Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FantaSci X!

Hey Superfans!
Hard as it is to believe, our annual sci-fi/fantasy convention FantaSci is turning 10 years old this summer!  In honor of this amazing milestone, we've lined up one of our best events yet.  Here are the essential details:

When: Saturday, July 7th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Note: Library closes @ 5:00 p.m. and reopens @ 7:00 p.m. for the evening Fantasmo)

Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA  23322

Schedule of Events:

10:30 a.m. - Horror Films of the 1990's - Presented by: John Kenneth Muir

10:30 a.m. - Tarzan's Zip Code: Where Exactly Did the King of the Jungle Live? - Presented by: Deborah Painter

11:00 a.m. - Lightsaber Demonstration - Presented by: Tidewater Alliance

11:30 a.m. - DC's New 52 & the Phenomena of Comic Reboots: Brilliant Ideas or Total Disasters? - Presented by: Justin Cristelli & Ryan Claringbole

11:30 a.m. - Has Everything Been Done Before? How Writers Can Create New Stories to Keep the Reader Engaged - Presented by: Tony Ruggiero, G. R. Holton & Jim Bernheimer

11:30 a.m. - Why We Love/Hate Star Trek - Presented by: Starfleet Atlantic

1:00 p.m. - Fantasy/Paranormal Fiction Cliches to Avoid: Keeping Things Fresh - Presented by: Daniele Lanzarotta, CW Nash, David Niall Wilson, and JM Lee

1:00 p.m. - A Culinary History of Klingon Food - Presented by: Will Aygarn

1:00 p.m. - Food in Ficton Writing: What are Your Characters Eating and Why Does it Matter? - Presented by: Leona Wisoker, Tony Ruggiero, Ashanti Luke & Elizabeth Blue

2:30 p.m. - Paranormal Investigating for the Writer: Myth & Reality - Presented by: Pamela K. Kinney

2:30 p.m. - Puppet Masters: The Wild, Wonderful World of Puppeteering - Presented by: Elizabeth Pasieczny & Craig T. Adams

2:30 p.m. - Lessons From the World of Self-Publishing - Presented by: Jim Bernheimer, David Niall Wilson & JM Lee

3:30 p.m. - Torres Vs. Zombies - Presented by: Alfredo Torres

3:30 p.m. - Klingon Makeup & Forehead Construction - IKV Devastator

Library closes @ 5:00 p.m. and reopens at 7:00 p.m.  Fantasmo begins at 8:00 p.m. featuring cheesy 80's double-feature of Spacehunter & Metalstorm!

That's the basics on one of our best lineups ever!  You can get full details on guests and participants over at our wonderful fan run site at: (BIG thanks to Marie Bridgeforth for her terrific work on the site!!).  See you all at FantaSci on July 7th!

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