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Friday, November 8
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30pm

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

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

8:30pm

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.

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Panelists

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

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

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

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+

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Panelists

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

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+

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Panelists

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

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

10:30am

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

11:30am

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.

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Panelists

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

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

12:30pm

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

1:30pm

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

2:30pm

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

3:30pm

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

4:30pm

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

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

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

6:30pm

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

7:30pm

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.

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Panelists

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

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

8:30pm

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

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

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
 
Sunday, November 10
 

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

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

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

12:00pm

Local Food Sustainability & Community-Building
Whether your motivation is global warming, the terrifying decimation of the bee population, or being up too late at night reading dystopian futures, have you wondered, if it really all went down, how you could know whom to rely on, and how much you could fend for yourself? Have you tried being proactive, now, learning how to create networks, grow or raise your own food sources, build your own mobile shelters? Folks involved in such proactive individual, family, and community endeavors facilitate a discussion, ideally with avid audience participation, towards innovating ideas and sharing what works.


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

1:00pm

Custom Corsets: Construction and Q &A
Have you tried your hand at corsets, but would like to take them to the next level? Seamstress Kimberly King, AKA the Scissorfiend, will walk you through her methods of drafting and constructing a custom corset that will fit like a dream and flatter your form. A properly made corset should support and accentuate your body. Come and see what your corsets have been missing! Rating: PG-13

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington

2:30pm

Makeup SFX: Make Prosthetics
A costume can be so much more with an appropriate prosthetic, but they just don't make them for all fandoms! Come learn how to sculpt and cast your own reusable prosthetics. This panel will also focus on alternatives to Latex prosthetics, as so many people are allergic. SFX makeup in general will be talked about, as well.


Sunday November 10, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Washington

3:00pm

Bounty Hunter Armor (Mandalorian Mercs)
Bounty Hunter Armor: Presented by members of the Seron Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, a world- wide organization that does community outreach, fundraisers and charity events portraying Mandalorian personas within the Star Wars universe. We will demonstrate the creation of pattern pieces used to assemble the trademark Mandalorian armor. The pattern will be laid out and cut. Then using a heat gun, it will be custom- formed to a model, followed by a high- level overview of painting and weathering, and then attachment to a Mandalorian vest. Included will be an explanation of the "soft parts" of the Mandalorian kit, and time for Q & A.

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington

4:00pm

The Dented Helmet (Mandalorian Mercs)
The Dented Helmet: The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is a worldwide organization that does community outreach, fundraisers and charity events portraying Mandalorian personas within the Star Wars universe. We will present a high-level overview of the trademark Mandalorian Bounty Hunter helmet as worn by both Jango and then later Boba Fett: helmet designs, manufacturers, quick modifications, and scratch-built helmets. Includes a brief overview of the history of the organization, its charitable and fundraising events and public appearances, followed by a Q&A session.

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington