Schedule of Events - Friday

Introduction to ConFusion

  • Friday 6:00p - 7:00p
  • Dennison 3&4

So this is your first Con? Come along and find out from others who've been here before what to do, how to have fun and other exciting things at ConFusion

(Diane Frkan)

Bead Bonanza

  • Friday 6:00p - 7:00p
  • KidFusion

Come decorate your badge holders or make necklaces, bracelets and anklets

(Lisa Garrison-Ragsdale)

Geek Off -- Dr. Who'verse

  • Friday 6:00p - 6:25p
  • Salon H

Join with other Fans of the Dr. Who universe to find out who knows it best! Winners move on to the finals on Sunday

FILK: Hang' Out w/ Tom Smith

  • Friday 7:00p - 8:00p
  • Niles 1&2

Hangin' Out with Tom Smith

(Tom Smith)

Preemie Growth Project

  • Friday 7:00p - 8:00p
  • Dennison1&2

A medical study on trying to catch premature infants up in 2-6 months using trace mineral supplementation.

(Ida Briggs)

Devil of a BellyDancing Workout

  • Friday 7:00p - 8:00p
  • Dennison 3&4

Give your muscles a workout that they will never forget. Great for people that spend to much of their day sitting. Learn to isolate and work different muscle groups in order to strengthen yoru body. Wear comfortable clothing.

(Shetan Noir)

Reading with Catherynne Valente

  • Friday 7:00p - 8:00p
  • Board Room

Join our Guest of Honor for a reading of her choosing

AASFA Grant Proposals

  • Friday 7:00p - 8:00p
  • Concierage Lounge

The Ann Arbor Science Fiction Association Board room is giving away micro-grants to enable more fun at ConFusion... come present your ideas.

What's Up with Mayfair

  • Friday 7:00p - 8:00p
  • Salon H

Come and see the folks from MayFair games present what is new with them this year.

Cartoon Crazienss

  • Friday 7:00p - 8:00p
  • KidFusion

Cartooning for/with Kids withour favorite cartoonist

(Kurt Erichson)

Move it, Move it

  • Friday 8:00p - 9:00p
  • KidFusion

Join the fun as we shake our sillies out and jump our jumpies out

(Lisa Garrison-Ragsdale)

Carnival the HBO Show

  • Friday 8:00p - 9:00p
  • Dennison1&2

Come discuss withour panelist the show from HBO -- Carnival. Get in the spirit of this years theme, Creepy Carnival early!

(Ed Gardiner)

Opening Ceremonies

  • Friday 8:00p - 9:00p
  • Salon E

Join in the fun of opening ceremonies. See who all the Guests of Honor are. And get the Con off to a great start!

(Catherynne Valente, Peter Beagle, Matt Busch, Steve Collins, SJ Tucker, Steve Gibbs)

Trends in Supernatural Romance: The transformation of the European Bete Noire

  • Friday 8:00p - 9:00p
  • Salon H

What happened to scary Vampires/Werewolves and things that go bump in the night? How did we get from them to Twilight, True Blood and our modern versions?

(Mia Tokatlian)

Filking around with Phil Mills

  • Friday 9:00p - 10:00p
  • Niles 1&2

Listen to the music of Phil Mills

(Phil Mills)

Virtual Project Runway

  • Friday 9:00p - 10:20p
  • Dennison1&2

"How do I make THIS?" Bring your cosstume designs, ideas and pipe-dreams to this brainstorming session and get guidance on how to approach the creation and construction of your project. Bring illustrations, source material, even that half-finished costume that's been sitting in the back of your closet for 5 years! We'll discuss techniques and resources to help you "Make It Work!"

(Sharon McGunigle)

Concert Setup

  • Friday 9:00p - 10:00p
  • Dennison 3&4

No program book for this item, just notice

Desert Reception

  • Friday 9:00p - 10:00p
  • Salon F

Writing Games with Tcl/TK

  • Friday 9:00p - 10:00p
  • Salon G

Introduction to Tcl/Tk and get to simple number-guessing games

(Clif Flynt)

Corsetry 101

  • Friday 9:00p - 10:00p
  • Salon H

A look at corsets through the ages, myths about the garment and modern corsetry. A simple breakdown for those with a waist wanting some training

(Duae Cat, Alexa)

Laser Show

  • Friday 10:00p - 11:00p
  • Salon E

Watch our areas premier Laser Show!

(Illuminatus 2.0, Mike Gould, David Bloom, Wayne Gillis, Steve Rich)

Stone Crazy Pirates

  • Friday 10:00p - 11:00p
  • Dennison 3&4

Come listen and enjoy the music of Stone Crazy Pirates!

(Stone Crazy Pirates)

Starry Starry Night

  • Friday 11:00p - Saturday 12:00m
  • Niles 1&2