Current Schedule for Great Hall (Upstairs Programming)
Friday Schedule for Great Hall (Upstairs Programming)
- An Evening With John Bromley (Geek Discussion)
Fri 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Pros and Guests: John Bromley
You might know him as Bromley Bear, Johnny Dollar, $, or Undesirable #1. MisCon Treasurer and published author John Bromley will amaze the crowd with his wit and talent. *Wit and talent not guaranteed*
- Meet Carol Berg (Writing)
Fri 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, CthulhuBob Lovely
Come meet Carol Berg, MisCon 25's Author Guest of Honor.
- Meet Tiffany Toland (Art)
Fri 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Pros and Guests: CthulhuBob Lovely, Tiffany Toland-Scott
Come meet Meet Tiffany Toland, MisCon 25's Artist Guest of Honor.
- Meet Kass McGann (Costuming)
Fri 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Pros and Guests: CthulhuBob Lovely, Kass McGann
Come meet Meet Kass McGann, MisCon 25's Costuming Guest of Honor.
- Opening Ceremonies (Geek Discussion)
Fri 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, John Bromley, CthulhuBob Lovely, Kass McGann, Tiffany Toland-Scott
Attend our opening ceremonies and find out what's happening this year.
- LARP: the Musical of Good and Evil (Gaming)
Fri 8:00 - Midnight
Pros and Guests: Greg Schneider
Welcome to the Neon Rose, a club for the other side of life where the owners a vampire, theres a ghost in the band and the bouncer is, well, not from around here.
The regulars, and irregulars, are in for a little surprise tonight when the forces of Good and Evil show up for a few drinks, some conversation, and to try and win the on-going battle of the heavens the only way they know how-with a little song and dance.
Join us for this one of a kind event that blends traditional live action role-playing, impromptu acting (and choreography), lip-syncing and maybe just the smallest bit of karaoke. Theres no need to be able to sing of play an instrument, but there is a need to bring your energy and excitement. We dont know who's going to win, but we do know they are going to sound good doing it.
This is an event for 12-20 players. Characters will be available via www.blackshieldgaming.com on April 1st, 2011. Players are strongly encouraged to receive character information in advance of the event in order to be able to do any desired costuming and to know which songs YOU will be the star.
Saturday Schedule for Great Hall (Upstairs Programming)
- Realistically Painting Women (Art)
Sat 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pros and Guests: Tiffany Toland-Scott
Tiffany will discuss how she creates realistic women.
- Writer's Workshop Great Hall (Writing)
Sat 11:00 - 2:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Justin Barba, Carol Berg, S. A. Bolich, M. H. Bonham, Patricia Briggs, Diana Pharaoh Francis, James Glass, Andrea Howe, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Parris ja Young
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.
- Creating Religions for Your World (Writing)
Sat 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, Diana Pharaoh Francis, James Glass
How do the pros go about creating realistic and engaging religions?
- Most of what I ever needed to know in life, I learned from Crate (Miscellaneous)
Sat 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Pros and Guests: William R. Warren
Artist Bill Warren will read from Theodore Sturgeon's story "Crate," a story that changed his life (and is responsible for much of his craziness). This is a great opportunity to look back at some of the great work of the past.
- Get in Front of the Green Screen (Art)
Sat 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Justin Barba, Jonathan Crummett, CthulhuBob Lovely
Come stand before the Green Screen and have your picture taken. Then later, Photoshop Wizard Jonathan Crummett will modify it into a great piece of custom art and put it up on Facebook for the world to see.
- Investigative Techniques for Storytellers (Writing)
Sat 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Pros and Guests: John Goff
Private Investigator John Goff discusses investigative techniques for storytellers of all kinds.
- The Punctuation Situation (and Grammar) (Writing)
Sat 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Patricia Briggs, Andrea Howe
The panilists will discess penctuation and and grammar and how to get it right. You can ask questens and everething.
- Costume Contest Prep (Costuming)
Sat 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Kass McGann, Lisa Williams
Costume Contest Participants and Judges (Only) will prepare for the Costume Contest, which will begin at 8:00.
- Costume Contest (Costuming)
Sat 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Gail Glass, Kass McGann, Lisa Williams
MisCon's Costume Contest! Participants will show off their costumes to our panel of judges and the audience.
- 2nd Annual MisCon Drag Show (Costuming)
Sat 9:00 - 11:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Amanda Michael's Bouvier
Geeky Queens (the "Drag" kind, not the "married to the King" kind) strut their stuff.
Sunday Schedule for Great Hall (Upstairs Programming)
- Military Intelligence for Writers and GMs (Writing)
Sun 11:00 - Noon
Pros and Guests: S. A. Bolich, John Goff
Interrogate a former military intelligence interrogator about interrogation techniques (then use them in your stories). A Q and A session with a pair of former Military Intelligence officers.
- World of Yarncraft: Geek Expansion (Crafts)
Sun Noon - 1:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Amy Farrington, Andrea Howe, Connie Thomson
Have you ever gazed longingly at Dr. Who's scarf and thought, "I bet I could make one of those"? Or created a plushie beholder to keep you company at the game table? You're not the only one! Join your fellow geeky knitters and crocheters to discuss the crafty inspiration that our favorite geek pastimes provide. Feel free to bring your latest project and work as we talk. Show-and-tell is welcome and encouraged!
- Horses 101 for Storytellers (Writing)
Sun 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Pros and Guests: S. A. Bolich, M. H. Bonham, Patricia Briggs, Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Everything you ever wanted to know about horses and how to realistically depict them in your stories or game scenarios.
- Importance of Secondary Characters (Writing)
Sun 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, James Glass
A discussion of the necessary role played by secondary characters in your writing.
- Belly Dance Workshop in the Great Hall (Performing Arts)
Sun 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Pros and Guests: The Sultana Dancers
Learn how to Belly Dance from the Sultana Dancers. This panel may move outdoors if the weather is good.
- Art Auction Prep. (Art)
Sun 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Heidi Carstens-Bennett
Art Auction Preparation. The room is closed as the Art Chaair prepares for the MisCon Art Auction.
- Art Auction (Art)
Sun 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Justin Barba, Heidi Carstens-Bennett, Sarah Fleming-Lovely, CthulhuBob Lovely, Keith Seyffarth, Tiffany Toland-Scott
Come bid on your favorite piece from the Art Show. Intermission for food will be at the halfway point (during which pizza will be available). The auction will run until the event ends, which could be midnight.
Monday Schedule for Great Hall (Upstairs Programming)
- Traditional Northwestern Art (Art)
Mon 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pros and Guests: Robin Walker
Most of us recognise this unique and elegant
art form. Come learn some of the background of Northwest Art, and some of the basics in its creation.
- What Are You Afraid Of? (Geek Discussion)
Mon 11:00 - Noon
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, Diana Pharaoh Francis
How do your loves, fears, passions, affect your creativity? Run with it.
- Traditional vs. Digital Drawing (Art)
Mon 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Pros and Guests: Tiffany Toland-Scott, Robin Walker
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 (ConCom)
Mon 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Pros and Guests: CthulhuBob Lovely
Come see CthulhuBob cry for joy and catch a sneak peek at what’s in store for you next year at MisCon 26, the 25th to 28th of May, 2012.
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