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David Liss’s ArmadilloCon Schedule

Meet Special Guest David Liss at ArmadilloCon! He will be talking about both comics and historical fantasy, autographing books, and even indulging in a round of Fannish Feud, ArmadilloCon’s annual fans vs. pros game!

Opening Ceremonies
Fri 7:00 PM-7:30 PM Ballroom D
N. Drayden, D. Liss, M. R. Maresca, G. Villarreal, J. Miles*
The formal start of the con. Get introduced to the con’s major guests, and attend the Meet the Pros party afterward.

Historical Fantasy
Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM Ballroom F
D. A. Durham*, D. Liss, J. M. McDermott, P. Sarath
Ranging back to the ancient world all to way up to living memory, history is filled with opportunities to tweak with magic or monsters to make into fresh fantasy settings. What’s the appeal of setting a novel outside the present? What perils crop up when your readers may personally remember that time period? How much research are you going to have to do? (A lot.)

David Liss Interview
Sat 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom D
D. A. Durham*, D. Liss
An interview with our Special Guest.

Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Dealers’ Room
R. Eudaly, D. Liss

Fannish Feud
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom D
A. Downum, D. Liss, M. R. Maresca, G. Villarreal, S. Felix, J. Juday, T. Wilson
Fans vs Pros trivia game.

Creators Talk Comics
Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Ballroom D
P. Benjamin, B. Foster, D. Liss, A. Porter*
Our panel of professional comics writers and artists discuss the creative process and noteworthy comics and creators.

David Liss is the author of fourteen novels, as well as numerous novellas and short stories. His previous books include A Conspiracy of Paper which was named a New York Times Notable Book and won the 2001 Barry, MacAvity and Edgar awards for Best First novel. The Coffee Trader was also named a New York Times Notable Book and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the year’s 25 Books to Remember. Many of his novels are currently being developed for television or film.  Liss has worked on numerous comics projects, including Black Panther and Mystery Men for Marvel, The Spider and Green Hornet for Dynamite, and Angelica Tomorrow.

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Nicky Drayden’s ArmadilloCon Schedule

ArmadilloCon 2021 Guest of Honor Nicky Drayden will be doing something a little different as Guest of Honor.  She is not be able to physically be at the hotel, but she’s participating anyway! Expect to see her on panels, a reading, and, yes, even possibly chatting with people as she goes down the hall (so cyberpunk!).  If you were hoping to get books signed by her, don’t worry. We’re doing a virtual signing with real books.  This is going to be different, but FUN — we promise! 

Friday 1900 Ballroom D Opening Ceremonies
Fri 7:00 PM-7:30 PM Ballroom D
N. Drayden, D. Liss, M. R. Maresca, G. Villarreal, J. Miles*
The formal start of the con. Get introduced to the con’s major guests, and attend the Meet the Pros party afterward.

Saturday 1200 Ballroom D LIVE PODCAST: Bad Roll Models
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Ballroom D
M. Bey*, N. Drayden, S. G. Wilson
We’re an RPG improv comedy podcast playing the not-QUITE-forgotten role playing games of the 1980s. We’re having fun around the kitchen table just like we used to do it, except now we have mics and can legally buy beer.

Saturday 1600 Ballroom D Nicky Drayden Interview
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Ballroom D
M. Bey*, N. Drayden
An interview with our Guest of Honor.

Saturday 1700 Dealers’ Room Virtual Meet Nicky Drayden & Autographing
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Dealers’ Room
D. Cherry, N. Drayden, J. Fotinos, P. Griffin, B. Gibbs
Talk to our Guest of Honor online. Also get in-person autographs from other guests.

Saturday 2000 Ballroom F The Joy of Podcasting
Sat 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Ballroom F
M. Bey, N. Drayden, M. Finn, B. Gibbs*
What makes people gather to record and broadcast their discussions about shared interests? How do they build and attract an audience of devoted listeners? What makes this medium special?

Sunday 1500 Ballroom D Reading
Sun 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Ballroom D
Nicky Drayden
Our Guest of Honor reads.

ArmadilloCon 2021 Guests

Professor Griffin Presents THAT’S EXPLOITATION!

Do the film titles Torso, Eyeball, Night of the Bloody Apes, and Bloodsucking Freaks bring back fond memories? Are you a Psychotronic, Something Weird, Video Search of Miami, grindhouse lover who gets excited to watch Dr. Butcher M.D., Deranged, or Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde?

Then join Fangoria TV’s Professor Griffin and his assistant, Dan-Dan, Saturday at 10 PM, you sick Mutants!

We’ll be celebrating the questionable “art” of sleazoid, late night, drive-in, grindhouse films. Come early to be a contestant and win prizes!

WARNING: If you’re squeamish or easily offended…please stay away. This is an 18 and older show only!