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Paul's Fantasy Con / WesterCon 2014 Schedule
















Fantasy-Con & WesterCon Schedule of Paul Genesse

Thursday July 3

The Fantasy-Con Hall opens at 9:00 AM for those with VIP badges, at 10:00 AM for everyone else. I’ll be at Booth #640 from 9:00AM-11:20AM.


July 3, Thursday 11:00-11:50 Room 250
(Attending—as a fan) AN UNOFFICIAL PREVIEW OF THE HOBBIT: The Battle of Five Armies - A look at the rumors, clues, facts, and speculation about the capstone of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth movies from the website that has followed the production from Day 1.

Lunch 12-1—Meet with Jason King, Julie Henderson, and Dennis Lundstrom about our Dwarves Rule! Panel and the Tolkien’s World Panel.





"Melian and Thingol" by Kip Rasmussen

July 3, Thursday 1:00-1:50 Room 150 DEF
Tolkien’s World: The Lifeblood of Modernity. A discussion led by author, Silmarillion illustrator, and psychologist Dr. Kip Rasmussen about aspects of the fantasy genre and why they are not just “fun”, but of vital importance in a technologically saturated modern world. Jason King—Moderator, Paul Genesse, and Kip Rasmussen.






July 3, Thursday 2:00– 2:50 Room 150 DEF
Dwarves Rule! A look at Dwarves and what we love about them the ever-popular fantasy race. Join the discussion about Tolkien’s Dwarves, the origin of their names, Scandinavian Dwarf myths, and other modern representations. Enjoy a fun slide show featuring all the Dwarf actors present at FantasyCon. Moderated by author Paul Genesse, with Dennis Lundstrom of UGeek Media and Tolkien enthusiast Jason King and Tolkien expert Julie Henderson.

Spend time at Booth #640 in the hall from 3-4?

Thursday July 3, 5:00-5:50 Main Ballroom
Middle-earth Kick-off Party! (I’ll be a guest on stage!)
The largest collection of middle-earth actors, artists, writers, and talent at any convention ever! Artists, musicians, writers, internet reporters and a Tolkien all take the stage. Don't miss it!

Dinner with new friends.


Fantasy-Con & WesterCon Schedule of Paul Genesse

Friday July 4

July 4 Friday at 10:00-10:50 (I’m leaving the panel early) WesterCon Panel at the Marriott Hotel. Wasatch (Alta) Room. Putting a New Spin on an Old Story: A discussion of The Hobbit and Battlestar Galactica. (Putting a new spin on an old story: A discussion on the 'reboots', 'reimaginings' or 'refilming' of the same story). David West, Paul Genesse , Dave Farland (m), Mark Ryan.

July 4, Friday 2014 11:00am-11:50am Main Ballroom (Attending as a fan)
John Rhys-DaviesSpotlight on his amazing career in "Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989)

Lunch 11:30-12:30

July 4 Friday 1:00-1:50 Room 151 (attending as a fan) The One Ring.net The Legacy of Tolkien
With an all-volunteer staff, TORn has watched Jackson adapt Middle-earth from the front row and has talked Tolkien with people all over the globe. Join the discussion

July 4 Friday 2:00pm - 2:50pm (attending as a fan) (Main Ballroom)
Hobbit Fans: Extended Edition Live
Actors reenact some of the scenes from the Hobbit with much needed audience participation!

July 4, Friday 3:00-3:50 (attending as a fan) (Main Ballroom)
The Fellowship Revisited with Sean Astin and Billy Boyd. Sean Astin and Billy Boyd revisit cinematic history to discuss those unprecedented years working on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy with these two featured as part of the Fellowship of actors.




















July 4, Friday 4:00-4:50 PM Ballroom 2, Brandon Sanderson Spotlight.
(I will be introducing Brandon and serving as the moderator)
Brandon Sanderson is an American writer. He is best known for his "Mistborn" series and finishing Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series "The Wheel of Time". Sanderson published "The Way of Kings", the first book in a ten book series called "The Stormlight Archive".

(Snack break 5-6 PM) (Meet with Daniel Swenson and Bob Defendi)




July 4, Friday 6:00-6:50 PM Room 150 DEF
“Dragons in myth, Film, Literature and Legend” Dragons are the most iconic monsters of all time and have fascinated us for millennia. Explore the origin of dragons with our expert panel as they discuss ancient and modern representations of the world’s most famous beast with author Paul Genesse--Moderator, Bob Defendi, and Daniel Swenson of Dungeon Crawlers radio, and possibly the artist, Brom.


Dinner

July 5, Saturday

July 5, Saturday, Spend time at Booth #640 from 9:00-9:50 AM.

July 5, Saturday 10:00-10:50 AM (I’m leaving the panel early), WesterCon Panel at the Marriott Hotel. Wasatch (Alta) room. Translating Fantasy Literature to Film. Mark Ryan, David West (m), Paul Genesse, Steven L. Sears Translating Fantasy Literature to Film: A discussion of screen-adaptations of books.


July 5, 12:00-12:50 Main Ballroom Sean Astin Spotlight Interview.
(I’ll be introducing Sean and interviewing him)
With unforgettable roles in Goonies and Rudy and credit list in television (24), video games and movies of every kind, we have a sit down with our Sam to discuss his career. Audience questions welcomed too.

July 5, Saturday 1:00-1:50 Room 150 ABC. TheOneRing.net, Adapting Tolkien Peter Jackson wasn’t the first to adapt Tolkien and surely will not be the last. A look at the many ways and forms Tolkien has invaded popular culture in film, radio, television and music.
Larry Curtis—Moderator, Paul Genesse, and ?

Spend time at the booth #640 2-3:30




(I'll be introducing and interviewing John Rhys-Davies and Peter Hamblin on stage.)
July 5, Saturday 4:00-4:50 Main Ballroom. Gimli and Gloin, Actors John Rhys-Davies (Gimli)and Peter Hambleton (Gloin) come together to talk about their characters.

5-6 Quick bite of dinner or possibly spend a few minutes at Booth #640.

July 5, Saturday 6:00-9:00 PM--WesterCon Book Signing and Tag Team Jeopardy & The Avenue of Awesomeness. Marriott Hotel. 6:00-9:00. Salon B&C&D&E. Author book signing and rotating jeopardy panels for your enjoyment--see how the authors let their fun out.

Dinner—Have some food brought to the author signing.


Sunday: Nothing scheduled. Go home!

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Paul was born in 1973 and four years later decided to become a writer. He grew up in the desert in southern Nevada, on the outskirts of Death Valley. When not catching lizards or chasing wild burros he created fantastical stories among the rocks and sage brush. He kept himself busy in school with academics--winning the state championship and All-State Player status in Academic Olympic... Full Bio
 
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