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Friday, November 10
 

10:00pm

Workshop: Setting up Amazon Ads
Have novels in need of a "signal boost"? Want to get the word out about your upcoming release? It's less complicated than it sounds! Bring your computer and we will take you step by step through setting up your first ad.

Speakers
DC

D.L. Carter

D.L. Carter was decanted from her incubation pod in the outback of Australia many decades ago. This terrifying event was closely followed by shrieks of "there, there it goes. Hit it with a brick!" These valiant attempts to correct the existence of D.L. were, unfortunately, unsuccessful... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Plaza II
 
Saturday, November 11
 

10:00am

Workshop: Decorating Miniature Hats (90 Minutes) [Family Friendly, $5 Fee]
Use feathers, ribbons, buttons and trim- or learn how to sew a rosette to attach to the hat! We provide the hat, tables full of trims and bits to try, glue guns and supervision! Open to all- children under 10 should be accompanied/supervised by a parent, but they are welcome.

Speakers
LA

Lisa Ashton

Lisa Ashton is a SF/Fantasy/Historical costumer living in Harpers Ferry, WV. At Philcon 2010 she and Sandy Swank won BIS wtih "The Letter", a re-creation of the famous Civil War letter written by Sullivan Ballou to his wife Sarah early in the war. She has also done a humorous but... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Plaza VI

1:00pm

Workshop: Paper-Weaving [Family Friendly, Age 10+]
Learn how to weave paper, using provided materials, into an interesting mat. Patience and manual dexterity required.

Speakers
LH

Lisa Hertel

Lisa Hertel is an artist from a long line of artists. She specializes in clay and watercolors, but dabbles in many other media; her works are often the products of this cross-pollinization. Her recent materials include encaustics (wax painting) and alcohol inks. In her spare time... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Art Show (Grand Ballroom C)

1:00pm

Workshop: Seams Aren't *That* Hard...Right?
A discussion of various seam techniques with participants working on a few examples to take home. Handouts and materials will be provided.

Speakers
DK

Diane Kovalcin

Diane Kovalcin is a long-time costumer, competing in both Science Fiction and Historical masquerades, a quilter and fan fiction writer. She also loves Star Wars and the BBC tv show Merlin - just ask her (or better yet, don't ask as she won't shut up about it).


Saturday November 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plaza VI

3:00pm

Workshop: How to Draw Dinosaurs [Family Friendly]
Learn the basics of drawing dinos from a pair of pros!

Speakers
TK

Tess Kissinger

30 years ago at Philcon 1980 - Tess Kissinger met Bob Walters, and the rest, as they say, is history. Actually, paleontology. Tess and Bob are two of the most famous dinosaur artists in the world. Recently they were chosen by the US National Park Service to paint the 80 foot long... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Plaza VI

4:00pm

Workshop: Making Wire Trees [Family Friendly, Age 8+]
Learn how to make a tiny yet colorful winter tree out of telephone wire. All materials provided.

Speakers
LH

Lisa Hertel

Lisa Hertel is an artist from a long line of artists. She specializes in clay and watercolors, but dabbles in many other media; her works are often the products of this cross-pollinization. Her recent materials include encaustics (wax painting) and alcohol inks. In her spare time... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Art Show (Grand Ballroom C)

11:00pm

Workshop: How To Make Your Characters Believably Twisted
We have a very educated readership nowadays. Everyone watching forensic dramas and police procedurals considers themselves an expert on psychopathology. Let the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illness- and the ACME rogue's gallery- help you create convincingly aberrant characters.

Speakers
DC

D.L. Carter

D.L. Carter was decanted from her incubation pod in the outback of Australia many decades ago. This terrifying event was closely followed by shrieks of "there, there it goes. Hit it with a brick!" These valiant attempts to correct the existence of D.L. were, unfortunately, unsuccessful... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday November 12, 2017 12:00am
Plaza III
 
Sunday, November 12
 

10:00am

Workshop: Beaded Talisman Bags [Family Friendly, $10 Fee]
We teach a technique of edge-beading with seed beads and a second technique of creating beaded fringe to make a tiny Talisman Bag that can be worn as a necklace. A kit with all supplies and an instruction sheet are included in the fee.

Speakers
LA

Lisa Ashton

Lisa Ashton is a SF/Fantasy/Historical costumer living in Harpers Ferry, WV. At Philcon 2010 she and Sandy Swank won BIS wtih "The Letter", a re-creation of the famous Civil War letter written by Sullivan Ballou to his wife Sarah early in the war. She has also done a humorous but... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza VI

10:00am

Workshop: Performing a Reading
You may write the best dialogue, descriptions, or sentences ever to see print, but the art of presenting your work orally is a little different. Learn how to temper your enthusiasm (and/or nerves) and do your written brainchild aural justice. (Feel free to bring a selection of your writing to practice with, or just sit and take notes.)

Speakers
LH

L Hunter Cassells

L. Hunter Cassells is the author of Dragon's Rook, a fantasy adventure series for people who really like to think. She formerly herded nuclear physicists for a day job (no, really, she did).


Sunday November 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza III