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June 30 - July 2, 2017


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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 XXXVII -- 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. If you prefer, you can download a PDF version of the program grid or the program listing, both of which work great on tablets and e-readers.



Programming Schedule Grid


Friday, June 30th
TimeMain ProgrammingIndianapolis Ballroom A-BIndianapolis Ballroom CIndianapolis Ballroom DGrand Ballroom 7-8DIY ZoneVideo RoomAtrium
4:00 PMMovie Physics MadnessHorror on TV TodayComics to the Movie Screen and TV Set
4:30 PM
5:00 PMTom Smith Concert Set upConfronting Scare Tactics and Misinformation about FoodBrief History of Fire EmblemMedia GOH - How to Get Fit For Your Role ($10 fee)Crafting Hour
5:30 PM
6:00 PMAudio Recording at Home - Building a Home Studio on a BudgetTechnology Shifting FoundationI Know Kung-Fu?Artist GOH -
6:30 PM
7:00 PMOpening CeremoniesWhat Does a Movie Producer Do?The 90's Were All ThatWhat research should we pursue and how will we fund it?Verily, A New Hope: A Staged Reading (Exerpts from Shakespeare's Star Wars)
7:30 PM
8:00 PMMark Gunn - Concert SetupThe Fandom FeudRoku channel developmentThe Pleasure (and Pains) of Running a Multi-Year RPG
8:30 PM
9:00 PMMark Gunn - ConcertDarmok and Jalad at TanagraOpen FilkHistory of the Indycent
9:30 PM
10:00 PMLiking Terrible ThingsNSFW Fan Art
10:30 PMKuroshitsuji, Black Butler the Live Action Movie
11:00 PM
11:30 PM
12:00 AM
12:30 AM
Saturday, July 1st
TimeMain ProgrammingIndianapolis Ballroom A-BIndianapolis Ballroom CIndianapolis Ballroom DGrand Ballroom 7-8DIY ZoneVideo RoomAtrium
9:00 AMPower Armor & MechsuitsWhat prepper/survivalist/dystopian authors aways get wrongBecoming known, what works/what doesn't.Moviemaking in a Digital AgeMogchelle - Working with Worbla ($50 material fee)Blood Drive
9:30 AM
10:00 AMRobots, Androids and Cylons ...Oh My!How to Choreograph a Fight Scene for filmHow To Do Green Screen ShotsComic Books on TVAging GracefullyGet Up and Play Hour
10:30 AM
11:00 AMMisquotesAuthor GOH - Evolution of Young Adult LiteratureOur Future Is Determined By Sustainability: What is sustainability?Your Most Recent Top 10 Movie Superhero list!
11:30 AM
12:00 PMCharity Auction SetupHow to make a low budget Sci fi filmBest Book I Read Since the Last InconjunctionScience and LeisureArtist GOH - Talk Art with Larry Dixon
12:30 PMRaptor Education with 4 Raptors
1:00 PMVerily, I Am Not A Committee: The Empire Striketh Back - A Staged ReadingCharity AuctionResearch and why it is so important?Starfleet Command Mid Year MeetingWriting Sci-fi and Fantasy: Orange and Blue Morality
1:30 PM
2:00 PM1984, brave new world, apocalypses or best days yet to come?Music GOH - Budget Guide to Intergalactic; well, at least International TravelNew Trek and Wars!Make Your Own Superhero!
2:30 PM
3:00 PMCharity Auction - Payment and PickupWhat are possible evolved socio-economic models? Challenges & Joys of Writing a SeriesInfodumps good or bad?
3:30 PMMogchelle - Finishing 3D Printing
4:00 PMGeek Girls Unite! Women in Comic Books & Graphic NovelsNASA and the Search for Extraterrestrial LifePublishing as an independent
4:30 PMDragon Sculpture Demonstration
5:00 PMAuthor GOH - Q&A with Mercedes LackeyWhat I love/hate about being F&SF authorMedia GOH - How to Be Confident in Your Character ($10 fee)A Dictionary of Fandom
5:30 PM
6:00 PMGMOs and Genetic Modification - An explanation for non scientistsLou Harry's Pub TriviaHow can the science fiction fan base help to promote science?Masquerade - Craftsmanship judging
6:30 PM
7:00 PMMark Gunn: Concert SetupQ&A with Keith DeCandido
7:30 PM
8:00 PMMasqueradeMark Gunn: ConcertMenacing Artificial IntelligenceHow To Make A Go Of It As A Fan Dealer
8:30 PM
9:00 PMBuilding BatmobilesOpen FilkConsent and Cuddles
9:30 PM
10:00 PMPowerPoint ImprovModern Licensing Issues and MusicKink and BDSM 101
10:30 PM
11:00 PM
11:30 PMRocky Horror Picture Show
12:00 AM
12:30 AM
1:00 AM
Sunday, July 2nd
TimeMain ProgrammingIndianapolis Ballroom A-BIndianapolis Ballroom CIndianapolis Ballroom DGrand Ballroom 7-8DIY ZoneVideo RoomAtrium
10:00 AMWhy the 1966 Batman TV Show Still MattersHand to Hand Combat in Science Fiction
10:30 AM
11:00 AMArtificial Intelligence: Its Promise and limitations.Why the TV Show "Chuck" Was Awesome Cutthroat PokémonBlakes's 7Drawing a Realistic EyeColor Your Fandom II
11:30 AM
12:00 PMCreative Writing: Structuring a StoryTV Fantasy & Science: Is there a Difference Anymore?Old School Yu-Gi-Oh (Anime vs. Card Game)The Unaffiliated Superheroes, from Television and MoviesOnce More Unto the Death Star: The Jedi Doth Return - A Staged Reading
12:30 PM
1:00 PMObscure NES/SNES GamesPodcasting 101Group Flash Fiction WorkshopPagan RitualZentangle Journaling
1:30 PMMisquotes: Bonus Round
2:00 PMFan Art Sharing and ShowcaseDigivolution Throughout the YearsDo I Owe You Money?Hope, Failure, and Rescue--Preproduction Will Save Your Movie!
2:30 PM
3:00 PMClosing Cuddles
3:30 PM
4:00 PMMeet the Circle of Janus
4:30 PM


Programming Schedule Listing


Friday, June 30th
4:00 PM Main Programming

Movie Physics Madness   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
I've been having students analyze the physics in movies for years. Find out the fun of it with hilarious examples my students have found, plus some fun facts. We'll wrap up with a group deconstruction of a few classic scenes.

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Horror on TV Today   (1 Hour - Author Reading - Rating: PG-13)
Come discuss the state of the Horror genre on TV today including the main networks, cable networks, and streaming services. What have you seen that you think others should watch? What do you think needs to be canceled.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Comics to the Movie Screen and TV Set   (1 Hour)
What characters, moving from the printed page to movies and tv, translated the best? How well do they represent what was once held only between the pages of a comic book? Bring your opinions.

5:00 PM Main Programming

Tom Smith Concert Set up   (1 Hour)
Time set aside for set up

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Confronting Scare Tactics and Misinformation about Food   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: PG)
Confront some of the ignorance and misconceptions surrounding food marketing and branding. Our Science Guest of Honor discusses the fact and fiction surrounding GMOs and Organic products.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Brief History of Fire Emblem   (1 Hour - Presentation)
Want to know more about Fire Emblem, other than Awakening and Fates, or want to know some game mechanics of each game, then this panel is for you. From Fire Emblem 1 to 12, we will go over all the differences gameplay mechanics between each game.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Media GOH - How to Get Fit For Your Role ($10 fee)   (1 Hour - Workshop - Rating: PG)
Our Media Guest of Honor Shona Bedford details the exercises and mental preparation she does before walking on set or doing promotional events. What sort of work is effective in getting fit to look a part? [A $10 participation fee is required for this workshop]

DIY Zone

Crafting Hour   (1 Hour)
Looking for a place to sit and knit for a little while? Feel like bringing your beading project to the con? Want to take advantage of having access to some larger tables to cut some fabric on? Bring your project and socialize while working. Maybe help out another crafter if they're stuck and you know a technique or resource that might assist them. Please note that this is a bring-your-own crafting time. Materials will not be provided.

6:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Audio Recording at Home - Building a Home Studio on a Budget   (1 Hour)
Whether your interest is music production, podcasting, voiceovers, or more, building a recording studio in your home can provide a useful resource. Thankfully with today's technology, you don't have to break the bank to do it! Come learn a bit about the hard- and software that you can use to make your own home recording studio on a budget.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Technology Shifting Foundation   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
Science and engineering are evolving at a rapid rate. Better measurements, unexpected results and a better understanding of complexity are causing us to reevaluate what we think we know. Engineering and science are becoming more interdependent and how we are going about science is changing dramatically. Experiential evidence in the form of unintended consequences from technology applications is causing us to reevaluate our assumptions and theories. Although the new knowledge has major implications for technology development the principles are slow to trickle into the formal education system. We will go over some of the recent advances and their implications.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

I Know Kung-Fu?   (1 Hour - Round Table Discussion - Rating: G)
A common feature in Science Ficture is technology that can upload skills and knowledge directly into the brain. Let's assume such a device is possible and discuss what a future society might look like if anyone can become an expert almost instantly.

DIY Zone

Artist GOH -    (1 Hour)
Pending

7:00 PM Main Programming

Opening Ceremonies   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
Welcome to InConJunction 37: On a Wing and a Song. Join us in welcoming our Guests of Honor and kicking off the weekend's festivities.

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

What Does a Movie Producer Do?   (1 Hour - Rating: PG)
I want to make a movie. How do I begin? What does a movie producer do, and how do they do it? What are the differences between the types of producers?

Indianapolis Ballroom C

The 90's Were All That   (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: G)
Do you miss the 90%u2019s 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 ever wanna go to Gullah Gullah Island? Well... this is the panel for you. We will be talking about those shows that made your 90%u2019s and play a little game of "Name That Tune".

Indianapolis Ballroom D

What research should we pursue and how will we fund it?   (1 Hour - Round Table Discussion - Rating: G)
Inward looking focus, lack of intellectual property protection, short term focus, high emphasis on applied research, and reduced government funding are all threatening research and development when we really need it. What are possible new models to enable discovery?

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Verily, A New Hope: A Staged Reading (Exerpts from Shakespeare's Star Wars)   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Presentation - Rating: G)
'Tis an epic tale from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Come listen to (or join in) this staged reading of Ian Doescher's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Star Wars!

8:00 PM Main Programming

Mark Gunn - Concert Setup   (1 Hour - Performance - Rating: G)
1 hour to setup for your concert

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

The Fandom Feud   (1 Hour - Audience Participation)
The totally non-trademark-offending game (it's not on TV and we don't think anyone is related) where we show that we asked some questions of fans at other conventions, and teams of fans at this one try to guess what they answered.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Roku channel development   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
I started a Roku channel: Science Fiction and Beer. Roku has made it very easy to start channels; I go over how to set up the channel, where to get free content, free image hosting websites, how to get your channel publicized, and so on.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

The Pleasure (and Pains) of Running a Multi-Year RPG   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG-13)
Whether it is traditional tabletop or LARP, RPG playing can consume years of your life as a DM or Storyteller. Come back to learn from folks who have been doing this for years and years or come to share your stories of the challenges and joys of running the same game for years and years.

9:00 PM Main Programming

Mark Gunn - Concert   (1 Hour - Performance - Rating: G)
Our Musical Guest of Honor performs live in concert!

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra   (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: G)
In Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Tamarian species communicates through allegory, referencing shared culture. Discuss the parallels of this language with geekdom's constant use of pop-culture references and memes to express their ideas.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Open Filk   (4 Hours - Audience Participation - Rating: G)
Take some time to play your favorites; or just stop by and listen.

Grand Ballroom 7-8

American Animation: Cartoons for Adults and Adults Who Act Like Kids.   (1 Hour - Rating: PG-13)
A look back at some favorite cartoons from the 60s up to recent programming. Panel not safe for kids as more mature material will be discussed.

Grand Ballroom 7-8

History of the Indycent   (1 Hour - Expert Panel)
The UBS Indycent has been part of InCon for 13 year now. Come learn how it all started, and see how it's evolved over the years.

10:00 PM Main Programming

Liking Terrible Things   (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: G)
How does one deal with belonging to a fandom whose material may be considered offensive to others? Can one enjoy a novel or movie despite disapproving of the author's political views, or personal behavior?

Indianapolis Ballroom C

NSFW Fan Art   (1 Hour - Audience Participation - Rating: ADULT)
Now for the adults, we have a panel just for our geeky yet adult arts. Bring your favorite cat girls, hentai, and dirty limericks to share! All art types accepted - music, graphic art, photography, spoken, written, etc. to share and discuss. IDs will be checked if not with a parent who gives approval.

10:30 PM Video Room

Kuroshitsuji, Black Butler the Live Action Movie   (2 Hours, 30 Minutes - Rating: R)
Are you reading the Black Butler series? Have you seen the anime? Did you know there was a live action version starring Mizushima Hiro? There was and we can watch it together then talk about right here at Inconjunction.

Saturday, July 1st
9:00 AM Main Programming

Power Armor & Mechsuits   (1 Hour - Audience Participation - Rating: PG-13)
In the future, we usually see military combat in some form of powered armor - from the origins in EE Smith's Lensman series, to Heinlein's 'Starship Troopers', Steakley's 'Armor', and Warhammer 40K. But what is the reality of this future? Is this a likely scenario? And what about giant mecha? This panel will look at the current reality, and discuss the pros and cons of truly mechanized infantry.

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Robot Building the Old Fashioned Way   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
How to build robots that are retro in both looks and construction. Skills like how to draw (and read) a circuit diagram, how to solder, and so on. Robot parts are where you find them. Thrift stores are a grest source, if you have the right frame of mind. So is Dollar Tree. How to get your robot to speak, and flash light in time to its speech. The best kind of motors to get. Salvaging old rc toys for robot parts. Finding parts in old electronics, such as cassette players and so on.

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

What prepper/survivalist/dystopian authors aways get wrong   (1 Hour)
Every prepper/survivalist/dystopian author *always* gets two things wrong. Why? Hint: horror writers have a similar problem, just more specific.) Why is that statement true? Is it prejudice, or laziness?

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Becoming known, what works/what doesn't.   (1 Hour)
Besides a website, what else do you do, to become known? How well do your efforts work? What ways can authors work together, to help each other?

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Moviemaking in a Digital Age   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG)
What changes have occurred during the past ten years in moviemaking? What kind of camera, lighting, and other equipment is necessary to make a professional video that will compete in today's marketplace? Find out from the ones that do it on a daily basis.

DIY Zone

Mogchelle - Working with Worbla ($50 material fee)   (2 Hours - Workshop - Rating: G)
In this two hour workshop, GOH Mogchelle will teach you techniques to build with the thermoplastic Worbla. Costs include the materials to make a piece of costume armor of your very own.

Video Room

Blood Drive   (6 Hours - Audience Participation - Rating: ADULT)
Don't forget the Robert A Heinlein Memorial Blood Drive for the benefit of the Indiana Blood Center. Lend an arm and help InConJunction hit its annual donation goal. Donating blood is safe, simple, and it saves lives.

10:00 AM Main Programming

Robots, Androids and Cylons ...Oh My!   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
A whimsical presentation with video on our fascination with and the future of artificial intelligence and similar devices.

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

How to Choreograph a Fight Scene for film   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG-13)
Learning Fight Choreography and how to film your own fight scenes for film. Larry Jones a trained police officer and Fight Choreographer on many film sets will show how to safely bring a Fight scenes to life for film.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

How To Do Green Screen Shots   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG)
Tips and tricks to shoot video of your green screen shots. Lighting your screen, lighting your subject, knocking out your green screen, and adding a more appropriate background will be just some of the topics in this popular panel.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Comic Books on TV   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Round Table Discussion - Rating: PG-13)
Due to the plethora of comic character shows available, there's a lot of ground to cover - from the CW's DC shows to Netflix's Marvel shows and everything in between. Come discuss your favorites and nit-pick them all like the fans we are!

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Aging Gracefully   (1 Hour - Round Table Discussion - Rating: G)
Some films are considered classics and still worth watching even decades after their release. Other films haven't "aged well" and are considered to be bad movies, even if incredibly popular when it was made. What is it that lets a film stand the test of time?

Atrium

Get Up and Play Hour   (1 Hour - Rating: G)
Join the InConJunction Fun Police for the annual Children's Hour! The Vader Head Hunt, other contests and prizes galore await kids of all ages!

11:00 AM Main Programming

Misquotes   (1 Hour - Audience Participation - Rating: PG)
Amateur improvisation: we provide the scene and the line, you get to act it out! Skills not required, enthusiasm and audience welcome. This year without props!

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Author GOH - Evolution of Young Adult Literature   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
Mercedes has been writing young adult fiction (such as Jinx High) since the 90's. How has writing for a teenage audience changed over the decades?

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Our Future Is Determined By Sustainability: What is sustainability?   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
Social, technological, and environmental pressures are combining to make business as usual inadequate for dealing with them. To create a sustainable future, we must develop both new technologies and new social systems. Sustainability will most likely be a bottom up effort. For a bottom effort to succeed we need to be informed, overcome biases and rise above the myths surrounding sustainability.

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Your Most Recent Top 10 Movie Superhero list!   (1 Hour)
Has the recent spate of superhero movies changed the order of your top 10 list? Come ready to argue for your top 10 list.

12:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Charity Auction Setup   (1 Hour)
Setup time for Auction

Indianapolis Ballroom C

How to make a low budget Sci fi film   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG)
Demetrius Witherspoon a Writer/Director of a successful Sci Fi film series call Submerge. Will explore what it takes to make a low budget sci fi film from script, Actors, VFX, Costumes and more.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Best Book I Read Since the Last Inconjunction   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG-13)
Come and share your favorite reads since we last met in July 2016. Bring the books to show them off or a list to share. Can be fiction or non-fiction.

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Science and Leisure   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
What folks do leisure venues like, aquarium, parks, museums and zoos play in engaging the public in science? How about Science Pubs or Cafe's? What about doing Citizen Science in your free time?

DIY Zone

Artist GOH - Talk Art with Larry Dixon   (2 Hours - Workshop - Rating: G)
Our Artist Guest of Honor shares his experience and talents. Bring questions and even your own artwork to get advice and pointers.

12:30 PM Main Programming

Raptor Education with 4 Raptors   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
Indiana Raptor Center presents 4 raptors and discusses them (LIVE RAPTORS will be present. Please refrain from sudden flash photography, loud noises and startling activities.

1:00 PM Main Programming

Verily, I Am Not A Committee: The Empire Striketh Back - A Staged Reading   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Presentation - Rating: G)
Join us, as we re-join the young Luke Skywalker, the fair Princess Leia, and the scoundrel, Han Solo (as well as AT-ATs and Muppets and droids - oh, my!) in this staged reading of Ian Doescher's adaptation of Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back. Listen in from the audience, or join in as a player!

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Charity Auction   (2 Hours - Audience Participation - Rating: G)
Come bid on unique collectible items, event tickets, books, toys, jewelry, you name it! All money raised goes to our two charities.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Media GOH - Confident Women in the Entertainment Industry   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
How do professional entertainers approach every situation, role and their outward appearance to society while being good role models to show women of any age that they can achieve bigger and better things. Our media guest of honor Shonna Bedford shares her experiences.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Research and why it is so important?   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
Every story requires a "suspension of disbelief." How far can the author(s) go in violating that "bridge?" What happens when they do?

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Starfleet Command Mid Year Meeting   (1 Hour - Rating: G)
Mid Year Meeting of Starfleet Command. Open to everyone.

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy: Orange and Blue Morality   (1 Hour - Round Table Discussion - Rating: G)
How does one write a convincing alien culture that holds a completely different viewpoint on morality than we do but still make it relatable to the reader?

2:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom C

1984, brave new world, apocalypses or best days yet to come?   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG-13)
Our are worst nightmares as presented in SF literature and film coming true? Or are the best days yet to come? As seen through the prism of science fiction, fantasy and today's reality.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Music GOH - Budget Guide to Intergalactic; well, at least International Travel   (1 Hour - Performance - Rating: G)
Mark Gunn shares some of his experiences traveling through Ireland, Scotland, and beyond.

Grand Ballroom 7-8

New Trek and Wars!   (1 Hour)
Do the newest Star Trek and Star Wars entries fill you with hope? Or, are they headed in the wrong direction? Ready, set, debate.

DIY Zone

Make Your Own Superhero!   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Workshop - Rating: G)
Get ready to make your own superhero figure! 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.)

3:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Charity Auction - Payment and Pickup   (1 Hour - Audience Participation - Rating: G)
If you won and item in the charity auction and still need to pay for it; now's your chance.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

What are possible evolved socio-economic models?    (1 Hour - Round Table Discussion - Rating: G)
Within the near future globalization, manufacturing efficiency, population size all conspire to create and excess of human labor. Social restructuring and a new definition of value will be needed for the new normal to work.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Challenges & Joys of Writing a Series   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG)
Writing one novel can be a challenge but what makes authors write multiple books in a series? What are the unique challenges and joys that motivate authors to take on this task?

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Drawing a Realistic Face   (1 Hour - Workshop - Rating: PG-13)
[This workshop can accommodate 10 attendees: 13y.o. minimum to participate] A fun workshop to walk you through the steps to train your own artistic eye to see the details and create a drawing of a realistic face. We will use unrealistic colors to illustrate that realism doesn't require exact color matches and to provide freedom of expression. Open to all skill levels. Materials will be provided, including colored pencils, blank paper, and source material to work from. Be as creative as you want to be.

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Infodumps good or bad?   (1 Hour - Audience Participation - Rating: G)
When there i an info dump, do you prefer: a lecture (academic type); conversation; interactive format, or whatever works?

3:30 PM DIY Zone

Mogchelle - Finishing 3D Printing   (1 Hour - Workshop - Rating: G)
3D printers are awesome! What do you do with it once it comes off the printer? Our GOH shares some of her techniques for smoothing and finishing 3D printed objects.

4:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Geek Girls Unite! Women in Comic Books & Graphic Novels   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG-13)
We've been talking about gender issues now for half a decade (five years) at Inconjunction. This time we'll turn from the screen to the comic book and graphic novel media. Comic books were once considered "for boys" but is that still the case? Bring examples of good and not so good titles that have girl/women characters so we have a range to talk about. (This panel is open to all attendees)

Indianapolis Ballroom C

NASA and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
One of NASA's objectives is to look for extraterrestrial life in the solar system and beyond. This will be a presentation on how NASA missions now and in the future will be looking for life.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Publishing as an independent   (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: G)
What do you face as an independent publisher? How do you become known? The answer is to become known as a person, and develop a "BRAND" that people recognize. Not necessarily the way Scalzi has done, but by being helpful to people. I have three cookbooks for Single/Handicapped in print and Kindle format, plus a YA book in both. I'm currently working on two others, due out by Dec. 2017 or in '18. Also, if you write "Romance," new data shows that "Clean" books are up *430 %* in Kindle sales. Personally, I won't buy/review books with explicit sex. (I.e. soft porn, whether in Kindle or print format.) Especially if there is no "warning" of "adult content" (M or above ratings).

4:30 PM DIY Zone

Dragon Sculpture Demonstration   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Demonstration - Rating: G)
Dragon Sculpture Demonstration. Sculptor David Lee Pancake will give a dragon sculpting demonstration. He will show how to construct a wire armature for the dragon figure and the application of Aves Apoxy clay. He will use a variety of techniques to apply textures and detail to the sculpture. David has been sculpting for 20 years in a variety of mediums and invites artists, hobbyist, and art admires to come and learn about the sculpting process.

5:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Author GOH - Q&A with Mercedes Lackey   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
Mercedes shares her experiences of being an author, falconer, wildlife rehabilitator and more.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

What I love/hate about being F&SF author   (1 Hour - Round Table Discussion - Rating: G)
There is more than just love to being an F&SF author. I hate seeing new technology overtake my ideas. But, I love trying to guess where new tech will go in the next five years. I hate guessing how people will react to "new" tech; However, I love being surprised by how fast people accept surprising tech, in ways no one guessed. Word processors, spreadsheets, and the web being good examples.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Media GOH - How to Be Confident in Your Character ($10 fee)   (1 Hour - Workshop - Rating: G)
Our Media Guest of Honor Shona Bedford teaches cosplayers or actors in general how to own their character. How to walk on set (or at an event) and present themselves as the character not questioning whether people believe it but knowing they are. It's all about confidence. If you're confident then you will carry yourself that way and people will notice. [A $10 participation fee is required for this workshop]

Grand Ballroom 7-8

A Dictionary of Fandom   (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: G)
"Fandom" as a social institution has been around for decades. This panel will discuss some of the terms popular today - from "filk" to "feels" - and learn about terms from the past that might be ready for a reboot.

6:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

GMOs and Genetic Modification - An explanation for non scientists   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG)
Our Science Guest of Honor discusses the meanings of the term "Genetically Modified Organisms." How does one modify an organism? What are the differences between transgenics and traditional modification? What practical applications are there for GMOs?

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Lou Harry's Pub Trivia   (1 Hour - Gaming - Rating: PG)
Lou Harry returns with more Pub Trivia.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

How can the science fiction fan base help to promote science?   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
Historically it takes about 20 years or more to get scientific advances into the market place. How do we progress faster and manage risk and reward?

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Masquerade - Craftsmanship judging   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Presentation - Rating: G)
*Masquerade participants only please* Judging for costume craftsmanship. Please arrive at the time you were given when you signed up for the Masquerade. Awards will be presented at the Masquerade Costume Contest Saturday evening.

7:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Mark Gunn: Concert Setup   (1 Hour - Performance - Rating: G)
1 hour to setup for your concert

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Q&A with Keith DeCandido   (1 Hour - Q & A - Rating: G)
Keith R.A. DeCandido has written for more than two dozen different licensed universes. Bring your questions!

8:00 PM Main Programming

Masquerade   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
See costumers and cosplayers show off their work. Sign up to participate at the registration desk. No skit or performance is required to go on stage. CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS: costume craftsmanship is being judged previous to the masquerade, if you are competing for a craftsmanship award please get an evaluation time assigned when your sign up. All participants should arrive at Main Programming at 7:30pm to check-in.

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Mark Gunn: Concert   (1 Hour - Performance - Rating: G)
Our Musical Guest of Honor performs live in concert!

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Menacing Artificial Intelligence   (1 Hour - Round Table Discussion - Rating: G)
In Science Fiction Artificial Intelligences are often the enemies of man-kind: frequently oppressing us "for our own good" or committing outright extermination. Why is this portrayal so common? Are we projecting our own fears of how we treat each other onto these machines? Is it possible to envision a world where people and AIs can coexist?

Grand Ballroom 7-8

How To Make A Go Of It As A Fan Dealer    (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
I have been a fan dealer at SF conventions for over 35 years. You can't just haul a bunch of stuff to a con and wish for the best You need to know what to sell, how to display it, and even what your attitude should be to people that come to your table.

9:00 PM Indianapolis Ballroom C

Building Batmobiles   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG)
Mark built his first 1966 Batmobile replica when he was just seventeen. He has built twenty-three more with his team of Fiberglass Freaks, the only officially licensed builders of the 1966 Batmobile in the world. Come find out how he builds the cars, how he came to be licensed by DC, and who buys these cars.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Open Filk   (4 Hours - Audience Participation - Rating: G)
Take some time to play your favorites; or just stop by and listen.

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Consent and Cuddles   (1 Hour - Workshop - Rating: G)
Consent is a popular topic of discussion, and there%u2019s some reason to believe it%u2019s not well understood throughout popular culture. Physical touch provides an excellent workshop tool for practicing how to give, deny, and revoke consent %u2013 and how to manage your feelings when others do those things in relation to you. We%u2019ll take a very %u201Ctraining wheels%u201D approach in the session, and then those who consent will have some time to cuddle with each other. Physical contact with others is not required for participation. No sexual interaction will be allowed during the workshop.

10:00 PM Main Programming

PowerPoint Improv   (1 Hour - Audience Participation)
Think of it as like Ted (the bear from the movie) giving a TED talk. Audience members are invited to come up and tell us the "story" of a small set of random slides, the sillier and weirder the better.

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Modern Licensing Issues and Music   (2 Hours, 30 Minutes - Audience Participation - Rating: G)
Definitely not karaoke...

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Kink and BDSM 101   (1 Hour - Rating: ADULT)
Panel led by experienced kinksters intended to provide information for those curious in or new to kink. Topics covered will include but not be limited to consent and why it's important, pertinent vocabulary, where else to find resource for newbies, and other sorts of 101-type material. 18 only.

11:30 PM Video Room

Rocky Horror Picture Show   (2 Hours - Audience Participation - Rating: PG-13)
Do the time warp and behold the majesty that is Tim Curry.

Sunday, July 2nd
10:00 AM Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Why the 1966 Batman TV Show Still Matters   (1 Hour - Rating: PG)
The 1966 Batman TV show left an indelible impression on comic book movies and television shows. Find out what made the show tick, and why we're still talking about it fifty years later.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Hand to Hand Combat in Science Fiction   (1 Hour - Round Table Discussion - Rating: G)
In a setting featuring rayguns, blasters and all manner of energy weapons; why do people so frequently turn to melee weapons in combat, be it Light-sabers, Giant Swords, Bat'leths, or old fashioned Fisticuffs? Is there a practical place for such weapons in high-tech combat, or it is merely the "Rule of Cool" on the part of the writer?

11:00 AM Main Programming

Artificial Intelligence: Its Promise and limitations.   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
Are we expecting too much from artificial intelligence? How do our data structures determine what we discover? Imagination produces few gems and much misdirection. How will AI do better than people and what constitutes a successful AI system and what will it add to human actions?

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Why the TV Show "Chuck" Was Awesome    (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: G)
Did you just flash? It doesn't take an intersect to find out why the TV show "Chuck" was awesome! Come discuss your fandom of Chuck, Sarah, Casey, the villains, and the Buymorons at this fun panel.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Cutthroat Pokémon   (1 Hour - Contest - Rating: G)
Do you want to be the very best that no one ever was? Do you have the skills to be number one? Come to find out in a Pokemon Trivia Contest. A selected number of people will play and you will eliminated each other until we get to the last person and they will be the number one Pokemon Trivia Trainer! Come to see if you have a knowledge in Pokemon.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Blakes's 7   (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: G)
Why a series from the BBC that ran from 1978 to 1981 is still fun to watch 36 years later.

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Drawing a Realistic Eye   (1 Hour - Workshop - Rating: PG-13)
[This workshop can accommodate 10 attendees: 13y.o. minimum to participate] A fun workshop to walk you through the steps to train your own artistic eye to see the details and create a drawing of a realistic eye. We will use unrealistic colors to illustrate that realism doesn't require exact color matches and to provide freedom of expression. Open to all skill levels. Materials will be provided, including colored pencils, blank paper, and source material to work from. Be as creative as you want to be.

DIY Zone

Color Your Fandom II   (1 Hour - Audience Participation - Rating: PG)
Bring your favorite coloring books, pages, and utensils and just hang out to color with other fans. Some page and some utensils will be provided.

12:00 PM Main Programming

Creative Writing: Structuring a Story   (1 Hour - Round Table Discussion - Rating: G)
What components are necessary for writing a good story; how should they be arranged? Does the genre affect how the story is structured? How does story structure differ between Novels, Novellas, and short-stories?

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

TV Fantasy & Science: Is there a Difference Anymore?   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG-13)
Is line between Fantasy and Science Fictions seems growing thinner and thinner with each new TV show? Come with examples of current shows that have a clear distinction between the genres and ones that do not. Is this a good trend or a bad one?

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Old School Yu-Gi-Oh (Anime vs. Card Game)   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: G)
Did you know that the Duelist Kingdom season of Yu-Gi-Oh had way more different rules than any other season, compared to the card game? You could summon any monster without sacrificing, you could not attack the opponent's life points directly, and many other unique rules. This panel will discuss what makes the first season really unique and why it is such a classic to card players.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

The Unaffiliated Superheroes, from Television and Movies   (1 Hour)
These are the superheroes from places other than Marvel and DC, those tv and movie vehicles (comedic or serious) that might just have flown under your radar.

Grand Ballroom 7-8

Once More Unto the Death Star: The Jedi Doth Return - A Staged Reading   (1 Hour, 30 Minutes - Presentation - Rating: G)
Friends, Bothans, Gammoreans - lend us your ears (or your voices)! Join us in this tale of intrigue and adventure, love and betrayal, atonement and family ties - a staged reading of Ian Doescher's adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return.

1:00 PM Main Programming

Obscure NES/SNES Games   (1 Hour - Presentation)
Are you tired of playing the same old NES/SNES titles? Probably not, since most of them you have heard about and are really great, but have you wanted to branch out? Many old NES/SNES games people may have not heard about, but there are some gems, or not so good gems, out there to play. Come as we will discuss old games and what should be played or avoided!

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Podcasting 101   (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: G)
Podcasts are quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of media consumption. Have you ever thought of starting your own podcast but have no idea where to start? Join as we discuss the basics from hosting to equipment, we'll get you the information you need to get your show started.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Group Flash Fiction Workshop   (1 Hour)
We are going to write a complete story from start to finish as a group! What kind of story? That's up to you!

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Pagan Ritual   (1 Hour - Audience Participation - Rating: G)
Celebrate the Goddess.

DIY Zone

Zentangle Journaling   (1 Hour - Workshop - Rating: PG-13)
[This workshop can accommodate 20 attendees: 13y.o. minimum to participate] A fun, relaxing workshop introducing Zentangle patterns and designs for the purpose of journaling thoughts and feelings pictorially. Materials will be provided, including optional pre-made line art to illustrate, colored pencils and pens, and blank paper for the more adventurous who would like to learn how to process their feelings with their own unique designs. Be as creative as you want to be.

1:30 PM Grand Ballroom 7-8

Misquotes: Bonus Round   (30 Minutes - Audience Participation - Rating: PG)
Get in one last round of improv before going back to the real world.

2:00 PM Main Programming

Fan Art Sharing and Showcase   (1 Hour - Presentation - Rating: PG-13)
Do you enjoy discovering new fan artists? Are you a fan artist? Come join us and present your favorite art, your created art, and discuss the joys and pitfalls of creating art based on characters created by others. Musicians, writers, graphic artists, etc. are all invited to make this a multidisciplinary experience! We do ask that this be PG-13 or lower to welcome some of our younger fans.

Indianapolis Ballroom A-B

Digivolution Throughout the Years   (1 Hour)
With 6 seasons %u201Cdone%u201D, 6 %u201CReunion%u201D Movies continuing, and now a "spin-off" series of Digimon starting, Digimon is still chugging through the years. Come as we will discuss the good and bad things about Digimon and what we would like to see in the future.

Indianapolis Ballroom C

Do I Owe You Money?   (1 Hour - Rating: G)
For your convenience; the InConJunction Treasurer will be available to handle reimbursements, outstanding payments, or any other Convention related money issues.

Indianapolis Ballroom D

Hope, Failure, and Rescue--Preproduction Will Save Your Movie!   (1 Hour - Expert Panel - Rating: PG)
Preproduction is one of the most important parts of making your movie come to life smoothly and efficiently. Learn tips and tricks to avoid problems and to find out how to get a higher percentage of your vision to the screen.

3:00 PM Grand Ballroom 7-8

Closing Cuddles   (1 Hour - Workshop)
It%u2019s nearly time to go back to the real world %u2013 where your favorite convention friends won%u2019t be right around the corner with hugs. Stock up on cuddles before you head back out there. This session will run according to Snuggle Party rules, where participants are required to ask and receive consent before engaging physically, and sexual interaction is prohibited.

4:00 PM Main Programming

Meet the Circle of Janus   (1 Hour - General Discussion - Rating: G)
Stop by to meet with members of the Circle of Janus, the club that puts on InConJunction.



Convention Floor Layout


Indianapolis Marriott East Floor Layout
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