Friday and Saturday will be jam-packed with panels, workshops, and many other fun events. Here’s the hour-by-hour schedule, and see below for a description of events as well.
◆ Questions for these panels will be solicited before and during the event via cards, and chosen during the panel by the moderator.
Family Reunion/Meet the Cousins
Meet friends old and new with silly icebreaker games and a cousin scavenger hunt!
YW Book Discussion
A semi-structured group discussion about anything and everything Young Wizards. #notyoudd, spoiler friendly
Preliminary Exercises: Yoga
Get the wizardry flowing with a short YW themed yoga class! All power levels and bodies welcome.
Mark Oshiro leads this session on editing and having your work edited, which will include some group editing, collabing, and writing time.
Neurodiversity in YW
Discussion circle about neurodiversity in the YW series, in the fandom, and in ourselves. Open to anyone who identifies as neurodivergent, however you choose to define it. Participation in the discussion is wholly optional, you’re welcome to engage or not however you choose. #notyoudd
Diane Reads/Mark Reads
Various times, check the schedule above
Join our GoH for multiple reading sessions over the course of the con—Diane and Mark will read selections of their own works. Mark will also read something from the YW universe.
Star Trek Panel ◆
Diane talks about Star Trek as well as some of her other non-wizardly work.
A panel of punsters compete against each other in a pun-off. The audience gets to vote by pelting them with crochet tomatoes!
Everyone’s favorite collective storytelling game returns with newer and wackier tales to tell! Featuring our Mark, Diane, and others regaling us with stories of their greatest adventures.
If you’re not quite ready to present your project for the Invitational, join us in the quiet hangout space for crafting time and supplies to help get it ready!
Present your greatest spell to our panel of Seniors! Come one and all to our wizardly science fair, where attendees will share projects they’ve created to demonstrate both real and wizardly phenomenon. Everyone gets to vote for their favorites, but the final judging will be done by our GoH!
Engagement with Canon ◆
Diane, Mark, and others talk about different ways of engaging with the canon of our favorite works of fiction, including literary criticism, transformative works, and engaging with creators online.
Explore the universe from the comfort of your seat, as Alex and Sky take you through the astronomy of Young Wizards.
Science in Sci-Fi ◆
Diane and Mark in conversation on how science and sci-fi interact across different mediums, with questions from Kate Howells.
Linguistics: So You Want to Be Carmela
Sarah talks about how sounds make up spoken language, including looking at sounds that are common and uncommon cross-linguistically. Saturday, 3:00pm
Light, Overshadowed, Evil
Lions and tigers and wizards, oh my! Join us for a discussion of wizardly taxonomy as we explore what species may have wizardry, what it looks like for them, and if there are any fully overshadowed species *coughgeesecough* #notyoudd
Horror Stories from Publishing
Diane and author Lyndsay Ely tell their best/worst stories from the publishing world.
Open mic night returns! Featuring some YW-inspired music and other favorites, as well as poetry and sing-a-longs, come be a part of this musical event.
Quiet Hangout Space
Available throughout the con for quiet hangout time. We’ll have some puzzles, crafting supplies, and other quiet activities available.