Wincon Past Programs

Wincon offers many different types of programming on a wide variety of topics. The assorted panels and programming from previous years are outlined below, along with links to download some of the program booklets. We invite you to explore the different programming tracks from the past and participate in the structuring and planning of the upcoming Wincon!

First Annual Wincon 2006 – Nashville, Tennessee
Second Annual Wincon 2007 – Los Angeles, California
Third Annual Wincon 2008 – Baltimore, Maryland
Fourth Annual Wincon 2009 – Denver, Colorado
Fifth Annual Wincon 2010 – Chicago, Illinois
Sixth Annual Wincon 2011 – New Orleans, Louisiana
Seventh Annual Wincon 2012 – Dallas, Texas
Eighth Annual Wincon 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada
Ninth Annual Wincon 2014 – Orlando, Florida
Tenth Annual Wincon 2015 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  1. First Annual Wincon 2006
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Friday, October 13th

    • 6:30am – 10:00am – Breakfast Buffet. Pralines Restaurant.
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm – Registration. Grand Ballroom East.
    • 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Lunch (Mingle!)
    • 1:30pm – 3:00pm – Paley Disc Viewing
    • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – PANEL: Beta/Criticism – You suck, but I can help! Panelists: Poisontaster, Femmenerd, Moosesal, Mona1347
    • 4:00pm – 5:00pm – PANEL: Mythology & Urban Legends –…and he woke up in a tub full of ice! Panelists: Bozolostash, Apetslife, Researchgrrrl, Samedamnthing, Starkeymonster
    • 7:00pm – 10:30pm – Dinner
    • 10:30pm – Who Even Knows?! ROOM PARTIES!!!

    Saturday, October 14th

    • 6:30am – 10:00am – Breakfast Buffet. Pralines Restaurant.
    • 11:00am – 12:00pm – PANEL: World Building and AlU – It’s Dean’s world, you just live in it. Panelists: Maygra, Calicokat, Trollprincess, Celli
    • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch
    • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – PANEL: Dear Dean – Dear Dean, Will you have my assbaby? Love, all of us. Panelists: Ladyjaida, Sevenfists
    • 2:00pm – 3:00pm – PANEL: RPS – We have Jensen, we win! Panelists: Phaballa, Annalazarus, Monkiedude, Written214
    • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – PANEL: Wincest/No Wincest – “They are SO DOING IT!” “Are not!” Panelists: Buhfly, tsuki_no_bara, sparky77, wolfling, candygramme, ethrosdemon
    • 4:00pm – 7:00pm – Dinner
    • 7:00pm – It’s Done Vid Show

    Sunday, October 15th

    • 6:30am – 10:00am – Breakfast Buffet. Pralines Restaurant.
    • 10:00am – End of Day Conference Rom Open with DVD Player, TV – Dead Dog Day

  2. Second Annual Wincon 2007
    Los Angeles, California

    Friday, October 12th

    • 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Registration
    • 1:00pm – 2:50pm – Episode 3×01 and 3×02 viewing
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Minor Characters. brynwulf, clex_monkie89, researchgrrrl, txtequilanights
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Writing Good Erotica. starkeymonster, minotaur, la_cspan
    • 5:00pm – 5:50pm – Non-Western Mythology. starkeymonster, cathybites, antheia
    • 5:00pm – 9:30pm – Wincon Roadhouse
    • 6:00pm – 8:30pm – Room Parties, Dinner.
    • 8:30 pm – 12:00am – Wincon Video Show and Karaoke Night. Century Ballroom (Catered snacks, Cash bar)

    Saturday, October 13th

    • 9:00am – 2:00pm – Registration
    • 9:30am – 11:00am – Breakfast Buffet for 3-day ticket holders
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Het, Gen, MarySue Fiction. onelittlesleep, femmenerd, thepurpleswitch
    • 1:00pm – 1:50pm – Ethics & Winchesters. moosesal, azewewish, affectingly, littlewings04
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Video Show Replay
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – American Fic Idol. technosage, mona1347, derryderrydown
    • 3:00pm – 11:00pm – Wincon Roadhouse
    • 4:00pm – 7:00pm – Sight-see, hang out, room parties, do whatcha like!
    • 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Dinner on own for those not attending the dinner downstairs
    • 7:00pm – 10:00 pm – Cocktail hour and Wincon Family Supper for those holding Saturday dinner tickets (beer and wine will be complimentary for this event, liquor will be available, but not complimentary)
    • 10:00 pm – ??? – Out on the town. As yet to be disclosed super secret outing into the wilds of Los Angeles

    Sunday, October 14th

    • 8:30am – 10:00am – Breakfast Buffet for 3-day ticket holders
    • 9:00am – 11:30am – Clothing and Yarn Swap
    • 10:30am – 12:00pm – Open House. (place to congregate while people check out and wait for flights and shuttles, lost and found items, etc…)
    • 12:00pm – Con officially ends

  3. Third Annual Wincon 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Friday, October 17th

    • 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Check-in (Let us know you’re here and what room you’re in. Pick up your con materials.)
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Rewatch 10/16 episode
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Panel #1 – Crystal Balls to the Wall: Supernatural Spoiler Speculation (and Liver Corrosion). Host: cathybites. Panelists: antheia, drvsilla, gray_light, and tjournal
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Panel #2 – Don’t Try to Deny Their Epic Romance – RPS in Supernatural Fandom. Featuring the Inaugral Wincon Tinhat Fashion Parade (dress code encouraged). Warning! This panel may contain surprise JDM and traces of CMM. Host: missyjack. Panelists: amara_m beanside brynwulf, thenyxie and waterofthemoon
    • 5:00pm – 5:50pm – Third-annual Wincon Video Show. Host: tenaciousmetoo
    • 6:00pm – 8:30pm – Wincon Roadhouse
    • 8:00pm – Midnight – Karaoke Party and Raffle. (hot fangirls, karaoke DJ, complimentary snacks, and cash bar)

    Saturday October 18th

    • 9:00am – 2:00pm – Check-in. (Let us know you’re here and what room you’re in. Pick up your con materials.)
    • 9:00am – 11:00am – Craft Time with Mistress brynwulf and her Happy Hookers Helpers. (Come make your sock puppet for SP Theater, your tinhat or finish up your charity knitting projects. Materials provided for sock puppets.)
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Panel #3 – That doesn’t go there does it?! A discussion about sex, kink, sexual subcultures, porn, and just where your other hand goes. Bring questions, ask for help researching your epic smut fic, and marvel at the things people do in pursuit of orgasm. Host/Panelists: sparkymonster and poisontaster
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Panel #4 – The Fastest Way to get SPN Fans to Throw Things at Each Other: A Discussion of Sexism and Misogyny in Supernatural. Picking apart the narrative and discussing the differing views on the portrayal of women in the SPNverse. Host: the_ellcrys. – Panelists: amara_m, black_regalia and others tba
    • 1:00pm – 2:25pm – Sock Puppet Theater. Host: ethrosdemon
    • 2:30 – 4:00pm – International Bad Fic Idol. Host: missyjack and celebrity guest panellists drvsilla, cathybites
    • 6:00pm-10:00pm – Wincon Roadhouse

    Sunday October 19th

    • 9:00am – 1:00pm – Open house, Yarn Swap, Goodbyes, Lost and Found
    • 1:00pm – Con officially ends. Waaaaambulance!

  4. Fourth Annual Wincon 2009
    Denver, Colorado

    Friday, October 9th

    • 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Check-in. (Let us know you’re here and what room you’re in. Pick up your schwag.)
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Meet n Greet RPS Tournament. Not the kind of RPS you’re thinking. Come meet everyone at the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament. “Dean! Always with the scissors!” Prizes and more. Host: girlguidejones
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Panel #1 – Surviving the Apocalypse in Style. Fangirls are practical and resourceful. Come listen to a few of them discuss the “realities” of post-apocalypse living and how you can ride out Armageddon in style and comfort. Host: brynwulf. Panelists: girlguidejones, coiledsoul, poisontaster
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Panel #2 – Wincon Art School. A panel about fan art, fan vids, and other fan media. Hosted by cathy, do we gotta say more? Host: cathybites. Panelists: TBA
    • 5:00pm – 5:50pm – Replay 10/08 Episode. Host: tenaciousmetoo
    • 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Fourth Annual Wincon Vid Show. Host: tenaciousmetoo
    • 12:00pm – 10:00pm – Wincon Roadhouse. Comp drinks and snacks abound! Vid show replay and episode marathons will be happening throughout the weekend at the roadhouse this year. If you’re a baker or snack maker and wanna bring something to the party, OR, if you have a small gathering or event you’d like to host in the Roadhouse, please email us about it. A separate schedule of events for this room will be posted closer to the con.
    • 8:00pm – ??? – Room Parties and cathybites’ annual Karaoke outing at the Ogden Street Bar. It’s really not Wincon unless she’s doing “Bye Bye Bye” now, is it?
    • 10:00pm – ??? – Ghost tour of Denver on Banjo Billy’s giant hillbilly bus.

    Saturday, October 10th

    • 9:00am – 2:00pm – Check-in. (Let us know you’re here and what room you’re in. Pick up your schwag.)
    • 10:00am – 11:50am – Tin Hat Craft Time. Come make your tin hat for the pageant! Tin hat crafting will continue through the afternoon in the back of our panel room until the pageant begins. So if you’re hung over from karaoke Saturday morning, don’t worry. You’ll still have time to come make the tin tiara of your dreams.
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Panel #3 – How Not to Be a Jerk Online. A panel discussion of fandom etiquette and what to really do when someone is wrong on the Internet. Host: spookshowbaby. Panelists: TBA
    • 1:00pm – 1:50pm – Panel #4 – “Show us your kinks”
    • 2:00pm – 3:50pm – International Bad Fic Idol. Be prepared to laugh yourself to death as we read the crackiest of crack fic known to fandom, then judge it. Not that we’re judgmental or anything. Well, maybe the mental part. Hosts: sparkymonster and missyjack. Celebrity Judges: TBA
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Second Annual Tin Hat Pageant. Let your freak flag fly, ladies! Parade your tin hat, join in the “How obsessed are you?” trivia quiz, win great prizes. Minions welcome. Host: missyjack
    • 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Wincon Roadhouse. Comp drinks and snacks abound! Vid show replay and episode marathons will be happening throughout the weekend at the roadhouse this year. A separate schedule of events for this room will be posted closer to the con.
    • 8:00pm – Midnight – WINPROM – Apocalypse Suite. Come in your trashy finest to celebrate the end of the world. The raffle will take place during the prom and you must be present to win, so if you have to come downstairs in your jammies to be there, we won’t mind! DJ: Cathybites

    Sunday, October 11th

    • 9:00am – 5:00pm – Wincon Roadhouse. The Roadhouse will become our departure point on Sunday. Need a place to park your bags while you wait for your shuttle? This is the place. Come say your goodbyes and search the lost and found for your missing undergarments.
    • 12:00pm – 2:00pm – Panel #5 – The Future of Wincon. Fandom is changing and we wanna roll with the times. Come lets talk about it. Hosts: ethrosdemon and coiledsoul
    • 5:00pm – Con officially ends. See you next year!

  5. Fifth Annual Wincon 2010
    Chicago, Illinois

    (Program can be downloaded in pdf form here.)

    Thursday, October 14th

    • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Madmen Cocktail Happy Hour. Hosted by coiledsoul and ethrosdemon. Period dress is in no way required, but certainly encouraged. Location: Kassie’s Den of Iniquity.
    • 7:00 pm – ??? – Room Parties. Thursday night is the night to open your doors and meet some of your fellow fen. We’ll put up a post on Thursday once people start checking in to let us know where you are and what you have planned for your room. We’ll also do our best to keep an updated sign in The Roadhouse as to who’s doing what.

    Friday, October 15th
    Friday Track 1: Fandom Panels:

    • 11:00 am – 11:50 am – Opening Ceremonies. Really, we just wanna see all your shiny faces before we’re too busy to remember them. We’ll also update you on any hotel and con policies that we have laid out for your maximum con enjoyment. Organizers: coiledsoul and ethrosdemon.
    • 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm – Respect the Poon. Because let’s face it: women are awesome! Discussion will be about women in and out of fi c, fandom and media, including het, femmeslash and women being amazing all by themselves. poisontaster (mod), azephirin, cantarina1, coyotesuspect
    • 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm – The Horror! A look at the Horror Genre in all its forms. Virgins are safe. The rest of you, beware! clex_monkie89 (mod), gigglingkat, chaneen, celtic_cookie
    • 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm – Oi! BBC Shows. Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, Merlin, Sherlock (some of y’all heard of that one, right?) and others. Why are we so charmed by the lads and lasses from across the pond? Come find out! hils (mod), aggybird, eboniorchid
    • 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm – Pimp Your Fandom. Wanna tell us all why we need to watch your little show that could? Come and speak up. This would also be a great time to tell us about any new Fall shows we may not be watching yet. ethrosdemon (mod), panelists TBA
    • 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm – 5th Annual Vid Show. Can’t have a Wincon without the vids. Come see what our busy vidding beavers cooked up this year. Hostesses: tenaciousmetoo and coiledsoul

    Friday Track 2: Workshops:

    • 11:30 am – 12:50 pm – Manipping 101. Still can’t fi gure out how to make Ronan and Captain Mal kiss in Photoshop? Sparks has come all the way from Switzerland (no really) to show you how! Bring your computers to this informative workshop session. lightthesparks (mod)
    • 1:00 pm – 2:20 pm – Fan Art. glockgal and cathybites discuss fanart, including its relationship to fanfi c and its place in fandom. Bring your computers. cathybites (mod) and glockgal (mod)
    • 2:30 pm – 3:50 pm – Welcome to Hotel California. The girls from “Gotham: Year One” chat up the appeal of livejournal roleplaying, explain the basics, then invite you to participate in an all-weekend open roleplay experience in a Supernatural inspired panfandom Hotel California game. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. technosage (mod), brynwulf, meredevachon, silensy

    Friday Evening Events:

    • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Drop-in Face Painting by aggybird. Get dolled up for your Friday evening plans! First come, first served basis.
    • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Shhhhhh! It’s SPN timez! Wanna host a viewing party in your room? Let us know on Thursday or Friday and we’ll be sure to get the word around for you. You can also post to the con comm about this.
    • 9:15 pm – Karaoke Outing. Karaoke is on, y’all! Be sure to fill out the poll on the Wincon community to let us know you are coming. Location: Ringside Sports Bar, 554 E. Devon Ave, Elk Grove, IL (Line up for cabs around 9:15 PM in the lobby).
    • 10:00 pm – Weird Chicago Ghost Tour. This is a 3-hour tour of Chicago’s most haunted places, crime spots, disaster sites and all around weird stuff. This 3-hour tour offers both on and off the bus locations and visits a wide array of authentic haunts on the north side, west side and the Loop. Interested? Check out more info & sign up for the tour on the Wincon community! Location: Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W Ontario St Chicago, IL (Pick-up & drop-off; check comm for updates). Organizer: chaneen

    Saturday, October 16th
    Saturday Track 1: Fandom Panels:

    • 11:00 am – 11:50 am – Vampires. Come discuss the genre that probably got most of us to fandom in the first place. Has Twilight killed it, or is your love for all things vampy as eternal as they are? No sparkly eternal ones will be harmed during this panel. tjournal (mod), antheia, vorpalblades, nu_breed
    • 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm – Hotties in Space. So guess what affectingly’s bringing to the table? If you said anything other than Star Trek, you’d be wrong. But there are lots of guys and gals in space doing things besides boldly going, and we’ll get to them, too. Come join the chat! affectingly (mod), chaneen, vorpalblades, kathickers, loveflyfree
    • 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm – Supernatural Variety Hour. The apocalypse is over, where do we go from heeeere? Will Dean really lay down his weapons for an apple pie life? What is up with inscrutable!Sam being inscrutable? Does he think he was in heaaaaaven? Will season 6 have a musical episode? A Western episode with the boys in chaps? Join our Super fans as they tackle Meta in a Minute and present the world premiere of Supernatural Sockpuppet Theatre. (Spoilers for all aired-to-date Season 6 episodes.) elizah_jane (mod), aggybird, missyjack, rhythmsextion
    • 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm – 3rd Annual Tin Hat Pageant. This year the Tin Hat Pagent goes nautical and takes to dangerous seas where OTPs from across fandoms battle for supremacy. This year’s theme is “Shipping Wars”. We supply the alfoil, you supply the creative genius to design a tinhat tribute to your favourite ‘ship. Could that stylish hipster sloop Pinto outclass the tall ship J2? Who will win between the Royal Navy representatives of HMS Holmes/Watson and the Good Ship Jack/Ianto? Maybe the ghost pirate ship of Popslash* will scuttle them all! (*No lava lamps allowed) Hostesses: missyjack and coiledsoul
    • 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm – FIC IDOL. Warn for leopard porn! No really. Bring the best of your worst stories (1k word limit, all fandoms are fair play) and strap on your lollerskates for this annual classic of all things cringe-worthy and ridic as missy narrates and our judges do their judgy thing. Be ready to laugh for 2 hours straight. Cocktails encouraged (and required for some judges.) Emcee: missyjack, Guest Judges: girlguidejones, drvsilla, ignited

    Saturday Track 2: Workshops:

    • 11:30 am – 12:50 pm – Fandom Husbandry. Dying to start a bigbang or comm for your fandom? Wanna know more about putting on a con of your own? Come discuss these topics and more with SPN fandom’s biggest cheerleader and her enthusiastic and disturbingly organized pep squad. wendy (mod) and lazy_daze (mod)
    • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Open Session: Tinhat Craft Time and Fic Idol Polishing. Get those tiaras polished and the typos inserted for our afternoon of fun.

    Saturday Evening Events:

    • 8:00 pm – 12:00 am – WINPROM. Come join us for a night of fun, drinks, and dancing! Prom is just a shorthand way to describe a formalish party where people dress up if they want. Winprom is NOT obligatory. You can wear your pajamas if that suits you. But Sister, we’re importing a make up artist this year! Please check the con comm for info about this as posted by aggybird. This year’s theme is “Starry Night.” Do what you will with the theme! Put on your Starfleet blue, your sparkly vampire cosmetics, or come as Van Gogh. It’s all good!

    Sunday, October 17th
    Sunday Track 1: Fandom Panels:

    • 11:00 am – 11:50 am – H/C (Hurt/Comfort) Fic. Bring your woobies to this panel discussion on H/C fic. sinnerforhire (mod), nwhepcat, embroiderama, beanside
    • 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm – Inception. A discussion of the Freudian, Jungian place that speaks to how your innermost secrets are locked away in your dreams. If you’ve ever thought about calling into work “Incepted”, this panel is probably for you. We hope that this train will take us to an awesome panel, but we don’t know for sure. But it won’t matter that we’re only going to have an hour, because you know what? We’ll be together, squeeing about how one actor’s ad-lib helped launch this crazy, prolific fandom. svmadelyn (mod), libitina, silvershinigami
    • 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm – Comics Come explore the universes of Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, and others in this panel about printed things (crazy, I know!) in fandom. velithya (mod), gekizetsu (in spirit), clex_monkie89, dauntdraws, tsukinofaerii
    • 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm – To Sir, With Love. For all the JDM lovers in the crowd. From giggling stoner, to hot bearded Daddy (however you want to read that) to comic-book hero or sociopath, this panel is all about the awesomeness of Sir, with maybe a little time thrown to other older manly men. poisontaster (mod), nilchance, beanside, elizah_jane
    • 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm – How Not to be a Jerk on the Internet. Back by popular demand, a discussion of fandom etiquette in our little part of the net as it evolves and adapts to pop culture and the world around us. antheia (mod), affectingly, ethrosdemon, others TBA
    • 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm – Closing Ceremonies. Come say bye and hear what’s in store for Wincon 2011. Bring your hankies and your hugs. Hostesses: coiledsoul and ethrosdemon

    Sunday Track 2: Workshops:

    • 11:00 am – 12:20 pm – More than Find and Replace: Making the Transition from Fanfic Star to Pro. Have you ever thought to turn your love of writing fanfic into a professional writing career? We’ll take you through what’s the same, what’s different and what steps you can take to develop from fannish to professional writing. The ladies on the panel have done just that – successfully – and can answer your questions. Allie McKnight a.k.a technosage (mod), Theresa Robinson a.k.a tjournal (mod), and Tere Michaels
    • 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm – Developing Original Characters. Workshop session for developing original characters in your fiction. It’s not as scary as it sounds! Bring your left brains. elizah_jane (mod) and ethrosdemon (mod)
    • 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm – Beta Shop. Join our discussion about what beta reading entails and what a good beta/writer relationship can be, also, engage in some one-on-one “live betas” with the mods! If you have a story or a draft you would like to go over with one of them, please send it to before the Saturday of the con. (Under 5,000 words, please. We will be doing approx. 10 minute appointments, and are happy to talk about story, character, or grammar if we know the fandom, but obviously might be limited to structure and grammar if we are unfamiliar.) rivers_bend (mod) and balefully (mod)

    Sunday Evening Events:

    • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Stragglers’ Dinner. Because some of us just can’t bear to leave right away, Sunday night we’ll wander across the street to the mall and have one last meal together. If you’re interested, be sure to let the desk know. This meal is not covered in your con ticket. Location: Houlihan’s, 56 Oak Brook Center (Right across the street from the hotel!). Organizer: popmusicjunkie

  6. Sixth Annual Wincon 2011
    New Orleans, Louisiana

    (Program can be downloaded in pdf form here.)

    Thursday, October 14th

    • 9:00pm – ??? – Karaoke Outing. Location: Cat’s Meow, 701 Bourbon Street Meet cathybites and loveflyfree in the lobby at 9PM. There will be costs for a taxi but should not be a cover charge. There’s a live webcam on if people want to watch remotely.
    • Room Parties Every night. Thursday night is the night to open your doors and meet some of your fellow fen. We’ll put up a post on Thursday once people start checking in to let us know where you are and what you have planned for your room. We’ll also do our best to keep an updated sign in the Roadhouse as to who’s doing what.

    Friday, October 14th

    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Opening Ceremonies. Come, be welcomed to this year’s Wincon, hear the announcements, and heckle Amber as she gives her very first opening ceremonies speech. Hosts: affectingly & ethrosdemon
    • 1:00pm – 1:50pm – Men/Women in Uniform. Uniforms are present in fandoms as distinct as Stargate: Atlantis, Harry Potter, and football RPF. Indeed, the trope is so pervasive, it has spawned an entire sub-genre of AUs (from boarding school dormitories to military barracks) created just to see our favorite characters dressed alike. What is it about uniforms that are so attractive? What do uniforms add to a story or scene? The Uniform panel seeks to answer these questions and more, complete with audience participation and visual aids! Hosts: wutendeskind & clex_monkie89
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Comics Fandom/Marvel Universe. Squeeze in some heated discussion about your favorite comic, give your two-cents on the explosion of Marvel-verse over the summer, and be prepared to take the party to the Roadhouse when you run out of time to discuss ALL the alternate timelines and parallel Earths. Hosts: tjournal & sparkymonster
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Fan Art. Be it digital or traditional, the delicate science of the perfect .gif or MS Paint stick figure comics – we wanna talk about it and where fan art is headed as fandom platforms evolve. Moderators: cathybites
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – How to Host a Challenge/Community/Kink Meme. Is your new fandom too quiet? Do you have a hankering for a Zombie apocalypse challenge and not a one in sight? Never fear. The queens of fandom participation will teach you their tricks. Hosts: lazy_daze, wendy
    • 5:00pm – 5:50pm – 6th Annual Wincon Vid Show. Can’t have a Wincon without the vids. Come see what our busy vidding beavers cooked up this year. Host: tenaciousmetoo
    • 6:00pm – 6:50pm – SPN Replay Replay of the October 7th episode of Supernatural. Host: tenaciousmetoo
    • 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Wincon Roadhouse. Comp drinks and snacks abound! Vid show replay and episode marathons will be happening throughout the weekend at the roadhouse this year. A separate schedule of events for this room will be posted closer to the con.

    Supplementary Field Trips:
    Hosted by fellow fangirls. Check out the links below for info!

    • Plan-Your-Own Field Trip
    • 2:00pm – 10:30pm – Myrtle’s Plantation Mystery Tour. $125/person, includes transportation and dinner.
    • 8:00pm – 10:00pm – French Quarter Phantoms (Ghost Tour). $17-20/person, Shuttle to the Quarter ($5-6). Dinner prior to 8pm tour. May go to Café du Monde afterward (not included).

    Saturday, October 15th

    • 10:00am – 10:50am – Tin Hat Craft Time at the Roadhouse. Enjoy this timeless tradition of bits, bobs and shiny things while celebrating The Truth That Must Not Be Spoken but should have fic written about it. Host: sparkymonster
    • 10:00am – 10:50am – RPF Panel. RPF – Real People as Fictional Characters: Off-limits or all’s fair – why do you read it/write it/ship it? Host: TBA
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Lawyers!. Why do we love shows about lawyers so much? It’s not just the suits or the cocky attitudes or even the way they look when the suits come off… but those things sure as hell don’t hurt. Host: affectingly
    • 12:00pm – 1:50pm – Pimp Your Fandom. Do you feel the need to open the hearts and minds of fan girls to your fandom? Do you have the tools? The guts? Then sign up here for a ten minute pitch to dazzle and initiate the audience to your flavor of the day/month/year/decade. Props encouraged. Hosts: tjournal & affectingly
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Writing Beyond Trope: Poly, Kink and Taboo. Do you sometimes want to write/read something outside your norm? Do some warnings scare (and intrigue) you? Let’s discuss getting it right, making it interesting and discovering something new!Hosts: tjournal & elizah_jane
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Romance Panel. What do bodice-ripping highlanders, arranged marriages, and werewolf/vampire/shapeshifting soulmates have in common? Romance, of course! Be it fanfic or pro, het or slash, what makes for good romance? Tropes we love, hate, and hate to love, so long as everyone lives happily ever after. Hosts: elizah_jane, aggybird, clex_monkie89
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – International Bad Fic Idol. Be prepared to laugh yourself to death as we read the crackiest of crack fic known to fandom, then judge it. Not that we’re judgmental or anything. Well, maybe the mental part. Host: sparkymonster, Guest Judges: aggybird, coiledsoul, balefully
    • 12:00pm – 9:00pm – Wincon Roadhouse. Comp drinks and snacks abound! Vid show replay and episode marathons will be happening throughout the weekend at the roadhouse this year. A separate schedule of events for this room will be posted closer to the con.
    • 8:00pm – 12:50am – Winprom. Theme: Under the Sea. The power of Cthulhu compels you to eat, drink and dance with your fellow fangirls! Costumes welcome but not mandatory. The raffle will take place during the prom and you must be present to win, so if you have to come downstairs in your jammies to be there, we won’t mind!

    Sunday, October 16th

    • 10:00am – 10:50am – Writing Workshop #2: From Fic to Publication. Can you make the jump from fic to pro writing? What are the differences between the two? What’s the first step? Hear from those who have made the jump and those in the process. All levels of writers and interest are welcome. Hosts: tjournal, elizah_jane
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Internet Panel. Navigating fandom on the internet. Hosts: affectingly, sparkymonster, & cathybites
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Closing Ceremonies. Come say bye and hear what’s in store for Wincon 2012. Bring your hankies and your hugs. Hosts: affectingly, ethrosdemon
    • 12:00pm – 11:00pm – Wincon Roadhouse. The Roadhouse will become our departure point on Sunday. Need a place to park your bags while you wait for your shuttle? This is the place. Come say your goodbyes and search the lost and found for your missing undergarments.
    • 6:00pm – 9:50pm – Straggler’s Dinner. After last year’s seating challenge at our Straggler’s Dinner, we’ve made arrangements to hold it at the hotel this year. We think it’ll be much more convenient and since not everyone can attend, we’ve of course made it optional/not built in to the standard registration price. We’ve worked out an excellent deal with the catering manager at the hotel for a buffet style meal (yay, all you can eat!) with a menu that looks so good, it left our mouths watering when we picked it!

  7. Seventh Annual Wincon 2012
    Dallas, Texas

    (Program can be downloaded in pdf form here.)

    Thursday, October 14th

    • 9:45am – ??? – Thursday Outing: Dallas Aquarium
    • 2:30pm – ??? – Thursday Outing: Dallas Museum of Art
    • 5:00pm – 12:00am – Meet & Greet and Karaoke! Roadhouse & Fandom Lounge. Come meet your fellow attendees, have some snacks, do crafts, get your nails done, and maybe even sing a little! It’s going to awesome.

    Friday, October 15th
    Friday Panel Programming:

    • 10:30am – 10:50am – Opening Ceremonies
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Comics: Heroes in Tights. Comic book superheroes have been an institution for decades, and they’re taking off in popularity again thanks to recent smashes at the box office. We’ll discuss the Big Two (Marvel and DC), classic comics, modern comics, TV shows, movies, and more. HOST: clex_monkie89 PANELISTS: tsukinofaerii, celtic_cookie, & waterofthemoon
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Live Beta Writing Workshop. Ever wish you could get irl feedback on your fanfic? Bring 2-3 rough pages and sit down for some reading and reviewing. We will break into groups, read aloud our work, and offer and accept constructive criticism. An excellent opportunity for fic-storming and creative collaboration! Make sure to bring at least five copies so everyone can read along with you. HOST: desertport
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Femslash. Why two vaginas are better than one! Or: a discussion of femslash in a wider fandom context, including the challenges of being a femslash shipper in male-slash dominated fandoms in male-character dominated Western fandom; and why we ship, how we ship, and who we ship. MODERATOR: lazy_daze PANELISTS: cherie_morte, lesson_in_love & nickelmountain
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Fairy Tales Redux. Once Upon a Time, Snow White & the Huntsman, Grimm, Other Stuff. What makes a fairytale so timeless? Why do we come back to the same stories again and again? What’s the fascination in retelling and reimagining them? PANELISTS: sparkymonster, loveflyfree, & tsuki_no_bara
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Real Person Fiction (Serving Up Slashy Goodness). An RPF panel is a Wincon tradition, but this year we’d like to have a slightly different discussion. If you’re coming to this panel, you probably don’t need or want to rehash the “This is why RPF isn’t creepy! No really!” territory. Instead, let’s talk about characterization, canon, issues of representation, RPF semiotics, smushnames, and the tour buses that drive themselves. RPF is a fandom that belongs to the participants in a very real way, and we’d like to talk about both the benefits and the responsibilities of that. With great power, after all, comes great responsibility. PANELISTS: sophie_448, celtic_cookie, starlightstorm, cee_m & rivers_bend

    Friday Fandom Lounge:

    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Pimp Your Fandom. Love your fandom? Want to share that love? Come and share your love with fellow fangirls – visuals and props are always helpful! An informal and fun way to meet other fangirls.
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Fandom Draw Something. You know the game, you love the game – now experience the live (fandom) version. With prizes and everything! HOSTS: girlguidejones & itsthedetails
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Coloring Booth. Release your inner kid and express yourself – whether it’s in the lines or out.
    • 3:00pm – 4:50pm – Plushie Workshop. Back by popular demand! Bryn and Sam will be showing off some of their finished plushies, as well as showing you how to design and create your own! We’ll have felt and cloth in every color of the rainbow, sequins, buttons of all sizes and colors, pipe cleaners, feathers, ribbons, and lots more! Learn tips & tricks to make the most out of your new felt friend! (Can’t sew? Don’t worry! We’ve got plenty of hot glue to go around!) All supplies are provided, so all you have to do is show up! HOSTS: brynspikess (Bryn) & laser_radiation
    • 6:00pm – 6:50pm – Board Game Party. Put down your smartphones and set aside your laptops, it’s time for some old-fashioned board game fun, hosted by Bryn! Meet new people as you learn the rules, battle over pieces, and make some new friends along the way! Some fandom games will be provided (The Buffy Board Game, Doctor Who Monopoly, Hunger Games District 12 Game, etc.), but feel free to bring your own! Just remember to treat the pieces the way you’d want your friends to treat your stuff! <3 HOST: brynspikess

    Friday Evening Events:

    • 7:00pm – ??? – Teen Wolf Viewing Party. Con Suite. Just like it sounds! Come hang out in the con suite (AKA affectingly’s room) and watch wolves who are teens do ridiculous things!
    • 7:30pm – 12:00am – Ghost Tour of Dallas. Outside Event. If you RSVP’d, don’t forget to meet up in the Lobby at 7:30PM! See chaneen for details!
    • 12:00am – ??? – The Rocky Horror Wincon Show. Fandom Lounge. Join cherie_morte for a traditional viewing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

    Saturday, October 20th
    Saturday Panel Programming:

    • 10:30am – 11:20am – Familial Relationships in Fanfic (Keeping It in the Family). In some fandoms, incest between characters is only discussed behind closed doors, and in some, it has multiple comms devoted to it; in some it’s even canon. So let’s talk about it! How is incest treated in your fandom? How do you write it? (Normalized? As a kink? As abuse?) Are there lines you don’t feel comfortable crossing, or do the norms of the fandom dictate what you feel okay about writing or reading? And if you just want to come reminisce about the glory days of Weasleycest and your early exposure to Flowers in the Attic, that’s fine too! PANELISTS: beckaandzac, sophie448, and wutendeskind
    • 11:30am – 12:20pm – Fandom and the Fourth Wall. Come discuss the evolving concept of the fourth wall between fandom and TPTB of our fandoms. With the ever increasing use of platforms like Tumblr and Twitter by both fans and content makers, how is fan culture changing? PANELISTS: bookshop, affectingly, and pinkfinity
    • 12:30pm – 1:20pm – And Then I Started Watching Teen Wolf. It’s this MTV show about werewolves based on an 80s movie. Just a little harmless fun, right? You watch the pilot, and everything’s going fine. Scott’s wonderfully ridiculous, his bestie Stiles is awesome, and that Derek guy is pretty hot. Then it’s three days later, you’ve marathoned both seasons, and you’re swimming in a pool of your own tears because of all the FEELS you have about this STUPID SHOW ABOUT WEREWOLVES. You’re ranting at the internet like a crazy person, but don’t worry. The internet knows that feel, bro. Welcome to Teen Wolf fandom. Enjoy your stay! PANELISTS: affectingly, aggybird, canistakahari, daunt, ifshehadwings, & waterofthemoon
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Kinks Disney Gave Us. Watching Disney’s foxy fox Robin Hood, one can’t help but think, “It’s amazing more of us didn’t grow up to be furries.” Maybe you had a crush on the Tramp or liked seeing Prince Phillip in chains a little too much? In which we examine how our beloved childhood movies shaped us in ways we can never undo. PANELISTS: cherie_morte, elizah_jane, wutendeskind, & locknkey.
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Super Nostalgia. The Supernatural Panel! Relive the pilot ep and then a discussion of Sam, Dean, John, Bobby, Angels, Devils and everyone else that’s been in the Impala over the year! PANELISTS: wendy, deirdre_c, girlguidejones, & gekizetsu
    • 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Bad Fic Idol. The tradition continues: Take some bad fic written especially for the event read out loud, throw in some hilarious judges and a most excellent hostess and you’ll have a cracktacular good time. Come and vote for the winner! MODERATOR: sparkymonster JUDGES/PANELISTS: ignited, elizah_jane, drvsilla, & aggybird

    Saturday Fandom Lounge:

    • 10:00am – 10:50am – Concert Watch DVD. Come join fellow MCR (My Chemical Romance) fangirls for a concert DVD watch. HOST: cee_m
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Pimp Your Fandom. Love your fandom? Want to share that love? Come and share your love with fellow fangirls – visuals and props are always helpful! An informal and fun way to meet other fangirls.
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Podfic Listening Party. Do you love podfic? Have you always been curious about it, but weren’t sure where to start? Come listen in as we celebrate podfic fandom with a selection of short fanfics read out loud by some of our favorite voices in fandom!
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Real Life Tumblr. Tumblr can be a visual buffet of awesome for the fangirl – let’s make the live version equally great. Bring your pictures and be prepared to share.
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Lube Across Fandom. As anyone who’s ever ventured into the depths of knows, slash writers have extremely creative approaches to lubrication in porny fic. In this event, we’ll discuss popular lube tropes across many fandoms, from magical lube spells to using (literally) whatever is available. Which fandom originated the concept of the self-lubing ass? What pairings hold the record for the most bizarre substances they’ve put in each other’s butts? Come prepared to elaborate on your favorite ways to lube up your guys in this definitely NSFW discussion. HOSTS: Emma Grant & chaechae

    Saturday Evening Events:

    • 8:00pm – ??? – Wild Wild Winprom. 2nd Floor, Dallas Grand B & C. Put on your Western finest and come join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing!

    Sunday, October 21th
    Sunday Panel Programming:

    • 10:30am – 11:20am – Fanfic to Pro Workshop. In the past few years, several writers have made the jump from fanfic writing to being professionally published. There are some big differences between writing fic and writing pro and we’re here to give you the inside track on what they are, what the business is like and how to get the best jump on the next step. MODERATOR: tjournal PANELISTS: drvsilla & elizah_jane – [
    • 11:30am – 12:20pm – Podfic. Podfic: Recording, Listening and Fandom: Learn about podfic’s place in fandom, some tips and tricks for recording your own, and ask our panel any questions you might have. PANELISTS: celtic_cookie, cee_m, unavoidedcrisis, & sly
    • 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Vidding. Vidding 101: If you’ve ever wanted to make your own videos and were never sure how to do it, we’ve got the panel for you. We’re going to break out Windows Movie Maker and actually show you how to make clips, place them on the timeline, and use transitions. We’ll also be there for your questions and to provide some advice for newbies to the vidding fandom. PANELISTS: brynspikess & cee_m
    • 1:30pm – 2:20pm – Women, People of Color, & LGBT Representation in Comics. Stereotypes, myths, and how two steps forward can also mean ten steps back as comics become more diverse. We’ll explore what’s working and what isn’t, whether it be in comic books, TV, or film. MODERATOR: ignited PANELISTS: cathybites & clex_monkie89
    • 2:30pm – 2:50pm – Closing Ceremonies

    Sunday Fandom Lounge:

    • 10:00am – 10:50am – Tumblr! An informal gathering of Tumblr users – come exchange urls!
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Pimp Your Old-School Fandoms. Love your long-time fandom? Want to share that love? Come and share your love with fellow fangirls – visuals and props are always helpful! An informal and fun way to meet other fangirls.
    • 3:00pm – 4:50pm – 2013 Registration. Get a jump start on your 2013 Wincon experience by purchasing your registration at a special convention price!

    Sunday Evening Events:

    • 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Stragglers’ Dinner. 9th Floor, Willow Room. Come have some pizza and salad and spend one last night with all the stragglers before heading back to the real world. (Special Ticket Required for Admittance – $12)
    • 8:00pm – 12:00am – Stragglers’ Straggle. 9th Floor, Willow Room. After the food’s been cleared away, come decompress, hang out, get your goodbye hugs out of the way. It’s our last night until next year!

  8. Eighth Annual Wincon 2013
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    (Program can be downloaded in pdf form here.)

    Thursday, October 10th

    • 11:00am – 1:00pm – Thursday Outing: Madam Tussauds Wax Museum
    • 1:00pm – 2:30pm – Group Lunch
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Fangirl Mixer – Roadhouse & Fandom Lounge
    • 9:00pm – 12:00am – Karaoke – held at Dino’s Lounge.

    Friday, October 11th
    Friday Programming:

    • 10:30am – 11:00am – Opening Ceremonies
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – When Old Fandoms Become New Again. What happens to fandom when new canon appears? Come discuss fandom gatekeeping, primers and fresh meat. MOD: celtic_cookie PANELISTS: sophie_448, chaneen, alexisrg7
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Fairy Tales. Dragons and Magic and Happily Ever Afters, oh my! Come discuss fairy tales, Prince Charmings and the ladies that made it all happen. MOD: waterofthemoon PANELISTS: ofjustimagine, youngloveleroy, & sophie_448
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Kinks: The Good, The Best, & The Most Awesome? A laidback discussion of kink in fanwork, fandom, and fannish life–plus a resource round-up! Please come share, learn, and/or squee! MOD: road_rhythm PANELISTS: eboniorchid
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Polyamory and Fandom. Consensual non-monogamy and the OT3: how polyamory can double or triple your fandom fun, from some well-read enthusiasts in the field. MOD: mistyzeo PANELISTS: clex_monkie89 & unavoidedcrisis
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Loving Families (INCEST!). A multi-fandom look at kissing cousins, eyefucking siblings, everyone’s favorite Folger’s ad, and why incest captivates us as fans. MOD: beckaandzac PANELISTS: sophie_448, ofjustimagine, & unavoidedcrisis

    Friday Fandom Lounge:

    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Five Stages of Fandom Grieving. Dealing with character deaths and loss of fandoms, differing types of fandom loss and some coping methods. Tissues provided. MOD: tsukinofaerii PANELISTS: looneyngilo2, unavoidedcrisis, & brynspikess
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – To Serve Man: A Hannibal Discussion Panel. Will a single drop of blood doom our hero? What does Dr. Du Maurier really know about cooking? Theorize and discuss! MOD: rathany PANELISTS: chaneen & cathybytes
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Why Do We Love Satan? (Various Lucifers, Satans, Bad Guys, and their fanbases). What is it about these dashing devils that draws us? Join us for a discussion on the appeal of the Big Bad. MOD: cathybytes PANELISTS: lazulisong
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Serial Killers in Popular Culture. Just what is it that makes fictional serial killers so interesting? Come and talk about your favorites! MOD: chaneen PANELISTS: tsuki_no_bara & rathany
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Regarding the Availability, Use and Beneficent Effects of a Brief Period of Dormancy On the Human Biological System: An Interactive Study. Naptime. MOD: tsukinofaerii
    • 8:00pm – 10:00pm – Once more, with feeling. An airing of the classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode.
    • 10:00pm – 12:00am – Rocky Horror Wincon Show. Come participate and watch the fantastic Rocky Horror Picture Show with us!

    Saturday, October 12th
    Saturday Programming:

    • 10:30am – 11:00am – Pacific Rim and Fandom. platonic love, deep bonds, and it’s drift-compatibile with other fandoms! MOD: dauntdraws PANELISTS: tsukinofaerii, lazulisong, & velithya
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Fandom Alchemy (The Science of AUs). The science and art of crafting alternate universes and what draws us to them. MOD: celtic_cookie MOD: tsukinofaerii PANELISTS: velithya, mistyzeo, & clex_monkie89
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Actor RPF. Jensen and Jared are in love, and nobody ships Hobrien as much as Tyler Hoechlin does. MOD: looneyngilo2 PANELISTS: tsuki_no_bara & noapologiesx
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Teen Woofs. A discussion of Teen Wolf, its fandom, cast and plot. Tissues provided. MOD: tsukinofaerii PANELISTS: velithya, clex_monkie89, & dauntdraws
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Tying the Knot: A/B/O and Animal Characteristics in Fandom. Ever gotten into a fandom just for the knotting fic? Or trolled the knotting tag on AO3, regardless of fandom? Yeah, me neither. MOD: affectingly PANELISTS: clex_monkie89 & lazulisong
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Carry On: Supernatural Then & Now. A discussion of SPN from season one to now. Join us to talk, fangirl, and potentially murder Clex for her memory and Cherie for her talent. MOD: clex_monkie89 PANELISTS: cherie_morte & alexisrg7
    • 5:00pm – 5:50pm – Bad Fic Idol.

    Saturday Fandom Lounge:

    • 10:00am – 10:50am – Making Graphic Art: From initial concept to final details. An exploration of what goes into developing a piece of fanart and all the important steps and decisions involved in the creative process. MOD: lightthesparks
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Doctor Who: 50 Years of Time and Space. Celebrate 50 years wibbly-wobbling through time and space. Bring a sonic screwdriver and your scarf, and don’t forget your running shoes! MOD: chaneen PANELISTS: celtic_cookie & gestaltrose
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Spoiler Phobes vs. Spoiler Whores: Why Some People Like to Be Spoiled and Some Don’t. Is that screenshot really a spoiler? Says who? The riveting lives of spoiler whores and spoilerphobes and the surprising grey area between. MOD: chaneen PANELISTS: gigglingkat
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Grab the Salt: The Apocalypse in Various Fandoms. IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD, OH GOD, THE HUMANITY! AUUUUUUGH! IT BUUUUUURNS! MOD: unavoidedcrisis PANELISTS: dimeliora (via Skype) & nickelmountain
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – RPF: This Side of the Wall. The Fandom side of RPF: Fandom semiotics and tropes, how we talk to each other and what draws us to RPF in the first place. MOD: celtic_cookie PANELISTS: sophie_448 & cee_m
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – 2001D: A Modern Pop Odyssey (Or: Technology, Teenagers, And The New Boyband Fandom) 1D was driven to stardom by dedicated fangirls & social media. We discuss the changing face of fandom & modern boyband culture. MOD: lazydaze PANELISTS: balefully, ofjustimagine & celtic_cookie
    • 8:00pm – 1:00am – Winprom. Salon B.

    Sunday, October 12th
    Sunday Programming:

    • 10:30am – 11:00am – Elementary. The newest Sherlock Holmes adaptation, “Elementary” places Holmes in New York and Watson as his sober companion. She has great boots. MOD: chaneen PANELISTS: desertport, road_rhythm, & mistyzeo
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Loving Ladies/Femmeslash. Let’s talk about ladies, ladies as depicted in popular media, & ladies in ladies! This panel is guaranteed to make you say, “BOOBIES! \o/” MOD: cherie_morte PANELISTS: clex_monkie89, sistabro, & looneyngilo2
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Superheroes (Stumble, Stumble, Fall) DC, Marvel, and how their comic books are ruining our lives. MOD: clex_monkie89 PANELISTS: celtic_cookie & tsukinofaerii
    • 1:00pm – 1:50pm – The Marvel Cinematic Universe. Out of the comics and onto our movie screens! Let’s talk about those Avengers and SHIELD Agents and why we love their stupid faces so much. MOD: chaneen PANELISTS: cee_m, tsuki_no_bara, & scary_lullabies
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Welcome to Night Vale. The Mayor’s Office issued a statement discouraging us from revealing details of this panel. Sheriff’s Secret Police will ensure compliance. MOD: chaneen PANELISTS: waterofthemoon & sophie_448
    • 3:00pm – 3:30pm – Closing Ceremonies

    Sunday Fandom Lounge:

    • 10:00am – 10:50am – Sometimes the Abyss Looks Back: RPF and the Fourth Wall Being a fan in a time where you can have instant interaction with your creators and/or the objects of your fic objectification. MOD: looneyngilo2
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – M/M Slash Eroticism and the Feminine Sexuality. In a female dominated fandom, why is there such a prevalence of m/m pairings appreciated by women for erotic value? MOD: Supernaturalfan122890 PANELISTS: noapologiesx
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – The Difference Between Artists and Authors. Authors and artists are perceived differently in fandom. True? What’s your experience as artist, author, collaborating? An open discussion. MOD: lightthesparks PANELISTS maiachan, lazulisong, & looneyngilo2
    • 1:00pm – 1:50pm – Would A Ship Of Any Other Fandom Be As Sweet?. Why do some shows have greater fandoms? Characters? Relationships? A lack of these or something else entirely? MOD: Supernaturalfan122890 PANELISTS: mistyzeo
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – No Flights, No Tights! (Non-Superhero Comics). A brief history of and discussion of thematic elements in comic books. Except superheroes. We got a whole other panel for that. MOD: celtic_cookie PANELISTS: tsuki_no_bara & brilliantsong
    • 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Stragglers’ Party
    • 9:00pm – 12:50am – Stragglers Gonna Straggle

  9. Ninth Annual Wincon 2014
    Orlando, Florida

    (Program can be downloaded in pdf form here.)

    Thursday, October 16th

    • Thursday OutingUniversal Studios and Islands of Adventure
    • 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Meet & Greet: Meet new fangirls, find out about how Wincon works, and hang with old friends as we kick off the con during this chill gathering.

    Friday, October 17th
    Friday Panels:

    • 10:30am – 11:00am – OPENING CEREMONIES.
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Girls, Girls, Girls: Femmeslash in Fandom. A frank and open discussion on the state of femslash in fanfic and fandom.
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – We need diverse media. There is a lack of diversity in a lot of the media we enjoy, not to mention outright whitewashing. We will discuss things we love and hate and of course why no one needs a Nice White Lady.
    • 1:00pm – 1:50PM – LUNCH BREAK
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – RPF Fandom Lyfe: Why Always The Blacksheep? A discussion of the pros and cons of being in an RPF fandom, including the awesome stuff, fandom problems and 4th Wall Issues.
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Alternative Ways to Participate In Fandom. Let’s say you can’t really write great fic and you can artistic skills stop at stick figures. That doesn’t mean you can’t participate in Fandom! There are lots more ways to give your creative streak free reign! From cookie cutters, Legos, Barbies (Can we say Plastic Winchesters?), and coloring book pages, to cross stitch, plushies, t-shirts, and board games, get some ideas and brainstorm new ways to let your freaky fandom flag fly!
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Why Are Hands Impossible? An Art Tutorial Workshop. What is the easiest way to draw two people kissing? How does foreshortening work? No, really why are hands so impossible to draw?!?! If you have these or any other questions about art, come to this workshop and pick the brains of our artists to help you out.
    • 5:00pm – 6:15pm – Ninth Annual Wincon Vid Show. Vids from a wide variety of fandoms from Disney to the Hunger Games. Join us for this year’s crop of new vids and some old ones that we love.
    • 6:30pm – 7:30pm – REWATCH / SPN Panel. Join us for our annual rewatch of the most recent episode of Supernatural and catch up with what Sam and Dean have been up to.
    • 6:30pm – ??? – Ghost Tour. Downtown Orlando Ghost Tour

    Friday Roundtables:

    • 10:00am – 11:00am – OPEN
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Fic Anatomy: from Plotbunnies/Plots Worth Reading/ Help! I Can’t Find The End. So you’ve got a plotbunny. That’s great. But how do you go from a “what if” fic idea to a full-blown plot. Is there such a thing as too much plot? What is good pacing?
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Niche Fanworks. Do you live for Yuletide? Are festivids your favorite time of year? We’ll be talking about rare pairs and tiny fandoms.
    • 1:00pm – 1:50pm – LUNCH BREAK
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – In Memoriam: A Tribute to Fallen Characters. A panel to remember fallen characters. Come up and pour a little out for your faves.
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Who The Hell Is Bucky? Let’s talk about the gloriousness that was Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Tearing Down Fandom Walls (Marvel & DC). A DC fan and a Marvel fan sit together and list the worst mistakes of their comic fandoms. We will come together in hating our faves.
    • 5:00pm – 6:15pm – OPEN
    • 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Badfic Sprinting in the Fandom Lounge! Badfic Idol is a Wincon classic, and finding the time to write or think of an idea is sometimes hard during the weekend. Do you need someone to help you put pen to page? Do you have an idea but no terrible words to go with it? Come to the sprints to meet up with others and discuss! (Although remember that part of the fun of Badfic Idol is the element of surprise, so don’t give everything you’re writing away!)

    Saturday, October 18th
    Saturday Panels:

    • 10:00am – 11:00am – Magical Realism Tropes. Hello, I’m magical realism! You may know me from such tropes as: “everyone wears a timer that counts down to the moment you meet your soulmate” and “everyone is born with the name of their beloved written on their hand.” Lets discuss.
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Make Up How the Fuck Does it Work? What even is a primer? How do I keep my lipstick from bleeding all over? What do you mean you can use more than one eyeshadow? Why is the internet so obsessed with eyebrows? The answers to some of these, maybe, in this workshop. BYOMakeup/Brushes.
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – Kinks Disney Gave Us. As children, Disney warped us all. It seems fitting that we revisit that while we’re in Orlando.
    • 1:00pm – 1:50PM – LUNCH BREAK
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – Fandom Survival 101. A discussion about fandom politics, norms and how not to be overwhelmed. Highlights may include fandom wank, differing fandom norms and How Not To Be That Person.
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Keeping It in the Family (Incest). Incest! Erotically codependent brothers! The influence of Flowers in the Attic on your youth! The Folgers commercial! Harry Styles’ hot sister! Anything with the suffix -cest!
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Let’s Talk About Kink, Baby. Whatever you’re into, this is a safe space. Ask the panel your questions or come with fics you’d like to discuss. People do it wrong and people do it right, discuss.
    • 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Bad Fic Idol. Get ready for dramatic readings of tentacles, magic fairy princes and the beauty of everything being so so wrong. Write a story either by yourself or with friends. It can be from any fandom/genre. Fics can’t be longer than 400 words. All works have to be given to Amber or emailed to due noon on Saturday.

    Saturday Roundtables:

    • 10:00am – 11:00am – Fandoms of the Flower Crown/The Future of Fandom. A wide-ranging discussion structured around the flower crown meme, covering some of the more popular fandoms that use the meme (1D, Hannibal, WtNV), how fandom is performed on tumblr, and the increasing transparency of the 4th wall as Hugh Dancy, Bryan Fuller, Cecil Baldwin, & many others don the flower crown and celebrate our fandoms with us.
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Podfic!: An Appreciation of Sounds and Readers. A podfic appreciation panel for fans & creators of podfic. Discussion may include the past, present, & future of podfic, how podficcers choose fic to podfic, how listeners choose podfics to download, issues surrounding author permission and transformative works policies, issues surrounding feedback, the impact of cover art, & lots & lots of squee.
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – User Interface: Fannish Gamers. Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed, and World of Warcraft and why we love these animated pixels so much. How we got into gaming? Console vs computer (or both)? What it’s like not fitting the stereotypical “gamer” mold.
    • 1:00pm – 1:50pm – LUNCH BREAK
    • 2:00pm – 2:50pm – We Invented the Remix: A Popslash Retrospective. Discussion about the popslash fandom of the late 90s/early 00s and its impact on fandom as we know it today.
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm – Fandom Reboots. Quite a few fandoms getting reboots these days. What do you know about the proposed Stargate trilogy? What would we like to see in a Highlander reboot?
    • 4:00pm – 4:50pm – Hockey: Life After the Lockout. Come talk hockey/hockey RPF! The lockout and the ways it allowed fandom to grow exponentially; becoming a fan of a perpetually bottom-dwelling team; reading fic of a team you don’t root for and/or liking players on teams you root against; mainstream hockey fandom’s issues with race, class, and gender and how that changes the ways in which we engage with fandom; the Olympics; the trade deadline; shifting team allegiances; and other topics that come to mind!
    • 5:00pm – 6:00pm – OPEN

    Sunday, October 19th
    Sunday Panels:

    • 10:00am – 11:00am – Things That Go Squee in the Night: Horror TV. Discussion of horror TV shows, such as American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, etc (SPN discussion is welcome, but we will be focusing on other shows.)
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Teen Wolf. A lively discussion of MTV’s Teen Wolf. Rage Bog provided.
    • 12:00pm – 12:50pm – CLOSING CEREMONIES. Goodbye, so long… at least until next year.

    Sunday Roundtables:

    • 10:00am – 11:00am – Book-Based Fandoms: How and How To. For fans of the Vorkosigan Saga, Young Wizards, His Dark Materials, the Hainish Cycle, Alliance-Union, or any other book or series of books. Exploring how being fannish about books differs from being a fan of a show, movie, or comic books.
    • 11:00am – 11:50am – Apocalypse/Worst Case Scenario Guide. In these ever-changing times, it’s good to have a plan, or to at least start planning to have a plan. From Zombie outbreaks to more likely government collapse and shortages, we’ll go over things you should be stockpiling at home, classes you should be taking (i.e. first aid and target practice), and how to find bomb and underground shelters in your area. Plus, and possibly most important of all, coping techniques for surviving if and when the internet stops working.

  10. Tenth Annual Wincon 2015
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    (Program will be available to download here when it is posted.)

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