Our program for 2011 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 soup to nuts (heavy on the nuts) and our speakers include artists, writers, editors, costumers, fans, gamers, pros, amateurs, scholars, scientists, and musicians.
- Interview and Q&A with * (GoH)
- Q&A with * (Editor GoH)
- Technique Demonstration with * (Artist GoH)
- Interview with * (Fan GoH)
- Concert with * (Filk Guest)
SCIENCE MINI TRACK
- Working in the Space Industry panel
PANELS & PRESENTATIONS
- A wide range of topics and perspectives, including Con Art Shows, Craziest Space Travel Ideas, Food & Fantasy, and more!
READINGS, KAFFEKLATSCHES, CONCERTS, AND AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS
WORKSHOPS & DEMOS
- ApolloCon Writers Workshop
- Scotch Tasting
- Dancing for Geeks
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 *.
SATURDAY NIGHT MASQUERADE & SHOW
Our show kicks off with *, followed by our * annual Masquerade featuring wonderful costumes both in and out of competition. During competition judging, *. All this entertainment starts at 8pm Saturday in the Seattle Ballroom. Seating opens at 7:45pm.
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 fifth annual ApolloCon Masquerade!
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 "Skip Thruster and the Doomsday Machine" and stars Brian Gray as Skip and Anne K.G. Murphy as Kitty. 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), * will be appearing in:
- special one-hour reading slot (Saturday)
- formal autograph session (Saturday)
APOLLOCON FRIDAY CONCERT
We kick-off the weekend at 8pm Friday in Seattle I with a concert featuring *. A once-in-a-lifetime show!
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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