ABOUT

These are the times and descriptions of all panels being hosted at this year’s con. The schedule is subject to change as the date of the con approaches. All panels are kid friendly and open to all attendees.

CONTACT

Cecil Con Staff
Staff@Cecil-Con.com

Web Master & Event Coordinator
Meredith S. Keating

Phone: 443-252-2800
Meredith@Cecil-Con.com

Cecil College
Shawn Markey

Phone: 443-907-1451
smarkey@cecil.edu

If you would like to host a panel at the convention then please fill out the application. We’d like to have you attend to make Cecil Con a success!

2018 PANEL SCHEDULE

Room A

The Joys and Perils of Making Indie Games

Time: 11am-11:50am
Category: Video Gaming

Make games? Want to make games? Like a good laugh? Then this panel is for you! Come by and listen to local independent game developers tell tales of sorrow and success while following their dreams of creating video games!

Panelists: Jeremy Bregermann, Ben Cutler, Ryan Yearsley, Julia Holdnack
Luna Wolf Studios has a table in the Video Game Center with games to demo. Stop by and visit them!

Room B

Anatomy of a Fight Scene

Time: 12:30-12:50pm
Category: Creative Writing

Ever thought the D&D Campaign you’ve played in would make a great novel?

It probably wouldn’t.

But there are things the game can teach you about writing gripping, memorable fight scenes. Join fantasy novelist Daniel M. Ford to learn the principles you can carry from your RPG experience into the crafting of fiction.

Panelist: Daniel M. Ford
Dan has a table in the Artist/Author Alley with books available for sale and signings. Stop by and visit him!

Haiku and Beyond, a History of Japanese Poetry

Time: 1-1:50pm
Category: Creative Writing

Most people have heard of the Haiku, but Japanese poetry had a history of over 1000 years before the Haiku took the form we know it as today. The publishers of Local Gems Press will explore the history of Japanese poetry and discuss the forms.

Panelists: James P. Wagner, Nick Hale
Local Gems Press has a table in the Artist/Author Alley with books available for sale and signings. Stop by and visit them!

Hook ‘Em From the Start: The Power of Your Tale’s First Line

Time: 2-2:50pm
Category: Creative Writing

We love the stories we’re writing and we can’t wait for folks to read them. But how long are you planning to make your readers wait, until you give them something powerfully interesting to think about? Even the very first line of a full-length novel can accomplish many things for you, as you fight for attention against all the distractions in the reader’s life. Don’t wait! Make the first page turn by itself, powered by an unforgettable first line.

Panelist: Will Hahn
Will has a table in the Artist/Author Alley with books available for sale and signings. Stop by and visit him!