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WhimsyCon 2018
Itinerary for Tonya L. De Marco

Steampunk 101 Mesa Verde B Fri Mar 2 5:30:pm – 6:20:pm Steampunk crosses the worlds of literature, costuming, crafting, movies, and more. But what is Steampunk? Where did it start? Why is it called that? A look at the history of the genre and the rising popularity over the past decade. Aaron Michael Ritchey, Chaz Kemp, Kevin Frost, Tonya L. De Marco, Voniè Stillson aka Lady Vo   Modesty in Cosplay Wind River B Fri Mar 2 7:00:pm – 7:50:pm Cosplay doesn't have to mean showing a lot of skin. A discussion on ways to modify your costumes for your comfort level. Amy Griswold, Janet Smith, Tonya L. De Marco   Hall and Stage Costuming Wind River B Fri Mar 2 8:00:pm – 8:50:pm Star of the Stage or Fabulous in the Hallways, each type of costuming has unique challenges and areas where they shine. Come learn more about how to look fabulous in your chosen venue. Erin Card, Tonya L. De Marco   Favorite Heroes and Villains in Steampunk Mesa Verde A Fri Mar 2 9:00:pm – 9:50:pm Who are your favorite heroes and villains in steampunk tv, movies, and literature? Aaron Michael Ritchey, Carolyn Kay, J.A. Campbell, Tonya L. De Marco   Writing Steampunk Mesa Verde B Sat Mar 3 9:00:am – 9:50:am The Steampunk genre doesn't have well defined edges or boundaries. How do you write a Steampunk aka sci-fi, fantasy, punk, futuristic, Victorian story? Kal Spriggs, Mario Acevedo, Terry Kroenung, Tonya L. De Marco   Non-Traditional Materials for Creating Art Wind River A Sat Mar 3 2:00:pm – 2:50:pm Using PVC to make a dragon? Harvesting grape leaves to work as an armature for a sculpture? Using soot from the BBQ to make ink? Many of us use non-traditional materials to make art, come and share the secrets with us all! Ana MacDonell, Tonya L. De Marco   Costume Contest Grand Mesa Ballroom A & B Sat Mar 3 5:30:pm – 6:30:pm Join host Erin Card as entrants show off their fabulous and creative costumes and are judged by our panel of special guests. Erin Card, Jan Scott-Frazier, Kevin Frost, Tonya L. De Marco   Author Mega Autograph Session Grand Mesa Ballroom A & B Sat Mar 3 7:00:pm – 7:50:pm Many of our authors will be available to sell their books, provide autographs, and visit with fans. A.M. Burns, Aaron Michael Ritchey, Carol Van Natta, Carolyn Kay, Ian Brazee-Cannon, Lou J Berger, Mason J. Torall, Mike Cervantes, Paul Lell, Shullamuth Ballinger, Thomas A Fowler, Tonya L. De Marco, Veronica R. Calisto, Vivian Caethe