I will be at Orycon in Portland, Nov 18-20.
If you see me at the con or in the bar you’re super welcome to come up and say hi. I have a hectic schedule, so the best way to make sure you see me is to come to a panel. I take programming prep pretty seriously, so I’ll often be hiding away between panels as I get ready for the next one.
Friday, November 18
Simplifying RPG Systems, Belmont (2), 2:00pm-3:00pm
Can’t remember all those rules? Combat too slow and too predictable? Players too smug and fearless? Spice up your role-playing campaign by streamlining the rules system and picking up the pace! Robert Plamondon, author of “Through Dungeons Deep: A Fantasy Gamers’ Handbook,” shares some easy techniques, and the audience will share plenty more. Rating: PG Robert Plamondon, Liz Argall
Buy Your Unconscious Mind a Drink Douglas Fir (3), 6:00pm-7:00pm
How to get your creative mind to talk to you. How writing prompts, mind maps, creative dates with yourself, tarot and story telling cards can help you tap the muse.
Mark Teppo, John Lovett, Sara Mueller, Liz Argall, Ann Gimpel, Patrick Swenson
Liz Argall Giving a Reading That Will Knock Your Socks off Hawthorne (2) 8:00pm-8:30pm
Nuff said. I give a great reading, and you’ll be the first to experience some new stuff.
Saturday, November 19
Autograph Session 3 Autograph Area (LL1), 2:00pm-3:00pm
I’ll be signing, drawing, and available to write letters from the Things that will be posted to a loved one with ACTUAL STAMPS.
Get your stuff signed by Phyllis Irene Radford, Alma Alexander, and John Pitts at the same time
Sunday, November 20
Local Food Sustainability & Community-Building Pearl (2), 11:00am-12:00pm
Whether your motivation is global warming, the terrifying decimation of the bee population, or being up too late at night reading dystopian futures, have you wondered, if it really all went down, how you could know whom to rely on, and how much you could fend for yourself? Have you tried being proactive, now, learning how to create networks; grow, raise, or glean, your own food sources; barter goods and services; build your own mobile shelters; pass local legislation supporting local food sustainability and rain catchment, etc.? Folks involved in such proactive individual, family, and community endeavors facilitate a discussion, ideally with avid audience participation, towards innovating ideas and sharing what works.
A.M. Brosius,Ellen Klowden, Guy Letourneau, Lupa, Karen Black, Liz Argall, Robert Plamondon, Chad Budrow
My five page backstory and your +5 to hit bonus Salon A (LL1), 1:00pm-2:00pm
Different gaming styles and how we can fit it all together at the same table.
Brian Hunt, Nick Dixon,Rhiannon Louve, Ari Goldstein, Liz Argall
Geeks Against Misogyny & Entitlement Belmont (2), 3:00pm-4:00pm
A safe-space, a meet-up, an opportunity for discussion, catharsis, problem-solving, creative expression, and community-building, around experiences of misogyny and entitlement in any aspect of geek experience, from school and work to conventions and fandoms. PG-13.
Ari Goldstein, Ellen Klowden, Greg Hallock, Arashi Young, Liz Argall, Rhiannon Louve