Current Schedule for Upstairs Programming 1
Friday Schedule for Upstairs Programming 1
- What the Heck is Going On? My Family Dragged Me Here! (Geek Discussion)
Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Amy Farrington
An informal place for significant others and family of con geeks to congregate with others who don't necessarily love fandom. Come meet new people!
- Party Orientation (Party!)
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Marc Johnson
This is a required meeting for anyone who is throwing a room party at MisCon. It should only last 15 minutes and will go over the rules and regulations your party must follow.
- MisCon's Room Party (Party!)
Fri 10:00 - 2:50 AM
Pros and Guests:
MisCon's Room Party
Saturday Schedule for Upstairs Programming 1
- Beginning Chainmaile (Crafts)
Sat 10:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: The SCA
Learn beginning Chainmaile with Lady Onora of the SCA, and take home your work as a sample. A $3.00 fee applies to this panel to cover materials.
- The Elements of Horror (Geek Discussion)
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Bob Davis, Kenneth Hite, Jenna M. Pitman
How do you create a sense of fear in your story, game, or film?
- Medieval Riddles (Geek Discussion)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Realms of Avalon , Josie Beaudoin
Come try your hand at some classic medieval riddles.
- Psychology of Evil (Geek Discussion)
Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Peter Orullian, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Eldon Thompson, Parris ja Young
What does it take for someone to be or do evil things? We'll look at evil from a psychological, neurological, and non-scientific standpoints.
- Reality is Realistic (Costuming)
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Beth Stoops
Reality is Realistic: Characters and Clothing (Or, They can't do that in those clothes!)
- My Work as a Costumer (Costuming)
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Curtis Hammond
Miss Ophelia will share some of her designs,inspirations, costume building techniques and pattern grading.
- Inuit Fairy Tales (Geek Discussion)
Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Parris ja Young
A discussion of Inuit Fairy Tales.
- What's the Deal With Card Gaming? (Gaming)
Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: John Goff, CJ Ruby
There's a whole subset of gaming out there that relies less on what you roll and more on what you draw. Collectible and non-collectible Card games.
- Social Justice via Science Fiction (Writing)
Sat 7:00 - 7:50 PM
Pros and Guests: M. J. Engh, Deby Fredericks, Vicki Mitchell, Kevin Noel Olson
How does science fiction address social justice? How do writers convey ideas without sounding preachy? How much should a writer consider social justice? What is some advice when constructing a political world? Are there responsibilities that go along with that?
- Dark Dreams Room Party (Party!)
Sat 10:00 - 2:50 AM
Pros and Guests:
Dark Dreams is hosting this room party in conjunction with the dance.
Sunday Schedule for Upstairs Programming 1
- Science Fiction in Academia (Geek Discussion)
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Ben Donnelly, James Glass, Michael McClintock
What place does science fiction have in academia?
- Psychological Issues in Deep Space (Writing)
Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: James Glass, Joyce Reynolds-Ward
What are some of the psychological issues associated with deep space travel? Traveling at a significant fraction of the speed of light, colonizing and acclimating to a different ecosystem, and living in a self-contained ship are all things that would surely mess with you, but in what ways? Come and discuss.
- The Costumer and the Worldwide Web (Costuming)
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Beth Stoops
The Costumer and the World Wide Web: Buying supplies on the internet.
- Japanese Fairy Tales (Geek Discussion)
Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: M. H. Bonham, Jonathan Crummett, Ben Donnelly
Discussion of Japanese Fairy Tales. Do they have particular themes? What makes them different from their European counterparts?
- Creating People of Different Ethnicities (Art)
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Chuck Bordell, Tiffany Toland-Scott, Robin Walker
You've started a new project and you want more diversity in your work, but how do people's faces vary according to genetic makeup? How can you depict ethnicity without falling into negative stereotypes? What about mixed-race characters? Bring a notebook and try it out with help from the instructors.
- Generation Gap (Writing)
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: John Dalmas, Jenna M. Pitman, Josh Wagner, Parris ja Young
How does the generation gap affect the ongoing conversation among scifi writers? How differentiated are the conversations between the Greatest Generation, the Baby Boomers, and Generation X? Does being a part of Generation X change whose ideas you borrow and incorporate into your own writing?
- Spokane in 2015: WorldCon Bid (Geek Discussion)
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Tim Martin
Come learn about SpoCon's bid to host WorldCon, the World Science Fiction Convention, in 2015. What would it mean for Northwest fandom? What can you do to help?
- Mastering the Revision Process (Writing)
Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Diana Pharaoh Francis, Andrea Howe, Vicki Mitchell
Learn revision techniques for both novels and short stories.
- MisCast Live! (Geek Discussion)
Sun 8:00 - 8:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Jonathan Crummett, Bob Davis
You've heard Jonathan Crummett's hilarious podcast, now be a part of it! We answer your questions live!
- MisCon Room Party (Party!)
Sun 9:00 - 1:50 AM
Pros and Guests:
MisCon's Room Party!
Monday Schedule for Upstairs Programming 1
- Short Talks About Art (Art)
Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Rob Carlos, Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk, Tiffany Toland-Scott
Still have burning questions for our artists? Bring them to this panel where the artists will be ready with answers, and perhaps demonstrations.
- The Ocr Fitr: Editing for RPGs (Gaming)
Mon Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Kenneth Hite, Connie Thomson
Hey, typos hapen. But when a a transposed number can make or break a game, who works behind the scenes to make sure everything is where it shud be?
- Finding Your Home in the Art World (Art)
Mon 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Rob Carlos, Tiffany Toland-Scott
Book and game illustration, concept art, comics, theatre and film. Artists can chose any number of directions, but how do you find which is right for you? Do you have to? Can you do it all?