JediCole Houston

ALL-CON fixture since ALL-CON year one (2005), ''JediCole'' Houston has been a vendor, volunteer, content provider, and department head for the convention over the years that followed. Host of a myriad game shows as well as two annual talk shows, he returns year after year with more fun and surprises.

 

 



THU 11:00a.m.: What Were You Thinking? Meet the Dept. of Games and Theory (45 mins.)

Room: GAME SHOWS: MAYFAIR [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone

Produced By: JediCole Universe / Half Ass Productions


Start you ALL-CON game show experience with a glimpse behind the curtain.

Group Captain Cole ''JediCole'' Houston of ALL-CON Games and Theory, your game show track, presides over an opportunity to meet some of the folks behind your favorite game shows.

This lively, interactive panel will feature scheduling guru Mrs. JediCole as well as a variety of show producers for 2018. Meet the teams from The JediCole Universe/Half-Ass Productions, Hit It and Quiz-Its, In Our Nerdy Opinion, Robo Family, Bacon Samurai, and more. Discover the creative process, the ups and downs, and challenges behind challenging contestants over the prior 12 years of game shows at ALL-CON

Keen on joining the Game and Theory team in 2018? Find out how and pick up some tricks of the trade on Thursday.


Speaking: JediCole Houston

Category: Discussion Panel

 



THU 1:00p.m.: Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! (45 mins.)

Room: GAME SHOWS: MAYFAIR [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone

Produced By: JediCole Universe / Half Ass Productions


Introduced in 2014 as ''the game show where the entire audience are contestants'', this exciting show boasts over 50 prizes per edition! If you have ever been in the audience of an All-Con game show and felt that unbearable urge to yell out the answer that the contestants struggle to conjure up, this is the show for you!

Apart from some minor changes in structure the show remains largely unchanged from the pilot incarnation. If you are in the audience, you are part of the show and could win one of the myriad prizes (valued from $1 to $5 for the most part). Be a part of All-Con's biggest trivia contest and feel free to yell ''Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!'' when you know the answer!

Hosts: Mrs. JediCole and the Games and Theory Crew
Contestants: Variable


Speaking: JediCole Houston

Category: Game Show

 



FRI 11:00a.m.: Podcasting Day Camp (45 mins.)

Room: GAME SHOWS: MAYFAIR [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone

Produced By: JediCole Universe / Half Ass Productions


Do you listen to podcasts? Have you ever said to yourself ''I could do that, and better!''?

Do you listen to podcasts and wonder how and why they do that?

Do you have a curiosity about podcasts but have never listed to one?

Do you want to know what all of these questions are about?

If you answered ''yes'' to any of the above, then you need to attend the first annual Infinicon Podcasting Day Camp! Each day of the convention (yes, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), the Accidental Podcaster himself, Cole ''JediCole'' Houston, will be your Head Counselor as the moderator for panels on podcasting with some of the most seasoned DFW area podcasters he can find. The mix of Camp Counselors will change daily, as will the variety of topics covered from the bare bones basics to pros and cons of podcasting.

Attend one day or all three and get pick up some insights, skills, and general info on podcasting from how to get started, finding your niche, pre-recorded vs. live podcasting, audio vs. video podcasting, and more. This is a great Day Camp for any podcasting fan or for future and present podcasters. Learn the ropes without having to learn to tie knots in a rattlesnake-free environment that is out of the unpredictable Texas weather!

Free jumbo marshmallow on a stick for all campers, too! (No campfire, though, the hotel kind of frowns on that.)


Speaking: JediCole Houston; Eddie Medina

Category: Discussion Panel

 



FRI 4:00p.m.: Don't Lose Your Geek Card - HEY KIDS COMICS (45 mins.)

Room: GAME SHOWS: MAYFAIR [Lobby Level] Rated: Teen

Produced By: JediCole Universe / Half Ass Productions; Hey Kids, Comics!


COMICS! Yep, that is what the hosts of Hey Kids, Comics! love to read, collect, and enjoy (and talk about on their podcasts). So naturally they want to challenge fans with a new batch of comic book trivia with their own version of Don't Lose Your Geek Card.

In keeping with the format of all incarnations of the game, each contestant collects three Geek Cards and faces the big board of trivia questions, in this case based on comics old and new. Each contestant who answers incorrectly loses on of their Geek Cards, lose them all during the game and you have to sit the rest out. But have no fear! Bonus Cards randomly included with some questions can save the day as they are effectively extra Geek Cards. Hidden Prize Cards add extra incentive as correct answers mean extra prizes for lucky contestants. Are you at the local comic shop every Wednesday to get the latest releases? Do you think you have ALL-CON comic book trivia champion Starman Morrison-level knowledge of the medium? Well true believer, you had best get int he contestant pool for this version of Don't Lose Your Geek Card!

Points are awarded for every correctly answered question as well as for each Geek Card retained and every Bonus Card earned (and retained). Prize Cards do not add to the point total, but at least there is a nice prize involved! Should comic books not be your cup of tea, check out the other incarnations of Don't Lose Your Geek Card on the schedule.

Contestants: Three
All contestants will receive a selection of comics from Hey Kids, Comics! Live's infamous ''Short Box'' at the start of the show.


Speaking: JediCole Houston; Andrew Farmer

Category: Game Show

 



FRI 5:00p.m.: Do You Like ''The Star Wars''? (45 mins.)

Room: GAME SHOWS: MAYFAIR [Lobby Level] Rated: Teen

Produced By: JediCole Universe / Half Ass Productions; Rantcor Pit


The Rantcor Pit will be hosting three unique game shows over the weekend and this is certainly one of them! Jedi or Sith, Rebel scum or Imperial agent, moof milker or nerf herder, Outlander, smuggler, bush pilot, or scoundrel all Star Wars fans are invited to watch or participate in a lively Star Wars trivia game presented by The JediCole Universe's Star Wars podcast The Rantcor Pit! Even your droids are welcome!

Test your trivia knowledge with questions encompassing all eight episodes of the cinematic Saga plus 2016's Rogue One. Is the Force with you? Do you just plain like Star Wars? Either way, this is the game show for you!

Contestants: Three


Speaking: JediCole Houston; Eddie Medina

Category: Game Show

 



SAT 10:00a.m.: Podcasting Day Camp (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 1 [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone

Produced By: JediCole Universe / Half Ass Productions


Do you listen to podcasts? Have you ever said to yourself ''I could do that, and better!''?

Do you listen to podcasts and wonder how and why they do that?

Do you have a curiosity about podcasts but have never listed to one?

Do you want to know what all of these questions are about?

If you answered ''yes'' to any of the above, then you need to attend the first annual Infinicon Podcasting Day Camp! Each day of the convention (yes, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), the Accidental Podcaster himself, Cole ''JediCole'' Houston, will be your Head Counselor as the moderator for panels on podcasting with some of the most seasoned DFW area podcasters he can find. The mix of Camp Counselors will change daily, as will the variety of topics covered from the bare bones basics to pros and cons of podcasting.

Attend one day or all three and get pick up some insights, skills, and general info on podcasting from how to get started, finding your niche, pre-recorded vs. live podcasting, audio vs. video podcasting, and more. This is a great Day Camp for any podcasting fan or for future and present podcasters. Learn the ropes without having to learn to tie knots in a rattlesnake-free environment that is out of the unpredictable Texas weather!

Free jumbo marshmallow on a stick for all campers, too! (No campfire, though, the hotel kind of frowns on that.)


Speaking: JediCole Houston; Eddie Medina

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SAT 1:00p.m.: The Rantcor Pit Galactic Games VII (45 mins.)

Room: GAME SHOWS: MAYFAIR [Lobby Level] Rated: Teen

Produced By: JediCole Universe / Half Ass Productions; Rantcor Pit


The premiere game show of ''The Rantcor Pit Live'' is back!

As seen on the live podcast and at Infinicon, ALL-CON, and Famous Monsters Convention, the Galactic Games return to ALL-CON! The whole Rantcorps will be in place to host this dynamic mix of trivia, activities, and other simple tricks and nonsense that pits four contestants against one another in a Geonosian Arena style battle royale! Actually it is more a game show than a battle and no giant monster beasts are involved. None the less, challenges abound that would make a Padawan-seeking-the-rank-of-Jedi balk.

If you are steeped in the Saga, jolly for Jedi, a Rebellion rouser, silly for Sith, or just plain feel like Star Wars is where it's AT-AT, you need to be a part of this game show - in the audience or among the randomly selected contestants!

Contestants will vie for a Hasbro Black Series 6'' scale Rey's Speeder with Rey (Jaccu) action figure valued at $60.00! Prizes will also be awarded to the second and third place contestants.

Contestants: Four


Speaking: JediCole Houston; Eddie Medina

Category: Game Show

 



SAT 4:00p.m.: JediCole Universe Live! (45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 1 [Lobby Level] Rated: Teen

Produced By: JediCole Universe / Half Ass Productions


The JediCole Universe comes to life again at ALL-CON. Launched in 2011 by Cole ''JediCole'' Houston (of ALL-CON Games and Theory), the JCU is the home of such pocast favorites as The Rantcor Pit and Hey Kids, Comics! JediCole will bring a lot of fun and unusual features will return along with more of the humor, antics, and fun that make this talk show a staple.

The ever popular feature ''It Came From the Dollar Store'' is back again this year with lots of bizarre finds. Special surprise guests are in the works, so you never know what you might discover in ''The JediCole Universe''. All of that and the popular mini game show, ''You Can't Win''!


Speaking: JediCole Houston

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SAT 8:00p.m.: Rantcor Pit After Dark (1 hr. 45 mins.)

Room: BEL-AIR 1 [Lobby Level] Rated: Adult

Produced By: JediCole Universe / Half Ass Productions; Rantcor Pit


For nearly half a decade Cole Houston and Eddie Medina have collectively been The Rantcor Pit. From their audio podcast to their ever-travelling, Dallas based, live-streaming ''The Rantcor Pit Live'' to last year's The Rantcor Pit Road Show, chances are you've seen and/or heard ''Your Favorite Star Wars Guys''. But (for the most part) you've never seen them quite like this!

Eddie and Cole are ready to let their hair down (and maybe their pants, but hopefully not) with a special live presentation that will play bluer than Aunt Beru's milk! Yes this is the late night, no-holds-barred, F-bomb dropping Star Wars X-travaganza you've been waiting for! ''The Moist Side of the Force'' is about to get moister than a Tattooine vaporator at harvest time and exclusively at ALL-CON!

If you thought there were uncomfortable moments in The Last Jedi, well... let's just say this show will make Rian Johnson blush!


Speaking: JediCole Houston; Eddie Medina; K-Zach Schrotter

Category: Performance

 



SUN 3:00p.m.: It's a Wrap! (45 mins.)

Room: GAME SHOWS: MAYFAIR [Lobby Level] Rated: Everyone

Produced By: JediCole Universe / Half Ass Productions


So you've had a full weekend at Your Favorite Con. You've attended panels, game shows, dances, costume contests, and gaming events. You've met some great celebrity guests and heard amazing tales in their panels. You've taken in the scope of fandom and have plenty of goodies, photos, and memories. It can't be over, can it?

Why let a good thing come to an end?! After the Grand Prize Drawing (following Sunday's Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!) the best way to unwind and say farewell to ALL-CON 2018 is ''It's a Wrap!'' Well, that's how we feel at ALL-CON Games and Theory. When the last game show has awarded its prizes and a lot of leftover stuff has been given away in raffles, the fun continues as your exhausted Games and Theory crew share the highlights and laughs from four full days of convention wonderment.

This interactive panel has become a favorite end-of-show haunt for many who are looking for a chance to share their own experiences with a casual crowd. Close out the weekend in style with the kids from th Game Shows track and friends!


Speaking: JediCole Houston; Mrs. JediCole

Category: Activity