Con-Volution is an annual 3-day science fiction, fantasy, and media convention featuring guests, performers and vendors from a wide spectrum of the speculative fiction industry and community. Each year’s event is presented within the framework of a different central theme from which most of its programming items evolve.
Con-Volution provides a forum for creative professionals – writers, producers, artists, costumers, performers, game designers and editors – to network, entertain, educate, market their creations, and enjoy the company of people who love their works. For amateur creators and everyday fans, the event presents an opportunity to develop new skills, mingle with and listen to many of the professionals they admire, and to revel in the fellowship of the speculative fiction community.
A variety of games and tournaments are open to attendees, including collectible card games, live-action roleplaying and video games. The Gallery and Marketplace provide original themed artwork and a wide array of shopping items. Fan groups and other events similar to Con-Volution are represented at information tables and themed parties.
Con-Volution’s staff is comprised of everyday members of the community, who volunteer their time to present an event where fellow fans can gather to enjoy, discover, discuss and debate all aspects of speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comics, etc.). Con-Volution also performs outreach to those who enjoy speculative fiction films, television, literature and games but don’t think of themselves as “sci-fi fans,” or who are unaware that a fellowship of people like them exists.
This year, I am a Guest of Honor.
Below is my schedule. If you’re in Northern Cali October 2-4, stop by and say “hello.”
Dork Forest Podcast – Balogun Interview – Toastmistress Jackie Kashian’s “The Dork Forest” interviews Guest of Honor Balogun Ojetade.
Friday October 2nd 2015 @ 6:30 PM – Harbor A: 75 mins
Cultural Appreciation or Appropriation – Where is the line between enjoyment of other cultures being respectful and being detrimental? Gregg Castro, Moderator with panelists, Thaddeus Howze, Rob Miles, Balogun Ojetade and Heidi Stauffer
Friday October 2nd 2015 @ 11:00 PM – Sumac: 75 mins
Diversity in Speculative Fiction – Beyond the strapping nordic hero in his American flag draped spaceship lies a world of other cultures and other visions of the future. Come find out what they are. Gregg Castro, Moderator, with panelists, Jaymee Goh, Thaddeus Howze, Bradford Lyau, Balogun Ojetade, Sumiko Saulson
Saturday October 3rd 2015 @ 5:30 PM – SandPebble B: 75 mins
Writing for and with minority groups in mind – Every audience has a different focus. What are the best methods of reaching minority groups with your work?
Thaddeus Howze, Moderator with panelists, Marisa Garcia, Kyle Aisteach, Balogun Ojetade, Bryan Thao Worra
Sunday October 4th 2015 @ 2:30 PM – SandPebble B : 75 mins
Mythologies: The World Outside of Olympus and Asgard – There’s a great big world of mythology out there. Come find out what you might be missing!
Bret Sweet, Moderator with panelists, Emily Jiang, Balogun Ojetade, Jason Malcolm Stewart
Sunday October 4th 2015 @ 4:00 PM – SandPebble B: 75 mins
Writers Workshop: Writing Fight Scenes That Aren’t Wack – A Master Class with Guest of Honor Balogun Ojetade. *Limited to 6 participants.
Register at: http://con-volution.com/2015/convention-registration/
Sunday October 4th 2015 @ 5:30 PM – Oak : 75 mins