Current Schedule for Dragon Pavilion (1)
Friday Schedule for Dragon Pavilion (1)
- Meet the Artists (Art, Geek Discussion)
Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Rob Carlos, Brenda Carre, Jeff Fennel, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Lizzy D. Hill, Todd Lockwood, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon
Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 33's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee, get things signed, whatever you want. Just come hang out.
- Q&A with David Gerrold (Geek Discussion)
Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Kyle Elliott, David Gerrold
Come meet Author GoH David Gerrold and ask him a few questions.
- Metalworking with Dragon and John (Art)
Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe
We'll discuss ways of shaping all types of metals from steel to copper to brass to adamantium and vibranium. We'll have some chasing and repoussee tools on hand and might even beat on some metal.
- Getting What You Want From a Con (Geek Discussion)
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Theresa Miller, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Nikki Rossignol, Krista Wallace
Whether this is your first or fiftieth Con, join the conversation on how to get what you want from your Con experience without accidentally stepping on anyone's metaphorical toes.
- Pacing, Grand and Small (Writing)
Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: David Gerrold, Jason A. Holt, Meradeth Houston, Corry L. Lee
Pacing is about how and when you present information to the reader. We usually think about pacing information within a scene, but paragraphs and even sentences have their own pacing. On a larger scale, writers need to pace their books within a series. We'll talk about all kinds of pacing, and we'll reveal our tricks for finding pacing problems and fixing them.
- Opening Ceremonies (Geek Discussion, Performing Arts)
Fri 7:00 - 7:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Justin Barba, Dragon Dronet, Jeff Fennel, David Gerrold, Jeff Grubb, Becky Harouz, Chad Volpe
Finish him! It's dangerous to go alone, so grab a fireflower and the Master Sword, hop aboard the airship, and help save the princess. With all the villains running around these days, we can all use a few more levels.
What's the best way to level up? Join our GoHs at MisCon 33's Opening Ceremonies and unlock some achievements. Put on a costume, attend discussion panels, hit the art show, and play a few games.
Saturday Schedule for Dragon Pavilion (1)
- We Make Movies and So Can You (Video and Film Festival, Geek Discussion)
Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Christian Ackerman, John D. Nilles
We encourage other filmmakers and discuss our projects to give tangible evidence that low budget filmmaking can be successful.
- Defend Yourself (Writing)
Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Catherine Cooke Montrose, Tod Glenn, Joseph Malik
Stage combat, sparring, and actual fights all differ in technique so how do you make sure you are creating realistic yet interesting fight scenes for your characters in your games & stories?
- Game Design: Skyracers! (Gaming)
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Jeff Fennel
Artist GoH Jeff Fennel will run through the process of creating his new boardgame Skyracers. This panel will cover all parts of the game design process from brainstorming ideas to designing game mechanics and physical parts, to actual production.
- Structuring Scenes (Writing)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, Brenda Carre, David Gerrold, Sanan Kolva
There are a lot of books and blog posts and advice on structuring your plot, but how do you apply structure to your scenes? Your scenes need to do double and triple duty when it comes to conveying character information, moving the plot forward, and portraying setting. How can you make sure your scenes live up to such expectations?
- Love Is Love (Writing)
Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: H Martin Cox, Andrea Howe, Alisha Knaff, William C. Riley
How do you write queer romance in genre fiction? What are some tips a heteronormative author can keep in mind while writing a queer romance without unintentionally offending? Are there any resources for research?
- Learn From My Mistakes! (Geek Discussion)
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, Erik Evjen, Tess Langston, Nikki Rossignol
A panel on what NOT to do when going into art, writing, & other creative fields. Pros in these fields share stories of their goof ups & tell you how you can avoid those mistakes & be better.
- Can Technology Save the World? (Geek Discussion)
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Manny Frishberg, Hugh S. Gregory
From hydrogen-powered cars to super efficient solar cells to machines to suck CO2 out of the air & make carbon nanotubes, scientists & technologists are creating a brave, new world of climate change mitigation. Will it be enough? Will it be in time? What else is needed?
- Kids Costume Pageant (Kids' Activities, Costuming)
Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests:
Children 12 and Under should meet here (with a parent or guardian) for the Kid's Costume Pageant.
- Dark Matter: Real or Imaginary? (Geek Discussion)
Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory
We know something is there, but we can't seem to identify it. Hear about possible solutions to this mystery.
Sunday Schedule for Dragon Pavilion (1)
- Knives to a Gunfight (Geek Discussion)
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Clay Cooper, Tod Glenn, Joseph Malik
Should you bring a knife to a gunfight, or is the 21 foot rule a bunch of bunk? Would a crossbow actually be effective against zombies? How hard is it to stake someone through the heart, really? Join us for a discussion on the practical & factual vs. the entertaining & unrealistic use of everyone's favorite weapons.
- Prop Casting with Dragon (Makers)
Sun 11:00 - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe
Dragon will cast some iconic Hollywood props from movie molds.
- The Psychology of Speculative Fiction (Writing)
Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Diana Pharaoh Francis, David Gerrold, Ann Gimpel, Rhiannon Held
Why do people write science fiction? Join our professionals as they help explain the effects of being creative in this field.
- Optimism & Dystopia (Geek Discussion)
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Manny Frishberg, Esther Jones
Everybody knows that sci-fi is a great predictor of the future, like Star Trek's communicator and warp drive coming to life as the flip phone & the Alcubierre engine. But how much of that is self-fulfilling prophecy? Do we owe it to the future to imagine things working out well, or are cautionary tales enough?
- World Building 101 (Gaming)
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Jeff Fennel, Ann Gimpel, Jeff Grubb, Esther Jones
Let's discuss world building in fiction and gaming. Where do you start? How do you bring the landscape to life? Are there differences in worldbuilding across media?
- Idea Reincarnation (Geek Discussion)
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: M. H. Bonham, Kyle Elliott, John Logan, Julie Reeser
Are there any original ideas left, or has everything already been done? Are remakes in a different format - comic to movie, or animated to life-action - novel enough to be considered "new," or would we rather have a unique story?
- Costume Contest (Costuming)
Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Becky Harouz, Erika Noble, Lacy Zee
MisCon's Costume Contest! Participants will show off their costumes and awards will be given for the best as well as the winners in our new categories.
- Butte Magic's Sideshow, Magic, and More! (Performing Arts)
Sun 8:00 - 8:50 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.
Monday Schedule for Dragon Pavilion (1)
- The Wizard Years (Geek Discussion, Gaming)
Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Jeff Grubb, Todd Lockwood
Jeff and Todd will discuss their years spent working at Wizards of the Coast.
- Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth (Geek Discussion)
Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: David Gerrold, Jeff Sturgeon
Learn about artist Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth Kickstarter. It funded in 2 days and is now making stretch goals. Some of the authors and artists are on hand for this panel!
- Closing Ceremonies (Geek Discussion)
Mon 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Justin Barba, Clay Cooper, Dragon Dronet, Jeff Fennel, David Gerrold, Becky Harouz
Finish out MisCon 33 in style, and catch a sneak peek at what's in store for you next year at MisCon 34.
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