Current Schedule for The Cave (Downstairs)
Friday Schedule for The Cave (Downstairs)
Saturday Schedule for The Cave (Downstairs)
- Companion's Support Group (Geek Discussion)
Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Jon Caro
Do you know the man called "The Doctor?" Is there a strange episode involving a blue box in your past? Seen a Sontaran? Fled from the Fendahl? Fed up with insane amounts of running? Come share your memories, theories and thoughts with an understanding group of Whovians.
- The Role of Art in Sci Fi (Art)
Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Tony Gregori, Jeff Sturgeon, Tiffany Toland-Scott, Robin Walker
This panel takes a look at the role of art in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. How are speculative fiction artists treated? Is there a danger of making sci fi art look too easy? How do sci fi art and sci fi artists compare to artists of different genres? Are they ill-used or well-treated? What does it take and mean to be a speculative fiction artist?
- Waraji Rope Sandals (Crafts, Costuming)
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Chad Volpe
Learn all about making traditional Japanese Waraji rope sandals like the Samurai wore.
- Italian Dress (Costuming, Crafts)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: The SCA
Learn about historical Italian clothing from the SCA's Bronwen.
- Beginning Pewter Casting in Cuttlefish Bone (Crafts, Art)
Sat 5:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Gene Mealey, The SCA
Participants will carve a simple design in cuttlefish bone, and should bring simple carving tools-think small: dental pics, flat screwdriver tips, etc. Limited tools will be available. Attendees should have an idea of what they want to carve when they arrive. Designs should be the size of a quarter or smaller. The instructor will pour pewter into the molds and attendees will get to take their carving and a pewter casting home. $5 material cost. Limited to 10 attendees, age 16+.
- The Future in 2000 AD and Beyond (Geek Discussion)
Sat 7:00 - 7:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Jon Caro
A look into the parallel world of British comic books.
Includes discussion of 2000 AD, Judge Dredd, Doctor Who adaptations and spin offs, Beano, Warrior, Marvelman and more!
Secret Origins of some of the most popular creators in American comics - Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison and many other agents of the British Empire!
- Erotic Comics and Pin-up Art (Art, Comics)
Sat 8:00 - 8:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Chuck Bordell
A discussion of erotic comics and pin-up art. What else is there to say?
Sunday Schedule for The Cave (Downstairs)
- The Role of Religion in Science Fiction/Fantasy (Writing)
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: David Boop, Deby Fredericks, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Peter Wacks
This Sunday morning we'll talk about religion's role in scifi/fantasy. Is it necessary? Can you write a society and not have religion? How do you make a religion? What do you research? Where do you begin? Join us to learn the ins and outs of religion in genre writing.
- Writers' Workshop Wrap Up (Writing)
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Justin Barba, Kendra Lisum
Writers' Workshop Participants Only. This is an opportunity for the Writers' Workshop participants to meet after the workshop and discuss each other's submissions and critiques without those nasty critiquing authors.
- All About Texture (Art)
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Chuck Bordell, Tony Gregori, Theresa Mather, Jeff Sturgeon
How do you represent texture in your art, so dragon scales look scaly, monkymanís fur looks like fur, and or that sleek space ship looks like metal?
- Artist's Block (Art)
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Rob Carlos, Theresa Mather, Jeff Sturgeon, Tiffany Toland-Scott
Do you experience artist's block? When you do, how do you motivate yourself to create cool stuff? Is it about creating the perfect environment? Drinking the perfect cup of coffee? Complete silence? Do you watch a little Tony Robbins then get to it? What do you do?
- The Writing is on the Wall: The Future of Gaming (Gaming)
Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Adam Daigle, John Goff
Our crack team of professional game writers and editors talk about the future of the tabletop role-playing industry. What does the future hold?
- What's New In Science (Geek Discussion)
Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: James Glass
Fusion reactors? Hand transplants? Adamantium-laced bones? Flying cars? What's new in science this year? Come find out.
Monday Schedule for The Cave (Downstairs)
- Publishing Options Today (Writing)
Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: S. A. Bolich, M. H. Bonham, James Glass, Patrick Swenson
A discussion of the many ways you can get your writing out there in this futuristic age we live in.
- Getting The Most Out Of Working With Editors (Gaming)
Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Adam Daigle, Ryan Macklin
Learn how to find an editor, establish a good rapport with them, and how to get the most out of that relationship. Lead by editors who are Industry Insider guests!