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Friday, November 8
 

3:00pm EST

Masquerade Registration from 3pm to 8:30pm
Friday November 8, 2019 3:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Promenade Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

4:00pm EST

Jews in Space: Shabbat Services
A traditional Prayer Group organized to support attendees of Philcon who favor a traditional style of Jewish prayer service for Sabbath and Holiday Observance.

Friday November 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Three Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

8:00pm EST

Launch Party for Jersey Pines Ink & Copper Dog Publishing ~ 2 Hours
Four new books! The novel Death Counts The Golden Coins by Ivy C. Leigh and the anthology Crypt Gnats: Horror You've Been Itching to Read, edited by Dina Leacock, both from Jersey Pines Ink, along with the novel When Fighting Monsters by Edward McKeown and the shared-universe anthology Sha'Daa Toys, from Copper Dog Publishing.

Speakers
avatar for Michael H. Hanson

Michael H. Hanson

Managing Editor/Author/Poet, Copper Dog Publishing LLC
Author, Poet, and Publisher Michael H. Hanson created the ongoing SHA'DAA shared-world anthology series published by Moondream Press (an imprint of Copper Dog Publishing). In 2017, Michael's short story "C.H.A.D." appeared in the Eric S. Brown edited anthology "C.H.U.D. LIVES... Read More →
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Dina Leacock

Diane Arrelle, the pen name of South Jersey writer Dina Leacock, has sold more than 250 short stories and has three published books including Just A Drop In The Cup, a collection of short-short stories and her newest collection of horror stories, Seasons On The Dark Side, . She... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST
Executive Suite 823 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

9:00pm EST

Sara Henya - Concert #1
Harp and vocals with a distinct fantasy feel.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Henya

Sara Henya

Sara Henya is a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter and harpist whose music has a distinct fantasy feel. Her music branches the mainstream and the fantastic, so you can find Sara and her band playing in bars and music venues just as often as conventions. Philcon is her home con... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST
Main Stage (Grand Ballroom A) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

9:00pm EST

Meet The Pros & Art Show Reception
Friday November 8, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Promenade Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

10:00pm EST

Friday Night Dance
Speakers
GC

Gil Cnaan

By day, Gil works as a data scientist at DuPont, working not only with big data, but AR/VR, and other emerging technologies. By night, he works as an event promoter and DJ, both with his own company, Storykeeper Events, and as a coproducer of the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire. He... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm EST
Main Stage (Grand Ballroom A) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 
Saturday, November 9
 

9:00am EST

Jews in Space: Shabbat Services
Saturday morning Shabbat services will be held at 9am. Saturday afternoon services and the service for conclusion of Shabbat will be arranged if sufficient interest and attendance is indicated.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am EST
Plaza IV Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

10:00am EST

Masquerade Registration from 10am to 3pm
Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Promenade Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

12:00pm EST

Anxiety, Depression, and an Otherwise Promising Knack for Writing
Join Special Guest Heather Shaw as she talks about her writing career and the challenges that come with trying to create while suffering from chronic General Anxiety Disorder and Depression. She will read excerpts from her work and host a Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Shaw

Heather Shaw

Heather Shaw is a writer, editor, bookkeeper, sewist, and lindy hopper living in Berkeley, CA with her husband and 12-year-old son, River. She’s had short fiction published in Strange Horizons, The Year’s Best Fantasy, Escape Pod, PodCastle, and other nice places. She has been... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Main Stage (Grand Ballroom A) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:00pm EST

Presentation by Artist GoH Stephanie Law
Stephanie Law will take you on a journey through the two decades of her fantasy art, from rpgs and ccgs, to what she's up to these days. She'll show you some of the process she uses for her watercolor paintings and her gold leafing techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Law

Stephanie Law

Stephanie Pui-Mun Law's work is an exploration of mythology mixed with her personal symbology. Her art journeys through surreal otherworlds, populated by dreamlike figures, masked creatures, and winged shadows. The fantastical permeates through the visions, and you get a sense that... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Main Stage (Grand Ballroom A) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

2:00pm EST

In Conversation with Tim Pratt
Special Guest Heather Shaw interviews Principal Speaker Tim Pratt about his life and work.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Pratt

Timothy Pratt

Tim Pratt is the author of more than 20 novels, most recently theAxiom space opera series, including Philip K. Dick Award finalist TheWrong Stars, The Dreaming Stars, and forthcoming third volume TheForbidden Stars. He's a Hugo Award winner for short fiction, and hasbeen a finalist... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Main Stage (Grand Ballroom A) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

3:00pm EST

Launch Party for "P is for Pluto"
Join Jackie Kingon and Guardbridge Books for the release of her new SF/mystery/comedy novel, a sequel to "Sherlock Mars". There will be cake!

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Executive Suite 823 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

3:30pm EST

Masquerade Rehearsals
Speakers

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Main Stage (Grand Ballroom A) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

5:00pm EST

Launch Party for "Starship Alchemon"
Award-winning author Chris Hinz welcomes you to the launch of Starship Alchemon – a deep-space action opera combined with a threat to all humanity.

Speakers
CH

Christopher Hinz

Christopher Hinz is the author of seven novels. "Liege-Killer" won the Compton Crook Award for best first novel and earned a nomination for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. A graphic novel adaptation of "Liege-Killer" was published in June. He has written screenplays... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Executive Suite 823 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

7:00pm EST

eSpec Books Launch Party
eSpec Books invites you to join us in the Con Suite to celebrate their 2019 releases. There will be food, fun, authors, and prizes!

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Panelist, eSpec Books
Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house, eSpec Books (www.especbooks.com). Her published... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Executive Suite 823 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

7:30pm EST

Doors Open For Masquerade Seating
Saturday November 9, 2019 7:30pm - 8:00pm EST
Main Stage (Grand Ballroom A) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

8:00pm EST

The Sandy Swank Memorial Masquerade
Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST
Main Stage (Grand Ballroom A) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

9:00pm EST

Launch Party for Fortress Publishing
Speakers
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Brian Koscienski

Brian Koscienski is one half of Fortress Publishing, Inc. Fortress is an unholy dichotomy between the blistering writing style of Brian, who resembles Sasquatch with mange, and the dynamic gothic world of Chris Pisano, the last known Cro-Magnon man. When angry villagers wield-ing... Read More →
avatar for Ian Randal Strock

Ian Randal Strock

Fantastic Books
Ian Randal Strock is the editor and publisher of Fantastic Books (www.FantasticBooks.biz). As a writer, his fiction has appeared in Nature, Analog (from which he won two AnLab Awards), and several recent anthologies. His nonfiction has much wider distribution (including "Ranking the... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Executive Suite 823 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

9:30pm EST

This Way To The Egress - Concert #1 (As The Masquerade's Half-Time Show)
Equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world-beat & three ring circus, EGRESS weaves elements of klezmer, balkan, American blues, ragtime, swing, & punk rock into whiskey-soaked melodies.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm EST
Main Stage (Grand Ballroom A) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 
Sunday, November 10
 

10:00am EST

Masquerade Photo Purchases & Award Pick-Ups from 10am to 2pm
Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Promenade Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00am EST

This Way To The Egress - Concert #2
Equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world-beat & three ring circus, EGRESS weaves elements of klezmer, balkan, American blues, ragtime, swing, & punk rock into whiskey-soaked melodies.

Sunday November 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Main Stage (Grand Ballroom A) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00am EST

Veteran's Rememberance
Sunday November 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Executive Suite 823 Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:00pm EST

Sara Henya - Concert #2
Harp and vocals with a distinct fantasy feel.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Henya

Sara Henya

Sara Henya is a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter and harpist whose music has a distinct fantasy feel. Her music branches the mainstream and the fantastic, so you can find Sara and her band playing in bars and music venues just as often as conventions. Philcon is her home con... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Main Stage (Grand Ballroom A) Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002