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FRI 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3694. Stitch and Bitch
Come by, stitch a bit and bitch if you wish. A selection of yarn, needles and patterns supplied if you haven't brought your own. Relax for a while and reenergize for the next event or workshop.
SUN 10:00 am - 11:15 am
3789. Hair flower and other accessories workshop
Hands-on approach to making these fun accessories for either costume or real life use. Some materials provided
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
3797. The Odds of Gods (in Spaaaaaaaace!)
We assume that the future must be secular, because we assume science is incompatible with religion. This might not be the case! From alien religions, to the demystification of the divine, to the evolution of human religions, portrayals of religion in the distant future are present in science fiction. Let's discuss some of these portrayals and what we think about them from a variety of perspectives.
Gregg Castro, Aviya Amir, Isabel Schechter
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3806. Revisiting Themes and Tropes vs. Being Lazy
Some writers re-visit the same themes over and over again in order to tell new stories. Other writers, uh, recycle themes and their stories rely on the same themes and tropes that they've practically told the same story, just with different characters. Let's compare and contrast writers and works that do either, and talk about what the key differences are.
Mark Oshiro, John DeChancie, S.P. Hendrick, J.L. Doty
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3816. Building your costume with foam vs vacuumform plastic
Professional prop fabricator Bear Burge discusses the pros and cons of these 2 building materials, their longevity,ﾠ how one is a stepping stone to the other and answers the questions:ﾠ what exactly is vacuuforming and why you should consider it!