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  LepreCon 28 Program
 

Program Descriptions

ART1 Art Inspiration

The Source of Creativity

Artists discuss their favorite ideas and how they were inspired. What types of things inspire them now? What ideas have been overused?
    Begins at: Fri. 2330 Location: E Participants: Karen Wallo Ernest Hogan Fernando Molinari

ART2 Graphic Images In Web Pages

What are the "safe colors"? When do you use JPG and why? Is it a good idea to use GIF? How do you reduce the download time? What about animation? How do you "watermark" an image and why would you do it?
    Begins at: Sun. 1000 Location: A Participant: Eric Rochas

ART3 Amateur Filmmaking

The Agonies of the Screen

Those in the know discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of amateur filmmaking.
    Begins at: Sat. 2030 Location: Room 2005 Participants: Laura Freas Joe Formichella Ron Walker Dave Davies Wolf Forrest Kevin Standlee

ART4 Art In Gaming

This will be discussion of artist's opportunities in the gaming industry. Expect to discuss everything from book covers and box covers to collectible card games. (Same as GAM 09)
    Begins at: Sat. 1730 Location: A Participants: Monte Moore James Reade Lubov Mark Greenawalt

ART6 Artists' Horror Stories

Artists discuss nightmares involving the creation of their works. (i.e.: paint can explosions, moving deadlines by art directors, missing pieces, not getting paid on commissions...)
    Begins at: Fri. 1730 Location: E Participants: Laura Freas Dave Davies Wolf Forrest Karen Wallo John Wheeler Fernando Molinari

ART8 Paint Shop Pro Demo

Demonstration of an inexpensive graphics program available online for creating or modifying website artwork.
    Begins at: Sun. 1100 Location: A Participant: Jean Goddin

ART9 Renaissance Costuming In Rpg/Larp

Join us for a "Show and Tell" concerning the use of Renaissance style costuming in fantasy/SF/gaming and tips on how to create simple costumes for the same. (Same as GAM 10)
    Begins at: Fri. 2200 Location: Room 2005 Participants: Frances Burns Randall Whitlock Kitty McDonald-Neal

ART10 David Ayres

A Demonstration of SFX Makeup

David Ayres, a professional movie makeup specialist who resides here in the valley will give a demonstration of special effects makeup. (Same as MED05)
    Begins at: Sat. 1430 Location: Room 2005 Participant: David Ayres

ART11 Latex Bodypainting

MUST BE 18 or OLDER for Admittance

Artist Mark Greenawalt tells us that body painting is a fleeting work of art on a full motion canvas. Mark intends to demonstrate that art on his lovely model. Only those 18 or older will be admitted to this event - expect to be carded at the door if you look 25 or younger.
    Begins at: Sat. 2230 Location: Room 2005 Participants: Mark Greenawalt Tawnya Gentleman

ART12 Tri Chem Fabric Painting

A Workshop and Introduction

Come learn about this fun art, then try your hand and express your own creativity.
    Begins at: Sat. 1100 Location: Room 2005 Participants: Sharolyn Slaker Carol Johnson

ART13 A Guitar Workshop

with Music GOH Jeff Bohnhoff

Spend some time with one of our music guests of honor Jeff Bohnhoff as he shares some of his professional tips and techniques.
    Begins at: Sun. 1100 Location: Filk Suite Participant: Jeff Bohnhoff

ART14 Stained Glass

(ART DEMO)

    Begins at: Sun. 1000 Location: Room 2005 Participant: Carol Johnson

ART15 Drawing Faces

(ART DEMO)

    Begins at: Fri. 1730 Location: Room 2005 Participant: Lubov

ART16 Preserving Art

(ART DEMO)

    Begins at: Sat. 1600 Location: Room 2005 Participant: Bruce Farr

ART17 Needlework

(ART DEMO)

    Begins at: Sat. 1000 Location: Room 2005 Participant: Frances Burns

ART18 Drawing Comics

(ART DEMO)

    Begins at: Sun. 1200 Location: Room 2005 Participant: James Reade

ART19 Drawing Clothing

(ART DEMO)

    Begins at: Fri. 1600 Location: Room 2005 Participant: Mark Greenawalt

ART20 Acrylic Paints

(ART DEMO)

    Begins at: Sun. 1100 Location: Room 2005 Participant: Fernando Molinari

ART21 Face Paint

Get Ready for the Masquerade! All ages, come one come all for the magic transformation that facepainting makes possible! In addition to this workshop, John will be facepainting all weekend at this location, so stop by anytime. (Same as FAM08)
    Begins at: Sat. 1600 Location: Room 2015 Participants: John Wheeler Paul Tanton

ART22 Inking Comics

(ART DEMO)

    Begins at: Sun. 1300 Location: Room 2005 Participant: Dave Davies

FAM1 How To Grow-Up To Be A Successful Artist.

Learn about the steps an artist has to take to create and market their creations. This panel is geared toward helping artistic youth prepare for tomorrow. Our artist Guest of Honor will share his secrets of success with our younger attendees.
    Begins at: Fri. 1430 Location: C Participant: Monte Moore

FAM6 Dalek Cupcakes.

Design your own dalek of sugary goodness, then Extermin-ATE it! Help to cast the Dalek Invasion of your stomach.
    Begins at: Sat. 1300 Location: Room 2005 Participants: Billy Bishop Paul Tanton Local Guest of Honor James Reade may drop in as well!

FAM8 Face Painting.

Animal, plant, or mineral; prepare to becoming a living canvas. (Same as ART21)
    Begins at: Sat. 1600 Location: Room 2015 Participants: John Wheeler Paul Tanton

FAN1 SF Tube Talk

with Lee Whiteside

Our own Lee Whiteside, webmaster of SFTV.ORG and LepreCon 28 chair, gives us the scoop on upcoming Science Fiction, Fantasy and other cult television. Get the latest word on new and returning shows with news on Enterprise, Firefly, The Dead Zone, Witchblade, Time Tunnel, Twilight Zone and more, including some special preview video.
    Begins at: Sat. 1000 Location: E Participant: Lee Whiteside

FAN2 At the Movies

Freebies & Previews with Barry Bard

Once again, local favorite Barry Bard will present sneak peaks from upcoming movies and give away all those great promotional goodies that we love. Thanks, Barry!
    Begins at: Sun. 1000 Location: CDE Participant: Barry Bard

FAN3 Compliments and Complaints

Did you like what happened at this Con? Come tell us what you want to see continued. Know something that could be done better? Come volunteer to help make it happen -- the more you help, the better our conventions will be. Your Committee will be on hand, taking notes and recruiting volunteers!
    Begins at: Sun. 1600 Location: A Participant: LepreCon 28 Committee and Staff

FAN5 Traveling Conventions: Worldcon and Westercon

Do You Know the Way to ConJose...

Staff and Committee members from the 60th annual World Con, WesterCon 56 and bid committee for WesterCon here in the valley will talk to people about the big conventions, how they are like and unlike our local conventions.
    Begins at: Fri. 1730 Location: B Participants: Kevin Standlee Adrienne Foster Judith Herman

FAN6 Art Show Walk-Thru

with Guests of Honor

Join Art Show Director Ray Gish and our esteemed artist guests of honor as they walk through the Art Show, enjoying and interpreting the entries.
    Begins at: Fri. 2100 Location: Art Show Participants: Monte Moore James Reade Ray Gish

FAN7 Good Morning Peter David!

Author Guest of Honor Peter David will be here, in the flesh! Come hear what he has to say, maybe ask him a question or two, then go with him to an autograph session in our dealers' room.
    Begins at: Sat. 1100 Location: C Participant: Peter David

FAN9 Meet Artist Monte Moore!

LepreCon 28's Artist Guest of Honor will demonstrate his technique with his airbrush while answering questions from the audience. Our own Larry Vela will facilitate this event.
    Begins at: Sat. 1300 Location: C Participants: Monte Moore Larry Vela

FAN10 James Reade of Rip Roar'n Comics

Local Artist Guest of Honor, and the founder of Rip Roar'n Comics, James Reade will appear bright and early for this top-of-the-morning interview. It sounds like James may have a few surprises planned as well.
    Begins at: Sat. 1000 Location: C Participants: James Reade Larry Vela

FAN15 Masquerade Participant Meeting

Masqueraders will be advised of everything they need to know to be part of our Saturday Night Masquerade. Rules, expectations, helps and hints, dos and don'ts...
    Begins at: Sat. 1200 Location: B Participant: Randall Whitlock

FAN19 UFP's Sci Fi Jeopardy

Join The United Federation of Phoenix for SciFi Jeopardy and test your knowledge on all things Sci-Fi. We've also got brownies and some some great prizes thanks to Barry Bard.
    Begins at: Fri. 2230 Location: AB Participants: Lee Whiteside United Federation of Phoenix

FAN21 Con Virgin Tour Guide

Is this your FIRST time at a Speculative Fiction Convention? Got questions? What is a MUNDANE and why would someone want to "freak" one? What's the Con Suite? Feeling lost and bewildered? Or just unsure of the local scene? Come to this event and spend an hour with an OLD PRO to get those questions answered!
    Begins at: Fri. 2030 Location: B Participants: Mike Willmoth Ken St Andre Wayne Myers

FAN23 Junk Box Wars

Velavision does it again! They'll bring the Junk Box and tell your teams what to create. After that, it's all up to you! Who will win?
    Begins at: Fri. 2030 Location: Room 2005 Participants: Larry Vela Mike Cassidy Billy Bishop

FAN21-B Con Virgin Tour Guide

You asked, we listened! This is a second, SATURDAY session for those who missed the first opportunity on Friday.
    Begins at: Sat. 1200 Location: Hotel Lobby Participants: Mike Willmoth Bruce Farr Wayne Myers

GAM1 Vampire Larp

LepreCon 28's LARP

Live Action Vampire Role Playing Game using Minds Eye Theatre system spanning Friday and Saturday nights. Both experienced and brand new players are invited.
    Begins at: Fri. 1900 Location: Pavillion Participants: Bryan Himebaugh Dave MacPherson Genna Mulvey "Brom" Inmon Jesse Howell

GAM2 Tooting Your Own Horn

or How to Start Your Own Fan Club

It's easy for artists, authors and game designers to have some extra fun through the internet and raise money for future publishing projects. Authors and others on the web have done these very things. Anyone with a product or a cause to promote could do the same. (Same as WRI 19)
    Begins at: Sat. 1200 Location: D Participant: Ken St Andre

GAM8 Disappointing Deals

Gamers White Elephant Event

This will be an opportunity for gamers to bring in their unused games or supplements for the purpose of trading with others. Wheel and deal all you want - but trading only: no money changes hands!
    Begins at: Sun. 1300 Location: A Participants: Rusty Neal Harley Herrin Wayne Myers

GAM9 Art In Gaming

This should be a lively discussion of artist's opportunities in the gaming industry. Expect to discuss everything from book covers and box covers to collectible card games. (Same as ART 04)
    Begins at: Sat. 1730 Location: A Participants: Monte Moore James Reade Lubov Mark Greenawalt

GAM10 Renaissance Costuming In Rpg/Larp

Join us for a "Show and Tell" concerning the use of Renaissance style costuming in fantasy/SF/gaming and tips on how to create simple costumes for the same. (Same as ART 09)
    Begins at: Fri. 2200 Location: Room 2005 Participants: Randall Whitlock Frances Burns Kitty McDonald-Neal

MED1 Film & TV: Getting in and Staying in

How do lesser known talents break into TV and film? Once there, how does one stay there? Is there a formula or key that we can follow or is it just the luck of the draw?
    Begins at: Sun. 1100 Location: B Participants: Peter David Daryl Mallett Dave Davies Joe Formichella Wolf Forrest

MED2 Extra!Extra!: Is being an extra in the film/tv industry really worth it?

How do you get in? What are the job duties? Does anyone ever "move up" from being an extra? What does it pay? What skills (if any) are required?
    Begins at: Sat. 1300 Location: D Participants: Ron Walker John Vornholt Adrienne Foster Daryl Mallett Tawnya Gentleman

MED4 Star Wars vs Star Trek

My Universe is Better Than Yours

Where would you rather live, in a galaxy far far away or on the final frontier? Would you like to sip a latte in San Francisco then Gumbo in New Orleans that evening or would you rather bullseye a womp rat at 30 meters? Come with shields raised and x-foils locked.
    Begins at: Fri. 2030 Location: A Participants: David Williams Hugh Gregory Randall Whitlock Doranna Durgin John Vornholt David B. Coe

MED5 David Ayres

A Demonstration of SFX Makeup

David Ayres, a professional movie makeup specialist who resides here in the valley will give a demonstration of special effects makeup. (Same as ART10)
    Begins at: Sat. 1430 Location: Room 2005 Participant: David Ayres

RDG1 A Reading

by David Beaucage

David Beaucage will read The Shiloh Project
    Begins at: Sat. 1300 Location: PRECONVENE Participant: David Beaucage

RDG2 A Reading

by David B Coe

David B Coe will read A chapter from Rules of Ascension, his newest book.
    Begins at: Sat. 1430 Location: PRECONVENE Participant: David B Coe

RDG3 A Reading

by Janeen DeBoard (O'Kerry)

Janeen DeBoard (O'Kerry) will read her July 2002 release, *Spirit of the Mist*
    Begins at: Fri. 2200 Location: PRECONVENE Participant: Janeen DeBoard (O'Kerry)

RDG4 A Reading

by Emily Hogan

Emily Hogan will read Shrouded Woman
    Begins at: Fri. 1730 Location: PRECONVENE Participant: Emily Hogan

RDG5 A Reading

by Ernest Hogan

Ernest Hogan will read Smoking Mirror Blues
    Begins at: Sat. 1730 Location: PRECONVENE Participant: Ernest Hogan

RDG7 A Reading

by Henry Melton

Henry Melton will read It's a Wonderful Morning
    Begins at: Sun. 1100 Location: PRECONVENE Participant: Henry Melton

RDG8 A Reading

by Adam Niswander

Adam Niswander will read The Nemesis of Night (Shaman Cycle 5)
    Begins at: Sat. 1000 Location: D Participant: Adam Niswander

RDG9 A Reading

by Mark Siegel

Mark Siegel will read one of his own stories.
    Begins at: Sat. 1600 Location: PRECONVENE Participant: Mark Siegel

RDG11 A Reading

by Gene and Grayson Steinberg

Grayson and Gene Steinberg will read Attack of the Rockoids
    Begins at: Sun. 1000 Location: PRECONVENE Participants: Grayson Steinberg Gene Steinberg

RDG12 A Reading

by Ray Vukcevich

Ray Vukcevich will read from MEET ME IN THE MOON ROOM
    Begins at: Fri. 1600 Location: C Participant: Ray Vukcevich

RDG14 A Reading

by Catherine Wells

Catherine Wells will read The Sea-Maid
    Begins at: Sat. 1100 Location: D Participant: Catherine Wells

RDG15 A Reading

by John Wright

John Wright will read THE GOLDEN AGE
    Begins at: Fri. 2030 Location: PRECONVENE Participant: John Wright

RDG16 A Reading

by John Vornholt

John Vornholt will read The Troll King
    Begins at: Sun. 1200 Location: PRECONVENE Participant: John Vornholt

RDG17 A Reading

by Christine Beaucage

Christine Beaucage will read I Can't Find Bongo Kitty
    Begins at: Sat. 1200 Location: PRECONVENE Participant: Christine Beaucage

RDG18 A FAMILY Oriented Reading

by Maryeileen Flanagan

Maryeileen Flanagan will read Where the Wild Things Are
    Begins at: Fri. 1730 Location: A Participant: Maryeileen Flanagan

SCI1 Focus Security

Wonder why your Hard Drive lights up for no reason? Wonder why your bandwidth drops to nothing when you are online? What is a "Buffer Overrun" anyways? Come to Focus Security Panel and chat with us about it.
    Begins at: Sat. 1130 Location: E Participant: Richard Porter

SCI2 Space 2001

The Year 2001 In Review

Participants will offer an open Q&A discussion with the audiance on what the rest of the world outside of the USA has done in space in the past 12 months.
    Begins at: Sat. 1100 Location: B Participants: Louise Kleba Hugh Gregory Daryl Mallett David Williams Veronica Ann Zabala

SCI3 Update On Nasa Space Science Activities

Dr. David Williams, a planetary geologist at ASU working on data from NASA's Galileo mission, presents an update of NASA's current plans and projects for the continued exploration of space.
    Begins at: Fri. 1730 Location: C Participants: David Williams Louise Kleba G. David Nordley

SCI14 Where Has The Future Gone?

or "D@%#&, I WANT my Flying Car!"

In Metropolis we expected to see shining cities, robots and automated roadways by 1960. Other popular SF showed us moon bases by 1999, manned interplanetary spacecraft and computers that could develop psyches by 2001. The general vision included Tesla coils everywhere, flying cars and the ever-fashionable silver jumpsuit. It was easy to predict what the future was going to offer, from World War III to paradise redux. What happened? Will we ever see those flying cars? How do we predict the future now? Will we be any more accurate?
    Begins at: Sat. 1000 Location: B Participants: Ernest Hogan Jagi Lamplighter G. David Nordley Cary Riall John Wright John"Snag - D.O.A" Kelly

SCI16 The International Space Station

An Insider's Viewpoint

Amazing as it all looks on television, the International Space Station had its origins in design facilities, construction shops, and cleanrooms here on Earth. Louise Kleba, an insider on this project, cluess us in about what it took to get to this point. Just where are we in the construction process? What's left? Share your ideas (positive, negative, or neutral) about Alpha and her mission.
    Begins at: Sat. 1300 Location: E Participant: Louise Kleba

SCI17 Relaxation Through Hypnosis

Control, do you need to be in control? We will provide a little demonstration to change your perception of control and then a visual exercise or two that shows how the mind works. The actual hypnotherapy is conducted as a group session, and as long as each individual can hear the hypnotherapist and is willing to be hypnotized the number of people can vary from a small group to a larger crowd of people. We will ask that anyone not wanting to participate should either leave or stay quietly in their seat so as not to distract those who do.
    Begins at: Fri. 1900 Location: E Participants: Debbie Peacock Michael Bucy

SCI18 Who Was I? Who Will I Be?

Group Past Life Regression

Come ready to learn about the history of hypnotherapy, what it is and how we have all been hypnotized even though we don't realize it. A short visualization in a group will show how you as an individual perceive things. This is not a stage show-- no one will be embarrassed or made to do anything they don't want to do. The person/people being hypnotized will not speak during hypnosis and so it is safe and no one has to worry about what is said. We will request that anyone who does not want to participate either leave or sit QUIETLY.
    Begins at: Thu. 2030 Location: Room 2005 Participants: Debbie Peacock Michael Bucy

SCI19 Macromedia Web Applications

This demonstration will cover Macromedia applications such as Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash and Coldfusion.
    Begins at: Sun. 1200 Location: A Participant: Eric Rochas

SOC6 Dead Lawyers

The Future of Lawyering

Not to be confused with actual future legal issues, like who owns a cloned cell or plagarism on the internet -- this panel will be a discussion of what the practice of law might become in the brave new world.
    Begins at: Fri. 2200 Location: E Participants: Marc Siegel Billy Bishop John Wright

WRI1 What Makes A Good Review?

Do critics really know what they're talking about? Come learn how to write a good review.
    Begins at: Sat. 1300 Location: A Participants: Janeen DeBoard (O'Kerry) Bruce Farr Ernest Hogan Gene Steinberg Catherine Wells Emily Hogan

WRI2 Writers Workshops

What is a writers workshop? What makes a good one? Are you the type of person who can handle it?
    Begins at: Sun. 1200 Location: B Participants: Janeen DeBoard (O'Kerry) Adrienne Foster Jacqueline Lichtenberg G. David Nordley Maryeileen Flanagan

WRI3 Ghosts And Local Folklore (No Skeptics Allowed)

Does Tombstone harbor all of Arizona's ghosts? Start out in a relaxed room where fans and pros exchange ghost stories from Arizona locations. This panel may relocate outside in the dark and scary night (well, okay.. the hotel lawn, anyway) at any time, at the participants option. Do you dare? The emphasis here will be good storytelling!
    Begins at: Sat. 2200 Location: E Participants: Adrienne Foster Fernando Molinari Karen Wallo Maryeileen Flanagan Emily Hogan

WRI6 Inspiration Workshop

What techniques do you use to get inspiration? Have you ever tried them in a group setting? Here's your chance to get inspired yourself and maybe inspire someone else at the same time!
    Begins at: Fri. 2030 Location: E Participants: Janeen DeBoard (O'Kerry) Michael Bucy Jagi Lamplighter Henry Melton

WRI7 Gimme That Old Time SF

Those were the days…or were they? Why did they call the Golden Age of SF that? How can we revive that spirit? Let's review the past glories and divine how they might lead us into an even more glorious future.
    Begins at: Fri. 1730 Location: D Participants: Bruce Farr Don Markstein Ken St Andre Gene Steinberg Grayson Steinberg

WRI10 Conflict Makes Drama

Conflict is the engine that drives a dramatic story and it has been since the ancient Greeks. It has been said there are 3 kinds of conflict: person against person, person against nature, and person against self. With SF, does it have to be this way? What are new avenues for expressing conflict in the genre?
    Begins at: Sat. 1000 Location: A Participants: Janeen DeBoard (O'Kerry) Don Markstein Ken St Andre

WRI13 Overcoming Obstacles

A writer's life, like any artist's or working professional's, is filled with challenges! Enquiring and aspiring newbie writers want to know what they are and how you overcome them.
    Begins at: Sat. 1200 Location: A Participants: David Beaucage Doranna Durgin Jagi Lamplighter Henry Melton Adam Niswander

WRI16 Practical Aspects Of Copyright Law

As intellectual property rights issues come more to the forefront, writers and artists and anyone that creates intellectual property (and that's almost everyone) needs to understand how the law works to protect themselves and their creations. Bill Bishop presents this seminar which will focus on copyright and touch on other intellectual property protections such as trademark and patent as well.
    Begins at: Sun. 1000 Location: B Participant: Bill Bishop

WRI18 Writing Crossover Genres

Defining a 'crossover' book - do you, or would you, read something labeled 'romance' or 'mystery' if it had enough sf or fantasy elements?
    Begins at: Sat. 1100 Location: A Participants: Janeen DeBoard (O'Kerry) Adrienne Foster Jagi Lamplighter David B. Coe G. David Nordley John Vornholt

WRI19 Tooting Your Own Horn

or How to Start Your Own Fan Club

It's easy for artists, authors and game designers to have some extra fun through the internet and raise money for future publishing projects. Authors and others on the web have done these very things. Anyone with a product or a cause to promote could do the same. (Same as GAM 02)
    Begins at: Sat. 1200 Location: D Participant: Ken St Andre

WRI20 I've Written A Book, Now What?

Drs. David and Christine Beaucage will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of traditional publishing, subsidy publishing, and other ways to get your book into print. The emphasis will be on self-publishing. The bulk of this presentation will be the practical aspects of self-publishing from beginning to end. Topics will include: "How to Get Started on a Tight Budget," "How to Distribute Your Books." This presentation will help you decide if self-publishing is for you -- and if it is, you'll receive motivation and help in getting started.
    Begins at: Sun. 1300 Location: B Participants: Christine Beaucage David Beaucage

What Do the 3-letter codes mean?

ART

This category deals with aspects of art, from the creative process through techniques to the practical aspects of marketing your work. Included are the arts of costuming, cartooning, fine arts, theater, movies and anime.

FAM

Kids are fen too, and this track is set to bring them into the fold by sharing with them all that first attracted us to speculative fiction and fantasy. This track of programming is NOT intended to be a daycare or babysitting service - but just to provide some activities that will appeal to those attendees between 6 and 12 years of age. Family members of all ages are encouraged to participate!

FAN

This category includes topics dealing with fandom, both in general and specifically involving LepreCon itself. Old favorite events like Meet the Pros, the auctions, the masquerade etc., are also grouped under this category of programming.

GAM

Gamers don't often leave the gaming tables for panels, but there are one or two times that a good panel or presentation will lure them out to the program rooms. This is the track for those few good gaming topics -- which often coincide with other fannish interests! (Look for "cross-overs"...)

MED

This category deals with movies, video, electronic fandom and the worldwide web.

SCI

Good science fiction relies on authors' creative use of believable science and this track is meant to present updates and glimpses of the cutting edges of scientific disciplines and technology.

SOC

Socio-Political topics lend fodder for fandom's endless speculations of "What If..". Speculative fiction at its best starts with observable fact and moves toward a believable possibility. These topics help provide facts from credible sources and a forum for "think tank" style discussions.

WRI

This category deals with aspects of writing, from the creative process through grammatical mechanics, to the practical aspects of getting your work published.