Guest Panelists

Our guest panelists provide a range of quality programming and entertainment! Be sure to check out what they have in store during the convention weekend!

SUYP COmedy Troupe


The SUYP Comedy Troupe is thrilled to be returning to Colossalcon for the 3rd year in a row! This band of hilarious misfits from the land of Iowa has been performing at anime and comic conventions across the nation since 2015. SUYP offers a wide variety of show formats and interactive workshops for any and every type of audience! Be sure to say hello and snap a selfie with the crew this weekend! 

The Manly Battleships

The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front of the con scene. The Fleet’s arsenal offers a lot of a lot, and a little of everything! From the “stay fun” academic to over-the-top panels; high quality times are to be had under the Fleet’s banner. No matter your pleasure, there’s a Manly Battleships® event that’s right for you!

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The Federation

The International Federation of Trekkers (IFT), now known simply as The Federation, is an international Star Trek fan organization founded in 1984 by current president Russ Haslage. What makes the federation unique is that Russ contacted Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and asked him what he thought “the ultimate Star Trek fan club” should be. Much to his surprise, Gene personally responded and became involved with the creation of the IFT. Mr. Roddenberry became our first Fleet Admiral, stating that the crew of the Enterprise, in every episode, goes places and helps people. This was Gene’s challenge to fans everywhere – to help people – and it has been the Prime Directive of The Federation ever since. The Federation is an international team of people working together towards a better world and a hopeful future, “Living the Dream” of “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations!” We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The Cleveland Chapter of The Federation is the USS Challenger. Established in 1986 on the day of the USS Challenger disaster and named in honor of her crew, the Challenger has become a global leader in conducting community service missions and have raised well over $50,000 in support of a wide variety of local and national charities. Membership in The Federation is free!

The federation will also have their captains chair on display for photo Ops. Be sure to stop by for a photo!