Important Note: Due to COVID restrictions, Marriott cannot provide water stations in the common areas.  MileHiCon strongly recommends everyone bring their own water bottles this year!

Start Time: 2:00 PM
Panel Name: How I Write
Come and learn from our authors about how they write. Are they pantsers? Plotters? Do they do it in breaks in their day or set aside specific times. Do they have word counts? They'll tell (nearly) all of their secrets.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Panel

Start Time: 2:00 PM
Panel Name: Moderator 101
Ever wanted to know how to be a moderator for a panel? Our team of experts will discuss what makes a good moderator and how to effectively moderate panels. Great for first time moderators, first time panelists, or those just looking to see how the panels get made.
Location: Evergreen F
Type: Panel

Start Time: 3:00 PM
Panel Name: Filing Off the Identifying Characteristics
We all know someone who's written about someone in their life, or admitted a character was based on someone in their life. Learn how to do it ethically, and in such a way that all of you readers don't immediately know who it is.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Panel

Start Time: 3:00 PM
Panel Name: Panelist 101
How does one be a good panelist? Heck, how do you even become a panelist? Our cadre of experts will talk about both how to get onto panels and also how to behave once you're on them. Recommended for newbie panelists.
Location: Evergreen F
Type: Panel

Start Time: 3:00 PM
Panel Name: Stasis - Using & Abusing
From Vernor Vinge's bobbling technology to the no-time food storage units of Robin Owens' Celta series, to Foreverware in Eerie, Indiana, writers have posited and used stasis fields in a variety of ways. But there are so many more things people might want to use them for ... practical, bizarre, felonious and more.
Location: Evergreen B
Type: Panel

Start Time: 3:00 PM
Panel Name: Group Reading: Weird Westerns
Join our authors as they read from their weird western works and discuss what exactly is a weird western.
Location: Conifer 3
Type: Reading

Start Time: 3:00 PM
Panel Name: Build A Super Hero Bear
Create your own mini superhero bear. Keychain sized friend to protect you, the city, the state, the country, the world, or the galaxy!
Location: Evergreen E
Type: Workshop

Start Time: 4:00 PM
Panel Name: An Hour with Aaron Michael Ritchey
Join Toastmaster Aaron Michael Ritchey for whatever he may have up his sleeve for an hour.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Event

Start Time: 4:00 PM
Panel Name: Afrofuturisim/Africanfuturism
What does a future beyond the white colonial gaze and western experience look like? Join our panelists as they discuss Afro and African futurism. their similarities, and differences.
Location: Evergreen F
Type: Panel

Start Time: 4:00 PM
Panel Name: Artifacts & Prop Making
That extra je ne sais quoi of a costume - the props that accompany it and the scene setting of an artifact - all of these play together to create a holistic vision. Learn from our panelists as they discuss ways to make props & artifacts.
Location: Evergreen B
Type: Panel

Start Time: 4:00 PM
Panel Name: How Far Can A Horse Actually Run?
We've all read fantasy where it seems like the horses are magical (or are magical, but still horse shaped) and they can run for hours or days without food or water or rest or proper care. Let's talk realistic fantasy travel via horses and other means.
Location: Conifer 1
Type: Panel

Start Time: 4:00 PM
Panel Name: Group Reading: Tales of the Fae
Join our authors as they read tales of the fae (dark fae, light fae, seelie and unseelie courts, and more) and discuss why we are so drawn to them.
Location: Conifer 3
Type: Reading

Start Time: 4:00 PM
Panel Name: Roundtable: Learning to Socalize Post-Pandemic
How does on socialize post-pandemic? Do we remember how to convention? Let's talk about it and see if we can figure it out.
Location: Crestone Peak
Type: Roundtable

Start Time: 4:00 PM
Panel Name: Exploring Audio Fiction w/Dice Tower Theatre
A journey where we will sample several Audiodrama samples and explore the differences in their production and presentation.  Ranging from narrated audiobooks to immersive audio theatre this method of storytelling is both exciting and unique.  Elements of High fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Young Adult and Horror will all be explored in this PG-13 session. A session where you will be encouraged to relax, listen and explore the imagination through your ears.
Location: Conifer 2
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 5:00 PM
Panel Name: Hooking Your Audience
How does one grab an audience and keep their attention? Our panelists will discuss the many ways of doing this, across many genres and media (books, short stories, movies, etc).
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Panel

Start Time: 5:00 PM
Panel Name: Flash Fiction: Chopped
Four authors, three rounds, and a basket of flash fiction ingredients from the audience. Whose words will reign supreme? Only one way to find out!
Location: Evergreen F
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 5:00 PM
Panel Name: Revisiting Childhood Favorites
Some books, movies, tv shows, etc are like a warm hug from your childhood that you can snuggle down into again. Others, not so much. How do we look back on our favorites from more adult perspectives and consider them, warts and all?
Location: Evergreen B
Type: Panel

Start Time: 5:00 PM
Panel Name: Dilithium, Kyber, and Other Crystals
The MacGuffins of space and beyond - fancy crystals that have mystical or scientific powers (warp drives, light sabers, cross-planetary communication) - which are our favorites, and which can our panelists do without? Which ones might actually have some grounding in truth and science?
Location: Conifer 1
Type: Panel

Start Time: 5:00 PM
Panel Name: The Future of Food
With climate change on the rise, bananas threatened by extinction, and fake meats coming ever closer to the real thing, what will our dinner table look like in the future? What trends do our panelists see emerging?
Location: Conifer 2
Type: Panel

Start Time: 5:00 PM
Panel Name: Group Reading: Military SF
Let's get down to brass tacks and shells with our authors as they read from their Military SF stories and talk about the enduring appeal of the solider and sailor.
Location: Conifer 3
Type: Reading

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Panel Name: Opening Ceremonies
Opening Ceremonies for MileHiCon 53 - this year's theme is Reboot - as we're all rebooting our selves post-2020 and learning to be among people again. New hotel, new Guests of Honor, and many new faces. Wear your favorite outfit from a show, book, or movie you'd like to see rebooted. (Or your favorite reboot).
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Event

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Panel Name: Elon Musk: Genius? Bond Villain? Both?
A man who generates strong opinions, positive and negative, and who just might be one white cat away from a Bond Villain. Our panelists will chat Elon's pros, cons, and maybe even his tweets.
Location: Evergreen F
Type: Panel

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Panel Name: FLCL (1-5, subtitled, TV-14)
Naota is a normal Japanese 6th grade boy, but when his older brother leaves for America to play baseball, his brother leaves his 17 year old girlfriend Mamimi behind. Mamimi is sending mixed signals and advances to Naota, and he doesn't know what to do about her. But to make matters worse, Naota's world is totally turned upside down when he is run over by a woman on a Vespa.
Location: Spruce 2
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Panel Name: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) PG-13
Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, and Hugo Weaving star. Joe Johnston directed this early Marvel Cinematic Universe film. The origin of Captain America during World War II. #10thAnniversary #ComicBookAdaptation #FanFavorite
Location: Cottonwood 1
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Panel Name: Open Gaming and Demos with the Envoys
Join Double Exposure's Envoys as the demo games. Library will be available for checkout and open gaming all weekend.
Location: Evergreen A
Type: Open Gaming

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Panel Name: Open Gaming and Demos with Cloven Fruit Games
Zero Zero, Alchemy Stones, Elemental Rummy, 13, or other assorted games by Cloven Fruit Games
Location: Evergreen A
Type: Open Gaming

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Panel Name: Sea of War demos with Abraxas Games
Sea of War is a tactical card game for up to 6 players. Take to the seas with attack and defense dice rolls, move your ship's card around the playing area while trying to sink your opponents. With three sets of rules for beginner, intermediate, and advanced play, you can play in as little as 30 minutes or you can turn it into an epic struggle that can take hours to play. Meant for all ages.Will you be victorious or sink into the blue depths?
Location: Evergreen A
Type: Open Gaming

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Panel Name: Reckoners w/ John Eakins
The Reckoners, a game based on the young adult fantasy novels by Brandon Sanderson, allows players to take on the roles of the novels' protagonists and work together to save the world. It is a simultaneous, co-operative game for 1-6 players that plays in 75 minutes.
Location: Evergreen A
Type: Scheduled Game

Start Time: 6:00 PM
Panel Name: Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition with David Morgan
Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition is an engine-building game in which players control interplanetary corporations with the goal of making Mars habitable (and profitable).
Location: Evergreen A
Type: Scheduled Game

Start Time: 6:30 PM
Panel Name: Avistrum Opens to the Public
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 7:00 PM
Panel Name: Kid/Teen Lightsaber Fighting
Younglings! Put your training to the test! Fight one on one using lightsabers with other people your age.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 7:00 PM
Panel Name: Storytime with Danyda
Put on your jammies and come join Miss Danyda for her long-beloved storytime here at MileHiCon. For the young and young at heart alike.
Location: Evergreen E
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 7:00 PM
Panel Name: Opening Ceremonies & Celebration
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 7:00 PM
Panel Name: Monster Hunters International: Savage Worlds Adventure Edition - "Express Delivery" with Sara Martinez
Half-eaten bodies have been found in several suburban area homes; homes that were locked and show no signs of intruders. Police are baffled and turn to the local MHI chapter for help. Your team must investigate to try to find a connection between the victims as well as who's behind the killings. If there's a monster involved? Kill it and get paid. 16+ recommended due to horror themes and potential gore. No experience necessary; beginners welcome and rules taught.
Location: Evergreen A
Type: Scheduled Game

Start Time: 8:00 PM
Panel Name: Meet, Greet, or Just Catch Up
It’s been a long while since the last Mile High Con and many of us either haven’t seen each other or just haven’t met yet. If you want to come join us where we talk to each other and ask different questions to each other to get to know one another or just catch up
Location: Evergreen E
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 8:00 PM
Panel Name: Boogiepop and Others (1-5, subtitled, TV-14)
Hushed exchanges among the female students of Shinyo Academy center around Boogiepop, a Shinigami who is rumored to murder people at the height of their beauty before their allure wanes. Few know of his true nature: a guardian who, between periods of dormancy, manifests as the alter ego of a high school girl named Touka Miyashita to fend off “the enemies of the world.”
Location: Spruce 2
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 8:30 PM
Panel Name: Hugo (2011) PG
Martin Scorsese directed this charming and visually stunning film. Asa Butterfield stars as orphan Hugo, Ben Kingsley and Chloë Grace Moretz also star in this appreciation of the early days of cinema. #10thAnniversary #BookAdaptation
Location: Cottonwood 1
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 9:00 PM
Panel Name: Body Artistry & Meaning
Come join our panelists and talk about the long history of decorating one's body and the meaning that is derived from it. Including, possibly, the meanings of their own art.
Location: Conifer 1
Type: Panel

Start Time: 9:00 PM
Panel Name: Avistrum Closes for the Evening
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 10:00 PM
Panel Name: Wonder Egg Priority (1-5, dubbed, TV-MA)
Content note: depictions of suicide and bullying Following the suicide of her best and only friend, Ai Ooto is left grappling with her new reality. With nothing left to live for, she follows the instructions of a mysterious entity and gets roped into purchasing a Wonder Egg. Upon breaking the egg, Ai is tasked with saving people from the adversities that come their way. In doing so, she believes that she has moved closer to saving her best friend.
Location: Spruce 2
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 10:00 PM
Panel Name: Werewolves of Miller Hollow with John Eakins
Werewolves of Miller's Hollow is a game that takes place in a small village which is haunted by werewolves. Each player is secretly assigned a role - Werewolf, Ordinary Townsfolk, or special character such as The Sheriff, The Hunter, the Witch, the Little Girl, The Fortune Teller and so on... Werewolf is a social game that requires no equipment to play, and can accommodate almost any large group of players.
Location: Evergreen A
Type: Scheduled Game

Start Time: 11:00 PM
Panel Name: Heavy Metal (1981) R
Various directors and animators collaborated in this anthology film with the voice talents of John Candy, Eugene Levy, Harold Ramis, and others. Made by Canadian animation studios, based on comics from the magazine Heavy Metal (Métal Hurlant). #40thAnniversary #ComicBookAdaptation #HardToFind
Location: Cottonwood 1
Type: Videos & Movies