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Complete (Tentative) Schedule

MisCon 24

Friday Registration (ConCom)
Fri, 10:00 - 19:00 PM, (The Entry Wormhole)
Pros and Guests: Kristina Brakebush
Rummage Sale (Miscellaneous)
Fri, 12:00 - 15:00 PM, (Outer Space)
Pros and Guests: Sharon McDaniel

Donate your Type I Phaser, or buy someone else's!

Early Bird Round Table (ConCom)
Fri, 13:00 - 14:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: CthulhuBob Lovely

Gather with the early Geeks and discuss what books you're reading, shows you're watching, games you're playing, etc.

Gizmo Make and Take (Miscellaneous)
Fri, 14:00 - 15:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Jim Johnson

Ever wanted to scratch build a ray gun, chrono-manipulator, or dimensional rift-atron? Well, this is your chance. All materials are provided but feel free to bring your own old paper towel rolls, dish liquid caps and non-functioning VCRs.

Cowardice in RPGs (Gaming)
Fri, 14:00 - 15:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Justin Farrington, CthulhuBob Lovely, Greg Schneider

The costs and benefits of character cowardice, as well as reaction from other P.C.s and players. "I escape into the darkness."

Kid's Make and Take (Kids' Activities)
Fri, 15:00 - 16:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Jim Johnson

Joe and Jim will help a group of kids build some sort of creative monstrosity. Parents, please use discretion and, if your children are under 12, you must be in attendance at all times.

How To Steampunk-ify Your Nerf Gun (Costuming)
Fri, 15:00 - 16:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: John Wright

John will demonstrate how to convert your Nerf gun into a steam-powered Victorian engine of destruction!

Fencing Basics (Miscellaneous)
Fri, 15:00 - 17:00 PM, (Outer Space)
Pros and Guests: Tod Glenn

Tod Glenn teaches the basics of Fencing. The stabby kind, ya goof, not the "Stay off'n my lawn" kind.

Horror In Literature and RPGs (Miscellaneous)
Fri, 15:00 - 16:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: Marc Johnson, CthulhuBob Lovely

What is it about a good scare that so appeals to us? Our panelists discuss the hows and whys of horror.

Meet Harry Turtledove (Writing)
Fri, 16:00 - 17:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Eben Brooks, Sarah Clemens, Harry Turtledove

Come meet Harry Turtledove, MisCon 24's Author Guest of Honor.

Meet Sarah Clemens (Art)
Fri, 17:00 - 18:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Eben Brooks, Sarah Clemens, Harry Turtledove

Come meet Meet Sarah Clemens, MisCon 24's Artist Guest of Honor.

Writer's Workshop Meet and Greet (Writing)
Fri, 17:00 - 18:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Justin Barba, M. H. Bonham, Patricia Briggs, M. J. Engh, Diana Pharaoh Francis, James Glass, Andrea Howe, Vicki Mitchell, Kevin Noel Olson, Harry Turtledove

Participants and Critiquing Authors get together to meet and discuss how the workshop works. Open to anyone interested in the Writer's Workshop.

Science Fiction Jeopardy (Miscellaneous)
Fri, 17:00 - 19:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: Inge Saenz, Nat Saenz

Test your knowledge of Klingon mating rituals and Midichlorian life-cycles, crushing other nerds with your mighty knowledge of abstruse geekery.

Meet Eben Brooks (Performing Arts)
Fri, 18:00 - 19:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Eben Brooks, Sarah Clemens, Harry Turtledove

Come meet Meet Eben Brooks, MisCon 24's Filk Guest of Honor.

Opening Ceremonies (Schedule and Programming)
Fri, 19:00 - 20:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Realms of Avalon , Justin Barba, M. H. Bonham, Chuck Bordell, Kristina Brakebush, Patricia Briggs, John Bromley, Eben Brooks, Heidi Carstens-Bennett, Sarah Clemens, John Dalmas, Ben Donnelly, M. J. Engh, Justin Farrington, Sarah Fleming-Lovely, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Holly Frydenlund, Gail Glass, James Glass, John Goff, Andrea Howe, Jim Johnson, Dan Lehn, CthulhuBob Lovely, Jerry Lynde, Laurie Martin, Michael McClintock, Sharon McDaniel, Gene Mealey, Vicki Mitchell, Kevin Noel Olson, Alina Pete, The SCA, Greg Schneider, Keith Seyffarth, Lee Shinabery, Justin Stanchfield, Tiffany Toland-Scott, Harry Turtledove, Josh Wagner, Robin Walker, William R. Warren, Lisa Williams, Ray Worley, Parris ja Young

Attend this locus of space and time and gather information regarding the corporeal entities of esteem. Experience concurrent edification. (Come meet our GoHs and Pros. It'll be fun.)

Reading: Margaret Bonham (Writing)
Fri, 20:00 - 21:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: M. H. Bonham

Maggie will be reading from one of her recent works.

Sarah Clemens -- Art Presentation (Art)
Fri, 20:00 - 21:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Sarah Clemens

Come get all jazzed up for Sunday evening's Art Auction by seeing digital projections of a bunch of Sarah Clemens's crazily great artwork.

Random Jammin' (Miscellaneous)
Fri, 20:00 - 21:00 PM, (Outer Space)
Pros and Guests: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe

If meeting the GoHs isn't your bag, come hang out with cool cats Dragon and Chad. They'll be jammin'. Or hitting each other with sticks, I don't know -- these guys are nuts. Either way, it'll be cool.

Anime Music Videos (Design)
Fri, 22:00 - 23:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Ben Donnelly

Ben Donnelly will amaze and entertain with various anime music videos. Kids must have an adult.

Anatomy of the Face (Art)
Sat, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Sarah Clemens

Sarah gives us advice on how to properly represent the face, and provides examples.

The Write Time and Place (Writing)
Sat, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: John Dalmas, Kevin Noel Olson, Parris ja Young

Our panelists discuss how to create an environment that stimulates your creative muse.

Beginning Chainmaile (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Medieval Revelations)
Pros and Guests: The SCA

A $3.00 fee applies to this panel to cover materials. Learn beginning Chainmaile with Lady Onora of the SCA, and take home your work as a sample.

Free Mapping Software (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: John McDonald

Need to create maps of your world for a novel or an RPG campaign? Catch this demonstration of the AutoRealm and FractalMapper free software to create maps of anything, from a small inn to an entire planet.

Poisons and Aphrodisiacs (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: Realms of Avalon

How to accurately portray the use, and effects, of poisons and aphrodisiacs in literature and RPGs.

Writer's Workshop B (Writing)
Sat, 11:00 - 14:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Justin Barba, Patricia Briggs, James Glass, Andrea Howe, Vicki Mitchell

All participants meet in the Boardroom. MisCon's World Famous Writer's Workshop. Submit your writing to us a month before MisCon, show up at the hotel, and meet with our professional critiquing authors and editors.

Writer's Workshop A (Writing)
Sat, 11:00 - 14:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: M. H. Bonham, M. J. Engh, Kevin Noel Olson, Harry Turtledove

All participants meet in the Boardroom. MisCon's World Famous Writer's Workshop. Submit your writing to us a month before MisCon, show up at the hotel, and meet with our professional critiquing authors and editors.

Fresh Air and Filk AND Medieval & Renaissance Weapons 101 (Performing Arts)
Sat, 11:00 - 12:00 PM, (Outer Space)
Pros and Guests: Eben Brooks, Gene Mealey

Eben Brooks regales us with some of his repertoire, while Baron Antoine of the Society for Creative Anachronisms shows you how people in the Dark Ages killed each other.

Dynamic Form in Static Art (Art)
Sat, 11:00 - 12:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Alina Pete, Tiffany Toland-Scott, Mike Vaillancourt, William R. Warren

Learn how to create still art that conveys motion, emotion, and activity

Hit Locations and Maimed Characters (Gaming)
Sat, 11:00 - 12:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Justin Farrington, John Goff, Marc Johnson, CthulhuBob Lovely, Greg Schneider, Keith Seyffarth

Your fighter just lost his sword arm; is this an opportunity for role-playing, or time to roll up a new character? Are hit locations appropriate, or is general damage better?

Hint, Hint, Death. (Gaming)
Sat, 12:00 - 13:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Justin Farrington, John Goff, CthulhuBob Lovely, Greg Schneider, Keith Seyffarth

How do you impress upon a player that in-game danger is actually dangerous to his/her character?

SCA Fighting Demo (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 12:00 - 14:00 PM, (Outer Space)
Pros and Guests: The SCA

Sword and Shield, Cloak and Dagger. Come see firsthand how our medieval ancestors fought and died on the field of honor and how you too can learn to wield the weapons of ancient and honorable combat.

30 Minute Victorian Bustle Costume Skirt (Costuming)
Sat, 12:00 - 13:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Holly Frydenlund

Holly will show you how to whip one of these together -- by doing so.

Writer's Workshop C (Writing)
Sat, 13:00 - 16:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, Diana Pharaoh Francis

All participants meet in the Boardroom. MisCon's World Famous Writer's Workshop. Submit your writing to us a month before MisCon, show up at the hotel, and meet with our professional critiquing authors and editors.

Print-Making (Art)
Sat, 13:00 - 14:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Sarah Clemens, Tiffany Toland-Scott, William R. Warren, Parris ja Young

Find out how art prints are made, how artists decide how many prints to a run and how many runs to make, how matting is done, and whether a print-run affects the value of the original.

Write What You Know (Writing)
Sat, 14:00 - 15:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: John Dalmas, CthulhuBob Lovely

Generally, life experience is necessary to give you material and vivid, living, imagery for your writing. This panel addresses how to gather what you experience, and what to do if you are not quite yet worldly.

SCA 101 (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 14:00 - 15:00 PM, (Medieval Revelations)
Pros and Guests: Gene Mealey

Learn about the SCA and how to get involved, by Baron Antoine.

The How and Why of Magic (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 14:00 - 15:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Jerry Lynde

A hands-on discussion of the principles of prestidigitation.

Medieval Diseases (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 14:00 - 15:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: Realms of Avalon

mmmm . . . Black Plague.

Belly Dance (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 14:00 - 16:00 PM, (Outer Space)
Pros and Guests: The Sultana Dancers

The Sultana Troupe will demonstrate their skills, and share their expertise with anyone interested in Belly Dance. If it's cold and raining, uh, we'll figure out something.

Theremin For Beginners (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 15:00 - 16:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Sarah Clemens

Sarah Clemens demonstrates how to play the theremin, used by several bands and to make cool special effects-y sounds for various science fiction movies. Try your hand at playing this wacky device.

Manuscript to Mass Market (Writing)
Sat, 15:00 - 16:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Justin Barba, Andrea Howe, Kevin Noel Olson

So, you've written the Great American Fantasy Novel. How do you get someone to publish this weighty tome?

Introduction to Medieval Clothing (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 15:00 - 16:00 PM, (Medieval Revelations)
Pros and Guests: The SCA

Mistress Annys and Baroness Bronwen will show you how to develop accurate Medieval period clothing.

501st Legion Q&A (Costuming)
Sat, 15:00 - 16:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: 501st Legion

The 501st will discuss their costumes, and field questions from the audience. Then shoot you.

Video Audience Award Festival (Video and Film Festival)
Sat, 16:00 - 18:00 PM, (Holodeck)
Pros and Guests: Dan Lehn

Help determine the Audience Award Winner in the MisCon 24 Video Festival.

Space and Time For Writers (Writing)
Sat, 16:00 - 17:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: C.J. Cherryh, Andrea Howe, Michael McClintock, Parris ja Young

Learn how to track where your characters are at any given time, and the passage of time, to ensure smooth story flow. Plus, hear amusing anecdotes of how authors fail to do this.

Convention Art Shows (Art)
Sat, 16:00 - 17:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Chuck Bordell, Heidi Carstens-Bennett, Tiffany Toland-Scott, Robin Walker, William R. Warren

Learn how to buy your favorite art, or sell your own work, at a convention, and how convention art auctions work.

The Perfect Pirate (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 16:00 - 17:00 PM, (Medieval Revelations)
Pros and Guests: The SCA

Captain Diego, of the SCA, will give you accurate historical information on who Pirates were and what they were all about.

Dragon's World (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 16:00 - 17:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe

Dragon and Chad will tell us what sort of groovy projects they're working on -- maybe even some secret stuff.

Alternative Medicine (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 16:00 - 17:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: Gail Glass

This is an opportunity to learn about various alternatives for achieving and maintaining wellness.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Music (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 17:00 - 19:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Ray Worley

Ray takes us on a journey through the music of genre films.

Reading: Vicki Mitchell (Writing)
Sat, 17:00 - 18:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Vicki Mitchell

Vicki will be reading from one of her recent works.

SCA 101 (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 17:00 - 18:00 PM, (Medieval Revelations)
Pros and Guests: Gene Mealey

Learn about the SCA and how to get involved, by Baron Antoine.

Shoot the Knight (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 17:00 - 18:00 PM, (Outer Space)
Pros and Guests: Realms of Avalon

Come experience the joy Dark Ages peasants felt by filling a knight full of arrows. (Ours are padded, by the way -- the arrows, not the knights.)

Buffy LARP (Gaming)
Sat, 17:00 - 00:00 AM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests:

Prepare to defend humanity from blood-sucking fiends. More to come on this event soon.

Corsets Through Time (Costuming)
Sat, 17:00 - 18:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Eden Viona La Trobe-Lewis

The evolution of corsets, from their cinchy beginning to now. And beyond!

Arguing About Punctuation, (Writing)
Sat, 18:00 - 19:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Patricia Briggs, John Dalmas, M. J. Engh, Andrea Howe

Patty Brigg's, John Dalmas, M.J. Engh, and Andrea Howe politely discuss theories of punctuation; theories.

How To Dress Like A Viking (Costuming)
Sat, 18:00 - 19:00 PM, (Medieval Revelations)
Pros and Guests: The SCA

Judy Chapman will explain how to create an accurate Viking costume.

Random Jammin' (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 18:00 - 22:00 PM, (Outer Space)
Pros and Guests: Eben Brooks, Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe

Dragon, Chad, Eben, and various critters will honk, tootle and make all sorts of pleasing noises.

Video Game Creation (Gaming)
Sat, 18:00 - 19:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Mike Vaillancourt

From concept, team-building, algorithms, and beta-testing, to publishing.

Costume Pageant Prep (Costuming)
Sat, 19:00 - 20:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Lisa Williams

Costume Contest Participants and Judges (Only) will prepare for the Costume Contest, will will be held at 8:00.

Awakening the Muse (Writing)
Sat, 19:00 - 20:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: M. H. Bonham, C.J. Cherryh, Michael McClintock, Parris ja Young

Many things cause writer's block -- the stress of a deadline, "real life," etc. These authors offer some advice for dealing with it.

Writers Of The Future (Writing)
Sat, 19:00 - 20:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: James Glass

James Glass will share what he learned as the winner of the Writers of the Future contest.

Costume Contest (Costuming)
Sat, 20:00 - 21:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Eben Brooks, Sarah Clemens, Laurie Martin, Lisa Williams

Entities from various points in space and time grace us with their native garb. Attend and enjoy. Eben Brooks will entertain while the judges make their decisions.

Reading: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Writing)
Sat, 20:00 - 21:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Diana Pharaoh Francis

Diana will be reading from one of her recent works.

Firearms Curiosa (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 20:00 - 21:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Tod Glenn

Learn about unusual and little-known firearms.

Reading: Jane Fancher (Writing)
Sat, 21:00 - 22:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Jane Fancher

Jane will be reading from one of her recent works.

1st Annual MisCon Drag Show (Costuming)
Sat, 21:00 - 23:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Amanda Michael's Bouvier

Geeky Queens (the "Drag" kind, not the "married to the King" kind) strut their stuff.

Zombies: Causation, Propogation, and Interdiction (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 21:00 - 22:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Brooke Stanley

Brooke Stanley discusses zombie-ism using infectious disease as a model.

SCA Room Party (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 22:00 - 23:00 PM, (Medieval Revelations)
Pros and Guests: The SCA

Join the SCA for alcohol-free entertainment and old-school style hanging out. Really, really old-school.

Profanity: History, Theory, and Practice (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 22:00 - 23:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Brooke Stanley

Brooke swears he will discuss cussing. (Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Meaningful vs. Meaningless Death In RPGs (Gaming)
Sun, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: Tod Glenn, John Goff, CthulhuBob Lovely

Is it ever acceptable for a Player Character to keel over from old age, or being hit by a car? Our G.M.s discuss PC death and share some of their favorite demises.

Genre and History in Literature (Writing)
Sun, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Andrea Howe

Learn research techniques to ensure historical accuracy, and consistency, in genre settings.

Reading: M.J. Engh (Writing)
Sun, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: M. J. Engh

M.J. will be reading from one of her latest works.

Crossing The Mundane Barrier (Art)
Sun, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Sarah Clemens, Dragon Dronet, William R. Warren

Sarah, Bill, and Dragon will explain what it's like to be a Geek Artist operating undercover in the Mundane world.

Writer's Workshop Wrap Up (Writing)
Sun, 11:00 - 12:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Justin Barba

Writer's Workshop Participants Only. This is an opportunity for the submitters to the Writer's Workshop to meet after the workshop and discuss one another's submissions and critiques without the critiquing authors.

Artist's Workshop (Art)
Sun, 11:00 - 14:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Heidi Carstens-Bennett

Our entrants will have their work critiqued by professional artists. If you would like to participate next year, contact our Art Chair, Heidi Carstens, at art@miscon.org or just find her her at the con.

Eben Brooks, Live in Concert (Performing Arts)
Sun, 11:00 - 13:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Eben Brooks

Come enjoy our Filk Guest of Honor, Eben Brooks, and he displays his musical talents.

Dude Looks Like A Lady (Costuming)
Sun, 11:00 - 12:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: Amanda Michael's Bouvier, CthulhuBob Lovely

How to be a man (you're on your own there) and look (convincingly) like a woman.

G.M.'s Confluence (Gaming)
Sun, 12:00 - 13:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Justin Farrington, John Goff, Marc Johnson, CthulhuBob Lovely, Greg Schneider

A panel of G.M.s will answer your questions regarding G.M.-ing. Players welcome, kinda. ;-) This is also a chance to meet the GM representatives from various companies.

Steampunk Jewelry Make and Take (Costuming)
Sun, 13:00 - 14:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: Adrienne Keith

A $5.00 fee applies to this panel. This will cover the cost of supplies, and you will create your very own piece of Steampunk Jewelry.

Beastly Writing (Writing)
Sun, 13:00 - 14:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: M. H. Bonham, Patricia Briggs, Diana Pharaoh Francis

Our panelists will discuss how to depict animal thinking and behavior in literature.

Writing: The Nuts And Bolts (Writing)
Sun, 13:00 - 14:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Jane Fancher, James Glass, Andrea Howe, Kevin Noel Olson

How to write, re-write, survive the editorial process, find an editor and agent, and get published. This panel will address how to get your writing clean and tight, and recognize when it isn't.

Barbeque (ConCom)
Sun, 14:00 - 18:00 PM, (Outer Space)
Pros and Guests: Realms of Avalon , CthulhuBob Lovely

Join us in the Picnic Area for some BBQ and great entertainment, featuring Filk by Eben Brooks, and medieval lawn games with the Realms of Avalon folks!

CSETI Contact Protocols (Miscellaneous)
Sun, 14:00 - 15:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Lee Shinabery

Learn how to make contact with ETs! Introduction to CSETI (Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
Speaker: Sandbagger Lee Shinabery-member CSETI and trained Ambassador for the CE-5 initiative under its founder, Dr. Steven Greer

Reading: C.J. Cherryh (Writing)
Sun, 14:00 - 15:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: C.J. Cherryh

C.J. will be reading from one of her recent works.

Medieval Medicine (Gaming)
Sun, 14:00 - 15:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Realms of Avalon

How to care for wounds and illness when that pesky G.M. whacks your Cleric.

Women In Horror (Miscellaneous)
Sun, 14:00 - 15:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests:

Jenna will discuss how women are represented in horror, and contributions women have made to the genre.

Reading: Patricia Briggs (Writing)
Sun, 15:00 - 16:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Patricia Briggs

Patty will be reading from one of her recent works.

Dragon! (Miscellaneous)
Sun, 15:00 - 17:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe

Dragon Dronet, and Chad who is also cool, do . . . stuff. Really cool stuff. We plant cool stuff like this to keep you from eating burgers for 4 consecutive hours.

Care and Feeding of Wigs (Costuming)
Sun, 15:00 - 16:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Amanda Michael's Bouvier

How to care for the hair you wear.

Reading: James Glass (Writing)
Sun, 16:00 - 17:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: James Glass

James will be reading from one of his recent works.

How To Heat-Emboss Velvet (Costuming)
Sun, 16:00 - 17:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Holly Frydenlund

Make cool designs in velvet . . . without ruining it.

Web Comics (Website)
Sun, 16:00 - 17:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: Eben Brooks, Alina Pete

Learn about the creation of web comics, from concept and writing, to coding, rendering and presentation.

Reading: Kevin Noel Olson (Writing)
Sun, 17:00 - 18:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Kevin Noel Olson

Kevin will be reading from one of his recent works.

Beyond Vampires (Writing)
Sun, 17:00 - 18:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Patricia Briggs, M. J. Engh, Jane Fancher, Diana Pharaoh Francis

Our panelists will discuss the phenomenon of genre trends -- how they start, how they are replaced, and what may become the "Next Big Thing."

Accurate Depiction of Firearms (Miscellaneous)
Sun, 17:00 - 18:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: M. H. Bonham, Sarah Clemens, Tod Glenn, John Goff

Here's some advice on how to accurately depict firearms in writing and art.

Read & Draw: Harry Turtledove (Writing)
Sun, 18:00 - 19:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Harry Turtledove, William R. Warren

Author GoH Harry Turtledove will be reading from one of his recent works.

What's New In Science (Geek Discussion)
Sun, 18:00 - 19:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: James Glass

James Glass will discuss science news, including research done by by Evgenii Narimanov and Alexander Kildishev of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Website Design (Website)
Sun, 18:00 - 19:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Eben Brooks, C.J. Cherryh, Alina Pete

Learn how those purty pictures get in the magic typewriter.

Comics Through Time (Miscellaneous)
Sun, 18:00 - 19:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: Chuck Bordell, Kevin Noel Olson, Josh Wagner

Chuck, Kevin, and Josh will discuss the history of comics books, including some of their favorite writers, artists, and story-lines.

Art Auction (Art)
Sun, 19:00 - 21:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Heidi Carstens-Bennett, CthulhuBob Lovely

Come bid on your favorite piece from the Art Show.

Reading: Josh Wagner (Writing)
Sun, 19:00 - 20:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Josh Wagner

Josh will be reading from one of his recent works.

Medieval Board Games (Gaming)
Sun, 19:00 - 23:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests: Realms of Avalon

The Realms of Avalon folks will entertain you old school style. Really, really, old school.

Reading: Sarah Clemens (Writing)
Sun, 21:00 - 22:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Sarah Clemens

Artist GoH Sarah Clemens will be reading from one of her recent works. Yes, we really mean that.

Talking About John Dalmas (Miscellaneous)
Sun, 21:00 - 22:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: John Dalmas, Dragon Dronet, CthulhuBob Lovely, Chad Volpe

Hang out with John, and tell him how you feel about him.

Musical Mayhem (Miscellaneous)
Sun, 22:00 - 23:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Eben Brooks, Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe

Eben Brooks on guitar, Dragon Dronet on saxophone, Chad Volpe on keyboard. Yeah.

Egg Tempera (Art)
Mon, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Tiffany Toland-Scott

A brief history of one of the world's oldest
paints and how to mix your own.

Reading: James Glass (Writing)
Mon, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: James Glass

James Glass will be reading from one of his recent works.

Crop Circles (Miscellaneous)
Mon, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Lee Shinabery

Proof of Crop Circles made by ETs -- the things humans can't replicate seen in ET-made Crop Circles
-the latest from Collin Andrews research
-the physics most folks don't know, used in making ET Crop Circles
Speaker: Sandbagger Lee Shinabery

Autograph Opportunity (Miscellaneous)
Mon, 10:00 - 15:00 PM, (Fireside)
Pros and Guests:

Our GoHs and Pros will be available to sign their work for you, and generally provide autographs. This will be an informal, free-flow even until nearly 3:00.

Reading: Harry Turtledove (Writing)
Mon, 11:00 - 12:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Harry Turtledove

Author GoH Harry Turtledove will be reading from one of his recent works.

Fan Fiction (Writing)
Mon, 11:00 - 12:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: John Bromley, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Kathe Goslee, Vicki Mitchell

Fan Fic -- is it legitimate writing? What about when the publisher solicits submissions from previously unknown authors?

The Spark Of Creativity (Miscellaneous)
Mon, 11:00 - 12:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: C.J. Cherryh, Alina Pete, Josh Wagner, William R. Warren

How do you generate and maintain the flow of ideas? Our panelists will reveal their methods.

Reading: Patricia Briggs (Writing)
Mon, 12:00 - 13:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs will be reading from one of her recent works.

Education vs. Creativity (Miscellaneous)
Mon, 12:00 - 13:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: Sarah Clemens, M. J. Engh, Michael McClintock, Parris ja Young

Can the academic environment nurture the creative spirit? How do you sustain passion while receiving technical instruction?

The Classics (Miscellaneous)
Mon, 12:00 - 13:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: Jane Fancher, John Goff, Andrea Howe, Kevin Noel Olson

Remember that great book/movie/comic/game? What made it great? How did it become a classic despite all that bad grammar?

Reading: C.J. Cherryh (Writing)
Mon, 13:00 - 14:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: C.J. Cherryh

C.J. Cherryh will be reading from one of her recent works.

Alien Thinking And Culture (Miscellaneous)
Mon, 13:00 - 14:00 PM, (Belly of the Beast)
Pros and Guests: M. H. Bonham, Justin Farrington, James Glass, Vicki Mitchell

Our panelists discuss how to create and depict the thought processes and cultural norms of alien life-forms in writing and RPGs.

Traditional vs. Digital Drawing (Art)
Mon, 13:00 - 14:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: John McDonald, Alina Pete, Tiffany Toland-Scott, Mike Vaillancourt

Learn about the differences, and similarities, of drawing by hand, and using a computer. Is hand-done art more pure? What about the concept of an original work?

Reading: Jane Fancher (Writing)
Mon, 14:00 - 15:00 PM, (Golden Age Boardroom)
Pros and Guests: Jane Fancher

Jane Fancher will be reading from one of her recent works.

Closing Ceremonies (Art)
Mon, 15:00 - 16:00 PM, (Great Hall)
Pros and Guests: CthulhuBob Lovely, Harry Turtledove

Catch a sneak peek at what’s in store for you next year at MisCon 25, the 27th to 30th of May, 2011.

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