Friendship Is ConFusion

Friday6:00 PM6:50 PMLearn To Draw Cartoons with Bill Messner LoebsBallroom A&BTake a lesson on drawing cartoons from Bill at the Mural of ConFusion!Bill Messner-LoebsART
Friday7:00 PM7:50 PMOpening CeremoniesBallroom A&BWelcome to Friendship is ConFusion! Meet our GOHs and SubPress special guests, and hear what the ConCom has in store for you this weekend!Anna Carey, Karen Burnham, Gail Carriger, Jeffrey Alan Love, Mallory O'Meara, Mark Oshiro, James S.A. Corey, Joe Hill, Gillian RedfearnCONFUSION
Friday9:00 PM9:50 PMThe NerdaissanceBallroom A&BIn the comedic fanfiction system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The audience who enjoys and laughs and the Nerdiassance, who write and perform for them. These are their stories. 18+. ID will be required.Ericka Kahler, Joe Harvey, Adam Clifford, Mary Brandt, Molly Zigler, Mary Ann MeadFANDOM
Saturday10:00 AM10:50 AMReading: Dyrk Ashton, Emmy Jackson, Ferrett SteinmetzBallroom A&BAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksDyrk Ashton, Emmy Jackson, Ferrett SteinmetzLITERATURE
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMReading: Joe Hill and John ScalziBallroom A&BAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksJoe Hill, John ScalziLITERATURE
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMWorldbuilding 495Ballroom A&BGenre fiction, in all its many forms, relies on the author's ability to invest its reader in a world other than their own. What are some of the advanced methods of adding a sense of the real to invented worlds? How do authors get themselves out of tricky spots when deep into a series?Marissa Lingen (M), John Chu, Dave Robison, Mary G. ThompsonLITERATURE
Saturday1:00 PM1:50 PMArt Demo: It Starts With The DragonBallroom A&BArtist Clifford Van Meter gives a live story drawing with help from the audience!Clifford VanMeterART
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMBehind the Scenes of a Book CoverBallroom A&BJeffrey Alan Love will paint a live demonstration of what goes into making a book cover, from the moment the artist gets the concept through to the final product. The completed painting will be raffled off to support our charity!Jeffrey Alan LoveART
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMMallory O'Meara Q&ABallroom A&BCome ask our Media Guest of Honor all your burning questions!Mallory O'MearaCONFUSION
Saturday4:00 PM4:50 PMFans & HealthBallroom A&BFans sometimes think they need to run a marathon (or run period) or completely change their eating habits to be "healthy." Not so. Learn from a couple of fans, with completely different health challenges, how each of us have gotten healthierAndrea Dale (M), Tom Smith, Bernadette Bosky, Cylithria Dubois, Elizabeth ShackFANDOM
Saturday5:00 PM5:50 PMTom Smith ConcertBallroom A&BTom brings his usual mix of humor, wit, and energy. Not to be missed!Tom SmithMUSIC
Saturday7:00 PM7:50 PMMasqueradeBallroom A&BCome see - or show off - the best costumes of the night! Judges will scrutinize. Crowds will cheer. Audiences will swoon. Honors will be awarded. CONFUSION
Saturday8:00 PM8:50 PMReading: Max Gladstone, Mur Lafferty, Andrea PhillipsBallroom A&BAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksMax Gladstone, Mur Lafferty, Andrea PhillipsLITERATURE
Saturday10:00 PM10:50 PMMark Reads After DarkBallroom A&BMark Oshiro reads from erotic sci-fi savant and national treasure Chuck Tingle, and other examples of hilarious adult literature. 18+. ID will be required.Mark OshiroFANDOM
Sunday11:00 AM11:50 AMReading: Brandon Black, Michael J. DeLuca, Michael R. UnderwoodBallroom A&BAuthors read from current or forthcoming worksBrandon Black, Michael J. DeLuca, Michael R. UnderwoodLITERATURE
Sunday12:00 PM12:50 PMJeffrey Alan Love ReadingBallroom A&BOur Art Guest of Honor reads from his new book "Notes from the Shadowed City" which he both wrote and illustrated.Jeffrey Alan LoveCONFUSION
Sunday3:00 PM3:50 PMClosing CeremoniesBallroom A&BCome say goodbye to our Guests of Honor and Special Guests, and learn what we might have in store for you for next year!Anna Carey, Karen Burnham, Gail Carriger, Jeffrey Alan Love, Mallory O'Meara, Mark Oshiro, Yanni Kuznia, Geralyn LanceCONFUSION
Sunday4:00 PM4:50 PMFeedback SessionBallroom A&BGive the ConCom compliments, ask questions, provide concerns. Review the con experience with the all-volunteer concom and staff, and find out how to join in the fun of planning ConFusion for next year!ConFusion ConComCONFUSION