TREASURE VALLEY COMIC CON

It’s here! The valley’s premier pop culture event The Nampa Civic Center launches a premier event for comic and pop culture fans, Treasure Valley Comic Con. Learn more about this exciting event by going to

Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9

Nampa Civic Center
311 3rd Street South
Nampa, ID 83651
(208) 468-5500
www.treasurevalleycomiccon.com

Cosplay/Costume Contest

ADULT COSPLAY Contest
Date/time: Friday, July 7 at 6:30pm

Contestants must be registered attendees of the current year Treasure Valley Comic Con.

Contestants who enter the adult contest will need to place themselves in a category according to their age and experience level

Novice Class – This category is for contestants new to costuming or costume competitions.

Journeyman Class – This category is for contestants with acquired skill in costuming or competition.

Master Class – This category is for contestants with significant experience with costuming or costume competitions who wish to receive scrutiny and specific criticism regarding their costume

Adult Category- 18+ This Category is for adults 18 and up. Store-bought costumes will not be judged. Your costume should be one you made or modified yourself. The Treasure Valley Comic Con contest rules are as follows:

Costumes must be at least 30% modified from original piece. This applies specifically to accessories and the body of the costume; footwear and jewelry do not apply to the 30% rule.
You can have had assistance for approximately 30% of your costume; if you had someone assist you with your costume, please inform the judges what work was done; including modifications to pre-existing materials and pre-purchased items.
We will allow for a few minor pre-made and pre-purchased items.
We are looking for originality, craftsmanship and creativity.

Documentation of the costume is required; you may show reference pictures, inspiration pictures, progress pictures, design sketches and finished pictures must be in color. And you need to make sure to include four (4) copies, One (1) for each judge.

The Adult Category judging of the Treasure Valley Comic Con Costume Contest will occur in two phases:

Contestants will have their costumes evaluated one on one prior to the presentation evaluation.
Contestants will have their costumes evaluated on stage at the Presentation Evaluation.
Contestants must be ready to go 30 minutes prior to the presentation evaluation.

CONTESTANTS WHO ARE LATE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION

During the One on One evaluation contestants will be judged on construction, sewing, fabrication, and over all appearance of costume. Judges will verify original construction and modifications. Modifications will be carefully assessed by our judges.

Presentation Evaluation contestants will be judged on over all appearance, stage presence, character performance, creativity and originality.

The presentation evaluation for the Treasure Valley Comic Con Adult Costume Contest, to be held in front of a live audience the Auditorium, it is scheduled from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday July 7th, 2017. (the one on one evaluations will occur at this time as well). Contestants need to be present and ready to go at 6:00PM

All costumes should provide enough coverage to be worn in public and should be in good taste and appropriate for a family-friendly show.

No flash, fire, explosives, fireworks, smoke (including incense), fog (including dry ice), or incendiary devices, such as caps or smokers, will be allowed.
No chemicals, powders, thrown glitter or confetti will be allowed.

If weapons are part of your costume, they must conform to the Treasure Valley Comic Con Weapons Policy:

No sharp swords or knives or actual working weapons are allowed. Wood, rattan, bamboo, plastic, cardboard, foam, or rubber weapons are acceptable. Inspection of all weapons will be required prior to the show, regardless of material. Contestants are responsible for their own weapons, and for moving them onto and off the stage
No profanity will be allowed on stage. That includes messages on signs or clothes.

CHILD COSPLAY Contest
Date/time: Saturday, July 8 at 10:30am

Child Category 5-12

This category is for children who just want to show off their costume.

Store bought costumes are permitted.
Children are encouraged to be creative with their costumes.
Child Category (Teen) 12-17

This category is for teens who are budding cosplayers and want the opportunity show off their costumes.

Although store bought costumes are permitted teens should be encouraged to show off their own unique style.
Originality and creativity will be given some weight during judging.
Teens will be judged on over all appearance of costume and stage presence.
If teens want to have their costumes evaluated one-on-one please let the Treasure Valley Comic Con Costume contest know and they will include them in the schedule; however, this evaluation will be just for the teen and allow them to obtain feedback from one of our Judges.

The Children’s Contest will occur on July 8th, 2017, from 10:30-11:30AM.

Contestants need to be present and ready to go at 10:00AM

Gaming Competitions

Smash Brothers Bracket Competition
Two Brackets for Children 12 and 13 and Up

Friday, July 7

12 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals
4 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals
7 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals

Saturday, July 8

12 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals
4 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals
7 PM
8 Players Bracket competition 1st and 2nd place move to finals

Sunday, July 9

11 AM
8 Players Bracket competition – Semi Finals
1 PM
8 Players Bracket competition –Finals

Prizes will be given to 1st ,2nd and 3rd place players

Treasure Valley Avengers

The Treasure Valley Avengers are a not for profit based organization that portray Marvel superheroes for charity events, schools, conventions and festivals!

Most of their shows and interactions are improvised, so no two performances are exactly the same.

Their mission is to spread the simple message:

“You don’t have to have super powers to be a superhero.”

Description of the show:

This all improv, non-scripted show will be performed at Treasure Valley Comic Con 2017!

All six Infinity Stones are hidden at Treasure Valley Comic Con. Loki has arrived to claim them for himself!

Loki will stop at nothing to get them all and rule the Universe. S.H.I.E.L.D., along with The Avengers and The Guardians of the Galaxy, are asking for your help to protect the stones!

Loki has once again, stolen the Mind Stone and is controlling one of the superheroes! If he is not stopped, all is lost.

Who is Loki controlling? What lengths will he go to get all of the stones? Where did Spiderman leave his pants?

All of these questions and more will be answered in this hilarious Murder Mystery with a Marvel Twist!

Shows in the Garden:

Saturday, July 8 @ 3pm

Sunday, July 9 @ 1:30pm

Wrestle Club

Wrestle Club Is Idaho’s First And Only Professional Wrestling Company.

Wrestle Club Provides Entertainment That All Ages Can Enjoy.

Support your local wrestling club! Scream, shout, cringe and have fun watching these amazing wrestlers battle it out in the ring!

Shows in North West Parking

Friday, July 7 @ 6:30pm
Saturday, July 8 @ 1pm
Sunday, July 9 – TBD

Presentations

Brain Computer Interface Drone Presentation by Jim McKeeth

Saturday, July 8th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

I travel around the world, to places like Washington D.C., Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, Australia, South Korea, India, Japan, Brazil, etc. teaching software developers about the latest technology in software development. One of my recent presentations was about interfacing the brain directly with computers and I have a demonstration showing how to fly a quadcopter drone using only your thoughts. I even had an engineer from the Air Force in attendance for one of my session to learn how to fly drones with your mind.

Chief Developer Advocate & Engineer for Embarcadero Technologies out of Austin, Texas
Long time software developer (25+ years)
Invented and patented pattern and swipe to unlock
US Patent # 8352745 & 6766456, etc.
Built thought controlled drone with Google Glass
Host of Podcast at Delphi.org
Lives and works from home in Nampa, Idaho, USA with family & dogs
Improvisational ComedySportz performer with CSz Boise
Contributor to Internet of Things and Data Analytics Handbook on the topic of the brain computer interface (BCI).
Inventor on over 26 patents
Contributing author for two different books on software development
Flew around the globe in one week
Guest speaker and trainer at more conferences than I can count
Been guest speaker on TV, in magazines, on the radio, etc. in multiple countries

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TREASURE VALLEY COMIC CON It’s here! The valley’s premier pop culture event The Nampa Civic Center launches a premier event for comic and pop culture fans, Treasure Valley Comic Con. Learn more about this exciting event by going to Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9 Nampa Civic Center 311 3rd Street South Nampa,...