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November 17 - November 19
OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979.
This year’s Guests of Honor:
Timothy Zahn | Briana Lawrence (Brichibi Cosplays) and Jessica Walsh (Snow Tigra)
Solovox | David Boop | Sarah Clemens
I will be at Orycon all weekend, and participating in several program items.
|DC vs Marvel||Wenatchee – 166 Parlor||Fri Nov 17 2:00pm-3:00pm||How are they different? Is there a unique aspect or even paradigm for either of them?||Al Beddow, Rob Wynne, Louisa Ark, Barry Deutsch|
|Introduction to Filk and Etiquette in Song Circles||Timberline||Fri Nov 17 3:00pm-4:00pm||What to expect and how to behave at music events. Learn what bardic and chaos mean. Filk classics with sing along choruses may be deployed.||Andrew Ross, Rob Wynne, Linnea Thompson|
|Polyamory||Hayden||Fri Nov 17 10:00pm-11:00pm||This paneled discussion will explore some of the forms that consensually non-monogamous relationships can take, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Solo, partnered, friends-with-benefits, family, tribe, pod, line marriage, open marriage, webs, polyfidelity and more will be covered. Recommended local and national resources will also be addressed.||Theresa Reed, Alaina Ewing, Rob Wynne, Seth Milstein|
|Star Trek: Discovery||Lovejoy||Sat Nov 18 3:00pm-4:00pm||Whoo hoo! Another Star Trek series! It’s been far too long. What do you think? The political messages should be epic…||Rob Wynne, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Jennifer Willis, Curtis C. Chen|
|Star Wars New Canon||White Stag||Sat Nov 18 6:00pm-7:00pm||Legends & New Canon: Where do we stand? What exists in the Lucasfilm sandbox? The new movies, plus, there’s a lot of new Star Wars stories in the books, comics, and even cartoons. It’s an awesome time to be a Star Wars fan!||Amy DuBoff, Jason M. Hough, Rob Wynne, Timothy Zahn|
|Can Movies Capture the Joy of Comics?||Wenatchee – 166 Parlor||Sun Nov 19 11:00am-12:00pm||Guardians of the Galaxy! Avengers! Awesome movies, true, but do they capture what really makes us love comics?||Curtis C. Chen, Rob Wynne, Lee Moyer, Barry Deutsch|