Author: Programming

Stars Wars LARP Briefing

Speaker: Michael McCall Meet up with your fellow players for the Star Wars LARP, get your character and briefing packets, and go over the rules for the game. If you haven’t signed up for the LARP but are interested in playing,

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Game of Thrones Roundtable

Speaker: Sean Ennis   Another year, and another Keycon and we are still waiting for The Winds of Winter. While on the TV series, we had big events in Season 6. Let’s chat about what’s happening and how the series

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The Walking Dead Roundtable

Speaker: Sean Ennis We’re on easy street, and it feels so sweet, ’cause the world is ’bout a treat. When you’re on easy street, and we’re breaking out the good champagne, we’re sitting pretty on the gravy train, and when

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40 Years of Star Wars

Speakers: Wolfgang Klassen, Mike McCall, and Sean Ennis         Wolfgang Klassen, Mike McCall, and Sean Ennis get together to talk about 40 years of Star Wars. We’ve had the “Original Three”, the Prequels, the new Sequels, Star Wars

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How do Writers Read Books?

Speakers: Kelley Armstrong, Gerald Brandt, Timothy Gwyn, & Den Valdron Can a writer read a book for pure enjoyment without critiquing the writing? Can genre writers read books within their own field without being overly influenced by those books? What books

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WINSFA Senate AGM

Speakers: WINSFA Senate Each year the WINSFA Senate holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Keycon, open to all registered members. There will be an ‘Election from the Floor’ – the nomination by the attendees and voting for two convention

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Can Theatrics Help Your Novel or Short Story?

Speakers: Craig Russell & Van Kunder Join our panelists in a discussion about how writers can use basic theatre principals to make their writing stronger and more believable.

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Couples in Star Trek: Garak/Bashir were Canon!

Speaker: Laurie E. Smith A lively discussion about what the Star Trek franchise got right, what it got wrong, and why slashfic is EVERYWHERE in the fandom.

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Aviation and Believable Airships and Aircraft in Science Fiction

Speakers: Timothy Gwyn & Lindsay Kitson An interactive session with two pilots who are also writers. Lindsay Kitson and Timothy Gwyn tackle the credible and incredible in aviation fact and fiction. Learn how getting aviation right can enhance your story.

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What’s New in SF/F

Speakers: Melinda Friesen, Ronald Hore, & Den Valdron Are there any new sub-genres to watch out for? What is selling and what is declining?  How are real books doing compared to the electronic market? How has small press and self-publishing developed?

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