Day

Event Type

Tags

Location

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

2:30 pm EST

Kid-Friendly Crafting

Room 323, 2:30 pm EST

Make and take! Materials will be provided to make fun takeaways like badge ribbons, geeky holiday ornaments, and fantasy eye masks.

4:00 pm EST

Fannish Pictionary

Palladian Ballroom, 4:00 pm EST

Bring your artistic talent (or lack thereof!) and join the fun guessing fannish phrases, titles, or characters, based on drawings by you or your fellow fans.

Gaming Room and Online Gaming — Wednesday

Blue Room Prefunction, 4:00 pm EST

Come join us for freeform gaming!

Online, visit the gaming channels on Discord.   

Onsite, visit the gaming room, which is the Blue Room Prefunction space on level one. Stop by for a pickup game, or to see the schedule of games people are looking to run.

Want to run a game?  Fill out our online form to share the details for both onsite and online games. Or simply leave a note in person on the message board in the gaming room.

SF Singalong

Cabinet Room, 4:00 pm EST

Welcome to Camp DisCon! Let’s gather ’round the “campfire” and sing! You know the tunes; we supply the music (your Head Counselor Filthy Pierre at the keyboard), and the words (on the big screen). We’ll sing the glories of the Outer Space Marines and Frodo Baggins; the miseries of slow elevators and bad hotel food; and of Star Trek doings we’ll never see in prime time. “S’mores,” anyone?

5:00 pm EST

Local Creators Reception

Ambassador Ballroom, 5:00 pm EST

Come join us in honoring local creators here at Worldcon. Bring your autographs books because we’re bringing them all together in one location for you to meet.

7:00 pm EST

Crafting Circle

Presidential Board Room, 7:00 pm EST

Grab your knitting needles, embroidery thread, or any other supplies you have. Let’s make some art together.

Sip With the Stars (Wednesday)

Hotel Lobby, 7:00 pm EST

New con-goers are invited to hang out with published writers, critics, and convention veterans. A great way to make new friends and get the vibe of the con! We’ll break into groups of 4-5 people, each with a mix of newer and more experienced folks. Sips With the Stars events are planned on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings at 7–8 p.m. in the private dining room of the hotel restaurant. Bring your own drinks!

8:30 pm EST

Medieval Dance

Empire Ballroom, 8:30 pm EST
Come learn a bunch of easy and fun medieval dances.

Ukulele Jam

Calvert Room, 8:30 pm EST

Calling all ukulele players! It’s time for a jam session. Come make music with other uke enthusiasts.

Wednesday Night Open Filk – Chaos Style Room 1

Forum Room, 8:30 pm EST

Making music all night long. Unicorns, space flight, cons, cats—the topic could be anything and could change at any time. All styles of music welcome. Singers, instrumentalists, and listeners all welcome.

Wednesday Night Pick-Pass-Perform Song Circle

Cabinet Room, 8:30 pm EST

What is a pick-pass-perform song circle? Everyone in the room gets the chance to perform a number, pick a song by asking for a specific song, asking a specific person to perform, or picking a song topic, or pass their turn. All forms of music welcome.

11:30 pm EST

Wednesday Night Open Filk – Chaos Style Room 2

Calvert Room, 11:30 pm EST

Making music all night long. Unicorns, space flight, cons, cats the topic could be anything and could change at any time. All styles of music welcome. Singers, instrumentalists, and listeners all welcome.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

8:30 am EST

Accessible Yoga — Thursday

Cabinet Room, 8:30 am EST

A fully inclusive, gentle yoga class for people of all abilities. Practicing in a chair or on a mat with some optional standing poses, participants will move, stretch, rejuvenate and relax through a series of gentle yoga movements, breathing exercises, and meditation. This class will offer different variations and options, encouraging participants to explore at their own pace and expand their yoga experience within a welcoming and inclusive community. Companions and support people are welcome.

9:00 am EST

Stroll with the Stars (Thursday)

Hotel Lobby, 9:00 am EST

Meet up with facilitator Debra Nickelson at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the hotel for the now-traditional morning stroll.

10:00 am EST

Gaming Room and Online Gaming — Thursday

Blue Room Prefunction, 10:00 am EST

Come join us for freeform gaming!

Online, visit the gaming channels on Discord.   

Onsite, visit the gaming room, which is the Blue Room Prefunction space on level one. Stop by for a pickup game, or to see the schedule of games people are looking to run.

Want to run a game?  Fill out our online form to share the details for both onsite and online games. Or simply leave a note in person on the message board in the gaming room.

11:30 am EST

Pattern Fitting Workshop

Suite 480, 11:30 am EST

description tbd

Type: Workshop

2:30 pm EST

Frankenstuffies

Room 323, 2:30 pm EST

What happens when you combine stuffed animal body parts with kids’ imaginations? We provide the stuffies and assistance with needle and thread, you bring the big ideas. 

Meet Up: The Heinlein Society

Ambassador Ballroom, 2:30 pm EST

Learn about The Heinlein Society, which honors the written work and lives of Robert and Virginia Heinlein.

Poetry Open Mic

Cabinet Room, 2:30 pm EST

Poets of all experience levels are welcome to share their work at DisCon III’s open mic! 

Webcomic Workshop

Presidential Board Room, 2:30 pm EST

Storyboard artist and fantasy writer Tenaya Anue walks workshop participants through the nuts and bolts of creating the characters, storylines, and images for webcomics. Appropriate for attendees of all ages and skill levels.

Type: Workshop

4:00 pm EST

Art Show Gallery Crawl

Art Show, 4:00 pm EST

Join the Art Show staff for a group stroll through the Art Show to view and discuss the works on display.

Building an Urban Fantasy

Older (Virtual), 4:00 pm EST

We all know what cities look like. How do you take that foundation and turn it into a setting for your urban fantasy story? This panel will offer tips and suggestions to get you started.

Type: Panel

5:30 pm EST

Two Truths and a Lie: Convention Version

Palladian Ballroom, 5:30 pm EST

Panelists present three wacky stories about things that have happened at conventions. Only two are true. Can you, the audience, find the lie?

Workshop: Creating Medieval-Style Paintings

Presidential Board Room, 5:30 pm EST

Making an illuminated manuscript feels like a magic trick—some paint, some gold, and suddenly you are holding a piece of the past. Join teaching artist Hannah Charlton to create tiny Medieval-style paintings using gouache and plant-based parchment. We will be making illuminated bookmarks using historical techniques and modern materials in a fun, friendly environment, and learn about a medium that shaped the world.

Type: Workshop

7:00 pm EST

Plot a More Fantastic Four Movie

Forum Room, 7:00 pm EST

There have been 4 attempts to make a Fantastic Four movie (so far). They were all bad. The attendees of DisCon III can do better. Let’s plot, storyboard, and cast the perfect Fantastic Four movie.

Sip With the Stars (Thursday)

Hotel Lobby, 7:00 pm EST

New con-goers are invited to hang out with published writers, critics, and convention veterans. A great way to make new friends and get the vibe of the con! We’ll break into groups of 4-5 people, each with a mix of newer and more experienced folks. Sips With the Stars events are planned on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings at 7–8 p.m. in the private dining room of the hotel restaurant. Bring your own drinks!

8:30 pm EST

Instrumental Play-Along with Maugorn the Stray

Calvert Room, 8:30 pm EST

Bring your instruments! After a 30-minute concert by Maugorn the Stray, he will lead the first portion of this instrumental play-along/jam session. All instruments welcome. As the evening grows late, the session will become self-organizing.

Memorial Song Circle & Thursday Night Open Filk

Forum Room, 8:30 pm EST

A song circle to honor of those from the fannish community who are no longer with us, followed by a session of making music all night long. Unicorns, space flight, cons, cats—the topic could be anything and could change at any time. All styles of music welcome. Singers, instrumentalists, and listeners all welcome.

Thursday Night Pick-Pass-Perform Song Circle

Cabinet Room, 8:30 pm EST

What is a pick-pass-perform song circle? Everyone in the room gets the chance to perform a number, pick a song by asking for a specific song, asking a specific person to perform, or picking a song topic, or pass their turn. All forms of music welcome.

9:30 pm EST

John Scalzi Dance Party

Empire Ballroom, 9:30 pm EST

Get ready to jingle on the dance floor as Hugo finalist John Scalzi spins all the most danceable tunes from the Bee Gees to The Weeknd and everything in between. It’ll be a very merry workout indeed.

Friday, December 17, 2021

9:00 am EST

Stroll with the Stars (Friday)

Hotel Lobby, 9:00 am EST

Meet up with facilitator Debra Nickelson at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the hotel for the now-traditional morning stroll.

10:00 am EST

Gaming Room and Online Gaming — Friday

Blue Room Prefunction, 10:00 am EST

Come join us for freeform gaming!

Online, visit the gaming channels on Discord.   

Onsite, visit the gaming room, which is the Blue Room Prefunction space on level one. Stop by for a pickup game, or to see the schedule of games people are looking to run.

Want to run a game?  Fill out our online form to share the details for both onsite and online games. Or simply leave a note in person on the message board in the gaming room.

11:30 am EST

Interviewing 101: How To Talk to the Press

Older (Virtual), 11:30 am EST

Got a book coming out? Got a project you want people to know about? Are you an expert in something? Then you need to get your voice heard in the media! It’s not as scary as you might think it is, but good prep, a little research and some training can turn you into the kind of source reporters will want to speak to again and again. And each time, they’ll mention your book, or your craft, or your business, or your project! Randee Dawn is a veteran entertainment journalist for outlets including Variety, the LA Times and Today.com, and she’ll show you in this special interactive workshop how to be the one fielding the questions … and the one with all the answers.

1:00 pm EST

Learn Lang Belta: The Language of The Expanse

Calvert Room, 1:00 pm EST

Far from Earth’s gravity well, the brave and resourceful Belters have developed their own Creole language. Lang Belta combines languages from all over Earth with the unique culture of the Belt. This course is a friendly, hands-on introduction, teaching you to understand spoken Lang Belta and to produce original sentences of your own. No knowledge of The Expanse is required, and there will be no plot spoilers.

Type: Workshop

The Public Domain We Don’t Have

Palladian Ballroom, 1:00 pm EST

Entertainment industry lobbyists keep pushing copyright life further and further into the future. If copyright in the U.S. hadn’t been extended in 1976 and again in 1998, many more works would now be in the public domain. Join us to discuss the fun mashups we might have had if copyright extension hadn’t passed. Bring your own soapbox.

Type: Panel

2:30 pm EST

Building Starships with a Digital Brush

Presidential Board Room, 2:30 pm EST

Maurizio Manzieri, 2021 Hugo Award nominee for best professional artist, is a renowned international cover artist and teacher of digital illustration, residing in Turin, Italy. During this exclusive workshop, he will be pleased to share his techniques of work.

Type: Workshop

Junk Pile Costuming for Kids

Room 323, 2:30 pm EST

Duct tape, old buttons, tin foil, paper plates, glitter, glue sticks… We’ll supply the junk, you bring your imagination! We’ll help you make a costume from everyday scraps. No sewing skills needed.

Type: Workshop

Meetup: Escape Artists

Ambassador Ballroom, 2:30 pm EST

A meetup for the fans of the Escape Artists podcasts, including 2021 Hugo nominees Escape Pod and PodCastle. Come chat all things audio short fiction with us!

The Best Video Games of the Last Ten Years

Older (Virtual), 2:30 pm EST

What are the best video games of each year from 2010 to 2019? What about for the decade as a whole? What games should have been nominated for a Hugo Award, if a Hugo for video games had existed in the year of their release? Panelists and audience members will make the call together.

Type: Panel

7:00 pm EST

Sip With the Stars (Friday)

Hotel Lobby, 7:00 pm EST

New con-goers are invited to hang out with published writers, critics, and convention veterans. A great way to make new friends and get the vibe of the con! We’ll break into groups of 4-5 people, each with a mix of newer and more experienced folks. Sips With the Stars events are planned on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings at 7–8 p.m. in the private dining room of the hotel restaurant. Bring your own drinks!

8:30 pm EST

Friday Night Open Filk – Chaos Style Room 1

Forum Room, 8:30 pm EST

Making music all night long. Unicorns, space flight, cons, cats the topic could be anything and could change at any time. All styles of music welcome. Singers, instrumentalists, and listeners all welcome. 

Friday Night Pick-Pass-Perform Song Circle

Cabinet Room, 8:30 pm EST

What is a pick-pass-perform song circle? Everyone in the room gets the chance to perform a number, pick a song by asking for a specific song, asking a specific person to perform, or picking a song topic, or pass their turn. All forms of music welcome.

9:30 pm EST

Glasgow in 2024 Ceilidh

Empire Ballroom, 9:30 pm EST

temp desc — check with Glasgow

10:00 pm EST

Friday Night Open Filk – Chaos Style Room 2

Calvert Room, 10:00 pm EST

Making music all night long. Unicorns, space flight, cons, cats—the topic could be anything and could change at any time. All styles of music welcome. Singers, instrumentalists, and listeners all welcome.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

12:00 am EST

Rocky Horror Shadow Cast

Palladian Ballroom, 12:00 am EST

Rocky Horror shadow cast.

Type: Drama

8:30 am EST

Accessible Yoga — Saturday

Cabinet Room, 8:30 am EST

A fully inclusive, gentle yoga class for people of all abilities. Practicing in a chair or on a mat with some optional standing poses, participants will move, stretch, rejuvenate and relax through a series of gentle yoga movements, breathing exercises, and meditation. This class will offer different variations and options, encouraging participants to explore at their own pace and expand their yoga experience within a welcoming and inclusive community. Companions and support people are welcome.

9:00 am EST

Stroll with the Stars (Saturday)

Hotel Lobby, 9:00 am EST

Meet up with facilitator Debra Nickelson at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the hotel for the now-traditional morning stroll.

10:00 am EST

Gaming Room and Online Gaming — Saturday

Blue Room Prefunction, 10:00 am EST

Come join us for freeform gaming!

Online, visit the gaming channels on Discord.   

Onsite, visit the gaming room, which is the Blue Room Prefunction space on level one. Stop by for a pickup game, or to see the schedule of games people are looking to run.

Want to run a game?  Fill out our online form to share the details for both onsite and online games. Or simply leave a note in person on the message board in the gaming room.

Pitching Your Novel to Agents & Publishers

Presidential Board Room, 10:00 am EST

A professional publisher and editor teaches writers how to pitch their novel.

Type: Workshop

1:00 pm EST

Beading Workshop

Suite 480, 1:00 pm EST

description tbd

Type: Workshop

Meetup: The Reunited Kingdoms Facebook Group

Ambassador Ballroom, 1:00 pm EST

A meetup for The Reunited Kingdoms Facebook group.

2:30 pm EST

Get Creative With Lego

Room 323, 2:30 pm EST

Help us create an alien landscape with Lego! Participants are welcome to photograph their creations and the final project will be shared on DisCon III’s social media. Children and attending guardians should check-in with staff upon arrival. 

Martial Arts & Situational Awareness for Writers

Presidential Board Room, 2:30 pm EST

A martial arts instructor teaches simple body mechanics and awareness of surroundings which anyone can practice. This workshop helps writers to visualize spaces to prepare for action and fight scenes, and to look at ways to choreograph engaging action so the blocking is clear to readers. We’ll focus on simple movement, activities with hands (martial arts), and activities with melee weapons.

Type: Workshop

4:00 pm EST

Meetup: Fantasy Short Fiction of the Year

Ambassador Ballroom, 4:00 pm EST

This is a discussion group for the year’s best short fantasy fiction.

Workshop: Make a Watercolor Sunset

Presidential Board Room, 4:00 pm EST

Learn to paint a sunset with watercolors. All skill levels are welcome. The instructor will provide necessary supplies.

ALLERGY ALLERT: Latex in use.

Type: Workshop

5:30 pm EST

Theremin Workshop

Thomas (Virtual), 5:30 pm EST

You won’t be able to get hands-on with the device in this streaming workshop, but Marnen Laibow-Koser will do his best to show you how to get great sound out of the world’s first electronic instrument, the weird and wonderful theremin.

Type: Workshop

7:00 pm EST

From Page to Stage: Producing Your Own Plays

Kress (Virtual), 7:00 pm EST

Have you ever wanted to bring a scene to life on stage? This workshop will walk you through the process from writing to production.

Type: Workshop

Theme Song Circle A

Cabinet Room, 7:00 pm EST

A song circle with a topic to be determined. Performers and listeners welcome. The day before attendees who have moderated a song circle before can sign up to host a theme filk and to choose its topic on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the daily newsletter for information about signing up to host and what the topic will be.

8:30 pm EST

Saturday Night Open Filk – Chaos Style Room 1

Forum Room, 8:30 pm EST

Making music all night long. Unicorns, space flight, cons, cats—the topic could be anything and could change at any time. All styles of music welcome. Singers, instrumentalists, and listeners all welcome.

Saturday Night Open FIlk – Chaos Style Room 2

Calvert Room, 8:30 pm EST

Making music all night long. Unicorns, space flight, cons, cats—the topic could be anything and could change at any time. All styles of music welcome. Singers, instrumentalists, and listeners all welcome.

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