Opening Ceremonies (Friday 7 pm, Ballroom West)
2011 Chairs, Mary-Ellen McAlonen and Doug Ward, launch Ad AstraÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 30th Anniversary convention and introduce our attending Guests of Honour. Ãƒâ€šÂ As a special greeting, members will be addressed by past Guests of Honour, the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1984), Julie Czerneda (2002) and Ed Greenwood (2006).Ãƒâ€šÂ Ãƒâ€šÂ
Coin-Op Improv (Friday 9-11 pm)
This improv comedy show is a special fundraising event for The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. The improv is presented by the troupe PandoraÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Toybox, lead by actress Emily Schooley. Your donations will influence the performance. Come to share in the laughter and to help support a great cause.
Concert ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â Giasone Italiano (Saturday, 7 pm, Ballroom West)
NEW! Concert - Heather Dale (Saturday, 9 pm immediately following the Masquerade, Ballroom West)
Lost Myths (Saturday, 7 pm)
Join us for an interactive multimedia performance. Lost Myths can be described as ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œA playful medley of cryptomythological fiction, pantheons, bestiaries, comics, art, games, readings, performances, and moreÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Â.
Ãƒâ€šÂ Ãƒâ€šÂ Panelists: Rupert Bottenberg, Claude LalumiÃƒÆ’Â¨re
Tribute to Past Guests of Honour (Sunday, 4 pm)
Join us to honour the memories of former Ad Astra Guests of Honour who have passed away. We will be honouring Catherine de CampÃƒâ€šÂ Crook, George Alec Effinger, Frank Kelly Freas, Phyllis Gotlieb, James P. Hogan, L. SpragueÃƒâ€šÂ de Camp, and Roger Zelazny.Ãƒâ€šÂ Share memories, stories, and readings.Ãƒâ€šÂ Ãƒâ€šÂ
Ãƒâ€šÂ Ãƒâ€šÂ Panelists: Ed Greenwood, David G. Hartwell