Editor’s Note: This post was updated with new information May 8, 2020.
After a very successful inaugural launch, HomeCon returns for its second edition. The virtual fan convention, created by Lost Girl alums Paul Amos and Rachel Skarsten as a way to combat the isolation felt with many conventions canceled due to COVID-19, will be back Saturday, May 16 – Sunday, May 17, 2020 and promises more panels and more 1-on-1 Zoom chats. HomeCon 2.0 will also offer group-on-1 interviews for $40 that will accomodate up to 10 people chatting with one actor and are aimed at more bashful fans.
Headlining HomeCon: 2nd Edition will be panels featuring the cast of Orphan Black, including Emmy-winning and Golden Globe nominee, Tatiana Maslany. Panels for Vikings, The Women of The 100, Dark Matter, and a Heroes reunion are all also scheduled panels. The cast of Wynonna Earp will return for HomeCon 2.0, but this time the cast will be joined by showrunner Emily Andras. Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Walking Dead) has also been announced as a guest and will participate in a spotlight panel. New guests and panels will continue to be added and announced on HomeCon’s official website.
HomeCon donated $10,000 to #FirstRespondersFirst during its first edition that saw more than 44,000 views (Source: Twitch) and online conversations about the event in more than 38 countries spread over six continents (Source:Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). The convention will continue to support the charity in its 2nd Edition. In addition to that donation, actors participating in the HOMECON: 1st Edition have also been responsible for designating thousands of dollars of additional funds to support Canada Helps and Start the Wave, as well as funding nearly a thousand meals to the LA Regional Food Bank.
“After the overwhelming response from Homecon: 1st Edition, which included many people attending a con for the first time ever, albeit virtually, we have decided to make Homecon: 2nd Edition free to the world! However, we do encourage people to donate and support this wonderful endeavor in the same way as the actors who are contributing to this wonderful weekend,” said Paul Amos and Rachel Skarsten. Just as it was before, HomeCon is hosted on the Twitch platform, but attendees will pay no subscription fee this time, although a Twitch subscription is free with Amazon Prime.
HomeCon 2.0 Panels
Orphan Black Panel
Featuring Emmy-winning and Golden Globe nominee, Tatiana Maslany (Stronger), Ari Millen (The Expanse, Darken: Before the Dark), Kristian Bruun (Ready or Not, Murdoch Mysteries).
Ragga Ragnars (Kieran O’Reilly & Ragga Ragnars: Broken Wings Ringside), Adam ‘The Edge’ Copeland (WWE Monday Night RAW, Haven, Clash Time) Georgia Hirst (Ravers), Kris Holden Ried, Peter Franzén (The Gunman, Ashes in the Snow)
Greg Grundberg (Star Wars, Star Trek Beyond), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Agents of Shield), David Anders (iZombie, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time), Jack Coleman (Ultimate Spiderman, Castle)
Dark Matter Panel
Melissa O’Neil (iZombie, The Rookie), Joseph Malozzi (Showrunner) (Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis) , Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl, Wynonna Earp, Pure), Alex Malari Jr. (Shadowhunters, Jett, Coroner), Anthony Lemke (Lost Girl, 19-2, Blindspot, Cerebrum)
Wynonna Earp Panel
Creator Emily Andras (Lost Girl), Katherine Barrell (Star Trek: Discovery, Lake Placid), Tim Rozon (Vagrant Queen, Lost Girl, Lake Placid), Varun Saranga (Schitt’s Creek, Carter), Dani Kind (Workin’ Moms), and Michael Eklund (Altered Carbon, Van Helsing)
The Chat Options – (sales open up early next week)
1-on-1 Zoom chats: ranging from $50-$80 +tax.
Group-on-1 interviews: $40 +tax/person (holds up to 5 people chatting with one actor).
Poster in two sizes (8″x10″ and 18″x24″)
Reusable shopping bag
iPhone and Samsung phone cases
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For more information on HomeCon and its lineup, visit the official website.
Editor in Chief Bridget Liszewski comes from a long line of TV Junkies who fostered her love of television from a very young age. She's channeled that passion into covering both US and Canadian television shows, and is thankful everyday for the invention of the DVR. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she loves college football and is a fan of sports in general. Bridget is always up for talking TV and you can follow her on twitter at @BridgetOnTV.