Archon 30 Programming Schedule

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Hours of Operation

Registration (Gateway Center)
Thursday 3pm-10pm
Friday 9am-Midnight
Saturday 9am-Midnight
Sunday 9am-3pm
(after-hours registration in Holiday Inn Con HQ, Exec Conf 1)
Con Suite (Holiday Inn)
Thursday 5pm thru Sunday 4pm
Art Show (Gateway Center)
Thursday 5pm-10pm (Artists Reception 8pm-10pm)
Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Saturday 5pm, Art Auction Starts
(Art Show open after Auction for pickup/checkout)
Sunday 10am-Noon (sales & buyer pickup/checkout)
Sunday Noon-3pm (Artist Checkout)
(check schedule outside the art room for times of special events)
Dealers Room (Gateway Center)
Friday 2pm-8pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-2pm
Open Filking (Holiday Inn, suite 441)
Thursday evening, time TBA
Friday evening, time TBA
Saturday evening, time TBA
Gaming (Holiday Inn)
Thursday 6pm thru Sunday 4pm
(registration opens 5pm Thursday, 9am Friday thru Sunday)
Gaming (Gateway Center)
Thursday 6pm-Midnight
Friday 10am-Midnight
Saturday 10am-Midnight
Sunday 10am-4pm
Literary Beers (Holiday Inn Cigar Bar)
Various times beginning at 3:30pm daily; see programming schedule
Advance sign-up required; sign up in Holiday Inn Con HQ (Executive Conference Room 1)
Video 1 & 2 (Holiday Inn)
Thursday 4pm thru Sunday 4pm
Video 3 (Gateway Center)
Thursday 4pm-Midnight
Friday 9am-Midnight
Saturday 9am-Midnight
Sunday 10am-4pm


THURSDAY

 3:00pm  GC - New Lobby    Archon 30 Registration Opens

 4:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    Would You Like to Play a Game? - A discussion of the different types of games that will be played this weekend: Jon Bancroft, Britt Eubanks

               GC - Ballroom D6   SF& F on TV - Will it ever work or is SF doomed to be cult TV forever?: George R.R. Martin(M), Lee Martindale, Sandra C. Morrese, Barbara M. Hodges

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Open Play (3 hours)

               GC - LaSalle   (GoH) Generating SF & Fantasy Ideas: Maya Bohnhoff

               GC - Marquette A   Small Press - Starting Place or Pitfall: Elizabeth Donald(M), Mark Tiedemann, Haley Elizabeth Garwood, Joy Ward

               GC - Mississippian   (GoH) Marketing Fantasy Art: Alan Gutierrez(M), Mitch Foust, William J. Hodgson, Ron Lizorty

               HI - Monroe   Reading: Henry Melton

 5:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    Reliving the Renaissance - A look at the St. Louis Ren Faire: Terry Sofian, Shannon Copeland, Dev Hanke

               GC - Ballroom B   Art Show Opens; Miniatures Contest Opens

               GC - Ballroom D4   (Gaming) Steve Jackson Games' Pirate Legos (all day)

               GC - Ballroom D6   (GoH) So You Want to be a Con-Chair? - How to get into con running from the experts: Chris "Tyger" Roth(M), Steve Norris, Margene Bahm, jan howard finder, Pierre Pettinger

               GC - Illini   (GoH) Developing Memorable Characters: Robin Wayne Bailey(M), M.R. Sellars, Joy Ward, Mark Tiedemann, Richard C. White

               GC - LaSalle   (GoH) Jump Start Your Mind - Avoiding writer's block: Maya Bohnhoff

               GC - Main Hallway   Masquerade Registration Opens

               GC - Marquette A   SF/Fantasy Jeopardy: Van Plexico, host

               GC - Mississippian   (GoH) Once Upon a Time - Fantasy and Fairy Tales - the Same Thing?: Elizabeth Moon(M), Lee Martindale, Peter Bradley, Brent Chumley, Mel Tatum, Mickie Mueller

               GC - New Lobby   Gaming Registration Opens

               GC - Old Lobby   Artists' Alley Opens

               GC, HI   The Qerth Treasure Hunt (Part 1) - Hex Games' new fantasy parody (Various Locations, see Gaming Registration for details): Hex Games

               HI - Lawn   Amtgard Demonstrates BattleGames (2 hours): The Duchy of Western Gate

               HI - Monroe   Reading: Barbara M. Hodges

 6:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    (GoH) Electronic Rights - Are they being too literal?: Lee Martindale(M), Haley Elizabeth Garwood, Rich Zellich, Barbara M. Hodges, Robin Wayne Bailey

               GC - Ballroom D5   Forgotten or Neglected SF and Fantasy Authors and Their Works: Lloyd Kropp(M), John Brooks, M.R. Sellars, Rich Horton

               GC - Ballroom D6   (GoH) Cover Art - How to Make You NEED to Buy That Book: Allison Stein(M), Peter Bradley, Alan Gutierrez, Mitch Foust

               GC - Illini   Filking 101 - Folk music by fans: Jeff Bohnhoff(M), Gary Hanak

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   Autographs (1/2 hour): Deborah Millitello, Sandra C. Morrese, Sara M. Harvey, Donald Mead

               GC - LaSalle   Who Needs a Scarf - A discussion of the new seasons of Dr. Who: Rob Levy(M), Cindy Appel, Mike Cole, Steve Swope, Cathy Swope

               GC - Marquette A   (Young Adult) Round Robin Reading, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince": Cindi Gille-Rowley, Henry Melton, Mike "Missouri" Smith, Donna Bakke, Mel Tatum

               GC - Mississippian   Science Fiction and Fantasy Dogs - We know every spaceship and station has at least one cat, but what about man's best friend?: Joy Ward

               HI - Monroe   Reading: Thomas M.K. Stratman

 6:30pm  GC - LaSalle Lobby    Autographs (1/2 hour): John Sies, Elizabeth Donald, Thomas M.K. Stratman, Richard C. White, Elonka Dunin

 7:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    Creating Your On-Stage Character: Bruce Hinterleitner(M), Bruce Mai, Nora Mai

               GC - Ballroom D6   You Puts Your Money Down, You Takes Your Chances - Collecting Game Cards: Doug Ferguson(M), Ryu Cope, Chris Tenney

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Movie, "Robots" [PG] Starring Ewan McGregor, Robin Williams (1.5 hours)

               GC - Illini   Not Quite American Idol - Karaoke (4.5 hours): Chris Brady, Teresa Brady, Marty Pierce

               GC - LaSalle   (GoH) Opening Ceremonies: Michelle Zellich, Steve Norris, Elizabeth Moon, Alan Gutierrez, jan howard finder (The Wombat), Steve Johnson/Hex Games, Billy West, Gypsy Ames, Jeff Bohnhoff, Maya Bohnhoff, Vic Milán, Robin Wayne Bailey

               HI - Monroe   Reading. "A Prisoner's Welcome": Shane Moore

 8:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    (GoH) Meet the Media Guest of Honor: Billy West

               GC - Ballroom B   (Art Show) Artists' Reception (2 hours)

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) Alternative Materials: Kevin Dulle(M), Pierre Pettinger, Sandy Pettinger, Doc Trammel

               GC - Ballroom D6   (GoH) So, You've Written the Great American Novel - Now What? - A discussion of various ways to get published: Jenny Evans(M), Vic Milán, Dev Hanke, Cindy Appel, Sara M. Harvey

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   Autographs (1/2 hour): Ryu Cope, Rich Horton, Joy Ward, Haley Elizabeth Garwood, Mitch Foust

               GC - LaSalle   Hogwarts Open House (2 hours): Cindi Gille-Rowley, Mark Rowley, Mike Evans

               GC - Marquette A   (GoH) Living in the Shadow (The Spouse's Panel): Diana Bailey(M), Jeff Bohnhoff, Mary Ann Melton, Mary Sies

               GC - Mississippian   Forming and Running a Writers Critique Group - Get help forming your own group: Donald Mead

               HI - Ballroom A   Retro Film Show - Not Your Average Disney (16mm Movies, 2 hours): Carrie Odum

               HI - Ballroom A   Movie list - "Steamboat Willie", "Robinson Crusoe Mickey", "Our Friend the Atom", "Mars and Beyond", "Grand Canyon Suite", "V.D. Attack Plan"

               HI - Calhoun   Reading - Winner of Archon's Amateur Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Contests: Winner of Archon's Amateur Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Contests

               HI - Monroe   Poetry Reading: Laura LeHew

 8:30pm  GC - LaSalle Lobby    Autographs (1/2 hour): Barbara M. Hodges, M.R. Sellars, Mark Tiedemann, Henry Melton

 9:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    Finding Serenity - "Firefly" goes full-length, but is hardly serene: Matt Ackerman(M), Tony Mast, Deborah Millitello, Sara M. Harvey

               GC - Ballroom D5   Can Fandom Survive? - Every hobby and fraternal group is having trouble recruiting and keeping members - any suggestions?: Steve Norris(M), Donna Bakke, Rich Zellich, Jim Murray, Cheryl Medley

               GC - Ballroom D6   (GoH) The Tolkien Primer - Written and visual masterpieces?: Dev Hanke(M), Van Plexico, Jeff Bohnhoff, jan howard finder

               GC - Marquette A   (GoH) Why I Draw: Alan Gutierrez(M), Matthew Morrese, Brent Chumley, John Sies, Mickie Mueller

               HI - Ballrooms C,D   Dance (till you drop)

10:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    (Gaming) Adult Gaming - Bringing R and XXX to Life, Without Plot Loss: Hex Games

               GC - Ballroom D5   Telling a Story with Pictures as Well as Words - Comics and Graphic Novels: Peter Bradley(M), Dev Hanke, Van Plexico, Mitch Foust

               GC - Ballroom D6   (GoH) The Theory and Art of Flirting: jan howard finder

               GC - LaSalle   (Filk) The Great Luke Ski in Concert (2 hours): Luke Ski

               GC - Marquette A   Wikipedia - Multiplayer Web Game? Thousands of volunteers, millions of articles; come find out why it's so much fun: Elonka Dunin

               GC - Mississippian   Bedtime Stories - What's good in Young Adult fiction? (Recommended for parents & teachers): Jenny Evans(M), Mel Tatum, Deborah Millitello, Barri L. Bumgarner, Rich Horton

11:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    (Costuming) Late Night Lace - Costuming for late-night con wear?: Nora Mai(M), Dev Hanke, Pierre Pettinger, Sandy Pettinger, Cathy Swope

               GC - Ballroom D6   Vampires and Werewolves and Things that go Bump in the Night: Richard C. White(M), Lee Martindale, Judi Cook, Elizabeth Donald, Cheryl Medley

               GC - Marquette A   Why DO You Hide the Nudes in the Back? Discussion on censorship of art at SF cons: Susan Bolhafner(M), John Kaufmann, Kim Fritts, Brent Chumley, Pam Burton

               HI - Ballroom A   Retro Film Show - Potpourri - Rarities and Oddities (16mm Movies, 2+ hours): Carrie Odum

               HI - Ballroom A   Movie list - "Bad Dog", "Bob Hope - Command Performance" (1943), "Chinese Fantasy", "The Critic" (with Mel Brooks), "Crocodile Thrills", "Filming the Fashions" (1933), "Gertie the Dinosaur" (1904), "It's an OK Life" (narrated by Mashall Efron), "Lady Fishbourne's Complete Guide to Better Table Manners",

               HI - Ballroom A   "One-Eyed Men are Kings", "Sky", "The Fuz" (by Ralph Bakshi), "Mr. Hyde", "American Time Capsule" (by Charles Braverman), "Bizet's Carmen" (by Lotte Reineger), "Minnie the Moocher" (with Betty Boop and Cab Calloway), "Great American Student" (Coronet compilation of educational films)

FRIDAY

 9:00am  GC - New Lobby    Archon 30 Registration Opens

               GC - New Lobby   Gaming Registration Opens

               GC, HI   The Qerth Treasure Hunt (Part 2) - Hex Games' new fantasy parody (Various Locations, see Gaming Registration for details): Hex Games

10:00am  GC - Ballroom A    Astronomical Art - An Historical Analysis: Mitch Bentley

               GC - Ballroom B   Art Show Opens; Miniatures Contest Opens - Various Times, Various Artists - Come visit with the artists and pick up some pointers (Check back often)

               GC - Ballroom D4   (Gaming) Steve Jackson Games' Pirate Legos (all day)

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) Making Lace: Nancy Mildebrandt

               GC - Ballroom D6   SF on DVD - What's available and what would we like to see?: Laure LeHew(M), Barbara M. Hodges, Susan Baugh, Mel Tatum

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Open Play (2 hours)

               GC - Center Hall B   (Costuming) What is the Archon Masquerade? - Introduction and backstage tour: Sheila Lenkman(M), Scott Corwin, Masquerade Crew

               GC - Illini   30 Years of Archon Memories: Mike McFadden(M), Jim Bakke, Judi Cook, John Novak, Ray Van Tilburg, Donna Bakke

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   Autographs: TBD

               GC - Main Hallway   Masquerade Registration Opens

               GC - Marquette A   Getting Started in the Dealers Room: Nancy Hathaway(M), Hank Luttrell, Mitch Foust, Jon "Mr. Wonderful" Stadter, Butch Honeck

               GC - Mississippian   SF TV of the Last 20 Years - "Tripping the Rift", "Star Trek", "Futurama", "Quantum Leap", "Firefly", "Stargate": Mike "Missouri" Smith(M), Les Haven, Michel Burkhart, J.D. Streett IV, Luke Ski

               GC - Old Lobby   Artists' Alley Opens

11:00am  GC - Ballroom A    "Lost" Roundtable: Elonka Dunin, host

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) (GoH) Meet the Archon 30 Costuming Guest of Honor: Gypsy Ames

               GC - Ballroom D6   Shared Worlds - Writing in someone else's fantasy: Robin Wayne Bailey(M), Vic Milán, George R.R. Martin, Mark Tiedemann, Selina Rosen

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Open Play

               GC - Illini   If I Lived by the Hellmouth - All things Josh Whedon: Linda Wyatt(M), Matt Ackerman, Judi Cook, Sara M. Harvey

               GC - LaSalle   (Play) Rehearsal: Trans Iowa Canal Company

               GC - Marquette A   Fantasy Takes a Special Voice: Barbara M. Hodges(M), Howard Andrew Jones

               GC - Mississippian   Is Genre Art a Good Investment?: William J. Hodgson(M), Rebecca McDannold, Doug Ferguson, Mitch Bentley, Allison Stein

Noon     GC - Ballroom A    Crossing the Line - Taking the fantasy of Harry Potter as real: Cindi Gille-Rowley(M), Tom Shippey, Barri L. Bumgarner, Rachael Mayo

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) Fiber Arts: Karen Heim(M), Nora Mai, Karen McFerran

               GC - Ballroom D6   (GoH) How do You Research What Isn't Real?: Elizabeth Moon(M), Maya Bohnhoff, Mark Tiedemann, Selina Rosen, Joy Ward

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Movie - "Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (G), starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum (1.75 hours)

               GC - Illini   A Room Party to Remember - It's more than beer in the bathtub: Rich Zellich(M), Jim Murray, Margene Bahm, Bruce Mai, Les Haven

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   (GoH) Autographs (1/2 hour): Terry Sofian, Gypsy Ames, Jeff Bohnhoff, Peter Bradley

               GC - LaSalle   These Are a Few of My Favorite Things - Zombies, pirates, robots, bug-eyed monsters, dinosaurs: Keith Berdak(M), Mitch Foust, Joey Froehlich, Matt Ackerman, Luke Ski, Shane Moore

               GC - Marquette A   It's Like Shakespeare, Only With Rayguns - Stealing from the best: Michel Burkhart(M), Michales Joy, Doug Ferguson, Mike "Missouri" Smith

               GC - Mississippian   Poetry vs. Lyrics - Similarities and Differences: Gary Hanak(M), Laura LeHew, Joey Froehlich, Luke Ski

               GC - Monroe   (GoH) Reading: Vic Milán

               HI - Ballroom D   (Young Adult) Make & Take Wooden Models (Limited to 12 people): John Brooks

 1:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    (GoH) Funny Voices To Go With Funny Faces - Could You Be A Voice Actor? An American Idol-type contest (2 hours): Judges Billy West, Luke Ski

               GC - Ballroom B   (Art Show) Live Model Drawing - You bring the paper and media, we'll supply the model(s)

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) Stage Movement: Bruce Hinterleitner(M), Bruce Mai, Nora Mai

               GC - Ballroom D6   Wielding the Blue/Red Pencil - A look at editing by editors: Lynn Stranathan(M), Howard Andrew Jones, Ruth Souther, Lee Martindale

               GC - Illini   Strapping on the Chainmail Bikini: Michales Joy(M), Haley Elizabeth Garwood, John Perkins, Linda Wyatt

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   (GoH) Autographs (1/2 hour): Butch Honeck, Steve Johnson, John Kaufmann, Laura LeHew

               GC - LaSalle   Using the Web to Promote Your Work: Keith Stokes(M), Rachael Mayo, Mitch Bentley, Marella Sands, Jon Klement, Barbara M. Hodges

               GC - Marquette A   (GoH) Making the Jump from Short Stories to Novels: Maya Bohnhoff(M), Mark Tiedemann

               GC - Mississippian   Writing for Young Adults - How Hard can it Be?: Deborah Millitello(M), George R.R. Martin, Henry Melton, Mel Tatum, Barri L. Bumgarner, Bennie Grezlik

               HI - Ballroom D   Paranormal Fiction - Cross Genre SF & Fantasy: Cheryl Medley(M), Elizabeth Donald, Cindy Appel, Jenny Evans

               HI - Hospitality   A Laying on of Hands - Massage and You (2 hours): Michael Baugh

               HI - Monroe   Reading: Lloyd Kropp

 1:30pm  GC - LaSalle Lobby     Autographs (1/2 hour): Ron Lizorty, Rachael Mayo, Henry Melton, Van Plexico

 2:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    (Costuming) (GoH) Blowing Up Scale Patterns: Gypsy Ames

               GC - Ballroom D6   (GoH) If It's Digital, Is It Still Art?: Alan Gutierrez(M), Brent Chumley, Kim Fritts, Mitch Bentley, John Kaufmann

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Edible Art - Make real art out of real food: Jon "Mr. Wonderful" Stadter, Steve Bolhafner

               GC - Center Hall A   (Gaming) International Game Debut - Vampire or Pirate?, at the Hex Games Dealers Table: Hex Games

               GC - Center Hall A   Dealers Room Opens

               GC - Illini   Is the Space Race Starting Another Lap? - Are Europe, India, China giving Russia and the U.S. a needed push?: Ross Hathaway(M), Frank A. Smith, Bennie Grezlik

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   Autographs (1/2 hour): Sandra Santara, Luke Ski, Mike "Missouri" Smith, Jack Snyder

               GC - LaSalle   (GoH) Music and Magic: Maya Bohnhoff(M), Mickie Mueller, Rich Horton, Sean Parrack

               GC - Marquette A   Funny Bones - Humor in SF & F: Keith Berdak(M), Jeff Bohnhoff, Lee Martindale

               GC - Mississippian   Is Small Press Taken Seriously?: Mr. Sellars, Joey Froehlich, Haley Elizabeth Garwood, Barbara M. Hodges, Cindy Appel, Michales Joy

               HI - Monroe   Reading - "Dragon's Avenger": E.E. Knight

 2:30pm  GC - LaSalle Lobby    (GoH) Autographs (1/2 hour): Linda Wyatt, Robin Wayne Bailey, Bill Clemente

 3:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    The 6th Sense - Psychics and SF: Nancy Nutt(M), M.R. Sellars, Cindy Appel

               GC - Ballroom B   (Art Show) (GoH) The Artist Guest of Honor looks at the Archon 30 Art Show - Guided Tour (Limit 10, Pre-Registration Required): Alan Gutierrez

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) Costumers' Roundtable: St. Louis Costumers Guild (SLCG)

               GC - Ballroom D6   (Filk) (GoH) Is This How Weird Al Got Started? - Writing parody: Jeff Bohnhoff, Maya Bohnhoff

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Sketching with a Real Artist: Keith Berdak, John Kaufmann, Rachael Mayo, Matthew Morrese

               GC - Illini   Chills, Thrills, and Kills - A look at the horror genre: Thomas M.K. Stratman(M), John Perkins, Matt Ackerman, Joey Froehlich, Elizabeth Donald, Terry Sofian

               GC - LaSalle   Celtic Dance with Stage Presentations: Margene Bahm

               GC - Marquette A   The Shape of Things to Come - Archon 31, the 9th Occasional NASFIC: Steve Norris(M), Michelle Zellich, Les Haven, Rich Zellich

               GC - Mississippian   Open DDR (3 hours)

               HI - Ballroom D   (Gaming) World Building 101: Hex Games

               HI - Lawn   Amtgard Demonstrates BattleGames: The Duchy of Western Gate

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): Haley Elizabeth Garwood

 3:30pm  HI - Hotel Bar    Literary Beer - Spend a half hour one-on-one while enjoying fandom's favorite beverage (Pre-Registration Required): Lynn Stranathan

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): Mike Oliveri

 4:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    The Darkness Before the Storm - Where is J.K. Rowling taking Harry Potter?: Cindi Gille-Rowley(M), Mel Tatum, Linda Wyatt

               GC - Ballroom B   (Art Show) Sharpie Shoot-Out - Markers & sketchpads at 5 paces (drawing cartoons): Invitational for All Artists

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) (GoH) Fabric Modification: Gypsy Ames(M), Pierre Pettinger, Sandy Pettinger

               GC - Ballroom D6   Meet the Pod People - Local pod-casters tell you about themselves: Dan Repperger, Tony Mast, Ryu Cope

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Fun with Play Doh: Butch Honeck, Ron Lizorty, Erin Ackerman, Jon "Mr. Wonderful" Stadter

               GC - Illini   (Young Adult) (GoH) My Precious - Tolkien for Teens: Tom Shippey(M), Henry Melton, jan howard finder, Dev Hanke, Marella Sands

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   (GoH) Autographs (1 hour): George R.R. Martin, Elizabeth Moon, Alan Gutierrez

               GC - LaSalle   (Play) "Pirates of the Caribbean - You Don't Know Jack"; Captain Jack Sparrow and a handful of others have been abandoned on a deserted island by their crew. In an attempt to escape, they place a message in an empty bottle of Beam's Choice. The bottle returns with an offer of help. But to the castaway's surprise, it's signed "Captain Jack": Trans Iowa Canal Company

               HI - Ballroom D   Retro Film Show - Claymation & Stop-Motion Animation (16mm Movies, 2+ hours): Carrie Odum

               HI - Ballroom D   Movie list - "Claymation" (Will Vinton), "The Bead Game" (Ishu Patel), "Fiddle De Dee" (Norm McLaren), "Fire", "Juke Bar", "Komposition en blau" ("Composition in Blue"), "Rapunzel" (Ray Harryhausen), "Tchou Tchou, Pas de deux" (Norm McLaren),

               HI - Ballroom D   "Waltzing Mathilda", "Blaze Glory", "Journey to a Star", "Creation" (narrated by James Earl Jones), "Formula One Car Racing" (Sports Lego), "Mark Twain's Diary of Adam and Eve" (Will Vinton)

               HI - Hotel Bar   Literary Beer - Spend a half hour one-on-one while enjoying fandom's favorite beverage (Pre-Registration Required): Mark Tiedemann

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): M.R. Sellars

 4:30pm  HI - Hotel Bar    Literary Beer - Spend a half hour one-on-one while enjoying fandom's favorite beverage (Pre-Registration Required): Selina Rosen

               HI - Monroe   Reading: Sara M. Harvey

 5:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    (GoH) Meet the Media Guest of Honor/Q&A: Billy West

               GC - Ballroom B   (Art Show) Through an Alien's Eyes - How would humans look from out there?: William J. Hodgson(M), Brent Chumley, Jim Murray, Peter Bradley, John Sies

               GC - Ballroom D5   If You Build It, They Will Come - Baseball in real life is almost stranger than science fiction: Rick Wilber(M), Chris Tenney, Dev Hanke, John Novak

               GC - Ballroom D6   (Costuming) What is CostumeCon 25 in 2007?: St. Louis Costumers Guild (SLCG)

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Snowball Fight

               GC - Illini   At Least Starbuck Still Smokes Cigars: Les Haven, Van Plexico, Mike McFadden, Patricia McFadden

               GC - LaSalle   (GoH) Tales of the SFWA Musketeers: Robin Wayne Bailey(M), Elizabeth Moon, Selina Rosen, Lee Martindale

               GC - Marquette A   Singularity - Is It Coming and Will We Know When It Arrives? - Discussion of the concept of the technological singularity as proposed by Vernor Vinge and Raymond Kurzweil: Bennie Grezlik(M), Allison Stein, Tom Meserole, Rich Zellich

               HI - Hotel Bar   Literary Beer - Spend a half hour one-on-one while enjoying fandom's favorite beverage (Pre-Registration Required): J.D. Streett IV

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): Marella Sands

 5:30pm  HI - Hotel Bar    Literary Beer - Spend a half hour one-on-one while enjoying fandom's favorite beverage (Pre-Registration Required): Lloyd Kropp

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): Mel Tatum

 6:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    Saving the Universe One Girl at a Time - The space opera reigns supreme: Wayne Skiver, Nancy Nutt, Jim Murray, Rich Horton

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) Making Felt: Nancy Mildebrandt

               GC - Ballroom D6   Introduction to Podcasting (part 1 of 3) - What makes it unique and how it's changing the SF, fantasy, and gaming worlds: Cast of Fear the Boot

               GC - Illini   Fact and Fiction of the DaVinci Code: Elonka Dunin

               GC - Marquette A   (GoH) Fanzines in the 21st Century: Diana Bailey(M), jan howard finder, Howard Andrew Jones, Matt Ackerman, Mike McFadden

               GC - Mississippian   SF & Fantasy Literature Jeopardy: Van Plexico

               HI - Monroe   Reading, "Blackwater Ghosts" (1/2 hour): Terry Sofian

 6:30pm  HI - Monroe    Reading (1/2 hour): Jon Klement

 7:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    Burning Man - Tom Seymour's World-Famous Slide Show (2 hours): Tom Seymour

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) Sewing Fake Fur: Chris "Tyger" Roth(M), Daren Bost, Spike Norton

               GC - Ballroom D6   Building the Perfect Beast - Your Ultimate Computer: Elonka Dunin(M), Henry Melton, Jim Bakke, Bob Perry

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Open Play

               GC - Illini   Bringing Nightmares to Life - The Art of Horror: John Perkins(M)

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   Banquet/Dinner Theater "Over the Barrel" (1.5 hours; Banquet ticket-holders only): Mike "Missouri" Smith, Florence Achenbach

               GC - Mississippian   (Gaming) LARP Meeting - Mandatory for all participants: Britt Eubanks

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): Joy Ward

 8:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    (Costuming) Costuming for Larger People: Lily Burns(M), Karen McFerran

               GC - Ballroom D6   Cult Movies We Love to Hate: John Brooks(M), Sandra C. Morrese, Bobbi Meserole, Judi Cook, Linda Wyatt

               GC - Illini   Who Are You? Dr. Who's triumphant return: Mike Dugan(M), John Rosenauer, Steve Swope, Rob Levy

               GC - Marquette A   Relax, We're Only Here for the Bheer (2 hours): John Novak(M), M.R. Sellars, Jim Bakke, Marella Sands

               GC - Mississippian   We Like Being Scared!: Mike Oliveri(M), Cullen Bunn, Thomas M.K. Stratman, Elizabeth Donald, Joey Froehlich

               HI - Ballrooms C,D   Fat Friday Masqued Ball (Logan's Run/Dance till you drop - "Run, Runner!")

 8:30pm  GC - LaSalle Lobby    Archon Hall of Fame Awards and GoH Speeches (everyone welcome; no ticket required)

 9:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    POTC3K - The popular Pirates of the Caribbean "Interactive" movie weirdness (3 hours)

               GC - Ballroom D5   Living History: Dave Kanoy(M), Henry Osier

               GC - Ballroom D6   Meet Me in St. Louis - Setting your story in your home town: Cindy Appel(M), Glen Cook, Laurell K. Hamilton, M.R. Sellars, Barri L. Bumgarner

               GC - Illini   What Happens When Your Collection Takes Over: Linda Zang(M), Tony Mast

               GC - Mississippian   The State of Comics Today: Richard C. White(M), Dev Hanke, Mike Oliveri, Van Plexico, Mitch Foust, Mike McFadden, Wayne Skiver

10:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    (Costuming) Anime/Cosplay Costuming: Ally(M), Aurora, Heather, Saeru

               GC - Ballroom D6   Arming Your Character - Writing realistic weaponry: Shane Moore(M), Mike Oliveri, Lee Martindale, Richard C. White, Dev Hanke

               GC - Illini   Living Under the Gun - Will the human race last long enough to have a future?: Steve Lopata(M), Daniel Stratmann, Keith Berdak, Howard Andrew Jones, Parris

               GC - Marquette A   Space Race - Why is SF so White?: Selina Rosen(M), Tom Seymour, Bennie Grezlik, Mark Tiedemann

               GC - Mississippian   Fangirls Gone Wild! How and Why I Got Into Fandom: Parris(M), Diana Bailey, Nancy Hathaway, Margene Bahm, Nancy Nutt

11:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    Is "Supernatural" More Than the Monster of the Week?: Linda Wyatt(M), Matt Ackerman, Erin Ackerman, Patricia McFadden

               GC - Ballroom D6   Writing Sex Into Your Story - The "ins and outs" of eroticism: Cindy Appel(M), Elizabeth Donald, Zo Ann Levy, Robin Wayne Bailey, Vic Milán, Jen Schumacker

               GC - Marquette A   Miss Manners' Guide to Gadget Etiquette - Using your cell phone in the toilet is really tacky: J.D. Streett IV(M), Bennie Grezlik, David Heck, Mike Oliveri, Frank A. Smith

               HI - Pool   (Gaming) Knome Baptism: Hex Games

Midnite  HI - Calhoun    (Gaming) Dead Gamers Society - Free form group discussion of the "philosophy of gaming" in everyday life: Jason Carter

SATURDAY

 9:00am  GC - Cahokian    (Children's) - Open Play (2 hours)

               GC - New Lobby   Archon 30 Registration Opens

               GC - New Lobby   Gaming Registration Opens

               GC, HI   The Qerth Treasure Hunt (Part 3, Ultimate Showdown) - Hex Games' new fantasy parody (Various Locations, see Gaming Registration for details; till 7pm): Hex Games

10:00am  GC - Ballroom A    Space Elevator 101: Frank A. Smith

               GC - Ballroom B   Art Show Opens; Miniatures Contest Opens; Various Times, Various Artists - Come visit with the artists and pick up some pointers (Check back often)

               GC - Ballroom D4   (Gaming) Steve Jackson Games' Pirate Legos (all day)

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) (GoH) Color Theory: Gypsy Ames

               GC - Ballroom D6   Just the Facts, Ma'am - Writing believable crime and mystery stories: Barri L. Bumgarner(M), Susan Baugh, Elizabeth Donald, Rick Wilber, Shane Moore

               GC - Cahokian   (CHildren's) Kids DDR (no one over 12; 2 hours): Darrell Flynn

               GC - Center Hall A   Dealers Room Opens

               GC - Illini   (Young Adults) Fun With Play Doh: Ron Lizorty, Kim Fritts

               GC - LaSalle   Myth & Religion in Ancient Egypt: Lloyd Kropp

               GC - Main Hallway   Masquerade Registration Opens

               GC - Marquette A   Star Trek at 40!!? (1.5 hours): Tom Meserole(M), Margene Bahm, John Novak, Doug Ferguson, Judi Cook, Richard C. White

               GC - Mississippian   Reading, "A Song of Ice and Fire" (2 hours; Q&A follows): George R.R. Martin

               GC - Old Lobby   Artists' Alley Opens

               HI - Ballroom D   Science Fiction Research Study, Session 1, Section 1 - Be a part of a serious scientific study and earn $5 to boot: Joel T. Nader (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)

               HI - Calhoun   Science Fiction Research Study, Session 1, Section 2 - Be a part of a serious scientific study and earn $5 to boot: Joel T. Nader (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)

               HI - Hospitality   (GoH) Roger Tener's 10am Panel - Coffee and Donuts in Hospitality with our Official Roger Tener Stand-In: jan howard finder

11:00am  GC - Ballroom A    (GoH) What I did on my Summer Vacation in Middle-Earth (Slide Show, 2 hours): jan howard finder

               GC - Ballroom B   (Art Show) Building Your Art Portfolio: William J. Hodgson, Mitch Bentley, Mike Cole, Sandra Santara, Paul Daly

               GC - Ballroom D5   Furry Fandom for Newbies: Daren Bost(M), Spike Norton, Chris "Tyger" Roth

               GC - Ballroom D6   The Changing Face of Fiber Art - It's Not Your Grandmother's Quilt Anymore: Karen McFerran (Otterhill Studios)

               GC - Illini   Design Considerations for Lunar Manufacturing: David Heck (The Moon Society)

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   Autographs: Mel Tatum, Jon Klement, John Sies, Lynn Stranathan

               GC - LaSalle   (GoH) Is Genre TV Getting Better?: J.D. Streett IV(M), Tom Seymour, Billy West, Jack Snyder, Linda Wyatt

               HI - Ballroom D   Cut and Thrust Sword of Achilie Marozzo - A Hands-on Class (equipment provided): T.J. Harmon, Dan Harszy

               HI - Calhoun   (Young Adult) Learn to Sketch: Brent Chumley, Patricia McFadden, Pam Burton

               HI - Lawn   Team Phantasm Combat Robot Demo: Warren Williams, Team Phantasm

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): Lee Martindale

11:30am  GC - LaSalle Lobby    (GoH) Autographs: Vic Milán, Lloyd Kropp, Tom Shippey, Michales Joy

               HI - Monroe   Poetry Reading (1/2 hour): Joey Froehlich

Noon     GC - Ballroom B    (Art Show) Guided Tour of the Art Show (Limited to 10; Pre-Registration Required): Brent Chumley

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) Movement in Fur: Spike Norton(M), Daren Bost, Chris "Tyger" Roth

               GC - Ballroom D6   That's the Way We've Always Done It! Is fandom trapped by tradition?: Les Haven(M), Margene Bahm, Susan Baugh, Jim Bakke, Erin Ackerman, Parris

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Edible Art - Real art made with real food: Jon "Mr. Wonderful" Stadter, Steve Bolhafner

               GC - Illini   Podcasting - The Creative Process (part 2 of 3) - Finding your voice, keeping material compelling and original, getting up on the net, bringing in listeners: Fear the Boot

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   Autographs (1/2 hour): Allison Stein, Luke Ski, Alan Gutierrez, Richard C. White, Brent Chumley

               GC - LaSalle   (Play) Interactive Improv Roll-Playing Game/Play (2 hours): Dragon's Keep

               GC - Marquette A   Charity Auction (Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, 2 hours)

               GC - Mississippian   You May Have Already Been Published - Some personal triumphs in writing: Elizabeth Moon(M), Lloyd Kropp, Cullen Bunn, Bennie Grezlik, Barbara M. Hodges, Wayne Skiver

               GC - New Lobby   Masquerade Registration Closes

               HI - Ballroom D   German Longsword - A Hands-On Class: Ted Kocot

               HI - Calhoun   Team Phantasm's Next Grand Challenge: Warren Williams

               HI - Hospitality   A Laying on of Hands, part 2 - Massage Techniques for Couples (2 hours): Michael Baugh

               HI - Lawn   Quidditch Demonstration: Potterheads Anonymous of Webster University

               HI - Monroe   Reading: Barri L. Bumgarner

12:30pm  GC - Center Hall B    Mandatory Masquerade Meeting - All Masquerade Contestants (2.5 hours): Sheila Lenkman(M), Scott Corwin, Masquerade Crew

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   Autographs (1/2 hour): Mark Tiedemann, Selina Rosen, Lee Martindale, M.R. Sellars

 1:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    Comicbook Jeopardy - Marvel vs DC: Van Plexico, host

               GC - Ballroom B   (Art Show) Live Model Drawing - You bring the paper and pencils, we'll supply the model(s)

               GC - Ballroom D5   Ice for the Colony - A look at how a permanent colony on the moon would get water: Bob Perry (The Moon Society)

               GC - Ballroom D6   (GoH) Reading/Q&A: Elizabeth Moon

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Sketching with a Real Artist: Mike Cole, John Kaufmann, Keith Berdak

               GC - Illini   Marketing Your Podcast: Tony Mast, Ryu Cope, Fanboy Smackdown

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   Autographs (1/2 hour): Cindy Appel, Marella Sands, Sandra C. Morrese, Glen Cook, E.E. Knight

               GC - Mississippian   An Hour with: Laurell K. Hamilton

               HI - Ballroom D   Single Rapier of Henry de Saint Didier - A Hands-on Class - Teaches a choreographed exersize from a manual written in 1573 (equipment provided): T.J. Harmon, Dan Harszy

               HI - Lawn   Quidditch Match (2 hours): Potterheads Anonymous of Webster University

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): Deborah Millitello

 1:30pm  GC - LaSalle Lobby    (GoH) Autographs (1/2 hour): Maya Bohnhoff, Jeff Bohnhoff, John Perkins, Jack Snyder

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): Carolyn Ives Gilman

 2:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    (GoH) Slide Show (2 hours): Alan Gutierrez

               GC - Ballroom B   (Art Show) The Alphabet in an Hour (Invitational Contest) - Draw and color an alphabet in an hour with colored pencils

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) Masks: Bruce Hinterleitner(M), Deech Mestel, Steve Swope

               GC - Ballroom D6   "The Eye of Argon" - Jim Theis' Masterpiece as a Round-Robin Reading: Diana Bailey, Selina Rosen, Jim Bakke, Keith Berdak, Mike McFadden

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Instant Costuming: Chris "Tyger" Roth, Tom Seymour, J.D. Streett IV, Linda Wyatt

               GC - Illini   The Great American Short Story - Does It Exist Anymore?: Mark Tiedemann(M), Sandra C. Morrese, Robin Wayne Bailey, Henry Melton, Donald Mead

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   Autographs (1/2 hour): Barri L. Bumgarner, Mike Oliveri, Mitch Bentley, Shane Moore

               GC - LaSalle   (Filk) (GoH) Concert: Jeff Bohnhoff, Maya Bohnhoff

               GC - Marquette A   Byron Kerman's World-Famous Trivia Contest: Byron Kerman

               GC - Mississippian   In the Beginning was the Word and it was "Machine Language" - History of the Internet: Rich Zellich(M), Steve Lopata, Darrell Flynn, Elonka Dunin

               HI - Ballroom D   (Gaming) Girl Gamers and Newbies - How do gaming groups attract good newbies and female role-players? Learn how to attract fresh blood and maybe convert your co-workers: Hex Games

               HI - Calhoun   (Young Adults) Make & Take Wooden Models (Limited to 12; may move to Hospitality if required)

               HI - Monroe   (GoH) Reading, "Riddles in the Dark" (SCARY - 10 and older only): jan howard finder

 2:30pm  GC - LaSalle Lobby    Autographs (1/2 hour): Steven Burgauer, Bill Clemente, Ryu Cope, Thomas M.K. Stratman, Haley Elizabeth Garwood

 3:00pm  GC - Ballroom B    (Art Show) (GoH) How to Bid at an Art Show Auction: Tom Meserole(M), Rich Zellich, Jim Murray, jan howard finder

               GC - Ballroom D5   (Costuming) (GoH) Lines and Balance (2 hours): Gypsy Ames

               GC - Ballroom D6   Comic Books - The Original Shared Worlds: Jon Klement, Mike McFadden, Paul Daly, Mike Oliveri, Cullen Bunn

               GC - Illini   Art Doesn't Have to be Flat: Kim Fritts(M), Butch Honeck, Sandra Santara, Rebecca McDannold, Nancy Hathaway

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   (GoH) Autographs (1 hour): George R.R. Martin, Laurell K. Hamilton, Elizabeth Moon, Robin Wayne Bailey

               GC - LaSalle   (GoH) Meet the Media Guest of Honor/Q&A: Billy West

               GC - Main Hallway   (Children's) Children's Masquerade

               GC - Mississippian   Zombie Squad Survival Workshop (2 hours)

               HI - Ballroom D   (Gaming) What's New at Steve Jackson Games - Learn all the top-secret stuff at this press conference: Mark Schmidt (SJGames MIB Control)

               HI - Hospitality   Ladies of the Red Dragon Red Hat Society - Open Meeting in Hospitality: Cheryl Medley, Marie Willbrand

               HI - Lawn   Amtgard Demonstrates BattleGames (2 hours): The Duchy of Western Gate

               HI - Monroe   Reading: Mark Tiedemann

 3:30pm  HI - Hotel Bar    Literary Beer - Spend a half hour one-on-one while enjoying fandom's favorite beverage (Pre-Registration Required): Tom Shippey

 4:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    Ain't That a Bite... - Why vampires still fascinate us: Laurell K. Hamilton(M), John Perkins, Elizabeth Donald

               GC - Ballroom B   Art Show Closes (Auction set-up); Miniatures Contest Closes (Judging Begins)

               GC - Ballroom D6   (Filk) (GoH) Let's Write a Filk Song: Gary Hanak(M), Luke Ski, Maya Bohnhoff, Jeff Bohnhoff

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Movie (1.75 hours) - "Nanny McPhee" (PG), starring Emma Thompson, Colin Firth

               GC - Illini   Zero G Manufacturing Trials: David Heck (The Moon Society)

               GC - Marquette A   (Young Adult) DDR Tournament (Ages 10-17 ONLY, 3 hours): Darrell Flynn

               HI - Ballroom D   Retro Film Show - Special Effects (16mm Movies, 2.5 hours): Carrie Odum

               HI - Ballroom D   Movie list - "Hardware Wars", "Classic Creatures", "Return of the Jedi", Making of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

               HI - Calhoun   Good and Bad Openings - Grabbing them in the first few sentences: Bill Clemente(M), Steven Burgauer, Michales Joy

               HI - Hotel Bar   Literary Beer - Spend a half hour one-on-one while enjoying fandom's favorite beverage (Pre-Registration Required): M.R. Sellars

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): Thomas M.K. Stratman

 4:30pm  HI - Hotel Bar    Literary Beer - Spend an hour one-on-one while enjoying fandom's favorite beverage (Pre-Registration Required): Tom Seymour

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): Barbara M. Hodges

 5:00pm  GC - Ballroom B    Art Auction Begins: Auctioneers jan howard finder, Jim Murray, Tom Meserole, Mitch Bentley, Thomas M.K. Stratman

               GC - Ballroom D5   He's in the Bar - The importance of the tavern in science fiction and fantasy: Bill Clemente(M), Les Haven, Howard Andrew Jones, Selina Rosen, E.E. Knight

               GC - Ballroom D6   Fannish Wills & Estate Planning: Jim Knappenberger

               GC - Illini   Lost Wax Casting: Butch Honeck

               GC - Mississippian   Collecting Anime Cels: Richard C. White

               HI - Hospitality   The Aging of Fandom - Our Annual Panel on Menopause (WOMEN ONLY!): Michelle Zellich(M), Cindi Gille-Rowley, Cheryl Medley, Donna Bakke

               HI - Hotel Bar   (GoH) Literary Beer - Spend a half hour one-on-one while enjoying fandom's favorite beverage (Pre-Registration Required): Robin Wayne Bailey

               HI - Monroe   Reading: Rick Wilber

 5:30pm  HI - Hotel Bar    Literary Beer - Spend a half hour one-on-one while enjoying =fandom's favorite beverage (Pre-Registration Required): Keith Berdak

 6:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    Yard Dog Press Road Show (2 hours): Selina Rosen(M), Keith Berdak, Bennie Grezlik, Mark Tiedemann, Allison Stein, Mel Tatum, Lee Martindale, et al

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Snowball Fight

               GC - Mississippian   Robotics and Unmanned Vehicles: Ross Hathaway(M), Warren Williams, Frank A. Smith

               HI - Calhoun   Growing UP Fannish: Tom Seymour(M), Patricia McFadden, Erin Ackerman, Matt Ackerman, Chris Tenney

 7:00pm  GC - Illini    Forgotten Writers - the Bottom Shelf: Glen Cook(M), Rich Horton, Howard Andrew Jones, Joy Ward, Steven Burgauer

               GC - Marquette A   Old Wives Tales & Urban Legends: Marella Sands(M), E.E. Knight, Bennie Grezlik, Peter Bradley, Richard C. White

               GC - Mississippian   Masquerade Photo Room Opens (or as soon as possible; 2+ hours)

 8:00pm  GC - Ballroom D6    The Grande Masque Video Overflow Room (watch via projection video)

               GC - Center Hall B   The Grande Masquerade

               GC - Illini   "Hitler in Oz" and Other Really Bad Ideas: Ruth Souther(M), Selina Rosen, Lee Martindale

               GC - Marquette A   Oooh, You Hit my Dogma with Your Karma: M.R. Sellars(M), Mark Tiedemann, John Novak, Van Plexico, John Perkins

 9:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    Science Fiction Theme Songs - Not just a 3-hour tour: Lee Martindale(M), Mel Tatum, Barri L. Bumgarner, Mark Tiedemann

               GC - Illini   It's Not Your Grandpa's Comic Book - Graphic novels: Ryu Cope(M), Hank Juttrell, Mitch Foust

               HI - Ballrooms C,D   Dance (till you drop)

10:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    "The Man With the Screaming Brain" - My favorite movies: John Novak(M), John Brooks, John Perkins, Joey Froehlich

               GC - Illini   Arrrr - Pirates of the Internet: Mike Oliveri(M), Jim Bakke, Mitch Bentley

11:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    Breathing New Life Into Vampires: Mel Tatum(M), Richard C. White, Thomas M.K. Stratman, Judi Cook, Joey Froehlich

               GC - Marquette A   Independent Film Making: Ryu Cope(M), Tom Seymour, Jack Snyder, Gwen Cope, Ron Lizorty

               HI - Ballrooms C,D   The Great Luke Ski's Special Concert (during the dance): Luke Ski

SUNDAY

 9:00am  GC - New Lobby    Archon 30 Registration Opens

               GC - New Lobby   Gaming Registration Opens

10:00am  GC - Ballroom A    (GoH) Writing the "Big Series": George R.R. Martin(M), Laurell K. Hamilton, Elizabeth Moon

               GC - Ballroom B   Art Show Opens; Miniatures Contest Opens

               GC - Ballroom D4   (Gaming) Steve Jackson Games' Pirate Legos (all day)

               GC - Ballroom D5   SLCG/CC25 Open Meeting and Elections - St. Louis Costumers Guild (2 hours): SLCG, CC25

               GC - Ballroom D6   Promoting Your Convention: Nancy Hathaway(M), Jon Bancroft, John Sies, Elonka Dunin, Pierre Pettinger, Jim Murray

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Open Play

               GC - Center Hall A   Dealers Room Opens

               GC - Illini   Why Read Reviews?: Rich Horton(M), Keith Stokes, Cullen Bunn, Hank Luttrell, Bill Clemente

               GC - LaSalle   Non-Denominational Services (2 hours): Reverend Daniel Stratmann

               GC - Marquette A   Drawing Something You've Never Seen: Pam Burton(M), Rachael Mayo, John Perkins, Sean Parrack, Ron Lizorty

               GC - Mississippian   Using SF & Fantasy to Teach: Jon Klement(M), Sara M. Harvey, Lynn Stranathan, Haley Elizabeth Garwood, Mel Tatum, Tom Shippey, Jenny Evans

               GC - Old Lobby   Artists' Alley Opens

               HI - Monroe   (GoH) Reading: Robin Wayne Bailey

11:00am  GC - Ballroom A    Recreating Your Favorite Character from TV, Anime, or the Movies: Steve Swope(M), Pierre Pettinger, Sandy Pettinger, Judi Cook, Bruce Mai

               GC - Ballroom D6   Building Cloud City: Bob Perry (The Moon Society)

               GC - Illini   Harry Potter's Fan Fiction: Cindi Gille-Rowley

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   (GoH) Autographs: George R.R. Martin, Laurell K. Hamilton, Elizabeth Moon, Alan Gutierrez

               GC - Lawn   (Children's) Rocket Science Can Be Fun and Easy: J.D. Streett IV, Tom Seymour, Jon "Mr. Wonderful" Stadter, Steve Bolhafner

               GC - Marquette A   (Gaming) So You Want to Publish Your RPG? - The pitfalls, perils, and Heartbreak of game publishing - Give up now before it's too late: Hex Games

               HI - Ballroom D   Anime Series You Should Know - "Aeon Flux", "Last Exile", "Cowboy Bebop", "Tenchi", "Trigun": Brian Lan, John Donigan

               HI - Monroe   (GoH) Reading: Maya Bohnhoff

Noon     GC - Ballroom A    Theocratic Dictatorships - The new boogieman or rehash of "Dune"?: Sandra C. Morrese(M), Henry Melton, Joey Froehlich, Shane Moore, Rich Horton

               GC - Ballroom D5   Archon 30 Masquerade Show and Tell/Wrap-up (2 hours): Sheila Lenkman(M), Masquerade Contestants, Masquerade Crew

               GC - Ballroom D6   "Gameheads", the Movie: Gwen Cope, Ryu Cope

               GC - Cahokian   (Children's) Open Play

               GC - Illini   St. Louis Science Fiction Society Open Meeting: Michelle Zellich (President)

               GC - LaSalle   (GoH) Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" - The Best Buddy Story Ever Written?: Tom Shippey(M), jan howard finder, Marella Sands, Van Plexico

               GC - Marquette A   A Little Romance: Deborah Millitello, Laura LeHew, Sara M. Harvey, Haley Elizabeth Garwood, E.E. Knight

               GC - Mississippian   Science Fiction Research Study, Session 2 - Be a part of a serious scientific study and earn $5 to boot: Joel T. Nader (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)

               HI - Ballroom D   Retro Film Show - Special Effects (16mm Movies; 2.5 hours): Carrie Odum

               HI - Ballroom D   Movie list - "Dick Smith - Make-up Artist", SPFX - The Making of "The Empire Strikes Back", From "Star Wars" to "Jedi" - Making of a Saga

               HI - Hospitality   Volunteer's Pizza Party with the Pro's: All Volunteers, All Pro's, Archon Committee

               HI - Lawn   SCA Armored and Rapier Combat Practice (2 hours): SCA

               LaSalle Lobby   (GoH) Autographs (1/2 hour): Maya Bohnhoff, Gypsy Ames, William J. Hodgson, Michales Joy, Keith Berdak

12:30pm  GC - LaSalle Lobby    Autographs: Barri L. Bumgarner, Cullen Bunn, Pam Burton, Mike Cole

 1:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    "Pirates of the Caribbean II", or How I Kept Johnny Depp Wet & Other Stories (Slide Show; 2 hours): Tom Seymour

               GC - Ballroom D6   Podcasting - The Nuts and Bolts (part 3 of 3) - The technical aspects of producing a podcast: Cast of Fear the Boot

               GC - Illini   CIA Open Meeting - Come discuss the new Dr. Who: Mike Dugan, John Rosenauer, Rob Levy

               GC - LaSalle   (GoH) The Filk Guests of Honor in Concert: Jeff Bohnhoff, Maya Bohnhoff

               GC - Marquette A   The Red Menace in Space - SF's predicting political change: Nancy Nutt, Bill Clemente, Carolyn Ives Gilman

               GC - Mississippian   M.A.M.E. Arcade Machine (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) - How to build your own personal arcade machine: Tim Darr(M), Ben Hollenbonner, Parker Day

               HI - Hospitality   (GoH) Hands, Feet, and Heads - Massaging the extremities: jan howard finder, Michael Baugh

               HI - Monroe   Reading, "Setting Suns" (Aliens, sea monsters, demons, teddy bears, and more! Free Chocolate!): Elizabeth Donald

 1:30pm  GC - LaSalle Lobby    Autographs (1/2 hour): Ruth Souther, Jon "Mr. Wonderful" Stadter, J.D. Streett IV, Rick Wilber

 2:00pm  GC - Ballroom D5    You're Going to Cover my Face in What? - Introduction to life-casting (2 hours): Doc Trammel

               GC - Ballroom D6   (GoH) Japanese Cultural Reference in Anime: Alan Gutierrez(M), Richard C. White, Brian Lan, Jen Schumacker

               GC - Illini   Fandom is a Way of Life?: Keith Stokes(M), Diana Bailey, Jim Bakke, Nancy Nutt, Hank Luttrell, Parris

               GC - LaSalle Lobby   (GoH) Autographs: jan howard finder, Joey Froehlich, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Dev Hanke

               GC - LaSalle   One-More-Time! - The Great Luke Ski in Concert: Luke Ski

               GC - Marquette A   Famous Unsolved Codes: Elonka Dunin

               GC - Mississippian   The State of British SF Telly: Mike Dugan, John Rosenauer, Rob Levy

               HI - Lawn   Amtgard Demonstates BattleGames (2 hours): The Duchy of Western Gate

               HI - Monroe   Reading (1/2 hour): Bennie Grezlik

 3:00pm  GC - Ballroom A    Monster Theory - How monsters are used by society for good or evil in comics, TV, and movies: James Bosomworth(M), Tom Seymour

               GC - Ballroom D6   The Obligatory "Star Wars" Panel: Steve Swope(M), Cathy Swope, Tony Mast

               GC - Marquette A   These Panels Suck - Archon's annual gripe session: Steve Norris, Jeanne Norris, Michelle Zellich, Rich Zellich

 4:00pm  GC - LaSalle    (GoH) Closing Ceremonies: Michelle Zellich, Steve Norris, Elizabeth Moon, Alan Gutierrez, jan howard finder (the Wombat), Steve Johnson/Hex Games, Billy West, Gypsy Ames, Jeff Bohnhoff, Maya Bohnhoff, Vic Milán, Robin Wayne Bailey

 5:00pm  SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH - SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AT ARCHON 31, THE 9TH OCCASIONAL NASFIC


Pre-Announced Parties

Atomic Squash Party
Thursday night

SLUGS World Tour of Beverages
Thursday night

"MTP" - Mojo Tasting Party - preview of Saturday's Visioncon Mojo party
Friday night

The Five Ring party
Friday night

Zombie Squad
Friday & Saturday nights

Joe Allen
Saturday night

Springfield, MO's Visioncon's Mojo party
Saturday night (in the Courtyard?)

The Williams Party
Saturday night

Hex Games (?)
night(s)?

The Revolution, "We drink out of love"
night(s)?

Elizabeth Pilarcik
night(s)?


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Last update: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 by Rich Zellich