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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.


Adam Hennessy

Co-Chairman of Anime USA 2018, 17 year convention veteran, creator of Anime Parliament.

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Dan Hepler

Dan has been doing improv comedy consistently for 5 years, and been in an ensemble with this team for most of it! If You like whatbyou see feel free to check out our Youtube Channel: A Class Apart!
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D.J. Hinckle

D.J. doesn’t want to provide a bio because it would make it easier for the Lizardmen that control the government to track him. But to counteract this potential, his shoes are lined with aluminum foil (they live underground, after all.)
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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.  
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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 VelocityAssistant Curator, Museum of Science FictionCurrently studying "Film and Fashion Makeup Design" at New Image College, Vancouver BC
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Barbara Mabie-McClain

Manager, Pop Culture Programs, The 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... Read More →
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Jason McClain

Director, Pop Culture Programs, Museum Of Science Fiction
Jason is one half of Mabieknot Cosplay and Designs. Jason has been running various convention events for the past 13 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 Masquerade... Read More →

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