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Saturday, April 10
 

12:00pm EDT

Welcome "Aboard" from the Management
Sure, it's not an actual, physical ship. We get that. Please just roll with the metaphor, okay?

Performers/Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about!*except secret stuff
avatar for Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin

Paul, Paul and Storm
Paul Sabourin is one half of comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. He is a co-founder of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock (along with Storm, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage), and a co-producer of the annual JoCo Cruise. He is a staff writer and co-producer on the past two seasons of... Read More →


Saturday April 10, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT
Main Stage

1:00pm EDT

Do Right by your Shoulders and They'll do Right By You
Geek out about how the shoulder works so you can use this knowledge for good! Because when you understand why the shoulder is so commonly injured, you'll know how to avoid those common mistakes-- and feel a lot better. (Video and audio participation optional for Q&A; please DO move along with the movement exercises we do, but you don't have to have your camera on)

Saturday April 10, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

1:00pm EDT

JoCo Taskmaster
Fans of UK's hit games show Taskmaster--this is YOUR chance to play the game--if interested in being a contestant please email erin@erindean.com ASAP--or just log on to watch as the audience.  We will see just how many tasks as we can squeeze into 50 minutes.

Saturday April 10, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
StuyZoomsant Room

1:00pm EDT

Morning Walkies
Join me and my dog Aspen on a virtual morning walk. We will go out into the woods behind my house in the Canadian mountains, throw some sticks, and ID some plants.

Saturday April 10, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

2:00pm EDT

Introduction to The Chronicles of Huttle
Select readings from Chris Westphal's series of comedic novels, followed by Q&A.

Saturday April 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
StuyZoomsant Room

2:00pm EDT

Redshirts - Star Trek Musical Improv
Redshirts is the only all-women Star Trek-themed musical improv team in the known universe. Each of our shows is a Broadway-style musical comedy version of an imagined Star Trek episode, titled on the spot by audience suggestion.

We have been featured performers at ComicCon's SuperWeek, Star Trek Mission: New York at the Javits Center, the William S. Paley Center's 50th Anniversary Star Trek gala, the FDA's Women in STEM celebration, the New York Musical Improv Festival, FlameCon, and FemmeFest. We have provided the entertainment for New York's premier Star Trek fan club/cosplay society, NYC Away Team, at their annual holiday party each year since 2016. We are regulars at comedy venues around the city, including the Broadway Comedy Club, the People's Improv Theater, and the Magnet Theater.

Saturday April 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

2:00pm EDT

The Big One: The Meteorite that made the Chicxulub crater
A 30 minute presentation on the geology of the Yucatan Peninsula and the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs, with a 10 minute Q&A session afterwards.

Saturday April 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

3:00pm EDT

Angela Finally Does A Poetry Show
I will recite some poems that rhyme, some that don't, and maybe even sing a few things. Topics may include science, love, poop, and life.

Saturday April 10, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

3:00pm EDT

Hands-On Evolutionary Science in the Quandary Den
The Quandary Den is a dungeon-crawler simulation driven by evolution. We'll explore how to develop & test evolutionary hypotheses and collaborate on group experiments. All ages welcome!

Saturday April 10, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
StuyZoomsant Room

3:00pm EDT

Learn to Shim Sham Shimmy!
Join in to learn the Shim Sham Shimmy (the tap dancers' national anthem) with some history and classic
jazz and soul tunes. Tap experience and shoes optional. We'll start slow and shimmy as we go!

Saturday April 10, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

4:00pm EDT

Diceborn Heroes: Learn and Play
1-4 player cooperative Fantasy boardgame on Tabletop Simulator. 

Saturday April 10, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
StuyZoomsant Room

4:00pm EDT

Everything You Wanted to Know About Guide and Service Dogs
Rachel is a guide dog handler and Marleigh has raised service dogs in training. Learn about the lives and adventures of guide and service dogs and get an update on Echo and Salem, the JoCoCruise's poodliest passengers! Adorable puppy pics guaranteed!

Saturday April 10, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

4:00pm EDT

Ships Of The Northern Fleet Live Q&A
We are the "Cast and Crew" of the "very real" show we all love Ships of The Northern Fleet. A series that both existed and you remember.

Saturday April 10, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

5:00pm EDT

Introduction to Improv on Zoom
Play improv games to flex your listening and Yes...And...muscles. All experience levels welcome even if you are brand new to improv.

Saturday April 10, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

5:00pm EDT

Return of the Science Quiz Show
I will ask a series of questions in science-themed categories, mixing the serious with the silly.  Participants must guess the answers, and keep their own scores.

Saturday April 10, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

5:00pm EDT

There's No Place Like Gnome: Polymer Clay Planter Gnomes
Fiona's Fineries and instructor Laura Parcel invite you to come learn the simple steps to making a small garden gnome to protect and decorate your indoor planters and pots. A simple gnome design can be customized with anything you want to add, be it clay or other bakeable materials (metal, wood, glass).

This class will require you to have an oven-bake polymer clay, but there are no additional required tools; you probably have stuff around the house, like toothpicks! Toothpicks make great tools! The first half of the class will cover the basic gnome creation, and the remaining time will be open for questions and making accessories. Oven Baking tips will be shared in class to ensure successfully cured gnomes!

Recommended Supplies for this class:
Clay: any oven-bake polymer clay. Sculpey and Fimo are quality brands, but even lower end clays work well for this project.
  • 1/2oz white for the beard, 
  • 1/2oz skin tone color (head, nose, feet), 
  • 1oz color for body & hat (or 1/2 oz of two colors, if preferred)
Here's a possible sampler kit you could purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-III-Multipack-Classic-Collection/dp/B000XAUKZM

Tools:
  • surface: any clean, flat/smooth surface (glass, ceramic, acrylic, waxed paper)
  • flattening (hands/fingers, rolling pin)
  • poking (toothpicks, chopsticks, needles)
  • slicing (razor blade, steak knife, craft knife, scalpel)
The Basic Gnome in the attached image is what we'll be teaching.

Presenting Sponsors


Saturday April 10, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
The Holodeck
  Sponsor Event
  • SUPPLIES NEEDED See event description

6:00pm EDT

Binary Saga Audio Drama Read Through
Binary Saga is an Audio Drama about Two planets that communicate with a 2-year delay.  Written by two teams that don't know what the other will send.

Saturday April 10, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

6:00pm EDT

Women At Warp: Shore Leave
Join the hosts of the Women At Warp podcast as we discuss the planets and places where the characters of Trek relax and unwind. If we can't go on our vacation this year, let's live vicariously through theirs!

Saturday April 10, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm EDT
StuyZoomsant Room

6:00pm EDT

Open Crafting
Are you making something? Would you like to hang out with other folks while they are also making something?  Come and join us as we all make a little forward progress on that one (or more) projects we've been working on!  Share some crafty knowledge, show your skills, ask for some crafty advice, chat with other crafters & makers, and enjoy a couple of hours of unstructured social crafting time.

Presenting Sponsors

Saturday April 10, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Holodeck

7:00pm EDT

Office Hours with Tim the Virologist
Group discussion of all things virus with an emphasis on the Covid Calamity 

Saturday April 10, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

7:00pm EDT

WangWatican Meet-up
Come join us for some Wang Wang related fun! Bring your Wang Wang or another beverage of your choice, any beverage is a Wang Wang IF YOU BELIEVE!

Are you a canonized member? Don't really know what a Wang Wang is? Did you hear people shout it on boat? Maybe you're completely new and have no idea what I'm talking about? The WangWatican welcomes all! Come hang out!

Go in shadow, go in shade, have a Wang Wang.
-The WangWatican Pope

Saturday April 10, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

8:00pm EDT

Opening Night Concert
Performers/Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about!*except secret stuff
avatar for Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin

Paul, Paul and Storm
Paul Sabourin is one half of comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. He is a co-founder of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock (along with Storm, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage), and a co-producer of the annual JoCo Cruise. He is a staff writer and co-producer on the past two seasons of... Read More →


Saturday April 10, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Main Stage

9:00pm EDT

We Got This With Mark & Hal (& Kelly Sue & Matt)
Mark and Hal are joined by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction on a very special episode of their (non)AWARD-WINNING podcast to settle, once and for all, the worst form of immortality.

Performers/Speakers
avatar for Hal Lublin

Hal Lublin

It's me. Hal. I like talking into microphones. Like on Venture Brothers, Mighty Magiswords, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale, We Got This, TIghts and Fights, Surprisingly Nice, and more.
avatar for Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick got her start in the comic industry adapting Japanese and Korean comics into English. Five years and more than ten thousand pages of adaptation later, she transitioned to American comics with 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: EBEN AND STELLA, for Steve Niles and IDW. Work for... Read More →
avatar for Matt Fraction

Matt Fraction

Pretty laid back, really.
MATT FRACTION writes comic books out in the woods and lives with his wife, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, his two children, two dogs, a bearded dragon, and a yard full of coyotes and crows. Surely there’s a metaphor there.


Saturday April 10, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Main Stage

10:00pm EDT

Heroes of Bacardia Playthrough
Go to:    https://www.twitch.tv/rollacrit

Join the Rollacrit team, a rowdy gang of former ThinkGeek ronin, in a live playthrough of their new and upcoming board game HEROES OF BARCADIA! Inspired by a past April Fool’s day gag, Heroes of Barcadia is a 2-6 player tile based dungeon crawl with a unique twist: your character’s health is determined by the amount of drink left in your glass. Quench your thirst for adventure with a taste of the game before its release!

Saturday April 10, 2021 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
The Holodeck

10:00pm EDT

Dance Party with DJ Scalzi and DJ Riz
Come join the virtual dance floor with an hour of tunes spun by John Scalzi, followed immediately by an hour set from Riz Rollins!

This dance party will be held via Zoom; feel free to turn your camera on if you'd like to be visible to other participants. And please remember that the JoCo Cruise Code of Conduct applies to all events (re: content, nudity, harassment, etc.).

Performers/Speakers
avatar for John Scalzi

John Scalzi

Author,
I enjoy pie.
avatar for Riz Rollins

Riz Rollins

on air host, KEXP
' i want to give you the beats to make your pants itch'lynda barry. they been letting me help people dance for almost 3 decades. all ages, sizes, hues, and abilities ( please don't tell me ' i cain't dance'..just please don't. ) you don't hafta dance if you don't want to. we can just... Read More →


Saturday April 10, 2021 10:00pm - Sunday April 11, 2021 12:00am EDT
Main Stage

11:00pm EDT

dot.darkness Virtual Concert
dot.darkness (dot-dot-darkness) is a nerdy electronic rock duo formed by some comp sci students from Texas, whose musical influences include synthwave, prog rock, drum n bass, chiptune, and, of course, JoCo himself. Their latest album, Polymorph, draws from depictions of transformative experiences in works of science fiction and fantasy.

Saturday April 10, 2021 11:00pm - 11:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room
 
Sunday, April 11
 

12:00pm EDT

Daily Check-in with Coach Cruise and Pals
Morning announcements? Inspirational messages? Calisthenics? Whatever content Storm and the Management decide to come up with while in our Virtual Cruise COVID bubble? Probably/maybe to all of these things!

Performers/Speakers
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about!*except secret stuff


Sunday April 11, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT
Main Stage

12:30pm EDT

Open-Mic
Come perform a thing. Songs, poetry, comedy, and other weird things are all welcome. Live or pre-recorded. Up to 5 minutes per person.

Sign up to perform here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFcxSbY09qGXZECV4Zvo2ESSCIrkPU_M73pHRA6VrWAOZ3jQ/viewform

Sunday April 11, 2021 12:30pm - 1:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

1:00pm EDT

The Spice Must Flow
Mystified by spices? Not sure what's the difference between masala and curry powder? This overview and Q&A from my kitchen (and waaaay too many spices) will help you get a basic understanding of the possibilities and hopefully gain some confidence in spicing up (har. har) your pandemic cooking at home. He/she/they who control the spice control the universe!

Sunday April 11, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

2:00pm EDT

Period Positivity: Cruise the crimson waves with comedy craftivism
Supply List can be found at: bit.ly/JOCOPERIOD
Chella Quint does a whole song and dance about the history of menstrual taboos, literally and figuratively. All genders of menstruators and non-menstruators are welcome to join in with activities to help you deconstruct menstrual taboos with wit, irony, and a litany of puns to help you put the YOU in UTERUS. This interactive workshop and cheerful crafting bee follows the inclusive ethos of the Period Positive Pledge framework. www.periodpositive.com

Further info about participation/materials: A downloadable pdf will be provided for printing out or tracing from the screen, with instructions on how to join in at home. Basic materials to have to hand: pen, pencil, black felt tip marker pen, a few sheets of plain paper, scissors, an empty toilet paper roll, one sheet of red A4 or letter sized paper (or white paper and a red crayon). Enhanced materials may include red felt, card or fabric, and a safety pin or masking tape, but the workshop can be thoroughly enjoyed without the enhanced materials. Extremely enhanced materials may include a 3D printer or laser cutter, but these are highly, highly, highly unnecessary to all but the most makerspace-keen.

Sunday April 11, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

2:00pm EDT

Sweetbriar’s Caring for Wildlife
Learn about what we do at the non-profit center to take care of wildlife here in NY. ECSS Sweetbriar Nature Center cares for injured, sick, and orphaned wild animals in our area. We also teach natural science and environmental programs to people of all ages. In this presentation, participants will meet some of our resident non-releasable ambassador animals including Stitch the Hawk and Tulip the Opossum. We’ll give you some tips on how to help your local wildlife, what to do if you find an animal that needs help, and share with you some stories of what goes on at the center.

Sunday April 11, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

2:30pm EDT

Tabletop Simulator Board Game Meetup
Calling all board gamers! Let's meet up and play some games on Tabletop Simulator. Host World 9 Gaming has dozens to choose from and is happy to teach new players. If there are lots of players we can split into separate channels.

Participants must own the Tabletop Simulator app, which can be purchased on Steam.

Presenting Sponsors

Sunday April 11, 2021 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
The Holodeck
  Sponsor Event
  • SUPPLIES NEEDED Participants must own the Tabletop Simulator app, which can be purchased on Steam.

3:00pm EDT

Costuming & Cosplay Happy Hour
Costuming & Cosplayers come socialize & say "hi" during this virtual mingle session. Feel free to show off a costume (or not), we know everything is a little harder during the pandemic. 

Sunday April 11, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
StuyZoomsant Room

3:00pm EDT

JoCo Cruise Library Peeps Meetup
Whether you have worked or volunteered in a library; currently do so; or dream of doing so; let's come together from all over and meet each other while we are on the same boat (virtual) to network and learn about each other's experiences (such as about how different libraries are providing services during COVID-19), sharing stories, and giving encouragement to find a job or volunteer in a library or to graduate with their master's in library science degree.

Sunday April 11, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

3:00pm EDT

JoCo Fantasy Baseball Meetup
Following in the footsteps of the successful Joco Fantasy Football leagues, I'm looking to try and start up a Joco fantasy baseball league

Sunday April 11, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

4:00pm EDT

Crochet Tiaras!
Join "the lady who leaves crochet tiaras outside her door" for a lesson in how to crochet your own!   You, yes, YOU can learn how to make your very own cool looking tiara from yarn, in 50 minutes! This is a class for all levels-- no prior crochet knowledge is required.  (Heck, you could probably do it even if you've had a couple too many wang wangs ;)).  You will need to gather a few things to be able to do this from home, but we will announce it ahead of time. :)

Sunday April 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

4:00pm EDT

Deserving of Ceremony - You and Your Meaningful Holidays and Celebrations
Move from the holidays and celebrations of your youth to ones that are meaningful now, for who you are and what you emotionally need.  Take what works, leave the rest, and bring ceremony for the people and things you love most. 

Sunday April 11, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

5:00pm EDT

Sea Shanty Singalong
Sing along with Sea Chanteys, or even lead one!  If we can't be in a boat at sea, we can still sing about it!
Sign up to lead a Chantey here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19Y1QMQOtiFO2DXUM6-UvAzafsPAMlQ-66HV0xEhIW-Q/edit#gid=0


Sunday April 11, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

5:00pm EDT

Welcome To... Board Game
This 'Flip and Write' game is about designing the best city streets in a new town.  Add parks, backyard pools, fences and more to score the most points.  Beginners are welcome.  Help me and my wife plan our streets or you can print out a sheet and play with us.  No maximum number of players.

Sunday April 11, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

6:00pm EDT

Making Creatures for the Classic Star Wars Trilogy.
Veteran Star Wars creature builder, "that Yoda Guy" Nick Maley, tells inside stories about building creatures for the Mos Eisley Cantina, building Yoda, and putting Harrison Ford into Carbonite.

Sunday April 11, 2021 6:00pm - 7:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room

6:00pm EDT

Nerdy Trivia
Ryn and Kevin Grant—Cardboard Concierges and owners of The Castle: A Board Game Cafe—have been running trivia for 5 years and are bringing it online to JoCo Cruise! Join the quizmasters as they test the knowledge of all things nerdy in 6 rounds of fun, friends and trivia. We cover topics like history, technology, pop nerdery, and the 90's (which DEFINITELY ISN'T history, that would make us old). Things you won't see here are: Sports questions, politics questions and questions about Japanese city based mascots (they're real, they're adorable and they confuse us). We've got picture rounds, we've got music rounds, we've got questions about things that are round, and we've got prizes, so sign up in a team of no more than 6 people and test your knowledge against other JoCo friends!

Participants just need friends, knowledge of nerdy stuff and a way to access triviabolt.com during the event. (There will also be some "open groups" available for people to join if they don't have a team of their own.) If you have a group of friends you'd like to be on a team together, email us your team name and we'll get your group situated ahead of time! Email us at Ryn@thecastlebeverly.com.

Add this event to your "My Sched" and have a valid email address in your Sched profile to receive additional information and instructions regarding participating in this event.

Sunday April 11, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Holodeck
  Sponsor Event
  • SUPPLIES NEEDED Access to triviabolt.com during the event

8:00pm EDT

Concert - Vance Gilbert
Performers/Speakers

Sunday April 11, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Main Stage

9:00pm EDT

Celebrity Jackboxing
JoCo Cruise "celebrities" cut loose and play some Jackbox Games, much to the inevitable delight of everyone watching.

Performers/Speakers
avatar for Open Mike Eagle

Open Mike Eagle

Open Mike Eagle might not have all the answers, but few artists in hip-hop, music, or American life are asking smarter questions. In a landscape governed by ceaseless babble, flashing lights, and hollow lies, Eagle harmonizes into the void so we don’t have to.On this descent into... Read More →
avatar for Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis

¯_(ツ)_/¯
avatar for Laser Malena-Webber

Laser Malena-Webber

The Doubleclicks
Laser Malena-Webber is a writer and performer! They’re best known as half of the Billboard-charting folk-comedy band the Doubleclicks, but also improvise and write in Los Angeles. Laser’s a real nerd and can been seen playing tabletop games on the Geek & Sundry network as well... Read More →
avatar for Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin

Paul, Paul and Storm
Paul Sabourin is one half of comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. He is a co-founder of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock (along with Storm, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage), and a co-producer of the annual JoCo Cruise. He is a staff writer and co-producer on the past two seasons of... Read More →
avatar for Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton began acting in commercials at the age of seven, and by the age of ten had appeared in numerous television and film roles. In 1986, his critically acclaimed role in Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me put him in the public spotlight, where he remains to this day. In 1987, Wil was... Read More →


Sunday April 11, 2021 9:00pm - 10:15pm EDT
Main Stage

10:30pm EDT

Jackbox Game Night
Join the World 9 Gaming crew for some Jackbox shenanigans. We'll rotate between games as requested. Slots are first come but we'll ask people to take turns. Spectators welcome and encouraged!

Presenting Sponsors

Sunday April 11, 2021 10:30pm - Monday April 12, 2021 12:30am EDT
The Holodeck

11:00pm EDT

An Open chat (and dram?) on Whiskies and Spirits with Bino
Chatting and maybe even dramming about various whiskies and spirits with Bino Gopal from Los Angeles, a huge evangelist of the two-and who's also a member of a multitude of such clubs and groups and has been doing virtual tastings since getting of JCC11!

Sunday April 11, 2021 11:00pm - 11:50pm EDT
Half-Zoom Room

11:00pm EDT

Cosplay 101: Introduction to Cosplay for the Coscurious
This talk will aim the six questions--who, what, where, when, why, and how--as they pertain to new cosplayers who have considered trying it but have been hesitant for some reason. The main focus of the panel combines the "why" and "how" to help guide a new cosplayer to something they would enjoy.

Sunday April 11, 2021 11:00pm - 11:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room
 
Monday, April 12
 

12:00pm EDT

Daily Check-in with Coach Cruise and Pals
Morning announcements? Inspirational messages? Calisthenics? Whatever content Storm and the Management decide to come up with while in our Virtual Cruise COVID bubble? Probably/maybe to all of these things!

Performers/Speakers
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about!*except secret stuff


Monday April 12, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT
Main Stage

8:00pm EDT

Carbon Wrangling for Fun & Profit: A Conversation with Julio Friedmann
Dr. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and Chief Scientist for Carbon Direct, sits down (notionally speaking) for a talk about carbon policy with Eli Mitchell-Larson (who was instrumental in the development of JoCo Cruise's Carbon Roadmap) and JoCo Cruise's own Jonathan and Drew.

Performers/Speakers
avatar for Dr. Julio Friedmann

Dr. Julio Friedmann

Dr. Friedmann is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, the CEO of Carbon Wrangler, LLC, is a Distinguished Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative, and serves as a Special Advisor to the Global CCS Institute. Dr. Friedmann recently... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →
avatar for Eli Mitchell-Larson

Eli Mitchell-Larson

Eli is a climate researcher and practitioner based at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on scaling technologies and policies that can deliver global net zero emissions through safe, highly durable carbon storage. Eli’s net zero strategy and carbon removal consulting... Read More →


Monday April 12, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Main Stage

9:00pm EDT

Concert - Mega Ran, The Doubleclicks, Gangstagrass
Performers/Speakers
avatar for The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks

Songs about cats, queer feelings, dinosaurs, anxiety, and space, on a cat keyboard and ukulele, sung by siblings Laser (they/them) and Aubrey (she/her). The cat keyboard is part of it.
avatar for Gangstagrass

Gangstagrass

Gangstagrass brings together two kinds of American music and creates a third, greater than the sum of the parts.The band has released six full-length albums with dozens of appearances on the Billboard Top 10 bluegrass chart. Gangstagrass tracks have featured Nitty Scott MC, Dead Prez... Read More →


Monday April 12, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Main Stage

11:00pm EDT

We played every Infocom text adventure!
Over the course of four years, Kay and Carrington played through the entire library of classic Infocom interactive fiction games. We'll talk about that experience, and about the past and present of interactive fiction games.

Monday April 12, 2021 11:00pm - 11:50pm EDT
HudZoom Room
 
Tuesday, April 13
 

12:00pm EDT

Daily Check-in with Coach Cruise and Pals
Morning announcements? Inspirational messages? Calisthenics? Whatever content Storm and the Management decide to come up with while in our Virtual Cruise COVID bubble? Probably/maybe to all of these things!

Performers/Speakers
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about!*except secret stuff


Tuesday April 13, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT
Main Stage

7:30pm EDT

Fancy Pants Parade
Tuesday April 13, 2021 7:30pm - 7:45pm EDT
Main Stage

8:00pm EDT

Quarantine Creativity: How We Got Through 2020 and What We Learned From It
This last year has been one unlike any other in living memory: a pandemic, an economic collapse and a presidential election year—and its aftermath. And yet creative lives had to go on in between all of this. On this panel, we'll look back at the year that was, how we met the challenge—or didn't!—and what, if anything, we can take out of the last year to incorporate into our creative and professional lives in 2021 and beyond.

Performers/Speakers
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Charlie Jane Anders

Attendee
Charlie Jane Anders is the author of the forthcoming Victories Greater Than Death, the first book in a young adult trilogy. Plus an upcoming short story collection, Even Greater Mistakes. And a collection of essays about how to make up stories during tough times, called Never Say You Can't Survive. With Annalee Newitz, she co-hosts the Hugo Award-winning podc... Read More →
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Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the Lady Astronaut series and historical fantasy novels: The Glamourist Histories and Ghost Talkers. She’s the president of SFWA, a member of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and has received the Astounding Award for Best New Writer... Read More →
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Rebecca Roanhorse

Writer
Rebecca Roanhorse is a New York Times Bestseller and Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer. Her novels include Trail of Lightning, Storm of Locusts (both part of the Sixth World series), Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, and the middle grade novel on the Rick... Read More →
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John Scalzi

Author,
I enjoy pie.


Tuesday April 13, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Main Stage

9:00pm EDT

Comedy Night with Myq Kaplan, Jackie Kashian, Joyelle Nicole Johnson
Comedians appreciate having an actual, laughing audience to see and react to. Add this event to your "My Sched" for the chance to get chosen to participate in the actual Zoom session for this comedy show! (You won't be visible on the actual live stream, only to the comics.)

Performers/Speakers
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Jackie Kashian

Stand Up Comedian
I do standup and read a lot. Mostly fiction - though every three years I'll do a deep dive into a non fiction.Heh. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance Novels mostly. My favorite authors, historically, are Tolkien and Kage Baker and Lois McMaster Bujold. Currently loving NK... Read More →


Tuesday April 13, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Main Stage

10:00pm EDT

Management Q&A - AFTER DARK!
It's more or less the usual Management Q&A that happens on JoCo Cruise, except this time at night! One or several adult beverages may be present.

Performers/Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about!*except secret stuff
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Paul Sabourin

Paul, Paul and Storm
Paul Sabourin is one half of comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. He is a co-founder of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock (along with Storm, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage), and a co-producer of the annual JoCo Cruise. He is a staff writer and co-producer on the past two seasons of... Read More →


Tuesday April 13, 2021 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Main Stage
 
Wednesday, April 14
 

12:00pm EDT

Daily Check-in with Coach Cruise and Pals
Morning announcements? Inspirational messages? Calisthenics? Whatever content Storm and the Management decide to come up with while in our Virtual Cruise COVID bubble? Probably/maybe to all of these things!

Performers/Speakers
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about!*except secret stuff


Wednesday April 14, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT
Main Stage

8:00pm EDT

Closing Concert w/Jonathan Coulton and Friends
Join us for the bittersweet closing concert featuring a bevy of special guests and perhaps a few surprises!

Performers/Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his... Read More →
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Jim Boggia

and, Paul and Storm
For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that’s impervious to age. His sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs... Read More →
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Storm, Paul and Storm
I was born with seawater in my veins and music, spreadsheets, and a lot of weird stuff in my head. I will discuss pretty much anything* with anyone (time permitting.) See if you can tell whether or not I actually know what I'm talking about!*except secret stuff
avatar for The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks

Songs about cats, queer feelings, dinosaurs, anxiety, and space, on a cat keyboard and ukulele, sung by siblings Laser (they/them) and Aubrey (she/her). The cat keyboard is part of it.
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Molly Lewis

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Tawny Newsome and Bethany Thomas

MATERIAL FLATS - a debut-ish album from Tawny Newsome and Bethany ThomasBethany and Tawny have been singing together for 15 years. It started with a poorly attended musicalabout sex workers (it wasn't great), and soon turned the two of them into backing-vocalists-for-hire forevery... Read More →
avatar for Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin

Paul, Paul and Storm
Paul Sabourin is one half of comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. He is a co-founder of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock (along with Storm, Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage), and a co-producer of the annual JoCo Cruise. He is a staff writer and co-producer on the past two seasons of... Read More →


Wednesday April 14, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Main Stage

9:30pm EDT

Promptly Challenged: Writing Songs Inspired by a Challenge Prompt
Panel discussion of Singer/Songwriters talking shop on creating music for internet competitions inspired by a Challenge or Prompt. SpinTunes #17 will be the test case. 

Wednesday April 14, 2021 9:30pm - 10:20pm EDT
HudZoom Room
 
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