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Thursday, December 16, 2021

11:30 am EST

Pattern Fitting Workshop

Suite 480, 11:30 am EST *

Gain confidence in sewing for everyday wear and cosplay! Learn how to adjust a flat pattern to fit before cutting your fabric. This workshop will cover fitting patterns from the hips and up. We will cover full bust adjustment, narrow and wide shoulders, protruding abdomen, dowager hump, large biceps, and many more fitting issues. If time allows, we will also discuss how to spot fitting issues in a sewn garment. A supply fee of $15 will include a workbook and enough worksheets to make a sample of each pattern adjustment. Students will go home with a completed workbook of samples.

Type: Workshop

2:30 pm EST

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

5:30 pm EST

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

Friday, December 17, 2021

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

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

4:00 pm EST

Tiara Workshop

Presidential Board Room, 4:00 pm EST *

Make and decorate a tiara with Hugo and Chesley nominated artist Sara Felix.

Type: Workshop

Saturday, December 18, 2021

10:00 am EST

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

2:30 pm EST

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

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 and Concert

Thomas (Virtual), 5:30 pm EST View Replay

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. Afterwards he’ll he performing a concert.

 

Type: Workshop

7:00 pm EST

From Page to Stage: Producing Your Own Plays

Kress (Virtual), 7:00 pm EST View Replay

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

Sunday, December 19, 2021

10:00 am EST

Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission

Older (Virtual), 10:00 am EST View Replay

A small press manager guides participants through the general formatting and submissions guidelines for most publishers and agents. We will provide examples of dos and don’ts for manuscript submissions.

Type: Workshop

11:30 am EST

Songwriting Tips from the Pegasus Award Nominees

Thomas (Virtual), 11:30 am EST View Replay

The Pegasus Awards were founded by OVFF (Ohio Valley Filk Fest) to recognize and honor excellence in filking. Our panelists have all been nominated for Pegasus Awards for their songwriting. Come hear what they have to say about the art of crafting the perfect song.

Type: Workshop
Tags: Music, Writing
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