Current Schedule for Rocket Tent (1)
Friday Schedule for Rocket Tent (1)
- Analog vs. Digital -- Gaming Edition (Gaming)
Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Brittanie Boe, Jeff Grubb, Jason A. Holt, Cale Patenaude, Greg Schneider
Sophisticated games have existed since humans banded together more than 6,000 years ago, but in the recent decades, video games have come to the forefront. Let's discuss if video games are merely a new vehicle for a favorite pastime, or if they are poised to dominate the future of gaming & obliterate the gaming of old.
- Belly Dance: Tribal vs Cabaret (Performing Arts)
Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Chris Blazer, Erika Noble, Wanda Weston
Interested in Bellydance? Did you know there are different styles? Come meet with some dancers and instructors and go over the differences (and similarities) between two of the types.
- The Return of Cosplay Photography (Costuming)
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Lynn Martyn, Erika Noble, Lily Oliver, Jason Tupek
If you have the perfect costume, perfect
hair, and perfect makeup, and need some help in capturing your perfect picture, we've got you covered. This panel will cover ways to put your
best foot forward to get irrefutable evidence of your magic cosplay moment. Learn how to get the perfect picture from experienced Cosplayers and Photographers.
- Gaming for the Uninitiated (Gaming)
Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Brittanie Boe, Kyle Elliott, Dean Keith, Greg Schneider
If you've wanted to get into gaming, & don't know where to start, or have been previously overwhelmed when you tried, let us help you get started on your path to the dark side. We'll cover how to find a good group of people both here at MisCon & in the wider world, as well as show you what games are easier for neophyte gamers to understand & enjoy. Then we'll set you loose on the game room to find your next adventure, but with a few suggestions to ensure your success.
Saturday Schedule for Rocket Tent (1)
- Creating a Superhero (Comics)
Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Tony Gregori, John Logan
It takes more than just a cape to make a superhero. They need powers, a costume, themes, relationships, & so much more. Join the discussion, & maybe summon your own superhero!
- Shift In The Geekverse (Geek Discussion)
Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Frog Jones, Tess Langston, John Logan
This past decade has seen a major shift in how our subculture is seen. Some might even say that we're MAINSTREAM now! How has this change in attitude changed the community itself?
- There's Still Time: Wildlife Conservation (Geek Discussion, Kids' Activities)
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Brit Garner, Jessi Knudsen-Casteneda, Patty Mascia
Animals around the world are in trouble, including some right in our own backyards. Learn what changes, both small & large, we can make to help them thrive. Future generations will thank us for it!
- Toxic Masculinity As Villain? (Geek Discussion)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Alisha Knaff, Tess Langston, William C. Riley, Dean Wells
Masculine tropes are commonly used in the depiction of heroes, but toxic masculinity is increasingly being explored as well, as villains are the heroes of their own story. What is toxic masculinity, and how does it lend itself in the writing of villainy and evil?
- Writing Chase Scenes (Writing)
Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Catherine Cooke Montrose, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Joyce Reynolds-Ward
We often talk about writing fight scenes, but what about chase scenes? How can a writer describe a chase scene that captivates without boring your readers? How about writing one that pulls them along without losing them in the details of setting?
- Live Fantasy Movie Audition (Video and Film Festival)
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Christian Ackerman, John D. Nilles
Have you always known that you were destined for the big screen? Now's your chance! Join in and audition for roles in a fantasy film!
- Session Zero (Gaming)
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Kyle Elliott, Frank Pruett, Dan Reeser
It's not really a gaming session, but it might be the most important part of a successful campaign. Come learn how a Session Zero (or even two of them) can revolutionize your games, and change your gaming group for the best. Frankly, you won't know how you got along without it once you've tried it for yourself.
- Butte Magic Show (Performing Arts)
Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Butte Magic , Eric the Excellent, James Jones, MaryAlice Jones, Sir. James Jones
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your chance to see the spectacle of a lifetime! Illusions, sword swallowing,mentalism, and more! Behold, as Eric the Excellent and Sir James of Butte Magic risk their lives for your entertainment in this death-defying, jaw dropping, and plain ol' puzzling show of mythic proportions.
Sideshow? Hardly! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the main event.
Sunday Schedule for Rocket Tent (1)
- Mars: Planet of Robots (Geek Discussion)
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Manny Frishberg, James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory
Mars has been a major focus in space exploration lately. We have rovers exploring the surface, landers probing the inner workings, & orbiters keeping an eye on everyone. What have we learned, & where do we go from here?
- A Cloud City on Venus (Geek Discussion)
Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory
Venus: a place where probes go to die. The surface is hotter than the sunny side of Mercury, & the pressure makes the Challenger Deep seem like the top of Mt Everest, but it's closer than Mars, & the gravity is similar to Earth's. Maybe all we need to do is let go of our obsession with being on the surface. Billy Dee Williams has my vote for mayor!
- Real World Crime Solvers (Geek Discussion)
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Cheryl Glenn, Frog Jones, Joseph Malik
We all know real life DNA matches don't happen in seconds like they do on TV. What are the other mistakes & misconceptions the public has about how things work in the world of Law Enforcement & Crime Solving?
- Cosplay Makeup (Costuming)
Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Lynn Martyn
Cosplay & Theatre share many things, & the five-foot rule is one of them. Learn how adjust your costume for stage distances, & then update your makeup routine so that even the back row can admire your skills.
- Our Next Year in Space (Geek Discussion)
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory
From as close as our own moon to as far as the Kuiper Belt, a lot is happening beyond Earth's atmosphere this year. Come discuss all the cool things space agencies from around the world will be doing. It's guaranteed to be out of this world!
- 100 Years Since the End of the War To End All Wars (Geek Discussion)
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Hugh S. Gregory, Michael McWatters
Lessons learned - or not learned - from World War I.
- Making Money With Your Creativity (Art, Geek Discussion)
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Valhalla's Workbench , Rob Carlos, Jeff Fennel, Lizzy D. Hill
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: Bob Brown, Klarissa Davis, James Glass
Our scientists will discuss what's new in science this year.
- Encounter Club! (Gaming)
Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Kyle Elliott, Erik Evjen, Jeff Fennel, Jeff Grubb
Encounters require a deft touch -- they need to be entertaining, but challenging. It's best when there is more than one solution to the problem the characters face, and more than one path to certain doom. If you've been struggling with creating satisfying encounters, come on down to get some ideas, and maybe help others put the final touches on their own evil plans.
- Adding Depth to Your Characters. (Writing)
Sun 7:00 - 7:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Diana Pharaoh Francis, Meradeth Houston, Esther Jones, Alisha Knaff
The best books are often remembered because of the characters who inhabit them. As writers we know we need to write well-rounded characters, but what are some of the best ways to do this? How do we make our characters come alive on the page? Are there places we can go for help generating ideas?
Monday Schedule for Rocket Tent (1)
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