Where to Find CMV at MuseCon

MuseCon is nearly here and, this year, Cat is their Guest of Honor! This Illinois convention takes place this weekend, August 4-6 at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca. MuseCon is a family-friendly event that invites all muses out to play – it “is a weekend-long convention for artists, musicians, inventors, gadgeteers, makers, tinkerers, and creative people of all ages,” as they say! And it looks like memberships are still available.

Here’s where you can find Cat at MuseCon 7 this weekend:


7:30 PM – Opening Ceremonies & Klingon Pop Warrior
When: 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Where: Lakeshore
Description: Welcome to MuseCon 7! We will meet our Guest of Honor Catherynne Valente, special guest Loren Damewood, and find out what’s in store for the weekend.

Immediately after we will be serenaded by the Klingon Pop Warrior – a unique and fun experience for audiences of all ages, featuring the best of today’s popular music is brought to you in the original Klingon. (Andrea Hawkins-Kemper, Catherynne Valente, Loren Damewood, Staff)


10:30 AM – Journeying to Fairyland
When: 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Where: Barrington
Description: The Fairyland series by our Guest of Honor Catherynne Valente began as a book much beloved by a character in another of her books. It wound up becoming a real book – The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Come hear the amazing tale of September’s Journey. (Catherynne Valente)

1:30 PM – Alternative Funding of Creative Projects
When: 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Where: Barrington
Description: Patreon, Kickstarter, subscriptions and pay as you go – the creative artist now has many ways to connect to their audience and help fund their artistic creations. Our panel will discuss some of the ways they’ve used and the pros and cons of each. (Catherynne Valente, Matthew Morrese, Jen Midkiff)

7:30 PM – In the Cities of Coin & Spice
When: 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Where: Lakeshore
Description: Join our Guest of Honor Catherynne Valente as she reads from some of her best known works, which in turn inspired wonderful music. (Catherynne Valente)


12:00 PM – Catherynne Valente’s Latest Works
When: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Where: Leighton
Description: Our Guest of Honor Catherynne Valente will read excepts from some of her latest works. (Catherynne Valente)

3:00 PM – Closing Ceremonies & Feedback Session
When: 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Where: Lakeshore
Description: It’s been a fun weekend at MuseCon, but now its time to show off what we’ve learned and say good-bye. A feed back session will follow immediately after. Please be polite and constructive in your comments – compliments welcome! (Andrea Hawkins-Kemper, Staff, Catherynne Valente, Loren Damewood, Tanya DePass)

If you’d like to learn more about MuseCon’s programming, click this way.

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