2016 Panelist Schedule

Our final schedule can be found below with panelists listed in alphabetical order.

Please see 2016 Programming Schedule for a list of panels in alphabetical order.

 

2016 Convention map:
2016 Ramada MALCon Map

 


Aaron Michael Ritchey (12 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Greatest Godzilla Movie (Helms Deep)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Future of Kaiju (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Writing in the 21st Century: What can we do now that we couldn’t do before? (The Shire)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Religion in SF/F Outside the Western World (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Going with the Flow (Kings Landing)
Sat, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Whedonverse (Serenity)
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Trope if You Want To (Serenity)
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Doctor Who Discussion (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, When They Tell You They’re Too Old or Too Young (The Shire)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Marketing for Writers (Serenity)
Sun, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Humor in the Modern Action Story (The Shire)
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Pitching to the Editor (The Shire)


Aaron Spriggs (5 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-6:20 PM, Creating Multi-Cultural Steampunk Characters (Kings Landing)
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Anansi – Trickster God and Story Teller (Kings Landing)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Insects in Mythology (The Shire)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Steampunk v. Post Apocalypse: Common Ground? (Helms Deep)
Sun, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Writing Animals in Fiction (Serenity)


Amity Green (9 panels):
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Sex and Violence in YA Literature (Serenity)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, The Price of Magic (Nevernever)
Fri, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, It’s Alive! (Kings Landing)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Writing from Life’s Lessons (Serenity)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Sympathetic Villains (Helms Deep)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Going with the Flow (Kings Landing)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Writing the Supernatural (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, Oh, the Horror! (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, When They Tell You They’re Too Old or Too Young (The Shire)


Ana MacDonell (1 panels):
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, My Little Pony Fashion (Lawrence, KS)


Andrew Hallam (4 panels):
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Inside Middle Earth (The Shire)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Silmarillion on Film? (The Shire)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Lord of the Rings: Myth or Mythopoetic (The Shire)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Lord of the Rings: Digging Deeper (The Shire)


Billy Van Ark (5 panels):
Sat, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Geek Crafts (The Shire)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Chainmaille 101 (Gallifrey)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, How to Write Circular Gallifreyan (Nevernever)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Westercon 71 (McAnallys Pub)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Chainmaille 101 (Serenity)


Brian Ziman (5 panels):
Sat, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Science Fiction or Science Fact (Serenity)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Severus Snape: It’s all about Me (The Shire)
Sat, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Strong Female Characters in Harry Potter (Nevernever)
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Inside Middle Earth (The Shire)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Harry vs Harry Debate (Kings Landing)


Bryan and Baxter (1 panels):
Sun, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Ask a Paranormal Investigator (Helms Deep)


Cam Peters (1 panels):
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Epic Rap Battles of Literature! (Helms Deep)


Carolyn Kay (8 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-6:20 PM, Creating Multi-Cultural Steampunk Characters (Kings Landing)
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Is It True You Always Have Story Ideas? (Kings Landing)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Dresden Files Theories (Serenity)
Sat, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, Story in an Hour (Serenity)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Merging Steampunk and Fantasy (Helms Deep)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Things You Wouldn’t Believe (Helms Deep)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Mixed Genre Authors and Writing (Kings Landing)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Making Heroines Even Better (Kings Landing)


Catherine Winters (3 panels):
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, What to Do With That First Manuscript (Serenity)
Sat, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, Book and Media Tie-Ins (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, I Wrote Something! Now What? (Lawrence, KS)


Chaz Kemp (11 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-6:20 PM, Creating Multi-Cultural Steampunk Characters (Kings Landing)
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Hollywood and the Comic Book Industry (Serenity)
Fri, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Late Night Artist Chat: Audience Questions (The Shire)
Fri, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, Steampunk in Fiction: Is London Dead? (Helms Deep)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Is Digital Art Cheating? (The Shire)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Dresden Files Theories (Serenity)
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Diversity in Fandom (Kings Landing)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Merging Steampunk and Fantasy (Helms Deep)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Fan Art: From Parody to Plagiarism (Kings Landing)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Pursuing Your Dreams in Writing, Art and everything else (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Overcoming Creative Fears (Kings Landing)


Christopher Katava (3 panels):
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Critique Groups: Care and Feeding Without Getting Your Hand Bitten (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Learn to Love Your Writing (Serenity)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Magical Abilities in Fiction: Fact or Fiction (Helms Deep)


Courtney Farrell (4 panels):
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, The Price of Magic (Nevernever)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Describing Sex in YA Literature: Where is the Line? (Kings Landing)
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, What is Our Fascination With the Undead? (The Shire)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, When They Tell You They’re Too Old or Too Young (The Shire)


Cynthia Settje (1 panels):
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Corsets Q&A: Tightlacing, Waist Training, and Myths (Kings Landing)


Dame Ursula Wiffenpott (1 panels):
Sat, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Tea Dueling (Gallifrey)


Dave Ploense (1 panels):
Fri, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, UnPub Game Demos hosted by SpyGlass Games (Serenity)


DeLace Munger (3 panels):
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Inside Middle Earth (The Shire)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Silmarillion on Film? (The Shire)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Lord of the Rings: Digging Deeper (The Shire)


Dr. Karen Stollznow (1 panels):
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, How to be a Psychic (Nevernever)


Dr. Tim Slater (1 panels):
Sat, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, Hogwarts O.W.L. Astronomy Test Prep-Class (The Shire)


Emily Godhand (6 panels):
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Polyamory and Non-monogamy in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Serenity)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Better Halves: Spotlighting the Sidekicks (Serenity)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Characters Are Who, Not What (Kings Landing)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Ow, My Spleen! (The Shire)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, LGBTQ+/QUILTBAG Characters and Situations (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Making Heroines Even Better (Kings Landing)


Eneasz Brodski (3 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-6:20 PM, Trials and Triumphs of Short Fiction (The Shire)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Writing Combat in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Lawrence, KS)
Fri, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Creating the Anti-Hero (Helms Deep)


Erin Card (4 panels):
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Costuming 101 (The Shire)
Sat, 12:00 PM-1:50 PM, Electronics in Costumes & Props (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Crossplay & Genderbending: The Art of Cross-Gender Costuming (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Costume Contest (McAnallys Pub)


Galen Pereira (3 panels):
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Self Defense Against the Dark Arts (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Tai Chi Session (McAnallys Pub)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Tai Chi Session (McAnallys Pub)


Grey Havens YA (2 panels):
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Coping with Character Deaths (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Grey Havens YA on Youth in Fandom Culture (Lawrence, KS)


Ian Brazee-Cannon (6 panels):
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Costuming 101 (The Shire)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Sympathetic Villains (Helms Deep)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, God Made the Devil Too: Villians (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Doctor Who Discussion (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Chewie, We’re Home: Sequels and Remakes (Kings Landing)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Discussing Combat in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Kings Landing)


Ian Thomas Healy (5 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-6:20 PM, Creating Multi-Cultural Steampunk Characters (Kings Landing)
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, To Self Pub or Not: Is It Really Easy? (The Shire)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Sexy in Science Fiction (Serenity)
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, It Ain’t the Writing, It’s the Rewriting: The Power of Revision (Kings Landing)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Discussing Combat in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Kings Landing)


J.A. Campbell (7 panels):
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Critique Groups: Care and Feeding Without Getting Your Hand Bitten (Lawrence, KS)
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Building and Cultivating Your Creative Community (Helms Deep)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Get’r done: Fighting the Day Job (Helms Deep)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Creating a Writing System (Kings Landing)
Sat, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, How Not to Get Published (Helms Deep)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Age Appropriate Reading: Too Young, Too Old (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Writing Animals in Fiction (Serenity)


Jacob Mayfield (4 panels):
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Sex and Violence in YA Literature (Serenity)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Game Of Thrones: The TV Show Beyond the Books (Helms Deep)
Sat, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, Book and Media Tie-Ins (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, LGBTQ+/QUILTBAG Characters and Situations (Lawrence, KS)


Jan Scott-Frazier (2 panels):
Sat, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Meditation (Gallifrey)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Costume Contest (McAnallys Pub)


Jason Evans (6 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, So Charming, Not Creepy (Serenity)
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Historical Influences on Game of Thrones (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, Superheroes: Myths and Legends of the Modern Age (Kings Landing)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Epic Rap Battles of Literature! (Helms Deep)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, The Muse and the Devil (Room of Requirement)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Discussing Combat in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Kings Landing)


Jeff Arbrough (1 panels):
Fri, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, UnPub Game Demos hosted by SpyGlass Games (Serenity)


Jeffrey Cook (2 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Steampunk 101 (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Author Readings (15 min each) (Nevernever)


Jim Butcher (10 panels):
Fri, 6:30 PM-6:55 PM, Opening Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, VIP Speed Dating (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, Gosh Darn Fiasco! (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Merging Steampunk and Fantasy (Helms Deep)
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, It Ain’t the Writing, It’s the Rewriting: The Power of Revision (Kings Landing)
Sat, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, How Not to Get Published (Helms Deep)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Character Focused Storytelling (Helms Deep)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Discussing Combat in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Kings Landing)
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Jim Butcher Q & A (McAnallys Pub)
Sun, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, Closing Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)


Jim Humble (3 panels):
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Is Digital Art Cheating? (The Shire)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Fan Art: From Parody to Plagiarism (Kings Landing)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Gentle Suggestion: A Thoughtful Art Critique (Nevernever)


Joshua Sammons (3 panels):
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Inside Middle Earth (The Shire)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Silmarillion on Film? (The Shire)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Lord of the Rings: Digging Deeper (The Shire)


Kal Spriggs (7 panels):
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Writing Combat in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Get’r done: Fighting the Day Job (Helms Deep)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Sympathetic Villains (Helms Deep)
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, How to Kill Your Best Friends (And Get Away With It) (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Ow, My Spleen! (The Shire)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Mixed Genre Authors and Writing (Kings Landing)
Sun, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Humor in the Modern Action Story (The Shire)


Kathryn Renta (11 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Greatest Godzilla Movie (Helms Deep)
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Building and Cultivating Your Creative Community (Helms Deep)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, The Price of Magic (Nevernever)
Sat, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Ethics and Art (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Is Digital Art Cheating? (The Shire)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Commission Work: Designing Others’ Visions (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Great women authors of the past. (The Shire)
Sat, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Whedonverse (Serenity)
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, What is Our Fascination With the Undead? (The Shire)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, We Suffer for Your Art (Room of Requirement)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, The Muse and the Devil (Room of Requirement)


Keith DeCandido (7 panels):
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Writing Combat in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Self Defense Against the Dark Arts (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Great women authors of the past. (The Shire)
Sat, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Whedonverse (Serenity)
Sat, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, Book and Media Tie-Ins (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, How Not to Get Published (Helms Deep)
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Pitching to the Editor (The Shire)


Kevin Frost (5 panels):
Fri, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, Steampunk in Fiction: Is London Dead? (Helms Deep)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Podcasting (Kings Landing)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, How Much Weird Could a Weird-Western Go if a Weird Western Could Go Weird? (Serenity)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Learn to Love Your Writing (Serenity)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Steampunk v. Post Apocalypse: Common Ground? (Helms Deep)


Kimberly Kennedy (7 panels):
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Is It True You Always Have Story Ideas? (Kings Landing)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Get’r done: Fighting the Day Job (Helms Deep)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Body Image and Science Fiction & Fantasy (Nevernever)
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Trope if You Want To (Serenity)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Sexy in Science Fiction (Serenity)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Sherlock: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle vs BBC (Serenity)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Marketing for Writers (Serenity)


Kitty Krell (2 panels):
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Costuming 101 (The Shire)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Corsets Q&A: Tightlacing, Waist Training, and Myths (Kings Landing)


Linda Marie Evans (1 panels):
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, We Suffer for Your Art (Room of Requirement)


LJ Hachmeister (3 panels):
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Characters Are Who, Not What (Kings Landing)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Writing the story is the easiest part! (Kings Landing)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Learn to Love Your Writing (Serenity)


Lou J Berger (11 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-6:20 PM, Trials and Triumphs of Short Fiction (The Shire)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Going Down the Research Rabbit Hole (Helms Deep)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Better Halves: Spotlighting the Sidekicks (Serenity)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Creating a Writing System (Kings Landing)
Sat, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Whedonverse (Serenity)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Sticking the Landing: How to End Your (Serenity)
Sat, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, Story in an Hour (Serenity)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Writing the story is the easiest part! (Kings Landing)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Building the Perfect Plot (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Sherlock: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle vs BBC (Serenity)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Character Focused Storytelling (Helms Deep)


Max Slater (1 panels):
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Do You Know Harry Potter?: The Audience Quiz Bowl Game (Gallifrey)


Michael Knight (1 panels):
Fri, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, UnPub Game Demos hosted by SpyGlass Games (Serenity)


Michelle Reeves (1 panels):
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, My Little Pony Fashion (Lawrence, KS)


Mike Cervantes (8 panels):
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Hollywood and the Comic Book Industry (Serenity)
Fri, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, Steampunk in Fiction: Is London Dead? (Helms Deep)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Better Halves: Spotlighting the Sidekicks (Serenity)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Body Image and Science Fiction & Fantasy (Nevernever)
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Trope if You Want To (Serenity)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, God Made the Devil Too: Villians (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Learn to Love Your Writing (Serenity)
Sun, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Humor in the Modern Action Story (The Shire)


Nancy Kay Clark (4 panels):
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Polyamory and Non-monogamy in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Serenity)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Relationship, Sexual, and Gender Diversity in our Fandoms (Serenity)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Sexy in Science Fiction (Serenity)
Sun, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Writing Animals in Fiction (Serenity)


Nikki Ebright (3 panels):
Fri, 6:30 PM-6:55 PM, Opening Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Westercon 71 (McAnallys Pub)
Sun, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, Closing Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)


Nissa LaFete (7 panels):
Fri, 6:30 PM-6:55 PM, Opening Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, VIP Speed Dating (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Storytelling with Tomas O’Dreams (Serenity)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Grimm After Dark (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Storytelling with Tomas O’Dreams (The Shire)
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Faery Treasure Bag – Collection Prizes (Serenity)
Sun, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, Closing Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)


Pamela Nihiser (4 panels):
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, God Made the Devil Too: Villians (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, What is Our Fascination With the Undead? (The Shire)
Sat, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, Oh, the Horror! (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Chewie, We’re Home: Sequels and Remakes (Kings Landing)


Paul Lell (10 panels):
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, New Authors Anonymous (Kings Landing)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Sympathetic Villains (Helms Deep)
Sat, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Heroes and Monsters: What Separates the Two? (The Shire)
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Diversity in Fandom (Kings Landing)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Ow, My Spleen! (The Shire)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, LGBTQ+/QUILTBAG Characters and Situations (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Chewie, We’re Home: Sequels and Remakes (Kings Landing)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Character Focused Storytelling (Helms Deep)
Sun, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Feeding the Beast (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Magical Abilities in Fiction: Fact or Fiction (Helms Deep)


Peri Charlifu (7 panels):
Fri, 6:30 PM-6:55 PM, Opening Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, VIP Speed Dating (McAnallys Pub)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Establish Your Brand (Kings Landing)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Gentle Suggestion: A Thoughtful Art Critique (Nevernever)
Sun, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Teach an Old Artist a New Trick: What’s New? (Room of Requirement)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Moments Only an Artist Can Relate To (Room of Requirement)
Sun, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, Closing Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)


Quincy J. Allen (12 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, So Charming, Not Creepy (Serenity)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Going Down the Research Rabbit Hole (Helms Deep)
Fri, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, It’s Alive! (Kings Landing)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Writing from Life’s Lessons (Serenity)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Sympathetic Villains (Helms Deep)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Writing the Supernatural (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, Book and Media Tie-Ins (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Merging Steampunk and Fantasy (Helms Deep)
Sat, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, Oh, the Horror! (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Mixed Genre Authors and Writing (Kings Landing)
Sun, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Feeding the Beast (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Self publishing (Print and eBook) (Lawrence, KS)


Richard Friesen (8 panels):
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Anansi – Trickster God and Story Teller (Kings Landing)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Writing Combat in Science Fiction & Fantasy (Lawrence, KS)
Fri, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Creating the Anti-Hero (Helms Deep)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Describing Sex in YA Literature: Where is the Line? (Kings Landing)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Author Readings (15 min each) (Nevernever)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Characters Are Who, Not What (Kings Landing)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Relationship, Sexual, and Gender Diversity in our Fandoms (Serenity)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Building the Perfect Plot (Lawrence, KS)


Richard Malena (4 panels):
Fri, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Creating the Anti-Hero (Helms Deep)
Sat, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, Gosh Darn Fiasco! (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, God Made the Devil Too: Villians (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Monomyth: Everyone’s A Hero In Their Own Way (Helms Deep)


S. J. Tucker (6 panels):
Fri, 6:30 PM-6:55 PM, Opening Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, VIP Speed Dating (McAnallys Pub)
Fri, 8:30 PM-10:30 PM, Mad Hatter’s Madcap Party (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Sooj Unplugged (Kings Landing)
Sun, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM, Sirens in the Spotlight: Music for Mermaids (McAnallys Pub)
Sun, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, Closing Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)


Sam Knight (10 panels):
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Sex and Violence in YA Literature (Serenity)
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Is It True You Always Have Story Ideas? (Kings Landing)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Creating a Writing System (Kings Landing)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Writing the Supernatural (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, Book and Media Tie-Ins (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, How Much Weird Could a Weird-Western Go if a Weird Western Could Go Weird? (Serenity)
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, What is Our Fascination With the Undead? (The Shire)
Sat, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, How Not to Get Published (Helms Deep)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Age Appropriate Reading: Too Young, Too Old (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Overcoming Creative Fears (Kings Landing)


Sandra Wheeler (1 panels):
Sat, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Writing Jobs That Aren’t Writing Fiction (McAnallys Pub)


Sarin Tatroe (7 panels):
Sat, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Ethics and Art (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Is Digital Art Cheating? (The Shire)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Commission Work: Designing Others’ Visions (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Fan Art: From Parody to Plagiarism (Kings Landing)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Organizing the Studio (The Shire)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Pursuing Your Dreams in Writing, Art and everything else (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Overcoming Creative Fears (Kings Landing)


Sawyer Slater (1 panels):
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Serenity vs. FireFly: The Audience Quiz Bowl Game (Helms Deep)


Scott Beckman (5 panels):
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Establish Your Brand (Kings Landing)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, New Authors Anonymous (Kings Landing)
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, How to Kill Your Best Friends (And Get Away With It) (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Characters Are Who, Not What (Kings Landing)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Self publishing (Print and eBook) (Lawrence, KS)


Sean Patrick Fannon (9 panels):
Fri, 6:30 PM-6:55 PM, Opening Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, VIP Speed Dating (McAnallys Pub)
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Games and Fandom Tie Ins (Nevernever)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, The Price of Magic (Nevernever)
Fri, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, So You Want to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business (The Shire)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, GMing 101 (The Shire)
Sat, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM, Savage Rifts: The Garnet Town Gambit (Nevernever)
Sun, 12:00 PM-3:50 PM, Savage Rifts: No Zealot Like a Convert (Nevernever)
Sun, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, Closing Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)


Sifu Kisu (2 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-6:20 PM, Avatar: The Last Airbender Interactive Session with Experts (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Avatar: The Last Airbender Performance and Teaching (McAnallys Pub)


Sifu Manny (2 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-6:20 PM, Avatar: The Last Airbender Interactive Session with Experts (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Avatar: The Last Airbender Performance and Teaching (McAnallys Pub)


Stace Johnson (11 panels):
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Critique Groups: Care and Feeding Without Getting Your Hand Bitten (Lawrence, KS)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Polyamory and Non-monogamy in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Serenity)
Fri, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Verse in the ‘Verse: Poetry and the Firefly Universe (Nevernever)
Sat, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Science Fiction or Science Fact (Serenity)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Commission Work: Designing Others’ Visions (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Writing in the 21st Century: What can we do now that we couldn’t do before? (The Shire)
Sat, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Heroes and Monsters: What Separates the Two? (The Shire)
Sat, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, Story in an Hour (Serenity)
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Incorporating Familiar Yet Larger than Life Characters into Fictional Worlds (Helms Deep)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Learn to Love Your Writing (Serenity)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Marketing for Writers (Serenity)


Stant Litore (11 panels):
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Building and Cultivating Your Creative Community (Helms Deep)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Rewriting History with the Living Dead (The Shire)
Fri, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, Stant Litore Author Reading (Kings Landing)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget – Part I (Helms Deep)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Religion in SF/F Outside the Western World (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget – Part II (Helms Deep)
Sat, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget – Part III (Helms Deep)
Sat, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, Stant Litore Author Reading (Kings Landing)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, The Muse and the Devil (Room of Requirement)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Lord of the Rings: Myth or Mythopoetic (The Shire)
Sun, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Stant Litore Author Reading (Kings Landing)


Stephanie Slater (1 panels):
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Catastrophic Seasonal Climates in Game of Thrones (Serenity)


Tanya Hixon (2 panels):
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Polyamory and Non-monogamy in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Serenity)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Relationship, Sexual, and Gender Diversity in our Fandoms (Serenity)


Tawny Fritz (9 panels):
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Building and Cultivating Your Creative Community (Helms Deep)
Fri, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Late Night Artist Chat: Audience Questions (The Shire)
Sat, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Ethics and Art (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Game Of Thrones: The TV Show Beyond the Books (Helms Deep)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Commission Work: Designing Others’ Visions (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Strong Female Characters in Harry Potter (Nevernever)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Draw Off (Art Track) (The Shire)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Relationship, Sexual, and Gender Diversity in our Fandoms (Serenity)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Gender Challenges and Tropes (Serenity)


Tessa vonHilsheimer (1 panels):
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Word Magic: Defining Harry Potter’s World (Helms Deep)


The Doubleclicks (6 panels):
Fri, 6:30 PM-6:55 PM, Opening Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, VIP Speed Dating (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, Gosh Darn Fiasco! (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 9:00 PM-12:00 AM, Yule Ball with The Doubleclicks (McAnallys Pub)
Sun, 1:30 PM-2:20 PM, The Doubleclicks Concert (McAnallys Pub)
Sun, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, Closing Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)


Thomas A. Fowler (6 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Greatest Godzilla Movie (Helms Deep)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Establish Your Brand (Kings Landing)
Sat, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Writing Jobs That Aren’t Writing Fiction (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Future of Kaiju (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Epic Rap Battles of Literature! (Helms Deep)
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Overcoming Creative Fears (Kings Landing)


Tomas O’Dreams (7 panels):
Fri, 6:30 PM-6:55 PM, Opening Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, VIP Speed Dating (McAnallys Pub)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Storytelling with Tomas O’Dreams (Serenity)
Sat, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Grimm After Dark (Lawrence, KS)
Sun, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Storytelling with Tomas O’Dreams (The Shire)
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Faery Treasure Bag – Collection Prizes (Serenity)
Sun, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, Closing Ceremonies (McAnallys Pub)


Tonya L. De Marco (11 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, So Charming, Not Creepy (Serenity)
Fri, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, Costuming 101 (The Shire)
Sat, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM, Writing from Life’s Lessons (Serenity)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Writing in the 21st Century: What can we do now that we couldn’t do before? (The Shire)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Crossplay & Genderbending: The Art of Cross-Gender Costuming (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, Heroes and Monsters: What Separates the Two? (The Shire)
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Diversity in Fandom (Kings Landing)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Things You Wouldn’t Believe (Helms Deep)
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, Incorporating Familiar Yet Larger than Life Characters into Fictional Worlds (Helms Deep)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Modesty in Cosplay: Don’t Have to Show a Lot of Skin (Nevernever)
Sun, 3:00 PM-3:50 PM, My Little Pony Fashion (Lawrence, KS)


Travis Heermann (10 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-6:20 PM, Trials and Triumphs of Short Fiction (The Shire)
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Sex and Violence in YA Literature (Serenity)
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Going Down the Research Rabbit Hole (Helms Deep)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, What to Do With That First Manuscript (Serenity)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Better Halves: Spotlighting the Sidekicks (Serenity)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Sticking the Landing: How to End Your (Serenity)
Sat, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, How Much Weird Could a Weird-Western Go if a Weird Western Could Go Weird? (Serenity)
Sat, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Sexy in Science Fiction (Serenity)
Sat, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, It Ain’t the Writing, It’s the Rewriting: The Power of Revision (Kings Landing)
Sat, 11:00 PM-11:50 PM, Oh, the Horror! (Lawrence, KS)


Van Aaron Hughes (5 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-6:20 PM, Trials and Triumphs of Short Fiction (The Shire)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Game Of Thrones: The TV Show Beyond the Books (Helms Deep)
Sat, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Author Readings (15 min each) (Nevernever)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Great women authors of the past. (The Shire)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Sticking the Landing: How to End Your (Serenity)


Veronica Calisto (10 panels):
Fri, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, So Charming, Not Creepy (Serenity)
Fri, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Sex and Violence in YA Literature (Serenity)
Fri, 10:00 PM-10:50 PM, It’s Alive! (Kings Landing)
Sat, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, Science Fiction or Science Fact (Serenity)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, What to Do With That First Manuscript (Serenity)
Sat, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM, Religion in SF/F Outside the Western World (Lawrence, KS)
Sat, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Body Image and Science Fiction & Fantasy (Nevernever)
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Trope if You Want To (Serenity)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Insects in Mythology (The Shire)
Sun, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, Magical Abilities in Fiction: Fact or Fiction (Helms Deep)