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Friday, January 16
 

8:00pm EST

Low-Sew Costuming panel
You don't need to know advanced sewing techniques or have access to sewing machines to costume. Our panelists will provide ideas.


Friday January 16, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
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9:00pm EST

All Steamed Up: Applying Steampunk to Famous Stories
Join our expert guests in giving the steampunk treatment to stories that are not traditionally steampunk. Makeover stories, characters and setting in this versatile fantasy/science fiction style.


Friday January 16, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST
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10:00pm EST

Masking More than Your Face: How to Cope when You Don't Quite Fit Your Cosplay
What to do when you want to cosplay a role that doesn't fit your body type


Friday January 16, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
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Saturday, January 17
 

10:00am EST

Myths and Realities of Fantasy Combat panel
How realistic are those scenes described in your favorite books or seen in your favorite films? Our panelists discuss what they get right and what they get wrong.


Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am EST
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11:00am EST

Wonder Years: How YA Writers Address Teen Concerns in Fantastic Literature
YA authors and librarians discuss how YA fantasy and SF worlds can be used to address real world teen concerns.

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Margaret McGraw

Editor/Author
Margaret S. McGraw is co-editor of the Predators in Petticoats anthology (Black Cat White Cat Books, 2020), as well as two anthologies about the wildest West that never was: Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier (Falstaff Books, 2017) and The Weird Wild West (eSpec Books, 2015... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
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12:00pm EST

Fiber Arts for Costumes and Clothes
When a special fabric, ribbon, or cord is needed for cosplay, or any other use it may be possible to make it yourself. Some textile work can be done with a few inexpensive tools. This is a hands on workshop that will cover how to spin and weave items with common items and an introduction to more specialized tools.

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Saturday January 17, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
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1:00pm EST

25 Years of Comics
Our panelists will highlight the best comics since 1990, including some they think are underappreciated.


Saturday January 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
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2:00pm EST

Armor Building with the Mandalorian Mercs
Learn how to make realistic looking, lightweight costume armor in the style of this branch of Star Wars fandom.


Saturday January 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
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3:00pm EST

Pets in SF/Fantasy
What are the best uses of pets in fantasy and science fiction? How could writers use them even more? A panel for animal lovers.


Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
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4:00pm EST

It Behooves Us to Speak of Them: Horses in Fantasy
The horse is a staple of fantasy fiction and film, but are they depicted realistically? What works should horse lovers seek out? These are just a few of the questions addressed by this horse-crazy panel, designed especially for neigh-sayers.

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Saturday January 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
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5:00pm EST

25 Years of Writing Process... and Beyond: the Writer's Work in the Past, Present, Future
The way we write, read, and publish books has changed immensely in 25 years. Take a look back… and a look forward, with a great panel of writers.


Saturday January 17, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
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Sunday, January 18
 

11:00am EST

Redcoats and Browncoats, Tricorns and Unicorns: Colonial History and Fantasy Panel
Fife and drumpunk! What better place than Williamsburg to discuss the potential for speculative fiction set in colonial times.


Sunday January 18, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
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12:00pm EST

Best Books for Kids
Our panelists turn their attention to books that will make lifelong fans out of elementary and middle-grade readers, with picks for both kids who have already discovered speculative fiction and those who have yet to discover it.


Sunday January 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
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1:00pm EST

25 Great YA Characters
A panel of YA experts share their favorites. You'll be sure to leave with new books for your reading list!

Moderators
avatar for Margaret McGraw

Margaret McGraw

Editor/Author
Margaret S. McGraw is co-editor of the Predators in Petticoats anthology (Black Cat White Cat Books, 2020), as well as two anthologies about the wildest West that never was: Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier (Falstaff Books, 2017) and The Weird Wild West (eSpec Books, 2015... Read More →

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Sunday January 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
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