OryCon 17 Program

Friday November 10, 1995

12:00 Noon Friday

Klamath
Social responsibility of Writers for their readers
Jim Fiscus, Forsythe, Margaret, Lyris, Sonia Orin Lyris

1:00pm Friday

Yakima
Game mastering for novice and veteran
Greg Gordon, Tom Maddox, Charles Martel
Klamath
Writers, Creativity, and Depression
Irene Radford, Sonia Orin Lyris, Timothy Campbell, Greg Aberham

2:00pm Friday

Umatilla
The World Wide Web
Steve Forty & Ben Yalow
Yakima
Fear of the future: Is science fiction too conservative?
Clifton Amsbury, Elton Elliot, Kristine Rusch
Klamath
Are Writers, Artists, etc., really crazier than "normal" people?
(M) Joan Gaustad, Heather Hudson, Dean W. Smith, Gary Davis, Tim Campbell, Mari-El Mor

3:00pm Friday

Riverview
Can One be Moral without God -- Non-deistic ethics
Does there have to be a white robed greybeard on a celestial throne to keep us in line?
(M) Tim Campbell, Clifton Aumsbury, Margret Forsythe, Steve Forty, Tom Maddox, Mari-El Mor, John De Camp
Umatilla
Genetic testing and your future: "I'm sorry, but you have con-genital hangnails. You're fired!/You're imprisoned!/You're dead!"
(M) Amy Thomson, Tom Billings Marsha Goldoff
Yakima
Artist Demonstration -- Lace making for costumers
Irene Radford
Klamath
Writers & Their Rituals
"I don't care if you write sitting in the lotus position on an iceberg as long as you do it!"
(M) Joel Rosenberg, Dean W. Smith, Rebecca Neason, Adrienne Martine-Barnes
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Greg Abraham

4:00pm Friday

Umatilla
Dance Demonstration by Betty Bigelow
Persian Social Dance Comparative Dance Styles
Yakima
Artist Demonstration -- Water Colour
Adrienne Martine-Barnes
Klamath
Alternate History -- Finding the turning point to change the past
"Do you kill Hitler or the butterfly?"
(M) James Fiscus, Dameon Willich, Kristine K. Rusch, Irene Radford, Margaret Forsythe
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Steven Barnes

5:00pm Friday

Umatilla
Dance workshop by Pippin Sardo
Set Dancing through the ages
Yakima
Artist Demonstration -- Reverse Painting on glass
Joy Day
Klamath
Researching -- Sources & techniques -- Where, Why, and when enough is enough!
(M) Joel Rosenberg, Dameon Willich, Rebecca Neason, Louise Foster, Chuq Von Rospach, Greg Abraham
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Timothy J. Campbell

6:00pm Friday

Yakima
Artist Demonstration -- Watercolour
Margaret Organ-Kean
Klamath
Plagues and emerging pathogens -- What will be the next outbreak?
Marsha Goldoff
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Jo Clayton

7:30pm Friday

Riverview
OPENING CEREMONIES
You'll laugh, you'll cry (the really bad joke line forms here), you'll kiss a half hour good bye while the Not Ready For Sidereal Time Players do their usual mind numbing schtick

8:00pm Friday

Riverview
Dance set-up
Umatilla
Buddhist Theory of Ten (inner) Worlds
Timothy J. Campbell & Donna Yamada-Bolima
Fan Room
The Current New Golden Age of Fanzines
Jean Lamb, Suzanne Tompkins, Art Widner

8:30pm Friday

Klamath
FANTHORPE READING
Mortifying metaphors, repetitive redundancy, preposterous padding, and other examples of thesaurian verbosity beyond belief, past understanding, transcending the everyday...
Debbie Cross & Jeff Stout

9:00pm Friday

Riverview
Dance
Yakima
Live Action Gaming with the Camarilla

10:00pm Friday

Riverview
Dance
Umatilla
Babylon 5 Downbelow Gathering
A casual get together for fans of the show
Yakima
Live Action Gaming with the Camarilla
Klamath
Filk -- Bardic Circle

11:00pm Friday

Riverview
Dance
Yakima
Live Action Gaming with the Camarilla
Klamath
Filk -- Bardic Circle

12:00 Midnight Friday

Riverview
Dance
Yakima
Live Action Gaming with the Camarilla
Klamath
Filk -- Bardic Circle
Eisenhower
Midnight Horror Readings
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith,Edd Vick

1:00am Saturday

Riverview
Dance
Yakima
Live Action Gaming with the Camarilla
Klamath
Filk -- Bardic Circle

2:00am Saturday

Riverview
Dance
Klamath
Filk -- Bardic Circle

3:00am Saturday

Klamath
Filk -- Bardic Circle

4:00am Saturday

Convention Closed. Please go somewhere.

Saturday November 11, 1995

9:00am Saturday

Riverview
Tai Chi
Come warm up and exercise. Suggested before "Life Writing" later at 1:00pm-2:30pm Saturday
Steven Barnes
Yakima
Christian Fandom
Margaret Forsythe

10:00am Saturday

Riverview
Small groups 10:00am to 11:30am
A
New Writers
Natural resource or simply pond scum on the literary food chain?
Jean Lamb
B
"Polyamory" -- How is it distinct from monogamy, non-monogamy, or polyfidelity?
The stress on the so-called "nuclear family" should cause us to go forward into new ways of loving, and new family structures. This discussion will focus on the ethics and problems involved, NOT about how to meet like-minded people
Luke Mcguff
C
Teaching forum for rewriting after a critique
Rebecca Neason
D
open
Umatilla
Memorial & Retrospective for Kent Paterson
Allan Roberts, Dean W. Smith, Kristine K. Rusch, Roy Torley, Joan Gaustad, J. Stevens York
Yakima
Artist Demonstration -- Applique Beading Technique
Donna Yamada-Bolima
Klamath
Movie Previews
Daryl Allison
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Amy Thomson

11:00am Saturday

Riverview
small groups
Umatilla
The Institute for Tele-operated Space Development
Let your finger do the walking, exploring, and building
Tom Billings
Yakima
Artist Slide Show
Dameon Willich
Klamath
Those First Novel Blues
The trials, the tribulations, the heart breaks, and the room wall papered with rejection slips
Joel Rosenberg, Dean W. Smith, Denise Heald, Tim Campbell, Leslie What, (M) Mark Bourn
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Adrienne Martine-Barnes
Video Room
Readings for Kids
Sonia Orin Lyris & D. F. Sanders

11:30am Saturday

Riverview
Small groups 11:30am to 1:00pm
A
Publishing 101
Debbie Cross & Lisa Bothel
B
Macintosh -- Questions & Answers
Chuq Von Rospach, Michael Pearce
C
High Power Model Rocketry
Yes! We are rocket scientists
J. Stevens York
D
Spiritual Preparation for Survival
Janet Tanaka

12:00pm Saturday

Riverview
small groups continued
Umatilla
Copyrights and Trademarks: Intellectual property issues -- Realty of the Future?
Elisabeth Waters, Joan Gaustad, Adrian Bourne, Anthony Pryor-Brown
Yakima
Artist Demonstration -- Acrylics
Heather Hudson
Klamath
Soviet Space Disasters Update -- "Sorry about that launchpad, Comrade Premier"
Hugh Gregory, Spaceflight Historian
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Steve Perry

1:00pm Saturday

Riverview
Small Groups 1:00pm to 2:30pm
A
Metal Working
Charles Martel
B
Rehearsing your Story
Leslie What
C
open
D
Life Writing "Fire Dance"
Balancing Life, Family & Career
Steven Barnes
Umatilla
"We Love Lava!"
A volcanic discussion about to erupt, don't be igneous of this subject
Roy Torley, Janet Tanaka
Yakima
Space Exploration & SF slide show -- Postage stamps from around the world
You can't lick this presentation
Jim Pearce
Klamath
Rapid Writing -- Increasing productivity & working under a deadline
Dean W. Smith, Kathryn K. Rusch, Joel Rosenberg, Vicki Mitchell, Steven Perry, Elisabeth Waters
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Jane Lamb
Video Room
SF & F Story telling for Children
Greg Abraham
Fan Room
Paper Fanzines in the Internet age
Will the Virtual Mimeograph kill off the hard copy fanzine?
Jerry Kaufman, Suzanne Tompkins, Art Widner,Ben Yalow, Chuq Von Rospach

2:00pm Saturday

Riverview
small groups continued
Yakima
The Artist and The Editor -- When worlds collide
Balancing the needs of both in the creative process
Heather Hudson, Dameon Willich, (M) Dean W. Smith
Klamath
Feeding The Creative Process for Writers -- How to get your subconscious to situp and bark
(M) Sonia Orin Lyris, Blythe Ayne, Tim Campbell, Jay Hartlove, Denise Heald, Rebecca Neason, Vicki Mitchell
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Irene Radford
Fan Room
open

3:00pm Saturday

Riverview
AUTOGRAPH JAM SESSION
Steve Perry, Steven Barnes,Lisa Bothell, Jo Clayton, Heather Alexander, Edd Vick, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Irene Radford, Michael Scanlon, Amy Thompson, Bruce Taylor
Riverview Stage
Variety Show walk throughs
Umatilla
Protecting the Internet from censorship
Ways of defeating the Exon amendment or similar legislation
Allan Roberts, Ben Yalow, Tim Campbell, David Levine, Tom Maddox, John Cramer
Yakima
Self Promotion and The Artist
How to do it and still respect yourself in the morning
Gary Davis, Richard Hescox, Adrienne Martine-Barnes, Margret Organ-Kean
Klamath
Filk Concert
Tom Smith, our Filk Special Guest
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
George Guthridge

4:00pm Saturday

Riverview
AUTOGRAPH JAM SESSION
Heather Hudson, Dean W. Smith, Dameon Willich, Richard Hescox, Sonia Orin Lyris, Rebecca Neason, Vicki Mitchell, Elisabeth Waters, Elton Elliott, Jon Gustafson, John De Camp, Mary Rosenblum
Riverview Stage
Variety Show walk throughs
Umatilla
Pacific North West Collegium -- Mercedes Lackey Fan Gathering
Yakima
Art -- Safety devices and dangerous substances
The joy of safe sketch
Mari-El Mor
Klamath
Sue Petrey Auction open at 4pm
Auction starts at 4:30pm
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Deborah Wheeler
Fan Room
Let's Abandon the Fan Hugos
Steve Forty, David Levine, Kevin Standlee, Ben Yalow, Chuq Von Rospach

5:00pm Saturday

Riverview
VARIETY SHOW SET-UP
Umatilla
Discovering Natural Wormholes
John Cramer
Yakima
Fan Gathering -- Starfleet II The Next Generation
Everyone is welcome
Klamath
Sue Petrey Auction continued
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Michael Scanlon

6:00pm Saturday

Riverview
VARIETY SHOW SET-UP
Umatilla
Media Tie-in Writing
Why the sudden proliferation and is it driving original SF from your book stores
Kristine K. Rusch, Steve Perry, Danelle Stephanie Perry
Yakima
Artist Slide Show
Richard Hescox
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Lisa Bothell

6:30pm Saturday

Klamath
A Spoof on Dungeons & Dragons
Theater in the round, a humorous look at the game

7:00pm Saturday

Riverview
VARIETY SHOW SET-UP
Yakima
AD & D and the Public Schools
Creative problem solving, Satanic tutoring or just good clean fun?
John Bunnel, Damion Willich
Klamath
A Spoof on Dungeons & Dragons
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Bruce Taylor

7:45pm Saturday

Riverview
House Open

8:00pm Saturday

Riverview
VARIETY SHOW

9:00pm Saturday

Riverview
VARIETY SHOW continued
Yakima
Live Action Gaming with the Camarilla
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Ray Vukcevich

10:00pm Saturday

Riverview
DANCE SET-UP
Yakima
Live Action Gaming with the Camarilla
Klamath
"WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY"
Host Brian Hunt with David Levine, Mark Bourne, Anthony Pryor-Brown, Steve Perry, Steven Barnes, Edd Vick, Jeff Stout and the token woman
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Denise Heald

11:00pm Saturday

Riverview
DANCE
Yakima
Live Action Gaming with the Camarilla
Klamath
Filk -- Bardic Circle
Eisenhower
open

12:00 Midnight Saturday

Riverview
DANCE
Yakima
Live Action Gaming with the Camarilla
Klamath
Filk -- Bardic Circle
Eisenhower
Midnight Horror Readings
Danelle S. Perry, Ray Vukcevich, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, George Guthridge

1:00am Sunday

Riverview
DANCE
Umatilla
Fan Group Gathering
Clan Burnout Court
Yakima
Live Action Gaming with the Camarilla
Klamath
Filk -- Bardic Circle

2:00am Sunday

Riverview
DANCE
Klamath
Filk -- Bardic Circle

3:00am Sunday

Klamath
Filk -- Bardic Circle

4:00am Sunday

Convention Closed. Please go home or to your room

Sunday November 12, 1995

9:00am Sunday

Riverview
Tai Chi
Come warm up and exercise
Steven Barnes

10:00am Sunday

Riverview
What's New with The Wizards Of the Coast
Umatilla
Art Appraisal -- What is an appraisal and why should you want one?
Jon Gustason
Yakima
Church Services
The Order of Chiros
Klamath
Movie Previews
Daryl Allison
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Vicki Mitchel

11:00am Sunday

Riverview
Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament
Umatilla
Artist Demonstration -- Modeling plastic tips & techniques
Leonardo D. Rufo
Yakima
How to use a Critique Group -- Surviving the literary gauntlet
(M) Irene Radford, Blythe Ayne, Tim Campbell, John Bunnell, Denise Heald, Sonia Orin Lyris, Michael Scanlon, Bruce Taylor, Deborah Wheeler
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Joel Rosenberg

12:00pm Sunday

Riverview
Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament
Umatilla
Fan League Meeting
Fan Clubs welcome
Yakima
Mythology -- Common roots for uncommon beings and subjects
Dameon Willich, Tim Campbell, Margaret Forsythe, Jerry Kaufman, Rebecca Neason, Irene Radford, Pippin Sardo, Art Widner
Klamath
Art Auction
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Sonia Orin Lyris

1:00pm Sunday

Riverview
Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament
Umatilla
Con League Meeting
Members of con committees gather to exchange ideas and support
Yakima
Balancing Writing with Family/Real Life -- Deadlines vs. diapers
(M) Joel Rosenberg, Steven Barnes, Mary Rosenblum, Blyth Ayne, Deborah Wheeler, Christina York, Tim Campbell, Denise Heald, Vicki Mitchell, John De Camp
Klamath
Art Auction continues
Eisenhower
R.A.P.2 Session (Readings, Autographs & two Pros)
Dean W. Smith & Kathryn K. Rusch
Fan Room
Fan History in Portland & the Northwest
Debbie Cross, Steve Forty, Suzanne Tompkins, Jerry Kaufman

2:00pm Sunday

Riverview
Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament
Umatilla
Orchids & Onions
aka "Wouldn't you rather be at a sex panel or the Heather Alexander concert than whining at the ConCom?"
Yakima
Feminism and Pornography -- Oppression or artistic expression.
When does sex become exploitative?
(M) Greg Abraham, Dameon Willich, Sherri Pryor-Brown, Louise Foster, Theresa Reed
Klamath
Filk Concert
Heather Alexander
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Rebecca Neason

3:00pm Sunday

Riverview
Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament
Umatilla
Editing 101 -- What they do & Why, explaining the inexplicable
(M) Kathryn K. Rusch, Dean W. Smith, Joel Rosenberg, Blythe Ayne, John Pelan, Mary Rosenblum
Yakima
Strange Inspirations & Unexpected Sources of Creativity
How a large pepperoni pizza became my first novel and the role of mushrooms in character development
(M) Dameon Willich, Heather Hudson, Gary Davis, Adrienne Martine-Barnes Betty Bigelow
Klamath
Pros meet the Volunteers & ConCom
A casual gathering of all the really important people that spent their weekend putting up with the rest of us
Pros, Volunteers & Concom ONLY
Eisenhower
R.A.P. Session (Readings, Autographs & a Pro)
Mary Rosenblum

4:00pm Sunday

Convention Closed

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