November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Participants Schedule Details




List of active participants - scroll down to see their schedule


T. Akers
B. Armbruster
C. Barkley
B. Barnett
J. Betts
M. Blake
T. Bogolub
W. Boyes
A. Brandt
B. Bria
K. Brown
S. Burke
L. Carhart
A. Cerney
W. Christensen
R. Chwedyk
R. Ciardullo
A. Collier
J. Cowan
N. Cowie
L. Cox
D. Cozort
A. Dale
G. Dara
L. Darrow
B. Detzner
J. DeVore
E. Distad
J. Distad
M. Duhan
L. Dwyer
T. Easton
P. Eisenstein
L. Erlick
A. Ewing
Ayla Ewing
D. Fabi
B. Fawcett
C. Ferraro
J. Ficke
E. Flint
D. Forsyth
R. Frencl
A. Galas
R. Garfinkle
L. Garrison
C. Gerrib
B. Good
R. Granstaff
J. Guggenheim
gundo
T. Gunderson
P. Hahn
R. Heinz
K. Herkes
B. Higgins
D. Hirsch
C. Horne
R. Horton
E. Hull
F. Hunter
M. Huston
T. Jens
T. Johnson
A. Komins
C. Koterba
D. Krause
JP Kroschel
B. Letterman
N. Litherland
B. Lyn-Waitsman
T. Machtemes
M. Malnekoff
M. Mascari
V. Massetti
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
S. Mead
P. Meyer
J. Midkiff
D. T. Miller
D. Munro
M. Munro
D. Murphy
M. Mymudes
J. Neerenberg
R. Neumeier
A. Nevala-Lee
J. Nikitow
M. Nixon
D. Nudo
J. Nye
L. Ostergaard
C. Ott
J. Palmer
P. Panek
L. Parchomenko
B. Passovoy
J. Phillips
J. Plaxco
I. Ragsdale
S. Ragsdale
D. Rantanen
Raven
M. Resnick
N. Rest
K. Roche
M. Roman
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy
A. Scheeler
M. Scott
N. Silk
M. Silver
S. Silver
A. Smith
T. Smith
K. Sonney
D. Stein
J. Stockman
K. Strait
D. Sulak
J. Taylor
To Be Announced
T. Thoelcke
W.A. Tomasson
T. Townsend
A. Trembley
B. Trembley
C. Trembley
B. Wallin
J. Ward
J. Wardale
R. Weber
S. Weiner
J. Wincentsen
G. Wolfe



T. Akers


Worlds of Magic - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac C
a comparison of various types and styles of magic in today's media.
T. Akers
M. Silver
T. Townsend (M)

Wait til your parents get home - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Ever notice in a lot of today's Young adult fiction the parents are missing or oblivious? When, where, and why did the parents disappear?
T. Akers
T. Bogolub (M)
N. Cowie
D. Munro
J. Nikitow

Storytellers Guide to Not Sucking - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac C
Join Rick Heinz from Geek & Sundry along with other storytellers for a panel on Game Mastering Tips and Tricks.Find your style, learn player agency, and learn why you should never run a dream sequence. A one-stop shop for DO's and DON'Ts from those who have made every error.
T. Akers
R. Heinz (M)
N. Litherland

6p Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
6pm Tim Akers 6:30p Richard Chwedyk
T. Akers
R. Chwedyk

The Sequel is Finally Here! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac B
How long is too long to wait for a sequel?
T. Akers
R. Ciardullo
E. Flint
S. Silver

12 pm Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Signing Tables
Rochelle Weber Tim Akers Neil Litherland
T. Akers
N. Litherland
R. Weber


B. Armbruster


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
GoHs discuss their favorite books
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

Baby's First SciFi Novel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
What was the first science fiction/fantasy novel/story you ever read and how did it hook you?
B. Armbruster
W. Boyes (M)
N. Rest
K. Roche
K. Strait

Modern Prison Break - Our Need to Escape? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Escape rooms are very popular. Do they fill a need we have to escape?
B. Armbruster
T. Machtemes

You're My Con Friend - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac B
No they weren't in prison. But you only seem to talk to them at or about conventions. The phenomena of the con friendship.
B. Armbruster
T. Machtemes

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


C. Barkley


Number 6 is a Free Man - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac D
It's been 50 years since The Prisoner first aired on television. Panelists discuss the symbolism of this ground breaking "summer filler" show from across the pond.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Chwedyk
L. Darrow
D. T. Miller
D. Nudo
A. Smith

Wakanda Forever - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac C
a discussion of African American cinema
C. Barkley (M)
C. Gerrib

"I Have Got to Get Me One of These!!!" - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom A
Which SciFi fantasy vehicle do you want?
C. Barkley (M)
J. Betts
T. Easton
L. Erlick

The New YA Award - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of the newest award category.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Ciardullo
K. Strait


B. Barnett


Shows That Jumped the Shark - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac D
Jumping the shark is a term for a show that has run too long. Join a discussion of shows that should've ended before they reached the shark tank.
B. Barnett
L. Carhart
JP Kroschel
J. Ward (M)

And Then I Threw the Book Across the Room - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac D
What made/makes you stop reading?
B. Barnett
T. Bogolub
N. Cowie
B. Fawcett (M)

4pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Signing Tables
Galen Dara Tracy Townsend Barbara Barnett
B. Barnett
G. Dara
T. Townsend

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac C
You've written your book/story now you need to promote it.
B. Barnett
K. Herkes
M. Mymudes (M)


J. Betts


Gaming Group Horror Stories - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
From bad losers to rule wranglers share the stories of the people you may never let at your table again
J. Betts
R. Heinz (M)
J. Taylor

The Mouse that Roared Star Wars - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
How has being bought by Disney affected the franchise?
J. Betts
D. Cozort
S. Mead
N. Silk (M)

"I Have Got to Get Me One of These!!!" - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom A
Which SciFi fantasy vehicle do you want?
C. Barkley (M)
J. Betts
T. Easton
L. Erlick

Con Rituals - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
A discussion of the rituals that bind us together in fandom
J. Betts
M. Duhan
C. Horne
D. Krause
B. Passovoy (M)
A. Scheeler


M. Blake


All Our Yesterdays - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Which time would you like to live in if the future is no longer an option?
M. Blake
P. Eisenstein (M)
M. Huston
N. Rest

9 pm Reading - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
9p Michael Blake
M. Blake


T. Bogolub


Wait til your parents get home - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Ever notice in a lot of today's Young adult fiction the parents are missing or oblivious? When, where, and why did the parents disappear?
T. Akers
T. Bogolub (M)
N. Cowie
D. Munro
J. Nikitow

Alien Nation A Show Ahead of its Time - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
It actually made the news with a male giving birth. A discussion of this ground breaking show and why it didn't last.
T. Bogolub (M)
J. DeVore
J. Taylor
R. Weber

And Then I Threw the Book Across the Room - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac D
What made/makes you stop reading?
B. Barnett
T. Bogolub
N. Cowie
B. Fawcett (M)


W. Boyes


Evil Computers, Why Didn't We Just Pull the plug? - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
From Colossus to Viki evil computers are a mainstay in fiction. What happened to the 3 laws and will they protect us?
W. Boyes
L. Carhart (M)
S. Mead
A. Nevala-Lee
K. Sonney

Pass the Kleenex - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac D
Not all stories are upbeat and hopeful. A discussion of depressing SciFi/Fantasy stories.
W. Boyes
P. Eisenstein (M)
P. Hahn
K. Herkes
R. Horton

Science in the Kitchen - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
How Science is changing the way we eat.
W. Boyes
S. Burke (M)
J. Ficke
J. Ward
S. Weiner

Talking Tesla - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac D
Rocketman, electric cars, and giant tunnels. What cool things is Elon Musk doing this week?
W. Boyes (M)
J. Plaxco
B. Trembley

Don't Blow Off Steam - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
Steampunk is a very popular genre. Learn how steam systems work so you can add them to your writing without errors.
W. Boyes
M. Huston (M)

Baby's First SciFi Novel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
What was the first science fiction/fantasy novel/story you ever read and how did it hook you?
B. Armbruster
W. Boyes (M)
N. Rest
K. Roche
K. Strait

11 am Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Signing Tables
Walt Boyes Alec Nevala-Lee
W. Boyes
A. Nevala-Lee

1 pm Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
1pm Natalie Silk 1:30p Walt Boyes
W. Boyes
N. Silk


A. Brandt


Kids Improv Games - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Kids Programming
Play games, tell stories and create new worlds! Use your favorite characters and create new ones, and just have fun being ridiculous. We'll go through several common Improv Games, with sci-fi and fantasy themes.
A. Brandt
L. Garrison
S. Weiner

Oreo Phases of the Moon - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Kids Programming
The Moon’s phases are a natural example of a recurring predictable cycle. They have been used as a calendar by many different cultures throughout history.Come recreate the lunar phases using the frosting from Oreo® cookies.
A. Brandt
L. Garrison
C. Trembley

Furry Four Legged Unlikely Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Kids Programming
Whether search and rescue, guide dogs, mobility dogs, hearing ear dogs, they are all highly trained to act as assistance partners to a human. In fiction, dogs can be magical guides and teachers, as in my book, the basset hound in George Knows. In real life, dogs can help people live normal lives that might normally not be possible.
A. Brandt
M. Mymudes
J. Palmer

Big Hero 6 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Kids Programming
Come watch the unlikely heros in Big Hero 6 with your friends!
A. Brandt
L. Garrison
J. Palmer

Slip, Slime and Away - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Kids Programming
Chemistry in action is how you create slime! Foamy slime! Glittery slime! Just don't GET slimed
A. Brandt
I. Ragsdale

LEGO Mania - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Kids Programming
Legos will be out and ready for you to create! Build a castle with dragons and knights or an alien with a flying saucer attacking the Earth. You are only limited by your imagination.
A. Brandt
J. Palmer
S. Ragsdale


B. Bria


Cannabis Cures - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
As more states legalize marijuana, there is an increasing amount of evidence (both scientific & anecdotal) that weed has many healthful benefits.
B. Bria
T. Machtemes
J. Taylor (M)


K. Brown


Future Sight - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
From Runes to Tarot to tea leaves to bones the different forms of divination crosses many cultures.
K. Brown
L. Darrow
P. Eisenstein
D. Fabi (M)

Crafts, Frivolous Hobbies or Post-Apocalyptic Survival Skill? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Some crafts could come in very handy should society fall.
K. Brown
J. DeVore (M)
M. Silver


S. Burke


Science in the Kitchen - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
How Science is changing the way we eat.
W. Boyes
S. Burke (M)
J. Ficke
J. Ward
S. Weiner

Writers Workshop Section 1 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

S. Burke (M)
R. Chwedyk
B. Fawcett

Como Estas? Translation Challenges - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac D
What are the challenges in translating your work to other languages?
S. Burke (M)
J. Cowan
J. Nye
A. Smith

Animal Type Casting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac B
Hollywood and Authors type cast all the time. Why are reptiles almost always the villain? A discussion about different animals and how they are type cast.
S. Burke
C. Gerrib (M)
M. Mymudes
R. Neumeier

Autonomous Cars - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
More and more our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?
S. Burke
C. Koterba
J. Phillips
J. Stockman (M)
W.A. Tomasson


L. Carhart


Shows That Jumped the Shark - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac D
Jumping the shark is a term for a show that has run too long. Join a discussion of shows that should've ended before they reached the shark tank.
B. Barnett
L. Carhart
JP Kroschel
J. Ward (M)

Evil Computers, Why Didn't We Just Pull the plug? - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
From Colossus to Viki evil computers are a mainstay in fiction. What happened to the 3 laws and will they protect us?
W. Boyes
L. Carhart (M)
S. Mead
A. Nevala-Lee
K. Sonney

Stranger Things - Netflix's Hit Series - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac D
How much more can happen in Hawkins Indiana before everyone just moves?
L. Carhart (M)
G. Dara
V. Massetti


A. Cerney


Disaster Preparedness 101 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom BC
Helping yourself when the heroes are busy elsewhere.
A. Cerney
B. Good
C. Horne (M)
C. Koterba
L. Parchomenko


W. Christensen


Blinkies! - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Cypress B
Build-a-Blinkie Workshop: Where you get to build one of those LED flashing things! The Build-a-Blinkie techs welcome you to their traveling soldering workshop. You start with the kit, and use the tools provided. If you have always wanted to learn to solder, today is the day.
W. Christensen
D. Forsyth
D. Sulak

Blinkies!! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm - Cypress B
Build-a-Blinkie Workshop: Where you get to build one of those LED flashing things! The Build-a-Blinkie techs welcome you to their traveling soldering workshop. You start with the kit, and use the tools provided. If you have always wanted to learn to solder, today is the day.
W. Christensen
D. Forsyth
D. Sulak

Blinkies!!! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Cypress B
Last Chance!! Build-a-Blinkie Workshop: Where you get to build one of those LED flashing things! The Build-a-Blinkie techs welcome you to their traveling soldering workshop. You start with the kit, and use the tools provided. If you have always wanted to learn to solder, today is the day.
W. Christensen
D. Forsyth
D. Sulak


R. Chwedyk


Number 6 is a Free Man - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac D
It's been 50 years since The Prisoner first aired on television. Panelists discuss the symbolism of this ground breaking "summer filler" show from across the pond.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Chwedyk
L. Darrow
D. T. Miller
D. Nudo
A. Smith

Holding Wonder - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Zenna Henderson's The People stories. 35 years after her death a look at the stories and their symbolism
R. Chwedyk
D. Krause (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman

Writers Workshop Section 1 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

S. Burke (M)
R. Chwedyk
B. Fawcett

3pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Signing Tables
Dale Cozort Richard Chwedyk
R. Chwedyk
D. Cozort

6p Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
6pm Tim Akers 6:30p Richard Chwedyk
T. Akers
R. Chwedyk

Writers & Donuts - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - ISFiC Suite
A opportunity for writers to meet and network. Looking for a critique group? Or maybe a class? How about information on publishing/self publishing or editing connections? Or maybe you're just looking for a place to talk shop. Come on up! We have donuts!
R. Chwedyk

Writers Workshop Section 3 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

R. Chwedyk
R. Garfinkle
D. T. Miller
J. Nye
T. Thoelcke (M)

Microcosmic God - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
We know he wasn't a god, however Theodore Sturgeon was one of the great science fiction authors. A discussion of his work in the 100th year since his birth.
R. Chwedyk
R. Horton
E. Hull (M)
D. Munro
S. Silver


R. Ciardullo


Meek to Mighty the Unlikely Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
From Mrs. Frisby to Eywa a discussion regarding the role of the unlikely hero.
R. Ciardullo
M. Munro
J. Nye

The Sequel is Finally Here! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac B
How long is too long to wait for a sequel?
T. Akers
R. Ciardullo
E. Flint
S. Silver

The New YA Award - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of the newest award category.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Ciardullo
K. Strait


A. Collier


Because That's How Grandma Did It - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Culture is based on shared experiences and history, and it impacts how your characters behave and react. How do you share your fictional culture with your readers, without sounding like a long boring lecture?
A. Collier
T. Easton
F. Hunter
D. Murphy (M)

Villians, Monsters & Motherhood - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Does the gender change how you write it?
A. Collier
N. Cowie
T. Johnson
D. Munro (M)

Cross Culture Fairy Tales - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Grimm & Anderson are very well known but other cultures have fairy tales too. A discussion of the differences and similarities amongst the different cultural tales.
A. Collier
D. Fabi
D. Munro
P. Sayre McCoy (M)


J. Cowan


The Orville - More Like Trek Than Trek - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac B
The new show from Seth MacFarlane is more like the original Star Trek series than Discovery. How did this happen and where did he go right?
J. Cowan
V. Massetti (M)
D. Stein
A. Trembley

The Obligatory Star Trek Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Star Trek Discovery does it live up to its' predecessors?
J. Cowan
R. Granstaff (M)
M. Malnekoff
R. Weber

Como Estas? Translation Challenges - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac D
What are the challenges in translating your work to other languages?
S. Burke (M)
J. Cowan
J. Nye
A. Smith


N. Cowie


Wait til your parents get home - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Ever notice in a lot of today's Young adult fiction the parents are missing or oblivious? When, where, and why did the parents disappear?
T. Akers
T. Bogolub (M)
N. Cowie
D. Munro
J. Nikitow

Villians, Monsters & Motherhood - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Does the gender change how you write it?
A. Collier
N. Cowie
T. Johnson
D. Munro (M)

1pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Signing Tables
Norm Cowie Donna J W Munro
N. Cowie
D. Munro

And Then I Threw the Book Across the Room - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac D
What made/makes you stop reading?
B. Barnett
T. Bogolub
N. Cowie
B. Fawcett (M)


L. Cox


Lauren Cox - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac A

L. Cox


D. Cozort


The Mouse that Roared Star Wars - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
How has being bought by Disney affected the franchise?
J. Betts
D. Cozort
S. Mead
N. Silk (M)

3pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Signing Tables
Dale Cozort Richard Chwedyk
R. Chwedyk
D. Cozort

9pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
9pm Dale Cozort 9:30pm Jonathan Ficke
D. Cozort
J. Ficke


A. Dale


Andrea Dale - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac A

A. Dale

Collaborative Songwriting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac A
Collaboration can be tricky but can create a song or project that is greater than the sum of its parts! We'll share how to effectively get the most out of collaborative writing, how to divide labor, share credits, and how to avoid common pitfalls, as well as how technology can support recording projects.
A. Dale
E. Distad (M)
J. Distad
B. Letterman


G. Dara


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
GoHs discuss their favorite books
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

I'm More Than Okay, I'm AMAZING and So Are You - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Body positivity and diversity represented in SciFi/Fantasy media and fandom
G. Dara
B. Wallin
J. Ward (M)

Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac D
They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.
G. Dara
B. Fawcett
JP Kroschel
J. Nikitow
M. Silver
K. Sonney (M)

4pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Signing Tables
Galen Dara Tracy Townsend Barbara Barnett
B. Barnett
G. Dara
T. Townsend

Stranger Things - Netflix's Hit Series - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac D
How much more can happen in Hawkins Indiana before everyone just moves?
L. Carhart (M)
G. Dara
V. Massetti

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


L. Darrow


Number 6 is a Free Man - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac D
It's been 50 years since The Prisoner first aired on television. Panelists discuss the symbolism of this ground breaking "summer filler" show from across the pond.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Chwedyk
L. Darrow
D. T. Miller
D. Nudo
A. Smith

Close Up Magic Show - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac B
Enjoy a demonstration of the art of close up magic.
L. Darrow (M)

Future Sight - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
From Runes to Tarot to tea leaves to bones the different forms of divination crosses many cultures.
K. Brown
L. Darrow
P. Eisenstein
D. Fabi (M)

East Heroes vs. West Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac B
What are the differences between Eastern & Western hemisphere heroes?
L. Darrow (M)
B. Detzner

Hypno Show - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac B
A non-embarrassing stage show using audience volunteers for an empowering and fun exploration into how hypnosis can put you in touch with your own inner comedic creativity. Performed by the man who has been the official hypnotist to Sandals and Beaches Resorts and who was the promotional hypnotist on WGN Radio for the Woody Allen movie The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.
L. Darrow


B. Detzner


10am Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Signing Tables
Natalie Silk Brendan Detzner Phyllis Eisenstein Mindy Mymudes
B. Detzner
P. Eisenstein
M. Mymudes
N. Silk

Strange Museums in America - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
Mustard has a museum? Yes it does. Learn about the strange museums that are not as well known.
B. Detzner
D. Fabi
D. Krause (M)

East Heroes vs. West Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac B
What are the differences between Eastern & Western hemisphere heroes?
L. Darrow (M)
B. Detzner

10 am Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - 1631 (Reading Room)
10am Brendan Detzner 10:30am Rebecca Frencl
B. Detzner
R. Frencl

Fantasy Chicago - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
There are areas in Chicago that are weird enough to belong in fantasy novels.
B. Detzner (M)
J. Nikitow


J. DeVore


Alien Nation A Show Ahead of its Time - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
It actually made the news with a male giving birth. A discussion of this ground breaking show and why it didn't last.
T. Bogolub (M)
J. DeVore
J. Taylor
R. Weber

Crafts, Frivolous Hobbies or Post-Apocalyptic Survival Skill? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Some crafts could come in very handy should society fall.
K. Brown
J. DeVore (M)
M. Silver

We WILL NOT Go Back!!! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
With the ever changing cultural climate, why do we feel like we must hide our changing sexuality again?
J. DeVore
R. Granstaff
D. Murphy (M)


E. Distad


The Faithful Sidekicks - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad

Performance Tips & Tricks - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac A
Find out how to deal with tech glitches to stage fright (and everything in between) when performing on a stage for an audience. Can you over-prepare? How can you push a good performance into a great one? Come share your own tips and learn from ours.
E. Distad
J. Distad
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff (M)

Collaborative Songwriting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac A
Collaboration can be tricky but can create a song or project that is greater than the sum of its parts! We'll share how to effectively get the most out of collaborative writing, how to divide labor, share credits, and how to avoid common pitfalls, as well as how technology can support recording projects.
A. Dale
E. Distad (M)
J. Distad
B. Letterman

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen
S. Weiner


J. Distad


The Faithful Sidekicks - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad

Performance Tips & Tricks - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac A
Find out how to deal with tech glitches to stage fright (and everything in between) when performing on a stage for an audience. Can you over-prepare? How can you push a good performance into a great one? Come share your own tips and learn from ours.
E. Distad
J. Distad
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff (M)

Collaborative Songwriting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac A
Collaboration can be tricky but can create a song or project that is greater than the sum of its parts! We'll share how to effectively get the most out of collaborative writing, how to divide labor, share credits, and how to avoid common pitfalls, as well as how technology can support recording projects.
A. Dale
E. Distad (M)
J. Distad
B. Letterman

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen
S. Weiner


M. Duhan


Con Rituals - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
A discussion of the rituals that bind us together in fandom
J. Betts
M. Duhan
C. Horne
D. Krause
B. Passovoy (M)
A. Scheeler


L. Dwyer


FX Makeup - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Learn some easy contour techniques to brush up a simple cosplay and then dive in with some FX work (blood, gore, bruises, scales, and more) for a truly memorable look.
L. Dwyer (M)

Intro to Masquerade/Meet the Judges - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
If you have ever wondered what competing in the masquerade is like, wanted tips to do better, or just wanted to hang out with our fabulously talented judges, this is your chance.
L. Dwyer (M)
M. Malnekoff
K. Roche


T. Easton


Alternate Humans - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Writing differently able characters
T. Easton
T. Jens
W.A. Tomasson (M)
T. Townsend

"I Have Got to Get Me One of These!!!" - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom A
Which SciFi fantasy vehicle do you want?
C. Barkley (M)
J. Betts
T. Easton
L. Erlick

Because That's How Grandma Did It - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Culture is based on shared experiences and history, and it impacts how your characters behave and react. How do you share your fictional culture with your readers, without sounding like a long boring lecture?
A. Collier
T. Easton
F. Hunter
D. Murphy (M)


P. Eisenstein


All Our Yesterdays - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Which time would you like to live in if the future is no longer an option?
M. Blake
P. Eisenstein (M)
M. Huston
N. Rest

Pass the Kleenex - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac D
Not all stories are upbeat and hopeful. A discussion of depressing SciFi/Fantasy stories.
W. Boyes
P. Eisenstein (M)
P. Hahn
K. Herkes
R. Horton

10am Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Signing Tables
Natalie Silk Brendan Detzner Phyllis Eisenstein Mindy Mymudes
B. Detzner
P. Eisenstein
M. Mymudes
N. Silk

3pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
3pm Phyllis Eisenstein 3:30pm Jody Lynn-Nye
P. Eisenstein
J. Nye

Future Sight - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
From Runes to Tarot to tea leaves to bones the different forms of divination crosses many cultures.
K. Brown
L. Darrow
P. Eisenstein
D. Fabi (M)


L. Erlick


The Reluctant Hero - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Katnis Everdeen, Flynn, Mr Limpet, etc. They didn't want to be heroes but they are. The role of the reluctant hero.
L. Erlick
C. Gerrib (M)
P. Panek
J. Phillips

"I Have Got to Get Me One of These!!!" - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom A
Which SciFi fantasy vehicle do you want?
C. Barkley (M)
J. Betts
T. Easton
L. Erlick

12pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Signing Tables
Lance Erlick Eric Flint
L. Erlick
E. Flint

If, When, and How to add Sex to your Story - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac C
You don't want to be accused of having "gratuitous sex" in your story just to sell it. How to make sure sex doesn't interrupt the flow of your narrative.
L. Erlick
T. Jens
N. Litherland (M)
T. Townsend


A. Ewing


3D ribbon trim Make and Take - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
In this hands on class you will get to try your hand at using basic pleating, beading, and stitching to turn plain ribbon into fancy trim perfect for historical, lolita, and steampunk looks. No experience needed. Class limit 15.
A. Ewing (M)

Chain Maille Make and Take - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Learn the basics of making chainmaille and then try out your new skills to make a superhero keychain. No experience required. Class limit 12.
A. Ewing (M)

You made what out of WHAT? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Cosplayers are constantly finding new and interesting ways to solve the problems of making fantasy into reality, often on a tight budget. Come trade tricks and learn new ways of using materials to make your most epic creations.
A. Ewing (M)
M. Scott


Ayla Ewing


Duct Tape dress form - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Getting a proper fit from a commercial pattern can be almost impossible if you have to fit it on yourself. Duct tape body doubles can make it much easier as they are your exact size and shape. We will be working in pairs to build this very useful tool. Class limit 12 (6 pairs)
Ayla Ewing (M)

Chain Maille Make and Take 2 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Did you miss it yesterday? No problem. This class has been so popular we are offering it TWICE this year. Learn the basics of making chainmaille and then try out your new skills to make a superhero keychain. No experience required. Class limit 12.
Ayla Ewing (M)


D. Fabi


11am Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
11am Steven Silver 11:30am Dexter Fabi
D. Fabi
S. Silver

Strange Museums in America - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
Mustard has a museum? Yes it does. Learn about the strange museums that are not as well known.
B. Detzner
D. Fabi
D. Krause (M)

Future Sight - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
From Runes to Tarot to tea leaves to bones the different forms of divination crosses many cultures.
K. Brown
L. Darrow
P. Eisenstein
D. Fabi (M)

I Never Learned That in History Class - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Alternate and secret histories
D. Fabi (M)
P. Hahn
N. Silk

Cross Culture Fairy Tales - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Grimm & Anderson are very well known but other cultures have fairy tales too. A discussion of the differences and similarities amongst the different cultural tales.
A. Collier
D. Fabi
D. Munro
P. Sayre McCoy (M)


B. Fawcett


Writers Workshop Section 1 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

S. Burke (M)
R. Chwedyk
B. Fawcett

And Then I Threw the Book Across the Room - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac D
What made/makes you stop reading?
B. Barnett
T. Bogolub
N. Cowie
B. Fawcett (M)

Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac D
They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.
G. Dara
B. Fawcett
JP Kroschel
J. Nikitow
M. Silver
K. Sonney (M)

Dragon Awards - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac B

B. Fawcett
E. Flint (M)


C. Ferraro


Barisha Letterman & Carol Ferraro - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac A

C. Ferraro
B. Letterman


J. Ficke


Science in the Kitchen - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
How Science is changing the way we eat.
W. Boyes
S. Burke (M)
J. Ficke
J. Ward
S. Weiner

Location, Location, Location - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Where to set your story and how to research the location.
J. Ficke
F. Hunter
M. Huston
J. Nye (M)

9pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
9pm Dale Cozort 9:30pm Jonathan Ficke
D. Cozort
J. Ficke


E. Flint


12pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Signing Tables
Lance Erlick Eric Flint
L. Erlick
E. Flint

No Guns, No Ninja, No Problem! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Can you write a successful action/adventure story without your protagonist being proficient with weapons or martial arts?
E. Flint (M)
C. Ott
N. Silk

Dragon Awards - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac B

B. Fawcett
E. Flint (M)

7pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
7pm Eric Flint 7:30pm Tracy Townsend
E. Flint
T. Townsend

The Sequel is Finally Here! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac B
How long is too long to wait for a sequel?
T. Akers
R. Ciardullo
E. Flint
S. Silver


D. Forsyth


Blinkies! - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Cypress B
Build-a-Blinkie Workshop: Where you get to build one of those LED flashing things! The Build-a-Blinkie techs welcome you to their traveling soldering workshop. You start with the kit, and use the tools provided. If you have always wanted to learn to solder, today is the day.
W. Christensen
D. Forsyth
D. Sulak

Blinkies!! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm - Cypress B
Build-a-Blinkie Workshop: Where you get to build one of those LED flashing things! The Build-a-Blinkie techs welcome you to their traveling soldering workshop. You start with the kit, and use the tools provided. If you have always wanted to learn to solder, today is the day.
W. Christensen
D. Forsyth
D. Sulak

Blinkies!!! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Cypress B
Last Chance!! Build-a-Blinkie Workshop: Where you get to build one of those LED flashing things! The Build-a-Blinkie techs welcome you to their traveling soldering workshop. You start with the kit, and use the tools provided. If you have always wanted to learn to solder, today is the day.
W. Christensen
D. Forsyth
D. Sulak


R. Frencl


11am Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Signing Tables
Rebecca Frencl Paul Dale Anderson
R. Frencl

10 am Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - 1631 (Reading Room)
10am Brendan Detzner 10:30am Rebecca Frencl
B. Detzner
R. Frencl


A. Galas


Trinary - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac A

A. Galas
S. Weiner


R. Garfinkle


Writers Workshop Section 3 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

R. Chwedyk
R. Garfinkle
D. T. Miller
J. Nye
T. Thoelcke (M)


L. Garrison


Kids Improv Games - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Kids Programming
Play games, tell stories and create new worlds! Use your favorite characters and create new ones, and just have fun being ridiculous. We'll go through several common Improv Games, with sci-fi and fantasy themes.
A. Brandt
L. Garrison
S. Weiner

History of Video Games - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Kids Programming
Come learn about old consoles and how video gaming has changed over the years.
L. Garrison
J. Palmer
M. Roman

Oreo Phases of the Moon - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Kids Programming
The Moon’s phases are a natural example of a recurring predictable cycle. They have been used as a calendar by many different cultures throughout history.Come recreate the lunar phases using the frosting from Oreo® cookies.
A. Brandt
L. Garrison
C. Trembley

Hands and Face Heroics - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Kids Programming
Did you know that your hands and face can help you to communicate without saying a word? Come learn how to do some beginning American Sign Language(ASL) and see if you can be a hero in someone else’s life someday.
L. Garrison
D. Krause

Big Hero 6 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Kids Programming
Come watch the unlikely heros in Big Hero 6 with your friends!
A. Brandt
L. Garrison
J. Palmer

So you want to create a hero? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Kids Programming
Big Hero 6 themed activities will be available for your enjoyment.
L. Garrison
J. Palmer


C. Gerrib


The Reluctant Hero - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Katnis Everdeen, Flynn, Mr Limpet, etc. They didn't want to be heroes but they are. The role of the reluctant hero.
L. Erlick
C. Gerrib (M)
P. Panek
J. Phillips

Wakanda Forever - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac C
a discussion of African American cinema
C. Barkley (M)
C. Gerrib

ESP in Fiction - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are we so fascinated by the possibility? Do we want to be more than human?
C. Gerrib (M)
T. Jens
A. Nevala-Lee

Writers Workshop Section 2 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC - Room 1612

C. Gerrib
E. Hull
D. T. Miller

2pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
2pm Betty Ann Hull 2:30pm Chris Gerrib
C. Gerrib
E. Hull

Animal Type Casting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac B
Hollywood and Authors type cast all the time. Why are reptiles almost always the villain? A discussion about different animals and how they are type cast.
S. Burke
C. Gerrib (M)
M. Mymudes
R. Neumeier

Shaken Not Stirred - The Mystique of the British Spy - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
James Bond, Simon Templar, etc. why do we find these men so attractive?
C. Gerrib
A. Komins
T. Townsend
A. Trembley (M)

Earth is Toast, Where Do I Go? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
The Earth is ending what SciFi/Fantasy world would you want to live in and why?
C. Gerrib (M)
R. Neumeier
G. Wolfe


B. Good


Disaster Preparedness 101 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom BC
Helping yourself when the heroes are busy elsewhere.
A. Cerney
B. Good
C. Horne (M)
C. Koterba
L. Parchomenko


R. Granstaff


The Obligatory Star Trek Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Star Trek Discovery does it live up to its' predecessors?
J. Cowan
R. Granstaff (M)
M. Malnekoff
R. Weber

We WILL NOT Go Back!!! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
With the ever changing cultural climate, why do we feel like we must hide our changing sexuality again?
J. DeVore
R. Granstaff
D. Murphy (M)


J. Guggenheim


With One Click it Could All Be Gone - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
A discussion on should all books be electronic or should a "hard copy" be kept.
J. Guggenheim
M. Resnick
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
G. Wolfe

Which Witch is Yours? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
The changing face of witches through the ages.
J. Guggenheim
F. Hunter
M. Mymudes

Guilty Pleasures - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
We all have them. It could be a drugstore book or a cheesy movie. Let's admit it and share them out loud!
J. Guggenheim (M)
K. Herkes
R. Horton
K. Roche


gundo


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

Toyboat - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

gundo
C. McManamon
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
Raven

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen
S. Weiner

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


T. Gunderson


The Happy (crochet) Hooker - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Join with our own Happy "Hooker" in creating fun things with yarn.
T. Gunderson (M)


P. Hahn


And Now for Something Completely Different - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of unique and unusual genres in SciFi, graphic novels and comics.
P. Hahn
N. Rest (M)
F. Salvatini

Pass the Kleenex - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac D
Not all stories are upbeat and hopeful. A discussion of depressing SciFi/Fantasy stories.
W. Boyes
P. Eisenstein (M)
P. Hahn
K. Herkes
R. Horton

Does DC Stand for Dark Comic? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are the DC comic movies so much darker and less humorous than their Marvel counterparts?
P. Hahn
M. Munro
T. Smith (M)

Were Dragons Real? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Why are dragons a part of almost every mythology? Could they have actually flown the skies?
P. Hahn
R. Neumeier
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
W.A. Tomasson

Streaming Services the New Movie/TV studios - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
We are no longer limited by the big Hollywood studios. How the changes in the way we watch has affected the things we watch.
P. Hahn
N. Litherland
S. Mead (M)

I Never Learned That in History Class - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Alternate and secret histories
D. Fabi (M)
P. Hahn
N. Silk


R. Heinz


Gaming Group Horror Stories - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
From bad losers to rule wranglers share the stories of the people you may never let at your table again
J. Betts
R. Heinz (M)
J. Taylor

Storytellers Guide to Not Sucking - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac C
Join Rick Heinz from Geek & Sundry along with other storytellers for a panel on Game Mastering Tips and Tricks.Find your style, learn player agency, and learn why you should never run a dream sequence. A one-stop shop for DO's and DON'Ts from those who have made every error.
T. Akers
R. Heinz (M)
N. Litherland

5pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
5pm Rochelle Weber 5:30pm Rick Heinz
R. Heinz
R. Weber

10 am Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Signing Tables
Rick Heinz Betty Ann Hull
R. Heinz
E. Hull


K. Herkes


Pass the Kleenex - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac D
Not all stories are upbeat and hopeful. A discussion of depressing SciFi/Fantasy stories.
W. Boyes
P. Eisenstein (M)
P. Hahn
K. Herkes
R. Horton

12pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
12pm Dierdre Murphy 12:30pm Karen Herkes
K. Herkes
D. Murphy

Guilty Pleasures - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
We all have them. It could be a drugstore book or a cheesy movie. Let's admit it and share them out loud!
J. Guggenheim (M)
K. Herkes
R. Horton
K. Roche

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac C
You've written your book/story now you need to promote it.
B. Barnett
K. Herkes
M. Mymudes (M)


B. Higgins


Commercial Asteroid Mining - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Is this feasible? How cost effective would it be?
B. Higgins
J. Plaxco (M)
B. Trembley

Science Fiction Pulp Art - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
Magazines in the first half of the 20th century were printed on cheap "pulp" paper, but the artwork (in some cases) are classic.
B. Higgins
A. Nevala-Lee (M)
M. Resnick

Beyond Firefly - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Other great SciFi shows that never found their audience
B. Higgins
V. Massetti
S. Silver (M)
D. Stein

We Spy in Peace? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Is there life elsewhere in the universe? And do we have the right to spy on them?
B. Higgins (M)
S. Mead
J. Plaxco


D. Hirsch


Phandemonium Book Discussion - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - ISFiC Suite
We are reading the Hugo winner: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
D. Hirsch (M)


C. Horne


Disaster Preparedness 101 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom BC
Helping yourself when the heroes are busy elsewhere.
A. Cerney
B. Good
C. Horne (M)
C. Koterba
L. Parchomenko

Con Rituals - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
A discussion of the rituals that bind us together in fandom
J. Betts
M. Duhan
C. Horne
D. Krause
B. Passovoy (M)
A. Scheeler


R. Horton


Pass the Kleenex - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac D
Not all stories are upbeat and hopeful. A discussion of depressing SciFi/Fantasy stories.
W. Boyes
P. Eisenstein (M)
P. Hahn
K. Herkes
R. Horton

Guilty Pleasures - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
We all have them. It could be a drugstore book or a cheesy movie. Let's admit it and share them out loud!
J. Guggenheim (M)
K. Herkes
R. Horton
K. Roche

Microcosmic God - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
We know he wasn't a god, however Theodore Sturgeon was one of the great science fiction authors. A discussion of his work in the 100th year since his birth.
R. Chwedyk
R. Horton
E. Hull (M)
D. Munro
S. Silver


E. Hull


Writers Workshop Section 2 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC - Room 1612

C. Gerrib
E. Hull
D. T. Miller

Diversity in SciFi/Fantasy - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac B
Taking place in another world or time, science fiction and fantasy has been able to explore social and political topics that authors in more conventional genres are often not able to touch.
E. Hull (M)
JP Kroschel
P. Panek

2pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
2pm Betty Ann Hull 2:30pm Chris Gerrib
C. Gerrib
E. Hull

10 am Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Signing Tables
Rick Heinz Betty Ann Hull
R. Heinz
E. Hull

Microcosmic God - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
We know he wasn't a god, however Theodore Sturgeon was one of the great science fiction authors. A discussion of his work in the 100th year since his birth.
R. Chwedyk
R. Horton
E. Hull (M)
D. Munro
S. Silver


F. Hunter


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

Location, Location, Location - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Where to set your story and how to research the location.
J. Ficke
F. Hunter
M. Huston
J. Nye (M)

Because That's How Grandma Did It - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Culture is based on shared experiences and history, and it impacts how your characters behave and react. How do you share your fictional culture with your readers, without sounding like a long boring lecture?
A. Collier
T. Easton
F. Hunter
D. Murphy (M)

The Obligatory Vampire Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
From Abraham Van Helsing to Jane Yellowrock the changing faces of the vampire hunters.
F. Hunter (M)
N. Litherland
A. Smith

2pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Signing Tables
Jody Lynn-Nye Mike Resnick Faith Hunter
F. Hunter
J. Nye
M. Resnick

Which Witch is Yours? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
The changing face of witches through the ages.
J. Guggenheim
F. Hunter
M. Mymudes

11 am Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
11am Faith Hunter 11:30a Mindy Mymudes
F. Hunter
M. Mymudes


M. Huston


All Our Yesterdays - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Which time would you like to live in if the future is no longer an option?
M. Blake
P. Eisenstein (M)
M. Huston
N. Rest

Location, Location, Location - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Where to set your story and how to research the location.
J. Ficke
F. Hunter
M. Huston
J. Nye (M)

Don't Blow Off Steam - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
Steampunk is a very popular genre. Learn how steam systems work so you can add them to your writing without errors.
W. Boyes
M. Huston (M)

1pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
1pm Mark Huston 1:30pm Tina Jens
M. Huston
T. Jens


T. Jens


Flash Fiction For Fun & Profit - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Lilac C
How to write it. Where to send it What makes it a special way to hone your writing skills.
T. Jens
D. Murphy
F. Salvatini (M)

Alternate Humans - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Writing differently able characters
T. Easton
T. Jens
W.A. Tomasson (M)
T. Townsend

ESP in Fiction - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are we so fascinated by the possibility? Do we want to be more than human?
C. Gerrib (M)
T. Jens
A. Nevala-Lee

1pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
1pm Mark Huston 1:30pm Tina Jens
M. Huston
T. Jens

If, When, and How to add Sex to your Story - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac C
You don't want to be accused of having "gratuitous sex" in your story just to sell it. How to make sure sex doesn't interrupt the flow of your narrative.
L. Erlick
T. Jens
N. Litherland (M)
T. Townsend


T. Johnson


10am Readings - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - 1631 (Reading Room)
10am Toni Johnson 10:30am Charles Ott
T. Johnson
C. Ott

Villians, Monsters & Motherhood - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Does the gender change how you write it?
A. Collier
N. Cowie
T. Johnson
D. Munro (M)


A. Komins


Shaken Not Stirred - The Mystique of the British Spy - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
James Bond, Simon Templar, etc. why do we find these men so attractive?
C. Gerrib
A. Komins
T. Townsend
A. Trembley (M)


C. Koterba


Disaster Preparedness 101 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom BC
Helping yourself when the heroes are busy elsewhere.
A. Cerney
B. Good
C. Horne (M)
C. Koterba
L. Parchomenko

Autonomous Cars - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
More and more our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?
S. Burke
C. Koterba
J. Phillips
J. Stockman (M)
W.A. Tomasson


D. Krause


American Maj Jong - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac B
An introduction to American Maj Jong
D. Krause (M)

Holding Wonder - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Zenna Henderson's The People stories. 35 years after her death a look at the stories and their symbolism
R. Chwedyk
D. Krause (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman

Strange Museums in America - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
Mustard has a museum? Yes it does. Learn about the strange museums that are not as well known.
B. Detzner
D. Fabi
D. Krause (M)

Con Rituals - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
A discussion of the rituals that bind us together in fandom
J. Betts
M. Duhan
C. Horne
D. Krause
B. Passovoy (M)
A. Scheeler

Hands and Face Heroics - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Kids Programming
Did you know that your hands and face can help you to communicate without saying a word? Come learn how to do some beginning American Sign Language(ASL) and see if you can be a hero in someone else’s life someday.
L. Garrison
D. Krause


JP Kroschel


Shows That Jumped the Shark - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac D
Jumping the shark is a term for a show that has run too long. Join a discussion of shows that should've ended before they reached the shark tank.
B. Barnett
L. Carhart
JP Kroschel
J. Ward (M)

Diversity in SciFi/Fantasy - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac B
Taking place in another world or time, science fiction and fantasy has been able to explore social and political topics that authors in more conventional genres are often not able to touch.
E. Hull (M)
JP Kroschel
P. Panek

Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac D
They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.
G. Dara
B. Fawcett
JP Kroschel
J. Nikitow
M. Silver
K. Sonney (M)


B. Letterman


Barisha Letterman & Carol Ferraro - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac A

C. Ferraro
B. Letterman

Collaborative Songwriting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac A
Collaboration can be tricky but can create a song or project that is greater than the sum of its parts! We'll share how to effectively get the most out of collaborative writing, how to divide labor, share credits, and how to avoid common pitfalls, as well as how technology can support recording projects.
A. Dale
E. Distad (M)
J. Distad
B. Letterman


N. Litherland


Super Heroes Re-imagined - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
What if Superman landed in Russia or if Batman's parents were never killed? A discussion of how if events were changed the hero would change.
N. Litherland (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman
M. Munro
T. Smith
J. Ward

The Obligatory Vampire Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
From Abraham Van Helsing to Jane Yellowrock the changing faces of the vampire hunters.
F. Hunter (M)
N. Litherland
A. Smith

Storytellers Guide to Not Sucking - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac C
Join Rick Heinz from Geek & Sundry along with other storytellers for a panel on Game Mastering Tips and Tricks.Find your style, learn player agency, and learn why you should never run a dream sequence. A one-stop shop for DO's and DON'Ts from those who have made every error.
T. Akers
R. Heinz (M)
N. Litherland

8p Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
8pm Neal Litherland 8:30pm Alec Nevala-Lee
N. Litherland
A. Nevala-Lee

Streaming Services the New Movie/TV studios - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
We are no longer limited by the big Hollywood studios. How the changes in the way we watch has affected the things we watch.
P. Hahn
N. Litherland
S. Mead (M)

12 pm Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Signing Tables
Rochelle Weber Tim Akers Neil Litherland
T. Akers
N. Litherland
R. Weber

If, When, and How to add Sex to your Story - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac C
You don't want to be accused of having "gratuitous sex" in your story just to sell it. How to make sure sex doesn't interrupt the flow of your narrative.
L. Erlick
T. Jens
N. Litherland (M)
T. Townsend


B. Lyn-Waitsman


Super Heroes Re-imagined - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
What if Superman landed in Russia or if Batman's parents were never killed? A discussion of how if events were changed the hero would change.
N. Litherland (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman
M. Munro
T. Smith
J. Ward

Holding Wonder - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Zenna Henderson's The People stories. 35 years after her death a look at the stories and their symbolism
R. Chwedyk
D. Krause (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman

SyFy Channel - Enough is Enough (An Interactive Panel) - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
Tired of Sharknado, Space Twister, etc.? Join in the fun as we attempt to create our own SyFy Channel type movie.
B. Lyn-Waitsman
V. Massetti (M)
F. Salvatini


T. Machtemes


Cannabis Cures - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
As more states legalize marijuana, there is an increasing amount of evidence (both scientific & anecdotal) that weed has many healthful benefits.
B. Bria
T. Machtemes
J. Taylor (M)

Podcasting 101 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom H
A beginners guide to podcasting
T. Machtemes
M. Mascari
K. Sonney (M)

Modern Prison Break - Our Need to Escape? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Escape rooms are very popular. Do they fill a need we have to escape?
B. Armbruster
T. Machtemes

You're My Con Friend - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac B
No they weren't in prison. But you only seem to talk to them at or about conventions. The phenomena of the con friendship.
B. Armbruster
T. Machtemes


M. Malnekoff


The Obligatory Star Trek Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Star Trek Discovery does it live up to its' predecessors?
J. Cowan
R. Granstaff (M)
M. Malnekoff
R. Weber

Intro to Masquerade/Meet the Judges - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
If you have ever wondered what competing in the masquerade is like, wanted tips to do better, or just wanted to hang out with our fabulously talented judges, this is your chance.
L. Dwyer (M)
M. Malnekoff
K. Roche

The Masquerade - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Calling all heroes of Windycon! We need you for our masquerade.Whether you want to impress us with your creative cosplay construction or show off mad hero skills we have the perfect venue for you. You can choose to walk the runway and have your workmanship judged or prepare a skit or musical piece to otherwise demonstrate what makes you an unexpected hero. If you are more of the innocent bystander type please come join us and check out these great cosplays. Those interested in participating must fill out and return an entry form no later than 7pm on Saturday evening.
M. Malnekoff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)


M. Mascari


Podcasting 101 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom H
A beginners guide to podcasting
T. Machtemes
M. Mascari
K. Sonney (M)


V. Massetti


The Orville - More Like Trek Than Trek - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac B
The new show from Seth MacFarlane is more like the original Star Trek series than Discovery. How did this happen and where did he go right?
J. Cowan
V. Massetti (M)
D. Stein
A. Trembley

SyFy Channel - Enough is Enough (An Interactive Panel) - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
Tired of Sharknado, Space Twister, etc.? Join in the fun as we attempt to create our own SyFy Channel type movie.
B. Lyn-Waitsman
V. Massetti (M)
F. Salvatini

Beyond Firefly - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Other great SciFi shows that never found their audience
B. Higgins
V. Massetti
S. Silver (M)
D. Stein

Stranger Things - Netflix's Hit Series - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac D
How much more can happen in Hawkins Indiana before everyone just moves?
L. Carhart (M)
G. Dara
V. Massetti


J. McDaid


John McDaid - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

J. McDaid

Performance Tips & Tricks - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac A
Find out how to deal with tech glitches to stage fright (and everything in between) when performing on a stage for an audience. Can you over-prepare? How can you push a good performance into a great one? Come share your own tips and learn from ours.
E. Distad
J. Distad
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff (M)

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen
S. Weiner


C. McManamon


Performance Tips & Tricks - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac A
Find out how to deal with tech glitches to stage fright (and everything in between) when performing on a stage for an audience. Can you over-prepare? How can you push a good performance into a great one? Come share your own tips and learn from ours.
E. Distad
J. Distad
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff (M)

Toyboat - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

gundo
C. McManamon
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
Raven

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen
S. Weiner


S. Mead


The Mouse that Roared Star Wars - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
How has being bought by Disney affected the franchise?
J. Betts
D. Cozort
S. Mead
N. Silk (M)

Evil Computers, Why Didn't We Just Pull the plug? - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
From Colossus to Viki evil computers are a mainstay in fiction. What happened to the 3 laws and will they protect us?
W. Boyes
L. Carhart (M)
S. Mead
A. Nevala-Lee
K. Sonney

Streaming Services the New Movie/TV studios - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
We are no longer limited by the big Hollywood studios. How the changes in the way we watch has affected the things we watch.
P. Hahn
N. Litherland
S. Mead (M)

We Spy in Peace? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Is there life elsewhere in the universe? And do we have the right to spy on them?
B. Higgins (M)
S. Mead
J. Plaxco


P. Meyer


Habitat for Humanity - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Learn about this year's Windycon charity. Heroes in their own right. Samantha Fisher MPA, CFRE Director of Development DuPage Habitat for Humanity 1600 E. Roosevelt Road • Wheaton, IL 60187
P. Meyer


J. Midkiff


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

Intro to Music Theory - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac A
Learn or review the basics to understand, appreciate, and create music in a new way. We promise it's painless!
J. Midkiff (M)

Performance Tips & Tricks - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac A
Find out how to deal with tech glitches to stage fright (and everything in between) when performing on a stage for an audience. Can you over-prepare? How can you push a good performance into a great one? Come share your own tips and learn from ours.
E. Distad
J. Distad
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff (M)

GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
GoHs discuss their favorite books
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

GoH Concert - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

J. Midkiff
To Be Announced

Theme Circle - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Lilac A
Songs About Heroes
J. Midkiff (M)

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen
S. Weiner

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


D. T. Miller


Number 6 is a Free Man - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac D
It's been 50 years since The Prisoner first aired on television. Panelists discuss the symbolism of this ground breaking "summer filler" show from across the pond.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Chwedyk
L. Darrow
D. T. Miller
D. Nudo
A. Smith

Writers Workshop Section 2 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC - Room 1612

C. Gerrib
E. Hull
D. T. Miller

Writers Workshop Section 3 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

R. Chwedyk
R. Garfinkle
D. T. Miller
J. Nye
T. Thoelcke (M)


D. Munro


6pm Reading - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
6p James Enge 6:30p Donna Munro
D. Munro

Wait til your parents get home - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Ever notice in a lot of today's Young adult fiction the parents are missing or oblivious? When, where, and why did the parents disappear?
T. Akers
T. Bogolub (M)
N. Cowie
D. Munro
J. Nikitow

Villians, Monsters & Motherhood - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Does the gender change how you write it?
A. Collier
N. Cowie
T. Johnson
D. Munro (M)

1pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Signing Tables
Norm Cowie Donna J W Munro
N. Cowie
D. Munro

Microcosmic God - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
We know he wasn't a god, however Theodore Sturgeon was one of the great science fiction authors. A discussion of his work in the 100th year since his birth.
R. Chwedyk
R. Horton
E. Hull (M)
D. Munro
S. Silver

Cross Culture Fairy Tales - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Grimm & Anderson are very well known but other cultures have fairy tales too. A discussion of the differences and similarities amongst the different cultural tales.
A. Collier
D. Fabi
D. Munro
P. Sayre McCoy (M)


M. Munro


Super Heroes Re-imagined - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
What if Superman landed in Russia or if Batman's parents were never killed? A discussion of how if events were changed the hero would change.
N. Litherland (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman
M. Munro
T. Smith
J. Ward

The Changing Disney Princess - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac D
No longer waiting to be saved. The Disney Princess has changed from damsel in distress to Girl Power!
M. Munro
R. Weber (M)

Meek to Mighty the Unlikely Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
From Mrs. Frisby to Eywa a discussion regarding the role of the unlikely hero.
R. Ciardullo
M. Munro
J. Nye

Does DC Stand for Dark Comic? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are the DC comic movies so much darker and less humorous than their Marvel counterparts?
P. Hahn
M. Munro
T. Smith (M)


D. Murphy


Flash Fiction For Fun & Profit - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Lilac C
How to write it. Where to send it What makes it a special way to hone your writing skills.
T. Jens
D. Murphy
F. Salvatini (M)

Because That's How Grandma Did It - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Culture is based on shared experiences and history, and it impacts how your characters behave and react. How do you share your fictional culture with your readers, without sounding like a long boring lecture?
A. Collier
T. Easton
F. Hunter
D. Murphy (M)

12pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
12pm Dierdre Murphy 12:30pm Karen Herkes
K. Herkes
D. Murphy

We WILL NOT Go Back!!! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac D
With the ever changing cultural climate, why do we feel like we must hide our changing sexuality again?
J. DeVore
R. Granstaff
D. Murphy (M)


M. Mymudes


10am Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Signing Tables
Natalie Silk Brendan Detzner Phyllis Eisenstein Mindy Mymudes
B. Detzner
P. Eisenstein
M. Mymudes
N. Silk

Furry Four Legged Unlikely Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Kids Programming
Whether search and rescue, guide dogs, mobility dogs, hearing ear dogs, they are all highly trained to act as assistance partners to a human. In fiction, dogs can be magical guides and teachers, as in my book, the basset hound in George Knows. In real life, dogs can help people live normal lives that might normally not be possible.
A. Brandt
M. Mymudes
J. Palmer

Which Witch is Yours? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
The changing face of witches through the ages.
J. Guggenheim
F. Hunter
M. Mymudes

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lilac C
You've written your book/story now you need to promote it.
B. Barnett
K. Herkes
M. Mymudes (M)

Animal Type Casting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac B
Hollywood and Authors type cast all the time. Why are reptiles almost always the villain? A discussion about different animals and how they are type cast.
S. Burke
C. Gerrib (M)
M. Mymudes
R. Neumeier

11 am Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
11am Faith Hunter 11:30a Mindy Mymudes
F. Hunter
M. Mymudes


J. Neerenberg


Toyboat - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

gundo
C. McManamon
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
Raven

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen
S. Weiner


R. Neumeier


Animal Type Casting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac B
Hollywood and Authors type cast all the time. Why are reptiles almost always the villain? A discussion about different animals and how they are type cast.
S. Burke
C. Gerrib (M)
M. Mymudes
R. Neumeier

Were Dragons Real? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Why are dragons a part of almost every mythology? Could they have actually flown the skies?
P. Hahn
R. Neumeier
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
W.A. Tomasson

Earth is Toast, Where Do I Go? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
The Earth is ending what SciFi/Fantasy world would you want to live in and why?
C. Gerrib (M)
R. Neumeier
G. Wolfe


A. Nevala-Lee


Evil Computers, Why Didn't We Just Pull the plug? - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
From Colossus to Viki evil computers are a mainstay in fiction. What happened to the 3 laws and will they protect us?
W. Boyes
L. Carhart (M)
S. Mead
A. Nevala-Lee
K. Sonney

ESP in Fiction - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are we so fascinated by the possibility? Do we want to be more than human?
C. Gerrib (M)
T. Jens
A. Nevala-Lee

Science Fiction Pulp Art - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
Magazines in the first half of the 20th century were printed on cheap "pulp" paper, but the artwork (in some cases) are classic.
B. Higgins
A. Nevala-Lee (M)
M. Resnick

8p Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
8pm Neal Litherland 8:30pm Alec Nevala-Lee
N. Litherland
A. Nevala-Lee

11 am Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Signing Tables
Walt Boyes Alec Nevala-Lee
W. Boyes
A. Nevala-Lee


J. Nikitow


Wait til your parents get home - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Ever notice in a lot of today's Young adult fiction the parents are missing or oblivious? When, where, and why did the parents disappear?
T. Akers
T. Bogolub (M)
N. Cowie
D. Munro
J. Nikitow

Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac D
They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.
G. Dara
B. Fawcett
JP Kroschel
J. Nikitow
M. Silver
K. Sonney (M)

Fantasy Chicago - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
There are areas in Chicago that are weird enough to belong in fantasy novels.
B. Detzner (M)
J. Nikitow


M. Nixon


Toyboat - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

gundo
C. McManamon
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
Raven

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen
S. Weiner


D. Nudo


Number 6 is a Free Man - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac D
It's been 50 years since The Prisoner first aired on television. Panelists discuss the symbolism of this ground breaking "summer filler" show from across the pond.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Chwedyk
L. Darrow
D. T. Miller
D. Nudo
A. Smith


J. Nye


Location, Location, Location - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Where to set your story and how to research the location.
J. Ficke
F. Hunter
M. Huston
J. Nye (M)

Meek to Mighty the Unlikely Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
From Mrs. Frisby to Eywa a discussion regarding the role of the unlikely hero.
R. Ciardullo
M. Munro
J. Nye

2pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Signing Tables
Jody Lynn-Nye Mike Resnick Faith Hunter
F. Hunter
J. Nye
M. Resnick

3pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
3pm Phyllis Eisenstein 3:30pm Jody Lynn-Nye
P. Eisenstein
J. Nye

Como Estas? Translation Challenges - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac D
What are the challenges in translating your work to other languages?
S. Burke (M)
J. Cowan
J. Nye
A. Smith

Writers Workshop Section 3 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

R. Chwedyk
R. Garfinkle
D. T. Miller
J. Nye
T. Thoelcke (M)


L. Ostergaard


Improv Games - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Cosplay is more than just putting on a costume. Come and play some improv games with us to help you really get into character or just have some fun.
L. Ostergaard (M)

Pictionary Mash-Up - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Our annual favorite is back! Come join the fun and see if you can guess what crazy mash ups we come up with this year. Burlesque stormtrooper? Lolita Shrek? Steampunk carebear? Come find out!
L. Ostergaard (M)


C. Ott


10am Readings - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - 1631 (Reading Room)
10am Toni Johnson 10:30am Charles Ott
T. Johnson
C. Ott

No Guns, No Ninja, No Problem! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Can you write a successful action/adventure story without your protagonist being proficient with weapons or martial arts?
E. Flint (M)
C. Ott
N. Silk


J. Palmer


History of Video Games - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Kids Programming
Come learn about old consoles and how video gaming has changed over the years.
L. Garrison
J. Palmer
M. Roman

Furry Four Legged Unlikely Heroes - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Kids Programming
Whether search and rescue, guide dogs, mobility dogs, hearing ear dogs, they are all highly trained to act as assistance partners to a human. In fiction, dogs can be magical guides and teachers, as in my book, the basset hound in George Knows. In real life, dogs can help people live normal lives that might normally not be possible.
A. Brandt
M. Mymudes
J. Palmer

Big Hero 6 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Kids Programming
Come watch the unlikely heros in Big Hero 6 with your friends!
A. Brandt
L. Garrison
J. Palmer

So you want to create a hero? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Kids Programming
Big Hero 6 themed activities will be available for your enjoyment.
L. Garrison
J. Palmer

LEGO Mania - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Kids Programming
Legos will be out and ready for you to create! Build a castle with dragons and knights or an alien with a flying saucer attacking the Earth. You are only limited by your imagination.
A. Brandt
J. Palmer
S. Ragsdale


P. Panek


The Reluctant Hero - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Katnis Everdeen, Flynn, Mr Limpet, etc. They didn't want to be heroes but they are. The role of the reluctant hero.
L. Erlick
C. Gerrib (M)
P. Panek
J. Phillips

Diversity in SciFi/Fantasy - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac B
Taking place in another world or time, science fiction and fantasy has been able to explore social and political topics that authors in more conventional genres are often not able to touch.
E. Hull (M)
JP Kroschel
P. Panek


L. Parchomenko


Disaster Preparedness 101 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Junior Ballroom BC
Helping yourself when the heroes are busy elsewhere.
A. Cerney
B. Good
C. Horne (M)
C. Koterba
L. Parchomenko


B. Passovoy


Dorsai Irregulars - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac B


Con Rituals - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
A discussion of the rituals that bind us together in fandom
J. Betts
M. Duhan
C. Horne
D. Krause
B. Passovoy (M)
A. Scheeler


J. Phillips


The Reluctant Hero - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Katnis Everdeen, Flynn, Mr Limpet, etc. They didn't want to be heroes but they are. The role of the reluctant hero.
L. Erlick
C. Gerrib (M)
P. Panek
J. Phillips

The Obligatory Doctor Who panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac C
How has the show changed since he became a she?
J. Phillips
J. Ward (M)

Autonomous Cars - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
More and more our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?
S. Burke
C. Koterba
J. Phillips
J. Stockman (M)
W.A. Tomasson


J. Plaxco


Talking Tesla - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac D
Rocketman, electric cars, and giant tunnels. What cool things is Elon Musk doing this week?
W. Boyes (M)
J. Plaxco
B. Trembley

Commercial Asteroid Mining - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Is this feasible? How cost effective would it be?
B. Higgins
J. Plaxco (M)
B. Trembley

Planet Earth as Art: The View From Space - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Lilac C
A slide show of remote sensing images of the Earth primarily pulled from the Landstat 8 mission.
J. Plaxco (M)

The Future of Human Space Exploration - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac C
Provides an overview of key developments in the history of commercial space and speculates on what the future may bring.
J. Plaxco (M)

We Spy in Peace? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Is there life elsewhere in the universe? And do we have the right to spy on them?
B. Higgins (M)
S. Mead
J. Plaxco


I. Ragsdale


Slip, Slime and Away - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Kids Programming
Chemistry in action is how you create slime! Foamy slime! Glittery slime! Just don't GET slimed
A. Brandt
I. Ragsdale


S. Ragsdale


LEGO Mania - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Kids Programming
Legos will be out and ready for you to create! Build a castle with dragons and knights or an alien with a flying saucer attacking the Earth. You are only limited by your imagination.
A. Brandt
J. Palmer
S. Ragsdale


D. Rantanen


David Rantanen - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac A

D. Rantanen

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen
S. Weiner


Raven


Toyboat - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

gundo
C. McManamon
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
Raven


M. Resnick


With One Click it Could All Be Gone - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
A discussion on should all books be electronic or should a "hard copy" be kept.
J. Guggenheim
M. Resnick
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
G. Wolfe

Science Fiction Pulp Art - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
Magazines in the first half of the 20th century were printed on cheap "pulp" paper, but the artwork (in some cases) are classic.
B. Higgins
A. Nevala-Lee (M)
M. Resnick

2pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Signing Tables
Jody Lynn-Nye Mike Resnick Faith Hunter
F. Hunter
J. Nye
M. Resnick

12 pm Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
12pm Mike Resnick
M. Resnick


N. Rest


And Now for Something Completely Different - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of unique and unusual genres in SciFi, graphic novels and comics.
P. Hahn
N. Rest (M)
F. Salvatini

All Our Yesterdays - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Which time would you like to live in if the future is no longer an option?
M. Blake
P. Eisenstein (M)
M. Huston
N. Rest

Baby's First SciFi Novel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
What was the first science fiction/fantasy novel/story you ever read and how did it hook you?
B. Armbruster
W. Boyes (M)
N. Rest
K. Roche
K. Strait


K. Roche


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
GoHs discuss their favorite books
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

Guilty Pleasures - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
We all have them. It could be a drugstore book or a cheesy movie. Let's admit it and share them out loud!
J. Guggenheim (M)
K. Herkes
R. Horton
K. Roche

Baby's First SciFi Novel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
What was the first science fiction/fantasy novel/story you ever read and how did it hook you?
B. Armbruster
W. Boyes (M)
N. Rest
K. Roche
K. Strait

Intro to Masquerade/Meet the Judges - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
If you have ever wondered what competing in the masquerade is like, wanted tips to do better, or just wanted to hang out with our fabulously talented judges, this is your chance.
L. Dwyer (M)
M. Malnekoff
K. Roche

The Masquerade - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Calling all heroes of Windycon! We need you for our masquerade.Whether you want to impress us with your creative cosplay construction or show off mad hero skills we have the perfect venue for you. You can choose to walk the runway and have your workmanship judged or prepare a skit or musical piece to otherwise demonstrate what makes you an unexpected hero. If you are more of the innocent bystander type please come join us and check out these great cosplays. Those interested in participating must fill out and return an entry form no later than 7pm on Saturday evening.
M. Malnekoff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

Intro to Quantum Computing and IBM Q - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac D
Join Kevin Roche as he describes the intricacies of quantum computing and IBM Q.
K. Roche (M)

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


M. Roman


History of Video Games - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Kids Programming
Come learn about old consoles and how video gaming has changed over the years.
L. Garrison
J. Palmer
M. Roman


F. Salvatini


Flash Fiction For Fun & Profit - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Lilac C
How to write it. Where to send it What makes it a special way to hone your writing skills.
T. Jens
D. Murphy
F. Salvatini (M)

And Now for Something Completely Different - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of unique and unusual genres in SciFi, graphic novels and comics.
P. Hahn
N. Rest (M)
F. Salvatini

SyFy Channel - Enough is Enough (An Interactive Panel) - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac C
Tired of Sharknado, Space Twister, etc.? Join in the fun as we attempt to create our own SyFy Channel type movie.
B. Lyn-Waitsman
V. Massetti (M)
F. Salvatini

With One Click it Could All Be Gone - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
A discussion on should all books be electronic or should a "hard copy" be kept.
J. Guggenheim
M. Resnick
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
G. Wolfe


P. Sayre McCoy


With One Click it Could All Be Gone - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
A discussion on should all books be electronic or should a "hard copy" be kept.
J. Guggenheim
M. Resnick
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
G. Wolfe

Were Dragons Real? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Why are dragons a part of almost every mythology? Could they have actually flown the skies?
P. Hahn
R. Neumeier
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
W.A. Tomasson

Cross Culture Fairy Tales - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Grimm & Anderson are very well known but other cultures have fairy tales too. A discussion of the differences and similarities amongst the different cultural tales.
A. Collier
D. Fabi
D. Munro
P. Sayre McCoy (M)


A. Scheeler


Con Rituals - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
A discussion of the rituals that bind us together in fandom
J. Betts
M. Duhan
C. Horne
D. Krause
B. Passovoy (M)
A. Scheeler


M. Scott


2001 A Space Suit Odyssey - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
April 3, 1968 the historic film 2001 A Space Odyssey was released. What you probably don't know is that very few of the costumes and props were saved. Discover one man's 10 year journey to replicate faithfully one of Film History's most Iconic costume props.
M. Scott (M)

You made what out of WHAT? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Cosplayers are constantly finding new and interesting ways to solve the problems of making fantasy into reality, often on a tight budget. Come trade tricks and learn new ways of using materials to make your most epic creations.
A. Ewing (M)
M. Scott


N. Silk


The Mouse that Roared Star Wars - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
How has being bought by Disney affected the franchise?
J. Betts
D. Cozort
S. Mead
N. Silk (M)

10am Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Signing Tables
Natalie Silk Brendan Detzner Phyllis Eisenstein Mindy Mymudes
B. Detzner
P. Eisenstein
M. Mymudes
N. Silk

No Guns, No Ninja, No Problem! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Can you write a successful action/adventure story without your protagonist being proficient with weapons or martial arts?
E. Flint (M)
C. Ott
N. Silk

I Never Learned That in History Class - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Alternate and secret histories
D. Fabi (M)
P. Hahn
N. Silk

1 pm Reading - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
1pm Natalie Silk 1:30p Walt Boyes
W. Boyes
N. Silk


M. Silver


Worlds of Magic - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac C
a comparison of various types and styles of magic in today's media.
T. Akers
M. Silver
T. Townsend (M)

Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac D
They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.
G. Dara
B. Fawcett
JP Kroschel
J. Nikitow
M. Silver
K. Sonney (M)

Crafts, Frivolous Hobbies or Post-Apocalyptic Survival Skill? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Some crafts could come in very handy should society fall.
K. Brown
J. DeVore (M)
M. Silver


S. Silver


11am Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
11am Steven Silver 11:30am Dexter Fabi
D. Fabi
S. Silver

ISFIC Board Meeting - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

S. Silver

Beyond Firefly - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Other great SciFi shows that never found their audience
B. Higgins
V. Massetti
S. Silver (M)
D. Stein

Trivia For Chocolate!!! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Room 1633 (Crafting Room)
Answer questions and earn tasty treats!! What could be more fun?
S. Silver (M)

The Sequel is Finally Here! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac B
How long is too long to wait for a sequel?
T. Akers
R. Ciardullo
E. Flint
S. Silver

Microcosmic God - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac C
We know he wasn't a god, however Theodore Sturgeon was one of the great science fiction authors. A discussion of his work in the 100th year since his birth.
R. Chwedyk
R. Horton
E. Hull (M)
D. Munro
S. Silver


A. Smith


Number 6 is a Free Man - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac D
It's been 50 years since The Prisoner first aired on television. Panelists discuss the symbolism of this ground breaking "summer filler" show from across the pond.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Chwedyk
L. Darrow
D. T. Miller
D. Nudo
A. Smith

The Obligatory Vampire Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
From Abraham Van Helsing to Jane Yellowrock the changing faces of the vampire hunters.
F. Hunter (M)
N. Litherland
A. Smith

Como Estas? Translation Challenges - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Lilac D
What are the challenges in translating your work to other languages?
S. Burke (M)
J. Cowan
J. Nye
A. Smith


T. Smith


Super Heroes Re-imagined - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
What if Superman landed in Russia or if Batman's parents were never killed? A discussion of how if events were changed the hero would change.
N. Litherland (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman
M. Munro
T. Smith
J. Ward

Tom Smith - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

T. Smith

Does DC Stand for Dark Comic? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
Why are the DC comic movies so much darker and less humorous than their Marvel counterparts?
P. Hahn
M. Munro
T. Smith (M)


K. Sonney


Evil Computers, Why Didn't We Just Pull the plug? - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
From Colossus to Viki evil computers are a mainstay in fiction. What happened to the 3 laws and will they protect us?
W. Boyes
L. Carhart (M)
S. Mead
A. Nevala-Lee
K. Sonney

Dorsai Irregulars - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac B


Care and Feeding of the Artist/Author - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Lilac D
They're in "the zone". Not the twilight zone but the creating zone. How to make sure your creative partner stays healthy.
G. Dara
B. Fawcett
JP Kroschel
J. Nikitow
M. Silver
K. Sonney (M)

Productivity Alchemy Live - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Lilac C
Live recording of an episode of Productivity Alchemy Podcast
K. Sonney (M)

Podcasting 101 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom H
A beginners guide to podcasting
T. Machtemes
M. Mascari
K. Sonney (M)


D. Stein


The Orville - More Like Trek Than Trek - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac B
The new show from Seth MacFarlane is more like the original Star Trek series than Discovery. How did this happen and where did he go right?
J. Cowan
V. Massetti (M)
D. Stein
A. Trembley

Beyond Firefly - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Other great SciFi shows that never found their audience
B. Higgins
V. Massetti
S. Silver (M)
D. Stein

Once Upon A Time I Was Drunk @ a Con Party - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac C
Tales from parties gone by
D. Stein
J. Stockman (M)


J. Stockman


Minions - Clumsy lackeys or Villain Inhibiters? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac D
They're cute and always looking for a master villain to follow. But are they really there to help or hinder world domination?
J. Stockman (M)
J. Taylor
T. Townsend
A. Trembley

Once Upon A Time I Was Drunk @ a Con Party - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac C
Tales from parties gone by
D. Stein
J. Stockman (M)

Autonomous Cars - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
More and more our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?
S. Burke
C. Koterba
J. Phillips
J. Stockman (M)
W.A. Tomasson


K. Strait


Baby's First SciFi Novel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
What was the first science fiction/fantasy novel/story you ever read and how did it hook you?
B. Armbruster
W. Boyes (M)
N. Rest
K. Roche
K. Strait

The New YA Award - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac B
A discussion of the newest award category.
C. Barkley (M)
R. Ciardullo
K. Strait


D. Sulak


Blinkies! - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Cypress B
Build-a-Blinkie Workshop: Where you get to build one of those LED flashing things! The Build-a-Blinkie techs welcome you to their traveling soldering workshop. You start with the kit, and use the tools provided. If you have always wanted to learn to solder, today is the day.
W. Christensen
D. Forsyth
D. Sulak

Blinkies!! - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm - Cypress B
Build-a-Blinkie Workshop: Where you get to build one of those LED flashing things! The Build-a-Blinkie techs welcome you to their traveling soldering workshop. You start with the kit, and use the tools provided. If you have always wanted to learn to solder, today is the day.
W. Christensen
D. Forsyth
D. Sulak

Blinkies!!! - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Cypress B
Last Chance!! Build-a-Blinkie Workshop: Where you get to build one of those LED flashing things! The Build-a-Blinkie techs welcome you to their traveling soldering workshop. You start with the kit, and use the tools provided. If you have always wanted to learn to solder, today is the day.
W. Christensen
D. Forsyth
D. Sulak


J. Taylor


Gaming Group Horror Stories - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
From bad losers to rule wranglers share the stories of the people you may never let at your table again
J. Betts
R. Heinz (M)
J. Taylor

Cannabis Cures - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
As more states legalize marijuana, there is an increasing amount of evidence (both scientific & anecdotal) that weed has many healthful benefits.
B. Bria
T. Machtemes
J. Taylor (M)

Minions - Clumsy lackeys or Villain Inhibiters? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac D
They're cute and always looking for a master villain to follow. But are they really there to help or hinder world domination?
J. Stockman (M)
J. Taylor
T. Townsend
A. Trembley

Alien Nation A Show Ahead of its Time - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
It actually made the news with a male giving birth. A discussion of this ground breaking show and why it didn't last.
T. Bogolub (M)
J. DeVore
J. Taylor
R. Weber

4pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
4pm Jason Taylor 4:30pm Paul Dale Anderson
J. Taylor


To Be Announced


GoH Concert - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

J. Midkiff
To Be Announced


T. Thoelcke


Writers Workshop Section 3 - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - ISFiC Suite

R. Chwedyk
R. Garfinkle
D. T. Miller
J. Nye
T. Thoelcke (M)


W.A. Tomasson


Alternate Humans - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Writing differently able characters
T. Easton
T. Jens
W.A. Tomasson (M)
T. Townsend

Chicago SF Book Club - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
This year we will be discussing Shards of Honor" and "Barrayar" by Lois McMaster Bujold
W.A. Tomasson (M)

Were Dragons Real? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Why are dragons a part of almost every mythology? Could they have actually flown the skies?
P. Hahn
R. Neumeier
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
W.A. Tomasson

Autonomous Cars - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac D
More and more our cars are becoming automated. Is this new technology awesome or awful?
S. Burke
C. Koterba
J. Phillips
J. Stockman (M)
W.A. Tomasson


T. Townsend


Worlds of Magic - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac C
a comparison of various types and styles of magic in today's media.
T. Akers
M. Silver
T. Townsend (M)

Alternate Humans - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
Writing differently able characters
T. Easton
T. Jens
W.A. Tomasson (M)
T. Townsend

Minions - Clumsy lackeys or Villain Inhibiters? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac D
They're cute and always looking for a master villain to follow. But are they really there to help or hinder world domination?
J. Stockman (M)
J. Taylor
T. Townsend
A. Trembley

4pm Autographing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Signing Tables
Galen Dara Tracy Townsend Barbara Barnett
B. Barnett
G. Dara
T. Townsend

7pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
7pm Eric Flint 7:30pm Tracy Townsend
E. Flint
T. Townsend

Shaken Not Stirred - The Mystique of the British Spy - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
James Bond, Simon Templar, etc. why do we find these men so attractive?
C. Gerrib
A. Komins
T. Townsend
A. Trembley (M)

If, When, and How to add Sex to your Story - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Lilac C
You don't want to be accused of having "gratuitous sex" in your story just to sell it. How to make sure sex doesn't interrupt the flow of your narrative.
L. Erlick
T. Jens
N. Litherland (M)
T. Townsend


A. Trembley


Opening Ceremony - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
F. Hunter
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley

The Orville - More Like Trek Than Trek - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac B
The new show from Seth MacFarlane is more like the original Star Trek series than Discovery. How did this happen and where did he go right?
J. Cowan
V. Massetti (M)
D. Stein
A. Trembley

Minions - Clumsy lackeys or Villain Inhibiters? - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac D
They're cute and always looking for a master villain to follow. But are they really there to help or hinder world domination?
J. Stockman (M)
J. Taylor
T. Townsend
A. Trembley

GoHs Discuss Their Favorite Books - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
GoHs discuss their favorite books
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

The Masquerade - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Calling all heroes of Windycon! We need you for our masquerade.Whether you want to impress us with your creative cosplay construction or show off mad hero skills we have the perfect venue for you. You can choose to walk the runway and have your workmanship judged or prepare a skit or musical piece to otherwise demonstrate what makes you an unexpected hero. If you are more of the innocent bystander type please come join us and check out these great cosplays. Those interested in participating must fill out and return an entry form no later than 7pm on Saturday evening.
M. Malnekoff
K. Roche
A. Trembley (M)

Shaken Not Stirred - The Mystique of the British Spy - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
James Bond, Simon Templar, etc. why do we find these men so attractive?
C. Gerrib
A. Komins
T. Townsend
A. Trembley (M)

Closing Ceremonies - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC
Help us say goodbye to Windycon 45
B. Armbruster
G. Dara
gundo
J. Midkiff
K. Roche
A. Trembley


B. Trembley


The Moon, Saturn & Mars - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Outside (Parking Garage Roof)
Join us as we spy on these heavenly bodies. (Please note this is a kids programming track so they will have first priority.)
B. Trembley (M)

Talking Tesla - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lilac D
Rocketman, electric cars, and giant tunnels. What cool things is Elon Musk doing this week?
W. Boyes (M)
J. Plaxco
B. Trembley

Commercial Asteroid Mining - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lilac B
Is this feasible? How cost effective would it be?
B. Higgins
J. Plaxco (M)
B. Trembley

Solar Observing - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Outside (Parking Garage Roof)
Come meet Sol! Get an up close look at our favorite (and closest) star. (Please note this is a kids programming track so they will have first priority.)
B. Trembley (M)

The Moon, Saturn & Mars 2 - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Outside (Parking Garage Roof)
Missed it last night? You get another chance to spy on these heavenly bodies!! (Please note this is a kids programming track so they will have first priority.)
B. Trembley (M)


C. Trembley


Oreo Phases of the Moon - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Kids Programming
The Moon’s phases are a natural example of a recurring predictable cycle. They have been used as a calendar by many different cultures throughout history.Come recreate the lunar phases using the frosting from Oreo® cookies.
A. Brandt
L. Garrison
C. Trembley


B. Wallin


I'm More Than Okay, I'm AMAZING and So Are You - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Body positivity and diversity represented in SciFi/Fantasy media and fandom
G. Dara
B. Wallin
J. Ward (M)


J. Ward


Shows That Jumped the Shark - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac D
Jumping the shark is a term for a show that has run too long. Join a discussion of shows that should've ended before they reached the shark tank.
B. Barnett
L. Carhart
JP Kroschel
J. Ward (M)

Super Heroes Re-imagined - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Lilac C
What if Superman landed in Russia or if Batman's parents were never killed? A discussion of how if events were changed the hero would change.
N. Litherland (M)
B. Lyn-Waitsman
M. Munro
T. Smith
J. Ward

Science in the Kitchen - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
How Science is changing the way we eat.
W. Boyes
S. Burke (M)
J. Ficke
J. Ward
S. Weiner

The Obligatory Doctor Who panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Lilac C
How has the show changed since he became a she?
J. Phillips
J. Ward (M)

I'm More Than Okay, I'm AMAZING and So Are You - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Body positivity and diversity represented in SciFi/Fantasy media and fandom
G. Dara
B. Wallin
J. Ward (M)


J. Wardale


Balloon Animal Workshop - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Kids Programming
Join your friends and John Wardale as he makes balloon sculptures including hats, devices, animals, aliens. Requests will be taken. 2 page menu of choices also available. Be forewarned: LATEX products will be in use.
J. Wardale


R. Weber


The Changing Disney Princess - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Lilac D
No longer waiting to be saved. The Disney Princess has changed from damsel in distress to Girl Power!
M. Munro
R. Weber (M)

Alien Nation A Show Ahead of its Time - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
It actually made the news with a male giving birth. A discussion of this ground breaking show and why it didn't last.
T. Bogolub (M)
J. DeVore
J. Taylor
R. Weber

The Obligatory Star Trek Panel - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
Star Trek Discovery does it live up to its' predecessors?
J. Cowan
R. Granstaff (M)
M. Malnekoff
R. Weber

5pm Reading - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - 1631 (Reading Room)
5pm Rochelle Weber 5:30pm Rick Heinz
R. Heinz
R. Weber

12 pm Autographing - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Signing Tables
Rochelle Weber Tim Akers Neil Litherland
T. Akers
N. Litherland
R. Weber


S. Weiner


Kids Improv Games - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Kids Programming
Play games, tell stories and create new worlds! Use your favorite characters and create new ones, and just have fun being ridiculous. We'll go through several common Improv Games, with sci-fi and fantasy themes.
A. Brandt
L. Garrison
S. Weiner

Science in the Kitchen - Friday, 11-09-2018 - 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
How Science is changing the way we eat.
W. Boyes
S. Burke (M)
J. Ficke
J. Ward
S. Weiner

Trinary - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lilac A

A. Galas
S. Weiner

Musician Jam - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Junior Ballroom BC

E. Distad
J. Distad
gundo
J. McDaid
C. McManamon
J. Midkiff
J. Neerenberg
M. Nixon
D. Rantanen
S. Weiner


J. Wincentsen


Critter Crunch - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Junior Ballroom A
"Mad scientists" (you) drive battle hardened robots. Your mission – Destroy your rival! Don't have a robot? No problem! Bid on (rent) the “driving rights” of up to 30 robots ... many are past champions. Bidding starts at $1. (Cheap!) Proceeds will be donated to Windycon's designated charity. Bizarre prizes awarded! CC Swag for all! Be There, Aloha!
J. Wincentsen (M)


G. Wolfe


With One Click it Could All Be Gone - Saturday, 11-10-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom H
A discussion on should all books be electronic or should a "hard copy" be kept.
J. Guggenheim
M. Resnick
F. Salvatini
P. Sayre McCoy (M)
G. Wolfe

Earth is Toast, Where Do I Go? - Sunday, 11-11-2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Muller Grand Ballroom G
The Earth is ending what SciFi/Fantasy world would you want to live in and why?
C. Gerrib (M)
R. Neumeier
G. Wolfe