2016 Panel, Workshop and Event Schedule

For descriptions of panels and workshops, please be sure to visit our 2016 Panel and Workshop Description Page

Special Note: there will be a few additions to the schedule leading up to the event so be sure to check back.

Workshop Signups:  Panels do not require advance signups but the workshops have limited space and can be signed up for by all who have registered for Imaginarium 2016 by visiting our Workshop Signup Form  Signups continue on a first-come, first-serve basis until room capacity is filled.

Friday Schedule Grid With Room Names and Times

FRI. – OCT 7
Russell Shelby Madison Oldham
Workshops Workshops Publishing Mixed Track
3:00:00
Realism in Fiction
4:00:00
Props & Modeling – William Fink
How to do a Book Trailer! – Rebekah McCauliffe
The Author/Editor Relationship
The Cultural Importance of Genre Fiction
5:00:00
Interviewing your Characters – Lynn Tincher
Hydra Publications Pitch Session
Big or Small
Healthy Writing Habits
6:00:00
Audiobooks – Jack Wallen
Book Marketing Basics – Eric Beebe
New Author Boot Camp
Game of Thrones
7:00:00
So You Want to Publish an Audiobook? -Carol Dines
The Business of Being a Writer
Utilizing Local Settings
Social Media 101 – Violet Patterson
8:00:00
The Music and How it Can Enhance your Writing/Creativity – Dave Simms
Submission Etiquette
Creating Your Romantic Lead
FRI. – OCT 7
Perry Hancock Grant
Craft of Writing Mixed Track Mixed Track
3:00:00
Following Your Passion
Documentary 101
4:00:00
Devil in the Details
All Those “Tags”!
Writing a Memoir
5:00:00
Writing Fails
Slow Down, Hot Stuff!
Historical Writing
6:00:00
Beyond the Warrior Looking for Love
Bloody or Creepy?
Myth & Fiction
7:00:00
Writer’s Groups – Yes or No?
LGBTQ issues in Fiction
Diversity in Fiction
8:00:00
Building a Better Bad Guy
Adapting Text to Action
Erotic Literature

Friday Vendor Hall Hours:  3pm to 8pm.

Friday Film Festival Screenings: 4pm to 2am in Elliot Room

Friday Gaming: 3pm to 2 am

Friday Night Special Events:

Opening Ceremonies: 9pm in Trimble Room

Wings of Flight Night of Entertainment:  10pm. in Trimble Room

 

Saturday Schedule and Grid With Room Names

SAT. – OCT 8
Russell Shelby Madison Oldham
Workshops Workshops Publishing Mixed Track
9:00:00
10:00:00
Q&A with Jason Sizemore
The Science of Storytelling – Oz Monroe
Practicing Your Elevator Pitch
Intro to Film Direction
11:00:00
Taking Care of Widows & Orphans – Dave Schroeder
Museitup Pitch Session
Building Your Brand
Writing Middle-Grade Sci-Fi
12:00:00
Marketing & Branding 101 – Lydia Sherrer
Writing with an Emotional Core – Tim Waggoner
Cover Art Crash Course
The “L” Word: How Soon is Too Soon?
1:00:00
Q&A with Brian Keene
Standalone Series in the Age of Cliffhangers
Imposter Syndrome
2:00:00
Hypergraphia with Jack & Jess
Per Bastet Pitch Session
Author Beware
The Psychology of Speculative Fiction
3:00:00
Blood & Love: Writing Paranormal Romance – Jimmy Gillentine & Sela Cersen
DIY Websites
Comic Book Nostalgia
4:00:00
Show, Don’t Just Tell – Michael Knost
Q&A with Elizabeth Bevarly
Dear Author: Don’t Do That!
The Language of Fear
5:00:00
Q&A with Jim C Hines
Accurate Portrayal of Mental Health in Media – Stephanie Kania-Beebe and Doreen Cook
Self-Publishing: You’re Doing Ti Right
Building a Mystery Series
6:00:00
Breaking the Rules – Oz Monroe
Apex Publications Pitch Session
Query Crazy!
The Romantic Formula
7:00:00
Play/Write – Brian J. Hatcher
Myth & Fiction – Michael Williams
Audiobooks
Writing Love Scenes (18+)
SAT. – OCT 8
Perry Hancock Grant
Craft of Writing Mixed Track Mixed Track
9:00:00
10:00:00
It’s a Team Effort!
Writing Characters with Chemistry
Wriite What You Know
11:00:00
Anthologies
How to Fracture a Fairy Tale
Writing RPG Adventures
12:00:00
Research for Dummies
The Zombie Apocalypse
Professional Screenwriting
1:00:00
Breaking the Genre Barrier
“Seasoned” Romance
Marvel Time!
2:00:00
Flash Fiction
The Author’s Marketing Toolkit
The Write Life
3:00:00
Waiting for the Muse
Mental Health & The Artistic Lifestyle
Promotion for Self-Pubbers
4:00:00
Race & Speculative Fiction
Fan Fiction
The First Sale
5:00:00
What’s in a Name?
Magical Realism
The Rise of Sex in YA Fiction
6:00:00
Writing a Series
Horror & Sex
Sick of Superheroes!
7:00:00
Faith in Fiction
Space Opera
Fantasy Subgenre Review

Saturday Vendor Hall Hours:  10 am to 7pm

Saturday Gaming:  9am-3am in Whitley Room

Saturday Film Festival Screenings: 10am to 8pm in Elliot Room

Saturday Special Events:

Hypergraphia with Jack and Jess: 1pm – 2pm in Trimble Room

Awards Banquet: 8:30pm to 10pm  in Trimble Room

Masquerade and Costume Contest: 10pm- late in Trimble Room

 

Sunday Schedule and Grid With Room Names

SUN. – OCT 9
Russell Shelby Madison Oldham
Workshops Workshops Publishing Mixed Track
9:00:00
Church Service
10:00:00
Setting & Maintaining a Writing Schedule – H W Vivian
Evil Jester Pitch Session
Breaking into Freelance Writing
From Bloodbath to Bedroom
11:00:00
Relational Influence – Michael Knost
Seventh Star Press Pitch Session
Social Media Tools & How to Avoid Being One
Page to Screen
12:00:00
Basics of Self-publishing – J.M. Madden
Build a Better Monster – Tim Waggoner
Homonyms, Semi-Colons, & Serial Commas, Oh My!
Film Production
1:00:00
Traditional Vs. Indie
Blogging Crash Course
2:00:00 Brian Keene Reading
Crowdfunding
SUN. – OCT 9
Perry Hancock Grant
Craft of Writing Mixed Track Mixed Track
9:00:00
10:00:00
Emotional Triggers
10 Ways to Fail at Marketing
Video Games as Research Tools
11:00:00
The Plotter’s Crash Course
Folk Horror
Steampunk
12:00:00
Humor in Fiction
Food & Drink in Speculative Fiction
The Gray Line
1:00:00
Bad Boys (and Girls)!
Body & Mind
Podcasting 101
2:00:00
Why YA?
Controversy!

Sunday Vendor Hall Hours:  10 am to 5pm

Sunday Film Festival Screenings: 10am to 3pm in Elliot Room

Sunday Gaming: 9am to 5pm in Whitley Room