Current Schedule for Upstairs Programming 2
Friday Schedule for Upstairs Programming 2
- Chocobos, Sephiroth, and Airships Oh My! (Geek Discussion)
Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Amber Edwards, Erik Evjen
What makes Final Fantasy so awesome? Come discuss Sephiroth, black mages, giant swords, and in the theme of resistance, Shinra. Where have the developers gone wrong and what have they done right? This panel still needs panelists.
- Elements of Intrigue in RPGs (Gaming)
Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Ryan Goble, John Goff, Rob McDonell
Are the PCs/NPCs in your game double agents? Triple Agents? Exponential Agents? Do they secretly aid the rebellion or seek to crush it?
This panel focuses on running RPG's with elements of espionage, betrayal, intrigue and secrecy.
Topics discussed will include:
* Handling conflicting character agendas - without player conflict.
*Convincingly portraying villains, victims, and villains who look like victims.
*Misdirection and Reveals: How to tell the players they weren't the good g
- Light, Shading, and Perspective (Art)
Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Rob Carlos, Theresa Mather, Jeff Sturgeon, Tiffany Toland-Scott
A perfectly executed subject is lifeless and uninteresting without the nuances of context. Our artists will discuss how to create a visual environment that brings a picture to life.
- Science Verses Sci-Fi (Geek Discussion)
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Bernard Finnigan, James Glass, Steven Howe
A discussion of the ways Science Fiction (Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Alien, etc) has dropped the science from its fiction. Where has science fiction gotten it right, and where has it missed the mark?
- Walking Dead: Is It Actually Any Good? (Geek Discussion)
Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Ben Donnelly, Erik Evjen, Valerie Finnigan, Manny Frishberg
Everybody loves Walking Dead. Don't they? Despite silly characters who make dumb mistakes at nearly every turn (Rick for example), we still can't stop watching. Come discuss why Walking Dead is so great (or terrible).
- SpoCon's Room Party (Party!)
Fri 10:00 - 2:50 AM
Pros and Guests:
SpoCon's Room Party.
Saturday Schedule for Upstairs Programming 2
- Alternative Medicine (Geek Discussion)
Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Gail Glass
This is an opportunity to learn about various options for achieving and maintaining wellness.
- Black Powder Weapons (Geek Discussion)
Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Jim Kyle
Learn all you ever wanted to know about black powder weapons.
- The Life of a Gaming Product (Gaming)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Paizo Publishing , John Compton, Adam Daigle
Offering a view into the game publishing industry by following the production of several types of game products—a Pathfinder Society scenario, a 32 page softcover supplement, and a 328 page hardcover book—from inception to pitch to production to publication).
- Beer, Bread and Cheese (Crafts, Geek Discussion)
Sat 2:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: The SCA
A discussion of making beer, bread, and cheese from both historical and modern perspectives from the SCA's Judith.
- Incognito Garb: Medieval Garb For Daily Wear (Costuming)
Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Beth Stoops
After a long weekend in comfortable tunics and gowns, do you dread the inevitable return to modern fashion Monday morning? Do you yearn to have your full range of motion, all day every day, not just on select weekends? Why not make garb that can go to the office, the store, the library and even hiking instead of fruitlessly shopping for a comfortable, yet fashionable outfit. After a year of wearing modified Garb nearly full time, Beth has great insights to share with you about how to do this.
- Learning the Game: Query Letters/Elevator Pitches (Writing)
Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: David Boop, James Glass, Rhiannon Held, J.A. Pitts, Patrick Swenson
It's the game we all have to learn: how to sell our books. Our esteemed panelists will talk about what it takes, how to do it, and all those little details they wish new authors knew.
- Background Art (Art)
Sat 7:00 - 7:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Chuck Bordell, Tony Gregori, Theresa Mather, Jeff Sturgeon
How important are backgrounds in your art? How do you decide what the background is going to be?Colors or buildings or...? How do backgrounds enhance your art?
- Geek Bingo! (Resistance Edition) (Geek Discussion)
Sat 8:00 - 8:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Andrea Howe
Come play Geek Bingo hosted by the Seattle Browncoats. If you win, the Evil Overlords will keep their eye on you. If you lose, well, they'll still be watching. Have fun!
- Honey Badger Comedy Revival (Party!)
Sat 10:00 - 2:50 AM
Pros and Guests:
Independence, Individuality, Self Esteem, and Tolerance. These are the things the Honey Badger can teach us, and the lessons we hold dear. The First Montana Orthodox Church of the Honey Badger is holding a comedy-filled "church service" room party. Come join in the craziness. *Not an actual church . . . yet.
Sunday Schedule for Upstairs Programming 2
- Oddball Mediums in Art (Art)
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Theresa Mather, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Tiffany Toland-Scott
What are some advantages, disadvantages, and tricks for painting on different mediums? How does canvas differ from wood, cement, fabric, or pixels? What about painting with ketchup, coffee or other non-traditional liquids?
- Improvisational GMing Workshop (Gaming)
Sun Noon - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Paizo Publishing , Ryan Macklin
Ryan Macklin will run a 2-hour, hands-on workshop on GMing techniques, based on the problems you’re dealing with today. He’ll help you find ways to address problems with preparation and adaptation, dealing with people at the table, and executing a smooth session. Get and keep your players hooked on your game while making your GMing easier with Ryan’s help.
- Gender Roles and Societal Change (Writing)
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Deby Fredericks, Manny Frishberg, Christie Meierz, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Parris ja Young
There is no question that literature and art reflect, influence, and often lead to change in societal norms. What roles does gender play in genre fiction? How has science fiction and fantasy reflected the changes in gender roles over the years? Has it influenced these changes?
- Gming: The Science Behind the Art (Gaming)
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Paizo Publishing , John Compton
Part 3 of a 4 session GM’s workshop. Is GMing more science than art or more art than science? Learn how to manage the science behind the art of running games.
- Breaking into Game Design (Gaming)
Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Paizo Publishing , Adam Daigle
What does it take to take your skills to the professional level and break into game design? Find out from an industry professional.
- Filk-o-Mania! (Party!)
Sun 9:00 - 11:50 PM
Pros and Guests:
Sing, drum, and have fun with INfilk.
Monday Schedule for Upstairs Programming 2
- Clothing of the Lewis and Clark Era (Costuming, Geek Discussion)
Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Jim Kyle
Everything you ever wanted to know about the frontier clothing Lewis Clark wore.
- David Boop Re-envisions the Old West (Writing, Geek Discussion)
Mon Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: David Boop
What is the "Weird West?" Come find out.
- Sentence-by-Sentence (Writing)
Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Paizo Publishing , John Goff, Andrea Howe, Christie Meierz, J.A. Pitts
It’s easy to talk about writing as a whole, but what about when you’re actually in the trenches doing it? What are some tips, sentence-by-sentence, to keep in mind? How do you create a solid sentence? How do you chose the precise word? The perfect metaphor? The correct sentence structure? And, most importantly, how do you keep from falling into passive tense?