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Myths and Legends Convention 6 and
Dates: July 4 – 8, 2018
Location: The Hyatt Regency in the Denver Tech Center
Wednesday July 4th: light programming through the afternoon, outings, and fireworks in the evening
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 9 am – Midnight
Sunday 9 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday afternoon through evening
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9 am – 7 pm,
Sunday 9 am – 3 pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 am – 8 pm,
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
The Myths and Legends Convention celebrates our modern myths and legends. We believe that the only difference between stories of Hercules and Harry Potter or the fall of Troy and Mordor is time. Hundreds of years from now, which of the stories we obsess over today will still be told? Will they tell tales of The Doctor, a mysterious figure who always appears right where he is needed? Or will they recount the lineage of the Winchesters, and the deeds they performed? We do not know which stories will persist, but they all have the possibility of surviving the test of time.
Each year, Myths and Legends celebrates a changing selection of fandoms. As an added bonus, this year we will host the travelling sci-fi/fantasy convention Westercon for its 71st iteration!
Find out more about passes and how to purchase them here.
Westercon Bid Deadline Note:
The first Westercon 2020 Bid Deadline is December 31!
If you are with a group that wants to bid for the right to host the 2020 West Coast Science Fantasy Conference (Westercon 73), note that the first of several bid filing deadlines is December 31, 2017. Currently, only sites in the Northern and Southern portions of western North America (as defined in the Westercon Bylaws) are eligible to bid. If no bids file by December 31, 2017 (and none have been filed as of the time we posted this), then most of the Central Zone (except the immediate vicinity of the Westercon 71 site in Denver) also becomes eligible. So if you’re bidding and you’re from the North or South, you should file before the end of 2017 to “lock out” the Central zone.
If your group wants to bid to host Westercon 73 in 2020, you need to file the required documents with Westercon 71 (2018, Denver). The documents are: 1. A cover letter declaring your intent to bid and listing at least two officers (Chair and Treasurer) and the specific dates you plan to hold your Westercon should you win. 2. An organizing document (such as bylaws). 3. A letter of intent or similar document from your proposed facility. 4. If in the USA, proof that your organization is a non-profit association or corporation. Send these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org to file your bid.
Regardless of whether or not any bids file by December 31, 2017, only bids filed on or before April 15, 2018 will appear on the Westercon site selection ballot. For the detailed rules for Westercon, including the exact specification of the bidding zones and filing requirements, see Article 3 of the Westercon Bylaws in the Current Papers section of the Westercon web site at http://www.westercon.org/organization/business/
Shiny Garden, the nonprofit that hosts Myths and Legends, also has a tabletop gaming convention called HexaCon! Find out more at hexacondenver.org.
Shiny Garden also runs a new steampunk and costuming convention called WhimsyCon! Find out more at whimsycon.org!
Announcing our 2018 Guests of Honor!
David Gerrold – Master of Ceremonies
David Gerrold is the author of over 50 books, hundreds of articles and columns, and over a dozen television episodes. He is a classic sci-fi writer that will go down in history as having created some of the most popular and redefining scripts, books, and short stories in the genre.
TV credits include episodes from Star Trek (“The Trouble With Tribbles” and “The Cloud Minders”), Star Trek Animated(“More Tribbles, More Troubles” and “Bem”), Babylon 5 (“Believers”), Twilight Zone (“A Day In Beaumont” and “A Saucer Of Loneliness”), Land Of The Lost (“Cha-Ka,” “The Sleestak God,” “Hurricane,” “Possession,” and “Circle”), Tales From The Darkside (“Levitation” and “If The Shoes Fit”), Logan’s Run (“Man Out Of Time”), and others.
Novels include When HARLIE Was One, The Man Who Folded Himself, The War Against The Chtorr septology, The Star Wolf trilogy, The Dingilliad young adult trilogy, the Trackers duology, and many more sci-fi classics.
Additionally, the autobiographical tale of his son’s adoption, The Martian Child, won the Hugo and Nebula awards for Best Novelette of the Year and was the basis for the 2007 movie, Martian Child, starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Joan Cusack.
Nancy Kress – Literary Guest of Honor
Nancy Kress is known for her Hugo and Nebula-winning novella Beggars in Spain. Kress won the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 2013 for “After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall”, and again in 2015 for “Yesterday’s Kin”.
Rebecca Moesta – Editor Guest of Honor
Rebecca Moesta (pronounced MESS-tuh) is the bestselling author of many science fiction and fantasy books, both solo and in collaboration with her husband Kevin J. Anderson, including the STAR WARS: YOUNG JEDI KNIGHTS series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Little Things, Star Trek TNG: The Gorn Crisis graphic novel, the original CRYSTAL DOORS trilogy, the Grumpy Old Monsters graphic novel, and the STAR CHALLENGERS trilogy.
She holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University and is a founding member of Superstars Writing Seminars. She is the co-publisher of WordFire Press and has more than 25 years of experience as a professional editor.
Jeff Sturgeon – Artist Guest of Honor
Jeff Sturgeon’s work has graced hardback and paperback books, ebooks, magazines, CDs and album covers, and video games. His work has been displayed in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In a former life, Jeff was a long-time computer game artist/art director, most notably with Electronic Arts Seattle.
Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover – Filk Guests of Honor
Sugo Music recording artists Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover perform original arrangements of Celtic music from the British Isles and the Medieval and Renaissance melodies of the European courts and countrysides, interweaving soaring vocals with a Celtic Harp, an Octave Mandolin, guitars, flute, recorders, and a Tin-Whistle. They are known for their “effortless harmonies and deft facility in numerous traditional instruments” (Mythopoeic Society), and Margaret has been described as “an incredible singer – her clear soprano and harp playing I cannot praise enough” (the folknik).
Margaret & Kristoph have delighted audiences since 1993 — sharing the magic of other times and places with fans of traditional music the world over. They have put together an engaging collection of traditional Celtic, Medieval, and Renaissance music ranging from haunting harp-based ballads and troubadour love songs, to danceable jigs and reels. Their lyrics, including some in Gaelic, Medieval French, and Pro
Mem Morman and Kent Bloom – Fan Guests of Honor
Kent started reading SF before he was 10 years old (a long time ago). He attended Discon II in 1974, MidAmeriCon in 1976, and hasn’t missed a Worldcon since. He joined the Washington Science Fiction Association in 1975, and was active in that club and its Disclave conventions until he was transferred to Colorado Springs in 1991. Kent is a founding member of First Friday Fandom of Colorado Springs. Kent started working on Worldcons at Iguanacon in 1978, where he was a radio operator and operations staff member. He chaired Denvention 3 in 2008. He is currently President of the Worldcon Heritage Organization, which collects and displays artifacts from Worldcons.
He has volunteered at Division Head and Department Head levels at Worldcons around the world, including Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. He has also chaired and been secretary for Worldcon and Westercon Business Meetings.
Mem attended her first Worldcon (and her first science fiction convention) at Baycon in Berkeley over L
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Andrew Mayne – Entertainment Guest of Honor
Andrew Mayne, star of A&E’s Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne, is a magician and novelist. He was ranked the fifth best-selling independent author of the year by Amazon UK and his Jessica Blackwood series, about a female FBI agent who pursues crimes that appear supernatural, was nominated for the ITW Award.
As a magician, he started his first world tour when he was a teenager and went on to work behind the scenes for Penn & Teller, David Blaine and David Copperfield. He’s also the host of the Weird Things podcast, winner of the 2016 Podcast Award for best science series.
What is the Myths and Legends Convention? We celebrate our modern myths and legends at our annual Convention. For 2018 we are focusing on Firefly, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and Dresden Files, as well as hosting Westercon 71!
Join us for tea dueling and dancing, panels and programs, make-and-takes and interesting guests, as well as a vendor room full of hand-made fan-oriented items and an art show with custom made items to enhance your body and home.
Special thanks to our participating sponsor, MileHiCon!