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Friday, September 1 • 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Pop Parliament

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For 15 years, (Anime) Parliament has been one of the most prolific panels in the east coast convention circuit, now that team has come to Escape Velocity and is ready to hear cases from any sci-fi, fantasy, anime or game universe you can come up with. Bring up a case against a character, a situation, a society or any other aspect of your chosen universe. It's up to the audience to debate, dispute and ultimately vote upon the guilt or innocence of your subject. Come forward, state your case, bring witnesses, but remember: Not everyone in the Parliament will agree with you. Be ready for a debate, because you'll most certainly get one.


Dan Hepler

A Class Apart Improv
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Charles Kolreg

A Class Apart Improv 

Joe Randazzo

Washington Improv Theater
Joe has been doing comedy since 2000, studied at the Uprights Citizens Brigade in New York, Annoyance Theater in Chicago and at the DC Improv. He currently performs in the "Amazing" long running duo Jive Turkey, the "Spectacular" Sistine Robot, and the "Superior" Four Heads.  ... Read More →
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Ashley Smrcina

Ashley has been performing Improv since before she even understood what Improv really was! She has studied Improvisation for the Theater at Northern Virginia Community College as well as three semesters at the Washington Improv Theater and plans to move to Chicago within the next... Read More →

Joseph Statkus

A Class Apart Improv 

Brian Tepe

A Class Apart Improv

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Karina DarJuan

Director of Pop Culture, Escape Velocity | Assistant Curator, Museum of Science Fiction
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Barb Mabie-McClain

Manager, Pop Culture Programming/ Street Team Coordinator, Escape Velocity/ Museum of Science Fiction
Barbara, Is a Master Class costumer that has been sewing small things, crafting, and beading for over 20 years. In 2013 Barb discovered the convention scene while attending her first convention, PaxEast, and fell in love with costuming and cosplay since. She has her Cosmetology license, which assists her greatly with wig and make-up design, and already knew how to sew, The rest, is History! Since then, she has made 30+ costumes for herself, and others. Barb is a three time Best in Show winner, and has won three Craftmanship Awards. She was chosen as a fan favorite in Arda-Wigs(dot)com's Website Banner Contest in Spring 2016 for her wig work with her Mulan costume. Her work is also featured on the website, BecomingGodzilla(dot)com, for the Burning Godzilla Suit (Godzilla vs. Destroyah) that her and husband made as a result of a challenge from a very near and dear friend. For the past five years, Barb has also been one of the masterminds behind Cosplay Dance Off. Her husband has ran the show for 12 years, and still going strong. She is usually an Emcee, a Judge, and one half coordinator for all of their behind the scenes happenings... Read More →
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Jason McClain

Director, Costuming and Wardrobe, Museum Of Science Fiction
Jason is one half of Mabieknot Cosplay and Designs. Jason has been running various convention events for the past 11 years, but has been a long time fan of the pop culture convention scene. Jason has been crafting Costumes and props for far longer then that, and has been part of... Read More →

Friday September 1, 2017 6:15pm - 7:45pm
1 - Northwest (500)

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