Schedule of Events

Imagining the Fantastic II

No events will run concurrently, so come for both days and see EVERYTHING: lively panel conversations, author/artist readings and discussions of their work, all with lots of audience Q&A. 

Books will available at the event on Friday, and at the Bookshelf in Mount Pleasant two weeks before the event and at the Broadway Theater on Friday.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Alchemy of Beginnings — Art, Inspiration, and Making a Start
[All participants]

12pm - 1pm
Line and Lineage — The Art of Charles Vess 

1pm-2pm -- Break

Music of The Fantastic — A Conversation With M.T. Anderson and Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

Book Signing

A Telling of Shadows — How Dark is Too Dark?
[All participants]

Peformed by Charlie Bethel

Friendship and enmity. Joy and lament. Gods and men. Life and death. Huge antitheticals of the human experience come together in this 3,000-plus year old tale from ancient Mesopotamia. Cross into the underworld with the king who did not want to die and learn the Big Secret of the Gods.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Perilous Realm — Psychosis, Restoration, and Fantasy 
[All participants with Dr. Larissa Niec]

Forging the Fantastic — The Art of Swordsmithing
Jake Powning

1pm-2pm Break

Author Readings
M.T. Anderson, Holly Black, and Ari Berk

Mappa Mundi — World Building in Story, Image, and Performance
[All participants]

Peter Pan

A Screening of the 1924 Silent Film Peter Pan with live harp accompaniment by Elizabeth-Jane Baldry


All events will be held at the Broadway Theatre in downtown Mount Pleasant.

Broadway Theatre
216 E. Broadway
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858​
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Free parking is available in downtown Mount Pleasant all day. No ticketing that day, so park in the timed zones all day.

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