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.

Signing – Steven H. Silver

Autographs 2, 2:30 pm EST

Get books signed by Steven H. Silver

Signing -Patricia A Jackson

Autographs 1, 2:30 pm EST

Get your books signed by Patricia A. Jackson

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.

Opening Ceremonies

Regency Ballroom, 4:00 pm EST

Welcome to the convention.  We will present the First Fandom and Big Heart awards, as well as remarks from the Chair.

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?

Signing – Chris Panatier

Autographs 1, 4:00 pm EST

Get books signed by Chris Panatier

Signing – Jonathan Pace Brazee

Autographs 2, 4:00 pm EST

Get books signed by Jonathan Pace Brazee

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.

5:30 pm EST

Kaffeeklatsch — CL Polk

Harris (Virtual), 5:30 pm EST

Online small group conversation with CL Polk

Mark Protection Committee – Day 1

Presidential Board Room, 5:30 pm EST

This is the first of two meetings at DisCon III of the only permanent body of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), the Mark Protection Committee (MPC). As its name suggests, the MPC manages the intellectual property for WSFS, including the registered marks for “Worldcon,” “Hugo Award,” and “NASFiC.” Wednesday’s meeting will finalize its report to WSFS for 2021. The MPC meets again on Sunday after the adjournment of the WSFS business meeting and will choose its officers for 2021-22. 

Tags: WSFS

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.

Kaffeeklatsch — Beverly Bambury

Harris (Virtual), 7:00 pm EST

Online small group conversation with Beverly Bambury

Kaffeeklatsch — Sheree Renée Thomas

Suite 325 Main Room, 7:00 pm EST

A small-group discussion with DisCon III Guest of Honor Sheree Renée Thomas. Advance sign-up required.

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

Kaffeeklatsch — Nicole Glover

Harris (Virtual), 8:30 pm EST

Online small group conversation with Nicole Glover

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.

9:30 am EST

WSFS Preliminary Business Meeting

Palladian Ballroom, 9:30 am EST

The WSFS Business Meeting is open to all Worldcon members. This is where rules regarding Hugo Awards, site selection of future Worldcons, and related matters are voted upon. The preliminary meeting considers resolutions (including extensions of Hugo Award eligibility), and sets the agenda and debate time limits for the other meetings. This meeting can kill newly submitted business, but not proposals pending ratification from past years. Arrive early for handouts and orientation.

Tags: WSFS

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.

Kaffeeklatsch — Hannah Onoguwe

Harris (Virtual), 10:00 am EST

Online small group conversation with Hannah Onoguwe

Signing – Wesley Chu

Autographs 3, 10:00 am EST

Get books signed by Wesley Chu

11:30 am EST

Kaffeeklatsch — Gautam Bhatia

Harris (Virtual), 11:30 am EST

Online small group conversation with Gautam Bhatia

Kaffeeklatsch with Naomi Kritzer

Suite 325 Main Room, 11:30 am EST

Small group conversation with author Naomi Kritzer

Signing – Carrie Vaughn

Autographs 2, 11:30 am EST

Get books signed by Carrie Vaughn

Signing – Lawrence M. Schoen

Autographs 1, 11:30 am EST

Get books signed by Lawrence M. Schoen

1:00 pm EST

Guided Tour of DisCon III

Hotel Lobby, 1:00 pm EST

This guided walking event will take participants on a tour of DisCon III’s main panel areas, Dealers Room, Art Show, freebie/flyer tables, exhibits, social spaces, party boards, and so much more!

Kaffeeklatsch — Phoebe Barton

Harris (Virtual), 1:00 pm EST

Online small group conversation with Phoebe Barton

Signing – A.T. Greenblatt

Autographs 3, 1:00 pm EST

Get books signed by A.T. Greenblatt

Signing – Ellen Datlow

Autographs 1, 1:00 pm EST

Get books signed by Ellen Datlow

Signing – Jennifer R. Povey

Autographs 2, 1:00 pm EST

Get books signed by Jennifer R. Povey

Signing – Nancy Kress

Autographs 4, 1:00 pm EST

Get books signed by Guest of Honor Nancy Kress

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. 

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! 

Signing – Scott Edelman

Autographs 1, 2:30 pm EST

Get books signed by Scott Edelman

Signing – Alex Shvartsman

Autographs 3, 2:30 pm EST

Get books signed by Alex Shvartsman

Signing – Sarah Pinsker

Autographs 2, 2:30 pm EST

Get books signed by Sarah pinsker

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.

Signing – Jo Walton

Autographs 1, 4:00 pm EST

Get books signed by Jo Walton

Signing – John Wiswell

Autographs 3, 4:00 pm EST

Get books signed by John Wiswell

Signing – Sumiko Saulson

Autographs 2, 4:00 pm EST

Get books signed by Sumiko Saulson

5:00 pm EST

Public Hugo Finalists Reception

Ambassador Ballroom, 5:00 pm EST

This public reception provides a chance for members to meet the Hugo Award finalists and honor the winners from ConZealand.

Tags: Awards

5:30 pm EST

Kaffeeklatsch — Malka Older

Harris (Virtual), 5:30 pm EST

A small-group discussion with DisCon III Guest of Honor Malka Older. Advance sign-up required.

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?

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!

8:00 pm EST

Orchestra Concert

Regency Ballroom, 8:00 pm EST

Needs better title/description

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.

Kaffeeklatsch — B. Morris Allen

Harris (Virtual), 8:30 pm EST

Online small group conversation with B. Morris Allen

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.

9:30 am EST

WSFS Main Business Meeting

Palladian Ballroom, 9:30 am EST

The WSFS Business Meeting is open to all Worldcon members. Come see and participate in how the sausage is made regarding the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), relating to rules concerning the Hugo Awards, site selection of future Worldcons, and related matters. The main meeting debates and votes upon changes to the WSFS Constitution, including proposals pending ratification from past years, and new proposals that survived the preliminary business meeting. Arrive early for new handouts.

Tags: WSFS

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.

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