OryCon Panels Announced, Mythical Creatures

Newly confirmed announcement! OryCon 39, Portland OR November 17-19, is going to be a NINE PANEL EXTRAVAGANZA… triple Eva every day. I’m really looking forward to every single one of these discussions & activities, most especially with OryConians! Come hang out, homies! Behold:

FRIDAY
Comics Created Our Modern Mythologies
Wenatchee – 166 Parlor
Fri Nov 17 4:00pm-5:00pm
How comics conquered our art, stories and media.
Lee Moyer, Curtis Chen, Benjamin Hsu, Eva Elasigue

The Quest for the Ultimate Superhero
Wenatchee – 166 Parlor
Fri Nov 17 6:00pm-7:00pm
What makes a super hero a superhero? What would make a superhero the ultimate example of his or her kind? Power, talent, heart, courage, or self-sacrifice? And could an ultimate super hero connect to the average human, as Superman seems to or, like Doctor Manhattan, end up estranged from the rest of us?
Rob McMonigal, Eva Elasigue, Tom Whitmore, Marshall Maresca, Barry Deutsch

Rx for Fitness
Lion Kings Den – 266
Fri Nov 17 8:00pm-9:00pm
What you learned back in the day in health and P.E. is probably wrong. Discuss and learn about the latest developments in fitness, strength training, nutrition, and one of the only treatments for chronic illness available. Are fitness and nutrition the medicines of the future?
Matt Bellet, Jennifer Willis, Sean Robinson, Eva Elasigue

SATURDAY
Make your own book in one hour
Spokane Suite – 256
Sat Nov 18 3:00am-4:00am (HMMMMMM)
Create a real, physical book in one hour. All ages welcome.
Jamie (SunnyJim) Morgan, Eva Elasigue

I Want to Get My Science On
Pettygrove
Sat Nov 18 9:00am-10:00am
Where does the lay person keep up with the latest developments?
Manny Frishberg, Sean Robinson, Eva Elasigue, Howard Davidson, Jessica Hebert

Backyard Astronomy
Pettygrove
Sat Nov 18 8:00pm-9:00pm
It’s a dark night with lots of stars. Actually, some are galaxies, and some are planets, and nebulae–what can you see from your backyard, and what are good resources to learn about what you’re seeing? Bonus–what might be visible from other worlds with different solar system conditions?
Roy Torley, Gerald Nordley, Eva Elasigue, b War

SUNDAY
Overturning the Cart
White Stag
Sun Nov 19 10:00am-11:00am
Revolution and rebellion in fantasy fiction.
K. M. Alexander, Eva Elasigue, ElizaBeth Gilligan, Alma Alexander

Superheroes in Times of Crisis
Wenatchee – 166 Parlor
Sun Nov 19 12:00pm-1:00pm
Do superhero comics reflect times of crisis?
Marshall Maresca, Curtis Chen, b War, Eva Elasigue

Trades versus Weeklies Economics
Wenatchee – 166 Parlor
Sun Nov 19 1:00pm-2:00pm
Comic collections or issues? Why have one when we already have the other?
Rob McMonigal, Eva Elasigue, Jeff Soesbe, Curtis Chen

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posting from a Praxis Arts creative jam session

Also, I will be working live on my (unrelated) mixed media art series, Passengers, as posted on serial/surreal, at the Seattle event Mythical Creatures: Forest of Dreams on October 28, featuring Kalya Scintilla, Desert Dwellers, Whitebear, Sixis, Drumspyder, and more! I’ll have a few books to sell there, some chapter art prints, and who knows what else.

Author Site: Liminal Alchemy typewriter

For the moment, have a look at the richly intriguing collective pages made at the Liminal Alchemy art party at Praxis Gallery, Seattle.

Here’s an excerpt:

magnanimous is a state one achieves when one ascends to entelexeia.
entelexeia is acquired when integrity is curated within one’s character.
one’s character is refined by habits of repeated actions.
repeated actions are driven by one’s choices.

one’s choices are inspired by a collection of thoughts.
true thoughts that move one’s self are intrinsically magnanimous.
Listen carefully and one will be moved, inspired, and create without integrative
dissonance.

Liminal Alchemy, SFWA Reader Series, University Book Store

Liminal Alchemy on 1/28/17 @ Praxis Art Gallery

This Seattle Ents in Tents event included a host of creative talent both now and new that night, which was the idea behind the event.  Talks were held to inspire new efforts or find the hidden spark, with music in a comfortable space, while ongoing works were exhibited in the making – along with stations inviting creative play, including the Lego room, geometrics building zone, and my magical Hermes 3000.

I gave a short talk on the transformative lens of fiction, which included a visualization prompt.  Throughout the night, people contributed to the collective typewriter pages and made their own pieces to keep, which also went on to become new artwork!

SFWA Reader Series 1/31/17

Readings by Fonda Lee (timed with the release of her new novel, EXO), Randy Henderson, and Curtis Chen.  In attendance were many other writers including Laura Anne Gilman, Phil & Kaja Foglio, Raven Oak, and Manny Frishberg.  At the Wilde Rover Irish Pub in Kirkland, WA.

University Bookstore, Seattle WA

You can find Bones of Starlight, Fire On All Sides in stock at big old University Book Store in Seattle – in the Science Fiction & Fantasy section!