Tonya Says…

My panel schudule is in for Westercon/Malcon!!

Corsets Q&A: Tightlacing, Waist Training, and Myths
Friday, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, The Shire
Jason Henry Evans, Kim May, Tonya L. De Marco, Vonie’ Stillson aka Lady Vo
This panel will answer any and all questions regarding corsets, materials, fit, construction, what to look for when buying, as well as addressing common myths.
Cosplay Excursions and Adventures
Friday, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM, 12th Floor
Melanie Unruh, Amy Griswold, Tonya L. De Marco, Vonie’ Stillson aka Lady Vo
Excursions and Adventures for the Sartorial Exhibitionist. Cosplay isn’t just for conventions; dress up and go out and about. Ideas for venues and activities and advice for avoiding issues.
Creating Multicultural Steampunk Characters
Friday, 8:00 PM-8:50 PM, The Shire
Carolyn Kay, Jessica Lauren Gabarron, Jodi M Franklin, Tonya L. De Marco
Let’s brainstorm a steampunk character that steps outside the normal upper-class British box. Audience participation is welcomed.
Cultivating Your Creative Community
Saturday, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, The Shire
Jessica Lauren Gabarron, Lara Beckwith, Robin Baylor, Tonya L. De Marco
Learn how to find and build safe, creative communities of authors, artists, musicians, and crafters with a spirit of helping one another thrive.
Kaffeeklatsches: Tonya L. De Marco
Friday, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Thunderpass
Tonya L. De Marco
Small group discussion with Tonya L. De Marco. Sessions are limited to the host and a small group of attendees. Bring your own beverage.
Making Heroines Even Better
Saturday, 7:00 PM-7:50 PM, Room of Requirements
Brett J Baker, Carolyn Kay, J.D. Harrison, Kim Klimek, Tonya L. De Marco
Mad Max: Fury Road, the new Ghostbusters, and recent Star Wars films. Strong heroines are appearing in our current media; What did they get right and how could they have done better?
Merging Steampunk and Fantasy
Saturday, 6:00 PM-6:50 PM, The Shire
Carolyn Kay, Guy Anthony De Marco, Tonya L. De Marco
A discussion on laying the ground work for creating a believable world using the elements of both Steampunk and fantasy.

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