Current Schedule for Small Programming
Friday Schedule for Small Programming
- What the Heck is Going On? My Family Dragged Me Here! (Geek Discussion)
Fri 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Amy Farrington
A place for significant others and family of con geeks to congregate with others who don't necessarily love fandom.
- Handling Problem Players and/or Characters (Gaming)
Fri 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Justin Farrington, John Goff, Robert Thomson
The panel of GMs will discuss how to handle the jerk at the table who ruins the game for everyone, (as well as how to handle the character (played by an otherwise nice person) that wants to be the lonewolf and do everything by themselves).
Saturday Schedule for Small Programming
- Beginning Chainmaile (Crafts)
Sat 10:00 - 11:00 AM
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.
- Selecting the Right Game System For You (Gaming)
Sat 11:00 - Noon
Pros and Guests: Justin Farrington, John Goff, Greg Schneider, Keith Seyffarth
A bunch of veteran GMs discuss the pros and cons of various game systems. Is Call of Cthulhu a good starter RPG? Is D&D the best game ever?
- Cthulhu . . . What? Who? Where? You know CthulhuBob, but what is that pesky Cthulhu? (Writing)
Sat Noon - 1:00 PM
Pros and Guests: John Bromley, Ryan Goble, CthulhuBob Lovely
A discussion of the mighty Cthulhu, the H.P. Lovecraft Mythos, and just why MisCon is covered in squids and tentacles. How has Lovecraft's Mythos influenced modern literature?
- Traditional Media Verses Digital (Art)
Sat 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Tiffany Toland-Scott, Robin Walker, William R. Warren
Traditional media verses digital: The pros and cons of both. Which do you prefer, and why? How is the industry changing?
- MisCon Then and Now (Geek Discussion)
Sat 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Pros and Guests: CthulhuBob Lovely, Parris ja Young
CthulhuBob, Joe Taylor, and Parris Ja Young discuss how MisCon and the world have changed in the last 25 years.
- From Manuscript to Published Novel--the Process (Writing)
Sat 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, Patricia Briggs, Andrea Howe
You get a publication deal--then what happens? This panel details the long process of transforming a manuscript into a published novel.
- Dirty Songs of the Renaissance (Performing Arts)
Sat 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Josie Beaudoin
Listen to a collection of dirty songs of the Renaissance.
- Story Into Art (Art)
Sat 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Chuck Bordell, Patricia Briggs, Tiffany Toland-Scott, William R. Warren
The artists will draw a scene from a piece of a writer's work as he/she reads aloud from it.
- So You Want to Be an RPG Freelancer . . . (Gaming)
Sat 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Pros and Guests: John Bromley, John Goff, Robert Thomson
Tips from the pros about the best - and worst - ways to solicit your work and get your name out to the gaming companies.
- The Elusive Protagonist (Writing)
Sat 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Patricia Briggs, James Glass
How to create an intriguing protagonist that will carry your reader through your story to the end (and to the sequel).
- Room Party (Party!)
Sat 10:00 - Midnight
Pros and Guests:
Seth McClain's Room Party. Come have fun.
Sunday Schedule for Small Programming
- Writing Contests, Conferences, and Other Ways to Break Into Publishing (Writing)
Sun 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, James Glass
Panelists will discuss writing contests (such as Writers of the Future), conferences, and other ways to get your writing noticed (like bribery).
- Face It: How to Create Realistic Faces (Art)
Sun 11:00 - Noon
Pros and Guests: Tiffany Toland-Scott, William R. Warren
How to create realistic human faces in art.
- Medieval Riddles (Geek Discussion)
Sun 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Realms of Avalon , Josie Beaudoin
Come try your hand at some classic medieval riddles.
- Torturing Your Characters: Creating Effective Obstacles For Your Protagonist (Writing)
Sun 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, Diana Pharaoh Francis
A discussion of the techniques involved with making life hard for your characters.
- The Golden Age of Comics (Miscellaneous)
Sun 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Chuck Bordell, Josh Wagner
In order to have a Silver Age, you first need a Golden Age. Chuck and Josh will discuss the eras of comic books.
- Mastering the Revision Process (Writing)
Sun 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, Patricia Briggs, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Andrea Howe
A discussion of the methods and options of the revision process in novels and short stories.
- Romance in RPGs (Gaming)
Sun 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Pros and Guests: John Bromley, Connie Thomson
Your significant other plays in your game, or a couple does--how do you deal with the possible issues this may cause? Do you have funny stories (that you can share) about relationships affecting your RPG?
Monday Schedule for Small Programming
- Blogging for Your Fellow Geeks: Knowing Your Audience (Writing)
Mon Noon - 1:00 PM
Pros and Guests: M. H. Bonham, Connie Thomson
Learn how to write/blog for a serious audience (how to get your facts straight so fanboys and fangirls won't have your head).
- Long Term RPG Campaigns (Gaming)
Mon 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Pros and Guests: John Bromley, CthulhuBob Lovely, Greg Schneider
A discussion of ways to keep long-term RPG campaigns fresh and fun over time so they don't just fizzle out.
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