Mysticon 2013 Photo Gallery

Mysticon 2013 was held from Friday, February 22, through Sunday, February 24 at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia. With more activities and panels, more guests, and more attendees, the convention was bigger and better than ever. After spending a month mostly confined to the house, hopping around on one foot and crutches, I had a week to get used to hobbling with an air cast before the convention. I managed better than I expected, and I’d like to give a shoutout to all the kind people who held elevators and opened doors and otherwise helped a semi-invalid. You all are awesome!

This post is a photo gallery of convention scenes. If you want more information about the convention itself, please check out my post for the Author Chronicles.

Sing-along with Danny Birt, Feb 22

Sing-along with Danny Birt, Feb 22

Panel: YA Lit - Breathing New Life into SF-F with M D'Ambrosio, Z Steele, S Jaffe, M Collette, A Kontis, Y Hulet, Feb 22

Panel: YA Lit – Breathing New Life into SF-F with Mike D’Ambrosio, Zachary Steele, Stuart Jaffe, Marcia Collette, Alethea Kontis, & Ysabelle Hulet, Feb 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel: Remembering Ray Bradbury with Allen Wold, Paul Dellinger, John French, David Halperin & Orson Scott Card, Feb 22

Panel: Remembering Ray Bradbury with Allen Wold, Paul Dellinger, John French, David Halperin & Orson Scott Card, Feb 22

Panel: Kickstarting Your Project with Mark Davis, Devo Spice, and Steve Long, Feb 22

Panel: Kickstarting Your Project with Mark Davis, Devo Spice & Steve Long, Feb 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

My apologies to Larry Elmore. He was also part of the Kickstarting Your Project panel, but he arrived after I took the photo and his story was so interesting that I neglected to get out my camera and take another photo.

Panel: POW! SMASH! BONK! Writing Fight Scenes & More! with Stuart Jaffe, Emmy Jackson, A J Scudiere, Keith DeCandido, Mike D'Ambrosio & Bill Rockwell, Feb 23

Panel: POW! SMASH! BONK! Writing Fight Scenes & More! with Stuart Jaffe, Emmy Jackson, A J Scudiere, Keith DeCandido, Mike D’Ambrosio & Bill Rockwell, Feb 23

An Hour with Author Guest of Honor Orson Scott Card, Feb 23

An Hour with Author Guest of Honor Orson Scott Card, Feb 23

 

The Dealers' Room, Feb 23

The Dealers’ Room, Feb 23

The Dealers' Room, Feb 23

The Dealers’ Room, Feb 23

 

Game playing area, Feb 23

Game playing area, Feb 23

Amazing contraption in the hall, Feb 23

Amazing contraption in the hall, Feb 23

 

Panel: Grasping for the Stars with Peter Prellwitz, Consortium 499 & Paul Dellinger, Feb 23

Panel: Grasping for the Stars with Peter Prellwitz, Consortium 499 & Paul Dellinger, Feb 23

Panel: Grasping for the Stars moderator, Gary Rinehart, Feb 23

Panel: Grasping for the Stars moderator, Gary Rinehart, Feb 23

 

Panel: Writing Believable Characters with Steve Dorning, Zachary Steele, CJ Henderson, Betty Cross & Allen Wold, Feb 23

Panel: Writing Believable Characters with Zachary Steele, CJ Henderson, Betty Cross & Allen Wold, Feb 23

Panel: Writing Believable Characters with Steve Dorning, Zachary Steele, CJ Henderson, Betty Cross & Allen Wold, Feb 23

Panel: Writing Believable Characters with Steve Dorning, Zachary Steele, CJ Henderson, Betty Cross & Allen Wold, Feb 23

 

Panel: More Than Human with Bill Rockwell, Mike Pederson & Dr. James Prego, Feb 23

Panel: More Than Human with Bill Rockwell, Mike Pederson & Dr. James Prego, Feb 23

Panel: Libraries in Today's and Tomorrow's Society with Mechelle Fox, Davey Beauchamp, Steven H Wison, Claire Covington, Nathan Flinchum & Tally Johnson, Feb 23

Panel: Libraries in Today’s and Tomorrow’s Society with Mechelle Fox, Davey Beauchamp, Steven H Wilson, Claire Covington, Nathan Flinchum & Tally Johnson, Feb 23

 

Panel: White Hats & Black Hats with Peter Prellwitz, Leona Wisoker, Allen Wold, Glenda Finkelstein & Mark Davis, Feb 23

Panel: White Hats & Black Hats with Peter Prellwitz, Leona Wisoker, Allen Wold, Glenda Finkelstein & Mark Davis, Feb 23

Author Guest of Honor Orson Scott Card and Fan Guest of Honor Mike Pederson, Feb 23

Author Guest of Honor Orson Scott Card and Fan Guest of Honor Mike Pederson, Feb 23

 

Iron Authors Team One -- A. J. Scudiere, Stuart Jaffee & Gregory Eatroff, Feb 23

Iron Authors Team One — A. J. Scudiere, Stuart Jaffee & Gregory Eatroff, Feb 23

Iron Authors Team Two - Emmy Jackson, Danny Birt & Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Feb 23

Iron Authors Team Two – Emmy Jackson, Danny Birt & Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Feb 23

 

Iron Authors Team Two-and-a-half -- Keith R. A. DeCandido, KT Pinto & Jason Cordova, Feb 23

Iron Authors Team Two-and-a-half — Keith R. A. DeCandido, KT Pinto & Jason Cordova, Feb 23

The Iron Authors competition is a challenge for authors and a fun event for the audience. The first author in the team of three begins a story and writes for two minutes and must use a word or phrase or character (et cetera) suggested by the audience. Then the second author on the team continues the story, incorporating another audience suggestion. The third author gets another audience suggestion and completes the story. The results are often wild and hilarious. Copies of the stories created at Mysticon are auctioned off to raise money for the convention scholarship.

Panel: CSI in Fantasy & Sci-Fi Settings with Travis Surber, John L. French, Steve Long, Laina Martin, Keith R. A. DeCandido & Dr. James Prego, Feb 24

Panel: CSI in Fantasy & Sci-Fi Settings with Travis Surber, John L. French, Steve Long, Laina Martin, Keith R. A. DeCandido & Dr. James Prego, Feb 24

Panel: Young Adults - What Are They Really Thinking with JM Lee, Cassidy Cornblatt, Ysabelle Hulet, Maura Lydon & Angela Pritchett, Feb 24

Panel: Young Adults – What Are They Really Thinking with JM Lee, Cassidy Cornblatt, Ysabelle Hulet, Maura Lydon & Angela Pritchett, Feb 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About J. Thomas Ross

Since retiring from a career as a high school English and history teacher, I've been pursuing a career as a writer. My main interest is in writing novels, but I've also written short stories and poetry and done a little editing on the side. I am currently working on a Young Adult novel. One of my poems - "Winter" - won an award at the 2010 Philadelphia Writers Conference, and you can find my fantasy short story "A Rock Is a Rock Is a Rock ... Or Is It?" in the anthology Tales of Fortannis: A Bard's Eye View, which is available in print and Kindle format from Amazon and as an e-book from Double Dragon Press.
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