2017 Panel, Workshop, and Event Schedule

Panel and Workshop Listings, and Event Schedule !


Basic schedule overview

Friday, October 6

3pm to 7pm Panels and Workshops

3pm to 7:30pm Imadjinn Book Fair and Expo

3pm to 2am Gaming

8pm to 9pm Opening Ceremonies

4pm to 7:30pm Imaginarium Independent Film Festival

9:30pm to 2am Imaginarium Independent Film Festival

10pm to Midnight Imaginarium Magic Cabaret Show


Saturday, October 7

10am to 6pm Panels and Workshops

11am to 6:30pm Imaginarum Independent Film Festival

9:30pm to 2am Imaginarium Independent Film Festival

10am to 6pm Imadjinn Book Fair and Expo

9am to 2am Gaming

7:30 pm to 9pm Imaginarium Awards Banquet

9:30pm – Midnight Imaginarium Masquerade Ball and Costume Contest


Sunday, October 8

10am to 4pm Panels and Workshops

10am to 4pm Imadjinn Book Fair and Expo

10am to 2pm Imaginarium Independent Film Festival Award Winner Encore

9am to 5pm Gaming



Core List of Panel Topics for 2017

(More Topics to be added. Does NOT include Workshops yet. Panel descriptions will be added shortly)
Panels are full hour long sessions featuring from 4-6 professionals in a different area discussing the designated topic, and including questions and comments from the audience.
Podcasting for Beginners
Audio Books: A Growing Trend
Producing a Quality Audio Book

Time Management for Creatives
Finding Inspiration For Stories

Dialogue in Writing
Character Development Insights
Driving Your Story With Your Characters
Developing Suspense in All Genres
Putting the Thrill in Thrillers
Fantastic First Lines
Writing Good Action Scenes
Composing in Shorter Formats: Novellas and Short Stories
Plotters Vs. Pantsers: A Discussion on Outlining

Copy and Content in the Editing Phase
Layout and Design Insights
Assembling Awesome Anthologies

Diversity in Fiction

Keeping Fantasy Fresh
Keeping Beloved Monsters Engaging
YA Today
Dissecting the Dystopian
Horror: Prose that Preys
Paranormal Literature
Crossing Genres
Defining Urban Fantasy Today
Releasing the Steam: A Steampunk Forum
Exploring Today’s Universe of Science Fiction
A Discussion of Gothic Fiction
The Cozy Mystery: Don’t Get Too Cozy When Writing One
Mystery Mastery: What’s Expected, and How To Put Your Own Voice On Your Story
Alternative History: The Craft of Writing a “What If” Kind of Story
How to Fracture a Fairy Tale: Encore!

Military Elements in Fiction
LGBTQ Characters in Fiction
The Occult in Literature
Mysticism in Your Manuscript
Putting Religion in Your Writing
Folklore and Fairytales
Keeping Your Humor Humorous
Researching For Your Story
Approaches to Writing a Book Series

Cats in Fiction
Booze and Books
Caffeine and Creativity

Self-Help Writing Forum
Freelance Writing: Getting Gigs That Pay

Writing for Children
The Children’s Book Market Today

Marketing Poetry
The Craft of Writing Poetry

Finding the Right Editor
Finding the Right Artist
Finding the Right Publishing Path
Finding the Right Critique Groups
Red Flags for Wordsmiths

Advice for New Writers
Query Letters and Professional Submissions

Self-Publishing Overview
Life in the Small Press World of Today

Fan Fiction: Pro’s and Con’s

Superheroes and Villains in Writing
Art of Comics and Graphic Novels
Marvel Vs. DC – A Face Off!
Publishing Indie Comics Today
The World of Manga

Game of Thrones: TV vs. Novels
Dr. Who: A Character Overview of the Doctors

Revving Up the Romance
Writing Sizzling Sex Scenes
Electrifying Your Erotica
Romance Publishing Discussion

Kindle, KDP, and Kindle Unlimited
Beyond Kindle: Other eBook Markets

Marketing past Oversaturation
Free Social Media Marketing
The Importance of Networking
Navigating the Blogosphere
Building Your Blog
Debate and Discussion, or Blog Bullying?
Raising Reviews
Building the Brand of You
Book Signing Etiquette

Crowdfunding For Creatives

Sustaining Mental Health in Creatives
Spreading Your Introvert Wings: Improving Communication at Events

Film-Focused Topics
Screenwriting 101
Effective Dialogue in Screenwriting
Importance of Casting Correctly
The Image is Everything
Catering to Cast and Crew
Emerging Markets in Indie Film
Quality on a Dime in Indie Film
Logistics of Location Scouting
Creative Costuming
Makeup Effects
Polishing Post-Production
Project Marketing
Music for Media
Many Hats of Independent Film
Producing an Indie TV Pilot: A Look Into Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart

Gaming-Focused Topics

Game Design Strategies
Discussing D&D
Gateway to Game Design
Social Aspects of Gaming
Xbox Vs. Playstation: A Throwdown
LARP: Choosing the Right Role or Character for You