January 10, 2017

My Marscon 2017 Panel Schedule

Friday 5pm – What Makes a Good Narrator or DM? - This panel could be made up of writers and DM’s who could talk with input from all in attendance about how to be a good DM. Panelists: Charlie Stayton, Jason Carney, Travis Sivart

Saturday 12noon – All I need to know I learned from D&D - Panelists discuss how D&D can and has had an impact on their day to day life in the real world. Panelists: Charlie Stayton, Jim Minz, Jason Carney

Saturday 7pm – Fantastic Elves, Dwarves, and Halflings - Powerful, mysterious, sometimes evil, and often magical beings exist in the fantasy realms of Middle Earth, Shannara, Rivia, and other universes. This panel will discuss how races of magical beings, such as elves, dwarves, and halflings, are used differently through these types of fantasy worlds. Panelists: Jason Carney, Monica Marier, Rachel Hixon

Saturday 9pm – Rogues, Rebels, and Rapscallions: Questionable Morals in SciFi & Fantasy - There is something truly captivating about a rogue character. Panelists will dissect some fandom-favorite rebels like the Marquis de Carabas, Han Solo, Captain Tightpants, Kvoth, and more. Panelists: D.J. McGuire, Holly Harding, Jason Carney, Melissa Scott, Emily Leverett

Saturday 11pm – Guilty Pleasures: Enjoying Problematic Media - We all have our favorite fandoms: Arrow, Harry Potter, etc., but what happens when we notice our favorite show, book or movie lacks diversity? This panel is an open discussion about how to continue enjoying our favorite books, television shows, or movies etc., while also confronting the things we find problematic within them. Panelists: Author Charity Ayres, Tabitha Grace Challis, Nicole Jamison, Jason Carney

Sunday 10am – Strong Heroines and Villainesses in Pop Culture - There are many female characters in various series and fandoms. Some are well-rounded and others not so much. Panelists will be discussing topics from personalities to abilities, from Hermione Granger and River Song to Poison Ivy and Lady Deathstrike, and why strong females are important in any world. Panelists: David Lee, Jessica Lee, Holly Harding, Tabitha Grace Challis, Jim Minz, Jason Carney, Emily Leverett

Sunday 11am – Dark Heroes - Not all heroes travel the straight and narrow. Between right and wrong, there can be a great deal of gray area and some of our favorite heroes navigate this gradient terrain. Being a hero is not always easy, and these panelists get to the root of these dark heroes. Panelists: David Lee, Jessica Lee, Aela Lee, D.J. McGuire, Jason Carney, Melissa Scott