Panels and Workshops

Hello Adventurous Friends!

We’re dotting the Ts and crossing our eyes over here at Craftketeer Central, making sure all our ducks are in a row, and other metaphors for last minute arm-flailing.

But it’s very fun arm-flailing.

When we started this notion, it was going to just be a vendor event, but then we thought… hey… people like to learn things and be entertained. And La Quinta has an excellent space for accommodating both these things. So we threw together some panels, almost unexpectedly, and we hope you enjoy them.

They’ll be at 11, 12:15, 1:30, and 2:45. I’ll update the actual time table once we make sure everyone’s pocket watches are synchronized, but we’re fairly sure it’s going to look something like this:

Something Old, Something New

Brian LeTendre and Jenn Iannaconi

Brian and Jenn discuss the mashups of old and new in horror and science fiction, and why we are so drawn to connecting certain time periods and elements in fiction. As well as a selected reading from Brian’s novel: Lovecraft’s Curse

Victorian Era Spiritualism & Divination

Kikea Louve and Erin Smith

An exploration of various classical forms of divination, and spiritual practices of the Victorians. As well as a look at some of the famous spiritualists of the time.

Sales Skills for Artists and Makers

Michael Whitehouse

Discussing fundamental sales skills in an approachable, newbie-friendly way.

Not Just Tea & Crumpets: Steampunk Outside of Victorian England

Erin Smith

A look at the Steampunk genre in other parts of the world, and beyond…


If you want to end up staying all day, we certainly wouldn’t blame you!


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