Panelists

Riona Abhainn

Riona is a Celtic and fantasy singer who performs at Renaissance/fantasy/historical events in OR and WA. She sings in the venerable Irish tradition of unaccompanied performance. She is also the proprietress of Riona’s Cave of Treasures, a sci-fi/fantasy  merchant/artisan market and performance event held each year in March. In addition she produces the Faires And More Calendar, which is full of sci-fi, fantasy, pirate, steampunk and other nerdy events within a less-than-3-hour radius of Portland. It comes out 4 times a year.

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am  – Fan Group Recruitment and Retention

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm –  Ye Intro To Faire

Sat 6:00pm – 6:30pm  – Concert: Riona Abhainn

Alexander James Adams

In March 2007, Alexander James Adams, the gender-opposite twin of Heather Alexander, inherited the music and magic of the Heatherlands. His fiery fiddle, compelling voice conjure the same enchanting magic, inspiring audiences to make their dreams come true & look for the wonders within. Currently, he is involved in a major multi-media production; Canticles, conceived by Matthew Morrese.  An online live-action adventure series, with music, art and written stories, this new world was released at Worldcon 2016. Just finished, is the shooting of the pilot episode, and Alec plays the role of Everon XIII The Bard. (No typecasting here!)

With six of his own albums and some short story readings, Alec writes and performs music for himself & others, & with SJ Tucker & Betsy Tinney as Tricky Pixie.

www.faerietaleminstrel.com

http://alexanderjamesadams1.bandcamp.com/

www.patreon.com/AlexanderJamesAdams

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm –  Concert: Alexander James Adams

Elizabeth Adams

Native Texan, current Seattleite, enamelist, jeweler, spinner and net-maker Elizabeth Adams has been making things her entire life. She currently makes enameled jewelry and accessories under the business name NightshadeRose Studio, and her netting-instruciton website–More Than Fish & Hammocks–is visited by people all over the world.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Moving Beyond the Norm of The Model Model

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Tricks of visual communication

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Limits of Inclusivity

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Black Cinderella and the new Jim Crow: Media representation in post-racial America

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Extra curricular activities

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Artist’s Studio

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm In A Dark Time: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and the Act of Creating Art

 

Alma Alexander

Alma Alexander’s life so far has prepared her well for her chosen career. She was born in a country which no longer exists on the maps, has lived and worked in seven countries on four continents (and in cyberspace!), has climbed mountains, dived in coral reefs, flown small planes, swum with dolphins, touched 2000-year-old tiles in a gate out of Babylon. She is a novelist, anthologist and short story writer who currently shares her life between the Pacific

Northwest of the USA (where she lives with her husband and two cats and the wonderful fantasy worlds of her own imagination. Visit Alma’s website (www.AlmaAlexander.org), her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alma-Alexander/67938071280) or join her Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/AlmaAlexander?ty=h) for more.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm The Real Middle Ages

Sat 10:30am – 11:00am Alma Alexander Reading

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm The Softer Side of SF

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm East Meets West

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Fantasy with Non-European settings

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Overturning the Cart

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Superheroes and Fairy Tale Princesses

 

K. M. Alexander

K. M. Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native and novelist living and working in Seattle with his wife and two dogs. He is an avid hiker, cold-weather enthusiast, world traveler, wannabe cyclist, and a self-proclaimed beer snob. His work explores non-traditional settings within speculative fiction, bending and blending genres to create rich worlds and unique, approachable characters.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm The Paranormal as Metaphor

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Checks & Balances: Magic in a Fantasy Setting

Fri 7:30pm – 8:00pm K.M. Alexander Reading

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Nanowrimo: What is It, and Why or Why Not?

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Fantasy with Non-European settings

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Ghost in the Vegan Bar

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Overturning the Cart

 

Dr. Professor Anderson

The good Doctor is a physicist and electrical engineer who is a Steampunk inspired Maker of 19th Century Exceptionally High Voltage devices. The Steampunk aesthetic uses traditional materials (copper, brass, steel, wood and glass), and a simple, honest and understandable 19th Century based design, yet remain highly functional, and include embellishments and elements of beauty. These nefarious devices include the spark gap and vacuum tube Tesla Coils with arc lengths up to 3 feet (500,000 volts), Van de Graaff generators (750,000 volts) , Wimshurst machines (90,000 volts), Induction Coils (120 ,000 volts) and a 4 foot tall Jacob’s Ladder.

Fri 2:00pm – 5:00pm Tesla Coil Demo Set-Up

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Tesla Coil Demonstrations

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Tesla Coil Demonstrations

Sun 9:00am – 11:00am Tesla Coil Demo Take-Down

 

K.G. (Karen) Anderson

K.G. Anderson is a Seattle journalist and technology writer. Her short fiction appears in Second Contacts, Triangulation: Beneath the Surface, The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories, and Alternative Truths, as well as online at Metaphorosis, Ares Magazine, and Every Day Fiction. She’s a longtime member of the concom for Foolscap, and a past member of the board of the Clarion West Writers Workshop.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Writing other Genders: Is It Really That Hard?

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Show Vs. Tell

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Fantasy as Political Allegory

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm How to Give a Dynamite Reading

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Pamper Your Muse

 

Jason Andrew

Jason Andrew is a writer, editor, and game designer. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his two partners Lisa and Andrea and his pug, Otter.

He writes in several genres and styles, including contemporary fiction, historical fiction, young adult, science fiction, fantasy and horror. In 2011, his story “Moonlight in Scarlet” received an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow’s List for Best Horror of the Year.

Jason is a rabid gamer, having written for several role-playing games, such as Call of Cthulhu and Shadowrun. He serves as the Line Developer for Mind’s Eye Theatre for By Night Studios, producing a number of MET products including MET: Vampire The Masquerade, MET: Werewolf The Apocalypse, and the upcoming MET: Changeling: the Dreaming.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Writing and Art for the RPG Industry

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm How Games are Changing the World

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Teaching that Great New Game

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Game System Upgrades

Sat 9:00pm – Sun 1:00am LARP – Mind’s Eye Theatre
Harakhty

Veteran LARPer, novice foamsmith, cosplayer, and fursuiter

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Children and Conventions

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Gender and Gaming

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Costuming for Those Who Don’t Sew

 

JJ Ark

Father of two comics creatives, Husband of a retired, disabled writer. Support Engineer for open source Drupal CMS with a background in Telecom Project Management. I try to be a good person.

Sat 11:00pm – Sun 12:00am Quickies! – Short Erotic Readings

 

Josie Ark

Josie Ark is a comics creator best known for her love of worms. She doesn’t know anything about worms, but she sure does love ’em. She’s an amateur mermaid, but she’s really bad at it, so don’t expect much. She goes to PSU.

Josie’s work includes the former webcomic Love In Idleness, current print comic Just Normal, and co-running the convention Fanaticon PDX, along with her teen comics class.

Her art can be found at imaginarytownart.tumblr.com.

Fri 5:00pm – 5:45pm Western anime

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Manga and their Anime adaptations.

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Musical Chairs

Sat 4:00pm – 4:45pm Anime: Where to start

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Other Upcoming Conventions

 

Louisa Ark

A 16 year old independent comic artist with a love for art, comics and anime.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm DC vs Marvel

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm GM School

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm I am Groot

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Starting a Webcomic

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Web Comics You Should Be Reading

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Inspiration, Homage, or Theft?

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Paradox Space: the Dangers of Open Ended Stories

 

Gene Armstrong

Gene Armstrong has been a figure in Fandom for over 30 years. He is a founder of Rainfurrest. He has Chaired Imperiacon, Knightcon, Anglicon, ConComCon, Rustycon, and Rainfurrest. He has vice-chaired Anglicon, Rustycon, Orycon, Rainfurrest, and ConComCon. He has held virtually every position one can in fandom he has held executive positions on four Westercons, a Nasfic and is on the programming staff of WorldCon in Chicago.

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Keeping things organized

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Themes in SF

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Creating Convention Policies

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Crossover Fandom

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm LGBTQ Teens in Crisis

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm YA Recommendations

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Other Upcoming Conventions

 

Blythe Ayne

Blythe Ayne’s most recently published fiction is the fourth book in THE DARLING UNDESIRABLES series, HEART’S QUEST. The story takes place in a post-steampunk world that runs on Dark Energy.

Her latest nonfiction book, WRITE YOUR BOOK! PUBLISH YOUR BOOK! MARKET YOUR BOOK! is available September, 2017.

In addition to her books, Blythe has numerous flash fiction and short stories published in various venues, as well as several novels published under a pseudonym. Her greeting cards include a steampunk line, STEAM DREAMS.

Her workshops include: Flash Fiction in a Flash, Going Indie?, and the workshop related to her most recent publication: WRITE YOUR BOOK! PUBLISH YOUR BOOK! MARKET YOUR BOOK!

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm The Paranormal as Metaphor

Fri 7:00pm – 7:30pm Blythe Ayne Reading

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Minor Characters

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Dark Fantasy

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Write Your Book! Publish Your Book! Market Your Book!

 

Jamie Bear

With over 30+ years of sewing experience, 20+ years of gaming experience, and years as an MIB for SJ games and volunteer at multiple conventions you would think she knew better than to volunteer. A longtime Cosplayer and general fangirl, she is happy to share her excitement with all of you.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm For the Love of Cosplay!!!

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Make Your Own Sonic! Screwdriver, Lipstick, Sunglasses?

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm TARDIS Hats, Fezzes, and Bow-Ties, Oh My, Make Your Own Doctor Who Accoutrements

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Supernatural: Saving Lives in REALITY, Scavenger Hunts, the Family Business

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Doctor Who Fandom Celebration: Tiptoe Through the TARDIS

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Doctor Who Fandom Celebration: Tiptoe Through the TARDIS

Fri 9:00pm – 9:30pm Barrowman Boot(y) Camp

Fri 9:30pm – 10:00pm Doctor Who: Whovian Media Sharing

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Grrl Gamer Trends

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Historical Costuming

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Fandom Foodmaking!

 

Lili Bear

Lili has been bringing her sassy attitude and snarky wit to panels such as MemeTown Express and Wigs with ears for several conventions now. Join this talented teenager and her best friend on fun filled panels and check out her sass on twitter with #NoContextGames

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm MemeTown Express.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Overwatch Player Meet Up

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Ears for Wigs!

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm For the Love of Cosplay!!!

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Make Your Own Sonic! Screwdriver, Lipstick, Sunglasses?

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Children and Conventions

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Cosplay, Garb, Masquerade Show & Tell.

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Flirting 101

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Fan Group Recruitment and Retention

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm NIWA Meet & Greet

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Themes in SF

Sat 1:00pm – 1:30pm Otaku Meetup & Pocky Tasting!

Sat 1:30pm – 2:00pm Anime & Manga Reviews: Must or Bust?

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm LGBTQI mixer

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Crossover Fandom

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Flirting 102

Sat 11:00pm – Sun 12:00am Welcome to NightVale Fandom Broadcast

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm YA Recommendations

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Fandom Foodmaking!

 

Al Beddow

Retired USAF Electronics and Networking technician, Former instructor in CompSci programs for SFCC and Park University. Family oriented gamer since the mid-60’s, GMing RPG’s in 1981. Have been involved with game company demo teams since 1998 including KenzerCo, AEG, Mongoose Publishing, Wizards of the Coast and Warlord Games. Loves all kinds of games except collectable card games.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm DC vs Marvel

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Enjoying Your First Con

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Limits of Inclusivity

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Putting the Play Back into Role-playing

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Fan Group Recruitment and Retention

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Gender and Gaming

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Teaching that Great New Game

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Game System Upgrades

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm What players want out of a game

 

Annie Bellet

Annie Bellet is the USA Today bestselling author of The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, Pyrrh Considerable Crimes Division, and the Gryphonpike Chronicles series. She holds a BA in English and a BA in Medieval Studies and thus can speak a smattering of useful languages such as Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Welsh.

Her interests besides writing include rock climbing, reading, horse-back riding, video games, comic books, table-top RPGs and many other nerdy pursuits. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and a very demanding Bengal cat.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Getting Your First Professional Sale

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Annie Bellet’s Methods of Success

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Minor Characters

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Agents of Change

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Pseudonyms, Genre and Branding

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm The Full-Time Writer’s Safety Net

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm What players want out of a game

 

Matt Bellet

Personal Trainer and Crossfit Coach, black belt martial artist, and nerd.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Military and Politics of Star Wars

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Rx for Fitness

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Care and Feeding of an Author

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Light Exercises for Writers

 

Robert Berman

A former community journalist turned political columnist, Robert is a nerd for good writing. He joined the Portland con community as “Captain Jack” in 2010 and has been attending every OryCon since, and has been assisting with Creation Station since 2012. He spends hours a day talking and listening about all things geeky, from space opera novels to the wild adventures of Doctor Who to the surrealist masterpiece Welcome to Night Vale. Having spent the last four years studying political economy, he is especially interested in the way writers build their societies and governments.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Make Your Own Sonic! Screwdriver, Lipstick, Sunglasses?

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Supernatural: Saving Lives in REALITY, Scavenger Hunts, the Family Business

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Doctor Who Fandom Celebration: Tiptoe Through the TARDIS

Fri 9:00pm – 9:30pm Barrowman Boot(y) Camp

Fri 9:30pm – 10:00pm Doctor Who: Whovian Media Sharing

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm LGBTQI mixer

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Political Economy for World Builders

Sat 11:00pm – Sun 12:00am Welcome to NightVale Fandom Broadcast

Sun 3:00pm – 4:00pm Geeks Against Misogyny, Entitlement, & Racism

 

Melissa Bernard

I’m the writer and illustrator of the webcomics: Devil Spy, Willem and Split Screen. Also co creator/owner of the sci fi comics magazine Combine.

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Starting a Webcomic

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Web Comics You Should Be Reading

 

Betty Bigelow

Costumer,artist,dancer,musician,part-time landscape designer,linguist and writer, Betty Bigelow has been a citizen of the science fiction and historical recreation communities for over 40 years, and enjoys sharing her award winning skills and knowledge with everyone she can pin down long enough to lecture. She is the artistic director of Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle, a Middle Eastern dance troupe she helped found in 1978, and is active in the Tolkien costuming communities.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Hair of Middle Earth

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Fri 11:00pm – Sat 12:00am Putting the Oomph in your Smut, + readings (18+)

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Sketchbook Critique

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Intro to Sewing Repair/DIY Repair Kit

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Costume Critique with Experienced Judges

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Costume Exchange

 

David Boop
Denver-based David Boop is a spec-fic author, award-winning essayist, and screenwriter. Before turning to fiction, David worked as a DJ, film critic, journalist, and actor. As Editor-in-Chief at IntraDenver.net, David’s team hit the ground at Columbine making them the first internet only newspaper to cover such an event. That year, they won an award for excellence from the Colorado Press Association for their work.

2017 saw the return of debut novel, the sci-fi/noir She Murdered Me with Science, from WordFire Press. He also edited the weird western anthology, Straight Outta Tombstone, for Baen. Dave is prolific in short fiction. He’s published across several genres including weird westerns, horror, fantasy, and media tie-ins for titles such as Predator, The Green Hornet, The Black Bat and Veronica Mars. His RPG work includes Flash Gordon, Rippers Resurrected and Deadlands: Noir for Savage Worlds.

He’s a dad, Summa Cum Laude graduate, part-time temp worker and believer. find out more at www.Davidboop.com

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Twisted History

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Ceremonies

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Superheroes!

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Game Design 101

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Conversation with our Editor GoH!

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm From Fan Fic to Pro

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm David Boop re-envisions the Old West

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Autograph Session 6

 

Janet Borkowski

Janet Borkowski is a local costumer and professional psychic intuitive. She In other words She wears funny clothes and can tell if you like them or not.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Hats to Spats

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Costuming to Body Type

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Cosfluff 101: Plus-Sized Costuming

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Set the Style: Accessories

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Defining Steampunk

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Group Costuming

 

Josh Boykin

Josh has worked as a critic and journalist in the video game industry since 2009. With a passion for quality storytelling and innovation, Josh dedicates his time to finding new, innovative game experiences that enhance people’s understanding of the potential of games as well as themselves. He currently runs Intelligame.Us, a game criticism and culture blog that discusses games and their impact on the world we live in. He runs a weekly livestream called “Let’s Intelliplay” where he plays and discusses thought-provoking games, and runs the daily podcast Intelligame Radio. He also works as the Senior Editor for GotGame.com.

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Video Games as Story Teller

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm How to Give a Dynamite Reading

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Nanowrimo: What is It, and Why or Why Not?

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Diversity in Fiction: Do’s and Don’ts

 

Kathryn Brant

Kathryn Brant has been sewing for years. She rolled into costuming while attending science fiction conventions; now she is a Master Class costumer.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Practical Considerations for Costumers

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Crossplay

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Costumers Meet and Greet

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Beading 101

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Detail Oriented

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Costume Exchange

 

A.M. Brosius

A.M. Brosius is a pen name. He writes fiction and nonfiction: “history, real or feigned”; political-economic and cultural theory; and the history and techniques of swordplay.

He is an amateur historian, with varied interests including: Pristine Civilizations, Hellas and Byzantium, Medieval Europe, the Labor Movement, Dada and Surrealism, Lettrists and Situationists.

He has studied and practiced swordplay for over thirty years.

The Commonwealth in his novels reflects all of his many hobbies and interests.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Surrealist Parlour Games: Exquisite Corpse

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Cosplay Geometry: Rectangular Construction

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Medical Ethics of the Future

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm “Yarning” for The Doctor & Jayne, I: Intro to Knitting & Crocheting for Space Travelers

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm “Yarning” for the Doctor & Jayne, II: Specialized Knitting & Crocheting

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am Basic Swordsmithing: What Goes Into a Blade

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Adding Authenticity to Historical Fiction and Fantasy

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Local Food Sustainability & Community-Building

Sat 3:00pm – 3:30pm A. M. Brosius Reading

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Chivalry for Writers

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Self-Publish Your Novel Right Now!

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Political Economy for World Builders

 

Jennifer Brozek

Jennifer Brozek is a Hugo Award finalist and a multiple Bram Stoker Award finalist. Winner of the Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited fifteen anthologies with more on the way, including the acclaimed Chicks Dig Gaming and Shattered Shields anthologies. Author of Apocalypse Girl Dreaming, Industry Talk, the Karen Wilson Chronicles, and the acclaimed Melissa Allen series, she has more than seventy published short stories, and is the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions.

Winner of the Scribe, Origins, and ENnie awards, Jennifer is the author of the award winning YA Battletech novel, The Nellus Academy Incident, and Shadowrun novella, Doc Wagon 19. She has also written for the AAA MMO Aion and the award winning videogame, Shadowrun Returns.

Jennifer is an active member of SFWA, HWA, and IAMTW. Read more about her at her blog or follow her on Twitter at @JenniferBrozek.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm GM School

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Writing and Art for the RPG Industry

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am I Quit My Job to Be a Writer! WHAT HAVE I DONE?

Sat 1:30pm – 2:00pm Jennifer Brozek Reading

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Pamper Your Muse

 

Chad Budrow

Chad is an engineer by profession, and has a deep love for art and history. The Boudrot Armory is a small part time educational shop devoted to recreating art and armour of the medieval and renaissance eras in European history. Though my skills are still quite novice, I am very happy to share what I have. The shop has moved and expanded and is still being reconstructed.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Simplifying RPG Systems

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm For the Love of Cosplay!!!

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am Basic Swordsmithing: What Goes Into a Blade

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Adding Authenticity to Historical Fiction and Fantasy

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Building the Future

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Surviving Cons with Disabilities

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Science and Spirituality

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Chivalry for Writers

Sun 9:00am – 10:00am Costume in Harness: An Historical Approach to Costume Armor.

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cosplay for People of All Abilities

 

Sheri Budrow

Sheri, Better known as Cassia while in cosplay these days, has been a cosplayer for about 5 years, and active on the con circuit for 3. She loves to teach what she can and pass on knowledge shes learned.

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Surviving Cons with Disabilities

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Prose to Persona: Bringing Book Characters to Life Via Cosplay

Sun 9:00am – 10:00am Costume in Harness: An Historical Approach to Costume Armor.

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Live Cosplay Figure Drawing

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cosplay for People of All Abilities

 

Clayton Callahan
Clayton Callahan served in the navy with an anti-terrorist unit back in the 1980s. After 9/11 he enlisted in the army and is now an Iraq War veteran twice over. Between deployments, he worked as a deputy sheriff, a correctional officer and a federal Special Agent. He’s the author of Star Run, a SF role playing game. His first novel published, Tales of The Screaming Eagle came out in 2014 and it’s spin off The Adventures of Crazy Liddy came out this year.

Visit his blog at quickandeasygames.wordpress.com

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Getting Your First Professional Sale

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm GM School

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Wonder Woman

Sat 12:00am – 1:00am Midnight Erotica reading

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Star Wars Costuming

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Star Trek Costuming

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm What players want out of a game

 

Rob Carlos

Rob decided to pursue his fantasy art career around 1998, started selling prints on his website and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel
of Time TCG. In 2001, he, along with his wife Jean and daughter Josalyn moved to the Puget Sound area. Recently, Rob has concentrated on illustrating for
independent and small-press writers and musicians, most notably the band Tricky Pixie and its individual members. In 2007, Rob started showing his work at
sci-fi/fantasy conventions.

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Sketchbook Critique

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Working analogue in the digital age

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm So happy together

 

Orchid Cavett

Orchid Cavett has been costuming for a very long, long time but she started participating in Masquerades at cons about 20 + years ago. She has served on various
panels about costuming and other related subjects at Sci-Fi cons around the NW. She currently is having fun being a Jellyfish and a Mermaid.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Practical Considerations for Costumers

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Costumers Meet and Greet

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Costuming Without Breaking the Bank

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Set the Style: Accessories

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Costuming for Those Who Don’t Sew

Sun 9:00am – 10:00am Mermaid set-up

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Mermaid Meet and Greet Cove

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Mermaid costuming

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Mer-folk for the Little Ones

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Costume Exchange

 

Tori Centanni

Tori Centanni is the author of The Immortality Cure, and the rest of the Henri Dunn Urban Fantasy series, as well as other paranormal books. She’s a nerd girl and
recovering Goth who loves the rain. When she’s not writing or reading through her never-ending to-be-read pile, she spends her time watching competition reality
shows and wrangling cats. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Publishing Your Ebook

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am I Quit My Job to Be a Writer! WHAT HAVE I DONE?

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Autograph Session 2

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Urban Fantasy Made Real

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Ghost in the Vegan Bar

 

Mark Chapman

Mark Chapman, holds a BSME. He designed and built mechanical devices for research into human neurology for 14 years. Mark’s work led to 18 US Patents. He built
armor and studied personal combat in the SCA from the 1970’s through early 1990’s and left having achieved that group’s highest honors. He then turned to sand
sculpture. By 2012 he had competed several times as a soloist at the World Championships of Sand Sculpture in Harrison Hot Springs British Columbia. In 2004 Mark
began studying ceramic sculpture. One of his fantasy sculptures won Best 3D Art in Show at Sasquan.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Kinetic Sculpture Create and Race

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm The Realities of Leaving Earth

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Steampunk Prop-making

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am Basic Swordsmithing: What Goes Into a Blade

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am How important is anatomy?

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Convention and Hall Costuming

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Anatomy of a DIY Vacuum Former

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Science and Spirituality

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Chivalry for Writers

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm To Build a Starship

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Showing up for the work

 

Curtis C. Chen

Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, CURTIS C. CHEN now writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO
(a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist and Endeavour Award Finalist) features a superpowered spy facing his toughest space mission yet: vacation. The sequel, KANGAROO TOO,
lands our hero on the Moon to confront long-buried secrets.

Curtis’ short stories have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, MISSION: TOMORROW, and OREGON READS ALOUD. He is a graduate of the Clarion West and Viable Paradise
writers’ workshops.

You can find Curtis at Puzzled Pint Portland on the second Tuesday of most every month. And yes, there is a puzzle hidden in each of the KANGAROO book covers!
Finding the rabbit holes is left as an exercise for the reader.

Visit him online at: http://curtiscchen.com

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Getting Your First Professional Sale

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Comics Created Our Modern Mythologies

Fri 6:30pm – 7:00pm Endeavour Awards

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Publishing Ethics

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Star Trek: Discovery

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Can Movies Capture the Joy of Comics?

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Trades versus Weeklies Economics

 

Mike Chinakos

A self-proclaimed Metal Maniac and lover of Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Mike is the author of Hollywood Cowboys, Kiss of the Traitor, Dead Town, Terminal Horizons,
Grim Highways, The Silence at the End of Time and numerous short stories. A proud father of two, he lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He is hard at work
on the final Hollywood Cowboys novel, Season of the Dead.

Mike is the past president and cofounder of the Northwest Independent Writers Association.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm The Paranormal as Metaphor

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Explore the Dark

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm NIWA Meet & Greet

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Loving Your Villain

 

Alan M. Clark

Alan M. Clark’s illustration work has appeared in hundreds of books of fiction, some non-fiction, a few textbooks, and several young adult fiction and childrens’
books. His awards include the World Fantasy Award and 4 Chesley Awards. As a writer, he has sold short fiction, nonfiction, and 11 novels. He comes from Nashville,
Tennessee, was educated in San Francisco, and currently lives in Eugene Oregon. www.alanmclark.com

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Explore the Dark

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm Historical Figures in Fantasy

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm So happy together

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Freaking Me Out, Not Grossing Me Out

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm In A Dark Time: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and the Act of Creating Art

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Finding Horror in the Everyday

 

Sarah Clemens

Sarah has been attending science fiction conventions since the late seventies. The artwork she most enjoys creating are those connected with the fantastic and
she is gratified at the response of con-goers to her award-winning paintings of Magnus & Loki, the cat and dragon companions, which have been the most fun of
all her fantastic creations. Sarah works in a photo-real style, mostly in oils. She has exhibited and won national awards at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and her
erotic paintings are published in Volumes 2 and 3 of The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today. In her checkered past, she also wrote movie reviews for USA Today’s
phone-in line and wrote bogus horoscopes for a 900 line that will remain nameless. Her day job, before taking on full-time fantasy art, was 20 years of medical
illustration for prominent attorneys, and her exhibits have helped win multi-million dollar cases. Sarah and her husband and cats and terrariums and carnivorous
plants live in Mesa, Arizona.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Moving Beyond the Norm of The Model Model

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Ceremonies

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am How important is anatomy?

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Art Show Docent Tour with Sarah Clemens

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm The Art of Sarah Clemens

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Showing up for the work

 

Stoney Compton

Stoney Compton has a new alt-history novel out from Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press. “Incident in Alaska Prefecture” is a new take on the old trope of WWII being won
by the Axis. So what was going on in Alaska? (Hint: A Lot!) Stoney is a graphic artist who writes science fiction and historical fiction, his supportive wife,
Colette, teaches ballet and choreography, the dogs chase tennis balls, and the cats just do whatever.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Twisted History

Sat 10:00am – 10:30am Stoney Compton Reading

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Research for alternate history.

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Minor Characters

 

Judith R. Conly

Judith made her first professional sale to THE ENDLESS FRONTIER, VOL. II, and since then has made about a dozen other sales. More recently she has taken up Native
American style beadweaving. Some of her work is in the Art Show.

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cosplay is not consent

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Beading 101

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Craft as Art

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Escape With Us!

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Healers, Shamans & Clerics, Oh My!

 

Tina Connolly

Tina Connolly is the author of the Ironskin trilogy from Tor, and the Seriously Wicked series from Tor Teen. Her novels have been finalists for the Nebula and the
Norton. Her first collection, On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories, is now out from Fairwood Press. She is one of the co-hosts of Escape Pod, narrates for Beneath
Ceaseless Skies and Podcastle, and runs the Parsec-winning flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake. Find her at tinaconnolly.com.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Getting Your First Professional Sale

Fri 6:30pm – 7:00pm Tina Connolly Reading

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm How to Give a Dynamite Reading

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Agents of Change

 

Meredith Cook

Meredith is a self-employed graphic artist and technical writer with hobbies ranging from mural painting to costume design. Her latest graphics work can be found
in the publications for Westercon 69 and past OryCons (35 & 36) In between graphics jobs, Meredith has the challenging task of raising her two young girls and
keeping her work-from-home husband out of trouble. Meredith’s artistic endeavours can be found on her blog and gallery mulchmedia.com.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm OryKids Meet & Greet

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Creature Feature Dance Party

Sat 9:00am – 10:30am Free Play: Build Box Forts

Sat 10:30am – 11:00am Knights & Princesses! Stories, Music & Movement

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Monster Party! Stories, Music and Movement

Sun 9:00am – 10:30am Free Play: Build Mazes

 

Brenda Cooper

Brenda Cooper writes science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. Her most recent novel is WILDERS, from Pyr, and her most recent story collection is
CRACKING THE SKY from Fairwood Press. Brenda has been nominated for the Phillip K. Dick and Canopus awards and won two Endeavor Awards.

Brenda is a technology professional and a futurist, and publishes non-fiction on the environment and the future. He non-fiction has appeared at Slate and Crosscut
and her short fiction has appeared in Nature Magazine, among other venues.

See her website at www.brenda-cooper.com.

Brenda lives in the Pacific Northwest where she gardens, bikes, writes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and loves sunrises.

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Autonomous robots and intelligence

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Ghost in the Machine or Grandpa?

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Science Fiction as a Tool for Social Change

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm What society will really look like an a post-AI age

Sat 6:30pm – 7:00pm Brenda Cooper Reading

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Women Role Models in Science Fiction

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Pamper Your Muse

 

Daniel Cortopassi

Daniel Cortopassi is a visual artist and illustrator. Daniel is known for his fantasy, science fiction, and cat art.

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Working analogue in the digital age

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Showing up for the work

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Stereoscopic and 3D Images

 

Leah Cutter

Leah Cutter writes page-turning fiction in exotic locations, such as a magical New Orleans, the ancient Orient, Hungary, the Oregon coast, rural Kentucky, Seattle,
Minneapolis, and many others.

She writes literary, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror fiction. Her short fiction has been published in magazines like Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine
and Talebones, anthologies like Fiction River, and on the web. Her long fiction has been published both by New York publishers as well as small presses.

Read more books by Leah Cutter at www.KnottedRoadPress.com.

Follow her blog at www.LeahCutter.com.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Religion in Fantasy

Fri 5:00pm – 5:30pm Leah Cutter Reading

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Finding Diverse Voices & Characters in SF/F

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm The Not-So-Basic Basics for New Writers

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Advanced Character Creation

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Advanced Character Creation

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm East Meets West

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Fantasy with Non-European settings

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Campcon Anthologies Readings

 

Kim Damio

Kimberly Damio is the founder of Portland Black Lipstick Company, an independent cosmetic company that specializes in natural makeup and historically based formulas.

Sat 12:00pm – 2:00pm Dead Cosmetics Workshop: with Kim Damio

 

Howard Davidson

Howard Davidson was captured by a Heinlein book in second grade, and hasn’t been seen much since. Inspired to do science fiction by reading it, he went off and got a Ph.D. in physics, the best training available for becoming a crackpot inventor.

He is currently a senior physicist in the computer industry. He holds more than 50 patents, has published and presented numerous technical papers and one technical book chapter, taught Computer Engineering at Stanford, and goes to cons. He gets to write science fiction for the annual budget cycle.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Predictive Modeling

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm The Realities of Leaving Earth

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am I Want to Get My Science On

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Building the Future

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Power Armor and Rail Guns

 

Jeff Davis

I was born in the Pacific Northwest and though my work took me around the world, I have always returned here. I study and write about archaeology, military history spiritualism, and the paranormal. I have written nearly a dozen books on these subjects. People can find more about me on my website:www.ghostsandcritters.com.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Choosing Both Traditional and Self-Publishing

Sun 12:00am – 1:00am Spectral Investigations

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm The Full-Time Writer’s Safety Net

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Portraying War in Fantasy

 

Barry Deutsch

Barry Deutsch is best known for Hereville, a series of graphic novels about an 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl who wants to fight monsters. Hereville books have won the Sydney Taylor Award and the Oregon Book Award, and been nominated for Eisner, Harvey, Ignatz and Andre Norton Awards.

Barry also co-creates Superbutch with Becky Hawkins, about a lesbian superhero defending the bar scene in the 1940s, and political cartoons which can be read at www.leftycartoons.com.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm DC vs Marvel

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Quest for the Ultimate Superhero

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Writing for Graphic Novels

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm How to market your comic

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Graphic Novels and Comics as Literature

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Can Movies Capture the Joy of Comics?

 

Sarina Dorie

Sarina Dorie has sold over 100 short stories to markets like Daily Science Fiction, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s IGMS, Cosmos, and Sword and Laser. Her stories and published novels have won humor and Romance Writer of America awards. Her steampunk romance series, The Memory Thief and her collections, Fairies, Robots and Unicorns? Oh My! and Ghosts, Werewolves and Zombies? Oh My! are available on Amazon.

A few of her favorite things include: gluten-free brownies (not necessarily glutton-free), Star Trek, steampunk aesthetics, fairies, Severus Snape, Captain Jack Sparrow and Mr. Darcy.

By day, Sarina is a public school art teacher, artist, belly dance performer and instructor, copy editor, fashion designer, event organizer and probably a few other things. By night, she writes. As you might imagine, this leaves little time for sleep.

You can find info about her short stories and novels on her website:

www.sarinadorie.com

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Paranormal Romance: It’s All About the Love, Baby!

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am Faery in Story

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Interactive Writing Workshop

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm NaNoWriMo Write In!

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Reprints

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas, and The Markets Who Love Them

 

Amy DuBoff

Amy has always loved science fiction in all its forms, including books, movies, shows, and games. If it involves outer space, even better! As a full-time author based in Portland, Oregon, Amy primarily writes character-driven science fiction and science-fantasy with broad scope and cool tech. When she’s not writing, she enjoys travel, wine tasting, binge-watching TV series, and playing epic strategy board games.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Publishing Your Ebook

Fri 3:30pm – 4:00pm Amy DuBoff Reading

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm How Near is Too Near?

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Feedback Workshop

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Autograph Session 4

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Star Wars New Canon

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Self-Publish Your Novel Right Now!

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Women Role Models in Science Fiction

 

Dan Dubrick

Daniel D. Dubrick, Aerospace Historian

Known to many in northwest US fandom since 1980 as a regular volunteer of his man management and organizing skills, Kahboi (pronounced Cowboy in English) has for many years been the Editor for the H.R. McMillan Planetarium’s affiliated space and astronomy educational BBS “SpaceBase(tm)” At the peak of Fidonet’s success, the results of Dan’s editing effort were reaching out to over 5,000 amateur BBS’s world wide weekly and a readership estimated in the tens of thousands.

Dan has also witnessed space launches as an accredited journalist representing SpaceBase (including the US Space Shuttle) and on his annual holidays he can be found prowling the aerospace bone yards of the Arizona desert studying American aerospace history (but they still won’t let him into the B-52 that dropped the X-15).

Currently he is working on converting SpaceBase and it’s gigs of space science news data from a BBS system to an internet based archive with an internet e-mail distribution system

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Going to Mars to colonize it

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Rockets and space drives

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Asteroids or Mars?

 

Eva L. Elasigue

Eva L. Elasigue combines scientific & empirical backgrounds with her recognized talent to create the mythic intergalactic space opera Bones of Starlight, as well as works from poetic to humorous for internet and stage. She writes from the Pacific Northwest US, where she lives with her dog on the outskirts of an island town. She is currently continuing her debut series and manages Primal Spiral, the imprint-event-collective-studio. Also a mixed media artist, she loves music and the wilderness.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Comics Created Our Modern Mythologies

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Quest for the Ultimate Superhero

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Rx for Fitness

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am I Want to Get My Science On

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Make your own book in one hour

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Backyard Astronomy

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Overturning the Cart

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Superheroes in Times of Crisis

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Trades versus Weeklies Economics

 

Elton Elliott

Senior Editor at MVP Publishing (first book publication came in 1973 when he was in High School). Former news columnist and later Editor and Publisher of Science Fiction Review he has written hundreds of essays, book reviews, editor interviews, articles, short fiction, two anthologies, and ten novels. Latest novel, THE INFINITY ANOMALY (2016) (written with Craig Philip Peterson and Doug Odell). Upcoming works include KING OF JERUSALEM (final volume in the Nanoclone Trilogy, co-written with Doug Odell) — first two novels, PRINCE OF EUROPE and BISHOP OF ROME are available from Amazon. His anthology, LIKE WATER FOR QUARKS, co-edited with Bruce Taylor, is an e-book available from Baen Books.

He is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the computer company, VASE SOFTWARE. Their product FILE FORTRESS, offering specialized encryption protection, is available at Amazon. (You can learn more about it at www.vasesoft.com).

Follow him on Twitter @EltonElliott56.

His backlist is available at www.mvp-publishing.com

Fri 12:00pm – 1:00pm Short Stories that Promote Your Work

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Cybersecurity for the Masses

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Rockets and space drives

 

Cecilia Eng

Cecilia Eng has been writing and performing science fiction/fantasy music since 1985. Her first album, Of Shoes and Ships, was first published in 1988 by Off Centaur Inc. and was re-mastered for release on CD by Firebird Arts & Music, which also produced her second CD, Harmony in Practice. Cecilia has also contributed to a number of albums based on the writings of fantasy writer Mercedes Lackey as well as doing behind-the-scenes midi arrangements and orchestration for some of Michael Longcor’s CD’s.

For over two decades, she has been helping to bring music performers to OryCon and other conventions in the Pacific Northwest through the non-profit association, Friends of Filk, and can often be found raising money behind their dealers tables at conventions in the area. She has also been a featured music guest at Dreamcon (WA), Congenial(WI), Tropicon (FL), Boskone (MA), OVFF (OH), Consonance (CA), Coppercon (AZ), Conflikt (WA), FilkOntario(Canada), and Contabile (UK).

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Sea and Star Chantey 101

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Learn the songs “everyone knows”

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm So You Want to Produce a CD

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Theme Circle: Star Wars

Sun 3:00pm – 4:00pm Jam In The Key of C

 

Kyle Engen

Kyle Engen is co-founder, along with his wife Carol Mathewson, of the Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery (IMOGAP) in King City, Oregon. The first museum in the United States devoted to board games. He has worked for many years with non-profits organizations, and has been a gamer all his life.

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cardboard Construction: Make Armor or Model Castles.

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Off With Their Heads! Then Put on Another? Make a Mutant Pet.

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Design and Play Your own Game

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Strategy Games

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) for Kids

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Dexterity Games

Sun 2:00pm – 4:00pm Kids’ Maker Lab – Household Junk to Sci-Fi Treasure?

 

Craig English

Craig English’s last novel (2018),” Black Swan,” is a tale of wall street greed, dragons, and a mild-mannered Shakespeare professor. “The Anvil of Navarre” (ebook), is a swashbuckling tale of love, revenge and sexual identity. Craig’s nonfiction includes “Anxious to Please: 7 Revolutionary Practices for the Chronically Nice” (paper, ebook, audio). Craig’s latest project, “Kit,” is a caper novel, in which a young woman plots her revenge against the king of cyber trolls.

Craig is a sought after teacher and keynote speaker at conferences. He brings 25 years of experience to his dynamic workshops at such venues as the University of Washington, the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, The Esalen Institute, and numerous writers conferences.

For twenty-five years Mr. English worked as a professional actor. He has done more than 50 television and radio commercials and gaming voice-overs. He has acted in more than 20 productions of Shakespeare and was a certified fight choreographer.

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Show Vs. Tell

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Fantasy as Political Allegory

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm How to Give a Dynamite Reading

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Urban Fantasy Made Real

Sat 7:30pm – 8:00pm Craig English Reading

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Why Fantasy Matters

 

Rebecca Ernst

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Ears for Wigs!

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Cosplay Geometry: Rectangular Construction

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm TARDIS Hats, Fezzes, and Bow-Ties, Oh My, Make Your Own Doctor Who Accoutrements

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm “Yarning” for The Doctor & Jayne, I: Intro to Knitting & Crocheting for Space Travelers

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm “Yarning” for the Doctor & Jayne, II: Specialized Knitting & Crocheting

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Cosplay, Garb, Masquerade Show & Tell.

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Advanced Crochet: Make Gifts for Premies

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Pattern Modification

 

Siobhan Ernst

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Ears for Wigs!

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm MemeTown Express.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Overwatch Player Meet Up

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm For the Love of Cosplay!!!

Sat 9:00am – 11:00am Intro to Fandom Quilting

Sat 1:00pm – 1:30pm Otaku Meetup & Pocky Tasting!

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Kitten Kaboodle: Share Cat Joys & Make Cat Toys!

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Live Cosplay Figure Drawing

 

Alaina Ewing

Sienna Saint-Cyr once wrote vanilla, mainstream fiction. For years, she suppressed her deep need to write about sex, BDSM, and what true consent means, but putting that naughty boy in a dress, pulling that cute blonde’s hair, or being cuffed to a cross was so much more satisfying. In fiction, of course.

Along with writing erotica and romance, Sienna speaks at conventions, workshops, and for private gatherings on such sex-positive topics as a healthy body image, using sexuality to promote healing, and navigating diverse or non-traditional relationships. She writes for sites like fuck.com, fetish.com, kinkabuse.com, sweatpantsandcoffee.com, happiness.org and more.

Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm Polyamory

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Writing Believable Sex Scenes

Sat 10:00pm – 11:00pm Smut, Gore, and More

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Superheroes and Fairy Tale Princesses

 

Ann Ezell

Ann Ezell is a teacher, costumer, gardener, con geek, and mom. She is planning global domination by indoctrinating her students with lessons learned from Star Trek. She has one husband, one daughter, two cats, and many, many books.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Practical Considerations for Costumers

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Costumers Meet and Greet

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Historical Costuming

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Convention and Hall Costuming

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Detail Oriented

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Costume Exchange

 

Cindy Fangour

Hello, My name is Cindy, I work for the King County Sheriff’s Office in AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) unit for the last 25 years. I am a Fingerprint Examiner. I’ve had training with the FBI, State, various local classes and international AFIS conferences. I have been apart of a team of examiners that go out into the field to lift fingerprints from crime scenes using various lifting techniques. In the office, I analyze, evaluate and verify fingerprints for criminal and civil purposes, testifying to the results in court if necessary. We help the medical examiner, immigration, and with identity theft also.

I’ve been a fan of science fiction/fantasy for many, many years, seeing, reading, writing and talking about it, to anyone who will listen. I love costuming, bellydancing and being silly when I am not at work. My family is my life. As long as there are cons, my family and I will be there as much as we can.

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm 101 uses for Pleather and/or T-shirts!

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Creature Feature Dance Party

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm OryKids Face Painting, Parade & More!

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Monster Party! Stories, Music and Movement

 

Elizabeth Fellows

I am a Textile Artist and costumer who likes Dr. Who and Harry Potter. I like to knit, bead knit and cross stitch.

Fri 1:00pm – 2:00pm Stitch and Share – Friday

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Sewing Basics

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm “Yarning” for The Doctor & Jayne, I: Intro to Knitting & Crocheting for Space Travelers

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm “Yarning” for the Doctor & Jayne, II: Specialized Knitting & Crocheting

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Doctor Who Fandom Celebration: Tiptoe Through the TARDIS

Fri 9:00pm – 9:30pm Barrowman Boot(y) Camp

Fri 9:30pm – 10:00pm Doctor Who: Whovian Media Sharing

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am Stitch and Share – Saturday

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Beading 101

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Fandom: Accio Prequels, Sequels, & Fan Creations!

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Kitten Kaboodle: Share Cat Joys & Make Cat Toys!

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Prose to Persona: Bringing Book Characters to Life Via Cosplay

Sun 9:00am – 10:00am Stitch and Share – Sunday

 

Sheila Finch

Sheila Finch grew up in England and came to the US in 1957 to do graduate work at Indiana University, She is the author of eight science fiction novels and numerous short stories that have appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Amazing, Asimov’s, Fantasy Book, Mythic Delirium, and many anthologies. Her most recent novel, A Villa Far From Rome, marks a departure from SF. It’s a historical novel about 1st century Roman occupied Britain, published by Hadley Rille in 2017. A collection of the “lingster” stories appeared as The Guild of Xenolinguists. Sheila also published a non-fiction work, Myth, Metaphor, and Science Fiction,. Her work has won several awards, including a Nebula for Best Novella, the San Diego Book Award for Juvenile Fiction, and the Compton-Crook Award for Best First Novel. Sheila taught creative writing at El Camino College for thirty years and at workshops around California. She lives in Long Beach, California, with two cats whose fur keeps getting into the keyboard because they like to mon

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Getting Your First Professional Sale

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Military and Politics of Star Wars

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Ghost in the Machine or Grandpa?

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Feedback Workshop

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Autograph Session 4

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Backstory: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Women Role Models in Science Fiction

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Et Tu Brute

 

Jim Fiscus

Jim Fiscus works in Portland as a freelance writer and photographer. After time served as a photographer in the Navy, he freelanced as a photojournalist for a decade before going to grad school. After completing his MA in Middle East and Asian History, he worked as a medical and political writer in Oregon, and has written history books for high school students. His fiction has generally made use of his study of history, both as a source of stories and as the basis for alternate history stories.

He is a former board member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and columnist for the SFWA Bulletin. He is chair of the SFWA Contracts Committee and co-chair of the SFWA Legal Affairs Committee.

Locally, he is chair of the Endeavour Award and the Clayton Memorial Medical Fund.

Photograph by Lenora Good.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Twisted History

Fri 6:30pm – 7:00pm Endeavour Awards

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am SFWA Regional Business Meeting

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Research for alternate history.

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Agents of Change

Sat 6:00pm – 8:00pm Room setup

Sat 8:00pm – 10:00pm FAN LOUNGE – Endeavor Reception

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Et Tu Brute

 

Holly L. Forbis

Holly L. Forbis graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Performance Production, specializing in costumes in spring of 2011. She is a company member of the Eclectic Theatre in Seattle, taking on several new works, which include September Skies (2011), Across a Little Red Marker (2012), Clara (2013), Checkoff in the Sun (2014), Fangs (2014) and Winterbird (2016). She has also costumed traditional Shakespeare productions of Macbeth and Julius Cesar for Last Leaf Productions of Monroe and Midsummer Night’s Dream for Curtain Call Theatre NW in Mulkelteo. Ms. Forbis has participated in the Seattle International Film Festival’s 48hr Film Project costuming “Protecting the Family” (Team Happy Dance, fall 2015)and Team Rewired Geek in July 2016 48hr Film Project, “The Nature of Things”. Holly is a resident designer for Bellevue Youth Theater. She is a member of The Beyond Reality Costumers’ Guild, The Clothing and Textile Advisers of Snohomish County.

Fri 1:00pm – 2:00pm Stitch and Share – Friday

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Sewing Basics

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Costumers Meet and Greet

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Costuming to Body Type

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Cosfluff 101: Plus-Sized Costuming

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Convention and Hall Costuming

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Meet a Cosplayer! Q & A and More

Sun 9:00am – 10:00am Stitch and Share – Sunday

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Mermaid costuming

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Costume Critique with Experienced Judges

 

Lee French

Lee French lives in Olympia, WA with two kids, two bicycles, and too much stuff. She has published over a dozen fantasy and science fiction titles, including the bestselling SPIRIT KNIGHTS young adult urban fantasy series. She is an active member of the Northwest Independent Writers Association (niwawriters.com) and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (sfwa.org), as well as being one of two Municipal Liaisons for the NaNoWriMo Olympia region and a founding member of Clockwork Dragon Books. Find out more about her work at authorleefrench.com.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Publishing Your Ebook

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Writing other Genders: Is It Really That Hard?

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Superheroes!

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Nanowrimo: What is It, and Why or Why Not?

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Urban Fantasy Made Real

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Why Fantasy Matters
 

Manny Frishberg

Manny Frishberg was born just south of New York City but he has made his home on the West Coast for more than 35 years.

He studied writing and journalism at Portland State University and spent four year stint covering the Puget Sound area for Wired News online, writing on technology as the dot-coms boomed, busted.

Manny has been lucky enough to learn Sf writing from a couple of dozen brilliant writers and teachers, well known and not, for the past 30 years. He published about two dozen short stories since 2010 and the is the editor of “Horseshoes, Hand grenades and Magic,” from Knotted Road press.

For the past several years he and his partner have made their home south of Seattle Airport, where they work, play and wait for the children to call.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Predictive Modeling

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Trash VS Treasure: What to keep, What to toss

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm How Near is Too Near?

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Organizing a Successful Critique Group

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am I Want to Get My Science On

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Autonomous robots and intelligence

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Science Fiction as a Tool for Social Change

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm What society will really look like an a post-AI age

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Autograph Session 5

Sat 10:00pm – Sun 12:00am Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Campcon Anthologies Readings

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm We Can’t Talk to Flipper, so How Can We Talk to Aliens?

 

Andrew S. Fuller

Andrew S. Fuller writes and edits horror, fantasy, and science fiction. His work appears in magazines On Spec, Crossed Genres, The Pedestal, anthologies FISH, A Darke Phantastique, Swords v Cthulhu, and several short films. Since 1999, he’s edited the fiction magazine Three-Lobed Burning Eye. He grew up in the Midwest, dabbling in heavy metal and theater, and now lives in Portland, Oregon between a volcano and two rivers, where he commits archery, design, and cocktail snobbery

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Voice and Style

Sat 12:30pm – 1:00pm Andrew S. Fuller Reading

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas, and The Markets Who Love Them
Joan Gaustad

Joan and her husband, Roy Torley, perform Eastern European, American folk, and filk music under the name “North of the Black Sea.” She professionally wrote nonfiction in the education field for 9 years and is currently editing a book on the history of the Ukrainian bandura.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Religion in Fantasy

Fri 5:00pm – 5:30pm Concert: North of the Black Sea

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Science and Spirituality

 

Laura Anne Gilman

Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the nationally best-selling “Devil’s West” novels, Endeavour nominee SILVER ON THE ROAD, THE COLD EYE, and RED WATERS RISING (coming in January 2018 from Saga Press/S&S), and the story collection DARKLY HUMAN from Book View Cafe. She is also known for the long-running Cosa Nostradamus urban fantasy series, and the Nebula-nominated “The Vineart War” trilogy.

Laura Anne has dipped her pen into the mystery field as well, writing as L.A. Kornetsky (the Seattle-set Collared, Fixed, Doghouse, and Clawed).

She currently lives outside of Seattle, WA.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Trash VS Treasure: What to keep, What to toss

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Explore the Dark

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Freaking Me Out, Not Grossing Me Out

 

Ann Gimpel

Ann Gimpel is a USA Today bestselling author. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies. Her longer books run the gamut from urban fantasy to paranormal romance. Once upon a time, she nurtured clients, now she nurtures dark, gritty fantasy stories that push hard against reality. When she’s not writing, she’s in the backcountry getting down and dirty with her camera. She’s published over 50 books to date, with several more planned for 2018 and beyond. www.anngimpel.com

www.anngimpelaudiobooks.com

http://anngimpel.blogspot.com

http://www.amazon.com/author/anngimpel

http://www.facebook.com/anngimpel.author

@AnnGimpel (for Twitter)

Fri 12:00pm – 1:00pm Short Stories that Promote Your Work

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm The Paranormal as Metaphor

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Endings: Cuddling with the Reader

Fri 8:00pm – 8:30pm Ann Gimpel Reading

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Paranormal Romance: It’s All About the Love, Baby!

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am Faery in Story

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Publishing Ethics

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Dark Fantasy

 

Shoshana Glick

Shoshana has worked as an editor for Edge, the largest genre small press in Canada. She also read and coded pulp SF/F for the Genre Evolution Project at the University of Michigan and project managed the Re: Berman project, whose research culminated in an article in the New York Review of Science Fiction. When not reading, Shoshana enjoys acting, costuming, and writing poetry.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Hats to Spats

Fri 3:00pm – 5:00pm Hair Falls Workshop

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Supernatural: Saving Lives in REALITY, Scavenger Hunts, the Family Business

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Fascinator Workshop

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Costuming Without Breaking the Bank

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Whedonesque Femmes

 

Leigh Goodison

Leigh Goodison is originally from British Columbia, Canada and moved to the U.S. in 1992. She is the author of Renascence, Wild Ones, The Jigsaw Man and Limboland, the first two books in the medical thriller series the St. Augustus Chronicles. Her articles, essays, short stories and poetry have appeared in publications across North America. She currently lives in Washington state.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Endings: Cuddling with the Reader

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Literary Techniques: Awesome or Snobby?

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm ORC Open Read and Critiques Session D

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm ORC Open Read and Critiques Session E

Sun 12:00pm – 2:00pm ORC Open Read and Critiques Session F

 

Hugh S. Gregory
A cancer survivor, who is professionally an avid Spaceflight Historian based in Vancouver, Canada, he has produced and sold videos on spaceflight history and been lecturing on the Con circuit since 1989. His latest research includes the conceptual theory for the ELDSRR space reactor, Project MOSS for the Musk Observatory and co-authored a paper in Cartographica about mapping on Mars. On weekend’s he’s an amateur astronomer, vertical wind tunnel Bodyflyer and competition judge, and a Skydiver with over 700 freefalls. This will be Hugh’s 16th appearance at a OryCon.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Go To Mars? We Can’t Make Orbit.

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Nuclear Power

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Going to Mars to colonize it

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Rockets and space drives

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm The Suburban Survivalist

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Power Armor and Rail Guns

 

Paul Groendes

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Tricks of visual communication

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am How important is anatomy?

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Open Sketch

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm So happy together

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm In A Dark Time: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and the Act of Creating Art

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Finding Horror in the Everyday

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Stereoscopic and 3D Images

 

Dustin Gross

Dustin Gross bought his first RPG at the tender (and impressionable) age of 8. He’s been hosting a Friday night game ever since. He is into tabletop RPGs of all sorts, wargaming, board games, and videogames. He was an Outrider for Games Workshop, an employee of Wizards of the Coast, and writing his own adventures. Recently, on top of the Friday night RPG sessions, the Miniature Saturdays, and the video game Sundays, he’s been working on a series of RPG of his own. He just published Neverwhen, founded a company called Dragondyne Publishing, and is currently working on several adventures and supplements for the Neverwhen series, as well as supplements. He has been going to conventions for over 25 years, and running panels and demos for over 10 years now.

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Putting the Play Back into Role-playing

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Game Design 101

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm How Games are Changing the World

Sun 12:00pm – 12:30pm Going to a Game Con

 

Elizabeth Guizzetti

Much to her chagrin, Elizabeth Guizzetti discovered she was not a cyborg and growing up to be an otter would be impractical, so she began writing stories. Guizzetti currently lives in Seattle with her husband and two dogs. When not writing, she loves hiking and birdwatching.

She is the author and illustrator of independent comics: Faminelands and Lure and Out for Souls&Cookies! Her debut novel, Other Systems, was a 2015 Finalist for the Canopus Award for excellence in Interstellar Fiction. She continues to write science fiction, horror, and fantasy. The Grove is her third novel.

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm How to market your comic

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Freaking Me Out, Not Grossing Me Out

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Artist’s Studio

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Healers, Shamans & Clerics, Oh My!

 

Sarah Gulde

Sarah Gulde is a Portland-area freelance accountant. She enjoys cosplay, CrossFit, pirating, fundraising, road trips, and too many fandoms to list here.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Kick-Ass Femmes: Portrayals of Female Fighters in Geek Culture

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm I Can’t Cosplay Tha–OH YES YOU CAN!

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Beyond Escapism: Self-Care for Geeks

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm The Bechdel Test vs. the Mako Mori Test

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Whedonesque Femmes

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Star Trek Costuming

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Innovating and Planning Inclusive Events

Sun 3:00pm – 4:00pm Geeks Against Misogyny, Entitlement, & Racism

 

Theresa Halbert

Theresa Lee Halbert (AKA Teri) is a multi-media textile artist specializing in art bags, art quilts and costumes. She utilizes fabrics, beads, found items, trims and paint, (Or whatever else she can get her hands on.) She is very inspired by patterns, color and texture and draws inspiration from science fiction, history, fantasy, other cultures, fairy tales, nature.

She spent over 20 years as a professional costumer in film and theater and has had her work shown all over the world. She has a discovered the rich and colorful world of

costuming at conventions.(What a concept!) She has won Best of Show at Bubonicon, for workmanship at Norwescon and has won at Worldcon for Journeyman for Workmanship and Presentation.

Teri has also won awards for her artwork at both Norwescon and Orycon art shows and has won at quilt shows as well.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Hats to Spats

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Sewing Basics

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Star Wars Costuming

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Costuming Without Breaking the Bank

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Historical Costuming

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Beading 101

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Craft as Art

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Star Trek Costuming

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Group Costuming

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Pattern Modification

 

Vandy H. Hall

Vandy H. Hall is a multi-media artist. Her current projects involve blowing glass, multi-media painting and drawings, illuminated sculptures, and research on historical glass blowing techniques and furnace technology. Vandy has degrees in Sculpture and Art History, and has enjoyed a varied professional career in many interesting places such as: an internship in rights and reproduction at the Smithsonian, performing in the Hot glass show at the Corning Museum of Glass, selling her work at medieval markets in Europe, and juggling with Circus Artemis, an all-female Portland OR based circus.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Moving Beyond the Norm of The Model Model

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Tricks of visual communication

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Sketchbook Critique

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm So happy together

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Extra curricular activities

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Artist’s Studio

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Art Show Docent Tour with Vandy Hall

 

Greg Hallock

Autodidactic Polymath, graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks computer engineering program.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Go To Mars? We Can’t Make Orbit.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm How Near is Too Near?

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Distorting the past

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Going to Mars to colonize it

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Building the Future

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Unmanning the Front

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Un-Extinction

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Slug Throwers and Stun Guns

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Women Role Models in Science Fiction

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Daredevil! 12 Monkeys! iZombie!

 

Frank Hayes

Frank Hayes edits Computerworld’s Daily Shark feature (“true tales of IT life, fresh every weekday”) and is a filk songwriter (“Never Set the Cat on Fire,” “When I Was a Boy”) whose voice was used to wake up shuttle astronauts in space — twice.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Stage Patter Workshop

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Cybersecurity for the Masses

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Concert for Kids!

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Learn the songs “everyone knows”

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Concert: Frank Hayes

 

Alyss Heart

Owner of Full Moon Crochet, I have been making and selling crochet dolls, accessories, and designs for several years.

Visit my page at

http://www.facebook.com/fullmooncrochet

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Amigurumi (Anime-Culture Crocheted Fandom Dolls): Learn to Make Them!

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm “Yarning” for The Doctor & Jayne, I: Intro to Knitting & Crocheting for Space Travelers

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm “Yarning” for the Doctor & Jayne, II: Specialized Knitting & Crocheting

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Doctor Who Fandom Celebration: Tiptoe Through the TARDIS

Fri 9:30pm – 10:00pm Doctor Who: Whovian Media Sharing

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Embracing Body Positivity via Cosplay, Crossplay, and Fanfic

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Advanced Crochet: Make Gifts for Premies

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cosplay for People of All Abilities

 

Jessica Hebert

Jessica Hebert leads a double life: scientist by day, geek and filk singer/songwriter by…well, always. Jessica is a PhD candidate in biology at Portland State University with more than 15 years of scientific research experience, currently specializing in pregnancy and placental development. She has a passion for teaching and scientific outreach, primarily through OMSI’s Science Communication Fellowship. When she’s not in the lab, Jessica is a singer-songwriter with the nerdband The PDX Broadsides and Quartermaster Greta of Portland privateers PDXYAR.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Biotechnology of Reproduction

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Concert: PDX Broadsides

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am I Want to Get My Science On

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Sea and Star Chantey 101

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Un-Extinction

 

John Hedtke

John Hedtke is the award-winning author of 27 non-fiction books and close to 200 magazine articles. He owns and operates Double Tall Consulting, a company that provides writing, consulting, and training services, and Double Tall Press, which specializes in nonfiction books. John blogs about writing on “Hey, Kids! Become an Author at Home in Your Spare Time and Earn Big Bucks!” at tradebookauthor.com. Lists of his books, articles, projects, and awards can be found online at his web site, www.hedtke.com. John is also a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication.

When not occupied writing books and consulting, John plays the banjo and sleeps late as much as possible. John and his amazing wife Marilyn sing together, travel, and go bowling. They live in Fircrest, WA, with two cats.

Fri 1:00pm – 2:00pm What I Wish I Would Have Known: Pitfalls for New Writers

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Stage Patter Workshop

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am I Quit My Job to Be a Writer! WHAT HAVE I DONE?

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Agents of Change

 

Randy Henderson

Randy Henderson is an author, milkshake connoisseur, Writers of the Future grand prize winner, relapsed sarcasm addict, and Clarion West graduate.

His “dark and quirky” contemporary fantasy series from TOR (US) and Titan (UK) is set in the Pacific Northwest and includes: Finn Fancy Necromancy; Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free; and Smells Like Finn Spirit. http://www.randy-henderson.com

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm The Not-So-Basic Basics for New Writers

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Autograph Session 2

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Backstory: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

Sat 10:00pm – Sun 12:00am Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm How to Write a Series

Sun 2:00pm – 2:30pm Randy Henderson Reading

 

Laurel Anne Hill

Laurel Anne Hill has authored two award-winning novels: “Heroes Arise” (KOMENAR Publishing, 2007) and, now, “The Engine Woman’s Light” (Sand Hill Review Press, 2016), a spirits-meet-steampunk tale. The Engine Woman’s Light is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Laurel’s published short stories and nonfiction pieces total over forty and have appeared in a variety of anthologies and journalistic media. The fans of HorrorAddicts.net elected her “Most Wicked” in 2011 for her steampunk-horror podcast “Flight of Destiny.” She is the Literary Stage Manager for the annual San Mateo County Fair in California, a speaker, writing contest judge, and editor. For more about her go to http://www.laurelannehill.com.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Literary Techniques: Awesome or Snobby?

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Defining Steampunk

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading

Sun 12:00am – 1:00am Midnight Horror Readings

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Diversity in Fiction: Do’s and Don’ts

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Loving Your Villain

 

Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Over the past thirty-odd years, Nina Kiriki Hoffman has sold adult and YA novels and more than 300 short stories. Her works have been finalists for the World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick, and Endeavour awards. Her fiction has won a Stoker and a Nebula Award.

A collection of Hoffman’s short stories, Permeable Borders, was published in 2012 by Fairwood Press.

Nina does production work for the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. She teaches writing through Lane Community College. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

For a list of Nina’s publications, check out: http://ofearna.us/books/hoffman.html.

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Paranormal Romance: It’s All About the Love, Baby!

Sat 2:00pm – 2:30pm Nina Kiriki Hoffman Reading

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm NaNoWriMo Write In!

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Pamper Your Muse

 

Jason M. Hough

New York Times bestselling author of The Darwin Elevator, Zero World, and Mass Effect: Nexus Uprising. 3D Printing enthusiast, VR enthusiast. Former game designer and 3D artist.

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Nanowrimo: What is It, and Why or Why Not?

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Star Wars New Canon

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm To Build a Starship

 

Benjamin Hsu

Ben spends most of their time performing seemingly random, vaguely absurd tasks. This somehow results in the production of highly enjoyable comic scripts. They’ve already succeeded in completing the whimsical webcomic Dubious Company and is in the process of writing Licensed Heroes. You can view all their works, and the works of their co-creator Elaine Tipping at their website: tinybluedragonstudio.com

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Comics Created Our Modern Mythologies

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm I am Groot

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Starting a Webcomic

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Web Comics You Should Be Reading

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Diversity in Fiction: Do’s and Don’ts

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Paradox Space: the Dangers of Open Ended Stories

 

Brian Hunt

Until recently Brian believed that his mark on the world would be the creation of www.PelTorro.com the Lionel Fanthorpe Badger Book website and his editing of The Outlandish Art of Mahlon Blaine, a book dedicated to the works of a forgotten and under-appreciated Oregon born artist. That is until recently when his flash stories were published by Every Day Fiction and 10Flash Magazine. Links to his stories can be found on www.GumballFiction.com

Sat 10:00pm – Sun 12:00am Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Daredevil! 12 Monkeys! iZombie!

 

John R. Gray III

John R. Gray III has been showing his artwork at convention art shows nationally since 1981. He is also currently working as a freelance commercial artist and as a luthier, building custom autoharps.

He recently became interested in Filk and soon joined up with the filk group, “Starlight”.

www.johnrgrayiii.com

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Take Another Little Piece of my Art Now Baby

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Extra curricular activities

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Artist’s Studio

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Concert: Starlight

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Stereoscopic and 3D Images

 

Cindy Jensen

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Amigurumi (Anime-Culture Crocheted Fandom Dolls): Learn to Make Them!

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Hunger Games: Make Your Own District Pin!

Sat 1:30pm – 2:00pm Anime & Manga Reviews: Must or Bust?

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Fandom: Accio Prequels, Sequels, & Fan Creations!

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm American gods: Perspectives & Personal Pantheons

Sat 8:00pm – 10:00pm Can You Survive an Age of Automatons?

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Advanced Crochet: Make Gifts for Premies

 

Esther Jones

Esther Jones is a speculative fiction author who writes with her husband, Frog Jones. She has published 3 novels, 8 short stories, and numerous articles. When she’s not writing, she enjoys gardening and hiking in the Olympic Peninsula.

Fri 12:00pm – 1:00pm Women in Fantasy

Fri 1:00pm – 2:00pm What I Wish I Would Have Known: Pitfalls for New Writers

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Endings: Cuddling with the Reader

Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm Historical Figures in Fantasy

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm The Not-So-Basic Basics for New Writers

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Care and Feeding of an Author

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Defining Steampunk

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Slug Throwers and Stun Guns

 

Frog Jones

Frog and Esther Jones are Authors that Cons Built. After winning the League of Extraordinary Writers competition and meeting their publisher at this very convention, Frog and Esther have gone on to author the Gift of Grace series as well as many short stories in anthologies like How Beer Saved the World!

Frog is also one of the 3 Unwise Men, and appears weekly in a podcast devoted to sci-fi, fantasy, literature, and con culture.

In his mundane life, Frog works as an attorney in Mason County.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm The Realities of Leaving Earth

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Putting the Play Back into Role-playing

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Keeping things organized

Fri 11:00pm – Sat 12:00am Transgender Progress or Regress

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Care and Feeding of an Author

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm How Games are Changing the World

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Unmanning the Front

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Slug Throwers and Stun Guns

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Campcon Anthologies Readings

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm We Can’t Talk to Flipper, so How Can We Talk to Aliens?

 

Sharon Joss

Award-winning author Sharon Joss writes science fiction, fantasy and horror. She is a Writers of the Future Golden Pen award winner. The author of eight novels (including the Hand of Fate urban fantasy series) and dozens of short stories, she has worked as a bartender, software developer and technical program manager in the high-tech industry. She lives and writes amid a thicket of blackberry vines in Oregon.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Economics of Fantasy Worlds

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Interactive Writing Workshop

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm The Softer Side of SF

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Structurally Speaking

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Hacking Biology

 

Bob Kanefsky

Bob Kanefsky is a filk parodist. His lyrics are available on www.songworm.com. In his mundane day job, which is neither, he writes software used for day-to-day operation of pretend human missions to Mars and asteroids, real robotic missions to Mars and the Moon, and the International Space Station.

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Group Home for Abandoned Lyrics

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm The Making of a Song Parody

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Learn the songs “everyone knows”

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Theme Circle: Star Wars

 

Elliott Kay

Student debt and space pirates combined to propel Elliott into a full-time writing career with the hit indie/hybrid series “Poor Man’s Fight.” He also mixes urban fantasy with comedy and steamy storylines in his “Good Intentions” books. Like many Seattleites, Elliott Kay came to the Northwest as an economic refugee from Los Angeles. He is a former Coast Guardsman with a Bachelor’s in History. Elliott has survived a motorcycle crash, serious electric shocks, severe seasickness, summers in Phoenix and winters in Seattle.

Fri 1:00pm – 2:00pm What I Wish I Would Have Known: Pitfalls for New Writers

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Checks & Balances: Magic in a Fantasy Setting

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Grrl Gamer Trends

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Gender and Gaming

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm From Fan Fic to Pro

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm To Build a Starship

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Writing Believable Sex Scenes

Sat 10:00pm – 11:00pm Smut, Gore, and More

 

Bart Kemper

Bart Kemper is a Professional Engineer and based in Louisiana. When he is not there, he is somewhere else, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, or Washington State. He’s a writer, soldier, engineer, photographer, father, inventor, and problem solver. Using explosives. No boom today. Maybe boom tomorrow. Engineering background includes subsea and diving; medical devices; aerospace; equipment design and troubleshooting; fabrication and manufacturing; failure analysis and forensics; blast and ballistics.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Predictive Modeling

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Military and Politics of Star Wars

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Spaceships, Colonists, and Castaways

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting from Scratch

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm The Suburban Survivalist

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Power Armor and Rail Guns

 

Katherine Klecker

Katie Klecker joined Creation Station in 2015, She has spent the last few years teaching people how to write in the language of the Time Lords at several conventions since Orycon 37.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Star-Wars Origami

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Make Your Own Sonic! Screwdriver, Lipstick, Sunglasses?

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm TARDIS Hats, Fezzes, and Bow-Ties, Oh My, Make Your Own Doctor Who Accoutrements

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Gallifreyan Lessons from the Time Lord Academy

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Doctor Who Fandom Celebration: Tiptoe Through the TARDIS

Fri 9:00pm – 9:30pm Barrowman Boot(y) Camp

Fri 9:30pm – 10:00pm Doctor Who: Whovian Media Sharing

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Fandom: Accio Prequels, Sequels, & Fan Creations!

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Kitten Kaboodle: Share Cat Joys & Make Cat Toys!

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Fandom Foodmaking!

 

Ellen Klowden

Ellen founded, and has been sole coordinator of, Creation Station, a collective of panelists who run a Welcome-Wagon- themed track of audience participation-oriented events at cons, nearly 2 dozen cons since 2004. She was the first recipient of the John Andrews Memorial Worldcon Scholarship (thank you all!). Passions: Freelance editing (from computer science articles through novels and textbooks to fanfics), her cat, her adventures with her partner, gardening, & the CS.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Medical Ethics of the Future

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Kick-Ass Femmes: Portrayals of Female Fighters in Geek Culture

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm The 52 Project: Writing a Short Story, Every Week, for a Year (and Publishing the Best!)

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Supernatural: Saving Lives in REALITY, Scavenger Hunts, the Family Business

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Doctor Who Fandom Celebration: Tiptoe Through the TARDIS

Fri 9:00pm – 9:30pm Barrowman Boot(y) Camp

Fri 9:30pm – 10:00pm Doctor Who: Whovian Media Sharing

Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm Fanfic Bedtime Stories!

Fri 11:00pm – Sat 12:00am Putting the Oomph in your Smut, + readings (18+)

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Local Food Sustainability & Community-Building

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Beyond Escapism: Self-Care for Geeks

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Embracing Body Positivity via Cosplay, Crossplay, and Fanfic

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Surviving Cons with Disabilities

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Fandom: Accio Prequels, Sequels, & Fan Creations!

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Bowie, Prince, Cohen, Michaels Tribute.: Sing-Along with 2016 Fallen Musical Idols

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Kitten Kaboodle: Share Cat Joys & Make Cat Toys!

Sat 8:00pm – 10:00pm Can You Survive an Age of Automatons?

Sat 10:00pm – 11:00pm Gendering A.I.

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cosplay for People of All Abilities

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Fandom Foodmaking!

Sun 3:00pm – 4:00pm Geeks Against Misogyny, Entitlement, & Racism

 

Dara Korra’ti

Being a supervillain means being able to do a bit of everything, because, gods know, you can’t trust anyone _else_ to do it. So after learning propaganda in professional radio and magazine publishing, creating new techniques in genetics manipulation, getting pretty good at DIY electronics engineering, and finishing off her Supervillain post-graduate work as a software developer for the Microsoft corporation, it was only natural for Dara Korra’ti to veer off into music. It’s all about rhythm, melody, and mind control.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Stage Patter Workshop

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Group Home for Abandoned Lyrics

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Set the Style: Accessories

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm So You Want to Produce a CD

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Concert: Dara Korra’ti

 

Leslie Kreher

I have been an artist my whole life, but spent time in medical, marketing, interior design and being a Mom to two amazing grown kids. Meeting my husband, Jeff Sturgeon, introduced me to the wonderful world of Science fiction! My art is leaning toward fantasy, but I do nature in any form in graphite and watercolor. I’m always learning and changing and love to try new media and techniques. If it’s fun, I’m in!

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Open Sketch

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Working analogue in the digital age

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Developing Artists Sketch Book Critique

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Artist’s Studio

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Showing up for the work

 

Jessie Kwak

Jessie Kwak is a freelance writer and novelist living in Portland, Oregon. She writes character-driven sci-fi and fantasy with a liberal dose of explosions, gunfights, gangsters, and dinner parties. She likes to make her readers laugh.

When she’s not writing B2B marketing copy or scribbling away on her latest novel, you can find her riding her bike to the brewpub, road tripping with her husband, or sewing her own clothes. Her current white whale is tailoring the perfect three-piece suit for herself.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Publishing Your Ebook

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Choosing Both Traditional and Self-Publishing

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am I Quit My Job to Be a Writer! WHAT HAVE I DONE?

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm The Full-Time Writer’s Safety Net

 

Creede Lambard

By day Creede Lambard wrangles computer code as a devops engineer; in layman’s terms, that means he gets to play with computers all day and get paid for it. At night he still plays with computers, and although he doesn’t get paid for it, he can play his banjo Tuneslayer while he’s doing it. He lives in Shoreline, Washington with his wife and assorted other family members.

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Concert for Kids!

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Learn the songs “everyone knows”

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Strategy Games

 

Kristin Landon

Kristin Landon is the author of the SF novel WINDHOME, coming in December from Candlemark & Gleam. Her previous novels include THE HIDDEN WORLDS, THE COLD MINDS, and THE DARK REACHES, a post-Singularity SF trilogy from Ace Books. Her novelette “From the Depths” appeared in TO SHAPE THE DARK, Athena Andreadis’s follow-up anthology to THE OTHER HALF OF THE SKY. “From the Depths” received an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois’ YEARS’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION, Vol. 34, and is the seed of a new novel currently in progress.

Kristin copyedits scientific, medical, and scholarly texts for large publishers and reads avidly about planetary science and space exploration.

She lives in Eugene with her husband Tom and Lucy the Cavalier spaniel, who keeps them both well in hand.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Biotechnology of Reproduction

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Show Vs. Tell

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Science, SF, and Religion

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Backstory: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Me Talk Pretty: Dialogue

 

Ruuzu Lapis

I started casually cosplaying at cons in 2012 and have been actively cosplaying since 2014 when i met Queenie from Talking Teacups of Doom. We have done many dou cosplays together from Princess Jellyfish that have ranged from in show designs to cover art. Some of my other favorite cosplays are Yin from Darker Than Black, Levy from Fairytail, and an original artwork designed by LoonyBear of Magical girl Leafeon. Due to my work with Queenie I am now a member of Talking Teacups of Doom Cosplay.

Outside of cosplau I am an Apparel Design major, theatre and business minor at Oregon State University hoping to get into costuming after graduation. I enjoy taking a two dimensional character and bringing them to life. To gain experience doing this I have volunteered in the costume shop on school working on the main shows while also co-designing for the student directed shows in the winter and spring term.

I hope to be a part of Orycon as cosplay has been a large part of why I am going into the costuming career and

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Star-Wars Origami

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm For the Love of Cosplay!!!

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Open Crafts Hour

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Children and Conventions

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Costumers Meet and Greet

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cosplay is not consent

Sat 1:00pm – 1:30pm Otaku Meetup & Pocky Tasting!

Sat 1:30pm – 2:00pm Anime & Manga Reviews: Must or Bust?

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Meet a Cosplayer! Q & A and More

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm OryKids Face Painting, Parade & More!

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Bowie, Prince, Cohen, Michaels Tribute.: Sing-Along with 2016 Fallen Musical Idols

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Prose to Persona: Bringing Book Characters to Life Via Cosplay

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Intro to Sewing Repair/DIY Repair Kit

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Live Cosplay Figure Drawing

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cosplay for People of All Abilities

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Costume Exchange

 

Briana Lawrence

At the age of nine, like most kids, Briana Lawrence (Brichibi Cosplays) had a dream. She wanted to be the best “WRITTER” in the whole wide world. Back then, her stories were created with crayons and construction paper. As she grew older they progressed into notebooks and colored ink pens of pink, blue, and purple. When she lost her older brother in a car accident, she stopped writing.

Dreams, however, have a funny way of coming back.

Today, Briana is a published author, cosplayer, and geek who is not-so-cleverly disguised as an adult. She aims to be a positive force in the geek community, addressing issues like cosplay bullying and speaking about the importance of representation and diversity in the media. When she’s not traveling to conventions doing panels and promoting her books, she’s working freelance for WatchMojo.com: a YouTube channel with almost 15 million subscribers. Briana hopes that, at the end of the day, she’s put a smile on your face with her creativity.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm I Can’t Cosplay Tha–OH YES YOU CAN!

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Wonder Woman

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Ceremonies

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Costuming to Body Type

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Cosfluff 101: Plus-Sized Costuming

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Conversation with our Costuming GoH

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Embracing Body Positivity via Cosplay, Crossplay, and Fanfic

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Black Cinderella and the new Jim Crow: Media representation in post-racial America

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm From Fan Fic to Pro

 

Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee is the author of the gangster fantasy saga Jade City (Orbit) and the award-winning young adult science fiction novels Zeroboxer (Flux) and the Exo series (Scholastic). She is a recovering corporate strategist, a black belt martial artist, and an action movie aficionado. She loves a good Eggs Benedict. Born and raised in Calgary, Fonda now lives in Portland, Oregon. She can be found online at www.fondalee.com and on Twitter @fondajlee.

Fri 1:00pm – 2:00pm What I Wish I Would Have Known: Pitfalls for New Writers

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Advanced Character Creation

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm East Meets West

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Fantasy with Non-European settings

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Crime and Fantasy

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm YA Recommendations

Sun 1:30pm – 2:00pm Fonda Lee Reading

 

Herb Leonhard

Herb Leonhard was born in Munich, Germany, but grew up in the United States. One of his earliest memories was of a series of German children’s books beautifully illustrated by Fritz Baumgarten. This, along with a childhood spent within the pages of comics, inevitably led to a career as an artist with love of many of the classic illustrators.

In a career spanning over thirty years as a professional illustrator and graphic designer, Herb has illustrated more than fifty books and has earned numerous awards and international acclaim. His clients have included musician Tori Amos, Pelican Publishing, Omnibus Press, Ashgate Publishing, Raven Publishing, Steiner Korea and D Magazine. Through his own company The Prancing Pony he has published a series of popular fantasy coloring books, storybooks and various related products.

He lives in Prosser, Washington, with his wife, son, two horses, four cats and a plethora of chickens.

Herb Leonhard’s work can be seen at: www.herbleonhard.com

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Working analogue in the digital age

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Take Another Little Piece of my Art Now Baby

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Inspiration, Homage, or Theft?

 

Guy Letourneau

Guy Letourneau has been attending SF conventions and been active in fandom since 1978. He worked as a mechanical engineer for over 30 years, wrote PE licensing exam problems, and has even been The Official Exam Guy who says “Please Stop Working. Time has been called…” Besides engineering, his other technical interests include historical inventions, mechanical measuring instruments, and calculating machines from the 1820s through the 1950s, with an arm-chair interest in firearms and military machinery: steam and diesel, without the punk part. Guy is currently a registered US Patent Agent, (which is where the ‘published author’ bit comes in…) an FCC Amatuer Extra Class operator, a hobby prospector, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Are Makers the future?

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm This Has Nebula Written All Over It

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Flirting 101

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Building the Future

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Science, SF, and Religion

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Science and Spirituality

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting from Scratch

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm The Suburban Survivalist

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm YA Recommendations

 

David Levine

David D. Levine is the author of Norton Award winning novel Arabella of Mars (Tor 2016), sequel Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Tor 2017), and over fifty science fiction and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo Award, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. Stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, five Year’s Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection Space Magic. His web page can be found at http://www.daviddlevine.com.

Fri 12:00pm – 1:00pm Short Stories that Promote Your Work

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Extra, Extra!

Fri 6:30pm – 7:00pm Endeavour Awards

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm This Has Nebula Written All Over It

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm The Not-So-Basic Basics for New Writers

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Defining Steampunk

Sat 4:00pm – 4:30pm David Levine Reading

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Flirting 102

Sat 10:00pm – Sun 12:00am Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm How to Write a Series

 

Flori Lima-Steele

Flori is a life long nerd from a long and distinguished family of nerds. She enjoys costuming both for herself and others. She has done it all from cosplays to theatrical costuming. Most notably Evil Dead the musical in Las Vegas. She is most likely found with her nose in a book and a cat on her lap.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm TARDIS Hats, Fezzes, and Bow-Ties, Oh My, Make Your Own Doctor Who Accoutrements

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Doctor Who Fandom Celebration: Tiptoe Through the TARDIS

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Fascinator Workshop

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Surviving Cons with Disabilities

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Fandom: Accio Prequels, Sequels, & Fan Creations!

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Bowie, Prince, Cohen, Michaels Tribute.: Sing-Along with 2016 Fallen Musical Idols

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Kitten Kaboodle: Share Cat Joys & Make Cat Toys!

Sat 11:00pm – Sun 12:00am Welcome to NightVale Fandom Broadcast

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Surrealist & Fandom Gaming!

 

Gra Linnaea

Former editor for Shimmer Magazine and and member of the Science Fiction Writers Association. He won Writers of the Future and attended the 2008 Clarion Workshop. His Stoker Award nominated story “Messages From Valerie Polichar” was featured in Shock Totem magazine and other of his fiction can be found in recent issues of Apex and Daily Science Fiction. Read his serial novel, “The Curious Investigations of Miranda McGee.” of his site, http://www.gralinnaea.com/

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Voice and Style

Fri 4:00pm – 4:30pm Grá Linnaea Reading

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Pseudonyms, Genre and Branding

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas, and The Markets Who Love Them

 

Jennifer Linnaea

Jennifer Linnaea’s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, where she studies Japanese and goes on long walks to foment plots.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Writing other Genders: Is It Really That Hard?

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Nanowrimo: What is It, and Why or Why Not?

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm NaNoWriMo Write In!

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm We Can’t Talk to Flipper, so How Can We Talk to Aliens?

 

Christian Lipski

Christian is the guitarist and a vocalist for nerd band The PDX Broadsides, whose latest album, “Trust Issues”, has just been released.

He has played guitar and drums in venues across the country, served as an Eisner Award judge, and covered comics news in Portland. You could definitely say that music and comics make up most of Christian’s life.

When not on the musical road, he enjoys meeting people at conventions. With the PDX Broadsides, he has performed at OryCon (as musical guest of honor), NorWesCon, GeekGirlCon, Rose City Comic Con, and Conflikt, among others.

In his spare time Christian is a pirate with PDX Yar. You can follow his personal exploits on Twitter at @ChristianLipski.

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Concert: PDX Broadsides

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Sea and Star Chantey 101

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm So You Want to Produce a CD

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Paradox Space: the Dangers of Open Ended Stories

 

Ken Lizzi

Ken Lizzi is determined to provide literature a shot of two-fisted fabulism. So far his forays have included crime fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and mystery. He is the author of “Reunion” (2014 Twilight Times Books), “Under Strange Suns” (2015 Twilight Times Books), and “Thick As Thieves” (2017 Alternate Universe Press.) Ken lives in Oregon with his wife Isa, daughter V.V., and growing collections of novels and antique weapons. www.kenlizzi.net

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Economics of Fantasy Worlds

Fri 5:30pm – 6:00pm Ken Lizzi Reading

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Daredevil! 12 Monkeys! iZombie!

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Portraying War in Fantasy
 

Keith Lofstrom

Launch Loop, Server Sky, Integrated Circuits, Linux, and the end of Moore’s Law

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Rockets and space drives

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm KIC 8462852 also known as Tabby’s Star

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Asteroids or Mars?

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Last August’s Eclipse
 

David Lohkamp

Over 45 + years at a practicing Pagan in the Portland area. Over the last 30 years have had a role in helping the Aquarian Tabernacle Church put on it’s Spring Mysteries Festival. Hosted an open ritual, the Orycon Pagan Circle, at Orycon for many, many years. Started gaming with first printing of D&D. Beta tested three MMO games. Still play two of them.

Fri 10:00pm – Sat 12:00am Friday Orycon Pagan Circle

Sat 10:00pm – Sun 12:00am Saturday Oregon Pagan Workshop

 

Rhiannon Louve

Rhiannon Louve is a freelance writer. Professionally, she writes video game dialogue, short stories, table-top role-playing books, privately commissioned fiction, and the occasional Pagan thea/ology. She’s in the process of adding novels to the list. In addition, Rhiannon has a Master of Arts in Applied Theology and has taught World Religions at the college level. Outside cons, Rhiannon games (Champions, Star Wars, and a 1/2 Exalted 1/2 homebrew Bleach-inspired shinigami game at the moment), sings and plays keyboard, and cuddles her household dogs and cat. She also studies primate psychology and various languages for fun. Feel free to help her practice her French, Spanish, Japanese, Irish, or Swedish!

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Kick-Ass Femmes: Portrayals of Female Fighters in Geek Culture

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Manga and their Anime adaptations.

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Flirting 101

Fri 10:00pm – Sat 12:00am Friday Orycon Pagan Circle

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Gender and Gaming

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Embracing Body Positivity via Cosplay, Crossplay, and Fanfic

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Embracing Body Positivity via Cosplay, Crossplay, and Fanfic

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm LGBTQI mixer

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Flirting 102

Sat 10:00pm – Sun 12:00am Saturday Oregon Pagan Workshop

Sun 3:00pm – 4:00pm Geeks Against Misogyny, Entitlement, & Racism

 

John M Lovett

A screenwriter and producer who moved from the LA area and has lived in Seattle for the past five years. He teaches screenwriting at Bellevue College and does visualization on various projects. He has consulted for executive producers and TV showrunners for over 20 years providing script and story notes. Working as a writer’s coach, he has a weekly podcast and monthly video discussing creativity and screenwriting while working directly with many clients. He is also an amateur magician. He owns a small rat dog, has a mortgage, and a great view of the valley.

Fri 2:30pm – 3:00pm John M. Lovett Reading

Fri 5:00pm – 5:45pm Western anime

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Video Games as Story Teller

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Manga and their Anime adaptations.

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Spaceships, Colonists, and Castaways

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Cannibalism!

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Escape With Us!

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Anime trivia!

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Superheroes and Fairy Tale Princesses

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Me Talk Pretty: Dialogue

 

L. Pierce Ludke

Pierce is an artist whose primary tool is the computer. Her work usually begins with either a scanned-in or digital sketch. It is then revised and finished in Painter or used as a basis in Bryce, Blender, ZBrushCore programs for object creation, scene construction and rendering. The resulting image is then finished in Photoshop and printed.

Origins for her subjects include SF, mythology, music, geometry and nature.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Are Makers the future?

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am How important is anatomy?

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Inspiration, Homage, or Theft?

 

Pat MacEwen

Pat MacEwen is a physical anthropologist (translation: bone freak) doing research on genocide. She has worked on war crimes investigations for the International Criminal Tribunal, and has also done CSI work for a police department in California’s Central Valley. Her first degree was in Marine Biology, and she worked for six years at the Institute of Marine & Coastal Studies at the University of Southern California, which undoubtedly has something to do with her strong opinions on global warming, overpopulation, and short-term thinking. She has also worked in aerospace and has equally strong opinions on space exploration. “Rough Magic”, her first novel, is an urban fantasy/forensics fandango, out from Sky Warrior Books, and her second, “The Dragon’s Kiss,” features a crippled boy who can’t talk to people but can talk to dragons, and needs to if either they or his own folk are going to survive. She has published short fiction in the mystery, horror, science fiction, and fantasy genres as well as non-fiction

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Distorting the past

Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm Historical Figures in Fantasy

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Cannibalism!

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Un-Extinction

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm KIC 8462852 also known as Tabby’s Star

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Writing Believable Sex Scenes

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Hacking Biology
 

Paige Mackmer

I’m a feminist geek from Portland who’s always loved hard sci-fi with interesting themes. Many of my panels focus on philosophical analysis of my favorite franchises. My first con was RCCC ’13 but the first con at which I was a panelist was OryCon 36 (Creation Station)! I’ve since given panels at ECCC ’15, ’16, and ’17, Galacticon 4 and RCCC ’15, ’16 and ’17. I Am a cosplayer: currently, I cosplay Kaylee Frye, Starbuck, and Kamau Kogo, with more in the works! I’m part of PDX Browncoats. I’m always looking for cool Portland geeks to team up with for fun and community engagement!

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Beyond Escapism: Self-Care for Geeks

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm The Bechdel Test vs. the Mako Mori Test

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Embracing Body Positivity via Cosplay, Crossplay, and Fanfic

Sat 10:00pm – 11:00pm Gendering A.I.

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Surrealist & Fandom Gaming!

Sun 3:00pm – 4:00pm Geeks Against Misogyny, Entitlement, & Racism

 

Marshall Ryan Maresca

Marshall Ryan Maresca is a fantasy and science-fiction writer living in Austin with his wife and son. He is the author of the Maradaine Novels: The Thorn of Dentonhill, A Murder of Mages, The Alchemy of Chaos, An Import of Intrigue and The Holver Alley Crew, published by DAW Books and 2016 Hugo Winning Best Editor Sheila Gilbert. His work also appeared in Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction and Rick Klaw’s anthology Rayguns Over Texas. He also has had several short plays produced.

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Quest for the Ultimate Superhero

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm I am Groot

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Fantasy as Political Allegory

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Superheroes!

Sat 11:30am – 12:00pm Marshall Maresca Reading

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Star Trek: Discovery

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Escape With Us!

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Crime and Fantasy

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Superheroes in Times of Crisis

 

John Marvin

Game Mastering since White Box D&D, this is my third year running Dead Unicorn Games, LLC. Designer, writer, and layout for all our games. Plus sales and marketing. And art direction. I know better than to do editing and illustration!

Our games range from The Sun Below adventures for Numenera, to the Gods and Icons supplements, adventures, and cards for the 13th Age Roleplaying Game, to The Gods Have Spoken supplements for 5th Edition. With many more to come.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm GM School

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Writing and Art for the RPG Industry

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Grrl Gamer Trends

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Game Design 101

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm How Games are Changing the World

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Teaching that Great New Game

 

Carol Mathewson

Carol Mathewson is co-founder, along with her husband Kyle Engen, of the Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery (IMOGAP) in King City, Oregon. It is the first museum in the United States devoted to board games.

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cardboard Construction: Make Armor or Model Castles.

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Off With Their Heads! Then Put on Another? Make a Mutant Pet.

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Design and Play Your own Game

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Strategy Games

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) for Kids

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Dexterity Games

Sun 2:00pm – 4:00pm Kids’ Maker Lab – Household Junk to Sci-Fi Treasure?

 

Susan R. Matthews

This year I celebrate the twentieth anniversary of my debut novel (An Exchange of Hostages) with the publication of Blood Enemies, the seventh in my long-running series “Under Jurisdiction” and my ninth novel over-all. I had a tremendous amount of fun writing Blood Enemies, so I hope you’ll have time to come to my “Twenty Years Under Jurisdiction” presentation to listen to me talk about the whole thing. My publisher Baen has brought the first six novels in the series back into print in two omnibus editions, and there’ll be a third omnibus, collected shorter works, out of print or new material, four novellas, out next month.

My current favorite u-Boat is U-615, Ralph Kapitzky (yes, Ralph). His last battle, in the Carribean theater in WWII, is one thundering heck of a story. I’m not sure how I’m going to work u-boats into a Jurisdiction novel, but I’m sure going to see if there’s a way to make it work.

Sat 11:00am – 11:30am Susan R. Matthews Reading

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Publishing Ethics

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Minor Characters

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Slug Throwers and Stun Guns

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Autograph Session 6

 

Hunter Mayer

Independent game developer in a small strike team of two working on Appsomniacs titles. He is mostly focused on creating games for mobile platforms, but in past lives he has run [and played] with gamers of all walks, across many genres and forms. In between hours spent designing and coding games he actively helps level up two geeklings. Follow Hunter’s musings on twitter @orionnoir and development blog at codeworxstudios.com where he drones on about his love affair with Dwarf Fortress if he’s not playing around with Minecraft.

Sat 9:00am – 10:30am Free Play: Build Box Forts

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm How Games are Changing the World

Sun 9:00am – 10:30am Free Play: Build Mazes

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Potions and Gadgets: Science with Dr. CodeWorx

 

Tod McCoy

Tod McCoy is a Seattle writer whose work has appeared in The People’s Apocalypse, Bronies: For the Love of Ponies, AntipodeanSF.com, Qarrtsiluni.com, The Gloaming, and Asimov’s. A Clarion West graduate, he’s the publisher behind Hydra House, whose catalog includes Telling Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow, and two collections by Cat Rambo: Near+Far, which generated a Nebula nomination, and Neither Here Nor There.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Choosing Both Traditional and Self-Publishing

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm The Not-So-Basic Basics for New Writers

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Feedback Workshop

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Structurally Speaking

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Me Talk Pretty: Dialogue

 

BriarRose McDougal

BriarRose is a member of the Starlight filk band, as well as enjoying a solo career in music. She collaborates with artists and musicians from all over the world. BriarRose has a BS in Education and Music and enjoys sharing her music, crafting and sewing with groups of all ages. She resides in Tacoma, Washington, with her children and her cats.

Fri 1:00pm – 2:00pm Stitch and Share – Friday

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Costuming for Those Who Don’t Sew

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Concert: Starlight

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Band Scramble

 

Catherine McGuire

Catherine McGuire has been writing SF since Isaac Asimov gave her encouragement in 1975 in NYC. A Clarion graduate (’84), her early publications include two children’s SF novels (TSR 1984,1985). Catherine has recent SF stories in Into The Ruins (Figuration Press), MYTHIC and three After Oil anthologies (Founders House Publishing). In April, her deindustrial SF novel Lifeline was published by Founders House Publishing. She has four poetry chapbooks and a full-length book, Elegy for the 21st Century (FutureCycle Press). Find her at www.cathymcguire.com.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Voice and Style

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm ORC Open Read and Critiques Session A

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm ORC Open Read and Critiques Session B

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Organizing a Successful Critique Group

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Science Fiction as a Tool for Social Change

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm ORC Open Read and Critiques Session C

Sat 4:30pm – 5:00pm Catherine McGuire Reading

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Purple prose

 

Shauna McKain-Storey

My day job is work in a public library, but my love of books and words goes deep, to the core. I also enjoy gardening and making art in many ways, e.g. sculpture, painting, collage, poetry. Residing in rural Hillsboro enables me to spend much of my time with trees and small creatures, but I still spend some time with humans. I’m also fond of children and think it’s good fun to pass along my enthusiasm for the wonders of SF&F-ness and fandom. For yet another year, I will be organizing and running children’s programming, also known as OryKids, at Orycon! Yay, OryKids!

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm OryKids Meet & Greet

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Storytelling Games/ Construction Toys

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm 101 uses for Pleather and/or T-shirts!

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cardboard Construction: Make Armor or Model Castles.

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Off With Their Heads! Then Put on Another? Make a Mutant Pet.

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm OryKids Face Painting, Parade & More!

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Monster Party! Stories, Music and Movement

Sun 9:00am – 10:30am Free Play: Build Mazes

Sun 10:30am – 11:00am Rockets and Robots! Stories, Music & Movement

Sun 2:00pm – 4:00pm Kids’ Maker Lab – Household Junk to Sci-Fi Treasure?

 

Robert B McMonigal

Rob McMonigal lives in Portland, Oregon, with their spouse (fellow writer Erica Satifka) and entirely too many cats. Rob has appeared in Fireside Magazine, and runs an Eisner-nominated comics-themed website, www.panelpatter.com, that focuses on indie and lesser-known titles. They’ve also reviewed speculative fiction and comics for Publisher’s Weekly and serve as first reader for Nightmare Magazine and other projects of John Joseph Adams. Find Rob on Twitter @rob_mcmonigal.

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Quest for the Ultimate Superhero

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Themes in SF

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm How to market your comic

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Superheroes and Fairy Tale Princesses

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Trades versus Weeklies Economics

 

Johanna Mead

Johanna Mead has been sewing for over 20 years and STILL gets intimidated at the fabric store. That hasn’t stopped her from entering and running masquerades at various SF/F conventions. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with one husband, two cats and almost too many books.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Masquerade Information

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Fan Group Recruitment and Retention

Sat 4:00pm – 5:30pm Masquerade set-up and check-in

Sat 5:30pm – 7:00pm Masquerade Rehearsal

Sat 7:30pm – 9:30pm Masquerade

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Costume Critique with Experienced Judges

 

Rory Miller

Rory Miller is the author of several non-fiction books on violence including “Violence: A Writer’s Guide,” “Facing Violence” and “Meditations on Violence.” He has been a soldier (91A) corrections officer, corrections sergeant, tactical team leader, and contractor in Iraq. Rory currently teaches seminars on violence and self-defense world-wide.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Explore the Dark

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Unmanning the Front

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Healers, Shamans & Clerics, Oh My!

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Crime and Fantasy

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Finding Horror in the Everyday

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm The Full-Time Writer’s Safety Net

 

Seth Milstein

Seth Milstein is a standup comedian and writer in Oregon. He writes for Savage Henry Magazine and can be seen on stages all over the west coast. He is heavily featured in the comedy documentary “I Am Road Comic” and lightly featured in the documentary “Harmontown”. Seth’s comedy is a mix of personal stories and irreverent thoughts.

Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm Polyamory

Fri 11:00pm – Sat 12:00am Putting the Oomph in your Smut, + readings (18+)

Sat 8:00pm – 10:00pm Can You Survive an Age of Automatons?

Sat 11:00pm – Sun 12:00am Stand Up For Geeks!

 

Roberta Monaghan-Christensen

I have been attending conventions for nearly 20 years. My first con was Orycon so when I was presented with the opportunity to participate I decided it’s time to give back to the community that has given me so much.

Often I’ve thought I was born in the wrong era so dressing differently, or costuming as some call it, has always been a dream, if not my day to day regimen. Several years ago I realized my “costume closet” included several pieces that I really loved so on St. Patrick’s day I wore a green ren-faire skirt that I bustled in the back for a more Victorian feel and never looked back. That began my serious foray into day to day Victoriana (2nd hand Victorian-ish style). For those that have purchased “costume pieces” you understand the expense, but I was on a budget so second hand and thrift stores were my shopping meccas. Finding pieces that had a Victorian feel and then modifying those pieces by hand is the way I put my wardrobe together. I’ve since taught myself to sew and now make clothing.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Crossplay

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Wonder Woman

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Costumers Meet and Greet

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am Stitch and Share – Saturday

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Costuming to Body Type

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Costuming Without Breaking the Bank

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Star Trek Costuming

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Detail Oriented

 

SunnyJim Morgan

SunnyJim is a bespoke shoemaker and artist working primarily in textiles. A Lord of the Rings nerd since the second grade, she’s also fond of the 10th Doctor, those books by Rowling, and her darling husband. Her owners, a pair of incorrigible housecats, diligently supervise all of her work.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Hats to Spats

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Practical Considerations for Costumers

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Set the Style: Accessories

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Make your own book in one hour

 

Lee Moyer

How can YOU become a Famous Artist(tm) like Lee Moyer in just FOUR SIMPLE STEPS? 1: Starving Artist Spend a decade putting terrible and inadequate (if sometimes amusing) art in convention art shows. 2: Science! The next decade as Docent & Naturalist Illustrator at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and for the National Zoo. 3: Art and its Direction The third decade as Art Director for EA, Brand Designer for the Jackson Hole Soda Co., Concept Lead for Hasbro, et al. 4: Freelance (Affordable-lance) Illustrations and posters for Stephens King and Sondheim, George RR Martin, Tori Amos, Iain M Banks, et al. The Call of Cthulhu, Spiderman 2, 13th Age and The Doom That Came to Atlantic City. Collaborations with many best-selling-authors for his trilogy of Literary Pin-Up Calendars.

www.leemoyer.com @lccmoyer

www.leemoyer.ninja (shhhhh!)

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Comics Created Our Modern Mythologies

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Moving Beyond the Norm of The Model Model

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm So happy together

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Developing Artists Sketch Book Critique

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Art Show Docent Tour with Lee Moyer

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Graphic Novels and Comics as Literature

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Can Movies Capture the Joy of Comics?

 

Sara Mueller

Sara is a Pacific Northwest writer, and a real live escaped Yooper. She has been through every state in the lower 48, and has lived in six of them. Sara is an amateur historian. She’s ridden horses in multiple disciplines, including dressage, reining, jumping, vaulting, and side saddle. She is informed by reliable parties that her attachment to ‘project horses’ is a form of mental instability. Among other things, Sara has worked as a paid Elizabethan recreator, a knitting instructor, and a stage hand. She graduated from Sweet Briar College (English, Anthropology, and History) and had post-graduate training in education at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Economics of Fantasy Worlds

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Twisted History

Fri 6:30pm – 7:00pm Endeavour Awards

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm The Real Middle Ages

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Research for alternate history.

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Et Tu Brute

 

Alexandre Muniz

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Extra, Extra!

Mark Niemann-Ross

Mark writes Science Fiction and appears in Analog Magazine and Stupefying Stories. During the day he writes, teaches the R programming language, plays bass and raises chickens. His current project is a murder mystery solved by a refrigerator.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Are Makers the future?

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Biotechnology of Reproduction

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Science, SF, and Religion
 

Andrew Nisbet

Andrew Nisbet is a research consultant who has frightened at least one U.S. government agency into assigning a person to keep track of his research activities. Andrew has been known to steal the odd secret from neighboring countries. He has taught college-level courses in history, political science, English, & film, fired the odd artillery shot at countries where we were not – no, really – at war, run for public office, and sided with the Grand Council of the Cree against the bureaucracy of Hydro-Quebec. Ask him about passing secret electronic notes to the attorneys at Enron depositions sometime. Oh, and he sometimes programs science fiction conventions, too.

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Distorting the past

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Limits of Inclusivity

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Putting the Play Back into Role-playing

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Creating Convention Policies

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm What players want out of a game

 

G. David Nordley

G. David Nordley is the pen name of Gerald David Nordley, an author and consulting astronautical engineer. A retired Air Force officer, worked in spacecraft orbital operations, engineering, and testing as advanced spacecraft propulsion research. He is also an investor in a couple of relatively new Aerospace companies. As a writer of fiction and nonfiction, his main interest is the future of human exploration and settlement of space, and his stories typically focus on the dramatic aspects of individual lives within the broad sweep of a plausible human future. Gerald is a past Hugo and nebula award nominee as well as a four-time winner of the Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact annual “AnLab” reader’s poll. His latest novel is To Climb a Flat Mountain, and the latest book is a collection, Prelude to Stars, available from Brief Candle Press or through Amazon.com. The latest new publication at this writing is “Last Call,” due out in How Beer Saved the World 2, due from Skywarrior Press in 2016. He lives in

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Trash VS Treasure: What to keep, What to toss

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Go To Mars? We Can’t Make Orbit.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm The Real Middle Ages

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Going to Mars to colonize it

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Rockets and space drives

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm KIC 8462852 also known as Tabby’s Star

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Backyard Astronomy

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Et Tu Brute

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Last August’s Eclipse

 

Doug Odell

Former Managing Editor for Science Fiction Review and current publisher for MVP Publishing. Doug Odell has co-authored two books in the Nanoclone Trilogy (PRINCE OF EUROPE and BISHOP OF ROME) as well as the short story A Quantum Field of Ghosts and Shadows (all with Elton Elliott).

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm The Realities of Leaving Earth

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Research for alternate history.

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Publishing Ethics

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Pseudonyms, Genre and Branding
 

Raishaan Oleary

Musician, Friend, Flutterby, Rich can be found wandering the halls chatting with friends and momentarily alighting near whatever has caught his interest this time, in a filk circle, or quietly picking out a tune in the corner with his trusty 6 string guitar. He is also performing lead vocals/guitar with his band Starlight, along with John Gray III on bass/vocals, Nick Hagen on drums, Alicia Peterson on Ukelele/vocals, Briar Rose on a variety of instruments/vocals, and Stephanie Weippert on vocals. Usually ready with a hug or an ear for whoever needs one, he’s been in fandom for more years than he really wants to think about, but hey, when you’re home you’re home. 🙂

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Concert for Kids!

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Sea and Star Chantey 101

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Learn the songs “everyone knows”

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Concert: Starlight

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Theme Circle: Star Wars

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Band Scramble

Sun 3:00pm – 4:00pm Jam In The Key of C

 

Wolfcat

Wolfcat has been sewing in one form or another since the early 70’s. Her love of science fiction and fantasy actually predates the fascination with sewing because she
snuck her father’s Asimov and Heinlein books instead of “Dick and Jane”; even doing more gaming than homework in college. She owns more sf books than her local
library; does medieval, science fiction, and full-bore fantasy competition costumes, and delights in learning or sharing new concepts.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Cosplay Geometry: Rectangular Construction

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Hair of Middle Earth

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm For the Love of Cosplay!!!

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Crossplay

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm 101 uses for Pleather and/or T-shirts!

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Creature Feature Dance Party

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Costumers Meet and Greet

Sat 9:00am – 11:00am Intro to Fandom Quilting

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cosplay is not consent

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Set the Style: Accessories

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Meet a Cosplayer! Q & A and More

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm OryKids Face Painting, Parade & More!

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Star Trek Costuming

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cosplay for People of All Abilities

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Costume Critique with Experienced Judges

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Costume Exchange

 

Steve Perry

Lots of books, animated TV scripts, short stories, spec movie scripts, yadda, yadda, yadda …

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Writing other Genders: Is It Really That Hard?

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Show Vs. Tell

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Women Role Models in Science Fiction

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Loving Your Villain

Sun 3:00pm – 4:00pm Jam In The Key of C

 

Diana Pharaoh Francis

DIANA PHARAOH FRANCIS writes books of a fantastical, adventurous, and often romantic

nature. Her award-nominated books include The Path series, the Horngate Witches series, the

Crosspointe Chronicles, and Diamond City Magic books, and the Mission: Magic series. She’s

owned by two corgis, spends much of her time herding children, and likes rocks, geocaching,

knotting up yarn, and has a thing for 1800s England, especially the Victorians. For more about

her writing, visit www.dianapfrancis.com. She can also be found on twitter as @dianapfrancis,

and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Diana.Pharaoh.Francis/

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Checks & Balances: Magic in a Fantasy Setting

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am I Quit My Job to Be a Writer! WHAT HAVE I DONE?

Sat 12:00pm – 12:30pm Diana Francis Reading

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Freaking Me Out, Not Grossing Me Out

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Crime and Fantasy

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm The Full-Time Writer’s Safety Net

 

John A Pitts

John A Pitts learned to love science fiction at the knee of his grandmother, listening to her read authors like Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard during his childhood in rural Kentucky.

He lives his life surrounded by books and story. Selling his own tales still comes as a surprise to him.

The first four books in the Sarah Beauhall urban fantasy series are out

1) Black Blade Blues, Tor Books, 2010

2) Honeyed Words, Tor Books, 2011

3) Forged in Fire, Tor Books, 2012

4) Night Terrors, Wordfire Press, 2015

His first short story collection, Bravado’s House of Blues, came out fall of 2013 from Fairwood Press. He is currently wrapping the fifth book in the Sarah Beauhall series and is plotting his next project.

John has a BA in English and a Masters of Library Science from University of Kentucky.

John is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Dark Forces Defense League.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Economics of Fantasy Worlds

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Ghost in the Machine or Grandpa?

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Minor Characters

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Autograph Session 5

Sun 10:30am – 11:00am John Pitts Reading

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm How to Write a Series

 

EM Prazeman

EM Prazeman, aka Kamila Z Miller, is a writer, artist and book designer who lives in the Pacific NW with her husband, international man of mystery Rory Miller. She primarily writes LGBT-friendly fantasy novels, which include The Lord Jester’s Legacy trilogy. Her short stories can be found in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and a handful of anthologies. She also writes non-fiction as Tammy Owen. She’s traveled to some neat places, including Belize, the Czech Republic, Greece, and has gone round Ireland clockwise. She has fired some archaic weapons including a flintlock pistol, a primitive revolver, and longbow. She enjoys sailing and has studied celestial navigation. For more info visit emprazeman.com, kzmiller.com or wyrdgoat.com.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Open Crafts Hour

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Organizing a Successful Critique Group

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Paranormal Romance: It’s All About the Love, Baby!

Fri 11:00pm – Sat 12:00am Putting the Oomph in your Smut, + readings (18+)

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Adding Authenticity to Historical Fiction and Fantasy

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm NIWA Meet & Greet

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Themes in SF

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Autograph Session 4

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Whedonesque Femmes

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Writing Believable Sex Scenes

Sat 10:00pm – 11:00pm Smut, Gore, and More

Sat 11:00pm – Sun 12:00am Quickies! – Short Erotic Readings

 

Rica Queenie

Hello all; I’m Queenie! I’ve been cosplaying since 2007. My favorite cosplays I’ve done include Jotun Loki from Marvel Comics, Kilgharrah the Great Dragon from BBC’s Merlin, Greg from Over the Garden Wall, and many iterations of Canada from Hetalia. I’ve got an Associates Degree in English Literature, and I’m currently working toward a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design and Product Development. I’m excited to be attending Orycon with you all; feel free to come say “Hello!” if you see me.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Sewing Basics

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Crossplay

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Costumers Meet and Greet

Sat 12:00am – 1:00am Midnight Erotica reading

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Star Wars Costuming

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Historical Costuming

Sat 4:00pm – 4:45pm Anime: Where to start

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Anime trivia!

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Live Cosplay Figure Drawing

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Detail Oriented

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Pattern Modification

 

Irene Radford

Irene Radford has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. A member of an endangered species, a native Oregonian who lives in Oregon, she and her husband make their home in Welches, Oregon where deer, bears, coyotes, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers feed regularly on their back deck.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Endings: Cuddling with the Reader

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Phyllis Irene Radford Book Launch Party!

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am Faery in Story

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm The Not-So-Basic Basics for New Writers

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Autograph Session 3

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Healers, Shamans & Clerics, Oh My!

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Campcon Anthologies Readings

Sun 12:00pm – 12:30pm Irene Radford reading

 

Roget Ratchford

“Mechanical Engineer by day, body painter by night” has been the tagline on my various online profiles for over 15 years (gosh, how has it been so long!?)

During my time as both, I have had the pleasure to interact with some of the most interesting humans I have ever met in my life, and participate in projects that have changed the very fabric of our daily lives and altered the world we live in visible ways. Whether discussing steampunk color theory over doughnuts with a YA author or debugging satellite control software with a Professor Emeritus, I enjoy the connections between disparate parts of life, and the people who bridge them.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Kick-Ass Femmes: Portrayals of Female Fighters in Geek Culture

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Wonder Woman

Fri 9:30pm – 11:30pm The Colors of the Apocalypse

Sat 12:00am – 1:00am Midnight Erotica reading

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Autonomous robots and intelligence

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm The Bechdel Test vs. the Mako Mori Test

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Black Cinderella and the new Jim Crow: Media representation in post-racial America

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Whedonesque Femmes

Sat 10:00pm – 11:00pm Gendering A.I.

 

Bruce Taylor/Mr. Magic Realism

Bruce Taylor (aka. “Mr. Magic Realism”) writes–magic realism and magic realism blended with science fiction. The results can best be seen in an anthology, LIKE WATER FOR QUARKS (baenebooks.com) edited with Elton Elliott, former editor of The Science Fiction Review. The book has work by Ray Bradbury (print edition), Ursula K. LeGuin, Greg Bear, Brian Herbert, William F. Nolan, Kevin J. Anderson, Robert Sawyer among others. The novella, “13 Miles to Paradise” in a collection (with Jay Lake, James VanPelt and Ray Vuckcevich) titled ALEMBICAL (starred review in “Publisher’s Weekly”) also explores this concept. Bruce has a new edition of KAFKA’S UNCLE and Other Strange Tales, released in 2016. The sequel, KAFKA’S UNCLE: THE UNFORTUNATE SEQUEL and Other Insults to the Morally Perfect was also released in 2016 as was the prequel, KAFKA’S UNCLE: THE GHASTLY PREQUEL. Bruce has had seven other books come out in 2017 from ReAnimus Press, the most recent being TALES FROM The GOOD SHIP KAFKABURY.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Choosing Both Traditional and Self-Publishing

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Autograph Session 3

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Pseudonyms, Genre and Branding

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas, and The Markets Who Love Them

 

Theresa Reed

Theresa “Darklady” Reed is the author of “Darklady’s Carnal Archives & Mesmerizing Hate Mail” from Knotted Road Press. She is the woman your parents warned you about.

Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm Polyamory

Fri 11:00pm – Sat 12:00am Putting the Oomph in your Smut, + readings (18+)

Sat 10:00pm – 11:00pm Gendering A.I.

Sat 11:00pm – Sun 12:00am Quickies! – Short Erotic Readings

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Purple prose
Daniel Reitman

Daniel Reitman is a local filk fan who has been involved with running the OryCon music track for many year.

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Filker Memorial

 

Shawna Reppert

Shawna is an award-winning writer of fantasy and steampunk, a best-selling author who keeps her readers up all night and makes them miss work deadlines. Her fiction asks questions for which there are no easy answers while taking readers on a fine adventure that grips them heart and soul. Shawna is fond of Irish music and dance, and she has on occasion been found in medieval garb on a caparisoned horse, throwing javelins into innocent hay bales that never did anything to her.

Fri 12:00pm – 1:00pm Short Stories that Promote Your Work

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Endings: Cuddling with the Reader

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Fantasy as Political Allegory

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Backstory: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Ghost in the Vegan Bar

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm How to Write a Series

 

Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Joyce Reynolds-Ward divides her time between Portland, Oregon, and Enterprise, Oregon. Recent short story publications are in Steam. And Dragons, Trust and Treachery, How Beer Saved the World, and Tales from an Alien Campfire. Recent books include Netwalking Space, Exile’s Honor, and Pledges of Honor. The sequel to Pledges of Honor, Challenges of Honor, will be out in November/December 2017. Book-length works are available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iBooks, and other sources. Alien Savvy is available as an audiobook on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. Follow Joyce’s adventures through her blog at www.joycereynoldsward.com.

Fri 12:00pm – 1:00pm Women in Fantasy

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Are Makers the future?

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Distorting the past

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Research for alternate history.

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Science Fiction as a Tool for Social Change

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Advanced Character Creation

Sat 3:30pm – 4:00pm Joyce Reynolds-Ward Reading

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Cannibalism!

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Fantasy with Non-European settings

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Asteroids or Mars?

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Superheroes and Fairy Tale Princesses

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Other Upcoming Conventions

 

Gibbitt Rhys-Jones

In everybody’s lives there are major plot points. One of Gibbitt’s is when she picked up a copy of The Last Unicorn when she was 8. Another was when she was 13 and picked up Wolf Moon, and yet another was when she took her editing of newspaper skills to help her husband put out an RPG.

Other plot points along the route include going to her first con in 1991, being on her first staff in 1995 (and every year since), and getting married at Norwescon 20.

Gibbitt currently works closely with her husband, Dustin Gross, as an editor on his RPG Neverwhen and company Dragondyne Publishing, as well as her friend at SinCyr Publishing. In her spare time, she freelances, taking in book of all genres. When asked she shrugged and said “I’m just trying to find my niche”.

Gibbitt is a “geek of all trades”, an editor, a writer, a blogger, an art collector, and a fan of fandom. She is 5’9″-ish, hazel eyes, loves short walks on the beach and chocolate pie; anything else can change in the blink of the eye.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Enjoying Your First Con

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Writing and Art for the RPG Industry

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Limits of Inclusivity

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Putting the Play Back into Role-playing

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Flirting 101

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm NIWA Meet & Greet

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Gender and Gaming

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Creating Convention Policies

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Crossover Fandom

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Flirting 102

Sun 12:00pm – 12:30pm Going to a Game Con

 

Jake Richmond

Jake is the creator of the popular webcomic Modest Medusa and the award winning designer of the role playing games The Magical Land of Yeld,Panty Explosion Perfect, Ocean, Sea Dracula, G x B (Girl x Boy) and Classroom Deathmatch.

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Starting a Webcomic

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Web Comics You Should Be Reading

 

Rachel Robinson

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Mermaid Meet and Greet Cove

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Mermaid costuming
Sean Robinson

Dr. Sean Robinson is a research scientist working in the areas of machine learning, social media analysis, artificial intelligence and data science for a leading technology incubator in Seattle. Sean has led a variety of simulation, modeling and analysis tasks pertinent to detection algorithm development, search for items of interest, the protection of U.S. borders and the development of signatures of anomalies and rare events. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington, developing source characterization algorithms for a NASA/DOE Gamma Ray Telescope.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Predictive Modeling

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm The Realities of Leaving Earth

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Nuclear Power

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Rx for Fitness

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am I Want to Get My Science On

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Autonomous robots and intelligence

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Science, SF, and Religion

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm What society will really look like an a post-AI age

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting from Scratch

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm We Can’t Talk to Flipper, so How Can We Talk to Aliens?

 

Jennifer Rosenberg

I write fan fiction, filk, and am working on an original novel. Helping LGBTQA kids and young adults and working to tear down destructive social constructs is a major driving force in my life. I do constant work towards improving my own understanding and the understanding of people around me on issues of intersectionality. I’m also a massive geek for science and speculative fiction.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Medical Ethics of the Future

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Biotechnology of Reproduction

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Limits of Inclusivity

Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm Fanfic Bedtime Stories!

Fri 11:00pm – Sat 12:00am Transgender Progress or Regress

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Themes in SF

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Surviving Cons with Disabilities

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm LGBTQI mixer

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Starting from Scratch

Sun 2:30pm – 3:00pm Jennifer Rosenberg Reading
 

Mary Rosenblum

A Clarion West graduate, and 2008 and 2012 instructor, Mary Rosenblum has published 8 novels and more than 60 short stories with major magazines since 1990. She has been a Nebula and Hugo finalist and a winner of the Compton Crook and Sideways awards. A teacher of writing for 15 years, she helps writers succeed through manuscript evaluations, content editing, and effective promotion.

Fri 12:00pm – 1:00pm Short Stories that Promote Your Work

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Publishing Your Ebook

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Advanced Character Creation

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Backstory: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Reprints

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Me Talk Pretty: Dialogue

 

Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross disguises himself as a stodgy, high-priced Alpha Male attorney and suburban father of two in the mundane world, in an effort to hide his (poorly kept)secret existence as a musician, parody lyricist, book blogger and space mercenary. He has been an OryCon regular since 1997 and helped to run the music programming since 2005. He has been a guest at GaFilk, ConFlikt and Conterpoint, and appeared on the Pegasus ballot for best songwriter and best badass song.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Introduction to Filk and Etiquette in Song Circles

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Group Home for Abandoned Lyrics

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Sea and Star Chantey 101

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Concert: Possible Side Effects

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Band Scramble

 

Erica L. Satifka

Erica L. Satifka is a writer and/or friendly artificial construct, forged in a heady mix of iced coffee and sarcasm. She enjoys rainy days, questioning reality, ignoring her to-do list, and adding to her collection of tattoos. Her British Fantasy Award-nominated debut novel STAY CRAZY was released in August 2016 by Apex Publications, and her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Shimmer, Lightspeed, and Intergalactic Medicine Show. Originally from Pittsburgh, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her spouse Rob and an indeterminate number of cats.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Literary Techniques: Awesome or Snobby?

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Spaceships, Colonists, and Castaways

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Autograph Session 4

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Escape With Us!

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Crime and Fantasy

Sun 10:00am – 10:30am Erica L. Satifka Reading

 

S. B. Sebrick

S. B. Sebrick was raised in Vancouver, Washington. He published his first short story in Clark College’s annual “Phoenix” Anthology in 2005. Since then he’s published short stories in anthologies like, “Portals: Stepping through the Gateway,” “Horseshoes, Hand Grenades and Magic: Where Close Counts,” and “Steam. And Dragons.” He recently finished “Persuader’s Might,” the last of his “Shattered Realms” novels. He often posts updates and teasers about the rest of his works from his website at http://www.sbsebrick.com.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Checks & Balances: Magic in a Fantasy Setting

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Show Vs. Tell

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Superheroes!

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Healers, Shamans & Clerics, Oh My!

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Portraying War in Fantasy

 

Brandon Seifert

Brandon Seifert is a comics, prose and audio drama writer formerly of Portland and currently based on Austin, Texas. His fan-favorite medical horror comic book WITCH DOCTOR was published by Skybound/Image Comics. He’s written comics tie-ins to a variety of properties, including Doctor Who, Hellraiser, and The Fly. He spends his days trying to balance comics work and audio drama scripting, while trying to figure out how to work in writing novels and TV on top of it all! He’s probably the only person you know who’s spent the night in a prison cell in Alcatraz.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm I am Groot

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Writing for Graphic Novels

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm How to market your comic

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm To Build a Starship

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Paradox Space: the Dangers of Open Ended Stories

 

Anna Sheehan

Anna Sheehan is the author of the Hal Clement Golden Duck award winning novel, A Long, Long Sleep, and two subsequent published novels, and is a respected voice in writing communities, both professional and fanfiction. She lives on a farm up a mountain, and would rather be a country mouse than a city mouse.

Fri 1:00pm – 2:00pm What I Wish I Would Have Known: Pitfalls for New Writers

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Open Crafts Hour

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm This Has Nebula Written All Over It

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am Faery in Story

Sat 10:30am – 11:00am Knights & Princesses! Stories, Music & Movement

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Off With Their Heads! Then Put on Another? Make a Mutant Pet.

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm From Fan Fic to Pro

Sat 10:00pm – 11:00pm Smut, Gore, and More

Sun 10:30am – 11:00am Rockets and Robots! Stories, Music & Movement

 

Ethan Siegel

Ethan was born in New York, majored in three different things as an undergrad, and got his Ph.D. in theoretical physics. Yes, you indecisive young people, there is hope! After postdoctoral research focusing on dark matter and cosmic structure formation, he became a physics professor and a professional science communicator. The communication was more fun, so now he writes and speaks full-time, including for Forbes, NASA, and much more. His blog, Starts With A Bang, was voted the #1 science blog on the internet by the Institute of Physics, and, separately, by Real Clear Science. His new book, Treknology: The Science Of Star Trek From Tricorders To Warp Drive, is available here at Orycon!

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cosplay is not consent

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Un-Extinction

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm KIC 8462852 also known as Tabby’s Star

Sat 10:00pm – Sun 12:00am Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Last August’s Eclipse

 

Sheila Simonson

Sheila Simonson is a longtime fan and a member of the Endeavour Award committee. She taught both science fiction and fiction writing at Clark College for many years. Her fifteenth novel, Call Down the Hawk, a mystery, is available from Perseverance Press or Amazon.com in both regular and eBook formats. Her latest regency, The Young Pretender, is available from Uncial Press in e-book format. She is working on an historical novel about the impact of the GI Bill.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Economics of Fantasy Worlds

Fri 6:30pm – 7:00pm Endeavour Awards

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm The Real Middle Ages

Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm Historical Figures in Fantasy

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm The Softer Side of SF

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm How to Write a Series

 

Dave Smeds

Dave Smeds is the author of novels The Sorcery Within, The Schemes of Dragons, and X-Men: Law of the Jungle, along with many pieces of short fiction published in such venues as Asimov’s SF, F&SF, Realms of Fantasy, Sword and Sorceress, Peter S. Beagle’s Immortal Unicorn, Year’s Best Horror 7, David Copperfield’s Tales of the Impossible, Full Spectrum 4, Nanodreams, and The Shimmering Door. His forthcoming novel is The Wizard’s Nemesis.

Fri 12:00pm – 1:00pm Women in Fantasy

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Voice and Style

Sat 2:30pm – 3:00pm Dave Smeds Reading

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Agents of Change

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas, and The Markets Who Love Them
 

Dale Ivan Smith

Dale Ivan Smith got into trouble in grade school for sneaking off to the library during class, so naturally after earning a history degree he became a librarian, and has worked for Multnomah County Library system since 1987.

His stories have appeared in various online magazines. His collaboration with K.C. Ball, “Running Tangent”, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2015. Currently he is working on his urban fantasy series, “The Empowered”, due out in late 2016.

He is a life-long gamer and science fiction/fantasy fan.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm Publishing Your Ebook

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Endings: Cuddling with the Reader

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Storytelling Games/ Construction Toys

Sat 10:30am – 11:00am Knights & Princesses! Stories, Music & Movement

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Tabletop: Recent Favorites

Sun 10:30am – 11:00am Rockets and Robots! Stories, Music & Movement

Sun 1:00pm – 1:30pm Dale Ivan Smith Reading

 

Lisa Snellings

Lisa Snellings is a visual artist perhaps best known for her fantastical and whimsical character called Poppet. She also creates larger static and kinetic sculptures, paintings, drawings and books. Her art has graced the covers of magazines and books and inspired stories from some of the best in Science Fiction and Fantasy including Larry Niven, Gene Wolfe, Neil Gaiman, Peter S. Beagle and Jack Dann. She is currently writing and designing an art book about fear called “Night Birds.” She has a Patreon page to help support these creative efforts. Lisa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family of humans and cats.

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Craft as Art

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm In A Dark Time: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and the Act of Creating Art

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Finding Horror in the Everyday

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Showing up for the work

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Stereoscopic and 3D Images

 

Jeff Soesbe

Jeff Soesbe’s story sales include Andromeda Spaceways, Flash Fiction Online, Weird Tales, Apex Publishing, and DayBreak Magazine. By day he is a software engineer at a subsea robotics company in Northern California.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Literary Techniques: Awesome or Snobby?

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm How to Give a Dynamite Reading

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Sci Fi Ask Me Another! (Quiz Show

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Trades versus Weeklies Economics

 

Carl Solovox

Solovox is not really a DJ, but he stopped correcting people years ago. Call him what you want, he has been an essential crowd favorite of the Portland and West Coast music scene for 16 years…headlining countless shows and festivals with an ridiculous blend of live keyboard wizardry and irresistible, positive music.

Remixing DJ tracks live onstage…playing original compositions, and sometimes completely improvising, he lays down walls of pure sound blending psychedelic synths and filthy funk licks that blend modern dance music with a nod to his classic rock and jazz roots. If you’ve never seen it, it’s time.

In 2010 he almost caused the collapse of the Hawthorne Bridge in downtown Portland as 2,000+ people danced to his music. Oregon Public Broadcasting featured this moment in Oregon Art Beat in 2012; learn more on the bio page www.solovox.com

Sat 10:00pm – Sun 12:00am Solovox!

 

Ayla Spillman

I’m an avid fan of anime, particularly Attack on Titan, Deathnote, OHSHC, Parasyte, Erase, and Say I Love You (just to name a few). I enjoy cosplaying, video games, especially Undertale, and table top RPGs. I am extremely gifted in the art of Silly Face Making (It’s a serious subject).

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Hunger Games: Make Your Own District Pin!

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm MemeTown Express.

Sat 1:00pm – 1:30pm Otaku Meetup & Pocky Tasting!

Sat 1:30pm – 2:00pm Anime & Manga Reviews: Must or Bust?

Sat 4:00pm – 4:45pm Anime: Where to start

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Fandom: Accio Prequels, Sequels, & Fan Creations!

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Anime trivia!

Sat 8:00pm – 10:00pm Can You Survive an Age of Automatons?

 

Katrina Spillman

Katrina is an avid Fan of many fantasy and sci-fi verses and the proud mother of 3 children, each named for characters in epic literary series.

She is particularly skilled at the Oregon Trail, frequently making it to Oregon in July. Last time she played Ned Stark died of dysentery, but perhaps that’s to be expected…

She is Editor of the Pocket Pro and has named each of her three children after characters in epic fantasy series.

Find her and try to name the symbols on her bicep tattoo.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Hunger Games: Make Your Own District Pin!

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Fandom: Accio Prequels, Sequels, & Fan Creations!

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm American gods: Perspectives & Personal Pantheons

Sat 8:00pm – 10:00pm Can You Survive an Age of Automatons?

Sat 11:00pm – Sun 12:00am Stand Up For Geeks!

 

Tristian Spillman

In addition to being a celebrated stand-up comedian, Master Spillman is an efficacious writer of comic books, a published playwright, and is in fact the very anthropomorphic personification of humility. (We have video proof.)

Tristian lives in Gresham, OR with his beautiful wife, three better than average looking kids and a cat to which most observers seem to express ambivalence in regards to its attractiveness. For example they might say, “I don’t know, it’s an OK looking cat I guess.” During a six month period of his senior year in high school, Tristian could do a backflip.

Sat 1:00pm – 1:30pm Otaku Meetup & Pocky Tasting!

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm American gods: Perspectives & Personal Pantheons

Sat 8:00pm – 10:00pm Can You Survive an Age of Automatons?

Sat 11:00pm – Sun 12:00am Stand Up For Geeks!

 

C.M. Spivey

C.M. Spivey is a speculative fiction writer, author of the high fantasy Trident Chronicles series, and the paranormal series, The Unliving. His enduring love of fantasy started young. Now, he explores the rules and ramifications of magic in his own works and as a panromantic asexual trans man, he’s committed to queering his favorite genres.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Religion in Fantasy

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Finding Diverse Voices & Characters in SF/F

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Dark Fantasy

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Why Fantasy Matters

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Loving Your Villain

 

The Pulp Stage

Since 2010 The Pulp Stage has been providing live storytelling for fans of science fiction, fantasy and suspense.

The Company’s current format for performing is called “Prime”: Dialogue read-alouds without sets, props or even stage movement.

This stripped down format makes the producing of a show very easy, as well as giving a lot of magic to the audience (sometimes what you CAN’T see makes the best hook).

The Prime project started in 2013. Collaborators have included Tina Connolly, Liz Argall, Ken Scholes, Terry Bisson, David D. Levine, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Shane Halbach and Alex Shvartsman.

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Feedback Workshop

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Audiobook Technique Presentation

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Storytelling Karaoke

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Freaking Me Out, Not Grossing Me Out

 

Debra Stansbury

Debra is an advocate of well-written fan fiction, loves to create things with her hands, organizes people and their stuff, and wanders around the internet looking for shiny things. She’s a long time volunteer for Orycon (has chaired once), GameStorm (has chaired once), Kumoricon (anyone want cat ears?), and serves on the Board for OSFCI (because she hasn’t learned her lesson). When not raising her hand to help, she holds down a desk job and rides around on her shiny red scooter.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Fanfic for Beginners: I Want to Write (or Beta)!

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm “Yarning” for The Doctor & Jayne, I: Intro to Knitting & Crocheting for Space Travelers

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm “Yarning” for the Doctor & Jayne, II: Specialized Knitting & Crocheting

Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm Fanfic Bedtime Stories!

Fri 11:00pm – Sat 12:00am Putting the Oomph in your Smut, + readings (18+)

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Creating Convention Policies

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Crossover Fandom

Sat 9:00pm – 10:00pm Writing Believable Sex Scenes

Sun 12:00pm – 12:30pm Going to a Game Con

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Other Upcoming Conventions

Sun 3:00pm – 4:00pm Geeks Against Misogyny, Entitlement, & Racism

 

Lisa Steenson

Lisa has been designing games since 2005 and has, in distribution, Redneck Life Board Game, Trailer Park Wars Game, Oh Gnome You Don’t! Board Game, Flea Marketeers Board Game and Cheap Shot Card Game. There are four titles in process as of this printing. She lives in SW Washington and enjoys most of the process of having a game company. Her games are in game and hobby shops in the US and Canada plus the gift, book, toy and card markets. Through design, testing, production, logistics, distribution, sales, marketing and accounting, she often wonders how the heck it all gets done. Aside from game design, Lisa, and partner Brian, own and operate an Air BNB on the river, in the woods…always an adventure!

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Game Design 101

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Teaching that Great New Game

 

Richard Stephens

Richard Stephens is an actor, director and stage designer and loves theatrical costuming as well as cosplay. Not having a preference or specialty, Richard moves easily between historical costume, science fiction and fantasy. With 30 years in fandom, Richard loves teaching and encouraging new fans who are excited to learn about the magic of costuming.

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Costumers Meet and Greet

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Star Wars Costuming

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Cosfluff 101: Plus-Sized Costuming

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Historical Costuming

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Embracing Body Positivity via Cosplay, Crossplay, and Fanfic

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Group Costuming

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Pattern Modification

 

Eleanor Stokes

Eleanor is a filk musician and amatur stop motion artist.

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Grrl Gamer Trends

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Defining Steampunk

 

Timothy Storey

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Storytelling Games/ Construction Toys

Sat 9:00am – 10:30am Free Play: Build Box Forts

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Cardboard Construction: Make Armor or Model Castles.

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Design and Play Your own Game

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) for Kids

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Potions and Gadgets: Science with Dr. CodeWorx

Sun 2:00pm – 4:00pm Kids’ Maker Lab – Household Junk to Sci-Fi Treasure?

 

Jeff Sturgeon

Jeff is a northwest artist known for his beautiful award winning metal paintings and is considered one of the top astronomical and science fiction artists working in the field today with guest of honor appearance at exhibitions and conventions around the country and his newest works are highly sought after by collectors. Jeff paints primarily with acrylics on textured aluminum and over the years has gatherered an impressive client list from book, music and magazine publishers to JPL NASA. Jeff was an art director and game designer in the computer game buisness for many years most notably Electronic Arts before turning to illustrating and painting full time. Jeff is working on his own book project for WordFire Press called Jeff Sturgeon’s Last Cities of Earth due summer of 2016. Jeff lives in the Cascade foothills with sons Duncan and Corwin.

www.jeffsturgeon.com

jeffsturgeon1@hotmail.com

Fri 4:00pm – 6:00pm Jeff Sturgeon Paints

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Take Another Little Piece of my Art Now Baby

Sat 4:00pm – 6:00pm Jeff Sturgeon Paints Part 2

 

Patrick Swenson

Patrick Swenson edited Talebones magazine for 14 years, and he still runs Fairwood Press, a book line, which began in 2000. A graduate of Clarion West, his first novel The Ultra Thin Man appeared from Tor in 2014. The sequel, The Ultra Big Sleep, appeared 2016. He has sold stories to the anthology Like Water for Quarks, and magazines such as Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine, Figment, and others. He runs the Rainforest Writers Village retreat every spring at Lake Quinault, Washington. He is a high school teacher and lives in Bonney Lake, Washington with his son Orion.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Choosing Both Traditional and Self-Publishing

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Publishing Ethics

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Agents of Change

Sat 8:00pm – 8:30pm Patrick Swenson Reading

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Me Talk Pretty: Dialogue

 

Rachel Swirsky

Rachel Swirsky is a short story writer living in Bakersfield, California.

Her short fiction has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Sturgeon Award. She’s twice won the Nebula Award, in 2010 for her novella, “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window” and in 2014 for her short story, “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love.” She graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 2008 and Clarion West in 2005.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm The Paranormal as Metaphor

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am Faery in Story

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Minor Characters

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Structurally Speaking

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Why Fantasy Matters

 

Tristan J. Tarwater

Tristan J. Tarwater is the author of novels, comics and RPG bits. Her titles include HEN & CHICK: The Marauders’ Island, The Valley of Ten Crescents series, Shamsee, and Reality Makes the Best Fantasy. She has also contributed to RPG books by Onyx Path and Pelgrane Press. Born and raised in New York City, she now calls Portland, Oregon home.

Fri 2:00pm – 2:30pm Tristan J. Tarwater Reading

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Religion in Fantasy

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Finding Diverse Voices & Characters in SF/F

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Writing for Graphic Novels

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm What society will really look like an a post-AI age

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Graphic Novels and Comics as Literature

 

Elaine Teadtke

I have been a part of the costuming community for the past 20+ years. My interests are eclectic and diverse, depending on – Ooh, Shiny!

Sat 9:00am – 10:00am Stitch and Share – Saturday

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Off With Their Heads! Then Put on Another? Make a Mutant Pet.

Sun 9:00am – 10:00am Stitch and Share – Sunday

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Dexterity Games

 

Tim Thomas

Tim is an avid lover of experimental science with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering. Tim is a certified GIA graduate gemologist, private pilot, and scanning electron beam microscopist. Tim’s hobbies are optical mineralogy, gemology, gemstone faceting, and traveling.

Fri 2:00pm – 5:00pm Tesla Coil Demo Set-Up

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Tesla Coil Demonstrations

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Tesla Coil Demonstrations

Sun 9:00am – 11:00am Tesla Coil Demo Take-Down

 

Linnea Thompson

Linnea Thompson is Music Track Lead for OryCon 39.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Introduction to Filk and Etiquette in Song Circles

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Band Scramble

 

Victor Lyle Thorn

Victor L. Thorn was born in November of 1951 under another name, one he wishes were best left forgotten. Oldest son of one of Hoffman Estates’ first town drunks, he escaped the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago (and evaded the draft) in 1972 by voluntarily joining the United States Navy. A veteran of nearly 15 years, he has been nearly everything from avionics tech to truck driver, father, grandfather, college student (X3) (“Vic, wouldn’t it have been easier if you hadn’t partied your way out of college in the first place?” “Only if you don’t take into account what I would have missed by not.”), editor, haunted house monster, female(?) (“Go ahead and laugh if you want. I’ve built hours of comedy material around that one!”), and only God knows what else.

Fri 3:00pm – 3:30pm Victor Lyle Thorn Reading

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Nuclear Power

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Paranormal Romance: It’s All About the Love, Baby!

Fri 11:00pm – Sat 12:00am Transgender Progress or Regress

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Autograph Session 2

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Science, SF, and Religion

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Science and Spirituality

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm KIC 8462852 also known as Tabby’s Star

Sat 11:00pm – Sun 12:00am Quickies! – Short Erotic Readings

Sun 12:00am – 1:00am Spectral Investigations

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Hacking Biology

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm We Can’t Talk to Flipper, so How Can We Talk to Aliens?

 

Contessa Paxton Timmerman

Contessa Paxton Timmerman is an accomplished craftswoman, working in many mediums including writing, knitting, crocheting watercolours, charcoal sketches, and designing Costumes. Her costuming talent began in 1986 at Gavilan College in Gilroy, CA. Contessa is an award-winning Quilt designer. She has been quilting and sewing for over 30+ years.

One of her friend encouraged her to write a Novel, so in 2010. she joined NaNoWriMo She has won 4 out of the 7 years she has participated. Contessa has been a part of NIWA (Northwest Independent Writers Association) since its inception in 2011.

Contessa’s love of conventions began in the 1980’s. and has been a part of Creation Station at Orycon since 2011.

Since then, she has participated and join in on many panels at Orycon, NewconPDX, Westercon, and Gearcon.

Contessa is originally from the great state of California and currently calls the Pacific Northwest home. She is happily married to her husband Carl for 22 years. They have two children.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Hair of Middle Earth

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm “Yarning” for The Doctor & Jayne, I: Intro to Knitting & Crocheting for Space Travelers

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm “Yarning” for the Doctor & Jayne, II: Specialized Knitting & Crocheting

Sat 9:00am – 11:00am Intro to Fandom Quilting

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm NIWA Meet & Greet

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Kitten Kaboodle: Share Cat Joys & Make Cat Toys!

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Intro to Sewing Repair/DIY Repair Kit

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Advanced Crochet: Make Gifts for Premies

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Fandom Foodmaking!

 

Nora Timmerman

Nora has been cosplaying for several years, going by the cosplay name MeraHunt. Her main fandom include Fable, The Elder Scrolls, and Harry Potter.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Fanfic for Beginners: I Want to Write (or Beta)!

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Kick-Ass Femmes: Portrayals of Female Fighters in Geek Culture

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Cosplay, Garb, Masquerade Show & Tell.

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Ye Intro To Faire

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Fandom: Accio Prequels, Sequels, & Fan Creations!

 

Roy Torley

Roy Torley started playing the upright string bass in fourth grade. He is recognized as a virtuoso on the Ukrainian bandura and Russian balalaika. He regularly performs with his wife, Joan Gaustad, at the Northwest Folklife Festival and in the Portland-metro area, Oregon.

He helped create and develop the first wind energy technology program at Columbia Gorge Community College in 2006. He currently tutors, does web site development, and gives lecture-demos at local retirement communities.

Fri 5:00pm – 5:30pm Concert: North of the Black Sea

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Cassini and Juno Missions to Saturn and Jupiter

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Scab Lands of Earth and Mars

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Backyard Astronomy

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Last August’s Eclipse

 

Tammy Tripp

Tammy is a PNW artist who is known for her colorful esoteric themes and whimsical fantasy art. Inspired by imaginative visions she works to translate her musings into art pieces that engage the viewer.

Raised in a small Michigan “tourist” town she followed a family tradition joined the army to see the world. After 10 years she left the service and enrolled in the Art Institute of Seattle while her husband continued his military service. It wasn’t long after graduation that she was introduced to the world of Science Fiction Conventions where her brand of art was well received and she found acceptance. After her husband retired from the Army they moved to Eastern Oregon. She works full time in agricultural conservation and hopes to see retirement someday. Her “off” hours are devoted to creating art, gardening, and helping her husband manage a small hobby farm.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Military and Politics of Star Wars

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Going to Mars to colonize it

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm What society will really look like an a post-AI age

 

andyvanoverberghe

andyvanoverberghe is a Pacific Northwest artist whose current work consists of high detail fine art illustrations using ink and charcoal on wood, paper, and stone.
With formal studies in animation and media production, his works span several genres including Science Fiction, Fantasy, Sacred Geometry, Philosophy, Nature, Anatomy,
and the Cosmos. Using the natural elements of the organic canvas he subconsciously draws and consciously designs storied worlds invoking imagination and contemplation.
His creations have collected numerous honors from exhibitions through out the PNW, including Best of Show at the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention.

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Distorting the past

Fri 8:30pm – 10:00pm Art Show Reception

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Working analogue in the digital age

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Extra curricular activities

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm In A Dark Time: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and the Act of Creating Art

 

Vincent Vaughn

Vincent makes his home in Portland, OR. When he is not working for a company that does database and web services support for the automotive industry, he is working on several pieces of artwork, playing RPG and MMO computer games and is an official member of the local chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club appearing in costume at charity fundraisers for children and other public events.

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Cosplay, Garb, Masquerade Show & Tell.

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Star Wars Costuming

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Convention and Hall Costuming

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Costuming for Those Who Don’t Sew

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Group Costuming

 

Diana Vick

“Steampunk needs historical accuracy like a dirigible needs a goldfish” Diana Vick coined this phrase the very first time she dressed up in steampunk attire and it has endured.

In the past nine years, Diana has given talks, written articles, held classes, created events and run a convention all based on the genre of steampunk. Diana was vice chair, creative director, and co-founder of Steamcon, which ran for five years in Bellevue WA. She was honored as the first fan guest of honor at Clockwork Alchemy, a steampunk convention in California. Her award winning steampunk costumes and props are some of her proudest accomplishments. Her work appears in 1,000 Steampunk Creations and she was being featured in an issue of Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue. Even her artwork has taken a turn for the Victorian, as can be seen in her Zazzle shop; Steamporium. Her past work includes animation, comic books and collectible card art including Magic the Gathering and Legend of the Five Rings.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Practical Considerations for Costumers

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Steampunk Prop-making

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Costumers Meet and Greet

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Convention and Hall Costuming

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Costuming for Those Who Don’t Sew

 

Josh Vogt

Author and editor Josh Vogt’s work covers fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, pulp, and more. His tie-in fantasy novel, Pathfinder Tales: Forge of Ashes, was published alongside the launch of his urban fantasy series, The Cleaners, with “Enter the Janitor” and “The Maids of Wrath”. He’s a Scribe Award and Compton Crook Award finalist, and a member of SFWA and the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Find him at JRVogt.com or on Twitter @JRVogt.

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Writing and Art for the RPG Industry

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Finding Diverse Voices & Characters in SF/F

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am I Quit My Job to Be a Writer! WHAT HAVE I DONE?

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Freaking Me Out, Not Grossing Me Out

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Dark Fantasy

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Why Fantasy Matters

 

Chris Waffle

Chris Waffle (lead vocals and bass for Megathruster) moved to Portland from a state to the south which shall not be named. He started writing and releasing nerd rock albums in 2005 as part of his former band Hot Waffles. The origin of his clever, goofy, nerd rock songwriting super power is said to have begun when, after endless hours of playing Castlevania, he finally beat the final boss. In a raw, visceral, joy, he threw his controller down and danced like Carlton only to watch on in horror as a gargoyle dropped down to begin a second final fight. With virtually no life left, and the controller half way across the room, he watched helplessly as he died on the brink of greatness. In rage and grief, he vowed to find greatness one day in the only way he knew how – writing songs, singing about nerd pop culture, and perhaps one day facing the gargoyle again – face to face, man to man.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Stage Patter Workshop

Fri 9:00pm – 10:00pm Megathruster

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm So You Want to Produce a CD

 

Wendy N. Wagner

Wendy N. Wagner is a full-time SF/F nerd. She is the author of AN OATH OF DOGS, a sci-fi thriller, as well as two Pathfinder Tales novels. She serves as the managing/associate editor at LIGHTSPEED and NIGHTMARE magazines, and served as the Guest Editor of NIGHTMARE’s Queers Destroy Horror! special issue. She lives in Milwaukie, Oregon, with her very understanding family. Keep up with her at winniewoohoo.com.

Fri 6:00pm – 6:30pm Wendy N. Wagner Reading

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Interactive Writing Workshop

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Autograph Session 3

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Cannibalism!

Sat 10:00pm – Sun 12:00am Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Jessica Walsh

A full time writer and seamstress, Jessica Walsh (or Snow Cosplays) knows how important it is to find your own voice and place in the world. Diversity and representation are equally important to her and while she writes about a range of queer characters, she works to help everyone feel like a princess no matter what their shape or size. With her partner, Briana/Brichibi Cosplays, these two ladies are a positive force wherever they go with whatever they create.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Ceremonies

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Costuming to Body Type

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Costuming Without Breaking the Bank

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Conversation with our Costuming GoH

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm From Fan Fic to Pro

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Diversity in Fiction: Do’s and Don’ts

 

Blaze Ward

Blaze Ward writes epic science fiction in the Jessica Keller Chronicles and the Science Officer series. He also writes other Alexandria Station stories, including Doyle Iwakuma, and Henri Baudin, as well as Modern Gods superhero myths and exotic things like The Collective and Fairchild. You can find out more at his website www.blazeward.com, as well as Facebook, Goodreads, and other places.

Blaze’s works are available as ebooks, paper, and audio, and can be found at a variety of online vendors (Kobo, Amazon, and others). His newsletter comes out quarterly, and you can also follow his blog on his website. He really enjoys interacting with fans, and looks forward to any and all questions – even ones about his books!

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Go To Mars? We Can’t Make Orbit.

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Nuclear Power

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Spaceships, Colonists, and Castaways

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Rockets and space drives

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Unmanning the Front

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Backyard Astronomy

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Asteroids or Mars?

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm The Suburban Survivalist

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Superheroes in Times of Crisis

 

Ylluria WaterSong

Some people believe that unless you look like Madison or Ariel, there’s no WAY you could be a mermaid. -And for eons, I believed that too. As a fluffy, legally blind waterspirit, I didn’t begin sharing my fins w/the world until 4 years ago, when I -finally- realized that life’s too short NOT to follow your dreams!

So now as a professional mermaid & entertainer, I travel in & around the Portland area flipping my fins, singing songs, bellydancing, making art of all kinds & doing everything I can to make dreams come true- both for me & others! 😀 My aim is to show the world that EVERYbody deserves to live their dreams, and that there’s more to being a powerful, divine & magickal mer than size, gender, color or dis/ability.

At present, I’m working on a mermaid-themed makeup & costumery YouTube channel, as well as a VERY special endeavor bringing merfolk & ASL together; called the Mermaid Sign Project! There’s SO much magic in the world, and I love doing all I can to help others cultivate & celebrate it! ^_^

Fri 12:00pm – 1:00pm Women in Fantasy

Fri 3:00pm – 5:00pm Hair Falls Workshop

Fri 5:30pm – 6:00pm Concert: Yi WaterSong

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Craft as Art

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Monster Party! Stories, Music and Movement

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Mermaid Meet and Greet Cove

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Mermaid costuming

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Mer-folk for the Little Ones

Sun 3:00pm – 4:00pm Jam In The Key of C

 


Stephanie L. Weippert

What started me writing? It all began with a slug. Before you give me a funny look, let me explain.

Many years ago, a local sci-fi convention sent out a call for short stories for an anthology, and since their mascot was a slug, every story had to have a slug, either as an important character, or an important plot element. The idea tickled my funny bone, so I wrote my first story to send out for approval. It wasn’t accepted of course, but the writing bug bit and with the help of my tolerant, wonderful husband, I’ve been writing ever since. After a lot of hard work and years of practicing, my first book, Sweet Secrets, came out March, 2016.

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Organizing a Successful Critique Group

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Group Home for Abandoned Lyrics

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Feedback Workshop

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Learn the songs “everyone knows”

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Urban Fantasy Made Real

Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Concert: Starlight

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Purple prose

Sun 3:00pm – 3:30pm Stephanie Weippert Reading

 

Dean Wells

Dean Wells is author of the ongoing “Clockwork Millennials” series published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. His other works have appeared in Ideomancer, 10Flash Quarterly, Demensions, ShadowKeep, The Nocturnal Lyric, Eldritch Tales, and the anthologies Ceaseless Steam and The Best of BCS Year 4. He has also written for the performimg arts in various capacities. Dean lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and a cat, though he’s open to entertaining the occasional ferret or weasel. He is an active member of Fairwood Writers and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Structurally Speaking

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Reprints

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm How to Write a Series

 

Tom Whitmore

Tom is a former Worldcon chair, former partner in The Other Change of Hobbit, current occasional LOCUS reviewer, massage therapist, art dealer and book dealer. He lives in Seattle with too many books, a supersufficiency of cats, more fine prints than anyone else you know, and Karen G. Anderson, who is much more interesting than he is.

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Quest for the Ultimate Superhero

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Care and Feeding of an Author

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm The Softer Side of SF

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Creating Convention Policies

Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm Graphic Novels and Comics as Literature

Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Hacking Biology

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Last August’s Eclipse

 

Theo Williams

Longtime contributor to NW cons, including Video programming for ORYCONS from 1982-1985, Portland WESTERCONS in 1984 and 1992, and Media S-F panels. Archivist and Director of The Science Fiction Museum of WA and OR. Presentations on live S-F television and radio, using audio/videotape and monitors. Second-degree Wiccan clergy, and originator of public Wiccan rituals at ORYCON/Portland WESTERCON; panel discussions on Paganism, the Witchcrazes of Medieval Europe/the Salem Witch Trials, and legal battles of the West Memphis Three. Longtime partner of artist Gail J. Butler, and assisted at Art Show setup/teardown.

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Tricks of visual communication

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Inspiration, Homage, or Theft?

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Crossover Fandom

 

Jennifer Willis

Jennifer Willis loves tales of magickal mayhem, unlikely adventure, and playful intrigue.

An admitted sci-fi nerd and urban fantasy fan, she is the author of the Valhalla urban fantasy series and the MARS science fiction romance series. When she’s not hiking, knitting, baking, star-gazing, or reading like a fiend, she spends her time bringing enchantment to the world. She is also the writer behind the Northwest Love Stories feature in The Oregonian and has a byline in the Hugo Award-winning Women Destroy Science Fiction from Lightspeed.

She lives in Oregon with her dude, their dog, a couple of cats, and possibly a family of raccoons residing under the house.

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Extra, Extra!

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm How Near is Too Near?

Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Rx for Fitness

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Star Trek: Discovery

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm NaNoWriMo Write In!

Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Pseudonyms, Genre and Branding

Sun 12:30pm – 1:00pm Jennifer Willis Reading

 

Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as seven other books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and Amped. He earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. His newest novel is called The Clockwork Dynasty. Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon.

Sat 10:00am – 11:00am Autonomous robots and intelligence

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Ghost in the Machine or Grandpa?

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm What society will really look like an a post-AI age

 

Brian Wolf

Brian Wolf is a tabletop game designer, comic book artist, and lover of sweets. They want to be friends with every cat in the world.

Fri 5:00pm – 5:45pm Western anime

Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm Video Games as Story Teller

Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm Starting a Webcomic

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm Game Design 101

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Web Comics You Should Be Reading

 

Rob Wynne

Rob Wynne is a musician, podcaster, gamer, con runner, and occasional blogger who currently lives in the Seattle area. In 1997, he helped Dan Hollifield create Aphelion Webzine, an amateur original fiction website which is still publishing today. He has been on the committee of Gafilk, the Georgia filk convention, since 1999.. in 2011, he helped launch the podcast Tadpoolery, a weekly, general interest geek-oriented show.

Fri 2:00pm – 3:00pm DC vs Marvel

Fri 3:00pm – 4:00pm Introduction to Filk and Etiquette in Song Circles

Fri 10:00pm – 11:00pm Polyamory

Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Star Trek: Discovery

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Star Wars New Canon

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Can Movies Capture the Joy of Comics?
Ben Yalow

I’ve been to almost 800 conventions, and worked on about a third of them, ranging from gofering to chairing regionals and Worldcon Division Head.

I’ve also edited four books for NESFA Press, two of which were nominated for the Hugo Award.

Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Enjoying Your First Con

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Cybersecurity for the Masses

Sat 5:00pm – 6:00pm Creating Convention Policies

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Power Armor and Rail Guns

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Other Upcoming Conventions

 

Arashi Sarah Young

Arashi has been a cornerstone of Creation Station for many years, at multiple conventions, and has innovated many of our key events.

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm Surrealist Parlour Games: Exquisite Corpse

Wed 4:00pm – 4:00pm The 52 Project: Writing a Short Story, Every Week, for a Year (and Publishing the Best!)

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Beyond Escapism: Self-Care for Geeks

Sat 1:00pm – 2:00pm The Bechdel Test vs. the Mako Mori Test

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Whedonesque Femmes

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Bowie, Prince, Cohen, Michaels Tribute.: Sing-Along with 2016 Fallen Musical Idols

Sat 8:00pm – 10:00pm Can You Survive an Age of Automatons?

Sat 10:00pm – 11:00pm Gendering A.I.

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Fandom Foodmaking!

Sun 2:00pm – 3:00pm Surrealist & Fandom Gaming!

Sun 3:00pm – 4:00pm Geeks Against Misogyny, Entitlement, & Racism

 

Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn was born in Chicago in 1951 and grew up in the western suburb of Lombard. He attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, earning a B.S. in physics, and moved on to the University of Illinois for graduate work. In 1975, he began a new hobby: writing science fiction. In 1980 he left grad school and began writing full time.

Since then he has published fifty-three novels, over a hundred short stories and novelettes, and five collections of short fiction. Best known for his eleven Star Wars novels, he is also the author of the Quadrail series, the Cobra series, the Conquerors Trilogy, and the young-adult Dragonback series.

His latest books are A Call to Arms, the second of the Manticore Ascendant series with David Weber; StarCraft: Evolution; Star Wars: Thrawn; and Pawn: Sibyl’s War Book 1. Upcoming books include Cobra Traitor, the third of the Cobra Rebellion trilogy; A Call to Vengeance (with David Weber), and Knight: Sibyl’s War Book 2.

You can contact him at Facebook.com/TimothyZahn

Fri 5:00pm – 6:00pm Twisted History

Fri 7:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Ceremonies

Sat 12:00pm – 1:00pm Care and Feeding of an Author

Sat 2:00pm – 3:00pm Autograph Session 3

Sat 4:00pm – 5:00pm Conversation with our Writing GoH

Sat 6:00pm – 7:00pm Star Wars New Canon

Sun 11:00am – 12:00pm Autograph Session 6

Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Me Talk Pretty: Dialogue