Summer 2021 - Schedule


These are Central Daylight Savings Times (CDT), which is one hour behind Eastern Standard Time. So anyone attending who will also be participating in the LibertyCon virtual convention, keep in mind that all their times are Eastern Standard Time, and one hour ahead of us at ConFinement. (Example: The Baen Roadshow will start at 1pm for us, but 2pm for LibertyCon’s schedule)


  • (9am? – 1pm Unofficial range trip)
  • 2:00 – Opening Ceremonies (Mike Williamson)
  • 3:00 – What’s New in Horror (Megan Miller, Amie Gibbons)
  • 4:00 – Darwin’s Impact on Gothic Horror Literature (Jonathan Baird, Stephanie Osborne)
  • 5:00 – Survivalism 101: Prepping best practices, tips, tricks, etc. (Mike Williamson, Jonathan Baird, Brena Bock, Mark Wandry)
  • 6:00 – Soul-grabbing Fiction: How to addict your readers with inspiring fiction (Lydia Sherrer, Marina Fontaine, William Alan Webb)
  • 7:00 – DINNER BREAK
  • 8:00 – Beyond 1984: Fun with Dystopias (Marina Fontaine, William Alan Webb, Michael Isenberg)
  • 9:00 – Food and Fiction & Food IN Fiction (Amie Gibbons, Brena Bock, Marina Fontaine)


  • 10:00 – Ethnobotany- A world of edibles around us (Jonathan Baird) [hands on Workshop, meet in Panel Room to start]
  • 11:00 – Animal Familiars & Sidekicks: Round 2 (Mod David Bock, Lydia Sherrer, Doug Triplett, Julian Thompson)
  • 12:00 – How Does That *Really* Work: Accurate portrayal of technology in fiction. (Brena Bock, Richard Weyand, David Sherrer)
  • 3:00 – Your Results May Vary: Variable Stars and Betelgeuse [Presentation] (Stephanie Osborn) LIVESTREAM
  • 4:00 – How to Start Writing Professionally in 4 Easy Steps [Presentation] (Richard Weyand)
  • 5:00 – Marketing for Authors: Everything you need to know (David and Lydia Sherrer) [Workshop]
  • 6:00 – Developing Realistic Characters (Brena Bock, Amie Gibbons)
  • 7:00 – Writing and research military Non-Fiction (William Alan Webb, Brena Bock)
  • 8:00 – Magical Goat Sidekick Brainstorming Session (Lydia Sherrer & Amie Gibbons: Brena Bock) (Interactive Panel, Adults only, BYOB (discreetly))


  • 10:00 – SPEARED, the Single-Person Emergency Atmospheric Re-Entry Device [Presentation] (Stephanie Osborn) LIVESTREAM
  • 11:00 – (2 hr slot) We Shall Rise RT: Gary Poole (mod), John Ringo, Lydia Sherrer, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, Stepanie Osborn, Kacey Ezell, Mike Massa, Chris Smith, Jason Cordova, Jamie Ibson (LIVESTREAM with rebroadcast in panel room for audience to watch)
  • 1:00 – Hillbilly Gothic: Appalachian horror and science fiction (Jonathan Baird)