The theme of this year’s Steamcon II (Nov 19th-21st) in Seattle is Weird Westerns, and yours truly will be in the thick of it, hawking the Merkabah Rider and speaking on a couple panels, taking pics of the cool costumes.
Here’s my schedule.
Friday the 19th
Merkabah Rider: The Mensch With No Name 5:00PM – 5:30PM
Suite by Pool, Marriott
A reading from the above.
Saturday (Nov 20th)
Buffalo Bill Cody and The Wild West Show 2:00PM – 3:00PM Emerald C, Hilton
Colonel Buffalo Bill Cody revolutionized popular entertainment and originated many of the modern concepts of special event marketing and promotions. He invented the Rodeo and his Wild West Show transformed the American cowboy from a dirty outsider to a beloved hero and national icon.
Edward M. Erdelac (M), Tom Fritter, Richard Stephens
Sunday (Nov 21st)
Hoodoo: American Magic 11:00 AM – Noon Emerald B, Hilton
Hoodoo is folk magic traditionally practiced in the American South. This will be a discussion of the fantastical elements of American folklore—the spells, conjurers, and history of hoodoo magic.
Edward M. Erdelac (M), M.K. Hobson, Suzanne Jachim
Fact vs. Fiction: Gunfights Noon – 1:00 PM
Emerald A, Hilton
Mythology and folklore often exaggerate the skills of famous gunfighters. Most of these historical figures were not capable of trick shooting. Nor did they necessarily have a reputation for precision sharpshooting. In reality, skill at gun fighting involved luck and survival instinct as opposed to fancy, stylistic gunplay. We will explore what really happened during a gunfight.
Duane Matthews (M), Edward M. Erdelac, Tom Fritter
Wild Wild West 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Emerald A, Hilton
Television or Movie? We’ll discuss the pros and cons.
Garth Stubbs (M), Edward M. Erdelac
If you’re around, stop by and see me. I’ll also be manning a table on Author’s Row all weekend.
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