Arcana 40

October 15-17, 2010

Best Western - Bandana Square 1010 W Bandana Blvd St. Paul, Minnesota (651-647-0637)

With Guest of Honor P.C. Hodgell

P.C. Hodgell is the author of the novels ''God Stalk'' and ''Dark Side of the Moon'', recently republished by Baen in the omnibus volume [Editor comment: personally I would have preferred ''God Stalks the Dark Side of the Moon'') ''The God Stalker Chronicles; Seeker's Mask'' and ''To Ride a Rathorn'', reissued by Baen as ''Seeker's Bane''; the new novel, ''Bound in Blood''; and the story collection ''Blood and Ivory: A Tapestry''. Most of her fiction deals with Jame, a young woman with a hidden past and unusual powers, in and out of the wonderful city of Tai-Tashtigon. Her fiction freely mingles humor with the macabre. Visit her at [].

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Arcana 40 Program Schedule (bulleted items feature Guest of Honor)

Thursday, October 14, 2010 CE:

**6:30-7:30 p.m., DreamHaven Books, 2301 E 38th St, Minneapols. P.C. Hodgell Reading/ Autographing, part of the Speculations Readings Series.

Friday, October 15, 2010 CE:

**4:00-5:00 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union bookstore, University of Minnesota East Bank. Panel on fantasy and science fiction, David Lenander, mod.; P.C. Hodgell, Lois McMaster Bujold, Patricia C. Wrede

All other events at the Best Western--Bandana Square, 1010 W Bandana Blvd, St Paul (P.C. Hodgell appearances are starred)

3:00-7:25 p.m., Hospitality (Northern Pacific Room). Films

5:00 p.m. Vendor Room (Milwaukee Road) opens

**7:30-8:25 p.m. , Mainstage (Soo Line Room). Opening Ceremonies In which Guest of Honor P.C. Hodgell is interviewed by Eric M. Heideman and David Lenander.

8:30-9:00 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel or Discussion: Arcana 40! Celebrating 23 Minn-Cons, starting in 1971, and 17 Arcanas, since 1994.

9:00 p.m. Vendor Room closes

9:15 p.m.-late night, Krushenko-s (Room 101). Films

Saturday, October 16, 2010 CE:

9:30-11:00 a.m., Hospitality (Northern Pacific Room). Film

10:00 a.m. Vendor Room (Milwaukee Road) opens

**11:00-11:55 a.m., Mainstage (Soo Line Room). Panel: What are You Reading? Our annual look at interesting stuff in print, primarily but not exclusively fiction of the dark fantastic; primarily but not exclusively of recent vintage. Thomas Marchlewski, mod.; P.C. Hodgell, Eric S. Nelson, Bryan Thao Worra

Noon-12:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: Hammer Has Risen from the Grave! A look at the long history of the UK?s Hammer studios, discussion of the recently premiered Hammer film Let Me In (October 2010), and preview information about the forthcoming film, The Resident (2011), featuring Christopher Lee. Thomas Marchlewski, mod.; Cynthia Booth, Roy C. Booth, Eric M. Heideman

1:00-1:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: The New Vampires Handbook Co-authors Joe Garden and Chris Pauls talk about The New Vampire?s Handbook: A Guide for the Recently Turned Creature of the Night (Villard, 2010), a satirical (but nonetheless reverent) how-to guide for vampires, with topics such as your new body, selecting and luring prey, getting into invite-only buildings, and vampire fanatics. Our vampires don?t sparkle.

**2:00-2:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: Ghosts in Fact, Folklore,  Fiction, and Film Each year Arcana takes a look at at least one -Monster of the Year.- This year, at our Guest of Honor-s suggestion, we revisit the most widespread and durable supernatural critter, the ghost. Eric M. Heideman, mod.; P.C. Hodgell, Cynthia Booth, Roger Lasley, Eric S. Nelson, Bryan Thao Worra

3:00-3:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: Scandinavian Horror Films Part of our multi-year survey of horror cinema around the world. Thomas Marchlewski, mod.; Eric M. Heideman, Eric S. Nelson

**4:00-5:20 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Reading/Discussion/Autographing:  P.C. Hodgell Our Guest of Honor reads from her work, followed by a discussion of her work sponsored by the Rivendell Group, a Twin Cities fantasy-book discussion group that has met regularly since late 1973 or early 1974.  David Lenander, mod.

5:00 p.m. Vendor Room closes

5:25-7:25 p.m. Hospitality (Northern Pacific). Pizza and a film hosted  by Thomas Marchlewski.

7:30-7:45 p.m, Mainstage (Soo Line). Minnesota Fantasy Award Dwayne H. Olson presents this lifetime achievement award on behalf of Norm Saunders (1907-1989).

7:45-8:00 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Auction items available for inspection

**8:00-10:30 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Minn-Con Auction The energy high point of Arcana offers cool films, videos, artwork, etc., keeping Arcana and its Sponsoring Organization afloat. Dwayne H. Olson & Michael Waltz, Auctioneers; Roger Lasley, Jennifer Marchlewski, Recorders; P.C. Hodgell, Moral Support. To donate or consign items, contact Dwayne,

10:35 p.m. (or five minutes after Auction bidding ends, whichever falls later), Krushenko-s (Room 101). Film

Sunday, October 17, 2010 CE:

9:50-11:26 a.m., Hospitality (Northern Pacific). Film

10:00 a.m. Vendor Room (Milwaukee Road) opens

11:30 a.m.-noon, Mainstage (Soo Line). Reading/Presentation: C.M. Kornbluth, 1923-1958 Mark Rich talks about/reads from his new book, C.M. Kornbluth: The Life and Works of a Science Fiction Visionary, about a noted and influential SF writer of the ?40s and ?50s.

**Noon-12:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: Devils/Demons/The Devil in Fact, Folklore, Fiction, and Film Also at our Guest of Honor-s -Monster of the year- suggestion, we visit these fiends from their several hells. Eric M. Heideman, mod.; P.C. Hodgell, Roy C. Booth, David Christenson

1:00-1:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: The 1970s Horror Comic Renaissance A couple of years back we did a panel on the horror comics of the 1950s  and the controversies they engendered. In this sequel, we look at how  Marvel and Warren sneaked monsters and other horrors back to life in  the ?60s until, with the loosening of the Comics Code in the 1970s,  horror and monsters were reborn in full color. Eric M. Heideman, mod.; Roy C. Booth, Christopher Jones

2:00-2:55 p.m, Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: 1970s Horror Films with One-Word Titles There are more than one might think, especially if one counts titles that start with an article. David Christenson, mod.; Eric M. Heideman

3:00 p.m. Vendor Room closes

**3:00-3:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: Into the Lovely Dark: Fritz Leiber and His Work, 1910-1992 A centennial tribute to this immensely versatile master of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Eric M. Heideman, mod.; P.C. Hodgell, Brian K. Perry, Mark Tersteeg

**4:00-4:15 p.m. Closing Ceremonies Eric M. Heideman, mc; P.C. Hodgell

Followed by

4:15-4:45 p.m. Milling about and fond farewells, followed by?

5:00-6:45 p.m. Group Dinner Expedition to a walleye place,            coordinated by David Christenson, followed by

7:15 p.m.-, Hospitality (Northern Pacific Room) and Railroad Lobby: Undead Dog Party: Conversation & Gaming

Note: Caitlin R. Kiernan is unable to attend Arcana 40.

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