About the Workshops - 2019
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Guest of Honour - Simon Hopkinson
If you grew up in Australia, chances are you've been influenced by this man.
Quite aside from his years as a playwright and theatre director, Simon Hopkinson has had a long involvement with the ABC and Australian television. He co-created and wrote for the original Bananas in Pyjamas and a host of other shows, as well as entering into production and editing roles. Simon has also been Commissioning Editor for ABC Children’s Television, a consultant for ACMA, and President of the Australian Writers’ Guild.
Simon comes to us to talk about the production process, and how a book adaptation travels from page to screen - a process he has overseen many times, with titles ranging from The Magic Pudding to Tomorrow When The War Began. As one of the most experienced in the game, we are truly lucky to have him join us.
Edit 24/09/2019 - alas, due to supply issues, this panel has had to be cancelled. In good news, it will return in a later year (the supplies are still on their way), and the Nanoblocks workshop has been given this slot instead.
The imagery of the Wheel of Time is vivid, stunning, and beautiful. If you've ever wanted to bring that to life, to see Whitebridge, the White Tower, or any of the other breathtaking locations described in the series, in real life, then this is the workshop for you. We'll teach you how to get started building your own scale scenery and environments. You may not come away having built a scale model of Tar Valon, but if we do it right, you'll come away wanting to.
Participants will collaborate to create a scale model of the island of Tremalking from the ground up, learning valuable skills along the way. A warning that whilst aprons will be provided, this workshop does include a potential for mess.
Gnosis of the Wheel of Time
Gnosticism may be an ancient proto-Christian sect which has largely died out as a religion, but that hasn't stopped its influence on pop culture or literature. Come to this panel to learn about Gnostic beliefs and how they connect to the mythology of the Wheel of Time series, influence the world-building of the series, and compare with the underlying philosophies of the series.
Come along and make your very own kesiera to take home with you!
A kesiera is a jeweled pendant on a chain worn as a hair ornament on the forehead. The pendant is commonly made of precious stone. It is usually worn by high ranking Cairhienin ladies.
The most well known kesiera is the one worn by Moiraine Damodred and is used as a focus for her eavesdropping, a skill she discovered as a girl.
Using simple jewellery findings and provided tools you will be able to make your own kesiera & matching earrings. All costs are included in the price of your ticket to the Legend & Myth con 2019.
 The Eye of the World, Chapter 53
 https://wot.fandom. com/wiki/Kesiera
Else Grinwald killed Asmodean! Moridin is actually a reborn Latra Posae! Pedron Niall was a Darkfriend! The entire series takes place inside a vacuole!
No matter how crazy, off the wall, or just insane your theories are, there's a place for them here. At this panel we'll throw anything at the wall and see if it sticks (not literally, don't worry about the damage deposit Eleanor). We'll take the strangest, oddest, and most out there ideas and expand them until you just about believe them... and then the panel ends and you're left shaking your head as to how crazy we must be. Expect laughs, odd looks, and lots of looniness!