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Current Schedule for Great Hall (Large Programming)

MisCon 24

Cowardice in RPGs (Gaming)
Fri, 14:00 - 15:00 PM,
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."

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

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

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

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

Meet Eben Brooks (Performing Arts)
Fri, 18:00 - 19:00 PM,
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,
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.)

Sarah Clemens -- Art Presentation (Art)
Fri, 20:00 - 21:00 PM,
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.

Anime Music Videos (Design)
Fri, 22:00 - 23:00 PM,
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,
Pros and Guests: Sarah Clemens

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

Writer's Workshop B (Writing)
Sat, 11:00 - 14:00 PM,
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.

Write What You Know (Writing)
Sat, 14:00 - 15:00 PM,
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.

Theremin For Beginners (Miscellaneous)
Sat, 15:00 - 16:00 PM,
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.

Space and Time For Writers (Writing)
Sat, 16:00 - 17:00 PM,
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.

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

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

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

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

Costume Contest (Costuming)
Sat, 20:00 - 21:00 PM,
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.

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

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

Crossing The Mundane Barrier (Art)
Sun, 10:00 - 11:00 AM,
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.

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

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

Writing: The Nuts And Bolts (Writing)
Sun, 13:00 - 14:00 PM,
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.

CSETI Contact Protocols (Miscellaneous)
Sun, 14:00 - 15:00 PM,
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

Dragon! (Miscellaneous)
Sun, 15:00 - 17:00 PM,
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.

Beyond Vampires (Writing)
Sun, 17:00 - 18:00 PM,
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."

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

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

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

Come bid on your favorite piece from the Art Show.

Talking About John Dalmas (Miscellaneous)
Sun, 21:00 - 22:00 PM,
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,
Pros and Guests: Eben Brooks, Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe

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

Crop Circles (Miscellaneous)
Mon, 10:00 - 11:00 AM,
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

The Spark Of Creativity (Miscellaneous)
Mon, 11:00 - 12:00 PM,
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.

The Classics (Miscellaneous)
Mon, 12:00 - 13:00 PM,
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?

Traditional vs. Digital Drawing (Art)
Mon, 13:00 - 14:00 PM,
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?

Closing Ceremonies (Art)
Mon, 15:00 - 16:00 PM,
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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