your hosts, and a whole lot of audience interaction. Be prepared to be invited up to the table to tell your Star Wars story as part of an audio podcast that will be published on The JediCole Universe as part of the Road Show series!

If you like the Star Wars, no matter when you hopped on board in the last 40 years, you need to attend this panel!


Category: Discussion Panel




SAT 4:00p.m.: The Rantcor Pit Galactic Games VI (2 hrs.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe; Rantcor Pit

Speaking: Cole Houston; Eddie Medina


The premiere game show of ''The Rantcor Pit Live'' is back!

As seen on the live podcast and at Infinicon, ALL-CON, and Famous Monsters Convention, the Galactic Games return to the first convention to host them! The whole Rantcorps will be in place to host this dynamic mix of trivia, activities, and other simple tricks and nonsense that pits four contestants against one another in a Geonosian Arena style battle royale! Actually it is more a game show than a battle and no giant monster beasts are involved. None the less, challenges abound that would make a Padawan-seeking-the-rank-of-Jedi balk.

If you are steeped in the Saga, jolly for Jedi, a Rebellion rouser, silly for sith, or just plain feel like Star Wars is where it's AT-AT, you need to be a part of this game show - in the audience or among the randomly selected contestants!


Category: Game Show




SAT 5:00p.m.: Saturday Night Special (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


Last year JediCole brought you Saturday Morning Special, a game show about all of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons and programming. This year get ready for trivia from the top action movies of all time! James Bond, Die Hard, RED, Lethal Weapon, The Fast and the Furious, and other such franchises will be only a small part of the action!

Think and the Kingsmen teaming up with the Expendables! Well, in the form of trivia. Shawn Padilla is your host and will lead three randomly selected contestants through the gauntlet of trivia on action cinema from Charles Bronson and Clint Eastwood to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham. If you live, breath, eat, drink, and dream action movies , this is the challenging game show for you!


Category: Game Show




SAT 10:00p.m.: Screen Time - Rated R (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Mature


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


Part trivia, part unique movie quote knowledge spectacular, this popular game show is coming to Infinicon! So you like spouting off movie quotes by the hundreds with family and friends, do you? Do you really know your quotes when you hear them? How about when they are read aloud as if you wrote out your favorites and gave them to your grandma to read? That is the challenge with Screen Time, where hosts read well known quotes without any inflection, emotion, or attempt to mimic the voices or performance of the original actors.

Cole ''JediCole'' Houston brings this often hilarious game show, which challenges with trivia then hits hard with movie quotes and engaging games, as it tests just how well contestants know the most memorable lines in cinema history. A surprise co-host will join the fun for each incarnation of this favorite game show, so be sure to get into the contestant pool and show your stuff when it comes to speaking in movies!


Category: Game Show




SUN 10:00a.m.: Channel Surfers (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Teen


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Courtney Robinson


A game show by Craigslist and Courtney Robinson! Do you maintain a steady diet of Paunch Burgers and Slurm? Do you know your Walter White from your Orphan Black? If you think you have what it takes to win this fast-paced game show, join us for the ultimate TV trivia showdown! (Wearing all of Chandler's clothes is strictly optional.)


Category: Game Show




SUN 11:00a.m.: Podcasting Day Camp (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


Do you listen to podcasts? Have you ever said to yourself ''I could do that, and better!''?

Do you listen to podcasts and wonder how and why they do that?

Do you have a curiosity about podcasts but have never listed to one?

Do you want to know what all of these questions are about?

If you answered ''yes'' to any of the above, then you need to attend the first annual Infinicon Podcasting Day Camp! Each day of the convention (yes, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), the Accidental Podcaster himself, Cole ''JediCole'' Houston, will be your Head Counselor as the moderator for panels on podcasting with some of the most seasoned DFW area podcasters he can find. The mix of Camp Counselors will change daily, as will the variety of topics covered from the bare bones basics to pros and cons of podcasting.

Attend one day or all three and get pick up some insights, skills, and general info on podcasting from how to get started, finding your nich, pre-recorded vs. live podcasting, audio vs. video podcasting, and more. This is a great Day Camp for any podcasting fan or for future and present podcasters. Learn the ropes without having to learn to tie knots in a rattlesnake-free environment that is out of the Texas heat!

Free jumbo marshmallow on a stick for all campers, too! (No campfire, though, the hotel kind of frowns on that.)


Category: Discussion Panel




SUN 1:00p.m.: Screen Time (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


Part trivia, part unique movie quote knowledge spectacular, this popular game show is coming to Infinicon! So you like spouting off movie quotes by the hundreds with family and friends, do you? Do you really know your quotes when you hear them? How about when they are read aloud as if you wrote out your favorites and gave them to your grandma to read? That is the challenge with Screen Time, where hosts read well known quotes without any inflection, emotion, or attempt to mimic the voices or performance of the original actors.

Cole ''JediCole'' Houston brings this often hilarious game show, which challenges with trivia then hits hard with movie quotes and engaging games, as it tests just how well contestants know the most memorable lines in cinema history. A surprise co-host will join the fun for each incarnation of this favorite game show, so be sure to get into the contestant pool and show your stuff when it comes to speaking in movies!


Category: Game Show




SUN 2:00p.m.: It's a Wrap! (45 mins.)

Room: Elm Rated: Everyone


Produced By: JediCole Universe

Speaking: Cole Houston


Infinicon and ALL-CON regulars, Half-Ass Productions and The JediCole Universe bring game shows, talk shows, and panels to you every year. Starting last year at Infinicon, they also brought you a special end-of-the-convention wrap-up panel.

''It's a Wrap!'' is a casual panel featuring you favorite HAP/JCU personalities and friends discussing some of their top moments of the weekend. Discover what memories were made for some of those on stage this year and share your own, too. What did you miss? What did you see that you will always remember as well?

What are you plans for Infinicon 2018? This and more will be on the table as an exhausted collection of presenters and hosts take you with them on a trip down Short Term Memory Lane!

There will even be a raffle drawing for a special prize for one lucky audience member courtesy of The JediCole Universe and Half-Ass Productions!


Category: Discussion Panel