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OR e-Con

November 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - November 15, 2020 @ 2:50 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Although we won’t be in person this year as we had, we’re excited to host a *free* virtual mini-con on our con dates, November 13-15, 2020, called OR-e-Con! This event will be hosted online via ZOOM, with access links being provided to the Orycon mailing list.

TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE THE ACCESS LINK: We will be giving access links for the Zoom rooms to the OR e-Con mailing list. To sign up for our mailing list, please email:

While this will be a free event, we will be requesting donations both to cover the costs of the virtual event and for use elsewhere in the organization. Volunteers are also needed for this event, and you can request more information by contacting

ARTIST GUESTS OF HONOR: Phil and Kaja Foglio

The programming schedule outlined below are for the 3 main Zoom rooms that will be available, along with the Creation Station events (to be announced). Full programming schedule is as follows, all in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT):

**Friday, November 13th:**

1PM – Self Publishing 101
2PM – Creating Your Own Anthologies, Bundles, and Magazines
3PM – Can You Really Carry That?
4PM – Do I Really Need an Editor?
5PM – Writer Guest of Honor Presentation: A. Lee Martinez
6PM – Endeavour Awards
7PM – Are You Doomed by Your Muse?

Zoom Room – READINGS
2PM – Open Read & Critique Session
3PM – Curtis Chen Reading
4:30PM – David D. Levine Reading
5PM – Matt Haynes Reading
5:30PM – Thomas Gondolfi Reading
6:30PM – Maquel A. Jacob Reading
7PM – Joyce Reynolds-Ward Reading
7:30PM – John M. Lovett Reading

Zoom Room – FILK ZOOM
4PM – Filkers Meetup
6PM – Concert: PDX Broadsides
7PM – Concert: Cheshire Moon
8PM – Open Circle – Bardic

4-6 Chix Can Game Play-Through, on Twitch
4-7 Dungeon Core/LitRPG Readings, Zoom
7-9 Star Trek Live Script Reading: The Conscience of a King (Facebook event:
9-10 Erotic Bedtime Stories (18+)

**Saturday, November 14th:**

11AM – Thinking about how much reality your audience wants
12PM – Tropes, Memes, and literary devices
**Hour break**
2PM – Gender and Sexuality: The Divide
3PM – Artist Guests of Honor Presentation: Phil and Kaja Foglio
4PM – Steam Punk 101
**Hour break**
6PM – Podcasts 101
**Hour break**
8PM – Sex and the modern market

Zoom Room – READINGS
11AM – K. G. Anderson Reading
11:30AM – Theresa Reed Reading
12PM – Bob Brown Reading
**1 Hour Break**
2PM – Saturday Open Read & Critique
3:30PM – Sanan Kolva Reading
4PM – Shawna Reppert Reading
4:30PM – Irene Radford Reading
5PM – Corry L. Lee Reading

Zoom Room – FILK ZOOM
11AM – Concert: Carla Ulbrich
12PM – Concert: Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff
1PM – Building a Home Studio on the Cheap
3PM – Concert: Steve Savitzky
4PM – Concert: Alexander James Adams
**2 hour Dinner Break**
7PM – Concert: Cecilia Eng
8PM until 2am – Open Circle: Bardic

6pm – Doctor Who Live Script Reading: The 5 Doctors (Facebook event:

**Sunday, November 15th:**

10AM – Edit, Rinse & Repeat!
11AM – Story Pacing: Hurry Up, and Wait
12PM – Sharing Your Craft Online
**Hour break**
2PM – Research and Writing

Zoom Room – READING
11AM – Eva Elasique Reading
** 1 Hour Break **
1PM – Alma Alexander Reading
2PM – Sunday Open Read & Critique

Zoom Room – FILK ZOOM
11AM – Everybody Knows That Song? I Don’t.
12PM – Concert: Dave Rogers
1PM – Open Circle: Final Circle (2 hours)

11AM – Local Food & Bee Sustainability
12PM – Mutual Aid & Community Resilience
Secondary event at 12PM: Marvel Game Play-Through
1PM – Disaster Planning & Bug-Out Bags
2PM – Who Else is a Time Lord? (Facebook event:
3PM – Random Acts, GISH, & Supernatural
4PM – Art for Healing

For full descriptions of panels and information, stay tuned in the next day or two on our Facebook event and check our website at

As is the case with our physical conventions, we may have changes in the schedule due to cancellations or delays. In order to stay in the loop, please like our page, click “interested” or “going” on the event. To register to receive the link for the Zoom channels, please sign up for our mailing list at The links will be announced there to our mailing list followers.

While this will be a free event, we will be requesting donations both to cover the costs of the virtual event and for use elsewhere in the organization. As always, the various OSFCI charitable funds (Clayton, Petrey) are also open to donations.

OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. Like many events of 2020, we are having to adapt to a postponement of our normal festive in person gatherings to online, but we are still enthusiastic to see everyone near and far from the safety and comfort of our homes.