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July 6 - 8, 2018


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Programming


Various interesting panels, sessions and events beginning Friday afternoon will be scheduled for your enlightenment and enjoyment. Subjects range from the delightfully silly to the seriously sublime.

If you would like to be part of our panels, sessions and events, or just have programming suggestions, go to the new Event Planning Dashboard and log in (or create a new account). From there you can volunteer as a Programming Participant, request a table in the Creators' Alley*, make programming suggestions and much more.

*Please note that tables and half-tables in the Creators' Alley area of the Expo Hall are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are reserved specifically for authors, artists, etc. that are interested in selling, promoting, and autographing their own works and would like to have additional opportunities to meet face-to-face with their fans and other attendees of InConJunction. Authors, artists, etc. that are planning on selling any other additional merchandise must purchase vendor space in the InConJunction Expo Hall. Artists that would like to display their works and make them available for purchase (in particular artists that are not planning on attending InConJunction or who may require additional hanging/display space) are encouraged to contact the Art Show organizer to reserve space in the InConJunction Art Show.

If you have questions about InConJunction's programming, have any recommendations or suggestions that you would like to share, or need any other additional information please feel free to contact our Programming Coordinator via email at programming@inconjunction.org or write to:

InConJunction 38 -- Programming
P.O. Box 68514
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0514

For your convenience, you can click-to-view a printable copy of the program grid or the program listing. both of which work great on tablets and e-readers.



Programming Schedule Grid


Friday, July 6th
TimeMain ProgrammingIndianapolis Ballroom A-BIndianapolis Ballroom CCosplay and DIYMotley Kids ZoneVideo RoomMusic HallEvents 4Filk ZoneAtrium
3:00 PMStar Trek TOS: The worst of the worstMy First RPG
3:30 PMMy First RPG - Yestereve
4:00 PMA Dent into an Enthusiast's Guide to Dirk, the Doctor and the Ford PrefectThe Mean Streets of Minas Tirith
4:30 PM
5:00 PMFrom Manuscript to Convention - Becoming a Published Author.Life in Darwin's UniverseStar Trek: Discovery
5:30 PM
6:00 PMIn The Cauldron Boil And BakeMisquotesMotley Masquerade/Bedtime StoriesFolks Dig Giant Robots
6:30 PM
7:00 PMDOCTOR WHO with William Hartnell: "The Tenth Planet"
7:30 PM
8:00 PMREMEMBERING NICHOLAS COURTNEYRobot building on a budgetConlanging for Fun & ProfitMarian Allen, Author Lady readingSFG Events
8:30 PM
9:00 PMSushi: Perfection in Japanese CultureHow to Disagree on Social Media and Remain FriendsPRN Presents: The Yavin 4 and Pete Mako
9:30 PM
10:00 PMOriana Peron's Drag RaceLGBT Representation in Bioware Pokémon 20 Questions
10:30 PM
11:00 PMSex & Dark Fiction
11:30 PM
12:00 AMVoltron... Then and Now!The Last Jedi and Solo: A Discussion!
12:30 AM
1:00 AMThe 90's Were All That!
1:30 AM
Saturday, July 7th
TimeMain ProgrammingIndianapolis Ballroom A-BIndianapolis Ballroom CCosplay and DIYMotley Kids ZoneVideo RoomMusic HallEvents 4Filk ZoneAtrium
9:00 AMNew worlds from diverse perspectivesWriting Worlds: Writing and Publishing Superhero FictionManaging ChangeTabletop Show and Tell: 15 Games in 40 Minutes:
9:30 AM
10:00 AMPlay reading TBAMagic In The Modern WorldYoga for GeeksComics-Today and YesterdayGet up and Play hour
10:30 AM
11:00 AMGoing pro: Fanfiction writing as a careerBuilding diverse charactersGroup Flash Fiction WorkshopDIY RobotsThe Shake Ups: Saturday Morning CartoonsAll things Tick
11:30 AM
12:00 PMDesignated DM: How to Plan AheadFrankenstein at 200Commercial Sewing Patterns 101My First RPGThe Black Super Hero
12:30 PMPower Point Improv All Ages
1:00 PMDigivolution Throughout the YearsThe Difficulty of Being a Writer: WritingDOCTOR WHO with Tom Baker: "Shada"Starfleet Command Mid Year Meeting
1:30 PM
2:00 PM80's Fantasy Movie TriviaMake Your Own Garbage Bagpipes!Galactic SlimeThe Shake Ups: The Voltron CD Release PartyYour Brain on HighscoresJoin the Kazoo Choir!
2:30 PM
3:00 PMVital Essence: Everything The Dark Crystal!Dystopias: Fighting or Normalizing Injustice?My first love: Princess Lea, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Jar Jar?Fabrics 101The Super Hero Universe
3:30 PM
4:00 PMThe Clow CardsLittle Guardians: Webcomic to PrintWigs 101Q&A and Acoustic Punk with The Yavin 4The Female Super Hero
4:30 PM
5:00 PMLittle Guardians: A Live ReadingA True Master of Pokémon TriviaDesignated DM: How to Think on Your FeetCreativity 101DALEK!Garrison Wedding
5:30 PM
6:00 PMThe Dark ConventionTHE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES with Elizabeth Sladen "Enemy of the Bane" Parts 1 & 2
6:30 PMIndependent Author 101 - Making Conventions Worth It
7:00 PMConsent and Cuddling
7:30 PM
8:00 PMGarrison Reception Orion the Hunter: Why the Weirwan ReadingComics and Cons
8:30 PMGeek Girls Unite! Beyond Wonder Woman
9:00 PMAre fanzines dead?This Panel's Name is John Cena: Memetics and Culture
9:30 PM
10:00 PMWeird SciencePowerPoint ImprovI was traumatized by ET: Ridiculous things that scared usBest Book I Read since Inconjunction 2017FROZEN OUT: The Making of the Tenth Planet
10:30 PM
11:00 PMLittle Deaths -- Mircrofiction Erotica from TammyJo EckhartRoku channel development
11:30 PM
12:00 AM
12:30 AM
Sunday, July 8th
TimeMain ProgrammingIndianapolis Ballroom A-BIndianapolis Ballroom CCosplay and DIYMotley Kids ZoneVideo RoomMusic HallEvents 4Filk ZoneAtrium
9:00 AMPortraying religion/religious types
9:30 AM
10:00 AMIn Memory of Ursula K. Le GuinSurvivalism for authorsDIY Monsters
10:30 AM
11:00 AMWhat is Secular HumanismMy First RPG
11:30 AMIn Memory of Brian Wilson Aldiss OBE
12:00 PMPub Trivia with Lou HarryAuthor Reading: Laura HawksReturn of the Make Your Own Superhero Panel!
12:30 PM
1:00 PMRebuilding The StarbaseMad Tea Party
1:30 PM
2:00 PMA Brief Hisory of ArcadesThe Convention Landscape: What Other Conventions Should I Explore
2:30 PM


Programming Schedule Listing


Friday, July 6th
3:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Star Trek TOS: The worst of the worst   (1 Hour)
Join us for a fun discussion about the absolute worst episodes, lines and reactions from TOS.
Participants:Beckie Margedant, R.J. Sullivan

Grand Ballroom 6

My First RPG   (1 Hour - Gaming - Rating: G)
Motley Kids presents an introductory RPG for children

Grand Ballroom 6

DIY UFOs   (2 Hours - Workshop - Rating: G)
Motley Kids presents DIY UFO Crafting

3:30 PM Grand Ballroom 6

My First RPG - Yestereve   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Rating: G)
Motley Kids presents an introductory RPG for children

4:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

A Dent into an Enthusiast's Guide to Dirk, the Doctor and the Ford Prefect   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: TV-G)
A fun,informative panel with video and audio about the creations of the late, great Douglas Adams, a genius writer who combined spectacular comic wit with science fiction and science.
Participants:Ronald Hawkins

Reagan-Kennedy

The Mean Streets of Minas Tirith   (1 Hour)
How would Sam Spade fit in during the War of the Rings? What if Philip Marlowe and R. Daneel Olivaw had to work together to solve a murder? What if Rick owned the Mos Eisley Cantina? This panel discusses how adding noir themes to your SF/F can kick it up a notch.
Participants:Rob Howell

5:00 PM Main Programming

From Manuscript to Convention - Becoming a Published Author.   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Workshop)
Do you have a story floating around in your head that the world needs to hear? Have you started writing the next great novel? Do you have a finished masterpiece waiting to be published? Find out how to get your work published, choosing either submission to traditional publishers or independently publishing your own book. Technology has opened up publishing to those who never thought they could. Find out what it takes to make sure your book is published, and that it is sucessful.
Participants:R.J. Sullivan, Barbara Doran, T. Lee Harris, Bryan Donihue, JW Troemner, JM Lee

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Life in Darwin's Universe   (1 Hour - Round Table Discussion - Rating: PG-13)
About 20 years ago a book was published called, "Life in Darwin's Universe." In this book, the author postulates that bi-pedal/bi-manual may be the template for ANY intelligent life we are likely to encounter anywhere we find sentient life. What do you think? Hubris, or a logical assumption based on what we know about how life evolves? As SF writers, how can we address this in the aliens we create for our stories?
Participants:Clifford VanMeter

Video Room

Star Trek: Discovery   (1 Hour)
Come to talk, revel, bemoan, celebrate, cry, and commiserate with us about the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. Come and unload. Tell us how you REALLY feel!!!
Participants:Mike Suess, Lisa Meece

6:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom C

In The Cauldron Boil And Bake   (1 Hour)
While adding a fillet of a fenny snake, eye of newt, and toe of frog might not give your writing the spice it really needs, adding dollops of other genres can kick your story up a notch. In this panel, we'll discuss mixing different genres together. What makes it work? What are the challenges? How does this process fail? How to make sure you get a story of powerful trouble from a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Participants:Rob Howell

Grand Ballroom 7

Misquotes   (1 Hour - Audience Participation)
Back once more, it's the improv game where volunteers create and act out scenes incorporating your favorite genre quotes in new and often unexpected ways! Audience participation encouraged.
Participants:Ian Albers

Grand Ballroom 6

Motley Masquerade/Bedtime Stories   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
Childrens Masquerade and Bedtime Stories

Reagan-Kennedy

Folks Dig Giant Robots   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
This panel is an informative survey of the concept and evolution of the "Giant Robot", specifically: piloted mecha. Did you know that the first recorded instance of a piloted robot was in 1880? Did you know that humans have actually used giant mecha in industry since 1960? Find out more through the delightful levity in this panel.
Participants:Jacob Glenn

7:00 PM Main Programming

DOCTOR WHO with William Hartnell: "The Tenth Planet"   (1 Hour - Video - Rating: PG)
What better way to begin the weekend than with the episode that launched a legacy, and will figure significantly in our final presentation Sunday? The Doctor, Ben, and Polly arrive at the South Pole in 1986 where a team of scientists are tracking an envoy from Earth's long-lost twin planet Mondas. But the agents of this arrival aren't exactly holding up "Take Me to Your Leader" signs. Featuring the animated reconstruction of missing episode 4!

8:00 PM Main Programming

REMEMBERING NICHOLAS COURTNEY   (1 Hour - Video - Rating: PG)
We look back at the life and times of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart's alter ego Nicholas Courtney, featuring one of the last interviews he conducted for a planned documentary of his career.

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Robot building on a budget   (1 Hour - Expert Panel)
Just a general panel on robot building, with an emphasis on robots for videos. This will be a simple discussion panel, with a DVD ROM handout of robot circuit diagrams, assembly guides to building robots, where to get parts, and so on. The robots discussed will be simple remote controlled robots that can roll around, move their arms, and talk (with lights that sync with their speech). Emphasis will be made on using scrap parts, and on buying parts from regular stores that can be used. Some of my own robots will be there, to show people what can be done.
Participants:Flint Mitchell

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Conlanging for Fun & Profit   (1 Hour - Expert Panel)
Conlanging (constructed languages) have become more and more prevalent in recent years. Everything from Klingon to Dothraki. If you are interested in picking up a few tips on how to create your own language, this is the panel for you.
Participants:JM Lee, Clifford VanMeter

Grand Ballroom 7

Marian Allen, Author Lady reading   (1 Hour - Author Reading)
Marian Allen reads from her Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Humor books and takes questions
Participants:Marian Allen

Reagan-Kennedy

SFG Events   (1 Hour)
Friday night is Speculative Fiction Guild co-founder RJ Sullivan's 50th birthday and Saturday night SFG member Chris Garrison is renewing her vows at Inconjunction. Is there a way that we could perhaps have cake and punch in a panel room for an hour both evenings, free and open to the public both nights, early evening before the night time parties get rolling. :)

9:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Sushi: Perfection in Japanese Culture   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
This panel is an informative discussion built around following the ideal of perfection through practice that guides much of Japanese society, with an intense focus on the evolution of sushi in this environment. Both the physical and social effects are explored, and the psychological consequences are brought to bear. Features a case study of Jiro Ono and his two sons' varied methods of dealing with a demanding legacy.
Participants:Jacob Glenn

Indianapolis Ballroom C

How to Disagree on Social Media and Remain Friends   (1 Hour)
It's hard to avoid conflict and negativity on social media these days, whether it's politics, the color of a dress, or which sci-fi franchise is better. Sometimes it leads to the loss of friends or avoiding social media altogether. But being able to discuss differing ideas is essential for moving society forward and understanding one another. Local Author and Center For Inquiry Indiana advisory board member Matthew Barron will offer some suggestions and then ask for input from the audience.
Participants:Matthew Barron

Freedom A

PRN Presents: The Yavin 4 and Pete Mako   (3 Hours)
Music GoH The Yavin 4 and featured guest Pete Mako will rock your face off.
Participants:The Yavin 4

10:00 PM Main Programming

Oriana Peron's Drag Race   (2 Hours - Contest - Rating: PG-13)
Do you have what it takes to be a Drag Superstar!? Show InConJunction what you've got with host, and Midwest drag queen, Oriana Perón!! All humans are welcome to compete regardless of any previous drag experience, come have fun with us!!
Participants:Oriana Peron

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

LGBT Representation in Bioware    (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: PG-13)
An overview of the lgbt representation (and misrepresentation) in the Bioware franchises of Mass Effect and Dragon Age. What went right, what went wrong, and how it helps gamers explore and understand identity.
Participants:Alexandra Williams

Reagan-Kennedy

Pokémon 20 Questions   (1 Hour)
Do you think you know all the 807 Pokemon? Could you guess a specific one in 20 questions? Come and see if you can "Name That Pokemon". If you do, then it'll be your turn to name one and see if you can stump the audience, but you will have to specify what generation it's in. Come and have fun!
Participants:Matt Dodds

11:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Sex & Dark Fiction   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: R)
The power of sex in speculative fiction - plot integration, character layering,
Participants:Vince Churchill

12:00 AM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Voltron... Then and Now!   (1 Hour - Presentation)
Did you know that Voltron Legendary Defender was not the first Voltron? The first Voltron series started in 1979 in Japan. It didn't come to America til 1984. There as been many iterations throughout the years, including a CGI version and sequel. Come as we discuss the multiple versions of Voltron!
Participants:Matt Dodds

Grand Ballroom 7

The Last Jedi and Solo: A Discussion!   (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: G)
Did you love the latest installments in the Star Wars universe? Did you hate them? Join Benny NoGood and others for a fun and civil discussion.
Participants:Beckie Margedant, The Yavin 4

1:00 AM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

The 90's Were All That!   (1 Hour - Presentation)
Do you miss the 90's and were they All That? Where you Angry for those Beavers and where did you have a secret lab that you wanted to keep hidden from your parents? Was the Shrine of the Silver Monkey too hard to complete and did you wanna Salute Your Shorts? Well this is the panel for you. We will be talking about those shows that made your 90's and those shows that you never want to forget.
Participants:Katie Grause, Matt Dodds, Rachel Frend

Saturday, July 7th
9:00 AM Main Programming

New worlds from diverse perspectives   (1 Hour - General Discussion)
This panel will look at the best SciFi and Fantasy coming from Black and Asian writers. This is an opportunity to examine the unique contributions and share books and stories worth reading
Participants:Cathy Hird, Barbara Doran

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Writing Worlds: Writing and Publishing Superhero Fiction   (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: G)
Come discuss the writing process with Casey Glanders, author of the critically acclaimed Gailsone series. Discuss the do%u2019s and don%u2019ts of writing, working with story lines, keeping your audience interested, and more.
Participants:John F. Allen, Casey Glanders

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Managing Change   (1 Hour - Workshop)
Managing change in your life, whether it's a job change or a relationship change or just the changes that come naturally with aging, can be overwhelming. Understanding the process doesn't make it easy, but it can make it a little more manageable. During this workshop we'll discuss three complimentary models for understanding the process of change and look at the stages of change you're currently experiencing.
Participants:Lisa Meece

Reagan-Kennedy

Tabletop Show and Tell: 15 Games in 40 Minutes:    (1 Hour)
Wondering what to play next? Host Lou Harry (and a guest panelist or two) offers quick and lively intros to 15 releases from the past year or so. That leaves 20 minutes for you--if you like--to show and tell your favorite recent title.
Participants:Lou Harry

10:00 AM Main Programming

Play reading TBA   (2 Hours - Performance - Rating: PG)
We've had a terrific time bringing in professional actors in the past for readings of my latest plays. Let's do it again. Title TBA.
Participants:Lou Harry

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Magic In The Modern World   (1 Hour - General Discussion)
How do you incorporate magic into a modern setting, either in gaming or writing. How does magic interact with technology? Does the populace know about magic, or are they kept in the dark? What kind of restrictions do you put on magic to keep magic-users from running roughshod over everyone else?
Participants:Cathy Hird, Barbara Doran, T. Lee Harris, Jon Osborne

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Yoga for Geeks   (1 Hour)
Yoga was designed to help people comfortably sit for long periods of time %u2013 a thing Geeks do often while engaged in geeky endeavors like reading books, playing games, or debating the finer points of their favorite cannon. Come check it out. Note: We%u2019ll be following the first rule of yoga, which is %u201Cnothing we do should hurt.%u201D With more than 15 years as a yoga teacher, Lisa is skilled at teaching to the people who show up in a way that honors where each person is in their body and their practice.
Participants:Lisa Meece

Reagan-Kennedy

Comics-Today and Yesterday   (1 Hour)
Are you more of a fan of today's comics and what they're trying to establish OR are you a fan of a previous era of comicdom? Did you like the 60s and 70s more? Maybe the 80s were more your cup of tea. How about the 90s? Come ready to debate and defend your positions.
Participants:Mike Suess, John F. Allen

Atrium

Get up and Play hour   (1 Hour - Family Friendly Activity - Rating: G)
Fun for the kids! Vader Head Hunt!
Participants:Beckie Margedant, Roxy Dragus

11:00 AM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Going pro: Fanfiction writing as a career   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
It's hard not to love writing (and reading) a good fanfic, but how do you get from AO3 to writing professional fanfiction for a living? Join J.M. Lee, author of the official prequel novels for Jim Henson's cult classic THE DARK CRYSTAL, and other writers who have turned their favorite pastime into a career. Learn what licensing looks like in publishing, what it's like to work with studios and publishers, and other discussion about breaking into the industry.
Participants:Barbara Doran, JM Lee

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Building diverse characters   (1 Hour - Workshop)
There are tropes we rely on to create a character quickly. But these flatten the result. What do we need to build real, 3 dimentional, and diverse characters in our stories.
Participants:John F. Allen, Cathy Hird, Barbara Doran, Marian Allen, T. Lee Harris, Rob Howell

Grand Ballroom 7

Group Flash Fiction Workshop   (1 Hour)
Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to work together as a group to create a single complete story in less than 45 minutes. Can we do it?
Participants:Matthew Barron

Grand Ballroom 6

Treasure Chests   (1 Hour - Workshop)
Motley Kids Carft- Treasure Chests

Grand Ballroom 6

DIY Robots   (6 Hours - Workshop)
Motley Kids Carft- DIY Robots

Freedom A

The Shake Ups: Saturday Morning Cartoons   (1 Hour)
Join the Shake Ups for a fun concert! Playing the music from our favorite shows, everyone is sure to have a fun time!

Reagan-Kennedy

All things Tick   (1 Hour)
Including the new Amazon tv series, this panel will cover the Tick in all its various forms. SPOOOOOOOOOOOONNN!!!
Participants:Mike Suess

12:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Designated DM: How to Plan Ahead   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: PG-13)
This panel, as an inverse companion to the other in the Designated DM series, delves into the vast array of tools available to make the most out of being selected as your group's Dungeon Master. World-building, cartography, grid maps, and even miniatures are surveyed, with specific programs, books, and other materials explained.
Participants:Jacob Glenn

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Frankenstein at 200   (1 Hour - General Discussion)
A teenage Mary Shelley released her influential novel, Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus, 200 years ago in 1818. Let's discuss what many refer to as the first science fiction novel.
Participants:Matthew Barron, R.J. Sullivan

Grand Ballroom 7

Commercial Sewing Patterns 101   (2 Hours - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
Ready to make your very own Cosplay!? Join midwest drag queen, Oriana Perón! You'll learn: how to read commercial patterns, what tools you'll need, how to cut and stitch your project...and more!!
Participants:Oriana Peron

Grand Ballroom 6

My First RPG   (1 Hour - Rating: G)
Motley Kids presents an introductory RPG for children

Reagan-Kennedy

The Black Super Hero   (1 Hour)
What was and is the landscape for the black hero in comics? How have they fared, moving to the big and small screens?
Participants:Mike Suess, John F. Allen

12:30 PM Main Programming

Power Point Improv All Ages   (2 Hours)
Last year's "twisted TED Talk" returns. Select, by title only, a short set of public-domain PowerPoint slides and give whatever silly lecture feels appropriate. Feel free to join in, or just watch and enjoy.

1:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Digivolution Throughout the Years   (1 Hour - Q & A)
With 6 seasons "done", 6 "Reunion" movies continuing, and now a "spin-off" of Digimon almost done showing, Digimon is still chugging through the years. Come as the panel will be a discussion with fans of the good and bad things about Digimon and what we would like to see in the future.
Participants:Matt Dodds

Indianapolis Ballroom C

The Difficulty of Being a Writer: Writing   (2 Hours - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
This panel focuses on the important, difficult task of being a writer, and how to avoid the pitfalls inherent to the profession.
Participants:Matthew Barron, R.J. Sullivan, John F. Allen, Cathy Hird, Barbara Doran, Marian Allen, T. Lee Harris, Jacob Glenn, Rob Howell

Video Room

DOCTOR WHO with Tom Baker: "Shada"   (1 Hour - Video - Rating: PG)
The infamous uncompleted episode by Douglas Adams, reconstructed from existing footage and the storyboards and sketches made during production. Hosted and narrated by Tom Baker.

Reagan-Kennedy

Starfleet Command Mid Year Meeting   (1 Hour)
Mid Year Meeting of Starfleet Command. All are welcome.
Participants:Mary Miller

2:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

80's Fantasy Movie Trivia   (1 Hour - Audience Participation - Rating: G)
J.M. Lee (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) leads team trivia revolving around the epic fantasy films of the 80's.
Participants:JM Lee

Grand Ballroom 7

Make Your Own Garbage Bagpipes!   (1 Hour - Workshop)
Do you want to annoy your neighbors but can't afford a set of traditional bagpipes? Join this hands-on workshop and learn to make your own out of common household materials (and classroom recorders)! Participants will be provided with materials to make a set of garbage bagpipes that they can take with them. For safety reasons, participants under 12 years of age must have an adult present at all times.
Participants:Melissa Kocias

Grand Ballroom 6

Galactic Slime   (1 Hour - Workshop - Rating: G)
Motley Kids Carft- Galactic Slime

Freedom A

The Shake Ups: The Voltron CD Release Party   (1 Hour)
Join the Shake Ups for their all ages CD release concert.

Reagan-Kennedy

Your Brain on Highscores   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
This panel explores the various ways games, classic and modern, exploit our psychological circuitry to keep us playing for that top score. Bringing experience from classic arcades, pinball leagues, and redemption arcades, we discuss the tricks of the trade that lead to insanely high scores.
Participants:Jacob Glenn

Veterans Hall 5

Join the Kazoo Choir!   (1 Hour - Family Friendly Activity - Rating: G)
Join us and harmonize with your favorite show and movie themes! Enjoy the ambiance that only a kazoo choir can provide. Kazoos will be provided, but if you have one, you can bring it.
Participants:Rachel Frend

3:00 PM Main Programming

Vital Essence: Everything The Dark Crystal!   (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: G)
Join J.M. Lee and other fans of Jim Henson's 1982 cult classic THE DARK CRYSTAL to discuss everything from Podlings and Gelfling wings to Brian Froud's work and whether or not the Skeksis dinner banquet scene is, in fact, the best thing ever introduced on the big screen. Also learn more about the extended universe: Power of the Dark Crystal comic book series, Brian Froud's Creation Myths, the prequel novels, and the upcoming Netflix series Age of Resistance.
Participants:JM Lee

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Dystopias: Fighting or Normalizing Injustice?   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG-13)
Regardless of you politics, dystopian fiction has remained popular for decades and may arguably be increasing in popularity. Are tales focused on detailing possibly injustices warnings trying to get us to act to keep them from happening? Are these stories a means to make our world seem less horrible so we are just grateful for what we have? This discussion could get heated, folks, but let's keep it civil.
Participants:TammyJo Eckhart, Cathy Hird

Indianapolis Ballroom C

My first love: Princess Lea, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Jar Jar?   (1 Hour)
Join us for a fun discussion reminiscing about our loves from Star Wars and other classic sci-fi films and shows!
Participants:Beckie Margedant, The Yavin 4

Grand Ballroom 7

Fabrics 101   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
Time to buy fabric for your cosplay! Which fabric should you get? Where should you get it from? How does the fabric work for the costume? Join midwest drag queen Oriana Perón and learn all this and more!!
Participants:Oriana Peron

Video Room

Web series "Premier" and GPR Live Podcast   (2 Hours - Video - Rating: PG-13)
GP Films is premiering its first full run web series "He is Coming" with the screening of the pilot episode, and will follow up the film with a live GPR Podcast for everyone to enjoy.
Participants:Chambers Chambers

Reagan-Kennedy

The Super Hero Universe    (1 Hour)
Come listen (or tell us) how your favorite superhero is faring in his or her big or small screen incarnation. If they haven't appeared yet, let us know what you hope to see.
Participants:Mike Suess, Katie Grause, John F. Allen, Rachel Frend

4:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

The Clow Cards   (1 Hour - Presentation)
Did you know that they are 53 Clow Cards from the Cardcaptors anime? They have been used in many ways and even been combined into each other to capture other Clow Cards. Come as we learn about each Clow Card and what makes them unique. Sakura has her work cut out for her, since most of this cards are a doozie.
Participants:Matt Dodds

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Little Guardians: Webcomic to Print   (1 Hour - General Discussion)
Join the discussion as Lee Cherolis and Ed Cho, the creators of the graphic novel series LITTLE GUARDIANS, talk about their path to publishing from webcomics to print. They will speak about their creative inspirations, working as a writer/artist team, navigating the constantly changing world of comics online, and getting their graphic novel in stores. They will be happy to answer any questions you dare throw at them.
Participants:Beckie Margedant, Ed Cho, Lee Cherolis

Grand Ballroom 7

Wigs 101   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
Are you tired of tangled wigs? Don't know what wig to buy for your character? Can't find the right style? Join drag queen Oriana Perón and learn the secrets of the wigs!
Participants:Oriana Peron

Freedom A

Q&A and Acoustic Punk with The Yavin 4   (1 Hour)
Join members of the Yavin 4 for acoustic versions of their songs and a Q and A!
Participants:Beckie Margedant, The Yavin 4

Reagan-Kennedy

The Female Super Hero   (1 Hour)
What was and is the landscape for the female superhero in comics? How have they fared, moving to the big and small screens?
Participants:Mike Suess, Barbara Doran

5:00 PM Main Programming

Little Guardians: A Live Reading   (1 Hour - General Discussion)
Lee Cherolis and Ed Cho, creators of the graphic novel series LITTLE GUARDIANS, present a reading of their comic book with the help of volunteers from the audience. Have you ever wanted to try voice acting? Now's your chance! Join the creators of Little Guardians and help bring their adventure to life at a full table read in front of a live audience. Voice cast is TBD and will be assembled from INCON attendees as well as the creators themselves.
Participants:Beckie Margedant, Ed Cho, Lee Cherolis

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

A True Master of Pokémon Trivia   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Contest)
Are you a true master of Pokémon? Do you want to be the very best that no one ever was? Do you have the skills to be number one in Pokémon trivia? Come as we test people's knowledge on different topics including the Anime, the Games, Generations, Move Types, etc... Let's see how long you can last in a string of questions against many opponents.
Participants:Matt Dodds

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Designated DM: How to Think on Your Feet   (2 Hours - Audience Participation - Rating: PG-13)
This panel explores what options are available to the unprepared Dungeon Master, and spends one hour building a semi-structured campaign with audience input, and uses the rest of the time letting the audience become players in the setting they develop to see those strategies in action.
Participants:Jacob Glenn, Rob Howell

Grand Ballroom 7

Creativity 101   (1 Hour - Workshop)
The science of creativity tells us that we can predict and build the brain states that lead to creative breakthroughs. This workshop covers: * Different types of creativity and how they work together * How each type of creativity relates to your brain waves * Activities designed to trigger each type of creativity * Barriers to including creativity in your life, and how to overcome them.
Participants:Lisa Meece

Grand Ballroom 6

DALEK!   (1 Hour - Workshop)
Motley Kids Carft- DALEKS!

Freedom A

Garrison Wedding   (1 Hour - Family Friendly Activity - Rating: G)
Private Event
Participants:Beckie Margedant

6:00 PM Grand Ballroom 7

The Dark Convention   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Performance - Rating: G)
A Parody Play with Puppets

Reagan-Kennedy

THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES with Elizabeth Sladen "Enemy of the Bane" Parts 1 & 2   (3 Hours - Video - Rating: PG)
Mrs. Wormwood (Samantha Bond) returns, now exiled from the Bane and marked a fugitive and she seeks Sarah Jane's help in ferreting out an enemy far more dangerous than the Bane! But her motives are far from unselfish…they include taking Sarah's son Luke as her own! Fortunately an old friend is at the ready to help the plucky reporter... the legendary Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney in his final turn as the Brigadier)!

6:30 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Independent Author 101 - Making Conventions Worth It   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Workshop - Rating: PG)
Are you an independent author or a small press author who wants to make the most out of your convention sales? Bryan Donihue is the author of the Knight's Bane Trilogy and the owner of Section 28 Publishing. As an independent author, he has a proven success on the convention circuit. In this workshop, Bryan will discuss his presence, sales, and marketing techniques for comic cons and other fan conventions.
Participants:R.J. Sullivan, Marian Allen, Bryan Donihue, JW Troemner, Rob Howell

7:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom C

Consent and Cuddling   (1 Hour - Workshop)
Consent is a hot topic, and a skill that most of us didn't really learn growing up. Professional Cuddler Lisa Meece has a lot of experience navigating consent with people, and this workshop will give you a model for what a consent culture looks like, and the things you need to know, do and believe to help bring it into being. You'll have the opportunity to build your skills related to consent. No touch is required for this event, but participants will be asked if they want to engage in platonic touch. No sexual intent or interaction is allowed in this session.
Participants:Lisa Meece

8:00 PM Main Programming

Garrison Reception    (1 Hour, 30 Minutes)
Private Event

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Orion the Hunter: Why the Weirwan Reading   (1 Hour - Author Reading - Rating: PG-13)
A reading from the first story of the Orion the Hunter series. Why the Weirwan is a murder mystery that introduces us to Marshal Geos Ah'rion Rassas rel Pen'atha, the half-breed Federation lawman known as Orion the Hunter.
Participants:Clifford VanMeter

Grand Ballroom 7

Comics and Cons   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG-13)
This panel will delve into the sharing of ideas in the convention scene and how to apply that to creative endeavors, with anecdotes from our experience creating and self-publishing comics.
Participants:Jacob Glenn

8:30 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Geek Girls Unite! Beyond Wonder Woman   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Expert Panel - Rating: PG-13)
This year's "Geek Girls Unite!" panel will look at the the range of superheroes that are not exclusively white males. Are they coming into their own or still tokens?
Participants:TammyJo Eckhart, Katie Grause, Rachel Frend

9:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom C

Are fanzines dead?   (1 Hour - Expert Panel)
Printed fanzines were once the very heart and soul of science fiction fandom. Yet, after the advent of the internet, they have apparently died out in favor of things like blogs, web pages, youtube and so on. Personally, I tried doing a print fanzine a couple of years ago. While it was fun to do, it was a money pit. Will fanzines ever come back? While the internet is great for its immediacy, there is much to be said for the joy of anticipation as you went to the mailbox, to either get letters from fans, or to receive fanzines that you have sent letters to. Finally, is fandom better off or worse off because of the internet?
Participants:Flint Mitchell, Barbara Doran, Marian Allen

Reagan-Kennedy

This Panel's Name is John Cena: Memetics and Culture   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG-13)
Welcome to the wacky world of memes, where everything is made up and the points don't matter. We delve into the psychosocial mechanics that allow memes to be created and propagate at immense speeds, as well as follow the full life cycle and touch on what happens to "old memes" when they lose their "dank"-ness.
Participants:Jacob Glenn

10:00 PM Main Programming

Weird Science   (2 Hours - Presentation)
Dr Rob Pyatt Presents Weird Science.

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

PowerPoint Improv   (2 Hours - Audience Participation)
Last year's "twisted TED Talk" returns. Select, by title only, a short set of public-domain PowerPoint slides and give whatever silly lecture feels appropriate. Feel free to join in, or just watch and enjoy.
Participants:John Belden

Indianapolis Ballroom C

I was traumatized by ET: Ridiculous things that scared us   (1 Hour)
What movie scared you as a child? Join us in talking about things that startled and made you fear for our lives when we were wee.
Participants:Beckie Margedant, Katie Grause, Cathy Hird, Marian Allen

Grand Ballroom 7

Best Book I Read since Inconjunction 2017   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG-13)
In the year since our last discussion we've all done more reading whether it has been short stories, essays, novels, or even graphic novels and comic books. Join our panel to hear their list of their "Best' finds since we last gathered. Note: Books do not need to be have been published in 2017 or 2018, they just need to be the first time they were read by the panelists.
Participants:TammyJo Eckhart, Cathy Hird, Marian Allen

Freedom A

FROZEN OUT: The Making of the Tenth Planet   (3 Hours - Video - Rating: PG)
The Tenth Planet began a new era for Doctor Who; could this highly successful series continue on without William Hartnell and with a completely different actor taking over the role? Find out from the actors and crew who experienced the entire event!

11:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom C

Little Deaths -- Mircrofiction Erotica from TammyJo Eckhart   (1 Hour - Author Reading - Rating: ADULT)
TammyJo has gotten into a new fiction format -- microfictions! Please come and listen to some of her published and unpublished pieces. These are primarily horror erotica but there are some contemporary pieces as well.
Participants:TammyJo Eckhart

Grand Ballroom 7

Roku channel development   (1 Hour - Expert Panel)
Roku is a streaming platform that is unique: it allows anyone to design their own channel. Panel topics will include how to design your channel, whether to go public or private, where to get free content, and more. Roku, while often having similar content to YouTube is different, in that anyone with a set top Roku box and internet access can watch it. YouTube is limited to computer owners.
Participants:Flint Mitchell

Sunday, July 8th
9:00 AM Indianapolis Ballroom C

Portraying religion/religious types   (1 Hour)
Many are portraying religion/religious characters as paper types. Angels are shown as just slightly advanced Humans, not direct messengers of God. No attempt to grant actual power/belief of real people. IOW, too often no research about religions, or believers is done.
Participants:Walter Daniels

10:00 AM Indianapolis Ballroom C

In Memory of Ursula K. Le Guin   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Audience Participation - Rating: PG-13)
The fantasy and science fiction worlds lost a wonderful lady when Ursula K. Le Guin passed away on January 22, 2018. Come share any memories you may have of meeting Le Guin and of reading her work. Readings of short passages of her work will be allowed.
Participants:TammyJo Eckhart, Cathy Hird

Grand Ballroom 7

Survivalism for authors   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - General Discussion)
Survivalism is seen as a stereotype, not the real spectrum that it is. It ranges from having funds to handle economic downturns to complete failure of society. If you know the differences, and values of each, you can portray them properly. Perhaps 0.001% prepare for/want a full collapse. 0.5% of people can handle 6 months of no income (where all should be). In fact, few can/will survive even a partial collapse of society. Only a tiny number of authors realistically portray what it would be like. If you understand the spectrum, you can write a realistic plot.
Participants:Walter Daniels

Grand Ballroom 6

DoobleBots   (1 Hour - Workshop)
Motley Kids Carft- Doodlebots

Grand Ballroom 6

DIY Monsters   (2 Hours - Workshop - Rating: G)
Motley Kids presents DIY Monster Crafting

11:00 AM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

What is Secular Humanism   (1 Hour)
Center for Inquiry Indiana Executive Director Reba Wooden will talk about the philosophy of Secular Humanism
Participants:Matthew Barron

Grand Ballroom 6

My First RPG   (1 Hour - Gaming - Rating: G)
Motley Kids presents an introductory RPG for children

11:30 AM Indianapolis Ballroom C

In Memory of Brian Wilson Aldiss OBE   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Audience Participation - Rating: PG-13)
When Brian Wilson Aldiss OBE passed away on August 23, 2017, we truly lost one of Science Fiction's Greats. Come share any memories you may have of meeting Aldiss and of reading his work. Readings of short passages of his work will be allowed. 1.5 hours
Participants:TammyJo Eckhart

12:00 PM Main Programming

Pub Trivia with Lou Harry   (2 Hours - Contest)
The InConjunction tradition returns with all-new questions (and all-new answers). Come with a team or arrive along and we'll find a home for you. Big fun plus prizes. Who could ask for anything more?
Participants:Lou Harry

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Author Reading: Laura Hawks   (1 Hour - Author Reading)
My suggestion would be to have a couple of the authors take a few minutes to talk about their books and then read from one of them for a few minutes. This should be timed so to be fair to all the authors.
Participants:Laura Hawks

Grand Ballroom 7

Return of the Make Your Own Superhero Panel!   (2 Hours)
Last year's inaugural panel was so much fun, we're trying it again! Dolls, paint, duct tape and other supplies will be available, or bring your own. Simple or elaborate as you like- come join us and put together that superhero character you've always wanted to see! (Toys provided will be mostly 1:6 scale- if you have a larger or smaller figure you would like to customize, please bring it and join in.)
Participants:Jill Racop

1:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom C

Rebuilding The Starbase   (1 Hour - Expert Panel)
Did you hear that Starbase Indy was cancelled...and then that the fans stepped in to save it? Hear more about that process, talk to some of the team that kept the show alive, and maybe get a preview of what'll happen in November.
Participants:Lisa Meece

Grand Ballroom 6

Mad Tea Party   (1 Hour - Audience Participation - Rating: G)
Motley Kids presents a Mad Tea Party

2:00 PM Main Programming

A Brief Hisory of Arcades   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
Chronicling the massive explosion of arcades, and the games that filled them, from the 70's and 80's, and their eventual death at the hands of the home entertainment market through the 90's and 00's, as well as their rebirth on the heels of nostalgia in recent years; we'll explore the phenomenon of what makes arcades work, and how to keep them from crashing again.
Participants:Jacob Glenn

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

The Convention Landscape: What Other Conventions Should I Explore   (1 Hour)
Indianapolis, and the midwest in general, is a hotbed of convention activity. Come talk about the different types of conventions, what you can expect at each, and what you can learn and experience at various types of conventions. Share stores from your favorite cons, and hear about other people's favorites as well.
Participants:Lisa Meece



Convention Floor Layout


Indianapolis Marriott East Floor Layout
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Marriott Floor Layout
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