All panels will take place at the Austin American-Statesman building.
80% of the seats will be held for RSVPs, which will guarantee a seat in the theater. There will be a standby line outside the theater for the remaining 20% of seats, plus any no-show RSVP spots. A MondoCon wristband & ticket are both required for entry.
The Art of Games
Saturday, Nov 4 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Get a first-hand look at one of the year's most highly anticipated board games "The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31". Insights on board gaming, the game design process and the development of art for games will be discussed. In addition, a sneak preview of the slate of new games to be released by Mondo in 2018 with Brand Director Jay Shaw, VP of Business Development Tim Wiesch, Game Designer Joe Van Wetering, Creative Director of Games Luke Byers, and artist Justin Erickson.
Underscore: A Soundtrack Panel
Saturday, Nov 4 • 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
Mo Shafeek and Spencer Hickman from the Mondo Music Group discuss how they approach creating new artwork for soundtrack reissues from concept to completion. They will be joined by artist Alan Hynes and a panel consisting of the best soundtrack labels in the world right now, with sneak peeks into a few active projects and announcements about whats to come in 2018.
After a 60-minute panel discussion, the floor will be open to audience questions.
The Art of Toymaking
Saturday, Nov 4 • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
A behind-the-scenes look at the Mondo collectibles line with Creative Director of Toys/Collectibles Brock Otterbacher, Production/Design Manager Michael Bonanno, sculptor Phil Ramirez and artist Scarecrowoven. This panel will give fans a first look at a few upcoming releases and insight into the toy-making process!
Comics: Behind the Panels Panel
Saturday, Nov 4 • 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm
Editor Will Dennis hosts award-winning artists Lee Bermejo, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Jock, Eric Powell, and Cameron Stewart to discuss the inspiration and process behind their illustration work in comics as well as their approach to making stunning movie posters. From classic properties like Batman and Superman to exciting new series like Suiciders, Southern Cross, The Black Beetle, Wytches, The Goon, and Fight Club 2, these incredibly talented creators are leaving their indelible marks on comics and posters.
Mondo Live: Draw & Design
Sunday, Nov 5 • 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
The Live Draw panel returns with artists Becky Cloonan, Alan Hynes, and Jay Shaw collaborating to design a poster live on stage. The audience will have the opportunity to choose a property and then watch the creative process unfold from start to...basically finish.
Sunday, Nov 5 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Mondo poster team of Mitch Putnam, Rob Jones, Jay Shaw, & Eric Garza discuss the creative process behind Mondo's work and how they work with artists and arrive at final images. The panel will include a presentation of alternate concepts and a look at some of the biggest releases of the year!
Playthroughs will take place at the Austin American-Statesman building.
RSVPs for playthroughs will be available here at 12PM (CT) on Tuesday, October 17th.
THE THING: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31 GAME PLAY
Saturday, Nov 4 & Sunday, Nov 5 • Various Times
It appears we’re having trouble communicating with the Antarctic research crew down at Outpost 31. We received a distress signal but we haven’t been able to establish contact since. We’re looking for recruits to help us figure out what’s going on down there. We’ve all heard the rumors of a major discovery buried in the ice but at this time we can not confirm early reports. We don’t anticipate danger but we recommend volunteers come prepared for any unforeseen events that may occur.
Join us to be among the first humans on earth to play Mondo & Project Raygun’s THE THING: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31.
All screenings will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.
A MondoCon wristband and ticket are both required for entry.
Saturday, November 4 • 7:00 PM and 7:05 PM showtimes at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
In 2015, Alex Garland made his feature directorial debut with the sci-fi gut punch - EX MACHINA. Featuring a trio of standout performances by Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and a truly note-perfect Alicia Vikander as Ava, the film tells the story of a programmer named Caleb Smith (Gleeson) who has won an office competition to spend a week at the private estate of his tech company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). While there, he is tasked with evaluating the human qualities and capabilities - or, general believability - of Ava, a stunning and monumental achievement in A.I. whose intelligence and motives may extend further than either men realize. EX MACHINA is a gorgeous and thought-provoking instant sci-fi classic and it’s one of our favorite films of the last few years. Period. We’re thrilled to celebrate the title with a special MondoCon screening featuring a stunning new poster by Rory Kurtz.
9:30 PM and 9:35 PM showtimes at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
There are some films that are simply timeless. In 1986, Jim Henson, George Lucas and David Bowie teamed up for LABYRINTH, a fantastical and wonderfully bizarre film about a 15-year old girl named Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) who wishes for her baby brother Toby to be taken away and whose wish is granted by Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie). Sarah is then transported to the Goblin King’s otherworldly kingdom and given 13 hours to solve the labyrinthand find Toby lest he be turned into a goblin forever! Along the way, Sarah befriends a group of unforgettable Henson creatures including Hoggle (or is it Hogwart?), Ludo, Sir Didymus and his trusty steed, Ambrosius, and the best worm you’ll ever see in any film ever. We hope that all you babes with the power join us for a MondoCon screening of Jim Henson’s 1986 cult classic including a new poster by Ise Ananphada.