Current Schedule for Rocket Tent (1)
Friday Schedule for Rocket Tent (1)
- Meet Montana Melee (Gaming)
Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Montana Melee
Meet the members of Montana Melee and learn about electronic gaming.
- Building Metropolis in Your Living Room (Gaming)
Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Kyle Elliott, Logan Nickel, Beth Stoops
Comic books are slick; lightning fast, action-packed, and witty. Bringing their unique flavor home to your favorite gaming squad demands as much on the players as it does on the game master. But if you can pull it off, itís going a campaign for the ages.
- Ambushes (Geek Discussion)
Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Clay Cooper
How to set up a military ambush and how to react to one.
- Bending the Man of Steel (Gaming)
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Kyle Elliott, Frog Jones, Dean Keith
A group of powerful heroes begs for an equally dangerous challenge, but how do you bend, let alone break Superman? Sometimes the play of the day is supers vs supers, other times they face trickery and deceit pulling civilians into the battle. Our experienced storytellers will help you give your heroes worthy opponents for those hard-won battles.
- Femininity in Geekdom (Geek Discussion)
Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Missoula Ministry of Magic , Kaye Thornbrugh, Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons
Calling all gamer girls, cosplay cuties, and film femmes! Whatís awesome about being a feminine geek? Whatís not so awesome, and what can we do to make it better?
Saturday Schedule for Rocket Tent (1)
- How the Internet is Transforming Comicdom (Geek Discussion, Comics)
Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Erik Evjen, Tony Gregori, John Logan
From alternative comics to webcomics, creators are finding new ways to reach and connect with their audience. Forums and social media allow fans to participate in the stories they love, and even create entirely new storylines. How are these changes transforming the comic landscape?
- Heroes of Norse Mythology (Art)
Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth, Ruth Frey, Matt McAdoo
A panel focused on the written word, and the ways in which later cultures have potentially altered, censored, and/or put their own spin on Norse Heroes.
- Engineering Our Way Out of Climate Disaster? (Geek Discussion)
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Klarissa Davis, Manny Frishberg, Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel
Cloud seeding on a massive scale? Orbiting umbrellas? Sucking CO2 from the air to make fuel or carbon nanotubes? There are a number of technologically feasible approaches to geoengineering solutions to greenhouse gas pollution, causing runaway climate change. Which are the most likely? Are we ready to try terraforming on the only habitable planet we have?
- Queers in Comics (Geek Discussion, Comics)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: H Martin Cox, John Logan, William C. Riley
Representation matters. Comics give both original queer characters and reimagined pre-existing character a space to flourish, but what about the transition to the big screen? Come join us as we discuss our favorite characters, hetero-washing, and why this medium means so much to LGBTQ fans.
- Tattoo: Past and Present (Art)
Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Lacy Zee
Lacy Zee has been tattooing since 1998 and specializes in all styles of tattoo art. In this panel we will discuss a history of tattooing as well as new advancements in the industry. We will talk about how successfully choose a tattoo and tattoo artist, things to look for when choosing a clean shop, some of the basic do's and don'ts of tattoo etiquette, aftercare and more! At the end there will be time for Q & A.
- Critical RP with Black Shield Games (Gaming)
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Luke Hutson, Molly Lloyd, Greg Schneider
RPG in front of audience with pros (and possibly audience participation) ala Critical Role/Acquisitions Inc.
- Open World Game Management (Gaming)
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Erik Evjen, Frog Jones, Molly Lloyd, Frank Pruett
Did the heroes just ride off with the Orb of Evil instead of putting it back in its reliquary or did they collapse the evil mageís tower, ruining the boss battle? Our experienced GMs will help you deal with running a campaign in an open world where players have more choices in what to and where to go.
- Butte Magic Kid's Show (Performing Arts)
Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Butte Magic , Eric the Excellent, James Jones, MaryAlice Jones, Sir. James Jones, Pat Nelson
Come on down, kids, and be mystified and amazed by Butte Magic's illusions, sword swallowing, mentalism, and more!
- Fighting Games: An Introduction (Gaming)
Sat 7:00 - 7:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Montana Melee
Learn about electronic fighting games from Montana Melee.
Sunday Schedule for Rocket Tent (1)
- With Great Power... (Geek Discussion)
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Cheyanne Chadwick, William C. Riley
You are the hero of today and you have the power to make changes. You can champion a cause and be a force for good in your own communities, whether connected by geography or interest. Come learn some methods and means to make real change in the world. Let us show you how you can make a difference... even if you donít wear a mask and cape.
- Twitter as a Tool (Writing)
Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Julie Reeser
In this panel, Julie Reeser will show you how to utilize Twitter as a tool instead of a distraction. She’ll talk about pitch parties, economy of language, WIP snippets, support groups, word sprints, mentors, nano markets, community, and more!
- Building the Better Dungeon (Gaming)
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Erik Evjen, Luke Hutson, Frank Pruett
Is a great dungeon just more of everything that makes a dungeon good (Monsters! Loot! Traps!) or is it a different beast entirely? How does the game world and rules to inform your dungeon and quests, thus creating a more unique and memorable player experience? Is it possible to go overboard, and if so, should you stop?
- Cosplay and Stage Makeup (Costuming)
Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Lynn Martyn
Cosplay and Theatre share many things, and the five-foot rule is one of them. Learn how adjust your costume for stage distances, and then update your makeup routine so that even the back row can admire your skills.
- Needlework II (Makers)
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: MaryAlice Jones
A follow up to our panel on needlework last year.
- All-Ages Comics (Geek Discussion, Comics)
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Tony Gregori, Luke Hutson, Rikki Simons, Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons
Whether youíre a kid wanting to share your love of comics with an adult in your life, or youíre a golden-age relic yourself wanting to pass on your wisdom to a grand-padawan, join us for a discussion on comics for all ages. Weíll exchange tips and tricks for bridging the generation gap, and share some specific titles to look out for.
- Making Money With Your Creativity (Art, Geek Discussion)
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Valhalla's Workbench , Nina Alviar, Erik Evjen, Vandy Hall, Nikki Rossignol
Have you ever wondered how to successfully make a income from your hobby or craft? Join several professionals who will tell you what you need to know!
- What's New In Science (Geek Discussion)
Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Klarissa Davis, James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory, Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel
Our scientists will discuss what's new in science this year.
- Wookies, Droids, and Mentors Oh My! (Writing)
Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Diana Pharaoh Francis, James Glass, Eldon Thompson, Dean Wells
As the title of this panel illustrates, the role of a side character can take many forms. How do flesh out side characters? How much do you need to know about them in order to write strong side characters?
- Birth of a Game (Gaming)
Sun 7:00 - 7:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Erik Evjen, Jason A. Holt, Beth Stoops
How does an idea become a game? How does the game get published? Get tips developing a game from the concept to publishing and selling.
Monday Schedule for Rocket Tent (1)
- Kickstart Your Project (Geek Discussion)
Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Kyle Elliott
Learn how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign from pros who have done it.
- History of Magic (Geek Discussion, Performing Arts)
Mon Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Eric the Excellent
Join Erik the Excellent as he guides you on a tour through the History of Magic!