OUR OWN ICONS! “Cripping” the Comic Con 2017
Celebrating Our 5th Anniversary!
Saturday, 4/22/17, 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
All scheduled symposium components will occur in the Schine Student Center at Syracuse University. Our schedule is subject to change. The program will also be shared on-site in hard copy.
Art exhibit (Panasci), quiet and “low stim” room (Menschel Gallery), gaming room (302 Schine), and tabling area (approved vendors and info. tablers; Panasci) will be available throughout the day, pending tablers’ and others’ availability.
An American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation station will be available throughout the day (Panasci).
Autographs are currently scheduled to be available from artist Dan White (Department of Ability, United Kingdom), artist Gilles Stromberg (Access Avengers, U.S.), and musicians Sarah Renehan and Jessica Renehan (Calling Utopia, Australia), during times indicated, below.
Promotional materials, communication badges (on specialty lanyards!), accessibility resources, giveaways, and other surprises will be shared on-site.
As noted on our website, we are co-hosting a late night, encore screening of Disney / Pixar’s Finding Dory with Orange After Dark (Office of Student Activities), beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, 4/21/17. Screened in 304ABC Schine with open captions and audio descriptions of images. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided during the welcome and introduction prior to the film as well as during the discussion following the screening. Inclusive snacks will be provided prior to the film, as well.
Check out our complete symposium program here.
9:00-9:45 am — On-Site Registration and Complimentary Breakfast Buffet (Panasci Lounge, 3rd floor, Schine)
9:45-10:00 am — Welcome to Our 5th ANNUAL CripCon! (304ABC Schine)
10:00-11:30 am — LIVE STREAMED PLENARY: OUR OWN ICONS! AN INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT (304ABC Schine) with:
- Daniel White (Department of Ability)
- Emily White (Department of Ability, CripCon17 Youth Ambassador)
- Abby Kessler (Cosplayer, CripCon17 Youth Ambassador)
- Gilles Stromberg (Illustrator, Co-Creator of the Access Avengers)
- Joseph Munisteri (Cosplayer, Writer)
- Nancy Amaro (Cosplayer, Designer)
- Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri (Co-Creator of the CripCon)
- Moderated by Diane R. Wiener (Coordinator and Co-Creator of the CripCon).
11:30 am-12:00 pm — Break, art exhibits, tabling, gaming, autographs (Panasci)
12:00-1:30 pm — Lunch on your own
1:30-3:00 pm — Workshops: Session One (304 A, B, and C – breakout rooms, Schine)
304B: Create Your Own CripCon Mascot and Meet the Department of Ability – with Daniel White, Aimee White, and Emily White
3:00-3:30 pm — Break, art exhibits, tabling, gaming, autographs (Panasci)
3:30-5:00 pm — Workshops: Session Two (304 A, B, and C – breakout rooms, Schine)
304A: The Block Party (Inclusive LEGO®) – with Nicole Wheatley
304B: Design Your Own Access Avenger – with Gilles Stromberg
*2:30-6:30 pm* — ACCESSIBLE PHOTO BOOTH (Panasci)
5:00-5:30 pm — Break, art exhibits, tabling, gaming, autographs (Panasci)
5:30-7:00 pm — Complimentary Dinner Buffet (Panasci)
8:00-8:30 pm — Closing (Schine Underground)
“Cripping” the Comic Con 2017 is accessible by elevator. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for the entire symposium. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided during the morning plenary session and the evening concert. We will be providing inclusive food options during both of our complimentary, catered buffets. Multi-gendered, accessible restroom options and single-gender, accessible restroom options will be available on-site. We strongly advise creating collaboratively a scent-free environment. Additional accommodations requests can be made (by 4/14/17) by using our online registration site. For more information regarding our commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please refer to Some Notes about Accessibility and Inclusion.