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Panels - Final List

Following are panels that have been Approved and Finalized.

Panel Suggestions are now closed. Thanks all for your suggestions!


  • Art
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Media
  • Filk
  • Social
  • Costume/Kid
  • Game
  • Other
  • Virtual Panels

ART FOCUS-

ART - Artists Working with Authors Friday, 2-3pm Ballroom B
Experiences working on artwork for author's book covers; were they great experiences or the worst idea in the world for you?
PJ Hultstrand (moderator), Raymond Swanland, Jon Schindehette.

ART - Mixed Media, Kinetic Machines, and Moving into the Digital Age Friday, 5:30-7pm Ballroom C
Where Do We See Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Going in the Next 100 Years?
Raymond Swanland, Hop David, Vandy Hall.

ART - Mark Greenawalt Body Painting Demo Friday, 8:30-11:30pm Ballroom A

ART - Art Walk in Art Show Friday, 9-10:30pm ART SHOW
with GoH’s, Raymond Swanland, Jon Schindehette, and Local Art Guest, Jeff Perryman.

ART - Apocalypse or Theology in Art Friday, 10-11pm Ballroom B
The deeper subject matter that comes out in the artwork created by some of our artists participants. Where does this come from and where is it going in mirroring society?
Dain Q. Gore (moderator), Hop David, Ernest Hogan, Sarah Clemens.

ART/GAME - Meet Jon Schindehette from Wizards of the Coast Saturday, 10-11:30am Ballroom B
Jon is the Art Director for Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro, creator of Dungeons & Dragons gaming, magazine and books, and Magic Gathering Card Game.

ART/KID - Coloring w/Hop David Saturday, 10 - 11:30am Room 114
Back by popular demand from LepreCon 38, Hop David shares his brand of artwork mixed with geometric design. Fun worksheets for kids of all ages.

ART - Meet Artist Guest of Honor, Raymond Swanland Saturday, 11:30am-1pm Ballroom B
Monster creator, book cover artist, builder of vast worlds.

ART - Historical glassware and glass blowing techniques Saturday, 12:30-1:30pm Canyon Room
Workshop demonstration with Vandy Hall.

ART/GAME - How to break into Gaming Industry Saturday, 1-2pm Cabana
A simple introduction into Game developing.
Jon Schindehette, Ken St. Andre, Jeff Perryman.

ART - Digital Art vs Traditional Art Saturday, 2-3pm Cabana
Will video game art ever be accepted as “True” art? And what about the Digital prints vs the traditional oil painting on canvas. Is it the caveman vs the modern man where chalk on rocks is not as clean and bright as digital computerized artwork?
Jeff Perryman (moderator), Sarah Clemens, Vandy Hall, Jessica C. Feinberg.

ART - MEET THE ARTISTS AND THEIR WORKS SHOWCASE Saturday, 1:30-4:30pm Canyon Room
Believe it or not art can be inspired by geometry, abstract patterns, bug-eyed frogs, swirling symmetical designs, and even flying pigs. What has inspired some of our artists at LepreCon to create their works of art?
Vandy Hall 1:30-2pm; Dain Q. Gore 2-2:30pm; Hop David 2:30-3pm; Michele Ellington 3:30-4pm; Sarah Clemens 4-4:30pm

ART/GAME - World Building from Wizards of the Coast POV Saturday, 3:30-4:30pm Ballroom B
It's more than just slapping together some backgrounds and characters. What about the economic system and other equally important details that make a world more real to the players? Get the scoop on what Wizards of the Coast is looking for in Artwork and Game World Building.
Jon Schindehette, Raymond Swanland, Ken St. Andre

ART - Watercolor demo with Jessica C. Feinberg Saturday, 4-5pm Room 114
Gather around and watch a master at watercolor demonstrate how she works in this media.

ART-Meet Local Artist Guest, Jeff Perryman Saturday, 4:30-5:30pm Ballroom B
Cartoonist, illustrator, game world designer, character creator.

ART - Mixed Media with Today’s Technology Saturday, 9-10pm Ballroom C
Every type of media can be used to make artwork and with today’s technology of tablets, drawing boards, 3D Pens and printing, and cheaper ink printing for high-end works, more creativity can be applied to new artforms. Really the only barrier now is time and the limitation of your imaginations.
Sarah Clemens (moderator), Michele Ellington, Dain Q. Gore.

ART - Portfolio Review Sunday, 10- 11:30am Canyon Room
Jon Schindehette, Raymond Swanland

ART - Character Drawing w/Jeff Perryman Sunday, 10-11am Cabana
From the mind of Jeff Perryman, the artist behind our badge artwork and the creation of LepreCon Man.

ART - New Media for Creative Art Sunday, 12noon-1pm Cabana
We've seen artists create in wood, metal, glass, on canvas. These days we are seeing artists creating whole worlds in digital media, as well as body painting, and now the 3Doodler pen appears on Kickstarter. What other media is there, and how well are they suited to the presentation of art?
Mark Greenawalt (moderator), Raymond Swanland, Hop David, Dain Q. Gore.

ART - Concept from the Creator’s POV Sunday, 2-3pm Canyon room
From the idea to the canvas, from the eyes of the photographer to the photo collection, each of these types are all conceptual ideas from the creator’s point-of-view. How do these creative people see what they see in their chosen media.
Sarah Clemens (moderator), Chet Shupe, Jessica C. Feinberg, Dain Q. Gore, Vandy Hall.

ART - Art Auction Sunday, 1-2:30; Cash out 2:30-3:30pm Ballroom C

LITERATURE -

LIT - Self-promotion & Marketing for Today’s Books Friday, 3-4:30pm Ballroom B
How much self-promotion is worth it, what works now, and when is it a career in itself?
PJ Hultstrand, Zachary Jernigan, T.M. Williams, Bob Nelson (moderator), David Lee Summers.

LIT/SCI - Flying Monsters in History Friday, 5-6pm Ballroom B
Quetzelcoatlus was the size of a hang-glider and Argentinis Magnificens wasn't much smaller. How much could they lift? What determines how big a flying critter can be on Earth? What about other worlds where gravity might be less, air density higher, or both?
Rick Holderman (moderator), Jack McDevitt, Gerald D. Nordley, JoAnna Senger.

LIT - Writing vs Editing in the Internet Age Friday, 6-7:30pm Ballroom A
The Internet Age has allowed writers to get their works out faster, but at what cost? Why everyone needs a good editor and why you should NEVER edit your own work? The price of getting work into public too quickly. How can the reader spot shoddy editing?
David Lee Summers (moderator), Leigh Strother-Vien, T.L. Smith, Francis Hamit.

LIT - Book Reviews Still Needed to sell Books? Friday, 6-7pm Ballroom B
Bennie Grezlik (moderator), Ken St. Andre, Bruce Davis, Emily Devenport.

LIT - Weird Western Tales Friday, 11pm-12 Ballroom B
Readings with David B. Riley

LIT - Kaffee Klatsche with Jack McDevitt Saturday, 10-11am Cabana

LIT - Virtual Guest – Michael Moorcock Saturday, 10-11am ConSuite
Bob Nelson – Tech setup; PJ Hultstrand – Interviewer

LIT - Independent Publishing Update 2013 Saturday, 11a-12noon Ballroom A
What's new on the horizon for the Indie authors and publishers? There is so much changing that it's hard to keep up with the technology used to support the pros and entertain the masses.
Bob Nelson (moderator), PJ Hultstrand, Greg Lundberg, David B. Riley, David Lee Summers.

LIT - Animals use in Fiction Stories Saturday, 11am – 12noon Cabana
Horses, birds of prey and other animals, depicted in general and used in fiction books and stories.
Rick Holderman, JoAnna Senger, Sharon Skinner (moderator).

LIT - Introduction to Poetry Slams & Short Flash Fiction Saturday, 12-1pm Cabana
What are they Poetry Slams and Flash Fiction? Why they are poetry slams popular with the younger generation? An introduction to the poetry slam groups in Arizona. Also a look at the concise world of Flash Fiction. Why short fiction is working now and how authors can make it work for them?
Bob Nelson (moderator), Sharon Skinner, Gary B. Phillips, T.L. Smith, David Lee Summers.

LIT - Meet Author Guest of Honor, Jack McDevitt Saturday, 12noon-1:30pm Ballroom A

LIT - What Happened to Hard Sci-fi? Saturday, 1:30-2:30pm Ballroom A
Bennie Grezlik (moderator), Jack McDevitt, Greg Lundberg, Rick Novy.

LIT - Are you feeling lucky, punk? Saturday, 9-10pm Ballroom A
We've had cyberpunk, steampunk, dieselpunk, clockpunk and atomic punk. What's the next thing to be "punked"? Has the whole punk thing run its course or will this be a trend that keeps going and if so, how?
Ernest Hogan (moderator), Gary B. Phillips, JoAnna Senger, David B. Riley.

LIT/SCI - My Time Machine is better than Yours Saturday, 10-11pm Ballroom C
DeLorian vs The Tardis Which is the better time machine?
Jeff Perryman (moderator), PJ Hultstrand, Matthew Yenkala.

LIT - Impromptu Readings- all genres Saturday, 11-12 Ballroom B
David B. Riley, Gary B. Phillips, JoAnna Senger, T.L. Smith, Xachary Jernigan.

LIT - Military Science-Fiction Sunday, 11am – 12noon Ballroom C
Why is military Science-fiction still gaining popularity? From the Civil War to the war with Iraq, writing correct weaponry and military actions need to be portrayed accurately or these experts on this panel will call you on the carpet for your mistake. Come learn how to find out what you should know or how to find out.
Francis Hamit (moderator), Rick Holderman, Jack McDevitt, Greg Lundberg.

LIT - Ebook Conversion Workshop Sunday, 12:30-2pm Canyon Room
This is an in-depth workshop with Greg Lundberg.

SCIENCE -

SCI/LIT - Flying Monsters in History Friday, 5-6pm Ballroom B
Quetzelcoatlus was the size of a hang-glider and Argentinis Magnificens wasn't much smaller. How much could they lift? What determines how big a flying critter can be on Earth? What about other worlds where gravity might be less, air density higher, or both?
Rick Holderman (moderator), Jack McDevitt, Gerald D. Nordley, JoAnn Senger.

SCI - Homesteading Space Friday, 9-10pm Ballroom B
Donald Jacques (moderator), Hop David, Vaughn L. Treude,

SCI - NASA Space Science Update with Dr. David Williams Saturday, 10-11am Ballroom C

SCI - Endler's Livebearers-the tropical fish Presentation Saturday, 11am-12noon Ballroom C
Endler's livebearers, a gorgeous tropical fish that is often misunderstood and not well known.
Rick Novy

SCI - Roving the Solar System Saturday, 2-3pm Ballroom C
Presentation by Dr. David Williams with update on latest findings from Curiosity rover!

SCI - Clone Rights, and those of other Genetically Engineered People
Saturday, 2:30-3:30pm Ballroom A
Would current law allow such people to be enslaved or discriminated against? Why is there such a gap between the way much of science fiction treats such people and how they would have to be treated in reality.
Ernest Hogan (moderator), Bruce Davis, Greg Lundberg, Gerald D. Nordley.

SCI - Robotic Surgery Workshop Saturday, 5:30-7pm Ballroom C
What It IS, What It ISN'T, and How It May Revolutionize Surgery In the Future?
Workshop with Bruce Davis.

SCI - Scientific Barrier or Engineering Problem Saturday, 8-9pm Ballroom B
Scientists who make negative pronouncements don't think like engineers, but sometimes they're right anyway. How do you tell an engineering problem from a scientific barrier?. If you want to know what the future may bring, who do you ask?
Bennie Grezlik (moderator), Bruce Davis, Gerald D. Nordley.

SCI/LIT - My Time Machine is better than Yours Saturday, 10-11pm Ballroom C
DeLorian vs The Tardis Which is the better time machine?
Jeff Perryman (moderator), PJ Hultstrand, Vaughn L. Treude.

SCI - Are we ready for Robots? Ask Siri Sunday, 10-11am Ballroom C
There ought to be robots, send in the robots, where are the robots? Maybe they're here. We're very close to a "tipping" point in civilization where robot slaves that respond to our orders are going to become commonplace. What will the economic and cultural implications be? Will there be efforts to outlaw them? What constitutes "a robot" anyway?
Ernest Hogan (moderator), Francis Hamit, Jack McDevitt, Greg Lundberg, Benny Grezlik.

SCI - Discovering New Worlds with David Lee Summers Sunday, 11:30a-12:30p Canyon Room
A presentation on how planets are discovered around other stars and what's known about them.
David Lee Summers

SCI - New Space Companies/Plans to move out into space Sunday, 1-2pm Cabana
Donald Jacques (moderator), Gerald D. Nordley, Vaughn L. Treude, Hop David.

SCI - How to build a Magnetometer and Seismometer Sunday, 1-2pm Cabana
Presentation and demonstration by Bennie Grezlik on building a working model of a Magnetometer, and two-box detectors for earthquake detecting.
Bennie Grezlik

MEDIA -

MED - LepreCon 39 Film Festival Thursday, 7-11:30pm Ballroom A-B-C
This event will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE OF CHARGE to attend on Thursday, May 9th at Mesa Marriott. If you have an independent film to submit, please check out the FILM FESTIVAL page on this website. Guest judges and hosts will be Bob Nelson, Brick Cave Media; and Hal CF Astell, Apocalypse Later.

MED - Meet the Local Movie Reviewers Friday, 4:30-5:30pm Ballroom C
Matthew Yenkala, Hal CF Astell

MED - Low Budget Visual Effects for Film and Video Saturday, 11a-12:30p Canyon Room
Presentation with Nathan Blackwell, David Stipes, Ryan Quackenbush, Brian Sheriff of Squishy Studios.

MED - Star Trek Universe Update Saturday, 12noon – 1pm Ballroom C
Preview Discussion of Star Trek Into Darkness. Presentation will be included in this panel oriented update.
Dr. David Williams (moderator), Matthew Yenkala, Hal CF Astell, Randall Whitlock

MED - Making Webisodes with Squishy Studios Saturday, 1-2pm Ballroom C
Introduction of local film company, Squishy Studios. Making a web series.
Nathan Blackwell, Ryan Quackenbush, Brian Sheriff.

MED/LIT - Meet Local Brick Cave Media Saturday, 1-2pm Ballroom B
Bob Nelson (moderator), Sharon Skinner,

MED - Video Production Workshop with Real Show Saturday, 2-3:30pm Ballroom B
Show Title: Superman’s Parents were Douchebags: Societal Values reflected in Pop Culture Presented by The Apocalypse Girls and Producer Emanuel James Miller.

Show Description: What does it mean when we praise Superman, arguably one of the Earths mightiest super heroes, who  comes from a race of aliens who knew the world was ending and built a SPACESHIP FOR ONLY ONE BABY?!?!?! What is reflected by our culture when the most popular vampires sparkle? Is there any intrinsic value to the types of heroes we hold in high esteem in our society? Why are there so few female heroes? From Harry Potter to River Song, from Lestat to Edward, Luke Skywalker to Commander Shepard we look at what it means to be a hero and what those heroes say about us.

MED - Indie Film Making on a Budget Panel Saturday, 5:30-7pm Ballroom A
We have put together from pros and some independent film makers to talk about the business of making a movie on a budget.
Nathan Blackwell (moderator), Francis Hamit, Randall Whitlock.

MED - Barry Bard's At the Movies tm Sunday, 10am – 12Noon Ballroom A & B
This is a favorite LepreCon event where you will get a sneak peak at trailers for some exciting new upcoming movies. After the trailer presentation we will hold a lottery for FREE movie promotional material (T-shirts, baseball caps, special posters and whatever else the studios have sent us). Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society). CASFS purpose is to promote interest in science fiction, fantasy and science. Please check their website for more info.

MED - Recap of LepreCon 39 Film Festival Sunday, 3:30-? Ballroom A & B

FILK - All Filking includes Nancy Freeman, Filk Guest of Honor

FILK - Filk Circle Friday, 7pm - ? Cabana

FILK - Tales from the Coffeehouse with Nancy Freeman Saturday, 5pm - ? Cabana
Funny, horrifying, and inspirational stories from performing in the community and the recording studio.

FILK - Theme Filk Circle Saturday, 8pm - ? Cabana
Stardust County songs. Or songs along similar themes.

FILK - Filk Concert Saturday, 3-5pm Ballroom C

FILK - Filk Circle Sunday, 3pm - ? Cabana

SOCIAL

SOC - Unique Social Media uses; Kickstarter, Facebook, Pinterest, Fiverr, and others
Friday, 5-6pm Ballroom A
How these social media websites help small businesses and individuals get the word out about their work(s) and how to capitalize on each site in a unique way. What are the pros and cons of using each of these sites and how you might be able to use them too.
Jack Mangan (moderator), Francis Hamit, Jessica C. Feinberg, T.M. Williams.

SOC - There went the Apocalypse and we are all still here Friday, 7-8p, Ballroom C
End days theories and the people who keep predicting the Apocalypse. Why do we keep listening to such predictions and why do some feel the need to become "Doomsday Preppers"?
Randall Whitlock (moderator), Dain Q. Gore, Zachary Jernigan, Matthew Yenkala, Gary B. Phillips.

SOC/MED - Sci-Fi's Influence on Child Development Saturday, 3-4pm Cabana
Jack Mangan (moderator), T.M. Williams, Hop David, Bennie Grezlik.

SOC - Ancient Aliens and Conspiracy Theories Saturday, 4-5pm Cabana
Can we consider these stories science fact or science-fantasy? Why do we love our conspiracies? What are some of our favorites? What makes them part of our lives? From UFO's to the JFK shooting, why we seem to thrive on this kind on controversy?
Francis Hamit (moderator), Dain Q. Gore, Chet Shupe, T.M. Williams.

SOC - The Suburban Survivalist Saturday, 5:30-6:30pm Ballroom B
With solar cells, satellite comm, compost piles, high tech vegetable gardens, 3D printers, and so on, how long before an ordinary tract home can go "off grid" in ways that would make the 70's era survivalist recluse envious. How far will some people go to pull the plug? How many will do so? What can a 3D printer do? How will it lead the way for U.S. manufacturing to come back to America? Is this really the next big and best thing since sliced bread? What difference will it make to society?
Ernest Hogan (moderator), Emily Devenport, Michele Ellington, Zachary Jernigan.

SOC/MED - How to Build Audience with Video & Audio Media Sunday, 11-12 Cabana
Bob Nelson (moderator), Jenn Czep, Nathan Blackwell, David B. Riley, Zachary Jernigan.

COSTUMING -

COS - Steampunk Holster Workshop Friday, 4-7pm Room 114
With Robin Prosje and Bob Beckwith. $10 supply fee will apply.

COS - Steamy Pirate Costuming Saturday, 10-11am Canyon Room
This panel will discuss traditional pirate garb, weaponry and accessory pieces of pirates. They will then discuss inexpensive options for creating your pirate gear and garb. We will also discuss options for custom made costuming provided by local costumers. Several of the costuming items being shown will be made by local artisans and provided by local businesses. We will also discuss costume options with a Steampunk flair as we morph our traditional pirate into a Steampunk Pirate.
Charyle Calvert -Airship Artfx; Angie Ott-Fun Costumes; Dellene Bouchard-G. D Frippery; Kimm Kaplinski-Model

COS/ART - Jewelry Demonstration Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm Room 114 With Michele Ellington.
(A basic strand is free, but optional add-on pendants will cost $2-3, depending on the stones.)

COS - Workshop on Tunic or Cloak Creation Saturday, 5-7pm Room 114
This workshop will be a hands-on with participants needing to bring their own materials and sewing machine equipment.
Maryeileen Flanagan, Kit Townsend.
Participants need to bring the following:

  • Sewing Machine

  • 4.5 yards of 60" wide fabric (heavier weight will move better)

  • OPTIONAL 4.5 yards of 60" wide lining fabric

  • sharp (sewing) scissors

  • straight pins

  • a tape measure

  • a sewing machine (can be done by hand, but will take a long time)

  • some form of cloak fastner (a formal fastner or a 1" wide gross grain ribbon --2 to 3 yards

COS/KIDS - Inexpensive Costume Ideas Sunday, 11am-12:30pm Room 114
Sharon Skinner, Brian Duncan, Jenny Duncan, Kit Townsend.

KIDS -

KID/ART - Coloring w/Hop David Saturday, 10 - 11:30am Room 114
Back by popular demand from LepreCon 38, Hop David shares his brand of artwork mixed with geometric design. Fun worksheets for kids of all ages.

KID - Balloon, sword fights, and Pirate Treasure Saturday, 2:30-4pm Room 114
Safe play with The Dread Fleet for kids of all ages.

KID/SCI - Stomp Rockets Sunday, 10-11:30am In Courtyard
Donald Jacques, Hop David

KIDS/COS - Inexpensive Costume Ideas Sunday, 11am-12:30pm Room 114
Sharon Skinner, Brian Duncan, Jenny Duncan, Kit Townsend.

GAME -

GAME - Electronic Gaming All Weekend, in Boardroom

GAME/ART - How to break into Gaming Industry Saturday, 1-2pm Cabana
A simple introduction into Game developing.
Jon Schindehette, Ken St. Andre, Jeff Perryman.

GAME/ART - World Building from Wizards of the Coast POV Saturday, 3:30-4:30pm Ballroom B
It's more than just slapping together some backgrounds and characters. What about the economic system and other equally important details that make a world more real to the players? Get the scoop on what Wizards of the Coast is looking for in Artwork and Game World Building.
Jon Schindehette, Raymond Swanland, Ken St. Andre.

GAME - Game Monster Building for all Ages Sunday, 12:30-2pm Room 114
Jon Schindehette, Ken St. Andre, Jeff Perryman.

GAME - What's Next in Gaming? Sunday, 3-4pm Canyon room
What trends in the near future will influence gaming?
Ken St. Andre (moderator), Jon Schindehette, Jeff Perryman.

OTHER -

OT - Bellydancing Workshops – Friday, 3-4:30pm Ballroom A; and Saturday, 10:30-11:30am in Courtyard
Learn the basics of how to shake it with AdeebA Korsana and Sake Sumomo of bint Hazine Bellydance. Fantasy and fiction are full of daring beauties and these ladies are ready to show you how to add a little wiggle to your walk and offer a bit of history on concubines, harem girls, and gypsies.
Jenn Czep on Friday; Jessica on Saturday

OT - GEEK-OFF COMPETITIONS
In the spirit of "King of the Nerds" on TBS, LepreCon 39 is holding its own Geek competitions throughout the weekend. Free to sign-up to compete. Prizes and the coronation will be awarded on Sunday afternoon.
Competitions will start with sign-up on Friday, May 10th, where we will kick-off the competition at Meet the Pros with a Scavenger Hunt.
Saturday will have Round 1 with the Telepresence Lunar Rover Races.
Round 2 will complete the Scavenger Hunt with a special geek challenge.
Round 3 on Sunday will conclude the competitions with a Cosplay Character Creation Challenge.
Come be a cheerleader, supporter or a Geek competitor. Look at schedule for Round times and locations.
Organizers: Brian Duncan, Jenny Duncan, Donald Jacques
Assistants of Segments: Jack Mangan, Maryeileen Flanagan (costuming), T.L. Smith, Robert Gott
JUDGES: Jack Mangan, Kit Townsend, Chet Shupe, Leigh Strother-Vien, Randall Whitlock.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chet Shupe

OT - Regency Dancing Friday, 8:30-11pm Ballroom C
This is an oldie in dance and still a goodie in a good time for those who love to learn new things.

OT - ReAnimation: Science Farce or Science Fact Saturday, 10-11am Ballroom A
On the heels of The Walking Dead and all the other movies, comic books, and stories, what is the reality of zombies. We will discuss the fantasy of zombies and the science reality of what is really possible. Why aren’t there any rules to the creation of zombies, like there had been for other monsters, such as vampires and werewolves? Why are we fixated on these monsters?
Daniel Kings (aka Commodore Max) Moderator, Ernest Hogan, David Lee Summers, Vaughn L. Treude.

OT - UFP SCI-FI JEOPARDY Saturday, 3:30-5:30pm Ballroom A

OT - Flash Fight: Warriors of the Rainbow Saturday, 1:30p; Sunday, 12noon in Courtyard
With The Dread Fleet

OT - Dressing your vampire for his first kill Saturday, 10-11pm Ballroom B
Would you dress him/her in a cape or a bib? If a bib, then full length or lobster-style? And should you supply the toothbrush or put one in his/her pocket for afterwards?
David Lee Summers (moderator), Zachary Jernigan, Gary B. Phillips, JoAnna Senger.

OT - The day we realize we turned into our parents Saturday, 9-10pm Ballroom B
...and the story ideas we can get from this. Would it be a Nightmare or the makings of a memoir?
Ernest Hogan (moderator), Zachary Jernigan, Vaughn L. Treude.

OT - Mystery Dinner Theater Saturday, 7-9pm Canyon Room

Cash Bar Reception with Entertainment Saturday, 9-10pm Canyon Room

OT - CHARITY AUCTION CASH OUT Sunday, 10-11am Room 103 program ops

EROTIC - ADULT

ART/ERC - Erotic Art and Book Covers Saturday, 10-11pm Ballroom A
Sarah Clemens (moderator), Sharon Skinner

ERC - Meet the Kinky & Geeky Group (Adults Only) Saturday, 9:30-? Room 114
Cinder MacDonald

FANS –

FAN - Meet The Dread Fleet Saturday, 11:30a -12:30p Room 114
Local Social Pirate Group who goes out into community to spread their talents, time, and piracy.

FAN - Meet the ENDLESS Sunday, 10-11am Room 114
Endless is a social group who organizes and supports the community for parties and events.

FAN - Introduction to Piracy : A Historical View Sunday, 2-3pm Room 114
What it really means? Discussion of three notable Male Pirates and three notable female Pirates, Grace O'malley, Anne Bonney, and Mary Read. Intro to AIRSHIP Piracy and STEAMPUNK: Why it's a great fit? Introduction to Ryan Lunt, Steampunk Artist: Steampunk as an artistic movement and cultural force.
Dirk Folmer (moderator), Ryan Lunt, Casey Plute.

FAN - Comments & Complaints Sunday, 3:30 - 4pm Ballroom C
Mike Willmoth, Patti Hultstrand

FAN - Dead Dog Party Sunday, 4pm-? In Con Suite

Virtual Panels - Live! via ... the web

A Virtual Panelist is someone who isn't attending LepreCon physically, but still really wished to participate. Thanks to technology and the desire to expand our reach out to some authors or artists who just couldn't make the trip to Arizona, we are offering several special participants. These will be conducted on Saturday at the convention and will run about one hour each as an interview panel. The audience will be able to see, hear and ask questions of these panelists, and they will be able to see, hear and interact with the audience.

We are excited to offer this new dimension of convention participation and hope to fill the room with people who would like to meet these authors/artists that they wouldn't normally be able to otherwise.


Michael Moorcock

(from Wikipedia)

Michael Moorcock was born in London in 1939 and the landscape of London, particularly the area of Notting Hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove, is an important influence in many of his novels (cf. the Cornelius novels). In the 1990s, Moorcock moved to Texas in the United States.

Michael was "Co-Guest of Honor" at the 1976 World Fantasy Convention in New York City. In 1997, Moorcock was one of the Guests of Honor at the 55th World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2002 inductee into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

His works are noted for their political nature and content. In one interview, Moorcock states, "I am an anarchist and a pragmatist. My moral/philosophical position is that of an anarchist." Further, in describing how his writing relates to his political philosophy, Moorcock says, "My books frequently deal with aristocratic heroes, gods and so forth. All of them end on a note which often states quite baldly that one should serve neither gods nor masters but become one’s own master."

A few of his recent published works:



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