For Survival Open Jam: Anything Goes
10:00 AM (1 hr), Chastain F-H (Westin)
This is your chance to discuss any survival or prepping topic with our experts. As opposed to other panels, this will be a free form discussion based on what you want to know or discuss. We’ll hop around topics and even apply them to various scenarios, be it a super storm, pandemic or global EMP.
Moderator: Hans Eckman; Panelists: David Harmer, Michael Z. Williamson, Dr. Charles E. Gannon, Tedd Roberts
May We Meet Again: The 100 Cast Q&A
10:00 AM (1 hr), Peachtree Ballroom (Westin)
For Survival: Communications & Technology
11:30 AM (1 hr), Chastain F-H (Westin)
Experts discuss short term disruptions, like power outages, to long term disasters like EMP attacks or natural disasters. From right after an event, learn about the role of social media and misinformation, to months/years out, with issues such as alternative power and communications sources.
Moderator: Hans Eckman; Panelists: Dr. Charles E. Gannon, Ben Davis, Jeff Hubbs, Jaym Gates
They Came from Outer Space: Alien Apocalypse Fan Panel
1:00 PM (1 hr), Chastain F-H (Westin)
The idea of apocalypse by alien invasion continues to grow in popularity. Panelists looks at the impact of more current extraterrestrial shows like Colony and Falling Skies, as well as the TV shows that paved the way for their popularity.
Moderator: Shannon Chesnut; Panelists: Alison Sky Richards, Zan Bowden, Robert Prentice, Curtis Chevalier
The World of The Walking Dead: Fan Discussion Panel
2:30 PM (1 hr), Chastain F-H (Westin)
The comic so riveting that it spawned a show, and a show that was so successful it spawned a hit prequel. Our panelists lead a discussion on both TV shows and comics and Robert Kirkman’s portrayal of humanity at the end of the world.
Moderator: Nathan Hamilton; Panelists: Jennifer Geoppinger, Rachel Rowan-Stamper, John Keegan, Curtis Chevalier