Friday

3:00 – 3:45 Meet our Featured Authors: Here’s a great way to meet and learn about our guest authors at the beginning of the weekend. – Melissa Marr, Wendy Froud, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Lish McBride  (Cascade 12)

3:00 – 3:45 Panel: Future of Fantasy Art: digital has become one of the most viable way of publishing art—but what’s next? With platforms like Patreon and Kickstarter making it easier for creators to secure funding, how does this change the way art is made and the common perception of what fantasy art even is? – Amy Brown, Heather Hudson, Stephanie Law, A.M. Sartor, Rebecca Yanoskaya (Cascade 11)

4:00 – 4:45 Youval Kuipers: Viking Combat: Ever wonder is the battles you see on VIKINGS are authentic. Swordmaster and historical combat expert Youval will take you behind the scenes and sort of the fake from the real. (The Realm)

4:00 – 4:45 Panel: Tea Magic and Ritual: Tea is the world’s favorite beverage and it has a long history of ritual, both mundane and sacred. Discover ways to bring the magic of this drink into your world in both simple and powerful ways. – Laume Zekas  (Cascade 12)

5:00 – 6:00 Artist and Author Hang Out: Join us in the Coffee Shop Lounge area for informal conversations with our guest artists & authors.  (Coffee Shop)

Saturday

11:00 – 11:45 Stephanie Law Art Demo: Stephanie Law demonstrates her process for creating watercolors illuminated with gold leaf.  (Cascade 12)

11:00 – 11:45 Ave Rose: come meet one of the 10 contestants on Steampunk’d. Find out how she finds inspiration for her craft and what really makes her tick. (Cascade 11)

12:00 – 12:45 The Art of Rebecca Yanoskaya  (Cascade 11)

12:00 – 12:45 Panel: Inspiration and Motivation: We all dream of making a living doing what we love. How do you make your art profitable without losing your inspiration? Several artists who have managed it talk about choosing a direction that satisfies both needs. – Amy Brown, Heather Hudson, Stephanie Law, A.M. Sartor, Gavin Gray Valentine, Naomi VanDoren  (Cascade 12)

1:00 – 1:45 Showcase: Todd Lockwood- A Look Inside the worlds of EverTide with the best selling Author & Illustrator  (Cascade 11)

1:00 – 1:45 Panel: Varied Expression of Gender in Literature: Who gets to be “nurturing” and who gets to be “brusque” in a fantasy world? Sadly, characterizations in fantasy can sometimes feel very binary. How can gendered clichés be broken to better demonstrate the full breadth of human interaction? How can stories better include trans or genderqueer characters? What books are already doing this? – Melissa Marr, Lish McBride  (Cascade 12)

2:00 – 2:45 Wendy and Toby Froud: Bringing Brian Froud’s sketches to life in 3D – Wendy & Toby share their insights and methods for creating 3D versions of fantasy Master Brian Froud’s amazing faerie creations. (Cascade 11)

2:00 – 2:45 Fred Hill: The Land, Language and Stories  of the Umatilla: Celebrated Native Pacific Northwest storyteller and musician Fred Hill take you inside the language and folklore of his culture and stories.  (Cascade 12)

3:00 – 3:45 Showcase: Terryl Whitlatch: 30 Years of Film Character Design  (Cascade 11)

3:00 – 3:45 Panel: Marketing your Book in a Digital Age: Ebooks now constitute 30% of the book market, with some genres (such as romance) approaching 89%. How do you market these books? What opportunities does digital provide? What’s a reader magnet? And how do keywords make your book more visible? Who needs gatekeepers when you can market your stories directly to your readers? Come find out how our authors navigate the ebook and print markets. –Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Melissa Marr, Lish McBride  (Cascade 12)

4:00 – 4:45 Inside the LABYRINTH: go behind the scenes of the classic Jim Henson film with Wendy & Toby Froud. Learn secrets, ask questions you always wanted to know..!  (Cascade 11)

4:00 – 4:45 Panel: Crafting Memorable Worlds: We love our Medieval, Victorian, and Weird West fantasy, but there are a lot more times and places for magic and other worlds. Our panelists will talk about their favorite authors who went someplace different and what settings require more stories. How can we explore new settings and times while maintaining respect for the people and the cultures that reside there? – Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Melissa Marr, Lish McBride  (Cascade 12)


5:00 – 6:00 Artist and Author Hang Out: Join us in the Coffee Shop Lounge area for informal conversations with our guest artists & authors.  (Coffee Shop)

Sunday

12:00 – 1:00 Panel: From Sketchbook to Final: The Creative Process from Start to Finish – Every artist has their own path from the first idea to the final, finished work. Learn their methods, secret and rituals – you will be surprised by how it happens. – Amy Brown, Heather Hudson, Stephanie Law, A.M. Sartor, Rebecca Yanoskaya  (Cascade 11)

1:00 – 1:45 Panel: Post Festival/Convention Survival: You are inspired from the wing tip to dance shoes by the abundance and creativity of Mythicworld, but all good things must end and we all return to the everyday world. It feels drab. People don’t understand. The colors are all a little less bright. We’ve all been there. Come discuss ways to navigate the post gathering blues and keep the magic alive in your daily life. – Laume Zekas  (Cascade 12)

1:15 – 2:15 Laika: The Magic of Stop Motion Puppetry in Films Featuring Toby Froud: Animator and Director Toby Froud is  your guide to an inside look at one of the most innovative and successful animation studios in the world today. (Cascade 11)

2:30 – 3:30 Panel: The Artists Life: When you’re paid to be creative, it can be hard to leave time and room for personal pursuits. Creatives discuss how to balance personal creative works and paying work with life away from the studio and what they gain from following their passion. – Maxine Miller,  Ave Rose, Gavin Gray Valentine, Naomi VanDoren  (Cascade 11)