Author: Tonya

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WhimsyCon 2018

Itinerary for Tonya L. De Marco

Steampunk 101 Mesa Verde B – Fri Mar 2 5:30pm – 6:20pm. 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 7:00pm – 7:50pm. 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 8:00pm – 8:50pm. 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 9:00pm – 9:50pm. 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 9:00am – 9:50am. 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 2:00pm – 2:50pm. 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 5:30pm – 6:30pm. 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 7:00pm – 7:50pm. Many of our authors will be available to sell their books, provide autographs, and visit with fans. A.M. Burns, Aaron Michael Ritchey, Guy Anthony De Marco, 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

Tonya Says…

StarFest 4/2017 

My panel listing is as follows:

Friday, April 21

9:00pm Panel Room 2

Diversity and Putting the Punk in Steampunk:

The 1800’s happened everywhere, not just in upper-class Britain. Come explore ways you can add diversity to your steampunk stories and costumes, and chat about what ‘punk’ really means in Steampunk. With Peter Wacks, Sam Knight, Tonya DeMarco, Carolyn Fritz and Chaz Kemp.

Saturday, April 22

8:30am Panel Room 2

Supporting Casts and Creatures:

Let’s hear it for the bit part players! It’s not enough to write compelling heroes. No, you need a cast of sidekics, monsters, fools, mentors and mirrors. How to chose the right supporting characters to help (or hinder) the star! With James Hunter, Kal Spriggs, Tonya DeMarco, Amity Green and Scott Beckman.

7:00pm Panel Room 3

Steampunk Character Creation:

Have you ever wondered how authors come up with characters? Not everyone’s lucky enough to have a crazy Uncle Ned or Cousin Betty to base one on. Come hang out, and help us develop a spunky Steampunk character in this interactive panel. With Tonya DeMarco, Sam Knight, Chaz Kemp and Carolyn Fritz.

Sunday, April 23

12:30pm Panel Room 3

Villains, Masterminds and Ne'er-do-wells:

Time to give the bad guys (and wicked ladies) their due! A hero is only as good as the obstacle in front of them. How does one make the antagonist powerful enough to challenge the protagonist without going too far? Dance with the devil in the pale moonlight courtesy of Kal Spriggs, David Boop, Tonya DeMarco, Scott Beckman and Peter J. Wacks.

2:30pm Panel Room 3

Why Do I Need an Editor? (The Self-pub/ Indie panel):

Self editing. We all think we can do it. But should we? What tricks does the writer mind play on us? For the writer striking out (mostly) on your own, this is the panel you need before you post that short story, chapter sample, or book! With Rebecca Moesta, Betsy Dornbusch, Tonya DeMarco, Scott Beckman and Sam Knight.

Tonya Says…

Archon 40 10/2016 Panel Schedule

Panel Schedule is as follows:
Tonya L. De Marco Fri 12:00 PM GC Marquette B A Rose By Any Other Name: Naming Your Characters

Tonya L. De Marco Fri 2:00 PM GC Mississippian From Concept to Costume

Tonya L. De Marco Fri 3:00 PM GC Marquette A Our Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Classics

Tonya L. De Marco Fri 9:00 PM GC Marquette B Turning Up the Heat: Writing Adult Content (21+)

Tonya L. De Marco Sat 11:00 AM GC Illini A Modesty in Cosplay

Tonya L. De Marco Sat 1:00 PM GC Illini A Cosplay is Not Consent (M)

Tonya Says…

Archon schedule

Panel Schedule is as follows:

Tonya L. De Marco Fri 12:00 PM GC Marquette B A Rose By Any Other Name: Naming Your Characters

Tonya L. De Marco Fri 2:00 PM GC Mississippian From Concept to Costume

Tonya L. De Marco Fri 3:00 PM GC Marquette A Our Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Classics

Tonya L. De Marco Fri 9:00 PM GC Marquette B Turning Up the Heat: Writing Adult Content (21+)

Tonya L. De Marco Sat 11:00 AM GC Illini A Modesty in Cosplay

Tonya L. De Marco Sat 1:00 PM GC Illini A Cosplay is Not Consent (M)

De Marco

Fri

1:00 PM

GC

Mississippian

Harassment in Fandom

Guy Anthony De Marco

Fri

4:00 PM

GC

Marquette B

I.C. Wiener: Selecting a Pseudonym

Guy Anthony De Marco

Fri

9:00 PM

GC

Marquette B

Turning Up the Heat: Writing Adult Content (21+)

Guy Anthony De Marco

Sat

1:00 PM

GC

Marquette B

Mastering Story Conflict

Guy Anthony De Marco

Sat

4:00 PM

GC

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Tonya Says…

StarFest 2017

 Friday April 21

9:00pm Panel Room 2

 Diversity and Putting the Punk in Steampunk:

The 1800’s happened everywhere, not just in upper-class Britain. Come explore ways you can add diversity to your steampunk stories and costumes, and chat about what ‘punk’ really means in Steampunk.  With Peter Wacks, Sam Knight, Tonya DeMarco, Carolyn Fritz and Chaz Kemp.

 

Saturday, April 22

 

8:30am Panel Room 2

 Supporting Casts and Creatures:

Let’s hear it for the bit part players! It’s not enough to write compelling heroes. No, you need a cast of sidekics, monsters, fools, mentors and mirrors. How to chose the right supporting characters to help (or hinder) the star! With James Hunter, Kal Spriggs, Tonya DeMarco, Amity Green and Scott Beckman.

7:00pm Panel Room 3

 Steampunk Character Creation:

Have you ever wondered how authors come up with characters? Not everyone’s lucky enough to have a crazy Uncle Ned or Cousin Betty to base one on. Come hang out, and help us develop a spunky Steampunk character in this interactive panel. With Tonya DeMarco, Sam Knight, Chaz Kemp and Carolyn Fritz.

 

Sunday, April 23

 

12:30pm Panel Room 3

 Villains, Masterminds and Ne’er-do-wells:

Time to give the bad guys (and wicked ladies) their due! A hero is only as good as the obstacle in front of them. How does one make the antagonist powerful enough to challenge the protagonist without going too far? Dance with the devil in the pale moonlight courtesy of Kal Spriggs, David Boop, Tonya DeMarco, Scott Beckman and Peter J. Wacks.

2:30pm Panel Room 3

 Why Do I Need an Editor? (The Self-pub/ Indie panel):

Self editing. We all think we can do it. But should we? What tricks does the writer mind play on us? For the writer striking out (mostly) on your own, this is the panel you need before you post that short story, chapter sample, or book! With Rebecca Moesta, Betsy Dornbusch, Tonya DeMarco, Scott Beckman and Sam Knight. 

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Tonya Says…

The close to final panel schedule has been announced!!! FearCon 2017

Friday 1-2PM Dungeon Crawlers Live – Old Horror Movies vs. the New Remakes

Moderator – Daniel Swensen

Panelist – Vairin Wall 

Panelist – Scott Silver 

Panelist – McKenzey Dain

Panelist – McKay Martin

Friday 2-3PM Horror – The Art of Scaring People in Film and Books

Moderator – Jason Anderson 

Panelist – Robert J. Defendi  

Panelist – Jenni FooFoo 

Panelist – Tonya L. De Marco 

Panelist – JC Carter  

 

Friday 3-4PM Ghost Vlogs Season 1 and 2

Moderator – Mariel Pabst 

Panelist – Paul Welch

Panelist – JD Allen

Panelist – Chris Bonnett

Panelist – Super Fan

Friday 5-6 PM Foam A Haunters Favorite Building Material 

Teacher – Roger Hayes 

Friday 4-5 PM Haunt attractions that are actually haunted

Speaker: Brian Clune 

 

Friday 6-7PM Spooky World Building

Speaker – Valerie Gardner 

Friday 7-8PM Choose Your Own Apocalypse Panel Game Horror Edition

Moderator – Daniel Swenson 

Panelist – Jason King

Panelist – Holli Anderson

Panelist – James Wymore

Panelist – Scott Silver

Friday 8-9PM The Victorian Culture of Death

Speaker – Bobbie Berendson W. 

Saturday 1-2PM Effective Home Haunting on a Budget

Teacher – Roger Hayes 

Saturday 2-3PM Upcycled Art Oddities

Teacher – Jenni FooFoo 

Saturday 3-4PM Vintage Horror – Discussing the coming of age of horror

Moderator – Jason Anderson 

Panelist – Robert J. Defendi

Panelist – Jenni FooFoo 

Panelist – Tonya L. De Marco 

Saturday 4-5PM King of all Monsters

King of all Monsters

Come join us as we discuss who the king of all monsters is from Dracula, to Frankenstein’s monster, to to Kaiju. Come find out who our panelists believe should be crown the King of all Monsters.

 

Saturday 5-6PM Ghost Vlogs Season 1 and 2

Moderator – Mariel Pabst 

Panelist – Paul Welch

Panelist – JD Allen

Panelist – Chris Bonnett

Panelist – Super Fans

Saturday 6-7PM Weapons and the part they play in life, history, legends.

Speaker – David Belt 

Saturday 7-8PM Peace Love Kambo

Speaker – Juls Broadhead-Miller 

Saturady 8-9PM Beyond Cthulu– the Bestiary of HP Lovecraft

Speaker – Bobbie Berendson W.

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