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: 12:00 AM
Panel Name: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) R
im Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick star, directed by Jim Sharman. The Drag Queen of all audience participation movies. Writer Richard O’Brien also plays Handyman Riff Raff. #PlayAdaptation #AudienceParticipation #FanFavorite
Location: Cottonwood 1
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 8:00 AM
Panel Name: Natsume’s Book of Friends (1-4, subtitled, TV-14)
While most fifteen-year-old boys harbor secrets that are related to girls, Takashi Natsume has a peculiar and terrifying secret involving youkai: for as long as he can remember, he has been constantly chased by these spirits. Natsume soon discovers that his deceased grandmother Reiko had passed on to him the Yuujinchou, or "Book of Friends," which contains the names of the spirits whom she brought under her control.
Location: Spruce 2
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 8:00 AM
Panel Name: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) PG
Directed by Chris Columbus, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, who lead an all-star cast. With this introductory movie, the phenomenon book series became a film series phenomenon. In the UK, the book and movie referred to the Philosopher’s Stone instead of a Sorcerer’s Stone, this is the version that we will be showing. #20thAnniversary #BookAdaptation FanFavorite #HardToFind
Location: Cottonwood 1
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 9:00 AM
Panel Name: Kaffeeklatsch
Join author Guest of Honor Rachel Swirsky and local favorite Travis Heermann in the con suite for some coffee/tea and a light breakfast snack.
Location: 1107
Type: Social Event

Start Time: 9:00 AM
Panel Name: Colouring and Drawing
Come start the morning with some contemplative colouring and drawing.
Location: Evergreen E
Type: Event

Start Time: 9:00 AM
Panel Name: Ecumenical Worship Service
Stop in for a few contemplative moments with Michael in his other role. Serious—but not unduly solemn.
Location: Conifer 3
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 9:30 AM
Panel Name: Bunny Drop (1-4, subtitled, TV-G)
Going home for his grandfather's funeral, thirty-year-old Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had a child with a younger lover. The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of anger, Daikichi decides to take her in himself.
Location: Spruce 2
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 9:50 AM
Panel Name: Avistrum Opens to the Public
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Panel Name: Comic Book Mythology
Let's explore the complicated mythology of comic books, from Wakanda to Themiscyra to Asgard and beyond. How have comic book mythologies grown, and how are they done well? Our panelists will talk all things mythic.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Panel

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Panel Name: EVA Foam Next Steps
Join the Orndorffs, master costumers, for a follow-up demo on what to do next, once you've been introduced to EVA foam.
Location: Evergreen B
Type: Demo

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Panel Name: Ethical AI: The Training Material Matters
Amazon's recruiting AI that selected only white guys, the inability of some facial recognition software to see differences in darker skin, Microsoft's Tay learning sexism and racism, and so on. Clearly, the ethics of AI are in flux, and machine learning is only as good as the data pool you feed it. How do we ensure ethical training of AIs? Our panelists will discuss.
Location: Conifer 1
Type: Panel

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Panel Name: Instant Slush Pile
The Instant Slush Pile workshop is an audience-participation event where interested authors deliver printed-out manuscripts, no more than 300 words and completely anonymous (don't include your name anywhere on the manuscript!), to Lou before the session begins. He'll shuffle your manuscript into his folder so that even he won't be able to tell which is yours. Using "voluntold" audience members as guest editors, Lou will read a randomly-chosen manuscript aloud until three of the editors have raised their hands, indicating that they would NOT buy this story if it were offered to them as an editor. Lou then guides each editor through a quick critique of the work, then gives his own thoughts on the manuscript's viability as a published piece. The anonymous author is then invited to reveal themselves. Previous attendees have gushed about this workshop, calling it "the most exciting panel of the entire CON!" and "I never knew that editors could be so ... SUBJECTIVE!" Will your 300-word manuscript make it through the Instant Slush Pile process? Bring it to Lou before the workshop starts and find out!
Location: Conifer 2
Type: Panel

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Panel Name: Ed Bryant Reminiscence
Join us to remember Ed Bryant. We'll also talk about any upcoming releases of Ed's material or about Ed.
Location: Conifer 3
Type: Panel

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Panel Name: Roundtable: We Love Dinosaurs
Who doesn't love a dinosaur? Come join our panelists to talk about them. They might even share their favorite. (Your programming director favors the Dimetrodon, which is technically not a dinosaur.)
Location: Crestone Peak
Type: Roundtable

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Panel Name: Make Your Own Dragon
Egg carton Dragons! Fun, easy, might be part turtle? Only you know!
Location: Evergreen E
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Panel Name: Critter Crunch, 2-pound division
The tiny berserkers of the two-pound class hit the boards, determined to wreak mayhem!Competitor check-in at 9:30am
Location: Evergreen C
Type: Event

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Panel Name: Dueling w/ Prof. Glass
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Panel Name: Cafe De La Lune - Activity
Join Cafe de la Lune in various sessions throughout the day to take a break, craft, and have fun with the different themes! They will be bringing Among Us as a murder mystery cafe and an 18+ lounge with League of Legends as the theme. The 18+ lounge is free of charge, and tickets to the cafes are $10 a session. They include crafts, performances, and games!
Location: 1107
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Panel Name: An Hour with Christopher Ambler
Join Fan Guest of Honor Christopher Ambler for an hour of whatever he'd like to talk about.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Panel

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Panel Name: So You Want to Do a Kickstarter?
So you want to run a Kickstarter? You're in luck - our panelists have all run successful crowdfunding campaigns and are here to discuss tips and tricks to doing it.
Location: Evergreen B
Type: Panel

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Panel Name: Types of Editing: When to Call in an Expert
Do you know what type of editing you need when? If not, perhaps you should call in an expert. Our panelists will discuss when and how and why you use different kinds of editing, as well as which ones you might want expert assistance for.
Location: Conifer 1
Type: Panel

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Panel Name: Loki Lecture
Join Michelle Reeves for a talk about the similarities and differences of Norse Mythology in comparison to the MCU (especially the Loki series), American Gods, and other related works of fiction.
Location: Conifer 2
Type: Panel

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Panel Name: Group Reading: Galaxy Spanning SF
Do you like your SF wide and expansive? Then this is the reading for you. Join our authors as they read from their works and discuss the pros and cons of expansively spanning galaxies.
Location: Conifer 3
Type: Reading

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Panel Name: Origami
Come find your chill while folding paper.
Location: Evergreen E
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Panel Name: Martian Successor Nadesico (1-5, subtitled, TV-PG)
The Earth, its moon and its Martian colonies are under alien attack, but the war against the “Jovian lizards” has, so far, been nothing short of a series of disasters. Disgusted by the incompetence of Earth’s military, the independent arms manufacturer Nergal builds its own space battleship and plans to launch a desperate offensive to save humanity. But due to a shortage of trained soldiers, they’ve assembled the most unorthodox crew to ever launch into orbit!
Location: Spruce 2
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Panel Name: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) PG-13
Directed by Kevin Reynolds, starring Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Rickman. The 1990s gave us a new take on the Robin Hood legend. Rickman’s villainous Sheriff steals the show. #30thAnniversary #FolktaleAdaptation
Location: Cottonwood 1
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Panel Name: Paranoia 3sc4pe Sector with Corey Papastathis
Friend Computer, in order to ascertain the intelligence of the human race, is requesting your involvement in the 3sc4pe Sector trials. The C.H.I.M.P. participants will need to escape the 3sc4pe Sector trial before . (This is an escape room style RPG session in the world of Paranoia.)
Location: Evergreen A
Type: Scheduled Game

Start Time: 11:30 AM
Panel Name: Defense Against the Dark Arts w/ Profs. Aberfoyle & Boudreaux
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 12:00 PM
Panel Name: Art Demo
Join artist Guest of Honor Rebecca Hicks for a drawing demo. Bring your pencil & paper.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Demo

Start Time: 12:00 PM
Panel Name: Art Auction Setup
Location: Evergreen B
Type: Event

Start Time: 12:00 PM
Panel Name: Costume Genderbending
Gender is a construct, so let's talk about how to construct costumes for whatever gender you want to represent from whatever character you want to be. Our panelists will share tips and tricks from their own experiences.
Location: Conifer 1
Type: Panel

Start Time: 12:00 PM
Panel Name: Teen Challenge Panel: Best Super VIllain
Do you think you know who the best supervillain is any universe is! Well come and challenge others to see if your supervillain can stand up against others!
Location: Conifer 2
Type: Panel

Start Time: 12:00 PM
Panel Name: Roundtable: Marvel Phase 4
Join our panelists for a lively discussion about the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Location: Crestone Peak
Type: Roundtable

Start Time: 12:00 PM
Panel Name: Friendship Bracelets
Floss & cardboard & knots & patience. At the end, you can give your bracelet to your bestie.
Location: Evergreen E
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 12:30 PM
Panel Name: Muggle Studies (Independent Study)
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 12:30 PM
Panel Name: Avistrum Closes to the Public
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 1:00 PM
Panel Name: Cafe De La Lune - Activity
Join Cafe de la Lune in various sessions throughout the day to take a break, craft, and have fun with the different themes! They will be bringing Among Us as a murder mystery cafe and an 18+ lounge with League of Legends as the theme. The 18+ lounge is free of charge, and tickets to the cafes are $10 a session. They include crafts, performances, and games!
Location: 1107
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 1:00 PM
Panel Name: Online All the Time
With work from home, and socializing from home, and doom scrolling the internet, we are literally online all the time. What does this mean for us long term? How do we cope? What can we do to make it easier? Our panelists will offer their ideas.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Panel

Start Time: 1:00 PM
Panel Name: Art Auction
You bid on that wonderful piece … now come to the art auction to make sure you get to take it home. Bid early, bid often, bid high!
Location: Evergreen B
Type: Event

Start Time: 1:00 PM
Panel Name: Balloon Twisting
Join Kitty for some twisting of balloons.
Location: Evergreen E
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 1:00 PM
Panel Name: Last Exile (1-3, subtitled, TV-PG)
When vanship pilot Claus Valca and his best friend Lavie Head take on a high-rated delivery to bring an orphan girl named Alvis Hamilton to the battleship Silvana, they get dragged into a much greater conflict that pits them against the might of the Guild.
Location: Spruce 2
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 1:50 PM
Panel Name: Avistrum Reopens to the Public
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 2:00 PM
Panel Name: Paper Or Electronic? Which to Self-Publish
Paper? Electronic? Both? How do you decide what medium to self-publish in, and how do you determine what's best for you? Our panelists will share their expertise.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Panel

Start Time: 2:00 PM
Panel Name: Arts & Crafts Makeup Time
Didn't get to finish a craft? No worries, there's still time to wrap up.
Location: Evergreen E
Type: Interactive

Start Time: 2:00 PM
Panel Name: Divination w/ E. Bumble
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 2:00 PM
Panel Name: Quidditch w/ G. DeGrance & Prof. Latrova
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 2:00 PM
Panel Name: Convention Video, Past & Future (discussion panel)
In the age of Video-on-Demand is there still a place for the good old Convention standby, the Video Room?
Location: Cottonwood 1
Type: Panel

Start Time: 2:30 PM
Panel Name: Planetes (1-3, subtitled, 13+)
In the year 2075, mankind has reached a point where journeying between Earth, the moon and the space stations is part of daily life. However, the progression of technology in space has also resulted in the problem of the space debris, which can cause excessive and even catastrophic damage to spacecraft and equipment. This is the story of Technora's Debris Collecting section, its EVA worker, Hachirota “Hachimaki” Hoshino, and the newcomer to the group, Ai Tanabe.
Location: Spruce 2
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 3:00 PM
Panel Name: Digital Earth: The Earth as Art
Nature creates intricate patterns and stunning designs. The forces of heat, water and air shape the earth in unexpected ways. Have you seen the Earth’s “belly button?” Can you imagine a place where desert dunes hit both rivers and the sea? View these masterpieces of natural phenomenon with Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Bob Raynolds, research associate.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Panel

Start Time: 3:00 PM
Panel Name: Critter Crunch, 20-pound division
The 20-pound robot sumo wrestlers hit the floor for the MileHiCon Critter Crunch! They’re willing to spill oil as they try to crush their opponents to make it to the winner’s circle!
Location: Evergreen C
Type: Event

Start Time: 3:00 PM
Panel Name: Making Micropayments Pay
There is a dizzying array of ways to monetize your art, music, literature, etc. How do you decide which platforms to pursue and which to let drop, and how to price your work? Our panelists will talk all things micropayments.
Location: Evergreen B
Type: Panel

Start Time: 3:00 PM
Panel Name: Potions w/ Profs. Voertigern & Koles
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 3:00 PM
Panel Name: Charms w/ Prof. Latrova
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 4:00 PM
Panel Name: Closing Ceremonies & GOH Remarks
Join us as we close out the convention with a few words from our guests of honor, a few awards, and perhaps a preview of 2022.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Event

Start Time: 4:00 PM
Panel Name: Lupin III: The First (dubbed, not rated)
Content note: violence, guns, some mild blood The iconic "gentleman thief" Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich.
Location: Spruce 2
Type: Videos & Movies

Start Time: 4:30 PM
Panel Name: Avistrum Closing Ceremonies
Location: Peak Level
Type: Avistrum

Start Time: 5:00 PM
Panel Name: Orchids & Onions
Come tell us what you loved, what you liked, and what you were meh about. Also, what worked well and what did not? Help us make MHC 54 better with your feedback.
Location: Evergreen D
Type: Panel