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Friday, November 8
 

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

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

9:00pm

In Memoriam
Remembering our absent friends.


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

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

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

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.

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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... Read More →


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

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.

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Panelists

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

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

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
 
Sunday, November 10
 

10:00am

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

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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

12:00pm

BBC Sherlock Orphan Black Etc.
Which new shows are the best?

Moderators
Panelists

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

1:00pm

Running Petite Conventions
Advantages and pit falls from experienced, creative con runners.


Sunday November 10, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hamilton

2:00pm

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


Sunday November 10, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Morrison

2:00pm

Onions and Orchids
This is your chance to give the OryCon committee feedback. Help us make OryCon better. This is also a great time to volunteer!

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hamilton

3:00pm

Religion in Genre Fiction
Depictions of actual, 'modernized' or adapted religions in genre fiction--the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. What's been done and what could be done better with religion in fiction. Is the future atheistic?


Sunday November 10, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Morrison