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FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3693. Parasol and Raygun Decorating
Make Kaylee's parasol or join the Parasol Protectorate. A child friendly workshop where participants can personalize a silk parasol and/or small raygun with LEDs and sound. Materials are $5 for the raygun and $10 for the parasol. Sharpies are used, so children must be old enough to safely use them.
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3703. Getting started! Selling your work at conventions
This is a general overview on how to sell and market your work at conventions. This can be applied to artists participating in art shows, artist alleys, and in dealers rooms. It covers finding your focus, searching for and dealing with art shows (Et al. at conventions), Your look, professionalism, things you will need to be successful, pricing strategies and more. This is an overview of what it takes t be a successful artist on the circuit. It is also good for non- artist to understand what artists charge what they do, why its important to support artists and how we enrich the (Geek) culture.
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
3713. Corsets and Cosplay
A lecture on filtering through the various online cosplay/costume corset and corsetry accessories sellers to help cosplayers be wise corset purchasers and wearers; how to care and maintain their corset and more importantly, how to play and stay in your corset during Cosplay.
FRI 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
3720. Fun Fermentations: Beer, Cider and More
Since Neolithic times people have transformed grains, water and yeast into beverages with increased vitamin and nutritional value. These products also had a pleasant side-effect: a feeling of euphoria that quickly made them the drink of choice for thousands of years. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in making home-brewed beverages, and an increasing sophistication in the choices available to the consumer. At this panel you will learn about the history and culture of homebrewing, and how you can make it in your own home or garage.
Wolf Foss, Mike Geesing, Margo Geesing
FRI 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3724. Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcasts
Join our panelists for a discussion of the most popular Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcasts available today. Come learn and share favorites for listening to stories, reviews, advice for writers, and Science Fiction and Fantasy culture.
Shannon Muir, Laura Pearlman, S.B. Divya
FRI 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
3727. NaNoWriMo Write In Friday Night
You haven't finished your 50K yet? No problem, come write at Los Con with me. We will hold Word Wars and Sprints to help push you through those last pages that you need to have to win. Turn off your internal editor and get that first draft out. You can do it. Come join me and we will win together.
Karen (Toni) Nelson, Carl Nelson, Alexander (Xander) Bennett
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am
3734. How Do I Find It?: Doing Research
A librarian will show you research methods that will help you find that information you need as well as possible sources you may find helpful.
Tech: Projector, Screen; WiFi
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
3741. Star Trek Music and Sound
Beam behind the scenes and hear iconic music and innovative sounds of Star Trek:TOS and the Trek Universe. We'll explore how amazing sounds made history and live on today. Spock's Battle Theme will be played!
Tech: Sound, Microphones
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3751. Preservation of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Fandom
How are fan collections and fan history stored today, and how will they be held in posterity in the future?
Nick Smith, Julia Ree
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3758. Krypton_Radio Acting Workshop
Guests will read scenes from Krypton_Radio's new science fiction radio series, "Halfway Home: Adventures in the Asteroid Belt". Learn how radio dramas are produced, how voice over artists work in production, and get a taste of this great new radio series. Be prepared to have fun and learn something in the process!
Tech: Sound, Microphones, Power for computers, mixer. We have our own mixer.
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
3766. Preparing a portfolio for the beginning artist
Preparing a portfolio and approaching shops and galleries. You donﾒt have to spend a fortune to make a professional looking portfolio! We will talk about what to include, the tricks and ideas from an artist who has been there!
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
3773. Breaking his Rocky Horror Cherry, Live
Somehow, there's a gay man who has NEVER SEEN ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. He was apparently raised in a windowless room in a basement in Rancho Cucamonga. Crys and Chris are Bitches & Money, and they take podcasting very seriously. Join them live as Money processes this bananpants cult classic in real time, unfiltered, with the comedy stylings that only these two can bring.
Crys Pretzman, Chris Holcomb
SAT 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3778. Religious Drinking, or, The Modern Dionysios!
Discussion of ecstasy and exhaltation whether sensual, drunken, sacred or all three. Panelists should be brewers, drinkers and religious thinkers.
Mark Poliner, Darnell Coleman, Martin Young
SAT 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3779. The History and Culture of Mead
From Babalyon and Beowolf to Hogwarts and beyond, come explore the historical and cultural aspects of mead. Drinks of the Gods, Kings, and Wizards.
Mark Poliner, Mike Geesing, Margo Geesing
SUN 10:00 am - 11:15 am
3794. Klingon Language Workshop
Learn to speak the language spoken by the Klingons of Star Trek
Tech: Projector, Sound, Microphones, Ability to show Power Point charts and You Tube videos
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3812. The Do's and Don'ts of Humorous Writing
Stand-up comedian Will Morton shares tips of what works and what doesn't in writing humorous genre literature. Audience participation will occur!
Tech: Projector, Sound, Microphones, The ability to project Power Point charts and You Tube videos
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3820. Presenting your work!
Learn how to take a finished piece and get it ready for presentation. Most art shows will not take a piece of work that is not at least matted. Learn how to mount, mat and frame your work. Youﾒre a 3D artist? You need to know how to present that as well.