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Friday, September 26
 

14:00

A Clean Well Lighted Place to Write #1
A quiet room in which to work on your current writing project. 

Guests
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Margaret McGaffey Fisk

Margaret McGaffey Fisk is a storyteller whose tales often cross genres and worlds to bring the events and characters to life. A Foreign Service brat and anthropology aficionado, she pulls on her own experiences and those she’s studied for grounding her fictional cultures. Her published... Read More →


Friday September 26, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Wine Room

16:00

The Unpanel
A facilitated listening workshop that turns the panel inside out. Everyone gets a chance to speak without interruption on a topic chosen by the facilitators after learning how to really listen.

Guests
DJ

Deborah J. Ross

Deborah J. Ross is an award-nominated writer and editor of fantasy and science fiction. She served as SFWA Secretary and is currently on the Board of Directors of Book View Cafe. Her novels include Lambda Literary Award Finalist Collaborators (as Deborah Wheeler), The Seven-Petaled... Read More →
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Dave Trowbridge

Dave Trowbridge wrote high-tech marketing copy for almost thirty years. This has made him an expert in what he calls “pulling stuff out of the cave of the flying monkeys,” so science fiction comes naturally. He abandoned corporate life in 2007—actually, it abandoned him—but... Read More →


Friday September 26, 2014 16:00 - 18:00
Programming Suite - Room 2097

20:00

Burlesque for Every Body.
Come enjoy a playshop that will have you out of your seat and grooving as you learn some of the foundations of burlesque performance. This workshop will strive to provide moves and encouragement for all genders and sexual orientations. Please bring either a scarf or bandana to assist you in the art of playful seduction. You will not be required to remove clothing articles but you may just find yourself inspired to before the playshop is through!

Guests
avatar for Renee Ritchie

Renee Ritchie

Renee has been gaming since 2002, cutting her teeth on Vampire: the Masquerade LARPing with the Camarilla Fan Club in college. She is now a regular writer and editor for Machine Age Productions and Onyx Path Publishing, contributing to books for Amaranthine, Flatpack, Vampire: the... Read More →


Friday September 26, 2014 20:00 - 22:00
SandPebble E

20:00

Jedi Combat Skills
So you want to be a Jedi? Prepping just in case the Empire gets up to more shenanigans? Come learn to defend yourself and a galaxy far, far away.


Friday September 26, 2014 20:00 - 22:00
Pool Pavilion
 
Saturday, September 27
 

09:00

Writers Workshop - Morning
By prior arrangement, Convolution members enjoy an intensive critique session with some of our pros. Check our website to submit your work in 2015.

Saturday September 27, 2014 09:00 - 12:00
Sector 8 - Room 8052

13:00

Writers Workshop - Afternoon
By prior arrangement, Convolution members enjoy an intensive critique session with some of our pros. Check our website to submit your work in 2015.

Saturday September 27, 2014 13:00 - 16:00
Sector 8 - Room 8052

14:00

Wonderflex Workshop
Come try your hand at working with Wonderflex, a thermoplastic. Our intrepid experts will be on hand to give you an introduction to how it works and what you can make it into. FEE: $5. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. LIMIT 12 PARTICIPANTS.

Guests
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Mette Hedin

See Mette's Costumes/She Builds Them in her Kitchen/But she never really got the hang of how many words go into the last line of a haiku poem as she is not a trained writer and sometimes display a severe lack of self-discipline with the written word.
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Bryan Little

I am a Sci-fi fan with ADHD which means I like a lot of things a LOT! My favorite Sci-fi book is... Ooh there's a squirrel outside my window!!! Oh, what was I saying about Tikis? They're awesome! And so is Voltron! Hey, that contains Tron in it, lol, man that Peter Davison is a cheeky... Read More →


Saturday September 27, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Sector 7 - Room 7052

14:00

A Clean Well Lighted Place to Write #2
A quiet room in which to work on your current writing project.

Saturday September 27, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Wine Room

16:00

Is It Filk Yet
Come join Maya and Jeff Bohnhoff in writing a parody song

Guests
TG

Taunya Gren

A little bit about myself...I've been acting professionally for 38 years, directing and producing film for 15 years and singing with the band "Puzzlebox" for 17 years (Puzzlebox will be performing in the UK in 2014!) I am a professional science fiction/fantasy artist and was a 3d... Read More →


Saturday September 27, 2014 16:00 - 18:00
Programming Suite - Room 2097
 
Sunday, September 28
 

10:00

Backyard and household science to do with kids
Adults are invited to come learn several science projects to do at home with kids. Due to the fast pace, this panel is not appropriate for children. For a hands on experience for the kids, see "Kids Do Science" in our Playzone.

Guests
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Tory Parker

Tory is a long time costumer, science fiction and fantasy fan, computer and tech geek, viking re-enactor, and space fan(atic). She has numerous other hobbies as well. She lives with Kay Tracy, six cats and two chickens.
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Kay Tracy

An avid viking age history buff, Kay spends a lot of time working with linen, wool and leather. Cats, chickens, and too many hobbies take all Kay's time. As a Solar System Ambassador (JPL Outreach program) Kay also gets to have some science and geek time.


Sunday September 28, 2014 10:00 - 12:00
SandPebble D

10:00

Hair Workshop
How to make your hair interesting for costuming.

Guests
avatar for Debbie Bretschneider

Debbie Bretschneider

City of Saratoga
Debbie Bretschneider loves to costume at conventions. Hall costuming is always a blast. Latest award was Best Workmanship at the Westercon 66 masquerade.


Sunday September 28, 2014 10:00 - 12:00
Wine Room

12:00

Attitude of Gratitude
Life gets rough. We all have bad days. What helps lift us up? What brings a smile to that face? A few kind words perhaps? Together we will craft some Appreciation Art! Three prompt ideas will be provided to the group for inspiration.We will add some more love and appreciation to our world. Always smile when you hear "As You Wish"? What about three little words... "Pew. Pew. Pew." Come get creative and focus on getting some smiles out there! Cardstock templates, magazines, stickers, glitter, glue, markers, scissors and more are provided. There is an availabe option to have their card designs included in an Affirmation deck to be made available to the public in the future. LIMIT 30 participants.

Guests

Sunday September 28, 2014 12:00 - 14:00
Harbor A

12:00

Fingerloop Braiding
Guests
avatar for Jennifer McGaffey

Jennifer McGaffey

I’m a Foreign Service brat, raised in five countries before high school (and I’ve lived in a couple more since then). I’ve been an avid reader since I can remember - primarily SF/F and other genre fiction, but just about any words-in-a-row will do. My interests include being... Read More →


Sunday September 28, 2014 12:00 - 14:00
Wine Room

14:00

A Clean Well Lighted Place to Write #3
A quiet room in which to work on your current writing project.

Sunday September 28, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Wine Room

14:00

How To Give Someone The Finger
Learn how to make a cast and realistic copy of a finger out of silicone. Basic mold making and casting techniques to produce realistic body parts.

Guests
MH

Mette Hedin

See Mette's Costumes/She Builds Them in her Kitchen/But she never really got the hang of how many words go into the last line of a haiku poem as she is not a trained writer and sometimes display a severe lack of self-discipline with the written word.
BL

Bryan Little

I am a Sci-fi fan with ADHD which means I like a lot of things a LOT! My favorite Sci-fi book is... Ooh there's a squirrel outside my window!!! Oh, what was I saying about Tikis? They're awesome! And so is Voltron! Hey, that contains Tron in it, lol, man that Peter Davison is a cheeky... Read More →


Sunday September 28, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Sector 8 - Room 8052