ApolloCon 2007
ApolloCon 2007 Programming

Our program for 2007 will include a variety of panels, presentations, and lectures, as well as our Friday Concert and the Saturday Masquerade and Show (including a new installment of Skip Thruster: Space Detective!)

Our topics range from Art to Zombies and our speakers include artists, writers, editors, costumers, fans, gamers, pros, amateurs, scholars, scientists, and musicians.

2007 FEATURES

  • Q&A with C.S. Friedman (GoH)
  • Interview with David G. Hartwell (Editor GoH)
  • Portfolio slide show with Jeff Sturgeon (Artist GoH)
  • Interview with A.T. Campbell, III (Fan GoH)
  • Concert with Graham & Becca Leathers (Filk Guests)

SCIENCE MINI TRACK

  • John Cramer - Quantum Physics
  • Paul Abell - Asteroids
  • Kandy Jarvis - Space Vehicle
  • Working in the Space Industry panel

PANELS & PRESENTATIONS

  • A wide range of topics and perspectives, including Writing 101, Late Night Ghost Stories, Putting Science in Science Fiction, Fairy Tale Ink, and more!

WORKSHOPS & DEMOS

  • ApolloCon Writers Workshop
  • Docent tour with Jeff Sturgeon
  • Recording Workshop with Graham Leathers
  • Guitar Workshop with Becca Leathers
  • Costuming Workshop (Working with Duct Tape)

INTENSE GEEKERY

  • Scotch Tasting
  • Chocolate Tasting
  • Fiber Fans Spin'n'Stitch
  • Belly-dancing with Ravenar
Feature Programming

APOLLOCON WRITERS WORKSHOP

The ApolloCon Writers Workshop is a peer-critique workshop for which participants have submitted a short story or novel excerpt in advance that will be critiqued by all other participants in a round-robin fashion. The workshop facilitators are Amy Sisson, whose stories have appeared in the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds anthologies and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Raymund Eich, whose stories have appeared in Odyssey and Neverworlds.

SATURDAY NIGHT MASQUERADE & SHOW

Once again, Ravenar will open our show with a fabulous belly dance, followed by our fourth annual Masquerade featuring wonderful costumes both in and out of competition. During competition judging, Bennie Grezlik and his hand-picked cast will perform a new installment of Skip Thruster: Space Detective! All this entertainment starts at 8pm Saturday in the Seattle Ballroom. Seating opens at 7:45pm.

RAVENAR

Ravenar will perform their Fantasy Chicks show at Saturday night in the Seattle Ballroom to open the Masquerade. Ravenar performs both traditional belly dance and themed shows for science fiction conventions. They have performed in Philadelphia, Toronto, San Jose, Boston, Seattle, Dallas and conventions throughout the Midwest.

MASQUERADE

ApolloCon's formal Masquerade on Saturday night features a display stream and a competition stream in order to maximize participation. Costumes not eligible for competition are invited to enter the display stream, and may still be eligible for presentation awards. All awards are determined by our panel of distinguished judges.

Costumes must pre-register for the masquerade, preferably by 3pm Saturday afternoon, and Muster begins at 7pm in Scottsdale. Full rules and registration forms are available in the Ops Office and on the website. Early registrations should be dropped off in the Ops Office before 3pm. Late registrations may be brought to the Muster. (We strongly advise early registration as it helps us plan the show to everyone's best advantage!)

Join us Saturday night in the Seattle Ballroom for our fourth annual ApolloCon Masquerade!

SKIP THRUSTER

Please join us for a Skip Thruster: Space Detective! ApolloCon Radio Theater play Saturday night in the Seattle Ballroom during the costume contest judging. This year's play is called "Murder in the Consuite." Our heroes must solve the case of a (mostly) dead audience volunteer. The suspects? Four other audience volunteers caught munching in the ConSuite while the body chills (sort of). Dum, dum, dum!. Skip Thruster is the brainchild of author Bennie Grezlik. (A special casting call for Skip Thruster will be held Saturday afternoon. Check the schedule for details)

GUEST OF HONOR FEATURE ITEMS

As well as various panels (check schedule for details), C. S. Friedman will be appearing in:
  • a Friday earlybird kaffeeklatchs
  • a Q&A session (Saturday)
  • a special one-hour reading slot (Saturday)
  • a formal autograph session (Saturday)

INAUGURAL APOLLOCON BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Our Fan GoH A.T. Campbell, III leads a one-off book group discussing C.S. Friedman's In Conquest Born. Come prepared to share your thoughts on reading In Conquest Born. (Limited space available)

APOLLOCON FRIDAY CONCERT

We kick-off the weekend at 8pm Friday in Seattle I with a concert featuring Graham & Becca Leathers, followed by a full-stage version of Selina Rosen's "Yard Dog Press Traveling Road Show." A once-in-a-lifetime show!

APOLLOCON 101

Want a crash course in Science Fiction and Fantasy fandom? Or at least a crash course in ApolloCon? Pick up a copy of the ApolloCon 101 course guide (available in the Ops Office) and follow the instructions. Pursue associate, ordinary, and honors level achievement in Spec Fic Fandom! Show us your finished course work to receive a completion certificate (by mail), and a chance to win a special prize. Participation is limited. First come, first enrolled!

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Programming and guests subject to change without notice