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Friday, November 8
 

9:00am PST

Info Desk
Have a question about OryCon?
Visit the Info Desk in the main lobby foyer, across from Registration. They know everything. :)

Friday November 8, 2019 9:00am - 9:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

9:00am PST

Registration
After hours, Reg assistance will be provided in the Ops Rm 252.

Friday November 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

10:00am PST

Hospitality
Hospitality is a perk and a service that OryCon provides to all members in attendance. When people think of Hospitality they often think of food (and there will be plenty of snacks!) but the core of what the OSFCI Board, ConCom and Staff want to provide is a sense of welcome. We invite you to think of Hospitality as a comfortable retreat within the bounds of the convention – sure, we have snacks to tide you over until your next meal and drinks to keep you hydrated – but the main service we provide is a comfortable place to sit and relax; to read a book, play a game, or engage with someone you might not otherwise get a chance to during the convention!

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - Saturday November 9, 2019 2:00am PST
Glisan & Rm 106 Glisan & Rm 106

11:00am PST

Arts and Crafts Open House: Under the Sea
Bring the whole family by to create some take home ocean themed crafts.


Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Flanders OryKids

12:00pm PST

Dealers Room
Looking for a particular book? A fabulous piece of jewelry? Curious to know what the latest games are? Come to the Dealer’s Room! Please find us in the Grand Ballroom, at the end of the hotel’s main level, next to the Art Room; right on your way to many of the guest rooms, Hospitality, etc.

Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Salon East Salon East

12:00pm PST

Fan Tables
Need a break but don’t want to miss the fun? Stop by the Fan Tables located in the main lobby and around the lower level landing. Here you can find a fan group to join, a future event to attend, and much more.

Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Lobby Upsatirs & Downstairs Lobby Upsatirs & Downstairs

12:00pm PST

LAN Gaming
Gaming returns to OryCon 41, sponsored by our sister convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall.
To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Clackamas Clackamas

12:00pm PST

Open Gaming & Game Library
Gaming returns to OryCon 41, sponsored by our sister convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall.
To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2019 12:00am PST
Multnomah Multnomah

12:30pm PST

Ask Gandalf The Grey
I am Mithrandir, also known as the Grey Pilgrim, Gandalf. To think that I should divulge secrets before you, I can scarcely believe... yet here I am. Wander with your Fellowship to the Creation Station, and you may inquire of my wisdom. (Co-sponsored by TolkienPDX.) Rating: G.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
CS 206B Rm 152

12:30pm PST

Collectives
Have you, and/or your characters or personas, lived, loved, worked, volunteered, organized within intentional communities, co-ops, polycules, or other collectives? Share our experiences, visions, questions, suggestions, including about Creation Station as a Collective. Rating: PG for mention of polycule.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

12:30pm PST

Urban Sketching Friday Edition
Bring your sketchbook, meet up in the Art Room to go sketch on location and then regroup to share drawings.

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
256 Rm 152

1:00pm PST

Family Storytime
Join us in Flanders for some stories and activities for young children. Older siblings are also welcome!

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Flanders OryKids

1:00pm PST

Art Show
Art Show is located in the main ballroom and is open to membership. Please do not bring in any food or drink. No photography is allowed in the Art Show.
Want to help run Art Show next year? Meet artists, help with sales, and hang out with the cool kids? Drop a line to artshow@orycon.org and we’ll sign you right up!

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Salon West Salon West

1:00pm PST

GEAR Con Steampunk Parlour & Escape Room
The Gaslight-fantastic Explorers, Adventurers, & Romantics Convention (GEAR Con) is Portland, Oregon's annual steampunk festival. Come visit the lounge to share tales, show off costumes, and enjoy the company of other steampunk (Victorian retro-futurism) enthusiasts and lovers-of-the-anachronistic.

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 11:00pm PST
GEAR Con Lounge Rm202 OryKids

1:00pm PST

Fan Lounge
The Susan C. Petrey Memorial Fan Lounge is a community area for fans to meet and hold gatherings during Orycon. It is also a room for individual fans to come, decompress, and have quiet conversations. It is a quiet, safe space. If your club/guild/ committee/alliance/ group of friends would like a free area to host a get-together, please sign up on the door of the lounge during theconvention. View orycon41.sched.com for the latest schedule information. Light refreshments will be provided, and the only requirement is that your event is open and welcoming to any fans who might wander in.

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 11:00pm PST
Room 266 Room 266

1:00pm PST

GEAR Con Lounge
The Gaslight-fantastic
Explorers, Adventurers, & Romantics Convention (GEAR Con) is Portland, Oregon’s annual steampunk festival. Come visit the lounge to share tales, show off costumes, and enjoy the company of other steampunk (Victorian retro-futurism) enthusiasts and loversof-the-anachronistic.

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 11:00pm PST
Room 202 Room 202

1:00pm PST

Teen Lounge
Teen Lounge is a safe space for people ages 13-21 to be as geeky as they please. The Teen Lounge has a range of games that are both table top and console. There are plenty of snacks, drinks and like minded geeks.

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 11:00pm PST
Room 116 Room 116

1:45pm PST

Being Gods
Tolkien once called it "subcreation" - the creating of our own fictional worlds where we the writers are the ultimate authority. How do deal with the power of creation - how to get the readers to buy into your universe and its rules - how, in other words, to worldbuild a world that others will believe in and respect.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
166 A 166 A

1:45pm PST

Magic of the Left Coast
Authors of urban/contemporary fantasy set in the Pacific Northwest and California talk about their work and give tips on writing fantasy in real-world, modern-day settings.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
166 B Rm 152

1:45pm PST

Making Aliens in your SciFi
Television frequently tacks on a nasal prosthetic and some body paint and calls the result alien. What do you need to think about to make really interesting aliens? Do they roll, slither, or hop? We\'ll talk about how to go beyond actor in a simple costume and make alien things, and how they will alter simple things, like how your spaceship is built.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

1:45pm PST

OryCon 42 Listening Session
Come talk about what you want to see happening at OryCon 42.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Fan Lounge Room 266 Music

1:45pm PST

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Book Play-Through
Enjoy a rollicking, improvised group read and play-through of a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book! Rating: G.

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

2:00pm PST

Artifacts
Want a shirt or another OryCon tchotke? Maybe you'd like a little time off from your children? Come to the Artifacts table near Registration in the main lobby. We can sell you baubles and give you the information you need for our on-site child care.

Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

2:30pm PST

Frankenweenies
Bring your inner mad scientists to Flanders! We will take stuffed animals and turn them into New And Improved Customized FRANKENWEENIES! Families with kids of all ages may participate, but adult assistance with scissors, needles, and thread are necessary. All participants must provide the Laboratory Supervisor $5 per Frankenweenie made to cover the crime scene...uh-- I mean costs.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Flanders OryKids

3:00pm PST

Shawna Reppert Reading
Shawna Reppert reads from her works.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Readings Rm 152

3:00pm PST

Not Your Grandma
Quilting isn\'t what it used to be! Learn how to use quilting techniques for creating other crafts.


Friday November 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
256 Rm 152

3:00pm PST

Be a Writer? Yes You Can!
If you\'ve been dreaming of writing fiction, but you\'ve struggled to finish your first project--or worse, gotten crushed by rejections!--this is the panel for you. Learn from experienced writers how to get going, keep going, and believe in yourself.


Friday November 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
166 B Rm 152

3:00pm PST

What Are Editors and What the Heck Do They Do?
There are lots of different kinds of editors in the publishing business. Come find out what they do, how they got into publishing, and how to make your work appeal to them.


Friday November 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
White Stag White Stag

3:00pm PST

Science Guest of Honor: Mika McKinnon
From science fiction to science fact, OryCons Science Guest of Honor helps them meet in the middle for the believable entertainment of fans.

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

3:00pm PST

Life sized "your the piece" Board Game
Board? Want something fun to do? Come play a game where you are the game piece. Roll the dice and move your piece. Compete in mini challenges and work your way to the end. Bring your friends, race to the finish. Fun for all ages.


Friday November 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

3:00pm PST

Post-scarcity Automation and the Future of Work
With robots occupying more low and middle-skill level jobs, from warehousing to driving, and AI getting better than humans at reading MRIs and diagnosing disease, how will societies deal with the end of work-as-we-know-it? What can science fiction and fantasy worlds tell us about the real world of the future?


Friday November 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Overton Overton

3:00pm PST

Fight Scenes Workshop
Fonda Lee and Joseph Brassey present a workshop on writing fight scenes. Topics covered include process, approach, advice, and pitfalls.


Friday November 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
166 A 166 A

3:00pm PST

Joustmania for Everyone!
Keep your controller still while trying to jostle others, in this large local, no screen required, party game! 10 players per game, each game is 10 minutes long.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 3:00pm - 5:15pm PST
Lovejoy Lovejoy

3:00pm PST

Child Care - Friday
Childcare will be provided by professional adult nannies. More information about hours and rates are available at https://orycon.org/41/childcare/

Friday November 8, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

3:30pm PST

Berlynn Wohl Reading
Berlynn Wohl reads from her works.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Readings Rm 152

3:30pm PST

Clay-O-Rama
Make little critters out of Play-Doh, then pit them against each other in magical battles, D-&-D style, by rolling dice! Creative, hilarious, exciting gameplay for all ages.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

3:30pm PST

Fandom Quilting
Hands-on, participatory workshop. Learn how to make a square for a quilt, featuring fandom imagery, which you can bring home with you! Taught by a professional, prize-winning quilter, yet open for all ages, with no experience necessary. Kids under 10 must have adult supervision. Rating: G.


Friday November 8, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm PST
CS 206B Rm 152

4:15pm PST

Irene Radford Reading
Irene Radford reads from her works.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 4:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Readings Rm 152

4:15pm PST

Drawing with Artists
Get an Art lesson by watching professional artists sketch ideas and talk about what inspires them. Bring your Sketchbook!

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
256 Rm 152

4:15pm PST

Self-publishing in 2019
How do you begin ?What is the process of publishing your own novels and stories? Exclusivity with Amazon or Wide? What are the advantages of each? How do you find readers? How do you market? What is different in 2019 and what remains the same?


Friday November 8, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
166 B Rm 152

4:15pm PST

Writing Diverse Characters When You are not Diverse
An author building a diverse world needs to include diverse characters. But how do we tackle such projects with realism and sensitivity if we aren\'t part of a minority population?


Friday November 8, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
White Stag White Stag

4:15pm PST

Artist Guest of Honor: Rob Carlos
Meet the master artist of dragons and OryCons Artist Guest of Honor, Rob Carlos!


Friday November 8, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

4:15pm PST

Filk Meet and Greet
Meet other filkers, talk with others who make music, and ask those questions you have always wondered about.


Friday November 8, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
Timberline Music

4:15pm PST

Alternative History Examined
We\'ve all heard the term, Alternative History. What does it really mean? Do you have to be a history freak to understand it or merely like reading a "what might have been" adventure story? How would you change history to make an engaging story?


Friday November 8, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
Overton Overton

4:15pm PST

Touring the Solar System with an Orion Spacecraft
In the 1950\'s NASA studied the concept of thermonuclear powered spacecraft called Project Orion. It was estimated that a battleship-sized spacecraft could be routinely accelerated to 1000 kM/second. The FIRST part of this panel will be spent explaining how to determine locations of the planets on a given date and how to calculate travel times between them. The SECOND half of the panel we will be using this information to write progressive, improvised SF space ship stories for fun, and read them back to the group. You can attend one or both or just come for the readings at the end.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

4:15pm PST

Build A Dress Form
Use t-shirts, duct tape, and stuffing to build a dress form just for you! Supplies provided.


Friday November 8, 2019 4:15pm - 6:15pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

4:30pm PST

Sensory Open House: Friday
Conventions can be overwhelming and difficult for everyone. Flanders is open during this time for sensory-friendly activities and open space for stimming and being yourself. Space and activities are geared toward children and families, but all are welcome.


Friday November 8, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST
Flanders OryKids

4:45pm PST

Blythe Ayne Reading
Blythe Ayne reads from her works.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 4:45pm - 5:15pm PST
Readings Rm 152

5:30pm PST

Victor Lyle Thorn Reading
Victor Lyle Thorn reads from his works.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm PST
GEAR Con Lounge Rm202 OryKids

5:30pm PST

Audiobooks: Your Next Publishing Frontier
There\'s paper. There\'s digital. Now, there\'s the option too big to ignore: Audio. If you want to tap into a market that is currently head-to-head with print, join audiobook narrator Matt Haynes for this presentation. You\'ll learn more about the "why" of audiobooks, the easiest platforms to turn your work into audio, what to look for in a narrator and the creation process from idea to publication.

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
166 A 166 A

5:30pm PST

The Telling of Realistic Death Scenes
Villains that fall to minor wounds. Heroes that never seem to take damage. How does popular media and stories fail in presenting the reality of death? Talked to our experience panelists about how to present a realistic death scene. Content Warning: discussion includes descriptive violence.


Friday November 8, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
166 B Rm 152

5:30pm PST

Tesla Coil Demos
Tesla Coils generate 500,000 volt, 3 foot flaming bolts of man-made lightning, and we will demonstrate these and 12 other High Voltage devices. We will explain the science behind the beautiful and spectacular arcs, sparks and corona discharges.


Friday November 8, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
JBs Night Club Rm 152

5:30pm PST

Armored Beanie Babies!
Media Guest of Honor, Dragon Dronet, shares his Beanie Baby project. Learn about looking at project scraps and life in a new way!

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
256 Rm 152

5:30pm PST

Friday NaNoWriMo
Join us for a NaNo session!

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Lovejoy Lovejoy

5:30pm PST

Concert: Duffy Owens
Duffy Owens playing originals on Flute.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Timberline Music

5:30pm PST

Science vs. Sci-Fi:
Sci-Fi Writers challenge Scientists to make plausible explanations for the most outlandish sci-fi scenarios


Friday November 8, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

5:30pm PST

The value of being alien in your own culture.
There are many terms people use to describe individuals who do not reside in the main portion of the bell curve such as being manic, depressive, ADD, ADHD, autistic, color blind or even myopic. Yet these differences have stayed in our population. Could it be that there is a benefit in certain situations where these conditions are actually beneficial to long term survival? Come listen to our panel of experts and find out.


Friday November 8, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Overton Overton

5:45pm PST

Storytelling Through Fanfiction: Tips Tricks And Acceptance
Now that Archive of Our Own, and all the fanworks within, won a Hugo, it is time to step up our game. We will share advice on how to write and how to beta (how to give helpful feedback on the writing of someone else). We will talk about some common considerations, including pacing, canon vs. fanon, grammar, character and plot development, as well as building a fanfic community, and anything else that comes up. Everyone, of all ages and levels of experience, and all genres and fandoms, are welcome. (Except not 18+ content, as that has its own panel.) Rating: PG.


Friday November 8, 2019 5:45pm - 6:45pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

5:45pm PST

Yarning For The Doctor: Intro To Hoop Weaving Crocheting And Knitting
Begin to learn how to hoop weave, crochet, or knit, to make a 4th Doctor scarf, a Jayne hat, or anything else you dream up! All ages welcome; no experience necessary; all supplies provided; bring home what you make! Rating: G.


Friday November 8, 2019 5:45pm - 6:45pm PST
CS 206B Rm 152

6:00pm PST

Jennifer Willis Reading
Jennifer Willis reads from her works.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Readings Rm 152

6:00pm PST

Friday Kids Dance Party
Come bring the family to get your dance on!

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Flanders OryKids

6:45pm PST

Endeavour Award
Join Jim Fiscus as he presents the 2019 Endeavour Award.

Moderators
Friday November 8, 2019 6:45pm - 7:15pm PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

6:45pm PST

Sebastien de Castell Reading
Sebastien de Castell reads from his works.


Friday November 8, 2019 6:45pm - 7:15pm PST
Readings Rm 152

6:45pm PST

Friday ORCs
Open Read and Critique session allows writers of all skill levels to read the first 750 words of their work to a round table group of the same.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
166 B Rm 152

6:45pm PST

Paganism Science and Science Fiction
Contemporary Paganism and science fiction have a long history of interconnection, but what about contemporary Paganism and science? In this workshop we will discuss ways in which paganism and other earth-centric spiritual beliefs and rituals, including magical practice, can harmoniously integrate with science, building on natural human instincts and needs to increase connection with reason and education.


Friday November 8, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
White Stag White Stag

6:45pm PST

Meet the Mercs!
Meet members of the local chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Clue where they share their love of costuming in the Star Wars universe and their love for working for children\'s charities.


Friday November 8, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

6:45pm PST

Concert: North of the Black Sea
Friday November 8, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
Timberline Music

6:45pm PST

How to Get Published
This panel workshop will help you find a market, outline to specifications, and start writing to submit.


Friday November 8, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
166 A 166 A

6:45pm PST

Introduction to Silk-Ribbon Embroidery Part 1
Part 1 of 2. Students will learn to embroider rosebuds, leaves and antique roses with silk ribbon. Participants should be familiar with the following basic embroidery stitches: French knots, feather stitch and stem stitch. Kits will include pre-cut supplies sufficient to complete a needle book for storing sewing/embroidery needles. $10 kit fee to instructor. Limit 10 participants.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 6:45pm - 8:45pm PST
256 Rm 152

7:00pm PST

Fandom Needle Felting
Fandom Needle Felting is a panel to teach the basics of needle felting by using a barbed needle to turn roving (wool fibers) into a unique picture made of felt. Rating: G, but kids under 10 must be supervised by an adult.

Moderators
Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
CS 206B Rm 152

7:00pm PST

Madlibs Mischief
You will [verb] your [body part] off with these [superlative] MadLibs! [Adjective] moderator Robert Plamondon and his [adjective] co-moderator Karen L. Black will keep you [verb]ing in the aisles! No actual mastery of [pejorative] grammar required!

Moderators
Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

7:00pm PST

Child Care - Friday
Childcare will be provided by professional adult nannies. More information about hours and rates are available at https://orycon.org/41/childcare/

Friday November 8, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

7:15pm PST

Opening Ceremonies
Meet the guests, be entertained, and find out about the highlights of OryCon 41!


Friday November 8, 2019 7:15pm - 8:45pm PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

8:00pm PST

Artist Reception (Panelists and Artists only)
This event is reserved for Panelists and Artists only.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Art Show Art Show

8:00pm PST

Masquerade Q&A Friday Session
Have questions about the Masquerade on Saturday night? Drop in and ask! Entry forms will be there, as well as people to answer your questions.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

8:00pm PST

Literary Beer with Alma Alexander
Have an evening beverage and visit with your favorite writers and artists! (Drinks can be purchased at the bar outside of Ballrooms downstairs)

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
White Stag White Stag

8:00pm PST

Concert: Possible Side Effects
Filk group from Eugene and surrounding areas, singing about both fandom and the real world. If you come to join us, the Possible Side Effects might include YOU!

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Timberline Music

8:15pm PST

Doctor Who Live Script Reading & Celebration!
Regenerate an episode of Doctor Who by joining our live reading of a script! Be part of the story in your randomly assigned role, or just listen and relive the magic. No experience necessary, as this is just for fun! Allonsy! All ages welcome, but some content may be TV-PG. This will involve the actual episode of Doctor Who, "Parting of the Ways," so... "Spoilers, Sweetie!" Afterwards, celebrate Whovian fandom as we Tiptoe Through the TARDIS! Rating: PG-13.


Friday November 8, 2019 8:15pm - 10:15pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

8:30pm PST

Spencer Ellsworth Reading
Spencer Ellsworth reads from his works.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 8:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Readings Rm 152

9:15pm PST

Maquel A. Jacob Reading
Maquel A. Jacob reads from her works.

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 9:15pm - 9:45pm PST
Readings Rm 152

9:15pm PST

Meet the Artists!
Open to the public! Come view the Art Show displays and meet the artists of your favorite pieces. Great time to ask questions and learn the story behind the art!


Friday November 8, 2019 9:15pm - 10:15pm PST
Art Show Art Show

9:15pm PST

The Elements of Slash
Writing adult material is a skill, much the same as writing any other genre, and adult-oriented slash fanfiction is no exception. This panel examines what makes slash good€”and fun€”for writers and readers.


Friday November 8, 2019 9:15pm - 10:15pm PST
166 A 166 A

9:15pm PST

Life sized "your the piece" Board Game 2
Board? Want something fun to do? Come play a game where you are the game piece. Roll the dice and move your piece. Compete in mini challenges and work your way to the end. Bring your friends, race to the finish. Fun for all ages.


Friday November 8, 2019 9:15pm - 10:15pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

9:15pm PST

Literary Beer with A.M. Brosius
Have an evening beverage and visit with your favorite writers and artists! (Drinks can be purchased at the bar outside of Ballrooms downstairs)

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 9:15pm - 10:15pm PST
White Stag White Stag

9:15pm PST

Theme Circle: C.J. Cherryh
Bardic Circle - participants and members may request a song, play a song or pass. Songs by C.J. Cherryh or based on the writings of C.J. Cherryh will be featured.


Friday November 8, 2019 9:15pm - 10:15pm PST
Timberline Music

9:45pm PST

Matt Haynes Reading
Matt Haynes reads from his works

Panelists

Friday November 8, 2019 9:45pm - 10:15pm PST
Readings Rm 152

10:30pm PST

Putting The Oomph In Your Smut!
You have spent years, if not decades, on your worldbuilding, your characters, and your plot. Do not falter now that you want to add something more than just a friendly handshake. Get some tips as to how to get hot and heavy or smooth and seductive in your written works. Bonus: After the skill-share part of the panel, there will be a half-hour where panelists and participants may share erotic original or fanworks, in a safe, 18+ environment, inclusive of all genders and orientations.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday November 9, 2019 12:00am PST
CS 206A Rm 152

10:30pm PST

Open Filk: Bardic
Come sing, play, or listen with us. Everyone can expect to get a turn as we go around the circle

Friday November 8, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30am PST
Timberline Music
 
Saturday, November 9
 

8:00am PST

Open Gaming & Game Library
Gaming returns to OryCon 41, sponsored by our sister convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall.
To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00am - Sunday November 10, 2019 12:00am PST
Multnomah Multnomah

8:00am PST

Hospitality
Hospitality is a perk and a service that OryCon provides to all members in attendance. When people think of Hospitality they often think of food (and there will be plenty of snacks!) but the core of what the OSFCI Board, ConCom and Staff want to provide is a sense of welcome. We invite you to think of Hospitality as a comfortable retreat within the bounds of the convention – sure, we have snacks to tide you over until your next meal and drinks to keep you hydrated – but the main service we provide is a comfortable place to sit and relax; to read a book, play a game, or engage with someone you might not otherwise get a chance to during the convention!

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00am - Sunday November 10, 2019 2:00am PST
Glisan & Rm 106 Glisan & Rm 106

8:45am PST

Art & Writing Supplies Available
Woke inspired? Come write and/or draw in our safe, quiet space. Rating: G

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:15am PST
CS 206A Rm 152

8:45am PST

Set-Up For Hogwarts Homework
Earn extra credit for your House, helping set up for our epic immersion in Hogwarts. Rating: G.


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:15am PST
CS 206B Rm 152

8:45am PST

8:45 am Kaffeeklatche
Have a morning coffee with your favorite writers and artists! Please sign up at the Infodesk


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am PST
JBs Night Club Rm 152

9:00am PST

Artifacts
Want a shirt or another OryCon tchotke? Maybe you'd like a little time off from your children? Come to the Artifacts table near Registration in the main lobby. We can sell you baubles and give you the information you need for our on-site child care.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

9:00am PST

Dealers Room
Looking for a particular book? A fabulous piece of jewelry? Curious to know what the latest games are? Come to the Dealer’s Room! Please find us in the Grand Ballroom, at the end of the hotel’s main level, next to the Art Room; right on your way to many of the guest rooms, Hospitality, etc.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm PST
Salon East Salon East

9:00am PST

Art Show
Art Show is located in the main ballroom and is open to membership. Please do not bring in any food or drink. No photography is allowed in the Art Show.
Want to help run Art Show next year? Meet artists, help with sales, and hang out with the cool kids? Drop a line to artshow@orycon.org and we’ll sign you right up!

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 8:00pm PST
Salon West Salon West

9:00am PST

Info Desk
Have a question about OryCon?
Visit the Info Desk in the main lobby foyer, across from Registration. They know everything. :)

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 9:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

9:00am PST

Registration
After hours, Reg assistance will be provided in the Ops Rm 252.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

9:00am PST

GEAR Con Steampunk Parlour & Escape Room
The Gaslight-fantastic Explorers, Adventurers, & Romantics Convention (GEAR Con) is Portland, Oregon's annual steampunk festival. Come visit the lounge to share tales, show off costumes, and enjoy the company of other steampunk (Victorian retro-futurism) enthusiasts and lovers-of-the-anachronistic.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 11:00pm PST
GEAR Con Lounge Rm202 OryKids

9:00am PST

Fan Lounge
The Susan C. Petrey Memorial Fan Lounge is a community area for fans to meet and hold gatherings during Orycon. It is also a room for individual fans to come, decompress, and have quiet conversations. It is a quiet, safe space. If your club/guild/ committee/alliance/ group of friends would like a free area to host a get-together, please sign up on the door of the lounge during theconvention. View orycon41.sched.com for the latest schedule information. Light refreshments will be provided, and the only requirement is that your event is open and welcoming to any fans who might wander in.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 11:00pm PST
Room 266 Room 266

9:00am PST

GEAR Con Lounge
The Gaslight-fantastic
Explorers, Adventurers, & Romantics Convention (GEAR Con) is Portland, Oregon’s annual steampunk festival. Come visit the lounge to share tales, show off costumes, and enjoy the company of other steampunk (Victorian retro-futurism) enthusiasts and loversof-the-anachronistic.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 11:00pm PST
Room 202 Room 202

9:00am PST

Teen Lounge
Teen Lounge is a safe space for people ages 13-21 to be as geeky as they please. The Teen Lounge has a range of games that are both table top and console. There are plenty of snacks, drinks and like minded geeks.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 11:00pm PST
Room 116 Room 116

9:30am PST

Pokémon Go! Meetup
Love the adventure and camaraderie of Pokémon GO? Come make new friends and enjoy a walk or wheel/stroll, heading to the Poké Stops and a local Gym, as we discuss the fun of Pokémon GO and trade trainer codes, Pokémon, and presents. Rating: G, but because this involves physically leaving the hotel, kids under 10 must have adult accompaniment.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PST
CS 206B Rm 152

9:30am PST

Spooky Creations
This is an arts and crafts panel, where you can draw/create creepy, crawly, and spooky creatures, and we will share our designs at the end. This is a kid-created, kid-led panel and is entirely kid-friendly, open to all ages. Rating: G.


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PST
CS 206A Rm 152

10:00am PST

Dale Ivan Smith Reading
Dale Ivan Smith reads from his works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am PST
Readings Rm 152

10:00am PST

A brief history of dragons in art
Dragons in early art tended to be smaller than a horse. A look at dragons in art and an open discussion about why there would be such a discrepancy in sizes.


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Overton Overton

10:00am PST

Autograph Session 1
Saturday 10am autograph session, Radford, Phyllis Irene, Brenda Cooper and Bob Brown!


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Autographs Rm 152

10:00am PST

From Fanfiction to Bestseller - A Publishing Journey
Talk with our fanfiction and indie creators about the process of developing your work to publishing.


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
166 B Rm 152

10:00am PST

MeCards
MeCards is a collage process based on the work of Seena Frost SoulCollage.® The process of making the cards is simply tearing or clipping images from magazines, books and gluing them against a new background image into a collage. Using stimulus questions the children develop stories based on the characters they have chosen. This enables the children to connect to their inner lives, teaches them language to express about it, and accesses their own creative potential.


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Flanders OryKids

10:00am PST

Masquerade Q&A Saturday Session
Have questions about the Masquerade on Saturday night? Last chance to drop in and ask! Entry forms will be there, as well as people to answer your questions.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Pendleton OryKids

10:00am PST

10 am Kaffeeklatche
Have a morning coffee with your favorite writers and artists! Please sign up at the Infodesk


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
JBs Night Club Rm 152

10:00am PST

Becoming Multiplanetary
When can space settlements become essentially independent of Earth. Will they? What do we have to know to answer this question and how can we find out?


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

10:00am PST

Urban Sketching Saturday Edition
Bring your sketchbook, meet up in the Art Room to go sketch on location and then regroup to share drawings!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am PST
Art Show Art Show

10:00am PST

Child Care - Saturday
Childcare will be provided by professional adult nannies. More information about hours and rates are available at https://orycon.org/41/childcare/

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

10:00am PST

Fan Tables
Need a break but don’t want to miss the fun? Stop by the Fan Tables located in the main lobby and around the lower level landing. Here you can find a fan group to join, a future event to attend, and much more.

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 7:00pm PST
Lobby Upsatirs & Downstairs Lobby Upsatirs & Downstairs

10:00am PST

LAN Gaming
Gaming returns to OryCon 41, sponsored by our sister convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall.
To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:00pm PST
Clackamas Clackamas

10:30am PST

Tina Connolly Reading
Tina Connolly reads from her works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am PST
Readings Rm 152

10:45am PST

Vegan Meetup & Tastings
An all-ages meet-up and discussion about veganism. For those already vegan/vegetarian, and for those interested in the futuristic, plant-based life-style, whether for health, compassion, or reducing carbon footprint. We will provide samples of vegan food and beverages. Bring your favorite recipes! Ingredient lists will be available, but potential allergen alert: soy, almond, hazelnut, coconut. Rating: G.


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PST
CS 206A Rm 152

10:45am PST

Youth Creating Games
We will talk about different aspects of game design, what makes a game, and rough drafts of the games we want to create. This is a youth-created, youth-led, youth-friendly panel for all ages. Rating: G.


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PST
CS 206B Rm 152

11:15am PST

Alma Alexander Reading
Alma Alexander reads from her works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 11:45am PST
Readings Rm 152

11:15am PST

Autograph Session 2
Maquel A. Jacob, EM Prazeman


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Autographs Rm 152

11:15am PST

Getting Past Imposter Syndrome
Many promising writers don\'t enjoy interacting with publishers and other writers and dislike attending conventions because, despite modest success, they experience something called imposter syndrome. What is it? Can you avoid it? If you -- or your writer friends -- experience it, what should you do? Come discuss with our panel.


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
White Stag White Stag

11:15am PST

KinderFilk
Bring your children to listen and sing along to their favorite Filk songs.

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Flanders OryKids

11:15am PST

Saturday ORCs
Open Read and Critique session allows writers of all skill levels to read the first 750 words of their work to a round table group of the same.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
166 B Rm 152

11:15am PST

Guest of Honor: CJ Cherryh
An inspiration to many, CJ Cherryh has stories to span lifetimes. We honor CJ as our Lifetime Achievement Guest of Honor and hope you will find her stories as wonderful as we do!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

11:15am PST

Top 10 Board Games of 2019
Listen to some of the local game experts talk about some of their favorite games released since last year.


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

11:15am PST

Archery In Reality
Robin Hood, Katniss Everdeen, Hawkeye and Howard Hill; they\'re all amazing archers who do some crazy stuff with a bow. If you\'ve ever wondered where the line between Hollywood and reality is for the craft of archery, come learn about the history and reality of archery. We\'ll debunk some Hollywood BS, and show you some stuff that\'s even more amazing because it\'s really been done.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Tennis Court Music

11:15am PST

11:15 am Kaffeeklatche
Have a morning coffee with your favorite writers and artists! Please sign up at the Infodesk


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
JBs Night Club Rm 152

11:15am PST

Parody Puzzle Pieces
Reconstruct a parody like a jigsaw puzzle. This workshop deconstructs the parody-writing process by presenting pieces of lyrics to paste over the original in the correct places so as to rhyme, scan, make sense, and replace the original words.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Jantzen Jantzen

11:15am PST

AI and pilotless aircraft cars weapons and submersibles
AI is here and it is in the drivers seat! How do pilot-less vehicles work? What do they mean for the future of transportation and how we interact with our world?


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

11:15am PST

The place of climate fiction in engaging the public
The primarily dystopian approach toward climate change in fiction and the entertainment industry can leave the public paralyzed. In an era where immediate action is necessary to tackle this looming issue, how can climate fiction contribute toward engaging the public without scaring them into hiding.


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Overton Overton

11:45am PST

Josh Boykin Reading
Josh Boykin reads from his works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm PST
Readings Rm 152

12:00pm PST

Hogwarts Homework Session 1
Witches and Wizards, earn points for your House in a full day of Hogwarts Homework, as follows: (A) Herbology; Divination; Potions; Quidditch (Make a Golden Snitch) (B) Writing Wizardry (Make Quills & Wax Seals). Rating: G


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

12:00pm PST

OryCon 42 Listening Session
Come talk about what you want to see happening at OryCon 42.


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Fan Lounge Room 266 Music

12:30pm PST

Manny Frishberg Reading
Manny Frishberg reads from his works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm PST
Readings Rm 152

12:30pm PST

ABC123 Dragon Drawing
Rob Carlos teaches us how to draw a dragon with letters and numbers. This is an all ages workshop, where everyone leaves with a dragon drawing unique to them!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Flanders OryKids

12:30pm PST

Artists Demo: Acrylic painting by Grace Turney
Come watch Grace Turley paint and learn new skills/techniques.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Art Show Art Show

12:30pm PST

Autograph Session 3
Writer GOH Fonda Lee, Stoney Compton, Joyce Reynolds-Ward


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Autographs Rm 152

12:30pm PST

Mando Armor 101
Local members of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club provide step by step instruction on how to make the classic Boba Fett armor.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

12:30pm PST

Writing Climate Change
Climate change is the dominating issue of our times. SF&F are uniquely suited to explore it. From solarpunk futures to symbolic engagement with climate grief, how can we explore climate change in our writing?


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
166 B Rm 152

12:30pm PST

Media Guest of Honor: Dragon Dronet
Dragon makes the coolest stuff! Come listen to our Media Guest of Honor share his experiences in film and stories of his cool toys!


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

12:30pm PST

EPIC PIRATE BATTLE: Who Are The Best Pirates?
Who are the best and worst pirates of all time? Using our unprecedented and wholly unfounded ranking system (and audience input, of course), the pirates of PDXYAR debate the best of the best buccaneers in both history and popular media. Fashion: who wore it best? Which pirate had the best death? Who was really the wealthiest pirate of all time? Come learn and laugh with your favorite Portland privateers!


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
White Stag White Stag

12:30pm PST

Game Design 101
Ever wanted to design a RPG or Card Game? Our panel of game designers will draw on their experiences in the industry to walk you through the initial design stages for your game.


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Jantzen Jantzen

12:30pm PST

MCU: An "Endgame" Roundtable
Avengers: Endgame cleaned up at the box office -- but among fans, reactions have been sharply varied. Some say the film nails the climax of Phase One; others argue that it broke the MCU beyond repair. Come watch as our panelists take sides and offer their views. Controversy welcomed, superpowers must be checked at the door.


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

12:30pm PST

Concert: Starlight

Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Timberline Music

12:30pm PST

PODCAST: Just Role With It
Just Role With It is a D&D 5th edition podcast playing Adventures in Middle Earth. Four heroes are running around Mirkwood Forest 5 years after the Battle of the Five armies, and action and drama ensues.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Lovejoy Lovejoy

12:30pm PST

So...Science Fiction and Fantasy are Racist.
So...the genres of science fiction and fantasy are pretty racist. They are steeped in white supremacy and are constantly skewed toward white audiences. But it doesn\'t have to be this way! In this presentation I would like to touch on some of the major racist tropes that permeate sci-fi and fantasy, show some examples of how BIPOC creators have stood these tropes on their heads, and discuss how we as creators and fans can be more cognizant of how not to support these racist approaches.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
JBs Night Club Rm 152

12:30pm PST

SoulCollage
SoulCollage® (by Seena Frost) is an intuitive process that uses images collaged together on 5€ x 8€ cards. The new images created by collaged pictures represent facets of the self and internal influencers. These cards call upon your inner wisdom to explore the many parts of self, the wise council that guides you on your path and the animal spirit that joins in your growth. In this workshop you will learn to make your own cards, learn how to find meaning and work with your cards through journaling, reflection, card consultation, and community building.


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm PST
256 Rm 152

1:00pm PST

Bob Brown Reading
Bob Brown reads from his works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Readings Rm 152

1:00pm PST

Hogwarts Homework Session 2
Witches and Wizards, earn points for your House in a full day of Hogwarts Homework, as follows: (A) Ollivanders Wandmaking (B) Defense Against the Dark Arts (learn to play Wizards Unite). Rating: G, but as Defense Against the Dark Arts will physically leave the hotel, kids under 10 must have adult accompaniment.


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

1:45pm PST

Joseph Brassey Reading
Joseph Brassey reads from his works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm PST
Readings Rm 152

1:45pm PST

Autograph Session 4
Saturday 1:45 autograph session


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Autographs Rm 152

1:45pm PST

Temporary Glitter Tattoos
Temporary Glitter Tattoos.. Come pick out and get a glitter tattoo.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Flanders OryKids

1:45pm PST

The Bucket Bucket
Local members of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club provide step by step instructions on scratch-building a Mandalorian helmet.


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

1:45pm PST

First Page Idol
Feeling brave? Want to see how your work-in-progress holds up in a cold read? Submit the first page of your manuscript for the chance to have it anonymously read aloud and critiqued by a panel of pros. (Pages will be selected randomly; we cannot guarantee all submissions will be read.)


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
166 B Rm 152

1:45pm PST

Gender sex sexuality and expression. Breaking it down for the layperson
Science fiction and fantasy like to explore aliens, goblins, and everything in between. In recent years authors have gotten more comfortable writing outside of heterosexual binary terms, but there is so much more than making a character gay or straight. This panel will cover, in both simple and scientific language, what the social and biological definitions are to gender, sex, sexuality, and expression. Ample time will be given for audience questions, and a discussion will be had about how these four elements must blend together to make believable characters.


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
166 A 166 A

1:45pm PST

Writer Guest of Honor: Fonda Lee
Meet OryCons Writer Guest of Honor, an award winning science-fiction and fantasy author of multiple novels for adults as well as teens!

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

1:45pm PST

Gaming "Gamers" and Society: A Physical World Shaped By Players
Gaming frequently shows up in the news attached to negative headlines: violence, health issues, anti-social behavior, and more. Even so, there are tons of positive communities and influences that gaming of all kinds helps to create: fundraisers for charity, friend groups cemented through roleplay, relationships and marriages found through MMORPGs, etc. Our panel will talk about the ways our virtual worlds (both digital and analog) are influencing our physical world, for better and for worse.


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Jantzen Jantzen

1:45pm PST

Cosplay Meet and Greet
Come in, show up and chat with other people about their love of costumes. Show off your current projects, ask for advice and make new friends!

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Fan Lounge Room 266 Music

1:45pm PST

Maritime/Work Songs
Share traditional and modern maritime and work songs.


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Timberline Music

1:45pm PST

Alternate Internets
The Internet as we know it today seems inevitable, but it could have evolved very differently. Panelists will tackle some critical moments in its development and consider networks that might have been.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Overton Overton

1:45pm PST

Humanity Mark 1.1
Heritable human genetic engineering is becoming a reality, maybe sooner than expected. Can and should governments attempt to stop or authoritatively control this development? Why and how?


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

1:45pm PST

Faces of Evil
Evil is often portrayed as easy to spot in a crowd. What do sociopaths really look like? How does our image of evil make it easier for sociopaths to prey on unsuspecting victims?


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
White Stag White Stag

1:45pm PST

Artist Demo by Rae Vena
Join Rae and watch the visual artist at work.

Saturday November 9, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Art Show Art Show

2:00pm PST

Hogwarts Homework Session 3
Witches and Wizards, earn points for your House in a full day of Hogwarts Homework, as follows: O.W.L.s (Harry Potter trivia). Rating: G


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

2:00pm PST

Child Care - Saturday
Childcare will be provided by professional adult nannies. More information about hours and rates are available at https://orycon.org/41/childcare/

Saturday November 9, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

2:15pm PST

Alan M. Clark Reading
Alan M. Clark reads from his works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 2:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Readings Rm 152

2:30pm PST

Hogwarts Homework Session 4
Witches and Wizards, earn points for your House in a full day of Hogwarts Homework, as follows: (A) Dumbledore\'s Army (play Wizards Unite) (B) The Quibbler (learn to make field recordings of Nargals). Rating: G

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

2:30pm PST

PODCAST: HAMMERCRAWL!
HAMMERCRAWL! is a brutally hilarious dungeon crawl experience. In this Actual Play RPG podcast, your host and Dungeon Master N. Phillip Cole (aka NPC) guides a group of randomly-generated characters to their inevitable demise within a completely procedurally-generated dungeon of horrors and comedy. HAMMERCRAWL! uses a game system inspired by €œclassic€ older games to make an experience both enjoyable by veterans and complete newbies alike. Everything involved is 100% spontaneous, using a collection of random generators to create a completely unique and unexpected dungeon romp. Join us for a pure meat grinder experience just like the days of yore, with stacks of nameless characters to burn through, and a rip roaring good time doing so!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 5:30pm PST
Lovejoy Lovejoy

3:00pm PST

Laurel Anne Hill Reading
Laurel Anne Hill reads from her works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Readings Rm 152

3:00pm PST

Should I attend a Writers Conference?
Why should beginning authors attend a writing conference? How do you make it worth your while?


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
166 B Rm 152

3:00pm PST

Under Represented Occupations of the Future
Careers of Tomorrow! The Golgafrincham were all wiped out for lack of a telephone sanitizer. If we end up living in space stations and on space ships, who are we really going to need to keep civilization ticking along?


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
White Stag White Stag

3:00pm PST

Autograph Session 5
Alma Alexander, Spencer Ellsworth, David Levine


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Autographs Rm 152

3:00pm PST

Sensory Open House: Saturday
Conventions can be overwhelming and difficult for everyone. Flanders is open during this time for sensory-friendly activities and open space for stimming and being yourself. Space and activities are geared toward children and families, but all are welcome.


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Flanders OryKids

3:00pm PST

CosPlay 101
I want to make a costume, but I can\'t sew. I want to be my favorite character, but I can\'t act. I want to compete in costume contests, but I get stage fright. Speak with cosplayers about how they got started, and how easy and inclusive the whole thing can be.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

3:00pm PST

Editor Guest of Honor: Susan Chang
Senior editor for Tor books, Susan Chang has a passion for the success of children and young adult novels. Come meet OryCons Editor Guest of Honor as she shares her experiences in publishing!

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

3:00pm PST

Romance in Video Gaming
We talk about including romance in your video games, how to do it correctly, and dish about our favorite romance stories in visual novels and more.


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Jantzen Jantzen

3:00pm PST

Concert: Frank Hayes
Frank Hayes is a beloved computer writer and filker. Join him for an hour of songs about computers, fandom, and inflammable cats.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Timberline Music

3:00pm PST

The Concept of "Civility": Needful Myth or Trap?
Definitions of "being civil" span a range in communities with wide world views. How does the idea of "civility" influence writing, art, and media in the sci-fi/fantasy creation community? Does "being civil" limit free expression, or expand it?


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Overton Overton

3:00pm PST

Waraji Sandles Class
Chad Volpe teaches fans how to weave samurai sandles out of jute.

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
256 Rm 152

3:30pm PST

Joyce Reynolds-Ward Reading
Joyce Reynolds-Ward reads from her works.


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Readings Rm 152

3:45pm PST

Disaster & Bug-Out Bag Prep
Whether your vision of the apocalypse involves zombies or tsunamis, it is wise to be prepared. Preparedness professionals and practical thinkers will guide you through considering essentials and comfort items you might want to pack, and other realistic steps you can take on an individual, household, neighborhood, and municipal level toward preparing for the worst. Rating: PG.


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:45pm - 5:15pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

4:15pm PST

So you didn't find a Toblerone
Homestuck meetup. Be there at 4:13. If you Naruto run, you may make it there faster.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 4:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Fan Lounge Room 266 Music

4:15pm PST

Fonda Lee Reading
Writer Guest of Honor, Fonda Lee reads from her selected works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 4:15pm - 4:45pm PST
Readings Rm 152

4:15pm PST

Artist Demo by Jeff Fennel
Jeff is going to walk him through his creation process and show how he makes his works.

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
Art Show Art Show

4:15pm PST

Body Language in Art
How do you express your story in a single panel. Facial expression and body language can be key factors.


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

4:15pm PST

Autograph Session 6
Joseph Brassey, Manny Frishberg


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
Autographs Rm 152

4:15pm PST

SFWA Business Meeting
Business Meeting for SFWA

Moderators
Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
166 B Rm 152

4:15pm PST

Borrowed Gods and Make-believe Myths
Understanding appropriation and reflecting on spiritual themes in fantasy world-building


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
White Stag White Stag

4:15pm PST

Fairy Tales: What are they good for?
reinventing and retelling traditional fairy stories sometimes in vastly different contexts - were they entertainment, cautionary tales, teaching tales? What are we using them for now? How much damage did the Disney saccharine coating do?


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
166 A 166 A

4:15pm PST

Grab Your Tea & Slippers: Why Cozy Video Games Are Taking Over
The idea of playing *wholesome* and cozy video games has become more prominent and - dare we say - normal? From Animal Crossing to Calico, titles are allowing players to take a break, relax, and enjoy a gentler side of life, as well as provide more opportunities for inclusivity within the gaming community. Let€™s get comfy and discuss why cozy games are an upcoming force in the industry, share examples of our favorites, and discuss why we shouldn€™t hide the fact we want kinder, gentler titles to enjoy!


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
Jantzen Jantzen

4:15pm PST

Finishing and Painting a Droid Prop
How to make a droid look like it went through the Battle of Scarif! Types of paint, weathering techniques and fun!

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

4:15pm PST

Politics in Science Fiction
The merging of science fiction stories drawing on the current political climate is growing. How do you write political science Fiction without crossing the line.


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm PST
Overton Overton

4:45pm PST

Ken Lizzi Reading
Ken Lizzi reads from his works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 4:45pm - 5:15pm PST
Readings Rm 152

5:00pm PST

Saturday Kids Dance Party
Bring the whole family to come and get your dance on before the Masquerade!

Moderators
Saturday November 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Flanders OryKids

5:30pm PST

Masquerade Seating
Come get a seat for the costume contest!

Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

5:30pm PST

Cheryce Clayton Reading
Cheryce Clayton reads from her works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Readings Rm 152

5:30pm PST

One Minute Pitch for all ages creators
30 mins of theory, 20 mins of practice. Be prepared to speak your pitch


Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
166 A 166 A

5:30pm PST

Writing Trilogies
How to craft a trilogy. Many parts that all come to a very satisfying conclusion. Why are they so popular?


Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
166 B Rm 152

5:30pm PST

Local Food And Water Sustainability
Hear and share tips for local food and water sustainability, including protecting watersheds; composting; food reclamation; gleaning; planting orchards and raised beds; and humanely raising laying and frying poultry. Watershed protection documentary footage provided courtesy of Matt Kellam and Freshwaters Illustrated. Rating: G.


Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

5:30pm PST

Making a Game That Sticks
What makes you come back to a game for hours on end? Whether it\'s your favorite MMORPG, an idle clicker on your phone, or that tabletop game you pull out with your friends every week, there\'s facets about those games that makes them stick with you. Let\'s talk about \'em!


Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Jantzen Jantzen

5:30pm PST

Saturday NaNoWriMo
Join us for a writing session! Timed. Read, set, WRITE!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
JBs Night Club Rm 152

5:30pm PST

Jam in the Key of R
An old favorite. Take room, add instruments, voices, ideas, and you have Jam.

Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Timberline Music

5:30pm PST

Droid Building: The Primer
Building your own droid can be overwhelming undertaking. Come and learn the basics and resources to get started on your own.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

5:30pm PST

Police vs Military vs Contractor
How much will future governmental enforcement be done with contractors? Does it matter as long as they are trained? Why does the accounting "make sense".


Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Overton Overton

5:30pm PST

Introduction to Silk-Ribbon Embroidery Part 2
Part 2 of 2. Students will learn to embroider rosebuds, leaves and antique roses with silk ribbon. Participants should be familiar with the following basic embroidery stitches: French knots, feather stitch and stem stitch. Kits will include pre-cut supplies sufficient to complete a needle book for storing sewing/embroidery needles. $10 kit fee to instructor. Limit 10 participants.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm PST
256 Rm 152

5:30pm PST

Controlled Accident Painting
Join former GOH Alan M. Clark as he shows off his art technique.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm PST
Art Show Art Show

6:00pm PST

Costume Fashion Show
A parade of amazing hall costumes! No pressure or judging, show off your hall costumes, or just come to enjoy the work of creative people!

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

6:00pm PST

Jeff Soesbe Reading
Jeff Soesbe reads from his works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Readings Rm 152

6:30pm PST

Masquerade with Half-time Show by Cecilia Eng
Amazing costumes, fun performances, and guest judges! Join us for a half-time show by our Music Guest of Honor, Cecilia Eng!


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

6:45pm PST

Dayle A. Dermatis Reading
Dayle A. Dermatis reads from her works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 6:45pm - 7:15pm PST
Readings Rm 152

6:45pm PST

Making Space for Writing
Virginia Woolf said "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction; and that, as you will see, leaves the great problem of the true nature of woman and the true nature of fiction unsolved." What is it about a dedicated room that is important? If a room is necessary, how do we create the space?


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
166 B Rm 152

6:45pm PST

Plot or Character: Which Comes First?
What is most important to a good story: a fast moving and/or engaging plot to carry you away, or characters that you can identify with, or at least care about? You can have one without the other, but when should you? And, does


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
166 A 166 A

6:45pm PST

NIWA Meet & Greet
Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA) members and friends welcome you to join this friendly, mutually supportive, regional group of writers and editors, for fun, to further your own professional pursuits, and/or to discover new paper or audiobooks for your collection. Rating: G.


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

6:45pm PST

What Makes A Good Video Game?
Want to make a quality game? Narrative Designer PeachyAenne and her panel will analyze different aspects that make great digital game experiences, then take those qualifications and pit famous games against each other to see which ones reign supreme.


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
Jantzen Jantzen

6:45pm PST

The Reality of Violence
How do we script violence into writing, art, and media in a realistic way? Discuss with our experts on the reality of violence, both during and the after effects, and discover the details that are often left out. 18+ please, some content may be offensive or disturbing.


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
Overton Overton

6:45pm PST

PODCAST: The Overcast
The Overcast is an audio fiction podcast producing Breathtaking Speculative Stories from the PNW and Beyond. Join us for a special live recording of The Overcast featuring live audio play adaptations of the works of local PNW. Performed live by a cast of voice actors featuring the authors themselves!


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
Lovejoy Lovejoy

6:45pm PST

Engineering Our Way Out of Climate Disaster?
Cloud seeding on a massive scale? Orbiting umbrellas? Sucking CO2 from the air to make fuel or carbon nanotubes? There are a number of technologically feasible approaches to geoengineering solutions to GHG pollution causing runaway climate change. Which are the most likely? Are we ready to try terraforming on the only habitable planet we have?


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

7:00pm PST

Child Care - Saturday
Childcare will be provided by professional adult nannies. More information about hours and rates are available at https://orycon.org/41/childcare/

Saturday November 9, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

8:00pm PST

Brenda Jean Cooper Reading
Brenda Jean Cooper reads from her works.


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Readings Rm 152

8:00pm PST

Writing about Gender
The difference between sex and gender, to Sexuality in Science Fiction, and even a queer science panel that talks about diversity on Earth and what we could expect on another planet in terms of gender and reproduction.


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
166 B Rm 152

8:00pm PST

Shadowrun Into Reality
With advances in technology, corporate control growing, and political unrest, are we becoming Shadowrun? Discuss how game dynamics influence and seem to predict our world.

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Pendleton OryKids

8:00pm PST

Concert: The PDX Broadsides
The PDX Broadsides write nerdy music for nerdy people by writing about things we all love: science, space, Shakespeare, and Nathan Fillion\'s bum. The PDX Broadsides have played around the country in venues large and small. They\'ve performed at conventions including Dragon Con, OryCon (as musical guest of honor), Conflikt (as Toastband) and Emerald City Comic Con, or you may have seen them play in shows with The Doubleclicks, Marian Call, or Molly Lewis. They have received two nominations for the Pegasus Awards for Excellence in Filk. Currently, the band is touring in support of their fifth studio album, €œRelatable Content€!


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Timberline Music

8:00pm PST

The Hero Squad Takes on a Honey Heist!
It\'s time to steal some honey! Join Ash, Jas, Price, Rik, from Stumpt Gamers and Narrative Designer/Streamer PeachyAenne as they stage a raid in the tabletop RPG Honey Heist! Watch this live-play event as they take on the roles of criminal bears scheming to steal all the honey. It\'s gunna be sweet!


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Jantzen Jantzen

8:00pm PST

Could You Survive A Journey Into Space?
Could You Survive a Journey Into Space?!...the final frontier. These are trivia questions. Their 2-hour mission: to entertain with strange sci-fi stuff; to geek out on pop culture references and new franchise reboots; to boldly quiz where no live, interactive, stand-up-comic-led crew has quizzed before. Prizes awarded! Rating: PG.


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

8:00pm PST

Joustmania for Everyone!
Keep your controller still while trying to jostle others, in this large local, no screen required, party game! 10 players per game, each game is 10 minutes long.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 10:15pm PST
Lovejoy Lovejoy

8:30pm PST

A.M. Brosius Reading
A.M. Brosius reads from his works.

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Readings Rm 152

9:00pm PST

Late Night Artist\s Chat
An opportunity for artists to get together and talk about work, process, business, conventions etc.


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm PST
256 Rm 152

9:15pm PST

Literary Beer with Gerald Nordley
Have an evening beverage and visit with your favorite writers and artists! (Drinks can be purchased at the bar outside of Ballrooms downstairs)

Panelists

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:15pm - 10:15pm PST
White Stag White Stag

9:15pm PST

Theme Circle: Space Songs
The Eagle landed 50 years ago, and we\'ve been singing about it ever since. This is a circle for all of those songs about the past, present, and future of space exploration.


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:15pm - 10:15pm PST
Timberline Music

9:15pm PST

Science Does Not Work That Way Good Night!
Coming back after standing-room only panels at RCCC, ECCC, and OryCon, its everyones favorite Ask The Scientists About The Media panel! Were here for you through every physics flub and technology trip-up. This panel of real scientists will discuss their expertise, from medicine to astronomy to engineering, take your questions, and talk about some of the moments in media that made them scream...in good ways and bad.


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:15pm - 10:15pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

9:15pm PST

Saturday Dance
Time Warp? Tina Turner? Prince? Celine? Rasputin? Who knows! It's all music and we LOVE it. Come join us while we relish the noise and move rhythmically.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:15pm - Sunday November 10, 2019 12:15am PST
Main Ballroom OryKids

10:15pm PST

Haste! Improv Comedy Rpg (18+)
Make Time for Haste! A game of Dum-Dums and Dragons. Meet the creator of Haste, a new quick-play, cooperative, improvised, comedy-based RPG. And the debut of a new RPG podcast of the same name. Win a copy of the game in our Character Creation Contest! Rating: 18+.


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:15pm - 11:15pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

10:30pm PST

Literary Beer with Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Have an evening beverage and visit with your favorite writers and artists! (Drinks can be purchased at the bar outside of Ballrooms downstairs)


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm PST
White Stag White Stag

10:30pm PST

OryCon Pagan Circle
This pagan ritual circle is open to all con-goers, of any faith, creed, or lack thereof. We ask that all who attend participate respectfully. The ritual will be beginner-friendly and eclectically Pagan in its practices and symbolism. Ritual runners wish to overtly welcome all adult and mature minor con-goers regardless of race, gender, orientation, and ability, and we will seek to create an atmosphere that includes everyone. Only intolerant or abusive behaviors and words are unwelcome. Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable, spiritual, or both!


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday November 10, 2019 12:30am PST
Overton Overton

10:30pm PST

Open Filk: Chaos
Come sing, play, or listen with us. No waiting for turns this time, but please be polite about hogging the floor

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday November 10, 2019 2:30am PST
Timberline Music
 
Sunday, November 10
 

8:00am PST

Open Gaming & Game Library
Gaming returns to OryCon 41, sponsored by our sister convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall.
To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Sunday November 10, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm PST
Multnomah Multnomah

8:00am PST

Hospitality
Hospitality is a perk and a service that OryCon provides to all members in attendance. When people think of Hospitality they often think of food (and there will be plenty of snacks!) but the core of what the OSFCI Board, ConCom and Staff want to provide is a sense of welcome. We invite you to think of Hospitality as a comfortable retreat within the bounds of the convention – sure, we have snacks to tide you over until your next meal and drinks to keep you hydrated – but the main service we provide is a comfortable place to sit and relax; to read a book, play a game, or engage with someone you might not otherwise get a chance to during the convention!

Sunday November 10, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm PST
Glisan & Rm 106 Glisan & Rm 106

8:45am PST

Miniatures Painting
This miniatures-painting panel will be a quick show-and-tell from the panelists, followed by an open painting session. Paints, brushes, and instruction will be provided for use within the panel. Use our minis, or bring your own to paint in our suite during this session. Allergy alert: Paints will actively be in use. Rating: G.

Moderators
Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am PST
CS 206A Rm 152

8:45am PST

Watercolour Expressions
An open classroom laboratory art lesson, which will explore texture tactics to elicit wild and expressive visuals from watercolor paintings. Join us in our weird experimentation with salt, frisket, bubbles, paper, pigments, and a generous dash of adventurous artistry. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. Allergy alert: Paints will be actively in use. Rating: G.

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am PST
CS 206B Rm 152

9:00am PST

Art Show
Art Show is located in the main ballroom and is open to membership. Please do not bring in any food or drink. No photography is allowed in the Art Show.
Want to help run Art Show next year? Meet artists, help with sales, and hang out with the cool kids? Drop a line to artshow@orycon.org and we’ll sign you right up!

Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
Salon West Salon West

9:00am PST

GEAR Con Steampunk Parlour & Escape Room
The Gaslight-fantastic Explorers, Adventurers, & Romantics Convention (GEAR Con) is Portland, Oregon's annual steampunk festival. Come visit the lounge to share tales, show off costumes, and enjoy the company of other steampunk (Victorian retro-futurism) enthusiasts and lovers-of-the-anachronistic.

Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm PST
GEAR Con Lounge Rm202 OryKids

9:00am PST

Artifacts
Want a shirt or another OryCon tchotke? Maybe you'd like a little time off from your children? Come to the Artifacts table near Registration in the main lobby. We can sell you baubles and give you the information you need for our on-site child care.

Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

9:00am PST

Fan Lounge
The Susan C. Petrey Memorial Fan Lounge is a community area for fans to meet and hold gatherings during Orycon. It is also a room for individual fans to come, decompress, and have quiet conversations. It is a quiet, safe space. If your club/guild/ committee/alliance/ group of friends would like a free area to host a get-together, please sign up on the door of the lounge during theconvention. View orycon41.sched.com for the latest schedule information. Light refreshments will be provided, and the only requirement is that your event is open and welcoming to any fans who might wander in.

Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm PST
Room 266 Room 266

9:00am PST

GEAR Con Lounge
The Gaslight-fantastic
Explorers, Adventurers, & Romantics Convention (GEAR Con) is Portland, Oregon’s annual steampunk festival. Come visit the lounge to share tales, show off costumes, and enjoy the company of other steampunk (Victorian retro-futurism) enthusiasts and loversof-the-anachronistic.

Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm PST
Room 202 Room 202

9:00am PST

Registration
After hours, Reg assistance will be provided in the Ops Rm 252.

Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

9:00am PST

Teen Lounge
Teen Lounge is a safe space for people ages 13-21 to be as geeky as they please. The Teen Lounge has a range of games that are both table top and console. There are plenty of snacks, drinks and like minded geeks.

Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm PST
Room 116 Room 116

9:00am PST

Info Desk
Have a question about OryCon?
Visit the Info Desk in the main lobby foyer, across from Registration. They know everything. :)

Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

10:00am PST

Autograph Session GOH C.J. Cherryh
Join us for a special autograph session with C.J. Cherryh

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Autographs Rm 152

10:00am PST

How do characters evolve?
From Duny to Ged. How to show characters that evolve within a story.


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
166 A 166 A

10:00am PST

Sunday ORCs
Open Read and Critique session allows writers of all skill levels to read the first 750 words of their work to a round table group of the same.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
166 B Rm 152

10:00am PST

LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup
Queer and nerdy and young? This is your place! Make friends, talk about issues in the community, socialize, and eek and geek over your favorite fandoms! Light, vegan refreshments provided. Rating: PG (because there might be mention of bullying).

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
CS 206A Rm 152

10:00am PST

Native Pollinators
Come learn about the Orchard Mason Bee, and other pollinators in the Pacific Northwest. We will talk about their unique life cycles, and how you can raise them, yourself! Rating: G.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
CS 206B Rm 152

10:00am PST

Joustmania for Kids!
Keep your controller still while trying to jostle others, in this large local, no screen required, party game! 10 players per game, each game is 10 minutes long. (This game time is for ages 10 and under)

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Flanders OryKids

10:00am PST

Westercon 73 Update
Come find out what is going on at Westercon 73


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
White Stag White Stag

10:00am PST

10 am Sunday Kaffeeklatche
Have a morning coffee with your favorite writers and artists! Please sign up at the Infodesk


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
JBs Night Club Rm 152

10:00am PST

Concert: Alexander James Adams
The Faerie Tale Minstrel celebrates his return to live in the Northwest with songs and stories of Myth, magic and mundane madness.


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Timberline Music

10:00am PST

Meetup: Wheel of Time Spoilers
Wheel of Time fans meetup for this excellent podcast! We will be doing a chapter by chapter deep dive into the Wheel of Time book series. Join Seth and Patrick as they go full into the spoilers, foreshadowing, and connective threads of this epic fantasy series.


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Lovejoy Lovejoy

10:00am PST

Deepfakes and Face Swaps and Fake News oh my.
Deepfakes and similar AI-based media creation have a lot of promise and a lot of risk. Almost anything imaginable, from falsified video to false news reports made at scale, are on the horizon. How do the most modern technologies work? Can they be detected? Can they be thwarted? What will a future where no media can be fully trusted look like?


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

10:00am PST

Making Chainmail
Useful for everything from dice bags to stopping zombie bites! Come put links together and get started on that new project.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST
256 Rm 152

10:00am PST

Child Care - Sunday
Childcare will be provided by professional adult nannies. More information about hours and rates are available at https://orycon.org/41/childcare/

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

10:00am PST

LAN Gaming
Gaming returns to OryCon 41, sponsored by our sister convention GameStorm (http://www.gamestorm.org). Try your hand at one of the many games in the game library, or try out one of the new ones you just grabbed in the dealers hall.
To see the amazing selection of games in the game library, see http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Game_Storm?own=1

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm PST
Clackamas Clackamas

10:00am PST

NERF Wars!
Join us out in the Tennis Courts for nerf battles. Bring it ON!

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm PST
Tennis Court Music

10:00am PST

Dealers Room
Looking for a particular book? A fabulous piece of jewelry? Curious to know what the latest games are? Come to the Dealer’s Room! Please find us in the Grand Ballroom, at the end of the hotel’s main level, next to the Art Room; right on your way to many of the guest rooms, Hospitality, etc.

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm PST
Salon East Salon East

10:00am PST

Fan Tables
Need a break but don’t want to miss the fun? Stop by the Fan Tables located in the main lobby and around the lower level landing. Here you can find a fan group to join, a future event to attend, and much more.

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm PST
Lobby Upsatirs & Downstairs Lobby Upsatirs & Downstairs

10:30am PST

Wendy N. Wagner Reading
Wendy N. Wagner reads from her works.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am PST
Readings Rm 152

11:00am PST

Food Truck: Coin Operated Boy
Sunday November 10, 2019 11:00am - 7:00pm PST
Parking Lot Parking Lot

11:15am PST

Richard A. Lovett Reading
Richard A. Lovett reads from his works.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 11:15am - 11:45am PST
Readings Rm 152

11:15am PST

Artist Pictionary
Watch the artists draw your submitted ideas and words in an interactive game of Pictionary!


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Art Show Art Show

11:15am PST

Exploring Publishing Options
Including the Big Five, which seems to be the best place for my work of art?


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
166 A 166 A

11:15am PST

Costuming with Leather
Leather is a hugely versatile material, with unlimited potential in costumes. Panelists will share some of the ways they use leather in costumes, along with tips and tricks for sourcing these materials.


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
256 Rm 152

11:15am PST

Fandom Foodmaking
Do you love to cook?... to eat? ...and geeky things? ...We at Creation Station do, too! We invite you to join us for a fandom food potluck. We will bring our favorite geeky dishes, recipes, cook books, measuring cups, and cake pans; sample geeky tea blends made by Friday Elliot, of Friday Afternoon Teas; and have an open discussion on food, ranging from Klingon to Hobbit and everything in between. FOR SAFETY, INGREDIENT CARDS ARE REQUIRED. Rating: G. Allergy Alert: Read ingredient cards before sampling!

Moderators
Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

11:15am PST

Tolkien Quest: Fanwork Creation Here (Write Fanfics; Design Fan Art) And Back Again (Share It)!
You may Wander alone or in Fellowship with one or more other fanworks creators. You will be given a Quest (fanwork prompt) and have 30 minutes to complete your quest (write a fanfic; illustrate fan art). You may bring allies (crossover/modern fanworks welcome). Then regale us with your tales (share your creations)! Cosponsored by TolkienPDX. The reference library of Tolkien scholarly books and art books belonging to Micah will be on hand to aid in your quests. Rating: G


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
CS 206B Rm 152

11:15am PST

Facts About Horses for Fantasy Authors
Horses are amazing animals that have been bred to fill a variety of transportation needs over the millennia. They have a range capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. They have good days, bad days, and get sick. Join us for insights into the reality of horses.


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
166 B Rm 152

11:15am PST

11:15 am Sunday Kaffeeklatche
Have a morning coffee with your favorite writers and artists! Please sign up at the Infodesk


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
JBs Night Club Rm 152

11:15am PST

Literary Beer with Manny Frishberg
Have an evening beverage and visit with your favorite writers and artists! (Drinks can be purchased at the bar outside of Ballrooms downstairs)

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
White Stag White Stag

11:15am PST

Concert: Cecilia Eng
Join us to listen in to our Music GOH, Cecilia Eng.

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
Timberline Music

11:15am PST

Alien Intelligences on Earth and in Space
Before we contact extraterrestrial civilizations, we can practice communicating with alien intelligence right here. Researchers are trying to create a lexicon of dolphin vocalizations in the Caribbean, elephants communicate in frequencies that humans are just learning to €œsee€ with spectrograms and, as programmers inch their way toward a general AI, the question is if it will €œthink€ in a way we can fathom.


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

11:30am PST

Storytime Adventures
Come join us for a creative adventure to storyland and meet some fabulous characters.


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Flanders OryKids

11:45am PST

G. David Nordley Reading
G. David Nordley reads from his works.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm PST
Readings Rm 152

12:00pm PST

Berlynn Wohl Autographs
Signing her works!

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Autographs Rm 152

12:30pm PST

Curtis C. Chen Reading
Curtis C. Chen reads from his works.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm PST
Readings Rm 152

12:30pm PST

Costume swap

Sunday November 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
White Stag White Stag

12:30pm PST

Kitten Caboodle: Make Cat Toys Share Cat Joys!
While we make cat toys, we will share anecdotes, photos, and videos about our favorite cats from our lives and works of fiction. All supplies provided free in this all-ages, kid-welcoming, adorable hands-on craft and open mic. From memes to animagi, feline kind dominate the internet and prevail in films, shows -- and our lives. Give them the homage they deserve :) Rating: G.


Sunday November 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

12:30pm PST

Two Shots Open Mic
This is a chance for OryCon members without concert slots to perform on stage for two songs or ten minutes, whichever comes first. Newcomers welcome! Interested in a two-shot? Sign-ups are in the Timberline Room.

Sunday November 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Timberline Music

12:30pm PST

Analog Mafia
You don\'t have to have a PhD to write about Astrophysics!


Sunday November 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

12:30pm PST

Intro to Leather Tooling
Leather is an incredibly versatile material, with huge potential for costuming and geeky crafting. Learn some basic leatherworking techniques on a small leather scrap that could be a pendant, hair clip, or belt buckle. We will be using very sharp knives - younger fans are welcome at the discretion of their parents. Tools provided. Limited to 20 participants.


Sunday November 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm PST
256 Rm 152

12:30pm PST

PODCAST: BIKERS, DICE, & BARS
Coming to you straight from the inebriated wildlands of Portland, Oregon (USA), Bikers, Dice, and Bars takes you out to the road with discussions on the many intersecting themes of bike life, geek culture, and dive-bar appreciation. Join NPC, Just Jacob, and Dr. Xander Gerrymander every two weeks as they talk about their experiences with these topics both in Portland and beyond, and stick around afterward for special downtime content such as Ride Reports, Game Sessions, Dive Bar Reviews, Industry Interviews, and more!

Sunday November 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Lovejoy Lovejoy

1:00pm PST

David D. Levine Reading
David D. Levine reads from his works.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Readings Rm 152

1:00pm PST

Art Auction
Art Show is located in the main ballroom and is open to membership. Please do not bring in any food or drink. No photography is allowed in the Art Show.
Want to help run Art Show next year? Meet artists, help with sales, and hang out with the cool kids? Drop a line to artshow@orycon.org and we’ll sign you right up!

Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
East Ballroom East Ballroom

1:00pm PST

Doodle Bugs
A workshop that lets kids experiment with art supplies in creating their own monster!

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Flanders OryKids

1:00pm PST

Art Auction
Come pick up the art you saw in the show! Auction rules are easy to understand and you can take home the pieces of your dreams!

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Art Show Art Show

1:00pm PST

Child Care - Sunday
Childcare will be provided by professional adult nannies. More information about hours and rates are available at https://orycon.org/41/childcare/

Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Main Lobby Main Lobby

1:45pm PST

Stephanie L. Weippert Reading
Stephanie L. Weippert reads from her works.


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm PST
Readings Rm 152

1:45pm PST

Surviving Cons With Disabilities
This is an informal meetup, a "con debrief" and a helpful-supply show-and-tell, in Creation Station\'s accessible suite with an accessible restroom, during neurodivergent-friendly, sensory-friendly, mostly quiet time. Come relax with each other, share survival tips for enduring how hard it can be to navigate conventions when you, your kids, your companions may have visible and/or hidden disabilities. Share suggestions as to how events can improve accessibility, inclusivity, comfort, safety, empowerment, and fun. Intended panelists include a member of the OSFCI Inclusivity Committee and the OSFCI Ombudsman. Rating: G


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

1:45pm PST

BAND SCRAMBLE!
Sign up here if you want to participate as a performer in the band scramble at OryCon this year. If you sign up in the survey with any ranking 1-5 and it fits your schedule, you will be placed in the Band Scramble. Participants will be randomly assigned to a band with their fellow enthusiasts and given about a day to pick a song to perform on stage during the Band Scramble on Sunday. Not sure yet? Sign ups will also be available at OryCon on Friday. (But if you sign up now it will show up on your con schedule.)


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Timberline Music

1:45pm PST

Alien Invasion tropes we are tired of seeing
Aliens are not going to invade Earth to steal our water and other silly invasion tropes. There are plenty of legitimate reasons for an invasion, let\'s see those!


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

1:45pm PST

Cashless Society: How Did We Get Here & What Are the Consequences?
Businesses around the country are declining cash for credit or debit cards. Is it legal? Is it a good idea? What are the ramifications of switching to a cashless economy?


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Overton Overton

1:45pm PST

Right, Wrong, or Cringe-worthy
Representation matters, and there's been an increase in the number of LGBTQ characters in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Sadly, the presentations don't always work as well as they could. What are some of your most memorable examples of representation, and how would you improve them?

Sunday November 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
White Stag White Stag

2:15pm PST

Mike Chinakos Reading
Mike Chinakos reads from his works.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 2:15pm - 2:45pm PST
Readings Rm 152

2:30pm PST

Dinosaur STOMP
Let\'s read stories about dinosaur friends, learn a dino dance, and stomp our dino feet.


Sunday November 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
Flanders OryKids

3:00pm PST

Concert: Creede Lambard
Songs, stories and potrzebie from the shores of Puget Sound. Banjos may be involved. You have been delightfully warned.

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Timberline Music

3:00pm PST

Costume In Harness
You found the costume you want; but how do you attach that piece of armor? What is it even called? We have your answers. Come join us for a bit of history, as we talk you from pauldrons to sabatons, and teach you the best way to attach your armor for long-term wear. Rating: PG (for mention of historic, re-enacted, and fictional battles and wars)

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
CS 206B Rm 152

3:00pm PST

Soundboards: Intro & Demo
Chasing frequencies: the low-down on live sound. Introduction to how to run a soundboard, by an academically trained, professionally employed sound technician. Includes a live demo, featuring vocal performance artists. Rating: G

Panelists

Sunday November 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
CS 206A Rm 152

3:00pm PST

OryCon 41 Onions & Orchids
Concerns, compliments? Are there things that you would like OryCon staff to know about? Please attend and tell us what is on your mind.


Sunday November 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
PettyGrove Rm 152

3:30pm PST

Concert: Kris Wildman
Lively arrangements of both original and classic Filk favorites that often cross genres.

Moderators
Sunday November 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Timberline Music