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Saturday, October 29
 

11:00am

Behind the Scenes: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume
Before it opens Nov. 13 at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), take a unique journey into the making of Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume with interpretive specialist Stefania Van Dyke, whose work on crafting the DAM’s unique presentation took her to Skywalker Ranch … three times!

Moderators
SV

Stefania Van Dyke

Stefania Van Dyke is interpretive specialist for textile art and special projects at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), which recently has involved working on the exhibition, Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume, opening at the DAM on November 13. While researching and selecting items... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Grand Mesa

11:00am

The Afterlife: Good, Bad, Cliché
From the ancient Egyptians to “The Good Place”—depicting, thinking about, and having the afterlife in fiction is a constant thread. From good, bad, indifferent, and cliché, how have artists and writers seen things beyond the veil?

Moderators
RD

Robin D. Owens

RITA® Award-winning novelist Robin D. Owens credits the telepathic cat with attitude in selling her first futuristic/fantasy romance, HeartMate, published December 2001. She's written fifteen books in the series. She wrote eight books for Luna, including a three book series set in... 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 →
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F. P. Dorchak

Author, Wailing Loon
F. P. (Frank) Dorchak writes gritty, realistic paranormal fiction that delves into the supernatural, the unexplained, and the metaphysical. Frank is published in the U.S., Canada, and the Czech Republic with short stories, non-fiction articles, and five novels, Voice, Psychic, ERO... Read More →
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W.C. Bauers

W.C. Bauers works in sales/publishing by day and writes military SF and space opera at night. His first novel, Unbreakable, was an Amazon and B&N, Science Fiction and Fantasy Best Book of the Month pick, for January 2015. His second, Indomitable, was a B&N and Kirkus Best of the Month... Read More →
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Warren Hammond

Warren Hammond is known for his gritty, futuristic KOP series, of which the third book, KOP Killer, won the 2012 Colorado Book Award for best mystery. Warren's latest novel, Tides of Maritinia, released in December 2014. His first book independent of the KOP series, Tides is a spy... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor

12:00pm

What Killed It For You?
What made you throw the book across the room or stop watching that movie/series? What do readers and viewers hate and—more importantly—give up on?

Moderators
CA

C.R. Asay

C.R. Asay joined the Utah National Guard at 17. After time in the 625th Military Police Corp, she transferred to the 19th Special Forces as a counterintelligence agent. She retired from the military after marrying her best friend and graduating from college to embark on the most exciting... Read More →

Participants
CB

Chris Barili

Chris Barili's fiction has appeared in anthologies by Zombies Need Brains LLC and Skywarrior Books, as well as on Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry, Quantum Fairy Tales, Evil Girlfriend Media, and The Western Online (as T.C. Barlow). He is author of the Hell's Butcher dark fantasy... Read More →
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Laura K. Deal

Laura K. Deal is a writer, speaker, teacher, and dream reader. She’s certified as a dream work facilitator through the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work and has taught writing classes for more than ten years. She speaks about creativity, dreams, and metaphor. She's the author... Read More →
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Sherry Ficklin

Sherry Ficklin is a full-time writer from Colorado and the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best-selling Stolen Empire series. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack... Read More →
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Travis Heermann

Travis Heermann is a novelist, freelancer, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poet, and a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. His latest novel, co-authored with Jim Pinto, is the horror-western Death Wind. Other novels include The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Wind River A Ground Floor

3:00pm

Filming on a Shoestring
Techniques, tips, and pitfalls for when your idea is bigger than your budget.

Moderators
AF

Arlen Feldman

Arlen Feldman is a software engineer, and co-founder of Cherwell Software, one of the leading service desk products in the world. Now semi-retired, he is also a technical adviser, computer book author, maker, costumer, and a semi-professional dilettante.

Participants
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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.
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 →
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Joshua Russell

Joshua Russell is co-author of the Universe Eventual series and the film & television program coordinator at Western Carolina University. He has an M.F.A. in screenwriting and has taught screenwriting. An independent filmmaker, several of his films have received theatrical release... Read More →
MM

Marc MacYoung

Marc MacYoung—author of the "Writing Violence" series of e-booklets—spends most of his time in the realm of non-fiction. With over 25 published titles he's a leading expert in a rather unpleasant and dangerous topic. When he discovered he was considered a 'resource' for romance... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Wind River A Ground Floor

8:00pm

Guilty Pleasures: Best Bad Stuff I Like
What separates something bad that you like from something too wretched to be enjoyable?

Moderators
CV

Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times-bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty. Her next novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John Joseph Adams Books. She's written... Read More →

Participants
avatar for F. P.  Dorchak

F. P. Dorchak

Author, Wailing Loon
F. P. (Frank) Dorchak writes gritty, realistic paranormal fiction that delves into the supernatural, the unexplained, and the metaphysical. Frank is published in the U.S., Canada, and the Czech Republic with short stories, non-fiction articles, and five novels, Voice, Psychic, ERO... Read More →
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Jennifer Campbell-Hicks

Jennifer Campbell-Hicks is a writer, journalist, wife, mother, and lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines including Clarkesworld, Galaxy's Edge, and Intergalactic Medicine Show. She blogs at jennifercampbellhicks.blogspot.com.
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Rachael Acks

Rachael Acks is a writer, geologist and dapper AF. Ze's written for Six to Start and been published in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction and more. Rachael lives in Denver with zir two furry little bastards, where ze twirls zir mustache, watches movies, and bikes... Read More →
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Van Aaron Hughes

Van Aaron Hughes is the author of "The Long View" (F&SF, March-April 2013), “The Body Pirate" (forthcoming in F&SF), and "The Dualist," a Writers of the Future Contest winner published in Writers of the Future Vol. 27. His fiction has appeared in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor
 
Sunday, October 30
 

1:00pm

When/Will Super Hero Movies Decline--and What Might Supplant Them?
In an age where it seems like there’s a new superhero movie every day—and filming and release schedules through the next decade—how long can this possibly last? And what’s next?

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 →

Guests of Honor
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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
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Carol Hightshoe

Small press publisher. Selling books, bookmarks, bottoms and wolf plushes, Vendors Room - 15
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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.
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Doris (the Younger) Beetem

Doris (the Younger) Beetem was one of the founding members of DASFA, along with her mom (the Elder) and her younger sister (Rose). She now lives in Houston, Texas, a retired librarian/technical writer with three cats. (Practically a meme in the fannish community!) She is a longtime... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor