As noted in his biography, Fred Patten suffered a serious stroke in 2005. Due to long-term consequences, and other health care considerations, Fred is unable to attend in person. Recently, BCTV staff traveled to Los Angeles and taped an extensive interview. His videotaped interview will be shown in the Grand Ballroom on Sunday morning at 10am.
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Imagine what it was like for Ngila Dixon when Peter Jackson selected her to design the costumes for "Lord of the Rings" based on the books and her own imagination. Now imagine the producer of a soon to be announced movie, "John Carter of Mars," based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' books, has invited several teams of noted costume designers to pitch their concepts. Only one will be chosen, and the winning designs will be what generations of fans remember, and YOU are the audience.
Four teams are currently preparing designs – color themes, sketches, swatches, maquettes, maybe even some pieces and props. The designs and write-ups will be exhibited as part of the art show so that BayCon members can examine them at their leisure and vote for favorites.
On Sunday, there will be a panel where the teams present their
concepts and answer questions from the audience. Visitors to the exhibit
and audience members will have the opportunity to provide feedback and
"hire" their favorite entry. The results will be announced
either at the end of the panel or in the final
Where: Camino Real Room
When: Sunday, 10 a.m.
In most cases, any "writers' workshop" is a private, behind closed doors affair, inviting speculation on ancient and tribal rites. This panel is designed to bring to the public what the process looks and sounds like. Using submissions from the audience members, our panelists will quickly mark up and present a critique. All of our Iron Editors have been published themselves, and have a very good idea of what a story needs to get published.
What is it? Your chance to have up to 2 double spaced pages of creative writing critiqued right before your eyes by our panel of published authors. Either bring your submission or drop it off in the box at the INFORMATION DESK. You must be present to have your submission critiqued! The more – the merrier!! Also, non submitting Audience Members required.
How: The exact format will be determined by how many submissions we receive.