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Friday, May 20
 

5:00pm

Costume Construction Sharing Circle – PART 1
Let’s talk about ideas for costumes of all kinds, Hall costumes to Competition there is a wide range  of possibilities. Bring a sketch pad, a note book (electronic or paper) you won’t want to forget what gives you inspiration.

Friday May 20, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

5:00pm

New to Keycon? n00b Panel!
First time at Keycon or haven't been in a while? Come to the Keycon n00b panel where we go through the basics of the Keycon experience! We'll talk about what to expect from Keycon and the Keycon community so that new folks can get a feeling of what to expect from the convention. Hope to see you there!

Speakers

Friday May 20, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

5:00pm

How to Pitch to an Editor or Publisher Discussion
How to pitch to an editor or publisher. Laurie Smith speaks with GoH Editor Karl Johanson

Speakers
avatar for KarlJohanson

KarlJohanson

Editor, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
Karl Johanson is the editor of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, which has won two Aurora Awards, and a former editor of the four time Aurora winning magazine Under the Ozone Hole. Karl’s publication credits include work in On Spec magazine, Sci Phi Journal, Monday Magazine, Perihelion, Stitches: The Magazine of Medical Humor, Polar Borealis, and the anthology Here Be Monsters: 7. As a writer / designer / tester of computer games, Karl... Read More →
avatar for Laurie E. Smith

Laurie E. Smith

I've been in the commercial art biz for over twenty years, mostly as a comic book colorist (for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Topps, Phil Foglio, and NBM/Papercutz, among others). I also create fine art, write both professionally and recreationally, and take part in voice acting and audio book narration projects. I look forward to meeting you all at Winnipeg's finest sci-fi and fantasy convention!


Friday May 20, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

5:00pm

JimCon Presents: Open Table Top Gaming ------ GEEKS PRO Present: 24 Hour Smash Bros. Gaming (Wii U)
Once again the great folks from JimCon will be putting on a lavish spread of gaming goodness in the Terrace Room West on the 13th Floor. Board games, role playing and miniature gaming can all be found here and the selection of things to try is not to be believed!

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GEEKS PRO is once again sharing space in the no–man’s land between Terrace West and Terrace East. Here is where you will find multiple electronic gaming stations loaded up with the Wii U’s hit game Smash Bros. Come on down day or night and battle it out with your friends or make new ones while having a smashing good time. 

Friday May 20, 2016 5:00pm - Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00am
~Terrace West Terrace Level (T)

6:00pm

Good/ Bad/ Ugly: From the Comic Page to Visual Media
A discussion on the good, the bad, and the ugly of comic book to movies/tv. This past few years have given us some gems as well as some real stinkers. Let's discuss these along with some of the attempts that happened long before Marvel hitting the jackpot.

Speakers

Friday May 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ambassador D 12th Floor

6:00pm

Building a World for your story - Part 1
The GoHs present their methods and ideas about world creation from the view point of short story to working within established universes to editing work.

Speakers
avatar for KarlJohanson

KarlJohanson

Editor, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
Karl Johanson is the editor of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, which has won two Aurora Awards, and a former editor of the four time Aurora winning magazine Under the Ozone Hole. Karl’s publication credits include work in On Spec magazine, Sci Phi Journal, Monday Magazine, Perihelion, Stitches: The Magazine of Medical Humor, Polar Borealis, and the anthology Here Be Monsters: 7. As a writer / designer / tester of computer games, Karl... Read More →


Friday May 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ambassador H 12th Floor

6:00pm

BioWare Roundtable Discussion
Back again for all fans of BioWare’s amazing games: Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Knights of The Old Republic, and Baldur's Gate is the panel where you can talk about: who are your favourite characters, what are some of the plot twists you loved in the games and what would you like to see in the latest addition of the Mass Effect series: Andromeda?

Speakers

Friday May 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

6:00pm

Artshow
Friday May 20, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
~Ambassador A - West 11th Floor

6:00pm

Dealer's Room Opens at 6pm
Friday May 20, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
~Ambassador A - East 11th Floor

6:00pm

Pinball - Tournament
Join us for some exciting pinball action as we play the games you, the Keycon Membership, voted for online! Star Trek: TNG, Jurassic Park, The Addams Family and more! We are running all weekend long!

Speakers

Friday May 20, 2016 6:00pm - Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00am
~Ambassador E Terrace Level (T)

7:00pm

KEYCON 33 Opening Ceremonies
Opening Ceremonies is the kick–off for the weekend. We have one of the most unique, creative, and entertaining of all the conventions that our GoHs’ have attended.Come and meet the Guests and find out what makes Keycon’s Opening Ceremonies so special.


Friday May 20, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

8:00pm

Ice Breaker
Immediately following Opening Ceremonies our traditional Icebreaker – an informal mixer for attendees to meet the Guests of Honour as the Guests help to serve up two flavours of Manitoba’s Favourite Frozen Beverage - Slushies! This is a no-cost event for all Keycon members. This is your first chance to mix, mingle and get a feel for this year’s Keycon.


Friday May 20, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

9:00pm

HMS Peregrine info session
Come find out about the HMS Peregrine and the TRMN (The Royal Manticoran Navy) the fun things we do all year long and how you can get involved.


Friday May 20, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

9:00pm

Keycon's Got Talent! Come out and share
Keycon presents the first ever “Keycon’s Got Talent” show. Members are invited to show off an act or talent before a live audience. The talent could be musical, spoken word, or something completely different but keep the costumes for the Masquerade. Participants will have four (4) minutes to demonstrate their G or PG rated talent. 

Pre-register on line by e-mailing webmaster2016@keycon.org by 6pm CST on May 18, 2016. At the convention, members can register for Keycon's Got Talent with the Host at the beginning of the talent show.

Speakers

Friday May 20, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

9:00pm

Writing in a circle – PART 1
Each person starts a story by writing one paragraph. Then they pass the pad to the next person in the circle who then reads the pad and writes the next paragraph of the story. This continues until the time is up. Everyone will take home the story they started. Hang on to your story - you will need it for PART 2 of this event.

Friday May 20, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ambassador D 12th Floor

10:00pm

10:00pm

Drop & Draw – Round 1
Artists of all ages are invited to come and draw, chat about techniques, media, and anything artsy and interesting.

Friday May 20, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

10:00pm

CAH! A Cards Against Humanity Game (+18)
Come and join Claudia and LeAmber in an Epic game of Cards Against Humanity. No filter needed. +18 Event – Badging will be in effect. There may be prizes you will have to come to find out.


Friday May 20, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Terrace East Terrace Level (T)

10:00pm

Reading - Round-Robin - ‘The Eye of Argon’ (+18)
Can YOU make it all the way through a page of the worst fantasy novel ever written without breaking down? Past readings of ‘The Eye of Argon’ have produced both tears and screams of mirth, and this year promises to be even better! Come out, read, win prizes — or simply listen as hilarity ensues! (Adults only!)

Speakers
avatar for Laurie E. Smith

Laurie E. Smith

I've been in the commercial art biz for over twenty years, mostly as a comic book colorist (for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Topps, Phil Foglio, and NBM/Papercutz, among others). I also create fine art, write both professionally and recreationally, and take part in voice acting and audio book narration projects. I look forward to meeting you all at Winnipeg's finest sci-fi and fantasy convention!


Friday May 20, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

10:00pm

Working for a cause with your Writing
David Lightfoot is now planning to give the cartoon and comic book heroes their own saga. Come hear about his new anticipated saga, "The Glory of Love”, his Super-Human Martial Brothers, and his philanthropic plans for this series.

Speakers

Friday May 20, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

10:00pm

Open The Mouth of Hell
Reading from Ed Wilson’s book “Open the Mouth of Hell”. 

Speakers

Friday May 20, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

11:00pm

Understanding Furry Fandom – A Perspective (+18)
An overview of Furry Fandom, the fans of talking animal creatures in SciFi, Fantasy and other genres.  Includes the history of the fandom and how it's evolved since the late 1970s, followed by a question and answer segment.  Have your stereotypes confirmed, denied or nuanced! Topics could be +18.

Speakers

Friday May 20, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00am
Ambassador D 12th Floor
 
Saturday, May 21
 

10:00am

Costumers, Cosplay - Dealing with Bullying Online and at Events
How to deal with cosplay bullies is about exactly that. It's time to take a stand on how people treat each other online when we try to share our costumes with others in the same fandom.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Ambassador G 12th Floor

10:00am

CASTING – A Locally Designed Table Top Game Demo
CASTING is a 2 to 5 player card game in which each player becomes a uniquely–styled magic user. Players work through 3 nights (rounds) where they compete against each other in the struggle to acquire necessary components needed for their ritual to harness the energy of the stellar alignment in the heavens above. Do you have what it takes to be the first to cast the spell? Will you steal, attack, and pick through the trash to get what you need? At the end of the third day; if you've cast the most spells, you win.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

10:00am

GoH Author Peter David Talks About His Latest Project(s)
GoH Author Peter David Talks About His Latest Project(s)

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Ambassador C 11th Floor

10:00am

New to Keycon? n00b Panel!
First time at Keycon or haven't been in a while? Come to the Keycon n00b panel where we go through the basics of the Keycon experience! We'll talk about what to expect from Keycon and the Keycon community so that new folks can get a feeling of what to expect from the convention. Hope to see you there!

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Ambassador B 11th Floor

10:00am

JimCon Presents: Open Table Top Gaming ------ GEEKS PRO Present: 24 Hour Smash Bros. Gaming (Wii U)
Once again the great folks from JimCon will be putting on a lavish spread of gaming goodness in the Terrace Room West on the 13th Floor. Board games, role playing and miniature gaming can all be found here and the selection of things to try is not to be believed!

---------------------------

GEEKS PRO is once again sharing space in the no–man’s land between Terrace West and Terrace East. Here is where you will find multiple electronic gaming stations loaded up with the Wii U’s hit game Smash Bros. Come on down day or night and battle it out with your friends or make new ones while having a smashing good time. 

Saturday May 21, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
~Terrace West Terrace Level (T)

10:00am

Artshow
Saturday May 21, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
~Ambassador A - West 11th Floor

10:00am

Dealer's Room is Open
Saturday May 21, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
~Ambassador A - East 11th Floor

10:00am

Pinball - Tournament
Join us for some exciting pinball action as we play the games you, the Keycon Membership, voted for online! Star Trek: TNG, Jurassic Park, The Addams Family and more! We are running all weekend long!

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 10:00am - Sunday May 22, 2016 12:00am
~Ambassador E Terrace Level (T)

11:00am

GoH Artist Lead: Artist Jam
All artists are invited to come on out and work on a joint project making a group style art project. The pieces made during this interactive will be included in the Sunday Art Auction for charity. (Diabetes Association of Canada)

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

11:00am

GoH Author Julie Czerneda Talks about her Latest Project(s)
GoH Author Julie Czerneda talks about her latest book.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

11:00am

GoH Editor Presents: What is a magazine editor looking for? for?
Karl Johanson’s take and experience as a magazine editor.

Speakers
avatar for KarlJohanson

KarlJohanson

Editor, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
Karl Johanson is the editor of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, which has won two Aurora Awards, and a former editor of the four time Aurora winning magazine Under the Ozone Hole. Karl’s publication credits include work in On Spec magazine, Sci Phi Journal, Monday Magazine, Perihelion, Stitches: The Magazine of Medical Humor, Polar Borealis, and the anthology Here Be Monsters: 7. As a writer / designer / tester of computer games, Karl... Read More →


Saturday May 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

11:00am

A Bit of Fun – SciFi Trivia Contest
This is a fun trivia contest on all things Science Fiction! Come and take part or just watch - all welcome!

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

11:00am

Boarding Action with the HMS Peregrine Crew (TRMN)
Your ship is under attack, the enemy has already boarded, and now you have to fight them off. Will your team be able to clear decks? Perhaps instead, you will be the attacker and take over the ship? All that stands between you and success is your skill with nerf. Nerf guns will be provided, along with safety glasses.


Saturday May 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ambassador H 12th Floor

11:00am

Children's Programming – All Ages Welcome!
Come join Mama Kat for some crafting with fun foam, pompoms, popsicle sticks, beads and more!

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 11:00am - 3:00pm
Terrace East Terrace Level (T)

12:00pm

GoH Artist Discussion: SciFi Artwork and Q&A
Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ambassador D 12th Floor

12:00pm

Drop & Draw - Round 2
Artists of all ages are invited to come and draw, chat about techniques, media, and anything artsy and interesting.

Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

12:00pm

Our Favourite Robots Discussion
From Robbie the Robot to Gigolo Joe, and beyond! Come discuss your mechanical faves, 
the portrayal of robots in mass media, and some of the deeper questions beneath it all.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie E. Smith

Laurie E. Smith

I've been in the commercial art biz for over twenty years, mostly as a comic book colorist (for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Topps, Phil Foglio, and NBM/Papercutz, among others). I also create fine art, write both professionally and recreationally, and take part in voice acting and audio book narration projects. I look forward to meeting you all at Winnipeg's finest sci-fi and fantasy convention!


Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

12:00pm

Experimenting with Writers Collaboration
Talking about collaboration with one or more other creative people to complete a project. Whether it is professional or a passion project, collaborative work can be a challenge.

Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

12:00pm

Boarding Action with the HMS Peregrine Crew (TRMN) continues
Last Hour of the exciting Boarding Action with HMS Peregrine crew: Cliff Stornel (CO) and Pierre Leblond (Gunnery Officer)


Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ambassador H 12th Floor

12:00pm

TREK-SPERTS – Are You One?
With Trek’s Fiftieth Anniversary this year, as well as the release of the 13th feature film Star Trek Beyond, join our panelists as we discuss the franchise's highs and lows. From TV to Films everything Trek is here.


Saturday May 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

1:00pm

Wear It With Flair!
Wearing your costume and owning it is all about giving empowerment to those who feel they lack the confidence to wear their costumes around a convention or during a competition.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

1:00pm

JimCon: Settlers of Catan Tournament Starts
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GEEKS PRO: Smash Bros. Tournament Registration Opens
Join JimCon and play Settlers of Catan Star Trek: TOS edition. Please arrive a few minutes early to get your seat.

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GEEKS PRO’s Smash Bros. Registration Opens. Please note you must be registered in order to participate.

Saturday May 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
~Terrace West Terrace Level (T)

1:00pm

Star Trek: Where No Quiz Has Gone Before
Join us after our panel celebrating 50 years of Star Trek for a quiz challenge covering those same 50 years! Test your knowledge! Do you know what is Captain Kirk’s favourite food? How many ridges Worf has? The reason Wesley Crusher cries himself to sleep every night? Even don’t feel up to being a contestant, you can observe the proceedings and maybe learn something fun and new about Trek! There will be prizes.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

1:00pm

Copyright and Fan Works
The relationship between copyright law and fan works has become a hot topic in recent years. How does it work? Why don't copyright holders enforce their copyrights more stringently? IS there room for fan works to exist, and even to flourish, in the modern media climate?

Speakers
avatar for Laurie E. Smith

Laurie E. Smith

I've been in the commercial art biz for over twenty years, mostly as a comic book colorist (for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Topps, Phil Foglio, and NBM/Papercutz, among others). I also create fine art, write both professionally and recreationally, and take part in voice acting and audio book narration projects. I look forward to meeting you all at Winnipeg's finest sci-fi and fantasy convention!


Saturday May 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ambassador D 12th Floor

1:00pm

WINSFA Annual General Meeting – Open to all Keycon Members
All are welcome to attend WINSFA’s AGM and hear about the past year and election from the floor of two new Senators (volunteers) to the WINSFA Senate.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

2:00pm

Drop & Draw - Round 3
Artists of all ages are invited to come and draw, chat about techniques, media, and anything artsy and interesting.

Saturday May 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

2:00pm

Costume Construction Sharing Circle – PART 2
Let’s talk about ideas for costumes of all kinds, Hall costumes to Competition there is a wide range  of possibilities. Bring a sketch pad, a note book (electronic or paper) you won’t want to forget what gives you inspiration.

Saturday May 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

2:00pm

JimCon: Settlers of Catan Tournament Continues ------ 
GEEKS PRO: Smash Bros. Tournament Registration Closes
Join JimCon and play Settlers of Catan Star Trek: TOS edition. Continues



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GEEKS PRO’s Smash Bros. Registration Closes and the Tournament STARTS.
Please note you have been registered in order to participate.

Saturday May 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
~Terrace West Terrace Level (T)

2:00pm

Fan Works v. Original Work
Fan works are often perceived as "lesser" than original works, or mere imitations, but many fan creators put genuine blood, sweat and tears into their creative projects. Can fan works achieve genuine artistic merit or do they deserve their sometimes unsavoury reputation?

Speakers
avatar for Laurie E. Smith

Laurie E. Smith

I've been in the commercial art biz for over twenty years, mostly as a comic book colorist (for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Topps, Phil Foglio, and NBM/Papercutz, among others). I also create fine art, write both professionally and recreationally, and take part in voice acting and audio book narration projects. I look forward to meeting you all at Winnipeg's finest sci-fi and fantasy convention!


Saturday May 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ambassador D 12th Floor

2:00pm

ROUNDTABLE: Game of Thrones TV Series: Beyond The Books
While we're waiting for GRRM to put out The Winds of Winter, the TV show has carried on. Let's chat about what's happening and how this will fit into GRRM's canon.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

2:00pm

GoH Editor: Up-To-Date In Today’s Science – A discussion on what is new!
Science fiction is starting to become science fact! Karl Johanson will present an cutting edge look at science’s innovations and trends.

Speakers
avatar for KarlJohanson

KarlJohanson

Editor, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
Karl Johanson is the editor of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, which has won two Aurora Awards, and a former editor of the four time Aurora winning magazine Under the Ozone Hole. Karl’s publication credits include work in On Spec magazine, Sci Phi Journal, Monday Magazine, Perihelion, Stitches: The Magazine of Medical Humor, Polar Borealis, and the anthology Here Be Monsters: 7. As a writer / designer / tester of computer games, Karl... Read More →


Saturday May 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ambassador H 12th Floor

3:00pm

GoH Artist Justin Q&A
Joins us in the Centre area of Ambassador A to discuss Justin's work and take your questions. 

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

3:00pm

GoHs Present: Building a World for your Story - PART 2
General discussion of ideas for worlds: environments, politics, mirroring our own experiences.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ambassador H 12th Floor

3:00pm

GoH Author Julie Czerneda: How I wrote it.
Writers have different ways of doing their work. Julie will talk about her methods about developing her projects.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

3:00pm

GoH Editor Blue Pencil - Session 1?
Writers will have a 3 - 5 minute session for GoH Editor Karl Johanson to go over your written work. Please bring in your samples typed/printed on paper for our GoH Editor to go through and make notes for you to review.

Speakers
avatar for KarlJohanson

KarlJohanson

Editor, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
Karl Johanson is the editor of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, which has won two Aurora Awards, and a former editor of the four time Aurora winning magazine Under the Ozone Hole. Karl’s publication credits include work in On Spec magazine, Sci Phi Journal, Monday Magazine, Perihelion, Stitches: The Magazine of Medical Humor, Polar Borealis, and the anthology Here Be Monsters: 7. As a writer / designer / tester of computer games, Karl... Read More →


Saturday May 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

3:00pm

Writing In A Circle – PART 2
You will need your story from PART 1 of this event. Now you become the editor and discuss what was written. 

Saturday May 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ambassador D 12th Floor

3:00pm

Book Collecting 201
Follow-up to last year’s Book Collecting: Course 101. This year’s topics concerning book collecting: Is it a collection or an accumulation?, focusing your collection, identifying a first run publication, a first edition, and a first printing. Additional subjects: basic health care for books,; shelving and storage, & efficient use of shelf space. Q&A throughout.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

3:00pm

JimCon Presents: Open Table Top Gaming ------ GEEKS PRO Present: 24 Hour Smash Bros. Gaming
JimCon Presents: Open Table Top Gaming

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GEEKS PRO Present: 24 Hour Smash Bros. Gaming

Saturday May 21, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
~Terrace West Terrace Level (T)

3:00pm

Children’s Programming – All Ages Welcome! - Special Activity: T-SHIRT PAINTING
Come on down and join Mama Kat in painting your very own t-shirt! This is a 2 hour block of time with a small cost of $5.00 per shirt. Payments must be made before you can start your project. It is recommending that you bring a clothes hanger for your wet t-shirt to travel home on.

Saturday May 21, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Terrace East Terrace Level (T)

4:00pm

Drop & Draw - Round 4
Artists of all ages are invited to come and draw, chat about techniques, media, and anything artsy and interesting.

Saturday May 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

4:00pm

MARS! What is new in discoveries and plans that are in the works.
What is going on with space exploration? From SpaceX successfully recovering a reusable rocket to Blue Origin demonstrated a suborbital rocket. Missing probes and Deep Space Habitats for mankind on the moon or Mars; all the updates in the world surround real-life space exploration and innovation.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

4:00pm

READING: The Mermaid’s Tale
Den Valdron, short story writer and novelist, author of the upcoming fantasy novel, the Mermaid's Tale, an epic fantasy about an Orc hunting a serial killer through a multi-racial city of goblins, dwarves and giants.  Readings from the world of the Mermaid's Tale and related short stories.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

4:00pm

5:00pm

Fine Art v. Commercial Art
Join Susan Ramsay-Brechmann and Laurie E. Smith for a lively debate the differences between these types of art. Is fine art automatically ‘better’ than commercial art? Are commercial artists just cash registers with a paintbrush? Why is there such a perceived divide between ‘fine’ and ‘commercial’ art — and does common ground exist?

Speakers
avatar for Laurie E. Smith

Laurie E. Smith

I've been in the commercial art biz for over twenty years, mostly as a comic book colorist (for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Topps, Phil Foglio, and NBM/Papercutz, among others). I also create fine art, write both professionally and recreationally, and take part in voice acting and audio book narration projects. I look forward to meeting you all at Winnipeg's finest sci-fi and fantasy convention!


Saturday May 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

5:00pm

GoH Author Presents: How I Wrote It by Peter David
Peter David will take you through the process he used in writing his last book. It’s a fascinating intimate look into a writer’s mind.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ambassador H 12th Floor

5:00pm

DOCTOR WHO: The Unauthorized Stories
An entertaining look into unknown corners of the Whoniverse, exploring the best unauthorized Doctor Who videos. Hidden gems include: a animated recreation of the lost 1993 Dark Dimension, recordings of Doctor Who stage plays starring Colin Baker and Jon Pertwee, the first appearance of the Brigadier's daughter: Kate Stewart. Hear about the female Doctor, the Booth Doctor and the Scovell Doctor.  Many of these productions approach BBC quality, and offer a new perspective on the history of the show.  

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

5:00pm

JimCon Presents: Open Table Top Gaming ------ GEEKS PRO Present: 24 Hour Smash Bros. Gaming (Wii U)
Once again the great folks from JimCon will be putting on a lavish spread of gaming goodness in the Terrace Room West on the 13th Floor. Board games, role playing and miniature gaming can all be found here and the selection of things to try is not to be believed!

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GEEKS PRO is once again sharing space in the no–man’s land between Terrace West and Terrace East. Here is where you will find multiple electronic gaming stations loaded up with the Wii U’s hit game Smash Bros. Come on down day or night and battle it out with your friends or make new ones while having a smashing good time. 

Saturday May 21, 2016 5:00pm - Sunday May 22, 2016 12:00am
~Terrace West Terrace Level (T)

5:45pm

The Masquerade DOORS OPEN at 5:45 PM
Get ready for The Masquerade! Doors open at 5:45 PM.

Saturday May 21, 2016 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

6:00pm

Drop & Draw - Round 5
Artists of all ages are invited to come and draw, chat about techniques, media, and anything artsy and interesting.

Saturday May 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

6:00pm

The Masquerade
Join us in celebrating this year’s participants in The Masquerade. 

Saturday May 21, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

7:00pm

GoH Editor: Blue Pencil Session 2
Writers will have a 3 - 5 minute session for GoH Editor Karl Johanson to go over your written work. Please bring in your samples typed/printed on paper for our GoH Editor to go through and make notes for you to review.

Speakers
avatar for KarlJohanson

KarlJohanson

Editor, Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
Karl Johanson is the editor of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, which has won two Aurora Awards, and a former editor of the four time Aurora winning magazine Under the Ozone Hole. Karl’s publication credits include work in On Spec magazine, Sci Phi Journal, Monday Magazine, Perihelion, Stitches: The Magazine of Medical Humor, Polar Borealis, and the anthology Here Be Monsters: 7. As a writer / designer / tester of computer games, Karl... Read More →


Saturday May 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

7:00pm

READING: David Lightfoot’s work
Join David Lightfoot as he reads from his body of works. Q&A session to follow.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ambassador D 12th Floor

8:00pm

GoH Artist Justin Currie Open Discussion
Talk art with Justin Currie

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

8:00pm

Event Overflow
Limited Capacity full

Saturday May 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ambassador D 12th Floor

8:00pm

Room Flip
Limited Capacity full

Saturday May 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

8:00pm

8:00pm

9:00pm

The Social Dance
Keycon’s Saturday night Social features music, dancing, Cash Bar (alcohol service) and a late night snack. Note: please be prepared to present your Keycon Badge at the door and have valid Photo ID for the Cash Bar.

Speakers

Saturday May 21, 2016 9:00pm - Sunday May 22, 2016 2:00am
Ambassador B 11th Floor

10:00pm

“My Immortal' Live Round-Robin Reading (+18)
Are YOU strong enough to read an entire page of truly horrible fan fiction out loud without bursting into laughter? (Hint: It's not as easy as it sounds!) Tonight’s godawful fanfic classic is: “My Immortal”. Come out, read, win prizes — or simply listen as hilarity ensues! (Adults only!)

Speakers
avatar for Laurie E. Smith

Laurie E. Smith

I've been in the commercial art biz for over twenty years, mostly as a comic book colorist (for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Topps, Phil Foglio, and NBM/Papercutz, among others). I also create fine art, write both professionally and recreationally, and take part in voice acting and audio book narration projects. I look forward to meeting you all at Winnipeg's finest sci-fi and fantasy convention!


Saturday May 21, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor
 
Sunday, May 22
 

10:00am

Drop & Draw - Round 6
Artists of all ages are invited to come and draw, chat about techniques, media, and anything artsy and interesting.

Sunday May 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

10:00am

Writers discussion
Sunday May 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Ambassador G 12th Floor

10:00am

Artshow - Closes at noon to prepare for the Art Auction
No More Bids Accepted as the Art Show closes for the up coming Art Show Auction at 1:00pm. Stick around and join the fun.

Sunday May 22, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
~Ambassador A - West 11th Floor

10:00am

JimCon Presents: Open Table Top Gaming ------ GEEKS PRO Present: 24 Hour Smash Bros. Gaming (Wii U)
Once again the great folks from JimCon will be putting on a lavish spread of gaming goodness in the Terrace Room West on the 13th Floor. Board games, role playing and miniature gaming can all be found here and the selection of things to try is not to be believed!

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GEEKS PRO is once again sharing space in the no–man’s land between Terrace West and Terrace East. Here is where you will find multiple electronic gaming stations loaded up with the Wii U’s hit game Smash Bros. Come on down day or night and battle it out with your friends or make new ones while having a smashing good time. 

Sunday May 22, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
~Terrace West Terrace Level (T)

10:00am

Dealer's Room is Open
Sunday May 22, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
~Ambassador A - East 11th Floor

10:00am

Pinball - Tournament
Join us for some exciting pinball action as we play the games you, the Keycon Membership, voted for online! Star Trek: TNG, Jurassic Park, The Addams Family and more! We are running all weekend long!

Speakers

Sunday May 22, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
~Ambassador E Terrace Level (T)

11:00am

GoH Artist Justin Currie Discusses SciFi Art
Justin Currie discusses Science Fiction artwork. 

Sunday May 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

11:00am

Children’s Programming – All Ages Welcome!
Come join Mama Kat for some crafting with fun foam, pompoms, popsicle sticks, beads and more!

Speakers

Sunday May 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Terrace East Terrace Level (T)

11:00am

Writing In A Circle – PART 3
Bring your edited story from PART 2 and read it out loud to the group. You are now an author and are having your own reading of your work. Have fun and enjoy the stories that you helped create.

Sunday May 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ambassador D 12th Floor

11:00am

A.I. - Tragically Flawed or SciFi Classic?
Or is it both? This Spielberg/Kubrick fusion incorporates multiple levels of almost hallucinatory symbolism, and is a film that tends to polarize viewers into ‘love it’ and ‘hate it’ camps. Let's explore its themes and symbols, and journey together to ‘the place where dreams are born’.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie E. Smith

Laurie E. Smith

I've been in the commercial art biz for over twenty years, mostly as a comic book colorist (for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Topps, Phil Foglio, and NBM/Papercutz, among others). I also create fine art, write both professionally and recreationally, and take part in voice acting and audio book narration projects. I look forward to meeting you all at Winnipeg's finest sci-fi and fantasy convention!


Sunday May 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

12:00pm

JimCon Presents: Open Table Top Gaming
 ------ GEEKS PRO: Amiibo Smash Bros. Tournament Registration Opens
GEEKS PRO’s Amiibo Smash Bros. Tournament Registration Opens Please note you have to be registered in order to participate.

Sunday May 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
~Terrace West Terrace Level (T)

12:00pm

Children’s Programming – All Ages Welcome! - Dreamcatchers!
Dreamcatchers! Come on by and make your own Dreamcatcher to take home and keep your dreams happy!

Sunday May 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Terrace East Terrace Level (T)

12:00pm

Fan Fiction Sharing Circle
Come on out and read aloud a short (750 words or less and rated up to soft R) piece of your own fan fiction, followed by comments about your work (if you wish) from others in the reading circle. If you've never experienced an in-person feedback group, this is a great opportunity to meet other writers and both give and receive critique.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie E. Smith

Laurie E. Smith

I've been in the commercial art biz for over twenty years, mostly as a comic book colorist (for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Topps, Phil Foglio, and NBM/Papercutz, among others). I also create fine art, write both professionally and recreationally, and take part in voice acting and audio book narration projects. I look forward to meeting you all at Winnipeg's finest sci-fi and fantasy convention!


Sunday May 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ambassador D 12th Floor

12:00pm

ROUNDTABLE: Star Wars - The Sequel Trilogy and Anthology Series
The Force Awakens came out at the end of last year, and was release to the home market not very long ago. Rogue One is scheduled for release at the end of this year. Has Disney kept the spirit of the "original three"? What are your thoughts on coming Anthology?

Speakers

Sunday May 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

12:00pm

ROUNDTABLE: Is self-publishing e-books “good enough”?
Discussion with writers; new and aspiring, about self-publishing and e-books as a valid platform for your work.

Speakers

Sunday May 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

1:00pm

JimCon Presents: Open Table Top Gaming
 ------ GEEKS PRO: Amiibo Smash Bros. Tournament Registration CLOSES and the TOURNAMENT STARTS
GEEKS PRO’s Amiibo Smash Bros. Tournament STARTS. Please note you have registered in advance in order to participate.

Sunday May 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
~Terrace West Terrace Level (T)

1:00pm

Art Show Auction
All pieces purchased should be picked up today. Please consult the signage at Art Show for time/location of pick up.

Sunday May 22, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ambassador A - Middle 11th Floor

1:00pm

Thompson / Peresky Wedding
Open to friends of the bride and/or groom - come and celebrate the joining of these two long-time fans of Keycon!

Sunday May 22, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

1:00pm

Children’s Programming – All Ages Welcome!
Come join Mama Kat for some crafting with fun foam, pompoms, popsicle sticks, beads and more!

Speakers

Sunday May 22, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Terrace East Terrace Level (T)

2:00pm

Hurts So Good: Handling rejection in the Creative Industry
Part of being a professional artist is encountering rejection, which can sometimes feel like it's not just a comment on one's abilities, but also a crushing blow to one's core self-worth. Join us for an in-depth discussion about the role of rejection, how to cope with it, and the best strategies for dealing with one's critics.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie E. Smith

Laurie E. Smith

I've been in the commercial art biz for over twenty years, mostly as a comic book colorist (for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Topps, Phil Foglio, and NBM/Papercutz, among others). I also create fine art, write both professionally and recreationally, and take part in voice acting and audio book narration projects. I look forward to meeting you all at Winnipeg's finest sci-fi and fantasy convention!


Sunday May 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

2:00pm

ROUNDTABLE: Walking Dead / Fear the Walking Dead
"If Daryl dies, we riot." Season 6 left us unsure who felt the wrath of Lucille... will it follow the comic books or will they go in a different direction. At the same time, we've just started to get to know a new group of survivors who are just learning the rules of their new reality. Is the original series still keeping you? Has the new series hooked you yet?

Speakers

Sunday May 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

2:00pm

JimCon Presents: Open Table Top Gaming ------ GEEKS PRO Present: 24 Hour Smash Bros. Gaming (Wii U)
Once again the great folks from JimCon will be putting on a lavish spread of gaming goodness in the Terrace Room West on the 13th Floor. Board games, role playing and miniature gaming can all be found here and the selection of things to try is not to be believed!

---------------------------

GEEKS PRO is once again sharing space in the no–man’s land between Terrace West and Terrace East. Here is where you will find multiple electronic gaming stations loaded up with the Wii U’s hit game Smash Bros. Come on down day or night and battle it out with your friends or make new ones while having a smashing good time. 

Sunday May 22, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
~Terrace West Terrace Level (T)

3:00pm

Guilty Pleasure Pairings in Fan Fiction
You know what we mean… the stuff you love to read, but don't necessarily want to admit to reading! Well, here's your chance to chat about your guilty pleasure pairings with sympathetic fellow sufferers. (What's my own secret shame? You'll have to attend the panel to find out!)

Speakers
avatar for Laurie E. Smith

Laurie E. Smith

I've been in the commercial art biz for over twenty years, mostly as a comic book colorist (for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Topps, Phil Foglio, and NBM/Papercutz, among others). I also create fine art, write both professionally and recreationally, and take part in voice acting and audio book narration projects. I look forward to meeting you all at Winnipeg's finest sci-fi and fantasy convention!


Sunday May 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ambassador G 12th Floor

3:00pm

Event Overflow
Limited Capacity full

Sunday May 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

4:00pm

KEYCON 33 Closing Ceremonies
It’s time to say goodbye. This is last official programming item of the convention.


Sunday May 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

5:00pm

KEYCON 33 Feedback Session
Come by and participate in this open town hall meeting handing out bouquets and helpful suggestions for future conventions.


Sunday May 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ambassador C 11th Floor

5:00pm

Room Flip
Limited Capacity full

Sunday May 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

6:00pm

The Dinner
This is the last chance to visit, mingle, socialize and be together at this convention. Join us for this final Keycon 33 Extravaganza. Cash Bar - have valid Photo ID for alcohol beverage purchases.

Sunday May 22, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor

10:00pm

Sing Along
Come end your convention with some musical fun. Exact lineup to be announced. 
Dr. Horrible and more are planned.

Sunday May 22, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Ambassador B 11th Floor