Workshops Track

April 20, 2018
  • Patterns:  Adjusting them to fit You

    April 20, 2018  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Gardenia

    Ever bought a pattern, spent hours sewing it up, and it still doesn't fit like you want? In this class we will demonstrate common alterations to make your patterns fit. These will have your friends going from "aww, you made that?" to "YOU made That?!" Students will make the alterations on half-scale paper patterns to take home for reference.

    Panelists: Molly Weiss

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  • The Murky Bog: Fanfiction & Copyright

    April 20, 2018  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Gardenia

    Hey fans! Who doesn't love fanfiction and fantart? They are wonderful ways to immerse yourselves into your favorite worlds. Well, it turns out your favorite content creators might not. There has been much debate on where these works stand in the copyright sphere and the question grows ever more prominent as the Internet becomes even more integral to our fandoms.  All are welcome to join intellectual property attorney Ravi Persaud and Dragonsteel's Isaac Stewart as they try to help you work through the murky world of fan works!  

    *No legal advice will be given at this panel, so please do not come expecting any.*
    Panelists: Ravi Persaud, Isaac Stewart

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  • Homecoming Mums: What in the World?

    April 20, 2018  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Gardenia

    Build a homecoming mum of your very own. Get help and advice from crafters who can explain this southern American tradition. Supplies provided for various fees, going to the Charity. A $45 fee will create a full mum.  Other fees based on how much you bling out your mum. People are allowed to bring their own bling and ribbons to add to the materials at hand.

    Panelists: Deana Whitney, Jamie Cybert, Sarah Dauro

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  • Homecoming Mums: Open craft time

    April 20, 2018  8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gardenia

    Open workshop time for people to work on their homecoming mums in a come and go fashion. Supplies will be provide for various fees. A $45 fee will create a full mum.  Other fees based on how much you bling out your mum. People are allowed to bring their own bling and ribbons too to add to the materials at hand.

    Panelists: Deana Whitney, Jamie Cybert, Sarah Dauro

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April 21, 2018
  • SCA class - Leather tooling

    April 21, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Gardenia

    Beginners leather workshop; make and take a tooled key fob. Learn some basic leather construction, and several  basic tooling techniques for designs on pre-cut leather fobs.  Children need to be an adult to attend and be able to safely swing a hammer.   Class Limit: 15, Supply fee $10.00

    Panelists: Joshua Bush

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  • SCA class - Brewing

    April 21, 2018  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Gardenia

    An overview of old English brewing in early to late period England. An over view of period yeast, hop use, herbs and period laws governing brewing.

    Panelists: MKA Lawrence Carey

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  • Dancing - West Coast Swing

    April 21, 2018  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Dunwoody B, C

    Want to spin each other around the dance floor? No partner needed, come learn the basics of West Coast Swing in preparation for homecoming.

    Panelists: Brendan Oxford, Molly Weiss

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  • Creating Stormlight Glyphs

    April 21, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Gardenia

    Man and women both can learn how to write Stormlight glyphs, from their creator. A very different style of calligraphy.   Bring your own prefered pen style, or some calligraphy pens will be available for $3.50.  Graph paper will be provided.  Class limit 25.

    Panelists: Isaac Stewart

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  • Running a Fan Store

    April 21, 2018  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Gardenia

    Tips, advice, examples of how best to run an online store of your goods. 

    Panelists: Kara Stewart, Emily Sanderson

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  • Drawing Workshop - Kaladin Stormblessed

    April 21, 2018  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Gardenia

    Artist Nat Rodgers teaches her method for designing and sketching her unofficial (but much loved) version of Kaladin, from author Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive. This workshop focuses on an easy, comic-book style portrait that anyone can do with practice, but also includes a number of tips for drawing and cartooning various character types at any level of experience. Along with drawing the character, participants will walk through the thought process of designing facial structure to match personality archetypes, and receive all take-home materials necessary to practice after the class. Class limit 15. Supply Fee $15.00, which includes a Strathmore notepad and various pencils.

    Panelists: Nat Rodgers

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April 22, 2018
  • Lace Making

    April 22, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Gardenia

    Make a bookmark while learning the basics of bobbin lace making.   Class limit 10; Supply fee $5.00. 

    Panelists: Rachel Little

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  • Bracelet Weaving

    April 22, 2018  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Gardenia

    Learn to create woven bracelets on specially designed small looms. We will be using yarns of various fibers, colors, and textures to create one of a kind items. Easy for beginning weavers, but fun for advanced weavers too. Class limit 15. Supply fee $15.00, which includes the loom and yarn to take home with you.

    Panelists: Sarah Dauro

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  • Pewter Casting

    April 22, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Gardenia

    Using premade soapstone molds, students will learn to safely handle liquid metal for casting. A demo of soapstone carving will help students know how to creater their own molds at home. Fans of Scadrial will recognize the mold. Students must be at least 13 years old. Those 13 to 17, must be accompanied by an adult. Class limit 20. Supply Fee $5.00 to take home your pewter.
    Observation allowed for free.
    Panelists: Brandyn Butler

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  • Making Con-safe weapons

    April 22, 2018  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Gardenia

    Learn to make "Con-safe" weapons using worbla and other materials useful in creating props and armor for cosplay. All can watch the class demo. If you wish to take some worbla home to practice, the cost is $5.00.

    Panelists: Lyndsey Luther

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