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Friday, October 27
 

7:00pm MDT

Use the Force: Opening Ceremonies
Join author guests of honor Eric Flint and Jane Lindskold, artist guest Carrie Ann Baade, and toastmaster Jason Heller as MileHiCon 49 gets in touch with both sides of the Force and prepares to debate midichlorians all weekend.

Guests of Honor
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Carrie Ann Baade

Born in Louisiana, Carrie Ann Baade received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that included one year of study at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and her MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware. Her paintings combine remnants of Renaissance and... Read More →
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Eric Flint

Eric Flint's writing career began with the science fiction novel Mother of Demons. With David Drake, he has collaborated on the six-volume Belisarius series, as well as a novel entitled The Tyrant. His alternate history novel 1632 was published in 2000, and has led to a long-running... Read More →
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Jason Heller

Jason Heller is a journalist, editor, and author whose books include: Strange Stars (forthcoming from Melville House); the alt-history novel Taft 2012 (Quirk); the Goosebumps tie-in Slappy’s Revenge (Scholastic); the Pirates of the Caribbean tie-in The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook... Read More →
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Jane Lindskold

Mentored by her friend, Roger Zelazny, she started publishing stories in 1992, and she published her first novel, Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls in December, 1994. In her Athanor series, she writes about the creatures of legend — shape-shifters, satyrs, merfolk, and unicorns... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 7:00pm - 7:50pm MDT
Grand Mesa Second Floor

8:00pm MDT

GoH Autograph Alley / MHC Meet, Munch & Mingle ($6) / Geek T-Shirt Showcase
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while you meet and mingle. Our Guests of Honor (current and past) will be available to sign their books. ($6 ticket required for the Munch portion; no charge for Autograph Alley.) Wear your most fannishly beautiful, fun

Guests of Honor
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Eric Flint

Eric Flint's writing career began with the science fiction novel Mother of Demons. With David Drake, he has collaborated on the six-volume Belisarius series, as well as a novel entitled The Tyrant. His alternate history novel 1632 was published in 2000, and has led to a long-running... Read More →
avatar for Jason Heller

Jason Heller

Jason Heller is a journalist, editor, and author whose books include: Strange Stars (forthcoming from Melville House); the alt-history novel Taft 2012 (Quirk); the Goosebumps tie-in Slappy’s Revenge (Scholastic); the Pirates of the Caribbean tie-in The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook... Read More →
avatar for Jane Lindskold

Jane Lindskold

Mentored by her friend, Roger Zelazny, she started publishing stories in 1992, and she published her first novel, Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls in December, 1994. In her Athanor series, she writes about the creatures of legend — shape-shifters, satyrs, merfolk, and unicorns... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 8:00pm - 8:50pm MDT
Atrium Stage Central Second Floor Atrium

9:00pm MDT

Annual MHC Float-illa
Join us at the indoor pool Friday night for a fun competition and tradition: the MileHiCon Critter Float-illa Race. What can you do with a milk carton? How fast can you design it to go? Show up at the pool on Friday and let everyone see just how inventive and creative you are. 

Check out the competition rules

For more information contact John Morse at crittercrunch@milehicon.org

Participants

Friday October 27, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm MDT
The Pool

9:00pm MDT

‘70s & ‘80s Science Fiction Dance Party with DJ-TM Jason H
Join Toastmaster Jason Heller for a '70s + '80s Science Fiction Dance Party! Jason will play vinyl 45s from his own collection for your dancing enjoyment -- an out-of-this-world selection of SF songs from the '70s and '80s, such as Styx's "Mr. Roboto," Pe

Guests of Honor
avatar for Jason Heller

Jason Heller

Jason Heller is a journalist, editor, and author whose books include: Strange Stars (forthcoming from Melville House); the alt-history novel Taft 2012 (Quirk); the Goosebumps tie-in Slappy’s Revenge (Scholastic); the Pirates of the Caribbean tie-in The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 9:00pm - 10:50pm MDT
Grand Mesa Second Floor

9:00pm MDT

Writers' Networking in the Bar
Interested in writing, taking that next step and trying to be published, or chatting with people who’ve done it? Stop by the bar to talk with some of the published writers at MileHiCon 47.

Friday October 27, 2017 9:00pm - 11:59pm MDT
The Bar (Root 25 Bar) Second Floor
 
Saturday, October 28
 

5:00pm MDT

Masquerade Green Room, Pre-Judging and Photography
Masquerade/cosplay contestants should report the Green Room by 5:30pm for Masquerade preparation, photography for the judges, and number assignments. 

Saturday October 28, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm MDT
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

7:00pm MDT

Mask Parade and the hall costume walk
Before the Masquerade, show off your glittery or scary creation from the Mask Table in the Mask Parade! After the cute kiddos have left the stage, those of you with cool hall costumes or finery are encouraged to show your outfits off int he pre-masquerade walk. 

Saturday October 28, 2017 7:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
Grand Mesa Second Floor

7:30pm MDT

Masquerade (Cosplay Contest) & the Ed Bryant Literacy Auction
The lights go down and the MileHiCon masquerade is about to start! Watch for costumes ranging from ghoulish to gorgeous, and hilarious to horrifying!  

CosPlay Contest Rules

After the first run-through, while the judges deliberate this year's Michael Burgess, Craig Chrissinger, and Gordon Garb will serve as tag-team auctioneers for the Literacy Auction which will benefit Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. Don't miss your chance to bid on autographed books, works of art, advance reading copies, and various other rare and unusual items. Cash and credit cards accepted.


To pre-register for the CosPlay Costume download and complete the appropriate form below. Pre-Registration is HIGHLY recommended!

NOTE: Additional forms will need to be completed in person at the convention, you MUST check-in at the Masquerade table in the Second-floor atrium on Saturday between 10am and 2pm to participate. 

Complete one of these online forms by October 23rd 

Adult Entry online form

Child Entry online form

Group Entry online form

--OR--

Download the PDF file, print, complete and bring it with you to register and check in. Cosplay Registration table is available from 10am - 2pm Saturday in the second floor atrium in front of the stage area. 

Adult Entry PDF File
Child Entry PDF File
Group Entry PDF File

Saturday October 28, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm MDT
Grand Mesa Second Floor
 
Sunday, October 29
 

10:00am MDT

Critter Crunch - 2-pound division
MileHiCon's maniacal midgets! The two-pound class hits the boards in a frenzy of minature mayhem!

 


Sunday October 29, 2017 10:00am - 11:50am MDT
Grand Mesa Second Floor

1:00pm MDT

Art Show Auction
Participants

Sunday October 29, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Grand Mesa Second Floor

3:00pm MDT

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!

Participants

Sunday October 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Grand Mesa Second Floor

7:30pm MDT

Bobbing for Authors
Join us in the hot tub for this closing program item to get wet, warm and relaxed before you head home - or to the Dead Dog!

Sunday October 29, 2017 7:30pm - 11:30pm MDT
The Hot Tub