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Friday, November 8
 

7:00am

Hospitality - Breakfast
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies --both healthy and not-so-healthy. Come join us at hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles for when you get the munchies.

Friday November 8, 2013 7:00am - 10:00am
Room 1555

10:00am

OryCon Office
Contact OryCon staff, ask questions, purchase shirts, commemorative glasses and child care tickets.

Friday November 8, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
Weidler

10:00am

Registration
Purchase your memberships here!

Friday November 8, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
Halsey

10:00am

Susan C. Petrey Fan Lounge
Friday November 8, 2013 10:00am - 11:00pm
Room 1455

11:00am

Hospitality - Lunch
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies --both healthy and not-so-healthy. Come join us at hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles for when you get the munchies.

Friday November 8, 2013 11:00am - 5:00pm
Room 1555

11:00am

Info Desk
Ask questions, get directions, find information of all kinds!

Friday November 8, 2013 11:00am - 9:00pm
Hotel Lobby, near the coffee bar

12:00pm

Social Media and the Modern Writer
Websites, Facebook fan pages, email lists, contests, twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, ads, blogs and that annoying thing called a "platform": what works, what doesn't, and why you need to care (spoiler: you do).

Moderators
Panelists
avatar for William Hertling

William Hertling

writer, williamhertling.com
I'm a science fiction writer interested in artificial intelligence, the technological singularity, data ownership, and corporate power. I'm the author of Avogadro Corp, AI Apocalypse, The Last Firewall, The Turing Exception, and Kill Process.


Friday November 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

12:00pm

Backstory Bedlam
What to use, what to lose. Writing the details without having to explain every last one.


Friday November 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Madison

12:00pm

Blah blah blah she said
What makes good dialogue? Saidisms, dialogue tags, making characters sound individual, writing accents, and all that stuff that makes or breaks dialogue.


Friday November 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hamilton

12:00pm

Simplifying RPG Systems
Can't remember all those rules? Combat too slow and too predictable? Players too smug and fearless? Spice up your role-playing campaign by streamlining the rules system and picking up the pace! Robert Plamondon, author of "Through Dungeons Deep: A Fantasy Gamers' Handbook," shares some easy techniques, and the audience will share plenty more. Rating: PG

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Washington

12:00pm

12:00pm

LARP
Friday November 8, 2013 12:00pm - 11:59pm
Cascade - Three Sisters

12:00pm

Open Gaming
Featuring the game library of OryCon's sister convention, GameStorm. GameStorm has over 460 individual board games for your gaming enjoyment. http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Friday November 8, 2013 12:00pm - 11:59pm
Cascade Ballroom

12:00pm

Gaming Library
Featuring the game library of OryCon's sister convention, GameStorm. GameStorm has over 460 individual board games for your gaming enjoyment. http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2013 12:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00am
Cascade Ballroom

12:30pm

Patrick Swenson Reading
Patrick Swenson reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Grant

1:00pm

Alma Alexander reading
Alma Alexander reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Grant

1:00pm

Cameras and Digital Collage
Photographic images as the starting point for digital collage. Tools and techniques for incorporating the "real" world into the realm of fantasy.


Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Idaho

1:00pm

Everybody Wants a Piece of Me
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, and how to say "no" when it's not.


Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ross Island

1:00pm

Pitch it to Me: The Art of the Elevator Speech
Hone your skills for pitching to literary agents, editors, and film agents and managers. Bring your pitch questions and learn how to pitch one-to-one.


Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Morrison

1:00pm

Stitch and Bitch - Friday
Yarn, hand-sewing, and chatter. A quiet place to stitch and bitch.


Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sellwood

1:00pm

Gender and Writing
Gender free? Gender neutral? Stereotyping? How gender affects our writing. What writers do to write effectively in the opposite gender's point of view, and whether they really do get away with it.


Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hamilton

1:00pm

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


Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington

1:00pm

Game-anon
A discussion and critique of gamer culture


Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hawthorne

1:00pm

Green Tree Blue Tree Purple Tree
What are some exotic ideas that actually could work based on current knowledge.


Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oregon

1:30pm

Aimee Amodio Reading
Aimee Amodio reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Grant

2:00pm

K.C. Ball Reading
K.C. Ball reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grant

2:00pm

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?


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ross Island

2:00pm

Publishing Ethics
When does a long response time become unprofessional or even insulting? How does an editor or publisher offer suggestions to a struggling author without offending them? Should they? This panel discusses where in the field of publishing the line is drawn (or should be drawn) between ethical decisions and business decisions.


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

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? Make it into an ebook and get it out there making you some money. Where to publish, how to publish, and how to get help.


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Roosevelt

2:00pm

The Changing Face of the Computer Interface
Carpal tunnel is killing me! What advances are being made in user interfaces? When will they come out? Or are they already here, and if so, why can't I get hold of them?


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alaska

2:00pm

How Did You Make THAT?
Making costumes out of non-standard materials


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sellwood

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 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Morrison

2:00pm

Revision: Path to better writing or way to never finish?
Endless revisions can kill good writing, but everyone says polish your work. Besides, the first draft is usually bad, right? How to navigate through the apparent contradictions without going crazy.

Moderators
Panelists
avatar for William Hertling

William Hertling

writer, williamhertling.com
I'm a science fiction writer interested in artificial intelligence, the technological singularity, data ownership, and corporate power. I'm the author of Avogadro Corp, AI Apocalypse, The Last Firewall, The Turing Exception, and Kill Process.


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lincoln

2:00pm

Writing with All Your Senses
Writers are always reminded to write with all their senses. But how far should they go? And what about altered senses? What about characters that are blind, or in constant pain, or have numbed senses, deafness, or other disabilities? Are constant reminders necessary? What writers can take for granted, and what they should use to enrich their writing.


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hamilton

2:00pm

Fan Art Contest Opens: Game of Thrones/Song of Ice & Fire!
From your personalized House crest, to your most smoldering (PG-13) rendering of your favorite pairing, to your most harrowing rendering of life among those who have Taken the Black, to your cutest baby dragons, we want to see it all. And you can win phenomenal prizes, from recognized GoT fan artists around the globe. Art supplies and paper will be provided, but you may also bring your own supplies, and you may submit work already completed. Anyone of any age and level of art ability and experience is welcome. Digital entries may be emailed to creationstationrem@gmail.com! Come back between 4:30pm-5pm Friday or 6pm-6:30 pm Saturday, for judging and prizes.


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington

2:00pm

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.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madison

2:00pm

Filmmaking on the Cheap
You have a script, but you have no money. How do you make the movie magic happen?


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

2:00pm

Medical ethics: when should doctors step back?
Where money, medical technology, human suffering and moral concerns about euthanasia collide.


Friday November 8, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Idaho

2:00pm

2:30pm

Craig English Reading
Craig English reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grant

3:00pm

Jason V. Brock Reading
Jason V. Brock reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grant

3:00pm

Priced to Sell
The economics of creativity are tough, especially for artists. The music industry has going prices for CDs, writers have pay per word, but you have to decide based on what criteria and compared to what pricing scale in the world of convention prices and gallery shows?


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ross Island

3:00pm

Newbies Beware: Pitfalls for New Writers
Eager new writers are always looking for a break. And people looking for a break are easy targets for scams that can sap both their money and their motivation. This panel discusses professional pitfalls for new writers to watch out for.


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

3:00pm

Synopses Summaries Book Descriptions and Other Horrors
Few things exasperate writers more than condensing their masterworks into a single page synopsis--or worse, a 150 word book description! What to include, what to exclude, and strategies to keep it fresh and reveal your voice without sounding unprofessional.


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Madison

3:00pm

Orykids Meet & Greet with Games!
Come hang out in the Orykids space and see our programs for the Con. And try some of our word and board games.

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Broadway

3:00pm

Can Movies Capture the Joy of Comics?
Iron Man III! Avengers! Awesome movies, true, but do they capture what really makes us love comics?


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hawthorne

3:00pm

Beading Basics
Learn the basics of beadwork and when to use it in costuming


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sellwood

3:00pm

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


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Morrison

3:00pm

The End of All Things ...
How can you wrap up the end of a story so that it's neat, but not too tidy, and is surprising, but not out of the blue or contrived, natural but not predictable ... ?


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lincoln

3:00pm

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


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hamilton

3:00pm

Fetal Puppy Filk
Come start the con with a moderated chaos filk circle

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Oregon

3:00pm

Space Colonies the Ultimate Gated Communities
At $200,000 a condo, one could raise about $40 billion to make a 200,000 person O'Neill space colony. The technology might be possible soon. Any takers?


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Alaska

3:00pm

The Space Race: have we disqualified ourselves?
Can we still maintain an edge in space technology without heavy lift capability of our own? Will private industry pick up the baton?


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Idaho

3:00pm

Evolution of a Writing Career: A Workshop with Ken Scholes and J.A. Pitts
Hands on writing workshop with Ken Scholes and J.A. Pitts. Bring pen, paper and questions.

Moderators
Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Roosevelt

3:00pm

Game of Thrones Fan Art Contest Continues
Enhance and beautify your pieces before you turn in your made-at-con mini-masterpieces for feedback and for potential prizes. You may also turn in works that you produced prior to coming to the con, in person, or digitally, by emailing creationstationrem@gmail.com! Rating: PG-13 (All ages welcome! But some art might be up to PG-13.)


Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington

3:00pm

Castellan
Two players work together to build a castle. Wall and tower pieces link to form courtyards. The player who finishes a courtyard claims it with a Keep. Game lasts 40-60 minutes and can host 2-4 players

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cascade Ballroom

3:30pm

Gordon Eklund Reading
Gordon Eklund reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grant

4:00pm

Jennifer Linnaea Reading
Jennifer Linnaea reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Grant

4:00pm

The Artist's Way
Discussion of "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. What does it mean to be an artist in a mercantile society? What is the role of an artist in this society? How does one determine their "worth" as an artist? How does one move past the fear of rejection?


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Madison

4:00pm

Make A Noisy/Musical Instrument for Sat. Jam Session
Make an instrument to use in our "Chilly down" program tomorrow or to accompany your filking adventures. But try not to drive your parents crazy with it, especially on the drive home!

Moderators
avatar for Meredith Cook

Meredith Cook

owner, MulchMedia
Bacon.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Broadway

4:00pm

Books to Movies to Comics to Movies to Books
Modes of presentation and limitations therein.


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hawthorne

4:00pm

Pattern Crunching
How do I get a good fit from a commercial pattern?


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sellwood

4:00pm

Collaborating for Fun and Profit
Collaborative writing looks like a great way to go, at first, and then things get complicated. How to maintain communication, keep responsibilities fair and balanced, and what to get in writing when you`re writing with others.


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lincoln

4:00pm

Con 101 - Because of Me They Have a Policy
Social graces for the modern con goer with the help of the Whose Line people for demonstration purposes.


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Morrison

4:00pm

Fan/Author Etiquette
101 things you should never say to your favorite authors when you meet them. Did you say them all this weekend?


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hamilton

4:00pm

Choosing & Learning a Musical Instrument
Selecting your implement of musical destruction, learning it, and deciding when to do more with it than take out the garbage.


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Oregon

4:00pm

One Lump of Science or Two?
How much science does science fiction need? What's more important, the tech or the story?


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ross Island

4:00pm

Women Role Models in Science Fiction
Are there any good female role models in science fiction? Or are they still relegated to being damsels in distress? A discussion of both weak and strong female science fiction characters across all media.


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

4:00pm

The Science of funding Science
Are we missing out on gaining knowledge because of political correctness?


Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alaska

4:30pm

Sheila Finch Reading
Sheila Finch reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grant

5:00pm

Diana Pharaoh Francis Reading
Diana Pharaoh Francis reads from own works


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grant

5:00pm

Choose a Monster and Write Their Story
Participants can pick a monster from books provided, and be guided by published authors in writing up a description and telling the story of their monster.


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Broadway

5:00pm

Building a Costuming Character
Learn how to develop a character that's real and believable


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sellwood

5:00pm

Reenactment Groups
Why are they so popular and how do you find out about them?


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lincoln

5:00pm

Writing Formidable Women
How to write strong female characters ... and how to make sure they're actually female rather than men who happen to look hot in an evening dress.


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hamilton

5:00pm

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.


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington

5:00pm

Fantasy Tropes and Cliches
The good, the bad, and the ugly. Which ones are overused, which ones are integral to the genre, and which ones are horrible, but we love them anyway.


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

5:00pm

Horror and Dark Fantasy
What makes the story horror or dark fantasy? What is the inspiration?


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ross Island

5:00pm

GM School for Noobs!
A primer on how to run a game for those who are interested, but have never done it.

Moderators
Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hawthorne

5:00pm

The Old Songs
Take a walk with us through the corridors of filk history.


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Oregon

5:00pm

Living With Late Stage Cancer
What it's like to live from scan to scan, how we learn about different treatment options, coping when treatment fails, and answering questions from the audience.

Moderators
Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alaska

5:00pm

World Building Geophysics
Creating credible planets. Realistic geophysical architecture.


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Idaho

5:00pm

Education Today
Common Core Standards, Proficiency, High Stakes Testing...what's going on in education today? Is our education system really that bad? Are today's students dumber? Discussion by people who know what they're talking about.


Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Madison

5:30pm

Andrew Fuller Reading
Andrew Fuller reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grant

6:00pm

Concert: PDX Broadsides
Science, piracy, superheroes, robots, and other geeky topics. It's a nerdband on fire.


Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Oregon

6:00pm

Judith Conly Reading
Judith Conly reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Grant

6:00pm

The Death of the Stand-Alone Book
Trilogies, tetralogies--we're not even sure of the right names for five, six, seven-book series! Where does the madness end? Is there no market any more for non-series books?


Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Madison

6:00pm

OryKids Dance Party
Is the Friday Dance too late at night for your kids? They can kick up their heels to Rasputin and Doctorin' the TARDIS. Join us for sci-fi con classic tunes and burn off the last of that OryKid energy before bedtime.

Moderators
avatar for Meredith Cook

Meredith Cook

owner, MulchMedia
Bacon.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Broadway

6:00pm

Costuming for the Sewing Impaired
Can't sew a straight seam to save your soul? You can still assemble, pin, staple, and hot-glue your way to a fabulous outfit without touching a sewing machine


Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sellwood

6:00pm

Fabrics: Proper Choices & Embellishments
Know what fabric to use on a 16th century Spanish gown? Doing aerial somersaults in it? Want the fabric to look more regal? This is the panel for you.


Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lincoln

6:00pm

Watch the Birdie! Posing for Photographers
How to get the best from your costume photos. How to pose for the best pictures.


Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hawthorne

6:00pm

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.


Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington

6:00pm

The Mike and Patty Show
Join Mike and Patricia Briggs for some fun and laughter!


Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ross Island

6:00pm

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?


Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Morrison

6:00pm

Where have all the Dragons Gone?
Remember when Anne McCaffrey's dragons ruled the bookshelves? What are some of the new dragons in literature?


Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hamilton

6:00pm

Write Your Own Constitution Workshop
Bring your laptop. The colony ship has landed and the settlers have disembarked. Or the revolution has succeeded, the flames of the palace dying, the tyrant`s family fled to exile (or worse) and gunfire in the streets becoming sparse and the taverns are en fete. Now what? Here`s your chance to be a Founder of the Nation: write your own Constitution of laws. How would you choose to govern and be governed?


Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Roosevelt

6:00pm

Hospitality - Dinner
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies --both healthy and not-so-healthy. Come join us at hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles for when you get the munchies.

Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 1555

6:00pm

Food Cart: VooDoo Doughnuts
For your Friday night noms, your after the Bloodmobile cravings, your "I've just danced myself into a Time Warp" rebound, and your Sunday Alexander James/Art Auction/Pre-Reg for next year needs...you don't have to go far, they're just outside the door. Bring your cash and bring your appetites!

Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Located outside the Ballroom entrance near the Fan Tables

6:00pm

Writer's Rest Bar (21+)
Come join us at Writer’s Rest, the Orycon bar. It’s a buck-a-bottle and plenty of room to sit down grab a handful of tasty treats and enjoy a few minutes of cheer. Located down the hall from the Hospitality Suite; come on in and join us. 21 and over please.

Friday November 8, 2013 6:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00am
Room 1563

6:30pm

Endeavour Awards
2013 Endeavour Award: The Award honors the best SF/F book written by a Pacific Northwest writer.


Friday November 8, 2013 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Mult/Holl

6:30pm

Concert: Cecilia Eng
Cecilia Eng puts harmony into practice.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Oregon

6:30pm

Ann Gimpel Reading
Ann Gimpel reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Grant

7:00pm

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


Friday November 8, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Mult/Holl

7:00pm

Jess Hartley Reading
Jess Hartley reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Grant

7:00pm

Monsters Pajama Storytime
We will present stories, songs, and rhymes about not-scary monsters. Program suited to kids aged about 2-8.


Friday November 8, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Broadway

7:00pm

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


Friday November 8, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hawthorne

7:00pm

7:00pm

Make a Sonic Screwdriver!
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 to take home with you. Hot glue and scissors will be used, so little Whovians should bring an adult companion. Rating: G


Friday November 8, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington

7:00pm

Flirting 101
Sonia Lyris teaches how to get and give the kind of attention that is desired (and not repellent)

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Roosevelt

7:00pm

Fantasy Around the World
Most fantasy revolves around European folklore - what about something different?


Friday November 8, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hamilton

7:00pm

Concert: Frank Hayes
Frank Hayes is back. Remember when he was a boy.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Oregon

7:00pm

Anachronistic Morality in Fiction
Does the audience really need to see our ethos portrayed by the Romans?


Friday November 8, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Madison

7:30pm

Rhiannon Held Reading
Rhiannon Held reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Grant

7:30pm

AMV Clinic
Let's get under the hood of some common video and audio editing tools used to create Anime Music Videos (AMVs), including "After Effects". Topics will also include acquisition and selection of source materials, techniques and effects which work, and some examples from selected AMVs from recent contests. Rating: PG-13

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2013 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ross Island

8:00pm

Jason Hough Reading
Jason Hough reads from own works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Grant

8:00pm

Costume or Fetishwear?
Drawing the line and crossing it. Want to wear your kinky duds at a convention but make them more SF/Fantasy? How to spice up your regular convention wear with a touch of the off-beat.


Friday November 8, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Sellwood

8:00pm

ORC Open Read and Critiques Session B
Friday evening 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.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Madison

8:00pm

Grimm! OUAT! Defiance!
What great or not-so-great shows are you watching on tv?


Friday November 8, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Hawthorne

8:00pm

Filk GoH Concert - Debs and Errol
Filk GoH Debs and Errol perform.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Mult/Holl

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 8, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Jefferson/Adams

8:00pm

Food Cart: BroDogs
For your Friday night noms, your after the Bloodmobile cravings, your "I've just danced myself into a Time Warp" rebound, and your Sunday Alexander James/Art Auction/Pre-Reg for next year needs...you don't have to go far, they're just outside the door. Bring your cash and bring your appetites!

Friday November 8, 2013 8:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00am
Located outside the Ballroom entrance near the Fan Tables

8:00pm

Hospitality - Open 24hrs
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies --both healthy and not-so-healthy. Come join us at hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles for when you get the munchies.

Friday November 8, 2013 8:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00am
Room 1555

8:30pm

Richard A. Lovett's Readings
Richard A. Lovett read's from his own works.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Grant

8:30pm

Costume Lighting
As cosplay evolves, so must the cosplayer. With the increasing complexity of character designs and digital effects, the seasoned cosplayer must use ever more sophisticated techniques in order to produce a finished design that truly ~ pops ~. Where once was a flashlight and a piece of cellophane, today you find advanced circuitry, fiber optics, and more. Come join us as we cover the range of the possible, with tips on both basic wiring to light your first LED, to designing a collapsible circuit to create that MacBook Sleep Effect. All are welcome, from beginner to expert. And remember: Head towards the light.

Moderators
Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Washington

9:00pm

In Memoriam
Remembering our absent friends.


Friday November 8, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Morrison

9:00pm

We're Talking Fan Films
What's out there, what the rules are, and what it takes to produce a great fan film.


Friday November 8, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Hawthorne

9:00pm

PowerGrid
The object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone's network gains a predetermined size. Game lasts 2-3 hours and can host 3-6 players

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Cascade Ballroom

9:30pm

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 8, 2013 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

9:30pm

Friday Night Dance
Come dance the night away while DJ Request and DJ Rohkan spin the Mixes. There will be enough Pop, Dance, Rave and Hardcore music from back in the day to today's hottest hits you won't want to leave!! Rating: PG-13

Friday November 8, 2013 9:30pm - Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00am
Mult/Holl

10:00pm

Doctor Who: Whovian Media Sharing Hour
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 8, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

10:00pm

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


Friday November 8, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Madison

10:00pm

The Colors of the Apocalypse
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
Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 10:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00am
Washington

10:00pm

Pagan Workshop
A training and social hour for newer and older Pagans alike. Non-Pagans are also welcome. Come and learn with us.


Friday November 8, 2013 10:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00am
Roosevelt

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+

Moderators
Panelists

Friday November 8, 2013 11:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00am
Jefferson/Adams

11:00pm

Polyamory
Love in all its forms.


Friday November 8, 2013 11:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00am
Madison

12:00am

Handling Sexuality with Dignity
Writing sex scenes so that everyone can hold their heads (or whatever) high afterward.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00am - 1:00am
Madison

12:00am

LARP
Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00am - 11:59am
Cascade - Three Sisters

12:00am

Open Gaming
Featuring the game library of OryCon's sister convention, GameStorm. GameStorm has over 460 individual board games for your gaming enjoyment. http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00am - 11:59pm
Cascade Ballroom
 
Saturday, November 9
 

7:00am

Hospitality - Breakfast
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies --both healthy and not-so-healthy. Come join us at hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles for when you get the munchies.

Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00am - 10:00am
Room 1555

8:00am

Info Desk
Ask questions, get directions, find information of all kinds!

Saturday November 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00pm
Hotel Lobby, near the coffee bar

8:00am

Gaming Library
Featuring the game library of OryCon's sister convention, GameStorm. GameStorm has over 460 individual board games for your gaming enjoyment. http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 8:00am - Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00am
Cascade Ballroom

9:00am

Stitch and Bitch - Saturday
Yarn, hand-sewing, and chatter. A quiet place to stitch and bitch.


Saturday November 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Sellwood

9:00am

Crafter's Lab: Blinky Bots
Come make a light-up robot with us! Learn how to connect LEDs and make a motion-sensitive, blinking bug robot you get to take home with you. NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY! Little builders should bring an adult with them. Rating: G


Saturday November 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
Washington

10:00am

Brenda Cooper Reading
Brenda Cooper reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Grant

10:00am

Crowdfund Your Book!
You've got a book. Your fans want it. How do you raise the funds to get it to them? Let them pre-order it via Kickstarter or the other crowdfunding sites. We'll discuss best practices, when not to crowdfund, backer rewards people want, fulfillment nightmares and successes, and handling the haters (they gonna hate).


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Ross Island

10:00am

Budget Costuming
Costuming on the cheap. Cheap sources; cheap materials that don't look it; techniques that make inexpensive materials look fabulous.


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Sellwood

10:00am

Coffee Chat with Anne Bishop
Attendance is limited; please sign up at the Info Desk (probably well before Saturday at 10am.) BYOC (or whatever you drink in the morning) and have a nice chat with our Writer Guest of Honor.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Roosevelt

10:00am

My Favorites are Older than Your Favorites
The roots of SF, Fantasy and Horror go deep. H.G. Wells, Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle ... Shakespeare? How about Utopia? Beowulf anyone?


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Jefferson/Adams

10:00am

Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry
Who reads it? Who writes it? Why?

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Morrison

10:00am

Fantasy and Science Fiction Literature Turned into Good Movies
F/SF turned into movies. What has worked and what should have been left on the bookshelf? What would translate really well into a blockbuster hit and why?


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Hawthorne

10:00am

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

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Oregon

10:00am

The Future of Dental Floss
How technology will change everyday life, from taking a shower to reading the newspaper, from getting to work to the clothes we wear.

Moderators
Panelists
avatar for William Hertling

William Hertling

writer, williamhertling.com
I'm a science fiction writer interested in artificial intelligence, the technological singularity, data ownership, and corporate power. I'm the author of Avogadro Corp, AI Apocalypse, The Last Firewall, The Turing Exception, and Kill Process.


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Hamilton

10:00am

We can`t talk to Flipper; so how can we talk to aliens?
The real problems of inter-species communications, and things we might be able to do to deal with them. Universal translator? Let's start with *a* translator.


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Alaska

10:00am

Would you go to a doctor whose professors were witch doctors?
What medicine has gotten right and wrong over the eons.


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Idaho

10:00am

Book Burning
Should you never burn books because of a moral principle, or is it appropriate as a form of protest or to protect people from certain kinds of information? What if it`s a religious text? The history and modern context of a controversial, often inflammatory (sorry) subject.


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Lincoln

10:00am

Dice Games
 Dice Games like Zombie Dice, Alea Iacta Est, and others from publishers like Steve Jackson Games

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cascade Ballroom

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! The drive will take place on Saturday, November 9th. You can schedule your donation time online (orycon.org) to ensure you get in when you want.

Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 3:00pm
Located outside the Ballroom entrance near the Fan Tables

10:00am

Susan C. Petrey Fan Lounge
Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 6:00pm
Room 1455

10:00am

10:00am

Art Show
Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 8:00pm
Exhibit Hall across from the main lobby

10:00am

OryCon Office
Contact OryCon staff, ask questions, purchase shirts, commemorative glasses and child care tickets.

Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 9:00pm
Weidler

10:00am

Registration
Purchase your memberships here!

Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - 9:00pm
Halsey

10:00am

Food Cart: VooDoo Doughnuts
For your Friday night noms, your after the Bloodmobile cravings, your "I've just danced myself into a Time Warp" rebound, and your Sunday Alexander James/Art Auction/Pre-Reg for next year needs...you don't have to go far, they're just outside the door. Bring your cash and bring your appetites!

Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00am - Sunday November 10, 2013 3:30pm
Located outside the Ballroom entrance near the Fan Tables

10:30am

Blake Hutchins Reading
Blake Hutchins reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 10:30am - 11:00am
Grant

10:30am

Mad Science: Specimen Making.
Let's face it; Mad Science is the most likely way we'll cause the Apocalypse. Or at least, the most fun! Join us and make your very own test tube monster that you can take home, as well as a discussion of prop-making. Kidlets welcome with an adult. G.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Washington

11:00am

David Levine Reading
David Levine reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Lincoln

11:00am

Keffy Kehrli Reading
Keffy Kehrli reads from own works


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Grant

11:00am

Steve Perry reads his own works
Steve Perry reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Hamilton

11:00am

Art Collaboration
Creating an image that is true to the vision of another artist, author, or musician while still retaining artistic integrity.


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ross Island

11:00am

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


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Art Show

11:00am

The Future of Traditional Publishers
How are traditional publishers adapting to the changing market, are they doing it fast enough, and what does it mean for writers? The consensus is, they're here to stay--but what will they look like when things settle out? And has consolidation ruined the industry?


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

11:00am

Chilly Down - Kids' Jam Session
Hip swayin', booty shakin', jumping, rockin', rollin' and a reelin'. Can you dig our groovy feelin'? Shake, rattle and roll to popular OryKids tunes and make noise with craft project music makers.

Moderators
avatar for Meredith Cook

Meredith Cook

owner, MulchMedia
Bacon.

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Broadway

11:00am

Social Media: time suck or revolution?
Social media played a major roll in the Arab Spring, oppressive governments have turned off the internet. What is next?


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Idaho

11:00am

Will Pad Devices replace Desktops and Laptops?
Not a religious debate.


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alaska

11:00am

How to be a Negotiation Ninja
Attorney and negotiation coach Katie Lane works with artist and freelancers to make sure they protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do. This panel is an introduction to negotiation and will teach you how to negotiate with confidence! You’ll learn how to ask for what you want, how to find out what the other side wants, and how to take control in just about any negotiation or conflict. Whether you negotiate contracts, payment terms or office politics, this panel can help you get what you want. There will be a Q&A after the presentation so come with questions!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Madison

11:00am

Magical Realism - All you ever wanted to know
Red hot and ready to be explained!


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Roosevelt

11:00am

Songwriting workshop
Bonus points if your product from this session gets sung later.


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Oregon

11:00am

Political Systems in SF
Why don’t writers get it right? What to think about when developing local, national, global, and interplanetary governments. How governments with different cultural values really operate and (fail to?) interact.


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hawthorne

11:00am

Steampunk: Victorian Marvels of Science Fantastic
Discuss and learn about the marvelous world of steampunk. What's new and what's classic in books, movies, art, toys and even music!


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Morrison

11:00am

99 Cent Costume Workshop
Iron Chef costuming on a budget. Themed. Win prizes.


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sellwood

11:00am

Hospitality - Lunch
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies --both healthy and not-so-healthy. Come join us at hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles for when you get the munchies.

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 5:00pm
Room 1555

11:00am

Food Cart: BroDogs
For your Friday night noms, your after the Bloodmobile cravings, your "I've just danced myself into a Time Warp" rebound, and your Sunday Alexander James/Art Auction/Pre-Reg for next year needs...you don't have to go far, they're just outside the door. Bring your cash and bring your appetites!

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - Sunday November 10, 2013 1:00am
Located outside the Ballroom entrance near the Fan Tables

11:30am

Highlights from 'Flicker' & 'Brightly'
A young girl, abducted into the realm of fey for her artistic talent, develops her other preternatural abilities, with the help of her found family of magically trained Seers, while having to face those otherworldly creatures out to destroy her or others. A rising star among young adults composing YA urban fantasy novels, Idahoan Creation Station cornerstone Kaye Thornbrugh, who has won awards for her original fiction, fanfiction, journalism, and editing, reads selections from the first two novels in her brilliant, charming, highly downloaded and well-regarded, self-published trilogy.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:00pm
Washington

11:30am

Kay Kenyon Reading
Kay Kenyoni reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:00pm
Grant

11:30am

Nancy Kress Reading
Nancy Kress reads from her own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:00pm
Lincoln

12:00pm

NIWA Meet Greet & Tastings
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.


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Washington

12:00pm

Brian Hunt Reading
Brian Hunt reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Grant

12:00pm

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


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Idaho

12:00pm

Agents in a Changing Landscape
The face of publishing is changing so fast it's sometimes hard to track, and the role of agents is changing, too. Are agents still relevant in the age of dwindling traditional publishing book contracts and the self-publishing boom? Find out when you need an agent, who to look for, and what they can do for you, from finding a traditional book deal to selling foreign rights to landing that elusive film deal.


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lincoln

12:00pm

Make Your Own Frankenstuffy
Choose from a selection of severed heads, limbs and bodies to construct your own strange but cute critters. Velcro and simple sewing tools provided for the assembling process.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Broadway

12:00pm

How a writer's workshop affected my life
The pros and cons of attending writer's workshops. Can attendees be productive and have fun at the same time or it is all work and no play? Do online workshops count? What about workshops that break writers?


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Madison

12:00pm

How to Write a Series
Where to start, and how long of a series you can (or should?) write. How to make it interesting, different, and hopefully successful.


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hamilton

12:00pm

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 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

12:00pm

Anime Beyond the Mainstream
The best anime you've never heard of but need to see.


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

12:00pm

Kinderfilk
Music for children

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oregon

12:00pm

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 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ross Island

12:00pm

Spaceships Colonists and Castaways
How Small Communities Function in isolated conditions with minimal resources.


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Roosevelt

12:00pm

The Future isn't What It Used to Be
Which writers got it right, and who dropped the Bucky balls when they wrote about the future?


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Morrison

12:00pm

Can technology save the world?
China is becoming ... something. North Korea is just plain scary. Energy-starved nations wanting nuclear power vs. fears of a potential for nuclear war. How technology affects developing nations, how fast can they get it by what means, and what will it do to the world's future?


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alaska

12:00pm

Getting Your Wishes From the Sewing Genie
Sue will demonstrate sewing machine and serger techniques, and show how to use specialty feet and accessories

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mult/Holl

12:30pm

Claude Lalumiere Reading
Claude Lalumiere reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Grant

12:30pm

Print is Undead
Campus journalists and fanzine creators are coming for your brains! Let us reanimate your interest in offline publications. Savor juicy tales of investigative journalism that actually brought changes to life. Learn to live through layout. Channel your fandom into accessible offline formats (that may even get you granted access within fan events). Audience participation is actively encouraged, especially from anyone interested in establishing, or sharing, experience with any form of offline periodical.


Saturday November 9, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Washington

1:00pm

Daniel Wilson Reading
Daniel Wilson reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Lincoln

1:00pm

Phyillis Irene Radford Reading
Phyillis Irene Radford reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Grant

1:00pm

Crayons pencils pens and stuff - Everybody Draws
Bring paper and non-wet stuff to sketch with. Ask for advice or pointers and meet folks who are passionate about art!


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Roosevelt

1:00pm

Hybrid Vigor: 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.


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hamilton

1:00pm

Frankenstuffies Dungeon Crawl
Loosely based on "Fuzzy Heroes," a fun family game of combat for stuffed animals, this dungeon crawl will put your Frankenstuffy creations to the test. Our heroes will navigate a labyrinth of obstacles, battle various monsters and contraptions, and loot for treasure.

Moderators
avatar for Hunter Mayer

Hunter Mayer

Independent Game Developer, Appsomniacs
Mild-mannered software developer by day and independent game developer by night, Hunter's more infamous works can be seen at appsomniacs.com. In past lives he has run with gamers of all walks, across many genres and forms, and has become proficient in many arts and sciences. In between his hours spent on code and game related hobbies he actively helps level up two geeklings. You can follow Hunter's musings on twitter @orionnoir and blog at... Read More →

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Broadway

1:00pm

Between Comics: Where Did the Teen Comics Go?
Comics for adults and children are everywhere. What about teens?


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hawthorne

1:00pm

Frankenpatterning
Need a pattern to make that cool new costume? Maybe you can use pieces you already have. Learn tricks and tips for what kinds of patterns to choose, how to manipulate them, and how to put the pieces together as a garment.


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sellwood

1:00pm

Autograph Session 1
Get your books (or whatever) signed by your favorite writers!


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Art Show

1:00pm

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.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Madison

1:00pm

Arthur Bozlee XCOR Spacecraft Presentation
XCOR Aerospace is a company based in Mojave Ca and they are building the LYNX suborbital manned spacecraft. Here the latest progress from Art Bozlee, who is scheduled to fly the vehicle as a Flight test engineer.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Idaho

1:00pm

Artist Guest of Honor Q&A
Artist Guest of Honor, Larry Elmore, answers questions from the audience.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Morrison

1:00pm

Interview with Editor Guest of Honor
Liz Argall interviews Editor Guest of Honor, Liz Gorinsky


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

1:00pm

The Paranormal as Metaphor
If the Martians in the movie War of the Worlds were Russians, what are today's werewolves and vampires? What the paranormal genre is really about.


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ross Island

1:00pm

Funny Filk
Sharing (and discussing) the songs that tickle your funny bone.


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oregon

1:00pm

Do we all really need to know calculus?
Is it really necessary for everyone to graduate from high school knowing physics? How much math do we really use on a daily basis?


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Alaska

1:00pm

Transformations: Transcending Humanity Into Art
Come and watch as body painter Matt Huntley transforms a human model into a work of art.


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Art Show Demo Area

1:30pm

Cat Rambo Reading
Cat Rambo reads from own works

Saturday November 9, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Grant

1:30pm

Sue Bolich Reading
Sue Bolich reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Lincoln

1:30pm

Accio: Prequels & Sequels!': Harry Potter's Universe as You or J. K. Rowling Would Extend It!
How would * you * shape, or 'ship, anyone or anything in the Harry Potter 'verse? Share your visions for the characters, settings, spells/charms/potions, and beasties, from any of the books or films, already existing, forthcoming from J. K. Rowling ("Fantastic Beasts, and Where to Find Them"), or your own imagination, including what you think should have happened post-Deathly Hallows! Bring your fanfic, cosplays, fan art, fan crafts, Wrock (wizard rock), performances, impersonations, improvisations, wild speculations and amicable mock debates. All Houses (and House Elves!) welcome!


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Washington

2:00pm

Where Are the Teens at OryCon?
Come introduce yourself!

Moderators
JA

JJ Ark

Nunya Business Inc.
I am lot really keeping this up to date anymore. If you need me, feel free to email me, or look me up on twitter.

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grant

2:00pm

Matt Vancil reads from his own works
Matt Vancil, media GoH reads his own work!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Jefferson/Adams

2:00pm

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


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ross Island

2:00pm

Who is the fairest of them all? What's with once upon a time? Fairy Tale Costuming
Discussion of fairy tale costuming. What materials to use. Recreation or individual interpretation?


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sellwood

2:00pm

Fiction in a Flash
Short fiction for a world of compressed time--flash and tweetable micro-fiction. Common pitfalls, quirks, problems and teh awesome inherent in the very short form.


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lincoln

2:00pm

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


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Art Show

2:00pm

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.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Madison

2:00pm

Interactive Writer's Workshop
Interactive writing workshop in which participants will complete a number of short writing exercises designed to stimulate the creative process. Bring either a laptop or pen/paper. All must participate!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Roosevelt

2:00pm

Practical Planning for the Apocalypse
The world didn't end in 2012 but did you find yourself thinking about strategies for living with less infrastructure? Did you explore ideas like urban homesteading and taking your home off the grid? Were you inspired to make changes in your day to day life? What were they and how effectively do they work for you?


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Morrison

2:00pm

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 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hamilton

2:00pm

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


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

2:00pm

Guitar Workshop
I don't care if I can't understand just what you're saying But I don't want to hear you miss those F chords when you're playing


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oregon

2:00pm

Can the USA become a nation of makers again?
What's stopping us? What's helping us? What do we need to do?


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Idaho

2:00pm

The Suburban Survivalist
With solar cells, satellite comm, compost piles, high tech vegetable gardens, 3D printers, and so on, how long before an ordinary tract home can go "off grid" in ways that would make the 70's era survivalist recluse envious. How far will some people go to pull the plug? How many will do so? What difference will it make to society?


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alaska

2:00pm

2 Hour Costume Creation Free-for-all
Make what you can dream up - masks, hats, wands, whatever(!) - with the many supplies we'll provide (ribbon, glitter, felt and much more.) Wear what you make in the Orykids Parade on Saturday or for the rest of the Con!


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Broadway

2:00pm

Name That Signature!
Some authors signatures are extremely, well, less than legible, and in some cases, even questionable that it can be considered a signature at all. Glenn Langnes, Owner/Manager of Interstellar Overdrive, a Used Bookstore specializing in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, owns (or has owned) books with a wide variety of autographs, and he will use slides of those in showing an amusing side of some famous authors.

Panelists
GL

Glenn Langnes

Interstellar Overdrive
Interstellar Overdrive was established in Astoria Oregon in 1993, a Bookstore specializing in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. We have recently closed our store in Portland Oregon, on N.E. Glisan. We are now opening at 7732 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave. Our Selections include First Editions, Signed Books, a large variety of reasonably priced Clean Reading Copies, and just plain Hard to Find Books. We will do all in our power to make buying through... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Mult/Holl

2:00pm

Revolution
Two players work together to build a castle. Wall and tower pieces link to form courtyards. The player who finishes a courtyard claims it with a Keep.! Game lasts 90 minutes and can host 3-6 players

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cascade Ballroom

2:30pm

Gra Linnaea Reading
Gra Linnaea reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grant

2:30pm

Patricia Briggs reads from her own works
Patricia Briggs reads her own work!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

2:30pm

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.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Washington

3:00pm

Concert: Creede Lambard
Nerd plays banjo!

Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Oregon

3:00pm

Anne Bishop reads from her own works
Our Author GoH reads her own work!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Jefferson/Adams

3:00pm

Sonia Lyris Reading
Sonia Lyris reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grant

3:00pm

Cultivating your creativity
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?


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ross Island

3:00pm

Under Cover: How to Achieve the Correct Silhouette
How to achieve the correct historical silhouettes; undergarments for both men and women e.g. corsets, waist-cinchers, padding, bustles, petticoats, etc.


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sellwood

3:00pm

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.


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lincoln

3:00pm

Workshop: Story Outline in an Hour
Bring something to write on and write with. You'll have an outline (or a good start) to a story by the end of this panel. Bonus--this would be a great head start to that creative writing class homework you're ignoring over the weekend.


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Roosevelt

3:00pm

3:00pm

Inviting the Demons In
In this presentation, Craig examines the demons that both hinder and mentor our writing.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Madison

3:00pm

Female Villains
We often speak of writing strong female characters, but what about strong female villains that aren't just caricatures? An examination of characterization that moves beyond the ever popular rape scenario that is often given as a primary motivation for women seeking revenge.


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Morrison

3:00pm

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 terrify without all the gory details.


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hamilton

3:00pm

50 years of the Doctor
Fifty years of Dr. Who. What keeps it going strong?


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hawthorne

3:00pm

300 Years from Now
What will Earth be like? Will we recognize it? Will we have left? Will we have survived?


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Alaska

3:00pm

The Prime Directive; Altruism or Survival Strategy?
Is non-interference attractive because it makes us draw less attention to ourselves, or because philosophically it's just a better idea?


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Idaho

3:30pm

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


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Oregon

3:30pm

Liz Argall Reading
Liz Argall reads her own work!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grant

3:30pm

William Nolan reads from his own works
William Nolan reads his own work!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

3:30pm

Collateral Bodily Damage of a Gaming Writing Crafting/Sewing or Computing Lifestyle
Dr. Eric Hubbs (DC, CCST, DFCBP, CIA) talks about how common ailments such as Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Arthritis, Eye and Neck Strain, Carpal Tunnel, Lower Back Strain, and other afflictions caused by posture and diet can be easily avoided without the need for medication.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Washington

4:00pm

Concert: Dave Rogers
Dave Rogers sings about sasquatches and other phenomena.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Oregon

4:00pm

Louise Marley Reading
Louise Marley reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Grant

4:00pm

Art from anything
Creating art from recycled materials and found objects. Starting with the unusual to produce the remarkable.


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ross Island

4:00pm

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


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Art Show

4:00pm

I Quit My Job to Be a Writer! WHAT HAVE I DONE?
What the full-time writing life is like, how to stay focused when you're all by yourself, the realities of making a living via the written word, and techniques for forcing yourself to get dressed and leave the house.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

4:00pm

The Marketing of Historical Fiction
Does it only sell as romance and mainstream? How might historical fiction be made appealing to a broader audience?


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Madison

4:00pm

Orykids Costume Parade Prep
Put your best claw, fang, wing or tail forward! Come and get help with finishing touches from our volunteers. We'll have feathers, glitter and more, plus face-painting and temporary tattoos.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Broadway

4:00pm

Dead Cosmetic Work Shop: Magnolia Balm of 1899
Resurrect a dead cosmetic with Kim Damio of Portland Black Lipstick Company! Participants will learn how to create a liquid powder cosmetic using historically accurate ingredients. While a specific recipe for Magnolia Balm will be the focus of the workshop, variations in color and fragrance will also be possible. Materials will be supplied. Participants limited to 20.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sellwood

4:00pm

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 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lincoln

4:00pm

Dark Fairy Tales
Beyond Disney - discuss how to reinvent fairy tales into dark fiction. What are some ways to reinvent fairy tales without retelling the same story?


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Roosevelt

4:00pm

Positive Influences of Video Gaming
Is it really a good idea to spend that many hours in front of the screen? Do LAN parties promote social bonding? Or is watching Mario jump just plain fun?

Moderators
Panelists
avatar for Hunter Mayer

Hunter Mayer

Independent Game Developer, Appsomniacs
Mild-mannered software developer by day and independent game developer by night, Hunter's more infamous works can be seen at appsomniacs.com. In past lives he has run with gamers of all walks, across many genres and forms, and has become proficient in many arts and sciences. In between his hours spent on code and game related hobbies he actively helps level up two geeklings. You can follow Hunter's musings on twitter @orionnoir and blog at... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hawthorne

4:00pm

Copy Machines - precursor to replicator?
It's not Star Trek yet, but 3D printers are getting better and cheaper fast. Higher end machines can do complex multi material objects. What are the economic and social implications? Is SF taking note?


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Idaho

4:00pm

I want to get my Science on?
Where does the lay person keep up with the latest developments


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alaska

4:00pm

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 ideas.


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hamilton

4:00pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - The Audience Participation Version
Marc Wells and Sean Wells do their best to make you make yourselves laugh.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Morrison

4:30pm

Concert: Callie Hills
Callie Hills, formerly of Echos Children and Tempered Glass, performs.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Oregon

4:30pm

Tod McCoy Reading
Tod McCoy reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grant

4:30pm

Crafter's Lab: Well-used Weathered and Antique Artifacts
Unless your character is right out of Training, his or her gear is going to show some... love. In this hands-on workshop, we will be testing different methods for faux-weathering, antiquing, and showing wear and tear of all sorts of materials, including leather, plastic, and cloth, as well as talking about antiquing other materials. Watch and learn, experiment, or if you bring in your own materials to antique, you can then bring your creations to the Warehouse 13 panel, in the same room, right after this panel, tell us what powers they'd have as "artifacts," and win prizes!

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Washington

4:30pm

Masquerade Set - Up
Saturday Evening costume event set-up


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Mult/Holl

5:00pm

Mike Moscoe Reading
Mike Moscoe reads from own works


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grant

5:00pm

Is it an Original?
Can a digitally created art piece be an original? How do you asses value to a piece that has the potential to be cloned indefinitely? Should all editions be limited? When do you retire a print?


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ross Island

5:00pm

Orykids Costume Parade
Come and show off your favorite costume or the one you just made at OryCon. We will strut our stuff all through the lobby, hallways (and perhaps the art show and dealer's room.)

Moderators
Panelists
avatar for Meredith Cook

Meredith Cook

owner, MulchMedia
Bacon.


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Broadway

5:00pm

Intro to Steampunk
Learn the basics of creating the steampunk look in daily wear, as well as full on costumes. Topics include tips for assembling outfits from found items, sewing suggestions for creating your own pieces, and prop building.


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sellwood

5:00pm

Cross Cultural Themes in SF/F
From Resnick’s Kirinyaga tales to Bacigalupi’s Windup Girl, more and more cross cultural characters and worlds are playing leading roles in SF&F. What are some of the best examples? How can this enrich our writing as well as our lives? What are the keys to writing it well? How does one do research?


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Roosevelt

5:00pm

Paranormal Romance
A burgeoning sub-genre - why? How do authors make "love across the multiverse" work?


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

5:00pm

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


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hamilton

5:00pm

Game Designing 101
Learning the basics.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hawthorne

5:00pm

5:00pm

Ask Dr. Genius: Ad-Lib Answers to Audience Questions
No, really, they're real scientists, honest. Bring your science questions, and if they don't have an answer they'll make something up, and it might even be sort of right.


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alaska

5:00pm

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


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Idaho

5:30pm

Warehouse 13 Fandom: Artifacts Arty Facts & Artie Facts (& 'Chastity Bites!')
Dive into the 'Endless Wonder' of Warehouse 13! Both the most seasoned agents and those yet to view this addictive show on SyFy are welcome. Catch clips of the new film, "Chastity Bites," starring Warehouse 13's Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) with Amy Okuda from "The Guild" --clips exclusive to OryCon! Feel free to share your favorite fanworks, line recitations, cosplays, homemade 'artifacts', clips, Tweets, memories, and speculations. Bring your "Well-used, weathered, & antiqued" props from the Crafter's Lab in the same room right before this panel (or any "artifacts" you make or find), tell us what their powers would be as artifacts, and win prizes!

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Washington

5:30pm

Mark Niemann-Ross Reading
Mark Niemann-Ross reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grant

6:00pm

Game of Thrones: Judgement is Coming! (Prizes for Fan Art Contest)
Come see if you or anyone whose work you admired won! Ooh and ah at the magnificent grand prizes: Gorgeous, framed fan art by nationally recognized artists!


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Washington

6:00pm

Kami Miller and Rory Miller Readings
Kami Miller and Rory Miller read from own works


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Grant

6:00pm

The Creative Commons
All rights reserved, some rights reserved, public domain; copyright isn't simple, nor universal. Why some authors offer their work for free while others insist on fair pay, who can get away with printing your material without permission, and how (and when) to defend your copyright.


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Madison

6:00pm

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


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Morrison

6:00pm

The Structure of Writing
Structurally speaking, what makes a good story? Scenes, acts, pacing, climaxes, dark moments, failure cycles ... how do they all fit together and when should you worry about structure?


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Roosevelt

6:00pm

World Horror Con!
Yep - it's going to be right here in Portland, Oregon in 2014. Come find out what all the excitement's about from the con chair herself!


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hamilton

6:00pm

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


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ross Island

6:00pm

Are You a Good Emperor or a Bad Emperor
Authoritarian governments in fiction.


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lincoln

6:00pm

2 Hour Family Game Time
Easy to moderately complex board games, card games and other games that can be played in 90 minutes or less. Games supplied, or bring your own!

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Broadway

6:00pm

Hospitality - Dinner
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies --both healthy and not-so-healthy. Come join us at hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles for when you get the munchies.

Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 1555

6:00pm

Media GOH Screening and Q&A
Media Guest of Honor Matt Vancil screens his new movie Gamers 3: Hands of Fate and takes questions from the audience.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Jefferson/Adams

6:00pm

Masked Ball Photography
Photographers may photograph Masquerade Ball participants prior, during and after ball.

Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sellwood

6:00pm

Writer's Rest Bar (21+)
Come join us at Writer’s Rest, the Orycon bar. It’s a buck-a-bottle and plenty of room to sit down grab a handful of tasty treats and enjoy a few minutes of cheer. Located down the hall from the Hospitality Suite; come on in and join us. 21 and over please.

Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2013 2:00am
Room 1563

6:30pm

Gerald Nordley Reading
Gerald Nordley reads from own works

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Grant

6:30pm

Supernatural: Superlative Fans; Natural Curiosities
From Wendigos to Wincest, from classic rock on cassette in the Impala to The Gospel According to Chuck, from pathos to pie, wit to grit, Supernatural has it all, including some of the most imaginative and hilarious as well as some of the most harrowing episodes imaginable, hammy cameos from SF celebs, and the sexiest angel to don a trenchcoat. Bring your cosplays, fanart/fic/crafts/songs/vids, impressions, clips, thigh guitar, theories, queries, & passion.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Washington

7:00pm

MeiLin Miranda reading
MeiLin Miranda reads from her own work.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Grant

7:00pm

Masquerade Ball
OryCon will again host the Masquerade costume presentation and contest. Join us onstage or in the audience. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to start time for general seating. Contestants will be showing off their costumes and competing for prizes. Be sure to stay for the intermission show with special performances by our talented Filk Guests of Honor Debs & Errol.


Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mult/Holl

7:00pm

Flirting 102
Sonia Lyris continues to instruct how to receive and give the kind of attention that is desired (and not repellent)

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Roosevelt

7:00pm

Concert: The Eugenics
Oregon filkers from downstate


Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
PNW Ballroom

7:00pm

Et Tu Brute
How can you use historical figures without the pit falls?


Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ross Island

7:00pm

Strong Characters in SF
What are the truly memorable characters in SF and what makes them so? How do writers develop excellent characters that are integral to SF settings?


Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hawthorne

7:00pm

Decline and Fall
At what point does society stop being civilized?


Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lincoln

7:00pm

 Numenera
Monte Cook's new game of Roleplaying in the Ruins, 1 Billion Years in the Future. Adventure: The Nightmare Switch, by Monte Cook. GM is John WS MarvinGame lasts 2 ½ hours and can hosts 5+ players

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Cascade Ballroom

7:30pm

Intro to Computer Science Jargon for Authors and Editors.
Computer science students and professionals will help authors and editors become savvy enough to convincingly interpolate actual computer jargon into their written/read/performed works. Moderated by an editor who has edited computer science articles and presentations.


Saturday November 9, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Washington

8:00pm

Makeup SFX: Black Eyes Gun Shots Zombie Make-up and Wounds Oh, My!
Costumes are good, but good makeup can really sell a cosplay. In this panel, learn how to use makeup to bang your self up good. We'll cover gunshots, stab and slice wounds, burns, bruising, and zombie makeup, with some hands-on instruction. This isn't Mary Kay; expect people to want to call 911 after seeing people leave this panel.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Washington

8:00pm

Debs & Errol
Debs & Errol perform during the Masquerade intermission!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Mult/Holl

8:00pm

Manga vs. Comics
Clash of the titans--rivalry between manga and comics. Different kinds of superheroes, different kinds of robots and wa-a-a-y different, when it comes together!


Saturday November 9, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Hawthorne

8:00pm

Hypnosis: Fact and Fiction
Truth is stranger than fiction; but how, exactly? See writer, engineer, and Certified Hypnotherapist Robert Plamondon perform live demonstrations and walk you through the development of the actual field of hypnosis and the myths surrounding it.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Hamilton

8:00pm

Concert: Molly Lewis
Molly will tickle you funny bone with both her songs and her ukelele.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
PNW Ballroom

8:00pm

Food Cart: VooDoo Doughnuts
For your Friday night noms, your after the Bloodmobile cravings, your "I've just danced myself into a Time Warp" rebound, and your Sunday Alexander James/Art Auction/Pre-Reg for next year needs...you don't have to go far, they're just outside the door. Bring your cash and bring your appetites!

Saturday November 9, 2013 8:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2013 1:00am
Located outside the Ballroom entrance near the Fan Tables

8:00pm

Hospitality - Open 24hrs
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies --both healthy and not-so-healthy. Come join us at hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles for when you get the munchies.

Saturday November 9, 2013 8:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2013 7:00am
Room 1555

8:30pm

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Preparedness Trivia Game.
Would you be able to last against the undead from dusk 'til dawn? Are you a Daryl or a Carol? A Shaun or a pawn? Find out in this battle of wits and wills. Three competitive rounds to determine your skills. Questions honed by Ivan Van Norman from King of the Nerds. Prizes that may leave you breathless (or at least beyond words). And we'll admit, it might get a little absurd. But join in the fun, and let your survival strategies be heard.


Saturday November 9, 2013 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Washington

9:00pm

Mind Control: You WILL Attend My Panel.
Are people still drinking the Kool-Aid? Korean War brainwashing, cult "programming" at Jamestown and elsewhere, government LSD experiments on unwitting victims, subliminal advertising, pheromones, covert hypnosis, and linguistic sleight-of-hand -- which of these most convinced you to attend this panel/ Writer, engineer, and Certified Hypnotherapist Robert Plamondon reviews the disturbing world of mind control.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Hamilton

9:00pm

Keepin' it clean - or at least not so dirty
Profanity can be tricky thing for writers. Society's ears aren't as delicate as they used to be but people still take offense at strong language. How writers use words, which ones are off limits when, and how to be true to characters without losing readers will be discussed.


Saturday November 9, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Madison

9:00pm

What's so funny about horror?
Cabin in the Woods, Shaun of the Dead - horror movies that make us laugh while cringing.


Saturday November 9, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Hawthorne

9:00pm

Space Nazi's Must Die!
See this hilarious film short and meet the writer - Steven Hoffart!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Broadway

9:00pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Ya want funny? Come give ideas to make it funnier in this SF riff on the popular TV show.


Saturday November 9, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

9:30pm

Saturday Night Dance
Stay up late and follow us underground with DJ Rohkan as he picks up the pace with Progressive and House Mixes. Rating: PG-13

Saturday November 9, 2013 9:30pm - Sunday November 10, 2013 2:00am
Mult/Holl

10:00pm

Medical Ethics of the Future
What is realistic, and what are the legal, ethical, moral, practical, and spiritual implications, of the advances in medical technology and diagnostics depicted in fictional works such as John Scalzi's "Old Man's War" and "Ghost Brigades," Greg Egan's "Learning to Be Me," or new independent films, "LifeTracker" and "Justice is Mind"?


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Hawthorne

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 9, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Hamilton

10:00pm

OryCon Pagan Circle Saturday
Public Pagan worship service open to all people. Come for the service, stay and ask questions.


Saturday November 9, 2013 10:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00am
Roosevelt

11:00pm

Bedtime Stories! (A late-night panel; not for kids)
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. 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+.


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00am
Washington

11:00pm

Steampunk Short Films
Highlights amongst the independent retrofuturist short films presented at the Rose City Steampunk Film Fest. PG-13.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00am
Hawthorne

11:00pm

The End is Now: Images of the World After in Popular Media
Come join us for a round-table discussion on representations of the End Times and beyond in popular media, from Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, to Michael Grant's "Gone". A literary, cinematic, and theatrical exploration of the state of the Arts, with a focus on separating the fantastic from the feasible. Last 20 minutes will be an open problem-solving exercise on conquering common problems of the World After Tomorrow.


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00am
Hamilton

12:00am

Fifty Shades of Dreck
What makes quality fetish erotica? Heck, what makes a sex scene non-eyerolling?


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00am - 1:00am
Madison

12:00am

LARP
Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00am - 4:00pm
Cascade - Three Sisters

12:00am

Open Gaming
Featuring the game library of OryCon's sister convention, GameStorm. GameStorm has over 460 individual board games for your gaming enjoyment. http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00am - 4:00pm
Cascade Ballroom
 
Sunday, November 10
 

7:00am

Hospitality - Breakfast
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies --both healthy and not-so-healthy. Come join us at hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles for when you get the munchies.

Sunday November 10, 2013 7:00am - 10:00am
Room 1555

8:00am

Gaming Library
Featuring the game library of OryCon's sister convention, GameStorm. GameStorm has over 460 individual board games for your gaming enjoyment. http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2013 8:00am - 2:00pm
Cascade Ballroom

8:00am

Info Desk
Ask questions, get directions, find information of all kinds!

Sunday November 10, 2013 8:00am - 4:00pm
Hotel Lobby, near the coffee bar

9:00am

Faux Gems and Jewels for Cosplay & Crafting
Gems add the sparkle to so many items, from the jeweled pommel of a legendary sword to the stone in the magic ring the hero must find. But real magic jewels are a little out of our price range. In this workshop, you will learn one method of making low-cost, lovely gems for all your cosplaying and crafting needs. Each person will get to make 3-5 gems, as well as learn methods to mount and light them. As the gems can be rather small, please, no children under the age of 6 without a parent who will take responsibility. Rating: G

Moderators
Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 9:00am - 9:30am
Roosevelt

9:00am

Stitch and Bitch - Sunday
Yarn, hand-sewing, and chatter. A quiet place to stitch and bitch.

Moderators
Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Sellwood

9:00am

Making Medieval Tunics
A hands-on workshop & demo: How to make a pattern that you can take home, to make a simple T-Tunic for cosplay, SCA, & re-enactments. (Note: You will leave with a finished pattern, and potentially material for utilizing it; not a finished tunic.) 9a-10a: Understanding measurements & making a pattern. 10a-11a: Cutting your fabric. 11a-12p: Interfacing, pinning, sewing, & finishing techniques. Feel free to bring sewing supplies & the fabric of your choice to get started on your own. (We will also have some fabric & scissors on hand, but supplies may be limited; so if you don’t bring your own, come early :) .) All ages welcome, but as scissors & sewing needles will be in use, parents or guardians should accompany young kids. Rating: G


Sunday November 10, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Washington

9:00am

10:00am

Camille Alexa Reading
Camille Alexa reads from own works

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Grant

10:00am

Pirate/Fantasy Storytime
Come and enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes related to pirates and other fantasy themes. Program suited to kids aged about 2-8.


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Broadway

10:00am

Belly Dance Costuming
How to make a belly dance outfit. Where to find patterns, fabrics and trims; what sewing techniques to use.


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Hawthorne

10:00am

Foundation Construction
Construction techniques for hoops, bustles and corsets.


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Ross Island

10:00am

Pure Fantasy Costuming
How to create fantasy characters out of your head.


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Sellwood

10:00am

Coffee Chat with Larry Elmore
Attendance is limited; please sign up at the Info Desk (probably well before Sunday at 10am.) BYOC (or whatever you drink in the morning) and have a nice chat with our Artist Guest of Honor.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Madison

10:00am

Coffee Chat with Matt Vancil
Attendance is limited; please sign up at the Info Desk (probably well before Sunday at 10am.) BYOC (or whatever you drink in the morning) and have a nice chat with our Media Guest of Honor.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Roosevelt

10:00am

Christian SF
Discuss the latest titles and media works within this emerging subgenre. All welcome.

Moderators
Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Morrison

10:00am

SFWA Regional Business Meeting
Western Regional Director Jim Fiscus will give a briefing on the latest in SFWA and the business, as well as answer questions.

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Oregon

10:00am

Infrastructure
Waste water treatment, civil engineering, power generation - how much do you need to have to make your world believable?


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Lincoln

10:00am

Quantum Physics Meets Magical Realism
The way in which Quantum Physics describes the universe seems more and more to enter the realm of the fantastic. Where does reality end and fantasy begin? Yep - we "borrowed" this one from Worldcon.


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Hamilton

10:00am

Ceres: Our Closest Dwarf Planet
Almost forgotten in the Pluto controversy, was the upgrade of Ceres to dwarf planet. What are dwarf planets? Come and learn more.


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Alaska

10:00am

The Time Traveler's Wife
Social consequences of time travel.


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Idaho

10:00am

A showing of the film: Lakeside
Lakeside started as a film about how Jay Lake had beaten cancer. The filmmakers were to follow Jay from one birthday to the next. Then the news came that Jay’s cancer had returned. And the movie became a film about whether Jay could win the game of "kill the cancer, save the patient?" Both Jay and the film’s director, Donnie Reynolds, will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jefferson/Adams

10:00am

Food Cart: VooDoo Doughnuts
For your Friday night noms, your after the Bloodmobile cravings, your "I've just danced myself into a Time Warp" rebound, and your Sunday Alexander James/Art Auction/Pre-Reg for next year needs...you don't have to go far, they're just outside the door. Bring your cash and bring your appetites!

Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm
Located outside the Ballroom entrance near the Fan Tables

10:00am

Registration
Purchase next year's memberships here!

Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm
Halsey

10:00am

OryCon Office
Contact OryCon staff, ask questions, purchase shirts, commemorative glasses and child care tickets.

Sunday November 10, 2013 10:00am - 5:00pm
Weidler

10:30am

Joyce Reynolds-Ward Reading
Joyce Reynolds-Ward reads from own works


Sunday November 10, 2013 10:30am - 11:00am
Grant

11:00am

Rhea Rose Reading
Rhea Rose reads from own works

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Grant

11:00am

Drop-In Clinic
Having trouble with a drawing? Stop in for a little guidance and technical advice.


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Art Show Demo Area

11:00am

Audiobooks
Selling the rights, ACX, hiring a narrator or--gulp--doing it yourself!


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Madison

11:00am

Do Mad Science with Dr. Codeworx
Break out the lab coat and do mad science! Dr. CodeWorx will demonstrate simple experiments safe enough for aspiring young mad scientists to witness and to recreate at home.

Moderators
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Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Broadway

11:00am

Costuming in Close-up: Sweating the Details
Small scale details, finishing touches, delicate work for close-up effects


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sellwood

11:00am

Headdresses and Hats
The "tops" of costumes and how to choose the right one for your costume


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ross Island

11:00am

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.


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington

11:00am

Rant: The Past is a Foreign Country
A talk explaining the 95th birthday of the world we live in.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lincoln

11:00am

For the Beings and By the Beings...
Governments in fantasy novels - building a workable system of governing in the lands of talking trees and walking dead.


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hamilton

11:00am

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?


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Morrison

11:00am

Write What You Don't Know
How do you write about talking dragons, vampire detectives, alternate history, and space travel? Research and common sense can give your just enough background to really write what you don't know.


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Roosevelt

11:00am

Podcasting Primer
So you want to hear your material on podcast. Really? When and why, and how to help make your podcast really shine.

Moderators
Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hawthorne

11:00am

Concert: Alexander James Adams
Alexander James Adams returns from the neverwolds.


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mult/Holl

11:00am

Cancer sucks-is there hope?
New insights into cancer provides glimmers of hope for victims and their families. How are new treatment options shaping up? How soon can we hope for a cure?


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alaska

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?


Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Idaho

11:00am

Hospitality - Lunch
Hospitality is a perk where all membership can find lots of good munchies --both healthy and not-so-healthy. Come join us at hospitality for snacks, quick food at meal time hours, or all-night nibbles for when you get the munchies.

Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 3:00pm
Room 1555

11:00am

11:00am

Food Cart: BroDogs
For your Friday night noms, your after the Bloodmobile cravings, your "I've just danced myself into a Time Warp" rebound, and your Sunday Alexander James/Art Auction/Pre-Reg for next year needs...you don't have to go far, they're just outside the door. Bring your cash and bring your appetites!

Sunday November 10, 2013 11:00am - 4:00pm
Located outside the Ballroom entrance near the Fan Tables

12:00pm

Band Scramble
Because you can't make a filk band without breaking a few eggheads. Toss your name in a hat and see who you end up playing with.


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Oregon

12:00pm

Nisi Shawl Reading
Nisi Shawl reads from own works

Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Grant

12:00pm

Accounting for writers artists and fen
Paperwork, Taxes and the IRS. Who gets paid what? Who deducts what? Can I really write off that trip to Belize and do I have to keep every receipt? When can I start treating some of my hobbies and start-ups as real businesses?


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hamilton

12:00pm

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.

Panelists