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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

3:00pm

Dr. Who Fan Forum
Bring your scarf, pop on a fez and allons-y to join other Who fans for a discussion of favorite Doctors Companions, monsters, and episodes. Dr. Who fandom—it’s bigger on the inside!

Moderators
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 →

Friday October 28, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Bristlecone Ground Floor

4:00pm

Orphan Black Fan Forum
Clone club unite! Come talk about Tatiana Maslany’s well deserved Emmy win, Proletheans, Dyad, Project Leda, and more.

Moderators
TH

Thea Hutcheson

Lois Tilton of Locus Magazine said Thea Hutcheson's work "is sensual, fertile, with seed quickening on every page. Well done..." As Thea Hutcheson, her work has appeared in such places as Hot Blood XI, Fatal Attractions, where her story, "Not a Meat Puppet, a Magic Puppet," garnered... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Bristlecone Ground Floor

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

Creativity Salon Roundtable
What is creativity, how important is it to productivity in art/writing/other creative pursuits, how can you get into/stay in a creative mood, how can everyone bring more creativity into their everyday life? Join the discussion!

Moderators
avatar for Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp is a Colorado artist that specializes in Fantasy, Steampunk, Faeries, Ancient Legends and Heroes drawn in the Art Nouveau style.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChazKempIllustration... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Corinne O'Flynn

Corinne O'Flynn

Author
Corinne O'Flynn is a native New Yorker now living in Colorado who wouldn't trade life in the Rockies for anything. She loves writing flash and experimenting with short fiction. A scone aficionado, she has an entire section of her kitchen devoted to tea, and is always on the lookout... Read More →
RS

Ronnie Seagren

Ronnie Seagren—when not writing—can be found photographing landscapes and flowers or leading moonrise hikes at Roxborough State Park. She's pleased that her novel, Seventh Daughter, has found a new home at Wolfsinger Publications, and she's working hard on the long-awaited sequel... Read More →
SJ

Stace Johnson

Stace Johnson is a mild-mannered sysadmin by day, but at night, he transforms into a feral poet, alpha geek, and amateur guitarist. He has published more than 30 non-fiction articles, and his poetry has graced the pages and pixels of Apex Publications, Tales of the Talisman and cream... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Bristlecone Ground 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

6:00pm

Rogue One and Beyond Fan Forum
Who is Jyn Erso? What surprising ties to the rest of the series do you expect? Will we get a hint at Rey’s parents? No Bothans need die to bring you this information!

Friday October 28, 2016 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Bristlecone Ground Floor

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

GoH Autograph Alley / MHC Meet, Munch & Mingle ($6)
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while you meet and mingle. Our Guests of Honor (current and past) will be available to sign their books. ($6 ticket required for the Munch portion; no charge for Autograph Alley.)

Guests of Honor
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has published twenty-one fantasy novels, thirteen to date in her Women of the Otherworldseries, two in her Cainsville series, six in her Darkest Powers series and three in the Age of Legends series. She has also published three middle-grade fantasy novels in the Blackwell... Read More →
avatar for Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon is an American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy art. A freelance illustrator, Dillon has created images for games, book and magazine covers, and covers for musical albums. Dillon's work has been nominated for the Chesley Award three times; she won the... Read More →
avatar for Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp is a Colorado artist that specializes in Fantasy, Steampunk, Faeries, Ancient Legends and Heroes drawn in the Art Nouveau style.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChazKempIllustration... Read More →
avatar for John Varley

John Varley

John Varley has written several novels and numerous short stories. Many of these stories are set a century or two after a race of mysterious and omnipotent aliens, the Invaders, have almost completely eradicated humans from the Earth (they regard whales and dolphins to be the superior... Read More →

Participants
CW

Connie Willis

Connie Willis’ latest book is Crosstalk. Other works include The Best of Connie Willis, Blackout/All Clear (winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards for best novel), Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Bellwether, Passage, Remake, Fire Watch, Impossible Things, Miracle, Inside... Read More →
EB

Edward Bryant

Edward Bryant has spent more than four decades as an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction, reviewer, teacher, screenwriter, editor, mentor, and friend of MileHiCon. A recipient of two Nebula Awards, he received the American Mystery Award for Best Critic in 1989. His oft-reprinted... Read More →
JV

James Van Pelt

James Van Pelt is a part-time high school English teacher and full-time writer in western Colorado. He’s been a finalist for a Nebula Award and been reprinted in many year’s best collections. His first young adult novel, Pandora’s Gun, was released from Fairwood Press in August... Read More →
JS

Jeanne Stein

Jeanne Stein is the bestselling author of the urban fantasy series, The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and, most recently, the Fallen Siren Series, written as S.J. Harper. She has many short story credits to her name, including “Love Story” in the New York Times bestselling anthology... Read More →
JE

John E. Stith

John E. Stith is the author of eight novels, including Redshift Rendezvous, a Nebula Award nominee, and Manhattan Transfer, a Hugo Award Honorable Mention. Several of his works with Ace Books and Tor Books have been bought by the Science Fiction Book Club and optioned for film. He... Read More →
avatar for L. Neil

L. Neil "El Neil" Smith

Colorado-based prolific sf writer L. Neil Smith (“ElNeil”), also a musician who plays guitar and banjo, has written 28 books. Star Wars fans know him for his three Lando Calrissian novels. Smithwon Prometheus Awards for Best Novel for The Probability Broach(1982), considered... Read More →
MA

Mario Acevedo

Mario Acevedo is the author of the Felix Gomez detective-vampire series. His latest novel is Rescue From Planet Pleasure, and he has contributed to Nightmares Unhinged and CyberWorld. Mario lives and writes in Denver.
WM

Wil McCarthy

Having been a novelist, journalist, engineer, inventor, business executive, bartender, poet, husband, father, boyfriend, and boy-toy, Wil McCarthy has made a pretty good sweep of the buffet table of life. And now, as with any buffet, he needs to figure out what he's getting for seconds... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Atrium

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

9:00pm

Late Night Artist Chat
Have a question about art from a technical, professional, or other angle? Stop by and chat with some of the artists at MileHiCon 48.

Guests of Honor
avatar for Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon is an American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy art. A freelance illustrator, Dillon has created images for games, book and magazine covers, and covers for musical albums. Dillon's work has been nominated for the Chesley Award three times; she won the... Read More →
avatar for Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp is a Colorado artist that specializes in Fantasy, Steampunk, Faeries, Ancient Legends and Heroes drawn in the Art Nouveau style.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChazKempIllustration... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Bristlecone Ground Floor

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

MHC Kaffeeklatsch, sponsored by Broadway Book Mall/Who Else! Books
Join several of our guests and other participants (exact lineup always subject to late nights and oversleeping) in the con suite for a wake-up beverage and a donut.

Guests of Honor
avatar for Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has published twenty-one fantasy novels, thirteen to date in her Women of the Otherworldseries, two in her Cainsville series, six in her Darkest Powers series and three in the Age of Legends series. She has also published three middle-grade fantasy novels in the Blackwell... Read More →
avatar for Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp is a Colorado artist that specializes in Fantasy, Steampunk, Faeries, Ancient Legends and Heroes drawn in the Art Nouveau style.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChazKempIllustration... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Consuite Room 431 - always open between 6pm Friday and 6am Monday

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

Steven Universe Fan Forum
Calling all Crystal Gems and their fans - come talk about all things Steven Universe - the human, the half human, and the gem.

Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Bristlecone Ground 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

11:00am

Harry Potter & The Persistent Fandom
Muggles and No-Majes, witches and wizards, screen plays to stage plays to thrill rides, come and talk all things Harry Potter.

Moderators
NE

Nikki Ebright

Nikki Ebright has been a geek her whole life, loving the solitude and adventure of a good book, show, or movie, while also enjoying the camaraderie of sharing that adventure with others. She enjoys sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure. After a number of years of volunteering at conventions... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Bristlecone Ground Floor

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

2:30pm

The Reading Game
Looking for new authors to love and look forward to reading can be a little like … well, dating. Come watch (maybe even participate) as longtime readers search for new book partners.

Moderators
GG

Gordon Garb

In 1973, while exploring an odd little used bookstore on Broadway, Gordon Garb found a bookmark for the Denver Area Science Fiction Association (DASFA). Gordon wrote the starfield generator program for 1984’s The Last Starfighter. Later Gordon moved to Silicon Valley where he's... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Grand Mesa

4:00pm

Brewing/Vintning Meetup
Craft beer is a growing phenomenon, and fans are involved in both the brewing and drinking of beer, wine, or cider. Roundtable discussion of brewing and vintning, and a tasting will follow in the con suite (must be 21 to partake).



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
EH

Emily Hash

Emily Hash is the producer and official book reviewer for Beyond the Trope, a Denver-based podcast for nerds. She was an elementary school teacher for nine years before launching herself into the great unknown of a new career. She cannot live without books, tea, and a furry companion... Read More →
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Giles Hash

Giles Hash is an aspiring YA sci-fi author with a passion for stories that entertain first and make readers think second. His career has taken many turns, but Beyond the Trope is by far one of the best paths he's chosen on the road to publication.
avatar for J.T. Evans

J.T. Evans

J.T. Evans writes fantasy novels. He also dabbles with science fiction and horror short stories. He is the former president of Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group and Pikes Peak Writers. When not writing, he develops interactive voice recognition systems at the Day Job, home brews... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Bristlecone Ground Floor

8:00pm

Filking through the night
See the printed program book for a description of how Denver does filk.

Saturday October 29, 2016 8:00pm - Sunday October 30, 2016 5:00am
Chasm Creek A 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

11:00pm

Welcome to Night Vale Readers’ Theater
Long-time fan or wondering what the hell? Come for your chance to be Cecil or to hear Cecil. Look out for the weather, it’s a doozy!

Moderators
avatar for Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Chris Ward works as a video editor to finance his obsessions with movies, books, and homebrewing. He lives in Denver and is conspiring with his wife to make sure their daughters grow up surrounded by geek culture.

Participants
BL

Becca Lee

Becca Lee has been a fixture at MileHiCon since the tail end of the Reagan administration. Currently nose-deep in research for a book on Edwardian women's clothing and social history, she now knows more about the Belle Epoque than she thought possible, and will expound upon it at... Read More →
avatar for Rob S. Rice

Rob S. Rice

Ambassador from the Past, The Esterhazy Press
Rob S. Rice proudly considers himself an ‘Ambassador from the Past.’ He holds a doctorate in Ancient History and works as ‘The Professor’ at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, where he teaches all kinds of history to participants and customers alike. He’s written large... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 11:00pm - 11:59pm
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

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

Moderators
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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

Open Mic Short Readings
Bring your published or soon to be published work you want to share. As a courtesy, please keep your readings brief.

Moderators
avatar for J.T. Evans

J.T. Evans

J.T. Evans writes fantasy novels. He also dabbles with science fiction and horror short stories. He is the former president of Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group and Pikes Peak Writers. When not writing, he develops interactive voice recognition systems at the Day Job, home brews... Read More →

Sunday October 30, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Wind River A Ground 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
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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

11:30am

Solar Viewing with DAS
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 →

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

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
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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

The Survival Game
Join Sue and Amalie for an interactive game with prizes. Answer “what if”: your best friend turns into a zombie? You were the last person on Earth? You discovered a new species of animal? Learn how Sue and Amalie used “what if” questions in their novels. Attendees will also come up with their own “what if” scenarios.

Participants
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Amalie Howard

Amalie Howard is the award-winning author of YA novels acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Bloodspell was a #1 Amazon bestseller and Bloodcraft was a national IPPY... Read More →
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Sue Duff

Sue Duff dreamed of dragons and spaceships before she could read and combines fantasy and sci fi in her breakout series, The Weir Chronicles, with the first three books in the five book series—Fade to Black, Masks and Mirrors and Sleight of Hand—available wherever books are sold... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Chasm Creek B Second 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

1:00pm

Stitch-n-Bitch: Drop-In Knitting/Crocheting/Tatting/Crafting
Bring your current fiber arts project and enjoy chatting and crafting with fellow fans.

Moderators
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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 →

Participants
RL

Rebecca Lyons

Rebecca Lyons is a writer, editor, and long-time fan who has most recently published in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination and Halloween Forevermore. She lives in the Denver area with five furry beasts and, when she’s not writing or reading, spends her time gardening, making jewelry... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Atrium Stage Central Second Floor Atrium

3:00pm

Alien Archaeology
Watch as our panel of ‘expert’ xenoarchaeologists examine and explain various alien artifacts… hint, they aren’t religious or sex objects!



Moderators
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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 →

Participants
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John Varley

John Varley has written several novels and numerous short stories. Many of these stories are set a century or two after a race of mysterious and omnipotent aliens, the Invaders, have almost completely eradicated humans from the Earth (they regard whales and dolphins to be the superior... Read More →
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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 →
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Tim Simpson

Tim Simpson lives with a dog, a cat, assorted silicon-based lifeforms, and one extraordinarily-significant other named Kaia.
WM

Wil McCarthy

Having been a novelist, journalist, engineer, inventor, business executive, bartender, poet, husband, father, boyfriend, and boy-toy, Wil McCarthy has made a pretty good sweep of the buffet table of life. And now, as with any buffet, he needs to figure out what he's getting for seconds... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor