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Friday, November 1 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Opening Ceremonies

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Convolution 2013's Gates of Horn and Ivory: The Realms of Dream kicks off its convention weekend.

Moderators
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Kimmi Allbee

President, BoD, Convolution: The Next Step
Kimmi has been a fan since the first time she picked up a copy of Anne McCaffrey's "Dragonsinger", and has never looked back. She attended local Bay Area conventions for a number of years, but didn't get into volunteering to run them until 1994. Now the President of the Board for ConSanity, Inc., she's devoted to running Convolution successfully for years to come!

Speakers
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Unwoman

Unwoman (aka Erica Mulkey) is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman performs often in the Bay Area and has been featured at major steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America. She has collaborated with Abney Park, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture, Voltaire... Read More →
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Alexander James Adams-(AJA)

Alexander James Adams has been making music since childhood (he learned to read sheet music before he learned to read!) An accomplished singer, songwriter, and musician, Alexander frequently accompanies his vocals with guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and a variety of percussion. Alec may be singing with his guitar and fiddle at a pub one night, playing rock with Tricky Pixie another, and fiddling at a wedding on a third. He frequently performs at pubs... Read More →
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Anne Bobby

Actress, voice artist, author and playwright Anne Bobby is thrilled to be attending Convolution 2013. While most familiar to the horror/scifi/fantasy world as Lori in "Nightbreed" and as the voice of Brigid Tenenbaum in the "Bioshock" series, Anne has worked extensively on and off-Broadway, in film, television and commercials, games, audiobooks and publishing, with some of the finest masters of their craft. Anne has thousands of commercials and... Read More →
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Russell Cherrington

Award winning Filmmaker Russell Cherrington is the Director of Nightbreed – The Cabal Cut, a restoration of Clive Barker’s lost horror classic, with international acclaim, extensive press coverage and worldwide screenings. He has directed music videos and concert films for, Fish, It Bites, FM, The Union, Fates Warning and JBK. Russell has won awards for his short films, Hold Me and To The Devil His Due, he is also a Senior Lecturer in... Read More →
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Brian Froud

For over 35 years, Brian Froud has been regarded as the pre-eminent faerie artist in the world and an authority on faeries and faerie lore. His international best-selling book, "Fairies" with fantasy and Tolkien illustrator Alan Lee is considered a modern classic. His landmark work with Jim Henson as conceptual designer on feature films "The Dark Crystal", "Labyrinth" and other Henson projects set new standards for design, puppeteering and... Read More →
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Toby Froud

Toby Froud began his acting career before he could speak. Starring in his first motion picture when he was still a toddler, he played Sarah's baby brother "Toby" in the Jim Henson film Labyrinth. Toby is currently working at Laika Animation Studios in Portland, OR. In the past, Toby has worked as a stilt-walker and dancing bear with a troupe that performed throughout England, leading Toby to become a master stilt walker. Toby is also very... Read More →
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Wendy Froud

Wendy Froud has been a doll maker since the age of five. As soon as she could bend a pipe cleaner and tape bits of fabric together she began to make the kind of dolls she couldn't buy. Dolls of centaurs and satyrs, unicorns and faeries, all to populate her childhood world. She continues to do so to this day. Wendy worked as sculptor and puppet builder for Jim Henson for many years, primarily on the films "The Dark Crystal," "Labyrinth," and... Read More →
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M Todd Gallowglas

American River College
M Todd Gallowglas has been a professional storyteller at Renaissance Faires and Medieval Festivals for roughly twenty years. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2009, he used his storytelling show as a platform to launch his fiction career through the wonder of the eBook revolution. His Tears of Rage books, as well as Knight of the Living Dead, and Halloween Jack and the Devil's Gate... Read More →
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Richard Kadrey

Richard Kadrey is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. He is the author of dozens of stories, plus eight novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Metrophage and Butcher Bird. His Wired magazine cover story, Carbon Copy, was made into one of the worst movies of 2001. It starred Bridget Fonda. Sorry, Bridget. He has been immortalized as an action figure. "Kadray [sic]: The Invincible Wizard" was a villain in an episode... Read More →
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Ivan Van Norman

Ivan Van Norman is an entrepreneur and emerging geek icon from the wilderness that is Nerd Culture. A graduate of Chapman University, he has been an active performer and leader through many enterprises ranging from Film/TV spotlights to his 8 years performing as Frank N Furter in the Rocky Horror Picture Show. He has served as Game Designer/Marketing Manager for Hunters Books, a Role Playing publisher which has been in business for the last 4... Read More →
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Richard Pini

Richard sometimes-writes and full-time edits. Beyond "Elfquest", Richard has also published books on Alex Schomburg ("Chroma") and Wendy Pini ("Law and Chaos" and the upcoming "Line of Beauty").
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Wendy Pini

Wendy writes, pencils, inks and colors (traditional and digital). Wendy has worked for every major comics company, scripted and painted two "Beauty and the Beast" graphic novels based on the original TV series, and recently completed a critically acclaimed 400-page erotic, futuristic re-imagining of Edgar Allan Poe's "Masque of the Red Death",currently in development as a Broadway-style musical thriller.
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Betsy Tinney

Betsy Tinney, winner of the 2012 Pegasus Award for Best Performer, is a Northwest cellist known both for her graceful musicality and her broad versatility. She has performed and recorded with many different groups, from solo acoustic performers to large rock bands; her contributions to each are unique and, as she explains, “whatever the song wants.” Betsy also performs solo, using a combination of acoustic cello and electronic... Read More →
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SJ Tucker

Song-slingin' pixie pirate minstrel, straight outta Neverland; let's make some magick, shall we?


Friday November 1, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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