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Friday, November 17
 

9:00am

Registration
After hours, Reg will be assisted by The Watch, which can be found in the Flanders Room.

Friday November 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:00pm
Main Lobby

10:00am

Operations Office
Visit the OryCon Office to volunteer, check the Lost and Found, submit something for the Daily 'Zine, have a sign printed, buy a membership when Registration is closed, or reach a member of the Watch. Our talents are legion!

Friday November 17, 2017 10:00am - 8:00pm
Room 244

10:00am

Volunteers Signup
OryCon runs on the blood, sweat, and tears of volunteers. On top of the amazing feeling of helping out, we also offer free swag to the volunteers on the last day of con. The swag comes straight from the vendors’ tables and includes lots of wonderful items that are donated just to reward the volunteers. Those who volunteer the most hours pick an item first, and then so on down the line. So the more hours you volunteer, the higher chance of picking your swag first!
So, got an hour to kill? Want to help out? Just want some free swag for sitting in a chair? Please visit the Flanders Room, and help us put on a great OryCon!

Friday November 17, 2017 10:00am - 8:00pm
Room 244

10:00am

Hospitality
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies—both healthy and not-so-healthy. Does your panel schedule not leave enough time to visit a restaurant? Up at the wee hours of the morning and nothing seems open? Come join us at Hospitality for snacks and goodies. When you wake up, at what ever hour that happens to be, wander in for a fresh-brewed cup of coffee and some friendly, fannish conversation.
We will have options for all diet types and ingredient lists will be posted on food at time of service. Please note food and drink cannot be taken from Hospitality.

Friday November 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:59pm
Room 106

10:00am

Teen Lounge
Teen Lounge is a safe space for people ages 13-21 to be as geeky as they please. The Teen Lounge has a range of games that are both table top and console. There are plenty of snacks, drinks and like minded geeks.

Friday November 17, 2017 10:00am - Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00am
Suite 102

11:00am

Info Desk
Have a question about OryCon?
Visit the Info Desk in the main lobby foyer, across from Registration. They know everything. :)

Friday November 17, 2017 11:00am - 9:00pm
Main Lobby

12:00pm

Short Stories that Promote Your Work
Some authors write short stories to promote their work by introducing their setting, a backstory for a character, or some other device. What works and doesn't work, and how to develop short story ideas that will entice readers to the rest of your books while maintaining enough of a standalone feeling to attract editors that acquire short fiction.


Friday November 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pendleton

12:00pm

Women in Fantasy
Problematic and emblematic portrayals of women in fantasy. How has it changed from historical portrayals? What kind of things would readers like to see as far as women's roles in fantasy fiction?

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Ylluria WaterSong

Ylluria WaterSong

I'm a mermaid, singer/performer, bellydancer, artist, crafter, and a whole lot more. Come explore this magickal world with me! ^_^


Friday November 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hayden

12:00pm

Dealers Room
Need that perfect gear for your steampunk outfit? Looking for a particular book? A fabulous piece of jewelry? Curious to know what the latest games are? A clever T-shirt? Come to the Dealer’s Room! We have almost 40 vendors just waiting to supply you with almost anything your heart desires. We’re in the lower level in front of the elevators ... Come visit!

Friday November 17, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
St Helens Ballroom

12:00pm

Artifacts and Child Care scrip
Want a shirt or another OryCon tchotke? Maybe you'd like a little time off from your children? Come to the Artifacts table near Registration in the main lobby. We can sell you baubles and give you the information you need for our on-site child care.

Friday November 17, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Lobby

12:00pm

Fan Tables
Need a break but don't want to miss the fun? Stop by the Fan Tables mini con in the Ballroom Lobby. Here you can find a fan group to join, a future event to attend, and much more.

Friday November 17, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Various

12:00pm

Open Gaming & Game Library
Gaming returns to OryCon 39, sponsored by our sister convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Come on upstairs and try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall.
To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Friday November 17, 2017 12:00pm - Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00am
Overton Room

1:00pm

Stitch and Share - Friday
Yarn, hand-sewing, and chatter. A quiet place to stitch and share.


Friday November 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lovejoy

1:00pm

Adapting for Film
Ever dream of seeing your work on the big screen? Learn the essentials of adapting your existing work for film.

Friday November 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Thrawn - 252

1:00pm

What I Wish I Would Have Known: Pitfalls for New Writers
All the things writers should know going in, from craft to scams, and what our panelists wish they'd known.


Friday November 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pendleton

1:00pm

The future of renewable energies
Governments, businesses, and everyday folk are looking for ways to power our future while reducing pollution. All the methods have negative environmental impact (so far) except unicorn farts, but those are hard to collect. What directions look the most promising and will they get funding?

Friday November 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pettygrove

1:00pm

Fan Lounge
We had to pick a closing time for the electronic schedule, we'll be open until traffic actually dies down. The Susan C. Petrey Memorial Fan Lounge is a community area for fans to meet and hold gatherings during OryCon. If your club/guild/ committee/alliance/group of friends would like a free area to host a get-together, please sign up on the door of the lounge during the convention. View o39.sched.org for the latest schedule information. Refreshments will be provided, and the only requirement is that your event is open and welcoming to any fans who might wander in. Folks just looking for a place to sit and relax are welcome, too!

Friday November 17, 2017 1:00pm - 11:00pm
Vulcan - 202

2:00pm

Tristan J. Tarwater Reading
Tristan J. Tarwater reads from her works.


Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Presidential - 216

2:00pm

Publishing Your Ebook
You've just gotten back the rights to your backlist! Or you have a manuscript you KNOW will find its audience. What next? What is the process for self-publishing your own ebooks? Do you need to hire a copy editor, cover artist, someone to format your work? How do you decide what to do on your own and what to farm out? Do you go exclusively with Amazon, or publish on other platforms? Come and learn how to get your ebooks out there making you some money.


Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pendleton

2:00pm

DC vs. Marvel
How are they different? Is there a unique aspect or even paradigm for either of them?


Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

2:00pm

Hats to Spats
Accessories create a layer of depth and authenticity to the overall look and feel of any outfit. We'll explore finding, making and modifying accessories from top to bottom, including jewelry, gloves, cantes, eyewear, and, of course, hats and shoes.


Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lovejoy

2:00pm

Getting Your First Professional Sale
An author can struggle for months or years before achieving their first success, but even after writing their opus, they can be tripped up by a process which is both entirely new to them and yet critical to their success. This panel describes what an author may experience as they revel in their first success.


Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thrawn - 252

2:00pm

Voice and Style
What is style, and what is voice? How fashions have changed within the last pair of centuries and how that affects different genres of speculative fiction. How to recognize, shape and develop your authorial style, and how to select and take advantage of a narrative voice in a given story.


Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

2:00pm

For the Love of Cosplay!!!
A panel for all body types, incomes and enthusiasts! Build what you love out of what you have for your body type, out of the money you have, without worrying about what others say! A safe space for those of all ages, ethnicities, and sizes to explore our shared passion for fandom costuming. Building, Creating, Imagination.


Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jyn - 156b

2:00pm

Care and Feeding of Space Based Fandom
Fans are not alike and neither are fan organizations. What are the common points and what are the differences?

Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
216 Presidential

2:00pm

The Paranormal as Metaphor
Is a vampire ever just a vampire?


Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
White Stag

2:00pm

Predictive Modeling
Predictive modeling as an element of surveillance, perhaps predicting future crimes - are we likely to get a "minority report" scenario and if so will society trade that additional oversight for enhanced security?


Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pettygrove

2:00pm

Art Show
Art Show is located in the main ballroom and is open to membership. Please do not bring in any food or drink. No photography is allowed in the Art Show.
Want to help run Art Show next year? Meet artists, help with sales, and hang out with the cool kids? Drop a line to artshow@orycon.org and we’ll sign you right up!

Friday November 17, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Salon West

2:30pm

John M. Lovett Reading
John M. Lovett reads from his works.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Presidential - 216

3:00pm

Victor Lyle Thorn Reading
Victor Lyle Thorn reads from his works.


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Presidential - 216

3:00pm

OryKids Meet & Greet
Come hang out in the OryKids space and see our set-up and the activities we have planned. Play a game or two with us while you're here.

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jantzen

3:00pm

Practical Considerations for Costumers
Costumers discuss everything from pockets, to footwear, to how to wear your badge in character. They will address costume and prop transport and storage, ways to increase your personal comfort, and safety tips for costuming in crowds.


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lovejoy

3:00pm

Endings: Cuddling with the Reader
You've just blown your reader's mind with your story's climax. Make sure they'll come back for more--give them a good denouement!


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pendleton

3:00pm

Lolita Flowers and Frills
Make Lolita hair clips, hats, and more.

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jyn - 156b

3:00pm

Make Your Own Sonic! Screwdriver, Lipstick, Sunglasses?
Where does The Doctor get such wonderful toys? We may not have access to his pockets, but we can make our own. Come design and create a light-up Sonic Screwdriver, Lipstick, Shades, or any other device of your devising, to take home with you. Hot glue and scissors will be used, so little Whovians should bring an adult companion. Rating: G


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rey -156a

3:00pm

So You Want to Start a Fandom Chapter?
So you've found a fan group and want to start your own chapter. How do you go about it? What challenges do you face?

Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
216 Presidential

3:00pm

Checks & Balances: Magic in a Fantasy Setting
Every great spell or power has a disclaimer attached. Join our pros as they address the balance of having compelling and powerful magic in fantasy while avoiding making it a panacea or Deus ex Machina.


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

3:00pm

Religion in Fantasy
Gods? Goddesses? Just pretend religion doesn't exist?


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Thrawn - 252

3:00pm

Extra, Extra!
Experiences with being an extra, wanting to be an extra, or watching extras.


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

3:00pm

Introduction to Filk and Etiquette in Song Circles
What to expect and how to behave at music events. Learn what bardic and chaos mean. Filk classics with sing along choruses may be deployed.


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Timberline

3:00pm

Are Makers the future?
The costs of 3D printing, CNC Routing, 3D scanning, 3D CAD and more are all coming down. Social media and shared intellectual property models like Creative Commons have made it easier than ever to connect consumers, creators, and makers. How far will this go? Will distributed manufacturing be the industrial model of the future?


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pettygrove

3:00pm

Trash VS Treasure: What to keep, What to toss
Productivity versus finite resources is a real problem in today's world. How do we encourage more sustainability?


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
White Stag

3:00pm

Hair Falls Workshop
Hands on workshop making hairfalls. Supplies provided. Please feel free to bring your own yarn/lace/trim/craft foam/crin/fabric to add to the fun.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Ylluria WaterSong

Ylluria WaterSong

I'm a mermaid, singer/performer, bellydancer, artist, crafter, and a whole lot more. Come explore this magickal world with me! ^_^


Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Spokane Suite - 256

3:00pm

Child Care
Childcare will be provided by professional adult nannies. The parent or legal guardian must sign a medical waiver so that the nanny can release the child for emergency medical care in the event of an emergency and the parents cannot be located in a timely fashion. We also require a liability waiver. Both forms will be available at check in. Scrip will be available at the rate of $5 per hour or 5 hours for $20. For security purposes, the room number will only be given to scrip purchasing convention members at the OryCon Info Desk in the main lobby.
Waivers are available on the orycon.org website. Low allergy healthy snacks, safe toys, G-rated videos, games and arts and crafts will be available. We plan on having beds and a playpen for naps in a separate room from the play area, in case your child needs quiet time. The kids always have a lot of fun. We do not have any spare diapers so please leave all the necessary supplies for infants and toddlers in training pants. Pajamas might be a good idea if the child is staying late. Hot meals, bottle or spoon feeding snacks, medication and special nutritional needs, are the responsibility of the parents. Please alert the nannies of any allergies. This service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The nannies are legally allowed to take only a certain number of kids (total number is age dependent) at a time. A $10 surcharge will be applied for late pickup. For more information or to donate child-appropriate items please contact childcare@orycon.org.

Friday November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Main Lobby - Artifacts table

3:30pm

Amy DuBoff Reading
Amy DuBoff reads from her works.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Presidential - 216

4:00pm

Gra Linnaea Reading
Gra Linnaea reads from his works.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Presidential - 216

4:00pm

Open Crafts Hour
Come and see what art supplies we have and make whatever you want! Simple projects like wand-making available, too.


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jantzen

4:00pm

Comics Created Our Modern Mythologies
How comics conquered our art, stories and media.


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

4:00pm

Sewing Basics
Simple sewing techniques for making costumes. Various stitching and construction techniques.


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lovejoy

4:00pm

TARDIS Hats, Fezzes, and Bow-Ties, Oh My, Make Your Own Doctor Who Accoutrements
Lissette de la Rose will demonstrate how she made her mini-TARDIS hat, complete with a light, a big hit at last year's Doctor Who Fandom Celebration: Tiptoe Through the TARDIS! If you make one, come show it off at this year's Fandom Celebration! And Roget Ratchford's Cosplay Lighting panel is a great "Companion" to this panel.


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rey -156a

4:00pm

ORC Open Read and Critiques Session A
Friday afternoon Open Read and Critiques (ORCs) allow writers of all skill levels to read the first 750 words of their work to a round table group of the same.


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Thrawn - 252

4:00pm

Enjoying Your First Con
Haven't been here before? Learn some tips for having a good time.


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pettygrove

4:00pm

Economics of Fantasy Worlds
Beyond the medieval, that is. What needs to be included to make the story "real"?


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hayden

4:00pm

GM School
A primer on how to run a game for those who are interested, and even those who have never done it. How to keep your players involved & interested in coming back. What campaign to pick for your players.


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
White Stag

4:00pm

Stage Patter Workshop
It isn't all the music. What do you do between songs?


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Timberline

4:00pm

Military and Politics of Star Wars
Life wasn't just a honeymoon after the Emperor fell. The First Order, Snoke, The Republic, the Resistance--what does it all mean?


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

4:00pm

The Realities of Leaving Earth
Could we keep our astronauts alive if we actually visited an Earth-like world? What other hazards are overlooked in most science fiction?


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
216 Presidential

4:00pm

Go To Mars? We Can't Make Orbit.
It's been years since we could put our own people into orbit. Why are we talking about Mars?


Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pendleton

4:00pm

Jeff Sturgeon Paints
Known for his award winning metal paintings, Jeff will be setting up his easel and painting live in the Art Show. Come watch as he demonstrates his unique techniques, and discusses important principles of composition, value, and light sources.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Art Show Demo

5:00pm

Concert: North of the Black Sea
Joan Gaustad and Roy Torley perform with your favorite Ukrainian piece of musical hardware.


Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Timberline

5:00pm

Leah Cutter Reading
Leah Cutter reads from her works.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Presidential - 216

5:00pm

Western anime
While its common to remake things in other countries, the west seems to have a passion for setting good Animes ablaze. So why do they suck and what's worth watching?


Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

5:00pm

Moving Beyond the Norm of The Model Model
Representations of women in science fiction and fantasy art are routinely hypersexualized and almost uniformly white. How can we shift the paradigm toward gender and racial equity?


Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Art Show Foyer

5:00pm

Storytelling Games/ Construction Toys
Play games with dice, cards or pencil & paper to write silly stories together! If you're in a more energetic mood, build things with Legos, blocks and more.


Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jantzen

5:00pm

Cybersecurity for the Masses
A discussion of current risks, and things the average person can do to improve their basic privacy online.

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pendleton

5:00pm

Crossplay
Cosplay can offer a fun way to play with gender, whether one is cross-dressing, gender-bending a favorite character, or cosplaying while trans - or all of the above! This panel will offer tips and tricks for new and experienced cosplayers.


Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lovejoy

5:00pm

Writing other Genders: Is It Really That Hard?
Writing a gender for which you don't identify. How you can put yourself in another gender's shoes, convincingly and truthfully.


Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Spokane Suite - 256

5:00pm

Gallifreyan Lessons from the Time Lord Academy
Learn to write in Gallifreyan, the circular language of the Time Lords on Doctor Who. Learn about the Gallifreyan used on the show and the various fan-made versions of the language, then learn how to write your name or anything else in the native language of The Doctor.

Moderators
Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rey -156a

5:00pm

I Can't Cosplay Tha--OH YES YOU CAN!
We internalize the messages the media sends us every day -- we're the wrong shape, the wrong color, the wrong gender, the wrong everything to cosplay the fictional characters that we love. SCREW THAT. Come meet people who cosplay out of type, and learn why you SHOULD cosplay that character who looks nothing like you. Ask questions and get ideas for making that cosplay come to life!

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jyn - 156b

5:00pm

ORC Open Read and Critiques Session B
The 2nd Friday afternoon Open Read and Critiques (ORCs) allow writers of all skill levels to read the first 750 words of their work to a round table group of the same.


Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Thrawn - 252

5:00pm

Masquerade Information
Attendance is required if y'all are interested in participating in the Masquerade. Attend even if you're just considering participating - Joanna Mead makes it easy and fun!

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

5:00pm

Writing and Art for the RPG Industry
A how-to workshop on what it is like to work for the RPG industry.


Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
White Stag

5:00pm

How Near is Too Near?
What time frame is too near for writers of near future science fiction to maintain longevity and credibility? Writing for ten years in the future can be very different than writing for one hundred or one thousand years in the future.


Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
216 Presidential

5:00pm

Twisted History
Bring your suggested turning points in history and we'll take a whack at them. Learn the rules and techniques for generating alternate history stories.


Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hayden

5:00pm

Biotechnology of Reproduction
For years our ability to keep a human embryo viable outside of the womb was limited by available techniques to about a week. Recently, scientists have discovered a way to keep them alive much longer, limited by current law to two weeks. If the law were changed, what discoveries might come next? What new ethical challenges would we face?


Friday November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pettygrove

5:30pm

Concert: Yi WaterSong
The siren song of the singing mermaid.

Speakers
avatar for Ylluria WaterSong

Ylluria WaterSong

I'm a mermaid, singer/performer, bellydancer, artist, crafter, and a whole lot more. Come explore this magickal world with me! ^_^


Friday November 17, 2017 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Timberline

5:30pm

Ken Lizzi Reading
Ken Lizzi reads from his works.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Presidential - 216

6:00pm

Wendy N. Wagner Reading
Wendy N. Wagner reads from her works.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Presidential - 216

6:00pm

Tricks of visual communication
What are the tools and tricks of visual communication? How do you refine an image to get your point across?


Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Art Show Foyer

6:00pm

101 uses for Pleather and/or T-shirts!
Brainstorm ideas on what you can make with pleather and/or old t-shirts: masks, braces, tunics, belts and much, much more!


Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jantzen

6:00pm

The Quest for the Ultimate Superhero
What makes a super hero a superhero? What would make a superhero the ultimate example of his or her kind? Power, talent, heart, courage, or self-sacrifice? And could an ultimate super hero connect to the average human, as Superman seems to or, like Doctor Manhattan, end up estranged from the rest of us?


Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

6:00pm

Steampunk Prop-making
Some of the technical conceits and tropes of clockwork, spring, lighter-than-air and steam-driven objects which populate steampunk. More fun gadgets, real and made-up, than you can shake a parasol or cane at.

Speakers
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Stephen Couchman

Stephen Couchman is the director of both the Steampunk Film Festival and GEAR Con, Portland's annual steampunk art & culture convention. He has worked at the founding producer level in events ranging across fandom, from YA lit and horror to anime and anthropomorphics.


Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
216 Presidential

6:00pm

Wonder Woman
How to be her and feel comfortable doing so.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Roget Ratchford

Roget Ratchford

Owner / Principal Engineer, Rose Eye Photography / Aperia Technologies
"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... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Spokane Suite - 256

6:00pm

Annie Bellet's Methods of Success
Come eat Annie Bellet's heart so you can gain her powers! Okay, maybe not literally ... Come prepared to take notes and ask questions of the USA Today bestselling and Alfie award winning writer. And also learn about pitfalls, resources, and the writing business.

Moderators
Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lovejoy

6:00pm

Show Vs. Tell
The saying goes, show don't tell. What does it mean to show vs. tell? How to show enough, and tell just enough, to create a balanced narrative and help control pacing.


Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pendleton

6:00pm

Supernatural: Saving Lives in REALITY, Scavenger Hunts, the Family Business
Supernatural stars & fans run mental health crisis charities (Always Keep Fighting, You Are Not Alone), international humanitarian charities (Random Acts), and wonderful, wacky, creative scavenger hunt events to fund them (GISHWHES: the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen; and fan-run mini-hunt, M.I.S.H.A.). Let's share wild and wonderful GISHWHES innovations and our most meaningful experiences with fandom, whether insights into the shows, tales from SPN Family cons, or ways this fandom is therapeutic. No experience necessary, all welcome! Prizes for cosplays and fan creations! PG-13.


Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jyn - 156b

6:00pm

Yarning for The Doctor & Jayne, I: Intro to Knitting & Crocheting for Space Travelers
A warm welcome for anyone with any or no experience, to get started towards your very own Jayne hat, Doctor's scarf, or other fandom fiber art project, or even something more heavy-duty, such as working with nylon yarn.

Moderators
avatar for Contessa Paxton Timmerman

Contessa Paxton Timmerman

C & C Tax and Accounting
was in a pageant in College in the Philippines. I made it to the final round. Nevertheless I did not win the Crown, but that is ok with me. This was a confidence booster for me. I never felt worthy enough, but I was encouraged. At the youth group tonight Miss Washington was there... Read More →

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Rey -156a

6:00pm

Children and Conventions
Raising responsible, respectful children in fandom

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
White Stag

6:00pm

Video Games as Story Teller
Video games can tell stories in ways other media can't. How?


Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrawn - 252

6:00pm

Nuclear Power
Nuclear power is one of few low carbon energy sources we know how to use for utility level power generation. It is also one that has been vilified for decades. Do NuScale and other current technologies address it's detractors? Is this a viable energy source today?


Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pettygrove

6:00pm

The Cassini and Juno Missions to Saturn and Jupiter
A presentation of Choice images from the Cassini and Juno Missions to Saturn and Jupiter with commentary and discussion by Roy Torley. Take a deep dive into our astronomical back yard.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

6:00pm

Distorting the past
Manipulating the past to conform with ideology. What history is ignored? What is used for political gain?


Friday November 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hayden

6:30pm

Endeavour Awards
The Endeavour Award honors the best SF/F book written by a Pacific Northwest writer. This year's finalists are Edge of Dark by Brenda Cooper, Irona 700 by Dave Duncan, The Price of Valor by Django Wexler, Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman, and Tracker by C.J. Cherryh


Friday November 17, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
East Ballroom

6:30pm

Tina Connolly Reading
Tina Connolly reads from her works.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Presidential - 216

7:00pm

Blythe Ayne Reading
Blythe Ayne reads from her works.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Presidential - 216

7:00pm

Choosing Both Traditional and Self-Publishing
Don't believe the True Believers on both sides of this non-existent divide: you can be both a traditional AND a self-published writer. Learn how to let the project choose the path and become accomplished in both.


Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Spokane Suite - 256

7:00pm

Creature Feature Dance Party
Wear a costume (or not) and join the OryKids' dancing menagerie of beasties, aliens, monsters, and more. A great selection of sci-fi tunes! Youth of all ages are welcome.

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Jantzen

7:00pm

I am Groot
How complicated is it to give nonhuman comic book characters human elements?


Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

7:00pm

Literary Techniques: Awesome or Snobby?
Literary fiction and genre fiction has been at odds for a long time, but they don't have to be enemies. Learn some literary techniques that will help improve your writing and take you deeper into your story. You may even end up with a great reading list of 'literary' genre fiction that will challenge your preconceptions about literary fiction and literary devices.


Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

7:00pm

Organizing a Successful Critique Group
A good critique group can make or break a writer. Different types of critique groups, the lifespan of a group, ground rules, ideal numbers, etc.


Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thrawn - 252

7:00pm

Fanfic for Beginners: I Want to Write (or Beta)!
The do's, the don'ts, and advice on how to write, and how to beta (how to give helpful feedback on other's writing). Bring one or more examples of your fanfic, if you have any (or your outlines or ideas for future fanfic), and we'll address some common considerations, including canon vs. fanon, grammar, character and plot development, building fanfic community, and anything else you would like. We welcome folks of all ages and levels of experience, and all genres and fandoms (except not 18+ content at this particular panel).

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Jyn - 156b

7:00pm

Yarning for the Doctor & Jayne, II: Specialized Knitting & Crocheting
Learn to fine-tune the beginning skills you obtained in Yarning for the Doctor & Jayne, I (or already had), to make a 4th Doctor scarf, a Jayne hat, or anything else you dream up.

Moderators
avatar for Contessa Paxton Timmerman

Contessa Paxton Timmerman

C & C Tax and Accounting
was in a pageant in College in the Philippines. I made it to the final round. Nevertheless I did not win the Crown, but that is ok with me. This was a confidence booster for me. I never felt worthy enough, but I was encouraged. At the youth group tonight Miss Washington was there... Read More →

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rey -156a

7:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
The Not Ready For Sidereal Time Players present...


Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
East Ballroom

7:00pm

Limits of Inclusivity
In fandom we try to be inclusive, but some behaviors do not deserve to be included. How can we promote a welcoming con culture without making someone feel unwelcome?


Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
White Stag

7:00pm

Explore the Dark
What draws us to the horrific? What role does horror have in society? Does gore/hyper-violence and/or a comic/humorous tone in horror conflict or complement psychological horror?


Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pettygrove

7:00pm

Finding Diverse Voices & Characters in SF/F
Diversity in the physical, ethnic, cultural, sexual identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds of characters and writers of speculative fiction has become more important to readers and writers in recent years. Where do we go to find these characters and authors? Who are the writers (no matter their background) who are penning accurate and authentic experience? Do we find these books in the SF/F sections or do we need to look to other areas of the bookstore or library?


Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pendleton

7:00pm

Concert: 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.

Moderators
Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Timberline

7:00pm

The Real Middle Ages
Why do writers love the Middle Ages? What do writers leave out or get wrong?


Friday November 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hayden

7:30pm

K.M. Alexander Reading
K.M. Alexander reads from his works.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Presidential - 216

8:00pm

Ann Gimpel Reading
Ann Gimpel reads from her works.

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Presidential - 216

8:00pm

Costumers Meet and Greet
Meet costumers from local costuming groups, as well as local and visiting costumers.


Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Hayden

8:00pm

Cosplay, Garb, Masquerade Show & Tell.
Interested in learning to cosplay? Or perhaps so excited about your latest costume, garb, or prop that you just need to tell people about it? Come share your passion and your struggles in this audience-driven panel. We'll interview cosplayers, encouraging them to share the benefits of their experience and supplement the topics that emerge with the panelist's wealth of cosplay knowledge.


Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Jyn - 156b

8:00pm

Doctor Who Fandom Celebration: Tiptoe Through the TARDIS
Your Doctor Who Fandom Celebration has regenerated! Dress &/or act as your favorite Classic or newWho Time Lord, Companion, Monster, TARDIS, etc. Win prizes as you recite lines, trade trivia, read Whovian fanfics, sing filks, show fan-made videos, rock us with Trock, flirt a la Captain Jack Harkness. Reminisce about serials, arcs, characters, & fan communities. Predict plot twists. Debate which Doctor, Companion, or pairing reigns supreme among fans. Improvise your own adventures, where you'd take the TARDIS & what would happen there. Dust off your Time Con archives, comics, and relics worthy of Henry van Statten's underground bunker. Would-be Companions and the uninitiated are both more than welcome to hop aboard, too. We'll be waiting in our parallel world; nothing can 'exterminate' this fandom! (Just in case we lack internet access, please bring video and audio clips on your laptops' hard drives, on flash drives, or on CDs or DVD+Rs, thanks!) Rating: PG-13


Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Rey -156a

8:00pm

Phyllis Irene Radford Book Launch Party!
Phyllis Irene Radford is launching her new book from DAW - help her celebrate!

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
202 - Vulcan

8:00pm

This Has Nebula Written All Over It
OryCon pros create a story using audience ideas. Visiting pro authors create a story on the fly with audience participation. Hilarity ensues. A perennial OryCon favorite.


Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pendleton

8:00pm

Putting the Play Back into Role-playing
Gaming should be more than button mashing or dice rolling, shouldn't it?


Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
White Stag

8:00pm

Manga and their Anime adaptations.
All good things come to an end, but sometimes they come to an end and are made into a completely different medium. But the question is: Which one is better?


Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

8:00pm

Concert: PDX Broadsides
The PDX Broadsides, former OryCon Guests of Honor, will make you laugh and cry with their blend of nerdy subjects and real emotion. From "The Girl Who Couldn't Even" to "The Astronaut's Hymn", see why these Portland originals are two-time Pegasus Award nominees! Also featuring Chuck Ting-Tingle.


Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Timberline

8:00pm

Rx for Fitness
What you learned back in the day in health and P.E. is probably wrong. Discuss and learn about the latest developments in fitness, strength training, nutrition, and one of the only treatments for chronic illness available. Are fitness and nutrition the medicines of the future?


Friday November 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

9:00pm

Barrowman Boot(y) Camp
Innuendos in space! Captain Jack Harkness has earned his fame as the most notorious and most endearing flirt in all of time and space. And his portrayer is no slacker in that regard, either. Can you keep up? Strut your stuff, toss us your best lines, preferably in cosplay, and enjoy the musical, literary, and even dance talents of versatile (Jack'd say 'flexible') actor John Barrowman, as well as some of his best scenes as Jack and in various other roles.


Friday November 17, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Rey -156a

9:00pm

Megathruster
Megathruster show

Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Timberline

9:00pm

Flirting 101
Expert advice for those looking to improve their interpersonal skills.


Friday November 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

9:00pm

Fantasy as Political Allegory
We live in "interesting times" for sure. How does the Fantasy genre speak to current events? The Vorkosigan series, The Others series by Anne Bishop, and the Discworld books of course. What else?


Friday November 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pendleton

9:00pm

Paranormal Romance: It's All About the Love, Baby!
Even the romance novel genre is getting in on the paranormal action! Psychics, mysteries, werewolves, bustles... and Kissing! (how's that for mixing up the genres), and more. Who would you recommend? Why the sudden explosion? How many genres CAN you successfully toss into a plot?


Friday November 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pettygrove

9:00pm

Keeping things organized
As campaigns wear on, players accumulate a large amount of both stuff and background knowledge. Experienced GMs talk about systems they've used for keeping everything organized.


Friday November 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
White Stag

9:30pm

Doctor Who: Whovian Media Sharing
Bring your favorite fan-made videos, canon clips, Trock (TARDIS rock), audio books, YouTube videos, etc. to share with other fans of both classic and new Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures and K-9, or watch ours. (Just in case we lack internet access, please bring video and audio clips on your laptops' hard drives, on flash drives, or on CDs or DVD+Rs, thanks!) Rating: PG-13.


Friday November 17, 2017 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Rey -156a

9:30pm

The Colors of the Apocalypse : Bodypainting Basics
An overview of the basics of bodypainting, from the minor to the magnificent. Topics will include surface preparation and masking, paint application tips and tricks, as well as a section on fixatives and topcoats (avoid staining that epic costume you spent 100 hours sewing, and learn how to sleep--yes, SLEEP, in full body makeup). Whether you're looking for guidance on an exquisite Dark Mark or a full set of Mayan Regalia to ring in the End in style, there's a little something for all. Experienced artists are also welcome; come share your favorite tricks with newcomers, and maybe learn a few yourself. Model will be Kate Scarlett. Rating: 18+

Moderators
avatar for Roget Ratchford

Roget Ratchford

Owner / Principal Engineer, Rose Eye Photography / Aperia Technologies
"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... Read More →

Friday November 17, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Jyn - 156b

10:00pm

Fanfic Bedtime Stories! & Originals!
Read your own work, or perform it in cosplay as fanfic theater! Bring a short story, poem, song, script, outline, or non-fiction work you've written (fanworks and original works of any genre other than 18+ are welcome). We welcome all ages and experience levels, especially first-time performers, and we will share tips for enhancing performances!


Friday November 17, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Rey -156a

10:00pm

Historical Figures in Fantasy
When using Samuel Adams, Joseph Warren, or perhaps Nikola Tesla and other real people as characters in fiction, what liberties can authors take and what holes do they have to fill? How close to the real person does an author need to be? Discussion of where historical truth meets literary license.


Friday November 17, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Pendleton

10:00pm

Polyamory
This paneled discussion will explore some of the forms that consensually non-monogamous relationships can take, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Solo, partnered, friends-with-benefits, family, tribe, pod, line marriage, open marriage, webs, polyfidelity and more will be covered. Recommended local and national resources will also be addressed.


Friday November 17, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Hayden

10:00pm

Friday Night Karaoke!
Friday November 17, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00am
East Ballroom

10:00pm

Friday OryCon Pagan Circle
Who are those Neo-Pagans and what are they doing? Have you ever been curious about what happens in a Pagan ritual? Here is your chance to find out. Everyone welcome.

Moderators
Speakers

Friday November 17, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00am
Jantzen

10:00pm

Open Circle: Bardic
Everyone takes turns performing songs in a circle. If you don't want to perform, you can pass or request something from another participant.

Friday November 17, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00am
Timberline

11:00pm

Putting the Oomph in your Smut, + readings (18+)
Get some tips as to how to get hot and heavy or smooth and seductive in your written works. Then read, listen to, or perform your favorite true tales, tall tales, original fiction, or fanfiction. Poems, songs, songfics, filks, and fan-made videos are also welcome. LGBTQ -inclusive panel. First-time authors and first-time performers are as warmly welcomed as seasoned pros, in this safe space for sharing. Works may be rated anything from G to erotic, 18+.


Friday November 17, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00am
Rey -156a

11:00pm

Transgender Progress or Regress
Discussing transgender issues. How much progress is society really making?


Friday November 17, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00am
White Stag

12:00am

Midnight Erotica reading
Steamy, enticing, luscious fiction for the sleepless and the intrigued.

Speakers
avatar for Roget Ratchford

Roget Ratchford

Owner / Principal Engineer, Rose Eye Photography / Aperia Technologies
"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... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00am - 1:00am
Presidential - 216
 
Saturday, November 18
 

8:00am

Art Show
Art Show is located in the main ballroom and is open to membership. Please do not bring in any food or drink. No photography is allowed in the Art Show.
Want to help run Art Show next year? Meet artists, help with sales, and hang out with the cool kids? Drop a line to artshow@orycon.org and we’ll sign you right up!

Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00am - 8:00pm
Salon West

8:00am

Hospitality
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies—both healthy and not-so-healthy. Does your panel schedule not leave enough time to visit a restaurant? Up at the wee hours of the morning and nothing seems open? Come join us at Hospitality for snacks and goodies. When you wake up, at what ever hour that happens to be, wander in for a fresh-brewed cup of coffee and some friendly, fannish conversation.
We will have options for all diet types and ingredient lists will be posted on food at time of service. Please note food and drink cannot be taken from Hospitality.

Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00am - 11:59pm
Room 106

9:00am

Stitch and Share - Saturday
Yarn, hand-sewing, and chatter. A quiet place to stitch and share.


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Lovejoy

9:00am

Basic Swordsmithing: What Goes Into a Blade
Learn how blades are made and how to make your own in steel, fiction, or art. Learn about the materials, design principles, and varieties of swords.


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Jyn - 156b

9:00am

Faery in Story
Faery tales and Faery are in vogue in story and film. The reinterpretation and reinvention of faery tales is hot in popular culture now with shows like Once Upon A Time, and films like Snow White and the Huntsman, and others there is an interest in Faery. How is faery viewed today? Real? Fake? Metaphor? Discuss faery, faeries, and the Realm of Faery and how it impacts our lives, our imagination, our creativity, and our storytelling.


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Pendleton

9:00am

I Want to Get My Science On
Where does the lay person keep up with the latest developments?


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Pettygrove

9:00am

Free Play: Build Box Forts
Build castles, forts and/or a city with big boxes and sheets, then play in them.


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Jantzen

9:00am

Intro to Fandom Quilting
Whether you'd like to make a couch cozy or a wall hanging, learn how to begin to create a quilt visually representing your fandom, from the artist whose Whovian quilt masterpiece was a highlight of OryCon 34's Art Show.

Moderators
avatar for Contessa Paxton Timmerman

Contessa Paxton Timmerman

C & C Tax and Accounting
was in a pageant in College in the Philippines. I made it to the final round. Nevertheless I did not win the Crown, but that is ok with me. This was a confidence booster for me. I never felt worthy enough, but I was encouraged. At the youth group tonight Miss Washington was there... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Rey -156a

9:00am

Artifacts and Child Care scrip
Want a shirt or another OryCon tchotke? Maybe you'd like a little time off from your children? Come to the Artifacts table near Registration in the main lobby. We can sell you baubles and give you the information you need for our on-site child care.

Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
Main Lobby

9:00am

Info Desk
Have a question about OryCon?
Visit the Info Desk in the main lobby foyer, across from Registration. They know everything. :)

Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - 9:00pm
Main Lobby

9:00am

Registration
After hours, Reg will be assisted by The Watch, which can be found in the Flanders Room.

Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - 9:00pm
Main Lobby

9:00am

Fan Lounge
We had to pick a closing time for the electronic schedule, we'll be open until traffic actually dies down. The Susan C. Petrey Memorial Fan Lounge is a community area for fans to meet and hold gatherings during OryCon. If your club/guild/ committee/alliance/group of friends would like a free area to host a get-together, please sign up on the door of the lounge during the convention. View o39.sched.org for the latest schedule information. Refreshments will be provided, and the only requirement is that your event is open and welcoming to any fans who might wander in. Folks just looking for a place to sit and relax are welcome, too!

Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - 11:59pm
Vulcan - 202

9:00am

Open Gaming & Game Library
Gaming returns to OryCon 39, sponsored by our sister convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Come on upstairs and try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall.
To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - Sunday November 19, 2017 1:00am
Overton Room

9:00am

Teen Lounge
Teen Lounge is a safe space for people ages 13-21 to be as geeky as they please. The Teen Lounge has a range of games that are both table top and console. There are plenty of snacks, drinks and like minded geeks.

Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00am - Sunday November 19, 2017 1:00am
Suite 102

10:00am

Stoney Compton Reading
Stoney Compton reads from his works

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Presidential - 216

10:00am

How important is anatomy?
Is a stylized, idealized body type more or less interesting than one based in actual physiological reality. How much does study of anatomy influence and inform your art?


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Art Show Foyer

10:00am

I Quit My Job to Be a Writer! WHAT HAVE I DONE?
How do you stay focused when you're all by yourself and the realities of making a living via the written word come flooding in? Find techniques for forcing yourself to get words written and plots plotted, with time to get dressed and leave the house.


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Pendleton

10:00am

Writing for Graphic Novels
You're a writer, not an artist! How to approach storytelling with an eye for graphic novels.


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

10:00am

Costuming to Body Type
Costumes come in a wealth of dimensions, and costumes should too! Some clothing designs and silhouettes may look amazing on one body, yet unflattering on the next. Learn about designs to flatter different body types, and the tips and tricks to altering what you've got. Learn to think outside the box when it comes to adapting existing characters to your own.


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Lovejoy

10:00am

Fascinator Workshop
Make and take a fascinator. Supplies provided. Feel free to bring items to use and share.

Moderators
Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Spokane Suite - 256

10:00am

Star Wars Costuming
Exploring costuming in the worlds of Star Wars, old and new.


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Hayden

10:00am

Adding Authenticity to Historical Fiction and Fantasy
We'll talk about where to look for and how to incorporate, those little details of daily life that make your story shine.


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Jyn - 156b

10:00am

Fan Group Recruitment and Retention
How to "show the flag" for your fan group. How to attract and retain members, and build a sense of community within the group. How to work through growing pains and conflict.


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Lion Kings Den - 266

10:00am

SFWA Regional Business Meeting
[SFWA officer TBD] will give a briefing on the latest in SFWA and the business, as well as answer questions.

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Thrawn - 252

10:00am

Superheroes!
Beyond the big and little screen. They're in print media and novels as well. Who's writing them? How does one create a written superhero with no special effects other than the use of written language? Without pictures?!


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
216 Presidential

10:00am

Grrl Gamer Trends
What games are women playing and why? Which gamer subcultures are most welcoming to women? Progress and setbacks for female gamers.


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
White Stag

10:00am

Autonomous robots and intelligence
When we should actually start worrying about robots as a fellow species rather than appliances - when do they get rights and when should they?

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Roget Ratchford

Roget Ratchford

Owner / Principal Engineer, Rose Eye Photography / Aperia Technologies
"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... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Pettygrove

10:00am

Blood Drive
Your OryCon committee is proud to announce that we will once again be hosting a Blood Drive during this year’s convention! Wend your way to the parking lot to donate blood. (Closed between 12:30 and 1:30)

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Parking Lot

10:00am

Dealers Room
Need that perfect gear for your steampunk outfit? Looking for a particular book? A fabulous piece of jewelry? Curious to know what the latest games are? A clever T-shirt? Come to the Dealer’s Room! We have almost 40 vendors just waiting to supply you with almost anything your heart desires. We’re in the lower level in front of the elevators ... Come visit!

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 7:00pm
St Helens Ballroom

10:00am

Fan Tables
Need a break but don't want to miss the fun? Stop by the Fan Tables mini con in the Ballroom Lobby. Here you can find a fan group to join, a future event to attend, and much more.

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 7:00pm
Various

10:00am

Operations Office
Visit the OryCon Office to volunteer, check the Lost and Found, submit something for the Daily 'Zine, have a sign printed, buy a membership when Registration is closed, or reach a member of the Watch. Our talents are legion!

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 9:00pm
Room 244

10:00am

Volunteers Signup
OryCon runs on the blood, sweat, and tears of volunteers. On top of the amazing feeling of helping out, we also offer free swag to the volunteers on the last day of con. The swag comes straight from the vendors’ tables and includes lots of wonderful items that are donated just to reward the volunteers. Those who volunteer the most hours pick an item first, and then so on down the line. So the more hours you volunteer, the higher chance of picking your swag first!
So, got an hour to kill? Want to help out? Just want some free swag for sitting in a chair? Please visit the Flanders Room, and help us put on a great OryCon!

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 9:00pm
Room 244

10:00am

Child Care
Childcare will be provided by professional adult nannies. The parent or legal guardian must sign a medical waiver so that the nanny can release the child for emergency medical care in the event of an emergency and the parents cannot be located in a timely fashion. We also require a liability waiver. Both forms will be available at check in. Scrip will be available at the rate of $5 per hour or 5 hours for $20. For security purposes, the room number will only be given to scrip purchasing convention members at the OryCon Info Desk in the main lobby.
Waivers are available on the orycon.org website. Low allergy healthy snacks, safe toys, G-rated videos, games and arts and crafts will be available. We plan on having beds and a playpen for naps in a separate room from the play area, in case your child needs quiet time. The kids always have a lot of fun. We do not have any spare diapers so please leave all the necessary supplies for infants and toddlers in training pants. Pajamas might be a good idea if the child is staying late. Hot meals, bottle or spoon feeding snacks, medication and special nutritional needs, are the responsibility of the parents. Please alert the nannies of any allergies. This service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The nannies are legally allowed to take only a certain number of kids (total number is age dependent) at a time. A $10 surcharge will be applied for late pickup. For more information or to donate child-appropriate items please contact childcare@orycon.org.

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00pm
Main Lobby - Artifacts table

10:30am

Knights & Princesses! Stories, Music & Movement
Come and enjoy stories, music and dancing/action with fantasy themes. For kids aged about 3-8.


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Jantzen

10:30am

Alma Alexander Reading
Alma Alexander reads from her works

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Presidential - 216

11:00am

Susan R. Matthews Reading
Susan R. Matthews reads from her works.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Presidential - 216

11:00am

Art Show Docent Tour with Sarah Clemens
Join Artist Guest of Honor, Sarah Clemens, for a guided tour of the Art Show.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Art Show

11:00am

Open Sketch
Bring paper and non-wet stuff to sketch with. Ask for advice or pointers and meet folks who are passionate about art!


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Art Show Foyer

11:00am

Sketchbook Critique
Short critiques of your work by professional artists. Please limit your art to two pieces


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Art Show Demo

11:00am

Concert for Kids!
Come to listen, dance and sing along.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jantzen

11:00am

Starting a Webcomic
Everyone wants to start a webcomic, but how do you go from all talk to actual action?


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

11:00am

Cosfluff 101: Plus-Sized Costuming
Learn subtle changes you can make to your costume design and construction to flatter plus-sized bodies.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

11:00am

Costuming Without Breaking the Bank
Costuming can be an expensive hobby, and all the various elements of a costume and the supplies needed to create them can add up quickly. Discuss how to get the most out of your dollar with inexpensive fabrics and discount notions, how to find what you need at thrift stores, and how to plan ahead so you can find time and ways to save the most money.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lovejoy

11:00am

Interactive Writing Workshop
Do you yearn to write? Are you having trouble completing a story? Do you feel that you lack inspiration or motivation? Do you just stare at the blank page? Are you confused about where to find open-submission projects looking for writers? Come to the Interactive Writing Workshop! Participants will complete a number of short writing exercises designed to stimulate the creative process. The purpose of the workshop is to teach participants the basics of the writing for publication: researching a market, brainstorming for the project, writing a story, and then submitting it. Participants will be working towards actual open-submission markets. Requirements: All participants should bring whatever writing instruments they feel most comfortable using; bring either a laptop or pen and paper. Everyone must participate.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Thrawn - 252

11:00am

The Not-So-Basic Basics for New Writers
The perfect panel for new writers who are struggling with beginnings, endings, themes, internal and external conflicts, and other 'basics' that the pros take for granted. Bring your questions!


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pendleton

11:00am

Live Cosplay Figure Drawing
Live Figure Drawing with a twist! Want to exercise your skills at creating interesting fabric textures, body proportions, dimensional highlighting, and execution of intricate shapes? Come and participate in 10 minute speed figure drawing sessions with Cosplayer models in some out-of-the-ordinary outfits and poses.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rey -156a

11:00am

NIWA Meet & Greet
Members and friends of the Northwest Independent Writers Association welcome you to join this friendly, mutually supportive regional group of writers and editors, for fun, to further your own professional pursuits or to discover new paper or audiobooks for your collection.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Contessa Paxton Timmerman

Contessa Paxton Timmerman

C & C Tax and Accounting
was in a pageant in College in the Philippines. I made it to the final round. Nevertheless I did not win the Crown, but that is ok with me. This was a confidence booster for me. I never felt worthy enough, but I was encouraged. At the youth group tonight Miss Washington was there... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jyn - 156b

11:00am

Tesla Coil Demonstrations
Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest geniuses of the 19th Century, inventing the AC motor, radio, and our present electrical power system. We will discuss his inventions from 1884 up thru 1905. He invented the Tesla Coil in 1890 to generate Extremely High Voltage power that he planned to send wirelessly around the world. A 500,000 volt Tesla Coil that generates spectacular 3 foot long arcs will be used in various experiments, along with a 300,000 volt Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil, a 100,000 volt Induction Coil, a Jacobs Ladder, and other high voltage devices. In an abundance of caution, people with implanted medical electronics should not attend these demos due to the strong Electric and Magnetic fields generated by these apparatus .

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
East Ballroom

11:00am

Group Home for Abandoned Lyrics
Do you have a song fragment you've never quite gotten around to finishing? Bring it to this workshop to share it with others, and perhaps find it a new home or some new friends.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Timberline

11:00am

Ghost in the Machine or Grandpa?
Is a personality upload a real person? Can they vote? What do they do for a living? Or for fun?


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Spokane Suite - 256

11:00am

Spaceships, Colonists, and Castaways
How small communities function in isolated conditions with minimal resources.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
216 Presidential

11:00am

Going to Mars to colonize it
Elon Musk recently announced he was going to Mars to colonize it. Are his plans reasonable? Are they even possible within the current technology?


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pettygrove

11:00am

Research for alternate history.
Mining history for good fiction.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
White Stag

11:30am

Marshall Maresca Reading
Marshall Maresca reads from his works.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Presidential - 216

12:00pm

Diana Francis Reading
Diana Francis reads from her works.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Presidential - 216

12:00pm

Musical Chairs
Do you really not know what this is from the title

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

12:00pm

Working analogue in the digital age
The value of working with paint and brush in the age of computers.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Art Show Foyer

12:00pm

Publishing Ethics
What should the relationship between publishers and writers look like? Between writers and readers? Both require respect. What does that look like?


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
216 Presidential

12:00pm

Cardboard Construction: Make Armor or Model Castles.
Use cardboard, paper plates, bags, newspaper to create helmets, chest plates, and more. Or build a model castle.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jantzen

12:00pm

Historical Costuming
What makes a costume historically accurate and how important is it to get every detail right? What are the best resources for learning about fashion through the centuries? Panelists discuss what draws them to this genre of costuming.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lovejoy

12:00pm

Beyond Escapism: Self-Care for Geeks
Self-care, a concept from Black feminism, has become a trendy hashtag -- and itΓÇÖs often been co-opted and reduced to consumerism. But itΓÇÖs a lot more than bubble baths and Netflix! Come join a group of geeks for a discussion about what self-care means, why we need it, how it's different for geeks, and how we can make that work for us.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rey -156a

12:00pm

Political Economy for World Builders
Learn the basics of political philosophy, forms of government and economic systems to inspire your story, game or more informed voting habits.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jyn - 156b

12:00pm

Care and Feeding of an Author
This panel is for the family, friends, and partners of the creative types. Choosing to support a writer in their pursuit comes with it's own challenges. Get a chance to meet up with other people who also have a writer or other creator in their life.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Thrawn - 252

12:00pm

Cosplay is not consent
Join costumers as they share their experiences in costume and discuss dealing with less-than-respectful "fans".


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

12:00pm

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Themes in SF
SF and F have long been a magnet for people with alternative sexuality and genders. How does literature and media compare with the political reality today?


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hayden

12:00pm

Gender and Gaming
How to play with friends of all genders, regardless of your own. What are some things to keep in mind when world building. Create experiences that all friends can feel great playing.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
White Stag

12:00pm

Concert: Marian Call
Marian Call is a traveling singer-songwriter who hails from Alaska. Her songs are mostly about spaceships.

Moderators
MC

Marian Call

Marian Call is a traveling singer-songwriter who hails from Alaska. Her songs are mostly about spaceships.

Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Timberline

12:00pm

Building the Future
A discussion of cutting edge materials science, miracle materials such as graphene, silica aerogel, and transparent aluminum.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pettygrove

12:00pm

Science Fiction as a Tool for Social Change
Many writers have put their ideals into their writing. Some have even tried to get people to follow those ideals.


Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pendleton

12:00pm

Dead Cosmetics Workshop: with Kim Damio
Need some hair powder for that 18th Century historical impression? Curious about hair powder before the 1700s and its use during the Victorian period? If so, please join us for a special Dead Cosmetics workshop to learn the basics and how to *GO BEYOND STARCH* by personalizing your own hair powder with period fragrance and/or color!! Materials will be provided for the first 20 participants.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Spokane Suite - 256

12:30pm

Andrew S. Fuller Reading
Andrew S. Fuller reads from his latest short fantastical fiction.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Presidential - 216

1:00pm

Otaku Meetup & Pocky Tasting!
Tween-led meetup of anime fans, oriented for tweens, teens, and young adults, but all ages welcome. Whether you're already a big fan of anime, manga, anime-styled games, J-pop, K-pop, anime culture, anime theme songs, anime cosplay, or just curious about the phenomena, come hang out and make new friends, and discover your new favorite flavor of Pocky! Bring your show & tell, from your fanfics, fan art, fan crafts and amigurumi to your collectible cards and cosplay props. Talk about your favorites and learn about some new must-sees. Plan your adventures for anime-oriented cons, including the Creation Station at NewCon!


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Rey -156a

1:00pm

Sarina Dorie Reading
Sarina Dorie reads from her works.

Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Presidential - 216

1:00pm

So happy together
Staying true to your own voice while working on a project with someone else. Developing an idea together. Playing off someone else's strengths and techniques. Collaboration can be exhilarating, what's the key to making it work?


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Art Show Foyer

1:00pm

Autograph Session 2
Get your books (or whatever) signed by your favorite writers!


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Autographs

1:00pm

Off With Their Heads! Then Put on Another? Make a Mutant Pet.
Choose a cute critter and chop off its head. Then sew on a different one. Who can make the most interesting hybrids: catmonkeys, dogephants, bunnybears? Sewing tools provided. Please note - this is a children's activity. We have limited supplies.


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jantzen

1:00pm

Beading 101
Learn the basics of bead work and when and how to use it in costuming


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

1:00pm

Convention and Hall Costuming
How to adapt your costume for wearing at a con. Discussion of hall costume designs and tips. How to have an outstanding, stop-me-in-the-hall-for-a-picture costume.


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

1:00pm

Costuming in the Honorverse
Discussion of the types and basis of costuming and uniforms in the Honorverse. Talk will range from military uniforms, origins, rationale, and more!

Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
216 Presidential

1:00pm

Set the Style: Accessories
A great costume needs great accessories! Where does one go to find them? How hard is it to DIY?


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lovejoy

1:00pm

Feedback Workshop
Bring your questions, manuscripts, critiques, etc. A hands-on workshop on how to apply the feedback you get from readers, editors, writer's workshops, critique groups, etc.


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pendleton

1:00pm

How to Give a Dynamite Reading
You may be a good writer, but reading aloud is a separate skill. Learn to make your words on the page sound great.


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Thrawn - 252

1:00pm

The Bechdel Test vs. the Mako Mori Test
A discussion of what constitutes feminist film-making. The Bechdel Test originated in Alison Bechdel's comic from the '80s-'90s, "Dykes to Watch Out For." To pass, a film must feature at least 2 female characters, who talk, to each other, about something other than a man. Mako Mori is a lead character in "Pacific Rim," who is entirely strong and admirable, who is the heroine of the film, and who has a story arc that is not about her love-life. But "Pacific Rim" fails the Bechdel test; so, some have proposed a "Mako Mori Test" for films.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Roget Ratchford

Roget Ratchford

Owner / Principal Engineer, Rose Eye Photography / Aperia Technologies
"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... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jyn - 156b

1:00pm

Conversation with our Costuming GoH
You CAN be a princess! and a Queen! You can even be a goddess/god! Come meet our very versatile costuming guests of honor. "To love your cosplay is to love yourself."


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hayden

1:00pm

Tesla Coil Demonstrations
Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest geniuses of the 19th Century, inventing the AC motor, radio, and our present electrical power system. We will discuss his inventions from 1884 up thru 1905. He invented the Tesla Coil in 1890 to generate Extremely High Voltage power that he planned to send wirelessly around the world. A 500,000 volt Tesla Coil that generates spectacular 3 foot long arcs will be used in various experiments, along with a 300,000 volt Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil, a 100,000 volt Induction Coil, a Jacobs Ladder, and other high voltage devices. In an abundance of caution, people with implanted medical electronics should not attend these demos due to the strong Electric and Magnetic fields generated by these apparatus .

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Ballroom

1:00pm

Game Design 101
Learning the basics. What to think about, things to use, how to prototype, and just what might others want to play.


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
White Stag

1:00pm

The Making of a Song Parody
Watch the words magically morph on animated slides as Bob Kanefsky reconstructs his process for writing a particular parody. [I have slides prepared for "False Alarms at Baycon" (after "Hotel California") and "The Giant" (after "the Boxer"). I could fill the allotted time with either, or try to cram them both in.

Moderators
Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Timberline

1:00pm

Rockets and space drives
A discussion of cutting and bleeding edge of rocketry and space drives, with some discussion of the purely theoretical.


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pettygrove

1:30pm

Anime & Manga Reviews: Must or Bust?
Which anime (Japanese animation) and manga (Japanese comic books or graphic novels) are your faves deserving raves? What are the yawns only for pawns? Which are merely meh? Tween-led panel, open to all ages, and to all from the most savvy otaku to the greenest noob.


Saturday November 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Rey -156a

1:30pm

Jennifer Brozek Reading
Jennifer Brozek reads from her works.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Presidential - 216

2:00pm

Developing Artists Sketch Book Critique
Sketchbook Critique session reserved for developing artists under the age of 18.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Art Show Demo

2:00pm

Take Another Little Piece of my Art Now Baby
Business pitfalls to avoid and strategies to help stay focused on the right projects for the right reasons. When is it a good idea to get sucked into someone else's project? How do you say "no" when it's not?


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Art Show Foyer

2:00pm

The Art of Sarah Clemens
Artist Guest of Honor, Sarah Clemens, talks about her work and inspirations.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hayden

2:00pm

Autograph Session 3
Get your books (or whatever) signed by your favorite writers!


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Autographs

2:00pm

Design and Play Your own Game
Design and make your own game with the staff of the Interactive Museum of Games and Puzzlery. Then play it! For kids aged 8 and up.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jantzen

2:00pm

Web Comics You Should Be Reading
The internet is now, time to catch up people! Recommendations for webcomics for people new to the medium.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

2:00pm

Costuming for Those Who Don't Sew
For folks who love to costume, but don't want to craft everything from scratch. Topics will include best places to hunt for costumes and accessories, as well as re-purposing common items.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lovejoy

2:00pm

Advanced Character Creation
Beyond the physical specs and maybe some background, what else should you do to really develop a deep character? Integrating characters into settings, setting up internal conflicts, and much much more!


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pendleton

2:00pm

Minor Characters
Do your minor characters take over the scene? Or do you have the opposite problem where they all seem the same or are faceless automatons? Learn the tricks of the trade that help writers populate their fiction with believable, interesting characters that don`t overwhelm the scene.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spokane Suite - 256

2:00pm

American gods: Perspectives & Personal Pantheons
American gods, the Neil Gaiman novel, has enthralled readers and, now, viewers, with its modern embodiments of deities and concepts. In discussions, and via fanfic drabbles, share with us your perspectives on the novel, the series, and whom, or what, you could also envision personified: their characteristics, mannerisms, aesthetics.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rey -156a

2:00pm

Embracing Body Positivity via Cosplay, Crossplay, and Fanfic
Engaging with your fandom, rewriting scripts to see yourself in your favorite stories or acting or dressing as characters therefrom, can help with embracing body positivity and with breaking down stereotypes about ethnicity, gender, and orientation.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jyn - 156b

2:00pm

ORC Open Read and Critiques Session C
Saturday afternoon Open Read and Critiques (ORCs) allow writers of all skill levels to read the first 750 words of their work to a round table group of the same.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thrawn - 252

2:00pm

Defining Steampunk
Is steampunk a genre? An aesthetic? A community? Yes, and more.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

2:00pm

Recruitment and Retention
How to "Show the Flag" for your fan group. How to attract and retain members, and build a sense of community within the group. How to work through growing pains and conflict.

Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
216 Presidential

2:00pm

How Games are Changing the World
As the world catches on to the fun in games what is the Good, the Bad & the Ugly.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
White Stag

2:00pm

Sea and Star Chantey 101
Chanteys are songs with repeated chorus lines interspersed throughout, commonly used as work songs. In this panel we will explore historical, futuristic, and fantastic chanteys as might be sung on the seas, between the stars, or in the aether. This is a chance for the audience to break out their harmonizing skills.


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Timberline

2:00pm

Science, SF, and Religion
A discussion of the ultimate questions


Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pettygrove

2:30pm

Dave Smeds Reading
Dave Smeds reads from his works.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Presidential - 216

3:00pm

A. M. Brosius Reading
A. M. Brosius reads stories from an alternate history.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Presidential - 216

3:00pm

Art Show Docent Tour with Lee Moyer
Join a guided tour of the Art Show, hosted by Artist/Illustrator Lee Moyer.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Art Show

3:00pm

Craft as Art
Needle felted sculpture, bead sculpture, embellished bags and boxes, pottery and enameled buttons. All of these things appear regularly in convention Art Shows. Explore the confluence of handicraft and art.

Moderators
avatar for Ylluria WaterSong

Ylluria WaterSong

I'm a mermaid, singer/performer, bellydancer, artist, crafter, and a whole lot more. Come explore this magickal world with me! ^_^

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Art Show Foyer

3:00pm

Autograph Session 4
Get your books (or whatever) signed by your favorite writers!


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Autographs

3:00pm

Meet a Cosplayer! Q & A and More
Come and meet some cosplayers and find out how they make their costumes, and get cool photos!


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jantzen

3:00pm

How to market your comic
If you're indie, you've gotta learn how to market yourself. So how do you do that? Where do you start?


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

3:00pm

Anatomy of a DIY Vacuum Former
Moderator will assemble a working vacuum former from improvised components. Design choices and alternatives will be discussed. If time allows a helmet will be vacuum formed. Could be either a small or large group

Moderators
Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Spokane Suite - 256

3:00pm

Black Cinderella and the new Jim Crow: Media representation in post-racial America
No matter whether it is consumed via broadband or broadcast, billboard or bus shelter, it is nearly impossible to ignore the constant stream of media imagery bombarding us all each day. Messages of hope, of despair, of commerce and compassion, it is easy to take this input at face value, to accept the image as presented--and the assumptions that come with it. This panel is about challenging those assumptions, in particular as they relate to fiction and popular media. Key topics will include race as a distraction from character default white and the proliferation of race blindness separate but equal for cosplayers The focus will be primarily on visible demarcations of Otherness during this discussion (race as a major talking point given our current social climate, but also key examples touching on gender, size, and mobility). This topic touches on a lot of sensitive points for many, many people, so expect open minds, tolerant hearts, and strong moderation.

Moderators
avatar for Roget Ratchford

Roget Ratchford

Owner / Principal Engineer, Rose Eye Photography / Aperia Technologies
"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... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jyn - 156b

3:00pm

Surviving Cons with Disabilities
Whether our and/or our kids' disabilities are visually apparent or hidden, they might impact our ability to arrive at, afford, or physically and/or feel included at cons. What do we, peers, allies, or conrunners do that helps - and what needs improvement? How can we support ourselves and each other and make cons safer and more inclusive for people at all levels of involvement, with various types of disabilities?


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rey -156a

3:00pm

ORC Open Read and Critiques Session D
Saturday afternoon Open Read and Critiques (ORCs) allow writers of all skill levels to read the first 750 words of their work to a round table group of the same.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Thrawn - 252

3:00pm

Worldcon: Dublin 2019!
An Irish Worldcon will be having a very casual informal gathering at OryCon on Saturday at 3pm in the Lion's Den for volunteers and people interested in volunteering. Join our committee member(s) and volunteers to find out more. Hosts: Marilyn Hedtke and Ben Yalow.!

Moderators
Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

3:00pm

Audiobook Technique Presentation
Audiobook narration and technology

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
White Stag

3:00pm

Conversation with our Editor GoH!
Editor. Journalist. Film critic. Beetlejuice impersonator. Come meet our amazingly versatile editor Guest of Honor!

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hayden

3:00pm

Star Trek: Discovery
Whoo hoo! Another Star Trek series! It's been far too long. What do you think? The political messages should be epic...


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lovejoy

3:00pm

Learn the songs "everyone knows"
Sometimes it seems like the whole room knows a song...and you don't. This workshop is your chance to come learn. We will go through the common songs sung in local filk circles and teach the words/music to newcomers and other interested parties.


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Timberline

3:00pm

The Softer Side of SF
What is "social science fiction"? How have authors used ideas from "soft" sciences like sociology, anthropology, and linguistics to craft convincing future scenarios, telling fascinating stories while shedding light on current human problems? Discuss authors past and present (LeGuin, etc.) who specialize in this.


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
216 Presidential

3:00pm

What society will really look like an a post-AI age
When labor is all but obviated and (in theory) the human cost of goods has dropped near zero but so has employment - what does this really mean? Are we gonna get Blade Runner, Star Trek or Terminator?


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pettygrove

3:00pm

Unmanning the Front
Drones and remotes: is there a place for humans in future combat?


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pendleton

3:00pm

Make your own book in one hour
Create a real, physical book in one hour. All ages welcome.

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Lounge

3:30pm

Joyce Reynolds-Ward Reading
Joyce Reynolds-Ward reads from her works.


Saturday November 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Presidential - 216

4:00pm

David Levine Reading
David Levine reads from his works.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Presidential - 216

4:00pm

Anime: Where to start
A panel on the most famous and classic Animes out there to help out those who want to watch and enjoy them but are too confused where to start.


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

4:00pm

Inspiration, Homage, or Theft?
Inspiration is an important part of developing your own artistic voice. We can't help but be influenced by those we admire. How does one develop a distinctive style and when does homage go too far?


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Art Show Foyer

4:00pm

Autograph Session 5
Get your books (or whatever) signed by your favorite writers!


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Autographs

4:00pm

OryKids Face Painting, Parade & More!
Put your best horns or claws forward! Get glitter tattoos, face painting and other finishing touches. Or help to make our parade banner. Then join our parade and show off your costume! We'll march through the lobby, hallways and more.


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jantzen

4:00pm

Backstory: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right
What to use, what to lose, and how to deliver a great backstory without losing the readers that want to read about the here and now right now.


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pendleton

4:00pm

Nanowrimo: What is It, and Why or Why Not?
National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) has caught on and gets bigger every year. What it's all about, where to sign up, and whether it's a good idea to participate. The pluses and pitfalls of writing a novel in the month of November.


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Spokane Suite - 256

4:00pm

Reckoning with a Legacy of Abuse By our Media-Producers
How do we respond when we find out yet another man who's work we love has done or continues to do terrible things? Please note: We believe survivors, here. Always. CONTENT ALERT: This discussion is intended as safe space. Some subject matter may be triggering. This panel takes place in a suite. You may bring comfort food and (non-alcohol) beverages. Parents are strongly advised that some content might not be suitable for those younger than 14.


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jyn - 156b

4:00pm

ORC Open Read and Critiques Session E
Saturday afternoon Open Read and Critiques (ORCs) allow writers of all skill levels to read the first 750 words of their work to a round table group of the same.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Thrawn - 252

4:00pm

Conversation with our Writing GoH
Timothy Zahn!!! We've worked for YEARS to get him here, and now here he is!!

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hayden

4:00pm

Storytelling Karaoke
The Pulp Stage -

Moderators
Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
White Stag

4:00pm

LGBTQI mixer
Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
216 Presidential

4:00pm

Ye Intro To Faire
Find out where to go, what to expect, and how to doublet your pleasure at Renaissance Faires, the SCA, (Society for Creative Anachronism) and other venues for reveling like it's 1599.


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lovejoy

4:00pm

Cannibalism!
From Sawney Bean and Sweeney Todd to The Hills Have Eyes and Hannibal, we explore the role of cannibalism in horror literature and film and its historical/anthropological roots.


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

4:00pm

Filker Memorial
Remembering our departed filkers from the previous year.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Timberline

4:00pm

Science and Spirituality
Are science and spirituality mutually exclusive or intertwined?


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pettygrove

4:30pm

Catherine McGuire Reading
Catherine McGuire reads from her works.


Saturday November 18, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Presidential - 216

5:00pm

Extra curricular activities
Sure, art is your life, but don't you have hobbies? How to strike a balance between work and play.


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Art Show Foyer

5:00pm

Agents of Change
Are you ready to hand off some duties to an agent in 2017? Finding a traditional book deal, selling foreign rights, landing that elusive film deal: find out what they can do for you... and when to fire one.


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pendleton

5:00pm

Strategy Games
Challenge your mind with strategy games like Checkers, Simplexity and 9 Men's Morris. For older kids, ages 6 and up.


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jantzen

5:00pm

NaNoWriMo Write In!
National Novel Writing Month writers and anyone interested in focused writing time--bring your laptops, notebooks and pound some words onto the page.


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Spokane Suite - 256

5:00pm

Structurally Speaking
What is a scene, a chapter, a story arc? What about subplots, internal and external conflict, the climax, the low points, plot twists and reversals? How all the structural parts of a story interlock and move together to form a whole.


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lovejoy

5:00pm

Chivalry for Writers
A novelist and SCAdian presents the Code of Chivalry: what it was, how it affected society during the Dark and Middle Ages, and how it developed over time. Emphasis will be on how ideas about Chivalry affected individual behavior, with an eye toward assisting those who want to write more accurate and believable passages about knights and nobles in History or Fantasy.


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jyn - 156b

5:00pm

Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Fandom: Accio Prequels, Sequels, & Fan Creations!
How would *you* shape, or ship, anyone or anything in the Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts universes? Share your visions for the characters, settings, spells/charms/potions, and beasties, from any of the books or films -- including the new "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"-- or your own imagination! Bring the wands you made in our wand-making panel, your fanfic, cosplays, fan art, fan crafts, Wrock (wizard rock), trivia questions, performances, impersonations, improvisations, wild speculations and amicable mock debates. All Houses (and House Elves!) welcome!


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rey -156a

5:00pm

Creating Convention Policies
What policies does your convention need to help it run smoothly? How do you decide when a policy has been violated and what to do about it?


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

5:00pm

From Fan Fic to Pro
How do you make the jump? What is the real difference between fan fiction and what makes the jump?


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Thrawn - 252

5:00pm

East Meets West
Western enthusiasm for Eastern tropes continues to grow - are we now seeing western examples influenced by the East? How about the other way around?


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hayden

5:00pm

Freaking Me Out, Not Grossing Me Out
Are intense descriptions of bloody death and torture really necessary to scare the pants off your audience? Discussion on how to horrify without all the gory details.


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

5:00pm

Teaching that Great New Game
Why diving right in sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Learn how to teach others the favorite game you want to play


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
White Stag

5:00pm

Escape With Us!
While film is often used to explore complex social themes and situations, the movie theatre also functions as a refuge from reality. The nature of the escape changes depending on the larger social landscape. Does the current proliferation of films about super heroes and live-action fairy tales reflect a cultural desire to be rescued, or is it something else?


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
216 Presidential

5:00pm

Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading
Join members of Broad Universe--an organization dedicated to women in genre fiction--for a whole bunch of really short readings crammed into one hour.


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presidential - 216

5:00pm

Un-Extinction
We now have the genetic tools to bring back extinct species. There is a project in Russia to bring back the Mammoth to combat global warming. Where else is this being considered, should it be?


Saturday November 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pettygrove

5:30pm

Masquerade Rehearsal
Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
East Ballroom

6:00pm

Concert: Riona Aibhann
A newcomer to the OryCon stage, Irish traditional and fantasy singer Riona.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Timberline

6:00pm

The Artist`s Studio
What are the ingredients for a space that is inspiring and comfortable to work in. How big, how bright, how busy? Bring photos to share!


Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Art Show Foyer

6:00pm

LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) for Kids
Get some exercise while you game! Learn a role and act it out to win. We will run a LARP suited to kids aged 6 and up.


Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jantzen

6:00pm

Slug Throwers and Stun Guns
All about firearms past and present, plus some less lethal stuff thrown in, and a willingness to speculate about the future. Bring your questions and our panelists will answer (or direct you to a good resource.)


Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pendleton

6:00pm

Bowie, Prince, et al., Sing-Along with Fallen Musical Idols
A group sing-along, amid a homage to musical idols recently lost, including David Bowie, Prince, Pete Burns, George Michael, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Leonard Cohen, and any others recently lost, from devotees and cosplayers. An examination of what each meant to us each personally, with open mic for testimonies and performances. PG-13.


Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Rey -156a

6:00pm

David Boop re-envisions the Old West
The science and the supernatural have been at home with western fiction since the first dime novels back in the 1800s. The genre of "weird western" has evolved to include some of our favorite TV shows (The Wild, Wild West,) movies (Cowboys Vs Aliens,) novels (Territory,) comics (Jonah Hex,) and games (Deadlands.) Join writer/editor David Boop as he discusses the origins of weird westerns, their rollercoaster popularity and how to cross any genre with a western.

Moderators
Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Spokane Suite - 256

6:00pm

Crossover Fandom
Have you attended a gaming convention? How about a mystery convention? Come and learn about other fandoms in the area.


Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

6:00pm

Urban Fantasy Made Real
Increasingly, stories are being placed in modern times or locales but with fantasy elements to them. Whether it is wesen in Portland or vampires in Washington, how does one effectively blend these very different elements? Alternatively, what are some examples of how NOT to accomplish this?


Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lovejoy

6:00pm

Anime trivia!
Think you know all there is to know about Anime? Come to our Anime trivia panel and put your brains to the test!


Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

6:00pm

Star Wars New Canon
Legends & New Canon: Where do we stand? What exists in the Lucasfilm sandbox? The new movies, plus, there's a lot of new Star Wars stories in the books, comics, and even cartoons. It's an awesome time to be a Star Wars fan!


Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
White Stag

6:00pm

KIC 8462852 also known as Tabby
The dang thing is really weird and some of its behavior might be explainable by a Dyson Shell being constructed around it. While no one really thinks aliens are building a Dyson Shell on a star 95 light years away it is not totally impossible either, just very improbable.


Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pettygrove

6:00pm

The Scab Lands of Earth and Mars
Ancient floods on Mars left their marks deeply etched into the planet's surface. Canyons bigger than the Grand Canyon, dry riverbeds, deltas, and huge sandbars suggest to us that Mars had a lot of water and that it flowed with a vengeance. We see something amazingly similar in southeastern Washington, in the Channeled Scablands.

Moderators
Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
216 Presidential

6:00pm

Light Exercises for Writers
Calling all writers and other people who spend large portions of time at a computer: learn some easy, light exercises to help your back, shoulders and wrists. No workout clothes required. Bring your questions.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrawn - 252

6:30pm

Concert: Cecilia Eng
Cecilia Eng puts harmony into practice.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Timberline

6:30pm

Brenda Cooper Reading
Brenda Cooper reads from her works.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Presidential - 216

7:00pm

Monster Party! Stories, Music and Movement
Stories, music and dancing, on the theme of not-too-scary monsters. Supplies also available to make monster claws - wear 'em in the wild rumpus! For kids aged about 3-8.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Ylluria WaterSong

Ylluria WaterSong

I'm a mermaid, singer/performer, bellydancer, artist, crafter, and a whole lot more. Come explore this magickal world with me! ^_^


Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Jantzen

7:00pm

Graphic Novels and Comics as Literature
What is noteworthy in the unique storytelling found in graphic novels? Are books really more literary when they're not illustrated?


Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

7:00pm

Kitten Kaboodle: Share Cat Joys & Make Cat Toys!
From memes to animagi, feline kind dominate the internet and prevail in films, shows -- and our lives. Whether they make you squee with glee or want to flee, come and kibbitz about kitties with me! All ages. Fabric scraps and catnip provided for those who want to sew their own cat toys while we kibbitz.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Contessa Paxton Timmerman

Contessa Paxton Timmerman

C & C Tax and Accounting
was in a pageant in College in the Philippines. I made it to the final round. Nevertheless I did not win the Crown, but that is ok with me. This was a confidence booster for me. I never felt worthy enough, but I was encouraged. At the youth group tonight Miss Washington was there... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rey -156a

7:00pm

Self-Publish Your Novel Right Now!
Did you know that, these days, a book and its cover are just PDF files? If you want your work turned into a great-looking paperback book, you can do this for about $20 once you know how. Local author and publisher Robert Plamondon shows you how to do this -- whether you're interested in having a spiffy edition for fun or profit. Rating: PG


Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Jyn - 156b

7:00pm

Dark Fantasy
There appears to be a resurgence of fantasy that includes macabre themes and taps the human desire for frightening stories that began with the original Brothers Grimm stories, and now includes more recent work like the Song of Ice and Fire, Broken Empire and Penny Dreadful. Where might some of the more influential dark fantasy or grimdark works lead the fantasy genre overall?


Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

7:00pm

Fantasy with Non-European settings
Laura Anne Gilman's Devil's West, Nisi Shawl and Everfair, my Goddess's Honor series, and others all have non-Western settings. What are the others? Why are they important?


Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pendleton

7:00pm

Healers, Shamans & Clerics, Oh My!
Medicine in fantasy novels. Is there really an herb for everything?


Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lovejoy

7:00pm

Game System Upgrades
When a new version comes out, do you want to use it or stick to what everybody knows? How have other system upgrades gone over the years? What are you looking forward to and what might you not have heard of yet. Using outdated game systems: change events or just go with it?


Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
White Stag

7:00pm

So You Want to Produce a CD
Making a CD without living on the cutting edge of insolvency.


Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thrawn - 252

7:00pm

Concert: Frank Hayes
Frank Hayes is a beloved computer writer and filker. Hop on the S-100 bus with him.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Timberline

7:00pm

To Build a Starship
What does it take? What will it look like? Are we ready to consider this? Do we have any of the technology we need?


Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
216 Presidential

7:00pm

Starting from Scratch
How would you rebuild society from the ground up?


Saturday November 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pettygrove

7:30pm

Craig English Reading
Craig English reads from his works.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Presidential - 216

7:30pm

Masquerade
Moderators
Saturday November 18, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
East Ballroom

8:00pm

Patrick Swenson Reading
Patrick Swenson reads from his works.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Presidential - 216

8:00pm

In A Dark Time: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and the Act of Creating Art
A panel on writing, painting, drawing, singing and dancing through the dark.


Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pendleton

8:00pm

LGBTQ Teens in Crisis
Gene Armstrong discusses how to help LGBTQ teens. All are welcome!

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lovejoy

8:00pm

Sci Fi Ask Me Another! (Quiz Show)
Curtis Chen and Jeff Soesbe present a variety of games involving science fiction and fantasy trivia, puzzles, and wordplay. Audience participation is required, and rewarded! Can you make it to the final Elimination Game? Come have fun while competing for prizes!

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
216 Presidential

8:00pm

Crime and Fantasy
From vampire assassins to wizard private eyes to undead thugs, crime has been mixing it up with fantasy for years. What is it about crime, noir, and the paranormal that's so appealing? Also - what are some really good titles?


Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

8:00pm

Ghost in the Vegan Bar
The Pacific Northwest is known for our haunted spots. Where are they? What are their stories? Where is the "proof"?


Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

8:00pm

Tabletop: Recent Favorites
Tired of settling for Catan? We'll discuss our favorite tabletop games of recent vintage.

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
White Stag

8:00pm

Concert: Starlight
Choose this panel to request a concert at OryCon.


Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Timberline

8:00pm

Backyard Astronomy
It's a dark night with lots of stars. Actually, some are galaxies, and some are planets, and nebulae--what can you see from your backyard, and what are good resources to learn about what you're seeing? Bonus--what might be visible from other worlds with different solar system conditions?


Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pettygrove

8:00pm

Can You Survive an Age of Automatons?
Robots and Cyborgs and Androids, Oh, My! Some 'droids might be walking, while others might fly! Could you battle 'bots from the future, outwit bit-wits from days gone by? Well, you'll never know until you try! Come compete, or cheer on those you meet, in our interactive trivia game, complete with stand-up comic hosts and prizes for those best at thinking on their feet!


Saturday November 18, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Rey -156a

9:00pm

Flirting 102
Advanced expert advice for those looking to improve their interpersonal skills.


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Lion Kings Den - 266

9:00pm

Finding Horror in the Everyday
Terror is all around if you learn how to look at the world differently. Join us for a discussion and tips and tricks for finding the razor's edge in every fluffy cloud.


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pendleton

9:00pm

Writing Believable Sex Scenes
Is that position actually possible? Do people really do that?


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Lovejoy

9:00pm

Theme Circle: Star Wars
This circle focuses on songs inspired by the Star Wars universe. Bring your favorites to perform (or request) or just come listen!


Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Timberline

9:00pm

LARP - Mind's Eye Theatre
No prior knowledge of Changeling the Dreaming or LARP is required. All rules will be taught. In a world of desperation, the ultimate act of rebellion is hope. Create your Changeling, a creature born of mortal dreams and supernatural legacies. Then join us for this one-night live-action immersive experience* offers you the chance to take on the roles of fate-bound Fae who must solve a deadly challenge before the evening ends. Official playtest event for Mind's Eye Theatre: Changeling the Dreaming. By Night Studios, in association with The Hidden Parlor

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday November 19, 2017 1:00am
White Stag

10:00pm

Gendering A.I.
Often, when AI has a body, it's coded female and has tons of sexual elements in stories, vs. the less common but more "universally human" stories we get about male AI. How does this limit the stories we see?

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Roget Ratchford

Roget Ratchford

Owner / Principal Engineer, Rose Eye Photography / Aperia Technologies
"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... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Rey -156a

10:00pm

Smut, Gore, and More
A frank and irreverent discussion of sex, violence, and how it is portrayed in fiction and media. Not suitable for tender ears or other orifices.


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Lovejoy

10:00pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
A fannish version of the popular improv gameshow. Remember: everything's made up and the points don't matter!


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday November 19, 2017 12:00am
Lion Kings Den - 266

10:00pm

Solovox!
Come experience an electrifying performer who blurs the line between musician and dj. A Producer! A Composer! A One Man Synthesizer Attack Squad! Bring you dancing shoes!

Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday November 19, 2017 12:00am
East Ballroom

10:00pm

Saturday Oregon Pagan Workshop
Ritual building in theory and practice. Come and take part in building a ritual and help us put it on. Special guest will be Rev. Daimei Jaybird Marmaduke! A practicing Pagan, she holds MA degrees in both Applied Theology and Counseling Psychology, with emphasis in Pastoral Care and Ecopsychology. In addition, she is a Reiki Master, Tarot reader, and an experienced Priestess, Officiant and facilitator.

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday November 19, 2017 12:00am
Jantzen

10:00pm

Open Circle: Chaos
Chaos-format open filk circle. No defined order of turns, but an expectation that everyone who wants a turn will get a chance to perform.

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday November 19, 2017 2:00am
Timberline

11:00pm

Stand Up For Geeks!
They've got your back, they'll make you laugh, they know you inside and out, because they are you. Well, not in a scary, Whovian 'Ganger kinda way. But yeah. They're geeks. And they're friggin' hilarious. Each in unique ways. And each of these randomly nerdy stand-up comedy geniuses has either won performance awards or started their own comedy showcases, on stage or on screen; so yeah, that's worth some XP. See you there.... Rating: 18+


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday November 19, 2017 12:00am
Rey -156a

11:00pm

Quickies! - Short Erotic Readings
Erotic readings of 5 mins or less. Keep it short and quick.


Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday November 19, 2017 12:00am
Lovejoy

12:00am

Spectral Investigations
What you need to know.

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday November 19, 2017 12:00am - 1:00am
Lion Kings Den - 266

12:00am

Midnight Horror Readings
The terrors of the night.

Speakers

Sunday November 19, 2017 12:00am - 1:00am
Presidential - 216

12:00am

Saturday Night Dance
Saturday night dance!

Sunday November 19, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am
East Ballroom
 
Sunday, November 19
 

8:00am

Art Show
Art Show is located in the main ballroom and is open to membership. Please do not bring in any food or drink. No photography is allowed in the Art Show.
Want to help run Art Show next year? Meet artists, help with sales, and hang out with the cool kids? Drop a line to artshow@orycon.org and we’ll sign you right up!

Sunday November 19, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Salon West

8:00am

Hospitality
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies—both healthy and not-so-healthy. Does your panel schedule not leave enough time to visit a restaurant? Up at the wee hours of the morning and nothing seems open? Come join us at Hospitality for snacks and goodies. When you wake up, at what ever hour that happens to be, wander in for a fresh-brewed cup of coffee and some friendly, fannish conversation.
We will have options for all diet types and ingredient lists will be posted on food at time of service. Please note food and drink cannot be taken from Hospitality.

Sunday November 19, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Room 106

9:00am

Stitch and Share - Sunday
Yarn, hand-sewing, and chatter. A quiet place to stitch and share.


Sunday November 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Lovejoy

9:00am

Costume in Harness: An Historical Approach to Costume Armor.
You found the costume you want, but how do you attach that piece of armor? What is it even called? We have your answers. Come join us for a bit of history, as we take you from pauldrons to sabatons, and teach you the best way to attach your armor for long-term wear.

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday November 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Jyn - 156b

9:00am

Free Play: Build Mazes
Build and play with mazes made from the deconstructed forts from yesterday!


Sunday November 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Jantzen

9:00am

Registration
After hours, Reg will be assisted by The Watch, which can be found in the Flanders Room.

Sunday November 19, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Main Lobby

9:00am

Open Gaming & Game Library
Gaming returns to OryCon 39, sponsored by our sister convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Come on upstairs and try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall.
To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Sunday November 19, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Overton Room

9:00am

Artifacts and Child Care scrip
Want a shirt or another OryCon tchotke? Maybe you'd like a little time off from your children? Come to the Artifacts table near Registration in the main lobby. We can sell you baubles and give you the information you need for our on-site child care.

Sunday November 19, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Main Lobby

9:00am

Fan Lounge
We had to pick a closing time for the electronic schedule, we'll be open until traffic actually dies down. The Susan C. Petrey Memorial Fan Lounge is a community area for fans to meet and hold gatherings during OryCon. If your club/guild/ committee/alliance/group of friends would like a free area to host a get-together, please sign up on the door of the lounge during the convention. View o39.sched.org for the latest schedule information. Refreshments will be provided, and the only requirement is that your event is open and welcoming to any fans who might wander in. Folks just looking for a place to sit and relax are welcome, too!

Sunday November 19, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Vulcan - 202

9:00am

Teen Lounge
Teen Lounge is a safe space for people ages 13-21 to be as geeky as they please. The Teen Lounge has a range of games that are both table top and console. There are plenty of snacks, drinks and like minded geeks.

Sunday November 19, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Suite 102

9:00am

Info Desk
Have a question about OryCon?
Visit the Info Desk in the main lobby foyer, across from Registration. They know everything. :)

Sunday November 19, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Main Lobby

10:00am

Erica L. Satifka Reading
Erica L. Satifka reads from her works.

Speakers

Sunday November 19, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Presidential - 216

10:00am

Showing up for the work
How do you gain inspiration? How do you stay motivated? How important is the idea of having a "work ethic"? Does being in the studio prompt the work, or is it inspiration that gets you to the studio?


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Art Show Foyer

10:00am

Pseudonyms, Genre and Branding
Can one writing name encompass, say, space opera, high fantasy, military scifi and erotic romance? When to fracture your writing identity, how and why.


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Pendleton

10:00am

Reprints
When is a short story posted or novel portion posted on the web or micro-market considered published, and is that the end of the line for that work? At the other end of the spectrum, what clauses to look for in contracts that affect the future possibilities of published material and what writers and artists can do when the copyright reverts to them.


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Wenatchee - 166 Parlor

10:00am

Mermaid Meet and Greet Cove
Come meet the Mermaids in their cove

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Ylluria WaterSong

I'm a mermaid, singer/performer, bellydancer, artist, crafter, and a whole lot more. Come explore this magickal world with me! ^_^


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Spokane Suite - 256

10:00am

Star Trek Costuming
Star Trek Costuming--from different uniforms to how the aliens dressed.


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Lovejoy