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Friday, October 28
 

2:00pm

Accumulative Sculpture
Stop by the atrium and add your bit to the growing sculpture (like jenga, but we don’t take pieces away) or work on your own assemblage creation.

Moderators
CA

Carol Angel

Carol Angel is a pottery student, a collager, an assemblage art fan, and a determined recycler of useful stuff.

Friday October 28, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Atrium Stage Central Second Floor Atrium

4:00pm

SF/F Pictionary
Come grab a marker and sketch whatever you draw from the hat—a stick-figure unicorn or a swirly black hole … you can do it, and get your team to guess!

Moderators
KB

Karen Bjorn

Karen Bjorn has been enjoying MileHiCon since the late ’70s. She is a doodler (as she has not sold any of her artwork, shows in this convention's art room). She is also trying to get published in the SF/F or erotica field. She has a 16-year-old daughter who also enjoys this convention... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

4:00pm

Ten-Forward Mixer
Just getting started with programming? Come on by to meet some other con-goers, schmooze about your favorite authors and shows, and trade tips on which panels and programs to put on your must-see list. (Star Trek costumes applauded, but completely optional.)

Friday October 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Atrium Stage Central Second Floor Atrium

4:00pm

Trivia for Chocolate
Come and test your knowledge and be rewarded with chocolate. Trivia for all ages.

Moderators
avatar for Meg Ward

Meg Ward

Active Track Coordinator, MileHiCon
Meg Ward is a longtime science fiction enthusiast whose hobbies include roller derby, beer brewing, cryptography, convention running, and fiber arts. She resides in Denver with three cats, two geeks-in-training, and an equally geeky husband.

Friday October 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

5:00pm

Improvocation
Prepare to launch yourself into three days of creativity and camaraderie. Listen carefully and follow the directions for Poison Eye, Enemy Defender, and the ever-popular and goofy Bunny-Bunny-Bunny.

Moderators
TA

Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson. Adventurer, wizard, bovine hypnotist, billionaire playboy… all things he’d like to be if/when he grows up. He’d also like to control physics with his mind. (Wouldn't we all?) He works as part of the development team on Star Command: Galaxies, and has released several... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

5:00pm

PokeConMo: Catch Them All!
Test your real life pocket monster skills. We’ll have sci-fi and literary-themed pocket monsters of our own invention and some three-dimensional capture devices. Will you prove your prowess or will our monsters run away?

Moderators
avatar for Meg Ward

Meg Ward

Active Track Coordinator, MileHiCon
Meg Ward is a longtime science fiction enthusiast whose hobbies include roller derby, beer brewing, cryptography, convention running, and fiber arts. She resides in Denver with three cats, two geeks-in-training, and an equally geeky husband.

Friday October 28, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

5:00pm

Weaving Mats for Charity
Come help make woven cage mats for local animal shelters.

Moderators
RH

R.K. Hageman

R.K. Hageman is an ESL instructor, spinner, weaver, and writer working on a series of murder-mystery novels set in a mythical Colorado mountain college town, where the amateur sleuth/protagonist is the newest history professor. She has participated in NaNoWriMo events four times and... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 5:00pm - 6:50pm
Atrium Stage Central Second Floor Atrium

7:00pm

Locked Room
The holodeck has malfunctioned. Can you escape in time? This programming is aimed at our teenaged members, but all ages are welcome.

Moderators
avatar for Meg Ward

Meg Ward

Active Track Coordinator, MileHiCon
Meg Ward is a longtime science fiction enthusiast whose hobbies include roller derby, beer brewing, cryptography, convention running, and fiber arts. She resides in Denver with three cats, two geeks-in-training, and an equally geeky husband.

Friday October 28, 2016 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

7:00pm

Behind the Mask with Patty Pietu
Come make your own extraordinary leather mask. Learn secret mask making techniques to create that original costume piece or artwork. $30 materials fee.

Moderators
PP

Patty Pietu

Patty Pietu studied jewelry making in Europe for four years, while also honing her costume and mask making skills. She has been creating unique award-winning costumes for over 30 years—ranging from Mars suits and High Renaissance to all the costumes at the Scream in the Dark Haunted... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

8:00pm

Talespinner: Stories with Danyda Feldman
Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen while Danyda spins tales sure to delight all ages.

Moderators
DF

Danyda Feldman

Danyda Feldman is a professional storyteller, doll and fairy door artist, and professor of Transformational Linguistics. She has performed before the crowned heads of Europe (which were mounted on a shelf at the time). She is a member of the Mile High Polymer Clay Guild, Jane Austen... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

9:00pm

13th Annual MHC Critter Floatilla
Cheer on the diminutive but determined competitors as they hit the pool. See how well—and quickly— cardboard can float.

Moderators
JM

John Morse

Critter Crunch

Friday October 28, 2016 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Hotel Pool

10:00pm

Advanced Mask Making Class w/Patty Pietu
Make your own extraordinary leather mask. Learn new techniques to add a second layer with studs, brads and sewing. $30 materials fee.

Moderators
PP

Patty Pietu

Patty Pietu studied jewelry making in Europe for four years, while also honing her costume and mask making skills. She has been creating unique award-winning costumes for over 30 years—ranging from Mars suits and High Renaissance to all the costumes at the Scream in the Dark Haunted... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday October 29, 2016 12:00am
Chasm Creek B Second Floor
 
Saturday, October 29
 

9:00am

Coloring for All
Come start your morning off with a little coloring. Materials will be provided.

Saturday October 29, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

9:00am

Zombie in the Basement Drawing Workshop
Join Stan Yan for a reading of his book There’s a Zombie in the Basement, an interactive monster drawing workshop, and a Q&A session. Suitable for kids of all ages.

Moderators
SY

Stan Yan

Stan Yan is a Denver-based writer/illustrator and instructor who is probably best known as the “zombie caricature guy.” His work has been seen in Westword, and his recent credits include writing and/or illustrating for The Wang, SubCulture, Show Devils, and Vincent Price Presents... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

10:00am

Dr. Whoniverse Writing Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

A workshop for Whovians wanting to try their hand at writing fan fiction. First we’ll explore the legends of Gallifrey, the Timelords, and the Doctor. Then we will revisit those legends using Joseph Campbell’s ideas of the Hero’s Journey and the Monomyth to learn the secret to writing a great Doctor Who story. Lastly we’ll dive into the Character Generation and Worldbuilding Lab where we’ll create new characters, settings, and plot lines to inspire your future writing. Please bring your preferred writing tools. Suitable for preteens and up.

Moderators
RB

Richard Blake

Richard Blake is a full-time father and part-time educator who spends his life embracing the bleeding and bludgeoning edges of both science fiction and science education. As his alter ego Dok Science, Richard designs and delivers scifi-inspired STEM and writing programs to local elementary... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00am - 11:50am
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

10:00am

Junkyard Derby
Presented by the USS Pioneer Engineering Department
Take "Junkyard Wars" and a pinewood derby, mix 'em together, and you get the Junkyard Derby! Kids will have 1 hour to build a junk car out of parts we supply in a bucket (we will supply wheels and axles)

Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00am - 11:50am
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

10:00am

Paint Your Own Superhero/Comic Book
Kapow! Bam! Zock!! Everyone loves comic book words, so why not make your very own?  Create and take home your own awesome superhero/comic book-inspired painting in this beginner-friendly class! Our experienced instructor will guide and encourage you as you follow a series of simple steps. Recommended for ages 10 and up; children should be accompanied by an adult. Special MHC discount: $25/person. Seating is limited. Please note: registration is non-refundable (we cannot refund a missed class).

Moderators
avatar for Whimsical Whiskers

Whimsical Whiskers

Adopt your snuggly friend today!, Vendors Room - 21
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Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Atrium Stage Central Second Floor Atrium

10:00am

MileHiCon Mask Table, hosted by Julie Spradley
Visit the Mask Table in the hallway outside the art show to make your own beautiful feathered, furred, or glittery creation. Fun for kids and adults! There will be a special mask-parade at 7 pm before the main masquerade.

Moderators
JS

Julie Spradley

Julie Spradley is your crafty hostess at the Mask Table on Saturday. Stop by and let your creativity flower.

Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
hallway

11:30am

Solar Viewing with DAS
Sorin, members of the Denver Astronomical Society Join DAS for some solar viewing this afternoon, possibly with a look at Saturn in the daytime!

Moderators
DA

Denver Astronomical Society

The Denver Astronomical Society (DAS) promotes the enjoyment and understanding of astronomical phenomena, history and lore by providing educational and observing opportunities for our members, education to the general public, and outreach activities at the University of Denver’s... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
outside hotel to right/south of main hotel entrance

12:00pm

Self-Defense Seminar
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join us for the MileHiCon Self-Defense Seminar! Learn how to protect yourself in a fun, safe, comfortable environment. EVERYONE is welcome, regardless of experience, age, or athletic ability. Attendance limited to 20. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parent.

Moderators
avatar for Schuyler DuPree

Schuyler DuPree

Tang Soo Do Martial Arts
Schuyler DuPree is a five-time AAU National Champion and professional martial arts and self-defense instructor. He has taught practical self-defense to countless children and adults, including doctors, lawyers, scientists, teachers, military, law enforcement, and sci fi fans across... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Chasm Creek A, Chasm Creek B

1:00pm

Kiddie Kosplay: Dress Up Your Kid
Costuming for kids—everything from cute baby costumes to getting your teenager in on your group cosplay. Share tips, tricks, trials, and errors.

Moderators
avatar for Meg Ward

Meg Ward

Active Track Coordinator, MileHiCon
Meg Ward is a longtime science fiction enthusiast whose hobbies include roller derby, beer brewing, cryptography, convention running, and fiber arts. She resides in Denver with three cats, two geeks-in-training, and an equally geeky husband.

Participants
IB

Ian Brazee-Cannon

Ian Brazee-Cannon is a writer, film maker, game designer, podcaster, and father. His short stories have been published in The Fifth Di..., Wondrous Web Worlds, Forgotten Worlds, Tales of the Talisman, May-December Publications' anthology, Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy, and the shared... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh is an artist and maker based in the Denver area specializing in decorative and functional pottery, and fantasy and historical sartorial arts. A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy literature, alternate worlds influence the styles and themes of her art. Currently... Read More →
RB

Richard Blake

Richard Blake is a full-time father and part-time educator who spends his life embracing the bleeding and bludgeoning edges of both science fiction and science education. As his alter ego Dok Science, Richard designs and delivers scifi-inspired STEM and writing programs to local elementary... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

1:00pm

Kids Weaving Activity
Come learn about the process of weaving in an interactive forum.

Moderators
RH

R.K. Hageman

R.K. Hageman is an ESL instructor, spinner, weaver, and writer working on a series of murder-mystery novels set in a mythical Colorado mountain college town, where the amateur sleuth/protagonist is the newest history professor. She has participated in NaNoWriMo events four times and... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

2:00pm

PokeConMo: Catch Them All!
Test your real life pocket monster skills. We’ll have sci-fi and literary-themed pocket monsters of our own invention and some three-dimensional capture devices. Will you prove your prowess or will our monsters run away?

Moderators
avatar for Meg Ward

Meg Ward

Active Track Coordinator, MileHiCon
Meg Ward is a longtime science fiction enthusiast whose hobbies include roller derby, beer brewing, cryptography, convention running, and fiber arts. She resides in Denver with three cats, two geeks-in-training, and an equally geeky husband.

Saturday October 29, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

2:00pm

Kids Costuming & Facepainting
Look through the supplies available to create a costume. Assistance will be available with pins, duct tape and more. Finish up with face painting at 4 pm and a parade through the con … or on stage before the masquerade! Are you an astronaut, an animal, an alien, or other fantastical creature? Add face painting to your costume and then show it off in the masquerade or the costume walk before the masquerade.

Participants
CA

Carol Angel

Carol Angel is a pottery student, a collager, an assemblage art fan, and a determined recycler of useful stuff.
ML

Majel Lickiss

Majel Lickiss is a licensed Esthetician with a love for movie makeup and art.


Saturday October 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

9:00pm

Locked Room, part 2
The holodeck has malfunctioned. Can you escape in time? This programming is aimed at our teenaged members, but all ages are welcome.

Moderators
avatar for Meg Ward

Meg Ward

Active Track Coordinator, MileHiCon
Meg Ward is a longtime science fiction enthusiast whose hobbies include roller derby, beer brewing, cryptography, convention running, and fiber arts. She resides in Denver with three cats, two geeks-in-training, and an equally geeky husband.

Saturday October 29, 2016 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Bristlecone Ground Floor

9:00pm

Flash Fiction Fairy Tales & BedTime Stories … and Cookies!
Come tell/read your best flash fiction (under 1000 words) bedtime story or fairy tale while enjoying assorted cookies. Open to anyone to participate. Please plan to keep it PG, though, as we will have listeners of all ages.

Moderators
RL

Rebecca Lickiss

A passionate reader, Rebecca Lickiss began telling stories at an early age. She finally decided to write them down for publication, since it was better than cleaning house again. Her website at www.lickiss.net is covered with real cobwebs from neglect. Her children recently informed... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Consuite Room 431 - always open between 6pm Friday and 6am Monday

9:00pm

Meet for Gruesome Carols
Moderators
LG

Laura Givens

Laura Givens is an illustrator and author who has done oodles of book covers and sold a dozen or so short stories. She loves to read hard SF but often finds herself writing western-flavored steampunk and fantasy. She lives in Denver and used to do improv comedy to stay sane. She has... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Atrium Stage Central Second Floor Atrium

10:00pm

Beat Poetry Libs
Come channel the spirit of Ginsberg and Kerouac with sci fi and fantasy themed beat poetry. We’ll provide (some of) the words—you provide the performance. Thick black glasses and berets optional.

Moderators
avatar for Meg Ward

Meg Ward

Active Track Coordinator, MileHiCon
Meg Ward is a longtime science fiction enthusiast whose hobbies include roller derby, beer brewing, cryptography, convention running, and fiber arts. She resides in Denver with three cats, two geeks-in-training, and an equally geeky husband.

Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Centennial 12th Floor
 
Sunday, October 30
 

9:00am

Open Coloring
Come start your morning off with a little coloring. Materials will be provided.

Sunday October 30, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

10:00am

Young Explorer's Guide Reading
Come listen to selections from the 2015 and 2016 Young Explorer’s Reading Guide. The anthology is aimed at middle grade readers, but all ages are welcome to attend. Dreaming Robot Press is unable to attend, but we've got copies of the guides and will still read.

Sunday October 30, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

10:00am

The Costume Exchange
Bring costume/cosplay items you no longer want/fit/use and trade for something different/new!

Moderators
NL

Nate Leyba

Natalie (Nate) Leyba is an avid reader and an aficionado of both anime and manga. Her interest in books range from sci-fi/fantasy to nonfiction and everything in between. Natalie does tend to gravitate toward the sci-fi /fantasy/urban fantasy end of the spectrum, though. She has attended... Read More →

Sunday October 30, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

11:00am

Paper Rockets
Join Danyda Feldman as we create paper rockets from ordinary household materials and launch them into flight. Suitable for all ages—with assistance. Bring your imaginations and get ready to soar.

Moderators
DF

Danyda Feldman

Danyda Feldman is a professional storyteller, doll and fairy door artist, and professor of Transformational Linguistics. She has performed before the crowned heads of Europe (which were mounted on a shelf at the time). She is a member of the Mile High Polymer Clay Guild, Jane Austen... Read More →

Sunday October 30, 2016 11:00am - 12:50pm
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

12:00pm

Paint an Exploding TARDIS
Kick back, relax, and let your creative juices flow at this beginner-friendly class. Create and take home your own beautiful Doctor Who-inspired painting! Our experienced instructor will guide and encourage you as you follow a series of simple steps. Recommended for ages 10 and up; children should be accompanied by an adult. Special MHC discount: $25/person. Seating is limited. Please note: registration is non-refundable (we cannot refund a missed class).

Moderators
avatar for Whimsical Whiskers

Whimsical Whiskers

Adopt your snuggly friend today!, Vendors Room - 21
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Sunday October 30, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Wind Star A Ground Floor

1:00pm

Carving with The Pumpkin King
Halloween is right around the corner. Let Tony help make your decorating special this year!



Moderators
TB

Tony Bagley

Tony Bagley has been amazing and delighting audiences with his elaborate squash surgery for several years. Come see his Carving with the Pumpkin King program on Sunday afternoon and get ideas for your own Halloween décor!

Sunday October 30, 2016 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Chasm Creek A Second Floor