PROGRAMMING AT MULTIVERSE
Director of Programming: Richard Fife
Assistants: Robbie Hilliard and Lisa Wood
Multiverse offers a broad and exciting selection of panels, gaming, book signings, cosplay, art, parties, demos, workshops, and special events across all three days of the convention.
Programming will start at 1pm Friday, October 18th, with the Opening Ceremonies and continue through to 4pm Sunday, October 20th, with the Closing Ceremonies. Panel and event blocks will last 60 minutes unless otherwise noted, and there will be a 30 minute gap between the end of one block and the start of the next. Access to programming and events is included with your convention membership unless otherwise noted (typically for workshops that have a materials’ cost). We will release a detailed programming schedule closer to the convention start date.
There are 9 “Tracks” of programming at Multiverse:
Three rooms all about geeking out over your favorite things. These tracks are divided broadly by genre:
GEEK: Horror: The human mind is fascinated by fear. Monsters, murderers, the unknown, things that go bump in the night, and all the thrills and chills that go with them. If you like to be scared, you’ll love what we have in store for you! Track Director: Crystal Connor
GEEK: Fantasy: Swords and sorcery, wizards and witches, knights and dragons? Sure, we’ve got all that… but so much more too! From urban fantasy and sword & soul to dark fantasy and magical realism, come experience all the weird and wonderful worlds the Fantasy track has to offer. Track Director: Gerald Coleman
GEEK: Science Fiction: Artificial intelligence. Alien cultures. Parallel universes. Nanotech. Galactic empires. Generation ships. Post-apocalypse survival, alternate histories, possible futures. There’s SO MUCH to talk about in science fiction, we could never fit it all into one weekend… but we’re going to try! Track Director: K. Ceres Wright
Game Room Coordinator: Phil Collins
Track Director: Sean Hillman
The Multiverse Gaming Room is a fun, comfortable space to meet up with friends (or make new ones) and play, buy, and learn the best tabletop, collectible/card, and RPG games. The Gaming Room is also a place to enjoy fascinating panels and discussions on game design and creation.
Track Director: Venessa Giunta
All about the business, craft, and art of writing. A mix of workshops and panel discussions for writers of all experience & career levels. Come hear what our accomplished authors, editors, and agents have to say about the writing life; get exclusive advice and tips, ask questions, and walk away with a new perspective to help you become the best writer you can be.
Track Director: Lanie Barmore
Make something cool and take it with you! Workshops on all sorts of geeky crafts, such as chainmail, stained glass, bookbinding, costuming, and more! Space is limited and requires advanced signup and, in some cases, a workshop fee. Specific workshop subjects TBD.
Track Director: TBD
A place to get to know our author guests better as they talk about their experiences and careers in writing.
Track Director: Rhonda Jackson Joseph
Come feed your brain some tasty new information. LEARN is a track of interesting, accessible academic presentations designed for the discerning geek who’s always curious and seeking knowledge. From obscure history to cool new science, there’s something in LEARN to pique anyone’s interest.
If you are interested in doing an academic presentation for the Multiverse LEARN track, please review our Call for Papers regarding presentation guidelines.
Track Director: TBD
Large venue events, from speed-friending to live podcasts to dance parties to karaoke. Come together and be with your tribe!