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VCON Relaxicon 41½ Online Schedule!
(Oct 28/29, 2017, @ Sheraton Vancouver Guildford)

VCON is the oldest general-interest science fiction, fantasy, and games convention in Canada and the Pacific Northwest that has promoted the interests of science fiction and fantasy culture in Vancouver BC and its environs since 1971, offering events and exhibits focused on a variety of Science Fiction and Fantasy fandom interest areas such as literature, art, media, music, costumes, comics, tabletop games, electronic games, etc. For more detailed information visit our website: www.vcon.ca.

This year’s convention’s theme is "Relax...", as in "Relax ... with a good book, ... with a great game, ... with beautiful art, ... with food and drink, ... with a blockbuster movie, ... with an engaging discussion, ... with friends, both old and new!"

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Oct 9, 2017: The Schedule is still largely under development
SESSIONS ARE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO CHANGE 
-VCON Relaxicon 41½ Programming Coordinator
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Sunday, October 29 • 14:30 - 15:20
The Problem with Laser Beams - In Conversation With Upintheair Theatre on Speculative Fiction Live Performance

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How do writers translate their works of Speculative Fiction to live performance?  With the rising popularity of the genre and speculative fiction, how do we successfully bring compelling visions of the future to the stage? Join our panel of scientists, artists, and theatre-makers to discuss the future of literature and live performance with robots, VR, and technology. How do the art forms of literature and theatre continue to support the demand within in the limits of live shows? 


Moderators
avatar for Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin

Managing and Artistic Producer, Upintheair Theatre
After completing his Masters Degree in Sociology at the University of Auckland, Daniel returned to Canada, where he graduated from the studio acting program at the William Davis Centre for Actors Study, studied Clown with David McMurray Smith at Fantastic Space Enterprises, dropp... Read More →
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Dave Mott

Dave is a founding member and co-Artistic Producer of Upintheair Theatre, a BFA graduate of University of Victoria, an actor, director, and creator, specializing in new play creation and physical theatre and is the co-producer of rEvolver Theatre Festival. As the co-owner of Brandywine Bartending School he is an active member of the Canadian Professional Bartending Association, a competitive cocktail maker, head instructor, and corporate team building workshop leader. Dave continually pushes the boundaries of traditional theatre and performance by allowing audiences to experience their art in new and innovative ways... Read More →

Panellists
avatar for Kristi Charish

Kristi Charish

Author and Scientist
I’m Kristi, the author of a forthcoming urban fantasy series OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (Jan 13th, 2015, Simon & Schuster Canada/Pocket Books US), about Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix— better known now as Owl—a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world. | | I write what I love; adventure heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists, pop culture, and the occasional RPG fantasy game thrown in the mix. The second installment, OWL AND THE CITY OF ANGELS, is scheduled for release Summer 2015. | | Besides writing... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin

Managing and Artistic Producer, Upintheair Theatre
After completing his Masters Degree in Sociology at the University of Auckland, Daniel returned to Canada, where he graduated from the studio acting program at the William Davis Centre for Actors Study, studied Clown with David McMurray Smith at Fantastic Space Enterprises, dropp... Read More →
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Claire McCague

Simon Fraser University
Claire McCague is a research scientist, musician and writer. She performs regularly with the Sybaritic String Band and her other worldly plays have been featured in festivals across Canada. Her humorous first contact novel, The Rosetta Man, published by EDGE, is her first novel.
avatar for Dave Mott

Dave Mott

Dave is a founding member and co-Artistic Producer of Upintheair Theatre, a BFA graduate of University of Victoria, an actor, director, and creator, specializing in new play creation and physical theatre and is the co-producer of rEvolver Theatre Festival. As the co-owner of Brandywine Bartending School he is an active member of the Canadian Professional Bartending Association, a competitive cocktail maker, head instructor, and corporate team building workshop leader. Dave continually pushes the boundaries of traditional theatre and performance by allowing audiences to experience their art in new and innovative ways... Read More →
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Mily Mumford

Mily Mumford is a scientist and IT minion by day and a playwright/director/performer/designer by night. She is originally from Victoria BC, but happy to call Vancouver her new home. Mumford has had her plays produced with companies across BC such as Theatre Skam, Puente Theatre, Intrepid Theatre, Delinquent Theatre, Little Mountain Lion Productions, Atomic Vaudeville, The Firehall Arts Centre, and The Only Animal. Mumford was a playwright-in-residence with Delinquent Theatre with her... Read More →


Sunday October 29, 2017 14:30 - 15:20
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