Content Partner

Mad Raven Productions


Mad Raven Productions is an artist collective and publishing company dedicated to offering a variety of convention, publishing and gaming services. From Steampunk themed games and novels, to panels, presentations and merchandise, Mad Raven Productions strive to produce fun, entertaining, engaging a sometimes even educational products for all ages.

The Mad Raven productions crew includes people and professionals with a passion for their arts. Living Historians, re-enactor, artists, artisans, makers and more, the crew enjoys passing on their knowledge and discussing their crafts with others, making them the perfect panelists and presenters. Our collective knowledge and programming is conveniently organized in a full Steampunk track, or can be selected as individual presentations for those looking to a just a little something to their convention schedule.

Mad Raven Productions independently produces the Steam Punk tracks and content on behalf of ALL-CON LLC and Infinicon Productions LLC.

 


Website:
http://www.madravenproductions.com/




FRI 11:00a.m.: Lighting Your Props 101 (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


An introduction to using light effects in your props and costumes. LEDs, fiber optics, and battery systems will be discussed as well as easy beginning projects to develop light kit skills. Example projects will be on hand and there will be substantial Q&A.


Category: Discussion Panel




FRI Noon: Up-Cycling; Costuming for the Thrifty (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


An informative panel on how to make use of old clothing or items found at thrift stores in costume building. An overview of what materials are worth buying and which aren't is included as well as a Q&A session for participants.


Category: Discussion Panel




FRI 1:00p.m.: Steampunk 101 (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


An overview and introduction to Steampunk. This panel is a great information source for new fans of the Steampunk genre. Material included covers a basic history of Steampunk and itís growth as a fan genre, how to start a basic Steampunk costume, and how to get in touch with Steampunk groups in your area. This panel includes an opportunity for the audience to ask any question they wish relating to Steampunk.


Category: Discussion Panel




FRI 2:00p.m.: Victorian Mythos (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


A review of the history and development of gothic and heroic myths that rose up in the literature and popular culture of the Victorian era including vampires, werewolves, and zombies. The influence of these Victorian era stories helped shape modern fantasy and science fiction particularly horror material.


Category: Discussion Panel




FRI 5:00p.m.: Steampunk Gaming (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


The hobby of gaming has always had an active interest in Steampunk. This panel covers the wide variety of Steampunk gaming products over time and the latest Steampunk games and products developed.


Category: Gaming




FRI 6:00p.m.: Character Creation (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


A fun workshop guide to developing a character for role playing, cosplay, writing, or Steampunk. This panel covers the core concepts of fictional character development in the form of fun group exercises that illustrate how with a simple application of imagination anyone can develop fun and interesting characters.


Category: Discussion Panel




FRI 7:00p.m.: Steampunk 102: So You Want Your Own Airship? (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


An overview and instruction panel on forming Steampunk groups, clubs, and artist's collectives. Tips on organizing meet and greet activities and how to find and organize with other Steampunks in your area.


Category: Discussion Panel




FRI 8:00p.m.: So, You Want To Run a Fan Event? (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


A fun discussion panel on the perils and rewards of hosting events such as conventions, meetups, and day trips for fan groups. Costs, contracts, attendance, and possible issues will be reviewed with tips for handling each. Q&A included.


Category: Discussion Panel




FRI 9:00p.m.: Twisted Skies: The Steampunk Card Game (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


Full demos and tournaments support for Twisted Skies card game players. This game allows any fully costumed Steampunk to become a card in the game. Developers will be designing cards at Infinicon for participants that qualify.


Category: Gaming




SAT 10:00a.m.: The Multiverse; Community Built Steampunk Setting (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


A fun and informative overview of the Mutiverse storyline concept developed by the Steampunk Community. Participants may ask questions about the cooperative story experience and how to become involved in the project cooperating with thousands of other Steampunks across the United States.


Category: Discussion Panel




SAT 11:00a.m.: Steampunk 101 (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


An overview and introduction to Steampunk. This panel is a great information source for new fans of the Steampunk genre. Material included covers a basic history of Steampunk and itís growth as a fan genre, how to start a basic Steampunk costume, and how to get in touch with Steampunk groups in your area. This panel includes an opportunity for the audience to ask any question they wish relating to Steampunk.


Category: Discussion Panel




SAT Noon: Wild West Steampunk! (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


A fun and engaging introduction to Wild West inspired Steampunk given by real Texas Steampunks! Learn how this thrilling chapter of the American West can inspire outlaws, gamblers, dancing girls, desperadoes, and law men with a Steampunk twist. From the use of spurs to wear to find great deals on authentic western wear to Steampunk out this panel will cover all the fun prop and costuming opportunities the Wild West provides to Steampunk.


Category: Discussion Panel




SAT 1:00p.m.: Tea Dueling (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


The exciting Steampunk sport of Tea dueling! A fun and hilarious competition between two players of any age. The Victorian custom of dunking cookies in tea while making witty conversation becomes a very funny exercise in balancing wet cookies for prizes and bragging rights.


Category: Activity




SAT 2:00p.m.: Steampunk 102: So You Want Your Own Airship? (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


An overview and instruction panel on forming Steampunk groups, clubs, and artist's collectives. Tips on organizing meet and greet activities and how to find and organize with other Steampunks in your area.


Category: Discussion Panel




SAT 4:00p.m.: Character Creation (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


A fun workshop guide to developing a character for role playing, cosplay, writing, or Steampunk. This panel covers the core concepts of fictional character development in the form of fun group exercises that illustrate how with a simple application of imagination anyone can develop fun and interesting characters.


Category: Discussion Panel




SAT 6:00p.m.: Victorian Fashion, Mother of Steampunk (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


This panel discuses the History of Victorian Fashion both female and male clothing and accessories. Participants will be shown how these fashions helped influence the Steampunk genre.


Category: Discussion Panel




SAT 7:00p.m.: Lighting Your Props 101 (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


An introduction to using light effects in your props and costumes. LEDs, fiber optics, and battery systems will be discussed as well as easy beginning projects to develop light kit skills. Example projects will be on hand and there will be substantial Q&A.


Category: Discussion Panel




SAT 8:00p.m.: Live Action Role Playing (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


This panel reviews the various forms of Live Action Role Playing commonly known as LARP. This includes traditional role playing games as well as convention cosplay and boffa weapon style role playing. The safe practices and proper planning of such is a central topic with a focus on educating new enthusiasts as to how to participate in and plan such activities for maximum enjoyment.


Category: Activity




SAT 9:00p.m.: Agents of ENIGMA Live Action Role Playing Game (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


A non contact non prop wielding Live Action Role Playing game encouraging problem solving and interactive role play amongst players as they try to solve a mystery or espionage based story line. Limit 40 players.


Category: Activity




SUN 10:00a.m.: Lighting Your Props 102 (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


An advanced discussion panel on using complex light effects in your props and costumes.Making power systems portable and safe will be a focus feature of this panel as well using complex lighting kits to achieve desired results. Example projects will be on hand and there will be substantial Q&A.


Category: Discussion Panel




SUN 11:00a.m.: Designing Games for Steampunk (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


An overview of game design quirks and challenges when designing console, app, PC, board, card or Role-Playing games for Steampunk. Information on how to get your project produced or submitted to game companies and tips on producing games on your own. Discussion and Q&A included on art and develop steps.


Category: Gaming




SUN Noon: Texas Steampunk (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


An overview of the special flare and style Texans add to their Steampunk. Historical references and themes unique to Texas make for great Steampunk characters. Veteran Steampunks are encouraged to attend this panel to meet new Steampunks.


Category: Discussion Panel




SUN 3:00p.m.: Victorian Mythos (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


A review of the history and development of gothic and heroic myths that rose up in the literature and popular culture of the Victorian era including vampires, werewolves, and zombies. The influence of these Victorian era stories helped shape modern fantasy and science fiction particularly horror material.


Category: Discussion Panel




SUN 4:00p.m.: Up-Cycling; Costuming for the Thrifty (45 mins.)

Room: Maple Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions

Speaking: Jim Trent


An informative panel on how to make use of old clothing or items found at thrift stores in costume building. An overview of what materials are worth buying and which aren't is included as well as a Q&A session for participants.


Category: Discussion Panel