"German Grissecon" Program Announced
May 4, 2005
The program for the first German Grissecon convention has been
announced! Grissecon is
set to be part of the the annual Feencon, July 9-10 in Bonn/Bad
Below is the program for the two-day event, designed by Marja
Kettner with the assistance of Storm Constantine:
Friday, July 8, 2005
Check in at hotel, set up. No programming at the convention.
Saturday, July 9, 2005
11:00 Wendy Darling talks about the history of Wraeththu
and presents the books and their ideas. English and German.
11:30 Dealer table opens.
12:00 Marja Kettner talks about her inspiration for Wraeththu
and her development of the photo project.
12:30 Storm Constantine speaks about her inspirations for
Wraeththu and the development of the Wraeththu Mythos. English.
Moderator: Vinai Kopp (German).
13:00 Lunch, dealers hall still open.
14:00 Breaking Taboos: Androgyny and Alternative Sexuality
in Fantasy and Related Themes. The general literature seems
to offer more and more room for themes like alternative gender
and sexuality. Which works fall under this category and which
authors are involved in it? What difficulties and prejudices
to author face in getting such works published? Moderator:
Wendy Darling (English and German). Joining the discussion are:
Storm Constantine (English), Francisco Bosh, Vinai Kopp.
15:00 The Art of Role Playing. Will modern role-playing
be cannibalized, just to make a few quick Euros? Has the industry
lost the founding ideas? Also, if the market is booming, is the
quality of wares which are available as good as it used to be in
the past? Also, a discussion of the newly published Wraeththu RPG
and other new games, which belong in the D20 category. Moderator:
Gabriel Strange (English with German player Nele Bübl as interpreter?)
From USA/England: Angus Abrason, Lydia Wood, Andy Peregrine,
16:00 German reading by journalist Marion Müller
of the revised version of the first Wraeththu book, recently translated.
17:00 How You Become Har. Includes models from
the photo book. Several of the performers talk about their experiences
transforming into “har” and how they’ve made
it happen. German/English. Moderator: Marja Kettner, as a guest
of the models.
18:00 Fashion show in the “Middle Ages Market Area.” The “Catwalk
of Immanion,” the magical fashions of Sven Weber.
20:00 Fireworks in the park with a surprise…
Sunday, July 10, 2005
11:00 Dealer tables will open.
12:00 Storm Constantine reads from the Wraeththu books. English.
13:00 Ways of the Wyrd. Is magic real? What’s
really true? Can you learn it from a book? Participants talk about
their experiences and experiments with magic and other phenomenon – and
maybe offer some interesting surprises. Moderator: Storm Constantine
(English), Vinai Kopp (German).
15:00 The "Slash Phenomenon." What
is the fascination with “Slash” in fiction and art?
How did it get to be one of the most discussed and population genre
on the Internet? Fan fiction enthusiasts can discuss this with
the authors. Moderator: Wendy Darling, Nele Bübl
and guests for discussion.
16:00 From Enchantment to Fulfilment. Gabriel and
friends play a round of the new Wraeththu RPG; interested parties
17:00 Costume contest for all visitors and participants.
Storm Constantine and a surprise guest sit on the jury.
Seven years running,
Feencon invites a crowd of over 2,500 guests for a weekend of
table top gaming, card games, book dealing, and Lord of the Ring
fans. Well-known authors like Wolfgang Hohbein or Monika Felten
appear and in 2005 there will be a big Vampire LARP, Medieval
music, a costume contest and a camp in the nearby country. Information: http://www.feencon-forum.de.vu.
For more information on Grissecon, read the earlier news item,
"German Grissecon Set for 2005 in Bonn."