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FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3690. Introduction to Worbla (1 hour)
Demonstration about this thermoplastic material popular in many cosplayers techniques.
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3700. World of Weapons
Dustin Breiter of TLX hosts their popular Weapons Combat panel, showing you the ins and outs of using weapons in stage and screen combat, as well as the differences to their real life application
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
3709. Stunt 101
TLX comes to talk about the ins and outs of the Stunt industry and demonstrate the basic techniques of stunt combat and more.
SAT 10:00 am - 11:15 am
3731. Shotokan Karate Workshop
Participate in a class on the traditional martial art of Shotokan karate. This class is primarily for persons who have never trained, and consists of learning motion for one block, one punch, and one kick, which will be incorporated in faux kata and sparring. The curriculum is designed to be safe, with no contact involved, and an exertion level of low impact aerobics. Instructors are Dr. Keith G. Kato (4th dan) and Kenn S. Bates (3rd dan).
Keith Kato, Kenn Bates
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
3740. Something Wonderful Right Away
Learn a series of Improv/theater games that can help you with developing character, public speaking and are really fun
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3748. The Traditional Thanksgiving David Gerrold Garage-Cleaning Charity Auction!
Here's how it works, David Gerrold will load up the car with several boxes of stuff he doesn't want anymore -- or stuff that other people have donated. Books, records, DVDs, tapes, toys, comics, scripts, galley proofs, manuscripts, stuff that piles up like old bones at the back of the dragon's cave. Then sometime on Saturday, the contents of those boxes will be spread out across several tables and David will auction them off until both he and everyone else in the room are emotionally and physically exhausted. The auction is always fun -- you don't have to buy anything. If you don't, we'll just hold you upside down by your ankles and shake the nickels out of your jeans and force you to take something home anyway. Then, David takes the money, cackles like a madman, and gives it to a worthwhile cause. This year it's the Science Fiction Writers of America Emergency Medical Fund. Remember, the more stuff that we clean out of David's garage, the more stuff we can put in yours!
SAT 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3757. Life in the current middle ages
Do you go to the renaissance fair every year? Consider Mediaeval Times a fun dinner out? Do you own multiple copies of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and/or The Princess Bride? / Then you should consider the SCA. / We recreate all aspects of the middle ages and renaissance, including armored and rapier combat, and will be demonstrating add much add we can at Los Con. Stop by and see what it's all about.
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
3764. Belly Dance Workshop
Learn Tribal Belly Dance and release your Geek
Lizet Madeira, Madeira_Moon_Belly_Dance_Troupe
SAT 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
3770. Science Fiction Poetry
Speculative poetry is a rising professional field in our infinitely diverse genre! The Science Fiction Poetry Association elected Bryan Thao Worra as its new president; new markets have arisen offering professional rates for cutting-edge poetic forms; new stars are coming out of the poetry field exploring the speculative in what is a very experimental form. Find out more about where you can read such works and where the field might head into next!
Bryan Thao Worra, Jaymee Goh, Nikia Chaney
SUN 10:00 am - 11:15 am
3792. Tai Chi Workshop
Join us for an hour of the Chinese health system with our resident expert, Steve Barnes. Open to all levels, wear loose clothes and a playful attitude.
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
3800. Art Show Auction
SUN 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
3809. Dueling in the Honorverse
A participatory workshop on personal duels in the world of Honor Harrington covering both the Dreyfus and Ellington protocols. Participants will simulate actual duels, in both protocols, with the use of Nerf pistols.
Tech: The Royal_Manticoran_Navy (http://www.trmn.org) is the official Fandom Organization for David Weber's Honor Harrington books.